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Electric Universe - positions of the invading planets - simulation of arrival

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this is an Electric Universe enigma that needs answering, "Based on where the planets are right now, their orbits, orientations, distances from sun and local spins, where did the proto-Saturn cluster come from?" and by this I mean:

the pre-Earth-arrival star we now call the sun had Jupiter orbiting it and Mercury Uranus Neptune ... and maybe some other planets we no longer see due to the 'new arrivals' knocking them for six, either as an electrical exchange of plasma or as a simple collision of heavenly bodies scenario.

Is someone out there clever enough to write an Archaic Solar System-penetration model based on the current members and their properties using, say, standard Electric Charge Exchange Formulae? I'd like to know a) which angle did the Earth-trailing proto-Saturn as-brown-dwarf come in from and potentially which part of our galaxy b) what happened to the planets of host and incoming star based on where the survivors are today and c) WHEN.

This last q…

No Man's SKy - NEXT coming next week - Star Citizen R.I.P.

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I've wasted the last year or so trying to get myself online-involved LOL in the improvement and enhancement of the forthcoming-for-six-years record-setting crowd-funded-to-the-tune-of $190,000,000 five-studios 500-employees dull-dry pay-to-win game-dirge i.e. Star Citizen.... to no avail.

Meanwhile, NEXT...  watch this, coming next week. No Man's Sky was also a crowd-funded project coming out of Guildford, Surrey. Tiny team. Procedural joy. Rampant psychedelia toned down by a decent lighting model. Graphical enhancements galore. PVP-police i.e. friendly sentinels. Third-person multi-species customisable-characters w/ backpack interface(!) and stowable jetpacks(!) Races. Bases. Clouds. Weather. Planets. Fleets. I mean, NMS is suddenly looking PFA or Pretty-Frickin-Awesome.

Roll on NEXT week....


flying car - finally a decent contender - Black Fly

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I like EVERYTHING about this radical 'flying car design' -- now go buy your twenty licenses of military-airspace flight-permissions and all'a that corporate-ownership shit....

Electric Universe - get it right - time over function

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worth mentioning.

Star Citizen - friend or foe - vote of no confidence

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Star Citizen still has NO IDEA WHAT IT IS after six years of game development.

Why?

Chris Roberts has all this stuff in his head and vaguely describes this stuff as 'the best damn space sim ever' and it can never get there. There is no game, yet, there's just a story episode (Squadron 42) and a 'verse episode (Star Citizen) that might or might not be story-based. It's certainly supposed to be first-person when the current pre-alpha is allowing the player to play in third person. There's not even a traditional BETA-LIST of content the producer and the game publisher have agreed to start culling, assuming an agreed publication date for the game. There is no beta-list of content, yet, for either of these products. There is no publisher for either of these products. Nor any agreed publication date for either of these products.

Star Citizen is rogue with a Capital-R. Or a capital-C if you're following CIG's economic 'selling dirt to the backers' bus…

Trailer - Cage - Mandy

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it's been a while since I intentionally went out of my way to watch a Nicholas Cage film (might have been NEXT, the nearly-decent Philip K Dick adaptation) but I think I'm'a gonn' get ma Caaaaaaage on fer this'un.

MANDY, I mean what-the-unholy redlit essence of sulphur, dear baphomet-sophia!



Maths is screwed - zero and infinity - what base ten really looks like

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Zero and Infinity, you find books written on these topics in all good book shops.

Look at my hands, that's base ten that is, and I'm going to count. My thumb is one, then the four fingers of that hand. Then the thumb and four fingers of the other hand. Here's how base ten 'should look' without zero and infinity messing up the beautiful equation.

I II III IV V VI VII XIII IX X ... this is a counting example from Roman times showing how 'ten' wasn't always represented as the start-number of the second zero-series row. It used to mean 'we've got to the end of our fingers on the first base-ten series'. We needs another pair of hands...

The next row of base ten is:

XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI XVII XVIII XIX XX ... the double-x means we've come to the end of using our two pairs of hands.

The ZERO was invented by Brahmagupta back in the sixth century. And it's not a number. It's a concept. The concept of 'having nothing'. You can'…