• VE

    From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Thursday, May 27, 2021 08:54:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    I sent back all my ham radio license exam items to ARRL/VEC
    yesterday. In the local area, I doubt we'll be able to get to use facilities until August...and by then, kids coming back from summer vacation, will bring COVID-19 with them...and we'll be right back where
    we started. While it cost a good bit, I sent it all in one big box.
    Now, if it turns out I can do a session, they'll just send the needed items, and I'll send the stuff back afterwards.

    A good friend of mine who's in the U.K. now was a VE before he left the states to go back home to England... he also worked as QSL Manager at ARRL HQ. That place is more pathetic than one can shake a Jpole at. When he got word that licenenses are now going to contain a $35 fee, and he doesn't get reimbursed for LEAGUE EXPENSES, he had the league drop his VE status... and he won't
    be renewing. As for me, when mine expires I will not be renewing either.

    Mug and A&W are my two favs :)

    There used to be a restaurant in the Miami, Florida area years ago, called "Royal Castle" and they had a drink called "Birch Beer". It
    was non-alcoholic, but it wasn't what you'd call root beer, but I did
    like the flavor.

    We have a hot-dog place that sells Birch Beer. I'm very familiar with it.
    I'd say it's like a vanilla root-beer. Had one the other day as a matter of fact. We also had some actual A&W restaurants too years ago.

    I remember a deal on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In years ago (I'm
    really showing my age now <G>), where it noted "I wish someone would
    turn off Farrah's Fawcett". I believe she married Lee Majors, who was
    "The Six Million Dollar Man"...and I think Lindsay Wagner was "The
    Bionic Woman".

    You are correct sir! Now do you remember in 1968 when they did an episode
    of "Future News"... the year I think was 1980, then president Ronald Regan... they were off by months!

    I have a 15 page medical list, with all my doctors, surgeries, meds
    (OTC and Rx), conditions, etc. The only thing it doesn't have is a full front and back nude photo...then, it would be "everything you wanted to know about me medically, but were afraid to ask". <G> One time, when I went to the ER, and they asked me my medical history, I handed it over
    to them, and said "Read This!!". I thought the nurse was going to kiss me!! She said "This makes it so much easier for us".

    Been there, done that, got the T-shirt, mailed out the post cards. It does
    help them because today's medical staff is very sloppy. You should see how
    bad it is here!

    I'm considering changing PCP's, because one local area hospital
    system has no idea how to update their patients data files. I was repeatedly told I need certain procedures, which have already been done...and I can't see the need to do them again...never mind Medicare won't pay for it if it's sooner than a year and a day between them
    (unless it's absolutely medically necessary). Even their IT department
    has no clue.

    Here they seem to have very selective hearing... you say one thing, they translate it to something else which usually involves receiving more pills
    to swallow or more needles to inject myself with. I only keep a PCP because
    my insurance requires me to carry one. Most times I can't even get through
    to them when I do need them.

    I just fired my endocrinologist because in 2 years they refused to let me see an actual doctor in the mean while my sugar rate is at coma levels and rising. I don't need to practice the definition of insanity <G> I was livid at them
    my last visit. I told the prep aid that I was firing them. She still insisted on taking my BP. 170 over 130... no crap! I was steaming and trying to be civil! Finally I started to let loose when the P.A. came in... and told em
    that they've succeeded on raising the level of integrity shown by used car salesmen!

    I'm tough when it comes to doctors. They've caused me a volume of injury, and
    I catch them lying all too often. Pretty pathetic... and their faces when you do call them on it is priceless!

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Thursday, May 27, 2021 13:09:00
    Brian,

    A good friend of mine who's in the U.K. now was a VE before he left the states to go back home to England... he also worked as QSL Manager at
    ARRL HQ. That place is more pathetic than one can shake a Jpole at.

    Contesting is one thing that never appealed to me. And, I just eQSL now.

    When he got word that licenenses are now going to contain a $35 fee,
    and he doesn't get reimbursed for LEAGUE EXPENSES, he had the league
    drop his VE status... and he won't be renewing. As for me, when mine expires I will not be renewing either.

    Mine doesn't renew until I turn 69, just under 8 years from now. The
    way the powder keg in the Middle East is, I may not have to worry about
    being around by then.

    Mug and A&W are my two favs :)

    We have a hot-dog place that sells Birch Beer. I'm very familiar with
    it. I'd say it's like a vanilla root-beer. Had one the other day as a matter of fact. We also had some actual A&W restaurants too years ago.

    That sounds like it. There used to be an A&W in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
    A club in Ravenna, Ohio has a gathering at the area A&W every summer.

    You are correct sir! Now do you remember in 1968 when they did an
    episode of "Future News"... the year I think was 1980, then president Ronald Regan... they were off by months!

    You bet your sweet bippy. <G>

    Been there, done that, got the T-shirt, mailed out the post cards. It
    does help them because today's medical staff is very sloppy. You should see how bad it is here!

    Or like the meme with the doctors on strike. You couldn't read the
    picket signs, as they were all written in shorthand. <G>

    Here they seem to have very selective hearing... you say one thing,
    they translate it to something else which usually involves receiving
    more pills to swallow or more needles to inject myself with. I only
    keep a PCP because my insurance requires me to carry one. Most times I can't even get through to them when I do need them.

    1) Overmedicated?? We have a prescription for that.

    2) Side effects may include hand and wrist pain...and that's from just
    trying to open the container.

    3) Rare side effects may include death.

    I'm tough when it comes to doctors. They've caused me a volume of
    injury, and I catch them lying all too often. Pretty pathetic... and
    their faces when you do call them on it is priceless!

    They get wined and dined by all the drug reps, then have to listen
    through their spiels. Some clinics restrict the time the drug reps
    can come into the places. Then you add the cost of radio/TV/print/
    internet ads, and that's why they're so expensive...and why Big Pharma
    doesn't want things going generic.

    Daryl

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Thursday, May 27, 2021 18:16:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Contesting is one thing that never appealed to me. And, I just eQSL
    now.

    Me either. Field day was the closest I got to contesting and even then it
    was more for the outdoor overnighter.

    Mine doesn't renew until I turn 69, just under 8 years from now. The
    way the powder keg in the Middle East is, I may not have to worry about being around by then.

    2025 here... and counting...

    That sounds like it. There used to be an A&W in Hot Springs,
    Arkansas. A club in Ravenna, Ohio has a gathering at the area A&W every summer.

    Ahh nice! They should have it around the time Xenia is. Fatten us all up
    even more <G>

    You bet your sweet bippy. <G>

    I think I lost my bippy when I had my colonoscopy <G>

    Or like the meme with the doctors on strike. You couldn't read the picket signs, as they were all written in shorthand. <G>

    Oh I've seen some beauts! Especially where Fauci is concerned.

    1) Overmedicated?? We have a prescription for that.

    2) Side effects may include hand and wrist pain...and that's from just trying to open the container.

    3) Rare side effects may include death.

    I love how almost all scripts now have a side effect which includes death now
    a day. Why don't we just all go visit Dr. Achmed the dead terrorist: Silence!
    I kill you!!! <BEG>


    They get wined and dined by all the drug reps, then have to listen through their spiels. Some clinics restrict the time the drug reps
    can come into the places. Then you add the cost of radio/TV/print/ internet ads, and that's why they're so expensive...and why Big Pharma doesn't want things going generic.

    I know all about that. Funny too how they all seem to have your full prescription in their offices too.


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Friday, May 28, 2021 12:40:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Hi, Brian...

    Contesting is one thing that never appealed to me. And, I just eQSL
    now.

    Me either. Field day was the closest I got to contesting and even then
    it was more for the outdoor overnighter.

    I usually am doing ham radio nets in the evenings, or I go square dancing (there are dancing hams <G>). At a National Convention several years ago, I used ham radio to save someone's life.

    Mine doesn't renew until I turn 69, just under 8 years from now. The
    way the powder keg in the Middle East is, I may not have to worry about being around by then.

    2025 here... and counting...

    2029 for me. And as for 69, all snide remarks will be relegated to The Fertilizer Net (hi hi).

    That sounds like it. There used to be an A&W in Hot Springs,
    Arkansas. A club in Ravenna, Ohio has a gathering at the area A&W every summer.

    Ahh nice! They should have it around the time Xenia is. Fatten us all
    up even more <G>

    Too bad Xenia got zapped again this year due to COVID-19. As far as I can tell, the Huntsville Hamfest is still on. I went there 4 years ago, but the
    bus ride to and from Little Rock nearly killed me. I had to transfer in Nashville, but the seating was so tight that my legs locked up on me, and
    I nearly fell when I stood up. To make matters worse, my pants fell when
    I stood up. Had I not had the Depends on, it would've been "full moon
    rising". <G>

    You bet your sweet bippy. <G>

    I think I lost my bippy when I had my colonoscopy <G>

    I'm due for another one...but have to get the bathrooms repaired after
    an incident 2 months ago. I'm still working out things with the insurance company and the contractor.

    Or like the meme with the doctors on strike. You couldn't read the picket signs, as they were all written in shorthand. <G>

    Oh I've seen some beauts! Especially where Fauci is concerned.

    The Covid-19 shot is known as the Fauci Ouchee. <G>

    1) Overmedicated?? We have a prescription for that.

    2) Side effects may include hand and wrist pain...and that's from just trying to open the container.

    3) Rare side effects may include death.

    I love how almost all scripts now have a side effect which includes
    death now a day. Why don't we just all go visit Dr. Achmed the dead terrorist: Silence! I kill you!!! <BEG>

    There are several funny ones that Jeff Dunham has done, and Achmed seems
    to be the overall favorite.

    They get wined and dined by all the drug reps, then have to listen through their spiels. Some clinics restrict the time the drug reps
    can come into the places. Then you add the cost of radio/TV/print/ internet ads, and that's why they're so expensive...and why Big Pharma doesn't want things going generic.

    I know all about that. Funny too how they all seem to have your full prescription in their offices too.

    With my luck, I go to the drugstore, and my formulary doesn't cover it.

    Daryl

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Friday, May 28, 2021 18:03:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    I usually am doing ham radio nets in the evenings, or I go square dancing (there are dancing hams <G>). At a National Convention several years ago, I used ham radio to save someone's life.

    I'm net manager of the Nutmeg VHF Traffic Net now. I had an opportunity to
    move it to the W1AW repeater - still do, but our original machine is letting
    us back on.

    Too bad Xenia got zapped again this year due to COVID-19. As far as I can tell, the Huntsville Hamfest is still on. I went there 4 years ago, but the bus ride to and from Little Rock nearly killed me. I had to transfer in Nashville, but the seating was so tight that my legs locked
    up on me, and I nearly fell when I stood up. To make matters worse, my pants fell when I stood up. Had I not had the Depends on, it would've
    been "full moon rising". <G>

    I was at the final Dayton show. Was there with K2MF of MFNOS fame. Had a
    blast! One of our early local shows the Goshen HamFast did go as scheduled
    this year. I missed it but heard it was pretty full.

    I'm due for another one...but have to get the bathrooms repaired
    after an incident 2 months ago. I'm still working out things with the insurance company and the contractor.

    Oh you definitely need that fixed first! That's a no doubter!

    The Covid-19 shot is known as the Fauci Ouchee. <G>

    Another possible tagline!

    There are several funny ones that Jeff Dunham has done, and Achmed
    seems to be the overall favorite.

    Walter is one of my favorites.

    With my luck, I go to the drugstore, and my formulary doesn't cover
    it.

    I keep going so often for refills they want to start charging me rent :\

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Saturday, May 29, 2021 00:46:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Hi, Brian...

    I'm net manager of the Nutmeg VHF Traffic Net now. I had an opportunity
    to move it to the W1AW repeater - still do, but our original machine is letting us back on.

    Out of curiosity, does it handle formal written traffic (such as the NTS),
    or is just a "regular traffic and announcements net"?? I've always wanted to learn how to handle a radiogram...and am familiar with it, but never got the practice or instruction for it.

    I was at the final Dayton show. Was there with K2MF of MFNOS fame. Had
    a blast! One of our early local shows the Goshen HamFast did go as scheduled this year. I missed it but heard it was pretty full.

    The last big hamfest I went to was Huntsville in 2017. Shreveport is supposed to have one this year, but I don't have the funds to go. Plus,
    you can't just drop what you're doing and come home in the event of an emergency.

    Oh you definitely need that fixed first! That's a no doubter!

    To the insurance company, it's a catastrophe if they have to pay a claim.

    The Covid-19 shot is known as the Fauci Ouchee. <G>

    Another possible tagline!

    Glad to contribute to your collection. <G>

    There are several funny ones that Jeff Dunham has done, and Achmed
    seems to be the overall favorite.

    Walter is one of my favorites.

    Like the one he was telling Jeff about his "sex life". Now, the
    ventriloquist is doing ALL the talking, etc., but they make you think
    the "dummy" is actually "alive". With Walter describing his sex life,
    he said "these are kind of pornographic":

    1) Get Off!!
    2) I Can't See The Weather Channel!!

    And, for him, "oral sex" is when his wife screams "Screw You!!", he
    yells "Bite Me!!". <G>

    I also am reminded of the joke where there was this ventriloquist,
    who was telling blonde jokes...and there was a blonde female in the
    audience. She was understandably furious, and starts chewing out the ventriloquist. When he starts to apologize, the blonde shot back "I'm
    not talking to you, Mister!! I'm talking to that person sitting on
    your leg!!" <G>.

    With my luck, I go to the drugstore, and my formulary doesn't cover
    it.

    I keep going so often for refills they want to start charging me rent
    :\

    With the zaniness of some of the weather forecast models at times, I want
    to know what they're smoking, or what drugs they're taking!! I've seen the forecasters note "This model solution is totally out to lunch, and will be discarded". :P

    Daryl

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Saturday, May 29, 2021 16:42:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Hello Daryl;

    Out of curiosity, does it handle formal written traffic (such as the NTS), or is just a "regular traffic and announcements net"?? I've
    always wanted to learn how to handle a radiogram...and am familiar with it, but never got the practice or instruction for it.

    Nutmeg, which is our state's oldest VHF NTS net does indeed handle formal
    NTS messages... into, out of, and through out the Nutmeg State. There's a
    site done by the WMass group I think that explains it well.

    The last big hamfest I went to was Huntsville in 2017. Shreveport is supposed to have one this year, but I don't have the funds to go. Plus, you can't just drop what you're doing and come home in the event of an emergency.

    I wonder if they're doing Boxboro this fall. That one is usually good
    size and close to HRO in NH.

    To the insurance company, it's a catastrophe if they have to pay a claim.

    Of course! Lowers the company assets.

    Glad to contribute to your collection. <G>

    I'll let you add it to yours :)

    Like the one he was telling Jeff about his "sex life". Now, the ventriloquist is doing ALL the talking, etc., but they make you think
    the "dummy" is actually "alive". With Walter describing his sex life,
    he said "these are kind of pornographic":

    1) Get Off!!
    2) I Can't See The Weather Channel!!

    And, for him, "oral sex" is when his wife screams "Screw You!!", he yells "Bite Me!!". <G>

    Ahh yes! Have you seen the special he did in Ireland? He made a character
    just for them... Baby Shaemus! Hysterical!

    I also am reminded of the joke where there was this ventriloquist,
    who was telling blonde jokes...and there was a blonde female in the audience. She was understandably furious, and starts chewing out the ventriloquist. When he starts to apologize, the blonde shot back "I'm
    not talking to you, Mister!! I'm talking to that person sitting on
    your leg!!" <G>.

    ROFL!! I'm sure the ventriloquist laughed as hard as the audience must have.

    With the zaniness of some of the weather forecast models at times, I want to know what they're smoking, or what drugs they're taking!! I've seen the forecasters note "This model solution is totally out to lunch, and will be discarded". :P

    Here... we say if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes. <G>

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Sunday, May 30, 2021 13:16:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Hi, Brian...

    Nutmeg, which is our state's oldest VHF NTS net does indeed handle
    formal NTS messages... into, out of, and through out the Nutmeg State. There's a site done by the WMass group I think that explains it well.

    I know the Dallas/Fort Worth Net does handle NTS traffic as well. I'm not sure how many NTS nets there are.

    I wonder if they're doing Boxboro this fall. That one is usually good
    size and close to HRO in NH.

    Rob Macedo, KD1CY, usually goes to that one. He's the director of the
    VoIP Hurricane Net.

    Speaking of which, the 12z GFS run this morning (which goes out to 384 hours, which would be 12z June 15), is showing a potential hurricane along
    the Texas/Louisiana Gulf Coast region. That could mess up the Hurricane Conference planned for New Orleans in the following days.

    Now, some weather wishcasters (I can't stand these folks) will jump on
    this at this far out, and swear up and down that "this is what's going to happen!!". It has to get to 240 hours out (10 days) before the ECMWF will
    even consider it. Other models don't even go out that far. I use the F5
    Weather site, mainly for comparison. I'm not a meteorologist, but an
    amateur weather enthusiast...but "I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!!" (hi hi).

    To the insurance company, it's a catastrophe if they have to pay a claim.

    Of course! Lowers the company assets.

    And, if hurricane season really ramps up early (we've already had one
    storm in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific basin, but a lower than normal
    season is forecast in the central Pacific (Hawaii), that's going to tax
    them even more. These folks who live along the coast say "the danger with
    being hit by a hurricane, is part of the price you pay to live in paradise".
    To me, that's too great a price to pay.

    Glad to contribute to your collection. <G>

    I'll let you add it to yours :)

    Now, I forgot what it was. I called a friend yesterday, and she asked
    me how my day was yesterday. I replied "It was Saturday, and that's all
    I remember". :P

    And, for him, "oral sex" is when his wife screams "Screw You!!", he yells "Bite Me!!". <G>

    Ahh yes! Have you seen the special he did in Ireland? He made a
    character just for them... Baby Shaemus! Hysterical!

    No, I missed that one. I saw the one with Achmed and his son, and it
    was about the time Jeff was supposedly getting divorced. I don't know
    if he and his wife are still married, separated, or divorced.

    Peanut wanted to know how he got his wife pregnant at their age (he
    didn't think he had it in him, but I've read where some men are potent
    and fertile into their 80's (unless one has had their wings clipped).

    When Jeff said "I get to watch them take their first steps", Peanut laughingly retorted "And, they get to watch you take your last steps!!" :P

    ROFL!! I'm sure the ventriloquist laughed as hard as the audience must have.

    It's not as easy as it looks. Plus, you're constantly having to practice,
    and prepare new material.

    Here... we say if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes. <G>

    It's less than that in Arkansas...it's supposed to storm much of the week. That will mess up my nets and BBS work. And, as luck would have it, other things have gotten in the way of moving the BBS into the cloud.

    ... Never say during sex: get off me, i'll do it myself!!!!

    Or the tagline below. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Monday, May 31, 2021 19:27:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    I know the Dallas/Fort Worth Net does handle NTS traffic as well. I'm not sure how many NTS nets there are.

    We have several in my area alone... I can think of a good half dozen just
    off the top of my head.

    Rob Macedo, KD1CY, usually goes to that one. He's the director of the VoIP Hurricane Net.

    They also have a big ARRL meeting there too. I've never been but know several who have.

    And, if hurricane season really ramps up early (we've already had one storm in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific basin, but a lower than
    normal season is forecast in the central Pacific (Hawaii), that's going
    to tax them even more. These folks who live along the coast say "the danger with being hit by a hurricane, is part of the price you pay to
    live in paradise". To me, that's too great a price to pay.

    Amen!

    Now, I forgot what it was. I called a friend yesterday, and she asked
    me how my day was yesterday. I replied "It was Saturday, and that's all
    I remember". :P

    Sometimes the less you know the better off you are <G>

    No, I missed that one. I saw the one with Achmed and his son, and it
    was about the time Jeff was supposedly getting divorced. I don't know
    if he and his wife are still married, separated, or divorced.

    Yes I have that one on USB drive as well :) All funny stuff!

    Peanut wanted to know how he got his wife pregnant at their age (he didn't think he had it in him, but I've read where some men are potent
    and fertile into their 80's (unless one has had their wings clipped).

    When Jeff said "I get to watch them take their first steps", Peanut laughingly retorted "And, they get to watch you take your last steps!!"
    :P

    Peanut is the crazier one of the bunch... and one of the oldest.

    It's not as easy as it looks. Plus, you're constantly having to practice, and prepare new material.

    I wonder which is more difficult tbh.


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Tuesday, June 01, 2021 17:17:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Hi, Brian...

    We have several in my area alone... I can think of a good half dozen
    just off the top of my head.

    Since I can't have RF gear at the QTH, I'm only on the air for the nets
    that I run (via "internet radio"). It's hard enough finding folks to be Net Control, and my license isn't just a sheet of paper. The purists don't like this approach, but it was either operate this way, or quit the hobby.

    The thing is, even if you use one of the remote base operations, if propagation is horrible where you are, and at every other point...you
    aren't going to hear anyone on RF. And, if someone else is using the remote base when you want to use it, you have to operate later, or are just "SOL".

    With the QuadNet Array (https://openquad.net) with D-Star, DMR, WIRES-X,
    or Fusion...or CQ100...you will hear someone on frequency, and they won't
    be down in the noise and weeds.

    None of us is getting any younger, and just like a shelf at the store, or
    a buffet at a restaurant, if a hobby isn't replenished with new blood (for everyone quitting the hobby or dying off), sooner more than later, the hobby will die off as well.

    Kids nowadays couldn't give a rats rear end about the heritage, current state, or future of any hobby. They are so enamored into their tablets and smartphones, and that's "their own little world". Once an EMP hits, every
    piece of electronics (vehicles, gas pumps, POS terminals, communications,
    etc.) is going to get fried.

    They also have a big ARRL meeting there too. I've never been but know several who have.

    With COVID-19 higher in portions of the country, you wonder if things
    will ever get back to some sense of normalcy. Admittedly, at the moment, Arkansas is doing better than some states.

    Sometimes the less you know the better off you are <G>

    Three things fail when we get older. Memory is first... <G>

    No, I missed that one. I saw the one with Achmed and his son, and it
    was about the time Jeff was supposedly getting divorced. I don't know
    if he and his wife are still married, separated, or divorced.

    Yes I have that one on USB drive as well :) All funny stuff!

    Too bad it has to be so raunchy at times.

    Peanut is the crazier one of the bunch... and one of the oldest.

    Don't ever let him try to order take out Chinese food. <G>

    I wonder which is more difficult tbh.

    Both.

    Daryl

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Thursday, June 03, 2021 19:07:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Since I can't have RF gear at the QTH, I'm only on the air for the
    nets that I run (via "internet radio"). It's hard enough finding folks
    to be Net Control, and my license isn't just a sheet of paper. The
    purists don't like this approach, but it was either operate this way,
    or quit the hobby.

    I have potential Net Controls who will NOT run a net because of such. Using
    the internet typically does not allow one to properly hear when a double is occurring and a good net control will turn down NCS duties for such reasons.
    I tend to agree. Feel free to classify me as an RF purist in this regard.

    The thing is, even if you use one of the remote base operations, if propagation is horrible where you are, and at every other point...you aren't going to hear anyone on RF. And, if someone else is using the remote base when you want to use it, you have to operate later, or are just "SOL".

    We don't seem to have any issues with RF only... and we have a LOT more hills to deal with than you do in the plains.

    With the QuadNet Array (https://openquad.net) with D-Star, DMR,
    WIRES-X, or Fusion...or CQ100...you will hear someone on frequency, and they won't be down in the noise and weeds.

    When you use analog you don't have to worry what any repeater is speaking <G>

    None of us is getting any younger, and just like a shelf at the
    store, or a buffet at a restaurant, if a hobby isn't replenished with
    new blood (for everyone quitting the hobby or dying off), sooner more
    than later, the hobby will die off as well.

    This has basically already occurred on packet. Name any station that is
    RF only and you'll name a station not listed on any other. Also the fact that most refuse to follow good network practices is another issue that's killed
    it. Nothing worse you can do is to pull in a massive nodes table in which
    90% are NOT reachable to give a newbie the feeling that the mode does NOT WORK.

    Kids nowadays couldn't give a rats rear end about the heritage,
    current state, or future of any hobby. They are so enamored into their tablets and smartphones, and that's "their own little world". Once an
    EMP hits, every piece of electronics (vehicles, gas pumps, POS
    terminals, communications, etc.) is going to get fried.

    When that day comes, I'll be laughing like hell too <G>

    With COVID-19 higher in portions of the country, you wonder if things will ever get back to some sense of normalcy. Admittedly, at the
    moment, Arkansas is doing better than some states.

    Covid-19: free government's dream to install communism through Dr. Fauci!
    He needs to go back to collecting bridge tolls <G>

    Three things fail when we get older. Memory is first... <G>

    What did you say?? <G>

    Don't ever let him try to order take out Chinese food. <G>

    Try watching this guy, sit through the full show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnOQQ_FQGns
    Very funny stuff!



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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Friday, June 04, 2021 09:22:00
    Brian,

    I have potential Net Controls who will NOT run a net because of such. Using the internet typically does not allow one to properly hear when a double is occurring and a good net control will turn down NCS duties
    for such reasons. I tend to agree. Feel free to classify me as an RF purist in this regard.

    Well, even when the local club has RF only (and I've been licensed 30
    years, not starting VoIP use until 2006), it was extremely difficult
    getting folks to be Net Control, a club officer, or a worker at a hamfest. Everyone wants the glory and benefits, but no one wants the gall and the
    work.

    We don't seem to have any issues with RF only... and we have a LOT more hills to deal with than you do in the plains.

    Arkansas has quite a bit of hills and some mountains. Years ago, there
    was a hamfest held on top of one of the mountains...but it was a bear
    trying to get to and from there.

    When you use analog you don't have to worry what any repeater is
    speaking <G>

    The thing about analog, if someone is kerchunking, there's no way to
    identify them. We had problems with that for years (and that may still
    be the case today), of an interfering individual who was mobile, so the
    fox hunters couldn't get a fix on him. With digital, the callsign shows
    up.

    This has basically already occurred on packet. Name any station that is
    RF only and you'll name a station not listed on any other. Also the
    fact that most refuse to follow good network practices is another issue that's killed it. Nothing worse you can do is to pull in a massive
    nodes table in which 90% are NOT reachable to give a newbie the feeling that the mode does NOT WORK.

    There are a ton of repeaters that are rarely used...maybe during nets,
    and otherwise, they're dead as a doornail. I think in the Arklatex,
    Arklamiss, and MidSouth, all of the frequencies for 2 meters, 1.25
    meters, and 70 centimeters, are taken.

    When that day comes, I'll be laughing like hell too <G>

    Maybe those with the tube type radios might be able to communicate,
    but not much else. Talk about "Back To The Stone Age"...all that comes
    to mind is the episode of "The Flintstones", with the intercom in the
    doctor's office, with a parrot flying back and forth with the message. <G>

    Covid-19: free government's dream to install communism through Dr.
    Fauci! He needs to go back to collecting bridge tolls <G>

    Just like AOC needs to go back being a bartender. :P

    Three things fail when we get older. Memory is first... <G>

    What did you say?? <G>

    That's like the one in church where the woman tells her husband
    "I just let a silent but deadly fart!! What should I do??!!". He
    curtly replies "Change the batteries in your hearing aid". <BG>

    Another deal has this elderly couple sitting on this couch, and
    the old man says "My butt's asleep"...and his wife says "Yeah, I
    can hear it snoring". <G>

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Friday, June 04, 2021 18:31:00
    Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Well, even when the local club has RF only (and I've been licensed 30 years, not starting VoIP use until 2006), it was extremely difficult getting folks to be Net Control, a club officer, or a worker at a
    hamfest. Everyone wants the glory and benefits, but no one wants the
    gall and the work.

    I think a good part of it comes from the lack of support from Newington.
    They want nothing more but for packet to totally vanish! They've basically squashed Amateur TV. Tis a shame. We used to have a net on Mondays that
    had a repeater on our local Channel 61's tower and they'd have weekly contests:
    Who could find the sexiest nudie and cover her up with their callsign in
    the most provocative way(s)... *that* was a fun net <G> Look up ham in Websters:
    ham (adj): Horny aged men <G>

    You're right though, so many now a day just want to be lemmings and have everything given to them on a silver 802.11 dish. Hell now a day NO CW is required testing! I took the old CW tests.

    Arkansas has quite a bit of hills and some mountains.

    Your women don't count.. braggar <G>

    Years ago,
    there was a hamfest held on top of one of the mountains...but it was a bear trying to get to and from there.

    I was in the woods of New Hampshire past few days... almost had a bear get
    me for breakfast! On 2 days he walked right past my window while I was in bed.

    The thing about analog, if someone is kerchunking, there's no way to identify them. We had problems with that for years (and that may still
    be the case today), of an interfering individual who was mobile, so the fox hunters couldn't get a fix on him. With digital, the callsign shows up.

    What I don't get is, why all of a sudden are these issues when they weren't
    10 years ago? Answer: technology made us L A Z Y. Half the fun of radio is working for that contact... not having it handed to you. The one TXing would insure he had the best SWR etc while the receiving station did what they could to pull the signal out of the mud. Now that is basically gone. I won't get into what it's doing to the band plan.

    There are a ton of repeaters that are rarely used...maybe during
    nets, and otherwise, they're dead as a doornail. I think in the
    Arklatex, Arklamiss, and MidSouth, all of the frequencies for 2 meters, 1.25 meters, and 70 centimeters, are taken.

    Sounds very similar to here to be brutally honest.

    Maybe those with the tube type radios might be able to communicate,
    but not much else. Talk about "Back To The Stone Age"...all that comes
    to mind is the episode of "The Flintstones", with the intercom in the doctor's office, with a parrot flying back and forth with the message.


    Ahh but did it work? Y/n <G> Analog also has a farther carrier distance
    than digital does.

    That's like the one in church where the woman tells her husband
    "I just let a silent but deadly fart!! What should I do??!!". He
    curtly replies "Change the batteries in your hearing aid". <BG>

    Another deal has this elderly couple sitting on this couch, and
    the old man says "My butt's asleep"...and his wife says "Yeah, I
    can hear it snoring". <G>

    In both cases was the wife Whoopie (cushion) Goldberg? <G>

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Saturday, June 05, 2021 10:44:00
    Brian,

    I think a good part of it comes from the lack of support from
    Newington. They want nothing more but for packet to totally vanish! They've basically squashed Amateur TV. Tis a shame. We used to have a
    net on Mondays that had a repeater on our local Channel 61's tower and they'd have weekly contests:
    Who could find the sexiest nudie and cover her up with their callsign
    in the most provocative way(s)... *that* was a fun net <G> Look up ham
    in Websters:
    ham (adj): Horny aged men <G>

    I thought it stood for "Have Another Meal", and you don't call us "Late
    For Dinner". <G>

    Someone did a photoshop deal of Sarah Palin in a patriotic bikini (looking like the American Flag), and put it on QSO-TV on CQ100 once (I don't have
    that one anymore). As Richard Pryor said about Gene Wilder's girlfriend, Jill Clayburgh, in "Silver Streak"..."Have Mercy". <G> All 3 of them are dead and gone now...but that was a funny movie.

    QSO-TV is a quasi-amateur TV deal with CQ100. On the QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association) CQ100 Net I do on Friday, some stations will checkin that way (and some advise they're short time). If they forget to unkey the "transceiver", I send a graphic "Unkey the CQ100".

    It's VoIP only (no RF), but some hams (like myself) can't have RF gear
    or antennas. There are several nets on there (I want to say W2BLC has a
    page with the nets on there), and The Hoot Owl Net (one of the net controls
    is Rita, W1UZR), has a trivia question. The last time I checked into that
    net, it was a busy one.

    With "The Felony Question", I've known hams caught in sex sting operations, or busted for passing child pornography. I'm waiting to hear of those "hot
    pix" to show up on CQ100 or Amateur TV. I think in all cases, each of those hams lost their license as a result. Once you see the story in Amateur Radio Newsline, it's basically "Public Domain", as it had already appeared in the local newspaper. Some examples are as follows (callsigns intentionally omitted)...they were caught in:

    1) A sex sting operation set up by law enforcement at a local park.
    2) An incestuous relationship with his 2 daughters.
    3) Passing child pornography.

