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    Educational Music Thread

    That video only dealt with the physical pain dentists inflict. It ignored the true terror of receiving the bill. Here's a song that Supertramp's lawyers haven't had taken down yet...
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    Educational Music Thread

    Let's start with the Second Law of Thermodynamics ..and its 'Isolated System' follow on.
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    Educational Music Thread

    Good songs, and 'Another Brick in the Wall' is genuinely educational as I didn't know the definition of an acre before hearing it. Anyway, the pinnacle of medical learning...
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    Educational Music Thread

    I think 'Centerfold' was pushing the limits a bit, but a great video. 😀 Now, a bit of history...
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    Educational Music Thread

    This has Stephen Hawking in it at least....
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    Educational Music Thread

    Hmmn, I'm having trouble with this them already. It seems songs aren't necessarily that educational outside Sesame Street...
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    Friday

    Why are you building your master bathroom outside?
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    Pining for the fjörds

    Hey, I found the map used by that video in your AC extracted files that you linked to some time ago. The area is quite limited, but the AC style of gameplay means that you're unlikely to reach the edges. ...and yes, it's very EF2000-like.
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    Weekend Music Thread

    Well, close enough to the weekend for me...
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    Weekend Music Thread

    Pretty tragic, and not a very Rock and Roll ending. Randy Rhoads on the other hand... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Rhoads
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    Weekend Music Thread

    I don't think those bands imprinted themselves on me like they did for you guys. 38 Special,Journey and Toto sound pretty much the same when played one after the other. I loved that Boston album when it came out! It was basically one guy wasn't it? ..and the ZZ Top videos were always good value.
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    Weekend Music Thread

    Hey, I actually won that hours earlier. I even had my answer in musical form: It wasn't my fault I had to do something else before I could post it.
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    Weekend Music Thread

    Seem to be digging a hole for myelf here, but another 10 years back...
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    Weekend Music Thread

    and 10 or so years even earlier
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    Weekend Music Thread

    and 10 or so years earlier
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    The XP-82

    Great to see!
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    Wednesday

    Wow! It's a balmy +20F here with no wind to speak of. Need to start getting the BBQ gear ready...
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    TFXplorer

    OK, thanks. If I enable the same debugging as last time (see the link to the winehq ticket above), I just get the following type of output if I move the joystick: 0025:trace:hid_report:process_device_event Received action 600 0025:trace:hid_report:process_hid_report Processing Request 0025:trace:hid_report:process_device_event Received action 600 0025:trace:hid_report:process_device_event Received action 600 0025:trace:hid_report:process_device_event Received action 600 002b:trace:hid_report:hid_internal_dispatch IOCTL_HID_READ_REPORT 002b:trace:hid_report:hid_internal_dispatch IOCTL_HID_READ_REPORT 0025:trace:hid_report:process_device_event Received action 600 0025:trace:hid_report:process_hid_report Processing Request 002b:trace:hid_report:hid_internal_dispatch IOCTL_HID_READ_REPORT 0025:trace:hid_report:process_device_event Received action 600 0025:trace:hid_report:process_hid_report Processing Request Since I pretty much always use a joystick with Windows, it probably explains why I haven't seen the exploding plane phenomena before.
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    Gets on my Nerves

    Thanks for the Beer Cheese recipe! ...but I think I'll continue to enjoy them separately.
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    TFXplorer

    I've had another look and while the joystick is found, it doesn't do anything in TFXplorer except disabling the arrow keys. The joystick works fine with TAW which also uses Wine. Running TFXplorer after TAW just highlights how wonderful the TFXplorer rendering is. If only the two could be combined... The only problem left with running TAW in Wine without changing the default settings is how the 2D windows are handled. Once flying around in dgVoodoo, I haven't run into any stability problems, but pressing the 'Del' key to see the map usually results in a crash. One new experience with TFXplorer is having the plane spontaneously explode. I don't recall seeing that before. All I can do afterwards is F12 Smartview to toggle between the bits of debris.
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    TFXplorer

    It's a while since I wrote that, but yes, things have changed....and generally for the better. The x64 version seems to work OK now, and the joystick is indeed recognised: found HID "SDL Madcatz Mad Catz V.1 Stick" axis 0130 (0007): -32768-32767 axis 0131 (0008): -32768-32767 axis 0132 (0009): -32768-32767 axis 0135 (000A): -32768-32767 axis 0139 (000B): 0-8 button 0901 (0000) button 0902 (0001) button 0903 (0002) button 0904 (0003) button 0905 (0004) button 0906 (0005) button 0907 (0006) did1st.dat not opened; no patches will be considered trying to load .dat file ... identified an F-22 Total Air War .dat file loading .dat directory loading 19 directory names loading 19 file extensions extracting 10438 files .dat loaded successfully Direct3D 9 (SDK version 32) trying to create GPU context (8x AA, windowed, pure hardware T&L) 16x anisotropic filtering selected missing 3\BALL_3.3 but for some reason it still doesn't work, although if the joystick is plugged in the arrow keys don't work either for control. At least I can I can start the engines now as long as I have a US keyboard selected. The game.cfg was missing, so I created one with a single entry 'CONTROL=1' but that has no effect. Maybe it needs some other parameter?
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    Gets on my Nerves

    What happened to the Green Bay Packers this season? I'm guessing from the huge stockpile of cheese: https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/6/28/17515188/us-cheese-surplus-billion-pounds ..they didn't do very well.
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    Odd errors

    Yes, those cost extra...but DLC is where it's at these days like the karaoke machine module from VEAO that's needed for renderings of "You've lost that loving feeling". From watching those videos I totally get how rewarding DCS can be in creating camaraderie between a group of people that can invest the time to take it seriously. Unfortunately, that's not me. The only online gaming I used to do was Mechwarrior3/TAW/Typhoon after coming home from the pub.
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    Odd errors

    Has DCS World got a Beach Volleyball module yet? It sounds like it needs one.
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