Page 1720 of 1725 FirstFirst ... 72012201620167017101717171817191720172117221723 ... LastLast
Results 68,761 to 68,800 of 68961

Thread: Post Race!

  1. #68761
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    Guess I missed the construction signs.
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

  2. #68762
    Frenzied Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    1,807

    Re: Post Race!

    https://www.vbforums.com/showthread....ht=qbasic+curl

    In this thread SmUX2k claims QBasic had web access with a utility called curl. Call me pedantic, but that is borderline nonsense imho. Why? First of all there is no version of utility for MS-DOS which means this solution wouldn't work on the platforms QBasic was designed for. Second, it is just a clever trick using an external program.

    I know networking existed for DOS and access to the early internet was possible with just software for that OS. Out of curiousity, has anyone ever accessed the internet using some BASIC dialect for DOS actually running under DOS?

    This reminds me of an e-mail I once recieved decades ago, someone thought that calling the Sound Recorder in Windows 95 to play wave files using the SHELL statement in QBasic meant they had made a program capable of text to speech. If they had used actual port I/O and snippets of assembly code (CALL ABSOLUTE) I might have been mildly impressed by a program reciting the letters in a text.

  3. #68763
    PowerPoster
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Modesto, Ca.
    Posts
    5,206

    Re: Post Race!

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Swinkels View Post
    https://www.vbforums.com/showthread....ht=qbasic+curl

    In this thread SmUX2k claims QBasic had web access with a utility called curl. Call me pedantic, but that is borderline nonsense imho. Why? First of all there is no version of utility for MS-DOS which means this solution wouldn't work on the platforms QBasic was designed for. Second, it is just a clever trick using an external program.

    I know networking existed for DOS and access to the early internet was possible with just software for that OS. Out of curiousity, has anyone ever accessed the internet using some BASIC dialect for DOS actually running under DOS?

    This reminds me of an e-mail I once recieved decades ago, someone thought that calling the Sound Recorder in Windows 95 to play wave files using the SHELL statement in QBasic meant they had made a program capable of text to speech. If they had used actual port I/O and snippets of assembly code (CALL ABSOLUTE) I might have been mildly impressed by a program reciting the letters in a text.
    This seems more suited for the General developers forum.

    I am curious why your interested in software that runs on MS-Dos.

  4. #68764
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Swinkels View Post
    Call me pedantic
    You're pedantic.
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

  5. #68765
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    Your post, however, was meta. This is the post race, everything here is discontinuous nonsense, but what you posted wasn't nonsense, which makes it discontinuous nonsense. So it both was and wasn't at the same time.
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

  6. #68766
    Frenzied Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    1,807

    Re: Post Race!

    Nah, such outdated languages don't really have any relevance anymore, so for me it is more chit chat than a real discussion. I am not really interested in obtaining software that runs under DOS if that is you what mean, it is more that I am interested in old programming languages and by extension old software. Mostly for nostalgic reasons and a curiousity about how such old software works. While it isn't really all that useful or practical to know in most cases, it can still be fun and interesting to learn about the inner workings of old software and even hardware. While it serves no practical purpose, I have for example tried pushing Q(uick)BASIC to its limit by writing programs capable of using EMS/VESA/the mouse/soundcard/MIDI. It is interesting to see how those things we take for granted in a more modern language have to be manually implemented in an older language. Also, an interesting topic for debate here is where to draw the line between a program that depends on something minor external utility and a program that is essentially a script making another program do most of the work.

    If those things interest you, go ahead reply in depth to what I brought up or ignore it. It's not that important, just fun to me.

    PS:
    I didn't want to hijack a thread about HTML parsing for the purpose of debating whether or not calling curl QBasic constitutes giving QBasic true access to the web. This thread seemed as good as any a place to post something like this. It appears to be full of random topics by other people anyway.

