Posts by t00fri

by t00fri
05.09.2017, 09:16
Forum: Development
Topic: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE
Replies: 98
Views: 5075

Re: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE

Massimo, yes I am working towards a more secure https access for the CM site. But it turns out to be involved, since CM is part of the very large ibiblio cluster. Just make sure to choose a CM login password that you do not employ elsewhere. Then nothing bad can happen to YOU , at least ;-) Note tha...
by t00fri
02.09.2017, 15:22
Forum: Development
Topic: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE
Replies: 98
Views: 5075

Re: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE

Massimo, as an old CelestialMatters user, you sure know that I always try to give detailed info about technical questions related to celestia.Sci . Right now I also recommend my recent and quite active thread "Glancing at celestia.Sci"...Since the celestia.Sci Development site is Celestial...
by t00fri
20.08.2017, 20:22
Forum: Development
Topic: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE
Replies: 98
Views: 5075

Re: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE

t00fri, I've never been aggressive towards you. I have a good attitude towards you and celestia.sci Alexell, I appreciate your sensitive approach to this non-trivial problem. But i am afraid I simply have no spare time to give away. My two collaborators are busy through most of the summer as it see...
by t00fri
20.08.2017, 18:12
Forum: Development
Topic: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE
Replies: 98
Views: 5075

Re: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE

It was somewhat apparent that you don't want to participate in Celestia. You could have just said that from the beginning. I said that quite clearly and quite early, yet still hoping that there were some interesting guys to be located for celestia.Sci: ...in my view this option that I or the celest...
by t00fri
20.08.2017, 15:55
Forum: Development
Topic: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE
Replies: 98
Views: 5075

Re: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE

t00fri, I do not quite understand what you can offer us? Your help in the project would be priceless. If you do not want to copy the code from celestia.sci, then you could help us with audio support. I'm sure that you did not do it in celestia.sci, so you will not have to copy anything. Alexell, In...
by t00fri
18.08.2017, 18:14
Forum: Development
Topic: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE
Replies: 98
Views: 5075

Re: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE

Janus,

already 15 years ago I asked myself what the purpose of Celestia really was...no answer ;-)

Cheers,
Fridger

PS: some women surely say: men like to play..
by t00fri
18.08.2017, 06:40
Forum: Development
Topic: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE
Replies: 98
Views: 5075

Re: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE

FarGetaNik,

to me your writing sounds (unnecessarily) aggressive and tends to block potentially constructive exchanges from the start.

Fridger
by t00fri
17.08.2017, 20:05
Forum: Development
Topic: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE
Replies: 98
Views: 5075

Re: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE

Alexell , in my view this option that I or the celestia.Sci team members help here and there to find bugs or give coding hints will hardly work! For example, I know of many bugs in the old Celestia 1.6.x code that we have eliminated in the course of time. It will be unsurmountably difficult for us,...
by t00fri
17.08.2017, 19:37
Forum: Development
Topic: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE
Replies: 98
Views: 5075

Re: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE

Alexell, here is a first possibly practical proposal: I suggest you and others try motivating the celestiaproject members to have a regular look at my celestialmatters.org forum in this thread at least: Glancing at celestia.Sci http://forum.celestialmatters.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=910 Since a c...
by t00fri
17.08.2017, 19:11
Forum: Development
Topic: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE
Replies: 98
Views: 5075

Re: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE

Hi Alexell,

many thanks for your understanding approach to this tricky problem...
Unfortunately, I don't have a practical vision in front of me, yet.

You have been rarely seen here, recently. Is it true that you are currently on the way to becoming a "Pop star"?

Cheers,
Fridger
by t00fri
17.08.2017, 18:39
Forum: Development
Topic: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE
Replies: 98
Views: 5075

Re: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE

t00fri, I'm a bit frustrated with your statements. For I while I thought Celestia.Sci might actually replace it, but for now the progress on Celestia 1.7 is more comprehendable. From where do you know this? In my CelestialMatters site, the celestia.Sci development proceeds behind a wall through whi...
by t00fri
12.08.2017, 20:08
Forum: Development
Topic: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE
Replies: 98
Views: 5075

Re: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE

John71 and others interested, first of all, my collaborators are busy for a while, so I am currently the only active celestia.Sci team member. Clearly, what you request, would only have a chance of success, if we'd manage to set up a formal agreement about mutual collaboration (rather than competiti...
by t00fri
09.08.2017, 19:40
Forum: Development
Topic: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE
Replies: 98
Views: 5075

Re: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE

Well, perhaps you understand better, if you have a look at the involved time scales along with a condensed "history" of celestia.Sci development: With Chris Laurel, I was working at the forefront of Celestia development since spring 2002 (!) and thus I am an official early co-author of Cel...
by t00fri
09.08.2017, 13:39
Forum: Development
Topic: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE
Replies: 98
Views: 5075

Re: CELESTIA IN THE FUTURE

and I don't count that "fake" project called Celestia.Sci, since it's a farce designed to glorify Fridger's cosmic scale ego !). ..and here my old "friend" Cham released another fine demonstration of his mean character. Cham, please behave yourself! Recall that I didn't provide ...
by t00fri
12.10.2013, 09:02
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: CelestialMatters News
Replies: 124
Views: 60261

Re: CelestialMatters News

Do you know why ? I have recently updated the phpbb software of the Celestial Matters forum to the latest version. It was absolutely necessary to keep spammers and other unwanted users out. Unfortunately, a number of our nice custom display features could not be adapted easily. Re-installing them i...
by t00fri
02.10.2013, 07:57
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Vista updates question
Replies: 11
Views: 1267

Re: Vista updates question

Plutonian, I thought you are sometimes a little short with money. Unlike Windows, Linux is always FREE. Moreover, since > 10 years Linux comes by default with a most convenient graphical Desktop (KDE4 or GNOME) that leaves NOTHING to be desired!. These alternative desktops are MUCH more convenient, ...
by t00fri
01.10.2013, 21:06
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Vista updates question
Replies: 11
Views: 1267

Re: Vista updates question

You are young, energetic and always ready for a challenge, right? So why do you still mess around with Vista , the worst OS by MS of all times?? My suggestion would be to clean your HDD from it entirely and switch to a good Linux distribution instead (OpenSuse, Ubuntu,...) . It may take some getting...
by t00fri
24.09.2013, 19:10
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 157
Views: 27940

Re: Pictures from Celestia

John, http://t.imgbox.com/adnX8nxx.jpg ever thought about using Perlin noise patterns as random normal maps? They would give way smoother 3D impressions than a standard random distribution of points. The latter tends to lead to rather sharp edges... In addition one may vary the appearance of Perlin ...
by t00fri
18.09.2013, 18:11
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Is the Universe "Flat"?
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: Is the Universe "Flat"?

This (shatters.net) lecture of mine from 2007 has less noise and more facts:

http://forum.celestialmatters.org/viewt ... p?f=3&t=21

Fridger
by t00fri
19.08.2013, 20:30
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: CelestialMatters News
Replies: 124
Views: 60261

Re: CelestialMatters News

Large Stellar Halos for all celestia.Sci Galaxies http://forum.celestialmatters.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=544 Here is a celestia.Sci screenshot of the tightly wound Sa -type NGC 38 with its star halo (from recent Hubble observations) and a bright foreground star. So you may get a feel already wh...

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