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  3. cobraj

    Wednesday

    hump day afternoon..some sun today i'll take it~!
  4. Donster

    Wednesday

    Morning all. 40F under clear skies. Mostly sunny. High of 70F.
  5. General Electric Ad - April 1943 1940: Commons approves trade agreement with Spain, first since Spanish Civil War. 1940: French reinforcements arrive at Aandalesnes. British troops forced to withdraw north of Trondheim after sharp fighting. Norwegian troops attack the Germans south of Narvik, but are beaten back. *Nancy Saunders 1941: German forces in Greece break through British positions at Thermopylae and land paratroops on Greek islands in the north-eastern Aegean. The British expeditionary force begins the evacuation of its troops to Egypt and Crete. Nancy Saunders 1942: The Luftwaffe raids Exeter in the first of Hitler's retaliatory raids, which were soon to become known as the 'Baedeker' raids after the famous guidebook series of that name. A second raid employing 91 aircraft is made against Rostok. Nancy Saunders 1944: All overseas travel is banned in Britain. 1944: The first B-29 arrives in China, over the Hump of the Himalayas. General Motors Ad - April 1944 1944: The British force the road to Kohima open. 1944: U.S. troops secure Hollandia and Aitape in New Guinea inflicting 9,000 Japanese casualties, while only suffering 450 dead themselves. Australians troops enter Madang in New Guinea. Nancy Saunders 1945: The British Second and Canadian First Armies enter Bremen. The U.S. First Army liberates Dachau concentration camp. The US Seventh Army crosses the Danube at Dillingen and captures Ulm. 1945: The Eighth Army captures Ferrara, 30 miles to the Northeast of Bologna and crosses the Po after fierce fighting. The U.S. Fifth Army takes Spezia on the Gulf of Genoa and Modern. Nancy Saunders 1945: The Japanese Burma Area Army C-in-C leaves Rangoon. The British Fourteenth Army takes Pyinmana in central Burma. Nancy Saunders *Nancy Saunders was born on June 29, 1925 in Los Angeles, California. She appeared in over 20 films between 1946 and 1957. The leading lady of six "Durango Kid" Westerns and at least two "Three Stooges" comedy shorts, voluptuous ash-blonde Nancy Saunders came to the screen in 1946 courtesy of RKO talent scout/movie actor Donald Dillaway, who reportedly spotted her dancing at Hollywood's famed Coconut Grove. A former photographer's model and a professional exhibition rider, Saunders was a natural for B-Western fame -- she did a total of eight -- but television audiences are probably better acquainted with her appearances in the Stooges' shorts "Brideless Groom" (1947), as one of Shemp Howard's aggressive would-be brides, and "The Ghost Talks" (1949), as Lady Godiva no less. Footage from these comedies wound up in "Stone Age Romeos" (1955) and "Husbands Beware" (1956), prolonging Saunders' onscreen visibility by about four years. General Electric Ad - April 1945
  6. Stans

    Wednesday

    Morning y'all, fair skies and 62F. Expecting another mostly sunny day with a high of 84F.
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  8. you know MikeW as stupid as the Orville can get, it does have it's moments. I find myself laughing and getting seriously involved in a serious plot twist! but rate it a solid 3.4 out of 5 stars! I guess I miss picard and kirk..
  9. cobraj

    Tuesday

    afternoon/evening all.. sun finally out..enough rain already!
  10. https://www.benchmarksims.org/forum/showthread.php?35505-Falcon-BMS-4-34-Full-Installer This isn't the official 1.08, but it's much, much more. Anything else is tilting at windmills with today's systems. [youtube] [/youtube]
  11. Donster

