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changed username to Ian Primus Ian Primus: sorry, the server borked
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changed username to BobSlopsema BobSlopsema: HEY dude BobSlopsema: tis that time of the night, when .........forgot the rest Ian Primus: hello bob! BobSlopsema: how are this week BobSlopsema: how are YOU this week Ian Primus: fine Ian Primus: started school yesterday BobSlopsema: was playing around with a networking system between my computer and my wifes BobSlopsema: STARTED SCHOOL!!!!!! BobSlopsema: man that's early! Ian Primus: yeah, I know, this town is odd BobSlopsema: got t laptops hooked us on one phone line BobSlopsema: and both on the net independently Ian Primus: cool - we networked all the computers in the house so that we could all be on at the same time BobSlopsema: twas me BIRTHDAY present from me boy! BobSlopsema: ALL of them!
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changed username to Ian Primus rich-c: Hi Big Bob Ian Primus: ugh - the server borked rich-c: Hi Sark BobSlopsema: I got dumped also!!!! rich-c: did I do that? BobSlopsema: Richard, what was last weeks problem, you figure it out??? BobSlopsema: THATS IY you did it! rich-c: yes, my ISP had put in a new caching server to speed things up BobSlopsema: right. NOT
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changed username to Pamela Pamela: Well, I made it rich-c: hi daughter - how are you set for tomatoes? Pamela: I could use some if you have spares rich-c: come and get them! Pamela: As soon as I find two minutes to rub together rich-c: but you gotta beat the racoons to them Pamela: Hi, everyone else Pamela: How's your hose, Dad? rich-c: leaky Pamela: more leaky? rich-c: yep, they tried it for flavour in a diofferent place Pamela: they'll never learn BobSlopsema: PAM Pamela: Yes Bob rich-c: yes, I was doing my public service duty today BobSlopsema: RACCOONS???? int da city????? rich-c: washed both the car and the truck rich-c: then left them out in the driveway Pamela: In our backyard, in the trees, in the tomatoes . . rich-c: they love the garden snails - wash them in the birdbath Pamela: And do you think that'll make it rain? BobSlopsema: but you are awfully far into the city to have coons.....
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changed username to Meeka Meeka: hello all Pamela: Hi, Ian, you're awfully quiet Pamela: Hi, Meeka Ian Primus: hello meeka rich-c: Toronto has nearly as many coons as people rich-c: good evening, Meeka Pamela: They make a good living in our fair city Meeka: pam you made it this week ;-) rich-c: they keep getting up on the garage roof and peering into the dining area Pamela: Like Dad, I couldn't get on for some reason last week - boy, was I annoyed rich-c: well, now, we're not only on, we're on possibly faster Meeka: that's good. you wouldn't want to be slower
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(BobSlopsema winks) rich-c: evening Guy
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(BobSlopsema reboots Pamela's computer remotely.) Pamela: Nice try, Bob BobSlopsema: HI Guy
changed username to Judy S BobSlopsema: didn't work eh? rich-c: I'm used to 3.3M on a 33.6 modem Meeka: hi MOM Pamela: sorry, make that 345 bytes Judy S: hi everboty Pamela: Nope, sorry Guy B.: Meeka, looks like you and I are still waiting for Dale to change our e-mail addresses. Ian Primus: that's more like it :) Pamela: Hi, Judy Meeka: yes rich-c: Hi Judy!!! Pamela: Nice to see you for a change Guy B.: Hi Judy Pamela: now, where's Doug? Meeka: yes, we are slowly moving them into the networking system Meeka: Doug is playing his game like normal Pamela: It was so bad that I couldn't even get my home page to load so I signed off and tried to connect again rich-c: way the family is building, you'll soon need a 40-port router Guy B.: My webpages will be moving to a new location sometime this weekend. Most likely Geocities, I'll let you all know shortly. BobSlopsema: s...l...o...w..l...y Meeka: brb, Bandit has decided that he NEEDS to go outside Pamela: of course, as usual his timing is impeccable rich-c: don't know why you had a problem, Pam; I've been off and on since 5 p.m. and really fast all through Pamela: Got on earlier to do some surfing right after work and no problem so I don't know what happened. All I could think was, oh no not two weeks in a row Guy B.: Pam, you and your dad have the same ISP? rich-c: do you use Tamco as your home page or something else? Judy S: How is everyone BobSlopsema: but Pam, did papa tell ya WHY last week was a NO night? Pamela: Ian, wanted to tell you I've enjoyed reading your postings to the mailing list - have you solved some of your problems? Pamela: Something to do with a TCP being closed I think Guy B.: Ian, did you get the Adam printer to work? Ian Primus: nope Pamela: I use the same ISP as Dad and yes, I use Tamco as my home page Ian Primus: it's still not working rich-c: did you run the test? BobSlopsema: Guy....how you like netzero aso fart? BobSlopsema: FAR Guy B.: Rich D had you take that whole thing apart. Did you find any wires loose? Pamela: nice language, Bob Pamela: Judy, we are well, we had a cold for a while after the con but finally seem to be shrugging it off. Nasty piece of work though Judy S: thats a man thing BobSlopsema: I joined it and the one thing I DON'T like is the time lag in gettign online Guy B.: Beautiful Bob. I'll make a snapshot of the screen and send it to you so you know what the thin toolbar looks like. Ian Primus: nope - I even tried resoldering the connections BobSlopsema: seen it Guy!! BobSlopsema: but loading up is longer than core Pamela: Anybody got any food? I'm hungry BobSlopsema: or don'rt you notice that? Judy S: just a drink so far rich-c: shall I scan a tomato and send it to you? BobSlopsema: yup, just made White Russian's, want one? Pamela: yes and yes Guy B.: A little faster for me on the Athlon. I'm going to upgrade the memory on the P133 and reinstall Netzero there and see how it runs. BobSlopsema: hungry little bugger ain't ya? rich-c: what format scan do you prefer, jpeg or gif? Meeka: maple cookies ;-) Judy S: that doesn't sound very good together BobSlopsema: I got 166 laptop and I notice it Pamela: jpeg, please - you notice I'm slowly building a meal here BobSlopsema: BUT it is HALF the cost!!!! Guy B.: Memory has gotten so cheap, I might as well upgrade the memory on the older system. Judy S: that sounds good Pamela: anybody got an entree? Guy B.: Send some over here. Judy S: you sould have already eatten that Meeka: maybe James will Pamela: I was so busy tonite on the web and talking to my mom-in-law that I didn't have time to eat BobSlopsema: PIZZA HUT!!!!! Judy S: order in Pamela: Can't, my phone line is in use - although I suppose there's always the cell rich-c: 967-11-11 BobSlopsema: pizza's R us Pamela: please, 416-967-11-11 Pamela: I really need to go for groceries soon rich-c: I like 416-310-10-10 better Pamela: too salty rich-c: yeah, it does make for a thirsty night BobSlopsema: drink SUDS! Judy S: what are we calling? Pamela: Dad, did you go to the website I sent you regarding Lindsay's big adventure? Guy B.: I've loaded AdamCalc on the emulator and it runs flawlessly and prints