• Someone should make that happen..

    From MRO@BBSESINF to Ogg on Sunday, July 25, 2021 21:34:34
    Re: Someone should make that happen..
    By: Ogg to poindexter FORTRAN on Sun Jul 25 2021 01:32 pm

    Hello pF!

    ** On Monday 19.07.21 - 08:06, you wrote to me:

    Here's a shout-out to Keepass and Google Drive. I keep my
    keepass file in Google Drive and have my passwords on my
    phone *and* on my desktop and laptop.

    I'm still leery of putting my trust into an app like Keepass.


    keepass keeps all your data with you.
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@REALITY to Ogg on Monday, July 26, 2021 06:58:00
    Subject: Re: Someone should make that happen..
    @MSGID: <61040A2C.4897.dove.dove-int@realitycheckbbs.org>
    @REPLY: <60FDA076.4846.dove-int@capitolcityonline.net>
    @TZ: c1e0
    Ogg wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    What plugin is that? I find that SyncTerm seems to "remember"
    the SSH creds and logins are automatic.

    QuickConnect plugin for Keepass. I swear by it at work, I have a ton of systems that I'm converting over to public key that still use unique passwords.




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  • From Tracker1@TRN to Arelor on Friday, September 03, 2021 18:39:25
    On 7/20/2021 1:45 AM, Arelor wrote:
    My condolences for downloading and installing Discord.

    Don't forget to send your RAM to the hospital so they can use a
    rape kit on it after Discord is finished with it.

    Every computer in my home has at least 32gb in it.

    Discord sitting at 287mb here, which is pretty high for what it is...
    Though I'm sitting with 40GB available, and about to drop in another
    64gb with a new video card when it gets in tomorrow.
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  • From Tracker1@TRN to poindexter FORTRAN on Friday, September 03, 2021 18:43:50
    On 7/20/2021 6:54 AM, poindexter FORTRAN wrote:
    If you like the Google Drive approach, Nextcloud would also work, pluss
    it has its own integrated password management solution via plugins.

    If I ever move back to a "real" ISP, the first thing I'll do is put a box on a UPS at my house and go back to self-hosting. I did that way back when on a server-friendly ISP and enjoyed running my own services.

    I could put it on a VPS, but the data would be (I think) unencrypted and in the cloud - unless I'm mistaken. If there was a way to encrypt data at rest, I'd be all over that.
    If you self-host in the cloud, you can use an encrypted volume if you
    like, but given that volume can boot without a passphrase, it doesn't
    provide *that* much security. A few people will use FUSE mounts for the
    likes of S3 or similar, then encrypt that data... it'd be at rest across
    a different system than the server itself, which is slightly better.

    Getting my pihole and wireguard setup this weekend, at least that's the
    plan.
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  • From Tracker1@TRN to Ogg on Friday, September 03, 2021 18:56:02
    On 7/20/2021 3:03 PM, Ogg wrote:
    http://t.me/aztracker1

    We connected. Good to meet you.

    You as well.

    https://t.me/bbsiochat
    but the group is really dead...

    I dropped by. It seems to be primarily a ProBoard group, since
    it's being run by the owner of ProBoard?

    I set it up.. the ProBoard owner is just in there. :-) .. my messages in
    the group show up as bbsiochat, which is kind of annoying.

    If anyone has other groups to share that they like.

    I'm linked up with ProgrammerJokes and one of the RT news
    channels. I don't think I would even want more at this point.

    https://t.me/rtintl
    https://t.me/programmerjokes

    The vast majority of my other links are the Fido2Telegram
    groups (via @Fido2Telebot) which are linked to the echos with
    Fidonet.

    I'm going to have to followup, apparently my phone number is banned
    (google voice number), so emailed telegram to see if they can unban or
    convert me to my carrier number... *sigh* I don't like using the
    carrier number as I've never memorized it and switched carriers without porting my number a couple times now.
    --
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  • From Tracker1@TRN to Nightfox on Friday, September 03, 2021 18:58:59
    On 7/20/2021 7:52 PM, Nightfox wrote:
    Windows 11 has that too (works with Android, dunno about iOS). Of
    course, I've been using Google Voice, since it was Grand Central
    before Google bought them, so using my phone and desktop is pretty
    much been it... though I've also experienced every pain of Google's
    schizophrenic approach to chat applications.

    That's cool. I heard Windows 11 is supposed to be able to run Android
    apps.

    Yeah, apparently the feature will be post-release (October 5th) though.
    I haven't seen/tried it on insiders though.

    I had a Samsung phone not too long ago, and they had some software for Windows PCs that would let you control your phone from your PC. It
    would show the phone's screen on your PC and you could interact with
    it using that software. I thought it was interesting.

    Some Samsung (and other) phones actually have a hub/desktop mode where
    you can use a usb3 dock and get a desktop experience, that seems kind of
    cool too. Hadn't seen the mirroring.

    The win11 integration, I haven't used much and it's a little annoying to me.
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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Tracker1 on Saturday, September 04, 2021 06:03:54
    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: Tracker1 to Ogg on Fri Sep 03 2021 06:56 pm

    I dropped by. It seems to be primarily a ProBoard group, since
    it's being run by the owner of ProBoard?

    I set it up.. the ProBoard owner is just in there. :-) .. my messages in
    the group show up as bbsiochat, which is kind of annoying.

    you mean the guy who claims to be the owner but has the leaked source, right? he's so full of shit his eyes are brown.
    he's been busted multiple times.
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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to all on Saturday, September 04, 2021 07:09:41
    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: MRO to Tracker1 on Sat Sep 04 2021 06:03 am

    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: Tracker1 to Ogg on Fri Sep 03 2021 06:56 pm

    I dropped by. It seems to be primarily a ProBoard group, since
    it's being run by the owner of ProBoard?

