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  1. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    From what I'm hearing the Jury's still out on the third (booster) shot. They think it's likely to be beneficial but it's as yet unproven and, if it is beneficial, they don't really know how much. ...
  2. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Our rules don't cover miss-information (unless you were to class it as trolling) so Sappy (and anyone else) is safe on that front. Besides, it's not like the information's going...
  3. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I'm personally against vaccine mandates for body autonomy reasons but my own body autonomy screamed at me to go and get the ruddy vaccine. The data's there and it's irrefutable. To ignore it...
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    I guess that's a new "pitched" roof then :)
  5. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    And a dog called Toto
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    Re: GoFund Me Help

    All the cool kids are doing it. It's the new VB6, y'all.
  7. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    By "Self Insure" do you mean saving money yourself to use against a possible crisis? I do that for smaller things but I'd be terrified to do it with household insurance. Mind you, if the premium...
  8. Thread: Post Race!

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    Jeez, DD! I only opened up this thread today but glad to hear you and your family are OK and sorry to hear about the property. Do you have insurance to cover the damage? (I seem to remember you...
  9. Re: I think VB6 is much a better tool/language than VB.NET

    I personally prefer curly braces. Because they're not words they're more visually impactful and make the code blocks stand out a little better for me. It's a pretty trivial distinction, though,...
  10. Re: Forcibly sell values to others or other countries

    Yes... or at least there are people who find autocracy preferable. Autocracy has many benefits if you happen to be on the right side of it. It brings stability and security. Of Course, if you're...
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    I think I agree. It's technically achievable, if I'm being pedantic, but there's no way in hell Biden could politically reverse the pull out now. Just as there was no way in hell Trump could have...
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    @Zvoni, I get the impression we're not differing on principle but rather on achievability. I think you're saying that the reason for pulling out is that achieving a stable state in Afghanistan is...
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    1. I was responding to this: "The afghan people have to stand up and be counted." I don't think women, children and unarmed civilians is an unfair framing when applied to the Afghan people.
    2. I...
  14. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    So definitely appropriately named then
  15. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    A concern I have is that I'm not sure vaccination can provide us with a path out of this virus. I've no data or proof so please don't take this as an assertion but it is a concern.

    My thought...
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    I really hate this rhetoric. You're talking about women, children and unarmed civilians and you're asking them to "stand up and be counted" against armed, trained men with a proven track record of...
  17. Re: I think C++ is much a better tool/language than all your crappy languages

    You all need to learn a REAL programming language like RockStar
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    Not sure but I suspect your use of "private interests" coincides with my use of "commercial interests". You say potato, I say... potato.

    I agree that it's probably more difficult to Nation build...
  19. Re: I think VB6 is much a better tool/language than VB.NET

    Pfft, you're all stupid to have moved on from HammerAndChisel 6.0. It was great for programming on tablets.
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    You know those people we got to see falling to their deaths after clinging to an aeroplane fuselage in desperation? Them.

    A great number of these people put their lives at risk by co-operating...
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    A key part of my sentence was "deaths in action". I won't argue with you that definitions can be (and I'm not surprised to hear, are) massaged to produce a desired statistic. That doesn't...
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    Oh, I'd agree with that and some of the things I've heard coming from Fox over the last week have been pretty awful. They're already loading up the "we don't owe refugees a home" cart which I find...
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    In April he announced a complete drawdown by September the 11th. The complete pull out a week ago, a month ahead of that schedule, was unilateral and only announced the day before. The withdrawal...
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    Re: To Afghan or to not Afghan

    I generally support Biden (he's been a breath of fresh air after 4 years of Trump) but I'm afraid he does bear some of the blame for just how bad this has been. While Trump's deal (and history...
  25. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Well I've had a proper scare over the last week. My doubly vaxxed elderly Mum and Dad came down with it and my anti-vaxxer who's in her early 50s got it. They all seem to be out the other side now...
  26. Re: Winforms Visual Inheritance. Inherited control anchoring/positioning not working

    That tracks then. Thanks for the help guys:thumb:
  27. Re: Winforms Visual Inheritance. Inherited control anchoring/positioning not working

    From the darkest depths of my age addled memory the solution bubbled to the surface.

    The buttons have a "Modifiers" property that sits under the Design category. This defaults to Private. If you...
  28. Re: Winforms Visual Inheritance. Inherited control anchoring/positioning not working

    The way I'm inheriting is simply to change ": Forms" to ": frmWizard" in the code behind.


    Not quite. Once it's been created it anchors to the bottom right, so resizing the form causes the...
  29. [RESOLVED] Winforms Visual Inheritance. Inherited control anchoring/positioning not working.

    Hi All

    I had this problem years ago and was able to solve it but can't, for the life of me, remember how. Pretty sure it was just a property I needed to set somewhere.

    I'm adding wizards to an...
  30. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    That'll be the Covid

    Their role is not to lead, it's to advise. Leadership is supposed to come from your president and, sadly, the current one has only had six months to undo the miss-information...
  31. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Oh, yeah. There's nothing consistent about legislation anywhere.
  32. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I thought about the seatbelt analogy but I didn't like it because harm to others is wouldn't be a direct effect of the choices you make (excepting the driver doing superman impressions). Cost to...
  33. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    ^That's a much better metaphor for what I was trying to say.
  34. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    On this I actually agree with you. On the whole I'm against the idea that we should legally force people to put anything in their body.

    Social pressure is a different thing - I'm happy to tell...
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    Re: Critical Race Theory

    On closer examination I see you did tie it's impact to race... once... as a throw away remark at the bottom of post 39. I don't feel that substantially undermines my position.
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    Re: Critical Race Theory

    Fine by me. I've never tried to deny my privilege and have openly acknowledged it. I don't think that was the killer mic drop you wanted it to be.

    I assure you my criticism of your framing the...
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    Re: Critical Race Theory

    Dil in post 46:-


    The crux of Dil's argument is that we are faced with a choice of off-shoring our production to developing nations which will lead to cheap prices but depressed wages in the...
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    Re: Critical Race Theory

    I think a conversation I recently had with two friends of mine about privilege feeds in rather well. He's white, she's black and they have two mixed race children so that conversation was in the...
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    Re: Critical Race Theory

    Not the word I would have chosen but I guess, yes, in so far as they are losing some of their privilege.

    I didn't say that. In fact I went out of my way to say that I wouldn't frame them as...
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    Re: Critical Race Theory

    In no way are Western consumers "victims" in this. I wouldn't portray them as aggressors but they've benefitted from the poverty of others and are now losing some of that privilege. That does not...
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