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changed username to Colecoguy Hurst rich-c: hi Michael rich-c: found your way in, I see Colecoguy Hurst: hey Rich see I can make it on time rich-c: the age of miracles has not yet passed ;-) rich-c: the otehrss will likely start to arrive in about ten minutes rich-c: they are not always punctiliously prompt rich-c: you are quiet - having a problem? Colecoguy Hurst: no prob sorry stepped w rich-c: oh
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changed username to BobS rich-c: salut, Luc BobS: ACHTUNG !!!!! rich-c: and hello Bob LucMiron: Kazoontites. BobS: how you all are? BobS: MICHAEL ??????!!!!!????? LucMiron: We are well all rich-c: I'm doing fine but Michael seems to have fallen off or something BobS: longa timea no heara froma BobS: oh BobS: do you have contact with him fromtime to time Richard? rich-c: he was up here to get some stuff yesterday Colecoguy Hurst: sorry doing three things at once having trouble with router and tvs again rich-c: and will likel,y be along again later this week - he has stuff I want and vice versa Colecoguy Hurst: on phone with trend net again Colecoguy Hurst: hello Bob rich-c: OK, you now have a couple of new arrivals to talk to BobS: hey Michael !!
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changed username to Sore Pamela Colecoguy Hurst: how life bob i'm still arround 2 Colecoguy Hurst: lol BobS: longtime since I heard your name onthe acreen rich-c: have you met Luc, Michael? Sore Pamela: MICHAEL!! Colecoguy Hurst: pammy rich-c: whassa matter, daughter? BobS: hey Pam, why sore? Sore Pamela: Hi babe, how are you? BobS: fall on the ice? Sore Pamela: "spectacular" wipeout yesterday, according to Erin Colecoguy Hurst: great now your here Sore Pamela: awww BobS: I am abouta 4 Michael.........sorefeet, bad knee, bum heart LucMiron: I do not know this Michael you speak of. :) BobS: sucks, eh? Sore Pamela: well it could have been worse Bob rich-c: Michael is one of our longest term Adam users, Luc Sore Pamela: I landed on the padded parts rich-c: but he has his trouble, most recently a battle with lung cancer
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changed username to Judy Sore Pamela: Hi Judy rich-c: hi Judy LucMiron: Yo guys, I got a question from some guy on the CCJVQ forum. It's about the 256K RAM expansion board. Is there any documentation for it? Sore Pamela: btw, Hi Daddy Judy: Hi, Everyone BobS: oh, falling is NOT agood thing forthose over 12 yrs of age Sore Pamela: ya got that right BobS: oh boy......good question Luc Judy: you are not supposed to fall, Pam BobS: which maker of board BobS: ???? Sore Pamela: 'twas actually kinda funny Judy rich-c: far as I know, Luc, you just plug it in, wire it over to access the portion over 64K Judy: doesn't sound like it BobS: Orpphanware, Micro Innovations or E&TSoftware Sore Pamela: temp dropped yesterday from just on freezing to minus 10 in a couple of hours LucMiron: @BobS: I dunno. The guy wants to do a project that requires a lot of RAM, and the 64K expansion isn't enough. Sore Pamela: all the runoff in the GO parking lot froze Judy: only for others,maybe Sore Pamela: I stopped to let Erin catch up to me and said, be careful (pointing) that's liable to be really icy Judy: yes, it is like that here also, it is so cold BobS: OK, ALL the 256k and up boards REQUIRE either a parallel card or an addressor card inorder to accessmore tahn 256k Sore Pamela: I no sooner had the words out of my mouth than boom, down I went rich-c: well, it does have to be connected to something in the centre slot, printer card or such Judy: sounds painfull Sore Pamela: Erin says it looked like I was sliding into home plate rich-c: you need to take it easier - you're a little old for falling Sore Pamela: I guess because of the way I was turned, looking over my right shoulder, I had my right leg back a bit and it folded under me, cushioning my fall rich-c: Bob: you mean more than 64K LucMiron: Well, sounds complicated. Can I give the guy someone's e-mail address, and he could contact this person directly for information? Sore Pamela: landed on calf, thigh, hip, and the flat part of my arm Sore Pamela: believe me Dad, I was taking it easy Sore Pamela: I was actually stationary Sore Pamela: my biggest worry was getting run over - the people in that parking lot are always in a huge rush to get out of there rich-c: not really, Luc, there's a little hole on the memory card and pin on most printer cards Colecoguy