    I set it up.. the ProBoard owner is just in there. :-) .. my messages in the group show up as bbsiochat, which is kind of annoying.

    you mean the guy who claims to be the owner but has the leaked source, right? he's so full of shit his eyes are brown.
    he's been busted multiple times.

    man this dude is mentally ill.

    https://youtu.be/yfFjzvCdH90?t=10823
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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST to Tracker1 on Saturday, September 04, 2021 13:37:10
    Re: Re: KICQ as an "Old New I
    By: Tracker1 to Nightfox on Fri Sep 03 2021 06:58 pm

    That's cool. I heard Windows 11 is supposed to be able to run Android
    apps.

    Yeah, apparently the feature will be post-release (October 5th) though.
    I haven't seen/tried it on insiders though.

    I've seen Android emulators for Windows that let you run Android apps on Windows. So it's something that's out there already. It seems Microsoft wants it included with Windows.. I wonder if it will be more of a seamless feature being integrated into Windows.

    Some Samsung (and other) phones actually have a hub/desktop mode where you can use a usb3 dock and get a desktop experience, that seems kind of cool too. Hadn't seen the mirroring.

    I had a Samsung S20 phone that did that, or at least something like that. I thought it was cool. It didn't need a dock - I could plug my phone into my PC with a USB3 cable, and the Samsung software would let me basically see my phone screen on my PC and interact with it from my PC that way.

    Nightfox

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  • From Ogg@CAPCITY2 to Tracker1 on Saturday, September 04, 2021 20:39:00
    Hello Tracker1!

    ** On Friday 03.09.21 - 18:56, Tracker1 wrote to Ogg:

    https://t.me/bbsiochat
    but the group is really dead...

    I dropped by. It seems to be primarily a ProBoard group,
    since it's being run by the owner of ProBoard?

    I set it up.. the ProBoard owner is just in there. :-) ..
    my messages in the group show up as bbsiochat, which is
    kind of annoying.

    I don't see any messages posted by "bbsiochat" in there. There
    is an occassional post from someone using the id "Group"
    though. Is that you?


    The vast majority of my other links are the Fido2Telegram
    groups (via @Fido2Telebot) which are linked to the echos
    with Fidonet.

    I'm going to have to followup, apparently my phone number
    is banned (google voice number), so emailed telegram to see
    if they can unban or convert me to my carrier number...
    *sigh* I don't like using the carrier number as I've never
    memorized it and switched carriers without porting my
    number a couple times now.

    You don't have to change numbers. Why not continue your account
    as @azTracker1 ?

    In any case, the folks at Telegram are very helpful if you run
    into a ban situation and explain the circumstances. My number
    was banned at one point. My number is a standard number with my
    cellphone. By then, I had already installed Telegram on 3
    devices. I just wanted one more device. But as soon as I went
    to register/activate the installation, I got a "number is
    banned" message. :( But an email to Telegram Support sorted
    it all out within 12 hours.


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  • From Arelor@PALANT to Tracker1 on Sunday, September 05, 2021 08:26:18
    Re: Re: KICQ as an "Old New I
    By: Tracker1 to Arelor on Fri Sep 03 2021 06:39 pm

    On 7/20/2021 1:45 AM, Arelor wrote:
    My condolences for downloading and installing Discord.

    Don't forget to send your RAM to the hospital so they can use a
    rape kit on it after Discord is finished with it.

    Every computer in my home has at least 32gb in it.

    Discord sitting at 287mb here, which is pretty high for what it is...
    Though I'm sitting with 40GB available, and about to drop in another
    64gb with a new video card when it gets in tomorrow.

    Heh, you are necroing an old thread.

    Besides, it is awesome that the weakest of your computers has more RAM that every computer in my house combined, including smartphones. However, some of us have a tight budget and make do with scrapyard computers, and 250+mb is somethig you DO notice when the rest of what you are doing in the same computer takes less than 400 mb combined.And you notice it more when you are using computers with 1 or 2 Gb of RAM.

    My most powerful computer is from 2007, and it was obsoleted already.

    There is a lot of talk of being socially inclusive and whatnot in the IT industry, but something I often hear is:

    "We should deprecate this technology because nobody is using it"

    or

    "Let's make this thing a requirenment, everybody already has it, after all"

    The irony is that they end up deprecating technology because they don't use it anymore despite the fact there are lange numbers of people in less wealthy countries depending on the now deprecated technology. They don't care if somebody from Africa's screwed up because their lame software now requires more RAM than the whole village can afford.

    Also, Linux distributions were deprecating CD releases in favor of DVD releases "because nobody uses CDs anymore" despite the fact CD production was ON THE RISE WORLDWIDE because lots of poor countries prefer CDs over DVDs due to price.

    So it seems to me the IT industry is inclusive until the time comes to include people with no money or resources. Those we can screw up.

    So yes, it is awesome that you can afford to have 32 Gb of RAM on your weakest computer. But that is not an argument to make to a guy whose pro-computer fleet has no computer with more than 2.



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  • From Arelor@PALANT to Tracker1 on Sunday, September 05, 2021 08:29:35
    Re: Re: Someone should make that happen..
    By: Tracker1 to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri Sep 03 2021 06:43 pm

    On 7/20/2021 6:54 AM, poindexter FORTRAN wrote:
    If you like the Google Drive approach, Nextcloud would also work, pluss >> it has its own integrated password management solution via plugins.

    If I ever move back to a "real" ISP, the first thing I'll do is put a box a UPS at my house and go back to self-hosting. I did that way back when on server-friendly ISP and enjoyed running my own services.

