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  Topic: Pilot trainer CAE pays C$18M for simulation s/w Multigen
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 2
Views: 3896

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:43 pm   Subject: Pilot trainer CAE pays C$18M for simulation s/w Multigen
MONTREAL (CP) - CAE Inc. (TSX:CAE), a major pilot training technology and services company, is paying C$18 million to acquire MultiGen Paradigm Inc., a provider of off-the-shelf modelling and simulati ...
  Topic: The cat in the hat
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 0
Views: 4283

PostForum: Site News & Questions   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:37 pm   Subject: The cat in the hat
.., my daughter is devastated you changed avatar from the tennis ball hat cat! Very Happy
  Topic: Would you car get in this list
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 1
Views: 5795

PostForum: Oddly Enough   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:31 am   Subject: Would you car get in this list
Ha! Here's my super cool Reliant Robin from the early 90's... yes, I drove my very own 3-wheeled plastic pig. Check out the powder-coated alloy wheels! Very Happy

[img]http://www10.brinkster.com/indigoextr ...
  Topic: More Fun with Export Violations
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 2
Views: 3615

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:13 pm   Subject: More Fun with Export Violations
Bit of a harsher sentence than that of others we know. Ouch!
  Topic: Another patent for MPI
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 18
Views: 17160

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:55 pm   Subject: Another patent for MPI
I had no idea there was a website called www.LarsRocks.com. What a wonderful thing the web is... full of whizzing electrons and stuff.
Don't think I'll take part in the competition, though. Last time ...
  Topic: 3dSceneGraph aquires Vis-Sim.com
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 11
Views: 9833

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:07 pm   Subject: 3dSceneGraph aquires Vis-Sim.com
Oh yeah... it'll all be the truth, I'm sure. Very Happy
  Topic: The Apple IRack
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 4
Views: 7501

PostForum: Beer Room   Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:52 pm   Subject: The Apple IRack
Worked for me. Smile
  Topic: 3dSceneGraph aquires Vis-Sim.com
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 11
Views: 9833

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:49 pm   Subject: 3dSceneGraph aquires Vis-Sim.com
I guess the lack of anonymous posters is the big difference. That can only be a good thing.
  Topic: Set phasers to kill
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 4
Views: 7355

PostForum: Beer Room   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:44 pm   Subject: Set phasers to kill
More than likely as long as they can sneak the 9m trailer close enough. Smile
  Topic: Question: Model viewers
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 3
Views: 6365

PostForum: Remo3d, Geo Pro, Scenome, Sketch-Up Etc.   Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:35 pm   Subject: Question: Model viewers
It uses sig sizes? If so, I'll take a look.

Cheers,
  Topic: Question: Model viewers
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 3
Views: 6365

PostForum: Remo3d, Geo Pro, Scenome, Sketch-Up Etc.   Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:17 pm   Subject: Question: Model viewers
Hey, all.

Any one know of any 3D model viewers out there in the wild (preferably free - I like free) that can use OFLT Significant Sizes as the LOD switching mechanism?

Even Creator doesn't use ...
  Topic: Set phasers to kill
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 4
Views: 7355

PostForum: Beer Room   Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:49 am   Subject: Set phasers to kill
Record power for military laser

A laser designed for military use is a few steps away from hitting a power threshold thought necessary to turn it into a battlefield weapon.

http://news.bbc.co.u ...
  Topic: CAE Inc. to acquire Engenuity Technologies Inc.
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 4
Views: 5197

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:08 pm   Subject: CAE Inc. to acquire Engenuity Technologies Inc.
I imagine that would cost a little bit more than loose change... and is there much there we don't do already in some fashion, other than an object modeller? It might have made more sense a while ago.. ...
  Topic: CAE Inc. to acquire Engenuity Technologies Inc.
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 4
Views: 5197

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:39 pm   Subject: CAE Inc. to acquire Engenuity Technologies Inc.
We seem to be quite predatory to smaller fish right now. After a period of malnutrition, the company seems to have regained a bit of a voracious appetite.
Twisted Evil
  Topic: CAE Inc. to acquire Engenuity Technologies Inc.
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 4
Views: 5197

