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  1. trouble configuring - going old and senile

    I'm just trying to compile and install tideEditor and it appears to be a fairly standard autoconfiguring package but fot the life of me I can't get it to find the relevant Qt modules.


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    Re: Gmail alternative

    +1 for lavabit - excellent service and reliable

    Bouncingwilf
  3. Re: Why use an email client like Thunderbird?

    I wish I had TBird on this Raspberry Pi I'm currently using to access the web (on holiday and the wi-fi's broke) Waiting for each horrible starting page of glitzy email providers to render is like...
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    Re: ubuntu tablet coming today?

    I'm keen to give it a try on my Nexus 7 as, despite all the positive comments from everyone, I don't rate highly. One thing bothers me though - does the ubuntu OS handle the 3G side of things - I...
  5. Re: Can't link compiled fortran files together

    Not sure where time is defined or if it is an intrinsic but it looks as though you may need to add the appropriate library to the linker line i.e. append -llibrary_where_time-_function_is

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    Re: Five programming languages to know.

    Well it's a bit tricky - I don't think there were 5 languages when I started coding - I'm not a programmer but found writing the code was easier ( and faster) than trying to explain a problem to a...
  7. Re: how to write to a particular address in C?

    A pain to most maybe but we used to regularly write direct to video ram and bypass the OS on DOS based systems - It was orders of magnitude faster than OS calls for screen handling!

    Bouncingwilf
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    Re: Linux inches forward

    My thoughts were not so much on the iPad comments which are trivial in the context of the bigger picture. On one hand you have Microsoft postulating that the true cost of ownership of their systems...
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    Linux inches forward

    Interesting item in techweekeurope regarding Linux uptake ( or possible more realistically lack of MS/Oracle etc uptake.
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    Instagram seek to use photos

    For those who asked the questions on how safe is data held in the cloud or on sharing sites, the following link may prove to demonstrate potential dangers
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  11. [ubuntu] Re: Incorrect Calculation in LibreOffice Calc

    The only thing I can think of is that cell l6 is being read as a text cell rather than a number - It may be worth checking that there is no leading space on the number. I assume that the comma...
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    Re: What say the collective?

    I try to avoid fixing other peoples computer gear but family are hard to refuse - In the old days, when they brought me radios, tv's etc to fix, The "If I can't fix it, can I have it for spares?"...
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    [SOLVED] Re: new user passwords are now 'judged'

    Erm......I'm using Linux Mint and not searching with the dash

    Bouncingwilf
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    [SOLVED] Re: new user passwords are now 'judged'

    Well my philosophy is to use a really strong password (15 Chars+) and then to set autologin. If anyone does then get to my machine via the "backdoor" - i.e. non-physical access, then they are...
  15. Re: .schema in SQLite under ubuntu don't show tables

    Your command syntax is correct and should show you the "commands" used to create the tables. Possibly your sql file failed?

    I suggest you try and create a dummy table in the database (you can...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Problems With SQLite

    Sorry but not sure exactly what you require as your description is limited and I have no experience of using wxWidgets but:

    It looks like you've failed to include the sqlite headers in your code...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Boolean logic: Simplify

    Oops! my bad - I naturally assumed C and as the OP wanted the statements "simplified" just used !n - As a former chemist who used to dabble in the other OP's , we used to operate by the motto...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Boolean logic: Simplify

    I see your problem, there is a lack clarity in the question however,

    In C Bools are ints and ints can be Bools so I suspect the clue the've given where the case n=0 is a case for reversing...
  19. Thread: C++ code

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    [SOLVED] Re: C++ code

    If this is a homework project then you really need to sort it out yourself but as a clue - what is the highest allowable index No. of the array mark ( bearing in mind indices start from 0)?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ancient seeks web development advice

    Many thanks for the replies - apologies for the slow response but a small family crisis developed!

    Seems like lamp is the way to go but as mobile devices feature strongly in the mix, I shall...
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    [ubuntu] Ancient seeks web development advice

    An errant nephew has asked for my assistance in developing a web application and I must confess that despite 40 odd years of tinkering with code, this is an area I have avoided like the plague (...
  22. Re: SQLite3-Upload csv while ignoring duplicate

    Well I'm not sure what language you are coding in but the methodology I would use in these circumstances is as follows:

    1. open the Sqlite database
    2. open the csv file for reading
    3. parse the...
  23. Re: SQLite3-Upload csv while ignoring duplicate

    Well, I'm not sure what you want to do in the case of duplicate data ?

    a) data's duplicate so discard and process next record ( i.e.return)
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    b) update the other column in the record you are...
  24. Re: SQLite3-Upload csv while ignoring duplicate

    Firstly, I assume you mean a table with two columns (not rows). If this is the case you can easily check if you are trying to add a duplicate entry to table with a unique primary key - the following...
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    Re: code improvement? Fortran

    First off, looking at your code it looks like F77 to my old eyes. i.e. it, fixed format and in the "old" upper case norm. Modern fortrans are usually written free form and lower case.

    Secondly,...
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