• Bloom County And Opus

    From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to BARRY MARTIN on Mon Sep 30 12:57:00 2019
    Hi Daryl!

    Hi, Barry...

    TTTTTHHHHHPPPPPBBBBBTTTTT!! I miss Bloom County, Bill The Cat,
    and Opus The Penguin.

    Yes, I do too. Years ago someone got me a small Opus and he sits on the BM>Computer Desk overseeing things.

    Years ago, Opus went into a Burger King. The sketch of the cashier
    looked a lot like yours truly. <G>

    Opus wanted a Herring Whopper With Cheese, but he noted "hold the
    head". :P

    * OLX 1.53 * Useless invention: Electric banana straightener.

    I wonder if bananas bend towards the Sun?

    Never mind magnetic north. <G>

    Daryl


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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to MIKE POWELL on Mon Sep 30 12:57:00 2019
    Mike,

    Berkeley Breathed (sp?) has started producing the comic again, and has been MP>for a least a year now. It is published to facebook (at least) and MP>possibly other places.

    Cool. I greatly trimmed down my usage on Facebook (including
    unfriending everyone, because of too much junk in the notifications),
    but I may have to check that out.

    Those who had previously gotten on my friends list can still contact
    me via Messenger, but I don't spend as much time on it as I used to.

    I'm also reducing my BBS time to QWK Mail, and ending doorgame
    play...the exceptions being where a "Sysop Account" is required for
    maintenance to work.

    Daryl


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  • From Mike Powell@454:1/105 to DARYL STOUT on Tue Oct 1 18:16:00 2019
    Cool. I greatly trimmed down my usage on Facebook (including
    unfriending everyone, because of too much junk in the notifications),
    but I may have to check that out.

    I am also trying not to use FB as much, which is why I often miss the daily Bloom County strip. :)

    I'm also reducing my BBS time to QWK Mail, and ending doorgame
    play...the exceptions being where a "Sysop Account" is required for maintenance to work.

    I would like to play some of my doors (or those on other BBSes) but I
    rarely have time to. :(

    Mike

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to NANCY BACKUS on Mon Apr 20 05:39:00 2020
    Nancy,

    Hey, there.... welcome back...!! :) So this set of messages has been NB>sitting waiting to go out for a while, I see... ;)

    Thank you, ma'am. I've missed it. But, while I'm still dodging
    thunderstorms. at least the utility deal is fixed.

    So we do what we are comfortable with, and learn a bit here and there, NB>hopefully... ;)

    Yep.

    Some of the genealogy journals/newsletters have limited ads, some none
    at all... but the publication is a service to the membership...

    True, but so many think they can get something for nothing. They never
    heard of Robert Heinlein and TANSTAFFL.

    Hopefully they'll just get their issues without a problem, then...

    One ISP has apparently shut down, as the 3 emails on that one, bounced
    their copy back. And some on another ISP are noting they never got
    theirs. So, I referred them to where they can download the back issues.

    I suspect that the e-Edition for the one organization I belong to may NB>have more photos as well... I know it has the clickable links....

    You don't have to pay to print the e-Edition...unless you do it
    yourself at home. This last one had nearly 70 pages, with a large amount
    of pictures.

    That's what my pocket calendar is for... ;) That goes with me wherever NB>I go... my auxillary brain.... :)

    I'm normally not up this early. Shoulder pain (arthritis) and a nature
    call (figures) woke me. So, I'm doing QWK Mail while waiting for the
    Ibuprfen to kick in...and I may not finish the mail in time, before I go
    back to bed. At least the computers are in the bedroom.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Tue Apr 21 07:23:00 2020

    DARYL STOUT wrote to NANCY BACKUS <=-

    Hopefully they'll just get their issues without a problem, then...
    One ISP has apparently shut down, as the 3 emails on that one,
    bounced their copy back. And some on another ISP are noting they
    never got theirs. So, I referred them to where they can download
    the back issues.

    Sort of obvious but check if really shut down. Also check for a minor
    error like a comma instead of a period -- easy enough to overlook! Also
    check for no leading spaces in the address.


    Barry_Martin_3@
    @Q.COM



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to BARRY MARTIN on Thu Apr 23 11:05:00 2020
    Barry,

    Sort of obvious but check if really shut down. Also check for a minor BM>error like a comma instead of a period -- easy enough to overlook! Also BM>check for no leading spaces in the address.

    I wasn't getting errors on those addresses before mid-April.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Fri Apr 24 12:30:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Sort of obvious but check if really shut down. Also check for a minor
    error like a comma instead of a period -- easy enough to overlook! Also
    check for no leading spaces in the address.
    I wasn't getting errors on those addresses before mid-April.

    The Comma Monster strikes again! <g> OK, wasn't sure if you had to
    re-enter or was able to use the original listings. Appears the sites
    have altered something.

    Probably not applicable but I'm having a problem here with copying the cameras' video to the backup. ...Seems the SD card became partially corrupted. New SD card and SSH wanted a new verification key. Two
    different issues, but thinking odd so many of your sites moved; maybe
    the connection problem is the site is the same placce, just now wants an updated verification key or something along that line.



    Barry_Martin_3@
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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Wed Apr 29 18:46:42 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to NANCY BACKUS on 20-Apr-2020 05:39 <=-

    Hey, there.... welcome back...!! :) So this set of messages has been
    sitting waiting to go out for a while, I see... ;)
    Thank you, ma'am. I've missed it. But, while I'm still dodging thunderstorms. at least the utility deal is fixed.

    And now, it seems, it may be a while before you even get this reply...
    but I'll still answer.... :)

    Some of the genealogy journals/newsletters have limited ads, some none
    at all... but the publication is a service to the membership...

    True, but so many think they can get something for nothing. They
    never heard of Robert Heinlein and TANSTAFFL.

    Not exactly a free lunch when it is part of a membership... ;)

    Hopefully they'll just get their issues without a problem, then...

    One ISP has apparently shut down, as the 3 emails on that one,
    bounced their copy back. And some on another ISP are noting they never
    got theirs. So, I referred them to where they can download the back issues.

    Technology is great.... until it stops working.... ;/

    I suspect that the e-Edition for the one organization I belong to may
    have more photos as well... I know it has the clickable links....

    You don't have to pay to print the e-Edition...unless you do it
    yourself at home. This last one had nearly 70 pages, with a large
    amount of pictures.

    That would be too big for my computer.... :( It's why I pay extra for a
    mailed hardcopy of one society's newsletter, and that's only about a
    dozen pages or so...

    I'm normally not up this early. Shoulder pain (arthritis) and a
    nature call (figures) woke me. So, I'm doing QWK Mail while waiting for the Ibuprfen to kick in...and I may not finish the mail in time, before
    I go back to bed. At least the computers are in the bedroom.

    I noted that you got the one message done, anyway... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Nancy Backus on Sun May 31 19:25:00 2020
    Nancy,

    And now, it seems, it may be a while before you even get this reply...
    but I'll still answer.... :)

    And, I'm doing likewise. The power supply and hardware crapped out in
    late April. Thank goodness I had a backup, and was able to save all the
    data. Between nonstop thunderstorms, and discovering the upgraded CPU
    would not run 32-bit software, I had to put the BBS on my late Mom's
    computer. At least they're going to refund my money, and that'll pay my
    20% for the hernia surgery.

    Technology is great.... until it stops working.... ;/

    That's for sure. Young people nowadays wouldn't have a clue.

    That would be too big for my computer.... :( It's why I pay extra for
    a mailed hardcopy of one society's newsletter, and that's only about a dozen pages or so...

    Well, at least I don't save all my work for one day on both. <G>

    I noted that you got the one message done, anyway... ;)

    I had 45 personal messages in this packet...and probably well over 1300 otherwise. Once mail starts flowing again, I'll really have a lot of
    reading to do!!

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sun May 31 19:34:00 2020
    Barry,


    The Comma Monster strikes again! <g> OK, wasn't sure if you had to re-enter or was able to use the original listings. Appears the sites
    have altered something.

    Well, the BBS is on my late Mom's computer, and I'm using MultiMail. So,
    no telling how far off I am.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jun 8 09:03:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Well, the BBS is on my late Mom's computer, and I'm using
    MultiMail. So, no telling how far off I am.

    Appears you area head of schedule: you were planning on being back
    on-line by the tenth; this is the eighth. :)



    Barry_Martin_3@
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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Wed Jun 10 08:41:00 2020
    Barry,

    Appears you area head of schedule: you were planning on being back
    on-line by the tenth; this is the eighth. :)

    Yesterday, I ended up being offline much of the day due to 3 issues:

    1) Internet: The Xfinity connection/modem kept being reset.
    2) Thunderstorms: The first round was between 9am and 12 noon, and a
    second round, with the cold front, were between 9pm and 12 midnight.
    3) MAJOR UPGRADE with a Windows 10 Update. The update check began at
    3pm, and was not done for 7 hours.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Fri Jun 12 09:56:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Appears you are ahead of schedule: you were planning on being back
    on-line by the tenth; this is the eighth. :)
    Yesterday, I ended up being offline much of the day due to 3
    issues:
    1) Internet: The Xfinity connection/modem kept being reset.

    Doesn't sound right unless.... I don't have experience with Xfinity
    but my Mother has the service in NH. She has mentioned the very rare
    problem where 'the box' has problems,

    I've had issues where the DSL here connects and disconnects endlessly.
    Seems to be an issue at the Central Office down the hill or whatever
    they call the injection point in Davenport (about five miles from the
    house).

    OK, I did a bit of Googling with 'xfinity internet keeps disconnecting'. Firefox also suggested a few other words like "resetting", etc. If it's constant problem I'd start doing some checking based on the various suggestions. Did see where one suggestion was for faulty wiring --
    makes and breaks the connection when the wind blows or birdie sits on
    the drop and so moves the coax.

    I had a DSL problem shortly after subscribing: connection would
    essentially fade/slow down, drop out randomly. Found out I needed to
    test for "ATM": if that signal number is in one area the problem is
    local (user), if the number is in another area the problem is with the provider.

    Essentially constantly pestered the phone company with my statistics and
    test results (at one time I ran a line from the gateway to the DEMARC on
    the side of the house, connecting directly to their drop, thus
    eliminating _all_ of the house). They eventually moved my connection
    from one computer in the CO to another. No more issues! (So the
    problem was their stinkin' computer!!)

    Back to you: And if the problem occurs once every five or six months or
    so might be more their computers having to relearn to talk to each other
    after an update.


    2) Thunderstorms: The first round was between 9am and 12 noon,
    and a second round, with the cold front, were between 9pm and 12
    midnight.

    Paging Mr. Franklin, Mr, Ben Franklin....


    3) MAJOR UPGRADE with a Windows 10 Update. The update
    check began at 3pm, and was not done for 7 hours.

    You really need to subsribe to a connection faster than 1 Mbps! With
    the Xfinity issues I'm starting to wonder if there is noise on your
    line? That would cause a ton of resends and so slow your Windows Update download to a crawl (like my DSL issue years ago).

    I didn't see where anyone was complaining on the Update taking all day.
    I had more paid attention to the comments on SpiceWorks as opposed to
    ZDNet. So maybe start checking to see how to test not only for download
    and uploads speeds but line quality (signal:noise, etc.)



    Barry_Martin_3@
    @Q.COM



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sun Jun 14 09:22:00 2020
    Barry,

    Doesn't sound right unless.... I don't have experience with Xfinity
    but my Mother has the service in NH. She has mentioned the very rare problem where 'the box' has problems,

    Well, it is rare where I have long term cable outages, if power is still
    on. Even if I can get the generator later this year, if the Xfinity is out upstream, there's nothing I can do.

    I've had issues where the DSL here connects and disconnects endlessly. Seems to be an issue at the Central Office down the hill or whatever
    they call the injection point in Davenport (about five miles from the house).

    Plus, I understand that DSL is slower than broadband.

    OK, I did a bit of Googling with 'xfinity internet keeps
    disconnecting'. Firefox also suggested a few other words like
    "resetting", etc. If it's constant problem I'd start doing some
    checking based on the various suggestions. Did see where one
    suggestion was for faulty wiring -- makes and breaks the connection
    when the wind blows or birdie sits on the drop and so moves the coax.

    That's possible as well. Or, when you see a whole bunch of birds on the
    wire, you have to surmise that "everyone's on-line". <G>

    I had a DSL problem shortly after subscribing: connection would essentially fade/slow down, drop out randomly. Found out I needed to
    test for "ATM": if that signal number is in one area the problem is
    local (user), if the number is in another area the problem is with the provider.

    You think THEY are going to ADMIT that it is THEIR FAULT?? <G> Sort of
    like a funny deal with ham radio. It notes (in sarcasm) that "ham radios
    do not cause interference with TV's, radios, or other items. That is due
    to design flaws in those items". <G>

    Essentially constantly pestered the phone company with my statistics
    and test results (at one time I ran a line from the gateway to the
    DEMARC on the side of the house, connecting directly to their drop,
    thus eliminating _all_ of the house). They eventually moved my
    connection from one computer in the CO to another. No more issues!
    (So the problem was their stinkin' computer!!)

    But, they were reluctant to admit it, I'm sure.

    Back to you: And if the problem occurs once every five or six months or
    so might be more their computers having to relearn to talk to each
    other after an update.

    One time, Xfinity said "I could go with DSL", and I growled "it may be cheaper, but it's YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR".

    2) Thunderstorms: The first round was between 9am and 12 noon,
    and a second round, with the cold front, were between 9pm and 12
    midnight.

    Paging Mr. Franklin, Mr, Ben Franklin....

    And, the other day was the anniversary of his kite flying lightning jolt.


    3) MAJOR UPGRADE with a Windows 10 Update. The update
    check began at 3pm, and was not done for 7 hours.

    You really need to subsribe to a connection faster than 1 Mbps! With
    the Xfinity issues I'm starting to wonder if there is noise on your
    line? That would cause a ton of resends and so slow your Windows
    Update download to a crawl (like my DSL issue years ago).

    I'll call Xfinity Monday and find out what I have, and if it doesn't
    cost too much, if I can upgrade. I just want the high speed internet, as
    I don't care for TV.

    I didn't see where anyone was complaining on the Update taking all day.
    I had more paid attention to the comments on SpiceWorks as opposed to ZDNet. So maybe start checking to see how to test not only for
    download and uploads speeds but line quality (signal:noise, etc.)

    There must have been a lot of folks in the neighborhood who had the same idea...or worldwide, a bunch of folks getting stuff from Microsoft. Of course, they have it set where there's only one way you can get the update stuff... through THEIR utilities and website domains.

    Daryl

    ... All those updates, and still imperfect!!!
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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jun 15 17:34:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Doesn't sound right unless.... I don't have experience with Xfinity
    but my Mother has the service in NH. She has mentioned the very rare problem where 'the box' has problems,
    Well, it is rare where I have long term cable outages, if power
    is still on. Even if I can get the generator later this year, if
    the Xfinity is out upstream, there's nothing I can do.

    Right. Generator would take care of house power issues and give your something to do as long as able to connect beyond. To me the generator
    is more a comfort issue: you have lights, you have power to the
    refrigertor and freezer to keep your food safe, you have power for air conditioning and heat. Running the computers is a bonus.



    I've had issues where the DSL here connects and disconnects endlessly. Seems to be an issue at the Central Office down the hill or whatever
    they call the injection point in Davenport (about five miles from the house).
    Plus, I understand that DSL is slower than broadband.

    The DSL services I have available to the house is 7 Mbps or 10 Mbps. "Broadband" seems to be defined more as any high-speed data transfer
    using twisted pair (telephone wire is one example), coax, fiber optic,
    etc. Seems next speed up available to me is through the cable TV
    provider via coax (60 - 100 Mbps comes to mind though not certain.)
    Fiber optic is just coming in to the area for residential usage; has
    been around for several years for business and control of traffic
    signals, etc. I'm not sure what the brochure means but apparently has
    the necessary buzz words and information to be of interest to businesses considering locating here: https://www.bettendorf.org/egov/documents/1159245105_603302.pdf

    (That map has nothing to do with MetroNet and residential services.)


    OK, I did a bit of Googling with 'xfinity internet keeps
    disconnecting'. Firefox also suggested a few other words like
    "resetting", etc. If it's constant problem I'd start doing some
    checking based on the various suggestions. Did see where one
    suggestion was for faulty wiring -- makes and breaks the connection
    when the wind blows or birdie sits on the drop and so moves the coax.
    That's possible as well. Or, when you see a whole bunch of
    birds on the wire, you have to surmise that "everyone's on-line".


    When you see the birds sitting in mid-air you assume they're wireless!


    I had a DSL problem shortly after subscribing: connection would essentially fade/slow down, drop out randomly. Found out I needed to
    test for "ATM": if that signal number is in one area the problem is
    local (user), if the number is in another area the problem is with the provider.
    You think THEY are going to ADMIT that it is THEIR FAULT?? <G>
    Sort of like a funny deal with ham radio. It notes (in sarcasm)
    that "ham radios do not cause interference with TV's, radios, or
    other items. That is due to design flaws in those items". <G>

    It's never one's own fault!! Part fo the original DSL problem I had was
    the tests results were on the wrong side of the Central Office computer:
    the data on that side was fine, then data on my side of their computer
    was <poop>.