Hurst: hi again everyone sorry I am now paying attention had a router problem and have yet again fixed another Poor Lorne he was tring to watch the news when all heck broke out at 6:10pm now I fixed it he can watch the recording hahahaha LOL Sore Pamela: if that's the worst fall I take, I'll be happy BobS: sure Luc......... adamcomputer at yahoo dot com rich-c: Bob or Michael, you got a diagram you could email him? BobS: ARMS DON'T HAVE FLAT SPOTS !!!!!!!!!!!!! BobS: probably, Richard Colecoguy Hurst: might have one in the vast collection Sore Pamela: well, as opposed to my elbow or my wrist, Bob Judy: we were out looking for a hotel this week and it looks like June 25-29 will work out with any hotel we have looked at Sore Pamela: since I know people who have broken both pieces doing just that Sore Pamela: I'm for going back to the Comfort Inn on 28th, Judy Colecoguy Hurst: OH yea I need the stuff bob for how convert an adam cable to a power supply from a desktop Sore Pamela: loved that hotel rich-c: yes, you had a prime example right in hour home, didn't you? Sore Pamela: oh yeah Sore Pamela: at least I think it was 28th - the one really close to your place? Judy: that is #1 on our list at this point Colecoguy Hurst: I have to run out with Scrappy will be bacl in 5 - 10 min OK folks (dog) LucMiron: I have more info here... The guy is asking about schematics of the 256K expansion card. More precisely, info on the expansion ports J5, J6 and J7. Sore Pamela: bundle up Michael, it's really cold Colecoguy Hurst: I am you should see me Judy: or the Quality Inn 500 feet down the road Sore Pamela: that would do too, given our recent experience : ) rich-c: ain't no expansion ports on any 256K I can recall seeing BobS: MICAHEL.......email me at the address about 20lines above and remeind me, I have the p;in outs and voltages Judy: yes, it was 28th Street LucMiron: @rich: Well, that's what he wrote. Not sure if it makes sense to anyone here or not... Sore Pamela: I was looking at the map of Kentwood and GR the other day and trying to get my bearings BobS: not to me I doesn't BobS: well Pam, get OFF the freeway and go west Judy: anyway plan on the dates of June 25-29 Sore Pamela: I've already booked the vacation time : ) rich-c: far as I know, last week of June works for us LucMiron: @BobS: So is adamcomputer at yahoo dot com your personal address? Judy: that is what we like to hear Judy: can't wait, then it will be warm rich-c: and I bet they will be helpful about extra days so we can see teh Ford Museum and Meijer Gardens too Sore Pamela: everyone came back to work and started booking vacation time - thought I'd better book my time while I could BobS: ya mon BobS: it gets forwarded Sore Pamela: and the planetarium Judy: oh, yes they have nothing on the books Sore Pamela: thinking we might spend a night or two in Windsor, too Judy: talk to Ron about the planetium rich-c: and from the looks of things it will be a thin summer - you should get a dynamite deal Sore Pamela: seems to me he slept through it, didn't he? Judy: planetarium Judy: we all did Sore Pamela: LOL rich-c: there's a Frank Lloyd Wright house there too that's open for tours Sore Pamela: that's edumacational! Judy: even me and sleeping is not one of my strong points Sore Pamela: I'm guessing the chairs are really comfy : ) Sore Pamela: I'm already making my shopping list too Judy: yes, and lack of sleep from being at AdamCon Sore Pamela: yes, and I don't get that LucMiron: Okay, so I just sent a message to the guy, who calls himself Sly DC. If he's serious about his project, you should hear from him soon, Bob. BobS: OK Luc Sore Pamela: we all profess to be going to bed - so what happens? Colecoguy Hurst: OK Bob will do Judy: I think that was in the time that most stayed up later in the night, no one wanted to give up LucMiron: Now for another quick question: Is "hardhat" Dale Wick's AtariAge username? Judy: we were a little younger then Sore Pamela: you should have seen me today Michael - I was so bundled I'm surprised my arms didn't stick out at my sides : ) Sore Pamela: we still do it though Judy BobS: haven't the slightest idea of Dale's Atariage name Sore Pamela: I think part of the problem is, we try to get a year's worth of visiting into four days LucMiron: Well, if Dale drops by, I'll try to remember to ask him... :) Judy: .. Sore Pamela: if we come in early, maybe we'll alleviate some of that by having an extra day or two to spend visiting Judy: I think that is part of