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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 12-22-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 26,588
Posted By actuary21c
Watch the completely insane SpaceX rocket landing:

Absolutely incredible achievement, to get the Stage 1 rocket back to earth in a perfect landing. Beautiful to watch.

https://twitter.com/digg/status/679119420120309762...
Forum: Software & Technology 12-18-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,024
Posted By actuary21c
No. It's definitely still Windows 10, but with a...

No. It's definitely still Windows 10, but with a few (as yet not drawn to my attention, apart from a different look to alerts about new emails) "new features".

And if they had removed it, I...
Forum: Software & Technology 12-18-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,024
Posted By actuary21c
Massive Windows Update today/yesterday has fixed "Start menu not working" bug

The Windows pc which has had the notorious "your Windows Start menu is not working" bug for the last 3 months (and which was reported on some pcs as early as August, so 4 months ago) seems to have...
Forum: General Actuarial 12-10-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,033
Posted By actuary21c
Some nice suggestions re formatting here

(Apologies if there is a better thread for this, but I couldn't find one quickly).

Some good suggestions here re worksheet formattting:
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-28-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By actuary21c
Red face My favourite moments (I may update from time to time as I discover/remember more)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6S3QCBgV-c 1h34m10s to 12s: a little bit of magic at the end of the marche funebre in the B flat minor sonata by Łukasz Krupiński (Poland). Chopin has written a...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-27-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By actuary21c
Thanks (and in particular for pointing me to opus...

Thanks (and in particular for pointing me to opus 2 - variations on Mozart's La ci darem la mano, exquisite indeed).
I agree re Cho's Heroic Polonaise. And yes Lu and Hamelin (in fact all of the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-27-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By actuary21c
17th International Chopin Competition

If you are a pianist, or love piano music, then if you aren't already aware of this, the Chopin Institute has (incredibly generously) put up stunning videos of all the performances of this year's...
Forum: General Actuarial 11-25-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,033
Posted By actuary21c
:iatp: (PS: the default in Excel 2016 - and...

:iatp:

(PS: the default in Excel 2016 - and from memory I think in Excel 2013 - is just to have Sheet 1. Which is an improvement on Sheet 1, Sheet 2, Sheet 3 because many workbooks I have seen...
Forum: Software & Technology 10-24-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,768
Posted By actuary21c
Thanks, and good that they allow that.

Thanks, and good that they allow that.
Forum: Software & Technology 10-24-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,768
Posted By actuary21c
Interesting thread - and congratulations to all...

Interesting thread - and congratulations to all those AOers taking part, seems like a worthwhile thing to do, which I'll look at for next year.

I couldn't see this readily from their website, but...
Forum: Software & Technology 10-22-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 141
Sticky: Poll: Best way to learn VBA.
Views: 212,451
Posted By actuary21c
C# is still my favourite language (having used...

C# is still my favourite language (having used all of Basic, Fortran, C, C++, VBA, Visual Basic, VB.net, Perl, Php, F#, Javascript and more recently Scratch and Python). I find it very neat and tidy...
Forum: Software & Technology 10-22-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,024
Posted By actuary21c
"Start menu is not working" bug STILL there in Windows 10...

I've still got the above problem, despite various automatic Windows Updates. So my recommendation is still to stay with Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, at least until people have reported that long...
Forum: Software & Technology 10-22-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 141
Sticky: Poll: Best way to learn VBA.
Views: 212,451
Posted By actuary21c
VBA is OK, but I would recommend moving to Python (or VB.net or C#)

VBA is ok if you want to do something quick and dirty, but if you want to invest for the future, I recommend ALSO starting to use a proper programming language, eg


Python...
Forum: General Actuarial 10-14-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,135
Posted By actuary21c
I second that. C# is my language of choice...

I second that. C# is my language of choice (although I've recently started experimenting with python, but at the moment that is to help enthuse children to learn to program by writing games). ...
Forum: Software & Technology 10-09-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,766
Posted By actuary21c
So is Brainf**k...

So is Brainf**k (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain****), and I doubt whether anyone would recommend BF as a serious programming language to use in practice (but see PS below). I must admit not to...
Forum: Software & Technology 10-08-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,024
Posted By actuary21c
That solution didn't work for me :(

That solution didn't work for me :(
Forum: Software & Technology 10-08-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,024
Posted By actuary21c
Agreed. Pathetic of Microsoft to do this.

Agreed. Pathetic of Microsoft to do this.
Forum: Software & Technology 10-08-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,024
Posted By actuary21c
No - not if you've clicked on All Apps and seen...

No - not if you've clicked on All Apps and seen the alphabetical list: it then ignores what you type and you have to drag the scrollbar down to where you want to get to.

To be fair, some of my...
Forum: Software & Technology 09-15-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,024
Posted By actuary21c
Mostly true in my experience, but not with...

Mostly true in my experience, but not with Windows 7 or 8. Windows 7 was a great improvement from Windows Vista from the start, and Windows 8 just took a bit of getting used to, but was again stable....
Forum: Software & Technology 09-14-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,024
Posted By actuary21c
My verdict on Windows 10: v disappointing, Start menu error too now

After a month of using Windows 10, my verdict:

Very disappointing. I prefer Windows 8.1. Yes, Windows 10 has the Start button again, but so did Windows 8.1, and:

I find Cortana annoying: when...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-26-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By actuary21c
Best parental control/family safety software for preteens and teens?

Hi AO

I posted on the Windows 10 thread that Windows 10 now requires a child to have a Microsoft account (ie an email address registered with Microsoft) rather than a local account in order for...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-23-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,024
Posted By actuary21c
Replacement for Microsoft Family Safety needed on Windows 10

I'm more annoyed by Windows 10 forcing parents to give their children a Microsoft account (hence an email address - totally inappropriate for eg a 6 year old) in order for Family Safety to work. Now...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-08-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,024
Posted By actuary21c
One big "Gotcha" to watch out for: OneDrive and SkyDrive look same but are different!

Something to watch out for if like me, you have been using your windows live drive (previously called SkyDrive, and now called OneDrive) to store some of your files and folders on. I have been doing...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-04-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,024
Posted By actuary21c
Windows 10 (finally!) includes a built in "print to pdf" facility

One little advertised good thing in Windows 10 is that when printing a document, Windows 10 now includes a "Microsoft Print to Pdf" option as one of the "printer" options.

This avoids the need to...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-02-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By actuary21c
Thanks Mephisto's Sidekick. Interesting. One...

Thanks Mephisto's Sidekick. Interesting. One thing I want to try with Excel 2016 is to see whether data connections to WebApi, or WCF Data Services have been improved - with Office 2013 and earlier,...
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