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    From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to TONY LANGDON on Mon Jul 17 20:24:00 2017
    Tony,

    That was based on John Steinbeck's "Of Mice And Men" with Lenny and George. Lenny was the smart one, but George had a mental disability. The character was also used in several cartoons, both with Looney Tunes (Warner Brothers), and Tex Avery's "Screwy Squirrel".

    Ahh, OK. yeah helps to make sure we're all on the same page. :)

    I saw the University Of Miami (Florida) theatre group do it...wow!!

    When I get naked in the bathroom, the shower gets turned on. ;) Remember, I'm naked under these clothes. :P

    Some things can't be unseen, now I have permanent brain damage. :P

    Drain Bamage?? No thanks, I have some.

    Hey, it's Monday...and I'm in one of my nether moods. <G>

    LOL, gotta giggle. :D

    Too little to laugh at in the world nowadays. You look at the news,
    and you either want to cry or puke. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Tony Langdon@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Tue Jul 18 19:48:00 2017
    Daryl Stout wrote to TONY LANGDON <=-

    I saw the University Of Miami (Florida) theatre group do it...wow!!

    As a live play?

    When I get naked in the bathroom, the shower gets turned on. ;) Remember, I'm naked under these clothes. :P

    Some things can't be unseen, now I have permanent brain damage. :P

    Drain Bamage?? No thanks, I have some.

    Too much looking in the mirror? :P

    Too little to laugh at in the world nowadays. You look at the news,
    and you either want to cry or puke. :P

    Indeed. :/


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to TONY LANGDON on Tue Jul 18 07:51:00 2017
    Tony,

    I saw the University Of Miami (Florida) theatre group do it...wow!!

    As a live play?

    Yep. I was involved in theatre arts from 8th grade into college.

    Drain Bamage?? No thanks, I have some.

    Too much looking in the mirror? :P

    Yeah, I gave up on beauty sleep long ago. :P

    Too little to laugh at in the world nowadays. You look at the news, and you either want to cry or puke. :P

    Indeed. :/

    I try to get a diversion via the hobbies, but it isn't easy.

    Daryl

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  • From Tony Langdon@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Wed Jul 19 09:21:00 2017
    Daryl Stout wrote to TONY LANGDON <=-

    Yep. I was involved in theatre arts from 8th grade into college.

    Ahh OK, cool :)

    Drain Bamage?? No thanks, I have some.

    Too much looking in the mirror? :P

    Yeah, I gave up on beauty sleep long ago. :P

    Hahaha :D

    I try to get a diversion via the hobbies, but it isn't easy.

    True. :)


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to VK3JED on Mon Feb 5 12:47:00 2018
    Tony,

    Taking the 5th, or taking a 5th?? <G> Several years ago on a train trip, my Dad, my brother, and I, saw this black woman who was "the spitting image" of "Mother Jefferson" on the show "The Jeffersons". I remember "she always wanted her brandy". <G>

    Haha anything you can can and will be misquoted and used against you. :D

    You can can??

    Sort of like the exchange, where the husband is saying "Yes, dear"
    (pause), "Yes, dear" (pause), "Yes, dear" (pause), "No, dear" (pause)
    <POW!!> "I mean, yes, dear". <G>

    You know his Dad was beaming with pride.

    I bet! :)

    There was a young lady in Tennessee a few years ago that passed her Technician license at 5, her General license at 6, and her Amateur Extra
    Class license at 7!! At that age, they are a sponge for absorbing
    information!!

    For that matter, they don't want to deal with all the bull. :P

    :D

    That was rather moo-ving, if I do say so myself. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Wed Feb 7 09:20:00 2018
    Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    Haha anything you can can and will be misquoted and used against you. :D

    You can can??

    No, but a B skip is pretty close! :D

    There was a young lady in Tennessee a few years ago that passed her Technician license at 5, her General license at 6, and her Amateur
    Extra Class license at 7!! At that age, they are a sponge for absorbing information!!

    True. :)

    For that matter, they don't want to deal with all the bull. :P

    :D

    That was rather moo-ving, if I do say so myself. <G>

    I'm seeing nothing but bullshit. :D :P


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to VK3JED on Wed Feb 7 11:07:00 2018
    Tony,

    Haha anything you can can and will be misquoted and used against you. :D

    You can can??

    No, but a B skip is pretty close! :D

    If plan A doesn't work, there are 25 other letters...all is good. <G>

    That was rather moo-ving, if I do say so myself. <G>

    I'm seeing nothing but bullshit. :D :P

    Cows do, too...but, they don't brag about it. <G>

    ... Change is good; especially when it relates to underwear.

