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changed username to Dale Dale: Hi ho. Dale: How are you today? rich-c: hey, you killed Free Cell for me - that's new
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changed username to George rich-c: hello George - wet in Philly? George: dry now rich-c: we had a fairly healthy snowfall, but our solar snow removal worked fine today Dale: Hi George. George: Hi Dale
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changed username to BobS rich-c: hi Bob BobS: HOWDY ya'll Dale: Hi ya Bob. rich-c: looks like the gang's getting in on time today BobS: good to see you Dalke......and Jill and Jeffery????? Dale: Jeffery went to bed. Jill is here somewhere. BobS: good boy that Jeffery George: what happened last week? i got bumped and couldn't get back in Dale: I got home from work on time for the chat for a change. rich-c: did you get teh email from Bob telling you about teh backup site? BobS: well George, did yo read the message i sent ya on the ALTERNATCHAT SITE Dale: There was a service interruption at about 10pm for a good 15 or 20 minutes. rich-c: oh, was your ISP acting up, Dale? George: i didn't see anything Dale: It was my ISP's feed that went down temporarily. rich-c: gotta pay more attention to your email, George Dale: I couldn't get any traffic out. rich-c: oh, problems on the ba ckbone, then? Dale: I think so. I should have posted once it was back up (I have a service that monitors it now, so I can keep up to date). rich-c: George, do you have any filters active on your AOL account? Dale: I may have had problems on the weekend that slipped by. Sorry about that. George: not now rich-c: well, now that Dr. D. has set up the backup site, except for George we all shifted OK George: i just reformatted my hd Dale: My monitoring service emails my cell phone when there is a problem. BobS: GEORGE, copy, bookmark, or what ever this page........ http://coleco.cwru.edu/chat/chat.html BobS: that's where we went ot last week when this one dies BobS: AND we MISSSED ya gewtting there!!!!!! rich-c: the AOL filters have a bad reputation for filtering out very important messages because the sender used some forbidden word or phrase rich-c: yes, Dale, in your business you are very dependent on reliable internet connections rich-c: and George, if you're going to keep reformatting your drives, then save your bookmark file weekly BobS: in ANY business today, IF they use the internet, it has to be working
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changed username to Pamela rich-c: welcome daughter Pamela: Hi BobS: PAMELA !!!!!!! welcome me lady Pamela: Hey Dale, long time no see Pamela: How are you, how's the baby, how's Jillian (not necessarily in that order)? Pamela: George, how are you doing today? Pamela: Thanks, Bob George: my computer went crazy after visiting the wwf.com site Pamela: I hate to tell you this, George but it's all fake rich-c: why? didn't you have your firewall up? George: HI Pamela i'm good Dale: Hey Pamela. Dale: Jeffrey is sleeping soundly. Jill is doing okay, just rying to catch up on things during the respite. rich-c: of course wwf is fake - but folks apparently sure find it entertaining Pamela: No comment Dale: What an attention suck Jeff is. :-) rich-c: look how much money that show brought into Toronto last week Pamela: It's his job, Dale George: idon't know how to make firewall work correctly Pamela: something like $6.1 million, I believe rich-c: which firewall are you using, George? George: i had mc afee rich-c: my suggestion to you would be dont reinstall it, get Zone Alarm instead George: my fingers are messing up again rich-c: Zone Alarm is free from Zonelabs.com George: i had trouble running it Pamela: Dad, can you pass a question to Mom? I need to know how long it will take to thaw a 1.4kg boneless roast beef in the fridge Dale: Zone Alarm is great from what I've seen. Dale: (and read) rich-c: they also have a Pro edition you don't need but has some real nuisance suppression if you want to pay for it George: it would even let me in to www.aol.com rich-c: I have used Zone Alarm for years now and am very happy with it rich-c: I have recommended it to many in this group who now swear by it rich-c: Pam, answer in a minute Pamela: tks Pamela: FYI, that's 3.08 pds George: i saw adsubtract and zone alarm together are they from the same company? BobS: well a few days ought to take care of thaw time rich-c: your