it, Pam Judy: that would be great Judy: and stay long if you can rich-c: Frzances and I will likely either come early or stay late Sore Pamela: I booked the . . . uh . . lemme look Sore Pamela: I booked the 22nd through the 30th, and of course the 1st is a holiday Judy: we got home an hour ago and I am still cold Judy: that sounds wonderful rich-c: so will you stop in Windsor on teh way in or out? Sore Pamela: on the way home I expect Sore Pamela: leave GR on Monday, stop there overnight and head home Tuesday Sore Pamela: that will give us a day to recuperate before back to work on Thursday rich-c: I think we will just do straight-through trips, via Sarnia/Port Huron Sore Pamela: and we won't be trying to travel on the stat holiday Sore Pamela: of course this all depends on whether Russell can get the time off rich-c: I don't know, should mean fewer trucks tying up the border rich-c: of course coming home that won't be an issue Sore Pamela: yeah, but everyone else and his cousin will be trying to cross instead rich-c: still, the inland Detroit traffic should be lighter Sore Pamela: we'll probably cross at Detroit and use the bridge, same as last time Sore Pamela: that worked out quite well for us rich-c: well the bridge exits right onto Hurontarioi with your motel just before 401 entrance Sore Pamela: I mean both coming and going Dad rich-c: your call, Pam - I just will not go into that traffic Sore Pamela: it's all speculation at this point Dad Sore Pamela: you know, I'm chilly too Judy Judy: h.. Sore Pamela: and I have warm dinner in me Sore Pamela: had the oven on at 450 for a while but that seems to have worn off Judy: sitting on the leather seats in the car is a killer rich-c: I found I could take my sweater off after dinner Sore Pamela: they're still better than vinyl, Judy Judy: maybe but not cloth rich-c: in a small room with a big computer it tends to warm fairly quickly Sore Pamela: true. I like my leather seats well enough but I miss the velour on the Taurus Judy: I have my computer on my lap and still not warm rich-c: well, our van's cloth seats were more than chill enough last night Judy: in the winter they are awfully cold Sore Pamela: where did you go for dinner Dad? rich-c: up to the Bon Vivant - they're starting to recognize us now Judy: we have been out a lot thru the week-end Judy: we really celebrated rich-c: what were you celebrating, Judy? Sore Pamela: did you manage to get everyone together Judy? Judy: our anniversary rich-c: which one? Judy: everyone but our son-in-law Judy: 40 years Sore Pamela: well done! Happy anniversary! rich-c: nice even figure - our next big one will be our 60th in 22015 rich-c: 2015 Judy: thank you BobS: now THAT is aLONG time BobS: oh 2015 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 rich-c: anyway, congratulations to both of you Sore Pamela: yes, we were celebrating both five years and twenty years on New Years rich-c: yes, we were married in 1955 Judy: thank you, Rich rich-c: going to be an anniversay for my school graduating class this year, our 60th - and teh 100th year for the school, too LucMiron: Multi-tasking... So what did I miss? Whoa, I missed a lot! Sore Pamela: we're a talkative bunch tonite Luc : ) LucMiron: No kiddin'
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changed username to Guy B. rich-c: we lost Michael - router trouble again, I wonder? LucMiron: Hi Guy. Sore Pamela: Hi Guy Sore Pamela: I dunno Dad, he fell off about 15 minutes ago rich-c: hell Guy - have your fingers thawed enough to type now? Guy B.: Greetings from frigid Chicago and we got a foot of snow for this month Sore Pamela: that boy needs to get a decent ISP Sore Pamela: greetings from frigid Toronto back at ya - though we can't claim the snow yet BobS: hi Guy Judy: .. Judy: Hi, Guy Sore Pamela: now if James gets on and claims it's 15 and sunny, I'm gonna have to kill him : ) rich-c: we had snow earlier, don't know if it's quit yet or not - it's dropping to -21C tonight Guy B.: Annie seems to enjoy the snow and she decided she wanted to play in it Judy: lucky you Guy Guy B.: We have a Wind Chill Warning through Friday Sore Pamela: it's not bad if you're dressed for it and moving around Guy B.: I'm giving Annie limited walking due to the cold and she knows that's cold out there rich-c: looks like we will have few periods over 0F till next Monday Judy: it just keeps on snowing here maybe not large amounts the last week but it is mounting up anyway Judy: we are over 80inches so far this winter Sore Pamela: well let it snow - I have new boots : ) Sore Pamela: (not that that helped yesterday) rich-c: swe already set an new annual record for precipitation in 2008 - we don't need any encores Guy B.: Over 40 for us. The all time record is 88.9 back during 1978-79 Judy: I gave one pair away the other night, wore them and my feet were freezing Sore Pamela: so who'd you give them to??? Judy: said that they were history, Meeka took them home with her rich-c: since we're already only halfway through the month, watch that record
