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16  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Pioneer - SC2 style game in development on: December 03, 2008, 06:35:12 am
This looks like fun!  Is there an exploration element involved?  Grin
Nevermind, I just read a little about it...

"Explore more than 10 huge areas of a galaxy"

Sounds good to me! Is it possible to land on the planets to do stuff?  Huh

Wait... it has that too!  Grin
17  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: why don't we make it ourselves? on: December 03, 2008, 06:28:50 am
What we need is a game that uses procedural generation! Black Sky is going to use it, I think.  It's not a SC/UQM sequel though. They need another programmer unfortunately, so it might be a long while until the game is finished. Infinity is going to use it, but that might not be out for a while either, and the main version is an MMO (also not a Star Control game though). Someone on here made a game that seemed like it would be great. It was called  Aftermath. Unfortunately,  the project just kinda died off.  I think it was meant to be a Star Control-based game too.... possibly a sequel.  Sad
18  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Stardock looking to aquire Star Control rights. on: December 01, 2008, 06:39:56 am
I fully support this! Stardock should be able to make something good! I hope they keep the exploration element intact. Not too many games seem to have that quality! We can't go to other star systems in real life, so I very much want to at least be able to do so in a video game!  Grin I just hope it's not PC only and beyond what my computer can handle. Maybe I'll have a new computer by then though.

Oh.... crap.... I kinda also hope it doesn't just end up being some MMO! I hate those because it's like a drug.... they get you addicted, then you're paying them for as long as you play. Unless the fee isn't bad. I wouldn't mind paying $25 a year, but most MMOs are quite a bit more than that.
19  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Don't use Time Warner Cable internet! They're going to cap bandwidth! on: June 04, 2008, 10:14:01 pm
Yeah, I'm really hoping it doesn't work out. We don't want to end up with the same broadband situation as Australia. If it does work, then it will spread to other places and other ISPs would start doing the same thing.  Shocked
20  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Don't use Time Warner Cable internet! They're going to cap bandwidth! on: June 04, 2008, 07:11:09 am
Time Warner Launches Bandwidth-Capped Internet Plan
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20080603/tc_nf/60098;_ylt=AvhvnG8CgsRvAQNiLxTPEwKs0NUE

Why is this bad....? You get less for your money! And you could end up paying a lot more, especially if you visit YouTube or use  iTunes a lot.  Not to mention online gaming....   Shocked

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The first tier, at $29.95 monthly, will be a relatively slow 768 kilobits per second with a 5GB monthly cap, while a plan at $54.90 per month will offer 15 megabits per second and a 40GB cap.

Both downloads and uploads count toward the monthly total. Overages will be charged at $1 a gigabyte.

For now, it only applies to new customers, but I'm sure that will change over time.

Other ISPs don't do this in the USA. This kind of crap happens in other countries, but that doesn't make it right. It shouldn't be happening there either, but at least this kind of thing hasn't taken hold here yet, so it's not too late. Let's keep it out of the USA by protesting Time Warner as an ISP. If you have Time Warner internet, then get rid of it. Find a new ISP, even though you're not a new customer. If you're looking for broadband, then avoid Time Warner! Spread this around! People need to know about it!  Shocked

Comcast is planning a bandwidth cap too, which is also annoying, but at least it's a pretty reasonable 250 gigabytes.
21  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Earth-like planets raise prospects of extra-terrestial life on: May 20, 2008, 10:32:00 pm
That might be a problem for us, but I don't think it would be a huge problem for a civilization with more advanced technology. Better technology could dramatically decrease deceleration times.
22  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Earth-like planets raise prospects of extra-terrestial life on: March 22, 2008, 07:43:51 am
Good point.  Why wouldn't methane be out there? As you said, this just proves that they can detect that fact. I think I was confused about what the significance of this find  was.... but I knew that significance was there somewhere!

Maybe this same thing will happen soon, only with alien life, rather than methane. Astronomers predict we'll discover alien life somehow in the next few decades. After all, why wouldn't there be life out there? Grin

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/11/1114_031114_setisearch.html
23  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Earth-like planets raise prospects of extra-terrestial life on: March 20, 2008, 09:06:34 pm
Yep, true. There may be no life in that system at all. But it proves that methane is out there... which I guess isn't too much of a surprise. Nice to have it confirmed, though!  Grin
24  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Rant about the Wii. on: March 20, 2008, 04:29:34 am
Smash Bros. is awesome.

I agree! It brought the system to life for me.  Grin I hadn't really played my Wii in months before it came out.
25  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Earth-like planets raise prospects of extra-terrestial life on: March 20, 2008, 04:28:09 am
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/080319-extrasolar-methane.html

Methane detected at an extrasolar planet  Shocked
This is all happening so quickly!  Grin Now that I said that, there probably won't be any news for... about a year.
26  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Earth-like planets raise prospects of extra-terrestial life on: March 14, 2008, 06:37:38 am
Speaking of asteroids...

Panspermia just became a MUCH stronger theory recently. Scientists have found extremely high levels of amino acids in two different meteorites. I don't see why this couldn't have happened on other planets in our galaxy and in other galaxies too!  Grin

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/080313-life-origin.html

EDIT: Just found this!   Grin

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2008-042

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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered large amounts of simple organic gases and water vapor in a possible planet-forming region around an infant star, along with evidence that these molecules were created there. They've also found water in the same zone around two other young stars.
27  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: SC2 laws, copyrights, etc... on: March 12, 2008, 11:46:52 pm
I don't know, but copyright laws need a MAJOR overhaul.  There's a problem when people have a copyright on an ancient song (the Happy Birthday song) and when a company screws something up because they want to do things their own stupid way (Star Control III) Of course, if there were an overhaul, then it's possible that things could end up being even worse....  Undecided
28  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Earth-like planets raise prospects of extra-terrestial life on: March 08, 2008, 11:07:10 am
Hmm, interesting discussion has begun.... and I will add something great to this....
There's a strong possibility that one of the 3 closest stars, Alpha Centauri B,  could have a planet very similar to Earth.   Shocked Grin

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/080307-another-earth.html
29  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Gamespy ranks Star control 2 as #1 most wanted remaster! on: March 04, 2008, 11:40:03 pm
Remaster? I want a NEW Star Control!  Shocked
30  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: new map scan on: February 29, 2008, 12:55:49 am
Woah, this is pretty amusing!  I like it! Grin
What controls the placement/number of stars/constellations? It would be pretty amazing to get it to do something like this thing does...
http://www.irony.com/iG-Space.html
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