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General Discussion / Re: This Forum's Stance on AI-Generated Content
« on: July 23, 2023, 09:59:33 PM »
It's weird that LoRAs didn't inherit that habit.
Is it? If (most) TechBros cared about that sort of thing then (most) would not be using and making this sort of thing.

General Discussion / Re: This Forum's Stance on AI-Generated Content
« on: July 23, 2023, 05:05:50 PM »
This has indeed happened already, I have seen them.
Really? Who and how? Is this some Discord stuff that happened off-Forum? Or did I just miss it? I'm curious now, lol. If you just don't want to talk about it because it happened off-Forum, fine, but I didn't think anybody had the equipment, time or boredom required.
Yea is not forum stuff and I would prefer to not stir up that drama. But equipment? It isn't like 32gb of ram and a high end video cards are a rare commodity. Time and boredom? Haha, people are strange my friend.

General Discussion / Re: This Forum's Stance on AI-Generated Content
« on: July 23, 2023, 04:41:27 PM »
So far as I'm aware, this isn't terribly practical or likely to come up, because even building a basic LoRA that might produce "somewhat like" work takes quite a few images to even get within spitting distance. I think most of the people here don't know how hard that actually is. For the record, I've been completely uninterested in trying that; doing Dreambooth training just sounds like work.

But I'm with Alex; if it's done, and it's clearly infringing, they should be gone. I think we're all agreed on this.
This has indeed happened already, I have seen them.

General Discussion / Re: MesoTroniK Donation Drive
« on: April 24, 2023, 11:33:56 AM »
Hello Ær, and thank you so very much. Also, I want to apologize for the overly delayed reply. Truth be told I have not been checking the forums as much as I used to or would like to these days.

Indeed no one deserves to ever have to go through this sort of situation without help, ideally with other trustworthy people and in person. It is too much but this cruel world sometimes leaves one with no choice. I want to thank you, along with everyone else as well, from the bottom of my heart once again, for this community truly is great indeed.

General Discussion / Re: MesoTroniK Donation Drive
« on: March 13, 2023, 01:16:12 PM »
Hello TiberQ! I appreciate all you said but I really don't want to spend too much time replying to it as that specific situation was resolved as said in this thread previously and new things are going on also with this overall situation.

As for some former posts u made, 6k Dollar is way 2mutch.
I would recommend replacing parts (if needed) and patching up the air-conditioner u have.
It really wasn't too much, it was on the lower end of estimates for replacing a roof top packaged air conditioner unit. At least for companies who had good reviews. And repairing it wasn't practical at all.

ll first describe the part where there are no leaks in the system followed later for when there are leaks;
Assuming there are no leaking holes in your system, use a replacement coolant for your system.
To test if u got the right stuff;  tap a little bit out of the system and into a cheap small bowl,
go outside and ad a little new replacement coolant into the bowl.
If no bubbling flashing hissing or whatever happens, they are more than compatible,
and thus u don't need to drain your system and replace it... u can simply add the new ''replacement'' coolant.
Some people would advice against this, but that is why u test whit just a little bit, and also this happens all
the time everywhere, including your car during service or even factory's where there is a lot more than
just heat-exchangers and air-conditioners.
It was leaking coolant very slowly, water was also getting into areas it didn't belong, and several air conditioner outfits I called said they did not have the anachronistic r22 freon on hand. Were they telling the truth? I'll never know.

Ignore commercial talk like; only replace x form brand x, whit x from brand x.
This is litteral commercial talk. This is also the reason some would almost always fall for this salesman's pitch,
out of stupidity or fear... probably both.
Example... GM motors would always advice GM motors ....would it not? This goes for all commercial talks / commercials.
That being sad, dont skip the testing part, there are incompatibility's around, altho for non-industrial stuff most unlikely.
That goes without saying friend. Though I appreciate the sentiment.

U have a 1990's system? here is a link for replacement coolants usually found in your local DIY hardware store:

Sometimes it even says on the bottle for what time''era the replacement coolant is.
In the United States, you cannot get coolants without certifications. And for old style coolants you need a cert to even reclaim it from units being removed to then be repurposed to refurbishing other old ones.

If all this information is 2 mutch ->
The savvy tech guy at your local DIY store should know what u need. Describe the situation and item + (sub)items to be repaired / take alot of pictures
It isn't too much, it just isn't *useful* nor any longer *relevant* information. Though I appreciate the sentiment. I am a handyman myself, so I know a bit about everything and once upon a time did some construction / general contracting / plumbing.

