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by A-L-E-X
22 Sep 2020 09:56
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: Artist Rendition-Accurate Exoplanets
Replies: 99
Views: 30918

Artist Rendition-Accurate Exoplanets

Wow great work!  are all these real planets?  also, are they incorporated into .990 automatically via update or must they be manually placed?  would that conflict with the planets that are already there?
by A-L-E-X
22 Sep 2020 09:53
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Spaceship Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 117

Spaceship Fleet

Wow I love that planetary system and those ships.  What is "Lightwave" is it another simulator or is it a 3D graphics editor?
by A-L-E-X
22 Sep 2020 09:50
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 181
Views: 19841

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

Yes and population density near large cities.  About asthma, NYC and LA are particularly vulnerable because of the population density and the high number of people driving vehicles that add polluting NO2 to the air.  I did some good news here- looks like most of Europe is going to stop manufacturing...
by A-L-E-X
21 Sep 2020 07:21
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Spaceship Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 117

Spaceship Fleet

What ships do you think are best to travel around on the surface of a planet, or in orbit or between star systems or on extragalactic journeys?  I'd like to get really nice portal views with realistic controls.
by A-L-E-X
21 Sep 2020 07:15
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 181
Views: 19841

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

Yes, I really like Norway too (for various reasons- political, low pollution levels, climate, viewing of the Northern Lights, lol.) Perhaps all these extra precautions not only reduced COVID deaths but will also reduce seasonal flu deaths? Mid, I also want to see the impact of diet and nutrition and...
by A-L-E-X
20 Sep 2020 15:35
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Population Growth and Sustainable Development
Replies: 66
Views: 8254

Population Growth and Sustainable Development

Since this is about sustainability too, I should mention I read a bunch of articles on Bloomberg today that talk about how it's great that people are switching from dairy to plant-based milk.  It's great for the dairy industry too, as milk costs a lot for them to produce and then has a limited stora...
by A-L-E-X
20 Sep 2020 09:03
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: JackDole's Universe 0.990
Replies: 79
Views: 20547

JackDole's Universe 0.990

I wonder if something like this will one day be discovered in nature?
by A-L-E-X
19 Sep 2020 15:57
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 378
Views: 89381

Unusual weather

Excellent article on the climate impacts of these wildfires via smoke injection reaching the stratosphere! https://www.nature.com/articles/s41612-018-0039-3 https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/04/16/southwest-megadrought-climate-change/ A vast region of the western United States, extending f...
by A-L-E-X
19 Sep 2020 15:49
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Population Growth and Sustainable Development
Replies: 66
Views: 8254

Population Growth and Sustainable Development

Thanks, Wat.  It seems like new technologies always have to overcome initial resistance and fears but humankind eventually does the right thing and adopts them in the end. It actually reminds me of a sad story I was reading about how the passenger pigeon went extinct, but in the end humanity did the...
by A-L-E-X
19 Sep 2020 14:09
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: A very PC discussion
Replies: 492
Views: 99813

A very PC discussion

Thanks, I may do that or else go back to the 5M one, the 8 min start time of the 30M add-on is a bit annoying (I also get some odd image blackouts when trying to screen shot, I didn't think much of it because they only last a split second, but I suspect that's also a result of the memory load, even ...
by A-L-E-X
19 Sep 2020 13:38
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: A very PC discussion
Replies: 492
Views: 99813

A very PC discussion

Thanks Doc!  Have you tried Phunnie's 30 million star GAIA add-on?  It does impact performance (mainly in longer start times) but once you get it loaded, it doesn't seem to slow things down too much.  It does seem to be RAM intensive as one would expect, but within reasonable limits for a 16-32 GB s...
by A-L-E-X
19 Sep 2020 13:34
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Population Growth and Sustainable Development
Replies: 66
Views: 8254

Population Growth and Sustainable Development

Thanks guys!  How do you feel about Thorium?  From what I have been reading it seems to have much less of the problems associated with Uranium? Reading stuff like this makes me shake my head....people support hazardous behavior like this but still have this illogical fear of nuclear based on what ha...
by A-L-E-X
18 Sep 2020 14:43
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: A very PC discussion
Replies: 492
Views: 99813

A very PC discussion

Your CPU sounds like it's about on par with my 2700X.  I was considering upgrading to the 3700X but I dont know how much of an upgrade that would be? What kind of cooler, Doc? Still using the 1080 Ti as your GPU? I'm still using my 1060 6 GB, since I dont have any screens that go higher than 1080P. ...
by A-L-E-X
18 Sep 2020 11:59
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Population Growth and Sustainable Development
Replies: 66
Views: 8254

Population Growth and Sustainable Development

I wanted to post more on nuclear and how much better it is than any fossil fuel.  Right now we get about 20% of our energy from nuclear, 10% from green energy and 70% from fossil fuels.  If we could get that 20% nuclear up to 50% or more by 2030, we would be well on our way to achieving our goals of...
by A-L-E-X
18 Sep 2020 07:15
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Image Dump
Replies: 2763
Views: 464230

Image Dump

Thanks Doc, I'm checking it out now- the portal view does look amazing!