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Kim

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Feb 27, 2011, 10:02:17 AM2/27/11
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The Oscars are on tonight. Oh - and Paul's birthday is this Friday. I'm
more excited for the Oscars, of course.

Paul has an appointment tomorrow at the Pain Management Center. I guess
to manage his pain - which always seems really foolish, to me. Does
anyone really *want* to manage their pain? Isn't it more desirable to
eliminate it, rather than manage it? My doctor sent me to one of those
places, too. They advised me to paint my walls soothing colors, take up
yoga and other useless crap that made no sense. I'm hoping they tell
Paul some of the same things - his response should be about the same as
mine was.

Regular Sunday Madness:

1. If you could own any kind of a store, what kind of a store would it be?

2. What food and beverage is the perfect combination?

3. The films nominated for best picture this year are: Black Swan, The
Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127
Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.
Which ones have you seen? What is your pick for best picture?

4. What is the last thing you spilled?

5. What word can you never remember how to spell?

6. What is your oldest possession?

7. Do you have a matching set of silverware - ro do you have mismatched
pieces from random sets?

8. Have you ever been to an Opera? A Ballet? A Rodeo?

9. Do you still fit in the dress/suit/outfit that you wore on your
wedding day? Do you still have that dress/suit/outfit?

10. Do you have a favorite piece of software or a favorite game that no
longer runs under a newer operating system you have? Were you forced to
abandon the game/software, or did you find a replacement or work-around?


--

Kim
*Every kid does not deserve a trophy. Winners deserve trophies and
losers deserve degradation.*

rroger

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Feb 27, 2011, 10:12:53 AM2/27/11
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On Feb 27, 10:02 am, Kim <darwinexceptiontakethis...@verizon.net>
wrote:

> 2. What food and beverage is the perfect combination?

Old fashioned chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and a glass of
whole milk. BTW if, from a health point of view, one's body allows,
the milk MUST be real milk, non of this "silk" stuff. To borrow a line
from a Frasier episode, "if it didn't come from a teat or an udder, it
isn't milk". Also, if one cares about flavor, the milk MUST BE whole
milk!!!

Boron Elgar

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Feb 27, 2011, 10:28:33 AM2/27/11
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On Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:02:17 -0500, Kim
<darwinexcepti...@verizon.net> wrote:

>1. If you could own any kind of a store, what kind of a store would it be?

Gift wrapping. I love to wrap presents.


>
>2. What food and beverage is the perfect combination?

Milk and cookies.


>
>3. The films nominated for best picture this year are: Black Swan, The
>Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127
>Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.
>Which ones have you seen? What is your pick for best picture?

All I have seen in Inception so I would not offer any choice.


>
>4. What is the last thing you spilled?

Does kicking the dog's water dish count?


>
>5. What word can you never remember how to spell?

I spell quite well. I just cannot type worth a damn.


>
>6. What is your oldest possession?

Tektite.


>
>7. Do you have a matching set of silverware - ro do you have mismatched
>pieces from random sets?

Matching.

>
>8. Have you ever been to an Opera? A Ballet? A Rodeo?

Yes, yes, no.


>
>9. Do you still fit in the dress/suit/outfit that you wore on your
>wedding day? Do you still have that dress/suit/outfit?

The first wedding dress fits well, the second one is too big.

>10. Do you have a favorite piece of software or a favorite game that no
>longer runs under a newer operating system you have? Were you forced to
>abandon the game/software, or did you find a replacement or work-around?

Avery Cardoza's Casino.. I loved that program. I have not even looked
to see if there is a newer version lately.

Boron

Peter Ward

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Feb 27, 2011, 10:40:11 AM2/27/11
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Kim says...

>
> The Oscars are on tonight.

<yawn>

[snip]

> Regular Sunday Madness:
>
> 1. If you could own any kind of a store, what kind of a store would it be?

A music shop, of course. Recorded music, recording equipment,
instruments and associated equipment. Oh, and a hi-fi section.


>
> 2. What food and beverage is the perfect combination?

I can't think of any savoury dish that wouldn't be improved by being
accompanied by a decent porter.


>
> 3. The films nominated for best picture this year are: Black Swan, The
> Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127
> Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.
> Which ones have you seen?

None of them.

> What is your pick for best picture?

Whichever is offering the most money. I'm accepting sealed bids.


>
> 4. What is the last thing you spilled?

Coffee, while in the process of making it, I think.

> 5. What word can you never remember how to spell?

Thraftgin

Damn!

> 6. What is your oldest possession?

Probably one of my 78rpm records.

> 7. Do you have a matching set of silverware - ro do you have mismatched
> pieces from random sets?

I bought half-a-dozen each of knives, forks, desert spoons and teaspoons
a few years ago. There are still other odds and ends around though.

> 8. Have you ever been to an Opera? A Ballet? A Rodeo?

No to them all. I might be interested in a rodeo if one came around
here (highly unlikely), but the others hold no interest for me. I
detest operatic "singing"; I find dance to be tedious. A shame, as both
can be based around excellent music.

