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  2. cobraj

    Thursday

    Bad weather on the way and getting chilly!
  3. Stans

    Thursday

    Morning y'all, day 10 of 70. Raining again this morning, 57F. Forecast calls for rain to continue until somewhere around 0900, then the skies will begin to clear. This afternoon is expected to be sunny with 20-30 mph winds out of the west. Today's high will be 78F and will occur around 1400. Falling temperatures this afternoon and tonight, much cooler tomorrow.
  4. Donster

    Thursday

    Morning all. 29F under clear skies. Windy and colder with rain/snow showers possible. Winds out of the NW at 20-30 MPH with gusts to 45 MPH. High of 45F.
  5. Buick Ad - April 1944 1940: German troops invade Denmark and Norway simultaneously. There is very little opposition by the surprised Danes, with Copenhagen being captured within 12 hours. The Germans make sea-borne landings in Norway at Oslo, Kristiansand, Bergen, Trondheim and Narvik. An airborne landing is also made against the airfield at Stavanger. Norwegian defenders move inland. Major Quisling sets up 'National Government' in Oslo. 1940: The Kriegsmarine loses the cruisers Blücher, which is sunk by Norwegian coastal batteries, plus Königsberg and Karlsruhe to British naval and air attack. *Delores Moran 1941: The RAF attack Kiel in an attempt to knock out the port facilities. 1941: German forces capture Nis and Monastir in Yugoslavia. German tanks enter Thessalonika, trapping the Greek 2nd Army in the Metaxas line, forcing them to surrender. Delores Moran 1941: Rommel's forces take Bardia. 1942: The Germans make some limited advances towards their surrounded units at Kholm-Staraya Russa. Russian troops attack furiously at Kerch in the Crimea, but there have no success because of the stubborn German defense. Delores Moran 1942: Mahatma Gandhi arrested in India. 1942: Japanese aircraft sink the British carrier Hermes, the destroyer Vampire and three other warships in Indian Ocean. Delores Moran 1942: US-Filipino forces surrender on Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines. 78,000 troops are captured, including 12,000 Americans, but 2,000 escape to Corregidor. This is the largest capitulation in US History. 1943: Exterminations at Chelmno cease. The camp will be reactivated in the spring of 1944 to liquidate ghettos. In all, Chelmno will total 300,000 deaths. Delores Moran 1944: The remains of the 1st Panzer Army regain the German lines after a 150-mile forced march. The Red Army breaks through the German lines at Kerch in the eastern Crimea. 1944: Fierce fighting across the District Commissioner's tennis court at Kohima. The Japanese renew their struggle with the 17th Indian Division, South West of Imphal. Delores Moran 1945: The British Eighth Army launches its final offensive in Italy with a 1,800-plane and 1,500-gun bombardment of the German positions East of Bologna. The U.S. Fifth Army begins its offensive toward Bologna and the Po river valley. 1945: Army Group E is now completely isolated from the main German forces, but continues its struggle against Titos partisan forces in Yugoslavia. Delores Moran 1945: Russians secure Königsberg, after the commander of "fortress Königsberg" General Lasch surrenders (and for this condemned to death in Germany). 1945: The Red Army is repulsed at the Seelow Heights on the outskirts of Berlin. Delores Moran *Moran's brief career as a film actress began in 1942 with some uncredited roles in such films as "Yankee Doodle Dandy". By 1943 she had become a popular pin-up girl and appeared on the cover of such magazines as Yank. She was given supporting roles in films such as "Old Acquaintance" (1943) with Bette Davis and Warner Bros. attempted to increase interest in her, promoting her along with Lauren Bacall as a new screen personality when they co-starred with Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" (1944). The film made a star of Bacall, but Moran languished and her subsequent films did little to further her career. The "Horn Blows at Midnight" gave her a leading role with Jack Benny and Alexis Smith but her film appearances after this were sporadic, and she suffered ill health that reduced her ability to work. Her film career ended in 1954 with a featured role in the John Payne and Lizabeth Scott western film "Silver Lode". She was married to the film producer Benedict E. Bogeaus in Salome, Arizona in 1946. Their son, Brett Benedict, born 30 August 1948 in Hollywood, later became a successful businessman. They divorced in 1962, he died of a heart attack in 1968. As Dolores Moran Bogeaus, she dies on February 5, 1982 at age 56 in Woodland Hills, California. Buick Ad - April 1945
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  7. cobraj

