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Colin Bishop

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"VMBME - The Virtual Model Boat Mayhem Extravaganza!
« on: March 26, 2020, 09:46:10 AM »

 
Maybe we could have a virtual Mayhem, posting photos of the boats we would have brought? (and will hopefully see next year)

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 11:49:53 PM »

So Colin says.....'Maybe we could have a virtual Mayhem" .....just need to remember Colin, that we members residing on far flung Shores see MBM as a virtual world every day ...

Thankfully with modern technology.....20,000km is only a fraction of a microsecond on the internet

Keep the postings & images coming :-))

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Re: "VMBME - The Virtual Model Boat Mayhem Extravaganza!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2020, 12:31:53 PM »

Maybe we could have a virtual Mayhem, posting photos of the boats we would have brought? (and will hopefully see next year)

Colin

Great idea Colin

Maybe we could have an hour or so of Zoom (video streaming) activity - happy to arrange this is people think there is any mileage in the idea...it can even be recorded and perhaps made available on YouTube after the event.

I will fill up my paddling pool and float a boat or 10! so long as I can keep the dogs out of the water should be a bit of fun.

If other people want to do similar or just show static boats via video link it might be interesting - all you need is a WiFi connected smart phone or tablet.

I am sure Martin will have some ideas re photography/video that might add to the concept.

Martin perhaps if you agree you could move/duplicate Colin's and then my post to a new thread - "VMBME - Virtual Model Boat Mayhem Extravaganza"

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2020, 01:05:31 PM »

can do. I have a paid account (club one!) and willing to host. this allows 100 people in a 24 hr meeting i think


ps anyone want to put boats in baths or paddling pools welcome!
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2020, 01:29:30 PM »

This sounds like a great idea and thank goodness for forums like this one as otherwise there would be a real vacuum even worse than we currently have.

Given my age and the much publicised need for social distancing until a vaccine is available (in the billions of doses) I have given up all hope of going to any events (club or national) this year even if they are held - which I doubt.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2020, 01:33:05 PM »

can do. I have a paid account (club one!) and willing to host. this allows 100 people in a 24 hr meeting i think


ps anyone want to put boats in baths or paddling pools welcome!

I think my company account allows 500 in 24 hours so lots of capacity

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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2020, 03:13:45 PM »

ok quick show of hands for a mayhem zoom meeting?
if enough interest, we can put up the directions to download etc then arrange a time and date

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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2020, 03:44:36 PM »

ok quick show of hands for a mayhem zoom meeting?
if enough interest, we can put up the directions to download etc then arrange a time and date

It sounds interesting but I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. How on earth do i see what up to 500 other people are doing on my computer screen?
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2020, 05:50:04 PM »

For the over 70s, we will need a very slow how to do it Please.  %)

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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2020, 06:12:35 PM »

The basics:

A. At the correct date/time - Click on a weblink that would appear on this site with Martin's  permission
B. Enter a meeting password

In essence that's it!

If using a mobile phone/tablet - it will want you to install the Zoom app - you simple click on a weblink

The only other questions you will get asked before you get into the video meeting is if you want to allow audio/video

That's it

If this goes forward as an event then full instructions would be published in advance and you can downlaod the app etc in advance

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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2020, 07:11:42 PM »

I wouldn't be afraid of zoom as an invitee rather than an inviter. I'm tech savvy but not software and programs. When I get an invite to join zoom, I just check the source is legit and click the link, no password required on a laptop.  You do need a decent machine and connection for video. 9 out of 10 times I don't use video and ask others not to to preserve audio quality. If you have the free version it's limited to about 40mins each time before auto disconnect. I must admit I do like it for sharing what is down on the computer screen though I'm no convert to meetings or not just phoning someone.
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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2020, 08:01:19 PM »

Sounds interesting.
If there are, lets say, 100 people in the session what does each of them get on their computer screen. My screen area divided by 100 is a very small area!
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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2020, 08:21:48 PM »

I would ask to check with a few users before rolling it out.


Myself and friends used it a few weeks ago the time period was unlimited and they have made the free one like this during the lockdown but there was 6 of us and you donít see much on the screen so if we had lots more it could get a bit harder to see whatís going on and also the sound software selects a single source so there could be people trying to speak and nobody hearing.


But I would be up for trying and seeing if it can be done :-))
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2020, 09:43:41 AM »

Since I turned the end of my workshop into a bar we have been using zoom. a lot as ginger has pointed out a100 or so people will make for very small pictures, but hey lets give I a go  :-)) :-)) :-))
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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2020, 10:38:37 AM »

Thankfully with modern technology.....20,000km is only a fraction of a microsecond on the internet


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I hope not! 20000km is 67ms, at full bore. Any faster and you'll be reading Mayhem back in time!


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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2020, 11:01:21 AM »

Come on Andy........you know what I mean........the early bird catches the show  :-X


Or when Noah looked out of his Executive shipboard balcony window overlooking the water, he saw a bird with a twig


Well that's just what it's like it for ou out in the far off lands  {-)


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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2020, 12:55:15 AM »

I love it in "the far off lands". It's quiet, and even our dog Monty is "social distancing" :}


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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2020, 09:26:23 PM »


 
It was Mayhem at Wicksteed this weekend    <:(


 A build weekend for me now....
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« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2020, 09:57:22 PM »


 
It was Mayhem at Wicksteed this weekend    <:(


 A build weekend for me now....



Well we shall have to make sure that Mayhem at Wicksteed 2021 will be an outstanding event.
Iím raising a glass this evening for everyone for this weekend and hope everyone is keeping safe.
Now where is that alcoholic stuff that almost killed off Steamboat Philís French family? %% %%
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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2020, 08:58:54 AM »

Well going by the weather itís definitely the mayhem weekend!!


It will be missed but we will be back!!!
And With a small drink for the evening chinwag
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« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2020, 09:22:22 AM »

My favourite picture from 2019


Martin and the young pretender!
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« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2020, 01:01:11 PM »


The local weather is hot and sunny but definitely Gazebo flying conditions.
Roll on something different than lockdown.  O0


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« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2020, 01:19:11 PM »

Gusting 40mph plus at the moment - Memories of models blown off tables !
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« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2020, 04:55:27 PM »

My favourite picture from 2019


Martin and the young pretender!

I have to work with that thing on the left. he is a great guy normally!
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« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2020, 06:59:36 PM »

Having a virtual mayhem by drinking the evil hooch that has killed the family and filling the bath with boats........


Not quite the same.. {:-{


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