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changed username to Colecoguy Guy B.: Brb LucMiron: Oups, sorry. :> Sore Pamela: I hope she doesn't end up with cold feet instead Sore Pamela: what happened, Michael? Colecoguy: back again sorry rich-c: you're back, Michael. Router troubles? Colecoguy: reboot long story off a short pier you know what I mean call me 416-962-8379 Judy: weather people say that if you have a lot of snow in Dec and Jan it ends early Sore Pamela: I'll believe that when I see it Colecoguy: We can only hope Judy yuppers Judy: hope they are correct, then we are almost thru with the worst of it Sore Pamela: Michael are you on Facebook? Colecoguy: second that motion Pammy rich-c: here our lowest average low for the year is the last week in January LucMiron: Gotta go people. Thanks for the help with the 256K RAM expansion question, earlier! rich-c: after that teh average daily mean temperature stars up again Judy: she wore them Mon and didn't complain, don't know why not rich-c: see you Luc Sore Pamela: wow, it's quiet in here all of a sudden - I can hear the bathtub dripping LucMiron: Poof! Sore Pamela: ciao, Luc
LucMiron left chat session Colecoguy: thats pretty much the usuall I would agree Judy: night Luc Colecoguy: night luc Sore Pamela: that would be the week we moved in 1997 - the coldest day of the year rich-c: yep, thyem's the numbers, direct from Environment Canada Judy: we broke a record for low temp this morning Sore Pamela: not the best idea we ever had rich-c: government figures I can actually believe - how about that? Sore Pamela: Michael - Facebook? Judy: no, Jan would not be a good time to move any year Sore Pamela: that's how I managed to kill my plants Colecoguy: was pretty nasty for Scrappy and I at 445 this am here in TO we usually go arround block didn't even make it have way and I can tell you we were bunndled up as Rich can attest to as he has seen how I dress in winter rich-c: going to go fetch my beer - brb Colecoguy: yes Colecoguy: on fackbook Sore Pamela: oh, good Colecoguy: face Sore Pamela: why on earth were you out at 4:45 am? Colecoguy: on my way to partime job at 6 got to get up ect Colecoguy: I like it personally Sore Pamela: ick - horrible hour of the morning Colecoguy: 2 hours letter I'm home Sore Pamela: last time we were up that early we were on our way to Chicago Colecoguy: no prob for me now I'll be 49 in a few weeks Sore Pamela: old man : ) Colecoguy: lol Colecoguy: hahahahahahahahah Colecoguy: not yet Judy: we tried taking orchids home from Florida one year, they did not take the cold Sore Pamela: I made the mistake of taking my peace lily across the street without benefit of the car rich-c: works fine in July I'm told, Judy Sore Pamela: froze the sucker
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changed username to Dale Dale: Hi all. Guy B.: Hi Dale Sore Pamela: you only have about six months on Russell, Michael Sore Pamela: Hi Dale Dale: Don't be sore at me Pam. I didn't mean it. Dale: ;-) BobS: hi dale..........Luc had a question on your Atariage name..........tis at the top of the archive rich-c: hello Dale - Luc was asking if you use the name hardhat on the atari forum Sore Pamela: just sore all over Dale : ) Dale: I do, for sure. Colecoguy: Pam can you call as I am about to get tossed again Guy B.: Return in a few minutes rich-c: as in Hardhat Mac? Sore Pamela: will do and will add you to Facebook Sore Pamela: I find I communicate better that way for some reason Colecoguy: how do we do that Sore Pamela: I'll find you Judy: that would probably work but we are never in Florida in July Colecoguy: no prob I use it but my sister set it up for the family Sore Pamela: assuming you're you, of course Sore Pamela: I'm on as Pamela Clee Vilneff Judy: Hi, Dale Dale: That's right Richard, like Hardhat Mac. rich-c: I doubt you would enjoy Florida in July, Judy rich-c: that brings back memories, Dale rich-c: one of the few Adam games I ev er played