mother says she doesn't know but 24 hours is a plausible guess, she figures Pamela: well that's crystal Pamela: tell her thank you Pamela: please BobS: a GUESS??????? rich-c: George, there are features in ZA Pro that aren't in the freebie - AdAubtract might be one of them Pamela: George, why were you on the WWF site anyway? rich-c: I know the Pro edition just out has a pop-up suppressor among many other things George: to follow the draft BobS: had to find out all about the REAL fakers of the bunch rich-c: the WWF has a draft? George: wwf is split in two Pamela: they're not all fakers? Dale: Bob, what format of sessions are you doing for AdamCon? BobS: don't rightly know, any suggestions????? Dale: Have you thought about what sorts of sessions to do? BobS: am PLANNING on you to continue the session syou started Pamela: beginners? George: it is fake "sports entertainment" rich-c: Guy has promised to help me install AdamEm on my laptop BobS: gonna have at least one on the MultiMedia Utils BobS: ADAMEN one is good BobS: and you proobably need 2 or 3 slots George: more like a serial BobS: and maybe a game session follow up to adam bomb2 rich-c: watch out - saw Frances playing Addictus a fewe days ago BobS: starting to get looking good, eh????? Pamela: I thought that was Meeka's bailiwick? BobS: yup!!! I am NOT doing it BobS: Oh, oh Rich gotta revive the ADDICTUS challenge??????? Pamela: Just for a change, maybe we'll teach you guys to cross stitch George: do the archive chats go past October? BobS: naw Pamela: Scared? rich-c: I think Frances terrified all comers so badly last time you could never run one again BobS: b ut...............then again rich-c: Dale, may we nag you to update the mailing list? Some folks ar complaining they can't get added Pamela: How about knitting? Then we could have everyone make their own afghan BobS: still here Dale??????? or scared ya off by begging for sessions????? Dale: Rich, I'll look it over. I'm incredably behind on email lately. rich-c: in fact, Dale, I don't think you've put George on the list yet BobS: got one to raffle off already, Pamela,.........Jean Stone sent one here.......AND you are gonna LUV it!!!!!!! BobS: \SAVE your pennies for tickets girl!!!!!!! Pamela: Actually we have two - my mother in law contributed one as well Dale: I forget what I promised to talk about at AdamCon. George: GWahl53937aol.com Dale: Maybe it was a tutorial on using Eagle CAD/CAM software. rich-c: Dale, did you get George's address there? BobS: nuthin yet, but we have to continue with the deal on game programming and the session last year on hardware Dale: The archives go up to now, but I've been behind on updating them since my product launch in October. rich-c: watch out. Bob, I just finished refurbishing one Adam for shipment tomorrow and there's another on the way George: thats GWahl53937@aol.com rich-c: in fact if sales continue at the current rate, they'll pay my convention costs rich-c: and Pamela will only inherit HALF a basement full of ADams Dale: This is the first week in many that I've been in enough of a groove to do anything on the site. Maybe tonight I'll update them Pamela: sounds good to me! BobS: GREAT!!!!!!! new sales or sales to old ADAMITES????? rich-c: the one going out tomorrow is in deepest rural Pennsylvania rich-c: he isn't on the net or anything and ordered ten printer ribbons too George: my ADAM printer got smashed
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changed username to Judy rich-c: hi Judy Pamela: would that have been during the great girlfriend revolt, George? Pamela: Hi Judy rich-c: George, you can't break an Adam prointer - they go on forever George: HI Judy Judy: hi, Rich and Pam Judy: and George Dale: You have been subscribed. Judy: Pam you are early rich-c: the incoming order is a former user (1989) who wants to get back to the machine Pamela: I know - I found some will power and turned off West Wing BobS: good GIRL Judy: tape it George: it is well broken the power supply still works
