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by sdfgeoff
Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: What are you listening to
Replies: 15
Views: 1121

Re: What are you listening to

I'm a big fan of Syrians 2013 album, particularly this track:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyr_N-MOu5A

And recently rediscovered some Simon and Garfunkel with an epic music twist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRBTLM5eWOY

What's the BBtag for video on this forum?
by sdfgeoff
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Good IRC client for linux?
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Good IRC client for linux?

Anyone have any suggestions for a linux IRC client? Or should I just keep the web interface for the IRC networks I use?
by sdfgeoff
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Descent Wiki
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Descent Wiki

Well I've just created the git repo and set it up so I can put stuff on that domain. The hard part now is creating content. I'm happy to format it/put it online, but I do not know all the magic/have all the images that you guys will want. So if you want to add content to the site, let me know. You c...
by sdfgeoff
Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Descent Wiki
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Descent Wiki

I recently bought the domain www.6dof.space where I intend to put up information about the various 6D)F games that have come out over the past few decades. It will likely be a static site hosted at gitlab, possibly using a client-side style markup such as my homepage or using a static site generator...
by sdfgeoff
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Definitely a descent ship
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Definitely a descent ship

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Don't you think this advert for the HTC vive looks like a descent ship?
by sdfgeoff
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Antivirus?
Replies: 11
Views: 1136

Antivirus?

Howdy guys. I've just got a new PC, and am dual booting it (windows 10 and arch linux).
However, seeing as I've never spent much time with micro$oft, I'm rather behind times on antivirus products.

Any suggested software? Or can I just ignore it entirely?
by sdfgeoff
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Home Network Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 790

Re: Home Network Upgrade

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Aww. You're something like 50 times faster.

My experience has been: cheap routers are cheap routers. I've tried various ones picked up from various places, and invariably they've had to be reset every couple of weeks.
by sdfgeoff
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Descent 3 High Res Pyro in game?
Replies: 13
Views: 1374

Re: Descent 3 High Res Pyro in game?

A little investigation shows there is a (1.2) version of pyromania here: http://www.gamefront.com/files/4829505/Pyromania_1_2_Full And a newer version (1.5) here: http://sectorgame.com/d3/downloads/?nav=display&file=68 I don't currenlty have D3 installed, so I haven't tested them. Last time I played...
by sdfgeoff
Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Anyone selling sidewinder 3d pro usb adapters?
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Anyone selling sidewinder 3d pro usb adapters?

Have a read of this thread (I've linked you to the end): http://descentbb.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15526&start=240 From memory, building the adapter is fairly well documented somewhere. Originally only the arduino teensy was suitable, but there is now a whole range of 32U4 arduino's from china that c...
by sdfgeoff
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: The Most Satisfying Video In The World
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: The Most Satisfying Video In The World

I liked the carrot picker.

I think the snowflake was laser cut from the block of metal, and it's simply friction/air-pressure.
Or it may be made via laser sintering (3d printing metal). I'm not quite sure.
by sdfgeoff
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Version Control Systems
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Re: Version Control Systems

I have established that the problem is in fact due to an issue between 'data' and 'the thing being developed.' Including 100mb 3D scans that are processed/displayed by the simulator is not correct. They are data and should not change/have versions. I should separate out all the data from the program...
by sdfgeoff
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Overload
Topic: Overload Kickstarter
Replies: 83
Views: 9178

Re: Overload Kickstarter

@woodchip
Because we are 6DOF fans who generally like:
- science fiction
- technology
- Computers
- spaceships
- space (I'm in space?)

This is the DescentBB, what do you expect?

I prefer the direction this is going to where D:U has gone.
by sdfgeoff
Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Overload
Topic: Overload Kickstarter
Replies: 83
Views: 9178

Re: Overload Kickstarter

Well I'll throw some money at them in a week or two. The concept art of the level has already made itself to my desktop background on my personal machine.... I like that they are keeping the distorted cube geometry. I think it's a fascinating idea and allows many people to make levels. So long as th...
by sdfgeoff
Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Version Control Systems
Replies: 8
Views: 955

Version Control Systems

What do people use? Currenlty I'm using git, but some of the files I work with are large binary files (up to 70mb) and the project is taking up several gigabytes of space. I'm thinking of moving to SVN so that I only have the working copy available locally. As a result when I want to have someone el...
by sdfgeoff
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Sentience and AI
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: Sentience and AI

Yes opinions are derived from incomplete information and (sometimes) incomplete analysis, but they fill a gap where information cannot be accurately determined. If you ask a computer "What music should I listen to" it will suggest a combination of what you have previously listened to and enjoyed mix...
by sdfgeoff
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Sentience and AI
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: Sentience and AI

There is a big difference between opinions and errors. I may want an opinion but I can't think of a single case where I'd want an error. Why would you want an opinion: - Sometimes there are no correct answers (eg is option A better than option B when both will fulfill the requirements?) - Sometimes ...
by sdfgeoff
Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Sentience and AI
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Sentience and AI

I came up with a theorem a couple weeks ago: Sentience is a matter of opinion I also see it as a bit of a pun. The idea is that if an entity has it's own ideas on some topic then it is sentient. This can be expanded to: "If an AI can present an original reasoned argument why you shouldn't turn it of...
by sdfgeoff
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: DESKTOPS: 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: DESKTOPS: 2016

On my work PC, (which it is feasable other people may have to use at some point) I have: back.jpg I generated it in Gimp using the flame tool. It takes only a few seconds and you have quite a cool background. On my laptop I have similar but without the help text at the bottom.... Another different o...
by sdfgeoff
Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: drone racing is like descent
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: drone racing is like descent