All in all,
This information should set u up to deal whit this yourself, for a lot cheaper,
 and thus, i will consider this my contribution to u ^^
Again I appreciate it, but it no longer matters as the unit was replaced as said previously in this thread. Repairing it would have been a Bad Idea. A unit older than most people in this community (and more than twice the average life span of these things), with discontinued coolant, with a compressor on the fritz, with a slow leak somewhere in the closed loop, fan bearings starting to go bad, and with severe rust on the outer steel casing? Would cost more than half the cost of a new unit to repair. And considering all factors? Just would not be a particularly good idea. Those outfits were truthful in telling me to just replace it, I already knew that really, and is hard to pull one over on me lol.

And yea anyways, new stuff is going on now :(

General Discussion / Re: MesoTroniK Donation Drive
« on: March 08, 2023, 11:30:26 AM »
Have you hit up the UAF mod author? He is currently looking for someone to do payed sound work for his entire mod.
I have worked for them in the past, it isn't something that will happen again.

I had a couple paragraphs of advice written up, but then suddenly the lyrics of a certain song came to mind "Never take advice from someone who hasn't tried", then I deleted it all. I've never been in a ***-tier life situation like you are. Good luck dude, hope you can figure something out to make some big changes for the better.
Unfortunately, those words have quite a bit of truth to them friend. But also thank you for the kind words and well wishing too!

And to everyone else, thank you so very much for the assistance rendered so far! No words I could say ever would be enough for this outpouring of support.

Doing my best.

No it will not.

General Discussion / Re: MesoTroniK Donation Drive
« on: March 04, 2023, 10:52:00 PM »
Hello again everyone, I am doing something I really don't want to do and I wish I had another choice in the matter. But I am asking for help once again, and doing it in a way unlike before... Reaching beyond only the Starsector community due to the severity of the situation being worse than even the height of all prior problems combined as mentioned throughout this thread previously. Lives are unironically at stake, to a degree where I wish things were only "only" as bad as a couple of years ago when this thread was first made.

I have launched a GoFundMe to raise some urgently needed funds, you can see the details here:

Yea, I am asking for a substantial amount of money there but if you read the campaign you will understand why. I am divulging more information than ever before, and it truly hurts to do that but it is what it is. Any help rendered is something I could never possibly thank one enough for. And even if you are unable to donate or do not wish to? Please consider signal boosting it, which is also something that can make a world of difference as well.

Again, thank you all for your help, both past and present. My mother and I truly appreciate it!

Mods / Re: [0.95.1a]Carter's Freetraders - V 0.7 - 09/14/22
« on: September 24, 2022, 08:04:09 PM »
I mean, I can do a pixel by pixel analysis if you want 100% proving the stripes are from my work not your examples but I literally don't really care about the stripes.

I am unsure where I got that center section as I made that ship months ago but it is most likely a left over from the initial non no on my part (since it is the same ship in question) but neither you nor I caught that part of the ship after I re-made it back in April.

I literally haven't looked at this thread for like half a year. I simply got on with my life after you said you would fix the offending bits and took that at face value. And like take your time doing it, is no rush but I would advise probably not keeping other mods in your sprite sheet workspace unless you are really cognizant about what you are bashing form.

Mods / Re: [0.95.1a]Carter's Freetraders - V 0.7 - 09/14/22
« on: September 24, 2022, 05:26:22 PM »
The things from Tiandong Heavy Industries that are bashed into your sprites are not in Spiral Arms, nor have they ever been or ever will... That being said, every instance of "long hazard stripe" is from THI. But whatever, that is an incredibly generic thing and you can keep it. But you could do yourself a favor and paint over them a bit so the imperfections and rust are not obviously tiling where you made them longer (and also obviously from THI).

That ship however took the entire center section from the Nanzhong and is not ok. The bridge and turret mount behind it.

Mods / Re: [0.95.1a]Carter's Freetraders - V 0.7 - 09/14/22
« on: September 24, 2022, 02:19:23 PM »
You are still using my art in your kitbashes. Can you please not?

Mods / Re: [0.9.1a-RC8] Tiandong Heavy Industries v1.2.1a - Updated 11/1/19
« on: September 15, 2022, 11:08:49 PM »
I'm working on it when I can friends, just life ain't making that easy.

General Discussion / Re: MesoTroniK Donation Drive
« on: August 23, 2022, 04:45:28 PM »
I want to extend a truly heartfelt thanks to you FullyAutomaticWafflePress for the good and well researched advice.

Unfortunately we are not eligible for such a thing, I have looked into it (and many other options) before. Even spoke to several social workers who specialize in helping people with these sorts of problems. Everything is fu**** if I am honest and there is nothing that can be done except for what I am doing. Really speaks to how terrible and rigged the welfare system is, where a tiny sliver of Means can affect whether you get help or not, regardless of your cost of living and or overall situation :(


I recently finished this piece for MShadowy, who is the modder behind the Shadowyards Reconstruction Authority mod.

There is also lots more to see on my SoundCloud (and Patreon) which will always be updated but this thread will always be a bit slow for updates. After all, I don't want to make a habit of self bumping this thread but every once in a while can't hurt right?

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