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:44 pm   Subject: CAE Inc. to acquire Engenuity Technologies Inc.
Agreements entered into with Engenuity Technologies and certain shareholders

Montreal, February 12, 2007 CAE Inc. (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) and Engenuity Technologies Inc. (TSX: EGY) announced today t ...
  Topic: Battlefield 2142 comes to life..........
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 4
Views: 7129

PostForum: Beer Room   Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:09 pm   Subject: Battlefield 2142 comes to life..........
Darpa are ahead of my bag of marbles idea for toppling walking armoured platforms:

US military looks to 'black ice'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6295567.stm

Now combining this with the m ...
  Topic: RTI Releases Beta of 3D Model Viewer for Firefox
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 1
Views: 3033

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:46 pm   Subject: RTI Releases Beta of 3D Model Viewer for Firefox
Realtime Technologies (RTI) announced today the availability of a beta version of their cross-platform 3D model viewer plugin for the Mozilla Firefox web browser. It's the latest example of Realtime T ...
  Topic: Battlefield 2142 comes to life..........
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 4
Views: 7129

PostForum: Beer Room   Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:59 pm   Subject: Battlefield 2142 comes to life..........
How the heck am I supposed to fly my snowspeeder low enough to wrap the harpoon cable around that things ankles??? It's too stumpy! It must be the short-arse of all mecha!

Mind you... I suppose a b ...
  Topic: Never mind Whole Earth solutions how about Whole Universe
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 3
Views: 4390

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:27 pm   Subject: Never mind Whole Earth solutions how about Whole Universe
I checked out one of the movies this morning... interesting concept.
Might be down to lack of decent source, but it looked to be getting a little flakey when LODing the terrain and texture down in th ...
  Topic: Another patent for MPI
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 18
Views: 17160

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:14 pm   Subject: Another patent for MPI
Not being an expert at all, I believe patents are restricted to the country of origin unless you file internationally. This being the case, a US patent need not necessarily impact on anyone outside th ...
  Topic: Another patent for MPI
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 18
Views: 17160

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:49 pm   Subject: Another patent for MPI
It's interesting - I should think most companies producing real-time modelling tools will have thought at this and implemented to some degree. I wonder if the patent is for MPI's own technology - thei ...
  Topic: Tomorrow's World to return to BBC
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 0
Views: 2590

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:17 pm   Subject: Tomorrow's World to return to BBC
"The BBC is bringing back the Tomorrow's World brand to help audiences understand new technologies."

I guess the Beeb have tuned in to the fact people are starting to suffer from Future Shock and n ...
  Topic: Hitachi unveils 1 TB drive for retail
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 5
Views: 5300

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:10 pm   Subject: Hitachi unveils 1 TB drive for retail
And I thought I was so cool having just upgraded my home system to 400GB! Where the heck am I going to find enough junk to fill a 1TB disk? Very Happy
  Topic: Plastic electronics
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 3
Views: 4460

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:03 pm   Subject: Plastic electronics
I read this article this morning... cool, huh? This, coupled with organic, flexible sheet display technology is fantastic.
  Topic: Interesting Article on Vista & how DRM kills performance
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 1
Views: 3672

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:12 am   Subject: Interesting Article on Vista & how DRM kills performance
Hmmm... I hadn't planned on being an early adopter. This certainly doesn't make me .. to switch from XP any sooner.
  Topic: German government considers computer characters human
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 6
Views: 8481

PostForum: Oddly Enough   Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:25 pm   Subject: German government considers computer characters human
And how about this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6178055.stm

Calls for Wal-Mart to stop stocking a Christian developed game where the goal is to convert or kill. Any non-Christian is the e ...
  Topic: German government considers computer characters human
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 6
Views: 8481

PostForum: Oddly Enough   Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:09 pm   Subject: German government considers computer characters human
I was tempted to buy Ninja Flower Arrangers II and World of Fluffy Bunnies Frolicking Happily Together Craft from Germany... but then I noticed some wet paint on the wall and decided to watch that ins ...
  Topic: Pigeon Pie
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 9
Views: 11422

