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by SteveKing
Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Don't Worry, Be Happy - Peppy McFerdilans
Replies: 1
Views: 2766

Don't Worry, Be Happy - Peppy McFerdilans

This is the Milky Way Kid, back with you for another session of the late shift, broadcasting live, even as far as Oresrati, on Lave’s favourite sub-aether comms station ‘Jameson 2084.oo4’. Don’t forget, if you’re in it for the long haul, you can’t go past Galactic SatNav, the must-have software upg...
by SteveKing
Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Fastest route to riches
Replies: 24
Views: 9616

Re: Fastest route to riches

Not totally sure if the other suggestions make this redundant, but to easily find Rock Hermits, you can get a piece of kit called "Rock Hermit Locator". Costs a pretty credit, but the knowing where all Rock Hermits are in any system is a credit boon!
by SteveKing
Fri Jul 31, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Quote of the week!
Replies: 617
Views: 216763

Re: Quote of the week!

There was probably a sense of 'moral' long before the cognitive derivation of god(s). Traditional atheism* is the rejection of religion, if morality existed before religion, as you say, then it existed before atheism. So that morality cannot come from atheism. Humanism =/= atheism. I'll repeat, you...
by SteveKing
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: What would a 'real' spaceship actually look like?
Replies: 100
Views: 31145

Re: What would a 'real' spaceship actually look like?

.... That's why I am so hostile to representative democracy, and no longer afraid to say to so. And hence the previous topic about those allowed to vote![/quote] .... The current economic and political models are luxuries we just can't afford any longer. Most definitely agree! Economically, environ...
by SteveKing
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Walter Palmer, Richard Dawkins
Replies: 21
Views: 8440

Re: Walter Palmer, Richard Dawkins

I like you, Steve, but I'm pretty sure you're out on your own with that reading of both Dawkins' tweet & #WalterPalmer. Are you a "sport hunter" yourself, perchance? No, the only thing I shoot with is a camera (unless I'm eating roots and leaves). But I do think that Dawkins would be disparaging of...
by SteveKing
Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Quote of the week!
Replies: 617
Views: 216763

Re: Quote of the week!

Atheists know that in a universe that is at best uninterested in us and at worst actively inimicable to our existence, we have only each other to rely upon. We know that to care for other humans, to take value in the bonds of society, to work together cooperatively are our best chance to continue a...
by SteveKing
Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Walter Palmer, Richard Dawkins
Replies: 21
Views: 8440

Re: Walter Palmer, Richard Dawkins

Dawkins has tweeted about Walter Palmer, but I'm having trouble parsing his tweet. Is he defending Palmer, or what? ‏@RichardDawkins 5 hours ago Walter Palmer has paid the price & is Feeding Frenzy Witch Of The Week. But all trophy hunters are bad, & elephant & rhino poachers worse. ... The main cr...
by SteveKing
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: What would a 'real' spaceship actually look like?
Replies: 100
Views: 31145

Re: What would a 'real' spaceship actually look like?

Diziet Sma wrote:Heck, one Corporate CEO (I forget who) is even on record as stating that "Slowing the collapse [of Western civilisation] may not be profitable."
And I think that may be about as scary as it gets.
by SteveKing
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The music industry
Replies: 7
Views: 3632

Re: The music industry

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: AAARRRGGHHHH! Not for consumption first thing in the morning. Maybe after a heavy night of drinking if you need to sober up quickly to drive home.

Still, it could be a Eurovis entry :lol:

Quick, bring back Solarnauts.
by SteveKing
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:50 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A question on NPC Galactic Jumps
Replies: 15
Views: 3461

Re: A question on NPC Galactic Jumps

If this wasn't the case, a ship could jump from A to B, then from B to A, then use its own wormhole to return to B again . Bearing in mind that only the initiating ship uses fuel, this could be combined with sufficient "dumb" mass to create permanent semi-stable wormholes between the two systems. W...
by SteveKing
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: What would a 'real' spaceship actually look like?
Replies: 100
Views: 31145

Re: What would a 'real' spaceship actually look like?

Obviously came in a day late, but I totally agree with Cody about the moon ...but I still think the Moon has possibilities as a shipyard. It's far enough away to be safe from 'accidents' that are earth bound, but close enough to be easily accessible from earth. An asteroid can probably be manouvred ...
by SteveKing
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Claymore Mine
Replies: 28
Views: 16431

Re: Claymore Mine

And thirded...x, nope fourthed.

Welcome back Malacandra. And welcome back to the Sidewinder Pro :D
by SteveKing
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: The Feudal States
Replies: 645
Views: 171045

Re: The Feudal States

Although I don't use this oxp, perhaps a simple solution could be just to multiply the odds by 0.1 and add 1. This would reduce 10:1 odds to 2:1 and odds at 2:1 becomes 1.2:1 and more in line with gsagostinho's RL observation. It may not cut out all the farming, but at least it should take 10 times ...
by SteveKing
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: What would a 'real' spaceship actually look like?
Replies: 100
Views: 31145

Re: What would a 'real' spaceship actually look like?

One thing to consider (and has been touched on above) is the framework that holds the thing together. Although materials science will improve and create new alloys/compounds/welds/glues etc. that will be space worthy (strong, light, flexible, radiation resistant and non-porus), any construction join...
by SteveKing
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Hot on the heels of the Clangers...
Replies: 5
Views: 3096

Re: Hot on the heels of the Clangers...

spud42 wrote:Goodie!!!
Shouldn't that be "Good Grief!"

Lets hope it's not a watered down kiddie version. But at least with it may come replays of all the old eps!

That's two of my favourite shows to come back in the one year :D