• Re: Side Effects Of This

    From Mike Powell@618:250/1 to TINY on Wed Feb 3 13:53:00 2021
    In the woods we get a station ota that just plays re runs of CSI type shows.
    We got sucked in a couple evenings... "Okay just one more" and next thing yo
    know the sun is coming up.

    Ion station "It's positively charged."

    Here in the states, for a while anyway, Ion was running some Canadian shows during their nightly lineup. One of them had Jason Priestly and an
    attractive brunette as a couple of private investigators.

    Mike

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  • From Tiny@618:500/32 to Mike Powell on Thu Feb 4 08:17:56 2021
    Mike Powell wrote to TINY <=-

    Here in the states, for a while anyway, Ion was running some Canadian shows during their nightly lineup. One of them had Jason Priestly and
    an attractive brunette as a couple of private investigators.

    Yeah the ion we get is from the states. I get more US stations do to
    the way the antenna is aimed and the way the trees grow. I get to stay
    current with the 10,000 new drugs that come out every day this way.

    Shawn

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  • From August Abolins@618:250/1.9 to Tiny on Thu Feb 4 08:06:00 2021
    Hello Tiny!

    ** On Thursday 04.02.21 - 08:17, Tiny wrote to Mike Powell:

    Yeah the ion we get is from the states. I get more US
    stations do to the way the antenna is aimed and the way
    the trees grow. I get to stay current with the 10,000 new
    drugs that come out every day this way.

    What do you think of the Prevnar13 and Shingrix commercials?


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  • From Mike Powell@618:250/1 to TINY on Thu Feb 4 14:58:00 2021
    Yeah the ion we get is from the states. I get more US stations do to
    the way the antenna is aimed and the way the trees grow. I get to stay
    current with the 10,000 new drugs that come out every day this way.

    Hey, that is important information. How will you even know you have a
    problem and need the drug without the ads. "Ask your doctor if Jamitin is right for you!" :)

    Mike


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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to August Abolins on Thu Feb 4 18:38:00 2021
    August,

    What do you think of the Prevnar13 and Shingrix commercials?

    I've seen both of those, but I take a lot of these commercials with
    a grain of salt. Now, if one has had chicken pox, the shingles virus
    is inside of them...and from what I understand, it's extremely painful.

    But, to not be gloom and doom, here's a cute joke on that.

    A guy goes into a medical clinic, and the nurse asks what he needs
    to see the doctor for. He replies "I've got the shingles".

    Well, no sitting 2 hours in the waiting room...they rush him in, and
    the doctor is in to see him in less than 3 minutes!! The conversation
    goes like this:

    Doc: What's the problem?
    Man: I've got the shingles.
    Doc: How long have you had them?
    Man: Since this morning.

    After looking at the man, the doctor says "I don't see any evidence of it"...to which the man replies "They're out in my truck...where do you
    want them??". <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Mike Powell on Thu Feb 4 18:39:00 2021
    Mike,

    Hey, that is important information. How will you even know you have a problem and need the drug without the ads. "Ask your doctor if Jamitin
    is right for you!" :)

    Sounds like the tagline "RAM DISK is NOT an installation procedure". <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Warpslide on Thu Feb 4 18:40:00 2021
    Jay,

    I remember when I was a teenager, we were going to a youth conference
    for the church I was in at the time. This years location happened to
    be about a 6 hour drive away. I don't normally get car sick, but I was feeling pretty green that day. One of the adults in the car gave me something to help with the nausea (Gravol a.k.a Dramamine).

    Thank goodness for stuff like that. I have to have something like that
    before any procedure requiring sedation.

    Like you I was out like a light after taking that, and even better I
    slept the entire 6 hours. All I remember is being woken up by one of
    my friends saying "we're here, get up!" - It was quite disorienting,
    but also a relief I didn't have to experience that long car trip. :)

    And, they didn't have to deal with your barfing. :P

    Personally, I'd rather deal with diarrhea than vomiting any day. The latter makes you feel like you're getting repeatedly kicked in the gut...but what's worse is when you're "doing it out of both ends" simultaneously (been there, done that, got the wardrobe). :P

    Daryl

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  • From Nick Andre@618:500/24 to Daryl Stout on Fri Feb 5 03:18:32 2021
    On 04 Feb 21 18:39:00, Daryl Stout said the following to Mike Powell:

    Hey, that is important information. How will you even know you have a problem and need the drug without the ads. "Ask your doctor if Jamiti is right for you!" :)

    Sounds like the tagline "RAM DISK is NOT an installation procedure". <G>

    Canada has/had a chain of home-improvement stores called Beaver Lumber.

    Many Newfoundlanders thought it was a porn shop and went out and bought belt-sanders for their wives, thinking they were vibrators.

    "Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! Does that turn you on honey? Ehhhhhhhhhhh!"

    I'm quoting Maclean and Maclean as my reputable source, by the way.

    Nick

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  • From Tiny@618:500/32 to August Abolins on Fri Feb 5 08:34:52 2021
    August Abolins wrote to Tiny <=-

    What do you think of the Prevnar13 and Shingrix commercials?

    To be honest I haven't turned the television on in a month here. Andrea
    is deep in study mode with mid terms this week and I've just stuck to the
    laptop with headphones and wasted time on youtube.

    Shawn

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  • From Tiny@618:500/32 to Mike Powell on Fri Feb 5 08:35:52 2021
    Mike Powell wrote to TINY <=-

    Hey, that is important information. How will you even know you have a problem and need the drug without the ads. "Ask your doctor if Jamitin
    is right for you!" :)

    LOL I can see how some people would be running to the doctor every day with
    questions about a new drug.

