• your opinion of current world situation

    From niter3@21:1/199 to fusion on Wed May 15 13:10:49 2024
    made me think of meat loaf. now i'm gonna have to make that! talk about
    a dish infested with ketchup.

    I try to make a meat loaf once a month for the family. :) Oh and with some good old mash potatos.

    whaddaya think of banana bread with nuts in it? raisins? chocolate?
    YUCK! :)

    Yum. :>

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  • From niter3@21:1/199 to Warpslide on Wed May 15 13:11:18 2024
    Ketchup on macaroni & cheese with a load of black pepper is perfect. If you're using the boxed stuff (Kraft Mac & Cheese or "KD" in Canada) it's practically mandatory to eat with ketchup.

    Or.... Ready for this. Ground Beef and mac & cheese. :)

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to niter3 on Wed May 15 12:49:30 2024
    Re: your opinion of current world situation
    By: niter3 to Warpslide on Wed May 15 2024 01:11 pm

    Or.... Ready for this. Ground Beef and mac & cheese. :)

    I haven't tried that, but it sounds good. Sometimes I liked to mix in canned tuna with mac & cheese.

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to Warpslide on Wed May 15 12:50:34 2024
    Re: Re: your opinion of current world situation
    By: Warpslide to niter3 on Wed May 15 2024 07:05 am

    Ketchup on macaroni & cheese with a load of black pepper is perfect.

    I've never tried ketchup on macaroni & cheese, but to me it doesn't seem very appetizing. Pepper sounds good on it though.

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  • From n2qfd@21:1/154 to niter3 on Wed May 15 18:28:57 2024
    - Ketchup on pizza

    Candy Corn on Pizza

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  • From Accession@21:1/200 to Spectre on Wed May 15 20:25:14 2024
    On Wed, 15 May 2024 20:55:00 +1000, you wrote:

    While nano is acceptable, probably for purely hysterical reasons (sic) I'd far prefer to stick with Joe.

    $ sudo pacman -S joe
    $ password for user:
    error: target not found: joe

    That's somewhat hysterical, though. :)

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to Blue White on Thu May 16 14:45:32 2024
    On 15 May 2024 at 08:36a, Blue White pondered and said...

    +1. ~30 years ago, nano (or a predecessor) was the editor that my shell account used as the pine e-mail editor and, IIRC, also with the editor that I used to compose usenet replies.

    this takes me back to the same days using Pine for email and Tin for Usenet etc... I recall using ytalk (I think) to chat with someone in the USA at a St Louis university using the Internet... this was circa 1994/1995 I think.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to ogg on Wed May 15 06:45:00 2024
    ogg wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    Lived in northern Illinois (including Chicago) and I much prefer the Italian Beef sandwich over the Chicago Dog.

    What's that like? I'm imagining a sub with roast beef and oil/vinegar?



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Accession on Wed May 15 06:48:00 2024
    Accession wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    Anyone who uses joe drinks toilet water. Putting your .vimrc in git is
    the way...

    While you two argue about those, I'll sit back and use nano.

    In all seriousness, I love pico/nano. I started a blog on my tilde and
    have been using nano to compose text files and I'd forgotten how
    comfortable I'd gotten with them using PINE/ALPINE for email.



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Adept on Wed May 15 06:51:00 2024
    Adept wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    I think I like Detroit style the best, and Chicago-style is... weird,
    but I still prefer it over a variety of thin-crust versions.

    As blasphemous as that may be.


    Here in California, we do horrible things in the name of Pizza,
    including gluten/dairy free pizzas, but I can still appreciate a good
    slice.

    I went to New Jersey years ago and went to a boardwalk on the coast.
    Went to the pizzeria and got a slice of pepperoni pizza. The crust was
    to die for, and I've never been able to find a comparable crust on this
    coast. It was soft and crunchy at the same time, and thin enough to
    fold and eat properly.


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Nightfox on Wed May 15 07:09:00 2024
    Nightfox wrote to fusion <=-


    It seems the better technologies don't always win out. For PC
    operating systems, I thought OS/2 was better than Windows, but Windows ended up becoming the de facto standard.

    I had a caller who would rant endlessly about OS/2. He felt that since
    he'd never touched it or seen it that he was in an ideal position to
    take such a stance.


    - Area: nirvana.tech.flame ---------------------------------------------------
    Msg#: 95 Sent Date: 20 Jul 94 12:31:00
    From: SAM UZI Read: Yes Replied: No
    To: JOHN SMITH Mark:
    Subj: OS from heaven ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    John Smith said to the geek Sam Uzi <=-

    it is the ONLY true 32-bit multi-threaded pre-emptive multi-tasking OS around.

    ...except for every single OS around that was written for non-Intel
    CPUs.
    All the neat shit that people claim for the latest hottest Intel OSs
    -- the stuff in your quote there -- is stuff that has always been
    pretty much standard in the Motorola and Risc worlds.


    sure, whatever... but OS/2 is THE BEST Operating System in the world, and
    can run circles around anything else, and it looks nicer, and will cook
    your breakfast for you, and make your coffee, and has 3D-bordered
    icons, and is nifty, and looks cool, and is True-Blue, and can run DOS
    better than DOS, and will take out the garbage, and will get you chicks,
    and has got a 438 Hemi duo-blaster twin quad super injection turbo
    ramjet ultra thingy that makes it go real fast, and it can juggle, and
    it knows when you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake, and
    it will end world hunger, and it has fine Corinthian leather, and it
    never makes you say you're sorry, and it always uses a condom, and it
    likes the kinds of pizza and ice cream that you like, and it plays
    bitchin' guitar, and it manages files like there's no tomorrow, and its object-oriented multi-media neural-net shipping next quarter, and it is bullit-proof like 20 layers of #4 Kevlar body armor, and it is so multi-threaded that it weaves a heavy wool blanket while its idleing,
    and my momma told me when I was just a lad that it was the best, and it
    has a heavy manual, and it uses less characters in its name than other
    OS's, and its recomended by four out of five dentists, and it can kick Superman's ass, and it's meaner than the junkyard dog, and its the
    choice of the next generation, and it will let you so many things at the
    same time that your head will spin, and it can dance, and ... oh never
    mind... it sucks...



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Spectre on Wed May 15 07:17:00 2024
    Spectre wrote to Tiny <=-

    I heard... ketchup is actually collected from bleeding hot dogs. :P

    Top Dog is a seriously cool hot dog restaurant in Oakland and Berkeley,
    CA. They cook to order hot dogs, polish sausage, bratwurst and a couple
    of other sausages on a grill.

    In their condiment bar, they have 3 or 4 mustards with a little
    artisanal description ("A german variety made with xxy mustard seeds,
    coarsely stone ground, with hints of vinegar and white pepper...")

    For Ketchup, the description was

    "Smooshed-up tomatoes. It's really GOOD!"




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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu May 16 14:47:33 2024
    On 15 May 2024 at 07:09a, poindexter FORTRAN pondered and said...

    I had a caller who would rant endlessly about OS/2. He felt that since he'd never touched it or seen it that he was in an ideal position to
    take such a stance.

    I also recall a few passionate folks who were very into OS/2 in the 90s...

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  • From fusion@21:1/616 to poindexter FORTRAN on Wed May 15 23:41:20 2024
    On 15 May 2024, poindexter FORTRAN said the following...

