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  2. Donster

    Monday

    Morning all. 32F under overcast skies with 25F wind chill and 88% humidity. Cloudy and cool. Light WNW winds. Rain possible this evening. High of 41F.
  3. Stans

    Monday

    Morning y'all, overcast skies, 41F, and 79% humidity. Expecting another overcast day, a high of maybe 50F, and a 50% chance of late afternoon showers.
  4. US Navy Recruitment Ad - November 1942 1939: The Dutch ship Simon Bolivar hits an 'un-notified' mine in the North Sea, killing 80. Several other neutral ships also sunk by mines. *Kay Kendall 1941: British night commando raid on the German HQ in Libya. 1941: At 6am 'Operation Crusader', the British Eighth Army's offensive to relieve Tobruk begins. Rommel, who arrives back from Rome that day, is caught by surprise, allowing the British XXX Corps to advance 50-miles and capture the axis airfield 10 miles south of Sidi Rezegh. The Germans, believing that the British are about to encircle Bardia, send the Afrika Korps on a wild goose chase in that direction. Kay Kendall 1942: Laval is given absolute power by Vichy in Africa. General Motors Ad - November 1943 1943: The RAF begin the 'battle of Berlin' with 700 tons dropped. Other areas also pounded in the biggest RAF operation so far. Over the next 4 months, 16 major attacks were launched against the German capital, involving a total of 9,111 sorties. During this period, 492 aircraft failed to return, and 954 were damaged. 1943: A German counter offensive recaptures Zhitomir. Kay Kendall 1944: The U.S. Third Army crosses the German frontier. Metz is cut off and surrounded by the U.S. Third Army's, XX Corps. 1944: A German hospital ship, Tübingen is sunk accidentally by allied aircraft in the Adriatic, but luckily no wounded were onboard. The British express regret to the German authorities about the mistake. Kay Kendall *Kay Kendall was born Justine Kay Kendall-McCarthy on May 21, 1926 at Stanley House, Hull Road, in Withernsea, a coastal resort in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Her maternal grandmother was Marie Kendall, a musical-comedy star known for her vivacious personality and diction while singing. Her father was Terry McCarthy, a vaudevillian. She was commonly known to family and friends as Kate, according to the memoirs of the actor Sir Dirk Bogarde. Her brother, Cavan Kendall (born Cavan McCarthy), who died on 30 October 1999, was also an actor. Kendall's distinctive nose, an aristocratic swoop, was the result of plastic surgery after a car crash. As she told Bogarde, the surgeon had only two noses in his repertoire, "this one and the other one." The one she chose, Kendall explained, made it difficult to photograph her in profile. Kay Kendall's hometown of Withernsea has a lighthouse situated a stones throw from where Kendall once lived. The lighthouse is no longer in use but has been turned into a museum and has many interesting items associated with Kay Kendall's life and times. Her first major screen role was in the Sid Field-Petula Clark musical "London Town" (1946), notable for being one of the costliest flops in British film history. She co-starred with Clark again in "Dance Hall" (1950), and was featured in a quick succession of minor films before gaining fame in "Genevieve" (1953). Kay Kendall Kendall appeared in the first film in the Doctor series, "Doctor in the House" (1954) with Dirk Bogarde, "Simon And Laura" (1955) with Peter Finch, "Abdulla the Great" (1955) with Sydney Chaplin and Gregory Ratoff, and the epic film "The Adventures of Quentin Durward" (1955), with Robert Taylor and Robert Morley. In 1958, Kendall won a Golden Globe Award for her performance as Lady Sybil Wren in "Les Girls", probably one of the best-known films of her career, the story of three showgirls in postwar Paris (the other actresses were Mitzi Gaynor and Taina Elg). The following year, she starred opposite Harrison in "The Reluctant Debutante". Kendall died in 1959 soon after completing her last movie, "Once More, with Feeling!" (1960), starring opposite Yul Brynner. Early in her career, Kendall had a romantic relationship with Sydney Earle Chaplin, the second son of Charlie Chaplin by his second wife, Lita Grey Chaplin. In 1955 she starred opposite Rex Harrison in the comedy "The Constant Husband", and an affair soon followed. Harrison was married to actress Lilli Palmer at the time. However, when he learned from Kendall's doctor that Kendall had been diagnosed with myeloid leukemia, he and Palmer agreed to divorce so he could marry Kendall and provide for her care. Kendall was never told of her illness and ended up believing she merely had an iron deficiency. As for the divorce, Palmer said she was not upset because she had a lover, too. Palmer and Harrison planned to remarry after Kendall's death, but Palmer ended up falling in love with her companion, Carlos Thompson, and married him instead. Kay Kendall succumbed to her illness on September 6, 1959 at the age of 33, and is buried in the churchyard of St John's Church, Church Row, Hampstead, north London. TRIVIA: Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m) Nickname: Katie Personal Quotes: "We British are so square we have to smuggle our tits past Customs." Chevrolet Ad - November 1943
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  6. Following a predefined path. With some effort I tried to switch to a physics model once something happens to them (e.g. being hit), but that’s not remotely finished yet. I have an experimental quick-and-dirty 737 model in there. That rendering bug is related to yesterday’s 3View problem and it nags me for years now. Basically, it’s about resetting rendering state when the engine switches from rendering one model to the next. Somewhere there is a bug in resetting to the defaults, and some models just render polygons without setting all state (texture, color, texture scaling, fog) beforehand, and this is the result. I decided to not investigate further until I can isolate it. Keep in mind that while the above screenshot pictures just a 747, there is actually a lot more being drawn, like terrain and stars. I think there is no culling for dynamic entitites yet, so the engine renders a few dozen planes before switching to that 747.
  7. Stans

