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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.


Oct
13
answered What's real in “The Matrix”?
Sep
21
comment Why do you need 6 points to define a location in 3 dimensional space?
Half of this answer is the same as my comment. The other half - stating that 4 points is enough - simply doesn't give enough resolution: only 82251 possible locations can be constructed from 4 points, as explained in my answer. Also: a destination point doesn't have to be exact. As explained in the Stargate series later, the destination is locked to the stargate which is nearest to the destination point.
Apr
11
revised Which was the first movie with alternate ending?
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Apr
9
revised Would a psychopath create a false positive Voight-Kampff test result?
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Apr
9
suggested approved edit on Would a psychopath create a false positive Voight-Kampff test result?
Feb
26
awarded  Organizer
Feb
26
revised First Hollywood (or at least made in USA) movie where Russian dialog was spoken by Russian speaking actor?
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Feb
1
revised How did they bring Fischer back to life within the 3rd layer of the dream?
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Feb
1
comment How did they bring Fischer back to life within the 3rd layer of the dream?
+1 I agree with the last sentence. Sure, the movie explains a bit about dreaming (e.g. you never know you arrived), but doesn't extend it fully (intentional ?).
Feb
1
answered How did they bring Fischer back to life within the 3rd layer of the dream?
Jan
30
answered How does Mal knows where to find Robert Michael Fischer?
Jan
24
revised In which Indiana Jones movie do the planets align?
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Jan
24
suggested approved edit on In which Indiana Jones movie do the planets align?
Jan
10
comment What caused and ended the time loop in Groundhog Day?
@Andrew Rita falling in love with him itself is not the crucial element; it is evidence and metaphor of the crucial element: Phil becoming completely a 'good person'.
Jan
10
awarded  Quorum
Jan
8
comment What caused and ended the time loop in Groundhog Day?
+1 To me, this is the (kind of obvious) explanation.
Jan
8
comment What caused and ended the time loop in Groundhog Day?
+1 Agree on all points you make. Excellent answer.
Dec
25
revised Why do you need 6 points to define a location in 3 dimensional space?
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Dec
21
comment Why do you need 6 points to define a location in 3 dimensional space?
@ChrisK To give a possible solution for getting more then 3 million options: maybe one of the constellation's properties (like gravity, size, distance...) is involved in the calculation: that would result in infinite resolution.
Dec
21
comment Why do you need 6 points to define a location in 3 dimensional space?
@puk Yes and no. Indeed, the stargate system has to calculate the center somehow, but that applies to Codemwnci's solution too. Of course, the picture is appealing and comprehensible, but those six points will not appear in this orderly fashion and there is (almost) no possibility that those 3 vectors even have a common intersection point. Try it yourself with some pieces of rope: you will see the sixth point has no freedom except in 1 direction from the fifth. Whether the stargate system uses vectors or not (my solution doesn't exclude that option) I don't know. Never invented the thing.