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    Today, 12:12 PM · 10 replies and 301 views.
    Long time Virus player on the Amiga. And V2000 on PC, which (I believe) shared its engine with Infestation, which I keep getting vibes of when I'm down on a planet surface in Elite... Anyway, I'd like it if some more bits of Lander/Zarch/Virus leaked into Elite: mostly the skimmer as a low-altitude flying SRV (with a cargo hoist facility?), but also destroyable sensor networks that would influence how ground defences react to your approach. Although I wouldn't say no to fire breathing dragons on some atmospheric planets, just to liven things up a bit.
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    Today, 10:36 AM · 80 replies and 2223 views.
    This isn't actually the case - I use VESA AV pole mounts to place the bases of my CH hotas in front of and below the level of the armrests, pretty much level with my knees. The grips are therefore exactly in the resting positions of my hands on the arm rests, and my shoulders are in a neutral position. Placed on the desk, I had to lift my shoulders to hold the hotas grips, and started getting shoulder pain. It's gone away now it's in an ergonomic position. BTW, for SRV piloting, I use the somewhat unorthodox combination of pedals: steering, pedal toe brake: thrust, CH throttle ministick: pitch/roll thrusters, main joystick: turret. Perhaps this would reduce your hand workload in most situations too?
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    Yesterday, 12:36 PM · 9 replies and 532 views.
    One of the problems with micro-adjustments in games is that a set of 'best mods' quickly emerge, at which point everyone does those and the effort and risk of making complex tweaking possible is wasted. This was the case in Hawken, and they reverted it back to a simpler system.
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    Yesterday, 8:33 AM · 54 replies and 5203 views.
    Can anyone tell me what the German translation of Right On Commander was in the earlier games? Until then, I think some kind of Deutsch Heute german level of salutation would work well in its place. "EINFACH KLASSE, COMMANDANT" PS I'm going to try to make it to the meeting.
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    Yesterday, 5:23 AM · 22 replies and 641 views.
    Asp Explorer replied to a thread Servers? in Dangerous Discussion
    Most of the time it's not even a server problem. It's junk ISP's being cheeky or traffic partnerships shoving every UDP packet onto the cheapest ISDN interposer they can find :D
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    Yesterday, 3:33 AM · 22 replies and 641 views.
    Asp Explorer replied to a thread Servers? in Dangerous Discussion
    It's always breaking. It's how it works :D And lets not even mention DNS ghosting ;)
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    Yesterday, 3:26 AM · 22 replies and 641 views.
    Asp Explorer replied to a thread Servers? in Dangerous Discussion
    You feed a core router a bad table, when it propagates all sorts of nasty can and will happen. But that is the entire point of routers - they will find bad routes and route around them - the only thing blocking that is bad tables or crappy carriers insisting on awful peerages.
  • Asp Explorer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 3:19 AM · 99 replies and 4026 views.
    The "heroes" who flipped Wolfberg don't care about them either :D
  • Asp Explorer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 3:14 AM · 99 replies and 4026 views.
    The "heroes" of Wolfberg are going to spend 3x10^8 years to shovel the dung out of their own home before they can do anything. Oh, but wait - that never mattered to them at all.
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    Yesterday, 3:00 AM · 22 replies and 641 views.
    Asp Explorer replied to a thread Servers? in Dangerous Discussion
    You are lucky :D I maintain an ancient server in Edinburgh - co-located and redundantly provisioned - and it's completely offline.
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    Yesterday, 2:56 AM · 22 replies and 641 views.
    Asp Explorer replied to a thread Servers? in Dangerous Discussion
    There's something wrong with the internet main infrastructure at the moment. Something is definitely up.
  • Asp Explorer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 2:44 AM · 10 replies and 217 views.
    I have underpants older than you. The internet only works because of constant reconnections. That is why we have routers.
  • Asp Explorer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 2:24 AM · 10 replies and 217 views.
    It's not really odd - the internet does this all the time. Routes come and go. It just gets bad when ISP's consolidate and prefer poor peers to save cash. It gets even worse when they deliberately choose to shove certain traffic over the most nasty backhauls imaginable in order to promote their peer rating. That is both laughable and sad :(
  • Asp Explorer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 1:34 AM · 10 replies and 217 views.
    Well, at the moment in Germany, there are major outages near Dusseldorf, Dortmund and Frankfurt. Oooh - now Verizon has popped too. I suspect someones core router has melted or been fed a wrong table. This is going to be so much fun tomorrow :D
  • Asp Explorer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 1:29 AM · 10 replies and 217 views.
    What ISP are you with, and what country are you in? I've got 50% packet loss on everything Comcast at the moment. Verizon is unaffected. AtT$T mobile is unuseable - there's a something wrong somewhere.
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    My thanks to you for +repping my post
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    Cheers for the rep and the kind words regarding the screenshots, much appreciated.
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    Thanks for the upvote, I was braced for the opposite!
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    /me bows respectfully ... Cheers my friend.
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