to anybody wondering what happened to TAS:
recently I obtained the address and phone number of the new president of TAS. I've called and left messages inquiring as to the status of the decade of archived TAS posts, (now inaccessible by any means I can find) and as to how they may be accessed. to learn more go to the TAS website (I'm not sure if posting a link is ok) and look in the n. forum. no call back as of yet.