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[#] Sat Nov 21 2020 10:00:50 MST from Otto Roboto

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Well, if I reminded you who I was, then how would I maintain my lurking status???

 

But, I did drop a line to the sysop of Omni BBS and invited them to join us.  I have them in a friends list on a couple of other sites.

 

No, not Pagan.  I think my handle was inspired by Pagan.  And if you really look around, you could probably discover who I was.  

 

Besides, it's kind of fun having you struggle with that young man's old memory (hinting that I am older than you).  lol...

 



[#] Sat Nov 21 2020 13:57:02 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Sat Nov 21 2020 10:00:50 MST from Otto Roboto

Well, if I reminded you who I was, then how would I maintain my lurking status???

 

But, I did drop a line to the sysop of Omni BBS and invited them to join us.  I have them in a friends list on a couple of other sites.

 

No, not Pagan.  I think my handle was inspired by Pagan.  And if you really look around, you could probably discover who I was.  

 

Besides, it's kind of fun having you struggle with that young man's old memory (hinting that I am older than you).  lol...

 



Well, there are some clues here. The game is afoot. :) 

 



[#] Sun Nov 22 2020 11:27:39 MST from Otto Roboto

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Sat Nov 21 2020 01:57:02 PM MST from ParanoidDelusions

 

Sat Nov 21 2020 10:00:50 MST from Otto Roboto

Well, if I reminded you who I was, then how would I maintain my lurking status???

 

But, I did drop a line to the sysop of Omni BBS and invited them to join us.  I have them in a friends list on a couple of other sites.

 

No, not Pagan.  I think my handle was inspired by Pagan.  And if you really look around, you could probably discover who I was.  

 

Besides, it's kind of fun having you struggle with that young man's old memory (hinting that I am older than you).  lol...

 



Well, there are some clues here. The game is afoot. :) 

 



Well, the game should be over already.  Between here and Facebook Sacramento Citadel BBS, the connection should be well established.  



[#] Sun Nov 22 2020 14:13:41 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Sun Nov 22 2020 11:27:39 MST from Otto Roboto

 

Well, there are some clues here. The game is afoot. :) 

 



Well, the game should be over already.  Between here and Facebook Sacramento Citadel BBS, the connection should be well established.  

 
 

Logged in and had a look. Couldn't put it together. I'm fairly hung over, though - and I am not feeling the sharpest this afternoon. :) 

 



[#] Wed Nov 25 2020 16:43:40 MST from Otto Roboto

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Tue Nov 24 2020 06:13:51 AM MST from ParanoidDelusions

I think so, the date of his death sounds about right for when GoE from Citadelphia passed.  But I thought GoE was always called Gherhard.  But again, since I am older than you, my memory is probably worse than yours.



[#] Wed Nov 25 2020 21:20:23 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Wed Nov 25 2020 16:43:40 MST from Otto Roboto

 

Tue Nov 24 2020 06:13:51 AM MST from ParanoidDelusions

I think so, the date of his death sounds about right for when GoE from Citadelphia passed.  But I thought GoE was always called Gherhard.  But again, since I am older than you, my memory is probably worse than yours.



He was called Gerhard. But, I think GoE, Gharlane of Eddore, Gerhard - liked his pseudonyms. 

So, when are you going to claim The Dragon's Den room as your own? I'll teach you how to upload images - I'd love to have your weekly Dragon updates here. 

(Did I get it right?) 



[#] Thu Nov 26 2020 14:36:35 MST from Otto Roboto

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Wed Nov 25 2020 09:20:23 PM MST from ParanoidDelusions

 

Wed Nov 25 2020 16:43:40 MST from Otto Roboto

 

Tue Nov 24 2020 06:13:51 AM MST from ParanoidDelusions

I think so, the date of his death sounds about right for when GoE from Citadelphia passed.  But I thought GoE was always called Gherhard.  But again, since I am older than you, my memory is probably worse than yours.



He was called Gerhard. But, I think GoE, Gharlane of Eddore, Gerhard - liked his pseudonyms. 

So, when are you going to claim The Dragon's Den room as your own? I'll teach you how to upload images - I'd love to have your weekly Dragon updates here. 

(Did I get it right?) 



No, but I am sure Jerry would know who I am.  And I know Paul remembers who I am.  Does Jerry even visit here?  Maybe we should try to recruit him also.



