rich-c: hi Rich, well on time I see Dr.D.: Rich, I am going home from the lab...back in 30 minutes. Dr.D.: Bye, rich-c: OK c u later
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changed username to james james: no, i had a very premature senior's moment james: so how have you been? rich-c: I'm doing just fine, as it happens rich-c: though teh weather could be kinder to me
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: how are things tomorrow? james: tired james: did not get a very deep sleep last night
changed username to George rich-c: that seems chronic with you - unsurprisingly james: too much rem and not enough stage three nrem rich-c: hello George, see you're back james: actually, for the last couple of months i'd been sleeping much better rich-c: comes with kids and jobs, james james: i expect it would rich-c: haven't had a chance to look at those OSs yet, George George: hi Rich, James rich-c: but I have notes of them and want to see them rich-c: I have been oversleeping the last few mornings, but they have been dark which may be a contributing factor james: hi, george rich-c: I have aphotocell porch light that sometimes is still on at 9 A.M. George: i'm late for dinner james: sec. someone is trying to put cheerios in the printer rich-c: yes, if you haven't eaten by now you are definitely late, George rich-c: how come you put off dinner so long? George: i have to get out of the oven rich-c: aha - forgot to thaw something, I'll bet George: my dinner that is james: must be hot in there, george George: LOL rich-c: when you live alone, your mealtimes get erratic james: ok, i have to head off to my other job, but i thought i'd say hi james: hope you're healing well, rich rich-c: good you dropped in, james - success and take care George: i'm overdrafted rich-c: and yes, teh healing is coming along very well, thank you rich-c: overdrafted, george? what do you mean? George: at the bank rich-c: oh - that's sort of an American tradition, isn't it? George: not for me! james: thanks. i'll try to make it on for longer next time rich-c: you're more prudent than that, sreyou? well, good for you! George: this is a new result from my stroke
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changed username to Pamela rich-c: what, holes in your memory? Pamela: Good evening (or morning) all rich-c: hi daughter George: very much so George: hi Pam james: hi pam.. you're just catching me going out the door rich-c: it happens - strokes close off access to some portions Pamela: well my timing is better than usual then George: nite James Pamela: nite James james: nite everyone. take care james: *poof* rich-c: nite
james left chat session Pamela: Hey Dad, is Mom around? rich-c: what did you lose in teh stroke, George? rich-c: yes, Pam, she is George: most things Pamela: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM! rich-c: well, specifically, what that would lead to the overdraft? Pamela: sorry I'm late - I tried to call last night George: my memory is very poor rich-c: ah - should have sent an email; did have the monitor on Pamela: wasn't home Dad rich-c: ah, OK, that does complicate matters Pamela: tried to call tonite too around 7:45 George: can't remember PIN numbers or transactions rich-c: it being Wednesday I did get on early, but I didn't realize I was that far in advance Pamela: I'd only just gotten home Pamela: figured I'd try my luck earlier rich-c: better break out the Adam, George, and start handling your records in Adamcalc
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changed username to BoBS Pamela: Hello Bob
changed username to BobS rich-c: usually I don't get online until 8 but tonight got lucky rich-c: hi Bobs Pamela: hello Bob twice? BobS: hi there kids George: i have quicken it olny can complicate matters BobS: HEY Pamela: brb, I'm gonna go get the space heater - it's freezing in here rich-c: btw Dr. D. is on the way home from the lab and will be with us later George: Hi Bob, Bob
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rich-c confirmed ban BobS: killed myself i did rich-c: Quicken is a Windows program, ld BobS: so what's up rich-c: lets you go online, is vulnerable to penetration, George rich-c: George is having memory problems from his stroke BobS: Quicken goes online????? George: yes, my bank uses it BobS: ah rich-c: don't put PINs or financial information or passwords on a computer that goes online rich-c: especially if you are having trouble remembering what's going on BobS: cold ther in Philly Geo? George: i also have to have a home aide George: yes rich-c: what's your temperature now, George?
