Bobby

Vienna, Austria

bonsaimind.org

Age: 27

I'm a guy from Austria who just enjoys coding and finding solutions to problems. At the moment I'm primary coding in VB.NET/C# and PHP at the moment, but in my spare time I try to keep my skills up with Java, PHP, Clojure and some other languages..

You know, coding is a little bit like jumping from a rooftop while you think you can fly...it seems like a good idea at that time.

Apr
5
awarded Scholar
Apr
5
accepted How to force a group to choose a leader?
Apr
5
comment Were Geordi's ocular implants in First Contact those he talked about with Dr Pulaski?
As a sidenote, we see in First Contact that his new implants most likely have the same (or even better) functionality. He checks a copper coil pretty similar as he does in the show sometimes (seeming to see things we can't) and can even zoom and see heat signatures (when chasing Cochrane). So we can assume that these implants where superior to the Visor or at least as good. In Insurrection there's a short mentioning of the implants, though it doesn't make it clear if they still cause pain or not.
Apr
5
comment What was the origin of Star Trek's Borg?
@fredsbend: That's true, for some. But we also see that most drones that are disconnected are kinda disoriented, don't really know what to do and sometimes start wandering off because they suddenly have their own mind. And that it takes time for them to recover and get suited to thinking on their own. Though, Seven of Nine is a prime example of a Borg functioning without the collective, the drones she stranded on that planet with are not.
Apr
5
comment 8GB RAM on XP Professional
@user2284570 As far as I know, enabling PAE on a home system is a license violation.
Apr
4
awarded Nice Answer
Mar
31
comment Poke-a-Dot (Provider)
No, what I meant is you're calculating the amount of dots needed for between description and index in the last code block, shouldn't that be wrapped in a helper method?
Mar
31
comment Poke-a-Dot (Provider)
Shouldn't you have some sort of helper method like DotPadding.getPaddedString(String left, String right)? Or is that what the last code block is about?
Mar
31
comment How can Data lose a chess game?
"The ultimate AI. He was built with an ultimate storage capacity of eight hundred quadrillion bits and a total linear computational speed rated at sixty trillion operations per second." Where is this description from? In TNG Data had clear limitations, wasn't even close to perfect and I can remember that his operations per minute were much lower when introduced (due to the fact that shows was in the 90s mostly. Also if I remember correclty, TNG uses Quads, not Bits...but might be wrong on that.
Mar
31
answered Did I properly encapsulate this package?
Mar
26
answered Simple design pattern for authorization in PHP
Mar
24
awarded Autobiographer
Mar
20
accepted Daemonize a process under Microsoft Windows
Mar
19
comment What are the Q incapable of doing?
As far as we can see in the series, Qs are omnipotent, but not omnipresent or omniscience. Time passes linear for them (Q mentions to Janeway that "several years have passed" since they last met (minutes ago for us)), see the beings in the wormhole, which did not know the concept of linear time until Sisko explained it to them. That's a very limiting factor on what they can do or not, because that means that they still have to gather experience, learn things and can not reliable predict the outcome of their actions.
Mar
16
awarded Guru
Mar
15
awarded Yearling
Mar
15
awarded Yearling
Mar
12
awarded Nice Question
Mar
10
awarded Student
Mar
10
asked How to force a group to choose a leader?
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