Harvie: Good evening rich rich-c: and same back to you, Harvie - how goes it? Harvie: Pretty well, how did you like our winter rich-c: well, we need 72 hours at least of -8° or lower weatehr if we are to have an icewine harvest rich-c: and they are now re-hiring many of the layoffs up around Collingwood Harvie: Good luck on that rich-c: so - there are meaningful benefits Harvie: But it was a short season no? rich-c: well, the vintners feel they have until at least late February rich-c: meanwhile, I can live with days above freezing - lots of them Harvie: If today was the worst weather we get this winter I will be happy rich-c: yes, today was more conventional for Toronto in January - but lord knows we have seen a LOT worse
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: meanwhile though BC is getting it hard, and so is Denver Harvie: I had snow on my windshield, that's official enough for me
changed username to BobS BobS: Hi guys rich-c: right, and the siers at Whistler are deleriously happy Harvie: Hello Bob rich-c: greetigs, Robert BobS: SNOW !!!!!! shame rich-c: you got snow? BobS: not me BobS: Harvie Harvie: We get snow you get Dubbya on TV Bob rich-c: we got a dusting this morning, really just a trace BobS: we got some very light accumulations yesterday, and maybe more on the weekend BobS: watching a movie on SiFi channnel rich-c: long as it doesn't need shovelling, I'm fairly cool with it BobS: shoveling sucks, yes BobS: I WANT SPRING rich-c: oh, my satellite service is suspended for December and January BobS: heard that BobS: but we just got it back.....thanks to Doug & Meeka rich-c: why should I pay $90 to have a connection to a tv I won't turn on? BobS: we are piggybacked on theirs, with appropriate charges of course rich-c: how do you do that? rich-c: . BobS: they had an extra dish and receiver from the original system BEFORE they got the tevo recorder thingy....we just hooked it up at our house, activated the receiver and BINGO BobS: cost is not too high for a poor unemployed guy BobS: and presto, we have dish returned rich-c: after taxes, our satellite connection is $44.44 a month - I think it's outrageous Harvie: Is that Expressview rich? rich-c: StarChoice, Harvie - I have one extra package, sports BobS: OUCH, that is equal to regular cable network here......the kind on the pole to oyour house BobS: dish is quite a bit cheaper rich-c: here, it's the cheapest alternative available, but they keep jacking the prices rich-c: but our cale guys are a greedy bunch of thieves rich-c: cable BobS: how much IS wired cable tv? rich-c: there's so much flim-flam in the bundles and packages and promotional offers and all you can never tell rich-c: all you can say is that there's a quasi monopoly and the consumer gets screwed Harvie: And they are taking Speed Channel out of basic service rich-c: just like they have a real deal on phone service this week - till you read the fine print BobS: THAT is the whole point..........they want ALL your money mon!!!! rich-c: Speed Channel was never in basic service on Star Choice - it's why I buy the extra now TSN is basic BobS: and of course, it don't include taxes, fees, and other gov't regulatory charges.....OR the basic phone service...... ;-) rich-c: if they delivered teh good honestly and at a fair price, I would not grudge it rich-c: you sure have to read teh fine print - which was not made for three-quarter century old eyes
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changed username to Pamela rich-c: hello daughter Harvie: Hello Pam Pamela: hi, there rich-c: getting a little chill today Pamela: big turnout, I see : ) Pamela: can you say brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr? rich-c: well, with luck it may increase - wonder whre our Quebecois are, though Pamela: I have come to the conclusion that I need to find a warmer coat rich-c: for that matter, will Rich and Rin show eventually, do you know? Pamela: no idea Pamela: hello Harvie, hi Bob rich-c: thought you had a pretty good puffy parka?
