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Interesting titbits from the 3D Realms history:

https://3drealms.com/news/3d-realms-off ... ry-part-2/

Look at Tom's door! I think I've found the Dort on it! Check it out + there are all sorts of creatures as well!

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Could these be Vorticons? Maybe their inhabitable planet? Or rather - the inspiration for them?
MoffD wrote:That first pic looks like a Gary Larson toon I've seen

iirc, it's a man hunt and the dog's thinking "I can't smell a d*** thing"
Spot on!
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Just talked to Tom about the dort on facebook. He said it was yellow, low-body, mix between a cow and a dacshund with a more dog-like head, and he quickly drew this:

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So if it's not in your april fools folder, does this mean it is real?

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It's real.
He also said there's a sprite of it somewhere.
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Orbits in the space aren't as easy to understand.
ISS is about 400 km above the Earth. What would happen with some object which is thrown down with a speed of 1 m/s? Would it continue to fall with this speed?

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ISIS orbits at a much lower level. :disguised

Do you mean continuing to fall with the same horizontal speed? Theoretically, in a vacuum unaffected by gravity, yes. In reality, no. All kinds of influences like atmosphere and gravity will affect its speed.

Funny you should mention orbits - this Astronomy Picture of the Day turned up as my desktop background today (yay for KDE having web-enabled wallpapers): http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150430.html
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welp! i use xfce with:

Code: Select all

 /usr/lib/xscreensaver/(screensaver) -window-id (insert desktop window id here)
Although that doesn't play nice with icons :'(
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Entrepreneur Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity... The man who is changing the world.

A recent event reveals the Tesla Powerwall:

https://youtu.be/yKORsrlN-2k

:drool :drool :drool

This is really important for sustainable energy.

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Decades ago, on a year I won't be bothered to look up, phillips bought the rights to license nintendo franchises on their new cd-based full motion video video game console. It would be a grand undertaking, whence Mario would finally get the screenplays, voice acting, and cinematic extravagance he deserved after years of silence on nintendo consoles too limited to give him vocal clarity. In this launch title, the game that would put Phillips on the map of the video game market at long last, someone walked into an audio dub studio, read his script, and said "I hope she makes lotsa spaghetti!" into the microphone. No hesitation, no questions asked, with expectations of erning a fortune and a long-lasting career from his involvement in a real Mario game.

The rest is legend.
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Woah, yay! Grimson's back! search.php?search_author=Grimson
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Welcome back Grimson!

So remember when I found that floating platform going over poles glitch? Apparently it can happen with bounders too. (I guess this will happen with ANY moving object that is solid passing over a pole)
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Keening_Product wrote:Woah, yay! Grimson's back! search.php?search_author=Grimson
Oh hey, I always come by every now and then to check if there's any cool new mods or updates ;)

Nice to see this place still alive and well.
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It will be very interesting to read keeners opinions (serious or not) on this:

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And what would keen himself actually choose?

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Hahaha, vitamins. :)

Insect repellant for skypests.

Sunscreen, cuz let's face it, Keen won't tan.

And a Wilson brand Bounder for easy transportation =)

(Cheatingly obligatory 5th item: The oasis lifewater purifier)
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Hmmm... prolly these:
Knife - good for a lot of things
Pot - cooking and purifiying/carrying water
Tarp - last better than a tent/make into a shelter
First Aid Kit - obvious reasons, depending on how long until the possibility of rescue and what's in it

If I replaced any of those, it would be with rope or matches. Rifle is dependant on how much ammo is available
Wilson... Well... He can bring his own things >:
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