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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu< rich-c: welcome, Harvie
Daniel Bienvenu< changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Daniel Bienvenu: HELLO! rich-c: et Daniel, salut Harvie: Hello Gentlemen Daniel Bienvenu: Rich is there! Rich is there! rich-c: so how are we doing this chilly evening? Daniel Bienvenu: I was worrying last week about you Rich Harvie: Yes rich, I see rumors of your demise were premature:)
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: of course I'm here, as "always"
changed username to FGuy FGuy: Greets to all... Daniel Bienvenu: Hello Guy! Harvie: Hi Guy rich-c: well actually Pamela was supposed to tell you what was up but she got a cold and went to bed and complet4ely forgot rich-c: bienvenue, GuyF FGuy: Wow, I'm glad I remembered about tonight's chat, I totally forgot about it for the past 2 weeks. rich-c: in fact she even phoned here to say she wouldn't be on and forgot why she got teh answering machine instead of us Harvie: We got out the black arm bands and all :) rich-c: hardly - I was off in a very nice restaurant with engaging company; cry no tears for me! Harvie: I know if you passed on you would tell us:) rich-c: quite - ghostly email messages drifting about the ether...
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changed username to FGuy FGuy: Grrr, hate Java applets. rich-c: anyway, as I've said, growing old ain't for sissies rich-c: I think it will be a long time befoer I wimp out yet rich-c: I see you're twins, Guy - connection troubles again? FGuy: Growing Old Ain't for Sissies. That would make a great bumper sticker. rich-c: if I could get my printer going maybe I'd make one up FGuy: No, no connection problems, it's just that when I surf, I really surf, I have like 20 windows open, and sometimes when one clicks a link, it decides to close the Java window. rich-c: my view on that is ruddy well serves you right, but that's just my way rich-c: I prefer to devote all my attention (well, most) to the immediate task rich-c: not that I don't have Free Cell running under the chat window... FGuy: I do 20 things at once on the net, check my email, program a game, download a torrent, do some FTP work... there's too much delay between messages, that I can do those things and still pay attention to the convo. Daniel Bienvenu: off-topic question : do you think it's time for me to give the answer for the Sudoku grid I sent to the mailing list last time? FGuy: If I hear Sudoky one more time, I'm going to kill someone. rich-c: I didn't get into that so you'll have to seek your answers from others rich-c: what sort of processor and memory do you have to handle that multi-tasking, Guy?
moved to room Meeting Place FGuy: I have 512megs, P4 2.8GHz, standard config, running Windows XP, thing is, I have 2 of those computers hooked up together, and use a switcher...
changed username to Pamela Pamela: good evening rich-c: hey, daughter, why did you let evryone down last week? Harvie: Hi Pam Pamela: too sick, Daddy rich-c: yes, but you could have told them why I was missing Daniel Bienvenu: Hello Pam! rich-c: surely getting the answering machine when you phoned should have reminded you Pamela: but everyone had so much fun speculating : )
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: actually, it didn't Harvie: Guy, multitasking is much better in Linux FGuy: Rich: Even as we speak, I am building an an antenna for my other hobby, which is amateur radio...
changed username to Judy Pamela: and i was in no shap to puzzle it out Pamela: greetings, Judy rich-c: hello Judy, where's teh old man? Pamela: shape, that is Judy: Hi, all!!! Harvie: Hello Judy Judy: he is right here with me Daniel Bienvenu: Hi Judy! rich-c: keeping him out of mischielf, are you? Judy: we just got our power back, has been off for an hour Pamela: hmm, maybe I should go and get my needlework rich-c: then hello to Bob too, by proxy Pamela: greetings to Grand Rapids Pamela: there, that should cover it rich-c: any idea why it went out, Judy? Judy: he is tired, working way too hard rich-c: what has he been working at? Judy: not a clue Judy: but it sure got dark in a hurry FGuy: Yippee, found a torrent for the Victoria Secret Fashion show that was on last night on TV, which I missed.
