Chat Log: March 2nd, 2013

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2013-03-02 11:13:48 : <iFred> Chat!
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2013-03-02 11:19:22 : <fredskuentz> Chat!
2013-03-02 11:20:06 : <fredskuentz> Outsider, tell Sean to send out first Saturday chat reminders! :)
2013-03-02 11:20:07 : <Outsider> fredskuentz: I'll pass that on when Sean is around.
2013-03-02 11:20:44 : <fredskuentz> Outsider, please welcome Gofffan to the first chat since the last chat!
2013-03-02 11:21:21 : <fredskuentz> Outsider, tell Gofffan welcome to the first chat since the last chat!
2013-03-02 11:21:22 : <Outsider> fredskuentz: I'll pass that on when Gofffan is around.
2013-03-02 11:22:01 : <fredskuentz> Outsider, tell Larry it's good to see him again
2013-03-02 11:22:02 : <Outsider> fredskuentz: I'll pass that on when Larry is around.
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2013-03-02 14:34:09 : <sean> I sent the chat notices yesterday morning.
2013-03-02 14:34:10 : <Outsider> sean: 11:20Z <fredskuentz> tell sean to send out first Saturday chat reminders! :)
2013-03-02 15:49:08 : <sean> or early afternoon.
2013-03-02 16:28:22 : "Akiraa" left the channel.
2013-03-02 16:48:10 : <fredskuentz> I didn't get one :(
2013-03-02 16:53:07 : <fredskuentz> Hmm. Looks like my laptop (my email machine) hasn't got *any* email since 2/28
2013-03-02 16:53:57 : <fredskuentz> which doesn't make any sense. it would mean my artimation and cox accounts were both down. It can log online okay ...
2013-03-02 16:56:10 : <fredskuentz> oh. crap. I've got so much spam, outlook filled up. hit the 2gb file limit and stopped retrieving. heavy sigh.
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2013-03-02 17:44:21 : <sean> i sent it to your artimation account.
2013-03-02 18:11:09 : <fredskuentz> yeah, which I won't be able to get at for hours
2013-03-02 18:11:21 : <fredskuentz> it not only filled outlook, it filled the hard drive
2013-03-02 18:11:24 : <fredskuentz> 8k left on it
2013-03-02 18:11:48 : <fredskuentz> so first I have to free up at least 4gb before I can even start deleting mail so I can start getting mail
2013-03-02 18:11:53 : <fredskuentz> I hate microsoft
2013-03-02 18:12:24 : <fredskuentz> last month you sent it to my me.com addy :D
2013-03-02 18:12:41 : <sean> I think last month i sent it to both
could start chanting 'linux' again
2013-03-02 18:14:18 : <sean> there
2013-03-02 18:14:55 : <fredskuentz> I've got mail!
2013-03-02 18:14:56 : <fredskuentz> :)
2013-03-02 18:15:06 : <fredskuentz> thanks
2013-03-02 18:16:34 : <sean> no worries
SeanS
2013-03-02 18:20:35 : <SeanS> its a blizzard!!!
2013-03-02 18:29:16 : <SeanS> blizzard over.
2013-03-02 18:54:23 : "NickE" joined the channel.
2013-03-02 18:56:03 : <NickE> 'evenin
2013-03-02 18:57:50 : "Jim" joined the channel.
2013-03-02 18:58:42 : <Jim> hi
2013-03-02 19:00:42 : <SeanS> hey Nick, Jim
2013-03-02 19:00:54 : "ronn" joined the channel.
2013-03-02 19:01:48 : <SeanS> hey Ronn
2013-03-02 19:04:14 : <NickE> Hi ronn,Sean Jim
2013-03-02 19:05:09 : <SeanS> Fred is in and out. He is battling an email problem and cursing micro$oft.
2013-03-02 19:09:21 : <ronn> I've got about half a dozen things going on as well. And of course none of them want to work correctly . . .
2013-03-02 19:10:24 : <NickE> going to be one of those evenings then :-) Will also be paying attention intermittently
2013-03-02 19:10:38 : <NickE> Actually, that;s fairly standard :-)
2013-03-02 19:10:59 : "dmac44" joined the channel.
2013-03-02 19:11:12 : <NickE> mornin
2013-03-02 19:11:13 : <SeanS> I am just doing my job as the sliding door operator for the dog.
2013-03-02 19:11:20 : <dmac44> Hi guys.
2013-03-02 19:11:38 : <SeanS> hey dmac
2013-03-02 19:11:45 : <NickE> yeah, my cat employes me the same way
2013-03-02 19:12:35 : <SeanS> everybody catch the dragon launch yesterday?
2013-03-02 19:12:42 : <ronn> yep, business as usual . . .
2013-03-02 19:12:43 : <ronn> [Sean, Nick] And I am playing referee between the cats
2013-03-02 19:14:49 : <ronn> dragon launch: no
2013-03-02 19:15:23 : <SeanS> i just happened to see it listed on space.com about 3 minutes before it went up.
2013-03-02 19:16:31 : <NickE> missed that
2013-03-02 19:17:28 : <dmac44> weren't here problems with the thrusters?
2013-03-02 19:19:06 : <dmac44> after the launch.
2013-03-02 19:19:23 : <SeanS> not that I saw. but I haven't checked out anything but the launch.
2013-03-02 19:20:05 : <dmac44> I read they are a day late getting to the ISS due to a problem they were able to fix.
2013-03-02 19:20:26 : <SeanS> yeah... problems with 3 of the 4 thruster pods. looks like spacex fixed it.
2013-03-02 19:21:09 : <dmac44> commerical but still experimental.
2013-03-02 19:22:54 : <SeanS> yep
2013-03-02 19:26:59 : <ronn> SLS was always "experimental" as well . . .
2013-03-02 19:31:44 : <ronn> That should have been "STS" . . .
2013-03-02 19:31:46 : <ronn> Point is, space exploration is still in the "experimental" stage.
2013-03-02 19:32:35 : <SeanS> i agree
2013-03-02 19:39:13 : <Jim> Does STS stand for Space Transportation System? If so, then there was probably an effort to make it seem routine.
2013-03-02 19:48:42 : <SeanS> yes.
2013-03-02 19:49:18 : <SeanS> .weather 40601
2013-03-02 19:49:20 : <Outsider> Overcast ☁, 30.2℉ (-1℃), 30.09in (1016mb), Light Snow, Gentle breeze 8kt (↑) - KLOU, 18:53Z
2013-03-02 19:57:34 : <ronn> They predicted a "dusting" of show here sometime overnight/this morning, but I didn't see any. Just went out for a moment and it's cold, though.
2013-03-02 19:57:36 : <ronn> .weather 35210
2013-03-02 19:57:37 : <Outsider> Clear ☼, 20℃, 1012mb, Gentle breeze 10kt (↑) - GCLP 19:30Z
2013-03-02 19:58:33 : <ronn> Uh . . . where is Outsider getting his info?