BobS changed username to Judy Pamela: used to be pretty good Judy: hi, everyone Pamela: Hi, Judy : ) Harvie: Hi Judy rich-c: hi Judy, taking over from the old man, are you? Judy: Bob had a package to send out tomorrow so he had to go and get it ready rich-c: did he sel something on eBay? Judy: yes, on one of them, an office 95 or something rich-c: good for him - does he use eBay only or also craigslist and stuff? Judy: not Ebay right now, I think it is yahoo or something Judy: not very informative am I? Pamela: s'okay, Judy - we're all like that at this time of night : ) Harvie: We never shoot the messenger Judy Judy: did it get cold up by you like it did here? rich-c: right, I think Yahoo does hae an auction setup of some sort Pamela: oh yeah Pamela: I was just commenting that I think I need a warmer jacket rich-c: yes, it is about -8°C at the moment, our high was -2 Judy: it has been a long day, road down to South Bend checking out a job Pamela: did you guys get snow? Judy: we weren't that cold Judy: just a little on the grass Judy: what a differance from last week rich-c: well, it was our first day totally below 0°C this year so far, and we have + temperatures forecast highs for the rst of the week Pamela: one of my coworkers who lives in Barrie said the snow was up to her knees at 5:00 am this morning. We only got a dusting last night Pamela: Judy, was the job for you, or Bob? rich-c: yes, the ski providers up at Blue Mountain are singing halaleulias Judy: we have very little, and it can stay that way, don't need any here rich-c: they are going to recall a majority of the 1300 workers they had to lay off last week Judy: both, would be a driving job, but I wasn't impressed Harvie: Blue mountain can make their own snow, all they need is cold Pamela: well they've finally got their base, anyway Judy: they opened the ski resort just north of us today also rich-c: yes, and they are in a different weather pattern from Toronto rich-c: as I was telling Hrvie earlier, now we have to worry about the icewine vintners rich-c: tyhey need at least 72 hours when teh temprature never exceeds -8° rich-c: C Harvie: They spent 2 million plus to pump water from the bay after waffling on it for three years and now they got no cold :) rich-c: for their harvest to begin
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: well, for snowmaking they don't need cold thaqt extreme, or for long Pamela: but it helps
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings!!!! Pamela: hello, Guy Judy: they just need freezing, about 30
changed username to Mrs. Who rich-c: hello Guy, see your computer is temperamental again
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changed username to Fershlugginer Guy B.: Brrr, it's cold here too and we may get some snow this weekend rich-c: 'lo,Rin\
changed username to Roberto Judy: hi, Erin Guy B.: Hi Rin Harvie: Hello Rin Mrs. Who: Rich will be late but he will be here Roberto: OUCH,m everyone ist here Mrs. Who: hi all!! Fershlugginer: Yo! Pamela: Hi, Ron Guy B.: Guy? Mrs. Who: hi Ron Roberto: BRB, got to go back upstairs I do rich-c: well, well, you mean the Island lines aren't down yet? Pamela: figure it out yet, Ron? Fershlugginer: had a power failure while I was out....just got back to a bunch of blinking clocks rich-c: I explained it to him, Pam Pamela: oh Fershlugginer: yes, thanks to Rich Judy: Hi, Ron Fershlugginer: Hi Judy Fershlugginer: How are ya? Guy B.: Hi Ron
Roberto left chat session Judy: not bad and you? rich-c: how badly are you getting hit up your way, Ron? Fershlugginer: not bad for an old guy thanks rich-c: it's the led story on Canada.com, or was earlier rich-c: lead Fershlugginer: actually, we're being spared. There was some snow overnight, and it's real cold, but we haven't had nearly the wind that the lower mainland is getting Pamela: what's new, Erin? Fershlugginer: I'm headed down there on Friday for a week rich-c: that gives you some serious blessings to count! Fershlugginer: absolutely
Judy changed username to Bob rich-c: mainland, or down to Victoria? Bob: ich bin zuruch Mrs. Who: ooooo, well been a bit busy Fershlugginer: Vancouver (or more precisely - Burnaby) rich-c: same difference, though the locals wouldn't thank me for that - the newlyweds? Bob: ah same place mon Fershlugginer: Going to play tour guide to Francesca's father who's visiting from Florence Mrs. Who: yesterday was a *very* big day for us Bob: COOL, he speak Canadian?????? Fershlugginer: Guess we won't be going to Stanley Park or BC Place Stadium Pamela: the two construction deaths? Fershlugginer: oh yeah... he's pretty good Fershlugginer: exactly Bob: hokay !!!!!! Mrs. Who: nope, the SARS report Pamela: ahh rich-c: oh, they will get teh roof stitched up and re-inflated soon enough - they were able to let it down easy
moved to room Meeting Place Fershlugginer: Wish my Italian was as good as Gabrielle's English
changed username to Judy Mrs. Who: my guy was the spokesperson....and I was still acting Director Judy: I'm back Pamela: oh goody Pamela: was, meaning the director is back today? Mrs. Who: my name is actually on the backgrounder of the press release Fershlugginer: damn! spilled tomato soup on my keyboard rich-c: too much political grandstanding on that issue- we've learned our lessons Pamela: sorry Judy, that was directed at Erin : ) Fershlugginer: gotta stop doing that Mrs. Who: hi Judy Pamela: quit feeding the keyboard, Ron Judy: that is okay Fershlugginer: I know eh?