    I could put it on a VPS, but the data would be (I think) unencrypted and i the cloud - unless I'm mistaken. If there was a way to encrypt data at res I'd be all over that.
    If you self-host in the cloud, you can use an encrypted volume if you
    like, but given that volume can boot without a passphrase, it doesn't provide *that* much security. A few people will use FUSE mounts for the likes of S3 or similar, then encrypt that data... it'd be at rest across
    a different system than the server itself, which is slightly better.

    Getting my pihole and wireguard setup this weekend, at least that's the plan.

    A good way to store data safely in a Virtual Private Server is a FUSE encryption layer such as Cryptomator. I am not a big fan of Cryptomator but the concept is neat. Your file synchronization tool only sees encrypted files, and your VPS only sees encrypted files. However, in your own computer you work with unencrypted files in a transparent manner.

    Much better than using a Veracrypt volume or similar solution, for file sync tools at least.

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  • From Ogg@CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Sunday, September 05, 2021 23:23:00
    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Sunday 05.09.21 - 08:26, Arelor wrote to Tracker1:

    On 7/20/2021 1:45 AM, Arelor wrote:
    My condolences for downloading and installing Discord.

    [...]

    Heh, you are necroing an old thread.

    A message from July doesn't seem so bad. It's summertime and
    people get occupied with things.

    At what point in time is replying to a message considered a
    necro event? And why does it seem to have a negative
    connotation?

    Heck, I have marked messages (intended for a reply) that are
    dated much older than the one that you mention. :/


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  • From Arelor@PALANT to Ogg on Monday, September 06, 2021 06:23:56
    Re: Heh, you are necroing an old thread
    By: Ogg to Arelor on Sun Sep 05 2021 11:23 pm

    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Sunday 05.09.21 - 08:26, Arelor wrote to Tracker1:

    On 7/20/2021 1:45 AM, Arelor wrote:
    My condolences for downloading and installing Discord.

    [...]

    Heh, you are necroing an old thread.

    A message from July doesn't seem so bad. It's summertime and
    people get occupied with things.

    At what point in time is replying to a message considered a
    necro event? And why does it seem to have a negative
    connotation?

    Heck, I have marked messages (intended for a reply) that are
    dated much older than the one that you mention. :/

    I have nothing against Necromancers. They give out a lot of XP when you defeat them.

    There is no hard rule for defining what is necro and what is not. I think something is necro when it happens long after interest on the thread has waned.

    I think nobody even remembered the Discord discussion, which for me scores as necro. I bet Tracker1 lives in a dark tower of power and spends his time reading black tomes while listening to The Spell and raising dead threads from the grave.

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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Arelor on Monday, September 06, 2021 09:12:37
    Re: Heh, you are necroing an old thread
    By: Arelor to Ogg on Mon Sep 06 2021 06:23 am


    Heck, I have marked messages (intended for a reply) that are
    dated much older than the one that you mention. :/

    I have nothing against Necromancers. They give out a lot of XP when you defeat them.

    There is no hard rule for defining what is necro and what is not. I think


    tracker is different in that he is just gone for long stretches. he's not a new guy who just didnt update his msg pointers.

    so i'm not sure how to complain about him.
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  • From Digital Man to MRO on Monday, September 06, 2021 13:25:43
    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: MRO to all on Sat Sep 04 2021 07:09 am

    man this dude is mentally ill.

    https://youtu.be/yfFjzvCdH90?t=10823

    I want to run *his* software for my BBS!
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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Digital Man on Monday, September 06, 2021 15:36:16
    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Mon Sep 06 2021 01:25 pm

    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: MRO to all on Sat Sep 04 2021 07:09 am

    man this dude is mentally ill.

    https://youtu.be/yfFjzvCdH90?t=10823

    I want to run *his* software for my BBS!
    --
    digital man

    i made the mistake of letting this run when i was cleaning my pet's cages and my fishtank.

    he started getting really bad talking about this 18 year old woman he knocked up at 30, then showing his kid's pics and going on these rants about crazy shit. saying it's not his fault he can't keep a job or take care of his kids.

    he said baby momma's last name was sanford. i wonder if that was eli's sister. it's hard to make it out.

    i was like god damn dude. you should be on a government watch list.
    he wasn't that bad before, he must be using crystal meth or huffing.

    atleast he took down the confederate flag off the wall.
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  • From Arelor@PALANT to MRO on Monday, September 06, 2021 16:19:49
    Re: Heh, you are necroing an old thread
    By: MRO to Arelor on Mon Sep 06 2021 09:12 am

    Re: Heh, you are necroing an old thread
    By: Arelor to Ogg on Mon Sep 06 2021 06:23 am


    Heck, I have marked messages (intended for a reply) that are
    dated much older than the one that you mention. :/

    I have nothing against Necromancers. They give out a lot of XP when you defeat them.

    There is no hard rule for defining what is necro and what is not. I think


    tracker is different in that he is just gone for long stretches. he's not a new guy who just didnt update his msg pointers.

    so i'm not sure how to complain about him.

    Hire a group of adventures (a fighter, a wizard, a rogue and a cleric are the standard) to sneak into his necromantic tower and steal the Hand of Vecna from his treasure chamber. That should be a good enough complaint for a Necromancer :-)

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  • From Tracker1@TRN to Nightfox on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 16:30:54
    On 9/4/2021 1:37 PM, Nightfox wrote:
    Yeah, apparently the feature will be post-release (October 5th)
    though. I haven't seen/tried it on insiders though.

    I've seen Android emulators for Windows that let you run Android apps
    on Windows. So it's something that's out there already. It seems
    Microsoft wants it included with Windows.. I wonder if it will be
    more of a seamless feature being integrated into Windows.

