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  2. Believed to be only the fourth A6M flying today, a freshly restored Zero has taken to the air over Japan. https://japantoday.com/category/national/WWII-Zero-fighter-takes-to-the-skies-over-Japan
  3. Morning y'all, clear skies and 59F, but higher humidity this morning. Expecting sunshine and 89F for a high and even more humidity tomorrow.
  4. Hmmm... could easily steer this topic into a discussion on the effects of prohibition.
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  6. getting real close know.. did you guys see the E3 vids?? they also released a official video..
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  8. Great attention to detail there Home Fries.
  9. Just to set the record straight with all you California wannabees in the other parts of this poor, confused country, I HATE drugs and drug users, and, if given the chance, would incarcerate without parole every damned dealer the Cops and DEA found, with no possibility of parole. Mexican Mafia members would be executed without trial or excuses until this horrible, Satanic, drain on the young people ceases to exist. One of my daughters and her husband were drawn into the web and became dealers of meth, until they saw the dangers and managed to move away from the area. I still won't speak to them unless absolutely necessary as the husbands conversation is so screwed up and foul that I can't stand it. Yes, I REALLY hate drugs and drug users!
  10. Whizkid gets confused when the subject of irrigation comes up. He doesn't remember if you mean his "herb" garden or his "intestinal" tract.
  11. Morning y'all, clear skies and 54F. Expecting sunshine and a high of 82F today, the summer heat returns tomorrow.
  12. So I guess that means you were busy tending your "herb" garden?
  13. Morning all. 67F and rain/thunderstorm. Showers and storms likely. Some may be strong to severe with heavy rain. Wind out of the South at 15-30 MPH. High of 80F.
  14. Frigidaire Ad - June 1943 1940: The Alien Registration Act (the Smith Act) passed by the US Congress requires aliens to register and be fingerprinted. The Act makes it illegal to advocate the overthrow of the US government. 1940: German aircraft bomb Jersey. *Marie Wilson 1940: British government recognizes de Gaulle as leader of 'Free French'. Channel Islands demilitarized and partially evacuated. 1940: The Pope offers to mediate between Britain, Germany and Italy. Marie Wilson 1940: Following an ultimatum to the Romanian government, the Red Army occupies Bessarabia and the northern part of Bukovina. 1940: Marshal Balbo, the Governor-General of Libya is killed when his plane is shot down by another Italian aircraft. Marie Wilson 1941: Vannevar Bush is named as director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD), which has just been created by President Roosevelt. 1941: Army Group Centre's Panzer Groups meet to the east of Minsk, capturing the city and trapping 27 Red Army divisions in a pocket to the west. Army Group South meets tougher than expected resistance in its drive through the southern Ukraine. 1941: Albania declares war on the Soviet Union. Marie Wilson 1942: FBI captures eight German agents that have landed by U-boat on Long Island. 1942: Low clouds cover the skies over the Ukraine, providing a suitably ominous overture to Operation 'Blau', the German summer offensive. Field Marshal Fedor von Bock ("The Preacher of Death") hurls three armies and 11 Panzer divisions East in a massive assault whose objective is nothing short of the Caucasus mountains and oilfields. In classic blitzkrieg style, the Germans fan out across open steppe and grassland, crushing the 40th Army, folding the 13th Army northward and disintegrating the reeling 21st and 28th Armies. Russian troop command crumbles under the drive. Russian logistics, exhausted by the Moscow counteroffensive, cannot keep up with the demand. A German sergeant tells Propaganda Kompanie men "It's quite different from last year, it's more like Poland. The Russians aren't nearly so thick on the ground. They fire their guns like madmen, but they don't hurt us!". That evening, in Sevastopol, German troops cross North Bay under a smoke screen and seize the southern shore, capturing Inkerman in the process. Mobilgas Ad - June 1944 1942: 2 freighters and 1 tanker from convoy PQ-17 suffer accidental damage and are forced to abort. 