fine on my dot matrix. rich-c: the first is PizzaPizza, the second is Pizza Hut Pamela: I'd rather have a white Russian, Bob rich-c: yes, Pam, looks interesting Pamela: she left yesterday BobSlopsema: bought a HP Appolo printer tonight for $9 after rebate BobSlopsema: only problem it is straight USB Pamela: How do you like it, Bob? rich-c: I thought that was the original list price foer that one BobSlopsema: her ti comes!!!! BobSlopsema: WHITE BobSlopsema: COMMMIE Pamela: gotcha BobSlopsema: nope, 80 bucks Pamela: (thanks) Ian Primus: any more ideas on how to fix my printer? Guy B.: I saw that printer with a scanner at Sam's Club bundled together. Don't remember the cost of it. rich-c: you never said if you tried the self-tezxt Ian Primus: I can't seem to find anything wrong - I checked all the wires BobSlopsema: 90 bucks I thinkg Guy, saw it last weekend too, IF it was the same onre Ian Primus: yeah, I did do the self test. it worked just fine Pamela: Is that like a Costco type Walmart Guy? Guy B.: I think you're right on that Bob. BobSlopsema: could it be that the cpu is not sending the info Rich???? rich-c: OK Ian you DO have a problem - if it works on self test it should work, period Guy B.: Yes, Sam's Club is owned by Wal-Mart. Pamela: Thought so. rich-c: I'd say the problem has to be that the info isn't getting to the printer, Bob Pamela: brb, I'm gonna go get something edible Judy S: enjoy, pam BobSlopsema: eithere becasue of cpu not sending, cable not good, OR printer logic board bad Pamela: seeing how the keyboard tastes awful Guy B.: My membership is $35 a year. My company teamed up with Costco, but they were higher for the membership. rich-c: if the printer will print on its own, it should print when it's told to Ian Primus: yeah, I agree with you there rich, but I can't argue with reality rich-c: and I can't see a logic board fault if it ran the self-test properly Pamela: Costco membership here is $45.00 but that's for two people Guy B.: I'm eyeing the board on the printer. rich-c: Ian says he's given the DB9 a good dose of paerts cleaner, so the connection should be OK BobSlopsema: almost gotta be...... Guy B.: Same here Pam. They have an Elite membership for $65 where you get more goodies, like AT&T long distance and Internet. Pamela: that's a new one - haven't heard of that Guy B.: It came out in 1999. rich-c: Lord knows you folks deserve a discount on your electronic services BobSlopsema: what's Costco???? Pamela: Price Club Guy B.: They tried twice to offer me the upgrade and I turned it down. BobSlopsema: thought you were talkin about Sam;'s Club\ rich-c: I was looking at the prices on internet and cable in Consumer Reports - highway robbery!!! BobSlopsema: AH SO!!! Meeka: costco is another version of sam's club Guy B.: AOL on top of the list. rich-c: take a look at what CU says about AOL Judy S: I have to type more the screensaver keeps coming on Pamela: Well, we already know we have one of the best deals going for ISP BobSlopsema: how much $$$ Guy B.: Judy, increase your interval time on the screensaver. rich-c: just wiggle the mouse occasionally, Judy Pamela: Either that or to reset your screensave for a longer delay Judy S: don't know how to do that Pamela: For what, Bob rich-c: we pay under $11 US a month for unlimited dialup Meeka: ask ddad to show you mom Judy S: I am lucky to be able to do a few things Guy B.: Go to Control Panel and click on Display. BobSlopsema: THA"S good! Judy S: don't want to bott Judy S: bother him Pamela: Judy, start, settings,conrtol panel, display, screensaver tab, increase time, apply, okay rich-c: there are cheaper ones around, but we get good support BobSlopsema: was apying $10 along with Guy, going to netzero pay isp for $10 @ 159 hrs per month BobSlopsema: d Guy B.: For that $9.95 on Netzero it's unlimited use. And they have 8 million members who already signed up. rich-c: oh, and we don't have to take ads or spy software Guy B.: NO Ads. Just a thin toolbar. BobSlopsema: think that is only 150 hours Guy Judy S: all taken care of the computer got taken away and fixed Guy B.: Very good Judy and you didn't have to bother Bob. Judy S: and I even got to check on an auctioon Guy B.: Bob, I read it's unlimited and even the ads say so too. rich-c: still having problems getting my new computer, Guy Judy S: he did it, after seeing the chat Guy B.: What problems are you having? rich-c: most shkips don't know how to image my old hard disc onto the new one rich-c: and even fewer are willing to fit only peripherals with DOS drivers available rich-c: shops Guy B.: That's one thing I didn't do on this new system was put DOS on it. But, I'm going to get Windows 98 Full version and install it on a second hard drive with System Commander. rich-c: I've written up my specification and its now out for a quote Guy B.: Going to look for one at this Sunday's computer show. Pamela: quote from who, Dad? rich-c: Guy, even with System Commander, Windows will ONLY operate on a C drive Guy B.: Not if you tell it where to install it. I did read the book. Pamela: wow, he read the instructions! quick, tell Mom! rich-c: I havwe SC Deluxe and I read the book too, also checked with shops and their tech folks Judy S: what did you get to eat, Pam, it didn't take you very long BobSlopsema: hope ;it si unlilmited, but even 150 hours a month is plenty BobSlopsema: I don't sit on the net Pamela: nuked swedish meatballs with egg noodles - and they're very good rich-c: aha - you've been to Loblaws again Pamela: trying not to type with my mouth full Judy S: Bob wouldn't eat anything like that so I d;on't get to Pamela: Nope - Michalenas from dominion Guy B.: My average is usually 20 to 25 hours a month, so it's worth paying $9.95 for. Meeka: why, we can't see it ;-) Pamela: it usually leads to fimble ningers BobSlopsema: I will hit maybe a hundred if selling on Ebay, but not much more Meeka: i see rich-c: well, 150 hours a month is about 5 hours a day - that's way beyond my average, I know Judy S: just so you keep your mouth closed while you chew Pamela: mouth and fingers are very connected for me cos I do so much typing while talking at work Pamela: I will, Judy BobSlopsema: kinda hard to hit 5 hrs every day isn't it..... rich-c: hey, we still haven't solved Ian's printer problem Judy S: good job Pamela: yes, Mom Pamela: : ) Meeka: Doug manages to be on about 5 hours almost every night Judy S: that;s me, you never get away from it Pamela: I notice I seem to be collecting mothers recently Judy S: it could be worse, its better than losing them Pamela: this is very true! Guy B.: Rich, according to the System Commander manual, I can install Windows 98 in any drive and directory. It shows that when you run setup. Pamela: how does Doug manage to dothat every night? Judy S: I babysat yesterday from 7am to 11:30 pm Meeka: stays up until 1 or 2 in the morning Judy S: so some days it never ends rich-c: that was my understanding, Guy, until I read some fine print and got told otherwise Pamela: That's a long day for you, Judy - I thought the purpose of having grandchildren was to give them back at the end of the day Meeka: he comes out of his room for dinner and to get a drink or go potty and that is about it some nights Guy B.: What fine print? It did say it will change the letters.
