No 'puter/Arwen: lonely, we're so lonely
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changed username to Harvie No 'puter/Arwen: hey Harvie Harvie: Howdy No 'puter/Arwen: we're in disguise Harvie: Is that rin-tin-tin? No 'puter/Arwen: yup, and Pam No 'puter/Arwen: Rincognito, as Rin says Harvie: Arwen??? No 'puter/Arwen: she wouldn't tell me No 'puter/Arwen: so, I don't ask Harvie: Erin , there is a few cheap computers on tor.forsale.computers No 'puter/Arwen: <E> how cheap are we talking?
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changed username to rich-c Harvie: A couple under $100.00 but no monitor No 'puter/Arwen: hi Dad - as you can see, we were successful rich-c: obviously, Pam - hi harvie Harvie: Hello rich No 'puter/Arwen: what kind of computer, Harvie? rich-c: what's the Arwen bit? No 'puter/Arwen: that's Rin's pseudonym of the day Harvie: P200 No 'puter/Arwen: desktop Harvie? rich-c: not sure I want to know why rich-c: P200 - that's still a Pentium 1, right? No 'puter/Arwen: something to do with elvish thoughts, Dad Harvie: Yes, a laptop for <$100.00 would not be much good No 'puter/Arwen: true rich-c: right - forgot about LOTR No 'puter/Arwen: forgot??? your niece is shocked rich-c: any laptop worth squat is at leasst $700 these days, and that's marginal with a pitiful screen Harvie: Check the newsgroup No 'puter/Arwen: ok No 'puter/Arwen: thanks for the tip Harvie rich-c: Pam's currently sulky computer is an IBM P400 Harvie: $100.00 / Mhz is the yardstick No 'puter/Arwen: actually it's a p450, dad rich-c: that's for laptops, Harvie, but desktops are far cheaper Harvie: Yes , we were talking laptop No 'puter/Arwen: in truth, at the moment it's a boat anchor rich-c: double-check, Pam: it takes 64MB P100 72-pin memory, right? No 'puter/Arwen: think so Dad rich-c: confirm it for me, since you never know wht will turn up Sunday rich-c: did Pam tell you her problems, Harvie? No 'puter/Arwen: alright, hold on while I find the paperwork you gave me - see you around midnight Harvie: Nope No 'puter/Arwen: switching places for a bit rich-c: basically, she installed a whole batch of critical updates at once and the Virtual Memory Manager got fibbled in teh process
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changed username to BobS rich-c: seems it's calling to a memory address and isn't getting an answer Harvie: That;s Microsoft for you No 'puter/Arwen: BOBS!!!!! rich-c: greetings Roberto BobS: WHA'S up kids?????? BobS: si senor Harvie: Hi Bobby
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: oh, Pam's computer has crashed so she's using my laptop
changed username to Guy B. BobS: oh oh rich-c: hello Guy, you're early tonight Guy B.: Greetings and some news from Abby. BobS: hey Guy, got the money today !!!!!!! No 'puter/Arwen: wow, Guy, you're early - hi! rich-c: go for it Guy Harvie: Hello Guy rich-c: what's with the pooch? Guy B.: Abby has bandages on her front paws. Vet suspects they are chemical burns from those lawn treatment companies. No 'puter/Arwen: poor baby rich-c: great heavens, what do they put on lawns in Chicago anyway? BobS: see?????? and they say that that stuff is good BAH HUMBUG Guy B.: She's on antibiotics and pain pills and return visit to the vet tomorrow to see how she is doing. The concern is her right front paw.
moved to room Meeting Place No 'puter/Arwen: okay Dad, all the info you gave me says is std/max 64mb / 256 mb, speed 100 MHz, type SDRAM rich-c: strange that her rear paws would not be affected too
changed username to Judy Guy B.: Those companies put dinky signs where you cannot see or read them. No 'puter/Arwen: Hi Judys Judy: Hi, everyone Harvie: Hello Judy Judy: what does the name mean, Pam? No 'puter/Arwen: it means that my computer is toes up right now No 'puter/Arwen: or do you mean yours? Guy B.: HI Judy. Might as well fill you in. Abby got chemical burns on both her front paws. She's in bandages right now. No 'puter/Arwen: and Erin is feeling Elvish Judy: that is the pits, Guy, must keep her away from those type of lawns Harvie: Gotta slip away for a mo' rich-c: sorry - hi Judy BobS: OR teach her to READ !!!!!! Judy: hello, Rich rich-c: how's the finger healing? No 'puter/Arwen: if you can accomplish that Bob you'll make a mint
moved to room Meeting Place Guy B.: I know and it's kind of hard with her. But, from now on that we will. She is going back to the vet tomorrow night after my allergist appt. Jeanene will bring her there and I'll meet them there.
