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changed username to Judy
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: hello Judy
changed username to BobSned>
moved to room Meeting Place Judy: Hi, Rich rich-c: hi Bob
BobSned> changed username to BobS
changed username to Guy B. rich-c: hello Guy BobS: howdy cowpokes!!!!!! rich-c: everyone seems to have appeared at once Judy: hi, Guy Guy B.: Hi Everyone! rich-c: got the map to the 'con, Bob rich-c: wil pass Pam's copy on to her later Guy B.: Somehow, I got some unauthorized software installed on my computer. But, I got it off the hard drive and the registry. rich-c: besides us'ns here and Dr. D., who else is coming? BobS: COOL, it is NOT hard to find, just remember AC 09....same place just next door
moved to room Meeting Place BobS: Murray, the Cleveland twins........... BobS: HOPEFYULLY Dale & Jill
changed username to George rich-c: what sort of unauthorized software, Guy? and what do you mean by unauthorized? BobS: hiya goe Guy B.: Hi George. BobS: Geo rich-c: hello George George: hi everyone Judy: hi, George George: i made it rich-c: but Dale has yet to confirm, I gather Judy: thats right we have not heard from him Guy B.: Well, something called Innocent Virgins appeared after I booted up. I did install two games over the weekend. So, I don't know where this came from. My guess could have been the Internet. George: i'm ready to hang myself rich-c: maybe you should nag him just a little - time's a-flittin rich-c: maybe those games had some nasty traps in them Judy: Bob already did BobS: well I hate to bug him, BUT............ rich-c: though if they install stuff like that, they'd have to be ... interesting ... games to start with, I suspect Guy B.: These were sealed games. Wheel of Fortune and Pac-Man. BobS: hmm. someone playing artoudn at the factory??????? rich-c: those are really old titles, so likely reissued by a small outfit cheap Guy B.: It's the middle of July. You should ask him if he's definately coming. George: my beta vcr is broken rich-c: that is seriously tough, George - don't expect beta repairs are that easy to come by Guy B.: I don't know what happened. The important thing is I got it off the system. So, it won't happen again. George: most of my movies are in beta rich-c: yes, I can see why that could cause SERIOUS depression, George Guy B.: George, you still have Beta? My gosh, VHS killed them in the 80's. Rich is right. I don't think you will be able to get it repaired. George: i have only 10 % invhs rich-c: true enough, Guy, but when strange things happen, it's best to find out how rich-c: otherwise you could be in for some nasty surprises down the line Guy B.: I wonder if anyone can convert his Beta movies to VHS or maybe even DVD if he decides to get a DVD player later. rich-c: oh, he can get it repaired - but finding the shop may take some looking rich-c: I don't know - will a VHS recorder record from a Beta? Guy B.: No, tapes are not compatable and are entirely different. rich-c: not from a beta tape, Guy, from a beta machine - vcr to vcr rich-c: like, Guy, put the beta machine on play and the vhs machine on record and what happens? Guy B.: It just hit me Rich. I think he can if both players have audio and video jacks on the back. George: do they still make beta parts? Guy B.: He would need an audio/video cable. rich-c: on beta vcrs I dont know how many parts were generic and how many machine specific Guy B.: Sony is the only one that I know that made Beta. Were there others? George: i thought sony put beta to bed rich-c: yes, in fact I think my beta player is a Toshiba Guy B.: They were the ones that came out with it.
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: yes, it was a typical Sony marketing fiasco - the price of excessive greed George: sanyo and sears hadbete too Guy B.: They did? Hmm, didn't know that.
changed username to Atomic ADAM rich-c: welcome , new voice Guy B.: Now, I wonder who Atomic Adam is? Atomic ADAM: I am ADAM, hear me roar! rich-c: I suspect the Sears was made by one of the big Japanese outfits BobS: must be the round one...........
(BobS groans loudly) Judy: not to loud I hope
(Everyone welcomes Atomic ADAM) BobS: true or not????????? rich-c: yes, does sound like he's been out in the rain a bit too much Atomic ADAM: Strike 1. Guy B.: Now, who could this guy be??? rich-c: well, my guess is that he's here earlier than usual rich-c: and doesn't have any daughters Guy B.: George, does that Beta player have audio/video jacks on the back? Atomic ADAM: Gettin' warmer, Doc! BobS: and he lives ont an island????? Guy B.: Dr. D? George: yes Atomic ADAM: Guilty as charged, Guy.
