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Chat for Wed 2003-11-19 21:06:52

Dr.D.: Hello?
Dr.D.: Is anyone here?
Dr.D.: Case keeping you busy, James?
Dr.D. moved to room The Garden
Dr.D. moved to room The Lounge
Dr.D. moved to room The Kitchen
Dr.D. moved to room The Hallway
Dr.D. moved to room Meeting Place
Dr.D.: Nobody is alive.
Dr.D.: Ho hi, ho hi, it's off to work go I.
Dr.D.: Under the sea
Dr.D.: Under the sea
Dr.D.: All of the people
Dr.D.: On the _Titanic_
Dr.D.: Under the sea!
Dr.D.: Stupid California mystic expert halitosis
Dr.D.: Even though the smell of it is something quite atrocious
moved to room Meeting Place
Dr.D.: If you smell it long enough you'll die of a thrombosis
changed username to BobS
Dr.D.: Hi BobS.
BobS: hih guys BRB
Dr.D.: James seemeth to be asleep.
Dr.D.: And now Bob :-)
Dr.D.: When you wish upon a fish
Dr.D.: Makes no difference what you wish
Dr.D.: If you wish upon a fish
Dr.D.: It won't come true.
Dr.D.: In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.
Dr.D.: The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.
Dr.D.: Why *will* you say that I am mad?
moved to room Meeting Place
moved to room Meeting Place
changed username to Defined in Comox
Defined in Comox: materialized.... am I here?
changed username to Judy
Dr.D.: in wild cherry and honey lemon.
Dr.D.: Hi Ron.
Judy: Hello, everyone
Defined in Comox: 'Lo
moved to room Meeting Place
changed username to james
james: good morning
Dr.D.: And James is alive again.
Defined in Comox: Hi Judy, Bob, Dr. D., James
james: was on diaper duty and decided to take a shower
james: that must be ron
Dr.D.: Got sprayed that bad, huh?
Defined in Comox: yup
james: lol, fortunately, no
Dr.D.: Couldn't resist :=)
Defined in Comox: eating grapes from our very own vine
james: though i could relate an incident a year ago where we were horribly tired and jetlagged and case at 8 months decided to help me wipe him
Dr.D.: You weren't angry when you planted them, were you, Ron?
Judy: that sounds good, would you send me some?
Defined in Comox: they been here for years. Weren't me what planted 'em.... I just eat 'em
james: lol
moved to room Meeting Place
changed username to Guy B.
Dr.D.: You know what they'd be if you had been angry when they were planted...
james: oh ron, a cheque for 25 big ones is on its way to you
Defined in Comox: fax cq grapes
james: the grapes of wrath :P
Dr.D.: Bingo!
Guy B.: Greetings!
Dr.D.: Forgive my brain, it's been awake since 2:10 AM.
Dr.D.: Hello Guy.
Defined in Comox: burning the candle at both ends Dr D.?
Defined in Comox: results in a shortened candle
Guy B.: I'm on the notebook testing a new firewall software.
Dr.D.: Big lab seminar to give today at 3:30 PM.
Defined in Comox: aha
Dr.D.: Got nothing but interruptions last week while trying to prepare for it.
Dr.D.: So I almost ran out of time.
james: you need a german designed bunker
Dr.D.: I seem to have pulled it off, though...everyone was very happy with it.
Defined in Comox: t'was ever thus...... remember it well..... that sort of presentation
Dr.D.: Today I did turn the pointer on the "Universal Rich Locator" on my office door to the Mr. Yuk sign, "GO AWAY".
Dr.D.: I don't use it very much, but today was the day for it.
Defined in Comox: I used to end mine up with words like, "if we don't get approval for this, airplanes will fall from the sky."
Guy B.: You had one of those days Dr. D.
Dr.D.: I finished printing the last master page at 3:15 PM and running the final copies at 3:26 PM.
Defined in Comox: hell 4 minutes..... an eternity
Dr.D.: No airplanes would fall here, nor even slugs.
james: @ron, that's a scary thing for you to say since you were an air traffic controller, right?
Dr.D.: But somehow I made it work, talked for 90 minutes and had good questions and comments from the audience.
Defined in Comox: good
Dr.D.: Just me falling out of the sky now...ZZZZZzzzzzzz......
Defined in Comox: Not an air trafffic controller James, but I used to review their financial proposals for tech equipment
james: heh heh
james: *whump*
Defined in Comox: No sleeping Dr.D
Defined in Comox: That's for your students
Dr.D.: "Calculate the change in surface area of a fully-laden DC-9 dropping from an altitude of 20,000 feet"
Defined in Comox: at 32 feet per second per second
Dr.D.: "Assume a perfectly inelastic collision with the ground."
Defined in Comox: They don't bounce too good
james: lol
Dr.D.: "You may not assume massless ropes or massless, frictionless pulleys."
