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If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Public testing new HTML5 client
    Board » General Discussion
    Is it possible to have the "Settings" saved until changed? Right now you have to renew all of your preferred screen features every time you log into a new race. This is a bit irritating.
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Enabling Flash player on an Android tablet
    Board » Technical Support
    I have noted a few irregularities in the HTML5 client, and hope they can be repaired. It is hard to break the habits of years---for instance, centering any point on the screen now requires 3 clicks, rather than 2. The actuation of a course choice needs 2 not 1 clicks. Stopping the boat at a start/finish line requires the entry of TWA = (0) not (0.00000) or (0.) Realizing some entry hasn't worked as expected can make for mistakes that are very frustrating....
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Public testing new HTML5 client
    Board » General Discussion
    After some frustrations, I found that the action to center any point, at max zoom, on the comp screen (which I always previously used to check on clearance of headlands, islands etc.,) using a double click with the cursor on that position, no longer worked. I have now accidentally found that it still operates, but with a TRIPLE clicking.
    Is it just that I had missed something, or is this new info to everybody else?



    --- Last Edited by Rod at 2020-01-26 19:33:32 ---
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Tokyo - San Francisco 2019
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    Bimmer:- What is AGL and where do I find it? I'm not a router user, but sometimes getting out of a restricted start area can be a real chore late at night.
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Joao - psail
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee
    May I suggest that these be big races, the Northern race from Greece to the Baltic, while the Southern race to be to circum-navigate Australia and New Zealand. This way, all of our 'departed' Solers will be included.
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Santorini
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Remember those "Sirens"? Homer was just being polite...…

    The views expressed here are my own, not to be ascribed to Homer or his later followers. they are derived from my realisation that the Greek boats of that early time could not have been capable of voyaging as far as the Straits of Gibraltar, which would not have been known then as the Pillars of Hercules.
    I hope some scholar of Greek mythology will find that 'bump of curiosity' to follow up on this general idea.



    --- Last Edited by Rod at 2018-12-29 14:49:37 ---
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Santorini
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Find the island of Karavos, find a photo of it. There is one in the Google Earth view, which shows three rocky stumps. You are looking at the Pillars of Hercules, which old Herc 'cast down'. Note that they are on the direct route from Athens to Santorini. Santorini was part of the Atlantis (Crete) political state, and both were destroyed when the volcano at Santorini erupted.
    Homer was writing some 400 years later, and just romanticised their political system. The Odyssey just describes the voyage in a 4-5 man fishing boat from Athens area to Santorini, going from island to visible island, which took a long time because Ulysses either got lost or went off exploring rather than going home to the wife and family!

    --- Last Edited by Rod at 2018-12-29 14:43:10 ---
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Jerky screen movements on a desk-top computer screen
    Board » Technical Support
    Just how do I get any answer at all on this Forum?
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Jerky screen movements on a desk-top computer screen
    Board » Technical Support
    Has anyone else found that movements of the screen position using the mouse control are very jerky and irregular? This occurs only on the SOL screen, others that I use are still smooth as previously.
    The screen movements occur in discrete steps, making it hard to position the centre of the screen except by using the double-click method.
    Is this a SOL error, or is it specific to my own computer?
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
  • Re: Interface lagging and jerky on map area of the display
    Board » Technical Support
    Where do I find the "Flash Cache"? I have to re-authorise Flash every time I log in to SOL, and click "allow always" again and again. Is this everyone elses experience of is it just me??
    If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.

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