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About SargeRho

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  1. The X-37B uses Hydrazine as fuel, which is very toxic.
  2. Yeah, I know what you mean. I do play online quite a lot, and come across them quite frequently. Unfortunately, I can't ban someone for being too competitive xD
  3. That's what the "I only play Singleplayer" option is for, having multiple options for the same answer would be redundant.
  4. I think you are taking the "real time" part a bit too literally. It refers to the fact that any action you take, takes effect immediately, instead of being turn-based, it doesn't mean that it's like flying to Duna without time warp. If you are referring to the game I'm making, Space Travel isn't a game mechanic, and in the story it takes them a few weeks to travel from one planet to the other at constant 1.2 g thrust.
  5. Depends on the game, I suppose. I do enjoy slower RTS games more, games like Homeworld 2, and RT4X games like Sins of a Solar Empire. That's why the game I'm working on is a bit more slow paced, too
  6. Hello, I'm currently running a survey regarding players preferences in terms of Multiplayer vs Singleplayer mode in RTS Games. I'm an indie-developer myself, and I seem to have grossly misjudged the prevailing attitudes within the RTS player base. I hope it's alright if I post this here, and I'm thankful for all responses! If not, well, may the mods smite me where I stand Link to the survey:
  7. I was about to say, wasn't the MAKS supposed to launch from an An-225?
  8. It's based on the Multiple Kill Vehicle:
  9. Could we? Most likely, yes. Would we? No. Nothing in it for us. By us, I mean Earthers. Future inhabitants of Mars however would have a huge incentive to Terraform their planet. I don't think we'll see any sort of Terraforming project, beyond a Sun-Mars L1 magnetic shield station started by us here on Earth.
  10. No, the wafers are just one step in the production of microprocessors. They're cut into much smaller pieces, the actual processors, after the etching, etc., But you can fit many more processors onto a wafer that's twice as big as one could be on Earth, drastically reducing the price, or making it drastically more profitable per ingot. Here you can see the edges between each processor on the wafer:
  11. They wouldn't survive the reentry, and would probably break under 1g anyway.
  12. False alarm. Turns out that the planet probably doesn't exist.
  13. Semiconductors. To produce microchips, you first produce a large monocrystaline ingot of Silicon, then slice it into wafers, and then etch the conductor paths into those, and then cut them up again into individual processors. The size of those wafers is limited by gravity, they'll break if they get too large. But if you could grow them in zero-g, you could make much larger wafers, and produce much larger batches of processors.
  14. Ceres has been stripped of its ice, and is now a dry rock. The ECLSS on Ceres isn't 100% air- and water tight, and water is probably also used to produce fuel for chemical thrusters.