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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/10/2012 9:24:46 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Apollo11

Oh my... I remember those days... uff...

Best of luck!


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Thanks Leo...I'm off down the Post Office now...
( [rant on] no, not a local post office, those were closed years ago so that everyone has to trek miles now to get a stamp. Now I know how Muttley felt. [/rant off] )


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/10/2012 10:45:15 AM   
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Hi all,

RIP... I loved my C64 in the early 1980's...

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Commodore Founder Jack Tramiel Dies at 83

10:50 PM - April 9, 2012 by Kevin Parrish - source: Forbes


Commodore International founder Jack Tramiel passed away on Sunday at the age of 83.

ZoomJack Tramiel. the man behind the best-selling personal computer of all time, passed away on Sunday, surrounded by his family. He was 83 years old.

Tramiel is widely known as the pioneer behind the Commodore 64 personal computer which launched back in the 1980s. But before founding Commodore International, he bought a repair shop in the Bronx and named it Commodore Portable Typewriter in 1953 while working as a New York City taxi driver. He fixed office machinery until 1955 when he signed a deal with a Czechoslovak company to assemble and sell their typewriters in North America.

Eventually his company moved away from the saturated typewriter market and entered the adding machine sector. That too quickly became saturated, so Commodore jumped into the digital calculator business instead. That didn't pan out for very long either thanks to Texas Instruments, so Commodore thus purchased MOS Technology, Inc., an IC design and semiconductor manufacturer. This purchase led to the monochrome Commodore PET computer followed by the VIC20 and the famous Commodore 64.

Tramiel resigned from Commodore in 1984 and formed Tramel Technology Ltd shortly thereafter to create and sell the next-generation personal computer. But instead of making new PCs, his company purchased the consumer division of Atari Inc from Warner Communications which was heavily wounded by the Video Game Crash of 1983. Tramel Technology thus renamed itself as Atari Corporation.

By the end of the 1980s, Tramiel stepped down from Atari's everyday operations, naming his son as president and CEO. But in 1995 his son suffered a heart attack, requiring Tramiel to return. He then sold the company to disk drive manufacturer Jugi Tandon Storage in a reverse merger deal in 1996. The new company was named JTS Corporation, and Tramiel joined the JTS board.

Tramiel was originally from Poland, born in 1928 to a Jewish family living in the war-torn turmoil of World War II. After the German invasion of Poland in 1939, his family was moved to the Jewish ghetto in Łódź, then to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Eventually he and his father were sent to the labor camp Ahlem near Hanover. Tramiel was rescued in April 1945 by the 84th Infantry Division, but his father didn't make it out of the camp alive thanks to a bout of Typhus (although Tramiel believed the man died from an injection of gasoline).

Two years after his rescue, Tramiel emigrated to the United States in November, 1947. He joined the Army shortly thereafter and learned how to repair office equipment, including typewriters.

"Jack Tramiel was an immense influence in the consumer electronics and computing industries. A name once uttered in the same vein as Steve Jobs is today, his journey from concentration camp survivor to captain of industry is the stuff of legends,” says writer Martin Goldberg who is working on a book about the Atari brand and the early days of video games and computing.

"His legacy are the generations upon generations of computer scientists, engineers, and gamers who had their first exposure to high technology because of his affordable computers – 'for the masses and not the classes,'" he added, quoting Tramiel's famous phrase from the Commodore 64 era.

Tramiel is survived by his wife Helen, their three sons, Gary, Sam and Leonard, and their extended families.



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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/10/2012 1:32:33 PM   
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Morning All!!

Posting out the invitations to my wedding today....

I managed to live the life of a carefree batchelor for many, many years, but my girlfriend has got me bang to rights.......

Now I've run aground on a 'reef' of a relationship, and the inhabitants are busy getting to throw me into a pot......( or so it seems, in my fevered imagination )

I never thought organising a wedding would be such hard work.




Congratulations!

Just be sure to be honest with her about the other woman in your life. AE is a demanding mistress.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/10/2012 1:34:52 PM   
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Good morning - Tithe.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/10/2012 3:41:03 PM   
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Congratulations!

Just be sure to be honest with her about the other woman in your life. AE is a demanding mistress.



Thankyou!!

She has luckily accepted that I get ( mostly) turned on, in a metaphorical sense, by indulging my hobby of AE, reading Janes Fighting ships of WWI and WWII, and fighting the Russians on the Eastern Front, while boring anyone senseless with useless facts and figures, and what I consider are interesting stories of WWII.
Well they are boring to them....I find them fascinating




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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/10/2012 4:11:00 PM   
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Congratulations and best wishes.

If seppeku is in the future might I offer to be your second.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/10/2012 5:05:55 PM   
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Congratulations and best wishes.

