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changed username to james james: hi rich :) rich-c: morning, james rich-c: seems everyone else is watching teh Gore speech or something james: concession speech? rich-c: don't know, I'll see on teh 11 p.m. news james: well since it's of no immediate concern, i'll check it out tomorrow or whenever. rich-c: but the general opinion seems to be he's throwing in the towel rich-c: no doubt when the others arrive they will tell us james: i was wondering where everyone was. well, maybe this last election will cure a bit of the voter apathy down there. james: people will see that every vote really does count. if it gets counted.. rich-c: one would hope so, but you never can tell
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changed username to Dale Dale: Hi all rich-c: maybe they'll just conclude that they're all rigged anyway rich-c: hi Dale james: morning dale. Dale: Is everyone out watching the Gore speech? rich-c: did you watch teh Gore speech, Dale? Dale: Nope. Just got home from work. rich-c: I figured teh news could wait till 11, and James isn't that curious either
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changed username to Guy B. rich-c: maybe he will turn up later Guy B.: Greetings Everyone! Dale: Hi Guy. rich-c: Hello Guy, what's the word? Guy B.: Shall I say SNOW and more of it. rich-c: yes, that's a common four-letter word Dale: It's snowing again here. james: no comment. rich-c: we had 20 cm (8 in) on Monday and should get half that again overnight Guy B.: We got socked Monday with 13 inches and it's snowing right now as I speak. We're expecting another 3-5 inches. rich-c: with this wind, Guy, I'd imagine Chicago would be getting quite a dusting Guy B.: Rich, the winds were really bad. I ended up going home from work at 2:00. Yesterday I stayed home as I strained my back just trying to dig my car out. rich-c: Oh, they tell us old geezers we're not to shovel rich-c: I compromise, use an electric shovel and don't push things too hard Guy B.: James, who would do it? james: do what? Guy B.: Shovel the snow. Dale: Well, yesterday they told everone to stay home if they could, and sure enough the roads were free of traffic. james: here? no snow here yet :) rich-c: that's the nice part about being retired - you have the option Dale: No snow, just cows? Guy B.: You live on the other half of the earth. You won't get that storm we got Monday. james: just cows, but i'd be more than happy if 100" of snow fell and smothered them. rich-c: he also lives in teh same latitude as the Mediterranean - but then it snows in Egypt too
(Guy B. laughs heartily) Dale: LOL James! rich-c: the tolerability of cows depends on the direction of teh prevailing winds Guy B.: There's one good thing about all this snow. My dog is romping through the drifts. I just had her photos taken Sunday. james: yes. i can tell you whenever the wind is blowing from the south. though i find the noise to be more annoying. rich-c: yes, the animals all seem to love it rich-c: we have a "safari" game farm in these parts and the lions really love the snow Guy B.: You should have seen Abby. When she was done, she turned me right around and headed back home. And she got covered with the stuff. rich-c: Surprised you didn't have to drag her inside with brute force rich-c: of course it has been pretty cold the last few days, so maybe that influenced her Guy B.: Who needed to do that. She knows when it's bad enough outside. rich-c: I guess being a house dog she wouldn't grow that much of a winter coat Guy B.: Oh, she has a winter coat. I had to use it for the cold that came in after this storm. rich-c: store-bought coats don't count. It's what they grow themselves rich-c: we used to have a number of outside cats in our neighbourhood rich-c: you should have seen them by February - couldn't see the animal under the fur Guy B.: Oh, I see. Abby has a good coat, but sheds alot. rich-c: lately teh city has been cracking down on folks who let their cats out rich-c: but it wouldn't surprise me if racoon fights and the odd hawk or owl encounter had something to do with it too rich-c: becasue one way