Chat Log: January 7th, 2012

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[12:45] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: well, the irc server seems to be working
[12:45] #knownspace> sean: that is the eris client?
[12:45] #knownspace> sean: tis only about 20 percent loaded here
[12:46] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: haven't tried it yet. i tested it the other day and it wokred
[12:46] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: worked
[12:46] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: i just got done brining all the servers back up at work. power failure... again
[12:46] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: this place needs a backup generator
[12:46] #knownspace> sean: the screen shot he showed was the eris client and it had not opened the channel window
[12:46] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: in trying to reach the ups, i fell over a desk and landed on my head
[12:47] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: it was funny
[12:47] #knownspace> sean: i bet
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[12:48] #knownspace> test2: here i am from the eris client
[12:48] #knownspace> sean: okay
[12:48] #knownspace> test2: not using a mac though...
[12:48] #knownspace> sean: its flash... should be platform independent
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[12:51] #knownspace> Sean1783: fred is using the web interface to your bbs
[12:54] #knownspace> sean: it says he is in irc chat but i dont see him
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[13:33] #knownspace> sean: successs
[13:34] #knownspace> fredskuentz: okay, is this the main chat?
[13:34] #knownspace> fredskuentz: yes!
[13:34] #knownspace> sean: yepper
[13:34] #knownspace> fredskuentz: I have user list
[13:34] #knownspace> fredskuentz: yay!
[13:34] #knownspace> fredskuentz: sorry about all that
[13:34] #knownspace> sean: no worries
[13:34] #knownspace> sean: happy to help
[13:34] #knownspace> fredskuentz: :)
[13:35] #knownspace> sean: you can do a /nick Fred if you wish
[13:36] #knownspace> sean: illegal channel name.... hmmm... what did you finally type to get in here?
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[13:54] #knownspace> sean: hey nick
[13:55] #knownspace> sean: bye nick
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[14:08] #knownspace> NickE: evenin'
[14:09] #knownspace> sean: for you... ;)
[14:10] #knownspace> Fred: I have no idea what finally worked sean
[14:11] #knownspace> sean: just wondering
[14:12] #knownspace> Fred: me too :)
[14:12] #knownspace> sean: heh
[14:13] #knownspace> Fred: I didn't even know it worked until you said success
[14:15] #knownspace> sean: gotcha
[14:16] #knownspace> sean: i actually have a mac but it is old and i dont use it. powermac 7200/90
[14:20] #knownspace> NickE: ah. Hi Sean, Hi Fred
[14:20] #knownspace> NickE: (was checking email)
[14:20] #knownspace> Fred: hey nick
[14:22] #knownspace> NickE: I *finally* managed to get a copy of MKW IV
[14:22] #knownspace> sean: I have V and VIII on the shelf
[14:23] #knownspace> NickE: only taken what 10 years
[14:23] #knownspace> sean: there is a copy of II in the bathroom
[14:23] #knownspace> NickE: had all the others, but fir some reason 4 never came out for any length of time in the UK, even though I had no problem with the others
[14:25] #knownspace> NickE: finally gave up on *finding* it in 2nd hand shops (half the fun is the chase) and got it from Texas (97p and £2.80 postage)
[14:28] #knownspace> sean: no second hand shops in frankfort any more.
[14:28] #knownspace> sean: so it is at least a half hour on the interstate to a big town to get to one
[14:29] #knownspace> NickE: well, I have teh advantage of working in Oxford - lotsa bookshops (though fewer these days)
[14:33] #knownspace> sean: i cant remember the last time i was in a 2nd hand book shop
[14:34] #knownspace> sean: i remember the store but not when. it has to be 8 years ago. nice shop up in Louisville
[14:41] #knownspace> Fred: Our second hand shops kind of dried up and blew away
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[14:42] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: fred you got in!
