The Milwaukee Area T.I. User Group presents 
The World Wide 99ers Newsletter

********* March 2004**********

HAPPY St. Patrick's Day

.. and the end of another Wisconsin Winter B-)
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Index:

(00) March IQ Test
(01) Pithy One-liners
(02) Match the TV Nicknames
(03) THIRTY YEARS AGO
(04) TI-99/4A - The Moose is Loose (Hall of Fame)
(05) Dieting
(06) TI-99/4A - S&T BBS Software & MDOS DSR
(07) BLUENECKS
(08) TI-99/4A - OLUG Database of Messages
(09) English Nouns, Male or Female
(10) TI-99/4A - Jim Peterson Achievement Awards Ballot
(11) Cruise Ship Questions
(12) Things Our Mothers Taught Us
(13) TI-99/4A - Rare Photos Of TI Lubbock Production (Mid Eighties)
(14) DEFUNITIONS
(15) TI-99/4A - MESS 0.79 Addons Pack
(16) INVESTMENT TIPS
(17) Answers to the March IQ Test
(18) Match the TV Nicknames Answers

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(00) March IQ Test:

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1. HAND is to Glove as HEAD is to
a. Hair
b. Hat
c. Neck
d. Earring
e. Hairpin

2. John likes 400 but not 300; he likes 100 but not 99; he likes 2500 but not 2400. Which does he like?
a. 900
b. 1000
c. 1100
d. 1200

3. A fallacious argument is:
a. Disturbing
b. Valid
c. False
d. Necessary

4. If you rearrange the letters "ANLDEGN," you would have the name of:
a. an Ocean
b. a Country
c. a State
d. a City
e. an Animal

5. NASA received three messages in a strange language from a distant planet.
The scientists studied the messages and found that "Necor Buldon Slock" means "Danger Rocket Explosion",
"Edwan Mynor Necor" means "Danger Spaceship Fire"
and "Buldon Gimilzor Gondor" means "Bad Gas Explosion".
What does "Slock" mean?
a. Danger
b. Explosion
c. Nothing
d. Rocket
e. Gas

6. If some Wicks are Slicks, and some Slicks are Snicks, then some Wicks are definitely Snicks.
The statement is:
a. True
b. False
c. Neither

7. Ann is taller than Jill, and Kelly is shorter than Ann.
Which of the following statements would be most accurate?
a. Kelly is taller than Jill
b. Kelly is shorter than Jill
c. Kelly is as tall as Jill
d. It's impossible to tell

Answers at the end (Menu 17)

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pvp


(01) Pithy One-liners

I am single, successful, bed lot's of women, and I can't seem
to get unhappy, so I guess I'll never write a hit country song.

It is morally wrong to allow suckers to keep their money.

There are three kinds of people, those who can count and those who can't.

Save a little money each month and at the end of the year, you'll be
surprised at how little you have.

The secret of financial success is to spend what you have left after
saving instead of saving what you have left after spending.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything
is last year.

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.

Had there been a computer a hundred years ago, it would probably have
predicted that by now there would be so many horse-drawn vehicles it
would be impossible to clean up all the manure.

It's taken all of my life to understand that it is not necessary to
understand everything.The race is not always to the swift nor the battle
to the strong, but that's the way you should bet.

Where there's smoke, there's panic.

When it's not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a
decision.

The consumer is not a moron, she's your wife.

Instead of crying over spilt milk, go milk another cow.

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

He did nothing in particular and he did it very well.

Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving
cabs and cutting hair.

If you keep your mind sufficiently open people will throw a lot of rbbish
into it.

Don't you know each cloud contains pennies from heaven.

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anyone else's.

If you want something done right get someone else to do it.

