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    Wolf
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    Keith Hopkins" <susskins@sssssssssgmail.ssssssssscom> wrote in message
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    >> As RRC continues to decline, we seem to be getting less and less of the
    >> news. Unless I missed it, news about this accident was never posted
    >> here.
    >> I only happened upon it when looking at some other news one of these news
    >> sites.
    >>
    >> The initial reports say that it was a bungee jump. Later reports called
    >> it
    >> a free-fall ride. But I'm guessing that it was a SCAD, judging from the
    >> description. I don't think that most bungee jumps have a trap door. And
    >> even if they did, you probably shouldn't hit the ground, even if the lift
    >> wasn't all the way to the top.

    >
    > Yeah, it was a SCAD. The operator up top zoned out and let the girl go
    > before the net was all the way up. It's been a fairly big story up here
    > in Minnesota/Wisconsin. I didn't even think to post it to RRC.
    >
    > --
    > Keith Hopkins


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    Victor Canfield
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    I find it interesting that criminal charges were filed against the ride
    attendant. He clearly screwed up, and he knew it. But, as this is the
    third accident of this sort on a SCAD, the device design appears such
    that operator error can have disastrous consequences. I would have
    expected a redesign after the drop at IAAPA.

    Back to the regularly scheduled meta discussion:

    8 posts from 5 posters, so far, but only a couple discuss the accident
    rather than the state of rrc. There are a several possibilities. Here
    are two, with rather different implications for the health of the newsgroup:

    1. When someone posts an accident report, nobody is interested enough
    in the subject to discuss it.

    2. News reports about accidents are so uninformative that the ensuing
    discussion is generally poorly informed, speculative, and unproductive.

    In any case, the lack of useful discussion can be a disincentive to
    mentioning ride accidents in the first place.

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    Dave Althoff, Jr.
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    Victor Canfield <vac3@psu.edu> wrote:
    : I find it interesting that criminal charges were filed against the ride
    : attendant. He clearly screwed up, and he knew it. But, as this is the
    : third accident of this sort on a SCAD, the device design appears such
    : that operator error can have disastrous consequences. I would have
    : expected a redesign after the drop at IAAPA.
    :
    :
    : Back to the regularly scheduled meta discussion:
    :
    : 8 posts from 5 posters, so far, but only a couple discuss the accident
    : rather than the state of rrc. There are a several possibilities. Here
    : are two, with rather different implications for the health of the newsgroup:
    :
    : 1. When someone posts an accident report, nobody is interested enough
    : in the subject to discuss it.
    :
    : 2. News reports about accidents are so uninformative that the ensuing
    : discussion is generally poorly informed, speculative, and unproductive.
    :
    : In any case, the lack of useful discussion can be a disincentive to
    : mentioning ride accidents in the first place.

    Part of it is that those of us who are inclined to discuss ride safety
    issues (not just accidents) are so innundated with discussion chatter these
    days that it's getting harder and harder to hold a coherent discussion in
    all the appropriate places. I know that I find myself reading r.r-c less
    frequently than other sources because traffic tends to be light. This
    incident happened on July 30, and I read the first r.r-c story about it on
    August 25. For whatever reason, r.r-c isn't serving as the news clearing
    house that it once did, and the sheer number of alternate sources probably
    has a lot to do with that.

    I remember Joe Schwartz giving his rationale for voting against the
    creation of rec.parks-theme essentially because it would have essentially
    the same audience as r.r-c and basically make it harder for anybody to keep
    up with the discussion. Well, rec.parks.theme passed, and it did not have
    that effect; for a while it served as a place for the Disney people to play
    when they weren't talking Disney (which is what it was actually intended to
    do) but it really didn't fragment r.r-c.

    But when four million web discussion boards all went on line, each with an
    independent discussion engine, each with its own community, and each with
    its own discussion base...that really made it hard to keep up with all of
    it.

