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  1. Atta boy JG - only they'll have to call it 'Aftershock'. My wife saw this on the local news - while launching/retrieving his boat a guy forgot to put it his hybrid SUV in park and it rolled into the salt water. When they hauled the truck out of the water it burst into flames - flames that the local fire department couldn't put out. See: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/caught-on-camera-hybrid-electric-suv-plunges-into-water-at-port-moody-boat-launch-1.4425001?cache=yes%3FclipId%3D375756%3FclipId%3D89578 Cheers, March
  2. Thanks for that, JA - inquiring minds MUST know, and now we do. Fascinating stuff! Cheers, March
  3. Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life. As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Nova Scotia back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn't stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play. The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man. And as I played "Amazing Grace", the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished, I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head was hung low, my heart was full. As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen anything like that before, and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years." Apparently, I'm still lost....it's a man thing’’.
  4. LAST RIDE ON MY HARLEY While riding my Harley, I swerved to avoid hitting a deer, lost control and landed in a ditch, severely banging my head. Dazed and confused I crawled out of the ditch to the edge of the road when a shiny new convertible pulled up with a very beautiful woman who asked, "Are you okay?" As I looked up, I noticed she was wearing a low cut blouse with cleavage to die for... "I'm okay I think," I replied as I pulled myself up to the side of the car to get a closer look. She said, “Get in and I’ll take you home so I can clean and bandage that nasty scrape on your head.” "That's nice of you," I answered, "but I don't think my wife will like me doing that!" "Oh, come now, I’m a nurse," she insisted. "I need to see if you have any more scrapes and then treat them properly." Well, she was really pretty and very persuasive. Being sort of shaken and weak, I agreed, but repeated, "I'm sure my wife won't like this." We arrived at her place which was just few miles away and, after a couple of cold beers and the bandaging, I thanked her and said, "I feel a lot better but I know my wife is going to be really upset so I'd better go now." "Don't be silly!" she said with a smile. "Stay for a while. She won't know anything. By the way, where is she?" "Still in the ditch with the Harley, I guess."
  5. Is that not a Dassault Falcon 7X? I'm not really conversant with European Business Jets, but I think the "Corvette" is a twin jet. Please correct me if I've got this wrong. All that said; thank you Jan Kees for another in a long line of beautiful repaints. Cheers, March
  6. See: https://www.timescolonist.com/business/island-helicopter-will-get-russian-piggyback-ride-to-chile-1.23599615 Also: https://www.cheknews.ca/large-russian-aircraft-arrives-in-victoria-to-piggyback-island-helicopter-to-chile-525393/ Quite the sight, seeing this monster landing on RWY 27 - 6998 X 200 ft. Cheers, March
  7. We've been having some extreme weather events in parts of BC recently. Lots of snow! Yech! Travel Services has issued a travel warning due to snowfall and bad road conditions. They suggest that anyone traveling in the current icy conditions should ensure they have the following: Shovel Blankets or sleeping bag Extra clothing including hat and gloves 24 hours worth of food De-Icer Rock Salt Flashlight with spare batteries Road Flares or Reflective Triangles Full gas Can First Aid Kit Booster cables I looked like an idiot on the bus this morning.
  8. Agree with @allardjd on the DuckDuckGo search engine. It is one of the choices in the Brave list of search engines. Yes, I do use a paid version (Pro) of CCleaner. Thanks Joe, I'll look into Vivaldi
  9. There's a new kid on the block - called "Brave". It's a browser that is very similar to Chrome but cuts out all (or most of) the advertising and tracking that we're saddled with on Google. Unfortunately, it isn't friendly to MH. It does strange things if you try to reply to a post. Too bad because I'm always looking to get rid of things that track my activities - I do nothing nefarious, just the principal of the thing. So, it's back to the VPN and Google Browser for me.
  10. Thanks All, I got ORBX FTX working again with absolutely no help from their "forums" - yikes! - they're unpleasant to deal with. So if this happens again I should be able to use the Airport Elevations Correction. Meanwhile, problem solved with a reinstall of ORBX and the new P3Dv4.3. I also notice that there is a P3Dv4.4 just out, I believe two days ago. I've downloaded it and I'll give it a whirl with the ORBX scenery.
  11. @Wain, @hlminx, tomjon24 You're absolutely right. The culprit was ORBX. Got my problem solved yesterday evening by dumping the whole Orbx scenery directory. Then ORBX FTX-Central went South. It loads, but I can't log in. There is a pop-up that asks you to send the ftx log file to them - and - no URL or instruction for where to send it. I sent it off to their P3d forum. If past performance is any indicator, it will be a while before I'm using ORBX scenery again. There's no "support" address. Just the forums. I did a clean re-install of P3Dv4.3 along with removing ORBX and the problem has disappeared. I've got the stock KSEA scenery back - two runways. But, at least you can land on them.
  12. Have a wonderful holiday. Football or FSX? Hit the TOGO on that third helping of turkey.
  13. Thanks for posting that JA, Who knows? I didn't think they still let kids into the cockpit. That was always a major thrill for me when I was a kid. Mostly DC3's Viscounts and 707's in those days. Joe may be right and it's just a spoof, but fun to watch. March
  14. I don't know the answer to that question. In any case. I've checked FSX and P3Dv3 - neither of them have the problem. I think they're both 32 bit software and I doubt they will run on the 64 bit platform that P3Dv4 runs on. I could be wrong. I'm not knowledgeable in that area. Cheers, March
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