Graham Mead

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I'm sure I'm not the first to notice and I think I might be jumping into round 6 of an ongoing "handbags at dawn" situation but it appears there is an attempt to swamp MD with puerile posts coz someone has thrown their rattle out. It might be a joke and I'm missing it but maybe its worth freezing MD till everyone gets thru puberty (Wish to god I hadn't put the word 'nice' in my last post)
I agree that some of the political posts were getting a bit too personal and heated, some sort of moderation was needed.
Moderators: dont let this little spat stop you from keeping JR going coz it's the best Java newsgroup on the net IMO. Isn't that what it was started for in the first place?
For those of a heated disposition I suggest a political forum or counting to ten! works for me!
19 years ago
A brunette goes to the doctors. The doctor asks her to show him where its hurts. The girl says "here" and touches her knee and screams in pain, "and here" touching her arm, again she screams out in agony, "and here" she says touching her head yelping with anguish.
"You're not really a brunette you're a blond aren't you!" says the doctor. "My god how do you know that?" says the girl.

Doctor: "Because you've broken your finger!".
19 years ago
Just read a question in my local paper asking why there are stripey Cats and Horses etc but there appears to be no stripey dogs!
Thought I'd see if anybody in the global java world can think of any or have one in a kennel out the back of their house or attached to their slipper/cushion/leg as I write this.

How about the Thylacine for starters?, was that a dog anyway?
19 years ago
Hi could someone tell me at what point I'm getting confused
If I have
char c = 'g'
int i = c;
Then i is 103 which as far as I am aware is the Unicode value of 'g'
But if I use
int i = Character.getNumericValue('g');
Which in the docs says it returns the unicode numeric value of a character
I get 16.
If I do
System.out.println('\u0103') I get a '?'
I get a strange symbol.
My head hurts!!!
19 years ago
Hi Mary
Not used it myself but you could have a butchers at the JDBC 2.0 Blob interface
Found these links
The interface seems to reduce the amount of code you need to write but it might be an alternative.
19 years ago
Can anyone tell me how to limit the EJB pool size, for a container from within WSAD? If this isn't possible via its wizards, can I do it programmatically?
Thank you for any help
Dear Graham,
I think you are clever, witty, a great narcisist, have a wonderful body, I feel as its as though we are one, I sense your every thought, we are inseparable for ever,
You're just great! Happy Valentine's day
love your Brain
19 years ago
1. Take off clothing and place it in a sectioned laundry hamper according
to lights, darks, whites, man made or natural.
2. Walk to bathroom wearing long dressing gown. If husband seen along the
way cover up any exposed flesh and rush to the bathroom.
3. Look at womanly physique in the mirror and stick out belly. Complain
and whine about getting fat.
4. Get in shower.
5. Look for facecloth, armcloth, loin cloth, long loofah, wide loofah and
pumice stone.
6. Wash hair once with Cucumber and Lamphrey shampoo with 83 added
vitamins. Wash hair again with Cucumber and Lamphrey shampoo with 83 added
vitamins. Condition hair with cucumber and lamphrey conditioner with
enhanced natural crocus oil. Leave on hair for 15 minutes.
7. Wash face with crushed apricot facial scrub for ten minutes until red
8. Wash entire rest of body with Ginger Nut and Jaffa Cake body wash.
9. Rinse conditioner off hair taking at least 15 minutes to make sure that
it's all come off.
10. Shave armpits and legs. Consider shaving bikini area but decide to get
it waxed instead.
11. Scream loudly when husband flushes toilet and water loses pressure and
turns red hot.
12. Turn off shower.
13. Squeegee all wet surfaces in shower.
14. Spray mould spots with Tilex.
15. Get out of shower.
16. Dry with towel the size of small African country.
17. Wrap hair in super absorbent second towel.
18. Check entire body for remotest sign of spots.
19. Attack with nails/tweezers (if you can find them).
20. Return to bedroom wearing long dressing gown and towel on head. If
husband seen, cover up any exposed areas and then rush to bedroom to spend
hour and a half getting dressed.
1. Take off clothes while sitting on bed and leave them in a pile on floor.
2. Walk naked to bathroom. If wife seen, shake knob at her while shouting
"Way, Hey!!"
3. Look in mirror and suck in gut to see your manly physique. Admire size
of knob in mirror, scratch balls and smell fingers for one
last whiff.
4. Get in shower.
5. Don't bother to look for wash cloth - don't need one.
6. Wash face.
7. Wash armpits.
8. Laugh at how loud farts sound in the shower.
9. Wash balls and the surrounding area.
10. Wash bum, leaving hair on soap.
11. Shampoo hair but do not use conditioner.
12. Make Mohican hairstyle with shampoo.
13. Pull back curtain to see self in mirror.
14. Piss in shower.
15. Rinse off and get out of shower.
16. Fail to notice water on floor because the shower curtain was outside
bath for whole shower time.
17. Partially dry off.
18. Look at self in mirror, flex muscles and admire size of knob again.
19. Leave shower curtain open and wet bath mat on floor.
20. Leave bathroom light and fan on.
21. Return to bedroom with towel around waist. If you pass wife, pull off
towel, grab knob, go "Yeah baby" and thrust pelvis at her.
22. Put on yesterday's clothes.
19 years ago
Cheers Cindy, thanks for the reply
19 years ago
I currently have a machine which has JRE 1.3.0 running on it (using the PATH variable) but need to run an application at the same time which requires JRE 1.4. I don't want the original app to be affected or use 1.4.
What is the most elegant way to run up the second app so that it uses 1.4 but doesn't affect anything else.
TIA Graham
19 years ago
As a relative newcomer to patterns I would appreciate any 'experienced' comments concerning some queries I have on the Decorator pattern.
a) As the concrete component subclasses the same class (or inherits the same interface)as the decorator does this imply that to implement this pattern without code changes to the concrete class you must design your concrete class knowingthat it will be deocorated.
b) As Java doesn't support multiple inheritance and any pre-existing concrete classes may already be inheriting from another, does this mean that the decorator pattern is best implemented with the top level component class as an interface.
Thank you to anyone who responds.
Graham Mead
I agree!
My milk is delivered by an old guy in an Electric Milk Float and i'm sure he never charges its battery. I often get stuck behind him on the way to work, I don't know him personally but sometimes I'm not too keen on him when I'm running late
19 years ago
Why doesn't the Paper person just stick it through your letterbox like I used to do when I was a lad in the UK that would solve the paper nabbing problem! Is it an efficiency thing? Do you US guys/ladies really have those box things at the end of your gardens/yards with the little flag on it?
19 years ago
I like it, even better why don't the emergency services just phone round on a regular basis, to see if you are in trouble, no need to make that call!
Like the way this thread keeps jumping in front of the "anti-Americanism" one. Sooooo heavvvvvy that one, I like Americans. Maybe we should have a high medium and light meaningless drivel section just like cigarettes!
My favourite question is:
Is there another word for Thesaurus?
19 years ago