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  • Robin of Spiritwood's Avatar
    Today, 6:33 PM · 6 replies and 17 views.
    Tracking it now on cable newsfeed. Barcelona looks like a lovely city. Never been there. Wish the circumstances were better. The criminals who do these things always seem so blind to the places they are in, and to the people they hurt.
  • MalcYorks's Avatar
    Today, 6:29 PM · 5 replies and 214 views.
    I have no objections to you asking for a science fiction films sub-forum, however even if F D approves it, it will no doubt be nested under the off-topic forum (as this one is). The fact is that sci-fi does not qualify as astronomy so really discussions of sci-fi films is not really appropriate in the astronomy forum. Your objection that "Apparently no looks at off topic topics.." is a bit daft since you are here in an off-topic forum. I suggest you make your forum suggestion in one of the appropriate forums - suggestions or forum feedback maybe. Good luck. P.S. No polls please, they are just stupid.
  • Ben Ryder's Avatar
    Today, 6:21 PM · 402 replies and 43183 views.
    Farewell brave Cmdr Validating, you will be missed **Trumpets** Dooo da doo. Dooo da doo. Doo daaaa dooo. o7
  • Robin of Spiritwood's Avatar
    Today, 6:05 PM · 29 replies and 359 views.
    That is the one.
  • Minonian's Avatar
    Today, 5:16 PM · 20 replies and 360 views.
    Agreed, and he did right to quit if we talking about a slave driver, whom literally ruining your psyche social life and health? This is the good course of action, in addition let's just say if i was in his place? Never again look back! Or take any job like this one, with the same conditions. Because you see? It's one thing to make a mistake and learn from it, but to commit the same mistake over and over again, indefinitely, or just let the likes of him to convince or force you to do this? That's a sin against yourself. Talking about honor, as a worker? Let's see the other end instead. How honorable to ruin someone whom you responsible for? And we don't talk about morality right there, but basic decency.
  • Gully_Foyle's Avatar
    Today, 4:49 PM · 3 replies and 41 views.
    omg omg omg we are getting cow skins? Better be Holsteins or I ragequit.
  • Gully_Foyle's Avatar
    Today, 4:35 PM · 20 replies and 352 views.
    It is written.
  • Gully_Foyle's Avatar
    Today, 4:32 PM · 13 replies and 401 views.
    Do it.
  • Minonian's Avatar
    Today, 3:51 PM · 20 replies and 360 views.
    Some of my old rubbish job boss still wants me back, and go to insane length to get me. And when i saying rubbish? You have no idea! my answer was my middle finger. Sorry! but i'm not mad, and with the actions he taken to "educate me" as a griefer does? He played out all of his chances and there is no going back! To cut the long story short? that half bit despotic boss tough i doN't know what's going on? Meeep! Wrong! Dead wrong! And at this point he lost his wery last get outta the jail for free card. There are no going back. Three strikes and 1 forgiveness is lost. (About this hard rule of mine? I using it as a strict code to myself because otherwise i just way too forgiving and something is necessary to stop myself to suffer the wrong persons) And if he is stupid enough just to make one more single move? Than we enter in the state of war, and which is even worse? We talking about family business. About this? Business family and friendship? At my experience, they mix up really really poorly. Love?...
  • Minonian's Avatar
    Today, 2:52 PM · 29 replies and 359 views.
    Isn't this the supposed clock / astro machinery what they find in a sunk Greek ship?
  • MalcYorks's Avatar
    Today, 2:05 PM · 5 replies and 214 views.
    Off-topic sub forum of the off-topic forum would seem to be the most apposite. ;) (Rubbish film by the way.)
  • MalcYorks's Avatar
    Today, 1:12 PM · 84 replies and 1543 views.
    The "Golden" paints (like the ones from this thread) are much more "shiny" than the "Gold" paint jobs. - just sayin'
  • MalcYorks's Avatar
    Today, 1:06 PM · 5 replies and 126 views.
    Welcome from me too....
  • MalcYorks's Avatar
    Today, 1:02 PM · 9 replies and 243 views.
    Yes indeed, the gravity field that you operate in directly affects the "bubble" that your drive creates around your ship to permit faster-then-light travel. As mentioned, the racing sound is the drive struggling to slow down enough in a suddenly stronger gravity field - your speed is reducing even though it sounds like you are accelerating. As you approach gas giants for example you will notice a large slowing effect, that same effect is there for all bodies, just less noticeable the smaller they are. You can have a read of this if you want more realism:
  • MalcYorks's Avatar
    Today, 12:54 PM · 13 replies and 302 views.
    You must be short of coffee today - not like you to not read the thread before posting ( hint - #3). ;)
  • MalcYorks's Avatar
    Today, 12:47 PM
    Golden Paint Jobs in Store - says for limited time. ;)
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    Today, 12:45 PM · 39 replies and 1543 views.
