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Chit Chat / Re: Stress relief
Last post by Steeley -
Oh yea, and if you shoot a couple hunnert miles west-south-ish to Chattanooga and get up on top of Lookout Mt, just over the Georgia line, I think you can look back and see Pond Mt.  in fact there's a spot where you can see 7 states.: Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and Alabama. You gotta move about 10  ft. to the left of that to see Pond, tucked in between a couple big mountains about 1/2 way between Chattanooga and there...I think that's "Dolly World" at Pigeon Ford..  :laugh:
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Chit Chat / Re: Stress relief
Last post by badmonkey -
Quote from: Steeley –
Quote from: badmonkey –
Quote from: Spuds – Can't tell for sure, Great Smoky Mountains ?

I can see those looking to the east  :smiley:
Close! The view is from Pond Mtn NC. That's almost as far NW as one can go in NC. That said, here's absolutely as far as one can go in NC. Literally.

Yep, we slipped off 81 at Wytheville and dropped down to Lenoir, Blowing Rock, Morgantown, Asheville , on our way over to Gatlinburg. Pretty country all through there.. Looked all over for ya but you hadn't arrived yet..  :undecided:
You were close! Really, really close! 
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Feature Discussion / Re: What to do about ... CAPTCHA
Last post by Spuds -
Never heard of it before.

Appears to be a pay for service, which means they are part of the deep state that actually creates the spam, they don't want to stop it, they want moar :P

A quick look ... It appears to send the full post to the service to be checked.  So it would have to be some form of checks in place for the ip, email, password, name, other?  Honestly  I'm a tad leery of sending a users data to another site.
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Chit Chat / Re: Stress relief
Last post by Steeley -
Quote from: badmonkey –
Quote from: Spuds – Can't tell for sure, Great Smoky Mountains ?

I can see those looking to the east  :smiley:
Close! The view is from Pond Mtn NC. That's almost as far NW as one can go in NC. That said, here's absolutely as far as one can go in NC. Literally.

Yep, we slipped off 81 at Wytheville and dropped down to Lenoir, Blowing Rock, Morgantown, Asheville , on our way over to Gatlinburg. Pretty country all through there.. Looked all over for ya but you hadn't arrived yet..   :undecided:
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Feature Discussion / Re: What to do about ... CAPTCHA
Last post by Steeley -
Quote from: Spuds –
I bet if I look around I can find an old copy of RBBS, back when it was CP/M, but really never used it.


RBBS would have been DOS, I think I have its CP/m precursor still, but it's on a double-side single density 5 1/4 floppy for CP/m and while I still have a CP/m box (Xerox 820), the dual-drives no longer work so I can't be sure what's on what any more. (FWIW, I turned my IBM PC Jr into a planter, but my ZDS XT still works, with a Hayes 9600 Smartmodem 10 MB hard drive running DOS Wildcat BBS - that was wizbang stuff there boy.... but now there's just nothing to dial into any more..  :cry:  )

And now captcha support goes away? Gosh, whatever does the future hold for us now?   :nerd:
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Feature Discussion / Re: What to do about ... CAPTCHA
Last post by Spuds -
Ah the old acoustic coupler, in all its 110 baud glory !  Surpassed by the Hayes 300 and the ultimate daddy 1200 :P  And who can forget the fun of trying to get to computers to transfer a binary file via xmodem

I bet if I look around I can find an old copy of RBBS, back when it was CP/M, but really never used it.

Oh and to somewhat close out the captcha thing,  for 2.x its all been replaced with the 3rd party ones I outlined in a previous post (re/h/key captcha).  Allowed removing a bundh of files and fonts.  Need to check they work fine in the contact  / search and any other areas, but they should be fine.

For 1.1.9 (yes there will be one) I was kind of required to update it so it worked with 8.1.  In doing that I replaced a couple of the TTF fonts as they were not the best choice for scaling and rotating (they were difficult to read to begin with).  Anyway it seems better behaved now, although just bot candy.