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    Just watched much of your video. Very interesting...

    Just watched much of your video. Very interesting for various reasons:
    1. Am just starting to explore Xplane to see if it suits my needs. So seeing someone in a group event was useful, and in a 172...
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    Whilst I've been focusing on the forums, the...

    Whilst I've been focusing on the forums, the articles are excellant. Good 'bedside reading'. Will read all these but am starting at the start, 'because it's a very good place to start', and am now...
  3. A very interesting conversation. Am also...

    A very interesting conversation. Am also interested in real world (RW) sims for pilots in training. As PCs and software are progressing in leaps and bounds, quite amzing really, a PC based solution...
  4. Thread: Rather quiet

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    Rather quiet

    Consider this post to be "where did everybody go" version 2. No flame wars please! FlightSim.com has some traffic but seems a little quiet. How about a bit more "gay repartee", "chewing the fat",...
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    Weighing in from Oz having had a glass of red...

    Weighing in from Oz having had a glass of red wine, and gleaning that this thread seems to be morphing into a flame war, here is my five cents worth! Doesn't matter what sim you use. There are very...
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    No I haven't tried it yet. My computer failed...

    No I haven't tried it yet. My computer failed some months ago but I have a new computer and will try it once I get my flight sim working again.
  7. Thread: Long Timers

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    Interesting to read all the posts. Lots of...

    Interesting to read all the posts. Lots of nostalgia including the IT history (I first learnt to drive a personal computer on the Tandy TRS80 ("Trash 80") in the 1980s, storage was on a cassette tape...
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    Hi Gunther, I read the PDF article weeks ago...

    Hi Gunther, I read the PDF article weeks ago (have had login problems, back online now) and found it very interesting. I think such research is very good. Thanks for posting about it.
  9. Back logged in. Will try running FS2002 on Linux Ubuntu.

    Just a post to replace the "last posted" thread in this forum. (Have had login probs due to forgotten pw, reset now.) Given my old but (was) good Hewlett Packard PC box with WinXP on it, has gone...
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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...
  11. 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...
  12. Thread: 25 years?

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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....
  13. Thread: 25 years?

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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....
  14. Thread: 25 years?

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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",...
  15. Thread: 25 years?

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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.
  19. 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....
  20. Thread: Rafwaffe

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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 -...
  23. Thread: 25 years?

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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.
  24. Thread: Cargo Conversion

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    I looked at the video, very interesting.

    I looked at the video, very interesting.
  25. 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...
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