[vcf-midatlantic] Speaking of BBSes...

Peter Cetinski pete at pski.net
Fri Mar 15 14:31:45 EDT 2019


Might be a Mac/iOS issue as my messages seem to have the same behavior.

> On Mar 15, 2019, at 2:28 PM, Tony Bogan via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
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> From: Tony Bogan <thebogans at mac.com>
> Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Speaking of BBSes...
> Date: March 15, 2019 at 2:28:39 PM EDT
> To: vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org>
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> 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.
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> There are a handful of people on the list whose emails come through as you describe.
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> Tony
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> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Mar 15, 2019, at 2:23 PM, Blake Patterson via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
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>> 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:
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>>> 
>>> 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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