much at all Judy: I could, I like hot weather much better than cold rich-c: me too, but there are limits rich-c: by the way, hate to tell you, but your tolerance for any temperature extremes declines as you age Colecoguy: Hi Dale Hope you and family are well and life treating you all good Judy: brb, need to get Bob's lunch going Sore Pamela: okay Michael, I just added you as a friend Dale: Thanks Colecoguy. I'm doing well. Sore Pamela: you'll have to log in and confirm me Dale: Are you better than you were before? You were quite sick the last time we talked I think. Colecoguy: Glad to hear it Dale rich-c: that's Michael Hurst if you didn't realize, Dale rich-c: it has been a while since we've heard from him Dale: I thought so, then I did for sure after Pam's last comment. Colecoguy: you are confirmed Pam Sore Pamela: woohoo! rich-c: I'm just too slow a typist to keep up with you folks Colecoguy: weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :-) Sore Pamela: LOL Sore Pamela: that way I have a fighting chance of staying in touch Colecoguy: Pam are you going to call Pls as I have to get on phone with HP god darn server Sore Pamela: by the way Dale I meant to ask, where were you? Jillian didn't say Sore Pamela: I will one night soon Sore Pamela: how late is too late? Judy: I'm back Colecoguy: OK All go to deal with hP and there version of windows 2003 Sore Pamela: night Michael Sore Pamela: good luck wiht HP Colecoguy: usually 8 but I'm up now?? rich-c: OK Michael lots of luck then Sore Pamela: well then I'll remember that Sore Pamela: go to bed Dale: I was in Las Vegas for my usual trip to the Consumer Electronics show. Sore Pamela: ah, I wondered Colecoguy: Thanks Rich I need it probs I've been having of late rich-c: I gatehr it was a bit downbeat - also that Steve Jobs is taking six months off Sore Pamela: what wonders did you see Dale? Colecoguy: with hp trendnet microsoft etc you know the story Colecoguy: we are all beta testers rich-c: just like Microsoft Dale: Hmm...one of the interesting things I saw was AA batteries that are activeated by water Colecoguy: cool Dale: You can refill them with water 5 times to use them more than once. Dale: And they have a 10 year shelf life. rich-c: what application would they benefit, Dale? Dale: I thought that was pretty cool.
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changed username to Colecoguy rich-c: yes, that sounds good - use life like standardss or alkalines? Sore Pamela: but water and electronics are not a good mix - how do they resolve that? Colecoguy: Sorry didn't mean to pop offf so quick Dale: Also they are 100% recycleable with no dangerous chemicals inside. Colecoguy: thats really interesting how soon to market Dale: The power delivered is like alkalines. Sore Pamela: you found Dad's dump button, Michael! : ) rich-c: neat - good fit with LED flashlights, I'd bet Colecoguy: yuppers Colecoguy: power button LOL Sore Pamela: hark, I think the Iceman cometh Sore Pamela: that'll do it : ) Dale: Well, he had orders for a few million of them at the show. I expect to see them on shelves before summer. rich-c: yes, Russell will likely need some thawing tonight Sore Pamela: or maybe not - thought I heard the elevator Colecoguy: wow thats really nneat what else dale rich-c: I've been using an LESD flashlight and find it works well for my use Judy: they are showing the snow coming on shore on TV now that means we have more on the way Sore Pamela: send it to Japan Judy - I'm sure James could use some : ) rich-c: yes, you get lake effect, don't you, Judy? rich-c: we looked at teh weatehr warnings for Canada earlier today rich-c: the only place that didn't have some kind of warning up was Yukon Colecoguy: well ok this was great I'm outa here night all best wishes Dale: Let's see. I really liked a 6cm long Guitar Hero game controller that I say. Dale: saw. Sore Pamela: night Michael, stay warm rich-c: night Michael Dale: Maybe I should modify it to work with a Colecovision guitar game. Judy: yes, there was just a study on if there is such a thing as lake effect and they proved that there is Colecoguy: thanks Pam Rich and the rest poof
