Post your Deskspace! V 2.0

Remaking this topic since it has long since faded. I decided a version 2 was in order.

Post your deskspace! Go!

Just got a new desk and my second monitor. God I love my new setup!

Olympic Luge Accident

During olypic luge training today, a Georgian named Nodar Kumaritashvili lost control while making a turn at speeds greater than 145 KPH (90 MPH), flew off of the track, and crashed into a steel beam. The Olympian suffered major injury, and after being airlifted to a hospital, died.

This speed is supposedly the fastest speed in the sport of luge, and many are now deeming the track unsafe.

Why was there uncovered steel beems right next to the track, and why are the Olympians traveling this fast?

Fuck Canada, thanks for dropping the ball already. In my province, no less.

You can browse around for a video, there was one on the news, but Youtube has blocked the man's name, and deleted all of the videos, so it is becoming increasingly harder to find.

EDIT: Apparently his name is unblocked now. I found a video, but the quality is aweful.

Thoughts and comments?

(holy shit, myersguy made a topic)

REQUEST: A couple of VX outfits.

Oh hello. Some of you might remember me as Myersguy, the guy who used to be around a little more often :P

Anyways, I have decided to get in gear and try to get an RPG going seriously for the first time since the loss of my long worked-on project. The game is going to include music made by myself, and hopefully, some custom sprites as well. However, that is where I need some help:

See, there is that wonderful VX character creator tool online, and it should do quite nicely for what I am after, and whatever it can't do, I'm sure I can with photoshop. However, when it comes to actual sprite work, I am less than fantastic. So, I am here to make a request:

I need two outfits done, so to speak, as the character generator doesn't have anything really suited to what I am after. The first, is a blue set of clothing, and the other, is some high tech looking guard wear. Lucky for me, Half Life two pretty much has exactly what I want:

However, I don't need any masks on the guards.

I'm not so sure anyone will actually do this for me, considering I have absolutely nothing as insurance that this game will be completed, since I've never actually completed and uploaded a game before. To be quite honest, I won't be surprised if no one takes this up, but I would love to see someone help me out here. So, if you are willing to help me out, it would be greatly appreciated. I'm not really sure what I can do in return, but talk to me. Perhaps I could make some music for someone who helps me with this, or some graphics, like title screens, avatars, etc.

Oh, and if it helps, here is the template the outfits need to match. I assume it would be easiest to make them on a layer above this character, and then just delete the character after. Do it however you want, as I can always edit out whatever is extra, etc. Thanks to anyone who tries for me, and I look forward to seeing what comes of this.

The truth about Santa Claus

I like showing this to people. It's absolutely great:

1) No known species of reindeer can fly. BUT there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer which only Santa has ever seen.
2) There are 2 billion children (persons under 18) in the world. BUT since Santa doesn't (appear) to handle the Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Buddhist children, that reduces the workload to 15% of the total - 378 million according to Population Reference Bureau. At an average (census) rate of 3.5 children per household, that's 91.8 million homes. One presumes there's at least one good child in each.

3) Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west (which seems logical). This works out to 822.6 visits per second. This is to say that for each Christian household with good children, Santa has 1/1000th of a second to park, hop our of the sleigh, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left, get back up the chimney, get back into the sleigh an move on to the next house. Assuming that each of these 91.8 million stops are evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course, we know to be false but for the purpose of our calculations we will accept), we are now talking about .78 miles per household, a total trip of 75« million miles, not counting stops to do what most of us must do at least once every 31 hours, plus feeding, etc.

This means that Santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second, 3,000 time the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison, the fastest man-made vehicle on earth, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles per second - a conventional reindeer can run, tops, 15 miles per hour.

4) The payload on the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium-sized lego set (2 pounds), the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting Santa, who is invariably described as overweight. On land, the conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300 pounds. Even granting the "flying reindeer" (see point #1) could pull TEN TIMES the normal amount, we cannot do the job with eight, or even nine. We need 214,200 reindeer. This increases the payload -not even counting the weight of the sleigh - to 353,430 tons. Again, for comparison - this is four times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth.

5) 353,000 tons travelling at 650 miles per second creates enormous air resistance - this will heat the reindeer up in the same fashion as spacecraft re-entering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer will absorb 14.3 QUINTILLION joules of energy. Per second. Each. In short, they will burst into flame almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer behind them, and create deafening sonic booms in their wake. The entire reindeer team will be vaporized within 4.26 thousandths of a second. Santa, meanwhile, will be subjected to centrifugal forces 17,500.06 times greater than gravity. A 250-pound Santa (which seems ludicrously slim) would be pinned to the back of his sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force. In conclusion - If Santa ever DID deliver presents on Christmas Eve, he's dead now.

Merry Christmas!

Dicking around with music

Recently, I've been making small tracks of music, just for fun (no real practical use), so I decided I would post some. Besides, I really haven't been very active at RMN the last while, so I might as well start again.

Chocolate Rain Remix
This was just fun to make. I learned the song on piano a while ago, so I decided it would be awesome to test out some VSTi's with. I love it with the drums.

No Name
Again, just trying out some VSTi's. Not entirely sure why, but some of them sort of...glitched out... The rendering of audio also screwed up, but whatever. I still think it sounds neat.

Boss Battle
Made it randomly late at night. It's not mixed very well, but it was more of a "Hey, I wonder how this would sound" rather than made to be practical. Anyways, I'm still happy with the result.

*NEW*Untitled Techno
Yep, untitled again. I do this for fun, so i don't really bother with names. Anyways, give this one a look, and tell me what you think. Yes, youtube did in fact rape the quality of the drums.

You know, that new site...

Anyways, basically, you earn points, see special videos, play games... You know, I'm really not even all that sure what it is...

Anyways, I just earned like, 27 points on it, and then I looked into it, and when they launch, Xbox 360 games go for like... 100 points. That cheap. Apparently, the xbox 360 consoles are only 650.

Now yeah, this sounds like a typical scamish site, but it's invite only.

In short, I just got an account. If you want one, post an email here, and I'll send you an invite.

Lets Play: Super Mario RPG



Stats - Where are you?

Pretty self explanatory. Where did they go? You know, the little bar at the bottom, where you could check top posters, most popular threads, etc. Same with being able to see what each user was doing, most users online and all that jazz. I miss that stuff.

Post your Photoshop work!

So yeah, I thought it would be cool to have a thread for anyone else, who like me, randomly uses photoshop when they are bored. So, basically, post and critique people's photoshop work in here.

I was bored today, so I tried messing around with some background effects. Tell me what you think:

Personally, I think the Dante one is sweet. The only outside work used in these images, are the renders of Dante and Mewtwo. Everything else is 100% by me.

Pictures of your Desk Top (literally.)

There may or may not have been a thread about this already, but whatever. If there was, consider this round 2. So, pretty simple. Take a picture of your computer space. I just hooked up my old stereo to my computer for some awesome sauce sound.

Very creepy? Yes. Awesome? Also yes.