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Steve Dra

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    USN AT1, served on several ships on the east coast. Avionics Tech on the SH-3 Seaking

    Aircraft painter for Flightsim.

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  1. Voted...and I didn't even have to show my voter ID! ๐Ÿ˜
  2. One of the planes that started it all! Great shots! Love the 1st one. I bet Louie was petrified the 1st time he pushed the throttle forward on the 1st flight...and probably actually kissed the ground when he landed. ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. These are some of my fav pics and the feeling of breaking thru the overcast...and then going the 2nd overcast and finally on top....breathtaking. Just out of the 1st layer....climbing to the 2nd one (did not pick up ice in the 1st layer) I was floored when I saw the hole in the upper layer the sun shining thru on top of the 1st layer..... Finally on top...and letting the boots knock the ice off the wings I picked up thru the 2nd layer. Yep....one of my favorite parts of this sim.....breaking out of an overcast. ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. ATL for me has always been an issue...when I first flew there when MSFS released, it was a slideshow compared to other major cities. One thing I found to really help was to turn down the tree density. It seems that area is so stuffed full of trees that it has an impact. I have not flown there with the recent release.....but this may help in general (and I can't tell the visual difference with tress at medium/low in normal flight) BTW, I am also getting pauses as well in certain areas, not FPS issues but .5 to 1 sec pauses...in this latest release.
  5. The last pic of the roadrunner is totally fake! We ALL know a real roadrunner looks like this:
  6. I have an unused 3080 that I'm giving away to the 1st $10,000 that hits my Venmo account. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have already seen folks on Craigslist selling them for $3k....just ridiculous. Kidding ! (I do not have a 3080 laying around, but predict if the miners get too hard up, $10k won't be a number they're willing to go to to fill out their mining rig). Sadly, this trend has all but eliminated the possibility of simmers getting a 30 series card at anywhere close to retail. I've completely given up and will run with my 2070 super for the foreseeable future. I hate where the GPU market is today...its disgusting. My 2nd Pfizer dose knocked me for a loop as well (a few months back) and I think that is the general theme as I've noted by reactions from all my coworkers (all fully vaccinated due to we're all in healthcare)...we all noted that the 1st vaccine...almost no post-symptoms....2nd dose...kaPow! I had the exact same symptoms as you....in addition to severe exhaustion....could not get out of bed without extreme effort. Well worth it though as I'm now confident that I'm safe from acquiring or spreading the virus.
  7. Yep....from the moment I finally discovered it...it is now burned into my memory as the 1st thing I check (and suggest to others) when I see odd flight behavior. Turns out to be the cause in most cases...not sure why it switches on its own. ๐Ÿ˜ž
  8. LOL...literally typing the solution at the same time....JYNX!!! ๐Ÿคฃ (You posted faster though)
  9. Make sure your flight model setting has not unexpectedly and spontaneously changed from "Modern" to "Legacy". This happened to me a while back and confounded me that the default Bonanza with Robert's mod would do the same thing you're describing, but other unmodded planes seem to be OK (they were not...but were controllable at least.) Drove me batty and I did NOT change it.....it changed on its own!
  10. I'm thinking a few years down the road there will be 2-3 Terabytes of RAM built into the CPU's architecture with the only latency to consider would be the time it took to move the data the few nanometers from the core to the memory address....no busses or interfaces slowing it down. Your entire Windows session and MSFS could be loaded into instantaneous memory. ๐Ÿ™‚ But sadly, even all those years from now...we still won't be able to buy a GPU for simming/gaming (at retail or even close to it) so we'd all STILL be stuck on 1080s, 2070s, a few 30 series and some old AMDs while the crypto-miners owned all the new 6000-7000 series video cards. ๐Ÿ™„ I'm seeing 3090s on Cragislist for $4000....just insane...but I bet a miner would pick it up and calculate he'd have to mine for 3 weeks to cover the 4k on his 30 GPU rig...then its pure profit after that.
  11. You can build them...just can't fly them (they are pretty to look at after all)
  12. Will listen on Guard for the ELT beep I hope I don't hear.
  13. So what I understand about the coincidental factor here....If a fish buys a a condo in Manhattan, I will likely fart? Or do I have to see my dog watching me make broccoli...then fart, pilot a huge container ship across the Suez Canal, and THEN the fish will be more likely to buy a condo in Manhattan? Or can we extrapolate and just say when a fish farts on the deck of a containership in the Suez Canal....my dog will watch me make broccoli? Yeah....I think the 2nd one is more likely. ๐Ÿ™‚ However....suppose the fish is NOT Chinese, rather North Korean? Will he 1st have to launch a short range ICBM after a world leader calls another one a killer, then invites him to a eco-conference? Naw....that would never happen...going with a generic farting fish that influences property sales in Manhattan while blocking the Suez Canal.
  14. Actually that would be a direct cause/effect....so it would not apply here. ๐Ÿ˜‰ However I could have said that I farted after eating the broccoli and ever since...whenever my dog sees me making broccoli, the Suez Canal is blocked by a huge freighter....so in essence whenever I see my dog watching me make broccoli, there will be a world-wide disaster at the Suez Canal. THAT.......is the same type of cause/effect I envision when I see no raindrops in MSFS when using a display port connection. ๐Ÿ™‚ I seriously in my mind can't see how a video cable choice can alter the inner workings of an app.....any app. All it does is push the video signal from the card to the display....right? Unless there is some sort of bandwith/load shedding algorithm built into the app that starts shutting down GPU-intensive features ON THE FLY (pun intended) when the signal degrades....however even then....I thought display port had much better throughput than HDMI...so that again leaves me scratching my head. ๐Ÿคจ
  15. I ate broccoli last night and did NOT win the lottery. So I imagine if I don't eat broccoli before the next lotto drawing I WILL win the lottery? The 2 lines above make the same amount of sense relationship-wise as to this phenomenon in MSFS. I'm not saying that its not actually happening, but as most here seem to agree that the relationship is bizarre at best. BTW.....I took a shower yesterday 30 mins earlier than I normally do, and a dog pooped on my lawn....I'm never doing that again! ๐Ÿ˜‚
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