changed username to Dr.D. rich-c: Pam, did you get on using the connection set up for you, or mine, or make a new connection? Judy: sounds like you have a big problem, Pam, computers are not supposed to be toes up rich-c: greetings, Dr. D. Guy B.: Greetings Dr. D. No 'puter/Arwen: I'm not sure Dad but I'm not complaining Dr.D.: Hi, sorry for the delay, long-distance phone call. No 'puter/Arwen: it was either mine or yours, not a new one rich-c: she is having problems with the Virtual Memory Manager so she gets teh BSOD after booting BobS: Allo Doktor....... Dr.D.: No'puter? No 'puter/Arwen: believe me I know that Judy and I'm right annoyed about it - just ask Dad Harvie: er What's up Doc No 'puter/Arwen: Hi, Rich Judy: it is healed, and have most of the use back, still a little weak Dr.D.: Hi Bob and everyone else. BobS: ya mon Judy: hello, Dr D rich-c: but coming along well - good to her it rich-c: Rich, what does it mean when you take your temperature and it shows hypothermia - and teh thermometer is accurate? Dr.D.: I presume Rin has become a brunette if she is Arwen...and Pam has no computer? Guy B.: Rich, I'm going to talk to an advisor at the Univ. of Phoenix next week during my vacation. BobS: that you are cold.......... Dr.D.: <rim shot> Dr.D.: How hypothermic, Richard? No 'puter/Arwen: <E> she was never described as a brunette, IIRC Judy: it is storming here, not a great night for sitting outside, so we are in Dr.D.: Elves all had dark hair, "save the golden house of Finarfin". rich-c: 34.7 C - 35 is the line for hypothermia Dr.D.: So what is your temp? No 'puter/Arwen: <E> they don't specifiy what kind of dark Dr.D.: Dark chocolate. BobS: dark beer......bottom of the vat.......... rich-c: 34.7 this morning - down from 35.3 and 35.7 last two days Guy B.: No storms here, but we are going to get them later and tomorrow. Dr.D.: And creamy filling...sounds like a 3 Musketeers bar. rich-c: I think I've been having extended A-fib periods last two days - incredible fatigue, no appetite BobS: yum !!!!!!! Judy: sounds like you are hungry, Dr d Dr.D.: Eating ice cream, mostly melted though due to phone interrupt. Guy B.: My weight is finally coming back down, but with Abby out of commission. Our walks are temporalily suspended. I have to drive her to the woods so she can go. Dr.D.: But I am hungry, running all day with this robot class. No 'puter/Arwen: pass the ice cream Harvie: You need an APIC Doc rich-c: APIC? No 'puter/Arwen: ?? Judy: we have had trouble with the exercise also, tooo much rain and cold weather Dr.D.: Your body temp is 94.5 F if I did that conversion properly. rich-c: sounds credible Judy: but we went out for a bike ride tonight Dr.D.: Is your house cold? (too much AC) Harvie: Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller rich-c: no a/c on for weeks Judy: just outside, Dr D Guy B.: I have to get my tires inflated, so I can ride mine. Got one of the last 5 speeds. Harvie: To handle the phone interrupts rich-c: and quite tolerable inside Judy: don't need it here, almost need heat Dr.D.: Have you lost a large amount of weight recently? Dr.D.: And are you sure your thermometer is accurate? Dr.D.: I would believe a mercury one... BobS: nope Guy, got 1 too Judy: at least that is whatBob thinks, I said no more heat until the fall rich-c: yes, my weight does seem dowm beyond normal water balance fluctuation rich-c: and the thermometer shows 36.7 when Frances uses it Guy B.: Jeanene surprised me with that for my birthday 14 years ago and its a Schwinn. Dr.D.: Then maybe you really are cold due to loss of body fat. rich-c: the claimed accuracy is +/- 0.1 degree Dr.D.: And you haven't got a new set-point yet. Dr.D.: If you put it in ice-water and it says 4 C, I will believe it. BobS: HAH......mine is 30 years old Guy and still works good........don't tell judy, she is a grinch Judy: I got a new one this year rich-c: doubt I've lost that much; my water excretion has been very high lately - sip a swallow, discharge a pint Guy B.: No wonder Bob. You got the old and she has the new. No 'puter/Arwen: TMI Dad Judy: mine is prettier rich-c: anyway it's electronic, Rich, and only has a limited range - mercury type tricks won't work Guy B.: Boy, even though what's happening with Abby this week. I'm looking forward to my vacation next week. My first for this year. Dr.D.: Then you have to believe it...or go to your local chemist's shop and get a real mercury one :-) rich-c: a break is always very welcome, Guy Guy B.: Especially with July reports will be coming in next month and so will overtime again. rich-c: my sight isn't good enough even with glasses to be certain of the reding on a mercury type No 'puter/Arwen: is your thermometer digital Dad? Dr.D.: I think he said yes. BobS: gotta get the Readers Digest large print version Richard rich-c: yes Pam, digital electronic Judy: I had problems with one of them, had to buy a new one works much better No 'puter/Arwen: an under the tongue version or in the ear version? rich-c: sublingual or armit or rectal - choose one of, Pam
(Guy B. gives No 'puter/Arwen a can of Diet Coke.) Judy: tongue one, they are much cheaper Dr.D.: axillary is the med term for #2.