1942: German advance units capture Fuqa and report increasing confusion in the retreating British units. Marie Wilson 1943: Cologne Cathedral is badly damaged in a raid. 1944: The British 2nd Army's 'Operation Epsom', designed to break through the German defenses near Caen is halted by the fierce resistance of the I and II SS Panzer Korps. Marie Wilson 1944: The Russians take Mogilev and cross the Berezina river surrounding most of German Ninth Army. 1945: The Japanese casualty figures on Luzon are 113,593 killed and U.S. loses are just 3,793. Marie Wilson *Lovely, innocent-looking, well-endowed comedienne Marie Wilson was a featherbrained delight whose inane spoutings reminded one instantly of a Gracie Allen in the making. Unlike Allen, however, Marie was a knockout -- with high cheek bones, a wide slash of a mouth and a figure that wouldn't quit. Born Katherine Elizabeth Wilson on August 19, 1916 in Anaheim, California, her family moved to Hollywood after her father's death and Marie immediately began setting her sights on an entertainment career. Educated at Miss Page School and the Hollywood Cumnock School for Girls, she earned her first Hollywood contract at age 15 and played Mary Quite Contrary in the Laurel & Hardy film "Babes in Toyland" (1934). Marie Wilson A Broadway dancer in her early years "Music Hath Charms" (1934), she played in impresario Ken Murray's consecutively popular "Blackout" shows of the early 1940s in Los Angeles doing a mock striptease. She became the quintessential giggly 'dumb blonde' and adroitly moved to "B" level films, eventually scoring in a number of light, fizzy entertainment including "Satan Met a Lady" (1936), "Boy Meets Girl" (1938), "Rookies on Parade" (1941) "She's in the Army" (1942), "The Fabulous Joe" (1947), "A Girl in Every Port" (1952), "Never Wave at a WAC" (1953), and "Marry Me Again" (1953). She capitalized well on this image and reached her zenith in the successful radio, TV and movie versions of "My Friend Irma" (1949). Most of her subsequent kooky characterizations from then on were patterned on her Irma persona. During World War II, she was a volunteer performer at the Hollywood Canteen. She was also a popular wartime pin-up. Marie Wilson featured on the cover of "My Friend Irma" #5 (October 1950) An ambitious woman known to do crazy stunts for publicity, Marie took to the stage, nightclub and TV circuits once her film career bottomed out after the spectacular arrival of Marilyn Monroe. On the road in summer stock and dinner theater engagements, Marie appeared to fine advantage in such well-suited vehicles as "Bus Stop," "Born Yesterday and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." One of her last roles was in animated form as a voice in the cartoon "Where's Huddles?" (1970). Married three times, she had an adopted son, Gregson, by her last marriage to TV producer Robert Fallon. Her first two unions, which ended in divorce, were to director Nick Grinde and actor Allan Nixon. Marie had undergone surgery several times for cancer by the time she lost her battle with the disease on November 23, 1972 at age 56 in Hollywood, California. TRIVIA: Measurements: 34 1/2-19-36 (as a teen starlet), 39D-23-38 (measured in 1952), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine) Height: 5' 5 1/2" She was awarded 3 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard; for Television at 6765 Hollywood Boulevard; and for Motion Pictures at 6601 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. Spouse: Robert Fallon (15 December 1951 - 23 November 1972) (her death) Allan Nixon (1942 - 29 December 1950) (divorced) Nick Grinde (? - ?) (divorced)
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  16. At long last! After 10 years, the Black Gate! Here Hammerwulf is reconnoitering the Morannon, with the Towers of the Teeth, Carchost and Narchost, on either side. And an even closer view (participating in Aragorn's parlay with the Mouth of Sauron)
  17. The final three squadron packs are up: VA-34 Blue Blasters VA-85 Black Falcons VMA(AW)-332 Moonlighters
  18. This forum software sucks big time... I tried to write outside the spoiler tags: I have no idea whether these have anything to do with decompression though...and if it is, it's impossible to decode
  19. Time is a problem... For information only, we know that 'JR' in Intel format is 21066 and 'RA'= 16722 and we see subroutines like this in TAW. ..where for RA sub 5f8428 is: ..and for JR sub 5f8778 is:
