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Member Since 06 Oct 2010
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In Topic: proTile Map Editor 2 for Unity - released

21 March 2015 - 06:10 PM

Very cool!

In Topic: what is the origin of your nickname/Internet handle?

21 March 2015 - 09:46 AM

Mine dates back from the mid-to-late 90s when my family first got dial up (AOL) internet. Obviously I'm a Nicholas, and I really like Sci-fi, or more specifically, space adventures (when I was a kid I wanted to be an astronaut!). So Star + Nick...Starnick. It's been my handle ever since.

In Topic: Alternatives to Wavefront Obj format for skinned models?

04 February 2015 - 10:34 AM

Collada (DAE) is another one that you can use. If you already have FBX models because you were using them in XNA, why not just use Assimp (.NET wrapper in my sig) to load them? It supports importing FBX model format now.

In Topic: I'd think twice about eating those ramen noodles if I were you...

02 January 2015 - 11:55 AM


Hot water kills everything thought right?

Depends, Most people do not use boiling water, but just hot water (hot as in 50-60°C), and indeed some cooks say that you should never boil ramen. Typically, industrially prepared ramen is "cooked" with very much not boiling "hot" water (around 70-80°C top) for 3-4 minutes before being swallowed.


Hanta virus takes one hour at 60°C, about half that in 80°C, and rodent excrements are full of it. Lassa probably doesn't occur in your rodents (being more a west-Africa thing) but is similar.


Then there's Salmonella spp. which only need a modest 10 mins at 75°C. Streptobacillus moniliformis on the other hand takes 15 minutes at 121°C (moist) or 1 hour at 170°C (dry). At typical "soup temperatures", it'll survive for hours.



I don't know why, but as I read that I was picturing the end of Terminator 2, with the liquid metal terminator writhing about in the molten metal as it was being destroyed.

In Topic: I'd think twice about eating those ramen noodles if I were you...

01 January 2015 - 09:39 PM

Good thing I do the cooking at home, and personally I always like to make time to do so, even when immersed in coding sessions. It's one of those activities that lets me to kind of let go and think about things before jumping back in.