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by bfuller
Sep 17, 2012 5:24
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: writing a basic program
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Re: writing a basic program

have you found this "How do I run Freebasic?" thread in the Beginners forum yet?
by bfuller
Sep 03, 2012 5:26
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 8041
Views: 517414

Re: Squares

@Albert, your programming skills are really very good---when you keep focussed. You come up with some very clever things every now and then----the occasional competition between you and Dodicat is fun to watch from the sidelines---I always run your respective posted code to see what happens. @ Richa...
by bfuller
Aug 22, 2012 3:26
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 8041
Views: 517414

Re: Squares

@Albert,

your skill at coding is pretty clever when you concentrate on coding. Just get stuck into it, leave the "meaning of life" and "origins of the universe" stuff to the Philosophers and your code productivity will improve out of sight.
by bfuller
Aug 20, 2012 7:01
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: All-time growth in May 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 5844

Re: All-time growth in May 2011

It will have no significant effect on functionality. Ha, True. (I was going to highlight the 7,000 number as some sort of milestone, then had second thoughts after I expected to get attacked from all sides, and justifiably too I suppose. Now I guess I just feel that false statistics are as bad or w...
by bfuller
Aug 20, 2012 3:59
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: All-time growth in May 2011
Replies: 41
Views: 5844

Re: All-time growth in May 2011

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I notice that we just hit 7000 members. There have been a large number of new registrations in the last couple of days, but none of them look "human" until at least a fair way down page two of the member list (sorted by date joined). Is it easy (or eve...
by bfuller
Aug 19, 2012 9:22
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 8041
Views: 517414

Re: Squares

Have you read a little book called "A brief History of Time", subtitle "From the Big Bang to Black Holes" by Stephen Hawking. It is fairly readable for such a complex subject, and still leaves some doubt as to the "complete theory" . The one I have was written in 1987, ...
by bfuller
Aug 17, 2012 5:16
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 8041
Views: 517414

Re: Squares

@Richard no, it is 2:1 (or 200%) or 1:2 (or 0.5 or 50%). I dont see how mechanical advantage can be a negative number as Mechanical advantage is a measure of the force amplification. I do suppose as we are considering a lever and one force is down, whilst the other is up, then we could get a negativ...
by bfuller
Aug 17, 2012 3:15
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 8041
Views: 517414

Re: Squares

I would say the "efficiency" of the lever is very close to 100% (a tiny loss for friction at the fulcrum), so A. The "mechanical advantage" is a different story, that would to either 2:1 or 1:2 depending which end was which. Edit---OOPs, I now see this has been answered well enou...
by bfuller
Aug 16, 2012 5:51
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 8041
Views: 517414

Re: Squares

regarding the animated gravity gif, a quick look seems to show the higher gravity is in mountainous areas (the most earth under you) or in areas of high volcanic activity (with lots or Iron near the surface). Low lying and wet areas are low in gravity. In any case high mountains and volcanoes often ...
by bfuller
Aug 16, 2012 4:57
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 8041
Views: 517414

Re: Squares

This whole "Squares" thread, (and its predecesor "Circles") sets off my Crap detector, but I still read every new post because it is indeed amusing crap, and some clever code is posted every now and then.
by bfuller
Jul 26, 2012 5:08
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Mouse in FreeBasic
Replies: 12
Views: 3974

Re: Mouse in FreeBasic

Others have said this already, but I will try to say in simpler words......take a close look at your > and < conditions in your original post.
Nothing can be > 637 and < 8 at the same time. The other way round, yes.
Try drawing it on a piece of paper.
by bfuller
Jun 29, 2012 7:24
Forum: Beginners
Topic: e-mailing from Basic
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Re: e-mailing from Basic

Did you click "examples" under Doc files on http://www.blat.net ? Seems to be a few there, but I didn't open any.
http://www.blat.net/examples/
by bfuller
Jun 20, 2012 2:33
Forum: General
Topic: Walkabyte
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Walkabyte

Very clever Old Salt!
by bfuller
Jun 04, 2012 11:35
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Slack halyard
Replies: 8
Views: 1384

Re: Slack halyard

You know, I have been searching for years for that old (AI) program called ELIZA, I used to have it on a CP/M machine, a Kaypro II, I often wondered if it could be rewritten/updated/modernised----and there she is on that ABC site.
by bfuller
Jun 01, 2012 0:48
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Ordering RGB values. Opinions wanted.
Replies: 15
Views: 1663

Re: Ordering RGB values. Opinions wanted.

This idea may have been mentioned above (in more complicated words, luminance etc), but a suggestion is to convert colour to greyscale, then order by shades of grey.

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