Dec 4, 2008
SY Tan

Planetarium on Computer Screen

What is better than a telescope as a Christmas gift for that cousin of yours who is crazy about astronomy or the Milky Way? Especially when you are low on budget this month… The link to a free and open source space simulator should do the trick nicely. Celestia allows visitors to witness exciting celestial events which happened in the past or will happen in the future. It is available for download on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

There are many cool features in Celestia. Oe special feature is the eclipse finder which simulates solar and lunar eclipses on any planet including Earth. These simulations can be viewed in real time (which may take years!) or sped up. In addition , by entering the coordinates of a specific spot on earth, you can bring the night sky to your computer screen and pretend that you’re seeing it from your backyard. If this is not enough, Celestia Motherlode provides add-ons of additional celestial bodies and spacecraft as well as textures which provide a richer experience of planet surfaces and the star systems. This would make interesting teaching material for a basic astronomy or science class. And it would thrill young or old people no end who have an interest in astronomy by bringing the planetarium onto their computer screen.

Screen shot: The 1989 flyby of Neptune by Voyager 2–last stop before leaving the solar system

  • the gods are trash

    Another feature which the Gods offer as a clue is very foreboading and ominous. Mt. Zion is a mountain to the north of Diablo (the eye of The Beast) and one which has a working quarry at its base. Consistant with the decay we experience in society, Mt. Zion is being eaten away, slowly stripped of its resources, until one day paradise will be gone forever.

    So many people don't care about global warming. They disregard the need for conservation and instead drive SUVs. They don't care about the Federal deficit/debt (outside of partisanship) and they don't care earning $400k for an $80,000/year job will eventually bankrupt the country. They have awarded themselves $400k pay and retirement packages, loading up their friends on the payroll during the boom 90s through the real estate bust while all services which the program were intended to fund now get cut to pay for it.

    These people are often common public university labor. Not Ivy League, not private university.

    This labor isn't good enough to command the salaries they are earning. And they understood this when they applied to the public university they settled on.

    You can't expect a top-tier salary with a second-rate education.

    They think they are going sometime during/at the end of this life, and disregard the poor souls who are left behind.

    Sounds like the Italians who were used to plan World War II and the Holocaust, and not by accident.

    These are the people who will be here in the United States when bankruptcy is declared and society deteriorates into chaos. And they will deserve the anarchy which ensues.

    Continuing the push for privatization, reinforced and supported recently with enormous public sector salaries and retirement packages.

    Once achieved the gods will utilize the corruptive predisposition of the private sector economy, as seen with the sub-prime/bailout fiasco, to initiate economic catastrophy and initiate the bankruptcy proceedings of the United States.

    Whether the cure for cancer/diseases or the permanant resolution of economic misery, before the gods remove these motivations to pray we will experience an inordinate deluge of each element, with economic misery being perhaps the dissallusion of the united States with bankruptcy.

    The gods used the Italians to ruin life in the 20th century.

    The gods used the Italians to ruin life in A.D. with The Church.

    The Church controlled Western Civilization. As the largest land owner in Europe they controlled the monarchies. They were responsbile for slavery, revenge for African invasion and rape of Italy. They created religious discontent, ultimately leading to the disfavored dumping ground known as the United States.

    And each generation of these Italians were sold on "earning", only to be reincarnated as a lesser life form subsequently, punishment for their evil.

    "The West Bank, where the end of the world will begin." With xtianity.

    The gods are the commensurate rapist pathology, focussed on control. Be it animal migratory patterns, growth rates for plants and trees or human behavior::::The gods feel compelled to control these phenominah, whether it meets their strategy or not.

    It is appropriate they picked the Italians for the downfall of man. The perception offered is exactly how the gods are. Unfortunate for the Italians, they were deliberately altered to match this pathology so the god's behavior could be justified in the context of the god's positioning.

    The gods are dead in my eyes. Take advantage of my Damnation and learn from me.

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