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  1. You are right John. Dogs have masters.....cats have servants!!! Time to feed the cats........must dash!! Martin
  2. Lol! Cats are great really...we have four at the moment (one died about two years ago), so we have our hands full looking after them! We have two black cats, one white and one gray.
  3. Do you mean agitate the water...or agitate the cat!!! Maybe the cat would already be agitated after such an ordeal!!
  4. I love a good joke, like everyone else. So todays laugh must be courtesy of the UK Government and other higher ups who just do not know how to handle snow! It seems as though the UK goes beserk when it snows.....I heard that they had four inches and the country is all 'excited' and in a panic! Goodness me, four inches is a dusting......Yes, I moved from the UK and I know that there can be 'the wrong sort of snow that screws up railway points' and all the other 'good excuses' Over here in Indiana a few years ago, we had three feet of snow and we just got on with life without creating a song and dance. So, to the UK Government, 'Keep calm and carry on shoveling'!! As for me, it is sunny, about 50F and time to go sunbathing in my snow free back yard!! Martin
  5. Just Flight VC 10

    Well said Lucy! I just did a flight from Vancouver to Seattle in the VC-10......no problems and she looked great with the mountains in the background. I am sure that I will be flying this plane a lot in the next few weeks and can't wait until the Super VC-10 comes out. Martin
  6. Just Flight VC 10

    I bought it today and have been flying it a bit this afternoon and evening. It is nice. Go for it!! Martin
  7. Advice required for FSX

    That's an interesting thought. When I get the PC serviced in a couple of weeks, I will ask them to check it out. Thanks Martin
  8. Advice required for FSX

    Happy Thanksgiving too to you John I did try FSX Steam shortly after it first came out. I did not get on well with it at all. As you said that it has been updated, I may give it another try if the issues mentioned do not get resolved. Best wishes Martin
  9. Advice required for FSX

    Hi Alan Thanks for your input. I guess that it is good that neither of us are alone now, eh?! Funny you should say about certain aircraft...I am not into long flights and usually do ones about 30 mins. or so just for fun. One route I like is Manching in Germany to Aviano in Italy...I like flying over mountains. Anyway, my point is that this problem usually happens just over the Alps!! Who knows...maybe the Burmuda Triangle has been relocated??!! I think that my memory is fine (the computer...not my personal memory.....) as I have lots left and have 8GB RAM. I am pretty good at running system checks on most days to defrag and realign files. As I said to Jess, I do plan on taking in the computer in a for a service in a couple of weeks and while I am at it, I know that they have a good system to check for any virus issues that may have eluded my anti-virus. I know that there some people here who are great with the hassles of flight sim and am hoping to see if anyone else can give advise. If so, it may now help the two of us with having the same issue! Martin
  10. Advice required for FSX

    Hi Jess I have Windows 7. I know that it's an older computer but FSX has got very temperamental lately. It has worked pretty well in the past at times, but is now giving issues. I know that some more recent programs are geared towards more modern computers, such as MilViz stuff, in which I get some errors, such as 'Failed to load GS10 from memory', which I believe is due to me having an old video card. I am going to take the PC in for a more up to date video card in a couple of weeks and also get them to check for any viruses that may have escaped my anti-virus program. Any advice would be appreciated, but buying a new PC is out of the question at the moment. By the way, I did try FSX Steam, and just did not get on with that! Thanking you in advance. Martin
  11. Firstly, a Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans on this site! I did make this post yesterday, but for some reason, it did not seem to appear on site! Anyway, I am wondering if there are any FSX experts who can help......at this point in time, quite often when I do a flight of more than about 20 mins, the flight just freezes. You can hear sound, you can see the plane, but it is just there doing nothing! I have tried using F5 to try and refresh it and get it working. I have also done ctrl, alt and delete to see what is going on and it says that FSX has stopped responding. Anybody have any ideas??! While I am asking for advise, another issue is that I have Just Flight's Traffic 360 to add a bit of life and color to airports. Recently, this stops working after a while with no pretty planes to look at. I have tried increasing traffic on the settings of FSX but to no avail. The only solution that I have found so far is to uninstall Traffic 360 and reload it. Of course, the situation reappears after a few weeks! Any help would be appreciated from you great guys and gals. TIA Martin
  12. Caption the picture!

    Hillary Clinton hits airliner whilst flight testing her new broomstick prior to Halloween festivities. Unfortunately, she survived.
  13. Boeing KC-97G Stratotanker

    Thanks very much, Jury. It is much appreciated.
  14. Boeing KC-97G Stratotanker

    Wow! That looks nice. Where do buy/download you find that plane? TIA Martin