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  1. well I am in Canada and I am using MyUSA.com to ship it to me. But If you are not comfortable with that go to the microsoft store you can get if got CAD $449.00. Its out of stock on there website but I see its available in store in the Eaton Center or the Yorkdale center if you live in Toronto.
  2. This is my first VR headset but I am willing to bet you will be more pleased with Odyssey+ Allegedly, Screen Door is non-existent and the resolution is 3K ๐Ÿ˜
  3. I cant believe it! last night at midnight. I got my Samsung Odyssey+ into my shopping cart but by the time I got the address and credit card details filled in and clicked process order I got a message saying "Out of Stock". Boy was I word not allowed! Anyway I noticed that The Odyssey stayed in the shopping cart with the $200 discount so I retried it again this morning but got the same out of stock message. But as usual on Sunday I went to Mass and it seems the Lord really does answer prayers because when I got home just about 15 mins ago my Samsung shopping cart was empty but It appeared the Odyssey+ is back in stock and still with $200 off. I added it to my shopping cart and checked out for $299. If you want one get it now before they are sold out! https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/hmd/windows-mixed-reality/hmd-odyssey-windows-mixed-reality-headset-xe800zba-hc1us/
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    X-Plane 11.30 Beta is out!

    I like to try to make an objective apples to apples comparison between point release of Flight Sim. I did this often when I used P3D but this is the first time I've tried it with X-Plane. Granted its not a vanilla comparison between 11.26 and 11.30b4 because I have a whole bunch of freeware addons installed and I guess that compatibility issues might be at the root of the differences evident in the video. When I did this last with P3D V4.2 and V4.3 the result showed virtually no difference between the version on my PC. Not so with X-Plane. Maybe so of you can offer some insight as to why the difference in appearance and frame rate in favour of 11.26. The video was made with a file that was recorded in 11.26 and the same setting in both version. In fact I updated the X-plane and this is the first thing I've done so nothing was changed by me between one version and the other:
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    X-Plane 11.30 Beta is out!

    Its also finally out on Steam ๐Ÿ˜
  6. I think I remember one occasion when Prepar3d was mention in the Nvidia driver release notes relatively early in the life of V2.
  7. That exactly the opposite to my understanding of FFTF. If you enter an FFTF value in the .cfg it has no effect unless the Frame rate is limited. I know from my own testing when I was using P3D that FFTF value has no effect on Frame Rate at all when the it was set to Unlimited. You could put FFTF = 0.99 in your .cfg and it would have no impact on Frame rate at all. On the other hand if you limit your Frame rate to say 30 and increase the FFTF value your Frame rate will drop accordingly. That is my understanding of how dynamic FFTF works. It changes the target frame rate and the FFTF on the fly within set parameters. If I was still using P3D I would use dynamic FFTF. But I suspect that if you set your Frame rate in Display setting to Unlimited while using Dynamic FFTF, the app just changes that to a limited value behind the scenes.
  8. Good question! FFTF is ignored unless the frame rate is set to 60 or less in P3D. In other words if for example you have FFTF = 0.1 in your .cfg and you then set your frame rate in display settings to Unlimited you might as well have set FFTF = 0 because its turned off. Also, even if you have no FFTF entry in your .cfg and you set your Frame rate in Display to 60 or less FFTF =0.33 will be used by the sim by default. I have heard that Dynamic FFTF can use an FFTF value with unlimited Frames but I am skeptical about that. The user interface may show that but in reality I think that probably defies logic Logic FFTF. If you target frame rate is 30 and FFTF = 0.33 that means that 33% of the 1/30th of a second used to produce the frame is dedicated to FFTF. So the the fiber time fraction is 1/90th of a second. Unlimited Frame rate means that the it is mathematically impossible to determine the required fraction.
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    Nail in coffin AFS2...?

    This one says it all! : https://steamcharts.com/cmp/434030,314160,269950 I find the correlation between FSX Steam and X Plane 11 spooky! OK, I get it. The peaks and troughs are day and night but it shows that there is also a geographic concentration of users otherwise those peaks and troughs would not be there. The dip on November 6th was when Flight simmers world wide where on the Prepar3D Website smashing there F5 key because I publicly and incorrectly predicted that V4.4 was going to be release on that day.๐Ÿ™„ On a more serious note I am surprise that many video gamers are interested in democracy!๐Ÿ˜
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    Passengers lying about weight

    Most of the time it would not go beyond a glance at the passenger for me to decide if they where within limits. I only ever took passengers in a 2 seat glider but max weigh and C of G mattered. Being 220lbs myself I declined to take anyone who was "large".
  11. I would say that most people looking at the 1080ti now are looking at the used market. Speaking of cars, I have the same position. The car I currently own, a GMC Terrain, I bought new and if I had been true to form I would have traded it in 3 years ago for a new car. But now I think the smart money is in the used market on cars and computer hardware. Right now you get a hell of a lot more bang for your buck in the used market than you do in the new. I like the term newused! It is of course a marketing term. And speaking of marketing new cars and new computer tech are about 10% innovation and 90% marketing. (the cost I suspect divides up about along those lines too). Of course you need those who pay the top dollar for latest and greatest so we scavengers can prowl Craigslist etc.๐Ÿ˜
  12. When I was an active glider pilot I had 20 to 30 flights a year. The ratio of time on the ground at the airfield to time in the air was about 7 to 1 but the time on the ground is a lot of work and good times too and it cost me on average about $3000 a year and that Included glider rental. Puts the hobby into perspective, does it not?
  13. I don't recall exactly how to do the math but the Mhz value alone tells you nothing about the speed of memory. It always has to be considered in conjunction with the Case latency. The lower the CL value the better. so indeed 3200 mhz can be faster than 4266mhz. There is a lot of marketing hype with memory Mhz values. Memory did make a difference with FSX. The faster the memory the less long frame stutters you would get. I am not sure if that still holds for P3D but I would guess that it does.