Friday Facts #354 - Launch party and HR power switch

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kane.nexus wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:52 pm
DoubleThought wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:18 pm
Though I understand that science, empirical evidence, and facts have become increasingly politicized, and my words will likely be contested hotly (read: flamed), I feel compelled to say this regardless.
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I contest this moderation decision. 1) topic was discussed in FFF #354 section 1 paragraph 3. 2) I was providing additional information to help understanding of risks during covid-19. 3) Why open the door for discussion if your only response is censorship?

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Will there be a rotated version? Currently you're forced to always use a left/right power switch.

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kane.nexus wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:03 pm
kane.nexus wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:52 pm
DoubleThought wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:18 pm
Though I understand that science, empirical evidence, and facts have become increasingly politicized, and my words will likely be contested hotly (read: flamed), I feel compelled to say this regardless.
[Moderated by Koub : Off topic]
I contest this moderation decision. 1) topic was discussed in FFF #354 section 1 paragraph 3. 2) I was providing additional information to help understanding of risks during covid-19. 3) Why open the door for discussion if your only response is censorship?
Agreed. I read the comment before it got censored. It was rational, polite, and on topic. Mod could at least tried to come up with a better excuse because "off topic" doesn't even make sense.

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WHAT. the power switch is hollow? all this time I thought it was a big solid piece of metal making the connection.

To be frank I don't like it now.

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On the topic of HR graphics, I got to get this off my chest:
Increasing the resolution is NOT equal to increasing the visual technology level (e.g. updating a low-res wooden club to a high-res steel sword).
I know that I'm not in charge of design, and frankly, it's not my game, so as long as the developers are happy with the game it is fine. But I behind many of the HR updates i got the feeling of not just improving the graphics but also changing the design, generally towards a higher-tech feeling, which kinda makes me sad since I like(d) the "crude-tech" feeling of the older entities and i think it fits factorio better.

Just my 2 cent though.

PS: I use power switches to control my steam setup. I want to use solar as much as possible which means using the power stored in my accumulators first. But the default behaviors is that steam goes on as soon as the solar panels don't give enough power even though there is enough energy in the accumulators. So i put a switch between the steam setup and the rest of the factory to be able to go pure solar and use steam only in case of emergency.

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Why does the "plug" in the power switch have two prongs while there is only one wire on the poles?

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ske wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:53 am
Why does the "plug" in the power switch have two prongs while there is only one wire on the poles?
maybe the "wire" is a cable
also why no three phase system?

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an inserter that plugs the plug in.

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ske wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:53 am
Why does the "plug" in the power switch have two prongs while there is only one wire on the poles?
It's a proper 3 wire system if the red and green signal wires are used. But obviously gameplay trumps all.

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any chance someone will stream the celebration for those of us living a whole continent away? (Hello from Pennsylvania, US by the way!)
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I think the green lights should only light up after you complete the circuit. Partly because this might let you get away with using fewer animation frames, but mostly because that's how electricity freakin' works!

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Hello,

I use the Power Switch, but I have to use it wrong. Because with copy paste, or blueprints, electrical wires are automatically reconnected. However, this feature is a problem with switches. If you use switches to the chain, this is all the more complicated.

Thank you

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impbar wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:19 am
Hello,

I use the Power Switch, but I have to use it wrong. Because with copy paste, or blueprints, electrical wires are automatically reconnected. However, this feature is a problem with switches. If you use switches to the chain, this is all the more complicated.

Thank you
Your power poles on each side of the switch must be far enough apart so that they don't autoreconnect themselves.
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Yes, that is the problem. If you want to insulate your factory sections with the switch, you need to extend the plant even more. You end up not using it anymore. I find that blueprints, should not automatically reconnect the power poles, but keep the connections active or not.

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