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by A-L-E-X
27 Nov 2021 21:53
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 524
Views: 98300

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

38373 Wat, why can't we come up with some kind of biomimicry vaccine that actually mutates along with the virus?  So basically as the virus mutates so would the vaccine to match this?  Vaccines don't mutate, since they don't reproduce and change their information as they do. If they did, that would...
by A-L-E-X
27 Nov 2021 21:23
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1822
Views: 499293

Science and Astronomy Questions

38372 It kind of makes the whole FTL thing irrelevant if there really is no such thing as space or time at a very basic level, doesn't it?  No? Similarly, wetness does not exist at the atomic level, yet I don't think anyone would seriously claim that this makes the properties of liquids irrelevant....
by A-L-E-X
27 Nov 2021 17:41
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 524
Views: 98300

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

38369 But we don't really know yet whether this Omicron actually is a bigger threat yet, do we? More unknowns than knowns so far. What we do know, and the reason it was declared a variant of concern, is that it has some kind of competitive advantage over the other variants, because it is making up ...
by A-L-E-X
27 Nov 2021 17:35
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1822
Views: 499293

Science and Astronomy Questions

Veritasium has an interesting video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHIhgxav9LY However, it gives the impression that it's the distance between the wires or battery/lamp that matters.  However, it must be the distance between the switch and the lamp that matters, right?  Otherwise faster-than-lig...
by A-L-E-X
26 Nov 2021 12:36
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 913
Views: 250724

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: 966
Views: 231206

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: 98910

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: 524
Views: 98300

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: 524
Views: 98300

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: 1822
Views: 499293

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: 524
Views: 98300

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: 524
Views: 98300

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: 98910

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: 98910

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: 98910

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? ...