    Wednesday

    cloudy busy day today.. looking to the weekend so I can work on my tenant apartment to relax!
  8. Looks like to B-2s in formation😉. Yes at lower resolutions it doesn't appear to be just a pixel, but for some reason it looks like one at hires. With the natural resolution of 640x400 you can easily spot those "dots" from around 10 nm or so. At 1920x1080 which is my screen's resolution I can hardly see an aircraft beyond 1 nm. At some contrasts a small black dot is visible occassionally at somewhat larger ranges, but even when dogfighting you only know where the enemy is through padlocking or because the TD box tells you where it is. I used the custom aircombat mode day time and good whether with a headon encounter starting at 12 nm for these tests. However, where I noticed this first time was in the campaign when I tried to take out the A/C parked on the tarmac using the gun. The flight uses a single grey color tone only and aircraft typically appeared as clearly visible black dots at dome distance so you could take out 3 or so aircraft in a single strafing run. With the high resolution these dots appeared at such a short range that the most realistic prospect to kill just a single target was to approximately memorise its position and aim for it before it was actually visible, literarely at the last moment. Is there anything useful you can make out of the extracted files? Always wondered whether at least minor tweaks were potentially possible.
  9. In my home state of Virginia, a 16 year old boy man is building his flight hours and experience while providing a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.fox5ny.com/news/teen-pilot-flies-medical-supplies-to-rural-hospitals
  10. John Prine, 73 years of age, has died of complications related to his COVID-19 infection. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/john-prine-obit-253684/
  11. Stans

    Wednesday

    Morning y'all, day 9 of 70. Overcast skies, light rain, and 61F. Expecting the rain to be wrapping up very soon, then a mostly cloudy morning. This afternoon will be partly cloudy and the high should hit 84F.
  12. Donster

    Wednesday

    Morning all. 45F under clear skies. Just narrowly missed a hail storm last night. Two inch hail caused a lot of damage across town and in Hiawatha wich is just a few miles north of my house. Partly cloudy early, then a chance of showers and storms. Becoming windy. Winds out of the W at 15-25 with gusts to 40 MPH. High of 67F.
  13. United States Rubber Company Ad - April 1943 1939: Italy invades Albania. 1940: British submarines torpedo three German ships. Destroyer Glowworm is sunk after reporting German fleet movements and ramming cruiser Hipper. British naval vessels lay mines in Norwegian waters in preparation for landings by British and French forces at Namsos, Narvik and Andalsnes. The Polish submarine 'Orzel' sinks the German transport ship 'Rio de Janeiro' at 11:50. The Norwegians rescue several German soldiers who claim they are on their way to help the Norwegians against the British. (MORE INFO) *Ruth Rogers 1941: After a temporary lull, the Luftwaffe launches a heavy attack against Coventry. 1941: The German raider Penguin is sunk by HMS Cornwall off the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean. 1941: The British 'Northern Force' captures Massawa, the last Italian stronghold in Eritrea. This removes any remaining threat to British convoys sailing through the Red Sea. United States Rubber Co. Ad - April 1944 1942: A US delegation led by special presidential advisor Harry L. Hopkins and joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General George C. Marshall arrive in Britain to discuss US and British strategy on the Second Front. The proposal they brought from Roosevelt, was for major landings on the French coast in the summer of 1943, with Antwerp as the initial objective, and for a similar but smaller operation in 1942 to take advantage of a sudden German disintegration or to stave off an imminent Russian collapse. 1942: The Soviets open a rail link to the besieged city of Leningrad. 1942: The badly damaged cruiser HMS Penelope, limps in to Gibraltar. Ruth Rogers 1944: The Russians reach the Slovakian border. The also continue their advance into Romania. The final Russian offensive to destroy the German 17th Army in Crimea begins. 1945: A British SAS Brigade paratroops into eastern Holland, to clear the way for Canadians troops who are moving North. The British Second Army reaches Hildesheim, while the US Seventh Army captures Pforzheim near the upper Rhine. 1945: The 2nd Ukrainian front continues its advance into northern Czechoslovakia and establishes a bridgehead across the rivers Morava and Donau (East and Northeast of Vienna). Heavy fighting in the centre of Vienna. The Red Air Force drops 1,500 tons of bombs on Königsberg. Ruth Rogers *Barbara Ruth Rogers was born on October 4, 1918 in Tracy, California. The former beauty contestant Ruth Rogers decorated the background of quite a few films before gracing a couple of Hopalong Cassidy Westerns: "Silver on the Sage" (1939) and "Hidden Gold" (1940). She was also in "The Three Mesqueteers" and "The Night Riders" (1939), "Texas Rangers Ride Again" (1940), "Hidden Gold", (1940), "The Light of Western Stars" and "There's Magic in Music" (1941), but the blonde starlet drifted out of films a little more than a year later. Ruth Rogers died on October 9, 1953, cause and location not found in research. United States Rubber Co. Ad - April 1945
  14. cobraj