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changed username to Guy B. Pamela: I am. Plus, I want to get to bed early so I figured if I came on early I could go to bed at a reasonable hour rich-c: hello Guy Pamela: Hi, Guy BobS: HI Guy Judy: not Pamela: Nope - new episode tonite George: Hi Guy Guy B.: Greetings everyone. This will be the last time on the P133. I will be back on the Athlon next time. Judy: Hi, Guy rich-c: now we just need Ron, James and Dr. D and the gang's all here Judy: Meeka will be on pretty soon rich-c: did you find out what the grief was with the PS2 outlet, Guy? Dale: Hello Guy. Judy: I just talked to her on the other computer, she wanted to get on the laptop George: is anyone using the new DDR RAM rich-c: yes, I have it - 256 MB George: how easy is it to install? Guy B.: Dale, I will be submitting an e-mail address change shortly. Yahoo decided that they will now charge you if you want to use your POP access to dump your e-mail to your own e-mail program. Dale: It's only good for P4s. rich-c: you'll have to ask the tech - remember I was having a complete computer assembled Dale: Okay Guy. George: i may upgrade to a P4 machine rich-c: anyway, you need a 266mhz FSB to use it, so it's off limits for your machines Guy B.: The Athlon XP can use the new DDR memory as well. Pamela: Okay guys, question for you. Current system: 64 meg RAM, AMD K6-2 450 mghz chip, 10 gig hard drive, 16 bit sound, 4 meg graphics. Upgrade or new system? rich-c: and the Athlon doesn't have the hidden serial number rich-c: it all depends what you want to do, Pam Dale: BRB rich-c: if you must have the latest zowie graphics for Russell, new system and he can buy it rich-c: for anything you're likely to do what you have is overkill already Guy B.: Why not upgrade. Memory is cheap now. You can add a 128mb module and you should notice a dramatic increase in speed. George: athlons seem to run too hot. my warning alarm is always going off rich-c: when did you get an Athlon, George? Guy B.: I have a fantastic article in my paper that poses that same question. I'll cut it out and run it through my scanner and post it up for everyone. BobS: well gosh darn, you mean people use things faster than my 486 33mhz ???????? Pamela: Graphics are part of it but so are some of the larger applications that I send from work Guy B.: Yes sir! rich-c: oh yeah, some of us are showoffs, Bob George: no just a k6-2 my friends have athlons BobS: I guess!!!!! rich-c: I've never pretended I could rationally justify my computer Pamela: Things like spreadsheets and word pro documents George: thats why i want to go with a P4 Guy B.: We may have faster computers that your Bob. But, I'm surprised you still haven't joined the rest of us. rich-c: data a simpler memory and hard disc upgrade is ample Pamela: that made no sense Dad Guy B.: Pam, you can add more memory and a bigger hard drive. rich-c: well, with word processing you don't use much memory or processing power George: it seems i'm always running the latest thing and i need to forever upgrade Pamela: dont' really need more storage - we've had this beast since '99 and still haven't used half the memory rich-c: with spreadsheets you do need a lot of data space rich-c: hence the hard disc and memory expansion suggestion Pamela: brb BobS: what I got Guy, works.....SO.......... Guy B.: If games your thing. Some newer ones need at least a 266mhz just to run and at least 64mb or better. Just for it to run decently. rich-c: George, in computers yiu can never buy the latest thing - they're just packing it for shipment now rich-c: if it's actually in the store, it's obsolescent rich-c: ifthe price has gone down, it's obsolete rich-c: even this computer I bought in December is getting outdated Guy B.: Bob, if it works for you then, I have no objection. Just don't cuss it out on us. Pamela: Just checked - 7.48 gig free space Pamela: Hang on folks, gotta go kiss my hubby goodbye Guy B.: Tell Russell, we all said Hi. BobS: no, Guy NEVER complain about it here......actually, i like using the Compaq laptop 33 w/ 9600 baud modem.......gives me a kick out of the net BobS: to use it Pamela: I did Guy BobS: yea, give russell a KISS for us too!!!!!! Pamela: Did that too George: doesn't it just make you sick to see the newest computers go old in two months Guy B.: You did complain about one computer. Which one was it? rich-c: the upside, George, is that computer capabilities are expanding every day Guy B.: It drives us nuts all the time. But, who cares. If it works and runs just fine as it is. Then I'm happy. BobS: HP 133......tha one is a little scrwed up.........mouse won't work, swappable cdrom wouldn't work BobS: gave it to my daughter to use!!!! rich-c: and the prices always stay the same, you just get more for them each time Guy B.: I knew it had to be the one you were cussing out at the convention last year. Pamela: Well, to quote Dr. D, IF GRAPHICS = SLOW, THEN COMPUTER = UPGRADE ELSE PLAYING = SEVERE CRASH George: but no trade in value rich-c: it's a tad more complicated than that, Pamela rich-c: you have to realize that games are a special case Pamela: okay next question - cheaper to upgrade or get new? rich-c: other graphics do adapt to the resources available Guy B.: I'm thinking of upgrading the BIOS on my P133. The advantage would be it will work with the big hard drives out there. rich-c: but game writers are obsessed with pushing the latest hardware tov its ultimate limits Guy B.: Pam, what do you have now? George: i've had enough with trainsimulator
