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About hansman1982

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  1. I'd be fine if it ran it once an hour and threw the new links at me but, ideally, it'd be continuously running (which makes me cringe at processor/memory/power usage) - - - Updated - - - Thanks everyone so far. I'll try stack exchange as listed above.
  2. No, I've found RSS too slow and I literally only want/need the headline, author, link and date and then an easy way to get it into HTML. I was able to cobble something together using Excel and the data grab it has but it's clunky and a pain to keep correct.
  3. So, what you are saying is I just need to figure out how to hack into the NSA supercomputer and steal their program? Sounds easy enough! Oh, a quick Google search of "Java web scraper open source" gave me what looks to be a promising result...
  4. Hey there, I have looked around for something like this and even tried to teach myself Python to do it since I never seem to get answers that solve my problems (usually it is "GOOGLE IT" or "I paid no attention to what you actually said so here is a program that uses Tsar Bomba when you ask for pruning shears to create a Bonsai tree") Needs from my program: 1. Tell it a specific set of sites to pull information from 2. From those sites, have it pull the Headline, Author, Date, Link for articles posted as they post 3. Display this information in a manner similar to how CKAN displays 4. Allow me to categorize these links 5. Create HTML coding for these categories to copy/paste or auto-post to a website 6. Create peace in the Middle East So: 1. Is there something like this out there 2. If there isn't or I do decide to go a custom route, how long would this take to code/test (for the purpose of calling BS on programmers as necessary) The reason why I post this here: 1. KSP has an amazing collection of modders so it seems there are a number of experts (or maybe even someone willing to do it) 2. I tried Reddit and I hate posting to most of the subs on there 3. Help me Obi-Won Kenobi, you are my only hope
  5. KW Rocketry works to a degree. From what I can tell, the decouplers and fairings don't work but the fuel tanks and engines do. To get a fuel tank to work you have to use 2 of them and place them like sides together. Example, if top=A and bottom=B then you need two tanks placed ABBA and you will always need an even number of tanks so you can go ABBAABBA and so on.
  6. Well then it should be incredibly easy for you to get a team of developers and create a competitor to KSP and, I'd say within 6 months be at the level that KSP is now. A year from now you should be finalizing version .75 and leave KSP in the dust. When running a project, there are big needs, small needs and nice-to-haves. Along the way, you might be solving for a big goal and realize a nice-to-have is a tiny effort away but if you don't do it now, it will become a large effort later. From what I understand of what the devs have released about this release, this was one of their goals that was far easier to do now rather than later.
  7. To both individuals...nothing would change except the other person. Near the black hole they'd see the other's time speeding up. Away from the black hole they'd see the other's time slow down.
  8. Please, someone, tell me what I am missing. All of the 3M engines I try to use overheat horribly. I just tried to launch a 103T vehicle with the LFB KR-1X2 and I had to run it at 58% thrust in order to avoid overheat. Same with the other ARM engines.
  9. Maybe I am doing something wrong but my ARM engines are overheating like a SOB. Typically I have to cut their thrust down to 45% in order to stop it. I really don't see the fuss. Especially if you download KW.
  10. Ok, thanks. I have *some* familiarity with HTML/CSS. So, I'll have to dig into PHP.
  11. I think there are services like that but: 1. I want to learn programming (I have no clue). Now, I understand there is more to that statement than I am sure I am aware, but that is part of the challenge for me. Just trying to figure it out and if I can't. well, then that will answer if I can. 2. I want the program/website to be the way I want it. Simple, laid out how I want it and with the exact information from the websites I want it from. I don't envision myself creating anything like KSP or Minecraft or whatever, just need a project to satisfy a curiosity.
  12. I know, the fact I have to ask probably means I shouldn't bother; however, I don't give a damn. If I want to create a program to pull in blog posts as they happen so I can have my own personal news page, which language should I be looking at? I've tried RSS feeds into e-mail but (unless I am messing up the settings) seem to feed at a certain time of the day and I want it to be accessible anywhere I can get on the internet (read work, which blocks my personal email).
  13. Frankly, I've always wondered why Apollo has never gotten the attention of modders. I am anxiously awaiting the next update.
  14. I've never had a craft spontaneously explode like that. It was, probably, a glitch in the game that may never appear again or you have Deadly Re-entry installed (you would know if you did). At 4000m altitude and 100 m/s speed, it wasn't the parachutes fault. There is virtually no chance it opened all the way and if it did, the G forces would have been well under the upper threshold. (edit, after re-reading your post, it sounds like something to do with your engines. If you were re-entering Kerbin after a successful trip to the Mun and lost none of your science modules, just chock it up to shoddy Kerbal engineering/manufacturing).