james: anyone here? <undefined>: me :-) <undefined>: just logging in
<undefined> changed username to Dr.D. <tm> Dr.D. <tm>: Hi James. Dr.D. <tm>: I'll be back closer to 9. james: ok james: i've acquired a very, very rare game on ebay Dr.D. <tm>: What game? james: cabbage patch kids workout Dr.D. <tm>: Never heard of it... Dr.D. <tm>: ...is it a prototype? Dr.D. <tm>: Or someone's new game? james: i'm not sure. i have vague memories of having played it once though but you won't find it anywhere or on *any* of the lists james: it's an old game james: we have a pic of the cartridge. i wouldn't have even bought it if the seller had not put the pic of the actual cartridge Dr.D. <tm>: Hehe, you'll have to post some screen shots...assuming you can dump the ROM to use it under ADAMem. james: there's *one* brief mention of it in ecn Dr.D. <tm>: Or else take a photo of the TV screen. james: oh, i'll have lots of screenshots and i'm going to use it to promote our website Dr.D. <tm>: Or video frame grabber etc. Dr.D. <tm>: Good. james: i could easily hook up the video out from the adam to my video camera Dr.D. <tm>: Okay, I'll let you tell your story just once, when everyone else arrives :-) james: thanks ;) Dr.D. <tm>: Back to lurking...
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Dr.D. <tm> moved to room Meeting Place Dr.D. <tm>: Some people are here! Harvie Powis: Hello Gents rich-c: Hello Harv and Rich rich-c: well hey Rich, it's 9 p.m., time we started, so we're here Dr.D. <tm>: Have you been rained out the way we have here in Cleveland?
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changed username to <undefined> rich-c: no, it has been absolutely glorious here today
<undefined> left chat session Harvie Powis: Seemed to have missed us Doc Dr.D. <tm>: Buckets of rain the last 24 hours. Dr.D. <tm>: Though it has stopped for now (as of late afternoon). Dr.D. <tm>: But our forecast is for rain through the weekend. rich-c: nice and warm - this was our shopping day and teh first one for casual comfy Harvie Powis: Was supposed to be thundershowers last night but no go Dr.D. <tm>: The girls all had umbrellas this morning. Harvie Powis: It always rains Victoria Day weekend Dr.D. <tm>: That's right, your V-Day is coming up Monday. rich-c: I just checked our weather site - 22C and 60% p.o.p. tomorrow, cloudy and 17 Fri, 20s with 40 p.o.p Sat and 60% p.o.p. Sunday rich-c: p.o.p = probability of precipitation
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changed username to BobS Dr.D. <tm>: Hello Bob. BobS: good evenign all.............. Harvie Powis: Howdy Bobbo rich-c: anyway, I have teh Monterrey OWRS race and GP of Monaco this weekend so I'll be inside a fair bit anyway rich-c: hello, Robert BobS: goo' day mates Dr.D. <tm>: You need to play some Turbo, Richard :-) rich-c: oh, yeah - that's a Colecovision game, isn't it? Dr.D. <tm>: With the steering wheel module. rich-c: that's OK, I don't play games on the DOSbox either, except Free Cell BobS: mighty nice one too Dr.D. <tm>: People at CWRU always like it when I bring it in. Dr.D. <tm>: That and Spy Hunter. Dr.D. <tm>: Especially with Super-Action Controllers for the latter. rich-c: well, video games have always been attractive - to everyone but me, it seems BobS: Tha is even better, although the car is not very real Dr.D. <tm>: There are a very few games I like, most I agree with you, Richard, aren't so attractive. Dr.D. <tm>: But Spy Hunter is one I could play for hours. Dr.D. <tm>: Also Asteroids on the Intellivision. rich-c: Frances used to play Carnival a lot rich-c: and we did have a billiards game that was fun - Video Hustler? Dr.D. <tm>: I could get in the "zone" with Asteroids and never die...until I had to go use the washroom :-) BobS: Carnival is fun too.....Doug played them ALL and fid\gured them all out also !!!!! Dr.D. <tm>: I was wondering tonight: was there ever a pinball game for ADAM/ColecoVision? rich-c: btw Pamela and Erin may be late or not on at all BobS: me????? I have trouble remembering one or two BobS: bummer DUDE rich-c: they are off at an evening event that is running overtime Harvie Powis: Did Erin get her 'puter? rich-c: also apparently Pamela has been having some sort of problem connecting rich-c: no I am still working on it - I only have small time and big problems Dr.D. <tm>: What event? rich-c: have the floppies sorted out and the mouse back working but not properly rich-c: church fashion show or something - female stuff Dr.D. <tm>: Bleh. Dr.D. <tm>: Rin will be steamed if she can't login tonight, though. rich-c: got the USB ports in but not connected and unused modem out - haven't checked its operability yet though Dr.D. <tm>: Recently I have had no computer woes. rich-c: well that's unfortunate but I have other things to