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    From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sat Jun 20 11:23:00 2020
    Barry,

    That came through as o-umlaut for the degree symbol, <== superscript circle.

    I hate copying and pasting certain items, as they have these high ascii characters, and I have to change them...usually the quotation marks.

    Getting there!

    It's the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, with
    winter (the shortest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere). It
    reminds me of a joke where when this blonde found out it was "the
    shortest day of the year", she was initially thrilled (she was in a
    class, etc. she hated)...but was crushed when she found out that meant
    "in daylight hours". <G>

    <Virtual school>

    I guess they want virtual spankings now. :P

    Like "5 + 8". <ggg> LISB4, there's some sort of under-flowing math processing going on so I usually know when a number has been
    mis-entered -- into the calculator or to the journal.

    No...it's 13x7=28 -- just ask professors Abott and Costello. <G>

    Yes, and the plan could be to open and some event occur effecting last-minute changes. ...At this point I'd be thinking "it's back to school" but also make considerations for home-schooling.

    They're going to try to restart things here this fall, but we'll never
    be back to what it was before COVID-19, I'm afraid.

    Yes, LIS some other time, this isn't an all that close neighbourhood
    but most (including us) at least keep an eye out for if something's not right.

    I'd rather keep my eyes in my head...but wish I had eyes in my butt,
    so I could be sure the chair or seat is in place before I sit down...
    but, that'd be a form of hindsight. (Yes, I'm in one of my nether moods
    today <G>).

    Maybe that's where Daryl had his hot dogs! <g>

    I'm still trying to figure out why those I had molded. They were
    in the refrigerator, in a sealed Ziploc. I'm debating on the next time
    I go grocery shopping, to get a conglomeration of lunch meat, cheese,
    hot dogs, macaroni, and frozen peas...cooking each one up into a large casserole.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jun 22 09:41:00 2020

    Uh-huh -- same as for the others.


    Hi Daryl!

    That came through as o-umlaut for the degree symbol, <== superscript circle.
    I hate copying and pasting certain items, as they have these
    high ascii characters, and I have to change them...usually the
    quotation marks.

    That makes ! <snicker> ...Oo! Better! That makes to a !!


    Getting there!
    It's the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere,
    with winter (the shortest day of the year in the Southern
    Hemisphere). It reminds me of a joke where when this blonde found
    out it was "the shortest day of the year", she was initially
    thrilled (she was in a class, etc. she hated)...but was crushed
    when she found out that meant "in daylight hours". <G>

    There are times when the time seems to fly and there are times when it
    crawls, so maybe she was right!


    <Virtual school>
    I guess they want virtual spankings now. :P

    That's old! I think the old Batman TV show had "Slap!", "Bam!" etc.


    Like "5 + 8". <ggg> LISB4, there's some sort of under-flowing math processing going on so I usually know when a number has been
    mis-entered -- into the calculator or to the journal.
    No...it's 13x7=28 -- just ask professors Abott and Costello. <G>

    I'm thinking they forgot a plus sign and a parens pair properly placed.
    (I was more into the Marx Brothers.)



    Yes, and the plan could be to open and some event occur effecting last-minute changes. ...At this point I'd be thinking "it's back to school" but also make considerations for home-schooling.
    They're going to try to restart things here this fall, but
    we'll never be back to what it was before COVID-19, I'm afraid.

    Yes, regionally at least one of the colleges is starting a little
    earlier than normal so can start Christmas break early -- something to
    do with not having the student body come back for a few days between
    Christmas and New Year's.

    I had also read where colleges and universities were saying they were
    going to re-open in the Fall in order to have students commit to
    attending classes; the schools are afraid if they say classes may or may
    not be done in-person then too many students might decided to take a
    year off, further decreasing income from tuition.

    As for elementary and high school levels, different as essentially don't
    have the choice not to go. Most schools planning to re-open though
    several districts have or will have meetings with parents to discuss
    various options of in-person (classroom) learning, continue the option
    of on-line, etc.


    Yes, LIS some other time, this isn't an all that close neighbourhood
    but most (including us) at least keep an eye out for if something's not right.
    I'd rather keep my eyes in my head...but wish I had eyes in my
    butt, so I could be sure the chair or seat is in place before I
    sit down... but, that'd be a form of hindsight. (Yes, I'm in one
    of my nether moods today <G>).

    Actually the outer space 'creatures' with their eyes on the end of
    flexible stalks might have it right: swivel one or both to where one
    needs to check.