    - Area: nirvana.tech.flame --------------------------------------------------- Msg#: 95 Sent Date: 20 Jul 94 12:31:00 From: SAM UZI

    this reads exactly like the humor from the os/2 irc channels back then. i wouldn't be surprised if that was directly copy/pasted to people who joined the channel asking about it

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  • From fusion@21:1/616 to Avon on Wed May 15 23:44:52 2024
    On 16 May 2024, Avon said the following...

    I also recall a few passionate folks who were very into OS/2 in the
    90s...

    you just reminded me, i actually mailed a copy of os/2 to a friend in NZ. iirc it was so beat up the CD jewel case was nearly shattered. CD was apparently okay though :)

    can't imagine what that cost at the time.. and it would have been me asking my parents to help me pay for it lol

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  • From ogg@21:2/147 to poindexter FORTRAN on Wed May 15 23:03:53 2024
    Lived in northern Illinois (including Chicago) and I much prefer the Italian Beef sandwich over the Chicago Dog.

    What's that like? I'm imagining a sub with roast beef and oil/vinegar?

    You're close. It's a sub like bun with sliced, spiced beef. They take the cooking juices (think aus jus) and pour it over the beef depending on how "soggy" you want it. They'll add cooked, long strips of sliced green peppers if you ask.

    ogg
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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to niter3 on Thu May 16 07:30:14 2024
    I try to make a meat loaf once a month for the family. :) Oh and with
    some good old mash potatos.

    Drop by FIDO COOKING and share the recipe sometime. ;)



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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to Nightfox on Thu May 16 07:33:03 2024
    Or.... Ready for this. Ground Beef and mac & cheese. :)

    I haven't tried that, but it sounds good. Sometimes I liked to mix in canned tuna with mac & cheese.

    Ground beef with mac and cheese used to be a popular dish here in my area
    of the states. Maybe I only think it was "popular" because it was a dish
    often served by the school lunch cafeteria during the late 1970s/early
    1980s. ;)

    I have also been known to mix tuna in with it.



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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to Avon on Thu May 16 07:37:25 2024
    this takes me back to the same days using Pine for email and Tin for
    Usenet etc... I recall using ytalk (I think) to chat with someone in
    the USA at a St Louis university using the Internet... this was circa 1994/1995 I think.

    Tin! That is the name of the news reader that I couldn't remember. I
    don't remember using ytalk, but I do remember using finger to figure out
    if someone was on, and then using talk (which could have been ytalk) to
    chat for a bit.



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  • From apam@21:1/182 to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu May 16 22:44:49 2024
    Re: Re: your opinion of current world situation
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Accession on Wed May 15 2024 06:48 am

    In all seriousness, I love pico/nano. I started a blog on my tilde and have been using nano to compose text files and I'd forgotten how comfortable I'd gotten with them using PINE/ALPINE for email.

    I understand why people like nano, but i've been using vi for so long that I automatically do ESC :wq and nano starts recording a macro or something...

    Yet here I am using a BBS editor just fine.. weird.

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  • From tenser@21:1/101 to Blue White on Fri May 17 02:56:39 2024
    On 16 May 2024 at 07:37a, Blue White pondered and said...

    Tin! That is the name of the news reader that I couldn't remember. I don't remember using ytalk, but I do remember using finger to figure out if someone was on, and then using talk (which could have been ytalk) to chat for a bit.

    `ytalk` was (is?) a client for the `ntalk` protocol, which
    let users "talk" over a bidirectional TCP connection; the
    `ntalk` protocol was just a way of shipping information
    about who wanted to talk to some remote machine; the conversation
    itself happened over a bog-standard TCP connection. The
    `ntalk` protocol differs from the `talk` protocol in being
    slightly less machine-dependent (ie, the byte order of the
    computer matters in the latter, while the former uses network
    byte ordering for everything. So with the latter, you couldn't
    talk between a VAX and a Sun, but with the former you could).
    Neither protocol ever grew support for IPv6.

    There were several different clients; one came with BSD (and
    most Unixes). `ytalk` was different; it also supported
    "multiway" chat between more than two parties.

    Almost none of this is used anymore. Kind of sad, in a way.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Avon on Thu May 16 06:29:00 2024
    Avon wrote to Blue White <=-

    this takes me back to the same days using Pine for email and Tin for Usenet etc... I recall using ytalk (I think) to chat with someone in
    the USA at a St Louis university using the Internet... this was circa 1994/1995 I think.

    I'll add to that - running Windows 3.11 and using tools that created a
    SLIP connection over a dial-up shell account, because a true PPP
    account was too expensive. I think I used slIRP, capitalized something
    like that.



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Avon on Thu May 16 06:30:00 2024
    Avon wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    I also recall a few passionate folks who were very into OS/2 in the
    90s...

    The caller in question, who was a great guy I got to know, could take an oppositional/minority stance in anything. We'd talk about cars, he'd
    talk about 3-stroke kerosene-powered V-7s as the wave of the future.



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to ogg on Thu May 16 06:36:00 2024
    ogg wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    You're close. It's a sub like bun with sliced, spiced beef. They take the cooking juices (think aus jus) and pour it over the beef depending
    on how "soggy" you want it. They'll add cooked, long strips of sliced green peppers if you ask.

    OK, now it's 0632 local time and I'm jonesing for a cheese steak.
    Surprisingly, there are decent cheese steak places in California where
    they don't put sprouts or avocado on, or have a gluten-free bun or
    impossible beef. The key is the place has to have the words "cheese
    steak" in the name. Get a cheesesteak anywhere else and it's horrid.

    The CheeseSteak Shop in Oakland, CA had a great cheesesteak sandwich,
    steak fries seasoned with paprika, cokenotpepsi and those packaged
    TastyKake "twinkies" - which apparently are a Philly thing.



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Blue White on Thu May 16 06:39:00 2024
    Blue White wrote to niter3 <=-

    I try to make a meat loaf once a month for the family. :) Oh and with
    some good old mash potatos.

    Drop by FIDO COOKING and share the recipe sometime. ;)

    My local market has a butcher shop, and they sell pre-made meatloaf for
    the same price as the ground round. I haven't made my own since
    discovering theirs!


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Blue White on Thu May 16 06:42:00 2024
    Blue White wrote to Nightfox <=-

    Ground beef with mac and cheese used to be a popular dish here in my
    area of the states. Maybe I only think it was "popular" because it was
    a dish often served by the school lunch cafeteria during the late 1970s/early 1980s. ;)

    I think, if you add cream of mushroom soup to that, you get hamburger helper/tuna helper.

    There's a great line in the TV show "Yellowstone", where Beth Dutton,
    who doesn't have a lot of domestic instincts, wants to have dinner
    waiting for her boyfriend, Rip.

    "I wanted to make dinner for you. I made hamburger helper, but I
    couldn't find hamburger, so I used tuna."

    Rip says "Why didn't you use the Tuna Helper?"

    (irony is they're on a cattle farm...)



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  • From niter3@21:1/199 to Blue White on Thu May 16 12:24:56 2024
    - Ketchup on pizza

    I have done this with leftover, not-otherwise-flavored crusts.

    Yep, that's it. :) Sometimes BBQ sauce too.

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  • From niter3@21:1/199 to Nightfox on Thu May 16 12:26:22 2024
    I haven't tried that, but it sounds good. Sometimes I liked to mix in canned tuna with mac & cheese.

    That's good too. Ground beef is much better. Give it a try.