  20. Perfect summer weather today!
  21. Morning y'all, partly cloudy skies and 60F. Expecting a partly cloudy day with a high of 81F.
  22. Morning all. 47F under clear skies. Mostly sunny, comfortable. High of 77F.
  23. General Electric Ad - June 1942 1940: All French ships in British ports are seized by the Royal Navy. 1940: German troops reach Franco-Spanish border. *Lauren Bacall 1940: Romania agrees to cede Bessarabia to the USSR. 1940: French C-in-C in Syria accepts armistice terms. 1940: Japanese troops occupy part of the Hong Kong peninsula. Lauren Bacall- YANK Pinup Girl - November 1944 1941: German forces capture Bobruisk and Przemysl. Hungary declares war on the Soviet Union and agrees to send troops to help Army Group South. 1941: Denmark severs diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union. Lauren Bacall 1942: The FBI announced the capture of eight Nazi saboteurs who had been put ashore from a submarine on New York's Long Island. 1942: Convoy PQ-17 sets sail from Iceland. It consists of 35 merchants, 3 rescue ships and 2 tankers for refueling and is heavily loaded with 297 aircraft, 594 tanks, 4246 lorries and gun carriers, plus an additional 156,000 tons of cargo. The convoy is to be guarded by 21 close escorts, 7 warships from a cruiser covering force and a further 19 warships in a distant covering force. All told 1 aircraft-carrier, 2 battleships, 6 heavy cruisers, 23 destroyers, 4 corvettes, 3 minesweepers, 2 AA ships, 4 ASW trawlers are to protect the convoy. Additionally, 15 submarines, six of them Russian are placed ahead of the the convoy. Lauren Bacall 1942: Dr. Heinisch, the German administrator in the Przemysl area, issues a public instruction. "Every Ukrainian or Pole who attempts by any means whatsoever to impede the campaign for the deportation of Jews, will be shot. Every Ukrainian or Pole found in a Jewish quarter looting Jewish homes will be shot. Every Ukrainian or Pole attempting to conceal a Jew will be shot." In the next month, 24,000 Jews from western Galicia, Heinisch's district, pass through Przemysl. All are taken to Belzec and killed. 1942: German troops begin to outflank the British positions at Mersa Matruh. As this happens the British start to withdraw towards the El Alamein line, confirming radio intercepts that had indicated they would. GMC Ad - June 1942 1944: The British gain Hill 112 in Normandy. 1944: The Red Army recaptures Orsha on the Dnieper and destroys the trapped German 53rd Korps near Vitebsk. Further gains are reported by the Russians at Mogilev to the South of Vitebsk. 1944: The American Army captures the port city of Cherbourg, France. Lauren Bacall 1945: The U.S. Sixth Army reaches Aparri, effectively ending the campaign on Luzon. 1945: In a sure sign the war is winding down, the Ford company lays off workers at its Willow Run airplane factory near Detroit. The employee force is reduced to 4,000, from a peak of 42,000 workers making B-24 bombers. Lauren Bacall *Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924, in New York City. Her parents were middle-class, with her father working as a salesman and her mother as a secretary. They divorced when she was five. When she was a school girl, Lauren originally wanted to be a dancer, but later, she became enthralled with acting, so she switched gears to head into that field. She had studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York after high school, which enabled her to get her feet wet in some off-Broadway productions. Once out of school, Lauren entered modeling and, because of her beauty, appeared on the cover of Harper's Bazaar, one of the most popular magazines in the US. The wife of famed director Howard Hawks spotted the picture in the publication and arranged with her husband to have Lauren take a screen test. As a result, which was entirely positive, she was given the part of Marie Browning in "To Have and Have Not" (1944), a thriller opposite the great Humphrey Bogart, when she was just 19 years old. This not only set the tone for a fabulous career but also one of Hollywood's greatest love stories (she married Bogart in 1945). It was also the first of several Bogie-Bacall films. After 1945's "Confidential Agent" (1945), Lauren received second billing in "The Big Sleep" (1946) with Bogart. The mystery, in the role of Vivian Sternwood Rutledge, was a resounding success. Although she was making one film a year, each production