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by A-L-E-X
01 Dec 2021 23:27
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Videos
Replies: 483
Views: 136063

Science and Astronomy Videos

You're right, even when we have perfect conditions in snow growth regions, here at the coast we get high winds oftentimes which prevent the kind of accumulation we could otherwise get....for example JFK often comes in with lower totals than inland locations even with temps in the lower 20s, because ...
by A-L-E-X
01 Dec 2021 20:18
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Videos
Replies: 483
Views: 136063

Science and Astronomy Videos

Wat, I've talked to a few "snow snobs" over the years who think anything besides dendrites are corrupted adulterated snow lol.  They want the highest possible water equivalent ratios (like 20 to 1 or higher).  What are the conditions necessary to produce the perfect unadulterated snow that...
by A-L-E-X
30 Nov 2021 01:07
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 98847

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

38409 Wat I had been reading on Twitter that the vaccines work fine against Omicron, I guess it is too early to make a statement like that? Yes, too early. Most of the evidence about Omicron's effects is still extremely limited and not very quantitative. I'd suggest waiting for the vaccine makers t...
by A-L-E-X
29 Nov 2021 14:44
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1828
Views: 500225

Science and Astronomy Questions

One fascinating thought is that even though we can say that something is an emergent property in physics, we can still formulate precise laws and formulas which exactly match the observations, and that can't be a coincidence.  What does that tell us about reality - or mathematics? To illustrate wha...
by A-L-E-X
29 Nov 2021 14:31
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1828
Views: 500225

Science and Astronomy Questions

One fascinating thought is that even though we can say that something is an emergent property in physics, we can still formulate precise laws and formulas which exactly match the observations, and that can't be a coincidence.  What does that tell us about reality - or mathematics? To illustrate wha...
by A-L-E-X
29 Nov 2021 14:20
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 587
Views: 155118

Astrophotography

38393  what did it look like as far as what you could actually see with your eyes? I used video from one of our meteor cameras, I wasn't even there, if I had been there, it would look like pretty regular aurora but it was more popping up here and there than a continuous display, so the stack doesn'...
by A-L-E-X
29 Nov 2021 14:16
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.991
Replies: 293
Views: 102653

Work progress 0.991

Please use a more appropriate thread for discussing freely about PC specs and configurations, like This one Alright so I posted it here first then deleted it and copied the post and pasted it at the end of the thread you linked to, I have no idea how to quote his post into a different thread so I j...
by A-L-E-X
29 Nov 2021 14:12
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: A very PC discussion
Replies: 533
Views: 161995

A very PC discussion

Yeah you should definitely go to 16, I have 16 GB by default of RAM.  I have an additional 32 GB but haven't needed to use it yet so it just sits in its box. How to create virtual memory on your hard drives-- go to control panel, system, advanced Under performance settings there should be somet...
by A-L-E-X
29 Nov 2021 14:05
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 439
Views: 144821

Unusual weather

Wow, a big ice storm, Mid?  RIP to your poor meteor camera I hope you can replace it.
by A-L-E-X
29 Nov 2021 13:56
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 98847

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

An update on Omicron from the WHO.  Not much new information yet. Mostly this summarizes what is and isn't known (much more of the latter), but going into a bit more detail on the studies currently being done. We can expect much more information in the next few days to weeks. The WHO is also rather...
by A-L-E-X
29 Nov 2021 13:47
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 98847

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

midtskogen wrote:
A-L-E-X wrote:
Qr Bbpost look up "Montauk Monster" lol

That's just some heavily decomposed animal.  They can be difficult to identify from a single picture.

Good news if it's not some poor animal being tested on at the Plum Island facility.  They packed up and left when they got too much media attention.
by A-L-E-X
28 Nov 2021 18:38
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 98847

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

38371 Possible, but not the most likely. Not likely for this particular variant. but is it likely to happen eventually? This also raises the question, setting ethics and "what could possibly go wrong" aside, whether it's possible to engineer the virus into such a suicide variant? Just as ...
by A-L-E-X
28 Nov 2021 18:33
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 587
Views: 155118

Astrophotography

wow this is very nice, Mid, what did it look like as far as what you could actually see with your eyes?

also what do you use to stack videos? I assume you extract the individual frames?

the little streaks that are visible embedded in the display, are those meteors?
by A-L-E-X
28 Nov 2021 18:29
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1828
Views: 500225

Science and Astronomy Questions

Everything we experience with our senses may be emergent properties and technically not reality.  The quantum world clearly suggests that.  But we do not know whether the quantum world is yet another emergent property of something even more fundamental.  We don't know how deep the rabbit hole goes,...
by A-L-E-X
28 Nov 2021 18:25
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Sci-Fi (and other genre) Movies & TV Series
Replies: 56
Views: 28647

Sci-Fi (and other genre) Movies & TV Series

One series I'd recommend is a parody of Star Trek that was created (I cant remember the name right now) where the travelers journeyed through a 2D universe.  He did a surprisingly scientific computer simulation and explanation of how it would be possible to do this by creating a "bubble" ...