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: yes, with sundown at 4.41, dark comes quick and lastws long Judy: and was starting to get cold in here, down to 65 Judy: doing a remodel at the office building rich-c: yes, even with oil or gas heat, you need volts for teh management circuitry Harvie: Getting an echo from you Judy
changed username to BobS Daniel Bienvenu: Hi Bob! BobS: YIKES, a whole bunch here tonight rich-c: ah, now he's joined in I see - found some toothpicks to hold up the eyelids? Harvie: Must be at my end, the duplicates just disappeared Daniel Bienvenu: Good evening Harvie (I think I forgot to say hi to you tonight) BobS: Guy is twins???? BobS: I had a slight nap I did Pamela: I have twin Guys Judy: just glad that it came back on now is supposed to get down to 5 degrees tonight Pamela: colour me jealous, Bob
FGuy changed username to TheReadGuyF Harvie: I think we came in at the same time Daniel
TheReadGuyF changed username to TheRealGuyF rich-c: yes, we'll have to remind him when he re-enters to change teh name a bit so we know which one to delete TheRealGuyF: I'm here, multitasking, but still here. :) BobS: hey, you could take a4 minute wink too rich-c: we're currently -10° C which is about 14 F Pamela: I could, but I'd probably sleep for an hour instead TheRealGuyF: Why oh why doesn't Canada and the US use the same units for temperature, would make things so much easier. rich-c: they do - it's been teh U.S. law since the very late 1800s TheRealGuyF: When I lived in the US, for 6 months I had no idea what temperature it was because I just couldn't relate. All I knew was that if they said it was 100F, it was going to be really hot. :) Judy: that is true, Guy rich-c: it's just that the government can't get the people to believe it BobS: has something to do with MR Celsius and MR Fahrenheit being mad at each other and making their own scales Judy: no two people can agree on anyone Pamela: I use celsius for really cold and farenheit for really warm - let's face it, 80 sounds warmer than 28 Judy: that is anything TheRealGuyF: I think celcius makes more sense, but then again, why wouldn't I... 0 is the freezing temperature of water, so it's an absolute value I can relate to. rich-c: no, Yanks are just bloody minded - want a common system with Burma while teh rest of teh world goes happily uniform BobS: actually celsius would be more accurate.......w/ freezing at zero Judy: that is good, Pam BobS: but what the heck I was raised this way Pamela: and minus 10 sounds colder than 14 : ) Harvie: So were we Bob TheRealGuyF: Is the US the only country to use Farenheit as their units of temperature? Daniel Bienvenu: here, we use F degrees to cook something and for the water temperature in the pool. otherwise, it's always celcius. Pamela: I was in 4th grade when the metric system was brought in, so I tend to switch hit depending on what I'm measuring rich-c: yes, but Celsius degrees are too fat - 5/9 ratio to F - doesn't give teh fine sense of gradation F does TheRealGuyF: Rich: That's true, F is more precise, but then we could always use 37.5C to get more precision instead of the absolute value. Pamela: I cook with Imperial measures, and I tend to measure distance in inches and feet, but drive in kilometres and measure temp in both rich-c: anyway, officially Canada is metric, in practice Canadians want it both ways Daniel Bienvenu: well celcius give the easy answer for the water "states" BobS: Daniel, that IS different....... Pamela: lets face it, when was the last time you weighed yourself in kilos? rich-c: the apples in my supermarket at priced in pounds, though there is a kilograms "asterisk" rich-c: at teh doctors office earlier this month (nyahh, nyahh) ; - ) TheRealGuyF: Man was I totally confused when I went to England and weighed myself one on of these electronic machines, and on the print out, it gave my weight in, get this, not kilos or pounds, but in STONES. Pamela: actually, stone, Guy Daniel Bienvenu: last time weighed myself? well, it's a long time ago. TheRealGuyF: Yes, the stone unit. rich-c: I say old man, a noticable spot of tradition, wot? Pamela: wonder what the conversion ratio is for stone : pounds
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: it is, if I recall, about 14 lbs. , not far from 6 kg
changed username to Guy B. Harvie: brb Daniel Bienvenu: Hello GuyB Guy B.: Greetings!!!! rich-c: hello, Other Guy ; - ) Pamela: greetings to Chicago TheRealGuyF: Greeting GuyB, do you come in peace? Judy: hi, Guy Guy B.: I see Guy F is for real. BobS: yo have GOT to be kidding..........and I thought the english and canadians were the same for numnbers
rich-c requested to ban FGuy
TheRealGuyF confirmed ban
BobS confirmed ban
Guy B. confirmed ban
Pamela confirmed ban Daniel Bienvenu: i think it's 454g for 1lb... so the value is lower in kilos than lbs BobS: cept for pounds and dollars Pamela: exactly, Daniel TheRealGuyF: And US gallons and UK gallons ain't the same either.
