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by deltarho[1859]
Jan 22, 2019 21:38
Forum: Beginners
Topic: timer vs GetTickCount64 precision
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: timer vs GetTickCount64 precision

The following is for fun but it could have a serious application. It is simply Sleep with a 100ns resolution (Assuming a QPF of 10MHz). Needless to say, Windows only. On my machine I get: 0.002345799996696485 0.002345799997826248 0.00234579999997564 0.00234579999769835 0.002345799996419373 0.0023457...
by deltarho[1859]
Jan 22, 2019 10:45
Forum: Beginners
Topic: timer vs GetTickCount64 precision
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: timer vs GetTickCount64 precision

I only intended a flying visit. <smile> The plot thickens - I had HPET disabled in the BIOS. I could have sworn that was enabled. Anyway, with HPET enabled in the BIOS and 'on' via bcdedit I get a QPF of 14318180Hz - what I used to get with Windows 7. With 'off' via bcdedit I get a QPF of 10000000Hz...
by deltarho[1859]
Jan 21, 2019 18:24
Forum: Beginners
Topic: timer vs GetTickCount64 precision
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: timer vs GetTickCount64 precision

@deltarho[1859] interesting information But not 100% true! When I mentioned the influence of timeBeginPeriod on GetTickCount I started to have nagging doubts and went through the PowerBASIC archives for a post I made some years ago. With Windows 7 the APIs affected by timeBeginPeriod were: Sleep Sl...
by deltarho[1859]
Jan 21, 2019 16:22
Forum: Beginners
Topic: timer vs GetTickCount64 precision
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: timer vs GetTickCount64 precision

dodicat just got in before I did. It may not look like it but I compose off-line. <smile> GetTickCount64 returns milli-seconds but is linked to the system timer which is set at 64 cycles/second ( 15.625ms). We can improve on this by using Declare Function HighPrecisionClock Lib "winmm" Ali...
by deltarho[1859]
Dec 23, 2018 20:36
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Nominations for Forum Moderators
Replies: 70
Views: 3662

Re: Nominations for Forum Moderators

jj2007 wrote:Being gentle can be really mean ;-)

When I have kept a cool head I have done that with MrSwiss as few times to see his successive posts become more vitriolic and I can imagine him foaming at the mouth like a rabid dog.
by deltarho[1859]
Dec 23, 2018 17:48
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Nominations for Forum Moderators
Replies: 70
Views: 3662

Re: Nominations for Forum Moderators

Deltarho, I think these anger phases (Yours and mine) are probably age related and should not continue for ever and ever. It is called 'Irritable Male Syndrome' If they could do a truce under those hellish circumstances then I wonder if you and Mr Swiss could try something I did try something - Jun...
by deltarho[1859]
Dec 23, 2018 1:09
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Nominations for Forum Moderators
Replies: 70
Views: 3662

Re: Nominations for Forum Moderators

„stay/go where the pepper grows“ -> go jump in the lake That is new to me - I had to do a Google search. coderJeff made it clear what would happen if MrSwiss and I 'started up again' so I will not respond in kind. Perhaps I should and get both MrSwiss and myself suspended. @Imortis This could be you...
by deltarho[1859]
Dec 22, 2018 19:18
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Nominations for Forum Moderators
Replies: 70
Views: 3662

Re: Nominations for Forum Moderators

@dodicat I am afraid that you 'cocked up'. At no point did you explicitly accept the nomination and include "a statement describing their views and attitudes towards forum moderation". coderJeff even asked, "Are you really volunteering/accepting?". However, my understanding is th...
by deltarho[1859]
Dec 18, 2018 1:07
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Nominations for Forum Moderators
Replies: 70
Views: 3662

Re: Nominations for Forum Moderators

@dodicat I stayed in my resignation thread too long and ended up with a bad taste in my mouth. I knew that it would be damaging for me. The reason for my resignation fell by the wayside and I found myself on a mission the result of which is two guys stepping up to the plate: You and imortis. The bad...
by deltarho[1859]
Dec 17, 2018 23:06
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Nominations for Forum Moderators
Replies: 70
Views: 3662

Re: Nominations for Forum Moderators

A counselor and a hitman. Talk to each other, the middle ground will work.
by deltarho[1859]
Dec 04, 2018 22:52
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Nominations for Forum Moderators
Replies: 70
Views: 3662

Re: Nominations for Forum Moderators

[1] The moderator's job will be to help take responsibility for the community of users, developers, and participants here, to help maintain order and peace, and to help the on-line community thrive, as a place where we can share ideas and projects, and help people out. An important part of this role...
by deltarho[1859]
Nov 14, 2018 11:48
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Forum Moderators
Replies: 19
Views: 900

Re: Forum Moderators

I if catch you two fighting, I suspend both your accounts. I have so wanted to see something like that. It is also very tempting. My kamikaze plane is being fueled as I write this. I am kidding. <laugh> All the forum needs now is: "If I get any more complaints about you, MrSwiss, I will suspen...
by deltarho[1859]
Nov 13, 2018 15:31
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Forum Moderators
Replies: 19
Views: 900

Re: Forum Moderators

He clearly forgot the old adage: "Once a liar, always a liar." But I could not through with it and why I came clean. What we have is a pathetic excuse not to "come to some kind of understanding or compromise". It is academic because I have not withdrawn my resignation. I hung in...
by deltarho[1859]
Nov 13, 2018 8:48
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Forum Moderators
Replies: 19
Views: 900

Re: Forum Moderators

So far I have not contributed to any thread other than my resignation thread. However, I must say something with regard to Pritchard's last post. There is a variable missing from his equation when he posted the two links: I was not a moderator at the time. A Moderator's freedom of expression should ...
by deltarho[1859]
Nov 12, 2018 15:25
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Resignation
Replies: 74
Views: 2612

Re: Resignation

With imortis stepping up to the plate and counting_pine and coderJeff considering introducing additional moderators with specific responsibilities then this thread will have achieved something. Looking at MrSwiss' 'Forum Moderators' thread again it seems to me that the thought of my being a moderato...

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