• Re: Reading QWK files und

    From smartyhall@VERT/CYTOPIA to MRO on Thu Dec 5 02:47:00 2019
    Re: Re: Reading QWK files und
    By: MRO to HusTler on Wed Nov 06 2019 10:54 pm

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    By: HusTler to MRO on Wed Nov 06 2019 08:27 am

    i heard that in china they prefer to use cash for most purposes, so may this system is something that is a prototype.
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    Yea it is.. I saw this Documentary on PBS about AI and how it's going to change the world. It seems the Chinese people welcome this type of intrusive data sharing. It's driving their economy. They also claim the only way to br down highway fatalities is to mandate driverless cars. I don't want to live


    there is a guy on youtube. serpentza
    he is a bit of an arrogant dick, part of that is probably because he seems that way because he's south african.

    Speaking as someone who has known a few Afrikaners IRL, the apparent atitude is really a product of acculturation differences. They all tend to come across as really arrogant, but once you get to know the culture, you adjust your baseline for a lot of things. Sort of how you get used to expecting a certain level of specific kinds of stupidity from an American or a European or any of several other cultures.

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  • From smartyhall@VERT/CYTOPIA to Nightfox on Thu Dec 5 02:52:00 2019
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    By: Nightfox to Moondog on Thu Nov 07 2019 07:57 pm


    Sometimes I've thought it would be nice to have $1000 bills..

    Nightfox

    The US used to have larger denomination notes, but they were mostly for use by banks and such. Technically, the ones that still exist are valid tender, but they are so rare now that they are worth a *LOT* more than face value.

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  • From smartyhall@VERT/CYTOPIA to Moondog on Thu Dec 5 02:57:00 2019
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    By: Moondog to MRO on Sat Nov 09 2019 06:07 pm

    I saw a youtube video the other where the reporter in the Shenzen region was able to sign up with a paypal style service and all the buyer had to do was scan a qrf code from the seller, then type in the amount to transfer. This

    That sounds a lot like WeChat. It's a combination social netowrk, messaging platform, payments, and a lot of other crap. I've actually seen a few places in the US that use it in areas with a large first-generation Asian population.

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  • From Brokenmind@VERT/TIABBS to Vk3jed on Fri Feb 3 11:08:50 2023
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    By: Vk3jed to Brokenmind on Sat Nov 02 2019 10:05 pm

    I had someone on a BBS when i was in the 4th or 5th grade that would
    have come
    to house and picked me up and took me to a motel so I could see real
    porn and quote "Mabey we can mess around" I'm so thankfull I did not
    take that person up on there offer...Also when i was around that age
    I was hit up by an adult multi times on a synchronet system from the
    bay area and I actually contacted the SysOp and was told that he had
    been doing this to a number of young people and he said he would
    look into it.... BBS could be a dangerous place and the internet is
    even worse.

    Never had any of those issues with our users AFAIK. But we didn't run chat (kinda pointless with only one line), and in those days, the sysop was able to read all messages, including private ones - today's software has capabilities unheard of back then.

    yes thankfull there are better features and security but the internet is still a dangerous place for kids. I actually was a part of a group of volunters that worked to take down online predators in the early 2005. I also knew a few members also from Perverted Justice that was on Dateline to catch a predator. i was a volunter that got involved after someone went after my daughter when she was 14. But again i had her computer rigged to alert me and caught it before it got out of hand and beacuse of the laws of were i lived at the time law enforcement declined to go after the perp long story I got invloved with said group and we exposed him to his friends family and worked. turned out he was a volunter first responder on top of it.

    BrokenMind

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  • From Brokenmind@VERT/TIABBS to Moondog on Fri Feb 3 11:10:40 2023
    Re: Re: Reading QWK files und
    By: Moondog to Brokenmind on Sat Nov 02 2019 11:25 am

    I wish transcripts were easily available, because others who had plead guilty had much lower sentences, such as 9 months.
    guilty had much lower sentences, such as 9 months.
    I here ya i don't have any trust in the justice system now. though I know a lot of Good people that are first responders including Law Enforcemnet but then again there are always bad apples out there..

    brokenmind

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