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  1. Good job. And isn't chuffed like...one of the greatest words ever? I'm mean seriously...its just great.
  2. My opinion can be summed up with a meme: Not sure if want. Seriously, I have strong conflicting emotions on this. Part of me is like, "Cool Ender's game movie" and the rest is like they are so going to screw it up.
  3. You shouldn't. You stepped on a landmine that shouldn't have been there. Mechjeb is unfortunately a touchy subject because there are those, as has been seen, who dislike it and want the world to feel the same as they do, which bring out those that want to defend it...and yeah... As I said in my earlier post, it is a great mod, but it is not infallible. And that's okay. I can't count the number of time I've caught and save it from a mistake...or stopped paying attention to a design I thought was safe and ended up with an early landing.
  4. Looks a lot like the Polish flag with their coat of arms
  5. I had no idea this was still active, I might just log on tonight then.
  6. Guys...guys...stop thinking with logic and start thinking like a movie executive. How does a computer work? Black Magic How does an airplane fly? Black Magic How does my toilet work? Black Magic How does anything happen? Black Magic So to answer all you queries, the answer is Black Magic.
  7. ...When you finish your transfer burn to Jool for your Laythe landing mission, and realize you don't have enough fuel to get home because, while you made sure that you upgraded your Duna lander to get off Laythe, you forgot that all that extra mass needs more fuel to push the lander out to Laythe. No worries though a tank of fuel will be sent in the next window...and they should have enough fuel to dock with it..............I hope.
  8. I'm a pretty big proponent of MJ myself, but it makes mistakes all the time, many are due to its lack of fine control. I've seen it shake rockets apart, flip them end over end, miscalculate burns to planets and moons. But all that being said, it is still an excellent program, and makes it easier for me to play the game like I like to (like a mission control rather than a pilot)
  9. Tauge

    At last

    Docking is likely the hardest thing to do in this game. My first attempt took me nearly an hour(just the docking attempt none of the rondevous) and I wasn't sure how I did it when I was done. Eventually you'll get it, then you'll be creating huge space stations ISS style...just because.
  10. I would strongly suggest learning to use Gimp. It is a wonderful and powerful tool and you will always be happy to have it and the knowledge to use it on you back pocket. But paint is fine too.
  11. I will probably use the flag I've used in some of my online gaming in the past. I'm posting a phone right now but will upload it later. The general design is similar to the flag of North Carolina or Texas (pure coincidence). The vertical field is dark blue, similar shade to the Texas and North Carolina flags, with the NATO star on it...cause it looks cool. The two horizontal fields are yellow and black. I can't recall if the black or the yellow is the top field.
  12. Am I broken in that my first reaction was a very Indiana Jones: "They belong in a museum!"? Still very awesome.
  13. NASA educational outreach has needed some tlc for a while now. Skunky, just for your own information, even if they like it, they may be reluctant to work with tou. Educational outreach just had its funding slashed due to the budget sequestration. So it getting them interested...might be one of the less pleasant experiences in your life.
  14. We could do that if you want. "Shut up you 12 year old. You Mom is..." I got nothing. Sorry can't even pretend.... This community is pretty good. The only one that I've been in that was better was a small gamefaqs community on the snes forums so long ago. But then we got older and drifted apart....But this is a good forum...
  15. I use FireFox out of inertia. I just haven't moved to a new browser despite the fact that I'm not real happy with it anymore. It just isn't as good as it used to be.
  16. I haven't gotten an opportunity to work with NASA, though the company I work for has on many occasions. As for the military....well, I don't have a clearance, so for any project that is classified, I'm not allowed to know the customer. For example, right now I'm working on a part of a future satellite. I don't know what this satellite will do, I don't know who wants it, it could be any of a dozen government agencies, of whom about half are military,l. I only know what I'm working on and how it interacts with the components next to it. A little more background. I'm an FPGA engineer, before I started at my current company I was more involved in commercial aerospace. For example, I helped with a chip on Embraer's, upcoming Legacy 450 and 500. Anything else? My education? More specifics about what I do? What its like living within a hour drive of KSC? What it was like working for Disney(I went to college in Orlando, everyone worked at Disney eventually)?
  17. I have to laugh...And I don't mean to be mean about it, its just that what you describe is what we call a pleasant day. In fact there are some I know that would call it "freezing". Yes, we do have some soft people down here when it comes to weather below 22 c
  18. In the spirit of the Reddit AMAs, I present my own to the community. I'm hoping this is successful and will encourage more folks to do this, and maybe just maybe encourage some of the younger commentors to pursued a career in Engineering. Couple of notes before we get started. First, while you can ask me anything, I reserve the right to answer, "No Comment". Second, I'm thinking of letting questions collect until sometime tomorrow, and will decide on Sunday if I feel it was succesful. If it is, I will keep it open for a while, if not, I will stop taking questions. Thirdly, while I don't care what you ask (like I said I reserve the right to not answer), the mods might, keep that in mind. Finally, a little more background information about me so we can hit the ground running. I'm living in Florida and grew up in the panhandle and I work for a large government contractor.
  19. A bit rainy today, its hitting the wet season down here in Central Florida. Most afternoons it will rain, actually that's a little off, it won't just rain, it will "storm", for lack of a better term. Hail is uncommon, but not unheard of and 40-50 mph (65-80kmh) are common. I've heard that we are the lightning capitol of the world, I'm not sure if that is accurate, but some days it feels thay way.
  20. As I'm lazy and distinctly uncreative, I typically just name based on the mission and the iteration of the design. I used to used godchecker.com (I believe that was the site) to select deities, but...like I said I'm lazy...
  21. Remember, they are balancing against what is fun not what is realistic. From what I've seems nothing is really that far overpowered within the scope of the game.
  22. There are organizations and groups out there that are trying to do things about this, but international law is making it hard. Only the launching entity is allowed to touch orbital objects. Then there is the problems of accidents, unexpected satellite failures, less mature launch entites that don't take the care to make sure everything reenters like the more mature launch entites are now doing, etc. It is a bit of a wild west up there and even though some take care...accidents happen. Look up Kessler Syndrome and Envisat if you want to get nervous. Or the 2009 Iridium/Kosmos collision or China's ill-advised 2007 anti-sat missile test. The difference between theirs and the US test is that the sat the US tested on was going to reenter in a short time...the Chinese one...not so much.
  23. I love these nostalgia threads. When I first started playing, we had the brick-o-sphere, landing on the dark side of Kerbin was always death, speaking of the darkside....Kerbin didn't rotate. I remember having to get out a chart to guesstimate if I was in orbit. I also remember contests to see who could achieve the most circular orbit.
  24. Kif: Sir, this is a leisure cruise. Our path was set by the travel agency. [He presses a button and a map comes down on the wall showing the route is a straight line from Earth to another planet.] Zapp: That's for schoolgirls! Now here's a route with some chest hair. [He squiggles a new course onto the map.] Kif: But that course leads directly through a swarm of comets. Zapp: Yes, comets! The icebergs of the sky. By jack-knifing from one to the next at breakneck speed we might just get some kind of gravity boost ... or something. [Kif sighs.] It's time to shove a jalapeño up this ships tailpipe. [He grabs the wheel.] Divert power from the shields, full speed ahead!
  25. And the Danube runs through Budapest. Mixing geography jokes with language jokes. Awesome.
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