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    Today, 6:03 PM · 59 replies and 2194 views.
    6 minutes!?!? Were you planning on stopping off for fuel along the way?? I've done it in my T9 in under 4! ;)
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    Today, 4:47 PM · 43 replies and 1448 views.
    I use a thing called IRCCloud on the iPad which I like (and which is probably available for android too). There's also this ... https://confluence.fuelrats.com/display/FRKB/IRC+Client+Setup+Guides
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    Today, 4:35 PM · 43 replies and 1448 views.
    Yes. It's brilliant! :D It's kind of a part time job ... you get your ship fitted out ready to rat, you get yourself an IRC client (preferably on a phone or tablet that you can keep an eye on while you go about your normal ED business). When a call for help comes in you check how many jumps away, call the jumps in the IRC chat and if the dispatcher assigns the case to you ... off you go. Sometimes you won't get a case for days, then others days you'll end up doing 3 or 4 in a row. Very rewarding and highly recommended. More details over here ... https://confluence.fuelrats.com/display/FRKB/How+to+Join
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    Today, 4:21 PM · 38 replies and 570 views.
    How about simply being able to eject an entire cargo bay and tether it to an asteroid (or down on a planet somewhere) for later retrieval? That'd be pretty cool. And if another player stumbles upon it, or finds it by accident? So be it, they can simply steal it.
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    Today, 4:08 PM · 180 replies and 5864 views.
    No grudge from me, just a bit shocked at what she wrote (not the tweet, the three little pigs thing). I've drunk posted some ill-considered stuff in my time, but vitriolic abuse of some of my most irritating customers? (veiled in humour tho it was) ... nope, even I don't get that wasted! :p
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    Today, 3:54 PM · 43 replies and 1448 views.
    Totally agree re: burnout. Something about his videos always makes me want to jump straight back into the game and really start really doing stuff, making my own adventure and not just faffing around with credits and rep and aimless wondering. Incidentally, my first Thrustmaster T.Flight developed a faulty button after about a year and a half. For the price I simply nipped across the road to Maplins and bought another one. My second one is still going strong after another year and a half (but, as mentioned below, I've bought myself a spare at today's Amazon price of 29.99 just in case). So that's three sticks (with maybe 5yrs of daily use?) for under 100!
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    Today, 3:37 PM · 43 replies and 1448 views.
    I haven't actually tried yet :p Those videos make the learning process look very doable but I guess watching and understanding them ... and actually putting them into practice ... are very different things.
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    Today, 2:56 PM · 43 replies and 1448 views.
    Seriously, try those instructional videos I mentioned in post #19, they're really excellent!
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    Today, 2:54 PM · 14 replies and 302 views.
    Can I just sanity check my battle cry. It's intended to be an approximate translation of "Let's do this thing!" into old Norse (taken from ye old legend of "Alec the 5-pinted and his FA Off assault on the beast of Burnout") ... Vr hyggja vi gera essi hlutr! Literal translation is "we intend to do this thing" (as far as I can work out)
  • Terry Bruge-Hiplo's Avatar
    Today, 2:44 PM · 44 replies and 957 views.
    Cheers for sharing! Looks promising... This was my concern too. If you can scale the application size within the dash then it could work, I guess. We shall see...
  • Terry Bruge-Hiplo's Avatar
    Today, 2:21 PM · 6 replies and 325 views.
    Oh yeah... I see 'em now :D co-pilot's just keeping the seat warm?
  • Terry Bruge-Hiplo's Avatar
    Today, 2:10 PM · 12 replies and 204 views.
    I'd go with more variety too. The messages serve the purpose of telegraphing what's happening, just as sound and visual cues in other games do.
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    Today, 2:02 PM · 17 replies and 1212 views.
    Alec Turner replied to a thread CANONN Decals in Aliens
    If Codger doesn't want his decal then I'll have it! :p
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    Today, 2:01 PM · 180 replies and 5864 views.
    I've met Sarah, I like her ... she's definitely a "character" :p and is clearly brilliant ... but errr, yeah ... I think those kind of thoughts towards a certain subset of your customer base .... probably best keeping those safely inside your own head. The internet never forgets!
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    Today, 1:51 PM · 356 replies and 109961 views.
    Trending: planet sandwich ("When Worlds Collide") + awesome new Mat Recardo ship scale video (in "Screenshots and Videos" section) which now includes the Thargoid ships!
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    Today, 1:01 PM · 180 replies and 5864 views.
    Wow! That's ... err ... yeah, that's bad. So bad (and embarassing for FD) in fact that I pretty much guarantee that your post (and the reply I'm now writing) will quietly disappear into the aether before the day is out.
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    Today, 12:04 PM · 43 replies and 1448 views.
    Yup, me - I use Joystick Curves with the T.Flight Hotas. For anyone else interested there's a really useful video to help with setting it up (there is a bit of a trick involved to get the mapped joystick inputs to feed into ED).
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    Today, 11:39 AM · 43 replies and 1448 views.
    By the way - Amazon just dropped the price of that stick to 29.99 (I've had it on price watch for a while). I just bought a second one as a spare.
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    Today, 11:20 AM · 34 replies and 596 views.
    Awooga! Awooga! Amazon price for the T.Flight Hotas just dropped back down to 29.99! For that price I've just bagged myself a spare.
  • Ziljan's Avatar
    Today, 11:19 AM · 43 replies and 1448 views.
    Maybe so, but I remember that docking with rotational correction and FA off used to take me a minute or two just to line up, and now it's like there's a magnet that nixes the side rotation + centrifugal acceleration. Likewise, the landing speed conditions for surfaces seem a bit more forgiving. But yeah, maybe I am just more use to my new hotas because lining up for the mail slot is easier now too. Could also be because I was using a X52 Pro before, ha! Yeah that could explain it. That stick is very clunky and inaccurate by comparison.
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    Thanks for the rep ! Commander

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    Thanks for the rep Alec!
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    Once again thanks for the rep and for reading my wee stories.

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    Thanks for the rep ! Commander

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    Thanks Alec!
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    Thanks for the rep! o7
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    Thanks for the rep ! Commander

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    Thanks for the rep Alec!
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About Alec Turner
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Fuel Rat: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/150703-Out-of-Fuel-Explorer-Rescue-Service-The-Fuel-Rats
Buckyballer: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/193467-Buckyball-Racing-Club
General forum magpie: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/321074-Alec-s-best-of-the-forum-(and-elsewhere)-thread
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music, video games, immersive/interactive theatre & binge drinking
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