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Glad to have you back, Paul. Things just didn't feel quite right without you. I share your frustrations with the censorship issue here at Avsim, and I think things have changed for the worse in the past few years. On a lighter note, good luck o/cing your beast even further, just be careful not to start any fires ;) I too am looking to begin a massive o/cing project as soon as I can pick up the components to do so (was supposed to wednesday, then today but my idiot friend can't keep a promise so I don't know when now).regards,Max Cowgill

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Great to see you back Paul!! :-yellow1Murphy(Infrequent poster, frequent lurker!)

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Welcome home Paul... :)We are all learning, each and every day, including the staff here. Glad to see you back.

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Welcome back, Paul. Nice to have you with us again :-wave

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Heya Paul,Its just too addicting, ain't it? :-)That case project/business sound interesting... Once you get a few cases done (or if you have already), I'd love to see some pics. I'm at home this week with some more back problems, so I've spent some idle time doing an experimental "wallpaper" job on a throw-away case. I didn't think the method would work very well, but its turning out somewhat decent. I'm covering and shellacking it with copies of an original Lord of the Rings poster I've had for about fifteen years. I don't have a camera handy at the house right now, so heres a few (very poor quality) shots taken with the web cam:http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d00f9f95705650e.jpghttp://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d00f9ff571c287e.jpg(disclaimer: the above doesn't represent my normal Mod work, just experimenting)Might be an interesting method to add to your Mod arsenal, specially if you're handy with an airbrush as well. There's nothing better to waste time with than experiementing on new Mod methods. :-)Hope you can post some pics of your work.Take care,http://members.rogers.com/eelvish/elrondlogo.gifhttp://members.rogers.com/eelvish/flyurl.gif

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Hi Elrond,:-( Sorry to hear about your back problems, hope you feel better soon.There was something about back problems, and wallpapering a computer case that craked me up. I don't know why, but I almost fell out of my chair. :-)Cool looking case, though. :-)Here is one for you:Told to me by a Chiropractor and a good friend.What's the good news from the Chiropractors Office."Well, a chiropractor will always tell you they can cure your aches. The Good news.... It will take them 30 years to fix it."Or something like that.Regards,Joe :-wavehttp://home.attbi.com/~jranos/mysig.jpg http://avsim.com/hangar/air/bfu/logo70.gif

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Welcome back Paul, I can look forward to more entertaining exchanges between you and Max :-)I do not have the talent to produce add-ons for FS but do appreciate all the time and effort taken by those who do provide excellent add-ons, and usually for free.I can understand the frustration of developers if MS SDK's do not give them the details they require to complete their project, nor do I understand the inability or unwillingness of MS to provide this information.I agree that although FS is supposed to be a 'game',a term I think used to deflect critisism from those who take it more seriously, most who frequent this site consider it far more than a game.After all if just a game why do we spend

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Hey Joe,Oh yea, the ol "Back Problems and Wallpapering" gag... Gets em every time. er... uh... Maybe not. :-lolThanks for the kind sentiments though. I'm sure I'll be on my feet within a couple more days. This is the second time I've thrown it out in the past month though - its really getting old I'll tell ya :-8.Talking about chiropractor's, I'm an unending source of entertainment for the nurses at my chiropractor's office. I've been going there for about ten years and often need ultrasound treatments. Problem is: I've got this insanly uncontrollable mussle twitch that inevitably spreads throughout my entire back whenever ANYTHING non-human touches it - even worse when its a cold slimy instrument. Now its almost routine to have all the nurses gather in the therapy room to watch me squirm like a fish outta water, snickering their heads off whenever I have one done... Humiliating as heck, but the rapt attention from three or four ladies is always nice... My wife doesn't approve and still thinks I fake it. :-lolTake care,http://members.rogers.com/eelvish/elrondlogo.gifhttp://members.rogers.com/eelvish/flyurl.gif

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Elrond, if it is any consolation, if I had a slippery, slimey, "mussle" laying on my muscles, I would probably twitch, squirm and provide unending entertainment too. Problem is, I usually eat mussle and can't afford to use them on my back. :-lol

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>Welcome home Paul... :) >>We are all learning, each and every day, including the staff >here. Glad to see you back.Group Hug! :)OK, at ease! :-rollThanks Tom, I never meant to discourage your efforts here, just had a very hard time expressing my frustration as to what I felt I was seeing.Thanks for the understanding and the kind replys.I agree also with your post concerning the need for better comunity monitoring, and again perhaps we are reflecting the tension filling the air in our world today. Hey, I dunno. But I will try to do my part.Paul

