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ProtoJeb21

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  1. @R-T-B The planet pack I'm developing ran into an error with 1.10-1. I got a message once the game loaded that "Kopernicus was not able to load the custom planetary system due to an exception in the loading process". Here are all of the recommended log files: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pqau27lp7cfzx6v/Logs-Kopernicus.zip?dl=0 I love how Kopernicus now automatically creates a zip file with a copy of the KSP log file, the planet log files, and ModuleManager.ConfigCache. This is going to make bug reporting far easier. NOTE: all 8 of the terrestrial planets currently lack a color and norm
  2. As I should've anticipated from the name of the patch, Kopernicus 1.9.1-9 does not work in KSP 1.10.1 (although the Nyan Cat loading screen does). And I had just spent the last hour or so prepping the configs for a system of nine planets I'm working on.
  3. My main method of creating planet textures — well, the main method from when I was actually making Kopernicus planet packs — was to customize a planet in SE, export its height map, and use that as a base to create a better height map using a variety of PQS mods (vertexsimplexheight, vertexsimplexheightabsolute, vertexheightnoise, vonoroicraters) and a color map via vertexheightcolor. The reason for an SE height map as a base is because it can include some smaller details and ideal continent/ocean shapes that are difficult to replicate with PQSMods. For example, often I want only a few areas of
  4. So, just for clarification, since I've been absent from the Kopernicus community for ages: Has the time warp altitude limit feature been removed now that there are no longer altitude limits for the stock bodies (except for the minimum time warp altitude)? Is KittopiaTech permanently not working? Will there ever be a feature to generate and update textures/height maps like it? Have PQSMods remained the same since 2018/19? I'm under the assumption that the latest patch(es) work for KSP 1.10.1, but since I'm hoping to develop a new planet pack in the coming weeks (I'm almost
  5. Today I rode out my second tropical storm of the year so far, Isaias. I live in CT and don’t often get tropical cyclones, but the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has seen record levels of activity prior to August 1st, and many of these storms have impacted land. TS Fay formed off of the VA coast and tracked into the tri-state area in mid July. It weakened rapidly after making landfall in NJ and only brought mild rain and moderately gusty winds. Isaias turned out to be a far more significant storm. Heavy rainfall started in the late morning, with winds maxing out from 1-4pm. I couldn’t mea
  6. Some positive news from the United States. After the massive spike in new cases per day starting in early-mid June, it’s started to level off over the last two weeks, with a mean of ~65k cases/day. Yes, that’s really high, but the increasing trend appears to have stopped. It took a nosedive to only 47k new cases yesterday, the lowest daily total in weeks. The Big Four of this second wave — Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas — have either leveled off or have shown a slight decrease in new cases per day, signaling that their exponential COVID growth has ended. The Northeast states have rema
  7. We’ve got some trouble on the horizon for the May 27th launch date: several models try to quickly spin up a weak tropical cyclone around Florida between Wednesday and Friday, and the European model is forecasting a lot of rain for Florida duding that time frame. The Euro, GFS, and CMC are also on the fence about maybe another tropical cyclone forming more in the open Atlantic at the end of May/start of June, which I heard could impact booster recovery, depending on if the launch is delayed.
  8. India and Bangladesh were thankfully spared from the Cat 4+ landfall some models were showing (mid-level shear disrupted the storm during an eyewall replacement cycle and prevented it from ever recovering), but the biggest issue was not the maximum wind speeds, but rather the storm surge. Amphan had a very large wind field prior to landfall, which had expanded due to the EWRC, and this area is always extremely vulnerable to surge because of the V-shape of the BOB and how low-lying it is. You don’t need an ultra-powerful storm for destructive surge; just look at Ike (Cat 2 landfall) and Sandy (
  9. The directly imaged exoplanet Fomalhaut b, later formally named Dagon, was just determined to be the debris cloud from a pair of large icy objects colliding within Fomalhaut’s debris disk: https://www.livescience.com/amp/disappearing-exoplanet-fomalhaut-b.html I guess you can say...Dagon is gon.
  10. Humans: hey look, a bright comet is coming! Finally something to make 2020 good! Comet Atlas:
  11. Atlas is starting to develop a tail and looking less like a fuzzy blob: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2020/04/01/a-bright-comet-with-a-tail-could-adorn-twilight-just-as-the-coronavirus-epidemic-peaks/ It’s around V=8.2 right now. If I’m correct, that’s one of the brightest comets we’ve had since PANSTARRS.
  12. Day 19 of Coronavacation: Distance learning started yesterday, and I’ve been dumped with tons of Calculus work that I barely have any idea how to do. This seal now supports my dwindling sanity. 
     

