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Everything posted by WWGeezer

  1. If I only I had not crashed four frikken aircraft just trying to take off we would have frikken won. (That being said I give myself points for sticking around until the end and bombing the frikken airfield. )
  2. Things don't always turn out the way you expect it to. I was ready to turn off my computer and go home after destroying five aircraft on the runway ( perhaps six if you include Brinson)....Clearly I was not going to contribute a thing during this mission. Actually the opposite, I was really hurting our effort I licked my wounds and dragged my sorry ass to the north base one more time and clearly realized I can't fly the Tempest well enough to take another Zed has been sitting on the ground for an hour waiting for Gold Flight to take the airfield so he can drop parachutists. Fry did his part on the hangers but still have to bomb the field. I spawn in as an A20 at the North Base right when all the Bad Guys are attacking. Considered just sitting on the ground providing MG support from the rear gunner, since clearly I was of no value in the air. I sit and watch until everything settles down and most of our guys and the bad guys have fought it out. Then it got quiet and I realized we still were struggling to take the enemy airfield to the west and our airfield was now quiet. There is about 40 minutes left on the game clock. What the hell, might be enough time to do it, and I certainly should be able to get an A20 in the air. With Zed' coaching got set up for carpet bombing the airfield. Took off with Craven in the back seat ( and he complains about the rough ride). Greywolf picks us up on the way over to provide escort. We make it to the Enemy airfield and Grey spots some enemy just beyond the airstrip, he breaks off to keep them busy. I can see Sandy's craters and can tell with two bombs dropped he could not take the landing strip ( one hit, one missed). Grey gives me enough time to line up nice and straight for the other runway. With Grey distracting the bad guys, am able to make a nice drop the whole length of the runway. Boom boom boom boom boom.... Zed is whooping it up in the background and as I make a turn I can see parachutes running down the same line, clean as a whistle There is an enemy aircraft taking shots at our men. I fly in parrallel to the chutes and my rear gunner engages the fighter, eventually shoots him down. Grey is still out there duking it out as well. Zed's drop is successful and we take the field. At least five WingWalker's worked as a team to succeed at getting that done. No single one of us could have succeeded without the other. Like I said, things don't always turn out the way you expect it to.
  3. have not seen it from here either
  4. I think the trick is the dive brakes, was not using those and really struggled to get below 140 to touch down. A lot of extra tires around the runway now. Thanks for the advice, will give her another try.
  5. dub is this with VR or just flying at all? I struggle a bit with any kind of roller coaster or spinning stuff and literally had to stare at the floor during the bad guy scenes of the Incredibles 2, so have been hesitant regarding VR because I too may be a wussy. Vintage plane rides I have to be careful too. No doubt once it is in your head the rest of the brain starts taking over to make it worse.
  6. I was pretty bummed losing the P-38 I was suppose to be transferring between bases, so I spent some time today watching a ReQuium Video ( sorry about the funny Q, sometimes after I fly BOS I lose the small letter Q, but that's another story) Anyway, his tutorial says to stay below 175 on the downwind and than extend the landing gear. First of all you really have to work to get this thing below 175, throttle and pitch almost zero, pulling the nose up etc. ( it is a fun plane, but definitely a bit of a hot rod) Finally get below 175 and drop the gear. As I turn base, watch the air speed and work really hard to get below 150, as I turn final, I am now really flat, sitting at about 120, 130, apply full 100% flaps, get a pretty bad flair ( too flat) and still use every inch of the runway, dabbing brakes the whole way. Guessing it is the flatness that hurt, was hard to get the wheels on the deck, and did not have that friction to bleed off airspeed. ah well, will keep working at it!
  7. Yeah....I figure I used Window 7 for ten years at about $10 a year, think I will be a good citizen and pay to buy the OEM for the new machine. Ended up buying from newegg so I at least know who I bought it from. The basically sell you the product key ( for $129) and than you go thru the exact same exercise as your tutorial video to create a flash drive to boot from ( so thanks for the video).
