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  1. Top Gun 2 Trailer 2

    “Top Gun: Maverick” Release Date Delayed to December Due to COVID-19 Crisis. https://theaviationist.com/2020/04/02/top-gun-maverick-release-date-delayed-to-december-due-to-covid-19-crisis/
  2. Razbam and YAP models

    Don't think the Razbam stuff is for sale - and it certainly has not been supported for about 10 years. Most of the models were for SF1 and needed a bit of work. YAP cant comment on the separate models but was good for the recreation of historical Vietnam missions really.
  3. Wondered why I was referenced there for a moment. Have you not used DCS for a while - or have you just updated it? Contact ED in the first instance and come back if you have any issues and need me to back the keys up. (A-10A & Su-25A)
  4. Falcon 4.0

  5. The Corona Virus Thread

    As of the 27th March the Prime Minister and several of his top level staff have come down with COVID-19 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52060791
  6. I want one. I'm broke yes ... but I'd like to try this.

    My hot cup of tea wouldn't last long on that!
  7. The Corona Virus Thread

  8. TMS up in stick HOTAS section.
  9. Ladies and Gentlemen, on behalf of the entire BMS development team, I am happy to announce that the latest iteration of the Billion Soft Falcon 4.0 total conversion modification - Benchmark Sims 4.34 U3 - is available for you to enjoy as of RIGHT NOW! BMS 4.34 U3 requires a legit installation of a Falcon 4.0 (all older and newer versions are accepted alike, i.e. Microprose, Hasbro, GOG, Steam, Retroism). The check is performed both at setup time and every time you start BMS. If no valid installation is found, BMS will exit with a corresponding error message. U3 is an incremental update on top of 4.34 base + U1 + U2, so you need to have the BMS 4.34 Full Installer package and Update 1 and Update 2 available on your PC. You can both update your existing 4.34 base + U1 + U2 installation as well as perform a fresh 4.34 base + U1 + U2 + U3 installation from scratch, as you like. See the installation instructions below for details. This mod may not be used for any commercial purposes. Any such use may constitute a violation of the intellectual property of Billion Soft (Hong Kong) Limited and the non-commercial Terms and Conditions under which Benchmark Sims make this mod available to you. https://www.benchmarksims.org/forum/showthread.php?38540-Falcon-BMS-4-34-U3-Incremental-Installer&p=533414#post533414
  10. The Corona Virus Thread

    Report from Imperial College London Summary The global impact of COVID-19 has been profound, and the public health threat it represents is the most serious seen in a respiratory virus since the 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic. Here we present the results of epidemiological modelling which has informed policymaking in the UK and other countries in recent weeks. In the absence of a COVID-19 vaccine, we assess the potential role of a number of public health measures – so-called non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) – aimed at reducing contact rates in the population and thereby reducing transmission of the virus. In the results presented here, we apply a previously published microsimulation model to two countries: the UK (Great Britain specifically) and the US. We conclude that the effectiveness of any one intervention in isolation is likely to be limited, requiring multiple interventions to be combined to have a substantial impact on transmission. Two fundamental strategies are possible: (a) mitigation, which focuses on slowing but not necessarily stopping epidemic spread – reducing peak healthcare demand while protecting those most at risk of severe disease from infection, and (b) suppression, which aims to reverse epidemic growth, reducing case numbers to low levels and maintaining that situation indefinitely. Each policy has major challenges. We find that that optimal mitigation policies (combining home isolation of suspect cases, home quarantine of those living in the same household as suspect cases, and social distancing of the elderly and others at most risk of severe disease) might reduce peak healthcare demand by 2/3 and deaths by half. However, the resulting mitigated epidemic would still likely result in hundreds of thousands of deaths and health systems (most notably intensive care units) being overwhelmed many times over. For countries able to achieve it, this leaves suppression as the preferred policy option. We show that in the UK and US context, suppression will minimally require a combination of social distancing of the entire population, home isolation of cases and household quarantine of their family members. This may need to be supplemented by school and university closures, though it should be recognised that such closures may have negative impacts on health systems due to increased absenteeism. The major challenge of suppression is that this type of intensive intervention package – or something equivalently effective at reducing transmission – will need to be maintained until a vaccine becomes available (potentially 18 months or more) – given that we predict that transmission will quickly rebound if interventions are relaxed. We show that intermittent social distancing – triggered by trends in disease surveillance – may allow interventions to be relaxed temporarily in relative short time windows, but measures will need to be reintroduced if or when case numbers rebound. Last, while experience in China and now South Korea show that suppression is possible in the short term, it remains to be seen whether it is possible long-term, and whether the social and economic costs of the interventions adopted thus far can be reduced. https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf
  11. Free Trial Schedule Trial access on our top products Given the ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19, we wanted to alert you to some potential changes that could affect certain support channels. First, we want to reassure you that we have a thorough continuity plan, which leverages our global network to ensure support will continue to be provided in the event that a location is impacted. Our plan takes into account location, product and customer segment. We have also tested to ensure business continuity while maintaining security compliance. The health, safety and wellbeing of our teams are our utmost priorities. If one or more of our support locations are affected, we may shift or reduce some services temporarily. Any changes will be posted. In This Together We’re giving you free trial access to popular DCS World modules. For those of you staying at home, you can explore our website and join us on social media for inspiration. The trials will run from the 18th of March to the 18th of April 2020. During the trial period, all participating modules benefit from up-to 50% discount. Below is a schedule of free trials from ED and it’s 3rd Parties, On top of that, save up to 50% on most DCS World modules starting from 18 March 2020 till 18 April 2020 in E-shop and Steam*! The schedule: March 18-19: F-16C March 20-21: F/A-18C March 22-23: F-14B (UH-1H) March 24-25: JF-17 March 26-27: A-10C March 28-29: AV-8B March 30-31: M-2000C April 1-2: Spitfire April 3-4: Mustang April 5-6: Fw 190 A8 April 7-8: Bf 109 K4 April 9-10: Persian Gulf Map April 11-12: Nevada Map April 13-14: F-86 April 15-16: MiG-15 April 17-18: Black Shark Ka-50 Be aware that some modules have different discount rates: DCS: F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations – 20% off DCS: JF-17 Thunder by Deka Ironwork Simulations - $15.00 USD off DCS: SA342 Gazelle by Polychop Simulations - 25% off All campaigns by Reflected Simulations - 30% off: Spitfire IX The Big Show Campaign P-51D The Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney Campaign Bf 109 K-4 Jagdflieger Campaign F-86F Hunters over the Yalu Campaign UH-1H Worlds Apart - Spring 2025 Campaign by Low-Level-Heaven Mission Development - 20% off. The Museum Relic Campaign by Apache600 - not participating. Note: If you do not wish to purchase a module after trying it for free, please delete the free-trial module using the Module Manager to avoid authorization errors. * Steam Sale is subject to change according to VALVE discounts policy. Yours sincerely, The Eagle Dynamics Team
  12. The Corona Virus Thread

