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How did you set that up in KODI? I am finding the keymap editor to be less than intuitive. Is there a basic setup to identify this CEC remote to kodi?
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+John Austin Good to know. I've not tried the OSMC version since it was renamed from RaspBMC . That version worked OK for me at the time. Never played with the keymap editor.  That version should have the config.txt editor built in and you can check the HDMI options there, see if the CEC bits are not disabled.


I have used the Flirc IR remote dongle and "taught" it the remote control codes and that worked great on a non-HDMI-CEC TV or with a separate remote.
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How close are the game aircraft to the real world specs? The Sabre 5 outperformed early USAF models because of improvements in the Orenda turbojet. There is a video about this from the Canadian Air Museum in Ottawa. Orenda redesigned the engine in the mid-fifties using an early computer and gaind a lot of thrust. The Mark 5 and 6 also added leading edge slats as I recall. One aircraft is still flying in Canada "Hawk One".
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I bought mine in Kaiserslautern, Germany in September 1969 just after we arrived when my dad was posted to Ramstein. I believe that I paid the equivalent of about $200 CAD at the time. I had no idea how good this horn actually is as the best I had previously played was a Conn student trumpet.
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John; Very cool info!  It's always refreshing to hear about a horn that one had in their younger days.  Thanks for sharing; and it's doubly cool that you've still got it and played it this last Christmas.  I really liked the YTR-734 in the vid here; a very nice horn.  
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I love the song and the singer but I wish the paintings fit the story a little better. The battleships are definitely correct for the period but they should be troopships to and from Oz.The only battleships at Gallipoli were ran like scared rabbits when the first mine exploded. A lack of naval gunfire support was a major contributor to the carnage.

I noticed that the words have an error, nobody was given a tin hat in 1915, the poms were afraid that protection would make the men soft. The Brodie was issued about 1916.
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+John Austin Well, if you want to get really picky about minor irrelevent , Joan is not a guy, so she shouldn't be singing 'When I was a young man'...... ;)
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That CF-104 launch was classic. In the days before 1972 switch from Strike/Attack that many Starfighters would have carried more explosive power than No. 6 Group delivered in the 2nd World War. Quite an assortment of loads too. I thought one of them looked a lot like the training 'shape' from the old days but it could have just been electronics. Another looked like the centreline recce pod of old. Others were centreline fuel tanks and some were clean except for tip tanks. I thought this was just editing of a couple of aircraft into a loop (Soviet style) until they started the pre-launch run ups (the howl).

Phantoms looked like any working day at Ramstein except we rarely saw any in 'burner from the housing area, usually two or four ship VFR for landing with that beautiful break over the golf course. F-15 was nice to see the new kid on the block and the LW Toronado was a nice touch of modern day nuclear Strike/Attack. Saw a two-ship in the wild ten years ago while driving near Gros Morne park. Just as pretty as Neuschwanstein Castle but much harder to grt to. I wonder if they flew up the fjord that day.
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Putin will find out. The acknowledged population of polar bears has dropped by half in the past ten years. 

Polar bears eat seals to survive. What do you think that Canadian militarized polar bears will eat. Militarized seals ?

That is why the US Navy does not comment on casualties among Navy Seals. They were lucky that Canada left them enough to kill bin Laden.
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Canadair Sabre is Hawk One.
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I'm laying on the bed with my two best friends watching this video . I just had the dogs out of town for the first time this winter. They had a great run and the older dog is worn out and can't jump onto the bed and couldn't jump into the car when it was time to come home. Hmmm, I think I'll get a new puppy. NOT! Our pet inventory is down to four dogs and two cats from five of each, just a few years ago. I love them all but it does tske a major effort to support this many rescues.
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I'd start with scaring the bejesus out of potential opponents. Do you want a Polar Bear looking for you during the long Arctic night? Even the thought of it would be enough to make many people shoot their officers.
 
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The driver had a passenger in the car with them.
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At 3:08 and 3:20 that centreline store is an ECM pod? I thought it looked like a 'shape' but they were hard to actually see, even the training ones. Dependents never got anywhere near the good stuff. The closest I ever got to anything cool was in ghe summer of 1970. I washed pots in the dining hall at Kindsbach. The AOC was on the other side of the wall that had my sink. Battle staff would have been looking straight in my direction. Learnec that years later when a drawing of the cave was published.
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No that is a practice bomb dispenser - carries several very small training rounds
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This crew did followed the correct procedures. My question is this: What is the minimum speed that this aircraft can still lift off and climb on one engine?

Surely there is more to it than committing to takeoff because you reached V1. If taking off could not succeed, why not reject takeoff and call for the equiptment. You could have some survivors like the 340 that ran off the runway at YYZ. As I haven't heard of a takeoff crash because of a simple one engine failure (United DC-10 at O'Hare was more complex), I would assume that certification requirements demand take-off with one engine above a certain runway speed.
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V1, VR and V2 are not just numbers people pull out of the air.  The planes weight, outside temp, runway length and elevation are all factors.  This data is entered into a computer and it computes these numbers.  The computer takes into account how much runway the plane is going to need to reach takeoff speed (VR) based on the elevation and outside temp.  The plane then determines that (at VR speed) IF an engine fails how much runway will it need to stop at that speed.  So, basically they are saying that if you have an engine failure after VR the plane will still fly.  If engine fails before V1 then there is enough room to stop.  If there isn't room then the plane will run off the end of the runway and kill dozens.  Planes can EASILY fly on one engine.  Its the number one practiced procedure amongst pilots.
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  • Statistics Canada, Revenue Canada Taxation
    Computer Systems Administrator, 1980 - 1984
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
    Network Administration, 2009 - 2012
  • Bell Northern Research
    Member of Scientific Staff, 1987 - 1993
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This appears to be the site of the former Pinetree Line Radar site. There is apparently still a radar here which may be of the AN/FPS-117 variety. This would be an unattended and remotely operated system which is nominally used for coastal surveillance. In other words, this isn't my father's radar. I visited this location in 1960 when the system was a Ground Controlled Intercept site with a station complement of about 165 servicemen. Technology is pretty cool. You probably can't access the site as it is reportedly posted as a DND site at a gate at the bottom of 'The Hill'. The road was rather steep fifty years ago although it was rebuilt about ten years back. The view was excellent.
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