Posts by BobHegwood

by BobHegwood
01.10.2013, 09:03
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: Vista updates question
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: Vista updates question

Hey there Plutonian... I also am stuck with Vista Home Premium on my current PC, and the latest Windows updates - security and others - are simply atrocious. My PC is now adding items to my start menu whether I want them there or not, and I'm very seriously thinking that it's time for a whole new PC...
by BobHegwood
30.07.2013, 12:22
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: New Saturn Rings Texture
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

Re: New Saturn Rings Texture

Thank you Viking, the subject is very interesting. :) Links are good. Fridger, ..., why do you resort to snide remarks like ". . . If you had taken a little more reading time, . . ."? GW Beware of trolls, there were long as there had been more and t00fri is a fan... :( :( :( If I may here...
by BobHegwood
29.07.2013, 13:47
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Pluto's two new moons Kerberos and Styx added to Motherlode
Replies: 4
Views: 1477

Re: Pluto's two new moons Kerberos and Styx added to Motherl

Thanks Frank...

Much appreciated by the Brain-Dead. ;-)

Our solar system seems to have many more moons (and surprises) than was ever anticipated.

Take care, Brain-Dead Bob
by BobHegwood
29.05.2013, 13:12
Forum: Development
Topic: No more file updates from me
Replies: 10
Views: 2468

Re: No more file updates from me

As reflected above and by the others here, Grant, I also am very sad to see your efforts die with diminishing returns. I too will miss your scientific updates. Such enhancements to my favorite program can now be found only - and apparently - at Celestial Matters. Sad to see this stoppage of your con...
by BobHegwood
22.03.2013, 13:49
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 13480

Re: The Sky at Night Appreciation Thread

Guillermo, for me your comet shots were certainly "photos of the month"! Great that The Sky at Night people agree... Hamburg is still under a solid cover of snow (despite the official beginning of spring today!), and the sky is untransparently gray ... No chance for viewing Mr. PanSTARRS ...
by BobHegwood
17.11.2012, 16:11
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Is a black hole a perfect sphere?
Replies: 19
Views: 3917

Re: Is a black hole a perfect sphere?

Well, thank you ALL for once again educating the Brain-Dead.
Much appreciated. :wink:
by BobHegwood
16.11.2012, 12:12
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Virtual Moon Atlas
Replies: 1
Views: 1235

Re: Virtual Moon Atlas

For Celestians that enjoy observing the universe besides simulating it: Virtual Moon Atlas has a major update as of today, with version 6. Virtual Moon Atlas is one of the finest pieces of software for the amateur astronomer, a comprehensive observing tool for Moon watchers. One of its authors is P...
by BobHegwood
16.11.2012, 12:01
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Is a black hole a perfect sphere?
Replies: 19
Views: 3917

Re: Is a black hole a perfect sphere?

Just my curiosity here...

Aside from the jets expelling radiation, how could a black hole NOT
be a sphere?

This extreme gravity pulls in all directions at once, no? What could
possibly cause the shape to be other than spherical?

Again, just curiosity from the Brain-Dead. :roll:
by BobHegwood
02.11.2012, 10:33
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: Designing our own DSC globular clusters?
Replies: 11
Views: 3225

Re: Designing our own DSC globular clusters?

For lay persons I am afraid this might be far too involved... No Kidding... :D Nonetheless, your expert insight into these matters is very much appreciated by some of the Brain-Dead. I always want my Celestia (and eventually Celestia.Sci) to incorporate the essentials of realism, and your untiring ...
by BobHegwood
28.09.2012, 10:58
Forum: Celestia Users
Topic: What is your opinion on the use of Celestia for Sci-Fi?
Replies: 14
Views: 4806

Re: What is your opinion on the use of Celestia for Sci-Fi?

