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Old 2004-05-26, 15:34   #23
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My first computer experience was playing Colossal Cave on a old thermal printer terminal... By this I mean the display was a thermal printer... We used to save the "scrolls" of our game to study later... I think I was 11 or so... It had to connect to a mainframe via a 300 baud modem I think...
Was it one of those old TI Silent 700's? I still have one, most recently used as a console for a simulated VAX, but now idle waiting for an application where a printout is a good idea, but not too much of a printout...that paper's expensive!

[Picture of my 700]

(BTW, anyone not able to guess where my handle came from?)
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Old 2004-05-26, 15:38   #24
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Well, my name is Edo, Edo Rajh.

I picked the best combination of my full name from Numerology which matched my birth date, month and year. From past experience the other combinations did not synchronise properly with my personal vibrations.
Mally.
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Old 2004-05-26, 15:40   #25
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pretty simple - name, dob
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Old 2004-05-27, 14:37   #26
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Was it one of those old TI Silent 700's?
That looks awfully familiar! The one we used had an acoustic modem coupler though...
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Old 2004-05-29, 05:55   #27
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Part childhood nickname and part family joke from when I watched television cartoons with my kids when they were little.
My excuse for watching cartoons with them on Saturday mornings was that I had never really grown up and was still only 9 1/2 years old.

Last fiddled with by RMAC9.5 on 2004-05-29 at 05:57
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Old 2004-05-30, 00:30   #28
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Fusion_power came about as a result of my desire to post on the old wbs.net board. Millions of handles had been claimed. I tried about 30 before finally thinking "I bet Fusion_power is not in use". Besides, I've long had the dream that fusion energy would be harnessed in my lifetime.

There is one method of energy release that is much more efficient than fusion. Anybody care to guess what it is? rettamitna (backward)

I think that I_Love_Tomatoes should visit my website at http://www.selectedplants.com/ I'm not advertising folks, just pointing out that some others here also tomatoes!

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Old 2004-06-19, 12:22   #29
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I used to use variations of my first name as nicks, but they were often already taken, so I ended up with a zillion different nicks I could never remember.

Then a girlfriend of mine complained that my nicks weren't very cool, so I settled on 'mephisto' as a short form of Mephistopheles, 'the devil' in Goethe's Faust ( http://44.1911encyclopedia.org/M/ME/MEPHISTOPHELES.htm ).

It should be cool enough for most purposes, and is rarely (if ever) already taken.
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Old 2004-06-19, 15:46   #30
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davar is a character in the sequel to the fifth Star Trek series:
Star Trek, the Universe!
It would be a REAL Trek reference if your forum name was "Damar55". Those who have watched DS9 know who that is.
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Old 2004-06-19, 19:15   #31
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Then a girlfriend of mine complained that my nicks weren't very cool, so I settled on 'mephisto' as a short form of Mephistopheles, 'the devil' in Goethe's Faust ( http://44.1911encyclopedia.org/M/ME/MEPHISTOPHELES.htm ).
I used to have a chess board called a "Mephisto Polgar"... It played a mean game of chess and I never was able to beat it... IIRC it had a 6502 CPU... I think the "Polgar" name came from the Polgar sisters...
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Old 2004-06-21, 14:05   #32
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first name + first letter of last name

it also sounds like "travesty" if you say it out loud
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Old 2004-06-30, 12:58   #33
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So who is this Damar55 who's my dopple-namer?
I missed that episode of DS9, I guess.
Damar was in a LOT of DS9 eps. You have to know who he is if you've watched seasons six and seven. Damar was Gul Dukat's second-in-command. He took over the Cardassian military after Dukat went psycho in "Sacrifice of Angels."
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