  7. #68767
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    Ya think???
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

  8. #68768
    Frenzied Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    1,807

    Re: Post Race!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    You're pedantic.
    I am not sure how to take that, but I guess it is good to be pedantic at times, I believe it is important to not just throw something together that works but to think about how you write it when developing a program. Also, it occurs to me, that if you are going to use a utility that needs at least Windows 95 to work, you might as well use a programming language more suited to that os.
    Last edited by Peter Swinkels; Mar 1st, 2024 at 05:19 PM.

  9. #68769
    Frenzied Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    1,807

    Re: Post Race!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Ya think???
    I think a lot, too much at times, probably. LOL - What exactly were you referring to?

  10. #68770
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Swinkels View Post
    I am not sure how to take that, but I guess it is good to be pedantic at times, I believe it is important to not just throw something together that works but to think about how you write it when developing a program. Also, it occurs to me, that if you are going to use a utility that needs at least Windows 95 to work, you might as well use a programming language more suited to that os.
    How should you take it??? You told us to call you pedantic, so I did. You should take it literally.
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

  11. #68771
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Swinkels View Post
    I think a lot, too much at times, probably. LOL - What exactly were you referring to?
    I was replying to the final two sentences in your post:

    This thread seemed as good as any a place to post something like this. It appears to be full of random topics by other people anyway.
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

  12. #68772
    Frenzied Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    1,807

    Re: Post Race!

    LOL

    I thought as much.

  13. #68773
    PowerPoster Zvoni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    To the moon and then left
    Posts
    4,444

    Re: Post Race!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Your post, however, was meta. This is the post race, everything here is discontinuous nonsense, but what you posted wasn't nonsense, which makes it discontinuous nonsense. So it both was and wasn't at the same time.
    That's Quantum theory in a nutshell
    Last edited by Zvoni; Tomorrow at 31:69 PM.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    One System to rule them all, One Code to find them,
    One IDE to bring them all, and to the Framework bind them,
    in the Land of Redmond, where the Windows lie
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    People call me crazy because i'm jumping out of perfectly fine airplanes.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Code is like a joke: If you have to explain it, it's bad

  14. #68774
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    Yeah, I noticed that, but I got too distracted trying to decide whether Peter's cat was dead or alive.
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

  15. #68775
    PowerPoster Zvoni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    To the moon and then left
    Posts
    4,444

    Re: Post Race!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Yeah, I noticed that, but I got too distracted trying to decide whether Peter's cat was dead or alive.
    Now you’re just trying to get entangled in philosophical questions….
    Last edited by Zvoni; Tomorrow at 31:69 PM.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    One System to rule them all, One Code to find them,
    One IDE to bring them all, and to the Framework bind them,
    in the Land of Redmond, where the Windows lie
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    People call me crazy because i'm jumping out of perfectly fine airplanes.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Code is like a joke: If you have to explain it, it's bad

  16. #68776
    Frenzied Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    1,807

    Re: Post Race!

    Well, I do own a dog! :-) :-)

  17. #68777
    PowerPoster Zvoni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    To the moon and then left
    Posts
    4,444

    Re: Post Race!

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Swinkels View Post
    Well, I do own a dog! :-) :-)
    Named Pavlov?
    Last edited by Zvoni; Tomorrow at 31:69 PM.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    One System to rule them all, One Code to find them,
    One IDE to bring them all, and to the Framework bind them,
    in the Land of Redmond, where the Windows lie
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    People call me crazy because i'm jumping out of perfectly fine airplanes.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Code is like a joke: If you have to explain it, it's bad

  18. #68778
    Frenzied Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    1,807

    Re: Post Race!

    Hahaha, no her name is Tessa. :-)

  19. #68779
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    So, if tessa wrecked the place, would that be fourth dimensional destruction?
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

  20. #68780
    Frenzied Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    1,807

    Re: Post Race!

    Probably! :-)

  21. #68781
    Fanatic Member Peter Porter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    538

    Re: Post Race!

    If Tessa reaches fourth-dimensional levels, you might need a quantum physics expert to explain the paw-tential consequences!