    Maybe that's where Daryl had his hot dogs! <g>
    I'm still trying to figure out why those I had molded. They
    were in the refrigerator, in a sealed Ziploc. I'm debating on the
    next time I go grocery shopping, to get a conglomeration of lunch
    meat, cheese, hot dogs, macaroni, and frozen peas...cooking each
    one up into a large casserole.

    I was thinking 'soup' for casserole and sliced up lunch meat in soup
    didn't sound all that appetizing!

    As Nancy said, there's enough preservatives in hot dogs to almost allow
    them to be stored in the cabinet. I think was just one of those things,
    like when milk goes bad before the expiry date, or that bag of oyster
    crackers that smelled like petroleum.



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Wed Jun 24 13:01:00 2020
    Barry,

    I hate copying and pasting certain items, as they have these
    high ascii characters, and I have to change them...usually the
    quotation marks.

    That makes ! <snicker> ...Oo! Better! That makes to a !!

    While it showed up as intended in MultiMail, it didn't in Notepad.

    There are times when the time seems to fly and there are times when it crawls, so maybe she was right!

    Or like the song with Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet (Margaritaville)...
    "It's 5:00 Somewhere".


    <Virtual school>
    I guess they want virtual spankings now. :P

    That's old! I think the old Batman TV show had "Slap!", "Bam!" etc.

    They did. Now, they'd class that as too violent.

    I'm thinking they forgot a plus sign and a parens pair properly placed.
    (I was more into the Marx Brothers.)

    There was a guy years ago, who is the only person approved by the late comedian's estate, to re-enact him. The show was called "An Evening With Groucho"...and you thought Groucho Marx had come back from the dead!!

    On opening night, there was a bald headed guy in the front row, and
    Groucho said "I'm Groucho Marx"...then rubbing the head of the bald man,
    said "This is Karl Marx. Sorry about the Revolution, Old Man". <G>

    My late father and I went to see it, and my Dad wanted a seat in the
    front row. I said "If we get that, he'll razz us all night". <G> So,
    we were a little further back.

    Anyway, Groucho was doing the song about Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.
    There was a heavy set female in the front row, laughing uncontrollably (probably about to pee her pants). When Groucho got done, her asked
    her what her name was. When she said "Lydia", it brought the house
    down in laughter, and Groucho nearly fell off the stage!! <BG>

    Yes, regionally at least one of the colleges is starting a little
    earlier than normal so can start Christmas break early -- something to
    do with not having the student body come back for a few days between Christmas and New Year's.

    Some will be in person, some will be online, and others will be "mixed
    up" (sounds like an oxymoron <G>).

    I had also read where colleges and universities were saying they were going to re-open in the Fall in order to have students commit to
    attending classes; the schools are afraid if they say classes may or
    may not be done in-person then too many students might decided to take
    a year off, further decreasing income from tuition.

    I am so glad I went through college when I did 40 years ago. I could
    not afford it today. I think being 60 now, I could attend for free, if
    I wanted, but I have no desire to go back to school.

    Actually the outer space 'creatures' with their eyes on the end of flexible stalks might have it right: swivel one or both to where one
    needs to check.

    Falling on ones butt, and possibly breaking their tailbone, is not fun.

    I was thinking 'soup' for casserole and sliced up lunch meat in soup didn't sound all that appetizing!

    Well, I've still got some TV dinners, chicken nuggets, ice cream
    sandwiches, and flavored water...so I can wait until July to go grocery shopping again.

    Daryl

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  • From Barry Martin@454:1/1 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jun 25 19:29:00 2020

    Hi Daryl!

    I hate copying and pasting certain items, as they have these
    high ascii characters, and I have to change them...usually the
    quotation marks.
    That makes ! <snicker> ...Oo! Better! That makes to a !!
    While it showed up as intended in MultiMail, it didn't in
    Notepad.

    So much for Microsoft! <g>


    There are times when the time seems to fly and there are times when it crawls, so maybe she was right!
    Or like the song with Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet
    (Margaritaville)... "It's 5:00 Somewhere".

    I wonder if Blake Shelton wishes he had been in on that one?!



    <Virtual school>
    I guess they want virtual spankings now. :P
    That's old! I think the old Batman TV show had "Slap!", "Bam!" etc.
    They did. Now, they'd class that as too violent.

    Figures. I'm not for violence but there are times when it seems to be
    needed. ...Of course most of the time it escalates because people don't
    know when to stop.


