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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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46 minutes ago, Fritag said:

BTW - wot's that metal block incorporating a ruler type gizmo at the top of the photo?  Some sort of measuring/cutting/bending thing?

 

It's one of those tools that spends a high proportion of its time sitting in a drawer - but is completely invaluable when you cone to need it.  It's an Albion Alloys thing called something like "cut to lengty measuring tool", or similar.   I was lucky enough to inherit it from my neighbour (he of Vixen fame), and its sole purpose is cutting sections of tube / rod that are exactly the same length - vital if you're building any kind of structure from it.  [Yes, I have heard of rulers, but this is a whole heap easier, especially when you're dealing with really thin stuff that us hard to measure accurately].

 

I have only ever seen one other in the flesh - at a show, when the price quoted was utterly eye-watering, so had Sandy not given it to me I doubt I'd have it. And this is its first outing since Ark Royal soldered aerial days.  But I'm very glad I do!

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11 hours ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

 

It's one of those tools that spends a high proportion of its time sitting in a drawer - but is completely invaluable when you cone to need it.  It's an Albion Alloys thing called something like "cut to lengty measuring tool", or similar.   I was lucky enough to inherit it from my neighbour (he of Vixen fame), and its sole purpose is cutting sections of tube / rod that are exactly the same length - vital if you're building any kind of structure from it.  [Yes, I have heard of rulers, but this is a whole heap easier, especially when you're dealing with really thin stuff that us hard to measure accurately].

 

I have only ever seen one other in the flesh - at a show, when the price quoted was utterly eye-watering, so had Sandy not given it to me I doubt I'd have it. And this is its first outing since Ark Royal soldered aerial days.  But I'm very glad I do!

The machine is called "The Cutter" its quite expensive on the face of it but when one takes into account the wastage of material alone it prevents, it very soon pays for itself. That of course is aside from it's original intention of removing human error from the measuring and cutting process using a traditional ruler.

 

Martian

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On 16/05/2017 at 7:27 AM, Fritag said:

...hyperbole in the piping department...

 

Where's Ced when you need him?

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1 hour ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

 

Where's Ced when you need him?

A most unreliable creature these days, I think he must be ill!

 

Martian

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I think Ced's away wondering if he dare transpose "...hyperbole in the piping department..." into piperbole

 

but  I suspect he has discarded it with the disdain it well deserves

 

;)

 

So, as I suffer less from shame I'll give it a whirl

 

yippekiyay cowboy

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Not gone away; still making progress down the starboard side.

 

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I still expect to see this finished at the Boscombe Down show on 6th August.

 

Martian the Unreasonably Demanding 

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40 minutes ago, Martian Hale said:

I still expect to see this finished at the Boscombe Down show on 6th August.

 

Martian the Unreasonably Demanding 

 

I wouldn't bet your house on it!

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82 pages on this build Crips, that has to be some kinfd of record. That is unless you are looking at record collection then they all are 12 in diameter with a small hole in the middle...

 

Colin

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2 hours ago, heloman1 said:

 That is unless you are looking at record collection then they all are 12 in diameter with a small hole in the middle...

 

 

Unless you collect 45's. But they still have a hole in the middle. Just like Polo's.

 

Sorry Crisp, the big boy made me do it.

 

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Hang on Keith. Are you saying that a Polo is some kind of record?

I thought it was a Volkswagen? (Or was it a jumper? - No that's Jesse Owens. Seems to me that helicopters are VERY confusing.)

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