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changed username to Guy B. rich-c: good evening Guy rich-c: nice to see you made it on early tonight Guy B.: HI Rich, just the person who I am looking for. rich-c: gee- is that good or bad? rich-c: what have I done now that I shouldnt have? Guy B.: Actually, need your opinion here. My Dell notebook needs about $300 in replacement parts. That is a battery, A CMOS battery and a power supply adapter. I think the money should be better spent gettiing a new notebook. What do you think? rich-c: depends on what model notebook you have
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changed username to George rich-c: hello George Guy B.: HI George. Just in time for another opinion. George: Hi Rich, Guy rich-c: its a bit confusing, Guy, because I dont know how your market it rich-c: in Toronto the answer would be trash the old one and get a replacement George: huh? Guy B.: I think this notebook is worth about $50. I bought it two years ago for $160. rich-c: I would see your cost as being the Canadian equivalent, over $450 rich-c: that would buy a P11- 350 or 400, 64 or 128 RAM, 4 - 6 gig HD, maybe even 13+ screen here Guy B.: That's what I'm thinking of doing. Get a better and more powerful notebook. My sister bought a Toshiba with an Intel Cereron 1.6 processor, WinXP, with rebates and all. She got it for US $600. Guy B.: I'm thinking of a PII for me. rich-c: that would be about $900 Canadian, but even with the weak outdated processor that's a good deal, especially if it's got a big (14") screen George: i don't like celerons Guy B.: That's a Celeron that my sister has. It's nice and thin. rich-c: well, the Celeron is simply the downgraded version of teh Pentium, and 1.6 is trailing edge. but even so... George: celeron is the bums processor rich-c: wonder if Toshiba was making noises about adopting Lindows and squeezed Microsoft for a good deal in Windows? George: not worth it Guy B.: Have Tigerdirect's catalog. They have a Toshiba Portege 7020CT for $479. It's a refurbished, has Win95, 128mb, 6.4 gig HD, external drives and a docking station. 13" screen and weighs 4.2 lbs. rich-c: come off it George, a BMW is nice to have but a Ford will get you there George: will it? rich-c: you dont say what processor it has, Guy Guy B.: Intel PII 366 rich-c: George, a push bike will get you there if you're man enough George: i've seen too many ford clunkers George: the Pinto was a disaster rich-c: Win95 is not even supported any longer by Microsoft - it ended Dec. 1st, I believe Guy B.: We all know about the Pinto, George. Especially with the gas tank. rich-c: why was teh Pinto a disaster, George? George: crash and burn Guy B.: The gas tank would explode if you got rear ended. rich-c: if you bothered to check the numbers instead of listening to the paid liars rich-c: you would know that the Pinto actually was better than most contemporary cars at resisting fires in crashes Guy B.: Ford knew about the problem, but didn't do anything until people got killed from this. George: too many rich-c: as I say, gentlemen, check the numbers - you have swallowed a big lie Guy B.: Ford did sell a number of those Pintos. But, the gas tank problem started surfacing after 1977. Ford then dropped the car the following year.
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changed username to RobertoS RobertoS: YO brudders RobertoS: how's da gang??????? rich-c: no, I got them from teh US government - NHTSA - not that the US government is to be trusted, of course Guy B.: Bob, how are you tonight? rich-c: greetings Robert rich-c: how's the far cruiser? RobertoS: we are good, AND healthy too RobertoS: had a GREAT time George: Ford was a president rich-c: your ship managed to sail around teh Norwalk plague, did it? RobertoS: weather super with a touch of showers that didn't bother too much, warm............warm....... Guy B.: Bob, need your expert opinion here. I'm thinking of getting a new notebook since my Dell needs $300 in replacements parts to make it working. rich-c: so was Lincoln, George RobertoS: aw, they are finding out that the sickness is from people coming onbard sick already RobertoS: YOUCH rich-c: yes, that is usually the case rich-c: we have our hospitals sort of closing in rotation with Norwalk outbreaks, first one, then another Guy B.: The parts are new battery, CMOS battery and a power supply adapter. George: ouch RobertoS: well that's not so bad........I thought the computer was KAput RobertoS: course,,,,,,,,,,,it hass a screen problem too yes?????? Guy B.: Right now, I can't use it since the power supply plug broke. RobertoS: sell it on Ebay !!!!!!!! Guy B.: Yes, that's right. RobertoS: what is it?????? rich-c: the stoopid part is I saw a Dell power adapter, less the adapter to computer cord, for $10 last Sunday at our computer fair George: they will buy anything Guy B.: Dell Latitude P90