    In telling another ham, he lamented "we've got some sick puppies out
    there". While "dirty old hams need love, too" <G>, there's a time and
    a place for everything...and to me, you don't need to have that stuff
    out in the open...let alone doing such at all. I even created a bulletin
    on the BBS, with the difference between pornography and nudity.

    Back to the hobby...with remote base operations, if someone is using a particular node already when you want to use it, you're out of luck,
    unless you can find another node. While remotehams.com is free, a similar service charges through the nose and out the wazoo...so you better have
    a big bank account for it!!

    It reminds me of a bulletin I have on the BBS (and this was back in
    their heyday nearly 40 years ago), when it talked about upgrading your computer hardware and software...including the modem, operating system,
    BBS software, doorgame and utility registrations, etc. -- "be prepared
    to open your wallet wide". Nowadays, that's like going to a big hamfest;
    there was a DC to Daylight rig at Hamvention a few years ago for over
    $20,000!! Now, I could outfit a nice shack, or get a nice pre-owned car
    for that...but for one rig, that's overkill.

    Arkansas has quite a bit of hills and some mountains.

    Your women don't count.. braggart <G>

    Dolly Parton is over in Tennessee...I have no idea where Morganna (the "kissing bandit") is. Both of them are "double breasted down". Then, you
    have Jessica in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (she's not bad...she's just
    drawn that way). <G>

    I was in the woods of New Hampshire past few days... almost had a bear
    get me for breakfast! On 2 days he walked right past my window while I
    was in bed.

    Glad you "bearly" got out of there, Grizzy Adams. <BG>

    What I don't get is, why all of a sudden are these issues when they weren't 10 years ago? Answer: technology made us L A Z Y. Half the fun
    of radio is working for that contact... not having it handed to you.

    Contesting is one thing that never appealed to me...or looking for a new contact. There's something in the hobby for everyone...my niches are doing nets, elmering new hams (I have a PDF file on a forum I did at a regional hamfest over 2 years ago off of a hyperlink on my QRZ bio), and license
    exams. I also will ragchew, but it's rare I get a sked request...and it's
    not because of halitosis...although one ham said on a local repeater to me
    one day after I got off of work, that bad breath was why no one would talk
    to me. I had finished a day at silkscreen printing, and smelled of nasty solvent (methyl-ethyl-ketone).

    The one TXing would insure he had the best SWR etc while the receiving station did what they could to pull the signal out of the mud. Now that
    is basically gone. I won't get into what it's doing to the band plan.

    The only time I'm on the air now is for nets that I do...and as noted,
    it's rare that I get a sked request.

    Sounds very similar to here to be brutally honest.

    Well, there are other things in life besides ham radio (some would
    consider that as heresy <G>). But, what drives me nuts (and I likely
    have said this before) are what I call "Hi, Bye, and QSY" hams, in
    regards to checking into nets:

    "Net Control, please checkin [callsign], [name], [location], short
    time, no traffic".

    Not a minute later, they're doing the same on other nets. I looked
    at the Excel Net Spreadsheets I have of selected D-Star, D-Rats, and
    Echolink Nets (there's at least 200 nets a month)...and I noted on one
    day, there are 6 nets meeting at the same time!! In short, there are
    too many nets, and too little time for them. I do 6 weekly nets, and
    1 monthly net as Net Control. On the "checkin only" nets, it's rare
    I check into them anymore, as it's such a mad rush to get in. For these,
    I wait until the net is nearly over, and the pre-net pileup is gone.

    Rick, KA2BSM, who does the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
    Net, and the MDARC (Memphis Digital Amateur Radio Club) Net (the darc
    side of digital (hi hi)), wonders if these folks "have a life outside
    of ham radio".

    Ahh but did it work? Y/n <G> Analog also has a farther carrier distance than digital does.

    Well, after one exchange, the nurse said to the parrot "Yeah, yeah, I
    heard him"...and the parrot growls "I don't know what they need me for". <G>

    That's like the one in church where the woman tells her husband
    "I just let a silent but deadly fart!! What should I do??!!". He
    curtly replies "Change the batteries in your hearing aid". <BG>

    Another deal has this elderly couple sitting on this couch, and
    the old man says "My butt's asleep"...and his wife says "Yeah, I
    can hear it snoring". <G>

    In both cases was the wife Whoopie (cushion) Goldberg? <G>

    I saw a pair of sweatpants, with a silkscreen printed design of hands
    pushing up the butt cheeks, and the words "Push 'Em Up!! Push 'Em Up!!
    Way Up!!"

    There was another meme of a female, walking through the airport
    concourse, but her portable pillows were (how can I say this?)
    "critically placed" to where her butt cheeks were...so, it looked
    like her cheeks were hanging out.

    It reminds me of the exchange in Smokey And The Bandit, where
    the late Burt Reynolds is talking with Sally Fields (she played
    "The Flying Nun" years ago...that shows how old I am <G>)...and
    Sally mentioned a deal about her cheeks...then tapping her face,
    she says "THESE CHEEKS". <G>

    Maybe those are the ones who got busted for 50 pounds of "crack". <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Sunday, June 06, 2021 09:09:00
    Dhey Daryl... not you the other brother Daryl <G>

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    I thought it stood for "Have Another Meal", and you don't call us
    "Late For Dinner". <G>

    It's definitely the making for a girl's match making scene... bald fat
    guys glowing in the dark from RF and can barely move <G>

    Someone did a photoshop deal of Sarah Palin in a patriotic bikini (looking like the American Flag), and put it on QSO-TV on CQ100 once (I don't have that one anymore). As Richard Pryor said about Gene Wilder's girlfriend, Jill Clayburgh, in "Silver Streak"..."Have Mercy". <G> All
    3 of them are dead and gone now...but that was a funny movie.

    That's awesome!!

    QSO-TV is a quasi-amateur TV deal with CQ100. On the QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association) CQ100 Net I do on Friday, some stations
    will checkin that way (and some advise they're short time). If they
    forget to unkey the "transceiver", I send a graphic "Unkey the CQ100".

    Nice!! :D

    It's VoIP only (no RF), but some hams (like myself) can't have RF
    gear or antennas. There are several nets on there (I want to say W2BLC
    has a page with the nets on there), and The Hoot Owl Net (one of the
    net controls is Rita, W1UZR), has a trivia question. The last time I checked into that net, it was a busy one.

    What's stopping you from setting up RF? On friday nights the NC does a "question of the week". Sometimes it's a legit trivia question, other times it's more of a survey where there's no wrong answer. That's usually a very
    busy night.

    With "The Felony Question", I've known hams caught in sex sting operations, or busted for passing child pornography. I'm waiting to
    hear of those "hot pix" to show up on CQ100 or Amateur TV. I think in
    all cases, each of those hams lost their license as a result. Once you
    see the story in Amateur Radio Newsline, it's basically "Public
    Domain", as it had already appeared in the local newspaper.

    I wouldn't want to see any such thing on ATV! Covered up or not because you still know what transpired prior to the coverings made.

    [snip] no need to repeat...

    Back to the hobby...with remote base operations, if someone is using
    a particular node already when you want to use it, you're out of luck, unless you can find another node. While remotehams.com is free, a
    similar service charges through the nose and out the wazoo...so you
    better have a big bank account for it!!

    I haven't done any remote base operations. I have my own toys to play
    with <G>

    It reminds me of a bulletin I have on the BBS (and this was back in their heyday nearly 40 years ago), when it talked about upgrading your computer hardware and software...including the modem, operating system, BBS software, doorgame and utility registrations, etc. -- "be prepared
    to open your wallet wide". Nowadays, that's like going to a big
    hamfest; there was a DC to Daylight rig at Hamvention a few years ago
    for over $20,000!! Now, I could outfit a nice shack, or get a nice pre-owned car for that...but for one rig, that's overkill.

    The most I've spent on a rig was 2K when the FT-990 first came out. I've
    used it I think 5 times total. It just sits in the box. I'd love to set it
    up on Net105... but HF antennas are a deal breaker here (sound familiar?).
    I was fortunate to get allowed 4 UHF/VHF antennas. Now I would never spend anything more than around $500 depending on the rig.

    Dolly Parton is over in Tennessee...I have no idea where Morganna
    (the "kissing bandit") is. Both of them are "double breasted down".
    Then, you have Jessica in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (she's not
    bad...she's just drawn that way). <G>

    Sounds like you're keeping "abreast" of some of these women <G>

    Glad you "bearly" got out of there, Grizzy Adams. <BG>

    I had a muscle relaxer in me... I wouldn't have moved. In fact I didn't!

    Contesting is one thing that never appealed to me...or looking for a
    new contact. There's something in the hobby for everyone...my niches
    are doing nets, elmering new hams (I have a PDF file on a forum I did
    at a regional hamfest over 2 years ago off of a hyperlink on my QRZ
    bio), and license exams. I also will ragchew, but it's rare I get a
    sked request...and it's not because of halitosis...although one ham
    said on a local repeater to me one day after I got off of work, that
    bad breath was why no one would talk to me. I had finished a day at silkscreen printing, and smelled of nasty solvent
    (methyl-ethyl-ketone).

    I do the local nets as well and quite deep in packet. We're doing something
    I don't believe anyone else is doing. Unfortunately, with the developments
    and such that I've done over the years... and too many application users
    out there... I can't hand off the knowledge. Guys just don't grasp it. I
    don't know what the issue is... but having to repeat the same things over
    and over to the same people for years on end does grow quite tiresome and
    has put a very bad taste in my mouth.

    Coming from an insider in Newington... the league really is all about contesters because they're the ones who become members. The league is all
    about money and lots of it! I asked one of them why they don't push my
    software and their response and I quote was "give up 6 figures cash and
    we'd be happy to". I also asked NJ1Q if we could re-establish the 220 link
    we had years go for him to push the league bulletins over packet... he said
    the league only does that via email. So much for the spirit...

    The only time I'm on the air now is for nets that I do...and as
    noted, it's rare that I get a sked request.

    I try to check into the nets even when I'm not net control... other NCs may have reports to send to me. It's usually the same crew on all the nets that aren't on at the same time... but it still counts as figures at the end of
    the month.

    Well, there are other things in life besides ham radio (some would consider that as heresy <G>). But, what drives me nuts (and I likely
    have said this before) are what I call "Hi, Bye, and QSY" hams, in
    regards to checking into nets:
    "Net Control, please checkin [callsign], [name], [location], short
    time, no traffic".

    I've been telling the packet guys in the region just that, they just won't
    let me go. Last time I was off packet for a month until guys crashed a
    main hub. Guess who had to fix it? :\

    Not a minute later, they're doing the same on other nets. I looked
    at the Excel Net Spreadsheets I have of selected D-Star, D-Rats, and Echolink Nets (there's at least 200 nets a month)...and I noted on one day, there are 6 nets meeting at the same time!! In short, there are
    too many nets, and too little time for them. I do 6 weekly nets, and
    1 monthly net as Net Control. On the "checkin only" nets, it's rare
    I check into them anymore, as it's such a mad rush to get in. For
    these, I wait until the net is nearly over, and the pre-net pileup is gone.

    I'm surprised NTS nets still exist since Pae (sp?) denounced amateur radio
    as a valid form of emergency communications just before he quit being the commish! Such a horrible thing to do!! He thinks fema will do better? At
    least those of us who do the nets are prepared!

    Rick, KA2BSM, who does the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
    Net, and the MDARC (Memphis Digital Amateur Radio Club) Net (the darc
    side of digital (hi hi)), wonders if these folks "have a life outside
    of ham radio".

    We have a local cert net that meets weekly however it's on opposite WestConn and I usually make it there. Here they've all gone DMR. Nothing like trying
    to handle an emergency while in the tower of babel. <G>


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Sunday, June 06, 2021 23:22:00
    Brian,

    Dhey Daryl... not you the other brother Daryl <G>

    Bob Newhart lives on Ham Radio. We have Larry, NN4H, as Net Control...
    then Darrell, AC4YD...and then the other brother Daryl, WX4QZ. <G>

    I thought it stood for "Have Another Meal", and you don't call us
    "Late For Dinner". <G>

    It's definitely the making for a girl's match making scene... bald fat guys glowing in the dark from RF and can barely move <G>

    Activating Waddle Mode in 5 seconds. <G>

    Then, you have Furniture Disease, where your chest has fallen into your drawers...and DickeyDoo Disease...where your belly hangs out more than
    your dickie do. Yet, you need a shed for your tool. <VBG>

    Someone did a photoshop deal of Sarah Palin in a patriotic bikini (looking like the American Flag), and put it on QSO-TV on CQ100 once (I don't have that one anymore). As Richard Pryor said about Gene Wilder's girlfriend, Jill Clayburgh, in "Silver Streak"..."Have Mercy". <G> All
    3 of them are dead and gone now...but that was a funny movie.

    That's awesome!!

    Too bad I can't find the meme, but I'm sure it's on the internet.
    PhotoShop can work with practically any photo. I used to use CompuPic,
    but it wouldn't work with anything above Windows XP. Photodex, the
    company that made it, has since gone out of business.

    QSO-TV is a quasi-amateur TV deal with CQ100. On the QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association) CQ100 Net I do on Friday, some stations
    will checkin that way (and some advise they're short time). If they
    forget to unkey the "transceiver", I send a graphic "Unkey the CQ100".

    Nice!! :D

    That's the only way you can get through to tell them that they hit the spacebar (or clicked the mouse) to transmit...and to do it again. On the frequency, if someone is keyed up, you can send something on QSO-TV, but
    you can't transmit...so there's no such thing as "doubling". It is a good
    idea to enable the PTT Lock, so you don't have to hold down the space bar
    or mouse button to keep talking.

    In that regard, you can also set a timeout limit with CQ100. I think
    on RF, the "gentleman's agreement" is "3 minutes". I know of one repeater
    that has a 4 minute timeout (for us long winded hams <G>), but at the
    other extreme, I know of 2 repeaters that timeout at 60 to 90 seconds.
    Trying to get a ham...especially on a net...to keep their transmission
    at 30 seconds or less, is like trying to get everyone to use UTC Time...
    it ain't gonna happen.

    What's stopping you from setting up RF? On friday nights the NC does a "question of the week". Sometimes it's a legit trivia question, other times it's more of a survey where there's no wrong answer. That's
    usually a very busy night.

    For one, finances. After a car wreck earlier this year (I wasn't at
    fault), and having to get a replacement pre-owned car (what I got from
    the insurance company wasn't enough, and I had some money left from my
    late Mom's death), but then repair costs on it (pre-owned cars are sold
    AS IS, NO WARRANTY). But, it was costing me at least $40 a day on Uber,
    and the insurance company of the guy at fault would only offer "the IRS
    limit of 14 cents per mile" on it. I had to take Uber back and forth to
    the chiropractor...the guy who was at fault, his insurance company had
    to pay a $9100 chiropractor bill (30 days of treatment for me over 2
    months).

    Had I not taken the paltry settlement, I would likely have become
    overdrawn, and risked arrest and jail time...as one of the local police departments has a hot check division. I have overdraft protection on my account, but I get dinged $35 for each time there's an overdraft.

    I still may end up selling the car, as a device in one of the original toilets (nearly 50 years old, installed when the house was first built),
    failed 3 months ago, causing the tank to overflow, flooding both bathrooms.
    I'm still trying to work out a rebuilding deal with the contractor and insurance company.

    I have no sinks or cabinets/vanity in either bathroom...the "offending toilet" had the water shut off...stuff has been put into the walk-in tub/shower area (so only birdbaths), I have to go out to the kitchen to
    wash my hands...and at least still have 1 working toilet. The floor tile
    was torn up, the doors were taken off (they're stacked on each other in
    the living room), and the walls were removed, to mitigate the water damage.
    At least I live alone...never mind "pooping with the door open". :P

    To make matters worse, earlier today...my sound card, headset mic,
    ThumbDV, and BlueDV, that I was using for D-Star (since none of the
    area repeaters are on the gateway), all crapped out...along with the
    web browser. So, that knocked me off of a net earlier today...and it
    may have me off the air permanently.

    The arthritis is so bad that I can't do things with antennas, and
    electronics was never my forte'. I've been using cane in the house,
    and a walker everywhere else...and a wheelchair may be soon in the
    picture.

    With the deal with the plumbing, plus medical issues, getting the
    ham radio stuff replaced and getting back on the air, is the least
    of my worries right now.

    I wouldn't want to see any such thing on ATV! Covered up or not because you still know what transpired prior to the coverings made.

    I'm sure there are idiots out there who would do it anyway. There's a
    time and a place for everything, but you can't tell them that.

    I haven't done any remote base operations. I have my own toys to play
    with <G>

    I can't even afford those. When I barely get over $1000 a month on disability, ham radio play toys are the least of my worries. Then, you
    have folks at Medicaid saying "$1500 a month between 2 people is too
    much money"...and the idiots in Congress are lamenting they can't
    survive on $250,000+ a year...do NOT get me started on that. The late
    Howard Hughes lies in his grave without even a wooden nickel in his hand.

    Now I would never spend anything more than around $500 depending on the rig.

    What gets me is that they're complaining about the $35 fee for a new, renewed, or upgraded license, or callsign change...but these same hams
    will drop $100 or more down for a brick of tickets at a hamfest for the
    door prizes. When I only bought $20 worth of tickets, that put me at a disadvantage.

    Sounds like you're keeping "abreast" of some of these women <G>

    They make great mammaries...although you could get titlash if you're
    not careful...so you have to nipple it in the bud. <EG>

    I do the local nets as well and quite deep in packet. We're doing something I don't believe anyone else is doing. Unfortunately, with the developments and such that I've done over the years... and too many application users out there... I can't hand off the knowledge. Guys
    just don't grasp it. I don't know what the issue is... but having to repeat the same things over and over to the same people for years on
    end does grow quite tiresome and has put a very bad taste in my mouth.

    As noted earlier, the hardware and software failures have knocked me off
    the air. With trying to get the plumbing and transportation issues worked
    out, the BBS has had to take a back seat.

    For some, they think packet is what you do to a used TNC to take it to
    a local hamfest flea market. There hasn't been a hamfest in Little Rock
    since 2016...even though there are at least 3 clubs. They all are griping
    at each other, and no one wants to do the work involved. Three hamfests
    in February, March, and April, all got canceled again this year. The other
    2 are in September and October...but both of them may get canceled again
    as well.

    Coming from an insider in Newington... the league really is all about contesters because they're the ones who become members. The league is
    all about money and lots of it! I asked one of them why they don't push
    my software and their response and I quote was "give up 6 figures cash
    and we'd be happy to". I also asked NJ1Q if we could re-establish the
    220 link we had years go for him to push the league bulletins over packet... he said the league only does that via email. So much for the spirit...

    Every other organization is as well. The Life Membership for at least
    3 other organizations I'm part of is far less than what it is at ARRL. For
    the record, besides an ARRL Life Member, I'm also one with the Quarter
    Century Wireless Assocation, the Portage County Amateur Radio Service,
    and Courage Kenny Handi-Hams...the rates are from "highest to lowest".

    I try to check into the nets even when I'm not net control... other NCs may have reports to send to me. It's usually the same crew on all the
    nets that aren't on at the same time... but it still counts as figures
    at the end of the month.

    I got so sick of the mad rush pile-ups. Now, with my stuff not working,
    I'm QRT. Storms are likely here through Wednesday, so I may not get to do
    any net work until maybe Friday...if even then...as if the stuff is still fried, then I'm QRT.

    I've been telling the packet guys in the region just that, they just
    won't let me go. Last time I was off packet for a month until guys
    crashed a main hub. Guess who had to fix it? :\

    These sound like folks who would sue The Good Lord for "wrongful death"
    when you become a Silent Key.

    There is a new acronym for N.A.V.Y. -- Never Again Volunteer Yourself.
    Once you do, you're doing that until you die...and that's for ANY hobby.

    I'm surprised NTS nets still exist since Pae (sp?) denounced amateur
    radio as a valid form of emergency communications just before he quit being the commish! Such a horrible thing to do!! He thinks fema will do better? At least those of us who do the nets are prepared!

    All they have to do is look what happened after Katrina. FEMA is Foolish Erroneous Management Association...a bunch of "Katrina Trailers" (mobile
    homes) were at the Mena, Arkansas airport for quite awhile. And, it was
    George W. Bush who originally wanted to defund the hurricane hunters.

    We have a local cert net that meets weekly however it's on opposite WestConn and I usually make it there. Here they've all gone DMR.
    Nothing like trying to handle an emergency while in the tower of babel.


    Every time I hear DMR, I'm going to think of that meme I told you about
    in another message. <G>

    There was one ham who thought it was "an EMERGENCY, if his ROUTINE
    traffic wasn't given PRIORITY, as his HEALTH AND WELFARE (ego) would
    be shattered".

    Well, I sent him a stern letter, telling him that I had talked to
    another net control, who was about to ban him from a net. On another net,
    this individual had the audacity to tell Net Control "this isn't the
    way you're supposed to a net!!". Had I been an FCC official, he would
    have had a pink ticket in his mailbox in short order!! When other Net
    Controls would ask for emergency traffic (life and death urgency to
    those involved), he'd key up, then start his diatribe with "today
    was a nice day", then would turn his rig off...so, he likely never
    heard the lecture he got from Net Control.

    He apparently has a lot of issues, but basically, he needs to be
    supervised just like third party traffic. Whenever he was called, he
    was never there. But, he thought "the world, ham radio, and nets,
    all revolved around him". And, apparently more than one net control
    was ready to ban him.

    I sent that letter overnight, signature required, and it showed
    he got it. Ever since that letter, he has "vanished". I hated to
    do that, but several net members and net controls were complaining
    about him. Had he still pulled that on a net where I wasn't the
    main net control or net manager, I would've told them "either you
    ban him, or find yourself another net control".

    ... "...I have a bad habit of telling the truth..." - Kira

    Kira was never a lawyer. <G>

    Daryl, WX4QZ

    ... I don't drink and drive, but I swig at stoplights.
    --- MultiMail/Win v0.52
    Synchronet The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas
  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Monday, June 07, 2021 21:23:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Bob Newhart lives on Ham Radio. We have Larry, NN4H, as Net
    Control... then Darrell, AC4YD...and then the other brother Daryl,
    WX4QZ. <G>

    Where does Stephanie fit into play? <G>

    Then, you have Furniture Disease, where your chest has fallen into
    your drawers...and DickeyDoo Disease...where your belly hangs out more than your dickie do. Yet, you need a shed for your tool. <VBG>

    Furniture Disease? I can tell you don't have salt water beaches... here we
    call it Pirate's Disease - a sunken chest <G> Also DickeyDoo's is more like Dunlap's Disease, where your belly dunlaps over your belt buckle.

    Too bad I can't find the meme, but I'm sure it's on the internet. PhotoShop can work with practically any photo. I used to use CompuPic,
    but it wouldn't work with anything above Windows XP. Photodex, the
    company that made it, has since gone out of business.

    I think at this point I have more memes than useful data :D They're good for the occasional laugh when you need em.

    That's the only way you can get through to tell them that they hit
    the spacebar (or clicked the mouse) to transmit...and to do it again.
    On the frequency, if someone is keyed up, you can send something on QSO-TV, but you can't transmit...so there's no such thing as
    "doubling". It is a good idea to enable the PTT Lock, so you don't have
    to hold down the space bar or mouse button to keep talking.

    Perhaps that feature should be disabled for the guys with more hot air than juice in their finals <G> We have one net control here (a woman... ) who is quick to insure to inform you about timing out repeaters yet she's the biggest offender around. One of her own net controls only gives her -1- minute to talk and if she's not done he just drowns her out and moves on. Comical to hear in
    a way. She's a nice woman though and takes a night on my net.

    For one, finances.

    That's probably the #1 reason. One thing I find very fascinating is how
    guys will spend hundreds on huge HF antennas, coax, thousands more on the rig, mic, external speaker, swr meters, antenna matchers, etc.. but will only spend $35 on a RPi to drive it all with! Be a man, get a -real- computer <G>

    After a car wreck earlier this year (I wasn't at
    fault), and having to get a replacement pre-owned car (what I got from
    the insurance company wasn't enough, and I had some money left from my late Mom's death), but then repair costs on it (pre-owned cars are sold
    AS IS, NO WARRANTY). But, it was costing me at least $40 a day on Uber, and the insurance company of the guy at fault would only offer "the IRS limit of 14 cents per mile" on it. I had to take Uber back and forth to the chiropractor...the guy who was at fault, his insurance company had
    to pay a $9100 chiropractor bill (30 days of treatment for me over 2 months).

    Insurance companies are the worst to deal with. Why UBER? Didn't your mom ever tell you "Now Daryl, never get into a car with strangers" <G> Even here, a used car has to come with a limited 30 day warrantee as part of our "lemon laws".
    I went through something similar almost 3 years ago when a woman was nose
    deep in her smartphone came flying up behind me who was stopped at a RED traffic light rammed me into a brand new Toyota Tundra while she was speeding doing 50 in a 35. My car was totalled. IDK about her car, but it was UNDER mine that's how fast she was going. The truck in front of me only suffered a few scratches on his bumper's corner. Most of his bumper was up to my windshield. I did try to go around him as I had a good car length between us.

    The woman was in the midst of a divorce she claimed and was up for over 36 straight hours (which here is viewed equivilent to a DUI without the harsh charges) She didn't admit to being on her phone... but I did notice the cops investigating her device anyway. I saw her coming up behind me fast and her head was looking down. Talk about feeling like a sitting duck. I did find an exact replacement to what I had... but cost me $1,500.00 additional than
    what the insurance gave me for mine. At least this one had 50K LESS miles
    on it.

    Had I not taken the paltry settlement, I would likely have become overdrawn, and risked arrest and jail time...as one of the local police departments has a hot check division. I have overdraft protection on my account, but I get dinged $35 for each time there's an overdraft.

    Not fun to have to deal with that's for sure! It's almost as if our system likes to hold the victim down.

    I still may end up selling the car, as a device in one of the
    original toilets (nearly 50 years old, installed when the house was
    first built), failed 3 months ago, causing the tank to overflow,
    flooding both bathrooms. I'm still trying to work out a rebuilding deal with the contractor and insurance company.

    Praying for a lightning strike? <G> Just insure you're not home if it happens.

    I have no sinks or cabinets/vanity in either bathroom...the
    "offending toilet" had the water shut off...stuff has been put into the walk-in tub/shower area (so only birdbaths), I have to go out to the kitchen to wash my hands...and at least still have 1 working toilet.
    The floor tile was torn up, the doors were taken off (they're stacked
    on each other in the living room), and the walls were removed, to
    mitigate the water damage. At least I live alone...never mind "pooping with the door open". :P

    May your next bathroom have a single moon crescent on the door <G> Life won't be as chaotic for you then.

    To make matters worse, earlier today...my sound card, headset mic, ThumbDV, and BlueDV, that I was using for D-Star (since none of the
    area repeaters are on the gateway), all crapped out...along with the
    web browser. So, that knocked me off of a net earlier today...and it
    may have me off the air permanently.

    That's what very large bullhorns are for!.. built in all-of-the-above
    hardware <G>

    The arthritis is so bad that I can't do things with antennas, and electronics was never my forte'. I've been using cane in the house,
    and a walker everywhere else...and a wheelchair may be soon in the picture.

    I hear that! I have a nice clump of it in my C5 that pinches the nerves. The nerves that go through your C5 control your left hand side. Some days I can't even get out of bed.

    With the deal with the plumbing, plus medical issues, getting the
    ham radio stuff replaced and getting back on the air, is the least
    of my worries right now.

    If you ran a packet node, folks would be all over you for not having it up. When I tried to get out of it last year the backlash I took made it vomit
    at the mentality of those within the mode. Now it's going to die a slow painful unmaintained death. My knowledge will go with me... that will be punishment for those who insisted on ridiculing me for my personal desicion for myself.

    I'm sure there are idiots out there who would do it anyway. There's a time and a place for everything, but you can't tell them that.

    It doesn't matter the mode/transport/etc, people will say and do whatever they want... and they will always feel justified in doing so. This is why I don't
    do any unsocial media.

    I can't even afford those. When I barely get over $1000 a month on disability, ham radio play toys are the least of my worries. Then, you have folks at Medicaid saying "$1500 a month between 2 people is too
    much money"...and the idiots in Congress are lamenting they can't
    survive on $250,000+ a year...do NOT get me started on that. The late Howard Hughes lies in his grave without even a wooden nickel in his
    hand.

    Congress is a real piece, and so are those in other branches.

    What gets me is that they're complaining about the $35 fee for a new, renewed, or upgraded license, or callsign change...but these same hams will drop $100 or more down for a brick of tickets at a hamfest for the door prizes. When I only bought $20 worth of tickets, that put me at a disadvantage.

    Hams aren't what they used to be. It's all about "what's in it for me" or "What have you done for me today?". Years ago it was "how can I help you further enjoy the hobby?"

    As noted earlier, the hardware and software failures have knocked me
    off the air. With trying to get the plumbing and transportation issues worked out, the BBS has had to take a back seat.

    Consider it a vacation. <G>

    For some, they think packet is what you do to a used TNC to take it
    to a local hamfest flea market. There hasn't been a hamfest in Little
    Rock since 2016...even though there are at least 3 clubs. They all are griping at each other, and no one wants to do the work involved. Three hamfests in February, March, and April, all got canceled again this
    year. The other 2 are in September and October...but both of them may
    get canceled again as well.

    I don't get how guys can link on the internet and call it packet? It is NOT. It's internet! No need for a license to use the internet (although I've been quoted as saying something otherwise by AMSAT back in the 90s) I've called it the 11-meters of computing. Seems I wasn't that far off.

    Every other organization is as well. The Life Membership for at least
    3 other organizations I'm part of is far less than what it is at ARRL.
    For the record, besides an ARRL Life Member, I'm also one with the
    Quarter Century Wireless Assocation, the Portage County Amateur Radio Service, and Courage Kenny Handi-Hams...the rates are from "highest to lowest".

    For the longest time, I was never assiciated with any club, organization, etc. Now I joined a couple clubs and my reward?.. constant spam mails. I can't
    wait for my license to expire. Not renewing and will enjoy the quiet. There's no rewards anymore, just criticisms and for that I need no part of in my life. I'm at the end of my term I came onto this rock quietly that's how I wish to go.

    I got so sick of the mad rush pile-ups. Now, with my stuff not
    working, I'm QRT. Storms are likely here through Wednesday, so I may
    not get to do any net work until maybe Friday...if even then...as if
    the stuff is still fried, then I'm QRT.

    Or as we say.. QRShutUp <G>

    These sound like folks who would sue The Good Lord for "wrongful
    death" when you become a Silent Key.

    Probably... all because they choose to remain ignorant. I love how those in today's generation find fault in others for their own dimeanors. As Savage always says about liberalism...

    There is a new acronym for N.A.V.Y. -- Never Again Volunteer
    Yourself. Once you do, you're doing that until you die...and that's for ANY hobby.

    Our SM is bigtime Coast Guard... close enough <G>

    All they have to do is look what happened after Katrina. FEMA is
    Foolish Erroneous Management Association...a bunch of "Katrina
    Trailers" (mobile homes) were at the Mena, Arkansas airport for quite awhile. And, it was George W. Bush who originally wanted to defund the hurricane hunters.

    I have a better take on it to paraphrase Alfred E. Neuman:
    Emergency? What emergency?? I'll just go about my business especially if they're CHARGING for a license to use free airwaves. Sorry I don't play
    both sides of the game like that. Let FEMA handle it... after all they've proven just how efficient government is.... <G>

    Net Controls would ask for emergency traffic (life and death urgency to those involved), he'd key up, then start his diatribe with "today
    was a nice day", then would turn his rig off...so, he likely never
    heard the lecture he got from Net Control.

    The problem is the FCC doesn't care... unless the fines will make them a lot
    of money.


    ... She is the needle and we are the thread
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.52
    Synchronet SBBS - Carnage! *73 de N1URO* bbs.n1uro.com:2300
  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Tuesday, June 08, 2021 14:40:00
    Brian...

