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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by SpocKirk, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. Kaeric

    Kaeric Peasant

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    Worse than windows?
     
  2. cowofwar

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    Back in the hotline/carraco days, yeah, it was. I'm not sure about now.
     
  3. dapork

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    I use Limewire now. What's the deal with Hotline now anyways? I was trying to find a client but it was all complicated and shiat....
     
  4. cowofwar

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    Complication keeps out the riff-raff and keeps it out of the public eye.

    Usenet is not user friendly so while it's piracy heaven it's kept on the low-down since mostly only nerds know what it is and how to use it.
     
  5. Lurk

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    It's certainly worse than Windows on a percentage basis. When you have 3% of the market, piracy cuts a lot deeper into your profit margin. Windows can absorb piracy more easily by sheer volume. Mac users only kill their own platform by pirating.

    Want to keep the Mac alive? BUY your software.
     
  6. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh MSC Footman

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    Always do... Give myself a budget per year for software (Font software, Fonts, Adobe CS2, Quark 6, Stuffit, FTP, etc... buy a bit every year).
     
  7. DunAzrael

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    I thought being Anemic meant you had iron defficiencies?
     
  8. Alteren

    Alteren MSC Knight and Donator

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    from dictionary.com.......

    a·ne·mic also a·nae·mic ( P ) Pronunciation Key (-nmk)
    adj.
    - Relating to or suffering from anemia.
    - Lacking vitality; listless and weak: an anemic attempt to hit the baseball; an anemic economic recovery.

    has multiple meanings :)
     
  9. cowofwar

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    The second definition is based on the symptoms of the first.
     
  10. Alteren

    Alteren MSC Knight and Donator

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    When he thought we were beign lazy, the high school band director referred to us as anemic :-)
     
  11. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    ...and this one time at band camp
     
  12. Alteren

    Alteren MSC Knight and Donator

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    yes, i've been to band camp.

    I wish it was half as interesting as American Pie makes it out to be......my best story goes like this....

    "....this one time.....at band camp.........my buddy threw grass at the director"

    :-)

    on another note, do we have a spring 2006 semester thread yet?
     
  13. cowofwar

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    http://www.mscclan.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10849
     
  14. dapork

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    Oh, thanks. Could you help a riff-raffer like me out and post a link? I'm still tryin' hard to be a nerd.
     
  15. cowofwar

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    I don't even know if hotline is around anymore. I stopped using it shortly after the dot-com era when I ran my own server and made $700.

    In general though you just got the client, found a tracker, sifted through all the different servers, joined one and read the info to figure out how to get access and then you'd reconnect with the login/password and do whatever.

    Actually, I seem to remember hotline being removed from the site of the company that made it for whatever reason. Not sure if it's relisted, I think that was when everyone switched to carracho which is basically the same thing.
     
  16. dapork

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    Yeah I remember all that, it's just I think the old link www.bigredh.com or something like that changed, and I never switched to carracho... just stopped using it altogether. Actually I just checked bigredh.com and it seems to be for hotline, but the hotline link and the tracker link bring a bunch of crap. Maybe it's some sorta puzzle... laugh out loud. So what do people use nowadays?
     
  17. cowofwar

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    That's a domain squatter site. People buy the domain when it lapses and then put all the original words back on it so it remains indexed by search engines. They get traffic looking for stuff that isn't provided and in turn they get money from ad revenue.

    I let my site lapse and a squatter picked it up as well.
     
  18. SpocKirk

    SpocKirk Forum Moderator and Donator

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    just go to tucows.com and search for hotline.
     

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