    Sunday

    Morning y'all, overcast skies, 38F, and 61% humidity. Expecting today to be much like yesterday, just a little colder. Cloudy skies to remain throughout the day and the mercury might hit 47F, although yesterday the temperature fell short of the forecast by 3 degrees, so... It's going to be cold again today.
  8. Stans

    Chill out music

    The stalker's anthem?
  9. Stans

    Tuesday

    Ugh! Yeah, I guess that's true.
  10. Donster

    Chill out music

    At least...so far...you can choose to shut Cortana off.
  11. Donster

    Sunday

    Morning all. 34F under clear skies with a 25F wind chill. Cloudy. Chance of light wintry mix of snow and freezing rain, ending in early afternoon. Winds out of the NW at 10-20 MPH. High of 40F.
  12. Chris-Craft Ad - November 1942 1939: The Supreme Allied War Council agrees on the co-ordination of British and French war production. It is also decided that if the Germans should invade Belgium, then both British and French troops will move forward in to Belgium to defend the Albert Canal, River Meuse and the River Dyle, which were strong positions from which to meet any German attack. However, the Belgium government refuses to allow Allied reconnaissance parties in to country for fear of provoking the Germans. 1939: The funeral of Czech Jan Opletal becomes the occasion for a large student demonstration. The Germans strike back ruthlessly, sentencing nine student leaders to death, closing the Czech universities, and sending 1200 students to concentration and labour camps. (MORE INFO) *Eva Gabor 1941: German Luftwaffe general and World War I fighter-ace Ernst Udet commits suicide. The Nazi government tells the public that he died in a flying accident. 1941: The Germans establish the post of Reichskommissariat Ostland under Alfred Rosenberg, to administer the recently conquered territories in the east. Siberian troops are heavily engaged in front of Moscow. Eva Gabor 1941: A British night commando raid on what is thought to be Rommel's HQ at Breda Littoria in the Jebel Akhdar in Libya, fails when it is found to be only a logistical HQ and that Rommel is away on a visit to Rome. Also, the SAS raid on axis airfields fails when the transport aircraft are blown off course by a sandstorm. 1941: Chiang Kai-shek urges the western democracies to take urgent action against Japan. US Army Recruitment Ad - November 1943 1942: British paratroops engage German troops in Tunisia, while the first clashes occur between the newly landed U.S. and German forces. Eva Gabor 1943: A Storm of protest erupts in Britain over the release of Sir Oswald Mosley, the British fascist, on health grounds. 1943: The Russian Sixtieth Army takes Korosten, 100 miles West of Kiev. Eva Gabor *Eva Gabor was a Hungarian-born socialite and actress. Born as Éva Gábor on February 11, 1919 in Budapest, the last daughter of Vilmos Gábor (18841962), a soldier, and Jolie Gábor (18941997). Eva was the first Gabor sister to emigrate to the United States. She moved with her first husband, Swedish physician, Dr. Eric Drimmer. Her first movie role was a bit part in "Forced Landing" at Paramount Pictures. She acted in movies and on the stage throughout the 1950s. In 1965, she commenced her best known role in the TV sitcom "Green Acres", a Paul Henning production in which she portrayed Lisa Douglas, the New York wife of Oliver Wendell Douglas played by Eddie Albert who left New York City to live on