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General Discussion Area / Re: Carrie's Flat
« on: 28 April 2021, 18:41:10 »
Yes,  a sane person wouldn't throw money at some digs that came with the job, after all.
Unless it was someone else's money. :-X

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General Car Chat / Re: Jaguar XE
« on: 27 April 2021, 19:39:49 »
XE is great to drive.

.....even in 2.0 derv form like the one I had as a loan car.

Petrol is OBVIOUSLY better though. :)

Yep, it's a 4 door MX5 with comfort and refinement.

Bit of a shame to put a tractor donk in one, though. :(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Bye Bye
« on: 24 April 2021, 11:10:28 »
Rear legroom is poor, Barry, but with the back seats down there's plenty of space for camping trips and the like.

Not too bothered about the the rear legroom, there's only two of us.

My thoughts when purchasing the XE. Only time anyone sits there is when they've scrounged a lift, so they can suck it up. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Chipped!
« on: 23 April 2021, 19:28:08 »
My machine spends the day with about 3 instances of Visual Studio
I believe that is on the verge of going 64bit.  Better late than never, as that could really use the extra memory space.

.. and no doubt it will use the extra memory space as soon as it does. ::)
I wonder if MS have forewarned Intel/AMD that we will soon need x128 to cope with all these 64bit apps ;D

Mad, isn't it?.. and I was trying to shoe-horn an extra boot loader into a machine with 16k of RAM earlier. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Chipped!
« on: 21 April 2021, 18:28:02 »
My machine spends the day with about 3 instances of Visual Studio
I believe that is on the verge of going 64bit.  Better late than never, as that could really use the extra memory space.

.. and no doubt it will use the extra memory space as soon as it does. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: GP Surgery
« on: 21 April 2021, 18:26:36 »
So sorry to hear about your brother. I can only hope the care he receives from now on is better and makes his remaining time as comfortable as possible.

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General Discussion Area / Re: European Super League
« on: 20 April 2021, 22:24:55 »
Not sure why this is the main only news story the BBC are covering and government ministers are now wasting their time pontificating over it.

I thought we were in the middle of a pandemic, but apparently a bunch of overgrown schoolboys who haven't evolved from playground games are the most important issue there is. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Chipped!
« on: 20 April 2021, 00:23:13 »
Who needs x64.  32bit is fine.  ...

Agreed, but it's getting to the point where more and more application software is only being built for x64.

A more sensible approach might have been for Windows to open up the physical address space to 64 bit to remove the 4GB limit but to keep 32 bit process address spaces for efficiency.

I've run my Linux machines like this for years but went x64 in the end due to a couple of bits of software where the developers CBA to support 32 bit.
Windows Server, back when it was available in 32bit, got round the limit using PAE.  But PAE is a bodge, and the only effeicent way to see beyond what a 32bit adress space provides is to go native 64 bit on the CPU.  Everything else needs page swapping or PAE.  Urgh.


Though why the hell we need more than 4GB RAM is an alien concept to me.  I'm sure Mr Gates once said that 640k was more than enough for anyone.  Mind you, that was before he inflicted Windows on the world.

Oh, I definitely need more than 4GB. ;D

My machine spends the day with about 3 instances of Visual Studio open, a couple of Eclipse and all the Java sh1te that comes with it, sometimes IAR as well, a couple of other VMs, along with all the usual office tosser stuff and, these days, teams, etc. So most of it probably goes in Mr. Gates' bloat, which is ironic.. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Chipped!
« on: 18 April 2021, 09:16:52 »
Who needs x64.  32bit is fine.  ...

Agreed, but it's getting to the point where more and more application software is only being built for x64.

A more sensible approach might have been for Windows to open up the physical address space to 64 bit to remove the 4GB limit but to keep 32 bit process address spaces for efficiency.

I've run my Linux machines like this for years but went x64 in the end due to a couple of bits of software where the developers CBA to support 32 bit.

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Crikey! I'm sure you've missed out half of them too. ;D

That LPG conversion seems a while ago now. :-\

Do keep in touch, and all the best!

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General Discussion Area / Re: Flightradar24
« on: 13 April 2021, 19:19:50 »
I have been using Freedar.uk more recently as it shows more military aircraft  :y
:y :y

There are days when there are loads of Gliders active in the Hull area, facinateing seeing the trails they leave. ::)


 ;D
They don't come as far south as Hull / Humber due to the lack of thermals
They take off from Pocklington and tend to float around the Vale of York  :y

There are thermals everywhere on a good day.
The main factors are wind direction and airspace,  assuming they're not ridge soaring which is obviously  confined to the right ground features.


Hi Kev
Are you still gliding ?

I'd have thought it would have been a bit dead on the thermal front with the flat ground and with the cooler Humber in the middle  :-\
I know there is a east / west flight corridor that comes right over the top of Hull.
We also get quite a few military aircraft transiting north / south under the flight path  :)
I was sat near the Humber bridge last month watching a couple of Typhoons playing / burning fuel up  :)
I take it fuel is less expensive then tyres nowadays  ;D
I know that the old lightnings was always burning any excess off before dropping back into Binbrook back in the day  :y
Not like they had much fuel to waste in the first place  ;D   

I've been watching the Air sea rescue S92's out of Humberside Airport on Flight Radar myself quite a bit.
They tend to transit north @2000ft / 135 knots north upto a training spot just north of the Whitby coast late at night a few times a week then back home over the top of my house.
Noisy buggers  ;D

Yes, just started up gliding again last weekend after lockdown grounded us.
Complex airspace does tend to keep gliders away, since you can't plan with the precision that a spam can can. ;)
I think there's a danger area along the coast there up to something daft like 60k feet+, so that explains the fast jet antics.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Flightradar24
« on: 13 April 2021, 17:05:22 »
I have been using Freedar.uk more recently as it shows more military aircraft  :y
:y :y

There are days when there are loads of Gliders active in the Hull area, facinateing seeing the trails they leave. ::)


 ;D
They don't come as far south as Hull / Humber due to the lack of thermals
They take off from Pocklington and tend to float around the Vale of York  :y

There are thermals everywhere on a good day.
The main factors are wind direction and airspace,  assuming they're not ridge soaring which is obviously  confined to the right ground features.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Second jab
« on: 13 April 2021, 00:53:37 »
It will still be a few weeks before your antibodies reach optimal levels and no vaccine is 100% effective
plus you could still catch and pass on Chinese virus to someone else and be unaware
so social distancing etc is still advised
but well done for not being frightened off having a jab or second with the current press reporting blood clots with the astra zeneca  jab.
why the press are making such a song and dance about 70 people in 20 million doses is beyond me ::)
if 70 million (uk population  :-\) had the jab then that equates to possibly 245 people getting clots ,compare that with 130,000 who have died so far ,then factor in all those people who have had covid and are suffering long term effects (including blood clots FROM covid)

how is the good lady wife now uncle Stemo ? fully recovered i hope

Its a much higher risk of a clot when taking the contraceptive pill, sadly the idiots peddling this shit are probably also avoiding that one to  >:(

Finally they're beating Darwin at his own game. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Flightradar24
« on: 13 April 2021, 00:52:20 »
Remember aircraft have to turn on a transponder to appear on this, so it's very much an "opt in" thing. ;)

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