Embrace, extend, errr, what was the other one again?
Oh no sorry, that's something else.
3335 posts • joined 19 May 2010
Yes, and when you use the standard multi-line edit box, the product is called "wordpad". That's what wordpad is: a wrapper around the standard multi-line edit box.
No it isn't, Wordpad is a wrapper around the RichEdit control, which allows rtf formatting and so on. That's a very different beast to the basic multi-line edit box.
And notepad? The backward-compatible utility for Win3.11 users.
What nonsense, Notepad was present in the Windows 1.0 release, in fact it pre-existed Windows, as it started life as a DOS program with mouse support.
I've never quite understood why Notepad has this problem with line endings.
To the best of my recollection, the standard multiline edit box in the WinAPI has always dealt with Unix-like line endings correctly, so whatever they did in Notepad can't have used that control.
I'm sure I remember knocking up a rough-and-ready text editor in Visual C++ back in the nineties, using the standard Edit control, in order to edit conf files without destroying their formatting.
The problem, Pester said, is that the middleware systems were unable to deal with the number of customers that wanted to access the banks systems
And he's trying to use this as an excuse? "Please sir, it wasn't me, the computer did it"
Can he not see that determining the expected load and planning for adequate resources to deal with that load are what his job is supposed to be?
It's like he's claiming that suddenly there were twice the number of customers from what they expected.
It's not like setting up a normal publicly accessible website, where planning for expected visitor numbers is always a bit of a gamble.
In this case, there are a finite number of account holders, so working out the expected load should be easy, even if, because of the downtime, more of their customers were trying to log in to see what had happened to their money...
Turn the BOFH stories into a suitable PDF, add a topical cover picture with the title artfully added via your graphical editor of choice, and send it off to a Print-on-demand shop.
Really!! After reading all the BOFH stories over the years, you really want to risk doing Simon out of his rights as author?
they then didn't bother to do any of the required paperwork
There was NO requirement to do anything, they were Commonwealth citizens. There was no further paperwork to fill out. The landing cards (now destroyed) were all that was required, at the time.
Why don't you go and learn about it, instead of coming out with ill-informed bollocks.
I once saw the aftermath of dropping a full "F" size Medical Oxygen cylinder (4 foot tall and 8 inch diameter).
The valve neck snapped, and it departed through the side of an ambulance, went through two brick walls, and disappeared into the woods at the side of the ambulance station. We never did find it...
Dear Reg: You could pioneer some common sense in the name of scientific accuracy. How about linking every instance of the term "AI" to a couple of paras explaining why it is actually nothing of the kind? You do a good enough service setting the record straight on "private" browsing in today's articles, after all.
I often disagree with your point of view on matters, but on this occasion, I can only endorse what you've said, and offer you this -------------->
'the safety record of a Corvair '
I suspect we are talking the Chevrolet Corvair which was identified by Ralph Nader as highly unsafe.
'It's got all the reliability of an NSU RO80'
Again, not an aircraft, and the rotary engine was renowned for the seals at the tips of the rotor failing.
'as popular with pilots as a clapped out Austin Ambassador'
...none where they complain about the window popping out when you jack it up and the steering wheel being square.
I'm sure it's only a matter of time.
Thanks to the Internet, I have the opportunity to be better informed about a wider range of subjects than has ever been possible hitherto. And so does everyone else, if they're prepared to take it. Is that a bad thing?
No, it's obviously not a bad thing, and I too am better informed about all sorts of subjects as a result of the internet.
But, I do believe that it discourages the individual retention of knowledge, because of its immediacy.
I'm in danger of revealing my grumpy-old-man status here, or even getting into a full blown rant, but it seems to me that the mental retention of literary allusions, cultural references etc is something older people do.
It is my perception that younger people, who have grown up with the ubiquitous use of computers and smartphones, and particularly the advent of Google and Wikipedia, make no effort to retain such things, as they can just go and look them up when needed, and then forget them again until next time.
I recently made the mistake of helping my daughter with her "A" level biology homework - which given I used to work in the medical profession I thought should be a doddle.
She had to describe in 'detail' the movement of blood through the circulatory system, so I started with the blood leaving the left ventricle through the semilunar valve into the aorta, and how it travels through arteries to the capillary beds and then back through the veins, through the inferior and superior vena cava, to the right atrium. (simplified)
She was sitting looking puzzled, so I asked what was wrong. She said "Oh, we don't need to know all that"
I was gobsmacked. How can you possibly learn human biology if you don't even need to know the names of the bits you are supposed to be talking about?
I've noticed this before though, that students seem to be actively discouraged from taking a wider interest in any aspect of a subject outside the strict focus of the coursework.
I see people are highlighting 999 calls, fear not, by the time this is done there won't be any police etc.. left due to cuts.
More immediately, the 999 services are going to be moving from TETRA radios to 4G on EE, so even if you could call the emergency services without a mobile signal, the controllers won't be able to talk to the fire engines or ambulances...
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019