Defined in Comox: Nope. nothing like that
james: i never got as far as dynamics. i left that to the aero people
Defined in Comox: actually, our funders got rather tired of that phrase
moved to room Meeting Place
Defined in Comox: ATC always expected a blank check, and never understood when they didn't get it
Dr.D.: Your funders care about rope and pulley mass? :-)
changed username to Frances
james: that's how we get planes to take off in canada, rich :P
Dr.D.: Frances!!!!!! How are you and Richard?
james: just hoist 'em up and hope they fly
Guy B.: Hi Frances. How's Rich doing?
Dr.D.: But where do you hang the skyhook, James?
Frances: Hi, everyone. Richard is doing very well
Dr.D.: Yay!
Frances: He will be home on Friday
Dr.D.: Did you all see Frances' photo that I put up?
Guy B.: Good to hear. Doing some more walking?
james: how about a mechanical launching system
Defined in Comox: good news
BobS: and when is he "let out" ????
Frances: Friday, Bob
Dr.D.: Trebouchet sounds good, James.
BobS: cool !!!!!!
Defined in Comox: hey! All Right
BobS: but no laptop I gather as of now
james: ground based using some kind of mag-lev acceleration rather than burning half the fuel on take-off
Judy: that is wonderful, Frances
james: glad to hear he is doing well, frances
Dr.D.: Yes, the Medieval Society here has one...
Frances: No, no laptop
BobS: he is gonna be having withdrawal
Dr.D.: Or the Wile E. Coyote method of rubber-band launch...
james: lol
Guy B.: Beep-Beep
Dr.D.: No withdrawal once he sees all the spam backlog...
Defined in Comox: :)
Frances: He walks quite well, climbs stairs one step at a time, showers, gets up and down etc. by himself
james: it amazes me we're still using something as crude as rockets to get things into orbit
james: @frances, that must be good that he's reasonably mobile. i imagine he was getting frustrated
Guy B.: That's great.
Dr.D.: Until the Heisenberg Compensator is invented, we can't have a transporter beam.
Frances: No spam backup - good wee wifey has been checking that every day
james: space elevator is theoretically feasible
Dr.D.: No 10 million messages about pills and insurance and Ethiopian financial scams...
BobS: and he doesn't even know what a help you are, right??????
(BobS winks)
james: or at least direct ground to orbit planes that use aerodynamic lift
Frances: James, he has been mobile for a fair while
Defined in Comox: shouldn't have to take anything physical at all..... simply transmit consciousness, rent a body at the other end
moved to room Meeting Place
changed username to Pamela
Judy: Hi, Pam
Dr.D.: NASA keeps designing them, gets about 3/4 along and then finds out the design won't fly, it's scrapped, back to the drawing board, another $1B gone.
Pamela: good day, all
james: spam. i get one more copy of that stupid "MS Corporation Security Dept" spam ..
Frances: Right, Ron. No hip joint replacements
Guy B.: Hi Pam
Dr.D.: Pamela, long time no typee.
Defined in Comox: yes
Defined in Comox: Hi Pamela
BobS: good day mate !!!!!!
james: @dr d. i thought at some point there was an international competition of sorts to design such a vehicle
BobS: or is it mate'ess
james: is that still going or was it scrapped too?
Frances: Richard's main problem is that the bad leg is still not functioning perfectly,
Pamela: I managed to stay awake Rich
Dr.D.: X33 was scrapped.
james: hi pam!
Defined in Comox: Einstein's unified field theory
Dr.D.: Orbital Space Plane was scrapped.
Defined in Comox: and while we're at it, we need a time machine
Pamela: what are we talking about?
james: rockets.. 98% of the fuel to carry the mass of the fuel
Defined in Comox: defying the law of gravity
Dr.D.: The whole sordid tale is retold in one of the chapters of the Columbia Accident Investigation Report, Volume 1.
james: 2% payload and they wonder why it costs so much to launch a satellite
Defined in Comox: We want to leave and go somewhere else
Dr.D.: I got my hardcopy about 3 weeks is totally fascinating reading, an excellent technical report.
Dr.D.: Guy has decamped.
Pamela: where did Guy go?
james: are you an aviation buff?
Frances: Understandable by anyone without a PhD?
Defined in Comox: flying off into space
Dr.D.: Treboucheted him back to Chicago :-)
james: lol
Pamela: that was some slingshot effect !
Dr.D.: Yes, Frances.
james: i wanna get one of those someday but i doubt it would help me with anything technical
Dr.D.: I estimate no higher than 8th-grade reading level.
Dr.D.: And very nice charts and graphs.
james: 8th grade eh.. pushing it but i think i could manage :P
Dr.D.: *AND* an entire polemic against PowerPoint briefing slides.
Dr.D.: Made my day, page 183 I think it is.
Defined in Comox: good. glad to hear it
Frances: in the report?
Dr.D.: You can see PDF versions of the report at
Pamela: Ron, why are you defined? Were you undefined earlier?
Defined in Comox: yes.... very tenuous
Dr.D.: Yes, in the report. A genuine tirade against them, and a blistering critique of one slide in particular.
