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"According to the BBC, Lowry's feat outstripped the previous record by 17,439 rockets and required a whopping 250 kilograms of gun powder. Not to pooh-pooh on the ping pong balls, but damn."
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.-John Q. Adams You must accept one of two basic premises: Either we are alone in the universe, or we are not alone in the universe. And either way, the implications are staggering.-Wernher von Braun Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.-Albert Einstein
Scissors cuts paper, paper covers rock, rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, and as it always has, rock crushes scissors.
If you think you understand it, it's just a fluke.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- "Why don't you tie a kerosene-soaked rag around your ankles so the ants won't climb up and eat your candy ass." - Dale Earnhardt, 1997
First day at the VB6 gig was interesting. The old VB6 code works fine, and not too full of bad practice, but written by someone with only a very basic understanding, so many things are achieved by Rube Goldberg contraptions for no reason at all. Except for linking form controls to datarow fields by index. Each TextBox5 links to a different field, i.e. TextBox5(2) links to dr(2).
But things like reading all records from the DB, and then looping through them and only adding those that match a date range to the grid: these make churning out replacement code a cinch. Should get all the easy stuff done early, then make my sales pitch for an urgent rewrite.
It is, BASIC is intended to allow anyone to write code, but there should be some check somewhere that that code isn't used for core LOB applications with complex areas like production scheduling and shop floor control.
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.