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(02) Match the TV Nicknames


01) The Fonz a) Loretta Switt (M*A*S*H)
02) Meathead b) DeForest Kelley (Star Trek)
03) Radar c) Henry Winkler (Happy Days)
04) Opie d) Rob Reiner (All in the Family)
05) Weezy e) David L. Lander (Laverne & Shirley)
06) Wojo f) Gary Burghoff (M*A*S*H)
07) Hot Lips g) Isabel Sanford (The Jeffersons)
08) Bones h) George Lindsey (The Andy Griffith Show)
09) Danno i) Max Gail (Barney Miller)
10) Squiggy j) Ron Howard (The Andy Griffith Show)
11) Goober k) James MacArthur (Hawaii Five-O)

answers at end (Menu 18)

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(03) THIRTY YEARS AGO

THIRTY YEARS AGO: Tenth grader is caught cheating on a pop quiz.

TODAY: Tenth grader is caught cheating on his common-law wife.

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THIRTY YEARS AGO: Nurse treats the fifth grade's first case of whooping cough.

TODAY: Nurse treats the fifth grade's first case of morning sickness.

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THIRTY YEARS AGO: The class clown is caught reading Playboy.

TODAY: The art teacher is caught posing for Playboy.

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THIRTY YEARS AGO: Teacher receives an apple from an anonymous student and shows it to her fellow teachers.

TODAY: Teacher receives a package from an anonymous student and shows it to the bomb squad.

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(04) TI-99/4A - The Moose is Loose - Hall of Fame


Whether the moose is loose or the cat is out of the bag, the news is that
there will soon be an exciting new resource for the TIer community. A
group of us is working to organize The TI-99ers Hall of Fame (TI99HOF)
which we hope to formally launch within a few months. Inductees to this
Hall of Fame will be recognized on a web site at www.ti99hof.org.
If you now visit this site you will see that we are hard at work working
out the logistics.

The future success of this TI99HOF will depend on the goodwill of many
volunteers from the TIer community both past and present. We are
attempting to organize this TI99HOF so that the work involved by any one
volunteer will not be onerous and will have a fixed term of service.

The work which we expect will be supplied by volunteers will be in the
following areas:

- We will be looking for volunteers to nominate deserving individuals or
organizations. Although we are NOT yet in a position to accept nominations,
all nominations submitted will have to be accompanied with a preliminary
biography about the nominee. Details about specific requirements will be
provided when the site is launched. Start thinking about possible
nominees, discuss them with your friends and start collecting information
to be included in a preliminary biography. The organizing committee
expects to have 6 or 7 inductees named when the site is launched.

- We will be looking for volunteers to serve on a Board of Governors. The
main duty of this Board will be to review submitted nominations and to vote
for induction to the TI99HOF. We are asking that preliminary biographies
accompany nominations submitted because it would not be possible for the
members of the Board to prepare biographies for all nominations submitted.
We expect that members of this Board will be rotated on a 2 or 3 year cycle.
Everyone will have an opportunity to help and the time involvement should
not be onerous. If you would like to serve on a Board of Governors send me
a private e-mail message and I will submit your name when the TI99HOF is
formally launched.

- We need volunteers to spread the news. Tell your friends, especially
those who are no longer active TIers and may not be members of this OLUG,
about this exciting new project.

There are many TIers and TI related organizations around the world who
over the years have made significant contributions to the enjoyment of this
"classic" home computer. We must recognize and remember these contributions.

I plan to keep you informed as the organizing committee continues its work
and we approach a launch date.

PS - In case you are wondering about the reference to the Moose. In Saint
John, New Brunswick there is a regional brewery by the name of Moosehead
Breweries which a number of years ago launched a very successful marketing
effort to introduce its beer to the US by using the slogan "The Moose is
Loose". BTW I am not associated with the brewery but I do enjoy their beer
once in a while.

Jacques Groslouis
1747 Riverbank Drive
Bathurst NB E2A 4L1
Canada

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Update on TI99HOF

In a message back on February 8th I estimated that we would formally
launch the TI99'ers Hall of Fame within a few months. We have made such good
progress that we are now looking at weeks rather than months.

Our remaining steps are; next week we will post on our website,
www.ti99hof.org, our "Governance Rules and Regulations" which
describes how the TI99HOF will operate and shortly thereafter we will also
post the "Procedures for Nominating a Candidate". This will then be
followed by an announcement of our initial inductees to the TI99HOF and the
organizing phase of the TI99HOF will be completed and the "Under
Construction" sign will come down.