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changed username to BAIR Guy B.: It's the Bair. rich-c: the Bair has left his lair! Judy: hi, Bob Pamela: AMD K6-2 450 Mghz, 10 gig HD, 64 meg RAM, 16 bit sound, 4 meg video card BAIR: hi every one rich-c: Pam, if you want a dedicated game computer, buy a new one Pamela: Hi, Bair Guy B.: Hey Bob B, glad you dropped in tonight. How's Virginia? rich-c: if you want a computer for your needs, you have it already BobS: Hey Bob!!!!! Pamela: Problem is it won' BAIR: she feeling better Pamela: t run the games that say they are made for systems like ours Guy B.: What happened to her? rich-c: well, is your system minimum to the game requirements or at the (recommended) level? BAIR: We thought at one time she had a heart attack Guy B.: Whoa, what was it then? Pamela: personal opinion - faster processor, more graphics capability, more RAM Pamela: recommended rich-c: we need to talk, Pam George: the simulators are the ones that need the highend graphic cards BAIR: after lots of test too many hours Pamela: agree, or disagree Dad? rich-c: as I say, too many confounding factors - we need to talk at length Pamela: and when are we going to find time to do that? Guy B.: I agree with your dad Pam. You need to find out which would be better for you. rich-c: do you want to pay $350 for a graphics card then build a computer around it, or not? BobS: time IS OF the essence........ George: i have 32 mb of video Pamela: would a 16 meg graphics card really be that much, just as an example? George: nvidia riva tnt2 rich-c: current game cards are 128 mb. My video is 32 mb and I don't use a fraction of it Guy B.: I have an 8mb in my Athlon and it runs great. The P133 has 2mb and it's decent. It would better with more system memory. Pamela: that's why I said those three factors earlier BAIR: do you need any money yet Guy B.: You're planning to come to AC14 this year? BobS: nope got it covered Bob BAIR: ok BobS: I told the Bair he and Virginia HAVE to come!!!!!!! Guy B.: We miss them! Pamela: there you go Bair - you have your orders Judy: yes, and Bob is bigger than you are BAIR: We have to see how virginia and afew others things go Pamela: Bob, have you heard anything from Murray about this year's convention? BobS: haven't heard amythintg from him Guy B.: Bob B, tell her that I hope she's doing better. Pamela: Will he just turn up like he did last year? BAIR: i will BobS: but i do believe his ear is to the web......he know shere my wewbsite is and keeps up I think Pamela: Oh good BobS: well, I HOPE he makes a reservation and some cash down so we can hold him a room!!!!!! rich-c: when do you need the payment, Bob? BobS: by BobS: uly 1st BobS: JULY Judy: they will hold the rooms until then BobS: got to give hotel a count right after the first rich-c: phrase that as mid-June mailing, given the way our post office carries on BobS: probably Pamela: only cheque or money order? rich-c: with our dollar the way it is I want to hold off as long as reasonable BobS: well.......cash is OK but risky BobS: what's the ratio right now Richard rich-c: a little too risky these days, I'd say Pamela: I wouldn't send cash through the mail Judy: good check or money order is good Pamela: I don't send bad ones Judy BobS: don't want ANy bum checks!!!!! rich-c: one Yankee buck costs us over $1.60 Canadian Pamela: Rubber is bad for my bank balance BobS: not coming up at all then eh? rich-c: a $300 registration is $480 Canadian BAIR: they only bounce 4 feet Judy: we have that at auctions we go to, like someone will tell you it is bad Pamela: yeah, but they cost $20 or so extra when they do rich-c: no, the damn Yankees have violated the Free Trade Agreement and it's hurt our exports bad George: those fees leave me out Pamela: Actually that's not bad, George. Four nights hotel and eight meals plus banquet BobS: us yanks a re a NICE lot!!!!! rich-c: it's very good value for the money, George, but that's no help if you don't have it rich-c: four nights of motel plus most meals and facilities have a certain cost BAIR: thats right Pamela: But Dad is right George: for me thats a fortune Pamela: what happened to Guy? BAIR: we have to put new flooring down BobS: well, it don't come easy for us either George, but the ADAM family DEMANDS it
