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Loose Screws - Space is bigger than Texas

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The Elite Dangerous Podcast from America!! Our (sometimes) merry cast of professional podcasters play Elite: Dangerous and bring you news, tips, guides, opinions, and some crazy stuff now and then. All about the best space sim ever made.… read more


Episode 148 - Caustic Cloaca

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Squad Update: 

Two elections (LHS 3877, Lodemovoi)

Social engineering in LHS 3980 - War in progress, we want United 6 Andromedae to win.

Pushing Unktomi into expansion: current destination most likely Koraga

Brotherhood of Terra Mater has one major conflict in Cailil Reddi, and could really use a hand.

All details in the #standing-orders and/or the #loose-screws-factions channels of the Discord.

Thargoid Bug Report:


Bug Bug Report:

Remember to vote up the GPU utilization issue on the tracker!

Now the 8th top voted; keep it going (update from tracks issue)

NEW: Anarchy Extinction Bug: the SALVAGE mission SCAVENGER NPCs are still attached to local anarchy and not some neutral pirate faction. You can still be sent on missions by an anarchy faction where you have to murder that faction's NPCs to complete it. (raised by Naboo)

Previously reported as fixed by FDev, it was apparently only fixed for retrieval and protect missions. 

In-Game News:

Blame The Bard (Galnet Commentary)

Dev news: 

Stream: Frameshift Live #15 Rick roll, but with different link

Horizons upgrade to 4.0 codebase will not allow instancing with Odyssey.

Cosmetics Sale. Ship kits 50%, Paint jobs 30%, on-foot stuff and the hazards 20%

Chig chat:


The coming of the MUTO (Massive Unidentified Thargoid Object), The Thing, Stargoid, Pinwheel of Death, Caustic Cloaca?

Community Corner:

Twitch drops from fdev affiliates

Operation 2hot2messy

Piranha Squad CZs

LSPC bingo


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Movie anniversaries:

Fuck movies, Batman: The Animated Series is 30 years old TODAY! September 5, 1992

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