Judy: well, HI, Honey BobS: hi baby Judy: we are the only ones on tonight, maybe everyone is watching olympics
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changed username to rich-c rich-c: good evening, Slopsemas BobS: hi richard BobS: everyone kind of late tonight, eh? rich-c: beginning to wonder if you were really there ;-) BobS: and we are on time....go figure BobS: you only been here a minute or so
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moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: well, it's only 9.07, so that's pretty close Meeka: hello BobS: watchin olympics
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<undefined> changed username to Dale BobS: evening Dale rich-c: good evening, Dale Dale: Hi ya. BobS: rainin like CRAZY in Beijing Meeka: yes, it is rich-c: we've seen a bit of that stuff too of late but it was a gorgeous if chilly day today BobS: started out chilly here, but got to 81* F this afternoon BobS: but cooled down after supper..........came inside at 8pm for tv rich-c: I have not been watching the Olympics so I'm not too aware of the goings on rich-c: don't know what we got up to, but we didn't have any heat issues Judy: Hi, Rich, Meeka, and Dale
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu rich-c: salut, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: hi Dale, Bob, Meeka, Judy, Rich and myself Judy: hi, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: did I miss something? rich-c: been working hard on your games, Daniel? Dale: Hi Daniel rich-c: no, just teh group assembling, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: not working so hard... I'm trying to calculated a bunchof things like how many pcbs and eprom do we really need and how many plastic shells w may have next year to publish new games. rich-c: figuring out how many you need to have available for sale? that's always a challenge rich-c: Dale, have you noticed anything about Intel's new "Atom" CPU chip? Daniel Bienvenu: The new Atom cpu is out? rich-c: yes, Future Shop is offering it in an Acer computer at $350 - what is it adn why do you care? rich-c: computer spec is 8.9" display, no optical drive, 512MB memory, 8 gig solid state "hard disc" Daniel Bienvenu: well, 45nm is the new "size", like inside my intel quad core processor. And I wonder what is the batery life with these processors for mobile, portable computers. BobS: a computer withno workikng parts? rich-c: that hadn't occurred to me, Bob - but I don't know what would have moving parts in it now that you mention it BobS: no hd..............all electronic rich-c: Dale, on the leading edge are they contemplating the end of optical discs, replacing with flash memory? BobS: interesting comcept, but HOW to get things into the thing............thumb drives? BobS: and why not........ rich-c: yes, actually teh flash drives are static memory so you could use them in place of optical media BobS: pcmcia slot could handle all kminds of electronic memory media for "garbage" in and "garbage" out rich-c: there is that bunch in Chicago offering teh "virus proof" computer - every time it shuts down all memory blanks rich-c: static ram like teh jump/thumb/flash (whatever) drives is getting awfully cheap, I know BobS: but if the memory blanks, youlse the programming rich-c: but a double layer DVD will write over 8 gig and bigger ones are on the way - and they're 30 cents each BobS: unless only the usable memory blaknks.......but then the virus can already be installed inthe progreamming section rich-c: yes, I rmember reading about it but forget teh details - advancing old age rich-c: anyway, Daniel, why are you interested in the Atom chip? Dale: Well it was standardized, but Bluray should have some good life in it for now. Dale: For not it seems like it is cheaper per GB. rich-c: is it intended for watching DVDs and stuff, then? Mainly for games machines? Daniel Bienvenu: Since I own a dual core and a quad core by Intel, and I was looking for, during the first part of 2008, a laptop pc with a better processor and better batery lifetime, I'm very interested in what Intel is releasing. I heard that the multicore processors will ends at 27 cores because of the way they are made. Anyway, there is no real application tht support already dual cores, but I like dualcore because my mouse pointer is never freeze on screen because of an application.
