Daniel Bienvenu: Harvie? Harvie: Hello Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: hallo Harvie! did you had problems last week to connect to the adamcon chat Harvie: No I got on fine, two weeks ago Dales site was down Daniel Bienvenu: I had problems to connect last week Daniel Bienvenu: I were unable to chat with you Harvie: I thought I talked to you last week
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changed username to Druselius Harvie: But you were in and out Harvie: Hi Doc Druselius: Hail and well met! Druselius: Wonder where the Clee contingent is. Harvie: Did you lose an "h"? Druselius: Hehe, that is my name in Latin :-) Druselius: There is no "sh" sound in Latin. Harvie: They will be on soon I suspect Daniel Bienvenu: hello dr.d Druselius: Hi Daniel. Harvie: Then how do they tell someone to "Shush Up!" Druselius: Or I should say "Bonjour". Daniel Bienvenu: bonsoir! :) Druselius: Hmmm, good question, Harvie. Druselius: soir = evening, yes. Harvie: Maybe the Latin people were too polite to say such a thing Druselius: No, they would just kill you :-) Druselius: hold a sec Harvie: Do you have your school back?
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changed username to half a brain half a brain: good heavens, where is everyone? half a brain: Hi Harvie, Hi Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: hello! half a brain? half a brain: I'm missing half my brain - she's gonna be late
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changed username to Queen Bee Harvie: Hello, which half are you Queen Bee: hello Queen Bee: all half a brain: the Pam half a brain: half Queen Bee: who's half a brain? half a brain: me half a brain: everyone has an alias tonite! Queen Bee: me who? half a brain: Pam half a brain: is that you Rie? Queen Bee: where's erin?
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changed username to Who am I? half a brain: She'll be here Queen Bee: i can't stay long Who am I?: hmmmm half a brain: she said about 9:30 Queen Bee: i just came too say hi to her half a brain: we need more clues, Who am I Daniel Bienvenu: Sorry guys, I have to leave now. someone need the phone here. talk to you again in a couple of minutes half a brain: okay Daniel
Who am I? changed username to Rin the Red half a brain: so you're online after all Rin? Rin the Red: Lookee lookee Harvie: I suspect "who am I" is from Cleveland half a brain: when did you get hooked up? half a brain: nope, that's Rin Rin the Red: tonight :-) half a brain: I suspect Druselius is from Cleveland tho half a brain: cool - with Tamco? Rin the Red: nope sympatico :-) Rin the Red: yay Rin the Red: surprise half a brain: DSL? Rin the Red: nope not yet Harvie: That must mean you have a computer then half a brain: Mom tattled on you Rin the Red: I do Harvie :-) Druselius: back, had to get Gretchen in bed. Rin the Red: mom's a pain Druselius: Rin the Red? half a brain: no, Russell's mom, not yours Druselius: No Pam tonight> Druselius: ? Rin the Red: yes Druselius
half a brain changed username to Pamela solo Druselius: Hi Marie. Druselius: Where is Pam? Druselius: Pam solo? Druselius: Rin is borrowing a computer? Pamela solo: yeah, because Ms. Rin is on her own 'puter Queen Bee: y hello there druselius Rin the Red: hehehe Druselius: Her own? Your Dad finally got one working for her> Druselius: ? Pamela solo: no, she inherited my mother in law's old one
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changed username to Judy Rin the Red: hi Judy!! Harvie: Hello Judy Judy: good evening all
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changed username to Bobs Pamela solo: where did you put it Rin? Judy: have you got your own computer, Rin? Pamela solo: Hi Judy, Hi Bob Bobs: Her I sis Bobs: here I sis
Pamela solo changed username to Pamela Bobs: is Rin the Red: in the unit...I need to get a desk now Rin the Red: I do Judy Pamela: working on that : ) Harvie: Howdy Podner Rin the Red: yay :-) Rin the Red: Hi Bobs!!! Druselius: Hello Bob. Judy: way to go Bobs: use kitchen table Rin Bobs: HI KIDS Bobs: miss me did ya??????? Pamela: always Bob Bobs: am in two worlds right now.....got new laptop today and am installling Pamela: BTW, Dad says hello - I just got off the phone with him Bobs: cool mon!!!!! Bobs: and theya re OK ???? Harvie: Wasn't aimin at ya Judy: next time you talk to him say hi back Pamela: they're fine - finishing up their tour of wine country Pamela: you can tell him Judy - he'll be back next week Bobs: wino's eh ????? Judy: drinking thru it are they? Pamela: no, buying through it : ) I saw the Visa bill : ) Druselius: How are your Mom and Dad, Pam? Bobs: OUCH Pamela: having a good time Rich Pamela: health is good Judy: sounds good Pamela: I wish they could say the same about the trailer though Queen Bee: cool Druselius: Trailer is kaput? Bobs: oh oh...what's the matrer???? Pamela: there's a roaming repair guy who frequents the park they're staying at - he's been over to them three times since they arrived Queen Bee: welll all i better be off Bobs: trailer is a wino Druselius: What's wrong with it? Rin the Red: night Chickpea! Queen Bee: night all Pamela: once to fix a hot water line, once to fix the gas line from the bottle to the trailer, and again to re-connect the bottle properly : ) Harvie: Bye Bye Marie Queen Bee: night doodle bug Pamela: night sweetie Druselius: Gas line, sounds dangerous.... Pamela: TTYL Pamela: nah, just newfangled construction that Dad doesn't understand yet : )