Harvie confirmed ban Daniel Bienvenu: maybe we can feel lighter then by using kilos TheRealGuyF: uh-oh, hope the system didn't crash. rich-c: yes, a kilo is IIRC 2.254 lbs. BobS: UK gallons same as CA gallons, no???????? Guy B.: A lot better tonight. Last week, we only had 4 of us. Judy: is way to confusing for me Daniel Bienvenu: I heard there was two different gallons TheRealGuyF: BobS: We use liters. BobS: imperial. gallons??????? not used ata ll anymore??? rich-c: yes, Canada uses teh Imperial gallon - the former colonies take theirs from an old wine barrel, actually 8 - ) TheRealGuyF: Well, a plane ran out of fuel in the 70s because of an improper conversion between two gallon units. Judy: is anyone done Christmas shopping? rich-c: you mean the Gimli Glider? that was a metric to English conversion got messed up Guy B.: I'm a 1/4 way through. Pamela: 3.8 litres to a US gallon folks BobS: and how much for an imperial gallon??????? BobS: like 5 quarts, ??????? TheRealGuyF: Well, it's a good thing we don' t use hectares anymore. Pamela: 4.2 I think BobS: oh lord.....although I think they are used in surveying still rich-c: let's say it's about 4.54 litres rich-c: yes, hectares are becoming more standard Harvie: 5US 32 oz=1quart, Imp 40 ounce = 1quart TheRealGuyF: Man, so much confusion between units, countries have went to war for far less! rich-c: oh well, I still can;t visualize an acre, and don't even mention arpents... Pamela: just how big is an acre in feet or yards? Pamela: ar-who? BobS: and THAT Real Guy is the truth and sorry to say........ BobS: 3 hectares, 2 rods and a meter swuare rich-c: not only that, teh ounces are of slightly different sizes BobS: square Harvie: Not true rich Pamela: I only know three teaspoons to a tablespoon : ) rich-c: very subtle, Harvie, but apparently they are Pamela: had to do some math the last time I baked - yuck TheRealGuyF: What's annoying is when I go to the states, it's hard to adjust to the speed limit there. Even on my speedometer, the miles are very small and hard to read, so it's easier to get a ticket. rich-c: and no, I'm not going to multitask to Wikipedia to argue that one 8 - ) Judy: I have one cookbook that tells all that stuff for me, then I don't have to figure it for myself Pamela: heck in some states, i have a hard time keeping up! rich-c: when I had to convert teh other way, I memorized the conversions, so it doesn't fuss me now rich-c: except when stateside I have to remember to do teh downward conversion, or else Pamela: just divide by .4, that's usually close (100 kms = 60 mph) TheRealGuyF: Speed limit in some states is higher than in Canada, so that's ok with me... 65 miles / hour is a bit over 100. Pamela: sorry, .6 rich-c: km to miles, multiply by .6, it's close enough (50 -> 30) TheRealGuyF: Well, it could be worst, Americans could be driving on the opposite side of the street like in England... So it ain't that bad. :) Harvie: .625 Pamela: we've chatted about trying that if we ever travel to the UK - I must admit to having trepidations rich-c: I figure I'll be close enough to avoid any tickets just using the rough conversion Pamela: all your reflexes would be backwards BobS: it is a BUMMER Pam, jsut ask Judy and my son in law.......... rich-c: yes, in teh perioid of high British immigration here we had the reverse problem, and it was significant Judy: it was a real trip!!!
moved to room Meeting Place Harvie: In ST.Kitts I kept forgetting about the opposite side until someone came the other direction and "kindly" reminded me
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rich-c requested to ban TheRealGuyF
Pamela confirmed ban
TheRealGuyF^2 confirmed ban
Harvie confirmed ban TheRealGuyF^2: Thanks.
BobS confirmed ban Judy: that happened to Bob also Pamela: well, just think about this Bob - all the pedals are in the same place, but you're on the wrong side of the vehicle. You look the wrong way, you check the wrong mirrors, you turn the wheel the wrong way. Ugh.
Guy B. confirmed ban Daniel Bienvenu: still having problems GuyF? Guy B.: Getting dump Guy? BobS: THAT was the problem all right, kept doing things wrong and then i DID TheRealGuyF^2: In England, in Picadilly Circus, a main tourist attraction, on the streets they have large signs saying: "Look to your right" rich-c: yes, I've never driven on lefft hand rule and doubt I'd do well as I'd want to rich-c: so no Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Japan,,,,,, BobS: as long as there was traffic, I was fine....the problem surfaced when we turned off the main road and no traffic.... Pamela: well, at least you won't be driving yourself, Dad : ) BobS: BOOM back to the regular side of the road rich-c: yes, and a lifetime of habits took over Judy: and were faced by a little old lady, she didn't know what to do Harvie: In the gravel pit the haul road is left hand drive because the rock truck cabs are offset BobS: that is the way I was taught BobS: so........... TheRealGuyF^2: They should make a TV show like that. Recently they had "Canada's worst driver", they should make a sequel and bring those people from the show to England, and have them drive there, hahah, would be a blast. Pamela: so, I guess the key is to travel while you're young, before your reflexes are so deeply ingrained Judy: would be different Pamela: trust me, Gui, the UK has it's share of terrible drivers too rich-c: did you know Sweden used to be right hand drive but had to change