    Essentially constantly pestered the phone company with my statistics
    and test results (at one time I ran a line from the gateway to the
    DEMARC on the side of the house, connecting directly to their drop,
    thus eliminating _all_ of the house). They eventually moved my
    connection from one computer in the CO to another. No more issues!
    (So the problem was their stinkin' computer!!)
    But, they were reluctant to admit it, I'm sure.

    They essentially never admitted, which I really don't care as long as
    they fixed it.


    Back to you: And if the problem occurs once every five or six months or
    so might be more their computers having to relearn to talk to each
    other after an update.
    One time, Xfinity said "I could go with DSL", and I growled "it
    may be cheaper, but it's YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR".

    That was a stupid retort of theirs. "Got a problem? Go to someone
    else."


    2) Thunderstorms: The first round was between 9am and 12 noon,
    and a second round, with the cold front, were between 9pm and 12
    midnight.
    Paging Mr. Franklin, Mr, Ben Franklin....
    And, the other day was the anniversary of his kite flying
    lightning jolt.

    A _key_ event?!



    3) MAJOR UPGRADE with a Windows 10 Update. The update
    check began at 3pm, and was not done for 7 hours.
    You really need to subsribe to a connection faster than 1 Mbps! With
    the Xfinity issues I'm starting to wonder if there is noise on your
    line? That would cause a ton of resends and so slow your Windows
    Update download to a crawl (like my DSL issue years ago).
    I'll call Xfinity Monday and find out what I have, and if it
    doesn't cost too much, if I can upgrade. I just want the high
    speed internet, as I don't care for TV.

    Just remember it goes K, them M, then G! (Kilo, mega, giga.)


    I didn't see where anyone was complaining on the Update taking all day.
    I had more paid attention to the comments on SpiceWorks as opposed to ZDNet. So maybe start checking to see how to test not only for
    download and uploads speeds but line quality (signal:noise, etc.)
    There must have been a lot of folks in the neighborhood who had
    the same idea...or worldwide, a bunch of folks getting stuff from Microsoft. Of course, they have it set where there's only one way
    you can get the update stuff... through THEIR utilities and
    website domains.

    There are advantages and disadvantages to having multiple sources, even
    if they echo one another.


    Barry_Martin_3@
    @Q.COM



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Thu Jun 18 01:24:00 2020
    Barry,

    Right. Generator would take care of house power issues and give your something to do as long as able to connect beyond. To me the generator
    is more a comfort issue: you have lights, you have power to the refrigertor and freezer to keep your food safe, you have power for air conditioning and heat. Running the computers is a bonus.

    This is true. I can deal with the internet being out for a bit, but I
    don't want to lose the food.

    The DSL services I have available to the house is 7 Mbps or 10 Mbps. "Broadband" seems to be defined more as any high-speed data transfer
    using twisted pair (telephone wire is one example), coax, fiber optic, etc. Seems next speed up available to me is through the cable TV
    provider via coax (60 - 100 Mbps comes to mind though not certain.)

    Well, it's rare I've had a problem with Xfinity.

    When you see the birds sitting in mid-air you assume they're wireless!

    This is true...and the droppings fall at a faster speed. :P

    It's never one's own fault!! Part fo the original DSL problem I had
    was the tests results were on the wrong side of the Central Office computer: the data on that side was fine, then data on my side of their computer was <poop>.

    I could come up with a whole bunch of acronyms for DSL...but this is
    supposed to be a G-rated echo. <G>

    They essentially never admitted, which I really don't care as long as
    they fixed it.

    You have a point there. But, in this life, sooner or later, everything
    has to fail.

    That was a stupid retort of theirs. "Got a problem? Go to someone
    else."

    They nearly lost a customer over that.

    Paging Mr. Franklin, Mr, Ben Franklin....
    And, the other day was the anniversary of his kite flying
    lightning jolt.

    A _key_ event?!

    I would say so. <G>

    Just remember it goes K, them M, then G! (Kilo, mega, giga.)

    I remember my late Mom saying that in the 1950's that the schools
    were saying America would be on the metric system in short order. We
    know how that turned out. <G>

    There are advantages and disadvantages to having multiple sources, even
    if they echo one another.

    True. But, I think the hackers wait until Microsoft releases their
    updates, then they release new hacks...to further put egg on Microsoft's
    face.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Fri Jun 19 09:21:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Right. Generator would take care of house power issues and give your something to do as long as able to connect beyond. To me the generator
    is more a comfort issue: you have lights, you have power to the refrigertor and freezer to keep your food safe, you have power for air conditioning and heat. Running the computers is a bonus.
    This is true. I can deal with the internet being out for a bit,
    but I don't want to lose the food.

    Gotta keep those moldy hot dogs cooled! <bseg> Food loss can become a
    huge loss; all those little items add up quickly.


    The DSL services I have available to the house is 7 Mbps or 10 Mbps. "Broadband" seems to be defined more as any high-speed data transfer
    using twisted pair (telephone wire is one example), coax, fiber optic, etc. Seems next speed up available to me is through the cable TV
    provider via coax (60 - 100 Mbps comes to mind though not certain.)
    Well, it's rare I've had a problem with Xfinity.

    Hopefully rare problems with MetroNet. Off to a slightly bumpy start: transmission line had a low light issue, then last night found out I
    needed a router, which is to be installed later this morning (as I
    type). Some learning curve issues: they are literally building the
    system from scratch currently.



    It's never one's own fault!! Part fo the original DSL problem I had
    was the tests results were on the wrong side of the Central Office computer: the data on that side was fine, then data on my side of their computer was <poop>.
    I could come up with a whole bunch of acronyms for DSL...but
    this is supposed to be a G-rated echo. <G>

    Ah, yes. As for the tech troubleshooting issues, either poor training
    or poor learning. He dialed into a diagnostic site, I could hear the
    computer voice saying one number, his probe was displaying another. At
    the time I assumed he knew what he was doing. Should have questioned
    but I didn't know what other than "something doesn't seem right".


    They essentially never admitted, which I really don't care as long as
    they fixed it.
    You have a point there. But, in this life, sooner or later,
    everything has to fail.

    Agree, then correct it, which can be fix it, get a new one, or do
    something different. ...Probably a few times when fail and quit: anyone
    want to repair a rotary phone?!


    That was a stupid retort of theirs. "Got a problem? Go to someone
    else."
    They nearly lost a customer over that.

    Almost the situation of Ernestine, the telephone operator on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In!



    Just remember it goes K, them M, then G! (Kilo, mega, giga.)
    I remember my late Mom saying that in the 1950's that the
    schools were saying America would be on the metric system in
    short order. We know how that turned out. <G>

    Depending on where looking anywhere from who cares to poorly. Units of measure are arbitrary: doesn't really matter if an inch or a centimeter
    or a glumpet, as long as agreed upon. It's when the conversion from one
    unit to another occurs: parts don't always fit. Might be able to put a
    metric nut and bolt into an imperial hole and vice versa, but a metric
    bolt and imperial screw won't fit, or won't fit correctly. And there
    have been major disasters because the specifications were in one
    measurement and then converted to the other. OTTOMH 2.54 cm to an inch.
    I don't recall if there's more after the hundredth place but errors have
    been made when the conversion uses just 2.5.


    There are advantages and disadvantages to having multiple sources, even
    if they echo one another.
    True. But, I think the hackers wait until Microsoft releases
    their updates, then they release new hacks...to further put egg
    on Microsoft's face.

    The hackers might: seems like it would add to the confusion -- is there
    an error in the new code or is there an external issue?



    Barry_Martin_3@
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  • From Nancy Backus@454:1/452 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jun 11 19:29:40 2020
    Quoting Daryl Stout to Nancy Backus on 31-May-2020 19:25 <=-

    And now, it seems, it may be a while before you even get this reply...
    but I'll still answer.... :)

    And, I'm doing likewise. The power supply and hardware crapped out
    in late April. Thank goodness I had a backup, and was able to save all
    the data.

    Between us, we just keep soldiering on... <G> Eventually things will be
    all caught up... ;)

    Between nonstop thunderstorms, and discovering the upgraded
    CPU would not run 32-bit software, I had to put the BBS on my late
    Mom's computer. At least they're going to refund my money, and that'll
    pay my 20% for the hernia surgery.

    Good that you had her computer to be able to use for the BBS... :) And
    just as well for the refund... obviously it came in handy... :)

    That would be too big for my computer.... :( It's why I pay extra for
    a mailed hardcopy of one society's newsletter, and that's only about a
    dozen pages or so...

    Well, at least I don't save all my work for one day on both. <G>

    Yup, probably better to do in smaller chunks at a time.... :)

    I noted that you got the one message done, anyway... ;)

    I had 45 personal messages in this packet...and probably well over
    1300 otherwise. Once mail starts flowing again, I'll really have a lot
    of reading to do!!

    Seems you are staying pretty well on top of it... :) I can only do so
    much at a time, myself... ;)

    ttyl neb

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sun Jun 21 08:10:00 2020
    Barry,

    Gotta keep those moldy hot dogs cooled! <bseg> Food loss can become a huge loss; all those little items add up quickly.

    I lost over $200 in food last year from severe storms. While the
    insurance company reimbursed me for that, they would not reimburse
    money for the hotel room or eating expenses. I nearly cancelled the
    policies because of that.

    Hopefully rare problems with MetroNet. Off to a slightly bumpy start: transmission line had a low light issue, then last night found out I needed a router, which is to be installed later this morning (as I
    type). Some learning curve issues: they are literally building the
    system from scratch currently.

    The NetGear "network extension box" was acting funky, so I may need to
    get a new one. The router only has so many ports available.

    Ah, yes. As for the tech troubleshooting issues, either poor training
    or poor learning. He dialed into a diagnostic site, I could hear the computer voice saying one number, his probe was displaying another. At the time I assumed he knew what he was doing. Should have questioned
    but I didn't know what other than "something doesn't seem right".

    Sometimes, I've wondered if you asked something totally unrelated to
    the topics at hand, what their response would be. As for the "something
    doesn't seem right"...what was your first clue??!!

    Agree, then correct it, which can be fix it, get a new one, or do something different. ...Probably a few times when fail and quit:
    anyone want to repair a rotary phone?!

    Press 1 now, please. <G>

    Almost the situation of Ernestine, the telephone operator on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In!

    I loved those skits...especially the one where she was talking to
    the president of General Motors...and to President Nixon. <snort!> <BG>

    Depending on where looking anywhere from who cares to poorly. Units of measure are arbitrary: doesn't really matter if an inch or a centimeter

    It's in multiples of 10, and that's how the ham radio bands are laid out.

    The hackers might: seems like it would add to the confusion -- is there
    an error in the new code or is there an external issue?

    Both??

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sun Jun 21 09:32:00 2020
    Barry,


    The loss of messages didn't really help but 'poop occurs'.
    That's what I need...to read my QWK packet on the throne. <G>
    Nah: I don't like it when people say they read books and magazines in there.
    We used to have copies of Readers Digest in there. <G>

    Ran out of toilet paper, did we?!

    Hardly. I guess if you have to deal with constipation, it's a good
    time to read "War And Peace" <G>.

    I'm using ZIP and UNZIP now. I had a ton of personal messages
    from you and Nancy in this packet...ones I somehow didn't get the
    other day.

    It's a conspiracy!!

    I had nearly 30 personal messages this morning.

    A lot of the problem seems to be due to not understanding the basic concepts like has to be bigger than 'cause 4 is bigger'n 2.

    They panic when they run out of fingers and toes. :P I can do
    calculations in my head, but most kids today can't.

    But, you surely don't practice social distancing in the public restrooms.

    Men pretty much always did: if there's a choice it's every other
    urinal.

    At least they're not unisexual. <G>

    When food goes bad, you open the door, and everything is
    holding weapons toward you, demanding money. <G>

    You must have been having nightmares about that Ensure commercial!

    My late Mom drank that stuff, but I never cared for it.

    And you were worried about the germs!
    I still am...but I do practice good personal hygiene.

    I'd suggest you keep practicing!! <rs!>

    That's what they told the doctors when they graduated med school. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Tue Jun 23 08:35:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Gotta keep those moldy hot dogs cooled! <bseg> Food loss can become a huge loss; all those little items add up quickly.
    I lost over $200 in food last year from severe storms. While
    the insurance company reimbursed me for that, they would not
    reimburse money for the hotel room or eating expenses. I nearly
    cancelled the policies because of that.

    The problem is they were probably in the right: policy has to
    specifically state the event is covered, and deductions, and the like. Upsetting, yes,


    The NetGear "network extension box" was acting funky, so I may
    need to get a new one. The router only has so many ports
    available.

    Step #1 is the usual reboot. Sometimes stuff gets stuck; rogue signal interpreted as supposed to be a command but isn't, so the processor gets confused. As for the router having only so many ports, half-presuming
    Ethernet -- stick a hub on it. Or the IP addresses it hands out?
    Depends on configuration but anywhere from the remaining of the 256
    addresses per network set to the address group assigned to the device.



    Ah, yes. As for the tech troubleshooting issues, either poor training
    or poor learning. He dialed into a diagnostic site, I could hear the computer voice saying one number, his probe was displaying another. At the time I assumed he knew what he was doing. Should have questioned
    but I didn't know what other than "something doesn't seem right".
    Sometimes, I've wondered if you asked something totally
    unrelated to the topics at hand, what their response would be.

    There have been times when I've been tempted to get the script-reader
    'tech' off-track!

    As for the "something doesn't seem right"...what was your first
    clue??!!

    Didn't work! <g> Actually kind of funny: my diagnostics (after the
    original installation tech was here) were a bit skewed. One, I'm
    assuming (I know!) 'my side' was correctly and completely installed.
    (Ended up missing was the router.) Was also told the signal was too
    low: OK, quite possible. "Little things" weren't making sense:
    especially that LED being off where the Ethernet cable plugged in.


    Agree, then correct it, which can be fix it, get a new one, or do something different. ...Probably a few times when fail and quit:
    anyone want to repair a rotary phone?!
    Press 1 now, please. <G>

    I think Nancy said she has one. Still good for answering. :)



    Depending on where looking anywhere from who cares to poorly. Units of measure are arbitrary: doesn't really matter if an inch or a centimeter
    It's in multiples of 10, and that's how the ham radio bands are
    laid out.

    10 is a lot easier to mentally figure out than stuff like 12 inches to
    the foot!


    The hackers might: seems like it would add to the confusion -- is there
    an error in the new code or is there an external issue?
    Both??

    Could be!


    Barry_Martin_3@
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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Tue Jun 23 08:35:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    The loss of messages didn't really help but 'poop occurs'.
    That's what I need...to read my QWK packet on the throne. <G>
    Nah: I don't like it when people say they read books and magazines in there.
    We used to have copies of Readers Digest in there. <G>
    Ran out of toilet paper, did we?!
    Hardly. I guess if you have to deal with constipation, it's a
    good time to read "War And Peace" <G>.

    War with the intestines; peace at last!


    I'm using ZIP and UNZIP now. I had a ton of personal messages
    from you and Nancy in this packet...ones I somehow didn't get the
    other day.
    It's a conspiracy!!
    I had nearly 30 personal messages this morning.

    All from Prince Jehuzibad in Nigeria?!


    A lot of the problem seems to be due to not understanding the basic concepts like has to be bigger than 'cause 4 is bigger'n 2.
    They panic when they run out of fingers and toes. :P I can do calculations in my head, but most kids today can't.

    First one has to learn the math basics. Usually on paper, though now
    probably an electronic scratchpad or dry erase board. That detail
    doens't matter as long as get the understanding.



    When food goes bad, you open the door, and everything is
    holding weapons toward you, demanding money. <G>
    You must have been having nightmares about that Ensure commercial!
    My late Mom drank that stuff, but I never cared for it.

    Never had it so no idea. My Mother will a little too often start following/doing/wanting some routine just because she saw it on TV or
    read an ad or article.


    And you were worried about the germs!
    I still am...but I do practice good personal hygiene.
    (Hmm: the next lines seem to work wel with the above!)

    I'd suggest you keep practicing!! <rs!>
    That's what they told the doctors when they graduated med
    school. <G>

    Each patient is different from another. Each patient presents slightly differently each time.


    Barry_Martin_3@
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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Thu Jun 25 11:50:00 2020
    Barry,

    Hardly. I guess if you have to deal with constipation, it's a
    good time to read "War And Peace" <G>.

    War with the intestines; peace at last!

    Only after the colonoscopy prep is done. :P

    I had nearly 30 personal messages this morning.

    All from Prince Jehuzibad in Nigeria?!

    Actually, several were from you and Nancy. <G>

    First one has to learn the math basics. Usually on paper, though now probably an electronic scratchpad or dry erase board. That detail
    doens't matter as long as get the understanding.

    They just understand that they don't understand.

    Never had it so no idea. My Mother will a little too often start following/doing/wanting some routine just because she saw it on TV or
    read an ad or article.

