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@exxos - telnet isn't installed as standard on recent Windoze versions so you have to add it via the "Turn windows features on or off" option under control panel, programs and features (or at least that's where it lurks for Win 7)
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telnet is disappearing from Linux systems too. The powers that be have decided that (a) it's a security risk (it's not if you know what you're doing), and (b) "we" MUST protect noobs from doing bad security things. This also means that ftp is disappearing too.

(And then there is the idiocy of the OpenSSH brigade about to remove scp and "thou shalt use SFTP instead" when scp is the most appropriate tool for most sysadmin type stuff... but the devs don't use it so it's obviously OK to get rid of it.)
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stephen_usher wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:36 pm telnet is disappearing from Linux systems too. The powers that be have decided that (a) it's a security risk (it's not if you know what you're doing), and (b) "we" MUST protect noobs from doing bad security things. This also means that ftp is disappearing too.

(And then there is the idiocy of the OpenSSH brigade about to remove scp and "thou shalt use SFTP instead" when scp is the most appropriate tool for most sysadmin type stuff... but the devs don't use it so it's obviously OK to get rid of it.)
That would be a shame. I'm running Kubuntu here on my laptop and it still has it (so far).

At least, no recent updates have changed anything. :(
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Just to let everyone know, we are having some power issues here in E. Kentucky.

Power went off around 8pm Monday night and didn't come back on until around
1pm today. Then, right in the middle of trying to answer Doc Clu's PM about 
DarkForce being down, it went off again, but only for a few minutes. Now, the
weather forecast is for 3-5" of new snow and possibly ice tonight, so...

Who knows?

I've got UPS's on all my machines but nothing that lasts longer than an hour or so.

So...if you call and can't get through, it's probably another outage. Rest assured though,
we'll be back up ASAP once power is restored...again...and again...and again...  :)
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Here is the winner for February 2021 at The DarkForce! BBS:

Orpheuswaking !

That's right, Orpheuswaking wins a like new copy of "Zero 5"
for the Atari Jaguar.

Congratulations to our winner and thanks to everyone who
called! :)

PS Orpheuswaking, please send your actual/physical address so I can send your prize to you, ASAP!
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This month, March 2021, we are giving away a brand new copy of:

50 ST Games You Have To Play !

This is a wonderful book celebrating 35 years of the Atari ST,
published by Zafinn Books.

Good luck to everyone who participates and thanks for calling!

:)
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Doing backups today (CD-ROM).

Probably be offline for a couple of hours or so...
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Here is the winner for March 2021 at The DarkForce! BBS:

8bitguy1 !

That's right, 8bitguy1 wins the book, "50 ST Games You Have To Play"!

Congratulations to our winner and thanks to everyone who
called! :)

PS 8bitguy1, please send your actual/physical address so I can send your prize to you, ASAP!
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This month, April 2021, we are giving away, courtesy of Exxos's Online Store, an H4-1 ST replacement motherboard.

This is a vastly improved and re-engineered version of the ST's original MB design.

Please be aware that this is very much a "DIY" type project and the winner will be responsible for finishing the board. So please don't enter unless you're serious (and not someone who just wants to resell the prize!).

Here is the link to the item at the store:

https://www.exxosforum.co.uk/atari/store2/#0035

And here is the message thread detailing the board and how to finish it:

https://www.exxosforum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2229

Good luck to everyone and remember you can't win if you don't call! :)
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@Darklord The H4 isn't in the store anymore...
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