Van Disaster

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  1. Van Disaster

    WW2 BAD-T IV BDAc AI Dogfight Tournament

    Whoops, sorry - life got in the way there. If you're still short & need a bot plane, feel free - I think I did a slightly updated one post contest but no idea what state it's in ( I seem to have a Mk XII with extended wingtips, but I suspect it's not tuned ). I don't know if Retrofuture is being updated still, but that did have a centre prop part -
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    WW2 BAD-T IV BDAc AI Dogfight Tournament

    Or it's that stock air is still gooier than FAR. Won't make this, been busy & didn't notice it was running again ( I'd kinda stopped visiting looking for the WW1 event :p ) - will spectate. My entry from last year is around on KerbalX still, not sure if it works as well in a current build.
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    Official FAR Craft Repository

    The second version has more sweep & looks like less span, so also presumably overall less drag - you concentrated on wave drag, but compared to working on absolute overall drag that is a relatively small thing & you didn't give us any other numbers in the hangar. The static panel should tell you what you need to know, it'll have a cD figure for the AoA at altitude.
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    Fuel efficiency challenge

    FAR will definitely need a leaderboard. There was a recent one of these where the first plane I threw together using FAR went about 4x the distance as when I stuck it in stock aero.
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    Show off your awesome KSP pictures!

    I think I desperately need a FOV tweaker... Nifty natural banners, I guess.
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    Updated Terms Notice & Privacy Policy

    I'm sure if it got bad enough that it was likely to actually lose sales someone would speak up - PR is cheaper than court cases ( especially random people on the internet who might not have any cash to hand over anyway ) given the legal department would spend less time on checking a release. There's many members of the public in this thread doing their job for them just fine though. There's been a few cases here of people trying to incite boycotts which I guess could be used as evidence of malicious attempts to cause material damage if there was a court case ( perhaps people should be a bit careful what they say without checking for evidence first, eh? ) but apparently not enough in a couple of days for it to matter. Which is the better path? ignoring hysterical untruths or validating their existence by responding?
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    Anyone else still playing 1.2?

    1.3.1, 1.1 and 0.90, amongst others. I can't be bothered redoing my mod installs every time, so I just take a new set & carry on the old game anyway. I didn't bother with 1.2 at all though.
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    Updated Terms Notice & Privacy Policy

    If it causes me material loss due to damage to my reputation or something I'll sue you for libel. Otherwise, oh no - someone said something untrue about me on the internet, what will I do now!
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    Updated Terms Notice & Privacy Policy

    Innocent until proven less than innocent, etc? it's on us to prove them guilty, and there's no evidence.
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    Updated Terms Notice & Privacy Policy

    Interesting. We're given a unique number here when we're 16, literally only for social security transactions though. Everything else has it's own unique number, I don't know how many I have by now... good luck trying to dig up all of them, even I don't know half of them.
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    Updated Terms Notice & Privacy Policy

    It's also people thinking EULAs are the law. Just because the writers throw everything in the EULA doesn't mean they can have it. Incidentally can someone in presumably the US explain the significance of a social security number?
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    Does KSP v1.4 really have spyware in it?

    My address is publically available given it's the billing address for my domains ( so it's linked to email if you can do some basic guesswork ). I'm ex-directory but I bet most people are in the phonebook. Everyone's on the electoral register in my country. Census data is available if you want to get it. IP addresses are logged *everywhere* ( that's what they're there for ). Learn to firewall. EULAs are just legalese fiction until it's in court, check your local consumer & data protection laws & see if it's even valid. Some of my taxes have apparently gone into cracking HTTPS, although that may be the simpler encryption types.
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    Does KSP v1.4 really have spyware in it?

    I would be very surprised if there was a website which didn't log requests - and most of them will log referral data with that so they know where the request came from. Been like that since day zero, pretty much. On top of that, ISPs running transparent proxies will also be logging requests as a matter of course ( and even if they're not transparent ). This is all before we start going into packet inspection and other issues which are also a matter of routine. The price you pay for using the internet is someone knowing what you're doing - if nobody knew what you're doing at all the whole system wouldn't work, because it's a system which uses cooperative transfer of data. Anyway this is a non-issue technically, just firewall the game. Ethically, *shrug*, see above.
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    Updated Terms Notice & Privacy Policy

    Well, presumably it's not all or nothing - and there are external protections for IP just as there are external protections for consumers. None of what's written means anything until it's taken into a court anyway, TTI don't have a secret police branch as far as I know
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    Does KSP v1.4 really have spyware in it?

    It is present in store-downloaded copies.