Queen Bee left chat session Druselius: I'd hate to see it explode. Druselius: So now he will be shopping for a new one in earnest. Pamela: won't happen, they're too careful. They have one bottle with the old connection and one with the new - they're supposed to switch to the full one automatically but it didn't happen Bobs: you gotta unnerstand Richard, richard...........been awhile since a shakedown cruise you know Pamela: very true, Bob Bobs: got to get the old valve changed over to new type Druselius: The Meteor is holding up better than the trailer, sounds like. Bobs: so got cold eh?????? Druselius: I never hear of any problems with it. Druselius: Cold is GOOD. Pamela: when they couldn't get it to switch, they called the repair guy who helped. Then last night they discovered that the new bottle wasn't fully connected and if it's not, the gas will not flow Druselius: No more sweating out of clothes. Pamela: actually they're using the van Bobs: cold, but SAFE Bobs: Meteor is history, no ???????? Harvie: Not cold Bob, cool Druselius: I don't think yet, Bob. Druselius: It was there when I was there in January, right Pam? Bobs: oh yea right Harv Pamela: oh no, Dad refuses to get rid of it - but Mom refuses to ride in it so . . . impasse Pamela: yes Rich Judy: it has been downright cold around here, but warming Druselius: What, it rides great...big old-fashioned station wagon. Pamela: not a wagon - a sedan Pamela: and the seats are not that comfortable Pamela: Mom and Dad find the van much more comfortable to ride in Harvie: You can tell it's cold when you have a piece of water Pamela: plus, the Meteor is so big that it's a pain to drive around town Pamela: and believe me when you're trying to find parking in Niagara Falls, smaller is better : ) Druselius: I like the seats in a Meteor/Grand Torino.
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changed username to <undefined> Druselius: My Grampa D. had one, the car before the '74 Maverick was a 1971 Grand Torino. Pamela: the grand Torino was a different vehicle Rich Pamela: much smaller Pamela: the Meteor is 20 feet long! Pamela: actually, I think it's a barge in disguise Pamela: you could house a family of four under the hood Druselius: The Meteor is the station wagon version of the Torino IIRC. Druselius: My Maverick is 18 feet long :-) Pamela: nope Druselius: It's bigger than either of our Minivans. Druselius: It was the Canadian version of one of the big Fords, then maybe LTD. Druselius: I need to dig out my 1974 shop manual set... Bobs: got it Dr d Pamela: bigger than the LTD - same size as the Lincoln Continental of the same era Bobs: in canada all the names are turned around from the states Harvie: Meteor was the cheap Mercury Pamela: the Meteor is a Mercury, don't forget Druselius: Ford/Mercury were clones then. Pamela: only the grills and lights were different Druselius: Ford Maverick (cheapo), Mercury Comet (air conditioning, 302 V8). Druselius: And different grille. Pamela: that's how you can tell them apart Pamela: mercurys usually have four headlights, fords two Pamela: or round vs. square Pamela: at least the older ones Pamela: as of the Tempos and Tauruses, no difference Druselius: Comet/Maverick still had 2, but they were only one step above the Pinto. Pamela: vs the Topaz and Sable Druselius: . Druselius: ? those are relatively new Druselius: . Druselius: Can't remember when Sable/Topaz came out. Pamela: try like 1985 (Tempo / Topaz) and 1986 (Taurus / Sable) Pamela: I know, because the Tempo replaced what I was driving, the Ford LTD Pamela: the smaller one, on the Panther chassis Druselius: Grandma D. got a Tempo after she gave me the Maverick. Pamela: they are great little cars - hard to kill Druselius: I coulda had the Tempo, too, after she died, but I didn't want it, the Maverick worked fine. Pamela: no comment Bob? I know you've been driving Crown Vics for a while Druselius: Anyway Rin, are you on DSL now or what? Rin the Red: So, Jusy....does Meeka have her pics of El Paso up yet? Rin the Red: Judy Rin the Red: small keys sorry Bobs: stick to crown vics or grand marquis Pamela: too big for me Druselius: <small voice> I don't have mine up, been too busy with classes Pamela: drove Dad's '87 Crown Vic - too big Rin the Red: it's okay Doktor Bobs: don't know if she has them up or not Bobs: prolly not Harvie: brb Pamela: 'kay Druselius: I have multi-hundred photos... Rin the Red: I'm just curious if there are any up other than Dale's Druselius: have to write a script to make the thumbnails...if I do it manually, I will be den ganzen Tag (i.e., all day). Judy: don't know she has been working quite a bit , talked to her this afternoon Druselius: Elanor is gloating, "There are WAFFLES AGAIN in the freezer!" Pamela: and you don't have all day Druselius: Don't ask me why. Pamela: mmm, waffles Druselius: I only live here. Pamela: I haven't had dinner Rin the Red: that's a ditto here Pamela: me thinks perhaps I should go slap together a sandwich or something Druselius: No