Fershlugginer changed username to Ron Judy: hi, Erin Ron: made my point rich-c: yeah, just take it into the shower with you and rinse it ut Ron: haven't read Mad Magazine in years rich-c: neither have I, but it tends to stay with you - at least the central schticks do Ron: used to love Don Martin's cartoons Ron: and Spy vs Spy Pamela: who is the comm director, Erin? I know you told me but I've forgotten Mrs. Who: Susan Mrs. Who: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/english/media/news_releases/archives/nr_07/jan/nr_010907.html Mrs. Who: that's the link Pamela: got it Mrs. Who: just click on the Backgrounder link from the page and scroll to bottom Ron: Just to give you guys a heads up- I'm expecting a camera club committee over here in about 3/4 hour. So my departure may be rather abrupt rich-c: the reporters seem to feel they have to worry it, but it is really stale news Ron: don't take it personally Bob: ok we won't........ Pamela: ya gotta quit doing everything on Wednesdays, Ron Bob: SO, how was the vacation in Edmonton???? rpfitable and fun I presume? Bob: profitable Ron: Right.... have been telling myself that for years rich-c: oh,tell them to wait til you say goodby properly, Ron - it wont kill them Ron: Very good Bob. Weather was quite benign. It was either -5 C or +5 C and that was it.... no wind, no snow, nothing Ron: gather all that has now changed rich-c: one should be a good host, but not fanatic about it Ron: I have 2 dozen Tim Bits Ron: and a coffee pot Ron: that's all they get rich-c: fine, they want more, they can bring it Ron: exactly! Ron: We're planning a public show Harvie: I am beckoned to the telephone, Have to say goodbye all rich-c: I'm off to an old farts lunch tomorrow - and we'll all chip in for the caterer and beer Mrs. Who: how's it going with you Pam Ron: Hey Harvie...the phone's ringing Pamela: okay, goodnight, Harvie Judy: bye Harvie Mrs. Who: nite Harvie Pamela: been busy in small ways rich-c: night, Harv- see you next week
Harvie left chat session Bob: well that is good then Ron......a good and QUIET vacation to be sure Pamela: did much running around on the weekend. BTW, did you know they're closing the Loblaws on Dixon as of this Saturday? Ron: yes.... my brother Dave and I went to the West Edmonton Mall after Christmas...more to take pictures than anything else Ron: other than that, it was a nice quiet family time Ron: And I did not gain any weight Mrs. Who: Rich said he overheard someone say they would be closing in January.....but I hadn't heard officially Mrs. Who: that's not great Ron: but I did not lose any either rich-c: that the one at the corner of Islington? Pamela: I was in last Saturday to take advantage of the $0.99 sale and discovered it. Pamela: Yes, Dad Mrs. Who: oh wow rich-c: that's been tehre a long time - wonder if they're closing or converting to No Frils or Fortinos or something Pamela: I must admit I contributed because I shop at the Superstore most of the time now - it's more convenient Pamela: and also Erin, have you done laundry since last week? Ron: rumor has it that we're getting a Costco Ron: yet another big box store in the Comox Valley Mrs. Who: no, why? what are they charging now?? Pamela: they've put a lock on the laundry room door - you now need your front door key to get in there rich-c: never been in one of those - the fee has never been worth it to me Pamela: I understand why, but what a pain in the a** Ron: yeah... feel about the same Rich. It Mrs. Who: oh wow :-( Ron: It's ok for families of 10 buying in quantity rich-c: something about paying a fee for the privilege of entgering their store does not sit well with me Ron: agreed Ron: oit Ron: ot Ron: it's $50 bux rich-c: nice if you're going in to buy a computer and tv or other high end stuff, but for routine?
