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Chat for Wed 2009-12-30 19:50:55

NsMn: /join #adam
NsMn moved to room The Garden
NsMn moved to room The Lounge
NsMn moved to room The Garden
NsMn moved to room The Kitchen
NsMn moved to room Meeting Place
NsMn moved to room The Hallway
NsMn left chat session
moved to room Meeting Place
changed username to rich-c
rich-c: test
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changed username to Guy B
Guy B: Greetings Rich
rich-c: good to see you early, Guy
rich-c: how are tings going for you - and Annie?
rich-c: you there?
Guy B: Annie is doing fine. My car, having an ongoing problem with it. The Trac Off light keeps coming on. My mechanic had me go to a Chevy dealer to reprogram it. Been to a second dealer and they didn't fix it. Taking it back there tomorrow
rich-c: aren't they getting an error code to explain it?
rich-c: by teh way, what is "Trac Off" - does the car have traction control?
Guy B: Something with the fuel line. They haven't fixed it at all. Now I read online that 2003 Chevy Cavalier had the fuel pump go out. My mechanic thinks that's not the problem
rich-c: the error code says there's a problem with the fuel line?
Guy B: That's what were going to find out, again
rich-c: well, you have a warning light that says you have one problem, but the OBD says another?
Guy B: In the meantime, we have light snow and Artic Cold is coming in for the New Years Weekend
rich-c: OBD - On Board Diagnostics, the thing the mechanic plugs his reader into
rich-c: we had very cold yesterday but above freezing for a bit today, a dusting of snow overnight
rich-c: seems the thermometer will be playing yo-yoover and under freeezing next few days
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu
Daniel Bienvenu: Bonsoir
Daniel Bienvenu: Good evening!
Guy B: Hi Daniel
rich-c: salut, Daniel
Guy B: That he uses for the Check Engine light
rich-c: not sure on the 2003s, but the current ones apparently the OBD covers all the idiot lights
rich-c: but then, what does "Trac Off" mean?
Daniel Bienvenu: It was cold today... and tonight it's even more cold... incredible
rich-c: Daniel, did you see the post on the mailing list today?
rich-c: you're getting what we had yesterday, Daniel and incroyable fits!
Daniel Bienvenu: Yes, Bryan did contact me at my Youtube channel, about a week ago now.
rich-c: I sent him a direct response inviting him to join us here tonight - neat if he did
Daniel Bienvenu: He's looking for a way to program a Coleco game, and he knows Z80 very well.
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rich-c: anyway, Guy, what does "Trac Off" mean, anyway?
changed username to Judy
(Everyone welcomes Judy)
Guy B: Traction system being disabled
rich-c: hey Judy, you made it! how's teh cruise?
Judy: Hello, All from Florida
Daniel Bienvenu: here, in quebec, it's about -30C... which is not far away of -30F.
Judy: not on the cruise until next week just traveling around Florida
rich-c: I wondr if there is any linkage between that and teh fuel
Judy: right now we are in the Mc Donalds parking lot
Judy: it was 75 or so here today
rich-c: OK, taking advantage of the free WiFi - campground not have it?
Daniel Bienvenu: wireless internet at mcdonald?
Judy: not in a campground we are cheep you know
Judy: yes, Daniel
rich-c: wonder if teh traction control can send commands to the fuel pump?
rich-c: so whre in Florida are you - it's a big state
Daniel Bienvenu: the biggest mcdonalds in quebec city does offer free internet
Judy: Brendon
rich-c: yes, a great many of them do, especially in the US, Daniel
Judy: which is outside of Tampa
rich-c: OK, over on the west coast then , need teh Tamiami Trail to get to your ship
Daniel Bienvenu: in fact, there are wireless (free) internet available almost everywhere in Quebec city... which I like using sometimes.
rich-c: we were supposed to get that in Toronto downtown but it never seemed to get on line
Judy: no, we are going across the state 60 we think
rich-c: don't like Alligator Alley? ; - )
Judy: not going down that far
rich-c: actually iirc 60 is more direct to Lauderdale
rich-c: I gather the drive down was not too fraught - you went via Nashville, didn't you?
