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Offline Green1

Re: Mars One - Human settlement of Mars in 2023
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2012, 12:04:26 AM »
OMG! LOL...

Well, he made a fortune selling 1 USD (or less) to make CDs for 20 USD a pop in his Virgin Megastores that were located in the top 50 US cities. Now that the internet killed all that, he branches out.

Virgin Mobile actually is a pretty good deal. In fact I use cell phone, game and post online through a tether at 200- 300 ms, no stupid contract, decent service. I often joke to the Virgin Mobile counterperson that i am making another payment on Spaceship2 whe I pay phone/internet. I still say his Virgin galactic is just an expensive rollercoaster ride. Elon Musk and Bigalowe have it more nailed.

But.. back on topic.

Mars one seems like the "space elevator project". A money sink going nowhere.

No... you do not want to film every move or have some corp on earth owning "rights" to intellectuall property on Mars. The lack of privacy is asking for animosity. You want to go like Morgan with a combo of Miriam. Freedom. But, there is no freedom when only "the select few" can escape. You also need industrial base to make things out of stuff there. To quote SMAX, "One does not create a dataprobe out of sand....."
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Re: Mars One - Human settlement of Mars in 2023
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2012, 05:09:21 AM »
Weellll, it seems like a Branson faction ought to have a dash of retail/entertainment/shipping/communications to it - though how you'd get that across any more than they did with Morgan, I don't know.  I've argued before that Morgan is Donald Trump - which is fairly true as far as personality.  But Branson is closer as far as diversity of business interests, and for that matter, in that backing the Unity project and then stowing away sounds more like Branson.

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I'd think that the privacy concerns vis the reality show wouldn't be the problem.  The sort of people who make good astronauts are very careful, self-controled folks, the sort who line up their shoes a certain way at bedtime and practice fantastic impulse control.  How would the producers get them to fight, and badmouth each other in interviews? 

The drink/screw/squabble sorts that populate these things aren't my idea of good TV at all, but if they didn't get over with most people, those shows would be different. 

I doubt anyone planing this has considered it; a group of ice-cold workaholic PhDs talking about their work is hardly going to make for $2.6-billion-dollar TV.  It'll tank pretty fast if the mission goes well.
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Re: Mars One - Human settlement of Mars in 2023
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2012, 10:59:08 PM »
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Re: Mars One - Human settlement of Mars in 2023
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2012, 11:08:49 PM »
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« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2012, 03:18:51 PM »
Taken your Branson.pcx out for a 'Test-toast' with a TXT file I knocked together, filling the Branson2 and 3 slots with Hive clones for the moment.

BUncle, it looks seriously nice on the landscape!
Can't say quite the same about the gameplay, I might have handicapped him too much. I'll post a copy of it as soon as I've given it a bit more testing.
(He*l, I don't have a monopoly on assigning fac parameters; but I did give him a penalty for Fundamentalism...)

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Re: Mars One - Human settlement of Mars in 2023
« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2012, 04:52:45 PM »
Taken your Branson.pcx out for a 'Test-toast' with a TXT file I knocked together, filling the Branson2 and 3 slots with Hive clones for the moment.

BUncle, it looks seriously nice on the landscape!
Can't say quite the same about the gameplay, I might have handicapped him too much. I'll post a copy of it as soon as I've given it a bit more testing.
(He*l, I don't have a monopoly on assigning fac parameters; but I did give him a penalty for Fundamentalism...)
We'll need to see a screeny, then.

Of course, we want to post the final product in downloads when it's ready.  I've enjoyed working on a number of community projects, but few get completed.

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Re: Mars One - Human settlement of Mars in 2023
« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2012, 05:57:13 PM »
We'll need to see a screeny, then.

Of course, we want to post the final product in downloads when it's ready.  I've enjoyed working on a number of community projects, but few get completed.

That's going to likely be problematic. ANY other game I could cap a screeny, but SMACX is THE one exception. Doesn't matter if I have Photoshop 7 running in the b/g, whatever I cap is acidhouse.

But I can attach a copy of the fileset later on today. I'm just knocking a few typos out atm. It's been unusual gameplay on a huge planet map.

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Re: Mars One - Human settlement of Mars in 2023
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2012, 07:11:10 PM »
Screenshots is easy when you know how; tab out of the game (Windows key, or something of the sort) and paste WHILE the game's still running.  It'll still look wrong at the moment, but when you exit the game, the colors will be right.

I'm splitting off the modding stuff to the appropriate forum...

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Re: Mars One - Human settlement of Mars in 2023
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2012, 07:33:24 PM »
Done.  I'm no topic nazi, but it seemed best to put the modding in the Modding forum and keep this on Mars One.

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« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2012, 07:48:09 PM »
Sounds like a plan

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Re: Mars One - Human settlement of Mars in 2023
« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2012, 09:20:55 PM »
The other thread is A spontaneous community faction project.   I bet we can solve your screenshot problem there...

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« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2012, 09:30:06 PM »
OK then.
I'm turning in for the night after a busy and varied day.
I'll check the link after some Rand R.

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Wanted: Mars Colonists to Explore Red Planet
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2013, 04:33:30 PM »
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Wanted: Mars Colonists to Explore Red Planet
By SPACE.com Staff | SPACE.com – 19 hrs ago.. .

 
If you think you have the right stuff to help colonize Mars, you'll soon get your chance to prove it.
 
The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One, which hopes to put the first boots on the Red Planet in 2023, released its basic astronaut requirements today (Jan. 8), setting the stage for a televised global selection process that will begin later this year.

Mars One isn't zeroing in on scientists or former fighter pilots; anyone who is at least 18 years old can apply to become a Mars colony pioneer. The most important criteria, officials say, are intelligence, good mental and physical health and dedication to the project, as astronauts will undergo eight years of training before launch.



"Gone are the days when bravery and the number of hours flying a supersonic jet were the top criteria," Norbert Kraft, Mars One's chief medical director and a former NASA researcher, said in a statement. "Now, we are more concerned with how well each astronaut works and lives with the others, in the long journey from Earth to Mars and for a lifetime of challenges ahead."

Mars One plans to launch a series of robotic cargo missions between 2016 and 2021, which will build a habitable Red Planet outpost ahead of the arrival of the first four colonists in 2023. More settlers will arrive every two years after that. There are no plans to return the pioneers to Earth. [Mars One: 'Big Brother' on Mars? (Video)]

The organization will fund most of its ambitious activities by staging a global reality-TV event that follows the colonization effort from astronaut selection through the settlers' first years on Mars.

Mars One, which transitioned from a private company to a nonprofit late last year, has already received a number of inquiries from prospective colonists, officials said.

"Well before the official Astronaut Selection Program, we received more than 1,000 emails from individuals who desire to go to Mars," Suzanne Flinkenflögel, Mars One's communications director, said in a statement. "We are working hard to launch our selection campaign as soon as possible, to open the doors to everyone who aspires to do something tremendous in their lifetime."

Final astronaut candidates will be selected after review by Mars One experts and a global TV event. Those chosen will be employed by Mars One during their Earth-based training and for the length of their time on the Red Planet, officials said.

To learn more about the selection process, go to www.thenextgiantleap.com.
http://news.yahoo.com/wanted-mars-colonists-explore-red-planet-204754693.html

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Re: Mars One - Human settlement of Mars in 2023
« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2013, 05:25:18 AM »
This thread should be retitled the Birth of Branson.

I'd suggest though

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Re: Mars One - Human settlement of Mars in 2023
« Reply #44 on: January 13, 2013, 05:37:58 AM »
Davy actually got something playable put together before he went missing - check the Mars threads in Modding.

 

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