    Comedian Jeff Foxworthy said he and his wife watch these shows, and
    if someone on Earth has a rare medical condition. On one, she lamented
    "I've got it!! I have everyone of those symptoms!!". He replied "You do
    NOT have testicular cancer...you don't even have testiculars!!" <G>

    Each patient is different from another. Each patient presents slightly differently each time.

    At least we're the same from the back...we're all just a bunch of
    buttholes. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Fri Jun 26 15:53:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Hardly. I guess if you have to deal with constipation, it's a
    good time to read "War And Peace" <G>.
    War with the intestines; peace at last!
    Only after the colonoscopy prep is done. :P

    More like the after-effects of the anesthesia.


    I had nearly 30 personal messages this morning.
    All from Prince Jehuzibad in Nigeria?!
    Actually, several were from you and Nancy. <G>

    We don't offer money! Money advice, maybe!


    First one has to learn the math basics. Usually on paper, though now probably an electronic scratchpad or dry erase board. That detail
    doens't matter as long as get the understanding.
    They just understand that they don't understand.

    I'm not even sure they understand they don't understand.


    Never had it so no idea. My Mother will a little too often start following/doing/wanting some routine just because she saw it on TV or
    read an ad or article.
    Comedian Jeff Foxworthy said he and his wife watch these shows,
    and if someone on Earth has a rare medical condition. On one, she
    lamented "I've got it!! I have everyone of those symptoms!!". He
    replied "You do NOT have testicular cancer...you don't even have testiculars!!" <G>

    Just about! :)


    Each patient is different from another. Each patient presents slightly differently each time.
    At least we're the same from the back...we're all just a bunch
    of buttholes. :P

    <haughtingly> I'm an anal orifice, thankyouverymuch!



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sat Jun 27 17:00:00 2020
    Barry,

    Might be a duplicate - I didn't see it upload.
    Well, this might be a triplicate, if I reply more than twice. <G>

    Still using carbon paper, are we?!

    Well, the other paper was too flat, so I settled for carbonated. <G>

    That's because this week was next week last week. <G>
    That's right where I left it!
    Glad to help you find it. <G>

    Just had to look behind that obvious place!

    That's the elephant in the room. :P

    Today is supposed to be the last comfortable day of Summer where the
    air temperature is nice and the humidity is low; tomorrow they're forecasting the start of the hot and humid season, with the heat index around 100 over the weekend.

    We're getting into a stormy pattern again...much of next week, leading
    up the July 4 holiday, looks to be stormy. I'd rather have wet lawns and roofs...so stray sparks from fireworks, etc., don't set the grass or the
    roofs on fire.

    Sort of! Too bad I had put out my 1200 baud to Electronics Recycling
    last Spring - that would have made a real good photo!

    When the BBS was on the Radio Shack Model 100 laptop, I ran it at
    1200 baud only...as it only allowed one baud rate. While I no longer
    have that computer, the software is still in my files area.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sat Jun 27 17:00:00 2020
    Barry,

    Might be a duplicate: I didn't see upload (and this is labelled 'resend!").
    If I send it six times, it makes it a sex-tet...or will that
    really screw things up?? <bseg>

    Might work if at Miss Mable's House Fun House! (She's also into carnivals. <g>)

    Ooo...it makes The House Of Mirrors take on a whole new meaning. <G>

    I didn't see anything here about it - maybe different supplier for this region. Several months ago there was an outbreak I think in California farms and there were signs stating their supply came from elsewhere.

    Ironically, romaine and other lettuce seems more vulnerable than iceberg. But, it's difficult to find a place that serves salad with iceberg lettuce anymore.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sun Jun 28 01:27:00 2020
    Barry,

    War with the intestines; peace at last!
    Only after the colonoscopy prep is done. :P

    More like the after-effects of the anesthesia.

    Too bad I can't use that gas in the car. Otherwise, I'd buy
    a pallet of Bush's Baked Beans, get the secret formula from
    Duke, and tell OPEC what they can do with their prices.

    I've never had Bush's Baked Beans, but I understand there
    are several varieties, and they're really good.

    Actually, several were from you and Nancy. <G>

    We don't offer money! Money advice, maybe!

    You'll win the lottery and spend all your money on me. <G>

    I'm not even sure they understand they don't understand.

    I doubt it.

    Comedian Jeff Foxworthy said he and his wife watch these shows,
    and if someone on Earth has a rare medical condition. On one, she
    lamented "I've got it!! I have everyone of those symptoms!!". He
    replied "You do NOT have testicular cancer...you don't even have testiculars!!" <G>

    Just about! :)

    Seriously, there are so many cancers that both genders have to worry
    about. Some are common to both, and others just for one. I doubt any
    family has escaped that scourge.

    <haughtingly> I'm an anal orifice, thankyouverymuch!

    It reminds me of the joke where the guy was pulled over for speeding.
    The cop asked "Where's the fire??", and the guy told him "I'm late for
    work". The cop asked "OK, smart guy, what do you do for a living??".

    When he replied "I'm a rectum stretcher", the cop was stunned. So,
    he inquired what that was.

    The man explained that he works with the gastrointerologists for
    rectal and anal surgery, and that sometimes you have to put devices
    in to stretch the butt cheeks wide, to get the instruments in...and,
    he's as serious as he can be with this. He notes that sometimes, you
    have to get them spread to 6 feet.

    Amazed, the cop asked "What do you do with a 6 foot @$$hole??".

    The guy replies "You put him on top of a highway overpass, with a
    radar gun".

    Court Cost: $500
    Bail: $2500
    Look On The Cop's Face: Priceless.

    For everything else, there's master.... never mind. <BG>

    On another note, certain individuals are trying to remove ANY
    reference of the word MASTER, whether it deals with slaves or not.
    Master Lock Company, Master Gardener (a local landscape firm), a
    Master's Degree, and Biblical Passages where people address Jesus
    Christ as "MASTER" come to mind.

    The world has gone insane and stupid.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sun Jun 28 07:47:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Might be a duplicate - I didn't see it upload.
    Well, this might be a triplicate, if I reply more than twice. <G>
    Still using carbon paper, are we?!
    Well, the other paper was too flat, so I settled for
    carbonated. <G>

    Did you try shaking the box before reopening?


    That's because this week was next week last week. <G>
    That's right where I left it!
    Glad to help you find it. <G>
    Just had to look behind that obvious place!
    That's the elephant in the room. :P

    Is he wearing Grocho Marx's pajamas?


    Today is supposed to be the last comfortable day of Summer where the
    air temperature is nice and the humidity is low; tomorrow they're forecasting the start of the hot and humid season, with the heat index around 100 over the weekend.
    We're getting into a stormy pattern again...much of next week,
    leading up the July 4 holiday, looks to be stormy. I'd rather
    have wet lawns and roofs...so stray sparks from fireworks, etc.,
    don't set the grass or the roofs on fire.

    Past couple of days and this morning I've been waking up to outside temperatures in the upper 60's, which sounds refreshing until see the
    humidity is in the 70's and above. Earlier this morning officially 94% humidity at NWS-Quad Cities Airport about five miles east of the house.
    Not seeing any here but fog in the area.

    As for the July 4 holiday, fortunately never had any fires caused by
    fireworks around here I know of. Locally all of the cities have
    cancelled their public fireworks except Davenport. They usually team up
    with Rock Island onthe other side of the Mississippi River for Red White
    and Boom. This year RWB is cancelled and Davenport is going at it
    alone - on July 3rd. Suppose makes sense as they are probably figuring
    the private displays will be mostly on July 4 and not compete.



    Sort of! Too bad I had put out my 1200 baud to Electronics Recycling
    last Spring - that would have made a real good photo!
    When the BBS was on the Radio Shack Model 100 laptop, I ran it
    at 1200 baud only...as it only allowed one baud rate. While I no
    longer have that computer, the software is still in my files
    area.

    If one has the room on the hard drive, may as well keep it: someone is
    bound to need it. I remember years ago looking around for some
    information and stumbled on an even older essentially unanswered post;
    replied as I had or had had the same device and repaired. Gave that information -- figured probably never to be seen but a few days later
    the guy replied and said that was excactly the information he needed and
    was able to get his device running again. :)



    BarryMartin3@
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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sun Jun 28 07:47:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!


    Might be a duplicate: I didn't see upload (and this is labelled 'resend!").
    If I send it six times, it makes it a sex-tet...or will that
    really screw things up?? <bseg>
    Might work if at Miss Mable's House Fun House! (She's also into carnivals. <g>)
    Ooo...it makes The House Of Mirrors take on a whole new
    meaning. <G>

    Something one could ponder and reflect on!


    I didn't see anything here about it - maybe different supplier for this region. Several months ago there was an outbreak I think in California farms and there were signs stating their supply came from elsewhere.
    Ironically, romaine and other lettuce seems more vulnerable
    than iceberg. But, it's difficult to find a place that serves
    salad with iceberg lettuce anymore.

    Checking Google to make sure what I think is 'iceberg lettuce' is
    iceberg lettuce. I'm thinking the correct version of lettuce. The
    summaries indicate it's often added to fast-food burgers because of
    neutral flavour and satisfying crunch -- maybe that neutral flavour is
    why it isn't being used in salads as just taking up space and not really
    adding to the overall taste. Doesn't help you any, but might be the
    reason.



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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jun 29 11:10:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Too bad I can't use that gas in the car. Otherwise, I'd buy
    a pallet of Bush's Baked Beans, get the secret formula from
    Duke, and tell OPEC what they can do with their prices.
    I've never had Bush's Baked Beans, but I understand there
    are several varieties, and they're really good.

    I've had them and worth the money as the occasional splurge when they're
    on a really good sale. The Hy-Vee brand usually fine as is, though
    sometimes 'doctor up' by adding chopped onion, maybe a little molasses
    or something.


    Comedian Jeff Foxworthy said he and his wife watch these shows,
    and if someone on Earth has a rare medical condition. On one, she
    lamented "I've got it!! I have everyone of those symptoms!!". He
    replied "You do NOT have testicular cancer...you don't even have testiculars!!" <G>
    Just about! :)
    Seriously, there are so many cancers that both genders have to
    worry about. Some are common to both, and others just for one. I
    doubt any family has escaped that scourge.

    Lumping all the various types of cancer together I would doubt also.


    <haughtingly> I'm an anal orifice, thankyouverymuch!

    It reminds me of the joke where the guy was pulled over for
    speeding. The cop asked "Where's the fire??", and the guy told
    him "I'm late for work". The cop asked "OK, smart guy, what do
    you do for a living??".

    When he replied "I'm a rectum stretcher", the cop was stunned.
    So, he inquired what that was.

    The man explained that he works with the gastrointerologists
    for rectal and anal surgery, and that sometimes you have to put
    devices in to stretch the butt cheeks wide, to get the
    instruments in...and, he's as serious as he can be with this. He
    notes that sometimes, you have to get them spread to 6 feet.

    Amazed, the cop asked "What do you do with a 6 foot @$$hole??".

    The guy replies "You put him on top of a highway overpass, with
    a radar gun".

    Court Cost: $500
    Bail: $2500
    Look On The Cop's Face: Priceless.

    For everything else, there's master.... never mind. <BG>

    I wonder what the judge was thinking as he heard all that!



    On another note, certain individuals are trying to remove ANY
    reference of the word MASTER, whether it deals with slaves or
    not. Master Lock Company, Master Gardener (a local landscape
    firm), a Master's Degree, and Biblical Passages where people
    address Jesus Christ as "MASTER" come to mind.
    The world has gone insane and stupid.

    Those people are going to have to re-invent probably all languages, plus
    get everyone else on board. Might be good to have a reminder of what
    occurred in the past so it doesn't occur again.

    As for just confining to words, we have 'human beings', with the word
    'man' in it. "Person" has 'son'. Surnames would have to be altered:
    I'm thinking "Peterson" which of course has that 'son' in it and
    originally meant 'son of Peter'. The varient 'Petersen' probably is the
    same derivative. In general IMO some people are being overly sensitive
    trying to neutralize everything. Not necessarily bad, but I don't see
    such a bad thing as males being 'actors' and females being 'actresses'.
    people in charge of a party 'hosts' and 'hostesses'. ...One can host a
    party but not hostess a party. ...If someone prefers one term of
    address over another I will try to comply, same as some people named
    "James" prefer that to "Jim".



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Tue Jun 30 14:05:00 2020
    Barry,

    Still using carbon paper, are we?!
    Well, the other paper was too flat, so I settled for
    carbonated. <G>

    Did you try shaking the box before reopening?

    The bottom fell out, and it went everywhere. :P

    That's the elephant in the room. :P

    Is he wearing Grocho Marx's pajamas?

    Groucho Marx: "I never forget a face. But, in your case, I'll make
    an exception".

    Paul Lynde voice: "Who told you about my elephant??"

    Not seeing any here but fog in the area.

    Yesterday, there were numerous severe thunderstorm and flash flood
    warnings, as well as a tornado warning 40 miles to my southwest, heading
    my way (that'll get your attention). The BBS ended up being down for 18
    hours, due to overnight and daytime thunderstorms. Since lightning can
    strike up to 200 miles from the parent storm, I wasn't going to take any chances.

    As for the July 4 holiday, fortunately never had any fires caused by fireworks around here I know of. Locally all of the cities have
    cancelled their public fireworks except Davenport. They usually team
    up with Rock Island onthe other side of the Mississippi River for Red White and Boom. This year RWB is cancelled and Davenport is going at
    it alone - on July 3rd. Suppose makes sense as they are probably
    figuring the private displays will be mostly on July 4 and not compete.

    I saw one area church had postponed their fireworks, and the city of
    Little Rock had cancelled their "Pops On The River"...with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra along the Arkansas River in Riverfront Park, playing patriotic music...then the shooting of fireworks from the Main Street
    bridge over the Arkansas River.

    If one has the room on the hard drive, may as well keep it: someone is bound to need it. I remember years ago looking around for some information and stumbled on an even older essentially unanswered post; replied as I had or had had the same device and repaired. Gave that information -- figured probably never to be seen but a few days later
    the guy replied and said that was excactly the information he needed
    and was able to get his device running again. :)

    That's the neat thing about BBS's...if you come across a vintage
    computer, and need files, the BBS is the likely place where you'll
    find it.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Tue Jun 30 14:07:00 2020
    Barry,

    Checking Google to make sure what I think is 'iceberg lettuce' is
    iceberg lettuce. I'm thinking the correct version of lettuce. The summaries indicate it's often added to fast-food burgers because of neutral flavour and satisfying crunch -- maybe that neutral flavour is
    why it isn't being used in salads as just taking up space and not
    really adding to the overall taste. Doesn't help you any, but might be the reason.

    On salads, I have to have iceberg lettuce...the romaine and leaf lettuce
    is too hard to chew and swallow, and it doesn't set well with me. Once that
    is out of the way, I like to add things like cherry tomatoes, hard boiled
    eggs, grated cheese (American or Mozarella), cucumbers, lunch meat, and
    of course, crutons. Then, for dressing, either Thousand Island or French...
    I don't care for any of the others.

    But, with the fiber content, I can't eat salads too often, and I hate
    that. Salads are good for you, but I don't want to spend the rest of the
    day with diarrhea.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Wed Jul 1 19:33:00 2020
    Barry,

    I've never had Bush's Baked Beans, but I understand there
    are several varieties, and they're really good.

    I've had them and worth the money as the occasional splurge when
    they're on a really good sale. The Hy-Vee brand usually fine as is, though sometimes 'doctor up' by adding chopped onion, maybe a little molasses or something.

    I need to go grocery shopping (thank God the disability comes in on
    Friday), but I may wait until after the July 4 holiday to do it. The
    thing is, I get on one of these "nothing sounds good" moods, and have
    no idea what to buy. However, I have learned to "Never Shop Hungry".

    Seriously, there are so many cancers that both genders have to
    worry about. Some are common to both, and others just for one. I
    doubt any family has escaped that scourge.

    Lumping all the various types of cancer together I would doubt also.

    If more folks were proactive on their health, folks likely would catch
    it before it got to where nothing could be done.

    Court Cost: $500
    Bail: $2500
    Look On The Cop's Face: Priceless.

    For everything else, there's master.... never mind. <BG>

    I wonder what the judge was thinking as he heard all that!

    Just thing of some of the stuff from "Disorder In The Court". <G>

    Those people are going to have to re-invent probably all languages,
    plus get everyone else on board. Might be good to have a reminder of
    what occurred in the past so it doesn't occur again.

    The bottom line is that too many are selfish (I, Me, and to Hell with everyone else). For me, my philosophy toward my friends is "What Can I
    Do For You??". Of course, there are limits...I'm not rolling in dough. <G>

    ...One can host a party but not hostess a party. ...If someone prefers one term of address over another I will try to comply, same as some
    people named "James" prefer that to "Jim".

    The semantics is crazy. On some of the ham radio nets, I get several
    checkin with the same name...the only way to tell them apart, is their callsign!!

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sun Jul 5 11:47:00 2020
    Barry,

    Hooray on the beef roast au jus!! ..."Have a sale: ding!" ==>

    That's what my late Dad did...we may not have needed it, but it was
    on sale. I threw so much stuff out after my Mom died it was pathetic.

    Checking out the new I-74 Bridge and updating their version of Google Maps!