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: I think my computer here has some sort of dual core BobS: what is the multiple core processor made for? would think [to my mind] that it woudl take the place of the old multiple cpu computers.........yes?
changed username to Pamela Daniel Bienvenu: hi pam rich-c: hi daughter BobS: yo Pamela Judy: hi, Pamela Meeka: hi pam Pamela: hi folks, just popped in to say hi Judy: not sticking around? rich-c: one of those sort of but not quite deals I think Bob Pamela: I have Erin and Cynthia here with me BobS: hmmmmmm Judy: say HI to them both rich-c: Erin and Cynthia? what is your aunt here for? BobS: a while BobS: HA ! Pamela: some Liberal thing tomorrow night on the island Pamela: Erin and Cynthia say hello rich-c: I know Dion will be in Don Valley West at noon rich-c: anyway hi to Cynthia and Erin, and good luck to Erin now she has the interview rich-c: it will be interesting to see how the election plays out in DVW Pamela: Erin says thank you thank you, and Cynthia says Happy Birthday since she'll be gone Friday at noon rich-c: tell Cynthia thank you - noon is of course about when we get up ;-) Pamela: I will Judy: then things are progressing for DR D and Erin rich-c: Cynthia just here for the one affair or will she be at other things as well? Pamela: yes, finally Pamela: just here for the one affair Judy: tell her good luck, if that is what she needs rich-c: she's dealing with the U.S. government, Judy BobS: and this is new why? Pamela: she'll be back the weekend after next Judy: the US is not that bad, Rich, remember we are them rich-c: well she actually has an appointment so they will talk to her BobS: and nobody has lost the paperwork!!!!!!!! Pamela: yes for a change : ) rich-c: judy, the people ren't teh government - all my cursor cronies are Americans pretty well, and their opinion of governments isn't flatttering BobS: and who flatters their gov't , whatever it is rich-c: exactly - don't ask me about ours, you'll just learn a few new cuss words BobS: just don't get upset there ricahrd........... Pamela: I don't think there are any new cuss words, Dad : ) BobS: gov't is gov't ........ and will never change, so no worries mon rich-c: oh, when I start th9inking about Stephen Harper, I can get real inventive BobS: don't worry, be happy !!!! Judy: remember the blood pressure BobS: ya rich-c: my blood pressure is usually about 105/60 Judy, that isn't the hazard range BobS: little low on the low side even rich-c: in fact I'm more likely to faint from it being too low than anything else BobS: can believe taht Judy: too true Meeka: ok, i gonna go watch olympics, see ya next week BobS: feel like you are climbing out a hole all the time?
Meeka left chat session BobS: ok Meeka, but ya can do both ya know rich-c: I've even had the systolic into double digits a few times, diastolic in the 50s Pamela: night Meeka rich-c: OK Meeka, go enjoy BobS: man you got to speed up some Judy: volleyball is coming on so you are going to lose me, also rich-c: no, the doctors are quite happy to have it down there BobS: doctors.......BAH HUMBUG rich-c: I was over to Sunnybrook to see the respirologist yesterday, he was quite well pleased with my general condition BobS: kind of like the "darned if you do, darned if you don't" thing BobS: walkking upright,,,,,,,,,and breathing...GREAT BobS: got start soemwhere BobS: somewhere rich-c: hey, I'm two dozen months short of being an octogenarian - don't knock it! BobS: cool rich-c: really nice too - when I was walking between offices at Sunnybrook I encountered one of the physiotherapists who treated me last yeatr rich-c: really nice woman, Australian, very helpful adn sympathetic Pamela: bet she was pleased to see you upright : ) rich-c: she ws as delighted to see me as I was to see her rich-c: when I was a patient she had to keep a straight face with me, but now we could both relax rich-c: we were grinning so much eitehr one of us could have eaten a banana sideways Pamela: LOL Daniel Bienvenu: today, it's a special day for my sisters, it's their birthday, and I completely forgot. They always said they need nothing, and they even bought their own birthday cake. But they was kind of surprise to see I forgot. rich-c: anyway teh real problem is the prednisone and finding the right strategy to reduce it Pamela: you have twin sisters, Daniel? rich-c: well buy a bottle or two of wine, Daniel, and take it over BobS: yes, Judy's dad is on prednisone and the docs want him off it also.....BUT every timehe cuts back, his leg problems come back rich-c: if in doubt even girls who don't drink enjoy sweet