    Should be... rumor is it'll use Amazon's store instead of Google Play,
    so very mixed bag, and no wonder it slipped.


    Some Samsung (and other) phones actually have a hub/desktop mode
    where you can use a usb3 dock and get a desktop experience, that
    seems kind of cool too. Hadn't seen the mirroring.

    I had a Samsung S20 phone that did that, or at least something like
    that. I thought it was cool. It didn't need a dock - I could plug
    my phone into my PC with a USB3 cable, and the Samsung software would
    let me basically see my phone screen on my PC and interact with it
    from my PC that way.

    That's kind of cool... what I'm talking about, no computer needed, the
    phone *is* the computer. There's a win10/11 software MS has that can do
    some stuff with my android phone... mostly use it to copy pictures off
    of it.

    Really wanting to switch back to Linux (PopOS), but also wanting to try
    some AI up-scaling for video, that's limited to Windows. May have to
    stick a second drive in again so I can dual-boot cleaner.
    --
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  • From Tracker1@TRN to Ogg on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 16:34:05
    On 9/4/2021 5:39 PM, Ogg wrote:
    I set it up.. the ProBoard owner is just in there. :-) ..
    my messages in the group show up as bbsiochat, which is
    kind of annoying.

    I don't see any messages posted by "bbsiochat" in there. There
    is an occassional post from someone using the id "Group"
    though. Is that you?

    Probably... Not sure if/how I can change it tbh.

    You don't have to change numbers. Why not continue your account
    as @azTracker1 ?

    Was able to recover it... my "number is banned" is the message I was
    getting. Likely a filter that trapped all the service number blocks
    (twilio, google voice, etc).


    In any case, the folks at Telegram are very helpful if you run
    into a ban situation and explain the circumstances. My number
    was banned at one point. My number is a standard number with my
    cellphone. By then, I had already installed Telegram on 3
    devices. I just wanted one more device. But as soon as I went
    to register/activate the installation, I got a "number is
    banned" message. :( But an email to Telegram Support sorted
    it all out within 12 hours.

    Yeah, it was un-banned the next morning.
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  • From Tracker1@TRN to Arelor on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 16:39:48
    On 9/5/2021 6:26 AM, Arelor wrote:

    So yes, it is awesome that you can afford to have 32 Gb of RAM on
    your weakest computer. But that is not an argument to make to a
    guy whose pro-computer fleet has no computer with more than 2.

    I wasn't trying to be offensive... only mentioning that 16+ has been
    widely available for a while, at least in the US. I'm often very
    surprised when I see something with less than 8gb.

    There's definitely some hard press to try to get something running that
    low on resources with a modern desktop. There was some options in
    Windows XP that let you use a fast USB or other drive as extension
    memory. Not sure if you can still do that in Windows or Linux.
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  • From Tracker1@TRN to Arelor on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 16:43:03
    On 9/6/2021 4:23 AM, Arelor wrote:
    I bet Tracker1 lives in a dark tower of power and spends his time
    reading black tomes while listening to The Spell and raising dead
    threads from the grave.

    More that I work too much, and at the end of the day don't really check
    on the BBS as often as I should... so weeks often go by between read
    cycles for me.

    After this week, I have two off, planning on spending at least half of
    it working on the BBS.
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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST to Tracker1 on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 08:42:37
    Re: Re: KICQ as an "Old New I
    By: Tracker1 to Nightfox on Tue Sep 21 2021 04:30 pm

    Really wanting to switch back to Linux (PopOS), but also wanting to try some AI up-scaling for video, that's limited to Windows. May have to stick a second drive in again so I can dual-boot cleaner.

    Is it Topaz Video Enhance AI by chance? I've been using that on and off since about April last year to do some video upscaling. I've considered switching to Linux for a long time but haven't due to software, and now Topaz Video Enhance AI is one reason why.

    Nightfox

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  • From DaiTengu@ENSEMBLE to MRO on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 13:15:25
    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Mon Sep 06 2021 03:36 pm

    i made the mistake of letting this run when i was cleaning my pet's cages and my fishtank.

    he started getting really bad talking about this 18 year old woman he knocked up at 30, then showing his kid's pics and going on these rants about crazy shit. saying it's not his fault he can't keep a job or take care of his kids.

    he said baby momma's last name was sanford. i wonder if that was eli's sister. it's hard to make it out.

    i was like god damn dude. you should be on a government watch list.
    he wasn't that bad before, he must be using crystal meth or huffing.

    atleast he took down the confederate flag off the wall.

    Jesus fuck, that guy.

    https://www.freelancer.com/projects/c-programming/convert-the-source-code-probo ard/?ngsw-bypass=&w=f


    how the hell did he get the source to ProBoard? A few years ago Philippe mentioned he wanted to give away the source code on Twitter, and a year later he said there were some copyright issues.

    ProBoard was the first BBS software I ever seriously ran, because all the BBSes in this area used it. (Mr. Homie's Neighborhood, which moved down to Milwaukee was one of them).

    I eventually moved to Synchronet in the late 90s and didn't really look back.




    DaiTengu

    ... He was a man, all and all, I shall not look upon his like again.

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  • From Arelor@PALANT to Tracker1 on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 15:30:55
    Re: Re: KICQ as an "Old New I
    By: Tracker1 to Arelor on Tue Sep 21 2021 04:39 pm

    On 9/5/2021 6:26 AM, Arelor wrote:

    So yes, it is awesome that you can afford to have 32 Gb of RAM on
    your weakest computer. But that is not an argument to make to a
    guy whose pro-computer fleet has no computer with more than 2.

    I wasn't trying to be offensive... only mentioning that 16+ has been
    widely available for a while, at least in the US. I'm often very
    surprised when I see something with less than 8gb.