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu RobertoS: tain't worth that money Guy RobertoS: you reight Daniel Bienvenu: hello everybody! RobertoS: right rich-c: a new CMOS battery shouldnt cost hugely, and Radio Shack will rebuild main batteries, though not that cheaply rich-c: salut, Daniel Guy B.: I may have a friend at work who is interested in it. He has the same notebook as mine, except his is a P133. So, we are going to see if his power supply adapter works with mine. Daniel Bienvenu: be right back... RobertoS: SELL SELL SELL Guy B.: HI Daniel RobertoS: hi Daniel!!! rich-c: anyway Guy, I agree with Bob, it isnt worth fixing Guy B.: I would think I can get $50 for it. RobertoS: take it and RUN George: Hi Daniel rich-c: I am not sure the TigerDirect deal is the world's best RobertoS: just bought a P150 for $100 here Guy B.: Thanks guys. That helps me alot. So, I'll start hunting for a new one., George: oh, is that you Bob? RobertoS: needs battery,ut heyYO Guy B.: I could go for a new one. Or another used one. RobertoS: P166 mmx ones go for about $200-225 for a toshiba on ebay rich-c: I've been pricing new laptops here and teh numbers would make my hair turn white if it weren't white already George: i'm out of it tonight RobertoS: dat's true....was in Sam;s Club tonight and I think they had one for about $650 RobertoS: don't know what it was, but it was new RobertoS: depends on what ya want Rich RobertoS: can go up to $2000 if ya want RobertoS: BUT, comparable to using a P90 with lines on the screen, ya don't need the best.......... rich-c: yes, if you take the new VIA integrated board and one gig chip, the price stays down Guy B.: Sam's Club? George: i didn't even know it was Wednesday till 4pm. today RobertoS: ya sure Guy.,.........got any around you???????? Guy B.: My sister bought a Toshiba at BestBuy last month. With rebates, it came out about $600 for her. Guy B.: Yes, I do. RobertoS: prolly Comp USA or even Best Buy might be comparable too rich-c: Best Buy is in Canada now - let's say they are not especially competitive rich-c: but then Toronto is now the most hotly competitive computer market in North America RobertoS: hmmmmm big Box Lots will have to show them a thing or two George: Compusa has a Pentium 4 1.8 ghz. for $499 here RobertoS: well then the prices aught to come down rich-c: that isnt a laptop, George George: i hope not
moved to room Meeting Place George: too big to put on your lap RobertoS: well kinda rich-c: problem is, Walmart and TigerDirect and Nova have all sold out of their Lindows computers RobertoS: Daniel, did you get the deal finalized with the guy in (Montreal????) who had the ADAM ??????? George: too bad George: so much for the crashmatic Daniel Bienvenu: I'm back... rich-c: yes, otherwise you could get a new basic computr for $199 Guy B.: I was reading Tigerdirect's catalog about Lindows PC. Daniel Bienvenu: Well, I reply to the guy teddybear but I didn't receive any news. rich-c: I think Daniel is away for a minute - it was him, then, who bid on it? George: oddjob has computers for $99.00 with linux Daniel Bienvenu: burning a CD to free HD disk space... rich-c: oh, a guy in Omaha wanted it but was told it had already been spoken for, so I guess you're going to hear something soon, Daniel rich-c: unless of course Freddie also happened to take a run at it RobertoS: thought it was yours Dan RobertoS: sent you a special email about it RobertoS: hopes ya get it Guy B.: Just reading about a new worm that will affect PC's running Win 2000, NT and XP. Called Iraq Oil. This attacks the folders using the IP address on the Internet. rich-c: have you checked it on the McAfee and Symantec hoax sitees, Guy?
left chat session Guy B.: This happens to be real this time. No hoax Daniel Bienvenu: There is no problem here with virus. I'm reading my e-mail in two ways : telnet->pine and web. rich-c: see my question above, Guy George: i got something on this computer it makes a dog barking sound Daniel Bienvenu: I saved in a folder the virus by e-mail I received. rich-c: it's called WinPatrol, George, and has a number of handy features Daniel Bienvenu: Each time I update my antivirus software, he find a new virus in my "virus" folder. rich-c: I'd be more upset if it didn't, Daniel - you know it's on the job George: i never heard of it Guy B.: I know about the sites Rich. The article mentioned McAfee and Symantec looking into it. rich-c: I am contemplating dumping Norton Anti-Virus in favour of AVG Daniel Bienvenu: I detected the infected e-mail months before the anti-virus is able to detect it. rich-c: Guy, all the hoaxers CLAIM Norton and McAfee confirm it - till you look at the sites RobertoS: gotta get off phone fr a few minutes guys.......be back IN A JIFFY !!!!!
RobertoS left chat session Daniel Bienvenu: For Christmas, I wanted to do a special new ColecoVision game.. but I think I will not have time to finish it in time. Sorry! rich-c: it's like I was telling you two earlier about Fords - dont trust selfserving liars, GO TO THE AOURCE rich-c: SOURCE rich-c: dont care how long it takes, Daniel, writing a game is an achievement George: ?
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changed username to Pamela Guy B.: HI Pam George: Hi Pam Pamela: Hmm, sparsely populated this evening Pamela: Hi, everyone Daniel Bienvenu: hello Pam! rich-c: Symantec (Norton) and Computer Associates (McAfee) maintain public virus and hoax information sites, George rich-c: hello daughter George: Christmas shopping? Daniel Bienvenu: the most commun virus hoax is sulfnbk.exe ...or something like that. Pamela: no, just taking a little downtime and waiting for my T3's to kick in rich-c: your mother is totally triumphant today - she got just the right size turkey Daniel Bienvenu: it's not a virus but a Windows file. Pamela: I'm glad to hear that Dad rich-c: 3.7 kilos - just right for the three of us Pamela: Will there be some left over to bring home for Russell? rich-c: good question - I do not know the answer George: i'm tempted to delete kernel32.dll Pamela: well, we'll see. rich-c: besides, wont his main interest be teh Christmas pudding ;-) Pamela: not till after he's had his dinner (at least it had better not be!) rich-c: systray.exe is another good one to take out, George Pamela: actually, my main problem is going to be feeding us on Christmas eve, everything closes by about 7:00 George: and explorer Pamela: and he's going into midnight shifts Pamela: I am so not ready for Christmas rich-c: better hit teh stores a few days early then and let teh freezer earn its living for a while Pamela: just hitting the stores would be nice, I haven't had an opportunity yet Guy B.: Pam, since you just came in. Might as well fill you in. My Dell notebook needs $300 in replacements parts. I was asking everyone if I should get a new notebook and put the money towards the new notebook and sell the old one. Everyone agrees that I should sell it. rich-c: yes, and dont forget the grocery stores will be closed Boxing Day too, and with no resupplies Friday wont be great shopping either Pamela: between haircuts and dental appointments and furniture moving, it's been a busy couple of weeks Daniel Bienvenu: be right back Pamela: how old is your computer, Guy? rich-c: old enough he shouldnt sell it, he should junk it Guy B.: It's a Dell P90. My guess is several. I bought it used 2 years ago. George: i wouldn't buy it Daniel Bienvenu: (my pc is about 2 years old but it's a computer i receive because my older one was broken and still under warranty) Pamela: I suppose it depends on what you want to replace it with Guy B.: My Athlon is a year and half. I've had the P133 for 5 years and still runs good. rich-c: what type of computer are you using, Daniel? rich-c: our local secondhand shops wont bid for anything below a PII-266 Guy B.: My sister bought a Toshiba last month at BestBuy and after rebates. She got it for $600. It's a nice notebook she has. Daniel Bienvenu: PackardBell P2 400. I'm dreaming of a new computer lika a 1.2Ghz (3 times faster than mine). Pamela: Guy, how much more would it cost you to get an updated laptop than to fix the one you have? George: i'm about to dump 2 8.4gb. HD's too small rich-c: well, if you're that heavy a hard disc user, that's it, but there are lots of folks would love to have them Guy B.: I think it would be better for me to get a better one with a more powerful processor and larger hard drive and more memory to work with. Pamela: is it cost effective? rich-c: anything put into a P90 is money down teh drain. George: in the long run it is Guy B.: It would be. The Dell has an 810mb HD and it's almost full now. And it has 32mb memory. The newer ones have 128mb on up. Pamela: then go for it, my friend rich-c: even at Chicago prices, add a bit to the $300 it would take to fix the P90, and he should be able to get something useful Guy B.: Thank you. Hang on I have something for you.
(Guy B. gives Pamela a can of Diet Coke.) Pamela: thanks Daniel Bienvenu: I'm reading a forum... about video games emulators. The users said they regret to sell their old computer for a new one because the emulators doesn't work on WinXP. hehehe! Pamela: caffeine to go with my codeine Guy B.: Your welcome. Well, that settles it. rich-c: Guy, an under 1 gig hard disc was inadequate with Windows 95, and 32 MB of memory was marginal Guy B.: Daniel, I believe the Adam Emulator does work with WinXP. George: i just installed zoo tycoon trial Pamela: oh, how do you like it George? George: fun Guy B.: That's what I thought. One thing I do have is a PCMCIA CD-Rom drive for it. Pamela: Russell has been playing my RollerCoaster Tycoon and he loves it rich-c: just because you have a new computer doesnt mean you have to get XP Daniel Bienvenu: well, adam emulator is a DOS emulator and XP in NT technologie.. no more real DOS. rich-c: use 98SE from teh old machine, or whatever Guy B.: Zoo Tycoon now. What next, Microsoft Tycoon! Daniel Bienvenu: Yeah! don't try to install WinME on old computer like mine. George: i also installed incredible creatures demo Pamela: what's the big deal with Windows XP? Guy B.: WinME needs a PIII and at least 64mb memory to work.
