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by Kulantan
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:08 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Doctor Whom
Replies: 4990
Views: 771094

Re: Doctor Whom

then there was last season when blowing up the Taris would blow up all everything. Whatever. Well this time the Tardis did do some kinda fail safe thing. It might have been retrofitted not to blow up reality or whatever exploded it last time could have overridden the fail safes. But it did cause th...
by Kulantan
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Homeworld
Replies: 66
Views: 20597

Re: Homeworld

With all this talk of maybe a sequel it is probably worth mentioning Hardware: Shipbreakers . This looks to be a land based thing that is kinda Homeworldy made by lots of people responsible for the original Homeworld. The art style is exceedingly Homeworld-like. I'm tentatively exited about this but...
by Kulantan
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343214

Re: Kerbal Space Program

The answer is that you'll need to use larger segments and therefore less docking ports or use quantum struts. The docking ports just are too wobbly most of the time if you building large things with lots of torque or structures with lots of docking connections. Quantum struts work quite well to prev...
by Kulantan
Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:07 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343214

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Has anyone else built a nuclear tug (or any type of tug) that pulls rather than pushes. I just tried one out to help with wobble, it did help a bit (if I didn't try and steer). But it also reduced the speed I got out of tug. I had double the number of engines that got me single digit acceleration wi...
by Kulantan
Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Foreclosure fraud settlement manages to get even worse...
Replies: 27
Views: 5661

Re: Foreclosure fraud settlement manages to get even worse..

So the settlement has settled and the payments are being made. But of course this tale of foul and malignant shittery wan't going to cease at the reviews. I bring you new horrors from the settlement. The party responsible for dealing with the payments (a firm called Rust Consulting) has't got enough...
by Kulantan
Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Guantanamo Hunger Strike
Replies: 50
Views: 9497

Re: Guantanamo Hunger Strike

A lot of them are probably Syrian, which presents a problem. But you're right, in the mean time they shouldn't be stuck in detention if they've been cleared. 86 of the remaining detainees have been cleared for release, 56 of those are Yemeni. Only four of the detainees at Guantánamo are Syrian. Has...
by Kulantan
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:39 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man arrested because his phone could be a weapon
Replies: 27
Views: 6221

Re: Man arrested because his phone could be a weapon

If you aren't naked you have something on you that might be a weapon. If you're naked then you've violated public decency laws.
by Kulantan
Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA plans to rassle an asteroid
Replies: 87
Views: 10155

Re: NASA plans to rassle an asteroid

Or a launch loop.
by Kulantan
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 48% Of People Accept Being Assigned New Beliefs
Replies: 38
Views: 7270

Re: 48% Of People Accept Being Assigned New Beliefs

I don't believe this study and neither do the rest of you.
by Kulantan
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 655913

Re: EVE Online

Mordus wrote:I understand the heartache of losing a Titan, but I imagine it will be harder to capture than to just destroy it.


Hang on, what? Can Dust folk do stuff to player owned Titans...

How does that work?

I haven't been following dust closely because of it fatal flaw, it isn't on PC.
by Kulantan
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: CFAA draft would make ToS violations a felony
Replies: 19
Views: 4976

Re: CFAA draft would make ToS violations a felony

TheGrammarBolshevik wrote:Yes. Does anyone have an analysis of the bill that is from a lawyer and not a journalist?

This guy is a law professor.
by Kulantan
Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343214

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Well you could, but I was merely using it to do a quick mission to Minmus without caring about landing site. So once I had an encounter with Minmus I just did a small correction to hit the it rather than pass by. No need to worry about inclination.
by Kulantan
Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343214

Re: Kerbal Space Program

It's just a way of rendezvousing with a planet if you're already in it's orbit. Oh, that is clever. One great thing about it is that it doesn't care about inclination. You just have to do the first burn at the ascending or descending node and you'll always get a encounter without worrying about inc...
by Kulantan
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343214

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Aerobraking is ridiculously good. I just did a mission to Laythe using Jool to areobrake. Burning from LKO I only used around one FL-T800 (the largest of the small diameter tanks) to do the whole thing. Of course that is with no means to return, but I saved so much fuel by letting Jool's atmosphere ...
by Kulantan
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Carolina bill to eliminate secularism
Replies: 83
Views: 8488