or another wandering cats are much scarcer of late james: new chinese food take out in the area? rich-c: oh, you cynical young man, you!!!! rich-c: still, I wonder about that new discount furrier... james: :D new gloves anyone? extra sausages? rich-c: anyway, Guy, how's your romantic life getting on in the latest round? Guy B.: Don't even ask. rich-c: Oh. Sorry about that. rich-c: But then, these things are not to be rushed Guy B.: She backed out even before I met her. She said "I don't know what it is. But, I don't think we should meet". What does that tell you guys? rich-c: And anyway, you never know unless you try rich-c: That you saved yourself some time and some money Guy B.: That's true. rich-c: You aren't going to find the right one overnight. Maybe you won't even come close for many months Guy B.: Well, what if I told you that a girl from the Ukraine has been e-mailing me the past week and I have one from the central part of Illinois that wants to meet me. rich-c: That at a certain age eleigible bachelors are in short supply Guy B.: There are more women than men. How come they can't decide? rich-c: Is it that they can't decide or you just don't like the decision? Guy B.: I'm beginning to wonder myself. rich-c: Well, you haven't been seriously looking all of that long anyway Guy B.: Just the past few months. rich-c: Exactly. Give it about three years. If you still don't have a steady then, then review your position Guy B.: Three years! How about one year. rich-c: Hey, most folks take that long to decide on a car. You're taking on a lifetime commitment Guy B.: You have to be kidding me. Three years to decide on a car? It took me 10 years before I got a new one. rich-c: I know - we're less than five years from our golden anniversary rich-c: Well, a car that breaks costs a lot less than a marriage that does, so take your time accordingly Guy B.: Oh while I think of it. I putting in some final changes on the website. There will be a Vbscript/Visual Basic section and I hope the site will be ready in a few days or so. rich-c: Hope you don't need VBS to view it - I think I disabled mine Guy B.: No, the only part on the Vbscript will be to Microsoft's website to download Vbscript and the docs. I do plan on some Vbscript programs for the Adamem Utilities. And judging by what Don Henderson's troubles. I would have to have it up soon. rich-c: I think in his latest email Don says he now is seeing some success rich-c: and hey, wasn't it nice to have Marcel actually join in? Guy B.: Give credit to Ron Mitchell. I haven't checked my e-mail yet. rich-c: Yes, Ron was encouraging Don to get in touch with you Guy B.: I'm going to send Don my Qbasic/batch files for Dcopy. rich-c: whatever he needs, do hope you'll get it to him Dale: I'll be back in 20 min.
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Dale left chat session Ronald: evening rich-c: c u dale Guy B.: Speaking of the Devil rich-c: Hello Ron - how's the Wet Coast? Ronald: cold Ronald: snow even james: hey ron :) Ronald: not much, but real rich-c: we're familiar with the concept Ronald: James, Hi! Guy B.: Snowing here in Chicago. We got belted good Monday and more is falling right now. Ronald: oh? Ronald: the midwestern U Ronald: US was one big storm rich-c: Toronto got 8 inches yesterday and has four more landing now Ronald: I'd feel for you guys but... rich-c: that's OK, we don't sit around waiting for The Big One (earthquake) Ronald: you mean the realignment rich-c: yes, I hear Van Island should end up with new neighbours - called Aleuts, I believe Ronald: that's one scenario rich-c: either that or get shoved about halfway in to Alberta Ronald: others have our 6000 foot mountains under water Ronald: and all of us swimming toward Hope, or Penticton james: you can always join me here ron :) Ronald: ok....that's how it may turn out Ronald: Been to a couple of 'preparedness sessions' james: i read somewhere that japan gets an inch closer to canada every year, though that seems a little fast. Guy B.: Ron, my website is almost ready. Will be up sooner than I think. Thanks to Don Henderson. rich-c: ron, did you see the Gush and Bore speeches? I know you're