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by emfrat
31 May 2020, 21:17
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: Reviving a PC
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Reviving a PC

When I tried to boot up the PC it whirred away but that's all she wrote, no beeps or squeeks that usually give you a clue as to what is non-functional. Allan, the fans start before anything else, then the machine does a Power-On-Self-Test to check that various bits and pieces are present and correc...
by emfrat
10 May 2020, 09:44
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: This is French for.....
Replies: 24
Views: 541

Re: This is French for.....

My late Dad (who taught English) liked to tell a yarn about a 17th century Huguenot who had fled France to start a new life in London. He found some cheap digs in a garret in Southwark, and started learning English. One hot day, after spending hours trying to figure all the '...ough' words, he went ...
by emfrat
09 May 2020, 23:08
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: This is French for.....
Replies: 24
Views: 541

Re: This is French for.....

And of course 'fat chance' and 'slim chance' mean the same :wall:
MikeW
by emfrat
21 Feb 2020, 10:12
Forum: CBFS Forum
Topic: Blown away
Replies: 16
Views: 826

Re: Blown away

Looking at Brisbane below, no more roads and buildings cut in half by waterways, and goodbye oceanic water texture on inland water. BUT; will we lose road traffic in the process? There should be at least half-a-dozen substantial bridges visible in that shot, and I can't see any. If they can generat...
by emfrat
25 Dec 2019, 21:14
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Seasons Greetings
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Seasons Greetings

And me :xgrin:
MikeW
by emfrat
23 Dec 2019, 09:05
Forum: Payware Heads Up!!
Topic: FSAddOn Bristol Freighter
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Re: FSAddOn Bristol Freighter

I saw (and heard) the NZ Aviation Heritage one at Omaka earlier this year. Glorious rumblies :Dance: I have some scrappy video but I found some on YouTube of the same taxi run, which is better quality video, but the musical joke was not a good idea at all. Anyway look here, and form your own opinion...
by emfrat
21 Dec 2019, 09:29
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: How solid are SSDs???
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: How solid are SSDs???

Looks like the reason the repair fell over is a tiny scratch on disc 1, 0.25mm x 3mm. Now I'll have to buy FSX again. Mike - video rental places used to provide a polishing service to repair that sort of damage. I am quite sure there are still some around, even in darkest Victoria. I made an FS9 ba...
by emfrat
20 Dec 2019, 08:12
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: How solid are SSDs???
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: How solid are SSDs???

Hello Mike - I've been revisiting the SSD question lately, because my AFS2 is getting quite large, with lots of hi-res scenery being developed by community members. It's a lot like the UK VFR days, in FS9. When SSDs first appeared, the word was that they were good for scenery storage (write once, re...
by emfrat
18 Dec 2019, 08:44
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Can you identify this one?
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Can you identify this one?

Strictly speaking, Mike, I only said I could identify it, but I didn't actually do so. Joe did :agree: