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Author Topic: The Cookie Box MkII - On stranger tides  (Read 2072413 times)
Agent|Austin
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« Reply #25550 on: April 01, 2017, 17:35:10 »

*Knock knock*... Grin. Anybody home?

I hope everyone is keeping well. I do still look in here every so often. It's such a shame that V-STEP seemingly have no interest in bringing us a new instalment!

Oh hi der!
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« Reply #25551 on: April 06, 2017, 16:43:21 »

Hello! Is anyone alive out there?
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Traddles
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« Reply #25552 on: April 06, 2017, 23:07:03 »

There are a few of us still around!!!! Thumbs Up Not too many, but we are still here.

Angus.
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« Reply #25553 on: April 10, 2017, 20:29:46 »

There's always a a few familiar faces!  Cool
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« Reply #25554 on: April 11, 2017, 02:17:51 »

I check in here and there. Usually just to see what's going on in the ol' cookie box.
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Not to sound cliched, but what a long, strange, trip it's been.
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« Reply #25555 on: April 11, 2017, 18:02:06 »

I only have a quick browse of the forum when I first get back from sea... Sadly, there's not much to stick around for!
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Ballast
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« Reply #25556 on: April 24, 2017, 12:32:02 »

There's always a a few familiar faces!  Cool

How are you, TFM?  Grin
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The Ferry Man
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« Reply #25557 on: April 24, 2017, 19:16:33 »

Ballast! I am good thanks, how are you?
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« Reply #25558 on: April 24, 2017, 20:51:46 »

Always good, thanks  Grin my boss was silly enough to let me run a boat  Doh!
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« Reply #25559 on: April 24, 2017, 21:52:35 »

Always good, thanks  Grin my boss was silly enough to let me run a boat  Doh!

Good to hear!

That was silly of him!  Tongue

I do have a ICC licence now though  Shocked

*But my boats are smaller then yours I think  Doh!
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« Reply #25560 on: April 25, 2017, 07:46:21 »

Good to hear!

That was silly of him!  Tongue

I do have a ICC licence now though  Shocked

*But my boats are smaller then yours I think  Doh!

Congrats on getting your license  Grin

Yeah well, you know what they say eh.. small boat, small problems  Doh!  In fact, the boat I'm on is 28 meters long but has 65 tonnes bollard pull
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The Ferry Man
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« Reply #25561 on: April 25, 2017, 18:25:01 »

Thanks!

Are you on a nice small powerful tug then?
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« Reply #25562 on: May 07, 2017, 11:46:54 »

Hey folks, hope you are all well.

I am back at sea again after spending a year driving a desk in Hamburg.
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« Reply #25563 on: May 07, 2017, 12:22:20 »

Hi Clanky,
Nice to know you are still around. We have lost a few folk since you were around last, but there are some of us who still hang on. Old age is getting the best of some of us, including myself, but life goes on just the same.

Angus.
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« Reply #25564 on: May 08, 2017, 04:01:39 »

Being in school doesn't help with me Doh! I barely have time. Hopefully this summer I'll be on more
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« Reply #25565 on: June 03, 2017, 13:20:36 »

Hey,
recently noticed that a lot of new cruise ships are using these interestingly shaped bows, some of which look fairly basic; what i would expect myself to make in sketchUp as i'm terrible with bows  Doh! Doh!

Anyone know why? Is it more efficient, or is it just a new style  Roll Eyes

Enjoy this gallery of random google images

Costa/P&O/Carnival Cruises


Norwegian Cruise Lines


Virgin Voyages


MSC Cruises


AIDA Cruises


Celebrity Cruises


Hurtigruten


Any thoughts?  Shocked
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« Reply #25566 on: June 04, 2017, 15:01:56 »

The new "knife shaped" bows are more efficient than traditional flared shapes.

Instead of punching their way through the water (which wastes energy, causes slamming, violent movements etc) like a conventional bow, they cut their way through the water (so they don't slam etc). Because of this you use less fuel, don't pitch/heave as much and get to sleep more! Win win!

Having worked on ships with traditional bows and new designs I've got to say - New is WAY better than old... Especially in 10 metre seas! Cheesy
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« Reply #25567 on: August 17, 2017, 00:05:31 »

I found an unexpectedly familiar face among the background objects in World of Warships....

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« Reply #25568 on: August 20, 2017, 18:42:43 »

Man, this forum and game was a big part of my childhood in 08-2012. It's hard to tell people about how awesome the community was and all the fun we had roleplaying and sailing. I would love to start a server or at least be able to play again to begin with since I run Linux Ubuntu now. Any of you guys have luck trying to run the game on something other than windows?

I haven't been on this forum for almost a year.... ūüė≥
I've moved to macOS now so your not the only one who can play (plus I need to actually sort out my licence as I've had a hard drive die and I didn't De-reg SSE).

So what is everyone doing  now?
Like I'm in Swansea University studying Computer Science and now going into mobile apps. What about everyone else?
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« Reply #25569 on: August 21, 2017, 06:49:36 »

I'm at Lake Superior College here in Duluth, just getting an AA. I don't really have any plans, but I have merit, I guess. I've become rather skilled at writing and the piano, have become better at photography, and developed more of an affinity for the natural world since the days when this forum was hopping. I've been thinking of looking into the park rangers here (just a branch of the local police that tends to parks, acts as guides, and whatnot, like rangers in national parks but obviously on a much smaller scale), but I'm not very successful as it is. I don't have a driver's license, let alone a car, a job, or a place of my own.  Doh!

My old Toshiba Satellite is showing its age after almost six years of service. Sometime this week I'll upgrade, I'm thinking to a Dell Inspiron.

I wish I could say I was doing well, though. I've been feeling lousy. I don't have a dream, I'm behind my family in every way (everyone in my family took honors or AP classes in high school, moved out at 18, went to a college out of state, got into a well-paying job, but I digress), the political/social climate in the US is incredibly tense and volatile, and I've been depressed for years (I was diagnosed in June of 2011; yeah, I've been that way for pretty much my entire time on this forum). But I won't vent here, nobody wants that.
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Today's weather:

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Not to sound cliched, but what a long, strange, trip it's been.
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