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Artemis | Spaceship Bridge Simulator

Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator

This is extremely nerdy, but I’d be a liar if I didn’t want to get some friends together and play this simulator.

From the website:

What is Artemis?

Artemis is a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game for Windows computers.

Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the "main screen", while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control.

Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room ("bridge") , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.

Artemis is a software game for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

 

My favorite bit from the FAQs:

Q: Why can’t my crew play over the internet, using some voice chat software?

A: I always wanted the players to be in one room together, just like a spaceship bridge. I want the captain to be able to push the helmsman aside and shout "Full power, DAMN you!!!" BUT, as a veteran game developer, I recognize that players play my game the way THEY like, not the way I like. V1.1 optimized the network code, and a server option that lets you adjust the network update speed, so Artemis plays across the internet just fine.

Artemis | Spaceship Bridge Simulator

via @pomorales

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January 31, 2012 Posted by | Games and Gaming, Geeks and Gadgetry, Software, Television, Windows | , , | 2 Comments

LEGO Legend of Zelda

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I fully support this.

Thanks for the link, Tom!

January 30, 2012 Posted by | Games and Gaming, Legos | | Comments Off on LEGO Legend of Zelda

High Speed Video of Canon DSLR Shutter

The action begins at the 60 second mark.

Here’s a great video showing the mirror and shutter mechanism in a Canon DSLR. The action begins 60 seconds in.

Keep in mind that the entire real-time duration of the mirror swinging up, the shutter coming down, the exposure, the shutter coming back up and the mirror swinging down is .213 seconds.

Great find, Tom!

January 26, 2012 Posted by | Photography, Science and Technology, Video | , , , , | Comments Off on High Speed Video of Canon DSLR Shutter

Google Store View

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My favorite camera store, B&H Photo Video, is one of the first businesses participating in having virtual tours of their stores via Google’s Street View technology.

If you look up B&H Photo Video on Google Maps, you can step inside.

via Wired.com

January 19, 2012 Posted by | Photography, Science and Technology | , , , | 2 Comments

SOPA / PIPA

What’s the big deal with SOPA & PIPA, you ask?

Here’s the big deal.

Do something about it.

January 18, 2012 Posted by | General, News | , | Comments Off on SOPA / PIPA