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  1. nobodyishere

    Star Citizen / Squadrdon 42 - a real PC game

    interesting news in the 29million letter from the chairman! so mining ships are officially in, next up according to the poll so far: salvage ship!
  2. Yep, those are the ones i was referring to, It seems i missed that link, but looking at it now, i didn't realize it was tech originally developed by the Germans, the fact that china is building 30 Pebble bed reactor plants over the next 7years (to be completed by 2020) speaks volumes of their confidence in the tech. Ignoring the 200+ coal power plants currently in various stages of construction over there of course.
  3. Have any of you here, heard about the research "pebble" nuclear rector the Chinese have built?, it literally can't melt down, they even tried to force it; to prove it, they turned off every safety system while drawing max load, the look on the reporter/presenters face while they switched everything off, and the Chinese guys laughing and smiling while the filming crew are shitting themselves..... priceless :) I cant remember if it was thorium based or uranium based, but was one of the more interesting documentary's on ABC. I think the company's producing these kind of technology's should stop doing press releases, if nobody knows its nuclear in nature, less fear mongering by the ignorant would insure, and development and progress would happen a hell of a lot faster.
  4. nobodyishere

    Star Citizen / Squadrdon 42 - a real PC game

    Gets your wallets ready! Limited availability/edition ships sale schedule just posted on the official site: I'll be grabbing a starfarer, What about everybody else?
  5. nobodyishere

    What's on your mind?

    got a letter from the AEC saying they intend on enrolling me based on the information received from another government agency..............; I'm contemplating sending the form back with the "I am not eligible because: (other) section" with "because i fucking said so", and now wondering if they will send back a duplicate form or ignore it and auto-enrol me anyway. i cant believe the sneaky cunts actually passed an amendment to the Electoral and Referendum (Protecting Elector Participation) Act 2012, that allows them to do this shit, prior to the amendment, voting was mandatory, but enrolling wasn't, now you don't have a choice in the matter either way. FU whoever slipped that crap into legislation.
  6. nobodyishere

    Star Citizen / Squadrdon 42 - a real PC game

    melted my pathfinder package (315p) + avenger ship + the shut up and take my money ship skin; for store credit, then used the credit to buy the specter package (ghost hornet). next pay ill buy the 315p as a addon ship, that way, ill start off with 5k credits from the package vs 2k credits of the pathfinder, and still have my 315p and ghost hornet combo just in case the pvp issue gets changed later down the track. edit: just melted the ghost hornet. re-purchased 2x pathfinder lti packages + next gen Aurora lti package. After thinking about it more, id rather have a spare 315p on standby incase my main one gets blown up, so i dont have to wait on insurance to replace it, and the aurora can be my backup backup ship lol, will probably end up buying the ghost hornet ingame.
  7. nobodyishere

    Star Citizen / Squadrdon 42 - a real PC game

    nope, no plan to go into the PU, unless a full pvp opt-out, will see how long the pvp slider stays in its current form/idea. otherwise, will be playing on my own private server, or my mates dedicated server. just bought an avenger ship, just for business class hanger access, till i can afford to buy a ghost hornet, i like the idea of helping support development of SC, with updates also being pushed to private servers.
  8. nobodyishere

    Star Citizen / Squadrdon 42 - a real PC game

    Saw this thread (What if a different developer made SC...?) on SC forums and had to repost it here; enjoy!
  9. nobodyishere

    Star Citizen / Squadrdon 42 - a real PC game

    hornet variants are now up + commercial and brochure. the ghost and tracker are permanent additions, with the super hornet being the limited edition/availability ship, available to November 4th in the US Variants cost ghost $125 tracker $140 super hornet $165 or in package form: ghost (spectre) $140 tracker (swacs) $155 super hornet (weekend warrior) $180 must say, when i saw the ghost variant, i thought that would be a pretty good ship to own, i can see them being a nightmare for 315p owners who just want to be left alone, unless you can fit some of that void armor to the 315p. Im so going to buy one the game keeps getting better and better! i wonder what the Constellation variants will end up like?
  10. nobodyishere

    Dumping Fuel ...please explain.

