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answered Why does the prime minister “redistribute” Natalie?
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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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,
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revised On two occasions, the main character opens a capsule hatch and the hatch blows open violently
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revised On two occasions, the main character opens a capsule hatch and the hatch blows open violently
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revised On two occasions, the main character opens a capsule hatch and the hatch blows open violently
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comment On two occasions, the main character opens a capsule hatch and the hatch blows open violently
The hinged door may have explosive bolts, but they do not explode. The door just swings open, although real hard. Remember that she closes the doors afterwards. The question is about the situation with an astronaut on the outside, while you answer for a situation with an astronaut on the inside.
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comment What causes the tension in the strap between Dr. Ryan and Matt?
+1 This is the right answer. Stone was slowed down by the friction of the slipping line in the wreckage. Kowalski obviously had more velocity, which caused an acceleration on Stone. As long as these two (opposite) accelerations exist (that is: as long as the line was slipping), the strap between them is taut.
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revised On two occasions, the main character opens a capsule hatch and the hatch blows open violently
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comment On two occasions, the main character opens a capsule hatch and the hatch blows open violently
The question isn't about explosive hatches, but about hinged hatches.
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answered On two occasions, the main character opens a capsule hatch and the hatch blows open violently
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comment Man searching for his girlfriend and partner in crime with the help of another girl
How did you find it?
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revised What's the military purpose of the “my rifle, my gun” drill in Full Metal Jacket?
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answered When does a drone do a laser scan?