Atomic ADAM changed username to Dr. D. George: it has 3 sets Guy B.: Well, you sure had us fooled! Dr. D.: Haha :-) Dr. D.: Just got back from the grocery store with Christina. rich-c: that's a pretty fancy player originally then, George
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changed username to Pamela Pamela: Hi, all Guy B.: You have a VHS Vcr? rich-c: hi daughter - and Dr. D Guy B.: Hi Pam BobS: lessee.....ya wanted a smokin room with a queen bed, yes Dr D????? Judy: hi, Doc BobS: welcome PAMELA Dr. D.: Gack!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Judy: hello Pam Pamela: Hi everyone - hi Rich, looks like we arrived at the same time George: it has a set to goto stero, tv, and camcorder Dr. D.: [makes Don Martin "MAD Magazine" cartoon character face] BobS: UNDER a streetlight 'casue you work all night anyway...... rich-c: Pam, which nights football tapes do you need this week? George: Hi Pam Pamela: well, got tonites , what else is there? Dr. D.: Remember, Elanor is coming with me... BobS: oh yea thats right rich-c: tomorrow and Friday, Pam Pamela: Probably need both of them Dad - will ask and let youknow if otherwise Guy B.: The TV one should work going into another Vcr. Pamela: Hi George, Hi Judy BobS: FOOTball......... Pamela: CFL football rich-c: OK they are at late hours so I'm taping anywabut I'll hold off over-recording them till I hear from you Dr. D.: If you old ADAMcon XIII campaigners remember the robot class last summer...I am running a couple of freshman classes through it this week. Pamela: how are they doing Rich? George: i can't get the tape in the beta vcr Dr. D.: Just like you, no prereqs, go through the process, at the end of 4 hours, the robots work. rich-c: Guy, all the jacks in the world wont help George if the machine won't play tapes Pamela: are they as good as we were? Guy B.: The tape won't go in? Dr. D.: I even told them that I've run people aged 11 to 70+ through it and nobody has failed yet :-)T Dr. D.: They were intimidated. Pamela: good rich-c: maybe you should have showed them pictures
(BobS laughs heartily) Dr. D.: I could do that, I didn't think of it. rich-c: or do you think Slops and his Terminator would be too bad an influence? BobS: show them the moster truck Rich Pamela: well if it hadn't been for Guy, ours wouldn't have worked - I bow to the programmer Dr. D.: Well, the first class finished yesterday, second class will finish tomorrow morning. George: i can't get the tape to load when i insert it Guy B.: George, what are you going to do? See, if anyone can fix the beta? George: then it gets stuck rich-c: OK George, my guess is that the repair you need is a simple adjustment; no new parts Dr. D.: I probably shouldn't do this, as it would be too tempting, but I could consider bringing one kit to the convention... Guy B.: That beta is a top loader isn't it? Pamela: yeah, but if we lose any parts, you're sunk Pamela: and some of them are darn small rich-c: no, Lego is still making them, thoough whether they sell them separately is an issue Dr. D.: Minor parts, no prob, but he/she who stepped on a Handy Board would be forking over some $$$ :-)
(Pamela groans loudly) George: i can see a part broken in the ejection system Guy B.: And some of us could be clutzy!!! rich-c: George, my suspicion is that any competent serviceman should be able to fix your machine Pamela: some of us have fimble ningers too rich-c: the problem is finding one who is competent - honest helps too, but any port in a storm Dr. D.: It's probably a bad precedent to set, anyhow. Yeah, I could (but not by next month) get the Handy Board to be recognized as an ADAMnet device. Guy B.: George, try taking the beta to a repair shop and see what he can do for you. Maybe it's just a loose part. Dr. D.: But until I have that working to demo, it's probably too far afield.
moved to room Meeting Place Dr. D.: Besides, who's coming to this convention who didn't come last y ear? rich-c: bring along a few copies of Adamserve instead and show us how to work it Dr. D.: Bob, any estimated attendance list yet? Guy B.: Bob, got the map. Thanks!
changed username to Freddymaiden Pamela: Hi, Freddy Freddymaiden: Hi all rich-c: hi Papa!! BobS: YO Frreddie Guy B.: Hi Freddy. How's the newborn doing? BobS: how's mom and ababy????? George: Hi Freddy Freddymaiden: SuperÓ Dr. D.: BTW, I got your map...shoulda just pointed me to mapquest.com and saved a stamp :-) Freddymaiden: Hi Pamela: Bob, did you mail maps out? BobS: HEY, this is a FULL: service convention my man!!!!!! rich-c: yes Pam I have yours Pamela: oh, okay Pamela: how did you get mine? BobS: besides, I didn't know if you qwere that computer literate........... Dr. D.: But not even a form letter to welcome me :-( rich-c: you can get it when you pick up the tapes George: it's sony i'll see if they can do anything
(BobS winks) Pamela: I know, Bob was saving postage BobS: you not here yet!!!!!! Judy: it is quite busy around here rich-c: don't talk to Sony - their big expertise is in demanding excessive amounts of money Judy: don't push it Pamela: how are the wedding plans going, Judy?
(Guy B. gives Pamela a can of Diet Coke.) rich-c: see if you can't find an honest local shop Pamela: thanks, Guy Judy: they are coming along BobS: yo just wait until you arrive,.......dancing girls galore!!!!! Elvis, a band.... George: in Philly? BobS: have to keep the best secret for when you get here Dr. D.: Judy in sequins? Guy B.: The real thing comes in three weeks. Judy: but today I got a little out of it, it is getting a little to close rich-c: hey, did you say there's a Country Style buffet up the street? Judy: no sequins for me, only lace rich-c: sorry - Old Country Dr. D.: Bob was talking about dancing girls, Judy, and I thought he meant you :-) Guy B.: Old Country Buffet up there? Finally tried it. Food is very good. BobS: Old Country Buffet 12 mile away.........200 kilmeters or so Dr. D.: [Rich runs away quickly] BobS: 1/2 mile George: free devils food cake with fudge icing Guy B.: Not so fast Hombre! Pamela: he's getting away! Dr. D.: Ooooooooooo, Joan just tells me that Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is on TV...one of my favorites! BobS: too dar to walk but handy with car Judy: not me not moving that fast any more Guy B.: With Ricardo Montalban Dr. D.: I think I'm going to go watch it...."I'm laughing at your superior