    Shawn

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  • From HSM@618:100/34 to Daryl Stout on Fri Feb 5 11:51:13 2021
    On 04 Feb 2021, Daryl Stout said the following...
    Personally, I'd rather deal with diarrhea than vomiting any day. The latter makes you feel like you're getting repeatedly kicked in the gut...but what's worse is when you're "doing it out of both ends" simultaneously (been there, done that, got the wardrobe). :P

    A guy that used to work for me once asked, "If you have to puke and shit at the same time what would you do?".

    I said I would sit on the toilet and puke in the garbage can.

    His eyes got wide as he let out a "Ooooohhh" and it was obvious that this never occured to him.

    Apparently he puked in the toilet and sprayed the wall...

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  • From Mike Powell@618:250/1 to TINY on Fri Feb 5 16:19:00 2021
    LOL I can see how some people would be running to the doctor every day with questions about a new drug.

    The ads I first remember were directed at men with erectile dysfunction. I
    am convinced now that 90% of them are indeed aimed at the hypochrondriacs
    (SP?) among us. :)

    Mike


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  • From Mike Powell@618:250/1 to KURT WEISKE on Fri Feb 5 17:30:00 2021
    The best part of CHiPs are those empty, clean, beautiful LA freeways.

    And the roller disco episode!

    the only two episodes I remember anything about are that episode and the
    one where the punk rock band, who sang "I Dig Pain!" turned out to be the
    bad guys (or at least one of them did).

    Also something about a truck being driven down the freeway with some vat of
    goo in the back that maybe was explosive and maybe the driver didn't know
    or didn't really want to be driving it? That could have been part of the
    punk rock band episode, too.

    I always figured they picked on the punk rock band as a way to promote
    disco music. :)


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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Mike Powell on Fri Feb 5 18:10:10 2021
    Mike Powell wrote to TINY <=-

    Hey, that is important information. How will you even know you have a problem and need the drug without the ads. "Ask your doctor if Jamitin
    is right for you!" :)

    I take a high dose of Damitol right now but I may have to get its extra strength version soon.

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Kurt Weiske on Fri Feb 5 18:24:16 2021
    Kurt Weiske wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    Have you checked out KODI? Load it on there and you might be able to
    find more streaming channels through it, as well as play any media you have.

    I've been meaning to set up a RPi media center also ... I'll check it out, thanks!

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Tiny on Fri Feb 5 18:36:22 2021
    Tiny wrote to Mike Powell <=-

    LOL I can see how some people would be running to the doctor every
    day with questions about a new drug.

    Just ask Huey Lewis. He knows what he wants in a new drug.

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Kurt Weiske on Fri Feb 5 18:37:24 2021
    Kurt Weiske wrote to Bob Roberts <=-

    I wonder now how much those multi-car pile-ups (that seemed to happen every episode) cost.

    I wouldn't want to know about these days.

    I spent my childhood watching ChiPs and Emergency, thought LA must have been a dangerous place to live. :)

    Charge, the local TV franchise that plays all of these shows, has a double dose of Emergency! starting at 11 AM EST.

    Love all of these shows.

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Nick Andre on Fri Feb 5 18:39:26 2021
    Nick Andre wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    That sounds like the Flintstones or any Hannah Barbara cartoon where chase-scenes use the same backgrounds over and over again...

    I know a lot of 70s and 80s shows did that too.

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Hsm on Fri Feb 5 18:40:28 2021
    HSM wrote to Daryl Stout <=-

    Apparently he puked in the toilet and sprayed the wall...

    Hmm, reminds me of being in the Army. Some of these idiots would puke in the PT formation every morning on their shoes.

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Nick Andre on Fri Feb 5 16:00:00 2021
    Nick,

    Canada has/had a chain of home-improvement stores called Beaver Lumber.

    Many Newfoundlanders thought it was a porn shop and went out and bought belt-sanders for their wives, thinking they were vibrators.

    "Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! Does that turn you on honey?
    Ehhhhhhhhhhh!"

    Today, the heart is the pit of the emotions. But, at one time, it was the kidneys. And, in Shakespeare's Day, as in The Old Testament Biblical Times,
    the bowels were the pit of the emotions!!

    "You really move me, honey"...must be a crappy relationship. :P

    But, when Romeo first saw Juliet, he said "I was filled with compassion,
    and my bowels were moved". It sounds like he saw a pretty girl, and pooped
    his pants. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Kurt Weiske on Fri Feb 5 16:01:00 2021
    Kurt,

    And preying on people's use of search engines and hypochondria. Doc, I
    saw a commercial, and I have all of the symptoms they described. I must have XXX and need drug XXX!

    Or like the hypochondriac's tombstone: "I Told You I Was Sick!!". <G>

    Daryl

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  • From August Abolins@618:250/1.9 to Sean Dennis on Sat Feb 6 08:58:00 2021
    Hello Sean!

    ** On Friday 05.02.21 - 18:10, Sean Dennis wrote to Mike Powell:

    I take a high dose of Damitol right now but I may have to
    get its extra strength version soon.

    Is it like Fukitol?

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  • From Mike Powell@618:250/1 to SEAN DENNIS on Sat Feb 6 10:28:00 2021
    Hey, that is important information. How will you even know you have a problem and need the drug without the ads. "Ask your doctor if Jamitin is right for you!" :)

    I take a high dose of Damitol right now but I may have to get its extra strength version soon.

    There are days when I could use that. Now that we are on indefinate work
    from home, I find I don't need it as much.

