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    I started life as an electronics/radio technician and worked on computers as a hobby. Now I work in the industrial automation field, doing system admin stuff on large scale machines for more years then I care to admit. I have and still do work on everything from 486s and up. I also have a fair bit of knowledge in hydraulics, power generation, industrial controls, data collection and measuring systems, and everything in between. I personally gave up on Microsoft about 15 years ago, and haven’t looked back since.

    Current box:
    Ubuntu 20.04
    Coolmaster N200 case
    Gigabyte B450 Aorus board
    Ryzen 5 2600 CPU
    32GB G.Skill DDR4-3200 Ram
    MSI RTX 2060 Super GPU
    500GB WD Black SN720 NVMe
    500GB WD Blue Sata SSD
    Cheap 3TB WD Blue HDD
    Old Asus Blue-ray drive

    I also have a central server for network storage, containers, and VMs. A pfsense box for a firewall and countless other random computers and PIs. I have a problem I know, but at least my IT friends have someone they can go to for help.
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    Camping,fishing,computers, ham radio,wood working, building/fixing/restoring anything, brewing beer.

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  1. Then they probably were just stuck on the corner of the block. Try using ramps around the outside.
  2. Did you add a ladder up to you? If the can't get closer to you they go into smash every thing mode. They don't care about the shape of the base.
  3. Nfg


    I generally let it go until something is broken. Take the time to pay with crazy ideas and explore. Try to push yourself knowing you will have to restart at some point.
  4. FYI, you can easily mine a few stacks of shale with a pickaxe in a few minutes. No auger needed. That's the first thing I do after I get a chem station with my down time. Before that I just use the blunder bus or shotty. Also it's normally not very hard to find a working chem station in random POIs. No beaker required. So what resources should you be sinking and how do you get them??? My general schedule early game after I get a bike is; Out the door before 4 and do some quick mining before the traider opens, get quest, finish quest. Then if i have enough time, I'll get a second quest, if not I'll go mine for a bit. Most of the time I'm still just using a stone axe still. Then head home to work on the base over night. I do that 6 days a week. On day 7, I'll finish getting prepared the night then just hit some random POIs until it's time to get to base. Using that method, I can have a steel base by day 21 and once you have 2 layers of steel between you and them, they can't touch you. At least until the demo's show up. They are not playing cat and mouse with the players, they are trying to fix the kind of bugs you are talking about. Designing a complex AI that can work with zombies, animals, raiders, and friendly NPCs takes a lot of time make, especially if the world is voxel based.
  5. I remember the days when I use to think like you. I don't miss them. But I do agree we should give the thread back. I also wish I lived in a magical fantasy land instead of having to travel all over the world working on muddy, greasy, rain soaked, metal dust filled equipment. That would be really nice. And sorry IrishRed for derailing your thread.
  6. Welcome to A19 Experimental. Does any place you have not been to still have trees? If so it's just the chunks you have explored or were in memory at the time of the crash that have glitched out. Then you have two choices, Reset the broken chunks and lose all the changes to the area or play it like it is. If it's also happening in unexplored areas then your save is trashed. Sorry and I hope it wasn't the update to B163 that caused it.
  7. I never said airflow wasn't important. I said the amount of fans wasn't. Believe it or not at some point more fans don't help. Unless you like a noisy box. Also I'd say the CPU was defective, I've seen computers run for years with out heat sinks attached. They were horribly slow but once I cleaned all the fine metal dust off and redid the heat sink it was as good as new again.
  8. That's why I play with no ladders and no vehicles out. Permadeath is for youtubers that care about viewers or unstable alphas. You want to really feel the pain try what I said, if you lose your base, you lose your base and everything in it. Starting over like it's day one when your GS is at 150 will make you a better player. Not dumping your save every time you die.
  9. The funny part, it actually uses less blocks then a lot of the popular base designs from A18. I think it's the only base you can build with less then 350 blocks that will last to GS300+ I generally have the walls built 4 high and 2 thick of reinforced wood by the end of day one. And that includes the supplies quest run I also normally do on day one too. Then I spend week gathering as much cobble and cement mix as I can find between quests. The nights are spent upgrading or digging a single block hole down to bed rock. A normal 8 max horde should only take out one or two blocks. And I'm sure my base as it was on day nine could survive a day 14 horde maybe even a day 21 too. The 7x7x4 can last until your game stage gets close to demos, then you want the extra height to be out of range of them. I think grenades do a little damage to blocks, molotovs do none. I try to save my grenades for demos, drop two down and then prime the third and no more demo. The springs can be hard to find, but it's no worse then brass is. I think a stack of shale is good for around 100 molotovs with no extra perks, but it's been awhile since I last counted. Spend maybe one day mining shale and you'll have an unlimited supply of gas/oil and molotovs. Then just keep a stack or two of water close for the misses.
  10. If I remember correctly you can make a 100 molotovs with a single stack of oil shale. So if you spent maybe 15 minutes IRL per in game week mining shale, you can have an unlimited supply of them. You will also have all the gas you can ever want.
  11. Totally agree. I'd say it is a tie between 7dtd and ksp for me though. I'm weird like that.
  12. You’re also assuming a 100W+ CPU with a 250W+ GPU. Not everyone builds a gaming computer like that, especially if it's a store bought rig. Plus those fans all look to be at least 120mm. You can move a lot of air with one of them. My last case for example only had two 120mm fans and could run circles around your cool master case air flow wise. The only reason I'm not using it now is the video card didn't fit. Also I could go to the local shop and buy almost that exact same case for about $80. Glass cases don't cost that much anymore. Also place you bets for what the specs are. My guess is: Micro ATX Board (B365ish something) I5-9600k 16GB ram (single stick) MSI GeForce RTX 2060 200-500GB NVME SSD.
  13. And it starts, lol. I don't judge until I know specs and see better pics. They are getting really good at hiding vent's in some cases, plus you might be surprised how little air flow you actually need if it's designed correctly. Especially if you're not buying top of the line parts. Keep in mind not everyone is willing to drop 2-3k on a top tier computer.
  14. I grew up in somewhat rural area and I essentially ignore weather in real life. I’ve been completely soaked for hours on end and been completely fine. It’s not really that hard to move in the snow until it’s about knee high, but snow shoes/ice cleats would be great add on. I even shovel my driveway by hand when it’s still snowing without a jacket, muahahaha. And I’m always outside during a thunder storm. How else to you see a tornado or watch trees fall down? But then again I grew up the sticks. Also who doesn’t keep an M60 under their bed, just in case? Honestly though in America guns and camo are everywhere, I could get several shotguns, rifles, and handguns with less than a ten minute drive from my house and that doesn’t include the gun store that is five minutes from my house or the walmart. Hell, my niece just bought her first gun a few months ago because she was planning on moving to Chicago for college this fall. I even know a few people with a machine gun license. And I don't even live in a super gun friendly state.
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