do too Dr.D. <tm>: (Now I probably just guaranteed one.) Dr.D. <tm>: Well, I guess she will just have to save her pennies and go get a new computer. rich-c: well, my Athlon has caused me fairly minimal grief lately - though it seems to crash every time Frances touches it rich-c: I think she thinks it's out to get her - she may be right BobS: only problems here are self diintigrating batteries......leave the sucker off for a few days and it kills the battery..... Dr.D. <tm>: Kills it? Harvie Powis: I just mentioned today that I haven't backed up for a while and Winblows took a dive about an hour ago rich-c: gee, I just plugged in the laptop after a solid month inactive - 6% charge left Dr.D. <tm>: NiCad? rich-c: but I plugged it in and now it is reading 100% charge Dr.D. <tm>: People with NiMH have been telling me they have no such problems. rich-c: damned if I know - what's in an old PI Dell Latitude? BobS: Li-oin whatever that is Dr.D. <tm>: Of course, no way to get NiMH for "old" laptops. Dr.D. <tm>: Lithium, okay. Dr.D. <tm>: They will lose charge, too IIRC. rich-c: anyway, the battery has had to maintain the clock and CMOS for a month, so I am not fussed BobS: naw, the cmos b attery takes care of Cmos doesn't it??????? Harvie Powis: It should Dr.D. <tm>: Not on the Mac Powerbooks in the robot lab...no internal battery, no CMOS settings. Dr.D. <tm>: We have 2 laptops with dead batteries, so they lose their brains any time the wall adapter is removed. rich-c: not sure - on my old desktop it did, so I had to replace it - my CMOS was dropping into default every time I shut off Dr.D. <tm>: Annoying. Harvie Powis: Is mac software bios? Dr.D. <tm>: But the stupid replacement batteries are $150 each! Dr.D. <tm>: No, there is ROM, Harvie, but some CMOS-like config RAM. rich-c: yes, all laptop batteries aer like that - I believe Radio Shack is offering to rebuild batteries now but that's expensive too Dr.D. <tm>: $450 we don't have...it is a scam. Dr.D. <tm>: I want an atomic battery... Dr.D. <tm>: Or a solar array... rich-c: see if Radio Shack can make you and offer you can't refuse Harvie Powis: Dilithium crystals Dr.D. <tm>: Radio Shack raises my blood pressure: every time I go in one, there is less and less stuff. Dr.D. <tm>: "Tandy Consumer Electronics" is all they are any more. rich-c: haven't noticed that here, but then they didnt have that much to begin with rich-c: actually I think Tandy just sold Radio Shack Canada to some other company Dr.D. <tm>: When I was a boy, they had all kinds of hardware for building stuff, plus people who worked in them who knew all about it. Dr.D. <tm>: Now it is sales droids pushing cell phones. Harvie Powis: But..But..They got answers, all you gotta do is figure out the questions Dr.D. <tm>: They don't know a resistor from a capacitor. rich-c: yes, they didn't have the cmos battery I needed for the old desktop Dr.D. <tm>: "I'm sorry, you forgot to phrase your question in the form of an answer." Dr.D. <tm>: The one up the street did have one remaining 486-style CPU fan when the one in the 486 gave up the ghost this summer. rich-c: found a hole in the wall next concession over - battery, memory, an 8-port hub, USB ports - did some nice business Dr.D. <tm>: brb
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changed username to George BobS: allo Geo Harvie Powis: Did you get a pccard lan adapter yet? rich-c: hello George, how are things in Philly (BOO Flyers!) George: Hi Everyone George: i'm in the hospital rich-c: no, I need a 16 bit - there's a shop in far Scarberia has one for $10 but I need to get out there rich-c: what are you in hospital for this time, George? George: chest pain rich-c: ah yes, I know a little about that, and Bob knows a lot George: i've taken enough nitro tp blow up rich-c: I have my Holter test (24 hour monitor) scheduled for early July
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changed username to Judy rich-c: hello Judy Harvie Powis: Hello Judy George: also T4 cva Judy: hi, Rich and Harvie rich-c: at least my INR tests are down to once every two weeks rich-c: I was getting tired of visiting the vampire twice a week Harvie Powis: Took you a long time to type Judy, are you still invalid BobS: ...........use ameeodedone...IF it doesn'tkill ya, you will be heald rich-c: which reminds me, how's with you, Bob? George: nuse popped in while i was just using my urinal Judy: a little but getting better George: nurse rich-c: we don't need teh gross details, George rich-c: anyway, Bob, is your timer working right now? George: see on my web cam rich-c: anyone here? Judy: his is working today, he is sleeping at the moment George: we don't have a live video feed Judy: should wake up soon Judy: wasn't working on Saturday for a couple of hours, but the pill put it back George: my web cam is at home George: i just got it rich-c: that's OK, we don't use webcams on the chat, as you know George: no, but you do have videos on the adamcon site i seen a few rich-c: Judy, Frances wants to know the state of the wounded finger rich-c: yes, at the Adamcons we have had a live video feed for a few years now Judy: has healed but don't have full use of it yet and am having a bit of pain in it now rich-c: painful still? after this length of time that is unusual, I believe Judy: is a nasty scar