food!?!?! Tsk. Tsk. Druselius: Yes, go get something to eat. Pamela: I will eventually Judy: she is not on line tonight Druselius: I would beam you over a sandwich but the Heisenberg compensators are down here. Pamela: I made the mistake of going out just as I got hungry - by the time I got back, I wasn't hungry any more Pamela: well that's no good - I wouldn't want it to end up in Germany or something Druselius: I am sure some German would eat whatever I put into the transporter. Druselius: We had some broiled steak here tonight. Judy: depends on how long it takes to get there Druselius: Not sure how fast something could be sent to Germany from here. Judy: we had t-bones on the grill, very good!!! Druselius: My old boss sent some slugs from Cleveland to Tel Aviv via air once. Pamela: it's allegedly instantaneous Pamela: I shoulda raided the fridge at my parents place! Druselius: It took 24 hours...and only 2 of the 6 slugs survived. Rin the Red: oh wow Pamela: I'm not eating slugs Rin the Red: not jet-setters, eh Druselius: It was for an experiment he needed to do with a colleague in Tel Aviv. Druselius: And he didn't want to use the local Mediterranean slugs. Judy: not very good odds, dr Pamela: I bet the slugs weren't happy Druselius: No, their cooling ice melted, for one thing. Harvie: Dis the Mossad mistake them for terrorists? Druselius: This was before 9/11... Harvie: They have been gung ho for many years Druselius: Now I don't think he would dare take them as checked luggage... Druselius: That's true. Pamela: i'm going to investigate the contents of my fridge - brb
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changed username to james james: hello Judy: hi, James
(007 music plays in the background) james: small crowd today Druselius: Hi James Rin the Red: hello James Druselius: But Rin managed to get her own computer online tonight. james: how is everyone? Harvie: Good morning James Bobs: hiya James Druselius: Doing well, fall has definitely come to Cleveland. Druselius: We had some frost last night. Druselius: A few crickets still chirping this evening, though. Harvie: Are all the MIBs gone from CWRU? james: fall is here too though nowhere near as chilly as frost Judy: Bob is walking better, cane free james: the crickets are thankfully mostly gone Druselius: But they will not make it for many more nights. Druselius: Thankfully? I like them. james: i like them, unless it's 2 a.m. and they're keeping me up Druselius: Peaceful sleep... Druselius: Anything new from Jean and Jack, Bob? Druselius: We didn't tucker them out by being there, did we? Bobs: no they are fine Bobs: got some emails from here and gave her all your email addresses Bobs: so WATCH OUT Druselius: hehe Judy: talked to Jean was having trouble with email to us Druselius: What is her E-mail address? I can make sure it is whitelisted. Druselius: Is she subscribed to the ADAM list? Bobs: dan't gfive it to ya mon or i would have to kill ya Druselius: coladam rather. Bobs: NO she is not Druselius: No prob, just asking. Druselius: I could sign her up if she wants. Druselius: Only me and Dale see the spam...I kill it before it ever gets out to you folks. Druselius: About 10 per day now, though. Judy: what is a whitelist? Bobs: firstname.lastname@example.org Druselius: It is a list of addresses that *ALWAYS* get through, no matter what the content. Judy: got you Druselius: It is for trusted people :-) Druselius: You assume they will never send you spam... Bobs: well put our on it.............adamcomputer, jslopsema & rslopsema...both @highstream.com Druselius: Got them. Bobs: swell mon Druselius: I think some of those are already on the list, but I will check to be sure. Druselius: I WISH DALE WOULD EITHER POST THE CHAT LOGS OR SEND THE LOGFILE TO ME FOR CONVERSION Druselius: All I need is the 10 MB file, I can take it from there. Druselius: I have the logs of everything that got diverted to coleco, too. Rin the Red: if it's in caps do you think he will notice Druselius: All done up and ready to put somewhere... Druselius: Hehe Bobs: think maybe rslopsema is on, but don't know about the rest Rin the Red: :-) Druselius: I "yelled" it at Jill last week. Druselius: She said she'd pass it along. Pamela: there, that's better Pamela: Hi, James! Druselius: If Dale had set up the chat client with the defaults, I'd have been able to grab the logfile already and work my magic on it. Druselius: But he installed it in a non-standard place. Rin the Red: food, Pam? Pamela: uh huh Rin the Red: what'cha havin? Pamela: one hotdog sandwich Druselius: Hot dog, yum. Pamela: with Havarti Rin the Red: cool Pamela: except i'm getting bbq sauce on the keyboard Rin the Red: LOL Bobs: oh heartburn express !!!!!!!! Judy: that would not be a good thing, Pam Pamela: thats what Gavescon is for Bob Druselius: hot fingers Bobs: I guess Druselius: Hot dog with havarti, hmmm, not sure about that one. Druselius: Elanor interrupt, had to read/sign something. Pamela: I went for quick and junk foodish Pamela: it's good Rich Pamela: the Havarti is very mild flavoured Druselius: I like Havarti, don't get me wrong. Druselius: Just never heard of it on a wiener. Druselius: guess I am not sophisticated ;-) Pamela: hey ya work with what ya got Druselius: Iron Chef Pam.