    Mike


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  • From Kurt Weiske@618:300/1 to Daryl Stout on Sat Feb 6 08:16:00 2021
    Daryl Stout wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    Or like the hypochondriac's tombstone: "I Told You I Was Sick!!". <G>

    On the TV series "Just Shoot Me", two of the characters without much in
    common bonded over their love of an old blues guitarist.

    His last album, posthumously released, was titled "Don't need no Doctor".


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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to August Abolins on Sat Feb 6 23:10:06 2021
    August Abolins wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    Is it like Fukitol?

    It is! Extra-strength.

    Later,
    Sean
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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Mike Powell on Sat Feb 6 23:12:08 2021
    Mike Powell wrote to SEAN DENNIS <=-

    There are days when I could use that. Now that we are on indefinate
    work from home, I find I don't need it as much.

    I bought some locally-made CBD gummies on the recommendation of a nurse. Have yet to take one but might take one tomorrow to try to see if they work for me.

    I hope they do. It's been a rough week for me.

    Later,
    Sean
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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Kurt Weiske on Sat Feb 6 23:19:14 2021
    Kurt Weiske wrote to Daryl Stout <=-

    His last album, posthumously released, was titled "Don't need no
    Doctor".

    That sounds like my paternal grandfather. Never mind that from years of smoking he had cancer of the jaw growing out of his face. He still didn't trust doctors.

    Later,
    Sean
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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Sean Dennis on Sat Feb 6 01:45:00 2021
    Sean,

    Charge, the local TV franchise that plays all of these shows, has a
    double dose of Emergency! starting at 11 AM EST.

    Love all of these shows.

    Cue the sound effects, then the call for "Station 51"...and everyone
    else. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to HSM on Sat Feb 6 01:46:00 2021
    Gary,

    I said I would sit on the toilet and puke in the garbage can.

    His eyes got wide as he let out a "Ooooohhh" and it was obvious that
    this never occured to him.

    Apparently he puked in the toilet and sprayed the wall...

    Clean up in the men's room. :P

    I always hate when I get to that point, because it usually signals a
    bad attack of gastrointeritis.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Mike Powell on Sat Feb 6 01:50:00 2021
    Mike,

    The ads I first remember were directed at men with erectile
    dysfunction. I am convinced now that 90% of them are indeed aimed at
    the hypochrondriacs (SP?) among us. :)

    First, you spelled it right.

    Second, that reminds me of an instance on a ham radio packet net (one
    of the digital modes available) years ago. For many new ham radio
    operators, mic fright is a very real threat. But, with the digital modes,
    you computer does all the work for you.

    I had just gotten a new vanity callsign (my previous callsign, WX1DER,
    which I got the day after Arkansas got a foot of snow (Christmas, 2012)...
    but I changed to WX4QZ on my 59th birthday in 2019. Since ham radio
    licenses are only good for 10 years, my license will expire when I turn
    69 -- and no snide remarks from the peanut gallery. <G>

    For the record, packet is where you use your computer and a terminal program, and just type stuff at your keyboard. The program transmits your callsign for you, to satisfy the FCC Rules.

    Anyway, this one other ham radio operator, Ed, KI0HQ, wanted the callsign K0ED, but a ham in California had it already. Ed typed "I'm married, and
    E.D. is not an issue".

    The Net Control for the net was Billie Higgs, KB0WSA. Her husband, K.O.,
    the Sysop of the Packet BBS, held the callsign N0KFQ. The net was done in
    a roundtable format every Monday night.

    Billie turned it over to an older ham, Roger, KB0SON. He thought E.D.
    stood for "electronic doofus". <G>

    Now, *I* can relate to that, as electronics was never my forte'. I can
    tell you the colors on a resistor, thanks to "Violet" <G>, and that not
    even an amp of electricity can kill you. Yet, I'm chuckling after Roger's comments.

    As a side note, the resistor colors are determined from the saying "Bad
    Boys Ravish (Rape) Our Young Girls...But Violet Gives Willingly". :P

    The first letter of each of those words is the first letter of the color
    on an electronics resistor. In a college electronics class, that had both males and females, the professor wasn't about to say what BBROYGBVGW meant. The women were dying to know, so they asked a fellow male student after
    class. When told, after laughing, they said "That's a great way to remember it!!". One of the female students was grinning wryly...when they asked her
    what her problem was, she replied "I'm Violet". <BG>

    Back to the net...it gets over to K.O., and all he typed was "I'm curious
    to see how Ed is going to explain E.D. to Roger". I'm busting a gut in laughter by now!!

    It gets back to Ed, and he types "Billie?? Do you know Morse Code??".

    She types back "Yes, and I know a lot of other things as well!!" <BG>

    I let out this scream, and I'm about to pee on myself at this point, in tears from laughter...as Ed types "erecticle dysfunction" in Morse Code!!

    Billie passed away 3 years ago, and 2 years later, K.O. passed away.
    But, about a year after her death, we were reflecting on the memories
    on a net, and I recapped what happened.

    K.O. typed "It was so refreshing to hear that again, and it happened
    EXACTLY the way Daryl told it!!" <BG>.

    I did get to meet both of them before they passed away...a real sweet
    elderly couple, who lived in Branson, Missouri.

    With the passing of Billie and K.O., Bob, NS2B, took over the net from
    his BBS in Penfield, New York. It features RF and telnet access, and both
    Bob and myself alternate as Net Controls each week...and I am the weekly
    scribe for the net.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to August Abolins on Sat Feb 6 21:30:00 2021
    August,

    I take a high dose of Damitol right now but I may have to
    get its extra strength version soon.

    Is it like Fukitol?

