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by cpd
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VR headset users here?
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: VR headset users here?

I haven’t used them but would love to try it. Back in my old FSX days I used airliners (Concorde and 777-300ER mainly) and the swivelling the views around manually wasn’t very intuitive when trying to use systems like the INS and AFCS on Concorde. It made landing seem less natural. Also my computer ...

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by cpd
Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Computer for MSFS2020?
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Computer for MSFS2020?

To tie this up - the end result was that I was able to crank the detail up in 4K resolution to the maximum at Heathrow airport and see 30fps. I have on the Windows side: Windows 10 for Workstations / Apple Bootcamp drivers Intel Xeon W3245 16 core 3.2ghz AMD Radeon Pro W6800X 32GB 48GB 2933mhz ECC R...

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by cpd
Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best anti-virus option for windows now?
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Best anti-virus option for windows now?

Thanks all for the prompt suggestions. :) I shall stick with the default. Microsoft Defender is actually not bad and probably enough for most folks. I would definitely layer that with browser extension such as Adblock Plus plus the use of a VPN particularly when away from home. Browser protection is...

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by cpd
Fri Jul 01, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Computer for MSFS2020?
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Computer for MSFS2020?

I have got Flight Sim 2020 “installed”. However it takes another long time doing it’s updates upon start. :o Things were different in the old days. Windows 10 for Workstations is installed as well and seems to work perfectly. For the install you need to connect a screen via HDMI as the installer doe...

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by cpd
Fri Jul 01, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best anti-virus option for windows now?
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Best anti-virus option for windows now?

I usually use stuff like uBlock and PrivacyBadger as well in browsers as well.

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by cpd
Fri Jul 01, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best anti-virus option for windows now?
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Best anti-virus option for windows now?

Paid is okay. I'm only using Windows for minimal purposes - not email and not web browsing either.

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by cpd
Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best anti-virus option for windows now?
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Best anti-virus option for windows now?

I tried searching for anti-virus but my search was hijacked by anti-abortion posts and replies. So which anti-virus/internet security is the generally regarded best bet now for use in Windows 10 or 11? I'm hearing BitDefender or Kaspersky (which I've used many years ago but would prefer to avoid now).

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by cpd
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Computer for MSFS2020?
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Computer for MSFS2020?

So if someone gets stuck with a mac with a T2 chip that refuses to install windows, this is one method to try: https://youtu.be/XskcSmb6nTM You have to disable the security otherwise you'll be blocked by the Apple security nannies. I'm doing it now. Be aware that if you want to copy the files from t...

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by cpd
Thu Jun 30, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri
Replies: 31
Views: 1370

Re: Amtrak train hits dump truck and derails in Missouri

Level crossings will always be the bane of railways everywhere as the world will never run out of people who don't know how to safely drive across them. That said, relatively high speed passenger rail (60+ mph) should strive to eliminate unguarded/unsignaled crossings, or even level crossings altog...

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by cpd
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 707 photo bug?
Replies: 0
Views: 59

707 photo bug?

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Luxair/ ... 8C/6910047



That's an interesting looking "707-348C" at Tenerife in 2022.

Looks like a bug? Not sure how to go about reporting - last time I tried I got stuck with a captcha.
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https://www.airliners.net/photo/Luxair/ ... 8C/6910047



That's an interesting looking "707-348C" at Tenerife in 2022.

Looks like a bug? Not sure how to go about reporting - last time I tried I got stuck with a captcha.

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by cpd
Thu Jun 30, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any idea for a birthday gift? about aviation?
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Any idea for a birthday gift? about aviation?

What about tags made from the skin of a retired plane? Those are interesting.

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by cpd
Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Computer for MSFS2020?
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Computer for MSFS2020?

I got thwarted by Apple strict T2 security which doesn’t like NVME drives on PCI-E cards. I did disable it and will try one more thing. It could also be some setting I’m missing - the instructions I’m following are for older classic Mac Pro which should have a particular type of windowsv install oth...