(Guy B. gives BobS a can of cranberry soda) rich-c: I'll make a note ;-) BobS: TANKS guy Judy: hope it is diet, Guy Dr.D.: (Dr.D. give No'puter a 'puter and Arwen a ticket to Valinor.) BobS: was tirsty Guy B.: I think it is. Judy: that is good Guy B.: Nothing but Diet Cokes for me. Judy: have to keep after him, he is trying to get off his diet rich-c: you mean it isn't New Low-Carb Coke? Heavens, where's your fad sensitivity? Dr.D.: (Dr.D. wants a Hires root beer, but they don't make it any more.) Guy B.: Well, if he keeps going off the diet, then he needs more exercise to compensate for it. rich-c: they don't? No 'puter/Arwen: will A & W do Rich? Dr.D.: Put brown food coloring in tap water, dissolve 2 No-Doz tablets, there is no-carb drink for you. Judy: the low carb beer is bad, at least that is what Bob thinks Dr.D.: Ehhh, A&W is okay. Dr.D.: Not sweet enough. rich-c: is Dad's Old-Fashioned Root Beer still around? Guy B.: I have tried the Diet A&W. It's very close to the original. BobS: tis YUCKY Dr.D.: That's why I don't like Dad's, it isn't sweet and syruppy :-) No 'puter/Arwen: aren't you sweet enough already? Judy: he is getting that, been working on building a house for my sisters oldest son Dr.D.: Re: sweetness, depends on whom you ask. Guy B.: How about Dog N Suds? I have a can of their root beer in my fridge. Dr.D.: Bleh, what a name! Dr.D.: Sounds like dishwashing liquid. rich-c: slur on the good name of REAL suds Guy B.: Dr. D, I take it you never went to one. No 'puter/Arwen: sorry Guy, didn't see the Diet Coke go by Dr.D.: It's a place, then? I never heard of it. Guy B.: Famous for their corny dogs. Harvie: A&W clone BobS: Dog & Suds was just lie A&W only had more food tiems to sdell ya BobS: items Guy B.: In a way, yes. Judy: are there any left, the one around here closed years ago BobS: ......arf and barf..........dog and suds Guy B.: They are all gone here. However, Woodfield Mall has an A&W Restaurant. No 'puter/Arwen: which Judy? Dr.D.: There was a carhop A&W in my parents' hometown that we went to until the mid-1970s, when it closed.
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changed username to rich-c Dr.D.: ISTR a non-carhop one on my way to Indianapolis on January. Guy B.: We have a clone Rich Clee. rich-c: damn, I got dumped (or dumped myself) No 'puter/Arwen: will the real Dad please stand up Dr.D.: I'm a Dad, quadrux! Judy: welcome back, then, Rich Dr.D.: (if that is a word) Harvie: There's an A&W on Hurontario ST N in Brampton (drive through in a Petro-Canada Station) Dr.D.: (I have been making them up lately) No 'puter/Arwen: add 'em to the lexicon, Ric No 'puter/Arwen: h Guy B.: Be right, going to check on Abby. She's in the kitchen. No 'puter/Arwen: there's one in Yorkdale and that's the only one I am sure of rich-c: I can't remember if I've ever been in an A&W rich-c: or for that matter Dairy Queen or Arby's rich-c: and McDonalds was so long ago I pretty much forget when Dr.D.: "to typo" = "to type text while making lots of errors" No 'puter/Arwen: I was at DQ yesterday No 'puter/Arwen: had a strawberry cheesecake Blizzard rich-c: with me, all that stuff goes straight to my waistline, so I can't affod it Guy B.: Abby's just lying down in the kitchen. She's doing Ok. Harvie: All this talk of A&W has me thirsty BrB Guy B.: Ohhh. That sounds good. Judy: was in Burger King this week, was going out for lunch with the grand kids, only kind of place to take three little kids with two adults rich-c: well, won't be time for my Guiness till 20 minutes or so No 'puter/Arwen: it was Guy Guy B.: My supervisor treated us for pizzas for lunch today. Ate too much of that. Dr.D.: Richard, if you are dropping weight, maybe you need some wasteline... rich-c: now pizzas, I can identify iwth! Dr.D.: "Separated at birth?" I don't think so. Dr.D.: :-) rich-c: no, it happens when I lose my appetite for a day or two Guy B.: We had stuffed and thick crust.
