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Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by TLM » 13 Dec 2019, 13:06

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by TLM » 13 Dec 2019, 00:14


Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by TLM » 13 Dec 2019, 00:10

gregster wrote:The "walrus operator", I like that :D
same ;)

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by Subaru » 12 Dec 2019, 16:19

Pretty late yesterday, tired. Found a script which had just the thing I was looking for, that's copying active window's title to clipboard and not printing to MsgBox. Couldn't tell what the last symbol of a hotkey firing it was, modifier or not. But I've seen it mentioned somewhere in the Docs the other day, with right keywords I could possibly find it using search box. ..Looking at the section describing One True Brace and seeing it's not the place, I look back at the search box and stare in awe, mildly amused.

Appearing to my eyes was.. one true block

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by SL5 » 30 Nov 2019, 01:18

but that is also a kind of purpose
yes, maybe. In a way yes. But you do not know it then. Just a kind of life with less abstract concepts. In the term "purpose", the drive sounds externally fixed, when "feeling", simply "living", the "purpose" is more inter-defined, and then one can omit the term altogether, or need not even invent it.

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by joedf » 29 Nov 2019, 15:55

@SL5 but that is also a kind of purpose ;)
@guest3456 ahah nice one

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by jballi » 29 Nov 2019, 15:54

guest3456 wrote:
29 Nov 2019, 15:11

i just spent 20 minutes trying to debug a script with this line:

WinGetPosEx(hwnd, x, y, w, h, ol, ot, or, ob)

hint: mistakenly using the variable name "or" will result in the interpreter changing it to "||"

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by guest3456 » 29 Nov 2019, 15:11


i just spent 20 minutes trying to debug a script with this line:

WinGetPosEx(hwnd, x, y, w, h, ol, ot, or, ob)

hint: mistakenly using the variable name "or" will result in the interpreter changing it to "||"

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by SL5 » 29 Nov 2019, 14:27

joedf wrote:
29 Nov 2019, 10:18
oh man, I think many would love to know the answer to that (42 btw)! However, some argue that "the search for a purpose" is the purpose per se. :think:
may we dont need a purpose. Theoretical firefighting :xmas: we do need be loved, be important in some kind, helpful, useful, happy.

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by joedf » 29 Nov 2019, 10:18

oh man, I think many would love to know the answer to that (42 btw)! However, some argue that "the search for a purpose" is the purpose per se. :think:

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by kimarius » 29 Nov 2019, 07:43

What's the purpose of life? :o To play video games, grind ?

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by SL5 » 29 Nov 2019, 04:53

Yes happy Thanksgiving too everyone :)

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by joedf » 28 Nov 2019, 14:11

Happy Thanksgivings to you all from Canada! :D

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by burque505 » 28 Nov 2019, 13:19

Second the motion! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by jballi » 28 Nov 2019, 12:27

Lots of people (?) on the AutoHotkey forum today. Mostly unregistered but still a lot. Better here than shopping on Amazon. Happy Thanksgiving everybody :) including the Canadians who celebrated last month. ;)

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by garry » 17 Nov 2019, 07:18

problem with 'zwarte piet' 'sinterklaas' in nederland netherlands


"This Dutch 'tradition' called 'Zwarte Piet' is disturbing!", says Kardashian.

Pegida is for Zwarte Piet and considers it nonsense that at national entry only soot wipes are allowed.
In protest, Wagensveld was disguised as Zwarte Piet.
The group was allowed to hold a playful action between the public, but refused, according to a municipal spokesman from the soot.
This was meant as a demonstration and therefore the group had to attend a special demonstration course.
When they refused, they were arrested. According to the police, it is not yet clear how long the activists will be detained.
NVU boss Constant Kusters also came to Apeldoorn with some supporters to defend "Dutch cultural norms and values."
No longer allowed ... arrested ... our culture is destroyed ...

no more allowed 2019 :

allowed :

comments to the pictures in imgur in few minutes :
-The origin of Zwarte Piet has him getting grubby with soot due to climbing in chimneys, right? So why is he made up in blackface, instead of
-anything that resembles soot?

20191120 Apple Texas Austin ‘American design, American manufacturing’
Apple CEO Tim Cook and President Trump toured a manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas.
The two have a warm relationship, but Trump wants Apple to assemble its computers in the U.S.
“When you build in the United States you don’t have to worry about tariffs,” Trump said on Wednesday

20191123 Historians Find Another Spy in the U.S. Atomic Bomb Manhattan-Project Los Alamos
His Soviet code name was Godsend, and he came to Los Alamos from a family of secret agents.
The world’s first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, in the New Mexican desert — a result of a highly secretive effort code-named the Manhattan Project, whose nerve center lay nearby in Los Alamos.
Just 49 months later, the Soviets detonated a nearly identical device in Central Asia, and Washington’s monopoly on nuclear arms abruptly ended.
How Moscow managed to make such quick progress has long fascinated scientists, federal agents and historians. The work of three spies eventually came to light.
Now atomic sleuths have found a fourth.
Oscar Seborer, like the other spies, worked at wartime Los Alamos, a remote site ringed by tall fences and armed guards.

