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Damon van Dam's partial USENET history.

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From: maggie8097@aol.comSPAMBLOC (Maggie)
Newsgroups: alt.true-crime
Date: 04 Feb 2002 06:22:45 GMT
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Subject: 7yo Missing From Home
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From the San Diego Union-Tribune:

7-year-old was last seen at home in Sabre Springs 
By Brian Hazle 

A 7-year-old Sabre Springs girl disappeared yesterday and police are unsure
whether she wandered off or was abducted. 

Brenda and Damon van Dam told police their daughter, Danielle, went to bed
about 10:30 p.m. Friday, and they discovered she was missing about 9 a.m.
yesterday. The family lives on Mountain Pass Road in the Sabre Springs
neighborhood of San Diego near the Poway city limits. 

Police said they found no sign anyone broke into the home, but did find both a
garage door and side gate leading to the back yard open. 

Frantic neighbors spent much of the day searching a nearby canyon and posting
fliers with Danielle's picture throughout the neighborhood, but found no sign
of the girl. 

Police used helicopters and dogs to search the area just north of Scripps Poway
Parkway and Springbrook Drive, but turned up no clues, police spokesman David
Cohen said. 

Police are treating the area as a crime scene, and the search continued last
night. The van Dams and their two other children said they did not hear any
unusual noises during the night. 

"We will be here presumably until we can do no more good," Cohen said. "She's
missing and we have no good reason for why she's missing." 

Danielle was last seen wearing blue pajamas with flowers on them. She is white,
about 4-feet, 8-inches tall and weighs roughly 58 pounds, police said. She has
blond hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information about the case is asked to
call the San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000. 

The parents told police that on Friday night, Damon van Dam put Danielle and
her two brothers to bed about 10:30 p.m. The boys, 5 and 9 years old, sleep in
a separate bedroom, said Liz Brady , a close family friend. 

Brenda van Dam left the home about 9 p.m. Friday to go out with friends, while
her husband stayed home with the children. She told police that she returned
about 2 a.m. and ate pizza with the friends and her husband until 3 a.m. 

Before they went to bed, they noticed red lights blinking on a burglar alarm
panel, and discovered a sliding glass door at the back of the house and a side
garage door were open. 

The alarm did not sound, and the couple closed the doors and went to bed. They
did not check on the children before they retired, Cohen said. 

They discovered the girl was missing when a neighborhood friend of Danielle's
came to the home to play with her about 9 a.m. Her parents said Danielle was
still sleeping and went to wake her up, but she was gone. 

Residents of the area said the neighborhood of newer two-story tract homes is
normally quiet and has little crime. 

"You think you live in a safe neighborhood and you wake up one day and your
daughter is gone," Brenda van Dam said through tears. "I just want her back in
my arms." 


"The probability of a person being right increases in direct proportion to the
intensity with which others are trying to prove him wrong." --Bob Augdahl


From: Damon van Dam 
Subject: Any Speaker experts out there?
Date: 1998/06/30
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Organization: Qualcomm Inc.

I'm building some surround speakers for placement in the ceiling. The
driver specs show improved bass response as the sealed enclosure get's
larger. (But they are only 3" full ranges.) I'm thinking of using an
infinite baffle (i.e. the ceiling space). Will this give the best bass
response? Or do I build an enclosure and hide it in the ceiling?
Also, I'm using offset bass tweeter pairs in each box. Like a V with one
bass/tweerer pair on one side and one bass/tweeter pair on the other.
The V will not hand down from the ceiling but instead point the speakers
at the back wall at an angle to each other; then the speakers will also
be angled downward.
Sitting in the seat, facing the front of the room, leaning back and
looking up at the celing from the listening position:
--------------------------------------------back wall

           /\               /\
          /  \             /  \
         /O  O\           /O  O\             O = woofer
        /o /\ o\         /o /\ o\             o = tweeter	
       /__/  \__\       /__/  \__\
(I'm planning to make the angle of each V about 120 to 135deg instead of
the 75 depicted here. i.e. flatten out the V)
At what separation angle will adding a bipolar/dipolar switch make a
difference in the sound? Will this arrangement sound like crap?
Also the listening position is nearly on the back wall - and the back
wall will be nearly completly made of funky shutters instead of drywall
(No, the position and room factors cannot be changed:-)
Please email as I'd like to talk to anyone with speaker building


From: Damon van Dam 
Subject: baby stuff forsale
Date: 1998/05/12
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Organization: Qualcomm Inc.

Child Craft oak crib with mattress. Very good condition.
This crib will last forever. Children cannot damage it.

Graco portable playpen, the pink, purple, green one. 
Folds-up into it's own carry case.

RhodeGear bike rack with snap on kid seat. Has safety belt and bar.
I have the mounting hardware. one crack on a stirrup.
A very similar model can be seen at
It's the same except the seat is blue, cushion is multi colored
balloons, and grab bar is yellow. The rack is black.