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moved to room Meeting Place Ron: Sister and her partner bought a 42 in. HD TV while I was there. Costco's deal was attractive
left chat session Pamela: anyway, I got more paint for the bathroom - had him tint it twice this time, so hopefully we have the right colour this time. I hope to get the bathroom at least partially painted this weekend
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Guy B. changed username to Guy B. & Annie
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changed username to Mr. Ms. Rin rich-c: there is no place where we could fit a 42" tv into our house, even if we watched tv Ron: Hi Guy B and Annie
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Guy B. & Annie changed username to Guy B. Pamela: Hi, Rich Guy B.: OK, I'm back. Mr. Ms. Rin: Hello all. Ron: exactly Rich....which is why I don't have one
Bob confirmed ban rich-c: sorry, Rich, didn't see you come in - welcome Pamela: and here I thought we were going to get Dr. Who : ) Ron: mine is 32 in Guy B.: Hi Dr. D Mrs. Who: ha ha Honeys Mr. Ms. Rin: Rin wears the pants in the family. Ron: hey there Dr. D rich-c: we still have our old 20"crt and it is more than adequate Pamela: don't blame her - it's too blasted cold for skirts! Mr. Ms. Rin: Hi Ron. Judy: Hi, Dr D Mr. Ms. Rin: I meant to reply to your inquiry about "fershlugginer". Mrs. Who: very funny My Love Ron: thank you sir, it (Ferschlugginer) has been adequately explained Mr. Ms. Rin: It's fractured Yiddish from Harvey Kurtzman, originator of "MAD". Ron: right .... was saying a while ago, I haven't picked up a copy of that in years Mr. Ms. Rin: prob. from a verb "verschlugen" rich-c: yes, second letter is I think U, and is it optional to start with a v? Ron: My brother reads it Mr. Ms. Rin: Or maybe "verschlagen", past participle "verschlugen" Mr. Ms. Rin: It isn't funny anymore :-( Ron: There seems to be a variety of spellings on the net Mr. Ms. Rin: The original "Usual Gang of Idiots" all died off, and the new idiots are to smug and smarmy Mr. Ms. Rin: too Pamela: I used to read it when Dad got it Mr. Ms. Rin: The original MAD spelling might have been "furshlugginer" Ron: ok = a u and 2 g's Pamela: Dad, do I have a memory of walking up to UCS to get it on shopping day? Mr. Ms. Rin: I had too much German, I want to spell it Germanically :-) Mr. Ms. Rin: Bur only Germans know that "v" really is pronounced "f" Mr. Ms. Rin: But rich-c: well, I bought it at the newsstand, usually that one, so that would be consistent Mr. Ms. Rin: I can't type tonight
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changed username to Daniel Pamela: it's goin' around, Rich Guy B.: Hi Danie; Mr. Ms. Rin: Been a hard day Pamela: Hi, Daniel Guy B.: Daniel Daniel: bonsoir Daniel: bonne année rich-c: salut, Daniel Mrs. Who: hi Daniel Ron: meme monsieur Daniel: merci Bob: Hi ' Judy: hi, Daniel Pamela: the ink on my backspace key is worn from use : ) Bob: Daniel Ron: got no accents here (should be a circonflex) Daniel: ;-) Mr. Ms. Rin: Mr. Ms. Rin: I can type them, but then don't show up when I press Enter rich-c: (PRIVATE) Pam: make yourself a note to look at the star map at bathsheba,com Ron: waiting for the kernel on the eMac to panic Ron: so far it hasn't happened Mr. Ms. Rin: Why, Ron? Ron: uninstalled Tiger and am going with Panther instead Mr. Ms. Rin: I can't remember which cat is which, I prefer version numbers. Daniel: how things are going for you in this new year just started? Ron: the OS X kernel has a problem on this machine Ron: was 10.4.9 Ron: now 10.3.9 Pamela: (PRIVATE) ok, why? Mr. Ms. Rin: It will be as bad as Ford soon, run out of cats...cougar, bobcat, lynx, ocelot... Ron: the eMac seems to like it better Ron: yeah, what's the next one coming? Mr. Ms. Rin: leopard Ron: thats it Mr. Ms. Rin: meerkat rich-c: if you want accents and stuff (like ° or ¢) download allchars from http://allchars.zwolnet.com Mr. Ms. Rin: The Mac generates them with various option-keystrokes, Richard. Daniel: it looks like a theme... a pattern of animals, félins Mr. Ms. Rin: Just seems this chat client won't spit them out. Ron: oh this beast has them built in.....but then my keyboard isn't what I'm used to rich-c: (PRIVATE) she thinks you may want to consider one of the items as a gift for Russell Ron: so I go with the U.S. keyboard Mr. Ms. Rin: you have an AZERT whatever keyboard? Pamela: (PRIVATE) which item? Ron: a who? Ron: right now I have a keyboard covered with tomato parmesian soup rich-c: (PRIVATE) star map I think she said Daniel: QWERTY, AZERTY... I forgot the others... Ron: oh right Pamela: (PRIVATE) okay, I'll look Ron: QWERTY rich-c: I have a ^as my upper case 6 Judy: doesn't seem very good for the keyboard, Ron Bob: my keyboard is a toshiba one...... Ron: that's right Judy Mr. Ms. Rin: yikes! Mr. Ms. Rin: Re: soup rich-c: told him earlier, take it into the shower and rinse it down - apparently with many this can be done Bob: <gives bob a great big piece of chocolate> >-) Mr. Ms. Rin: run it through dishwasher Ron: indeed Pamela: mmmm, chocolate (in best Homer Simpson voice) Bob: hmmmmmm evil face..... <-) Judy: that I could use rich-c: of course I don't know if the information applies to Spy transmitters in Canadian coins: Reportacs Mr. Ms. Rin: I am having a different comfort food. Daniel: Did you saw the video circulating now on the net of a guy who have a contagious laugh rich-c: sorry - strange things happen when I hit teh wrong key here Pamela: i'll say! Ron: yes, soup comes squirting out in all directions Pamela: what did you hit? rich-c: I am on the laptop as the desktop cannot be booted - totally crashed out Mr. Ms. Rin: sic transit gloria pentium Guy B.: What happen on the desktop Rich? rich-c: Frances is using the desktop from the Ubuntu live disc, but it has no Java on it so can't come in here Mr. Ms. Rin: No Java for Unbutu? Pamela: speaking of coins Dad, please remind Mom to take her tokens in to TTC headquarters and get them exchanged for the new ones before the end of the month Mrs. Who: (PRIVATE) fyi just gave myself a sympatico account with e.drushel rich-c: Microsoft is investigating - it generate a Stop Message error when rebooting after any Update Mr. Ms. Rin: (PRIVATE) To replace the other one? rich-c: didn't say that, just that it doesn't appear to be on the disc - maybe it's available if the program is installed Mr. Ms. Rin: just go to java.sun.com and download it Mrs. Who: (PRIVATE) in addition as it won't let me replace - however I will send out an email to everyone tomorrow or Friday making that my primary one Mr. Ms. Rin: They should have binaries for everything Linux rich-c: sorry, the disc can't be written to, so I lose it every time I close down Mr. Ms. Rin: I see, you are booting from a CD-ROM. Mr. Ms. Rin: (PRIVATE) Why did you change it now? Ron: yeah, it's there Dr. D. but you have to install it rich-c: I'm tempted to install Ubuntu on the rpimary partition on my external USB hard disc but I'm not sure how or if that would work Ron: found that out the hard way Mrs. Who: (PRIVATE) cuz I finally figured out how to do it Ron: Whoops... I see my company is about to arrive. Gonna haft let you guys carry on without me Ron: see ya's next week Pamela: gnite Ron - see ya Mrs. Who: g'nite Ron Mr. Ms. Rin: G'nite Ron Guy B.: Ok, Ron. See next week. rich-c: take it easy then Ron, see you next week Ron: :)_
Ron left chat session Bob: have fun Ron Bob: nite Daniel: bye... oops, too late Mr. Ms. Rin: Enjoy the soup! Judy: night Ron rich-c: also, 'd have to set up a dual boot to an OS that isn't accessible rich-c: assuming teh USB drive can be booted from and a boot manager will recognize it Daniel: http://www.livecdlist.com/wiki/index.php/LiveCD_Creation_Resources rich-c: got it Daniel, thanks Pamela: (PRIVATE) Erin, we're talking about going out for dinner to Mandarin on Sunday the 28th for Mom's birthday - are you interested and/or available? And will you be solo or duo? Mr. Ms. Rin: I don't know what hardware you have...but if you can boot Unbutu and it can recognize your WinXP drive, I would suggest making an archive of it, burn it to CD, then junk the machine and once you get a new one, restore your stuff from the CD. rich-c: likely some info on Ubunbtu.com too, just haven't got that far into it yet Mr. Ms. Rin: I really think your easiest strategy will be to archive the stuff you want to keep and just start over...MS is so hopelessly screwed up at this point...
