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by wst
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343885

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Over 3000m/s into the atmosphere. I think 19.1 may be one of the final builds when you can do that :p
by wst
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343885

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Working on my standard lifter last night revealed that my woes with asparagus-staging in the past are no longer evident! I used to have issues placing fuel lines independent of other symmetry on the parts I was joining, but no more! My mainsail inner-stage keeps driving straight through my lower sta...
by wst
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343885

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Width is the enemy of straight lines. So you place each pair of tanks-that-drop as individual pairs, and use (I'm guessing) snap-to-angle to ensure symmetry?
by wst
Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343885

Re: Kerbal Space Program

I can asparagus stage 4x symmetry easily enough (I just use 2 sets of 2-symmetry tanks that are identical) - is more complex asparagus staging just "place more in 2-symmetry mode", or is there a trick so I only have to click once to place 6 tanks, and then I can manage the fuel line connec...
by wst
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I want to understand my car.
Replies: 9
Views: 5067

Re: I want to understand my car.

Silly question - have you tried going for a short drive (15 minutes or so on a motorway, get the car up to temperature), and then looked under the engine oil filler cap? If the head gasket's gone usually you get a creamy buildup on there.
by wst
Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9388191

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Anyone made any resolutions this year? No. Get a sample size >1 and you'd have to change that answer sooner or later. I did, for instance. That means that even if no-one else did, the answer is "yes". I have a beer belly. I want to get rid of it in a non surgical manner. But in the shorte...
by wst
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:43 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Kerbal Space Program
Replies: 728
Views: 343885

Re: Kerbal Space Program

Landed on the Mun for the first time (After far too long and a lot of risks and stuff...) The flaw is that I was trying to kill my horizontal speed while also stopping myself getting too much vertical speed, resulting in the lander flipping over a few times before meeting the ground, separating into...
by wst
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 86445

Re: 1127: "Congress"

...but you're begging the question. What causes poverty? OT, but actually they begged nothing, and you asked the question. Massively nitpicky though. I tried looking at this comic just now (currently 'tomorrow') and my mind shattered. I don't even think this is a comic, this one. This is.. a giant ...
by wst
Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1105: "License Plate"
Replies: 91
Views: 31420

Re: 1105: "License Plate"

I assume they also put their blockers on regular series plates, which is why there's no ASS-### series, or FU[CKX]-### series, etc. There is always this classic one... http://i.imgur.com/7SL1G.jpg Note to self: Don't search "Ass rgy" to look for this plate on google image search with safe...
by wst
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Mass shooting at Milwakee Sikh tenple
Replies: 25
Views: 4632

Re: Mass shooting at Milwakee Sikh tenple

Shooting sprees are not a problem, nor do gun laws need to change. This is not a pattern, and pales in comparison to total gun deaths in the US. Any attempt to use this tragedy to change legislation should be shamed. In before the NRA fanboys. I wonder if this one will be flagged as racism, mental ...
by wst
Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thursday is Tau Day! Let's Party!
Replies: 66
Views: 10361

Re: Thursday is Tau Day! Let's Party!

A lot of the arguments presented in this thread are tautologies.
by wst
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 3084508

Re: Postify your facerity

Shirt matches avatar too well for it to be a mere coinkidink.
by wst
Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: On "it's" vs. "its"
Replies: 8
Views: 2943

Re: On "it's" vs. "its"

Good, that means I was right about the it's/its.

What if you had a pronoun there instead of "it"? Like "Will" or "James"? Would "Wills" and "James'" be correct for the (otherwise left intact) sentence?
by wst
Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: On "it's" vs. "its"
Replies: 8
Views: 2943

On "it's" vs. "its"

Simple one really. My friend said, about a puppet, "The hand is up it's arse.", and I said that I thought the apostrophe was misplaces, and the phrase should be "The hand is up its arse." Then my friend said, "So it's up Wills arse, then?" (me being the Will in question...
by wst
Mon May 21, 2012 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1058: "Old-Timers"
Replies: 74
Views: 21745

