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About LordFerret

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  1. What did you do in KSP today?

    Trama is living up to her name. I'd mentioned previously about a crew of two waiting for a ride home, and dropping a rover for them to play with in the mean time... I sent Trama out with the rover for some trials (oh yea, this is on Duna), and then out to an anomaly I'd wanted to visit previously but - fail. Well, Trama flipped the rover during the initial trial and broke a headlamp. Then, out on her mission to the anomaly, she flipped the rover again breaking the other headlamp, the radio antenna, and an RTG. Then, the objective in sight, she flipped the rover a third time, luckily not breaking anything. Both the second and third flips, she was actually able to right the rover - which wasn't easy - she had no choice, it was either that or walk. The second flip was 60+km from the lander, and the third, right at the anomaly, about 200km from the lander. She (I) literally spent all day today driving there. The rover performed great, and likely can make the trip back unless I proceed with my original plans of putting a base just south of the anomaly. The anomaly by the way, is 'The Face'. It's a lot smaller than I expected it to be, but still pretty cool.
  2. What did you do in KSP today?

    I've a lander on Duna with two crew awaiting a ride back home (lander tipped and crashed on landing). I planted a flag by it. Each time I return to it, I notice the craft is sliding closer and closer to the flag... it's sliding downhill. Goofy game. Also dropped a rover nearby, as planned, to give the two crew something to do. The little rover runs great... maybe a little too great... must remember to keep the speed below 25m/s. It took one bad hop and flip already and busted a headlamp. Thankfully all else about it is ok. Good thing too, because it and the driver are over 50km away from the ship... we're on our way to an anomaly.
  3. What did you do in KSP today?

    My mind keeps putting a handle on the back of this... I keep seeing a child's stroller.
  4. So what song is stuck in your head today?

    The cat rocks. Is that a touch screen? If you've been having problems with staging... I think I've found it. lol
  5. What?!?!! Unheard-of!!! What world are you on? We've come full circle. History is repeating itself. Sorry, couldn't resist.
  6. So what song is stuck in your head today?

    Kinda redundant... we've got something going on here already. Maybe the thread should be merged.
  7. Dolores O'Riordan

    Was never really a big fan of... but still, sad and too young, RIP.
  8. What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    Now my neck hurts.
  9. Somewhere, here, in the distant past, we've had this discussion before. My answer has not changed any... coffee.
  10. Thread to complain bout stuff

    Likewise, but more than sorta. 1983, NYC, terrible snowstorm... blizzard. We came in to work, most of us commuting in from NJ. At one point, the boss said we're closing. He left, got his butt stuck somewhere on the road out in Brooklyn or Queens. We camped out at the office; Had food brought in, had 'beverages' brought in, invited a few 'ladies' to our party... we had a grand old time. Boss was furious... not because we had the party, but because he missed it.
  11. So what song is stuck in your head today?

    Can't escape this... so funny... hideous... hilarious... LMBO... then listen to the original. The original... https://youtu.be/L_jWHffIx5E
  12. Parkour thread. Calling all traceurs.

    I've been running free all my life. I feel sorry for anyone who isn't. Since when did they come up with an actual name / label for this kind of activity? I thought all kids did this kind of stuff. This world is getting goofier by the day.
  13. R&D Center Easter Egg? [WARNING! SPOILERS!]

    And I see all of that argument as moot being the original design came from here in the US. The thing is Trademarked, which is different than Copyright. If merely having a trademarked image appear in something is an issue these days, then we're all sunk... that toilet for instance in the blown up VAB, it's a trademark also... and I suppose all the likeness of the rocket parts, gantry, runway, water tower, fuel tanks, etc etc etc etc etc. Being the police call box over there is now referred in common as a 'Tardis', I can't see any argument of using an image of its likeness anywhere unless you make a specific issue that it is an actual Doctor Who Tardis. Imagine the daily royalties. Then again, we're discussing England here. How silly of me.
  14. R&D Center Easter Egg? [WARNING! SPOILERS!]

    I don't see how a common police call box found all over England can be a copyrighted item... at least as far as the Doctor Who show goes. See also... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerton_TARDIS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TARDIS
  15. So what song is stuck in your head today?

    *very heavy sigh* First it was Harry, last Tuesday evening. RIP Harry. They're dropping like flies all around me. Don't get old, it's terrible. This morning it was Ray, my lifelong friend since age 8. Way way way too many miles traveled together. RIP Ray. You beat me. Find and play anything from The Who's Quadrophenia album ... for Ray.