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Recent content by Terry Yager

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    Just checking in...

    ...from Chigagoland. Still flat on my back, since late March. Condition deteriorated in a hurry when the spinal cord somehow sustained further damage. Can't say much cause the Dragon software still not performing adequately, so I'm typing with a pencil eraser. Latest Dx, "incomplete...
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    Repost: Grabbag in Saginaw, Mi, come 'n git it!

    Notorious pack rat in Saginaw, MI parting with fair-size "collection" (term used with some reservation), yours for the gittin'. Take all or nothing, no cherry-picking. The only compensation I require is knowing that it all goes to good home(s), not landfill. If there's stuff ya don't...
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    Did everyone catch this on RT?

    Might be worth a look... http://rt.com/news/prime-time/apple-computer-museum-moscow-157/ --T
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    Just talk like ya always do.

    Well, I finally got around to installing my not-quite-vintage copy of Dragon Point & Speak on this computer last night, then spent all afternoon "training" it to my voice, etc. Thought I'd share the results of my first 'official' test, a reading of a favorite lyric by Mark Bolan. This is what I...
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    Cover me boys, I'm going in! (Or rant pt. 2)

    It was bad enough when those idjits at Apple saw fit to do it for that draft-dodging hippie, Steve Jobs. I don't really expect them to know any better anyways, and it was just at Apple locations, so they only shamed themselves. Now I see that the Governor of The Garden State has ordered that my...
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    So whodahell is this whatever'shername and...

    ...if she's so damn famous, how come I never heard of her before? So I tune in the evening "news" (tough to say that with a straight face), to try and get a handle on how long it'll be before we invade Terroristan (again?) with anything heavier than CIA sneakers on the sand, what with embassies...
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    This will fit in an envelope

    TRS-80 Pocket BASIC Handbook, by William Barden Jr. Published by Radio Shack, 1982. Guess I should give this away, but I gotta keep you guys honest somehow. Ten Buck$, shipped. A real bargain, last time I sold a copy of this book on eBay, it brought $30s and change. Must have for the Trash 80...
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    Feeling a little cramped...

    The hugantic 60Gb drive on my new(est) hand-me-down (tnx, Sheila--you're a doll!) laptop is giving me claustrophobia. Looking for a somewhat larger capacity (PATA) one on a limited budget. Good news is I gots lots of vintage gear to swap. Pm me what ya have and mebbe what stuff ya might be...
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    Handyman special -- 8-bit VGA, FTAGH

    Hercules brand, 8-bit, bad memory (soldered, 8 chips total). Got a few chips, but not enough for the whole board. Cost of flat-rate envelope. FCC ID EW65T5HerculesGRK. First to hit my pm wins. --T
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    Somebody grab this before it disappears again...

    ...into the black hole, aka, my spare room. It's a hard card, 11 1/4" length (fits Tandy 1000???). The drive is Fujitsu, model M2227D2, controller Seagate, forget the model . I'm pretty sure it was RLL, but currently formatted to 20mb MFM. Worked the last time I used it, but that was two...
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    The most misunderstood word in the English language?

    Or, why does it top the auto-completed list whenever I enter the term "define:" in a google search box? Disclaimer: Don't try this at home, kiddies, or if your delicate adult sensibilities may be easily offended. --T
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    Goodwill trip

    Had some business in Flint today, so we stopped by the thrift store. Nothing much to report, found a new toy robot and another Billy Bass to add to the collection. The Billy is a little different from the others, has on a Sanity Clause hat and sings Jingle Bells, et. al. The real score of the...
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    A little mind game I was playing with myself this morning.

    Take it any way ya like...profound wisdom from the keyz of your favorite Village Idiot Philosopher Savant or Musings of a Madman, this seems neutral enough for this venue. When shown half-a-glass of water, the optimist sez the glass is half full pessimist sez the glass is half empty...
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    Just checking...

    Tnx for the pointer DLO, but not quite what I need to know before I get really wound up. Mainly, I need to know what's taboo here (besides the usual stuff, cc codez, kiddie porn, classified govt documents, etc). How bout politics, aka governmental stupidity. And what govs? Local? State...
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    Later today... New toyz!

    My friend down the street, FNG Bill just backed his Ram up the driveway and dropped off a sorta vintage looking Zenith 25" console. Dunno if the set still has all the majik smoke inside, but the cabinet is f'n bootiful, kinda a darkish pecan finish, so even if I hafta gut it out, the box is a...
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