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changed username to james james: good morning rich-c: that I can believe - and scars can be painful Harvie Powis: Hi James james: how is everyone? rich-c: good morning, james - how's the latest addition? Judy: it was a bad cut George: Hi James james: he's doing well Judy: hi, James james: hi judy, george, harvie rich-c: which I suspect is more than can be said for a certain sleepless parent? ;-) james: i'm not doing too badly either, he's been much easier than case rich-c: that's a blessing - at a point where you need one rich-c: of course it's early days yet, still, a good start matters james: indeed, given they're doing construction aroudn the house again rich-c: just what you need - what is it this time? George: can laptop cpu's` George: oops james: anyway, as i was telling dr. d about an hour ago, i've made a very rare colecovision acquisition George: can laptop cpu's be upgraded? rich-c: so brag already! james: lol james: well i'll be more comfortable once it's in my hands but i have won the auction rich-c: I believe it's possible with some, George, but not economic james: it's a game called "cabbage patch kids workout" rich-c: la[tops are made to be discarded, not upgrad3ed james: a net search returns but one reference in a 1985 edition of ecn rich-c: really? never heard of that one - it must be rare james: extremely rare George: i heard some use desktop cpu's james: in fact i hadn't remembered hearing of it either james: but after racking my brain i seem to have a vague recollection of playing it *once* rich-c: yes, George, but there are issues with socket, poweer supply, the chipset (especially), frontside bus, memory james: but you won't find it on any of the lists rich-c: I'd have to check mine but you may well be right, james rich-c: I got a hell of a shock when I found out my laptop wouldn't take more than 96 MB total memory james: could be a prototype but there's no information on it at all. i hope to fix that james: i couldn't even find it in the "rumoured to exist" lists George: i mine take 160mb total rich-c: well, it wouldn't be the first unreleased game to have surfaced Harvie Powis: Back in a few... rich-c: 160? how do you get that? james: ebay james: and i'm not about to disclose what i got fleeced for George: i'm looking for a 128mb upgrade module rich-c: the price of a good is whatever it will bring in the open market james: lol George: 32mb +128mb james: anyway, i hope to use it to promote the site rich-c: what kind of laptop do you have, George? james: maybe even sell it off, i'm more interested in getting the rom and screen shots and info rich-c: OK, so you're loooking to raise it to256 - is that the maximum? George: toshiba PA1270U
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changed username to Meeka Meeka: Hello rich-c: hi meeka Judy: hi, Meeka Meeka: I gots my plants moved, it can rain now LOL Harvie Powis: I'm back, Hi Meeka rich-c: yes, Frances has been planting her garden and is now looking for rain George: i got my peas in Judy: I worked out in the yard all day and ended up with getting the lawn cut and trimmed tonight George: little marvel Judy: she could have some of our rain, we have had a ton if it lately Meeka: ya, and we gonna get more of it if the weatherman can be at all trusted Judy: the grass is growing like weeds Judy: they can't predict weather that is for sure rich-c: just took a call from Pamela - seems her phone line if fibbled rich-c: gives a real loud background buzz but won't connect rich-c: she had to call me on her cellphone, voice wont work rich-c: barring a miracle, do not expect her on tonight Meeka: thats to bad rich-c: yes, frustration all around Judy: you will have to tell her hi for us and that she was missed tonight Dr.D. <tm>: back, sorry for the long delay, side-tracked getting people to bed. Dr.D. <tm>: reading... Harvie Powis: Ode to spot? Meeka: lol, I hear dr. D in the background Dr.D. <tm>: Finished looking over backlog. Dr.D. <tm>: Too bad about Pam's phone. Dr.D. <tm>: Judy, we have been all rain the last couple days, too. rich-c: well, she will be discussing it with Ma Bell to see if it's on her side or theirs of the connection point Dr.D. <tm>: No voice, either?