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changed username to ron<>ron Pamela: Hi Ron Harvie: Hi Ron ron<>ron: hello all Druselius: No, that is for hot dog with tabasco and horseradish :-) ron<>ron: Harvie, my son Druselius: Ron doesn't know if he's coming or going... Pamela: ick! Judy: hi, Ron ron<>ron: ?? Bobs: HEY RON ron<>ron: Hi Judy ron<>ron: Bob Druselius: Unless Ron means ron != ron like in C... ron<>ron: yes ron<>ron: it's one of these matter -- anti-matter things Druselius: Ron and Anti-Ron. Pamela: ah, balancing the universe Druselius: If they meet, BLOOOEEEYYY!!!! ron<>ron: we just don't actually touch eachother Druselius: Just like in Star Trek, "The Alternative Factor". Rin the Red: HI RON!!!!! james: sorry all. wasn't ignoring Bobs: for SHAME on ya James ron<>ron: Hey James! james: was checking on aiden Druselius: How is the littlest one? james: doing well james: a much easier baby than his big brother was Pamela: Rin, when do I have to start feeding Schiefer? james: or is, for that matter james: brb Rin the Red: um Friday night please Pamela: okay - till Monday evening, right? Druselius: Why must Pam feed the kitty? Pamela: because Mama is heading for the center of the universe ron<>ron: Again this year, I am looking for a way to turn oak oak leaves to Rin the Red: going to Windsor for Thanksgiving ron<>ron: $10 bills Druselius: Windsor is the center of the Universe? Pamela: if you figure it out Ron let us know ron<>ron: indeed james: heh heh Pamela: I could make good use of that trick ron<>ron: I can almost hear the old oak tree laughing at me Bobs: shirts on the way Ron Pamela: which reminds me Rich, did you mail Dad's yet? ron<>ron: oh my Gorsh..... the money!! Geez.... will get it away post haste Druselius: Nope, honestly totally forgot. Bobs: taking the scenic route past Mt St Helens Druselius: Hmmm...I can do it Saturday. Pamela: well wait till Friday now - because Monday is a holiday and they'll be home Sunday ron<>ron: she's not done yet, Mt. St. H. james: ron, you could probably sell the leaf on ebay james: and get $10 for it ron<>ron: hmmmm....... a thought James ron<>ron: what am I bid for a west coast oak leaf james: brb. need my allergy medicine Pamela: 10 cents ron<>ron: awww Druselius: Not so many leaves falling here yet. Pamela: you asked : ) Druselius: I expect that peak color will be next weekend. ron<>ron: :) Yes Pamela Pamela: around here it's chestnuts ron<>ron: aha
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Daniel Bienvenu: hi again! ron<>ron: Salut Daniel Rin the Red: hi Daniel Pamela: allo again, Daniel Harvie: Leaves don't fall untill there is enough rain Doc Druselius: Squirrel mortality is up this week, judging by roadkill...stupid things running into traffic like mad...or crossing 5-lane roads on electric wires and falling off. Judy: hi, Daniel Pamela: aha! so that's why they're clinging Pamela: the leaves, not the squirrels ron<>ron: we had another robin attempt to penetrate plate glass ron<>ron: this one lived to tell about it Daniel Bienvenu: hi judy, hi rom, hi 'rin Bobs: Hi Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: hi bobs Druselius: ouch Pamela: I had a near miss iwth a squirrel the other day
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changed username to Guy B. Judy: they are washing up on the shore at Lake Michigan Pamela: Hello Guy! Guy B.: Greetings!!!! Rin the Red: hey Guy!! Daniel Bienvenu: hi guy ron<>ron: squirrils or robins? Judy: hi, Guy Harvie: Hi Guy Pamela: or leaves? Druselius: Hello Guy. Judy: they have not figured out why and there are more than one kind that are doing it Pamela: suicidal squirrels? Daniel Bienvenu: please, tell me when I'm wrong. it's important for me to improve my english Judy: squirrils Druselius: Squirrel <pedant mode> ron<>ron: hmm james: back Judy: ya, not a good speller here Druselius: It was only for Daniel's benefit :-) Druselius: Rin must be checking her E-mail or something...she is too quiet. Rin the Red: hey Pam... Daniel Bienvenu: thanks dr.d ;-) Druselius: Or else plotting... Pamela: yes Rin? Judy: we did have it one time that we were in the boat and a squirrel came in the boat on the river ron<>ron: mmmm - date squares Druselius: Daniel, I find that my "foreign" students are my best spellers on examinations. james: how have you been, pam? Rin the Red: when do they turn on the heat in this building? ron<>ron: dessert Pamela: in about a week Rin the Red: okay... Bobs: NEVER, you just FREEZE to death Pamela: good James - getting back into work mode james: same here Druselius: I take off points for misspelled words on exams...and my domestic students complain bitterly. james: parents went home on sunday Rin the Red: thanks Bobs...just wanted to make sure :-) ron<>ron: Did you pay the heating bill Pam/Rin?? Druselius: I tell them _____ ____ or something equivalent :-) james: so i'm slowly catching up on things here Pamela: we don't pay for heat Ron Pamela: which might explan why we don't have any ron<>ron: well then... Pamela: : ) james: why don't you "blankety blank blank" :D Druselius: Neither does the landlord