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[#] Wed Jun 19 2013 20:55:05 EDT from Sig

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If ever there were a community that needed to switch to Citadel for their bulletin board, it's sdf.org. The homebrew bboard system isn't DREADFUL, but it's not nearly as intuitive from a command line, and requires a lot more effort just to read through messages.

[#] Wed Jun 19 2013 21:16:17 EDT from zooer

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You need to tell them not us.

[#] Fri Jun 21 2013 17:57:46 EDT from Sig

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Updating Firefox to v21. From v6.

Oops.

[#] Fri Jun 21 2013 18:39:45 EDT from zooer

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It is okay, they update their version numbers every 40 seconds.

[#] Sat Jun 22 2013 12:08:08 EDT from Sig

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I was reading through their history FAQ entry and it turns out that sdf
started (or at least went through a phase early on) as a citadel board
of some kind; I asked if anyone had more information on that, as I find
that era of BBS history fascinating. I'd never heard of citadel at all
until a few years ago when I was looking for something new to do with my
spare server while reminiscing about my childhood.

I originally intended to set it up on said server to act as a local
electronic meeting place while we were deployed to Afghanistan; the
Internet access sucked, so a local, low-bandwidth solution seemed ideal.
Unfortauntely, the server itself died somewhere en route; it wouldn't
POST and I couldn't find a monitor anywhere to even see where it was
hanging up.

It was taking a lot of space in my 7' by 7' plywood room, so I pulled
the drives and took it out to the range, where it was executed for
cowardice in the face of the enemy.

[#] Mon Jun 24 2013 12:38:47 EDT from Ladyhawke

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As my Ex is fond of quoting:

"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."

~ HL Mencken


[#] Sat Jun 29 2013 14:16:40 EDT from Sig

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I never was able to set up my Android phone to do USB tethering with my WinXP laptop. It couldn't ever load the drivers properly, even when I held its hand, so I've always ended up just making it into a wi-fi hotspot and using it that way.

Today I happened to plug it into my laptop to charge and instead of turning on the wi-fi hotspot, I turned on the USB tether mode. Since I was booted into Linux Mint, it Just Worked. Color me surprised. It seems to be much snappier than when I use it as a wi-fi hotspot, too, for what that's worth.

None of this overcomes the fundamental issue, which is that I'm stuck at the airport for another four hours before boarding.

[#] Sat Jun 29 2013 21:38:15 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Don't airports have free wifi anyway? Either way we are happy to provide you with some company during your wait.

[#] Mon Jul 01 2013 19:41:37 EDT from fleeb

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I've never been to an airpot that provided free wifi. Always had to pay for it, if it was even that good.

[#] Tue Jul 02 2013 10:19:47 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Lehigh Valley Internation Airport (ABE) was the last airport I found myself waiting at for more than a little while, and I was pleased to find that their wifi was not only free but very good.

[#] Tue Jul 02 2013 22:25:59 EDT from vince-q

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And tonight's Bonus Question is...

Lehigh Valley International Airport's FAA designator is "ABE."
Why?

[IG - you are *not* allowed to answer!]

[#] Wed Jul 03 2013 07:00:06 EDT from zooer

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Was it once known or merge with Allentown/Bethlehem Airport?

[#] Wed Jul 03 2013 10:32:02 EDT from fleeb

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Because Lincoln flew out of that airport to get to Gettysburg.

[#] Wed Jul 03 2013 10:41:32 EDT from zooer

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Jul 3 2013 7:00am from zooer
Was it once known or merge with Allentown/Bethlehem Airport?



Once know as

[#] Wed Jul 03 2013 15:55:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Zooer's answer is close, but fleeb gets points for rewriting history.

[#] Thu Jul 04 2013 02:56:28 EDT from vince-q

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Zooer nailed it. The first time I was there was back in 1967 and it was then called the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Airport hence the ABE.

[#] Mon Jul 08 2013 22:20:05 EDT from fleeb

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http://www.startribune.com/nation/214684221.html

This lady was collosally stupid.

Well, maybe.

She's 60 years old, and likely very guilty of insurance fraud. She elected to skip out on her trial, and sent a taunting tweet to the district attorney.

Which they used to help track her down and drag her into jail, after finding her guilty in absentia.

[#] Tue Jul 09 2013 20:53:04 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Interestingly, many stories have been removed with a notice that the AP retracted the story.  Boston.com still has it up, though (figures).

Tried to paste one of the messages, but webcit keeps crashing when I do.



[#] Wed Jul 10 2013 14:26:15 EDT from fleeb

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Hrm.

I still misspelled 'collosally'. Heh.

[#] Thu Jul 11 2013 16:22:15 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Cyril Connelly?

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