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Suggestions / Re: Forum downtime
« on: July 25, 2019, 01:09:52 AM »
I recall when TSNS dropped out, I believe Ian mentioned that Paul was the owner and no one could get access to the site other than reading the posts.

We could always start a new one just in case.

Duane

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: On Saving Naturist Literature
« on: July 25, 2019, 01:07:06 AM »
Are you bored with us, John P!  :D  Do you see us as that group of codgers on the porch, sippin' iced tea and repeating the same old fishing stories because no one has done anything new?  ???

Inspiration comes in many flavors. It doesn't have to be flashy trips to foreign lands, although I love it when you do that and then report on it. (keep it up)

We could certainly try to work up a get together somewhere, though I don't have a clue where.

Duane

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Free Range Naturism / Re: Casual Hotel Nudity on TV.
« on: July 25, 2019, 12:52:45 AM »
I'm getting to where I watch less and less TV, period. Most of what poses as news seems to be made up as they go. If I want to watch fiction I go to a movie channel.

Anything that has reality in the name probably isn't.

Duane

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Naturism & Art / Re: Tumblr Fall Out
« on: July 24, 2019, 11:55:12 PM »
Never Mind! I figured it out. My mistake!

Duane

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Naturism & Art / Re: Tumblr Fall Out
« on: July 24, 2019, 11:36:37 PM »
Well, I was looking at uploading a couple photos for a post and logged on to my Yahoo account to get access to my Flickr account. I couldn't get there from there. I haven't uploaded any pictures in over a year, so I guess something happened and I can't figure it out.

Is Flickr no longer affiliated with Yahoo? If so how do I get access to my old photo account on Flickr?

I went and checked a few of my posts that have photos on that service and they are still appearing. So the files are still there on Flickr.

Or should I use a different service. I'll have to figure out how to do this All Over Again!!. Rats! Does a new service just mean different IP address for the photos and the coding for the display on this forum remains the same?

Duane


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Free Range Naturism / Re: Everyday Occurances
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:38:41 PM »
Thatís a story that made me chuckle, Jbee. I can just imagine that conversation.
As you say, people probably canít see doing that. Too extreme for most.

Duane

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Free Range Naturism / Re: Everyday Occurances
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:37:28 PM »
Unfortunate about your house, Hymie. I always think of my relatives down there every time I hear of the flooding in that area.

I was thinking about this with all the recent weather in the Gulf and now another flood season on the Mississippi. I have relatives in Hammond, Baton Rouge and up near Angola. Also near Alexandria on the Red. I havenít heard bad news so I hope that is good news.

Duane

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: On Saving Naturist Literature
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:36:00 PM »
I read and article a few years ago talking about this subject. It was about all the data that has been collected over the decades since the beginning of space exploration, 60 yrs. or so. It isnít that long but in the space age, the amount of data collected is staggering and the article was discussing not only how much there was but how much is already lost or irretrievable.

Data from satellites from the 60ís and 70ís was recorded differently than now. The programs to read and organize it so it can be studied are old and canít run on newer hardware. Data written on tapes or hard-drives degrades over time and the format info is lost. Tapes and hard-drives are lost or misplaced, etc. etc.

Even today if the NSA IS recording everything, it has to be maintained. A hard-drive periodically does a read-write to each sector in order to refresh the information. It would be like taking pages out of a binder holding a report of some kind, cleaning them checking to make sure itís complete and not putting it back exactly where it came from. Otherwise it would make no sense to the next reader.

I wonder sometimes if the gnomes of Zurich have enough hardware to do that indefinitely. Eventually data will be lost and the story will make less and less sense to contemporary readers.

Itís called entropy. And to my knowledge no one has found a way around it.

Duane

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: On Saving Naturist Literature
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:34:01 PM »
Quote from: Peter S
. . if ever there was an example of the Law of Unintended Consequences, the internet is it.
You said a mouthful there Peter S.
There are many historical examples of that.
Gunpowder was originally used exclusively to entertain the Chinese Emperor.
Discovery of the New World resulted in the obliteration of several civilizations, etc. etc.

Duane


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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Clothing can be Unhealthy
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:31:40 PM »
I wear the absolute minimum whenever I can.

People are most certainly affected by what they and others wear. If this werenít true there would be no dress codes anywhere. You would be able to go anywhere that was publicly accessible and wear whatever you want. Even when the law requires clothing, the type of clothes arenít mentioned in the law. People choose to do that in order to limit and control who they allow in their private affairs. Which is perfectly fine in a free state. Private affair means you get to make the rules that control access and behavior.

High-end clothing implies money, even when the person may have hardly anything. They have convinced themselves that the clothes are important. It happens sub-consciously. This has been the case for centuries.

Duane

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Three Years and Going
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:30:08 PM »
Itís hard to believe itís been 4 yrs. since TSNS. Iíve been here on FRN about 6. There wasnít much activity when I joined but it was much more intimate.

Things have really taken off and the increase in membership is certainly enjoyed.

Duane

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Skinny-dippin' with St Ethelflaeda!
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:29:30 PM »
For me;
Immersing in and focusing on the worldly is discouraged. It distracts me from God.
Experiencing the world while focusing on the divine, is not. it focuses me on God.
Many people get mixed up trying to do this. It takes concentration and effort but makes the trip worth it.

Depends though, on what you are trying to accomplish.

Duane

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Trip reports / Re: Carr PeakÖPerfect! Part III: THE RETURN:
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:27:01 PM »
Quote from: Hymie
To do that there and maybe with you is on my bucket list.
We could organize a FRN West chapter meets Central chapter and do some camping and hiking. That would be wonderful.

Duane

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Trip reports / Re: White Mountain Getaway for Solstice: Part I
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:25:45 PM »
I do most of the driving when we are on the road. I am pretty good about paying attention to the landscape and surroundings but I canít spend too much time looking. Itís usually just a glance. If I spot something I have to stop. Iíve had a similar reaction when Mrs.E is driving. I get to really look at what we are driving through.

You are thinking of kudzu, Yes? I hope so, so we donít have ANOTHER invasive plant taking over!

Duane

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Free Range Naturism / Re: Eureka!
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:24:08 PM »
The oldest roads Iíve been on out here are the Oregon Trail and the old Pony Express route. Not that long ago.

I walked about a mile of the Cumberland Trail. It was an old buffalo trace the local Indian tribes also used.

I also walked part of the Natchez Trace south of Nashville. It is an ancient trail the Indians used up through the midwest, east of the Mississippi. Some Indian settlements along the route have been dated back 2,000 yrs. That one was special. It is so old it doesnít look like a trail, in places itís below grade about 5-6 ft. and deeper in others.

Duane

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