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by CeaSaR
Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A vision
Replies: 22
Views: 3138

Re: A vision

Did someone say science FICTION? OK, good sf is based on fact, but a writer has leeway with the truth. Perhaps this should be Science Fantasy?<p>Dean - loved Silent Running when I saw it premiered on TV. Just rented it last year - even made my non-techie sister-in-law fall in love with the little bo...
by CeaSaR
Tue Sep 14, 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Visual Basic
Replies: 13
Views: 4246

Re: Visual Basic

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by John Paul: Sometime I would like to try visual basic but I went to look at the latest version and it was ... <hr></blockquote><p>John Paul,<p>Look at my thread re: VB1 Help File in this forum. The ...
by CeaSaR
Thu Sep 02, 2004 12:00 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Floating point equations to integer equations?
Replies: 1
Views: 1088

Re: Floating point equations to integer equations?

First thing that comes to mind is: 'to raise a number to a power use the carrat sign between the number to be raised and the power'. Ie: 2.45^20is 2.45 raised to the 20th power or 60718591.32 (that's as far as my handheld calc goes). At least that's the way QuickBasic does it.<p>Here's a sample:<p>1...
by CeaSaR
Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:52 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: VB1 Help file
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

Re: VB1 Help file

I think I found the help I need HERE. Anyone else seeking similar help for VB-DOS through VB4 should look at that site.<p>CeaSaR
by CeaSaR
Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:38 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Visual Basic
Replies: 13
Views: 4246

Re: Visual Basic

I have information you might like. If you are still interested, send me a private message.<p>CeaSaR<p>[ August 31, 2004: Message edited by: CeaSaR. ]</p>
by CeaSaR
Tue May 11, 2004 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: midi player
Replies: 15
Views: 2862

Re: midi player

TrayPlayer is a REALLY small piece of software (37K) that plays most any sound file your computer can play - cda, midi, mp(123), rmi, wav, au, etc. If it isn't on the list, you can associate it with TrayPlayer. You can random play, repeat play, play on startup. Just cruise to a music folder/drive a...
by CeaSaR
Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Web Site Building
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: Web Site Building

Check out my first post on this thread for 2 authoritative site on HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language). Many of your questions should be answered there. Also, if you can find it, look for Wilbur HTML (that's HTML 3.0 specs). It can be had as a web based help file (it comes with EZPAD 3.0). Wilbur help...
by CeaSaR
Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVD to VHS
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: DVD to VHS

1. If you don't have a DVD player on your computer, then the cost goes up accordingly. If you do, then great!<p>2. These little boxes have fine print telling you that they remove the copy protection, along with more fine print telling you that they are not for illegal duplication. I use a SIMA video...
by CeaSaR
Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: teddy ruxpin
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

Re: teddy ruxpin

Teddy never moved again :eek: . Poor little bear. If I recall correctly, the group that killed Teddy was Quiet Riot.
by CeaSaR
Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:27 am
Forum: Robotics
Topic: CNC question
Replies: 12
Views: 4420

Re: CNC question

The thing is, you don't move the aluminum. You move the cutting head in xyz planes. For a better idea of what this means, go to page 92 of the April 2004 issue of Nuts & Volts. Look at the ad in the middle of the page for www.nextwaveautomation.com . Perhaps they can explain it better than I. When I...
by CeaSaR
Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVD to VHS
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: DVD to VHS

Alternatively, you can use any number of video enhancers out on the market. Just place them between the VCR and the DVD. One place to look is MCM Electronics . They have several, ranging from $20 on up. This is a little more direct than the computer route (less expensive also). <p>I have talked to s...
by CeaSaR
Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: teddy ruxpin
Replies: 6
Views: 1165

Re: teddy ruxpin

You are correct in that one channel is the "control" for the animation while the other channel is the standard audio. Unfortunately, I have no idea what the control was. Funny thing, a friend of the family had one for their child (back in the '80's) and put a heavy metal tape in and pushed play - th...
by CeaSaR
Sat Apr 03, 2004 9:42 pm
Forum: Robotics
Topic: CNC question
Replies: 12
Views: 4420

Re: CNC question

Did you ever think of hacking an old pin printer? You could carve up the old mechanics to put the "roller" onto a flat plane to move the stock in a nice linear fashion, while the head would be on a stationary bar over the workpiece to slide back and forth as normal. Then you could hack the head to t...
by CeaSaR
Sun Mar 21, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: ACAD to G&M Codes
Replies: 2
Views: 1598

Re: ACAD to G&M Codes

Found some insight to G&M codes here . Click on the help button once the applet loads. Unfortunately the text is in another applet, so you can't cut and paste, but the codes are there. The G codes deal with manipulation of the cutting head and subroutines while the M codes deal with coolant and endi...
by CeaSaR
Sun Mar 21, 2004 11:05 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Displaying contents of an ASCII file in VB
Replies: 4
Views: 1914

Re: Displaying contents of an ASCII file in VB

I have found that VB1 is a pain in the a** because of its limited abilities. It worked great for the slot machine that someone posted about awhile back (was it this board or another???) as it allowed scrolling of the pictures AND the totals (both the money and the # of times played), but to get the ...