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by stevepoole
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Welsh Meters
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Re: Welsh Meters

Hi,

Does this mean I have Welsh ancestors ?

Styv Pwll.
by stevepoole
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: scanning the keyboard?
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: scanning the keyboard?

Hi Thom,

What sort of keyboard are you using ?

Steve Poole.
by stevepoole
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Get info when QL is ready with screen redrawing?
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Get info when QL is ready with screen redrawing?

Hi, I remember that TURBO did some pretty nifty screen handling, via the MOVE_MEMORY routines. These routines are easily emulated using PEEK$ and POKE$. I used them a lot replaying screenfulls of precalculated perspective image frames, just like videos. But you do need lots of memory to be comfortab...
by stevepoole
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Prospective Members
Topic: Membership payed but nothing happened aftewards?
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Membership payed but nothing happened aftewards?

Hi, I paid late this year, as living in France I found it hard to get money transferred. I got no acknowledgement, but the Quanta Bulletins arrive OK. Put this down to the committee being overstretched somewhat, but they do a good job... (They are still looking for a new editor). If anyone has editi...
by stevepoole
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SCREEN1 = SYSVAR @ JSROM
Replies: 83
Views: 5595

Re: SCREEN1 = SYSVAR @ JSROM

Hi, Back in the early eighties, there was some mention of sprites and vectorised text in QL magazines. Intrigued, I wrote a few protoype programs to explore the field. Sprites of any size, filled imbricated shapes and curves, outline-searching, etc. It all worked, albeit slowly, in standard superbas...
by stevepoole
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SCREEN1 = SYSVAR @ JSROM
Replies: 83
Views: 5595

Re: SCREEN1 = SYSVAR @ JSROM

Hi, In early QL days, TALENT sold a microdrive cartridge called GraphiQL, which had an incredible FloodFill. You would press keys FA to find an area, then FC to fill with Colour or FT to fill with texture. I used the routines to literally flood a cave system, first drawing the cave network, then flo...
by stevepoole
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COPYRIGHT
Replies: 23
Views: 2449

Re: COPYRIGHT

Hi Tcat, Uses for TSPs include : sat_navs, robot movement controlling, 3d printing, gene analysis etc... The shrink program is 2D.... 3D may be possible, we just haven't had the time to try it yet ! ( 3D printer-heads, like warehouse alleys, are basically multi-layer 2D systems.) It took several yea...
by stevepoole
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COPYRIGHT
Replies: 23
Views: 2449

Re: COPYRIGHT

Hi Tcat, TSP is the acronym for 'Travelling Salesman problem' or, in the USA, 'Thrift Saving Plan'. The former is a famous mathematical problem, (See Wikpidia for details), defined in the 19th C and one of the six 'Millenium problems' of the Clay Maths Institute. The problem is simple to define : Jo...
by stevepoole
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COPYRIGHT
Replies: 23
Views: 2449

Re: COPYRIGHT

Hi Xora, Maybe things have changed recently, but the last time I trawled the net, the only TSP available on smartphones was the 'Concorde' TSP for iphones... And that was only a demo, which I accessed and thoroughly tried via a friend's phone. If you know of any other TSP app, please can you tell us...
by stevepoole
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COPYRIGHT
Replies: 23
Views: 2449

Re: COPYRIGHT

Hi Tcat, Yes, it is very difficult for inventors of any sort to protect any rights they might have. Legislation indeed favours firms that exploit inventions, rather than the inventors themselves. All Shrink TSP code is original work. The team will distribute the demo program free of any rights, exce...