    Tuesday

    evening all, long day.. so busy.. my customer have not got the memo there is a pandemic here 15k cases
  15. mikew

    EF2000 Reloaded

    I've just tried to see what's happening by zooming in on a couple of distant aircraft at a resolution of 3200x2000 (to maintain original aspect ratio) just before they disappear...and there does seem to be some structure there, and not a single pixel. In game, these 'dots' jump around a lot though. Anyway, I've found out the 3dFX DOS version of the game runs fine with the data files extracted from the did.dat archive. That wasn't the case with the Windows version I was running when I last tried this in about 2007.
  16. Stans

    Tuesday

    Morning y'all, day 8 of 70. Partly cloudy skies, 51F, and 86% humidity. Expecting to see a partly cloudy day and a high of 80F.
  17. Donster

    Tuesday

    Morning all. 52F under clear skies with fog. Patchy fog early. Partly cloudy and warmer. An isolated storm is possible in the afternoon. Winds out of the SW at 10-20 MPH. High of 75F!
  18. Cadillac Ad - April 1945 1940: The RAF spots units of the Kriegsmarine steaming North towards Narvik and Trondheim loaded with troops and equipment. 1941: British war budget raises income tax. 1941: Germans break towards Salonika. 1941: Great Britain severs diplomatic relations with Hungary. *Joan Dixon 1941: German troops capture Skopje in Macedonia forcing the Yugoslav forces to withdraw in the south of the country, which exposes the Greek flank. British promise allegiance to Yugoslavia. 1941: Derna is captured by the 5th Light Afrika Division along with Generals Neame and O'Connor later in the day. 1942: The U.S. Treasury lends 40,000 tons of silver to Electric Generator plants to replace copper being used in conductors; the copper will be used for military production instead. 1942: After 4 days of desperate fighting on Bataan, the Japanese have managed to penetrate 4 miles in to the US-Filipino lines, bringing General Wainwright's forces to the brink of collapse. Joan Dixon 1943: Hitler spends the better part of four days at Klessheim Castle near Salzburg (which has recently been refurbished as a Nazi Party conference center and spa) alternately browbeating and cajoling Mussolini to keep Italy in the war. Concerned by Mussolini's evaporating morale, Hitler spends the rest of April summoning to Klessheim the leaders Vichy France, Norway, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Croatia for a series of pep talks. With the war's tide clearly turning against the Axis, the Fuhrer has limited success. 1943: Eighth Army joins up with the U.S. 2nd Corps in central Tunisia, while the British First Army makes progress in the North forming a solid line against the German army. 1943: The Japanese air force begins a 10-day, round-the-clock bombing offensive against US shipping in the Solomon's. Champion Spark Plugs Ad - April 1944 1944: Goebbels takes overall control of Berlin. 1944: Two Jewish inmates escape from Auschwitz-Birkenau and make it safely to Czechoslovakia. One of them, Rudolf Vrba, submits a report to the Papal Nuncio in Slovakia which is forwarded to the Vatican. Joan Dixon & Cleo Moore 1945: The U.S. First Army takes Göttingen, 25 miles Northeast of Kassel. The US Ninth Army captures Hameln and Eisenach. 1945: Army Group Centre under General Schörner continues with its attacks against the 2nd and 4th Ukrainian front. 