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by PeZook
2014-07-29 02:06am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Kerbal Space Program, Revisited.
Replies: 587
Views: 155515

Re: Kerbal Space Program, Revisited.

Nowadays, I consider Final Frontier to be essential. It's basically a mod which tracks Kerbal achievements throughout the game, awarding them neat ribbons for things (though it's a bit overzealous until tweaked). Kerbal Interstellar gives a point to setting up outposts on other worlds to use their r...
by PeZook
2014-05-13 07:11am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Standoff in Nevada as Militias "mobilize" to support rancher
Replies: 215
Views: 13733

Re: Standoff in Nevada as Militias "mobilize" to support ran

Best/worst thing is that this entire area is open to people who want to ride their motorized robot horses around, except this one 14 miles stretch of trail which is protected because of its unexplored but significant archeological value. And of course it still pisses them off, because by God, in thi...
by PeZook
2014-05-09 02:20pm
Forum: STGOD role-playing games
Topic: Modern World STGOD Concept
Replies: 1250
Views: 126268

Re: Modern World STGOD Concept

I am currently occupied with the draft but if Pezook and Fin got a general topography of their nations I'll try and add them to the east of Rheinland if they want to. Right now I am thinking of Pezook either being to the immediate east of Rheinland (sharing the general division of steppe/arctic nor...
by PeZook
2014-05-09 08:28am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Imagine 300 has a sequel...
Replies: 53
Views: 3867

Re: Imagine 300 has a sequel...

EatG glorified Nazis in a more subtle way: they were the ones who were fighting properly, were equipped properly and their commanders cared about them (except Ed Harris, who was a dick). All Russian characters were fighting their callous and dumbass chain of command more than the Germans, because Ru...
by PeZook
2014-05-09 03:41am
Forum: STGOD role-playing games
Topic: Modern World STGOD Concept
Replies: 1250
Views: 126268

Re: Modern World STGOD Concept

This is the preliminary writeup of the Federated Holy Republic of Kagaria. It's mostly history, since this is the most relevant. Many many thanks to Siege for some of the critical ideas. Basic information: Second world nation, population of about 70 million. Very religious, theocratic state ran by a...
by PeZook
2014-05-09 02:40am
Forum: STGOD role-playing games
Topic: Modern World STGOD Concept
Replies: 1250
Views: 126268

Re: Modern World STGOD Concept

Pezook, Fin (especially if the latter is playing a sort of Byzantine empire again) might you be willing to move to the east of Rheinland? We can make mountain ranges to prevent an invasion in and from Rheinland and it would make sense history wise. Especially if one of you has massive tundra. Maybe...
by PeZook
2014-05-08 06:19pm
Forum: STGOD role-playing games
Topic: Modern World STGOD Concept
Replies: 1250
Views: 126268

Re: Modern World STGOD Concept

I fully intend to post information about my proposed country shortly, I just want it to be reasonably presentable and organized before I do. Just so that people have an idea: it will be an Iran-styled Catholic theocracy with strong mongol/cossack undertones and trappings, locked in a doctrinal confl...
by PeZook
2014-05-08 06:10pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Kerbal Space Program, Revisited.
Replies: 587
Views: 155515

Re: Kerbal Space Program, Revisited.

Yeah, the KSP Interstellar mod has heat management as part of its vastly expanded power/propulsion mechanic (basically: all advanced super-propulsion systems have to be managed, and it includes dumping heat as well as managing fuel)

The radiators look pretty cool when unfolded, too.
by PeZook
2014-05-08 05:04pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Kerbal Space Program, Revisited.
Replies: 587
Views: 155515

Re: Kerbal Space Program, Revisited.

And since we're bragging:

Image

Antimatter powered interstellar ship, with an onboard lab and only one lander, but an awesome one with 8000 isp, allowing it to do MULTIPLE landing missions on one tank of fuel.
by PeZook
2014-05-08 02:16pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Kerbal Space Program, Revisited.
Replies: 587
Views: 155515

Re: Kerbal Space Program, Revisited.

And frankly, certain maneuvers get really stale in the more complex missions. Your mileage may vary, but for me doing twenty samey launches/dockings to build something large in orbit is just ugh, so I just overengineer the mother, load it with monopropellant and let Mechjeb do the honors.
by PeZook
2014-05-08 03:45am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Kerbal Space Program, Revisited.
Replies: 587
Views: 155515

Re: Kerbal Space Program, Revisited.

Just use Mechjeb. Its data readouts make rendezvous, and thus docking, much less headachetastic even if you don't care about the autopilot functions.
by PeZook
2014-05-06 06:19am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Kerbal Space Program, Revisited.
Replies: 587
Views: 155515

Re: Kerbal Space Program, Revisited.

It's kinda cheat-y, though. There's a mod, KSP Interstellar, which gives a lot more interesting mechanics for nuke propulsion (ie. reactor management is a thing)
by PeZook
2014-04-15 05:15am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Kerbal Space Program, Revisited.
Replies: 587
Views: 155515

Re: Kerbal Space Program, Revisited.

