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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: TC-RTC Challenges and Forum news
Date: 4 Dec 2016 08:28:21
Message: <5843d3a5$1@news.povray.org>
With just 13 days to go at http://www.tc-rtc.co.uk/index/index.html for 
the last two Challenges of the year, let me remind you that there is 
still time to participate :-)


As you all probably know by now, the TC-RTC forum has been down for 
several months and, at this stage, is not expected to come back online 
in the future.

Normand Briere (aka DrNo) has taken the initiative to create a new forum 
dedicated to the TC-RTC, in the same way as the supposedly defunct forum 
was operating.

While the new forum may still have some minor beta testing to do, it is 
fully functional and we kindly invite you all if you are so inclined to 
visit the (temporary) link: 
http://dev.noware.ca/index.php/en-us/forums/tc-rtc  and (maybe?) sign up 
to the new forum.

-- 
Thomas


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From: Sherry K  Shaw
Subject: Re: TC-RTC Challenges and Forum news
Date: 16 Dec 2016 07:09:26
Message: <58539326$1@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot wrote:

> While the new forum may still have some minor beta testing to do, it is
> fully functional and we kindly invite you all if you are so inclined to
> visit the (temporary) link:
> http://dev.noware.ca/index.php/en-us/forums/tc-rtc  and (maybe?) sign up
> to the new forum.
>

There seem to be a few difficulties.

Gurgle Chrome utterly refused to load the page.  (Admittedly, I have an 
ancient PC and a paleolithic ISP, so perhaps that's the source of the 
problem.  It often is.)

Seamonkey (my personal no-bells-and-whistles choice for these 
newsgroups) loaded the page without difficulty, and I was able to reach 
the "sign up" page.  "Terms and conditions," however, was problematic. 
That link sent me to a very briefly visible page in French (I think; 
doubtful that I could have read much of it in English or Klingon either 
for that matter), followed by an immediate redirect to a page that 
didn't seem to have anything to do with Terms and Conditions.  Well, 
call me paranoid (we are, after all, living in the Last Days*), but I 
found that troubling and just backed out.

Well, maybe it's just me, but at least I tried.

--Sherry Shaw

* (1) The Cubs won the Series.  (2) A couple of days later, I was making 
breakfast and my egg was a double-yolker, the first I've seen in years 
and years.  (Didn't stop me from cooking it over-easy and having it with 
a slice of whole-wheat toast.  Yum!)  (3)  Heavy sigh.  You know.  But 
maybe the Electoral College will fix everything.  Yes, I signed the 
petition...so, if I mysteriously disappear, well, you'll know what 
happened...

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From: omniverse
Subject: Re: TC-RTC Challenges and Forum news
Date: 16 Dec 2016 07:50:00
Message: <web.58539be1a242973c9c5d6c810@news.povray.org>
"Sherry K. Shaw" <ten### [at] aolcom> wrote:
> Thomas de Groot wrote:
>
> > While the new forum may still have some minor beta testing to do, it is
> > fully functional and we kindly invite you all if you are so inclined to
> > visit the (temporary) link:
> > http://dev.noware.ca/index.php/en-us/forums/tc-rtc  and (maybe?) sign up
> > to the new forum.
> >
>
> There seem to be a few difficulties.
>
> Gurgle Chrome utterly refused to load the page.  (Admittedly, I have an
> ancient PC and a paleolithic ISP, so perhaps that's the source of the
> problem.  It often is.)
>
> Seamonkey (my personal no-bells-and-whistles choice for these
> newsgroups) loaded the page without difficulty, and I was able to reach
> the "sign up" page.  "Terms and conditions," however, was problematic.
> That link sent me to a very briefly visible page in French (I think;
> doubtful that I could have read much of it in English or Klingon either
> for that matter), followed by an immediate redirect to a page that
> didn't seem to have anything to do with Terms and Conditions.  Well,
> call me paranoid (we are, after all, living in the Last Days*), but I
> found that troubling and just backed out.

Lower half of that page is in English, redirecting back to out to home page
afterward, and says:

Noware is temporarily redirected to:

http://dev.noware.ca/

You can still create an account, but your bookmarks won't work.