Pamela confirmed ban BobS: was about 25 at noon, but will get to about 5 tonight.....and it is on the way to YOU Richard George: it looks like a pillow fight outside
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changed username to Ron BobS: ah snow!!!!! Pamela: hello Ron BobS: Ronald....... George: 20 F Pamela: ah, heat - blessed heat BobS: how's mum????? Ron: Evening rich-c: we are at 8 below F here right now - you gonna warm us up, Bob? Ron: not too good I'm afraid rich-c: hey Ron, you're here early BobS: YAS BobS: thas C-O-L-D Pamela: still not feeling too good Ron? Pamela: that's a good description, George Ron: no. Very weak, but at least now she's able to keep solid food down George: artic express hits thursday Pamela: how long was she on liquids? George: light fluffy snow Ron: little less than a wek Ron: week George: Hi Ron BobS: that sucks sir Pamela: oh, that's bad Ron: Doc says she had a flu bug Ron: and it's really hit her Pamela: and what about you, have you gotten sick? rich-c: it's been quite devestating to our elders this winter Ron: not yet (touch wood) Pamela: knocking wood as we speak Ron: exactly rich-c: the shots targeted teh wrong variety and teh bad guess proved expensive Ron: we both had 'em back in Nov. But apparently the kind that's now going around is not covered BobS: oh bummer dude rich-c: yes, that's exactl;y teh problem, Ron Ron: pretty much one day at a time around here lately BobS: and "how often" doi they hit the right bug?????? Pamela: give her our best, Ron Ron: certainly will, thanks BobS: yes, say hi ........softly and gently rich-c: when there's that order of illness in the house, that is the way it is Ron: She just went to bed Pamela: that's funny Bob - I have this vision of the lab people running around the lab smacking at flu bugs with flyswatters Ron: :) Pamela: and missing Ron: let's see, we'll thrown in a couple of these, and one of those, and oh... we better have that one over there BobS: that is probably clser than you know Pam rich-c: well, missing the important ones sometimes, anyway Pamela: tee hee rich-c: mostly they manage to guess pretty accurately, but when they don't... Ron: mix thoroughly, and serve Ron: meanwhile, the rain continues George: ah dinner Pamela: are you sharing George? rich-c: finally got it cooked, did you, George? George: yes George: roast beef rich-c: what are you treating yourself to tonight Ron: mmmm Pamela: mmmm, sounds good rich-c: OK, that's well worth waiting for George: rie and mixed veg George: rice Ron: sounds good George rich-c: yep, gotta get your roughage and vitamins Pamela: oh oh, mixed veg usually means the dreaded peas BobS: you have rain Ron ?????? we had 7 inches of snow......... Ron: yes, we freeze it for transport east rich-c: yes, we have snow in progress now Ron: helps with the freight charges rich-c: been going all day, no end in sight - light, but it builds up Pamela: what, to make it more easily transportable? Ron: yes BobS: thanks a lot..........[kidding] George: zuccini carrots caul, and broc, Pamela: no peas? rich-c: that's quite a mix, George George: no Pamela: bring it on then Ron: I like peas, peas are good Pamela: ick Ron: my sentiments on onions rich-c: I can tell you, driving today has been real entertaining Ron: onions are NOT good Pamela: one of the few veggies I don't like George: italianblend Pamela: onions do not agree with me Ron: I don't agree with onions Pamela: tell me about it Dad - it took me nearly an hour to get home from Wilson station BobS: exactly Richard.....Judy just got home from the druggist (went for Mandy who has had the flu all week and still vomiting) BobS: said it is NOT good out there Ron: Had to tell my sister's boyfriend one morning over in Edmonton that I didn't want onions in my breakfast omlette George: also side of appelsauce Ron: he looked at me like i had 4 heads rich-c: well, the truck has only the all-season tires, though they have lots of tread Pamela: this just gets better and better, George George: roll and butter Pamela: I know what you mean Ron - every time I order a toasted Western without onions at my breakfast restaurant, they screw it up rich-c: better email Pamela a serving, George, or she might crawl through teh wire to get it BobS: throw some weight in the back and dirve on, young man Ron: thought applesauce went with pork BobS: drive Ron: that's it Pam George: hot green tea rich-c: oh, the snow amount and type was the worst today, the kind that turns to ice under teh wheels Pamela: I've gotten to the point where I'll only order from one person (the one who actually listens to me) Ron: I hear ya Pam Pamela: it's funny, I had drifts on the car when I got to the station - out beyond the actual car and unsupported by anything Pamela: snow sculpture, one might say rich-c: so much for slab-sided vans - I just sort of waved teh broom by and all the snow fell off Pamela: it was so pretty I almost hated to remove it rich-c: but man, does it accumulate a load on the back windows Pamela: and you have no heat on the back windows do you Dad rich-c: fortunately with a truck it's legal to have the back obstructed rich-c: hey, I have virtually no heat anywhere in the van - it has too much cooling for this weather Pamela: that's the problem with open-concept vehicles - too much space to heat rich-c: the temp gauge moves up about 1/4 way and stops rich-c: no, it's that the engine isn't producing enough heat to do the job Pamela: that far? Mine only moves just above heat and stays there rich-c: I need to buy a winter front for the thing George: WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT! Pamela: not new, George Pamela: news
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: what will that do DAd? rich-c: it is in Philly, Pam - down there they don't know about winter ;-) George: I WENT SWIMMING YESTERDAY rich-c: it reduces the airflow through the radiator, Pam, so teh engine can get up to normal temperature
changed username to Dr.D. Pamela: and where have you been young man? rich-c: hi Rich, long drive back from the lab? George: Hi Dr.D Pamela: really Dad - I didn't know that. Wonder if I should try one Dr.D.: Long detour taking a student home who had biked in, and so much snow had fallen that it was not safe for him to bike back.