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: if I ever need to, I can rebuild it instantly rich-c: all I need to do is walk past a Tim Hortons - don't even have to go in
changed username to George outside Guy B.: George, you're outside today? rich-c: George - teh hospital sprung you? Dr.D.: What is George outside of? George outside: Hi Everyone No 'puter/Arwen: Hi George Judy: hi, George rich-c: c'mon, spill it, Geoerge - what's the news? George outside: i'm live outside my apartment Guy B.: How are you feeling? No 'puter/Arwen: WIFI working again? George outside: on wifi George outside: i'm much better Guy B.: Good to hear. rich-c: hey neat! you're home, and even have the wifi perking -wow! Guy B.: You have that secured? George outside: with comcast George outside: so secured comcast can't find me rich-c: sounds good, George - do you still have AOL as your ISP? George outside: yes Guy B.: That's great. You did good George. Harvie: On Knoppix George? rich-c: then if someone does pirate you, it will be AOL's problem George outside: win98 tonight rich-c: you're not supposed to mention Windows tonight, George - notice Pamela's handle Dr.D.: No, her handle means no computers. No 'puter/Arwen: notice that Pamela has Daddy's laptop : ) Dr.D.: Ah, I said computer! George outside: like i said comcast says they can't even find me rich-c: count your blessing, George, long as you can find your connection ;-) No 'puter/Arwen: nice Daddy! rich-c: well, next step is to get your desktop untangled, Pam Dr.D.: I hope the rental fee is good :-) Guy B.: I had them come to my place last month. They claim I was using cable, but I wasn't. I'm using antenna on my TV's. rich-c: them maybe we can let Erin borrow teh laptop for a while No 'puter/Arwen: it's rent-free Dr.D.: Family favors are never without payback :-) rich-c: so waht was Comcast trying to pull? BobS: and what did they say when they saw rabbits ears???? George outside: buy what they can rich-c: I get the feeling sometimes that US cable companies are psychotic with greed George outside: comcast is very big on expansionism Dr.D.: All Americans are psychotic with greed...just ask anyone else on the planet... Guy B.: Claimed they did an audit and found an active cable outlet. I do have an outlet, but there isn't a cable attached to it. Then this guy offered my $19.99 for 3 months. Then it goes up unless I cancelled. I turned him down. Harvie: Ted Rogers taught them rich George outside: not me rich-c: well, yeah - not quite all, but a lot... BobS: AH the old bullshit try from cable.........'have we got a DEAL for you" rich-c: did he give any explanation as to why the outlet might be active? Dr.D.: I need a new homeland...maybe Hungaria. Dr.D.: Or Ecuarico. Dr.D.: Or Grand Fenwick. rich-c: go for that last one - they make great wine! Dr.D.: :-) George outside: yes bloody Hungaria rich-c: besides, roaring mice turn me on Guy B.: Jeanene has antenna service with them for $8 and guess what. They have her on basic service still. Guy B.: No idea why Rich. I think it's a bluff. Dr.D.: Film Society here showed "The Mouse That Roared" last fall. rich-c: how does one end up buying antenna service from comcast? Guy B.: You get the local channels and nothing else. rich-c: you just moved, Guy - maybe the prevkous tenant had it and didn't cancel? No 'puter/Arwen: even when you cancel or transfer, the outlet doesn't always go dead rich-c: why not just put up an antenna and tell them where to head in? George outside: it's called lifeline basic service here Judy: or they canceled but the company didn't shut it off Guy B.: Well, AT&T had it before until they sold it to Comcast two years ago. Guy B.: That's probably what happened.