1945: In Yugoslavia, German Army Group E under General Löhr evacuates it remaining troops from Sarajevo. Champion Spark Plugs Ad - April 1945 1945: The battle of East China Sea begins as U.S. aircraft from Task Force 58 sink the Japanese super-battleship Yamato in a three-hour battle, 60 miles to the Southeast of Japan. Japanese casualties are reported as 2,488 sailors killed, four destroyers sunk, 58 aircraft destroyed. 1945: B29s fly their first fighter-escorted mission against Japan with P-51 Mustangs based on Iwo Jima. Joan Dixon *Joan Dixon was born in Norfolk, Virginia on June 6, 1930. She is known for her role in the film noir, "Roadblock" (1951). Dixon's career, while under contract at RKO Pictures, was in the hands of Howard Hughes. He attempted but failed to make her into the star he made of Jane Russell (whom Dixon resembled). Hughes had personal contracts with Dixon, Russell, and Janis Carter. In September 1952, it was revealed that Hughes had an agreement with the Ralph E. Stolkin syndicate to lend RKO Pictures the sum of $8,000,000. The loan commitment was made as part of a sales accord following losses sustained by RKO in the previous two years. Earlier Hughes controlled RKO-Radio studio. Joan eloped and married Chicago, Illinois camera manufacturer Theodore (Ted) Briskin in October 1952. Briskin was formerly the husband of Betty Hutton, having married and divorced her twice. Dixon and Briskin were married in a surprise ceremony in the wedding chapel of the Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. She was 23 and he was 35. Their marriage lasted but three weeks, with Miss Dixon leaving Briskin in early November 1952. She was later married to writer William Dixon, but they divorced in 1959. The actress appeared in ten films (mostly westerns) and appeared on a few television programs. Her television appearances include episodes of "The Ford Television Theater" (1957) and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1956). She also performed as a vocalist at Dino's Lodge in Los Angeles, California in December 1960. She died on February 20, 1992, aged 61, in Los Angeles, California. North American Aviation Ad - April 1945
  19. Stans

    Monday

    It's weird here too. Beautiful weather today, we did have an unexpected rain late this afternoon, then sunshine and a nice sunset. Flowers, trees, and shrubs are blooming, the birds are chirping, it seems only the humans are different. I went to my office late this morning to empty the mailbox, check messages, and run cleaning solution through the suction lines. I practice in a small town, but it is a busy town. Today, there was very little traffic and most businesses were closed. I just wrapped up with the monthly church finance committee meeting and for the first time ever, it was an online meeting. For two Sundays now, our services have consisted of a small A/V crew, the contemporary worship leader and his wife, the traditional music leader, and pastor, no one else in the church building, the services are live streamed via Facebook and YouTube. It's so different.
  20. thanks x the answer. when giving the icon of the reloaded I skip the message "dll lokation key no present" I configure the ef2000exe from the folder. Clicking on the back of the plane leaves me with the black screen. And the one that comes out x behind me comes "dosbox swiched to max cicles, because of the setinngs: cicles = auto. if the games runs fast try a fixed amount
  21. cobraj

    Monday

    such a beautiful day here. hard to believe there is such chaos 27 miles west of me in Boston. 24 cases in my town of Hudson mass. Boston has a curfew 9pm to 6am.
  22. Stans

    Monday

    Morning y'all, day 7 of 70. Partly cloudy skies this morning, 52F, and 74% humidity. Expecting a partly to mostly cloudy day with a high of 72F.
  23. Donster