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changed username to Meeka BobS: calculated Meeka: Hello all Pamela: Hi, Meeka rich-c: hi Meeka Judy: hi, Meeka BobS: BOUT TIME MEEKA Meeka: ya ya I was busy Judy: sure took you a while to go from one computer to the other rich-c: yes, for Pam and Russell it's a kilobuck Canadian, plus gas and any side goodies Pamela: It'll get done, one way or the other. At least we have our vacations booked George: gas is going to go sky high this year Meeka: Well, I was doing a few other things in there too Judy: good, glad to hear that BAIR: well 3 am is very earliy but aleast wanted to say hi to every one rich-c: yes, and my truck gets appalling gas mileage rich-c: the one upside is that on the highway on cruise control, it's quite economical
moved to room Meeting Place BobS: swell Bob. GLAD you came by to see us and SAY HI....... Judy: I did get that one cross stitch framed, looks good, Meeka Pamela: nice to see you Bair
changed username to Guy B. rich-c: glad to have you here, Bob, come back soon BobS: say HI to 'ginia rich-c: welcome back, Guy Guy B.: Ok, I'm back. Netscape crashed on me. BobS: welcome BACK Guy BAIR: may be next week i can stay longer bye Guy B.: Bye Bob B. Pamela: It'll get worse if you put the V8 in there Dad BobS: gotta quit using those freebie programs...........
BAIR left chat session Judy: bye bob glad you came rich-c: not necessarily, Pam'it's governed as much by weight and frontal area as anything else Pamela: I still can't believe I made it all the way to Cleveland on one tank Meeka: Cool. Now you just need to get it on the wall Guy B.: I couldn't on my car, but I should to Kentwood. Judy: maybe in the next day or two rich-c: I might make Kentwood on one tank too - it holds 102 litres rich-c: divide that by 3.8 for US gallons BobS: ya you should make it Rich Pamela: I probably won't make it this time - especially if we stop in Windsor for the night Pamela: especially with my 65L tank rich-c: well, if you go via Windsor you're going a much longer way around BobS: well, not IF you procrsatinate ont he way! Pamela: Ya, but it keeps the natives happy Judy: t;hat is ok we have gas stations in michigan
(BobS laughs heartily)
(Guy B. winks) rich-c: yes, and even with the dollar exchange, your gas is cheaper BobS: BUT our stations only have gallons on the pump.......... Pamela: that's okay Pamela: I can do the math Pamela: now that I have the tools rich-c: not real gallons, though, just those funny American ones rich-c: real gallons are 4.5 litres, not 3.8 Judy: good for you I don't have a clue about that kind of neasure Pamela: any way you slice it, it's cheaper in the US Judy: measuring BobS: no, thm's IMPERIAL gallons, not real US gallons George: we get the short end of the stick rich-c: the funny part of it is, the US has been legally on the metric system for over a century Pamela: Lets see: 64.5 cents per litre, times 3.8 L to a gallon equals . . . Pamela: 2.45 per gallon Pamela: Ouch George: that new math scares me rich-c: Americans buy cars and drugs and alcohol and cameras and films (etc., etc.) in metric and think nothing of it Pamela: gotta think outside the box, George rich-c: that ain't new math, George, that's simple old arithmetic George: its more comfortable in the box rich-c: even us old geezers can understand it Pamela: Actually, I'm glad metric came in when it did in '74 - I learned to speak both fairly fluently Pamela: However, 80 still sounds hotter than 28 rich-c: me, I still do the conversions in my head to get meaningful visualizations of quantity George: i'm lost Pamela: 80 F = 28 C Pamela: give or take rich-c: George, the US is the only nation in the world that doesn't do everything in metric George: illegal quantity error Pamela: : ) Dale: I'm back. I think. rich-c: and even the US does but they don't admit it publicly Pamela: Don't worry George, I still measure everything in inches and feet rich-c: Dale, am I correct in this...
