Posts by PlutonianEmpire

by PlutonianEmpire
12.01.2014, 22:23
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: PlutonianEmpire's Circumbinary Reporting Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 9263

Re: PlutonianEmpire's Circumbinary Reporting Thread

I actually saw that. :D Pretty cool, indeed; but yeah, would've been nice to see the source code, not to mention the site is online only, which is a bit of a bummer. On the plus side, it revealed that a high mass system I made In stargen had a second Jovian in the habitable zone in addition to one t...
by PlutonianEmpire
12.01.2014, 09:07
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 106
Views: 28431

Re: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia

An Earthlike world around the sole tertiary G dwarf companion in a trinary system... Aa and Ab can be seen in the distance, over several hundreds of AU's away... http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/132/mpbv.png Clouds and surface mine. System made with Stargen 2013; the Earthlike it made was...
by PlutonianEmpire
11.01.2014, 08:13
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Current project: Modified Stargen (a solar system generator)
Replies: 50
Views: 12183

Re: Current project: Modified Stargen (a solar system genera

I dunno if it was changed in the new 2014 version, but my biggest issue was with the -J option, which forced jovians to be in the habitable zone. My issue with that was, the "jovians" weren't jovians at all -- they ALL were ONLY upper-level super-earths and mini-neptunes. I NEVER got anyth...
by PlutonianEmpire
10.01.2014, 22:50
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Universe Sandbox
Replies: 1
Views: 1262

Re: Universe Sandbox

This was the only DL-only software I ever sent money for my whole life. It's not too bad of a program; I like to use it to see if a sci-fi setup I have in mind is gravitationally stable over the long term. Other times, I just blow up the Earth whenever news from around the world or from my location ...
by PlutonianEmpire
08.01.2014, 06:34
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 106
Views: 28431

Re: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia

Yes, she's hot, but is she single? :mrgreen:

:lol:

(Sorry, too funny to resist. :P :lol: )
by PlutonianEmpire
07.01.2014, 08:29
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 106
Views: 28431

Re: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia

Forum's back, so now it's back to work posting outrageous science fantasy and irritating hard-sci-fi fans! :mrgreen: :lol: I was exploring some "ancient" systems that I've had with me for nearly all of my nine, ten years with Celestia, and found this little gem; a blue Jovian with two habi...
by PlutonianEmpire
26.11.2013, 00:49
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Perhaps an interesting hypothetical?
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

Re: Perhaps an interesting hypothetical?

Imagine that. :lol:

While typing up a response to Argelesmer above, I seem to have answered my own question, rendering the whole thread moot, I think. :lol:
by PlutonianEmpire
24.11.2013, 08:37
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Perhaps an interesting hypothetical?
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

Perhaps an interesting hypothetical?

Let's say aliens arrived and immediately promoted us to a Type III Civilization. Once the chaos of being suddenly Monolith'ed calms down, someone realizes Earth is indeed almost directly on the inner edge of Sol's habitable zone, with the inner edge being 0.99 AU, as recent RL research suggests. So,...
by PlutonianEmpire
19.11.2013, 07:56
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Celestia used for image in scientific publication for solar
Replies: 1
Views: 766

Re: Celestia used for image in scientific publication for so

That looks like rthorvald's Sun addon. I hope they asked him first, if that is indeed his.
by PlutonianEmpire
12.11.2013, 05:15
Forum: Help Central
Topic: How do I make the "cockpit" effects on my own?
Replies: 1
Views: 693

How do I make the "cockpit" effects on my own?

Kinda like the addon(s) at the motherlode: http://celestiamotherlode.net/catalog/show_addon_details.php?addon_id=1015 However, I would rather not download 2.6 gigabytes of data that I'm simply never going to use just to do that or just to learn how to do it myself, with spacecraft of my own design. ...
by PlutonianEmpire
18.10.2013, 02:22
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Current project: Modified Stargen (a solar system generator)
Replies: 50
Views: 12183

Re: Current project: Modified Stargen (a solar system genera

Question: I've noticed that when I include gases when generating systems, they are measured in percentage and "ipp". Is the latter a typo? If not, what does it mean and/or stand for, and is it similar to PPM, parts per million?

And how do I calculate both PPM and IPP?
by PlutonianEmpire
02.10.2013, 15:38
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Vista updates question
Replies: 11
Views: 2467

Re: Vista updates question

I uninstalled MS office a long time ago, so I could use OpenOffice instead.
by PlutonianEmpire
02.10.2013, 05:50
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Vista updates question
Replies: 11
Views: 2467

Re: Vista updates question

He's referring to the fact that linux is a command line OS, and command line generally IS difficult to learn, steep learning curve, etc. That said, I'm a windows "fanboy"*, through and through. So no disrespect, but no linux for me, since I dislike command line anyway. So any OS change for...
by PlutonianEmpire
01.10.2013, 17:44
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Vista updates question
Replies: 11
Views: 2467

Re: Vista updates question

Actually, I haven't installed new updates in a while, because I have it set to notify me for approval first, so I can save space on the HDD.
by PlutonianEmpire
01.10.2013, 06:52
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Vista updates question
Replies: 11
Views: 2467

Re: Vista updates question

I'm already using an external HDD by usb. Also, my Vista is home premium, rather than Vista Basic.

Plus, this laptop never shipped with a cd, and it was a deliberate move by the makers of this laptop. :(
by PlutonianEmpire
30.09.2013, 19:50
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Vista updates question
Replies: 11
Views: 2467

Vista updates question

I'm posting this here because it has nothing to do with Celestia, with the exception of trying to avoid uninstalling it. :P Anyways, my laptop is an old 2008 HP with only 137 gb of HDD space. Naturally, I'm running outta space, and I'm wondering, how do I figure out what Windows Vista updates curren...
by PlutonianEmpire
29.09.2013, 06:42
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 106
Views: 28431

Re: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia

Plutonia and Utopia upon a beautiful backdrop... http://i.imgur.com/YQisaRyl.png I posted this pair in the old pics thread before it got locked. Now that I have my HDD back from the laptop I made them on before it died, I can post more new screenies of partially renewed worldbuilding efforts.... The...
by PlutonianEmpire
29.09.2013, 04:27
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Requests for a few systems
Replies: 11
Views: 2719

Re: Requests for a few systems

For double star orbits, your best bet would be the 'Double Star Library' (should turn up on google). If those systems have published orbits, that is where they will be. Worth noting: At least some systems are optical (not true doubles) Googling it produces multiple separate websites with the same n...
by PlutonianEmpire
20.09.2013, 03:55
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: I believe I owe everyone here an apology.
Replies: 8
Views: 2540

Re: I believe I owe everyone here an apology.

Thank you, MiR and Fungun for your kind words; they are much appreciated. :) WileyCoyote, I agree with your assessment that olyv et al is/are a bad example, and it is regrettable that you had to resort to your new measures you mentioned in the other thread; but what must happen must happen. I hope t...
by PlutonianEmpire
18.09.2013, 20:00
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia
Replies: 106
Views: 28431

Re: Custom Science-Fiction Pictures from Celestia

Yeah, that sucks. :/ But thanks for the suggestion; I actually had been using imageshack since I joined shatters, but I switched to imgur after imageshack went against their promises and became a paysite, turning into yet another one of those stupid "freemiums", and forcing me to delete to...

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