(Dr.D. gives rich-c a nice tall frosty Guinness) Dr.D.: I want to hear more about the mice. rich-c: (with lots of thick cramy foam) No 'puter/Arwen: when we moved into 29 it turned out we could have had free cable for two years before we got it George outside: i have real antenna backup BobS: BUMMER Pam George outside: and mobile Guy B.: Now I hear that SBC wants to get into this using DSL and Microsoft is going to help them getting off the ground. rich-c: that's your ticket to tell the cable company to go to hell - never part with it No 'puter/Arwen: yeah, Bob, we didn't find out the outlet was active until the cable co. told us it was Dr.D.: I am pretty sure that if the girls were not here I would dump cable and never miss it... Dr.D.: Probably never miss any TV...it is a wasteland for me. Dr.D.: Even reruns of the stuff I liked from the past is edited, time-compressed, and bug-ified. rich-c: well, with teh racing season on and football going, I NEED our satellite George outside: now i can watch tv whereever i go Dr.D.: If you watch what they have, that is fine. Guy B.: Since the primetime season is over. I'm watching old TV series on DVD. rich-c: our football season is 78 games - 75 are being telecast (Frances groans) Dr.D.: Richard, due to mailbox error I deleted your most recent E-mail without ever reading it. No 'puter/Arwen: yes, Mom and I are football widows : ) Dr.D.: Even DVD is no guarantee of no edits. rich-c: I think it was just a joke, Rich No 'puter/Arwen: however, we are CFL football widows, which helps Dr.D.: Russell likes CFL? Guy B.: Some have included the scenes that were deleted. rich-c: yes, at least teh alpha males watch REAL football No 'puter/Arwen: oh yes, exclusively Dr.D.: And then there is stuff like the complete Johnny Quest boxed set, which I would have considered buying, except that they went over the dialogue with a PC filter. rich-c: the only edge teh NFL has over tennis is that watching it doesn't give me vertigo before putting me to sleep Dr.D.: Deleting the most famous Race Bannon line of all time: "Take *that*, you heathen baboons!" Guy B.: Does anyone remember Futurama? No 'puter/Arwen: it's still on, Guy Dr.D.: I remember of it, never was able to catch more than bits of it. Guy B.: I have all three volumes on DVD. No 'puter/Arwen: it's on Teletoon if I'm not mistaken Dr.D.: Animation compresses very well to DVD, since it has so many areas of constant, flat color. Dr.D.: So you can get zillions of hours on just a few discs. rich-c: yes, we have some spammer offering 70 famous Westerns on DVDs Guy B.: Pam, do you know who plays Leela's voice? Dr.D.: "Roy Rogers versus the Nazi Threat" :-) No 'puter/Arwen: I caught the tail end of That's Entertainment Too on PBS the other night rich-c: may even be a legitimate business that doesn't rea;ize spamming is not a legitimate business method Dr.D.: I think of Leela from Tom Baker's "Doctor Who". No 'puter/Arwen: Erin says it's the actress who played Peg Bundy on Married with Children Guy B.: Nope, Katey Sagal from 8 Simple Rules. Dr.D.: Amazon with IQ of 200. No 'puter/Arwen: same person Guy Dr.D.: "Circle gets the square!" Guy B.: Then why didn't you say so. No 'puter/Arwen: cos I couldn't remember her name! Guy B.: Besides, I never watched Married with Children. Dr.D.: (Sounds like a "Hollywood Squares" question) No 'puter/Arwen: then how do you know who played Peg Bundy?
(Guy B. gives No 'puter/Arwen a yummy bar of chocolate.) Dr.D.: Spooky...just opened up my mailbox at CWRU and I have 666 messages. No 'puter/Arwen: mmmm, chocolate (chanelling Homer) No 'puter/Arwen: just close it again and send yourself something, Rich Guy B.: Hey Homer, where's mine? Judy: don't read them all at once, Dr D rich-c: what did you do to deserve that? I rarely get over 120 spams a day No 'puter/Arwen: (mouth full) no more chocolate Dr.D.: Well, they are accumulated. Dr.D.: I just haven't archived it for a while. rich-c: don't you have some sot of spam filter? Dr.D.: No spam, it is all filtered away from this account. Guy B.: Whoa, that's going to take you all night or a couple of days to go through. Dr.D.: Not 666 new ones, just 666 total, waiting to be archived. rich-c: you mean you have that many REAL messages??? Whoo-ee!!! Dr.D.: I was keeping some stuff from mid-May around because it has contact infor for my summer students.