(BobS groans loudly) Pamela: But I drive in kilometres BobS: Pamela......... Pamela: Yes Bob rich-c: when one gets a memory error (general protection fault) it's almost always in main memory? Dale: Officially the US adopted metric in 1977, if memory serves. George: i walk in cm rich-c: that is, you can have all teh expanded on extended memory your computer will support Dale: In practice it is just American scientists, I think. Pamela: see! you do speak metric rich-c: but if you end up overcrowding the basic 640K - CRASH!!! Pamela: still waiting Bob George: its the only thing i ever learned Pamela: don't worry, we Canucks will rub off on you yet rich-c: Dale, I believe the US has been legally metric since the late 1800s Pamela: Now that's a stubborn nation rich-c: like, all their measurements are legally defined from a metric base George: no just backwards
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changed username to Ron<undefined> BobS: you do BOTH ystems only on different applications Pam!!!!!! rich-c: hi Ron, meeting over? Pamela: Hey, what happened to Judy? Pamela: Hi Ron Ron<undefined>: in between one and another Pamela: whatever works, Bob Dale: Bob, you have to buy lumber in Imperial, but not propane. BobS: HI Ron Ron<undefined>: evening all Dale: Hi Ron. Guy B.: Ron, you have an Undefined attach to you. Ron<undefined>: wish this gig was over. Miss you guys BobS: naw lumber is in us " BobS: well I should HOPE so Ron<undefined>: suits my semi-materialized state right now BobS: Ron rich-c: not half as much as w miss you, Ron Pamela: Besides, it's easier to say one foot than 30 centimetres Guy B.: How's everything going Ron? Dale: Not in europe, they are all in millimeters. BobS: Judy be right back battery dies on laptop Ron<undefined>: good thanks Ron<undefined>: Murphy's Law of Laptop batteries rich-c: what weather nasties are you planning to ship us next week? Pamela: when all else fails, plug it in BobS: yup and it gives EXACTLY 2 seconds to plug in OR BAM.........gone Ron<undefined>: Actually out here we're beginning to improve Pamela: which gig are you referring to Ron, the curling or the other one?
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Ron<undefined> changed username to Ron rich-c: plugged in now, Judy? Guy B.: Oh, I almost forgot to tell you why the mouse port wasn't working on the Athlon. I had a bent pin on the mouse itself. I have an old Compaq mouse on it now and it runs fine. Ron: There. I am now defined Pamela: definitely Judy: yes, what a pain BobS: oh man!!!!!! Guy, ya gotta watch those little critters with long tails Ron: the other one Pamela. There's a group I'm a member of that's having a weekend gathering May 24 weekend. Guess who's chair. Judy: hi, Ron rich-c: I try to avoid running my laptop on batteries at all Pamela: Um, you? Ron: requires weekly planning meet now till then Ron: fortunately tonight I was able to scoot 'em thru the agenda real quick Guy B.: And the worst part was, It didn't see it until I shined a light on it. Judy: why, Rich Ron: Hi Judy Meeka: Hello Ron Pamela: I didn't know it was possible to bend those pins Guy rich-c: well, it's a used laptop, and I suspect the battery is nearing the end of its life Judy: when it beeps you had better have the plug in your hand or you are off Guy B.: I finally will get a battery soon for my notebook. Been running on the power pack since I got it. Ron: My Mac Laptop will shortly run on plug in only BobS: darn laptop batteries are half thecost of the computer rich-c: given the price of laptop batteries, power packs are REAL attractive Guy B.: Oh yes, if you don't have it plugged in correctly. That's what happned. Ron: damn replacement battery is $149 US Pamela: still no batteries in sight Ron? Ron: Well I sorta gave up looking Guy B.: Did you try Ebatts.com? Ron: If I spend 149 US on anything it'll be towards one of Doug's leaseback dealies Ron: Meanwhile - for my laptop I still need a lap Pamela: I hear a flat surface works, Ron Ron: Oh rich-c: thought you had a fairly respectable one, Ron Ron: seems to be obscured by ever expanding corpulence Guy B.: Update on my weight loss. I'm close to the 20lb mark. Pamela: you should try it sometime - saves wear and tear when you drop it Ron: Good Man Guy! Pamela: way to go Guy! rich-c: you should ask Guy for some diet tips - seems he's making fascinating progress Pamela: Hug test in August! George: i have to call it a night. i have to get up at 5:30am Guy B.: Can't believe it myself. I have one lucky dog helping me out. Meeka: good for you Guy rich-c: OK George - see you Saturday? BobS: be good George Ron: nite George Pamela: Yuck what a horrible hour George - good nite Guy B.: Meeka, didn't even see you come on. How's Doug? BobS: HEY I dropped in Sat about 3:15 and nobody was around........ Guy B.: Nite George. George: i have to go easter food shopping Sat. rich-c: well, keep trying, sooner or later some of us will remember Ron: hint hint rich-c: Dr.D and I had quite a chat the week before Meeka: good George: nite all Ron: Somehow or other I always miss it. Annoying part is that I'm usually always here
