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by A-L-E-X
26 Nov 2021 12:36
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 913
Views: 250589

Science and Astronomy News

https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/redo-of-a-famous-experiment-on-the-origins-of-life-reveals-critical-detail-missed-for-decades/ They found that teflon produced very few organic compounds. There were more compounds in the teflon with glass pieces. But the glass container, by far, cr...
by A-L-E-X
26 Nov 2021 10:32
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Troubleshooting and bug reports - SpaceEngine 0.990
Replies: 965
Views: 230940

Troubleshooting and bug reports - SpaceEngine 0.990

So I boosted my VRAM as high as I'm willing to take it 160 GB on SSD Drive C and 160 GB on Mech Drive D (so total VRAM = 320 GB).  This let's me run SE for 76.5 hours continuously which is good because the documentary I did is 62.5 hours long so it easily does that plus more than an additional 12 ho...
by A-L-E-X
20 Nov 2021 23:18
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: SpaceEngine F.A.Q.
Replies: 165
Views: 98865

SpaceEngine F.A.Q.

38304 ... we should ALWAYS use vertical FOV since that represents the sharpest cut off... That again depends on the orientation of your picture, sensor, or display.  I frequently use my computer's main monitor in portrait mode. (When I first started with S.E, I would always run it in portrait mode....
by A-L-E-X
20 Nov 2021 23:13
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 516
Views: 98040

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

Hm.  If it's going to be like that every six months, count me soon out.  The only sick day I've had in years, was the one due to the Moderna vaccine.  I got a flu shot a few weeks ago.  Nothing.  I also found the vaccine roll-out poorly organised here.  Most people at my age got appointments during...
by A-L-E-X
20 Nov 2021 23:11
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 516
Views: 98040

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

38308 Separating the J&J vaccine from the other two was especially noteworthy in the CDC report.....so booster shots should be gotten 2 months after the J&J shot, while it's 6 months after the second dose of the other two?  Yeah, that seems to be the case. Then we'll need to see if and how ...
by A-L-E-X
20 Nov 2021 03:32
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1814
Views: 498839

Science and Astronomy Questions

I'm thinking like that too, I'm leery of the fact that the longest total solar eclipses are still only 7.5 minutes which is a very short time, so I've come to the conclusion that I should just look with my eyes and use a remote release or even timelapse mode for the camera on a tripod and use a wide...
by A-L-E-X
20 Nov 2021 03:28
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 516
Views: 98040

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

Boosters now available for 18+ in the US. Got mine today (Moderna again), since my 2nd dose was a little over 6 months ago and I am frequently around family who are elderly. 38301 Determining the protection against transmission is trickier.  Since we know that the vaccine makes symptoms much milder...
by A-L-E-X
20 Nov 2021 03:25
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 516
Views: 98040

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

The protection that the vaccines give against hospitalisation is fairly straight forward to determine, and it appears to be in the 60-90% range depending on the vaccine and country, a number which appears to drop after 6 months.  Determining the protection against transmission is trickier.  Since w...
by A-L-E-X
20 Nov 2021 03:22
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: SpaceEngine F.A.Q.
Replies: 165
Views: 98865

SpaceEngine F.A.Q.

Thanks Mr.Abner, helps to have another point of view.  I did a similar test by comparing a planet's "apparent size" to the viewport FOV measurement.  A planet's apparent size of 20° matches the view top to bottom when the FOV is set to 20°.  So, the viewport is showing vertical field of v...
by A-L-E-X
20 Nov 2021 02:46
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: SpaceEngine F.A.Q.
Replies: 165
Views: 98865

SpaceEngine F.A.Q.

Perhaps that's a good idea for another setting in Space Engine — ability to display/adjust FoV as a vertical or horizontal measurement. Perhaps it would be even better if we could make the program display the window circularly so there would be no need for a vertical or horizontal measurement and i...
by A-L-E-X
20 Nov 2021 02:43
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: SpaceEngine F.A.Q.
Replies: 165
Views: 98865

SpaceEngine F.A.Q.

Thats why I love the 4:3 aspect ratio both for monitors and camera sensors, it's easy to calculate all FOV because all you need to know is that it's a 3-4-5 right triangle so VFOV=3, HFOV=4, DFOV=5 Sure, if you need that information. But that still doesn't answer Explorer's question, now, does it? ...
by A-L-E-X
19 Nov 2021 02:06
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 516
Views: 98040

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

Definitely, vaccines first though I'm a bit concerned with what Dr Fauci said last night which is he wants everyone to get boosters every 6 months, instead of once a year. We are definitely seeing vaccines lose effectiveness after 6 months as there was a nursing home in CT where infections started s...
by A-L-E-X
18 Nov 2021 23:56
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1814
Views: 498839

Science and Astronomy Questions

Thanks Wat and great image too!  I'm staying up for max eclipse in less than 3 hours even though it's raining here but the rain is supposed to exit in 2 hours and skies are supposed to quickly clear!  And I read that there are two total lunar eclipses for us next year, in May and November, so this i...
by A-L-E-X
18 Nov 2021 22:21
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: SpaceEngine F.A.Q.
Replies: 165
Views: 98865

SpaceEngine F.A.Q.

Thats why I love the 4:3 aspect ratio both for monitors and camera sensors, it's easy to calculate all FOV because all you need to know is that it's a 3-4-5 right triangle so VFOV=3, HFOV=4, DFOV=5
by A-L-E-X
18 Nov 2021 08:33
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 435
Views: 144458

Unusual weather

It's been updated to now 6 tornadoes on Long Island!  There had never been a recorded tornado on Long Island before and the previous record for the entire year was 3 in one day (and records go back to 1950 for these.)  One landed right in my town and the other 5 were east of me.  They actually weren...