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by A-L-E-X
09 Aug 2017 11:02
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe
Replies: 396
Views: 141111

The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe

9917 When the Universe 'ends' would there be hydrogen and elements floating about future civilizations could collect? No, kinda how heat death works But will heat death actually happen? Do you remember that theory from a few years ago, about the universe coming back empty?  That is, a cyclic univer...
by A-L-E-X
09 Aug 2017 11:01
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe
Replies: 396
Views: 141111

The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe

DoctorOfSpace wrote:
Banana, it is less about greed and more about you being made of things it can put to better use.  AI will be dangerous.

Is there anyway to program it to value life much more than this (not just human life but all kinds of life.)
by A-L-E-X
09 Aug 2017 10:58
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1786
Views: 471621

Science and Astronomy Questions

7896 Or in general, how do I change the angle of view?  The default is 45 degrees I believe. You can also use the console. (Open it with the tilde ' ~ ') For example, type ' fov 30 ' I like this!  Maybe I can use something as simple and elegant as this to choose the lat and long of where I land on ...
by A-L-E-X
09 Aug 2017 10:51
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1786
Views: 471621

Science and Astronomy Questions

The challenges would actually work out to be about the same in that case.   The idea is that you're trying to tease a particular spectrum (in this case a reflection spectrum of the planet) out of a signal that is almost completely due to something you're not interested in (the star).  So you have t...
by A-L-E-X
09 Aug 2017 10:46
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Dreams you've had
Replies: 102
Views: 57330

Dreams you've had

7929 I doubt atoms as we know them can "mutate" in this way, but perhaps it is possible in the quantum world. Nay.  Quantum mechanically, particles are indistinguishable, and their properties are tied to constants of nature.  If they 'mutate' then this would be evident by changes in energ...
by A-L-E-X
09 Aug 2017 10:43
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Dreams you've had
Replies: 102
Views: 57330

Dreams you've had

Last night instead of sleeping I was wondering if the easiest form of interstellar communication would be a simple Morse code by transiting their host star with a sliver of a Dyson sphere or a propelled modulating asteroid or something else just as fantastical, rather than high energy EMR. Still li...
by A-L-E-X
09 Aug 2017 10:42
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Dreams you've had
Replies: 102
Views: 57330

Dreams you've had

10620 @Gnargenox You have a GT 730?!? Yes, is that something special? I don't have alot of on board memory, but I've set my virtual memory settings pretty high. Untitled-1.jpg We're in the same boat.  I have 4 GB RAM but only 3.25 GB is accessible, I have a 4 GB GT 730 (newer version that has 384 s...
by A-L-E-X
09 Aug 2017 10:39
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Dreams you've had
Replies: 102
Views: 57330

Dreams you've had

The Potato wrote:
I just haven't seen many computers with a GT 730 ( I always thought of it has a an overpriced under-powered card.)

There's different flavors of GT 730, some are far better than others.
by A-L-E-X
09 Aug 2017 10:38
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Dreams you've had
Replies: 102
Views: 57330

Dreams you've had

7929 I doubt atoms as we know them can "mutate" in this way, but perhaps it is possible in the quantum world. Nay.  Quantum mechanically, particles are indistinguishable, and their properties are tied to constants of nature.  If they 'mutate' then this would be evident by changes in energ...
by A-L-E-X
25 May 2017 11:59
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: How to make 360° panoramas in Space Engine
Replies: 37
Views: 18725

How to make 360° panoramas in Space Engine

Your GPU is the same as mine, except mine has more VRAM, we have the same amount of regular RAM (except my OS only sees 3.25 GB and yours sees 2 GB), but your CPU is a lot more powerful than mine, I have a quad core Q6600
by A-L-E-X
25 May 2017 11:57
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: How to make 360° panoramas in Space Engine
Replies: 37
Views: 18725

How to make 360° panoramas in Space Engine

Yeah, cylindrical is pretty easy, too easy. I wanted to make things hard on myself so I decided to try a Panorama with the 3D Anaglyph settings turned on. I knew the sky-boxes and cylindrical methods were not possible with this setting turned on, so I had to take around 40 screen shots and stitch t...
by A-L-E-X
25 May 2017 11:54
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: How to make 360° panoramas in Space Engine
Replies: 37
Views: 18725

How to make 360° panoramas in Space Engine

I figured out I had to press the "Try Pro version" button rather than use it in trial mode to be able to use more than 4 nodes. So I made this panorama of TRAPPIST-1f. http://i.imgur.com/I1nZXqh.jpg Are those towers and monoliths?  Which version of the Trappist-1 add on are you using?  Mi...
by A-L-E-X
25 May 2017 11:53
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: How to make 360° panoramas in Space Engine
Replies: 37
Views: 18725

How to make 360° panoramas in Space Engine

7609 But when you're exporting the images via SE, there is no option for overlap Ok, I I think see the confusion.   For this method you don't want to use the exporter.  You're not taking images of 6 sides of a cube.  All you're doing is exploring in regular planetarium mode and taking screenshots (...
by A-L-E-X
25 May 2017 11:51
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 572
Views: 145042

Astrophotography

Watsisname wrote:
The classic Hydrogen Alpha. :)

That's a really good filter for emission nebulae too! :)
by A-L-E-X
25 May 2017 11:47
Forum: Archive
Topic: Can my PC run Space Engine?
Replies: 124
Views: 70352

History of SpaceEngine

7890  is it a bad idea to be using the internet while running SE at the same time? Depends on whether you're running all those apps on the same hard drive. SE does not use an internet connection, but it does read and write some data from the hard drive, as do web browsers, so if they're all running...