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by SteveKing
Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: R.I.P David Bowie
Replies: 15
Views: 7642

Re: R.I.P David Bowie

Although I listen to a lot of different genre in music, I have few 'favourite' artists. David Bowie was one of them.

As mentioned above, he really knew how to make his music new and edgy. As far as on-the-screen, I enjoyed his performance in Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence.

Rest in peace.
by SteveKing
Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Favorite Combat Tactics
Replies: 67
Views: 33842

Re: Favorite Combat Tactics

Yes, but you had to switch it manually, if I remember correctly, by pressing a key ("K"?) in pause mode. I don't recall it in BBC Elite... but if it was as you say, then I'd not have used it. Mind you, using the aft laser in the original was a turkey shoot anyway. Playing with a basic joystick - I ...
by SteveKing
Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: An American Christmas card
Replies: 47
Views: 19315

Re: An American Christmas card

Ranthe wrote:..that Aussie songwriter Kevin "Bloody" Wilson..
Another happy West Aussie! :mrgreen:
by SteveKing
Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: TOS or Next Generation?
Replies: 30
Views: 11968

Re: TOS or Next Generation?

- but the screenplays were woeful.* * What's wrong with that sentence? If you're stating how woeful you think the Space 1999 scrips are, then nothing :mrgreen: I would have thought 'are' is better than 'were' given that you state the miniatures effects 'are' great. I didn't count Thunderbirds, beca...
by SteveKing
Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:36 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: TOS or Next Generation?
Replies: 30
Views: 11968

Re: TOS or Next Generation?

It is being a bit hard to expect any great depth from any TV series, especially one pitched as "family-friendly". And all brands of Trek (with the possible exception of the infamous "He turned me into a newt! ... I got better" depths plumbed by Voyager ) are considerably more intelligent and though...
by SteveKing
Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: "Recover a black box for the insurers"
Replies: 12
Views: 7269

Re: "Recover a black box for the insurers"

Welcome to the casual ranks of RSS. I think the RSS co-ordinators are all a little reticent before they get to know you. Safety first I suppose :roll: It's hard to impress on them that perhaps you've been flying the charts for a little more than just Lave to Leesti :D
by SteveKing
Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Re: Elite: Dangerous - and the return
Replies: 2075
Views: 425325

Re: Elite: Dangerous - and 'Black Magic'

Cody wrote:Joy unbounded!
And here I was thinking that you were cynical. I'm sure it'll be a suitable paint job for a dark and brooding contrabandista. Might be a bit understated for 'in your face' selfies :P
by SteveKing
Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: 30 years of MS Windows
Replies: 21
Views: 7662

Re: 30 years of MS Windows

I was introduced to Unix early in the 90's, after using Dos in the 80's after getting to play with an early Mac at uni. Unix was 'forced' on me because of a piece of revolutionary 3-D software that was designed for a Silicon Graphics workstation. You learn quick when it's your job :? The piece of so...
by SteveKing
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mossfoot's Tales of Woe...
Replies: 390
Views: 126954

Re: Mossfoot's Tales of Woe...

Echoing Norby's post -

<applause>

"A toast, to another great tale that has graced the forum(s)." <clink> "And for the next one to start." <clink> "May your pen remain inked and your mind continue to collect data for transcription. :)

"Cheers!"
by SteveKing
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Re: Elite: Dangerous - and the return
Replies: 2075
Views: 425325

Re: Elite: Dangerous - and 'Magic Potions'

Risk in Space? I was playing something like that back in '74 - good game! Was that something like 'Imperium', that was what I was playing late in the 70's. It was a 2-player conquest board game where the Federation was just expanding out of Sol and the Imperials (the ancient rulers of the galaxy) w...
by SteveKing
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Name any influential person?
Replies: 24
Views: 9433

Re: Name any influential person?

For the possibility of interpreting the subject a little differently - My Maths teacher in yr8 - a Mr Strickland - who put the fear of the 'dreaded note home to my parents' so I always did my homework and so ended up with a top 30% in the state for maths in yr12. My upper high school chemistry teach...
by SteveKing
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Not so much about Oolite, but about the BB
Replies: 8
Views: 2842

Re: Not so much about Oolite, but about the BB

OK, ta. Looks like a job for one of the IT gurus at the office. Problem is they very rarely have the time :(

As I've mentioned elsewhere, I wish I was a 'puter user, rather that someone who just uses one :roll:
by SteveKing
Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Not so much about Oolite, but about the BB
Replies: 8
Views: 2842

Re: Not so much about Oolite, but about the BB

i may or may not do this at my work ( cough cough) :lol: Yeah... um... as Wildblood says, probably not. Just found out that I've got to go back to FlyIn FlyOut again as well - major bummer. Ok, nothing to do with the BB, perhaps to do with a graphics set-up that may have changed on my laptop? Anyon...
by SteveKing
Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Not so much about Oolite, but about the BB
Replies: 8
Views: 2842

Not so much about Oolite, but about the BB

Hi guys, I've been away for a bit over a month, so not disappeared. Whilst on hols, work rescinded my access to this forum (booo hiss), but inexplicably, my home laptop won't now open up Oolite BB beyond the index page. Sorry if it's in the wrong location, perhaps this should be in Outworld. Anyone ...
by SteveKing
Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Flying Cars! Just in time!
Replies: 43
Views: 12010

Re: Flying Cars! Just in time!

Now, though - because of a change in attitude of some parents - the whole area is closed off to the current generation of kids, who have to remain under constant supervision outside the staffroom window. Because if some child fell off the quarry and broke his arm (or neck, which to be honest was ju...