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Anonymous
May 17, 2005 5:01:22 PM

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Hi,

I've just begun experimenting with my latest two weather enhancing
add-ons; ActiveSky (v2004.5) and Flight1's "Flight Environment". I'm
running both together, because as I understand what each is supposed
to do, they should work in a complimentary fashion, and not conflict
with each other.

There are several different types of cloud textures to choose from
with the Flight Environment software (and an option for
"randomization"), so it will take me a while to sort things out so
that the most realistic cloud generation in each type of weather
might be achieved. It does offer some very interesting possibilities
though. I also have to figure out how these cloud textures interact
with ActiveSky's idea of what type of weather is happening at a given
place and time.

I suppose I should be experimenting with this interaction by flying in
real time over my local area, where I can look out the window to see
what it really looks like, then compare that with what I see in fs9.
I'll see if I can find some time this afternoon to try this method.

In any event, without really knowing what I'm doing yet, I did come
across a peculiar phenomenon last night. Rain appeared out of
nowhere...literally! There were no rain clouds depicted anywhere,
but for quite a while, it was raining! Here's a screen shot (there
were scattered clouds, but mostly it was clear; both above and ahead
of the plane in this picture, flying over the NE foothills of the
Olympic mountain range in WA state, USA):

http://tinyurl.com/a6ycb

Does anyone have any idea what could be causing rain when there are no
rain clouds? If anyone here is using both ActiveSky and Flight
Environment together, I'd be interested in your suggestions with
respect to achieving the most realistic results. Thanks!

And just for the fun of it, here's a nice picture from the same
session:

http://tinyurl.com/azqku

By the way, these screen shots were taken while flying over the
MegaScenery Pacific Northwest scenery.

- --
Melissa

PGP Public Keys: http://www.freewebs.com/kuviahunnihautik/

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Anonymous
May 17, 2005 6:10:04 PM

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"Lawn Dart" <willkayakforfoodREMOVE_THIS@gmx.net> wrote in message
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We get "Sunshowers" here in Arizona from time to time.

You can see that there are t-storms way off in the distance but you're
standing in bright sunshine and it's raining.

Jay B
May 17, 2005 8:17:42 PM

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Hmmm......the varmint has been doing his damn rain dances again! Tell him
to stop.

Arthur


"Lawn Dart" <willkayakforfoodREMOVE_THIS@gmx.net> wrote in message
news:1ot1ucb4j9yyk.dlg@uni-berlin.de...
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> Hi,
>
> I've just begun experimenting with my latest two weather enhancing
> add-ons; ActiveSky (v2004.5) and Flight1's "Flight Environment". I'm
> running both together, because as I understand what each is supposed
> to do, they should work in a complimentary fashion, and not conflict
> with each other.
>
> There are several different types of cloud textures to choose from
> with the Flight Environment software (and an option for
> "randomization"), so it will take me a while to sort things out so
> that the most realistic cloud generation in each type of weather
> might be achieved. It does offer some very interesting possibilities
> though. I also have to figure out how these cloud textures interact
> with ActiveSky's idea of what type of weather is happening at a given
> place and time.
>
> I suppose I should be experimenting with this interaction by flying in
> real time over my local area, where I can look out the window to see
> what it really looks like, then compare that with what I see in fs9.
> I'll see if I can find some time this afternoon to try this method.
>
> In any event, without really knowing what I'm doing yet, I did come
> across a peculiar phenomenon last night. Rain appeared out of
> nowhere...literally! There were no rain clouds depicted anywhere,
> but for quite a while, it was raining! Here's a screen shot (there
> were scattered clouds, but mostly it was clear; both above and ahead
> of the plane in this picture, flying over the NE foothills of the
> Olympic mountain range in WA state, USA):
>
> http://tinyurl.com/a6ycb
>
> Does anyone have any idea what could be causing rain when there are no
> rain clouds? If anyone here is using both ActiveSky and Flight
> Environment together, I'd be interested in your suggestions with
> respect to achieving the most realistic results. Thanks!
>
> And just for the fun of it, here's a nice picture from the same
> session:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/azqku
>
> By the way, these screen shots were taken while flying over the
> MegaScenery Pacific Northwest scenery.
>
> - --
> Melissa
>
> PGP Public Keys: http://www.freewebs.com/kuviahunnihautik/
>
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May 18, 2005 12:13:03 AM

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Lawn Dart wrote:


> In any event, without really knowing what I'm doing yet, I did come
> across a peculiar phenomenon last night. Rain appeared out of
> nowhere...literally! There were no rain clouds depicted anywhere,
> but for quite a while, it was raining! Here's a screen shot (there
> were scattered clouds, but mostly it was clear; both above and ahead
> of the plane in this picture, flying over the NE foothills of the
> Olympic mountain range in WA state, USA):
>
> http://tinyurl.com/a6ycb
>
>


You are flying awfully high there bush pilot!! If the plane caught fire,
you wouldn't make it to the ground. Well.. Some would.

