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  • Location The fire station.
  • Interests Physics, astronomy, astrophysics, orbital mechanics, chemistry, history (particularly American spaceflight/science history), trivia, drama/acting.

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  1. The problem with that is that I'm not sure how the timewarp factor would work in that system, not even mentioning that 20 minutes and then suddenly its an entire day later will inevitably cause huge frustrations. Interplanetary missions will still take many, many days to complete with that formula, and what happens if an intercept occurs during a time when a player can't be playing the game?
  2. I didn't think about quicksaves, no, because "saving" isn't really a thing you can do in any multiplayer thing, ever. Unless you own the server, that is.
  3. Episode Ten: Building The Motor-cicle Friday night and I need a fight My motorcycle and a switchblade knife Handful of grease in my hair feels right But what I need to get me tight are those Girls, girls, girls On this Steppenwolf-in' episode of the Adventures of Tex Kerman, we take a leaf from Motley Crue's book and build exactly what we need on Friday night: A Motor-Cicle! It looks nasty, doesn't it? Well, fear not, tree-huggers. This baby is 100% electric. In the words of Marty McFly, this sucker is indeed nuclear. RTG's placed strategically to resemble headers also give the Motor-Cicle enough power to turn those massive ruggedized wheels in the back. This build was originally for the Motorbike Design Challenge thread, but I'm still waiting for my question to be answered before I submit anything. As such, it complies with the rules of the thread, including having 2(ish) wheels, and working brake and headlights. I have not yet made the prerequisite laps because, with two riders astride it's lofty dimensions, it's a little unwieldy. Here it is from a few angles. And, as evidenced by the picture below, tops out at about 36 m/s. That's all for today, but tune in next time for the Adventures of Tex Kerman!
  4. Some of the best experiences I've ever had come from Rust, the FPS made by the creator of Garry's Mod. Few games can make my heart rate raise to the level it did, because if you die, you lost a lot of work. Most of that was in legacy, but every gun battle had a way of hitting you in the heart way more than any match in Call of Duty ever could.
  5. Now that's a rally car if I ever saw one.
  6. Do Kerbals need to be in the seat(s) for the laps to count?
  7. I think that last photo is one of the very rare times I actually saw a cat smile. Look at 'em. Look at how content he is.
  8. I personally don't think heat shields are a requirement for any vessel. If you do it right, even in the new aero model, you can enter just shallowly enough to not need them. Even my planes nowadays get up to 1,300 m/s and stay there until my engines start to boil.
  9. I personally can't even conceive of a vessel that would be impossibly large for either building, but I'm always glad to see there are a few "whackjobs" out there that defy my expectations.
  10. Could be, I suppose, but that'd make spaceplanes look a little funky.
  11. Howdy, everybody! I'm one of those people that enjoys having a pup around the house, and I've noticed a severe lack of pet picture sharing threads here. I figure the time is right for a new one. Feel free to post pictures of your pets, big and small, and few or many. Say hello to Tank: He's a brindle Boxer, I believe 6 years old, and tough enough to be a good wrestling partner. He loves meeting new people, taking up all the room on my bed, and wiping his face all over your leg right after he takes a big drink of water.
  12. Any idea how these would look, and for that matter, how they would help learn how to make spaceplanes? I'm getting a weird picture in my head when I think of this, as in the regular heat shields but stuck on OCTO plates.
  13. I'm highly in support of these marches. I actually ordered a pin that says "Science, Not Silence" on it that should arrive innnnnnn two days, I think.
  14. How do you mean? Did you post earlier or have a separate thread?