    <turn left here><railroad crossing bell sounding><train whistle>
    <expletives uttered> <G>

    is around 20 minutes, and now add time for the COVID-19 sanitizing.

    That's what my square dance club would have to do. Considering most
    members are in the vulnerable group, and it's hard to get folks to help
    with cleanup afterwards, the club has decided to "stay dark" for awhile.

    ... Podiatrist: the doctor who has never metatarsal he didn't like.

    But, who foots the bill?? <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Mon Jul 6 14:59:00 2020
    Barry,

    Must've put on your reading glasses! <g>

    They were dirty as all get out. :P

    thermometer shows "69". No idea why it got stuck.

    I just check the weather app on the phone, to see what it is at the
    airport. Although as the tagline notes, "Why give the weather at the
    airport? No one lives there". <G>

    One of the guys working with me at the store was a long-time waiter at
    Red Lobster and he commented a few times Red Lobster has the reputation
    of being low-cost but really their prices are upper-medium.

    Their service isn't that. I liked their garlic cheese biscuits, and
    maybe their cod and wild rice, but that was it. I don't even remember
    the last time I ate there, but the food and service was so bad, I swore
    I'd never go back.

    time". Burger King and McDonald's have a fish sandwich on their
    menu year round.

    You forgot McDonald's Filet-o-Fish!

    No, I didn't...I just noted the fish sandwich. I guess your reading
    glasses are dirty now. <g,d,r>

    You need to feed seasonal pix to your TV!

    There is a small TV in my late parents bedroom, and a bigger one
    in the family room, but I don't watch either of them.

    I don't like to wait for my food, and you don't call me late
    for dinner. <G>

    Eat it raw and frozen then!

    I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid. Besides, I don't want to break
    my dentures. I hear a bag of strawberry cake donuts calling me right
    now. <G>

    Especially if you saw it on the internet or Facebook. :P

    Best sources! I'll admit to 'cookbooking' when I try to figure out computer problems: figure I'm not the only one who has had this issue
    so there should be answers out there. Every so often come across a comment which everyone should heed: many times the solution posted is specific to that incident -- the driver is x and you have y, the
    monitor is Brand A and you have the same video card but different
    monitor.

    You can thank Al Gore for all of that.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jul 6 07:37:00 2020


    Hi Daryl!

    Hooray on the beef roast au jus!! ..."Have a sale: ding!" ==>
    That's what my late Dad did...we may not have needed it, but it
    was on sale. I threw so much stuff out after my Mom died it was
    pathetic.

    Dad's mother was Scottish so there was no waste, plus he had very meat- and-potatoes taste in food: was sort of funny as he'd almost drool as
    the waiter was serving his Swiss Steak. My Mother might order something semi-exotic like a Shrimp Cocktail.

    Back to your answer, my Mother is the one who buys on sale and hoards,
    but more due to WWII mentality and Vienna was being bombed. Get it now,
    have a cache, as might not be available later.


    Checking out the new I-74 Bridge and updating their version of Google Maps!
    <turn left here><railroad crossing bell sounding><train
    whistle> <expletives uttered> <G>

    Some of the detours were 'interesting'! And yes, they do have to work
    in conjuction with train traffic. ...Better there have been (and
    continue to be) a few not-for-publication utterances!



    is around 20 minutes, and now add time for the COVID-19 sanitizing.
    That's what my square dance club would have to do. Considering
    most members are in the vulnerable group, and it's hard to get
    folks to help with cleanup afterwards, the club has decided to
    "stay dark" for awhile.

    The initial prep and follow-up cleaning probably was always the most
    difficult parts to get people to volunteer to do: is work and not all
    that much fun to do. Probably a smart move just to hold off any
    gatherings for the time being.


    ... Podiatrist: the doctor who has never metatarsal he didn't like.
    But, who foots the bill?? <G>

    To be continued in Chapter Toe.



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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Tue Jul 7 09:51:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Must've put on your reading glasses! <g>
    They were dirty as all get out. :P

    I had one pair which were the ones I packed in my shirt pocket for use
    at the store or going out shopping, etc. In a soft care but always
    dirty, especially one lens. Not really used that much as can see up
    close for a short time. Clean, store in case, carried around but not
    used - dirty! Finally figured out the case was getting old and the
    lining was deteriorating and rubbing off onto the lens and that was the
    dirt. New case - solved that problem!


    thermometer shows "69". No idea why it got stuck.
    I just check the weather app on the phone, to see what it is at
    the airport. Although as the tagline notes, "Why give the weather
    at the airport? No one lives there". <G>

    It feels like one is living there if has to wait long enough!


    One of the guys working with me at the store was a long-time waiter at
    Red Lobster and he commented a few times Red Lobster has the reputation
    of being low-cost but really their prices are upper-medium.
    Their service isn't that. I liked their garlic cheese biscuits,
    and maybe their cod and wild rice, but that was it. I don't even
    remember the last time I ate there, but the food and service was
    so bad, I swore I'd never go back.

    Their biscuits are goooood!! We haven't been to the local Red Lobster
    in probably two years and probably was because had gift certificate.
    First meal was good; went back maybe a couple of month later to finish
    the gift certificate; recall ordered some sort of seafood assortment
    plate and two or maybe three of the fish were good but the last one was
    a paper-thin fish drowning in a butter sauce -- just ate around that
    one.


    time". Burger King and McDonald's have a fish sandwich on their
    menu year round.
    You forgot McDonald's Filet-o-Fish!
    No, I didn't...I just noted the fish sandwich. I guess your
    reading glasses are dirty now. <g,d,r>

    Darn decapitated coffee! <g>


    You need to feed seasonal pix to your TV!
    There is a small TV in my late parents bedroom, and a bigger
    one in the family room, but I don't watch either of them.

    <Thinking of Daryl babysitting the two TVs.> <gg>



    I don't like to wait for my food, and you don't call me late
    for dinner. <G>
    Eat it raw and frozen then!
    I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid. Besides, I don't want to
    break my dentures. I hear a bag of strawberry cake donuts calling
    me right now. <G>

    Wonder what ringtone they use!




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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Thu Jul 9 06:33:00 2020
    Barry,

    lining was deteriorating and rubbing off onto the lens and that was the dirt. New case - solved that problem!

    But, you need a soft cloth on cleaning glasses...using paper towels and napkins could scratch the lenses.

    It feels like one is living there if has to wait long enough!

    One guy had been trapped at an airport for 100 days. He had flown in
    from a foreign country, but because of COVID-19, he had to self quarantine,
    but then he couldn't fly back home.

    Their biscuits are goooood!! We haven't been to the local Red Lobster
    in probably two years and probably was because had gift certificate.

    Years ago, there was a coupon deal called FundChex...where you could
    get discounts at local businesses. Groups used them for fundraisers.

    No, I didn't...I just noted the fish sandwich. I guess your
    reading glasses are dirty now. <g,d,r>

    Darn decapitated coffee! <g>

    Or after a cow has calves, she is de-calf-inated. <G>

    <Thinking of Daryl babysitting the two TVs.> <gg>

    Well, they aren't named George and Georgiana. :P "Oh, my own little
    TV. I will name him George, and will hug him, and squeeze him, and pet
    him..." :P

    I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid. Besides, I don't want to
    break my dentures. I hear a bag of strawberry cake donuts calling
    me right now. <G>

    Wonder what ringtone they use!

    COME AND GET IT!! <G>

    ... Bad TV: "That One Fly That Sits on the 7-Eleven Donut All Day"

    I don't want ANY insects on my food...flies, gnats, etc.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Fri Jul 10 09:21:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    lining was deteriorating and rubbing off onto the lens and that was the dirt. New case - solved that problem!
    But, you need a soft cloth on cleaning glasses...using paper
    towels and napkins could scratch the lenses.

    I wasn't overly concerned about reading glasses that cost a few dollars.
    Now my contact lenses......


    It feels like one is living there if has to wait long enough!
    One guy had been trapped at an airport for 100 days. He had
    flown in from a foreign country, but because of COVID-19, he had
    to self quarantine, but then he couldn't fly back home.

    I had read of people who "missed the deadline". Most countries were
    making arrangements to get their citizens back home but had to be done
    by a certain date.



    Their biscuits are goooood!! We haven't been to the local Red Lobster
    in probably two years and probably was because had gift certificate.
    Years ago, there was a coupon deal called FundChex...where you
    could get discounts at local businesses. Groups used them for
    fundraisers.

    We have/had something similar here where usually the high school
    graduation classes would sell coupon books with similar discounts.
    Nothing this year (of course). Bettendorf had banned all door-to-door solicitations; off-hand don't know if allowed to resume. (Which reminds
    me: I haven't seen the panhandlers - Bettendorf requires them to get a
    license which AFAIK is a minimal cost and more to keep track of them
    plus spread out so don't have several individuals fighting over the
    same location.)


    No, I didn't...I just noted the fish sandwich. I guess your
    reading glasses are dirty now. <g,d,r>
    Darn decapitated coffee! <g>
    Or after a cow has calves, she is de-calf-inated. <G>

    Moo-ving on....



    I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid. Besides, I don't want to
    break my dentures. I hear a bag of strawberry cake donuts calling
    me right now. <G>
    Wonder what ringtone they use!
    COME AND GET IT!! <G>

    <sound of running>



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    I don't want ANY insects on my food...flies, gnats, etc.

    Yummmm: protein! <bleah!>



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sun Jul 12 14:49:00 2020
    Barry,

    I wasn't overly concerned about reading glasses that cost a few
    dollars. Now my contact lenses......

    Reminds me where the blonde gets pulled over by a blonde cop. She
    can't find her drivers license, but finds a makeup mirror. When the
    cop looks in it, she said "I'm sorry. I didn't realize you were a
    cop".

    This was after the blonde said that she had contacts, and the cop
    said "I don't care who you know!! You're supposed to be wearing
    glasses!!" <G>

    I had read of people who "missed the deadline". Most countries were making arrangements to get their citizens back home but had to be done
    by a certain date.

    With Amtrak cutting all the long distance trains to 3 days a week only
    on October 1, and not being to make connections (never mind the needed
    2 week quarantines), my travel days outside central Arkansas, are over.

    We have/had something similar here where usually the high school graduation classes would sell coupon books with similar discounts.
    Nothing this year (of course). Bettendorf had banned all door-to-door solicitations; off-hand don't know if allowed to resume. (Which
    reminds me: I haven't seen the panhandlers - Bettendorf requires them
    to get a license which AFAIK is a minimal cost and more to keep track
    of them plus spread out so don't have several individuals fighting over the same location.)

    They need something like that in Arkansas.

    No, I didn't...I just noted the fish sandwich. I guess your
    reading glasses are dirty now. <g,d,r>
    Darn decapitated coffee! <g>
    Or after a cow has calves, she is de-calf-inated. <G>

    Moo-ving on....

    When I said BS one day at work, a female employee said "Cows do, too.
    But, they don't brag about it". <G>

    Wonder what ringtone they use!
    COME AND GET IT!! <G>

    <sound of running>

    Or from a play I was in 45 years ago called "Headin' For A Weddin'".
    Every play or movie I've seen has at least one scene of a dinner/meal.
    Well, when the vittles are on the table, and Maw Hollowbone (I was her
    husband in the play) yells out "Come And Get It!!", everyone yelled "Yahoo!!"...and the script noted "there is a mad rush for the table". <G>

    ... Bad TV: "That One Fly That Sits on the 7-Eleven Donut All Day"
    I don't want ANY insects on my food...flies, gnats, etc.

    Yummmm: protein! <bleah!>

    I've seen dogs snap at flies buzzing around their heads, and at times,
    they'd catch them, and eat them.

    ... PC RAID... Kills program bugs, DEAD!

    I wish there was such a product...but it'd meet its match with
    Windows. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jul 13 09:18:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    I wasn't overly concerned about reading glasses that cost a few
    dollars. Now my contact lenses......
    Reminds me where the blonde gets pulled over by a blonde cop.
    She can't find her drivers license, but finds a makeup mirror.
    When the cop looks in it, she said "I'm sorry. I didn't realize
    you were a cop".
    This was after the blonde said that she had contacts, and the
    cop said "I don't care who you know!! You're supposed to be
    wearing glasses!!" <G>

    That was one of my initial flights-of-fancy concerns when I started
    wearing contact lenses: "Says here yer' supposed t' be wearin' glasses."
    "I'm wearing contact lenses -- check my eyes."


    I had read of people who "missed the deadline". Most countries were making arrangements to get their citizens back home but had to be done
    by a certain date.
    With Amtrak cutting all the long distance trains to 3 days a
    week only on October 1, and not being to make connections (never
    mind the needed 2 week quarantines), my travel days outside
    central Arkansas, are over.

    Or at least until things settle down toward the old normal again. I
    can't see people waiting around overnight to make a connection to a city
    five or eight hours away. I'm thinking (using trains for the example)
    instead of 50 car passenger trains they'll be 10 or 20, so run more
    frequently and so more conveniently.


    We have/had something similar here where usually the high school graduation classes would sell coupon books with similar discounts.
    Nothing this year (of course). Bettendorf had banned all door-to-door solicitations; off-hand don't know if allowed to resume. (Which
    reminds me: I haven't seen the panhandlers - Bettendorf requires them
    to get a license which AFAIK is a minimal cost and more to keep track
    of them plus spread out so don't have several individuals fighting over the same location.)
    They need something like that in Arkansas.

    Or at least Little Rock.


    No, I didn't...I just noted the fish sandwich. I guess your
    reading glasses are dirty now. <g,d,r>
    Darn decapitated coffee! <g>
    Or after a cow has calves, she is de-calf-inated. <G>
    Moo-ving on....
    When I said BS one day at work, a female employee said "Cows
    do, too. But, they don't brag about it". <G>

    <chuckle> Good comeback! I have an old paperback which is a
    compilation of odds and ends. One is a simple doodle-drawing of what I
    take as two duck heads. One says "Bullsh--!", the other says "In my day
    we said 'point of order'".


    Wonder what ringtone they use!
    COME AND GET IT!! <G>
    <sound of running>
    Or from a play I was in 45 years ago called "Headin' For A
    Weddin'". Every play or movie I've seen has at least one scene of
    a dinner/meal. Well, when the vittles are on the table, and Maw
    Hollowbone (I was her husband in the play) yells out "Come And
    Get It!!", everyone yelled "Yahoo!!"...and the script noted
    "there is a mad rush for the table". <G>

    Surprise! Plastic food!!


    ... Bad TV: "That One Fly That Sits on the 7-Eleven Donut All Day"
    I don't want ANY insects on my food...flies, gnats, etc.
    Yummmm: protein! <bleah!>
    I've seen dogs snap at flies buzzing around their heads, and at
    times, they'd catch them, and eat them.

    Well if frogs can eat what bugs them....



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    Windows. :P

    <chorus> LINUX!!!

    Of course it has a few bugs and quirks too.



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Wed Jul 15 13:14:00 2020
    Barry,

    That was one of my initial flights-of-fancy concerns when I started wearing contact lenses: "Says here yer' supposed t' be wearin'
    glasses." "I'm wearing contact lenses -- check my eyes."

    Or like what Red Skelton said. He didn't want checked eyes...he
    liked them brown. Of course, it's perfect if you're a cab driver. <G>

    Or at least until things settle down toward the old normal again. I
    can't see people waiting around overnight to make a connection to a
    city five or eight hours away. I'm thinking (using trains for the example) instead of 50 car passenger trains they'll be 10 or 20, so run more frequently and so more conveniently.

    The longest Amtrak train now is Auto Train, but the back half is
    with the auto carriers. Otherwise, most have a dozen cars or less.

    to get a license which AFAIK is a minimal cost and more to keep track
    of them plus spread out so don't have several individuals fighting over the same location.)
    They need something like that in Arkansas.

    Or at least Little Rock.

    I doubt it'll happen.

    When I said BS one day at work, a female employee said "Cows
    do, too. But, they don't brag about it". <G>

    <chuckle> Good comeback! I have an old paperback which is a
    compilation of odds and ends. One is a simple doodle-drawing of what I take as two duck heads. One says "Bullsh--!", the other says "In my
    day we said 'point of order'".

    LOL!!

    a dinner/meal. Well, when the vittles are on the table, and Maw
    Hollowbone (I was her husband in the play) yells out "Come And
    Get It!!", everyone yelled "Yahoo!!"...and the script noted
    "there is a mad rush for the table". <G>

    Surprise! Plastic food!!

    Well, there goes my appetite.

    I've seen dogs snap at flies buzzing around their heads, and at
    times, they'd catch them, and eat them.

    Well if frogs can eat what bugs them....

    Really.

    ... PC RAID... Kills program bugs, DEAD!
    I wish there was such a product...but it'd meet its match with
    Windows. :P

    <chorus> LINUX!!!

    I don't have a fetish for penguins. <G>

    Of course it has a few bugs and quirks too.

    That's what I hear.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jul 16 10:07:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    That was one of my initial flights-of-fancy concerns when I started wearing contact lenses: "Says here yer' supposed t' be wearin'
    glasses." "I'm wearing contact lenses -- check my eyes."
    Or like what Red Skelton said. He didn't want checked eyes...he
    liked them brown. Of course, it's perfect if you're a cab driver. <G>

    Or black polka dots -- seeing multiple pupils would really drive people
    nuts!