intellect!" Pamela: Rich, you just got here! Dr. D.: "Khhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Dr. D.: I know :-( rich-c: well I'll have the truck sp can even take a couple of extra passengers Dr. D.: He tasks me... Pamela: if you want to see it that badly, I'll bring the tape with me George: head count? rich-c: before you go, Rich - re the snake oil Dr. D.: Yes? rich-c: so far I cannot exclude the possibility that it may be doing some good Guy B.: Abby is barking. She heard someone. Good watch dog. Pamela: boy, talk about damning with faint praise rich-c: scientific caution, Pam, on a rather unscientific approach George: good ADAM Dr. D.: If you feel better and you aren't bankrupted, who am I to complain? rich-c: I shall keep you advised Guy B.: Just got word from my supervisor today. I start overtime next week. rich-c: if I can walk to the Old Country Buffet, you'll know it works Dr. D.: :-) Pamela: Just what you need Guy, three weeks before vacation Dr. D.: You know I'd be glad to give you a lift, Richard... Pamela: Bob, is there a VCR available at the hotel? Guy B.: But, that's good as the next paycheck in August will have the overtime money on it. BobS: can make one available rich-c: and if you're going to pay the Adamcon expenses, that matters Pamela: just thinking we could bribe Rich into staying with a promise of a screening at the hotel George: i'll donate a beta Dr. D.: I've seen it a zillion times, Pam...it's just a super quotable movie! BobS: walking is a little far unless the weather is very cool Pamela: Oooooh, sarcasm! Guy B.: One problem George. They don't make beta tapes anymore unless you have any. Dr. D.: I saw some betas in tanks at Woolworth's once... Pamela: fishtanks? BobS: fish tanks??????? rich-c: besides, that's what garage sales are for Dr. D.: A beta is a type of fish. Guy B.: Jeanene has one. rich-c: and I'll bet you could find them on the Internet George: i have plenty tapes vcr won'y work Pamela: Great minds, Bob\ Dr. D.: Humor...it is a difficult concept. (Saavik to Spock in TWOK!!!) rich-c: in fact, you can always buy movies you already have on eBay and tape over them BobS: velly true Richard/////// BobS: nasty one too Pamela: I don't think anyone here suffers from that maladay Pamela: (malady) rich-c: they are still selling beta movies on eBay, or wre last time I looked Dr. D.: Speaking of nasty...take a look at http://drushel.cwru.edu/fun.jpg rich-c: Fred, I do hope our crosstalk isn't getting too confusing George: what is ebay Pamela: how the he** does anyone find anything on Ebay? It just confuses me Dr. D.: The girls thought it was scary :-) Freddymaiden: a bit Pamela: Oh? Freddymaiden: just Dr. D.: Christina says "Hi! I'm a sophomore now! I'm a big girl!" rich-c: george, eBay is the absolute top online auction house - they have EVERYTHING Guy B.: Hi Christina Pamela: Hi, Christina! Pamela: We miss you! rich-c: and Pam - I find eBay ultra-simple to navigate - want to come by for a tutorial? Dr. D.: [Christina sobs] George: my bones are cracking Judy: hi, Christina BobS: oh, oh.........NOW she is in the big people school BobS: HIYA Christina Pamela: Hmm, let me think about that Dad - don't have any $ anyway
Dr. D. changed username to Christina Freddymaiden: hi rich-c: yes, how about that Christina - you're getting up in the world Pamela: where did Rich go? Christina: Hey everyone, I made daddy leave< sort of! Guy B.: Christina came on. How are you doing? rich-c: I assume Christina took over for him BobS: when ya get there Pam, jsut type in aomething to search for in the little whiter address bar and hit search Christina: I'm doing great Pamela: Hi, stranger BobS: you didn't banish him did you?????? ;-) Christina: I'm on the soccer and softball teams BobS: COOL Pamela: Do you ever sleep, woman? Guy B.: Starting your Sophomore year this fall! That's usually the toughest. Judy: good for you rich-c: Fred - yes, having a number of concurrent threads makes following stuff difficult Christina: No he left willingly becaus eI wanted to type something George: i have to see Dr. Ciecko tomorrow rich-c: sometimes it helps if you watch who's talking to who Christina: freashman year was the hardest for me Freddymaiden: haha Pamela: sophomore is grade 10, right? BobS: so how;'s come you arent' coming to the convention?????? Guy B.: Rich, finally lost weight. Hopefully I can lose a few more before the convention. BobS: GREAT Guy rich-c: told you it would plateau then start dropping again, Guy Pamela: the trick is to keep it from finding you, Guy Guy B.: After holding the last two weeks. Finally got two lost. Christina: Yeah tenth, I can't go cuz I have a lot to do in the year and $$$$$$$$ BobS: of course, Freddie..........some of us are just talking to anyone who listens, it does NOT matter bout WHAT rich-c: don't worry, you're obviously intent enough to get the job done, Guy BobS: and pop wouldn't kick in????????? BobS: SHAME George: EVOLUTION! Freddymaiden: ok!!! rich-c: you mean the game, George? Guy B.: The heat has restricted us for the time being until it cools off tomorrow with storms coming in. Freddymaiden: HA Pamela: when does your school year run from/to? Christina: With the convention I know that Daddy and Elanor are going Christina: Elanor will be doing more game stuff Guy B.: And she's good at that. rich-c: yes, he can only cope with one daughter at a time at conventions, I suspect BobS: we will send home a piece of virtual steak and stuff for you christiona BobS: christina BobS: farn dingers Christina: School starts after labor day and ends around june 14 George: no i'm getting too much crosstalk from TV series Pamela: so why do I keep hearing about it running from August to May? Christina: That is 2003-2004 school year rich-c: from James, maybe? Guy B.: Some schools have that kind of calendar year. Pamela: No, I was sure that was the Americans Christina: It helps tha sports team and the Advanced Placemant classes George: HEY! Judy: just some, not all Pamela: are you semestered? Guy B.: The colleges run from August through May. Some high schools do, but most start after Labor Day. rich-c: sports I can see, but how does it help the Advanced? Christina: Those classes help students get out of some college courses Pamela: University here runs from mid September to mid April Christina: Yes we are semestered but in the quarters are our progress reports Pamela: Do you find that helps? Pamela: Only having to concentrate on 4 subjects instead of eight is a big plus Pamela: at least I found it did George: we americans may be strange, but we are a world superpower rich-c: yes, george, despite all your efforts rich-c: but for how long? Christina: yes and no, it gives you more time to bring up your grade but the finals have more and harder stuff Freddymaiden: Dont worry George us Quebecers are strange but we love our poutine.... rich-c: I can't see the more and harder, Christina Christina: We have seven periods and and extra zero period for just gym and science Pamela: you know what's scary? High school was 20 years ago and I still remember our class times