    Bob Newhart lives on Ham Radio. We have Larry, NN4H, as Net
    Control... then Darrell, AC4YD...and then the other brother Daryl,
    WX4QZ. <G>

    Where does Stephanie fit into play? <G>

    I don't know. I didn't watch the show all that much, and just stumbled
    on it one evening.

    Furniture Disease? I can tell you don't have salt water beaches... here
    we call it Pirate's Disease - a sunken chest <G> Also DickeyDoo's is
    more like Dunlap's Disease, where your belly dunlaps over your belt buckle.

    That too.

    I think at this point I have more memes than useful data :D They're
    good for the occasional laugh when you need em.

    And, I could use a good one. Over the weekend, the browser, soundcard, ThumbDV, BlueDV program, and the headset mic, all bit the dust. I was
    able to get the browser working again, but with severe weather and flash flooding (numerous tornado warnings to my southwest yesterday), and flash
    flood emergencies across central and south Arkansas today), I've had
    little time to worry about the BBS. And, I just discovered an unexpected bill...so, I likely will take my car to the dealership next week, and
    sell it.

    Perhaps that feature should be disabled for the guys with more hot air than juice in their finals <G> We have one net control here (a woman...
    ) who is quick to insure to inform you about timing out repeaters yet she's the biggest offender around. One of her own net controls only
    gives her -1- minute to talk and if she's not done he just drowns her
    out and moves on. Comical to hear in a way. She's a nice woman though
    and takes a night on my net.

    Some just have "the gift of gab". :P

    For one, finances.

    That's probably the #1 reason. One thing I find very fascinating is how guys will spend hundreds on huge HF antennas, coax, thousands more on
    the rig, mic, external speaker, swr meters, antenna matchers, etc.. but will only spend $35 on a RPi to drive it all with! Be a man, get a
    -real- computer <G>

    Hams are frugal cheapskates...and I use the term loosely.

    Insurance companies are the worst to deal with. Why UBER? Didn't your
    mom ever tell you "Now Daryl, never get into a car with strangers" <G>

    I've never had a problem with UBER. Once in taking a taxi, the driver
    was driving like he was on the Indy 500 race course.

    Even here, a used car has to come with a limited 30 day warrantee as
    part of our "lemon laws". I went through something similar almost 3
    years ago when a woman was nose deep in her smartphone came flying up behind me who was stopped at a RED traffic light rammed me into a brand new Toyota Tundra while she was speeding doing 50 in a 35. My car was totalled. IDK about her car, but it was UNDER mine that's how fast she
    was going. The truck in front of me only suffered a few scratches on
    his bumper's corner. Most of his bumper was up to my windshield. I did
    try to go around him as I had a good car length between us.

    I used to joke that if my wife was following too close behind me, and I stopped suddenly, I was the victim of a rear end collusion. <G>. Another
    ham, whose ex-wife did colonoscopies, quipped that "If she's behind me at
    home, I don't dare bend over". <G>

    Not fun to have to deal with that's for sure! It's almost as if our
    system likes to hold the victim down.

    And, the banks, Wall Street, and Big Pharma, and making out with Big
    Bucks, while the Whammies get the rest of us. Along that line, my favorite
    was the Whammy breakdancing. <G>

    Praying for a lightning strike? <G> Just insure you're not home if it happens.

    I've been on the air with several close hits. But, as noted above, with failure of the soundcard, headset mic, ThumbDV, and BlueDV program, I'm now QRT, net wise. With the storms and flooding, I've had very little time to
    do computer, BBS, or net work.

    May your next bathroom have a single moon crescent on the door <G> Life won't be as chaotic for you then.

    There was a meme on hamdata.com with an antenna on the side of the outhouse...and another one where it appears "he fell into the hole". :P

    That's what very large bullhorns are for!.. built in all-of-the-above hardware <G>

    I don't need a mic at the square dance (another hobby), to make needed announcements as an officer of the Arkansas State Square Dance Federation.
    The problem is getting folks to be quiet so I can tell them what's going
    on. Many of them come to me later, and say they didn't hear what I said...
    to which, I replied "I saw you talking back there while I was talking"... busted.

    I hear that! I have a nice clump of it in my C5 that pinches the
    nerves. The nerves that go through your C5 control your left hand side. Some days I can't even get out of bed.

    I could barely turn in it this morning. The pressure changes from the
    weather and making things hurt even worse.

    If you ran a packet node, folks would be all over you for not having it up. When I tried to get out of it last year the backlash I took made it vomit at the mentality of those within the mode. Now it's going to die
    a slow painful unmaintained death. My knowledge will go with me...
    that will be punishment for those who insisted on ridiculing me for my personal desicion for myself.

    Everyone wants the glory and benefits, but not the gall and the work.
    And, they think all these things are like manna from Heaven...that they'll magically happen (i.e. workers at a hamfest).

    It doesn't matter the mode/transport/etc, people will say and do
    whatever they want... and they will always feel justified in doing so. This is why I don't do any unsocial media.

    The mentality today is *I*, *ME*, and *THE HELL WITH THE REST OF YOU*.
    In short, selfish.

    Congress is a real piece, and so are those in other branches.

    A piece of excrement to be blunt. They're giving themselves raises, have
    the top health coverage, travel luxury on our nickel, and get paid when
    they're not in session. Before the election, they give us "the thumbs up"; after they're in, they give us "the bird".

    Hams aren't what they used to be. It's all about "what's in it for me"
    or "What have you done for me today?". Years ago it was "how can I help you further enjoy the hobby?"

    Exactly.

    Consider it a vacation. <G>

    Just like when I had to spend 2 weeks at a hotel, because a severe thunderstorm had uprooted a tree up the street, which caused it to fall
    on the power line on the road in front of the house, and ripped the
    electric meter off of the wall. There was still running water, and no
    other damage, but it was over 100 degrees apparent temperature in here.
    People die in conditions like that every day. They only reimbursed me
    for the food I lost in the freezer, but not for the hotel or other
    meals. If Allstate screws me again on this plumbing deal, I will go elsewhere...but if I sell the car (which appears likely), I may not
    be able to just get house insurance.

    I don't get how guys can link on the internet and call it packet? It is NOT. It's internet! No need for a license to use the internet (although I've been quoted as saying something otherwise by AMSAT back in the
    90s) I've called it the 11-meters of computing. Seems I wasn't that far off.

    The Arkansas Packet Network is just a shell from what it once was. For
    a time, there wasn't even a packet node in the state to connect to (you connected on 2 meters, and the backbone was on 6 meters). While I still
    have an MFJ 1270C TNC, I don't have a rig or cables for it.

    For the longest time, I was never assiciated with any club,
    organization, etc. Now I joined a couple clubs and my reward?..
    constant spam mails. I can't wait for my license to expire. Not
    renewing and will enjoy the quiet. There's no rewards anymore, just criticisms and for that I need no part of in my life. I'm at the end of
    my term I came onto this rock quietly that's how I wish to go.

    There are times I feel the same way...no one will miss me.

    Or as we say.. QRShutUp <G>

    It's a good time to catch up on sleep.

    Probably... all because they choose to remain ignorant. I love how
    those in today's generation find fault in others for their own
    dimeanors. As Savage always says about liberalism...

    But, they don't want to admit their guilt. I served on jury duty in
    the Little Rock area 25 years ago. Now, if I had said the following at
    the initial briefing, or during the voir dire phase of the trial, they
    would've excused me.

    1) I took a Criminal Justice Course in college 40 years ago. In one
    of the trials, they were addressing the concept of "accomplice liability"
    (as in a bank robbery)...with the guy with the gun, the driver of the
    getaway car, and the guy who planned it. When I said the planner had
    his hand in the pie like the rest of them (I remembered this from the
    course), the defense attorney yelled out "Objection!! We would like to
    have Mister Stout excused". I thanked them, and when I got outside the courtroom, I laughed my butt off (guess I shouldn't have been so cheeky
    in my behavior) <BG>.

    2) "Only The Good Lord and the defendant know their guilt or innocence.
    If they are in fact, guilty...yet are acquitted by a jury of their peers...unless they repent, they will fare far worse on Judgment Day,
    where there'll be no question of guilt before The Lord. In short, they
    might as well save us all the trouble, and confess now."

    Some have said "I can spot a guilty [insert race here] halfway across
    a room". To me...we pee the same yellow, poop the same brown, bleed the
    same red...what is the problem?? They can be plaid, for all I care. Yet,
    I go back to point #2 I made above.

    Our SM is bigtime Coast Guard... close enough <G>

    My late father served in the US Submarine Service during World War II,
    and was a Master Chief Quartermaster E-9 when he retired 20 years before
    his death.

    I have a better take on it to paraphrase Alfred E. Neuman:
    Emergency? What emergency?? I'll just go about my business especially
    if they're CHARGING for a license to use free airwaves. Sorry I don't
    play both sides of the game like that. Let FEMA handle it... after all they've proven just how efficient government is.... <G>

    One of the hams who checks into the QCWA CQ100 Net has a picture of
    him (or whoever the character was for Mad Magazine) when he checks in
    via QSO-TV. <G> He's the RF Net Manager for the Quarter Century Wireless Association.

    The problem is the FCC doesn't care... unless the fines will make them
    a lot of money.

    I've often wonder how much of that monetary forfeiture money is ever collected.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

    ... We should back the Metric System every inch of the way.
    --- MultiMail/Win v0.52
    Synchronet The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas
  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Tuesday, June 08, 2021 21:29:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Where does Stephanie fit into play? <G>

    I don't know. I didn't watch the show all that much, and just
    stumbled on it one evening.

    Look her up then and you'll see what you missed ;)

    And, I could use a good one. Over the weekend, the browser,
    soundcard, ThumbDV, BlueDV program, and the headset mic, all bit the
    dust. I was able to get the browser working again, but with severe
    weather and flash flooding (numerous tornado warnings to my southwest yesterday), and flash flood emergencies across central and south
    Arkansas today), I've had little time to worry about the BBS. And, I
    just discovered an unexpected bill...so, I likely will take my car to
    the dealership next week, and sell it.

    That almost doesn't make sense that certain things failed that aren't related to each other but others stayed running. That's why I don't use soundcard packet - it's not trust worthy. We didn't learn our lesson in the mid 90s
    with software (WIN) modems. Why hams went backwards is beyond me. Cost!
    Clearly a case of 'You get what you DON'T pay for' <G>

    Some just have "the gift of gab". :P

    Quite true. Sometimes I wonder if they're failed DJs <G> and we now know
    why lol

    Hams are frugal cheapskates...and I use the term loosely.

    You're way too kind. Tell us what you really think <G>

    I've never had a problem with UBER. Once in taking a taxi, the driver was driving like he was on the Indy 500 race course.

    You haven't experienced being a passenger until you've had a cab ride in
    NYC! The AT&T building usually has chunks missing in the corners from cabbies deciding to blow red lights by going up the sidewalks... no joke!

    I used to joke that if my wife was following too close behind me, and
    I stopped suddenly, I was the victim of a rear end collusion. <G>.
    Another ham, whose ex-wife did colonoscopies, quipped that "If she's behind me at home, I don't dare bend over". <G>

    Never give your proctologist the finger, they hate being told how to do their jobs <G>

    And, the banks, Wall Street, and Big Pharma, and making out with Big Bucks, while the Whammies get the rest of us. Along that line, my
    favorite was the Whammy breakdancing. <G>

    Uncle Joe keeps spending (You know who that is, the uncle your little girl won't talk about) it'll be ten fold worse.

    Praying for a lightning strike? <G> Just insure you're not home if it happens.

    There was a meme on hamdata.com with an antenna on the side of the outhouse...and another one where it appears "he fell into the hole". :P

    If he was smart he'd rent the downstairs to some illegals <G>

    I don't need a mic at the square dance (another hobby), to make
    needed announcements as an officer of the Arkansas State Square Dance Federation. The problem is getting folks to be quiet so I can tell them what's going on. Many of them come to me later, and say they didn't
    hear what I said... to which, I replied "I saw you talking back there while I was talking"... busted.

    I avoid all dancing at all costs! I only can do break dancing - whenever I do dance, something in me breaks.

    I could barely turn in it this morning. The pressure changes from the weather and making things hurt even worse.

    That was me 24 hours ago. I'm just waiting for them to enact the right to
    life law and I'll be the first in line to take the end-all shot. Feel lucky
    you get disability. Here I was told by an obese black woman that white males
    in this state by the color of their skin do not get benefits. If I cry about it, I'm a racist. That's what the younger generation has helped promote.

    Everyone wants the glory and benefits, but not the gall and the work. And, they think all these things are like manna from Heaven...that
    they'll magically happen (i.e. workers at a hamfest).

    I'm done volunteering. Yesterday I drank a can of liquid death (yes it's a real drink!)... it failed <G>

    The mentality today is *I*, *ME*, and *THE HELL WITH THE REST OF
    YOU*. In short, selfish.

    Teachers stopped teaching "there's no I in team" years ago, as did parents.

    A piece of excrement to be blunt. They're giving themselves raises,
    have the top health coverage, travel luxury on our nickel, and get paid when they're not in session. Before the election, they give us "the
    thumbs up"; after they're in, they give us "the bird".

    I found it hysterical that Kamala (the old wrestler would do a better job!) went to Guatemala and their president gave it to her up the pooper... little did he know she likes that (it's how she got where she is) and how she was greeted at the airport by locals carrying "trump won go home" signs yet the lame stream media never touched it. She tried to say the boarder issue is
    to be faulted by global warming to which he said bullocks it's Biden's fault! He called it as he saw it - and how it is.

    The Arkansas Packet Network is just a shell from what it once was.
    For a time, there wasn't even a packet node in the state to connect to (you connected on 2 meters, and the backbone was on 6 meters). While I still have an MFJ 1270C TNC, I don't have a rig or cables for it.

    There are times I feel the same way...no one will miss me.

    More like I won't miss them.

    But, they don't want to admit their guilt. I served on jury duty in
    the Little Rock area 25 years ago. Now, if I had said the following at
    the initial briefing, or during the voir dire phase of the trial, they would've excused me.

    1) I took a Criminal Justice Course in college 40 years ago. In one
    of the trials, they were addressing the concept of "accomplice
    liability" (as in a bank robbery)...with the guy with the gun, the
    driver of the getaway car, and the guy who planned it. When I said the planner had his hand in the pie like the rest of them (I remembered
    this from the course), the defense attorney yelled out "Objection!! We would like to have Mister Stout excused". I thanked them, and when I
    got outside the courtroom, I laughed my butt off (guess I shouldn't
    have been so cheeky in my behavior) <BG>.

    2) "Only The Good Lord and the defendant know their guilt or innocence.
    If they are in fact, guilty...yet are acquitted by a jury of their peers...unless they repent, they will fare far worse on Judgment Day, where there'll be no question of guilt before The Lord. In short, they might as well save us all the trouble, and confess now."

    Some have said "I can spot a guilty [insert race here] halfway across
    a room". To me...we pee the same yellow, poop the same brown, bleed the same red...what is the problem?? They can be plaid, for all I care.
    Yet, I go back to point #2 I made above.

    I have 0 faith in our injustice system and it's getting worse on a daily basis. I was chosen to work jury duty too even after I told the tribunal who were interviewing me that the courts were a massive failure. I got stuck lol.
    In reality I shouldn't have went with the rest who hung the poor guy because not once were we able to see just how the alleged crime was committed (it was
    a drug case) from the video submitted. It was all 100% assumption which should never have been allowed. I proved my own theory correct. A lawyer friend of mine told me I should become a lawyer. I told him flat out the legal system
    is such junk run by corrupt folks licensed by the bar who don't deserve to be and that it's too deep for me to fix - thank you but no.

    There's no checks and balances anymore. I don't believe half of those who have been convicted actually are guilty, and vice versa. You can eat a cleaner meal off the grounds of a junkyard vs that of any government office.

    My late father served in the US Submarine Service during World War
    II, and was a Master Chief Quartermaster E-9 when he retired 20 years before his death.

    My late father was in the navy. I wish I knew that one back in the day :)

    I've often wonder how much of that monetary forfeiture money is ever collected.

    Oh, a good chunk of it - yet it's never reported as government income! Ever notice that??

    ... Fibula - A small lie
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    Synchronet SBBS - Carnage! *73 de N1URO* bbs.n1uro.com:2300
  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Wednesday, June 09, 2021 12:36:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Hi, Brian...

    Look her up then and you'll see what you missed ;)

    I knew a Stephanie back in elementary school...and knew of Stephanie
    Abrams at The Weather Channel. Those are the only 2 of these folks I
    knew about.

    That almost doesn't make sense that certain things failed that aren't related to each other but others stayed running. That's why I don't use soundcard packet - it's not trust worthy. We didn't learn our lesson in the mid 90s with software (WIN) modems. Why hams went backwards is
    beyond me. Cost! Clearly a case of 'You get what you DON'T pay for' <G>

    That sounds like Microsoft Windows...they did another update yesterday.

    I don't use soundcard packet, but the packet via telnet. I have an MFJ
    1270C TNC with a power supply...but no cable or rig to go with it. When I
    had an Icom T7H dual band HT with a magmount antenna and the cable, I hooked those up to the BBS, and was able to use the Packet Door done by the late
    Dave Perry, W0KGU (SK) (I think that was his call...he passed away 10 years ago).

    His QRZ Door only works with an old data CD of QRZ (which I still have),
    but I tell folks to look on the internet for more current callsigns. However, I use his BULLET door for bulletins in several categories, the REGSCAN door
    for Part 97 (I need to update that), and the Worked All States progress
    door. All of his doors require a DORINFO1.DEF dropfile, but don't have a
    fossil driver. So, you have to run them under Synchronet, with its DOSXTRN utility, or create a generic DORINFO1.DEF dropfile and use DOORWAY to run
    it under another BBS software for it to work under telnet.

    Some just have "the gift of gab". :P

    Quite true. Sometimes I wonder if they're failed DJs <G> and we now
    know why lol

    I had originally wanted to be a DJ...but never dreamed my radio would
    be amateur radio.

    Hams are frugal cheapskates...and I use the term loosely.

    You're way too kind. Tell us what you really think <G>

    So, you want me to be a lid?? <G> Quite a few think I'm that already on
    my nets...especially in the way I run them. But, I've been doing nets for
    30 years, and I *SHOULD* know what I'm doing...the hard parts are:

    1) Remembering what day of the week it is. Even after Tuesday, the calendar says WTF <G>

    2) Remembering what net I'm supposed to be running that day or evening. I
    do nets on Sunday afternoon, Monday night, Tuesday night, Friday morning
    and night, and on the 3rd Saturday afternoon.

    3) Sitting in the computer chair for long periods of time (folks want
    early checkins an hour before the net...I just cut that in half). I have
    to have the walker next to me, or I'm a fall risk in getting up. Or, my
    butt goes to sleep, and it starts snoring. <G>

    Yet, when you ask them if they want to do the work involved, and they backpedal. Those who pitch a fit about the way an organization, etc. is
    run, should be the first in line to take over as an officer, net control station, etc.

    You haven't experienced being a passenger until you've had a cab ride
    in NYC! The AT&T building usually has chunks missing in the corners
    from cabbies deciding to blow red lights by going up the sidewalks...
    no joke!

    I think that speed limit and other related signs and signals are "just
    a guide". Only in America...we race to beat the:

    A) Traffic lights at intersections
    B) Trains at railroad crossings
    C) Boats at drawbridges

    But, we'll stand patiently for 3 hours on the golf course.

    Never give your proctologist the finger, they hate being told how to do their jobs <G>

    But, as Jeff Foxworthy noted, "they meet a lot of @$$h0les in their line
    of work". Yet, "a butt is a butt is a butt...but..." <G>

    Uncle Joe keeps spending (You know who that is, the uncle your little
    girl won't talk about) it'll be ten fold worse.

    The *ONLY* think I've liked about Biden was that he was pro-Amtrak. Otherwise, I'm sure there's a move afoot behind the scenes to get him
    out "gracefully", and put Kamala in as President...which puts Nancy
    Pelosi as Vice President. I guess then AOC will become Speaker Of The
    House.

    I saw where they are livid with West Virginia Democrat Manchin (I
    think) who REFUSES to lift the filibuster...saying "it will blow up
    the Senate". I pray I'm dead and gone when the bottom falls out of this
    once great country...which doesn't like it'll be too much longer in
    coming. Will we make it to America's 245th birthday?? I'd be very
    surprised if we do...and doubt we'll make it to 250. AOC says that
    "to stop crime, we need to tear down all the jails". She needs to go
    back to being a bartender...she's drunk with power, like most of the
    rest of them are.

    If he was smart he'd rent the downstairs to some illegals <G>

    I thought those were big sick birds. <G>

    I avoid all dancing at all costs! I only can do break dancing -
    whenever I do dance, something in me breaks.

    Now, my pants will fall down...and it'll be full moon rising. <G>

    When I first did square dancing, it was back in elementary school,
    where we danced boy-boy, girl-girl (this was over 50 years ago), and
    we thought nothing of it. When I got into lessons of the Western Square
    Dance (all the calls are in English, anywhere in the world), the first
    night of class, all these women I didn't know were giving me hugs, known
    as "yellowrocks". I thought "What have I gotten myself into??!!". But,
    after graduation, it was like "Next, Please!!". <G> One caller (he
    passed away a few years ago) tried to do a demo at an elementary school,
    and put a boy with a girl. But, to this boy, this girl had cooties, and
    was poison...and he wasn't going to touch her!! <BG>

    When I was able to travel to the National Square Dance Conventions
    (I was into square dancing 5 years before I got my ham radio license),
    I took my HT with me. Taking Amtrak allowed me to talk to other hams,
    and to listen to the Conductors and Train Crews, and monitor NOAA
    Weather Radio (I even checked into a Skywarn Net from the Dining Car
    on one trip). At the Convention, I'd meet several other "dancing hams".
    We'd pick a simplex frequency to decide where to sightsee, dance, eat,
    etc.

    But, one year, I used amateur radio to call for help, saving the life
    of our shuttle bus driver, who was assaulted by the hotel security guard.
    I got on a repeater, gave my callsign, the "MayDay" call (it WAS the
    safety of life), and said I had emergency traffic. A ham heard me, and
    sent the police and paramedics there. The driver had to be taken to the hospital, and have his face rebuilt from the incident.

    The case went to jury trial, and the state of Florida flew me down
    there on Easter Weekend (not my idea of a Florida Vacation) to testify
    on the Monday after Easter. The guard was convicted of aggravated
    assault, and there was also a civil suit filed against the hotel and
    the security guard firm (I'm not sure how those came out).

    But, after the incident, the fellow square dancers on the bus said
    "You saved his life!!", and I said to them "THIS is what amateur radio operators prepare for...Emergency Communications". But, I was shaking
    so bad afterwards, I couldn't do any more dancing (it was the last
    night of the convention).

    Feel lucky you get disability. Here I was told by an obese black woman that white males in this state by the color of their skin do not get benefits. If I cry about it, I'm a racist. That's what the younger generation has helped promote.

    I think of 2 Bible verses, where The Lord Jesus Christ said "Woe to you
    who devour the fortunes of widows. For you shall receive the greater damnation"...and He also said "Vengeance is Mine...I will repay". I can
    NOT wait to see both of those fulfilled...when all those who screwed over
    the less fortunate, get what they deserve. Even the late Howard Hughes
    lies in his grave without a wooden nickel in his hand.

    There are some who say that Cain was the first black man (God put a
    mark on him, after he killed his brother, Abel...but more so that Cain
    wouldn't be killed in revenge). However, the King James Version of the
    Bible does NOT explicitly say that...the truth is, "WE DON'T KNOW FOR
    SURE". Yet, they then say "black is the color of darkness, the occult,
    evil, etc.". As a side note, Moses' wife was a black woman.

    However, many black folks have come to know The Lord, so that argument doesn't hold water (my late wife looked like the late black gospel singer Mahalia Jackson). Yet, I'm afraid many more of mankind are going to reject
    The Lord than accept Him...as He said "wide is the gate, and broad is the
    way, that leads to destruction, and many there are that find it. But,
    straight is the gate, and narrow the way that leads to eternal life, and
    few there are that find it".

    Now, my late mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law were black, my late father-in-law is white (he might be dead and gone now), and my late wife
    was "a mix". Yet, we pee the same yellow, poop the same brown, and bleed
    the same red...so, what is the problem??!! Besides, over 40 years ago
    when I was working at the local Burger King, many nights I was the only
    white guy on the crew, and we were having a ball!!

    I remember 2 black guys...one named George, and the other named Gerald. George was a fellow cashier, and Burger King had just come out with their original chicken sandwich (which is quite good, IMO...as are their nuggets), and he called out the order "Chicken...make it all white meat!!" (it was).
    Then he, and the rest of us busted out laughing. <G> Gerald said of one
    black woman who had come in to get an order, then left...that "she's
    double breasted down". <G> She looked like a black Dolly Parton...with
    huge breasts...yet, I knew that was killing her back muscles...and she
    likely was risking a hernia...if she didn't already have one.

    One of the black girls named Denise always referred to me as "the little virgin boy". <G> I only had relations with one woman in my life...my late
    wife. Now, if you count all our thoughts and fantasies, all of us lost our virginity when we entered puberty. One of my late wife's cousins, Tracy,
    was a gorgeous black female (I thought so, anyway)...we're talking great
    pelvic structure, etc. ;) I didn't marry until I was 43, but never dreamed
    I'd be a widower at 47.

    I'm done volunteering. Yesterday I drank a can of liquid death (yes
    it's a real drink!)... it failed <G>

    I'm definitely not volunteering for any new long term jobs. I will print
    some business cards for personal friends locally...but otherwise, I don't
    offer to do it. I discovered I'm low on color ink, but have plenty of black ink.

    Teachers stopped teaching "there's no I in team" years ago, as did parents.

    And, the parents want the teachers as babysitters. I am of the OLD SCHOOL, where "children should be seen and not heard...and not speak unless spoken
    to. When they are, it's 'Yes, Ma'am...No, Ma'am...Yes, Sir...No, Sir". I
    still do that at 61, and even address the older hams on my nets (I'm still
    a puppy by comparison, but I'm weaned and potty trained <G>), "Mister John, Mister Roy, Miss Virginia, Miss Jennifer", etc. When asked why, I reply "Respect...because if I give it, they will return it". Kids nowadays have
    no clue to what that is...and they wouldn't be caught dead doing it.

    I found it hysterical that Kamala (the old wrestler would do a better job!) went to Guatemala and their president gave it to her up the pooper... little did he know she likes that (it's how she got where she is) and how she was greeted at the airport by locals carrying "trump
    won go home" signs yet the lame stream media never touched it. She
    tried to say the border issue is to be faulted by global warming to
    which he said bullocks it's Biden's fault! He called it as he saw it -
    and how it is.

    Duct tape can't fix stupid, but it helps mask the noise. :P There was
    a deal years ago in theatre, a concept called "Sleep Your Way To The Top",
    and that's likely the case in many areas today.

    I created a bulletin on the BBS on the difference between porn and nudity. Some feel that they're the same thing, but the only thing in common is that folks are naked (never mind "Don't Look, Ethel!!"). Ironically, when Ray Stevens ("The Streak") did his shows, the opening act was "Ethel And Her Shameless Hussies" <G>. Some probably think the original Coppertone suntan
    logo (with naked Jodi Foster's untanned buttocks showing) is porn.

    But, then I covered the issue of sodomy...to me, doing it that way is one
    of the fastest ways to get and spread disease...and I know that the late Farrah Fawcett died of anal cancer. Whether it was because of that "strange sex" (some women do like that), I don't know. I saw a message that showed
    a period, then a huge O -- the size of your anus before and after prison. :P
    To me, that's EXIT ONLY, except for medical devices or medical suppositories (I heard of one guy who had those words painted on his butt cheeks).

    Indeed, a few years back, I was having bladder spasms and intense urinary pain, crying and screaming in the Emergency Room, naked on the cold, hard gurney. Two good looking female nurses walked in, and said to me "You're
    not going to like us". I said "I'll kiss you if you make the pain go away". They then said "We have something for the pain, but it's an oversized suppository". They gave a whole new meaning to the term "shove it!!"...but
    it took away the excruciating pain, and that was all I cared about.

    Men are wimps when it comes to pain...although I knew a woman who said
    she'd rather have quintuplets in hard labor, with no epidural, than one
    kidney stone. That pretty much sums it up.

    More like I won't miss them.

    The only "drama" one should have in life is if they were in theatre
    arts (i.e. in a play)...I was involved in that in junior high, senior
    high, and college. We had co-ed dressing rooms, but you didn't have
    time to "take inventory of the opposite sex". You were changing from
    one costume to another, preparing for the cue of your next entrance
    on stage.

    such junk run by corrupt folks licensed by the bar who don't deserve to
    be and that it's too deep for me to fix - thank you but no.

    To attorneys, the bar exam is how many drinks of tequila they can swig
    before they hit the floor. And, they don't want you to raise the bar, as
    it makes it too hard to get the drinks. :P

    There's no checks and balances anymore. I don't believe half of those
    who have been convicted actually are guilty, and vice versa. You can
    eat a cleaner meal off the grounds of a junkyard vs that of any
    government office.

    Well, on Judgment Day, not even Perry Mason will be able to help these
    folks. They'll probably say they were "set up" (sounds like Nancy Pelosi,
    on being caught at the San Francisco beauty shop without a mask, etc.).
    But, there will be no question of guilt on that day. Again, only each individual and The Lord know the extent of their guilt or innocence in
    every circumstance...and, that applies to everyone...whether we want to
    admit it or not.

    That's like these folks saying "I don't have time"...to which, I say
    "All of us have 1440 minutes per day. We make time for what we want to
    do, or consider important" (and I'm also talking to myself there).

    My late father was in the navy. I wish I knew that one back in the day
    :)

    I am grateful to all the veterans and first responders.

    I've often wonder how much of that monetary forfeiture money is ever collected.

    Oh, a good chunk of it - yet it's never reported as government income! Ever notice that??

    I believe it's only The Divine Hand Of God keeping the financial collapse from happening; but it will happen...and it'll make the crashes of 1929 and 1987 look tame. The money is fiat...not worth the paper it's printed on. You might as well print it on toilet paper.

    ... Fibula - A small lie

    That's what they think all of them are...even if it breaks the 9th commandment.

    I think of the cartoon where (I think it was) Moses, who asked The Lord "We're to cut off their what??!!" <G> Sounds like one of the scenes from "Porky's", where these Native Americans basically did such to these guys
    from the KKK who had assaulted one of the Native Americans.

    Daryl

    ... How long do we have to practice sex before it's safe??
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    Synchronet The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas
  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Wednesday, June 09, 2021 22:28:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    I knew a Stephanie back in elementary school...and knew of Stephanie Abrams at The Weather Channel. Those are the only 2 of these folks I
    knew about.

    There was a girl character named Stephanie who worked at the Inn Newhart
    owned - cute little blonde thing that was a heart throb of sorts in the
    80s. I can't recall the actress' name however.

    That sounds like Microsoft Windows...they did another update
    yesterday.

    More Zero-day patches - outsource I.T. folk like me call it "job security". Years ago I had windows 3.1 running on an 8086! Slow as you know what and mainly ran off of swap, but worked! When I took some training on 486 machines which were fairly new then I was told Windows 3 wouldn't work on anything less than a i386 - of course to me that was a challenge <G>

    I don't use soundcard packet, but the packet via telnet. I have an
    MFJ 1270C TNC with a power supply...but no cable or rig to go with it. When I had an Icom T7H dual band HT with a magmount antenna and the
    cable, I hooked those up to the BBS, and was able to use the Packet
    Door done by the late Dave Perry, W0KGU (SK) (I think that was his call...he passed away 10 years ago).

    Ions ago I had a packet door on my MajorBBS which locals loved. I still
    have one on my SBBS now. Packet with an HT is horrible unless you have an outdoor antenna. Too much RFI from the PC. The best HT if you must use one
    were the RatShack HTX-202 (I still have 2 of them that work great!)

    His QRZ Door only works with an old data CD of QRZ (which I still
    have), but I tell folks to look on the internet for more current callsigns. However, I use his BULLET door for bulletins in several categories, the REGSCAN door for Part 97 (I need to update that), and
    the Worked All States progress door. All of his doors require a DORINFO1.DEF dropfile, but don't have a fossil driver. So, you have to
    run them under Synchronet, with its DOSXTRN utility, or create a
    generic DORINFO1.DEF dropfile and use DOORWAY to run it under another
    BBS software for it to work under telnet.

