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Buuri
25th August 1999, 00:19
Look's like my original thread got shafted during the maintenance..
But anyway, Maggers any luck yet? You could post a description again if anyone could help. After all, one for all and all for Matrox (Users)! http://forums.gagames.com/forums/smile.gif

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Buuri
25th August 1999, 00:24
Oh, and it looks like <a href="http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/cgi?cmd=team_lookup&name=matrox+users">Matrox Users</a> is at totally different league that club <a href="http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/cgi?cmd=team_lookup&name=voodoo">Voodoo</a>. http://forums.gagames.com/forums/wink.gif
But we all knew that a long time ago, didn't we? http://forums.gagames.com/forums/smile.gif

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Maggi
25th August 1999, 01:06
Hi Buuri,

no luck yet ... not even had the time to try http://forums.gagames.com/forums/frown.gif

good one about the 'competition' http://forums.gagames.com/forums/wink.gif

I hope the original thread can be found somewhere ...

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Cheerio,
Maggi

Asus P2B-S @ 112MHz FSB - Bios 1010 final
Celeron300A @ 504Mhz
128MB 7ns SDRAM
G400 DualHead 32MB SGRAM @ 201 MHz memory clock

Maggi
25th August 1999, 04:28
Woohoo !!!

I just entered the Top50 in the MURC club !

http://forums.gagames.com/forums/smile.gif

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Cheerio,
Maggi

Asus P2B-S @ 112MHz FSB - Bios 1010 final
Celeron300A @ 504Mhz
128MB 7ns SDRAM
G400 DualHead 32MB SGRAM @ 201 MHz memory clock

Helmchen2000
25th August 1999, 06:14
Congratulations,

but you have beaten me out http://forums.gagames.com/forums/frown.gif, that cries for revenge http://forums.gagames.com/forums/wink.gif

Helmchen

Guyver
25th August 1999, 13:29
Buuri, you're gonna have to watchout, I'm climbing the ladder. Went from somewhere's around 35th to 11th position.

I really started to climb when I set my home system up to dial automatically (I hated doing it, but darn it - when it only takes 7 hours 45 minutes or so per grouping, it was wasting time waiting for me to come home and dial manually).

Guyv

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Running an ABIT BE6, PIII-450 @ 600Mhz, 128MB (128x1) PC133HSDRAM (running @ 133), Matrox Mystique G200 8MB, SBLive! Full Retail, Adaptec AHA-2940UW (Dual Channel)
All kinds of other SCSI and ATAPI goodies....
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Waiting for my G400Max Very Impatiently, Having already maxed system performance to give it a good home.....



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Buuri
25th August 1999, 16:29
Well I won't be loosing my 10th place while I can take Kevin & Michelle out of my way soon.. http://forums.gagames.com/forums/smile.gif

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Guyver
26th August 1999, 10:05
I don't know - the rate I've been climbing.... Heh-Heh - better start the process on a couple more machines...

Tn
26th August 1999, 17:06
Whooo, only at 35% on my first unit and I've only been running it for 20 odd hours. I use the computer a lot and it is only 350Mhz.
Oh yeah and what are your guys' highest peak? Mine is 181.26. Let's see if anyone has gotten an alien yet.

Buuri
26th August 1999, 21:43
"You have completed more work units than 97.302% of our users."
With only 104 units.. Well I guess that most people got tired of it while they didn't find any aliens after 1st unit. http://forums.gagames.com/forums/smile.gif

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Maggi
26th August 1999, 22:26
yieeehaaa ...

just entered Top 40 !

http://forums.gagames.com/forums/smile.gif

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Cheerio,
Maggi

Asus P2B-S @ 112MHz FSB - Bios 1010 final
Celeron300A @ 504Mhz
128MB 7ns SDRAM
G400 DualHead 32MB SGRAM @ 201 MHz memory clock

Buuri
26th August 1999, 23:58
Ah, you computing you! Try to reach me.. http://forums.gagames.com/forums/smile.gif

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Maggi
27th August 1999, 00:56
38 and rising ... http://forums.gagames.com/forums/smile.gif

I'm on my way, Buuri !!!