If seppeku is in the future might I offer to be your second.


Thankyou....you never know!!


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/10/2012 6:08:58 PM   
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I'm here to help.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/10/2012 10:17:34 PM   
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Went to meet my new boss today. It turns out I'm allowed to show family around the BBMF hangar. And aircraft

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/10/2012 10:20:21 PM   
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The scene: I had started the retreat from northern Malaya a day too late, so the troops in question (6th and 15th Indian brigades) were sideswiped by the IJA and pushed into Georgetown instead of going south as planned. They soon found themselves under siege by about 10000 Jap troops.

One day after I'd thought, "those guys are toast, but at least they're keeping 10000 enemy troops busy", the Japs overrun Georgetown. ONE DAY:!

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/10/2012 10:25:11 PM   
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The scene: I had started the retreat from northern Malaya a day too late, so the troops in question (6th and 15th Indian brigades) were sideswiped by the IJA and pushed into Georgetown instead of going south as planned. They soon found themselves under siege by about 10000 Jap troops.

One day after I'd thought, "those guys are toast, but at least they're keeping 10000 enemy troops busy", the Japs overrun Georgetown. ONE DAY:!


That's what you get for relying on Indian (or almost all British) troops at that stage of the war

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/10/2012 10:40:28 PM   
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They held out for four days, actually.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/10/2012 10:49:03 PM   
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It's not holding out if you aren't attacked!

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/10/2012 11:21:02 PM   
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Spring be gone. 24F. when I went to work this morning. It finally made 38F. At least the wind is finally dying out after four days of 25 to 38 mph out of the north.
How nice is it in the cities Chick?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/10/2012 11:25:02 PM   
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It's not holding out if you aren't attacked!


The Japs attacked all four days. Considering the situation, the Indian troops probably did as well as could be expected.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/10/2012 11:32:57 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Dixie

Went to meet my new boss today. It turns out I'm allowed to show family around the BBMF hangar. And aircraft


I am willing to adopt you, Son.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/11/2012 1:26:00 AM   
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Spring be gone. 24F. when I went to work this morning. It finally made 38F. At least the wind is finally dying out after four days of 25 to 38 mph out of the north.
How nice is it in the cities Chick?

Brisk, but clear, sunny and quite beautiful. A lovely Spring afternoon.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/11/2012 3:12:56 AM   
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Just got home from a two day trip in Wichita...Kansas Grain and Feed annual meeting and golf tournament.....time to sleep

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/11/2012 4:31:37 AM   
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Just got home from a two day trip in Wichita...Kansas Grain and Feed annual meeting and golf tournament.....time to sleep


Hey Jeff I tried to PM you but got a message your inbox is full.

and good evening thread!

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/11/2012 5:10:05 AM   
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Hey Nik, you contemptible mangey hermaphrodite. Come on over to the drive thru and be a ****, instead of casting a few drive by insults and then OP-ing the thread (what did you do? Report YOURSELF?) and demanding that it be locked. Are you truly that much of a galloping pooftah that you need protection from retaliation?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/11/2012 7:47:40 AM   
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Went to meet my new boss today. It turns out I'm allowed to show family around the BBMF hangar. And aircraft


I am willing to adopt you, Son.


Father? Is it really you

Father's Day this year looks like it'll cost a lot in cards

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/11/2012 8:41:44 AM   
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Hi all,

Good morning!


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/11/2012 8:43:34 AM   
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Hi all,

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ORIGINAL: Apollo11

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ORIGINAL: Dixie

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ORIGINAL: Apollo11

I have Lancaster diorama model "WS - J" with "Jane" nose-art.





This one? The only WS-J marked Lanc I know of is the 9 Sqn one that was 'adopted' by the Johnny Walker whiskey company. Several had Just Jane artwork on the nose.


Yep - all things match (except my tail paint detail is a bit different - no white)...


RGR Martin - thanks for info!


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/11/2012 10:40:00 AM   
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Tithe... Goddam Japs and their goddam LBA...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/11/2012 10:48:12 AM   
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Hi all,


RGR Martin - thanks for info!


Leo "Apollo11"


Just getting into practice for when I need to explain these things to the public

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/11/2012 11:11:33 AM   
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Pity about Bo Xilai. One of my favorites in the late Fall. I wonder if there will be a new one now?

http://www.cnbc.com/id/47003107

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/11/2012 11:24:56 AM   
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I'm sure some antibiotics will clear up the Bo Xilai in no time.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/11/2012 11:28:28 AM   
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No...you're ice cold. Well, cooler than room temperature, at least.

Any other guesses?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/11/2012 11:41:30 AM   
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Well, it does sound like a yeast infection...

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 4/11/2012 12:09:24 PM   
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Well, it does sound like a yeast infection...




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