[vcf-midatlantic] Speaking of BBSes...

Tony Bogan thebogans at mac.com
Fri Mar 15 14:28:39 EDT 2019

Eugene, sometime a few months back (perhaps it was late last year) something changed with the list and even my own emails come back to be as a .mime attachment. It did not used to be that way, and I did not change anything on my end. Perhaps my .mac/iCloud service changed something, I do not know.

There are a handful of people on the list whose emails come through as you describe.


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> On Mar 15, 2019, at 2:23 PM, Blake Patterson via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Hah, this is great. I hope it does bring the spotlight on BBS of past (and
> present!). I am active on several boards daily, right now. The one I hit
> the most frequently is The Level 29 BBS ( bbs.foxxtexx.com ) which is the
> official BBS of the r/Retrobattlestations subreddit. Stop in (telnet or
> dial-up)!
> On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 1:21 PM Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> Not trying to get into politics but from the histoical "okay that is
>> crazy..."
>> It just hit the naws that one of the guys running for president who has
>> been a politician for a while (Beto O'Rourke) was actually a member of
>> cDc, Cult of the Dead Cow. This was a legendary "hacking" group that used
>> to release a lot of t-files. He ran a BBS apparently. cDc held back this
>> knowledge for a while so as to not interfere with his career but he went
>> public with it. A book about cDc is supposed to come out.
>> A whole lot of people that are not familiar with the old school hacking
>> social groups and BBSes and all of that could potentially start to hear
>> about it depending on how far the guy gets in politics. Could bring a lot
>> of attention to 80s/90s computing and the community around it all.
>>                        - Ethan
> -- 
> Heisenberg may have slept here.

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