> 9. Do you still fit in the dress/suit/outfit that you wore on your
> wedding day? Do you still have that dress/suit/outfit?

Almost certainly not, and no.

> 10. Do you have a favorite piece of software or a favorite game that no
> longer runs under a newer operating system you have? Were you forced to
> abandon the game/software, or did you find a replacement or work-around?

I used to enjoy playing Elite on my BBC B many moons ago. A year or so
ago I discovered Oolite, an open source and improved version of it,
which I play from time to time.

--

Peter, from outside the asylum

I'm an alien
email: usenet at peterward dot adsl24 dot co dot uk
http://blowinsmoke.wordpress.com/
Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by
faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits.
- Dan Barker

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Feb 27, 2011, 10:59:17 AM2/27/11
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On Feb 27, 10:02 am, Kim <darwinexceptiontakethis...@verizon.net>
wrote:

> Regular Sunday Madness:


>
> 1. If you could own any kind of a store, what kind of a store would it be?

A book store. (You think I am Border-line crazy)


> 2. What food and beverage is the perfect combination?

My father used to insist that there was a law in Massachusetts that
you had to have beer with Pizza.


>
> 3. The films nominated for best picture this year are: Black Swan, The
> Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127
> Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3,  True Grit and Winter's Bone.
> Which ones have you seen? What is your pick for best picture?

Inception, The Social Network, Winter's Bone. I am Not sure that any
those was worthy. Maybe TSN

> 4. What is the last thing you spilled?

The Beans


>
> 5. What word can you never remember how to spell?

Tomorow

> 6. What is your oldest possession?

A T-shirt from the 80's I think. And a radio and and Alarm Clock from
around then too.


> 7. Do you have a matching set of silverware - ro do you have mismatched
> pieces from random sets?

No

> 9. Do you still fit in the dress/suit/outfit that you wore on your
> wedding day? Do you still have that dress/suit/outfit?

I forgot to get married.

Nick Spalding

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Feb 27, 2011, 11:02:35 AM2/27/11
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Kim wrote, in <ikdp1r$4tl$1...@news.eternal-september.org>
on Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:02:17 -0500:

> The Oscars are on tonight. Oh - and Paul's birthday is this Friday. I'm
> more excited for the Oscars, of course.
>
> Paul has an appointment tomorrow at the Pain Management Center. I guess
> to manage his pain - which always seems really foolish, to me. Does
> anyone really *want* to manage their pain? Isn't it more desirable to
> eliminate it, rather than manage it? My doctor sent me to one of those
> places, too. They advised me to paint my walls soothing colors, take up
> yoga and other useless crap that made no sense. I'm hoping they tell
> Paul some of the same things - his response should be about the same as
> mine was.

I hope he will be in good expressive form.

> Regular Sunday Madness:
>
> 1. If you could own any kind of a store, what kind of a store would it be?

Chandlery.

> 2. What food and beverage is the perfect combination?

Pretty much anything and red wine.



> 3. The films nominated for best picture this year are: Black Swan, The
> Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127
> Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.
> Which ones have you seen? What is your pick for best picture?

None. No idea.

> 4. What is the last thing you spilled?

Some oil and vinegar dressing that the previous user had failed to put
the cap on properly. As usual I shook it and ....



> 5. What word can you never remember how to spell?

I can't think of one, I have always been good at spelling.

> 6. What is your oldest possession?

A couple of silver spoons hallmarked in the 1790s. I can't be bothered
to go and look them up the exact date. A number of spoons from 1821
including a huge one a foot long. A nice gravy spoon with a fence down
the middle from 1833.

> 7. Do you have a matching set of silverware - ro do you have mismatched
> pieces from random sets?

Bits from three different sets.

> 8. Have you ever been to an Opera? A Ballet? A Rodeo?

Yes, yes, no.



> 9. Do you still fit in the dress/suit/outfit that you wore on your
> wedding day? Do you still have that dress/suit/outfit?

No. The suit was rented.



> 10. Do you have a favorite piece of software or a favorite game that no
> longer runs under a newer operating system you have? Were you forced to
> abandon the game/software, or did you find a replacement or work-around?

No. I'm still running some DOS stuff from the 1980s. All run happily
in a Command window except one that needs DOSBox.
--
Nick Spalding

Mike Muth

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Feb 27, 2011, 11:04:07 AM2/27/11
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Kim <darwinexcepti...@verizon.net> wrote:


> 1. If you could own any kind of a store, what kind of a store would it
> be?

Bookstore.



> 2. What food and beverage is the perfect combination?

Biscuits and sausage gravy.



> 3. The films nominated for best picture this year are: Black Swan, The
> Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127
> Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.
> Which ones have you seen? What is your pick for best picture?

Saw inception on the flights to and from the US last year. I suppose
anything else would be a better choice.



> 4. What is the last thing you spilled?

