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The Soap Box / Re: Anti NATO protest in Madrid
« Last post by caballero on June 27, 2022, 09:24:32 PM »
Unfortunately, most, if not all, of the people taking part in the protest are communists, who associate NATO with capitalism. Although what they say about NATO currently seems correct, their real goal is to end capitalism (and they do everything possible to do so), which is what really brings them to this demonstration. Curiously, if they were given the choice between living in Cuba, a communist country, or in the USA, which they consider the pinnacle of capitalism, all of them would go to the USA without thinking twice. Curious ideology.
The Soap Box / Anti NATO protest in Madrid
« Last post by hutch-- on June 27, 2022, 07:28:58 PM »
The Campus / Re: print floating point stuff with 'printf"?
« Last post by Greenhorn on June 27, 2022, 05:00:50 PM »
You may have a look at StringCchPrintf or one of the function that it replaces.
Showcase / Re: Extract tables from web pages
« Last post by NoCforMe on June 27, 2022, 04:34:41 PM »
Pretty kewl. Any chance I can get a version that I can point at any web page to extract from?

(BTW, my antivirus, AVG, complained about it, said they'd want to submit it to their lab for examination: should only take a day or two ...)
The Campus / Re: print floating point stuff with 'printf"?
« Last post by NoCforMe on June 27, 2022, 12:13:39 PM »
Is there a Win32 function that'll format floating-point values? I use wsprintf() all the time*, but it only handles integer values.

When I need printable representations of FP values, I use Raymond's library (specifically, FpFLtoA() ).

* I probably shouldn't be using this function, as it's not "safe" (can be used to hack code via buffer overruns), but since I'm not creating "production" code that anyone else is gonna use, it's not much of a problem ...
The Campus / Re: How to calculate ....
« Last post by NoCforMe on June 27, 2022, 11:59:45 AM »
Don't forget the "$' operator, which gives you the current address in your code (or data):
Code: [Select]
TokenParseChars DB ' ', ',', "'", 'H', $hexChar, $EOL, $EOF, ';'
 $numParseChars EQU $ - TokenParseChars
gives you the number of characters in that list. You can put it in code segments too to measure distance.
The Soap Box / Re: The Australian Police State.
« Last post by hutch-- on June 27, 2022, 11:36:29 AM »
> need to learn something from history.

There is great wisdom here that few practice but then we have an expression here in OZ shared in other western countries.

Q. How do you know when a politician is lying ?
A. Their mouth is moving.

I take the point that much of what is said about the old Soviet was exadurated propaganda but I have also seen a lot of photographs and other evidence of the "pogroms" under Stalin, massive piles of bodies, enforced rural collectives that destroyed food production, an authoritarian police state and a badly focused centralisation that came close to losing the WW2 initial invasion by the Nazis.

I have an unusual insight into both Russian communism and Chinese communism as my grandparents were Bolsheviks. In Australia just after WW1, this meant trade union support, support for working class people and a false idealism of old Russian communism. In her old age, my grandmother used to listen to what was then "Radio Peking" broadcast on short wave from Beijing.

I am personally a "Lasseiz Faire Capitalist" which means "work and get paid for it" but I do have some grasp of the aspirations of both Chinese and Russian communism.
The Soap Box / Re: Pro Russian from Finland
« Last post by hutch-- on June 27, 2022, 11:18:41 AM »
Gratsie Greenhorn,

That is an excellent link. I like Ritter, he has the irritating habit of speaking the truth. I gave up on supporting NATO after they bombed the chyte out of old Yugoslavia, especially as I had friends here in OZ from Belgrade and knew a number of folks from Serbia who were programmers.

Effectively a clapped out cold war relic looking for a purpose and making a pest of itself ever since with aspirations of expanding around the world.

Now for all of the folks in Europe suffering the consequences of blowback from the Russians, open up the coal mines again, fire up the nuclear reactors and keep their industry going, their populations fed and stop people from freezing their arse off in the coming winter.

You will live longer breathing a bit more pollution than by freezing to death if starvation does not kill you first. I don't know all of European coal mines, but I know Germany and Spain have decent big mines and I am sure there are others. Phuk the "New World Order", eat, work, stay warm and survive.
The Soap Box / Re: Pro Russian from Finland
« Last post by caballero on June 27, 2022, 04:01:32 AM »
The problem is not Europe's sanctions on Russia backfiring, this is just the icing on the cake. Since the subprime crisis of 2008, nothing has been done other than printing money for a continued party, to which must be added the ecological impetus of the West that has prevented investment in all that is supposedly anti-ecological, such as fossil fuels, nuclear energy, etc.

Europe has its own resources that are not exploited by antiecological. In Spain, thermal power plants have been literally dynamited in a Taliban act wanting to exemplify the non-return in ecological investment policies in wind turbines, solar panels, etc. So now we find ourselves with a changed foot in the face of this new inconvenience that Russia's natural resources no longer come to Europe or that they come with an increased price via intermediary countries.

The problem is that, even if we suddenly understood that renewable energies alone, at least today, are not enough to cover our energy requirements, we would need some time to start up alternative energies to fill these gaps, a nuclear power plant doesn't start up for two days.

Germany, faced with the energy crisis, has returned to burning the highly polluting coal. What shows that the gentlemen who have designed the plan of no return to renewable energies have not worked well in their planning. Not to mention that lithium has skyrocketed in price. Has anyone investigated the repercussions of having a huge battery under the car? Suppose a taxi driver spends most of his day sitting on a huge battery that produces magnetic fields.,la%20energ%C3%ADa%20generada%20con%20carb%C3%B3n.

The answer is that nobody has raised anything. It is assumed that the resources are unlimited for the implementation of renewable energies, that they do not pollute and that they do not produce adverse effects. The political and ideological objective is 100% renewable energy and no one can question it.
The Soap Box / Re: The Australian Police State.
« Last post by six_L on June 27, 2022, 01:48:45 AM »
Maybe you have answered on those questions yourself.
yes,this is my viewpoint though arguably flawed.I will be pleased to see some views from the people of the old Soviet Union.
The scientific evaluation of historical events and famous celebrity like Stalin is related to the major future of the nation. progress or decline.

The Fundamental Theorem´╝Ü
1/if the celebrity was good, the evaluation is good, then the nation will be progressing.
2/if the celebrity was bad, the evaluation is bad, then the nation will be progressing.
3/if the celebrity was good, but the evaluation is bad, then the nation will be declining.
4/if the celebrity was bad, but the evaluation is good, then the nation will be declining.

the historical events will happen again. the today's people(Especially national leaders) need to learn something from history.

thanks for the link.
Most of these materials were main sourced from political opponents, traitors and enemies in the Soviet Union.
Kruschev was liking to do grandiose things to impress people,no any capacity to lead a nation. Mao said "I will confer him a gold medal with 1000kg."

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