    Really. I just now got the gist of those 2 punny medications. :P
    How much are refills?? <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Kurt Weiske on Sat Feb 6 21:30:00 2021
    Kurt,

    Or like the hypochondriac's tombstone: "I Told You I Was Sick!!". <G>

    On the TV series "Just Shoot Me", two of the characters without much in common bonded over their love of an old blues guitarist.

    His last album, posthumously released, was titled "Don't need no
    Doctor".

    In an older version of the Hoyle Games, where one played against
    the characters of:

    1) Roswell (an alien)
    2) Harley (a bear)
    3) Marvin (a T-Rex)

    One of the character voices you can select for "your character" has
    both things to say when he's happy or angry (the same for the other characters). Here are some of the things I recall:

    1) Roswell:

    A) In A Good Mood: "You've touched my heart, you little human, you".
    B) In A Bad Mood: "I'm going to make you rue the day you ever saw the
    name 'Roswell'".

    2) Harley:

    A) In A Good Mood: "I Defer To Your Greatness".
    B) In A Bad Mood: "You know what happens when you try to outrun a bear".

    3) Marvin:

    A) In A Good Mood: "Boy oh boy...you are my new best friend".
    B) In A Bad Mood: "You little carnivore...you little...whatever you are".

    4) Male Character:

    A) In A Good Mood: "Boy, I'm Good!!".
    B) In A Bad Mood: "Somebody Shoot Me!!".

    There were a wide selection of card and board games to play.

    Yet, I don't have funds to buy a new version right now...and I've only
    had time to logon to the BBS to do QWK Mail.

    Daryl

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  • From Gamgee@618:250/24 to Daryl Stout on Sun Feb 7 08:12:00 2021
    Daryl Stout wrote to August Abolins <=-

    I take a high dose of Damitol right now but I may have to
    get its extra strength version soon.

    Is it like Fukitol?

    Really. I just now got the gist of those 2 punny medications.
    :P How much are refills?? <G>

    Refills are free, and unlimited.



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  • From Mike Powell@618:250/1 to SEAN DENNIS on Sun Feb 7 09:39:00 2021
    I bought some locally-made CBD gummies on the recommendation of a nurse. Have >yet to take one but might take one tomorrow to try to see if they work for me.

    Can you get those without a script? I have a CBD cream for putting on sore joints. My sister uses the oil, presumably to ingest.

    I hope they do. It's been a rough week for me.

    Hope it does work for you.


    Mike


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  • From Mike Powell@618:250/1 to DARYL STOUT on Sun Feb 7 09:42:00 2021
    I did get to meet both of them before they passed away...a real sweet elderly couple, who lived in Branson, Missouri.

    That was a neat story. Glad you got to meet them. Interesting how we come into contact with people in our hobbies.

    Mike

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  • From Kurt Weiske@618:300/1 to Daryl Stout on Sun Feb 7 07:14:00 2021
    Daryl Stout wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    Cue the sound effects, then the call for "Station 51"...and everyone else. <G>

    There's a web page talking about the inventor of the system that LA County used for fire station dispatches. They used a broadcast of those tones, then
    a receiver that listened for your tone and sounded a horn. I'm assuming that in real life the signal tones weren't as loud.

    Very low-tech.


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  • From Rob Mccart@618:250/1 to MIKE POWELL on Fri Feb 5 00:26:00 2021
    Here in the states, for a while anyway, Ion was running some Canadian shows
    >during their nightly lineup. One of them had Jason Priestly and an
    >attractive brunette as a couple of private investigators.

    That attractive brunette is Cindy Sampson. She looks pretty good for 42 years old, doncha think? B)

    The show is Private Eyes and, coincidentally, I just watched the season
    finale of that tonight and I won't give away any spoilers but it doesn't
    look too good for sweet Cindy..

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  • From August Abolins@618:250/1.9 to Daryl Stout on Sun Feb 7 11:28:00 2021
    Hello Daryl Stout!

    ** On Saturday 06.02.21 - 01:50, Daryl Stout wrote to Mike Powell:

    I had just gotten a new vanity callsign (my previous
    callsign, WX1DER, which I got the day after Arkansas got
    a foot of snow (Christmas, 2012)... but I changed to
    WX4QZ on my 59th birthday in 2019. Since ham radio
    licenses are only good for 10 years, my license will
    expire when I turn 69 -- and no snide remarks from the
    peanut gallery. <G>

    :O Based on all the health ailments you've been describing over
    the years, I thought you were much older than me. I'm actually
    older than you by a few years. :O

    Bob and myself alternate as Net Controls each week...and I
    am the weekly scribe for the net.

    There's enough interest to warrant a weekly report?
    Interesting.

    The closest I ever got to comms over radio was with some walkie
    talkies that supported custom crystals. Once I learned how to
    open the radios and replace the crystals with other ones, I
    could essentially skip the more common freqs in order to have a
    more private channel between them. I was hoping that the
    solution could help my parents on the farm (one at home base,
    and the other one in the barn or in the field). But I could
    never get my dad excited about keeping the radio with him at the
    ready. My mom on the otherhand was all for it!

    When I worked for Marconi, in Montreal, while they were still in
    the original iconic building, there was a ham club that operated
    radio of all kinds on the top floor. That sounded intriguing,
    but I seemed to be overworked or just wanted to go home after a
    long day - so I never bothered to join the club.

    When I dabbled in CB radio (via the walkie talkies) I eventually
    realized that spontaneous chatter over the radio with whomever
    was out there (CQ CQ ..) wasn't for me. One of our first phone
    lines to the house was a party line for many years - and
    although it was kinda funny to be able to pick up on someone's
    telephone convos on the phone, I didn't like the interruptions
    when I was legitimately using the phone myself.

