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by Tebo
Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Descent 3 on newer machines ??
Replies: 97
Views: 42567

Re: Descent 3 on newer machines ??

I have the same issue and thought it was just a bug in D3, but now heard from several people that they don't have the problem, so I'm a bit surprised. I refrained from bypassing it in multiplayer, because I thought everybody had to deal with it. The T.16000m with bypassed deadzone feels incredibly s...
by Tebo
Fri May 01, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Random Q
Replies: 33
Views: 4353

Re: Random Q

I'm not asking what would happen if I increased my actual network latency to the server. I'm asking, what if I artificially delayed responding to pings from the server, but delayed nothing else. Ideally each packet would carry timing information, since it doesn't take much space, but yes if the mea...
by Tebo
Fri May 01, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Random Q
Replies: 33
Views: 4353

Re: Random Q

Yeah. That's the server-induced lag I was talking about that this doesn't help with. I have some bad ideas for what to do about that, but no good ones. ;) Definitely no easy problem, I was thinking about distributed servers so everybody can have a low ping server for interactions with players that ...
by Tebo
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Random Q
Replies: 33
Views: 4353

Re: Random Q

(Note that the server can actually spawn multiple copies of the same shot at [P1], [P2], ..., [Pn] for each player in the area based on their individual pings.) Very good point, I missed that. There will still be problems with loss and changes in latency, but looks like this is as good as it's goin...
by Tebo
Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: Random Q
Replies: 33
Views: 4353

Re: Random Q

Spawn shots on the server for each player with a delay that corresponds to their ping to the server. Not a bad idea. [ It goes without saying, this would have to be done strictly server-side, since clients should still see their shots spawn instantly. ] That said, I'm not sure I agree that doing it...
by Tebo
Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: Descentforum.DE/SOD - how to launch BOZ servers by a browser
Replies: 14
Views: 3296

Re: Descentforum.DE/SOD - launch your BOZ server by a web in

EDIT: Also, a player by the name of "evolver" joined blue and was able to shoot and kill us... homing weapons didn't home us, but he was able to damage us with MD, etc. I thought for a while that perhaps team damage was on, but finally realized he was the only one doing it. Sounds to me like it's a...
by Tebo
Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Anti-depression via deep brain stimulation
Replies: 16
Views: 1144

Re: Anti-depression via deep brain stimulation

What it does isn't making people any stronger... It is making some people stronger, that's the whole point of using deep-brain stimulation. Unless you're making a joke about literal "deep" brain stimulation via information sharing, discussion, and introspection, I will have to say that triggering t...
by Tebo
Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cyborg Evo deadzone
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Cyborg Evo deadzone

I have the same problem (not with a Cyborg Evo though) and always figured it was coming from inside D3, since the deadzone isn't there if I poll the joystick with joyGetPosEx. I didn't consider that a different way to read the input might be used by D3, so now I did a little more testing. The deadzo...
by Tebo
Wed May 22, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Geocore Multiplayer Video
Replies: 33
Views: 2179

Re: Geocore Multiplayer Video

Great, it's something I've been waiting for since I found out D2 supported some HMDs :D
by Tebo
Wed May 22, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Geocore Multiplayer Video
Replies: 33
Views: 2179

Re: Geocore Multiplayer Video

I didn't know Geocore was still worked on, it's great to see how far it has progressed, kudos Psion. I realize there's bound to be a huge list of things still left to be programmed, so it's probably no time to ask about a new features, but I just have to. :mrgreen: Is there a chance of supporting th...
by Tebo
Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing faster?
Replies: 483
Views: 19687

Re: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing fast

There is a small natural neutron flux in uranium ores which can generate these plutonium and neptunium traces, so I might have been wrong about most of the neptunium on earth being man made, although most of the practically recoverable one certainly is. Here 's a relevant page of a book by someone w...
by Tebo
Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing faster?
Replies: 483
Views: 19687

Re: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing fast

Uranium ores contain roughly 10^11 times less plutonium than uranium, similar numbers apply for neptunium. The numbers vary, because transuranics are only produced when uranium atoms absorb neutrons not directly through radioactive decay. The number of available neutrons depends on the ore. Neutrons...
by Tebo
Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing faster?
Replies: 483
Views: 19687

Re: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing fast

So far, essentially all the transuranium elements have been produced at three laboratories That sentence may be a bit missleading, it's in the section "Discovery and naming of transuranium elements" of the "Transuranium element" article in wikipedia and likely only refers to where the elements were...
by Tebo
Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing faster?
Replies: 483
Views: 19687

Re: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing fast

fliptw, I think he's just saying different uranium isotopes get absorbed into the existing uranium the same way new C14 gets absorbed into all the other carbon, changing the ratio of different isotopes, not that the uranium turns into carbon or vice versa.
by Tebo
Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing faster?
Replies: 483
Views: 19687

Re: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing fast

We can agree that IF they had ever existed before, the only existence of them now has been created in a lab? In other words, we know it's possible that they COULD have existed because we now understand the process, BUT, they didn't exist until produced in a lab. Those that can be found on Earth now...
by Tebo
Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing faster?
Replies: 483
Views: 19687