[14:42] #knownspace> Fred: yeah
[14:42] #knownspace> Fred: we don't know how though
[14:43] #knownspace> Fred: I just kept clicking and pasting various permutations until I noticed Sean say 'success'
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[14:43] #knownspace> Fred: Lensman
[14:43] #knownspace> NickE: Hi Mark, Hi Lens
[14:43] #knownspace> Lensman: Hi fen!
[14:44] #knownspace> Fred: So it turns out there are at least a dozen genre conventions in Phoenix this year
[14:44] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: hey nick, lenser
[14:44] #knownspace> Fred: including two this weekend
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[14:44] #knownspace> Fred: If I decide to start leaving the house again I could be quite busy
[14:44] #knownspace> NickE: hi Hippy
[14:44] #knownspace> Hippy: Hi, Nick
[14:44] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: a dozen?
[14:45] #knownspace> Hippy: Hi everyone. How's 2012 treating you so far?
[14:46] #knownspace> NickE: meh
[14:47] #knownspace> NickE: not bad but have root canal to look fwd to soon :-(
[14:47] #knownspace> Fred: better than 2011 did, but then it would almost have to
[14:47] #knownspace> Hippy: Yes, so far it's living up to its promises, isn't it?
[14:47] #knownspace> Hippy: Ywah, Fred. How's your mum?
[14:51] #knownspace> Hippy: Er. . .I"m sorry if that was not a nice question. Moving on. . .
[14:54] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: i just got back from earby
[14:54] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: where the power company is retarded
[14:55] #knownspace> Hippy: That's a universal truth
[14:56] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: I've worked there a year. five power outages
[14:57] #knownspace> Hippy: Jesus, that's worse than here
[14:57] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: this one was long enough to down all the esx servers. they don't like that
[14:58] #knownspace> Hippy: That raises a question - who here doesn't work in IT? Me, but who else?
[14:58] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: nick doesn't
[14:58] #knownspace> NickE: noe
[14:59] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: I *KNOW* Lensman doesn't...
[14:59] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: because there is some IT, someplace that still works.
[14:59] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: :-)
[14:59] #knownspace> Hippy: LOL!
[14:59] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: i'm not sure where he actually does work though
[15:00] #knownspace> Hippy: If he told us, he'd have to kill us
[15:01] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: i've been playing with orbiter again. i keep toying with an idea... maybe Fred could help.
[15:02] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: I'd like to have a flash intro to larryniven.net with the ship from neutron star (who's name escapes me) flying around bvs-1 and then going to a logo.
[15:02] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: this is all way beyond my ability.
[15:03] #knownspace> Hippy: I don't think the ship had a name
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[15:03] #knownspace> Hippy: Still, that would look pretty snazzy
[15:03] #knownspace> sean: skydiver
[15:03] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: i can't remember
[15:03] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: hello larry!
[15:03] #knownspace> Hippy: Hi, Larry
[15:03] #knownspace> sean: Hi Larry
[15:04] #knownspace> Larry: Hello all
[15:04] #knownspace> Hippy: Skydiver, really? My memory. . .it's too early on a Sunday :)
[15:04] #knownspace> sean: Skydiver is the name of the ship in the short story Neutron Star
[15:04] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: that sounds right.
[15:04] #knownspace> sean: I just reread it
[15:05] #knownspace> Larry: How does it hold up?
[15:05] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: Isaac asimov is still annoyed, I bet
[15:05] #knownspace> jonmanyjars: from the grave.
[15:05] #knownspace> Larry: I didn't need the hyperdrive. Young and foolish.
[15:05] #knownspace> Hippy: I still like 'a contract is as binding as the tape it's recorded on'
[15:06] #knownspace> sean: pretty well, Larry, but you said yourself that the ship would leave the neutron star spinning which would kill Schaefer.
[15:06] #knownspace> Larry: Yeah. Suddenly verbal contracts wre legit.
[15:06] #knownspace> Lensman: I think other than the anacronistic reference to "tape", "Neutron Star" holds up perfectly.
[15:06] #knownspace> NickE: Hi LArry
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