[#] Thu Nov 26 2020 14:38:48 MST from Otto Roboto

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Thu Nov 26 2020 02:36:35 PM MST from Otto Roboto

 

Wed Nov 25 2020 09:20:23 PM MST from ParanoidDelusions

 

Wed Nov 25 2020 16:43:40 MST from Otto Roboto

 

Tue Nov 24 2020 06:13:51 AM MST from ParanoidDelusions

I think so, the date of his death sounds about right for when GoE from Citadelphia passed.  But I thought GoE was always called Gherhard.  But again, since I am older than you, my memory is probably worse than yours.



He was called Gerhard. But, I think GoE, Gharlane of Eddore, Gerhard - liked his pseudonyms. 

So, when are you going to claim The Dragon's Den room as your own? I'll teach you how to upload images - I'd love to have your weekly Dragon updates here. 

(Did I get it right?) 



No, but I am sure Jerry would know who I am.  And I know Paul remembers who I am.  Does Jerry even visit here?  Maybe we should try to recruit him also.



Besides, Jerry's message would be more verbose that any of mine have been.



[#] Fri Nov 27 2020 05:14:50 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Thu Nov 26 2020 14:38:48 MST from Otto Roboto

 

 


Besides, Jerry's message would be more verbose that any of mine have been.



Damnit! 

Jerry has been trying to get in, but can't get connected for some reason. Which is too bad. I really enjoy his company and it is one of the things I miss about Facebook. 

I think Paul has given up on me after the last election. :) 

 

 



[#] Sun Dec 13 2020 10:15:17 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Adverse and averse are both turn-offs, but adverse is something
harmful, and averse is a strong feeling of dislike. Rainstorms can

"Adverse" would be a good name for Google's advertising network. More appropriate it seems.

[#] Sun Dec 13 2020 10:57:21 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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LOL. We dumped Ad Sense. Tons of spam calls from Google and 3rd party "partner" companies and companies acting like they WERE Google but they really weren't. Shady AF. 

I finally sat down and really did the metrics, and we were spending like, $1100 a month for maybe 3 to 5 conversions that were grossing about $800 a month. 

Read up on it - and that was the general consensus. Sales took off after we dumped them, too. Google users filter out Google Ads. 

Ad Verse would be *excellent* for their name. 

 

Sun Dec 13 2020 10:15:17 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

"Adverse" would be a good name for Google's advertising network. More appropriate it seems.

 



[#] Sun Dec 13 2020 11:25:53 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Speaking of aversity... 

I realized that one disadvantage of a modern, multi-user, multi-tasking BBS is that chat and IM becomes more of an imposition than a welcome interaction. 

Not that I'm opposed to chat and IM. But generally speaking - in the past, if a caller hit the Chat request and I accepted it - it wasn't interrupting something else I was doing - and there wasn't something that I *could* be doing. I had made the conscious decision to put that person front and center and pay all my attention to them - and I'd frequently have pretty long chats with callers back in the day. 

But now, with all social media - the chat usually happens when I'm posting something else, or doing something else somewhere else on the BBS - and it becomes a distraction that disrupts productivity, efficiency and accuracy on whatever that other goal is.

I've noticed this as a trend in general - people have less attention span for 1 on 1 chats or IMs than they used to - inevitably because they're doing something else, or multiple other things, and can't focus solely on the chat. 

Technology *enabling* us is the problem. It was better when technology limited us to make a decision to do one thing, and focus on that, generally. At least as far as interpersonal communications was concerned. We used to talk to one another directly and block most things in the outside world. Now we're trying to have conversations while juggling a dozen other things. I think we come to resent the chat, the communication - when what we should really resent is that we can't just have the conversation and block everything else out for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, an hour - however long the conversation takes. 



 



[#] Wed Dec 30 2020 20:35:20 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Tue Jun 18 2019 16:24:21 MST from ParanoidDelusions Subject: Earl's Castle

A blast from the past: 

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97Sep01 20:34 from Turk @ ECBBS
Sinner, my point is that to put your preferred political system into action 
would require getting rid of certain groups of people. You do not have a plan 
to do so which is good. It also means your preferred system will never become 
reality. Marxism fails when people do not agree to share. 