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changed username to Dale Pamela: Hi, Dale! Dale: Hi all. Meeka: hi dale rich-c: maybe you've got a more recent version where they found a way around the problem Ian Primus: hello Dale BobSlopsema: howdy Dale Guy B.: Well, guess who's here. Hi Dale. rich-c: hello Dale Meeka: Dale, did you see the message that I needed to have my e-mail changed? Guy B.: Mine too, rich-c: Guy was just telling us he can install Windows 98 on Drive D with System Commander BobSlopsema: ah, I gotta do dat too rich-c: or more to the point, on a second physical drive Judy S: Ryan lives here with us and Mandy went to a ball game last night Dale: I've been on vacation for the last week. Dale: Away from email. Guy B.: Well, guess you have some catching up to do. Where did you go? Pamela: that doesn't explain the 7:30 am part, though! Meeka: htats fine, just checking to see Dale: Jill and I went to San Francisco for a wedding and ... Judy S: I always watch Sherri's boys on Tuesday Dale: a chance to visit Yosemite National Park. Pamela: Well, that's different - different children Guy B.: Wow, how's Jill doing? Dale: Beautiful place Yosemite. Judy S: she works one day a week at the office Pamela: Isn't Frisco wonderful? rich-c: how did you get into Yosemite? I've heard it's impossible in summer, even on weekdays Judy S: how was the weather there? Dale: I went Sunday to Monday. It was busy, but not too bad. I stade at a hostel/lodge which I booked a week or so ahead of time. Dale: Even then there were lots of camp sites available in the park. BobSlopsema: how is mommy feeling lately??? Guy B.: Looks like you had a great time. Did you drive there? rich-c: from all I've heard, you wre bone lucky to get in Dale: Richard, it really wasn't excessively busy. The best time to go is May-June. The Yosemite Falls didn't have any water flowing over it since it is August now. rich-c: you mean they have a Level 1 drought there too? Dale: Jill is working along. She actually ended up walking a lot more then she thought she'd be able to. Pamela: Has her stomach finally settled down? Guy B.: Most of the U.S. was pretty hot the past few weeks, until that cold front came through and cooled things off. rich-c: good for her - and good for her health Guy B.: Glad to hear that Dale. rich-c: yes Guy, and you had real transit troubles the last couple of weeks too rich-c: what was the accident on the Purtple Line? Dale: No luck on her stomach. She was quite nausious at various times during the trip. rich-c: and didn't you have a big toxic truck spill on the freeway too, that closed it in rush hour? Dale: But she says that her ears are still popping from going up mountains and... Pamela: Poor Jillian Guy B.: Fortunately, I wasn't on that train that crashed into another and that happened on the morning rush. Yesterday, a freight train derailed on the Metra Electric and they had to use shuttle buses to get around the accident site. Dale: down into valleys. rich-c: sounds like she has a seriously messed up sinus or something, Dale Dale: We were over 6500 feet and down to sea level a couple of times over the course of our two very full days there. rich-c: ear popping on the plane I could see, but just over California terrain? Pamela: We had one of those a couple ofyears ago, Guy. It made quite a mess and a couple of people were killed Guy B.: The altitude will wreck havoc on the sinuses. It should clear within a week. BobSlopsema: IF she is lucky, or the head thing will go on until a freeze, that is what ahppens to me Guy B.: Although, no one was injured. That freight train knocked down the overhead wires and it took some people three hours to get to work or home. rich-c: I remain astonished at ear popping while driving - the altitude change is too slow
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changed username to Ron Pamela: Hi, Ron rich-c: and I;ve coasted nonstop at highway limit from over 12000 ft. to under 5200 Ron: hi! Guy B.: Hi Ron. Thought that be you. BobSlopsema: Ronald form the west!!!!!!! Meeka: Hi Ron rich-c: hello Ron Ron: indeed....large as life, twice as ugly Dale: Hi Ron.
