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by midtskogen
26 Mar 2017 10:19
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
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Totally off-topic thread

Watsisname wrote:
Qr Bbpost That last one is extremely impressive.

Indeed.  Rope trick effect
by midtskogen
22 Mar 2017 09:24
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
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Totally off-topic thread

Some interesting slow motion recordings of nuclear detonations: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvGO_dWo8VfcmG166wKRy5z-GlJ_OQND5
by midtskogen
20 Mar 2017 10:13
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Topic: Totally off-topic thread
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Totally off-topic thread

Xoran wrote:
Qr Bbpost Sadly, while the eclipse happened it was cloudy weather in Copenhagen, so i didn't see it

Partial eclipses aren't that bad to lose.  The difference between a 99% and 100% eclipse is greater than the difference between a 1% and 99% eclipse.
by midtskogen
20 Mar 2017 03:55
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Two years ago today and I still don't think another eclipse can top this one.  Except perhaps the next one on 20th April 2061.
by midtskogen
16 Mar 2017 02:06
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Your SpaceEngine Videos
Replies: 330
Views: 65639

Your SpaceEngine Videos

I've found that Kdenlive (website) has become pretty good for video editing.  I'm not sure how well it works in Windows, though.  It uses ffmpeg for encoding, which for me runs pretty fast, even 4K content.
by midtskogen
15 Mar 2017 04:21
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites
Replies: 35
Views: 7954

Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites

I got this image last night:
► Show Spoiler

Visible for about 6.5 seconds (video).  Slow moving meteor (12 km/s) reaching an altitude of 34 km.
by midtskogen
13 Mar 2017 14:25
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1635
Views: 234976

Science and Astronomy Questions

Of course.  The probability is obviously 2^267,791 to 1.
by midtskogen
13 Mar 2017 01:16
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1635
Views: 234976

Science and Astronomy Questions

Watsisname wrote:
What is the probability that you can quantum jump to Saturn?  :P

Slightly larger than the probability that Saturn can quantum jump to you?
by midtskogen
10 Mar 2017 06:20
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 737
Views: 112462

Science and Astronomy News

And the other thing is that the walls of that sharp dune have clear crater impacts. That's fascinating. What does this tell us about the rigidity of the ridge? If the ridge is 100m thick, I don't think it has to be rigid to get craters, just compact.  Even a rock going tens of km/s will likely not ...
by midtskogen
09 Mar 2017 11:38
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 737
Views: 112462

Science and Astronomy News

Has anyone filed a bug report for Pan yet?
by midtskogen
09 Mar 2017 04:53
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 342
Views: 74343

Unusual weather

I've never tried snowshoes.  I guess they're good in tight places where skis are in the way, but I imagine I would feel very restricted without skis where skis allows you to just slide effortlessly.  Uphill I guess skis vs shoes isn't a big deal, at least not with skins attached to the skis.  Someti...
by midtskogen
08 Mar 2017 22:06
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 342
Views: 74343

Unusual weather

Isn't showshoes instead of skis pretty frustrating when going downhill or if you get to an area of compact snow?
by midtskogen
08 Mar 2017 21:57
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1635
Views: 234976

Science and Astronomy Questions

DoctorOfSpace wrote:
Hornblower, first problem is you need an Alcubierre drive

Possibly.  Is it clear what requires the least amount of energy, to create and sustain the warp, or to create the mass required to create the gravity the ordinary way?
by midtskogen
06 Mar 2017 00:21
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
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Totally off-topic thread

And I feel old when I remember punch cards in use at my dad's office at the end of the 70's.  Teleprinters with punched tapes were in regular use well into the 90's, though.  I was actually operating this model (T63 teleprinter) during my service in 1993: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commo...
by midtskogen
05 Mar 2017 23:47
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
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Views: 178627

Totally off-topic thread

I guess we accepted the loading times of tape recorders because it was faster than retyping the entire program from scratch. I recently began a small project to salvage the contents of my old 5¼" diskettes.  I ordered a Kryoflux card, and found an old 5¼" drive sold on eBay from Russia.  I...