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Re: Forum Information - Cannot see some Forums in the list
Post by rrw   » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:05 pm

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Thank you.

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rrw wrote:Why can't I see forums such as
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Re: Forum Rules & Information
Post by cthia   » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:56 pm

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Are there plans to implement a more secure version of the site? Like http(s).

How many unsuccessful login attempts before the site locks you out?

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Re: Forum Rules & Information
Post by tlb   » Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:43 pm

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In one of the threads Jonathan_s and I have reached an impasse on the need for sails in hyper space.

I took the possibly mistaken position that the text in the technical section of More than Honor could be read to mean that sails contribute to making a transition of the boundary between the upper bands in hyperspace. The actual phrase used was "made it possible to 'crack the wall' between hyper bands with much greater impunity".

On the other hand, he claims only the hyper-generator is needed to make the transition and as improvements to it were made (such as the streak drive), then ships could go higher. Further he states that the sails are only used during the transition if a gravity wave is involved. So the phrase above referred to the possibility of a gravity wave on the other side. So sails are only used in three cases:
1) entering a gravity wave
2) traveling in a gravity wave
3) in the entrance of a wormhole to permit a transition.

Would you provide some expert guidance on this question? Is it possible that the captain would not always know if there was a gravity wave on the other side of the wall, so used sails out of prudence?
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Re: Forum Rules & Information
Post by sonex   » Mon Apr 25, 2022 5:40 pm

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DUCKK, what happened? Glad to see us back on the "AIR" :mrgreen:
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Re: Forum Rules & Information
Post by Duckk   » Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:20 pm

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Honestly, we're not sure. We had to reboot the entire VPS, then repair the MySQL tables. That's never really happened before.
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Re: Forum Rules & Information
Post by isaac_newton   » Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:39 am

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Duckk wrote:Honestly, we're not sure. We had to reboot the entire VPS, then repair the MySQL tables. That's never really happened before.



well - very glad to see you back!
was getting a bit worried!
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