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  1. To rise above the earth , through the clouds of life , and touch the sun is something very special in life . Most folk fly , some treasure it , there is a difference , as James would understand, For me put me 20ft up a ladder I have fear in my heart , put me in a aircraft at 10K feet. I feel free of worldly fears , I guess the angel complex ?, Anyway RIP James a truly great guy From a brother flyboy ,
  2. Canadian cousins Doh , only kidding I love them to bits , as Ca3le says ( my take )this site has endless deep corners, I have often posted and said "Doh" , just shows how Americanized I have become , normaly I would have said , oh dear I have just made a fool of myself , indeed Doh saves keybord stokes ,
  3. good evening Michael ? , or Hi M8 from Biggles UK , I am intrigued by a UK Sat connection. v. rare in the UK, Seen a lot of 56k dialup ,adsl, fibre. Fttc ,Ftth but never Sat , that is totally new to me , please post more details , But I guess TMN is the right place for Sat questions , and never did me any harm only good from dial up through to Fibre to the cabinet ,
  4. OOOH tin foil hat is so out of fashion today (2013 ) , so yesterday, its last year duckie , today its surf board boots to avoid sink holes , and those magalmanic eyes bothlers me some , Just a obsevation from me , LOL my pic from my out of date passport still stands , but I now dye my hair silver to make me look distinguished ,and the glasses add to the retired professor look , it works, I am constantly besieged by 60+ widows seeking a guy to fix household appliances , the alure is a hot home cooked dinner , it never fails on me ,
  5. Dammit ,I guess I got to move to Singapore , but then maybe Singapore is v. close to Dallas , ? just guesing on that , being there is so much Chinese stuff in America , LOL ( Brit humour strikes again ) Just been Testing with my Brit Telecom ISP , using my rock solid 40 X8 conection to TMN Amsterdam Netherlands ,( 300 miles ) repetedly gives. 2.9 down 6 up , while a download from M/soft USA gives 4.4 , and a dreaded Flash test to Kansk USSR (3000 miles) gives 29.8 down 4 up , local UK, admitedly flash tests, gives me 37.5 X 8.2 , to be honest I have given up speed testing full stop , too many varibles IMHO . BTW Pgoodwin, from memory TIP stands for "trouble in paradise ," maybe I am wrong on that ?
  6. Roco Scammed ? Roco Scammed ? Well being the local wise guy , I came close I got a phone call mid lunch ( traditional UK Cod and chips) With a new honey, I took the call outside in the garden . in case it was a winging ex , Well sure my house insurance was due , I had about a dozen letters offering me a better deal, most offering to cut the price by £200 , that made me laugh as I pay £150 I figured they would owe me £50 , ( LOL ) I took the call and renewed my existing house insurance , Gave out all my card details , 1/2 listened to the details , Went back to my near cold lunch then thought on , ( I had given out my card details on a incoming – phone call ,) I tried ring back , not listed , I went into panic mode and phoned my card company . Indeed the insurance payment had been taken by a recognised UK insurance broker And nothing else , sigh of relief from me , I figure I narrowly avoided wallet burn , but it sure wrecked the day Damm, and I thought I was smart guy,
  7. we got the same in the UK , we call ours David Bowie , BTW , having worked in Med research nobody could answer the question in words I could understand WHY, is it if breed dogs with a black bitch and a white male dog , do the offspring arrive some white some black but the majority like a checker board , but human breeding of black/white produce coffee coloured off spring, BTW, nothing racist in this post as in summer I go Olive colour due to my dna inheritance just curious ,
  8. wellcome SibeDad , nice pic of a Siberian Husky , we have a few in the UK but the heat dosn't suit them down south , well maybe it's not the heat but the rain ? , a local Siberian has blue eyes , never seen that in a dog before , _____________ often lived there , cheap county to live in though ,
  9. always found being polite scored . who the hell as a paid erk needs to be personaly insulted by a customer , that only leads to be given the run around , thats the only power he has , heck, got a complaint why chew the ass of a under paid low level guy , make him your frend , you will stand out in his view , and more likely to get past on to higher help if needed ,
