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Derfel Cadarn

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    Nothing's forgotten. Nothing is ever forgotten
  • Birthday 05/31/1979

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  1. Derfel Cadarn

    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    I used the buggy to collect resources to boost the range of my hyperdrive for a couple of jumps if need be. But its time consuming so not really worth it. The repair kits I have are for systems rather than hull.
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    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    Yeah the universe is massive. You have to go quite far out to find planets no one’s scanned. If you can find mineral-rich or earth-like planets, you get a lot more cash on selling the data. For exploration, read guides on fitting the ship. You want as light as possible, no weapons. Essentially you’re flying a hyperdrive with a big fuel tank, a fuel scoop, and some scanners. My ship was a bit heavier as I took my buggy to drive on planets, but I left it at Jacques. Also fitted a repair module and couple of heat sinks - when doing a lot of jumps, its easy to get sloppy with fuelling, and get too close to the star. If you do use repair modules, be very careful when and what you repair. If you repair life support, remmeber to turn it back on. Don’t repair the frameshift drive while using it, ie warping in-system, or it will shut down, throw you out of warp, and do a lot of damage.
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    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    Elite is slow but good once you get a bit of cash. Avoid combat at first, the starter ship sucks for it. My Pc is 5 years old, so I got it for PS4. Barely played anythibg in almost a year (15 month old baby), and barely played Elite in almost 2 years. My Asp Explorer is still in the middle of nowhere, I’ll need to figure out the new scanning mechanics when I’ve time to get back into it. My name is marked against quite a few planets in recognition as being the first pilot to discover them. My exploration run to the Colonia system (where Jacques Station, a space station turned into a ship) is based, 22,000 ly from Sol (Earth’s system). I sold my data on docking at Jacques Station, and made 33 mill credits. Trivia: Jacques Station was introduced in a short story that came with Frontier: Elite 2, where an android who owns a station plans to fit it with hyperdrives and take it off exploring.
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    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    Afraid not. Just be wary; there are a lot of scammers out there
  5. Nostalgia must be the only reason these people can watch A New Hope. You know, when within minutes of being rescued, an ungrateful Leia has slagged Luke’s height, told them their (lack of) escape plan sucks, takes command, insults Chewie, and implies the Falcon is a piece of shit.
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    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    If you want it to look good, hire an artist. There are a lot if freelance ones out there. Be wary of using stock images that other books may have used
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    UK Politics: Who Pays the Andyman?

    The interim UKIP leader makes a Freudian slip when asked about Tommy Robinson, when stating that UKIP is “different from other racist parties” https://mobile.twitter.com/chrisrickett/status/1201478949240528896 They don’t have a black candidate but she thinks they might have an Indian one. /facepalm
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    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    A great 5 star review of My 2nd novel, Thorns of a Black Rose on Risingshadow.net https://www.risingshadow.net/articles/reviews/984-review-thorns-of-a-black-rose-by-david-craig “...is a highly enjoyable epic fantasy novel which reads like a combination of Arabian Nights, The Thief of Baghdad and Assassin's Creed with a faint touch of Laurence of Arabia. It's a fully satisfying tale of thievery, assassinations, survival and vengeance....”
  9. BBC misrepresented Corbyn’s views on police shooting terrorists (after the French attacks) https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/entertainment-arts-38666914?__twitter_impression=true
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    Major incident on London Bridge

    Few details on bbc news, other than London Bridge sealed off, there were gunshots heard, and reports of injuries
  11. Seems to be a lot of stuff on social media about the BBC editing Boris Johnson to make him look better , turning derisive laughter into applause.
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    Has it all gone quiet since the TV show finished?

    It wasn’t a huge disaster. It was a fucking television show that could have used sone additional episodes to flesh out motivation, and some better lighting during the battle against the white walkers.
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    The books coming out in 2020

    The second Sooty Feathers book, sequel to Resurrection Men. Assuming the publisher likes it. Hope to submit it very soon.
  14. Fuck me. Another PR coup for the Tories. https://news.sky.com/story/harry-dunn-foreign-secretary-dominic-raab-defends-seeking-legal-costs-from-family-11865519
  15. Not like a common suspect, of course, but in the manner of Sherlock Holmes.