    Or at least until things settle down toward the old normal again. I
    can't see people waiting around overnight to make a connection to a
    city five or eight hours away. I'm thinking (using trains for the example) instead of 50 car passenger trains they'll be 10 or 20, so run more frequently and so more conveniently.
    The longest Amtrak train now is Auto Train, but the back half
    is with the auto carriers. Otherwise, most have a dozen cars or
    less.

    Waiting as the train goes by it seems like a lot longer! <g>



    a dinner/meal. Well, when the vittles are on the table, and Maw
    Hollowbone (I was her husband in the play) yells out "Come And
    Get It!!", everyone yelled "Yahoo!!"...and the script noted
    "there is a mad rush for the table". <G>
    Surprise! Plastic food!!
    Well, there goes my appetite.

    I thought your comeback would involve plastic vomit!



    ... PC RAID... Kills program bugs, DEAD!
    I wish there was such a product...but it'd meet its match with
    Windows. :P
    <chorus> LINUX!!!
    I don't have a fetish for penguins. <G>

    You can have your choice of other animals: each version has a mascot:

    Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus
    Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark
    Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
    Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish
    Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo
    Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine
    Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
    Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla




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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sat Jul 18 13:26:00 2020
    Barry,

    Or like what Red Skelton said. He didn't want checked eyes...he
    liked them brown. Of course, it's perfect if you're a cab driver. <G>

    Or black polka dots -- seeing multiple pupils would really drive people nuts!

    That's like the dots (half-tones) in patterns. I thought those were
    cool, growing up, especially in the school math books. But, when I got
    into silkscreen printing, I hated the half-tones, and four color process.

    Waiting as the train goes by it seems like a lot longer! <g>

    As I've said...we rush to beat the traffic signals at the intersections,
    the trains at the railroad crossings, and the boats at the draw bridges.
    Yet, we'll stand patiently for 3 hours on the golf course.

    "there is a mad rush for the table". <G>
    Surprise! Plastic food!!
    Well, there goes my appetite.

    I thought your comeback would involve plastic vomit!

    You want to hear a good gag??

    <URK!><COUGH!><HACK!><GAG!><CHOKE!><PUKE!><BARF!>

    Happy now?? :P

    I don't have a fetish for penguins. <G>

    You can have your choice of other animals: each version has a mascot:

    Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus
    Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark
    Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
    Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish
    Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo
    Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine
    Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
    Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla

    Sounds like things have gone Zoo-perfluous. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sun Jul 19 09:09:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Or like what Red Skelton said. He didn't want checked eyes...he
    liked them brown. Of course, it's perfect if you're a cab driver. <G>
    Or black polka dots -- seeing multiple pupils would really drive people nuts!
    That's like the dots (half-tones) in patterns. I thought those
    were cool, growing up, especially in the school math books. But,
    when I got into silkscreen printing, I hated the half-tones, and
    four color process.

    All that cool stuff is more work!


    Waiting as the train goes by it seems like a lot longer! <g>
    As I've said...we rush to beat the traffic signals at the
    intersections, the trains at the railroad crossings, and the
    boats at the draw bridges. Yet, we'll stand patiently for 3 hours
    on the golf course.

    Because they're having fun on the golf course and not having fun waiting
    for the train to pass.


    "there is a mad rush for the table". <G>
    Surprise! Plastic food!!
    Well, there goes my appetite.
    I thought your comeback would involve plastic vomit!
    You want to hear a good gag?? <URK!><COUGH!><HACK!><GAG!><CHOKE!><PUKE!><BARF!>
    Happy now?? :P

    <sigh> I did ask for it....



    I don't have a fetish for penguins. <G>
    You can have your choice of other animals: each version has a mascot:
    Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus
    Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark
    Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
    Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish
    Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo
    Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine
    Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
    Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla
    Sounds like things have gone Zoo-perfluous. :P

    Plus a trip to the Thesaurus! ...I had not heard of a fossa as an
    animal -- it's a relative of the mongoose. Apparently creates holes,
    not is one. <rs!> ...'Eoan' I don't recall ever hearing before -- is
    'related to eastern' or 'related to dawn'. Thank goodness version 19.10
    isn't LTS!



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Tue Jul 21 12:13:00 2020
    Barry,

    That's like the dots (half-tones) in patterns. I thought those
    were cool, growing up, especially in the school math books. But,
    when I got into silkscreen printing, I hated the half-tones, and
    four color process.

    All that cool stuff is more work!

    Very much so. If you "expose" it too long, part of the design won't
    "develop out", and if it's at the wrong angle, a maure' will occur.

    As I've said...we rush to beat the traffic signals at the
    intersections, the trains at the railroad crossings, and the
    boats at the draw bridges. Yet, we'll stand patiently for 3 hours
    on the golf course.

    Because they're having fun on the golf course and not having fun
    waiting for the train to pass.

    I guess so. The scene from Caddyshack where the priest gets zapped
    comes to mind. :P

    You want to hear a good gag?? <URK!><COUGH!><HACK!><GAG!><CHOKE!><PUKE!><BARF!>
    Happy now?? :P

    <sigh> I did ask for it....

    You got it, and it wasn't a Toyota (Oh, What A Feeling!!) <G>.


    Sounds like things have gone Zoo-perfluous. :P

    Plus a trip to the Thesaurus! ...I had not heard of a fossa as an
    animal -- it's a relative of the mongoose. Apparently creates holes,
    not is one. <rs!> ...'Eoan' I don't recall ever hearing before -- is 'related to eastern' or 'related to dawn'. Thank goodness version
    19.10 isn't LTS!

    They'll come up with something.

    ... Odd Pick-Up Line: Do you have any raisins? No? How about a date?

    How about this??

    Daryl

    ... I have 365 dates a year...from the calendar on the wall.
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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jul 23 11:29:00 2020

    HI Daryl!

    That's like the dots (half-tones) in patterns. I thought those
    were cool, growing up, especially in the school math books. But,
    when I got into silkscreen printing, I hated the half-tones, and
    four color process.
    All that cool stuff is more work!
    Very much so. If you "expose" it too long, part of the design
    won't "develop out", and if it's at the wrong angle, a maure'
    will occur.

    Had and have the moire effect with certain TV scenes -- happened more
    with the CRT (glass picture tube) because of lower resolution and the
    screen to help keep the display sharp would vibrate slightly.



    You want to hear a good gag?? <URK!><COUGH!><HACK!><GAG!><CHOKE!><PUKE!><BARF!>
    Happy now?? :P
    <sigh> I did ask for it....
    You got it, and it wasn't a Toyota (Oh, What A Feeling!!) <G>.


    These puns are killing me! ...Wpnder if they're classified as a pre-
    existing condition?!


    Sounds like things have gone Zoo-perfluous. :P
    Plus a trip to the Thesaurus! ...I had not heard of a fossa as an
    animal -- it's a relative of the mongoose. Apparently creates holes,
    not is one. <rs!> ...'Eoan' I don't recall ever hearing before -- is 'related to eastern' or 'related to dawn'. Thank goodness version
    19.10 isn't LTS!
    They'll come up with something.

    For fun I was trying to find the antonym for 'eoan' -- either isn't one
    or realy hard to locate.


    ... Odd Pick-Up Line: Do you have any raisins? No? How about a date?
    How about this??
    ... I have 365 dates a year...from the calendar on the wall.

    You are a busy man.




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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sat Jul 25 11:43:00 2020
    Barry,

    I hadn't seen any emails from you in a few days...glad to see posts
    from you here.

    Very much so. If you "expose" it too long, part of the design
    won't "develop out", and if it's at the wrong angle, a maure'
    will occur.

    Had and have the moire effect with certain TV scenes -- happened more
    with the CRT (glass picture tube) because of lower resolution and the screen to help keep the display sharp would vibrate slightly.

    I didn't know how that was spelled, but I believe it's French.

    These puns are killing me! ...Wpnder if they're classified as a pre- existing condition?!

    I doubt it was held this past year, due to COVID-19. But, in previous
    years, in late April or early May, was the World Championship Pun-Off in Austin, Texas, to benefit the O. Henry Museum.

    The humor was drier than the Sahara...and there were 2 categories, for
    the gluttons for pun-ishment. <G>

    1) Punniest Of Show - you do a story or joke, full of puns, or with a
    big one at the end. It's best to deliver it in 60 seconds or less, as
    at 90 seconds, a bell rings, and points start getting deducted. At 2
    minutes, a second bell rings, and you're disqualified. Tiffany Wimberly, originally from northwest Arkansas, lives in the Florida Panhandle with
    her husband (last I heard). We joked if she lost, she'd be in a tiff. <G>
    But, one year, she won it all with Ra-Pun-Zel.

    2) High Lies And Low Puns - there are several categories, and you know
    what categories might be chosen. But, until you and another punster get
    on stage in head to head compuntition (pun intended), you don't know
    what the category will be. You have 5 seconds to make a pun, then it
    goes to your rival, who has likewise. You can't use the same pun twice,
    and the one who fails to make a pun in 5 seconds, is disqualified.

    ... Odd Pick-Up Line: Do you have any raisins? No? How about a date?
    How about this??
    ... I have 365 dates a year...from the calendar on the wall.

    You are a busy man.

    I thought you were, having not seen any emails from you for a few days.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sun Jul 26 09:02:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    I hadn't seen any emails from you in a few days...glad to see
    posts from you here.

    Have been replying; there have been a couple of days when nothing to me
    and so nothing to reply to; will scan though others and occasionally
    comment.


    Very much so. If you "expose" it too long, part of the design
    won't "develop out", and if it's at the wrong angle, a maure'
    will occur.
    Had and have the moire effect with certain TV scenes -- happened more
    with the CRT (glass picture tube) because of lower resolution and the screen to help keep the display sharp would vibrate slightly.
    I didn't know how that was spelled, but I believe it's French.

    I don't know the origin but with the accent mark would tend to be a possibility. Your spelling made sense and there is a colour 'mauve' so
    was thinking maybe a word I hadn't heard of.


    These puns are killing me! ...Wonder if they're classified as a pre- existing condition?!
    I doubt it was held this past year, due to COVID-19. But, in
    previous years, in late April or early May, was the World
    Championship Pun-Off in Austin, Texas, to benefit the O. Henry
    Museum.

    Now why is the pun contest benefiting a candy bar?!


    The humor was drier than the Sahara...and there were 2
    categories, for the gluttons for pun-ishment. <G>

    (Hang on folks: it's going to get worse!)

    1) Punniest Of Show - you do a story or joke, full of puns, or
    with a big one at the end. It's best to deliver it in 60 seconds
    or less, as at 90 seconds, a bell rings, and points start getting deducted. At 2 minutes, a second bell rings, and you're
    disqualified. Tiffany Wimberly, originally from northwest
    Arkansas, lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband (last I
    heard). We joked if she lost, she'd be in a tiff. <G> But, one
    year, she won it all with Ra-Pun-Zel.

    Then she might try poetry:
    There once was a gal named Tiffany Winberly
    Who went by the nickname Tiff.
    Her husband's name was Last I Heard
    But Tiff didn't want to be Heard.

    Well at least I didn't get the two minute bell!


    2) High Lies And Low Puns - there are several categories, and you
    know what categories might be chosen. But, until you and another
    punster get on stage in head to head compuntition (pun intended),
    you don't know what the category will be. You have 5 seconds to
    make a pun, then it goes to your rival, who has likewise. You
    can't use the same pun twice, and the one who fails to make a pun
    in 5 seconds, is disqualified.

    Fast thinking needed!! A quick quip.


    ... Odd Pick-Up Line: Do you have any raisins? No? How about a date?
    How about this??
    ... I have 365 dates a year...from the calendar on the wall.
    You are a busy man.
    I thought you were, having not seen any emails from you for a
    few days.

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder?


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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Tue Jul 28 09:45:00 2020
    Barry,

    Have been replying; there have been a couple of days when nothing to me and so nothing to reply to; will scan though others and occasionally comment.

    I've seen that some days as well. Thunderstorms are forecast here from Wednesday through next Sunday, so I'm likely going to be offline, with no BBSing or email for several days. Oh well, I can catch up on sleep.

    I don't know the origin but with the accent mark would tend to be a possibility. Your spelling made sense and there is a colour 'mauve' so was thinking maybe a word I hadn't heard of.

    Not sure...but it ruined the whole design when it got in there.

    Now why is the pun contest benefiting a candy bar?!

    Because it was sweet?? :P

    (Hang on folks: it's going to get worse!)

    The beauty of the pun is in the groan of the recipient.

    Well at least I didn't get the two minute bell!

    Never mind the 2 minute warning. I'll have to get it off of the
    BBS computer and post it...unless it's in the 90 day cycle of the
    autoposts.

    Fast thinking needed!! A quick quip.

    That is true.

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder?

    Well, that reminds me of a joke. Every time this woman, who loved
    riding motorcycles, every time she farted, she wouldn't hear the
    "poot", but "Honda"...like starting the motorcycle up.

    So, she goes to her doctor, and gets naked, for her to examine
    her butt. The doctor groans "Oh, no!!". Panicked, the woman screams
    "What??!!".

    Her doctor tells her she has an anal abscess...because "abscess
    makes the fart go Honda". <BG>

    I know...don't quit my day job <LOL!>.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Wed Jul 29 09:43:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Have been replying; there have been a couple of days when nothing to me and so nothing to reply to; will scan though others and occasionally comment.
    I've seen that some days as well.

    Just have times when we're not able to do messaging for various reasons.


    Thunderstorms are forecast
    here from Wednesday through next Sunday, so I'm likely going to
    be offline, with no BBSing or email for several days. Oh well, I
    can catch up on sleep.

    Nah: Mother Nature will do the "KA-POW!" thunder thing! Today is
    supposed to be the last of the humidity for about a week. Right now 68 (ahhh!) and 77% humidity (drip...drip...)



    I don't know the origin but with the accent mark would tend to be a possibility. Your spelling made sense and there is a colour 'mauve' so was thinking maybe a word I hadn't heard of.
    Not sure...but it ruined the whole design when it got in there.

    Add some other pattern and make it part of the design. Probably
    couldn't have sold to the original customer but someone else might be interested in a one-of-a-kind!



    Well at least I didn't get the two minute bell!
    Never mind the 2 minute warning. I'll have to get it off of the
    BBS computer and post it...unless it's in the 90 day cycle of the autoposts.

    Step 1: Try to remember where could be.
    Step 2: Try to remember where that file is buried in the subdirs.




    Well, that reminds me of a joke. Every time this woman, who
    loved riding motorcycles, every time she farted, she wouldn't
    hear the "poot", but "Honda"...like starting the motorcycle up.
    So, she goes to her doctor, and gets naked, for her to examine
    her butt. The doctor groans "Oh, no!!". Panicked, the woman
    screams "What??!!".
    Her doctor tells her she has an anal abscess...because "abscess
    makes the fart go Honda". <BG>
    I know...don't quit my day job <LOL!>.

    Say goodnight Daryl!



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Thu Jul 30 21:05:00 2020
    Barry,

    I think by the 11th (week after July 4) the leftover fireworks were
    done.

    I think they are done here...but you can't tell if it's fireworks or
    gunfire.

    She was also one of the first in her office to re-open... :)

    So she is ahead of everyone! :)

    But, some who reopened early have had to close back down. :(

    Probably! Noticed during last Thursday's shopping a little frost
    buildup in a few areas but nothing major like originally.

    It'll be stormy here overnight through Saturday, but highs next
    week will be 10-15 degrees below normal...in the upper 70s to mid
    80s -- not bad for early August!!

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Nancy Backus on Thu Jul 30 21:07:00 2020
    Nancy,

    Our (wireless) alarm system also uses a cell phone to communicate with Central Monitoring instead of using our phone line... but there's lots
    of good reasons to keep the basic phone system analog....

    I've got ADT here, and have been a customer of theirs for years. They switched the deal from analog to cellular to notify them automatically
    if power goes out, and an event occcurs. There is a battery backup that
    keeps the system going for at least 24 hours. If I can get a generator
    this fall, that'll be less of a concern, as I'll be able to keep power
    almost non-stop. Any outages will only be 15 seconds or less, before
    the generator realizes what has happened, and it kicks in. The BBS may
    be down if the internet feed goes out, but I have UPS devices on all
    the computers.

    That can backfire, though... saving a little money isn't worth having major issues from not taking necessary meds....

    This is true...but sometimes, I get so busy, I forget to take them.
    I like to take them with meals, but would prefer to take most of them
    on an empty stomach.

    I don't even want to go to a tennis court to fight over love.
    Hmmm... that could be worked into a tagline. <G>

    Um... we aren't talking family or divorce court, but the court for settling estates.... :) And in tennis, love means nothing... ;)

    This is true. I had to get a lawyer after Janice died, to take care
    of her assets, since she didn't have a will. Thankfully, both my Mom
    and Dad had a will, so probate court was avoided. In her case, all of
    her assets had to go into paying the nursing home bill. The "final
    check" of the insurance should be here in about a month, but the main
    deal for me will be to get a generator.