I hate to think of the power to weight ratio of that. It seems to go from maybe 35kph to a dead stop in about 2m. That's about 20G. I'm amazed those props are holding together. A friend of mine developing high-speed drones says he's having issues because his props are snapping due to centrifgal forc...
by sdfgeoff
Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Desktops 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3119

Re: Desktops 2015

I use a tiling window manager, so I rarely see the background. For a while I used manyrovers But found it too distracting when changing windows/workspaces (however it did work really well on multi-head setups. So now I just use: simple.jpg Which is a sunrise over a planet, but leaves it up to the us...
by sdfgeoff
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: The DBB Testing Zone
Topic: Testing Timer
Replies: 0
Views: 676

Testing Timer

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Well, it's static but refreshes the time each time the page is reloaded. Good enough I guess....
by sdfgeoff
Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Desktops 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 3119

Re: Desktops 2015

I ran with this one for ages:
back.jpg
But am currently using one that I drew:
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by sdfgeoff
Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Isaacs Signature
Replies: 15
Views: 1104

Re: Isaacs Signature

It's quite browser dependant. Firefox has you having a non-invasive one. On Chrome it extends quite far.
by sdfgeoff
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Isaacs Signature
Replies: 15
Views: 1104

Isaacs Signature

Isaac, did you change your signature recently? Previously it just had a little vertical weirdness. Now it looks like this: isaac.jpg It's splattering it's way across your post, and if your post is short: the person above yours. --- edit --- Hmm, closing and re-opening the browser fixed it. Must have...
by sdfgeoff
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Descent would break this...
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Descent would break this...

Don't you mean it'll tie it in knots?
by sdfgeoff
Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: It's Alive
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: It's Alive

Some more footage for you to play with:
https://youtu.be/kXLw9JDtvhE

And don't tell Isaac, but I'm just about finished designing and ready to start building this:
Render.jpg
by sdfgeoff
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: The REALLY BIG ONE.
Replies: 34
Views: 2513

Re: The REALLY BIG ONE.

In Christchurch we had a 6.3 and 7.4 - and our house has concrete roof tiles. All over the city, chimneys fell down and crashed through roofs. Some concrete tiles slid down, but to my knowledge, never fell through ceilings. Some fell to the ground and cracked, others just got stuck in the gutter, an...
by sdfgeoff
Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Descent Development
Topic: Teleports?
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

Re: Teleports?

@sirus: I'm not talking about normal 4dness. This is normal 4d-ness: 4d.jpg The shaded area contains two tunnels, but as a pilot you only ever see/fly through one of them. This is teleportation: tele.jpg Where physically disjoint sections can be flown from one into the other. To my knowledge this ha...
by sdfgeoff
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Descent Development
Topic: Teleports?
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

Re: Teleports?

It will either be never, or work in single player, or always work.
by sdfgeoff
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Descent Development
Topic: Teleports?
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

Re: Teleports?

4D geometry can be glitchy. The rendering engine renders a certain number of cubes in all directions from the cube you're currently in, unless it comes across a non-transparent wall. So if you have overlapping geomtery with a really close entrance, you can sometimes see (and occasionally get stuck o...
by sdfgeoff
Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Descent Development
Topic: Teleports?
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

Re: Teleports?

The most common 'teleport' is simply intersecting rooms. Take a look at pentacircle: flying around gives you a whole bunch of different, but similarly stacked areas. Other's, such have duality, appear to have two identical but overlapped maps. Then there's the more recent antbend, which takes a whil...
by sdfgeoff
Sun May 31, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: It's Alive
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: It's Alive

I like that!!!
by sdfgeoff
Fri May 29, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: It's Alive
Replies: 6
Views: 718

It's Alive

[youtube]9W2okscdu2g[/youtube]

Not bad for something designed and built in a weekend.
by sdfgeoff
Sun May 17, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Eh, Next...
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Eh, Next...

You know you can probably ignore a thread when you see this:
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It will be a mile off topic by the third post.
by sdfgeoff
Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: PTMC Gallery
Topic: Space Wreckage
Replies: 0
Views: 821

Space Wreckage

I discovered this evening that space wreckage is really fun to draw, it just takes time.

So here is space wreckage #1. Probably more to come....
artflow_201504252309.jpg
by sdfgeoff
Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: PTMC Gallery
Topic: Someone elses dumb cartoons
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Someone elses dumb cartoons

I want to have a turn....
by sdfgeoff
Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: "Variety is the devil"
Replies: 8
Views: 1569

Re: "Variety is the devil"

Well, let him know that usother descenters like his game....
by sdfgeoff
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: "Variety is the devil"
Replies: 8
Views: 1569

Re: "Variety is the devil"

by sdfgeoff
Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:54 am
Forum: Descent: Underground
Topic: "Variety is the devil"
Replies: 8
Views: 1569

Re: "Variety is the devil"

Have a look at sub-level-zero on steam. It isn't out yet, but the ludum dare version is great fun. I'll be getting it the instant it's released because it promises just about everything youve mentiined here.
by sdfgeoff
Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: I think I'm addicted to watching FPV quadcopter videos.
Replies: 25
Views: 1899

Re: I think I'm addicted to watching FPV quadcopter videos.

I intended to attach a video to my previous post in this thread, but it appears I forgot, so here's a sampler of the ground-based FPV:
[youtube]2JamKGiSbEc[/youtube]