(Guy B. laughs heartily) Ron: Hi dale Ian Primus: hello Ron Ron: HI IAN BobSlopsema: Ron, meant to ask you before. .....did the MI disk drive PJ brought up to 'cleveland work now???? did BobSlopsema: Howard get the touchj??? Ron: It would Bob if'n I had a power supply for it Ron: forgot to ask PJ if they'd brought the pwr supply with the drive BobSlopsema: oh Man......... rich-c: what's the obstacle to getting one, Ron? BobSlopsema: connection Ron: I don't know the pinouts for an IBM modification BobSlopsema: got a funny connection on it Ron: yeah, it's a 9 pin jobbie BobSlopsema: R Dale: I dropped my Disk drive off to be fixed at the same time... BobSlopsema: ichard can ;test one out Dale: and Howard discouraged me from including my power supply. Ron: I'm sure there must be a way Ron: probably with reason Dale Dale: I have the power supply, but I haven't manged to get back the drive yet. rich-c: well, all of us have MI drives and powersupplies, but we're not in Comox to test for you BobSlopsema: what a deal, you got the power and ron got the drive...... Ron: like supposing one were to use an ordinary IBM power supply and route the cable directly into the drive mechanism BobSlopsema: not i my friend BobSlopsema: got 160k's Dale: Ron is yours the card edge style... rich-c: what would the controller do for power? it won't run on prayer Dale: or the DB-9 style power connector? Ron: then I suppose the ADAM part of it would not get no power Ron: right Rich Dale: MI drives used one or the other. Ron: well, sooner or later I'll find one Ron: Haven't contacted either PJ or Howard yet, so haven't really tried rich-c: do you need teh specs? Dale: I have power supplies of both types. All I need to know is what type... Ron: yeah Rich, you got 'em? Dale: and I could do a little research for you. rich-c: see what I can do Ron: I mean, hey..... what can it take, a push pin or two? Dale: They sell new power supplies of the type that the MI drives use at my local electronoics component store. Pamela: Y'know, I'm starting to think we should start our own personal courier company Ron: true Pamela, you're very perceptive Pamela: For ferrying computers, parts and software from one end of the continent to the other BobSlopsema: :-) rich-c: the original MI power bricvk says Ault Inc, Made in Korea, 0.7A input (120/60) BobSlopsema: there goes that western terminology again Guy B.: Flat rate shipping. Pamela: no duty or taxes Ron: we'll take the lead for the rest of the nation and do everything in US dollars Ron: I mean this nation rich-c: just stuff it uner the seat... Pamela: yeah, but sooner or later customs would catch on Pamela: besides, monitors won't fit rich-c: true, but would they care? Ian Primus: why would customs care about computer equipment? Pamela: are you kidding? we're talking Canadian customs here Guy B.: Don't you know about the dogs? Ian Primus: silicon-sniffing dogs??? rich-c: yeah, you can't ship rabies across the border Dale: Checking my monitor on a flight to AdamCon in Salt Lake city was how the case got cracked. Ron: Canadian Customs will ask you about whatever you don't expect them to ask you about rich-c: no shots, no entry Ron: rotfl Guy B.: No, drug sniffing dogs. Pamela: to seek out old computers, old data drives, to boldly tax where noone has taxed before Ron: actually, I can't say anything bad about our boys. They always let me thru Dale: Ron what does the power connector on your disk drive look like? rich-c: it's easy dealing with Customs - just answer their questions Ron: and I've had some er..... non standard loads Dale: /i might be able to buy a replacement one. Pamela: really, Ron. : ) rich-c: lityerally and minimally - if the don't ask, don't tell Ron: Pam you shoulda seen my carload going to Seattle Pamela: I;m not sure I want to know, Ron Ian Primus: you should have seen my carload coming back from the computer recycling event :) Ron: no, you don't Meeka: that car full was very impressive Ron Pamela: I'd love to know how you explained it though rich-c: with that, any bureaucrat worth his perks should just look the other way and wave you through Ron: about like that Ian. You got the picture Dale: Last night, on my way into Canada I told Customs I had some souveners and a piece of rock. Ian Primus: I haver knew that it was possible to get over 30 computers in a toyota camry... Pamela: something about not seeing in the mirrors, Ian? Ron: Camry's are good and faithful vehicles Ian Pamela: Adn of course, they wanted to know about the rock, right? Dale: That asked more about the rock, so I showd them my 1/2 inch by 6 inch slice of... Judy S: just lost out on my auction in the last minute Ian Primus: yeah, I had to roll down the driver's side window to back out Dale: amythisist and quartz disc. Ron: aw....... bummer eh Judy? Pamela: what were you bidding on, Judy? Meeka: snowbabies Ron: this is not good Pamela: oh, they are so cute Dale: They admired it, I suggested that Canada was probably the original origin... Guy B.: A last minute bidder. Don't you hate that! Ron: I have never seen a snowbaby. Don't get out much Judy S: it really is no one was bidding until the last 2 minutes and I lost it by one dollar Dale: the customs agents said that that seemed to make sense since it was a sedimentary rock. Pamela: Yes you have Ron, you just don't know it rich-c: moral: always raise your bids by $1.01 Judy S: you can see them next year if you want to Ron: is my memory failing again? Judy S: I have a few BobSlopsema: yup Meeka: maybe Pamela: No, just your recognition Ron: (think Ronald, think) Pamela: Tours of chez Slopsema - $5.00 Meeka: I have quite the colection of cherrished teddies Ian Primus: I agree Ron - I love my car rich-c: go ahead - tell me a douanier would know what a sedimentary rock was Judy S: will just have to keep watching for it again, was a retired one Ron: I've never had one Ian, but everyone I know who has a Camry speaks highly of the experience Meeka: which one...name? Pamela: (smoke pours from Rons ears) Judy S: we did find several last week in Traverse City rich-c: is a snowbaby any relation of a beanie baby? Meeka: no. but we have those too Guy B.: Almost forgot Pam. My lock on my truck is jammed again and will have to be replaced. Just over 6 months old. Judy S: no it is a bisque white figurine Ron: I shall have to go to the internet and duly educamate myself Ian Primus: mine's a '90, and it has 115,000 miles on it or so Pamela: No, one is a statuette and the other is a stuffed toy Ron: in its prime Ian Judy S: with snow on them Pamela: Is that a result of the accident, Guy? rich-c: hell, Ian, when are you going to get it broken in? Guy B.: No, just the key refused to turn. Pamela: Try some WD 40 and your spare key Judy S: just don't start bidding against me rich-c: no response to WD40, Guy? Guy B.: Boy, I really had my share of problems on my car this year. Pamela: sometimes your key wears out to the point where it won't turn the lock Guy B.: Didn't try that yet. BobSlopsema: snowbabies originated in Pamela: Happened to Kimberly recently Ron: Seems to me that playing the bidding thing on e-Bay can be something of a bittersweet thing to do BobSlopsema: Germany about 1800 Meeka: no, I just thought that i would keep my eyes open, you never know.... rich-c: it's OK Guy, I'm off tomorrow for a bodywork estimate Ian Primus: I suspect my car will be with me for many years - those Japanese cars run forever rich-c: from where it got creased falling off the towtruck BobSlopsema: small white