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by bfuller
Feb 26, 2013 4:40
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: New Computer Options
Replies: 11
Views: 1782

Re: New Computer Options

Well, I bought the new laptop----a Toshiba Satellite P850-02C with i7 processor and W8. It is surely a shock to the system----the young sales guy challenged me to find how to turn it OFF----I had to give up. Even then he had difficulty finding the "slide out from the side under the hovering mou...
by bfuller
Feb 22, 2013 22:09
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: New Computer Options
Replies: 11
Views: 1782

Re: New Computer Options

Thanks for moving this to Community Discussion------I realised after I hit the "Submit" button the thread was probably in the wrong place. Yes, I must admit I like the look and feel of XP, and I am familiar with it, and it works fine------but we are pretty much forced to upgrade everything...
by bfuller
Feb 22, 2013 9:09
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: New Computer Options
Replies: 11
Views: 1782

New Computer Options

OK, here's the situation. I have been avoiding the obvious for some time, but today I think my hand has been forced. My trusty laptop (Toshiba Satellite with XP) had two BLUE SCREENS OF DEATH in the last two days. I have a boot CD (BartPE) so I have saved my data but even though it did eventually re...
by bfuller
Feb 17, 2013 8:05
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: What is the name of the horse that is in FB logo??
Replies: 18
Views: 2447

Re: What is the name of the horse that is in FB logo??

You are indeed a clever old salt.
1032 lines!--how long did that take you to type in (let alone come up with the code in the first place)?
by bfuller
Feb 16, 2013 9:23
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: rounded corners
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: rounded corners

Look at my last post in this thread.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11523&hilit=parallel&start=15
It was to create a fillet in a corner but the same principles apply.
by bfuller
Oct 26, 2012 4:04
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 8041
Views: 517411

Re: Squares

A man is driving down a country road, when he spots a farmer standing in the middle of a huge field of grass. He pulls the car over to the side of the road and notices that the farmer is just standing there, doing nothing, looking at nothing. The man gets out of the car, walks all the way out to the...
by bfuller
Oct 26, 2012 3:30
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: how to search for valid com ports?
Replies: 3
Views: 1699

Re: how to search for valid com ports?

You might be able to make use of this code, or parts of it.

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=17452&p=153272&hilit=open#p153272

If you scan all available ports to see what is happening on each perhaps ????
by bfuller
Oct 26, 2012 2:34
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 8041
Views: 517411

Re: Squares

Ha, very wise.
by bfuller
Oct 25, 2012 1:51
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 8041
Views: 517411

Re: Squares

@ Albert

I have been trying to stay out of this, and just be amused from the sidleine but............
produce a negative photon with negative energy.

The electron does not emit a "negative" photon, it absorbs a photon, thereby raising its energy.
by bfuller
Oct 22, 2012 23:10
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 8041
Views: 517411

Re: Squares

@ Albert--it doesn't need to look like anything--you are still very clever. @dodicat--I am not sure whether your imagination is greater than your programming ability, or the other way round, or perhaps they are equal. T'was tempting to hit the ESC key but instinct told me something would happen at t...
by bfuller
Oct 21, 2012 10:40
Forum: General
Topic: dr Eliza
Replies: 16
Views: 1413

Re: dr Eliza

I found this on Pete's QB site. I had to make a few changes to get it to work, but does compile and run. #lang "qb" 'ELIZA.BAS 'Eliza/Doctor 'Original author: Joseph Weizenbaum 'This version:Frederick B. Maxwell, Jr. 'Version 1.0 2/12/85 Initial CP/M (MBASIC) release 'Version 2.0 6/13/89 I...
by bfuller
Oct 16, 2012 23:38
Forum: Projects
Topic: Lighthouse, night and fog
Replies: 14
Views: 1851

Re: Lighthouse, night and fog

Frequency, doppler shift, pulse width, The Scan rate, Pulse repetition rate, antenna gain, beamwidth, height, min range, maximum range, multiple target discrimination (in both range and bearing) and so on are effectively all design trade offs, and the speed of light does not compromise. I think it w...
by bfuller
Oct 16, 2012 23:23
Forum: General
Topic: C to FreeBasic Translator?
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: C to FreeBasic Translator?

I would love to just see a side by side list------maybe with examples of a few short typical programs. I think it is probably pretty easy once you get started---its getting started that is hard for me. There are some on this forum that appear to be fluent in both C and FB and happily switch back and...
by bfuller
Oct 16, 2012 23:17
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: re: start problems
Replies: 11
Views: 1190

re: start problems

This question comes up fairly frequently. I wonder how many potential users just give up and never come to the Forum to ask "Why?". Would it be possible to put some sort of alert at the start of the compiler so that if/when someone just runs fbc.exe without any source code, the "littl...
by bfuller
Sep 23, 2012 22:57
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 8041
Views: 517411

Re: Squares

You could memorise them, then recite them when you are bored. You would be the life of any party LOL.

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