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changed username to Meeka Ron: a truly noble gesture Dr. D. rich-c: ah, I thought you were just having road troubles like teh rest of us Dr.D.: Hello all. Pamela: hmm - I saw someone cycling on the way home tonite - and he was making better time than i was Pamela: Hello Meeka George: Hi Meeka Meeka: hello Ron: allo Meeka rich-c: Pam, winter fronts are only for vehicles with heavy duty radiators Dr.D.: I had just enough time to login to the chat at 9:00 and tell your Dad that I'd be back, Pam. rich-c: hi Meeka, didn't see you come in BobS: getting snowed in Rich ?????? Pamela: yes, he mentioned you checked in rich-c: yes, our roads are really quite a mess at the moment Dr.D.: Not what I'd call "snowed in", I think it's a nice snowfall. Just that about 2 inches fell between when I came home for supper at 6:00 and when I went back to the lab with Gretchen at 7:00. Pamela: actually I think I have a thermostat problem or something Dad -need to get it checked out BobS: 2 inches?????? that's ALL ???? BobS: shame it is Dr.D.: But I have a new minivan with new tires and a V6, so I am happy. rich-c: well, if you can't get up to normal operating temperature, you should ask the question at least Pamela: did you notice - the word plow seems to have been dropped from Toronto's vocabulary? Dr.D.: 2 inches in an hour, Bob, on top of the 3 already there since 2 PM today.
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu rich-c: if you're getting up to say 160 or more, it's likely oK Dr.D.: Plough, Pam? Ron: Dashing thu the snow, in a one horse open minivan
changed username to Judy Meeka: lol Dr.D.: Don't recall how many horses the beast has under the hood, Ron... Judy: hi, everyone Ron: o'er the fields we go, we'll use the roadways whenwecan Meeka: hello rich-c: bonsoir, Daniel Dr.D.: Hello, Judy. BobS: ahso !!!!! that's 5 then rich-c: and hi,Judy Daniel Bienvenu: Yes, it's me! :) bonsoir! hello! hi! Pamela: I don't think I am Dad - the temp guage barely gets off the bottom, even at highway speeds Pamela: hello Daniel, Hello Judy Judy: you don't want to be out on the roads tonight Dr.D.: I like snow. I even like driving in it. Pamela: funny you should say, Judy Dr.D.: Just go slower. Pamela: Rich, quick go and check your temperature - you must be delirious Ron: out here, it tends to muss peoples' day rich-c: then something is worth checking, Pam Judy: did that , didn't like it Ron: they think they can drive in it, but in truth..... they cannot Dr.D.: The student I took home is from Australia. BobS: HI Daniel Pamela: plan to George: hi Judy, Dan Dr.D.: He said they'd shut down his town if it snowed that much there. BobS: and Meeka.......and whoever else I missed rich-c: the problem is, Ron, they insist on proving it Ron: exactly rich-c: oh, Daniel, did you get that program I sent you OK? Pamela: hey, as long as they have their accidents behind me, they can proceed to remove themselves from the road as much as they want Ron: hey ..it's snowing outside, let's go for a drive Judy: the roads are awful tonight Pamela: all the more road for us safe drivers Dr.D.: Works for me, Ron. Daniel Bienvenu: rich: the "clip board software? yes! rich-c: they've been awful here all day, Judy - sympathy rich-c: is it working for you, then, Daniel? Judy: had to go pick up a perscription for Mandy, she has the flu Ron: I'm getting to cautious in my old age..... no courage Pamela: still want to go to skid school, though Ron: more common sense rich-c: a sensible ambition, daughter Daniel Bienvenu: I didn't install it Daniel Bienvenu: i had a problem with my printer rich-c: decided it wasn't suitable, or something else, Daniel? Pamela: problem here is we have yet to see a snowplow and it's been snowing since 6:30 this morning Ron: just watching our news..... what's this about President Bush going to Mars? rich-c: ah - OK, that can get a guy preoccupied Daniel Bienvenu: can be usefull, right. but I don't need it right now Dr.D.: Martians have oil and vote Republican. Ron: rotfl rich-c: the second half of that is not a necessary precondition, Rich Daniel Bienvenu: and the problem with my printer was simply a cable connection. I installed and re-installed the drivers for nothing. I'm stupid. rich-c: sometimes teh simplest things are easiet to overlook, Daniel George: I vote liberal Ron: No Daniel, you are just experiencing regular computer type adventures rich-c: now for all of teh males here - how about this? rich-c: I installed my new DVD drive last week Pamela: la la la la la, I'm not listening Ron: oh wow Ron: and...?? Daniel Bienvenu: Pam: what's going on? Dr.D.: What was the first DVD he watched? rich-c: and found that Windows was showing three drives on my secondary IDE connector Pamela: it's for all the males, Daniel so I'm not listening : ) George: XXX DVD rich-c: it showed a removable drive, my CD burner, and the new DVD burner Daniel Bienvenu: i see... Ron: beautiful rich-c: except I don't have a removable drive and