baby faced figures with bumpy snowsuits Guy B.: The lock is new. Pamela: Haven't gotten that done yet, Dad? BobSlopsema: all in various and asundry positions and doing winter things BobSlopsema: about 4" tall Ron: porcelain? Pamela: which car, Dad? rich-c: no, because I didn't get the starting jam sorted out till what- last Firday? Dale: Take the snow babies to the freeze/thaw chamber to rescue them. Thyen collect the crystals. And don't forget thhe white and purple keys. Judy S: yess Meeka: ha ha very goode Dale Dale: Oh wait are we playing AdamBomb 2? Judy S: did that but they don't go away rich-c: it was the van fell off teh towtruck Pamela: Okay Dad, start at the beginning. Which vehicle got creased on what towtruck? Ron: this story gets more interesting rich-c: see above Dale: Well, the babies all belong to a particular mother. Pamela: Why a towtruck and when? Ron: I'm getting confused.....real confused rich-c: because the Immobiliser wouldn't let it start Judy S: no, was talking about my collectio n of snowbabies Dale: Take them 3 at a time with boots or shield to find the proper match. Ron: what do babies have to do with a tow truck Meeka: yes they do, but do you know exactly which baby goes to which parent???? rich-c: so I had to have it moved to Rachel's driveway to get the Behemoth out of the garage Pamela: Okay, so recently. So why did it fall of the tow truck, and why arent' they paying for it? Pamela: stay with the program, Ron Ron: There goes your inheritance Pam rich-c: they are paying for it, I just don't have the estimate yet Ron: right Dale: Meeka, I did what I said. I tracked which babues the mother didn't want. Pamela: okay. What about the scratch have you had that fixed yet? rich-c: nope, couldn't get an estimate becuaswe the van wouldn't start Pamela: Ron, they're spending it anyway Meeka: okay. BobSlopsema: GUYS!!!!! these snowbabies are Dept 56, makers of those Dickens Village houses in the stores....... Pamela: the appraiser is supposed to come to you BobSlopsema: made in CHINA yesterday!!! Ron: ya I'd imagine rich-c: yes, but first I have to file an accident claim and I couldn't get to the reporting centre Pamela: for the scratch or the dent? Guy B.: Are they! I have some of those Dept. 56 Snow villages. Ron: Meeka, can you send me a pic of a snowbaby? Pamela: me too, Meeka Ron: enquiring minds want to know Meeka: well guys, Doug came out of his room and asked how everyone is doing. rich-c: the scratch, the towing company will pay for teh dent themselves Pamela: thought so. Ron: any better Doug, and I couldn't stand it Guy B.: Hi Doug Pamela: Hi, Doug, just great thanks rich-c: greetings Doug Ron: trying to put together $300. to pay Doug off Meeka: I guess he is done for the night cuz he has to be on the p&c plane at 6:15 in the morning tomorrow Pamela: So how did it fall off the tow truck? Ron: ain't easy this time of year Guy B.: Where is he heading off to? rich-c: guess teh driver didn't put it on right Pamela: and what did it land on? Pamela: (this is like pulling teeth!) Meeka: franklin IN. just for the day. he will be home for supper rich-c: basically, the road, and the lift assembly of the truck Ron: the ground came up and hit it BobSlopsema: what's youe emial Ron??? rich-c: it was the lift assembly that tore the metal Ron: email@example.com Ron: firstname.lastname@example.org Ron: take your pick Pamela: ouch! where on the van is the damage? rich-c: extereme left rear ionly - didn't even get the bumper or wheel BobSlopsema: gonna send ya'll a jpg of one Ronald!!!! BobSlopsema: @ mitch at home dot com Ron: you're a GOOD MAN Bob Slopsema! Pamela: same side as the scratch, then rich-c: yes Ron: no no..... Pamela: Your luck just isn't holding, is it? Ron: email@example.com rich-c: tell me about it! Ron: My name is Mitch, and I live on Cooke rich-c: and I'm still having starting problems, but at least now it does go eventually Pamela: So what was wrong with the disabler? Ron: it's disabled Ron: (shutup cookemitch) rich-c: how should I know? no way to tell Pamela: that's what it does, not what it is Pamela: smarta** Ron: :) Pamela: : )) Meeka: language Pam rich-c: and the company that made it went broke and fired evryone and closed down Pamela: that's why the stars, Meeka Meeka: ;-) Ron: sounds like a familiar story Pamela: so who fixed it? rich-c: yeah - wanna buy an Adam? Pamela: sorta Pamela: LOL Ron: exactly rich-c: a guy from Brantford who's in the business Ron: speeking of which Ron: did you all see my message to that lady in Edmonton? Pamela: what, buying Adams? Ron: was I anywhere close to the truth? rich-c: sawe it Pamela: yes - good answer Ron: ok rich-c: in that market, there is no truth Ron: spoken like a true capitalist rich-c: but I'd like to see anyone find a disc drive for that price! Ron: being optimistic Ron: Have bought used drives for that....give or take Pamela: half glass of water Ron? Ron: empty Pamela: pessimist Ron: :) rich-c: makes it hard for the vendor when she gets an offer at a ralistic price Ian Primus: speaking of drives - I should have a _working_ digital data drive soon Ron: well actually, according to the Meteorological service, if it's half or more full then it's full Judy S: a picture was sent to you so you will be educated on snowbabies Ron: tks Judy S. Ron: must go look rich-c: I'll sell you a drive for that money, Ron - if you think you can get it to work Judy S: wellcome Meeka: ok people, I am going to get going for the night. see you all next week (or maybe on Saturday) rich-c: look for you, Meeka - sleep tight Ron: In Ottawa for a while, they were a dime a dozen Judy S: bye for now, see you soon BobSlopsema: what are yo two talking about. what drive. what lady????? Ron: stay well Meeka BobSlopsema: missed those messages i guess Pamela: g'night, Meeka - good idea Guy B.: Bye Meeka
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Meeka left chat session rich-c: I've got a dime, you got a dozen? BobSlopsema: of what????? Pamela: Ron, did you notice she was from the provincial museum of Alberta? Ron: I have 4, some will work and some will not BobSlopsema: COLOUR me lost mon Ron: getting close here Bob Ron: Trouble with trying to operate two computers simultaneously Pamela: message from someone at the Provincial museum of Alberta, wanting to know the price of a 1983 Adam Ron: I only have a single channel mind rich-c: I have four or six, and maybe two work Pamela: Ron sent her a response rich-c: also have MI drives, but they're PRICEY Pamela: what's scary is that I think they're contemplating it for a display Ron: Wonder if she had one for sale or was doing background research for an acquisition Pamela: Hard to tell with the minimal info she sent Pamela: we should ask Dale: I'm going to duck out early. Still recovering from my trip. rich-c: I did Pamela: what, ask? Ron: later Dale....take care rich-c: yes, better get over that jet lag, Dale Dale: Bye all. Ron: right Pamela: Dale, you just got here! We miss you already BobSlopsema: be good Dale, say HI to JILL Judy S: bye Dale rich-c: It's hard coming east - ask Ron! Ron: my P200 seems to have forgotten where the Internet is Dale: I will Bob. Pamela: Pat Jill's tummy for us and say hi to her and the baby rich-c: and good words to Jill, Dale Ron: like it's owner, it's not playing with a full deck Dale: See you all next week. rich-c: hit it, Ron Pamela: can you say Alzheimers? Ron: tried that already Ron: it has no CMOS any more rich-c: use a bigger hammer Dale: poof Pamela: Where did Guy go?
