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  1. 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’’.
  2. 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."
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. @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.
  10. Have a wonderful holiday. Football or FSX? Hit the TOGO on that third helping of turkey.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Thanks JG, I'm afraid I'm coming to the same conclusion. I just hope this is confined to the one airport (wishful thinking). Adds a whole new aspect to the term "alternate". I do think I'll get involved with the P3D Forum and see if I can get the ball rolling to solve this problem. First thing is to load P3Dv3 and try that. Maybe it's just the 64 bit scenery that is broken. I do know that KSEA works fine in FSX as I've used the stock scenery for years. That said, there's less and less need for the stock scenery as our processors and especially our SSDs improve. Cheers, March
  14. Went on a tour today, testing a new WX Radar unit in my Lear 25. I flight planned IFR from CYYJ to KSEA. When I broke out of the clag (remember this is a WX Radar test, so nasty WX) at approx. 1000' ASL on the ILS for 16C, I was presented by the most unusual sight: KSEA had great big hills at right angles to the runway(s). There was maybe 500 feet of runway, then a monster hill, then another 500' of runway, etc, etc. Needless to say, the TOGA button got used and I was out of there. I flew back to CYVR, landed and shut down the SIM. I thought it was a simple matter of rebooting, reloading and give it another try. But - I decided to check out KSEA before launching. I set the active at KSEA as my departure point and reloaded P3Dv4 and the Lear. Nope! There's like a fifty foot hill not 100' in front of the A/C nose. I'm just getting back into this after a year off and I had reloaded the latest version of P3Dv4. I did not reload the Scenery and the Content, just the Client. Hoping to solve the problem, I downloaded new Scenery files Then I uninstalled the suspect Scenery Files with M/S Programs and Features, shut down UAC, shut down Windoze Defender and NOD32 and re-installed the Scenery. Same thing - hills across the runways at KSEA. Thinking it might be related to the third party (Extreme Prototypes) Lear, I shut down the Scenario, exited P3D, then reloaded the SIM with the P3D Stock Maule on the same departure point. Same thing - big hill! Sorry I can't post pictures. I did capture a few from the ground - I was too shocked to remember Cntl-V or whatever gets you a screenshot from the cockpit. However, I don't have a third party picture host anymore, so no piccies. Anyone else using P3Dv4.3 (see edit notes) and stock scenery? If so, I'd appreciate it if you would load KSEA and report back. I'm cringing at the thought of going to Prepared's forum for a solution. I may just reload ORBX and forget the whole thing. Cheers, March PS: I can PM the pics if anyone is interested.
  15. Solution: I have no idea what caused this. I've had the same monitor for over a year. Found this on FlightSim - see: https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/showthread.php?297754-Mouse-scroll-wheel-not-working-properly The second reply post (from aallan) is the fix. I'm using the excuse that it was probably time to do a bit of housecleaning in FSX - but I've got my work cut out for me reloading all the stuff It took me all morning to unload. Keep the shiny side "UP". March
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