    I'm thinking they forgot a plus sign and a parens pair properly placed.
    (I was more into the Marx Brothers.)
    There was a guy years ago, who is the only person approved by
    the late comedian's estate, to re-enact him. The show was called
    "An Evening With Groucho"...and you thought Groucho Marx had come
    back from the dead!!
    On opening night, there was a bald headed guy in the front row,
    and Groucho said "I'm Groucho Marx"...then rubbing the head of
    the bald man, said "This is Karl Marx. Sorry about the
    Revolution, Old Man". <G>

    <Jock in History class> Y'mean they're not related?!


    My late father and I went to see it, and my Dad wanted a seat
    in the front row. I said "If we get that, he'll razz us all
    night". <G> So, we were a little further back.

    Plus you don't get crick-neck from staring up to the stage all evening!


    Anyway, Groucho was doing the song about Lydia, the Tattooed
    Lady. There was a heavy set female in the front row, laughing uncontrollably (probably about to pee her pants). When Groucho
    got done, her asked her what her name was. When she said "Lydia",
    it brought the house down in laughter, and Groucho nearly fell
    off the stage!! <BG>

    That worked out!! :)



    Yes, regionally at least one of the colleges is starting a little
    earlier than normal so can start Christmas break early -- something to
    do with not having the student body come back for a few days between Christmas and New Year's.
    Some will be in person, some will be online, and others will be
    "mixed up" (sounds like an oxymoron <G>).

    I'm glad I'm not a student now and have to guess the future. If I had
    more than a summer job position I'd probably check about being able to
    stay on and work until next year.


    I had also read where colleges and universities were saying they were going to re-open in the Fall in order to have students commit to
    attending classes; the schools are afraid if they say classes may or
    may not be done in-person then too many students might decided to take
    a year off, further decreasing income from tuition.
    I am so glad I went through college when I did 40 years ago. I
    could not afford it today. I think being 60 now, I could attend
    for free, if I wanted, but I have no desire to go back to school.

    I'm also in the category and have half-thought of taking a class or two
    too, probably something to do with computers just to help me understand
    the inner workings better, but then some 'crisis' comes up -- usualy
    with the computers -- and I need to spend the time fixing that, and the resolution is probably more in Python 401.


    Actually the outer space 'creatures' with their eyes on the end of flexible stalks might have it right: swivel one or both to where one
    needs to check.
    Falling on ones butt, and possibly breaking their tailbone, is
    not fun.

    As the French say, "sacrum bleu"!


    I was thinking 'soup' for casserole and sliced up lunch meat in soup didn't sound all that appetizing!
    Well, I've still got some TV dinners, chicken nuggets, ice
    cream sandwiches, and flavored water...so I can wait until July
    to go grocery shopping again.

    ...Might be good timing: hit the 4th of July picnic/grilling sales.



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Sat Jun 27 17:01:00 2020
    Barry,

    While it showed up as intended in MultiMail, it didn't in
    Notepad.

    So much for Microsoft! <g>

    Some systems have a hard time with high ascii characters, and
    some message networks discourage use of them.

    Or like the song with Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet
    (Margaritaville)... "It's 5:00 Somewhere".

    I wonder if Blake Shelton wishes he had been in on that one?!

    He has done several good songs as well.

    That's old! I think the old Batman TV show had "Slap!", "Bam!" etc.
    They did. Now, they'd class that as too violent.

    Figures. I'm not for violence but there are times when it seems to be needed. ...Of course most of the time it escalates because people
    don't know when to stop.

    We're more bloodthirsty than the Romans were centuries ago.

    On opening night, there was a bald headed guy in the front row,
    and Groucho said "I'm Groucho Marx"...then rubbing the head of
    the bald man, said "This is Karl Marx. Sorry about the
    Revolution, Old Man". <G>

    <Jock in History class> Y'mean they're not related?!

    They both might have smoked cigars. <G>

    My late father and I went to see it, and my Dad wanted a seat
    in the front row. I said "If we get that, he'll razz us all
    night". <G> So, we were a little further back.

    Plus you don't get crick-neck from staring up to the stage all evening!

    That's true. But, he did come off the stage to interact with the
    audience.

    Anyway, Groucho was doing the song about Lydia, the Tattooed
    Lady. There was a heavy set female in the front row, laughing uncontrollably (probably about to pee her pants). When Groucho
    got done, her asked her what her name was. When she said "Lydia",
    it brought the house down in laughter, and Groucho nearly fell
    off the stage!! <BG>

    That worked out!! :)

    No one expected such...and that made it more funny.

