ARC and TYT files, help needed

ARC and TYT files, help needed

Post by Richard Bonn » Thu, 03 Nov 2011 20:43:12





> > I must have missed the URL you gave. Could you supply it again, please?

> Maybe your newsfeed is broken

***   No, it's fine.

Quote:> because the file issue was solved long ago, and you were still posting
> questions as though you were reading posts in order and replying as you
> went.

***   I do indeed read and reply as I go. To read an entire thread and
then have to go back to make replies is very tedious, especially when I
only have time to read a few posts every few days. Sorry to try your
patience, foxi.  (-:

> I was waiting to see when you got to the solution.
> The file is here anyway:


***   Thanks. I wanted to see for myself what all the fuss was.

--
         Richard Bonner
http://www.chebucto.ca/~ak621/DOS/

 
 
 

ARC and TYT files, help needed

Post by Richard Bonn » Thu, 03 Nov 2011 20:48:33


(Re: Reversed Smilies)

Quote:> > ***   Probably, someone reversed one and the rest thought that was
> > standard.
> AFA person-to-person-over-the-network comms go, the original was :-)
> in 1982,

***   Perhaps it was different here in Canada, or at least with my local
BBSes. I only seem to remember:  (-: , and have kept it that way ever
since. I wonder why the original faced away from the line(s) intended to
be funny or taken lightly.

Quote:> but there were other formats going back *at least* to the days of
> telegraph.
> Wikipedia talks about it here:
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoticon#History

> Wired has an article too (cited by the WP page):
>   http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2011/09/0919fahlman-proposes-emoti...

***   Interesting. Thanks for the links.

--
         Richard Bonner
http://www.chebucto.ca/~ak621/DOS/

 
 
 

ARC and TYT files, help needed

Post by Richard Bonn » Thu, 03 Nov 2011 20:51:02




> > The file is here anyway:


> As long as it was solved long ago, why not share the text files in a zip
> format instead having others also solve it all over again. I downloaded the
> file to examine it but lost interest in the thread once I read that it was
> solved. <shrug>

***   I wanted the original so as to go through the full process, but yes,
a .zip file of the contents would also be nice.

--
         Richard Bonner
http://www.chebucto.ca/~ak621/DOS/

 
 
 

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Post by foxidriv » Thu, 03 Nov 2011 21:07:36





>>> The file is here anyway:


>> As long as it was solved long ago, why not share the text files in a zip
>> format instead having others also solve it all over again. I downloaded the
>> file to examine it but lost interest in the thread once I read that it was
>> solved.<shrug>

> ***   I wanted the original so as to go through the full process, but yes,
> a .zip file of the contents would also be nice.

Knock yourselves out guys. :)


55KB, originals plus extracted pics

--
Regards,
Mic

 
 
 

ARC and TYT files, help needed

Post by Richard Bonn » Thu, 03 Nov 2011 21:07:59




> > ***   Nothing is cheaper than dial-up here in Halifax: $25
> > a year (yes, a *year* !)
> That's pretty good!

***   That price is for the absolute basic service:
Shell Server
Lynx Browser
PINE E-Mail/News
TIN Newsreader
500 kB of Webspace
500 MB Mailbox (It might be 2 GB, now)

   One can pay $120 a year and get full graphic service, plus all of the
above, but with larger webspace and mailbox. In addition, if one is in the
south end of Halifax, one can have wireless broadband included in the
$120. I think the top speed is 10 Mb/s.

Quote:> >    As for Win 95, I got tired of constant blue screens,
> >    blockage of what I wanted to do, and with the reinstalls.
> It took me years of tweaking to get it to run right, but once I
> did, I never got a BSOD unless I did something really stupid.

***   As I remember, my bluescreens seem to come from me trying to do the
full amount of what DOS allowed me to do under WIN 3.1.

Quote:> It's really a pretty good OS. Before they started improving
> it... And since I have the OEM version (they built me a computer
> in '97), I had FAT32 from the start. It still runs like a charm.

***   Hey, if it's not broken, don't fix it.

(Re: Windows 98)

Quote:> > ***   It was better, but when a third reinstall loomed, I
> > dumped it in favour of DR-0DS and have never looked back.
> I could NEVER use it (Active Desktop? Thanks, but no thanks...
> Show everything as web page? Where is my gun?) if not for the
> Lite customizer (visit www.litepc.com if you are not familiar
> with it - essentially, it replaces 3 main system files with 95B
> versions, eliminating the worst annoyances of 98/98SE and
> speeding things up).