    It's a shame. How much different would it have been if the webmasters had
    seen fit to build discussion engines that used r.r-c as the back-end
    database instead of fragmenting the community into a zillion different
    little disconnected sub-communities...

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    On Aug 28, 7:19.am, Pathetic BaSSclown <bassistist...@...........m>
    wrote:

    > To me, the degree of difficulty involved in connecting to Usenet has
    > served as an unintentional filter to keep a lot of stupid people out!


    Yet I'm still here! : - )

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    Andrew Brawley
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    >Keith's right. If you're happy with it that's fine. I however find Google to be
    >clumsy. Everything seems delayed, it threads backwardly, and some posts appear to
    >get dropped.


    Oops. backwardly was meant to be awkwardly. (That was awkward.)

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    Surf Dance Chris
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    I used AOL to access RRC since I first found RRC through the ACE site
    (I think) in Fall 1998. Once AOL dropped accessing usenet groups
    (around 2005 I think?), I started using google to access it, which is
    what I still use. Its convenient. In some ways I like it better than
    AOL's, because AOL would not show my "read" posts in a thread, which
    sometimes made it difficult to follow the thread if I had read some of
    the thread in an earlier sitting (which was usually the case of
    course, just by the very nature of newsgroups), and I didn't remember
    all the details from previous posts.I think there was a way to set it
    to load "read" posts, but I was never able to get it to work right for
    me.

    I don't have this problem with google groups of course, but I do have
    2 minor issues with using it...

    1) once a thread gets to be over 25 posts, it divides them into 25
    post pages. This can be quite annoying and tedious to go through when
    a thread gets very long. Google does not provide a list of the pages
    of posts, simply a "Previous" or "Next" link within the thread.

    2) Google does not provide a way to store and input your signature
    when you post (if there is, please let me know!). I usually copy and
    paste my signature from my e-mail (a "new" e-mail that I'll open just
    to access the sig) when I post, or if I post from my phone, I'll
    simply sign my name, without the other stuff (because I'm not typing
    that stuff every time!).

    -"Surf Dance" Chris,
    #1 Back To the Future: The Ride fan (2647 times in Florida, 44 in
    California, 6 in Japan!)
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    Wolf
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    > On Aug 30, 8:21 am, "kirk_ritche.............m"
    > <kirk_ritche.............m> wrote:
    >
    >> Speaking as one of the "newer" regulars on this site...(less than two
    >> years) I connect via Google groups and as a result have been somewhat
    >> confused when some of you discuss needing to finding a different
    >> method for accessing rrc. Honestly, Google groups is easy to go
    >> through and I am unaware of the limitations if there are any at all. I
    >> read daily and post about as much as anybody in here. I find it super
    >> easy and user friendly.

    >
    > After being informed that a THIRD consecutive internet provider would
    > be discontinuing Usenet service a few years back, I switched to Google
    > permanently. It's OK but I miss Forte Agent. :-(
    >
    > The other bummer is that I would probably in the Top Ten posters all
    > time but I've had so many different accounts... :-)


    Been using giganews since 2003. Couldn't be happier.

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    Andrew Brawley
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    Does anyone know of a good condiment for whale blubber or should I just go with a
    nice morn ay sauce?

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    On Sep 4, 10:12.am, Andrew Brawley <dj_d...@coasterboys.com> wrote:

    > Does anyone know of a good condiment for whale blubber or should I just go with a
    > nice morn ay sauce?


    What about tartar sauce?

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    Andrew Brawley
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    On Sat, 4 Sep 2010 13:49:39 -0700 (PDT), mamoosh <msullivan@ntmllc.com> wrote:

    >On Sep 4, 10:12.am, Andrew Brawley <dj_d...@coasterboys.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Does anyone know of a good condiment for whale blubber or should I just go with a
    >> nice morn ay sauce?

    >
    >What about tartar sauce?


    With a mammal? Are you mad?

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