Late next week you can begin sending in your nominations for future
induction to the TI99HOF. Pick the name of a deserving TIer individual or
organization, read our, soon to be posted, "Procedures for Nominating a
Candidate" and start the process. The success of the TI99HOF depends on
your active involvement in this nominating process. We are unsure whether to
expect just a trickle or a flood. Surprise us.

We are also looking for additional volunteers to serve on the Board of
Governors. When the Board is asked to vote on the suitability of submitted
candidates it is very important that the members of the Board come from as
broad a background as possible, which can only be assured by increasing
our numbers. In case you are concerned that volunteering to be a Board
member will involve a large time commitment, let me assure you that those
jobs are already spoken for. Sorry, your job will be limited to reading
submitted biographies about the nominees and then to periodically cast
your vote. If you are interested in helping out please send me a short
email message.

We would particularily like some volunteers from other than North America
as we want this TI99HOF to become international in scope. We are willing to
post descriptions of the accomplishments of inductees in other than English
provided that someone helps us with the translations.

Finally I would like to thank everyone who has already visited our website
and to ask you to continue telling your friends especially any former
TIers that you know. The number of hits to the website is rising which
means that there is an interest in honouring those members of the TIer
community who have made significant and continuing contributions to the
enjoyment of our favourite Home Computer.

Hopefully my next update message will be to announce the formal launch of
the TI99HOF.

Chair of TI99HOF Board of Governors

Jacques Groslouis
1747 Riverbank Drive
Bathurst NB E2A 4L1
Canada

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Hall of Fame link

As the TI99'ers Hall of Fame website is now up and running, it would be
greatly appreciated if those who have websites would include a link to the
HOF. That address is http://www.ti99hof.org. *************************** * Tom Wills, Webmaster * TI-99/4A Hall of Fame * http://www.ti99hof.org
* twills@ti99hof.org
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(05) Dieting

For those of you who watch what you eat...Here's the final word
on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after
all those conflicting medical studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart
attacks than the British or Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart
attacks than the British or Americans.

3. The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart
attacks than the British or Americans.

4. The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and also
suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and
fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or
Americans.

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is
apparently what kills you.

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(06) TI-99/4A - S&T BBS software & MDOS DSR

I decided to spend some time updating software today, as I needed to
prepare another copy of some disks that were lost in the mail. The S&T BBS
software hasn't had a check-up since 1997 so I went through most of the
files and updated them. Some of the documentation was a bit outdated, so I
took care of it, too. Then the fun began... I discovered that the code I
use on the Geneve to bank in the master DSR for disk operations does not
work properly with the HFDC DSK1 emulation or the Horizon RAMdisk.

I can only surmise at this point that since the MDOS DSR routines are
mapped differently for DSK devices versus hard drive devices that the DSR
gets lost with all the banking between GPL and native mode. (I trick the
system into getting around the level 2 problems with MDOS - the BBS runs
from XB).

I'm not sure if this ties into the MDOS SCSI DSR problem documented in the
latest release notes. All I can say is I wasn't expecting a day of
"debugging" - I'm just glad it wasn't the BBS itself.

Finally, I updated the BBS listing with Richard's and Harold's BBS info.
I also added this list server AND the WHT site to the document. If there are
any other dial-up BBS's or important sites I can/should add, please send me
a note.

Tim Tesch "InsaneMultitasker" - insane_m@hotmail.com

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(07) BLUENECKS.....{Not found in our '55 text books)

Blue Necks are Northerners --- the opposite of Rednecks
Because of Redneck jokes, here are some takes on how Southern
folks look at Northerners (or how Northerners sometimes think
of themselves;

YOU JUST MIGHT BE A BLUE NECK IF...
... Instead of referring to two or more people as "y'all," you call
them "you guys," even if both of them are women.

...You think barbecue is a verb meaning "to cook outside."

...You think Heinz Ketchup is really SPICY.

...You would never stop to buy something somebody was cooking on
the side of the road. (e.g., boiled peanuts) ..

..You don't have any problems pronouncing "Worcestershire sauce"
correctly.

...For breakfast, you would prefer potatoes-au-gratin to grits.