a CNN addict Guy B.: I watch Gore before I came on here. Ronald: Yes, Don has caused us to review a number of things rich-c: whaT DID HE SAY? rich-c: sorry - didn't mean to shout - rich-c: hit the wrong key Ronald: was out, head the last half of Gore on the radio Ronald: have it on now Ronald: Don't know what I'm gonna watch after tonight james: i get all my news from theonion.com rich-c: oh, did he throw in the towel? Ronald: My latest news is.... Ronald: next Tuesday I'm having cable modem installed Ronald: hold my nose and pay Shaw Cable money Guy B.: Yes, he finally did after the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the recount request. james: you lucky ... must be nice. rich-c: oh, well when you change to home.com don't forget to unsubscribe your old address Guy B.: Whoa, how much is this going to run you now? Ronald: yep Ronald: Oh heeeeere's George rich-c: the pseudo-president? Ronald: Daddy's little boy rich-c: Do you think if Bush had really won he would have fought against a recount that would prove it? Ronald: must view the evening with the respect that is due Guy B.: Be aware, it's been 8 years since a Republican has been in the White House. rich-c: to the evening or His Illegitimacy? Ronald: good question rich-c: That's because it took them that long to figure out how to defraud the electors Ronald: So anyway....back on topic james: and i'm guessing in four years you'll have another democrat. Ronald: is everyone now able to churn out ADAMEM disk images Ronald: in whatever format? Guy B.: That depends who will run 4 years from now. rich-c: no, but then I still don't have the emulatorgoing. Installed, but not going Guy B.: Me, only 160K with Dcopy. I haven't tried Convdisk yet. Will be shortly. james: i won't know until i have a 5.25" floppy drive to try it with.. james: (on my pc side that is) rich-c: I'm still having a problem with my B drive Ronald: Thought you had the drive James, or is it an HD? rich-c: It will happily format a DOS disc in 360K and report the result Guy B.: Convdisk is the only that I haven't written a Qbasic/batch file for. rich-c: Then when I leave teh disc in and give the DIR command, it says the disc isn't formatted, do I want to format it now? Ronald: there's a learning curve Guy....there's part of the useage of that program that I still don't understand Ronald: it works, but I dont know why it works james: i don't have a HD for my adam yet and i don't have a 5.25" floppy for my pc yet. i do have a 320k MI drive for my adam though. rich-c: I may go back and try again using Windows 3.1 or even the underlying DOS Guy B.: What's the part you don't understand Ron? Ronald: Actually Rich, DCOPY.EXE does the formatting on the fly Ronald: as it's copying the disk image rich-c: I don't know from DCOPY.EXE Is it a DOS or Adam program? james: brb Guy B.: Dcopy is a Dos program. rich-c: Is it part of MS-DOS? Ronald: well..... the fact that no matter what size disk image I'm converting, the sectors and interleave on the source image Ronald: are always the same Guy B.: You need DOS up in order to run it. rich-c: OK, I'm not too hot in DOS either - too much like CP/M Guy B.: You can run Dcopy under a DOS session in Win9x, WinME. Ronald: DCOPY is a utility that runs under DOS rich-c: I still basicall;y belong to the "computer as appliance" school Ronald: Think that's the only sensible way Rich. The rest of us needlessly drive ourselves crazy rich-c: Guy, I guess you mean I should go to the DOS prompt to use DCOPY Guy B.: Yes, you need a DOS prompt. rich-c: which directory would I find it in? Command.com? Ronald: you have to download it Rich. It's not part of the DOS compliment of programs Ronald: it's on Marcel deKogel's ADAMEM site Guy B.: Command.Com will just bring a DOS prompt up. You need to go to the directory where Adamem and the utilities are and run it from that directory. Ronald: George W. just finished Guy B.: Rich, you need to download them. Ronald: gotta give them both credit actually Ronald: it all looks good at least rich-c: oh, it's part of the Ademem set, is it? I have that Guy B.: You mean, I've been taping George W and not Gideon's Crossing? Ronald: we