(A strange smell wafts around the room) Dr.D.: Yes I do. rich-c: oh, that's OK then - for a while you had me going there Harvie: Sounds Evil Dr.D.: Well, someone could send me mail and break the spell...how about Rin? rich-c: I don't even want to think of how many messages I might have archived No 'puter/Arwen: <E> can't - no 'puter, remember? Dr.D.: (it would probably be " Dr.D.: "THIS IS SPAM" Dr.D.: What are you typing on, then? rich-c: well, if you can tell me the date when I sent you that deleted message, I could re-send it Dr.D.: It was today, Richard. No 'puter/Arwen: <E> Well Pam is typing...and it's on Uncle Richard's laptop Guy B.: I never see spam. Occasionally, one might slip by. But, I set on my filter where it deletes it immediately. rich-c: OK, it was a joke then - wsatch your mailbox for 667 rich-c: don't be surprised if that knoocks me off chat again - but I'll be back Dr.D.: hahaha thanks Richard. Dr.D.: I'll let you know when it arrives. rich-c: OK you should have it anytime now rich-c: I'll go get me my beer while we wait - brb No 'puter/Arwen: can I do that on this thing Dad? Dr.D.: Depends on if you have a webmail client or not, I think. Dr.D.: Richard's E-mail arrived... Guy B.: I have webmail client. No 'puter/Arwen: ah the joys of technology Dr.D.: but he sent it to my other address, so CWRU is still at the magic number :-) No 'puter/Arwen: takes an e-mail thirty seconds No 'puter/Arwen: takes snail mail three days rich-c: can you do what, Pam? all I did was send an email Dr.D.: Carrier pigeon takes a week. No 'puter/Arwen: forward it to your CWRU address Rich No 'puter/Arwen: check e-mail while chatting Dr.D.: I might as well have spammed my self. Dr.D.: Brain is going...maybe I should sign off and sleep. No 'puter/Arwen: sleep is good - just ask Ron : ) rich-c: I don't know if you can do it with Outlook Express - I use Eudora which is independent Dr.D.: I would, but he isn't here. BobS: speaking of whom............... No 'puter/Arwen: what I meant was, can this machine handle multitasking Dad rich-c: the chat module will accept some multitasking but not all Dr.D.: <CRASH> Dr.D.: <MAGIC SMOKE EMITTED> No 'puter/Arwen: okay, I'll try later I've crashed enough computers for one day rich-c: for instance if you want to do a web seardch you must open a new instance of IE Dr.D.: "No electrons were harmed during the performance of this Blue Screen of Death" No 'puter/Arwen: Dad, I just left a message for Neil asking him to give me a call about the computer - maybe he can help me rich-c: anyway yes, the laptop has 98SE on it which allows multi-tasking within memory and cache limitations George outside: i'm watching win tv and surfing the net and doing chat rich-c: that means you have two copies of IE open then, right, George? No 'puter/Arwen: got an elevator shaft I can "fix" mine with George? George outside: right No 'puter/Arwen: although Dad recommends defenestration Dr.D.: Hehe, reminds me of a college football cheer we used to do when there was a bad call by the refs:
moved to room Meeting Place Dr.D.: "Elevator, elevator, we got the shaft!" Dr.D.: My chat is now running impossibly slowly. Harvie: "Defenestrate Windows" :) Dr.D.: Without updating.
changed username to rich-c Dr.D.: And now it all appeared. Dr.D.: <cue Twilight Zone theme> George outside: i wonder what i could do with HT No 'puter/Arwen: 2-4-6-8, who don't we appreciate? Referree, referee, bad refs! rich-c: OK, am I triplets or did everyone get bounced? No 'puter/Arwen: you'r only one here Dr.D.: The ref beats his wife! (3 times) She likes it, she likes it! rich-c: oh, see I lost my evil twin instead Dr.D.: Followed by dog, mistress, himself... Dr.D.: We had fun at the games. Guy B.: You're back to your old self Rich. rich-c: anyway, Pam, all you need is teh computer version of Pepto-Bismol Judy: there is only one here Dr.D.: A pink chat room? Dr.D.: We could make one. No 'puter/Arwen: (Pamela pours icky pink stuff into hard drive) rich-c: bite your tongue!!!
