• Re: 16 HR BATS

    From The Millionaire@VERT to Nightfox on Mon Oct 7 04:34:23 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Sun Oct 06 2019 07:35 pm

    A tablet might not be the best type of computer to run a BBS on..

    Nightfox

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    Why is that? It has Windows on it.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to The Millionaire on Mon Oct 7 10:06:19 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Mon Oct 07 2019 04:33 am

    Do you expect to be moving your BBS machine around a lot?

    Sometimes. Why you ask that?

    You mentioned possibly being the first mobile BBS ever. It sounded like that's what you were going for, though typically most sysops don't have a need to move their BBS machine around a lot. I've never had a need to move my BBS machine around very often anyway..

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to The Millionaire on Mon Oct 7 10:07:02 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Mon Oct 07 2019 04:34 am

    A tablet might not be the best type of computer to run a BBS on..

    Why is that? It has Windows on it.

    Because of what you said, having to leave it plugged into wall power all the time could damage the battery..

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to MRO on Mon Oct 7 10:16:42 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Mon Oct 07 2019 12:57 am

    i'm not so sure tablets are even in style anymore. we are on our phones and tablets are just another device that does the same thing. it's a bit bigger, yes....

    I know some people who use tablets.. Yes, tablets do a lot of the same things as phones. Some people just like a bigger screen.

    Nightfox

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Nightfox on Mon Oct 7 14:51:13 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Mon Oct 07 2019 04:34 am

    Because of what you said, having to leave it plugged into wall power all the time could damage the battery..

    Nightfox

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    Because at times, I would like to be mobile. Other times not.

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to The Millionaire on Mon Oct 7 15:17:42 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Mon Oct 07 2019 02:51 pm


    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Mon Oct 07 2019 04:34 am

    Because of what you said, having to leave it plugged into wall power all the time could damage the battery..

    Because at times, I would like to be mobile. Other times not.

    A BBS is a server. If the BBS/server is really expected to attract and retain users, then it'll need to be reliably connected to the Internet (e.g. no WiFi) and have long up-times. A tablet does not make a good server for several reasons. Haven't we already had this discussion?

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to The Millionaire on Mon Oct 7 16:30:09 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Mon Oct 07 2019 02:51 pm

    Because at times, I would like to be mobile. Other times not.

    If you mean just mobile around your house, that would probably be fine. But if you're running a BBS on a tablet that you take without you outside the house and various places, it may be hard for people to connect to the BBS because its public IP address would be changing a lot when you're carrying it with you to various places.

    I think it's best to have a BBS on a PC that you can leave at home running all the time, and you could use the tablet to remote desktop into your BBS machine and interact with it that way. If you don't want to have a PC at home running all the time, you could look into having your BBS be hosted in the cloud (and I'm pretty sure you could still remote desktop into it to work on it). Marisag here on Dove-Net does some remote BBS hosting, from what I've seen.

    Nightfox

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Nightfox on Mon Oct 7 16:50:10 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Mon Oct 07 2019 02:51 pm

    If you mean just mobile around your house, that would probably be fine. But if you're running a BBS on a tablet that you take without you outside the house and various places, it may be hard for people to connect to the BBS because its public IP address would be changing a lot when you're carrying it with you to various places.

    I think it's best to have a BBS on a PC that you can leave at home running all the time, and you could use the tablet to remote desktop into your BBS machine and interact with it that way. If you don't want to have a PC at home running all the time, you could look into having your BBS be hosted in the cloud (and I'm pretty sure you could still remote desktop into it to work on it). Marisag here on Dove-Net does some remote BBS hosting, from what I've seen.

    Nightfox

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    BBS in the cloud? How is that possible?

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  • From echicken@VERT/ECBBS to The Millionaire on Mon Oct 7 22:38:49 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Mon Oct 07 2019 16:50:10

    BBS in the cloud? How is that possible?

    By running it on a remote server. The remote server might be part of (some person's definition of) "the cloud". You don't have to run a BBS out of your home, although many/most people do.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Mon Oct 7 21:51:42 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: Nightfox to The Millionaire on Mon Oct 07 2019 10:06 am


    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Mon Oct 07 2019 04:33 am

    Do you expect to be moving your BBS machine around a lot?

