Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 156, Issue 4

2017-02-05 Thread Colin McKay
Dilwyn,

Hmm! Saturday night is TV night. Besides that wouldn't an earlier notice be more
fruitful. We don't all live by the laptop. Not that I'd have much to contribute
in any case.

Colin McKay

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[Ql-Users] Copyright

2016-07-09 Thread Colin McKay
When a member of the Bristol Group, I remember being told that any program
lodged in the QL system automatically became public domain. Can that be
confirmed?

Whilst searching the web, one site virtually stated that anything a person
produces is automatically subject to copyright. Another site stated that
copyrights can be registered. Do any of the QL programs expressly claim
copyright? Compare the situation with that of books, many display the word
'copyright' on an introductory page.

Entering the sordid topic of coin, it is difficult to imagine that it would
profit any originator of a QL program to seek recompense from the courts for
infringement of copyright. Consider the value of past sales, future possible
sales, and legal costs. The case would have to be based on the miss-selling
of a number of programs to create a sufficiently large claim.

I have used Text87 almost since its availability. In those far back days I
spoke to a member of the firm which produced it, and he explained some of
its facilities. Later my memory failed, and I could not reconstruct the
steps from the manual. From this, I suggest that whilst the program is very
good, its value is diminished from the fact that its manual is seriously
deficient. I suspect that situation could exist for many QL programs. They
are written by insiders for the use of insiders.

As regards the QL dying, to me the main factor for this is the inability of
the QL community to create a system of durable software which would enable
the purchaser of a machine (emulator) to instantly have a day-to-day
coherent usable collection of programs not prone to enthusiasts
ideosyncrasies.

Colin



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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Withdrawal of my personal SoftwarePreservation
Project
  (Norman Dunbar)
   2. Re: Withdrawal of my  personalSoftwarePreservation
Project
  (Norman Dunbar)
   3. Re: Withdrawal of my personal Software Preservation Project
  (Derek Stewart)
   4. Re: Withdrawal of my personal Software Preservation   Project
  (Richard Howe)


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Message: 1
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2016 21:09:15 +0100
From: Norman Dunbar 
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Withdrawal of my personal   Software
PreservationProject
Message-ID: <9e7f06d5-7bb9-400c-a399-ad5524b62...@dunbar-it.co.uk>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Still a verb. It's an action.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infringe

I wish I could get out of the sun! But it's too sunny and way to hot for a
Jock like me!


Cheers,
Norm.
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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2016 21:11:35 +0100
From: Norman Dunbar 
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Withdrawal of mypersonalSoftware
PreservationProject
Message-ID: <3860c8a4-f79d-4470-bc70-67312f05c...@dunbar-it.co.uk>
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Whoops!

To infringe, verb. 
An infringement noun. 
Apologies.

Cheers,
Norm.


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Message: 3
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2016 08:41:13 +0100
From: Derek Stewart 
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Withdrawal of my personal Software
Preservation Project
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Hi Richard,

I bought a copy of Master Spy in 1989 from TK Computaware, aftwer a review
in QL Wolrd.

I must say that Master Spy was one of best QL software I have ever had. 
I am sorry for not buying it direct from you.

Regards,

Derek

On 07/07/16 16:16, Richard Howe wrote:
> Hi
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> I don't often reply in the forum but I do watch it, and this thread 
> caught my attention.
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> Issues:
>   1.  Integrity.
>   2.  Letting go of personal attacks by trolls, and the trolls 
> themselves.
>   3.  Copyright.
>
> 1.  Integrity.
> Those who appreciate the value of copyright do so because it is 
> 'right' to morally and financially support those who give energy to 
> projects that interest 

[Ql-Users] Copyright

2016-07-07 Thread Colin McKay
Has copyright in the electronic sense been investigated?

An author publishes an article, and an individual makes one copy of it for
only his use. That is allowable, but there could be qualifications of the
situation.