Defined in Comox: unmaterialized
Pamela: we've gotta get that transporter fixed
Dr.D.: Michaelson and Morley proved there was no ether. Ron decided to make one.
james: ok, i'm off to my other job. gotta earn my keep around here :P
Dr.D.: Bye James.
Defined in Comox: yep..... ended up embedded in a mountain west of Edmonton..... with toes sticking out
Pamela: alright James - have a good day
james: will catch up with you again next week. too bad you're all on daylight saving time
Defined in Comox: not pretty
Judy: bye James
BobS: by james
Defined in Comox: see ya James
Pamela: I have this picture in my head now - toes wiggling
Defined in Comox: yup..... muffled screams.... you got it
BobS: OFF daylight savings time
Frances: bye, James
Dr.D.: My toes wiggle. They are cold in the basement here.
Defined in Comox: So now Frances..... rich must be eager to be free
james: bye all, bye frances. send my best to rich
Pamela: it's a trend, Rich
james: *poof*
james left chat session
Frances: get a heating pad, Rich
BobS: ya'll need a HEATER
Dr.D.: All the trendy guys are into toe-wiggling around here. I gotta keep up appearances, y'know.
BobS: right at foot level
Dr.D.: I have one for when it gets really cold, Bob.
Defined in Comox: By the way..... you guys who were up Mt. Washington...... it's now covered with snow
Pamela: doesn't this weather qualify?
Dr.D.: Actually it's still sorta comfy outside here in Cleveland.
Pamela: damp and icky, that is
BobS: OH MAN !!!!!!!!!
Frances: I don't know, Ron. Around the hospital he gets lots of attention
BobS: gonna be in low 60's tomorrow
Defined in Comox: yes... Frances, he should remember that
Dr.D.: Fortunately we got all our leaves raked last Sunday.
Dr.D.: It can precipitate all it wants to now :-)
Pamela: shhhhh! don't say that too loud - you never know who's listening
Frances: But at home, he has the computer
Judy: I am glad it is there Ron and not here?
Defined in Comox: Wonder if the whiskeyjacks stay there in winter?
Defined in Comox: never been up there in the winter
Dr.D.: "I'm Mister Cold Miser, I'm Mister Snow...I'm Mister White Christmas, I'm Mister 40-Below."
Frances: When I goy home about 8:30 it was a clear and starry night
Pamela: you know Mom, I figure that if we bring him home and drop him into the office, he won't even notice we're gone
Frances: Probably. Although we can't let sit there too long
Frances: let him
Dr.D.: Right Frances, he needs to move all the time.
Dr.D.: Has he got his mobility back at the knee etc.?
Frances: And pay attention to his posture
Defined in Comox: zzzzzzzzz...... I'm in the recliner
Pamela: we can't ride herd on him 24/7 - perhaps a tape? "Richard, don't sit there too long" "Richard, don't twist" etc.
Frances: Up to a point, Rich. The knee bends fairly well, the whole leg not so well
Dr.D.: Elanor could record the tape...she can be whiney...
Pamela: send Memorex!
Dr.D.: ...or sing "Particle Man" at him all day.
Frances: He told me tonight that he got caught twice in a row crossing his right leg over his left
Pamela: by whom?
Frances: the therapist
Dr.D.: Modesty police?
Pamela: shame on him
BobS: naughty naughty
BobS: WHY is that bad ??????
Dr.D.: Stresses the hip joint.
Frances: no, can't let the bad leg cross the centre line of the body
Defined in Comox: glad somebody asked
Defined in Comox: oh ok
Dr.D.: I don't know if it's a permanent prohibition or not.
BobS: now.....the "bad" leg is the one not with a new hip?????
Dr.D.: It could be part of the physical design of the new hip joint, an engineering limitation.
Pamela: no, the bad leg is the one with the new hip
Frances: can't bend more than 90 degrees, preferably less, can't twist the body
Dr.D.: Are these permanent limits, Frances?
Frances: no, not permanent but for at least 6 weeks and probably more like 3 months
Dr.D.: Okay.
BobS: gotcha
Dr.D.: Probably just trying to let everything get good and healed up.
Dr.D.: Allow new bone to grow around the titanium etc.
Frances: it is to allow the muscles, tendons, etc. to heal after the excavation and get stronger
Frances: he is supposed to do exercises to promote this
Dr.D.: Home he will probably be itching to chat at 3:00 PM Saturday?
Pamela: by all means
Dr.D.: I can make sure I'm near a terminal then if so.
Pamela: bet he'll be on the Autoweek website as soon as he can too
Frances: I would think so, Rich
Dr.D.: Okay.
Frances: Yes, daughter, and I told Steve Hanley he was coming home but not to tell so Richard could surprise them all
Dr.D.: So Pam, where's your cousin? I haven't heard much from her lately.