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changed username to BobS Pamela: Hi, Bob BobS: I's back Pamela: welcome home BobS: hi Pam Daniel Bienvenu: Well, except friends having problem with drivers, there is no big deal with WinXP! :) rich-c: welcome back, Roberto Guy B.: My Athlon too has Win98SE. Runs very well with an occasional hiccup. But, not too often. BobS: si senor Pamela: is it really that much better than 98SE? George: it crashed my 2ghz. computer Guy B.: Welcome back Bob. Where's Judy tonight? BobS: when Judy and daughter Sherri get on the phone......let me tell ya........ Pamela: so, how was the trip? rich-c: Daniel, you could always install more memory and/or bigger hard disc in your machine BobS: she is wrapping presents and we have problems with the networking so it is not workin right now Pamela: well, tell her we said hey BobS: she say HI back Daniel Bienvenu: not really... I think my computer cannot be upgraded... except if I use another BIOS and I don't want to. BobS: but she says she has to get her blinking presents wrapped Pamela: is that a quote? BobS: yu[ BobS: yup rich-c: Daniel, maybe you should subscribe to the LangaList newsletter - it's free and no spam Pamela: tee hee Daniel Bienvenu: The only information I have : the new bios by intel for my computer allow me to put a Pentium3 450Mhz... Wow! 50Mhz more! too bad! George: has anyone heard of FireNet? Pamela: hey people, it's been pointed out that next Wednesday is Christmas day - are we going to cancel chat, or reschedule it, or what? rich-c: well, your manual will tell you, but a BIOS that will support a 400 mhz CPU should support at least 1.5 gig of memory and more hard disc than you can afford rich-c: George - do you mean IEEE1394 (Firewire)? George: i'm doing nothing Christmas day
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changed username to Bella rich-c: greetings, Bella Pamela: Hey, Rin, how's the lighthouse? Guy B.: Hi Bella Bella: pretty good Bella: season's greetings everyone Pamela: cool. We (Mom and Dad and I) got your Christmas card and the pictures - they're great George: soundblasters audiology firewire port rich-c: anyway, Firewire is earlier than, better than, and similar to USB2.0, and is popular with the graphics crowd Bella: cool...yeah they turned out pretty well Pamela: I've been showing them off to everyone rich-c: you can buy a PCI card that will give you a Firewire port or two if you dont have one Bella: oh dear George: Hi Bella Pamela: All my friends think the guys are really cute : ) Bella: hi George Bella: yeah they're not bad Bella: for brothers Pamela: you never told me - what was the result of Sabrina's ultrasound? George: i have one on audiology Daniel Bienvenu: By the way, I have just enough cash to pay internet service for the next four months. Bella: oh.....boy Bella: name is picked too rich-c: who is your provider, Daniel? Daniel Bienvenu: ok .. and enough to pay for the Coleco Adam too Pamela: I think you might be a bit prejudiced on the subject of brothers, my dear Pamela: it's another boy? Bella: yup Daniel Bienvenu: My provider is Globetrotter (Telus) Pamela: what about timing - is she farther along than they thought? rich-c: does your area have access through a freenet, or can you get privileges at the Universite?
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changed username to New Driver Pamela: Jillian? rich-c: hello Gillian, got the ticket, did you? George: Bobs back New Driver: Hello all!
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changed username to Guy B. rich-c: what happened, Guy, fall off? Guy B.: Ok, I'm back. Browser got hung. New Driver: Yes it is. I was just searching for a cool way to make my announcement BobS: Hi Jill Pamela: CONGRATULATIONS!
New Driver changed username to Jillian George: hello new people and ones rejoining us Jillian: Thanks. :) Bella: so you're you're right up there with the Prime Minister eh Jillian? Pamela: and I'm shouting because that's such wonderful news BobS: CORNgradulations rich-c: what does Telus charge for your connection, Daniel? Jillian: I didn't even have to parrell park. Daniel Bienvenu: Globetrotter and my university share a few services so I don't pay the full price. Pamela: I know what an accomplishment it is - I was 27 before I got mine Daniel Bienvenu: it's about 120$ / 4months Pamela: you didn't? How did you get away with that? Guy B.: Hi Jill. Didn't see you come in. rich-c: sheesh! I pay $100 for six months Jillian: Tester didn't ask me to. He just asked me to back into a parking space in the parking lot. George: don't ask me rich-c: or do you have a DSL connection? Jillian: The silly thing is that before I went, I figured out how to nail it every time. Pamela: now i'm jealous. However, I didn't have to back in so I suppose we're square Jillian: When he told me to go back to the testing centre with out doing the parralel, I thought I had failed again. Pamela: I remember the day before my test - I put 150 kms on Katherines car and parallel parked about 50 times. Drove all over the city Jillian: He asked me if that was my best driving on my best day and I said no and I think that's why he passed me. George: i have a powerball ticket Jillian: I was only practicing at night on our street, but I did it at least three times every night for about 10 days. rich-c: bet of getting struck by lightning, George - the odds are much better Jillian: In other news, I'm back to work as well. George: i need a dream Pamela: Okay Erin, it's your turn to get your licence now Bella: i know the PM just got his so it is now my time Pamela: Has it really been a year? Jillian: Dream for world