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SBARC

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  • Birthday 08/22/1960

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    Victoria, BC, Canada
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    Scale Modelling, Motorcycles, Computers, Auto mechanics, Auto restorations, Motorcycle restorations

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  1. Excellent. I'm glad it is sorted. Thanks everyone.
  2. Can you post messages? My apologies. I had the hosting company upgrade the ARC forums server computer to a newer version of the PHP program. This was required because the latest version of the ARC forums program could not run on the older version of the PHP program. So PHP program was upgrade...forum was upgraded with latest version and the forums then stopped working. I then sorted out the posting problem and it seems to be ok now. Let me know if the forums are working ok for you now? On a side note... I've been working some 18 hour days at my 2 jobs the last few days and doing updates on ARC Air site has been nearly impossible. Things should settle down in the next day or so.
  3. Thanks Chip. Your kind words are much appreciated.
  4. That is exactly how it felt. I love the Philippines like a second home, but this trip was really different. I did manage to get my cellphone data working last night before I went to bed. And I think I figured out how to get my wife's data settings working in the Philippines. She stayed on for 3 more weeks to be with her Dad. Sadly he's nursing a cracked bone in his leg from a fall that would have killed me. He is one tough guy. I give full credit to Tony Fredo in the Philippines for giving me the clue to the data problem towards the end of my trip.
  5. Yup...wife and daughter had a grand time. Although my wife did say she prefer too coolness of the west coast of Canada.
  6. I just got home form the Philippines. It has been 2 years since my last trip and I'm pleased to report Angel is growing in a very healthy way and seems to be on the way to being much taller than her local relatives. This trip went sideways in most ways from the start. The first hotel had free wifi but only in the lobby and not the rooms making daily updates difficult. 24 hours after arriving I got some sort of intestinal bug (I suspect food poisoning, but I'm not sure). That was followed by some sudden and nasty vomiting and other violent fluid evacuation which plagued me for most of the trip. The 4th day into the trip...while I was still not feeling well we relocated and spent 3 nights at the family farm out in the countryside away from the cooling ocean breezes. Temps on the farm were about 38C or 100F with no air conditioning. Also there was no internet of even cellphone connection at the farm....it is quite rustic. We returned to civilization with me feeling much worse and stayed at a very nice resort for 3 days on the Island of Boracay. I then worked on trying to get better. Then it was off to Manila for some clothes shopping for my wife and her sister and 2 nieces. I was slowly moving forward with my recovery and 24 hours before I flew out I was well on my way to a full and proper recovery. This trip was a struggle due to the heat and my illness. I prefer to go there in november during winter when the temps are more reasonable. I got home to 16C or 61F temps and I am completely over whatever bug I had. The cooler temps are quite welcomed by me. Although I did buy 2 different sim cards from the local carriers in the Philippines, I was unable to get any data connection. I arrived home only to realise I don't even have a data connection at home. So it seems the nice young girl I first gave my phone to, deleted my data settings from home. I plan to work on getting that sorted before I go to bed tonight.
  7. No one with that name or e-mail is a member on ARC. I'd ban him if I can.
  8. I was listening to the radio tonight and it seems Toyota is pushing towards the hydrogen fuel cell idea for their electric vehicles.
  9. I think the cold weather cuts the range to half roughly.
  10. This is very cool indeed. Thanks for sharing.
  11. The Tesla is a good product although the lack of a dealer network is an issue if you live outside the USA. But to be fair to Tesla, electric cars really don't need much in the way of repairs like cars with internal combustion engines. Also you can only get parts from Tesla directly and you need to give the VIN when you order parts. If you car is in an accident and written off then it is not possible to buy parts from Tesla to repair that car as the VIN is on Tesla's list of cars they will not sell parts for. Again...not a big deal and I do see Teslas point of view on this. There is a huge network of owners that buy wrecked Teslas (crash or flood damaged cars etc) and rebuild them. Tesla will not sell parts for these cars so the owners sell parts to each other from non-repairable cars. Electric cars are the future, but for now I will cling to my older ICE cars although an electric car would be much welcome as a daily driver.
  12. Yup...the whole story is pretty foggy at this point.
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