    There's definitely some hard press to try to get something running that
    low on resources with a modern desktop. There was some options in
    Windows XP that let you use a fast USB or other drive as extension
    memory. Not sure if you can still do that in Windows or Linux.

    You can pull it off with Linux for sure. Just swapon the external drive :-)

    I was testing some setup for deployment yesterday. I used a workstation of 2 GB of RAM and a
    processor so cingeworthy I am not going to ashame myself by giving its specs here.

    The thing can run Firefox, Thunderbird and Libreoffice at the same time. It swaps from time to time
    but you can certainly use it in a pitch. If you can write reports in Writer while notifying
    insurance companies of a case's status via a web portal, while you get mails and live updates
    regarding events and schedules via calendar addons, then I think it is safe to say the computer you
    do it all from is usable :-)

    I also tested OpenBSD. Putting the working environment together was a bit hackish but it also does
    well. I think it is a bit more responsive than Linux in some regards but their Thunderbird
    implementation is slower.

    I also tried Tiny Core Linux. That thing rocks. It is blazing fast and you don't realize you are
    using a stoneage computer. The drawback is the distribution is no suitable for firmwork because the
    repositories lack package signing and the process by which they accept package submissions is too
    free-for-all.


    --
    gopher://gopher.richardfalken.com/1/richardfalken

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Palantir BBS * palantirbbs.ddns.net * Pensacola, FL
  • From MRO@BBSESINF to DaiTengu on Thursday, September 23, 2021 03:37:56
    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: DaiTengu to MRO on Wed Sep 22 2021 01:15 pm

    atleast he took down the confederate flag off the wall.

    Jesus fuck, that guy.

    https://www.freelancer.com/projects/c-programming/convert-the-source-code-pr obo ard/?ngsw-bypass=&w=f


    how the hell did he get the source to ProBoard? A few years ago Philippe mentioned he wanted to give away the source code on Twitter, and a year later he said there were some copyright issues.


    i think someone just posted it on the internet. he has paid people for it in the past, or so he says so he thinks he owns it. he said he paid clawson money for it and he got an asm dump. pcmike looked at the paperwork and the signatures were all computer generated. he would talk about it on irc and i'd go back in the logs and catch him lying so who knows what the truth is.

    he obviously has mental illness and probably drug problems.
    night now he says he needs gofundme money to fight his ex in court because he has fleas.

    philippe did say he wouldnt give it out because of copyright issues.
    clawson's estate could sue over it being distributed. according to his obituary he has heirs. https://obits.mlive.com/us/obituaries/flint/name/patrick-clawson-obituary?pid=176308972
    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From DaiTengu@ENSEMBLE to MRO on Thursday, September 23, 2021 08:42:40
    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: MRO to DaiTengu on Thu Sep 23 2021 03:37 am


    philippe did say he wouldnt give it out because of copyright issues. clawson's estate could sue over it being distributed. according to his obituary he has heirs. https://obits.mlive.com/us/obituaries/flint/name/patrick-clawson-obituary? pid=176308972 ---

    I tried to find out what happened to Telegrafix and Clawson yesterday, I came across that Obituary but didn't think it was his, as there was no mention of running a company, or living in CA or VA (Where Telegrafix came from/moved to)

    DaiTengu

    ... I'm not broke, I'm just badly bent.

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ War Ensemble BBS - The sport is war, total war - warensemble.com
  • From MRO@BBSESINF to DaiTengu on Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:43:26
    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: DaiTengu to MRO on Thu Sep 23 2021 08:42 am

    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: MRO to DaiTengu on Thu Sep 23 2021 03:37 am


    philippe did say he wouldnt give it out because of copyright issues. clawson's estate could sue over it being distributed. according to his obituary he has heirs. https://obits.mlive.com/us/obituaries/flint/name /patrick-clawson-obituary? pid=176308972 ---

    I tried to find out what happened to Telegrafix and Clawson yesterday, I came across that Obituary but didn't think it was his, as there was no mention of running a company, or living in CA or VA (Where Telegrafix came from/moved to)


    yeah that's him. or i'm pretty sure it is. that's the obit that was announced back when he died.
    the radio and reporting stuff is stuff clawson was involved in.
    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From Digital Man to DaiTengu on Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:20:40
    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: DaiTengu to MRO on Wed Sep 22 2021 01:15 pm

    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Mon Sep 06 2021 03:36 pm

    i made the mistake of letting this run when i was cleaning my pet's cages and my fishtank.

    he started getting really bad talking about this 18 year old woman he knocked up at 30, then showing his kid's pics and going on these rants about crazy shit. saying it's not his fault he can't keep a job or take care of his kids.

    he said baby momma's last name was sanford. i wonder if that was eli's sister. it's hard to make it out.

    i was like god damn dude. you should be on a government watch list.
    he wasn't that bad before, he must be using crystal meth or huffing.

    atleast he took down the confederate flag off the wall.

    Jesus fuck, that guy.

    https://www.freelancer.com/projects/c-programming/convert-the-source-code-pr obo ard/?ngsw-bypass=&w=f


    how the hell did he get the source to ProBoard? A few years ago Philippe mentioned he wanted to give away the source code on Twitter, and a year later he said there were some copyright issues.

    "The dating system will need need a complete rewrite. Making it 4 year dating only." - he only wants to date for 4 years!

    Hey, that project is marked as "completed" - so its done, right?

    ProBoard was the first BBS software I ever seriously ran, because all the BBSes in this area used it. (Mr. Homie's Neighborhood, which moved down to Milwaukee was one of them).

    I don't think I've ever actually seen a ProBoard system. <shrug>

    I eventually moved to Synchronet in the late 90s and didn't really look back.