peace, George. Pamela: Wow, time flies Jillian: One year and two days. rich-c: like one of my buddies - when asked why she bought lottery tickets, she asked where else she could get such nice dreams for a buck Pamela: I'm serious Erin, you need to get going on this BobS: a nice sentament for undoubtably throwing good money after bad George: thats right Bella: i know, i know.......if i don't get it by August I have to start again Jillian: BRB Jeffrey alarm. Pamela: well, get practicing, kiddo Bella: i would rich-c: and dont worry if you dont feel you're driving very well Pamela: once you have the basics of how to drive a car, it's just a matter of practice George: yikes! rich-c: no one else on the road is either, and some will even admit it to themselves (if not publicly) Bella: if practice was available I would do it Pamela: after all, I was 17 when Dad taught me to drive
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: leaning on various brothers (you should pardon teh expression) might be useful Pamela: I never took formal lessons, just got lots of practice
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changed username to Ron Pamela: did it jump out in front of you George? Pamela: Hi, Ron BobS: ronald!!!!!!!! Bella: hi Ron Ron: hi all George: boy did it jump rich-c: aha, the wet coast reports in - thought you'd be flooded out Ron: Blown out was more like it Guy B.: HI Ron Ron: only just got full power back last night Pamela: I must admit, I haven't encountered any suicidal trees yet (or posts, or guard rails . . .) rich-c: I can guess about teh feet, but are you growing finger webs yet, Ron? George: Hi Ron Ron: We were out for several hours Sunday night, then when it returned we had a phase missing Pamela: the waiting is killing me Ron: Quite a light show on the pole in front of the house Ron: trees down all over the place rich-c: yes, I've seen a couple go down, and they really light things up George: the dogs are barking again Ron: indeed Pamela: Erin, if you can't get your Mom to go out with you, why not ask your friend when he's in town? rich-c: oh, i'll ask here - does anyone have Jack Pines" email address? Ron: Bob George: WHO LET THE DOGS OUT? Pamela: ooo, bad pun Bella: i couldn't do that....i'd have to drive Ari Forse one or the caddy anyway Pamela: well, if you drove AF1, you would at least be high off the ground and able to see over the other traffic BobS: yes Ronald ........... Bella: it's true but if I break it the prov will come after me Pamela: and if you learn on a large vehicle, afterwards you can drive anything Ron: Between the flu and the wind storms, I've had my mind on other things, and didn't get that disk mailed to you Ron: Are you desparate? BobS: oh well........ Pamela: know what Rin? They're so insured, it's not funny. Don't worry much about that Bella: LOL rich-c: speaking of which, Pam, should you do some practice on the Behemoth? BobS: NO, I sent out my version and put your version on the internet site as a ADAMEM version.....which it is George: here we are dealing with smallpox Ron: ok Sounds cool Pamela: do you want me to? I thought you didn't want me driving it? BobS: have NOT had time to figure out WHY the darn thing don't work Ron: Have just acquired a 486/66 with a 5-1/4 inch floppy - hoping it will provide me with an answer to all this Ron: No, I hear ya..... neither have I BobS: should Ron: yup George: i have a 486 50 Ron: did you get the battery? George: dx2 50 Bella: hey Pam...I got my pic taken with Brian Tobin BobS: I thikn that one or more files is corrupted.......I ppu the files onto a good basic and progam disk and it bombed also rich-c: is that a matter for bragging or complaining, Rin? BobS: yes got it Bella: i'm not sure.....i think he's cute though Pamela: neat - where did this happen? Bella: PM Xmas party in OTT Ron: no doubt. See, the problem was that the original came from a 1.4 meg floppy produced on the ADAM Pamela: so you did end up going to that . . . I wondered Pamela: did you like the flight better this time? Bella: oh yeah...i went Ron: the journey into IBM-land seemed to be somewhat traumatic, although it DID work on the emulator Bella: i loved the flight......i made sure i had window seats whenever possible and I've decided I prefer the Turboprops Pamela: well that's a switch, most people prefer the jets. I'm glad you liked it though. I love flying and I was hoping you would come to appreciate it rich-c: you catch on quick, girl - always much more reassuring to see the fans turning Bella: i'm a pro now Bella: jetsetter if you will Bella: LOL Pamela: groan! rich-c: besides, teh Dash-8 has a high wing so you get a better view Pamela: Ron, is that undefined your twin? Bella: the Turboprop is much more fun and "realistic" albeit louder Ron: tomorrow morning we fly cross the Rockies Bella: i got to see the wheels come down this time too rich-c: you're off to Edmonchuck for teh holidays, as usual? Ron: ya Bella: cross the Rockies would freak me out a bit rich-c: yes, and the Dash-8s land so much more smoothly Bella: they do Pamela: Know what Rin, you're so high it's not real Ron: going Westjet via Calgary Pamela: however, it is beautiful rich-c: not really Rin, you're three miles above them - does make for a nice geology lesson though Bella: that's true......feels like that now so it wouldn't be much different ...except mountains of course Bella: i'm sure it's beautiful