    I'd like to take that one final train trip next June, but from what
    I hear, with Amtrak greatly reducing services...and I don't want to
    fly, take the bus, or drive, my travel outside of central Arkansas
    may be over.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Fri Jul 31 10:21:00 2020
    Barry,

    Just have times when we're not able to do messaging for various
    reasons.

    Yep. The BBS was down overnight for thunderstorms.

    Nah: Mother Nature will do the "KA-POW!" thunder thing! Today is
    supposed to be the last of the humidity for about a week. Right now
    68 (ahhh!) and 77% humidity (drip...drip...)

    It's 78 here now...with rain and storms to my south and southwest.
    A couple of heavier cells just to my southwest right now, moving to
    the northeast.

    Add some other pattern and make it part of the design. Probably
    couldn't have sold to the original customer but someone else might be interested in a one-of-a-kind!

    At the workplace, the designing was done on Mac computers. To me,
    an Apple is something you eat. <G>

    Step 1: Try to remember where could be.
    Step 2: Try to remember where that file is buried in the subdirs.

    Had that this morning...finally found what I was looking for. Also,
    was getting slammed on the email ports...and figured out how to block
    it via Peerblock...it was a whole slew of them...the first 3 digits
    were identical.

    I know...don't quit my day job <LOL!>.

    Say goodnight Daryl!

    Goodnight, George (Gracie is busy <G>).

    ... He's so old he farts dust!

    Visibility did get rather crappy. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Fri Jul 31 08:00:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    I think by the 11th (week after July 4) the leftover fireworks were
    done.
    I think they are done here...but you can't tell if it's
    fireworks or gunfire.

    Hopefully fireworks and not gunfire.



    She was also one of the first in her office to re-open... :)
    So she is ahead of everyone! :)
    But, some who reopened early have had to close back down. :(

    Unfortunately yes. I don't think there have been any incidents like
    that around here. One downtown bar closed voluntarily because the
    owner didn't want to be the potential cause of an outbreak. (I'm not
    sure if still closed.) We've had a few places closed temporarily
    because of a COVID-19 case appearing.



    It'll be stormy here overnight through Saturday, but highs next
    week will be 10-15 degrees below normal...in the upper 70s to mid
    80s -- not bad for early August!!

    Yes, cooled off last night; highs for today and the weekend in the upper
    70's; start of next week in the low 70's. Just might be opening the
    windows -- as long as the humidity is low.


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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sun Aug 2 12:01:00 2020
    Barry,

    Hopefully fireworks and not gunfire.

    What was your first clue?? They're shooting them off again here.
    Most of society now is selfish, and inconsiderate for the welfare
    of others.

    But, some who reopened early have had to close back down. :(

    Unfortunately yes. I don't think there have been any incidents like
    that around here. One downtown bar closed voluntarily because the
    owner didn't want to be the potential cause of an outbreak. (I'm not
    sure if still closed.) We've had a few places closed temporarily
    because of a COVID-19 case appearing.

    Area Chick-Fil-A's don't have dining room seating, although you can
    walk in, and place a "to go" order, or go through the drive thru. Also,
    because of COVID-19, only ONE person is allowed in the restroom at a
    time. All I can think of is the video in the zoo, where the orangutang
    (sp?) is swinging and banging on the door, and making horrid noises.
    The caption is "When you have to go potty, and the person inside is
    taking their time". :P

    Yes, cooled off last night; highs for today and the weekend in the
    upper 70's; start of next week in the low 70's. Just might be opening
    the windows -- as long as the humidity is low.

    The heat returns by late week, although isolated thunderstorms are still possible.

    ... You were expecting still another smartaleck message here today?

    I tried that approach with my late wife, when I told her that "my head
    is so far up my butt, that I can see my throat". Without missing a beat,
    she quipped "That's why your eyes are brown". <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Tue Aug 4 07:59:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Hopefully fireworks and not gunfire.
    What was your first clue?? They're shooting them off again
    here. Most of society now is selfish, and inconsiderate for the
    welfare of others.

    I don't know most: "the squeaky wheel gets the grease" and so a few get
    all the news. Those few can create a lot of damage and distress for the others. As for the fireworks, unless pretty much next door can't for-
    certain identify their location for the police to handle (at minimum a
    noise complaint); I nd;t know what I'd do in your situation.


    But, some who reopened early have had to close back down. :(
    Unfortunately yes. I don't think there have been any incidents like
    that around here. One downtown bar closed voluntarily because the
    owner didn't want to be the potential cause of an outbreak. (I'm not
    sure if still closed.) We've had a few places closed temporarily
    because of a COVID-19 case appearing.
    Area Chick-Fil-A's don't have dining room seating, although you
    can walk in, and place a "to go" order, or go through the drive
    thru. Also, because of COVID-19, only ONE person is allowed in
    the restroom at a time. All I can think of is the video in the
    zoo, where the orangutang (sp?) is swinging and banging on the
    door, and making horrid noises. The caption is "When you have to
    go potty, and the person inside is taking their time". :P

    <chuckle> Sub-captions could be "don't wait until the last minute" and
    "plan ahead".



    Yes, cooled off last night; highs for today and the weekend in the
    upper 70's; start of next week in the low 70's. Just might be opening
    the windows -- as long as the humidity is low.
    The heat returns by late week, although isolated thunderstorms
    are still possible.

    The morning nes reported 53 out there this morning! That was at the
    Quad City International Airport about 10 miles south of the house; the Davenport Municipal Airport was reporting 57 -- which was almost the
    'hot spot' on the regional map. Supposed to warm up to the low- and
    mid-80's next week.


    ... You were expecting still another smartaleck message here today?
    I tried that approach with my late wife, when I told her that
    "my head is so far up my butt, that I can see my throat". Without
    missing a beat, she quipped "That's why your eyes are brown". <G>

    And the next lines are "wipe you tears". "Those are tears."


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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Thu Aug 6 07:59:00 2020
    Barry,

    I don't know most: "the squeaky wheel gets the grease" and so a few get all the news. Those few can create a lot of damage and distress for
    the others. As for the fireworks, unless pretty much next door can't
    for- certain identify their location for the police to handle (at
    minimum a noise complaint); I nd;t know what I'd do in your situation.

    My Dad always said that. Yet, the media is awfully biased...but that's
    a topic for the political echoes. <G>

    What is "nd';t" ?? I guess fat fingered censors didn't want you to
    type "don't". Or, are you using secret codes?? <G>

    the restroom at a time. All I can think of is the video in the
    zoo, where the orangutang (sp?) is swinging and banging on the
    door, and making horrid noises. The caption is "When you have to
    go potty, and the person inside is taking their time". :P

    <chuckle> Sub-captions could be "don't wait until the last minute" and "plan ahead".

    Really. Yet, nature tends to call at the most inopportune time.
    In the early years of my marriage, when I had numerous IBS attacks,
    I obviously was "on the throne" much of the time (although some would
    say I was full of [poop] anyway). But, my wife asked "We might as well
    bring your computer and the TV in here...you spend so much of your
    day here". That's like the T-Shirt she got done for me right before
    she died. On the front, it said "WARNING!! KLUTZ ON THE LOOSE!!". On
    the back, it said "DANGER!! ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN!!".

    Nice to have the spouse so supportive. <G>

    The morning nes reported 53 out there this morning! That was at the
    Quad City International Airport about 10 miles south of the house; the Davenport Municipal Airport was reporting 57 -- which was almost the
    'hot spot' on the regional map. Supposed to warm up to the low- and mid-80's next week.

    Wonder if that's a harbinger of winter?? We'll hear the wooly worm
    outlooks, and other folklore deals soon enough.

    ... You were expecting still another smartaleck message here today?
    I tried that approach with my late wife, when I told her that
    "my head is so far up my butt, that I can see my throat". Without
    missing a beat, she quipped "That's why your eyes are brown". <G>

    And the next lines are "wipe you tears". "Those are tears."

    I would hope so. :P

    ... December 19: Underdog Day

    There's no need to fear...Christmas in 6 days will be here. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sat Aug 8 07:20:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    I don't know most: "the squeaky wheel gets the grease" and so a few get all the news. Those few can create a lot of damage and distress for
    the others. As for the fireworks, unless pretty much next door can't
    for- certain identify their location for the police to handle (at
    minimum a noise complaint); I nd;t know what I'd do in your situation.
    My Dad always said that. Yet, the media is awfully biased...but
    that's a topic for the political echoes. <G>

    Everything and body is biased! If it weren't for politics and weather
    the news programmes would be just five minutes long (with commercials
    <g>)



    What is "nd';t" ?? I guess fat fingered censors didn't want you
    to type "don't". Or, are you using secret codes?? <G>

    Yes. 'Now I muss keel yew' as Achmed would say.


    the restroom at a time. All I can think of is the video in the
    zoo, where the orangutang (sp?) is swinging and banging on the
    door, and making horrid noises. The caption is "When you have to
    go potty, and the person inside is taking their time". :P
    <chuckle> Sub-captions could be "don't wait until the last minute" and "plan ahead".
    Really. Yet, nature tends to call at the most inopportune time.
    In the early years of my marriage, when I had numerous IBS
    attacks, I obviously was "on the throne" much of the time
    (although some would say I was full of [poop] anyway). But, my
    wife asked "We might as well bring your computer and the TV in
    here...you spend so much of your day here".

    With cell phone, notebooks and laptops it wouldn't be that hard!



    The morning nes reported 53 out there this morning! That was at the
    Quad City International Airport about 10 miles south of the house; the Davenport Municipal Airport was reporting 57 -- which was almost the
    'hot spot' on the regional map. Supposed to warm up to the low- and mid-80's next week.
    Wonder if that's a harbinger of winter?? We'll hear the wooly
    worm outlooks, and other folklore deals soon enough.

    I don't know: there used to be sort of a friendly competition with a
    local meteorologist and an 'amateur' weather observer, the latter making
    his forecasts based on the various critters' activities and coatings,
    and the like. The meteorologist moved to a different part of the
    country and that ended that..



    ... December 19: Underdog Day
    There's no need to fear...Christmas in 6 days will be here. <G>

    And then see the tagline for the day after.


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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Mon Aug 10 13:38:00 2020
    Barry,

    Everything and body is biased! If it weren't for politics and weather
    the news programmes would be just five minutes long (with commercials
    <g>)

    The majority of the commercials are downright stupid. But, there are
    some I don't mind seeing again and again.

    What is "nd';t" ?? I guess fat fingered censors didn't want you
    to type "don't". Or, are you using secret codes?? <G>

    Yes. 'Now I muss keel yew' as Achmed would say.

    Did you see his video when all of them got arrested by the California
    Highway Police (CHIPS), for disorderly conduct??

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-LSITHEhc4

    Jeff is the detective, and toward the end, he has them lined up along
    the "mug shot line"...to read the card, which says "Silence. I Kill You". Peanut looked at it, and asked "Seriously??!!" You had Peanut, Walter,
    Bubba Jo, and Achmed. You can guess who blew up the police station. <G>

    With cell phone, notebooks and laptops it wouldn't be that hard!

    Well, you need to have a place to set it when you "are done". :P

    I don't know: there used to be sort of a friendly competition with a
    local meteorologist and an 'amateur' weather observer, the latter
    making his forecasts based on the various critters' activities and coatings, and the like. The meteorologist moved to a different part of the country and that ended that..

    I would say so.

    ... December 19: Underdog Day
    There's no need to fear...Christmas in 6 days will be here. <G>

    And then see the tagline for the day after.

    ... December 26: National Whiner's Day. (Hmmm: Christmas is the 25th!)

    Yep...especially when the bills arrive.

    Daryl

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  • From Mike Powell@454:3/105 to DARYL STOUT on Tue Aug 11 15:52:00 2020
    The majority of the commercials are downright stupid. But, there are
    some I don't mind seeing again and again.

    There are some with the scented dryer (or washer) beads that I think are a little creepy. The Dr. Pepper ads with Little Pepper (or whatever his name
    is) are mostly awful. On the other hand, I am glad to see that COVID has brought Lily Adams back to the AT&T commercials. :)

    Mike


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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Mike Powell on Wed Aug 12 16:54:00 2020
    Mike,

    There are some with the scented dryer (or washer) beads that I think
    are a little creepy. The Dr. Pepper ads with Little Pepper (or
    whatever his name is) are mostly awful. On the other hand, I am glad
    to see that COVID has brought Lily Adams back to the AT&T commercials.
    :)

    I missed that...but saw where there's a shortage of Dr. Pepper now.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sat Aug 15 19:44:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Everything and body is biased! If it weren't for politics and weather
    the news programmes would be just five minutes long (with commercials <g>)
    The majority of the commercials are downright stupid. But,
    there are some I don't mind seeing again and again.

    Yes, there are a few that are entertaining: GEICO has numerous
    entertaining one. some of the Progressive Insurance ones with Flo are
    good. Have a regional restaurant called Maid Rite (on the original
    _Roseanne_ show the references to 'loose meat sandwiches' was to their signature offering) with a maybe 10-second spot pretty much consisting
    of a photograph of the current special. We'll just say it looks like a
    kid took the picture with their cell phone.


    What is "nd';t" ?? I guess fat fingered censors didn't want you
    to type "don't". Or, are you using secret codes?? <G>
    Yes. 'Now I muss keel yew' as Achmed would say.
    Did you see his video when all of them got arrested by the
    California Highway Police (CHIPS), for disorderly conduct??
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-LSITHEhc4

    I'll take a look at a it late -- trying to catch up!


    I don't know: there used to be sort of a friendly competition with a
    local meteorologist and an 'amateur' weather observer, the latter
    making his forecasts based on the various critters' activities and coatings, and the like. The meteorologist moved to a different part of the country and that ended that..
    I would say so.

    Unfortunately. It was interesting how Mpother Nature knew and man
    guessed.


    ... December 19: Underdog Day
    There's no need to fear...Christmas in 6 days will be here. <G>

    Plenty of time to go shopping!


    And then see the tagline for the day after.
    ... December 26: National Whiner's Day. (Hmmm: Christmas is the 25th!)
    Yep...especially when the bills arrive.

    Which a lot of people seem to forget that reaction to a purchase.



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Mon Aug 17 00:43:00 2020
    Barry,

    Yes, there are a few that are entertaining: GEICO has numerous entertaining one. some of the Progressive Insurance ones with Flo are good. Have a regional restaurant called Maid Rite (on the original _Roseanne_ show the references to 'loose meat sandwiches' was to their signature offering) with a maybe 10-second spot pretty much consisting
    of a photograph of the current special. We'll just say it looks like a kid took the picture with their cell phone.

    One from Geico awhile back had the theme from Peter Gunn...and Gecko
    driving this "small car", and he pulls into the reserved parking space "Employee Of The Month".

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-LSITHEhc4

    I'll take a look at a it late -- trying to catch up!

    I think the reason Jeff Dunham has such wild material at times, is because
    he can do it.

    Unfortunately. It was interesting how Mpother Nature knew and man guessed.

    Only The Good Lord knows what's going to happen. You no doubt have heard about the guy who shoveled 5 inches of partly cloudy off of his driveway. <G>

    ... December 19: Underdog Day
    There's no need to fear...Christmas in 6 days will be here. <G>

    Plenty of time to go shopping!

    Bah!! Humbug!! <G>


    And then see the tagline for the day after.
    ... December 26: National Whiner's Day. (Hmmm: Christmas is the 25th!)
    Yep...especially when the bills arrive.

    Which a lot of people seem to forget that reaction to a purchase.

    Or like "The Credit Card Song" that Dick Feller did years ago...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pTGf6Yw-1g

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Tue Aug 18 07:59:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Yes, there are a few that are entertaining: GEICO has numerous entertaining one. some of the Progressive Insurance ones with Flo are
    One from Geico awhile back had the theme from Peter Gunn...and
    Gecko driving this "small car", and he pulls into the reserved
    parking space "Employee Of The Month".

    I remember his small car and employee of the month but not the Peter
    Gunn Theme accompanying.



    Unfortunately. It was interesting how Mpother Nature knew and man guessed.
    Only The Good Lord knows what's going to happen. You no doubt
    have heard about the guy who shoveled 5 inches of partly cloudy
    off of his driveway. <G>

    BTDT! He doesn't make mistakes but sometimes I wonder if it's a case of
    "I wonder what this button does?".


    ... December 19: Underdog Day
    There's no need to fear...Christmas in 6 days will be here. <G>
    Plenty of time to go shopping!
    Bah!! Humbug!! <G>

    Shop for the presents! Shop for the meals! Shop to make the house look fabulous to the guests!



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sun Aug 23 10:13:00 2020
    Barry,

    Since we can't do sound effects in the "text messages", I found
    the deal on YouTube. It wasn't the Peter Gunn theme, but this it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH3rqNBo1ew

    I could see how that could have been brought back from a dusty memory
    as the Peter Gunn Theme.

    I wonder where the little booger got gas for his car...since he did
    save a bunch of money on his car insurance. <G>

    Or "An overnight blizzard is God saying 'Take Today Off From
    Work'" <G>.

    As so the Devil created telecommuting to work!

