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  1. Abundant and accessible water below the Martian surface is still pure conjecture. The atmosphere is minimal, as well as is oxygen, but solar radiation is sure abundant. The are also severe dust storms covering millions of square miles from time to time, and are not predictable. The average temperature is about minus 81 degrees F. or so. But perhaps in a few hundred years, advanced technology would possibly allow for the so-called terraforming of the Mars. Until then: Who wants to take a two to three year round-trip there? BTW, most people who reach the peak of Mt. Everest only spend less than 15 minutes up there...
  2. I certainly recall watching I Remember Mama. Pretty amazing that almost every TV program (if not all) was live back then. No re-takes. Although I no idea where Norway was back then, heartwarming it certainly was, even to a little in Brooklyn, NY kid in the 50's... And, today your story was also just as heartwarming, so thanks for that. BTW, my uncle was a TV repair man, and thanks to him, my parents had one of the first TV's on our block. About a 12 " screen!
  3. I purchased the Majestic Dash 8 for FSX shortly after it was introduced: At first light this aircraft looked fabulous inside and out - a rather expensive gem, but well worth it. Little did I know it was an absolute beast, both to fly and to land. I spent much time and effort, and many flights trying to tame it. Read all the sim tips out there to hoping it might help. Alas, all without much success. Results? It's now been relegated to my "mothball" hanger fort the past few years - I gave up...
  4. Alien: The absolute best sc-fi film ever made, esp. considering it's more than 40 years old. Very close second, of course: 2001
  5. So what's next? "Beam me up Scotty!"
  6. Slightly off topic but: Iv'e purchased several FSLabs products over the years, and have been continually frustrated by the rather complicated methods they use to install/re-install payware, point of initiation (ready to fly), and their overly protective methods to protect this payware to the point that user-friendly is out the window...
  7. As Scully and Mulder used to say: "The Truth is Out There"
  8. A guy would have to be single to own one, or perhaps divorced in the near future😏
  9. Hmmmm... What are the chances that the A team will acknowledge a problem with their ATC and outsource it?😉
  10. FYI: As stated many times in this Forum for several reasons, FSX and FSX-Steam should NOT be installed in the Program Files (x86) - but rather should be placed in a root directory of a disc...
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    Genders...

    The notion of gender definitions seems to have become somewhat of an issue in the twenty-first century, in spite of the more serious ills of modern society that certainly warrant more urgent consideration. As this Forum frowns on political discourse, I will let sleeping dogs lie...
  12. I cannot prove it, but I predict that sophisticated AI robots in human form (two arms and two legs) will go to Mars way before people do. I certainly believe they can be taught to pick-up interesting rocks, take soil samples, and load it all into a shuttle for return to Earth. They probably can almost do that very task today! Plus, down the road, they also can be programmed for more intense scientific research like trying to germinate potted plants, deep drilling into the soil and rocks, etc. But the biggest advantage of sending AI explorers: A lot cheaper by billions of $$$ than sending live astronauts!
  13. Going to Mars: OK - who volunteers to spend the next 6 months or so aboard a cylinder with with perhaps less room than a studio apartment, and maybe three or four other shipmates? After that, about a year or more on the return trip? Oh, and likely no gravity, plus a good dose of solar radiation. Besides all that, critical maneuvering to to orbit, and then land safely on Mars, and later, a shuttle ride to back to hopefully meet-up with the mother ship. All with the specter of Murphy's Law in play... Anybody?
  14. Going to Mars: OK - who volunteers to spend the next 6 months or so aboard a cylinder with with perhaps less room than a studio apartment, and maybe three or four other shipmates? After that, about a year or more on the return trip? Oh, and likely no gravity, plus a good dose of solar radiation. Besides all that, critical maneuvering to to orbit, and then land safely on Mars, and later, a shuttle ride to back to hopefully meet-up with the mother ship. All with the specter of Murphy's Law in play... Anybody?
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