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I decided that, instead of manually categorising a bunch of values in a spreadsheet I'd write a simple VBA method that would do the hard work for me. After all, doing it manually would take about an hour. Writing a bit of VBA couldn't take more than... well, I think I'm on hour 5 at this point.
It's been a long time since I've done VBScript, but even VBScript was generally fairly sensible.
No constructor, serious hassles passing user defined types between methods, a limit to the number of times you can use line continuation in a row, the awful experience overall.
I can't believe how much of the world lives and breathes this stuff.
(but of course I'm going to bash my way through it instead of just getting the job done the old fashioned way)
I semi-retired a few years ago but took up a job "in the business" looking after their EUC "solutions" - most of which consisted of recorded macros. Three years later and trying to introduce any form of governance is still like herding cats
Just today I was yearning for the days when I would just knock up a quick program to automate something - I sometimes even find myself wishing for VB6!
I'm upgrading my handset, as I mentioned before.
So the first thing I do it connect it to my WiFi ... and shortly after it starts telling me I'm low on PAYG - because it's updating itself and USING MOBILE DATA INSTEAD OF WiFi!
So that's fixed, and a new PAYG with data, minutes, and text added ... sodding thing.
The fingerprint unlock is good though - really quick!
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
AntiTwitter: @DalekDave is now a follower!
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!
Some are in the form of prescription drugs, usually very new and far beyond even very expensive.
The others are in the form of "dietary supplements" - which due to the way the laws in the US are written, have to show themselves to be neither safe nor effective (and yes, you read the first word correctly). As long as they somehow mention that their claims are not FDA tested and it's not claiming to do anything (innuendos should count but don't). Same with a lot of insurance ads, especially those targeting seniors.
What does this have to do with higher and higher resolution TV?
In the first case, side effects (often worse than the malady they treat) and in the second case, that it has no valid proof that it works or has ever worked (or is even safe*) beyond the placebo effect.
The higher the resolution, the smaller the font and the more impossible to read text they cans squeeze into the bottom edge of your screen.
So, improved picture resolution is, when it comes down to it, an aid to fraud. Also, it encourages these commercials (adverts) and even with the sound turned off they are annoying.
* if somehow show to be unsafe its sale can be halted.
I think you got my thought backwards - I don't want more resolution and thus finer print.
Indeed, to your first point, your eyes and brain process the image quite a bit before you are conscious of it - an example from when I used to hand-color photos (with a water based color - not the usual oil-over): if you had a portrait and colored the eyes, alone, it seemed to come to life. If you colored the entire face it was perceived as a full-color image although the background was in B&W.
The audio for these - that is your basic rhetoric with implied statement not actually made. A well orchestrated and often used dance to the brink of lying without quite doing it. "Mislead" in the most literal sense