    Or in "The Fat Bible" where God creates all these healthy and
    nutritious foods, Satan basically says "Forget nutrition!! Bring
    on the luscious fat!!". So, man is sitting on the couch, eating
    junk food to the max, and has a massive heart attack. So, God
    created quadruple bypass surgery...and Satan created HMO's. <G>

    Better than the guy who wakes up in the hospital morgue, who
    wakes up, wondering "If I'm alive, what am I doing here?? And, if
    I'm dead, how come I have to go to the bathroom??". :P

    Either way he has a problem!

    I would say so!!

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Thu Aug 20 09:08:00 2020
    Barry,

    Yes, there are a few that are entertaining: GEICO has numerous entertaining one. some of the Progressive Insurance ones with Flo are
    One from Geico awhile back had the theme from Peter Gunn...and
    Gecko driving this "small car", and he pulls into the reserved
    parking space "Employee Of The Month".

    I remember his small car and employee of the month but not the Peter
    Gunn Theme accompanying.

    Since we can't do sound effects in the "text messages", I found the
    deal on YouTube. It wasn't the Peter Gunn theme, but this it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH3rqNBo1ew

    Only The Good Lord knows what's going to happen. You no doubt
    have heard about the guy who shoveled 5 inches of partly cloudy
    off of his driveway. <G>

    BTDT! He doesn't make mistakes but sometimes I wonder if it's a case
    of "I wonder what this button does?".

    Or "An overnight blizzard is God saying 'Take Today Off From Work'" <G>.

    Shop for the presents! Shop for the meals! Shop to make the house
    look fabulous to the guests!

    <TTTHHHHPPPPPBBBBBTTTTT!!> (doing my Bill The Cat from "Bloom
    County" imitation).

    ... If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance!

    Better than the guy who wakes up in the hospital morgue, who wakes
    up, wondering "If I'm alive, what am I doing here?? And, if I'm dead,
    how come I have to go to the bathroom??". :P

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Fri Aug 21 07:34:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Yes, there are a few that are entertaining: GEICO has numerous entertaining one. some of the Progressive Insurance ones with Flo are
    One from Geico awhile back had the theme from Peter Gunn...and
    Gecko driving this "small car", and he pulls into the reserved
    parking space "Employee Of The Month".
    I remember his small car and employee of the month but not the Peter
    Gunn Theme accompanying.
    Since we can't do sound effects in the "text messages", I found
    the deal on YouTube. It wasn't the Peter Gunn theme, but this it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH3rqNBo1ew

    I could see how that could have been brought back from a dusty memory as
    the Peter Gunn Theme.


    Only The Good Lord knows what's going to happen. You no doubt
    have heard about the guy who shoveled 5 inches of partly cloudy
    off of his driveway. <G>
    BTDT! He doesn't make mistakes but sometimes I wonder if it's a case
    of "I wonder what this button does?".
    Or "An overnight blizzard is God saying 'Take Today Off From
    Work'" <G>.

    As so the Devil created telecommuting to work!



    ... If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance!
    Better than the guy who wakes up in the hospital morgue, who
    wakes up, wondering "If I'm alive, what am I doing here?? And, if
    I'm dead, how come I have to go to the bathroom??". :P

    Either way he has a problem!



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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Mon Aug 24 07:49:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Since we can't do sound effects in the "text messages", I found
    the deal on YouTube. It wasn't the Peter Gunn theme, but this it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH3rqNBo1ew
    I could see how that could have been brought back from a dusty memory
    as the Peter Gunn Theme.
    I wonder where the little booger got gas for his car...since he
    did save a bunch of money on his car insurance. <G>

    If he's smart he would have gotten his gas at a low price with other
    savings like those with grocery store ponts!


    Or "An overnight blizzard is God saying 'Take Today Off From
    Work'" <G>.
    As so the Devil created telecommuting to work!
    Or in "The Fat Bible" where God creates all these healthy and
    nutritious foods, Satan basically says "Forget nutrition!! Bring
    on the luscious fat!!". So, man is sitting on the couch, eating
    junk food to the max, and has a massive heart attack. So, God
    created quadruple bypass surgery...and Satan created HMO's. <G>

    Must have been an undesireable human if both are trying to keep on
    Earth!



    ... Digital watch owners, your days are numbered!

    That reminded me: at the store I wore an analog watch -- bring up the
    arm, glance at the time, done. No buttons to push. Would get asked
    what time it was and I soon learned most had no concept of 'quarter of'
    and the like, so had to say "8:45". Then for some reason that also
    created a problem, as did "8:10" and even "8:05"; the 'marker' times
    (where the clock digits are or would be) seemed not be be giving a sense
    of accuracy like a digital display would, even though both analog and
    digital times have "8:15". Ended up learning to lie a bit: if
    really-truely 8:15 would say '8:16' and never be questioned like I had
    been with '8:15'.



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Fri Aug 28 22:37:00 2020
    Barry,

    I wonder where the little booger got gas for his car...since he
    did save a bunch of money on his car insurance. <G>

    If he's smart he would have gotten his gas at a low price with other savings like those with grocery store ponts!

    For what they charge with the premiums, he should've had the money!!

    The insurance company commercials are getting really bizarre...

    1) Allstate -- Mayhem (my favorite). You can find several of them on
    YouTube. I especially like the one as "the mean little kid", throwing
    a temper tantrum in the back of the car, and throwing stuff everywhere, screaming "MOMMY!! MOMMY!! MOMMY!! MOMMY!!". <G>

    2) Progressive -- One they have now where "things aren't normal", as
    these females are ending their conversation thread with "da", as if
    they were Swedish. Now, I've got a craving for those meatballs. :P

    3) Liberty Mutual -- These are now dealing with Doug and his emu.
    The 2 that come to mind are:

    A) On the plane, he is asked if he has a special permit for his
    "assistive bird".

    B) On a workout, the exercise instructor says "Pick up the pace,
    bird legs!!". Doug says "Don't talk to Lema like that!!"...to which,
    she replies "I'm talking to you!!" <G>

    Must have been an undesireable human if both are trying to keep on
    Earth!

    It makes you wonder.

    I love garden salads, but they have to be made with iceberg lettuce.
    I can't eat romaine or leaf lettuce. But, the iceberg lettuce has a
    large amount of fiber, as if I was drinking prune juice.

    ... Digital watch owners, your days are numbered!

    That reminded me: at the store I wore an analog watch -- bring up the
    arm, glance at the time, done. No buttons to push. Would get asked
    what time it was and I soon learned most had no concept of 'quarter of' and the like, so had to say "8:45". Then for some reason that also created a problem, as did "8:10" and even "8:05"; the 'marker' times (where the clock digits are or would be) seemed not be be giving a
    sense of accuracy like a digital display would, even though both analog and digital times have "8:15". Ended up learning to lie a bit: if really-truely 8:15 would say '8:16' and never be questioned like I had been with '8:15'.

    Tell them it's "daytime" or "nighttime", and be done with it...but,
    they might say "No [kidding], Sherlock!!" :P

    Daryl

    ... Q: How long does take to put on a pair of underwear?
    A: A brief second.

    That Depends if you try to do it with your shoes on. (Yeah, TMI). <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sat Aug 29 09:04:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    Got messages! You're online! Hurricane Laura must not have been too
    nasty to you!


    I wonder where the little booger got gas for his car...since he
    did save a bunch of money on his car insurance. <G>
    If he's smart he would have gotten his gas at a low price with other savings like those with grocery store ponts!
    For what they charge with the premiums, he should've had the
    money!!

    When he got his agent he had to get a cheap one and so the negotiations weren't as good as they could have been. Sadly, our little gecko friend
    didn't make out as well as he could have.



    The insurance company commercials are getting really bizarre...

    1) Allstate -- Mayhem (my favorite). You can find several of them
    on YouTube. I especially like the one as "the mean little kid",
    throwing a temper tantrum in the back of the car, and throwing
    stuff everywhere, screaming "MOMMY!! MOMMY!! MOMMY!! MOMMY!!".


    Generally a pretty good package. I'll admit to not quite understanding
    some initially.

    This just popped in to my mind: during the late 60's, maybe early 70's in
    the Boston area and I guess it went nationally was a commerical for
    Prince (brand) spaghetti. 'Typical Italian mother' yells from a third-
    fourth story window of a tenament building for her kid dinner is ready.
    He's seen running through the streets... Shot of the apartment and
    kitchen where the spaghetti dinner is being made. Voiceover explaining.
    Kid now bursts in the aparment door and leans, slightly panting, against
    the entry wall with a big satisfied grin on his face. VO: "Wednesday is
    Prince Spaghetti Day." Anyway, the child actor died earlier this week.
    He didn't make too much from the commercial but he had been recognized throughout the years. His wife was from the Doninican Republic, had
    never seen the commercial, and couldn't figure out why strangers knew
    her husband.


    2) Progressive -- One they have now where "things aren't normal",
    as these females are ending their conversation thread with "da",
    as if they were Swedish. Now, I've got a craving for those
    meatballs. :P

    Cue Alka Selzer's "that's a spicy meat-aball"!


    3) Liberty Mutual -- These are now dealing with Doug and his emu.
    The 2 that come to mind are:

    That combination I haven't quite figured out.

    A) On the plane, he is asked if he has a special permit for his
    "assistive bird".

    So is the bird medical or just a business partner?


    B) On a workout, the exercise instructor says "Pick up the pace,
    bird legs!!". Doug says "Don't talk to Lema like that!!"...to
    which, she replies "I'm talking to you!!" <G>

    OK, so that one is clever!



    I love garden salads, but they have to be made with iceberg
    lettuce. I can't eat romaine or leaf lettuce. But, the iceberg
    lettuce has a large amount of fiber, as if I was drinking prune
    juice.

    There was another old commercial, probably for a dish soap, with the
    tagline "gets you out of the kitchen _fast_!" Dad used to compare it to
    prune juice and other laxatives.


    ... Digital watch owners, your days are numbered!
    That reminded me: at the store I wore an analog watch -- bring up the
    arm, glance at the time, done. No buttons to push. Would get asked
    what time it was and I soon learned most had no concept of 'quarter of' and the like, so had to say "8:45". Then for some reason that also created a problem, as did "8:10" and even "8:05"; the 'marker' times (where the clock digits are or would be) seemed not be be giving a
    sense of accuracy like a digital display would, even though both analog and digital times have "8:15". Ended up learning to lie a bit: if really-truely 8:15 would say '8:16' and never be questioned like I had been with '8:15'.
    Tell them it's "daytime" or "nighttime", and be done with
    it...but, they might say "No [kidding], Sherlock!!" :P

    Being that vague would have made things worse.


    ... Q: How long does take to put on a pair of underwear?
    A: A brief second.
    That Depends if you try to do it with your shoes on. (Yeah,
    TMI). <G>

    Your spike heels keep getting caught?!



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Mon Aug 31 13:45:00 2020
    Barry,

    Got messages! You're online! Hurricane Laura must not have been too
    nasty to you!

    Not to me, but she was one angry [female dog] to areas further south.
    I understand at least 47,000 Arkansans lost power, and in portions of
    southwest Louisiana (Lake Charles) and southeast Texas..."they aren't
    there anymore". The radar at the National Weather Service in Lake
    Charles was obliterated.

    When he got his agent he had to get a cheap one and so the negotiations weren't as good as they could have been. Sadly, our little gecko
    friend didn't make out as well as he could have.

    <Paul Harvey Voice> "And, now you know...the rest of the story". <G>

    1) Allstate -- Mayhem (my favorite). You can find several of them
    on YouTube. I especially like the one as "the mean little kid",
    throwing a temper tantrum in the back of the car, and throwing
    stuff everywhere, screaming "MOMMY!! MOMMY!! MOMMY!! MOMMY!!".


    Generally a pretty good package. I'll admit to not quite understanding some initially.

    Yeah, when I watch some, it's like "all righty, then"...then, I scratch
    my head. :P

    This just popped in to my mind: during the late 60's, maybe early 70's
    in the Boston area and I guess it went nationally was a commerical for Prince (brand) spaghetti. 'Typical Italian mother' yells from a third- fourth story window of a tenament building for her kid dinner is ready.

    That commercial doesn't ring a bell.

    2) Progressive -- One they have now where "things aren't normal",
    as these females are ending their conversation thread with "da",
    as if they were Swedish. Now, I've got a craving for those
    meatballs. :P

    Cue Alka Selzer's "that's a spicy meat-aball"!

    It depends on the spices with the sauces. When I go shopping later
    this week, I'm thinking of getting microwave soups or pasta related
    items. I'm also considering items for salads, or casseroles...but all
    of it has to be microwaveable. For dressings, I prefer either French,
    or Thousand Island.

    3) Liberty Mutual -- These are now dealing with Doug and his emu.
    The 2 that come to mind are:

    That combination I haven't quite figured out.

    They've had several "themes"...I guess they're still trying to figure
    out an emphasis...but the overall theme is "pay only for what you need".

    A) On the plane, he is asked if he has a special permit for his
    "assistive bird".

    So is the bird medical or just a business partner?

    Maybe his stash is in the Canary Islands. <G>

    B) On a workout, the exercise instructor says "Pick up the pace,
    bird legs!!". Doug says "Don't talk to Lema like that!!"...to
    which, she replies "I'm talking to you!!" <G>

    OK, so that one is clever!

    I had to chuckle on that one.

    There was another old commercial, probably for a dish soap, with the tagline "gets you out of the kitchen _fast_!" Dad used to compare it
    to prune juice and other laxatives.

    That's about the size of it. Or like the joke about the person who is
    having a terrible coughing fit, to give them a laxative instead of cough medicine. The reason is that "they'll be too scared to cough". :P

    Tell them it's "daytime" or "nighttime", and be done with
    it...but, they might say "No [kidding], Sherlock!!" :P

    Being that vague would have made things worse.

    I feel naked without a timepiece. I did note that when you are doing something you enjoy, time zooms by. But, when it's something you hate,
    it's as if the clock is running in low gear.

    ... Q: How long does take to put on a pair of underwear?
    A: A brief second.
    That Depends if you try to do it with your shoes on. (Yeah,
    TMI). <G>

    Your spike heels keep getting caught?!

    LOL!! Actually, I wear the Brahma Work Boots, size 13, as they
    give me good support. I was originally born with no arches in my
    feet, and they had to build them in when I had surgery at 11. That
    entire summer was a waste...and I heard to learn to walk, ride a
    bike, etc. all over again. I also wear the "Happy Feet" cushion
    insoles. But, it's hard to slip clothes on and off with the bulky
    shoes. However, in walking around the house...even if just a potty
    run in the middle of the night, I put the shoes on, as it gives me
    more support, and less likely to fall.

    As for the Happy Feet, I first encountered them at the National
    Square Dance Convention (NSDC) in Anaheim, California, in 1988. I
    had taken Amtrak there from Little Rock, and my feet swelled up on
    the train. Besides the square dance attire and other personal
    clothing acoutrements (sp?), I had my western boots and tennis
    shoes.

    Well, there were nearly 4 times as many females as males,
    especially in the singles hall, so being single, I had no problem
    finding a partner. But, unlike at local dances, where there is a
    bit of a break between "tips", at the NSDC's, it's practically
    nonstop dancing, except to switch callers between "tips", which
    is "a patter call" (square dance calls to music), and "a singing
    call" (a song interspersed with square dance calls)...or the hall
    closes for lunch and dinner breaks.

    I danced for 4 hours without a break (amazingly, nature didn't
    call during that time), but when the dancing stopped, my feet
    exploded on the pain level. I literally limped back to the hotel
    in tears, as I was in so much pain.

    The next morning, I went into the vendors area, where you can
    buy square dance attire, badges, and a bunch of other goodies.
    I came upon this display with "Happy Feet", and put them in my
    shoes, and THE PAIN WAS GONE!! They were water filled insoles,
    and it was like getting a constant foot massage. These lasted
    a few years, then I didn't see them again until several years
    ago, when a fellow ham radio operator and his wife, and I, went
    up to Branson, Missouri for a ham radio event.

    We also took in some of the shows while there, including
    "Tom Mullica - A Tribute To Red Skelton", and "Todd Oliver And
    His Talking Dog". You thought Red had come back from the dead,
    and Todd is a ventriloquist. His Boston Terrier, Irving, has a
    device on him, approved by the SPCA, that Todd controls, and
    you think Irving is talking!! Both were G-Rated, and a treat
    to see. I don't think Tom Mullica is doing his shows anymore,
    but I highly recommend seeing Todd Oliver.

    Anyway, we went into one of the malls there, and I came
    upon this product, and when the guy said "Happy Feet", I
    replied "Say no more!! I've been looking for these for the
    last several years!!", and promptly bought several pair. I
    even got my friend and his wife to buy several...and they
    liked them as well. Sadly, she passed away on Christmas
    night a few years ago, as she misread her diabetic pump,
    and gave herself too much insulin, which resulted in a
    fatal heart attack. Her widower is still having a hard
    time with it.

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    BBQ restaurant sign: "I like my butt rubbed, and my pork pulled".

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Wed Mar 16 11:29:00 2022
    Barry,

    I'd probably have to walk away and take time to think things over.
    Might come to the conclusion the remainder of the relationship is worth 'overlooking' a detail. Not that the detail would be banished.