Sorry for the late reply, I have been helping my sister and a few other 
people. For free. :)

97Sep01 20:43 from Turk @ ECBBS
Sinner, true Marxism will never exist on any scale of note. That is the 
reason places that advocate its use devolve into dictatorships or other 
horrible forms of government. I have no illusion that my relatives lived 
under Marxism in Slovenia/Yugoslavia or Slovakia/Czechoslovakia. They did 
not. To have Marxism requires cooperation. There was no cooperation. As a 
result, the government killed lots of people. That makes enemies. That makes 
it inevitible that the government will keep the guns and other forms of 
intimidation for protection. The difference in regimes does not matter to a 
lot of workers. They do the same job. Under capitalism, there is risk but 
also opportunity. 

97Sep01 21:06 from Turk @ ECBBS
Jetrock, capitalism has no position on genocide. Capitalism is a matter of 
profit. One capitalist may benefit by selling weapons. Another may lose 
customers because they are dead. Both are capitalists. So are the consumers 
of their products, mostly. 

97Sep01 21:13 from Turk @ ECBBS
Sinner, capitalism is not adverse to sharing, community, or family. It is 
adverse to forced sharing of cost to any of those concerns.

97Sep01 21:16 from Turk @ ECBBS
Somebody asked about my politics. Libertarian. Anarchocapitalist or 
minarchist. Basically, minimal government in a free-market environment. 
Restrict the power of government and therefor restrict the power of big 
business to flex its power for regulating its competition to death.

97Sep01 22:56 from Jetrock @ ECBBS
Turk: ACtually, there were periods when Czechoslovakia came close to true 
Marxism. But then the Soviets invaded, since they couldn't tolerate an 
example of true Marxism to show them up. Just as the U.S. tends to stamp out 
any country which takes American free-market rhetoric too seriously.

Turk, pt. 2: Capitalism has no position on an ything--it's a philosophy, not 
a political position, and therefore can't be blamed for its adherents. Which 
is much like those who say 'Oh, you can't blame christianity just because most 
of its adherents over the past 2000 years have been intolerant scumbags!' 
CAPITALISM can't have much of an opinion on anything. But I'm not taking 
issue with the theories of capitalism. I'm taking issue with the ACTIONS of 
CAPITALISTS. (And communists, by the way.) Just because capitalism doesn't 
teach (Butcher the Timorese people' does not absolve American involvement and 
support of the Indonesian invasion of Timor. 

97Sep01 23:05 from Jetrock @ ECBBS
hm. 'philosophy, not an individual'. Just as millions can be killed in the 
name of Christianity, but the idea of Christianity is still, supposedly, one 
of peace and brotherhood, so is capitalism--it's a Lofty Ideal that people 
kill each other over. Incidentally, so is Communism. Incidentally. both 
systems stink. I've said it before, but apparently nobody has listened 
because they still call me a socialist when I say that capitalism stinks as 
bad as socialism...

97Sep01 23:22 from sinner @ ECBBS
Turk: sorry I tried to debate politics. seems you preferred not to read my 
posts. so, the "debate" on my end died (like princess di). you can't see what 
i say, for the things in your head get in the way. that illogic (and 
non-sense) blinds you. I stated what i said...i meant what i said...what i 
said had meanings...you lost it all in your own interests. it all went 
bye-bye. nothing more to say, or argue. it's there...post after post...some 
jokes, with meaning...some meanings...ina joke. sad that so many can't agree 
that the working person is underpaid...the rich pig overpaid...the 
middle-class is going going...soon gone. i ain't (and never said) TAKE it all 
(except in an extremist joke). 

97Sep01 23:29 from sinner @ ECBBS
thing is, noone ever answered tha question: is there a point that being SO 
rich becomes obscene? 100 million? 1 billion? 10 billion 100 billion? is a 
person with 1 trillion dollars TOO rich?

97Sep01 23:32 from sinner @ ECBBS
i need an answer.

97Sep02 00:40 from Turk @ ECBBS
I read your posts, sinner, concerning both politics and philosophy. Your 
philosophy is politically unviable. To a lesser degree, so is mine. 

No, I do not agree the working person is underpaid. Some people are underpaid 
and others not. A lot of workers are very much overpaid. That does not 
bother me. People have choices on where they work. Many people take less pay 
rather than move or do other jobs. Regulation should not interfere in wages. 
Employees and employers should have a contract and both should abide by the 
contract. 

No, no amount of wealth is obscene. What a person does can be obscene.



 



[#] Fri Jan 15 2021 21:34:42 MST from TheDave

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I like it.



[#] Sat Jan 16 2021 21:08:25 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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I wish I could find more. 

 

Fri Jan 15 2021 21:34:42 MST from TheDave

I like it.