Pamela: Dad will like that
Pamela: I don't know Rich, i haven't had a chance to call her and didn't see her while she was here - too busy
Frances: Last week she at the Liberal convention
Frances: don't know about this week
Dr.D.: As long as it's politics, I won't worry :-)
Pamela: I left her a message but didn't hear back
Dr.D.: Still angling for a Toronto job?
Pamela: oh, absolutely
Dr.D.: Any luck?
Frances: Her mom was here too and we had dinner
Pamela: not as far as I know
Dr.D.: Sigh.
Pamela: I'm sure she'll tell us if she's successful
Dr.D.: I know she's keen to stop her charwoman job.
Frances: Both she and her mother have applied for political jobs
Pamela: yes, she's not very enthusiastic about cleaning up after other people. If you'd seen her bedroom, you'd understand why : )
Dr.D.: We need a Ministry for Retrocomputing.
Frances: Her mom works nights at a Tim Hortons and would be nice, and a lot easier for her, to have an office job
Frances: hasn't she outgrown the teenage bedroom sydrome, Pam?
Dr.D.: As one of the guys in my fraternity put it, there's a difference between clutter and filth. I can deal with clutter (I'm very cluttered), but I hate filth.
Pamela: not in the least Mom
Frances: Oh, dear. You did
Pamela: last I checked, at least there was still a path
Pamela: well - sort of : )
Dr.D.: Clutter is ColecoVision game carts all over. Filth is last week's supper dishes all over.
Pamela: I at least shovel out on occasion
Frances: not to mention a 1/4" of dust, and spiderwebs
Pamela: usually when we're expecting important guests, or when the dust bunnies threaten to take over
Judy: then she better not become a mom, then you clean up after everyone
Dr.D.: "Shovel out this afternoon, entertain guests tonight."
Pamela: and you wonder why I don't have kids Judy?
Frances: My Richard and Pam's Russell are both hoarders
Dr.D.: You can get some pretty nifty things from kids by trading clean-up with them...
Judy: I see!!!
Dr.D.: Pack-rat-ism.
Frances: will it work on husbands?
Defined in Comox: some body call my name?
Pamela: how's this for the pot calling the kettle black though - currently, I'm sitting at the computer surrounded by about ten loads of laundry, a pile of empty boxes, a drying rack, luggage and ten years worth of accumulated craft stuff
Frances: no but do you have a bad conscience?
Dr.D.: I could answer that...not sure I ought to here :-)
Pamela: (not to mention the hundreds of books!)
Dr.D.: (replying to the "work on husbands?" comment)
Judy: time for a throw out session
Dr.D.: Your trash is my treasure :-)
Defined in Comox: doesn't work around here
Pamela: well Judy, the books stay no matter what - after all, I am my parents daughter : )
Frances: I think I mentioned that I've been doing housecleaning
Pamela: the boxes will go with Kimberly
Defined in Comox: I give away an LC 475, and in comes a Mac II ci
Pamela: the laundry will get washed (soon I hope, because I'm running out of things to wear)
Dr.D.: Law of conservation of retrocomputers, Ron.
Defined in Comox: yes... old computers are neither created nor destroyed
Frances: I cleaned off the top of a bookcase in Richard's room after finding 1/4" of dust up there
Judy: I took off the day and made ornaments at Meijer Gardens today
Dr.D.: I want to take off a day!!!!!!!
Pamela: the drying rack will get put to good use again soon
Defined in Comox: Actually it was a II si not a ci
Pamela: I'm jealous Judy
Dr.D.: (green as a grape I am)
Frances: Christmas ornaments, Judy?
Judy: they have a ton of Christmas trees to decorate
Pamela: ooooh, strange mental picture Rich
Defined in Comox: ya got that right pilgrim
Pamela: I concur, Bob
Defined in Comox: well put Dr. D.
Defined in Comox: but maybe Einstein's unified field theory can solve that too
Judy: yes, the garden has a Christmas tree display of trees from around the world
Dr.D.: (some anonymous graffito seen 25 years ago)
Frances: get to be a senior citizen, then you can twiddle your thumbs - as long as you have a wife, of course
Dr.D.: haha
Dr.D.: or maybe not haha
Pamela: current evidence to the contrary Mom?
Defined in Comox: I'm in that netherland between 55 and 65
Judy: talk about Large trees and all real
Dr.D.: Pam, don't let your Mom crack up.
Defined in Comox: too old to work, too young to be a senior
Pamela: I'm assisting in holding her together Rich
Frances: I am being well daughtered
Dr.D.: I can send duct tape if you like.
Pamela: but, she's doing the majority of the work
Pamela: the handy person's secret weapon
moved to room Meeting Place
Dr.D.: Or chocolate.
changed username to barbie
barbie: hello pamela
Frances: the damn operation sent my anxiety level into the stratosphere, and my blood pressure too
Pamela: Mom?
Frances: what
barbie: pam where's rin?
Pamela: oh, never mind
Pamela: Rie is that you?
barbie: yep
Pamela: I don't know - what do you mean where is she?
barbie: i assumes she'd be here?
Judy: that bad, Frances?
