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Date: 2006-03 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
Another Atari BBS!  
 
1.  David Bowden  
 More options Mar 1, 7:12 pm
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From: "David Bowden" <nos@spamsux.org> -
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 04:12:15 -0600
Local: Wed, Mar 1 2006 7:12 pm
Subject: Re: Another Atari BBS!
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"Brad Rogers" <b@fineby.me.uk> wrote in message

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> Mind you, gaffer tape works wonders.   :-)

What the hell is "gaffer tape?
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2.  Matthias Reichl  
 More options Mar 1, 8:23 pm
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From: Matthias Reichl <usenet-200@hias.horus.com> -
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 12:23:52 +0100
Local: Wed, Mar 1 2006 8:23 pm
Subject: Re: Another Atari BBS!
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On Wed, 1 Mar 2006 04:12:15 -0600, David Bowden wrote:
> What the hell is "gaffer tape?


Extremely useful for all purposes. Once you've used it you won't
be able to live without it!

so long,

Hias


 
 
3.  David Bowden  
 More options Mar 1, 8:45 pm
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From: "David Bowden" <nos@spamsux.org> -
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 05:45:01 -0600
Local: Wed, Mar 1 2006 8:45 pm
Subject: Re: Another Atari BBS!
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"Matthias Reichl" <usenet-200@hias.horus.com> wrote in message

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> On Wed, 1 Mar 2006 04:12:15 -0600, David Bowden wrote:
>> What the hell is "gaffer tape?

>

> Extremely useful for all purposes. Once you've used it you won't
> be able to live without it!

I suspected that was what it is. Over here, it's known as "Duct Tape". And,
yes, it has many uses. :)

> so long,

> Hias

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4.  Brad Rogers  
 More options Mar 2, 2:13 am
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From: Brad Rogers <b@fineby.me.uk> -
Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 17:13:06 +0000
Local: Thurs, Mar 2 2006 2:13 am
Subject: Re: Another Atari BBS!
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On Wed, 01 Mar 2006 05:45:01 -0600, David Bowden wrote:
>>
>> Extremely useful for all purposes. Once you've used it you won't
>> be able to live without it!
> I suspected that was what it is. Over here, it's known as "Duct Tape". And,
> yes, it has many uses. :)

Not checking for posts for a few hours, and I see you have an answer.
Where is "over here", then?

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5.  David Bowden  
 More options Mar 2, 6:46 am
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From: "David Bowden" <nos@spamsux.org> -
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 15:46:52 -0600
Local: Thurs, Mar 2 2006 6:46 am
Subject: Re: Another Atari BBS!
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"Brad Rogers" <b@fineby.me.uk> wrote in message

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> On Wed, 01 Mar 2006 05:45:01 -0600, David Bowden wrote:

>>>
>>> Extremely useful for all purposes. Once you've used it you won't
>>> be able to live without it!
>> I suspected that was what it is. Over here, it's known as "Duct Tape".
>> And,
>> yes, it has many uses. :)

> Not checking for posts for a few hours, and I see you have an answer.
> Where is "over here", then?

The US. :)
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6.  Brad Rogers  
 More options Mar 2, 9:42 pm
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From: Brad Rogers <b@fineby.me.uk> -
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 12:42:38 +0000
Local: Thurs, Mar 2 2006 9:42 pm
Subject: Re: Another Atari BBS!
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On Wed, 01 Mar 2006 15:46:52 -0600, David Bowden wrote:
>> Not checking for posts for a few hours, and I see you have an answer.
>> Where is "over here", then?
> The US. :)

I would have guessed at the, except for the failure to understand the term
gaffer tape, since it's used widely (the term, as well as the tape) in the
American film industry.  After all, that's how it got the name gaffer tape
in the first place.  At least, so I'm lead to believe.

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         / _)rad     never immediately apparent"


 
 
7.  Pete Rittwage  
 More options Mar 2, 7:46 am
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Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 17:46:43 -0500
Local: Thurs, Mar 2 2006 7:46 am
Subject: Re: Another Atari BBS!
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Same stuff.  I always though gaffer tape was black and duct tape was
silver and that was the only difference.

--
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Pete Rittwage

C64 Preservation Project


 
 
8.  David Bowden  
 More options Mar 2, 8:32 am
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Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 17:32:02 -0600
Local: Thurs, Mar 2 2006 8:32 am
Subject: Re: Another Atari BBS!
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"Pete Rittwage" <r@rittwage.com> wrote in message

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> Same stuff.  I always though gaffer tape was black and duct tape was
> silver and that was the only difference.

Yeah. Despite it's name, I learned a long time ago that Duct Tape SUCKS for
taping up ventilation ducts. In the case of Air Conditioning ducts, when
there is high humidity, condensation forms on the ducts and, after a while,
basically turns the adhesive to dust.

Another bit of useless information brought to you by...
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Astro Chase questions  
 
1.  Scott S  
 More options Mar 2, 6:15 am
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Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 16:15:28 -0500
Local: Thurs, Mar 2 2006 6:15 am
Subject: Re: Astro Chase questions
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Here's a GIF showing a screenshot from each one:

"Scott S" <scott@ptd.net> wrote in message

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2.  Edward S. Baiz Jr.  
 More options Mar 4, 3:54 pm
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Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2006 07:54:36 +0100 (MET)
Local: Sat, Mar 4 2006 3:54 pm
Subject: Re: Astro Chase questions
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>I recently found out that there's only 32 levels on the Parker Bros version,
>after which it resets back to 1.  The First Star version's manual mentions
>34 levels (the P.B. manual doesn't mention how many there are)

>There's also 7 different animation sequences (every 4th level).  The first
>shows you returning to no reception, the 2nd a crowd is present, the 3rd
>shows a car pulling up with you getting in it, the 4th has 6 solders
>following the car, the 5th has 12 solders, the 6th adds 3 dogs, the 7th has
>the car pull away just before you get in, and shows you chasing after the
>procession, the 8th is a repeat of the 7th.

As many times I have played this game, I never saw the 7th scene. It sill was
fun getting to the 6th. Great game....
--
Edward S. Baiz Jr.
    (Gamer)

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