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by Darkbee
Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Has DARPA been playing Oolite?
Replies: 3
Views: 826

...the HTV-2 glide vehicle separated successfully just outside the atmosphere and was operational for nine minutes, short of its target of 30 minutes, until its signal was lost (currently under investigation).
Errr... what?! Where the heck is it? Floating around in space somewhere? :?
by Darkbee
Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ship Design All Wrong?
Replies: 66
Views: 7645

[sarc]I think we need to take this outside. *rolls up sleeves* Ladies first! *pushes out of airlock and seals it*[/sarc] Now you make it sound like a thinly veiled compliment. Bravo! :) I see where you're coming from now. My comment still stands: Belters look crap but entirely practical in design. E...
by Darkbee
Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ship Design All Wrong?
Replies: 66
Views: 7645

In some small way to make this thread more useful... What are you trying to say? Hhhmmm? :cry: I don't claim to have all the answers, but coming up with questions I've never had a problem with. ;) The "Belter" ships actually look like a logical design strategy... even though aesthetically they are ...
by Darkbee
Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Extragalactic exoplanet?
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

Pangloss wrote:Why do i keep singing the title to this thread as a Beastie Boys chorus?
Extragalactic exoplanet, exoplanet extragalactic... :D

Curse you, you're gonna get me at it now! *shakes fist*
by Darkbee
Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Carver's Anarchy
Replies: 58
Views: 31192

You really should be using LaTeX for typesetting. :roll:

:lol:

Btw, I'm a slacker and only read part 1 currently, but I liked it. Interesting characters.
by Darkbee
Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kill Count.. legally!
Replies: 60
Views: 4418

Back in my day analog joysticks were a luxury. LUXURY! :roll:
by Darkbee
Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: OXP Suggestion: Galactic route planner
Replies: 19
Views: 4192

Garmin 5000 Ultra

Can you set avoidances for Toll booths and the like? :)
by Darkbee
Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kill Count.. legally!
Replies: 60
Views: 4418

Like in all good flight simulations, if you press the 'up' key you're actually nosediving, so you might have to try the other up ! :) Does it actually make a difference? I have to admit that I've done it without really consciously thinking about it, and I typically "climb", but I was always under t...
by Darkbee
Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Chrimbo shin dig
Replies: 82
Views: 8717

Commander McLane wrote:There's no trumble burger on the menu!
I dare you to ask them to make one for you, with your Oolite pin-badge and cuff-links on. :)
by Darkbee
Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kill Count.. legally!
Replies: 60
Views: 4418

Commander McLane wrote:After a forced misjump there is nothing to repair.
Good point. Well presented.
by Darkbee
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Chrimbo shin dig
Replies: 82
Views: 8717

Calling all fellow Ooliters near a small town in the most northerly, northern part of New York state you can get and which most New Yorkers don't even realize exists.... anyone? Damn it! This place is like Space, nobody can hear me scream! :( Still, it could be worse... I could live in Alaska. :) O...
by Darkbee
Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: 80gpx London
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Some non-English speaking countries I can understand since "Wally" could potentially have a completely different meaning or not really be well understood, or even pronounceable in some places (or just sound plain cr@p when combined with "where" in the native tongue). It's no big deal I guess, just a...
by Darkbee
Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kill Count.. legally!
Replies: 60
Views: 4418

If you intentionally mis-jump make sure you do it between two systems that are as close as you can get, to make sure you have enough fuel to jump after your drive is repaired. It just makes it easier that way. You don't want to get stranded after all your hard work. :)
by Darkbee
Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: 80gpx London
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Nice! I'll be sure to close the curtains next time I'm at home wandering around naked. (not that I live in London but still...) Can someone explain to me why "Wally" is "Waldo" in North America*? To avoid confusion with Where's Wall-E? :? *Excluding French Canadians, they don't count. Hehe. UPDATE: ...
by Darkbee
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Kill Count.. legally!
Replies: 60
Views: 4418

Best thing to do is to go to anarchic systems and fly to the main space station. Watch out on the way for distant laser fire and when you see head to it like flies to umm... well, you know. There are some OXPs that you can install too that generate more bad guys although I haven't used them myself.....