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by Darkbee
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Sun visor
Replies: 13
Views: 2441

I don't think external views need explanation otherwise we'd better explain them for flight sims as well. They are a game mechanism not a feature representation (if that makes any sense). :? And to be quite honest I rarely use them. When it do it's usually to look at a gorgeously shaded and highly d...
by Darkbee
Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Sun visor
Replies: 13
Views: 2441

Did we establish (somewhere in the annals of forum history) that what we see on the computer screen is not actually us peering out into the darkness of space with our own meager eyes, but in fact an "on-screen" representation of what the ship "sees"? (A bit like the Star Trek, "On-screen") To that e...
by Darkbee
Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Linux radio !
Replies: 2
Views: 787

That is hilariously sad! SETI eat your heart out, this would surely baffle alien scientists for an eon. :)
by Darkbee
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Good to be back
Replies: 16
Views: 2515

If we're getting into the technicalities of it then "Oolite-Mac" is incorrectly named too, since "Mac" is a company (Apple Macintosh) not an operating system. We could rename Oolite-PC to Oolite-Microsoft but I don't quite know where that'd leave Oolite-Linux. :D If you want to confuse everybody ren...
by Darkbee
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Meaning of Oolife!
Replies: 20
Views: 2892

Well, to be quite frank the reason for me is sentimental. It's an opportunity to recapture in part the dreams and imagination of a boy since long gone; dreaming of drifting in space, ruling the space-lanes, amassing a fortune. A dream of what might be a thousand years from now. A dream of hope for h...
by Darkbee
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Oolite Meet - Photos
Replies: 22
Views: 3018

I should have holographically projected myself there. :(
by Darkbee
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Space or space
Replies: 27
Views: 3090

Religion and heavenly bodies don't mix. I was being intentionally oblique. Last time I posted something controversial I was accused of being a Mac hater and a troll. :) To move on... as my old language teacher used to say, it's not so much what you say, but more a question of can you make yourself ...
by Darkbee
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Space or space
Replies: 27
Views: 3090

...Well, it's actually a quote of or reference to biblical language. And in New Testament times nobody was thinking of "Earth" as a planetary body among others, but of "earth" as everything this side of heaven, so to speak. Oh dear, I'm not touching that with a 50ft pole. Religion and heavenly bodi...
by Darkbee
Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Space or space
Replies: 27
Views: 3090

Don't Worry, Bee Happy. There's no right or wrong answers here, just ones that I can make sarcastic replies to. :D
by Darkbee
Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Space or space
Replies: 27
Views: 3090

Oh, that's an easy one! Everybody knows it's "teh internets". ;) I certainly wasn't suggesting they were better, but they might assume that we have "butchered" the language, rightly or wrongly. Mind you, don't the Brits say that the Americans have butchered the language? :) It's all the same, just d...
by Darkbee
Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Space or space
Replies: 27
Views: 3090

Well that just highlights the inadequacies of the English language and the ridiculous ways in which we try to justify ill-conceived phrases within the language. If you're talking about universal peace then say "Peace universal". Maybe if we colonize Mars in the future then "Peace on Earth" will take...
by Darkbee
Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Creative-Writing Software
Replies: 20
Views: 8133

Yeah… my comment about the ‘assistant’ was tongue-in-cheek. Is it a quiet day in the office, Darkbee? LOL, you must have big cheeks :P It's Thanksgiving!! (well almost) So yes, it's completely dead. I'm one of the few suckers that actually bothered to come to work today. God bless productivity in a...
by Darkbee
Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Creative-Writing Software
Replies: 20
Views: 8133

There’d probably be an ‘assistant’ (a paper-clip?) popping up and telling me that I’d forgotten to use indents or something, and suggesting a different font. Wow, jaded much? Just kidding. :) None of the software I mentioned is from Microsoft. The sole purpose is to aid your writing, not impede it,...
by Darkbee
Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Creative-Writing Software
Replies: 20
Views: 8133

Creative-Writing Software

Out of curiosity what, if any, writing tools do you use on your computer? I'm not a big writer myself (sometimes an edible poet) but I did learn of Storybook , which is an excellent tool for building characters, locations and keeping track of plot-lines. As a bonus, it's open source, and we all love...
by Darkbee
Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Space or space
Replies: 27
Views: 3090

Space or space

Today's pointless rambling from me... Is it "Space" or "space" when describing the realm in which we presume all material entities reside? I think technically it's a noun which implies it shouldn't be capitalized but I find that irksome as there is only one Space (as far as we know) but there is lot...