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I am a .NET C# developer, I started out as a mainframe COBOL programmer back in 1987. Transitioned to VB6 in 2000, .NET when Visual Studio 1.0 was in Beta2. Now working in ASP.NET, Windows Phone 7.

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Jan
22
revised Calculate latitude and longitude based on date and sun
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Jan
22
revised Calculate latitude and longitude based on date and sun
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Jan
22
revised Calculate latitude and longitude based on date and sun
adding more detail
Jan
22
comment Is the light we see from stars extremely old?
Yes, @StanLiou, this is a quirk, but as you say, at least a bit interesting. As to "same" vs "different" photons, well, there are a lot of mysteries in the universe, and this is one of them.
Jan
22
answered Is the light we see from stars extremely old?
Jan
22
answered Calculate latitude and longitude based on date and sun
Jan
21
awarded  Quorum
Jan
17
awarded  Organizer
Jan
17
revised What happens to the energy from a GRB?
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Jan
17
revised Are Gamma Ray Bursts of galactic or extragalactic origin?
Syntax improvement in title
Jan
17
revised What happens to the energy from a GRB?
GRB != RGB
Jan
17
suggested suggested edit on What happens to the energy from a GRB?
Jan
17
suggested suggested edit on Are Gamma Ray Bursts of galactic or extragalactic origin?
Jan
17
suggested suggested edit on What happens to the energy from a GRB?
Jan
16
asked How Far Are We From the Edge of the Universe?
Jan
15
comment By putting a mirror in space, would we be able to see into the past?
@called2voyage that's a nice idea, but we'd have to wait 4.5 billion years for the first images to reach us. To be receiving images now from our beginning the mirror would need to be half the age of the earth in light-years. In other words, 2.25 billion light-years away. It's a two-way trip, after all.
Jan
15
comment By putting a mirror in space, would we be able to see into the past?
Of course it would work, @ilarsona. It would be prohibitively expensive, though. And a mirror for one direction would block the view to the other.
Jan
14
answered By putting a mirror in space, would we be able to see into the past?
Jan
14
revised Pictures of large galaxies
correct syntax
Jan
14
comment Pictures of large galaxies
Neither am I, @astromax, with the exception of supernovae that might occur there, but in any case, if we could resolve any individual stars, that would be the situation.