because of all teh visiting Scandanavians and nearby Europeans? Harvie: I asked a fellow from India if they drove on the left or right side and he said both BobS: OR hit the ditch !!!!!!! Pamela: I watched Canada's Worst Driver, and I have to admit that I'd probably have trouble with some of the challenges too TheRealGuyF^2: Pamela: Yeah, the final challenge, drive in Montreal, haha, something I do daily... Pamela: but I don't think I'd have any trouble driving around Montreal rich-c: why, what sort of challenges were they using, anyway Pamela: let's see . . . rich-c: oh, Montreal is trying to displace Toronto as teh driving pits of the world TheRealGuyF^2: Rich: I've been to TO once so I can't really comment, but Montreal is pretty bad. rich-c: Pamela, Montreal can make New York look like pussycat run Pamela: they had a stopping challenge, a night course, a really narrow course, parallel parking in a tight spot, reversing, all sorts of things TheRealGuyF^2: Thing is in Montreal, no one respects anyone, so if you start being courteous to everyone on the road, you'll never get anywhere, you have to adapt. Pamela: oh, and navigation, something very few people succeeded at rich-c: on my visits I have found Montrealers to be worse drivers than Torontonians - however difficult that may be to believe Pamela: hey, I can be nasty with the best of them : ) Pamela: I must say, from what they showed on the final challenge, I wouldn't have had any trouble navigating around Montreal (except maybe no right turn on red). rich-c: unfortunately, an unduly high level of aggression is a survival essential in Toronto TheRealGuyF^2: Yeah, but the thing is, driving in Montreal for years on end, without letting people get to you, now that's the challenge!!! Got into a major scrap a few days ago with this man in a rush, who started yelling insults at me because I wasn't turning onto oncoming traffic fast enough for him. Harvie: The (in)famous "Montreal Stop" Pamela: they've abolished that now, haven't they? rich-c: the problem is, Montreal drivers are suicidal, not just homicidal like in Toronto Daniel Bienvenu: walking in montreal is a nitemare too. no place with the light to say "hey people you can walk accros the street now". rich-c: GuyF, I spent 30 years commuting daily on teh busiest stretch of the (thought to be) busiest highway in the world Daniel Bienvenu: it'S chaos TheRealGuyF^2: Dan: Haha, when you're a pedestrian in Montreal, you're on your own. Wonder why Montreal still doesn't have the turn right on the red light rule? It would be a nightmare. TheRealGuyF^2: Rich-C: Which one? Pamela: the 401, Gui rich-c: I think they are finally getting into conformity with teh Uniform Traffic Code, now almost universal in North America Daniel Bienvenu: I think you answered your question guy Pamela: and believe me, you couldn't get me on the 401 during rush hour for all the tea in China now TheRealGuyF^2: Daniel: Which question did I ask? Daniel Bienvenu: why...? it's a question rich-c: the 401 at the 400 junction (which I went though twice a day) is 16 lanes wide and carries 500,000 cars a day TheRealGuyF^2: Daniel: It was a sarcastic affirmation asked as a question. Daniel Bienvenu: not familiar to this in a chat session TheRealGuyF^2: Daniel: I wasn't asking it, I didn't specify "I wonder", I said "Wonder why.... ?" Pamela: and teh 400 /401 junction is one of the most poorly designed junctions ever rich-c: ah, just because they keep laying all those trucks on their sides, that's just teh drivers... Pamela: to the point where I won't get on the 401 at Weston road going east - I go over to Jane and get on there instead TheRealGuyF^2: Big cities suck... I wish I was a country dweller. rich-c: nothing to do with sight lines or closing corners or wierd superelevations... Pamela: and when coming home from the trailer, I bail at Finch and come down Arrow road, rather than try to get onto the 401 and off at Weston rich-c: saves you a lot of time, I recokon Pamela: or disappearing lanes rich-c: inbound Pamela: oh, yeah rich-c: but we obviously have to give you some lessons in how to intimidate an 18-wheeler Pamela: did it all last summer, and in every case, I discovered when we got farther south that I'd made the right decision rich-c: of course, when you get to teh 30-wheelers, discretion is advised Pamela: me, I don't argue with anything that has more wheels than me : ) Pamela: and that includes duallys rich-c: ultimate law: the larger vehicle has teh right of way Pamela: reality: smaller vehicles get too easily squished TheRealGuyF^2: Rich: 2nd law, if you're going to hit a larger vehicle, make sure you're going faster, that will negate the mass advantage. Pamela: I have no desire to imitate a pancake Judy: that is one reason never to be the smallest on the road Harvie: Well, I gots to go,Goodnight all Pamela: goodnight, Harvie TheRealGuyF^2: Take care Harvie. rich-c: oh, I was watching a video this afternoon of a Smart car hitting a barrier at 70 mph
Harvie left chat session rich-c: nite Harvie, take care of arthur Pamela: I'll bet that was ugly rich-c: yes, it did get kind of messed up Pamela: I didn't know Smart cars could do 70
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changed username to Steph rich-c: the commentator remarked on how well the underlying structure had held up rich-c: we were rather sceptical of anyone surviving even so rich-c: hello Steph, welcome back Steph: Hi everybody.