 

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[Ql-Users] (no subject)

2016-06-21 Thread Colin McKay
Dell XPS M1530 laptop running Vista

I run QPC2 v4.02 with SMSQ/E v3.19. In QPC2 I use a 512x256 window to suit
drawings. This fills the display, which is a nuisance when it would help to
minimise it, because the three top right corner buttons from Windows are
obscured . Are there QL keyboard codes which do the minimising, maximising,
& sleep?

 

Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop running Windows 7

QPC2 v4.00 with SMSQ/E v3.16

The three Windows buttons are always visible.

 

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[Ql-Users] ACOS_2

2016-05-31 Thread Colin McKay
Tim,

A should equal 4.242641. Apologies.

VV is double vee.

 

Marcel,

So when there is any chance that ACOS has to work on any number close to 1,
or -1, a check such as IF VV>1 THEN : VV=1 has to be incorporated on every
occasion?

Takes some of the slickness off the programming.

 

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[Ql-Users] ACOS

2016-05-30 Thread Colin McKay
A=242641, B=2.828427, C=1.414214.  VV=C^2-A^2-B^2/(-2*A*B)

VV calculated, and printed, in QPC2 =1. VV calculated on a calculator
=-24.0071/-24.0071=1.

Used in QPC2 in RR=ACOS(VV) produces the error message "At line 2345 :1
error in expression".

Change to VV=INT(.), and no error message is produced.

Change to VV=INT(.)+1E-10, and no error message is produced.

Change to VV=INT(.)+1E-9, and the error message is produced.

Alternatively precede RR=ACOS(VV) with IF VV>1 THEN VV=1 together with IF
VV<-1 THEN VV-1.

Has anyone else experienced this problem?

 

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[Ql-Users] QPC2 <> W7

2016-01-04 Thread Colin McKay
I use QPC2 on a laptop running W7. At the same time I have Autocad running,
and I frequently switch between the two. Sometimes I minimise one program
before awakening the other, and sometimes I open one on top of the other. I
have not had any difficulties. The only other factor is that the laptop is
never connected to the Internet.

 

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[Ql-Users] QLis30 dinner

2014-06-19 Thread Colin Mckay
I expect to attend the event, and the evening meal. I opt for the carvery.
If this is to be at the Toby Carvery in Corstorphine, then I can thoroughly
recommend it from visits there approximately 4 years ago. However, seating
probably would be on the basis of find a seat for yourself. At lunch times
it can be quite crowded. Is it expected that accompanying womenfolk will be
welcome to attend the dinner?

 

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[Ql-Users] QL-is-30 Edinburgh

2014-03-31 Thread Colin Mckay
The latest suggestion was that in terms of a meeting room, the event would
extend over one day, i.e. a Saturday.

 

Supposing the hours will be between 10am until 6pm, i.e. 8 hours, how will
the various topics suggested by Geoff relate to each other in terms of time,
and sound interference?

 

An outside interest  could be introduced in the form of a talk from a member
of Edinburgh University's Computing Department on general computer
developments, just to give the boffins of the QL world something to aim for,
also general interest.

 

Will the event be open to the public? If so, then a two day meeting could be
more appropriate with only one day open to the public. QL people would be
needed to deal with the public. SQLUG can provide at best only four members,
unless some coffin lids will be prised open.  

 

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[Ql-Users] QL is 30 - Cambridge

2014-01-07 Thread Colin Mckay
As an extreme fringe member of this interchange I ask this:

The intention appears to be to do more than just turn up to an empty room on
the morning of the show, and quickly set up tables and chairs, also lay out
a number of extension leads. For better preparation, how many people are
there within practical reach of Cambridge to do suitable physical management
of the event?

 

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[Ql-Users] QL-SD What is it?

2013-12-05 Thread Colin Mckay
Please describe the hardware  software which forms it, sufficiently for us
to know what you are talking about.

 

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