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by Astaire
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: The Master's Bar and Grill
Topic: The Master's Bar and Grill
Replies: 7645
Views: 932863

Re: The Master's Bar and Grill

The fireplace's perpetual roaring stops suddenly and is replaced by a crackling sound of tortured ice crystalizing around the still red hot bricks that upon closer inspection have the deeply impressed logo "WB". The mantle which proudly proclaimed "Fire supplied by the pits of hell" is obscured by t...
by Astaire
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: The Master's Bar and Grill
Topic: The Master's Bar and Grill
Replies: 7645
Views: 932863

Re: The Master's Bar and Grill

May 8th 1998 and reposted here about 10 years later The original post was lamenting the September effect and how during rapid growth the nuevo majority soon overwhelm the old guard and their traditions. We're a few generations beyond that now I'm suppose I use a nested structure to my bookmarks (bro...
by Astaire
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: The Master's Bar and Grill
Topic: The Master's Bar and Grill
Replies: 7645
Views: 932863

Re: The Master's Bar and Grill

In the cloud there was a duplicate of a hard drive that was a backup from a core i5 (4.2Ghz) that had a backup from a hard drive once installed in an E5400 (2.7) that happened to have a backup from a core2duo (3.33) that held a backup of an old celeron D356 (3.33) that had a backup of an AMD Thunder...
by Astaire
Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: The Master's Bar and Grill
Topic: The Master's Bar and Grill
Replies: 7645
Views: 932863

WB, Astaire! Astute comment on the sign of the times. I had just spent some time elsewhere going through the same ol discussion about board owners limiting content creators and the soap operas that always ensue. When I was done rummaging back in time I thought some here might get a kick out of seei...
by Astaire
Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: The Master's Bar and Grill
Topic: The Master's Bar and Grill
Replies: 7645
Views: 932863

In a box there was a hard drive that was a backup of an old celeron D356 (3.33Ghz) that had a backup of an AMD Thunderbird (800) that had a backup of a K6-III (450) that had a backup of a P55C (200) that started life as an overclocked Pentium 60 (120Mhz) that had some saved posts on it from: Board: ...
by Astaire
Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:29 am
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Wheel of Time 11: Knife of Dreams
Replies: 9
Views: 8654

Robert Jordan: R.I.P.

Lost a battle with illness diagnosed over a year ago, ah well.

Perhaps the 12th book may yet be finished.

http://dragonmount.com
by Astaire
Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: What books or series seem different to you over time?
Replies: 8
Views: 7205

Since my memory seems to resemble a sponge, (in the holey way, not in the soak up way) sometimes a reread can hold my attention. But sometimes I find myself skimming along over the pages and lose interest, so is it any wonder that the books I reread are precisely those that I currently find most int...
by Astaire
Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: What books or series seem different to you over time?
Replies: 8
Views: 7205

I've had a few thoughts bmat...

At first I was thinking it was about television and its restless ever increasing pace of presenting brain numbifying flash-bang content, but then I thought It could be you having read the books previously, and now plot twists are known in advance, but then With the passage of time, what was once ama...
by Astaire
Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Harry Potter
Topic: The Real JK Rowling
Replies: 11
Views: 9888

Just look at slashdot today, there are articles on how: Apple is trying for a patent on how code is protected, Sony is under fire for flailing around with its rootkit perhaps trying to push back at iTunes and leaving music bands and listeners victimized, scientists and universities are having patent...
by Astaire
Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: Harry Potter
Topic: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince SPOILERS, Conjectures
Replies: 148
Views: 99512

on an internet surfabout (kind of like an austrailian walkabout I suppose) Astaire dusts off some little used links moldering in a folder on the 'ol hard drive...... Just like me to get caught up in lurking, er reading (yeah thats it!) a several month old topic but, wow the insights posted here into...