...You don't know what a moon pie is.

...You've never had an RC Cola.

...You've never, ever eaten okra -- fried, boiled, or pickled.

...You eat fried chicken with a knife and fork.

...You've never seen a live chicken, and the only cows you've seen
are on road trips.

...You have no idea what a polecat is.

...You don't see anything wrong with putting a sweater on your dog.

...You don't have bangs.

...You would rather vacation at Martha's Vineyard than at Six Flags.

...You would rather have your son become a lawyer than grow up to
get his own TV fishing show.

....You drink either "Pop" or "Soda"- instead of "Cokes."

....You've never eaten and don't know how to make a tomato sandwich.

...You have never planned your summer vacation around a
gun-'n-knife show.

...You think more money should go to important scientific research
at your university than to pay the salary of the head football coach

...You don't even have one can of WD-40 somewhere around the house.

....The last time you smiled was when you blocked someone from
getting on an on-ramp to the highway.

...You don't have any hats in your closet that advertise feed
stores.

...You have more than one professional sports team in your home
state.

...The farthest south you've ever been is the perfume counter at
Neiman Marcus.

...You call binoculars opera glasses.

...You can't spit out the car window without pulling over to the
side of the road and stopping.

...You don't know anyone with at least two first names (i.e., Joe
Bob, Faye Ellen, Billy Ray, Mary Jo, Bubba Dean, Joe Dan, Mary Alice)

...You don't know any women with male names (i.e., Tommie, Bobbie,
Johnnie, Jimmie)

...You don't have Maw-maw's & Paw-paw's.

...You've never been to a craft show.

....You get freaked out when people on the subway talk to you.

... None of your fur coats are homemade.

....You have no idea who the Allisons or Pettys are.

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(08) TI-99/4A - OLUG Database of Messages

I'm uploading to whtech under a new directory called OLUG all
messages from 1 through 28059 that was captured and then exported
with PG Offline.

The Access file (~135 MB) has been zipped to 20 MB's.

Due to the file size, it would be impractical for any TI or MDOS
application to create a database of the messages.

Happy reading..............

Beery_Asst@msn.com

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(09) English Nouns, Male or Female

From the Washington Post Style Invitational in which it was
postulated that English has male and female nouns, and readers
were asked to assign a gender to nouns of their choice, and
explain their reason.

The best submissions:

Detective Novel -- Female, because you're not
supposed to peek at its end the minute you
pick it up.

Swiss Army Knife -- Male, because even though
it appears useful for a wide variety of work,
it spends most of its time just opening bottles.

Kidneys -- Female, because they always go to the
bathroom in pairs.

Penlight -- Male, because it can be turned on
very easily, but isn't very bright.

Hammer -- Male, because it hasn't evolved much
over the last 5,000 years, but it's handy to
have around and is good for killing spiders.

Tire -- Male, because it goes bald and often is
over-inflated.

Hot air balloon -- Male, because to get it to
go anywhere you have to light a fire under it.
And, of course, there's the hot air part.

Web page -- Female, because it is always getting
hit on.

Web page -- Male, because you have to wait for
it to reload.

Shoe -- Male, because it is usually unpolished,
with its tongue hanging out.

Copier -- Female, because once turned off, it
takes a while to warm up. Because it is an
effective reproductive device when the right
buttons are pushed. Because it can wreak havoc
when the wrong buttons are pushed.

Magic 8 Ball -- Male, because it gives
monosyllabic answers that usually indicate it
did not pay attention to your question.

Ziploc bags -- Male, because they hold everything
in, but you can always see right through them.

Sponges -- Female, because they are soft and
squeezable and retain water.

Critic -- Female, What, this needs to be explained?

Subway -- Male, because it uses the same old
lines to pick up people.

Hourglass -- Female, because over time, the weight
shifts to the bottom.

Cars -- Female, most of the time they're ok, but
if you mistreat them or don't service them
often enough, they soon break down and/or
turn into a wreck.

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(10) TI-99/4A - Jim Peterson Achievement Award Nominations (Class of 2004)

This is a call for VOTES for Class of 2004 Jim Peterson Achievement Award.
(Vote for only ONE nominee.)