Btw, I e-mailed the coders about my probs on our SGIs ... no reply yet http://forums.gagames.com/forums/frown.gif

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Cheerio,
Maggi

Asus P2B-S @ 112MHz FSB - Bios 1010 final
Celeron300A @ 504Mhz
128MB 7ns SDRAM
G400 DualHead 32MB SGRAM @ 201 MHz memory clock

Guyver
27th August 1999, 02:58
Lost ground due to Win2K trials and tribulations. Back in the saddle and pushing for more. (94)
and growing

note: and growing may be a registered trademark, but i still used it ah-hahaha-hahhhhhh

SteveC
28th August 1999, 12:52
Damn you acobra! I've been battling with you since the start, now you're 1 ahead.... grrrr
Knocking ME the FOUNDER down to 6th place!! ' http://forums.gagames.com/forums/wink.gif

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Cheers,
Steve

My PC houses one of these things which seems to affect some people's lives far too much...

Guyver
28th August 1999, 15:27
Buuri - did you feel that breeze(r) that just went by? I sure did... How may systems you using breezer?

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From someone who thought they had a fast system. But like they always said, 1 fast machine does not equal 50 slow ones... Heh-Heh...

agallag
28th August 1999, 15:41
I've been stuck in 19th place for a while. Considering I've only got one machine running it, it's not bad. As soon as they release a version that supports proxy authentication, I'll be ripping you guys up http://forums.gagames.com/forums/smile.gif.

I guess I could always truck a diskette back and forth from work, but that's WAY too much effort http://forums.gagames.com/forums/smile.gif

Guyver
29th August 1999, 03:13
agallag,

Check out AutoSocks (I think I last found it using www.winfiles.com (http://www.winfiles.com)))

It allows non-proxy capable programs to run through a proxy-server.

It worked very well for us.

Guyv

[This message has been edited by Guyver (edited 08-29-1999).]

Jorden
29th August 1999, 04:08
Anyone seen the new lists at SETI@Home?? Alphabetised and all... there's something odd though...Matrix ETH Team has -5 users... now how do they do that??? http://forums.gagames.com/forums/wink.gif

Jorden.

Helmchen2000
29th August 1999, 06:47
It's possible to use it on unplugged systems by receiving the packets with a connected system then copying the whole folder to the other system. (tested with NT text-version)

Helmchen

Maggi
29th August 1999, 20:18
Hiho folks !

It looks like my Celery back home did hell of a job http://forums.gagames.com/forums/wink.gif

Rank 35 ... and rising http://forums.gagames.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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Cheerio,
Maggi

Asus P2B-S @ 112MHz FSB - Bios 1010 final
Celeron300A @ 504Mhz
128MB 7ns SDRAM
G400 DualHead 32MB SGRAM @ 201 MHz memory clock

Buuri
29th August 1999, 20:27
Hi Maggers,

How are your SGIs doing?

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Maggi
30th August 1999, 01:45
Hi Buuri,

nothing yet ... http://forums.gagames.com/forums/frown.gif

I mailed to the according people from SETI, but no reply yet.

I surely do not ask our admins, because they really shouldn't know http://forums.gagames.com/forums/wink.gif

Hopefully I can acquire a couple of our Double-P2 Intergraph TDZs ... http://forums.gagames.com/forums/wink.gif

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Cheerio,
Maggi

Asus P2B-S @ 112MHz FSB - Bios 1010 final
Celeron300A @ 504Mhz
128MB 7ns SDRAM
G400 DualHead 32MB SGRAM @ 201 MHz memory clock

Forgot to mention:

Rank 33 ! ... and rising :P

[This message has been edited by Maggi (edited 08-30-1999).]

Guyver
30th August 1999, 03:46
Rank: 11 (hopefully not that rank <lol>)

Guyv

Guyver
30th August 1999, 07:47
Rank 10 - Yeah! - but tenuous hold

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Guyver
30th August 1999, 13:57
Lost it.... back to 11th

Guyver
30th August 1999, 17:27
How am I supposed to keep climbing that ladder, if someone keeps moving the next rung on me? (Grin) Great work guys(&gals)!!

Keep it going!