2013-03-02 19:58:45 : <SeanS> its been snowing on and off all day but nothing is sticking
2013-03-02 19:58:56 : <ronn> .weather 35210
2013-03-02 19:58:57 : <Outsider> Clear ☼, 20℃, 1012mb, Gentle breeze 10kt (↑) - GCLP 19:30Z
2013-03-02 19:59:12 : <SeanS> i think it hits the closest national weather service station to the entered zip code
2013-03-02 20:00:17 : <SeanS> klou in a google seach says it is bowman field in louisville.
2013-03-02 20:03:44 : <ronn> According to the Weather Channel Firefox app, it is 36°F and overcast, which is a lot closer to the truth on the ground.
2013-03-02 20:03:47 : <ronn> And according to Google "GCLP" stands for "Good Clinical Laboratory Practice" . . .
2013-03-02 20:04:39 : <SeanS> i get gran canaria airport
2013-03-02 20:05:29 : <SeanS> tho i did punch in 'gclp airport'
2013-03-02 20:06:31 : <SeanS> hmm, canary islands. probably not.
2013-03-02 20:08:37 : <ronn> Well, I suppose it might be that warm in the Canary Islands, but that's a fur piece across the ocean from here.
2013-03-02 20:08:39 : <ronn> Lemme try downtown:
2013-03-02 20:08:41 : <ronn> .weather 35203
2013-03-02 20:08:43 : <Outsider> Overcast ☁, 37.4℉ (3℃), 30.09in (1016mb), Moderate breeze 14kt (↑) - KBHM 19:53Z
2013-03-02 20:09:32 : <ronn> Okay, so it works there, but not here (which is actually nearer the airport) . . .
2013-03-02 20:10:28 : <SeanS> birmningham-shuttlesworth?
2013-03-02 20:12:18 : <ronn> yes
2013-03-02 20:13:53 : <SeanS> why did i think you were in arizona?
2013-03-02 20:13:58 : <SeanS> oh well.
2013-03-02 20:16:05 : <SeanS> hmm, slow chat.
2013-03-02 20:16:23 : "Larry" joined the channel.
2013-03-02 20:16:29 : <SeanS> hi Larry.
2013-03-02 20:16:39 : "Dan" joined the channel.
2013-03-02 20:16:41 : <ronn> Hi, Larry!
2013-03-02 20:16:46 : <Larry> Hello all.
2013-03-02 20:16:47 : <Outsider> Larry: 11:22Z <fredskuentz> tell Larry it's good to see him again
2013-03-02 20:16:47 : <SeanS> and Dan
2013-03-02 20:16:58 : <ronn> Hi, Dan!
2013-03-02 20:17:06 : <Dan> Hi! Just remembered the chat.
2013-03-02 20:17:29 : <SeanS> I suppose i could add you to the notification list.
2013-03-02 20:17:54 : <Dan> I read the notice on the list yesterday.
2013-03-02 20:18:24 : <Larry> I'm looking at root canal and cataract surgery.
2013-03-02 20:18:25 : <Dan> And my cell phone is supposed to alert me, when I have it switched on, LOL!
2013-03-02 20:18:41 : <Jim> yuck
2013-03-02 20:18:59 : <SeanS> I had a question about the Leshy circuit but then reread Night on Mispec Moor and it got answered.
2013-03-02 20:19:10 : "gofffan" joined the channel.
2013-03-02 20:19:16 : <ronn> <ob humor>
2013-03-02 20:19:18 : <ronn> On your eye teeth?
2013-03-02 20:19:23 : <Larry> professional life goes well. I've written a teleportation story for Mike Resnick.
2013-03-02 20:19:45 : <SeanS> planets on the Leshy circuit.
2013-03-02 20:20:07 : <SeanS> ouch, Larry.
2013-03-02 20:20:20 : <Larry> Yeah, the Leshy Circuit stories never flew very far. I learned not to plan a background in too much detail. Let it evolve.
2013-03-02 20:21:39 : <Larry> but the Leshy worlds were all named for Cabell's deities.
2013-03-02 20:21:52 : <SeanS> gotcha
2013-03-02 20:22:19 : <Larry> eye teeth...funny.
2013-03-02 20:22:34 : <SeanS> is Mke Resnick putting putting together a compilation??
2013-03-02 20:23:44 : <ronn> :) Seriously, I hope both are successful and not too uncomfortable.
2013-03-02 20:23:59 : <Larry> Resnick is putting together books with a story by some big name, accompanied by a novice's stories set in the same universe. Mine will be a little different.
2013-03-02 20:24:27 : <SeanS> Sounds interesting.
2013-03-02 20:25:36 : <Larry> Brad Torgeson (wrote one) suggested that the stories really need "Flash Crowd" to make sense. So I wrote a new story, but I'll also expand Flash Crowd with new material. Hope this works.
2013-03-02 20:26:28 : <Dan> It should. You've had time to think up more implications of the original story.
2013-03-02 20:26:51 : <dmac44> Larry were the Leshy Circuit stories part of the World Out of Time universe?
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2013-03-02 20:28:02 : <SeanS> It will be interesting to read an expanded flash crowd. interesting concept that has now shown up in the real world.
2013-03-02 20:29:35 : <Larry> World out of Time would fit in the Leshy Circuit, I think. It's been too long; I don't recall.
2013-03-02 20:30:30 : <SolBelterSpike> to the extent that now a tv ad can have a man burst into song in public, stop, check his phones updates, and stop, because the flash event was delayed :)
2013-03-02 20:30:35 : <Larry> flash mobs would be common, until passe, given the teleportation network. Thanks for suggestion.
2013-03-02 20:31:00 : <Larry> Hah! saw that.
2013-03-02 20:32:21 : <Dan> My wife keeps watching the flash mob videos on You Tube. Every time, she wishes she could see one in person. Her favorite kind is the marriage proposal ones. :)
2013-03-02 20:32:47 : <SeanS> I can see that.
2013-03-02 20:33:52 : <Larry> there was a flash mob in "Friendship with Benefits" - movie.
2013-03-02 20:35:01 : <SeanS> Have not watched that yet. will look for it when I do. the female wants to watch it so it wont be long. ;)
2013-03-02 20:35:12 : <Dan> :)
2013-03-02 20:36:25 : <Jim> What was the mode of transportation in the Leshy Circuit stories?
2013-03-02 20:36:35 : <SeanS> ram ships
2013-03-02 20:36:50 : <Dan> Mine is getting tired of my complaints about my ancient computer. I may have to buy a new one.
2013-03-02 20:37:12 : <Jim> Get her an iPad.
2013-03-02 20:37:34 : <Dan> Not for her, for me. :)
2013-03-02 20:37:58 : <Jim> your complaints, ok
2013-03-02 20:38:51 : <Dan> Yeah. Mine has started rebooting for no reason. Usually I just open it up and clean the dust out.
2013-03-02 20:39:22 : <SeanS> when is the Resnick book supposed to come out?
2013-03-02 20:40:53 : <Larry> I don't have a date for the Resnick book. Both Harrington and Torgeson have turned in their stories, and I have too: the short one, "Dial at Random".
