Electric fences (Hobby is getting expensive)

KE5FI at aol.com KE5FI at aol.com
Thu Dec 21 12:17:50 EST 1995

I have had my own electric fence with a Sears 110v charger and never had any
noise, unless there was an arc.  Note, however, that arsc will travel a
distance through vegitation and damp fence posts.  Your neighbor with an elec
fence might not mind your occasional "help" mending the fence...



>From aa4lr at radio.org (Bill Coleman AA4LR)  Thu Dec 21 20:06:25 1995
From: aa4lr at radio.org (Bill Coleman AA4LR) (Bill Coleman AA4LR)
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 1995 16:06:25 -0400
Subject: Shame on N2AA for not repeating the message.
Message-ID: <v01520d00acff6b050575@[]>

>Really, why do people repeat messages in reply messages?

Well, it has to do with the nature of store-and-forward communications. The
practice got started in newsgroups at least, perhaps on mailing lists
before that. This practice is perhaps as old as the Internet itself.

>Is there any GOOD reason to retransmit
>a message that has already been sent to everyone?

That's just the point. In a network as large and complicated as the
Internet, messages don't arrive in the same order as they are sent. So, if
you write a comment to Gene's message, and I happen to get your comment
first, before I've seen Gene's message, it won't make much sense to me.

>If you wish to comment on my observation, please don't repeat it.

Sorry, bad habit.

> I
>have a hidden virus in this message that activates when you send a
>copy of it from your computer.  It destroys any CT/NA contest files
>that are in your computer and cannot be detected until it is too late.

Ha! I outsmarted you! I wrote this message on a Mac, so your virus was

Bill Coleman, AA4LR      Mail: aa4lr at radio.org
Quote: "The same light shines on vineyards that makes deserts." -- Steve

>From dbushong at mrst.com (David Bushong)  Thu Dec 21 21:47:00 1995
From: dbushong at mrst.com (David Bushong) (David Bushong)
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 95 16:47 EST
Subject: Just because.  Also: Internet Sprint?
Message-ID: <m0tSspw-0002bRC at mrst.com>


It's because if I said "I didn't like your posting" you wouldn't know
which one I was talking about.  Unless you only had one controversial
posting lately, which, in my case, ain't likely.

But to include something in here about contesting,...

Does anyone have any idea how many stations I can expect to hear
working the Internet Sprint Contest next week?  Tens? Hundreds?
It sure sounds like it should be fun.

Dave, KZ1O

(feel free to quote enough of this message in your followup or reply,
so that I know what you are praising me for .... ..)

cc: Kurt

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