    Monday

    Morning all. 41F with a few clouds. Scattered showers possible. Mostly cloudy otherwise. Winds out of the SE at 10-20 MPH. High of 60F.
  24. Packard Ad - April 1944 1941: Six Beaufort torpedo-bombers attack the German cruiser Gneisenau, anchored in Brest harbour. One, piloted by Fg Off Kenneth Campbell, makes a successful attack before being shot down, inflicting serious damage that took six months to repair. For this, Campbell was awarded a posthumous VC. 1941: German, Italian and Hungarian forces begin the invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece. The Luftwaffe carries out several devastating bombing raids against Belgrade and all but wipes out the Yugoslav air force on the ground. **Marie Windsor 1941: The Luftwaffe launches an air attack against the Greek port of Piraeus from bases in Bulgaria. During the raid, the British ammunition ship Clan Fraser is hit and explodes in a massive fireball, wrecking the harbor and port facilities. 1941: Elements of the 5th Light Division capture Mechili and threaten to cut of the 9th Australian Division which is withdrawing at speed towards Tobruk along the coast. Haile Selassie's troops occupy the Italian forts at Debra Markos, after their epic march through the Abyssinian hinterland, relying on camels to carry all their supplies. The 11th African Division captures Addis Ababa, the capital of Abyssinia, taking 8,000 Italians prisoner. Marie Windsor 1942: Axis bombers attack the port of Alexandria in Egypt. 1942: The Japanese make landings on Manus Island in the Bismarck Archipelago. Marie Windsor 1942: First U.S. troops arrive in Australia. 1943: British and American forces in Tunisia launch an attack against the 5th Panzerarmee. Marie Windsor 1945: Sarajevo falls into the hands of Yugoslav partisans. 1945: Preceded by a tremendous artillery and air bombardment, the 3rd Belorussian Front with Four armies, 137,000 men, 530 tanks and 2,400 aircraft begin their final assault against Königsberg, which is held by 35,000 Germans troops. The Battle for Vienna begins. Marie Windsor 1945: The U.S. fleet off Okinawa is hit by the first suicide raid, code named 'Floating Chrysanthemum I'. During this attack, three destroyers are sunk, while 116 Japanese aircraft are destroyed. *1938: The United States recognizes Nazi Germany's conquest of Austria. Marie Windsor **Marie Windsor was born Emily Marie Bertelson on December 11, 1919, in Marysvale, Piute County, Utah. Windsor was an actress known as "The Queen of the Bs" because she appeared in so many film noirs and B-movies like "Cat-Women of the Moon" (1953). However, other actresses, such as Fay Wray, Lucille Ball, and others have garnered the title as well. Windsor, a former Miss Utah, trained for the stage under Maria Ouspenskaya, and after several years as a telephone operator, a stage and radio actress, and a bit and extra player in films, she began playing feature and lead parts in 1947. The 5'9" actress's first memorable role was opposite John Garfield in "Force of Evil" playing seductress Edna Tucker. Windsor also had large roles in film noirs including "The Sniper", "The Narrow Margin", "City That Never Sleeps" and Stanley Kubrick's heist movie "The Killing" playing Elisha Cook Jr.'s scheming wife. Later she moved on to television, appearing on such shows as "Maverick" (in episodes "The Quick and the Dead" with James Garner and "Epitaph for a Gambler"), "The Incredible Hulk", "General Hospital", "Murder, She Wrote", "Rawhide" ("Incident on the Edge of Madness"), and "Salem's Lot". After her acting career she became a painter and sculptor. She was one of the 500 stars nominated to become one of the 50 greatest American screen legends as part of the American Film Institute's 100 years. She married twice, first briefly to bandleader Ted Steele, and later to Jack Hupp, a member of the 1936 U.S. Olympic basketball team. Hupp, with whom Windsor had a son, was posthumously inducted into the University of Southern California (USC) Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. She died of congestive heart failure in Beverly Hills, California, on December 10, 2000, the day before her 81st birthday. TRIVIA: Measurements: 37 1/2-25-39 1/4 Often cast as an adulterous wife, slutty girlfriend, female gang leader or gun moll, she proved so convincing in those roles that she often received Bibles in the mail with passages underlined that covered the "sins" she had committed onscreen, warning her that she would go to hell if she didn't reform. Several of those types of letters dwelt so much on her "immorality" and "evil ways" that, unnerved, she turned them over to the police. Packard Ad - April 1945
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