All votes must be addressed PRIVATELY to Glenn Bernasek.

NOMINEE ACHIEVEMENT(S)
TI-99/4A Community Service: (Vote for only ONE.)

Richard Bell Valuable repair service for the TI community.
Cory Burr "Win994a" (A TI-99/4A Simulator.)
Berry Harmsen Bringing the latest European software the USA.
Raphael Nabet "M.E.S.S." (TI-99/4A Emulator.)
Don O'Neil Providing ftp.whtech.com site.
Hal Shanafield Organizing and administering many Chicago Faires.
Tom Wills Providing and managing OLUG for the TI community.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR THE 2004 BALLOT:
Since there is only one candidate nominated in the TI-99/4A Software, TI-99/4A Hardware
and Myarc "Geneve" 9640 categories, there is no call for votes for these categories.
Therefore, by the tacit approval of the TI-99/4A community, the Jim Peterson Achievement
Awards for TI-99/4A Software, TI-99/4A Hardware and Myarc "Geneve" 9640 will be awarded
to the unopposed nominee in each of these award categories.

VOTING NOTES:

A. All votes MUST be submitted PRIVATELY to:
Glenn Bernasek
Secretary - TI-Chips
13246 Harper Road
Strongsville, Ohio 44149-3942
USA
- or -
E-mail directly to: GBBasics@aol.com

B. Voting will conclude midnight, (USA, Eastern Daylight time) April 30, 2004.

Nominations for the Jim Peterson Achievement Awards are closed. (Except where noted.)
This is a call for EDITING Jim Peterson Achievement Award nominations.

NOTE 1: While anyone may recommend changes to the nominee list, only nominators or
nominees can authorize changes to their respective nomination(s).
All recommendations and/or observations must be addressed PRIVATELY to Glenn Bernasek.
This will NOT be an open forum for the public discussion of the
Jim Peterson Achievement Award nominations.

NOTE 2: Since emulators and simulators are not written to operate in the computer
systems they emulate or simulate, they are classified as "Community Service" achievement
nominations for their respective system emulation/simulation.

TI-99/4A Software:
Wolfgang Bertsch For writing CD-COMMANDER.
(Additional nominations will be accepted.)

TI-99/4A Hardware:
Thierry Nouspikel Designing the USB board for the TI-99/4A
(Additional nominations will be accepted.)

Myarc "Geneve" 9640:
Community Service:
Raphael Nabet "M.E.S.S." (Myarc "Geneve" 9640 Emulator.)
(Additional Nominations will be accepted.)

SPECIAL NOTES:
This is a one month editing period, during December, 2003, in which corrections and/or
deletions to the posted list of nominees may be authorized ONLY by the nominators and/or
nominees in their respective nominations.

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(11) Cruise Ship Questions

Top Ten List of Silliest Questions asked on a Cruise Ship
by Paul Grayson, Cruise Director for the Royal Caribbean Cruise
Line's Sovereign of the Seas Cruise Ship


10. Do these steps go up or down?

9. What do you do with the beautiful ice carvings after they melt?

8. Which elevator do I take to get to the front of the ship?

7. Does the crew sleep on the ship?

6. Is this island completely surrounded by water?

5. Does the ship make its own electricity?

4. Is it salt water in the toilets?

3. What elevation are we at?

2. There's a photographer on board who takes photos and displays
them the next day... the question asked...If the pictures aren't
marked, how will I know which ones are mine?

1. What time is the Midnight Buffet being served?

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(12) Things Our Mothers Taught Us

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just
finished cleaning."

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the
middle of next week!"

4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
"Because I said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not
coming to 'toys r us' with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an
accident."

7. My mother taught me IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't
exaggerate!"

13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
"Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who
don't have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home"

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You are going to get it when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, the wind will change and
you will stay like that."

19. My mother taught me ESP.
"Put a feckin jumper on; don't you think I know when you are
cold?"

20. My mother taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to
me."

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?
"

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

25. And my favorite: my mother taught me about JUSTICE.
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like
you!"

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(13) TI-99/4A - Rare Photos Of TI Lubbock Production (Mid Eighties)


Hello Everyone.