    So, except for the technology behind ham radio and all that, I
    don't see the excitement of just picking up unknown/random
    chatter out there.
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  • From Bob Roberts@618:300/36 to Mike Powell on Sun Feb 7 10:14:25 2021
    LOL I can see how some people would be running to the doctor every day with
    questions about a new drug.

    The ads I first remember were directed at men with erectile dysfunction. I am convinced now that 90% of them are indeed aimed at the hypochrondriacs

    Restless Leg Syndrome!
    It plagues the best of us.

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Gamgee on Sun Feb 7 18:56:00 2021
    I take a high dose of Damitol right now but I may have to
    get its extra strength version soon.

    Is it like Fukitol?

    Really. I just now got the gist of those 2 punny medications.
    :P How much are refills?? <G>

    Refills are free, and unlimited.

    Prescribed by Doctor Quackenbush...aka Groucho Marx...see the
    tagline below. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Kurt Weiske on Sun Feb 7 19:02:00 2021
    Kurt,

    Cue the sound effects, then the call for "Station 51"...and everyone else. <G>

    There's a web page talking about the inventor of the system that LA
    County used for fire station dispatches. They used a broadcast of those tones, then a receiver that listened for your tone and sounded a horn.
    I'm assuming that in real life the signal tones weren't as loud.

    Very low-tech.

    I don't know what the current ones sound like...but at times, I've been
    at the area Kroger when local firefighters were shopping (they have to get groceries for the fire station, too)...when a fire call would come in...
    and you'd hear all the wild tones.

    In some cases, they had to drop everything they had and leave it there... then rush to the fire truck outside, and get off to an emergency call.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Mike Powell on Sun Feb 7 19:36:00 2021
    Mike,

    I did get to meet both of them before they passed away...a real sweet elderly couple, who lived in Branson, Missouri.

    That was a neat story. Glad you got to meet them. Interesting how we come into contact with people in our hobbies.

    I remember the BBS Sysop and User Gatherings in central Arkansas in the
    early 90's. Sysops of Adult BBS's "carded" prospective users, and one got
    to put faces to names...and in most cases, the mental image you had made
    of them was NOT at all like that in person!! <G>

    One funny thing I remember is that at one gathering, we were at an area Denny's Restaurant (which long since closed down, the building was razed)
    when this one Sysop (he's dead and gone now, and his BBS is long gone),
    put this case on the table and took a fancy new laptop out of it, and
    started working with it. Like a magnet, all eyes gravitated to his table,
    and it was like a collective "WOW!!" emanated from the crowd. <G>

    I have a bulletin online of long gone BBS's...and I remember logging on
    to several of them. All of them were dial-up only back then. There is also
    only one Denny's left in the Little Rock Metro area.

    As the song "The Way We Were" (done by Barbara Streisand) noted, it's
    the good memories we hang onto.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to August Abolins on Sun Feb 7 19:38:00 2021
    August,

    :O Based on all the health ailments you've been describing over
    the years, I thought you were much older than me. I'm actually
    older than you by a few years. :O

    While I'm over 60 now, many of the folks I know in amateur radio
    are much older than I am...so, I'm considered "a puppy"...but, I
    am weaned, and potty trained. <G>

    There's enough interest to warrant a weekly report?

    Yes...for both a net I run, and a net that a ham in Ohio runs.

    The closest I ever got to comms over radio was with some walkie
    talkies that supported custom crystals. Once I learned how to
    open the radios and replace the crystals with other ones, I
    could essentially skip the more common freqs in order to have a
    more private channel between them. I was hoping that the
    solution could help my parents on the farm (one at home base,
    and the other one in the barn or in the field). But I could
    never get my dad excited about keeping the radio with him at the
    ready. My mom on the otherhand was all for it!

    A lot has changed in amateur radio since I first got licensed (these
    are related to US Ham Radio licenses):

    1) The FCC removed the 5 wpm Morse Code requirement for the Technician
    Class license in 1991...that's how I got in. The 5 wpm Morse Code test
    still remained for the Novice Class license...but with the No Code
    Technician Class license, you had to take the written exam for both the
    Novice and Techician Class licenses, but didn't have to take a Morse
    Code test.

    However, if you wanted the Novice Class privileges on the HF bands
    (Morse Code on portions of 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters, and limited voice
    and data on a small portion of 10 meters), you had to pass the 5 wpm
    Morse Code test.

    2) In 2000, the FCC stopped issuing new Novice and Advanced Class ham
    radio licenses, but holders of these could still renew these at the
    appropriate time. At the same time, they dropped the 13wpm Morse Code requirement for the General and Advanced Class licenses, and the 20 wpm
    Morse Code requirement for the Amateur Extra Class license.

    The 5 wpm Morse Code requirement was eliminated entirely in 2007. Many
    "old time ham radio operators" thought that taking away the Morse Code requirement woudld drop the number of people learning it...yet, the
    opposite occurred, as they were learning Morse Code because they wanted
    to, and NOT because they had to...and they discovered it was FUN!!

    One ham radio operator (who passed away several years ago), told me
    that his secret to learning Morse Code was that "he learned all the
    dirty words first" <G>.

    Indeed, there was a group of 4 older male hams at a restaurant in
    Annapolis, Maryland...telling each other dirty jokes in Morse Code
    (we also call it "CW" for "continuous wave). Anyway, this drop dead
    gorgeous, curvaceous female walked up to them...and sternly admonished
    "You boys need to watch your language. I teach CW at the Naval Academy
    across the street!!", and walked out. They were as red as tomatoes!!

    I was listening to a Morse Code class, and the first word they
    taught was the S word (and it wasn't "snow" <G>). But, when you
    looked at the Morse Code pattern for it, then it made perfect sense!!