As far as this old Brain-Dead geezer is concerned, both the scientific *and* the Sci-Fi add-ons and discussions should remain on our forum here... Methinks that the problem with all of the Star Trek and other fictional topics remains within the fact that the Sci_fi topics seem to encroach upon topic...
by BobHegwood
16.07.2012, 11:10
Forum: Physics and Astronomy
Topic: Nice video of Cassini images put to music
Replies: 1
Views: 1819

Re: Nice video of Cassini images put to music

Thanks for the link... :wink:

Enjoyed the video very much, and was amazed at some of the looks at Saturn and it's minor moons.
Detail was very entertaining.

Thanks again, Brain-Dead Bob
by BobHegwood
08.05.2012, 10:44
Forum: Add-on releases
Topic: Where is ML ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3968

Re: Where is ML ?

hi, Since few weeks, I've remarked thath motherlode is longer as usual to update :( Why ? :| Patience is easy to tell us...but for the life of the site, the delays must be shorter. If Ulrich have no time, I suggest him to take an assistant :D (Bob, Selden, or ...) What do you think about this ? Ulr...
by BobHegwood
07.03.2012, 10:09
Forum: Add-on development
Topic: CoRoT Exoplanets Catalogue
Replies: 31
Views: 7848

Re: CoRoT Exoplanets Catalogue

I'll soon smooth the last angles of my Kepler add-on, the tough one, and upload it :D now that I know that I can really contribute to the Motherload (it's one of those things that if you don't see them you don't believe them :mrgreen: ) I won't be impatient ^^ It's online now Deepwatcher... Just FY...
by BobHegwood
16.10.2011, 12:05
Forum: Modelling
Topic: test post
Replies: 4
Views: 2091

Re: test post

selden wrote:Bob reports he can't write here.

Works fine now, Selden...
BTW, I couldn't even read the topics here before.

As always, many thanks, Brain-Dead
by BobHegwood
09.10.2011, 11:44
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Bugs with the Board?
Replies: 2
Views: 2813

Re: Bugs with the Board?

selden wrote:Bob,

I've adjusted the permissions on the new Modeling forum. Please try again.

Selden...

Was able to view the forum today. Thanks for the permissions work. :D

Take care, Brain-Dead
by BobHegwood
08.10.2011, 11:08
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Bugs with the Board?
Replies: 2
Views: 2813

Bugs with the Board?

What the hell? Got the following as I tried to read the modelling [sic] section of this board...

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by BobHegwood
16.07.2011, 12:54
Forum: Petit Bistro Entropy
Topic: I could use a little help...
Replies: 4
Views: 2538

Re: I could use a little help...

Good God man, glad to see you're still with us. She must have been movin' Tim Imagine what fun *I* have while riding either one of my Harleys in Ohio. I have very nearly been killed on eight different occasions because people were using a cell phone, or just not paying attention while driving. They...
by BobHegwood
30.05.2011, 08:14
Forum: Development
Topic: README file
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Re: README file

Methinks that John is just trying to make a point here... Anyone who has used Windows for anytime at all knows how to circumvent this particular defect in this operating system. That said, however, we do get the occasional user on the Motherlode who does not know how to read a file when it has not b...
by BobHegwood
18.05.2011, 09:19
Forum: Help Central
Topic: Still cannot find VY Canis Majoris - checked FAQ
Replies: 13
Views: 4046

Re: Still cannot find VY Canis Majoris - checked FAQ

Mickey... If you wish to use the most accurate-to-date stars database, then please listen to Fridger's advice. If you want more (albeit less accurate) destinations, then you can't beat the 2.5 million stars database mentioned by John. This is simply a matter of taste, but I'm afraid that you are tal...
by BobHegwood
28.04.2011, 09:29
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: (#2)making a planet -tools
Replies: 1
Views: 2329

Re: making a planet -tools

Hey...
Thanks very much for all of these links John.
Should be fun just going through each program to see if they
can be used by a "point and click" kind of guy. Hee, hee...

Also, thanks for the Gliese581 add-on from another topic. Looks very nice here. :wink:

Take care, Bob

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