Nordschleife under 6 minutes – Alain Prost, McLaren F1 1986 (TV cam)

This is a sub 6 minutes (05:58:xxx) lap around the famous Nordschleife track, @Germany, running Alain Prost’s 1986 McLaren F1 car. Not easy at all! With no driver assists, these cars, real or simulated, are known for their very challenging handling, with sudden bursts of turbo power and an overall mass lighter than modern (2020) F1 cars.

It was so difficult (for me) and enjoyable to race this lap, that I recorded it from multiple cameras: the in-car perspective, the TV capture, a view from the car’s top structure, and a split-screen edit, featuring both the in-car and the TV records.

This is the TV camera video. Check my channel for the other perspectives.

Just enjoy and, if you ever get the chance to try it on rFactor 2 (PC), please do, and share it too!, because, at home, this is the closer one can get to the real thing. No other game approaches this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fe6Q7qaXTo

https://youtu.be/NMWQA3fdxPM – from in-car
https://youtu.be/0Fe6Q7qaXTo – from the TV camera
https://youtu.be/MAZ9iAcKs_0 – from the car’s top
https://youtu.be/RTnVyKRhGIw – split-screen edit

Nordschleife under 6 minutes – Alain Prost, McLaren F1 1986 (split screen)

This is a sub 6 minutes (05:58:xxx) lap around the famous Nordschleife track, @Germany, running Alain Prost’s 1986 McLaren F1 car. Not easy at all! With no driver assists, these cars, real or simulated, are known for their very challenging handling, with sudden bursts of turbo power and an overall mass lighter than modern (2020) F1 cars.

It was so difficult (for me) and enjoyable to race this lap, that I recorded it from multiple cameras: the in-car perspective, the TV capture, a view from the car’s top structure, and a split-screen edit, featuring both the in-car and the TV records.

This is the split-screen edit. Check my channel for the other perspectives.

Just enjoy and, if you ever get the chance to try it on rFactor 2 (PC), please do, and share it too!, because, at home, this is the closer one can get to the real thing. No other game approaches this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTnVyKRhGIw

https://youtu.be/NMWQA3fdxPM – from in-car
https://youtu.be/0Fe6Q7qaXTo – from the TV camera
https://youtu.be/MAZ9iAcKs_0 – from the car’s top
https://youtu.be/RTnVyKRhGIw – split-screen edit

Nordschleife under 6 minutes – Alain Prost, McLaren F1 1986 (in-car)

This is a sub 6 minutes (05:58:xxx) lap around the famous Nordschleife track, @Germany, running Alain Prost’s 1986 McLaren F1 car. Not easy at all! With no driver assists, these cars, real or simulated, are known for their very challenging handling, with sudden bursts of turbo power and an overall mass lighter than modern (2020) F1 cars.

It was so difficult (for me) and enjoyable to race this lap, that I recorded it from multiple cameras: the in-car perspective, the TV capture, a view from the car’s top structure, and a split-screen edit, featuring both the in-car and the TV records.

This is the video from in-car, as I was playing. Check my channel for the other perspectives.

Just enjoy and, if you ever get the chance to try it on rFactor 2 (PC), please do, and share it too!, because, at home, this is the closer one can get to the real thing. No other game approaches this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMWQA3fdxPM

https://youtu.be/NMWQA3fdxPM – from in-car
https://youtu.be/0Fe6Q7qaXTo – from the TV camera
https://youtu.be/MAZ9iAcKs_0 – from the car’s top
https://youtu.be/RTnVyKRhGIw – split-screen edit

Nordschleife in 6 minutes – Alain Prost, McLaren F1 1986 (from the car’s top)

This is a sub 6 minutes (05:58:xxx) lap around the famous Nordscleife track, @Germany, running Alain Prost’s 1986 McLaren F1 car. Not easy at all! With no driver assists, these cars, real or simulated, are known for their very challenging handling, with sudden bursts of turbo power and an overall mass lighter than modern (2020) F1 cars.

It was so difficult (for me) and enjoyable to race this lap, that I recorded it from multiple cameras: the in-car perspective, the TV capture, a view from the car’s top structure, and a split-screen edit, featuring both the in-car and the TV records.

This is the video from the car’s top. Check my channel for the other perspectives.

Just enjoy and, if you ever get the chance to try it on rFactor 2 (PC), please do, and share it too!, because, at home, this is the closer one can get to the real thing. No other game approaches this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAZ9iAcKs_0

https://youtu.be/NMWQA3fdxPM – from in-car
https://youtu.be/0Fe6Q7qaXTo – from the TV camera
https://youtu.be/MAZ9iAcKs_0 – from the car’s top
https://youtu.be/RTnVyKRhGIw – split-screen edit

Gergeti Trinity Church, Georgia

Reddit user “https://www.reddit.com/user/JustAMango78/” posted an interesting picture of the “Gergeti Trinity Church”, of which I know nothing.

https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/fqtjip/gergeti_trinity_church_georgia/

Still, the contrast between the building and the background mountains is so intense, that I could not resist searching for the location in Google Earth and then try to do a resembling snapshot.

