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by ianhind
23 Nov 2016, 22:45
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: McAfee or Kyspersky?
Replies: 29
Views: 8260

Re: McAfee or Kyspersky?

McAfee does not get good reviews. I've been using Kaspersky for 2 years and just bought it for another year. Paid £17-99 for 10 devices and have a DVD no just a download. Currently £15 at Amazon for 3 devices: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0157APZ7K/?tag=ho01f-21 If you have not heard of it h...
by ianhind
23 Nov 2016, 22:31
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: Upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 2264

Re: Upgrade

Why an i7 instead of an i5? A quick Google says for gaming save your money and spend it on another component? Anyone have data to prove otherwise? Would not bother with Bluray unless you have some Bluray disks. Not sure about the SSD. Unless you are going to install FS on it (and I don't know the ad...
by ianhind
09 Mar 2014, 19:07
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: M$ strikes again
Replies: 30
Views: 4049

Re: M$ strikes again

My Avast virus checker on the XP box is telling me to abandon Internet Explorer since it won't be updated further on XP and hence switch to Chrome.

Might be worth considering if I even used IE on that PC.
by ianhind
09 Mar 2014, 18:47
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Mystery Aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 1711

Re: Mystery Aircraft

Since that photo of G-DOSC (and the RAF serialled ones have changed to G-DOSA and G-DOSB) , they have moved to Brize Norton but that may not be current situation http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=287&p=205724 There are over 50 currently on the civil register in the UK: search...
by ianhind
09 Mar 2014, 18:08
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Misheard lyrics
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Re: Misheard lyrics

Steve Winwood "Bring me a higher love" has been widely misheard as "Bring me an iron lung"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9olaIio3l8&feature=kp

Not too painful for the 54 seconds of this video before you can make up your own minds ;)

Mentioned on that kissthisguy website
by ianhind
09 Mar 2014, 17:53
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Malaysian 777
Replies: 41
Views: 3083

Re: Malaysian 777

But is there not something GPS based that periodically logs the position / altitude?
That is ADSB
by ianhind
09 Mar 2014, 17:50
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Malaysian 777
Replies: 41
Views: 3083

Re: Malaysian 777

ACARS is the maintenance and general info system. Transmits on VHF around 130Mhz and is further than line of sight. ADSB is used for position tracking by ATC (what you see on FR24). That is line of sight (transmitted at 1090Mhz) but at 30,000 feet typical range can be up to 200 miles. Sounds a lot i...
by ianhind
24 Dec 2013, 20:54
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Ethiopian 787 Repair...
Replies: 24
Views: 2375

Re: Ethiopian 787 Repair...

Quite an extensive flight test - up to FL380 and some sharp turns to check the super glue was ok.

http://ihld.co.uk/ETAOP.jpg

But even more interesting is FR24 log of recent flights - back in service?

http://www.flightradar24.com/reg/etaop
by ianhind
16 Dec 2013, 20:33
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Guernsey Civil Aircraft Register
Replies: 11
Views: 1846

Re: Guernsey Civil Aircraft Register

As Garry says, trying to cash in on the example shown by IoM.

Manx register here:

http://www.homepages.mcb.net/bones/Manx ... er_Reg.htm

And the marks can be re-issued as many times as needed!
by ianhind
16 Dec 2013, 20:26
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Became a Grandad today !!
Replies: 17
Views: 1645

Re: Became a Grandad today !!

West Middlesex hospital - I know that since just across the road from the primary school I went to. And my sister retired as a midwife from there this year :) . Not the easiest place to get to or find somewhere to park.