    3) Normally, a US Ham Radio license is good for 10 years...and one can
    renew only within 90 days before expiration, or up to 2 years after
    expiration. You could not "get on the air" if the license was expired,
    but you didn't lose your callsign or privileges if you renewed during
    that time. If one didn't renew, they lost everything (license and
    callsign).

    However, it used to be that you had to take everything again...both
    written and Morse Code tests. Years ago, that meant a 5, 13, and a 20
    wpm Morse Code exam (although it was felt if you could do 20 wpm, you
    could do 5 and 13 wpm)...plus written exams for the Novice, Technician, General, Advanced, and Amateur Extra.

    Former Novice or Technician class licensees can get back on the air
    by passing the Technician class written exam, where they'd get a
    Technician Class license, and a new callsign. For former General,
    Advanced, or Amateur Extra Class licensees could get back on the air
    by providing proof of the former license, and passing the Technician
    Class written exam. Since there are no more Advanced Class licenses
    issued, those were downgraded to General Class license. So, these
    would either get a General or an Extra Class license, once they passed
    the Technician Class exam.

    In all cases, a Morse Code exam was no longer required...and they
    could apply for their former callsign, if it was still available, under
    the "vanity callsign system". Now, the FCC recently ruled that there
    will be a $35 fee for a new, renewed, or upgraded ham radio license...
    a callsign change (sequential or vanity), a request for a rule waiver,
    or a request for an STA (special temporary authority), and that'd be
    for every time they did such a transaction. However, it won't be in
    effect until 30 days after it has been in the Federal Register, and
    that posting hasn't occurred, as of Feb. 7, 2021.

    Originally, there was a large fee for a vanity callsign (it was
    dropped a few years ago), and all you had to pay was the fee at
    the exam session, depending on the Volunteer Examiner Coordinator
    (VEC) group doing the session. Some were free, but some were $15
    per exam. Now, if you passed an exam, you could take the next one
    in line at no charge. But, if you failed an exam, you had to pay
    another fee, as long as the exam had a different set of questions.
    You could do that as long as you had the money, and the VE Team
    had the time and resources (exam books) to do such.

    I remember at one session I did years ago, this one ham was
    trying to upgrade to the next license class (I can't recall if
    it was for General or Amateur Extra). But, each time, he was
    bringing the test book, answer sheet, and the money up to the
    VE Team (he also ran a shop selling ham radio related items,
    but he wanted the privileges to operate on HF). Anyway, I asked
    him what his wife would say about this, and he growled "This is
    a business expense...shut up!!" <G> All of us roared in laughter!!

    However, COVID-19 has greatly affected many exam teams with
    doing testing. They have either lost the exam site, or have
    had to switch to low-contact, in person testing (such as doing
    it in a parking lot, but several examiners are there, so each
    candidate is monitored to be sure they're not cheating)...or
    they're doing remote testing. Other teams like mine, where most
    of the members have medical issues have put testing on hiatus
    for now.

    When I worked for Marconi, in Montreal, while they were still in
    the original iconic building, there was a ham club that operated
    radio of all kinds on the top floor. That sounded intriguing,
    but I seemed to be overworked or just wanted to go home after a
    long day - so I never bothered to join the club.

    It causes the "purists" (who feel that any form of internet radio
    is not ham radio) angst...but the VoIP modes offer those who are in
    situations where they can't have RF gear (medical facilities, or in
    residential communities that prohibit such), the chance to still get
    on the air...where their license isn't "just a sheet of paper".

    When I dabbled in CB radio (via the walkie talkies) I eventually
    realized that spontaneous chatter over the radio with whomever
    was out there (CQ CQ ..) wasn't for me. One of our first phone
    lines to the house was a party line for many years - and
    although it was kinda funny to be able to pick up on someone's
    telephone convos on the phone, I didn't like the interruptions
    when I was legitimately using the phone myself.

    CQ is from the words "seek you", which is what ham radio operators
    use to call other stations to "work them". There is a thing called
    "contesting" (there's one every weekend), plus so many different
    modes, that there's literally something in the hobby for everyone.
    My niches are doing license exams, new ham forums at hamfests (most
    of those have been canceled due to COVID-19), and traffic nets. I
    run at least 5 nets every week.

    So, except for the technology behind ham radio and all that, I
    don't see the excitement of just picking up unknown/random
    chatter out there.

    I don't get on the air except for nets I run, or for a "sked"...
    a pre-arranged time with another ham to chat (or "chew the rag" --
    it sounds better than "masticating the towel" <G>).

    I've been licensed 30 years now, and started it just a few
    months after I first started my own BBS on a Radio Shack Model
    100 laptop. I no longer have the computer, but still have the
    program in the BBS files area.

    Daryl, WX4QZ, UALR Ham Radio Club VE Team Liaison

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  • From Bob Roberts@618:300/36 to Daryl Stout on Mon Feb 8 11:37:50 2021
    One funny thing I remember is that at one gathering, we were at an area Denny's Restaurant (which long since closed down, the building was razed)

    It's funny how these gatherings were ALWAYS at a Denny's regardless of where they were. The Sysop meetups I went to in Southern California back in the day were either a Denny's or a Sizzler. Even our crappy town had two Denny's. Once was always referred to as "the Good Dennys." When I think back to it, I don't think either Denny's should have been considered "good."

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  • From Mike Powell@618:250/1 to ROB MCCART on Mon Feb 8 14:33:00 2021
    Here in the states, for a while anyway, Ion was running some Canadian shows
    during their nightly lineup. One of them had Jason Priestly and an
    attractive brunette as a couple of private investigators.