The website will come back soon.


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: TC-RTC Challenges and Forum news
Date: 16 Dec 2016 08:28:09
Message: <5853a599$1@news.povray.org>
On 16-12-2016 8:09, Sherry K. Shaw wrote:
> Thomas de Groot wrote:
>
>> While the new forum may still have some minor beta testing to do, it is
>> fully functional and we kindly invite you all if you are so inclined to
>> visit the (temporary) link:
>> http://dev.noware.ca/index.php/en-us/forums/tc-rtc  and (maybe?) sign up
>> to the new forum.
>>
>
> There seem to be a few difficulties.
>

Yes, I was afraid that would happen. I asked Normand to open up the site 
/only/ when he was sure everything was working correctly but he insisted 
on going live asap. Ah! youthful eagerness :-)

[snip]

I am not involved with the forum any more but I shall bring your 
petition to the attention of Normand of course.

>
> Well, maybe it's just me, but at least I tried.

I guess that you are not alone in this.

>
> --Sherry Shaw
>
> * (1) The Cubs won the Series.  (2) A couple of days later, I was making
> breakfast and my egg was a double-yolker, the first I've seen in years
> and years.  (Didn't stop me from cooking it over-easy and having it with
> a slice of whole-wheat toast.  Yum!)  (3)  Heavy sigh.  You know.  But
> maybe the Electoral College will fix everything.  Yes, I signed the
> petition...so, if I mysteriously disappear, well, you'll know what
> happened...
>

The Last Days seem to have been extended, at least for the time being. 
We shall keep an eye on you, especially in a month's time.

-- 
Thomas


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: TC-RTC Challenges and Forum news
Date: 16 Dec 2016 08:35:56
Message: <5853a76c$1@news.povray.org>
On 16-12-2016 8:46, omniverse wrote:
> Lower half of that page is in English, redirecting back to out to home page
> afterward, and says:
>
> Noware is temporarily redirected to:
>
> http://dev.noware.ca/
>
> You can still create an account, but your bookmarks won't work.
>
> The website will come back soon.
>

Yes, that seems to be the - temporary - page for the forum at this moment...


-- 
Thomas


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From: Normand Briere
Subject: Re: TC-RTC Challenges and Forum news
Date: 16 Dec 2016 14:55:00
Message: <web.5853ff62a242973c20c415420@news.povray.org>
> > Noware is temporarily redirected to:
> >
> > http://dev.noware.ca/
> >
> > You can still create an account, but your bookmarks won't work.
> >
> > The official URL will come back soon.


Our apologies for any inconvenience caused, but because of server configuration
problems on the "www" domain the site had to be redirected to "dev".

However all internal addresses (such as "Terms of Use") starting with "www" are
currently redirected to the main home only and this should never happen. The
link has been fixed now.

Thanks for the feedback.


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From: Sherry K  Shaw
Subject: Re: TC-RTC Challenges and Forum news
Date: 17 Dec 2016 05:47:18
Message: <5854d166$1@news.povray.org>
Thomas de Groot wrote:
> On 16-12-2016 8:09, Sherry K. Shaw wrote:
>> Thomas de Groot wrote:
>>
>>> While the new forum may still have some minor beta testing to do, it is
>>> fully functional and we kindly invite you all if you are so inclined to
>>> visit the (temporary) link:
>>> http://dev.noware.ca/index.php/en-us/forums/tc-rtc  and (maybe?) sign up
>>> to the new forum.
>>>
>>
>> There seem to be a few difficulties.
>>
>
> Yes, I was afraid that would happen. I asked Normand to open up the site
> /only/ when he was sure everything was working correctly but he insisted
> on going live asap. Ah! youthful eagerness :-)


Kids!  (Shakes head.)  Well, really, what can you do?


>
> [snip]
>
> I am not involved with the forum any more but I shall bring your
> petition to the attention of Normand of course.
>


Thanks for your help!  (I found the Terms and Conditions to be quite 
interesting reading, as was the Privacy Policy.)


>>
>> Well, maybe it's just me, but at least I tried.
>
> I guess that you are not alone in this.
>
>>
>> --Sherry Shaw
>>
>> * (1) The Cubs won the Series.  (2) A couple of days later, I was making
>> breakfast and my egg was a double-yolker, the first I've seen in years
>> and years.  (Didn't stop me from cooking it over-easy and having it with
>> a slice of whole-wheat toast.  Yum!)  (3)  Heavy sigh.  You know.  But
>> maybe the Electoral College will fix everything.  Yes, I signed the
>> petition...so, if I mysteriously disappear, well, you'll know what
>> happened...
>>
>
> The Last Days seem to have been extended, at least for the time being.
> We shall keep an eye on you, especially in a month's time.
>


Thank you.  I appreciate the sentiment.  Now:  Canned food--check. 
Bottled water--check.  BB gun loaded--check.  Dogs primed and ready to 
bark--check.  Cat set to Full Insanity Mode--check.  Media Player ready 
with inspirational bagpipe music and so forth--check.  Electric blanket 
plugged in--check.  (Because, never mind Armageddon--sometime in the 
next twelve hours, if the meteorologists are correct, the temperature 
here is going to drop about fifty degrees, rather abruptly.  Sure, 
they're those silly, undersized Fahrenheit degrees, but still.  Welcome 
to Missouri.)

--Sherry Shaw

-- 
#macro T(E,N)sphere{x,.4rotate z*E*60translate y*N pigment{wrinkles scale
.3}finish{ambient 1}}#end#local I=0;#while(I<5)T(I,1)T(1-I,-1)#local I=I+
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[1rgb 1]}}finish{ambient 2}}//                                   TenMoons


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: TC-RTC Challenges and Forum news
Date: 17 Dec 2016 08:00:18
Message: <5854f092$1@news.povray.org>
On 17-12-2016 6:47, Sherry K. Shaw wrote:
> Thomas de Groot wrote:
>> On 16-12-2016 8:09, Sherry K. Shaw wrote:
>>> Thomas de Groot wrote:
>>>
>>>> While the new forum may still have some minor beta testing to do, it is
>>>> fully functional and we kindly invite you all if you are so inclined to
>>>> visit the (temporary) link:
>>>> http://dev.noware.ca/index.php/en-us/forums/tc-rtc  and (maybe?)
>>>> sign up
>>>> to the new forum.
>>>>
>>>
>>> There seem to be a few difficulties.
>>>
>>
>> Yes, I was afraid that would happen. I asked Normand to open up the site
>> /only/ when he was sure everything was working correctly but he insisted
>> on going live asap. Ah! youthful eagerness :-)
>
>
> Kids!  (Shakes head.)  Well, really, what can you do?

Waiting for spring. :-)

>
>
>>
>> [snip]
>>
>> I am not involved with the forum any more but I shall bring your
>> petition to the attention of Normand of course.
>>
>
>
> Thanks for your help!  (I found the Terms and Conditions to be quite
> interesting reading, as was the Privacy Policy.)

:-)

>
>
>>>
>>> Well, maybe it's just me, but at least I tried.
>>
>> I guess that you are not alone in this.
>>
>>>
>>> --Sherry Shaw
>>>
>>> * (1) The Cubs won the Series.  (2) A couple of days later, I was making
>>> breakfast and my egg was a double-yolker, the first I've seen in years
>>> and years.  (Didn't stop me from cooking it over-easy and having it with
>>> a slice of whole-wheat toast.  Yum!)  (3)  Heavy sigh.  You know.  But
>>> maybe the Electoral College will fix everything.  Yes, I signed the
>>> petition...so, if I mysteriously disappear, well, you'll know what
>>> happened...
>>>
>>
>> The Last Days seem to have been extended, at least for the time being.
>> We shall keep an eye on you, especially in a month's time.
>>
>
>
> Thank you.  I appreciate the sentiment.  Now:  Canned food--check.
> Bottled water--check.  BB gun loaded--check.  Dogs primed and ready to
> bark--check.  Cat set to Full Insanity Mode--check.  Media Player ready
> with inspirational bagpipe music and so forth--check.  Electric blanket
> plugged in--check.  (Because, never mind Armageddon--sometime in the
> next twelve hours, if the meteorologists are correct, the temperature
> here is going to drop about fifty degrees, rather abruptly.  Sure,
> they're those silly, undersized Fahrenheit degrees, but still.  Welcome
> to Missouri.)
>

The cat set at FIM is one of the most successful defences I know of. 
 From my experience, only to be used at last resort of course.