would be eagerly awaited by the public. In 1947, again with her husband, Lauren starred in the thriller "Dark Passage" (1947). The film kept movie patrons on the edge of their seats. The following year, she starred with Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, and Lionel Barrymore in "Key Largo" (1948). The crime drama was even more of a nail biter than her previous film. In 1950, Lauren starred in "Bright Leaf" (1950), a drama set in 1894. It was a film of note because she appeared without her husband - her co-star was Gary Cooper. In 1953, Lauren appeared in her first comedy as Schatze Page in "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953). The film, with co-stars Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable, was a smash hit all across the theaters of America. Lauren Bacall After filming "Designing Woman" (1957), which was released in 1957, Humphrey Bogart died on January 14 from throat cancer. Devastated at being a widow, Lauren returned to the silver screen with "The Gift of Love" (1958) in 1958 opposite Robert Stack. The production turned out to be a big disappointment. Undaunted, Lauren moved back to New York City and appeared in several Broadway plays to huge critical acclaim. She was enjoying acting before live audiences and the audiences in turn enjoyed her fine performances. Lauren was away from the big screen for five years, but she returned in 1964 to appear in "Shock Treatment" (1964) and "Sex and the Single Girl" (1964). The latter film was a comedy starring Henry Fonda and Tony Curtis. In 1966, Lauren starred in "Harper" (1966) with Paul Newman and Julie Harris, which was one of former's signature films. Alternating her time between films and the stage, Lauren returned in 1974's "Murder on the Orient Express" (1974). The film, based on Agatha Christie's best-selling book was a huge hit. It also garnered Ingrid Bergman her third Oscar. Actually, the huge star-studded cast helped to ensure its success. Two years later, in 1976, Lauren co-starred with John Wayne in "The Shootist" (1976). The film was Wayne's last - he died from cancer in 1979. In 1981, Lauren played an actress being stalked by a crazed admirer in "The Fan" (1981). The thriller was absolutely fascinating with Lauren in the lead role. After that production, Lauren was away from films again, this time for seven years. In the interim, she again appeared on the stages of Broadway. When she returned, it was for the filming of 1988's "Mr. North" (1988). After "Misery" (1990), in 1990, and several made for television films, Lauren appeared in 1996's "My Fellow Americans" (1996). It was a wonderful comedy romp with Jack Lemmon and James Garner as two ex-presidents and their escapades. Despite her advanced age and deteriorating health, she made a small-scale comeback in the English-language dub of Hayao Miyazaki's "Howl's Moving Castle" (2004) ("Howl's Moving Castle," based on the young-adult novel by Diana Wynne Jones) as the Witch of the Waste, but future endeavors for the beloved actress are increasingly rare. Lauren Bacall died on August 13, 2014 of a massive stroke. TRIVIA: Measurements: 34-26-34 (her 1940 modeling card) Height: 5' 8 1/2" (1.74 m) Mother of actor Sam Robards, Stephen Bogart and Leslie Bogart. Bacall was staying in the same New York apartment building (The Dakota) as Beatle John Lennon when he was shot and later died on 8th December 1980. When interviewed on the subject in a recent UK TV program hosted by former model Twiggy, Bacall said she had heard the gunshot but assumed that it was a car tire bursting or a vehicle backfiring. She and former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres (as of 2007, the President of Israel) are cousins. Both have the same original last name -- Perske. Still undiscovered, Bacall volunteered as a hostess at the New York chapter of the Stage Door Canteen, working Monday nights when theaters were closed. Coca-Cola Ad - June 1945
  24. My list: 00 TFX2 entity 04 TFX2 sub-entity 20 TFX2/3 terrain without LOD 83 TFX3 entity 87 TFX3 sub-entity A3 TFX3 terrain with LOD With “sub-entity” meaning that it is typically attached to something else, e.g. many weapon shapes are sub-entities to planes. Wow, that’s an interesting find! If I just had some time, I’d look at JR myself …
  25. Morning all. 55F under overcast skies. Had a tad bit of rain early this morning. Partly cloudy this afternoon. High of 71F.