2013-03-02 20:41:16 : <Jim> .weather KEKN
2013-03-02 20:41:18 : <Outsider> Overcast ☁, 26.6℉ (-3℃), 29.84in (1007mb), Gentle breeze 8kt (↑) - KEKN 19:51Z
2013-03-02 20:41:29 : <SeanS> title fits in with transfer booths.
2013-03-02 20:43:26 : <SeanS> still working on the expanded flash crowd?
2013-03-02 20:44:41 : <SolBelterSpike> I've never come up with a good verb to replace 'dial.' Press? Studded? What do all'y use yourselves?
2013-03-02 20:45:40 : <SeanS> i still use dial
2013-03-02 20:45:49 : <Jim> same here
2013-03-02 20:46:09 : <Dan> "Dial," or sometimes "call."
2013-03-02 20:46:20 : <SeanS> my parents actually have a rotary phone.
2013-03-02 20:46:27 : <Larry> sean: haven't started yet. Brad has promised an electronic Flash Crowd: easier to work with.
2013-03-02 20:47:02 : <SeanS> but it is a replica real old phone with the separate earpiece on a cord.
2013-03-02 20:47:19 : <SolBelterSpike> Winter Hill MA Wunderground Mostly Cloudy Temperature 41.2 °F Wind 6.3
2013-03-02 20:47:32 : <SeanS> k. as always, I will look forward to it.
2013-03-02 20:48:24 : <Larry> "Dial" works for me, though the JumpShift booths have a rotary phone.
2013-03-02 20:48:33 : <SolBelterSpike> My father replaced his rotary half-decade ago :)
2013-03-02 20:48:43 : "AlexA" joined the channel.
2013-03-02 20:48:49 : <SeanS> hi alex
2013-03-02 20:48:59 : <AlexA> hi
2013-03-02 20:49:13 : <SolBelterSpike> I had him send it to me and I put it in the hallway near the real one :)
2013-03-02 20:49:14 : "Hippy" joined the channel.
2013-03-02 20:49:28 : <Dan> Hiya, Hippy!
2013-03-02 20:49:32 : <dmac44> Hi Hippy!
2013-03-02 20:49:37 : <Hippy> Better latethan never. . .
2013-03-02 20:49:42 : <SeanS> hey hippy. are you still on the far side of the world?
2013-03-02 20:49:53 : <Larry> sorry, brain shift. The JumpShift booths have a keypad.
2013-03-02 20:50:27 : <Hippy> Nope! Here in breezy Orlando, coping withyour outrageous voltages
2013-03-02 20:50:51 : <SeanS> heh
2013-03-02 20:51:06 : <SolBelterSpike> i still say dialed, but 'keyed' might be my new choice
2013-03-02 20:51:38 : <SeanS> keyed would probably be my choice if I did not use dialed.
2013-03-02 20:52:10 : <Hippy> Well, it would be quicker to use
2013-03-02 20:52:28 : <Larry> I can't say "keyed at random" and imply a phone booth.
2013-03-02 20:52:49 : <SeanS> I guess I could miracle into a google glass and then just say 'call name'
2013-03-02 20:52:56 : <AlexA> hmm I think i still say I dial a phone number even though I havent used a dial in years!
2013-03-02 20:53:57 : <SeanS> Larry, totally agree. dial is such a part of the culture everybody knows what that is.
2013-03-02 20:54:17 : <Jim> Do people in foreign countries use the word "dial" (in their local language)?
2013-03-02 20:54:17 : <SolBelterSpike> during this momentary stretch, let me pass along wallpaper and a mini-preview as it were of 'Lucifers Hammer' .But since Don Davis also illo'ed 'Bowl of Heaven' and ''Ringworld,' http://paradoxolbers.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/chelyabinsk-bolide-art-by-don-davis/
2013-03-02 20:54:43 : <Hippy> Yes, we do
2013-03-02 20:54:47 : <Dan> Even people who have never seen a rotary phone use "dial." :)
2013-03-02 20:55:00 : "gofffan" left the channel.
2013-03-02 20:55:02 : <SolBelterSpike> good question, Jim!
2013-03-02 20:55:17 : "gofffan" joined the channel.
2013-03-02 20:55:25 : <gofffan> sorry
2013-03-02 20:55:26 : <Outsider> gofffan: 02 Feb 03:35Z <fredskuentz> tell gofffan "Welcome to your third Niven chat!"
2013-03-02 20:55:27 : <Outsider> gofffan: 11:21Z <fredskuentz> tell gofffan welcome to the first chat since the last chat!
2013-03-02 20:55:46 : <Jim> Goffan!
2013-03-02 20:56:01 : <SeanS> fred loves that bot feature, obviously.
2013-03-02 20:56:03 : <gofffan> hey guys. been listening.
2013-03-02 20:56:20 : <fredskuentz> Gofff!
2013-03-02 20:56:48 : <AlexA> Great picture sol
2013-03-02 20:57:28 : <gofffan> that's what I was trying to cope when I logged off. wonder how long before phone booths are not in our collective minds.
2013-03-02 20:57:32 : <gofffan> copy
2013-03-02 20:58:26 : <AlexA> phone booths are endangered in the UK - mobile phones have killed useage
2013-03-02 20:58:36 : <SeanS> There is one outside the local power company. but it looks more like the TARDIS than a normal phone booth.
2013-03-02 20:58:47 : <Hippy> Dame in Australia
2013-03-02 20:59:08 : <AlexA> some of the trad red ones are re-roled as libraries!
2013-03-02 20:59:24 : <Jim> Telephone booths are also extinct in the U.S. Drug dealers use disposable cell phones.
2013-03-02 20:59:29 : <Dan> At work, all but one pay phone per building have been removed.
2013-03-02 20:59:45 : <Larry> you know what's going to save the memory of phone booths? Doctor Who!
2013-03-02 21:00:01 : <SeanS> yep
2013-03-02 21:00:06 : <Dan> New episodes start up next month.
2013-03-02 21:00:17 : <SeanS> end of this month the 30th
2013-03-02 21:00:20 : <Jim> I thought that Dr. Who featured a police box.
2013-03-02 21:00:28 : <gofffan> Call Box
2013-03-02 21:00:39 : <SeanS> police call box. the original phone booth
2013-03-02 21:00:46 : <Jim> ok
2013-03-02 21:00:56 : <AlexA> lndeed, though Police Boxes arent exactly phone booths
2013-03-02 21:00:59 : <SeanS> and temporary jail.
2013-03-02 21:01:15 : <AlexA> corrrect seans
2013-03-02 21:01:31 : <gofffan> you get one phone call and one temporal jump!
2013-03-02 21:01:53 : <SeanS> i just ordered a 'My Other Car is a TARDIS' vanity plate for my truck.
2013-03-02 21:01:53 : <SolBelterSpike> lol
2013-03-02 21:02:31 : <Hippy> Tha'll wow 'em in Louisville
2013-03-02 21:02:36 : <SeanS> Frankfort.