Milled flax seed.



> 5. What word can you never remember how to spell?

I don't of any. Of course, my fingers don't always spell the same way
my mind does.



> 6. What is your oldest possession?

The oldest thing I have is a Reichmark from 1876.

The thing longest in my posessions is a Japanese bayonet for an Arisaka
6.5mm rifle.



> 7. Do you have a matching set of silverware - ro do you have
> mismatched pieces from random sets?

We have a 12 piece WMF set, a complete set of silver from my parents, a
a set of matching flatware we use for everyday dining. Here in my
hotel-apartment, I have a mismatched (but mostly matching) set.

> 8. Have you ever been to an Opera? A Ballet? A Rodeo?

All three.



> 9. Do you still fit in the dress/suit/outfit that you wore on your
> wedding day? Do you still have that dress/suit/outfit?

Fat chance. I still have it, though.



> 10. Do you have a favorite piece of software or a favorite game that
> no longer runs under a newer operating system you have? Were you
> forced to abandon the game/software, or did you find a replacement or
> work-around?

I have several which don't run under 64 bit Win7. I still have an XP
box I can run them on. If I wish, I can also run them in Windows 7's
XPMode.


--
Mike
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Nick Spalding

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Feb 27, 2011, 11:06:21 AM2/27/11
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Nick Spalding wrote, in <04skm69lr32bqo7pf...@4ax.com>
on Sun, 27 Feb 2011 16:02:35 +0000:

> Kim wrote, in <ikdp1r$4tl$1...@news.eternal-september.org>
> on Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:02:17 -0500:
>

> > 6. What is your oldest possession?
>
> A couple of silver spoons hallmarked in the 1790s. I can't be bothered
> to go and look them up the exact date. A number of spoons from 1821
> including a huge one a foot long. A nice gravy spoon with a fence down
> the middle from 1833.

I just remembered something older. A funerary lamp from an Egyptian
tomb brought back by my great-grandfather who was an amateur
egyptologist.
--
Nick Spalding

Mary

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Feb 27, 2011, 11:27:11 AM2/27/11
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On 2/27/2011 9:02 AM, Kim wrote:
> The Oscars are on tonight. Oh - and Paul's birthday is this Friday. I'm
> more excited for the Oscars, of course.
>
> Paul has an appointment tomorrow at the Pain Management Center. I guess
> to manage his pain - which always seems really foolish, to me. Does
> anyone really *want* to manage their pain? Isn't it more desirable to
> eliminate it, rather than manage it? My doctor sent me to one of those
> places, too. They advised me to paint my walls soothing colors, take up
> yoga and other useless crap that made no sense. I'm hoping they tell
> Paul some of the same things - his response should be about the same as
> mine was.

Too bad you can't record THAT conversation.

> Regular Sunday Madness:
>
> 1. If you could own any kind of a store, what kind of a store would it be?

I'm not sure. Either a specialty food shop or a bicycle shop.

> 2. What food and beverage is the perfect combination?

Perfect? I don't know about perfect. There are too many possibilities.

> 3. The films nominated for best picture this year are: Black Swan, The
> Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127
> Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.
> Which ones have you seen? What is your pick for best picture?

I haven't seen any of them, and therefore can't choose.

> 4. What is the last thing you spilled?

Gravy (obligatory) - last night.

> 5. What word can you never remember how to spell?

Remunerative.

> 6. What is your oldest possession?

I have a stuffed dog that I've had since I was two. His name is Abernathy.

> 7. Do you have a matching set of silverware - ro do you have mismatched
> pieces from random sets?

We have a matching set. In fact, since my husband now has his mother's
silver, we have two.

> 8. Have you ever been to an Opera? A Ballet? A Rodeo?

Yes, yes, no.

> 9. Do you still fit in the dress/suit/outfit that you wore on your
> wedding day? Do you still have that dress/suit/outfit?

Oh, please.

> 10. Do you have a favorite piece of software or a favorite game that no
> longer runs under a newer operating system you have? Were you forced to
> abandon the game/software, or did you find a replacement or work-around?

I had Paint Shop Pro, the old version before Corel bought them, and
discovered last week when I got my new laptop, that it doesn't work with
Windows 7. I got something else instead, which I haven't figured out
how to use yet. Also my cousin, who is a photographer, recommended
Adobe Lightroom, which I'll buy if this other thing doesn't work out.
But it costs quite a bit more and I'm not sure I need all the bells and
whistles that Bryan uses.

Mary

Slow Motion Apocalypse

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Feb 27, 2011, 11:46:33 AM2/27/11
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On Feb 27, 7:02 am, Kim <darwinexceptiontakethis...@verizon.net>
wrote:

>


> 2. What food and beverage is the perfect combination?
>

Coffee and double chocolate muffins


> 3. The films nominated for best picture this year are: Black Swan, The
> Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127
> Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3,  True Grit and Winter's Bone.
> Which ones have you seen? What is your pick for best picture?
>

Winter's Bone. Probably the first time since the early 1990's I saw a
nominee before the ceremony.