Good luck with the temperature drop. Always reminds me how blessed we 
are here with the Gulf Stream.


-- 
Thomas


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: TC-RTC Challenges and Forum news
Date: 17 Dec 2016 11:17:59
Message: <58551ee7@news.povray.org>
On 12/17/2016 5:47 AM, Sherry K. Shaw wrote:
> Thomas de Groot wrote:
>> On 16-12-2016 8:09, Sherry K. Shaw wrote:
>>> Thomas de Groot wrote:
>>>

>>
>> Yes, I was afraid that would happen. I asked Normand to open up the site
>> /only/ when he was sure everything was working correctly but he insisted
>> on going live asap. Ah! youthful eagerness :-)
>
>
> Kids!  (Shakes head.)  Well, really, what can you do?
>
>
Keep them in a barrel for the first 21 years of their life. Then drive 
in the bung hole. ;)


>>
>> [snip]
>>
>> I am not involved with the forum any more but I shall bring your
>> petition to the attention of Normand of course.
>>
>
>
> Thanks for your help!  (I found the Terms and Conditions to be quite
> interesting reading, as was the Privacy Policy.)
>
>

So interesting that I don't want anything to do with it.


>>>
>>> * (1) The Cubs won the Series.  (2) A couple of days later, I was making
>>> breakfast and my egg was a double-yolker, the first I've seen in years
>>> and years.

I have not seen one for donkey's years.

> (Didn't stop me from cooking it over-easy and having it with
>>> a slice of whole-wheat toast.  Yum!)  (3)  Heavy sigh.  You know.  But
>>> maybe the Electoral College will fix everything.  Yes, I signed the
>>> petition...so, if I mysteriously disappear, well, you'll know what
>>> happened...
>>>
>>

<Kiddies voice>
Lies, she was not harmed but raptured.

</Kiddies voice>

>> The Last Days seem to have been extended, at least for the time being.

Have you stopped reading the news, Thomas?

>> We shall keep an eye on you, especially in a month's time.
>>
>

Yes Big Brother is always looking out.

>
> Thank you.  I appreciate the sentiment.  Now:  Canned food--check.
> Bottled water--check.  BB gun loaded--check.

And you call yourself a true blooded American woman? Shame on you.
At least three hand guns, a over and under shotgun and a snipers rifle 
are the minimum requirements.

> Dogs primed and ready to
> bark--check.  Cat set to Full Insanity Mode--check.

Sharp intake of breath.

> Media Player ready
> with inspirational bagpipe music and so forth--check.

A woman with impeccable tastes.

> Electric blanket
> plugged in--check.  (Because, never mind Armageddon--sometime in the
> next twelve hours, if the meteorologists are correct, the temperature
> here is going to drop about fifty degrees, rather abruptly.

I assume it was made from a sustainable source using Philip K. Dick's 
Electric Sheep?

> Sure,
> they're those silly, undersized Fahrenheit degrees, but still.  Welcome
> to Missouri.)
>

Yes, you need more fingers and toes to count them.



-- 

Regards
     Stephen


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From: Normand Briere
Subject: Re: TC-RTC Challenges and Forum news
Date: 17 Dec 2016 12:30:01
Message: <web.58552f40a242973c40ad59a40@news.povray.org>
> > I am not involved with the forum any more but I shall bring your
> > petition to the attention of Normand of course.
> >
>
>
> Thanks for your help!  (I found the Terms and Conditions to be quite
> interesting reading, as was the Privacy Policy.)


Well it is more up to /me/ to thank Thomas for the follow-up!

Since the overall website navigation is menu-based, a link usually leads to a
page with related stuff.

These readings are very generic, and in any case, you are not actually required
to enter your real personal data, so why would you care. Even the email address
is not necessary, though you have to supply one for technical reasons (any a@b.c
is fine).

When it comes to enter some credit card information however, then of course, you
are no longer as anonymous.


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