Guyv

Maggi
30th August 1999, 19:25
Woohoo ... Rank 25 !

... and rising ... http://forums.gagames.com/forums/wink.gif


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Cheerio,
Maggi

Asus P2B-S @ 112MHz FSB - Bios 1010 final
Celeron300A @ 504Mhz
128MB 7ns SDRAM
G400 DualHead 32MB SGRAM @ 201 MHz memory clock

Guyver
31st August 1999, 07:50
Doh! - 10th (and rising)

SteveC
1st September 1999, 04:09
Scytale I'm hot on your tail. And acobra - how are you pulling away from me? I was infront the other day? Boohooo

NitRAM is bugging me. How many machines is he running it on!?!? He does about 10 a day!

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Cheers,
Steve

Maggi
1st September 1999, 06:45
Hi Peeps !

I jsut entered the top20 http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Woohoo ... Rank 19 !

... and rising ... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif LOL http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif

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CU,
Maggi
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Asus P2B-DS @ 112MHz FSB
2x P3-450 @ 504MHz
512MB CAS2 SDRAM
Millenium G400 32MB DH

Guyver
1st September 1999, 07:18
Hmmm, Excuse the toe stomping there Buuri.. Pardon me, coming through...


Yes! 9th it is

Guyver
1st September 1999, 07:20
Dohh!

Junior member, this bytes. I worked hard for my 130+ message Member status...

Oh, well, maybe if I keep playing with it, my Jr. will become Full http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif <lol> Sorry, couldn't resist

Buuri
1st September 1999, 08:43
Nuts! And that breezer fella is also breathing in my neck.

Could I be kicked out from top10?
Horror!

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Jorden
1st September 1999, 08:49
I sure hope you are Buuri... I'm somewhere in the 30's... sob http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif

Buuri
1st September 1999, 10:59
Ok boys and girls, we need additional 1540 completed units for TOP100 listing. Time to squeeze those clock cycles for good science.

And fame.. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

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Guyver
1st September 1999, 12:48
Ok, Buuri - we'v both been pushed. I'm back at 11 http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif, you're down to 10. Even though we are tied, and I got there first... Hmmmm...

Some chap just waltzed in with 130 count... Good work. Now I need to get faster...

Guyv

Buuri
1st September 1999, 17:09
9th and holding.. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif
Not for long I guess, Guyver?

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bobby2
1st September 1999, 19:10
130!
C'est moi - heh, once I get sorted after my hols I intend to adopt some 300 Dec Alphas to my cause (evil laugh). And then there will be only one :>

bert
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Linux - reaches the parts other beers fail to reach.
WWW: http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~rl

Buuri
3rd September 1999, 03:35
We're are gonna hit 4000 units soon. The gap is only 1200 units now.. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

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Buuri
3rd September 1999, 03:47
What! Aww.. I don't trust this buggy project at all..
I just lost one work unit. The client sent it ok, but reported back the same amount of completed units had before. I check from <a href="http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/cgi?cmd=team_lookup&name=matrox+users">the Web</a>, and my guess was right - it's gone for good.

Damned.

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SteveC
3rd September 1999, 08:11
My brother 'Al' in the list has just given me all his 40 odd units... I'm number 2! woohoo! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif

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Cheers,
Steve

Guyver
3rd September 1999, 10:37
Not anymore - 3rd... At least you were.

Helmchen
3rd September 1999, 11:00
Buuri

had the same Problem some days ago and yesterday my stats told me something like that:

<table border=1><tr><th>Name</th>
<th>Email</th>
<th>Work units
sent</th>
<th>Results
received</th>
<th>Total CPU time</th>
<th>Average CPU time
per work unit</th></tr>
<tr><td>Helmchen</td>
<td>
</td>
<td>18</td>
<td>19</td>
<td>3## hr ## min ##.# sec</td>
<td>16 hr ## min ##.# sec</td></tr>
</table>
dunno the #'s

But today all is OK again

So perhaps all will be OK for you in some days

Helmchen

[This message has been edited by Helmchen (edited 09-03-1999).]

Helmchen
3rd September 1999, 11:06
Can someone explain from what the great space above tables comes???

