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Topic: What Did you Do today?   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2011 6:39:36 PM(UTC)


I hope things will turn out allright for you; but in the meantime, have a little fun reading these jokes! I know we have a few pilots in the forum and hopefully they will enjoy them as well. 

Actual exchanges between pilots and control towers:

**************************** Tower: "TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 Degrees."

TWA 2341: "Center, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?"

Tower: "Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?"

************************** From an unknown aircraft waiting in a very long takeoff queue: "I'm f...ing bored!"

Ground Traffic Control: "Last aircraft transmitting, identify yourself immediately!"

Unknown aircraft: "I said I was f...ing bored, not f...ing stupid!"

*************************** O'Hare Approach Control to a 747: "United 329 heavy, your traffic is a Fokker, one o'clock, three miles, Eastbound."

United 329: "Approach, I've always wanted to say this...I've got the little Fokker in sight."

************************* A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long rollout after touching down.

San Jose Tower noted: "American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able.

If you are not able, take the Guadelupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport."

*************************** There's a story about the military pilot calling for a priority landing because his single-engine jet fighter was running "a bit peaked".

Air Traffic Control told the fighter jock that he was number two, behind a B-52 that had one engine shut down.

"Ah," the fighter pilot remarked, "The dreaded seven-engine approach."

****************************** A Pan Am 727 flight, waiting for start clearance in Munich, overheard the following: Lufthansa (in German): "Ground, what is our start clearance time?"

Ground (in English): "If you want an answer you must speak in English."

Lufthansa (in English): "I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany. Why must I speak English?"

Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent): "Because you lost the bloody war!"

***************************** Tower: "Eastern 702, cleared for takeoff, contact Departure on frequency 124.7"

Eastern 702: "Tower, Eastern 702 switching to Departure. By the way, after we lifted off we saw some kind of dead animal on the far end of the runway."

Tower: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff behind Eastern 702, contact Departure on frequency 124.7. Did you copy that report from Eastern 702?"

BR Continental 635: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff, roger; and yes, we copied Eastern... we've already notified our caterers."

****************************** One day the pilot of a Cherokee 180 was told by the tower to hold short of the active runway while a DC-8 landed. The DC-8 landed, rolled out, turned around, and taxied back past the Cherokee. Some quick-witted comedian in the DC-8 crew got on the radio and said, "What a cute little plane. Did you make it all by yourself?"

The Cherokee pilot, not about to let the insult go by, came back with a real zinger: "I made it out of DC-8 parts. Another landing llike yours and I'll have enough parts for another one."

******************************* The German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as a short-tempered lot. They not only expect one to know one's gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So it was with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747) listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747, call sign Speedbird 206.

Speedbird 206: "Frankfurt, Speedbird 206 clear of active runway."

Ground: "Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One-Seven."

The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop.

Ground: "Speedbird, do you not know where you are going?"

Speedbird 206: "Stand by, Ground, I'm looking up our gate location now."

Ground (with quite arrogant impatience): "Speedbird 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?"

Speedbird 206 (coolly): "Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark, -- And I didn't land."

****************************** While taxiing at London's Gatwick Airport, the crew of a US Air flight departing for Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727. An irate female ground controller lashed out at the US Air crew, screaming: "US Air 2771, where the hell are you going? I told you to turn right onto Charlie taxiway! You turned right on Delta! Stop right there. I know it's difficult for you to tell the difference between C and D, but get it right!"

Continuing her rage to the embarrassed crew, she was now shouting hysterically: "God! Now you've screwed everything up! It'll take forever to sort this out! You stay right there and don't move till I tell you to! You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about half an hour, and I want you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you! You got that, US Air 2771?"

"Yes, ma'am," the humbled crew responded.

Naturally, the ground control communications frequency fell terribly silent after the verbal bashing of US Air 2771. Nobody wanted to chance engaging the irate ground controller in her current state of mind. Tension in every [censored]pit out around Gatwick was definitely running high.

Just then an unknown pilot broke the silence and keyed his microphone, asking: "Wasn't I married to you once?"

Topic: What Did you Do today?   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 5:59:25 PM(UTC)

Dew Point: 82-84 (shattering old record of 81) Heat index: 118; all-time record is 119 for the twin cities! I couldn't go anywhere because my glasses were fogging up in no time flat.