Colecoguy left chat session Judy: can you believe they waste money to prove that Sore Pamela: the iceman has arrived Dale: Activision's CEO made a "insider" session and talking a lot about how Guitar Hero has changed the world. rich-c: definitely, Judy, we can see it on our radar around here all teh time - and don't ask about Buffalo Sore Pamela: he's starting to resemble Russell Dale: Apparently 3/4 people who play the game but never learned guitar said they would take guitar lessons in the next year. rich-c: is it still snowing out there? Judy: say hi from us Dale: And 2/3 players who do play guitar said that they would practice more with their real instruments. Sore Pamela: yes, still snowing rich-c: wonder if that's a promise or a threat, Dale? Dale: And last year electric guitars sold 27% more than the year before! Dale: So some people were telling the truth I think. Judy: doesn't look like it is snowing right now but it is coming off the lake Judy: heading this way rich-c: and the others just bought banjos ... ;-) Sore Pamela: a light powder he says Dale: :-) Dale: What else? rich-c: that's OK, all going well we aren't going out till next Wednesday Dale: Lots of talk of 3D TVs this year. Much more than last year, but it still feels a little early to me to get a 3D TV. Sore Pamela: colour me jealous - I spent 45 minutes on the GO platform this morning rich-c: there was a news item today saying Steve Jobs has announced he is taking time off till June Judy: we are under a wind chill adversary Dale: But there is starting to be content that makes use of the 3D TVs ability. Over 500 movies are out in 3D now. rich-c: considering what just rumours did to Apple stock lasyt time, that can't be good Sore Pamela: geez Dale, we're still working on an HD TV rich-c: I just cannot muster any interest in 3-d movies Dale: There was some talk about how Barrack Obama is suggesting to delay the SD -> HD switch over on February 17th for a few months. Judy: we went to Polar Express in 3D Dale: But I think that the head of the FCC wants to stick to the deadline. rich-c: my American contacts don't seem much concerned about it either way Dale: In my opinion, you have to change at some point, and it might as well be next month. Dale: It is too late to delay the switch. Judy: they are doing the testing for the change constantly rich-c: has he given any reason? Dale: Although, I admit that in Canada we don't have the same switch over date in mind. Judy: lack of money rich-c: the stations or the consumers, Judy? Judy: ran out for the coupons for the purchase of the box rich-c: since we're on satellite we are already on a converted signal Judy: consumers Dale: Well the suggestion Richard, is that since the economy is slow, maybe making people shell out for a converter box next month is too early. Sore Pamela: as are we on cable Judy: not right the goverment Judy: we are on satilite but only on one tv Dale: But they sent everyone in the US rebate coupons to help them pay for the needed new equipment, so it shouldn't be that many people that are affected really. Dale: And there's be lots of information about the change distributed in the US. Judy: the goverment has issued coupons for buying the box and the money is gone Judy: no they didn't you had to request them and now they ran out rich-c: we had a guy stopped by the door wanted to sell us an off-air antenna Dale: So the coupons don't work Judy? rich-c: he had just installed one two doors down Judy: yes, if you requested it in time Dale: Ah, they are out of the coupons then. I see. Judy: we did get two Sore Pamela: couldn't he tell you already had one? Sore Pamela: Dad? rich-c: the HD antenna are different - that's why he knocked, he noticed Dale: I got some recordings of sessions about the latest trends in advertising and social sites like Facebook. Dale: That should be interesting. Sore Pamela: you still have the off-air though, don't you? BobS: yesk the coupons work.......but you only got them on request until they ran out of the money available rich-c: yes, we do, so circumstances could arise BobS: and now the money available is gone but the requests stilla re coming in Judy: I did wonder if this was the right time to change over with so many out of work and all rich-c: but I see no reason for a new tv as long as our analog crt works Sore Pamela: well we need a new t Sore Pamela: TV anyway so we might as well go to HD rich-c: why, has yours quit working? Sore Pamela: no, but it's on it's way out rich-c: it's ok, in an emergency you can borrow the 13" GE your grandmother had Judy: son-in-law says you sould wait until after they have things switched so you know that it will work Sore Pamela: we actually still have our 13" rich-c: so there you are - no rush, you can keep the prettier picture rich-c: I feel that the picture on a crt is better than any lcd