2013-03-02 21:02:46 : <SeanS> nobody will know what the hell I mean
2013-03-02 21:02:49 : <AlexA> there used to be a miniature police box in the centre of Oxford (my home town) - just the phone box without "jail"
2013-03-02 21:03:11 : <Hippy> No, Frankforters are more sohisticated
2013-03-02 21:03:15 : <Jim> Oxford, UK ?
2013-03-02 21:03:16 : <SolBelterSpike> "I demand to call ... Daniel Webster as my lawyer!"
2013-03-02 21:03:22 : <fredskuentz> I had a telemarketer tell me she couldn't take me off the list because they use a 'robo dialer' yesterday
2013-03-02 21:03:23 : <AlexA> yes jim
2013-03-02 21:03:33 : <fredskuentz> so even criminals use 'dial' :)
2013-03-02 21:03:56 : <AlexA> .g carfax oxford
2013-03-02 21:03:57 : <Outsider> AlexA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carfax,_Oxford
2013-03-02 21:04:01 : <SolBelterSpike> guffaws at freds
2013-03-02 21:04:24 : <Jim> .g porn
2013-03-02 21:04:25 : <Outsider> Jim: http://www.pornhub.com/
2013-03-02 21:05:15 : <AlexA> !
2013-03-02 21:05:29 : <AlexA> .g police box oxford
2013-03-02 21:05:30 : <Outsider> AlexA: http://www.policeboxes.com/pboxhist.htm
2013-03-02 21:05:31 : <Dan> Well, *that* was a conversation stopper, LOL!
2013-03-02 21:06:01 : <Hippy> I saw a polive box in Edinburgh. . .about five years from now
2013-03-02 21:06:13 : <fredskuentz> the closet thing we have to call boxes are Redbox
2013-03-02 21:07:32 : <SeanS> five years from now?
2013-03-02 21:07:39 : <fredskuentz> poor lonely things, just sitting there, tumbleweeds blowing by
2013-03-02 21:07:42 : <gofffan> Tardis
2013-03-02 21:08:08 : <Dan> There's been one of the red phone booths set up in a flower shop parking lot across the street from my favorit mexical food place for a couple of decades now. But Athens is a college town, so it isn't too out of the ordinary.
2013-03-02 21:08:27 : <fredskuentz> I love Oswin, the new companion
2013-03-02 21:08:33 : <AlexA> the "police post" on that site is what used to be at Carfax, Oxford in my youth
2013-03-02 21:08:34 : <fredskuentz> "It's smaller on the outside!"
2013-03-02 21:08:41 : <SeanS> she is very attractive
2013-03-02 21:08:46 : <Dan> I never schecked to see if there was still a working phone in it, though.
2013-03-02 21:09:05 : <fredskuentz> All I can think of when I hear 'Carfax' is Carfax Abby from Dracula
2013-03-02 21:09:24 : <AlexA> Yeap agree about Oswin/JLC
2013-03-02 21:09:42 : <SeanS> I loved the one word answer test in The Snowmen
2013-03-02 21:09:48 : <AlexA> Carfax means crossroads in Latin
2013-03-02 21:09:51 : <Jim> I thought that Carfax was a company that told you the repair history of your used auto.
2013-03-02 21:10:05 : <Dan> It is that also, Jim.
2013-03-02 21:10:50 : <fredskuentz> and their mascot is a fox
2013-03-02 21:11:03 : <fredskuentz> apparently they think people don't know the difference
2013-03-02 21:11:10 : <AlexA> JLC played one of Cap & Bucky's dates in "Captain America" film
2013-03-02 21:11:11 : <SolBelterSpike> AlexA, Don says 'thanks' for your comment
2013-03-02 21:12:27 : <AlexA> no problem
2013-03-02 21:13:30 : <AlexA> Cue Doctor Who/Avengers cross-over fanfiction :)
2013-03-02 21:13:47 : <Hippy> On the othger hand, let's not
continues to be a sliding glass door operation system for the dog.
2013-03-02 21:14:18 : "Larry" left the channel.
2013-03-02 21:14:23 : <SeanS> bye larry
2013-03-02 21:14:34 : <ronn> Fred: So a talking fax machine would be more recognizable? Who knows what a [standalone, not a multifunction printer] fax machine even looks like anymore?
2013-03-02 21:14:59 : <AlexA> i was about to ask Larry a question :(
2013-03-02 21:15:16 : <fredskuentz> I was going to reassure him about cataract surgery
2013-03-02 21:15:17 : <SeanS> he might be back. he usually says goodbye
2013-03-02 21:15:19 : <Jim> Ask us, we may know the answer.
2013-03-02 21:15:42 : <SolBelterSpike> might have been diconnencnted
2013-03-02 21:15:44 : <SeanS> or, I will email him the question
2013-03-02 21:15:47 : <Dan> I got some (possibly) good news at the convention last weekend. It seems my prospective publisher had to let fome of his editors go because they weren't doing much work. He's since rebuilt the staff. I should have some sort of answer about my manuscript is a few months.
2013-03-02 21:15:55 : <fredskuentz> Outsider, tell Larry welcome back and that we missed him, and cataract surgery is easy peasy and has great results
2013-03-02 21:15:56 : <Outsider> fredskuentz: I'll pass that on when Larry is around.
2013-03-02 21:16:42 : <SolBelterSpike> Tell him i had both eyes done in 2004, went fine, ok within 2 days
2013-03-02 21:16:46 : <Dan> They have to get another 4 books out of the backlog of submissions, then mine will go to one of the editors for reading.
2013-03-02 21:16:55 : <AlexA> i was going to joke that the Russian meteor is a great promo for Anvil :)
2013-03-02 21:16:56 : <SeanS> cool, dan
2013-03-02 21:17:09 : <Jim> Outsider, tell fredkuentz Hi
2013-03-02 21:17:10 : <Outsider> Jim: I'll pass that on when fredkuentz is around.
2013-03-02 21:17:26 : <SolBelterSpike> lol, AlexA
2013-03-02 21:17:28 : <gofffan> ha
2013-03-02 21:17:39 : <SolBelterSpike> great Dan
2013-03-02 21:17:40 : <gofffan> Dan - congrats
2013-03-02 21:18:07 : <AlexA> has Larry mentioned a publication date for Anvil?
2013-03-02 21:18:08 : <Hippy> That is great news, Dan
2013-03-02 21:18:19 : <fredskuentz> Outsider, tell Jim that he misspelled my name
2013-03-02 21:18:20 : <Outsider> fredskuentz: I'll pass that on when Jim is around.
2013-03-02 21:18:26 : <SeanS> lol
2013-03-02 21:18:46 : <gofffan> picky
2013-03-02 21:19:03 : "Larry" joined the channel.
2013-03-02 21:19:08 : <Jim> How does this work?
2013-03-02 21:19:09 : <Outsider> Jim: 21:18Z <fredskuentz> tell Jim that he misspelled my name
2013-03-02 21:19:13 : <Hippy> Handy feature that
2013-03-02 21:19:15 : <SeanS> wb larry
2013-03-02 21:19:18 : <AlexA> wb Larry
2013-03-02 21:19:27 : <Jim> Larry!
2013-03-02 21:19:33 : <Larry> I must have timed out.
2013-03-02 21:19:34 : <Outsider> Larry: 21:15Z <fredskuentz> tell Larry welcome back and that we missed him, and cataract surgery is easy peasy and has great results
2013-03-02 21:19:39 : <SolBelterSpike> See! wb, larry
2013-03-02 21:19:52 : <Dan> I'll have to get back to writing new Mare Inebrium stories for the collection, in case the book gets accepted, Hippy.
2013-03-02 21:20:00 : <Larry> I'm not worried, just bummed out.
2013-03-02 21:20:06 : <AlexA> Larry: Do you have publication date for "Anvil"?
2013-03-02 21:20:49 : <Larry> I had a cataract removed from the right eye. Left should be similar.
2013-03-02 21:21:26 : <Larry> I don't have a pub date for "Anvil". Or a final name. We're well past deadline.
2013-03-02 21:21:56 : <AlexA> Right. thanks Larry
2013-03-02 21:21:57 : <Jim> Who are the co-authors of Anvil?
2013-03-02 21:22:01 : <SolBelterSpike> Larry, after u timed out, 2 of us had cdataract comments 'SolBelterSpike\tTell him i had both eyes done in 2004, went fine, ok within 2 days'
2013-03-02 21:22:20 : <Larry> Mare Inebrium? About excessive drinking on Mars?
2013-03-02 21:22:44 : <Larry> Co-author of Anvil is Jerry Pournelle.
2013-03-02 21:22:45 : <AlexA> is "Anvil" what youre working on right now?
2013-03-02 21:22:51 : <Hippy> It's supposed to mean 'Seak of Drunkards'
2013-03-02 21:22:55 : <SolBelterSpike> fredskuentz\tI was going to reassure him about cataract surgery
2013-03-02 21:23:22 : <fredskuentz> I had Outsider do it for me :)
2013-03-02 21:23:34 : <SolBelterSpike> ah, outsider, thx
2013-03-02 21:23:44 : <Dan> It's the name of my spaceport bar, Lary. A shared universe series, online for several years. I've pulled all my original stories off line and have them at a small publisher for consideration.
2013-03-02 21:23:48 : <Jim> When my grandfather had his cataracts done, they gave him wrap-around sunglasses.
2013-03-02 21:23:56 : <fredskuentz> when Mom got her second eye done, they didn't even bandage it, and she rode home reading all the street signs out loud without her glasses
2013-03-02 21:24:06 : <Hippy> The trouble with laptops is you have to type like a praying mntis in the middle set on an airliner
2013-03-02 21:24:07 : <AlexA> Recent events in Russia may help sales of Anvil :)
2013-03-02 21:24:28 : <ronn> Advil, as well.
2013-03-02 21:24:30 : <Jim> :-o
2013-03-02 21:24:53 : <fredskuentz> The thing I loved about the meteor in Russia, was that everybody has dash cams recording all the time because the cops are so evil
2013-03-02 21:24:56 : <Larry> Yeah, I thought of that, Alex.
2013-03-02 21:25:28 : <Hippy> So nobody thinks that the Russian meeor is faked?
2013-03-02 21:25:50 : <SolBelterSpike> get Don Davis to do cover, or is cover artist assigned ahead ? http://paradoxolbers.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/chelyabinsk-bolide-art-by-don-davis/
2013-03-02 21:25:51 : <Jim> Why would someone think that the Russian meteor was faked?
2013-03-02 21:25:52 : <AlexA> centainly has meteors in public mind
2013-03-02 21:26:09 : <AlexA> uncoming comets too
2013-03-02 21:26:26 : <SolBelterSpike> plenty think it's a fake, but in minority
2013-03-02 21:26:35 : <Larry> I loved that feature: all the cameras on all the Russian cars. Jay Leno showed scenes other than meteors, ending when a boxcar full of cattle tipped them into the street.
2013-03-02 21:27:00 : <AlexA> including one that *may* hit Mars
2013-03-02 21:27:11 : <Hippy> John C Dvorak on TWIT argues that the hole in the ice is too small for such am impact
2013-03-02 21:27:30 : <Dan> If it does, say goodbye to all the rovers & orbiters.
2013-03-02 21:27:44 : <fredskuentz> might hit the other side of mars
2013-03-02 21:27:58 : <AlexA> the ice-hole may be Russian dynamite fishing
2013-03-02 21:28:11 : <Dan> It'd still toss a lot of debris up, though.
2013-03-02 21:28:13 : <AlexA> or a small fragment
2013-03-02 21:28:17 : <SeanS> I will have to look that up. was not aware of an upcoming mars maybe hit.
2013-03-02 21:28:26 : <Hippy> What iceholes!
2013-03-02 21:28:47 : <AlexA> .g comet hit mars
2013-03-02 21:28:48 : <Outsider> AlexA: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/02/28/mars_impact_the_red_planet_may_get_hit_by_a_comet_in_october_2014.html
2013-03-02 21:29:20 : <fredskuentz> driving the martians to arrive here at Halloween
2013-03-02 21:29:24 : <AlexA> ^there you go SeanS
2013-03-02 21:29:25 : <fredskuentz> like they always do
2013-03-02 21:29:26 : <Dan> Sean, as Stephanie about it. She's been posting a lot of links about it in her Facebook page. Of course, Max will have to look it up for you. :)
2013-03-02 21:29:40 : <Dan> *ask
2013-03-02 21:29:42 : <SeanS> thanx
2013-03-02 21:30:01 : <AlexA> .g russia metoer ice hole
2013-03-02 21:30:03 : <Outsider> AlexA: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2280920/Meteor-crashed-Russia-largest-space-rock-hit-earth-century-claim-scientists.html
2013-03-02 21:30:37 : <SeanS> I guess Max will have to friend Stephanie. Wonder what she will think of that? ;)
2013-03-02 21:31:17 : <Dan> Well, her cat has a facebook page, so I think she'll take to the idea. ")
2013-03-02 21:31:21 : <Larry> my thought: if the russian meteor had struck with the USSR still active, they might have retaliated. Jerry and I saved civilization! such as it is.
2013-03-02 21:31:31 : <SeanS> for those that don't know, Max is my labrador retriever
2013-03-02 21:31:38 : <AlexA> ^first pic in that article shows the ice-hole
2013-03-02 21:32:17 : <Dan> Larry, several people online have pointed that out. It's nice to see that you have so many fans!
2013-03-02 21:32:24 : <AlexA> Indeed Larry
2013-03-02 21:32:45 : <gofffan> Really could have happened during the cold war
2013-03-02 21:33:17 : <dmac44> Having second thoughts about saving it Larry? :)
2013-03-02 21:33:45 : <ronn> Larry: I mentioned on the mail list that when the topic of Tunguska came up, I would often ask the class what might have happened if it'd happened 50 years later and further to the west, near Moscow or other military targets . . .