a farm. This was a hit show for six seasons, ending in 1971. In later years, she did notable voice-over work for Disney movies, providing the European-accented voices of "Duchess in The Aristocats", Miss Bianca in "The Rescuers" and "The Rescuers Down Under", and the Queen of Time in the Sanrio film, "Nutcracker Fantasy". She was also a successful businesswoman marketing the "Eva Gabor Wigs" and "The Eva Gabor Look". Her elder sisters, Zsa Zsa Gabor and the late Magda Gabor, were also actresses and socialites. Like her sisters, Eva Gabor was known for her string of marriages; she had five: 1. Eric Drimmer (19391942) (divorced) osteopath. 2. Charles Isaacs (27 September 1943 2 April 1949) (divorced) realtor 3. John Williams (8 April 1956 20 March 1957) (divorced) plastic surgeon 4. Richard Brown (4 October 19591972) (divorced) 5. Frank Gard Jameson (21 September 19731983) (divorced) All of the marriages were childless. Eva had a second home in Baja, Mexico, and in June of 1995, she went there with friends, to vacation for a week. On June 20th, she "ate a bad piece of fruit," and contracted viral pneumonia. The condition made Eva so weak, she became disoriented, and she collapsed on a staircase in her house, fell and broke her hip. Unable to get a plane back immediately, and probably not wanting to risk a Mexican hospital, her friends called Merv Griffin, who was "devastated" at the news. He provided a private jet to whisk Eva to Cedars Sinai Medical Center, in LA, the next day. Eva Gabor By the time she was admitted into Cedars on June 21st, her condition had worsened. She had fluid in her lungs, and a fever. Upon further examination, a blood clot was discovered. Doctors put her on antibiotics for the pneumonia, and heparin for the clotting. She was also breathing with the assistance of a respirator, and heavily medicated for the hip pain. Eventually, Eva became comatose. When her condition showed no signs of improvement - family and friends prepared for the worst. Eva finally died in her fifth floor room at Cedars Sinai. It was 10:05 AM on Tuesday, July 4th, 1995. She was 76 years old. Although the youngest of the three sisters, she was the first of them to die. On April 1, 1997, her 102-year-old mother, Jolie, died, unaware of Eva's death. On June 6, 1997, her eldest sister Magda died from renal failure. Eva Gabor is interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California. She is buried near her Green Acres co-star Eddie Albert, who died on May 26, 2005, at the age of 99. TRIVIA: Measurements: 36-22-36 (upon arrival from Hungary in 1940) (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine) Height: 5' 2 1/2" (1.59 m) Lived platonically with Merv Griffin, creator of the "Wheel of Fortune" (1983) game show, for several years up until her death. Credited with the quote "Marriage is too interesting an experiment to be tried only once." Parke, Davis & Company Ad - November 1943
  13. Something strange which seems to be TFXplorer related but may be the Intel graphics driver on this PC that I've just set up. I start TFXplorer and let the F22 drop to its death. Then I cycle through the other vehicles using F12 Smartview. The 13th time I press F12, that 747 and all subsequent planes have black areas on the model depending on which angle it's viewed from. eg: But the question I wanted to ask was if these planes are flying with an aerodynamic model or a following a predefined path?
  14. mikew

