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  1. [1.3.1] Mk2 Expansion v1.8.06 [update 1/20/2018]

    Translation of the above: Please use English outside the Russian forum. Many thanks! Пожалуйста, используйте английский язык вне российского форума. Большое спасибо!
  2. Ground effect is very complex to simulate even with a perfectly flat ground-plane to consider, but given the curved, fractal nature of KSP grounds it might prove extremely tricky to work out.
  3. So... KSP dead?

    And this thread lives on yet, and it speaks the name of KSP: "So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, "So long lives this, and this gives life to thee."
  4. [WIP] Stock Historical Tech Tree

    Moved to Add-On Development. Good luck! P.S. I am sure there are other tech-tree revamps that more-or-less correspond to "history". Have a look at them, they may give you ideas.
  5. Another failed attempt to revive DD

    Thread locked at O.P request, and many off-topic or content-free posts removed. Thread will be reopened when O.P requests.
  6. SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Not quite true, I believe. While laser attenuation is to a large extent a function of atmospheric absorption, you also get attenuation due to beam divergence. At orbital ranges, a pencil-wide laser beam will be significantly wider at target, and thus proportionately less capable of causing damage. This was one of the reasons for killing the orbital-based laser-satellite aspect of the Star Wars programme.
  7. SpaceX Discussion Thread

    OK, a couple of political posts have not been. Hidden. You never saw them! It was just marsh balloons! And, yeah, let's avoid politics. Pretty please?
  8. I am afraid you are very right there. And I can just imagine software engineers and CPU designers in many companies having very long, overtime-heavy sessions trying to work out just how far they can get away with "a quick patch" and what the heck they will do when "a quick patch" fails and they need to implement a proper fix.
  9. *suffers a sympathetic brain aneurysm*
  10. Having done a lot of reading and YouTube watching to find out more about these exploits, I'm amazed anybody even realised they existed. To use the exploits takes a lot of very real cunning. Similarly, I am not at all surprised these exploits exist. There is no way an engineer could have predicted that these techniques were possible. After all - it took ten years before some bright spark realised the exploit existed. Because of this, I am now firmly signed on to the "shit happens" hypothesis in this instance rather than the conspiracy theory or even the "people are dumb" explanation.
  11. If you update, then it is very unlikely you will see any difference. Most experts believe that only database-intensive applications will suffer because of the huge number of OS calls they use and the way data can be randomly found buffered in RAM or on external drives. Most other applications (games, word processors, browsers etc) will suffer only tiny slowdowns. There was a fear that high-powered servers such as those used by Google will suffer badly when updated to be immune to these attacks, but Google now say that their servers are hardly affected by the updates. This makes it look increasingly as if we, the users, will see no problems from updating.
  12. Asymmetric Aircraft

    Thanks. I ought to have worked that out, I'm just sloooow today.
  13. Asymmetric Aircraft

    I know what FOF ingestion is, but can't find out what the acronym stands for? "Fluff Or Debris"?
  14. Moderator Warning: A couple of posts have strayed into Conspiracy Theory territory. Stick to facts, and avoid making assumptions about people having ulterior motives for designing CPUs the way they do. Above all, avoid those words "The powers that be", because that could get a warning about breaking rule 2.2.h. Also, just generally keep things cool here.