Thanksgiving Turkey The White House • November 26, 2019
BREAKING: President Trump pardons ‘Butter’ as the 2019 National Thanksgiving Turkey
This afternoon, President Donald J. Trump continued a cherished White House holiday tradition by officially pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey.
“Bread” and “Butter,” two birds from North Carolina, were the feathered contestants vying for this year’s honor.
In perhaps the closest turkey pardon contest in White House history,
Butter won over Americans’ hearts by a slim margin—taking 50.3% of the vote.

President Trump pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey ( both) !

Speaking from the Rose Garden, President Trump decided to extend a pardon to both lucky birds.
He also wished all Americans a happy, peaceful Thanksgiving.
After a hard-fought race, both turkeys have earned some quality rest and relaxation time.
Following today’s Rose Garden ceremony, they are now headed to their new home at “Gobblers Rest” on the Virginia Tech campus.
They will be cared for by veterinarians and students at the school’s exhibit, where they can be visited by the public.

20191201 Huawei CEO: ‘We Can Survive Without the U.S.’
For China’s top smartphone maker, U.S. suppliers are increasingly a nice-to-have, not a must-have
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Huawei’s Ren Zhengfei discusses how his company will navigate the trade war,
concerns over whether its equipment could be used to spy for Beijing and his road trip across America.
American tech companies are getting the go-ahead to resume business with Chinese smartphone giant Huawei Technologies Co., but it may be too late:
It is now building smartphones without U.S. chips.

U.S. Military Could Collapse Within 20 Years Due to Climate Change, Report Commissioned By Pentagon Says
The report says a combination of global starvation, war, disease, drought, and a fragile power grid could have cascading, devastating effects.

The dog that saved the country … Malta ... Daphne Caruana Galizia
On Wednesday 13 November 2019, the spaniel was screening passengers when he alerted his handlers to the smell of cash. Lots of it.
Customs reportedly found €210,000 (£178,000) in the belongings of a man preparing to board a flight to Istanbul.

How a dog called Peter sparked Malta's political crisis
The spaniel’s keen nose triggered a week of convulsions over the killing of a journalist
No more US computers in China
China is reportedly planning to ban all government offices and public institutions from using foreign software and computers in a move that could dent sales by US tech companies and increase tensions at a crucial moment in the trade war.
Beijing had ordered that all hardware and software be removed within three years, according to a report by the Financial Times.
It cited brokerage firm China Securities as estimating that as many 30 million pieces of hardware would need to be replaced as a result.

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by joedf » 15 Nov 2019, 15:56

nice......................................................................................... >:0

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by gregster » 15 Nov 2019, 11:29

Nice, Python :)

The "walrus operator", I like that :D

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by jNizM » 15 Nov 2019, 10:14


Assignment expressions
There is new syntax := that assigns values to variables as part of a larger expression. It is affectionately known as “the walrus operator” due to its resemblance to the eyes and tusks of a walrus.

In this example, the assignment expression helps avoid calling len() twice:

Code: Select all

if (n := len(a)) > 10:
    print(f"List is too long ({n} elements, expected <= 10)")

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by garry » 11 Nov 2019, 08:17

20191104 MsMpEng.exe Microsoft Defender now for LINUX
Microsoft: Defender ATP is coming to Linux in 2020 / By Liam Tung | November 4, 2019 -- 14:48 GMT (14:48 GMT)
Microsoft is planning to bring its Defender antivirus to MLinux systems next year and will be giving a demo of how security specialists can use Microsoft Defender at the Ignite Conference this week.
Microsoft announced the brand change from Windows Defender to Microsoft Defender in March after giving security analysts the tools to inspect enterprise Mac computers for malware via the Microsoft Defender console.
Rob Lefferts, corporate vice president for Microsoft's M365 Security, told ZDNet that Microsoft Defender for Linux systems will be available for customers in 2020.

;- tipps from ahk-user drugwash :
;- https://autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=32030
;- Disable Windows Defender if it's running in the background - it's known to slow the system down.
;- Run services.msc and look through those set to Automatic startup. They are quite a lot and some are useless or even unwanted. But don't disable anything unless you're 100% sure.
;- Try different (even older) versions of certain drivers (video, LAN etc.), maybe one of the current ones acts up.

Time to Market is not a good metric

Modern software development is typically producing deeply flawed products with many defects.
If one tries to find out why, the most often cited reason is that "time to market is more important than quality" and "we can fix it later".
Unfortunately you will usually find that it is not actually fixed later.
However, in this web page I am looking for well known counter examples to the thesis that time to market is more important than quality.
I am looking for products that were influential enough to have a Wikipedia page but are now just a footnote of history.
So, here we go:

Palm pilot
Microsoft Tablet PC
Lotus 1-2-3

from Felix von Leitner :