Posts by Lothar_GR

by Lothar_GR
30.03.2006, 07:22
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: total eclipse as seen from ISS
Replies: 4
Views: 3625

Re: total eclipse as seen from ISS

I saw the eclipse live, though here only the 84% of the Sun was covered.

Now the next total eclipse that will pass from here ( Greece ) will be in ... 2088. I will be in the young age of ... 118 years old :P
by Lothar_GR
25.03.2006, 08:33
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Ok if this isnt weird, then what is?!
Replies: 5
Views: 3790

Re: Ok if this isnt weird, then what is?!

:D Thats true. Celestia alone would seem like a miracle if you compare it with what commodore 64 and other 8bit computers could offer. I remember one small program on the 48K Spectrum i had ( i was a Speccy owner :D ) that calculated the Halley comet movement - you just gave your location on Earth a...
by Lothar_GR
24.03.2006, 22:59
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Ok if this isnt weird, then what is?!
Replies: 5
Views: 3790

Re: Ok if this isnt weird, then what is?!

As to optical camouflage we didn't have to wait for the University of Toyo photo: animals can do it much more perfectly since thousands and thousands of years... Yes of course they can ( many times very succesfully too ) but i didnt expected to see human clothes with such abilities ever ... This is...
by Lothar_GR
24.03.2006, 13:34
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Just saw "Contact"
Replies: 11
Views: 7077

Just saw "Contact"

What a great movie. I guess i will buy the book also. One line from the movie stuck to my mind. Someone asks Dr.Arroway what would ask a "Vegan" if she could make to him just one question. She replies that she would ask him how they manage to evolve and how they passed their technological immaturity...
by Lothar_GR
24.03.2006, 13:27
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Ok if this isnt weird, then what is?!
Replies: 5
Views: 3790

Ok if this isnt weird, then what is?!

The invisibility cloak ( well - almost ) and how it works!
http://science.howstuffworks.com/invisibility-cloak.htm

Science continues to amaze us every day :D
by Lothar_GR
20.03.2006, 19:08
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: the warhammer 40K universe
Replies: 1
Views: 1629

the warhammer 40K universe

Is anyone here interested in strategy games and particular to Warhammer 40.000? :) I do play warhammer and i would find it interesting to see a earth texture based on some warhammer 40K fictional map ( those who know some things about the warhammer 40K fiction know that the earth in the warhammer un...
by Lothar_GR
19.03.2006, 20:48
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Otherworldly life
Replies: 61
Views: 30315

Re: Otherworldly life

What do i believe about life in other places in the universe? I doubt that we are "alone" in this vastness of the universe, but i dont know if we will ever come in contact with anyone... Isnt it a bit depressing? With our imagination / science fiction we dream travels to other stars, contacts with o...
by Lothar_GR
19.03.2006, 19:04
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Enviroment
Replies: 2
Views: 2489

Enviroment

I was viewing the "tour of venus" script and in the end i remember that it said that the planet is a "good example of a runaway greenhouse effect" - this means that our planet can became like venus? By polluting the atmosphere only? If this can happen ( and i suppose that if scientists say that it c...
by Lothar_GR
19.03.2006, 18:56
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: What should i improve?
Replies: 3
Views: 2177

Re: What should i improve?

Of course im not suggesting something like that, i just wanted to ask what helps celestia more, a better gfx card or more memory since i plan to upgrade my pc ( probably buy more memory ) sometime before summer Sadly here in Greece too CPU prices and PC prices in general are quite expensive ... the ...
by Lothar_GR
19.03.2006, 01:19
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Cannot make the "Star wars" addon to work
Replies: 4
Views: 4392

Re: Cannot make the "Star wars" addon to work

Thanks a lot! :D :D

Allow me to add that ive downloaded your earth texture ( mark I ) and although it runs a bit slowly ( the HD works frantically when i zoom into earth ... i suppose its time to improve my PC :) ) it looks fantastic! Thanks a lot again :D
by Lothar_GR
19.03.2006, 00:18
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: What should i improve?
Replies: 3
Views: 2177

What should i improve?

i have a athlon64 3500+ with 1GB RAM and a 6600GT 128MB gfx card celestia runs very well, but only with the default textures ... with the improved textures for Earth that i downloaded ( 64K Jestr Earth Mark I ) it runs pretty slowly. I guess that i must improve my PC... But what is more crtical for ...
by Lothar_GR
19.03.2006, 00:11
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Cannot make the "Star wars" addon to work
Replies: 4
Views: 4392

Cannot make the "Star wars" addon to work

I downloaded from the celestia motherload the model for a imperial star destroyer and a X-wing. When i opened the .zip files inside the readme files said that i needed to download and install Thomas Guilpain's 'Star Wars' addon first. I downloaded it and istalled it, but i still cannot see anything ...
by Lothar_GR
19.03.2006, 00:04
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Looking back in time
Replies: 2
Views: 2182

Looking back in time

First i want to send a big "hello" to everyone since im new here :) And please excuse my English if sometimes seem crude :( Anyway, to my question. Yesterday we had a discussion with a friend and i had a thought that it may seem silly, but i just want to ask here if it is ( theoretically of course )...
by Lothar_GR
18.03.2006, 23:50
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Its all Greek to me...
Replies: 5
Views: 4303

Re: Its all Greek to me...

If it is all Greek to you, then what must i say ? :P :lol: hello everyone :)

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