Re: North Carolina bill to eliminate secularism

If you look at the history of the thing, it took quite a while for incorporation to happen. In fact early cases were decided against incorporation. I wouldn't want to go into court with my argument based on the idea that the the constitutional rights don't need to be respected by the states, but it ...
by Kulantan
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Carolina bill to eliminate secularism
Replies: 83
Views: 8488

Re: North Carolina bill to eliminate secularism

Unless I'm very much mistaken, that isn't a 'constitutional implication' so much as something that it says right there in the constitution in exactly the same words. It only says "Congress". It is interpreted to apply to states because of the incorporation doctrine as Carnildo pointed out...
by Kulantan
Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Carolina bill to eliminate secularism
Replies: 83
Views: 8488

Re: North Carolina bill to eliminate secularism

Because prayer in schools would stop school shootings.
by Kulantan
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cyprus Bailout: Wealth Tax, Bank Runs on the Horizon
Replies: 111
Views: 12260

Re: Cyprus Bailout: Wealth Tax, Bank Runs on the Horizon

An interesting look at the net bailout money flow between Cyprus and the rest of the EU. According to this article Cyprus' bailout interactions could be functionally be a negative amount up to €-7.5 billion Euros. Even if you disagree with including the Greek Government debt write offs and Cypriot o...
by Kulantan
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Carolina bill to eliminate secularism
Replies: 83
Views: 8488

Re: North Carolina bill to eliminate secularism

I wonder if it would be possible to convince people that this was an attempt by the Muslim atheist President to brain wash everyone's children by establishing a state religion.
by Kulantan
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343214

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Yep, that works perfectly. The little rovers are actually really nice to drive with docking mode active. Every time I've dropped them from the lander with the gear down they have ended up the right way up. It is one of the things I made sure of when designing and testing them. So far I've only tried...
by Kulantan
Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343214

Re: Kerbal Space Program

So I built a couple of rovers. The problem is that all of the kerbal carrying capsules make rovers that are a little too big to be secondary ships even for the largest landers. So I built this: (KSP) Munar Minimal Rover.PNG Instead of being held inside a capsule the kerbals hold onto ladders...
by Kulantan
Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So Planetside 2 is free
Replies: 88
Views: 14940

Re: So Planetside 2 is free

Speaking of the ESLs, Higby shows them off in this video . Apparently in internal testing right now, the Phoenix missile can be shot down, though it's extremely difficult Apparently it is an air vehicle so bursters burst when near it. So it should be possible to shoot down a good number of them if y...
by Kulantan
Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cyprus Bailout: Wealth Tax, Bank Runs on the Horizon
Replies: 111
Views: 12260

Re: Cyprus Bailout: Wealth Tax, Bank Runs on the Horizon

I'm for raising taxes frankly, but taxing bank deposits is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Yep same. But there is a coherent reason to do it in the case of Cyprus. The reason they need to bailout the banks is because they lack the liquidity required to run properly. A big part of that is that th...
by Kulantan
Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cyprus Bailout: Wealth Tax, Bank Runs on the Horizon
Replies: 111
Views: 12260

Re: Cyprus Bailout: Wealth Tax, Bank Runs on the Horizon

I'm pretty sure that a deposit tax would cause major harm to confidence in the banking system. I wouldn't be surprised to see a large bank run with the money going to Switzerland and Mattressland depending on socioeconomic class. In fact I'm willing to bet that upwards of 20% of deposits in Cyprus w...
by Kulantan
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So Planetside 2 is free
Replies: 88
Views: 14940

Re: So Planetside 2 is free

-C4 bricks will now despawn when the person who placed them dies. That means no more kamikaze-placement of a couple bricks and getting shot before you can use them, then respawning and pushing the button. Apparently they only despawn when you respawn. This mean it is possible to have them set off a...
by Kulantan
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343214

Re: Kerbal Space Program

I'm almost looking forward to a better model. The current air resistance modelling favours asparagus staging. Asparagus staging makes the rocket wider and more stable/less wobbly due to the ease of strut placement. More realistic modelling would mean longer thinner rockets which would wobble like ma...
by Kulantan
Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343214

