Good-bye. So long. Fare thee well

I bought my first Honda, a '93 Accord, in 1995. It was a wonderful car and served us faithfully for over a decade. It was the most reliable car I have ever owned. In all those years, all I ever did was normal
maintenance. In the last couple of years of its life, the torque converter lock-out began acting up. The dealer assured me it was harmless and not worth fixing.
Soon after I got the car, I found this group. I have picked up much useful information. Especially things like the importance of using only Honda transmission fluid and the superior quality of Honda OEM parts.
I remember reading Elle's adventures with rebuilding the front suspension on her Honda. (I assume Elle was a her. She did not like me, for some reason. Something about my sig line. I invited her to filter me, which I assume she did.)
I also discovered Tegger's Honda and Accura FAQs. That was and remains a great resource, with just about every thing one needs to know. (It does not seem to have been updated recently. I hope everything is okay.)
The '93 came to an ignominious end due to an argument with a highway concrete barrier. It has been replaced with a 2006 Accord. This new car is comfortable and dependable. It has excessive road noise, but that seems to be a trait of Hondas. (I expect it to last at least as long as the '93, if not longer.) It is technologically superior to the '93, but is just not finished as nicely, in my opinion. I like the six-CD changer, the speakers and radio work and sound great, and all the controls are nicely laid out. It is easy to perform minor service on.
I regret that in the last year or so, this group seems to be dwindling. Of course, that is true across all of Usenet. The days of Usenet are, I suspect, numbered. People are using the Internet in different ways and specialty forums seem to be the way most people are going. I participate in a couple of those forums related to interests I have, but they lack the free-wheeling anarchistic charm of Usenet.
Still, that is the way things are. I hope I have made an occasional contribution that somebody found useful. I have found much useful information here, but it is time to move on.
Good bye and may God bless you all.
Elliot Richmond, Ph. D. Adjunct Professor of Astronomy Austin Community College
Elliot Richmond Itinerant astronomy teacher
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On Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:14:55 -0500, Elliot Richmond wrote:

Why? Why do you feel the need to "move on"?
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'Cause he's tired of the flame wars and OT stuff, I guess.
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Elliot Richmond wrote:

All that said, I don't think that Austin has an observatory or planetarium, yes?
JT
(Hiding out in Cedar Creek)
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Yeah, everything's fine. I've just been busy enough elsewhere that I haven't had the inclination to do much more than a few minor updates here and there.

Probably. It was never big anyway. when the WWW brought people's attention to the Internet way back around 1995, Usenet was sort of peripheral to all the hype. Most people never found out about it at all.
The various Web boards that port Usenet through a Web interface (e.g.: Google Groups; TalkAboutAutos) are good in a way, since they bring participants to the discussions who otherwise may never find out about them, but they insulate users from what made Usenet so attractive to those participating directly. Specifically, these newcomers don't (never get to) appreciate the simple uncluttered, text-driven, threaded interface of Usenet. That focused simplicity is what drew me to Usenet in the first place. Also, WWW is much better than it used to be. There's a lot more actually useful information on WWW these days that was once only found un Usenet.
Google isn't helping by futzing with the old Deja News to the point where they've made it very difficult to find actual Usenet articles instead of Web pages when you do a Google Groups search.

Most of the Web boards are graphics-heavy and lack threading, making discussions more like a jumbled chat room than a Usenet group.
Plus, since Web boards are so easy to find and use, they attract a certain percentage of bottom-dwellers with abysmal writing skills and poor comprehension of online discussion.

You'll be back once your ride grows a bit of a beard and is in need of out-of-warranty first aid. ;^)

Same to you.

I'm a PhD too. Only mine comes from the hill of dirt that's Piled High and Deep in my backyard. That was a joke, son.
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