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    Thanks Nels for 25 years. The policy about the...

    Thanks Nels for 25 years. The policy about the ethos of the site is commendable. For others looking at this thread, see Nels interview on Willy Canucks radio show. My post lists where in the show are...
  2. Thread: 25 years?

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    Internet history

    Prompted by Nels interview, looked up Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet#History to refresh my memory:
    - "In the 1960s, the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the United...
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    SKYBLUERADIO. Willy Canuck show "Hagis and...

    SKYBLUERADIO. Willy Canuck show "Hagis and poutine" 16 May 2021, 1h59m30s long. Interviews Nels Anderson on the 25th anniversary of the start of FlightSim.com in 1996....
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    Thanks Dominic, am listening to it now. Very...

    Thanks Dominic, am listening to it now. Very interesting and heaps of nostalgia. Am noting the times of the segments in the show where Willy chats with Nels. Will post those times here once done....
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    Altruism

    Thanks Dominic, I read it including all the comments. Very good. Nice to see a (perhaps older) photo of Nels and hear his story. I think he'd be the definition of an archetypal "quiet achiever",...
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    What was the first post on the FlightSim site?...

    What was the first post on the FlightSim site? Have browsed through the Archive, the first one I can find is in forum "FS4": "Re: FS4 Forum" Started by volkman, 06-26-1996 11:01 PM Replies: 3 Views:...
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    What rocket? Whose rocket? NASA, China, ...??? (I...

    What rocket? Whose rocket? NASA, China, ...??? (I heard on the news something about the China booster re-entering near the Maldives or somesuch in the Indian Ocean. But don't watch the news much...
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    Sounds like great "armchair geographer" activity....

    Sounds like great "armchair geographer" activity. I also like to do that - Google Earth, Wikipedia etc. but do it much as not much time to be an armchair geographer (I happen to be a real geographer...
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    Lucky you, in essence finding those installers as...

    Lucky you, in essence finding those installers as Easter eggs etc.
  10. Thread: CH Products YOKE

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    I got my CH Products yoke from the recycle shop...

    I got my CH Products yoke from the recycle shop at my local refuse centre (the "tip"), was on the shelf, covered in dust, of the 3 levers on the right side, the 2 right-most ones were broken off....
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    Just watched it, very enjoyable whilst sipping a...

    Just watched it, very enjoyable whilst sipping a glass of red. As we all know, or find out over time, there are many "secret" stories re wartime (any war over the last 120 years of flight). I have an...
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    Yes, I've noticed the site had gone quiet. It was...

    Yes, I've noticed the site had gone quiet. It was very busy around Xmas - New Year, but presumed that most folk were on holiday and had time to sim and post, and after 2021 got going, those of us who...
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    Glad to hear that you were able to run your old...

    Glad to hear that you were able to run your old friend FS2002 today without a hitch. Unfortunately for me, my old, reliable HP wp6400 Workstation has gone on the blink. Now getting on startup "927 -...
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    25 years?

    Is it 25 years Nels of Flightsim.com? If so, are you going to do a review like you did at 10 and 20 years? Hope so.
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    I looked at the video, very interesting.

    I looked at the video, very interesting.
  16. I meant Andrew Herd (username anherd). In...

    I meant Andrew Herd (username anherd). In Features > Reviews, his four parts starting with "FS2002 Preview Part 1" dated 16 October 2001. Also, in OpEd "FS2002" 20 Sep 2001. Another interesting one...
  17. Back to the future, or, everything old is new again.

    Been reading this forum's old posts for when FS2002 first came out. It's a neat trick. Just pretend now is 2001. Phil Herds posts are very good. Will link a few here. (As I have FS2002 in it's box,...
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    Perhaps you meant to post this in the FS2020...

    Perhaps you meant to post this in the FS2020 forum, i.e. the "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020" forum, or did you really mean to post it here, in this old legacy FS2002 forum?
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    Me too, bookmarked the books site. Just had a...

    Me too, bookmarked the books site. Just had a quick browse of the first book. Great, t
    hanks CRJ_simpilot, I've now got my bedside reading!
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    Interesting to sit on the fence and see this...

    Interesting to sit on the fence and see this farce play out! CRJ_simpilot, that cranky old man, is it seems to me is on the money, plus other posters here. Fun to read.
  21. I agree Inus, Loki, the existing forums are...

    I agree Inus, Loki, the existing forums are sufficient. Don't want too many. The software forum is a good place for an ongoing Linux thread.
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    Interesting read. CRJ_simpilot, very interesting...

    Interesting read. CRJ_simpilot, very interesting and pithy (and somewhat overwhelming re the tech content but very welcome) and fantastic posts. Similar to you, I don't like the evolution in MS...
  23. Great post Tigretto. Thanks for all the info. I...

    Great post Tigretto. Thanks for all the info. I too have been wanting to ditch MS and in my house make everything open source i.e. Linux. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 last year and it works great. Am...
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    Addendum. A great thing about FlightSim.com is...

    Addendum. A great thing about FlightSim.com is its history, I enjoy reading the old posts, much still relevant especially if running older stuff (a bit like our cars, not everyone has a new 2021...
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    Great advice and help

    Thanks all for the wisdom, equates to many hours of "tears before bedtime" saved! CRJ simpilot, great info, from what you said about what you're in to re pc stuff, I will rely on your opinions. Re...
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