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by Cobramaster
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So Planetside 2 is free
Replies: 88
Views: 12721

Re: So Planetside 2 is free

They have fixed everything they well and truly broke in the updates and cannons and aircraft weaponry now work along with turrets, so no more Vanu beating everyone with their unbroken fighters and magriders.
by Cobramaster
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So Planetside 2 is free
Replies: 88
Views: 12721

Re: So Planetside 2 is free

I use the 12x scope but I also tend to snipe at near maximum draw distance so I need it. But if you are not playing at Max settings or tend to play in the mid range or use a semi-automatic the 12x will be a hindrance unless you are just really good at target acquisition then you could wield the rifl...
by Cobramaster
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So Planetside 2 is free
Replies: 88
Views: 12721

Re: So Planetside 2 is free

Well The Soltech Server is great if you play as TR, we keep Indar in a territorial flux but mostly it is to allow us the ability to recapture stuff. Amerish has now shifted to become mostly TR dominated, Occasionally the NC will get organized while we are busy elsewhere and take the continent back o...
by Cobramaster
Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So Planetside 2 is free
Replies: 88
Views: 12721

Re: So Planetside 2 is free

It may just be the player set on Soltech but has anyone else experience the NC being little more than a nuisance, I see an NC assault and I don't think ok this might be tough I think cool I'll get at least a dozen kills from this. When the Vanu attacks reinforcements are called and a full scale batt...
by Cobramaster
Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: So Planetside 2 is free
Replies: 88
Views: 12721

Re: So Planetside 2 is free

I've been playing this for a week or so and I have a few things to say: The TR default sniper rifle is a POS, spending the $2.50 to buy the cheapo bolt action rifle will improve your sniping experience greatly. You are also wise to use your certs on IR optics for your ground attack craft allowing yo...
by Cobramaster
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 352
Views: 58267

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

And if you get a drone recovery arm any drones you launch externally and are not destroyed in battle can be recovered for parts. This essentially means your anti-ship and defense drones are no longer a drain on resources, allowing you to use an extra boarding drone or anti-personnel drone without as...
by Cobramaster
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 352
Views: 58267

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

If you want to unlock any of the ships that do not require beating the game I highly recommend the no rebel fleet mod. Being able to safely scour the entire sector to chance upon what you need to trigger is a godsend. Also a handy add-on for your ship is the advanced FTL navigation which makes any n...
by Cobramaster
Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 352
Views: 58267

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

This has all of the tips. The Engi is the easiest to unlock, and its B layout was not difficult for me but I think I lucked into it. The other ships though have specific tasks that the wiki can help you with.
by Cobramaster
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 352
Views: 58267

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

Kulantan wrote:
Will wrote:
Cobramaster wrote:And on top of that I found a mod that disables the Rebel fleet allowing you to play it as a roguelike with a destination but no schedule and it really opens up the game.

Link plz.

http://ftlwiki.com/wiki/Mods

The mod itself, and a handy mod manager
by Cobramaster
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 352
Views: 58267

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

I am partial to the Engi as my preferred crew, but humans are probably second. Although playing the second Engi layout with one crewman and system repair and anti-personnel drones is an interesting experience considering you can vent atmosphere everywhere but in the cockpit until you find some crew ...
by Cobramaster
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer 40k: Space Marine
Replies: 27
Views: 3326

Re: Warhammer 40k: Space Marine

Well supposedly the Exterminatus expansion(aka the rest of the game) is going to be available some time today.
by Cobramaster
Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer 40k: Space Marine
Replies: 27
Views: 3326

Re: Warhammer 40k: Space Marine

Someone told me the gimmick of combat gets old quick; are you guys finding the game carries well? The game does carry well because they will force you to change your combat approach often and sometimes drastically by varying the enemy composition in an area. And then Chaos comes and you have to do ...
by Cobramaster
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:47 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer 40k: Space Marine
Replies: 27
Views: 3326

Re: Warhammer 40k: Space Marine

Go Forth and buy this and you will have a smile that lasts through almost all of the campaign, unless you are heartless then it will last the entire time. They Captured the Grim Darkness well and then covered it with blood and ork guts. The story was actually pretty decent if a bit predictable if yo...
by Cobramaster
Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:47 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: "Laser blasters."
Replies: 52
Views: 5965

Re: "Laser blasters."

