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Post by pinback » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:34 pm

I'm back on the Night Owl. I'm really gonna try to keep it up. Everyone probably already gave up on it, which is okay, since I was the only one ever on the original Night Owl too.
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Post by Flack » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:29 pm

So after a year of runing telnet BBSes that even the sysops don't call or post on, what did we learn from all of this?
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Post by Tdarcos » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:41 pm

Flack wrote:So after a year of runing telnet BBSes that even the sysops don't call or post on, what did we learn from all of this?
Like the use of slide rules - I taught myself how to read a slide rule probably 30 years ago - it was a good, important idea at the time that technology first deprecated, then obsoleted.

Let us look with fondness as the single-user BBS goes the way of the buggy whip maker and the blacksmith, the manual telephone operator, and the 640K limit for PC applications, which even the richest man in the world said was good enough for most people.
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Post by Flack » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:20 pm

Even a broken clock tells the right time twice a day.

Good job, Commander.
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Post by Flack » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:59 am

Flack wrote:Like a lot of projects (and specifically retro ones) the idea was more fun than the reality. The idea of setting up a BBS (even a telnet one) sounds really fun and exciting but the reality is, it's limited and archaic. The message areas aren't as good as web-based forums, the file areas aren't as good as any other modern method of exchanging files (take your pick), the private messaging features aren't as good as e-mail and the real time chat features aren't as good as IRC. The idea of an off the grid" hangout pretty much went out the window with the discovery that the NSA is pretty much slurping all web traffic at this point. Based on that, a telnet BBS is really no more secure or private than a private message on a forum.

It was fun to set it up. I enjoyed going through all the configuration, setting up all the ANSI files, and so on. That being said, if it ever dies, I wouldn't set it back up.
I gave it another year. I think I'll be shutting down this iteration of The Gas Chamber at the end of the year.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:22 am

So you're saying we have 10 days to make a go of it?!?

Ten days to make Gas Chamber BBS live!

I can't even imagine what nonsense is going on at mine. Lord of the Flies shit over there, I'll bet.
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Post by Flack » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:26 am

Mostly just flies. No new posts on yours, one new post on Ben's. No new posts on mine. I feel like we have duplicated efforts by creating three different things that not even the people who own and run them can muster up enough interest to post on. I feel like two will probably cover it.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:45 pm

Okay, I understand why you did it, but now I have to get Ben to destroy his now. I am sorry. I have to.

I am shipping off the original dial-up BBS to Jethro Q. Walrustitty. Maybe he can get the DOS BBS working in telnet. If so you might enjoy that.
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Post by AArdvark » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:20 pm

Cool! I'd love to see those threads again and how young we all sounded.


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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:22 am

My Linode needed to be rebooted. The BBS is still there.

denofiniquity.caltrops.com. Telnet port 23
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Post by pinback » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:58 pm

My linode needed to be cancelled.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:20 pm

Wow. Allll righty.

You gonna link us to your Patreon?
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Post by loafergirl » Wed May 25, 2016 7:17 am

AArdvark wrote:Cool! I'd love to see those threads again and how young we all sounded.


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I was an adolescence when I started posting on old school Jolt Country... HAHAHAHAHAHA All the predatory comments now that I am no longer jail bait. *shudder*
And Robb wanted to be a tree doctor then...?
1, 2, 5!
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Post by loafergirl » Wed May 25, 2016 7:21 am

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo

Robb! Robb! You must do an updated "Many Deaths of Jolt Country"!!!
1, 2, 5!
3 sir...
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Wed May 25, 2016 4:50 pm

I can do a part two since obviously we have a whole new crew now except for you, Aardvark and Bugs.

That would be excellent, yes.
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Post by Tdarcos » Fri May 27, 2016 5:21 pm

Flack wrote:I gave it another year. I think I'll be shutting down this iteration of The Gas Chamber at the end of the year.
By the way, that was posted in December of 2014. So, did you decide to kill The Gas Chamber or have you granted it a Stay of Execution? :)
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Post by pinback » Fri May 27, 2016 8:01 pm

Above all else... We shall go on... And continue!

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