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  1. Been away. Just got back. Missed Joe's Birthday. All the best, Joe
  2. Strange. I've been away since Saturday morning. Came home tonight - checked my favorite website MH - and lo and behold I'm logged in without doing anything. The Faeries fixed it! Thank you Faeries. Also, I would like to report that the "Recently Discussed Forum Topics" is no longer broken (something you all know by now). My bad for going away to a place with no internet connection.
  3. You mentioned that before, Joe. I went looking and found nothing (obvious). I had exactly the same problem with my Google Account - forever asking me to sign in. That was solved by signing out and signing in again. With MH, however, I'm signed out as soon as I close my browser. I use Google Chrome for a browser. Every time I call up MH "forum.mutleyshangar.com" from my bookmarks, I get the "Sign Up or Sign On" message. Any idea what this does? I've got it turned off, but not something I've done. Must be a default - "Keep local data only until you quit your browser" This is turned ON - "Allow sites to save and read cookie data (recommended) " Under "Manage Passwords", forum.mutleyshangar.com is properly filled out.
  4. And here I thought I'd messed something up, but was not willing to query until I did some checking. This is the second strange thing that's happened. I still cannot find out why I get logged out every time I leave MH.
  5. Interesting. Third from the end of the photo sequence. That's either one heck of a parallax shot or somebody pulled a "Harrison Ford" or an Air Canada San Francisco approach.
  6. POETIC JUSTICE!! A woman from Vancouver - who was a tree hugging NDP’er, an anti-hunter, anti-pipeline environmentalist -purchased a piece of timberland near Squamish, BC . There was a large tree on one of the highest points in the tract. She wanted a good view of the natural splendour of her land so she started to climb the big tree. As she neared the top a spotted owl attacked her. In her haste to escape, the woman slid down the tree to the ground and got splinters in her crotch. In considerable pain, she hurried to a local ER to see a doctor. She told him she was an environmentalist, an NDP’er and an anti-industry person and how she came to get all the splinters. The doctor listened to her story with great patience and then asked her to wait in the examining room and he would see if he could help her. She waited three hours before the doctor re-appeared. The angry woman demanded, "What took you so long?" He smiled and told her, "Well, I had to get permits from Environment Canada, the Parks Service and the BC Department of Land Management before I could remove old-growth timber from a ‘recreational area’ so close to a Waste Treatment Facility. And I'm sorry, but due to the Provincial Medical cut backs they turned you down. You may wish to try Dr. Suzuki.
  7. Thanks Joe, Don't go to any trouble. I'll look into it I recently switched to Win10 (not the least impressed) so that is likely the culprit. I don't recall this being co-incident with the switch (new laptop), but it may have been. So many things changed instantly that I'm not confident to recall when the sign-on thing started.
  8. Everything seems to be working here. Have to log in every time, though. Is this intentional? Thanks for all your efforts, Joe
  9. Thanks for that observation @hurricanemk1c Interesting to note several items that are common 1. Southwest Airlines 2. Port engine 3. Damage to the cabin structure aft of the leading edge of the wing - in the 2016 incident, the gash in the fuselage obviously was serious enough to depressurize the cabin. In the 2018 incident, a window in the same area was broken leading to depressurization AND the death of a passenger. I wonder if there have been any similar failures on the starboard engine that did not result in damage to the cabin structure. If so, I would postulate that the rotation direction has something to do with the possibility of cabin damage. I prefer to choose the wing area seating on all airline flights. I'm not wealthy enough to be sitting in First or Business Class. Sitting in close proximity to the MAC is the most comfortable place on any aircraft (despite the crumby seats in cattle-class). I think I'll be choosing my seating to be slightly closer to the front of the aircraft from now on, especially if it's a 737.
  10. Vapour lock is a heat induced issue with the fuel delivery system. Used to cause problems in our cars during the carburetor-era. The easy solution was to let the engine cool off. I flew a great many variants of the Piper PA-28 series a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away and I do not recall vapour lock ever being mentioned as something to look out for. Warriors used Lycoming carburetted engines (by recollection) running 100LL. Now, in all fairness, my experience with these aircraft was confined mostly to Ontario and Quebec with some forays into upstate New York. Ground temps could get well up into the 90's (real temperature measurement system). There were rumours of Lycoming and Piper trying to certify these engines on automotive fuel. If that ever happened, it was after my time with them. I suppose that ground handling on automotive gas at hot airports might cause vapour lock.
  11. One item of note. Seen in all of the onboard pictures and videos - passengers with the oxy masks covering their mouths only. Looks like the majority.
  12. Quickmarch

    Surge protection

    How do you know that? Inquiring minds must know. Seems to me that the surge protection itself is an internal "failure".
  13. Press Reporters here are having a field day with the concept of electric vehicles. If you listen to the press hype, we'll all be (not) driving driverless electric cars within five years. The reporting is only going to get worse if the country legalizes pot. However they're not bright enough to extend the power requirement out to where the vehicle is parked. This is the old "last mile" conundrum. The Province I live in has almost limitless access to cheap, efficient hydroelectric power. We make so much of it that we supply most of the west coast. However, if I want to have a charging station installed in my 30 year old condo, I'm looking at prohibitive costs - if - I can convince the power company to even consider doing the installation. I imagine the same issue will arise when someone wants to charge up his/her Electro Piper out at the local flying field. My wife and I were in Paris a year or so ago. On our street there were four charging station (parking spaces) dedicated to charging electric vehicles. I didn't count them, but I'm willing to bet there were 100 cars parked on a regular basis on that street. It's hard enough to find a parking spot in a major downtown area. Can you imagine what it will be like if you can only use 4% of the available spots?
  14. Quickmarch

    Surge protection

    Any clue as to the source of the spike? Local T'Stm? Where I live in the PNW thunderbumpers are a rare and unusual thing. Still, every year we hear at least one. Toronto was a different world. You should see the CN Tower during a summer thunderstorm, especially at night. Gives a whole new meaning to "grounding". Still, great advice on the SP. We have them plugged in to all outlets that supply power to electronics. Haven't lost anything yet (knock on wood).
  15. I'll be working on a Black Bush in a few moments.
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