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: I'd love to have a small car for commuting TheRealGuyF^2: Hey JAMES!!! Pamela: hey, Steph Guy B.: Hi Steph
changed username to james Guy B.: Hi James Pamela: Hi James TheRealGuyF^2: I win... It's James. james: they, sorry, totally forgot james: been insanely busy here BobS: got to get a Smart car then pam...theya re CUTE rich-c: good morning james - how's life in Nippon? Daniel Bienvenu: hello james james: very snowy james: want some? TheRealGuyF^2: BOBS: Models in Canada are only 2 seaters TheRealGuyF^2: BobS: They have 4 seaters in Europe though. rich-c: Toronto is getting stiff with them, Bob, but you can't buy them in the U.S. Pamela: that would be okay with me, as long as I had a larger car for transporting people Steph: Working hours have changed, it's almost impossible for me to be here now. Daniel Bienvenu: it's snowy here too TheRealGuyF^2: I drive a pretty big car, an Acura 3.0CL, and sometimes feel cramped in the drivers seat, I'd be scared to try out a SMART car. Pamela: and a Smart car wouldn't do if I had Erin with me when shopping - between us we fill the tailgate : ) rich-c: they do have the ForFour model coming, I believe, also teh convertible rich-c: how much snow do you have now, james/ james: uhmm... lots james: in excess of 30 cm TheRealGuyF^2: Rich: Yes, the 4 seater is coming soon, a bit larger though, looks to be as big as a Toyota Echo. BobS: but they HAVE to get great gas mielage james: most of it within the last 3 days BobS: mielage Pamela: mileage, Bob : ) TheRealGuyF^2: Humm wonder if gas mileage is an accepted term in Canada. :) rich-c: don't they offer a 3 cylinder turbo diesel in Europe? BobS: petrol mil AGE Pamela: well they'd need it in Europe, gas is incredibly expensive Daniel Bienvenu: 30cm it's about 12 inches james: i think "fuel efficiency" would cover all bases rich-c: yes - Canadians still use teh English system when they don't think the Americans are watching james: lol TheRealGuyF^2: Rich: Hahaha. rich-c: there aer some advantages to litre/100 km - if only the rate wre constant Pamela: what are gas prices like in Montreal, Gui? TheRealGuyF^2: Pam: 99.x rich-c: do you really want to know, daughter? TheRealGuyF^2: 99.x/liter Pamela: really - I bought gas at 91.5 the other day TheRealGuyF^2: Had to siphon a couple of liters from the neighbor... rich-c: yes, I topped off a few days ago and it set me back over $70 TheRealGuyF^2: Rich: Cool, will pass by your house, just got a siphoning tool, might be able to put it to good use. :D :D :D Pamela: sigh - $20 used to fill my tank (65 litres) and now it buys me less than half a tank rich-c: I'll bet james is grinding his teeth over how easy we're getting off BobS: YOU are kidding me, no ????? $2.99 per 1 litre????? Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) dear james, how things are going about coleco? TheRealGuyF^2: No, 99 cents per liter. rich-c: no, just under buck a litre, Bob, the 2 is from his screen name TheRealGuyF^2: The 2 probably appeared because of my insane nickname. Steph: one day, .89, the other one .99 Pamela: the lowest I've seen recently is 86.5 rich-c: here is changes morning, noon and night by a nickel a litre or more TheRealGuyF^2: They know that people are using more gas these days, so they're taking advantage of it. rich-c: have you checked Toronto Gas Prices.com? Last I looked they had a station at 79.3 - at 1 a.m. in Mississauga TheRealGuyF^2: Someone dared to say this morning that gas stations make no money, and the money they make is selling lottery tickets, alcohol, and chocolate bars, yeah right. Pamela: alcohol? at a gas station???
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changed username to Ronald Pamela: I'm not spending half a tank to go chasing cheap gas, thank you : ) Ronald: Hail rich-c: in washer fluid and in the gas, Pam, also gas line de-icer Guy Foster: Pamela: Yes, no lighters or matches, but alcohol, yes. Daniel Bienvenu: Hi Ron! Hi Steph! Pamela: greetings, Ronald of the West Ronald: aha BobS: HALLO west coaster!!!!!!! Guy B.: Hi Ron rich-c: greeting to teh left coast! Pamela: no Dad, as in drinking alcohol BobS: just discusting gas prices...what are they ont he island ????? Guy Foster: Pam: Beer mostly, but some cheap wines, etc... Pamela: interesting - Ontario stations carry cigarettes, lighters, matches etc but no alcohol Guy Foster: Pam: Why not? Pamela: disgusting is right, Bob Steph: in Quebec you can have beer at gas station. Hi Daniel, Hi Ron rich-c: no, they do not sell alcohol, even in Quebec as far as I know rich-c: are teh alcohol sales on station property on an adjacent depanneur? Pamela: alcohol is only sold at LCBO stores or Beer stores in Ontario, and some small winery outlets in grocery stores carry a small selection. You can't get it at teh corner store, at gas stations or anywhere else Ronald: sorry... phone rang Guy Foster: OK, we can, we can buy beer at corner stores. Ronald: gas here..... about 96.6 cents a litre Ronald: down quite a bit BobS: so about the same, island or not rich-c: yes, the small grocers can sell both beer and wine, been that way for years now Pamela: speaking of which . . . Guy Foster: We can even buy bottles of alcohol on Indian reserves, but that's something else.