Sore Pamela: just one problem - I can't see it Dale: Well around here, Judy, we can already recieve HD channels over the air. BobS: cool Dale: From what people tell me anyway. Dale: But I haven't switched. I guess I'm sort of lazy that way. rich-c: where are they getting them from, Dale, Buffalo or Rochester? Sore Pamela: well I wouldn't spend money on a TV unnecessarily, but ours is dying Judy: .. rich-c: how do you know? (what aer the symptoms)? Sore Pamela: one side of the picture is darker than the other - I think the tube is going rich-c: noticably or subtly? Sore Pamela: the darker side is slowly creeping from the left to the right side of the screen Judy: sounds like it Pam Dale: Here is a recent "OTA" or over the air list of HD channels in Toronto: Dale: http://www.zer0.net/2008/01/toronto-hd-ota-hdtv-channel-list.html Sore Pamela: depends on what's on the TV - on a dark background, it's much more noticeable rich-c: that is curious BobS: methinks you are correct Pamela.......tv going WEST Sore Pamela: actually, I was thinking south Bob, but same idea : ) rich-c: you're in Whitby, Dale - do you get Buffalo ir Rochester stations? rich-c: does not sopund especially propitious, daughter Sore Pamela: no, I agree rich-c: anyway, LCD tvs up to about 26" are fairly reasonably priced Sore Pamela: a 26" won't fit in our TV cabinet Sore Pamela: we're figuring a 22" at best Sore Pamela: there is much research to be done, including some measuring rich-c: OK, that means you have to get a really economical one - we are in teh same boat Dale: Buffalo was no problem, the last time I tried. Only with an outdoor directional antenna can I get Rochester. Toronto stations are usually no problem though. Sore Pamela: the CRT we have now is only a 20" rich-c: well I have a 40 foot rotating tower, Dale, but the CN tower in on a line between me and Grand Island Judy: or get one that hangs on the wall Sore Pamela: we thought about that Judy, but the problem is mounting it rich-c: we move out tv around to watch it, so for us it isn't an option Sore Pamela: we have trouble hanging anything on the wall rich-c: and don't know how adjustable Pam or Russell's necks might be, giving where it would have to go Judy: don't you want a 52" one or bigger Sore Pamela: ick, no Dale: Hamilton station though only come in if the weather favours me. rich-c: those are plasma and give Greenpeace just cause to picket your house rich-c: that's assuming you can afford teh power draw anyway Dale: Pam, I saw more wall mounting systems at CES than you can imagine. rich-c: I can get Hamilton, even Kitchener on occasion, Barrie and Peterborough Judy: do they take more power? Dale: So don't get Plasma. Get LCD or DLT which are both much lower power consumption. rich-c: they are the Hummers of video displays, Judy Sore Pamela: I'd love to have the option Dale, but our walls are some mysterious substance that doesn't take well to wall mounting anything, let alone something strong enough to hold a TV Dale: There are LCD ones up to 80" I guess. Dale: But you'd need a big room for that I guess. Sore Pamela: some day, if we're ever in a house that may be an option Dale: Maybe wire mesh with plaster blown on to it, instead of studs and drywall? rich-c: at one inch of screen per foot of room width, we'd need about a 15 inch or smaller Sore Pamela: definitely not drywall Sore Pamela: the building is cement block Sore Pamela: don't know what the interior dividing walls are made of Sore Pamela: wire mesh with plaster is definitely a possibility Dale: Anyway, there are free standing "wall mounts" which just lean against the wall that I've seen. rich-c: our tv is on a cart that we move around to suit Dale: The rule of thumb is the viewing distance should be roughly 2.5 times the size of the screen, according to some things I've been reading. Sore Pamela: we're about to start clearing out the back room and moving furniture around Judy: it is that time again, so night all until next week Sore Pamela: I suspect the big desk will end up out here in the LR rich-c: right Judy, you and Bob sleep tight, see you next week BobS: nite kids Sore Pamela: if so, that's where the computer will end up Sore Pamela: gnite Slopsemas BobS: hookay rich-c: aw, swho keeps a computer in teh living room, for goodness sakes? Sore Pamela: and one thing I don't want is the TV mounted right over the desk BobS: and PAM, stay upright, will ya??????? Sore Pamela: I'll try, Bob
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