Judy: we are visiting my mom's cousin tomorror and then heading across the state
Judy: that is where we get on the ship in Lauderdale
rich-c: and I assume they have safe parking there for your motorhome?
Judy: yes, saw the Christmas lights in the Opreland hotel
rich-c: they put on a big show?
Judy: was really something how they have enlarged the place since the last time we were there
rich-c: we have driven through Nashville but never stopped
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changed username to BobS
BobS: AH HA!!!!
rich-c: hey, we got the old man too
BobS: ya mon
Judy: the drive wasn't bad at all, got out of the snow just a couple hours from home and smooth sailing all the way
BobS: we are in Brandon Fl at a Mickey D's
rich-c: you going to be able to do an encore on the cruise ships?
BobS: next week for sure we can be on
Guy B: brb
BobS: we get free internet time,
BobS: the following week with doug & meeka is up for grabs yet
BobS: have to see how much it costs
rich-c: yess, when they charge they can be pretty outrageous
BobS: we do get free wifi at McD's becasue we have ATT internet, but we made them feel good by buying some french fries and McFlurries anyway
BobS: dont' knonw what Carnival charges
rich-c: they likely rent it out to some reseller who charges like the hospital TV guy
BobS: could be
BobS: if they are SMARt, they keep it inhouse
rich-c: sorry, I've hit a few of those and I am not impressed
rich-c: yes, it is a good test of their smarts, for sure
BobS: gwanna check ti out right now
Judy: don't think they will tell him now
rich-c: OK, Judy, let us know if he turns pale and faints ; - )
Judy: yes, I will
Judy: giving him all strange stuff, it is a not something they want you to know
rich-c: how's tyhe orange crop there? are the Valencias coming in yet?
Daniel Bienvenu: I forgot to say that I did get the BASF not-floppy disk yesterday
BobS: it says..."$6 for the first child and then $4 for the second, but ONLY IF you have I.E. 6
Judy: don't know but they have had lots of stands with tons of oranges for sale
rich-c: the Valencias are the good juice oranges, stop and taste and one stand and you'll know!
rich-c: what if you use Firefox, Bob?
Judy: bob had to buy grapefruit before we came and I told him he should have waited until we got down here
BobS: for what?
BobS: carnival's website is DUMB
rich-c: oh yes, at the stands it is really good - just don't shop at Walmart for produce
Judy: they are sending him imformation on everything but the cost of internet on the ship
rich-c: I adore grapefruit but can't eat it, it conflicts with a couple of my heart meds
Judy: no, that is just shipped in from anywere
Judy: I like it too but it doesn't like my mouth, gives me sores
rich-c: when we were last in Orlando we stayed at that Airstream park on the way out of town to Cape Canaveral
rich-c: so the nearest shopping was at the town joining the Orlando cutoff and A1A
Judy: we have not stayed in a campground since we left have stayed in Walmarts every night
rich-c: and they had a new Walmarts -cured us of Walmart groceries forever
rich-c: well, you have a motorhome, and an unobjectionably small one, so you should be tolerated
BobS: $4 hookup charge, then 75 cents/minute
BobS: kinda pricy
Judy: don't think we will be on that week
Daniel Bienvenu: thanks again for the cd-rom disk.
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rich-c: 75 cents a minute? they should be honest and use a gun and mask
changed username to PEV
BobS: holy crap, man........we are the tiniest thing in the parking lot
Daniel Bienvenu: Hi Pam
Judy: does it work, Daniel
BobS: most are 40 ft class A's
Guy B: Hi Pam
rich-c: hi daughter
Judy: Hi, Pam
PEV: <screech> whoops, forgot!
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