    Chill out music

    Not really. Linux is very good these days. Better than Windows in many ways and a bit of a hedge against Microsoft going to a subscription model...or making Cortana the only way of interacting with it.
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  16. Fantastic! Yes, exactly. My thought was, it would keep me from procrastinating problems. But here am years later and I still don’t know how to install XAudio’s debug version properly … This should make 3View run: http://krishty.com/temp/TFXpatch.7z
  17. Thanks! Up and running now. A release build works fine with that console edit. The debug build only runs in the debugger, but maybe that Xaudio error becomes fatal in this mode.
  18. Oh yes, that’s the new translation layer for TFX data. My directory looks like this: TFX to UAW x64.dll TFX to UAW x86.dll TFXplorer x64.exe TFXplorer x86.exe contrail lod 0.png (probably unused?) contrail lod 1.png (probably unused?) contrail lod 2.png (probably unused?) did.dat game.cfg UAW\ contrail close.png hud.raw splash.png stars.xyz32f_rgb32f plugins x64\ Aurora x64.dll KC-135 x64.dll TFX3 F-22 x64.dll TFX3 x64.dll plugins x86\ Aurora x86.dll KC-135 x86.dll TFX3 F-22 x86.dll TFX3 x86.dll
  19. Ah yes, and that error isn't fatal anyway. It crashes further on though, and it seems to be having trouble finding the module 'TFX to UAW x64.dll'. I put all the dlls in the same place, ie 'UAW/plugins x64/XXX.dll' but maybe it shouldn't go there. This dll is new to me.
  20. It can’t load XAudio for audio output. Likely, the debug libraries are missing (TFXplorer loads Microsoft’s debug version of XAudio2 if compiled in debug mode). You can safely hit F5 and continue, albeit without sound.
  21. It gets much further, but doesn't get quite as far the 3D window. Call Stack: TFXplorer x64.exe!COM_SHOULD_SUCCEED(int call) Line 43 C++ TFXplorer x64.exe!OS::Win32::COM::tryToInstantiate(const UUID & clsid, const UUID & iid) Line 139 C++ TFXplorer x64.exe!OS::Win32::COM::tryToInstantiate<IXAudio2>(const UUID & clsid, const UUID & iid) Line 93 C++ TFXplorer x64.exe!OS::Win32::XAudio2::tryToCreate(IXAudio2 * & toXAudio2, IXAudio2MasteringVoice * & toSpeakers) Line 39 C++ TFXplorer x64.exe!tryToInitialize(Sound & audio) Line 685 C++ TFXplorer x64.exe!tryToCreate(UAW_UI & result, const TFX::ADF::CFG & settings, OS::Region & temporaryPool, OS::Region & finalPool, TFX::FileSystem & files, ErrorReporter & reporter, const Supervisor * supervisorOrNull) Line 2990 C++ TFXplorer x64.exe!main() Line 570 C++ [External Code] This is just the 'Normal' Community version. It's the only choice I have apart from Professional/Enterprise. I've only tried to build x64 so far. This can wait. Don't want to ruin your Win10 christmas.
  22. Okay, this might as well be an alignment issue. I’ll have access to a Windows 10 PC where I will test it later. For now, search for resizeConsole() in OS Win32.cpp and delete the content of the function body so it is just empty { }. Could be anything. Are you using the normal Visual Studio 2019 or the Preview build? If x86 crashes, can you try x64 instead? Don’t feel scared, I’m sure Krusader does better than me The extractor has just a fraction of the amount of code, so there is less to go wrong …
  23. Well... I was planning to download Visual Studio 2019 to compile Krus's old extractor, however, after reading this I think I'll put it off a little longer 😀
  24. Donster

    Chill out music

    Well done mike. I imagine working with a Linux PC to get the necessary software and get it set to use would be a bit of a challenge.
  25. Donster

    Tuesday

    I would guess that they would be very profitable to sell in San Francisco.
  26. There seems to be a different mechanism affecting 3view: Call Stack: 3View x64.exe!copyNonOverlappingBytes(void * toDestination, const void * toSource, unsigned __int64 size) Line 5190 C++ 3View x64.exe!GFX::load(const GFX::SBGRC_8888 & memory) Line 205 C++ 3View x64.exe!TFX::horizonColor_sRGB(TFX::Rasterizer & glide) Line 1265 C++ 3View x64.exe!ThreeView::Session::beginDraw() Line 222 C++ 3View x64.exe!ThreeView::ShapeSession::draw() Line 322 C++ 3View x64.exe!main() Line 154 C++ [External Code] ..and 'Output': Maybe there's some setting in Visual Studio that I need to change. The problems only seem to occur with exes that I compile myself.
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