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by cpd
Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ready for a flying cruise ship?
Replies: 21
Views: 4731

Re: Ready for a flying cruise ship?

BWIAirport wrote:
I wonder if it'll take off from those new circular runways


Or a conveyor belt? :rotfl:

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petertenthije wrote:
Turkey has dropped their objections to Sweden and Finland joining NATO.

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-61960122


Congrats to Finland and Nato.

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by cpd
Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ready for a flying cruise ship?
Replies: 21
Views: 4731

Re: Ready for a flying cruise ship?

‘Thanks to nuclear energy, the hotel never runs out of fuel and can remain suspended in the air for several years without ever touching the ground,’ claims video https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/sky-cruise-flying-hotel-ai-nuclear-b2110050.html I, for one, look forward to the day...

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by cpd
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Computer for MSFS2020?
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Computer for MSFS2020?

Here it is: 48GB 2933mhz DDR4 ECC RAM, 3.2ghz 16 Core Xeon W3245 (only max 768GB ram!), Radeon Pro W6800X 32GB: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-8ZqBQFC/0/da5526ae/X5/i-8ZqBQFC-X5.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-NsbNv85/0/2ec8078b/X5/i-NsbNv85-X5.jpg I figured you've all seen them with th...

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by cpd
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6451
Views: 435243

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

This looks pretty horrific. How is Moscow going to spin this at home? If not this, what exactly does Putin have to do for the West to get serious about this war: https://mobile.twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1541429159792197632 The heroic Russian peacekeepers were defending themselves against t...

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by cpd
Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Computer for MSFS2020?
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Computer for MSFS2020?

You might be better off buying a high-end PC workstation that is Hackintosh compatible and going that route. You will certainly pay a HUGE hardware premium for a Mac Pro. It has already arrived yesterday. I’ve only ran it so far on MacOS 12.3 - but everything I have tried with it, the machine is cr...

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by cpd
Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:09 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photos of landing surfaces
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Photos of landing surfaces

A heliport is slightly different to a helicopter landing ship which is a pretty big old thing. Sort of a mobile airport for helicopters. I’ve seen this ship in real life and it is quite big.

Will we be seeing lots of photos from you of these?

Just wondering…

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by cpd
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:52 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Plane Seat
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Plane Seat

If you could zoom in on the fasten seat belt warning on the right it would be helpful. Or would that spoil the fun?

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by cpd
Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Finally “finished” my flight sim build…
Replies: 8
Views: 803

Re: Finally “finished” my flight sim build…

If a build is ever really finished… HP Omni desktop (MSFS 2020) ASUS 54” monitor Real Sim Gear G1000 panels Logitech switch panel Turtle Beach Velocity One yoke/throttle quadrant Thrustmaster/Airbus side stick Logitech rudder pedals iPad/ForeFlight ONN headset / VATSIM I’m very happy with it thus f...

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by cpd
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Computer for MSFS2020?
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Computer for MSFS2020?

Thank you!

It looks like it will probably work. The people in the comments are using laptop computers or Mac Mini - this is the big workstation.

I haven’t tried windows 11 yet and that’s probably the tricky part, getting that installed. For the first time I’m moving to the modern era of Macs.

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by cpd
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Computer for MSFS2020?
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Computer for MSFS2020?

My old computer died recently and a new one is ordered: Mac Pro 2019 Intel Xeon W3245 3.2ghz 16 core (max 4.4ghz turbo boost) 48GB 2933mhz ECC ram (will add more later) Radeon Pro W6800X 32GB 1TB SSD + 2x 1TB NVME LG 5K display 5120x2880 - already have this This wasn't intended for gaming (it's a re...

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by cpd
Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 502
Views: 50278

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Guys, debate the topic not the person. :!: No need for insults or personal attacks - you know the rules.

