Profile

Cover photo
Mike Davey
Worked at Vancouver Island Healthcare Authority
Attended Camosun College
Lives in Victoria, British Columbia
52 followers|44,265 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Mike Davey

Shared publicly  - 
 
My computer started sounding like a dryer with a running shoe in it (well maybe not that bad), so I searched for a program to monitor fan speeds. I found Open Hardware Monitor. Below is a screenshot of it. Behind it is Vue 2014 rendering a scene.

Open Hardware Monitor gives me access to fan speeds, temperatures of numerous chips including the CPU cores, graphics card, hard drives. It reports hard drive space, memory being used and voltages.
It reports my AMD 8 core temperatures as a single temperature, which isn't surprising since they are on the same crowded chip.

None of the fans that can report speed are seeing problems, so it's probably one of two case fans.

http://openhardwaremonitor.org/
1
Add a comment...

Mike Davey

Shared publicly  - 
 
After being pressured by an American Muslim organization two American universities are refusing to allow the film “Honor Diaries” to be shown.  The film exposes Muslim women being  oppressed and murdered. The film shows how many Muslim women are denied education, forced into arranged marriages, refused the right to travel freely and the horrifying crime of female genital mutilation.
American colleges, it seems, are hardly bastions of free speech, a thesis eloquently documented on the website of FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and in the book Unlearning ...
2
Add a comment...

Mike Davey

Shared publicly  - 
 
**
Grass Pack by Green Gene, grass models for Vue 2014 and The Plant Factory. http://www.cornucopia3d.com/purchase.php?item_id=12601# Cost $20, voucher friendly.
 I recently purchased Grass Pack by Green Gene at www.cornicopia3d.com .
It cost $20 and is voucher...

#VUE #3DGRAPHICS  
Grass Pack by Green Gene, grass models for Vue 2014 and The Plant Factory. http://www.cornucopia3d.com/purchase.php?item_id=12601# Cost $20, voucher friendly. I recently purchased Grass Pack by Green Gene at www.cornicop...
1
Add a comment...

Mike Davey

Shared publicly  - 
 
Rainbow artifact
I found an interesting effect in Vue today. I noticed it before but never figured out what the problem was. On the picture below you can see a line running diagonally from top to bottom. It turns out that this is an effect from the rainbow option in the atm...
1
Add a comment...

Mike Davey

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm currently listening to "The Keeper of Lost Causes: The First Department Q Novel" by Jussi Adler-Olsen, a Danish author.

I'm enjoying it so far but I'm only about a quarter of the way through.
1
Add a comment...
In his circles
297 people
Have him in circles
52 people
Ochipwa Greenspider's profile photo
Peter Speckmayer's profile photo
Martin Raymond's profile photo
Julianna Sheppard's profile photo
Matt Uebel's profile photo
Nick Beagley's profile photo

Mike Davey

Shared publicly  - 
 
Canyon Reservoir Reflection.
A fairly simple render created with Vue 2014. A strange problem developed with this scene. Every time I load the scene into Vue it appears that the camera position has moved as well as the sea level. I might have thought the terrain is not rendering the sam...
A fairly simple render created with Vue 2014. A strange problem developed with this scene. Every time I load the scene into Vue it appears that the camera position has moved as well as the sea level. I might have thought the ...
1
Add a comment...
 
A quick look at Green Gene's Grass Pack available from E-on Software's cornicopia3d.com. This is the first of Green Gene's work that I've seen, and I'm impressed. I think his Grass Pack is simply beautiful work.
The plants look very realistic to me, from top to bottom.
This is also the first time I've really worked with a Plant Factory plant. I like it. A single well designed plant is extremely versatile.
Grass Pack by Green Gene, grass models for Vue 2014 and The Plant Factory. http://www.cornucopia3d.com/purchase.php?item_id=12601# Cost $20, voucher friendly. I recently purchased Grass Pack by Green Gene at www.cornicop...
1
Add a comment...

Mike Davey

Shared publicly  - 
 
**
These are both "the pasture". Neither look quite right and I can't figure out why.
These are both "the pasture". Neither look quite right and I can't figure out why.
1
Add a comment...

Mike Davey

Shared publicly  - 
 
What percentage of the universe's baryonic matter is made up of black holes?

After reading a post from +From Quarks To Quasars regarding black holes: "Stephen Hawking Bombshell: "Black Holes, As We Know Them, Do Not Exist", I went looking for the answer to: What percentage of the universe's matter is made up of black holes?

I couldn't find the answer, so I submitted the question to
http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/ask_an_astronomer.html
Hans Krimm replied with the following:

"This is a good question.  Here is my educated estimate, taking some
    numbers from this site:
http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/black_holes/encyc_mod3_q7.html.   First, consider stellar mass black holes, which are the remnants of very massive stars.  Maybe one in a thousand stars becomes a black hole.
  Taking that the mass of such a black hole is roughly ten times the mass of an average star, means that (1/1000)*(10) = 0.01, or one percent of the mass of stars is black holes.
        Second, consider the supermassive black holes in the center of most, and probably all galaxies.  The masses of these beasts can vary quite a bit, but a reasonable order of magnitude is 100 million times the mass of an average star.  Since a typical galaxy contains 100 billion stars, this means that (100 million)/(100 billion) = 0.001, or a tenth of a percent of the mass of a galaxy is in the central supermassive black hole.
        There may also be intermediate mass black holes, but these are probably rare and would be an even smaller contributor.
        So taking these rough order of magnitude estimates together, one can see that black holes account for somewhere around 0.1 - 1% of the "normal" mass of the universe.  But remember that "normal" matter like atoms, is itself only about 5% of the total mass of the universe.

Cheers,
Hans Krimm for Ask an Astrophysicist  "


Thank you Mr. Krimm.

It's hard to say if  0.1 to 1.0 % of baryonic matter is a lot or not. Our own star makes up 99.8 percent of the mass of our solar system.
It takes suns 3 solar masses or more to turn into black holes.
How much of the stars mass is thrown into space, and how much is captured in the black hole?
How much is turned into energy? Supernova's are seen for very large distances. Does this energy represent a significant amount of it's mass?

That gets me wondering what kind of stars are the most plentiful, and what are the least, and what are the distribution in the universe? Is our Milky way different from the Andromeda Galaxy? Or older galaxies?

The problem with having one question answered is it begets another  ten questions.
1
Add a comment...

Mike Davey

Shared publicly  - 
 
Two renders from Vue2014.
One has rain at almost default levels, including fog at about 44%.
The other is straight render.
Both were adjusted in Photoshop for levels and desaturated, with the rainy version's hue slightly changed to a bit of yellow-pink.
Also available to view:
http://cgsunset.blogspot.ca/
1
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
297 people
Have him in circles
52 people
Ochipwa Greenspider's profile photo
Peter Speckmayer's profile photo
Martin Raymond's profile photo
Julianna Sheppard's profile photo
Matt Uebel's profile photo
Nick Beagley's profile photo
Work
Employment
  • Vancouver Island Healthcare Authority
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Victoria, British Columbia
Links
Story
Tagline
White male, married with adult children.
Introduction
I love photography and 3D landscape design using E-On Software's Vue rendering program and Maya.
Education
  • Camosun College
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Married