    I'm glad I'm not a student now and have to guess the future. If I had more than a summer job position I'd probably check about being able to stay on and work until next year.

    I'm glad I'm "retired on disability"...and they keep finding stuff wrong
    with me...never mind the negative IQ test diagnosed via Doctor QWK and
    Nurse Backus (we only pick on the ones we care about, Nancy <G>).

    I'm also in the category and have half-thought of taking a class or two too, probably something to do with computers just to help me understand the inner workings better, but then some 'crisis' comes up -- usualy
    with the computers -- and I need to spend the time fixing that, and the resolution is probably more in Python 401.

    I'd like to go to the gameroom and play some pinball. <G> Too bad their computer science department zapped the BBS they had. But, many schools
    have had to eliminate programs, furlough staff, etc., as the money isn't
    coming in like it used to.

    Falling on ones butt, and possibly breaking their tailbone, is
    not fun.

    As the French say, "sacrum bleu"!

    That's what it looked like after the testapel implants a few months
    ago. My left butt cheek was so bruised, that it looked like some woman
    had opened up the drum of whoop-@$$ on me. :P

    They've had to go to testosterone shots, because the testapel is
    back ordered well into August, due to COVID-19. So, I get a monthly
    B-12 shot, and for now, a weekly testosterone shot...both in the
    butt cheek. The expression "they shoot horses, don't they??" comes
    to mind. <G> But(t) seriously, I want to be proactive on my health.
    I've heard of too many cases of folks who weren't, and it cost them
    their life.

    ...Might be good timing: hit the 4th of July picnic/grilling sales.

    The weather is going to be stormy here much of next week, so I'll
    stay home. I posted a compilation of storm reports from the National
    Weather Service in Little Rock, from flash flooding, hail, and high
    winds, from June 23, in some of the weather echoes. And, I noticed
    small branches, etc. down in my yard the other morning, likely from
    those same storms.

    Daryl

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

    Hi Daryl!

    While it showed up as intended in MultiMail, it didn't in
    Notepad.
    So much for Microsoft! <g>
    Some systems have a hard time with high ascii characters, and
    some message networks discourage use of them.

    Yes. Years ago a gentleman had a ^G in his tagline which displayed
    properly (can't recall the character) but when I printed out the message through my DEC LA50 printer into graphics mode. If just his message I
    didn't notice the problem as what I wanted to read was above the tagline
    so stopped reading. If two messages the first message was fine, the
    second garbled. Could print the first, power boot the printer to reset,
    and continue - that's too much work! Found the culpit character, found
    a utility or already had it as could do other modifications, substituted
    the ^G for probably a space -- no more problems!



    Or like the song with Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet
    (Margaritaville)... "It's 5:00 Somewhere".
    I wonder if Blake Shelton wishes he had been in on that one?!
    He has done several good songs as well.

    Yup: I have him 'guest appearing' on my Pandora options.



    That's old! I think the old Batman TV show had "Slap!", "Bam!" etc.
    They did. Now, they'd class that as too violent.
    Figures. I'm not for violence but there are times when it seems to be needed. ...Of course most of the time it escalates because people
    don't know when to stop.
    We're more bloodthirsty than the Romans were centuries ago.

    'Cause deprived of it! Gimme! Gimme!


    On opening night, there was a bald headed guy in the front row,
    and Groucho said "I'm Groucho Marx"...then rubbing the head of
    the bald man, said "This is Karl Marx. Sorry about the
    Revolution, Old Man". <G>
    <Jock in History class> Y'mean they're not related?!
    They both might have smoked cigars. <G>

    Next class is Psychology where Herr Doktor Freud will be guest
    lecturer.


    My late father and I went to see it, and my Dad wanted a seat
    in the front row. I said "If we get that, he'll razz us all
    night". <G> So, we were a little further back.
    Plus you don't get crick-neck from staring up to the stage all evening!
    That's true. But, he did come off the stage to interact with
    the audience.

    That's a plus!


    Anyway, Groucho was doing the song about Lydia, the Tattooed
    Lady. There was a heavy set female in the front row, laughing uncontrollably (probably about to pee her pants). When Groucho
    got done, her asked her what her name was. When she said "Lydia",
    it brought the house down in laughter, and Groucho nearly fell
    off the stage!! <BG>
    That worked out!! :)
    No one expected such...and that made it more funny.

    Definitely!