Dr.D.: She's not hiding in this stove!
Pamela: nope, not here yet
barbie: ohhh
barbie: ok then
barbie: ohh well
barbie: so how is every1???
Pamela: was she planning on being here?
barbie: how's unclce richard?
Pamela: crazy busy, Rie
Pamela: He's doing well - they're discharging him from the rehab hospital on Friday
Judy: hi, Marie
Frances: yes, Judy - I saw my doctor today and it wasn't too bad when she took it and she says that it probably improve
moved to room Meeting Place
barbie: hi judy
Pamela: he's in much improved spirits now that the pain level has dropped
changed username to Daniel Bienvenu
Pamela: HI, Daniel
Daniel Bienvenu: yes, i made it
Judy: I went off my blood pressure med today, my pressure has been so low
barbie: that's good
Daniel Bienvenu: hi!
Dr.D.: Hi Daniel.
Frances: Ah, Daniel Bon soir
Defined in Comox: Daniel = Hi
Daniel Bienvenu: Bonsoir Frances :)
Pamela: he's able to walk with a cane, climb stairs and is doing lots of physio
Judy: are you on blood pressure med, now, Frances?
Defined in Comox: brb
Judy: hi, Daniel
barbie: that's great jason's granfather had his hiiip replaced on halloween
Frances: Yes, Altace and a water pill
Daniel Bienvenu: (just a word to tell you that the virus AVG found in CCI... is not a virus... it's a false virus detection)
Pamela: now there's a date for you!
Frances: started on them afteer the TIA
Daniel Bienvenu: (found the information in more than one forum)
Pamela: how old is his granddad, Rie?
barbie: 90
Dr.D.: Trick or Treat, indeed!
Pamela: wow! How is he faring?
Frances: 90! wonderful
barbie: thay relased him 8 days after to his house he still lives byhimself
barbie: well he fell once
Frances: after, at home?
Judy: oh, that is right, are you also on a blood thiner
barbie: but over all doning good from what i can understand
barbie: yeah at hoime
Frances: no, no blood thinner
Pamela: do you know what caused him to fall Rie?
barbie: he saidj he got dizzy
Dr.D.: Gravitons?
barbie: he doesn't speak much english
Frances: do I gather that he did not damage the new hip?
Dr.D.: That was bad.
barbie: no he went for x-rays after
Dr.D.: Seems very dangerous to send him home alone!
Pamela: what does he speak?
Frances: A 90-year-old should not be sent home alone after 8 days
Judy: you have to just calm down after Richard comes home and then have it checked again
Dr.D.: Fall on new hip, may break it so a new one can't be installed.
barbie: lebanese
Dr.D.: Sounds like social work missed one.
Pamela: really!
Frances: well, Judy, I think I am improving
Frances: I have been sleeping well, which makes everything worse
Pamela: having said that, it occurs to me that I know next to nothing about Jason
Frances: have not been sleeping well
Pamela: tell all, Marie
barbie: what do u wan ttoo know??
Dr.D.: Elanor says hi (on her way to the fridge)
Judy: that makes more sense
Pamela: age, background, employment, siblings, shady past - anything you care to dish
Pamela: hello Elanor - have a munchie for me
Dr.D.: Elanor-munch munch]
Daniel Bienvenu: hello Elanor! :)
barbie: 26 burgenvest securities 1 bro younger no shady past "good boy"
Judy: say hi back Dr D
Frances: when Richard gets home, we will be back on our normal routines and I will not have to spend 4 hours coming and going
Dr.D.: Greetings conveyed, Judy.
Dr.D.: Who are you gals scouting out?
Defined in Comox: Tell Elanor I want something from the fridge too
Frances: who is Jason?
Pamela: Marie's significant other
barbie: my boyfriend
Frances: Oh
Dr.D.: (blush)
Judy: is the hospital that far from you?
Dr.D.: Sorry to intrude.
barbie: it's ok dr.d
Pamela: eh - no prob!
BobS: Json the HUNKSTER
Dr.D.: Let's try to avoid TMI, though.
Pamela: I didn't get to vet this one before she moved in on him
barbie: lol
barbie: i don't know i'm a bad 1 for saying TMI
Frances: first hospital about 45 to 50 minutes, second 35 to 40, not allowing for rush hour and subway breakdowns
barbie: i'll send a pic pam once i get them i'll have to mail it too you
Judy: oh, doesn't sound like fun at all
Pamela: although i must admit I hear good things from Erin and from Aunt Cynthia
barbie: he's great
barbie: if u met him on the street you be like what?????????
Pamela: it's about time you found a great one Marie - you deserve him
barbie: he doesn't look like somebody i would date
Frances: in the last 2 1/2 weeks, there have been 4 sybway problems- I must be a jinx
barbie: he's like siuts and buisiness man like and here i am
Pamela: I saw pictures of your Niagara trip Marie, remember?
barbie: wild child X3
barbie: ohh yeha
Judy: you have to go for plain white bread, Marie
BobS: bummer Frances
Pamela: you're talking to the girl who never has the same colour hair two weeks in a row Judy
Pamela: she's calmed down a lot though
Pamela: right Rie?