(Pamela gives rich-c a nice tall frosty Guinness) rich-c: it's time for my St. Ambroise Biere Noire - brb Ronald: Bob and Judy..... I took a senior's bus tour over last weekend. We did Butcharts Sunday night. Beautiful in the dark Ronald: all decked out for Christmas Steph: Guinness ohhh yeah Daniel Bienvenu: Did you got more christmas pictures for the e-card? BobS: you are making me JEALOUS Ronald Pamela: oh hey, did you folks hear - they're closing Cullen Gardens as of January 1st, permanently Ronald: well I don't think the ADAM would do it justice, but yes I got quite a few pics Ronald: aw..... that's unfortunate Pamela BobS: good thing we got to see is then....why closing ???????? Pamela: yes, I thought so too. Guy B.: What! At least we got to visit it. How come? Pamela: lack of revenue, Bob Ronald: isn't that sad eh? rich-c: Steph, I can't understand why a Quebecois would give a Guiness a second look Pamela: they're just not getting the numbers anymore BobS: yes for what they have there they need to turn a LOT of money to keep it going Ronald: fer sure Guy Foster: I'm glad we went to Cullen Gardens then... Guiness, bleah, not my kind of beer... It's an acquire taste I heard. Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) can you repeat? how coleco things are goin for you james? rich-c: not only that, the developers want teh land and ae waving around REEAL big bucks to get it Pamela: I was of the same mind - that it's good we got to see it one last time Ronald: of course Steph: I don't understand the meaning of give a guinness a SECOND LOOK Pamela: wonder what Neil and Dale think rich-c: yes, dark beers are an acquired taste - but so rewarding when you do Pamela: beer - ick. Dark beer - double ick. rich-c: why you wouldn't reject it after teh first try because you can get better Pamela: (Just my opinion). Steph: I worked for Guinness for 8 years as a service technician. Guy Foster: I find them too bitter Ronald: I don't drink it no more; got tired of waking up on the floor rich-c: yes, althugh teh St. Ambopise being an oatmeal stout teh flavour is different rich-c: go to ratebeer.com and you'll find it makes the 100th percentile Ronald: speaking of the card Robert..... progress is slow..... I keep shooting myself in the foot Ronald: but should have it to you by the weekend BobS: speaking of the card.......ws wondering,tonight bout that........... BobS: quit limpin' and do it! Ronald: it seems like the process gets more and more difficult each year...... or perhaps my faculties are fading, I dunno rich-c: do't notice any of us getting any younger Ronald: anyway, we'll get 'er done good sir Guy Foster: yeah... BobS: don't do it from scratch......that is what I did last year, just picked some good songs, and used some old and new pp pics
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changed username to RichardII BobS: oh oh BobS: someone jsut got dumped BobS: like the ronald man
moved to room Meeting Place Guy Foster: Poor Dany boy got dumped. RichardII: everyone get dumped or just me?
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changed username to bounced west Pamela: and Dad, from the look of it
changed username to Daniel Bienvenu bounced west: It's a big dirty world out there Guy Foster: Dan is back. Pamela: can you say boing, Ron? bounced west: right Daniel Bienvenu: Sorry... the chat session stoped for no reason here.