See in the semi-soft scif-fi of John Ringo's Legacy of Aldenata series, antimatter is used in weapons in two primary forms, first as a propellent much like gunpowder is used today, except to give the main acceleration to rapid fire railguns. In that case it is a captured "drop" of antimatt...
by Cobramaster
Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Sci-fi balistics
Replies: 9
Views: 2460

Re: Sci-fi balistics

Well the marble sized piece of Dwarf star would weigh a few hundred thousand tons and if it was moving at 20,000 miles/second it would utterly destroy the tank in much the same fashion as a modern "silver arrow" tankbuster round from an Abrams tank though even more so and it would keep goi...
by Cobramaster
Mon May 02, 2011 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0893: "65 Years"
Replies: 210
Views: 53269

Re: 0893: 65 Years

May we be continue being irrational and document some graves.
by Cobramaster
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Chemistry in Microgravity
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: Chemistry in Microgravity

On the actual chemical processes there would be little effect but in larger systems especially with Biological ones solution gradients caused by gravity are sometimes important and things like muscle and bone do not properly develop due to the lack of stress hormones. In a pure reaction you would if...
by Cobramaster
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:46 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fluorescene of quinine
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Fluorescene of quinine

NaCl is used as a sample plate in IR spectroscopy because it does not absorb or emit in the near or mid IR ranges. Fluorescence is not limited to the visible and UV ranges, and given the structure of quinine is one that is very much a fluorescent paradise I am willing to bet one of those bonds is hi...
by Cobramaster
Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fluorescene of quinine
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Fluorescene of quinine

It is the products of the quinine, florescence does not occur in the others.
by Cobramaster
Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Alternative biochemistries and supercritical fluids
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: Alternative biochemistries and supercritical fluids

Actually Venus is well outside of the Supercritical range for CO2, and while Jupiter and Saturn may and probably do have super critical oceans of hydrogen and helium thats basically all they have with some methane and ethane. But then you get to the fact that they are so cold reactions involving tho...
by Cobramaster
Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Alternative biochemistries and supercritical fluids
Replies: 7
Views: 1011

Re: Alternative biochemistries and supercritical fluids

While possible life would be "interesting" for organisms in a CO2 supercritical environment and they would have a narrow range of conditions in which they could survive. The main issue would be the conditions existing long enough for life to begin if the timescale is anywhere close to what...
by Cobramaster
Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: "Laser blasters."
Replies: 52
Views: 5965

Re: "Laser blasters."

A space ship firing asteroid sized black holes sounds ridiculous, but is on par with the Death Star. Being on par with the Death Star is ridiculous. Actually the black hole will be very tiny if you were to turn the Earth which is larger than anything you would call an asteroid by many orders of mag...
by Cobramaster
Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What fictional science is required for space-fighers?
Replies: 131
Views: 13983

Re: What fictional science is required for space-fighers?

If the fighter is used in a suicide attack it becomes an overly complicated missile. The reason you have fighters is it allows for cheaper shorter ranged weapons to do the job of long range guided missiles that cost even more. Essentially its a fast moving weapons platform that if necessary can kill...
by Cobramaster
Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:23 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Bullet Ballistics
Replies: 9
Views: 1079

Re: Bullet Ballistics

Also some bullets especially the BMG .50 employs a boat tail design to move the CoG slightly forward and to reduce the effects of wind on bullet drift. The nifty thing that pops up is drift caused by the spin of the bullet which at long range forces the bullet in the direction of the spin.
by Cobramaster
Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6325770

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Mandom like the morgu

HOLY FUCK SPIDERS ARE THE MOST AWESOME THING IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE I should stop reading about spider anatomy. All I wanted to know is what mechanism they use to remove blood from their limbs after they've inflated them (horrifying enough already) and then I learn shit about how their hear...
by Cobramaster
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:54 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What fictional science is required for space-fighers?
Replies: 131
Views: 13983

Re: What fictional science is required for space-fighers?

