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Old 08-14-2010, 06:23 AM   #1
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A newbie to this forum, I am Oldbwl aka Dan. I live in a village called Old Ynysybwl and have been on the 'scene' since before the Web, having run large a large Buletin Board and was an active node in Fidonet (bet very few here remember that! LOL!)

Used to read a lot. then stopped almost completely, but now back a again with a vengeance, I have a Sony PRS-300 which serves a purpose, although I really do wish it had a few facilities I really miss (like search and find, or better bookmark management) but hey as reading goes it does me fine.

I am irritated by the poor formatting of many public domain offerings and spend a lot of time addressing this. Like the look of this forum, I think I will lurk a while then see where I can dip in a toe or three.
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:37 AM   #2
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Hi Dan! Welcome to the MobileRead forums. I think you'll be very happy with the public domain books we have right here in the MR e-book download forum. Members have proofed these books, adjusted to look, and put them up in various formats for us to download and enjoy. Have look!

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Old 08-14-2010, 06:46 AM   #3
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Can anyone whose name doesn't end in 'wl' post here?

And what's an Opsimath?

Questions, questions...

(Oh, hi, Dan!)
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:38 AM   #4
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:41 AM   #5
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Hi and welcome to MR Dan. BBS boards was a bit before my time. Talk about old school

What was it back then 14 k modems? I remember sitting on a 33.6 K modem. That was slow enough especially when it came to viewing pictures. Not too bad for viewing text.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:12 AM   #6
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Hi and welcome to MR Dan. BBS boards was a bit before my time. Talk about old school

What was it back then 14 k modems? I remember sitting on a 33.6 K modem. That was slow enough especially when it came to viewing pictures. Not too bad for viewing text.
I remember the excitement of moving from 14k to 28.8k then 33k. Configuring Allfix and Proboard, writing in ASCII code, oh yes, very 'Old School'

I even had a Technics 6 CD changer on which I loaded Minerva Disks with Shareware and free ware programs, Peeps would dial in to download progs all night long - with those speeds you had to be on all night. The phone bill costs were horrendous? LOL!!!
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:15 AM   #7
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a) Can anyone whose name doesn't end in 'wl' post here?

b) And what's an Opsimath?

(Oh, hi, Dan!)
a) Well you just did
b) If I gave you the answer, then you would be one... but you knew that so is the question an oxymoron?

(and thanks for the Hi, right back at you)
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:36 AM   #8
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Welcome to mobileread ....


If you are growing old disgracefully - does that mean you sing in one of the Choirs !!
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:48 AM   #9
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does that mean you sing in one of the Choirs !!
I only do solos and only in the shower. LOL!!, no requests sorry.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:50 AM   #10
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Hi Dan and welcome to MobileRead. I remember Bulletin Board very well. In fact, I first got on line via Compuserve and a 9k modem that had been included in a package with a 60Mg hard drive. No graphics in those days and no eBook readers either.
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Old 08-14-2010, 01:31 PM   #13
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welcome from North America I had to google Ynysybwl - It looks very picturesque !
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:42 AM   #15
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a) Well you just did
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(and thanks for the Hi, right back at you)
a) Ah, but I didn't know I could before I clicked Submit Reply...

b) I've looked up opsimath now. Hurrah, a new word, albeit one that no one will understand and Chrome doesn't recognize.
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