white bubbly Pamela: prednsone is nasty stuff Daniel Bienvenu: I have one brother and twin sisters... a big family in compare to some friends families I know. rich-c: it is - it's the only answer for a number of problems, but it's a rough one to live with Judy: but it is the thing that is keeping my dad going, so let him have it BobS: in what ways? Judy: he is going to be 84 the end of this month Daniel Bienvenu: They don't like wine, beer, etc... but they like some drinks they bought for a dollar like some coolers. rich-c: with me, it's "prednisone skin" - you may have noticed the blood splotches on my arms at Adamcon Judy: and doing better than a couple of years ago rich-c: fortunately for evryone's nerves, it was cool enough there that I could wear long sleeves rich-c: well, Daniel, I've never even heard of a female who doesn't like chocolates Pamela: mmm, chocolate : ) rich-c: what is your father taking prednisone for, Judy? Daniel Bienvenu: I think I still have some chocolate cookies, but for today I think it's too late. rich-c: no 24-hour supermarket near you, Daniel? rich-c: maybe a Metro with a bakery? Daniel Bienvenu: it's 10pm, it's a little bit late to eat. rich-c: our Dominioln store (in the process of becoming Metros) are open 24 hours a day BobS: Judy's dad has severe leg pain problems BobS: and prednisone takes care of it with no obvious side effects Daniel Bienvenu: and no, there is no 24h supermarket near me to buy a fancy chocolate box. rich-c: from what, Bob? vein problems? BobS: oste arthristis I think' Judy: part of his problem is old war injury rich-c: then I guess you're going to be in trouble, Daniel! ;-) Daniel Bienvenu: I guess so. rich-c: but one of the problemss with prednisone is that it weakens the bones - or is that something he needs? BobS: nobody needs weak bones Daniel Bienvenu: ho well, they always claim they need or want nothing. I suppose I did give them what they want. BobS: but the prdnisone cures his ills, so we encourage him to use it while it works
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changed username to Cubs Fan Pamela: Hi Guy rich-c: since I have osteoporosis (it's why my back broke) prednisone is very much an emergencies only deal for me Cubs Fan: Boy, didn't take long. Reds leading 2-1. Judy: hi, Guy Cubs Fan: Hi Everyone rich-c: hi, Guy Daniel Bienvenu: are you supposed to be in vacations? Dale: Hi Guy rich-c: yes, Guy, are you still on your vacationh time? Daniel Bienvenu: did somebody watch olympic games? except some great competitions, I find it kind of boring, specially the martial art part. Cubs Fan: No, next one is the last week of October rich-c: oh, Pam, the builder who did the house next door is bankrupt BobS: oops Pamela: what a shame (she says, with tongue firmly in cheek) rich-c: I never have time to watch the games, Daniel Dale: I watched the 100m races BobS: and house is unsold? Pamela: and in the same vein, what a surprise Dale: I like those Dale: but get distracted and you miss it all :-D rich-c: oh no, he sold the house after dropping the price half a million adn waiting 18 months rich-c: the realtor wouldn't let him on the premises when he was trying to make a sale rich-c: we sued him for damage done to our property and got a judgment - that's how I know he's bust Pamela: you got a judgement??? when? rich-c: back last year sometime, Pam - I'm sure we told you at the time Pamela: no you didn't - the last thing I heard was rescheduling the hearing because of your hospitalization rich-c: ah - well, it got rescheduled, we had the hearing, and got the judgment rich-c: guess you need to call your mother more often :-) rich-c: just don't call now, she's got nasty tendonitis and is very much on the limp BobS: and he went bust and got nothing, right? Pamela: seems to me I said something to that effect not too long ago : ) rich-c: well, it depends on what the bankruptcy trustee can squeeze out BobS: don't spend it ujntil you see the whites of the eyes onthe money rich-c: the court takes possession of all his assets, negotiates with any secured creditors rich-c: then the unsecured creditors divvy up the rest BobS: like I said, you get nuttin except satisfaction that he is not gonna bother ya anymore rich-c: I would like to get my compensation, obviously, but knowing he won't harass any other neighbours is a compensation too rich-c: well, I don't know how far his assets will stretch BobS: undoubtedly NOT far enough BobS: there is a reason he went bankrupt ...... and it NOT for having too much in assets rich-c: maybe so, maybe no - I'll be on the same terms as Home Depot, TD Bank, Visa, and other