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  • From niter3@21:1/199 to n2qfd on Thu May 16 12:26:42 2024
    - Ketchup on pizza

    Candy Corn on Pizza

    You win. :D

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  • From niter3@21:1/199 to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu May 16 12:29:04 2024
    choice of the next generation, and it will let you so many things at the same time that your head will spin, and it can dance, and ... oh never mind... it sucks...

    LOL! :)

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  • From niter3@21:1/199 to Blue White on Thu May 16 12:31:48 2024
    Drop by FIDO COOKING and share the recipe sometime. ;)

    I have a recipe I just pulled off line. I've used multiple recipes and found one the family likes.

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  • From ogg@21:2/147 to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu May 16 11:39:49 2024
    The CheeseSteak Shop in Oakland, CA had a great cheesesteak sandwich, steak fries seasoned with paprika, cokenotpepsi and those packaged TastyKake "twinkies" - which apparently are a Philly thing.

    It's 11:32 am local time here and I am now officially hungry! Unfortunately, I'm on a grain free diet and had to give up the bread. It's done wonders for my diabetes but I still get those cravings! I would just have to eat the cheesesteak meat, no cokenotpepsi (I like that!) and make sure the fries weren't coated. Life's a bit?h when you get old!

    Scott

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu May 16 09:55:08 2024
    Re: Re: your opinion of current world situation
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Nightfox on Wed May 15 2024 07:09 am

    sure, whatever... but OS/2 is THE BEST Operating System in the world, and can run circles around anything else, and it looks nicer, and will cook your breakfast for you, and make your coffee, and has 3D-bordered icons, and is nifty, and looks cool, and is True-Blue, and can run DOS better than DOS, and will take out the garbage, and will get you chicks, and has ...
    it can dance, and ... oh never mind... it sucks...

    :P Yeah, I've heard people argue about the Mac, and Amiga, being years ahead of IBM PC-compatibles, but OS/2 seemed to be the thing in its day for PCs.

    And as far as its looks and 3D-bordered icons and such, I think all the modern operating systems these days have a fairly flat look, and I don't like that.. The companies making the OSes in use these days seem to have all decided that a flat look is how things should be. Sometimes it's hard to tell if something is a button or just a rectangular region for display because they both look the same..

    Nightfox
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  • From Ed Vance@21:1/175 to Tiny on Thu May 16 12:42:40 2024
    Never have put Ketchup on Onion Rings, alway have ate them as served.
    Here, I put Mustard on Hot Dog(s), spouse uses ketchup on hers

    Ketchup goes well with French Fried Potatoes.
    Used to like Arby's Curly Fries but ate them without any toping(s), now I order the Crinkle Fries and of course place a dab of Ketchup on each portion as I eat it .

    WHAT! THIS ISN'T THE COOKING ECHO??????
    Ed
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to ogg on Thu May 16 10:17:06 2024
    Re: Re: your opinion of current w
    By: ogg to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu May 16 2024 11:39 am

    It's 11:32 am local time here and I am now officially hungry!
    Unfortunately, I'm on a grain free diet and had to give up the bread. It's


    I'm counting calories religiously - it's the first time I've tried that. I've had to manage my weight continually - lost 75 pounds on Weight Watchers back in 2000, then have tried plant only, Atkins, Keto, and WW again, with short-term success.

    This works pretty well, I don't limit what I eat, just limit portion sizes. I'm tracking in the FitBit software, which also tracks steps and facotrs exercize in to calorie counts.
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  • From Ed Vance@21:1/175 to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu May 16 12:52:46 2024
    I enjoy Thousand Island Salad Dressing on a Salad.
    Never thought to use it on anything else.
    I might have to try it on a Hamburger sandwich instead of getting the Mayonnaise Jar out of the refrigerator, I'll snub it and try TI to see if it pleases Me too.
    Thanks All, Ed
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  • From Ed Vance@21:1/175 to Tiny on Thu May 16 13:46:19 2024
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  • From ogg@21:2/147 to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu May 16 14:31:08 2024
    I'm counting calories religiously - it's the first time I've tried that. I've had to manage my weight continually - lost 75 pounds on Weight Watchers back in 2000, then have tried plant only, Atkins, Keto, and WW

    Know Weight Watchers! They helped me lose 25 pounds. 75 pounds is great! Did you get your pins?

    again, with short-term success.

    This works pretty well, I don't limit what I eat, just limit portion sizes. I'm tracking in the FitBit software, which also tracks steps and facotrs exercize in to calorie counts.

    Before covid, I was hiking/backpacking 40-50 miles per week in the Virginia mountains. We had to move due to wife losing her job. We ended up in
    eastern Texas where there aren't any mountains nor much in the way of hiking opportunities. I put on 20 pounds the first year so started running/walking
    on treadmills. Didn't help diabetes plus the boredom drove me crazy! Finally got hooked up with doctor who suggested the no grain diet. My testing
    numbers have since plummeted.:) Plus I've lost over half of the weight. It's really a mind game now.

    While in Virginia, I had a fitbit that I wore religiously. It got to the
    point that the battery died, wouldn't charge. I miss it.

    Scott

    ogg
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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to Ed Vance on Thu May 16 12:47:41 2024
    Re: your opinion of current w
    By: Ed Vance to Tiny on Thu May 16 2024 12:42 pm

    Never have put Ketchup on Onion Rings, alway have ate them as served.

    I think ketchup can be good on onion rings. I also like to eat them plain. There are some places that I've eaten at that offer other condiments that are pretty good on onion rings.

    Ketchup goes well with French Fried Potatoes. Used to like Arby's Curly Fries but ate them without any toping(s), now I order the Crinkle Fries and of course place a dab of Ketchup on each portion as I eat it .

    I think Arby's curly fries taste good enough to be eaten without ketchup, though sometimes I like ketchup on those too. If I order from Arby's and get fries, I pretty much always order their curly fries rather than the crinkle fries.

    Nightfox
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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu May 16 12:48:52 2024
    Re: Re: your opinion of current w
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to ogg on Thu May 16 2024 10:17 am

    I've had to manage my weight continually - lost 75 pounds on Weight Watchers back in 2000, then have tried plant only, Atkins, Keto, and WW again, with short-term success.

    I went to a Weight Watchers meeting years ago (2010) and I was the only guy there.. The rest were women. I felt a little out of place..

    Nightfox
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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to Ed Vance on Thu May 16 12:50:36 2024
    Re: Re: your opinion of current w
    By: Ed Vance to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu May 16 2024 12:52 pm

    I enjoy Thousand Island Salad Dressing on a Salad. Never thought to use it on anything else.

    When I was a kid, I sometimes liked Thousand Island dressing on salad. I haven't done that in years though. I tend to prefer Thousand Island on other things now - either as a condiment for fries or as a spread on a hamburger.

    Nightfox
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  • From niter3@21:1/199 to Nightfox on Thu May 16 16:22:47 2024
    I went to a Weight Watchers meeting years ago (2010) and I was the only guy there.. The rest were women. I felt a little out of place..

    I don't think going is necessary at all.

    There is more to this, but essentially for every 57 calories it's one point.

    Their new system is just confusing. I've stuck to this plan and I've been good over the years.

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to niter3 on Thu May 16 14:40:31 2024
    Re: your opinion of current w
    By: niter3 to Nightfox on Thu May 16 2024 04:22 pm

    I went to a Weight Watchers meeting years ago (2010) and I was the only
    guy there.. The rest were women. I felt a little out of place..

    I don't think going is necessary at all.

    There is more to this, but essentially for every 57 calories it's one point.

    Yeah, I figured I could probably do that on my own if I wanted to.