Just dropped in to say hello. I used to work at TI Lubbock during
the TI-99/4A days. I won't be able to answer any technical
questions, since I did not have an interest in the TI-99/4A as a
hobby outside of work.

I would like to contribute some rare photo though - see link below.

A few reflections though. At the height of the 994A production, we
were using at least three of the large manufacturing rooms, referred
to as modules. Production was going on in module D, E, and B. There
would typically be 2-3 lines in each module, running all three
shifts. We could make thousands/day. Sometime in 84, there was only
one line left - on one shift, before the last one rolled down the
line. That last line switched over to calculators.

Unfortunately, cameras were not allowed in the production area by
employees, and I never saw anyone take photos during the 994A days.
If such photos exist, they would have to be professional photos taken
for promotional literature. The "no camera" rule loosened up a bit
after the end of the 994A. I received permission to take some photos
for our internal newsletter. So, a few never-seen-before photos have
survived of the production area - taken within a couple of years
after the 994A. When we stopped building the 994A, we replaced it
with calculators, and an entire line of TI educational products like
the Speak & Spell, Little Professor, Speak & Read, etc. When I left
TI in the early 90s, it had become "custom manufacturing" - meaning
we built things for other companies. For example - one of the things
we built there was a anti-bark dog collar. It emitted a high pitched
screech whenever the dog barked - which eventually trained it NOT to
bark.

Shannon - shannonwaxwell@yahoo.com

www.cotse.net/users/redirect

I will leave these up for a few weeks.

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(14) DEFUNITIONS

Baloney: Where some hemlines fall

Burglarize: What a thief sees you with.

Left Bank: What the robber did after his bag was full of cash.

Primate: What you have to do to get your husband away from TV.

Misty: What Tiger Woods never does.

Subdued: Like a guy who works on one of those submarines, man.

Eclipse: What an English barber does for a living.

Eye Dropper: A clumsy ophthalmologist.

Rubberneck: What you do to relax your wife.

Heroes: What a guy in a boat does.

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(15) TI-99/4A - MESS 0.79 Addons Pack

I am posting to whtech in the mess directory the following file:
Mess079-AddonsPack.zip (~ 22 MB's zipped)

This zip contains 60+ MB's of files on a 128 mb booting HD image
including things like the following:

Modules
Games
Multiple programming tools

Applications including:

My-Word
MDM5
PSystem
GPL
Bible
Peter Muy's Editor
C99
Forth
c99
PORT

Source code including:

MyWord
MDM5
MDOS
MyTerm
GPL
ABasic
Directory Manger
Peter Muy's Editor
GEME

and lots and lots of other items too numerous to mention.

This file is an "addon" for after a user downloads and installs MESS
V0.79 or higher.
There is also an 8 page word file detailing setting up, etc.

If you have any question feel free to ask.

Beery - Beery_Asst@msn.com

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(16) INVESTMENT TIPS

Investment tips for 2004.... for all of you with any money left In the wake of the Exxon/Mobile deal and the AOL/Time Warner implode, be aware of the next expected mergers so that you can get in on the ground floor and make some BIG bucks. Watch for these consolidations in 2004.

1. Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and W. R.Grace Co. will merge and become: Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace.

2. Polygram Records, Warner Bros., and Zesta Crackers join forces and become Poly, Warner Cracker.

3. 3M will merge with Goodyear and issue forth as: MMMGood.

4. Zippo Manufacturing, Audi Motors, Dofasco, and Dakota Mining will merge and become: ZipAudiDoDa.

5. FedEx is expected to join its major competitor, UPS, and become: FedUP.

6. Fairchild Electronics and Honeywell Computers will become: Fairwell Honeychild.

7. Grey Poupon and Docker Pants are expected to become: Poupon Pants.

8. Knotts Berry Farm and the National Organization of Women will become Knott NOW!

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(17) March IQ Test Answers:

1. b
2. a
3. c
4. b
5. d
6. c
7. d

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(18) Match the TV Nicknames:

01-c
02-d
03-f
04-j
05-g
06-i
07-a
08-b
09-k
10-e
11-h

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