2013-03-02 21:34:08 : <Larry> no, I'm bragging. If I can save civilization once, nothing that happens afterward is my fault.
2013-03-02 21:34:21 : <dmac44> lol
2013-03-02 21:34:24 : <SolBelterSpike> I recall the crew on Hammerlab watching the Russian ICBM fleet on the rise, glaring at each other, then seeing the missiles tilting east to China
2013-03-02 21:34:31 : <SeanS> ronn, and what were the answers?
2013-03-02 21:34:41 : <SolBelterSpike> Lucifer's Hammer'
2013-03-02 21:35:30 : <gofffan> A comet, but not much difference when it hits!
2013-03-02 21:35:58 : <gofffan> from a meteor, I mean.
2013-03-02 21:36:13 : <SeanS> I would think that if Tunguska happened in 1958, we would not be typing now.
2013-03-02 21:36:51 : <Hippy> I would be. Have you read On The Beach'?
2013-03-02 21:37:02 : <SeanS> I have seen the movie.
2013-03-02 21:37:14 : <ronn> It was more or less intended to provoke thought.
2013-03-02 21:37:29 : <Hippy> So I get to survive a few months longer :)
2013-03-02 21:37:36 : <SeanS> gotcha, ronn
2013-03-02 21:37:50 : <SolBelterSpike> 'oh course we would, Sean, see? I oiled up this old remington from ruins of NYC, works fine!'
2013-03-02 21:37:55 : <ronn> I read the sequel, "Son of Beach" . . .
2013-03-02 21:38:22 : <Hippy> LOL!
2013-03-02 21:38:26 : <SeanS> heh
2013-03-02 21:38:29 : <Jim> Ron, was that not a sitcom on FX?
2013-03-02 21:38:48 : <ronn> Jim: wouldn't doubt it . . .
2013-03-02 21:39:08 : <Dan> Going to have to make a beer run, BRB.
2013-03-02 21:39:22 : <SeanS> I did that before chat. ;)
2013-03-02 21:40:14 : <Jim> Someone should make an easy to use cathater for these chats.
2013-03-02 21:40:40 : <Dan> My body clock has been set for Night shift for a couple of weeks, now. :)
2013-03-02 21:40:44 : <Hippy> I have my casino bucket
2013-03-02 21:40:47 : <fredskuentz> or chat on the iPad
2013-03-02 21:40:48 : <SeanS> I usually say bio or bio-break
2013-03-02 21:40:53 : <fredskuentz> and just take it with you
2013-03-02 21:41:21 : <SeanS> I understand, Dan
2013-03-02 21:41:37 : <SolBelterSpike> Jim, Dan was worried about input. :)
2013-03-02 21:41:53 : <Jim> lol
2013-03-02 21:42:15 : <SeanS> same thing. you dont buy beer. you just rent it.
2013-03-02 21:42:52 : <Jim> Archie accused the bars of creating beer from pee.
2013-03-02 21:42:55 : <SolBelterSpike> i'm incontinent, so i have my repurposed bleach jug handy
2013-03-02 21:43:19 : <ronn> T. M. I.
2013-03-02 21:43:41 : "NickE" left the channel.
2013-03-02 21:44:26 : <SeanS> no kidding
2013-03-02 21:46:46 : <Jim> Has anyone tried again to make Biosphere 2 work as designed?
2013-03-02 21:47:18 : <SeanS> so Anvil is the remake/semi-sequel of Lucifer's Hammer?
2013-03-02 21:47:38 : <fredskuentz> Biosphere 2 *does* work as designed
2013-03-02 21:47:50 : <fredskuentz> it was designed to sell tickets to tourists
2013-03-02 21:48:03 : <AlexA> haha fred
2013-03-02 21:48:06 : <Jim> lol
2013-03-02 21:48:07 : <fredskuentz> and Pauley Shore movies
2013-03-02 21:49:17 : <AlexA> Well two of the B2 'crew' are involved in closed-loop life support work for Tito's Mars flyby
2013-03-02 21:49:49 : <fredskuentz> The two that used to sneak out to diners and bring back cheeseburgers?
2013-03-02 21:50:12 : <Larry> Anvil is all new and focuses mainly on education.
2013-03-02 21:50:52 : <AlexA> They're married now (got together on B2), dunno about burgers
2013-03-02 21:50:57 : "NickE" joined the channel.
2013-03-02 21:51:02 : <SeanS> wb, nick
2013-03-02 21:51:19 : <NickE> broken toaster blew the power!
2013-03-02 21:51:31 : <Larry> hello, Nick
2013-03-02 21:51:41 : <ronn> "No, Mr. Tito, you can not has cheezburger."
2013-03-02 21:51:43 : <NickE> hey Larry
2013-03-02 21:52:13 : <AlexA> have you already discussed the proposed Mars flyby?
2013-03-02 21:53:44 : <SolBelterSpike> I thought B2 worked after they finally figured out the curing concrete was draining O2 frfom internal air?
2013-03-02 21:53:47 : <AlexA> nicke: better that than it causing a fire :/
2013-03-02 21:54:10 : <fredskuentz> Nah, B2 was always a joke
2013-03-02 21:54:21 : <fredskuentz> It wasn't even close to airtight
2013-03-02 21:55:23 : <AlexA> I though B2 had too much vegatable matter in the soil which bacteria coverted to excess CO2?
2013-03-02 21:55:41 : <NickE> one side was dead, but son home from Uni didn't know this and used the dodgy side!
2013-03-02 21:55:47 : <Jim> If B-2 was not air tight, then why did they have to pump in O2?
2013-03-02 21:56:06 : <fredskuentz> B-2 heated up during the day
2013-03-02 21:56:08 : <NickE> new toaster tomorrow
2013-03-02 21:56:34 : <fredskuentz> and they had all these things around it that looked like the tunnel mouths for Morlocks in TIME MACHINE (Rod Taylor version)
2013-03-02 21:56:40 : <Dan> Back. Beer aquired.
2013-03-02 21:56:49 : <Jim> Beer!
2013-03-02 21:56:50 : <AlexA> .g biosphere2
2013-03-02 21:56:51 : <Outsider> AlexA: http://www.b2science.org/
2013-03-02 21:56:56 : <fredskuentz> to let out the air when it heated up
2013-03-02 21:57:12 : <fredskuentz> they never mentioned that there must be some way to let air back in at night :)
2013-03-02 21:57:29 : <AlexA> .wik biosphere2
2013-03-02 21:57:30 : <Outsider> "Biosphere 2 is an Earth systems science research facility currently owned by the University of Arizona since 2011." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biosphere2
2013-03-02 21:58:38 : <fredskuentz> "UofA Science" :)
2013-03-02 21:58:52 : <fredskuentz> the same people that confirmed the gal in MEDIUM is genuine
2013-03-02 21:59:28 : <gofffan> Spoiler alert
2013-03-02 21:59:37 : <fredskuentz> uh oh
2013-03-02 21:59:42 : <fredskuentz> Esme did it?