Dr.D.: Maybe she's bald this week...
Frances: one day, I got on the subway at Lawrence, sat down and began to read and it was a while before I realized that the train was not moving
Defined in Comox: bald is good
Judy: but if you want someone steady and dependable you have to have plain white bread
Frances: how plain whole wheat, Judy?
Judy: the book was that good?
barbie: i've haven't changed that much pam
barbie: i'm ablond now
Dr.D.: I think I'm high fiber...\
Pamela: BLOND????!!
Defined in Comox: Daniel..... your next software assignment - should you choose to accept it...... the ADAM Community Chat Room Simulatorr
Frances: yes and I'm a reader and I nearly always read on the subway
barbie: blond on top and red under neith
Defined in Comox: it must generate random conversation about at least 100 subjects simultaneously]
Pamela: okay, this I have to see, Marie - send pictures
barbie: i don't have any recent i'll have to get some
Defined in Comox: maintaining threads and individual logs
Dr.D.: There's a bot that someone wrote to trap web-crawlers.
Pamela: yes, you must
Defined in Comox: interjected with flying cans of Diet coke as appropriate
Frances: turns out there was a power outage at Wellesley station in donwtown TO and they were turning trains one station north - Wellesley was where I wanted to get off
Dr.D.: It generates random webpages from garbled snippets of text it looks up from dictionaries.
barbie: i know i'll have some from christmas
Pamela: Diet coke does not fly - too messy!
Defined in Comox: something like that, yes
Dr.D.: So the crawlers just keep looking and looking, because each random page has more links to more random pages.
Dr.D.: Some crawlers have been stuck for weeks.
barbie: i would had have some from a tri[ my daddy and i were going to take but his friend passed away
Defined in Comox: and if a participant names herself Rin, the the system must generate a different Alias each chat
Pamela: how is your Dad, anyway?
Defined in Comox: anyone from Comox is always 1/2 hour late
Frances: How about the one that names himself Ron?
Defined in Comox: Alias's also
barbie: he's good he went on zyban toi quiet smoking and he gain back 17 pounds he's good
Pamela: he's feeling better?
Dr.D.: And Dr.D. keeps falling asleep at the keyboard...I am now over 20 hours now, so I think I'd better hang up and go to sleep.
barbie: yeha
BobS: ya you need some slee[
Frances: Yes you should Rich
Dr.D.: If Ms. Rin shows up, tell her hi for me.
Judy: good night Dr D
Defined in Comox: me too, and I have no excuse except this damned recliner
Pamela: yes Rich
Pamela: we will : )
barbie: his throat still get sore b/c he now has no syliva glands
Daniel Bienvenu: "off topic": Question: Someone here lives in Canada AND can record something for me (canal MUSICMAX)?
Frances: Get out of the recliner, then Ron
Dr.D.: Starbase Cleveland closing hailing frequencies for tonight....
Dr.D.: <poof>
Pamela: good night Rich
Defined in Comox: I know
Dr.D. left chat session
Defined in Comox: unable here Daniel, we don't have digital
Pamela: is there a remedy for that Marie?
BobS: maybe Pam........
barbie: no
barbie: lots of water
barbie: he now carries a bottle of water or whatever at all times
Pamela: good for him
Pamela: maybe me whaat, Bob?
Frances: What is canal MUSICMAX, Daniel?
Pamela: do you mean channel Daniel?
Frances: I believe that is the French word
Defined in Comox: canal =channel
Daniel Bienvenu: ok, second try... Question: Someone (lives in Canada or not) here can record something for me this saturday and sunday? (canal MUSIMAX)
Daniel Bienvenu: yes channel
Pamela: not one I get, Daniel - what is it?
Frances: Daniel, is that TV or radio
Pamela: allo?
barbie: anyways i'm going to head out
Daniel Bienvenu: Ok, my syster like very much a singer... and there is a special (inteview + songs) this weekend.
Frances: Daniel, are you ther?
Daniel Bienvenu: it's a TV show
Pamela: okay Marie
Pamela: glad you came though
barbie: no prob
Frances: Goodnight, Marie
Pamela: if you do talk to Rin, ask her to call me
barbie: i'll chat with you later
barbie: sure no prob
BobS: bye Rie
Daniel Bienvenu: musimax is a "music" channel on TV
Pamela: good. Hugs and kisses, kiddo
Frances: Daniel, I don't think we can get it either
barbie: hugs and kizzes
BobS: Rei......or Marie or........
Pamela: as in muchmoremusic Daniel?
Judy: bye Marie
Daniel Bienvenu: my syster cry because she find nobody to record this special
barbie: bye everyone
barbie: tell uncel richared i hope he feels better soon
Frances: oh dear
Pamela: who is the singer and when is the interview supposed to be?
