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by Michael Calkins
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Network54 and QB64 forums.
Replies: 1
Views: 5741

Network54 and QB64 forums.

http://www.network54.com/Index/10167
doesn't work. This might have something to do with a takeover by tapatalk.

http://www.qb64.net/forum
doesn't work. This might have something to do with Galleon's hard disk being full of old daily builds.

Regards,
Michael
by Michael Calkins
Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: network54.com security breach.
Replies: 61
Views: 49080

http://www.network54.com/Forum/13959/?xml=rss
I can load the RSS data from The QBASIC Forum without a proxy, but not access the forum itself? Weird.
by Michael Calkins
Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "'Unbreakable' encryption unveiled" - BBC article
Replies: 2
Views: 3820

"'Unbreakable' encryption unveiled" - BBC article

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7661311.stm Please correct me if I'm wrong in these statements: This seems to be a medium dependent security method. It seems to rely on the physical properties of light, by its nature. It's not an encryption method (such as could be transmitted over any med...
by Michael Calkins
Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: network54.com security breach.
Replies: 61
Views: 49080

Aren't we veering off-topic here? I would think so. Nowadays, I try to avoid QB/FB fights. It seems that most of the deleted stuff is back, as of quite some time ago. I haven't checked again recently. (I have to use a proxy to check, as Zip banned IPs of people he realized wouldn't support his revo...
by Michael Calkins
Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: network54.com security breach.
Replies: 61
Views: 49080

The Network54 support people have restored my account. I am still banned from the forums however.
by Michael Calkins
Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: network54.com security breach.
Replies: 61
Views: 49080

I assumed Zip had not used my login to make that false post, because no login information was included in the post. However, it seems that Zip disabled the showing of login information as well as the displaying of email addresses. Zip had previously disabled the showing of IP addresses. Since neithe...
by Michael Calkins
Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: network54.com security breach.
Replies: 61
Views: 49080

The devil? I thought you killed him.
From chat:
guest: Zip :
I'm not satan. I killed him.
by Michael Calkins
Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: network54.com security breach.
Replies: 61
Views: 49080

two conditions I don't negotiate with people like you. At first, I didn't completely agree with Pete banning you, but now I realize how right he was. I doubt you will ever again be welcome at The QBASIC Forum. you should be afraid of what else I can do. Take the offer, and be quiet. YOU be quiet. I...
by Michael Calkins
Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:22 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: network54.com security breach.
Replies: 61
Views: 49080

I believe my account "MCalkins" at network54.com may have been compromised. I cannot log in using my correct password. My account has been locked from me trying it too many times. For the same reason, I believe Zip could not have gained the "iorr5t" password through a brute force search, as the auto...
by Michael Calkins
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: network54.com security breach.
Replies: 61
Views: 49080

Stop cyber-stalking me or I'll report you to the FBI.
You stole admin access to a paid forum, and deleted much content. Who committed the crime?
by Michael Calkins
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: network54.com security breach.
Replies: 61
Views: 49080

Zip is definitely an old-timer, around the network54 forum off and on for many years. just looking through the pages of the forum I just now found a post from him/her from 2000. He/she is a skilled QBASIC and assembly programmer, claims to be 25, and lived, and might still live, in Kansas. Several o...
by Michael Calkins
Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: network54.com security breach.
Replies: 61
Views: 49080

network54.com security breach.

Zip, a renegade who was banned a few days ago, has apparently hijacked the network54.com forums. http://qbasicstation.com/index.php?c=f_forum&messageid=3938 I just hope the damage done by Zip can be undone, that is, I hope there was a recent backup. I recommend to other forums that, if Zip is a memb...
by Michael Calkins
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Assembler / Machine Language
Replies: 13
Views: 7977

Thanks you for posting the code. It seems to have too many END IFs. You are aware, I assume, that if you put a statement on the same line, following the THEN keyword, that it is just one line, there is no block, and no END IF. IF true THEN doit 'no IF block, no END IF IF true THEN doit 'this is in t...
by Michael Calkins
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: swapping the bytes of an integer
Replies: 13
Views: 9712

and, for the heck of it, here is another: ;public domain, 2008 Michael Calkins ;call with parameter type: SEG i% (far pointer to integer) cpu 386 org 0x0 push bp mov bp,sp push ds mov dx,[bp+0x8] ;segment mov ds,dx mov bx,[bp+0x6] ;offset mov ax,[bx] xchg al,ah mov [bx],ax pop ds pop bp retf 0x4 exa...
by Michael Calkins
Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: swapping the bytes of an integer
Replies: 13
Views: 9712

Some variation of this might work for you also:

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i = CVI(RIGHT$(MKI$(i), 1) + LEFT$(MKI$(i), 1))
Regards, Michael
by Michael Calkins
Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Help... screen 13 virtual memory and a few library questions
Replies: 6
Views: 6962

I understand the basics of making a screen 13 virtual memory page, such as PSETing to it and POINTing to it. put when the "virtual flip" happens, I don't understand how it works. Also, is there a way to PUT and GET from the virutal page? I assume you are talking about the video memory pages that yo...
by Michael Calkins
Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Freebasic Questions & Answers
Topic: Are the FB people gonna turn down this chance too?
Replies: 11
Views: 19447

No more fights about FB verses QB. Use what you like. That is what matters. Yes. I like the direction the -lang qb dialect in FB is going in currently. This last version fixed at least one incompatibility that had stood out earlier (the extra space after PRINTing numbers). It seems clear that both ...
by Michael Calkins
Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Assembler / Machine Language
Replies: 13
Views: 7977

Thank you, mestrinho. As for the file i/o, the screen output, and the keyboard polling, this is all possible. I might not be able to duplicate QBASIC's exact behavior, but the effective result would be similar. The file i/o would take some research, but is possible. The keyboard polling you might le...
by Michael Calkins
Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Assembler / Machine Language
Replies: 13
Views: 7977

So it isn't just data manipulation... It has user interaction and file i/o... that is going to be more work. Already I see some things in this routine that would not be practical in a Call Absolute routine. END, RANDOMIZE, and RND are not things I want to implement. I have a number of initial questi...
by Michael Calkins
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Assembler / Machine Language
Replies: 13
Views: 7977

I'll take a look at it when you post it. I usually don't frequent this forum as much as the network54 one, but I'll check back here. I can probably write a Call Absolute version suitable for QBASIC 1.1 as well as QB. If you want an actual module to link with QB 4.5, I don't have experience with QB 4...