    :-)
    --
    digital man

    Rush quote #13:
    Cast in this unlikely role, ill-equipped to act, with insufficient tact
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  • From Digital Man to MRO on Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:25:30
    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: MRO to DaiTengu on Thu Sep 23 2021 03:37 am

    philippe did say he wouldnt give it out because of copyright issues. clawson's estate could sue over it being distributed.

    That does seem extremely unlikely.

    according to his
    obituary he has heirs. https://obits.mlive.com/us/obituaries/flint/name/patrick-clawson -obituary?pid=176308972

    I didn't know he passed away. Thanks.
    --
    digital man

    Sling Blade quote #15:
    Doyle Hargraves: What'cha doin' with that lawn mower blade Karl?
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  • From Digital Man to DaiTengu on Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:26:37
    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: DaiTengu to MRO on Thu Sep 23 2021 08:42 am

    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: MRO to DaiTengu on Thu Sep 23 2021 03:37 am


    philippe did say he wouldnt give it out because of copyright issues. clawson's estate could sue over it being distributed. according to his obituary he has heirs. https://obits.mlive.com/us/obituaries/flint/name /patrick-clawson-obituary? pid=176308972 ---

    I tried to find out what happened to Telegrafix and Clawson yesterday, I came across that Obituary but didn't think it was his, as there was no mention of running a company, or living in CA or VA (Where Telegrafix came from/moved to)

    I remember when I talked to Pat on the phone once or twice he liked to brag about his experience at CNN and his accumulated awards. It sounds like the right guy to me.
    --
    digital man

    Breaking Bad quote #43:
    Congratulations! You're now officially the cute one of the group.
    Norco, CA WX: 85.6°F, 37.0% humidity, 3 mph NNW wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs
  • From poindexter FORTRAN@REALITY to Arelor on Thursday, September 23, 2021 07:15:00
    Arelor wrote to Tracker1 <=-

    There's definitely some hard press to try to get something running that
    low on resources with a modern desktop. There was some options in
    Windows XP that let you use a fast USB or other drive as extension
    memory. Not sure if you can still do that in Windows or Linux.

    Yes, it's called ReadyBoost, it acts as a disk cache if memory serves.

    I was testing some setup for deployment yesterday. I used a workstation
    of 2 GB of RAM and a processor so cingeworthy I am not going to ashame myself by giving its specs here.

    I used a Thinkpad T42 for years with Lubuntu. 1.7Ghz single-core CPU, 2 GB
    of DDR RAM, 5400 RPM PATA drive, later updated to a PATA SSD. It did everything I could throw at it except for full-screen video. It was a little choppy.

    Best damn keyboard on a laptop, ever. Best industrial design on a laptop,
    IMO. The T4x series were a high-water mark for 4:3 laptops.






    ... Move towards the unimportant
    --- MultiMail/DOS v0.52
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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST to Digital Man on Thursday, September 23, 2021 13:59:46
    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: Digital Man to DaiTengu on Thu Sep 23 2021 11:20 am

    ProBoard was the first BBS software I ever seriously ran, because
    all the BBSes in this area used it. (Mr. Homie's Neighborhood, which
    moved down to Milwaukee was one of them).

    I don't think I've ever actually seen a ProBoard system. <shrug>

    I seem to remember there being a few ProBoard BBSes in my area in the 90s.

    I'd heard ProBoard started as a clone of QuickBBS. Similarly, RemoteAccess (which I had ran in the 90s) also was a clone of QuickBBS..

    Nightfox

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
  • From Tracker1@TRN to Nightfox on Thursday, September 23, 2021 15:40:16
    On 9/22/2021 8:42 AM, Nightfox wrote:
    Really wanting to switch back to Linux (PopOS), but also wanting to
    try some AI up-scaling for video, that's limited to Windows. May have
    to stick a second drive in again so I can dual-boot cleaner.

    Is it Topaz Video Enhance AI by chance? I've been using that on and
    off since about April last year to do some video upscaling. I've
    considered switching to Linux for a long time but haven't due to
    software, and now Topaz Video Enhance AI is one reason why.

    That would be the one... been meaning to play with it, I have some DVDs
    that don't have HD versions that I'd been wanting to upscale, though
    dual boot should work for the future... also, not sure how much I'm
    willing to deal with the secure boot in windows, and if it will/won't
    work in Linux for me.

    How has it been working for you... now that I have a 3080, hoping it
    will chew through it relatively quickly.
    --
    Michael J. Ryan - tracker1@roughneckbbs.com
    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Roughneck BBS - roughneckbbs.com
  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST to Tracker1 on Thursday, September 23, 2021 17:17:07
    Re: Re: KICQ as an "Old New I
    By: Tracker1 to Nightfox on Thu Sep 23 2021 03:40 pm

    Is it Topaz Video Enhance AI by chance? I've been using that on and

    That would be the one... been meaning to play with it, I have some DVDs that don't have HD versions that I'd been wanting to upscale, though
    dual boot should work for the future... also, not sure how much I'm willing to deal with the secure boot in windows, and if it will/won't work in Linux for me.

    How has it been working for you... now that I have a 3080, hoping it
    will chew through it relatively quickly.

    I have an RTX 3070 Super, and have been wanting to upgrade to a 3080.. I just don't want to pay more than necessary to a scalper for one..

    I've upscaled some DVD movies & TV shows to 4K (and occasionally to 1080). The source video resolution and aspect ratio seems to affect the upscaling time significantly. I was upscaling some TV shows from DVD (in 4:3 format) to 4K, and if I remember, about a 45-minute episode would take my PC about 8-12 hours to upscale to 4K with my 2070. Video with a widescreen resolution seems to take a bit longer.

