If you're in the UK, you can have my copy of Spacecad. I never got on
Mind you, I have issues with Rocksim too but that's only because I was
charged three times for an upgrade and TVM et al refused to refund me
despite being sent a copy of my credit card statement. I can't fault
the software though even though I have stuck with an old version.
MARS Flight Crew http://www.mars.org.uk /
Sorry to here that you had problems.
I'm actually in the states but thank you.
I really haven't found either one intuitive in terms of the user
interface, but I'm sure I'll get used to them. I saw a copy of Rocksim
Version 5 on eBay, and I was wondering what the difference is between
version 5 and version 8. If it's mostly cosmetic, I'll get the version
Chris Eilbeck wrote:
In that case you might be interested in my quick n dirty getting
started with rocsim tutorial. It's only basic but it should get you
designing rockets pretty quickly.
The tutorial is in M$ Word and has lots of screen shots and was made
with a demo of version 5. btw, my experience with version 5 is that
it's sims are WAY off the mark (I thought my design was not simming
right so I sent the file to a mate with version 8 and he got the sim
results that I expected to get). But its fine for getting stability
Perth Advanced Rocket Club - Western Australia
There's a better process to rectify situations like this and it's called
a "credit card provider dispute". Contact your credit card company,
have them pull up your statement for the date of the charges and let
them resolve the issue. You WILL get a credit if it is a vendor or
I feel your pain. Tim was one of the primary anti-Internet villians
referenced in my editorial, "'Brick and mortar' vs. 'click and order' -
Luddites suit up!" from a few years ago:
Most people understand the correlation between mind and parachute...
Jersey is a very Labor - controlled state. So you found gas for 10 cents
cheaper... take a whopping guess at how many other peripheral services took
a jump in price...
They nick you every time you want to get anywhere on a major highway.
Don't _even_ break down on the "Joizy" pike. You are not even allow to
fix_your_own_car on the pike, no matter how minor. You even get seen having
pulled over for a second, and you are gonna get towed.
The trucking industry gets nailed royal in Jersey. I cannot tell you how
many times in dispatch we told the drivers to drive on the flats and get off
the pike just so we didn't get reamed an extra $300 for the call. And if
they got noticed by the pike people, a tow truck would pull in front of the
outfit and force the issue, whether by forcing pay to get towed off the pike
(needed or not), or by paying the exhorbitant repair fees for them to do it.
No acceptable form of payment on hand? Tough beans - to the impound lot.
You can keep your Jersey gas, thankyou.
~ Duane "I've been everywhere, man... (Johnny Cash)" Phillips
So you save 10 cents a gallon... that is because they
Point -->>> Drive around. Fly around. Walk around. Or... just grin and bear
it, while you dole out the dough. Besides, New Jersey has some beautiful
places to visit.
My point was you save squat. Fuel taxes in most states cover the cost of
the highways, augmented by Federal taxes which also are taxing the fuel...
something Jersey cannot get out of.
In New Jersey, the gas prices are lower becuase they have allowed raised
costs in other areas to make up the difference... like selling the highway
maintenance, controll, and access to private entities, which creates a huge
monopolistic channel for income... they more than recoup the costs of
maintaining the highway.
Now, you save 10 cents... is that a significant drop in the fuel taxes that
*usually* were used to maintain highways? The drop should have been orders
of magnitude higher... but then that is a very easy way to get *more* taxes
out of the people, without them noticing the pain. !We get gas 10 cents
cheaper! Hoorah! Selling fuel in Jersey must be a real cash cow...
But, New Jersey is not the only place this has happened. More and more
places are requiring you to maintain a pocket full of coin and cash just to
get from one place to another.
Enjoy the 10 cents while it lasts...
~ Duane Phillips.
I keep saying that a politician could get elected in IL with a one issue
campaign: put an end to our tollway ripoff. The roads were supposed to be
free after the original bonds were paid off. But the burrocrats keep finding
ways to make us keep paying and paying. The only solution to political lying
is capital punishment.
If you're frustrated with high gas prices, take a look at the USA gas price
map at http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_gastemperaturemap.aspx Most of the
midwest, except for IL and WI, have gas that is considerably cheaper than
out west or northeast. When you see two states side by side with significant
differences in gas prices, the difference is 100% politics.
Of course IL gas prices are highest around Chicago where I am. In my whole
5000 mile round trip to NARAM this year, the only place I saw gas prices
higher than Chicago was the single gas station inside the Grand Canyon
National Park, and perhaps the one outside Meteor Crater.
Bob Kaplow NAR # 18L >>> To reply, there's no internet on Mars (yet)! <<<
Kaplow Klips & Baffle: http://nira-rocketry.org/Document/MayJun00.pdf
A few things -
I drive through there on a regular basis. I don't go there to get
Jersey drivers come ripping through my neighborhood & wear out my
roads so it goes both ways.
Lastly, it was just a comment. I don't care about any of the
seemimgly valid points you guys have made. If I cared about any of
this crap, I'd tell everyone to stay out of NJ because Steve Dicker
(rymes with Decker) get paid by (not works for) NJ DOT.
Anyway, I suggest that you guys lighten up.
On Wed, 6 Sep 2006 11:13:39 -0600, "Duane Phillips"
True to a certain extent, but like most things, there's more to the
The primary reason fuel is cheaper in New Jersey is that NJ has one of
the lowest gas tax rates in the nation.
Notwithstanding, NJ roads are some of the best-maintained in the
"Best" is a personal opinion, not well reflected in my several travels
through there. I have never been down the pike without construction
clogging it somewhere. So are they maintaining? Obviously... in fact, with
that kind of contract, you want to be seen always working on it, not just
soaking in the contract... and therein lies the pain.
~ Duane Phillips.
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