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Guy B. confirmed ban Pamela: I'll pose this question again now that there are more people here - are we going to reschedule for next week? And if so, what day? George: why are dogs barking on my computer? BobS: don't know what to do hon Pamela: you let the dogs out, George : ) Ron: good question, I'll probably try to make it in - s'long as it's not Christmas nite BobS: don't rightly know just WHAT I will be doing xmas night rich-c: you introduced a new program - knowingly or unknowingly, George BobS: tis xmas night ron
Daniel Bienvenu confirmed ban Pamela: well, I'll be at Mom and Dads and there's only one phone line there Ron: right, so I see George: what is it ? rich-c: Boxing Day a better bet? Pamela: 18+7=25 George: where can i find it? Pamela: my vote would be for Thursday Bella: wow Pam ...math? Ron: If sis runs true to form there will be at least 12 for Christmas dinner, and it'll be difficult to leave the crowd - much as I might want to Pamela: that's the codeine talking rich-c: what programs have you downloaded and installed recently, George? BobS: could prolly make it on 'Thurs George: nothing to my knowlage BobS: proabably that stinking AOl stuff rich-c: anything that might affect the registry - a music player, for instance? Ron: thur would be ok Pamela: Guy, what do you think? George: no rich-c: are we all agreed, then - Thursday Dec 26 at 9? BobS: YES rich-c: OK, consider it done Pamela: Is someone going to post that to the list so everyone knows? Ron: I'll vote for that rich-c: I guess one of those spy programs from AOL is trying to do something, then, George George: i have to get ready for endoscopy for Fri. Pamela: whazzat, George? Is it as unpleasant as it sounds? George: 27th George: i dread it Pamela: oh by the way, I think I'm proving the redhead / pain meds theory rich-c: OK I will post now - brb rich-c: the list has now been notified of the chat schedule Pamela: shall have to tell Dr. D. George: med time for me Ron: West Edmonto Mall Dec 24 Ron: Just like last year Pamela: are you actually going to attempt that Ron? Ron: I am a sucker for punishment Ron: probably Pamela: I'll say! Pamela: Rin, is your shopping done? Bella: are u joking? Ron: Last year I found it neat. Had coffee and a doughnut next to the skating rink and did some first class people watching Pamela: just checking to make suer I'm not alone Bella: oh no not at all Pamela: thank goodness Pamela: I think it's safe to say I am not my mother's daughter Daniel Bienvenu: off topic subject : Bioscopia, Syberia.. which one is the better puzzle game? Pamela: BTW Rin, I need a list from your end of the province rich-c: no, in that you take much more after your old man Ron: Message received and acknowledged Mr. Clee Bella: what do you mean? rich-c: Pam, you should be able to answer Daniel on that Pamela: I have no Christmas list for any of you Bella: oh...i dunno Daniel Bienvenu: Which game is more like Myst 1? Ron: We don't have any Mac people int he crowd eh? rich-c: your mother and I can be dealt with at any LCBO, Pam George: turn up the heat it's cold in here
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changed username to Pamela Pamela: Darn, I just got dumped Pamela: there, that's better rich-c: where you been, daughter? Pamela: I got das boot rich-c: I noticed a sudden bump in the server Pamela: did anyone else get dumped? BobS: not I said the michigander George: i got stuck Pamela: for once, I actually got a disconnect message Ron: there was a disturbance in the Force rich-c: George, do you have Norton Utilities on your computer? George: no Pamela: Erin, you there? Bella: yuppers Bella: did u get the mesg i sent re:list? rich-c: do you have anything that tracks changes in the registry? BobS: must ahve been the alignment of the moon and stars as adjusted for daylight savings time effedted by El Nino........ Pamela: okay - I was saying when I was so rudely kicked out that I need a Christmas list for you guys George: no Pamela: nope Bella: and I said I dunno Pamela: well that's no help
Jillian confirmed ban rich-c: then I guess you'll have to stay ignorant as to why Scotty was barking, unless he puts up a message Ron: must away good people. I have miles to go before I sleep Bella: well.....I'll have to ask Ron: see ya's next thurs BobS: have a good vacation Ron BobS: see ya later Pamela: please do. I have it in mind to do the same thing we did last year - deliver them in person Bella: nite Ron Merry Xmas Ron: tks sir. Will probably talk at ya's from the East side of the Rocks rich-c: OK Ron, enjoy the flight, happy landings, merry Christmas and see you Boxing Day (whew!) Ron: 'nite Bella: oooo that would be cool Pamela: Alright Ron - merry Christmas and good travelling George: who is leaving/
Ron left chat session George: nite Ron Pamela: well, I haven't discussed it with R or K at any length but that's what I'd like to do Pamela: Kimberly is for it in theory, it's just finding the time that's the problem for her Bella: i see Daniel Bienvenu: if i'm asking about syberia and bioscopia it's because a friend of have these game and I want a new puzzle game for the christmas holliday Bella: well it'll all work out Daniel Bienvenu: bye ron! George: they are closing our post office rich-c: it's also not the best time of year for drives through the snowstream, either Pamela: you know Dad, every time we've travelled down there, we've been incredibly lucky with the weather George: RUFF RUFF RUFF Pamela: nice dry conditions and not a lot of people on the road rich-c: sorry Daniel, I don't play games (except Freecell) - maybe Pamela will know since Russell plays a lot Guy B.: Well folks, got to run myself. So, if I don't see you all on Saturday. Have A Merry Christmas. I might not make it either on Christmas, depends what time I get home. Christmas is on Wednesday. Daniel Bienvenu: it's ok!