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changed username to Meeka Pamela: klutz Pamela: Hi,Meeka rich-c: hello Meeka Guy B.: Hi Meeka Christina: Hello Freddymaiden: Hi Meeka: Hello George: Hi Meeka
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changed username to DSlopsema rich-c: you sure get a lot of hellos walking into this room Meeka: Hello All Christina: HIgh school is very interesting rich-c: hey, you got Doug on! Meeka: I draged Doug in here tonight with me Pamela: Hi, Doug! Christina: At least my High School in VERY diverse Freddymaiden: brb Guy B.: Tell me my eyes are playing tricks on me. Hi Doug Pamela: in what terms, Christina? rich-c: hey Guy, tell Doug about your rogue program (Doug: it was Innocent Virgins) Christina: We have whites, blacks, asians, koreans, spanish, indian, native american, germans, people from iceland , tons of different kinds of people George: if this pain doesn't stop I may kill myself Judy: hi, Meeka Pamela: ah, culturally diverse Pamela: good way to be rich-c: sort of like a Toronto school Meeka: hello Mom Christina: and people from different kinds of homes, and backrounds rich-c: the one I taught at they did a census at one point and found folks fluent in 73 different languages Guy B.: Some box came up after I booted up called Innocent Virgins. I think this must have installed on my system. Is it possible someone put on my system without me knowing it? Pamela: makes life interesting, doesn't it? DSlopsema: more than likely Guy, it was something that got installed in the "background" when you visited a website. Christina: Yeah but I feel bad for some of the people who get knocked down because they are "different" rich-c: did it show in Explorer, Guy? How big was the file? What type was it? Pamela: different is good DSlopsema: the "nasty sites" like to add software to your pc via popup windows that seem to most people normal. Pamela: and you would think that people would have learned that by now Guy B.: That's what I thought. I did find the folder in the registry, but not in Explorer. George: 128 meg Christina: Yeah but some people can't get past the skin color or the cultural differences to see the real person inside BobS: DOUGLAS!!!!!! BobS: was gonna call ya BobS: Mitch's laptop................. Pamela: I pity them DSlopsema: what was you going to call me? I might want to ignore the phone :) Pamela: they're missing out on a good thing Christina: Well some people are just iggnorant Pamela: ya got that right Christina: they can't see past themselves Meeka: no you won't cuz I don't wanna listen t it ring rich-c: that's telling him, Meeka rich-c: Doug, are there any popups around that persist after the browser has been closed?
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changed username to Ron rich-c: well, now we have Ron, that's about a full list Meeka: hello Ron Ron: Greetings from the Island Guy B.: Hi Ron. What computer are you on tonight? Pamela: it's funny, Christina, how you view these things. I grew up in a very culturally diverse neighborhood so it's the norm for me George: Hi Ron Freddymaiden: Hi Ron: PII rich-c: just Bair and Herman andjames to go DSlopsema: there are a ton of popups that when you close them launch additional windows. you almost have to sit on the ALT-F4 to close them before they can execute code to spawn another window. Guy B.: Not the Duron, eh! Pamela: In fact, as a WASP, in our neighbourhood we were a minority George: P1 Ron: nah Pamela: Hi, Ron Ron: Hi Pamela Freddymaiden: WASP? Pamela: White Anglo Saxon Protestant rich-c: white anglo saxon protestant - generically BobS: RONALD George: i'm in overdrive Freddymaiden: k tks Christina: Yeah that's way my parents like living in Cleveland Heights and don't want to spend the money to go to a private school where there isn't much diverity Pamela: looks good on them and you, C rich-c: its OK Fred, we know the score - if we lose you, just ask Ron: BOB rich-c: you'd be surprised how much is regional anyway Freddymaiden: tks Rich Christina: Anyway I think that sending a kid to a private school in High school is a waste of college money George: we got a long list BobS: we await yoru arrival with GREAT anticiaption my man!!!!!! BobS: ANd with a potential surprise Pamela: you don't feel they are better prepared for college? rich-c: I'll bet George doesn't even know what a donar is Ron: Works both ways good sir, I'm looking forward to seeing y'all Pamela: heck, I don't know what a donar is Dad George: what? rich-c: a donar is a hoagie, in eastern Canada Christina: While in Cleveland Heights they are Catholic schools and I knoe alot of people who are transferring back into the public school system Meeka: yes, I have your room all ready BobS: meaning?????????? Pamela: oh, a sub - okay Christina: It's becaus eThey didn't like the people and the teachers and the didn't learn alot rich-c: see what I mean about regionalisms? Pamela: padded walls . . . BobS: missed out Meeka, did the Ronald comsent to bunk up at your place?????? Pamela: are Catholic schools considered private? George: HEY Rich do you eat a lot in Philly? Christina: NAd at Heights there are so many oppertunities for anyone Freddymaiden: not here Ron: believe so Bob rich-c: no George, but I keep my eyes and ears open when I travel Christina: Sort of I think so Because they are paying for it themselves rich-c: yes, our parochial schools used to be private beyond grade 8 rich-c: now they get provincial funding through grade 12 Pamela: ah, you see here they are the "Separate" School Board but are funded by the government. Private schools are just that - private. The are funded solely by tuition