Re: 1058: "Old-Timers"

everyone knows that there's no email server on the planet that lets you send more than a 10 MB attachment. You know, why is it that email and large files suck so hard? Back before I knew any better I obliterated the school email server by sending an Access database (not a large or complex one at th...
by wst
Mon May 21, 2012 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1058: "Old-Timers"
Replies: 74
Views: 21745

Re: 1058: "Old-Timers"

everyone knows that there's no email server on the planet that lets you send more than a 10 MB attachment. You know, why is it that email and large files suck so hard? Back before I knew any better I obliterated the school email server by sending an Access database (not a large or complex one at th...
by wst
Wed May 02, 2012 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"
Replies: 360
Views: 88158

Re: 1050: "Forgot Algebra"

And as for the "you use math every day" argument - no we don't... except for elementary school stuff. Unless your chosen profession involves math, when was the last time you had to take a logarithm, or solve a system of linear equations, or use a trigonometric identity? Well, strictly spe...
by wst
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9388191

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

So I was listening to D'yer Mak'er and it struck me that the punchline to that joke ("My wife went to holiday on a Caribbean Island?" "Jamaica" "No, she left of her own accord.") is also the meaning of the song. I already knew the title was a play off of the joke and th...
by wst
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats and the Weird Things They Do
Replies: 69
Views: 11995

Re: centipedes and the Weird Things They Do

Heh. A friend had a centipede for almost all of his 23 years (!). So I was scared by the title of the thread at the moment and clicked... then the penny dropped. Anyway, I'm 19, and I got my friend Catherine (well, the one I currently have).... when I was 2? Yeah, not looking forward to zilch-time....
by wst
Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"
Replies: 165
Views: 39264

Re: 1013: "Wake Up Sheeple"

Conditions underground have distorted the Sheeple eyeball. It's only just arisen, so it'll take a few hours for the thing to build up full humourous pressure (unlike me, I laughed almost immediately) and get its normal eye-shape back. You have your greatest chance of defeating the Sheeple, should yo...
by wst
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714754

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Tiger bread renamed by supermarket chain after pressure from 3 year old girl.
by wst
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1009: "Sigh"
Replies: 111
Views: 39358

Re: 1009: "Sigh"

As a totally unrelated aside, why are BBC shows generally so much better than American ones? Part two of that, why do Americans seem to think that they have to make their own version of everything (generally very bad versions of said shows)? On the flipside, CSI Grimsby never took off. And I've yet...
by wst
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:16 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 657122

Re: EVE Online

I've got a computer that is now capable of EVE, and I've had my eye on it for a while. I'm starting to look up info to understand all the jargon and so on. It's the most daunting game I can anticipate playing in the near future. So vast... 'where to begin' is my first concern. Trust I'll be able to ...
by wst
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cruise ship Costa Concordia runs aground near Italy
Replies: 46
Views: 15424

Re: Cruise ship Costa Concordia runs aground near Italy

Captain Zapp Brannigan: We'll just set a new course for that empty region over there, near that blackish, holeish thing. Lt. Kif Kroker: This is a pleasure cruise. Our path is decided by the travel agency. Captain Zapp Brannigan: That's for schoolgirls. Now here's a course with some chest hair. [Dra...
by wst
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)
Replies: 51
Views: 17217

Re: eReader Owners Thread (Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc)

I've got the little Kindle, and I'm being really careful to not visit the Amazon site too often as it is so easy to buy a book without really realising it, the one-click thing is much harder than my old way of "Take out money from an ATM and go to Cambridge and search waterstones"... I'd h...
by wst
Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas: What did you get?
Replies: 144
Views: 24093

Re: Christmas: What did you get?

But where are the buttons to change the... things?

A few guys at work have kindles, and we've traditionally passed books around like... well, I always got bloomin' sloppy 3rds, and kindles let you 'loan' books for up to 2 weeks now... so I guess there is that modern take on an ancient habit.
by wst
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Christmas: What did you get?
Replies: 144
Views: 24093

Re: Christmas: What did you get?