    Nightfox
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  • From Ed Vance@21:1/175 to fusion on Thu May 16 16:39:38 2024
    I like banana nut bread mix.
    Never thought to add raisins to the mix.
    I have doubts that chocolate would make it taste better.
    But everyone here has their own taste.
    Ed
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  • From Ed Vance@21:1/175 to n2qfd on Thu May 16 16:45:33 2024
    Candy corn on pizza?
    He he he he. He he

    Ed W9ODR

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  • From n2qfd@21:1/154 to Ed Vance on Thu May 16 18:12:41 2024
    He he he he. He he
    Ed W9ODR

    Are you laughing in CW Ed?

    Yeah, it was something from the interwebs and became a halloween night thing here. Usually do half a frozen pizza with them like a Red Baron.

    Have to have fun with it.

    73

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  • From Accession@21:1/200 to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu May 16 17:46:22 2024
    On Wed, 15 May 2024 11:48:00 -0700, you wrote:

    In all seriousness, I love pico/nano. I started a blog on my tilde and
    have been using nano to compose text files and I'd forgotten how
    comfortable I'd gotten with them using PINE/ALPINE for email.

    I do as well. It was by far the easiest for me to learn and the least convoluted. *shrug*

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Accession@21:1/200 to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu May 16 18:06:56 2024
    On Wed, 15 May 2024 12:17:00 -0700, you wrote:

    In their condiment bar, they have 3 or 4 mustards with a little
    artisanal description ("A german variety made with xxy mustard seeds, coarsely stone ground, with hints of vinegar and white pepper...")

    I never knew Germany took mustard so seriously until I watched an episode of 'The Amazing Race' some years ago and they did a mustard tasting of like 9 different varieties on one of the legs of the race.

    For Ketchup, the description was

    "Smooshed-up tomatoes. It's really GOOD!"

    That about sums it up!

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Accession@21:1/200 to Nightfox on Thu May 16 18:22:40 2024
    On Thu, 16 May 2024 17:48:52 -0700, you wrote:

    I went to a Weight Watchers meeting years ago (2010) and I was the only
    guy there.. The rest were women. I felt a little out of place..

    Should have turned on the charm and tried to see how many numbers you could get. ;)

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Accession@21:1/200 to Blue White on Thu May 16 18:39:58 2024
    Hello Blue,

    On Thu, May 16 2024 12:37:24 -0500, you wrote:

    Tin! That is the name of the news reader that I couldn't remember. I don't remember using ytalk, but I do remember using finger to figure out if someone was on, and then using talk (which could have been ytalk) to chat for a bit.

    Psst. Take a look at the tearline. :)

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to Accession on Thu May 16 16:50:30 2024
    Re: your opinion of current w
    By: Accession to Nightfox on Thu May 16 2024 06:22 pm

    I went to a Weight Watchers meeting years ago (2010) and I was the only
    guy there.. The rest were women. I felt a little out of place..

    Should have turned on the charm and tried to see how many numbers you could get. ;)

    I was already taken at the time. :)

    Nightfox
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  • From fusion@21:1/616 to Blue White on Thu May 16 20:09:51 2024
    On 16 May 2024, Blue White said the following...

    Ground beef with mac and cheese used to be a popular dish here in my area of the states. Maybe I only think it was "popular" because it was a dish often served by the school lunch cafeteria during the late 1970s/early 1980s. ;)

    I have also been known to mix tuna in with it.

    we always just did the hamburger (or tuna) helper from the little box. i had that again recently and it was actually pretty decent for what it is. another from that sort of meal in a box category, zatarain's jambalaya, is pretty decent too for something with no effort.

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  • From fusion@21:1/616 to Blue White on Thu May 16 20:17:26 2024
    On 16 May 2024, Blue White said the following...

    Tin! That is the name of the news reader that I couldn't remember. I don't remember using ytalk, but I do remember using finger to figure out if someone was on, and then using talk (which could have been ytalk) to chat for a bit.

    it's kind of weird, there was a whole sort of parallel bbs community on the "freenets" back then. with the added benefit of being able to actually use
    the shell account to do "work" if you were into that sort of thing.

    of course if you were in university you'd probably have access to their servers instead (and in fact some of the docs for pine on the internet still include help for accessing email at specific schools)

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  • From fusion@21:1/616 to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu May 16 20:30:48 2024
    On 16 May 2024, poindexter FORTRAN said the following...

    I'll add to that - running Windows 3.11 and using tools that created a
    SLIP connection over a dial-up shell account, because a true PPP
    account was too expensive. I think I used slIRP, capitalized something
    like that.

    my first actual internet access at home was via a local bbs that had a ppp door. worked pretty decent technically but was slow as could be.

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  • From Accession@21:1/200 to Nightfox on Thu May 16 19:30:36 2024
    On Thu, 16 May 2024 21:50:30 -0700, you wrote:

    Should have turned on the charm and tried to see how many numbers you
    could get.

    I was already taken at the time. :)

    Welp, any fun there just went right out the window. :)

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to Avon on Fri May 17 11:24:00 2024
    this takes me back to the same days using Pine for email and Tin for Usenet etc... I recall using ytalk (I think) to chat with someone in the USA at a St Louis university using the Internet... this was circa 1994/1995 I think.

    ytalk... we had the Apple User club BBS back then, weirdly running on a 486 with an early Slak install. We had a 4 way ytalk chat with the admin guys that really new what they were doing. While the GF of the time and myself, still had training wheels on, we just happened to be hosting the hardware.
    Probably a few years earlier though, 92/93 maybe.

    Back then there was no way to host a multiline dialup system on a Mac. AU/X didn't support PPP. Apple was dropping, and there was no software for MacOS
    of the age either.

    Spec


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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to Blue White on Fri May 17 14:35:21 2024
    On 16 May 2024 at 07:37a, Blue White pondered and said...

    Tin! That is the name of the news reader that I couldn't remember. I don't remember using ytalk, but I do remember using finger to figure out if someone was on, and then using talk (which could have been ytalk) to chat for a bit.

    I was talking to my wife last night about this and mentioned Finger also... it's hard not to giggle when you say that...sorry... but hey yeah good times..

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to tenser on Fri May 17 14:37:06 2024
    On 17 May 2024 at 02:56a, tenser pondered and said...

    There were several different clients; one came with BSD (and
    most Unixes). `ytalk` was different; it also supported
    "multiway" chat between more than two parties.

    Almost none of this is used anymore. Kind of sad, in a way.


    I'm glad my memory is good enough to recall it.

    Say (speaking of not in use now) do you follow the Serial Port YouTube channel and their efforts to resurrect old software. Archie just came back from the brink :)

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri May 17 14:37:50 2024
    On 16 May 2024 at 06:29a, poindexter FORTRAN pondered and said...

    I'll add to that - running Windows 3.11 and using tools that created a
    SLIP connection over a dial-up shell account, because a true PPP
    account was too expensive. I think I used slIRP, capitalized something
    like that.

    I have a couple of words that spring to mind.... Trumpet Winsock :)

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to Spectre on Fri May 17 14:46:58 2024
    On 17 May 2024 at 11:24a, Spectre pondered and said...

    ytalk... we had the Apple User club BBS back then, weirdly running on a 486 with an early Slak install. We had a 4 way ytalk chat with the admin guys that really new what they were doing. While the GF of the time and myself, still had training wheels on, we just happened to be hosting the hardware. Probably a few years earlier though, 92/93 maybe.
    Back then there was no way to host a multiline dialup system on a Mac. AU/X didn't support PPP. Apple was dropping, and there was no software for MacOS of the age either.