Actually the Chinese cannot beat us in a war of attrition when it comes to hardware, The world's largest air force is the US Air Force, the second is the Navy and even the army comes in the top 10. The US also boasts a Navy that is almost as large as all of the other navies in the world combined. Wh...
by Cobramaster
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Would a Relativistic Kill Vehicle work?
Replies: 78
Views: 8329

Re: Would a Relativistic Kill Vehicle work?

Because unless you make the RKV out of something really really dense the energy would still dissipate into the planet.
by Cobramaster
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What fictional science is required for space-fighers?
Replies: 131
Views: 13983

Re: What fictional science is required for space-fighers?

Because at the end of the day our fighter planes can deliver more ordinance cheaper and easier than any long range missile system. And the Drones do not have very good combat technology right now and they still require an operator. Also in the past 25 years we have had only a handful of planes shot ...
by Cobramaster
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Favourite faster than light technology
Replies: 92
Views: 17195

Re: Favourite faster than light technology

Well as far as we can tell its not a question of if you could generate the field its just can you generate the energy required to do so.
by Cobramaster
Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Favourite faster than light technology
Replies: 92
Views: 17195

Re: Favourite faster than light technology

Well that is what would happen in an Alculbierre Drive also, if you think of space as a flat membrane you compress and raise the region behind you and compress and raise the area ahead and ride the wave forwards. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c4/Alcubierre.png/800px-Alcubierr...
by Cobramaster
Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Gearing up to 'c'
Replies: 27
Views: 4452

Re: Gearing up to 'c'

Now imagine turning the final gear at 1 revolution per year and you will see the exploding gears principal, because I know that the first gear cannot handle a few trillion RPM.
by Cobramaster
Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Favourite faster than light technology
Replies: 92
Views: 17195

Re: Favourite faster than light technology

Also not die in the still very dense energy and mass you plopped down into.
by Cobramaster
Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Gearing up to 'c'
Replies: 27
Views: 4452

Re: Gearing up to 'c'

Yep even with the gearing 10^-10 * infinity is still infinity.
by Cobramaster
Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Sulfur Hexafluoride: The Anti-Helium?
Replies: 9
Views: 1787

Re: Sulfur Hexafluoride: The Anti-Helium?

You can just cough a few times and it will expel it.
by Cobramaster
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Alumina all over my glassware!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 2120

Re: Alumina all over my glassware!!!!

Honestly go buy a bunch of Coca-Cola and let then glassware soak in it a while.
by Cobramaster
Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: xkcd 224 (Lisp) breaks some browsers
Replies: 1
Views: 1654

Re: xkcd 224 (Lisp) breaks some browsers

I am using the Same Opera as you but under Windows 7 ultimate 64bit so that may be the difference but the comic printed just fine. Also updating to Opera 11.01 might help. Otherwise the problem may lie with your printer.
by Cobramaster
Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Plastic replacements
Replies: 11
Views: 3317

Re: Plastic replacements

Actually there is very real science working on alternatives to petroleum based plastics, that for those of you into the whole CO2 is evil crowd, is essentially using certain catalysts to react CO2 to form plastics from one of the more readily available sources of carbon. Also variants of the techniq...
by Cobramaster
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Favourite faster than light technology
Replies: 92
Views: 17195

Re: Favourite faster than light technology

I'm not aware of any Sci-Fi books that use it (though I'm sure there are some), but I think the Alcubierre Drive has been mentioned on these forums before. That's a pretty imaginative way of gaining FTL travel and doing so in an at least semi-feasible manner. Warp Speed by Travis Taylor is a pretty...
by Cobramaster
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What fictional science is required for space-fighers?
Replies: 131
Views: 13983

Re: What fictional science is required for space-fighers?

All right lets go back to the original question, Fighters as seen in BSG and other sci-fi are not possible without 2 things, Really good and Really small while not using a ridiculous amount of power, which is to say really freaking difficult. Now I have read sci-fi that essentially created an all ne...

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