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26th Oct 2021, 18:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By aerobelly

Vi has won the tussle! (I used emacs before vi at...

Vi has won the tussle! (I used emacs before vi at the beginning of the '80s and was happy to switch.)

If the file was in EBCDIC I don't think Notepad would find anything but garbage, it's very...
25th Oct 2021, 17:34
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By aerobelly

This outfit claim to able to read them - Sublime...

This outfit claim to able to read them - Sublime Text (https://www.file-extensions.org/sublime-text-file-extensions#desc) If they want money for a copy to run on your OS and it's not worth it for...
18th Sep 2021, 19:43
Replies: 3,240
Views: 416,436
Posted By aerobelly

Noticed on FR24, looked up and clocked an Avro...

Noticed on FR24, looked up and clocked an Avro Anson just about to pass overhead. Out of Rougham, on its way to Duxford for the BoB Day show I expect.
20th Aug 2021, 16:43
Replies: 10
Views: 3,155
Posted By aerobelly

Thank you radar101 for looking up these details,...

Thank you radar101 for looking up these details, much more than I have ever known about Pat Waters. I hope Buster11 gets equal success in the search.

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19th Aug 2021, 20:12
Replies: 10
Views: 3,155
Posted By aerobelly

# Very useful, thank you. To put a bit...

#
Very useful, thank you.

To put a bit more flesh on the bones, Col. Waters was invited to see the Zeppelin works at Friedrichshafen and of course took his young son, and my grandmother to look...
19th Aug 2021, 17:47
Replies: 10
Views: 3,155
Posted By aerobelly

Thank you so much for that pointer! I was able to...

Thank you so much for that pointer! I was able to find the fate of a young man that my grandmother was nanny to while his father served as British Military Attaché in Berlin in circa 1900-03. Died...
24th Jan 2020, 22:20
Replies: 71
Views: 20,762
Posted By aerobelly

Possibly in someone else's legal terms, but...

Possibly in someone else's legal terms, but Marshalls did put on a superb airshow for their own airfield and over half the city of Cambridge for their 100th anniversary. Right over their hangers,...
12th Jan 2020, 19:18
Replies: 683
Views: 1,667,891
Posted By aerobelly

Also consider change in circumstances on the...

Also consider change in circumstances on the ground, a shift change perhaps? Earlier crew heads for prayers or food and new crew not briefed adequately.

'a
11th Jan 2020, 19:32
Replies: 683
Views: 1,667,891
Posted By aerobelly

gums, SAMXXV's post is #402 in this topic....

gums,

SAMXXV's post is #402 in this topic. direct link here:

https://www.pprune.org/10659991-post402.html

'a
5th Aug 2019, 18:27
Replies: 104
Views: 84,517
Posted By aerobelly

Sometime between 1977 and 1983 Car & Driver...

Sometime between 1977 and 1983 Car & Driver magazine (USA) published an article in which its staff took their favourite tipple to a test of how drink affected their driving. Various tasks driving...
2nd Aug 2019, 19:02
Replies: 30
Views: 7,081
Posted By aerobelly

First home computer was a 1985 Sun Microsystems...

First home computer was a 1985 Sun Microsystems 2/120 workstation deemed obsolete and surplus to requirements at work in 1987. In fact I had two and cannibalised them to build one super workstation...
13th Mar 2019, 22:24
Replies: 7
Views: 2,181
Posted By aerobelly

Yes, it is the new rule, See: Dronesafe ...

Yes, it is the new rule, See: Dronesafe

There is a zoomable map showing the extent of each restricted area.

Click the airfield to get the phone number of local ATC.


'a
29th Oct 2018, 17:30
Replies: 30
Views: 6,011
Posted By aerobelly

My recollection of being on drawing board in the...

My recollection of being on drawing board in the UK 1960/70s is that we pretty much always used 3rd angle. 1970/80s in the USA I was trying to sell them CAD programs and only did examples for...
27th Sep 2018, 21:48
Replies: 26
Views: 4,151
Posted By aerobelly

Not commercial, just friends with puddle-jumpers....

Not commercial, just friends with puddle-jumpers. Carbon-fibre puddle-jumpers ....

For European travel I now stick to Eurostar, SNCF, etc. Quiet, comfortable, only the Great Northern...
26th Sep 2018, 20:11
Replies: 26
Views: 4,151
Posted By aerobelly

Some good experiences: Newark to San Fran...

Some good experiences:

Newark to San Fran late 1970s, flight I was booked on was cancelled and pax were transferred to a different airline. That new service was a 747 with more cabin crew than...
24th Sep 2018, 18:01
Replies: 26
Views: 4,151
Posted By aerobelly

Arrived in Boston on a full 747 in the mid 1970s....

Arrived in Boston on a full 747 in the mid 1970s. On 4th July. How long did it take the single immigration officer on duty to process a 747-sized passenger queue? Four hours.

I Learned About...
11th Jun 2018, 18:27
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By aerobelly

Test it frequently, about once a month will do. ...

Test it frequently, about once a month will do. The wretched things, even expensive commercial ones, can deteriorate without warning. Of course do the test with no work to loose on the computer. I...
18th Mar 2018, 18:43
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By aerobelly

Gifsicle is the tool I use for such operations...