2013-03-02 21:59:52 : <gofffan> she wasn't
2013-03-02 21:59:58 : <fredskuentz> what!?!?!?!
2013-03-02 22:01:10 : <gofffan> AlexA - re: Mars flyby -- when?
2013-03-02 22:02:00 : <Larry> I think it's my lunchtime. Fare you all well.
2013-03-02 22:02:17 : <NickE> bye Larry
2013-03-02 22:02:18 : <Jim> Fare thee well, Larry
2013-03-02 22:02:26 : <gofffan> Bye Larry.
2013-03-02 22:02:29 : <ronn> bye, Larry! Be well as well!
2013-03-02 22:02:46 : <Dan> Bye, Larry!
2013-03-02 22:02:46 : <Hippy> 'Bye, Larry
2013-03-02 22:02:47 : <fredskuentz> Take care Larry
2013-03-02 22:03:07 : "Larry" left the channel.
2013-03-02 22:03:53 : <Jim> .wik lesbian porn
2013-03-02 22:03:54 : <Outsider> "Depictions of lesbianism have been popular in the visual arts, and especially in erotic art, since at least the time of ancient Rome." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesbian_porn
2013-03-02 22:04:33 : <ronn> Mars flyby in 2018. Next time things will line up as well iirc 2031.
2013-03-02 22:04:48 : <fredskuentz> "Several penile plethysmography studies" ...
2013-03-02 22:05:29 : <fredskuentz> they basically biosphere your penix
2013-03-02 22:05:32 : <fredskuentz> penix
2013-03-02 22:05:35 : <fredskuentz> gah
2013-03-02 22:05:39 : <fredskuentz> penis
2013-03-02 22:05:49 : <fredskuentz> like that alone isn't going to skew the results
2013-03-02 22:05:54 : <AlexA> goffan: 2018 because it offers a fast (500-day) free-return trajectory
2013-03-02 22:05:55 : <Jim> lol
2013-03-02 22:06:20 : "SolBelterSpike" left the channel.
2013-03-02 22:06:31 : <gofffan> They'd better get on it then
2013-03-02 22:06:36 : <Jim> CERN's antimatter bomb could speed things along.
2013-03-02 22:07:23 : <AlexA> .g inspiration mars
2013-03-02 22:07:24 : <Outsider> AlexA: http://www.inspirationmars.org/
2013-03-02 22:07:33 : <ronn> That the topic of the new Dan Brown book?
2013-03-02 22:07:55 : <dmac44> I'm heading out too, guests arriving soon. Talk to you all next month.
2013-03-02 22:07:56 : <Jim> no, that was a false part of one of his novels
2013-03-02 22:08:02 : <Jim> bye
2013-03-02 22:08:14 : "dmac44" left the channel.
2013-03-02 22:08:16 : <Dan> Not looking forward to any Mars colony revolt. Or any other space colony, for that matter. And you know it'll have to happen at least once.
2013-03-02 22:08:19 : <AlexA> ^thats the website for the Mars flyby
2013-03-02 22:08:22 : <Hippy> 'Bye, dmac
2013-03-02 22:08:32 : <AlexA> bye
2013-03-02 22:08:42 : <ronn> So the new one is not about Project Orion with antimatter? ;)
2013-03-02 22:08:54 : <Jim> nope
2013-03-02 22:09:04 : <Hippy> That's very American thinking, Dan
2013-03-02 22:09:30 : <Dan> It is indeed, Hippy. I am a product of my history, after all.
2013-03-02 22:10:08 : <Hippy> As I am of mine - so let's hope there's a Mars penal colony
2013-03-02 22:10:46 : <Dan> Georgia was a debtors prison colony, originally. :) We have that in common.
2013-03-02 22:12:00 : <Hippy> Now, does anyone remember a kids show of the 70s, in which kids looked into a cauldron of swirling colours which then changed to a scene from history and hen they would fall into the cauldron and be transporte to that historical event? Enquiring minds want to know :)
2013-03-02 22:12:16 : <Jim> nope
2013-03-02 22:12:45 : <gofffan> me neither
2013-03-02 22:13:09 : <Dan> I remember something similar, BBC or ITV production. Saw it on American TV on PBS stations.
2013-03-02 22:13:15 : <AlexA> hippy: sounds like a rip-off of The Time Tunnel
2013-03-02 22:13:35 : <Dan> But as I recall, the kid's method of time travel was a cave of some sort.
2013-03-02 22:14:06 : <ronn> Slightly different take on the "cauldron": "The Time Toilet" . . .
2013-03-02 22:14:16 : <Hippy> If they crawled under a fence that was 'Timeslip'
2013-03-02 22:14:30 : <fredskuentz> if there was a dog, it was WISHBONE
2013-03-02 22:14:42 : <AlexA> If youre really stuck write to SFX magazine - they have a column for such queries
2013-03-02 22:15:30 : <AlexA> .g time travel +cauldron tv
2013-03-02 22:15:31 : <Outsider> AlexA: No results found for 'time travel +cauldron tv'.
2013-03-02 22:15:43 : <Hippy> Good suggestion, Alex, thanks
2013-03-02 22:15:46 : <gofffan> Tried too...
2013-03-02 22:16:14 : <Jim> .h
2013-03-02 22:16:24 : <fredskuentz> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_series_that_include_time_travel
2013-03-02 22:16:25 : <Hippy> 'Time Toilet' has promise, ronn
2013-03-02 22:16:51 : <fredskuentz> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Time_travel_television_series
2013-03-02 22:16:57 : <gofffan> The Toilet that Time Forgot
2013-03-02 22:16:59 : <ronn> not full of crap, then?
2013-03-02 22:17:09 : <Hippy> Why didn't I think of the wikipedia???
2013-03-02 22:17:53 : <ronn> And how many times has the TARDIS been parodied as an outhouse . . .
2013-03-02 22:18:26 : <Jim> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catweazle
2013-03-02 22:19:06 : <AlexA> the webpage for sfx column is www.sfx.co.uk/SFXperts
2013-03-02 22:19:10 : <Hippy> I thought of 'Catweazle' but dismissed it fairly quickly
2013-03-02 22:19:23 : <gofffan> never heard of it
2013-03-02 22:20:57 : <Hippy> It was something like 'It's About Time' except wihout the gorgeous Mlor
2013-03-02 22:21:44 : <gofffan> ... it's about space ... you mean Imogene Coco?
2013-03-02 22:22:10 : <Hippy> Egad, no!
2013-03-02 22:22:15 : <gofffan> ha
2013-03-02 22:24:14 : <Hippy> Ms Coca can certainly stop a conversation
2013-03-02 22:24:34 : <Hippy> Her best role was dead on a car roof in 'Vacation'
2013-03-02 22:24:34 : <AlexA> Ive heard of Catweasle, but never seen it
2013-03-02 22:25:06 : <AlexA> 1970 is a bit early for me, as I was only 3
2013-03-02 22:25:21 : <fredskuentz> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Into_the_Labyrinth_(TV_series)
2013-03-02 22:25:39 : <Dan> That's the one I thought of, Fred.