George left chat session Ron: Blame it on the chair from Hell Ron: I have a recliner in the living room Dale: The metric system was recognized officially in the US in 1866 with the following: Pamela: the one that puts you to sleep? Dale: "It shall be lawful throughout the United States of America to employ the weights and measures of the metric system; and no contract or dealing, or pleading in any court, shall be deemed invalid or liable to objection because the weights or measures expressed or referred to therein are weights or measures of the metric system." Meeka: Mom, I took out the ham and put it in the sink Ron: you got it Pamela Pamela: I have a couch like that - very dangerous Meeka: I will try to remember to bring it over on friday Pamela: especially on Saturday afternoons rich-c: 1866 - right at the end of the Civil War - didn't realize it was that early BobS: ALL furniture seems to have that stigma attached to it Judy: don't leave it in the sink long Ron: better believe it Pamela: well, i have this desk chair that's free of it . . . rich-c: no comments on my recliner... Ron: Particularly...... particularly when one is comfortably covered with a certain afghan Pamela: Appropriately, it's behind my desk at work Meeka: I know, I just have to make some room in the fridge when I get off of chat tonight Dale: The US also uses an 1832 report that defines the traditional US weights and measures, which was never passed as official. Judy: you could just put it in the fridge now and it should be ok by Sunday Ron: Ham for easter Sunday Ron: mmmmm Pamela: where are you getting all this stuff, Dale? rich-c: Dale, could you take a run at my earlier question about GPFs? BobS: RUB it in ronald!!!!!! HEY, got another for your perusal............ Pamela: Roast beef for us (if I can rescue it from Russell's ham handed cooking) Judy: sleep, sleep, sleep BobS: you will like ti for mum!!!!!! Ron: yes Ron: ok Judy: yes, from Pridgeon and Clay Ron: aha..... send it on BobS: NO NO Ron yo gotta WIN it in a raffle....you know; like BUY tickets?????? Ron: oooooohhhhhhhhh!!!! Ron: dumb me BobS: yup Pamela: Silly Ronald Guy B.: Well folks, got to run myself. I'll see you all next week. Ron: we shall indeed enter the contest with sufficient invested rich-c: OK Guy, any chance Saturday? Judy: bye, Guy Ron: Think the afghan cost me $20 Pamela: Good nite Guy BobS: ok Guy keep up the good diet work YA????? Pamela: I'd say that was a bargain, Ron Guy B.: Depends if I go in to work this Saturday. BobS: that is cheap Ron!!!!!!! Judy: keep up the good work, Guy Ron: oh yea oh yea Dale: What are GPFs? rich-c: if not, see you - meantime nite, Guy Judy: that isn't much, Ron Dale: I'm getting my inofrmation from the largest single of repository ever, the Internet. Dale: <grin>
Guy B. left chat session rich-c: general protection fault a.k.a. blue screen of death Pamela: oooo, sarcasm Judy: that is probably the cost of the yarn BobS: it is ALL there IF you know where to look Ron: so let me get this straight. Have to bring $300. for Doug (or maybe that's gone up) and more for an unspecified prize. and more for bacon.... BobS: yup Dale: Richard, what was the question? GPFs are a Windows 3.1 thing, right? Pamela: and more for the room, and more for dinner . . . Ron: noted BobS: oh no......the blue screen of death is still previlent rich-c: no, I'm talking about when Windows or DOS run out of memory Pamela: Dinner not included this time, right Bob? BobS: don't think so Pam rich-c: the memory they run out of is main not expanded or extended, isn't it? Ron: Well people, I hate to cut and run Ron: meetings, bloody meetings Pamela: It BobS: gotta get final figures in when all reservations in and seee how we are coming Pamela: s okay Ron, at least you got here rich-c: but you have a meeting - come back Saturday then Ron: due a mile down the road in about 15 min Judy: bye Ron have a good one rich-c: niters, Ron BobS: the GOOD news is not increase from last years price Pamela: don't run too fast Ron: be well all Pamela: bon soir BobS: by Ron Dale: If you run Windows 3.1 in protected mode, it is no longer main (which as I understand it, isn't even available).