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changed username to rich redux Guy B.: Rich is back rich redux: OK, I think the key I may have hit by accident is the function key - and it closed Firefox Mrs. Who: (PRIVATE) I'd be interested but I might be away and I'm not quite sure yet if there are other plans at this point but I will certainly let you know. We should try to get together sometime soon. Daniel: When I installed firefox 2 over firefox 1.5, and then the path for 22.214.171.124 ... I had no more content in the Option->Advance tab. rich redux: andway, Rich or Daniel - is it not true that Linux will boot from any partition - and does this include an extended partition? Mrs. Who: (PRIVATE) Lisetta and I are thinking about taking a trip together but it may not pan out Daniel: I folled the instruction on the web site to do a real fresh install by erasing first the entries in the registry and also in my Document and Settings folder. rich redux: huh? I got a notivce saying update wass there, clicked on it, OK'd the download and it installed itself Mr. Ms. Rin: I have never had a machine with Linux on it...the last *NIX machine I was ever sysadmin of was a DECstation 5000 running Ultrix 4.3...in 1996. Daniel: Well, Ubuntu give me a problem for installing it on my computer at the office. but only when trying to install it in a partition, it works when I tried to install it on the first partition of the 2nd HD. Pamela: (PRIVATE) no rush, just wanted to let you know FYI. Last minute is okay. I'm usually here, all you have to do is call, or send a flare, carrier pigeon, note under the door - you know : ) Where are you two thinking of going? rich redux: time out for my beer... Mr. Ms. Rin: Hires for me, please. Mr. Ms. Rin: :-S Mrs. Who: (PRIVATE) hehe - we are looking at Cancun, I'd like to go see the ruins - but it's costly and with the time of year the price is a bit fickle so we're keeping an eye out Daniel: But, I had no problem with Mandriva 2006... except that the USB manager doesn't kill properly when shuting down and makes the computer unstable : I had to press reset each time. Well, it only occurs on one computer here at work Mr. Ms. Rin: though I would settle for A&W Daniel: Mandriva 2007 doesn't this USB manager problem rich redux: my internal hard drive has only the primary and two extended partitions Daniel: In theory it's possible to install more than one windows version on a computer... but I didn't tried it. rich redux: I have two primaries, one FAT32 and one NFTS, on the external USB hard disc Pamela: (PRIVATE) ooooh! Wow! That would be marvellous. I keep forgetting that while you can't enter the US at the moment, there is no restriction on any other country. For how long? Guy B.: Well folks, thought I wouldn't been able to do it. But, I sold both my portable CD-Rom drive and my notebook cardbus adapter thru E-bay. Pamela: well done, Guy Mrs. Who: (PRIVATE) looking at 7 days - I'd really like to since I've never really been anywhere....but we'll have to see how everything goes Guy B.: Now, I have another item will be putting up soon. Have to get it out of my storage closet. Daniel: There is no Linux version who can read and write on NTSC partition natively. To share files I did a FAT32 partition on my computer at home. rich redux: hope you got a fair bid, Guy, and that the buyer actualy goes through with the sale Pamela: wow, you have room in your storage closet? I'm impressed, Guy : ) rich redux: and Rin, I'm having a Mill St. Coffee orter - intriguing stuff Guy B.: Both did and got the mininum, plus the shipping costs. So, I'm happy at least. Mrs. Who: hmmm sounds interesting Mrs. Who: well folks I'm turning in Daniel: Quiz : tough question : which console (video game system) was done in the 90's and based on Apple technologies? rich redux: these craft beers teh LCBO is pushing have some serious winners among them Mrs. Who: hope you all have a good night Daniel: bonne nuit à toi! Pamela: g'nite Rin - call me when you have a moment Mr. Ms. Rin: nite My Love Pamela: (PRIVATE) love you Mrs. Who: (PRIVATE) love you - I'll try to give you a shout this weekend and hopefully we can get together rich redux: Linux won't work with an NTSC partition? That is very key information! Mrs. Who: you too - hopefully this weekend Pamela: I'll be here (with paint roller in hand) Mr. Ms. Rin: NTSC? Mrs. Who: nite all!! Mrs. Who: hehe rich redux: nite Rin - take care and don't let Tory get to you Mr. Ms. Rin: Do you mean NTFS? (Windows NT File System) Mrs. Who: thanks Uncle Richard :-) Guy B.: Night Rin Mr. Ms. Rin: He has a spycam in her office Daniel: yes, I mean NTFS,,
