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Music maniac, wanabe musician, Delphi addict.

Delphi is just hobby, but quite a serious one. I sincerely like being helpful. Answering questions and coming up with solutions are also a kind of nice training for me.

Some of my special interests are: graphics / drawing, component building, and VCL knowledge.

Answers I am most proud of: Key sorting, Intersection and duplicates of arrays, Smooth zooming, Master & slaves, The size independent image badge positioner, TAwImageGrid.

And it baffles me I keep getting upvotes on this simple answer.


Nov
11
comment How did Murph know about Edmunds?
That's an answer on how we - the audience - know that Edmonds was dead. But the question is how Brand knows.
Nov
11
comment How did the watch do what it did?
Grown up Murph takes the watch with her to NASA. There she spends (presumably) several days registering the needle's signals and writing down the morse code. All this time was Cooper moving his hand?
Nov
10
awarded  Explainer
Nov
9
revised How did the watch do what it did?
edited title
Nov
9
answered How did Murph know about Edmunds?
Nov
9
revised How did Murph know about Edmunds?
edited body
Nov
9
asked How did the watch do what it did?
Nov
8
comment How did Murph figure it out?
Were it not the fallen books from the shelf that gave the clue with their first letters?
Jul
27
comment Why did Yusuf need to go into the field?
+1 though in this case one might reason that they could have taken Yusuf even deeper with them but which wasn't necessary anymore, because of the changed schedule due to Fischer's subconscious guardians: from that moment the team employed kicks - instead of a set duration - to get up out of a level.
Jul
27
comment Why does Cobb wake up in the water?
Yes, I hadn't interpreted his weary appearance and dull and glass-eyed gaze for evidence of a long search for Saito.
Jul
27
comment Why does Cobb wake up in the water?
+1 And accepted. I completely missed the point from your third paragraph.
Jul
27
accepted Why does Cobb wake up in the water?
Jul
27
answered Why does Cobb wake up in the water?
Jul
27
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
14
answered Why does the prime minister “redistribute” Natalie?
Jul
8
comment Why do you need 6 points to define a location in 3 dimensional space?
most nearby stargate, using the apparent intersection of the three vectors. 9) Finally, you let go the earthlike 3D coordinate system yourself in stating that you don't need an agreed center nor axes. Well... ok, but then you state that having 9,139 possible triangles should make this work. Hmm, maybe the galaxy holds less stargates, but it certainly holds more possible locations for them. This concludes in that there will be locations where stargates wouldn't function because other stargates are more nearby. 3 out of 39 simply isn't enough, period. -1
Jul
8
comment Why do you need 6 points to define a location in 3 dimensional space?
in using vectors as opposed to points is already pretty well explained by Codemwnci: This (using points) is impractical however, because of the level of precision needed in something as massive as space would require a huge number for each axis...this would be impossible for a symbolic representation. If however you use objects as reference points, then you need far less precision, as you can use intersection to give you the precision, as shown in the diagram. Furthermore, the three vectors don't have to intersect: the stargate system calls the
Jul
8
comment Why do you need 6 points to define a location in 3 dimensional space?
assuming a 3D system: when distributed evenly along the three axes, each axis would only have 13 possible coordinates. 6-8) I agree that the movie's/Hollywood's own explanation doesn't satisfy logical geometry completely (because those six constellations will not appear in this orderly fashion within space and there is (almost) no possibility that those 3 vectors even have a common intersection point), but I am quite sure the creators' intention were the cube to be appealing and comprehensible to common audience and that it had less to do with complying to math. However, the finesse/advantage
Jul
8
comment Why do you need 6 points to define a location in 3 dimensional space?
which possibly could be like our 3D system, but we simply don't know. 4) as long as you have enough reference points to choose from. That's exactly right! Your car has certainly more than 39 references to depict a location for the coffee cup while it has much fewer locations to hold the cup than the galaxy to hold a stargate. 5) With 3 symbols out of 39 symbols you can generate 9,139 different combinations, thus max. 9,139 possible locations. That's quite a lot fewer than the 3 million that you grant enough accuracy yourself. Otherwise said,
Jul
8
comment Why do you need 6 points to define a location in 3 dimensional space?
Wow, almost a year has passed since I read this new answer for the first time. You seem to have taken great effort in argumentation against the other answers and in favor of yours. I'd like to refute parts of your answer, per paragraph. 1) In earthlike 3D space, not only three coordinates are needed, but also the definition of its axes which determine origin and direction. You assume the stargate system has that knowledge. 2-4) You seem to relate the question to earthlike conditions while the stargate system may even not be aware of axes. It certainly has its own coordinate system,