    Nice to know there were all sorts of usage/uses of ytalk going on at the time.

    I'm starting to wonder if we can (in some way) bring it back?

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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  • From kirkspragg@21:2/150 to Spectre on Thu May 16 23:09:16 2024
    Nano. For those who don't want have to learn an editor in order to be
    While nano is acceptable, probably for purely hysterical reasons (sic)
    I'd far prefer to stick with Joe.

    Either are better than Emacs or Vim. After writing my thesis in Latex using Emacs & dealing with vim for programming in Fortran 90 (I did switch to Emacs and it was slightly better) - I never want to to see either again (or my thesis for that matter).

    The magic spells one needs to incant in Emacs to do basic stuff like run a spell check just blew my mind.. Whereas Vim manages to go in the complete opposite direction - i.e. concise and yet obtuse to the point of being equally arcane & difficult to use.

    ... Full throttle, dry tank.

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  • From deon@21:2/116 to Avon on Fri May 17 17:19:08 2024
    Re: Re: Pine, TIN etc.
    By: Avon to tenser on Fri May 17 2024 02:37 pm

    Howdy,

    Say (speaking of not in use now) do you follow the Serial Port YouTube channel and their efforts to resurrect old software. Archie just came back from the brink :)

    I was curious about this as I dont think I ever heard of archie ... (Well I dont remember anyway...)


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  • From Ed Vance@21:1/175 to n2qfd on Fri May 17 08:16:29 2024
    Dit DAHHHHHH Dit!

    The above is an exaggerated Letter R meaning Roger or Yes for those here who don't regularly listen to the noise on the lower Amateur Radio Frequencies where CW aka Morse Code is heard.

    Re: Frozen Pizza - DeGerno(?sp?) is the brand preferred here, Risen Crust, of course.

    Note: Ain't been on the air since wife told me to remove those UGLY BLACK WIRES coming out of one doorway up to the attic staircase.

    Did I cause Your eyebrows to raise when You read my reply to the Jelly. Bean topping for Pizza post? I MEANT TO DO THAT.!

    Your using a Call Sign to identify Yourself caused Me to write that.

    B4 I got the Novice License the Hams who knew me in High School already were calling Me "Lid Ed".

    But I have tried to be a Good LID. Just ask my wife, She will tell You how 'trying' I am.
    73 (Best Regards) Ed . .
    P.S. I hate it when this Android phone wants to put a period where I don't want one and I have to take time to EDit out that extra symbol B4 this post can go on it's way.
    .... - - - - - - - -

    HMMMM
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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to tenser on Fri May 17 08:36:19 2024
    Almost none of this is used anymore. Kind of sad, in a way.

    Indeed. I think they may have been eclipsed by the various chat clients
    like AIM, etc. The people I used to talk to over talk migrated to those,
    so we stopped using talk.

    I think it might be sort of neat to have something like talk so that
    users on one bbs could chat with users on another, but I guess that is
    what the irc is for. :)



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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri May 17 08:40:06 2024
    My local market has a butcher shop, and they sell pre-made meatloaf
    for
    the same price as the ground round. I haven't made my own since
    discovering theirs!

    There used to be a small local market here that had a lunch counter. You
    could get a very decent meal for next to nothing. One of my favorites
    was their meat loaf with two sides. You got a piece of meatloaf the size
    of a brick. I was able to make two meals out of those lunches!

    Was real sorry to see them go, but I think retirement age + the pandemic
    did them in.



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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to niter3 on Fri May 17 08:44:03 2024
    - Ketchup on pizza

    I have done this with leftover, not-otherwise-flavored crusts.

    Yep, that's it. :) Sometimes BBQ sauce too.

    Or ranch dressing. :)

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    Just FYI, if this is your BBS, you are still flying the /999 node number.



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  • From fusion@21:1/616 to Blue White on Fri May 17 10:04:50 2024
    On 17 May 2024, Blue White said the following...

    I think it might be sort of neat to have something like talk so that
    users on one bbs could chat with users on another, but I guess that is what the irc is for. :)

    should check out wiki.synchro.net/module:sbbsimsg

    it uses some oldschool unix stuff to fetch active users and send messages

    for example, "telnet vert.synchro.net 11" (that is, port 11) will dump the currently active users, and a program made to use MSP could send messages to them..

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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to Accession on Fri May 17 09:03:27 2024
    Tin! That is the name of the news reader that I couldn't
    remember. I

    Psst. Take a look at the tearline. :)

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    Nice!

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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to Avon on Fri May 17 09:06:09 2024
    don't remember using ytalk, but I do remember using finger to
    figure out
    if someone was on, and then using talk (which could have been
    ytalk) to
    chat for a bit.

    I was talking to my wife last night about this and mentioned Finger
    also... it's hard not to giggle when you say that...sorry... but hey
    yeah good times..

    The person I used to talk to was female so we got a whole lot of giggles
    out of that, too. :D



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  • From fusion@21:1/616 to Blue White on Fri May 17 10:09:45 2024
    On 17 May 2024, Blue White said the following...

    * Origin: Clutch BBS * telnet://clutchbbs.com (21:1/199)

    Just FYI, if this is your BBS, you are still flying the /999 node number.

    says _199_

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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to fusion on Fri May 17 09:13:10 2024
    * Origin: Clutch BBS * telnet://clutchbbs.com (21:1/199)

    Just FYI, if this is your BBS, you are still flying the /999 node
    number.

    says _199_

    LOL, I saw that origin line multiple times and didn't catch that until
    you pointed it out! Guess it is time for an eye exam again. :D



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  • From Ed Vance@21:1/175 to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri May 17 09:18:36 2024

    In the 1960's I remember there were restaurants called "YOGI'S" in Alameda. Several varieties of toppings were already on their hamburgers and all of them were lined up in order for customers to select.

    Does that Chain still exist in Your area?

    Ed
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to ogg on Fri May 17 06:31:00 2024
    ogg wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    Know Weight Watchers! They helped me lose 25 pounds. 75 pounds is
    great! Did you get your pins?

    I have the 75 pound one somewhere around here...

    While in Virginia, I had a fitbit that I wore religiously. It got to
    the point that the battery died, wouldn't charge. I miss it.


    I have an old Fitbit, the Flex 2. It's one that only has LEDs, no
    display. It's inconspicuous, which I like - it doesn't demand your
    attention, it'll only vibrate occasionally - when you get a call, a
    text message, or to remind you to get up and move around.

    When it dies, I don't know what I'll do - probably pay way too much for
    a replacement instead of a full-blown smart watch or fitness band with
    a display.



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Nightfox on Fri May 17 06:32:00 2024
    Nightfox wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    I went to a Weight Watchers meeting years ago (2010) and I was the only guy there.. The rest were women. I felt a little out of place..

    If you like curvy women, you're in a dating paradise - ask one of your
    fellow members out for a salad or a walk on the beach... :)



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to niter3 on Fri May 17 07:00:00 2024
    niter3 wrote to Nightfox <=-


    There is more to this, but essentially for every 57 calories it's one point.

    Their new system is just confusing. I've stuck to this plan and I've
    been good over the years.

    I still have the old docs from the 2000s, back when it was
    fat/fiber/protein that determined points. It was a lot simpler than the
    3 or 4 plans they have now. The "eat as many zero point foods as you'd
    like until you feel full" didn't really work as well for me.