Helmchen

Maggi
3rd September 1999, 17:26
... and rising ... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif

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CU,
Maggi
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Asus P2B-DS @ 112MHz FSB
2x P3-450 @ 504MHz
512MB CAS2 SDRAM
Millenium G400 32MB DH

TnT
3rd September 1999, 18:12
still working on my first unit here.

Helmchen
4th September 1999, 02:45
It seems that the whole SETI project is ways behind the reality. We've actually 4440 units completed instead of the 4122 displayed.

Helmchen

Buuri
4th September 1999, 03:23
Oi! You are right!
Those units showing on the page are already confirmed to be right so that shouldn't affect the total saldo.

This one calls for a naggin' mail..

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KvHagedorn
5th September 1999, 06:56
I thought about joining in on your project here, but then I thought again.. What if we actually FOUND aliens? Do not ever forget the most important law of nature for any of us animals (yes we are animals, as are likely the most intelligent of possible aliens): ONLY THE STRONGEST SURVIVE.

Think about it.

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Kind Regards,

KvH

Buuri
5th September 1999, 07:18
If we found any, do we have any reason to assume thast they would be hostile? Most likely our environment is not suitable for aliens (unlike in Hollywood motion pictures) so isn't Universe simply big enough for two 'intelligent' races? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

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Guyver
5th September 1999, 08:25
Not to go all theological and such, but don't you think that GOD(substitute with your favorite deity)'s love is so limited that he/she only has enough for one small insignificant planet? I don't think so. We can't be alone in the universe. Besides, I'm of the firm belief that there's more than one universe out there, sitting side by side with ours, only in a slightly different dimension. Where else could all those lost/forgotten items disappear to? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Guyv

TnT
5th September 1999, 13:40
Alright, ~20(+ time I'm on comp and when it is off) hours until I get my 1st unit done! Whohoo!

TnT
5th September 1999, 13:50
Guyver, you will like a webpage my friends and I are coming up with.
Anyway let's do the math billions and billions of stars, each star has atleast a few planets(if you average it out), and the question is "What are the chances of there not being other life out there?" and NOT "What are the chance of life being out there?"
Also look at Earth, there a whole bunch of animals living in harmony with each other. So there is a 50/50 chance that an alien race will be either violent or friendly. Although if an alien race was aggresive enough to create intergalactic starships you have to wonder why they were so eager to leave their planet in the first place...

Helmchen
5th September 1999, 16:20
believing that there is ONE intelligent liveform sounds somewhat limited to me. When there is one why not 10, 100 or millions. And the chance that they are friendly is exact 100% just as the chance that they are hostile. The question is: Can they reach us.

Helmchen

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KvHagedorn
5th September 1999, 23:10
This is interesting. Considering the number of wars that go on at any given time with other members of our own species, why would you assume that all segments of humanity would welcome aliens with open arms? While I would like a wonderful, benevolent universe just as much as the next person, sadly, we must deal with reality. The reality is that agression in some form drives the survival of every species or even a race within that species. You don't need to be a Darwinian scholar to see this. Watch a nature show the next time you get a chance. Look at how the animals behave and why they survive.. now look at how humans behave.. which humans tend to reproduce? Which produce successful offspring? Which do not? How are we weakening our gene pools by attempting to "cheat" Mother Nature with technology?

Alright, it really is a good idea to look for evidence of alien radio transmissions, simply because we would know they are there. Unfortunately, there is always that naive tourist who thinks the bears are "oh so cute" and tries to feed them. He gets eaten. What happens when one sweet human sends a radio message back to a race of aliens which is even 20 years (a nanosecond in cosmic time) more advanced than we are? Well, what would have happened if Germany had had tanks in WWI or jet bombers with hydrogen bombs in WW2?

The point is, it's simply a law of nature. The strong and agressive elements in a society tend to dominate it. Is Bill Gates an advanced and intelligent human?.. yeah. Did he still take every opportunity to aggressively gain advantage over everyone he met? Absolutely! That's why he's the richest man on the planet.

Gentlemen and Ladies, simply understand the gravity of what you are doing. It is not something idly to be played with. It might be fun to tell everyone how many units you've completed, but yours is an ominous task and a responsibility which is perhaps greater than any ever known on this planet before.