(The lights sudddenly go out) Jillian: I'm back!!!! Daniel Bienvenu: bye guy! Bella: Merry Xmas Guy! Pamela: Guy, reschedule to Thursday at nine Daniel Bienvenu: JOYEUX NOËL! Jillian: Merry Xmas Guy. Guy B.: Ok, Thursday I'll be there. BobS: bye Guy George: nite Guy Pamela: Merry Christmas to you and Jeanene and Abby rich-c: Right, Guy, Merry Christmas if we dont see you before, otherwise Thursday next week Pamela: Is Jeffy ok, Jillian? Jillian: Oh yeah, just hungry. rich-c: welcome back, Jill Guy B.: Thanks. Oh, I should scan the photo of the two with Santa and put it up on my website. rich-c: do that Guy, we'll enjoy it Jillian: He slurped down a whole bottle of milk and went back to dream land Guy B.: Ok, bye everyone. Pamela: please do Guy - I want to see that George: Merry Christmas Happy New Year
Guy B. left chat session Pamela: Jillian, we have taken a vote and decided to move chat to Thursday next week Jillian: I was trying to read what I had missed, but you all talk too much. Pamela: je m'excuse! rich-c: that's the idea of chat, Jill ;-) George: oh my Jillian: Good idea. Although if anyone is on on Christmas, maybe I could convince Neil to get on. Jillian: We'll be in Brooklin. rich-c: Pam, can you suggest a good puzzle or RPG game to Daniel? Pamela: okay Rin, here's the scoop - if the weather is decent while we're down there, you and I are going driving, okay? Jillian: Simple puzzle or complex puzzle. Bella: sounds good rich-c: sorry Jill, everyone else needs Boxing Day to make it Pamela: I don't have any suggestions unfortunately rich-c: I'd say decently challenging, Jill George: ? Jillian: Computer or real life? Daniel Bienvenu: it's ok! i will choose one (random) Pamela: try them both and give us a review Daniel: ) Pamela: Rin, think you can handle a Taurus? Jillian: I've been working on two puzzles recently. Jillian: One called Picture Logic and the other Block puzzle. rich-c: you mean computer game puzzles? Bella: i'm sure i could Pamela: okay. Done. Jillian: On my palm pilot actually. George: Can you handle a Y-Rex Daniel Bienvenu: ooooh! a review? i will try to! George: T-Rex Pamela: The nice thing about your neck of hte woods is there are lots of open roads and not a lot of traffic. Jillian: Picture Logic is nonograms to solve and has 900+ pictures to choose from. I've done about 600 Pamela: What;s a t-rex, George? Bella: exactly rich-c: yes, drive down to Cilento and bring back a bottle or two for dinner George: the dinosaur Pamela: not a lot of places to hit things : ) Daniel Bienvenu: the lastest "puzzle game" for PC I played was Clue Chronicle. rich-c: oh, that's what I'm driving now - the Behemoth Pamela: I was talking about the car George Pamela: so Dad do you want me to get some practice on Behemoth? George: everything is going dark rich-c: Danile, there are likely game reviews on the Toronto Computes!/ Computr Paper website - tcp.ca I think it is Jillian: Breathe George, In and Out. George: i can't rich-c: well, Pam, you wre talking about needing practice on large vehicles - it's pretty large Jillian: Asthama? Jillian: Concentrate on breathing out slowly. Pamela: what I was referring to was for Erin, Dad - if she gets her practice on large vehicles ie minivan or the Caddy, she'll be able to handle anything Jillian: The Behemoth is definitly large. Pamela: no argument there! Pamela: damn thing has a hood a mile long rich-c: and his ribs are of copper, and he drinketh up the river.... Pamela: trunk, too BobS: gotta go kids...... BobS: will plan on next Thurs BobS: ADIOS Jillian: Ok Bob. Nite, Nite. Tell Judy hello. BobS: amigos rich-c: the description in teh Book of Job is quite accurate - but then, it was contemporary Pamela: Okay Bob - Merry Christmas to all of you BobS: Merry Xmas to ya'll also !!!!!!!!!! Pamela: very funny, Daddyh
BobS left chat session rich-c: Merry Christmas to all Slopsemas, and see you Boxing Day! George: oh no i'm going out Jillian: On boxing day? Pamela: BREATHE, George Jillian: We'll be going out, but all of the stores are closed by 9. Jillian: so we'll be home. Jillian: Can any one tell me if Ron has announced dates? Pamela: you're going to brave a mall on Boxing Day Jillian? You're a braver soul than I. rich-c: ah, youth - once I was masochistic enough to shop on Boxing Day, too rich-c: but I learned my lesson on that point long ago Pamela: not as far as I know, Jillian Jillian: It's a tradition in the Wick family. Shopping on both Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. Jillian: I have to work on 24 so can't miss 26 Pamela: I won't have any money left rich-c: well, as long as you do it in Brooklin - just dont try in Toronto! Jillian: Are you kidding? The Eaton's centre is the best. Pamela: I finish Friday at 4:30 and am not back until the 27th. 1.5 days vacation, six days off - not too