then, apparently! Bobs: roghto Pamela Bobs: righto james: oops.. minus points for missing punctuation Judy: cool Druselius: It's a puzzle, James. Pamela: no, they turn on the heat around the 15th of October I believe Harvie: Oct. 15 to May 15 by provincial law Pamela: sooner if it gets really cold Druselius: 32nd of Septober. Judy: we have the fireplace on right now ron<>ron: I see james: septober is a popular month with my students Druselius: Do you have space heater(s) for emergencies? Pamela: oh yes Rich Druselius: I still have my dorm-sized one from lo 24 years ago... Pamela: couldn't get along without them Rin the Red: I need to get one Druselius: Only a few times did I ever make toast with it :-) Bobs: good thing.....but poor Rin......tsk, tsk Pamela: I have two - you're welcome to borrow one Rin the Red: I'm borrowing an extra comforter from Pam already Pamela: and now she's comfy toasty warmie Druselius: Hehe, the ADAMcon16 afghan? ron<>ron: we don't want you two freezing in the dark Bobs: sure, lets Russell freeze to dath Daniel Bienvenu: I'm not good in puzzle when it's in relation with a language I don't assimilate well like english. Pamela: no, the afghan is gracing the foot of my bed Druselius: Have your cats discovered it? Pamela: are you kidding Bob? Russell, freeze to death? The man is a furnace Bobs: FARN dats Pamela: no, and they're not going to Bobs: well he DOES look warm and fuzzy Druselius: Cats like afghans and comforters. Pamela: I put it away out of reach of them every morning Druselius: Our did when I was a boy, anyhow. Pamela: if I left it out they'd be doing happy feet on it and that would be disastrous Guy B.: My heat hasn't been turned on yet. Druselius: Ours, I meant to type. Druselius: -1/2 to Dr.D. Rin the Red: hehe Pamela: he's my personal furnace, Bob Druselius: Anybody see our glorious CWRU last night on TV? james: i'd say the most annoying trend in abuse of the english language recently is apostrophe abuse Pamela: I saw a nice blue background Rich Rin the Red: My mom did Druselius: Yes, too many people think "it's" is a possessive. Rin the Red: she was impressed and thought it would be a nice place to attend james: i see that a lot ron<>ron: it isn't is it Druselius: Hehe...despite all the "rebranding" campaign, it was still called "Case Reserve University". Daniel Bienvenu: But I normally like puzzles like this one : 3 guys are going to a motel, the clerc tell them it's 30$ for a night and they have to pay right now. they each pay 10$ before going to the room. after a couple of minutes, the clerc realized that the room wasn't 30$ but 25$ and asked the janitor to give back 5$ to these 3 guys. the janitor think about it and decided to only give back 1$ to each of them and keep 2$ in his pocket. So, these guys finally pay 9$ each for a total of 27$ and the janitor has 2$ in his pocket for a total of 29$, not 30$. Where is the missing 1$? Judy: good thing if they don't give you heat until oct 15 Druselius: A crawler on CNN had it "Cape Western Reserve University". We're now an oceanside resort... Druselius: Hmmm Daniel... Bobs: is this a TRICK question Daniel ???? Bobs: I think it was lost in the money conversion rate and went to the bank........... Daniel Bienvenu: hehehe! Pamela: as long as it's not in hurricane country, Rich Bobs: oh well take what you can get Druselius: still thinking, if it doesn't scroll off... james: i'm feeling mighty stupid here Daniel Bienvenu: do you want my solution? it takes me time but i fugred out that there is no 1$ missing at all. ron<>ron: you're not along James ron<>ron: alone james: i'm sure that's the key and it's somewhere in the phrasing of the problem that the trick lies Druselius: There isn't there is a bad assumption that each guy paid $9 as discounted. Daniel Bienvenu: the error is when adding 2$ to 27$ for a total of 29$. the answer is 27$-2$=25$ ron<>ron: each paid $10 and got a dollar back james: i wish you hadn't posted the solution :P Druselius: Yes, that is it Daniel. Druselius: Tricky phrasing. ron<>ron: think my anti-matter just contacted the matter... I have turned to mush james: oh ron, thanks for bill's email address last week. i haven't had a chance to mail him yet james: or anyone else ron<>ron: right James. YOu'll get to it james: "eventually" Pamela: put it on your to do list, James james: my assistant of two years sees to it that i don't get much done in the mornings or evenings ron<>ron: priorities Pamela: yes, but you wouldn't trade a minute of it James james: well there are certain minutes that i would, but for the most part, yes james: and he's very attached to me Harvie: The secret is to fall behind first thing in the morning and then you have all day to catch up ron<>ron: they do have a way of becoming part of your life james: maybe not quite as much as his dump trucks but i rank in a very close 2nd to his grandmother which is saying a lot Druselius: Re: mush, Ron, maybe it's time to sleep. Pamela: I'm good at that Harvie ron<>ron: was raking leaves this afternoon - really feeling it ron<>ron: tomorrow there will be a pile of bones on the floor james: hey ron, as a