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by Commander_X
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711722

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:37 am
[...]
I have a lousy memory. [...]
Don't we all? :-D
ffutures wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:37 am
[...]
[...] But have some meaningless praise for reminding me!
Olde Ferengi (?!) saying:
Meaningless is good! Better than nothing!
by Commander_X
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711722

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:15 pm
OK, I don't recall this one coming up recently. Let's have five aliens which canonically are bigger than planets [...]
C'mon ffutures, it's not that old (last year's November) (I must admit, jumping almost page to page in the thread back there, was not an easy exercise :) )
by Commander_X
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Aliens!
Replies: 57
Views: 27953

Re: Aliens!

Venusians! http://astrobiology.com/2020/09/phosphine-detected-in-the-atmosphere-of-venus---an-indicator-of-possible-life.html [...] Hah, so exciting it created a double post today on slashdot (for those interested in some skeptics' and/or enthusiasts' comments :) ): https://science.slashdot.org/sto...
by Commander_X
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Progress
Replies: 2040
Views: 510495

Re: Progress

Cody wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:52 am
Thanks to the dev team for Oolite 1.90 - shame I can't play it.
Waidaminute-waidaminute! Who was testing this then ?! :-D
by Commander_X
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711722

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

[...] Aha! Then in that case how about Mogo, the living planet and Green Lantern, from the DC universe? Might be a bit iffy since there isn't much back story - it's a planet and it's sentient, it supports a varied ecosystem with lots of plants and animals, but how it got that way has never been qui...
by Commander_X
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711722

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:37 pm
How about Ego, the living planet, in the Marvel universe - played a big part in Guardians of the Galaxy II [...]
#4 it is.
by Commander_X
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711722

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:00 pm
OK, this one is a little iffy [...]
Iffy it is, but unfortunately on the downside -- an "artificially moving" planet is not "artificial", sorry!

I have two more examples in mind, none of them in the literature, but each in a different genre of entertainment.
by Commander_X
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711722

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:44 am
Zanak, the hollow "Pirate Planet" [...]
That's #3.
by Commander_X
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711722

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Would the Oskendari Airsphere - an enormous free-floating membrane, containing an atmosphere along with multiple internal artificial suns providing heat and light - count? From Iain M. Banks's Look to Windward , it's at least planet-sized … <sighs> It checks #1, although Culture had a better exampl...
by Commander_X
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711722

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

[...] the win with Maccas...lol ... always a "safe" choice :) Ok, let's see 5 examples of "artificial" planets, i.e. sort of Dyson Spheres, but planet size, without the star in the middle, and sphere like, no bands/cylinders or the sorts. They should have an "ecosphere" at least, thus, e.g. Death S...
by Commander_X
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711722

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Fifth Element (food, also showing couple of seconds later CocaCola :) )
Image
by Commander_X
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711722

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

<sighs>
Here's wondering how did 2012 make it, but not The Day After Tomorrow?!

... good catch with Dune, though!
by Commander_X
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: BPlanets
Replies: 36
Views: 3393

Re: BPlanets

[...] Although for "renders" there is real blur, baking and material shaders only have this noisy/grainy option. [...] ... but the looks of this option can be improved. Another "direct" render of the previous noisy version: https://i.postimg.cc/rs6MhGR8/gg-proc-var-new-scaled.png ... and the in-gam...
by Commander_X
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: BPlanets
Replies: 36
Views: 3393

Re: BPlanets

Yes, _all_ the storms _are_ superimposed over the "atmosphere" -- that's the reason they have a different presence than the initial presentation, where the upper-left one was being (almost) half-half rendered with in-between banding colours (also captured by cbr in his mock-up). [...] As for the lat...
by Commander_X
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: BPlanets
Replies: 36
Views: 3393

Re: BPlanets

The last image in your previous post (OVERLAY DARKENONLY 55%) [...] cbr != Commander_X :-D Well, not with the octagonal rigor of Jupiter's, but this is the "stormy" pole of the texture[*]: https://i.postimg.cc/NfXk9ZpZ/poles.png ... and another colouring scheme for the previous "star" like render: ...