(007 music plays in the background) No 'puter/Arwen: (pink smoke ensues) Dr.D.: Bismuth subsalicylate is your friend. George outside: not mine Dr.D.: Makes my tummy happy when it is upset. George outside: i have an allergy rich-c: as long as it cures Fatal Exception Errors in vxd.vmm rich-c: I've never used it Harvie: Linux cures that rich rich-c: right, but for computer illiterates teh cure is worse than the disease No 'puter/Arwen: that's me George outside: i downloaded another linux rich-c: works fine for you and George and Rich, but teh others? Dr.D.: I have no Linux machines. rich-c: which one, George? Harvie: It's a piece of cake Dr.D.: We need ADAMix. George outside: it begins with top rich-c: right, yours are all other Unix flavours, aren't they? Dr.D.: Multi-user, multi-tasking, multi-threaded OS on the Z80. Dr.D.: In 64K. Dr.D.: With no hardware page faults :-) Guy B.: If I tried it. Might as well install it on another hard drive. rich-c: with a magaram memory expander, of course George outside: it runs on windows partitions Harvie: "Dr Linus Drushell" Dr.D.: <snicker> rich-c: most Linuxes can be set up to do that, I gather George outside: not true Dr.D.: The only Linus in me holds a security blanket and awaits the Great Pumpkin with sincerity. Guy B.: There is no Great Pumpkin. Dr.D.: Blasphemer! rich-c: I know Linspire (nee Lindows) does No 'puter/Arwen: no Guy, say it ain't so Dr.D.: Smite! Smite! George outside: not in linux Dr.D.: Linspire? That is a new name to me. rich-c: check it out - they have a "free" offer right now Guy B.: Where? rich-c: you'll find it in your copy of Langalist a few issues back Dr.D.: So can Erin get Rinspire? Dr.D.: (might fix her broken computer) Harvie: Linspire is Lindows Dr.D.: They changed the name? rich-c: it isn't Rin's computer that's down - it's Pamela's Guy B.: Oh, that's right because of Microsoft. rich-c: yes, has to do with the Microsoft lawsuits in Europe Dr.D.: They need to find some software engineer named Stanislaus Lindowski and say it was named for him. George outside: there is a short list of linux dist. that run on windows at linux.org under distributions and making proper selections Dr.D.: So Rin's computer is working now? Harvie: Netherlands court found in Lindows favour
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rich-c confirmed ban
Dr.D. confirmed ban Dr.D.: Seems like the chat is acting up again. rich-c: sheesh, bounced wonder which key it is that does that? rich-c: I know it's down on the lower right somewhere No 'puter/Arwen: that's right Dad, blame it on the keyboard
BobS confirmed ban rich-c: of course Dr.D.: 0321456987=/ Dr.D.: Tried all my lower right keys, none crash it. Harvie: It's the "any" key rich-c: try alt - windows - right click menu - control Harvie: Or maybe the anar chy No 'puter/Arwen: groan No 'puter/Arwen: wookie sounds rich-c: Harvie, colour that and save it for Easter... Dr.D.: The mon kee. Dr.D.: Or the Ric ky. No 'puter/Arwen: the woo kie
Guy B. confirmed ban Dr.D.: <kiss I guess then> Harvie: Not to mention the cook ie Dr.D.: For pigeons learning to type. rich-c: naw, that lives on teh screen, not the keyboard rich-c: anywa, George, have you found the listing in the Langalist? Dr.D.: Well gang, I am going to call it a night. Dr.D.: See you all next week! Guy B.: Bye Dr D. BobS: tired eh????? rich-c: right, you've been burning teh candle at both ends, as usual - take care Judy: night Dr D Dr.D.: Yes, plumb worn out. BobS: be good, say HI to the wife and kids, Harvie: Au reservoir rich-c: OK, see you Saturday or next week, then No 'puter/Arwen: nite Rich.....sleep sweet Dr.D.: Our river is dirt cheap. Dr.D.: <poof>
Dr.D. left chat session No 'puter/Arwen: wow, that was quick rich-c: so George, have you found it yet? BobS: and I'M OFF......he said as he disappeared into cyberspace rich-c: you just wren't paying attention, Pam George outside: what? rich-c: the free Linux distribution offers Harvie: Bye Bye Birdie No 'puter/Arwen: I was getting a beverage George outside: i went inside for a min George outside: i downloaded them rich-c: OK, look at your last three or four copies of Langalist - the story is in one of them Guy B.: Bye Bob George outside: most are a free download rich-c: oh, you mean you have them already? No 'puter/Arwen: no no no that was a comment not a statement of intent, Guy BobS: ME no leavin'...........ME stay, keemosabby Guy B.: Well folks, got to go as well. I don't think Abby wants to go out for quick one and I have to give her medicine for the night. So, I'll see you all next week. George outside: then you just burn the .iso files to cd rich-c: OK Guy, see you next week, then - enjoy your vacation No 'puter/Arwen: see, now that was a statement of intent. G'nite Guy, hope Abby gets better quickly Harvie: Goodnight Guy Guy B.: That I will. George outside: nite uy BobS: be good Guy George outside: Guy George outside: sorry Judy: night Guy rich-c: yes, I still have to get my CD burner running again - right now when I access it I get a BSOD Guy B.: Ok, see you all later, Poof!