shabby Jillian: I totally forgot to request vacation days, before I went back to work. Pamela: oops Jillian: So now I've got to work. Pamela: Erin, when are you off? Bella: Friday Bella: have to go back on the 2nd Pamela: the 20th or 27th? Jillian: It's kindof frustrating because I'm still in re-training until the 30th so have to go in and just read Pamela: Rin, are you working the 23rd and 24th? Pamela: hello? Jillian: I'm still here but things have slowed waay down. rich-c: well, some of us are here Pamela: things just suddenly stopped so I wondered rich-c: yes, there was a similar slowdown when you got dumped Pamela: anyway, I think my meds just kicked in, so I'd better take advantage of that and go to bed Jillian: Supper arrived on this side and distracted me. rich-c: Jill, has Dale shown you how to keep the mailing list going yet? George: oh god i passed out Jillian: No not yet. but I haven't forgotten to keep bugging him. rich-c: OK Pam, if not before see you Christmas afternoon Pamela: you were supposed to be breathing George - are you okay? Daniel Bienvenu: JOYEUX NOËL! Jillian: Nite Pam. Hope Santa treats you good. George: no, i was out Daniel Bienvenu: merry chirstmas <-> joyeux noel! Pamela: Dad, will call before then probably but won't get over there before Christmas day rich-c: sounds like you need some rest, George Daniel Bienvenu: but you allready know that by viewing waltdisney cartoons. George: i have to go Pamela: 8 years of school french - that's one of theonly things I remember Jillian: WD? Where is it in WD? Pamela: george, go to bed rich-c: actually, Daniel, right now George is the only one here without at least a little French Jillian: Nite George. Have a good Christmas. George: nite all Pamela: Merry Christmas to all
George left chat session rich-c: merry christmas, George, see you Saturday or next Thursday Pamela: Jillian, give Jeffy a special Christmas hug for us Pamela: and one for yourself rich-c: night, daughter Jillian: Will do. He's still incredibly huggable. Pamela: I love the built - in models! Pamela: See you next Thursday. I'm outta here. Pamela: poof! Daniel Bienvenu: i saw many times christmas cartoons in english with words "JOYEUX NOEL".
Pamela left chat session rich-c: really? I cant recall that, but then it is a long time since I saw any cartoons Jillian: oh ok. I tend not to notice such things as my brain just interprets them and moves on. Daniel Bienvenu: the one i remember is with mickey, donald and dingo... the words are on the house Jillian: I can also read upside down without realizing I'm doing it. Daniel Bienvenu: dingo = goofy rich-c: I have never seen a Disney film en francais
Bella left chat session Jillian: I would have thought WD would be more likely to have "Feliz Navidad" (sp) rich-c: yes, there has always been a fair bit of Spanish or Mexican allusion in Disney work Jillian: Lots of Disney stuff comes in French though. They did a really amazing history of math film that I saw in french in gr10 or so. rich-c: oh yes, I doubt they'd have built Euro-Disney if they weren't very aware of the potential market rich-c: that's not to say they understood the market, of course Jillian: Is Euro-Disney still around? I thought it flopped. rich-c: anyway, folks, tile for us old folks to pack it in rich-c: Jillian, merry Christmas to you and Dale and Jeffy, and teh family Jillian: I had better go as well. My days start early now that Jeffy's in day care. Jillian: Have a good Christmas and say hello to Frances for me please. rich-c: Daniel, joyeux noel, and see you next Thursday (or Saturday?) Jillian: Is that how to spell her name? I can never remember. Jillian: Sorry if it's incorrect. rich-c: right Jill, men are -is, women -es Daniel Bienvenu: probably Saturday! rich-c: so merry christmas, joyeux noel, and see you next week Jillian: Do you have lots of snow Daniel? rich-c: hope for it, Daniel. A la prochaine, then Daniel Bienvenu: so there is no chat session this wed. ok! Daniel Bienvenu: lot of snow? one feet? rich-c: no, it's Thursday instead Jillian: We have none. That's one thing that I miss from living in Toronto. rich-c: see you there
rich-c left chat session Daniel Bienvenu: I think it's your turn to quit.... Daniel Bienvenu: what's new? Jillian: I have been back at work since Monday. Jillian: It's hard to get back into the groove. Daniel Bienvenu: and your Coleco projects? Jillian: I'm still working on the plan for my game. Jillian: I have most of the dependencies worked out, but none of the graphics and only a bare minimum of the map. Jillian: It's going slower than I thought it would. Jillian: What are you working on? Jillian: Are you still there? Jillian: oh well. It seems that the connection has died or something. Jillian: Good night and merry Christmas.
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