  10. @ Granpa I deny any knowledge of living or luving a gal at Chestnut walk Sevenoaks Kent UK , we where just platonic friends Good job you wasn’t my navigator/bomb aimer , your about 20 miles out , Maybe post codes (zip- code ? ) are more accurate , I am at KT 8 9AU (Google Earth)About ½ mile to the west of the Royal Palace , on the north bank of the river Thames , That puts me in Middx , (Middlesex ) lol we have 4 sexes in the uk, Southsex, Eastsex , and Westsex , and there I am stuck in the middle –sex Note we don’t do north-sex , well not often , LOl , Maybe the inaccuracy was on longitude I am West of the meridian line not East , @tommie , indeed Bro would love to visit , but visit it is , not to live , I guess I would be too out spoken , I guess we are all products of our upbringing , your American life style isn’t mine , and surely yours isn’t mine , I personally enjoy the difference , we all need to learn and broaden our views , IMHO , I figure we don’t have any other option , the world today is one mass of folk moving about ,for what ever reason , that won’t stop right or wrong , indeed as Dylon said way back “the times are changing “, Btw Roco is short for Romantic Comedy , forsure life has been a pants down farce,
  11. Thats one long ride dude , thats some road trip , did you raise cain on the way , my ref. is 51.26 00 N - clue > O.22 210 W way higher North , it was 50 F today , ( in proper mesurement = 10 C user name ? I used to be a fly boy , , the boy bit is long past , my next flight might be with a set of angel wings if I get lucky , BTW , when are you guys going ISO metric , ? I am getting tired of firing up a conversion App to convert temps & distance etc
  12. howdy Ark , as a Brit I claim the right to the nitwit title , well we had run out of Dukedoms , so I had to settle for Nitwit ,(lol) but can I ask why is Minnesota called the twin cities , ? is it like Budapest in hungary , it has a river running through the center , one side is Buda others side is Pest so Minnesota would be Minne & Sota ? , do I win the star prize ? BTW admin , Roco is still owed $100 Testmy .Net bucks from years back , I think your tresurer ( Shugs ? ) did a runner with the cash box ,
  13. Fathers day barely exists in the UK , most kids are searching for there’s on google , I took my daughter and grandchildren to the flying club restaurant ,the ex tagged along we all watched some gliders being winch launched , the EX said I would die in one of those , I offered to pay for a flight, the daughter laughing didn't help the day kinda went down hill from then on ,and I paid for the over priced meal, but got a card from my daughter saying #1 dad, a legend in his own lunch time , still trying to work out if that was an insult or praise lol , heck 38 years on, me and the daughter still share the same sense of humour. and the grandchildren are showing the same DNA , thankfully
  14. I use my old software firewall (sygate 5 series ) it has a graph of incoming/out going activity , and for m/s procces explorer whats running on my box , and a monthy check with HijackThis . http://www.hijackthis.de/ (using http://sourceforge.net/projects/hjt/) along with the usual anti Vi , and a regular clean as can be back up, my main concern is whats going out , even Win updates and time gets a no no , on my box untill I decide ,
  15. been seeing 1/2 speed to Dallas for a while now ,@ around 1.9 Mbps Washington is OK though, and about my humble normal , got 40Mbps on the way (1st Jan 2012 )
  16. great going Ca3le . but I object to you using my image , my no win no fee lawyers will be in touch indeed I have been abused so many times on TMN forum
  17. I guess I shouldn't have dropped by I thought it was going to be a Topic about America being a world bully , but dang it's a cartoon , who the hell has ever been bullied by a http://www.littleinkpot.co.uk/index.htm apart from Bush waits ten seconds before the fur starts flying , catch up with you later
  18. Dang me , I got beat by a great guy , being a UK pensioner these days, and saving for the 4000 mile air fare , I just hope I make it one day, if not I will be flying easy in the spirit world , first in line for angel wings ?, well I got my wings in this world , so why not ? , either way if an Albatross ends up in your back yard ,say hi , it could be me reincarnated , and a burger and fries would be welcomed , along with a shot of J.D