Dale left chat session BobSlopsema: GOT A TV LIKE THAT....hit it!!!!! Ron: ok Ron: wham Pamela: anything? BobSlopsema: DARN chinese junk!!!!! rich-c: time to break out the pushpins Ron: well it would have been ok if they hadn't soldered the freeking CMOS to the freeking motherboard Judy S: do they really work on a computer? Pamela: Did I miss Guy departing? Ron: yes Judy, trust me rich-c: nothing works on a computer - it's a triumph of faith over reality BobSlopsema: BUT if you can find another clock chip like it desolder it and replace it Pamela: reality is what you make of it Ron: yeah, that's what Doug suggested. Ron: haven't gotten a roundtuit yet. Intend to Pamela: desolder - is that a word? Pamela: Sorry Ron, didn't get around tuit before the con Ron: desolder...... as in destroy rich-c: so get out the solding iron and desoldering wire, take five hours... Ian Primus: I hate the way some board manufacturers feel the need to solder in all the parts that can fail, when sockets are so cheap rich-c: they want to sell you a new one, Ian BobSlopsema: no lie Ian Ron: exactly Ian, but the kicker with this one is that the CMOS chip is inside a Real Time Clock Chip Ian Primus: I can get an IC out withuot trashing it, but it's easier if you cut all the pis off Ron: and there is no way to hook up a battery like there used to be rich-c: sheesh, I have some nut trying to break into my computer rich-c: four tries in the lasst ten minutes Ron: not only that, when I tell the system what's there (CMOS setup), it says yeah, I see all that, then persists in loading the defaults Ron: which means no secondary IDE...... Pamela: Explain to me why you're the only one they pick on, Dad Ron: bye to my 2nd hard drive rich-c: do you have Zone Alarm active, Pam?
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changed username to Guy B. rich-c: welcome back, Guy Guy B.: I'm back. Had to reboot the system. BobSlopsema: Guy, you get lost did ya? Ron: 200 mhz....that's right Ian, I'm not going to worry about it. Sooner or later I'll come across a newer one anyway Pamela: There's the man - I thought you'd left without saying g'bye, Guy rich-c: you just learning the joys of netzero? Guy B.: First the log stopped. Then the browser froze. Ron: and then...... and then........ and then...... Guy B.: I'm on Corecomm now and my 3200 whistle is blowing. rich-c: oh, that's the chat applet, then. Does it all the time rich-c: noticed you got dragged along when someone left Pamela: Judy, have you contemplated a logo for AC14 yet? BobSlopsema: thought you dumped Corecomm Guy
moved to room Meeting Place BobSlopsema: contmplated yers.........but secretly!!!!
changed username to james rich-c: good morning james BobSlopsema: Hiya James Pamela: And the Japanese contingent arrives - hi, James! james: morning Ron: James! Ian Primus: hello James Pamela: why secretly? james: i'd have been here sooner but i was up very late last night Pamela: ah, slept in did you? Judy S: because that is as far as we are BobSlopsema: because you will only get more axxious to attend if we keep it sevret for awhile Guy B.: I'm leaving at the end of the month. This will allow me to notify anyone of my new e-mail address and I still have the Coleco list under Corecomm until Dale changes my e-mail address. Guy B.: Hi James. james: hi guy Guy B.: How's everything in Japan? BobSlopsema: yes. kids!!!! m,y new email will bew firstname.lastname@example.org james: anyone here watch the moon occult jupiter last night? (this morning would be more accurate) Judy S: do you have a good idea Pamela: Just remember, any cross stitch items can be farmed out to me if necessary rich-c: not us, though Dr. D likely did BobSlopsema: ok, you arre IN!!!!!!! Pamela: Not yet, but I shall study the problem Guy B.: Mine for the list will be email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org Guy B.: The latter for everything else. BobSlopsema: send it to the list Guy, then I can write it down in the inner sanctum Pamela: Unfortunately, Russell was at work or he probably would have BobSlopsema: [where all my good stuff is Ron: been watching shooting stars here like crazy for past 3 nights... (Parseids meteor shower?) Ron: and I ain't even smoking anything Judy S: with Meeka that may not be necessary , but will keep that in mind rich-c: Perseids Ron: thanks Rich BobSlopsema: that' Pamela: yes, it's the right time for the perseids james: i wonder if rich would have seen it. BobSlopsema: thats good Ron Guy B.: Oh yes, it's that time of year for that. rich-c: in Nova Scotia, they got a real fireball - Russian rocket booster came down Pamela: Yes, miss superneedle will probably make me superflous Ron: that even made TV Rich Guy B.: I already sent Dale that. Now, just have to wait until he changes it. rich-c: yes, handy for them lots of people wre out looking and filming Judy S: Mandy saw some Saturday night Pamela: superflouos Ron: lying on my lawn chair out on the deck, wondering how many aliens are looking back laughing their fool heads off Pamela: superfluous Pamela: ya know what I mean rich-c: the Truth is Out There Judy S: Bob would agree with you Ron Ron: indeed....but what is the meaning of life? Pamela: actually though, Judy, I do have another idea, so let me know when the logo is ready Pamela: 64 Pamela: or is that 49 Judy S: he never could see anything, and thought we were nuts Ian Primus: 42 Pamela: you sure, Ian? james: 42 Ian Primus: definitely Judy S: will do!! Ron: 42... c'mon Pamela...geez Pamela: Okay, I bow to your superior knowledge Pamela: Hey, I've never read it! rich-c: Ford Prefect says so! Pamela: I just listen to Russell Ron: :) Ron: my first car was a 1949 Ford Defect Ron: they been making Defects ever since Pamela: oh, so that's what the D stood for - okay, what about the L and the T? rich-c: how did you handle all that massive power? Ron: it wasn't easy, I tell ya Pamela: altho I shouldn't complain, my car has been very good to me rich-c: I drove one once and it didn't even fall over - much to my surprise Ron: Had a Prefect, and an Anglia rich-c: it sure felt like it wanted to Ron: 1961 Anglia, the one with the slice-back rear window rich-c: the little backslant-window Angular? BobSlopsema: you had an Anglia????? BobSlopsema: cute little bugger!!!!! Ron: yup rich-c: that was a neat little machine Ron: it was indeed Pamela: ask Dad about his Zodiac Guy B.: Well gang, I'm going to go. Won't be able to make it Saturday. I'm going in to work for five hours. After all, I got a rather large paycheck this week. See you all next week. Pamela: now that was cute Ron: especially with a home made roof rack that was about the same size as the car BobSlopsema: be good Guy rich-c: see you next Wednesday, Guy Ron: niters Guy Pamela: go straight home, to quote Ron Pamela: G'nite Ron: no stopping at the bar getting drunk Guy B.: Work on AdamCalc. Judy S: Bye Guy talk to you next week Guy B.: And I got a dog to take care of too. james: i will have to go too. sorry all, see you next week with any luck. Guy B.: Bye all.
