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RE: compile error - gcc or cygwin ?
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: "'beam me up snotty!'" <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 14:21:30 +0100
- Subject: RE: compile error - gcc or cygwin ?
- Reply-to: Talk Amongst Yourselves <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
>From: Corinna Vinschen
>Sent: 11 April 2005 10:37
>> Blimey. I know there's relativity to take into account and all that,
>> but even so, the stardate seems to be a fairly elasticy concept of time.
>> Anyone who didn't know it was all real might think they had just been
>> making up numbers at the start of each episode with little regard for
>> internal consistency!
> AFAIK, there wasn't any consistency of star dates in TOS at all,
> It was just a funny idea to communicate "hey, that's future".
Ah, you must come under the category of "Anyone who doesn't know it was
> Btw., sometimes I'm wondering about the sophisticated mathematics
> in the future, which is able to express space coordinates using
> a two-dimensional system (as in "space coordinates 246.3 by 872.5",
> used in VOY, for instance). I guess that's because space in TV
> must match the two-dimensional structure of the TV screen...
Oh, those are 3d polar co-ordinates specifying a bearing. It's a
perfectly good way of specifying a direction when you want to flee from the
[*] Actually, it's a pretty damn bad way of specifying a direction when you
want to flee from the klingons. But only because there's a cloaked romulan
ship waiting in that direction.
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....