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  1. So I decided to play KSP for a bit on my new PC. I got in the VAB and started building when I noticed my framerate was around 20-30 fps. A while later I switched to the SPH to try out the new jet engines, and my game slowed to a crawl at 8fps when I looked out the door, and only 20 fps while looking towards sides. The only time I could maintain a steady 60 fps was when I looked towards the back of the hangar. While actually piloting craft, everything seems to be fine. I've tried reducing all the settings to minimum, but the problem still persists. I'm on version 1.05.1028, with St
  2. If you are interested in getting further into astronomy, join a local astronomy group. I joined one and I am very glad I did. I am sure the members would love to give you tips, and maybe let you try some of their equipment. Also, consider picking up a scope, you can get a good beginner scope for well under $200 if you look around. Try some astronomy forums, many have sections where members sell used scopes and accessories. If you don't want to shell out the cash for a scope, try upgrading your binoculars. Your current ones are 10x25, correct? I started my "adventure" with some 10x50s from Wal-
  3. Sorry, I misunderstood the context of your post. My bad.
  4. In an airplane, your engine should never fail. But there are backup procedures in case it happens. Likewise, a fume hood shouldn't fail, but if it does, you should have a back up plan.
  5. Thanks for all the helpful info, that's something more along the lines of what I was looking for. At the time I asked the question I wasn't aware the gas mask was more of a precaution. As for the whole skin contact thing, I'm leaving that for the "higher ups" who know a bit more about what they are doing.
  6. Trust me, this isn't the only place I've asked. I have been looking around other forums as well as looking over safety sheets and manuals for the mask and chemicals. The reason I put this up on here is mainly for further input, I wouldn't trust the sole opinion of one person on here, or anywhere else, but I know most people on the KSP forums are above average intelligence and could at least give some additional input. Also, regarding the requirement for an air supply/positive pressure mask, that only applies for high or unknown concentrations of the chemical. At the moment I don't know how muc
  7. This site, at the very least, RECOMMENDS a gas mask. http://www.ccohs.ca/products/databases/samples/npg.html Regardless whether or not it is necessary, I would like to have one on hand just in case anyways. We are working in rooms with no windows, and a pretty old fume hood. Plus, I wouldn't mind actually getting some use out of the masks too. I just want to know whether the masks I have right now, MCU-2/P, would be sufficient. It would be cheaper for me to order new filters for the masks than to buy new masks altogether. Also, I am not entirely sure how much benzene we will be working with un
  8. I am working on a project where I need to handle some benzene. I have an mcu-2/p gas mask, all I need are new filters. Would this be sufficient protection against benzene? If not, what do you recommend?
  9. I've wanted to post this thank you for a while, but I figured with the release of 1.0 I should finally get around to it as a way to celebrate KSP becoming a full game now! Congrats and thanks to all you guys at Squad! Anyways, this is a bit of a story about how KSP has influenced my life and my future. I've always been a pretty smart kid and was quite interested in space as a kid (as many young children are) but it wasn't really a big passion of mine. Either way, for a lot of my life so far I never knew what I wanted to do. Skip forward to 2012, and I'm just an average kid playing games on PC.
  10. Keldian. They are a space/sci-fi metal band. It's not really the type of metal with really loud screaming lyrics though, it's more like power metal. Either way, I quite like it.
  11. Cracked open the case and had another peek inside to see if I could find anything new... power supply is an AcBel HBA008-ZA1GT 350 Watt power supply. As for the motherboard, not sure. I took a picture with my iPad while I was at it... quality isn't great, but here is the link because its a pretty large image when I try to fit it on here. http://i.imgur.com/H6XBqAs.jpg
  12. I considered upgrading, but I have kind of a small case and not a very good power supply. Here is what I have right now: i7 3770 3.4 GHz Geforce GT 630 2GB 16 GB RAM This is the most detailed info I can find on my PC, I bought it pre-built from Best Buy. This is the link to the PC on the ASUS website: http://www.asus.com/Desktops/Essentio_CM6730/specifications/ I was considering just upgrading but the case is a little small, I would need to get a new power supply, and I thought the CPU could be a little better, although honestly I probably didn't think it over too much.
  13. I have Intel i7 3770 on my current PC. In the event that I can't quite shell out the cash to get a higher end Intel processor, I should be able to transfer it over to the new build, assuming I get the motherboard I need, correct? The lower CPU shouldn't be much of a problem should it?
  14. Is there a reason Intel CPUs seem to be a lot more expensive than AMD? I'd honestly probably stick with an AMD processor because of the price difference, although I could be wrong.
  15. No, I don't care about companies that much, whatever works the best. Also, I'll be running windows 8 just for future reference.
  16. Before I start, yes I realize there is a dedicated thread for this. I would prefer to be able to keep the responses to my questions separate though, to avoid confusion with other people. Anyways, I've got a decent PC now and can run the majority of games I play. But I'm interested in a lot of new higher end games and would like to have a PC able to run them. Plus, I would like to get a little bit of PC building experience under my belt anyways. So anyways, the main thing the PC is going to be used for is gaming. I am not going to spend anywhere over $1000 at the very very max, and would like t
  17. My last name is Snow, and my Uncle DJ's and chose the name Dj Snowboy. I kind of stole it and added my three fav numbers on the end. I've used it ever since.
  18. My Logitech G930 headset is absolute garbage, and I am looking for a new one. Any suggestions? I would like one that I can use with both PC and PS3/PS4 but will settle with just PC if I need to. Wireless would also be nice, but after the problems with my G930, I am not enthusiastic about another wireless one that will keep disconnecting. Price isn't an issue as long as it is below around $130. It needs to be able to play sound through the headset, and have a mic.
  19. So out of boredom I decided to make a "prototype" of a giant space cannon. Basically, it fires a projectile at a significant fraction of the speed of light to get a huge amount of kinetic energy. I basically just spent the past two hours putting in different numbers into the equation and coming up with what I liked. Funny note, I started of with the Newtonian equation for kinetic energy (K=.5mv^2) not realizing it totally falls apart at high speeds. Anyways, I'm not too concerned about accuracy as long as it is somewhat close, but here is what I have. A cylindrical lithium shell 2.75m length x
  20. I would recommend the NexStar telescope. Just a year ago I purchased a NexStar 4SE, which is smaller and a little different from the one you are looking at, and I like it a lot. From even the 4SE I get good views of Jupiter and Saturn, Mars is decent, and Uranus and Neptune can be seen but they appear as stars without higher magnification (eyepiece). In terms of deep sky objects, I've seen several galaxies and nebulae with not much problem. With yours, you should get even better results. Keep in mind you need a dark sky site. I could see more with my 4 inch scope out in a dedicated observing s
  21. Looove Saturn to death, rings are amazing, and it's my overall favorite! Jupiter is really close though, I really like the cloud belts as well as it's moons, but rings as brilliant as Saturn's are hard to beat. On the other hand, when it comes to actually observing the planets, I would have to say Jupiter because it ends up being a much better sight through the 'scope, and the moons are different every time! I have some good memories going out in -10 degree weather bundled up with a small scope and seeing that bright yellow dot overhead. To me Jupiter feels like a close friend
  22. These are really amazing dude! Would you mind doing my picture?
  23. Awesome! I live right in that area and watch that network sometimes!
  24. Can't get the weapons to fire, what button should be in the settings to bind it to left mouse button?
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