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      Ongoing DDoS Attack causing Forum Slowness   26/04/17

      In case you have missed the announcement, the reason that the forum has been slow at times since the minor version update the other day is due to a Denial of Service attack, brute force attack on our email, and judging by the lag with our FTP response, that too.  If you're feeling like you're experiencing a glitch in the Matrix, you're not wrong.  This is the same MO as the attack in September 2016 that occurred when we transitioned to the new version 4 of the software.  We're currently working with US and UK cyber-crime departments, who specialise in this sort of thing, and we're hopeful that we'll be able to track them down this time by using the accumulated evidence already held.    We are pretty certain that it's a continuation of the same attack last year, only at a reduced intensity to deter people from using the site "because it's terribly slow", rather than taking it down completely, and we're also sure of the motivations of those responsible.  Spite.   Please bear with us in the interim, and wish us luck in dealing with these.... "people".


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  1. where the hardships dock
  2. Personally I seem to have been lucky with Evilbay purchases to date. But it seems that more kits are being listed as 'new' when they aren't. Just today on Scalemates, an Aussie friend received a Mosquito kit listed as new, from the UK and this is what he described on opening the box: “Open the box and tip out the parts and instantly I was disappointed. Three sprues with only a couple of pieces attached fell out. No decals, no clear parts. The kit has a part count of 97 - 59 are missing. Everything to assemble a Mk II or VI is gone. All I received were the leftover Mk XVIII parts.” I assume you will start a dispute to claim you money back?
  3. Wow, what a beauty! Amazing job.
  4. Something I've not seen before which I later learnt (from my friend Google) is a BMW I8 – a silver one with blue bits. It was also a bit of a shock, from someone who has never spent more than £8,000 on a car, to discovered the price of said flashmobile - £105,000!!!!! Just noticed PatW's post - they must be as common as muck.
  5. I agree entirely. I remember seeing a documentary some time ago, which said that one way to reduce mass killings is to give the perpetrator no publicity at all. Apparently they want to be famous/infamous, regardless of the reason. But every time the media treat murders as the star of the show and pore over every tiny aspect of their pitiful lives – giving them exactly what they wanted.
  6. At the risk of stating the obvious, remember that the contents of the clipboard won't be saved when the PC is turned off. So make sure you save it in 'Word' or wherever first.
  7. My wife visited the MR museum in the '80s as well, and she wasn't impressed either. When we visited last year I had to virtually drag her out of the place. She said it's a thousand times better than it was. The wreck was always shrouded in a fog of the preservative liquid, that has ended and now you can see it quite clearly. I love museums (Mrs G. has said I should be in one – I think she means as a curator rather than an exhibit) and it's one of the best museums that I have ever visited.
  8. I'm a little confused, are you saying that you did it in '88 and didn't bother this time, or did you visit and not like it? I saw it last year in its brand new museum and I thought it was fascinating, not so much the wreck itself, but all the artefacts that where recovered. I remember watching the telly when they raised the wreck and being less then impressed with what they had spent all that money on. Visiting the new museum I can now see what all the fuss was for. As for the Submarine museum - as I haven't been, you could be right.
  9. grounded due to inclement
  10. I would agree with the above views about Stonehenge. Back in my day (it's a legal requirement for old farts to say that) you could walk amongst the stones – even climb on the fallen ones, but not now. When my American daughter in-laws parents visited Britain over a few years ago and were seriously underwhelmed with Stonehenge. It would help to know what your particular interest are, as some aviation museums favour certain periods or types. I forgot to say that the Science Museum does have an interesting collection of aircraft itself. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find a full list of the exhibits, but this is a video that might give you some idea ( the vid is few years old so some exhibits may have changed)
  11. arachnid mutants only please
  12. Wow, what a schedule! The historic docks is well worth a visit, I'm not very interested in ships, but I found it fascinating. But it's huge and you would be lucky to do it all in one day. The highlights for me where: the Mary Rose (much more interesting than I thought it would be); HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. I don't know if you are aware of the the following site, which claims to list all the aviation museums in Britain: If you do have time, I would recommend some of the big London museums, particularly the Science museum with the Natural History museum a close second. Have fun whatever you do.
  13. Nice job - excellent work on the camo!
  14. Sorry Mike if my comments are considered to be political, that wasn't my intention.