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From: selsek
Subject: Very BIG problem
Date: 10 Mar 2005 10:56:14
Message: <Xns961576DDF3581selsekfreefr@203.29.75.35>
I participated to POVCOMP. I won a prize.
I have to submit the source, and a big sized image.
I got some problem with my main computer's bios. The latest version of the 
source, and the mesh might be definately lost.
My second computer is a 350mhz without enough memory to render it.

I could upload the files i have, but they may not be up to date (especially  
the mesh, the remaining file are up to date and free to use on the povcomp 
website http://povcomp.com/entries/102.php)).

The partial rendering of the main character has been rendered in  +w3700 
+h2775 (see narcissism2.ini in the source provided with my entry 

So, is a 3700x2775 redering will be enough? If yes, can someone render the 
scene without the mesh then paste the partial rendering into it?

I wanted to provide some modifications to fit the comments. Seems like i 
won't. :(

selsek
From: Gilles Tran
Subject: Re: Very BIG problem
Date: 10 Mar 2005 17:17:01
Message: <4230810d@news.povray.org>
"selsek" <sel### [at] despammedcom> a écrit dans le message de
news:Xns961576DDF3581selsekfreefr@203.29.75.35...

> I wanted to provide some modifications to fit the comments. Seems like i
> won't. :(

Too bad :(
I just launched the render at 3700x2775, btw.

G.
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From: stephen parkinson
Subject: Re: Very BIG problem
Date: 10 Mar 2005 21:22:09
Message: <4230ba81$1@news.povray.org>
selsek wrote:
> I participated to POVCOMP. I won a prize.
> I have to submit the source, and a big sized image.
> I got some problem with my main computer's bios. The latest version of the 
> source, and the mesh might be definately lost.
> My second computer is a 350mhz without enough memory to render it.
> 
> I could upload the files i have, but they may not be up to date (especially  
> the mesh, the remaining file are up to date and free to use on the povcomp 
> website http://povcomp.com/entries/102.php)).
> 
> The partial rendering of the main character has been rendered in  +w3700 
> +h2775 (see narcissism2.ini in the source provided with my entry 
> 
> So, is a 3700x2775 redering will be enough? If yes, can someone render the 
> scene without the mesh then paste the partial rendering into it?
> 
> I wanted to provide some modifications to fit the comments. Seems like i 
> won't. :(
> 
> selsek

freeze and don't panic

loss of the bios does not affect the hard disk contents

the sources of your entry should be safe

stephen
From: Eli
Subject: Re: Very BIG problem
Date: 11 Mar 2005 01:29:37
Message: <4230f481$1@news.povray.org>
Except if you smashed the computer with a shovel, pierced the harddrive with 
a gun, applied a neodymium magnet and put the remains in a baking oven of 
course......
From: selsek
Subject: Re: Very BIG problem
Date: 11 Mar 2005 12:03:36
Message: <Xns961686214E2B0selsekfreefr@203.29.75.35>
> freeze and don't panic
> loss of the bios does not affect the hard disk contents
> the sources of your entry should be safe

I know, but it's a laptop (2'1/2 drive). And i only have 3'1/2 drives on 
standard computers.
If i open it, and extract the HD, the warranty may be broken. If i send it 
to the dealer, they might change everything...
But if i ever take back these data, may i upload the final image & source 
later? How much later?

selsek
From: selsek
Subject: Re: Very BIG problem
Date: 11 Mar 2005 12:05:46
Message: <Xns9616867F4D3F7selsekfreefr@203.29.75.35>
> Too bad :(
> I just launched the render at 3700x2775, btw.

Many thanks, Gilles.
You may try to render the source with may-be-updated mesh i uploaded to the 
ftp server (not public_source).

selsek
From: John D  Gwinner
Subject: Re: Very BIG problem
Date: 11 Mar 2005 14:26:17
Message: <4231aa89$1@news.povray.org>
"selsek" <sel### [at] despammedcom> wrote in message 
news:Xns961686214E2B0selsekfreefr@203.29.75.35...
> I know, but it's a laptop (2'1/2 drive). And i only have 3'1/2 drives on
> standard computers.
> If i open it, and extract the HD, the warranty may be broken. If i send it
> to the dealer, they might change everything...


Most laptops have user removable hard drives; Dell's even now ship 
replacement drives under warranty direct to our consultants who swap out the 
drive themselves.

I've purchased 2 1/2" to regular desktop IDE adapters that work like a champ 
to hook up laptop drives to desktop PC's.  You'd just remove the hard drive, 
plug in the adapter, and plug into a desktop spare IDE connector.

Dell replaceable hard drives used to come with a PCMCIA card that had a 
laptop sized hard drive adapter cable so you could hook up your hard drive 
to another laptop.

There's always options.

       == John ==
From: Gilles Tran
Subject: Re: Very BIG problem
Date: 11 Mar 2005 18:40:48
Message: <4231e630@news.povray.org>
"selsek" <sel### [at] despammedcom> a écrit dans le message de
news:Xns9616867F4D3F7selsekfreefr@203.29.75.35...
> > Too bad :(
> > I just launched the render at 3700x2775, btw.
>
> Many thanks, Gilles.
> You may try to render the source with may-be-updated mesh i uploaded to
the
> ftp server (not public_source).

Hmm, what FTP server?
The render is 40% done now, so I'll leave it on for the week-end. I'll add
the character on Monday.
About your laptop, what other people said: unless your HD is fried your data
should be fine. A component of my PC motherboard took fire the other day and
I was able to plug the HD on another machine and resume working in a matter
of minutes.

G.

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From: Stefan Persson
Subject: Re: Very BIG problem
Date: 17 Mar 2005 16:52:12
Message: <4239b5bc@news.povray.org>
Just some thoughts:
If you have data stored on a computer and send it back
to the vendor/service company or whatever, usually you will
have to either tell them (if they are nice..) or have to buy
an "insurance" for not just doing a reset of the system.
This is usually the case if you have bought a Dell / HP or whatever..
they just wipe the system and won't lose a single second of sleep
over it.. UNLESS you have told them to do otherwise..
I'm not saying that this will be or are the case with your computer
but.. beware.. ok?

Just a friendly little note.. :)

Cheers
Stefan

"stephen parkinson" <ste### [at] zmemw16demoncouk> skrev i meddelandet 
news:4230ba81$1@news.povray.org...
> selsek wrote:
>> I participated to POVCOMP. I won a prize.
>> I have to submit the source, and a big sized image.
>> I got some problem with my main computer's bios. The latest version of 
>> the source, and the mesh might be definately lost.
>> My second computer is a 350mhz without enough memory to render it.
>>
>> I could upload the files i have, but they may not be up to date 
>> (especially  the mesh, the remaining file are up to date and free to use 
>> on the povcomp website http://povcomp.com/entries/102.php)).
>>
>> The partial rendering of the main character has been rendered in  +w3700 
>> +h2775 (see narcissism2.ini in the source provided with my entry So, is a 
>> 3700x2775 redering will be enough? If yes, can someone render the scene 
>> without the mesh then paste the partial rendering into it?
>>
>> I wanted to provide some modifications to fit the comments. Seems like i 
>> won't. :(
>>
>> selsek
>
> freeze and don't panic
>
> loss of the bios does not affect the hard disk contents
>
> the sources of your entry should be safe
>
> stephen
>
From: selsek
Subject: Re: Very BIG problem
Date: 18 Mar 2005 08:42:26
Message: <Xns961D650F42AF3selsekfreefr@203.29.75.35>
> Just a friendly little note.. :)

Thanks for the advice.
I'll do it.

selsek

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