    Tuesday

    Morning all. 47F under cloudy skies. Cloudy through mid-morning, then gradual clearing. Winds out of the N at 10-20 MPH. High of 65F.
  12. Seagram's Five Crown Ad - April 1943 1940: Budget Day raises taxes on beer by 1d, whiskey up 1/9d (9p) and postage up 1d. Estimates of the 1940 war expenditure as £2,000 million criticized by MPs for being too low. 1941: King George II of Greece and his government are flown to Crete by the RAF. *Olivia de Havilland 1941: The German build up for Operation 'Barbarossa' continues with 59 divisions now deployed along the border with the Soviet Union. 1942: In a secret session of the House of Commons, Churchill delivers a speech declaring that the liberation of Europe was 'the main war plan' of Britain and the USA. Olivia de Havilland 1942: Churchill tells the House of Commons of disasters in Japanese war. 1942: The RAF raids Rostok with 142 aircraft. Camel Cigarette Ad - April 1944 1942: The Russian plan to hit the Germans with a powerful force of 640,000 men, 1,200 tanks, and 900 aircraft in the Kharkov area, while the Germans plan to hit the Russians with 636,000 men, 1,000 tanks, and 1,220 aircraft. Olivia de Havilland 1944: The last Japanese attack on Garrison Hill, Kohima is repulsed as the British left hook begins its advance to the North. 1945: Dessau is reported as clear of German troops. The British Second Army reaches Harburg across the Elbe from Hamburg. Frankfurt is captured. Goring telegraphs Hitler saying that he will take over command as Hitlers Deputy. Hitler says he must resign all his posts and orders Gorings arrest. Reichsführer-SS Himmler begins secret negotiations for a separate peace in the West with Count Bernadotte, head of the Swedish Red Cross. 1945: The U.S. Fifth and British Eighth Armies reach the Po, to the North of Bologna. Olivia de Havilland *Olivia Mary de Havilland was born to a British patent attorney and his wife on July 1, 1916, in Tokyo, Japan. Her sister, Joan, later to become famous as Joan Fontaine, was born the following year. Her parents divorced when Olivia was just three years old, and she moved with her mother and sister to Saratoga, California. After graduating from high school, where she fell prey to the acting bug, Olivia enrolled in Mills College in Oakland. It was while she was at Mills that she participated in the school play "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and was spotted by Max Reinhardt. She so impressed Reinhardt that he picked her up for both his stage version and, later, the Warner Bros. film version in 1935. She again was so impressive that Warner executives signed her to a seven-year contract. No sooner had the ink dried on the contract than Olivia appeared in three more films: "The Irish in Us" (1935), "Alibi Ike" (1935) and "Captain Blood" (1935), the latter with the man with whom her career would be most closely identified, heartthrob Errol Flynn. He and Olivia starred together in eight films during their careers. Olivia de Havilland In 1939 Warner Bros. loaned her to David O. Selznick for the classic "Gone with the Wind" (1939). Playing the sweet Melanie Hamilton, Olivia received her first nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, only to lose out to one of her co-stars in the film, Hattie McDaniel. After GWTW, Olivia returned to Warner Bros. and continued to churn out films. In 1941 she played Emmy Brown in "Hold Back the Dawn" (1941), which resulted in her second Oscar nomination, this time for Best Actress. Again she lost, this time to her sister Joan for her role in "Suspicion" (1941). After that strong showing, Olivia now demanded better, more substantial roles than the "sweet young thing" slot into which Warner Bros. had been fitting her. The studio responded by placing her on a six-month suspension, all of the studios at the time operating under the policy that players were nothing more than property to do with as they saw fit. As if that weren't bad enough, when her contract with Warner Bros. was up, she was told that she would have to make up the time lost because of the suspension. Irate, she sued the studio, and for the length of the court battle she didn't appear in a single film. The result, however, was worth it. In a landmark decision, the court said not only that Olivia did not have to make up the time, but that all performers were to be limited to a seven-year contract that would include any suspensions handed down. This became known as the "de Havilland decision"; no longer could studios treat their performers as mere cattle. Returning to screen in 1946, Olivia made up for lost time by appearing in four films, one of which finally won her the Oscar that had so long eluded her. It was "To Each His Own" (1946), in which she played Josephine Norris to the delight of critics and audiences alike. Olivia was the strongest performer in Hollywood for the balance of the 1940s. In 1948 she turned in another strong showing in "The Snake Pit" (1948) as Virginia Cunningham, a woman suffering a mental breakdown. The end result was another Oscar nomination for Best Actress, but she lost to Jane Wyman in "Johnny Belinda" (1948). As in the two previous years, she made only one film in 1949, but she again won a nomination and the Academy Award for Best Actress for "The Heiress" (1949). After a three-year hiatus, Olivia returned to star in "My Cousin Rachel" (1952). From that point on, she made few appearances on the screen but was seen on Broadway and in some television shows. Her last screen appearance was in "The Fifth Musketeer" (1979), and her last career appearance was in the TV movie "The Woman He Loved" (1988) (TV). During the hoopla surrounding the 50th anniversary of GWTW in 1989, she graciously declined requests for all interviews as the only surviving one of the four main stars. Today she enjoys a quiet retirement in Paris, France. TRIVIA: Measurements: 32-23-33 Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m) Spouse: Pierre Galante (2 April 1955 - 30 April 1979) (divorced) 1 child Marcus Goodrich (26 August 1946 - 28 August 1953) (divorced) 1 child Olivia's cousin was Sir Geoffrey de Havilland (1882-1965), the British aviation pioneer and designer of aircraft such as the wartime Mosquito fighter. Older sister of actress Joan Fontaine. Daughter of film and stage actress Lillian Fontaine. Relations between de Havilland and younger sister Joan Fontaine were never all that strong and worsened in 1941, when both were nominated for 'Best Actress' Oscar awards. Their mutual dislike and jealousy escalated into an all-out feud after Fontaine won for Suspicion (1941). Despite the fact that de Havilland went on to win two Academy Awards of her own, they remained permanently estranged. In a rare act of reconciliation, Olivia and her sister Joan Fontaine celebrated Christmas 1962 together along with their then-husbands and children. Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Ad - April 1944
  13. Stans