    Relationships are give and take. Those who are looking for a "mate"
    with no flaws, are wasting their time...they don't exist.

    I htink just about everybody would be!

    I see fat fingers bit you. :P

    the answering machine I received years back. Was about some pain I was having after I broke my leg: I heard it as "it's just due to the
    rotting". The word was "rodding", referring to the rod/implant
    procedure.

    That's why on ham radio, I use the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) phoenetics when I give my callsign. The letters of B, C, D, E, G, P,
    T, and Z...as well J and K...sound similar.

    Another that didn't look/seem quite right at first but had a logical explanation.

    I'd rather finish the work needed before my break. Now, if nature calls,
    you can't leave that to the answering machine.

    You sure you want it to 'chill out'?! We have don't any snow in the forecast; maybe the end of the month. "You want a April Fool's
    surprise? I'll give you an April Fool's surprise!!" - Mother Nature.

    We've had snow in Little Rock as late as April 19 in the last 45 years.
    It didn't stick, but it was still "eye candy". But, the subfreezing temperatures zapped a lot of gardens. A few years ago, in early May,
    northwest Arkansas got significant snow.

    I don't recall them losing a shipment but have had them cause damage.

    I've been lucky in that regard.

    Only so much of the expenses can be absorbed. ...One thing to check is how the Lyft/Uber (anyone else?) feel about packages. One thing to
    have a small shoebox, another a Bankers Box or larger. And will they
    wait for you while you're in line at the Post Office? Hauling
    groceries is another 'kettle of fish': way too easy to have a bag fall over and there goes all over the place! (One 'trick' I do is to tie
    the top closed using the handles of the plastic bag.)

    I can easily get groceries and medications delivered...and go to the
    Post Office just once a week. I'm starting to see "political ad mail" now...that I don't consider critical, so I leave it there.

    Daryl

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  • From Ky Moffet@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sat Mar 19 09:48:00 2022
    DARYL STOUT wrote:

    That's why on ham radio, I use the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) phoenetics when I give my callsign. The letters of B, C, D, E, G, P,
    T, and Z...as well J and K...sound similar.

    That's because they really ARE all one letter. The rest are all typoes.

    ;)

    We've had snow in Little Rock as late as April 19 in the last 45 years.
    It didn't stick, but it was still "eye candy". But, the subfreezing temperatures zapped a lot of gardens. A few years ago, in early May, northwest Arkansas got significant snow.

    Because contrary to the hype, the Earth is cooling. The growing season
    in the northern U.S. is about 30 days shorter than it was 50 years ago.
    It was warmer during the medieval warm period, and significantly warmer
    during the Roman and Bronze Age warm periods (2 to 7 degrees, depending
    where you look). Warmer means good crops and good living conditions.
    Colder means drought, crop failure, famine, and war. The disastrous wars
    in post-Renaissance Europe stem directly from the crop failures of the
    Little Ice Age. Only reason it's been "warming" is because until
    recently, we were still warming up from that... but not enough.

    See Tony Heller's vids (on Bitchute now, censored on Youtube) for tons
    of actual stats that have not been "massaged for television". He's a
    former programmer for the weather service, and has a clue. NONE of the alarmist hype is true, some is totally made up, and all of it is lying
    with statistics. (If you only show the hours from 6AM to 6PM, you can
    "prove" that it's almost always sunny, and almost never dark. If you
    hide stats on forest fires before 1970, you can forget that 100 years
    ago they were 10x bigger than they are today.)

    See Dr.Patrick Moore's interview "A Dearth of Carbon" for how by raising
    CO2 in the nick of time, we dodged a universal extinction event. (Plants evolved at high CO2 levels, and begin dying at 200ppm. ALL plants, and therefore all life other than anaerobic bacteria, die at 160ppm. CO2 has
    been declining for millions of years, mostly due to being sequestered by coral, and was on its way to zero.) The Earth has significantly greened
    in the past few decades because plants are no longer starving.

    See any chemist for how the Noble Gas Law, not CO2, is what keeps the
    Earth from being as cold as Mars. Temperature is directly proportional
    to gravitational friction vs gas density. ("Greenhouse effect" is
    actually negligible.) Venus is hot NOT because the atmosphere is mostly
    CO2, but because it's six times denser than Earth's.
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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sat Mar 19 07:43:00 2022

    Hi Daryl!

    I'd probably have to walk away and take time to think things over.
    Might come to the conclusion the remainder of the relationship is worth 'overlooking' a detail. Not that the detail would be banished.
    Relationships are give and take. Those who are looking for a
    "mate" with no flaws, are wasting their time...they don't exist.

    Right: seeking more a companion to share time with. ...Give-and-take on
    the details: you like soaps? I don't. I'll do my copmuter stuff while
    you watch your soaps.



    I htink just about everybody would be!
    I see fat fingers bit you. :P

    Dyslexia: it can warn while striking!! (I have no idea why certain
    letter combinations get reversed when I type.)


    the answering machine I received years back. Was about some pain I was having after I broke my leg: I heard it as "it's just due to the
    rotting". The word was "rodding", referring to the rod/implant
    procedure.

    That's why on ham radio, I use the International
    Telecommunications Union (ITU) phoenetics when I give my
    callsign. The letters of B, C, D, E, G, P, T, and Z...as well J
    and K...sound similar.

    Agree. With my luck the nurse would have recorded "R as in Robert, O as
    in Oscar, D as in dummy...." GAA! Was that 'dummy' or 'tummy'??!!



    I'd rather finish the work needed before my break. Now, if
    nature calls, you can't leave that to the answering machine.

    Or go when need to and if someone happens to call when I'm unavailable
    they get to talk to the machine.


    You sure you want it to 'chill out'?! We have don't any snow in the forecast; maybe the end of the month. "You want a April Fool's
    surprise? I'll give you an April Fool's surprise!!" - Mother Nature.
    We've had snow in Little Rock as late as April 19 in the last
    45 years. It didn't stick, but it was still "eye candy". But, the subfreezing temperatures zapped a lot of gardens. A few years
    ago, in early May, northwest Arkansas got significant snow.

    Early morning of Saturday March 19th as I type: prior forecaste were for
    some snow this morning but looks like that's going to be in NE Iowa;
    here in east-central Iowa rain. Just above freezing currently;
    tomorrow's high almost 70!



    Only so much of the expenses can be absorbed. ...One thing to check is how the Lyft/Uber (anyone else?) feel about packages. One thing to
    have a small shoebox, another a Bankers Box or larger. And will they
    wait for you while you're in line at the Post Office? Hauling
    groceries is another 'kettle of fish': way too easy to have a bag fall over and there goes all over the place! (One 'trick' I do is to tie
    the top closed using the handles of the plastic bag.)
    I can easily get groceries and medications delivered...and go
    to the Post Office just once a week. I'm starting to see
    "political ad mail" now...that I don't consider critical, so I
    leave it there.

    I'll admit to preferring to do certain types of shopping in-person so
    biases my answers. :) Grocery shopping is one: I'll gravitate towards a
    bunch of slightly green bananas if I have one or two left here or more
    yellow ones if none here at the house. ...The ad had navel oranges for
    $1.99 a pound -- looking around, saw a different type of orange for
    $1.87 so decided on those -- can't do that remotely!





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  • From Mike Powell@454:3/105 to KY MOFFET on Sun Mar 20 15:39:00 2022
    Because contrary to the hype, the Earth is cooling. The growing season
    in the northern U.S. is about 30 days shorter than it was 50 years ago.
    It was warmer during the medieval warm period, and significantly warmer during the Roman and Bronze Age warm periods (2 to 7 degrees, depending
    where you look). Warmer means good crops and good living conditions.
    Colder means drought, crop failure, famine, and war. The disastrous wars
    in post-Renaissance Europe stem directly from the crop failures of the
    Little Ice Age. Only reason it's been "warming" is because until
    recently, we were still warming up from that... but not enough.

    Farmers could not be convinced to move to growing more resistent crops
    during said ice age. One example is the French Revolution.

    Mike


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  • From Ky Moffet@454:1/1 to Mike Powell on Sun Mar 20 18:16:00 2022
    MIKE POWELL wrote:
    Because contrary to the hype, the Earth is cooling. The growing season
    in the northern U.S. is about 30 days shorter than it was 50 years ago.
    It was warmer during the medieval warm period, and significantly warmer
    during the Roman and Bronze Age warm periods (2 to 7 degrees, depending
    where you look). Warmer means good crops and good living conditions.
    Colder means drought, crop failure, famine, and war. The disastrous wars
    in post-Renaissance Europe stem directly from the crop failures of the
    Little Ice Age. Only reason it's been "warming" is because until
    recently, we were still warming up from that... but not enough.

    Farmers could not be convinced to move to growing more resistent crops
    during said ice age. One example is the French Revolution.

    Local and short-term idiocy is not the problem, and the Little Ice Age
    was 550 years long; that's long enough for even the most hardheaded to discover they need to do something different.

    The real problem is cold soggy soil too late into spring so the seeds
    rot rather than sprout, and not enough warm sunny days for the crop to
    mature, regardless of what crop that might be. Even rutabagas, which
    grow in Norway, are subject to such limitations.
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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Mon Mar 21 07:12:00 2022
    Barry,

    Right: seeking more a companion to share time with. ...Give-and-take
    on the details: you like soaps? I don't. I'll do my copmuter stuff
    while you watch your soaps.

    Dial, Palmolive, Camay, etc. <G>

    Dyslexia: it can warn while striking!! (I have no idea why certain
    letter combinations get reversed when I type.)

    I am Dyslexia Of Borg. Prepare to have your @$$ laminated. <G>

    Agree. With my luck the nurse would have recorded "R as in Robert, O
    as in Oscar, D as in dummy...." GAA! Was that 'dummy' or 'tummy'??!!

    I have to change them to other words, as most folks have no clue what
    the ITU alphabet is.

    Or go when need to and if someone happens to call when I'm unavailable they get to talk to the machine.

    Never mind "talk to the hand". <G>

    Early morning of Saturday March 19th as I type: prior forecaste were
    for some snow this morning but looks like that's going to be in NE
    Iowa; here in east-central Iowa rain. Just above freezing currently; tomorrow's high almost 70!

    I've seen snow as late as April 19 in Little Rock on 2 occasions. And,
    a few years ago, on Mother's Day Weekend, they got over a half foot of
    snow in northwest Arkansas. The gardeners were furious!!

    I'll admit to preferring to do certain types of shopping in-person so biases my answers. :) Grocery shopping is one: I'll gravitate towards
    a bunch of slightly green bananas if I have one or two left here or
    more yellow ones if none here at the house. ...The ad had navel oranges for $1.99 a pound -- looking around, saw a different type of orange for $1.87 so decided on those -- can't do that remotely!

    That's true. Plus, the tagline below applies. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Wed Mar 23 06:58:00 2022

    Hi Daryl!

    Right: seeking more a companion to share time with. ...Give-and-take
    on the details: you like soaps? I don't. I'll do my copmuter stuff
    while you watch your soaps.
    Dial, Palmolive, Camay, etc. <G>

    Lava!


    Agree. With my luck the nurse would have recorded "R as in Robert, O
    as in Oscar, D as in dummy...." GAA! Was that 'dummy' or 'tummy'??!!
    I have to change them to other words, as most folks have no
    clue what the ITU alphabet is.

    Especially when you use words like 'knee', 'pheumonia', and 'xylophone'!


    Or go when need to and if someone happens to call when I'm unavailable they get to talk to the machine.
    Never mind "talk to the hand". <G>

    There are times....


    Early morning of Saturday March 19th as I type: prior forecaste were
    for some snow this morning but looks like that's going to be in NE
    Iowa; here in east-central Iowa rain. Just above freezing currently; tomorrow's high almost 70!
    I've seen snow as late as April 19 in Little Rock on 2
    occasions. And, a few years ago, on Mother's Day Weekend, they
    got over a half foot of snow in northwest Arkansas. The gardeners
    were furious!!

    Well I can sort of see that! Not much they can do about it though other
    than maybe cover, though with 6" of snow it's either cover and hope the
    ground has warmed up sufficiently and the plants don't get squished by
    the cover + snow or not cover and hope for the best.


    I'll admit to preferring to do certain types of shopping in-person so biases my answers. :) Grocery shopping is one: I'll gravitate towards
    a bunch of slightly green bananas if I have one or two left here or
    more yellow ones if none here at the house. ...The ad had navel oranges for $1.99 a pound -- looking around, saw a different type of orange for $1.87 so decided on those -- can't do that remotely!
    That's true. Plus, the tagline below applies. <G>
    ... Cakes: 66 cents. Upside Down Cakes: 99 cents.

    How old is that tagline?! They barely sell cupcakes for that price!


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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sat Mar 26 13:55:00 2022
    Barry,

    Right: seeking more a companion to share time with. ...Give-and-take
    on the details: you like soaps? I don't. I'll do my copmuter stuff
    while you watch your soaps.
    Dial, Palmolive, Camay, etc. <G>

    Lava!

    I forgot about that one...it was good for getting stains, etc. off
    of your hands.


    Especially when you use words like 'knee', 'pheumonia', and
    'xylophone'!

    Do we knead to bake this thread, or do we need to broil it??


    Never mind "talk to the hand". <G>

    There are times....

    That's what a ventriloquist does. <G>

    Well I can sort of see that! Not much they can do about it though
    other than maybe cover, though with 6" of snow it's either cover and
    hope the ground has warmed up sufficiently and the plants don't get squished by the cover + snow or not cover and hope for the best.

    Some of the extended progs of the GFS aren't showing snow, but showing temperatures below freezing. So, the gardeners may still have things to
    worry about.

    ... Cakes: 66 cents. Upside Down Cakes: 99 cents.

    How old is that tagline?! They barely sell cupcakes for that price!

    Only if you're going to a salvage store. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Mike Powell@454:3/105 to DARYL STOUT on Sun Mar 27 10:41:00 2022
    Dial, Palmolive, Camay, etc. <G>

    Lava!

    I forgot about that one...it was good for getting stains, etc. off
    of your hands.

    So is Gojo.

    Mike


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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Sun Mar 27 07:11:00 2022

    Hi Daryl!


    Right: seeking more a companion to share time with. ...Give-and-take
    on the details: you like soaps? I don't. I'll do my copmuter stuff
    while you watch your soaps.
    Dial, Palmolive, Camay, etc. <G>
    Lava!
    I forgot about that one...it was good for getting stains, etc.
    off of your hands.

    So was Goop: was a white cream in a largish tin . If Lava didn't get it
    all Goop did, and vice versa.


    Especially when you use words like 'knee', 'pheumonia', and
    'xylophone'!
    Do we knead to bake this thread, or do we need to broil it??

    It's already fried!



    Well I can sort of see that! Not much they can do about it though
    other than maybe cover, though with 6" of snow it's either cover and
    hope the ground has warmed up sufficiently and the plants don't get squished by the cover + snow or not cover and hope for the best.
    Some of the extended progs of the GFS aren't showing snow, but
    showing temperatures below freezing. So, the gardeners may still
    have things to worry about.

    This morning's (Sunday's) forecast is for a 90% chance of rain on
    Wednesday continuing into about 60% on THursday with the possibility of
    snow showers since will be below freezing.

    Did get some sleet (probably 'graupel') yesterday afternoon. Out doing
    some errands, sky is partly cloudy but dark to the west. Suddenly a
    huuuge drop of rain falls on the windshield. Just the one!

    Continue on to the store. Get back outside, notice the cars have
    raindrops all over them -- obe car even had a back window mostly open
    and so they weren't expecting it to rain.

    Get home; did rain there too. Look out a few minutes later: white stuff falling out there!



    ... Cakes: 66 cents. Upside Down Cakes: 99 cents.
    How old is that tagline?! They barely sell cupcakes for that price!
    Only if you're going to a salvage store. :P

    Oh yum: vintage cupcakes!


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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Wed Mar 30 02:35:00 2022
    Barry,

    This morning's (Sunday's) forecast is for a 90% chance of rain on Wednesday continuing into about 60% on THursday with the possibility of snow showers since will be below freezing.

    I saw a risk of severe weather from Texas to Iowa Tuesday night...it's supposed to blast through here later this morning. Nature and a nightmare
    woke me...plus, I just got home from the hospital Tuesday afternoon (the
    4th trip in 9 months). But, I'm getting very sleepy trying to finish this
    QWK packet, before the storms arrive.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Thu Mar 31 06:59:00 2022

    Hi Daryl!

    This morning's (Sunday's) forecast is for a 90% chance of rain on Wednesday continuing into about 60% on THursday with the possibility of snow showers since will be below freezing.
    I saw a risk of severe weather from Texas to Iowa Tuesday
    night...it's supposed to blast through here later this morning.
    Nature and a nightmare woke me...plus, I just got home from the
    hospital Tuesday afternoon (the 4th trip in 9 months). But, I'm
    getting very sleepy trying to finish this QWK packet, before the
    storms arrive.

    That explains the random characters at the end of your message! <face
    plant on the keyboard><g>

    Woke up to snow today -- March came in like lamb and went out like a
    lion. More like a young lion as not horrible though did have some
    pretty good wind gusts earlier in the week and rain and of course this
    final morning white stuff.


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