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Kyle Worden

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    Violator of the 2nd law of thermodynamics

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  1. Y'all just had to go and make KSP obey physics, no fun to be had! It wasn't a bug! it was a feature!
  2. 8/10 I feel like your avatar is trying to get me to go to the center of a procedurally generated galaxy for no reason.
  3. I have a great disdain for Ike, always getting in the way of my intercepts. I would like nothing more than for it to fall below the Roche limit and be turned into a giant ring of rubble.
  4. 1e38 is a really, enormously, huge number. For some perspective, a nice day outside is about 293k. Water boils at 373k, the temperature at earths core is about 6200k. Sun's core? a toasty 15 million kelvin, but this is only 0.0000000000000000000000000000001% of the heat tolerance of the asteroid. OK, so what about Planck's temperature, where it is so hot, quantum physics breaks down because the wavelength of light given off by the particles is the Planck length? Planck's temperature is 1.417 x 1032k. Getting close right? Wrong Even at Planck's temp, you are still only 0.000142% of the way there. Good luck @doggonemess, you are going to need it.
  5. The most stressed I have gotten in this game was construction a science station in orbit of the Mun. I had sent up a construction drone which was basically a claw with a bunch of RCS. Rendezvous with the first station module was fine, I think it was the central body, basically a bunch of structural tubes with docking ports to connect the other modules. The fun started when I grabbed the second module and brought it back to the central body. Keep in mind, I hadn't sent up any modules with control ability yet, so as soon as I let go of the central body with my construction bot, the claw shot it out at an odd angle and it was rotating about all 3 axis. So I had to juggle the 2 different modules back and forth between the claw, trying to keep them stable, trying to dock the two, all the while, every piece is spinning, and I didn't have a Munar relay network set up yet, so I could only do construction when I had line of sight with Kerbin. That was the most frustrating hour of my life in this game. If I was a smart engineer, One of the modules would have been controllable, or at least sent up another construction bot.
  6. Let's not forget the science hardware that the astronauts left on the surface, namely the Lunar Laser Ranging Reflectors. To my knowledge there are 5? of them, and have been used in enormous lengths to discover or reaffirm things about our system. It was discovered that the moon is drifting away at three and a half centimeters per year, they tested the accuracy of Einsteins relativity equations. But there are even more reasons for them to land on the earth-facing side, cost of ensuring communications has already been brought up. But I think there was a deeper cultural reason for landing on the near-side. I can point a telescope and show people "see that really bright crater on the left? Apollo 12 and 14 landed just south of there" That's a level of understanding that you can not get by just looking at a map.
  7. Then, you don't have a launch failure, you have a successful fireworks show!
  8. On your steam library page, down in the bottom left corner you should see an "add game +" button, click that and direct it to the .exe of your backup copy of KSP, name it something else and that should work. Emphasis on "should". This is why I don't like apple products >.>
  9. Yes, a tidally locked body is still rotation, Lets look at the Mun for example. It's semi-major axis is 12,000km and has an orbital period of 138,984s. Now since the Mun is tidally locked, its rotational period is the same as its orbital period. So, since the Mun's radius is 200km, we can find the circumference at the equator of about 1,256,640m. Taking distance over time to find rotational velocity we get (1,256,640(m) / 138,984(s)) this equals a surface velocity of 9.04 m/s
  10. Hooray for more surface attached engines! Keep up the great work!
  11. Sorry to interrupt the conversation about conversion rates, I've been going through the documentation and reading as much as I can about the processes, functions, and roles of MKS. What things did you learn by experience? Any mechanic that you found that wasn't explained in great detail? Any tips that you would give to someone else in this mod? And is plopping down a mock-up base on kerbin a good test environment to see if I am forgetting anything important? The only thing that wouldn't be replicated that I can think of is the level of homesickness.
  12. I'm torn between the F-15c Eagle and the F/A-18E Super Hornet, both aircraft have significant payload options, great time on station, and proven technology. The F-15 is the iconic image of American air superiority, but with the Super Hornets new avionics packaging, improved weapons systems, and the ability to be deployed via carrier, it takes my vote.
  13. Floor 1930, holding on to floor 1929 for dear life
  14. Welcome to the forums first of all! There's a lot of great resources here that I highly recommend checking out. This is where all the modders talk about their work, take suggestions, or give help. My mod list has changed and grown dramatically since joining, just a short while ago. Good luck on your goals, and have fun!
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