    Sometimes. Why you ask that?

    You mentioned possibly being the first mobile BBS ever. It sounded like tha what you were going for, though typically most sysops don't have a need to m their BBS machine around a lot. I've never had a need to move my BBS machin


    he wont ever be the first mobile bbs ever. mr proper ran his bbs on his
    phone until my super bbs botnet took him down!
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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to MRO on Mon Oct 7 20:25:10 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: Nightfox to The Millionaire on Mon Oct 07 2019 10:06 am

    he wont ever be the first mobile bbs ever. mr proper ran his bbs on his phone until my super bbs botnet took him down!
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    Then I'll be the first mobile tablet BBS then.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to The Millionaire on Mon Oct 7 21:20:49 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Mon Oct 07 2019 04:50 pm

    BBS in the cloud? How is that possible?

    What do you mean? It would just be running on a server located somewhere else outside your home..

    Nightfox

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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to MRO on Tue Oct 8 03:33:00 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: Nightfox to The Millionaire on Mon Oct 07 2019 10:06 am

    he wont ever be the first mobile bbs ever. mr proper ran his bbs on his phone until my super bbs botnet took him down!
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    You take a Sysop's BBS down? *scared*

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  • From Dr. What@VERT/DMINE to The Millionaire on Tue Oct 8 07:14:00 2019
    The Millionaire wrote to Dr. What <=-

    Well my IPad 9.7" is only 10 HRS MAX and the Microsoft Surface Pro is
    also the same.

    Well, that's why you don't get 16 hours of life. Apple and Microsoft have a history of trash products.

    My deca-core (yes, that's 10 cores - 2 high power and 8 low power) Chuwi Hi9Pro running Android 8 easily gets 16 hours before it gets charged. It could probably run for 24 hours if I could stay awake 8)

    Did I mention that it only costs $140?


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to The Millionaire on Tue Oct 8 21:04:22 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Tue Oct 08 2019 03:33 am

    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: Nightfox to The Millionaire on Mon Oct 07 2019 10:06 am

    he wont ever be the first mobile bbs ever. mr proper ran his bbs on his phone until my super bbs botnet took him down!
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    You take a Sysop's BBS down? *scared*


    no my super bbs botnet did.
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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to MRO on Wed Oct 9 05:27:55 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Tue Oct 08 2019 03:33 am

    no my super bbs botnet did.
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    So what happened to Mr. Proper now? Is he gone for good?

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to The Millionaire on Mon Oct 7 20:36:00 2019
    On 10-06-19 19:37, The Millionaire wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    @VIA: VERT
    You'd just have to run it off the mains. BBSs aren't intended to be mobile.

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    I thought I'd be the first mobile bbs ever.

    I could always run one on my Android phone using Magic DOSBox, but didn't see the point. And I have a Linux netbook that is running Magicka BBS. :)


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to The Millionaire on Thu Oct 10 22:10:30 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Wed Oct 09 2019 05:27 am

    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Tue Oct 08 2019 03:33 am

    no my super bbs botnet did.
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    So what happened to Mr. Proper now? Is he gone for good?


    He's got serious drug problems and the whole time he's ran synchronet he would pop in and pop out of activity. I'm not even sure if he's alive.

    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to all on Thu Oct 10 22:24:12 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: MRO to The Millionaire on Thu Oct 10 2019 10:10 pm

    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Wed Oct 09 2019 05:27 am

    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to MRO on Tue Oct 08 2019 03:33 am

    no my super bbs botnet did.
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    So what happened to Mr. Proper now? Is he gone for good?


