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Search: Posts Made By: oceanmariner
Forum: Histories 8th March 2019, 00:33
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By oceanmariner
It depends on the river stage. Large gangs of...

It depends on the river stage. Large gangs of coolies, wading along the banks or in shallows dragged small ships and barges up river. Sometimes in falling conditions ships were stranded and had to...
Forum: Histories 5th March 2019, 19:32
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By oceanmariner
Don't know about Buenos Aires but I come from a...

Don't know about Buenos Aires but I come from a maritime family that goes back before steam. Freighters in most foreign ports and smaller western ports docked on their own. Before there were many...
Forum: Histories 5th March 2019, 19:25
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By oceanmariner
Labor was cheaper than steam in China. My father...

Labor was cheaper than steam in China. My father was there shortly after WWI in the USN. Lots of interesting stories.
That capstan isn't much different than what was on sailing ships.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 29th December 2018, 05:25
Replies: 15
Views: 2,024
Posted By oceanmariner
I've twice tried 10 for about a month both times....

I've twice tried 10 for about a month both times. Never again. I'm going to run 7 until the end. I'm running a couple other computers with different OS to see what I like best. But I'm done with...
Forum: United States Navy 22nd December 2018, 02:51
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Posted By oceanmariner
A before picture: SS Seeandbee

A before picture: SS Seeandbee
Forum: United States Navy 13th September 2018, 08:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,867
Posted By oceanmariner
You gotta remember USN engineering is run by...

You gotta remember USN engineering is run by people than never had a real job. They always need to have new, untried designs. So far all the Zumwalts have had propulsion problems. But the USN has 30...
Forum: United States Navy 22nd July 2018, 02:13
Replies: 6
Views: 1,867
Posted By oceanmariner
Now the Zumwalt's sister ship has to go back to...

Now the Zumwalt's sister ship has to go back to the builder for new RR turbines.
Forum: United States Navy 21st July 2018, 03:01
Replies: 6
Views: 1,867
Posted By oceanmariner
I remember the Zumwalt breaking down in the...

I remember the Zumwalt breaking down in the Panama Canal with a stern bearing problem on her voyage to her first home port.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 30th May 2018, 03:25
Replies: 14
Views: 1,912
Posted By oceanmariner
The big problem is software. Everything isn't...

The big problem is software. Everything isn't written for Linux. If I was running office software or browsing it would do fine. I run Linux on an old Dell that runs 10x faster than it did on win7,...
Forum: Ship Research 13th March 2018, 00:32
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By oceanmariner
I forgot about the DC. Almost everything WWII...

I forgot about the DC. Almost everything WWII built and before was DC. Some had motor generators that made AC. I had a diesel electric tug that was all 250v DC in the 1980s except for a small...
Forum: Ship Research 12th March 2018, 22:07
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By oceanmariner
No Banbridge. Pics are DD-1 and DD-246 USS...

No Banbridge. Pics are DD-1 and DD-246 USS Bainbridge.

Model doesn't look too accurate.

Pics from http://www.navsource.org/

Pictures of almost all US warships. Full list of destroyers...
Forum: Ship Research 12th March 2018, 21:58
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By oceanmariner
It depends. New luxury liners had power in 1st...

It depends. New luxury liners had power in 1st class. But older ships and coastal rarely did. Only in bigger cities was power available in homes and apartments. Rural people still used oil lamps and...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 2nd March 2018, 18:43
Replies: 12
Views: 2,268
Posted By oceanmariner
I ran across the file "msgames_win8_x64" in a...

I ran across the file "msgames_win8_x64" in a backup for loading win7 games on win8-10. I doubt I can post it - 88mb as a zip. Bunch of windows games besides solitaire. Send me a private message with...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 27th February 2018, 21:13
Replies: 27
Views: 3,387
Posted By oceanmariner
There are programs that will move your system and...

There are programs that will move your system and all files to another drive exactly as it is configured. New drive can be a different size of even a SSD. I think Todo Backup is one I used in the...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 27th February 2018, 21:07
Replies: 32
Views: 4,772
Posted By oceanmariner
If you use Firefox, it can store all your logins...

If you use Firefox, it can store all your logins and passwords. Convenient if you're an old guy like me and the only user on the computer. It seems each site has different requirements for characters...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 27th February 2018, 21:01
Replies: 29
Views: 3,423
Posted By oceanmariner
I've been using a wireless mouse since they came...

I've been using a wireless mouse since they came out. Much of the wireless mouse problems come from the USB transmitter being too close to some computers. Using a USB extension cable or terminal...
Forum: Ship Research 19th January 2018, 01:20
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By oceanmariner
On the destroyer, the switch only had 4 positions...

On the destroyer, the switch only had 4 positions 90 apart, as I remember. The bridge crew was responsible to change the switch. The only time we use it was going thru the degausing range. Mid to...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 18th January 2018, 09:36
Replies: 14
Views: 1,912
Posted By oceanmariner
Windows 10 drove me to Linux. All I want in an os...

Windows 10 drove me to Linux. All I want in an os is a basic system I can run other software on. Windows 10, for me was a mess. My cpu ran at 99% with nothing but windows 10 running. Much of my added...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 18th January 2018, 09:15
Replies: 15
Views: 3,175
Posted By oceanmariner
Black Magic Design has a very high end software -...

Black Magic Design has a very high end software - DaVinci Resolve. There is a free version available for downloading. I don't do much movie editing, but this software seems way beyond any PC/Mac...
Forum: Ship Research 18th January 2018, 08:55
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By oceanmariner
In the 60s I was on a US destroyer built in WWII....

In the 60s I was on a US destroyer built in WWII. The degausing cables went around the ship, but built into the inside the hull. In the wheel house was a rotary switch that was turned to match the...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 17th November 2017, 10:41
Replies: 12
Views: 2,268
Posted By oceanmariner
You need a file "msgames_win8_x64.msi". I don't...

You need a file "msgames_win8_x64.msi". I don't remember where I found it, but if you do an internet search...
It has all the games on win7 and then some. Exactly as they were on 7. I found it when...
Forum: United States Navy 17th November 2017, 10:21
Replies: 6
Views: 5,317
Posted By oceanmariner
The ship was for sale via French Creek boat...

The ship was for sale via French Creek boat brokers (Now Pacific Boat Brokers) for several years It went for less than $100,000 US. The engines have stainless steel blocks and heads to deter magnetic...
Forum: Ship Research 2nd October 2017, 23:04
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By oceanmariner
In the 60s I served aboard a WWII built destroyer...

In the 60s I served aboard a WWII built destroyer with a similar whistle. It moaned and groaned, blew hot water and eventually sounded normally. It never was fixed. We just warned the signalmen and...
Forum: Ship Research 1st October 2017, 23:43
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By oceanmariner
The transition from coal to oil was for several...

The transition from coal to oil was for several reasons, smaller boiler room crew (no stoakers), cleaner (no coal dust when loading and no ash removal), shorter smoke stack (easier maintenance,...
Forum: Histories 19th September 2017, 02:37
Replies: 11
Views: 5,700
Posted By oceanmariner
Another way to look at this is that you often...

Another way to look at this is that you often learn more from a failure than a success. D-Day causalities were expected to be much higher than they turned out. Some of the savings was the result of...
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