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by Disembodied
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: An interstellar visitor
Replies: 17
Views: 5513

Re: An interstellar visitor

Auric Goldfinger wrote:Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action.
by Disembodied
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Welcome to the Anthropocene Epoch!
Replies: 11
Views: 3544

Re: Welcome to the Anthropocene Epoch!

Capitalism is a pyramid scheme: it depends on constant growth. It's not surprising that a couple of billionaires are worried about a fall in the number of potential consumers - even though it should be obvious that constant growth is not possible within a finite system.
by Disembodied
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Quote of the week!
Replies: 612
Views: 213186

Re: Quote of the week!

Employees connect nuclear plant to the internet so they can mine cryptocurrency
by Disembodied
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Replies: 1065
Views: 280395

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Hi skyace65, welcome to the boards! Feel free to ask for any help and advice if you need it - it's the friendliest place this side of Riedquat, or your pizza is free …
by Disembodied
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 281-and-a-half TRILLION galaxies...
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: 281-and-a-half TRILLION galaxies...

It also meant they only had to check eight galaxies to make sure they had workable layouts, and to make sure none of the planets had inadvertently naughty names … "I remember thinking it was very wasteful," Braben says. "You'd type in a number, a birthday or something, and see what galaxy that came ...
by Disembodied
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Quote of the week!
Replies: 612
Views: 213186

Re: Quote of the week!

Kelly Brook's ex-Gladiator boyfriend pleads guilty to crashing van full of dead badgers into bus stop while working as driver in government cull
This is apparently 5 years old, so hardly counts as "of the week". But it is the first I've heard of it, so …
by Disembodied
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Commies.oxp (v2.07)
Replies: 142
Views: 78019

Re: Commies.oxp (v2.07)

This one gets my vote:
GearsNSuch wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:25 pm
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It has an affinity with the similarly front-heavy Moray Starboat - it would be good to see another ship with this characteristic!
by Disembodied
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4894
Views: 584149

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Listeners Walter de la Mare ‘Is there anybody there?’ said the Traveller, Knocking on the moonlit door; And his horse in the silence champed the grasses Of the forest’s ferny floor: And a bird flew up out of the turret, Above the Traveller’s head: And he smote upon the door again a second time; ...
by Disembodied
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Reporting spam
Replies: 4887
Views: 537351

Re: Reporting spam

Item of slight interest to spamwatchers: there seems to be a new naming protocol for spam accounts kicking about. The good old "First-name-followed-by-three-random-letters" is still very much current, of course, but there appears to be a new one which uses little Danish phrases, all in lower case an...
by Disembodied
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Two remarkable dates
Replies: 10
Views: 1359

Re: Two remarkable dates

Cody wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:15 am
Moon hoax? Obligatory vid...
Also this one!
by Disembodied
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: (WIP) Hermitage
Replies: 26
Views: 3281

Re: (WIP) Hermitage

Is it worth considering a kind of career/development path for a player-owned Rock Hermit? Beginning with, presumably, mining camp: a basic setup that produces a small trickle of income offset by some basic operational costs. With hard work and a bit of luck (a gems/precious metals strike, say, or ev...
by Disembodied
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Two remarkable dates
Replies: 10
Views: 1359

Re: Two remarkable dates

stranger wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:19 am
And I don't understand reasons to leave on Moon unigue Hasselblad cameras - valuable artifacts for any space history museum too.
I think that was probably to save weight: they wanted to bring as many rock samples as possible back with them, so they had to leave stuff behind. Every gram counts.
by Disembodied
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4894
Views: 584149

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

It's not really what the book is about, so I don't know if it counts, but The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy begins with the Earth being destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass.
by Disembodied
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: A Humble Suggestion/Question
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Re: A Humble Suggestion/Question

Hi iGregory, welcome to the boards! It's an interesting suggestion … as to whether it's possible or not, you'll have to wait for one of the clever people to come along, but I've always been surprised by just what is possible in this game. In terms of gameplay, it might be necessary to allow for diff...
by Disembodied
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Right on, Commanders
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Right on, Commanders

People may already be aware of this, but I didn't see it until today. A very sad story, but I have nothing but admiration for all those involved - and especially for Drew. https://www.theguardian.com/games/2019/jul/04/how-a-video-game-community-filled-my-nephews-final-days-with-happiness-elite-dange...