of the students rich-c: it was a constitutional thing based on our history Guy B.: Yep rich-c: but in Quebec the had nominally religious but actually linguistically divided systems rich-c: protestant schools spoke English and Catholic schools taught in French Christina: Well there are "private schools" around too and there are like five people in every class but I 've heard from people that they are learning the same at a public school and have the same problems they just wear uniforms Pamela: and yet here, TFS is a private school Pamela: by the previous definition BobS: OK Ronald!!!! or you could stay hjere too.....If Bandit is too agrivatin George: i made more work for myself on this computer rich-c: yes, Toronto French School is private, but for other reasons rich-c: it's a specialty offering, like the National Ballet school Meeka: he is loveable dad, and you know it Pamela: it's also one of the only places in Toronto that you can get French Immersion Ron: be right back Judy: yes, he is rich-c: well, only since the provincial cutbacks - before that there were public schools offering it Pamela: not very many, though rich-c: Before Harris, as many as the parents demanded Ron: Tks Bob. Expect to see you all sooner or later. Where I park my head, - your call. I'll go where I'm parked Pamela: I find it interesting that even with those divisions ie: separate and public systems, some schools are considered more exclusive than others Ron: and count myself in good company Christina: Our middle schools are like that rich-c: well, some schools have always had more academic success than others Pamela: reminder to the Slopsemas - according to Guy, Ron snores - loudly Ron: and Guy knows these things Meeka: no problem, the spare room is across the house Guy B.: Although, when I have the headset off. I don't hear him. Judy: can't be worse than my dad BobS: OH SHOOT!!!!!! got them bunked up together too!!!!!! Pamela: okay, next question - what's middle considered - 6,7, and 8? BobS: oh well, they DESERVE each other Christina: we have three and Roxboro is the "Best "school, then Monticello(the one I went to), the Wiley, the worst of the three Christina: 6,7, and 8 rich-c: is Cleveland Heights part of the Cleveland school board system? Pamela: interesting - it was 7, 8 & 9 when I was going through it Guy B.: That's fine Bob. I going to have a couple of computers setup this time. Ron bought his last year. This year it's my turn. Ron: Hope you don't have a problem with that Guy Pamela: but then, we had grade 13 at that point, too Ron: good. after 9/11, I ain't bringing nuthin cross border Guy B.: No problem at all. Christina: NO Clevland Heights in with university heights to form one school district other wise known as CH-UH Meeka: well, we have plenty to play with around here lol rich-c: don't forget your photo ID - if it suggests some government pull, that might help too Ron: ok. Ron: no more gov't pull, but I got my ugly mug on a BC driver's licence Ron: Should I get a passport? Freddymaiden: Are smartbasic programs transferrable to a pcxt? rich-c: I was wondering - though a city big as Cleveland would have to have more than three middle schools Pamela: if you don't have one now, it's probably too late Ron Christina: GRADE 13!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's CRAZY Guy B.: Would be a good idea this time. Ron: true Pamela: Apparently the Ontario government thought so too - they got rid of it Guy B.: You will have to make some modifications Freddy to make them work. rich-c: Fred, you can use a PC-XT as a srver for an Adam, but that's about it Christina: Well Cleveland school district is seperate from Cleveland Height s-University Heights School district Meeka: brb, Bandit wants out, we missed the 9pm potty break Freddymaiden: what kind? rich-c: I've never been clear why a computer with a chip so like Adam's couldn't be "Adamized" Guy B.: AdamServe Freddymaiden: program? Pamela: Of all the provinces, only Ontario had Gr. 13 - it was supposed to be a prep year for those students who were planning on going on to university Ron: the old Senior Matriculation rich-c: essentially you can made the peripherals of an XT respond to commands from the Adam via a serial connection rich-c: it's a way of adding a hard disc and floppy drives to the Adam Christina: I hope no one here decides to do that Guy B.: It's a Dos program that Dr D did. Your XT will be a server to Adam using the serial ports between the two. Adam needs a serial box. Pamela: I don't think you have any worries on that score Freddymaiden: really? Christina: Yeah the times have changed Freddymaiden: interresting Christina: J/K Guy B.: Are you coming to Adamcon 14? Pamela: I also think that it was intended to weed out those who weren't really interested in university rich-c: actually. Christina, it let you do university in three years, and save all that tuition Freddymaiden: As much as I would like to learn,Im unable to attend Freddymaiden: perhaps when in aerea Christina: I guess but if I play my cards right I might not have to pay tuition!!! Pamela: are you volunteering to host, Freddie? rich-c: sorry, next year's is in Comox, B.C. - Ron is the organizer Freddymaiden: um.... Freddymaiden: is that a trick question Meeka: that is cool Christina Ron: organizer? Ron: what's that? Pamela: careful what you commit yourself to Freddie Guy B.: I will be bringing a P75 and an Adam and will have AdamServe up. But, you won't be able to see it. I'll take a photo of it and show it to you. Freddymaiden: ah ha saw you coming there... Judy: back again, Mandy just left, she is a little uptight. Pamela: well, you're our only "member" in Montreal right now BobS: Dad wants you to go to CRSU so you cna take his robot course George: oh boy, i'm passing blood Christina: MY friend got a scholarship to STANFORD with is $40,000 including Board and Room and books rich-c: by the way. Freddie, we will likely have a special chat from Adamcon on the Saturday night Guy B.: What did you do George? rich-c: when do you have it scheduled, Bob? Freddymaiden: super!!! Pamela: I thought we were doing a conference call, Dad? George: something to make me bleed Pamela: do you know where you want to go to college? Christina: I could go to CASE but I don't know what I wan to do but be away from home, not too far Guy B.: Be right back. No more messages are flying through here.