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by cpd
Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "In Denmark, middle class people can’t afford to drive a car"
Replies: 31
Views: 2986

Re: "In Denmark, middle class people can’t afford to drive a car"

I’m not lucky enough to live in Europe full time, but provided it isn’t pouring down (or snowing - I’ve been caught in snow once), I’d take riding a bike over a car any time. It’s more enjoyable and I’m not just sitting around getting unhealthy. Since I was badly injured (broken neck of femur) in Ma...

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by cpd
Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box
Replies: 28
Views: 1677

Re: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box

Do you have the rough dimensions? Is it going to be used as it was meant to be - a storage box, or are you more interested in preserving the originality of the car/part? If it is the former, and you have exhausted all avenues, another option worth trying is to get a company to 3D print it for you (...

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by cpd
Sun Jun 12, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6451
Views: 435243

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

... 2) Spain has been considering transferring to Ukraine its Leopard tanks currently in storage. Besides the fact that some heavy maintenance would be required before transferring the tanks, Germany has already poured some ice water on this idea. The Visegrád 24 Twitter news outlet tweeted: "...

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by cpd
Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box
Replies: 28
Views: 1677

Re: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box

889091 wrote:
..forgot to add. W124. The Bulldog. The last of the Mercedes built like a tank! Nice car!


W140/C140 was the last IMO. Very over engineered.

Even the interior rear view mirror was electric adjusted, the whole thing was like a bank vault. The 12 was one of the great Merc engines as well.

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by cpd
Sun Jun 12, 2022 3:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 353
Views: 194715

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

Holy helicopters batman! So many of them currently uploaded by this photographer, but I'll give these three my choice:



Hard to choose between them all.

Also has this great photo:



And one last one, because of the beautiful light and colours:

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by cpd
Sun Jun 12, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box
Replies: 28
Views: 1677

Re: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box

[twoid][/twoid] Very few USS states allowed handgun carry in a car 35+ years ago so having that as an option seems strange. It is just a general storage box that got christened "Glock Box" popularly. It was never marketed as such. It´s just to store your sunglasses, small road map or your ...

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by cpd
Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box
Replies: 28
Views: 1677

Re: Looking for very rare Mercedes Benz part: Glock Box

Hi, so Mercedes brought out an item aimed at the US market back in the 80`s / 90`s: it was a so-called "Glock Box". It`s a plastic roller bin that fits under the driver or co-pilot seat of any W124 model that Mercedes ever produced. The idea is to store your Glock there, I guess.....but m...

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by cpd
Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Signs of cloning warning mail received
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: Signs of cloning warning mail received

Hello to everyone, I recently received a warning email (from a no-reply mail account) due to a reportedly clone editing on one of my photos. Need to clarify this by mail or something, I checked the jpg and the RAW file and I couldn't find any cloning edition on the LV-GCK photo (rejected today) nor...

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by cpd
Fri Jun 10, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6451
Views: 435243

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/OstapYarysh/status/1534926057136181250 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/10/putin-compares-himself-to-peter-the-great-in-quest-to-take-back-russian-lands Wow. I'm slowly starting to realize that this guy can't be reasoned with. I just don't know how this is all g...

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by cpd
Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The BA World Images that never were...
Replies: 36
Views: 11040

Re: The BA World Images that never were...

Those were beautiful. Shame that Mrs Thatcher happened to them… :( They were very recognisable as British Airways. Everyone else hand bland corporate schemes while BA, you’d look to see what scheme it had on the tail. The Italy scheme if real is great. Maybe one day they could revive a few in the in...

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by cpd
Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Possible mass shooting thread in non-av
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: Possible mass shooting thread in non-av

We have two Ukraine topics, a discussion one and a news topic. Would that model work for USA mass shootings?

That's also a subject where many people have died or been hurt. It's up to the powers that be.

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by cpd
Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6451
Views: 435243

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/ho ... 500d48f9e3
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So a 15 year old was operating drones and relaying positions of Russian troop movements to Ukraine defence forces:

https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/ho ... 500d48f9e3

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by cpd
Tue Jun 07, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Image taken from airliners and used on LinkedIn without permission
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Image taken from airliners and used on LinkedIn without permission

Have you contacted LinkedIn (it's not clear from your post): https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/60540/notices-regarding-content-posted-on-the-linkedin-website?lang=en https://diginomica.com/a-den-of-thieves-linkedins-copyright-infringement-handling-is-abysmal This is one of those reasons ...

