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  1. I have watched Elite long enough to know money grind should not be a thing at all. Not because of players should or shouldn't progress at a certain pace, is that smaller ships generally don't have an advantage over large ship (understably so.), you cannot balance a ship's cost and operational cost by yet another cost (rebuy). Think of jump range, nobody will say Conda's jump range is overkill in this 20,000+ Ly diameter Milky Way. The only noticeable different is when ships are in combat, other than that, no such thing small ships can do larger ships cannot manage. CR was always a big issue for Elite because Elite itself was never intented to be focusing on that, but variety of activities not locked behind CR wall. That doesn't stop people liking their small ships and personally I prefer this as a state of game than, having large ships locked behind a 1000hr CR grind as it has taken away again, player's ability to choose what they want to fly with in this vast emptiness. Might not sound very good to the game's longevity, yet it doesn't stop AspX being the most flew ship among CMDRs, instead of anything bigger. Python needs that Guardian FSD booster. Price tag wise, most expensive ship to run a Class 5 FSD, not the heaviest, rather light actually,, jump range sits right in the middle among all Class 5 FSD ships, but because it can hold the 2nd most cargo plus a few Class 7 modules, you start to lose quite a bit of jump range.
  2. Most of my current assets, were from Sothis, got my two Condas from there, and my first Cutter within a month. The remaining ones were from skimmers, and mining. Can't tell how bored I was when I did those, weren't as profitable as nowadays 100mil+ methods either. Those were only rougly 60mil/hr with a Cutter.
  3. The idea on their head is $/hr, which is fine, because boring stuff will send ppl away, and certainly some activities are bound to be boring, do I put risk factor ahead of boring factor probably not, payout was never the issue for me even for combat related activities, just bored.
  4. But we are still in 2020 so chances are there will be quirks, actually, it is Frontier afterall, it bound to have quirks. So after... how many years? Combat will become the dominant credit earner (or not)? They just keep cycling the dominant methods since release, first it was REZ hunt,then it was jewllery smuggle, trade routes, then combat bond CG (farm with help of capital class), then trade mission, smuggling mission, then deep core mining, then surface mining... oh well. At least it kept making all the ships useful from time to time.
  5. I haven't done calucations but in my head, it makes journeys slower as you have to maintain it not like a ship. It is safer tho, if you are into life-risking explorations
  6. Even tho I have zero demand on credits because haha fleet carrier is a pet and I don't need it but I'd save the chart for the future. -sitting in a corner waiting for new content-
  7. Occupied by real life, looked at Odyssey, might go for it. Still alive? @FlorbFnarb
  8. If normal high air temp could kill it, it would not affect deserted climate countries, from what I know the "high temp" was talking about something like 50℃ or even higher. Dry air have less larger particles in the air afloats compare to damp air, plus less moisture makes thing less likely to stick to each other, eveything feels sticky during damp weather because those are the particles (and viruses) supposed to be in air.
  9. @Haswell Tfw when you see the latest 51 confirmed case that not be sent to hospital, one of them was just few structural walls away from my flat. We don't share the same entrances but same roof, we have 5 entrances but from outside it looks like one continuous building. The one caught it was just the next entrance of mine. p.s. I blame 000000s for overshadowing this poast
  10. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/have-many-coronavirus-patients-died-italy/ “The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus.” *Mild confusion* approves. I found report (in Chinese) of Iceland’s deCODE Genetics have found 40 strains on their patients. This sounds worrying.
  11. 5 Billion for a fleet carrier... Does that mean If I sell all my ship I can afford an empty carrier
  12. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8160759/Cell-phone-data-reveals-Spring-Break-covidiots-traveled-flooding-beaches.html Mass data gathering and tracking are there and companies like Tectonix has been around for some time. To this date some people are still thinking they can act as they were not tracked. Scary when the data are being put together but everybody should have known. I could only wonder why nobody has done something good with these data beforehand, instead they were staring at their data heatmaps for...?
  13. Absolutely not. We never have lockdown and all border closed. If you think our gov should be given credits, that is because they took credits from us the public. We knew the virus since January, land border to China were only started closing on Feb, if not one by one or two by two, there is always a border left open. I cannot count how many border they have made through that small joint of the peninsula, basically if mainland Chinese want to go in, they do it as they wish. Eventually they did restricted entry (a week or two ago, lol) only allowing HK residence to entry. Oh if you happen to have a Chinese passport you can get in too! It is funny because the gov used to tell us not to stock up mask, then they follow WHO (lol) instruction telling us only wear it if you are sick, now they make sure everybody knows you should wear it if you are going to public spaces. Believing in our gov can give you interesting consequences if not potentially fatal. I get it. But is it common to put a year number behind a virus branch and call it a disease? They say “We are a family” when they want our masks. Then they also don’t mind having us and TW on our own when we have worse statistics. Simple.
  14. SARS, MERS, Bat-CoV... Anything with a CoV is basically coronavirus. COVID-19 was referring as the disease brought by SARS-CoV-2 (2019 nCoV). CoronaVirus Disease 19 is still an oversimplification in my opinion. Only the 19 is unique. Corona virus disease is not something worthy to have an acronym, if they named it right, it should not even have the word "Corona" in it. But it is what it is. I still call it WARS (Wuhan Acute Respiratory Syndrome) anyway. I am from HK and thats what we do.
