Johnny Wishbone

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About Johnny Wishbone

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  • Location Psychic from the island of St Croix
  • Interests Solving crimes in Beverly Hills...

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  1. KSP Weekly: The Earthquake

    I was at a conference in San Francisco in 2014 when a magnitude 3 or 4 earthquake hit Napa on the other side of the bay. It was about 2 in the morning and I woke up as the bed felt like it dropped out from underneath me about 2 feet. Then the building started shaking side to side enough that it was hard to stand up. Being on the 23rd floor of the hotel probably didnt help either. The whole thing only lasted only about 15 to 20 seconds, but it was the freakiest experience I've ever had. After it was over, i looked out the window down at the street, and people were walking along like nothing happened. No sirens, no evacuations, very minor damage in Napa, and basically no big deal. I didnt sleep much the rest of that night. Having experienced something like that first hand, I can only imagine how much worse this one was for you guys. Glad everyone is safe and hope the recovery is swift and complete. Best wishes.
  2. What's behind your username?

    Johnny Wishbone is my main online alter-ego. I've always thought it was a funny name and shouldn't be an obscure reference. Apparently, it is among the young 'ens today, who only know of Eddie Murphy as donkey from Shrek or Dr Dolittle. I have another alter-ego on a couple less child-friendly forums, but that handle is far too vulgar for this place.
  3. Mun landing without mun orbit

    no offense taken. i just had no idea what you meant or were referring to.
  4. i have 2 question

    If you bought the game through the KSP store (on the KSP website), you need to download the appropriate language version. When you go to download the game, it will give you the option to download whatever language version you want (English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, or Japanese).
  5. What's your most daring rescue?

    I've told this story several times here before, but since its a cool story, I'll happily tell it again: Early in my KSP playing days, I was doing an Apollo style Mun landing. I was horribly inefficient in my landing and burned up way too much fuel. I knew I didn't have enough to even get my lander back into the lowest possible Mun orbit. So, I waited for the orbiting CSM to come around, and launched the lander into a high arcing trajectory that passed through the orbit of my CSM twice (once on the way up, once on the way down). I then switched to my CSM, and did a rendezvous with the lander at the "coming down" intersection, quickly docked them (less than 10k above the surface, and falling fast), and used the CSM engine to boost both craft back into a low Mun orbit. And I did it all on the first try (thanks more to luck than skill). That was the moment that I knew I could do anything in this game, and to this day is still my most proud accomplishment.
  6. Mun landing without mun orbit

    Sorry. Not following you. what is "protein chauvinism"? My reply was more to the point that since most people have generally limited knowledge and understanding of Lunar exploration, they probably don't know diddly squat about the Luna, Ranger, or Surveyor programmes. To most people, the "first moon landings" are the Apollo landings, which were done from an orbit. This is not to dismiss the achievements of the Luna, Ranger, and Surveyor programs.
  7. Mun landing without mun orbit

    Thats not true, unless by "first moon landings" you are referring to probes that were intended to impact the surface. All the manned Lunar landings (Apollo) were initiated from a Lunar orbit.
  8. Design Problem

    I found it amusing you had your mouse over the abort switch pretty much the entire launch. Have a little faith, man!
  9. 2017 Eclipse Pictures

    Best image we could get of it at my home. Cloudy and only a partial eclipse here. We're in the path of totality for the 2024 eclipse, so looking forward to that one. Plus, the kids will be old enough to appreciate it.
  10. The "What is your Avatar" Thread.

    Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop. Not coincidentally, my forum name comes from a scene in the sequel, Beverly Hills Cop 2:
  11. Small Rocket Design

    Stock parts only? If not, what mods are allowed? you really only have 11 parts to work with after the mandatory 3. with mods, it could be very easy. stock only could be more of a challenge.
  12. KSP Weekly: The Eclipse

    Also, will it come with an eject feature, especially since Kerbals are supposed to have parachutes too?
  13. KSP Making History

    I'm right there with you. I have no real interest in the 'mission' aspect of the DLC. My only interest is for the extra parts, and like you, only if those parts integrate well with the current stock set of parts. I'm waiting for this forum to do the usual 'blow up, burn, simmer down, accept, grumble, whine, and poodle' sequence of events after the DLC comes out before I'll put my money down for it. Edit: The forum filtered a slight curse word into "poodle" ? sigh.
  14. The Lego Saturn V kit is still in stores

    Apparently, the Saturn V kit is a big hit and there are a lot of people who want one but are disappointed it is now "sold out". Well, if you are lucky to have a Lego store near you, they might be worth checking out. I stopped by one of the 2 Lego stores near me this morning (Sat July 22) and they still had 3 kits on the shelf: So, there is still hope if you want one of these awesome kits.
  15. Career Mode at last

    I really should do the YouTube series I've been thinking about for a while. Based on this thread and several other similar threads recently posted, I have a very strong suspicion that there are a lot of people out there that would be blown away by what you can do in a stock career without it being grindy, boring, or difficult. For what its worth, satellite contracts are the best source of easy funds. You can take several contracts, build one satellite that meets all requirements and do all the contracts in a single launch.