Topic: New life in old body (Alienware Aurora)   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 5:25:11 PM(UTC)

OK I have my pictures uploaded to my files but everytime I try to insert them in the post this is the answer I get: There are no items at this level in the list.

What am I doing wrong now?


Topic: New life in old body (Alienware Aurora)   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 6:35:31 PM(UTC)

I just was on the ASRock website to check out this new BIOS but all I could find is the red link to the update I have already installed: Z68EXT41.30.

And yes, my RST status page does look like the one you sent me. In other words, I'm good to go! Because I partitioned my SSD, the upper right side shows the two sections of the drive that I renamed cache volume and data volume for obvious reasons; I also have accelerated the 1TB drive.

It looks like I'm going to have to install my photos program (and everything else for that matter) because I cannot upload my PC pictures. They must be too large the way they are now. Hopefully it won't take me too long. 


Topic: New life in old body (Alienware Aurora)   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 5:58:42 PM(UTC)

Thanks Realneil for the info but my BIOS has been updated and I also have the RST driver version10.5.0.1027 installed. I did it this past weekend. You are right, it's either 20GB or 64GB and I believe that it is now working on my computer but for someone like me with not much background in installing this kind of software, it is quite a challenge! Actually I realized last night that the RST software was working by seeing a new icon in the task bar with a green check mark on it! It would have been nice to be able to click on a start software button or something of that sort.

Another thing worth mentionning and correct me if I am wrong but you have to swith the SATA mode to RAID in the BIOS before installing the OS as far as the new Z68 motherboards are concerned. I have other questions on this RST software but for now I'm going to read more about it.

About pictures; this is what I get when I try to upload them:

Sorry, there was a problem with your last request!

Either the site is offline or an unhandled error occurred. We apologize and have logged the error. Please try your request again or if you know who your site administrator is let them know too.

In other words, I'll try again tomorrow!

Topic: New life in old body (Alienware Aurora)   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 6:40:02 PM(UTC)

I can't find that button! my brain must be fried and I'll try again tomorrow.

Topic: New life in old body (Alienware Aurora)   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 3:36:30 PM(UTC)

Iam still having one heck of a time to get the rapid storage technology to work right. I have partionned my SSD so I could still use part of it as storage but the intel software is hanging on the whole 120GB. By the way how do I upload photos to post?


Topic: New life in old body (Alienware Aurora)   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:46:02 PM(UTC)

Gentlemen, it's ALIVE![:D]

 It took me the weekend to put this thing together. I first did an out of the case test: then I assembled it in my alienware case and everything seems to work properly. Of course I had a couple of hiccups but I am down to one big task to do; which is to partition my SSD to use 20GB for the OS and the rest to use as cache with my new 1TB drive. If anyone as any idea on how to accomplish this in a way not to complicated, I would greatly appreciate it.

My hiccups were #1: my DVD drive had an EIDE ribbon cable and my new ASRock Z68 extreme4 mobo has no plug for it. Or more exactly it has one one for a floppy drive! Why one for a floppy drive and not for a DVD drive is way beyond me but it sure doesn't make sense to me! So I went to a local computer store with the idea of buying some kind of converter but I bought instead a newer DVD drive for $50 with SATA cables.

  #2 I didn't know if I should plug the biggest fan the case has located in the back into the power fan or chassis fan plug on the motherboard? I picked the power fan plug.

An other comment I would make to whomever is into upgrading like me: make sure you know the graphic card your are buying is going to fit in your case. I got less than 1/2 "  to spare!

On the software side it's all running on the default or auto mode for now; I still have some updating to do but according to Windows7 system performance, my computer reached 7.8 on a scale of 1.0 to 7.9! Please don't laugh to hard but I take it as a good result so far! I have taken some pictures to post later; I still have to tie all the cables together.

Topic: Need a new Power Supply?   Go to last post
Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 3:23:30 PM(UTC)

Never won anything but it doesn't hurt to try!


Topic: New life in old body (Alienware Aurora)   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 6:26:43 PM(UTC)

Well, the order has been placed and I picked a cheapo fan (Xigmatek Loki SD963 92mm) because the room I am in is always a little warm (better safe than sorry) and the CM cooler 212 was not available.

This is going to be a first for me as far as putting a PC together; I am sure I will need more help from you guys. In any case I'll keep you posted!