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MSc in Computer Science
Programming languages of choice: C#, Python, Delphi
Regularly working with: Python, C#, C++
Spoken languages: Danish, English, German
Slowly working towards speaking: Japanese
Avatar: Pokémon #018, Pidgeot (shiny palette)
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comment Is sky finite in Minecraft?
@Alex: It's a 64-bit floating point number (AKA double-precision), which is why the limit is 2^52, not 2^64 - double-precision floating point only has 53 bits of precision, so at that value, the "gaps" between adjacent numbers become too big.
Oct
8
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
7
answered Can't turn my smelters on
Oct
2
answered Why would I want to disable my observatory?
Sep
22
comment Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, why do they smile?
I suspect it's just random. Kinda like the random phrases they had in the previous game...
Sep
9
answered How can you recover Assassins Creed progress?
Sep
8
comment What's the point of leveling up in Minecraft?
@jacen.garriss: Notice the question date: this was at the time of Beta 1.8, not the current "Release" 1.8. The version number was reset when the official release happened (and when Beta started, for that matter).
Sep
2
comment What can I do if I damage my 10NES chip to restore my NES system?
Apparently pin 5 isn't connected to anything, so you should be okay.
Aug
24
comment Defining visible area on console game display
Even when the display supports 1:1 pixel mapping, it is not necessarily enabled. In that case, you need to find the appropriate option somewhere in the display menu.
Aug
14
awarded  Announcer
Jul
13
comment Is enabling “Large Address Aware” ability for PC games actually beneficial?
@Coldblackice: The easiest way to see if it's enabled is to use the utility from the TechPowerup thread you linked, which can also toggle it. And yes, if the game goes >2GB (and doesn't misbehave otherwise), then it is benefitting from the flag (also, you would expect a crash in that situation if the flag wasn't enabled).
Jul
10
comment Is enabling “Large Address Aware” ability for PC games actually beneficial?
Even 64-bit Windows won't allocate more than 2GB memory to a 32-bit process if it is not Large Address Aware - not all applications can work correctly if it is enabled, so it is kept off by default. If the program doesn't use any assumptions about pointer addresses, though, it is perfectly safe to enable it (and 32-bit applications only see a change if Windows has been configured to do so.)
Jun
26
answered How can I record 3DS Footage?
Jun
25
comment Do AI cars “cheat”?
@Indrek: It's entirely possible - some games have their rubber band implementations only affect people who are behind, and some of those games only allow CPU players to benefit from it. All rubber band implementations do tend to have limits built in, though, so it's also possible you just didn't do well enough to make use of the effect :P
Jun
25
answered Do AI cars “cheat”?
Jun
25
comment Do AI cars “cheat”?
Sounds like rubberband AI, which - in my experience - is really a very common "feature" in racing games. (In which case, yes, the game is cheating to make sure you actually experience some degree of challenge)
Jun
22
comment How many unique Pokémon formes are there?
@scenia: Still not good enough. When "could it be a different Pokémon"? Are the two Pyroar genders sufficiently dissimilar? What about Snover? What about differences in evolution (Combee, Kirlia)? Without a complete and objective criteria, you can't give an authoritative answer.
Jun
22
comment How many unique Pokémon formes are there?
It's impossible to answer this without some firm way of determining when gender dfferences become "prominent" (does Hippopotas count? Frillish? Unfezant? Combee?).
Jun
21
answered Play secret of mana or zombies ate my neighbors on wii U?