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    Today, 11:32 AM · 155 replies and 4267 views.
    Well all council, authority and government projects by law have to be put out for "competitive tender" and there have to be VERY strong reasons to not select the lowest. Yes proper checks should have been carried out and certificates of compliance have to be awarded. However, in this particular case one assumes that the cladding panels must have been declared compliant with the regulations and it will now be up to the authorities to determine if the compliance was falsified, the certification was incompetent or corrupt and if the building regulations were correct / sufficient. There is a lot written already about the "scrap red tape" attitude in government since 2010 plus of course maybe the cuts to council funding since then have impacted on the checking you refer to.
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    Today, 11:09 AM · 53 replies and 1151 views.
    Yeah but they obviously designed it to force us into having to try different play-styles so I don't see them abandoning that. I mean they even made the CQC thing so annoyingly in-your-face to try to force people to use it - people have not "taken to it" but F D still have not removed the abortion aberration CQC ranking from the UI screen. So it doesn't matter what we say, if F D have made a decision it is very very rare for them to backtrack on it.
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    Today, 10:45 AM · 155 replies and 4267 views.
    Seems more likely that the construction companies lied about using compliant materials so as to reduce their costs and hence increase profits. It's not like the councils went down to B&Q and bought cheap stuff to fit themselves is it?
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    Today, 12:22 AM · 82 replies and 1533 views.
    I am having a cup holder installed to drink as much as I can .... JUST in case .... (I have suggested this for the store but seen nothing yet). Chief
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    Today, 12:20 AM · 4 replies and 139 views.
    You can get a moderator to move the thread to the suggestions forum. Just click on the "Report this post" in your OP and type the request in the report window that comes up.
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    Today, 12:19 AM · 6 replies and 137 views.
    Unless they stumble on you or you are in or around a CG ... you should be safe .... Some believe the Malcontents (not PvPers) are gone .... I would take that with a large grain of salt. The Malcontents can kill you with a normal ship as well as a supped up one if they spring on you unsuspecting. Chief
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    Today, 12:15 AM · 36 replies and 615 views.
    ChiefRedCloud replied to a thread Switch on, in PlayStation®4
    This poor person will be out of town till after ALL you folks get your grubby little hands on it first .... Enjoy .... I'll catch up .... Chief
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    Today, 12:13 AM · 873 replies and 66254 views.
    I agree .... Thanks Kind of funny isn't it though ... both games SC & ED were suppose to launch in 2014 ... one did and the other is still, more or less, vapor ware .... Chief
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    Today, 12:13 AM · 4306 replies and 372132 views.
    Nonsense - I ran FS before MS bought it (I still have some SubLogic scenery discs) my first version was on a TRS-80 - and it was not open world - they were closed grids. It was only a very long way into FS development that it modelled the world (FS4?). FS2 gave you a (flat) model of the US but only a few scenery areas, FS3 allowed you to add scenery areas (like Japan etc) but again these were limited flat "grids" and FS3 came out in 1988 well after Elite in 1984. Still - enjoy the Elite Dangerous experience.
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    Today, 12:09 AM · 15 replies and 213 views.
    Have you tried Star Citizen yet? If you have then you most likely have gotten your moneys worth. I know, I know ... you are talking about ED and not SC. I get that .... we can only hope that ED improves with time but those who bought into SC, which was suppose to come out the same year as ED, but did not. Your concerned about the present price as to what it is selling for ON SALE? Try investing around $300 for a game like Rise of Flight for it now to be Free To Play (minus extra aircraft). And I seriously doubt a couple of skins will make yo feel any better. But if it does, let me know what skins you want. I am not saying you don't have a reason to be upset, it's just that it's a game .... and not a way of life. A disappointment, at least to you, ok .... but not the end of your world. So your options are, Stay with ED and hope for the best along with everyone else here, or leave ED for hopefully a better game or such. Incidentally you might hold of on Andromeda as I have a feeling it's got problems too....
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    Yesterday, 11:59 PM · 4306 replies and 372132 views.
    1. Horizons is discounted by a third at the moment in the Frontier Store and I assume the sale is also on steam etc. 2. If you are nor running Horizons you should not be "redirected" to a planetary base. Bug report it if you are.
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    Yesterday, 8:37 PM · 120 replies and 5492 views.
    Is it over? Chief
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    Yesterday, 8:35 PM · 873 replies and 66254 views.