--

boB,
Master_Caution_70

U.S. Army Aviation (retired)
Central Texas - 5NM West of Gray Army Airfield (KGRK)
Anonymous
May 18, 2005 12:13:04 AM

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Hi boB,

On Tue, 17 May 2005 20:13:03 GMT, you wrote:

> You are flying awfully high there bush pilot!!

The angle of the screen shot may be a bit deceiving, but also, I was
just returning from a flight over the mountain range, and I did have
to fly pretty high to clear some of the ridges and peaks. The heart
of the Olympic range is pretty rugged, with hardly any opportunities
for landing without severe damage, so clearing the ridges can become
more of an issue than thinking about landing! :-)

Methinks you've been living for too long in the Texas flatlands, where
the biggest obstacles to aviation are big hair and Armadillo speed
bumps (pre-road kill, that is). ;-)

- --
Melissa

PGP Public Keys: http://www.freewebs.com/kuviahunnihautik/

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Anonymous
May 18, 2005 12:14:46 AM

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Please post "full" URL's.

I'd much rather cut and paste than load up on spam and spyware.

Thank you...


"Lawn Dart" <willkayakforfoodREMOVE_THIS@gmx.net> wrote in message
news:1ot1ucb4j9yyk.dlg@uni-berlin.de...
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> Hash: RIPEMD160
>
> Hi,
>
> I've just begun experimenting with my latest two weather enhancing
> add-ons; ActiveSky (v2004.5) and Flight1's "Flight Environment". I'm
> running both together, because as I understand what each is supposed
> to do, they should work in a complimentary fashion, and not conflict
> with each other.
>
> There are several different types of cloud textures to choose from
> with the Flight Environment software (and an option for
> "randomization"), so it will take me a while to sort things out so
> that the most realistic cloud generation in each type of weather
> might be achieved. It does offer some very interesting possibilities
> though. I also have to figure out how these cloud textures interact
> with ActiveSky's idea of what type of weather is happening at a given
> place and time.
>
> I suppose I should be experimenting with this interaction by flying in
> real time over my local area, where I can look out the window to see
> what it really looks like, then compare that with what I see in fs9.
> I'll see if I can find some time this afternoon to try this method.
>
> In any event, without really knowing what I'm doing yet, I did come
> across a peculiar phenomenon last night. Rain appeared out of
> nowhere...literally! There were no rain clouds depicted anywhere,
> but for quite a while, it was raining! Here's a screen shot (there
> were scattered clouds, but mostly it was clear; both above and ahead
> of the plane in this picture, flying over the NE foothills of the
> Olympic mountain range in WA state, USA):
>
> http://tinyurl.com/a6ycb
>
> Does anyone have any idea what could be causing rain when there are no
> rain clouds? If anyone here is using both ActiveSky and Flight
> Environment together, I'd be interested in your suggestions with
> respect to achieving the most realistic results. Thanks!
>
> And just for the fun of it, here's a nice picture from the same
> session:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/azqku
>
> By the way, these screen shots were taken while flying over the
> MegaScenery Pacific Northwest scenery.
>
> - --
> Melissa
>
> PGP Public Keys: http://www.freewebs.com/kuviahunnihautik/
>
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Anonymous
May 18, 2005 12:14:47 AM

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Hi Bill,

On Tue, 17 May 2005 20:14:46 GMT, you wrote:

> Please post "full" URL's.
>
> I'd much rather cut and paste than load up on spam and spyware.

Hmmm. I guess my web filtering, spam and spyware blockers are doing a
pretty good job, because I don't experience those things when using
the TinyURL redirection method.

For you though, here are the full URLS:

http://photobucket.com/albums/v61/watersprite/MegaScene...

http://photobucket.com/albums/v61/watersprite/MegaScene...

- --
Melissa

PGP Public Keys: http://www.freewebs.com/kuviahunnihautik/

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Anonymous
May 18, 2005 12:14:47 AM

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Lakeview Bill wrote:
> Please post "full" URL's.
>
> I'd much rather cut and paste than load up on spam and spyware.
>
> Thank you...

Actually tinyurl helps with spam, :-) I've never heard anyone
complain about it - on the contrary, a lot of people recommend
to hide your e-mail address "behind" tinyurl when you need people
to be able to find you, but you don't want the address in plain
sight. About the "spyware" thing - this is a simple HTTP redirect,
there is absolutely no way to "catch" anything on the way. It
doesn't even use cookies. The worst thing it can do is to
hide the forwarding url from the host that you are being reffered
to - if they are "bad guys", this is actually a good thing.

