Yeah.. OK.. So over the holiday a new app as introduced as a community game. It’s a ‘simple’ program that shows fire in a fire place and has some random sound effects to make you believe that it’s a roaring fire right there in your TV.
First I’ve got to give props to ‘SniperED007’ for the coding. Fire isn’t an easy thing to visualize and code. let alone adding the little details like realistic smoldering embers and flickering flames.
(though the fire itself could still use some work)
Why this turns into a WTF post is because Sniper (or MS) is CHARGEING $5 for this!! WTF!
you can’t even move the viewing angle. Why would I pay $5 for something I can get free off the net, or just watch on TV? you can/could buy a VCR tape with the same thing!!!!!
But then again at least 8 people bought the $1000 app off the IStore for their Iphones.. Makes me wonder how many people have bought this.
[NX-91001 Exploration vessel; Commissioned: 2409
A starship designed to carry Federation influence throughout the Alpha Quadrant and beyond, the NX-91001 is one of the first multi-role starship designs since the Sovereign class was commissioned in the early 2370s. Able to function as a deep-space explorer with extensive sensors and laboratory facilities for scientific research, the NX-91001 also is outfitted as a heavy cruiser armed with some of the latest in Starfleet weapons technology for deployment in hostile areas.
The NX-91001 contains the best of the new technologies developed in the past 40 years. Bioneural circuitry mimics organic neurons, speeding data functions and improving computer performance. An advanced sensor pod can be operated from the bridge or manned directly for intense sweeps, and includes telemetric observation VISOR technology to allow a science officer to interface directly with data transmitted by a robotic exo-probe.
A holoemitter array system allows Emergency Medical and Emergency Command Holograms to operate throughout the ship when needed, and the ship is equipped with a Class 10 warp drive for normal operation and an advanced hyper impulse drive for sublight operation. The Class 10 warp drive is equipped with an advanced quantum sublimating theta-matrix compositor which recrystalizes the ship’s dilithium into a much more stable form than earlier models. This allows the NX-91001 to go much longer distances at high warp velocities before needing to replace the crystals.
Defensive systems of this starship are based on significant advances in Federation technology. The starship features an ablative tetraburnium alloy hull, which allows it to withstand greater amounts of heat and pressure than any previous design, and regenerative shields on the NX-91001 can adapt to enemy weapons fire during a battle. The ship also carries a full suite of offensive weapons, including 16 Type XIV phaser arrays, eight torpedo launchers and several other weapons. Note: Because of the recent conflicts, the complete weapons configuration of the NX-91001 is classified.
Overall Length: 692 meters
Overall Draft: 92 meters
Overall Beam: 253 meters
Displacement: 3,200,000 metric tons
Class 10 Warp Drive
Hyper Impulse Drive
Ablative Tetraburnium Alloy Hull
Embarked Craft (Typical):
3 Shuttle Bays
10 Shuttlecraft (various classes)
10 Shuttlepods (various classes)
Cruising: Warp Factor 8
Maximum: Warp Factor 9.985
Holoemitter Trans-Deck Array System
Holographic Consoles and Astrometric Laboratories
16 Type XIV Phaser Arrays
4 Forward and 4 Aft Torpedo Launchers (Payloads Classified)
Additional Weapons Classified