John Kaster

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New commenting options on Borland blogs

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Due to the increasing amount of comment spam we have been receiving, we have implemented posting restrictions on our blog comments. While this change makes it less convenient for people to post blogs, we have a system in place that should make it convenient for real people to post, while making it less convenient for that subspecies of human known as spammers.

If you are logged in to BDN (i.e., have you BDN user cookie set), you will not have to do anything special to post a comment. Your name from your BDN cookie will be automatically placed into the "Name:" field, and you can just type your comment in the comment text box, and hit the Submit button. The comment area of a blog entry will look similar to this, depending on the cosmetics settings of the Borland blogger:

If you are not logged in to BDN, you will have to respond to a CAPTCHA challenge to post a comment, and also fill in your name. The comment area of the blog will look something like this:

We have also implemented CAPTCHA challenge for the TeamB blog server. However, since that server is not part of the borland.com domain, your BDN user cookie is not available to that server when posting, so you will always have to respond to the CAPTCHA challenge to post there.

I apologize for this inconvenience, but the abuse of our servers by spammers dictated it. I look forward to a day when concientious software developers figure out a way to put spammers out of business.

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Written by John Kaster

July 6, 2005 at 12:16 pm

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  1. HI , I want to know how to use "stdprn" to print a message on a paper using printer using C- Language,Even I have writte bellow code to print a string like "This is to print on paper using printer", I couldn’t get it on paper immediately after press CTRL+F9 that is "RUN" in the TURBO-C compiler.But I could get that string printed after giving print to any other document like MS-word pad,"First my string in code printed then document is printing"….PLEASE "I WANT TO PRINT STRING IMMEDIATELY AFTER PRESSING CTRL+F9" ….."HELP ME TO SOLVE THZ PROBLEM..

    sudhakar m

    July 19, 2006 at 1:19 pm

  2. CODE :

    #include<stdio.h>
    #include<conio.h>
    int main()
    {
    char ch;
    fflush(stdprn);
    fopen(stdprn,"w");
    ch=fputs("This is to print on paper using printer",stdprn);
    fputc(ch,stdprn);
    fclose(stdprn);
    return 0;
    }
    problem:
    using above not able to print immediately after pressing CTRL+F9,the string given in bellow statement…
    statement in c code:
    ch=fputs("This is to print on paper using printer",stdprn);
    But the string is printing after any other document given to printer

    –THE main PROBLEM is—
    After giving printing any document after running the c – program here "FIRST THE string given in c – PROGRAM is getting printed and then that given document is getting printed "—

    FRIENDS HELP IN THIS REGARD….
    –THANKZ in advance

    sudhakar m

    July 19, 2006 at 1:42 pm


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