Re: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing fast

So far, essentially all the transuranium elements have been produced at three laboratories That sentence may be a bit missleading, it's in the section "Discovery and naming of transuranium elements" of the "Transuranium element" article in wikipedia and likely only refers to where the elements were...
by Tebo
Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing faster?
Replies: 483
Views: 19687

Re: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing fast

TG, this discussion may be over your head. We are talking possibilities and concepts built upon physical laws. The electromagnetic (EM) spectrum is just a name that scientists give a bunch of types of radiation when they want to talk about them as a group. Radiation is energy that travels and sprea...
by Tebo
Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing faster?
Replies: 483
Views: 19687

Re: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing fast

I think hypothesis would be much closer to the correct term than theory :roll: . I'm going to look into everything you said and try to figure how this fits into it: Nuclear fissions in fissile fuels are the result of the nuclear excitation energy produced when a fissile nucleus captures a neutron. T...
by Tebo
Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing faster?
Replies: 483
Views: 19687

Re: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing fast

Heh, my bad, I should have written isolated system, a closed system may exchange energy but not matter. Your quote describes nuclear fission, you add a neutron to a fissile atom and it splits in two lighter atoms. What I don't get is what this has to do with how the radioactive products are supposed...
by Tebo
Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing faster?
Replies: 483
Views: 19687

Re: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing fast

I'm sorry Flip, but you're trowing around with concepts you don't seem to fully grasp. For example the definition for a closed system you give (which comes from thermodynamics and is sound) has nothing to do with what you seem to mean. It states no energy passes through the boundary of a closed syst...
by Tebo
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing faster?
Replies: 483
Views: 19687

Re: Christians Muslims Atheists. Who really is growing fast

Just because something is an abstract concept doesn't make it uncertain, an example would be energy . If you tell a theoretical physicist that, say, quantum field theory is just a collection of uncertain beliefs he might not agree :P . And why is everyone still talking about carbon dating? It doesn'...
by Tebo
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Bye Bye Miss Nuclear Pie
Replies: 118
Views: 6086

Re: Bye Bye Miss Nuclear Pie

Less used fuel actually produces less decay heat, as there are less 'hot' fission/decay products (uranium is only very slightly radioactive). On the other hand it is more likely to go critical if enough fuel rods get close together (which is not supposed to be possible). If fuel went critical, it wo...
by Tebo
Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:31 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Japan
Replies: 13
Views: 846

Re: Japan

Well, they do have on/off switches, but you can only shut off the fission power. At normal operation about 7% of the power comes from decaying fission products and although that reduces quickly in the first few hours after shutdown just 1% is still over 10 MW heat to deal with.
by Tebo
Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Joystick Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 707

An that's likely because D3 detects the z-axis, before you have a chance to move another axis.

This is the case if you don't have the z-axis centered during detection.
by Tebo
Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Joystick Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 707

D3 detects the axis that first is some given value from the center position.
Move the throttle (z-axis) to the middle before detecting and it should work.
by Tebo
Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: 30 PPS mod
Replies: 11
Views: 7240

Way less choppy, but still not perfect. The number 30 is a compromise, because without the sources for all the mods, there is no good way to allow the server to change the pps. So a mod with 60 pps would definetly be possible. There might be more problems, when the pps get in the range of the framer...
by Tebo
Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Descent Multiplayer
Topic: 30 PPS mod
Replies: 11
Views: 7240

30 PPS mod

Some might have noticed VEX-Server running mods with names ending in 30. These mods force D3 to run at 30 packets per second, instead of the usual maximum of 12. Provided ping is relatively constant and the connections isn't at its bandwith limit, this gives notably smoother gameplay (and a much mor...
by Tebo
Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Moral equivalence and \"islamophobia\"
Replies: 130
Views: 7756

I see the movement to De-Christianize America every day with one laws suit after another brought about by the ACLU. How has this Christian nation declined over the years from founding? Just read the short essay below. America's Moral Decline Yeah people were much more moral back then, when there st...
by Tebo
Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: For the D3 Dev Team
Topic: Linux/OSX Alpha testers needed
Replies: 33
Views: 11308

I think I read once the checksum bug is due to the square root function not beeing exactly the same on Linux and Windows.
I'm not sure where I picked this up and whether it's true though.
by Tebo
Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Corrupt Menu Displayed
Replies: 11
Views: 1048

I'd give the \"-subpixelcorrect\" commandline a try.
by Tebo
Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: 787 Billion to create 600,000 new Job. OOPPPS My bad
Replies: 18
Views: 1738

Re: 787 Billion to create 600,000 new Job. OOPPPS My bad

CUDA wrote: so if my math is correct that is $131,166.000 PER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well it isn't :P
$1,311,666.667 per job would be a better approximation, but who really cares about a factor of ten...
by Tebo
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Descent 3 Video Capture
Replies: 8
Views: 743

You could give Taski a try.
It is free but doesn't seem to support audio recording, you would have to do that seperately.

I don't know how it compares to fraps or Guncam in preformance, but since those come with free trials you could easily find out.
by Tebo
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: custom resolution, and mouse sensitivity settings?
Replies: 28
Views: 3014

see the readme.txt from descent 3 for more settings. -mousesens <scale> Adjusts the sensitivity of the mouse when not using mouselook mode. A value greater than 1.0 makes the mouse mores sensitive; less than 1.0 makes it less sensitive. -mlooksens <scale> Determines how much the player moves when t...