  8. hmmm, so Windows 10 upgrade is free for existing Windows 7 owners. If my original install is an OEM Windows 7, seems likely that I would need to purchase at least the OEM version for the shiny new computer. Using technique above I could upgrade the Windows 7 OEM to Windows 10 perhaps.
  9. Here is the final components I picked. Still noodling about the OS purchase but the rest is "in the mail". Could have done this for about $300 less, but shot high on the storage and memory. Figure I won't have to mess with this for a long time.
  10. I am highly confused by all the sellers of Windows 10. Chasing Professional 64 bit version. Could go OEM or full purchase. Benefit of full purchase is possible reinstall in the future might be easier ( but unlikely I would need to) 1. Can you do a clean install on a new build via download or should I buy the flash drive version? 2. Anything that looks too good to be true must have drawbacks. Price ranges hugely, see below. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZP883Z2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2JQ3LMQDQPM3C&psc=1 https://www.newegg.com/microsoft-windows-10-pro-full-version-usb-flash-drive/p/N82E16832588529?Description=windows 10 professional 64 bit&cm_re=windows_10_professional_64_bit-_-9SIA85VAMB9752-_-Product
  11. oh yeah and ended up on the phone with Chase...." Yes I am the idiot spending money on all this stuff..."
  12. taking a breath....got the case, motherboard, graphics card and processor.....randomly ended up with a copy of Call of Duty Modern Warfare...seems like something one of Navy Gunners kids would want.....
  13. Perfect, thanks Dub. Will dig in
  14. Been watching way too many videos of swarthy nerd guys with shoulder length hair or short hair and false teeth. Nice to know that the Build Geeks demographic still exists!
  15. since I am shooting the moon, here, going with the M.2 PCIE superfast 1 TB drive for the boot and game application drives, but two 1 SSD drives for storage of images and videos. What I always have wanted to have were two identical drives where I could automatically back up one drive to the other for pictures and graphics. Going all SSD. So one 1 TB drive superfast for boot up and game applications ( M.2 PCIE) Two 1 TB SSD drives with auto back up going on between them so if one fails, the docs are not lost. I bought the case tonight because New Egg had it for $169, with a gift card. Down to the cooler and watching what goes on sale on Friday and after.
  16. Its Windows 10 that is crazy. Price for Windows 10 Professional / USB drive not OEM, varies from $99 to $189
  17. I have my own weird logic about getting comfortable with spending money so have some product loyalty with intel processors ( and Corsair power sources and memory and WD drives ) The biggest breakthrough was convincing myself that I wanted to do the build itself. Going to start buying stuff starting tonight.
  18. Just trying to narrow the field. So the point is the specs are better even if you leave it alone out of the box. Interesting
  19. Been digging in a little deeper.....the stuff in yellow I am set on, working my way up to graphics card, liquid cooler and memory. Found some great video's on cases and realized I was missing the mark. The previous case had almost no usb ports on the front face and I use those a lot. That being said several questions come up. I tend to go for stability versus overclocking, tend to leave everything running at spec ( maybe that is why my system lasted ten years).....but a few questions come up 1. Processor, kept to the straight i7 not unlocked no separate overclocking processor. Doesn't cost much more to get "unlocked" but simple is better for me. 2. Power....750 w enough if I go for a better graphics card (2080 versus 2070)? 3. CD Drive.....The nice cases seem to no longer have slots for cd drives....if I have legacy software or pictures do I have to buy an external drive just to grab info or load old software keys? 4. Windows OS.....yikes, the products sold online are confusing I know I want Windows 10 Professional 64 bit OEM.....but products all over the place, downloadable versus CD versus stick. I assume for a brand new build I am not downloading, would want it on a disc, but not sure. Guess I will need an external CD drive to be able to upload?
  20. The motherboard I’m picking has the new M2 pcie built in SSD slot, so now a third choice for storage, still musing about it chunk what is your strategy for backing up your photography work?
  21. Hoping to be back home and flying
  22. Excellent Bus reference Plague. I wonder if retired Bus Driver’s are more likely or less likely to go on RV trips for entertainment when they retire?
  23. Happy Birthday Fawlty! How is retired life treating you?
  24. Back on the build research....do we need more than 16 gig ram for what we fly
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