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PostSat Dec 07, 2019 9:51 pm 
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I think nwhikers is a more positive place than Facebook etc, but that's probably in part because I'm biased against FB.  I know that a lot of people use FB to keep up to date in the lives of family and friends, which is a good thing, not just to throw elections.

NWH is for sure more of a community.  The annual social, the fact that people make friends and hoping/climbing partners, means nwhikers isn't only a web site.

But it is social media.  Like how in Dorothy's world there were good witchs and bad witchs.
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PostSun Dec 08, 2019 12:10 am 
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Any other old farts remember the forums hosted on Eskimo North with acoustic coupled 300 baud modems?
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PostSun Dec 08, 2019 7:43 am 
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RandyHiker wrote:
Any other old farts remember the forums hosted on Eskimo North with acoustic coupled 300 baud modems?

my first real internet account was at eskimo (hacked of course...so it goes).  before that, my bbs would exchange fidonet data every night - social media before the internet was much of a thing.  never had the pleasure of using the couplers but i was able to voice-connect to modems at 300 baud and make some gibberish appear by screeching into the phone.
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PostSun Dec 08, 2019 8:50 am 
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Does anyone else wonder if a full page of arguing if NW hiker is social media is a new all time low for this cute?  rotf.gif

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PostSun Dec 08, 2019 10:34 am 
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RandyHiker wrote:
Any other old farts remember the forums hosted on Eskimo North with acoustic coupled 300 baud modems?

I was late to the party at Eskimo North. 1200 baud, super fast though! I didn’t bail until the owner was jailed. Oh, that sounds like I bailed him.
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PostSun Dec 08, 2019 12:23 pm 
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RandyHiker wrote:
Any other old farts remember the forums hosted on Eskimo North with acoustic coupled 300 baud modems?

I didn't connect to Eskimo North, but did work through the progression upwards from 300 baud acoustic modems...
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PostThu Dec 12, 2019 7:47 am 
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I remember going through the callback verification process with Eskimo North a few times.  The lady would call (I assume it was the guys wife) and there would be screaming kids in the background.

I did not know the owner was jailed.  Can you fill me in on what happened to him?
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PostThu Dec 12, 2019 8:26 am 
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I did not know the owner was jailed.  Can you fill me in on what happened to him?

In his words.  Hopefully no one feels the need to discuss here.
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PostTue Mar 03, 2020 11:41 am 
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North Cascades was just ranked the "most instagrammable national park" in the US:  https://www.wanderu.com/blog/most-scenic-national-parks-instagram/

This was simply based on data - number of instragram hashtags created per visitor.  However, I think their methodology, both for counting visitors and hashtags, was bogus.

You all might have fun with this bit

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Two words: grizzly bears. You want ‘em, North Cascades has ‘em.
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^ more by this author: "10 Awesome & Unexpected Spring Break Destinations"

which begs the question: who's reading this pap?

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PostTue Mar 03, 2020 12:30 pm 
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Ski wrote:
which begs the question: who's reading this pap?

Picked up by mainstream media and recommended to me by an algorithm, of course.  How else would you get your news?  I just traced it back to the original source for your benefit.
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PostTue Mar 03, 2020 12:42 pm 
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PostTue Mar 03, 2020 12:48 pm 
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neek wrote:
How else would you get your news?

I try to avoid "news" if at all possible.
If I want to listen to lies, there are all kinds of used car dealers over on South Tacoma Way. wink.gif

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PostTue Mar 03, 2020 1:24 pm 
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Good to know: Wanderu = nonsense. The first busload of tourists should have fun trying to see griz and wolverines in NCNP. The article speaks of remote wilderness lakes, then shows a picture of Diablo reservoir taken from a highway. Hahaha!

Edited to add: the last sighting of a griz was in 1996. There have been just two sightings of griz in the Cascades of BC in the last ten years. None in NCNP.

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PostTue Mar 03, 2020 1:51 pm 
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300 baud modem.... lol.gif  lol.gif  lol.gif  lol.gif  moon.gif  moon.gif  moon.gif  dizzy.gif  dizzy.gif  dizzy.gif  dizzy.gif ....he he he har har
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