Guy B. left chat session Ron: Take care Jame Ian Primus: bye guy Pamela: James, you gotta start getting up earlier Ron: ss Pamela: see you soon! rich-c: Nite james - till Sat or next weeek james: well, i was watching jupiter slip behind the moon last night and then come back out so i was up until 4:30 Pamela: who are you hissing at Ron? james: rich, glad you finally made it back on Ron: didn't add an s to Jame name Pamela: Okay, we forgive you this time Pamela: ah rich-c: yes, our ISP sorted out the problem Pamela: was terrible, Itell you, terrible Pamela: I felt so - disconnected james: see you all later :) james: *poof* Ron: I know that feeling Pamela: James, before you go Pamela: How's Miyuki? james: doing well. we saw the ultrasound last week. Pamela: and? was it positive? james: oh yes, we saw the heart beating. Pamela: YAHOO! Ian Primus: well, I have to go. See you all next wednesday Pamela: Congratulations! Ron: hey! rich-c: night now, Ian - see you next chat Ian Primus: congrats Ron: see ya there Ian Judy S: Bye Ian Ron: James.... contragulations! james: thanks :) Pamela: G'nite Ian, see you next week BobSlopsema: ye IAN BobSlopsema: BYE iAN rich-c: I'm waiting to try a Japanese cigar! james: bye all! *poof* Ian Primus: *fft* Pamela: James, we're all so pleased for you. Hugst to both of you
Ian Primus left chat session james: thanks pam Pamela: your welcome. Good nite Ron: Now I see the snowbaby BobSlopsema: Cool James almost missed it!!!!! BobSlopsema: congrats!!!! james: nite :) i'll try to be on earlier next time BobSlopsema: NOW ya gotta take good care of mommy!!!!!
james left chat session Judy S: that is the one that got away Ron: I see why you're disappointed Ron: I would be too Ron: are they ever neat! Judy S: yes, but there are more out there Pamela: Bob, will you send one to me too? email@example.com Ron: the search continues BobSlopsema: better in person, BUT a complete WASTE of money spent on frivoulous things........ rich-c: and sooner or later, most will turn up on eBay Ron: So how much would one of those go for? Ron: Yeah Bob, like I BobSlopsema: that one went for $30US........sold for about 40US Ron: have never bought a frivolous thing in my life eh? rich-c: only serious stuff, like computers, right? Ron: right Pamela: that's serious alright Ron: Actually I'd have put them over $100. Ron: US, Canadian, whatever BobSlopsema: NO!!!!! help!!!!! Ron: so intricate Ron: but then I always buy high and sell low BobSlopsema: actually, we are disappointed in ya'll..........did ya notice me and the bride are both on?????? Judy S: has been taken care of ,Pam Pamela: thanks - checking now rich-c: long ago, Bob rich-c: assume you're breaking in a nw router BobSlopsema: 'tis me b-day present, 3 ethernet cards ofr the laptops and a program to make them talk onthe phone line together.... Ron: yes Bob, meant to comment on that..... you mean you're not fightin' over the same computer? BobSlopsema: nope! Pamela: neat trick! Ron: cool Judy S: I would loose you n BobSlopsema: course, Judy is very trying,,,,,being computer "slow" and all Judy S: know Judy S: thanks alot Ron: Oh I don't know Judy, but let's not go there rich-c: Pam, why don't you have Zone Alarm running? Judy S: I am not to computer with it BobSlopsema: retypes a LOT of sentences, she do Ron: more or less like the rest of us Pamela: That's really cute - just came through. I ahve seen them before adn will keep an eye out in the future Pamela: I don't know Dad BobSlopsema: AND some unintelligable ones too Ron: Isn't that something Pam? BobSlopsema: see, Pam,,,,,once you know.........you WILL see them rich-c: the net is full of pokes, likely from computers with a virus problem Pamela: Yes, it certainly is. It's darling BobSlopsema: that one is a bigger one, most are single figures of the little tykes holding stars, snowballs, etc Judy S: they get the best of you, started with a friend giving me one now I can't count how many I have rich-c: if you don't need trouble, you do need Zone Alarm BobSlopsema: TOO MANY!!!!!!! Pamela: that's your opinion, Bob Ron: now now.... Ron: don't know as I'd swap a computer for one but..... Ron: tempting would it be Pamela: See Ron, if women didin't collec this stuff, you all would be decorating with dead animals Judy S: the trouble is where to put all of them BobSlopsema: "keepin me broke is what keeps me so humble"......that's what she tells me.... Ron: is dusting an issue? Judy S: dead animals? rich-c: put them on the tops of the computers Pamela: moose heads, stuffed fish Ron: now there! BobSlopsema: \moose, meese, deer, dogs...... BobSlopsema: frogs, polywogs Judy S: that might work, but he might break them Ron: Mom used to collect the Hummel dolls from Germany Pamela: can one stuff a polywog? Ron: There's still a few on the fireplace mantle upstairs BobSlopsema: ya....dem's EXpensive BobSlopsema: still got them????? Pamela: My mother in law collects Hummels Ron: some of 'em Judy S: doesn't she have them anyme Judy S: ore Ron: they were very inexpensive at the Base PX in France circa 1959 Pamela: My mom collects owls. Like you, Judy, she got started when a friend gave her one Ron: people were buying them like crazy BobSlopsema: well good, then she di NOT spend money frivolously Judy S: not anymore, they are very expensive now Ron: I'd imagine Pamela: and scarce Ron: Now you see, this is one item that would be totally missing from a bachelor's apartment BobSlopsema: nope, still making Hummels Judy S: we see a lot of them just can't buy any, due to the price3 Pamela: yes, but not reissuing the originals BobSlopsema: true Pam. BUT it is keeping the pricing UP on even the new ones rich-c: only the old ones are worth money Pamela: They're like Royal doulton figurines - beautiful, but out of the reach of most people Judy S: not true Ron: as I recall, there were various sizes too BobSlopsema: heck, they are all around $200-259US Pamela: $300-$350 CDN rich-c: re-dickle-dockle Ron: yup..... Judy S: about the same size as the snowbabies Ron: must show Mother this pic and see if she's ever heard of them.....imagine she has BobSlopsema: I'm sure she would recognize the style Ron Pamela: I have a collection of knicknacks that haven't seen the light of day since 1997 - need a place to put them rich-c: me, I prefer Matchbox cars... BobSlopsema: even the old German ones looked like these guys Ron: they do indeed Judy S: what kind of knicknacks? BobSlopsema: that's just because they had lots of race cars and they are small rich Pamela: all sorts of things that I have received over the years - Sandicast animals, Limoge boxes, you name it Judy S: I collect to many things that s what got us into selling antiques Ron: must be interesting BobSlopsema: WHOA!!!! a true collector here...... Pamela: i have