It was okay.

Ten nominees? Did movies suddenly get better in the last few decades?
I doubt it...


> 4. What is the last thing you spilled?
>

Probably water

> 5. What word can you never remember how to spell?
>

Wedneqvsday

> 6. What is your oldest possession?
>

No idea, Maybe a Rolling Stones record, I am not big on stuff anymore.

> 7. Do you have a matching set of silverware - ro do you have mismatched
> pieces from random sets?
>

Just random

> 8. Have you ever been to an Opera? A Ballet? A Rodeo?
>

No, no, no. Should probably hit an opera because I like recording
weird stuff.

> 10. Do you have a favorite piece of software or a favorite game that no
> longer runs under a newer operating system you have? Were you forced to
> abandon the game/software, or did you find a replacement or work-around?

No

Hactar

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Feb 27, 2011, 11:37:14 AM2/27/11
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In article <ikdp1r$4tl$1...@news.eternal-september.org>,

Kim <darwinexcepti...@verizon.net> wrote:
> The Oscars are on tonight. Oh - and Paul's birthday is this Friday. I'm
> more excited for the Oscars, of course.
>
> Paul has an appointment tomorrow at the Pain Management Center. I guess
> to manage his pain - which always seems really foolish, to me. Does
> anyone really *want* to manage their pain? Isn't it more desirable to
> eliminate it, rather than manage it? My doctor sent me to one of those
> places, too. They advised me to paint my walls soothing colors, take up
> yoga and other useless crap that made no sense. I'm hoping they tell
> Paul some of the same things - his response should be about the same as
> mine was.
>
> Regular Sunday Madness:
>
> 1. If you could own any kind of a store, what kind of a store would it be?

Probably some something having to do with computers, maybe assembling
them to spec or something.

> 2. What food and beverage is the perfect combination?
>
> 3. The films nominated for best picture this year are: Black Swan, The
> Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127
> Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.
> Which ones have you seen?

None of them.

> What is your pick for best picture?
>
> 4. What is the last thing you spilled?

Ah jeez, it's so common I don't pay much attention. Just curse
quietly, try to be more careful, and clean up the mess.

The cat was on the counter. She's been trained that humans disapprove of
this, so if she sees a human she gets off. I've been trying to train her
that she could get sprayed at any time when up there, so if I hear/see
her up there I sneak up (it's easy since she's deaf; just stay out of
sight) and get in 3-4 good sprays before she skedaddles. But other
people reinforce the "don't do it around humans" bit by showing her the
bottle and nicely trying to convince her to leave. Gah. No matter how
many times I try to explain that that approach _won't_ have the desired
effect, they keep on doing it.

Anyhow, in her rush to leave the counter (after I started spraying) the
cat knocked over a mug with maybe 1 cm of coffee in it.

> 5. What word can you never remember how to spell?

"occurred". I checked dictionary.com just now...

> 6. What is your oldest possession?

A 1940s clock from USN. One of the 24hr ones.

No, my grandfather's wedding ring and razor. I think he was married in
the 1920s but I don't know what year he bought the razor. Well,
somewhere I have some silver "Walking Liberty" half dollars, but I don't
know offhand what years they're from.

> 7. Do you have a matching set of silverware - ro do you have mismatched
> pieces from random sets?

Matching set. But it's stainless steel, not silver. I don't remember
if I have any metal in my mouth any more, but when I did silver formed a
battery using my saliva as an electrolyte, associating the fork (or
whatever) with a nasty taste.

> 8. Have you ever been to an Opera? A Ballet? A Rodeo?

I saw "Die Fledermaus" on TV (I think it was a simulcast so it was in
stereo, which tells you how long ago it was) and went to a rodeo.
Ballet, I can dig the music but the dancing doesn't float my boat.

> 9. Do you still fit in the dress/suit/outfit that you wore on your
> wedding day? Do you still have that dress/suit/outfit?

Not married.

> 10. Do you have a favorite piece of software or a favorite game that no
> longer runs under a newer operating system you have? Were you forced to
> abandon the game/software, or did you find a replacement or work-around?

When I left the Mac, I also left "Daleks". I found a sorta-replacement
in "Robots", but the gameplay isn't similar enough.

--
There's a term for those who fantasize that the world works in
precisely the way that produces maximum convenience for them,
despite years of evidence to the contrary. The term is "Morons".
GA in <fp0m8j$lb0$1...@reader2.panix.com>

Mary

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Feb 27, 2011, 12:16:37 PM2/27/11
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Nonsense. Your preferences aren't universal.

Mary

huey.c...@gmail.com

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Feb 27, 2011, 12:19:37 PM2/27/11
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Kim <darwinexcepti...@verizon.net> wrote:
> 1. If you could own any kind of a store, what kind of a store would it
> be?

Junk.

> 2. What food and beverage is the perfect combination?