    I used DOORWAY into my Kantronics software years ago. Now I use the gateway module in SBBS to telnet into my local URONode. In it I have an older copy
    of the QRZ DB CD mounted as it's own file system and linked to all my nodes. It's the international call version and only does up to October 2006. All of our local EastNet nodes default to it.

    I had originally wanted to be a DJ...but never dreamed my radio would
    be amateur radio.

    I did it backwards: professional for 25 years, then amateur. Computers and internet ruined that industry - it's still struggling. All my friends now
    are amazed how I saw the writing on the wall and found another career while
    I had the time to do so.

    So, you want me to be a lid?? <G> Quite a few think I'm that already
    on my nets...especially in the way I run them. But, I've been doing
    nets for 30 years, and I *SHOULD* know what I'm doing...the hard parts are:

    1) Remembering what day of the week it is. Even after Tuesday, the calendar says WTF <G>

    LOL!

    2) Remembering what net I'm supposed to be running that day or evening.
    I do nets on Sunday afternoon, Monday night, Tuesday night, Friday
    morning and night, and on the 3rd Saturday afternoon.

    I have to pull some traffic off my BBS me thinks for the net that's on in a couple of minutes. It's almost 20:30 here.

    3) Sitting in the computer chair for long periods of time (folks want early checkins an hour before the net...I just cut that in half). I
    have to have the walker next to me, or I'm a fall risk in getting up.
    Or, my butt goes to sleep, and it starts snoring. <G>

    I'm sure those 'close' to you appreciate the um.. noise <G>

    Yet, when you ask them if they want to do the work involved, and they backpedal. Those who pitch a fit about the way an organization, etc. is run, should be the first in line to take over as an officer, net
    control station, etc.

    I hear you. I have plenty of NCS openings, but it's always the same handful doing the nets. There's a bunch of new calls checking in and have been for a couple of months but they have no interest. I feel like I'm pulling teeth from one who wears dentures - and with the average age of most hams that about
    sums things up <G>

    I think that speed limit and other related signs and signals are
    "just a guide". Only in America...we race to beat the:

    A) Traffic lights at intersections
    B) Trains at railroad crossings
    C) Boats at drawbridges

    But, we'll stand patiently for 3 hours on the golf course.

    You should read the tourist guide in the Dominican Republic. It states and
    I quote:

    "Rules of the road - there aren't any!"

    When you come up to an intersection you blow your horn. First blow first pass ... in a sense. <G> Cops will set up "inspection" stations along side of the road here and there... they just want money. You slip 'em a few pesos to
    get a cervesa or three and off you go.

    But, as Jeff Foxworthy noted, "they meet a lot of @$$h0les in their
    line of work". Yet, "a butt is a butt is a butt...but..." <G>

    ... so says the ram as he's about to greet you <G>

    The *ONLY* think I've liked about Biden was that he was pro-Amtrak. Otherwise, I'm sure there's a move afoot behind the scenes to get him
    out "gracefully", and put Kamala in as President...which puts Nancy
    Pelosi as Vice President. I guess then AOC will become Speaker Of The House.

    Just because AOClueless has the mouth of Mr. Ed.... doesn't mean she'd
    be a good 'speaker' :-)

    I saw where they are livid with West Virginia Democrat Manchin (I
    think) who REFUSES to lift the filibuster...saying "it will blow up
    the Senate". I pray I'm dead and gone when the bottom falls out of this once great country...which doesn't like it'll be too much longer in coming. Will we make it to America's 245th birthday?? I'd be very surprised if we do...and doubt we'll make it to 250. AOC says that
    "to stop crime, we need to tear down all the jails". She needs to go
    back to being a bartender...she's drunk with power, like most of the
    rest of them are.

    Drunk for sure! Nasty Nancy, Aunt Esther (Mad Maxine), Chuckie baby Schumer [who belongs back on the Gong Show]... I can't see how they could pass any
    sort of common sense test. Omar who hates it here so much should be escorted back to Somolia while wearing her LGBTQXYZ pride shirt... that'll go far.

    [snip]

    But, one year, I used amateur radio to call for help, saving the life
    of our shuttle bus driver, who was assaulted by the hotel security
    guard. I got on a repeater, gave my callsign, the "MayDay" call (it WAS the safety of life), and said I had emergency traffic. A ham heard me,
    and sent the police and paramedics there. The driver had to be taken to the hospital, and have his face rebuilt from the incident.

    Sounds like an ol' fashioned western bar brawl sort of thing. Fortunately for your radio things were able to get a tad escalated in helping the driver. A clear case of "amateur radio saves lives!" Good for you although I'm sure you wish you didn't -have- to do such a thing.

    The case went to jury trial, and the state of Florida flew me down
    there on Easter Weekend (not my idea of a Florida Vacation) to testify
    on the Monday after Easter. The guard was convicted of aggravated
    assault, and there was also a civil suit filed against the hotel and
    the security guard firm (I'm not sure how those came out).

    I'm sure if the guard was convicted, a civil suit(s) was a no brainer win for the driver. Can't say the evidence wasn't there.

    But, after the incident, the fellow square dancers on the bus said
    "You saved his life!!", and I said to them "THIS is what amateur radio operators prepare for...Emergency Communications". But, I was shaking
    so bad afterwards, I couldn't do any more dancing (it was the last
    night of the convention).

    I'm sure the adrenalin rush was so strong you were probably vibrating the ground in china causing them to act like those old-time electronic football characters (if you recall those!) however I'm also sure that your unexpected demonstration of what the hobby is about went over extremely well - especially with the bus driver!

    I think of 2 Bible verses, where The Lord Jesus Christ said "Woe to
    you who devour the fortunes of widows. For you shall receive the
    greater damnation"...and He also said "Vengeance is Mine...I will
    repay". I can NOT wait to see both of those fulfilled...when all those
    who screwed over the less fortunate, get what they deserve. Even the
    late Howard Hughes lies in his grave without a wooden nickel in his
    hand.

    One thing that's a tad confusing; it says to honor the laws of God AND those
    of man - but in today's world where we're clearly led by lucifer and the
    laws of man are in a sense his... do we still honor them? Place me in a round room and tell me to urinate in the corner!

    There are some who say that Cain was the first black man (God put a
    mark on him, after he killed his brother, Abel...but more so that Cain wouldn't be killed in revenge). However, the King James Version of the Bible does NOT explicitly say that...the truth is, "WE DON'T KNOW FOR SURE". Yet, they then say "black is the color of darkness, the occult, evil, etc.". As a side note, Moses' wife was a black woman.

    Many biblical characters were of a darkened skin tone. Often they'd reference losing one's crown - they mean hair - which is why you see so many darker skinned folks (especially women) wearing wigs, extensions, etc. to cover up
    for the loss of their "crowns".

    However, many black folks have come to know The Lord, so that
    argument doesn't hold water (my late wife looked like the late black gospel singer Mahalia Jackson). Yet, I'm afraid many more of mankind
    are going to reject The Lord than accept Him...as He said "wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there
    are that find it. But, straight is the gate, and narrow the way that
    leads to eternal life, and few there are that find it".

    There's many of all colors that have come to know the Lord however it's those who take the lord as their savior and fear him by living a clean and proper lifestyle vs those who go into church, clean their souls and come out cussing like a sub full of pissed off sailors is another. Today's generation don't believe because they're of a "what have you done for me tomorrow" attitude, and they want to see lightning strike in the form of pure lightning not caring or understanding that it may be a parable of sorts.

    Now, my late mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law were black, my late father-in-law is white (he might be dead and gone now), and my late
    wife was "a mix". Yet, we pee the same yellow, poop the same brown, and bleed the same red...so, what is the problem??!! Besides, over 40 years ago when I was working at the local Burger King, many nights I was the only white guy on the crew, and we were having a ball!!

    I tell people this when it comes to appearance:
    "How do you think blind people fall in love?"
    Those with half a brain will stop and scratch their lower cheeks
    to think about what I said.

    I remember 2 black guys...one named George, and the other named
    Gerald. George was a fellow cashier, and Burger King had just come out with their original chicken sandwich (which is quite good, IMO...as are their nuggets), and he called out the order "Chicken...make it all
    white meat!!" (it was). Then he, and the rest of us busted out
    laughing. <G> Gerald said of one black woman who had come in to get an order, then left...that "she's double breasted down". <G> She looked
    like a black Dolly Parton...with huge breasts...yet, I knew that was killing her back muscles...and she likely was risking a hernia...if she didn't already have one.

    Uh huh.. "milking" the story I see <G>

    One of the black girls named Denise always referred to me as "the
    little virgin boy". <G> I only had relations with one woman in my life...my late wife. Now, if you count all our thoughts and fantasies,
    all of us lost our virginity when we entered puberty. One of my late wife's cousins, Tracy, was a gorgeous black female (I thought so, anyway)...we're talking great pelvic structure, etc. ;) I didn't marry until I was 43, but never dreamed I'd be a widower at 47.

    I married once and it lasted 2 months TO THE DAY. Never made that mistake again, and too old to try now. I almost remarried when I was introduced to
    a dominican girl while on the island doing business. It was meant as a joke
    as she was a waitress at a place we went to after work. Her mom wanted to
    see us marry and have lots of kids (we were already practicing that plenty!) but she was killed during Hurrican Georges. I just never got interested in anyone else since. She was a very lovely dark skinned girl with abs to die
    for! She spoke NO english but did take a few courses at the local university there. All she wanted to learn to surprise me with was "I love you". I never asked for her to take english courses. I was so flattered! Still am.

    I'm definitely not volunteering for any new long term jobs. I will
    print some business cards for personal friends locally...but otherwise,
    I don't offer to do it. I discovered I'm low on color ink, but have
    plenty of black ink.

    There ya go! All black cards - dial a random number and see if you get
    lucky <G>

    And, the parents want the teachers as babysitters. I am of the OLD SCHOOL, where "children should be seen and not heard...and not speak unless spoken to. When they are, it's 'Yes, Ma'am...No, Ma'am...Yes, Sir...No, Sir". I still do that at 61, and even address the older hams
    on my nets (I'm still a puppy by comparison, but I'm weaned and potty trained <G>), "Mister John, Mister Roy, Miss Virginia, Miss Jennifer", etc. When asked why, I reply "Respect...because if I give it, they will return it". Kids nowadays have no clue to what that is...and they
    wouldn't be caught dead doing it.

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa men!

    Duct tape can't fix stupid, but it helps mask the noise. :P There was
    a deal years ago in theatre, a concept called "Sleep Your Way To The
    Top", and that's likely the case in many areas today.

    That's a no brainer. After all that's what Slick Willy did <G>

    I created a bulletin on the BBS on the difference between porn and nudity. Some feel that they're the same thing, but the only thing in common is that folks are naked (never mind "Don't Look, Ethel!!"). Ironically, when Ray Stevens ("The Streak") did his shows, the opening
    act was "Ethel And Her Shameless Hussies" <G>. Some probably think the original Coppertone suntan logo (with naked Jodi Foster's untanned buttocks showing) is porn.

    Everything is open to interpritation. I think the easist thing for me is to just declare everything offensive, then I can't be considered a racist <G> Actually on one platform which I'll leave nameless I've been on a rant about this whole "pride month" about giving praise to what people do with their genitals in a public manner sexually offensive. I think I'm starting to open some eyes now. Just because lesbians and I eat the same thing that's no reason to be boasting about it especially infront of preteens! (I actually said that in a restaurant once... we were feeling a little on the good side and it almost got us kicked out as I had my friends laughing so hard!)

    But, then I covered the issue of sodomy...to me, doing it that way is one of the fastest ways to get and spread disease...and I know that the late Farrah Fawcett died of anal cancer. Whether it was because of that "strange sex" (some women do like that), I don't know. I saw a message that showed a period, then a huge O -- the size of your anus before and after prison. :P To me, that's EXIT ONLY, except for medical devices or medical suppositories (I heard of one guy who had those words painted
    on his butt cheeks).

    As I said to the nurses as I went into the exam room for my colonosctopy: "never fear the end is near!"

    Indeed, a few years back, I was having bladder spasms and intense urinary pain, crying and screaming in the Emergency Room, naked on the cold, hard gurney. Two good looking female nurses walked in, and said
    to me "You're not going to like us". I said "I'll kiss you if you make
    the pain go away". They then said "We have something for the pain, but it's an oversized suppository". They gave a whole new meaning to the
    term "shove it!!"...but it took away the excruciating pain, and that
    was all I cared about.

    Nature always has it's own unique ways of balancing things out doesn't it.
    I'd have inquired if one of them would come by the house to do follow up inspections, perhaps issue a sponge bath?

    Men are wimps when it comes to pain...although I knew a woman who
    said she'd rather have quintuplets in hard labor, with no epidural,
    than one kidney stone. That pretty much sums it up.

    Of all the things I have, kidney stones is not one of them. My sister got
    some when she was in her 20's. That's something on my father's side of the family. I get all the goodies from my mother's side... which is just as bad
    if not worse in some cases.

    The only "drama" one should have in life is if they were in theatre
    arts (i.e. in a play)...I was involved in that in junior high, senior high, and college. We had co-ed dressing rooms, but you didn't have
    time to "take inventory of the opposite sex". You were changing from
    one costume to another, preparing for the cue of your next entrance
    on stage.

    Just my luck... I was involved in a drama group - I ran the lights LOL
    Actually I was only there as a supervisor for the school as they "loaned" it
    to our neighboring town's school folk who were going through a renovation
    and no one wanted to keep eye on the group so I was suckered into it. They
    lost their light guy and asked me to fill in. When they saw how good I was at it they asked if I'd continue. I'll admit I did have fun doing it.

    To attorneys, the bar exam is how many drinks of tequila they can
    swig before they hit the floor. And, they don't want you to raise the
    bar, as it makes it too hard to get the drinks. :P

    True that, and if their tabs weren't so high, their fees wouldn't be either!

    Well, on Judgment Day, not even Perry Mason will be able to help
    these folks. They'll probably say they were "set up" (sounds like Nancy Pelosi, on being caught at the San Francisco beauty shop without a
    mask, etc.). But, there will be no question of guilt on that day.
    Again, only each individual and The Lord know the extent of their guilt
    or innocence in every circumstance...and, that applies to everyone...whether we want to admit it or not.

    Quite true that.

    I am grateful to all the veterans and first responders.

    +1

    I've often wonder how much of that monetary forfeiture money is ever collected.

    When I mention it in conversation things like "how much of the budget accounted for monies collected in court funds?... when do you ever hear what the totals are?" you never do. Here in Ct, we had a 2 BILLION dollar SURPLUS magically VANISH under liberal rule. It was found (yet never reported by the media!) funneled through the Dept of Transportation as "supply" funds that ended up back in the governor's pockets. Charges were never filed. It was talked about on one of the local repeaters because the governor had a company that a ham worked for audited after additional work from a contract was performed and
    they charged the state additional for that work. The company was more than happy to return the favor. Unfortunately they accepted a bribe to keep quiet yet a prior conservative governor was jailed twice to keep him away from politics by the left.

    I believe it's only The Divine Hand Of God keeping the financial collapse from happening; but it will happen...and it'll make the
    crashes of 1929 and 1987 look tame. The money is fiat...not worth the paper it's printed on. You might as well print it on toilet paper.

    Bitcoin even worthless than that - because crackers have already been breaking in stealing it.


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Thursday, June 10, 2021 03:00:00
    Hi, Brian,

    There was a girl character named Stephanie who worked at the Inn
    Newhart owned - cute little blonde thing that was a heart throb of
    sorts in the 80s. I can't recall the actress' name however.

    The one "cute woman" I remember is in the music video of "Sold!!",
    done by John Michael Montgomery. Man, she could clog!! :)

    More Zero-day patches - outsource I.T. folk like me call it "job security". Years ago I had windows 3.1 running on an 8086! Slow as you know what and mainly ran off of swap, but worked! When I took some training on 486 machines which were fairly new then I was told Windows
    3 wouldn't work on anything less than a i386 - of course to me that was
    a challenge <G>

    I remember running QEMM and DESQView with GT Power on a dial-up BBS under
    DOS 5.0 -- it was fun experimenting with those two. Quarterdeck Software,
    who pioneered those...and TeleGraphix, who pioneered RIP Graphics for BBS's, have both long since gone out of business. Another former Sysop ran a ham
    radio BBS in the area (I think he's still in the hobby) quipped that "RIP
    was what you did to a fart". <G>

    Ions ago I had a packet door on my MajorBBS which locals loved. I still have one on my SBBS now. Packet with an HT is horrible unless you have
    an outdoor antenna. Too much RFI from the PC. The best HT if you must
    use one were the RatShack HTX-202 (I still have 2 of them that work great!)

    I remember that HT...I doubt I have the connector cable from the HT to
    the TNC, but I have a serial cable to USB interface I could run it under
    that Packet Door that the late Dave Perry did, along with the MFJ 1270C
    TNC. The thing is, I don't know if there's a packet system locally anymore
    or not. This door allowed hams to connect on the frequency, and leave the
    Sysop a PMail Message...hams that logged onto the BBS were instead asked
    to use the regular Feedback To Sysop message.

    The nice thing about that door is that it changed the callsign from the
    Sysop to that of the user...so it made for accountability. Once the user
    exited the door, the TNC callsign reverted back to the Sysop's callsign.
    For whatever reason, when I tried to get it to work again, the program
    thought the TNC was busy with another connection, and no one could use it.

    I used DOORWAY into my Kantronics software years ago. Now I use the gateway module in SBBS to telnet into my local URONode. In it I have an older copy of the QRZ DB CD mounted as it's own file system and linked
    to all my nodes. It's the international call version and only does up
    to October 2006. All of our local EastNet nodes default to it.

    I found a 2008 version of the QRZ DB CD, and decided to put that back
    online. They quit making that years ago...as there are more up to date
    callsign servers. Buckmaster has a HamCall CD, that is released twice a
    year, but you can get monthly updates to it. With a special batchfile,
    you can use it as a door under Doorway.

    I did it backwards: professional for 25 years, then amateur. Computers
    and internet ruined that industry - it's still struggling. All my
    friends now are amazed how I saw the writing on the wall and found
    another career while I had the time to do so.

    Most of the radio stations are now satellite based with their on air
    talent, unless they do "news talk".

    1) Remembering what day of the week it is. Even after Tuesday, the calendar says WTF <G>

    LOL!

    When I first heard that phonetically, it didn't register. The same as
    with a joke the late Red Skelton told once. He dreamed he died and went
    to Heaven, and met God. The Lord sneezed, and he didn't know what to say
    to Him. <G>

    This woman in the front row had the "deer in the headlights look"...as
    if she was in a fog. Then, it hit her (how do you say "God Bless You to
    God??), and she lost it. Red looked at her, and asked "Which joke you
    working on, honey??"...she was chortling like mad. Red admonished her
    "Don't get me laughing, dear heart...you'll never get out of here"!! <G>

    I do nets on Sunday afternoon, Monday night, Tuesday night, Friday
    morning and night, and on the 3rd Saturday afternoon.

    I have to pull some traffic off my BBS me thinks for the net that's on
    in a couple of minutes. It's almost 20:30 here.

    I was gettting ready to check into the Illinois D-Star Net, and I took
    a close lightning hit from a distant storm. Another storm just southeast
    of Little Rock dropped two weak tornadoes, which were confirmed on video.
    The National Weather Service will likely do a Storm Damage Survey during
    the day on Thursday.

    Or, my butt goes to sleep, and it starts snoring. <G>

    I'm sure those 'close' to you appreciate the um.. noise <G>

    I'm the only one here, so I don't care. Besides, being home alone is
    when you can poop with the door open. <G>

    I hear you. I have plenty of NCS openings, but it's always the same handful doing the nets. There's a bunch of new calls checking in and
    have been for a couple of months but they have no interest. I feel like I'm pulling teeth from one who wears dentures - and with the average
    age of most hams that about sums things up <G>

    I have my own set of "falsies" (dentures)...and have been wearing them
    for 21 years. This current set fits so well, that I haven't had to use a
    single drop of adhesive (Fixodent, PoliGrip, etc.)...and they've lasted
    at least 6 years.

    You should read the tourist guide in the Dominican Republic. It states
    and I quote:

    "Rules of the road - there aren't any!"

    No holds barred, then.

    When you come up to an intersection you blow your horn. First blow
    first pass ... in a sense. <G> Cops will set up "inspection" stations along side of the road here and there... they just want money. You slip 'em a few pesos to get a cervesa or three and off you go.

    Nothing like bribing the constabulary.

    But, as Jeff Foxworthy noted, "they meet a lot of @$$h0les in their
    line of work". Yet, "a butt is a butt is a butt...but..." <G>

    ... so says the ram as he's about to greet you <G>

    Yeah, and he can be rather "horny". <G>

    Just because AOClueless has the mouth of Mr. Ed.... doesn't mean she'd
    be a good 'speaker' :-)

    I still say she needs to go back to bartending. And, I liked Mr. Ed much better..."I was born a dumb animal, Wilbur. What's your excuse??" <G>.

    Drunk for sure! Nasty Nancy, Aunt Esther (Mad Maxine), Chuckie baby Schumer [who belongs back on the Gong Show]... I can't see how they
    could pass any sort of common sense test. Omar who hates it here so
    much should be escorted back to Somolia while wearing her LGBTQXYZ
    pride shirt... that'll go far.

    Exactly. Like the late Merle Haggard's song "The Fightin' Side Of Me"
    said about America..."If you don't love it, leave it!!"...and to add what others have said..."Don't let the door hit you where The Good Lord split
    you" (the crack in your butt, that stinks as much as you do).

    Sounds like an ol' fashioned western bar brawl sort of thing.

    Well, there was a deal at the hotel drive marked "Security Check". Now,
    I can understand trying to keep the undesireables out of the lodging. But,
    the 3 previous days, we had no problem. He could've easily moved the sign
    (it was a temporary one), and moved his car, and let the shuttle bus get
    into the double wide drive. The guard came out of the car, and hit the
    driver in the face...and the ladies on the bus started screaming (can
    you blame them??). As the driver staggered back (another guard pulled off
    the "assaulting guard"), he was all bloodied.

    So, I'm standing out here in the pouring rain (a tropical thunderstorm
    was in progress)...using my HT, calling for help. I knew The Good Lord was protecting me for 2 reasons:

    1) The guard could've shot me dead.
    2) I could've been hit by lightning for the third time in my life.

    Fortunately for your radio things were able to get a tad escalated in helping the driver. A clear case of "amateur radio saves lives!" Good
    for you although I'm sure you wish you didn't -have- to do such a
    thing.

    The adrenaline was running, that's for sure.

    The previous September, I had flown down to Dallas from Little Rock for a square dance weekend (one of my other hobbies). The plane was late leaving Little Rock, due to tornadoes in the region. Well, when I finally got to the airport (I had worked a full day), all the flights were skewed. They got me
    on the last flight out, but my bags were still on the ground in Little Rock
    (I had flown Southwest, and they're who I prefer to fly with). Anyway, they delivered the bags to me first thing the next day.

    On the way back on Sunday, the flight got into an oversell situation, so I volunteered to get bumped, figuring I could get a later flight out (they
    had numerous flights between Dallas Love Field and Little Rock). Well, the
    next flight was much smaller, and I ended up getting put up for the night,
    and missed a day of work (my boss wasn't happy about that). But, with the voucher I got, the round trip airfare between Little Rock and Orlando back
    in June, 1997, was only $17. :) That was the event where that mess occurred.

    I'm sure if the guard was convicted, a civil suit(s) was a no brainer
    win for the driver. Can't say the evidence wasn't there.

    My last statement (I stressed I was an amateur radio operator, who had
    worked in emergency communications) was "We had no trouble the first 3
    days of the convention. I see no reason why I should side with someone
    besides the shuttle bus driver".

    I'm sure the adrenalin rush was so strong you were probably vibrating
    the ground in china causing them to act like those old-time electronic football characters (if you recall those!) however I'm also sure that
    your unexpected demonstration of what the hobby is about went over extremely well - especially with the bus driver!

    Oh, yes...the old Coleco football game deal...had one of them. :)

    One thing that's a tad confusing; it says to honor the laws of God AND those of man - but in today's world where we're clearly led by lucifer
    and the laws of man are in a sense his... do we still honor them? Place
    me in a round room and tell me to urinate in the corner!

    That's for rednecks. <G> Or what do you call 32 redneck women?? A full
    set of teeth. <BG> I have a door on the BBS with a bunch of the "You Might
    Be A Redneck" saying (Jeff Foxworthy would be proud). In looking at some
    of them, all I can say is "really".

    Many biblical characters were of a darkened skin tone. Often they'd reference losing one's crown - they mean hair - which is why you see so many darker skinned folks (especially women) wearing wigs, extensions, etc. to cover up for the loss of their "crowns".

    The reason for the dark skin was that they were in areas where the concentration of sunlight was much higher than in other areas, so the
    melanin in their skin compensated for such by making them "dark".

    Having worked in silkscreen printing for 18 years, I'm always looking
    for bizarre shirts. Here are a few that I recall:

    1) "One doesn't get older...one gets better. And, I'm approaching Magnificent".

    2) A picture of an ocelot, with pursed lips, like he has been sucking
    tart, bitter persimmons. The caption says "I have PMS and a handgun.
    Any questions??".

    3) A picture of a Mexican gaucho, with "burro poop" on his boot. The
    donkey is grinning, and the gaucho says "I SAID 'SIT'!!"

    4) "I don't need Google. My wife knows everything."

    5) "This isn't a bald head and a beer belly. It's a solar panel, and a
    gas tank for a sex machine".

    There's many of all colors that have come to know the Lord however it's those who take the lord as their savior and fear him by living a clean
    and proper lifestyle vs those who go into church, clean their souls and come out cussing like a sub full of pissed off sailors is another.

    They live like The Lord while in church, and like the Devil once they're outside. That's why so many are driven away, for all the "hypocrites". Hmmm, sounds like the politicians in Washington, DC. :P

    I tell people this when it comes to appearance:
    "How do you think blind people fall in love?"
    Those with half a brain will stop and scratch their lower cheeks
    to think about what I said.

    There was a QWK Mail Tagline that asked about that..."How does "love at
    first sight" work??.

    Uh huh.. "milking" the story I see <G>

    Cowabunga. <G>

    wanted to learn to surprise me with was "I love you". I never asked for her to take english courses. I was so flattered! Still am.

    It's rare you can find a gem of a soulmate anymore. My late wife and I
    were friends for 17 1/2 years before we hit it off...and never thought
    about marriage...let alone to each other.

    There ya go! All black cards - dial a random number and see if you get lucky <G>

    Instead of QSL cards now, I do business cards for eyeball QSO's. But,
    I doubt there'll be any local hamfest in central Arkansas anymore. The
    clubs still bitch at who can do severe weather the best, etc. In a
    disaster, folks need to put all of that aside.

    etc. When asked why, I reply "Respect...because if I give it, they will return it". Kids nowadays have no clue to what that is...and they
    wouldn't be caught dead doing it.

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa men!

    Now, I can hear the late Aretha Franklin singing that. (R-E-S-P-E-C-T). <G>

    That's a no brainer. After all that's what Slick Willy did <G>

    He really "blew it" with Monica. <BG> To me, the lowest point in his presidency was the zipper on his pants. :P Yet, that was the last time
    there was "a balanced budget". Also, whether one loves or loathes him,
    the Clinton Presidential Library just east of downtown Little Rock has
    been a big boom in the River Market District (the Arkansas River
    separates Little Rock and North Little Rock...at one time, the latter
    was known as "Argenta"). In fact, the former Rock Island Railroad Depot
    is home to "The Clinton School Of Public Service". It originally was a "Spaghetti Warehouse" restaurant...and I was there on opening night for
    it years ago. However, I've yet go to go to the Clinton Library, and
    have no reason to go visit. It has been closed because of COVID-19, but
    I think it's supposed to reopen on July 1, with social distancing, etc.
    still in place. I've had both COVID-19 shots.

    Everything is open to interpretation. I think the easist thing for me
    is to just declare everything offensive, then I can't be considered a racist <G> Actually on one platform which I'll leave nameless I've been
    on a rant about this whole "pride month" about giving praise to what people do with their genitals in a public manner sexually offensive. I think I'm starting to open some eyes now. Just because lesbians and I
    eat the same thing that's no reason to be boasting about it especially infront of preteens! (I actually said that in a restaurant once... we
    were feeling a little on the good side and it almost got us kicked out
    as I had my friends laughing so hard!)

    There is a time and a place for everything...and they're probably hearing this in school anyway. I'll bet they're "playing doctor" in kindergarten. Several cartoons come to mind on that:

    A) The boy and girl are looking down their diapers. In one, the caption
    notes "So, that explains the difference in our salaries"...and in another,
    it's "I have an antenna, and you have a USB port".

    B) They're in the tub, and it's "You can't have mine!! You broke yours
    off!!" <G>

    C) There was this young boy and girl...he was Protestant, and she was Catholic. This was nearly 70 years ago, when you didn't have to worry
    about perverts and pedophiles kidnapping kids, and you could leave your
    doors unlocked at night.

    They were great friends, and walked to church on Sunday, in their nice clothes. Well, during one Sunday morning time, there was a heck of a thunderstorm, where it poured rain. When they got out (their churches
    were right next to each other), as they were walking home, they came to
    this huge puddle/area of water. They realized if they got their clothes
    dirty, they'd get the spanking of their lives. Panicked and in tears,
    the girl asked her young friend what they should do.

    He thought a moment, and said "I'll do like Sir Walter Raleigh. Let's
    strip butt naked, and I will carry you across, then our clothes across.
    That way, the clothes won't get muddy, and our parents will never know.

    So, they strip butt naked, and like a true gentleman, he carries her
    across, then gets their clothes across. As they're now on the other
    side of the puddle, looking at each others nude body, the girl says
    "I didn't know there was such a difference between Protestants and
    Catholics". <G>

    D) Momma was potty training her daughter, as they'd go on long trips
    during the summer, stopping off for lunch at highway rest stops. Again,
    this was nearly 70 years ago, when you didn't have to worry about
    perverts and pedophiles kidnapping kids, and you could leave your
    doors unlocked at night.

    Momma taught her daughter to look for the longer name...WOMEN versus
    MEN -- or is it Whoa, Men??!! <G>...and that was the difference.

    Well, they stop off for lunch, and Momma tells her daughter she better
    go potty before they get on the road. Remembering what her Momma had
    taught her, she heads off to the restroom...but the signs are now LADIES
    and GENTLEMEN -- guess which one is longer?? <BG>

    So, she walks in there, and here's a boy, naked as a jaybird, and she
    sees him there. She asks him "what are you doing??", and seeing his
    "member", asks "what have you got there??" (she's likely wondering why
    he has one, and she doesn't). When, he tells her, she says "Boy!! That's
    a handy thing to have along at picnics!!" <G>

    As I said to the nurses as I went into the exam room for my
    colonosctopy: "never fear the end is near!"

    There have been several actual deals from patients getting the
    colonoscopies, such as:

    1) One patient has arrows, with INSERT HERE, pointing to his anal orifice.
    Like they need a hint??!!

    2) "Take it easy, Doc! You're boldly going where no man has gone before!"

    3) "Find Amelia Earhart yet?"

    4) "Can you hear me NOW?!!"

    5) "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?"

    6) "You know, in Arkansas....we're now legally married." <BG>

    7) "Any sign of the trapped miners, Chief?"

    8) "You put your left hand in, you take your left hand out....you do the
    Hokey Pokey....and yeeow!"

    9) "There, there! Now I know how a Muppet feels!"

    10) "Remember, if your hand doesn't fit, you must acquit!"

    11) "Hey, Doc, let me know if you find my dignity."

    12) "Could you write me a note for my wife, saying that my head is not,
    in fact, up there?"

    Nature always has it's own unique ways of balancing things out doesn't
    it. I'd have inquired if one of them would come by the house to do
    follow up inspections, perhaps issue a sponge bath?

