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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Next Week
May 15, 2022, 01:23
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Next Week May 15, 2022, 01:23
May 15, 2022, 01:23
 
Steele Johnson wrote on May 14, 2022, 23:42:
Has anyone here on Blue's ever try to fly one of those massive cargo ships?

Flying the Carrack is fun. Flying the A2, C2 or M2 Hercules is actually not too bad, either. I even landed in a Lorville hangar without using the external camera, first time, using keyboard and mouse. Can't comment on HOTAS as, while I have the equipment, I haven't bothered reaching under the desk to mount them.

Oh yeah, running Star Citizen on an RX 480 4GB at 1920x1080 can be a chore, especially on Hurston and microTech.
Other than that, and a few bugs here and there, I get enjoyment from playing by myself or with folks in parties.

Dan =0)

SC: Zmrzlskrz
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Re: Apple MagSafe Batter Pack Now Does 7.5W Charging When Unplugged.
Apr 22, 2022, 00:52
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Re: Apple MagSafe Batter Pack Now Does 7.5W Charging When Unplugged. Apr 22, 2022, 00:52
Apr 22, 2022, 00:52
 
Apple MagSafe Batter Pack Now Does 7.5W Charging When Unplugged.
Better batter for Apple ARM?
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Re: OotB: PAX!
Apr 21, 2022, 17:58
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Re: OotB: PAX! Apr 21, 2022, 17:58
Apr 21, 2022, 17:58
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 21, 2022, 17:34:
Dan =0) wrote on Apr 21, 2022, 16:12:
Jupiter’s moon Europa may have water where life could exist, say scientists
ALL THESE PLANETS ARE YOURS EXCEPT EUROPA. ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE.
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In other news, I tested positive for COVID late last night on an at-home test. Joy.
Did you test because you were feeling sick?
If you felt sick, what were your symptoms.

I hope this passes quickly and leaves no lasting effects.
Please keep us posted, drink lot’s of fluids and take care of yourself.

Thank you!

Yes - I did test because of that, and that I'd been around a group of folks for an extended period this weekend.
Started with headache, sore throat, stuffy/runny nose. Headache gone, replaced by a low-grade fever, with the throat and nose condition remaining, so far.

As to fluid intake, due to other medical conditions, I am on a fluid restriction, so can only really take in so much.
Otherwise, managing as I can.
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Re: OotB: PAX!
Apr 21, 2022, 16:12
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Re: OotB: PAX! Apr 21, 2022, 16:12
Apr 21, 2022, 16:12
 
Jupiter’s moon Europa may have water where life could exist, say scientists

ALL THESE PLANETS ARE YOURS EXCEPT EUROPA. ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE.
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In other news, I tested positive for COVID late last night on an at-home test. Joy.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Mar 11, 2022, 12:13
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Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 11, 2022, 12:13
Mar 11, 2022, 12:13
 
Oh yeah, my ship Purple Porpoise XL, PP-787

Yes, I did it as a joke initially, but it stuck, and there were a lot of journeys had through the stars with her.

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Re: Evening Consolidation
Mar 11, 2022, 11:56
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Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 11, 2022, 11:56
Mar 11, 2022, 11:56
 
For what I'd done in the game (PC), there were few issues. Mostly just travelling and sight-seeing, with some combat here and there. And doing the Sirius Atmospheric Beacon passenger run a lot from Robigo.

High points:

- Made it to Sagittarius A* (the long way - no neutron star highway) and Colonia, then returned to the bubble.
- Collector achievement unlocked - own at least one of every ship.
- Get my CMDR name attached to a handful of planets and systems
- Reach nearly 1B credits

Low points:
- No console crossplay with friends (and for Odyssey, no console version whatsoever)
- No ship interiors
- Very slow development movement with bad communication from the top
- Didn't seem to have much of an overt story arc to engage with if desired
- Some of the on-planet bases bogged down my system.
- Various credit / crime & punishment accounting bugs and glitches that resolved after shutting down and restarting the game

I enjoyed the game despite its flaws, but, cumulatively, this leaves a foul taste in the mouth.