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changed username to Roberto RichardII: yes, seemed like teh server must have had a hiccup Pamela: i'm okay Roberto: bacdk I am
bounced west changed username to Ron Guy Foster: Only prob I saw was a 20 second delay of sorts... Roberto: WHAM SLAM BYE BYE Ron: Ain't technology grand Roberto: ya mon Pamela: okay on three, everyone shout at Whitby . . . : ) Daniel Bienvenu: who didn't had to reload the spaniel chat application in the last minute? Pamela: me RichardII: speaking of which, Pam, if you need some cheap oddball computer stuff, the Super Computer Sale in in Leaside Sunday Judy: I am not having a problem Guy Foster: Man, I was so mad.... a few days ago, I found out that a store that I want to buy things from is located in Whitby! I should have bought things when I was there... Pamela: I just need a cheap computer : ) Steph: No problem here Daniel Bienvenu: ok then, a problem with my computer maybe then Ron: I was unceremoniously ejected from the thing Pamela: oh wait, that's what I already have Daniel Bienvenu: then then then then... I repeat, then then then RichardII: oh, well, factory diredct are now over at Orfus and Dufferin Pamela: that's where I got this one, remember? RichardII: but teh new ones are so cheap used ones just arent worth buying Pamela: December 29, 1999 Daniel Bienvenu: james still there? or busy? Roberto: can't even sell used anymore RichardII: that's why I mentioned it, they've branched out Guy Foster: James is idling. Guy Foster: Is BobS=Roberto? Pamela: Russell and I are coming to the conclusion that we need two separate computers Roberto: ya kon Roberto: mon Roberto: got dumped and I HAVE RETURNED Guy Foster: Cool, got the hint when you were talking about selling computers. ;) Ron: his and hers Judy: but I didn't , in the same room on the same line, go figure RichardII: have you seen what MDG has on offer for $800? Including a 19" LCD monitor? Roberto: P2 400 mhz sustem w/ 17" monitor........got 1 call only, no takers Pamela: you bet, Ron Roberto: for $100 Ron: one of our local 2nd hand resellers has had to close his doors RichardII: he offered $100? hope you grabbed it and ran Roberto: he didn't even come and look, I was asking #100 Pamela: he wants gaming capability and I want essentially a business computer Guy Foster: Lots of old systems lying around... People keep their computers longer. A 4 yrs old system that I have, a PIII 1.0GHz with 512 memory is fine for anythign I throw at it, even seems faster than my P4 2.6 laptop. RichardII: well, that figures Pamela: of course, I still want to be able to run my old games, but they're mostly things like Jeopardy, pinball, scrabble, crosswords and such RichardII: you can stay low end, Pam - business apps are not demanding at your level Ron: we all must have bigger, faster,newer Roberto: why ???????? Ron: because we must Roberto: K.I.S.S. remember ? Judy: I am plenty fast, don't need any faster Pamela: and Freecell is still one of my favourites RichardII: I have a Sempron2800+ widescreen laptop but the only way I can justify it is because it was so cheap Daniel Bienvenu: i think i knew what k.i.s.s. mean, but i'm not sure it'S the same k.i.s.s. we are talking about. Ron: Here now I have the ultimate Geek setup. My duron is attached to a 19 inch monitor AND a 15 inch Flat Screen LCD Benq - I've got y'all in stereo Pamela: keep it simple, stupid Ron: definately NOT KISS RichardII: you'll be pleased to know, Pam, Freecell continues in Windows XP Pamela: now that's scary, Ron Ron: Can move from one to the other and put different stuff on each Pamela: I know - I occasionally sneak in a game at work Guy Foster: KISS=Keep it simple stupid Daniel Bienvenu: yes, it's the k.i.s.s i remember Ron: no no....."Kissing IS Slow and Sensuous" Daniel Bienvenu: hehe! RichardII: just like one of those Lotus-landers... Ron: :) Pamela: no comment
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changed username to Bordel Ron: we had our Mac Club Christmas party last night...... and attendant gift exchange. Guess wha t I got Bordel: Dang, probs with chat again. Pamela: what, Ron? Roberto: a computer?????? RichardII: can I ask any XP users - do they have the old Explorer interface hidden anywhere or am I stuck with that stoopid "My computer" setup? Ron: 2006 calendar of bikini clad young women Ron: Now WHAT am I supposed to do with that? RichardII: Bordel? haven't seen that name before - welcome Roberto: YIKES.....you could have a heart attack Pamela: enjoy Ron: wouldn't know what to do with them Bordel: Bordel=GuyF. Daniel Bienvenu: hehe RichardII: OK, don't think I want to ask teh genesis of that Ron: au bord de l'eau Ron: don't drown james: back Ron: front Daniel Bienvenu: welcome back james Ron: port, starboard james: :D Pamela: you don't have to do anything Ron - they're decorative : ) Ron: thank you Pamela Ron: I suppose I shall hang the calendar up when the time comes Bordel: Hey there James! RichardII: maybe I should offer to swap you for my classic car catalogue from my mechanic? RichardII: calendar Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) Well james, is it true that you abadon colecoshop domain name? Ron: would prefer little kittens Ron: thanks, but no thanks, Rich Ron: Maybe I'll send it to my ex Pamela: Dad appreciates decorative : ) james: (PRIVATE) yes, if you want to pay for it, be my guest Ron: Oh by the way, Daniel, that sure was a nice warm Santa you sent. RichardII: hardly seems like her kind of thing, mais l'on ne sait jamais Bordel: Hey, haven't seen Dr. Drushel in a while, or Erin, how are they doing? Ron: Don't you want your name on him somewhere? Daniel Bienvenu: I'm still looking for a job, I'm not lucky. Daniel Bienvenu: thanks Ron RichardII: IIRC rich was on two weeks ago for bit Pamela: they're fine, Gui - Erin didn't leave work till after 7:00 tonite so that's why she's AWOL, and Rich has been just as busy writing lectures and marking exams Pamela: most nights Erin is too tired to do much but eat and go to bed Ron: it's all work, I tell you.... WORK..... arghhhh! Bordel: Pamela: How come? Work is that hard? RichardII: Ron, I thought you gave up that dirty four-letter word years ago Pamela: Erin is the Issues Manager for the Ontario Minister of Labour Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) What is the plan now for colecoshop site, and for the casings, and the pcbs? Ron: well yes, of course....but when I hear of others suffering.... I want to reach out Bordel: Pam: Sounds important. Pamela: and is currently filling in for the legislative assistant as well, which means she has to be in the office by 7:45 am and often doesn't leave till after 6:00 Guy B.: Well folks, I'm going to call it the night. Taking my last personal day off this Friday and still have some Christmas shopping to do. So, see you all next week. RichardII: you'll get over it - they're entitled to their turn too ; - ) Daniel Bienvenu: goodnight Guy B Ron: I suppose Pamela: g'nite Guy RichardII: see you Guy, take care Bordel: GuyB: Aww come on, we were just getting started!!! Pamela: (PRIVATE) hugs to you Guy B.: (PRIVATE) Me too. Ron: Issues Manager.......hmmm........ sounds like a fun assignment james: (PRIVATE) i don't know dan, why don't you do something about it instead of bitch and complain all the time? you have more free time than i do. Guy B.: poof Judy: night Guy
Guy B. left chat session Pamela: she's writing policy now james: (PRIVATE) you had a newspaper interview and didn't even mention the site, so why the hell should i even bother? Ron: keep me in the know, keep me white and squeaky clean, and make sure I have a way out of the scrum when the time comes Pamela: and yes, she loves it Steph: nice to be with you again, I have to quit, I don't know when I could come back. Steph: g'nite all, take care. Pamela: good night Steph Ron: nite steph RichardII: OK Steph, hope you can make the next one Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) I'm bitching and complaining? I'm sorry to give you this impression.
Steph left chat session Judy: night Steph Pamela: so now instead of calling her, her mother calls me : ) Pamela: me, she can reach james: (PRIVATE) i've told you so many times there's a guy doing casings and pcbs Pamela: oh, oh, oh - went to see Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on Monday RichardII: and? Pamela: awesome Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) About the newpaper, the journalist had no more than 500 words for the article about the ccjvq club. it's a miracle that he decided to use two paragraph for coleco things you know. RichardII: still as neat as ever on teh special effects? Pamela: they took a few liberties from the book but the departures made sense and it was very fast paced
james left chat session Pamela: definitely. Wait until you see the Quidditch Cup stadium. My jaw dropped. RichardII: I'm still trying to find time to watch Star Wars 2 on teh laptop, want to try it out Daniel Bienvenu: well, goodnight james Ron: Just finished burning that one to DVD a week or so ago RichardII: btw, remember That's Entertainment? Found a video of it at teh glorified pawnshop last week Pamela: it was the fastest 2.5 hours I've had in a long time Pamela: video or DVD? RichardII: not only that, I think I have the sequel - and have picked up teh first two LOTR on tape too Pamela: my father buying movies Ron: I want the whole set now.... and I'm willing to pay Pamela: who'da thunk it? RichardII: hell, one of these days I'll get out the old beta vcr and watch teh classics! Pamela: you'll have to vacuum the dust bunnies out first Dad RichardII: maybe next time you're over we could watch something RichardII: by now they're dust dragons, but wotthehell Ron: Well folks, I better go work on the card some before I fall asleep Pamela: I'd love to , but we never have time. I'd have to be there from 9:00 am Ron: Bob is waiting patiently Roberto: si senor Roberto: time to go here also...... Ron: so be well, and we'll see y'all next week RichardII: gee, and you're three hours earlier than us - OK, sweet dreams and see you next week Pamela: g'nite Ron, g'nite, Bob Ron: I know, but I'm tired tonite....for some unfathomable reason Roberto: will wait for the inevitable email from the west coast RichardII: night Robert, and also Judy - till next week Roberto: nite Ron: bye all Pamela: gn'ite Judy
Roberto left chat session Ron: (fade to black-west coast) Judy: yes, good night all Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit Judy Daniel Bienvenu: Bonne nuit Ron
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Ron left chat session Pamela: it must be bedtime Daniel Bienvenu: Bonne nuit Pam Daniel Bienvenu: Bonne nuit Guy Bordel Pamela: g'nite, Daniel RichardII: beginning to look that way, isn't it? Daniel Bienvenu: Bonne nuit Richard RichardII: bonsoir, Daniel - a la prochaine Pamela: think so. RichardII: so Guy, looks like we're being abandoned - tile to go I guess Pamela: I guess I shall bow to the inevitable. Maybe I'll get some sleep for a change. RichardII: so a good night to you, till next week Pamela: Dad, I'll call, okay? RichardII: night, daughter - take care Pamela: night Daddy Pamela: g'nite to Mom too Pamela: night, Guy RichardII: right, don't forget I have that songsheet for you too Pamela: cool : ) RichardII: will pass on Pamela: we'll work it out Pamela: I'm outta here, folks Pamela: kerpoof
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