an IDE connector only supports two drives anyway Ron: the hard drive on my iMac has "gone away" Ron: system can't see it Daniel Bienvenu: I hope I don't botter you with my "rom files". rich-c: that's worse than having the OS see a drive that isn't there Dr.D.: ROMs aren't a bother, Daniel. George: good tea Ron: Haven't had a chance to look at the problem yet Daniel Bienvenu: ok, it's bother the word I wanted to use. Ron: except to establish that none of my assorted Mac OS's can see a hard drive there rich-c: well, I found teh answer to mine and it is fascinating George: more tea ma! Ron: enlighten us Rich rich-c: there is a new DVD format called DVD-RAM which can be used like a floppy or hard disc Ron: enlightening rich-c: full writing, rewriting, reformat, drag and drop, the works rich-c: my drive can use it as well as the DVD- and DVD+ Pamela: so where's my DVD of the pictures, Dad? Dr.D.: Oh, "pr0n George: TOOMANY FORMATS Ron: patience Pamela, patience rich-c: but to do it, there has to be special software that creates the virtual drive! Pamela: "patience heck, I'm going out and kill me something" rich-c: I'd love to know how anyone wrote something that convinces Windows to see a drive that isn't there Ron: I am sick and tired of hearing about Michael Jackson Ron: must change the channel rich-c: and I might add, gets the BIOS to ignore it, which it does Dr.D.: Tell your BIOS to ignore Michael Jackson, Ron. Ron: thank you.. that sounds like a plan Dr.D.: There must be some setting for it... Ron: Zap_Michael_now rich-c: seems not, Rich - just some incredibly clever programming Pamela: try Newsworld, Ron - they usually manage to avoid MJ Ron: or Zap_Michael_Now= yes rich-c: remember this trick basically has to work on any otherboard with any processor chipset and BIOS Dr.D.: Registry setting... Ron: yup Dr.D.: I think we have registries for Weird_Pervy_Singer_Who_Must_Hate_Himself. rich-c: reistry is a French word meaning "hands off!", isnt it? George: my BIOS detects a thermal nuclear device Ron: news to me Rich Dr.D.: ***ACTUNG HOMELAND SECURITY*** Ron: I go in there and look around.... but ... well maybe you're right. I don't touch much rich-c: well, teh dark happenings in teh snake pit are not always for polite discussion... Ron: heh heh heh George: ready.gov BobS: walk softly inside the register BUT carry a big delete key Dr.D.: www.spooks.gov Ron: actually I haven't been in the snakepit for any longer than 5 minutes lately rich-c: I'm getting thermal reports from my CPU - it says it's running at 45C right now Ron: most of my computing being done upstairs Daniel Bienvenu: rich: maybe there is too many things in your computer. rich-c: fiddling with registrys is beyond the bounds of my courage at the present time rich-c: no, 45C is not bad for a 1.4 gig CPU Dr.D.: Crays used to have the motherboards in a bath of Freon... Dr.D.: Wanna bug out to coleco? rich-c: oh, even teh Z80A could get fairly hot, if I recall rich-c: in fact, didn't they say not to run it more than six or eight hours at a time? BobS: don't know never read the instructions !!!!! George: P=HI TEMP=LOW BobS: those are only for when it breaks
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changed username to Guy B. Pamela: you're here though Guy B.: Greetings! Dr.D.: Chat window has stoop[ped uip[dfating Pamela: hello, Guy rich-c: hello Guy - late, but here! Meeka: hello Dr.D.: Closing, bee right back I hope/// Judy: hi, Guy
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changed username to Dr.D.Take2 George: Hi Guy Pamela: well? rich-c: what's the seconmd Daniel for? Guy B.: Seems we have a pair.
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rich-c confirmed ban Dr.D.Take2: Now I have a working screen again.
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Daniel Bienvenu2 changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Pamela: where did you drop off Rich? rich-c: this seems to be one of those nights Dr.D.Take2: I love my 486, but WinNT 4.0 is a pig on it.
Meeka confirmed ban rich-c: Guy, what's the weather doing in Chicago? Dr.D.Take2: The old girl was 10 years old in September. Pamela: boy, you don't hear those words very often "I love my 486" George: TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST TEST Dr.D.Take2: A few Ages of Middle Earth in computer years. Guy B.: Dr D., don't you have a faster system other than the Macs? Dr.D.Take2: Nope, Guy. BobS: I am now Bob, he is working on my computer, was getting an add on IM Dr.D.Take2: I'm 486ing because Spousal Unit is on the Mac now. Guy B.: Did you ever consider one? Meeka: ok, doug crawled outta the cave (ie computer room) so I am gonna go say good night and watch a movie with him Pamela: does your wife know you talk about her that way??? Dr.D.Take2: Yes, but the lack of $$$ keep getting in my way. Guy B.: Bye Meeka Pamela: nite Meeka - tell Doug we said Hi rich-c: maybe you should put some flavour of *nix on the 486 BobS: night, Meeka from Dad and me Dr.D.Take2: Bye Meeka.
