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Vet 0369

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Vet 0369 last won the day on December 7 2018

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    North Shore of the Democratic People's Republic of Massachusetts
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    CMX1 and CMX2 H2H PBEM, former ASL cardboard counter pusher, cycling, hiking, target shooting, flight sims

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  1. No, you’re not stupid! Windows 10 is the most intrusive “I’m going to do this because I know better than you do” software systems I have ever seen. I’m really glad I was able to help. It feels good!
  2. Well, I don’t know how you have your Windows 10 Startup set up, but when I start up my computer, right after Windows 10 starts up, I have to type in a “pin code” that I set when I installed Windows 10. Is is possible that one of your Windows 10 system start up options got changed so it requires your pin code, sort of like a password for starting as an administrator, or a security option to download from an unknown source? I know that sometimes the Mac OS has refused to allow the installer on CM demos if it doesn’t recognize the source. In that case, we simply right-click and select “open.” It then runs the installer. Try doing a right-click and open, and see if that works.
  3. Well, whatever names were called in what must have been a very heated and energetic “discussion,” he at least still purchased Fire & Rubble. Times have changed, and while we don’t have to use or accept such language, we must understand that many people see those terms as simply emphasizing their statements. One of the women I worked with used it all the time, even though I’d admonish her with “You know, profanity is the mark of a weak mind attempting to forcibly express itself.” She’d just laugh and tell me to go “F” myself. Regardless, we were still a very good writing team because I didn’t accept them as insults.
  4. Well, I don’t know what the sighting system was on the Flak 88, but I have to assume that the sights are good enough at 400-600m, and the trajectory flat enough that they can target the weakest area possible. It actually took me a few minutes to spot where the round hit. It is usually useful to analyze hits and KOs in a new release. I’ll see if I can get a screen shot and post it here.
  5. I’m playing a scenario (single player, elite) where I have an initial force of three or four IS-2s. It one engagement when an IS-2 was hull down, an 88 AA/AT gun bounced four rounds off the turret at about 400-600m. The fifth hit in the lower-left corner of the gun mantle, and penetrated through the space between the gun mantle and the turret, and appears to have deflected down into the crew compartment. It killed my commander and gunner, but didn’t further affect the condition of the tank. Bad luck there.
  6. I set mine to “desktop” in the options but usually have to edit the “display.txt” file to a size I can read (I have a 3840 x 2160 monitor and the text can sometimes be too small to read when set to desktop) and the CM won’t allow you to select any size except the ones listed. If you know the size of the flat screen you are using, you can open the “display.txt” file in (I believe) your data folder, and edit it to your actual screen size. Your data.txt should be “0, 0, 0.” You can edit the numbers to the size of your flat screen. For example, if the flat screen is 1920 x 1080, then edit the “0, 0, 0” to “1920, 1080, 0,” and save the file. That’s the extent of my knowledge, so if it doesn’t work, I can’t help, sorry.
  7. Welcome to the club. You'll find many of us here share your compulsion. some even exceed it and beta test new releases.
  8. They'll get my bicycle over my cold dead body.
  9. I'd interpret BFC Elvis' reply as "very very" encouraging. Especially since today is the last day of April!
  10. I hear ya, although I'm about to quit Elite Odyssey Alpha. Phase 4 doesn't seem to have anything beyond Phase 3, and a lot more really annoying bugs. This is the last week of it anyway. Good concept, but too much PVP for me, and the threat levels in the missions are way out of sync with the actual missions. It'll be good to focus on CMCW instead.
  11. I usually find it much easier to just say 1300 ET,CT,MT, or PT and let the other guy figure it out. When it's the same time for 6 months, why bother to specify standard or daylight savings? By the way, the concept of different times have been around for a long time, and everyone you ask why we use it gives you a different answer. The one I like the best is that it started in Scandinavia so people could have an extra hour of sunlight in the parks in the summer evenings!
  12. What is the difference between being cynical and being experienced? When you're cynical, you expect something will be late. When you're experienced, you know it will be late!
  13. Well then, I stand corrected and apologize for the misinformation I received and then distributed. Information can vary widely depending on what sources come up on a search. Again, my apologies.
  14. If the Cold War turned hot in the late 70s or early 80s, I don’t envision many USMC amphibious assaults taking place outside of Norway. The USMC just isn’t large enough. The primary Marine area of operation was defense of Norway. That’s why we trained there starting in 1976. In 2020, the total strength of the USMC was 219,458 Marines. That’s 180,958 Regular Marines and 38,500 Reserve Marines. Those are the numbers allowed by the Congress, who set the manning limits for the U.S. military. To put it all in perspective, of the five largest Marine forces in the world, Russia’s Naval infantry is the largest, followed by the ROK Marines. The USMC is number five in size. Even the Netherlands Korps Mareine (spelling is probably incorrect, but you get the gist) is larger than the USMC. The entire USMC is only about 30,000 larger than the U.S. Army Reserves. People think we’re larger because we do more with fewer. Yea, though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I shall fear no evil, for I’m the meanest S.O.B. in the valley!
  15. Following is a quote (perhaps not exact) by a very famous man: ”We don’t stop playing because we get older, we get older because we stop playing.” Benjamin Franklin
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