Steak and beer.

> 3. The films nominated for best picture this year are: Black Swan, The
> Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127
> Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.
> Which ones have you seen? What is your pick for best picture?

Inception. And the original True Grit.

> 4. What is the last thing you spilled?

Coffee, about ten minutes ago.

> 5. What word can you never remember how to spell?

Many of them. Before m-w.com, I kept a dictionary on each of my desks.

> 6. What is your oldest possession?

Thing that's the oldest that I happen to own, or thing I've owned the
longest?

I don't have much in the way of antiques. I have a brakeman's lamp, an
old copper coffee pot, a carnival glass lamp, a spitoon, and a couple
other miscellaneous bits of shit from my grandparents, some of which
are probably 100 years old -ish.

My good acoustic guitar I've had for thirty years.

> 7. Do you have a matching set of silverware - ro do you have mismatched
> pieces from random sets?

We have both.

> 8. Have you ever been to an Opera? A Ballet? A Rodeo?

None of the above. But I have played in symphonies what have done music
from all three of those.

> 9. Do you still fit in the dress/suit/outfit that you wore on your
> wedding day?

It wouldn't be pretty.

> Do you still have that dress/suit/outfit?

The jacket for the first wedding was rented. The rest of it I still own.

> 10. Do you have a favorite piece of software or a favorite game that
> no longer runs under a newer operating system you have?

Many.

> Were you forced to abandon the game/software, or did you find a
> replacement or work-around?

I still have a variety of obsolete computers. The pentium-150 laptop
running Windows 95 exists almost solely to run X-com.

--
Huey

Mary

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Feb 27, 2011, 12:21:48 PM2/27/11
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I think I misinterpreted this question. I answered with the oldest
thing that was new to me. But I have some books from around 1850, and a
couple of other odds and ends that are old.

Mary

Wally Sevits

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Feb 27, 2011, 12:52:33 PM2/27/11
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On Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:02:17 -0500, Kim
<darwinexcepti...@verizon.net> wrote:

>
>Regular Sunday Madness:
>
>1. If you could own any kind of a store, what kind of a store would it be?

Computer store.

>
>2. What food and beverage is the perfect combination?

Coffee 'n pie.

>
>3. The films nominated for best picture this year are: Black Swan, The
>Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127
>Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.
>Which ones have you seen? What is your pick for best picture?

I have seen Social Network and True Grit. I enjoyed both of them, but
I have no idea about the Oscar.

>
>4. What is the last thing you spilled?

Milk. (how trite)

>
>5. What word can you never remember how to spell?

I don't use words I cannot spell.

>
>6. What is your oldest possession?

Grandfather's railroad watch.

>
>7. Do you have a matching set of silverware - ro do you have mismatched
>pieces from random sets?

Have parts from two sets, one inherited from parents, other a gift
from parents when I bought my house. Neither is silver, they are
stainless steel. (assumption is you meant to ask about "tableware")

>
>8. Have you ever been to an Opera? A Ballet? A Rodeo?

Big Trifecta here, never to any of them.

>
>9. Do you still fit in the dress/suit/outfit that you wore on your
>wedding day? Do you still have that dress/suit/outfit?

Never was married. Doubtful anything older than 5-10 years would fit.

>
>10. Do you have a favorite piece of software or a favorite game that no
>longer runs under a newer operating system you have? Were you forced to
>abandon the game/software, or did you find a replacement or work-around?

I like a very old game called "Solitaire Royale". It ran on Windows
through XP, but does not run in 7. I have a virtualized Win2K system
that I run it on when I need to.
--
Wally Sevits

Wally Sevits

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Feb 27, 2011, 12:59:29 PM2/27/11
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On Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:52:33 -0700, Wally Sevits <no...@no.info> wrote:

>>
>>1. If you could own any kind of a store, what kind of a store would it be?
>
>Computer store.
>

At one time years ago I thought I would open a video tape rental store
for OOP movies when I retired. I amassed around 1500 tapes, which I
still have in cartons in storage. Technology shifted, and now they
are landfill candidates.
--
Wally Sevits

N Jill Marsh

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On Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:02:17 -0500, Kim
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>Paul has an appointment tomorrow at the Pain Management Center. I guess
>to manage his pain - which always seems really foolish, to me. Does
>anyone really *want* to manage their pain?

Yes.

> Isn't it more desirable to eliminate it, rather than manage it?

Eliminating it is one way to manage it, but if you can't do that it's
always nice to control it enough that you don't consider alternative
methods of pain elimination, such as suicide.

>1. If you could own any kind of a store, what kind of a store would it be?

Cold.

>2. What food and beverage is the perfect combination?

Blood and guts.

>3. The films nominated for best picture this year are: Black Swan, The
>Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127
>Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.
>Which ones have you seen? What is your pick for best picture?

I've only seen Inception, I fervently hope there were better films
made this year.

>4. What is the last thing you spilled?

Blood.

>5. What word can you never remember how to spell?

