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Old 05-30-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at
the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the most
tempting moment.

 
Old 05-30-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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You are an example of why some animals eat their young


You are only young once, but it is easy to stay immature


You can never stand still nor go backwards in time
 
Old 05-31-2008, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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You can observe a lot by watching

You can't get there from here

You don't have to think too hard when talking to teachers
 
Old 05-31-2008, 11:04 AM
 
Location: suburban Bangor
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You can observe a lot by watching

You can't get there from here

You don't have to think too hard when talking to teachers
Forest - Are you the author of these aphorisms or do you get them from a book?
 
Old 05-31-2008, 12:27 PM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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Never look back, they might be gaining on you."

Leroy Robert 'Satchel' Paige

One of the most outstanding natural pitchers in baseball history!
 
Old 05-31-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Forest - Are you the author of these aphorisms or do you get them from a book?
My background is mainframe computers made by Sperry-Univac. I worked as a Computer System Analyst on subs, and perhaps I may have geeked a bit ashore. I was on-line in the 1980's and 90's; with Fido-net and the BBS's. On the forums, gaming, keeping up on the news, and making friends online, before the 'WWW' was created by Gore.

Everyone's posts and emails had "Tag-lines".

When I saw really good ones I would collect them into a single TXT file.

I have maintained that TXT file ever since.

Many of the tag-lines are today obsolete, dissing Klinton or whatever. so I delete the obsolete ones.
 
Old 06-02-2008, 10:10 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.

Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.


 
Old 06-02-2008, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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My background is mainframe computers made by Sperry-Univac... ...Everyone's posts and emails had "Tag-lines" ...
Oh I remember those. My computer days began with PerkinElmer and Digital PDP-11 machines.

"For next message press Ctrl-Alt-Del"

"A true friend _keeps_ the zucchini" (from the gardens news group)

"breakfast.com halted - cereal port not responding" (somebody had a baby)


One used to type "help" then a subject for a help text file on that subject. If there was no "help" you would get a message saying so. People would type:

"help fo-yo-po-ol-mama"

And be so amused when the machine returned:

"no help available fo-yo-po-ol-mama"

We were easliy amused...
 
Old 06-02-2008, 12:00 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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..... I was on-line in the 1980's and 90's; with Fido-net and the BBS's. ..... before the 'WWW' was created by Gore.
I too used several FIDO-net nodes, and also checked in on some USENET groups.

Getting back on topic:

640 K ought to be enough for anybody. -- Bill Gates

I think there is a world market for maybe five computers -- attributed to (but not proven to be from) Thomas Watson, IBM chairman, in 1943.
 
Old 06-02-2008, 12:36 PM
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.....

I too used several FIDO-net nodes, and also checked in on some USENET groups.

Getting back on topic:

640 K ought to be enough for anybody. -- Bill Gates
For a salary?.....yes........... I AGREE
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