    Tuesday

    Morning y'all, clear skies and 49F. Expecting a partly cloudy day and a high of 84F.
  14. Good morning Fellow Falcon / Viper pilots, INTRODUCTION: After ~15 years of flying General Aviation (on FPI,IVAO,VATSIM) and Special Ops flying (on IVAO) I have decided to go for more realism and have now returned to the famous Falcon's nest once more. Also an overdose (can one ever get one?) of F16's during the last "Frisian Flag 2019" exercise at EHLW-ab give me just that extra final kick under the butt to get (back ) into the F16 cockpit. I own a legal copy - boxed version - of the original MicroProse Falcon 4.0 Cdrom + quick refrence guide + map + Cadet guide + manual WHAT HAVE I DONE SO FAR? I've already done the full install of Falcon 4.0 on my hard drive I am now looking for the original MicroProse Falcon 4.0 patches to download \ install. WHICH PATCHES HAVE I FOUND MYSELF? I have only found 2 of the original MicroProse patches: - name: f4107us.exe - filesize: 10.177.605 bytes - name: f4108us.exe - filesize: 18.036.804 bytes I already noticed on this site a link to the Hasbro falcon patches, but that site requires a user_Id and password (I do not have) - ftp://ftp.infogrames.net/HasbroPatches/falcon4/ I also noticed over here the existense of a patch called falcon4_108i2.zip but one runs into a broken link :-{ - ftp://ftp.combatsim.com/f4/patches/falcon4_108i2.zip QUESTIONS FOR YOU ALL: 1 - Have there been more official MicroProse Falcon 4.0 patches out there? ... as in 1.01,1.02,1.03,1.04,1.05,1.06? 2 - Is there a patch-listing on the Internet so I can verify/check what patches I need to get my MicroProse Falcon 4 fully up to date? 3 - If yes: Where can I find them / download them? 4 - In which order must I install them. Are these patches: 4A - "incremental" - and do I need to install them in sequence as in (1.01,1.02,1.03,1.04,1.05,1.06,1.07,1.08)? 4B - "absolute" ---- and do I only need to install the latest one.. as in (1.08) and i'm ready-for-take-off again? 5 - Does anyone on this forum have these orginal MicroProse Falcon 4 patches and is willing to share them with me? FINAL WORDS: May I thank you upfront for any hints, tips, ricks and information, which can assist me into "Flying the Viper" once again?. Polly1
  15. The weekend has definitely ended here. It was a Monday.
  16. Herr Soren Fick