all love eachother, and God bless America Ronald: maybe people will now have to co-operate to get things done rich-c: more like God help America, I very much fear rich-c: there's a wound there that will be very long in healing Guy B.: Sure hope so. This is been some week. james: what happens to the ballots now? are they destroyed? Ronald: suspect so Rich rich-c: A simple majority of the people know they wre cheated out of their choice rich-c: they will not take it lightly - there will be BIG trouble Ronald: so, do we entertain a motion that all the ballots be destroyed? Guy B.: They will be destroyed. There won't be a recount. So that's it. james: the truth buried. Ronald: :) rich-c: No, Jesse Jackson says he'll demand to see them under Florida's Freedom of Information law rich-c: and he and his group will do their own recount Ronald: oh yes..... saw him marching today rich-c: then the fat will be in the fire big time james: of course it *is* possible that bush could have won, but we won't know that for sure either. Guy B.: Jess Jackson will always get his 2 cents in. No matter how much he demands. rich-c: If Bush had won he'd have been fighting FOR a recount, not against it Ronald: certain for sure eh? rich-c: that's how I read it - don't see any other way james: well i don't see it as a racial issue per se though there are those that do. rich-c: no, it isn't a racial issue and that is why it will be big trouble rich-c: when the voters find the media and lawyers and parties can nullify their legitimate choice, there must be hell to pay Ronald: Do we do exit polling in this country Rich? james: exit polling? rich-c: for contrast, if Canada a count with that little difference would have to be recounted by law - no option Ronald: seemed that was a source of problems with the United States election rich-c: I believe some outfit was trying exit polling in our municipal election Ronald: well, there was a situation where the state of Florida was awarded to Gore on the basis of exit polls, then to Bush, then back again Ronald: and that apparently affected some voting on the west coast rich-c: they decided Mel Lastman had probably won. He did - about 90% of the vote, I believe rich-c: Again, the Yanks allow results out whre the polls are still open - we don't Ronald: oh ok Ronald: Is Bob Slopsema away? Ronald: down south right? rich-c: yes, he's off cruising the Caribbean Ronald: (mandolins in the distance) james: might not be able to find his house when he gets back :) Guy B.: Lucky him. Got away from all the snow. james: have i mentioned there's no snow here? james: ;-) rich-c: well, on this snowfall he'll be on the weather side of the lake effect - should get off pretty lightly Guy B.: Shall we send some to you James? Ronald: go ahead James. twist the knife james: sure. at 33.6kbps it'll be awhile getting here. Ronald: a week tomorrow mother and I'll be in Edmonton where it is now -25 C rich-c: have you ever checked to find out what your actual speed is, James? rich-c: just have to convince your folks to move down to Calgary, Ron rich-c: there you can get a chinook james: nah. it usually varies between slow and dead-slow. Ronald: Speaking of which.... next Wednesday night is our Christmas curling fun day and banquet. Probably won't be here Ronald: will be making merry Ronald: not that here isn't merry Ronald: but you know rich-c: You mean we'll be without your sparkling company for TWO weeks? Ronald: well.... may try my sisters Celeron the Wed after
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changed username to Pamela C. Guy B.: Well, I have a nice 5 days off coming beginning Friday. Have a personal day then 4 days vacation. Guy B.: Hi Pam. Pamela C.: Hi, sorry I;m late Ronald: Evening Pamela rich-c: Hi daughter james: hey pam Guy B.: Didn't miss to much. Ronald: are you well? Pamela C.: Can't stay very long, i have to be up very early tomorrow. Yes I am, thanks Ronald: yeah, we bounced Messrs. Gore and Bush for a while Ronald: good Pamela C.: did anything bounce back? Ronald: no rich-c: Did the podiatrist manage to get to you today? Pamela C.: oh Ronald: they both said "God bless America" Pamela C.: No, I didn't get back to them before they closed at 11:00 Ronald: and your father coined his own version of that Pamela C.: and that was? Ronald: God HELP America Pamela C.: Ame Pamela C.: n rich-c: OK, they phoned here - I gently explained their listing was a tad out of date Ronald: Guy said nothing Pamela C.: I gave them my numbers but they don't seem to listen Guy B.: Got my new barebones computer, but I'm going to exchange it. The one is for AMD Duron 700, but the case had two 5 1/4 drive bays. The other should have three, so I can have a CD-RW drive. Pamela C.: they left a message at home too, but not at work rich-c: I have noticed that when I've dealt with them Ronald: don't forget, you need a 5-1/4 inch DD drive Ronald: :) Pamela C.: Problem is I got screwed up on Monday with the storm, and won't be able to reschedule until Friday rich-c: As long as the case will fit in your desk, there's no such thing as too many drive bays Ronald: agreed Rich Pamela C.: :) Pamela C.: How do you like the AMD, Guy? rich-c: wish they'd get the price of DVD-RWs down to whre normal mortals can afford them Pamela C.: (Hi, James) james: how's it going? Pamela C.: hello? Ronald: had my annual medical today Ronald: seems I will live another year rich-c: Pam, will you be talking to Kimberley soon? james: we take it this is a good thing, ron :) Pamela C.: Yes, why? Ronald: imagine so rich-c: You can tell her her company seems to have picked a winner to sponsor in racing next season Pamela C.: and by the way Dad, she lives in apartment 106, not 107 - there is no 107. I was the one who picked up her card. I thought the handwriting seemed familiar Pamela C.: Who are they sponsoring rich-c: Oops! I knew she was under you two so jumped to a confusion james: now, don't misuderestimate your father pam :D rich-c: Young kid name of Johnathan Marci, 18 year old just graduating high school in Aurora Pamela C.: Reason being, the laundry room takes up part of one apartment space so only six units on the first floor. i never do, ron
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changed username to Guy B. Pamela C.: Why is this good? Guy B.: Ok, I'm back. Lost my connection. Pamela C.: You're twins now, Guy Ronald: test? Ronald: ok...still around rich-c: Ran Formula Ford series this year, won eight of ten and the championship Ronald: Round Ron james: i hate to duck out so soon but i've got a pile of xmas presents to wrap and send (think they'll be late) and my study room is james: a mess. Ronald: priorities and deadlines James rich-c: messes I know about - ask Pam.
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Pamela C. confirmed ban james: yeah. i have to teach in 4 hours too so i'd better get going on it. Guy B.: Ok, I'm one now. Ronald: these are the things life brings Pamela C.: nice chatting with you, James - will you be around next week? Yeah, I inherited it Ron Ronald: what was that? Pamela C.: Don't ask Ronald: A message asking me if I would agree to forcibly remove Guy B>? Ronald: Hey! rich-c: duty always keeps calling - pity there's no way to shut it up james: see you all next week, and if not, happy horidays! Pamela C.: Ditto and good nite Ronald: G'nite James james: bye pam! james: later ron! rich-c: have a good one, james Guy B.: As I was saying. I got my new barebones AMD Duron. But it came with 2 5 1/4 drive bays. I'm going for the Athlon 800 with 3 drive bays. james: bye rich :) Guy B.: Bye Ron. james: see you next time guy! Guy B.: Bye James. Ronald: I'm still here.... because I'm not all there rich-c: that Athlon 800 is one killer chip, by all reports james: yeah - his cheese is sliding off the cracker - *poof*
james left chat session Pamela C.: How do you like it, Guy? Guy B.: Ok, Ron is here. That's why I decided on the better one. rich-c: guess you'll be getting the VIA chipset with the 200FSB and 133 RAM and Ultra-ATA 100 too Guy B.: Right now, it's just the computer without the CPU, Video, memory and hard drive. Pamela C.: All brain, no guts Ronald: Wow! A real string of expletives Rich Pamela C.: lol, Ron Ronald: I want one too rich-c: I could seriously covet an Athlon setup - not that I'd know what to do with it Pamela C.: What, an expletive? Ronald: alls I got is a 333 with 128 and a 6 gig RAGE ATI Pamela C.: trust me, Dad, you'd get used to it Pamela C.: see Ron, you have your own expletives Ronald: trying to keep up rich-c: Why do you need six gig of video? Ronald: because it's there Pamela C.: Mt. Everest, here you come rich-c: bet it ain't Ronald: actually that might be 6 Meg
