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What's this Jass thing?

And is it kinkier than petanque?

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Throughout the history of the EF people have been harking back to some supposed golden age when everything was perfect and people could still bitch about how much better things had been before that.
EF runs on BBCode. Something in fashion around year 2000. Did EF existed before in Usenet or something like that?

Anyway, that doesn't stop people from talking about 30 years before in Switzerland and how nice it was. I guess they invented the internet in their basements.

PS. I remember that before bulletin boards I used mailing lists, like the ones implement in yahoo. Did EF existed as mailing list?

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What's this Jass thing?

And is it kinkier than petanque?

I wish, but sadly no. It's an ace-ten card game played with a Swiss variation of the traditional French deck (A, 2-10, J, Q, K) in which you must collect points through winning rounds and scoring with the round. The suits are roses, acorns, shields and bells, and the jack, queen and king are replaced by an Ober, Under and Banner. Same concept, different illustrations and names.
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Old 30.08.2021, 13:42
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I wish, but sadly no. It's an ace-ten card game played with a Swiss variation of the traditional French deck (A, 2-10, J, Q, K) in which you must collect points through winning rounds and scoring with the round. The suits are roses, acorns, shields and bells, and the jack, queen and king are replaced by an Ober, Under and Banner. Same concept, different illustrations and names.
I seeeee. It really isn't big here so I was wondering. Petangue is.
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EF runs on BBCode. Something in fashion around year 2000. Did EF existed before in Usenet or something like that?

Anyway, that doesn't stop people from talking about 30 years before in Switzerland and how nice it was. I guess they invented the internet in their basements.

PS. I remember that before bulletin boards I used mailing lists, like the ones implement in yahoo. Did EF existed as mailing list?
I don't think the EF had any predecessor of that type. But some of the people on EF knew one another before there was an EF so there is always a before the before in some shape of form.
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EF runs on BBCode. Something in fashion around year 2000. Did EF existed before in Usenet or something like that?

Anyway, that doesn't stop people from talking about 30 years before in Switzerland and how nice it was. I guess they invented the internet in their basements.

PS. I remember that before bulletin boards I used mailing lists, like the ones implement in yahoo. Did EF existed as mailing list?
We wrote eachother letters. By snailmail. And had pinboards at Coop and Migros (that's when the "what's better fighting" began).

Oh them good ol' days when you couldn't decipher half of the hand-writings and therefore didn't notice the typos and erroneous syntax.
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Old 30.08.2021, 13:52
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We wrote eachother letters. By snailmail. And had pinboards at Coop and Migros (that's when the "what's better fighting" began).

Oh them good ol' days when you couldn't decipher half of the hand-writings and therefore didn't notice the typos and erroneous syntax.
Or else you went down to the pub and asked about brown sugar or argued about whether or not Augustus was going to be a good emperor.
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Old 30.08.2021, 13:54
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Or else you went down to the pub and asked about brown sugar or argued about whether or not Augustus was going to be a good emperor.
YES!
Awwww, those were the days!
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We wrote eachother letters. By snailmail. And had pinboards at Coop and Migros (that's when the "what's better fighting" began).

Oh them good ol' days when you couldn't decipher half of the hand-writings and therefore didn't notice the typos and erroneous syntax.
Same here, letters. I still send a ton of poscards, don't like La Poste steadily reducing the number of employees and post offices.

I had a mailing list, too, and since it was quite private and span across a few continents - it was hilarious. Time zones, etc. A bunch of musicians/tech/randomly added friends, cca 50 people. I liked the feature of a public post where you automatically select "reply all" or only the sender, it was quite fun, since stuff got shared later on anyways. Threads meandered away from folks and then came back to the entire group, it was like people at a party walking away and coming back with entirely different ideas.

I don't want to be too boomerish and say it was better, actually it wasn't better. I like the reach BBs have. We are a cozy size but inclusive and democratically open to anyone on the webz. I think online communities if they can resist too much censorship really improve with time, grow away from teething troubles. Maybe I am too optimistic, but teachers usually are.
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Or else you went down to the pub and asked about brown sugar
The answer you get might depend on the pub though...

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I don't want to be too boomerish and say it was better, actually it wasn't better. I like the reach BBs have. We are a cozy size but inclusive and democratically open to anyone on the webz. I think online communities if they can resist too much censorship really improve with time, grow away from teething troubles. Maybe I am too optimistic, but teachers usually are.
Hey, technically I'm a millenial and I was there when Bulletin Boards arised. At the time, boomers only complained about the phone line being occupied by the internet hahaha
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Hey, technically I'm a millenial and I was there when Bulletin Boards arised. At the time, boomers only complained about the phone line being occupied by the internet hahaha
You were lucky to have a phone line.

We used to bitch about not being able to see the smoke signals because of the smog.
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Hey, technically I'm a millenial and I was there when Bulletin Boards arised. At the time, boomers only complained about the phone line being occupied by the internet hahaha
I solved that by having an ISDN Swisscom phoneline.
Now how fancy was that.
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You were lucky to have a phone line.

We used to bitch about not being able to see the smoke signals because of the smog.
But hey, you had smog. What a youngster you are.
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You guys were lucky with internet. We only had tapped phone lines, no webz for a long time. But I got really good at Atari games. And we built printers out of this:

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Hey, technically I'm a millenial and I was there when Bulletin Boards arised. At the time, boomers only complained about the phone line being occupied by the internet hahaha
I really don't miss the dialing tone. Sometimes it's in my dreams. I wonder if I set it as a cell ring, maybe I'll start liking it.
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I really don't miss the dialing tone. Sometimes it's in my dreams. I wonder if I set it as a cell ring, maybe I'll start liking it.
Do you mean the actual dialing tone, or the harsh crackle of modem traffic?

I actually found the dialing tone to be reassuring. It showed that at least something was working, even if nothing else was, as was often the case.

It showed that you were at least physically still connected to the telephone network, so most likely any other problem you had was a software problem, and with enough perseverance and logic you could typically get to the bottom of that.
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Do you mean the actual dialing tone, or the harsh crackle of modem traffic?

I actually found the dialing tone to be reassuring. It showed that at least something was working, even if nothing else was, as was often the case.

It showed that you were at least physically still connected to the telephone network, so most likely any other problem you had was a software problem, and with enough perseverance and logic you could typically get to the bottom of that.
Yes. I think it was the time it took to connect that annoyed.
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Do you mean the actual dialing tone, or the harsh crackle of modem traffic?

I actually found the dialing tone to be reassuring. It showed that at least something was working, even if nothing else was, as was often the case.

It showed that you were at least physically still connected to the telephone network, so most likely any other problem you had was a software problem, and with enough perseverance and logic you could typically get to the bottom of that.
Wanna reminisce?



Gee, that makes me giggle. I only remembered the dialling tone but not the awful noise that followed.
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