    A friend of mine will NOT go to a doctor, clinic, etc., as he doesn't
    want folks to see him naked. I can NOT convince him that "they've seen
    it all before".

    Of all the things I have, kidney stones is not one of them. My sister
    got some when she was in her 20's. That's something on my father's side
    of the family. I get all the goodies from my mother's side... which is just as bad if not worse in some cases.

    Ever since I quit drinking soda pop, and started drinking a half gallon
    of diet green tea citrus each day, it's like taking Lasix...but it beats
    having kidney stones.

    And, the reason I'm answering this at this hour, is that I ran out of
    the prescription acid reflux tablets, and my pharmacy had to fax in a
    refill, which won't be available until after they open this morning. The
    reflux was giving me fits laying down, so I figured I'd work on the BBS;
    plus we're in a bit of a lull in Little Rock weather wise, right now. It
    is supposed to be storming toward sunrise, and during the day. Parts of southeast Arkansas have gotten nearly 2 feet of rain in nearly 2 days.

    Just my luck... I was involved in a drama group - I ran the lights LOL

    I did lighting and sound for one play...and my local high school in
    south Florida had a chapter of "The International Thespian Society",
    named after the Greek actor Thespis. I'm a Life Member, but after the
    family moved to Arkansas 43 years ago (my late father's job transferred
    us here), I never did anything else with them.

    To attorneys, the bar exam is how many drinks of tequila they can
    swig before they hit the floor. And, they don't want you to raise the
    bar, as it makes it too hard to get the drinks. :P

    True that, and if their tabs weren't so high, their fees wouldn't be either!

    When I was on jury duty, we were told to park at the parking meters,
    but NOT to put any coins in them (we were only getting $20 a day, but
    lawyers were getting $1000 an HOUR (must be nice)). They told us to
    "sign the ticket(s), but not the envelope"...and bring them in the
    next time we served (you had to serve 8 times in 6 months, but only
    once a week...I made sure I got my time in early). Anyway, the law
    noted that active jurors could NOT be arrested, fined, and jailed,
    for not paying parking tickets while on jury duty. But, if we were
    arrested, fined, and jailed, the court would spend the money, and
    effort, to clear our names, and expunge that from our records.

    Again, only each individual and The Lord know the extent of their guilt
    or innocence in every circumstance...and, that applies to everyone...whether we want to admit it or not.

    Quite true that.

    I'm curious at how they'll try to "get out of it". :P

    I am grateful to all the veterans and first responders.

    +1

    Folks think I'm a veteran with my patriotic cap and callsign, but my
    vision was so poor, and so were my feet, that I never would've passed
    the physical.

    When I mention it in conversation things like "how much of the budget accounted for monies collected in court funds?... when do you ever hear what the totals are?" you never do. Here in Ct, we had a 2 BILLION
    dollar SURPLUS magically VANISH under liberal rule. It was found (yet never reported by the media!) funneled through the Dept of
    Transportation as "supply" funds that ended up back in the governor's pockets. Charges were never filed. It was talked about on one of the
    local repeaters because the governor had a company that a ham worked
    for audited after additional work from a contract was performed and
    they charged the state additional for that work. The company was more
    than happy to return the favor. Unfortunately they accepted a bribe to keep quiet yet a prior conservative governor was jailed twice to keep
    him away from politics by the left.

    Darn double standard. And, no matter who is in power, the other side will
    do all they can to get the power back.

    I believe it's only The Divine Hand Of God keeping the financial collapse from happening; but it will happen...and it'll make the
    crashes of 1929 and 1987 look tame. The money is fiat...not worth the paper it's printed on. You might as well print it on toilet paper.

    Bitcoin even worthless than that - because crackers have already been breaking in stealing it.

    I saw a meme with a roll of toilet paper...advertising the new currency: BUTTCOIN. <G>

    ... Please wait... Thinking of tagline

    I may have to wait awhile, then. <g,d,r>

    Daryl

    ... There'll be a rain dance Friday night, weather permitting.
    --- MultiMail/Win v0.52
    Synchronet The Thunderbolt BBS - Little Rock, Arkansas
  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Thursday, June 10, 2021 15:50:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    The one "cute woman" I remember is in the music video of "Sold!!",
    done by John Michael Montgomery. Man, she could clog!! :)

    Before she was in the Eric Carman video of "Make Me Lose Control" the blonde that was in it was a high school girl of mine. She had more issues with her than bellvue in NYC.

    I remember running QEMM and DESQView with GT Power on a dial-up BBS under DOS 5.0 -- it was fun experimenting with those two. Quarterdeck Software, who pioneered those...and TeleGraphix, who pioneered RIP Graphics for BBS's, have both long since gone out of business. Another former Sysop ran a ham radio BBS in the area (I think he's still in the hobby) quipped that "RIP was what you did to a fart". <G>

    I never cared for DESQView. OS/2 handled multitasking a LOT better. I had a copy of Apache on mine as well. Was a great OS for it's time, then linux
    came out.

    I remember that HT...I doubt I have the connector cable from the HT
    to the TNC, but I have a serial cable to USB interface I could run it under that Packet Door that the late Dave Perry did, along with the MFJ 1270C TNC. The thing is, I don't know if there's a packet system
    locally anymore or not. This door allowed hams to connect on the frequency, and leave the Sysop a PMail Message...hams that logged onto
    the BBS were instead asked to use the regular Feedback To Sysop
    message.

    Hams: we make our own packet cables :) I've never purchased one. Our regional MARS director asked me about which was better and I said "build your own." to which he did the opposite. An OVM tested that it was bad when he received it. I ended up making him one anyway which has lasted years.

    The nice thing about that door is that it changed the callsign from
    the Sysop to that of the user...so it made for accountability. Once the user exited the door, the TNC callsign reverted back to the Sysop's callsign. For whatever reason, when I tried to get it to work again,
    the program thought the TNC was busy with another connection, and no
    one could use it.

    Mine did too. I created a special batch file that preset parameters including mycall callsign.

    Most of the radio stations are now satellite based with their on air talent, unless they do "news talk".

    Actually that's not necessarily true. They do what's called "voice tracking". Guys are given cue-cards with what to say, and they read them into a voice recorder in a PC... then the PC mixes them on the air. You can tell because when they give the weather they never can give a current temp.

    I'm the only one here, so I don't care. Besides, being home alone is when you can poop with the door open. <G>

    I do that anyway. It's what's not seen that tends to keep others away. Funny thing is when the cats come in and start scratching around me on the floor looking to bury what they don't know exists <G> As irritating as IBS is, it does have it's perks as well <BEG>

    I have my own set of "falsies" (dentures)...and have been wearing
    them for 21 years. This current set fits so well, that I haven't had to use a single drop of adhesive (Fixodent, PoliGrip, etc.)...and they've lasted at least 6 years.

    Falsies for 6 years without a glitch?!? I'm sure the Kardashians would like
    to know who your doctor is! <G>

    No holds barred, then.

    Not really. Makes for interesting driving.

    Nothing like bribing the constabulary.

    It's common place there.

    I still say she needs to go back to bartending. And, I liked Mr. Ed
    much better..."I was born a dumb animal, Wilbur. What's your excuse??"
    <G>.

    No need to insult those highly trained mixologists <G>

    So, I'm standing out here in the pouring rain (a tropical
    thunderstorm was in progress)...using my HT, calling for help. I knew
    The Good Lord was protecting me for 2 reasons:

    1) The guard could've shot me dead.
    2) I could've been hit by lightning for the third time in my life.

    or... 3) you were shaking so much they thought you were going into an
    epileptic seizure and didn't want to be accused of murder if you didn't
    "shake" out of it <G>

    The previous September, I had flown down to Dallas from Little Rock
    for a square dance weekend (one of my other hobbies). The plane was
    late leaving Little Rock, due to tornadoes in the region. Well, when I finally got to the airport (I had worked a full day), all the flights
    were skewed. They got me on the last flight out, but my bags were still
    on the ground in Little Rock (I had flown Southwest, and they're who I prefer to fly with). Anyway, they delivered the bags to me first thing
    the next day.

    On the way back on Sunday, the flight got into an oversell situation,
    so I volunteered to get bumped, figuring I could get a later flight out (they had numerous flights between Dallas Love Field and Little Rock). Well, the next flight was much smaller, and I ended up getting put up
    for the night, and missed a day of work (my boss wasn't happy about
    that). But, with the voucher I got, the round trip airfare between
    Little Rock and Orlando back in June, 1997, was only $17. :) That was
    the event where that mess occurred.

    The moral of the story: Square Dancing is hazardous to your health <G>

    My last statement (I stressed I was an amateur radio operator, who
    had worked in emergency communications) was "We had no trouble the
    first 3 days of the convention. I see no reason why I should side with someone besides the shuttle bus driver".

    Actually that's a horrible thing to say. It showed bias.

    Oh, yes...the old Coleco football game deal...had one of them. :)

    I never did. Hated those things.

    That's for rednecks. <G> Or what do you call 32 redneck women?? A
    full set of teeth. <BG> I have a door on the BBS with a bunch of the
    "You Might Be A Redneck" saying (Jeff Foxworthy would be proud). In looking at some of them, all I can say is "really".

    hahahahaha that's great!

    The reason for the dark skin was that they were in areas where the concentration of sunlight was much higher than in other areas, so the melanin in their skin compensated for such by making them "dark".

    Naw... it was the first generation Sherwin Williams guy that did it <G>

    1) "One doesn't get older...one gets better. And, I'm approaching Magnificent".

    ... then came the 2nd childhood <G>

    2) A picture of an ocelot, with pursed lips, like he has been sucking tart, bitter persimmons. The caption says "I have PMS and a handgun.
    Any questions??".

    That'd have been if "Billary" won the 2016 elections.

    3) A picture of a Mexican gaucho, with "burro poop" on his boot. The donkey is grinning, and the gaucho says "I SAID 'SIT'!!"

    That silent H will get ya every time!

    4) "I don't need Google. My wife knows everything."

    haha now that's a classic!

    5) "This isn't a bald head and a beer belly. It's a solar panel, and a
    gas tank for a sex machine".

    awesome!!

    They live like The Lord while in church, and like the Devil once
    they're outside. That's why so many are driven away, for all the "hypocrites". Hmmm, sounds like the politicians in Washington, DC. :P

    Perhaps we answered the question "Mommy where do liberals come from?" <G>

    It's rare you can find a gem of a soulmate anymore. My late wife and
    I were friends for 17 1/2 years before we hit it off...and never
    thought about marriage...let alone to each other.

    I don't even look. Not worth my time anymore. If I want drama I'll turn on daytime TV.

    Instead of QSL cards now, I do business cards for eyeball QSO's. But,
    I doubt there'll be any local hamfest in central Arkansas anymore. The clubs still bitch at who can do severe weather the best, etc. In a disaster, folks need to put all of that aside.

    We've had a few already.

    There have been several actual deals from patients getting the colonoscopies, such as:

    1) One patient has arrows, with INSERT HERE, pointing to his anal
    orifice. Like they need a hint??!!

    2) "Take it easy, Doc! You're boldly going where no man has gone
    before!"

    3) "Find Amelia Earhart yet?"

    4) "Can you hear me NOW?!!"

    5) "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?"

    6) "You know, in Arkansas....we're now legally married." <BG>

    7) "Any sign of the trapped miners, Chief?"

    8) "You put your left hand in, you take your left hand out....you do
    the Hokey Pokey....and yeeow!"

    9) "There, there! Now I know how a Muppet feels!"

    10) "Remember, if your hand doesn't fit, you must acquit!"

    11) "Hey, Doc, let me know if you find my dignity."

    12) "Could you write me a note for my wife, saying that my head is not,
    in fact, up there?"

    I'll have to steal these <G> I enjoy zinging my PCP when he does my prostate exam. First time I said "Now that you did that, you're going to have to take
    me out to dinner!". His jaw dropped to the floor and couldn't speak for a good couple minutes LOL Last time I asked if Dr. Jack Horner pulled out a plumb <G>

    When he asked me if I had Covid-19 I said no I had Covid-18. He said "what's that?" I said "it's where someone gives you covid, you owe them 1, and you
    dont know who you owe!" <G>

    A friend of mine will NOT go to a doctor, clinic, etc., as he doesn't want folks to see him naked. I can NOT convince him that "they've seen
    it all before".

    No they haven't... they haven't seen HIS <G> Get his logic now? haha

    Ever since I quit drinking soda pop, and started drinking a half
    gallon of diet green tea citrus each day, it's like taking Lasix...but
    it beats having kidney stones.

    I drink Gatoraide or Iced Green Tea for something cold, mainly though it's water or coffee... just like a good woman too: black, hot, wet, and sassy <G>
    I said that once to a young black woman who I knew had a boyfriend... she slipped and asked me if I wanted some coffee <BEG> I don't dip my quill in other's ink wells.

    And, the reason I'm answering this at this hour, is that I ran out of the prescription acid reflux tablets, and my pharmacy had to fax in a refill, which won't be available until after they open this morning.
    The reflux was giving me fits laying down, so I figured I'd work on the BBS; plus we're in a bit of a lull in Little Rock weather wise, right
    now. It is supposed to be storming toward sunrise, and during the day. Parts of southeast Arkansas have gotten nearly 2 feet of rain in nearly
    2 days.

    Try some milk - a base often counters acid.

    When I was on jury duty, we were told to park at the parking meters,
    but NOT to put any coins in them (we were only getting $20 a day, but lawyers were getting $1000 an HOUR (must be nice)). They told us to
    "sign the ticket(s), but not the envelope"...and bring them in the
    next time we served (you had to serve 8 times in 6 months, but only
    once a week...I made sure I got my time in early). Anyway, the law
    noted that active jurors could NOT be arrested, fined, and jailed,
    for not paying parking tickets while on jury duty. But, if we were arrested, fined, and jailed, the court would spend the money, and
    effort, to clear our names, and expunge that from our records.

    Our court had a special jurist parking lot - the far end of the lot.
    I wouldn't trust the court to expunge even a summary offense that should
    never be. Think about the "should never be" part for a while and ask just
    how honest law is. As long as it's run by man it will never be fair or flawless. Too many cases are being overturned by new DNA evidence, which
    shows how over-eager prosecutors are.

    Again, only each individual and The Lord know the extent of their guilt
    or innocence in every circumstance...and, that applies to everyone...whether we want to admit it or not.

    Quite true that.

    Folks think I'm a veteran with my patriotic cap and callsign, but my vision was so poor, and so were my feet, that I never would've passed
    the physical.

    Me either. My wheezing is too loud, and my respitory system too weak due to asthma.

    Darn double standard. And, no matter who is in power, the other side will do all they can to get the power back.

    Absolutely.

    I saw a meme with a roll of toilet paper...advertising the new
    currency: BUTTCOIN. <G>

    Ha!

    ... Old sewage workers never die, they just waste away.
    --- MultiMail/Linux v0.52
    Synchronet SBBS - Carnage! *73 de N1URO* bbs.n1uro.com:2300
  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Friday, June 11, 2021 01:15:00
    Brian,

    Before she was in the Eric Carman video of "Make Me Lose Control" the blonde that was in it was a high school girl of mine. She had more
    issues with her than bellvue in NYC.

    There's a YouTube video of the Nickel Plate Road Steam Engine 765, in
    a vintage ad for Coca-Cola. The young girl in that one is a cutie as
    well. :)

    I never cared for DESQView. OS/2 handled multitasking a LOT better. I
    had a copy of Apache on mine as well. Was a great OS for it's time,
    then linux came out.

    I didn't work with OS/2 that much.

    Hams: we make our own packet cables :) I've never purchased one. Our regional MARS director asked me about which was better and I said
    "build your own." to which he did the opposite. An OVM tested that it
    was bad when he received it. I ended up making him one anyway which has lasted years.

    My hands aren't steady enough from the nervous system damage with the
    2 lightning strikes over the years. At times, I notice I have "tremors",
    like I'm getting Parkinson's Disease (I hope not).

    Mine did too. I created a special batch file that preset parameters including mycall callsign.

    Dave Perry's door did that...I used it quite a bit, but don't have a
    rig or cable for it now...never mind an antenna and a connector. But,
    there may not even be a packet BBS in the central Arkansas area anymore.

    Actually that's not necessarily true. They do what's called "voice tracking". Guys are given cue-cards with what to say, and they read
    them into a voice recorder in a PC... then the PC mixes them on the
    air. You can tell because when they give the weather they never can
    give a current temp.

    I also note that unless a local host is there, they never give the
    time, either.

    I do that anyway. It's what's not seen that tends to keep others away. Funny thing is when the cats come in and start scratching around me on
    the floor looking to bury what they don't know exists <G> As irritating
    as IBS is, it does have it's perks as well <BEG>

    Been there, done that. Although before my wife died over 14 years ago,
    I was being a smartass, and I should've known better (she had both a
    Bachelors and Masters Degree in Psychology). I said to her "My head is
    so far up my butt, that I can see my throat". Without missing a beat,
    grinning wrly, she said "that's why your eyes are brown". <BG> I was
    asking for it, but wasn't expecting her to come back with such a
    zinger.

    Falsies for 6 years without a glitch?!? I'm sure the Kardashians would like to know who your doctor is! <G>

    Affordable Dentures...got the pair for around $450 (upper and lower).
    They didn't have to be fancy...I just wanted to be able to eat...and, they
    look surprisingly real.

    No need to insult those highly trained mixologists <G>

    They ought to be ashamed that she ever was one.

    or... 3) you were shaking so much they thought you were going into an epileptic seizure and didn't want to be accused of murder if you didn't "shake" out of it <G>

    Thankfully, epilepsy is one thing I've never had to worry about.

    The moral of the story: Square Dancing is hazardous to your health <G>

    Actually, the hugs by the women can last more than 64 beats of music. <G>

    Actually that's a horrible thing to say. It showed bias.

    It was true...we had no problems the first 3 days of the convention with
    the other security guards or bus drivers.

    Naw... it was the first generation Sherwin Williams guy that did it <G>

    Never mind "Ask Sherwin Williams". :P

    1) "One doesn't get older...one gets better. And, I'm approaching Magnificent".

    ... then came the 2nd childhood <G>

    We're all kids at heart.

    2) A picture of an ocelot, with pursed lips, like he has been sucking tart, bitter persimmons. The caption says "I have PMS and a handgun.
    Any questions??".

    That'd have been if "Billary" won the 2016 elections.

    I heard that when it became apparent that she lost, she went into a wild, practically demonic rage, throwing items everywhere. They had to get several folks to forcibly restrain here. Yet, you never heard a peep about that.

    3) A picture of a Mexican gaucho, with "burro poop" on his boot. The donkey is grinning, and the gaucho says "I SAID 'SIT'!!"

    That silent H will get ya every time!

    H for Hoo, Boy!! :P

    4) "I don't need Google. My wife knows everything."

    haha now that's a classic!

    The guy in the photo looked so pensive. :P

    5) "This isn't a bald head and a beer belly. It's a solar panel, and a
    gas tank for a sex machine".

    awesome!!

    I don't have a bald head, but with the hot weather coming, I like to
    keep my hair short. And, I'm building up insulation for the upcoming
    winter. <G>

    They live like The Lord while in church, and like the Devil once
    they're outside. That's why so many are driven away, for all the "hypocrites". Hmmm, sounds like the politicians in Washington, DC. :P

    Perhaps we answered the question "Mommy where do liberals come from?"


    Exactly. Basically "The Lord Made The Rules"...His Creation, His Rules. Reminds me of the joke where the athiest said to God that they can create
    their own humans....then the athiest said "First, you take some dirt"...
    and God interjected "No, get your own dirt". <G>

    I don't even look. Not worth my time anymore. If I want drama I'll turn
    on daytime TV.

    I never was a fan of soap operas. The only drama I liked was when I was in theatre arts.

    We've had a few already.

    I noted storms in Montana Thursday night with 80-90 mph winds, with widespread wind damage. Parts of southeast Arkansas got nearly 2 feet
    of rain in under 2 days. One community near Little Rock got 3 inches
    of rain in under an hour. With each thunderstorm having a half million
    tons of water, and the storm just sitting there "taking a dump", it's
    no wonder hellacious flooding is the result.

    I'll have to steal these <G> I enjoy zinging my PCP when he does my prostate exam. First time I said "Now that you did that, you're going
    to have to take me out to dinner!". His jaw dropped to the floor and couldn't speak for a good couple minutes LOL Last time I asked if Dr.
    Jack Horner pulled out a plumb <G>

    First, stealing granted. :)

    Second, what a good boy Jack was. :P

    Third, there were 2 cartoons I saw for the prostate check. I showed one
    to my urologist, and I thought he'd die laughing.

    1) A man is sitting on the exam table, with a C-Clamp around his hips,
    holding his butt cheeks together. The doctor notes on his pad "Patient
    is rather reluctant to have his prostate checked".

    2) A feeble old man is on the exam table, and the doctor walks in, with
    his middle finger swollen to the size of the 3 fingers on his hand (except
    for the thumb and pinkie). He said "I'm sorry I'm late for your prostate
    check. I slammed my finger in the car door this morning". I think I'd be wanting to reschedule. :P

    And, if the right amount of pressure is applied, the man can ejaculate;
    then he gets awfully sleepy. :P

    When he asked me if I had Covid-19 I said no I had Covid-18. He said "what's that?" I said "it's where someone gives you covid, you owe them
    1, and you dont know who you owe!" <G>

    Really.

    No they haven't... they haven't seen HIS <G> Get his logic now? haha

    That's true. Several years ago, some of the ladies I square danced with
    were nurses on my ward. They gave me untold grief, and pulled my chain. <G>

    I drink Gatoraide or Iced Green Tea for something cold, mainly though
    it's water or coffee... just like a good woman too: black, hot, wet,
    and sassy <G> I said that once to a young black woman who I knew had a boyfriend... she slipped and asked me if I wanted some coffee <BEG> I don't dip my quill in other's ink wells.

    True. I never acquired a taste for coffee. To me, JavaScript are the instructions to make coffee with. <G>

    Try some milk - a base often counters acid.

    I didn't have any milk in the house. It's rare I drink or eat dairy
    products anymore. And no, I'm not like the lactose intolerant cow with
    the barbershop quartet "Lunch Break", telling of Old MacDonald's deformed
    farm. Search YouTube for "Lunch Break Carnegie Hall"...it's a scream.

    Our court had a special jurist parking lot - the far end of the lot.
    I wouldn't trust the court to expunge even a summary offense that
    should never be. Think about the "should never be" part for a while and ask just how honest law is. As long as it's run by man it will never be fair or flawless. Too many cases are being overturned by new DNA
    evidence, which shows how over-eager prosecutors are.

    True. But, my health has gotten so bad now, that there's no way I could
    serve again.

    Me either. My wheezing is too loud, and my respitory system too weak
    due to asthma.

    Thankfully, I never had respiratory issues.

    I saw a meme with a roll of toilet paper...advertising the new
    currency: BUTTCOIN. <G>

    Ha!

    Never mind the Charmin commercial "singing" about "going to the
    bathroom" (a subtle way of saying "taking a dump").

    Daryl

    ... What idiot put CONFOUND.SYS on my computer??!!
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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Friday, June 11, 2021 11:39:00
    Hey Daryl;

    Perhaps we should move to Netmail since most of our banter isn't about
    Ham Radio :)

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    There's a YouTube video of the Nickel Plate Road Steam Engine 765, in
    a vintage ad for Coca-Cola. The young girl in that one is a cutie as
    well. :)

    The days when Coke didn't play political favorites too.

    I didn't work with OS/2 that much.

    You missed some great times with a fun OS. It's DOS support rocked! We used
    it for running multiple sessions of MFNOS packet. If they didn't stop at
    Warp 4 I would probably have never became a linux partner developer with Debian and RedHat. I had no intention of switching.

    My hands aren't steady enough from the nervous system damage with the
    2 lightning strikes over the years. At times, I notice I have
    "tremors", like I'm getting Parkinson's Disease (I hope not).

    Find a set or two of those Rat Shack helping hands. I use those all the time because of my neuropathy. Mind over matter!

    Dave Perry's door did that...I used it quite a bit, but don't have a
    rig or cable for it now...never mind an antenna and a connector. But, there may not even be a packet BBS in the central Arkansas area
    anymore.

    "If you build it, they will come... to destroy it" <G> That's the deFacingBook way of living life - hate and be hated.

    I also note that unless a local host is there, they never give the
    time, either.

    Now-a-day even live hosts don't give the time. Years ago we would give the
    time a specific way to help with our ratings - if you knew what you were doing. Now, the time is irrelivant as the diaries are electronic so the tricks you learned back then no longer apply. Takes away a bit of the spirit of competition.

    Been there, done that. Although before my wife died over 14 years
    ago, I was being a smartass, and I should've known better (she had both
    a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Psychology). I said to her "My head
    is so far up my butt, that I can see my throat". Without missing a
    beat, grinning wrly, she said "that's why your eyes are brown". <BG> I
    was asking for it, but wasn't expecting her to come back with such a zinger.

    She told you <G>

    Affordable Dentures...got the pair for around $450 (upper and lower). They didn't have to be fancy...I just wanted to be able to eat...and,
    they look surprisingly real.

    I still have most of my teeth - fortunately.

    They ought to be ashamed that she ever was one.

    I can't further comment without being overly cruel. <G> Might be justified
    but cruel.

    Thankfully, epilepsy is one thing I've never had to worry about.

    Me either. I've had friends that have had it and had seizures right in front
    of me! Talk about scary!! One trick I found helps... yell things to make
    them think! It gets the noggin in gear and helps get things back in order.
    When I have diabetic seizures that's what I do. A couple have turned into
    mild stroke and each time it's occured I've managed to shrug it off by thinking of mathematical equasions, or program code.

    Actually, the hugs by the women can last more than 64 beats of music.


    I'm sure that music wasn't the only thing beating <G>

    Actually that's a horrible thing to say. It showed bias.

    I heard that when it became apparent that she lost, she went into a wild, practically demonic rage, throwing items everywhere. They had to
    get several folks to forcibly restrain here. Yet, you never heard a
    peep about that.

    There's a LOT of truths you never hear a peep about. They really need to be exposed, such as the first group of people to storm INSIDE the capital on January 6 were Antifa members, NOT MAGA folk. Babbitt was killed by the same capital cop who allowed Scalise to be shot during that warm-up ball game. Note: that black cop is also a high ranking BLM member. I'll stop.

    I don't have a bald head, but with the hot weather coming, I like to keep my hair short. And, I'm building up insulation for the upcoming winter. <G>

    I shave mine, then drive down the freeway and open the sunroof... to enjoy
    the sensation of the air blowing through my scalp :P~

    I never was a fan of soap operas. The only drama I liked was when I
    was in theatre arts.

    If I want drama I'll date again.

    Thankfully, I never had respiratory issues.

    It's not at all fun, trust me.

    Never mind the Charmin commercial "singing" about "going to the bathroom" (a subtle way of saying "taking a dump").

    My neighbor had some bear in his yard, they left the rear evidence there. I told him next time leave the roll of Charmin out for it <G>

    ... When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she'd dye.
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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Saturday, June 12, 2021 17:31:00
    Brian,

    Perhaps we should move to Netmail since most of our banter isn't about
    Ham Radio :)

    Well, I will have some stuff about the hobby. Yet, hams do like to
    ragchew about things besides ham radio.

    The days when Coke didn't play political favorites too.

    I was surprised when I went into a restaurant earlier...they finally
    got rid of the mask requirement. I am full as a tick right now, from
    the heavy grazing. Again, H.A.M. stands for H)ave A)nother M)eal. With
    all I ate (garlic cheese sticks, salad, chicken parmasan with angel
    hair pasta, mozaralla cheese, and tomato sauce...all washed down with
    3 glasses of sweet tea), I won't need to eat again until tomorrow.

    I am reminded of a church bulletin blooper, who was having a
    missionary, who was serving in Africa, speak in the evening service.
    The bulletin noted "Come hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa".
    I guess we should be glad her name wasn't Francine Fart. <BG>

    On the way home, a vehicle had its radio and speakers on so loud, that
    even with my car windows closed, my car was shaking like an earthquake
    was going on. On that subject, while Little Rock may get some minor
    damage when the New Madrid Fault goes, Memphis and St. Louis will fare
    far worse. The Hernando DeSoto I-40 bridge over the Mississippi River
    is closed until further notice...but they are supposedly working around
    the clock to get it back open. I wonder if there were (or still are)
    traffic nets, related to that.

    You missed some great times with a fun OS. It's DOS support rocked! We used it for running multiple sessions of MFNOS packet. If they didn't
    stop at Warp 4 I would probably have never became a linux partner developer with Debian and RedHat. I had no intention of switching.

    I can write a batchfile for the BBS, but my programming ends at setting
    the clock on the microwave oven...I'll starve to death if I forget how to
    do that. <G>

    Find a set or two of those Rat Shack helping hands. I use those all the time because of my neuropathy. Mind over matter!

    There's a ham named Tom, I think his call is KD0MOM -- he says it stands
    for "Mind Over Matter". All I can think of on that, is after seeing the
    singing ventriloquist Darci Lynn Farmer, and one of her "dummies" (named
    Edna Doorknocker), it changed the perspective:

    Darci: Edna!! Don't you that kissing a man that young could be fatal??!!

    Edna: Well, if he dies, he dies!!

    [raucous laughter]

    Darci: Edna Doorknocker!!

    Edna: Darci, don't you know when it comes to love, it's mind over matter.

    Darci: What does that mean??

    Edna: If they don't mind, it don't matter. <G>

    Later on, Edna wanted to sing, and Darci told her "Without me, you don't sing!!", and Edna retorted "Without me, you don't have a college fund!!".
    It brought the house down in raucous laughter. <BG>

    At a restaurant today, I was telling some ham radio pun humor to this
    14 year old girl (her parents were right there), and it all depended on
    where your mind was. All of it was strictly ham radio terms and puns...
    and the FCC would've strung me up had I used vulgar language on the air.
    My brother said it was vulgar language, and I said "it just shows where
    your mind was".

    The female waitress (who is one of the managers) had a T-shirt on
    that said "Does this shirt make my tits look big??!!" It reminds me
    of a meme, where this guy has 2 dogs attached to his butt cheeks,
    and he asks his wife "Do these boxers make my butt look big??" <G>

    If you go to my bio on QRZ, click on the hyperlink, then scroll down,
    and look for the Ham Radio Comedy PDF file. If you can't laugh after
    viewing the stuff in there, you have a lot of problems. :) Now, some
    of the items, you can't say on the air...but they're good for eyeball QSO's...such as "The Missing Q Signals". <VBG>

    "If you build it, they will come... to destroy it" <G> That's the deFacingBook way of living life - hate and be hated.

    No one has any respect for anyone else's stuff anymore...or very few do.

    Now-a-day even live hosts don't give the time. Years ago we would give
    the time a specific way to help with our ratings - if you knew what you were doing. Now, the time is irrelivant as the diaries are electronic
    so the tricks you learned back then no longer apply. Takes away a bit
    of the spirit of competition.

    On the local station, KMJX, an Arkansas DJ legend, Bob Robbins, is on the air Monday through Friday from 5am to 10am. He gives the time, weather,
    etc. -- but there's a lot of stuff that's obviously pre-recorded. He also
    heads up the yearly Toys For Tots campaign around Christmas.

    Speaking of which, would you believe that an area Hobby Lobby ALREADY
    has Christmas stuff available?? I've heard of Christmas In July, but that
    is ridiculous. A few years ago, there was a commercial for Staples, that
    was using the Andy Williams classic "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"...running in late July. I thought "Gad!! Not Christmas Stuff
    Already!!" Well, you see a little boy and girl, walking sullenly with
    long faces, like they're about to get the spanking of their lives...
    and it's Daddy with "It's Back To School Time!!"...and I went "YES!!" <G>.

    To me, you could also apply the most wonderful time of the year to the hamfests. I've noticed events are slowly getting going again...although
    there's no way I can afford to go to one...although I would love to.

    Back to Christmas stuff, that's like the "Redneck Woman" song, where
    she keeps her Christmas lights up all year long, and knows all the lyrics
    to every Charlie Daniels, Tanya Tucker, and Ol' Bocephus (Hank Williams,
    Jr.) song. The singer's first name is Gretchen, but her last name escapes
    me right now.