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Thanks Elrond,That case is awsome! Is that vinyl paper?I should mention that I will be also developing a few prototype metal cases covered with exotic veneers (case sides and tops) with solid wood front, doors and bays.First ones will be Antic mid tower and server done in birds eye maple, other selections may be Babinga, Teak, cherry, and quartered White Oak. I have to sort out what design and methods will be used to manufacture the Front/doors and bays. Cases will be done in a vacuum press.I will have a website up with pics and info, but that will be a while yet.Sorry to here about your back, I have a similar problem. Back pain is the worst!!!Over the years, I have found that good exercise and strengthening of the back muscles (not the ones you eat!) has reduced a great deal the re-occurrence of my muscle spasms.May you get well soon!Paul

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Thanks for the kind words Max. :)I will first try to see how high I can get the memory speed to run while maintaining cas2 as well as stability, as I hinted at before, 3Dmark2001SE as well as a good long flight in FS2k2 is very good at this vs. Prim95 as prime only loads the CPU, where 3dmark will let you know that ALL of your components are up to your O/C settings.Anyway, here is is what she is doing now with the most agressive timing settings at the current FSB setting of 170, I dont have any "dreams" of hitting 180 FSB with cas2 and remaining stable but I will see how far she can go.http://www.frontiernet.net/~pleatzaw/images/170FSBmem.jpgPaul

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Welcome back Paul. I consider myself an infant of this forum, and the likes of yourself, Max, Elrond, Chris, and so many others, to be my parents. Each of you provides that "nourishment" (if you catch my drift) that has made the world of flight simulation so spectacular, and I thank you all. I'm wiser than when I started, and I have aspirations of contributing both scenery and aircraft (not to mention advice) as my skills continue to improve. This is due in no small part to all the members of this forum that inspire me. If I may be allowed to carry on with this analogy, I must say that I'm still too young to throw any tantrums (I've only recently learned to talk), but having been here for the last half-year, it's easy to understand how the frustrations can develop. I know that at times the newbies like myself are frustrating, but that's all part of growing up. Some of us will turn out to be crooks, but others will be the next generation of leaders. So hang in there, it will be worth it.I'm glad your back and hope you stay for a long time to come.P.S. After proofing this post, I think I had better stop before this earns me some well placed jabs about changing diapers :-lol

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Thanks Joe!I enjoyed your comments and I do belive in your "revolving door" theory". :-lolTake CarePaul

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Thanks, O logical one! :)Oops! sorry yer the metal guy right? :-lolI agree, if yer gona spend as much as we spend on this hobby you tend to take it a little more "for real".Take Care,Paul

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No Thanks David! I already have enough problems, I mean kids of my own! :-lolReally, thanks for the kind words. :)Paul

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I like your analogy. If we're nothing else, we're about education and community. Your analogy fits right in as we all have come from ignorance and isolation and are growing toward knowledge and community. Okay, my little bit of philosophical meandering is now over... :)

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Actually for this first test, it is simply Windsor Offset 70lb at 4' x 4' sheets. I had a friend of mine in the printing shop next to the office run off a couple copies for me. Since its fairly thick paper (I should have choose something a bit thicker I think), I shellack the back and apply it without it warping (although it did warp a tad when I first started and didn't press it quick enough). Then once its dry, I shellack it on the outside. Doing quickly reproducible centerpieces and artwork this way would be great I believe, along with a bit of airbrush work for masking and finishing. I think. Thats the next experiment.I can't wait to see what designs you come up with and the methods you arrived at getting there. They all sound extremely interesting. If these are to be mass produced, it'd be great if you kept a blog detailing the process and possible pitfalls you run up against (without giving away trade secrets of course :-)). I'd really like to see a cherry version... Thats by far my favorite wood (well, cedar for the smell of course :-)).As for the exercise, I'm on a pretty strict regiment. I've lost some cartilage between my vertebra though, so its a somewhat permanent thing. I usually don't have this much trouble so I'm hoping its just a fluke.Anyway, thanks for the kind sentiment. And I very much look forward to seeing your more than interesting work down the line.Take care,http://members.rogers.com/eelvish/elrondlogo.gifhttp://members.rogers.com/eelvish/flyurl.gif

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