Guy B. left chat session rich-c: got into a problem when I changed drivers - will have to uninstall and reinstall everyhting No 'puter/Arwen: it looks like I'll be in town on Sunday Dad, maybe I'll come to the computer fair with you rich-c: good idea, Pam - just bring a can of tuna fish or something for the food bank No 'puter/Arwen: Harvie, are you planning to go? George outside: i like HP burners their recordnow auto burns .iso files rich-c: I got a whole slew of really neat software with my LG DVD burner Harvie: Not sure, would like to go but never know what emergencies may pop up No 'puter/Arwen: no tuna in this house Dad No 'puter/Arwen: well if you do go, I'll be the one with the sunburn : ) rich-c: well, get a crock of peanut butter, or some boxes of Kraft dinner, or something equally appropriate George outside: now i want to go out on a party boat No 'puter/Arwen: KD I can do, Dad
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changed username to rich-c George outside: sea bass and drumfish are biting rich-c: dumped gain - this is getting ridiculous No 'puter/Arwen: Did you get dumped again Dad???? George outside: tamcotec No 'puter/Arwen: I don't think it's tamco, George rich-c: no, Pamela is on Tamco too and she's doing fine George outside: the infailable isp rich-c: and John isn't fiddling with teh upgrade until next week Harvie: I'm on tamcotec and I didn't get booted rich-c: I suspect it is when I nick the right-click menu key that it messes things up BobS: ahso !!!!!!! its something INSIDE the hosue ......Frances ??????? rich-c: Frances is sound asleep in the living room, as it happens No 'puter/Arwen: I have a furry lap rug No 'puter/Arwen: now Erin has one rich-c: so who has Inky? No 'puter/Arwen: inky's asleep on the floor. That's willow going "mom, you don't have enough fur on you" BobS: hmmmm....the cat???? BobS: of the resident skeeters????? BobS: or No 'puter/Arwen: yup Judy: well, then tell her hi, tomorrow for us rich-c: you mean Willow spreeads over two laps? No 'puter/Arwen: no, he alternates Judy: I am calling it a night, talk to you all in two weeks, will be gone next week rich-c: OK Judy, see you in two weeks, then No 'puter/Arwen: night Judy BobS: and wid DAT, tis time be bid ya'll a fond farewell; adios; auf wiedesehen; and GOOD bye Harvie: Goodnight Judy No 'puter/Arwen: night Bobs
Judy left chat session rich-c: night Bob, take it easy No 'puter/Arwen: wish me Happy Birthday BobS: Oh, and i will accompany the lady......see ya in 2 BobS: BAM, BANG.....poof Harvie: A dios Bob
BobS left chat session No 'puter/Arwen: speaking of which, where's Daniel tonite? rich-c: I don't know, I was wondering - Ron isn't here either No 'puter/Arwen: well Ron has been spotty recently so I'm not surprised George outside: it's time for me to go No 'puter/Arwen: okay George - enjoy the great outdoors George outside: nite All rich-c: right George; glad you are feeling better and things are going well for you George outside: thanks Harvie: Yep , the meter is running out and I got no mo Quarters George outside: poof
George outside left chat session Harvie: See ya next week No 'puter/Arwen: heck, they're taking loonies now Harvie Harvie: Old meter
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changed username to rich-c No 'puter/Arwen: well shall we call it a night? No 'puter/Arwen: I'm thinking it's time to give up, Dad rich-c: OK Harvie, mayhap we will see you Sunday rich-c: I agree Pam, having got bounced yet again Harvie: Goodnight to all three rich-c's No 'puter/Arwen: night Harvie No 'puter/Arwen: maybe see you Sunday rich-c: keep us posted on car washes, birthday urges, and similar questions Harvie: Goodnight girls
Harvie left chat session No 'puter/Arwen: I'll maybe be over tomorrow to wash the car Dad rich-c: whatever - holler first, but I see no problems No 'puter/Arwen: depending on weather, and I will call first of course No 'puter/Arwen: until then, thanks for the loan rich-c: right - meantime do a search on vxd.vmm and find a few ansers - if you know what needs fixing then fixing gets a lot easier No 'puter/Arwen: I will No 'puter/Arwen: night, Daddy rich-c: DO NOT under any circumstances play with teh registry No 'puter/Arwen: <E> goodnight, Uncle Richard No 'puter/Arwen: I won't Dad rich-c: other than that, good luck - night now No 'puter/Arwen: thanks - kerpoof rich-c: night, Rin
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No 'puter/Arwen requested to ban rich-c
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changed username to Daniel Daniel: Je sais, j'ai manqué la session. Daniel: La fête de la St-Jean ici... j'ai complètement oublié le reste
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changed username to Dr.D.
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changed username to Guy B.