    He's got serious drug problems and the whole time he's ran synchronet he wou pop in and pop out of activity. I'm not even sure if he's alive.


    i looked at one of his last posts and he was staying people were attacking him and pretending to be him and 'hacking' him and messing up things that only he had access to and that he configured.

    he said i was doing name spoofing [of who] and other weird stuff. honestly i dont have time in my life to do this. another time he said i had a botnet and that's why i joke about it with another guy here.

    he just was super paranoid and i think in the end he just didnt configure
    his bbslink correctly.

    now after reading my posts i see mr proper was on dialup at this time. i doubt he was being attacked by anybody, and i doubt that his systems were even up for any length of time except when he was specifically using them.

    http://bbs.fireballex.com/?page=001-forum.ssjs&sub=dove-general&thread=4579

    oh, i looked him up via his ham tag and he's still alive and posting on fb.
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  • From Denn@VERT/OUTWEST to MRO on Thu Oct 10 23:34:35 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: MRO to The Millionaire on Thu Oct 10 2019 10:10 pm

    So what happened to Mr. Proper now? Is he gone for good?


    He's got serious drug problems and the whole time he's ran synchronet he would pop in and pop out of activity. I'm not even sure if he's alive.

    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    he has a generic name [tim smith] so it's hard to look him up.
    0u7

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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to Nightfox on Fri Oct 11 15:48:02 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: Nightfox to The Millionaire on Mon Oct 07 2019 10:06 am

    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: The Millionaire to Nightfox on Mon Oct 07 2019 04:33 am

    Do you expect to be moving your BBS machine around a lot?

    Sometimes. Why you ask that?

    You mentioned possibly being the first mobile BBS ever. It sounded like tha
    anyway..

    Nightfox


    I remember a few bbs's in the 90's that ran on laptops and would post what phone # they would be at on other networked message forums. I don't recall the reason for why they were mobile. Maybe they were brought to/from work?

    Maybe they were trying thwart phone tracing?

    Dunno. I just remember a few. It seemed like a neat idea back then.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Zombie Mambo on Fri Oct 11 16:16:17 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: Zombie Mambo to Nightfox on Fri Oct 11 2019 03:48 pm

    I remember a few bbs's in the 90's that ran on laptops and would post what phone # they would be at on other networked message forums. I don't recall the reason for why they were mobile. Maybe they were brought to/from work?

    Maybe they were trying thwart phone tracing?

    Dunno. I just remember a few. It seemed like a neat idea back then.

    Maybe that would be useful if they were running a warez BBS or had some other reason they didn't want the phone to be traced. Otherwise, perhaps they just had a leftover laptop and decided to set up a BBS on it.

    Nightfox

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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Nightfox on Sat Oct 12 01:57:00 2019
    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: Nightfox to Zombie Mambo on Fri Oct 11 2019 04:16 pm

    Re: Re: 16 HR BATS
    By: Zombie Mambo to Nightfox on Fri Oct 11 2019 03:48 pm

    I remember a few bbs's in the 90's that ran on laptops and would post w phone # they would be at on other networked message forums. I don't rec the reason for why they were mobile. Maybe they were brought to/from wo

    Maybe they were trying thwart phone tracing?

    Dunno. I just remember a few. It seemed like a neat idea back then.

    Maybe that would be useful if they were running a warez BBS or had some othe

    Nightfox


    I get the impression a pirate warez site run in that manner would be the sort of site pedophiles and child pronographers would use to share pictures.

    Regarding the thwarting of phone tracing, I had a friend in the late 1990's
    who worked for a regional cell provider. One evening he received a call a channel on one of their switches "stuck open," or has been active for an abnormal amount of time. Back then, calls rarely lasted longer than a
    certain time threshold, so a tech had to be called in to visit that tower station and determine the problem. He tapped in to listen to see if the
    call wasn't a system glitch, and what he heard on the line was what sounded like arabic language. This got the government involved (didn't say which agency) however they traced the number to a cell phone in a motel room. There was a table in the room that consisted of several cell phones hard wired to power, and every two phones would be connected to work as a relay. Someone
    in one part of the world would call in to one phone, then the other would be dialed into the desired destination, then the phones would be couple so that the destination would be untracable. The guys running the operation weren't that valuable as intelligence assets, either. They were hired through a
    third party, and knew better to not ask ay questions or attempt to guess who was on the line.

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