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It Was a good thing once, now illegal  Some one missing their money.

Biggest book depository  was of course "Piratebay"

Everything you want (as above), It was all there for the download.

( have to have a VPN to access it now I believe.)

Great pity it couldn't have been legalised

What is this ISBN number, ?

 

spacesailor

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2 minutes ago, spacesailor said:

What is this ISBN number, ?

ISBN is the acronym for International Standard Book Number. This 10 or 13-digit number identifies a specific book, an edition of a book, or a book-like product (such as an audiobook). Since 1970 each published book has a unique ISBN. In 2007, assigned ISBNs changed from 10 digits to 13.

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1 hour ago, spacesailor said:

What is this ISBN number, ?

Spacie - it is a very useful number.  For the book that Ian and I both have "Fire in the Sky : The Australian Flying Corps in the First World War" by Michael Molkentin the ISBN is 978 1 74237 072 9 This tells you it is that book and it is a paperback (the hardback has a slightly different number).

 

I am helping out on a charity Book Fest.  Things are so much easier now we just scan the ISBN, all the details are added to the database and we can chuck it into the right box to make spreading them out for sale on the day way easier than previous years.  All the gardening books in one place, the non-fiction, fiction, biographies etc.  It is also useful for those looking for specific books - just ask, we look it up and can tell if we had it and if it is still for sale and where you can find it on the tables.

 

Another good read in the same vein - "The High Life of Oswald Watt:  Australia's First Military Pilot" by Chris Clark, Big Sky Publishing, Newport NSW Australia 2016 ISBN 9781925275797.  He learned to fly in 1911, when WWI broke out, he went to France and flew with the French (thus being the first Australian to fly in a military role) and 18 months later got a transfer to the Australian Flying Corp.  I've got another one and a half chapters to go.

 

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On 05/09/2019 at 11:21 AM, old man emu said:

I got a biography of an Australian WWll airman for Father's Day, too. I'll talk about it when I've finished reading it.

FATAL MISSION - The life and death of the crew of "Naughty Nan" - 467 Sqn RAAF - by Mal Elliott (ISBN 978-1-922265-14-2) Published by Big Sky Publishing Pty Ltd, Newport NSW 

https://www.bigskypublishing.com.au/

 

This is the story of Australian Oscar Furniss, from Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains of NSW, and the crew of Avro Lancaster lll, Production No. JA901, 467 Squadron ID PO-N, nicknames "Naughty Nan".

 

The book, while telling Furniss' story, provides some information on the way aircrew were selected and trained under the Empire Air Scheme. Starting out as Furniss' story, it takes in the backgrounds of the other crew members, and Naughty Nan's difficult service life.

 

About 12:15 AM on 4th May 1944, Naughty Nan was shot down after bombing barracks near Mailly-le-Camp, France, which the 21st Panzer Division was occupying. Only two of the crew were able to evacuate the aircraft which was on fire after having been attacked by a night-fighter. Furniss went down with the plane.

 

The story does not end with the crash. It tells what happened to the two survivors, and the families' efforts to locate their Loved Ones' resting places.

 

An easy to read book of 200 pages. It contains many photographs, but the reproduction of many is poor. However, some of the photographs illustrate the ways and means that the Allies tried to assist downed aircrew to evade capture.

Edited by old man emu

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16 hours ago, spacesailor said:

It Was a good thing once, now illegal  Some one missing their money.

Biggest book depository  was of course "Piratebay"

Everything you want (as above), It was all there for the download.

( have to have a VPN to access it now I believe.)

Great pity it couldn't have been legalised.

spacesailor

not necessarily, just change the server address your internet connects through,
real easy to do, just changing about 6 numbers

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Had a look about changing ISP numbers, but it seems a little daunting.

Found Cloudflare !.

 

" https://www.cloudwards.net/what-is-cloudflare/"


    "   If you want the most secure and private DNS,
     a company called Cloudflare offers 1.1.1.1. It is fast and does not store data. 
    Cloudflare keeps bare-bones logs of DNS requests for 24 hours to help it debug its system if something goes wrong,
     but after that, all information is purged from its system.
    You start the process of accelerating your first website by entering its domain. Cloudflare grabbed every DNS record we knew existed and a few we didn't, then it provides an option to add more, and allows the user to decide which settings it's going to take over, and which they’ll manage themselves. (If you've no idea, it's usually safe to accept the default settings – they can be changed later, if necessary).

    After that, the only remaining step is to set your domain name servers to point at Cloudflare.
     This requires visiting your domain registrar, web host or whoever else is managing your domain, and following the instructions in their control panel."

Still outside my expertise. but will seek your opinion on their freebie !.

spacesailor
     It will probably take a few hours for the new settings to spread around the web, but there's no downtime; your website will continue working as normal.

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I lost the last paragraph on my above thing .

 

Will you check this out ?, for the freebie .'I await your response.

spacesailor

 

 

Many thanks 

spacesailor

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I'd add a recommendation for Fate is the Hunter, by EK Gann, Bob Hoover's book would be a good read too, but I haven't read it.   Old Number One is another good read by EK Gann, and The Right Stuff by Chuck Yeager.

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