horizontal and vertical scrolling

Keith Clarke keith.clarke at clarkeandclarke.co.uk
Thu Jun 16 13:52:37 CDT 2011


...that's exactly what the brain in the vat next to me on the shelf was saying just the other day...well, I say 'me'...

On 16 Jun 2011, at 19:43, Bob Sneidar wrote:

> You all realize how completely odd this line of humor would seem to someone who was not a nerd.... erm excuse me, a Professional Software Developer?
> 
> Bob
> 
> 
> On Jun 16, 2011, at 11:13 AM, Keith Clarke wrote:
> 
>> ...sure they'd use LiveCode but it's ridiculous to just blindly assume that they'd have hands! ;-)
>> Best,
>> Keith..
>> 
>> On 16 Jun 2011, at 19:03, Peter Brigham MD wrote:
>> 
>>> But when we finally make contact with another intelligent species, will we discover that all their cards are right-handed? (It goes with out saying that such a species will necessarily be using LiveCode.) If so, then importing any of their cards might result in the stack disappearing in a flash of high-energy photons.... That problem will be one of the knottiest the LC development team has had to tackle.
>>> 
>>> -- Peter
>>> 
>>> Peter M. Brigham
>>> pmbrig at gmail.com
>>> http://home.comcast.net/~pmbrig
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Jun 16, 2011, at 1:07 PM, Bob Sneidar wrote:
>>> 
>>>> So you think that card creation would be racemic in nature? As many left handed cards as right handed? But surely someone would soon come up with a plugin that ensured an optically pure creation of new cards. Then we would be back to where we are now, purely left handed cards, as it should be. 
>>>> 
>>>> Bob
>>>> 
>>>> On Jun 15, 2011, at 11:08 PM, Keith Clarke wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> ...a kind of quantum scrolling/fixed duality inherent in cards, so we can know it's state by inserting an object - Shrödinger's card?
>>>>> 
>>>>> But then 50% of cards would be created with a scrollbar - unless of course, these are all non-local, sitting in the anti-stack that can't be accessed because it's in the >90% of dark code that fills all hard drives. 
>>>>> 
>>>>> That would explain the rumour that Time Machine was originally going to be called Space-Time Machine, but I'll resist considering why Parallels is really called that and instead, get some coffee! ;-)
>>>>> Best,
>>>>> Keith.. 
>>>>> 
>>>>> On 16 Jun 2011, at 05:44, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Thomas McGrath III wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Although, I suppose if you could group a card then you could scroll a card.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Actually, I believe empty cards do scroll.  ;)




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