Thursday, June 13, 2013

Reading List

For anyone interested I added a SciFi reading list to the right hand of the blog. Its merely a list of books I have read, am reading or mean to read soon. Also, I wont be able to post another My SciFi until Early July. Im lucky I have a few moments to put this little blurb in atm. Anyhow. Gotta run!

Fly Dangerous
Ceddy Cyanide

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Odyssey

Contrary to what I had said yesterday, I was able to get on EVE last night to experience the new expansion for myself. I dont do a whole lot in EVE, so only a couple things stuck out at me

1: Jump Animations. I got a nerd boner every time I changed systems... It was glorious.
2: Undock Button. Its going to take some time to get used to it being on the complete opposite side of the screen.
3: System Scan. The animations for the scan are nice. I like them. Though is there a way to turn off the sites that show up from the scan? Like Im sitting there running the comet in Deltole yesterday and theres this big red diamond in space that keep drawing my attention away from repping my fleet mates. It was annoying. I don't care that there is a site over there wioth a 0% signal strength, Im not exploring right now leave me alone!
4: New things. The biggest new things are the Security tags, and the Navy BC's both of which are EXPENSIVE. I was going to get my sec standing up to be able to sit in a 0.5, but that would cost me around 200m in tags + the measly 13m fee. Im not paying 200+m isk just to get myself into Deltole... I'll wait till they drop in price. Also Navy BC... Im not spending 500m on a Cane hull just so I can have it now.. no matter how badly I want one....


Anyway, thats my initial take on the new expansion. Its a 'Meh' expansion I suppose. Most of my hype was just the excitment over new things. Once I actually had them it was like "Oh.. Ok cool. Now I dont have anything to hype over for a while..."


Fly Dangerous
Ceddy Cyanide

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My SciFi: Episode 3

My Sci Fi is a weekly post in which I ramble on about pretty much anything SciFi related.

This Week: EVE Odyssey Launch, Star Trek and Us, and Some Cool Space Stuff

EVE Odyssey Launch

As I type this I notice my twitter feed explode with the release of the new expansion for EVE Online. Im extremely glad it is out, however, I wont be able to enjoy it for a while due to some RL/work issues. So Ill content myself with reading about it and hearing about it from my friends. I WANT TO JUMP EFFECT!!! D:<


Star Trek and Us

With the recent release of the newest edition to the Star Trek film industry, "Into Darkness" we are all reminded that Star Trek does indeed still exist and it does indeed, still have a following. For a long time the SciFi community has been divided into Trekies and, what do they call Star Wars fans anyway? Anyhow, Star Trek and Star Wars have been butting heads for decades. Me, personally, I'm a Trek fan. I don't have anything against Star Wars, its a great story, I just prefer Star Trek. However, that's not the point of this blurb. maybe I'll do a Trek vs Wars post next week, who knows.

Anyhow I was recently looking over some articles specifically for the third section of this post and I ran into a few Star trek related articles. Star Trek has existed since late 1964 when the first pilot for the show was filmed. This was rejected and it wasn't until a year later when the Second and final Pilot was filmed, starring our beloved William Shatner. The rest is history, however if your interested the picture to the left gives a pretty in-depth history of the show.

What really interested me was an article about Star Trek technology and how it works (or is supposed to work). Ive always kinda wondered why the Enterprise was shaped the way it is, and looking deeper into it in this article it makes sense. The entire back end of the ship (minus the flying saucer in the front) is ALL for the warp core and warp drive. Which makes sense. Something powerful enough to project a ship light years into space in as little time as it takes would take up a lot of room. generating the power for it and keeping the power going for it.

The article goes on about transporters, and Wormholes and deflector shields if you wanna take a look.

http://www.space.com/21201-star-trek-technology-explained-infographic.html

Some Cool Space Stuff

NASA recently put out an image of two galaxies physically colliding in space a few days ago. A spiral galaxy (like our own) is in process of colliding into a lenticular galaxy. The image is actually pretty neat looking. It almost pops out 3-Dish in the image.

Also, I wanted to point out how people argue and research some of the dumbest things for years on years and years. For example, apparently it matters what Neil Armstrong's exact words were when he stepped foot on the moon. Honestly, I don't think it warrants this much man power to figure that out... It's not that important.

Recently a panel of four cosmologists debated the existence of a Multiverse. In layman's terms there is a possibility that during the formation of the universe, different factors added together could very well mean that we are not living in the only universe that exists. Now the debate itself didn't really come to a conclusion as to whether or not its 100% accurate, but science takes time, and I doubt we have the resources to research it properly anyway.

Also Apparently the smallest possible star is 8.7% the size of our own Sun.


Fly Dangerous
Ceddy Cyanide

Next week I will be touching on Aliens and Intelligent life, among other topics. If you have any cool SciFi news, or some space related stuff for me, you can comment here, send me an email at ceddycyanide@gmail.com, or send me a tweet @SciFiCyanide