Purple Porpoise XL, thank you for the journeys. o7

(Note: I may still slip in from time to time, though honestly I haven't played in over a month two months, now.)

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Re: Epic Games Acquires Bandcamp
Mar 3, 2022, 14:38
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Re: Epic Games Acquires Bandcamp Mar 3, 2022, 14:38
Mar 3, 2022, 14:38
 
I'm on bandcamp (though I don't advertise myself much music-wise) - but yes, this is just putting me in catastrophisation mode and prompts me to remove everything I have from there - at the least, I am thinking, what if the acquisition entails having Epic taking rights ownership of all content on the site, including songs uploaded by bands and musicians? That would be extreme, but it crossed my mind.

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Re: Star Citizen Roadmap Scaled Back
Feb 3, 2022, 12:19
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Re: Star Citizen Roadmap Scaled Back Feb 3, 2022, 12:19
Feb 3, 2022, 12:19
 
I saw a video from Morphologis a little while ago which goes into this from his perspective.

In short: Acknowledging a clearer roadmap is what people need, having deadlines and / or other constraints *cough* funding *cough* is what CIG needs to have the pressure to take all of this to completion. Otherwise, even if the company is actually making progress behind the scenes, people like to see transparency.
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Re: RIP Lo Wang
Jan 31, 2022, 15:07
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Re: RIP Lo Wang Jan 31, 2022, 15:07
Jan 31, 2022, 15:07
 
RIP Sigh. Maybe if I close eyes it go away.
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Re: OotB: Happy Birthday Frans!
Jan 8, 2022, 15:37
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Re: OotB: Happy Birthday Frans! Jan 8, 2022, 15:37
Jan 8, 2022, 15:37
 
Happy mirthday, Frans! Thank you for all the work you do with Blue's News!
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On a sad note, condolences to Sinéad O’Connor. :\
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Re: Star Citizen $40K Bundle
Jan 8, 2022, 14:44
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Re: Star Citizen $40K Bundle Jan 8, 2022, 14:44
Jan 8, 2022, 14:44
 
But, back to Star Citizen* - yes, I threw some money into it / away, but I do derive enjoyment from playing it.

* Feel free to message me directly about the Czech stuff. Or if you want to look me up on SC, hit me up there.

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Re: Star Citizen $40K Bundle
Jan 8, 2022, 14:20
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Re: Star Citizen $40K Bundle Jan 8, 2022, 14:20
Jan 8, 2022, 14:20
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 8, 2022, 12:57:
Dan =0) wrote on Jan 8, 2022, 11:37:
If you're asking about the SC name - the name is a bashing together of two Czech words, "Zmrzl" ("froze") and "skrz" ("through" or "between"). Source: Grew up with family speaking Czech and English.
Interesting. This makes me wonder what percentage of languages have words without vowels. Or perhaps it is a translation problem where there are vowels in the native language but they don't translate to vowels in the other language? I am so glad that is not my job.

Do you still actively speak both languages?

Not sure of the percentage of languages having words without vowels. In the case of Czech, the language uses and extends the Latin alphabet, with various marks over vowels and consonants, in addition to the "normal" ones - and each one has a unique pronunciation, which I like - so when you see a word as spelt, you know how to pronounce it as you see it right away (unlike English - e.g. "through", "tough", "cough", "dough"). So, to respond to your second statement/question, it's not a translation problem, because it -is- the native language using that (modified) Latin alphabet. Oh, also, there is technically a letter, "ch" which comes just after "h" in the Czech alphabet, which is pronounced sort of like you're preparing to spit or, I guess as one might say, hock a loogie.

When it comes to something like Russian or Bulgarian, which make use of forms of Cyrillic, well, that's out of my wheelhouse, though a few words might be related or (almost) the same.

