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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 165 - Devs Hate This One Weird Trick

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Squad Update:

  • No current wars or elections.
  • One over-heating system: Maikoro.  Nothing else critical.
  • Oya Maelstrom (#7) updates:
    • fighting back an Alert in Huile (Complete!) and an Invasion in Gliese 9035 (84%).  Secondary target will be the Invasion in HIP 7338.
    • Oya will have 3 or 4 active invasions next cycle…estimate 2 weeks to containment.
    • Cycle 6 Starts Thursday (1/5)
    • Maelstrom Report:
      • 51 Alerts (-30), 38 Invasions (-12), 337 Controlled (+84), 18 in Recovery (+8)
    • What we’ve learned:
      • Alert mechanic likely very similar to BGS expansion…limited range (likely about 10-15LY from a controlled system).
      • Invasions in the last week on the timer frequently have no active ports and no AXCZs…making them a pain.
      • System recovery is 4 weeks, fixed length.
      • Systems where the Invasion is repelled in the first week, only have a 1-week recovery state.

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WhErE tHe ChEeSe At?

Velveeta, go make some fudge! Lol

Movie anniversaries:

None..?! (well, Gigi, 65 years ago January 1)

Jan 3, 1983 – 40 years ago

Time magazine put a personal computer on its front cover as ‘Machine of the Year’ instead of its usual ‘Man of the Year’.

National Science-Fiction Day:

What/who is your favorite book, movie, author, etc…

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