    Monday

    Zhat ist likely zhe vork of zhe Emperor! He probably zent Dark Helmet to schtop up zhe zewer line. Dark Helmet ist vell known fvor hiz ability to klog ein zewer.
  17. I think Fick peed himself! Probably pooed a little too. I've heard that he has bowel incontinence issues since providing his "professional" services at the docks in Kiel. Ich hav no zutch izzuez Herr Stainz but perhapz vou do ja?
  18. Now that's Season 2 of ST:D out of way, and a dramatic improvement over Season 1 it was too. Sets things up nicely for Season 3...
  19. cobraj

    Monday

    Morning all, back to the grind. opened the camp in Maine last week. got to enjoy it for a few days till my son called me and told me sewerage was backing up into the basement at my 2 family. good times!
  20. Donster

    Monday

    Morning all. 59F under clear skies. Showers and storms likely. Not as warm. Winds out of the S at 10-20 MPH. High of 75F.
  21. Boeing Ad - April 1943 1940: Inter-Allied Supreme War Council meets in Paris; Poland and Norway represented. 1942: Fuhrer Directive 41 rolls off the mimeograph machines in Rastenberg and the Wehrmacht has its marching orders for 1942. Leningrad is to finally be captured, but that's a secondary objective. The big plan is in the South, which involves 2nd Army and 4th Panzer Army breaking through to Voronezh on the Don. 6th Army will break out South of Kharkov and combine with the 4th Panzer Army to surround the enemy. After that, the 4th Panzer Army and 6th Army will drive East under the command of Army Group B and surround Stalingrad from the North, while Army Group A's 17th Army and 1st Panzer Army will do so from the South. Once Stalingrad is taken, the 6th Army will hold the flank defense line while Army Group A drive South into the Caucasus to seize the oilfields and become the northern punch of a grand pincer movement (the southern half being Rommel) the seize Suez, the Nile Delta, the Middle-East and its oilfields. *Ginger Rogers 1943: The British First and Eighth Army's, the U.S. 2nd Corps and Free French forces begin the final offensive to destroy the axis bridgehead in Tunisia. 1943: Japan announces captured Allied pilots will be given "one way tickets to hell." Ginger Rogers 1944: Bomber Command uses a 'J' bomb (30lb liquid incendiary) for first time in a raid on Brunswick. 1944: The Russians say their talks with Finns are over. Boeing Ad - April 1944 1944: Tito's Partisans storm the Adriatic Island of Korcula, capturing 800 Germans. 1944: An increasingly depressed and dispirited Mussolini arrives at Klessheim Castle near Salzburg for one of his last meetings with Hitler. The Fuhrer warns that the Allied invasion can be expected within "6 to 8 weeks," at which time he would unleash "new technical weapons" that would turn London in a "heap of ruins." The Duce leaves unconvinced. Ginger Rogers 1944: The allies land unopposed at Hollandia, on the northern coast of New Guinea. 1945: The U.S. First and Ninth Armies clear all German resistance in the Harz Mountains, 40 miles Southwest of Magdeburg. The U.S. Seventh Army captures a bridge across the Danube. The British Second Army is fighting in the outskirts of Bremen. The U.S. Third Army starts its drive down the Danube valley as the French First Army reaches Lake Constance on the Swiss/ German border. Hitler, ignoring the pleas of his entourage, decides to stay in his bunker at Berlin to await the inevitable end. Ginger Rogers 1945: The 1st Belorussian Front penetrates into the northern and eastern suburbs of Berlin. 1945: The U.S. campaign in the central Philippines officially ends with the capture of Cebu Island. Ginger Rogers *Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died. She was kidnapped by her father several times until her mother took him to court. Ginger's mother left her child in the care of her parents while she went in search of a job as a scriptwriter in Hollywood and later to New York City. Mrs. McMath found herself with an income good enough to where she could send for Ginger. Lelee became a Marine in 1918 and was in the publicity department and Ginger went back to her grandparents in Missiouri. During this time her mother met John Rogers. After leaving the Marines they