English, I do speak, of course, and Czech, not as much - both parents passed, my mother last year and father back in 2002. Apart from my sister, and my godparents and god-sister (if you willl), I don't - and they'd probably all prefer to speak English, anyway. So, my best recourse is to listen to some Buty, Lucie or Olympic and at least keep that going - or maybe grab my accordion (yes, really) and play along to the music of Malá dechová hudba Valdaufinka.

Dan =0)

EDITS: Grammar and stuff.

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Re: Star Citizen $40K Bundle
Jan 8, 2022, 14:10
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Re: Star Citizen $40K Bundle Jan 8, 2022, 14:10
Jan 8, 2022, 14:10
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 8, 2022, 12:15:
Dan =0) wrote on Jan 8, 2022, 11:37:
Thank you for asking!

As to the BN name - it's just how I sign off. There are worse things in the world I can think of to be upset about.

If you're asking about the SC name - the name is a bashing together of two Czech words, "Zmrzl" ("froze") and "skrz" ("through" or "between"). Source: Grew up with family speaking Czech and English.

Here's a Czech tongue twister for you.

Dan =0)
Google Translate says "Zmrzlskrz" is Czech for Frozen.

I am not upset nor worried about your name but I am deeply disturbed by the lack of vowels and the length of it. Whereas a fine wonderful American made name has two vowels and is shorter. /s /haha /poes law 😜

Haha! "zmrzlskrz" isn't an actual word in the Czech language, though - I just tossed "zmrzl" and "skrz" together for the halibut. But, usually Czech sentences use words that have both consonants and vowels, and sometimes only consist of a vowel ("a", "i", "o") , or one or more consonants together ("s", "k", "v", "skrz", "prst").

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Re: Star Citizen $40K Bundle
Jan 8, 2022, 11:37
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Jan 8, 2022, 11:37
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 8, 2022, 08:00:
Dan =0) wrote on Jan 8, 2022, 02:15:
SC pilot name: Zmrzlskrz
Did you let your two year old type your name?

Thank you for asking!

As to the BN name - it's just how I sign off. There are worse things in the world I can think of to be upset about.

If you're asking about the SC name - the name is a bashing together of two Czech words, "Zmrzl" ("froze") and "skrz" ("through" or "between"). Source: Grew up with family speaking Czech and English.

Here's a Czech tongue twister for you.

Dan =0)
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Re: Star Citizen $40K Bundle
Jan 8, 2022, 02:15
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Re: Star Citizen $40K Bundle Jan 8, 2022, 02:15
Jan 8, 2022, 02:15
 
fakespyder wrote on Jan 7, 2022, 21:39:
OpticNerve wrote on Jan 7, 2022, 15:52:
As for the FPS element in a space sim, I think a big part of it is the immersion-factor that goes with it. Here's a good and wacky video that sort of showcases it pretty well: https://youtu.be/xWO9GY8wiKM?t=1847

Once I got past my own personal annoyance at the player voices, that segment did look good.

If that is legit play and not a scripted or semi-planned thing, then you got to be at least a little impressed.
There's some lovely SC machinima out there too btw. The game can sure look pretty.

As a SC player now for a while now off and on, I have to say it is (to me) beautifully rendered. There are some spots it runs like a charm, and other spots where it lags horrendously (some areas of New Babbage comes to mind). But, yes, the gameplay that emerges with and against players, as we're voice-conferencing on Discord, is great, I think. Bugs aside. *

ED has gotten far too grindy, and I've unlocked all the ships, and it leaves me... exhausted? I thought I'd enjoy the idea of a 1:1 (of sorts) galaxy - and I do. In practice, however, the player numbers don't seem to justify it - and with the updates making some parts of the game even worse, if not leaving it simply unimproved - I have found myself only logging in once in a great while. A shame, as ED "runs" fairly well on my rig, large settlements/planetary ports aside.

