• It would seem just a flashlight. ;)

    From Bob Roberts@1:218/840 to Stas Mishchenkov on Sun Dec 13 11:10:02 2020
    The folding mechanics is fun to see.
    I would think such a thing would be much heavier if made out of
    metal - and therefore NOT practical for the back pocket like he
    demonstrates.

    I like the example he gives. "It's like a flashlight, walk your dog, take the trash out, check the mail. Any problems occur you need immediate action with, get on target and you're done."

    I love these scenarios where you suddenly need massive firepower.

    So there I was, at Whole Foods. I was comparing the organic watermellons to the convertional watermellon. I was thinking, "should I pay 20 cents more a pound for organic?" When suddenly 8 terrorists dropped from the ceiling, knocking over the make-your-own-nut-butter machine and scattering whole unsalted walnuts everywhere! Luckily I had my folding machine gun stuck in my pants. I whipped it out, took a moment to appreciate the smooth unfolding action, and no-scope 1-shot all those terrorist bastards. The entire staff of the Whole Foods erupted in cheers! I was hoisted over their shoulders and carried directly to the front of the cashier line. I swiped my Amazon Credit Card, purchased my Watermellon and left.

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  • From Bob Roberts@1:218/840 to August Abolins on Tue Dec 15 14:43:09 2020
    ...I swiped my Amazon Credit Card, purchased my Watermellon and
    left.

    You failed to mention what everyone is dying to know: did you opt for the conventional or the organic?!?! :O

    That is another story, for another day. :-)
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  • From Ginger1 to KURT WEISKE on Tue Jan 9 21:21:00 2024
    No, part of the problem with VOIP is it's easy to change your
    CPNI. The calls come from different numbers each time. They just
    show up as the city (usually near me) and a number.

    I miss the firm relationship between telephone numbers and geography. I
    think something has been lost with that. Local numbers, with local rate
    calls, encouraged local bulletin boards - and was a boon for local
    businesses - that could play to their local credentials with a familiar area code.




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  • From Ginger1 to KURT WEISKE on Tue Jan 9 21:21:00 2024
    No, part of the problem with VOIP is it's easy to change your
    CPNI. The calls come from different numbers each time. They just
    show up as the city (usually near me) and a number.

    I miss the firm relationship between telephone numbers and geography. I
    think something has been lost with that. Local numbers, with local rate
    calls, encouraged local bulletin boards - and was a boon for local
    businesses - that could play to their local credentials with a familiar area code.




    --== dial-up Nights BBS ==--
    Running on an a1200 030
    Open 9 pm - 5 am UTC
    +44(0)1202 741079
    ============================ 3007 06-06-2221:20DANIEL PATH GINGER1 Re:amiga 500 pimpin' 1
    ... Press any key to continue or any other key to quit
    NesQWK 1.06 < (c) 1995 NoLimits Software. Unregistered evaluation copy.
    u
  • From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to Ginger1 on Wed Jan 10 13:14:52 2024
    Re: Re: had a call yesterday
    By: Ginger1 to KURT WEISKE on Tue Jan 09 2024 09:21 pm

    I miss the firm relationship between telephone numbers and geography. I think something has been lost with that. Local numbers, with local rate calls, encouraged local bulletin boards - and was a boon for local businesses - that could play to their local credentials with a familiar area code.

    Same here. Area codes don't mean nothing no more. (is that a triple negative?) --
    digital man (rob)

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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Rob Swindell on Wed Jan 10 18:11:00 2024
    Hello Rob!

    ** On Wednesday 10.01.24 - 13:14, Rob Swindell wrote to Ginger1:

    I miss the firm relationship between telephone numbers and
    geography. I think something has been lost with that. Local
    numbers, with local rate calls, encouraged local bulletin
    boards - and was a boon for local businesses - that could
    play to their local credentials with a familiar area code.

    Same here. Area codes don't mean nothing no more. (is that a triple negative?) --

    -1 x -1 x -1 = -1 So.. yeah, you agree to the negative
    sentiment. :D





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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Ginger1 on Wed Jan 10 18:13:00 2024
    Hello Ginger1!

    ** On Tuesday 09.01.24 - 21:21, Ginger1 wrote to KURT WEISKE:

    I miss the firm relationship between telephone numbers and
    geography. I think something has been lost with that. Local
    numbers, with local rate calls, encouraged local bulletin
    boards - and was a boon for local businesses - that could
    play to their local credentials with a familiar area code.


    Now we are all one big family. The phone number is just a
    number. As long as it's not long-distance, I'm happy.

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Ginger1 on Fri Jan 12 06:14:00 2024
    Ginger1 wrote to KURT WEISKE <=-

    I miss the firm relationship between telephone numbers and geography. I think something has been lost with that. Local numbers, with local rate calls, encouraged local bulletin boards - and was a boon for local businesses - that could play to their local credentials with a familiar area code.

    Back in the late '80s, I remember memorizing the local exchanges that
    were free -- that was after running up a $100+ phone bill at my
    parents' house calling a local-toll board that was in my same area code
    but outside of local calling.

    That was part of the inspiration for starting a BBS. People would call
    ME and send ME files! :)




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