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    Thread: New Milky Way graphic
Post: RE: New Miliy Way graphic

I suspect its creator ( Stefan Payne-Wardenaar ) would be willing to provide more information. There's a contact form on his Web site. https://stefanpw.myportfolio.com/home
selden Real Life But OA Relevant 3 414 01-03-2024, 05:53 AM
    Thread: New Milky Way graphic
Post: New Milky Way graphic

The ESA has released a new graphic of the Milky Way (with and without annotations) which is based on Gaia data. Unfortunately (so far as I'm concerned, anyhow), its contrast is quite a bit lower than ...
selden Real Life But OA Relevant 3 414 01-03-2024, 05:30 AM
    Thread: Free gemerative AI for images
Post: RE: Free gemerative AI for images

Can you provide a brief review of the servers you've used? e.g. what AI do they use? How fast are they? How many free images per day? What special options do they provide? Of the three I've used, t...
selden General Off-topic Discussion 9 1,347 12-12-2023, 01:01 PM
    Thread: Free gemerative AI for images
Post: RE: Free gemerative AI for images

fwiw, here are the ones I rejected (reduced in size): the tiger was too big and its stripes weren't blue. Every once in a while an acceptable image shows up among the first four. This seems to have be...
selden General Off-topic Discussion 9 1,347 12-12-2023, 05:12 AM
    Thread: Free gemerative AI for images
Post: RE: Free gemerative AI for images

Yes, it is. Here's the prompt I used: photorealistic a red-haired man wearihg green shorts kneeling in front of a white tiger with blue stripes scratching the tiger behind its ears in a grassy field...
selden General Off-topic Discussion 9 1,347 12-12-2023, 04:48 AM
    Thread: Free gemerative AI for images
Post: RE: Free gemerative AI for images

A lot depends on the prompt you provide. And what you're looking for, of course. I often have to look at more than a dozen images to find one that's close enough to what I want. So far, I've found tha...
selden General Off-topic Discussion 9 1,347 12-12-2023, 12:43 AM
  Exclamation Thread: Free gemerative AI for images
Post: Free gemerative AI for images

I frustrated for a while about where to put this. If there's a more appropriate place, please feel free to move this post. I've been using three different providers of free AI image generation. Sin...
selden General Off-topic Discussion 9 1,347 12-11-2023, 11:33 AM
    Thread: Social Autopilot
Post: RE: Social Autopilot

Yeah. I decided I really didn't like the quality of what I'd written. If you'd like to clean it up, please do!
selden Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 44 433 12-08-2023, 03:56 AM
    Thread: OA EG's internal search does not find the Modosophonts article
Post: RE: OA EG's internal search does not find the Modo...

Thanks for the clarification.
selden Website and Content Issues 4 34 11-20-2023, 04:35 AM
    Thread: OA EG's internal search does not find the Modosophonts article
Post: RE: OA EG's internal search does not find the Modo...

Sorry: I wasn't looking in the upper section of the page. I was looking in the lower section. It skips from "Minervans" to "Molleweide"
selden Website and Content Issues 4 34 11-19-2023, 02:37 PM
    Thread: OA EG's internal search does not find the Modosophonts article
Post: OA EG's internal search does not find the Modosoph...

When I used the search box provided at the top of all of the pages of the Encyclopaedia to search for "modosophonts", the article about that topic was not found. Lots of related topics were found, but...
selden Website and Content Issues 4 34 11-18-2023, 11:49 PM
    Thread: Halonic Symbiosis revisited
Post: RE: Halonic Symbiosis revisited

@Worldtree, At this point the PoV settings don't really do much (a single line at the end of Chapter 2 if "Multiple" is selected.) Only "Meta" makes a really obvious difference, and that's on the C...
selden Creative Writing 32 194 11-17-2023, 01:52 PM
    Thread: Halonic Symbiosis revisited
Post: RE: Halonic Symbiosis revisited

Yes, it was created using Bing/Create (i.e. DALL-E3). I often have to get it to create more than a dozen images with similar prompts to find one I really like. (16 in this case) Supposedly one can spe...
selden Creative Writing 32 194 11-17-2023, 01:41 PM
    Thread: Halonic Symbiosis revisited
Post: RE: Halonic Symbiosis revisited

Here are some threads related to "Halonic Symbiosis" I'm sure I've overlooked quite a few. It looks like my memories of discussions have conflated things. Any corrections or comments on canon-relate...
selden Creative Writing 32 194 11-17-2023, 01:54 AM
    Thread: Halonic Symbiosis revisited
Post: RE: Halonic Symbiosis revisited

Todd, Whatever suggestions you have would be very welcome. I've had no training whatsoever in writing educational materials, which I suppose this is to some degree, especially for people unfamiliar...
selden Creative Writing 32 194 11-17-2023, 01:09 AM
    Thread: Halonic Symbiosis revisited
Post: RE: Halonic Symbiosis revisited

I've updated it to v2.1, using the same link. A missing Format notice was added along with a suggestion that those unfamiliar with OA should read Essay #2 first.
selden Creative Writing 32 194 11-16-2023, 12:26 PM
    Thread: Halonic Symbiosis revisited
Post: RE: Halonic Symbiosis revisited

V2 of Halonic Symbiosis is now available: https://www.orionsarm.com/fm_store/Halonic_Symbiosis_v2.html It shrank: v1 is 4MB, but v2 is 2.8MB. I think it might be because I converted some of the ...
selden Creative Writing 32 194 11-16-2023, 02:16 AM
    Thread: Broken Links
Post: RE: Broken Links

in the article "Terragen Sphere" at https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4caf0ce9584d0 The link to the map of the Outer Volumes is broken.
selden Website and Content Issues 92 1,025 11-14-2023, 12:45 AM
    Thread: Halonic Symbiosis revisited
Post: RE: Halonic Symbiosis revisited

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll work on the structure some more, but it'll probably be a while (days? weeks?) before the revisions are ready.
selden Creative Writing 32 194 11-13-2023, 05:16 AM
    Thread: Miyake events
Post: RE: Miyake events

My pessimism suggests it'd set us back more like 100 years, maybe even more, since without the electrical grid (all those unprotected transformers fried by the spikes induced by the CME) it'd take a *...
selden General Setting Discussion 13 135 11-13-2023, 02:41 AM