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by MKG
Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Rookie first Upgrade Ship?
Replies: 22
Views: 3925

Ah, you need to install the Cons the Wife OXP. On detecting the close approach of domestic partners, this changes the commodities screen into a soft porn site, forcing said domestic partner to exclaim "Men!!!!!" and stomp off to the kitchen.
by MKG
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RFC: Fancy classics
Replies: 1207
Views: 190825

Me too - just tried... canselect file > import > wavefront - browse to a file - select file - now what? Whatever I do seems to cancel the import. File > Import > Wavefront > (browse to file) > (select file) ... ... at which point the filename appears in frame below the Directory Selection frame. Th...
by MKG
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Chaff dispenser.
Replies: 37
Views: 7270

That's six words - seven if you expand the apostrophe.
by MKG
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RFC: Fancy classics
Replies: 1207
Views: 190825

Strange - I have Blender 2.47 and it quite happily imports obj files - look under Wavefront.

Mike
by MKG
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: retro PC's
Replies: 46
Views: 10492

Just had to go for the Beeb, even though I loved the Speccy. On that machine, I learned CP/M. Anyone remember CP/M? (Don't answer that, Wackyman).
by MKG
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: retro PC's
Replies: 46
Views: 10492

Just had to go for the Beeb, even though I loved the Speccy. On that machine, I learned CP/M. Anyone remember CP/M? (Don't answer that, Wackyman).
by MKG
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: "British home computers" in paperback?
Replies: 4
Views: 2714

Four and a half hours - well, I suppose you have your reply :lol:

Good stumble. I look forward to reading it.

Mike
by MKG
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Question to developers and contributors
Replies: 44
Views: 5594

Oh, the number of times I've seen copyright arguments (sorry, discussions). And the funny thing is that virtually everything that virtually anyone says is virtually true. Ah, but virtual truth and real truth are somewhat different. Whilst it is the easiest thing in the world to show that copyright h...
by MKG
Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: help identifying an SF short story
Replies: 6
Views: 2703

Having slept, I woke up with the name Gregory Benford going through my mind. Any help?
by MKG
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: help identifying an SF short story
Replies: 6
Views: 2703

Mmmm ... sounds familiarish. And although I can't remember, it sounds awfully Ray Bradburyish. I'll try to do some searching around and see what I can come up with.

Mike
by MKG
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: SNOOW!
Replies: 65
Views: 16456

A terraformed moon - precisely. Industrialists have never lived anywhere near the consequences of the industry.

Mike
by MKG
Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Breakfast Cereals
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

Oh, not merely food. I captured a Shreddie or two (as you do). Too late, I thought "Oh no! If there's any such thing as food for small furry infestations, this is going to be it". But no - each Shreddie turns into a ton of Luxuries. I'm really looking forward to variations on the themes of Narcotics...
by MKG
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Breakfast Cereals
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

Breakfast Cereals

I've just installed Realistic Shipyards for the first time.

Shreddies? There are Shreddies floating around the Ooniverse? And a dedicated Shreddies Box ship?

Haven't had such a good laugh in years. Sheer brilliance.

Mike
by MKG
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Doing an actual Oolite Manual
Replies: 33
Views: 9668

Hmmm - running before walking, maybe?

@KX9999 - have you got an outline prepared? Just a list of proposed chapters would be good, which can be fleshed out in a very basic manner before you get into any technical detail. Otherwise (and, believe me, I know) you'll end up going around in circles.

Mike
by MKG
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: more competition in the banking sector
Replies: 43
Views: 9561

How about limiting the period of any investment? Aren't banking instruments just like this (I think it's banking instruments)? Heavy investment for a fixed period with the possibility of high returns - but if you want to keep on making money, you have to invest all over again. And I do believe that ...