    Now, apparently, they're prescribing weight loss drugs as well.



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Accession on Fri May 17 07:08:00 2024
    Accession wrote to Nightfox <=-

    Should have turned on the charm and tried to see how many numbers you could get. ;)

    Telephone numbers, or weights?

    <I'm outta here!>



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to fusion on Fri May 17 07:11:00 2024
    fusion wrote to Blue White <=-

    of course if you were in university you'd probably have access to their servers instead (and in fact some of the docs for pine on the internet still include help for accessing email at specific schools)

    In the east bay (San Francisco) in the early 90s, you were cool if you
    had a "soda" email address. soda.berkeley.edu was an eecs
    building/school at UC Berkeley, and they apparently never deleted
    accounts, even after graduation. This was back before people could go
    out and get a free account somewhere.



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to kirkspragg on Fri May 17 07:14:00 2024
    kirkspragg wrote to Spectre <=-

    The magic spells one needs to incant in Emacs to do basic stuff like
    run a spell check just blew my mind.. Whereas Vim manages to go in the complete opposite direction - i.e. concise and yet obtuse to the point
    of being equally arcane & difficult to use.

    Designed for a low-resource computer without a mouse. Bill Joy said if
    he were writing an editor that others would use, it wouldn't have been
    vi - that was his personal editor.



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  • From ogg@21:2/147 to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri May 17 13:15:28 2024
    When it dies, I don't know what I'll do - probably pay way too much for
    a replacement instead of a full-blown smart watch or fitness band with
    a display.

    I decided to try my iPhone. I didn't trust the numbers for steps I was getting. I just started tracking mileage and time. That was more consistent than steps on the phone.

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  • From niter3@21:1/199 to fusion on Fri May 17 14:03:31 2024
    Just FYI, if this is your BBS, you are still flying the /999 node num

    says _199_

    Oh shit, did I miss something? Do I need to make a change on my end?

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  • From niter3@21:1/199 to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri May 17 14:13:27 2024
    I still have the old docs from the 2000s, back when it was fat/fiber/protein that determined points. It was a lot simpler than the
    3 or 4 plans they have now. The "eat as many zero point foods as you'd like until you feel full" didn't really work as well for me.

    Now, apparently, they're prescribing weight loss drugs as well.

    One thing that has always worked is counting calories and eating quality food. Essentially that's what I do with point counting.

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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri May 17 14:49:16 2024
    I went to a Weight Watchers meeting years ago (2010) and I was
    the only
    guy there.. The rest were women. I felt a little out of place..

    If you like curvy women, you're in a dating paradise - ask one of your fellow members out for a salad or a walk on the beach... :)

    Hmmmm, weight watchers, eh? :D



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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to niter3 on Fri May 17 14:54:14 2024
    Just FYI, if this is your BBS, you are still flying the /999
    node num

    says _199_

    Oh shit, did I miss something? Do I need to make a change on my end?
    No I read it wrong! :D



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  • From Accession@21:1/200 to Blue White on Fri May 17 17:21:58 2024
    On Fri, 17 May 2024 13:44:02 -0500, you wrote:

    * Origin: Clutch BBS * telnet://clutchbbs.com (21:1/199)

    Just FYI, if this is your BBS, you are still flying the /999 node number.

    Look at it again, my dude. Your eyes are deceiving you. :)

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Accession@21:1/200 to Blue White on Fri May 17 17:24:32 2024
    On Fri, 17 May 2024 14:03:26 -0500, you wrote:

    --- tin/2.6.3-20231224 ("Banff") (Linux/6.8.9-arch1-1 (x86_64))

    Nice!

    I keep a copy of that, as well as slrn installed in the console for testing purposes. :)

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Accession@21:1/200 to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri May 17 17:30:38 2024
    On Fri, 17 May 2024 12:08:00 -0700, you wrote:

    Should have turned on the charm and tried to see how many numbers you
    could get. ;)

    Telephone numbers, or weights?

    Are there any weights at a weight watchers meeting? I figured they just talked you into buying their diet food that tastes, or at least used to taste like rubber and cardboard (my mom tried that crap when I was a kid, so the food is probably a lot better decades later).

    <I'm outta here!>

    Don't let the door hit you on the way out! Good day, sir.

    I SAID GOOD DAY! :D

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From tenser@21:1/101 to fusion on Sat May 18 10:49:06 2024
    On 17 May 2024 at 10:04a, fusion pondered and said...


    On 17 May 2024, Blue White said the following...

    I think it might be sort of neat to have something like talk so that users on one bbs could chat with users on another, but I guess that i what the irc is for. :)

    should check out wiki.synchro.net/module:sbbsimsg

    it uses some oldschool unix stuff to fetch active users and send messages

    for example, "telnet vert.synchro.net 11" (that is, port 11) will dump
    the currently active users, and a program made to use MSP could send messages to them..

    Ah....The Internet Message Send Protocol.

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  • From tenser@21:1/101 to Avon on Sat May 18 10:50:11 2024
    On 17 May 2024 at 02:37p, Avon pondered and said...

    I'm glad my memory is good enough to recall it.

    Say (speaking of not in use now) do you follow the Serial Port YouTube channel and their efforts to resurrect old software. Archie just came
    back from the brink :)

    Yes! I heard about that; I'm surprised the source code
    was that hard to find, actually.

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  • From tenser@21:1/101 to Avon on Sat May 18 10:51:07 2024
    On 17 May 2024 at 02:46p, Avon pondered and said...

    I'm starting to wonder if we can (in some way) bring it back?

    It's still there! One can install it on most Unix-y systems,
    Linux distributions, etc.

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  • From Gamgee@21:2/138 to tenser on Fri May 17 18:26:00 2024
    tenser wrote to Avon <=-

    On 17 May 2024 at 02:46p, Avon pondered and said...

    I'm starting to wonder if we can (in some way) bring it back?

    It's still there! One can install it on most Unix-y systems,
    Linux distributions, etc.

    It's installed by default on my Slackware Linux systems. Haven't used it,
    and don't know how to, but it is present and functional.

    danc@palantir:~$ ytalk
    Usage: ytalk [options] user[@host][#tty]...
    Options: -i -- no auto-invite port
    -Y -- require caps on all y/n answers
    -E -- require <esc> before y/n answers
    -s -- start a shell
    -q -- prompt before quitting
    -v -- print program version
    -h host_or_ip -- select interface or virtual host danc@palantir:~$

    ;-)



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  • From kirkspragg@21:2/150 to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri May 17 16:06:27 2024
    Designed for a low-resource computer without a mouse. Bill Joy said if
    he were writing an editor that others would use, it wouldn't have been
    vi - that was his personal editor.

    And yet Vim is pretty much well everywhere Linux & U
    nix is! Though I don't like using it, it really is amazing how widespread it has become.

    ... "Here is a pouch of money, which I'm not going to give to you."

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to tenser on Sat May 18 14:00:27 2024
    On 18 May 2024 at 10:50a, tenser pondered and said...

    Yes! I heard about that; I'm surprised the source code
    was that hard to find, actually.

    I'm just glad they found a copy, and to be honest I hope if others want to spin up their own instance of an Archie server then they are able to obtain a copy to do that also.

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to tenser on Sat May 18 14:00:59 2024
    On 18 May 2024 at 10:51a, tenser pondered and said...

    On 17 May 2024 at 02:46p, Avon pondered and said...