Defined in Comox: Just checked my TV Guide, we don't even get it here on "the Island"
Frances: he feels better already, Marie
Pamela: thank you, we will
barbie: that's good
barbie: bye for now
barbie left chat session
Pamela: nite sweetie
Daniel Bienvenu:
Daniel Bienvenu: it's in Canada
Pamela: is that cable or digital Daniel?
Frances: Don't get it, Daniel
Pamela: Daniel, who is the artist?
Daniel Bienvenu: for us... we can pay to have this channel with the cable
Frances: Bob, is your heart beat maintaining itself?
Daniel Bienvenu: I think it's Garou
Pamela: okay - hang on while i look
Defined in Comox: We have MuchMusic, MuchMoreMusic
BobS: yes so far
Judy: yes, Frances it is beating right
Frances: good - one less prolem to worry about
Frances: problem
Judy: yes, it is really good, this has lasted longer than the first time
Defined in Comox: prolly the right spellung is prolem
Frances: lord, I don't make all these errors using my Amiga
Pamela: okay Daniel, there is Much excess, much loud, muchvibe, muchmusic and muchmoremusic. Are any of those right?
Judy: every keyboard it different
Frances: Are you teasing me, Ron?
Defined in Comox: NO Frances, now, would I do that?
Frances: Yes
Defined in Comox: oh
Pamela: do you really want us to answer that Ron?
Defined in Comox: sarcastically, which I just did
Pamela: and of course, there's MTV Daniel
Frances: Daughter, may I mention a couple of things?
Pamela: be my guest Mother
Frances: One, when you leave Hillcrest with your father, make sure you both get a good look at the house at Austin Terrace and Bathurst
Frances: Did you notice it when you were ther?
Pamela: okay, I will - so far I haven't had an opportunity because it's been dark
Pamela: very dark
Daniel Bienvenu: i'm searching in internet and... it looks like musimax is not a "much" channel
Frances: Even in the dark, it is interesting
Daniel Bienvenu: thanks for your help...
Defined in Comox: a concert Daniel?
Pamela: unfortunately, I'm usually concentrating on driving and can't rubberneck much
Frances: Second, I bought a bathtub grab rail at Starkman's this afternoon - would you pick it up when you are at Hillcrest
Pamela: one of the hazards of being the driver
Pamela: it's at the hospital?
Daniel Bienvenu: i don't know... my syster read this in the newspaper and cry because we don't have this channel
Frances: Stop driving, then, and look at it
Defined in Comox: understand
Pamela: barring other traffic, I will : )
Frances: starkmans is at Davenport and Bathurst - at the bottom of the hill
Pamela: I'm sorry Daniel, I wish I could help
Pamela: so I'm getting it from Starkmans or from the hospital with the rest of Dad's stuff?
Frances: from Starkmans
Defined in Comox: I know a guy up the road Daniel who has Satellite feed I'll check with him
Defined in Comox: although from our TV Guide, I'm not sure it's in our area at all
Frances: Go before or after the pickup - it is paid for
Pamela: okay. Is Starkmans right on the corner, and if so, which corner?
Frances: southeast - big parking lot
Daniel Bienvenu: what time is it now?
Pamela: 10:42 Daniel
Frances: 10:41pm
Daniel Bienvenu: same here
Pamela: okay - is the entrance on Davenport or Bathurst?
Frances: Good question but I think davenport
Frances: turn left from Bathurst
Defined in Comox: even the thought of Bathurst and Davenport conjures up way too much traffic for me
Pamela: how am I going to get in and out again across traffic?
Frances: don't know - you're the driver
Pamela: know what, never mind, I'll call them and get the gory details
BobS: YOU figure it out
Pamela: gee thanks, Mom : )
Defined in Comox: just like.... what's that one in Kentwood?
Defined in Comox: 26th?
BobS: 28th st
Pamela: real fast goes without saying Bob - I'll be driving the van
Defined in Comox: yes, 28th
Pamela: speaking of which, did you plug in the van Mom?
Frances: No
Frances: forgot
Judy: that is why she doesn't drive, Pam
BobS: "plug in" ????????
Frances: dark when I got home, wet when I went out
Frances: block heater, Bob
Pamela: block heater, Bob
BobS: ain't a diesel and it si not cold anyway
Frances: an echo
Pamela: yeah, but it doesn't like the wet and it's been sitting for nearly three weeks
BobS: prolly need a battery charger worse
Daniel Bienvenu: ok, i give you now the time for the special my syster want to record on channel musimax<
Pamela: nah, just needs it's innards warmed up a bit
Frances: Pam, south on Bathurst, left at Davenport, and immediatel right into the parking lot
Defined in Comox: ok Daniel
Defined in Comox: go
Pamela: okay Mom
Daniel Bienvenu: sat (nov 22) 17h30-18h
Defined in Comox: that's EST (heure normale de l'est?)