- Alex
May 18, 2005 1:23:16 AM

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Lawn Dart wrote:

> Hi boB,
>
>
>>You are flying awfully high there bush pilot!!
> Methinks you've been living for too long in the Texas flatlands, where
> the biggest obstacles to aviation are big hair and Armadillo speed
> bumps (pre-road kill, that is). ;-)
>
> - --
> Melissa
>

You mean you don't have these wonderful, full of protein critters?

http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs29&d=05202&f=chance.jpg

--

boB,
Master_Caution_70

U.S. Army Aviation (retired)
Central Texas - 5NM West of Gray Army Airfield (KGRK)
Anonymous
May 18, 2005 1:23:17 AM

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"boB" <akitaREMOVECAPS77@excite.Icom> wrote in message
news:8htie.82976$AE6.81607@tornado.texas.rr.com...
> Lawn Dart wrote:
>
>> Hi boB,
>>
> >
>>>You are flying awfully high there bush pilot!!
>> Methinks you've been living for too long in the Texas flatlands, where
>> the biggest obstacles to aviation are big hair and Armadillo speed
>> bumps (pre-road kill, that is). ;-)
>>
>> - --
>> Melissa
>>
>
> You mean you don't have these wonderful, full of protein critters?
>
> http://xs.to/xs.php?h=xs29&d=05202&f=chance.jpg
>
> --
>
> boB,
> Master_Caution_70
>
> U.S. Army Aviation (retired)
> Central Texas - 5NM West of Gray Army Airfield (KGRK)

Old Okie joke----

Question: How many Texans does it take to eat an armadillo???

Answer: Three--you need two to watch out for highway traffic :-))

Regards,
Paul--who lives in Oklahoma and seldom sees an armadillo on the road.
Smarter armadillos up here maybe??? <VBG>
Anonymous
May 18, 2005 1:26:03 AM

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On Tue, 17 May 2005 13:01:22 -0700, Lawn Dart
<willkayakforfoodREMOVE_THIS@gmx.net> wrote:

>"I did come
>across a peculiar phenomenon last night. Rain appeared out of
>nowhere...literally! There were no rain clouds depicted anywhere,
>but for quite a while, it was raining!

Such phenomenon was known as "The Angels Are Crying" in my
childhood. Clear skies and pouring rain like a cow pissing on a flat
rock. Maybe you haven't experienced that previously as you aren't from
the Great Lonestar State? The Angels cry over Texas in amazement at
its utter beauty of both land and people. Maybe the Angels were crying
over you flying ability? Just a thought, nothing more!
May 18, 2005 8:52:56 AM

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"Paul Riley"
> Paul--who lives in Oklahoma and seldom sees an armadillo on the road.
> Smarter armadillos up here maybe??? <VBG>

Na... they're just smart enough to not cross the Red River. ;-p


Dallas
Anonymous
May 19, 2005 11:16:30 PM

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On 17-May-2005, Alexander Avtanski <avtanski@ispwest.com> wrote:

> Lakeview Bill wrote:
> > Please post "full" URL's.
> >
> > I'd much rather cut and paste than load up on spam and spyware.
> >
> > Thank you...
>
> Actually tinyurl helps with spam, :-) I've never heard anyone
> complain about it - on the contrary, a lot of people recommend
> to hide your e-mail address "behind" tinyurl when you need people
> to be able to find you, but you don't want the address in plain
> sight. About the "spyware" thing - this is a simple HTTP redirect,
> there is absolutely no way to "catch" anything on the way. It
> doesn't even use cookies. The worst thing it can do is to
> hide the forwarding url from the host that you are being reffered
> to - if they are "bad guys", this is actually a good thing.


Actually.. (to continue...) it's not TinyURL that cause the spyware/spam to
appear..
That is Photobucket.. ;o)

But if you just take precautions, and have the right protection installed,
that won't hurt.. :) )

Regards
Mikael K

--
Vatsim-callsign: OY-MKO
Home Airport: EKBI

Sorry.. no direct reply-email.. ;o)
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 4:03:32 PM

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Hi Mikael,

On Thu, 19 May 2005 19:16:30 GMT, you wrote:

> Actually.. (to continue...) it's not TinyURL that cause the
> spyware/spam to appear..
> That is Photobucket.. ;o)

Eek! Sorry about that! Ever since I started using the photobucket
site, I already had in place all my web filtering, spyware blocking,
etc., so I've never even seen so much as a banner ad on the site, and
it doesn't drop cookies into my machine either (I block cookies as
well). Nor have I seen any indications of spyware or spam being
generated by my frequenting of the site.

Could someone describe the types of spyware and/or spam that
photobucket might be responsible for? If it's really a problem, I'll
look for another site to host my screen shots. Thanks!

- --
Melissa

PGP Public Keys: http://www.freewebs.com/kuviahunnihautik/

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