Meeka left chat session rich-c: then it would be about as fast as a 1 gig Pentium ;-) rich-c: nite Meeka Dr.D.Take2: I actually had been hoping hoping hoping that no major expenses would come up this fall, so I could use the $4K bonus I got for being a Teaching Fellow to buy a new computer, just for me. Pamela: and then, along came the dead van Dr.D.Take2: Then Christina decided to go to France with the French Club, and the '89 Caravan died. Pamela: wow, where do I get a bonus like that? Guy B.: Consider looking for a used computer. Ron: so much for the 4K rich-c: no point, Guy, the new ones are so cheap now Dr.D.Take2: It was for participating in a special weekly seminar series with 21 other faculty, we met every Wednesday for 2.5 hours to discuss undergrad education issues. Daniel Bienvenu: ok, I'm back... Pamela: oh yes, I remember you mentioning that Guy B.: True, but even you can find used ones under $200 or even less than that. Daniel Bienvenu: problem with my IPS probably. I was "disconnected" Dr.D.Take2: We had to keep detailed journals about what we did, hence the payment as inducement to really participate. rich-c: some around here, at a kilobuck price they toos in printer, monitor, DVD burner and gig memory and 120 gig HD Pamela: speaking of bonuses, does anyone have any employment contacts in Toronto? Dr.D.Take2: If you want to read about what I did, take a look at http://drushel.cwru.edu/ucite/rfd/ Dr.D.Take2: Just be aware that any links mentioning my robot course will point now to a new redesigned version, not yet the old one that I archived. Dr.D.Take2: I did redesign the grading scheme of the robot lab based upon stuff I learned. Guy B.: Now, I just discovered that two games that I bought need a 32mb video card. The 8mb won't cut it. Fortunately, a computer show is this Sunday. Going to check one out. rich-c: speaking of archives, Frances was complaining that the chat archives end with August Dr.D.Take2: BTW, the rest of the faculty thought our class was tops anyway, but they did have some small tweaks to suggest that were excellent. Dr.D.Take2: I asked Dale about it and offered to clean them up. Pamela: it's nice to be appreciated, isn't it Dr.D.Take2: Other than his reply to my spam lament today, I have not heard anything from him. Guy B.: Since he's so busy, good thing you were made a co-admin of the list. Dr.D.Take2: The $4K is nice, but I didn't do it just for the $4K. rich-c: I wish I could get away with a mere 15 spams a day - I'm getting anywhere from 70 - 100 Pamela: oh not the money, although that's nice too, the fact that they think your class was tops Daniel Bienvenu: (and for the members from US here): What do you think about the "space future missions" suggested by your president? Guy B.: I got 25 in a two day period. And it's either drugs or Paris Hilton. Ron: Maybe that's what happened to my iMac hard drive. the spam filter under OS X really works... but maybe it crammed the HD with spam rich-c: doesn't it automatically delete it, Ron? Guy B.: You need to empty that folder Ron. Dr.D.Take2: Paris Hilton sounds like a hotel. Ron: I just did. Ron: before the hard drive died rich-c: with me, the spam never even gets downloaded - it's deleted from my mailbox Guy B.: She is the heir to the hotel family. Ron: puts it into a "junk" folder Rich BobS: hmmmmmm.......and I have ONE question......when the spammers send it to me and have no return address, WHY in the heck should I even consider their product???? Dr.D.Take2: So it is a person? Ron: but even if you delete the contents of the junk folder, it remembers Dr.D.Take2: A real one...ha, I just thought it was a dumb spam title. Ron: What I would like to read is an honest defence of spam Daniel Bienvenu: Dr.D: Which "UCITE Learning Fellows Journal" number to read? rich-c: of course they have a link in the spam, don't they? Daniel Bienvenu: there are too many! Ron: haven't been able to find one so far Dr.D.Take2: They are in chronological order, Daniel. Guy B.: Yes, and she is on that The Simple Life on Fox which just ended yesterday. Dr.D.Take2: They asked us to answer questions every week based upon our seminar discussions and outside readings. BobS: I have follwed a few links Richard and the link was bad......... Pamela: Did you actually watch that Guy? Dr.D.Take2: So some of it might not make too much sense, no context. rich-c: the indefensible can not be defended, Ron Ron: would seem not Rich. rich-c: unless you're a Republican talking about Dubya, of course Dr.D.Take2: Spam is a great food and I will defend it to my last tin and key!!!!! Ron: :) Guy B.: No, the only shows I watch on Fox is The Simpsons and King of the HJill. Guy B.: Hill. Pamela: are you watching the Bachelorette? Dr.D.Take2: Except they did away with the key about 5 years ago, the b*stards! Guy B.: How do you guess? Yes, I did. Dr.D.Take2: Now it has a pull tab lid like a Hunt's Snack Pack. Pamela: what?? no key?? that's it, I'm going to keep on not