• Great October Day

    From Denis Mosko@2:5064/54.1315 to All on Sun Nov 3 00:01:02 2019
    /ni, All!

    The 7th of November is a great holidy in the Soviet Union.

    Denis
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  • From Anton Shepelev@2:221/360 to Denis Mosko on Sun Nov 3 15:40:30 2019
    Denis Mosko:

    The 7th of November is a great holidy in the Soviet
    Union.

    What? A blast from the past?

    It *was* a great holiday in the Soviet Union until the
    country "collapsed", and not entirely through its own fault.
    But look at the last Soviet leaders: they all entered office
    old men and left by death of old age.

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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Denis Mosko on Mon Nov 4 20:12:08 2019
    Hi, Denis! Recently you wrote in a message to All:

    The 7th of November is a great holidy in the Soviet Union.


    Commemorating the Bolshevik Revolution, also known in the West as the Russian Revolution &/or the October Revolution? :-)




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  • From Alexander Koryagin@2:221/360 to Ardith Hinton on Wed Nov 6 07:22:48 2019
    Hi, Ardith Hinton!
    I read your message from 04.11.2019 21:12


    The 7th of November is a great holidy in the Soviet Union.

    Commemorating the Bolshevik Revolution, also known in the West as
    the Russian Revolution &/or the October Revolution?

    He is a beginning programmer. For a while his program can only send crazy messages. ;-)

    Bye, Ardith!
    Alexander Koryagin
    english_tutor 2019

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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Denis Mosko on Wed Nov 6 23:46:31 2019
    Hi, Denis! Recently you wrote in netmail to Ardith Hinton:

    The 7th of November is a great holidy in the Soviet Union.

    Commemorating the Bolshevik Revolution, also known in the
    West as the Russian Revolution &/or the October Revolution?

    Yes.


    Ah... thankyou. I suspected as much, from what I remembered of a history course I took years ago, but politics is not my forte.

    I also wanted to get you to write a bit more in English, and help other readers who might not have a clue what you & Anton were on about. ;-)



    CANADA celebrating?


    No. Canadians don't celebrate Guy Fawkes' Day either, although I think they may have at one time. Briefly... this person was implicated in a scheme to blow up the British Parliament buildings but got caught before any damage was done. AFAIK the occasion is still celebrated in the UK.

    Because of our ex-Brit roots Dallas & I understood the meaning of yesterday's date when it popped up on one electronic device or another. But while North Americans follow many of the same rituals, they tend to do it on Hallowe'en (Oct. 31st) rather than Nov. 5th.... :-)




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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Alexander Koryagin on Thu Nov 7 23:17:00 2019
    Hi, Alexander! Recently you wrote in a message to Ardith Hinton:

    The 7th of November is a great holidy in the Soviet Union.

    Commemorating the Bolshevik Revolution, also known in the
    West as the Russian Revolution &/or the October Revolution?

    He is a beginning programmer. For a while his program can
    only send crazy messages. ;-)


    Ah... that may explain why messages from Denis which don't strike me
    as particularly confidential end up in my netmail area.

    The example I've just replied to seemed to indicate that the message
    Denis was replying to had been forwarded from E_T, presumably by Denis himself.
    My software allows me to specify move, copy or forward & indicates upon arrival
    who told it to do that. On the downside my software can't decipher the Russian
    alphabet. We all do the best we can with what we have, and although I am not a
    techie I count myself fortunate that my computer guru is in the same room.

    I've tried many times to explain to Denis & others that I can't send
    netmail to points in Z2, but folks from Z2 don't appear to understand why. :-Q




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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Denis Mosko on Fri Nov 22 23:30:17 2019
    Hi, Denis! Recently you wrote in netmail to Ardith Hinton:

    HI, Wit's End!

    Ah... that may explain why messages from You which don't strike
    me as particularly confidential end up in my netmail area.

    The example I've just replied to seemed to indicate that the
    message You was replying to had been forwarded from E_T, presumably
    by You himself. My software allows me to specify move, copy or
    forward & indicates upon arrival who told it to do that. On the
    downside my software can't decipher the France alphabet. We all do
    the best we can with what we have, and although I am not a techie I
    count myself fortunate that my computer guru is in the same room.

    I've tried many times to explain to You & others that I can sent
    netmail only to points in Z1, but folks from Z1 don't appear to
    understand why :Q


    Denis


    This reply doesn't indicate it was forwarded... but it looks as if you cut & pasted a message to Alexander, then did a bit of rewording. You may have guessed, quite correctly, that a pair of old schoolteachers wouldn't take long to figure out what you'd done! I gather messages from E_T are showing up in your netmail. Years ago, when you were communicating via 2:5030/2404 *and* using a different message editor, you replied to me & to various others in the echo with our own words identified quite clearly & appropriately. I'd like to be able to help you do it again. Since there's more than one variable in this case, however, I can't be sure from the other side of the Arctic Ocean what is going on. Maybe your "boss node", Vitaliy Geydeko at 2:5064/54, could help.


    When the name of Vitaliy's system appeared in the nodelist, BTW, I understood why you were curious about Wits' End. The word "wit" is defined as intelligence & quick understanding, especially when used in the plural, but is probably most often associated with remarks which other people find amusing or entertaining. A person at his/her "wits' end", AKA "wit's end", is in a state of confusion because they've reached the limits of their brain power.... :-))




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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Denis Mosko on Tue Dec 10 23:52:11 2019
    Hi, Denis! Recently you wrote in netmail to Ardith Hinton:

    Years ago, when you were communicating via 2:5030/2404
    *and* using a different message editor, you replied to
    me & to various others in the echo with our own words
    identified quite clearly & appropriately.


    Yes, that's the ticket! It's been a long time since I tried GoldED ... but I was quite sure any version would let you quote in such a manner. :-)

    I'm also quite sure, from noticing what tends to happen WRT various
    French & German accent marks which are still used occasionally in English, that
    although many people who want to be able to type in Russian prefer CP866 2 they
    often switch to Latin-1 2 or IBMPC 2 when they want to communicate with readers
    from Over Here. I make references to French because a lot of educated Russians
    understand the language. But I spell out words such as cafВ (c- a- f- e acute)
    when I'm writing in English because other folks from Russia have indicated they
    have difficulty reading them. IOW, there are ways around such things & they're
    the least of my worries in your case.

    AFAIC the remaining issue is why you can't answer messages from the
    E_T echo or the COOKING echo in the same place. If there is a misconfiguration
    somewhere between here & there, I'm not qualified to fix things like that. ;-)




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