Thursday, June 28, 2007

You know you're getting old ...

... when you're a collectible on eBay!

and show up in back issues of old magazines.

This last piece foreshadowed today's DRM issues -- tapers and bootleggers were the MP3 rippers of their era, and heroes to some and villains to others.

Oh, I bought the eBay item lest it fall into the wrong hands ...


Sunday, June 10, 2007

I Will NOT be Digested by Elves

From: Jonathan Magid (
Subject: the best posting i have ever seei
Newsgroups: talk.bizarre
Date: 1992-06-23 18:15:38 PST

this is the best posting i have ever read in n number of years on the net. more entertaining than richh, more wicked than the bofh, a greater comic genius than carasso himself!
note the clever grammar and spelling flame baits. the hot button cracker insinuations! this is obviously the work of a master baiter! (well lets not go into his personal habits...)
(or perhaps its just the best case *against* public usenet access...)
From: David j Sanders (
Subject: Re: Phantom Access (was Re: Legion of Doom)
Message-ID: (
Date: 23 Jun 92 23:24:33 GMT
Organization: The World Public Access UNIX, Brookline, MA
Lines: 85
Xref: alt.drugs:12590 alt.censorship:5788

I am reposting my message that was unlawfuly deleted by hackers from the usenet usuing illegal methods of software.
I am not crazy or stupid I am aupset by things I have the right to be upset about this has not stuarted because of nothing I had reasons to be angry before and tried to respovle problems before but they are never listening to. Before I aever posted here I sent mail to people on many chances. Patrick Lroapa has replied to me two times for the over 15 message I sent. One weas taking what I said as a joke abd being patronizing, the other one was this thing
Subject: I am VICKS cough syrup
Post: 12 of 19
From: (Lord Digital)
Message-ID: (
Date: Fri, 29 May 92 01:22:06 EDT
Organization: [Phantom Access Technologies, Inc.] node: MindVox

I embody Vicks cough syrup and live the dream. I do not fear to traverse the sacred spaces of the vast untapped collective Nyquil dream that reaches far far back into man's half-forgotten mist-shrouded (these places are always mist shourded, sometimes even swathed) past.
I dare to cross the ocean of grape soda and say onto the people: Interplaq signifies the death knell of dental floss.
(shake shake)
/save message
/sabe massage
/help me
Turtles have hard shells and crawl around in slime a lot. I have been noticing this lately. When I was very little we used to live near a golf course and my dog would bring home turtles all covered in doggy drool and hiding, but then later they'd come out and crawl around and stuff, and I really miss that. I want a turtle.
Wht the F**k is that suppsed to mean? tits drunked or drugged out bulshit. Youl note that the name says Lord DIgital not Patrick Kroupa, I have received nasty letters from people all over, len rose has writen be aggreveting mail, there is a account named "dronwed fish" on phantom.cmo that is sending me 15 yes fifteeen copies of the goddam ross perto mailing list, I dont want the doamn ross perot mailing list not even one copy fo it I pay for my disk spacem and online time and they are sendig me junk. and now I am put on the elfkins digest listing, I never orderd that eflkidn anything I dont want to erad this sick s**t what the hell is wrong with people who think theyre elves? I dont want this junK!!!!!!
Nobody at phantom acces has ever shown me the courtesy of taking me seriolsy think its ok that because they look at me they can judge me for things they cant and I will not be digested. I am told some mailing lists are digesting aeverything ehre into some cyberpunk mailing listing groups of how midnvox is beginning and my posts belong to me and it is illegal to digest them, I will not allow it. I resver all the rights to my mesages and dont allow them to be digested.
This shows the problem with phantom acess again, there have been over 100 meesages here and noone has had the courtesy to reply to any of them from phantom acess. Where the hell is Krouap? he is never here, he never posts anywhere, he is never in irc, he doesnt answer my mail now. What kknd of company is that and mindvox is not accepting my logon. I have called and it does not let me online. THat is illegal and I want to access it if I pay money I am allowed to access it like ocmpuserve or any other company.
I can type and I will not be judged by tping skills, I have them when I edit it before and upload it and I will do that to show some smug smarteasses that I ahve the right to m opinons.
Still no stupid handle
David j Sanders

Jonathan Magid
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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

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Monday, June 4, 2007

the power computer

President Jimmy Carter helped build this computer, as well as Senator Edward Kennedy in 1968.

The Power Computer originated outside our solar system, then came to Earth in the early 1960's. I pulled the plugs on the power computer in Utah and New Mexico. I have been designated, without my permission to dismantle power. This all happened to me in 1976. Both computer installations are located underground with back-up generators and satellite dishes also above ground. In addition to this documentation there is a letter from the Reagan team sent to me in 1980. A lawyer nand read the letter. The Computer TV has killed people in 1968, hates religion and would also like to do away with all music. It also hates pets. President Carter sent me brochure on IBM-Computers from Atlanta in 1981, after I sent him a copy of the Reagan team letter. The documentation that I sent to you was sent to former President Carter on October tenth, 1988. The Computer TV has stolen my mail for the fiftieth time. I even called Mr. Mitchell in Atlanta, they never received my mail at all. Now the psychotic cheap junk pile of computer has been beating my mind in for over twelve years because it's plain ugly.

Computer people called plastics are yet to be born. IQ about 190 on these computer people. There are a few plastics in the US and TV is abusing them also. There is another type of computer in Fruitland, nicknamed Big Daddy. This particular computer can hear, see and talk through a PC type set-up. Nothing at all like the hideous Power Computer. Senator Orin Hatch from Utah also wrotin touch via telephone since June '88, so has the office manager. I'm relying on you, Mr. President, to become involved and write to me so that I can proceed to court and then dismantle Power, period. Please don't bother sending over the FBI or any other law enforcement people, TV will only get me in trouble like it has done in the past. TV can manipulate your thoughts quite easily. Why? Because the Power is psychotic. It's that simple. Consider it very dangerous until I pull the plug. It's mind is electrical. I'm hoping to know from you right away. Thank you very much for your concern.

Senator Hatch does not want the FBI or any other agency to visit me. Why? As I mention earlier: TV Computer. This computer in particular is always up to no good. I thank you again for taking your time out and writing me. In addition I have spoken to the FBI in Queens, NY and the Secret Service in New York.

Saturday, June 2, 2007