Mrs. Who left chat session Mr. Ms. Rin: NTSC is video :-S rich redux: as do I; I was distracted by Daniel Daniel: I mixed them in my head... start the same letters and both is 4 letters too. Mr. Ms. Rin: hehe Daniel: anyway Mr. Ms. Rin: NTSB National Transportation Safety Board rich redux: right - and we use an NTSC output for the Adam Mr. Ms. Rin: Never Twice Same Colour rich redux: now that's a useful mnemonic! Mr. Ms. Rin: hehe Daniel: Bandai Pippin mid-90's, PowerPC, using usb ports for controllers, a cd-rom drive, NTSC-PAL switch and a couple of good things... too good for the time. rich redux: anyhow, Ubuntu from the live CD can see the Windows partitions and their directories but cannot read or write to them rich redux: irrelevant anyway, and aving a drive image takes more space than a DVD offers and I have no spanning software Daniel: well, it's not natively linux managing NTFS partitions, but some efforts have been made during time. rich redux: well, I have the FAT32 primary partition with nothing in it rich redux: I am just afraid with Windows down and out I'll mess things up so it can never be retrieved Daniel: that's good for Windows 98... 98SE... Windows ME? probably too. rich redux: it's the fact that it's on an external USB disc that is troubling - apparently it changes teh rules and I dont know how Mr. Ms. Rin: okay folks I am going to follow Mrs. Who and sign off for bedtime...up again at 6 AM. rich redux: I expect I will have to convert to NTFS sooner or later, given the 32 gig limittion on FAT32 partitions Mr. Ms. Rin: Good night all, until next week. Daniel: external usb disc? I have one, but only to store huge data temporary. rich redux: take care and get your shuteye, Rich - btw, when are you coming to TO next? Mr. Ms. Rin: <poof>
Mr. Ms. Rin left chat session rich redux: mine is 160K, two primary partitions, FAT32 and NTFS, the FAT32 with two ecxtended partitins containing drive images from the base machine Daniel: it's windows who limit to 32Gig the fat32 partition. in theory, a fat32 partition can be huge... more huge than the actual HD size. Guy B.: Rich, could this mixed partitions be causing you the problems your having? rich redux: well even a year ago if anyone had told me I'd ever feel squeezed in a 32 gig partition, I'd have wondered what he was somoking rich redux: now, I'd be prepared to listen Daniel: if I understand the situation, you have personal data in the NTSC partition and you want to backup them, or it's only Dr.D suggestion? Guy B.: Daniel is right about one thing. There is a 32GB limit with FAT32 partitions in WinXP. But, it's unlimited with NTFS. Guy B.: Maybe you should convert the FAT32 to NTFS. rich redux: well, not unlimited, but iirc it's some humungous number of terabytes rich redux: why, what would that accomplish, other than to sabotage any effort to use Ubuntu? Daniel: From Microsoft FAQ : Windows XP can't create a FAT32 partition bigger than 32Gig, however, the OS can use an already formated one bigger than 32gig without any problem. rich redux: changing FAT32 to NTFS is a one mouse click operation - changing it back is impossible - it's a one way trip Daniel: it's forcing the situation in advantage for microsoft i think rich redux: and if Windows won't create it, how do you create it? Daniel: I created one by using Super FDisk one time. it's a freeware running on a floppy, unfortunatly, you need windows to install the software on the floppy. rich redux: Windows will write to flopies on my machine Pamela: folks, I think i'm gonna bail and do some last minute stuff before bed Pamela: so goodnight all, and see you next week Daniel: bonne nuit Pam Guy B.: Bye Pam rich redux: take cre daughter, do look at that website your mother recommended Daniel: a la semaine prochaine Pamela: I will Dad, and will call in the next couple of days Judy: night Pam Pamela: kerpoof!