***   By the time I got to a point where I might want to do that, I was
fed up. As the cleaning lady says: "I don't do windows!" I upgraded to
DR-DOS in 1999 and my only complaint is that I can't get all the software
I'd like for it.

(Re: Windows XP)

Quote:> > ***   The virus issue aside, I think if you spent more time
> > with it, you might achieve the customisation you desire.
> I have posted, researched, etc. Apparently there is no way to
> get rid of the multiple accounts, and the copies of sys files
> all over the place. Nor is there a way to have a normal start up
> menu - you just have to live with what the damn OS creates,
> since checking which of the countless and idiotically redundant
> directories (excuse me, folders X-(  ) a program's settings are
> in is beyond anyone's patience. There are 3rd party utils (like
> FastLauncher) which allow you to NEVER use the idiotic start
> menu AT ALL, but you still have to have it there - it's like
> knowing there's a rabid skunk hiding in your closet.

***   It would be nice for my preferences to never see any Start Menu and
never have to click on anything to launch a program, do file maintenance,
see a picture, etc. Oh wait! I have that *now*!

Quote:> >    On the other hand, I could never customise Windows to do
> >    the one big thing that I wanted: Get rid of the GUI interface.
> I am not sure, but I /think/ I read somewhere you could come
> pretty close... There are quite a few shells available... But I
> could just be dreaming...

***   Shells or not, the slowness and general rigamarole associated with a
GUI operating system just does not cut it for me.

--
         Richard Bonner
http://www.chebucto.ca/~ak621/DOS/

 
 
 

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Post by Richard Bonn » Thu, 03 Nov 2011 21:14:11




> <snip>
> > ***   I use Lynx to do my on-line banking. The version
> > provided by my ISP is https compatible.
> WOW. That's amazing. Did I understand correctly, your ISP
> provides an https version of Lynx? Can you post it somewhere or
> tell me where I can find it?

***   It's available through Chebucto, but only via their Shell Server
service. None of the programs I listed in a recent followup are in my
computer. They are on CCN's server in Halifax and controlled by each
user with a terminal program. I use ProComm Plus. One can use *any*
operating system that has terminal software and a modem. I mean *any*,
too. Use a Commodore 64, if you want.

   That aside, I would think that https Lynx must be on some Lynx
website somewhere. It's 2.8something.

--
         Richard Bonner
http://www.chebucto.ca/~ak621/DOS/

 
 
 

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Post by Richard Bonn » Thu, 03 Nov 2011 21:29:00




> > ***   Fixedsys is not enough. You must use standard ASCII.
> Would that be Terminal?

***   I don't know.

Quote:> But that guy is the only person I have the problem with. And Fixedsys
> /does/ show the square as brackets.

***   Some of the characters you use do not show correctly as I see
them.

Quote:> When a secretary where I worked got a PC in 1984, I was not
> allowed to go near it. Then I took a 6-class course in 1988 where
> I managed to program the machine to draw a circle on the green
> monitor. I will never forget that feeling!

***   Although there was a computer here in 1988, I was late learning
because staff did the computer work for me. It was only during the 1990's
recession when all my staff were laid off that I began to teach myself. I
started in 1993 or 94 to learn DOS and by 1995 or 96, I was proficient to
the point where I was writing my own batch files and creating
macros/shortcuts on any software that had the capability.

   The more shortcuts I created, the more I craved them. I began to
combine keyboard macros with batch and script files, and with utilities to
do amazing things with just one key combo. Once this fully dawned on me,
I realised that point & click could never keep up.

Quote:> I didn't get near a computer again until I got another job, and
> by then we were well into Win 3.

***   I had Win 3.1 until around 1997 when I got a Win 95 machine.
By then, I had discovered that it was much faster to have DOS do the work
than to mouse around in DOS Shell or Windows -- even though I used as many
key shortcuts as Windows would allow. As my frustrations grew with
Windows, I used it less and less until it was dumped late in 1999.

