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7 hours ago, adambar said:

Old man was sitting on the examining table in the doctor's office having his hearing checked. The doctor poked the light scope in the old man's ear and said, "hey you have a suppository in your ear!"

 

"Rats," said the old man. "Now I know where my hearing aid went." :D

That happened to my neighbor also. But he was having a colonoscopy.

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To save myself too much embarrassment by posting this elsewhere on the forum and all the youngsters

making remarks  - like  "silly old " whatsit - I feel safe here

 

What the hell is this new thing called "Discord" every one seems to want me to join ???

 

In my day - "Discord" meant disagreements     :angry:   

 

Maybe a good name for a forum on 4 different flight sims and their merits;)

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Hello John,

Discord is a place where people can meet and exchange messages by text, voice and video.

In the context of flight simulation, a great many developers of all kinds have Discord servers

that one may be invited to join.

Orbx now have one as well.

This doesn't mean that these forums are redundant or that one must join Discord.

It's just another way to communicate and in my opinion, a very good one.

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Multiplayer simmers use these types of channels to do all the private chat and keeping aircraft radios free for official calls and communications with ATC etc. IMHO there are certain privacy issues that I do not like about Discord but that is my personal opinion only. My flying group still use Teamspeak.

 

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Hello,

I am reading this:

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Discord Inc. says it now has more than 250 million registered users, up from 130 million a year ago, and that 850 million messages are exchanged daily.

 

I respect your point of view about privacy, mine is that if they can find me in 250 million users, then they are welcome to read what I wrote.

There are problems, but they are the type that are easily avoided and nothing to do with privacy.

Staying away from unregulated gaming channels is the best solution.

I find that very easy to do, as I don't do gaming, beyond those that involve Orbx products, of course.

 

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I dunno what it is either but a couple of days after taking a look there I found my ntuser.dat contained hundreds of .lua files for games I've never even heard of. Coincidence? Maybe. But I'm not going back to find out. Makes me wonder about other things that might be going on.

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Aw!! - gee ! - thanks for that Adam

 

Coming from a bloke with 21555 posts - you must have been around since another predecessor with the name

 

At my age - I doubt very much that  I will match your score - or become a VIP member - well done yourself

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8 hours ago, John Heaton said:

Aw!! - gee ! - thanks for that Adam

 

Coming from a bloke with 21555 posts - you must have been around since another predecessor with the name

 

At my age - I doubt very much that  I will match your score - or become a VIP member - well done yourself

Mom is proud of uou both!

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G/Day Pat - from now on - thou art known as Hoppy Cox - and we all hope that you have recovered

 

BTW - the page number - 21 -  is a lucky number and is a reminder of a certain date and party's of

 

Oh! -   so many years ago  and all try to remember the day - Al - Al - whatisname? - permitting :D

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On 8/26/2021 at 11:29 AM, Patrick Cox said:

Wow. 4 months in hospital and rehab with a broken leg and this page is still on the same number as when I went into hospital.

 

Hope you're on the mend mate, sounds nasty. The old coots must'nt be rushed :)

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10 hours ago, dexthom said:

I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds.

 

I had one of those multi-tone musical horns on my first car, a Cortina Mk II, that went (you'll have to imagine this), "Da Dee Daa Daa", twice. The police, bless them, got the Government to ban them in case people mistook the sound for a siren. Really??? Spoilsports!

 

I also connected a bull-horn to my Lambretta 125 scooter - it was fun to see people shift out of the way!

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On 9/23/2021 at 4:12 AM, Fizzelle said:

 

I had one of those multi-tone musical horns on my first car, a Cortina Mk II, that went (you'll have to imagine this), "Da Dee Daa Daa", twice. The police, bless them, got the Government to ban them in case people mistook the sound for a siren. Really??? Spoilsports!

 

I also connected a bull-horn to my Lambretta 125 scooter - it was fun to see people shift out of the way!

Don't worry, somebody will complain and you will have to remove it.  

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6 hours ago, dexthom said:

I have made it to my 88th birthday and with luck, I can still walk around the block but I don't want to.

Well done old chap - 2 up on moi

I assume that you know what Bingo is in the USA - and a Bingo call is 'Two Fat Ladies' - 88

 

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