    That is for the UK following a mitigation strategy - can never tell if based on modelling or just scaremongering. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51915302 Change course or a quarter of a million people will die in a "catastrophic epidemic" of coronavirus - warnings do not come much starker than that. The message came from researchers modelling how the disease will spread, how the NHS would be overwhelmed and how many would die. The situation has shifted dramatically and as a result we are now facing the most profound changes to our daily lives in peacetime. This realisation has happened only in the past few days. However, it is long after other scientists and the World Health Organization had warned of the risks of not going all-out to stop the virus. The crucial piece of evidence came from the scientists at Imperial College London who first realised the scale of the problem in China and whose advice is heavily influential in government. They said coronavirus was the most serious public health threat seen in a respiratory virus since the 1918 flu pandemic - known as the Spanish flu. They assessed three strategies: Suppression - break chains of transmission, effectively trying to stop the epidemic in its tracks, and bring cases down as low as possible, as China has done Mitigation - accept you cannot stop the coronavirus so slow its spread and prevent a massive peak in cases that would overwhelm the NHS while trying to protect those most at risk of severe disease, which appeared to be the UK strategy last week Do nothing - and let the virus rip through the population It was on only Friday that Sir Patrick Vallance, the chief scientific adviser, explained the mitigation plan to the BBC. He said: "Our aim is to try and reduce the peak, broaden the peak, not suppress it completely. "Also, because the vast majority of people get a mild illness, to build up some kind of herd immunity so more people are immune to this disease." If mitigation worked it would have avoided the most draconian measures other countries have used and built up immunity, which would help limit the spread of coronavirus. Mitigation involves some social distancing strategies, while suppression beefs up those measures, including possible restriction of movement and increased periods of isolation. The modelling projected that if the UK did nothing, 81% of people would be infected and 510,000 would die from coronavirus by August. The mitigation strategy is better, but would still result in about 250,000 deaths and completely overwhelm intensive care in the NHS. The experience of Italy, and the first cases in the UK, led to this dawning realisation.
  13. The Corona Virus Thread

    Today has been the first "don't go to work" day from the Government over here and they have given out figures that the mitigation strategy will still result in 200,000 estimated deaths by August. Most sport and cinema has been cancelled but they have not shut the schools yet despite most of the teachers being told they need to stay at home The businesses that were not killed by the internet are now being killed by this virus it seems unless the government step in - even seems to be a story about Amazon stopping shipments and not making their robots kill themselves for the shareholders. I don't know why but his video despite being mostly satire seems to be one of the few things to get the message through.

    It was here - didn't realise it was only for 2 days LOL

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