westerner, do you know how long the bus ride is from calgary to edmonton? james: i'm taking 3 junior high school girls to canada next year and they did a documentary here on the west edmonton mall ron<>ron: I know it's about 2-1/2 hours by car Druselius: I think the response is, "Can you hum a few bars?" james: to which i've now capitulated in taking them to james: pardon the dangling preposition ron<>ron: not sure wether the bus is a milk run or straight thru james: ok, even if there are a few stops it's probably not much worse than 3 hours.. ok.. very doable ron<>ron: ah.... the WEM ron<>ron: I know the WEM james: one of our stops is calgary (going to banff) and i have an extra day to play with ron<>ron: yep. It's a 4 lane highway all the way Harvie: When I lived in Calgary (1980) it was cheaper and faster to fly james: i've been informed they're willing to get up early, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed to get there and go shopping james: you can imagine my excitement :P Druselius: James, you said you're transporting young girls across provincial lines? ron<>ron: it's really worth seeing James - once james: cheaper to fly.. wow.. those were the days james: yeah, like niagara falls - once Druselius: <runs> Harvie: Lougheed's air force Guy B.: Niagara Falls. Slowly we turn, bit by bit. Inch by Inch. Pamela: brr, my fingers are cold Daniel Bienvenu: ho james! what is happening with your disk drive problem? Druselius: Need hot sauce, Pam. Pamela: need gloves : ) ron<>ron: James, would you be anywhere near Vancouver during the trip? james: dan, i think it's a mechanical problem with the drive itself and not a controller malfunction Druselius: Hehe Guy. Guy B.: You remember that Dr. D. james: so in theory if i pick up a 360k drive, i think i can fix it Druselius: I read that Larry Fine, one of the 3 Stooges, would have been 102 years old today. james: @ron, we'll be stopping there briefly at vancouver airport on our way in Druselius: They did that skit. Daniel Bienvenu: where can you find a 360k drive? Druselius: And many other vaudeville teams :-) james: you're welcome to meet up with us in calgary on our way out. we'll be in banff and edmonton for a few days ron<>ron: ok. No chance for a visit then james: calgary isn't much of a saunter for you, is it? ron<>ron: hmm.... any idea when? ron<>ron: no, only about 14 hours, and I have a brother over there james: i can give you an exact date Pamela: and did you all hear that Rodney Dangerfield died? james: 14 hours? james: from vancouver to calgary? james: oh.. drive? ron<>ron: yes ron<>ron: about 2 hours on a kite james: sec.. let me pull up the kids' schedule.. going to have to print that today anyway.. they've been bugging me for it since august ron<>ron: direct from Comox Guy B.: Yes, there is one guy who will get a lot of respect for his funeral. james: but things got delayed since i lost some power supplies from a lightning strike in august Druselius: Poor Rodney. james: @dan, if you find a 360k drive, let me know! Pamela: they were discussing his early career on CHUM FM this morning Pamela: apparently he developed the routine by using that line and then tailoring a tag line to fit on the spot james: i've currently got us arriving in calgary on april 1th Daniel Bienvenu: @james: in which computer I may find a 360k disk drive? an old XT? james: probably ron<>ron: April 1th eh? Pamela: said he didn't enjoy movies as much because the immediate feedback wasn't there james: an old xt or 286 even ron<>ron: That might be do-able james: yup, as they call it here Daniel Bienvenu: in this case, i think i have one. Druselius: brb Daniel Bienvenu: but how to be sure? Pamela: is that the first or the 11th, James? ron<>ron: we should plan on setting something up james: it's the onth james: *oneth Pamela: gotcha ron<>ron: ya lost me son james: heh heh Pamela: April fools day, Ron james: ron, it'd be nice if we could hook up.. it's been about 16 years ron<>ron: oh james: april 1th is a friday, btw Pamela: are you coming to T.O this time James? Daniel Bienvenu: is there a particularity to recognize a 360k disk drive than a more recent one? ron<>ron: will hafta see about that. A lot will depend on how things are here james: yup, doing pretty much the same trip as the first time i came, except the homestay is at the beginning Pamela: you're going east to west then? james: well i understand it's a long drive and the roads can be tricky at that time of year james: yes, it's much easier to go east to west ron<>ron: thinking I would fly - james: work our way back west at a relaxed pace; makes the trip home much less gruelling ron<>ron: in an airplane that is james: heh heh ron<>ron: arms get too tired if I try it without Guy B.: I thought I let you guys know. I'm about 80% sure that I will host Adamcon 18 in Chicago. But, let me see what I need to do. james: i'm kinda peeved.. for once the hockey schedule would have worked perfectly in my itinerary Pamela: Yay! Rin the Red: that would be awesome Guy! Bobs: that is good news Guy........will help ya all we can Druselius: back...reading james: and the greedy players who