Neccessary. Occasion.

>6. What is your oldest possession?

Fossils.

>7. Do you have a matching set of silverware - ro do you have mismatched
>pieces from random sets?

Both.

>8. Have you ever been to an Opera? A Ballet? A Rodeo?

Yes, of course.

>9. Do you still fit in the dress/suit/outfit that you wore on your
>wedding day? Do you still have that dress/suit/outfit?

Yes.

>10. Do you have a favorite piece of software or a favorite game that no
>longer runs under a newer operating system you have? Were you forced to
>abandon the game/software, or did you find a replacement or work-around?

Not that I recall.


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Mary

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Feb 27, 2011, 1:06:08 PM2/27/11
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On 2/27/2011 12:01 PM, N Jill Marsh wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:02:17 -0500, Kim
> <darwinexcepti...@verizon.net> wrote:
>


>> 3. The films nominated for best picture this year are: Black Swan, The
>> Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127
>> Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.
>> Which ones have you seen? What is your pick for best picture?
>
> I've only seen Inception, I fervently hope there were better films
> made this year.


I haven't seen this, but my husband watched the first ten-fifteen
minutes and didn't finish it. Did ANYONE like it? If not, why is it up
for an Oscar - is it that technically admirable?

Mary

Greg Goss

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Feb 27, 2011, 1:13:02 PM2/27/11
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Kim <darwinexcepti...@verizon.net> wrote:

>Regular Sunday Madness:
>
>1. If you could own any kind of a store, what kind of a store would it be?

I don't want to manage staff nor deal with the public. If I don't
want to deal with customers nor hire someone to, I think retail
ownership is not for me.

>2. What food and beverage is the perfect combination?

I'm not a foodie. I mostly like whatever's put in front of me. I
generally have water with meals unless I "need" coffee.

>3. The films nominated for best picture this year are: Black Swan, The
>Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127
>Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.
>Which ones have you seen? What is your pick for best picture?

TS3 is the only one I've seen. Social Network and Speech I've heard
buzz about. The others are complete blanks to me.

>4. What is the last thing you spilled?

Don't remember.

>5. What word can you never remember how to spell?

Many of them.

>6. What is your oldest possession?

I have my grandmother's glass-cased clock. When we lived in North
Vancouver I eventually got it balanced well enough to keep running.
At any of the moves in 2003-3005, and since, I've never put the time
into the ultra-precise leveling it needs. So it's just on my mantle
standing still. My mother referred to it as a "Tiffany" clock, though
I don't know if that's just a generic term. The sides are
quarter-inch thick and pretty refractive -- leaded crystal? Don't
know the manufacture date or if it's really a Tiffany.

>7. Do you have a matching set of silverware - ro do you have mismatched
>pieces from random sets?

With Wendy, we chose an Oneida set as our official set, but i don't
like the thick tines on "nice silverware" forks, so I kept using forks
from a previous set. Moria wanted additional settings, and the Oneida
pattern has cycled into "collectible" status, so we picked up a garage
sale set that's now our official set. The Oneida ones are in a rack
on top of the fridge, and my forks (the nice set from the garage sale
are just as thick as the Oneidas) are still there in the main drawer.

How come "good silverware" uses such thick stubby fingers for forks
instead of nice sharp tines?

>8. Have you ever been to an Opera? A Ballet? A Rodeo?

Opera? I used their browser for a year. otherwise, no. Vancouver's
"First Night" celebration featured short fifteen-minute sampler
presentations of many cultural items. I watched a fifteen minute
piece of some ballet. I don't remember anything of it. I watched the
chuckwagon races at Calgary's rodeo in 2005.

>9. Do you still fit in the dress/suit/outfit that you wore on your
>wedding day? Do you still have that dress/suit/outfit?

That suit got left at my mother's after the funeral, and accidentally
sent to Value Village in the clean-out. By the time we realized where
it went, all the closets back at the house were empty.

The pants would have been a 46 probably. I've gained a lot of weight
in my semi-employed stress period.

>10. Do you have a favorite piece of software or a favorite game that no
>longer runs under a newer operating system you have? Were you forced to
>abandon the game/software, or did you find a replacement or work-around?

I liked to play Transport Tycoon Deluxe. It was a DOS game. It
worked without the sound in my Windows 95 and Windows 98 systems, but
I never got it working under XP in 2001.

Last summer, I went googling to see if anyone had any advice for
forcing it to work under XP or beyond, and discovered a groupsourced
project to upgrade it. Someone decompiled the code, cleaned THAT up
into something readable, and released that into a Linux-like project.
In the four years since, the "Open TTD" project has produced a highly
workable game and the original author hasn't objected.

I'm not sure what intermediate layer is being used for the graphics
and sound, but the Open version will run on an astonishing collection
of machines. I just went to the downloads page, and they have five
versions for Linux and three versions for windows. I don't know what
happened to BeOS, Amiga, Mac, and all the other versions that were
there when I first discovered OpenTTD last fall. The page itself
refers to "Windows and OS/2 Installers", but there's no trace of OS/2
in the download selections anymore.

