Re: [nbos] [FWE][FM8]Geology in the Fractal World
"Mike Oliver"
Mon Aug 6th, 2007
I'll e-mail Joe Slayton who did FT and tell him you're willing to help
if he feels inclined to modify FT. I won't, at this stage, hand out
names or addresses but simply check to see if he feels inclined. I think
PF took up Joe's program to extend their range - I don't think he is a
member of their organisation.

Vue 6 was recently on special offer. From memory, E-On offered Vue 5 for
free and then a VERY cheap upgrade to Vue 6 Easel. I owned Vue 3, so was
keeping abreast of the development of the software, got V 5 and
upgraded. I doubt they're doing things quite as cheaply now but, I just
looked on their site and Vue 6 Easel is $89 to download. They also have
something called the Personal Learning Edition on free download. Go to and follow the link.



-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of T'Star
Sent: 06 August 2007 15:34
Subject: Re: [nbos] [FWE][FM8]Geology in the Fractal World

If I knew who, specifically, to write at either place, I'd be
e-mailing geology lectures to whoever was in charge of telling the
programmers what they're supposed to be programing into things as
suggestions. ;) At least I know here, the NBOS folk read the list and
take notes, so it may come out in a future edition of FWE. If any of
the programmery types are reading and have questions about what 'looks
plausible' from a geologic stand point I'm more than willing to
answer, and by that token, if anyone on here is going for a geological

Alas there are few teaching positions for geologists... You have to
do huge amounts of research to get grants (Or at least be doing
research that has the potential to grab grants) before most
universities consider letting you teach (My dad has been trying to get
a full time teaching position in geology for over 20 years now and
JUST got one.

A lot of the 'short cut' analysis is actually done in Excel, at least
on the seismic data. I'm currently transcribing something for the
Society for Exploration Geophysics, and several commercial programs
are mentioned. I'll go back through the transcripts to see if there
were any he mentioned specifically as being freeware. (Caveat: these
are seismic analysis programs. They let you look at what the
substrata are doing which can tell you a lot about why the surface is
doing what it is doing, but that's more than most gamer types are
willing to put into it.)

I haven't managed to figure out Celestia for a completely fictitious
universe yet... it's some where on my rather long list of things to
do, along with figuring out Poser better, and actually (some day when
there is money) getting Vue.

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