won't be happy until they're paid more than the gdp of smaller countries force management to lock them out Daniel Bienvenu: congratulation Guy Guy B.: Jeanene has said she will help me out with it. Druselius: Guy for ADAMcon 18, that is super. ron<>ron: sounds like a plan Guy Judy: wonderful, Guy Pamela: find someone who's planned a wedding Guy - I guarantee that will help ron<>ron: I like it Guy B.: I have to see what dates are good for everyone. ron<>ron: wha.... ya mean everyone has to get married...... Not I Pamela: which reminds me i need to go take my cell phone off the charger ( don't ask about that train of thought!) Guy B.: Well, it won't be me getting married. That's for sure. Pamela: never say never, Guy Bobs: kinda early aren't you ??????? ron<>ron: night has fallen ron<>ron: (thud) Daniel Bienvenu: ¸s there any different between two 5"1/4 disk drive to find a good one for you james? james: anyway ron, maybe as we get a little closer to spring we'll have an idea if you think you're up to it james: @dan, it has to be genuine 360k james: not 1.2mb Druselius: Remember Spike Jones' version of "The Glowworm", Ron? ron<>ron: fer sur James. Daniel Bienvenu: is there a mention on the drive somewhere or a number of pins or something? Pamela: how do you tell James? ron<>ron: um..... I pretty sure I've heard it, but it's not coming back Druselius: Nelson Eddy/Jeannette MacDonald parody...girl sings "When the night falls silently...the night falls silently...." ron<>ron: oh yeah.... now it comes back Druselius: Then Spike dumps Fibber McGee's closet on the floor. Druselius: Klang, anvils, pots, etc. james: @pamela - i'm not sure.. it's been awhile since i've had to look at them james: the disks are easy to tell apart though.. the 360k disks have a hard ring around the centre hole ron<>ron: that's not Beeeedle baum Daniel Bienvenu: @james: what abouth a 5"1/4 disk drive from an old Tandy 1000 EX personal computer? Guy B.: Well, more changes to my AdamEm program. I had to put a Error trap in, but at least it won't bomb out now. Pamela: oh, then that's probably not mine james: @dan.. i think it'd be okay as long as it's the same as a pc drive.. Bobs: should do it Daniel Bobs: they only had 360's i think Druselius: "Der Fuehrer's Face" is probably my favorite Spike Jones cut. Daniel Bienvenu: I have a complet Tandy 1000 I never use, I find it at a flea market and looks perfect james: hmm.. might do the trick Druselius: And it was his first big hit. Judy: I am going to call it a night, can Druselius: "William Tell Overture" is great, too. Judy: can't seem to stay awake, night all Druselius: No prob, Judy, sleep well. Pamela: night Judy Pamela: sleep tight Rin the Red: nite Judy ron<>ron: which one had the line, "The invisible man is here" ....... (reply) "Well, tell him I can't see him." Guy B.: I think I will too. I will see how Saturday goes. I'm on vacation next week, but not heading anywhere. So, I'll see you all next week otherwise. Guy B.: Bye Judy.
Judy left chat session ron<>ron: Nite Judy..... rest the eyes Rin the Red: nite Guy Pamela: g'nite Guy. Enjoy your vacation - it's well deserved Daniel Bienvenu: if you want my tandy 1000, we will have to find a way to give it to you. Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit Guy! ron<>ron: Nite Guy james: @dan, i think i'd only want the drive Druselius: All right Guy, good night. Druselius: Nice news about possible ADAMcon 18. Bobs: nite Guy Guy B.: Bye. Poof james: that's a lot of shipping weight to send to japan Pamela: ADAMcon is going strong
Guy B. left chat session Daniel Bienvenu: i will see what i can do, i never open a tandy 1000 before Bobs: gonna go here tool kids.......tired and all Pamela: okay - night, Bob Pamela: see you next week Rin the Red: nite Bobs james: good bye bob Druselius: BobS tired too? :-) Druselius: Good night, Bob. Harvie: A 360 floppy turns at 300 rpm, a 1.2 drive at 360 rpm, if that helps Daniel ron<>ron: sleep well Bob Bobs: nite all
Bobs left chat session Pamela: oh that's logical Harvie Daniel Bienvenu: thanks for the info Harvie. james: @pam, how is your father? it's odd not to see him on ron<>ron: brb james: @harvie, thanks Druselius: he is having an independent extended ADAMcon without us :-) Pamela: he's fine James - he and Mom are in Niagara, touring winerys and playing tourist Pamela: he'll be back next week james: so what if i had a 1.2mb drive and told it to spin at 300? james: cool, the wineries there are very nice james: went in the summer once and we could smell the orchards as we drove through Pamela: the doctor told him not to go anywhere more than half an hour from the nearest Ontario hospital so they played it safe Harvie: The heads are different width james: good plan james: ok.. so genuine 360k it is Pamela: Erin, can you hear me yelling at the cats? Druselius: Are you yelling at your own, or Rin's? james: i'm going for lunch. i'll leave myself in lurk mode and if people are still here in 15-20 mins i can chat more Pamela: mine Pamela: enjoy James Druselius: Are they being naughty kittens? Rin the Red: no sorry Pam Druselius: So they get no pie.