  22. #68782
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    That would be a ruff discussion.
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

  23. #68783
    Super Moderator dday9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    South Louisiana
    Posts
    11,761

    Re: Post Race!

    Louisiana just signed a conceal carry law. It looks like I'll no longer be breaking the law starting July 4th.
    "Code is like humor. When you have to explain it, it is bad." - Cory House
    VbLessons | Code Tags | Sword of Fury - Jameram

  24. #68784
    Super Moderator dday9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    South Louisiana
    Posts
    11,761

    Re: Post Race!

    \,,/
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    "Code is like humor. When you have to explain it, it is bad." - Cory House
    VbLessons | Code Tags | Sword of Fury - Jameram

  25. #68785
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    I don't know who that is.
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

  26. #68786
    Super Moderator dday9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    South Louisiana
    Posts
    11,761

    Re: Post Race!

    Rob Halford of Judas Priest, it was a nod to "Breaking the Law"
    "Code is like humor. When you have to explain it, it is bad." - Cory House
    VbLessons | Code Tags | Sword of Fury - Jameram

  27. #68787
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    You're going to tear something stretching like that.
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

  28. #68788
    PowerPoster
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Modesto, Ca.
    Posts
    5,206

    Re: Post Race!

    Quit around here. Haven't heard from Dil in several days. Maybe he's busy packing and moving that 800miles.

    Finished watching a documentary on Netflix called the Octopus. If you like conspiracy theories this is a wild ride.

  29. #68789
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    Was that an eight part documentary?
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

  30. #68790
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    Took me a while to figure out what had quit.
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

  31. #68791
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    We've been having a spot of weather, but that pretty much quit yesterday. A bit of rain coming next week...then spring will return. Still, it has been cold the last couple days. I knew my tree was getting over eager when it put on blossoms last week! That was followed by two days of snow and freezing temperatures.
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

  32. #68792
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    March, in like a lion, out like a deranged lamb with the blood of Punxsutawney Phil still dripping from it's fangs!
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

  33. #68793
    PowerPoster
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Modesto, Ca.
    Posts
    5,206

    Re: Post Race!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Was that an eight part documentary?
    4 part

    I fast forwarded thru a few segments I could tell weren't relevant.

  34. #68794
    PowerPoster
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Modesto, Ca.
    Posts
    5,206

    Re: Post Race!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Took me a while to figure out what had quit.
    ?????

  35. #68795
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    Reread your post.
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

  36. #68796
    PowerPoster
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Modesto, Ca.
    Posts
    5,206

    Re: Post Race!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Reread your post.
    Ah man, don't you know, that's how us cool kids write "quiet". Don't be a square dude. lol

  37. #68797
    PowerPoster
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Modesto, Ca.
    Posts
    5,206

    Re: Post Race!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Was that an eight part documentary?
    Took me a wile before I realized your lack of sincerity.

  38. #68798
    PowerPoster
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    24,482

    Re: Post Race!

    Quote Originally Posted by wes4dbt View Post
    Quit around here. Haven't heard from Dil in several days. Maybe he's busy packing and moving that 800miles.
    Not yet, but it has been under discussion. Sort of shocked me the other day "Maybe you should sell your house and move in here."

    Gulp.

    I even think she really has given in on being wrong, which was the pivotal issue that led to all of the strife in the last two months. If it comes up she still waffles, she hates being wrong, but she already admitted it.

    Of course being blocked on the phone if she has a fit over nothing is one thing. Locked out of the house quite another.

    But nothing like that is going to happen tomorrow.

  39. #68799
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    That could make for an interesting tax season, next year.
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

  40. #68800
    Super Moderator Shaggy Hiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    39,043

    Re: Post Race!

    Quote Originally Posted by wes4dbt View Post
    Took me a wile before I realized your lack of sincerity.
    As the saying goes: Forewarned is forearmed....or half an octopus.
    My usual boring signature: Nothing

Page 1720 of 1725 FirstFirst ... 72012201620167017101717171817191720172117221723 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Click Here to Expand Forum to Full Width