    That station was originally a "hard rock" format; but now, after a
    change in station ownership several years ago, they now play the classic country-western legends" (many who are dead and gone now). The late George Jones' song "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?" hits the nail on the head. I either listen to it, or the classical music (Brahms, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Lizst, Chopin, etc.). If there was a big band station, I'd listen to it as well (yes, I'm trying to get old before my time <G>).

    was asking for it, but wasn't expecting her to come back with such a zinger.

    She told you <G>

    She was a great winner, but a sore loser...especially in games on the
    BBS. Before I proposed, I had told her that "I'm ahead of you in these
    games", and I thought to myself "that means none for me tonight". To which,
    she said EXACTLY what I was thinking!! I knew were were meant for each
    other. :) The thing is, if I can't beat the games on the BBS, I know I
    can't hit the lottery (in all cases, I've lost more than I've won).

    I still have most of my teeth - fortunately.

    Good for you. Remember, if you have 32 redneck women, you have a full
    set of teeth. <G>

    I can't further comment without being overly cruel. <G> Might be
    justified but cruel.

    It's a double standard. "They" are right, but everyone else is wrong.
    So, they can say whatever they want, but you don't dare speak any dissent. That's what totalitarian despot dictatorships have.

    Me either. I've had friends that have had it and had seizures right in front of me! Talk about scary!! One trick I found helps... yell things
    to make them think! It gets the noggin in gear and helps get things
    back in order. When I have diabetic seizures that's what I do. A couple have turned into mild stroke and each time it's occured I've managed to shrug it off by thinking of mathematical equasions, or program code.

    I'm pre-type 2...the highest my A1C has been is 6.1 (the threshold is 6.4). If I remember right, there is a medical net on D-Star on Saturday mornings,
    but the info escapes me offhand. One of the area hams loves CW, and did a segment called "Health Talk" on one of the local radio stations years ago.
    He has retired now (age), but he would go down to Florida in the dead of winter, and work CW on the HF bands...telling folks in Canada how warm and beautiful the tropical climate was. You could almost hear them telling him
    to STFU. <G>

    I'm sure that music wasn't the only thing beating <G>

    Never mind watching the pendulum swing. <EG>

    There's a LOT of truths you never hear a peep about. They really need
    to be exposed, such as the first group of people to storm INSIDE the capital on January 6 were Antifa members, NOT MAGA folk. Babbitt was killed by the same capital cop who allowed Scalise to be shot during
    that warm-up ball game. Note: that black cop is also a high ranking BLM member. I'll stop.

    The only consolation that I have is that on Judgment Day, everything
    will come out in the wash...even for those hams who really did me dirty
    years ago...and I nearly quit the hobby because of it.

    I shave mine, then drive down the freeway and open the sunroof... to
    enjoy the sensation of the air blowing through my scalp :P~

    Never mind "shine your head for a quarter". <G>

    If I want drama I'll date again.

    Same here. While I hardly consider myself as "Fresh Meat", to me, there
    is nothing left in the sea anymore.

    It's not at all fun, trust me.

    I've had sinus issues for nearly 50 years, and they still have no clue
    on how to treat it.

    My neighbor had some bear in his yard, they left the rear evidence
    there. I told him next time leave the roll of Charmin out for it <G>

    Or the bear coming out of the residence where it said "The Woods" on
    the door...or out of the forest, saying "I wouldn't go in there, if I
    were you". <G>

    Daryl

    ... Tried keeping a stiff upper lip, but my face muscles hurt.
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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:10:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Well, I will have some stuff about the hobby. Yet, hams do like to ragchew about things besides ham radio.

    I just don't want to upset the moderators... sometimes they may get crabby :)

    I was surprised when I went into a restaurant earlier...they finally
    got rid of the mask requirement. I am full as a tick right now, from
    the heavy grazing. Again, H.A.M. stands for H)ave A)nother M)eal. With
    all I ate (garlic cheese sticks, salad, chicken parmasan with angel
    hair pasta, mozaralla cheese, and tomato sauce...all washed down with
    3 glasses of sweet tea), I won't need to eat again until tomorrow.

    Sounds like you went to OG... not old guy (but would be fitting :p )

    I can write a batchfile for the BBS, but my programming ends at
    setting the clock on the microwave oven...I'll starve to death if I
    forget how to do that. <G>

    It comes with DOS, and Warp 4 comes with voice commanding. I played with it back in the day. Was sorta neat. Kept having the urge to say "Computer,
    fire phasers!" <G>

    At a restaurant today, I was telling some ham radio pun humor to this
    14 year old girl (her parents were right there), and it all depended on where your mind was. All of it was strictly ham radio terms and puns... and the FCC would've strung me up had I used vulgar language on the
    air. My brother said it was vulgar language, and I said "it just shows where your mind was".

    The other night a latina came in wearing something like a sweater coat
    with nothing on underneath except a very see through bra. It kept her front pretty much covered except when she was cashing out she casually used her fingers to hook the inside edges of the coat to pull it wide open. Gave me
    full view! I didn't DARE say a peep and did what I could NOT to stare but
    I did sneak a peek. If you're going to show in public... I almost used the classic Bond line he used in Diamonds are Forever to Jill St. John "that's
    a quaint almost nothing you have on" but nope... keep it professional.

    No one has any respect for anyone else's stuff anymore...or very few
    do.

    I blame the parents for that... and other factors I won't get into.

    On the local station, KMJX, an Arkansas DJ legend, Bob Robbins, is on the air Monday through Friday from 5am to 10am. He gives the time, weather, etc. -- but there's a lot of stuff that's obviously
    pre-recorded. He also heads up the yearly Toys For Tots campaign around Christmas.

    A lot of morning shows are live. That's considered "prime time" for radio.

    Speaking of which, would you believe that an area Hobby Lobby ALREADY has Christmas stuff available?? I've heard of Christmas In July, but
    that is ridiculous. A few years ago, there was a commercial for
    Staples, that was using the Andy Williams classic "It's The Most
    Wonderful Time Of The Year"...running in late July. I thought "Gad!!
    Not Christmas Stuff Already!!" Well, you see a little boy and girl, walking sullenly with long faces, like they're about to get the
    spanking of their lives... and it's Daddy with "It's Back To School Time!!"...and I went "YES!!" <G>.

    No different than Amazon's Prime Days... which are going on now.

    It's a double standard. "They" are right, but everyone else is wrong. So, they can say whatever they want, but you don't dare speak any
    dissent. That's what totalitarian despot dictatorships have.

    Agreed.

    I'm pre-type 2...the highest my A1C has been is 6.1 (the threshold is 6.4). If I remember right, there is a medical net on D-Star on Saturday mornings, but the info escapes me offhand. One of the area hams loves
    CW, and did a segment called "Health Talk" on one of the local radio stations years ago. He has retired now (age), but he would go down to Florida in the dead of winter, and work CW on the HF bands...telling
    folks in Canada how warm and beautiful the tropical climate was. You
    could almost hear them telling him to STFU. <G>

    My last one was 14.7 and rising. They can't get it under control. I've had
    some strokes already. The side effects of having such high A1C are really getting to me now. If they ever vote in "right to life" here, I'm signing up!

    The only consolation that I have is that on Judgment Day, everything will come out in the wash...even for those hams who really did me dirty years ago...and I nearly quit the hobby because of it.

    We have to go up, the politicians are going to fill up the south <G>

    Same here. While I hardly consider myself as "Fresh Meat", to me,
    there is nothing left in the sea anymore.

    Pretty much my attitude. I'm set in my ways, don't need or want that to be disrupted now <G>

    I've had sinus issues for nearly 50 years, and they still have no
    clue on how to treat it.

    I feel your pains! I've had horrid allergies since I was little. Took shots
    for 5 years, if anything it made my spring allergies worse! The specialist
    told me my best place to live would be Atlantis - but with my allergies I'd
    be allergic to seaweed :\


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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 16:23:00
    Daryl;

    In case you missed this on the packet boards...

    A.A.A.D.D.- KNOW THE SYMPTOMS!

    Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.



    Age-Activated Attention-Deficit Disorder.



    This is how it manifests:



    I decide to water my garden.
    As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
    I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.



    As I start toward the garage,
    I notice mail on the porch table that
    I brought up from the mail box earlier.



    I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.



    I lay my car keys on the table,
    Put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,
    And notice that the can is full.



    So, I decide to put the bills back
    On the table and take out the garbage first...



    But then I think,
    Since I'm going to be near the mailbox
    When I take out the garbage anyway,
    I may as well pay the bills first.



    I take my cheque book off the table,
    And see that there is only one cheque left.
    My extra cheques are in my desk in the study,
    So I go inside the house to my desk where
    I find the can of Pepsi I'd been drinking .



    I'm going to look for my cheques,
    But first I need to push the Pepsi aside
    So that I don't accidentally knock it over.



    The Pepsi is getting warm,
    And I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.



    As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi,
    A vase of flowers on the counter
    Catches my eye--they need water.



    I put the Pepsi on the counter and
    Discover my reading glasses that
    I've been searching for all morning.
    I decide I better put them back on my desk,
    But first I'm going to water the flowers.



    I set the glasses back down on the counter ,
    Fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.
    Someone left it on the kitchen table.



    I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV,
    I'll be looking for the remote,
    But I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table,
    So I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
    But first I'll water the flowers.



    I pour some water in the flowers,
    But quite a bit of it spills on the floor.



    So, I set the remote back on the table,
    Get some towels and wipe up the spill.



    Then, I head down the hall trying to
    Remember what I was planning to do.



    At the end of the day:
    The car isn't washed,
    The bills aren't paid,
    There is a warm can of
    Pepsi sitting on the counter,
    The flowers don't have enough water,
    There is still only 1 cheque in my cheque book,
    I can't find the remote,
    I can't find my glasses,
    And I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
    Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,
    I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day,
    And I'm really tired.



    I realize this is a serious problem,
    And I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail....



    Do me a favour
    Forward this message to everyone you know,
    Because I don't remember who I've sent it to.

    <BEG>

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 21:15:00
    Brian,

    In case you missed this on the packet boards...

    A.A.A.D.D.- KNOW THE SYMPTOMS!

    Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.

    Age-Activated Attention-Deficit Disorder.

    Now, I know what I can add to my medical list (hi hi).

    I've forwarded this to several echoes. :)

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 21:25:00
    Brian,

    I just don't want to upset the moderators... sometimes they may get
    crabby :)

    Yeah, I've seen echoes like that.

    Sounds like you went to OG... not old guy (but would be fitting :p )

    After the big meal at lunch (H.A.M. stands for "Have Another Meal", and
    you don't call us "Late For Dinner"), I don't have the appetite to eat the
    rest of the day. Plus, in the evenings, I'm usually doing traffic nets.

    It comes with DOS, and Warp 4 comes with voice commanding. I played
    with it back in the day. Was sorta neat. Kept having the urge to say "Computer, fire phasers!" <G>

    It'd be my luck that guns would rise out of the monitor, and fire on me. :P

    The other night a latina came in wearing something like a sweater coat with nothing on underneath except a very see through bra. It kept her front pretty much covered except when she was cashing out she casually used her fingers to hook the inside edges of the coat to pull it wide open. Gave me full view! I didn't DARE say a peep and did what I could
    NOT to stare but I did sneak a peek. If you're going to show in
    public... I almost used the classic Bond line he used in Diamonds are Forever to Jill St. John "that's a quaint almost nothing you have on"
    but nope... keep it professional.

    If you go to my bio on QRZ, and click on the hyperlink, look for the PDF
    file on ham radio humor. Non-hams wouldn't understand it, but the nights I
    did that on the air, folks were roaring in laughter.

    I loved those original James Bond movies...the one I remember most (and
    for its theme music) was "Live And Let Die".

    I blame the parents for that... and other factors I won't get into.

    I got my share of spankings growing up, and I consider myself better for it.


    A lot of morning shows are live. That's considered "prime time" for
    radio.

    Years ago, a DJ known as "Brother Hal Webber" was on KLRA (that station has since changed owners and format from country-western to Spanish), and it
    ounded
    like a guy in his 80s at the mic...but he was only in his 30s. The thing is, if you wanted air time for commercials on his show, you had to buy time on all the others as well. But, except for news/talk in the morning and afternoon, most
    ll
    the local talent is gone from radio.

    No different than Amazon's Prime Days... which are going on now.

    I've bought stuff from Amazon in the past, but don't need to now (never
    mind I can't afford it). I've heard some hams refer to themselves as
    "D-Star Poor"...they have so many rigs. <G>

    My last one was 14.7 and rising. They can't get it under control. I've
    had some strokes already. The side effects of having such high A1C are really getting to me now. If they ever vote in "right to life" here,
    I'm signing up!

    I saw a bumper sticker once for a college swim team, that noted "Breast Strokers Have More Fun". <G> I also saw a joke where a guy lamented that
    he's not allowed in the hospital staffs anymore. His defense was "the sign
    said 'Stroke Patients Here'". <G>

    We have to go up, the politicians are going to fill up the south <G>

    That's like the joke where there was a mixup, and two heating and air conditioning technicians "mistakenly" got sent to Hell instead of Heaven.
    When St. Peter discovered the error, he "called the Hell Hotline", and
    was demanding Satan release those two. Well, Satan was grateful that St.
    Peter sent those two to Hell, as they now have central heat and air down
    there, and it's very comfortable. When St. Peter threatened to file a
    lawsuit, Satan replied "Right. Where are YOU going to get a lawyer??". <G>

    Pretty much my attitude. I'm set in my ways, don't need or want that to
    be disrupted now <G>

    We all get set in our ways as we get older.

    I feel your pains! I've had horrid allergies since I was little. Took shots for 5 years, if anything it made my spring allergies worse! The specialist told me my best place to live would be Atlantis - but with
    my allergies I'd be allergic to seaweed :\

    The closest I get to Atlantis is a door on the BBS. :P I've always been weather sensitive...having been:

    1) Under 2 tornadic funnel clouds.
    2) Within a mile of an F-1 and F-4 rain wrapped tornado.
    3) A 2 time lightning strike survivor (both indirect, but still got the
    severe shock, and have nervous system damage as a result).
    4) Nearly drowned in a flash flood.

    Skywarn was what got me into ham radio 30 years ago...but after 28
    years, I got burned out on weather. The emphasis is now trains and
    railroad crossing safety.

    I used to do "The Weather Watch Net", a "pre-net" for Arkansas
    Skywarn, while folks were heading to the National Weather Service
    in North Little Rock for activation (this was long before COVID-19),
    or no one was available. In Arkansas, most of our severe weather is
    after sunset, and overnight.

    Well, one night, there had been a tornado near Atkins, Arkansas
    (where the pickles were made), and I was on the air around 3am local
    time. One ham came on the frequency, and said "I swear!! Every time
    there's bad weather, and I come on the frequency, and you're here.
    Don't you ever sleep??!!".

    I sarcastically replied "No. Next Question"...and then I busted
    out laughing. <G>

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 20:11:00
    Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    After the big meal at lunch (H.A.M. stands for "Have Another Meal",
    and you don't call us "Late For Dinner"), I don't have the appetite to
    eat the rest of the day. Plus, in the evenings, I'm usually doing
    traffic nets.

    After the disaster last night, I almost didn't want to eat at all today. A station in italy decided to link his NNTP with global Usenet. The profanity
    and non-ham calls was in the hundreds and went around the globe in seconds
    due to internet forwarding! They seem to think that it's OK to "experiment" even though thousands of licenses were put at risk (and still are!). It
    only confirms my decision NOT to renew. The offender not once apologized! Instead he tried to fault other softwares. This sort of mentality is not appreciated or desired and I don't have to put up with it. I have a choice to leave ham radio and I shall do so.

    It'd be my luck that guns would rise out of the monitor, and fire on
    me. :P

    After what I had to do the past 24 hours, that'd be welcomed!

    I loved those original James Bond movies...the one I remember most
    (and for its theme music) was "Live And Let Die".

    That's my favorite Moore era film. Diamonds are Forever is one of my all-time favorite Bond films. Connery had a great line in there when he said to Jill
    St. John when she switched hair color and she asked if he approved he said
    "As long as the collar and cuffs match..." <BEG>

    I got my share of spankings growing up, and I consider myself better
    for it.

    I believe when I was a kid, my mom used my butt to justify getting new pots
    and pans <G> When I was in my teens she became one of those earlobe twisters until that one day when she went one twist too far. She grabbed and twisted twice over and I stood my ground. She went for a 3rd twist and I quickly reached out and grabbed HER earlobe and gave it 3 quick twists to match.
    She tried to maintain being mad and hide the pain but my hysterical laughter
    at the situation at hand was too much. The stand-off lasted a good 20 minutes and was the last time Wyatt Earp fired lobe twisters at me <G>

    Years ago, a DJ known as "Brother Hal Webber" was on KLRA (that
    station has since changed owners and format from country-western to Spanish), and it ounded
    like a guy in his 80s at the mic...but he was only in his 30s. The
    thing is, if you wanted air time for commercials on his show, you had
    to buy time on all the others as well. But, except for news/talk in the morning and afternoon, most ll
    the local talent is gone from radio.

    We had a guy in the market named Bob Steele. He *was* in his 80s and had ratings unheard of in the nation! No one wanted to go up against him in the
    AM Drive timeslot. I worked WITH him as an intern only 5 years later to have
    a show against him. He was on a 50,000w flame thrower, and I was on a 500w daytimer. 6 months going head to head and I beat him my 1/10th of a point! The reward was to get passed over for 3 promotions in a row. I quit shortly there after.

    I've bought stuff from Amazon in the past, but don't need to now
    (never mind I can't afford it). I've heard some hams refer to
    themselves as "D-Star Poor"...they have so many rigs. <G>

    I won't buy a digital radio ever again. D-star I have 0 use for... same
    with DMR or Fusion. In fact, I wrote the league today after getting the latest copy of Q-Street and told them to please NOT send it to me. I'm not at all a fan of Newington, I know more honest people in the DC swamp!

    I sent your Ham_Humor.pdf out to a couple of my support lists with credit
    to you. Expect tomatos your way <G>

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Thursday, June 17, 2021 16:44:00
    Brian,

    softwares. This sort of mentality is not appreciated or desired and I don't have to put up with it. I have a choice to leave ham radio and I shall do so.

    There was an individual who swore he would NOT wear a mask because of the COVID-19 restrictions, at a license exam session. So, I quoted section F of Part 97 to him, told the faculty advisor, and the individual was promptly removed from the list server. There are too many people in the world and in hobbies who feel that rules are made to be broken, and that those rules do
    not apply to them. Stuff like that leaves a bad taste in everyone's mouth,
    and when a hobby doesn't become enjoyable anymore, it's time to quit.

    After what I had to do the past 24 hours, that'd be welcomed!

    No one signed up for the test session by the 48 hour advance deadline for
    a session on Saturday, so I canceled it, and it got rescheduled. I posted
    that if we don't get anyone to sign up for the next one, we're going to take
    a hard look at whether we need to do exams at all. It's ironic that the only time that folks seem to be interested in taking a license exam is right
    before the Question Pool changes. Several years ago, an examinee came in,
    and failed the Technician exam miserably. It turned out that his study guide was 2 pools (eight years) out of date!!

    That's my favorite Moore era film. Diamonds are Forever is one of my all-time favorite Bond films. Connery had a great line in there when he said to Jill St. John when she switched hair color and she asked if he approved he said "As long as the collar and cuffs match..." <BEG>

    The scene I remember was him in the small plane coming out of the hangar,
    and the thugs close the doors on him. He grumbles "Holy $***". <G> I can't recall who did the theme, but I always thought that was cool.

    I believe when I was a kid, my mom used my butt to justify getting new pots and pans <G> When I was in my teens she became one of those
    earlobe twisters until that one day when she went one twist too far.

    Never mind "I heard that". <G>

    BR> We had a guy in the market named Bob Steele. He *was* in his 80s and
    had ratings unheard of in the nation! No one wanted to go up against
    him in the AM Drive timeslot. I worked WITH him as an intern only 5
    years later to have a show against him. He was on a 50,000w flame
    thrower, and I was on a 500w daytimer. 6 months going head to head and
    I beat him my 1/10th of a point! The reward was to get passed over for
    3 promotions in a row. I quit shortly there after.

    There is a Bob Steele in the Little Rock market, but he's much younger.

    I won't buy a digital radio ever again. D-star I have 0 use for... same with DMR or Fusion. In fact, I wrote the league today after getting the latest copy of Q-Street and told them to please NOT send it to me. I'm
    not at all a fan of Newington, I know more honest people in the DC
    swamp!

    They sent out a big email deal to Life Members the other day, wanting
    them to confirm their details. Since I'm a Life Member of ARRL (also of
    QCWA, PCARS, and Handi-Hams), I got one, and called to see if the email
    was legitimate. They had to address that in this weeks ARRL Letter.

    I sent your Ham_Humor.pdf out to a couple of my support lists with
    credit to you. Expect tomatos your way <G>

    You must've been a fan of Shakespeare's groundlings. <G> I could go
    for a good salad right now, though. :)

    Yet, I trust you DID get laughs from the stuff...especially "The
    Missing Q Signals". <BG>

    Daryl

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Friday, June 18, 2021 01:17:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    There was an individual who swore he would NOT wear a mask because of the COVID-19 restrictions, at a license exam session. So, I quoted
    section F of Part 97 to him, told the faculty advisor, and the
    individual was promptly removed from the list server. There are too
    many people in the world and in hobbies who feel that rules are made to
    be broken, and that those rules do not apply to them. Stuff like that leaves a bad taste in everyone's mouth, and when a hobby doesn't become enjoyable anymore, it's time to quit.

    I've been wanting to get out for years but packet folk won't let me! Now I'm back into the NTS nets and FTNs which I'm enjoying a LOT more. About 8 months ago I did put all my gear up for sale. No takers.

    No one signed up for the test session by the 48 hour advance deadline for a session on Saturday, so I canceled it, and it got rescheduled. I posted that if we don't get anyone to sign up for the next one, we're going to take a hard look at whether we need to do exams at all. It's ironic that the only time that folks seem to be interested in taking a license exam is right before the Question Pool changes. Several years
    ago, an examinee came in, and failed the Technician exam miserably. It turned out that his study guide was 2 pools (eight years) out of date!!

    That shouldn't at all be surprising... you know how fast government works.
    As I said to one ham... feel lucky you're not 13 and they're controlling your puberty <G>

    The scene I remember was him in the small plane coming out of the hangar, and the thugs close the doors on him. He grumbles "Holy $***".
    <G> I can't recall who did the theme, but I always thought that was cool.

    Sir Paul McCartney and Wings (speaking of planes).

    Never mind "I heard that". <G>

    So says Paul from Verizon :P~

    There is a Bob Steele in the Little Rock market, but he's much
    younger.

    I would hope so! Ours has been lawn fertilzer for a good number of years now.

    They sent out a big email deal to Life Members the other day, wanting them to confirm their details. Since I'm a Life Member of ARRL (also of QCWA, PCARS, and Handi-Hams), I got one, and called to see if the email was legitimate. They had to address that in this weeks ARRL Letter.

    Why do they have "life members"? Don't they realize you can get hit by a car tomorrow? <G> In fact, I fired off a lovely nasty to Newington yesterday telling them to stuff their QST rag elsewhere I don't want it. Funny, I never got a confirmation reply LOL

    You must've been a fan of Shakespeare's groundlings. <G> I could go
    for a good salad right now, though. :)

    I can't do salads... used to but they don't sit properly with me.

    Yet, I trust you DID get laughs from the stuff...especially "The
    Missing Q Signals". <BG>

    Yes I did.. and shared it with a few others who liked the laffs!

    ... Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Friday, June 18, 2021 11:03:00
    Brian,

    I've been wanting to get out for years but packet folk won't let me!
    Now I'm back into the NTS nets and FTNs which I'm enjoying a LOT more. About 8 months ago I did put all my gear up for sale. No takers.

    So many want something for nothing...then they'll turn around and want
    money for it.

    That shouldn't at all be surprising... you know how fast government
    works. As I said to one ham... feel lucky you're not 13 and they're controlling your puberty <G>

    That's probably coming...I don't believe I just went there. <EG>

    Sir Paul McCartney and Wings (speaking of planes).

    That's the one!! Thanks...I'm not a fan of rock music, but I really
    did like that one. Now, I think of the tagline...Baud, James Baud...
    agent 300...he did things slowly and deliberately. <G>

    So says Paul from Verizon :P~

    I have their Mi-Fi, for when I do a demo of "internet radio" or to
    show off my telnet BBS. On a train trip several years ago, I was doing
    nets from the Sleeping Car compartment.

    I would hope so! Ours has been lawn fertilzer for a good number of
    years now.

    I think I saw a ham with a similar name as mine in New England.

    Why do they have "life members"? Don't they realize you can get hit by
    a car tomorrow? <G> In fact, I fired off a lovely nasty to Newington yesterday telling them to stuff their QST rag elsewhere I don't want
    it. Funny, I never got a confirmation reply LOL

    In Canada, your license is good for 125 years since your birth year... technically a life license. In the US, it's only good for 10 years. Still
    no word from the Friendly Candy Company <G> on the $35 fee.

    I can't do salads... used to but they don't sit properly with me.

    I can handle iceberg lettuce, but not romaine or leaf.

    Yes I did.. and shared it with a few others who liked the laffs!

    Too little to laugh at nowadays.

    Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.

    How about this tagline??

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Friday, June 18, 2021 21:19:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    So many want something for nothing...then they'll turn around and
    want money for it.

    I've actually been called a communist because I don't charge for my software!
    I don't believe in a monetary exchange for my developer's work in the hobby. There are those who do and those who collect somewhat of a salary but I
    refuse. It keeps me honest and I believe keeps the integrity up there too.
    It also keeps the greed factor out! I've seen good coders get greedy and then the quality goes down the jpole.

    That's probably coming...I don't believe I just went there. <EG>

    If government is involved it's NOT <BEG>

    That's the one!! Thanks...I'm not a fan of rock music, but I really
    did like that one. Now, I think of the tagline...Baud, James Baud...
    agent 300...he did things slowly and deliberately. <G>

    LOL! I told someone your H.A.M. line, she died laughing!

    I have their Mi-Fi, for when I do a demo of "internet radio" or to
    show off my telnet BBS. On a train trip several years ago, I was doing nets from the Sleeping Car compartment.

    Nets from a Sleeping Car compartment?... was it "fish"nets? <G>

    I think I saw a ham with a similar name as mine in New England.

    Tons of people share my name. One is a UFC fighter, guess my name packs some punch :P~

    In Canada, your license is good for 125 years since your birth
    year... technically a life license. In the US, it's only good for 10 years. Still no word from the Friendly Candy Company <G> on the $35
    fee.

    It's enacted... Pae insured to screw us all prior to leaving. My view is;
    If I have to *pay* to use FREE airwaves then I want *full* privs! That may happen... when Obama/Clintons/FBI/etc goes to prison.

    I can handle iceberg lettuce, but not romaine or leaf.

    I can handle it fine... fondle, shread, wash it... <G>

    Too little to laugh at nowadays.

    Thats why I enjoy making memes and with what's going on in the sludge/swamp
    the targets are just too easy.

    How about this tagline??
    ... Streakers, Repant!! Your end is in sight!!

    Streakers tan more evenly <EG>

    ... Bagpipers do it with amazing grace
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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Saturday, June 19, 2021 13:52:00
    Brian,

    I've actually been called a communist because I don't charge for my software! I don't believe in a monetary exchange for my developer's
    work in the hobby. There are those who do and those who collect
    somewhat of a salary but I refuse. It keeps me honest and I believe
    keeps the integrity up there too. It also keeps the greed factor out!
    I've seen good coders get greedy and then the quality goes down the
    jpole.

    Sean Dennis, KS4TD, does "Cheepware" and runs Micronet. He doesn't charge
    for his software either.

    That's probably coming...I don't believe I just went there. <EG>

    If government is involved it's NOT <BEG>

    And, they didn't do it on the sperm of the moment...but they are the
    cream of the crop. <EG> I think the heat outside has gotten to me, and
    I'm having an A.A.A.D.D. flareup (BTW, I've forwarded that to several
    folks, and they love it <G>).

    LOL! I told someone your H.A.M. line, she died laughing!

    Was she a toon?? :P I've heard on numerous nets, when one tells what
    they were doing for dinner, a ham keys up, and says "What's your address??
    I'll be right over". <G>

    Nets from a Sleeping Car compartment?... was it "fish"nets? <G>

    The one net I remember doing was via CQ100...while I was in, then
    leaving St. Louis, on the way back to Little Rock on Amtrak.

    Tons of people share my name. One is a UFC fighter, guess my name packs some punch :P~

    Is it Hawaiian?? Back to the grass skirts again. <G>

    It's enacted... Pae insured to screw us all prior to leaving. My view
    is; If I have to *pay* to use FREE airwaves then I want *full* privs!
    That may happen... when Obama/Clintons/FBI/etc goes to prison.

    The Good Lord gave me another poem last night..."They Get What They Deserved". The world looks at that as "Karma", but you know what they say
    about paybacks. <G>

    I can handle it fine... fondle, shread, wash it... <G>

    ERROR: ORG.ASM not found. Fondle any key to retry.

    How about this tagline??
    ... Streakers, Repant!! Your end is in sight!!

    Streakers tan more evenly <EG>

    That they do. :)

    ... Bagpipers do it with amazing grace

    I love hearing it done that way.

    Daryl

    ... Put The Cat Out?? I didn't know it was on fire!!
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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Sunday, June 20, 2021 09:12:00
    Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Sean Dennis, KS4TD, does "Cheepware" and runs Micronet. He doesn't charge for his software either.

    The guy who called me a commie was only trying to help me make a few bucks,
    but then legalities as far as support and such come into play. I don't
    want those sorts of headaches!

    And, they didn't do it on the sperm of the moment...but they are the cream of the crop. <EG> I think the heat outside has gotten to me, and
    I'm having an A.A.A.D.D. flareup (BTW, I've forwarded that to several folks, and they love it <G>).

    That's a def keeper!

    Was she a toon?? :P I've heard on numerous nets, when one tells what they were doing for dinner, a ham keys up, and says "What's your
    address?? I'll be right over". <G>

    That's common talk, or if one is having ice cream on an ultra hot day,
    someone will say "you have to share with everyone on the net".

    Is it Hawaiian?? Back to the grass skirts again. <G>

    I couldn't be so lucky lol

    The Good Lord gave me another poem last night..."They Get What They Deserved". The world looks at that as "Karma", but you know what they
    say about paybacks. <G>

    Flood? sorry I sold my gear. Tornados coming? Sorry I'm evacuating my family. They want to continue to step on us.. I can step too - and with my neuropathy
    I won't feel any pins they may try to stick in me <G>

    ERROR: ORG.ASM not found. Fondle any key to retry.

    LOL

    I have some train taglines for you...

    Confucius say: Man who put head on rail road track get splitting headache.

    Darn - missed the train to reality again!

    Gates are down the lights are flashing but the train isn't coming.

    If a train station is a station where the train stops what's a workstation?

    Kramer's Law: You can never tell which way the train went by looking at the tracks.

    Make like a train and leave tracks.

    My train of thought derails frequently.

    Now that's one train of thought I'm glad I'm not riding!

    Railroad engineers are on the right track.

    The hardest thing is to disguise your feelings when you put a lot of
    relatives on the train for home.

    The sign said Stop Look Listen ... and while I did the train hit me.

    When you've read about one train wreck you've read about them all.

    Enjoy <G>

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Sunday, June 20, 2021 18:25:00
    Brian,

    The guy who called me a commie was only trying to help me make a few bucks, but then legalities as far as support and such come into play. I don't want those sorts of headaches!

    Excederin PM won't help those. :P I get enough of the migraine sinus ones.

    I'm having an A.A.A.D.D. flareup (BTW, I've forwarded that to several folks, and they love it <G>).

    That's a def keeper!

    I sent it to KB8UUZ, Editor of The Radiogram, with the Portage County
    Amateur Radio Club (PCARS) in Ohio...he got a kick out of it. He plans to
    put it in their next issue...and I'm going to try to put it into the back
    of the e-Edition of the square dance publication.

