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Player Power

Dev AndrewGarrison  1.9 years ago

We are always brainstorming ways to cut down on our server costs. One of the biggest costs is the electricity to run these machines so we have been on the lookout for alternative power sources. It turns out one of those power sources is in your hands. It is estimated that internet users generate approximately 1.21GW of electricity by spinning the scroll wheels on their mice and we intend to capture this and put it to good use.

Without getting too much into the details, we have been working with a hardware manufacturer to build an intermediary device that sits between your mouse and your PC that captures the power generated by your mouse wheel and uses 5G technology to route the power to your local data center.

If you are interested, check out the Power Generation page and see how much power you can contribute. Thanks for lending us a hand!

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    @Juno joke

    9 months ago
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    2,171 Chich2000

    Is this an actual thing that works, or is it just a joke?

    11 months ago
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    9,798 ManfredaoBR

    I thought I was being hacked

    +2 1.5 years ago
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    9,363 CALVIN232

    So i was hoping to 3d print some stuff like before bit before there was that thing we could use that is no oonger a partner (also they didn't print moving parts as moving meaning you always ended up with a solid block )

    I was wondering what 3d printers would work in printing parts that can move

    1.6 years ago
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    14.8k Jacobdaniel

    Wait what..... Wireless power? Maybe I'm stupid and misunderstood something but if i didn't then we could use this technology to make planes with infinite range...

    +2 1.6 years ago
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    20.0k MAINE

    Can anyone explain why my achievement of 457.816 Gigawatt's of server power was reduced?

    Is this another one of those COOL KIDS conspiracies on SP? Ya know where

    only a certain group somehow ever gets massive votes and spotlights even when their

    build is complete garbage. While some little guy goes unnoticed. I am just Chaka, I

    didn't know Elite were going to take me down too.


    1.6 years ago
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    @rexzion whislt this is true i will grudgingly upvote

    1.7 years ago
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    33.7k rexzion

    every time yall ask for an update andrew garrison delays the update 1 month more

    +12 1.7 years ago
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    300 Hunsolo

    Hi 👋 is there going to be a big update or an update it been like 7 to 8 months with out one ☝️ I know you have your hands full with simple rockets 🚀 2 but is there going to be a update for us SimplePlanes player it’s just fill like we been leaved in the dark it would be great if you can let us know if there is going to be a update or last update for this game? or maybe 🤔 there might be a simpleplanes 2 in the making 🤔 that would be great as well 🤤. all the best

    +2 1.7 years ago
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    5,079 Zuznik8

    But when will the new update appear?@Jundroo @AndrewGarrison

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    1.21 GW GREAT SCOTT!

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    @RunwayLane yeah:'(

    1.8 years ago
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    I wonder if WNP78 could time travel with the electricity he made

    1.8 years ago
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    2,670 Zue5s

    If your mouse wheel can be loosen, you can use a compressed air can/sprayer to get a $H|t ton of velocity

    1.8 years ago
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    @Cream oh hey you're kinda back tho

    1.8 years ago
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    3,045 Superstink

    ok so mobile players cant help devs? :(

    +20 1.8 years ago
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    365 133Hans

    AH,my right hand,I borrowed a computer for it and only got 6 watts.......

    +3 1.8 years ago
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    20.0k MAINE

    @jagtigercorps I do, I was just joking because, the relation of scrolling a wheel to get to 457.816 GIGAWATTS

    1.8 years ago
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    20.0k MAINE

    @jagtigercorps Thanks, my nose is getting pretty backed up now that I don't have that finger. I may have to switch to using my pinky to unclog my nose.

    1.8 years ago
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    4,165 mlksback

    "Seriously you're a machine ?"
    Yes i am.

    Related to my profile pic, the most efficient way make power is by rubbing your mouse aganist your thight.

    1.8 years ago
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    Mobile Users: Guess I'll run outta power

    +2 1.8 years ago
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    3,467 JumpingJack

    Wow. This is quite literally a funky trees creation brought to life

    +5 1.8 years ago
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    +4 1.8 years ago
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    4,447 Shippy456

    So about powering servers with 5G....
    You’re not wrong.

    1.8 years ago
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    20.0k MAINE

    @AndrewGarrison, @Shippy456

    I have now reached 457.816 Gigawatts of Power Donation.

    After a lengthy ER visit and having to have my finger surgically removed due to damage that couldn't be repaired from scrolling for so many hours. I think it's time someone released an update to SimplePlanes. Some more parts to use.
    Pleeeeeeeease. I need it while recuperating from the loss of my finger.

    457.816 GIGAWATTS

    +6 1.8 years ago
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