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changed username to <undefined> Dr.D. <tm>: Maybe she should try a different phone, if she has one. <undefined>: back <undefined>: it appears i was bounced rich-c: apparently not, she's been connecting and disconnecting, all sorts of testing BobS: AND rain is forecast the rest of the week
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<undefined> changed username to james DougS: hello all. Judy: hi, Doug BobS: tis the WHOLE fambily Dr.D. <tm>: Hi Doug. rich-c: I assume so, or at least she hasn't been complaining of threatening letters Dr.D. <tm>: A brace of Slopsemas. BobS: got an email tonight from the director of Colecos ADAM peripheral department Dr.D. <tm>: Maybe Pam can run a phone cable under the door to a neighbor's phone jack :-) Dr.D. <tm>: Sounds interesting, Bob... BobS: he wnated a disk drive manual.....I invited him to chat....but not here yet........ rich-c: actually she would have to drop it out the window to Erin's apartment below Dr.D. <tm>: haha, that would be fun. Dr.D. <tm>: The consumer manual, Bob, or the tech one? rich-c: yes, and btw I have a copy of the manual if you don't Dr.D. <tm>: If he wants a schematic, you can point him to my schematics webpage, http://drushel.cwru.edu/schematics/ rich-c: will also entertain an offer for half a dozen inopereative (but I believe fixable) drives rich-c: do you actually have a schematic for the disc drive, Rich? Dr.D. <tm>: Yes, Richard. rich-c: (makes mental note) Dr.D. <tm>: With the 320K mod, too IIRC. rich-c: (shakes head, note dissolves) rich-c: IIRC? BobS: just the one that came with the disk drive DR D Harvie Powis: I have a copy of the schematic, I got it from a guy named Clee BobS: ok will remembert taht james: gee, i wonder who that could be. rich-c: not the disc drive, Harv - the printer and computer, yes rich-c: oh, and the tape drive - but not the floppy drive Judy: Doug and Meeka we got our awning up last night Dr.D. <tm>: Actually, it's the 160K version schematic...it came from...um, Richard Clee. Dr.D. <tm>: And another version from Geoff Oltmans. Meeka: all by yourselfs, I'm impressed Judy: dad couldn't wait for help so he just had me rich-c: when and how? was this during teh MTAG years? Harvie Powis: Yes siree Dr.D. <tm>: It was from the big roll of schematics you lent me for a year, Richard. Meeka: I see Judy: it is really cool Dr.D. <tm>: Your awning or my schematics? :-) rich-c: I don't recall teh floppy schematics being in there, Rich Judy: I am talking about our awning rich-c: unless this was back when you got the MTAG set and it included something my personal set didn't Harvie Powis: You gave me a copy when I tried to fix the club's drive rich-c: I guess then it was from the MTAG set, which I assume Dale has now rich-c: or whoever is the custodian of the club's property Dr.D. <tm>: They were. Dr.D. <tm>: Go look at the webpage, you will see, I tell where I got 'em all from. rich-c: right - the date would tell which set they came from rich-c: I bought my personal set after leaving MTAG George: test rich-c: ah, you're still with us, George Harvie Powis: I'm sure this was while you were still with MTAG rich-c: found out yet teh specification on your Toshiba? rich-c: that would explain it, Harvey rich-c: the person I bought from did not have the disc drive page George: no rich-c: no analytic program like Belarc Advisor or AIDA32 on it, George? Judy: Doug did your tv work?