    Then perhaps it's not so far fetched if SC goes belly up that Frontier might want some of the scraps .... I seriously doubt it as it would most likely cost more to make it work (with ED) than be useful. Chief
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    Yesterday, 8:17 PM · 14 replies and 121 views.
    I'll jump ion tis discussion as one who has used a Docking Computer up until the last two weeks. In which time I have been docking manually. My major concern, though I look as carefully as I can, is either getting run over by another ship or running into another ship unexpectedly. I would simply like some kind of proximity alarm that let's me know if a ship is on a specific side of me. In example "Danger Proximity Alert Left Side". Visual cameras would be nice also. But perhaps I going over board there even though more and more cars have these today. Chief
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    Yesterday, 7:59 PM · 873 replies and 66254 views.
    Bought by Frontier Interprises ??? Just kidding ... I have been reading your (all of you) posts and you all seem fairly level headed. At least in the realm of it. I was wondering how many of you have bought into SC? I know I did even though I had/have suspicions that it will never come to fruit. Much like Oleg Maddox vision of the NEW IL-2 Cliffs of Dover. His dream was so big that it was finally abandoned and he was drummed out. Maddox and Roberts share similar ambitions but I'm not sure SC will even see the light that CloD saw. Now I am not bad mouthing anyone there as I bought into it purely out of curiosity with my eyes wide open. Perhaps just so I could talk about it if you will. But on my personal observation if the Alpha of what, four years, is any indication they are a long way from a finished product. If I am proven wrong, that's fine. But honestly I do not see it. 3.0 may be a game changer. But as it is it's kind of user unfriendly to me. If you play me in ED you'll find that I am one of the...
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    Yesterday, 7:34 PM · 184 replies and 13653 views.
    Genius!! Thanks!
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    Yesterday, 4:56 PM · 53 replies and 1151 views.
    I have to agree in part with the gist of the OP. F D obviously decided that you would have to be forced into certain modes of play in order to unlock each engineer. To me some of that "hoop-jumping" was/is incongruous as well as being a pain.
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    Yesterday, 1:28 PM · 3951 replies and 391260 views.
    In the post above mine, Eventure (the author) stated that changing the 30Ly range will produce a larger starter database. The distance figure (10,000 default) is the max distance of the markets from the arrival point - it is the 30Ly one that should make a difference. I am just a user (lightweight at that) of the system, rely on Eventure for accuracy.
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    Yesterday, 1:16 PM · 155 replies and 4267 views.
    The thing about "Emergency Accommodation" provision is that the local authority is not legally bound to provide it if it can be said that the person(s) have made themselves "intentionally homeless". I believe that they find all sorts of excuses reasons why someone has "intentionally" become homeless and of course males seem to provide them with either more of an excuse or perhaps make them (the decider) feel less "guilty" about classifying them that way. (That is just my subjective view, I have no evidence to support it.) There is a further issue beyond the emergency provision and that is the allocation of social housing tenancy depends on a points-based qualification and of course single people with no disabilities / health problems qualify for the lowest points. My daughter worked for the local authority where she lives, a long way from my home - when I retired she made enquiries (without asking me) about getting me into a council retirement bungalow (you know the sort of thing) in her area and they...
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    Yesterday, 12:58 PM · 13 replies and 293 views.
    If you do this, make sure you copy your journal files first otherwise you may lose your locally held data (not your in-game stats etc, they are on the server) - They can be found in the Users/**yourname**/Saved Games/Frontier Developments/Elite Dangerous directory.
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    Yesterday, 12:50 PM · 3951 replies and 391260 views.
    I have not tried this but since you have just started using it, the changes won't hurt: You could try building another "Starter Database" but this time increasing the variables, further than the default 30 LY range and larger distance so that should produce more trade markets in your database than you collected using 30Ly default. I don't know what the maximum this will / can do. N.B Creating a starter database overwrites your current database I believe, so bear that in mind - it is a "fresh start". EDIT - Ninja'd by the Eventure themselves. ;)
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    Yesterday, 2:19 AM · 155 replies and 4267 views.
    A single British born older male, is right at the bottom of the allocation list for even those places. I have to ask; do they treat refugees in the same way? Putting them into instant debt.
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    Yesterday, 2:15 AM · 13 replies and 293 views.
    If you just click on the search icon with a blank field, you get a better search page (Advanced Search) open - it is still not the be-all-and-end-all but I find it suffices (others use Google).
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    Yesterday, 2:12 AM · 13 replies and 293 views.
    Sorry to hear that, never heard of that before - post your issue in the thread and one of the developers will assist, they are usually "on the ball".
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