Gifsicle is the tool I use for such operations <https://www.lcdf.org/gifsicle/>

" Gifsicle is a command-line tool for creating, editing, and getting information about GIF images and animations. ...
9th Feb 2018, 19:38
Replies: 9
Views: 1,797
Posted By aerobelly

Limoges airport wasn't too bad last time I used...

Limoges airport wasn't too bad last time I used it, but for trips to that area this decade I've used Eurostar/SNCF. Sooooo much more pleasant that it's worth the extra.

Cambridge airport was...
3rd Jan 2018, 19:33
Replies: 22
Views: 5,782
Posted By aerobelly

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu...

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/ has what is currently known. To the public anyway.

'a
30th Sep 2017, 17:55
Replies: 12
Views: 2,961
Posted By aerobelly

Factory settings do not generally have a BIOS...

Factory settings do not generally have a BIOS password IME. There is often a couple of pins to short with a jumper that will do a full revert -- if you have or can find the motherboard manual.

...
15th Aug 2017, 19:02
Replies: 24
Views: 3,796
Posted By aerobelly

SD cards are fine, just need to get into the BIOS...

SD cards are fine, just need to get into the BIOS and enable boot first from "other" depending on BIOS nomenclature or interrupt the boot process to get to "select boot medium". All my computers are...
7th Jul 2017, 20:20
Replies: 21
Views: 5,088
Posted By aerobelly

I normally traveled in business suit but no tie. ...

I normally traveled in business suit but no tie. One trip through the then-new current Stansted terminal I experimented with tee-shirt and jeans. That was a different experience! Although the...
6th Jan 2017, 19:13
Replies: 49
Views: 31,021
Posted By aerobelly

My first thought too. And for the...

My first thought too.



And for the props to make the slashes the motors would all have to have been twisted 90degree (*exactly*) by the first impact on the nose. Otherwise there should be...
2nd Jan 2017, 14:49
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By aerobelly

So the XP machine put the files on the external...

So the XP machine put the files on the external HD? It is probable that the Win7 machine thinks you are a different person without the right permissions. If you still have the XP m/c why not plug...
8th Oct 2016, 18:06
Replies: 4
Views: 3,461
Posted By aerobelly

Not owning a smart phone, I was wondering can...

Not owning a smart phone, I was wondering can apps be used on a laptop/desktop?

Yeees, but it's a bit messy. You need to get the Software Development Kit (SDK) for your lap/desktop's operating...
8th Oct 2016, 17:53
Replies: 12
Views: 4,361
Posted By aerobelly

"....didn't see it standing outside Tesco's on...

"....didn't see it standing outside Tesco's on Newmarket Road".

Crew doing a bit of shopping were they?

Nah, take too long to get it along Newmarket Road from Marshall's. There was one of...
6th Oct 2016, 21:46
Replies: 12
Views: 4,361
Posted By aerobelly

So that's what's what it was! I heard it but...

So that's what's what it was! I heard it but didn't see it standing outside Tesco on Newmarket Road. It may have been a beat-up, or a touch-n-go because it definitely went off upwind making a lot...
21st Sep 2016, 20:25
Replies: 4
Views: 3,407
Posted By aerobelly

If it's a long reply, and might require a bit of...

If it's a long reply, and might require a bit of internet searching I write in a text editor in a terminal window and copy/paste after smell chucking etc.

Saves a lot of WTFDTSSDT?


Hmmmm --...
17th Sep 2016, 23:30
Replies: 18
Views: 3,598
Posted By aerobelly

Knoppix is good and readily available. There are...

Knoppix is good and readily available. There are other more specialised rescue distros available but I'd have to go through my Big Box of DVDs.


Mike
12th Jul 2016, 19:10
Replies: 33
Views: 8,470
Posted By aerobelly

"Allamagoosa" by Eric Frank Russell. Won a Hugo...

"Allamagoosa" by Eric Frank Russell. Won a Hugo Award in 1955.

Good yarn.


'a
2nd Jul 2016, 20:31
Replies: 2
Views: 1,611
Posted By aerobelly

Is it .xls or .xlsx -- the later is easier to...

Is it .xls or .xlsx -- the later is easier to troubleshoot in principle. If it's not sensitive you could PM me a copy, I have a couple of non-Microsoft programs that might be able to read it, and if...
18th Jun 2016, 17:41
Replies: 2
Views: 1,986
Posted By aerobelly

If you are using Windows Media Player try...

If you are using Windows Media Player try downloading VLC. It's free and works well, just be careful where you download it from, make sure you get the official copy to avoid having malware added to...
9th Jun 2016, 19:02
Replies: 5
Views: 2,361
Posted By aerobelly

Here's a similar deal, only $100,000 at list...

Here's a similar deal, only $100,000 at list price. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15233939109/in/album-72157647876208459/ Didn't sell that well either, but they did sell some. There's...
9th Jun 2016, 18:10
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By aerobelly

Hotel Golf, it's www.wetroads.co.uk...

Hotel Golf, it's www.wetroads.co.uk (http://www.wetroads.co.uk/)

I tried it because last night I was looking at one of my 1960/70s 1" rally navigation maps and remembering the hours it would take...
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