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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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