james changed username to james-lurking Rin the Red: can you hear my cat yelling :-) Pamela: oh yeah Pamela: not over mine Druselius: Shiefer is yelling? Pamela: suddenly they've decided to whine Rin the Red: crying more like Druselius: A catfight between cats, hmmm. Pamela: I did hear her last night though Druselius: Is she Siamese with a loud cry? Harvie: James, I remember discussions about using 1.2 drives and they worked but not reliably unless high quality disks were used and disks could only be read on the drive they were recorded on Daniel Bienvenu: well, I personnaly tried a 1.2m drive and it never works for me. Druselius: I never had any luck using 5.25-inch 720s or 1200s to write 320/360s to be read on a genuine 320/360K drive. Druselius: If you read it in the same 720/1200 drive you formatted it on, it worked fine. Daniel Bienvenu: yes, and that's normal Druselius: But I lost about half of my original commented EOS-7 disassembly back in 1988 due to that error... Daniel Bienvenu: oops ron<>ron: ugh Harvie: That's because the 360 head is much wider path than the 1.2 Druselius: Fortunately it was just typing of handwritten comments, so I just had to retype it. Druselius: Yes Harvie. ron<>ron: Are Rin and Pam on separate computers now? Pamela: yes Ron ron<>ron: progress Rin the Red: :-) Harvie: No more fighting for the keyboard? Pamela: well of a sort, but I miss the company ron<>ron: separate computers..... separate kats Pamela: we never fight Daniel Bienvenu: I will check again to find a drive for james. i don't want to cut in piece my tandy 1000, i don't know if i will be able to find another one. ron<>ron: never? Pamela: not that I remember Druselius: never? Pamela: do we Rin? Harvie: Well hardly ever Druselius: loaded question... Rin the Red: we play fight ron<>ron: was waiting for that Rin the Red: you haven't killed me.... Rin the Red: .....yet Pamela: or vice versa Druselius: Wow, just heard a loud drive whine from my Apple G3 system...BRB. Pamela: it's like having a sister, but without the sibling rivalry ron<>ron: not good ron<>ron: neat eh? Pamela: oh, it definitely has it's advantages Rin the Red: it's all good :-) Pamela: sorry James : ) ron<>ron: Yes.... it's alll good Pamela: it's the closest I'll ever come to having a sister Druselius: back Rin the Red: ditto Pammie :-) Pamela: awww ron<>ron: and what's with the G3 Druselius: External SCSI HD made a loud main bearings whine. ron<>ron: cute - cut it out you two ron<>ron: I know that whine Pamela: alright, mush over for the night Druselius: It seems to be okay...I shut the whole system down and powered off the external box. Rin the Red: <big yawn> Pamela: stop that! ron<>ron: sleep Rin Harvie: Back up and replace real soon Druselius: Yes. Rin the Red: I'm thinkin' Druselius: Restart, it came back up and is quiet. Pamela: congrats, you managed to give that away Rin the Red: I've been up for quite a while ron<>ron: Goood Lord! Druselius: But for about 5 seconds there was a crescendo of whine. ron<>ron: thinking is bad for the soul Harvie: 3 in 1 oil? Pamela: go to bed Rin Druselius: No externally-accesible points, I think. Druselius: I remember trying it with MFM ST225s. Rin the Red: I know, I know Pamela: (nag, nag, nag) Pamela: however, I live in a glass house so shouldn't be throwing stones Druselius: You already had a hot dog, no need for oats :-) Harvie: To the clean room Doc Druselius: Maybe both of you should put your kitties to sleep. Druselius: Yes. Rin the Red: well, folks.....it's been a slice.....and I'm glad to be back....but I think I'm going to beddy byes Druselius: I disassembled a drive once for kicks. ron<>ron: Nothing more attention-getting than the sound of metal on metal at high speed Druselius: It was a dead one, so I couldn't hurt it more. Pamela: night, sweetie Rin the Red: night Pammie Pamela: will I see you tomorrow night? Druselius: Bye Rin, glad you are net.accessible again. ron<>ron: G'nite Rin....go straight home now Harvie: Goodnight Red Druselius: Do not pass GO, do not collect $200. Rin the Red: should be tomorrow Pam Rin the Red: hehehe ron<>ron: no stopping at the bar, getting drunk Rin the Red: good night all Pamela: okay. Call me when you get home Druselius: When are you leaving for Windsor? Rin the Red: Friday at 4 I think Druselius: Never mind, bye Rin. Rin the Red: have to get the ticket tomorrow Druselius: Important item. Rin the Red: yuppers Rin the Red: til next week all Rin the Red: ciao, ciao Pamela: bye bye ron<>ron: :)
Rin the Red left chat session Druselius: Don't eat too much turkey. Pamela: She has the right idea I think Pamela: I should go to be too Druselius: or whatever the main dish is for your Thanksgiving. ron<>ron: a Thanksgiving dinner...... what.... in Windsor? Pamela: bed, that is Pamela: yeah, which reminds me I should ask her to bring me home some scalloped potatoes Druselius: I have to take the bus at 6:30 AM tomorrow, I guess I should go too. Pamela: oh ick, Rich Pamela: why the bus? ron<>ron: comes fast enough Dr. D. Druselius: Long day, too: I have been invited to another Scholarship Dinner by a campus sorority. Druselius: 6-7:30 PM. Druselius: So I won't get home until after 8 PM. ron<>ron: dirty job Dr. D. But somebody has to do it Druselius: At least they will feed me :-) Pamela: I'm tired just hearing about it ron<>ron: I hope so Druselius: One gal in this sorority is in my anatomy class. Harvie: Sounds like a good time to sign off, goodnight all Druselius: All the Greek organizations ask faculty to visit. Pamela: gnite Harvie Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit Harvie Druselius: the good ones do, anyway. Daniel Bienvenu: merci pour les informations Druselius: Okay, good night to all. Druselius: I will sign off, too. Pamela: night Rich Pamela: see you next week
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