james left chat session DougS: nope. not the right one DougS: need a c model. didn't find that till i opened the manual referencing the models Harvie Powis: I think it's the same one Drd has but he did a pile of work to clean it up Dr.D. <tm>: Hehe. DougS: the b model has an external antenna port. the c model has an a/v input Judy: that was the number that you wanted, wasn't it? Dr.D. <tm>: It's the only "fully-restored" one on the page. DougS: same model number, different letter at end. Dr.D. <tm>: It took about a month... rich-c: maybe I should download it Dr.D. <tm>: It's a PDF file. Judy: that is a bummer rich-c: though then of course printing it out would be an issue BobS: will have to package back up good and return it Dr.D. <tm>: So are they all. Harvie Powis: It takes me about that long to make sense of the original Dr.D. <tm>: Nope, I made it like 1200 dpi, so it can print on a regular sheet of paper. rich-c: OK, I'll go look - brb
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changed username to james Dr.D. <tm>: Well, you takes your choice, Harvie... Dr.D. <tm>: Though if you have a decent printer driver you could enlarge it and spread it over multiple sheets. Dr.D. <tm>: Then you'd have to piece it together. Harvie Powis: I think that's the state of the original rich-c: just got both downloaded - ah, the joys of DSL james: i may be in the market for an adam console james: anyone have one? Dr.D. <tm>: <snicker> rich-c: sure james, how many do you want? Dr.D. <tm>: You'd need a PAL one. Dr.D. <tm>: Japan and all. james: japan is ntsc Dr.D. <tm>: I have never seen a PAL ADAM or ColecoVision. Dr.D. <tm>: Really? Harvie Powis: NTSC-J james: well i have two now but both are flaky. i'm going to look at the power supply i rigged to it first james: but i may need just one barebones main deck. nothing else. no tape drives or anything on it rich-c: whatever you want in teh basic hardware I likely have, james Dr.D. <tm>: It would cost a fortune to ship, I'd think. rich-c: of course postae and Japanese customs are issues james: a barebones console shipped surface wouldn't be too bad james: customs only bugs me if it doesn't go regular post rich-c: if you know the size and weight you can get the cost from the canada post website james: and valued at $5 u.s. i don'T think they're going to waste their time chasing me for the 50 cents duty it'd come to rich-c: they have a calculator james: ok, i'll strip mine down, measure it and see what it comes to Dr.D. <tm>: If it is a gift, isn't there some amount that is duty-free? james: $50 or something, yeah rich-c: remember teh box will add weight and volume, and both affect the price Dr.D. <tm>: Hmm, maybe ship just the circuit boards... james: if i can't get what i have working right.. i'm really not sure what the problem is rich-c: most countries have a limit under which they dont bother with duty - for Canada it's $30 I believe Dr.D. <tm>: Wrap in bubble-wrap, put between cardboard, put in bubble mailer envelope...should be okay. james: yeah, they're hardy little beasts Harvie Powis: But the Post Office can break anything rich-c: ha, knowing teh paranoia these days, they'd probably figure it was the trigger board for a nuke or something james: lol, they certainly try Harvie Powis: Just don't mark it fragile james: well considering most nukes are controlled with circa 80s technology (comforting, eh) you probably could launch one with an adam rich-c: yes, I sent out a letter with key documents, registered with report back Dr.D. <tm>: Write "KILLS TERRORISTS" on the outside. rich-c: that was on Feb, 27th, no receipt confirmation yet rich-c: Canada Post says it takes at least 40 days for the Yanks to respond Dr.D. <tm>: To the US, Richard? Dr.D. <tm>: Sigh, more bad Yank stories... Dr.D. <tm>: <whacks head with board like Monty Python monks> rich-c: yes, to the U.S. - cost me over $12 for the postage and service BobS: got to keep mailings simple, otherwise it drives them crazy on what is in the mailing rich-c: it contained documents that would make identity theft dead easy - I'm expecting the Mounties at teh door any time now Dr.D. <tm>: Personal delivery...maybe you should use a courier... rich-c: that wass even more expensive - like around $30 plus brokerage if I recall james: ups is a scam Dr.D. <tm>: Or send them FedEx and avoid Canad Post entirely. rich-c: time wasn't the issue, just security, hence the registration Dr.D. <tm>: Canada (-a dropped off somehow) rich-c: UPS should be honest and use a gun and mask Dr.D. <tm>: Well, if they get it there in less than 40 days... BobS: that is what everyone says when they cross the border BobS: am going to order deck railings out of Windsor......salesman sasy COME AND GET THEM, shipping will kill you, but a pickup will breeze right on thru customs at the border rich-c: well, I expect that the letter actually got there, but I haven't got the document I ordered or proof of receipt rich-c: and it's now been 10 weeks since it was sent Dr.D. <tm>: Phone the recipient? rich-c: it's a government bureaucracy Dr.D. <tm>: Talk to Erin, she is in government, maybe she knows a backdoor. rich-c: two hour holds at premium daylight long distance rates I don't need Harvie Powis: Dial right down the middle Harvie Powis: Carrott top wouldn't steer you wrong
DougS left chat session Dr.D. <tm>: Hehe rich-c: unfortunately, she only has contacts in Ontario Meeka: night Dr.D. <tm>: It's all One World Government anyway, right? George: huh?
Meeka left chat session Dr.D. <tm>: Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Bildburgers, etc. Dr.D. <tm>: Late-70s Conspiracy nut stuff. Dr.D. <tm>: You need to get out more, George. George: in the hospital james: i know i need to get out Dr.D. <tm>: Mind can go anywhere... james: @dr. d or anytime Dr.D. <tm>: Indeed. james: as mine has on occasion Dr.D. <tm>: "My mind is going, Dave...I can feel it..." james: but i don't mind Dr.D. <tm>: "A mind is a terrible thing to waste". Harvie Powis: Poor HAL Dr.D. <tm>: "It's terrible to have lost your mind"--Dan Quayle. Dr.D. <tm>: Poor indeed...when Clarke thunk up HAL-9000, he was thinking it would be like some IBM 370 descendant with, oh, maybe 16 megabytes or RAM :-) George: sex sex sex Harvie Powis: " A mind is a terrible thing to waste,,, on a politition" Dr.D. <tm>: of RAM, I meant. james: well who would ever need more than 640k of ram? BobS: nobody I know of........... Dr.D. <tm>: For most things, I really still don't. rich-c: dunno - Bill Gates used to think it was more than enough Dr.D. <tm>: I am still happy with DOS machines. james: he's generally credited with the origin of that quote Dr.D. <tm>: But I am not a gamer.
(BobS gives james some poutine.) james: thanks bob Harvie Powis: ENIAC only had 2k Dr.D. <tm>: And I do agree that bigger machines are needed to do digital video editing. james: hey, i got your name right today :P BobS: thas OK George: i want a star trek machine james: how about nomad? he's perfect Dr.D. <tm>: Mmmm, duotronics....M5.... Dr.D. <tm>: Then there is the SubGenius computer, MWOWM, which is a trinary machine: yes, no, and maybe states. james: i'm usually in a maybe state rich-c: invented by Heisenberg? Dr.D. <tm>: So it is more human than people :-) Harvie Powis: It's obviously female Dr.D. <tm>: Probably, Richard. Dr.D. <tm>: hehe Harvie james: lol George: adroids james: compilers are female too Dr.D. <tm>: No distaff folk are here to object, either. james: miss one period and they freak james: *ducks* Dr.D. <tm>: I can imagine Pam and Erin having various cows over that remark. Dr.D. <tm>: <snicker> james: hence the ducking rich-c: watch it, Judy's still on Dr.D. <tm>: I meant over Harvie's "obviously female" remark...lag. George: ducks are for eating rich-c: beware of flying rolling pins, all you MCPs Dr.D. <tm>: Mmmm, roast duck. Dr.D. <tm>: Or Peking duck, my favorite Chinese food. james: rolling pins.. i'm conjuring up some 1950's older housewife Dr.D. <tm>: Too bad you have to order it 24 hours in advance. Dr.D. <tm>: MCP = Master Control Program in early computer engineering texts. Harvie Powis: Yes first they have to steal a duck Dr.D. <tm>: <rim shot> Dr.D. <tm>: No, they have to marinate it for a day. Dr.D. <tm>: And it costs about $25...but it is yummy...with the plum sauce... Dr.D. <tm>: <drools> George: free egg roll Harvie Powis: I usually marinate it after I eat it Dr.D. <tm>: No 24-hour takeout on Peking duck :-( Dr.D. <tm>: Fortune cookie: james: "that wasn't chicken" Dr.D. <tm>: "You will soon meet many people with many blunt instruments." George: yuk Dr.D. <tm>: "City chicken" = roast pigeon
