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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    Today, 13:05
    This is too bizarre of a coincidence. My 3rd Great Grandfather was Philip Jakob Schirmer, and at one time was the owner of the building at Maximlian Strasse 13, in Speyer. It was a hotel at the time. The one and only time I visited Speyer was in the summer of 1972. I emailed the Speyer tourist information center sometime last year, asking if it was possible to see what the inside of that building looks like now. I have several photographs of what it looked like when my grandfather owned it, but nothing of the interior. Anyway, I did get a reply, saying they could not honor my request, due to security reasons. I understand that. But this is even more strange because only a few days ago, I was checking for FSX scenery of Speyer, and now this announcement! Thanks so much! ...
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    Today, 11:59
    Thanks Kent. Twist is drinking. The saline solution has some other ingredient in it as well. I am supposed to do the injection thing for five days, and then take him back for blood work check. NC
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    Today, 11:36
    Update: I gave Twist, as instructed by the vet, 120cc of the solution prescribed (mostly saline ). Have to use two 60cc syringes with large bore needles. I pinch the skin on his neck, lift it, and inject under skin. Once I got him situated on our kitchen counter, the process went smoothly and quick. He held still, thankfully. He is eating good, but for now it's as if he's never been in our house. He remains in a back room, and is not venturing out. I feel bad, as am sure he was traumatized, having been in a cage at the vet for 3 days. I check on him a lot during the day, and am hoping he eventually adjusts. NC
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  • Wing_Z's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:33
    LOL you "aircraft" designers... :) In truth, can you imagine a more terrifying sight, than to see this thing bearing down on the beat, and then rolling out 14 cannon and a choice for the master of your ship! 'Course we being more nimble, with a nifty tack to port, got in a quick one, got lucky and found the powder store. Left him there to burn :triumphant:
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  • Tom Clayton's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:34
    Your best bet will be to contact the SU. Their page has a forum link, but it appears to be down at the moment. There's also a Contact link that opens a new email message to the site admin. http://www.skyunlimited.net/
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:09
    Twist is back home, and acting/feeling much better. His diet will be different from our other cats, and I will probably have to sequester him to feed him. Also have to give him 120cc of a special fluid, subcutaneously. That will begin tomorrow. I am so relieved to get him home, and the chance to keep him alive and happy for a while at least. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. NC
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    May 22nd, 2015, 18:59
    Thanks so much, everyone. I will give an update sometime tomorrow, when I know more. NC
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  • Tako_Kichi's Avatar
    May 22nd, 2015, 18:11
    Unscrupulous governments have zero interest in the content/purpose of the sites they attack/probe, they are simply looking for unprotected and vulnerable sites that they can then exploit by adding their own nefarious code to use as and when desired. If they can amass thousands/millions of sites which can be triggered to run their 'code bombs' they can quickly cripple huge blocks of the internet and bring down Western commercial and government infrastructures. The attacks could also be religion or ideology based, they don't like many of the things we take for granted in the West and see it as their duty to wipe it out.
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  • Paul Domingue's Avatar
    May 22nd, 2015, 16:46
    Yes! Make this a sticky! I've always been interested in naval aviation since my early days in the VUSN.
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    May 22nd, 2015, 13:52
    GREAT question about VLSO, which is one of the best addons for carrier ops and practice, ever!! NC
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    May 22nd, 2015, 13:51
    Yes, TWICE! :encouragement: NC
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    May 22nd, 2015, 13:47
    Our pets are with us for such a relatively short period of our lives, but (speaking for myself) all of them have meant so much to me. Years ago, back around 1999-2000 timeframe, I had another Siamese cat named "Armand". He was a Blue Point, about 1 1/2 years old when I adopted him from a breeder. Armand had been a show cat, having spent almost all of his life to that point in a cage. It was several days before he warmed up to me, but became quite a loving companion. Armand seemed to have sniffles (respiratory) continually. It was a respiratory infection that eventually brought his defenses down to such low levels that I had to let him go at age 7; not very old for a cat, let alone a Siamese. It was over two years before I reached the point where I could handle getting another...
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  • Navy Chief's Avatar
    May 22nd, 2015, 11:32
    Just over a week ago, I noticed my little "Twist" was acting differently. Normally quite active and vocal, he was spending more time sleeping than usual, and not running around. Took him to the vet for blood work. Results are that his kidneys are 90% damaged, and he was almost in full renal failure. He has been with the vet since Wednesday morning, and only just this morning - finally responding to IV fluid therapy. A definite positive change from the vets report last evening. I was preparing myself for the worst today. Twist has improved, and (at least for now) doing much better. The plans are to bring him home tomorrow, around noon. I don't know how many days or months I will have him, but I will make every day count. He has been such a blessing to me. NC
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  • Paul Domingue's Avatar
    May 22nd, 2015, 07:31
    Go to your control panel, select Programs and Features then at the top click on View installed updates. Click on the bar where it says Installed On to organize them by date.
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  • Paul Domingue's Avatar
    May 22nd, 2015, 07:12
    The lack of some languages is only with the beta version of Win X. The official release will have that corrected.
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  • gradyhappyg's Avatar
    May 21st, 2015, 19:25
    From what I understand the free X upgrade is for only Win7 and up systems. Those with XP and Vista are not included. Is this correct?
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  • Tako_Kichi's Avatar
    May 21st, 2015, 17:27
    Tako_Kichi replied to a thread Enterprise in The NewsHawks
    When I was in my early teens I built a model of HMS Victory for my uncle and he insisted I painted it with lead-free, non-toxic paint (not easy to find in the early 70's). After it was finished he had me shoot holes in the hull with my .22 air rifle! :icon_eek: He then filled the hull with fine gravel and sank it in his 8 ft long x 4 ft high x 2 ft wide aquarium for his tropical fish to play in! :icon_lol:
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  • Paul Domingue's Avatar
    May 21st, 2015, 16:43
    Yep, 1997 was around the same time I came to the same conclusion about Norton. While they may have improved on the memory hoggishness I'm still very contented with AVG. Since there were no problems with Max 9 on my laptop with Win X (yes that's what I'm going to call it) I am not to concerned about it working with Max 2015 but that remains to be seen.
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