    If you're a nudist, you don't have to worry about that. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Fri Feb 9 07:05:00 2018
    Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    No, but a B skip is pretty close! :D

    If plan A doesn't work, there are 25 other letters...all is good. <G>

    When it comes to skips, I've only heard of A, B and C. :)

    ... Change is good; especially when it relates to underwear.

    If you're a nudist, you don't have to worry about that. <G>

    True, but at a nude wedding, you always know who the best man is. :D


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to VK3JED on Fri Feb 9 16:17:00 2018
    Tony,

    No, but a B skip is pretty close! :D

    If plan A doesn't work, there are 25 other letters...all is good. <G>

    When it comes to skips, I've only heard of A, B and C. :)

    Ropes and school come to mind as well. <G>

    ... Change is good; especially when it relates to underwear.

    If you're a nudist, you don't have to worry about that. <G>

    True, but at a nude wedding, you always know who the best man is. :D

    Or how you can tell who the blind man is at a nudist wedding. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Sun Feb 11 06:36:00 2018
    Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    When it comes to skips, I've only heard of A, B and C. :)

    Ropes and school come to mind as well. <G>

    True. :)

    Or how you can tell who the blind man is at a nudist wedding. <G>

    :)


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Wed Jun 17 18:23:00 2020
    Tony,

    I don't mind taxes, provided the government spends them sensibly - that latter part isn't guaranteed though! :D

    Since when does the government do anything sensible?? <G>

    Know anyone called Ron Churchill? ;)

    I read of his cousin Winston. <G>

    Haha the name I gave was a pseudonym I used on some boards over 20
    years ago. )

    Well, I started calling area BBS's in 1985, but didn't get into telnet
    until maybe 2005.

    ... Ignorance is no excuse-it's the real thing.

    And, depending on what's ignored, it's at ones own peril.

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Fri Jun 19 12:19:00 2020
    On 06-17-20 18:23, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Haha the name I gave was a pseudonym I used on some boards over 20
    years ago. )

    Well, I started calling area BBS's in 1985, but didn't get into telnet until maybe 2005.

    We experimented with telnet in the late 90s using OS/2 and SIO/Vmodem, but with a slow 2400bps modem in the path, had a lot of issues with Zmodem timeouts, because of the network buffering along the way causing timeouts.


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Phoobar on Thu Jul 30 21:06:00 2020
    Usually...it would be stations about 100 miles away in Tulsa I would
    pick up or wanted to. Oklahoma City was/is still the same as Salt Lake City...300 years in the past. Heard people say we can't time
    travel...but you head to some of these places in the Southern US...it's amazing some of these "people" can walk up right...much less talk.

    Folks wonder why I'm different, as I don't talk like Arkansans. I
    tell them that's because I was born and raised in the Miami, Florida,
    area. My late father's job transferred the family here 43 years ago.

    For some reason...seem to remember that the lowest level here could be
    had years before without code. My ears suck & have a hard time hearing
    the difference between a dot/dash. That's why I didn't get my ticket
    until code was no longer a requirement.

    With the nervous system damage from 2 lightning strikes over the years,
    with a concussion between the 2 of them, I never could copy code, either.
    When the US came out with the No Code Technician license in 1991, that's
    when I got into amateur radio. After the Morse Code was removed in 2007,
    3 months after my wife died, I used HamTestOnline to go from Technician
    to General in 14 days, and from General to Amateur Extra 13 days later.
    It was the best money I ever spent in amateur radio.

    Being a loner all my life (being raised that way from 10 years
    old)...many things I enjoy are things you do alone.

    Being single and home alone, is where you can poop with the door
    open. <G>

    Have found at least here in the Colonies that the ones who screw you
    over the worst are the 1st ones to beg to be cured...like if they had
    done the easy/smart thing in the 1st place...they may not have been in that situation. I wear a mask at work (required) & when shopping (required). On the other hand...riding a scooter...naturally practice social distancing. Even keep a decent mask still in the wrapper under
    my seat.

    They are now talking about wearing goggles with masks. I guess the
    next thing will be to say that "you only pee and poop in your own
    toilet at home". That'll go over real well...making that incident in
    Calfornia, where the woman who was angered by being told she had to
    wear a mask in the Verizon store, that she dropped her pants and
    panties, squatted, and peed on the floor. The cops got there shortly
    after that, and arrested her...then it was discovered, she had several shoplifted/stolen items in her car.