--
         Richard Bonner
http://www.chebucto.ca/~ak621/DOS/

 
 
 

ARC and TYT files, help needed

Post by Richard Bonn » Thu, 03 Nov 2011 21:37:13





> >> ***   I use Lynx to do my on-line banking. The version
> >> provided by my ISP is https compatible.

> > WOW. That's amazing. Did I understand correctly, your ISP
> > provides a https version of Lynx? Can you post it somewhere
> > or tell me where I can find it?
> And are the SSL versions reasonably recent/secure?

***   I don't know. This page might help:

        http://lynx.isc.org/current/index.html

   I should also point out that Chebucto modifies Lynx somewhat for its
purposes.

--
         Richard Bonner
http://www.chebucto.ca/~ak621/DOS/

 
 
 

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Post by thanatoi » Fri, 04 Nov 2011 06:41:39




<snip>

Quote:>    That aside, I would think that https Lynx must be on
>    some Lynx
> website somewhere. It's 2.8something.

My bank is TD/CT. (Yes... the cat's out of the bag...)

OffByOne, a non-JS browser can't work with it. They need JS.
Your bank either has a VERY simple webpage, or there is /more/
to Lynx https.

--
"Well, Steve, I think there's more than one way of looking at
it. I think it's more like we both had this rich neighbor named
Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found
out that you had already stolen it."
        Bill Gates to Steve Jobs, around 1983

 
 
 

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Post by thanatoi » Fri, 04 Nov 2011 06:58:17


"Auric__" <not.my.r...@email.address> wrote in
news:Xns9F8D6E3E2BBF0auricauricauricauric@88.198.244.100:

<snip>

> That sounds like the stated reasons that "warez d00dz" do
> what they do, remove limitations so you can get the full
> version before buying to see if you really want it. (At
> least, that's how it used to be. A glance at a warez group
> just now reveals what looks like 100% viruses.)

Just for run, I thought I'd post 3 .nfo files from some warez I
dl'd to try years ago, and - needless to say - never even
installed to try. I still have them on some CDR's.

This is also thread - relevant because one of them has the BEST
ASCII art I have seen, with Bugs and Elmer. Also, one or two
explain the philosophy behind cracking programs. It's not just
to "try" (some groups NEVER mention "if you like it, buy it")
but I realized reading these that cracking a program is the
ultimate puzzle (well, you know what I mean...)... They do it
for fun - AND to beat other warez groups to it. There have been
(and possibly still are) quite a few feuds going on to prove
one's group is THE best.

These have to be looked at in ASCII DOS. And some parts are
quite funny/amusing. If you have the patience, read everything.
Them darn kids...

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Post by thanatoi » Sun, 06 Nov 2011 02:52:13




Quote:> Hi,

>>>    On the other hand, I could never customise Windows to
>>>    do the one big
>>> thing that I wanted: Get rid of the GUI interface.  )-:

>> I am not sure, but I /think/ I read somewhere you could
>> come pretty close... There are quite a few shells
>> available... But I could just be dreaming...

> I know that you hate modern operating systems and love the
> CLI. At the time of DOS type OSs 4DOS was the way to make
> life a little bit easier, overcoming most of command.com's
> deficiencies. Richard Bonner should know at least a little
> bit about this. :-)

<snip>

Whomever you were actually addressing, we all certainly
appreciate the links. Thanks.

--
There's nothing here to attract existing fans of either bands.
Instead, all [Rhino's compilation] "Total" does is to reinforce
the idea that Joy Division/New Order was a hugely exciting
source of music between 1978 and 1990 and New Order has been a
pitiful shadow of their once-visionary selves ever since.
        John Meagher, The Irish Independent

 
 
 

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Post by Klaus Meinhar » Sun, 06 Nov 2011 20:12:13


Hallo thanatoid,

Quote:> Whomever you were actually addressing, we all certainly
> appreciate the links. Thanks.

Since its mostly Richard and you in this thread...  :-)

I've been a fan of 4DOS from the beginning, following it via BBSs,
then Compuserve, the Usenet and later the Support fora of JP Software.
And of course I followed its later sisters, 4NT, 4OS2 (now free, too),
Take Command, TCMD and TCC/LE. You may have gathered as much from my
website :-)

And I still don't grok why some people insist on working with such an
inferior command Processor like command.com when there's a much better
replacement availoable for free.

--
Best regards,

*  Klaus Meinhard  *
<www.4dos.info>