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changed username to Guy B. Christina: I don't know BobS: Sat night chat from the hotel at 9PM EST on Aug 10th Guy B.: OK, I'm back. Pamela: Guy, we're getting you - what happened? BobS: check instant messenger Doug Guy B.: No more messages came through. So, I exited and signed in again. rich-c: OK Fred, did you get that? Sat. Aug. 10th at 9 p.m. Christina: Some of my friends want o go to Oaklahoma, or to California Ron: Oaklahoma? Pamela: Hey, you could try for U of T! rich-c: what area of specialization do you want, Christina? Freddymaiden: perfect Rich Pamela: We'll keep a close eye on you for your dad Christina: Yeah the y love sports and want to do fotball or soccer Ron: There's always the U of Zero Christina: OOOOOPS, I mean Softball Guy B.: Love softball. Do you play 16 inch? Christina: I want to do something with people and buisness, but I want to take art classes like ceramics and pottery
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changed username to Re-Ron Christina: Yeas , Fast Pitch rich-c: I suspect you'll be going to Case, Christina - faculty kids get a special tuition rate Re-Ron: test, test, Guy B.: Ron's back. What happened to you? Pamela: you're here Ron Pamela: now there's two of you Re-Ron: my form was de-materialized Re-Ron: that takes some doing rich-c: likely he got timed out - it's the problem we've been having for weeks Pamela: sorry, take that back - no double vision Guy B.: No, only one Ron is here. Christina: Yeah but CASE is for engineers and mechanical stuff and I don't like that too much BobS: youa re ashadow of your former self!!!!! Pamela: gotta do some work on that transporter George: Archie Bunker is on rich-c: I gather, Christina, you're not too interested in the academic subjects Re-Ron: one big shadow BobS: scotty.......scotty......SCOTTY......darn help these days, must be on donut break....new Krispy Kreme here ya know Pamela: but she is Dad, just wants to be well rounded rich-c: in fact, your interests seem more like a community college sort of thing Guy B.: Krispy Kreme finally arrives in Michigan. Lead me to them. Christina: yeah but the things that I was interested in like MAth and science went down the tubes freasman year I had HORRIBLE teachers BobS: won't be done when you ge there thoug George: dunkin donuts BobS: got that rich-c: Tim Horton Re-Ron: Tim Hortons Pamela: Don't give up on them Christina - they're too important these days BobS: nOPE Christina: I got my only C, and B ver in those classes and I worked my BUTT off just to get THAT!!!!!!!! Guy B.: Still under construction.
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changed username to james Christina: My teachers were morons james: morning rich-c: well, we've all had less than optimal teachers in our times Guy B.: James, long time, no see. How are you? Pamela: JAMES! Hi! rich-c: but there's always the next year when things will be better George: camp nick at nite james: not bad. wish my wife came with a mute button rich-c: these days, the next semester BobS: hiya JAMES!!!!! George: Hi James james: heya Guy B.: How's the baby doing? Re-Ron: now James! rich-c: hey, morning, james! Pamela: Fighting, James? james: pretty good. Christina: my math teacher taught everything like we knew it already and my science teacher gave us tests on things that she hadn't even taught us yet james: no. just that someone talks enough for the two of us. Guy B.: Got a full house tonight. james: so it would seem. Guy B.: James, has it been hot in Japan? Christina: In math I would spend two hours on homework and do great but I would ALWAYS get d's on the tests, every on james: don't think i've ever seen this many people on. rich-c: james, FYI, chat from ADamcon Sat. Aug. 10, 9 PM Eastern Pamela: hang in there - there are some good teachers in the world - you just have to find them and try to stick to them james: hot and humid, guy Guy B.: Same here in Chicago. George: we still need Dale Pamela: and George and Herman rich-c: and Bair Re-Ron: Anyone heard from Dale lately? Pamela: and Neil rich-c: no, he has been very quiet Re-Ron: his life has changed forever Guy B.: That's a good question. Bob hasn't heard from him about coming to the convention. rich-c: oh, Neil had a posting on the mailing list not that long ago Pamela: I'm assuming that they're planning on coming Re-Ron: I'd sure like to get back on the list rich-c: happens when you have kids, right, Ron? Guy B.: Dale hasn't missed one yet. Re-Ron: been a while, but yes.... as I recall Pamela: well, he'd better hurry up then Pamela: time's awasting rich-c: right, Dale and PJ are our only 100%ers Christina: YEAH they are dedicated ADAM people BobS: we WILL fix that by convention....BTW, again.....email address????? Pamela: Christina, I'm really sorry you're not coming to the convention - I will miss your company Meeka: sure are rich-c: so phone Dale already - 416-422-5335 Christina: Yeah I'm upset becaus enoone can see the new me rich-c: email firstname.lastname@example.org Pamela: well, send lots of pictures james: the new you? Pamela: what's new about you? rich-c: she's getting to be a big girl, james - grade 10 Christina: I've chopped my hair to my chin and I'm taller Iv'e lost weight and I have more stronger muscle Guy B.: Your doing quite well there Christina. Pamela: you cut your hair?????? james: that' put her on par with my oldest students Christina: I haven't had my hair this short since I was five Pamela: now you HAVE to send pictures along Freddymaiden: I will loose mine if I dont get some sleep... Meeka: mine is really long now Guy B.: Still wearing glasses when I saw you last year? Freddymaiden: good night everyone! james: good night Guy B.: Bye Freddy. Pamela: g'nite Freddy - see you next week rich-c: yes, Fred, I guess Meganna is keeping your snooze times short Christina: I need to take some I have my school photo but It isn't with the "NEw" me Re-Ron: niters Freddy BobS: bye freddie Freddymaiden: bulleseye Judy: mine is longer than normal too Pamela: doesn't Rich have a digital camera? rich-c: nite then - c u next week Christina: I'll take some and send them so you ALL can see me and marval at my ravishing beauty George: nite Freddy Freddymaiden: cuall Pamela: You go, girl! james: ha modest too james: :D