OK, in one of the readme files, it mentions ... (Amiga isn't there
after all)

BeOS - SDL or Allegro
DOS - Allegro
FreeBSD - SDL
Linux - SDL or Allegro
MacOS X (universal) - Cocoa video and sound drivers
MorphOS - SDL
OpenBSD - SDL
OS/2 - SDL
Windows - Win32 GDI (faster) or SDL or Allegro


The project demonstrates the flexibility of crowd-sourced software.
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Tomorrow is today already.
Greg Goss, 1989-01-27

rroger

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Feb 27, 2011, 1:23:13 PM2/27/11
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On Feb 27, 12:59 pm, Wally Sevits <n...@no.info> wrote:

> On Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:52:33 -0700, Wally Sevits <n...@no.info> wrote:
>
> >>1. If you could own any kind of a store, what kind of a store would it be?
>
> >Computer store.
>
> At one time years ago I thought I would open a video tape rental store
> for OOP movies when I retired.  I amassed around 1500 tapes, which I
> still have in cartons in storage.  Technology shifted, and now they
> are landfill candidates.

OOP movies? What does "OOP" mean/stand for?

Les Albert

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Feb 27, 2011, 1:27:40 PM2/27/11
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On Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:02:17 -0500, Kim
<darwinexcepti...@verizon.net> wrote:

>The Oscars are on tonight. Oh - and Paul's birthday is this Friday. I'm
>more excited for the Oscars, of course.
>Paul has an appointment tomorrow at the Pain Management Center. I guess
>to manage his pain - which always seems really foolish, to me. Does
>anyone really *want* to manage their pain? Isn't it more desirable to
>eliminate it, rather than manage it? My doctor sent me to one of those
>places, too. They advised me to paint my walls soothing colors, take up
>yoga and other useless crap that made no sense. I'm hoping they tell
>Paul some of the same things - his response should be about the same as
>mine was.


I am sorry that you are in pain. You shouldn't dismiss the
suggestions for pain management as useless crap; they may help. The
alternatives to managing your pain are:

1. The same amount of pain.
2. No pain, but being zonked out on drugs all the time.

Anyway, of greater interest is finding out what you are getting hubby
for his birthday. What?

Les

Les Albert

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Feb 27, 2011, 1:30:38 PM2/27/11
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On Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:23:13 -0800 (PST), rroger <raus...@aol.com>
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It's an expression used when you accidentally step on someone's foot,
or bump into them; things like that.

Les

rroger

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Feb 27, 2011, 1:35:13 PM2/27/11
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On Feb 27, 1:30 pm, Les Albert <lalbe...@aol.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:23:13 -0800 (PST), rroger <raust...@aol.com>

No, not oops, "oop".

Hannah Fontana

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Feb 27, 2011, 1:35:51 PM2/27/11
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Just what the FUCK does any of this have to do with Cecil Adams?

Listen up people, either get on TOPIC or I'm going to start issuing cancels to clean up this shit.

Get with the program or get the hell out of my news group.

plausible prose man

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Feb 27, 2011, 1:47:07 PM2/27/11
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> No, not oops, "oop".-

It means to throw something into the air, as in "alley oop." Except
the other guy isn't there to catch it, so it's just "...oop."

rroger

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Feb 27, 2011, 1:54:18 PM2/27/11
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I finally found it on wikipedia; Out Of Print.

Les Albert

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Feb 27, 2011, 2:11:11 PM2/27/11
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On Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:35:13 -0800 (PST), rroger <raus...@aol.com>
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I say either one.

Les

Les Albert

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On Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:54:18 -0800 (PST), rroger <raus...@aol.com>
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"Oop" is certainly *not* out of print. I see it on the printed page
in stories and essays all the time. And I speak it occasionally.

Les

Xho Jingleheimerschmidt

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Feb 27, 2011, 2:46:40 PM2/27/11
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Kim wrote:
>
> Regular Sunday Madness:

>
> 1. If you could own any kind of a store, what kind of a store would it be?

Time.

> 2. What food and beverage is the perfect combination?

Milk and popcorn.

> 3. The films nominated for best picture this year are: Black Swan, The
> Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127
> Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.
> Which ones have you seen? What is your pick for best picture?

None of them. The King's Speech.

> 4. What is the last thing you spilled?

blood

> 5. What word can you never remember how to spell?

Must of htem.

> 6. What is your oldest possession?

A book, I'm sure. The oldest one I can immediately put my finger on is
"Machinery's Handbook" from 1927

> 7. Do you have a matching set of silverware - ro do you have mismatched
> pieces from random sets?

Yes.

> 8. Have you ever been to an Opera? A Ballet? A Rodeo?

I have been to things that included those words in their names, but I
don't think any of them count as being really those things.

> 9. Do you still fit in the dress/suit/outfit that you wore on your
> wedding day? Do you still have that dress/suit/outfit?

