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by Specialist290
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 333007

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

Ouch! Hopefully he's happy in the Great Catnip Patch Beyond the Stars.

(Also, nice touch with the Grateful Dead "bumper sticker." That's a custom dashboard, I assume?)
by Specialist290
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Astronomy Simulations
Replies: 1
Views: 1482

Re: Astronomy Simulations

I remember that, way back in the day, I used to be almost obsessed with StarGen . It basically takes a random seed and uses that to construct hypothetical planetary systems, orbiting either actual stars in the galaxy or a fictional one with custom parameters. I'd spend hours on that thing, not reall...
by Specialist290
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: new forum rank
Replies: 5
Views: 1457

Re: new forum rank

Congratulations!

Now try for the Imperial measurements, too ;)
Smivs wrote:I can feel the mountain excitement :P
*groan* Oh, cwm on. That's a horrid pun.
by Specialist290
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Trading tips?
Replies: 13
Views: 3830

Re: Trading tips?

Don't forget the most basic one: Buy Rich Industrial, sell Poor Agricultural (and vice-versa!)
by Specialist290
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Yes, but how many credits is that?
Replies: 21
Views: 6179

Re: Yes, but how many credits is that?

Huh! Learn something new every day.
by Specialist290
Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Yes, but how many credits is that?
Replies: 21
Views: 6179

Re: Yes, but how many credits is that?

the classic error is that a TC is not a Ton(ne) - it is some special mass/volume designed specifically for space cannisters and their contents. That makes me wonder: What, exactly, are the dimensions and volume of an Oolite cargo container? I'm entertaining the notion that they're called 1-Ton(ne) ...
by Specialist290
Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Ideal Victim!
Replies: 31
Views: 22503

Re: An Ideal Victim!

Quite an entertaining yarn! Can't believe I missed this one.
by Specialist290
Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Poor old Richard III
Replies: 2
Views: 1128

Re: Poor old Richard III

Nice.

I remember reading about the original find some months back. Glad to see it's actually him.
by Specialist290
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 9
Views: 2628

Re: Kerbal Space Program

According to this guy, Linux support will be coming with the next patch.
by Specialist290
Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 333007

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

@Mad Dan Eccles, Commander McLane: I'm not too surprised. Standup comedy must be a hanging offense in some parts of the galaxy.
by Specialist290
Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 9
Views: 2628

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Just discovered this game myself. It's very fun indeed. Still haven't made it to Mun myself, but... I'm getting there, slowly but surely, one exploding rocket at a time.
by Specialist290
Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Rough Guide: Rexxla
Replies: 14
Views: 11420

Re: Rough Guide: Rexxla

Nice job. I approve :mrgreen:

That reminds me: I haven't written anything for the Guide in a while myself...
by Specialist290
Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Breaker Breaker
Replies: 19
Views: 15558

Re: Breaker Breaker

Loving the voice you're giving to the character. Eagerly awaiting more :)
by Specialist290
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Consistently short changed by gal cop
Replies: 30
Views: 3764

Re: Consistently short changed by gal cop

This may be an OXP-only feature, but I've found that if you rescue Galactic Navy personnel, you get a pretty hefty reward indeed. I think I got around 1000 Cr for delivering a 4-star admiral, though how he lost his ship (and why he was on anything other than a Behemoth) I'll never know.
by Specialist290
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Ballad of a Young Spacer Cut Down in His Prime
Replies: 2
Views: 3699

Re: Ballad of a Young Spacer Cut Down in His Prime

Thanks. That air of "novel-yet-uncannily-familiar" is part of what I was aiming for :D I also figured that a song with this storied a history itself wasn't likely to die easily, and they'd probably still be singing it in one form or another*, especially somewhere as rough-and-tumble as the Ooniverse...