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changed username to Dale Guy B.: I do plan to get 128mb memory in January, Video in February and the chip in March. I have to see if this takes the AGP Pamela C.: Good evening, Dale Dale: I'm back. rich-c: yes, 6 meg is much more credible Dale: Hi Pam, Ron. rich-c: welcome back, Dale Ronald: Dale, my son Dale: Has anyone heard from Rich Drushel lately? Guy B.: Glad your back Dale. rich-c: you will likely have at least 4X AGP, Guy Ronald: he's been on the discussion list, trying to inject some sanity into the discussion Guy B.: Rich sent us an e-mail last week. Been real busy. Guy B.: That should be enought then. Ronald: even had a reply from Marcel deKogel re the DCOPY issues Ronald: obviously he's lurking Pamela C.: speaking of which, did Craig show up earlier? Guy B.: Well, I'm going to go check my e-mail so I'll see you all next week. Ronald: Sometimes I get mistaken for someone who knows about these things rich-c: nope, you've seen all that we got tonight Pamela C.: Bye, Guy rich-c: I think everyone was watching Gush and Bore rich-c: See you next week, Guy Pamela C.: short list. So what did happen at 9:00? Ronald: George W. Bush spoke Dale: Bye Guy.
Guy B. left chat session Ronald: niters Guy rich-c: Gore threw in the towel and Bush gloated Pamela C.: s**t. I was hoping Gore wouldn't give up Ronald: he did so, gracefully rich-c: didn't have much option. the fix was in Ronald: Repeat after me....... Ronald: President Hilary R. Clinton Pamela C.: president Hilary R. Clinton Ronald: good Pamela C.: in 2008 Ronald: hold that thought Pamela C.: Woman for president - we'll fix up the world Ronald: you couldn't do any worse rich-c: did you see she's writing her memoirs - and has a $10 million contract for them? Pamela C.: Well, you guys have had a couple hundred years to screw it up Ronald: Oh? Pamela C.: are you sure the contract isn't on her? rich-c: you ha e to admit we've done a great job of screwing up Ronald: what a place really. A man finishes his term in the nations's highest office and then faces criminal charges Ronald: while his wife takes a seat in the senate Pamela C.: I will admit that, no problem rich-c: yeah, and with Bush in, that'll be a circus Pamela C.: what's this about charges? I've obviously been out of touch this week Ronald: maybe CNN will cover it rich-c: now they've managed to steal the election, they'll be on a real power trip Ronald: once Bill is out of office, there are some matters pending Pamela C.: I realize that, but is anyone going to do anything about it? rich-c: see above Ronald: I gather rich-c: Republicans are not Nice People Ronald: indeed Pamela C.: maybe we should take away their "re" and make them publicans again - then they would learn some customer service rich-c: and all politics is like a septic tank - the biggest - lumps - rise to the top Ronald: cynical Rich, but probably accurate Pamela C.: indeed Ronald: Dale you there? Ronald: need some info Pamela C.: Gee it's awfully quiet in Kitchener rich-c: Dale's in Toronto these days Pamela C.: area Ronald: he gets around Ronald: maybe you know Rich rich-c: unlikely, but try Ronald: what's the admin address for the col-adam list rich-c: coladam-admin@etc. rich-c: just put subscribe on the subject line when you're on Home.com Ronald: ok, that's it rich-c: and put unsubscribe on - maybe the day before - mars.ark.com Ronald: like a MAJORDOMO thing Dale: I'm sortt of here. rich-c: good, I have a question too Dale: I'm also working on my new sound card. Ronald: some want the "subscribe" on the sujbject line, some want it as first word of text Pamela C.: I hate to cut out again so soon, but tomorrow is a long day - early to the office and late at the Christmas party, so I had better go rich-c: I have a dual-boot hard disc using System Commander, partitioned weith Partition Magic Pamela C.: See you all next week when I have time to talk? Ronald: did you see that Dale.... give me the subscribe and unsubscribe procedure for the ADAM list Dale: It is mostly manual for subscribe/unsubscribe. rich-c: I have a gig of unused space at the end where I want to install Corel Linux rich-c: I have the Corel CD Dale: email@example.com is correct. Ronald: oh ok.... so you have to see it? rich-c: Now do I do as Corel says and just put the CD in and let 'er rip rich-c: or do I do it through System Commander like SC tells me to? rich-c: Pam, talk to you anon rich-c: meanwhile good night and take iteasy Ronald: ok. Will have a new address next week, and also want to unsubscribe my firstname.lastname@example.org address\ Pamela C.: hopefully over the weekend - everyone else next week. good nite to all Ronald: niters Pamela. Guess I too should go and finish my Xmas cards Ronald: have 10 more domestics to get done Pamela C.: *poof*
Pamela C. left chat session Dale: Bye all then. rich-c: OK Ron take it easy, hope to hear from you in Edmochuk two weeks tonite Ronald: right sir. Will no doubt be able to do that Ronald: take care all! Dale: I'll post the transcript shortly. Ronald: night Dale rich-c: look forward to it Boxing Day plus
Ronald left chat session rich-c: well, Dale looks like we're teh last Dale: Yup. Dale: I'm now active on ebvay Dale: ebay. rich-c: So shall we pack it in then? I'll go practice typing "the" Dale: So I guess I'll try to sell some items there soon. Dale: It looks like fun at least. rich-c: oh, what sort of thing do you plan to offer? Dale: Well, there are always Adam supplies, and maybe spare parts I have around. Dale: I think that Adam's House has offered that kind of thing for a while. rich-c: right. Bob Slopsema seems quite happy with his experience there rich-c: he also posts on Yahoo auction I believe Dale: He does. But he cautions me about fees. Dale: I still have to figure that part out I guess. Dale: I've experimentally bought a couple of small items. Dale: Just to get a feel for it. rich-c: yes, if you aren't fairly confident of a sale, they can bite rich-c: I have bought on eBay but not sold yet Dale: Guy does stuff on Yahoo. rich-c: still, if Mel can peddle his moose there successfully.... Dale: It is a much smaller market though, so more rare items aren't as likely to be bid on. rich-c: they're also less likely to get lost in the mass Dale: It's true. The Moose raised like 67,000! rich-c: I find eBay can be kind of defeating that way Dale: Quite impressive, considering that I don't know where I'd put one if I got one. Dale: There are too many items? What do you mean? rich-c: still, judging by the popularity they must be satisfying a lot of buyers and sellers rich-c: in a lot of teh categories just browsing turns up so many pages it's just defeating Dale: eBay is one of the few net businesses that has been profitible since the get go. rich-c: yes, they got it right rich-c: but then the founder has a Canadian background, doesn't he? Dale: Well, I've been browsing with search, and looking at related auctions. Dale: He did. rich-c: come a long way from trading in Pex dispensers for his wife Dale: On Yahoo, I had trouble finding what I was looking for. rich-c: yes, and bidbay seems even more poorly classified Dale: It's a brilliant setup. Before that they had to do auctions over Us4enet newsgroup posts. Dale: Pretty messy. rich-c: I keep trying to get the newsgroups and my computer keeps refusing to download them Dale: Well, I still haven't had supper. Maybe I should soon after all. rich-c: Don't know why but neither Netscape or IE can complete the setup stage Dale: Well, you need to have special settings for newsgroups. Dale: Check with your ISP to set up your browser. rich-c: ouch. I guess we'd better leave that for anopther night, then rich-c: and yes, I'll give John at Tamco some grief Dale: You need to know the nntp server name. rich-c: oh, that's news.tamcotec.com Dale: Bye for now then. rich-c: see you next week, Dale Dale: poof
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