[vcf-midatlantic] Speaking of BBSes...

W2HX w2hx at w2hx.com
Fri Mar 15 15:15:29 EDT 2019


Ok, well at least I'm not crazy (or more crazy than I was before)


73 Eugene W2HX


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From: vcf-midatlantic [mailto:vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vcfed.org] On Behalf Of Chris Fala via vcf-midatlantic
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2019 2:38 PM
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Cc: Chris Fala
Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Speaking of BBSes...

When I read on the web interface (Gmail) it is fine, but when I view on my
iPhone, I get them as attachments. For a few other users as well.






On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 2:29 PM Tony Bogan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Tony
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > 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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