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Postby adrienne2242 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:21 pm

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Soccer: Sugar writing another rags-to-riches story - Cynthia Bateman on the super salesman out to make a business success of Spurs

ALAN SUGAR was hidden behind a pair of sunglasses. The closest he could get last Saturday to a holiday delayed because of a business commitment was watching Tottenham Hotspur in the Charity Shield.
The glasses masked the reaction of the chairman of Tottenham Hotspur plc to a match which bored the pants off the most fanatical, let alone one who confesses he has little interest in the game. He need not worry: the Spurs supporters will not think any less of him if he becomes an absentee landlord - so long as he keeps the money coming in.
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Sugar made computers user-friendly and himself one of the richest men in Britain. Those who know him only as a man who counts the takings can find no reason but sentiment for inducing him to join Terry Venables in buying Spurs, who have debts of at least pounds 18 million and are facing up to the loss of Paul Gascoigne.
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Is Sugar about to go the way of other businessmen who lose their heads the minute they sniff the liniment? It is unlikely. Business, not football, is his hobby. The balance sheet will be his league table, a move out of the red his goal, a modest profit his championship, a decent dividend to shareholders his FA Cup.
Dismissive of the City establishment, and any other for that matter, but conscious of the eyes upon him, he will be eager to guard his hard-earned reputation and keen to prove that his street-learned business skills can turn Tottenham's fortunes.
'This football club proposition is a challenge as far as I am concerned,' he says. 'It is also very much a commercial proposition.' There is no doubt that Tottenham's lucrative participation in the European Cup Winners' Cup, with the associated television rights, will have swayed his hand.
His greatest asset to Spurs, he says, is that he is not a football fanatic. 'Terry will concentrate on the football end and hopefully I will bring some of my financial expertise to the club.'
That expertise is considerable. A school-leaver at 16, Sugar made a fortune by giving people what they wanted, sharpening his natural inclination to trade by buying and selling car radios, aerials, speakers and amplifiers. He soon realised that he was wasting his time selling other people's products; he should make some that would sell themselves.
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By the time he was 21 he registered Alan Michael Sugar Trading as Amstrad, a firm that was to revolutionise consumer electronics. At 40 he had a personal fortune approaching pounds 600 million and was the 15th richest person in Britain. Spurs will be well pleased if Sugar, now 45, can merely get them out of debt and on the road to financial recovery.
'Buying players is going to happen, but it has to be done in an orderly fashion and in a manner whereby the finances of the club are thought of first of all,' he says. 'New players are part and parcel of the business. Terry is well known for buying players. It is common sense, like asking a radio and TV shop if it is going to keep on buying television sets.'
An important element in Amstrad's success was that although Sugar decided what a computer would look like, what it must do and how much it would sell for, he left the details to the best specialists that money could attract. Venables fits that bill.
Sugar's respect for Venables will be the key to their relationship. They met when Venables did a commercial for Amstrad and they share an East End upbringing and a rags-to-riches career story.
'I have a certain kind of business ethic,' says Sugar. 'I have often had people come along and give me the most wonderful offer on God's earth. I have pretty much a stock answer to those kind of propositions. Basically, it is to ask to see the colour of their money. That immediately allows me to judge how serious they are.'
Tottenham Hotspur plc cost Sugar and Venables about pounds 7.6 million - a drop in the ocean for Sugar, who recently made pounds 35 million by selling four per cent of his Amstrad holding, despite forecasts that the company would only break even this year.
'The investment that I am putting into the venture is significant, but in the case of Terry it is an enormous gesture and one which really must show the determination of where we are going,' he says. 'I know for a fact that he has gone a long way to put up the funds, and I admire him for that. That is what has given me the encouragement to go along with someone who has pushed himself to that kind of level, intent on making a success out of his efforts.'
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Sugar said when he took over: 'Let me make it quite plain: a football fanatic I am not, but a Tottenham Hotspur supporter I am.'
That support stems from his childhood when his father took him to White Hart Lane. Now, in spite of the Chigwell mansion, the Florida villa and the Rolls Royce, he stays loyal to his roots. His investment may be purely philanthropic - he has done notable charitable deeds - but he is also the sort of man who cannot fail to make money.
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Tottenham supporters, however, will be less than charitable when Gascoigne finally goes to Italy, if Lineker and his team-mates fail to deliver the goods. If and when he faces the unwelcome chants of 'Sack Sugar', and when there is pressure on him to spend money his business instinct tells him he should not, the new chairman will realise that football clubs are not at all like radio and TV shops.
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Re: Is the program flightgear safe for windows?

Postby Thorsten » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:32 pm

Hasn't eaten any of mine yet...
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Re: Is the program flightgear safe for windows?

Postby legoboyvdlp » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:43 pm

It would seem that most users of FlightGear use Windows. I do not recall anyone ever having complained of it harming their computer.
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Re: Is the program flightgear safe for windows?

Postby Clive2670 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:10 pm

I've never had any problems with my Windows 10 laptop
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Re: Is the program flightgear safe for windows?

Postby FlugHund » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:26 pm

In most cases it's fine. On some very rare occasions it might cause the power supply to exhaust smoke. If this happens to you, just download and run nosmoke.exe and everything will be back to normal then.

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Re: Is the program flightgear safe for windows?

Postby Richard » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:09 pm

adrienne2242 wrote in Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:21 pm:I would like to know if it can harm my computer.


If you have a laptop and leave FG running you can have thermal issues due to the CPU / GPU.

I also managed to damage an R9-290 by leaving FG paused overnight; but this was a hardware problem caused by poor cooling, probably due to lack of airflow around the computer, ambient temperature and almost certainly the lackadaisical manner in which the manufacturers apply thermal paste.
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Re: Is the program flightgear safe for windows?

Postby it0uchpods » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:51 pm

@FlugHund, that made my day, thanks!

FlightGear is safe for the operating system of course, but watch your temperatures. On a machine with poor cooling/dust/bad thermal paste, you might have overheating. This is not the fault of FlightGear.

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Re: Is the program flightgear safe for windows?

Postby Clive2670 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:20 pm

@FlugHund: Very amusing But as a secondary option: it might be worth downloading and running: extinguisher.exe as well to act as the "Belt & Braces" approach, beacause it will work hand in hand with nosmoke.exe
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Re: Is the program flightgear safe for windows?

Postby FlugHund » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:39 pm

For the record: nosmoke.exe is an ancient tale from back in the days when internet speed was measured in kb. https://www.astro.umd.edu/~avondale/ext ... e.exe.html
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Re: Is the program flightgear safe for windows?

Postby F_D2760 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:27 am

I don't even know if FG is safe for Windows or even if Windows is safe for my computer... I just don't use Windows but KUbuntu.

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Re: Is the program flightgear safe for windows?

Postby Clive2670 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:45 pm

@FlugHund: Nice one very witty!!!
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Re: Is the program flightgear safe for windows?

Postby Hooray » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:05 pm

depends what kind of "harm" you are having in mind - if in doubt, it's better to treat it like any software that may potentially contain malware and run antivirus/firewall software to be sure - especially if you are not sure where the binaries originally came from.
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