  15. You cannot find Wuhan virus because it doesn't come in as English . In Chinese, 武漢肺炎 is not a direct translation of Wuhan virus (or disease) but rather Wuhan Pneumonia. 新型冠狀病毒病 (official short form 新冠肺炎), which is COVID, is a direct translation yet short form is still referring it as Pneumonia. 武漢 (Wuhan) 肺炎 (Pneumonia) vs 新型 (New) 冠狀病毒 (Coronavirus) 病 (Disease) The former being more direct instead and thus no need to short form, both are grammatically correct but the latter is compressed. Former is more commonly used because it is closer to verbal grammar. A even shorter form used by media will be 武肺, 武(Wu) 肺 (Lung). May your grandmother be in peace. The confusion is, COVID-19, SARS, MERS are referring to the disease, while SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV are referring to the coronavirus that caused the disease, with a year number behind it to specify its evolution state, i.e. version. They now simply call the virus responsible for COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2. There is no linkage between naming the virus and the disease. I think they realise calling it COVID-19-CoV is dumb.
  16. Many people forget SARS and Wuhan Virus close friend, MERS. ME, middle east. Other example of virus origin naming being JEV, Japanese encephalitis. Scientific naming and local adoption of the virus should nothing more than a cultural thing, bring it up to a global level? Bottom line being, CCP is easily triggered. Even then the name of COVID-19 is no where aligned as its siblings SARS and MERS, there are numerous coronaviruses the current virus was shown closer to Bat-CoV branch (Bat-CoV 2017, Bat-CoV 2018 so on...) Practically they all have their own branch, naming it Corona Virus Disease 19 can be misleading as all diseases caused by any CoV can logically refer as corona virus disease, but how will they name subsequent viruses of the same branch and diseases caused by it? Should they all be referred as COVID-19 if the virus itself evolved? Their siblings dont come across it even they have clearly changed over the years since first discovered. Personally I don’t see putting a year number behind the best choice, regardless of whatever disease name they come up with.
  17. If you could read both TChinese and SChinese you will see countless number of threads debunking their fake reports, for example, China had a few days of “no cases”, reported by media, global. In truth it was them ran out of effective testing equipment, and once again. There is no cases if you don’t test it. Another example would be BBC and other mainstream media talked about our gov’s measurements. Which they will tell you there is a 14 day home quarantine period for all boarder entries, wristband for “tracking”, and now upgraded to an alarm sounding wristband with mobile tracking app associated with it. What they -forgot- to tell you is, the old wristband only has a QRcode on it, scissor it and off you go buying McDonalds or sth. The “upgraded” wristband used on returning residences from Hubei, however, they say app cannot be installed as they do not have google playstore (banned in mainland obviously), to which any Android person would tell you an apk will do. So now they upgraded the wristband via adding an alarm which sounds by an app installed through a Playstore that they don’t need. I will not go into US politics because we have our ways to establish who sides to China and who doesn’t, should not be brought into this thread. The biggest problem we had is a lot of countries residences are not treating global news and unofficial channels seriously, if not denying it straight. It is particular hard for us to bring what we know to the others, we work through social media, forums and all those outsiders view as rumours (even when we have strong enough evidences and data backing up). More often ignoring, as we see in this corona thing, we wouldn’t mind upsetting people, we warned, ignored, it went. It is not a Western racism thing, Japanese are like that, South Koreans are like that, Singaporean are like that, just in general. Reading local news and happenings from oversea media, going back and forth a few times gives a good indication of how skewed things are.
  18. Wrong side of the question. The point of asking being, is close contact with types of animals far riskier than before, both for the pets (or may not be pets) and the owner. Pets can be infected and had died to the virus, cases local, earlier March. There won’t be relevant data until both owner and pet(s) are hit and both were forcibly tested for viruses containment. i.e. owners can’t even tell what symptoms are on different animals, let alone sending them for tests if they aren’t too big. How would animals be infected will be different from how humans would, we don’t have a thick layer of fur trapping viruses and we don’t necessarily lick ourselves. Viruses on animals is a different sector and certainly worth knowing.
  19. Might not the answer you are looking for due to our -special- socio political atmosphere. Aside from the dashboard, every piece of news and events are spread through, fact checked by social media. Background check whether the data source or media sources have relation to China, that will hint the likeliness of being fake / manipulated. Hence we reach far for information, looking at foreign news, independent reports, articles and so on. It has been a media war for a long time. Basically to compensate our incompetent government’s decisions. They always leave a backdoor for China when it comes to making new measurements
  20. If I be the officials I’d more concern the 2nd wave even 3rd wave before even considering reaching out my hands, for a simple reason of, we don’t have exact figures to convince people we can take a hit, or it had already past its prime. I try not to say bad things about any EU or other Western countries, but this whole corona thing is giving us clear indication of who likes RMB and who doesn’t. (very important to us) more than humanity. The point being, some have their own priorities over the virus. Just like us, people will go mad if they can’t go back to work.
  21. At this point everything we are doing are just so to give as much time possible for medical advancements to happen. I don’t believe in natural antibiotics just yet, I may need to re-educate myself but whats currently in my head is, every flu you catch is slightly different than what you had, old natural antibiotics don’t react to them, I am not sure about this, was told many years ago.
  22. I guess some people really prefer the thing in their heads than objectivity. We have this daily update dashboard (Mostly for reference) so we can have fun knowing if your opposite building has people in their own tents. Local meme. https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/covid-19/en.html
  23. Controlled environment? Which particular cruise ship were you talking about, almost all cruise ship has pepple left before they were forced to be quarantined. Plus I would like to see multiple sources backing the "15%", at what particular time and location. Also, in what method of estimation the "close to 0%" can be came up with? Does that mean there are flavour variables which makes the virus less lethal the longer it is around instead of its potential mutation? I am not convinced.
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