    I'm starting to wonder if we can (in some way) bring it back?

    It's still there! One can install it on most Unix-y systems,
    Linux distributions, etc.

    Cool, OK then... [starts to hatch a plan]

    Kerr Avon [Blake's 7] 'I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid and I'm not going' avon[at]bbs.nz | bbs.nz | fsxnet.nz

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Accession on Fri May 17 22:53:19 2024
    Re: your opinion of current w
    By: Accession to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri May 17 2024 05:30 pm

    Should have turned on the charm and tried to see how many numbers you
    could get. ;)

    Telephone numbers, or weights?

    Are there any weights at a weight watchers meeting? I figured they just

    I meant the ladies' weights. Not free weights.

    swingandamissss....

    I'll let myself out.
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  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to Avon on Sat May 18 17:45:00 2024
    I'm starting to wonder if we can (in some way) bring it back?

    Shrug, I don't recall it requiring any kind of server, it was just point to point, only ever saw console implementations of it too... might not be very prctical.

    Spec


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  • From niter3@21:1/199 to Blue White on Sat May 18 05:30:21 2024
    Just FYI, if this is your BBS, you are still flying the /999
    node num

    says _199_

    Oh shit, did I miss something? Do I need to make a change on my end?
    No I read it wrong! :D

    Got'cha, I didn't think I was the few that needed to update.

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  • From Accession@21:1/200 to poindexter FORTRAN on Sat May 18 07:22:24 2024
    On Sat, 18 May 2024 03:53:18 -0700, you wrote:

    Telephone numbers, or weights?

    Are there any weights at a weight watchers meeting? I figured they just

    I meant the ladies' weights. Not free weights.

    swingandamissss....

    I'll let myself out.

    Eyyyyoooooo! :)

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From mary4@21:1/166 to kirkspragg on Sun May 19 00:26:41 2024
    Glad that things here in NZ are not quite so scary, but things can
    change fast unfortunately.

    dang!
    Genuinely interested to hear what your take on communism is? I'm pretty left leaning, believe that society and our governments have a duty to ensure that everyone has a fair deal, has their basic needs met when
    they are struggling and has the same opportunities to get on in life regardless of who or what they are. I would not go so far as to describe myself as communist though.

    I am a Marxist-Leninist... aka communist/bolshevik/(derogaatory by ultra leftists and liberals) tankie
    I am a super strong avocate for 20th century Socialism
    which is worker's state, centrally planned economy, means of production seized by workers, and no markets

    i am in a Party. the party of the US working class https://partyofcommunistsusa.net or
    https://partyofcommunistsusa.org
    this is the same site just different domains

    basically right to housing/job & vacation/education/health care/etc.
    food is something you gotta contribute for so nobody live off of other in explotative ways

    there will be accommodations for those who are disabled (like me) and there will be jobs that suit them and not to taxing

    under capitalism there is severe exploitation
    under socialism exploitation is non existant
    exploitation is where someone who dose not contribute to society live off the labor of others. aka the capitalist. they live off the labor because they own the factories etc. aka the means of production

    Interested in hearing you views about what it
    means for you.
    thats basically it

    --mary4 (Victoria Crenshaw) the 286 enthusiast

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  • From mary4@21:1/166 to kirkspragg on Sun May 19 00:29:22 2024
    Could you please shift political / religious discussions to an othern thanks.

    Apologies, i will be more mindful of this in future.


    sorry ill be mindful too

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  • From mary4@21:1/166 to apam on Sun May 19 00:33:46 2024
    It's not necessarily controversial, it's politics that's banned. It
    never ends well, results in rehashed arguments that neither side is
    going to be swayed by and either riles people up or is just tiresome.

    There are plenty of other outlets for peoples political ideologies and this net focus more on what brings people together rather than drives
    them apart.

    understood ill stop i just saw this message.

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  • From mary4@21:1/166 to fusion on Sun May 19 00:37:43 2024
    to be fair, here are a few things that are controvertial:

    amiga was better than the pc and should have won out. the c64 was junk
    but people could afford them.
    bruh xD
    joe is a better text editor than vi and should still come with linux
    whats that
    synchronet is better than mystic
    yeah..
    lord is a mediocre door game
    ketchup belongs on hot dogs

    etc.

    xD
    don't really need politics nor religion to argue about something.

    i for one don't care for the "chicago dog" .. chili cheese onion and jalapeno is where it's at ;)

    xD

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  • From mary4@21:1/166 to poindexter FORTRAN on Sun May 19 00:57:19 2024
    Anyone who uses joe drinks toilet water. Putting your .vimrc in git is
    the way...

    lol! XD

    --mary4 (Victoria Crenshaw) the 286 enthusiast

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  • From mary4@21:1/166 to Nightfox on Sun May 19 01:05:00 2024
    It seems the better technologies don't always win out. For PC operating systems, I thought OS/2 was better than Windows, but Windows ended up becoming the de facto standard.

    i really like OS/2! <3

    --mary4 (Victoria Crenshaw) the 286 enthusiast

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  • From Arelor@21:2/138 to Nightfox on Sat May 18 10:54:57 2024
    Re: Re: your opinion of current world situation
    By: Nightfox to Arelor on Mon May 13 2024 10:59 am

    Is discussing opinions on communism considered controversial?

    Do you want to try and see what happens? I am fine with a good old BBS bloodbath but the administration won't be.
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  • From Arelor@21:2/138 to Adept on Sat May 18 11:07:47 2024
    Re: Re: your opinion of current world situation
    By: Adept to Avon on Tue May 14 2024 10:15 pm

    But I want to know _people_, not political opinions. And I want to _like_ most everyone here.

    I don't think you get to know a person without knowing what his opinions are. --
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  • From Arelor@21:2/138 to Gamgee on Sat May 18 11:18:18 2024
    Re: Re: Pine, TIN etc.
    By: Gamgee to tenser on Fri May 17 2024 06:26 pm

    It's installed by default on my Slackware Linux systems. Haven't used it, and don't know how to, but it is present and functional.

    It is also included on OpenBSD. I can see it working for something like a shared Unix shell, but the system is very primitive by today's standards, specially when there are things like IRC to use instead.

    That said, t is great the system comes with such a chat mechanism out of the box.
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  • From Arelor@21:2/138 to mary4 on Sat May 18 11:20:45 2024
    Re: Re: your opinion of current world situation
    By: mary4 to kirkspragg on Sun May 19 2024 12:26 am

    I am a super strong avocate for 20th century Socialism

    Good for you, now move to a country which makes a flag of so called 20th century socialism and drop the subject since it is forbidden by policy.
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  • From Gamgee@21:2/138 to mary4 on Sat May 18 12:18:00 2024
    mary4 wrote to kirkspragg <=-

    I am a Marxist-Leninist... aka communist/bolshevik/(derogaatory
    by ultra leftists and liberals) tankie I am a super strong
    avocate for 20th century Socialism which is worker's state,
    centrally planned economy, means of production seized by workers,
    and no markets

    i am in a Party. the party of the US working class https://partyofcommunistsusa.net or
    https://partyofcommunistsusa.org
    this is the same site just different domains

    basically right to housing/job & vacation/education/health
    care/etc. food is something you gotta contribute for so nobody
    live off of other in explotative ways

    there will be accommodations for those who are disabled (like me)
    and there will be jobs that suit them and not to taxing

    under capitalism there is severe exploitation
    under socialism exploitation is non existant
    exploitation is where someone who dose not contribute to society
    live off the labor of others. aka the capitalist. they live off
    the labor because they own the factories etc. aka the means of
    production

    Translation: A textbook "entitlement-mentality" case.