2013-03-02 22:25:57 : <Hippy> I was 8, but fortunately there were repeats of it later on
2013-03-02 22:26:34 : <Hippy> Thanks, Fred
2013-03-02 22:26:55 : <AlexA> i saw some of that one
2013-03-02 22:30:11 : <AlexA> Talking of old tv - I watched 1st ep of Space1999 recently
2013-03-02 22:30:31 : <AlexA> was better than I expected
2013-03-02 22:30:32 : <Dan> The French Revolution episode stuck in my memory for years after seeing the series. I thought later that Ron Moody would have made a pretty good Doctor Who.
2013-03-02 22:31:07 : <Jim> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_About_Time_(TV_series)
2013-03-02 22:31:35 : <Dan> I remember that one from broadcast TV as a kid.
2013-03-02 22:32:24 : <Hippy> I look back at Space 1999 and am always surprised at how slow the pace seems to be
2013-03-02 22:32:28 : <Jim> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peabody%27s_Improbable_History
2013-03-02 22:32:39 : <AlexA> its on the Lovefilm streaming service in the UK
2013-03-02 22:32:40 : <Hippy> Gerry Anderson is sadly missed
2013-03-02 22:33:05 : <AlexA> indeed Hipppy
2013-03-02 22:33:34 : <AlexA> Theres a Thunderbirds remake on the cards
2013-03-02 22:33:58 : <Hippy> Oh, that is such a potential disaster
2013-03-02 22:34:00 : <Dan> Yeah, I hope they don't screw that up.
2013-03-02 22:34:07 : <AlexA> Involving Weta's Richard Taylor
2013-03-02 22:34:25 : <Hippy> I'd like to see a UFO remake, though
2013-03-02 22:34:30 : <Dan> Although I did like the CGI Captain Scarlet.
2013-03-02 22:34:40 : <AlexA> not sure if its going to be live actiion or cgi
2013-03-02 22:35:13 : <AlexA> .g thunderbirds remake
2013-03-02 22:35:14 : <Outsider> AlexA: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/feb/04/thunderbirds-remake-itv-hobbit
2013-03-02 22:35:14 : <Dan> It could be done wrong either way, LOL!
2013-03-02 22:36:15 : <Hippy> Particularly if it has to have a backstory and some arc for each of the Tracey brothers
2013-03-02 22:36:46 : <Hippy> Jeff Tracey runs International Rescue because his wfe was kidnapped by the BBC or something
seems to relish the worst case scenario
2013-03-02 22:37:51 : <Hippy> Now, thinkin of Time Toilet
2013-03-02 22:38:13 : <Hippy> Picture the toilet flushing back to the midnight ridd of Paul Revere or someting
2013-03-02 22:38:14 : <Hippy> '
2013-03-02 22:38:36 : <Hippy> "The Britsh are - oh, God no!!!"
2013-03-02 22:38:54 : <AlexA> that article makes it seem like it might be ok
2013-03-02 22:39:17 : <Hippy> Parcels of effluvia appearing at significant moments in history
2013-03-02 22:42:24 : <ronn> "That's one small step for man, one giant . . . <SQUITCH>"
2013-03-02 22:42:52 : <Dan> :)
2013-03-02 22:43:08 : <AlexA> the ultimate crap sf show! :)
2013-03-02 22:43:14 : <Hippy> 'Dallas is lovely, Jackie, but " and JFK ducks at the right time
2013-03-02 22:43:42 : <Hippy> Well, there's the tagline
2013-03-02 22:44:13 : <ronn> Nah, probably too good for SyFy . . .
2013-03-02 22:44:41 : <Hippy> Too witty for them, yes
2013-03-02 22:44:49 : <Dan> Everything is probably too good for SyFy.
2013-03-02 22:44:59 : <AlexA> it would be a gift for snarky reviewers
2013-03-02 22:47:49 : <ronn> Someone is supposed to say "We're on a roll" . . .
2013-03-02 22:48:05 : <Jim> .NOT. roll
2013-03-02 22:48:07 : <Hippy> There's really no way to criticise the premise, tough, is there? I mean, shit changing histor. . .
2013-03-02 22:50:12 : <Hippy> My typing completely sucks today
2013-03-02 22:50:30 : <AlexA> On that
2013-03-02 22:50:43 : <ronn> Little Big Horn: Custer and his men still get wiped out . . .
2013-03-02 22:51:00 : <Hippy> LOL
2013-03-02 22:51:09 : <Dan> LOL! Mine sucks every day. Typos abound everywhere.
2013-03-02 22:51:24 : <AlexA> time to go for me
2013-03-02 22:51:33 : <Jim> bye AlexA
2013-03-02 22:51:36 : <AlexA> bye all
2013-03-02 22:51:46 : <ronn> to go?
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2013-03-02 22:52:27 : <Dan> I see American Standard humor is still abundant. :)
2013-03-02 22:52:54 : <Hippy> It is in ronn's world :)
2013-03-02 22:53:11 : <ronn> And we have our first sponsor . . .
2013-03-02 22:53:13 : <Hippy> In Episode Number Two we see
2013-03-02 22:54:23 : <Hippy> Anyway, does anyone know he dates for WorldCon this year?
2013-03-02 22:55:12 : <Dan> Nope, but I was asked if I'd like to do a couple of panels at LibertyCon in June.
2013-03-02 22:55:40 : <Hippy> June, eh? I'll still be here then
2013-03-02 22:56:07 : <Hippy> They gave me until 27 August this trip
2013-03-02 22:57:15 : <Dan> June 28-30, we'll check in on the 27th and check out on July 1st.
2013-03-02 22:58:01 : <Hippy> Sounds like a plan :)
2013-03-02 22:59:32 : <Jim> .w KEKN
2013-03-02 22:59:33 : <Outsider> Couldn't get any definitions for KEKN.
2013-03-02 22:59:46 : <Jim> .weather KEKN
2013-03-02 22:59:47 : <Dan> I'd love to be in the same building as last time, but we might wind up in the building you & Sean were in.
2013-03-02 22:59:48 : <Outsider> Cover Unknown, 1℃, ?mb, Light breeze 4kt (↑) - KEKN 22:51Z
2013-03-02 23:00:43 : <Hippy> Cool!
2013-03-02 23:04:20 : <gofffan> Well guys - gotta go. Thanks for the chat and take care!
2013-03-02 23:04:30 : <Jim> bye goffan
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2013-03-02 23:05:16 : <Hippy> Yes, I might also adjourn. Dinner is being made and its hard to type on this laptop
2013-03-02 23:05:45 : <Hippy> See you all next month on the desktop once I get a voltage converter
2013-03-02 23:06:54 : <Jim> bye hippy
2013-03-02 23:06:58 : <Hippy> Why I didnt get a computer with a converting power supply is a question I leve to the Time Toilet
2013-03-02 23:07:09 : <Jim> i gotta go too, bye
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