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  1. Ukerric

    Who died? (Celebrity Deaths)

    Botox is based on a deadly disease...
  2. Ukerric

    The Astronomy Thread

    You don't need hackers. I've been managing computer security in highly sought-after IP situations for a few years and we never got hacked. What we got was the intern with a fistful of small USB keys copying everything on shared drives that wasn't secured (don't get me started on server shares...
  3. Ukerric

    Web Serials

    Lots of people have been complaining about this. I paid only once for his patreon, and while I'm not entirely regretting it (since I did enjoy reading the series, so paying the author is a good thing), I'm definitively not paying again for a very long time (I'm never paying for the advance...
  4. Ukerric

    The Astronomy Thread

    I think the Chinese advertised plans to build that kind of thins using automated rovers already. Although they're still significantly behind, even if I'm pretty sure they're copying all they can from SpaceX.
  5. Ukerric

    Epic Games Storefront - A Good Incentive for Piracy

    Until they reinvented it as a Battle Royale, pretty much.
  6. Ukerric

    Epic Games Storefront - A Good Incentive for Piracy

    Where is my popcorn reaction???
  7. Ukerric

    Web Serials

    Unsubscribed to Defiance of the Fall and let it lapse because... (don't click if you're not on Patreon and still enjoy the unabashed power fantasy - you have 50 chapters still okay-ish) Worse part is that it's a conscious dick move - he purposefully shifted chapter publication so that this...
  8. Ukerric

    Web Serials

    All hail Lord Ferros.
  9. Ukerric

    Ascent: Infinite Realm

    It's actually chinese, which is a relative rarity (most of the asian MMO out there are Korean or Japanese, it's rare that a chinese game gets released out of the Great Firewall confines).
  10. Ukerric

    World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

    Who needs to check raider.io when... Blizzard is implementing it in-game? https://www.wowhead.com/news/blizzard-adding-mythic-scores-to-patch-9-1-good-or-bad-322040
  11. Ukerric

    The Astronomy Thread

    Hope (even in Boeing) springs eternal.
  12. Ukerric

    Pan'Theon: Rise' of th'e Fal'Len - #1 Thread in MMO

    Points for raising himself like that... Too many fallen don't rise.
  13. Ukerric

    The Astronomy Thread

    FTFY.
  14. Ukerric

    The Astronomy Thread

    Just docked (soft capture only yet).
  15. Ukerric

    Science!! Fucking magnets, how do they work?

    Purely natural, totally explicable... and absolutely cool. I present you the volcano with BLUE LAVA (not kidding): (tl;dw spoiler: )
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    The Astronomy Thread

    Yes.
  17. Ukerric

    Pan'Theon: Rise' of th'e Fal'Len - #1 Thread in MMO

    (to keep the proper theme)
  18. Ukerric

    Pan'Theon: Rise' of th'e Fal'Len - #1 Thread in MMO

    My only hope for mankind when I see those videos is that the alcohol content in their blood must be sky-high. I mean, right, guys? Right?
  19. Ukerric

    World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

    "don't you all have consoles?"
  20. Ukerric

    Epic Games Storefront - A Good Incentive for Piracy

    Well, the brits stole that as "compensations" for the First Opium War. Which is another insane bit of history I so love. (for the average non-history buff, the Brits left all of south asia to be "managed" by a private company for over a century. Said company sponsored massive opium plantations...
  21. Ukerric

    Star Citizen Online - The search for more money

    I'm not sure, but Pantheon might already have loot. So, they are truly going to release before Star Citizen!
  22. Ukerric

    Science!! Fucking magnets, how do they work?

    Don't worry. I was a straight A (~18/20 here) in physics until I hit the moment where they started quantum mechanics. One year, 18/20 average. Next year, 3/20 average. There is a wall in physics beyond which you fall into the abyss of incomprehension.
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    Will Wight

    I blame Ruby.
  24. Ukerric

    What did you just read?

    The series petered out (for me, at least) around book 6.
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    Will Wight

    And now, we have to wait for... Reaper! (interesting title)
  26. Ukerric

    Web Serials

    Now... that sounds potentially interesting...
  27. Ukerric

    Web Serials

    In terms of cultivation things, I remain partial to the Memories of the Fall, which is a self-conscious effort of "how much can I cram into this". I'm even more of a fan after the April 1st chapter, which is titled "The Epic Quest for Spicy Soup" (Epic Quest for Mighty Loot is an old - defunct...
  28. Ukerric

    World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

    And you can be that both Ghostcrawler and Morhaime have contact lists on social/email and are going to jump on the slightest trace of disaffection from the ones who stayed behind.
  29. Ukerric

    What did you just read?

    That was quite common for most of the ancient times, since kinship (clan appartenance) was more or less equal to what has become citizenship in modern times. For example, after the Mongols (in the form of Manchus, who were ethnic mongols) ruled China, the military system was distinctive between...
  30. Ukerric

    The Astronomy Thread

    SpaceX is the videogame studo of aerospace. It works because everyone knows they're making historical achievements (and hope they will make History, capital-H).
  31. Ukerric

    The Astronomy Thread

    True, but the scam would be exposed ("why do we pay so much for what I get on spotify for pennies?"). That way, "it's satellite, man. Of course it's expensive". (that said, I have no idea as well)
  32. Ukerric

    The Astronomy Thread

    Actually, not that much. In those matters, the president proposes, and the congress dispose. They're the ones who make the actual budget. Most of the time, the White House has proposed some stuff, Congress said "why don't we spend it more on those contractors instead", and the negotiation ended...
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    The Astronomy Thread

    It's government agency. Except for a very, very tiny window when the Space Race against the Soviets was everything, the one thing it is responsible for is sending money to the appropriate contractors in the districts (or rolodexes) of the senators and congressmen sitting on the appropriate...
  34. Ukerric

    The Astronomy Thread

    Yea. In pure terms, they don't have customers lined up for Spaceship yet - besides that Japanese billionaire and his mission around the moon, which he wants on Spaceship rather than the cramped dragon capsule refitted for a week-long trip. But SpaceX is almost certainly in the black if you...
  35. Ukerric

    The Astronomy Thread

    They have a lot of customers lined up: - April: Crew 2 for NASA - May: Sirius XM radio - June: CRS 22 (Commercial Resupply Ship) - Also June: multi-satellite rideshare launch - Also June: Turksat - July: GPS satellite - Also July: USSF massive launch (Falcon heavy triple-booster launch with...
  36. Ukerric

    The Astronomy Thread

    They're probably cheap (all things considered). When you're putting several tens of millions of capital every two weeks, those dev costs are relatively "low-key". It still adds up, but it's less catastrophic than, say, a SLS destructive testing would be. They can probably afford to blow 50...
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    The Astronomy Thread

    Sometimes you learn the oddest stuff, like the existence of Suitsat-1: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap210328.html
  38. Ukerric

    NVidia GeForce RTX 30x0 cards

    India's made cryptocurrency illegal already. Heavy fines if you're caught buying it, selling it, or using it to purchase anything (also owning it, but that's probably not a provable offense).
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    What did you just read?

    Going to stop you there - it was always, always intended as a satire and stuff, and absolutely not as a reflection of Heinlein's own politics. The man was more libertarian and stuff. That, however, is relatively true of many of the smart authors of the era (or any era). "Let's assume that all...
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    Will Wight

    "I was bored during my vacation"