Daniel Bienvenu: sun (nov 23) 20h-21h
Frances: Leaving the lot, into westbound traffic on Davenport, turn right onto Bathurst
Pamela: that's easy for you to say Mom
Frances: or go east and turn around somewhere and back west on Davenport
BobS: the only thign you have to TRAFFIC
Daniel Bienvenu: yeah... if you based this time on now (22h46)
Pamela: and the fact that I'm driving one honking big van
Pamela: everyone pray for good weather on Friday morning
Frances: possibly, there is an exit on to Bathurst from the parking lot but I didn't notice
Pamela: Mom, we're taking the car for groceries
Frances: there should be good weather
BobS: you get what we have tomoorw.......mostly sunny and warm
Pamela: if there's an exit onto Bathurst that will help immensely
Frances: This is my intrepid daughter talking - where's the old college try?
Pamela: in my car : )
Pamela: I can do anything in my car
Frances: then bring your father home and go back down in your car
Frances: just being helpful
BobS: that is just as big as the van.......just doesn't seem lik it
Pamela: it's not the size Bob, it's the height and the unfamiliarity
Pamela: gotta get used to driving it again
Defined in Comox: noted Daniel
Pamela: I'm out of practice
Defined in Comox: I can relate to that
Pamela: yes, my fellow Taurus lover
Frances: it is much higher than the car and rear vision through it is not good but it has very good rear view mirrors
Pamela: my baby threw a shoe yesterday
Frances: better than those ona car
Defined in Comox: Just drove the Community Net Society's RV last Fri - first time in my life I've driven an 18 foot RV that runs on propane
Defined in Comox: Hated the feel of it.
Pamela: I can believe that
Defined in Comox: one thing I discovered -
Pamela: however, you get used to it, I'm told
Frances: Ask Bob. He's had lots of experience
Judy: it is that time of the night and I have to call it quits so night all talk at you next week
Defined in Comox: it runs better when the tank has propane in it
Defined in Comox: Ran out
Defined in Comox: bad experience
Frances: yes indeedRon
Pamela: fuel is good, Ron
Pamela: g'nite Judy - sweet dreams
Defined in Comox: yes, that's true
Defined in Comox: niters Judy
Frances: good night, Judy
BobS: oh yuck ron......bummer
Judy left chat session
Pamela: fuel is even better at 60.9/L
Defined in Comox: had to get the beast towed
Frances: oh dear, that's too bad Ron
Defined in Comox: one of life's little experiences
Pamela: Mom, do you want to do the bed legs tomorrow night?
Frances: yes, I guess we should
Frances: reminds me, Ron and Bob, we talked about raising the bed, remember
Pamela: okay when I finish with Dr. Santo, I'll come over - about 6:00ish I think
Defined in Comox: oh yes
Defined in Comox: blocks nailed together
BobS: yes
Frances: well, we bought a length of PVC pipe, 2" diameter
Frances: cut it into 6 lengths of 10"
Defined in Comox: will that support the weight?
Frances: putting a piece of wood 4" long at the bottom
Pamela: leg and wood inside the pipe
Defined in Comox: ok got it now
Pamela: leg sits on the wood
Frances: putting foam tape around the top inside
Pamela: pipe holds the whole mess together
Defined in Comox: creative
Pamela: reasonably priced too
Frances: foam tape keeps the leg from sliding from side to side
Defined in Comox: now - will it withstand the presence of an occupant?
BobS: you two are AWESOME
Pamela: no reason why it shouldn't
Frances: we think so - if not, not much lost
Defined in Comox: sounds to me like it should work
Pamela: thenk you, thenk you (Pamela and Frances take a bow)
Frances: Actually, I believe it was Russell's idea
Pamela: well the sleeve idea was mine - hte PVC was his
Defined in Comox: Yes.... bouquets for Russ/Pam/Frances
Frances: I cut the pipe, made the wooden stops have yet to apply the foam tape
Frances: the tape is insulating tape, self adhesive
Pamela: smart Mummy!
Defined in Comox: Well all..... must bid you adieu
Defined in Comox: See ya's all next week
Frances: Good night, Daniel
Pamela: g'nite Ron
Pamela: until next week
Defined in Comox: say Hi to Rich.... and best wishes
Frances: good night Ron
BobS: yes kids,.........Judy is pacing the floor ready to head for the sack for the the little guy tomorrow
BobS: nite ron
Pamela: we will - and don't forget Saturday
Frances: Good night Bob
BobS: and thatmakes for a udy day
Defined in Comox: ka......p......oo....ff
BobS: busy
Pamela: Nite Bob
Defined in Comox left chat session
BobS: bye!!!!!!
Frances: Night daughter, got to lug out the recycling
BobS left chat session
Pamela: okay - don't forget to plug in the van tomorrow morning
Frances: um!
Frances: bye-bye
Pamela: I'll call you during the day and remind you okay?
Frances: yep
Frances left chat session
Pamela: okay night
Pamela: bonsoir, Daniel!
Pamela: kerpoof!
Pamela left chat session
Daniel Bienvenu: sorry... net problem... good night!
Daniel Bienvenu left chat session
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