  19. loosely back on topic ( I am an ace at derailing my own topic ) the Texas/Dallas weather station , (Old Tech these days ) I got it figured ,the wind speed is via a magnet and reed relays , same as Bicycle digital speedometers . I got some kicking about , the magnet/reed relay gives the pulse ,that gets converted to miles per hour. and it has calibration change abilities , ( different wheel sizes ) wind direction, is also by magnet /and 8 reed relays ,that is easy to convert to cardinal points .and could use LED's to show wind direction , Temperature ? I don't need as I have digital read out displays for inside the house and soil and ambient temps outside well away from the house , wind speed/direction is a going to be a problem , the unit is 100 ft from the house ,and 20 ft high , but surrounded by trees , wind sheer will take it's toll on accuracy , But hell for a total cost of 8 usd , the price of a UK gallon of petrol I can see hours of tech fun . and cheaper than 20 ciggeretts UK
  20. sounds like John Cleese , some of Brit humour at it's best ,
  21. Conuck , the dude . Pony tail ? I now have a rats tail .another month or so , My G/F is going to tie it with a black bow , what I always wanted for 40 years , but was not acceptable in business , the things we have to do to earn a $ , a bit O/T but how I feel today well Autumn is here again ( Fall USA ? ) I have been busy winterizing the house ,garden and workshop , -4 F is forecast this winter, I never added Central heating in this house . but I got the offer from my neighbour Sharon to share her C/H heating if it gets that cold . she is the local angel . helps all in need, best neibour a guy could have, to be honest I would have been back on the road years ago, without her calming influance, ( and odd for me not in a sexual way )just one hell of a good woman that cares, anyway My Picture , the bull is me ! , I think the weight is about the same , the mist and river is as it is today up on the hill UK .
  22. ,It rains every 3rd day in the south UK , and the weather is a compulsory conversation opener in the UK , Indeed even with a hotie , "Good morning " Terrible weather isn't it " never fails a reply is required , all the rain ? the UK is very green , not a brown patch to be seen , sometimes I overdose on green , and have to visit the coast just to see some blue , I wire ?, I figure is a lost art form, it seems to stem from Texas instruments ,I have a vague grasp on the principle ( all to to with a bus polling all the series sensors )., seems a slow way of doing things , maybe that's why it failed ,? but then I thought Win M.E was the bees knees, to add !!! he is sharing my Hair .,
  23. Hey, Tdawn you being unfaithfull again ?, I am a least 2 inches bigger taller than Bro Conuck BTW, nice pic Conuck , good to see folk partying and smiling , I will post a pic of me and grandson James ( the rock musician ) he is now as tall, as me @74 inch , I can't believe I held him in my arms, and pointed out the named stars a while back , Utah , means only one thing to this Brit , "salt flats", given a free ticket and shipping , I would set up my 76 Citroen (37 cubic inch) best yet 92 MPH , to run the 100 MPH, BTW ,Without nitro , injection , or Turbo , .
  24. Just popped in to ask the guys that know , Winter approaches , I been laying down projects to while away the cold dark nights , ( in my case being retired, daytime included ,) I visited a land based Royal Navy cadet ship ? , they were selling things to raise ( Rum ? ) money , being ex RAF ,( Royal Air Force ) I figured why not visit the spew guys . only kidding , I spent time with the Navy guys with with RAF Air Sea Rescue , Dallas 1 wire , ? , the guys sold me ( $1.50 USD ) Dallas weather station, ( I am a sucker for things that have wires attached ) it was boxed and unassembled , ( that was the easy bit ) but it was made to connect to a computer , with a Serial/ Parallel, / USB port interface using a phone jack , the bit in the kit that wasn't inculeded I found (google ) the adapter ,it's $82 USD in the UK , I can't figure spending that on a $1.50 buy . any advise ? BTW, just been told Canada has put the "Royal" back into it's air force and navy , ? how odd , ? , got me thinking , just pay back a bit of wasted tea tax and the USAF could become the RUSAF, regards Roy
  25. Maybe I missed the topic , but Steve Jobs died today , big news on BBC UK and forums over here , indeed a legend , my posting a lame ass tribute topic title ( not mine ) " Apple 'visionary' Steve Jobs dies" sionary' Steve Jobs dies Apple 'visionary' Steve Jobs dies Steve and Apple .? A system I know little about ,apart from over the shoulder surfing some X lion users . mostly graphic folk , I liked what I saw, but not for me a average PC user, but I respect the Jobs /Apple challenge to Gate's Microsoft ,it provided the push, otherwise we would be on a new update of Win 95 , RIP Steve , just 55 years old , indeed the legend will live on ,
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