Red Shirt

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  1. KSP Age Groups?

    Need to revise that last option to 60+. Speaking only for myself, as an old fart I grew up with the space race from sputnik on. Star Trek was an obvious childhood TV obsession. KSP is the first satisfying opportunity I've found to 'live out' a childhood fantasy of going to space.
  2. Time to LKO? Real time.

    Just updated to KSP 1.3.1 from 1.2.2. Currently no mods. Did not move camera. 6:00 to completed circularization. I believe it was green all the way. Previously heavily modded install was 9:55. Big difference. I still intend to slowly mod the crap out of the game.
  3. What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    Watching Jeopardy earlier. The answer was, "Who are the Ramones." Hearing Alex uttering the words, as if he were familiar with their music, caused me all kinds of mind wandering amusement. Admittedly I never quite got to the point I could picture him in his basement with the stereo cranking Beat On The Brat.
  4. Thread to complain bout stuff

    A few days ago, (actually nights ago), I couldn't sleep, so I thought I would take advantage of my satellite internet provider's 'free time' where I can download all I want without it going against me data limit, I decided to update KSP from 1.2.2 to 1.3.1. After about 1 1/2 hours I was less than 100 mb of the 210 mb download. The download speed was pathetic. I paused out of the download. So today I decided to blow through some data and continue the update. Same lousy speed. Not sure if it my internet or Steam but got board and quite after a half hour. At this rate I should be good to go just before 1.4 release.
  5. Any life support mods unless they come with an on/off switch. Part of me sees why it should be implemented, but the majority of the voices in my head want to play Lego KSP, not SIM KSP.
  6. Time to LKO? Real time.

    I have a laptop with an AMD10 something... 2.50 GHz, 8 GB Ram, integrated graphics. I modded until it broke then backed off (just a little). Running EVE, SVE, Scatterer, and a bunch of other stuff. Set to max resolution and highest graphic settings, except clouds are low resolution (I think, I couldn't tell a difference). I used a 29 part stock craft. To circularization = 9:55 real time without altering camera view at launch. Same craft looking up at sky after launch = 7:50 real time. So its slow. I could leave off the graphic mods and go much faster but why? Its inspiring to look at the way I set it up. The clock usually turns green once I'm away from Kerbin.
  7. Thread to complain bout stuff

    Watching Star Trek episode The Corbomite Maneuver. When the tiny cube probe first appears, my son says, "Look its Windows!" When the huge ship shows up later I said, "Look its the bloatware!"
  8. So what song is stuck in your head today?

    White punks on dope...
  9. KSP Challenge: Brick from Orbit Challenge!

    Not sure if this is intermediate or hard - no engines, parachutes, or wings - anyway my best attempt so far... Rentry burn complete engines away: Cleared mountains, KSC in sight but not going to be able to land there: Contact... don't panic: Probe core safe:
  10. Lol-just found this meme

    NASA Founded: July 29, 1958. Hmmm, the Illuminati got to the meme people? The conspiracy deepens.
  11. Lol-just found this meme

    From what I was seeing here, I would never come to the conclusion of something faked. So I googled the image and saw it in context. Uhm, yeah. It's like talking to my brother. Not a FE'r just can't be convinced we had the technology in '69 to pull it off. I got to turn him on to Georgio cause it was obviously reverse engineered alien technology jk
  12. So what song is stuck in your head today?

    Been listening to a lot of Queen recently. I've got Killer Queen looping endlessly. There are a lot worse songs that could have been there - like Fish Heads (rolly polly fish heads. Eat them up yum)
  13. Thread to complain bout stuff

    Yeah, that's what it sounds like... except mine is running in a tunnel. Sounds like we both need some good antibiotics. I actually used all the ear drops we had at home (neomyicin - didn't help) Noise is so bad it even makes hearing myself and the rest of our band and we get told to turn it down all the time. Had it almost a month.
  14. Lol-just found this meme

    Willing to show my ignorance here... How does this meme imply flat earth? I ask because in another thread today I read where someone trying to explain orbital mechanics to his dad was getting frustrated as his dad thought rockets just went up to get to space.
  15. Lovin' The Orville

    Pria was good from start to finish. Loved the twist at the end. Loved how we didn't have a Picard wrestling with the decision. This was more Kirk reprogramming the test so he could win. As for physics and reality in general, I can suspend both for a good story and a fun view. The Star Wars movies come to mind here. Orville tells you up front it is a campy dramedy (sp?). I'm OK with that. @linuxgurugamer, Orville is a Fox network show. Back episodes are probably on their website.