Re: Missing Dingbot [Girl Genius]
- On 1/31/09, Prof. Zarchne (of Zarkhnistan) <zarchne@...> wrote:
> And I'm mostly a suburbanite. But I did spend time onI can beat that. My new cabin doesn't have a phone line and almost
> Grandpa's ranch. Said ranch did not receive electricity
> until 1963, so there is still living memory of a
> gasoline-powered washing machine (not to mention the absence
> of an indoor toilet) in, for instance, my father. I think
> telephone arrived in 1988. Yes, this is in one of the lower
> 48 US states!
certainly never will. Nor does it have an indoor toilet or
electricity, at least until I hook the Harris wheel and solar panels
But that's nothing. I know people who have to hike a few miles from a
road to get to their places. And others who can't be accessed except
Despite this of course, we've still heard of laptops and satellite
internet. And oil cans of the type being described.
Yes, this place is weird.
"I want to be the minority,
I don't need your authority,
Down with the moral majority!"
- On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 09:13:52PM -0800, Erin C. wrote:
> I can beat that. My new cabin doesn't have a phone line and almostI'm not sure that necessarily counts for much anymore. At
> certainly never will.
the time, mobile phones were not yet ubiquitous. You were
at the ranch, you could not be reached (except by CB radio,
which also wasn't in range of a station with telephone
service). My mother-in-law bought a house in town a couple
of years back and never had a phone installed, either.
Before my father-in-law died they were living out their
retirement in a travel trailer, rotating between kids'
(I don't consider myself to own a "television", although
I've had a tunerless video capture card for a while and now
there are a couple of monitors around... one on loan from
the same mother-in-law, one I bought partly as a portable
VGA monitor to ease administration of normally headless
servers... that I guess could be set to receive
broadcasts... although I guess that's supposed to stop being
the case Real Soon Now? It will be nice to be able to go
back to saying "I don't have a television" without feeling
like I'm not being completely honest.)
> Nor does it have an indoor toilet orWell, sure, now living off-grid and being able to use that
> electricity, at least until I hook the Harris wheel and solar panels
> up. :)
as evidence of one's carbon-neutrality would have a certain