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    FlorbFnarb reacted to punishersal in Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?   
    Yeah, I have heard about Hutton orbital and free Condas somewhere too 
    One of gaming press sites had article about it, iirc.
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to punishersal in Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?   
    Aaaarrgh, those damn flying times to reach location just take away fun for me. Whatever I try doing, requires staring at screen for minutes or doing something else besides game while my ship reaches location.
    Game is ok, I just cant stand those fly times.
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to Unavailebow in Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?   
    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.
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to Unavailebow in Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?   
    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.
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to punishersal in Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?   
    I jumped Painite mine train and in several runs with Cobra(including 1 without shields for extra 16 tons), I made enough for nearly 4 Pytons.
    Somewhere deep in conciousness it seemed that it was wrong. It just felt that it shouldnt be that really easy to get this rich and buy whatever ship I want(except faction ones)
    Got Python and so far except for large cargo it doesnt seem that fun. Havent outfitted it really because low jump range surprised me. 
     
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to Unavailebow in Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?   
    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.
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to punishersal in Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?   
    Then I was just in time to try and abuse Painite 
    180 Ly to nearest Painite mining system and then another 180 to Baiawa system to sell for highest price. Mined 10 tons od Painite, but damn tha felt slow. Feels like I would have to sit all day to mine full Cobra of Painite 
    Is it like this for everybody or its just my lack of experience/equipment?
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to Unavailebow in Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?   
    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.
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    FlorbFnarb got a reaction from Unavailebow in Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?   
    I made a spreadsheet to calculate the opportunity cost of selling all your mining cargo (painite, whatever) in-system to a fleet carrier versus selling some of it in-system but selling as much as you can (up to 25% of demand) wherever the commodity commands the highest prices.
    You only have to supply four piece of information:
    The size of your load of cargo The price carriers in-system are offering The price offered by whatever system is paying the most The demand in that system The spreadsheet calculates 25% of the demand, calculates that many tons as sold at the top dollar price, and figures the rest of it as sold in-system to a carrier at the carrier's price.  It tells you how much extra money you make by making the trip, and how many tons of ore that equals to at the price offered by the carriers in-system.
    That way if you know the trip to sell takes you X minutes and the increased profit is worth Y tons of ore, if you Y is more tons of ore than you can mine in X minutes, go ahead and make the trip.  If you can mine more than Y tons of ore in X minutes, the trip is a waste of your time; you'd make more money just selling it all to a carrier and getting right back in the ring.  If you mine exactly Y tons in X minutes, it's a wash.
     
    Link to the spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uGYbzALUGlufWpBdcU3jDGxW-BVhA8sB17LBkLqeos8/edit?usp=sharing
     
    Make a copy and clear out my example data in the shaded boxes; leave everything else alone, that's where the formulas are.
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to Wanderjar in Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?   
    diamonds/opals etc. they nerfed the 'hot spot' mechanic pretty hard, though i dont know the last time you played
    normal/engineering stuff is still as common as ever
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to Unavailebow in Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?   
    Occupied by real life, looked at Odyssey, might go for it.
    Still alive? @FlorbFnarb
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to NightmareMk9 in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    Is this really necessary?  Will it be at the bottom of every menu in the country for the next decade?

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    FlorbFnarb reacted to 8_Hussars in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    Do you have a citation for this?  I only ask because most literature suggests we still do not know yet.
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-coronavirus-spreads-through-the-air-what-we-know-so-far1/
     
    The correct level of response is certainly debatable, and very easy to critique in hindsight.  However, it is indisputable that differences in the national and regional "draconian" approaches have had significant and different outcomes.
     
    This is so true.  However, we must remember this was/is a pre-existing condition and Covid-19 just highlighted a decades old problem. 
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to Ezz in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    Australia had most of our cases being imported. A few outbreaks but contact tracing got those sorted pretty quick. Talk of second waves and such and hard to tell how long isolation measures will last.
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to Unavailebow in Elite: Dangerous - Anyone Out there?   
    5 Billion for a fleet carrier... Does that mean

    If I sell all my ship I can afford an empty carrier 
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to NightmareMk9 in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    We can put this one in the "NO SHIT" folder
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-coronavirus-cases-might-have-been-four-times-official-figure-says-study/ar-BB135g0F?li=BBnb7Kz
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to sr360 in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    We will see. I’m on call next week and my state is bracing for the surge. Having said that we acted early and decisively and current projections show that we will have hospital and ICU capacity to spare, and in fact we are sending excess ventilators to NY.
    We are now universal masks-on at the hospital, but PPE remains critically short and we have been instructed to reuse masks and certain other PPE
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to sr360 in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    Its worse than that. There are a ton of people out there who have characteristic symptoms but due to the utter failure of the CDC and Federal leadership to ramp up testing, there are just not enough tests to go around. We are only testing people who are sick enough to be hospitalized or who are otherwise high risk. People want to be tested, doctors want to test patients, but there are just not enough tests.
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to NightmareMk9 in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    USA
    100k Cases on 3/27
    200k Cases on 3/31
    300k Cases on 4/4
    Not quite a log curve, but pretty damn steep
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to sr360 in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    Virulence means the ability to infect, not the ease of transmission. HIV is a virulent virus, in that it evades host defenses pretty easily.
    What you're thinking of is infectivity or transmissibility.
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to sr360 in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    I'm not a virologist, but I haven't read whether SARS-CoV-2 will be more akin to measles, HBV or poliovirus, where prior exposure/vaccination confers immunity, or rhinovirus where there are multiple strains circulating and you don't have cross-immunity, or influenza where it is constantly mutating to evade vaccine protection. I don't think there's evidence that it lays dormant in a reservoir like the herpesviruses (notably HSV, CMV or VZV)
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to Wanderjar in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    Amen brother

    I got my essential letter today as did my wife. The joys of being non-medical critical infrastructure 

    West Texas just went to shelter-in-place and are limiting all biz to 10% of max occupancy to enforce distancing etc. I'm seeing a lot more paper masks now, but locally we only have about 24 cases and 8 of those are all 1 family that went to San Antiono
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    FlorbFnarb got a reaction from Wanderjar in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    Can I get an amen for car culture?  Fuck a bunch of riding subways and buses.
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to NightmareMk9 in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    1,000,000 cases worldwide (plus probably another +200k in China)
    240,000 Cases in the US
    92,000 in New York (population 19.5 Million) - (8.6 Million in New York City alone)
    9,900 in California (population 39.5 Million)
    West Coast Best Coast
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    FlorbFnarb reacted to Unavailebow in Corona Virus vs WotLabs Community Megathread   
    Everybody still alive and kicking?
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