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by SteveKing
Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Idiots allowed to vote.
Replies: 122
Views: 37167

Re: Idiots allowed to vote.

The difficulties with this sort of society is that they are inherently inefficient in some ways - not maximising the potential of the local resources and having to leave the (renewable) resources idle for a period of time to allow them to recover. With these inefficiencies, there is a size/sustaina...
by SteveKing
Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Idiots allowed to vote.
Replies: 122
Views: 37167

Re: Idiots allowed to vote.

As far as I can understand you at all, you're arguing that "democracies" are better than other societies because the're less warlike in your estimation, and you're dismissing all real world examples of war-mongering democracies as not real democracies in your opinion. I think that this is the crux ...
by SteveKing
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Idiots allowed to vote.
Replies: 122
Views: 37167

Re: Idiots allowed to vote.

Incidentally, some of the best kinds of anarchy stayed that way for hundreds of thousands of years.. until a kind of mental illness took hold of some people, back around the time of the First Agricultural Revolution. Are these the kind of anarchical societies that basically revolve around survival ...
by SteveKing
Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Re: Elite: Dangerous - and the return
Replies: 2075
Views: 425258

Re: Elite: Dangerous - and other stuff!

Could this be a good thing? I don't disagree... you can hear the 'but' though: CQC sounds a bit like gladatorial contest - the equivalent of boxing. Therefore makes sense to it being a potential 'career'. It might dilute the instances of 'griefing' a bit, but the griefer mentality is to take out un...
by SteveKing
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Quote of the week!
Replies: 617
Views: 217231

Re: Quote of the week!

Smivs quoting BBC wrote:BBC3 possibly becoming on-line only as a cost-saving measure
It's interesting to consider that (the generic) they imply transmission of a signal via aerial is more expensive than through wire or optic fibre buried in the ground.
by SteveKing
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Split: Cargo and Parcel System Issues
Replies: 21
Views: 7981

Re: Split: Cargo and Parcel System Issues

custom build things like a gold plated hyperdrive Yep, want me one of those! Perhaps the 'Special' contracts attract bigger risk to make you think twice about accepting them. I think this is stretching to oxp territory - sounds a bit like New_Cargoes.oxp Tightening up the parcel/cargo delivery syst...
by SteveKing
Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mossfoot's Tales of Woe...
Replies: 390
Views: 126940

Re: Mossfoot's Tales of Woe...

Looking on the brighter side Violet, you've got a little more time to shore up your story for when MF comes to :mrgreen: We're rootin' for you both.

btw, hope the cat made it (or was it safely ensconced back at a station)?
by SteveKing
Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Re: Elite: Dangerous - and the return
Replies: 2075
Views: 425258

Re: Elite: Dangerous - and other stuff!

I agree with Clym - “Something has to give… That said if you were going to eventually introduce subs then one of the best ways to do so is to enhance the value of the individuals digital investment” I look at it this way; business software often has a maintenance agreement/fee chargeable annually fo...
by SteveKing
Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Take the Solarnauts challenge!
Replies: 42
Views: 14965

Re: Take the Solarnauts challenge!

I left in '72, but don't remember it at all (perhaps a bit too young?!

Love the fancy fridge magnets!

Too fast paced for me :mrgreen:
by SteveKing
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Mossfoot's Tales of Woe...
Replies: 390
Views: 126940

Re: Mossfoot's Tales of Woe...

mossfoot wrote:“Say hello to the Dyson Sweeper.”
What's wrong with the "Edgar Hoover" :mrgreen:

...Oh wait, that would be a Fed name :wink:
by SteveKing
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: A moral dilemma
Replies: 26
Views: 10215

Re: A moral dilemma

So: - Richard Dawkins is one of the four most famous people named Richard in the history of the world!? In the history of the interweb! No mention of Richard I 'The Lionheart' :roll:, Nixon, Attenborough, Wagner (and given WBs current 'when' you'd think that Richard Burton would be up there, though...
by SteveKing
Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tales from the spacelanes...
Replies: 1308
Views: 332601

Re: Tales from the spacelanes...

My Commander Hennessey arrived in the relatively quiet system of Solageon in Galcentre G1 and chugged off to the local rock hermit and mining site to trade some much needed machinery for the hermit’s accumulation of PM’s and gems; surprise, surprise, he just happens to be harbouring the local pirate...
by SteveKing
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Whiling Away The Days
Replies: 15
Views: 7343

Re: Whiling Away The Days

And as for that, it looks a bit uncertain as I really don't know what I'd like to do. I was thinking of maybe becoming a librarian, as I love books and libraries. Since I have high marks in all my subjects I could pretty much do any profession, but I haven't found my calling yet. As for high school...
by SteveKing
Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Secondary markets
Replies: 48
Views: 17967

Re: Secondary markets

I’m a +1 for secondary markets. That’s a simple comment to make :D Where – I’m from the ‘It doesn’t really matter where they are’ camp. At secondary planets seems fairly sensible, but I would not necessarily think that at every secondary planet should have one. Casinos, bars, con-stores, RRS, hermit...
by SteveKing
Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Cheers to Cody
Replies: 18
Views: 8296

Re: Cheers to Cody

And from me as well, congrats.
Cody wrote:You mean a bit fluffy! <sniggers>
But also not compromised your principals (and continued to smile, perhaps sometimes through gritted teeth :twisted: ) :mrgreen: