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  • need some help here

    You could always disable javascript.

  • Microsoft stub out cigarettes ?

    Personally I don't mind people smoking. My take on the situation is that hell, there are already enough pollutants in EVERYTHING else, wtf is a little tobacco smoke gonna due. 

    Among pesticides, fertilizers, steroids (in cattle), genetic engeneering in other livestock and produce, vehicle exhaust, solar radiation rising, stupid people breeding, drunk people driving, crackheads robbing, thug boys thugging, and hundreds of other things - I think I can handle a person relaxing with a cigarette in their mouth.

    And the argument placed earlier about people legally loading themselves with a poison that is served at most any diner or pub and walking right to their car and speeding off to run some kid over is very relevant. I would rather see 100 people smoking cigarettes, hell even 100 people smoking a joint in one hand and a cigarette in the other and driving with their feet over seeing a drunk driver.

    I think we are just breeding a world of whiners these days. Raised on T.V. and Ritalin.

    And yes I currently smoke a cigarette or two. I started back up not too long ago after 3 years of not smoking. I will say that never durring those 3 years, or any other time I had quit, did I ever feel the need to tell someone their 'smoke was bothering me'. You don't like it? Then YOU move somewhere else. They have just as much of a right to be at that spot as you do. Hell, you could even ask politely if they would mind moving down a little more. But I will tell you now, if I had some random schmuck come cough on me because they were pissy about smoke, I'de jam the cigarette up their nose and tell em to enjoy as they smack at their face trying to get it out.

  • need some help here

    Well as far as the pop-ups go, you might want to contact a developer of one of those pop-up blocker programs and ask if you can offer it out to your customers.

    For the spam, well it all depends upon your MX server. You'll want to install rules that look for and filter out messages based on regular expressions and/or other methods. You can write your own, but that would be re-inventing the wheel just do some looking around with google or somthing.

  • I am fragile

    I felt the same way when my neighbor got the Black Voltron Lion before I did. =/

    I totally understand where you're coming from and I feel for you. Just remember to get back up on that horse buck-o and you too will one day get your Black Voltron Lion.

  • Teaching students about the "real world"

    department-specific messageboards on the company intranet is usually a good start. it allows everyone in the department to draw a line through someone elses project progression. Good project management software, you would need to research which would be best for your company. Intranet based Instant Messaging software is also very nice to have, though I would not reccommend using it for asking questions you want to be documented, use email for that and auto-archive your messages frequently. Not much worse than getting ok'ed on something without having it in writing then being questioned on it later...

    Some companies like to use video-conferencing, though, I dunno - I've never been too fond of it, if I HAVE to talk to a bunch of people and cannot do it face to face, I would rather just use the phone instead of having people look at me eating a sammich. =p

  • Guess what this thread is all about

    Speaking of comparisons, I scanned an article today about problems with VB.Net diverging from the .Net framework to, supposedly, accomodate old VB programmers. It has to do with Stacks and Heaps. I forget what it was, I have the article at work, ill put more info up on here about it tomorrow.

  • Tough SQL Server XML Challenge

    It could get kinda chunky depending upon the filesize, but you could store the data as a string and

    string.split("<?xml version=""1.0"" encoding=""UTF-8""?>")

    Or string.replace("<?xml version=""1.0"" encoding=""UTF-8""?>" & vbCrLf, "")

    That is, if you know it is coming from a windows machine. Otherwise, you would need to find out how they do their CRs or just ommit the & vbCrLf since when you read in the xml it doesnt care about white space.

  • Why people build things for free

    Very good post Holl, and I agree with you 100% on the reasons you have set forth.

  • Help needed - Visual Basic .NET

    I guess I should mention that it isn't good policy to do the above in-line like that, instead get the IndexOf value and check for <> -1 then remove.

  • Help needed - Visual Basic .NET

    Even simpler still:

    I like using the .IndexOf() method.

    Dim myItem As New ListViewItem("matchstring")