a couple of Precious moments too BobSlopsema: see?????? Pamela: It's been so long I've forgotten what all I have Judy S: It is it just doesn't make enoough money to make it worthwhile BobSlopsema: THROW out that Russell's junk and get yours unpacked! Pamela: Truer words were never spoken, Bob Ron: Mom and Brother David say Hi Ron: Mom says she's never seen these before rich-c: hello to your Mum and brother, Ron Pamela: I;m still trying to get him to throw out his old National Geographics that he hasn't looked at in 14 years BobSlopsema: HI MOM & DAVID!!!!!!!!! Pamela: Hi to both, Ron BobSlopsema: oh shees Pam Ron: hi back Judy S: there are bunnies also, but I ddon't collect them Pamela: that's the tip of the iceberg, believe me BobSlopsema: saavin that old jusnk??? ;-) rich-c: Pam, remember my old letter opener - the nail? Pamela: especially since I got him the CD ROM NG set for Christmas - all 100 odd years on disk Judy S: shelves that is the answer to putting them out Pamela: vaguely, Dad BobSlopsema: did you tell mum that we are acomin' 2 years from now???? rich-c: do you want it or should I give it away? Pamela: Shelves are what I lack,Judy Ron: yes, she said... about time they came west!! :)\ Pamela: Um, can I see it again before I decide? BobSlopsema: well we were there 2 years ago! just didn';t make it that far up Judy S: that is not good we have them everywhere Ron: yeah I pointed that out rich-c: of course, just come for teh tomatoes soon, and remember Ron: and also that there are more living east than west Pamela: sure, easy for you to say Ron: actually right this week would have perfect for a 'con here Pamela: Ron, tell your Mom that we expect her to make an appearance at 15 rich-c: your memory doesn't have to work as hard as mine - less stuffed into it already Ron: West coast at it's best Judy S: ;yes, I married a carpenter BobSlopsema: yes, but we LIKE an island!!!! Pamela: She is a legendary figure by now Ron: she will Pamela: Sorry Judy, I meant that comment for Dad Pamela: I do have shelves and display boxes, just haven't gotten them out ye Pamela: t Ron: We had an event here last weekend called the "Build Bail and Sail" BobSlopsema: wellGET CRACKIN' Pamela: First I have to take a front end loader to this place Ron: local buliding supply centre puts up $70. 70 for each team of two that wants to build a boat Ron: from that they have to build something that will stay aloat long enough to go around a little sailing course in the Ron: inner harbour Pamela: bailing all the way, right? Ron: yeah, it's a hoot rich-c: do they use sails or paddles? Ron: we even had a boat named the "Estrogen III" rich-c: and can they add their own materials? Ron: ladies won hands down Judy S: we had tall ships arround here but we didn't get to see them Pamela: but of course! Ron: no.... they must operate within the $70. 70 Ron: materials are delivered to the dock at 9 am the day of the race, and construction begins Ron: race is at 1 pm rich-c: lesseee- styrofoam blocks, glue, some wood for thwarts... Ron: yup Ron: you got it Ron: PVC pipe Pamela: I have been watching a progam on Life network called Tall Ship - it's the story of 45 people sailing around the world on a three masted brigantine out of Nova Scotia rich-c: for drainage? BobSlopsema: they "give" each team the same materials??? or the team just has to keep the list under $70?? Ron: One entrant this year builds boats for a living, but commented he wasn't used to building anything for less than $100 grand rich-c: folks have been doing that for hundreds of years Ron: Well, they can have varied materials, as long as the cost doesn't exceed the max Judy S: havent seen that program Pamela: I think it's actually Canadian. So far, it's been quite interesting Pamela: It addresses some interesting issues, such as coping with the lack of privacy, and getting along with 40 strangers Judy S: we went but couldn't find where the ship was. Can you believe that? Pamela: They must have hid it very well Judy S: you should have been able to see them the area isn't that big rich-c: and hiding a tall ship ain't easy rich-c: especially if they have the sails out Ron: ya'd have to have a tall place Pamela: something about 7 story tall masts Judy S: that is what we thought Pamela: did anyone check for the magician? Judy S: the;y showed them on TV so I know they; were there rich-c: it's all a fake - like the moon landings Pamela: after all, if one can make the Statue of Liberty disappear, a ship must be child's play BobSlopsema: well, "tall ships" is a relevant term.....these are NO something you really want to cros the ocean in Ron: But they used to Judy S: we were early but one had come in when we were there BobSlopsema: darn fools all rich-c: oh, folks have crossed the ocean in a rowboat - a tall ship is nothing Pamela: no interest in a life at sea, Bob? BobSlopsema: on a cruise ship????? you bet!!!! BobSlopsema: not6 a dingy rich-c: those sails could generate the equivalent of 50,000 horsepower in a Cape Horn gale Judy S: we woulld love to cruise all the time Ron: the sea can be a mean and enchanting place BobSlopsema: but who wants to be abouard in a agale Ron: been there, done that Ron: got sick BobSlopsema: motor ship....the only wayt o go...... rich-c: it wasn't that long ago when if you went anywhere much you went by tall ship Pamela: I hear they're building a boat on which you can purchase a home, and live on it 24/7 and sail around the world Pamela: pardon me, a ship rich-c: and as you remarked, tall is a relative term Judy S: there are pill for that ask Bob rich-c: ever seen the Mayflower replica? BobSlopsema: "sheeeep" Ron: there are those here of warped twist of mind who will not set foot on a vessel with a motor BobSlopsema: BS, you took the ferry Ron: not I, but some of my friends Judy S: we like BIG ships BobSlopsema: ok Ron: I must have a motor. There can be sails, but there must also be a motor Pamela: you know, the ones with a poop deck BobSlopsema: hey gang, we got to be heading for bed..........."on the poop deck"...... rich-c: yes, and ask them - if God had meant us to have fibreglas boats, He'd have planted fibreglas trees BobSlopsema: :-) Ron: yeah, should rejoin the family upstairs. David is heading back for Calgary tomorrow BobSlopsema: and metal trees for making studs rich-c: getting on to that time, isn't it? Judy S: bye all talk at you next weeek Ron: good to have both Slopsema's here....... and the other Slopsema's rich-c: night Judy, see you then Pamela: good nite Judy, g'nite Bob - it is that time BobSlopsema: see ya'll next Wed, gonna be At Sea in Lake Michigan on Sat rich-c: nite Bob Ron: be well all BobSlopsema: say HI to Frances, mum and David, and Russell !!!!!!
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