Ron left chat session BobS: auf wiedersehen Dale: If you run Win 3.1 ala 286, then you are absolutely correct. Pamela: I think I should follow Guy's lead BobS: and he's OFF !!!!!!! rich-c: doesn't matter which Windows you're running, the blue screen is available Pamela: My performance review is tomorro and I really want to be awake through it Meeka: me too. I have to find room in the fridge Dale: DOS normally just hangs, no blue screen of death. BobS: well then.....Pamela be good and have fun this weekend Pamela: tough job, Meeka Meeka: befor mom worries to much ;-) Dale: Windows XP claims not to have a blue screen of death. rich-c: as in "Freecell caused a General Protection Fault in module cards,dll and will be shut down.... Judy: yes, you said you wanted to go to bed early Pamela: Thanks Bob Dale: I still haven't figured out if it is green now or what.
Meeka left chat session Judy: I know you will take care of it , Meeka rich-c: nite Pam Pamela: good nite to all - until next week Pamela: Poof!
Pamela left chat session BobS: as I see it (thru Doug); XP just doesn't have the blue screen of death installed, YOU have to expressly install it rich-c: actually, Dale, that question was for Pamela's benefit rich-c: Russell is getting too many out of memory problems on his games BobS: see LIKES to see the vlue screen>???????? BobS: so he is one of those gamers eh? rich-c: she thinks increased memory will help - she has 64MB rich-c: I think the fault is in the main 640K and expansion wont' help Dale: A 386 in protected mode should be the correct solution. rich-c: but your opinion would be valued Dale: Or get a bigger harddisk. rich-c: she has a K6-2@ 450 mhz and a 10 gig hard disc with 7.3 gig free Dale: Running 3.1 or 95? rich-c: 98SE rich-c: Somehow a bigger disc or more memory don't strike me as the plausible answer BobS: seems that way at least for the harddrive deal......... BobS: shees how much free space you need???? rich-c: my reading suggests games are very prone to trying to overload the basic 640K or expanded 384K of memory rich-c: install too many drivers or argue with TSR programs or stuff Judy: good bye all talk at you next week
Judy left chat session Dale: I was right in a way. In the US Congress passed the "Metric Coinversion Act" in 1975 after the US National Bureau of Standards picked as preferred it in 1964. rich-c: nite Judy Dale: I'd say that Russell's problem is a video driver problem, not memory related. BobS: THAT might be more plausable Dale......... rich-c: driver, or perhaps simply not enough video RAM? rich-c: the computer's an IBM; wonder if it's a shared video memory? Dale: Nope, driver. Probably video driver, but it definately sounds driver related. BobS: Infernal Business Machine? ??????? rich-c: the same. Bob rich-c: I will pass that on, Dale rich-c: If she wants a new computer, fine, but she doesnt need one BobS: well guys..........tis the bewitching hour here for me also........ rich-c: OK, maybe we can all rtemember this Saturday, Bob BobS: will see you next week I hope. healthy, rested and in the "web" flesh...........hugs to Frances, Jill and Jeffery !!!!!!! rich-c: ditto to you and yours, Bob BobS: POOF...the magic dragon says.......BYE !!!!!!!!
BobS left chat session rich-c: well, looks like the group is folding, Dale rich-c: by the way, what is your current preferred email address? Dale: See ya later then. Dale: I read firstname.lastname@example.org the most frequently. rich-c: I'll make a note - thanks Dale: Phone me at 416-422-5335 rich-c: right, got it Dale: That is m new number. rich-c: goodnight now, then Dale: Bye
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