    Daryl

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  • From Phoobar@432:1/145 to Daryl Stout on Sat Aug 1 04:32:59 2020
    with a concussion between the 2 of them, I never could copy code, either. When the US came out with the No Code Technician license in 1991, that's when I got into amateur radio. After the Morse Code was removed in 2007,

    Didn't realize that the tech ticket could be had before 2007 without doing code. If so...would've gotten my ticket at that time. In terms of my general...did that the next month & the AE 4-5 years later when I got around
    to it.

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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to Phoobar on Wed Aug 12 17:04:00 2020
    Didn't realize that the tech ticket could be had before 2007 without
    doing code. If so...would've gotten my ticket at that time. In terms of
    my general...did that the next month & the AE 4-5 years later when I
    got around to it.

    With nervous system damage from 2 lightning strikes and a concussion,
    I couldn't copy code. I did try a 5 wpm exam, but failed it. Had I filled
    in the blanks, I would've passed it, but it's a moot point now.

    The funniest story I heard, though (I likely have noted this elsewhere before), was where 4 ol' boys were sitting at a restaurant table in
    Annapolis, Maryland...telling each other dirty jokes in Morse Code (CW).

    This drop dead, gorgeous, curvaceous female, walked up to them, and
    sternly admonished the group..."You need to watch your language. I teach
    CW at the Naval Academy across the street", and walked out!!

    They were as red as tomatoes!! <BG>

    Daryl

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  • From Phoobar@432:1/145 to Daryl Stout on Thu Aug 13 20:15:18 2020
    This drop dead, gorgeous, curvaceous female, walked up to them, and sternly admonished the group..."You need to watch your language. I teach CW at the Naval Academy across the street", and walked out!!

    Almost as bad as libraries carrying the braille version of Playboy.
    Myself...it was Playboy where I 1st discovered Stephen King's writing. I remember the story "Word Processor of the Gods"...but would not be able to
    tell you the women in that edition.

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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/112 to Sbaitso on Wed Aug 4 07:04:00 2021
    I wasn't aware of ThumbDV, I will have to take a look at it. It's so
    much cheaper than a full rig, but it is still amazing how much it runs when you think about what you're actually buying.

    Most ham radio operators are what I call "frugal cheapskates". Ironically, I've seen them lay out a $100 bill or two at a big hamfest to buy a "brick"
    of 250 prize tickets. Of course, if you win the grand prize, you got more
    than your investment back, by selling the rig. But, it makes those like
    myself who spend only $20, at a disadvantage. Yet, it only takes one ticket
    to win...and it's the luck of the draw. Or, they'll go out and spend big
    bucks for a ham radio rig...and won't bat an eye.

    Yet, they are screaming about the soon coming $35 fee for amateur radio operators in the US and its territories, to get a new, renewed, or upgraded license...or change their callsign (sequential or vanity). I heard one country's ham radio license fee is $500 for its term. I don't recall the country, but if that's true, $35 is a bargin. Yet, I've heard many swearing
    up and down that they will quit the hobby when their license expires.

    As of August 3, 2021...it has not shown up in the Federal Register...and
    it will have to be there at least 30 days before it takes effect. I'll bet there'll be a lot of applications for callsign changes or licenses (new or upgraded) before then. One can't renew until from 90 days before, to 2 years after expiration.

    I took a look and they do put out a podcast version. It's on my "to listen to"
    list. It's a long list so I'm not sure when I will get there.

    So many things are on podcasts now...and there are phone apps for it.

    You're not the only one -- Welcome to the Decrepit Old F@r+$ Net (hi hi).

    Well THAT'S depressing!!! ;)

    Especially since I'm now a heart patient. I had to be ambulatory to a
    local hospital July 29, and was hospitalized until August 1. I was diagnosed with atrial flutter...the heart rate was 155. Two injections of medicine in
    the IV didn't work, so they put me on a cardio drip. I now take a blood
    thinner twice a day, and this other pill to stabilize the heart rate and
    the blood pressure. I see my cardiologist this afternoon, and pacemaker
    surgery may be needed. I just hope I don't have to give up using things
    like the microwave oven, computer, and cellphones...let alone driving.
    But, if these come to fruition, I have to sell the car, and that will
    also cut me off from the outside world, and out of my hobbies.

    At least the cost of BBSing went down over the years. I can still discover new places and people without a bunch of gear.

    Especially in relation to hardware and software. But, at times, the commercialware can be pretty steep. However, if you can get a license
    for more than one computer for the same key, that makes it more palatable.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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