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by cpd
Tue Jun 07, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's supersonic purchase... one year hence
Replies: 86
Views: 12715

Re: United's supersonic purchase... one year hence

...... https://mainlymiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/G-BOAD-Steve-Fitzgerald.jpg https://mainlymiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/SIA-Concorde-Sticker-Small.jpg Question, what colour scheme was the other side of it? And which airline did the pilots come from... Then you will have your answer...

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by cpd
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6451
Views: 435243

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

[twoid][/twoid] One of Putins propaganda idiots is threatening nuclear war: https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/vladimir-putin-warns-of-escalation-if-us-europe-continues-to-supply-ukraine-military-with-arms/news-story/43ec46ae94c0cab7e53d288e89e76216 Vladimir Solovyov - stop being a spineless cowar...

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by cpd
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6451
Views: 435243

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

One of Putins propaganda idiots is threatening nuclear war: https://www.news.com.au/world/europe/vladimir-putin-warns-of-escalation-if-us-europe-continues-to-supply-ukraine-military-with-arms/news-story/43ec46ae94c0cab7e53d288e89e76216 Vladimir Solovyov - stop being a spineless coward and actually g...

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by cpd
Mon Jun 06, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6451
Views: 435243

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://nypost.com/2022/06/03/biden-says-ukraine-might-have-to-give-russia-land/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow I've been saying this since before the war started, but Ukraine is going to have to give Russia something to end this nightmare. I just can't ...

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by cpd
Sun Jun 05, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screeners not replying to mail
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Screeners not replying to mail

I think I read on the site related forum that some of the site email addresses were having problems with email not getting through.

Maybe that could be the case here.

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by cpd
Sun Jun 05, 2022 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's supersonic purchase... one year hence
Replies: 86
Views: 12715

Re: United's supersonic purchase... one year hence

plus at least another 100 people with experience in supersonic commercial airliner operations (and they better hurry up, because those people are not getting any younger). I'm not sure that that , if ever a goal, would've been any more realistic than the rest of this. ...take B.A.C.E. for example: ...

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by cpd
Sun Jun 05, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6451
Views: 435243

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://nypost.com/2022/06/03/biden-says-ukraine-might-have-to-give-russia-land/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow I've been saying this since before the war started, but Ukraine is going to have to give Russia something to end this nightmare. I just can't ...

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by cpd
Sun Jun 05, 2022 1:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 316
Views: 93235

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

I can see the motive for that one, the flowers on the plane and the flowers on the tree.

If it was just a regular plane in a regular colour scheme then certainly this motive wouldn't be justified.

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by cpd
Sat Jun 04, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes
Replies: 51
Views: 3310

Re: OH GOP Passes Bill Mandating Children Genital Inspection for 'Suspicious' Athletes

Ah yes, transgender athletes... The new GOP boogeyman that is definitely slowly destroying American society and not at all a distraction from the other issues they'd rather we didn't think about too hard. Sounds like the latest thing to try and scare people to vote for them. Sigh… Politicians here ...

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by cpd
Wed Jun 01, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 316
Views: 93235

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

I would like to caution against excessive use of noise-reduction on images in post processing.

In daylight or sunset conditions it shouldn't be necessary to use really heavy noise reduction that results in grass and other foreground details looking very washed out.

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by cpd
Wed Jun 01, 2022 5:12 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 353
Views: 194715

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

Freelancer Studio from China has just three photos online, the third one is this!



Beautiful textbook example of that type of photo. At the time of posting this it had just 19 views.

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by cpd
Mon May 30, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Federal Election 2022
Replies: 278
Views: 13331

Re: Australian Federal Election 2022

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal ... 5apre.html

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Labor looks like it will gain the majority:

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal ... 5apre.html

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