I got back into KSP recently with all the changes and career mode. Now I've re-learned so much about how to make the most of my Delta-V. (Remember kids, retrograde burn at apopsis drops you back to Kerbin CHEAP) Minmus remains the most fun thing you can easily get to. I'm building newer and more te...
by PeZook
2014-02-14 04:09am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: NASA accepting proposal for lunar mining
Replies: 36
Views: 2998

Re: NASA accepting proposal for lunar mining

Thing is, space is actually cheaper, relatively to the world's economy, than most people realize, especially if we consider it in timeframes of several decades. Apollo cost 120 billion over 14 years, or 8.5 billion per year and, discounting test launches, got around 1300 tons of stuff into orbit. Th...
by PeZook
2014-01-29 03:35am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Mysterious Rock on Mars looks like Jelly Donut
Replies: 11
Views: 1919

Re: Mysterious Rock on Mars looks like Jelly Donut

It's one of the rocks Martian teenagers are throwing at the rover.
by PeZook
2014-01-27 06:04am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Ukraine thread -
Replies: 65
Views: 4591

Re: Ukraine thread -

Perhaps Poland, the Czech Republic or other Eastern European nations can provide do's and don't's on how to manage such a transition. We still have no idea how we didn't collapse into total anarchy. People pretend they know, but the explanations are often contradictory. We're quite eager to share i...
by PeZook
2014-01-11 08:53am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Taiwan's new Special Forces uniforms
Replies: 18
Views: 3283

Re: Taiwan's new Special Forces uniforms

It's not like they graft the mask onto the soldier's face. Most of the time they'll be just...not worn, it's propably designed to be used by people in particular danger of being shot in the face, like the point man in room clearing or something. The rest of the guys will just wear balaclavas if at a...
by PeZook
2014-01-07 05:39am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Michael Gove Makes Excuses For The First World War
Replies: 37
Views: 2365

Re: Michael Gove Makes Excuses For The First World War

Germany tried a ceasefire at the end of 1916. Woodrow Wilson then mucked it up with incompetent meddling, then the Allies stated demands which practically amounted to Versailles at an earlier time, which Germany then rejected. Yup. They should've just signed the damn ceasefire and be done with it, ...
by PeZook
2014-01-07 04:25am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Michael Gove Makes Excuses For The First World War
Replies: 37
Views: 2365

Re: Michael Gove Makes Excuses For The First World War

The Somme offensive took place mid-1916 though. I'm not a big WW1 strategy buff but I do know that by that point the war had been going on for two years and by that time literally millions of French, Russians and British (not to mention German, Ottoman, Austria–Hungarian, etc.) soldiers had died. F...
by PeZook
2014-01-04 04:17am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is Moffat simply lazy or does he suck?
Replies: 48
Views: 3877

Re: Is Moffat simply lazy or does he suck?

We call them jurors because they don't do this full time. But yeah, it's probably a translation thing.
by PeZook
2014-01-04 02:41am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is Moffat simply lazy or does he suck?
Replies: 48
Views: 3877

Re: Is Moffat simply lazy or does he suck?

Is there any other countries in Europe that has a jury system? Poland kinda sorta has. First-circuit courts have a judge team composed of one professional judge and two civilian jurors from a corps that is elected in local electionsm, for a four-year term (in serious criminal cases the numbers are ...
by PeZook
2013-12-20 03:45am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: China Successfully Lands Probe, Rover on the Moon
Replies: 48
Views: 4742

Re: China Successfully Lands Probe, Rover on the Moon

Ah, so you're concerned about the public perception of unmanned missions? Well, I actually think NASA has gotten pretty good at promoting its unmanned missions. Witness all the people who went to Times Square to watch MSL land despite it happening at some ungodly morning hours in the US. They have a...
by PeZook
2013-12-19 04:43am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: China Successfully Lands Probe, Rover on the Moon
Replies: 48
Views: 4742

Re: China Successfully Lands Probe, Rover on the Moon

I really wouldn't call probes a black hole. The data collected by MSL alone is going to be absolutely invaluable during a manned Mars mission, for example, to say nothing of what we have already learned about Mars and its past. They're also relatively cheap, compared to manned spaceflight, although ...
by PeZook
2013-12-14 04:38pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Modern Shooters Played Out (CoD)
Replies: 128
Views: 9459

Re: Modern Shooters Played Out (CoD)

Modern Warfare never answers whether anybody gives a fuck about killing Makarov anymore, whether it is going to undo the damage caused so far or whether it even has the potential to stop future damage, but it's what the protagonist wants so the world be damned, he'll get it. Spec Ops points out tha...
by PeZook
2013-11-21 03:13am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The first female Marines ever to complete infantry training
Replies: 52
Views: 4410

Re: The first female Marines ever to complete infantry train

I would assume that modern soldiers are on average much more skilled and capable, ignoring technological differences. Stalingrad veterans went through hell, that does that mean they were great individual soldiers. Modern soldiers have the benefit of better diets, better training and education. They...