-or- call Brenda at 513-4262
We're near Poway


From: Damon van Dam 
Subject: FS:crib, playpen, kid bike seat
Date: 1998/05/05
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Organization: Qualcomm Inc.

Child Craft oak crib with mattress. Very good condition.
This crib will last forever. Children cannot damage it.

Graco portable playpen, the pink, purple, green one. 
Folds-up into it's own carry case.

RoadGear bike rack with snap on kid seat. Has safety belt and bar.
I have the mounting hardware. one crack on a stirrup.

651-3242 or 513-4262



From: Damon van Dam 
Subject: FS: Chevy Small Block
Date: 1998/03/24
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Organization: Qualcomm Inc.

Late '67 327 block, 2 bolt mains, overboard to ??. 
Forged crank.
Finned aluminum oil pan.
Balanced rods that still need a polish put on them.
.01 under rod bearings.
Used valve springs and rings.
Box of brackets, pulleys, water pump, master cylinder.
All is left over from a Corvette project.
All for $150 or best offer by April 3rd.
Interesting trades considered...
(no I won't deliver it :-)


From: Damon van Dam 
Subject: FS:Child Craft oak crib
Date: 1998/03/23
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Organization: Qualcomm Inc.

Child Craft oak crib with mattress. Very good to excellent condition.
Paid $350, sell $225.
This crib will last forever.


From: Damon van Dam 
Subject: Sachse House FOR SALE
Date: 1997/12/01
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Organization: Qualcomm Inc.

Country Living

2209 Sandi Lane, Sachse (Longmeadows)
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage. $103,000 (if you see it here)

Country Living only 5 minutes from I-190 (George Bush Freeway) and 10
minutes from Central Expressway. This single story home is located on a
quiet street and backs up to a farm field. Great neighborhood with lots
of kids and friendly neighbors. The kids can play safely and you can
relax and watch the cotton blossom through the large back windows. It
even has a white picket fence.

- 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage. One story, 1659 sq. ft. Open floor plan.
- Only 5 years "new" with 7.5% Assumable FHA mortgage.
- All window treatments including cellular shades and custom valences.
- Ceiling fans in all rooms.
- Tiled entry and large brick fireplace (gas).
- Built in microwave
- Refrigerator can be included.
- Shower and large marble tub in master bath. Tub is wired for Jacuzzi.
- All 6 panel doors and custom ceiling moldings.
- Walk in closets in all rooms - spacious.
- Extra storage shelves (and window) in laundry room
- Rear entry garage w/back door, front window, work area & 220outlet.
- Gas water and heat.
- Large back patio has pre wired outdoor speakers.
- Picket fenced back yard is great for the kids to play in.
- Sycamore, Crabapple, and Shumard Oak trees.
- 10 year warranty included.
- Wiley School District is one of the best in the state!

Call owners: Damon or Brenda van Dam (619)547-4899
Do not call the realtor...


From: (Damon van Dam)
Subject: moving sale this fri and sat
Date: 1996/10/02
Message-ID: <52uika$>#1/1
organization: Bell-Northern Research Ltd.

Moving sale. This will all be yard sale on Fri and Sat (4 & 5th)
	morning at 8AM
	at 2209 Sandi Ln. in Sachse (mapsco 9A-M).
	There will be much more than whats listed here.
	Call me before then and beat the rush (ha)
	Damon or Brenda van Dam 972-530-9900.
- Albums - Anyone remember what these are? (lots) $1 or $2 each.
- Baby stuff - bath, stroller, toys (not many, no clothes)
- Bedroom set - Queen Bed (mattress is 3yrs old, good condition), 
		 Chest, Dresser, 2 nightstands, 3 mirrors, 2 lamps
		 Old. $200 
	         (matching linens, pillows, and curtains add $75)
- Bike - Bridgstone Mile 112, new condition with travel bag $200
- Bookcase - about 7' tall. $20
- Books - Lots, eng. text, computer, fiction, mamuals
- Cassetts - mostly rock and drawer style holders - $2 each
- Computer - 386sx20 9Meg memory, 1.2, 1.4, 68, and 20M drives,
             Zenith 1492 Flat VGA monitor, Panasonic KX-P1180
             9 pin printer. Lots of software loaded, windows
             many games, utilities, (mouse & joystick) etc. $350
- Chair - Really nice but imperfect (goes good with desk) $10
- Desk - El cheapo. Fits computer well buy looks like crap. $10
         (Carpet saver, chair, and desk free with computer) 
- Fish tank - 65 gal. Oceanic with stand, new Fulval filter, pump
	 gravel, rocks, chemicals and my pet Africans. $350
- Plant - 9' tall Corn Plant, indoor plant, very nice $100
- Plant - 5' tall Ficus plant, indoor, $50
- Robot - Tomy robot, plays cassettes, serves drinks, can be
	  programmed to do specific things at an alarm time. $100
- Stereo - Yamaha RX-500U Reciever. $120
	 - Sony CDP-C70 5 disc carosel CD player. $100
	 - JVC KD-D4 Tape Deck. $75
	 - Yamaha P350 Turntable. (like anyone wants this) - $20
	 - Infinity 3000P Loudspeakers. Reconed 3 yrs ago. $300
	 - The whole thing. $500
- Table - and 4 chairs, wood pedastel, old. $30
- Toys - small stuff.
- TV - LXI 20' color with remote, does cable, old but works well
- Video cassettes - Movies (not many) $3 each