     

  13. Comet ATLAS may have been brightening faster than expected, but that isn’t a guarantee that it’ll become the next great comet: https://www.space.com/amp/comet-atlas-may-be-brightenting.html
  14. After ISON, we all have a good reason to be skeptical about the next bright comet. The media ran with the “comet of the century” stuff for almost a year before perihelion, and look what happened. Predicting comets something like ten months out won’t end well.
  15. The rather newly discovered Comet ATLAS has been brightening faster than initially expected, and now it’s believed it could reach naked eye brightness by the end of May, possibly reaching or even exceeding the brightness of Venus. What’s more exciting is that this could FINALLY be a bright comet visible in the Northern Hemisphere, best observed in latitudes 40-60 N. There’s always a chance it could be a bust like ISON, but since we’re only two months away and not 10+, I think ATLAS has a better shot of living up to the (pretty new) hype. Here’s one of the articles published in the la
  16. Be glad you’re not in the eastern CONUS or the Caribbean, because signs are pointing towards potentially yet another active Atlantic hurricane season, maybe the most active since 2017. What’s worse is that early signs indicate activity might be increased closer to land, like within the Gulf of Mexico and the majority of the Caribbean. 2020 is gonna be a rough year for everybody...what’s next? Volcanoes? Aliens? Godzilla?
  17. It should definitely have been shown to the idiots who held a party of 50 people in SW Connecticut and got over half the attendees infected with COVID-19. People like that are part of the reason why Fairfield County has 270 cases out of 415 in the entire state (the other reason is that we are right on the border with New York, which just surpassed 25,000 confirmed cases).
  18. Day 6 of Coronavirus Vacation: I am prepared for any “shelter and place” order that might be enacted, since the only times I’ve left my neighborhood these past few days are for hiking and nature walks. I got KSP to work so I don’t die of boredom between schoolwork and scholarships. However, I’m getting increasingly concerned about the possibility of school being closed for the rest of the year. Would that prevent me from graduating high school since I wouldn’t be able to properly complete the curriculum? What’s worse is that there are plans for at-home AP testing if we can’t be back to school
  19. I’m actually starting to get worried now: https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/5053816002 A quarantined, constrained, fearful America is becoming closer and closer to reality. I really don’t want this to ruin the rest of my senior year and admissions to college, or my trips and plans for this summer (most of which are to natural areas and hiking places without many people, but who knows what we’ll be able to do).
  20. Day 4 of Coronavirus Vacation: mostly boring, but I’m doing okay. Stocked up on enough groceries to last the next few weeks, and I’ve found a new daily routine of taking care of a Privet shrub (Ligustrum ibolium) I bought for a research project. There’s already a plan for how schoolwork is going to be done over the next two weeks, and once school opens again, the curriculum will go back to normal. Oh, and I also forgot my Steam password so I can’t play KSP. *Quack*
  21. Looks like my school is shutting down because of the Coronavirus. I don’t know the full story yet, might post more later depending on what is announced.
  22. I really, really, really hope it does not progress to levels where interstate travel is prohibited. That is going to pretty much obliterate many of my plans for the next six months — college visits, vacations, entomology research, and possible trips to MIT to work with the TESS team (and perhaps TESSCon2).
  23. Okay, I should’ve rephrased that. What I meant was how many precautions were taken despite the few amount of reported cases here, to the point where it seems like they’re taking it too far too soon, and it seems that they’re not focusing on things that could have a greater likelihood of getting people infected. I am well aware of the importance of making sure infected people get less people infected, which is something I agree with, but what has been done is not going to fulfill that. My school is not particularly clean and is extremely crowded, so if someone does get the virus, we’re all tota
  24. Connecticut has reached peak panic levels. Just about everything school-related that isn’t being at school (trips, sporting events, conferences, awards ceremonies, etc) have been cancelled or postponed, which is not only excessive, but also ineffective, because my school is so insanely crowded that it’ll be easy for the Coronavirus to spread if someone gets it. I posted the full list of what’s been going on here. Suffice to say, it’s absolutely ridiculous, and all it’s doing is spreading fear and anger.
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