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General / Far Z Scale is your Friend
« on: January 06, 2005, 08:03:23 pm »
As yes, the words of boombye. Just a personal revalation me and boombye had was setting Far Z scale to 1 was unbeleiveable. No more fog I can see buildings like expected! w00t! Also why have your charater display a name tag? Check it all out in advanced graphic options.

Off Topic / Holiday Fun
« on: December 24, 2004, 11:40:07 pm »
Why Santa Can't Exist

1) No known species of reindeer can fly, but there are 300,000 species of organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not completely rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen.

2) There are 2 billion children (defined as persons under 18) in the world; However, since Santa doesn't appear to handle Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, or Buddhist children, that reduces the workload down to 15% of the original total - 378 million according to the Population Reference Bureau. At an average census rate of 3.5 children per household, that's only 91.8 million homes. One presumes that there is at least one good child in each.

3) Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west. This works out to 822.6 visits per second. That is to say that for each Christian household with good children, Santa has 1/1000th of a second to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the chiminey, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left, get back up the chiminey, get back into the sleigh, and move on to the next house. Assuming that each of these 91.8 million stops are evenly distributed around the earth (which we know to be false but will accept for the purpose of these calculations), we are talking about .78 miles per household, a total trip of 75.5 million miles, not counting stops to do what most of us must do at least once every 31 hours, plus eating, etc. This means that Santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second, 3000 times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison, the fastest man-made vehicle, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles per second. A conventional reindeer can run 15 miles per hour at the most.

4) The payload on the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium-size set of Lego building blocks (about two pounds), the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting Santa, who is invariably described as overweight. On land, conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300 pounds. Even granting that flying reindeer exist (see point 1), can fly very quickly (see point 2), and can pull ten times the normal amount, we cannot do the job with eight, or even nine, reindeer. We would need 214,200 reindeer. This increases the payload - not counting the weight of the sleigh - to 353,430 tons. Again, for comparision, this is four times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth 2.

5) 353,000 tons travelling at 650 miles per second creates enormous air resistance. This would heat the reindeer up in the same fashion as a spacecraft re-entering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer would absorb 14.3 quintillion joules of energy. Per second. Each. In short, they would burst into flame almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer behind them, and creating deafening sonic booms in their wake. The entire reindeer team would be vaporized within .00426 seconds. (At which point  Santa would be between the 4th and 5th house.) Santa, meanwhile, would be subjected to forces 17,500 times greater than normal gravity. A 250-pound Santa (which seems slim) would be pinned to the back of his sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force.

In conclusion, if Santa ever did deliver presents on Christmas Eve, he's dead now.

Off Topic / Half Life Demo -- For those who are behind the times!
« on: December 20, 2004, 08:27:55 pm »
Yep Half Life 2 Demo. If you haven't tried Half Life 2 then you should try the Demo and see how awsome it really is.

Off Topic / Cookies!
« on: December 14, 2004, 11:46:03 pm »

General / Combat States
« on: December 04, 2004, 08:21:54 pm »
Thanks to Me and Eroz we have figured out what several different game states do:

Blind - Causes all ability level -40pts. Can escape interlock.
Stun - No skills work. Can't escape interlock.
Confuse - Hacker skills work, soilder don't. Can't escape interlock.
Powerless - Hacker skills work, soilder don't. Can escape interlock.


Off Topic / Half Life Movie Announced
« on: December 02, 2004, 07:30:17 pm »

Support / A Complete User-Friendly Guide to TeamSpeak
« on: October 06, 2004, 03:39:24 pm »
If you need help getting started with TeamSpeak and/or this is your first time using it this should be a big help to getting everything running smooth.

The first thing you need is the TeamSpeak client. You can download from a a link below.

Windows Client
Linux  Client

Once you downlaod and install the program you will want to add the Furious Angels Server to the client do this by clicking on Connection -> Connect -> Local Address Book -> Right Click -> Add Server.

You now want to fill out the form on the right hand side. The following are what you should put in the boxes.

Label: What you want the server listed as in your address book or servers.
Server Address: This is very important make sure is in this box.
Nickname: Input your FA name.
Allow Server to assign Nickname: Leave this unchecked.
Anonymous/Registered: If this is your first time in check Anonymous if you have been on before and are registered check registered and fill out username and password.
Auto-Reconnect: Your preference basically if you get dropped off TeamSpeak it will attempt to reconnect you.
Default Channel: Your preference of the channel you wish to join when you connect up, I set mine to the Loading Dock channel.
Leave the remaining boxes empty.

After you complete the form click connect and you should see somthing like this.

You will see channels and members who are logged in.
If this is your first time on a Server Admin (Tbone, Ratio, Eroz, Broin, or any other SA) will allow you to register.
When they assign this to you goto Self -> Register With Server.

If this is your first time on you will also want to setup your microphone and hotkey.
Goto Setting -> Sound Input/Output Settings.
You can then configure a hotkey and test it out to make sure it works.

There are also many other features which you can explore and if you ever need help just ask around for help!

Thank you I hope many can find this guide helpful!
If you think I forgot anything let me know ;)

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