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by Mouthwash
03 Dec 2017 11:03
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Mouthwash on Science Communication and Scientific Literacy
Replies: 41
Views: 14988

Carl Sagan appreciation thread

"sounds like an hilarious and deliberately forged meaning. A basic understanding of what you are going to vote and the consequences of your choice for others in years to come should be well into possibilities of educated people, moreover they have the right to be informed and it's their duty t...
by Mouthwash
03 Dec 2017 10:24
Forum: Development
Topic: Quotes about Universe for loading window
Replies: 101
Views: 27814

Quotes about Universe for loading window

" Unfortunately, it's not true, and this is the point." How is it not true? Seems self evident. "You don't have idea :) Edit: This reminds me an Italian classic of literature: IT: E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle. - Dante Alighieri FR: et nous pûmes sortir et revoir les étoiles. ...
by Mouthwash
03 Dec 2017 06:19
Forum: Development
Topic: Quotes about Universe for loading window
Replies: 101
Views: 27814

Quotes about Universe for loading window

16357 What? There are plenty of people who have complete fluency in two languages. My own (American-born) mother speaks perfect Hebrew, and my dad has a Mexican-born friend who speaks perfect English. They clearly aren't hard to find, probably much less so on the internet. Maybe I expressed myself ...
by Mouthwash
03 Dec 2017 06:09
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Mouthwash on Science Communication and Scientific Literacy
Replies: 41
Views: 14988

Mouthwash on Science Communication and Scientific Literacy

Sagan is a highly overrated figure. While he may have made contributions to science, he also popularized an egotistical, elitist version of it: "Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works." There's a straight path lea...
by Mouthwash
03 Dec 2017 05:12
Forum: Development
Topic: Quotes about Universe for loading window
Replies: 101
Views: 27814

Quotes about Universe for loading window

16357 I would still like to note that Space Engine will not be used by the average person - it will be used by a subset of the population that is already very interested in science, technology, and cosmology. Those people will have heard every famous Sagan quote already, many times The average SE u...
by Mouthwash
02 Dec 2017 23:11
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: SE Object Extremes
Replies: 240
Views: 46002

SE Object Extremes

nsgallup wrote:
Do you remember the surface temperature of the planet?

177 Celsius at 622 AU away. Why?
by Mouthwash
02 Dec 2017 22:00
Forum: Development
Topic: Quotes about Universe for loading window
Replies: 101
Views: 27814

Quotes about Universe for loading window

"The reason is that not so famous quotes are very difficult to translate in other languages, unless we can use those from famous papers and works, which are very likely translated by professional translators and can be much easily recovered in a public library, for example. As you can guess I'...
by Mouthwash
02 Dec 2017 11:32
Forum: Development
Topic: Quotes about Universe for loading window
Replies: 101
Views: 27814

Quotes about Universe for loading window

16318 "I conclude therefore that this star [supernova] is not some kind of comet or a fiery meteor, but that it is a star shining in the firmament itself - one that has never previously been seen before our time, in any age since the beginning of the world." - Tycho Brahe I thought the po...
by Mouthwash
02 Dec 2017 10:30
Forum: Development
Topic: Quotes about Universe for loading window
Replies: 101
Views: 27814

Quotes about Universe for loading window

A bit too much cliche in this thread... if I were to include anything from really famous people, it would only be one of their lesser known quotes. (Nothing from Sagan, he's an overrated blowhard.) So now that I've got my crotchety old man complaints out of the way: "I conclude therefore that t...
by Mouthwash
01 Dec 2017 21:18
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Topic for Music Lovers
Replies: 129
Views: 41682

Topic for Music Lovers

Here's a reconstruction of ancient Greek music (fifth century):

by Mouthwash
27 Nov 2017 20:29
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1614
Views: 195476

Science and Astronomy Questions

I have a couple questions involving the online web serial Worm: 1. One character creates "a projectile so hyperdense that its gravitational field pulled cars behind it" to fire at an opponent. Is it possible for something to have enough mass to overcome Earth's gravitational field for, say...
by Mouthwash
24 Nov 2017 06:09
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Scanning every star/planet in the SE universe?
Replies: 22
Views: 4683

Scanning every star/planet in the SE universe?

15963 I imagine a serious attempt at scanning everything would proceed differently. That's right. Your PC would overload and crash, if not outright melt :P Come on dude, stop complaining about everything. If there is a mistake or limitation, it has a reason to be there. Who's complaining? Going ove...
by Mouthwash
24 Nov 2017 00:13
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Scanning every star/planet in the SE universe?
Replies: 22
Views: 4683

Scanning every star/planet in the SE universe?

This can be easily calculated. Take your scan time, divide on number of cores and Ghz, and you'll see the scanning performance. Then multiply on supercomputer specs... I had answered this several times on this forum and on the old one. Scanning the single galaxy would take millions of years even fo...
by Mouthwash
23 Nov 2017 14:17
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Scanning every star/planet in the SE universe?
Replies: 22
Views: 4683

Scanning every star/planet in the SE universe?

This can be easily calculated. Take your scan time, divide on number of cores and Ghz, and you'll see the scanning performance. Then multiply on supercomputer specs... I had answered this several times on this forum and on the old one. Scanning the single galaxy would take millions of years even fo...
by Mouthwash
23 Nov 2017 13:21
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Scanning every star/planet in the SE universe?
Replies: 22
Views: 4683

Scanning every star/planet in the SE universe?

The star browser doesn't seem capable of much, with a search for all stars within a mere 100 light-years taking twenty seconds on my excellent laptop. But would it be possible for a supercomputer to scan every single celestial body in Space Engine within a reasonable time frame? It would be great fu...