    Nope - doesn't work like that, you need a disco scanner of some type for the ship's systems to "discover" it's presence. If you have a disco scanner yes that has a passive detection range (dependent upon grade of scanner) but the OP says there is no disco scanner fitted, therefore the ship's electronics can't "discover" it. If the body is in the nav database then it will recognise it's presence, I don't know the "lore" behind the "handwavium" of disco scanners so I can't comment on that anomaly.
  • MalcYorks's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 PM · 39 replies and 1543 views.
    As I mentioned earlier, if you don't have any sort of discovery scanner fitted then an "unexplored" body is invisible to your ship, it won't appear on your nav panel, your radar screen or on your system map - so no you won't even see "unexplored" - even though you have landed on it! - You know it is there but your ship's electronics are blind to it's presence without a discovery scanner fitted.
  • Minonian's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 PM · 197 replies and 4530 views.
    As a footnote to the neo's thread closing deeds? The avalanche already started and the worse thing what can happen, to leave undirected. Nothing can stop it, but if there is nothing to mitigate and direct it's power, and path? Tthat's when it's become the most destructive. Congratulations! You just signed your own death warrant. We can do it in the right way, or the hard way... And to simply let it happen? That's the hard way.
  • MalcYorks's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM · 9 replies and 154 views.
    The vendors must have heard how much people spend buying intangible in-game assets and think they have found some easy marks. Trouble is, how many gamers actually own a dress-shirt that requires cuff-links, never mind actually wears one? ;)
  • MalcYorks's Avatar
    Today, 11:27 AM · 4 replies and 116 views.
    From the man who said "... I'd rather slash my wrists than play James Bond again" "If that wasn’t enough, the 47-year-old admitted that if he did return as Bond it would be just for the money. He took a similarly dismissive opinion on that staple of British conversational life, who should take over in the role: “Look, I don’t give a f-word.” from :)
  • MalcYorks's Avatar
    Today, 11:19 AM · 6 replies and 96 views.
    A couple of weeks ago I did an experiment, hooking up a secondary computer I have (i7 6700k w7pro x64 GTX970) to my 42" panasonic plasma 3D tv - here is what I posted about it on the VR forum: "Hook-up was simple, HDMI into 42" 3D plasma TV, start E D (swap into cheaper ship!) options 3D - side-by-side (mouse option changed automatically) - resume game - switch TV to 3D (it detected it) turn on the specs and off we go - no issues. Sound via the TV into my AVRx made the room shake as I went through the slot, so the audio via HDMI works. ;) Was quite good fun, obviously not as immersive as the Rift but definite depth and scale apparent. I am not sure what the resolution turned out to be, I think it was the native 1920 (x 1080 vertical) but I might be mistaken - the fact that the graphics card splits the image into two made me think I was going to see a 860 horizontal image. Maybe the TV "fills in" this horizontal split as it stretches the signal from the graphics card? At any rate there...
  • Adept's Avatar
    Today, 9:52 AM · 202 replies and 3837 views.
    Truly sickening. The people who were going on about "letting the police handle it" should consider the attitude displayed by the police here.
  • Robin of Spiritwood's Avatar
    Today, 8:09 AM · 29 replies and 359 views.
    Something for the clockwork/steampunk fans. 2200 years old.
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    Thanks, its funny isnt it how we can disagree on some issues and yet be very strong together on others, never easy
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    Thank you for the rep CMDR!
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    o7 Cmdr, it is good to find common ground
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I'm a dog. A dog was in space long before man had the nerve to venture there.
I am fed and watered by an old feller, who still thinks that playing Elite should be done in the traditional way; via a keyboard, with a P.C. that has to crash every hour or so. So today he is using a Toshiba, satellite pro C660, duel core Intel 1.6GHz CPU, 8 GB of Ram and unknown GPU. No idea of "frame rates" etc.
Rules to play the game this way?
Avoid Star-ports, combat and pressing more that one key at any time. So it feels a bit like using the ZX81, but at least today, he can cough without the system crashing.
His aim in life is to reach Elite, within my lifetime?
Somewhere near Sol?
Bones, chewing up things and spiting them out and the ocational ball licking.
See above?



WHAT!? You think I said or did something wrong again? Blame T.j's cat.

8 out of 10 Cats, have me on their ignore lists: 5 out of 10 posters; have me on their kill lists?

Oh dear, it seems that I have joined the Elite. Does that mean, that now I have to oppress the masses?


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