    One thing I noticed is that no matter what output resolution you're upscaling to, it takes longer if the source image resolution is higher. Upscaling a DVD to 4K takes significantly less time than upscaling 1080p video to 4K.

    Also, the output format you choose and the AI model you use affect the upscaling time as well (the software includes several AI models you can use, and they also have different options you can tweak). For the output format, you can output to a MP4 video or output to PNG images which you'd then have to make into a video afterward (you could use ffmpeg for that). If you use PNG images, it will take longer and use more drive space, but theoretically it would offer better video quality. Also, if you have it output to MP4, I've found its MP4 files can be quite large, and you may want to compress them afterward (I'd sometimes use Handbrake for that).

    Nightfox

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    ■ Synchronet ■ Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Digital Man on Thursday, September 23, 2021 22:03:46
    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Thu Sep 23 2021 11:25 am

    according to his
    obituary he has heirs. https://obits.mlive.com/us/obituaries/flint/name/patrick-clawson -obituary?pid=176308972

    I didn't know he passed away. Thanks.

    he had the same middle name as this obit and his obituary was also posted in winchester,va so think this is the guy.

    someone posted it on facebook years ago.
    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Digital Man on Thursday, September 23, 2021 22:06:15
    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: Digital Man to DaiTengu on Thu Sep 23 2021 11:26 am

    mention of running a company, or living in CA or VA (Where Telegrafix came from/moved to)

    I remember when I talked to Pat on the phone once or twice he liked to brag about his experience at CNN and his accumulated awards. It sounds like the right guy to me.

    apparently he was loved by a lot of people which is in contrast to how he was to his customers. he was a real vicious person when dealing with the bbs community. people were very demanding back then, though.
    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From Nelgin@EOTLBBS to knightbbs on Thursday, September 30, 2021 02:14:05
    knightbbs wrote:
    nobody uses instant msging anymore.

    Shame actually. I got on the net in 1996 and ICQ and IRC were my main means of communication. I loved getting the oh-ow sounds when logging in, having people reach out to me and exchanging messages.

    I used ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger...I still remember my ICQ number, and it's only 7 digits :)

    I'm pretty bummed YIM shut down, that was a decent messenger. In the end I
    used some multi-messenger program, I forgot which, but then people started moving away and using FB and snapchat and stuff. I don't have a snap, or a tictok...well, I do because I had to post something for a contest, but other than that I never use them.

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ End Of The Line BBS - endofthelinebbs.com
  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Nelgin on Thursday, September 30, 2021 08:38:02
    Re: Re: KICQ as an "Old New I
    By: Nelgin to knightbbs on Thu Sep 30 2021 02:14 am

    knightbbs wrote:
    nobody uses instant msging anymore.

    Shame actually. I got on the net in 1996 and ICQ and IRC were my main means of communication. I loved getting the oh-ow sounds when logging in, having people reach out to me and exchanging messages.

    I used ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger...I still remember my ICQ

    did you purposely not quote the date so i couldnt call you a necroposter
    ---
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@REALITY to Nelgin on Thursday, September 30, 2021 07:20:00
    Nelgin wrote to knightbbs <=-

    I'm pretty bummed YIM shut down, that was a decent messenger. In the
    end I used some multi-messenger program, I forgot which, but then
    people started moving away and using FB and snapchat and stuff.

    There was a golden age where GAIM (and it's later incarnation, Pidgin) were
    a part of work and play. I had a security chat on SILC, some friends on
    Yahoo, work used AIM (with a proxy so we could connect when the net was
    down), I had a Jabber server running, and other friends elsewhere. Skype
    even worked, if only for chat. I'd even had it plugged into Synchro.net's
    IRC network.



    ... Observe the procedures of a general alert.
    --- MultiMail/DOS v0.52
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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST to Nelgin on Thursday, September 30, 2021 08:54:55
    Re: Re: KICQ as an "Old New I
    By: Nelgin to knightbbs on Thu Sep 30 2021 02:14 am

    I used ICQ, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger...I still remember my ICQ number, and it's only 7 digits :)

    I used to use ICQ too, and I remember mine as well.

    I'm pretty bummed YIM shut down, that was a decent messenger. In the end I used some multi-messenger program, I forgot which, but then people started moving away and using FB and snapchat and stuff. I don't have a snap, or a tictok...well, I do because I had to post something for a contest, but other than that I never use them.

    I'm bummed that pretty much all the major messenger services have shut down (I think ICQ still works, but it's not the same as it used to be). And I don't think Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, etc. are quite the same.

    Years ago, Microsoft merged MSN Messenger into Skype, and then all my MSN Messenger contacts disappeared (they didn't get migrated to my Skype contact list). I was bummed about that.

    Nightfox

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST to poindexter FORTRAN on Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:09:02
    Re: Re: KICQ as an "Old New I
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Nelgin on Thu Sep 30 2021 07:20 am

    There was a golden age where GAIM (and it's later incarnation, Pidgin) were a part of work and play. I had a security chat on SILC, some friends on Yahoo, work used AIM (with a proxy so we could connect when the net was down), I had a Jabber server running, and other friends elsewhere. Skype even worked, if only for chat. I'd even had it plugged into Synchro.net's IRC network.

    I liked those multi-chat clients, but I noticed sometimes they didn't seem to work well all the time with all the different chat protocols. I knew a couple people who used Pidgin & similar, and sometimes it seemed their chat app would report me online when I wasn't or vice-versa. Or sometimes I'd try to send them a file from my chat client and they couldn't receive it, etc..