My birthday suit fits me well enough.

> 10. Do you have a favorite piece of software or a favorite game that no
> longer runs under a newer operating system you have? Were you forced to
> abandon the game/software, or did you find a replacement or work-around?

Since Dover spurred me to dig that 17 year old lap top out the closet,
I've been playing Prince of Persia on it. I doubt it will transfer to
my newer computer (especially as they are incompatible OSes)


Xho

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Jon M

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On Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:02:17 -0500, Kim
<darwinexcepti...@verizon.net> wrote:

>The Oscars are on tonight. Oh - and Paul's birthday is this Friday. I'm
>more excited for the Oscars, of course.
>
>Paul has an appointment tomorrow at the Pain Management Center. I guess
>to manage his pain - which always seems really foolish, to me. Does
>anyone really *want* to manage their pain? Isn't it more desirable to
>eliminate it, rather than manage it? My doctor sent me to one of those
>places, too. They advised me to paint my walls soothing colors, take up
>yoga and other useless crap that made no sense. I'm hoping they tell
>Paul some of the same things - his response should be about the same as
>mine was.


>


>Regular Sunday Madness:
>
>1. If you could own any kind of a store, what kind of a store would it be?

There's this show on one of the science channels -- "Oddities." It's
about this little shop that sells mummies' hands, monkeys' paws,
straitjackets, electric chairs. That would be a fun shop to work in.


>
>2. What food and beverage is the perfect combination?
>

Chocolate milk and just about anything.


>3. The films nominated for best picture this year are: Black Swan, The
>Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127
>Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.
>Which ones have you seen? What is your pick for best picture?

I've seen Inception, True Grit, and Winter's Bone. Of the three, I'd
put my money on True Grit.


>
>4. What is the last thing you spilled?
>

Coffee.

>5. What word can you never remember how to spell?
>

Any number of words, but apparently is the one I seem to have the most
trouble with.


>6. What is your oldest possession?

Aside from my pet trilobyte? My house was built in 1909. The
possession I've had longest is probably the coin collection I started
in grade school and lost interest in when I was in junior high.


>
>7. Do you have a matching set of silverware - ro do you have mismatched
>pieces from random sets?

I have a complete set mixed in with at least two incomplete sets.


>
>8. Have you ever been to an Opera? A Ballet? A Rodeo?

Yes, yes, yes. Not in the same night, though.


>
>9. Do you still fit in the dress/suit/outfit that you wore on your
>wedding day? Do you still have that dress/suit/outfit?

No and no.


>
>10. Do you have a favorite piece of software or a favorite game that no
>longer runs under a newer operating system you have? Were you forced to
>abandon the game/software, or did you find a replacement or work-around?

Duke Nuke Em, Doom, and Heretic used to be favorite games; none of
them have worked since XP became popular. Most of my game playing
happened in the Windows 3.11 era.

Jon M

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rroger

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On Feb 27, 2:46 pm, Xho Jingleheimerschmidt <xhos...@gmail.com> wrote:

> > 2. What food and beverage is the perfect combination?
>
> Milk and popcorn.

No offense but, Yuck!! I'm a theater traditionalist, Coke-a-cola
classic with popcorn.

Mark Brader

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Feb 27, 2011, 3:09:18 PM2/27/11
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"Kim":

> 1. If you could own any kind of a store, what kind of a store would it be?

A superior one.



> 3. The films nominated for best picture this year are: Black Swan, The
> Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127
> Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.
> Which ones have you seen?

Inception, The King's Speech, The Social Network.

> What is your pick for best picture?

I don't know.

> 4. What is the last thing you spilled?

Milk.



> 5. What word can you never remember how to spell?

I am ashamed to admit that there is one. "Tucson".



> 6. What is your oldest possession?

Well, I have here an extremely beat-up 1-cent coin from Canada (not
this one, of course, the one before) dated 1858. But if you meant
the thing *I've* had longest, probably some nondescript item from when
I was a young boy. For instance, there's a old metal box that I think
I still have, that I used to keep things like pencils in.



> 7. Do you have a matching set of silverware - ro do you have mismatched
> pieces from random sets?

Silverware? Why would we have silverware?

> 8. Have you ever been to an Opera? A Ballet? A Rodeo?

No, no, and no.



> 9. Do you still fit in the dress/suit/outfit that you wore on your
> wedding day? Do you still have that dress/suit/outfit?

Hell no, and I'm not sure.

> 10. Do you have a favorite piece of software or a favorite game that no
> longer runs under a newer operating system you have? Were you forced to
> abandon the game/software, or did you find a replacement or work-around?

A favorite? No.
--
Mark Brader "I already checked, and there are 2147483647
Toronto natural numbers (I made a simple Java program
m...@vex.net to count them)." -- Risto Lankinen

My text in this article is in the public domain.

Jon M

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Feb 27, 2011, 3:16:58 PM2/27/11