creditors BobS: just have to wait and see rich-c: yes, file my claim and let the lawyers sort it out, unfortunately BobS: construction companies and suppliers going bankrupt here also BobS: tis not a good time for this economy rich-c: oh, well this guy is a total jerk and incompetent - I can't imagine where he got the money to build next door BobS: he didn't.........that is why the banks and lumber yards are after him rich-c: and heaven help them now if they have a serious warranty claim on teh place Daniel Bienvenu: sorry guys... time to say goodnight for me. I'm sleepy tonight. talk to you next week. BobS: nite Daniel BobS: g=be good rich-c: OK Daniel - lots of luck making peace with your sisters Pamela: night Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit Pam, Rich, Guy, Bob, Dale. Judy: night Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: goodnight judy rich-c: bonsoir, Daniel - a la prochaine Daniel Bienvenu: there is no war with my sisters. :) BobS: ok then be happy Daniel Bienvenu: my brother's birthday is in 8 days. Judy: that is good, buy thme something Daniel Bienvenu: well judy, if you have suggestions, I will be happy to hear them. I can go shopping tomorow rich-c: no suggestions about your brother Daniel Bienvenu: but tell me your suggestions by mail, I really have to go now. zzzzz
Daniel Bienvenu left chat session rich-c: anyway Judy, teh builder had to buy the lot which was about 400K, and a 3K sq.ft. house might be $450 to build rich-c: so he'd be on the hook for a cost about $850K total and sold for less
Cubs Fan changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Cubs lost 2-1 rich-c: it happens, Guy, Can't win 'em all rich-c: be interesting to know where he got the money Judy: a friend at the bank Guy B.: I know, just have to keep Milwaukee off our tails. They are now 5 back Dale: I am too tired tonight. rich-c: our banks are too large for that to work, Judy - we only have six significant ones in the whole country Dale: I think I'll try to go to bed early tongiht. Guy B.: Anyway, I have to replace my 20" Zenith. Picture is all bad and had it for 16 years Dale: I have house guests all this week and they're up at 7am every morning. rich-c: those interns been keeping you busy, Dale? Dale: It's just too much for ,me. Pamela: yes Guy a new TV is on our list this year too Judy: go to sleep then, Dale rich-c: kn ow what you mean, Dale - sympathy Dale: goodnight. Judy: goodnight rich-c: night and take care, Dale rich-c: are you going to get a flat screen, Guy? BobS: nute Dalke BobS: or something...... Dale: knute Bob Dale: poof Pamela: night Dale
Dale left chat session rich-c: they are much lighter and take up less space BobS: BUT not altogether inexpensive rich-c: if he only has space for a 20" screen, he should get change from $200 - that's not bad Guy B.: Have no choice Rich. That's all they sell now because of the digital switchover in 6 months rich-c: the problem is adapting to an ldc screen becasue plasma are awful power drinkers and tehre may be reliability questions rich-c: actually if you have a digitral black box an CRT will do you fine rich-c: remember thpose who have satellite service usually have analog CRTs but the signal is digital Guy B.: I bought a convertor box for the set, but now I can use for the DVD/VCR since that is an analog tuner rich-c: actually I'd assume you can use it for both Guy B.: So, I'm going to check Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart and Sam's Club Pamela: unfortunately the TV I want is also the most expensive Pamela: regardless of size rich-c: anyway, unless you go hog wild a new set won't cost you that much - but you have to shop intelligently BobS: well kids, time to go and get some sleep again BobS: stayed home sick today and need the rest to try for tomorrow rich-c: but a 20" LCD or something similar is quite reasonable Guy B.: Night Bob and I guess Judy is going off too. Night Judy BobS: feeling some better Pamela: night Bob and Judy BobS: will see you three in TWO weeks........gonna be camping next week Wed rich-c: night, Slopsemas Judy: yes, I am, so good night all,
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BobS left chat session Pamela: I think it's time for bed on this end too Guy B.: Well, guess I'm going to go too. We'll see you all next week rich-c: yes, I've been kvething with my 'net buddies about tossing a perfectly good CRT adn they keep saying I don't have to Pamela: goodnight Guy rich-c: goodnight Guy Guy B.: Night Rich. Im out of here rich-c: keep us posted on the shopping Guy B.: I will
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