Maybe we should have a kindle owners thread? Quite a few people seem to have got one this year. I'd like to second this, I got the keyboardless wonder this year as well. I'd been intending to read Neuromancer and Ender's Game for quite a while, it was far too easy to buy them. I hope I don't become...
by wst
Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Milk is bad for you!
Replies: 128
Views: 18947

Re: Milk is bad for you!

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Hold up guys, OP made a typo. We've got it all wrong.
by wst
Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0992: "Mnemonics"
Replies: 278
Views: 67315

Re: 0992: "Mnemonics"

bassjohn wrote:The order is PEDMAS (or BODMAS for British readers {brackets, orders, divide, multipy, add, subtract}).
I was always taught BIDMAS, with Indices in the 2nd. Not sure what 'Orders' are, but my (agewise-old) Analytical Methods teacher goes with 'Brackets Of' and many debates ensue thusly.
by wst
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Motorsport Thread (possible spoilers)
Replies: 117
Views: 35366

Re: The Motorsport Thread (possible spoilers)

The problem with an LS6 is more money. The Chevy engine was being used for drag racing until lately, so I suspect it cost a pretty penny... and we have an entire spare engine for parts, if needed :p The brake system will need a few £k of components, I'm hoping to help inject funds into the project b...
by wst
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714754

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Manual cars are the only cars worth driving in my opinion, and maybe a decent semi. As soon as a car becomes automatic, it loses some of the appeal. I change gear when I want to, not when the manufacturer wants me to. It removes some the element of fun from driving....... And also removes some of t...
by wst
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post when you die/Lose
Replies: 119
Views: 22147

Re: Post when you die/Lose

Veronica died on F:NV. And I didn't have enough excess carry weight to take the power armour or her other stuff back... to Novac. Sod it, I'll reload previous save...

Annoying, I'd just got a load of achievements thanks to the AMR and explosive rounds and deathclaws...
by wst
Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bad science jokes!
Replies: 100
Views: 36826

Re: Bad science jokes!

I went to see a metal/rock group called Hair Resistance the other week (true story).

I asked them when they were going to release their cd.
by wst
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15205
Views: 2714754

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

I imagine it resembles some form of rabbit, in its natural habitat...
by wst
Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Firearms!
Replies: 140
Views: 46732

Re: Firearms!

A question, since there aren't any decent ranges near me where I can find out myself: am I just a 9mm kind of guy, or does one gradually get used to the heavier stuff? Your grip makes all the difference. You want your grip tight and the webbing of your hand as high up against the grip as possible. ...
by wst
Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Think About The Children Watch: Teacher Writes Erotic Novels
Replies: 136
Views: 17514

Re: Think About The Children Watch: Teacher Writes Erotic No

How many people write "doughnut" instead of "donut"? Doughnut is the round thing with jam in the middle and sugar on the exterior. Donut is the toroidal sweet (well, non-savoury) foodstuff that originated in the USA, iirc. This fuss makes me quite happy I have no intention of ev...
by wst
Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post when you die/Lose
Replies: 119
Views: 22147

Re: Post when you die/Lose

I nearly bought it on FNV yesterday, in Vault 11. I went into the Overseer's presentation and when the reveal happened I was standing next to a Sentry Bot chaingun... while I had Thump-thump equipped. Couldn't shoot the sentry bot, obviously. Used VATS to take out a protectron though and the boom ma...
by wst
Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Myers-Briggs Psychological Testing
Replies: 270
Views: 109677

Re: Myers-Briggs Psychological Testing

When I voted on this I was INTP, most recently I got ISTJ. It's worryingly accurate. Especially 'catastrophe mode', I've been there enough that to see it explained by someone else... quite relieving. I also see it in my Dad, you should see what happens when we both hit catatrophe mode simultaneously...
by wst
Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Friday Afternoon Blues?
Replies: 15
Views: 4400

Re: Friday Afternoon Blues?

A lot of my work is on the road, going to sewage treatment plants, maintaining the equipment we have in them. My typical Friday sees me at the factory at 8.30, loading up with reagents and standards, downing an instant coffee... gradually, and then hitting the road at 9am. Driving a fair distance (o...

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