I pray you do not find anyone else out there. Though I fear you will someday, unless they find us first (God knows we aren't hiding) For if you do, we will either be destroyed or utterly dominated by them, or conversely, we will utterly destroy or dominate them. Perhaps we will have acquired both the wisdom and the power of the Gods by that time, and will survive. At least I hope so.

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Kind Regards,

KvH

Buuri
6th September 1999, 00:09
Remember that if SETI@home project would find anything, that would mean that the other civilization is at least thousands of years older than us. (just think of the signals travelling in space)
Because of that, I do not doubt a second that they already know about us, thanks to their superior technology. And we still exist don't we?

SETI@home project will not find any species younger than us, unless they have reverted back to the 'stoneage' after the signals that we cought left their planet.

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Helmchen
6th September 1999, 04:28
Calm down your paranoia!

If they will come in our life, they've found us thousands of Years ago, therefore what we are doing concerns the earth in a time where the human being has either removed himself from this planet or can for his own travel to the stars. So there is no need to pray that the aliens won't kill us (Why?, there are millions of planets like the earth out there) better Pray that your neighbor won't kill you - the chance are far greater than the chances that we'll find any aliens, contact them, invite them, and then let us kill from them.

Helmchen

KvHagedorn
6th September 1999, 14:38
LOL http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif

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Kind Regards,

KvH

Buuri
6th September 1999, 17:16
Haven't you watched Babylon 5?

It's all going to be just fine.. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

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Helmchen
6th September 1999, 17:35
All fiction! Don't believe! They were here!

They started the project STI, but they didn't find anything http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Helmchen

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Buuri
7th September 1999, 01:02
Nowone has heard those signals yet, because they haven't travelled far enough. Well except martians.. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

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Helmchen
7th September 1999, 06:21
Are you sure you lost them?
Sometimes it took several days until they recognized my results - weird.

Helmchen

Buuri
7th September 1999, 06:31
More wierd is that I haven't been able to connect their severs for 2 days now!

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Helmchen
7th September 1999, 06:50
Had a connect yesterday evening http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif
took 3 units (Now I know why)
gave one away (I fool http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif)
Need the last one in about an hour.

Next time I can connect I'll take more - much more!!!

Helmchen

Jorden
7th September 1999, 08:06
the list says I'm at 47 results... the program says 46...

Ah well... http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Why are we at 9.84 years by the way, when the rest is at 9854 orso hours???

Jorden

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deprived/tombman
7th September 1999, 09:00
Some of you must be very desperate if you think that you will get fame if you find some alien traces. This whole seti project
is a waste of cpu time !
The leaders of the world are so paranoid that they fear that there could be an alien race that is far more technically advanced that they are so that they started this whole alien shit project .
Is gates fearing some alien could steal his money ? (muahhah)
Or that some terrorist could get some superior alien weapons ?
And why do they fear the aliens ?
Did they rule the country in a bad way so that they fear being judged by their deeds ?
Do they have a bad conscience ?

If people that have power want to right their crimes they always say " We are animals . We kill to survive. We have the right to do it otherwise we will be killed "
I have some news for you : we are not animals !
We decide . We are human . We control ourselves.

Hmmm., i think that was a little off topic ...

Jorden
7th September 1999, 09:26
Or that some terrorist could get some superior alien weapons?

Well, since terrorists can get anything from the internet, from Matrox drivers to the plans on how to build your A-Bomb at home, what do we care???


And why do they fear the aliens ?

do you?? I'm an alien to you, in some word of speaking (if you know your English http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif)


I have some news for you : we are not animals ! We decide . We are human . We control ourselves.

And that from the Tombman and/or deprived... especially the last part... sorry, haven't seen you control yourself too much lately http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif

Why do you think an entire thread is lost, not only due to someone's Javascript, but also because of what was in it???

I hope the other aliens (to me) control themselves better http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Jorden, who wants to believe everything, but for T/D...


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Jorden
7th September 1999, 17:46
Lost 3 consecutive data units... looks like I'm holding at 46 http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif

Jorden