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Quickmarch last won the day on May 8

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  1. I always use a (paid for) VPN. I say 'paid for' because you get what you pay for. The free ones are slower than the second coming. My experiment was to go on line looking for an airline flight. All the advertising started to reflect that search, as well as hotel and rental cars ads, and the price kept going up. I connected over the VPN and started finding flights at or around the original pricing - and no targeted advertising. There is a small down side; when you're shopping online you get area-specific websites based on your VPN location. Not a big problem because once you actually make your choice, you can search for the nearest store to your actual location. I use a VPN in Vancouver. I live in Victoria. Same pricing. Oh yeah! Besides putting tape over the lens of the laptop camera, I'm going to put a piece of foam tape over the mic.
  2. One day a horse and a hen are playing in a field. The horse gets stuck in a puddle of mud, and starts to sink. The hen is frantically searching for anything to help her friend, so she decides to go back to the barn. There, she grabs the keys to the farmer’s Mercedes and drives to where the horse is stuck. She throws a rope around the horse’s neck, and slams on the accelerator, saving the horse from sinking in the puddle. A few days go by and they are playing in the field again. This time, the hen gets stuck. Hen: “Help, go get the car like I did for you and help me out!” The horse, realizing there isn’t much time since the hen is much smaller than he, stretches out over the length of the puddle. Horse: Reach up and grab hold of my ‘thing’. The hen obliges, and the horse starts to stand straight up to pull his friend out of the puddle. The moral of this story is: If you’re hung like a horse, then you don’t need a Mercedes to pick up chicks.
  3. Students at a local school were assigned to read 2 books, 'Titanic' and 'My Life' by Bill Clinton One student turned in the following book report, in which he felt that they were nearly identical stories. His cool professor gave him an A+ for this report. Titanic: Cost - $29.99 Clinton : Cost - $29.99 Titanic: Over 3 hours to read Clinton : Over 3 hours to read Titanic: The story of Jack and Rose, their forbidden love, and subsequent catastrophe. Clinton : The story of Bill and Monica, their forbidden love, and subsequent catastrophe. Titanic: Jack is a starving artist. Clinton: Bill is a bullshit artist. Titanic: In one scene, Jack enjoys a good cigar. Clinton: Ditto for Bill Titanic: During the ordeal, Rose's dress gets ruined. Clinton : Ditto for Monica. Titanic: Jack teaches Rose to spit. Clinton : Let's not go there. Titanic: Rose gets to keep her jewelry. Clinton : Monica is forced to return her gifts. Titanic: Rose remembers Jack for the rest of her life. Clinton : Clinton doesn't remember anything.. Titanic: Rose goes down with a vessel full of seamen. Clinton : Monica.. Ooh, let's not go there, either. Titanic: Jack surrenders to an icy death. Clinton : Bill goes home to Hillary - basically the same thing
  4. Been away. Just got back. Missed Joe's Birthday. All the best, Joe
  5. Strange. I've been away since Saturday morning. Came home tonight - checked my favorite website MH - and lo and behold I'm logged in without doing anything. The Faeries fixed it! Thank you Faeries. Also, I would like to report that the "Recently Discussed Forum Topics" is no longer broken (something you all know by now). My bad for going away to a place with no internet connection.
  6. You mentioned that before, Joe. I went looking and found nothing (obvious). I had exactly the same problem with my Google Account - forever asking me to sign in. That was solved by signing out and signing in again. With MH, however, I'm signed out as soon as I close my browser. I use Google Chrome for a browser. Every time I call up MH "forum.mutleyshangar.com" from my bookmarks, I get the "Sign Up or Sign On" message. Any idea what this does? I've got it turned off, but not something I've done. Must be a default - "Keep local data only until you quit your browser" This is turned ON - "Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended) " Under "Manage Passwords", forum.mutleyshangar.com is properly filled out.
  7. And here I thought I'd messed something up, but was not willing to query until I did some checking. This is the second strange thing that's happened. I still cannot find out why I get logged out every time I leave MH.
  8. Interesting. Third from the end of the photo sequence. That's either one heck of a parallax shot or somebody pulled a "Harrison Ford" or an Air Canada San Francisco approach.
  9. POETIC JUSTICE!! A woman from Vancouver - who was a tree hugging NDP’er, an anti-hunter, anti-pipeline environmentalist -purchased a piece of timberland near Squamish, BC . There was a large tree on one of the highest points in the tract. She wanted a good view of the natural splendour of her land so she started to climb the big tree. As she neared the top a spotted owl attacked her. In her haste to escape, the woman slid down the tree to the ground and got splinters in her crotch. In considerable pain, she hurried to a local ER to see a doctor. She told him she was an environmentalist, an NDP’er and an anti-industry person and how she came to get all the splinters. The doctor listened to her story with great patience and then asked her to wait in the examining room and he would see if he could help her. She waited three hours before the doctor re-appeared. The angry woman demanded, "What took you so long?" He smiled and told her, "Well, I had to get permits from Environment Canada, the Parks Service and the BC Department of Land Management before I could remove old-growth timber from a ‘recreational area’ so close to a Waste Treatment Facility. And I'm sorry, but due to the Provincial Medical cut backs they turned you down. You may wish to try Dr. Suzuki.
  10. Thanks Joe, Don't go to any trouble. I'll look into it I recently switched to Win10 (not the least impressed) so that is likely the culprit. I don't recall this being co-incident with the switch (new laptop), but it may have been. So many things changed instantly that I'm not confident to recall when the sign-on thing started.
  11. Everything seems to be working here. Have to log in every time, though. Is this intentional? Thanks for all your efforts, Joe
  12. Thanks for that observation @hurricanemk1c Interesting to note several items that are common 1. Southwest Airlines 2. Port engine 3. Damage to the cabin structure aft of the leading edge of the wing - in the 2016 incident, the gash in the fuselage obviously was serious enough to depressurize the cabin. In the 2018 incident, a window in the same area was broken leading to depressurization AND the death of a passenger. I wonder if there have been any similar failures on the starboard engine that did not result in damage to the cabin structure. If so, I would postulate that the rotation direction has something to do with the possibility of cabin damage. I prefer to choose the wing area seating on all airline flights. I'm not wealthy enough to be sitting in First or Business Class. Sitting in close proximity to the MAC is the most comfortable place on any aircraft (despite the crumby seats in cattle-class). I think I'll be choosing my seating to be slightly closer to the front of the aircraft from now on, especially if it's a 737.
  13. Vapour lock is a heat induced issue with the fuel delivery system. Used to cause problems in our cars during the carburetor-era. The easy solution was to let the engine cool off. I flew a great many variants of the Piper PA-28 series a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away and I do not recall vapour lock ever being mentioned as something to look out for. Warriors used Lycoming carburetted engines (by recollection) running 100LL. Now, in all fairness, my experience with these aircraft was confined mostly to Ontario and Quebec with some forays into upstate New York. Ground temps could get well up into the 90's (real temperature measurement system). There were rumours of Lycoming and Piper trying to certify these engines on automotive fuel. If that ever happened, it was after my time with them. I suppose that ground handling on automotive gas at hot airports might cause vapour lock.
  14. One item of note. Seen in all of the onboard pictures and videos - passengers with the oxy masks covering their mouths only. Looks like the majority.
  15. Quickmarch

    Surge protection

    How do you know that? Inquiring minds must know. Seems to me that the surge protection itself is an internal "failure".