The images that follow are the best I have achieved. I could not find an angle that would even approach the grandiosity of the original background.

Latitude: 42.662634°
Longitude: 44.620202°


I intensely adore Google Earth Pro (GE), and consider it one of the most empowering pieces of software ever written, if not the absolute leader in the category. With GE you can travel to anywhere in the world and discover that region with a detail that goes beyond what was previously dreamt even in science fiction.

It is a wonderful experience to instantly go to places whose name you do not even have to know, and walk its streets, fly over any of its locations, and get a solid objective notion of the scale and surroundings of whatever captures one’s attention. Thank you, oh thank you modern times for this amazing, awesome tool!

One of the fun activities I do with GE is to snapshot locations, which roughly correspond to “real life” photos I find on the Internet. My academic bots usually harvest pictures on Reddit, and that network is my most common source of photos of places, that I’ll then try to locate in Google Earth.

Sometimes I will not be able to, or I will make mistakes in referring the correct original author(s), so – in advance – I am sorry for the lack of credit, or wrong credit, to the author(s) of the original photo(s). I am continuously trying to learn and improve my software solutions, including the harvesting bots, to properly fetch and embed the correct metadata.

Anyway, these posts labelled "real vs Google Earth" will usually consist of three elements:
– the original photo, found somewhere on the Internet, or of my own authorship;
– a Google Earth Pro snapshot which is a rough perspective of the place;
– a ZIP of a KMZ file containing a “placemark” that you can import into your GE and observe the perspective yourself.

You can download the offline installer for Google Earth Pro here:
https://support.google.com/earth/answer/168344

Enjoy!


gergeti_trinity_church.zip

https://arturmarques.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/gergeti_trinity_church.zip (application/zip)



gergeti_trinity_church_-_georgia_768.jpg
https://arturmarques.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/gergeti_trinity_church_-_georgia_768.jpg (image/jpeg)

gergeti_trinity_church_-_georgia_768.jpg


gergety_triniti_church_google_earth_00_768.jpg
https://arturmarques.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/gergety_triniti_church_google_earth_00_768.jpg (image/jpeg)

gergety_triniti_church_google_earth_00_768.jpg


gergety_triniti_church_google_earth_02_768.jpg
https://arturmarques.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/gergety_triniti_church_google_earth_02_768.jpg (image/jpeg)

gergety_triniti_church_google_earth_02_768.jpg

SOLVED: Windows cannot access its own shares

After an update, one of the “Windows 10” PCs in my network could no longer successfully share its properly configured folders, which were working before the update.

When trying to access paths such as

\\computerName\shareName

the access would fail because of “no permission”.

NET use

commands would cause “System error 1219”.

All machines, including the source machine, were able to list the shared resources at

\\computerName

But no machine, including the source machine (!), were able to browse inside any resource.

Searching for the expression “windows 10 cannot access its own shared folders”, regardless of search engine, gives useless top results. A bad job from all search engines, also seen when one tries to find unbiased product reviews. The results from microsoft.com, spiceworks.com, tenforums.com, etc., are spectacularly bad and incredibly frustrating, with long threads of diagnosing rubbish, all for nothing, with the support effort typically ending in a “did not work” reaction to the scripted suggestions.

In the end, I found that the error was because of “UAC” (“User Access Control”). That feature had been re-enabled by the Windows update. Disabling UAC – a functionality that I find annoying and of doubtful merit – fixed the issue.

Such was the annoyance and the break in productivity, due to an undocumented side effect of a feature causing what it should not cause, that I researched and wrote a PowerShell script to “run everything as administrator”. This solution might require a system restart, but I left the line that does so commented. Just remove the sharp (#) from the line

#shutdown -r -t 0

, if you want the script to restart the computer, instead of doing it yourself, on your own time.

#EnableLUA: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff715520.aspx
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" -Name "EnableLUA" -Value "0" #Default value is 1

#The following is equal to the Security Policy "User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode" = "Elevate without prompting"
#http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc232761.aspx
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" -Name "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" -Value "0" #Default value is 2

#The following is equal to the Security Policy "User Account Control: Allow UIAccess applications to prompt for elevation without using the secure dekstop" = "Enabled"
#http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd835564(v=ws.10).aspx
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System" -Name "EnableUIADesktopToggle" -Value "1" #Default value is 0

#Reboot server
#shutdown -r -t 0

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