  26. Lockheed Aircraft Ad - June 1942 1940: British blockade of war materials and food extended to whole of France. 1940: De Gaulle forms French Volunteer Legion in Britain. 1940: Turkey announces that she will stay out of the war. *Barbara Hale 1941: German forces of Army Group North capture Dünaburg in Latvia. The Luftwaffe carries out raids on Leningrad. Heavy fighting in the Bialystok area as the German Panzer's units close the pocket. 1941: Finland declares war on the Soviet Union. Barbara Hale 1942: German troops capture Kupyansk over the river Oskel, for use as a launch pad for their summer offensive. 1942: At Rastenberg, Adolf Hitler decorates SS General Eicke, Commanding Officer of the SS Totenkopf Division, with the Oak Leaves for the Knight's Cross, for his Divisions bravery in holding out in the Demyansk pocket the previous winter. Eleven of Eicke's officers and men also receive the Knight's Cross. After the ceremony, Hitler and Eicke chat and Eicke tells the Fuhrer that his Division is pretty well worn out, short of vehicles and wishes it to be transferred to France. Instead, Hitler gives Eicke home leave. 1942: Italian aircraft strength is increased on Sicily by withdrawing aircraft from Libya. This allows the Italians to step up their air attacks against Malta. International Trucks Ad - June 1943 1942: Rommel is made a Field Marshal and launches attacks against Mersa Matruh. Meanwhile, Kesselring, Cavallero (Italian Chief of Staff in Rome) and Bastico (Italian C-in-C in Libya) arrive at Rommel's HQ and give permission for him to continue his advance in to Egypt. 1942: The Grumman F6F Hellcat fighter flies for the first time. Barbara Hale 1944: US troops enter Cherbourg taking the German garrison commander prisoner. The British launch Operation 'Epsom' in the Odon Valley West of Caen. 1944: The Russians take Vitebsk. Barbara Hale 1944: In response to recent communist sabotage, the Germans introduce a curfew in the Copenhagen area, making it illegal to be out in the streets between 8pm in the evening and 5am in the morning. As a result, the citizens of Copenhagen begin a massive general strike. Hundreds of thousands of Danes take part. 1944: The Chindits take Mogaung, with Chinese help. Barbara Hale *Hale was born on April 18, 1922 in DeKalb, Illinois, the daughter of Willa (née Colvin) and Luther Ezra Hale, a landscape gardener. She has Scottish-Irish ancestry. Hale attended high school in Rockford, Illinois, then began appearing in motion pictures in 1943 after training at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Hale was under contract to RKO Radio Pictures in the late 1940s. Although she never became a major film star, she appeared in "Higher and Higher" (1944) with Frank Sinatra, "Lady Luck" (1946) opposite Robert Young and Frank Morgan as well as "The Window" (1949) and "Jolson Sings Again" (1949), with Larry Parks playing Al Jolson and Hale as his wife, Ellen Clark. Other films included "The Boy with Green Hair" (1948) and the title role in "Lorna Doone" (1951). She played as Julia Hancock in "The Far Horizons" (1955) with Charlton Heston. But by far the actress's greatest success was her iconic role of Della Street, the all-knowing secretary and girl Friday to the eminent attorney "Perry Mason". Hale starred in in this landmark TV series with Raymond Burr from 1957 to 1966 and reprised her role for a number of television movies beginning in the 1980s. Her son William Katt (The Greatest American Hero) appeared in several of these latter productions as private detective Paul Drake Jr., son of the character played by William Hopper who had been Mason's staunchest ally during the TV series' original run. The show was so successful that the actress's contribution was recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was nominated for the Emmy Award twice, in 1959 and 1961, winning in 1959. Barbara Hale Hale had a featured role in the movie "Airport" (1970) portraying the wife of pilot Dean Martin. In 1967, she guest starred on the ABC military-western series "Custer" with Wayne Maunder in the title role. In 1993, she attended Raymond Burr's funeral after he died of kidney cancer that year. In 1946 she married actor Bill Williams, star of "The Adventures of Kit Carson" (1951-1955), a union that produced three children (including actor William Katt) and four grandchildren (two grandsons by her son William and one grandson and one granddaughter by youngest daughter Juanita). The marriage lasted for 46 years until his death in 1992 from brain cancer. Hale herself has survived several bouts of cancer. She has also been a spokeswoman for Amana appliances. She is an adherent of the Bahá'í Faith. Barbara Hale died at her home in Sherman Oaks, California, on January 26, 2017, of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 94 years old. She is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) next to her husband. TRIVIA: Measurements: 34 1/2-23-35 Height: 5' 5" (1.66 m) General Motors Ad - June 1944
  27. Morning y'all, it cooled down! 57F and only 85% humidity under clear skies. Expecting sunshine and a high of a well below average 84F.
  28. I think 83,87 and A3 are only associated with F22ADF and TAW. The interesting thing is that some characteristics of the later .3 files can be seen in EPIC. It's a pity I don't understand JR compression so that we could look for your missing opcodes. It looks like the TAW code still looks for both JR and RA so if I cut out some of the .3 files from Epic.dat and transplanted them into TAW's did.dat, there's a fair chance that TAW would try and render them. I don't really have time for that though.
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