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    hello how can i see of some1 online of off line is?

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    Stephan.Mandy wrote:
    > hello how can i see of some1 online of off line is?
    > gr

    Seeing if some user is at his computer and reading email: you can't. But if
    you send him/her an email and (s)he answers, you'll know that (s)he will have
    been online at some point between your mail and the reply.

    Seeing if some friend of yours is chatting somewhere: go to the same chat room
    and see who's online.

    Seeing if some server is online and accepting connections: try to connect.

    Seeing if your modem is online: that depends on OS and modem driver. Under
    Windows you can check that connection by clicking its icon in "Control Panel
    => Network". Under Linux you can use the "ifconfig" command with no parameters
    -- but only as root. In the latter case only "connected" devices will be

    Seeing if your browser is online: first check whether your modem is online. If
    it is, check near the ends of Firefox's status bar. There may be a widget
    there that appears (depending on which theme you're using) as a cord and plug
    with or without a red X over it, as two plugs plugged into each other or not,
    etc. Hover your mouse over that widget: it will tell you (after a few seconds)
    whether you are online at the moment. (Note: That widget may be a function of
    the "Work Offline" extension but I'm not sure: I have that extension in Fx2
    but not in Sm-trunk and both show the widget.)

    Best regards,
    The Soviet pre-eminence in chess can be traced to the average Russian's
    readiness to brood obsessively over anything, even the arrangement of
    some pieces of wood. Indeed, the Russians' predisposition for quiet
    reflection followed by sudden preventive action explains why they led
    the field for many years in both chess and ax murders. It is well
    known that as early as 1970, the U.S.S.R., aware of what a defeat at
    Reykjavik would do to national prestige, implemented a vigorous program
    of preparation and incentive. Every day for an entire year, a team of
    psychologists, chess analysts and coaches met with the top three
    Russian grand masters and threatened them with a pointy stick. That
    these tactics proved fruitless is now a part of chess history and a
    further testament to the American way, which provides that if you want
    something badly enough, you can always go to Iceland and get it from
    the Russians.
    -- Marshall Brickman, Playboy, April, 1973

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