Pamela left chat session rich redux: OK, don't get too much paint on your nose! Guy B.: I'm going to do the same here. Will be taking the critter for her walk before we call it the night. So, I'll see you all next week. rich redux: night Guy, see you then Judy: night Guy Guy B.: Poof
Guy B. left chat session Daniel: the other limitation about FAT32 is "no filesize bigger than 4Gig" rich redux: and I'll bet that includes a drive image file - which renders it difficult - or does that cpunt? Daniel: so don't save DVD image file (.iso) on FAT32 partitions. rich redux: iso just leaves me hopelessly confused so far, but I will learn rich redux: but I can see the day coming when I will have o choice but to go to NTFS Daniel: if you want to produce your own DVDs, then yes you will have no other choice than say "goodbye fat32"
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changed username to done it again done it again: sorry, hit teh wrong key and dumped me Daniel: Sorry to not helping you like I can normally but I'm at work right now and I think I will leave in a second. but before, I want you to laugh by watching a video on the net named "my dad at barn comedy". it's illarous, this guy just laugh and the people around laugh and everybody laugh... out of control done it again: anyway, maybe I should just buy a second internal hard disc of 250 gig or so - they are cheap enough tehse days Daniel: WARNING done it again: posting teh url? Daniel: some motherboard (may be fix by a bios update) doesn't support HD more than 130Gig. Daniel: the URL for the video? just a minute done it again: don't think there's any limitation on mine - it's five years old but a top end MSI and I have updated teh BIOS Daniel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4Y4keqTV6w done it again: git it (I think) Daniel Daniel: I first saw it at this URL (with a download link) Daniel: http://www.koreus.com/media/rire-contagieux.html done it again: I shall have to go check my motherboard manual - maybe they didn't believe there would be hard discs that big ever when they built the motherbord Daniel: (télécharger means download) done it again: Control-c 'd that too, Daniel Bob: hmmmm. might be correct ricahrd Bob: I think you got to follow Daniel's advice.......get stuff off and WHACH THAT SUCKER done it again: I paid a lot extra for a board wsith a lot extra future in it, Bob Bob: WACK Judy: night all time to end this day Daniel: my PC Pentium II 400Mhz... doesn't support HD bigger than 130Gig. I bough a 200Gig one and the system doesn't recognize the full size and the boot time was very very very very long Daniel: bonne nuit Judy done it again: that's why I can afford to lay off getting a new computer now, til the technology settles down Bob: BAM SOCK BIFF BLAM and the sucker was history and took on a NEW lifetime
Judy left chat session Bob: well, me boys..........got to go now.....be good and don't stay uptoo late !!!!!!!! done it again: goodnight Judy, get your rest and see you next week Bob: so be good Daniel: I'm leaving too, sorry rich. good luck and don't rush if you are not sure
Bob left chat session done it again: right Bob, and you and Judy take care Daniel: well, at lest your HD doesn't make bad sounds like taktaktaktak done it again: trust me Daniel, rushing is NOT on my agenda on this! done it again: anyhow Microsoft made the mess, they appear willing to fix it, so I'll be patient Daniel: have fun watching the video! :-) done it again: right - I'll hope so Daniel: I hope it will not hurt you by laughing too much done it again: anyhow be careful going home, roads could be trecherous Daniel: and it's cold now Daniel: wind done it again: et - a la prochaine! - bonsoir! Daniel: snowing... Daniel: normal for this period of time Daniel: a la prochaine!
Daniel left chat session done it again: no Daniel, weatehr is typical, verage, whatever, but never "normal" ; - )
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