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April 24th, 2002

Computers Own Us: The Evidence

Oh my.

A program that will roll on-screen dice for you. Really.

I’m almost at a loss. I mean… we’re talking dice, here. Normal board game dice. If people are convinced that they need a piece of software to roll dice for them, well, I think something has gone terribly wrong. They’re dice! I think it’s time to just throw in the towel on this civilization.

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FROM: Maria
DATE: Wednesday April 24, 2002 -- 3:31:58 am
I'll throw in the towel as soon as there's a towel-throwing-in program available to me. I'm too lazy to do so otherwise.

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday April 24, 2002 -- 1:14:21 pm
Paul: This problem has existed for far longer, in the form of computer solitaire.

FROM: Marcus Mackey
DATE: Wednesday April 24, 2002 -- 2:44:57 pm
Robert: Yeah, but at least it had that oh-so-groovy Minesweeper game to even things out back then. ;)

Now if they'd just release an automatic scripting language program *that would write itself* so I could have it automatically roll the dice in intervals without me needing to ever touch the mouse...

Ahhh well, I guess there's still OneClick... for now... ::groaning:: ;)

DATE: Friday April 26, 2002 -- 10:44:43 pm
ok, heres the thing, I am a say at home mom with WAY too much time on my hands. I have found Yahoo Voice Chat. Yes, I am addicted to it, Oh well. Here is a poem about it.....enjoy!!!!!


Are YOU a Chataholic??
Have you ever said this to someone?
"I'm just gettin' on for a MINUTE"
I got up this morning, but haven't yet dressed.
My dishes aren't done, and my house is a mess.
Have not done my work, have not fed the cat,
Just on line for a second, and popped in to "chat".
I used to watch TV, I used to cook Mex,
I think I remember...yeah, I used to have SEX!
I used to walk upright, now roll on my chair,
Tho' it causes the neighborhood children to stare.
I wanted to travel around on the Net,
Been too busy chatting to get on there yet.
I wanted to spreadsheet, word process, or paint,
But gettin' on with them is just what I ain't!
So much to learn and I wanted to but
I'm too busy chatting and splitting a gut,
Talkin' and listenin' it such a sin?
Oh, gawd, what a fix I have got myself in!
Then up pops a name on my neat Buddy List,
Think I'll go out and give HIS tail a twist!
And in comes an IM from some weirdo guy
I cuss 'im, insult 'im, and tell him "bye bye".
Is there a 12 step, support group, or such?
For those of us folks who chat on too much?
If there was a group, I would like it just fine,
Except that it prob'ly would be here online!
Are there therapists here? I think that I saw some
Its got me, its got me, its power is AWESOME.
It's my new computer, I've had it one week,
Now I look in the mirror and I see a "geek".
Or maybe a geekess, but I see the signs,
Please help me, please help me, please get me offline!
Or better, please Email a burger and fries
Cause I'm Stayin on Line at least Till I Die.

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday April 29, 2002 -- 2:09:52 am
Hey . . . who let Shakespeare in here?

FROM: steve
DATE: Sunday May 5, 2002 -- 1:06:22 am
ah, yes! like the old computer '8 balls', now that's sad.

FROM: [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday June 10, 2002 -- 3:47:43 pm

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