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by Cmdr James
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5259
Views: 666492

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

And none of the titles I had in mind!

Surprised that noone mentioned Descendant by Iain Banks. Anyway, over to you.
by Cmdr James
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5259
Views: 666492

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

So lets turn this around and have 3 (because I dont think I know 5 myself though Im sure there are) stories where the lead character or narrator is not biological. So we arent looking for Lord of the Rings because although its notionally about the Ring, the Ring isnt the main character, and we arent...
by Cmdr James
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5259
Views: 666492

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

cadeuceus from... erm... oolite ?
by Cmdr James
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5259
Views: 666492

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I realise that I know of a lot of talking starships but Im unsure if they are living or not. I think Lexx was a living ship. I cant help thinking that living spaceships will be much more common on TV than in books, because talking computers make better tv than guys hunched over a screen. Whereas if ...
by Cmdr James
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Fuel Scooping
Replies: 40
Views: 18136

Re: Fuel Scooping

So it was canonical Elite Universe, where taking fuel canister was normal, large ships had more fuel consumption (as of large Engines), size of Engine and mass of ship allowed to have different Range and to carry different amount of Fuel for making more jumps in raw (and trade Range/Speed for Cargo...
by Cmdr James
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5259
Views: 666492

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

No, though max headroom was indeed a kind of tvstation.

The station I was thinking of has been described as one of the 40 oddest movie aliens
by Cmdr James
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5259
Views: 666492

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:01 pm
That's five! Over to you …
Should be asn easy one for people of around my age, and Id say it counts as scifi:

Who is station?
by Cmdr James
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5259
Views: 666492

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

What about the farscape Leviathan?
by Cmdr James
Thu May 16, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: On Orbits & Sun Distance
Replies: 25
Views: 8282

Re: On Orbits & Sun Distance

What is the canonical reason for having a witchpoint at all? As a trader in the ooniverse I would of course want the system entry point as close to the station as possible, so I dont waste time and more importantly risk my life cruising around in deepish space for no reason. Obviously however parkin...
by Cmdr James
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oooops ... how far can I go?
Replies: 14
Views: 3592

Re: Oooops ... how far can I go?

If I remember right (and I may well not do) then some weird things happen when you are very far from the station due to rounding errors and pretty much all the ships in the system crash into each other. This isnt an overflow as such of course.
by Cmdr James
Sun May 13, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Is it just me, or?
Replies: 5
Views: 2920

Re: Is it just me, or?

Water shortage isnt a shortage of water molecules, it is a shortange of useable clean salt free water.

Many places which have a "water shortage" as actually on the coast (cape town and california spring tomind) have easy acces to water, it just isnt usable.
by Cmdr James
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: star trek ships?
Replies: 44
Views: 13890

Re: star trek ships?

but you made the comment that Star Trek ships shouldn't be allowed because Oolite is it's own universe... which kind of sounds like you want it both ways. Don't allow the ships YOU don't like, but if anyone else dislikes something they are free to NOT download it. I dont really have a problem with ...
by Cmdr James
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 4
Views: 3142

Re: Jobs

You mean getting a job in a bar and having to sit and watch the dock screen for 8 hours each day while you "work"?

Or you mean something like being offered a job as a reporter and having to visit interesting systems and somehow write up reports, take pictures etc?
by Cmdr James
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Chrome Native Client Oolite?
Replies: 1
Views: 2499

Re: Chrome Native Client Oolite?

I think oolite is already available for most people and I cant imagine that anyone would be interested in taking the job of rewritting it on. That said, its all open source so if you want to do it, go for it :)
by Cmdr James
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Variable jump times
Replies: 22
Views: 9780

Re: Variable jump times

But it could be a key in the ship properties, so ship builders could adjust it to what feels right to them. The problem is that we already have superfast multiturretted superships with a massive cargo bay, and often with bonus features like smuggling capabilities, autorepairing gadetry and whatnot....