james left chat session Harvie Powis: " You sir are a blunt instrument"...Groucho George: hood chicken = sparrow Dr.D. <tm>: I am honored. Dr.D. <tm>: Speaking of birds in the city... Dr.D. <tm>: On my way walking to the parking lot, I saw an eagle catch and fly away with an adult red squirrel. BobS: HOO HOO HOO !!!!! gotta go go go !!!!! BobS: time for bedsirs BobS: bed SIRS George: urban city chicken=sparrow Dr.D. <tm>: The bird could barely lift off carrying it. rich-c: OK Bob, catch you next week, or Sat if you're on BobS: SO, will see ya'll next week, same time same place !!!!!! Harvie Powis: Good Night Bob Dr.D. <tm>: Nite, Bob. BobS: give me LOVE to all you meet !!! :-)
BobS left chat session rich-c: sure it was an eagle, Rich? they're awfully rare in Cleveland Dr.D. <tm>: Meesa probably ought go too. rich-c: a red-tail hawk would be quite credible, though George: time for me to go Dr.D. <tm>: It wasn't a peregrine falcon, too big, wrong beak/head shape. Dr.D. <tm>: Definitely not red-tail hawk. rich-c: one of teh other accipiters? Dr.D. <tm>: I was about 15 yards away from it. Harvie Powis: Yes "tis nearly ellebben George: nite all rich-c: nite George Dr.D. <tm>: And it sat on the ground for a couple minutes, on top of the squirrel, before trying to take off again. George: poof
George left chat session Dr.D. <tm>: We do have peregrines in the area, a nesting pair on the Terminal Tower downtown. rich-c: yes, but teh peregrines are small - eagles are huge and live in Alaska Dr.D. <tm>: But I can review my encyclopaedia, or maybe stop by the Museum of Natural History, where they have mounted birds. Dr.D. <tm>: I saw a bald eagle on my way back from Toronto, between Buffalo and Erie. rich-c: look at teh various hawks - there zre a number live in cities and will even take small cats rich-c: quite possibly a migrant, I believe they fly early Dr.D. <tm>: The squirrel's mate was not happy, it was sassing and fussing quite loudly--from up in a tree. Harvie Powis: Eagles have been sited in these parts I have been told Dr.D. <tm>: And when the bird flew off, very low angle of ascent, the squirrel tail was trailing out behind... rich-c: not in teh city I'd wager, Harvey rich-c: not even to clean out the rodents in Queens Park ;-) Harvie Powis: Just outside of town Dr.D. <tm>: This bird was very brown, not reddish to my eye...but I will investigate. rich-c: once yiu get even to the airport you get hawks and vultures but eagles? doubt it Dr.D. <tm>: It was big enough to have carried off a Pekinese or other small dog. Dr.D. <tm>: Small lap-type dog. rich-c: well, red (tailed or shouldered) is a very loose descrptive, Rich Harvie Powis: Laptop dog? rich-c: yes, there are lots of hawks would do that, Rich Dr.D. <tm>: A slow computer, Harvie :-) Dr.D. <tm>: A P75 running WinXP. Harvie Powis: Could it have been an Osprey Doc? rich-c: yeah, that defines "slow computer", I reckon Dr.D. <tm>: Hmmm...dunno about osprey. rich-c: ospreys are fish eaters, Harv - even though Cleveland's on the lake, doubt it would be that far inland Dr.D. <tm>: It had a very sharp, hooked-down beak, eagle-like, not falcon-like. rich-c: lots of hawks fit tht description, Rich Dr.D. <tm>: Well guys, with no Pam or Erin to keep me up late tonight, I am going to adjourn... rich-c: right, I'm in need of my shuteye, too Dr.D. <tm>: I need 7 hours of sleep tonight. Dr.D. <tm>: So good night to you both. rich-c: see you next week, or Sat if it works Harvie Powis: Sounds like a plan rich-c: nite Rich Dr.D. <tm>: I will be out of town Saturday and Sunday. Dr.D. <tm>: So next Wednesday. Harvie Powis: Good night gents rich-c: OK Dr.D. <tm>: <poof>
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