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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 147 - The Whole Thing Tipped Over

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Headlines for this episode:  

Squad Update: 

No wars.  No elections. No Expansions (yet…coming soon).

Social engineering in LHS 3980 - pushing United 6 Andromedae into control (this will help us in 6 Andromedae).  Still in progress

Several systems trying to heat up…commanders seem to be whacking the moles back down.

Current goal: NOT to expand (until we prep someplace we actually want to expand to).

Brotherhood of Terra Mater has multiple wars going on, 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)

Transition from SRV to on-foot causes a crash and SRV is back inside the ship when you log back in (raised by GroverKiwi).  

Obviously, this could be a major problem if you’re a long way from your ship when it happens


In-Game News:

Blame The Bard (Galnet Commentary)

Dev news: 

Stream: Frameshift Live #13

Update 13 due post hoc issues

Thargoids in CQC! (in other news, CQC us fixed!)

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

Chig chat:


Salvation: What do we think is going to happen / What do you want to happen?

Community Corner:

Twitch drops from fdev affiliates

Operation 2hot2messy


Pecorino is one of the world's most ancient cheeses. The three Pecorini trace their roots back to Sardinia's ancient history of traditional shepherding and cheesemaking, although the oldest Pecorino most likely comes from even before that, in the countryside near Rome.

Movie anniversaries:

10 Years:

The Bourne Legacy (August 10)

15 Years: 

The Bourne Ultimatum (August 3)

Stardust (August 10)

Superbad (August 17)

20 Years:

Signs (August 2)

25 Years:

Event Horizon (August 15)

The Full Monty (August 15)

30 Years:

Unforgiven (August 7)

35 Years:

Masters of the Universe (August 7)

Dirty Dancing (August 21)

40 Years:

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (August 13)

55 Years:

In the Heat of the Night (August 2)

60 Years:

King Kong vs. Godzilla (August 11)

65 Years:

3:10 to Yuma (August 7)

80 Years: 

Bambi (August 21)

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