    I'm glad I'm not a student now and have to guess the future. If I had more than a summer job position I'd probably check about being able to stay on and work until next year.
    I'm glad I'm "retired on disability"...and they keep finding
    stuff wrong with me...never mind the negative IQ test diagnosed
    via Doctor QWK and Nurse Backus (we only pick on the ones we care
    about, Nancy <G>).

    One of the nice things about being retired is the COVID-19 did not have
    a negative impact on my finances: my Pension, Social Security and IRA
    remained constant. Actually made money as the COVID-19 Stimulus check
    was a bonus.


    I'm also in the category and have half-thought of taking a class or two too, probably something to do with computers just to help me understand the inner workings better, but then some 'crisis' comes up -- usualy
    with the computers -- and I need to spend the time fixing that, and the resolution is probably more in Python 401.
    I'd like to go to the gameroom and play some pinball. <G> Too
    bad their computer science department zapped the BBS they had.
    But, many schools have had to eliminate programs, furlough staff,
    etc., as the money isn't coming in like it used to.

    Unfortunately. For them the BBS was probably used more like Facebook
    with picture posts, plus probably the need to be accessed via cell phone
    than laptop (much less a desk computer).


    Falling on ones butt, and possibly breaking their tailbone, is
    not fun.
    As the French say, "sacrum bleu"!
    That's what it looked like after the testapel implants a few
    months ago. My left butt cheek was so bruised, that it looked
    like some woman had opened up the drum of whoop-@$$ on me. :P

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-eZCbiX3ck <g>



    ...Might be good timing: hit the 4th of July picnic/grilling sales.
    The weather is going to be stormy here much of next week, so
    I'll stay home. I posted a compilation of storm reports from the
    National Weather Service in Little Rock, from flash flooding,
    hail, and high winds, from June 23, in some of the weather
    echoes. And, I noticed small branches, etc. down in my yard the
    other morning, likely from those same storms.

    LIS in an earlier message, no storms around here lately. Did have that
    rainy period with minor wind gusts but not enough to tear off twigs much
    less branches. Current in hot-n-humid,which is normal for our Summer.
    And will get hotter and humider-er-er.



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  • From Daryl Stout@454:1/33 to Barry Martin on Tue Jun 30 14:16:00 2020
    Barry,

    culpit character, found a utility or already had it as could do other modifications, substituted the ^G for probably a space -- no more problems!

    Didn't a control-G set off a "bell"??

    Yup: I have him 'guest appearing' on my Pandora options.

    She had a big box as I recall. <G>

    We're more bloodthirsty than the Romans were centuries ago.

    'Cause deprived of it! Gimme! Gimme!

    Tragically, sure seems that way. And, I've known several women like
    that...I don't want or need them as spouses.

    They both might have smoked cigars. <G>

    Next class is Psychology where Herr Doktor Freud will be guest
    lecturer.

    With his sidekick as Doctor Sy Chosis. <G>


    That's true. But, he did come off the stage to interact with
    the audience.

    That's a plus!

    He even chatted with folks after the performance.


    No one expected such...and that made it more funny.

    Definitely!

    And, except maybe for the "d expletive", the rest of the show was
    "clean".


    One of the nice things about being retired is the COVID-19 did not have
    a negative impact on my finances: my Pension, Social Security and IRA remained constant. Actually made money as the COVID-19 Stimulus check
    was a bonus.

    I was going to use that for a new BBS computer...it actually paid for my outpatient hernia surgery.

    Unfortunately. For them the BBS was probably used more like Facebook
    with picture posts, plus probably the need to be accessed via cell
    phone than laptop (much less a desk computer).

    There are some telnet clients for Android, and possibly tablets...but
    the display is too small and hard to work with.

    Falling on ones butt, and possibly breaking their tailbone, is
    not fun.
    As the French say, "sacrum bleu"!
    That's what it looked like after the testapel implants a few
    months ago. My left butt cheek was so bruised, that it looked
    like some woman had opened up the drum of whoop-@$$ on me. :P

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-eZCbiX3ck <g>

    A friend of mine had that as his ringtone, for when his employer
    called. <G>

    LIS in an earlier message, no storms around here lately. Did have that rainy period with minor wind gusts but not enough to tear off twigs
    much less branches. Current in hot-n-humid,which is normal for our Summer. And will get hotter and humider-er-er.

    Heat Advisories are out for much of Arkansas through at least Thursday. Monday featured numerous severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings,
    and one tornado warning 40 miles to my southwest, moving this way (that
    will get your attention!).

    ... There cannot be a crisis this week; my schedule is already full.

    What do you mean just this week??!!

    Daryl
    ... STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS!!
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