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by Hawk
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ITS GOING TO INFECT YOUR PC##### RE EMAIL
Replies: 30
Views: 5446

Yes, it is clear that you don't see my point. Allow me to clarify my position. I am not suggesting that anyone has stated that anti-viral software is the ultimate in internet security, however I am making the point that if no-one specifically says that it is NOT, any newbie internet user could walk ...
by Hawk
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ITS GOING TO INFECT YOUR PC##### RE EMAIL
Replies: 30
Views: 5446

No one is suggesting recklessness. I think its pretty clear that I, and most other people here are taking a pragmatic view that you should be sensible in behaviour, and that anti-virus software for most people is a good idea. Maybe not, but on the flip side no-one seems to be commenting on how feat...
by Hawk
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ITS GOING TO INFECT YOUR PC##### RE EMAIL
Replies: 30
Views: 5446

A properly driven car does not crash -- why bother with seatbelts? Don't drive like a maniac because your seatbelt will protect you ;-) Yes, definitely use a firewall. It's a good idea to have adblockers plugins etc as well. But anything other than free antiviral software is a waste of money. Most ...
by Hawk
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ITS GOING TO INFECT YOUR PC##### RE EMAIL
Replies: 30
Views: 5446

DaddyHoggy wrote:Belt and Braces, belt and braces... (if it's there - no harm in using it)
True enough, but by the same token, don't rely on it solely.
by Hawk
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ITS GOING TO INFECT YOUR PC##### RE EMAIL
Replies: 30
Views: 5446

Yeh, but virus scanners are mostly for the people who are likely to get viruses without even realising it. The best security you can get is common sense.
by Hawk
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ITS GOING TO INFECT YOUR PC##### RE EMAIL
Replies: 30
Views: 5446

Woah, feel the tension. Can we start a Windows vs Linux debate? :evil:
by Hawk
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Testing and Bug reports
Topic: No equipment freeze-up
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Excellent. I'll look forward to the next development release.
by Hawk
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Testing and Bug reports
Topic: No equipment freeze-up
Replies: 2
Views: 574

No equipment freeze-up

If you have no equipment on your ship i.e. lasers and ship upgrades, you get a freeze-up when going to the status screen. This happens automatically when docking and when pressing F5.
by Hawk
Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Epiphany
Replies: 8
Views: 834

I am a natural explorer. I like to try out everything a game has to offer, finding things that are new and unique, trying out every style of play, learning how the game works and refining and perfecting strategies. However, when I feel I have exhausted all of the possibilities of a game I tend to ge...
by Hawk
Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What ship upgrades before going hunting?
Replies: 31
Views: 3592

Injectors are nice, but if elite was playable without them, then I guess oolite must be. I would agree but it seems impossible to destroy incoming missiles with lasers in oolite, especially using a keyboard. I got quite good at it in the original, and was able to get by without ECMs, but I haven't ...
by Hawk
Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: What ship upgrades before going hunting?
Replies: 31
Views: 3592

I tend to think hunting is feasible when once I get a beam laser, injectors and fuel scoops, but staying clear of dangerous worlds, and OXPs that make life hard for the average jameson, is still advisable.
by Hawk
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Ejecting with Pods.oxp Bug
Replies: 14
Views: 1591

Cheers!

Edit: Still v1.11 up on wiki
by Hawk
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Ejecting with Pods.oxp Bug
Replies: 14
Views: 1591

Bump!

Still getting this bug BTW. It happened with some food picked up with a fuel scoop from a pirate.
by Hawk
Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Darwin Awards
Replies: 266
Views: 94411

It's early days in my Cobra Mk III and I haven't got afterburners or docking computers yet. I am approaching Leesti station and get caught in traffic some way out. I figure I'm not going to get a chance to use hyperspeed again so I aim for the nav beacon and start reading to pass the time. I get so ...
by Hawk
Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Ships database
Replies: 5
Views: 981

Yeh, it wouldn't be a simple matter of someone knocking up an OXP to do it. They could be read from shipdata.plist, but that would probably require a short description to be added as one of the shipdata fields. Plus there would need to be a new page designed, and allocation of the new function key t...