    Was she a toon?? :P I've heard on numerous nets, when one tells what they were doing for dinner, a ham keys up, and says "What's your
    address?? I'll be right over". <G>

    That's common talk, or if one is having ice cream on an ultra hot day, someone will say "you have to share with everyone on the net".

    It tends to make the coaxial cables rather sticky. <G>

    Is it Hawaiian?? Back to the grass skirts again. <G>

    I couldn't be so lucky lol

    That's when you want the weed eater. <EG>

    Flood? sorry I sold my gear. Tornados coming? Sorry I'm evacuating my family. They want to continue to step on us.. I can step too - and with
    my neuropathy I won't feel any pins they may try to stick in me <G>

    I had the electric nerve conductivity test several years ago, as I have nervous system damage from 2 lightning strikes...it was a rather shocking experience. <G>

    ERROR: ORG.ASM not found. Fondle any key to retry.

    LOL

    And, the reader makes orgiastic noises. Sean also did an "adult door"
    called "The Dr. Seuss Purity Test". That's obviously for "mature adults",
    but it mentions some "wild options". My late XYL and I were adventurous,
    but not that much. However, this joke comes to mind.

    This OM and XYL decided to get "frisky". He walked into the bedroom,
    and she was hot and amorous ("Beat Me, Whip Me"). Well, he didn't have
    anything handy, so he went out to their van, to get the antennas with
    the quick disconnects (I guess he wanted a "quickie" (hi hi)). So, he
    takes them back in, and they proceed to beat and thrash their nude
    bodies with the antennas.

    Now, that's NOT my idea of a good time...but if that's what the couple wanted, more power to them.

    Anyway, after a few days, the welts were stinging real bad, so they
    went to the ER. The doctor has them both strip naked, and asks them if
    they got that from having sex. They tearfully confessed that they did.

    The doctor growled "I thought so. That's the worst case of van-aerial
    disease I've ever seen". <EG> I remember talking to my mother-in-law
    years ago, and my wife was listening on the speaker phone. When I got to
    the punchline, my wife screamed "OH, NO!!", and my mother-in-law started laughing uncontrollably.

    Shortly after that, my mother-in-law, had to catch a flight at the
    Orlando Airport (they lived in nearby Apopka). She ended up getting
    frisked at the security checkpoint, and was making all these orgiastic
    noises. When I told my wife, she let out a scream, and put her hand
    over her mouth!! The next day, she asked her Mom "I hear you've been
    getting kinky with airport security!!". Her Mom asked "Who told you??
    Daryl??", and she replied "Who Else??". I was over in the corner,
    laughing my butt off, and she turned to me, and spit like a mad cat...
    the same reaction I got when I forgot to put the toilet seat down. I
    grew up with a brother...I didn't know it took women forever and a day
    to get ready, etc.

    I have some train taglines for you...

    Confucius say: Man who put head on rail road track get splitting
    headache.

    Welded or jointed??

    Darn - missed the train to reality again!

    On my train of thought, the passengers are riding for half fare.

    Gates are down the lights are flashing but the train isn't coming.

    The wheel's spinning, but the hamsters dead.

    If a train station is a station where the train stops what's a workstation?

    Washington, DC. <BG>

    Kramer's Law: You can never tell which way the train went by looking at the tracks.

    You need to ask Wile E. Coyote (Super Genius).

    The sign said Stop Look Listen ... and while I did the train hit me.

    You were on the wrong track.

    Or the meme, with a picture of a runaway train on a milk carton, asking
    "Have You Seen Me??". Or a train with legs on it, and the dispatcher
    on the telegraph and radio saying "We've Got A Runaway Train". <G>

    Daryl

    ... Try to beat a train to a railroad crossing, and you'll be dead wrong.
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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 09:19:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Excederin PM won't help those. :P I get enough of the migraine sinus ones.

    No those sorts of headaches don't vanish easily.

    I sent it to KB8UUZ, Editor of The Radiogram, with the Portage County Amateur Radio Club (PCARS) in Ohio...he got a kick out of it. He plans
    to put it in their next issue...and I'm going to try to put it into the back of the e-Edition of the square dance publication.

    LOL I've saved that one too. I shared it with our Nutmeg NCs.

    It tends to make the coaxial cables rather sticky. <G>

    A young 20-something YL seems to have the same effect. We used to have
    one on one of our nets and she was a cutie. I'd just sit back and watch
    the pileup after net was over. Worse than I-70 in the mountains in pennsylvania during a blizzard. <G>

    That's when you want the weed eater. <EG>

    Speaking of which, looks like they're going to legalize that here :\
    As the brits say: A population under the influence is easy to control.
    Which is why the Roosevelts used to get paid to smuggle opium from India
    to the UK.

    I had the electric nerve conductivity test several years ago, as I
    have nervous system damage from 2 lightning strikes...it was a rather shocking experience. <G>

    I had that too. When the tech was setting the probes into my feet he wasn't getting ANY reading at all. He kept thinking something was wrong or he may
    have had a broken lead wire. He even cranked it up to full (350V) still nothing!.. so he turned it down and moved a lead further up my shin and he barely got a reading. Told me he's never seen such a horrible case of it before. Was even more "shocked" I'm still driving.

    And, the reader makes orgiastic noises. Sean also did an "adult door" called "The Dr. Seuss Purity Test". That's obviously for "mature
    adults", but it mentions some "wild options". My late XYL and I were adventurous, but not that much. However, this joke comes to mind.

    I have a few on my BBS... just games no biggie. (that's what SHE said :p)


    The doctor growled "I thought so. That's the worst case of van-aerial disease I've ever seen". <EG> I remember talking to my mother-in-law
    years ago, and my wife was listening on the speaker phone. When I got
    to the punchline, my wife screamed "OH, NO!!", and my mother-in-law started laughing uncontrollably.

    That takes being mobile to a totally different level. Guess you could
    say they got "crackin'" <G>

    Guess you liked the train tags :)

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:08:00
    Brian,

    No those sorts of headaches don't vanish easily.

    I'm reminded of the joke where the guy brings an aspirin and a cup of water to his wife. She asks what those are for, and he says "your headache". When
    she replies "I don't have a headache", grinning wryly, he says "that's just what I've been waiting to hear" (hi hi).

    It tends to make the coaxial cables rather sticky. <G>

    A young 20-something YL seems to have the same effect. We used to have
    one on one of our nets and she was a cutie. I'd just sit back and watch the pileup after net was over. Worse than I-70 in the mountains in pennsylvania during a blizzard. <G>

    The Radio Amateurs Club of Knoxville, Tennessee (still in existence) has
    the callsign W4BBB. At Field Day one year, this female operator (not sure
    if she was a YL or an XYL) had a sexy, sultry, voice, like a professional hooker (hi hi). She said it stood for "Women For Big, Blonde, and Beautiful"; can you say "massive pileup"?? (hi hi). If the women are at the mics, and
    the men are logging...for Field Day (which is this weekend) or otherwise... it's "game over". I doubt I'll operate or visit a site...thunderstorms are forecast Friday afternoon through at least next Monday, if not later. The weather has sure messed up my nets lately.

    Speaking of which, looks like they're going to legalize that here :\

    They already have dispensed a large amount of marijuana in Arkansas, with licensed dispensaries. I'm sure the state is raking a lot of tax money on it. There is so much "sin tax"...on things like tobacco, alcohol, and now, marijuana. I'm surprised they haven't done that at the adult bookstores. If they have, I'm not aware of it. My late XYL and I would buy porn to "prime
    the pumps"...because it's true if you have any underlying medical conditions, your libido is screwed (no pun intended).

    Well, we called it "Adult HGTV" <G>...rating things like the woodworking
    and woodcarving of the bed (some was rather exquisite and very detailed),
    the chandeliers on the ceiling, and pictures on the walls. We never could understand WHY women had to keep their shoes on when having sex. I'd be
    afraid of getting gored. :P

    As the brits say: A population under the influence is easy to control. Which is why the Roosevelts used to get paid to smuggle opium from
    India to the UK.

    Karl Marx referred to religion as "opiate of the masses", as so many
    seemed drugged to them. But, ever since the tower of Babel (read Genesis
    11 to see how that turned out...it was the talk of the town <G>)...man
    has wanted control...especially if God was entirely left out of the
    picture.

    I had that too. When the tech was setting the probes into my feet he wasn't getting ANY reading at all. He kept thinking something was wrong
    or he may have had a broken lead wire. He even cranked it up to full (350V) still nothing!.. so he turned it down and moved a lead further
    up my shin and he barely got a reading. Told me he's never seen such a horrible case of it before. Was even more "shocked" I'm still driving.

    That reminds me of the joke where the husband brings his wife, who's in labor, to the maternity ward of the hospital. The OB-GYN doctor tells them there's a new test...to transfer all the pain of childbirth from the mother
    to the father. Well, Momma was obviously all for it, and since Daddy had a
    high pain tolerance, they said "go for it". Well, they wired them up, and
    the doctor started with it on low, gradually increasing it. Neither Mom or
    Dad had any pain, and she delivered a healthy baby. But, when they got home, the milkman was found dead on the porch. <BG>

    I have a few on my BBS... just games no biggie. (that's what SHE said
    :p)

    I got the same reaction one time, over at the local square dance club
    callers house, where prospective callers were to "practice" for "amateur night". That calling is NOT as easy as it looks!! Well, I don't remember
    what the discussion was about, and when I replied "No Biggie", this good looking female dancer who was there said "That's what I heard". I wanted
    to say "How would YOU know??".

    It also reminds me of the joke (I'm full of it today, and I just got
    done fighting the cat for the sandbox <BG>), where this guy went into
    this bar, and there's a docile bull in the corner...and a big jar of
    money on the bar.

    There's a contest to make the bull laugh. So, this ol' boy buys his
    ticket, goes and whispers something in the bulls ear, and the bull
    busts out laughing uncontrollably. The bartender says "Well, looks
    like you're the winner", and the guy promptly takes the large amount
    of money and leaves (he brought the jar back later that day, in case
    there was another contests).

    Well, sure enough...the next week, there's another contest...this
    time, you have to make the bull cry. The guy buys his ticket, and
    asks if he can take the bull into the bathroom. Apprehensive, the
    bartender says "You're not going to do anything to him physically,
    are you??"...and he was assured that he was not.

    Moments later, the guy leads the bull out of the bathroom, and
    the bull is bawling like someone who just had a death in the family,
    or like a spoiled brat kid who didn't get his way (too many of them
    in the world today). So, the bartender says "Before I give you the
    money, I'd like to know how you won both contests...to make the bull
    laugh and cry".

    Grinning wryly, the guy said "First, I told the bull my [member]
    was bigger than his was...then, I proved it". <EG>

    That takes being mobile to a totally different level. Guess you could
    say they got "crackin'" <G>

    SWR stood for Sexual Whoopee Realized (hi hi).

    Guess you liked the train tags :)

    They got a vote on my ballast. <G> I originally would've been on Amtrak
    now, heading to New Orleans, then to Jackson, for this years National
    Square Dance Convention...but the car wreck, and plumbing issues ruined
    that.

    Daryl

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 11:12:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    I'm reminded of the joke where the guy brings an aspirin and a cup of water to his wife. She asks what those are for, and he says "your headache". When she replies "I don't have a headache", grinning wryly,
    he says "that's just what I've been waiting to hear" (hi hi).

    Uh huh lol Old joke but we're old operators.

    The Radio Amateurs Club of Knoxville, Tennessee (still in existence)
    has the callsign W4BBB. At Field Day one year, this female operator
    (not sure if she was a YL or an XYL) had a sexy, sultry, voice, like a professional hooker (hi hi). She said it stood for "Women For Big,
    Blonde, and Beautiful"; can you say "massive pileup"?? (hi hi). If the women are at the mics, and the men are logging...for Field Day (which
    is this weekend) or otherwise... it's "game over". I doubt I'll operate
    or visit a site...thunderstorms are forecast Friday afternoon through
    at least next Monday, if not later. The weather has sure messed up my
    nets lately.

    Absolutely! Best way to improve your Field Day score!.. get a sexy YL on
    the air! You'll miss more calls than you can log. I haven't done field day in decades... just lost interest. When the league told me they wish packet
    would vanish, I was done with them and all their contests.

    They already have dispensed a large amount of marijuana in Arkansas, with licensed dispensaries. I'm sure the state is raking a lot of tax money on it. There is so much "sin tax"...on things like tobacco,
    alcohol, and now, marijuana. I'm surprised they haven't done that at
    the adult bookstores. If they have, I'm not aware of it. My late XYL
    and I would buy porn to "prime the pumps"...because it's true if you
    have any underlying medical conditions, your libido is screwed (no pun intended).

    It's proven to be a HUGE source for tax revenues... especially since they're doing away with all the revenues from flavored stuff such as menthols. No
    more inner city folk "axing" for "newport hundeds". Shows how evil government really is. *sigh*

    Well, we called it "Adult HGTV" <G>...rating things like the
    woodworking and woodcarving of the bed (some was rather exquisite and
    very detailed), the chandeliers on the ceiling, and pictures on the
    walls. We never could understand WHY women had to keep their shoes on
    when having sex. I'd be afraid of getting gored. :P

    I don't even bother. I gave all that up in my 20s. Never been happier!

    That reminds me of the joke where the husband brings his wife, who's
    in labor, to the maternity ward of the hospital. The OB-GYN doctor
    tells them there's a new test...to transfer all the pain of childbirth from the mother to the father. Well, Momma was obviously all for it,
    and since Daddy had a high pain tolerance, they said "go for it". Well, they wired them up, and the doctor started with it on low, gradually increasing it. Neither Mom or Dad had any pain, and she delivered a healthy baby. But, when they got home, the milkman was found dead on
    the porch. <BG>

    Of course, with no more milk delivery that would make no sense at all
    to today's millenials, just like they don't know America was a rock group.

    I got the same reaction one time, over at the local square dance club callers house, where prospective callers were to "practice" for
    "amateur night". That calling is NOT as easy as it looks!! Well, I
    don't remember what the discussion was about, and when I replied "No Biggie", this good looking female dancer who was there said "That's
    what I heard". I wanted to say "How would YOU know??".

    Ouch! You should have volunteered she reach inside for the evidence <G>
    Like the guy who took his new date to his place... they were making out
    and he stripped her down - when she went to recipricate she noticed his
    lacking in size and started laughing out of control and said to him, "Just
    who on earth do you intend to please with THAT thing?!?" to which he proudly yelled "ME!!!" <BEG>

    SWR stood for Sexual Whoopee Realized (hi hi).

    LOL!

    They got a vote on my ballast. <G> I originally would've been on
    Amtrak now, heading to New Orleans, then to Jackson, for this years National Square Dance Convention...but the car wreck, and plumbing
    issues ruined that.

    At least you don't have to see a doctor for the 'plumbing' issues <G>

    ... Old photographers never die, they just stop developing.
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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 21:18:00
    Brian,

    Uh huh lol Old joke but we're old operators.

    QST. This is DOFEN - the Decrepit Old Farts Echo Net. <G>

    Absolutely! Best way to improve your Field Day score!.. get a sexy YL
    on the air! You'll miss more calls than you can log. I haven't done
    field day in decades... just lost interest. When the league told me
    they wish packet would vanish, I was done with them and all their contests.

    Jeff, VE6DV, who does the Multimode Digital Voice Net on the QuadNet
    Array on Saturday afternoon, tells that his XYL, Lana (who I don't
    think is licensed) that "she can make contacts that I can only dream
    about". <G>

    It's proven to be a HUGE source for tax revenues... especially since they're doing away with all the revenues from flavored stuff such as menthols. No more inner city folk "axing" for "newport hundeds". Shows
    how evil government really is. *sigh*

    Absolute power corrupts absolutely. :P

    I don't even bother. I gave all that up in my 20s. Never been happier!

    I never married until I was 43, but never thought I'd be a widower at 47...and never remarried. I don't want or need the extra drama nowadays.
    I can barely support myself, never mind someone else...especially if they
    have the mindset "I want this!! I want that!! Gimme!! Gimme!! Gimme!!
    Gimme!! Gimme!!".

    Of course, with no more milk delivery that would make no sense at all
    to today's millenials, just like they don't know America was a rock
    group.

    Never mind "Coming To America"...did Bruce Springsteen do that, or
    was that someone else??

    Ouch! You should have volunteered she reach inside for the evidence <G> Like the guy who took his new date to his place... they were making out and he stripped her down - when she went to recipricate she noticed his lacking in size and started laughing out of control and said to him,
    "Just who on earth do you intend to please with THAT thing?!?" to which
    he proudly yelled "ME!!!" <BEG>

    Revenge is a dish best served cold. <G> I heard this one little boy
    boast that "I've got two tallywhackers". One old man quipped "He's
    going to make some girl happy". <G>

    SWR stood for Sexual Whoopee Realized (hi hi).

    LOL!

    I should've added that to the Ham Radio Humor deal. <G>

    At least you don't have to see a doctor for the 'plumbing' issues <G>

    Well, since I started drinking diet green tea exclusively, and RARELY
    drink soda anymore, I haven't had a problem with kidney stones.

    Daryl

    ... I was hospitalized so long, that I took a turn for the nurse.
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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Thursday, June 24, 2021 11:40:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    QST. This is DOFEN - the Decrepit Old Farts Echo Net. <G>

    Seems like almost any echo is. I don't know how many Gen Zers are on
    here tbh. This requires a bit of setup "work"... and we all know what
    4 letter word is worse than the F word to them is.

    Jeff, VE6DV, who does the Multimode Digital Voice Net on the QuadNet Array on Saturday afternoon, tells that his XYL, Lana (who I don't
    think is licensed) that "she can make contacts that I can only dream about". <G>

    You want a pileup of old guys? I sure wouldn't <G>

    Absolute power corrupts absolutely. :P

    That, and a population who's majority isn't smart enough to catch onto the
    game being played :D

    I never married until I was 43, but never thought I'd be a widower at 47...and never remarried. I don't want or need the extra drama
    nowadays. I can barely support myself, never mind someone else...especially if they have the mindset "I want this!! I want that!! Gimme!! Gimme!! Gimme!! Gimme!! Gimme!!".

    Sounds like you're describing most new hams... gimme gimme gimme I don't
    want to build this or that. Do it for me or else!! I'm just about done with
    the hobby as a whole... I have been for a few years now. On my support list reflector I announced my coding retirement. My BBS now only accepts type T
    mail only because I'm the ARRL section NTS BBS. If it wasn't for that, the
    plug would be pulled.

    Never mind "Coming To America"...did Bruce Springsteen do that, or
    was that someone else??

    There was "Living in America" by James Brown - quite different than Bruce <G>

    Revenge is a dish best served cold. <G> I heard this one little boy boast that "I've got two tallywhackers". One old man quipped "He's
    going to make some girl happy". <G>

    Now a day it'd be because he can please 2 girls at once which fits into the schema of the LGBTQXYZ community with girls today being bi/pan... which is something TAUGHT in schools!

    Well, since I started drinking diet green tea exclusively, and RARELY drink soda anymore, I haven't had a problem with kidney stones.

    So... you're saying you don't have any stones? <G> That'll definitely keep the drama away from you :P~

    ... I got stuck for ages behind an ice-cream truck, bloody sundae drivers!
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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Thursday, June 24, 2021 18:55:00
    Brian,

    QST. This is DOFEN - the Decrepit Old Farts Echo Net. <G>

    Seems like almost any echo is. I don't know how many Gen Zers are on
    here tbh. This requires a bit of setup "work"... and we all know what
    4 letter word is worse than the F word to them is.

    OK, Houdini, you tell me. <G>

    You want a pileup of old guys? I sure wouldn't <G>

    That's the DOFEN group. They trip over their tongues...and a few
    other things. Your dictionary definition of H.A.M. fits perfectly. :P

    That, and a population who's majority isn't smart enough to catch onto
    the game being played :D

    And, by the time they do, it'll be too late...and they'll realize us
    "tinfoil hat nuts" were right all along.

    Sounds like you're describing most new hams... gimme gimme gimme I
    don't want to build this or that. Do it for me or else!! I'm just about done with the hobby as a whole... I have been for a few years now. On
    my support list reflector I announced my coding retirement. My BBS now only accepts type T mail only because I'm the ARRL section NTS BBS. If
    it wasn't for that, the plug would be pulled.

    There was an older ham (who is now a SK) who was wanting me to set up
    his rig for him. I said "Even if I was there to do it, if you mucked it
    up, and I couldn't get back, we'd be right back at square one". Apparently,
    the club in his area spurned him because of his constant nagging. I told
    him that I have other things in life besides my hobbies, and I don't spend every waking moment with them. He finally gave up.

    There was "Living in America" by James Brown - quite different than
    Bruce <G>

    I'm not much of a "rocker". I either listen to classic country (George
    Jones, Conway Twitty, etc.)...classical (Brahams, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Chopin, etc.)...big band/swing (Tommy Dorsey, Harry James,
    etc.), or the old time hymns...the latter that most churches have
    spurned, because they feel that the topics of "The Blood" and "The
    Cross" are too gory and offensive. Truly, the days of Noah and Lot are here...with the "falling away". I don't care if I'm getting old before
    my time...just because the majority is doing something, doesn't make it
    right (i.e. jumping off a bridge).

    Now a day it'd be because he can please 2 girls at once which fits into the schema of the LGBTQXYZ community with girls today being bi/pan... which is something TAUGHT in schools!

    I saw where Marvel Comics has a new hero with "more of the alphabet
    soup". If those that were destroyed at Sodom could see what was going
    on, they'd plead "And, WE were destroyed for what WE did??!!". I joke
    that the reason I came out of the closet was twofold:

    1) It was dark in there.
    2) I had too many clothes on the hangers. (I discovered that after I
    did laundry the other day).

    So... you're saying you don't have any stones? <G> That'll definitely
    keep the drama away from you :P~

    I don't want to have that again. I'd rather be like I've got a fire
    hose hooked up to me, than to deal with the pain of the stones. If I
    had more than one, it was "Sly And The Family Stone". :P

    I had to replace my 3rd T-Mobile phone in as many weeks. The Samsung
    A10, A11, and A12 models, are all a piece of crap. They would not hold
    a charge, or the battery would just die, and it wouldn't power back up.
    I upgraded to the A32, which is 5G. I had to do some tinkering to get
    it and the Verizon phone to have railroad related pictures and ringtones
    from the Zedge app, then had to remove the Zedge app to make it stick.
    However, on one phone, the text message is Daffy Duck saying "Now What?? Brother!! What A Way To Run A Railroad!!"...never mind "What A
    Revolting Development This Is!!" <G>.

    ... I got stuck for ages behind an ice-cream truck, bloody sundae
    drivers! --- MultiMail/Linux v0.52

    I have got to go get a banana split!! I still have room in the freezer...maybe I should get some ice cream sandwiches. I just don't
    want to be like the one critter at Old MacDonald's Deformed Farm,
    that the barbershop quartet "Lunch Break" sang about...a lactose
    intolerant cow. <G> Do a search on YouTube for "Lunch Break Carnegie
    Hall"...it was the day after Christmas a few years ago when it was
    done.

    Daryl

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Friday, June 25, 2021 10:30:00
    Hey Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    That's the DOFEN group. They trip over their tongues...and a few
    other things. Your dictionary definition of H.A.M. fits perfectly. :P

    ha!

    And, by the time they do, it'll be too late...and they'll realize us "tinfoil hat nuts" were right all along.

    That'll happen soon on one mode. <G>

    [snip]

    I told him that I have other things in life besides my
    hobbies, and I don't spend every waking moment with them. He finally
    gave up.

    Just as I do as well... which is why I retired from coding. Guys want me to post some of the goodies I've recently done and ridicule me at the same time because I'm for staying within the confides of rules and regs... nope I'm
    done. Only way to remove the bad taste in my mouth.

    I'm not much of a "rocker". I either listen to classic country
    (George Jones, Conway Twitty, etc.)...classical (Brahams, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Chopin, etc.)...big band/swing (Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, etc.), or the old time hymns...the latter that most
    churches have spurned, because they feel that the topics of "The Blood" and "The Cross" are too gory and offensive. Truly, the days of Noah and Lot are here...with the "falling away". I don't care if I'm getting old before my time...just because the majority is doing something, doesn't make it right (i.e. jumping off a bridge).

    Spin your records backwards and listen to them - you'll get your dog back, you'll get your house back, you'll get your car back... <G> As a broadcaster for many years playing mainly the current (at the time) hits I actually
    find country to be more "noise" than Jimi Hendrix rendition of the star spangled banner, however I would put it on the same level as rap... both
    make my skin crawl like I bathed in mosquito bites!

    I saw where Marvel Comics has a new hero with "more of the alphabet soup". If those that were destroyed at Sodom could see what was going
    on, they'd plead "And, WE were destroyed for what WE did??!!". I joke
    that the reason I came out of the closet was twofold:

    You know someone was being cruel to them by putting an "S" in liSp <G>


    I don't want to have that again. I'd rather be like I've got a fire
    hose hooked up to me, than to deal with the pain of the stones. If I
    had more than one, it was "Sly And The Family Stone". :P

    I've never had those - my dad did though... and my sister did at a very young age! Part of it is caused by a lack of pure water so we've been told. I tend
    to get the goodies from my mom's side. Some stuff like cancer and diabetes is strong on both sides.

    I had to replace my 3rd T-Mobile phone in as many weeks. The Samsung A10, A11, and A12 models, are all a piece of crap. They would not hold
    a charge, or the battery would just die, and it wouldn't power back up.
    I upgraded to the A32, which is 5G. I had to do some tinkering to get
    it and the Verizon phone to have railroad related pictures and
    ringtones from the Zedge app, then had to remove the Zedge app to make
    it stick. However, on one phone, the text message is Daffy Duck saying "Now What?? Brother!! What A Way To Run A Railroad!!"...never mind
    "What A Revolting Development This Is!!" <G>.

    I have a volume of Samsung phones. My rep at Cricket told me their A series
    is their "junk" series when I asked about them (which explains why they have/had a major sale on the A21s which I got one ha!) I'm more of a fan of their Notes - b flat preferred <G> I have 3 note 3's, 2 note 4's (both of which will no longer be accepted on any network anymore except just WiFi), 2 Note 8's one of which is a tablet from 2013, the other a smartphone that only does 4Glte and the A21 which does 5G and has a 48 Mpx camera. It's also the only one
    that does wifi dialing. One friend who doesn't have a phone and has had
    heart issues I'm letting use one of my Note 3's... which he rarely touches
    as it is. I told him I have unlimited calling/data and they're going to cut
    it off in 6 months anyway so go for it. They told me they're blocking all devices that use 3G for dialing - the note 3s use 4G. I'm about ready to
    just get rid of all technologies and go back to the good ol' days.

    I have got to go get a banana split!! I still have room in the freezer...maybe I should get some ice cream sandwiches. I just don't
    want to be like the one critter at Old MacDonald's Deformed Farm,
    that the barbershop quartet "Lunch Break" sang about...a lactose intolerant cow. <G> Do a search on YouTube for "Lunch Break Carnegie Hall"...it was the day after Christmas a few years ago when it was
    done.

    I'm allergic to dairy - not intollerant. Much more violent symptoms. Not fun
    at all to deal with either.

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Friday, June 25, 2021 16:51:00
    Brian,

    That's the DOFEN group. They trip over their tongues...and a few
    other things. Your dictionary definition of H.A.M. fits perfectly. :P

    ha!

    I always told my XYL that "I'm a gentle pervert". <G> A fellow BBS
    Sysop (he died of brain cancer over a year ago), said "I'm a postvert".
    <G>. One night, I was chatting with him and his wife via Skype (I rarely
    use that anymore), and we were talking about computer issues. I could
    trust him to remotely access the system, and not muck it up. Anyway, I
    said "If I run into a problem, I'll give him a ring" (meaning a phone
    call). He jumped right in and said "Boy, you're a pervert and a cheap
    date. You're not my type, and want to go right to the honeymoon, and
    forget the wedding!!", then he and his wife busted out laughing. My
    response was "I am so red!!" :P

    Just as I do as well... which is why I retired from coding. Guys want
    me to post some of the goodies I've recently done and ridicule me at
    the same time because I'm for staying within the confides of rules and regs... nope I'm done. Only way to remove the bad taste in my mouth.

    If it's not enjoyable anymore, then it's time to take a break from it,
    or quit it altogether.

    Spin your records backwards and listen to them - you'll get your dog
    back, you'll get your house back, you'll get your car back... <G> As a broadcaster for many years playing mainly the current (at the time)
    hits I actually find country to be more "noise" than Jimi Hendrix rendition of the star spangled banner, however I would put it on the
    same level as rap... both make my skin crawl like I bathed in mosquito bites!

    YES!! Rascal Flatts did that song "Backwards" -- that is a scream!! The
    first time I heard it, I was visiting my Mom in the hospital, when that
    came over the radio...I came unglued in laughter!!

    The video quality isn't that good in the deal, but of the videos that
    I saw of that on YouTube, this was the best one. <G>

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tgMhNTSHvQ

    Talk about "Get Down And Boogie". <G>

    You know someone was being cruel to them by putting an "S" in liSp <G>

    That reminds me of the joke where this young girl was having respiratory problems...so she went to the doctor. He has her remove her blouse and
    bra, and puts the stethoscope up to her breasts, to listen to her breathe,
    to see if she has pneumonia, bronchitis, etc...which can be fatal in some cases.

    Anyway, he tells her "Big Breaths"...meaning he wants her to breathe
    deeply.

    She replies "Yeth, Thir!! And, I'm Only Thixteen!!" <BG>

    I've never had those - my dad did though... and my sister did at a very young age! Part of it is caused by a lack of pure water so we've been told. I tend to get the goodies from my mom's side. Some stuff like
    cancer and diabetes is strong on both sides.

    Ever since I've quit drinking carbonated beverages, and gone just to
    sweet tea (diet green tea citrus at home, and sweet tea when I have to
    eat out), I haven't had a a single kidney stone...for which I'm thankful.
    I'd rather be like I have a fire hose hooked up to my member, than to
    have to deal with the excruciating pain of it.

    One woman I knew said she'd rather have quintuplets in hard labor, with
    no epidural, than one kidney stone. That pretty well sums it up.

    I have a volume of Samsung phones. My rep at Cricket told me their A series is their "junk" series when I asked about them (which explains
    why they have/had a major sale on the A21s which I got one ha!)

    <snip!>

    I told him I have unlimited calling/data and they're going to cut it
    off in 6 months anyway so go for it. They told me they're blocking all devices that use 3G for dialing - the note 3s use 4G. I'm about ready
    to just get rid of all technologies and go back to the good ol' days.

    I heard that they are phasing out 4G and going for 5G.

    I'm allergic to dairy - not intollerant. Much more violent symptoms.
    Not fun at all to deal with either.

    I was wondering about that myself...but the ice cream helps soothe
    the tickle in the throat.

    Daryl

    ... "I don't drink water. Fish [have sex] in it." -W.C. Fields
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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Friday, June 25, 2021 23:47:00
    Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    I always told my XYL that "I'm a gentle pervert". <G>

    Is there such a thing? I don't think any YL would buy that, not today anyway lol

    If it's not enjoyable anymore, then it's time to take a break from
    it, or quit it altogether.

    I've chosen the latter. Just quit it all totally. I was somewhat forced to get my license when I assisted someone who had an active SAREX app running before Obummer quashed that. NASA told us we'd have a 5-7 minute window but with my audio engineering tricks, I was able to pull 13 out of the air (literally!)
    for us. The ham who had the app said after it was over and done with that
    I *am* getting my license even if it was a no-code technician so I could
    get on the local repeaters. The league did nothing for me whatsoever but
    I was warned - if you're not part of the 'old boy network' forget them. Now
    it seems to be a free-for-all with no regard for another's license... not
    for me. I've thought several times on just mailing my license in. I could easily just firewall fcc.gov's mail server <G> that works today too.

    YES!! Rascal Flatts did that song "Backwards" -- that is a scream!!
    The first time I heard it, I was visiting my Mom in the hospital, when that came over the radio...I came unglued in laughter!!