    That attractive brunette is Cindy Sampson. She looks pretty good for 42 years old, doncha think? B)

    Yup, especially to a 50 year old. :)

    The show is Private Eyes and, coincidentally, I just watched the season finale of that tonight and I won't give away any spoilers but it doesn't
    look too good for sweet Cindy..

    Unfortunately, they quit showing it here after S2 or S3, so I have not been able to follow it. I am curious and may need to find somewhere to do so. :)

    Mike


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  • From Mike Powell@618:250/1 to BOB ROBERTS on Mon Feb 8 14:36:00 2021
    The ads I first remember were directed at men with erectile dysfunction. I
    am convinced now that 90% of them are indeed aimed at the hypochrondriacs

    Restless Leg Syndrome!
    It plagues the best of us.

    I forgot that one. It has been a while since I have seen one of those,
    too. Maybe it is because I watch a lot of MeTV, but I have been seeing a
    lot for arthritis and conditions that diabetics apparently have issues
    with. Sometimes, an occassional weak bladder drug ad will pop in there.

    I also see a lot of ads for male libido enhancement supplements, but I think
    of those less as being "big pharma" ads and more along the lines of snake
    oil.

    Mike


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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Bob Roberts on Mon Feb 8 16:31:00 2021
    Bob,

    It's funny how these gatherings were ALWAYS at a Denny's regardless of where they were. The Sysop meetups I went to in Southern California
    back in the day were either a Denny's or a Sizzler. Even our crappy
    town had two Denny's. Once was always referred to as "the Good Dennys."

    They've been at other restaurants at times, but COVID-19 has basically
    put a stop to that. One other area Sysop and I used to get together on
    Sunday mornings to graze.

    When I think back to it, I don't think either Denny's should have been considered "good."

    Or like the commercials they used to have with the two elderly women, deciding whether it was Lenny's or Denny's. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Kurt Weiske@618:300/1 to Bob Roberts on Tue Feb 9 06:30:00 2021
    Bob Roberts wrote to Daryl Stout <=-

    It's funny how these gatherings were ALWAYS at a Denny's regardless of where they were.

    NIRVANAnet used to have gettogethers around the local BBSes - Berkeley, San Francisco, San Jose, and Walnut Creek. There was a diner in Oakland that had phones where you could call from table to table, a very 60s vibe.

    I thought having that many phreaks in one place with phones at the table
    might have been dangerous, but I think we all carded from there instead of blowing up their LD bill. :)

    I lived next door to a pub that had Guinness on tap, wine, coffee and pipes/cigars, and had a neat little sitting room in the back with couches, chairs and a patio. That was our other go-to venue. They closed at 11, but
    we had an abundance of divey bars in the area to carry on further beverage science.


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  • From August Abolins@618:250/1.9 to Rob Mccart on Tue Feb 9 22:24:00 2021
    Hello Rob Mccart!

    ** On Friday 05.02.21 - 00:26, Rob Mccart wrote to MIKE POWELL:

    The show is Private Eyes and, coincidentally, I just
    watched the season finale of that tonight and I won't give
    away any spoilers but it doesn't look too good for sweet
    Cindy..

    Is that the episode where she stabs her hostage taker with a
    fork? Nevermind. That's S4 E3. I didn't realize I was watching
    a re-run on Sunday night.

    The finale is probably S3 E12, "Drop Dead Carny". In that
    case..

    Spoiler:

    V ernq ba gur jvxvcrqvn gung va gung rcvfbqr Pvaql trgf fubg.


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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to Kurt Weiske on Wed Feb 10 12:29:06 2021
    Kurt Weiske wrote to Bob Roberts <=-

    beverage science

    I'll have to remember that term.

    I miss sysop get-togethers. I went to a few of them in the Killeen/Copperas Cove (Texas) area when I was there around 1996-2000. Met a lot of people, had a lot of fun, ate a lot of mediocre food. We used to meet at The Kettle in Copperas Cove, or just "Cove" to locals, which was a regional Denny's knockoff and had decent food with good service. Recently, a few of those sysops found their way into my FB BBS group, BBSing 2.0, and were surprised that I was still running a BBS. I told them I've run a BBS for half of my life now and no reason for me to stop yet (though I have given it some thought lately due to my situation).

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to August Abolins on Wed Feb 10 12:30:08 2021
    August Abolins wrote to Rob Mccart <=-

    V ernq ba gur jvxvcrqvn gung va gung rcvfbqr Pvaql trgf fubg.

    I think that is the first time ROT-13 has been used in Micronet. <G>

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From Rob Mccart@618:250/1 to MIKE POWELL on Wed Feb 10 00:14:00 2021
    That attractive brunette is Cindy Sampson. She looks pretty good for 42 yea
    >> old, doncha think? B)

    Yup, especially to a 50 year old. :)

    You should see it as a 66 year old.. B)

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  • From Bob Roberts@618:300/36 to Kurt Weiske on Wed Feb 10 13:42:54 2021
    NIRVANAnet used to have gettogethers around the local BBSes - Berkeley, San Francisco, San Jose, and Walnut Creek. There was a diner in Oakland that had phones where you could call from table to table, a very 60s vibe.

    Sounds like a place designed for hooking up. Cute girls at the other table? Call them up. There was a similar place in San Diego, but the phones all lead to the kitchen, and it was how you placed your order.

    I lived next door to a pub that had Guinness on tap, wine, coffee and pipes/cigars, and had a neat little sitting room in the back with couches, chairs and a patio. That was our other go-to venue. They closed at 11, but we had an abundance of divey bars in the area to carry on further beverage science.

    This sounds heavenly. I'd love to have a place like that within walking distance. A good place to hangout, work, have a beer, whatever.