As it is, I'll probably be playing SC in the late afternoon / early evening today.

SC pilot name: Zmrzlskrz

* Some of the SC bugs are wonderfully wacky, and entertaining if taken in stride.

Dan =0)

EDIT: Glad nin is okay!

EDIT 2: My A+ parking job one time...
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Re: Star Citizen $40K Bundle
Jan 6, 2022, 03:25
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Re: Star Citizen $40K Bundle Jan 6, 2022, 03:25
Jan 6, 2022, 03:25
 
sauron wrote on Jan 5, 2022, 18:29:
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 5, 2022, 11:37:
*pulls out the altar*

DEREK SMART!

That must be the same altar nin and I used to cavort around back in the day, with assembled wraiths, Leisure Suit Larry developers and other utterly evil spirits. Then we'd sacrifice a really large donkey to the ghost of Derek Smart. It had to be the Biggest Ass We Could Find!

I still miss nin. Good times. Cthulhu

Sorry for the thread hijack, but oh no - what happened to nin? I missed the memo.

EDIT: Also, as to this weird package - as it turns out, the in-game org I am part of (or rather, its founder[s]) apparently purchased this for use by the org. That's all I know on that, apart from my opinion that it's nuts.
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Re: OotB: Happy New Year
Jan 2, 2022, 01:34
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Jan 2, 2022, 01:34
 
Yeah. Happy New Year, hopefully, to everyone else and hope you're all staying safe and healthy as possible.

RIP Betty White - and RIP to a Salem local I knew over the past decade, who passed of COVID - and apparently was suggested by acquaintances they knew to not get vaccinated. Sigh. Huge uptick in cases around here caused several venues to close until Wednesday, at the very earliest.

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Re: New Years Eve Tech Bits
Jan 2, 2022, 01:31
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Jan 2, 2022, 01:31
 
Dash wrote on Dec 31, 2021, 17:25:
Chinese AI 'prosecutor'.

...Yeah I don't see that going sideways AT ALL. Nope.

Made me think back to Lexx, Season 1, episode (more like movie) #1, about 23 minutes in. AI judge, jury and executioner.

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Re: Morning Multiplex
Dec 9, 2021, 20:08
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Dec 9, 2021, 20:08
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Dec 9, 2021, 16:59:
Dan =0) wrote on Dec 9, 2021, 13:06:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Dec 9, 2021, 10:58:
Sad that my time in Elite is pretty much done. I had to refund Odyssey because I was only getting 10-15fps at 1440p, medium detail (Threadripper + 1080ti). I'm kind of burnt out on the old content and was looking forward to the expansion now that it had a little more time to bake. With horrendous performance like this on my rig, Elite has officially entered Star Citizen territory.

I'm just hopping back in after the update. I'm running at 1920x1080 on an RX 480, and apart from a few areas (mainly very large planetary ports/stations), I have been having few issues. I could just be an outlier, though?

Star Citizen has a lot more content and detail and is not optimized in any way, so pushes the limits of my system by comparison, especially in the city of New Babbage on the planet microTech, or in any outside area where there are lots of particle physics (blizzards, etc).

If anyone wants to find me in either universe, feel free to look me up and send a friend invite.

Dan =0)
ED: CMDR Zmrzlskrz
SC: Zmrzlskrz
My issue is likely related to issues with Proton as I don't use Windows. That said, Horizons runs great as does every other game I care about. I'll hit you up in ED if I get the urge to jump back into it.

Do you just have Horizons, or do you run Odyssey? I tend to run mainly in Odyssey but I can fall back to Horizons.

(Sorry, for the double post!)
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Re: Morning Multiplex
Dec 9, 2021, 20:06
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Dec 9, 2021, 20:06
 
Do you just have Horizons, or do you run Odyssey? I tend to run mainly in Odyssey but I can fall back to Horizons.
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