eating Spam Guy B.: That's why I was late. Pamela: I wondered - you were hooked on the last one Guy B.: I'm hooked on both. rich-c: I don't think they sell Spam here, Pam - at least not under that name Dr.D.Take2: Argentinian tinned corned beef, however, still has a proper key. Daniel Bienvenu: Dr.D: There is no way to build a robot with LEGO to filter the spam? :) Ron: Not that kind of spam Dr. D..... I to reserve the right to eat unlimited quantities of spam Dr.D.Take2: No Spam? Really? Ron: I too.... I mean Dr.D.Take2: I'd like to try, Daniel. Dr.D.Take2: Spam...Some Parts Are Meat. Guy B.: Finally created my first two musci CD's on the Dell. And boy, they sound great in my car stereo. rich-c: you missed my story of my new DVD burner, Guy Guy B.: Did you get that resolved? Dr.D.Take2: It actually worked, Guy. Dr.D.Take2: Runs off Richard's ADAM and everything. Dr.D.Take2: Needs an IDE HD interface, though. Guy B.: You have to be kidding me? Pamela: now quit pulling tails, Rich Dr.D.Take2: I think it is technically possible. Dr.D.Take2: Certainly a CD reader is, Dale has done it. Pamela: yes but possible and probable are two very different things rich-c: where would you get the memory? Guy B.: We can't even get HD's anymore for the Adam. Dr.D.Take2: If you can read, you can write, just need a drive that can write. Dr.D.Take2: You'd burn at 1X or maximum buffer underrun protection. rich-c: weren't the MI Adam hard discs IDE? or are we thinking size issues? Dr.D.Take2: It would take forever, but we don't care how fast it is, we just want it to work with the ADAM, right? :-) Daniel Bienvenu: Dr.D: I'm not 100% sure but I think you like puzzles. Dr.D.Take2: I do like puzzles, Daniel. BobS: yup MI's are ide straight out od the3 box Guy B.: My new CD burner does have buffer underun. Dr.D.Take2: An even more fun puzzle would be to use ADAMserve to have an ADAM think it can talk to a PC CD burner drive :-) Daniel Bienvenu: I read (i think) 30 times the word puzzle in one single web page... the #6. :) rich-c: face it, Daniel, all Ph.Ds have to like puzzles or they don't get to be Ph.Ds
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left chat session Pamela: did we just lose someone? Daniel Bienvenu: Dr.D.L I think you know well many mathematical games like NIM. I'm right? Ron: brb rich-c: I still haven't managed to get my PC to read/write Adam discs within teh emulator Dr.D.Take2: The reason "puzzle" appears so often in that journal, Daniel, was that the exercise in class that day was to work in groups to solve some word puzzles. Dr.D.Take2: We were then asked to evaluate our learning strategies. BobS: ah richard...that is the easey part Daniel Bienvenu: if you can explain to me the mathematics behind the game "tiouk tiouk" (a "nim-like" game from africa), send me an e-mail. Guy B.: I have to get those programs up my website on reading and writing with different Adam disks. Dr.D.Take2: The last "undefined" person was me: stupid browser opened another chat window when I just wanted to open a new blank window to answer Daniel's question. BobS: problem I have is with the one ibm desktop.......1.2m drive won't read or write correctly all the time......but rich-c: by the way, you and Bob have changed your ISPs and email and website addresses recently, right? Dr.D.Take2: I don't know what "nim" is... BobS: a 386 with a 1.2m drive works great all the time BobS: NO Richard Guy B.: I have a 1.2 on the P133 and the works fine with single side disks. BobS: same as always rich-c: email@example.com? Daniel Bienvenu: Dr.D: I'm very surprised... Nim is a mathematical game; you win if you know the mathematics behind it to always win. BobS: firstname.lastname@example.org rich-c: that is still valid? BobS: YUP BobS: alwasy......... rich-c: OK - I had a message from someone saying he'd got a bounce from there BobS: I am thinking about changing from my local ISP but that willnot effect the ones @ netzero.net rich-c: OK - anyone recommend a good webmail free ISP? Guy B.: I'm going to cancel my account with Netzero, finally. E-mail is now practically nill. rich-c: what's your email address now, Guy? bonag@? Daniel Bienvenu: The mathematic rule behind nim is the number 4. Guy B.: email@example.com BobS: the guy who wants all the pd stuff, etc ??????? there is a mistake on your sales page = no dot between the netzero and the word net BobS: got dumped there nminute rich-c: anyway yes Bob him Guy B.: I have setup a separate e-mail for the Adam Em Utilities. You can find that at my website. Daniel Bienvenu: In nim, there are some "things" (named nim?) each player have to take. but, the rule is : you can take only 1,2 or 3 nims per turn. rich-c: URL for your website, Guy? BobS: did he get back to you Richard????? Guy B.: www.geocitie.com/bonag_3 rich-c: not since my reply to him Saturday BobS: FREE email isp........netzero.net OR yahoo.com OR juno.com Guy B.: www.geocities.com/bong_3. That's the correct one. rich-c: OK, netzero isn't a force here and yahoo is too popular - maybe I'll look at juno BobS: BUT, use a name at the end of the alphabet.....will take longer for the spammers to get to yoru name rich-c: Frances is getting the itch to hit some groups and will need a diversionary address rich-c: I already have three webmail addresses that the spammers have yet to find Guy B.: You have to watch Juno. If you take Juno's free one. They will watch to see if you go on a lot and they may make you go on the pay service. BobS: YES, use a different one than your personal one Dr.D.Take2: I loved the old "Concentration" game show on NBC with Hugh Downs...used to be on right after the "Today" show was done at 8 AM (back when the "Today" show was Frank McGee and Barbara Walters and only 1 hour long). Guy B.: Do I remember that Dr. D. George: i have an early early morning tomorrow Dr.D.Take2: Pam was asking me about the rebus puzzles in my Journal #6. rich-c: got to leave us, do you, George? Dr.D.Take2: The one that Daniel asked about. George: yes Guy B.: See you later George. George: nite all Dr.D.Take2: So I took it offline...but if you guys want to talk "Concentration"... :-) BobS: nite Geo Judy: night, george rich-c: well, hope you enjoyed that dinner - should help you snooze Dr.D.Take2: Wonder if there's an ADAM version. Pamela: thanks for dinner, George : ) goodnight
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Dr.D.Take2: I remember lots of PC versions that were similar to the ADAM/PC Jeopardy game. rich-c: anyway, nite, George George: poof
George left chat session Guy B.: I even have an old DOS game of The Price is Right. Pamela: I love Jeopardy too Guy B.: And Wheel of Fortune. Pamela: for a while there we were watching Wheel and Jeopardy every night rich-c: how good is the Adam Jeopardy game? Pamela: I got really good at Wheel Judy: I like Wheel of Fortune, too Pamela: I've actually guessed some puzzles without any letters on the board at all BobS: tis good !!!!! Pamela: not very often, but occasionally Judy: it isn't bad, we used to play with the kids Guy B.: What about Monopoly? BobS: now too busy to play games.........must be slowing down with age Pamela: never liked Monopoly much - don't have the cutthroat instinct Dr.D.Take2: The girls got Lord of the Rings Monopoly for Christmas...they have been playing it. Guy B.: I was playing with some Microsoft board games last night. had Chinese Checkers, Checkers and Taipei (Mahjong). Taipei was really good. BobS: say what ????? they will make any game into Monopoly yes?????? Dr.D.Take2: I wanted to be Gollum, but they didn't have a figure of him. So I sat it out. Guy B.: I have Monopoly Vegas Edition. Judy: I have played that for a while, Guy Judy: Taipei that is Daniel Bienvenu: Which Monopoly version they didn't do? There is a "Quebec" version. Pamela: a Toronto version Guy B.: That I liked. Reminded me of that game from the Adam. I think it's called Dragon from Reedy Software. Pamela: a chocolate version Pamela: darn, shouldn't have mentioned chocolate
(Guy B. gives Pamela a can of Diet Coke.) Daniel Bienvenu: Pam: I think the Toronto version will be done too. Where they will put the CN tower? Dr.D.Take2: CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE Dr.D.Take2: Free Parking? Pamela: that's cruel, Rich Pamela: I think the Toronto version has been done, Daniel Dr.D.Take2: CHOCOLATE PEANUTBUTTER CHOCOLATE Guy B.: That Diet Coke should help. rich-c: around teh CN Tower, parking is far from free Dr.D.Take2: (Reese's Peanut Butter Cup) rich-c: I went to lunch downtown last week and parked at city hall Pamela: thanks Guy - maybe it'll help take the edge off rich-c: the parking cost me almost as much as the lunch Pamela: sheesh, you'd think I was Kimberly or something Dr.D.Take2: Take the bus next time? Pamela: really cruel, Rich BobS: take the spudway Guy B.: Does all the time with me. Except when my dog wants to see what I'm bringing her from the kitchen. rich-c: well, as soon as the doctor says my hip can take teh sudden movements of transit vehicles Dr.D.Take2: I'm serious, I don't know what public transportation you folks have. Dr.D.Take2: It would be true in Cleveland. rich-c: oh, until my hip problems I always took the subway automatically Pamela: Two subway lines, one E-W and one N-S, one rapid transit line into Scarborough, and lots of buses to everywhere Guy B.: I take the L here in Chicago to work everyday. Dr.D.Take2: Round-trip on the Red Line train from University Circle to Downtown and back, $3.00. Parking anywhere downtown, at least $5, likely $7-10. rich-c: I'm not masochist enough to voluntarily subject myself to downtown Toronto driving Dr.D.Take2: Unless you have a carload of people, the train is cheaper from where we are. Pamela: driving and downtown are not words that should be used in the same sentence Pamela: One fare of $2.25 from Etobicoke city limits in the west to Scarborough city limits in the east Guy B.: Our fares just went up