married in May, 1920 in Liberty, Missouri. He was transferred to Dallas and Ginger (who treated him as a father) went too. Ginger won a Charleston contest in 1925 (age 14) and a 4 week contract on the Interstate circuit. She also appeared in vaudeville acts which she did until she was 17 with her mother by her side to guide her. Now she had discovered true acting. She married in March, 1929, and after several months realized she had made a mistake. She acquired an agent and she did several short films. She went to New York where she appeared in the Broadway production of "Top Speed" which debuted Christmas Day, 1929. Her first film was in 1929 in "A Night in a Dormitory" (1930). It was a bit part, but it was a start. Later that year, Ginger appeared, briefly in two more films, "A Day of a Man of Affairs" (1929) and "Campus Sweethearts" (1930). Ginger Rogers For awhile she did both movies and theatre. The following year she began to get better parts in films such as "Office Blues" (1930) and "The Tip-Off" (1931). But the movie that enamored her to the public was "Gold Diggers of 1933" (1933). She did not have top billing but her beauty and voice was enough to have the public want more. She suggested using a monocle and this also set her apart. One song she popularized in the film was the now famous, "We're in the Money". In 1934, she starred with Dick Powell in "Twenty Million Sweethearts" (1934). It was a well received film about the popularity of radio. Ginger's real stardom occurred when she was teamed with Fred Astaire where they were one of the best cinematic couples ever to hit the silver screen. This is where she achieved real stardom. They were first paired in 1933's "Flying Down to Rio" (1933) and later in 1935's "Roberta" (1935) and "Top Hat" (1935). Ginger also appeared in some very good comedies such as "Bachelor Mother" (1939) and "5th Ave Girl" (1939) both in 1939. Also that year she appeared with Astaire in "The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle" (1939). The film made money but was not anywhere successful as they had hoped. After that studio executives at RKO wanted Ginger to strike out on her own. She made several dramatic pictures but it was 1940's "Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman" (1940) that allowed her to shine. Playing a young lady from the wrong side of the tracks, she played the lead role well, so well in fact, that she won an Academy Award for her portrayal. Ginger followed that project with the delightful comedy, "Tom Dick and Harry" (1941) the following year. It's a story where she has to choose which of three men she wants to marry. Through the rest of the 1940s and early 1950s she continued to make movies but not near the caliber before World War II. After "Oh, Men! Oh, Women!" (1957) in 1957, Ginger didn't appear on the silver screen for seven years. By 1965, she had appeared for the last time in "Harlow" (1965/II). Afterward, she appeared on Broadway and other stage plays traveling in Europe, the U.S. and Canada. After 1984, she retired and wrote an autobiography in 1991 entitled, "Ginger, My Story" which is a very good book. On April 25, 1995, Ginger died of of congestive heart failure in Rancho Mirage, California. She was 83. Boeing Ad - April 1945
  22. ..and Jailhouse Rock is apparently loaded with innuendo about certain activities, but pop songs can be analysed too deeply. It's still the weekend here thanks to Jesus, so here's some ELO...
  23. Stans

    Monday

    Morning y'all, overcast skies and 54F. No rain in the forecast today! Well, except for the fact that there is rain moving across the area, but it was not forecast so it must be imaginary rain. Expecting periods of clouds and sun today and a high of 73F. The Good Friday tornado total for Virginia stands at 11. Six were EF0, two were EF1, two were EF2 and one was an EF3.
  24. How Elvis learned to dance like that.
  25. Franz123

    Friday

    I agree with you.
  26. Donster

    Sunday

    Morning all and Happy Easter! 49F under clear skies. Turning partly cloudy. Breezy at times in the afternoon. Winds out of the S at 10-20 MPH. First day of the year over 80F. Expected high of 83F!
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