    I do like that song "pound sign". First time I heard that one I laughed.

    That reminds me of the joke where this young girl was having
    respiratory problems...so she went to the doctor. He has her remove her blouse and bra, and puts the stethoscope up to her breasts, to listen
    to her breathe, to see if she has pneumonia, bronchitis, etc...which
    can be fatal in some cases.

    Anyway, he tells her "Big Breaths"...meaning he wants her to breathe deeply.

    She replies "Yeth, Thir!! And, I'm Only Thixteen!!" <BG>

    Ugh... yup I was right to the opening query... there isn't LOL

    Ever since I've quit drinking carbonated beverages, and gone just to sweet tea (diet green tea citrus at home, and sweet tea when I have to
    eat out), I haven't had a a single kidney stone...for which I'm
    thankful. I'd rather be like I have a fire hose hooked up to my member, than to have to deal with the excruciating pain of it.

    I know folks who've had them, even teeny ones. Some things just don't belong
    in some places.

    One woman I knew said she'd rather have quintuplets in hard labor,
    with no epidural, than one kidney stone. That pretty well sums it up.

    That's about what I've heard.

    I heard that they are phasing out 4G and going for 5G.

    For data, not for dialing. I wasn't aware there was such a difference until
    I changed the motherboard out on one of my Note 3's and popped a working SIM into it to test. It was immediately banned! It took me 48 hours to get it reinstated - which they did reluctantly. Made me wonder how repair shops can properly test now!

    I was wondering about that myself...but the ice cream helps soothe
    the tickle in the throat.

    Ice cold water does the trick for me. Also a LOT less sugar and fats in
    plain cold water <G>

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Saturday, June 26, 2021 11:38:00
    Brian,

    I always told my XYL that "I'm a gentle pervert". <G>

    Is there such a thing? I don't think any YL would buy that, not today anyway lol

    It was tongue in cheek. While we had no kids (we had a son...a dachshund),
    we did have an excellent romantic life. ;) Yet, if I was ahead of her in
    the games on the BBS (she was a great winner, but a sore loser), there was
    a risk of being a "none". <G>

    If it's not enjoyable anymore, then it's time to take a break from
    it, or quit it altogether.

    I've chosen the latter. Just quit it all totally.

    I've taken a break from the hobby for extended periods, especially when
    that one ham (who's now a SK) did me dirty years ago.

    thought several times on just mailing my license in.

    I thought about doing that after I got done dirty that time.

    I do like that song "pound sign". First time I heard that one I
    laughed.

    That's the GOOD deal of "playing a song backwards". <G> The best part of
    that is the snare drum work after he tells about dealing with C R A P. <G>

    She replies "Yeth, Thir!! And, I'm Only Thixteen!!" <BG>

    Ugh... yup I was right to the opening query... there isn't LOL

    The beauty of the pun is in the groan of the recipient. All you had to
    do is read "The Triple Play" in that ham radio humor file for proof. <G>

    I know folks who've had them, even teeny ones. Some things just don't belong in some places.

    One woman said "If women can pass a baby, you men can pass a kidney stone".
    I told her "But, unlike the female cervix, the male penis can't dialate".

    For data, not for dialing. I wasn't aware there was such a difference until I changed the motherboard out on one of my Note 3's and popped a working SIM into it to test. It was immediately banned! It took me 48 hours to get it reinstated - which they did reluctantly. Made me wonder how repair shops can properly test now!

    They still will charge the daylights out of you. Nowadays, it's like the heyday of BBS's, when Sysops were looking to upgrade: "Be prepared to open
    your wallet wide". For that matter, that applies to ham radio gear. A few
    years ago, there was a DC to Daylight rig at Hamvention for $20,000!! Now,
    I could outfit a nice shack for that...or buy a nice pre-owned car, or
    take a nice train trip. But for one rig, that's overkill...pure and simple.

    Ice cold water does the trick for me. Also a LOT less sugar and fats in plain cold water <G>

    Diet water has half the calories. <G> There was also a sign that noted
    "Smart Water - $3 a bottle". The meme noted "If you're paying THAT MUCH
    for bottled water...". :P

    Daryl

    ... How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Saturday, June 26, 2021 18:29:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    It was tongue in cheek. While we had no kids (we had a son...a dachshund), we did have an excellent romantic life. ;) Yet, if I was
    ahead of her in the games on the BBS (she was a great winner, but a
    sore loser), there was a risk of being a "none". <G>

    A smart sysop knows when no one is on the bbs, changes the date, plays
    as the person they want to win.... in your case that would have made you
    quite the happy (worn out) camper <G>

    I've taken a break from the hobby for extended periods, especially
    when that one ham (who's now a SK) did me dirty years ago.

    I'm just going to focus on the NTS nets since I'm a net mangler. Since I've taken over participation has greatly increased.

    I thought about doing that after I got done dirty that time.

    I have until March, 2025. That's when it all comes to a halt for me anyway.

    That's the GOOD deal of "playing a song backwards". <G> The best part
    of that is the snare drum work after he tells about dealing with C R A
    P. <G>

    I was going to take drum lessons... but I got caught in a snare <G>
    (free tagline for ya!)
    I knew a drummer who switched hands... he gained a beat :p

    The beauty of the pun is in the groan of the recipient. All you had
    to do is read "The Triple Play" in that ham radio humor file for proof.


    The groan came from the doctor in this case <EG>

    One woman said "If women can pass a baby, you men can pass a kidney stone". I told her "But, unlike the female cervix, the male penis can't dialate".

    There was a woman who did pass one so large it tore her badly - she was quite out of cervix for a while <G> The hospital named it (sound it out) U-tear-us har har har :p

    They still will charge the daylights out of you. Nowadays, it's like
    the heyday of BBS's, when Sysops were looking to upgrade: "Be prepared
    to open your wallet wide". For that matter, that applies to ham radio gear. A few years ago, there was a DC to Daylight rig at Hamvention for $20,000!! Now, I could outfit a nice shack for that...or buy a nice pre-owned car, or take a nice train trip. But for one rig, that's overkill...pure and simple.

    I do the 4 devices/$100-mo with Cricket. It's also the only company who would let me NOT have a voicemail box. Why do I need one when the incoming numbers are logged? Makes no sense to me. More bloatware to load.

    Diet water has half the calories. <G> There was also a sign that
    noted "Smart Water - $3 a bottle". The meme noted "If you're paying
    THAT MUCH for bottled water...". :P

    I drink dehydrated water... just add water and mix <G>


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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Sunday, June 27, 2021 14:17:00
    Brian,

    A smart sysop knows when no one is on the bbs, changes the date, plays
    as the person they want to win.... in your case that would have made
    you quite the happy (worn out) camper <G>

    Well, she said that "as soon as maintenance is done, let me know". I'd
    say "DONE", and it'd be CONNECT. <G> But, with her playing first, then I
    saw what I had to beat...the same strategy of college football teams in overtime. You want to see what the other team does first, then you know
    what you have to do to beat them, or force another overtime period.

    I'm just going to focus on the NTS nets since I'm a net mangler. Since I've taken over participation has greatly increased.

    I've always wanted to learn Formal Written Traffic. But lately, the only
    time I'm on the air is for the nets that I run. I rarely get on the air just
    to "checkin". And, I didn't do a single bit of operating during Field Day.

    I have until March, 2025. That's when it all comes to a halt for me anyway.

    Or the day we become a Silent Key. :P

    I was going to take drum lessons... but I got caught in a snare <G>
    (free tagline for ya!)

    I had a drum set years ago...I still have the piano here, but I'm sure
    it's way out of tune by now. I haven't played it in years.

    I knew a drummer who switched hands... he gained a beat :p

    I think of southern cook Paula Deen, who was on Emeril Legasse Live on
    The Food Network years ago. She was talking about a "Southern Breakfast";
    with biscuits, gravy, eggs, hash browns, tomatoes, sausage, bacon, ham,
    etc. (we will now pause 3 minutes for drooling <G>).

    She was adding boneless pork chops <drool!><slobber!>, and had this
    wooden implement to tenderize it, so the meat would "melt in your mouth".
    She said "I use this to beat my meat with". <EG>

    That's a euphemism for masturbation, and of course, that's where
    everyone's mind went, and the studio audience erupted in laughter.
    Emeril got this horrified look on his face, and said "Don't even go there!!"...the black guy on the drums in the band was about to spit
    his teeth out of his mouth!! <BG>

    The groan came from the doctor in this case <EG>

    Shortly after I got married, I was having groin problems, and had my wife with me when I went to see my PCP at the time. He's retired now, but he's a
    ham radio operator, who loves CW...and would go down to Florida in the dead
    of winter, and work CW to Canada on the HF bands. He'd tell them how
    beautiful the weather was, and you could hear them wanting to say "STFU". <G>

    But, he had a poster on the exam room door that said "Ask Me About Viagra" (this was shortly after it came out). Well, with my wife next to me, I said "OK, Doc...I'll bite. What about Viagra??". Grinning like the cat who just swallowed the canary, he said "I've had eight men and two women ask. And, I personally don't give a $h!+". <BG>

    There was a woman who did pass one so large it tore her badly - she was quite out of cervix for a while <G> The hospital named it (sound it
    out) U-tear-us har har har :p

    You didn't pussyfoot around with those. <BG>

    I do the 4 devices/$100-mo with Cricket. It's also the only company who would let me NOT have a voicemail box. Why do I need one when the
    incoming numbers are logged? Makes no sense to me. More bloatware to
    load.

    Exactly. I've had 3 T-Mobile phones in a row (Samsung A10, A11, and A12)
    all fail on me. Then, Verizon seems to lose the connection (so much for "Can You Hear Me Now?"). Around here, in bad weather, especially...the cell phone networks are the first things that crash.

    I drink dehydrated water... just add water and mix <G>

    And, if you want coffee, use JavaScript...perfect instructions, especially
    if your coffee maker is computerized. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Monday, June 28, 2021 09:06:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Well, she said that "as soon as maintenance is done, let me know".
    I'd say "DONE", and it'd be CONNECT. <G> But, with her playing first,
    then I saw what I had to beat...the same strategy of college football teams in overtime. You want to see what the other team does first, then you know what you have to do to beat them, or force another overtime period.

    Absolutely <G> I had a kid ask me to install the door BBS Crash so I did.
    Every month he'd destroy me so I had to do the date reset trick to beat him.
    He still doesn't know how I did it ;->

    I've always wanted to learn Formal Written Traffic. But lately, the
    only time I'm on the air is for the nets that I run. I rarely get on
    the air just to "checkin". And, I didn't do a single bit of operating during Field Day.

    www.arrl.org/files/file/Public%20Service/MPG104A.pdf
    This pretty much sums it up.

    Or the day we become a Silent Key. :P

    Lately it seems that the two are having a good foot race between them to see who'll win.

    I had a drum set years ago...I still have the piano here, but I'm
    sure it's way out of tune by now. I haven't played it in years.

    I can Tuna Fish but I can't tune a piano <G>

    [snipp]

    She was adding boneless pork chops <drool!><slobber!>, and had this wooden implement to tenderize it, so the meat would "melt in your
    mouth". She said "I use this to beat my meat with". <EG>

    That's a euphemism for masturbation, and of course, that's where everyone's mind went, and the studio audience erupted in laughter.
    Emeril got this horrified look on his face, and said "Don't even go there!!"...the black guy on the drums in the band was about to spit
    his teeth out of his mouth!! <BG>

    hahahaha

    Shortly after I got married, I was having groin problems, and had my wife with me when I went to see my PCP at the time. He's retired now,
    but he's a ham radio operator, who loves CW...and would go down to
    Florida in the dead of winter, and work CW to Canada on the HF bands.
    He'd tell them how beautiful the weather was, and you could hear them wanting to say "STFU". <G>

    I know many "snow birds" which is what we call them. That's the reaction I
    give them when they mention the weather.

    But, he had a poster on the exam room door that said "Ask Me About Viagra" (this was shortly after it came out). Well, with my wife next
    to me, I said "OK, Doc...I'll bite. What about Viagra??". Grinning like the cat who just swallowed the canary, he said "I've had eight men and
    two women ask. And, I personally don't give a $h!+". <BG>

    Why would he? It's not as if he's going to be the one doing the deed <G>

    You didn't pussyfoot around with those. <BG>

    Nope, and I didn't give any lip either <BEG> When I was doing commercial
    radio my first talkup on my very first day was always:
    "being at a radio station for your first time is like going on your first date, you don't know where the buttons are and you always seem to turn the knobs the wrong way <G>

    Exactly. I've had 3 T-Mobile phones in a row (Samsung A10, A11, and
    A12) all fail on me. Then, Verizon seems to lose the connection (so
    much for "Can You Hear Me Now?"). Around here, in bad weather, especially...the cell phone networks are the first things that crash.

    Here they are "ok". My Note 8 is an unlocked T-Mobile device. Supposedly
    they don't lock the bootloader and you can upgrade the version of Android beyond what the carrier will do. It came with ver 8, and the network upgraded it to 9. That's fine for now for me. Most apps are making 7 their minimum
    now. I won't have to worry for a few more years.

    And, if you want coffee, use JavaScript...perfect instructions, especially if your coffee maker is computerized. <G>

    Fortunatel it's not. I don't want any bits to chew on. :)

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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Monday, June 28, 2021 15:46:00
    Brian,

    Absolutely <G> I had a kid ask me to install the door BBS Crash so I
    did. Every month he'd destroy me so I had to do the date reset trick to beat him. He still doesn't know how I did it ;->

    One of "The Flintstones" cartoons had several scenes. Gildersleeve was
    the proprietor of the music store...and of course, Fred wanted to make sure
    the piano...a STONEWAY <G>...was working right (properly tuned). So, Barney
    and the proprietor played a fancy arrangement of "While Strolling Through
    The Park One Day". Barney apparently studied under Professor Pizzicato, as
    the proprietor recognized his pianissimo. <G>

    Anyway, Fred had won $50 at the Water Buffalo Lodge, and was going to
    blow it on the piano for Fred and Wilma's anniversary. Fred got "sold" on
    the piano, and asked when they could deliver it. The proprietor said "it's
    your piano...when do you want it??". When Fred said "At midnight tonight,
    after my wife's asleep"...and Gildersleeve replies "Oooo....Aren't We
    Sneaky??" (my comment for your deal with BBS Crash <BG>).

    However, the price was $1500, and so Fred found "a hot piano" (stolen)
    from a shady character called "88 Fingers Louie". Well, in the numerous
    ways he tried to get it in there, he ended up getting arrested. As he
    stands before the sargeant, before he's led away to jail, the talk
    goes like this:

    Sarge: You got any last words??
    Fred: All I wanted to do was surprise my wife for our wedding anniversary. Sarge: A likely story.

    Suddenly the Sargeant shakes his head, and a horrified look comes across
    his face!!

    Sarge: Wedding Anniversary??!! Jumpin' Dinosaurs!! Today's Me Own Wedding Anniverary!!

    The sargeant turns to the officer, and tells him "Show this criminal that
    the department has a heart...and give him a hand with his anniversary...
    while I run out and buy a present for my own little wife".

    But, the kicker was "How could I forget??!! Especially when it comes on
    Trash Day"!! <BG> (He and Fred had the same anniversary) <G>.

    www.arrl.org/files/file/Public%20Service/MPG104A.pdf
    This pretty much sums it up.

    There was a guide to it on the dfwtrafficnet.org website -- they regularly pass NTS traffic in and out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I think I post it once every 3 months, split into several messages.

    Lately it seems that the two are having a good foot race between them
    to see who'll win.

    I watched a YouTube Video on the life of Mel Blanc, who did all the Looney Tunes. But, I've been at the computer too long. I had insomnia last night,
    and I've had a migraine sinus headache much of today. I went back to bed
    after being cannibalistic with ham sandwiches (hi hi)...but I still can't
    hold my eyes open. So, it's very hard to do this message. I'm going in for
    a complete physical and 2 sets of blood work in the morning.

    I can Tuna Fish but I can't tune a piano <G>

    I wish things had worked out better that way...I could've made big bucks doing that all my life.

    Emeril got this horrified look on his face, and said "Don't even go there!!"...the black guy on the drums in the band was about to spit
    his teeth out of his mouth!! <BG>

    hahahaha

    My wife and I were roaring in laughter as well. Well, on some of those cooking shows, as they were making things, she'd let out this pathetic
    yell, as if she was in pain. I asked what was wrong, and she lamented
    "He just ruined it". <G>

    I know many "snow birds" which is what we call them. That's the
    reaction I give them when they mention the weather.

    I saw Tropical Storm Danny off of Charleston, South Carolina today,
    and Hurricane Enrique headed for Baja California. The peak of the season
    is still 10 weeks away.

    Why would he? It's not as if he's going to be the one doing the deed


    I think he's in his 80's now, and retired...but in his 70's, he'd ride his motorcycle to work.

    Nope, and I didn't give any lip either <BEG> When I was doing
    commercial radio my first talkup on my very first day was always:
    "being at a radio station for your first time is like going on your
    first date, you don't know where the buttons are and you always seem to turn the knobs the wrong way <G>

    Good analogy.

    ... He who has burned his mouth blows his soup.

    Been there, done that...a much needed blow job if there ever was one. <G>

    Or, as the hurricane told the coconut tree: "Hold on to your nuts. This
    is going to be one heck of a blow job". <BG>

    I feel and look like crap today, so indulge me. :P

    Daryl
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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 06:24:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    [snip]

    But, the kicker was "How could I forget??!! Especially when it comes
    on Trash Day"!! <BG> (He and Fred had the same anniversary) <G>.

    I actually recall that episode quite well :) Probably because I don't have
    any anniversaries to celebrate - and for darn good reason!

    There was a guide to it on the dfwtrafficnet.org website -- they regularly pass NTS traffic in and out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I think I post it once every 3 months, split into several messages.

    We pass NTS on a nightly basis even if they're net reports from NCs. My
    LinFBB gets about 20 a week or so. We deliver them to the local VHF nets,
    and for through we can also post on packet.

    I watched a YouTube Video on the life of Mel Blanc, who did all the Looney Tunes. But, I've been at the computer too long. I had insomnia
    last night, and I've had a migraine sinus headache much of today. I
    went back to bed after being cannibalistic with ham sandwiches (hi hi)...but I still can't hold my eyes open. So, it's very hard to do
    this message. I'm going in for a complete physical and 2 sets of blood work in the morning.

    My C5 is acting up due to having to move a heavy object. I could pop a
    muscle relaxer but trying to use those sparingly! Mel Blanc was a comedy genious! He was a regular on the Jack Benny show too... *very funny man*!
    Was good however to hear you're living up to your motto -
    Ham: have another meal <G>

    I wish things had worked out better that way...I could've made big
    bucks doing that all my life.

    The things we could all do with our natural gifts to earn a dollar.
    I like with the purdy ladies come into the store and say to me "your the best!" I will respond with "if I had a nickel everytime I heard that, I'd still be in the 'hole'" <G> Some get it, most dont.

    My wife and I were roaring in laughter as well. Well, on some of
    those cooking shows, as they were making things, she'd let out this pathetic yell, as if she was in pain. I asked what was wrong, and she lamented "He just ruined it". <G>

    Wow! She'd probably like watching Hell's Kitchen.

    I saw Tropical Storm Danny off of Charleston, South Carolina today,
    and Hurricane Enrique headed for Baja California. The peak of the
    season is still 10 weeks away.

    I know! Weather has been brutal! They blame it on Global Warming/Climate
    Change - of course it's changing! The poles are in process of reversing again... it's science! (ref: Thomas Dolby). It was 95.7 yesterday with 65% stupidity... aka: heat index of 110, and air you need a buzzsaw to cut!
    Not healthy! We're flirting with 100 today and tomorrow. https://www.n1uro.com/status/
    The bottom of the page will show you real-time weather stats off my Ambient WS1205-ip from a CGI I wrote. It's also a node command and I push it in the early morning via SMS to a list, and to our regional packet bulletin group tribbs. Some guys count on it before work so they know how to dress.

    I think he's in his 80's now, and retired...but in his 70's, he'd
    ride his motorcycle to work.

    When I completely ripped my right bicept ligament off my forearm the 80 yo specialist said to me "just don't do a thing, it's not as if at your age you'll be flexing at the beach." Man did I want to give him a nice "speak
    for yourself FU OG".. but I bit my lip.



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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to Brian Rogers on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 17:47:00
    Brian,

    But, the kicker was "How could I forget??!! Especially when it comes
    on Trash Day"!! <BG> (He and Fred had the same anniversary) <G>.

    I actually recall that episode quite well :) Probably because I don't
    have any anniversaries to celebrate - and for darn good reason!

    I don't, anymore. :'( Did you notice that they did "Happy Anniversary" to
    the overture from William Tell by Rossini (aka "The Lone Ranger")??

    We pass NTS on a nightly basis even if they're net reports from NCs. My LinFBB gets about 20 a week or so. We deliver them to the local VHF
    nets, and for through we can also post on packet.

    It's so hard to sit at the computer for long periods of time...and some
    days, it takes awhile to go through the QWK Mail...let alone play what few doorgames I like to play...never mind running ham radio traffic nets.

    My C5 is acting up due to having to move a heavy object. I could pop a muscle relaxer but trying to use those sparingly! Mel Blanc was a
    comedy genious! He was a regular on the Jack Benny show too... *very
    funny man*! Was good however to hear you're living up to your motto -
    Ham: have another meal <G>

    Well, they thought I was dehydrated this morning. When they did blood
    draws out of my left hand and arm, it was "Real Thick" (what was that commercial on being 'thickerer'??) -- that was at my PCP. But, the next
    draw about an hour later out of the right arm at the urologist, was fine.
    Yet, I didn't feel thirsty...but I was hungry...from fasting for 24 hours.

    If I become type 2 diabetic, that'll be a major game changer for sure.

    On one episode with Mel Blanc and Jack Benny, he was doing that "electric organ" deal. The audience was roaring in laughter, and Jack Benny's lips
    were quivering, as he was fighting for all he was worth to not lose his compusure. <G> Another great one was with "Si', Sy, and Sue"...and there
    was one with the "upset salesman" (Mel) who was practically crying his
    eyes out, as Jack Benny was wanting this gift. Needless to say, the whole audience was in stitches...you don't find humor like that anymore.

    I understand that Mel and Jack were very close friends...and that between deals, both of them would cut up like crazy. <G> But, Mel would also visit scores of Children's Hospitals, and be there practically all day, to see
    the kids, and do the voices, and the little ones just loved it (and so did
    the hospital workers and the kids parents).

    The things we could all do with our natural gifts to earn a dollar.

    With the Gospel Poetry stuff I do now, if it wins someone into the Kingdom
    Of Heaven, that's good enough for me. I used to do mini concerts years ago,
    but declining health has ruined that. When the one church tried to pay me,
    I said "Use that toward your ministry. If someone comes to know The Lord through the poetry, that's good enough for me. Besides, The Good Lord is
    just using me to write it down...He's the Author. So, I give Him the credit and Glory...I'm lucky to write my own name.

    Now, I'm having an A.A.A.D.D. relapse. I always told my wife that "if I forget to clean up after using the toilet, I'm in trouble". Grinning wryly,
    she said "So, you stay in trouble all the time, then??!!" <BG> She got me
    fat on salted crow and humble pie...but I have all the wonderful memories
    that no one can take away. She was studying for her Technician license at
    the time of her death...yet, she didn't want to get on the radio to talk.
    I told her (as I tell a lot of new hams who have mic fright (a very real
    threat to some folks)), that "with the digital modes, your computer does
    all the work for you...and you can go much further on digital than voice".

    I like with the purdy ladies come into the store and say to me "your
    the best!" I will respond with "if I had a nickel everytime I heard
    that, I'd still be in the 'hole'" <G> Some get it, most dont.

    Golfers go for the hole...as they're constantly engaged in "fore-play". <G>

    Wow! She'd probably like watching Hell's Kitchen.

    Sadly, I lost her to a heart attack at 48 over 14 years ago. But, she considered my culinary cuisine and tastes as "lame"...she liked her stuff
    hot and spicy. I better quit now, before I get in trouble. I felt like
    crap yesterday, so I need to make up for lost time. Remember, "dirty old
    hams (and Sysops) need love, too". <BG>

    I know! Weather has been brutal! They blame it on Global
    Warming/Climate Change - of course it's changing! The poles are in
    process of reversing again... it's science! (ref: Thomas Dolby).

    We've always had climate change...it's called weather. As Walter (aka
    Jeff Dunham <G>) frequently notes "Bunch of dumb @$$e$". <G>

    packet bulletin group tribbs. Some guys count on it before work so they know how to dress.

    Richard Lederer, who I met at the World Championship Pun Off in Austin, Texas, years ago...wrote a book called "Anguished English". One chapter
    was called "Disorder In The Court"...but you can find this on similar websites...and it was also the title of an episode of "The Three Stooges".

    These are from actual trials (my comments in parentheses):

    ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
    WITNESS: Yes.
    ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?
    WITNESS: Getting laid.

    (My favorite -- will somebody turn his light on??!! <BG>).

    **

    ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning? WITNESS: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
    ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
    WITNESS: My name is Susan!

    (A case of mistaken indemnity).

    **

    ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?
    WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.

    (At least he didn't say his birthday suit!!).

    **

    ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
    WITNESS: No, I just lie there.

    (Or as Walter (Jeff Dunham) says:

    1) "Hey!! Wake Up!!".
    2) "Get Off!!"
    3) "I Can't See The Weather Channel!!") <G>

    **

    ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
    WITNESS: July 18th.
    ATTORNEY: What year?
    WITNESS: Every year.

    (I guess he wants a nice DC to Daylight HF rig (hi hi)).

    **

    ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
    WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
    ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
    WITNESS: Forty-five years.

    (It's all about the math).

    **

    ATTORNEY: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
    WITNESS: Yes.
    ATTORNEY: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
    WITNESS: I forget...
    ATTORNEY: You forget? Can you give us an example of something you forgot?

    (I guess one of the A's in A.A.A.D.D. stands for "Attorney" <G>).

    **

    ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep,
    he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
    WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?

    (I guess to him, the bar exam was seeing how much tequila you can drink,
    before you fall to the floor) <G>

    **

    ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
    WITNESS: He's 20, much like your IQ.

    (<ZING!>)<BG>

    ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
    WITNESS: Yes.
    ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
    WITNESS: None.
    ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
    WITNESS: Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?

    (Sex is before seven, tennis before eleven). <G>

    **

    ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
    WITNESS: By death.
    ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
    WITNESS: Take a guess.

    (Is that your final answer??!!) :P

    **

    ATTORNEY: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK?
    What school did you go to?
    WITNESS: Oral.

    (He did what he was told -- at least it wasn't Rectal).

    **

    ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy,
    did you check for a pulse?
    WITNESS: No.
    ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
    WITNESS: No.
    ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
    WITNESS: No.
    ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient
    was alive when you began the autopsy?
    WITNESS: No.
    ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
    WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
    ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive,
    nevertheless?
    WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive
    and practicing law.

    (<OBJECTION!!>).

    **

    ATTORNEY: Doctor, are all your autopsies on dead people??
    WITNESS: Yes. The live ones put up too much of a fight.

    (I'll say!!).

    **

    When I completely ripped my right bicept ligament off my forearm the 80
    yo specialist said to me "just don't do a thing, it's not as if at
    your age you'll be flexing at the beach." Man did I want to give him a nice "speak for yourself FU OG".. but I bit my lip.

    No <crap>, Sherlock!!

    The professor discovered that her theory of earthquakes was on shaky
    ground.

    An earthquake in Washington, DC is OBVIOUSLY the government's fault.

    Daryl

    ... How long do we have to practice sex before it's safe??
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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Daryl Stout on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 10:03:00
    Hello Daryl;

    Daryl Stout wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    I don't, anymore. :'( Did you notice that they did "Happy
    Anniversary" to the overture from William Tell by Rossini (aka "The
    Lone Ranger")??

    If I had an anniversary, it'd be done to the grim reaper theme <G>

    It's so hard to sit at the computer for long periods of time...and
    some days, it takes awhile to go through the QWK Mail...let alone play what few doorgames I like to play...never mind running ham radio
    traffic nets.

    I've been having that as well lately since my C5 has been acting up. Some days are better than others. I don't have room for a standard desk/table I use
    an old TV stand. The PC is a SFF casing that hides underneath where the VCR would go. It also runs the packet stuff. I surprised them on WestConn last night - I was told to take a piece of traffic, it was HXE (return receipt requested). After I took it, I called and left it on voicemail, generated the HXE and came back saying I had traffic <G>

    Well, they thought I was dehydrated this morning. When they did blood draws out of my left hand and arm, it was "Real Thick" (what was that commercial on being 'thickerer'??) -- that was at my PCP. But, the next draw about an hour later out of the right arm at the urologist, was
    fine. Yet, I didn't feel thirsty...but I was hungry...from fasting for
    24 hours.

    Be careful! We've had several days in a row near 100 with heat indexes well over 100. People don't think we get 100 degree days here in the northeast - bullocks! We typically get a few a year... with subzero days in the winter
    as well. Just like congress, extremes at both ends. <G>

    If I become type 2 diabetic, that'll be a major game changer for
    sure.

    That you do NOT want!

    On one episode with Mel Blanc and Jack Benny, he was doing that "electric organ" deal. The audience was roaring in laughter, and Jack Benny's lips were quivering, as he was fighting for all he was worth to not lose his compusure. <G> Another great one was with "Si', Sy, and Sue"...and there was one with the "upset salesman" (Mel) who was practically crying his eyes out, as Jack Benny was wanting this gift. Needless to say, the whole audience was in stitches...you don't find
    humor like that anymore.

    No you don't! I recall that episode too. He often would get Jack on the cusp
    of laughter too... similar to how Tim Conway would get Harvey Korman to
    crack up on the Carol Burnett show. Tim's son does a radio show on KFI in
    Los Angeles.

    With the Gospel Poetry stuff I do now, if it wins someone into the Kingdom Of Heaven, that's good enough for me. I used to do mini
    concerts years ago, but declining health has ruined that. When the one church tried to pay me, I said "Use that toward your ministry. If
    someone comes to know The Lord through the poetry, that's good enough
    for me. Besides, The Good Lord is just using me to write it down...He's the Author. So, I give Him the credit and Glory...I'm lucky to write my own name.

    That's awesome! I often do similar things to help others out. There's a 70
    yr old I know who had PC issues - and he's unemployed! Old italian guy... and old fashioned! You can't find a 23 yr old to work! I fixed him up and didn't charge him a thing. He insisted on paying but I wouldn't take it.

    [snip]

    I told her (as I tell a lot of new hams who
    have mic fright (a very real threat to some folks)), that "with the digital modes, your computer does all the work for you...and you can go much further on digital than voice".

    Good point on the mic fright thing, I told our STM that's probably why we
    don't get more new members on the NTS nets. Lots of new licenses were issued during the pandemic, but I don't hear those calls on the nets. I think there's more non-hams sandbagging on scanners than we realize.

    Golfers go for the hole...as they're constantly engaged in
    "fore-play". <G>

    Especially at the TPC this year!

    Sadly, I lost her to a heart attack at 48 over 14 years ago. But, she considered my culinary cuisine and tastes as "lame"...she liked her
    stuff hot and spicy. I better quit now, before I get in trouble. I felt like crap yesterday, so I need to make up for lost time. Remember,
    "dirty old hams (and Sysops) need love, too". <BG>

    I told a black woman once when she asked how I like my coffee I said:
    "coffee should be like a good woman: hot, wet, black, and sassy".
    She was NOT expecting that at all! After she picked her jaw up off the
    ground, she laughed hysterically! When she got her composure she said
    "you got that right!" LOL

    We've always had climate change...it's called weather. As Walter (aka Jeff Dunham <G>) frequently notes "Bunch of dumb @$$e$". <G>

    Don't you know... DC grants everyone free run at any career/field including meteorology.

    Richard Lederer, who I met at the World Championship Pun Off in
    Austin, Texas, years ago...wrote a book called "Anguished English". One chapter was called "Disorder In The Court"...but you can find this on similar websites...and it was also the title of an episode of "The
    Three Stooges".

    Lots of those attorney quotes are posted in the humour bulletins on packet. Funny stuff!


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