From: (Damon van Dam)
Subject: Childs bed forsale
Date: 13 Dec 1994 16:08:31 -0600
Organization: Bell-Northern Research, Richardson, TX
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Little Tykes Blue Race Car Bed

(the small one) Fits a regular crib matteress.
Less than 6 mo. old and in excellent condition 
as the child refused to sleep in it.
(Got him a twin and he likes it - go figure)

asking $90

Toys R Us @ $130
Baby Superstore @ $109

Call only
Damon or Brenda 684-4189 or 530-9900


From: (Damon van Dam)
Newsgroups: rich.buysell,,
Subject: Computer and parts
Date: 28 Oct 1994 16:40:35 -0500
Organization: Bell-Northern Research, Richardson, TX
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***Any offer!***
Call Damon @ 684-4189

386SSX-16, 1MB, 65MB IDE hard drive, 1.44MB floppy
VGA monitor, Zenith keyboard (indestructible),mouse
DOS 5, Windows, (I'll add any games, etc. you want) 
(monitor needs to warm up 5 min before using)	$300
(needs a com card)

Samsung Amber Mono 				$20

Network Boards:
WD8003e Ethercards	(2 of them)		$70 ea

WD1006V-MM2 MFM H-F controller			$15
Mini Micro 1.44MB 2 floppy controller		$10

Everex RAM3000 Delux 16BIT 3MB MEM board (0K)	$15
     Use those old dips youve got sitting around 
	for a RAMdisk! man & software included.
US Robotics 2400B Modem 			$15
Hayes 1200B Modem (3 of them)			any offer
			(free with a purchace - I insist)

286-12 with 287 and 2MB DIP (holds 4MB)		$25

1 Zenith 4MB SIMM				$80
1 IBM 4 MB SIMM					$80

Hard Drives:
Micropolis 5.25" Full height 34MB MFM 		$10
Lapine 3.5" 20MB MFM 				$10
Quantem 40MB 5.25" HH SCSI (MAC)		$20

Other Stuff:
9-25 serial adaptors				$2
Mac System 7 disks - are these worth dirt? should I format the disks?
6' 9M to 25F serial cable			$2

Dont Know if they work - Make an offer...
Archive 60e external 60Mb tape backup
(with about 8 tapes) no software

486DX-33 0K, holds 16MB, no processor, FULL size board
mono/EGA card (no DIP settings)


From: (Damon van Dam)
Subject: Cassette Tapes
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Keywords: forsale
Reply-To: (Damon van Dam)
Organization: UF Digital Design Facility
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 92 13:06:27 GMT

Self-Help, Motivational, Comedy, Religious tape subscriptions for sale
Also can be marketed.
No investment, selling, or inventory required.

For more info on "Sounds Good to Me, Inc."
send legal SASE to:

Damon van Dam
5308 S.W. 81 Terr.
Gainesville, FL 32608

or call (904) 336-8866 after 5:30PM EST

|   all of the above is mine and has nothing to do    |
|   with Digital Design Facility or UF                |
|						      |
|      Damon					      |


From: (Damon)
Subject: Re: Anybody had these problems with Quad-4?
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Date: 20 Dec 90 15:53:02 GMT
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Organization: U of Florida Engineering Computing Services
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In article <> (Timothy Chiu) writes:
>Yes, I know, I know, I should never have bought an American car.
>I'm learning to regret the decision every day.  Actually it's
>not as bad as all that since I'm not driving it any more, but
>my dad's stuck with my choice of a car.  Live and learn.

Listen little man, as well as the rest of you Jap supporting SOBs, I'm really 
sick of reading about Nissans and all these other forien pieces of sh_t.
How about one of you all American car enthusiasts/SYS-OPs start up a news
group for those of us who could care less for rice burners ( know there has got to be at least one person in this country that is not 
sending their money overseas, and loves real muscle cars.

The opinions are mine...blah,blah
If ya wanna flame me go for it, cause ya cant touch me in the quarter!
Damon van Dam

52 posted on 02/18/2002 1:40:00 PM PST by crypt2k
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To: crypt2k
Hmmm, makes me wonder just how 'friendly' those Sachse neighbors were. Gives one of my favorite DFW puns, "If you think I'm Sachse, and you want my body, come on baby let me know...", a whole new meaning.

I making no assessments, but the manner of his last comment about how he just wishes it were all over does strike one in print as the statement of a self-indulgent boomer used to instant gratification. Just want to end this nusiance, like an abortion would. But then again, that could be incredibly unfair, its easy to take someone's word and twist them to totally misrepresent what you meant.

55 posted on 02/18/2002 2:09:35 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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