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Music maniac, wanabe musician, Delphi addict.

Delphi is hobby, but quite a serious one I might add. I sincerely like being helpful, and answering questions and come 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, Smooth zooming, Master & slaves, The size independent image badge positioner, TAwImageGrid.

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


Apr
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revised Would a psychopath create a false positive Voight-Kampff test result?
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suggested suggested edit on Would a psychopath create a false positive Voight-Kampff test result?
Feb
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Feb
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revised First Hollywood (or at least made in USA) movie where Russian dialog was spoken by Russian speaking actor?
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Feb
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revised How did they bring Fischer back to life within the 3rd layer of the dream?
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Feb
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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
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answered How did they bring Fischer back to life within the 3rd layer of the dream?
Jan
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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
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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'.
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Jan
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comment What caused and ended the time loop in Groundhog Day?
+1 To me, this is the (kind of obvious) explanation.
Jan
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comment What caused and ended the time loop in Groundhog Day?
+1 Agree on all points you make. Excellent answer.
Dec
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revised Why do you need 6 points to define a location in 3 dimensional space?
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Dec
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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.
Dec
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comment Why do you need 6 points to define a location in 3 dimensional space?
@ChrisK Yes. And then thát would be the plot hole. Note the at least.
Dec
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comment Why do you need 6 points to define a location in 3 dimensional space?
@puk And on that other point: the (Atlantis) series explains that the stargate system automatically calibrates itself to adjust for the traversing of planets, stars and constellations.
Dec
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comment Why do you need 6 points to define a location in 3 dimensional space?
@puk Yeah, I mixed two things up and was too short. What I meant with the cube comment: almost none of the possible combinations of 6 random points in space could form the centers of the six planes of a cube. The cube illustration as used by Codemwnci and Wikipedia at first sight describes the translation to destination rather nicely, at least sufficient to common audience, but it just isn't realistic enough for any scientific use. Those x, y and z axes aren't necessarily perpendicular to each other, nor have the same length.