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Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:32 am

... you really do need to have a unique game feature if you are going to be asking money for the game, especially a space trading game on the PC as you have that ten ton gorilla sat in the corner known as Oolite which is free.

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Capt. Murphy » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:37 am

Nice... :) - any chance of a link to the source?
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Smivs » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:38 am

Where is that from?
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:40 am

It's from a thread on SSC... the guy has some very interesting cockpit stuff going-on.

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Diziet Sma » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:30 pm

Nice to see SSC still going strong.. must pop in some time..

Also nice to see we have a very capable Naval Attaché stationed there.. :D
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:07 pm

Diziet Sma wrote:Also nice to see we have a very capable Naval Attaché stationed there
I blame PAG for that! Mostly, the job involves posting pics in the Oolite subforum, and sneaking some quality music and other fluff into the Pioneer subforum.
I'm almost tempted to take up playing Pioneer, purely so I can drive its devs crazy with dumb-pilot questions... but I won't!

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Tue May 08, 2012 11:39 pm

Well with Pioneer and Oolite what else do you need? One hardcore space sim and one badass space game!

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Coyote » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:56 pm

'I'm gonna be a goody two shoes like Coyote in the Drew Wagers Rebecca series.'
Que?
¿Dónde está la cerveza?

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by drew » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:27 pm

Coyote wrote:
'I'm gonna be a goody two shoes like Coyote in the Drew Wagers Rebecca series.'
Que?
Whom is this Drew Wager of which you speak? And the The Rebecca Series, where can I find it? :lol:

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:33 pm

<scratches head> What next... that Wade Garew is evil?

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:34 am

... the pendulum ends up pointing upward - an unstable situation, but one from which the pendulum can explore a wider variety of positions.
My brain hurts!

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Geraldine » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:14 pm

Cody wrote:I'm almost tempted to take up playing Pioneer, purely so I can drive its devs crazy with dumb-pilot questions... but I won't!
:( Awwwwwwwww why not Cody? :lol:
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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by cim » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:06 pm

Cody wrote:
... the pendulum ends up pointing upward - an unstable situation, but one from which the pendulum can explore a wider variety of positions.
My brain hurts!
Nonsense wrapped in jargon will do that. I made the mistake of looking up the original paper in case the BBC had completely misunderstood it ... and, well, for once they've made a decent summary of the important points.

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Selezen » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:23 pm

Here's a self-quote, which was interestingly proved correct only today on the Frontier forum.

"The higher the average IQ in a community, the more likely it is that chaos will ensue".

The rationale:
Intelligent people have opinions. The higher their intelligence then the more they value their own opinions and the more likely they are to defend those opinions in the face of the opinions of other people. Hence they will argue that their opinion is correct even in the face of other opinions that may agree with 99% of their own opinion.

Now if everyone in the discussion has the same or similar level of intelligence, the more likely they in turn will have an ego about it, thus perpetuating the argument ad infinitum.

And thus explaining why I was thrown off Mensa's forums for being a ****. ;-)

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Re: Quote of the week!

Post by Cody » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:37 pm

Selezen wrote:"The higher the average IQ in a community, the more likely it is that chaos will ensue".
Hmm... which says what about this mostly chaos-free forum that we frequent here?

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