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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.

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 :

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by Xtra » 01 Nov 2019, 13:13

OldClipboard is not global

Re: « What's on your mind? »

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Post by jballi » 29 Oct 2019, 08:31

This Video Is Sponsored By ███ VPN - Tom Scott on misleading VPN advertising

Re: « What's on your mind? »

Post by garry » 28 Oct 2019, 05:39

Update your iPhone 5 / - Affected Apple devices are not impacted until just before 12:00 a.m. UTC on November 3, 2019.
Update your iPhone 5 to continue using App Store, iCloud, email, web, and other services
Starting just before 12:00 a.m. UTC on November 3, 2019,*
iPhone 5 will require an iOS update to maintain accurate GPS location and to continue to use functions that rely on correct date and time including App Store, iCloud, email, and web browsing.
This is due to the GPS time rollover issue that began affecting GPS-enabled products from other manufacturers on April 6, 2019.
Affected Apple devices are not impacted until just before 12:00 a.m. UTC on November 3, 2019.

20191027 WebAssemly WASM used for Malicious Purposes
Recent Study Estimates That 50% of Websites Using WebAssembly Apply It for Malicious Purposes
A study published in June 2019 reveals that in the Alexa Top 1 million websites, one out of 600 sites execute WebAssembly (Wasm) code.
The study moreover finds that over 50% of those sites using WebAssembly apply it for malicious deeds, such as cryptocurrency mining and malware code obfuscation.

20191027 Germany Munich Oktoberfest flatulence / Climate Change
Oktoberfest is attended by millions whose burps and flatulence contribute towards its emissions.
For the millions of people who descend on Munich for the annual bash, Oktoberfest is a celebration of beer, bands and bratwurst.
But as the dust settles for another year on the world’s largest folk festival, and die Bierleichen (“beer corpses”)
return to the land of the living, environmental scientists have released the first analysis of methane emissions from the 16-day party.
Researchers at Technical University in Munich walked and cycled around the perimeter of the festival last year with mobile sensors aloft.
The instruments found the event emitted nearly 1,500kg of methane – 10 times the amount that wafted off Boston, Massachusetts, in the same period.

20191028 Thanks Dog WhiteHouse Trump
just some news from Trump ...

.... was violently eliminated last night. He will never again harm another innocent man, woman, or child.
The world is now a much safer place. <<<<<<<<< I don't belive

answers :
-Nandaa kumar
‏Only the USA could do this... Well done...
-cat in shadows
Russia does it without so much fanfare

... done by dog ... that helped to capture and kill ....