    Bob Roberts
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  • From Kevin Nunn@618:200/1 to Sean Dennis on Wed Feb 10 17:25:57 2021
    SEAN DENNIS wrote to KURT WEISKE <=-

    I miss sysop get-togethers. I went to a few of them in the Killeen/Copperas Cove (Texas) area when I was there around 1996-2000.

    I miss those things as well. We had a group down in South Texas called
    VCATS (Valley Computer and Telecommunication Society) and we met once a
    month at some food establishment somewhere. And we'd end up getting
    kicked out of the place way after closing time. It is probably the only
    crowd situation I have ever been in where I felt comfortable around a
    group of people.

    Kev


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  • From Rob Mccart@618:250/1 to AUGUST ABOLINS on Thu Feb 11 00:16:00 2021
    The show is Private Eyes and, coincidentally, I just
    watched the season finale of that tonight and I won't give
    away any spoilers but it doesn't look too good for sweet
    Cindy..

    Is that the episode where she stabs her hostage taker with a
    >fork? Nevermind. That's S4 E3. I didn't realize I was watching
    >a re-run on Sunday night.

    The finale is probably S3 E12, "Drop Dead Carny". In that
    >case..

    I didn't take note of the finale Title or number but it did take place at a carnival so that sounds likely..

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Kevin Nunn on Thu Feb 11 12:17:00 2021
    Kevin,

    I miss those things as well. We had a group down in South Texas called VCATS (Valley Computer and Telecommunication Society) and we met once a month at some food establishment somewhere. And we'd end up getting
    kicked out of the place way after closing time. It is probably the only crowd situation I have ever been in where I felt comfortable around a group of people.

    It was the same in Little Rock years ago. COVID-19 has really messed
    things up, though. I'd still like to go out somewhere and graze. But,
    I've had transportation issues since a wreck a month ago (that wasn't
    my fault). Then, we had an ice storm overnight (with thunder and lightning), and have two dynamic snow storms forecast here next week.

    Daryl

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  • From Kurt Weiske@618:300/1 to Sean Dennis on Fri Feb 12 06:53:00 2021
    Sean Dennis wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    BBS. I told them I've run a BBS for half of my life now and no reason
    for me to stop yet (though I have given it some thought lately due to
    my situation).

    realitycheckBBS is coming up on its 30th anniversary in June, and I'm 55.
    Yep, the math checks out.


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  • From Kurt Weiske@618:300/1 to Bob Roberts on Fri Feb 12 06:55:00 2021
    Bob Roberts wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    I lived next door to a pub that had Guinness on tap, wine, coffee and pipes/cigars, and had a neat little sitting room in the back with couches, chairs and a patio. That was our other go-to venue. They closed at 11, but we had an abundance of divey bars in the area to carry on further beverage science.

    This sounds heavenly. I'd love to have a place like that within
    walking distance. A good place to hangout, work, have a beer,
    whatever.

    It was pretty magic. This was before the smoking ban; most people didn't
    smoke inside but rather on the front and back porches. A phone booth built into what looked like a hallway closet had a bulletin board that was a
    magnet for odd flyers (including our BBS flyers). And, having a hand-pulled, room temperature Guinness tap was something unique.

    It gathered a faithful clientele, you'd see the same people every night.


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  • From Tiny@618:500/32 to Kurt Weiske on Sat Feb 13 12:23:14 2021
    Kurt Weiske wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    realitycheckBBS is coming up on its 30th anniversary in June, and I'm
    55. Yep, the math checks out.

    Other then the year I just ran a mailer and no BBS I'm well over half
    my life. Started my first BBS in 1985 as a pre teen and am now 48.
    Couple of times it was down for a bit when I couldn't afford the phone
    line, but soon as I could pay the bill it was back. ;)

    Shawn

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  • From Warpslide@618:500/23 to Tiny on Sat Feb 13 10:02:35 2021
    On 13 Feb 2021, Tiny said the following...

    Other then the year I just ran a mailer and no BBS I'm well over half
    my life. Started my first BBS in 1985 as a pre teen and am now 48.
    Couple of times it was down for a bit when I couldn't afford the phone
    line, but soon as I could pay the bill it was back. ;)

    I remember dialing into your board as a teenager when I was growing up in Bracebridge (after my parents got London Telecom, because long distance was expensive back then).


    Jay

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  • From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to Kurt Weiske on Sat Feb 13 05:59:00 2021
    Kurt,

    realitycheckBBS is coming up on its 30th anniversary in June, and I'm
    55. Yep, the math checks out.

    The Thunderbolt BBS turns 30 next year...but I started Sysoping on a
    Radio Shack Model 100 32K laptop 1 1/2 years before The Thunderbolt BBS
    came online. I was only 30 when I started Sysoping, and will be 62 when
    The Thunderbolt BBS turns 30. So, the math doesn't quite check out...but
    it's close enough. <G>

    However, I understand that close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and at the drive-in. <G>

    I called other BBS's for 5 years before the BBS on the Model 100 came
    online. I no longer have that computer, but still have the software in
    my files area.

    Daryl

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  • From Tiny@618:500/32 to Warpslide on Sun Feb 14 11:36:48 2021
    Warpslide wrote to Tiny <=-

    I remember dialing into your board as a teenager when I was growing up
    in Bracebridge (after my parents got London Telecom, because long
    distance was expensive back then).

    Blast from the past thinking about long distance. Some of the things
    we used to do. I had a second telephone line in Ajax so i could get
    local calling to Toronto. That was how I first got the internet to
    the BBS via UUCP and following that a dedicated 33.6 connection.

    Shawn

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