    Well, the ideally the aircraft industry would bake this idea into their designs going forward, with older aircraft being forced out of service after a certain time period (like a few decades, 747's are getting really old now). Think of it like another feature baked into the base model. It was just an idea, admittedly one full of pricy holes for such an rare event, and one that would probably take years of planning to fully flesh out. But to give an example; the black box recorder was invented to solve a problem, to find out what/why/when something went wrong, so future designs could benefit to make flying safer, id like to see similar advancement to other "rare events" like emergency fuel dumping. And like i said, Ive seen a fair few documentary's, everything from the nozzle on the receiving aircraft being ripped off, and then smashing into the cockpit of said aircraft, to the whole fighter getting covered in fuel and then catching alight from getting to close to the tankers exhaust, lots can go wrong, but until something goes wrong, a solution wont be invented to solve it from happening in the future, chicken and the egg principle if you like :)
  11. nobodyishere

    Dumping Fuel ...please explain.

    the 747 carries 238,604 liters (422,000 pounds), if the plane had to shed 127,000 pounds of fuel to make it to the safe landing weight (295,000 pounds), thats about~ 100k liters, I don't think a tanker is going to burn the majority of that getting up and back down again, unless you did 2 or more trips (no idea on the actual numbers, but boeing quotes it as enough fuel to get from melbourne to la, so a tanker flying for ~2hours shouldnt use anywhere near that) the point to my whole idea was; this has been a known problem for decades, and we don't have a solution to it, viable or not. Ah good to know. I always thought that there would be atleast 1 tanker for every X amount of fighters, didn't realise just how rare fuel tankers are in the world. I know its extremely difficult to refuel in air, watched a fair few documentary's on it, maybe one day in the future when drones and their flight software are advanced enough, that it might become feasible in practice to actually do it. It just seems an incredible waste to dump 50K-150K litres of perfectly good fuel.
  12. nobodyishere

    Dumping Fuel ...please explain.

    So a second set of landing gear isnt a dead weight? it also is very rarely used piece of equipment, but its still equipped to the 747 (ignoring the fact its an ancient design, and not many others have the same redundancy in their aircraft) How about; letting the military of each country take care of defuelling the jets? there is almost always, an airbase near every major airport (in regards to flight time, not physical location), so sending up a military tanker up to do it shouldn't be to much of problem, they do it regularly in their training ops; and we would get the added benefit of the military crews gaining experience in air to air refueling/defuelling. Could even take it one step further and have the military keep the fuel they take (which would otherwise be discarded into the environment) for whatever "training" exercises they would usually do with their own aircraft/fuel. Miltray end up saving money on fuel costs, airlines save face from the public over fuel dumping episodes across our environments (no matter how small the impact), it would pay off eventually, win win from how i see it ;P
  13. nobodyishere

    Dumping Fuel ...please explain.

    What i want to know is: why don't the big jets with 40,000+ liters of fuel capacity have a retractable fuel nozzle? so a fuel tanker could fly up behind it, drain some fuel, land, discharge it back into holding tanks, go back up and drain some more till the aircraft is back to safe landing weight? if it can spend 2 hours loitering to dump fuel, it can spend 2hours discharging its fuel tanks to safer levels into a tanker i would argue. almost all the big passenger jets have fuel tanker variants, so fitting the required equipment and replacement of a few panels should be a feasible idea? its now 2013, having to waste that much fuel is getting ridiculous, i would think after 40years of extremely large passenger jets, that someone would of have come up with some kind of solution to this specific problem already.
  14. nobodyishere

    Star Citizen / Squadrdon 42 - a real PC game

    FYI, only the merlin isn't jump capable, everything else at this stage is, however, the hornet doesn't come with a jump drive in stock configuration, but can be upgraded to have one according to Q&A on wingmans hanger :) I suggested the 325A, but like i said, he prefers the hornet, and is waiting to see what happens with the hornet variants, i might by one myself now for the LTI, and if he wants it later, he can reimburse me the cost and have it. anybody see this floating around the SC forums?
  15. nobodyishere

    Star Citizen / Squadrdon 42 - a real PC game

    Yep, did you notice this little gem? Aus servers are planned, and guaranteed when they hit 25m in funding :)
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