Freddymaiden left chat session BobS: bytehacker @shaw.ca..................................... Guy B.: Looking forward to see what you look like Christina. Christina: OKAY I know i'm getting a bit full of my self, but I'm a tennage , almost 16 Re-Ron: yes? BobS: dat you Ronald???????????????????????? Christina: well in january Re-Ron: yup Pamela: it's expected BobS: have a message RUL Re-Ron: that is it all right Judy: driving soon!!! BobS: in place to forward all coladam to you james: i have a birthday next month but i'm starting to drag my feet on these things now. BobS: only problem is....no coladam messages lately Re-Ron: thank you sir. you're a gentleman and scholar and good judge of fine women rich-c: oh, there have been a few james: how's the virus hunting going rich? Christina: I was able to start to get my temps on early july but I think Moomy and DADDY are scared of my driving james: lol rich-c: hey, if you don't like having birthdays, consider the alternative james: thanks rich, i feel better now. james: just when students call me old, i get annoyed. Pamela: get lots of practice and don't learn with your parents (unless like mine, they were instructors in a previous life) Meeka: hey guys, speaking of B-days dad's is the 7th of August Guy B.: Christina, I got my license when I was 16, but I didn't start driving until I started college at 18. rich-c: oh, I just pass on word when Norton tells me someone's up to something nasty Judy: most parents are scared of teen drivers Re-Ron: how things change. Christina: I need to drive so I can go places with out bugging them and so I can go to work, when I gat a job, which should be soon Pamela: whatever you do, don't put it off - I did that and ended up not getting my licence till I was 27 Re-Ron: Last time I drove with Jeff, I fell asleep in the back seat rich-c: hey, your kids have met me - they still think you're old? james: apparently. Pamela: world's longest running learners permit Re-Ron: :) james: apparently at my antiquity i come just under the wire for not being an old fart. according to them that is. rich-c: not very obsrvant, are they? - or should I be flattered? Christina: Yeah I heard that Freshman in college aren't allowed to have cars becaus eit could intrfear with school rich-c: or do all occidentals look the same tothem? Guy B.: They will come around, but I think they will have to trust you eventually. james: no, i don't think so. BobS: jsut sent a message about ADAMCON 14 to the coladdam list.....see if ya get it Ron Pamela: hey, who else do you know who had a learner's permit for 10 years? Re-Ron: ok. Christina: Yeah TRUST is a hard thing when it comes to driving Guy B.: That's something new. Never heard of that before. james: 10 years? George: me Pamela: yup james: wow. i've been driving since i was 16. james: learned in the winter Guy B.: Driving is a big responsibility too. james: lol. my parents aren't too keen on my driving their car when we come back to visit. Pamela: well, I got my learners at 17, Dad taught me to drive, and then my interest fell off for a while due to various things. I didn't start to regret it till my mother-in-law acquired the trailer rich-c: yes, Guy, the world's easiest way to get into trouble james: i even promised to stay on the right side of the road.. Christina: yeah but it's fun and you feel more independant, cuz you don't have to have your parents doing everything for you Pamela: I'm sure that earned their faith, James james: you bet. rich-c: in Japan, that is hazardous to the health - try promising the left Christina: DADDY is HERE Guy B.: I didn't start driving until I was in college. But, my sister started driving right after she got her license. Put a little pressure on me. Christina: He has returned from his cave Re-Ron: oh oh rich-c: Christina, you can even get into trouble with a car by your lonesome on a straight road james: every time i visit, instead of signalling, i end up flipping the wipers. then i get used to it come back here and do the same. Pamela: It was much better when we didn't have to rely on other people to get rides to and from the trailer. rich-c: in fact my bench racing buddy did just that night before last BobS: LOOKOUT Christina!!!!!!! Pamela: Dave, Dad? BobS: dad, dave?????????? Pamela: ha ha Christina: I'm leaving BobS: what are we doing??????????? BobS: bye Christina Pamela: bye Christina - enjoyed our chat Re-Ron: good chatting with you Christina? Pamela: come back soon rich-c: he was running a Jaguar around the private test track and smacked a rabbit - tore up the camouflage coating on the front of the car Christina: I have to go and do stuff the teenage girls do Guy B.: Bye Christina. BobS: hello Ricahrd Judy: bye Christina rich-c: nite HCristina Pamela: I want details! Christina: I thought that Itwould be nice to let Daddy talk to you guys for a while Re-Ron: What do teenage girls do? Meeka: bye Christina Christina: BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pamela: you don't want those details, Ron rich-c: Ron - maybe you shouldn't ask james: think i'll pass too. Re-Ron: no, only having had one son, I'm not privy to that kind of information
Christina changed username to Albus Dumbledore BobS: forget it Ron. it wil scare you!!!!!! Pamela: "divine secrets of the sisterhood" Re-Ron: suspect y'all are right Pamela: we'll never tell rich-c: well, welcome back, mage Guy B.: Well folks, might as well check the e-mail. Saturday, is up in the air, but I'll see. Otherwise see you all next week. Albus Dumbledore: I'm afraid that those activities are out of bounds to anyone who does not wish to die a most painful death... Pamela: G'nite Guy, don't work too hard BobS: ok guy be good...if that is possible Judy: bye, Guy rich-c: OK Guy, maybve Sat, maybe no, Enjoy Re-Ron: quite right AB one should not delve too deeply George: nite Guy Guy B.: I've got a sulking dog who has a vet appt this Saturday. See you all later. rich-c: by the way, Rich, I have now finished all four HP books Re-Ron: g'nite Guy...... bring earplugs Albus Dumbledore: Sleep well, Guy. james: i'm off to take a nap. rich-c: you and Pam and Dale are a baleful influence Pamela: well after all, there's magic - and then there's girl magic. Completely different
Guy B. left chat session Meeka: night Guy Albus Dumbledore: Excellent! I expect to be receiving your application to Hogwarts any day now. Re-Ron: James - here's to talking wives rich-c: nite Guy james: lol. Re-Ron: I don't have one any more, but I remember it well rich-c: sleep tight, james Pamela: I'm telling Miyuki you said that! Re-Ron: her I mean james: they do most of the talking. i do most of the "uh-huh james: ing Meeka: mom, when are you planning on going grocery shopping in the morning??? Pamela: that too Pamela: sleep well, James - next week?
