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  1. I get the distress expressed here, but as hardware improves and develops, so does the software: that's life, sadly. My lady has knitting design software from the '90s that (probably) won't run on Win10, but she keeps an old computer with XP to use it with. Given that old PCs can be bought for peanuts, surely that's the way to go if you want to run old apps? Regarding Windows 10's alleged install-intrusiveness; I personally found that I didn't have to download it until I wanted to, so I don't understand how this forced install being complained of happened (not judging here, I just don't understand). For my 'puter the install went smoothly; for my lady's (other non-XP, identical machine to mine) it was a struggle; don't know why, but we got there. All in all I'm happy with Win10. It boots faster, and a lot of (very) old stuff I have still runs: MS is generally pretty good with back-compatibilty. Try that with Mac OS! Note that the Win10 free install option is soon to be terminated. Regards -- Mick. That is supremely irritating when that happens: I get butch about it. Force shutdown by holding down the power button for a few seconds and, like, take that forced update! It picks up again when you switch on again.
  2. Yes, cyclones go anti-clockwise, while anticyclones go clockwise It makes sense really since positive angular rotation is anti-clockwise.
  3. Well being European I picked the Airbus A320 family B) Nice neat little (by modern standards) planes. If I really had to choose a favourite commercial jet though, I'd have to go back in time and pick the Sud Aviation Caravelle, if only for its stylish appearance... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sud_Aviation_Caravelle
  4. Those kids display seriously irritating mannerisms... I wondered actually if they were stage-school kids deliberately chosen for "personality"?
  5. That story has apparently been floating around, identically word for word, on the web for a while, and there are doubts as to its existence as anything other than a modern myth. Snopes currently classifies it as "undetermined", and other sites express skepticism. "Tear Jerky Military Fables" http://gullibilityplanet.blogspot.pt/2012/12/tear-jerky-military-fables.html The latter, despite the cynical tone, does contain some analysis as to why the story is unlikely to have much basis in fact.
  6. I like how, in the venerable tradition of computer games/sims, boobs and bum-cheeks must be emphasised on female characters even in an otherwise all-encompassing space-suit..
  7. In Britain it'd be a good Bonfire Night get together (if it isn't raining), as it's usually pretty chilly in November. It might even light up the neighbourhood :lol: . Too hot in summer though.
  8. "Is the light and heat generated by a meteoroid plunging into earth's atmosphere, not energy?" That is almost entirely kinetic energy being converted to heat and light as the meteoroid is slowed by the atmosphere. Iron, for example, in the object would burn off (oxidize) at those temperatures but its contribution would be small.
  9. "A tiny meteoroid punching through a wing tank like a cannon shell..." It would have slowed down to freefall speed by the time it reached the plane. Of course if the plane and the meteoroid collided then the plane's speed would itself be enough to cause major damage to the plane.
  10. Play Flight Simulator on their laptops? :lol:
  11. Great to see the forums back up again. :clapping:
  12. I wonder if he was listening to these guys... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asleep_at_the_Wheel :LMAO: :Yawn:
  13. Yep, boas festas and feliz natal to all!.. :Party:
  14. Posts like WestAir's are how urban myths get started :lol:
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