    Perhaps you should move to a communist country like Russia, and perhaps
    you'll be happier there because you won't be "exploited" any more. LOL



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  • From Gamgee@21:2/138 to Arelor on Sat May 18 12:23:00 2024
    Arelor wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Re: Re: Pine, TIN etc.
    By: Gamgee to tenser on Fri May 17 2024 06:26 pm

    It's installed by default on my Slackware Linux systems. Haven't used it, and don't know how to, but it is present and functional.

    It is also included on OpenBSD. I can see it working for
    something like a shared Unix shell, but the system is very
    primitive by today's standards, specially when there are things
    like IRC to use instead.

    Yes, I looked into it a little more and it is indeed a product from 'yesteryear'. Very cool (and useful!) a while ago, I'm sure.

    That said, t is great the system comes with such a chat mechanism
    out of the box.

    Agreed!



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  • From mary4@21:1/166 to Blue White on Sun May 19 04:27:50 2024
    While you two argue about those, I'll sit back and use nano.

    +1. ~30 years ago, nano (or a predecessor) was the editor that my shell account used as the pine e-mail editor and, IIRC, also with the editor that I used to compose usenet replies.

    nano gang! :D

    --mary4 (Victoria Crenshaw) the 286 enthusiast

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  • From kirkspragg@21:2/150 to mary4 on Sat May 18 16:59:37 2024
    Interested in hearing you views about what it
    means for you.

    Best we take this discussion over to one of the other message boards where politics is an acceptable topic of conversation, Fidonet's politics unlimited should do the trick.


    Oh as sorry but I should not have posted that response here it was clearly not in keeping with fsxnets's housekeeping guidelines. You may want to read them, they are here: https://fsxnet.nz/start

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  • From Arelor@21:2/138 to Gamgee on Sat May 18 21:20:08 2024
    Re: Re: your opinion of current world situation
    By: Gamgee to mary4 on Sat May 18 2024 12:18 pm

    Perhaps you should move to a communist country like Russia, and perhaps you'll be happier there because you won't be "exploited" any more. LOL

    21th Century Socialism is a term I associate mainly with South American countries, because it is South American politicians who claim to strive for it. Think Nicolas Maduro.


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  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to mary4 on Sun May 19 17:42:00 2024
    Just lol :P


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  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to mary4 on Sun May 19 17:50:00 2024
    While you two argue about those, I'll sit back and use nano.

    +1. ~30 years ago, nano (or a predecessor) was the editor that my

    nano gang! :D

    I heard they were smaller than the purple gang and you still need extra protection.


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  • From tenser@21:1/101 to Gamgee on Mon May 20 01:14:51 2024
    On 17 May 2024 at 06:26p, Gamgee pondered and said...

    tenser wrote to Avon <=-

    On 17 May 2024 at 02:46p, Avon pondered and said...

    I'm starting to wonder if we can (in some way) bring it back?

    It's still there! One can install it on most Unix-y systems,
    Linux distributions, etc.

    It's installed by default on my Slackware Linux systems. Haven't used
    it, and don't know how to, but it is present and functional.

    So there are two components:

    * The talk server, which is actually just kind of a little,
    in-memory database of talk _requests_, and
    * The talk client, of which `ytalk` is one but so are `talk`
    and `ntalk`.

    The way the protocol works, in a nutshell, is that you send
    a talk "request" to a distant host by running the client.
    E.g.,

    ytalk tenser@fat-dragon.org

    This does a couple of things: 1, sends a message to the `talkd`
    server _on your local machine_ saying that you want to talk to
    the remote user. If there's no existing request _from_ the remote
    user, it creates a listening socket and posts it's address locally
    _and_ sends a request to the `talkd` on the remote machine saying
    you want to talk. The `talkd` on the remote machine then writes
    a message to the remote user (provided the user is logged in and
    has configured their terminal to answer talk requests). If they
    chose to answer you, they then run talk locally in a similar manner
    to how you did:

    ytalk you@your.host.com

    Their local talk client talks to their local talk server, which
    has a record of your chat request and the socket your request is
    listening on. Your talk client then makes a TCP connection to
    that socket; at which point, both clients send a message to their
    local talk servers that acknowledges that the connection has been
    established, and they're done. You then proceed to talk to the
    other user via the TCP connection; the UI is usually a split
    screen affair.

    So in order for it to work, you have to have both the client
    installed, _and_ the talk server installed and configured to
    accept requests from the larger Internet. Most folks don't have
    the latter part set up (for good reasons; the protocol is totally
    insecure, and doesn't play well with firewalls and NAT'ing, etc).

    The "standard" talk daemon from Berkeley was run from `inetd`.

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  • From Gamgee@21:2/138 to tenser on Sun May 19 09:28:00 2024
    tenser wrote to Gamgee <=-

    I'm starting to wonder if we can (in some way) bring it back?

    It's still there! One can install it on most Unix-y systems,
    Linux distributions, etc.

    It's installed by default on my Slackware Linux systems. Haven't used
    it, and don't know how to, but it is present and functional.

    So there are two components:

    * The talk server, which is actually just kind of a little,
    in-memory database of talk _requests_, and
    * The talk client, of which `ytalk` is one but so are `talk`
    and `ntalk`.

    The way the protocol works, in a nutshell, is that you send
    a talk "request" to a distant host by running the client.
    E.g.,

    <SNIPPED for brevity>

    Great info, thanks! Saved for future reference, and may try to set this
    up eventually. Appreciate the time you spent on explaining it!



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  • From tenser@21:1/101 to Gamgee on Mon May 20 04:07:45 2024
    On 19 May 2024 at 09:28a, Gamgee pondered and said...

    <SNIPPED for brevity>

    Great info, thanks! Saved for future reference, and may try to set this up eventually. Appreciate the time you spent on explaining it!

    Sure thing! Here's another handy reference:

    https://cs.columbia.edu/~hgs/internet/talk.html

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  • From Digital Man@21:1/183 to Nightfox on Fri May 24 19:07:06 2024
    Re: your opinion of current world situation
    By: Nightfox to fusion on Tue May 14 2024 09:50 am

    It seems the better technologies don't always win out. For PC operating systems, I thought OS/2 was better than Windows, but Windows ended up becoming the de facto standard.

    OS/2 might've been better than Win9x, but it was not better than Windows NT (IMHO). And of course, IBM messed up the marketing of OS/2.
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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to Digital Man on Fri May 24 19:12:32 2024
    Re: your opinion of current world situation
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Fri May 24 2024 07:07 pm

    OS/2 might've been better than Win9x, but it was not better than Windows NT (IMHO). And of course, IBM messed up the marketing of OS/2.

    I only used Windows NT a little bit, and perhaps not enough to know what advantage it had over OS/2. I thought OS/2 got pretty good up to its last version though.

    I agree IBM messed up the marketing of OS/2. And I think IBM could have pushed it more. I think that was one of the main reasons it failed.

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  • From Digital Man@21:1/183 to fusion on Fri May 24 20:55:59 2024
    Re: Re: Pine, TIN etc.
    By: fusion to Blue White on Fri May 17 2024 10:04 am

    for example, "telnet vert.synchro.net 11" (that is, port 11) will dump the currently active users, and a program made to use MSP could send messages to them..

    I suggest you use nc (or netcat) for that kind of thing instead of telnet though. :-)
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