Re: Kerbal Space Program

The Ares mining/refuelling/command station assembled above Kerbin: (KSP) Ares.PNG Comprised of the one interplanetary engine stage, one multiple connection docking structure, two survey satellites and one mining lander. The Ares was assembled in LKO during 6 missions. The Ares has only one f...
by Kulantan
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343214

Re: Kerbal Space Program

I hope they implement 'things to be deployed on other planets', like fuel generators and the like. That'd be really neat. I highly recommend the kethane mod. It allows you to drill for 'kethane" which can be converted into liquid fuel, oxidiser and mono propellant (as well as used directly by ...
by Kulantan
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343214

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Also, I wish the game had a copy-paste function so I could just plug my standard orbital rocket under things. Holding alt and clicking a part will copy everything below it in the tree. But it doesn't save it so you can't copy and paste from different ships. I would suggest building a standard lifte...
by Kulantan
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343214

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Getting to the Mun is far far easier than docking. Hell, getting to Duna is pretty simple* compared to docking.

*One full FL-T800 fuel tank with nuclear engine in LKO is enough to get a small payload to LDO.
by Kulantan
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343214

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Getting in to orbit has to be the first step. Make sure you know how (gravity turns, burning with the rotation, ect). Once you can do moderately well, install MechJeb and set the auto-pilot to get your craft to orbit. Watch it and use MechJeb as a guide to teach yourself how to do orbits really well...
by Kulantan
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343214

Re: Kerbal Space Program

So came back to the game yesterday (I hadn't played since 0.15). I just achieved my first docking in orbit around Kerbin. The maneuver node thing makes everything so much easier. I can't imagine doing this kind of stuff in the "nav-ball only" days.

Also, SlyReaper are you a wizard?
by Kulantan
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Delayed Justice (US sues S&P)
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: Delayed Justice (US sues S&P)

A more in-depth look at what is going on here: I know cynicism-hardened Naked Capitalism readers will expect the answer to the question in the headline to be “no”. But based on a summary of the filing at Bloomberg (and having conferred with lawyers on this beat), the answer looks more like “...
by Kulantan
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Delayed Justice (US sues S&P)
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: Delayed Justice (US sues S&P)

I'm not sure the definition of justice extends to a civil case with no possibility of prison sentences for blatant fraud. Plus this seems to my cynicism to be A) an attempt to shift blame away from the banks while being seen to be doing something about the CDO fraud and B) an attempt to have leverag...
by Kulantan
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So Planetside 2 is free
Replies: 88
Views: 14940

Re: So Planetside 2 is free

They have fixed everything they well and truly broke in the updates Well except for the frame stutter stuff, which they are still working on. Oh and there appears to be some bug with acquisition timers. Plus that bug where you die if you drop lightly on to a vehicle. There is also the vehicle handl...
by Kulantan
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Foreclosure fraud settlement manages to get even worse...
Replies: 27
Views: 5661

Re: Foreclosure fraud settlement manages to get even worse..

Update: so the website from the OP link has a series of posts up now detailing what went on during the supposedly independent investigation by Promontory into Bank of America's foreclosures. It is all very well evidenced and excruciatingly detailed due to a number of whistleblowers who have come for...
by Kulantan
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So Planetside 2 is free
Replies: 88
Views: 14940

Re: So Planetside 2 is free

Not that I'm aware of. The official forum does have a recruiting section split by server. You might be able to find a group you like there. If you happen to be NC on Briggs the outfit I'm in is still recruiting.
by Kulantan
Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So Planetside 2 is free
Replies: 88
Views: 14940

Re: So Planetside 2 is free

My outfit has a guy who uses his lib solo to dogfight ESFs. Tank buster and High-G. He pretty much wrecks anything but a coordinated 3+ group of ESFs. We also took took 3 Libs (high-g, afterburners and zephyrs) on a killing spree one night. With no other coordinated support we racked up 1500 kills b...
by Kulantan
Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So Planetside 2 is free
Replies: 88
Views: 14940

Re: So Planetside 2 is free

Different Playstyle then... I never use the scope to hunt down targets. Once I arrived at a safe sniper spot, I keep spamming Q all over the screen until red circle shows up, and then zoom in for the headshot. Yes the Zoom does limit your vision quite a bit, but with Q Spam you really never have to...

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