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  1. Yesterday
  2. Got to see and hear some big round engines today...
  3. Wow, just stumbled into this, can you play more explosive rifts if you fill it with gasoline?
  4. interesting.....I have a website and domain thru squarespace for a family archive. It is getting fatter and fatter, would be rough to move at this point for me too.
  5. Last week
  6. Bummer about the smoke, we have some here too, hope you get some clearing tomorrow. No price protection for .org https://www.wingwalkers.org/topic/7128-org-domains/?tab=comments#comment-47608 Ajit Pai is no longer in charge of the FCC, hopefully net neutrality will get some CPR and Ajit will get called before Congress to account for the 9 billion dollar fund he was in control of . https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/07/ajit-pai-apparently-mismanaged-9-billion-fund-new-fcc-boss-starts-cleanup/
  7. So, I've been making a little use of my time on a misty/smokey Friday to look over some things that have been nagging at me ... like the cost of renewal of my personal website. In short... HOLY SHIT. While I'd like to move my domain to a new host, apparently I'm stuck there because of some deal I made back around 2009. To get complete 'ownership' of my domain from the host, I'd need to buy it back from them. I originally bought it back in 2003 and had full ownership, but I transferred it to my new host who gave me free renewals of the domain name as long as I kept it with them. Fast forward through several buy-outs of my host and now my current hosts have me against a wall. My personal domain is a dot org (like the wingwalkers domain) and all of the possibly useful derivatives of the name (.net, .com, etc) are owned by someone else (most not being used, which means they're being held hostage to garner large fees.) The purchase price of my domain from my current host? Almost $5,000 !! Just for the name... nothing else. So now my option is to renew at nearly double what my last pricing was, and keep all my personal email accounts for myself, my friends and various family members that have accumulated over the years. Do I feel like I got screwed? Yes. Had I known it would be such a freaking hassle I would have bought a couple dozen domain names 20 years ago for pennies, and just kept them in my pocket. Sheesh!
  8. So, I took the day off. Was planning to spend it visiting "Fifi" and "Diamond Lil" as they are currently visiting the Rochester, Mn airport. The last time I saw Fifi was in Midland, Tx at the CAF home airfield (at the time) many years ago, during a WW Get-Together event. She had an engine off for rebuild and was taking up a huge chunk of hangar space. Fifi wasn't going to be flying today, which sort of bummed me out, but the B-24 Diamond Lil was. So I was hoping to get some take-off and landing photos in addition to static shots of both. But, as I left the house and gassed up my little pickup... raindrops on the windshield. I thought it was going to be hard enough to get decent shots through the intense smoke that has settled over Minnesota (thanks to many huge fires burning near Winnipeg.) Yesterday there was a change of wind direction that brought cooler air (phew, thanks!) but also brought all that smoke. Here's what it looked like in rural south-central Minnesota yesterday (note that there's not a cloud in the sky!) Smelled like a bad campfire gone amok. So. I was concerned about the ability to take any good photos today. But as I got my truck loaded and ready to go, I noticed a few rain drops on the windshield. Whaaaaat?? Checked radar.... Oh, shit. Just south of Rochester, and just north of I-90, is the airport. So I went back home... I'll try tomorrow. Supposed to be nice, sunny, etc. I just need to make sure I leave early enough to catch both the B-24 and the B-29 making their morning flights. This is the event link: https://www.airpowersquadron.org/rochester-mn
  9. S! To the admins... I know the update info thing is a pain in the ass, I'll get the update done this evening. Can't do it from my phone, dang it. Far as I can tell there's no update for themes required, so it's just a system update.
  10. Just saw that this morning. Rest in peace, Dusty. Here's a little LaGrange...
  11. What I get for just reading "unread content" instead of looking at the actual forum sections.
  12. Hopefully there is a good sale before the time arrives than Duck. The skin for that is on HSD already Zed. Look under skins packs "the Adventures of Tintin" I have a couple of mine in there now too. I need to add a Bordurian He111 next.
  13. Just found out today that the keeper of the low-end melody for ZZTop, Dusty Hill, passed in his sleep last night, at the age of 72. Thanks for 50+ years of unique Texas-sized bluesy rock!
  14. MC202 is a collector plane, and is 19.95 now. my guess would be some would not be willing to buy it at that price if they don't have it, but just a guess.
  15. Sort of like the TB-3 VS TB-3 mission we did once upon a time... Mostly human gunners, and of course it devolved to one wing gunner trying to shoot the opposite gunner... Of the same ship.
  16. Not Il-2... DCS in this case. MSFS2020 in the other update thread. Note we're not in the Il-2 section of the forum here.
  17. Sorry Duck. Didn't mean to give you a heart attack. Griph: Oh, and 40gb update doesn't include the 16+gb of additional updates to various products already installed (no payware, it's all MS/free stuff.)
  18. hmmm....you see a couple posts that says "update", and you don't even bother to look to make sure it's for BOX..... that took me a while to figure out...
  19. No forward firing weapons, would take forever…
  20. Hmmmm....I just started the game. No update for me. Do they roll these out?
  21. Well, it's it's 40 gb, then I'm fairly screwed. That will take a couple of days for me. I've got about the same to download to update MSFS and DCS as well. Those will have to wait until I get back home from my trip, I guess.
  22. I suppose we're talking about IL2. If so, I'll need to set it to update tonight if I want to join practice tomorrow.
  23. Still trying to decide if I like the new, less often updated, update schedule. Thought I was getting off easy at only 5gb. Then it did a second update of over 25gb. Sheesh!
  24. Hoping this one is as worth it as I've been hearing. That's a lot of data to download - again - to keep the dim up to date. Can honestly say this sim has accounted for far more of my bandwidth usage than any other... And I don't fly it as often as I'd like to.
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