    Nightfox

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  • From DaiTengu@ENSEMBLE to MRO on Thursday, September 30, 2021 14:39:22
    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: MRO to DaiTengu on Thu Sep 23 2021 03:37 am

    i think someone just posted it on the internet. he has paid people for it in the past, or so he says so he thinks he owns it. he said he paid clawson money for it and he got an asm dump. pcmike looked at the paperwork and the signatures were all computer generated. he would talk about it on irc and i'd go back in the logs and catch him lying so who knows what the truth is.


    Philippe got back to me.
    https://twitter.com/phley/status/1443039232700739589

    "Yes, it's legit, he "bought" the rights from Jeff Reeder, former employee of Telegrafix. Although I have my doubts about who actually had the rights to ProBoard after Pat died."

    So there we go. It's probably not worth persuing, although I do wonder how much that nutjob paid for it.

    I mean, he looks like he lives in a trailer park, so it can't be much...

    DaiTengu

    ... Don't drink and park; accidents cause people.

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ War Ensemble BBS - The sport is war, total war - warensemble.com
  • From MRO@BBSESINF to DaiTengu on Thursday, September 30, 2021 22:01:49
    Re: Re: Telegram chat(s)
    By: DaiTengu to MRO on Thu Sep 30 2021 02:39 pm

    "Yes, it's legit, he "bought" the rights from Jeff Reeder, former employee of Telegrafix. Although I have my doubts about who actually had the rights to ProBoard after Pat died."


    oh i remember that twist. who knows if it was really him though.
    i dont believe anything slasher says. he's so full of it it's incredible.

    he cant buy the rights from someone that doesnt own the rights, anyways.

    I mean, he looks like he lives in a trailer park, so it can't be much...

    that's giving trailer parks a bad name.
    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From MATTHEW MUNSON@IUTOPIA to DAITENGU on Friday, October 01, 2021 19:31:00
    On 9/30/2021 2:39 PM, DAITENGU wrote to :

    -

    I mean, he looks like he lives in a trailer park, so it can't be much...

    DaiTengu

    He did invest a good amount of money in proportion to his likely net worth. If it makes him
    happy, its better than buying heroin or oxycontin.
    ---
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@REALITY to Nightfox on Friday, October 01, 2021 06:12:00
    Nightfox wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    seem to work well all the time with all the different chat protocols.
    I knew a couple people who used Pidgin & similar, and sometimes it
    seemed their chat app would report me online when I wasn't or
    vice-versa. Or sometimes I'd try to send them a file from my chat
    client and they couldn't receive it, etc..


    It was nice to be able to use end-to-end encryption with pidgin-OTR - and
    this was 2007 or so!


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  • From Nelgin@EOTLBBS to MRO on Sunday, October 03, 2021 16:55:40
    Re: Re: KICQ as an "Old New I
    By: MRO to Nelgin on Thu Sep 30 2021 08:38:02

    did you purposely not quote the date so i couldnt call you a necroposter

    It only just showed up here so either something got something stuck and finally send it out, or someone dumped a lot of dupes that were so old I didn't have them any more so no idea.

    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ End Of The Line BBS - endofthelinebbs.com
  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Nelgin on Sunday, October 03, 2021 21:36:18
    Re: Re: KICQ as an "Old New I
    By: Nelgin to MRO on Sun Oct 03 2021 04:55 pm

    Re: Re: KICQ as an "Old New I
    By: MRO to Nelgin on Thu Sep 30 2021 08:38:02

    did you purposely not quote the date so i couldnt call you a necroposter

    It only just showed up here so either something got something stuck and finally send it out, or someone dumped a lot of dupes that were so old I didn't have them any more so no idea.

    what kind of setup do you have there? synchronet isnt that hard and you shouldn't have that problem.
    ---
    ■ Synchronet ■ ::: BBSES.info - free BBS services :::
  • From Ogg@CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Friday, October 15, 2021 08:45:00
    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Monday 06.09.21 - 06:23, Arelor wrote to Ogg:

    There is no hard rule for defining what is necro and what is not. I think something is necro when it happens long after interest on the thread has waned.

    For me, I mark messages that I consider worthy of a reply, but
    something to do later. Most of that time (ie, recently) that
    "later" turns out to me a few months. By then, the main topic
    could surely have wained or diminished in messaging activity,
    but it doesn't mean that a new resurfaced reply couldn't be of
    interested to watching eyes. Most people are just lurkers it
    seems, anyway.


    [...] I bet Tracker1 lives in a dark tower of power and spends his
    time reading black tomes while listening to The Spell and raising dead threads from the grave.

    LOL <g>

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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST to Arelor on Friday, October 15, 2021 09:48:41
    Re: Heh, you are necroing an old thread
    By: Arelor to Ogg on Mon Sep 06 2021 06:23 am

    There is no hard rule for defining what is necro and what is not. I think something is necro when it happens long after interest on the thread has waned.

    What I think is funny/odd is, if someone starts a new thread about the same topic, that's fine. But some people seem to get annoyed when someone responds to another thread about the same topic if it's a somewhat old thread. I guess we shouldn't assume the original poster is still interested (but maybe they are). But if people can start new threads, I don't see why it should be such a big deal to respond to other threads regarding the same topic.

    Nightfox

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    ■ Synchronet ■ Digital Distortion: digitaldistortionbbs.com
  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Nightfox on Friday, October 15, 2021 12:37:50
    Re: Heh, you are necroing an old thread
    By: Nightfox to Arelor on Fri Oct 15 2021 09:48 am

    What I think is funny/odd is, if someone starts a new thread about the same topic, that's fine. But some people seem to get annoyed when someone responds to another thread about the same topic if it's a somewhat old thread. I guess we shouldn't assume the original poster is still interested (but maybe they are). But if people can start new threads, I don't see why it should be such a big deal to respond to other threads regarding the same topic.


    i'm the guy that decides if reply is necroposting; that's all you need to know. ---
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