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Offline Mr.B

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #75 on: October 30, 2015, 07:34:36 pm »
... in practice 20 years of C-like languages and you'd think I'd be able to reliably type == instead of =  |O

Happens to all of us... LOL...
Even after the same amount of time I sometimes forget the semicolon... I curse myself because it should simply be habit.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #76 on: October 31, 2015, 02:38:11 am »
... in practice 20 years of C-like languages and you'd think I'd be able to reliably type == instead of =  |O

Happens to all of us... LOL...
Even after the same amount of time I sometimes forget the semicolon... I curse myself because it should simply be habit.
Those pesky varmints get me too often.  :-DD At least the semicolon is usually alerted by the compiler, the = vs == usually ends up in your released code, usually somewhere obscure and doesn't show even after thorough testing. Like I think in this case (an external change showed it up).
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #77 on: October 31, 2015, 02:44:57 am »
They should have made the assignment operator something else than = imo, but that's easy to say today. In this case it was extra devious because the script actually worked and removed the ad, just not they way it was intended. That kind of bug is the worst.

Thanks to Dave it's not needed any more, I'll save the script though might be useful on other forums. :)
 

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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #78 on: October 31, 2015, 02:47:26 am »
Could the forum have been hacked to do this by some recently banned member  :-//
Not pointing a finger yet.  :-\

Just asking.

Who was recently banned  :o :o :o
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #79 on: October 31, 2015, 02:53:02 am »
I prefer the footer.  You can ignore it by not scrolling down that far.  The header ad is always in your face.

Yet no one has complained about the (huge) header ad for about 4 years now  ;D

I haven't seen it in 4 years!

Soon as an ad affects my usage of a site it goes away. Wasting the limited vertical space on modern monitors is a prime example of affecting usage.

It's not the site, the problem is the stupid, cheap ass 1366x768 resolution PC manufacturers have stuck with 10 years now, despite Windows GUI elements increasing in size progressively.
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #80 on: October 31, 2015, 03:03:33 am »
Well, some users like not to use a maximized window (eg, 2 windows side by side on a 1920x1080 monitor), are using page zoom or are viewing the website on a limited resolution tablet. Luckily the forum fits well on most cases, thanks to the ad being on the top. You can get the window width below 1024 pixels just fine, which is perfect for these cases.

BUT, when you have one of those miserable 1366x768 displays (even more infuriating on a desktop PC!), the height is SO LOW that the top banner does indeed ruin your experience. Sadly this is by far the most popular resolution on laptops.

If it isn't much work, I propose the following solution: have the ad relocate itself when the browser window gets narrow, otherwise use that empty space we got here:

Actually, the ad doesn't have to relocate. The content to the left and right of the ad could just shift to the bottom or the top if the windows gets narrow.


« Last Edit: October 31, 2015, 03:07:42 am by ivan747 »
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #81 on: October 31, 2015, 04:56:06 am »
Could the forum have been hacked to do this by some recently banned member  :-//
Not pointing a finger yet.  :-\

Just asking.

Who was recently banned  :o :o :o
Dick.  ;)
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Re: EEVblog Electronics Community Forum empty post
« Reply #82 on: October 31, 2015, 11:52:05 am »
It's not the site, the problem is the stupid, cheap ass 1366x768 resolution PC manufacturers have stuck with 10 years now, despite Windows GUI elements increasing in size progressively.

I don't have a single display that crap. But the fact is, 16:10 or sadly, 16:9 is common. Wasting that limited vertical space is not acceptable.
 


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