Albus Dumbledore changed username to Dr. D. Dr. D.: Meesa back. james: i think so. Pamela: good Re-Ron: actually as I recall, wives who aren't talking were of almost equal concern Pamela: now you've got the idea Ron Dr. D.: Wrath of Khan is such an awesome movie!!!!!!!! Elanor was really getting into it. Re-Ron: yup james: i should just get some invisible earplugs BobS: bye james Pamela: good nite James Re-Ron: Oh....here's a flash Dr. D.: They just went into the Genesis cave... james: wrath of khan is a good flick. Re-Ron: my son Jeff has put the latest Star Wars movie in the 'boring' category Judy: don't know, depends on when you are coming Re-Ron: now that is significant Pamela: I'll be sure to tell Russell Dr. D.: The CWRU Film Society will *not* book it. Judy: do you need to go, too james: i heard it's not worth watching and at 1800 yen admission i'm not going to bother. Dr. D.: So many people hate it, it will never make back its rental cost. Pamela: what does that translate to, James? Re-Ron: so that confirms it rich-c: about $18, Pam james: about $23.50 cdn Pamela: ouch Dr. D.: It would cost the FS $1500 to rent it. Re-Ron: lord....I thought $Cdn 8 was bad james: or about $15.50 u.s. rich-c: has the yen gained THAT much in the last few days? Pamela: I thought $12.00 C was bad Dr. D.: We would have to have 3 sold-out showings of the auditorium to break even. james: yeah, about 116 yen to the u.s. $ now Re-Ron: I shall wait until Wal-Mart sells it on DVD at $6 james: it's a chronically overvalued currency. rich-c: what, the US dollar? james: the opposite problem of the canadian dollar George: i don't have enough to make 1 yen james: no. the yen. rich-c: that's not the way we're hearing it this side of the pond james: if you look at japan's economic fundamentals compared to canada, there's no way 100 yen should buy c$1.30 rich-c: even that isn't necessarily so james: they now have the second highest gdp ratio in the g7 james: still haven't fixed their accounting problems rich-c: the japanese banks are in big trouble, but the debt isnt bad, consumer savings are fantastic james: well if you think 135% of gdp isn't bad then.. George: i'm the poor folk james: 'cause that's what it's up to now. rich-c: OK, that is a high figure, james Pamela: At least you don't have to buy American dollars at 1.55 exchange George james: yes. very high. i was surprised myself. Re-Ron: Heard somebody say on the radio that Japan's economy is broken james: lliterally more than twice canada's gdp to debt ratio james: it is. it's been tanked for years. rich-c: mind you, ours wasn;t that good a few years back Re-Ron: ic George: i don't have 1.55 Pamela: you can say that again, Ron rich-c: and it's been gdp growth rather than debt retirement that's improved things james: stagnant. it's all things that could have been fixed but it'll take a cataclysm before anything gets done about it. Re-Ron: believe we are all going to Hell in a hand cart james: still rich, you have to admit that it helps we're running surpluses and paying it down at least a little. rich-c: yes, Japanese politics I gather make a glacier look like a sprinter james: yes james: i'd sooner watch tectonic plates move than wait for a japanese politician to actually *do* anything. rich-c: yes, but we still have a popultion that cant tell a deficit from a debt james: do anything that didn't involve recieving illicit money that is. Pamela: heck, they're still deciding whether a woman can inherit the Chrysanthemum Throne rich-c: and as sonn as there's a surplus, want to find new ways to spend it james: i hate the liberal party Dr. D.: Make it porcelain and then anybody can sit on it :-) Re-Ron: ROTFL james: spend liberally. that's what they do. Pamela: groan! George: get rid of Bush rich-c: sensible idea, George Re-Ron: Who? George Dubya? james: anyways, if you took the combined iq of politicians everywhere i doubt you could tie your shoes without drooling all over yourself Re-Ron: he won by 200 votes rich-c: maybe they'll convict him for that financial hanky=panky with Harken Energy Pamela: even if they do, someone will pardon him George: impeach him rich-c: not Cheyney - he's got even worse troubles with the Haliburton deal George: crooks Re-Ron: we have our own problems here, including a leader who thinks he's going to live forever Pamela: maybe we'll get lucky and they'll take Chretien with them rich-c: yes, and everyone knows it james: chretien. ugh. step down already dammit rich-c: on Wall St. they could barely keep straight faces as he lectured them Re-Ron: indeed George: TIP dump stocks james: i'm just tired of looking and listenting to him. Re-Ron: two terms. No more james: can't understand a word he says. rich-c: I'm thinking of joining the Liberal Party just to vote for the leadership review Re-Ron: now that Mr. Clee, I have difficulty believing Pamela: quick - check and see if hell just froze over Dr. D.: Geo. Jr. is the Warren Harding of the 21st century...but unlike Harding, I doubt he will have the good graces to expire quietly in office before all the scandals he's embroiled in come out. Re-Ron: that bad eh? Dr. D.? BobS: well gang........11 bells and time to hit the proverbial hay.......... BobS: see ya's next week yes?????? Re-Ron: yeah, I have to go help a buddy with his Mac Re-Ron: house call Dr. D.: Yep...Harding was a puppet, and clueless enough not to see the strings. rich-c: right Robert - see you next Wednesday, or will you be on Saturday? Pamela: and I have to get some sleep so i don't fall asleep at my desk in the morning Re-Ron: be well all Pamela: good nite Ron, nite Bob Dr. D.: Sleep is good...I had 4 20-hour days this weekend, took me 'til last night to recover. rich-c: OK - night Pamela, Ron Dr. D.: Good night all (hope Trek is still on upstairs!) Re-Ron: and may the farce be with you Pamela: Goodnight to all - ici Farce Canada BobS: as a famous person once remarked......... Dr. D.: My Schwartz is bigger than your Schwartz! BobS: GOOD BYE !!!!!!!
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Dr. D. left chat session Pamela: definitely bedtime, I'm starting to get silly George: nite Pam rich-c: that sort of thins the crowd, doesn't it? Pamela: I'm outta here. Dad, will call re: the tapes when I talk to Russell, and come by to get my map at some point. George: boy did the list get short james: time for that nap i mentioned. rich-c: OK Pam, will wait to hear from you james: bye all james: *poof* Pamela: good bye Meeka: bye Pam rich-c: just remember there may be a delay while I view them first
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Judy left chat session rich-c: nite Judy, night Meeka rich-c: well George, down to just us George: guess it's time to go rich-c: you ready to pack it in now? rich-c: yes, I would say so. Goodnight, then George: yes, ihave to see the doctor rich-c: OK, good luck. Till Sat or WEd George: nite Rich rich-c: nite
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