PostForum: Beer Room   Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:06 pm   Subject: Pigeon Pie
My -- colleagues don't understand the Mrs Dallinger email and .. bank transfer posts... bless them. And I thought they were supposed to have a biting sense of humour!
  Topic: Pigeon Pie
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 9
Views: 11422

PostForum: Beer Room   Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:10 am   Subject: Pigeon Pie
Ah... humour! You have to love us Brits. Smile

And before you say anything, ..... just for you: Heehaw heehaw, eh?
  Topic: Acron 3d Modeller
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 2
Views: 3298

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:43 pm   Subject: Acron 3d Modeller
I saw that, too.
Quite interested to see they develop applications for Serious Games but don't focus on one Game Engine - they list many. I guess there are different horses for different courses - se ...
  Topic: Which Modeling Packages do you use
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 7
Views: 22550

PostForum: Polls   Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:16 pm   Subject: Which Modeling Packages do you use
Oh... and some Sketchup.
  Topic: Nvidia Quadroplex - anyone test driven it yet?
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 3
Views: 7157

PostForum: PC -Linux/Windows   Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:54 am   Subject: Nvidia Quadroplex - anyone test driven it yet?
They updated their website. It's here:
http://www.aechelon.com/press.php?id=press_releases/20061202.quadroPlex_pc-nova_NVDA.html
  Topic: Nvidia Quadroplex - anyone test driven it yet?
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 3
Views: 7157

PostForum: PC -Linux/Windows   Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:48 pm   Subject: Nvidia Quadroplex - anyone test driven it yet?
Aechelon are going for it. Anyone going to I/ITSEC - keep an eye out. Curious to know how it performs.

http://www.aechelon.com/media/tradeshows/iitsec06/index.html
  Topic: Which Modeling Packages do you use
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 7
Views: 22550

PostForum: Polls   Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:09 pm   Subject: Which Modeling Packages do you use
We use 90-95% Creator, a little Maya, a little Max and we use our own terrain generation and feature integration tool. Most feature modelling in production is Creator, though.
  Topic: Good
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 4
Views: 7446

PostForum: Tools & Tips, General Bits   Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:29 pm   Subject: Good
The original release did not meet the required functional specifications to ensure full customer satisfaction.
The patch addresses changes in scope to the original design. It won't neccessarily impro ...
  Topic: Good
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 4
Views: 7446

PostForum: Tools & Tips, General Bits   Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:17 pm   Subject: Good
Makes the ideal Christmas gift for the tinkywinky in your life. I especially like that this is posted under Tools & Tips, General Bits! There's humour!!! Very Happy
  Topic: CA CEO coman gets 12 years
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 7
Views: 7246

PostForum: News - Reviews   Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:38 pm   Subject: CA CEO coman gets 12 years
He was a busy little beaver, wasn't he? That $8 million fine is going to leave a bit of a sting.
  Topic: Nvidia Quadroplex - anyone test driven it yet?
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 3
Views: 7157

PostForum: PC -Linux/Windows   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:40 pm   Subject: Nvidia Quadroplex - anyone test driven it yet?
I'm just curious... any vis-simers out there test driven the Quadroplex yet?
  Topic: Ouch!! Some things you don't .. in the way of a nail gun!
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 2
Views: 5664

PostForum: Oddly Enough   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:34 pm   Subject: Ouch!! Some things you don't .. in the way of a nail gun!
Although some sickos would pay good money to have it done to them... apparently... I'm told... by some someone who isn't me. Very Happy
  Topic: Ouch!! Some things you don't .. in the way of a nail gun!
BobtheBuilder

Replies: 2
Views: 5664

PostForum: Oddly Enough   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 12:51 pm   Subject: Ouch!! Some things you don't .. in the way of a nail gun!
Austrian nails testicle to roof
(Favourite thing now tied up with string)
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/10/18/austrian_roofer/
 
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