to $1.75 . The first time they have raised that in 13 years. rich-c: they're almost a tautology, like non-rush hour Pamela: positively oxymoronic, Dad rich-c: do you have discount passes for regular users, Guy? Guy B.: Well folks, got to go. I don't know about Saturday. My sister wants me to help clean the basement from my mom's place. She was in the hospital last week. Had a false stroke, but she's Ok and home with my sister. So, I'll visit her. I'll see you all next week. Guy B.: Yes, we do on the discount passes. Pamela: best wishes to her, Guy BobS: ok Guy...be careful out there rich-c: OK Guy, see you maybe Saturday, otherwise Wed. take care now Pamela: g'nite Judy: well, it is that time of the night , so night all , talk at you next week Dr.D.Take2: Bye Guy. Dr.D.Take2: And you too, Judy. Guy B.: Poof rich-c: goodnight Judy, see you next week
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Judy left chat session Pamela: nite, Judy BobS: when did Meeka getoff????? rich-c: seem to be getting into the high-attrition zone Dr.D.Take2: All right, gang, I am going to go to sleep now. rich-c: OK Rich, catch you again whenever Pamela: Sleep is good Rich. Get some for a change. Dr.D.Take2: I had a nasty long stretch without sleep earlier in the week that I have not quite recovered from. BobS: shees you too Rich????? rich-c: drive carefully in all that snow Dr.D.Take2: :-) BobS: guess tis time for me to wander yonder also gang BobS: see ya's later eh????? Dr.D.Take2: And drumlie war his ee, Sir Patrick Spens... rich-c: yes, don't want to leave Judy alone too long :-) Dr.D.Take2: She won't get lost.
BobS left chat session Daniel Bienvenu: May I ask you ONE IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR ME? Pamela: g'nite Bob rich-c: go ahead Daniel Dr.D.Take2: Whom are you asking, Daniel? Daniel Bienvenu: Did you get the rom files I sent in the mailing list? or it still in your mailbox? Daniel Bienvenu: ask to everyone rich-c: I got them Dr.D.Take2: I got them from the mailing list, Daniel, but I have not unpacked them or anything yet to try them out. Dr.D.Take2: I am still busy trying to get classes started here this week. Dr.D.Take2: Christina just brought me some birthday cake... Dr.D.Take2: ...she was 17 last Friday. rich-c: lordy, how time does fly! Pamela: Happy Birthday, Christina Pamela: hmm, cake, chocolate cake, chocolate - oh heck Daniel Bienvenu: I see... thanks for your answer. I will wait a few more days before sending another version. Dr.D.Take2: Okay folks, time to go... Daniel Bienvenu: to let you try the rom you get now Pamela: Gee it's awfully quiet all of a sudden Dr.D.Take2: 3s and 8s, we gone, bye-bye. Daniel Bienvenu: me too.. I have to go. Pamela: g'nite, Rich - now GO TO BED Dr.D.Take2: <crackle of static> Daniel Bienvenu: James is at his job right now... but he says "hello"
Dr.D.Take2 left chat session Pamela: nite, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: good night! rich-c: nite, Daniel Pamela: what happened to Ron? Daniel Bienvenu: see you next week. Pamela: a bientot : ) rich-c: he's still showing but I don't know if he's there Daniel Bienvenu: (maybe not saturday) Daniel Bienvenu: *poof* Pamela: in spirit, but not in body rich-c: en tout cas, a la prochaine
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changed username to Eric Pamela: hello Eric rich-c: Eric, we are just in the process of closing down rich-c: our chat starts at ( Eastern and it's now bedtime rich-c: want to give it a shot on Saturday or email me? Pamela: ah, the silent type Eric: Hi all, sorry, was putting my daughter to sleep earlier and accidentally dropped off myself. :) rich-c: and I hope it's obvious I am glad you did choose to join us Eric: One of those days. rich-c: you're on teh west coast? Eric: East coast. Hyde Park, NY Eric: 90 miles north of Manhattan Pamela: you should have stayed asleep Eric : ) rich-c: OK, about a day;s drive from here. Roosevelt country Pamela: Dad, I'll call tomorrow instead okay? rich-c: and yes, I've been to FDR's home rich-c: hold on Pam Eric: Took a chance you guys were still here. Yes, the Roosevel estate is about 2 minutes from here rich-c: anyway Eric we must go but do try Saturday at 3 or next Wednesday - OK? rich-c: and do let me know if you have an email address that will allow attachments Eric: I'll try for the Sat chat, have a goodnight everyone. Pamela: goodnite, Eric - thanks for dropping by rich-c: goodnight Eric and thanks rich-c: Pam, I'll clear the phone for you in 90 seconds Pamela: you sure it's okay? Eric: I had mentioned in the e-mail I sent both you and Bob that either address can receive e-mails with attachments rich-c: OK, I didn't get that - can you resend? remember mine is cleechezAtamcotec.com Eric: Will do, goodnight Rich. rich-c: sorry, @ rich-c: OK - goodnight all around Pamela: nite Dad - I'm calling in two minutes rich-c: colour me gone Pamela: kerpoof
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