Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19257
Country: United States

Just returned from my AUS assignment, and yes it's blowing and raining. Toyota texted me with a picture of my new ride safely tucked away in the shop pre-delivery area. I kind of like putting miles on their car and keeping my new one under cover, but I think that will end tomorrow morning.



Ryan Harris
Registered: Jun 02, 2013
Total Posts: 149
Country: United States

The CAF had the B-29 and B-24 down at Redbird, positioned for this weekend's festivities, but decided to take them back to Meacham for the night to get out of the weather. We're expecting it here in Houston around midnight.



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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Razor17 wrote:
Glenn Watson wrote:
I'm sure that jet empty with 4 big engines was flying was just fine. A little uncoordinated on the controls on the roll to the left. definitely not something you see everyday!


They were slow on the foot rests/rudders...



Just a little! I actually meant to say the roll right. Lots of right rudder in there to push that nose right...really have to tip it over for that left seater to wave to the people on the ground right side of the airplane! lol



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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" target="_blank">Some scenes from the WWI Dawn Patrol, next one's in 2016.


NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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Happy Natal Day, Jeff.

Jeff W. wrote:
JWilsonphoto wrote:
You're dating yourself Jeff, unfortunately a lot of 11 year olds these days know more than we do about that subject.


Sad, but true Jim. I turn 59 tomorrow and not certain I'm 100% conversant on that particular subject




NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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The youtube video I posted above was probably shot Sunday as well, as Saturday was dreary and cloudy all day.



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 2012
Country: Canada

I love how much air the F-22 moves


Airbender by Steven Szabo, on Flickr



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
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Happy Birthday, Jeff. May your day be great.



yipDog
Registered: Mar 06, 2012
Total Posts: 148
Country: United States

Thanks for the kind words on the tank pics everyone!
And no problem on the video questions Jim. As you now know I love chatting about gear! Anytime! Can't wait to see shots from the 180!!

Here's a bit of video I dug up for a FB thread on the Corsair... Though the planes didn't end up flying it's still pretty cool to watch and listen to. I wasn't able to make it out the following day when the pair flew together. Apologies for the occasional commentary over the engine sound track....



JWilsonphoto wrote:
Those tanks would use up a lot of runway Rob! Thanks for fielding my video questions, I really appreciate it! I kind of thought that's what you would say about the Sony. Looking more and more like I'll end up with the Sony PXW-180. I think it will be a good piece of gear for me. I'm fiddling with a new Canon XA-25 and it's nice, but I have a bit of a psychological hurdle to get past with any camera in that small "camcorder" form factor. Doesn't feel like a pro piece of gear, I know that's probably ridiculous.

Have there ever been this many options in video gear before? Seems like Canon, Sony, Panasonic, release new cameras weekly. Difficult to make sense of. I just need to pull the trigger and not look back.


nickjohnson
Registered: Sep 15, 2009
Total Posts: 985
Country: United Kingdom

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Just returned from my AUS assignment, and yes it's blowing and raining. Toyota texted me with a picture of my new ride safely tucked away in the shop pre-delivery area. I kind of like putting miles on their car and keeping my new one under cover, but I think that will end tomorrow morning.


Coincidently we are changing a car on Monday. It's the end of an era for us and a bit sad. For the last 20 years Thea and I have been running SAABs. Sadly they stopped selling them in the UK some years ago - so we have to wave goodbye to our last one. We will be missing the fantastic seats, the neat touches like the twin sun visors, and the amazing “real world” crash protection. So after all kinds of research we've settled on a Skoda Octavia. I now realise that the Skoda brand is not sold in North America, so I might as well be talking about cream cheese. Oh well …...



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
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...we have cream cheese!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19257
Country: United States

Happy Birthday Jeff!



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
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We have VW Passats over here, which is basically the same car as an Octavia. Nice choice.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19257
Country: United States

Good Morning Jo! Looks like I'm going to have a couple of projects down in your neck of the woods between now and the end of the year. I know it's quite a trek from Buda to Roundrock, so this should work out better for lunch/dinner!



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
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Ah, well that sounds good!



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19257
Country: United States

Looking forward to these advances!

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2604311/wd-leapfrogs-seagate-with-world-s-highest-capacity-10tb-helium-drive-new-flash-drives.html



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19257
Country: United States

I need a little advice from our more technically adept folks. Thinking about a couple of these units but I have a few questions. First, ISCSI used to mean a special card in the computer and special cables. Obviously my iMacs can't accomodate a special card. Do these units just connect up with gigabit ethernet cables and the ISCSI configuration takes place within the Drobo? How does this compare in speed with an NAS unit of the same capacity that only uses a CAT 5 ethernet? My goal is to try to get 32TB in one enclosure. Doesn't appear Drobo is on the fast track to revamping their enclosures to work with the 6TB drives, so I'm looking at this route.


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/756606-REG/Drobo_DR_B800I_2A21_B800i_iSCSI_SAN_Storage.html



nickjohnson
Registered: Sep 15, 2009
Total Posts: 985
Country: United Kingdom

JWilsonphoto wrote:
I need a little advice from our more technically adept folks. Thinking about a couple of these units but I have a few questions. First, ISCSI used to mean a special card in the computer and special cables. Obviously my iMacs can't accomodate a special card. Do these units just connect up with gigabit ethernet cables and the ISCSI configuration takes place within the Drobo? How does this compare in speed with an NAS unit of the same capacity that only uses a CAT 5 ethernet? My goal is to try to get 32TB in one enclosure. Doesn't appear Drobo is on the fast track to revamping their enclosures to work with the 6TB drives, so I'm looking at this route.


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/756606-REG/Drobo_DR_B800I_2A21_B800i_iSCSI_SAN_Storage.html


Jim, iSCSI post dates my data centre experience – so I’ve never looked it in the eye. Regarding special cards and cables – I think you may be misremembering a little and getting confused with Fibre Channel. AFAIK iSCSI uses a standard IP network to send SCSI commands to / from a remote device such as to provide the client computer with the illusion that the remote storage is local. Apparently there are performance gains to be had by using iSCSI. I will now stand to one side and await the arrival of comments from folks who have practical experience.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19257
Country: United States

Thanks Nick! Maybe I'm confusing the tower that I bought years ago which housed 15 1TB drives. It required a pci-e card and special cabling to work with my Mac Pro. So based upon what you see, do you think this just plugs inn using the ethernet port ( I guess on my router), then one configures the ip address and settings in the Drobo itself. Does this then give me the ability to get to my files from anywhere in the world that I might be? I've never had that, and it would be a plus.



RobMoser
Registered: Sep 04, 2007
Total Posts: 871
Country: United States

Yes, and no. Yes, iSCSI is the SCSI protocol over Ethernet. So theoretically, you could access your Drobo over the Internet. Due to latency limited bandwidth, I doubt you'd find the experience useful, however. Generally the way iSCSI is done is to have a completely separate network between the server or servers using the storage and the iSCSI device so that contention is reduced. We usually configure a private network for the server / storage only. The server uses a separate Ethernet interface for things like Internet access.

Rob



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