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    From Bailiff@1:153/7715 to All on Fri May 27 02:35:10 2011
    I couldn't have found this "feed" without the help of Dallas, but I'm happy to be here.

    I think everyone has some sort of survivor aspect to them -- some situation they've managed to overcome, and eventually would like to share.

    Reading the messages here (and there are over 350 for me to still read)... I just wanted to say hello to everyone.

    - Shiloh

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  • From Dallas Hinton@1:153/7715 to Bailiff on Fri May 27 12:39:40 2011
    Hi Bailiff -- on May 27 2011 at 02:35, you wrote:

    I think everyone has some sort of survivor aspect to them -- some
    situation they've managed to overcome, and eventually would like to
    share.

    Yup -- and that's what this echo is all about!

    Reading the messages here (and there are over 350 for me to still
    read)... I just wanted to say hello to everyone.


    And hello back!! You might want to check your auto-signature :-)



    Cheers... Dallas

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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Steve Kemp on Sun Jun 12 15:46:18 2011
    Hi, Steve! Recently you wrote in a message to Bailiff:

    Seems this is the end.


    Yes, but "the end" is a moving target here.... ;-)




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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to James Bradley on Sat Jun 18 13:24:34 2011
    Hi, James! Recently you wrote in a message to Ardith Hinton:

    Hi again gorgeous!


    Who, me?? Shucks. Anyway, welcome back. We missed you.... :-)



    Catch my words to Bailiff for a bit of an explanation
    to my reticence?


    Uh-huh. You were playing with a new toy. Some people, once they've discovered the Internet, find it much more exciting than life in the slow lane and/or decide they don't have time for both. As Shiloh commented elsewhere, I think there is room for both in our lives. I use the Internet when Nora wants further information about something we've just read about. I use Fidonet when I've got her settled down for the night & I want to chat with my friends. :-)



    Oh and, aren't the Godless as welcome as those of us
    with... Um... "Spirit"?


    Citing the rules of the echo:

    No participants will be included or excluded on the basis of their
    vital statistics, ethnic origin, religious beliefs, medical history,
    and/or sexual preferences.


    Or, in a word, yes. We don't include or exclude anyone on the basis of their religion or lack thereof. That bit about proselytizing appears later in the rules & was added because a Christian of the fundamentalist/evangelical persuasion was overzealous in an attempt to convert the Unwashed Masses to her way of thinking. It wasn't her religion we objected to, but her determination to force it on others. Some folks regard atheism as a religion... some don't. Either way, AFAIC, what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.... ;-)




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    * Origin: Wits' End, Vancouver CANADA (1:153/716)
  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to James Bradley on Tue Jun 21 14:42:18 2011
    Hi, James! Recently you wrote in a message to Ardith Hinton:

    I *still* need to swap fridges here, but I lost my keys
    while trying to affect that. Now I have something *else*
    to fret about. <Cha-G>


    Hmm. In that regard, your loss is our gain.... :-Q



    I'm sure I mentioned a *long* time ago - but I'll repeat
    myself for the benefit of those who don't know how nutty
    I can be <shy-G> -


    And for those who know how nutty you can be, but may have forgotten or failed to grasp the technical details. Works for me... [chuckle].



    I had a gratis dial-up I-net account for about thirteen
    years.


    I thought you were using the public library but had some difficulty getting there... perhaps I drew a false analogy with Wayne from another echo.



    Most of that time was spent *trying* to keep Windows
    secure and up to date. Now that I can plug a router
    between me and that "nastyness", and use *only* Linux
    for my online chores, I feel MUCH more secure spending
    all my money on eBay. O-8*


    While I'm not a techie, I understand your unhappiness with Windows. From where I sit it appears that Linux is probably quite safe if only because so few people understand it. Same goes for Fidonet nowadays... anybody who's interested in finding out more about me has to know where & how to look. :-)



    Oh and, aren't the Godless as welcome as those of us
    with... Um... "Spirit"?

    [...]

    You KNOW I was asking in rhetoric, right? <G+D>


    A rhetorical question is asked for effect, not for information, and doesn't require an answer. I think you knew the answer already. But for the benefit of newcomers who might not be so clear on the concept, I explained it again in a somewhat different way. You've been here longer than anybody else except for Dallas & me... and you understand what we're trying to accomplish. If others are team-teaching effectively he doesn't need the big hammer. :-))



    What the kid could learn from me


    Steve isn't a kid... he's been posting in various Fidonet echoes for quite awhile. Shiloh is about the age you were when you started posting here. I'm not sure about Nathan, but I reckon your guess is as good as mine.... ;-)



    about slipping under the radar *alone* would make his
    hair stand on end WITHOUT "product". <EG>


    I imagine you & I could both go on at length about that. Meanwhile, give yourself a gold star for making me laugh! I really enjoy your tongue-in- cheek allusions to the whims of fashion & to the jargon of advertising. :-)))



    Either way, AFAIC, what's sauce for the goose is sauce
    for the gander.... ;-)

    Oh, *so* glad to find the time to garner your thoughts
    again! <I SWEAR the new neighbours think I'm "off my
    rocker" for laughing so hard!>


    Oops. Is my NT (preferred reasoning style) showing again?? Anyway, I'm glad you're glad! As for the neighbours... I guess you could say "You had to be there." But I doubt you're overly concerned about what they think. :-)




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    * Origin: Wits' End, Vancouver CANADA (1:153/716)
  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to James Bradley on Tue Jul 12 23:20:54 2011
    Hi, James! Recently you wrote in a message to Ardith Hinton:

    Typo: "*SHUCKS* right back!"


    I thought that was probably what you meant.... :-)



    I need to work on my proofreading skills. ]-:


    While you're at it, I'd suggest you look up "affect" and "effect". You may of course be aware of the difference already... but what often happens is that we see what we meant to write, not what we actually wrote. One way of getting around the problem is to do the opposite of what adult readers tend to do when they're reading for comprehension: i.e. slow down & focus on one word at a time. I do the latter when I want the right brain to keep quiet.... ;-)



    ... I'm not a complete idiot. Several parts are
    still missing.


    I got my act together, then forgot where I put it... [chuckle].




    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+
    * Origin: Wits' End, Vancouver CANADA (1:153/716)
  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ARDITH HINTON on Sat Mar 3 02:39:00 2018
    Ardith,

    Seems this is the end.

    Yes, but "the end" is a moving target here.... ;-)

    Just what I need...a bullseye on my backside. :P Or maybe that's not a
    bad idea for when I undergo the colonoscopy this year. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ARDITH HINTON on Sat Mar 3 02:40:00 2018
    Ardith,

    No participants will be included or excluded on the basis of their
    vital statistics, ethnic origin, religious beliefs, medical history,
    and/or sexual preferences.

    Or as Linus Van Pelt noted..."There are 3 things I don't discuss with
    people. Religion, Politics, and The Great Pumpkin". <G>

    Daryl

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