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Gaining An R.A.F Pilots Brevet In WW II

Old 12th Apr 2017, 14:01
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I think a collective sigh of relief greets your return, Danny. Welcome back
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 15:20
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Great you are back, Danny. Stay safe and well
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 16:03
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I have just congratulated Danny being back on the Pilot's Longevity thread. It reminds me of a joke years ago when a little boy is talking to a pilot.

"I want to be a pilot when I grow up."

"You can't do both."

I hope that like Danny I never grow up , and then get old.
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 17:22
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Delighted to see you back, Danny, we'll understand you cannot post so easily, clearly ancient Danny CPU far outlasts modern laptop CPU.
**** CREWROOM BOREDOM ALERT ****
Indeed your return has inspired me to return to Poona 1946, stand by
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 17:46
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Danny - Welcome back!
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 19:16
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Welcome back Danny
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 19:55
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Well if someone who knows how would like to crowd fund a new large screen PC/laptop for Danny I'd throw in 20 today. 50 days is too much to miss.
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 21:03
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
Well if someone who knows how would like to crowd fund a new large screen PC/laptop for Danny I'd throw in 20 today. 50 days is too much to miss.
Here's another 20. Anybody else?
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 21:18
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Thanks, chaps, for the warm welcome back (glad to be back !)

ORAC (#10449) and ricardian (#10450), ............... No, No, please, Gentlemen !

A generous offer indeed, Sirs - but no thanks ! (don't think the job'll take anyway near as long as that): I'm no techician, but imagine that once you have got the old female connector out, and the new one to hand, a soldering iron and twenty minutes, then another twenty to put everything back, should be enough. (But I may be talking through my hat - it wouldn't be the first time !)

I stand to be corrected.

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Old 12th Apr 2017, 21:22
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Nobody repairs anything these days - integrated boards with nano sized connectors - everything is disposed of Danny. You won't get your old machine back repaired. They'll replace with an "equivalent" second hand machine". Which won't be.

You need an iPad Pro and I am happy to contribute.
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 21:56
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Learning Difficulties.

ORAC (#10452),
...nano sized connectors...
Dunno about that. Nice big plug, carries thick end of 20V DC; hole to match.

Mind you, if they do give me a 'new' (2/h) one, am up creek sans paddle, as it has taken me six years to get a grip on what I've got (inc resident gremlin); now much too old a dog to learn any more new tricks.

iPad Pro ? - I don't even know what that is, never mind operate one !

Keep your money in your wallets, Gentlemen, please.

Danny.
 
Old 13th Apr 2017, 01:35
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Nice to see you again Danny 42C.
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Welcome back, Danny! Great to see you posting again. Like you, I cannot come to terms with the "use it, then bin it" ways of today. We dinosaurs must stick together!
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 07:01
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Great news Danny is back (except for the computer problem)!
Just seen that you are back and in good form, the crew room can get going again. Did you notice the pause in story telling while you were off line? It shows the respect you are held in by all who follow this thread of threads.
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 08:21
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Hi, Danny ... welcome back! Your turn to put a brew on, I think

(And welcome back to me too, having just survived the 24h + return journey from Arizona )
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 12:28
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Great to have you back Danny
Sorry to hear that the laptop is in need of a bit of TLC - infuriating things especially when the u/s gizmo is worth only pence!
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Old 13th Apr 2017, 13:08
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Chugalug (#10455) - and thanks to all the others who've welcomed me back so heartily,

You've put the finger on it:
...Like you, I cannot come to terms with the "use it, then bin it" ways of today. We dinosaurs must stick together!...
No, we can never be rid of the "make do and mend" mentality of our distant youth. I'm truly humbled by ORAC's generous offer, but (luckily) am in a position where I could buy a dozen new touchscreen laptops if I wanted and feel no pain.

But I "wasn't brought up that way" (as we used to say), we saved our pennies for a rainy day, when your sock had a hole, your Mum darned and darned it until there was more darn than sock. For you never know what the future holds.

In like manner my six year old Acer is "one of the family", you might say, for all its faults (and they are legion), I will stay with it (on the "devil you know" principle) as long as it stays with me.

Cheers to all for Easter, Danny (there is life in old dogs yet).

PS: Tastes vary, but if you're one of the few who haven't seen "Peter Kay's Car Share" (BBC1) yet, Series 2 is on iPlayer, but Series 1 (only on DVD now [Brazilian River - very reasonable] - best seen first ) - is more than worth the money. Try it ! D.

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Old 13th Apr 2017, 13:25
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MPN11 (#10457),

Welcome back from Arizona - and think of all those lovely Air Miles ! Never could get the sense of paying good money for what they used to pay me for. No more flying for me now until I'm fitted with my white smock, wings and harp (fat chance !).

Kettle on.

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Old 13th Apr 2017, 15:56
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Thanks for the brew, Danny.

Yes, lovely 'air miles', renewing our BA Gold frequent flyer status for another membership year. Hawaii (Maui) next stop
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Great start to my weekend. Nice one Danny
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