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  • Frank's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 PM · 63 replies and 1323 views.
    That's completely true, and there's a good reason for that. The reason why decimalisation was brought in was to simplify mechanical calculations. This shows that there was a pressure for the change because these devices to do the adding up for us were becoming more prevalent. One thing that happens when we let machines do something is that we start to rely on them and less proficient at doing it ourselves. As for the Imperial System being easier than the Metric for mental arithmetic, well, I think that it really comes down to what you grew up with. There was a study done a few years back where old people were asked to do sums in Pounds Shillings and Pence. They found it easier to add up decimal money. Just ask any Engineer about the reason why the Metric System is prefered, and they'll tell you about the units of length, volume, the density and boiling point of water. A Newton metre, a Newton over a metre, and a Newton over a square metre.
  • Frank's Avatar
    Today, 9:44 AM · 15 replies and 559 views.
    Every time I thought I'd got it made it seemed the taste was not so sweet
  • Frank's Avatar
    Today, 8:37 AM · 24 replies and 314 views.
    Frank replied to a thread Biscuits! in Off-Topic Discussion
    Jammy Dodgers stay stationary when you chuck things at them Viennese Whirls aren't made in Vienna and they don't rotate Malted Milks aren't white or liquid Nice biscuits are nasty Hobnobs don't ingratiate themselves with the upper classes
  • Mobius's Avatar
    Today, 3:43 AM · 3784 replies and 491288 views.
    you can do the route just using neutron stars and can be done in couple of days. though someone has managed to make it to Sag A in less than 3 hours.
  • Ben Ryder's Avatar
    Today, 1:38 AM · 12 replies and 244 views.
    Are wars with anarchy systems where you find Conductive Ceramics too?
  • Zieman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 PM · 27 replies and 500 views.
    Zieman replied to a thread I got gud! in Off-Topic Discussion
    Out of curiosity, how much money we're talking about (re: stemcells)?
  • Zieman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:41 PM · 7 replies and 269 views.
    Zieman replied to a thread Was I Wrong ? in Dangerous Discussion
    You can't harm a ship when it's docked. Just switch to solo, dock & switch back to open. Not very immersive, but working workaround when someone is AFK/ doesn't understand your comms/ doesn't care/ is a jerk.
  • Globusdiablo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM · 2727 replies and 120067 views.
    The cutest thing you'll ever see:
  • Zieman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 9:41 PM · 7 replies and 205 views.
    Binary Water Worlds are not really uncommon. Both being ringed is quite rare afaik.
  • Zieman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 6:33 PM · 2 replies and 108 views.
    Nope, it's the system barycenter.
  • henry1491's Avatar
    Yesterday, 5:52 PM · 22 replies and 712 views.
    Yes please! Not so bothered with the second element tbh :-)
  • Globusdiablo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 5:33 PM · 64 replies and 1554 views.
    If you grab one, please share your findings.
  • Susimetsa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 4:29 PM · 387 replies and 14956 views.
    Susimetsa replied to a thread Mass Effect 4 in Space/SciFi Games
    I think you mean single-player RPG. And, yes, it is. The first Dragon Age was fine, the second was not - I've not seen the latest one (I think Inquisition is the third in the series?).
  • Frank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 4:08 PM · 34 replies and 944 views.
    "Frank" in game as well. I was one of the Kickstarter Backers. I nabbed my name quick before it went <grin>. And yes that does mean I've been here a long long time. My Elite status is more a testament to perseverance than to skill.
  • Globusdiablo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 3:14 PM · 64 replies and 1554 views.
    Nice card! But 30% faster than the standard 1080 suggests that it isn't "mustard" when it comes to SS: 1 and HMD-Q: 2. I'm actually relieved that I don't have to splash again so soon. My wife would kill me. :)
  • Globusdiablo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 2:46 PM · 64 replies and 1554 views.
    Yeah, I thought as much. I'll wait for next gen Nvidia. On a "positive" CPU note; this thread has taught me that Elite: Dangerous actually utilises all cores on an i7. So instead of running my i5 6600K under stress, I'll be going with a laid back i7 next time. :)
  • Frank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 AM · 24 replies and 314 views.
    Frank replied to a thread Biscuits! in Off-Topic Discussion
    I'm willing to concede that a disc-shaped item with a chocolate-covered top, that comes in a cylindrical stack, and is served with the rest of the biscuits, is a cake, if you could PM a link to your Mosquito Discord. I hope to be around tonight to join in the fun, although I would just be in my stock Sidewinder. It may be true that they are legally classified as cakes. But the law is an Asp.
  • Zieman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 AM · 47 replies and 1257 views.
    Exactly. That's why I have 5A PP & 4A PD in that Asp, boosting + shields&booster + countermeasures + guns + FSD need juice to run. :) Ship still has a bit over 48 LY jump range on fumes (45 LY full tank).
  • Frank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 AM · 24 replies and 314 views.
    Frank replied to a thread Biscuits! in Off-Topic Discussion
    Richard Osman is really fearless when mentioning contentious issues. It might not be North Korea that sparks off the thermonuclear war. ... Jaffa Cakes are definitely biscuits!
  • Zieman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 AM · 47 replies and 1257 views.
    Isn't that obvious? :) " She is a blast to fly " + returning to bubble is a bit safer. Same reason I have 5A thrusters in my exploration/mission runner Asp.
  • Frank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 9:55 AM · 34 replies and 944 views.
    We can fight on some other day than Wednesday. What I'm really hoping for with Fighter Club is a random bunch of folk who can enjoy a duel now and again, and be sure that their opponent is in exactly the same sort of ship as they are. They don't have to fight on Wednesdays. They can fight anywhere they agree. They don't even have to be in stock Sidewinders (a fight between SLFs is over a little too quickly, what with them being glass cannons) I'm actually a miner. My idea of fun is to spend hours firing my lasers at spinning lumps of rocks. Friend me. If you see me in Solo then I'm probably knee deep in bauxite and busy completing orders. If I'm in Group or Open and within a few hundred light years then give me a shout. The duels don't take long. It actually takes longer to collect all bounties and cartography and jump into a Sidewinder than it does for the match itself... hence the pre-arranged Wednesdays.
  • Frank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 8:21 AM · 60 replies and 1687 views.
    The classical music when docking is cheesy? Next people will be saying that they can't understand why the next step up from "Harmless" is "Mostly harmless", or that "Thargoids" is a stupid name for the alien baddies. <sheesh!>
  • Ben Ryder's Avatar
    Yesterday, 1:29 AM · 21 replies and 560 views.
    Interdiction minigame impossible to win with joystick! Try keyboard See link in signature. Fly safe
  • Zieman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 1:14 AM · 51 replies and 1548 views.
    The competition: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/175922-Design-a-Paintjob-Competition And the winners: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=dcbf6b86b4b0c7d1c21b73b1e&id=c2bae423cf&e=e85c903e54#Community%20Paint%20Job%20Competition%20Winners
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    thx for the +rep, CMDR!
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    o7 Cmdr, thank you for your favour
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    :-) cheers Cmdr! o7
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    thank for the rep cmdr. o7
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    Thanks for the rep ! Commander

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    Thank you for the rep CMDR!
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    Thank you for the rep Cmdr
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    Thanks for rep, commander

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