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I think it's spiritual and physical. I feel it's more on humanity or lack thereof, it shows that there is no limits to life, it shows a pattern with life. I think it says a few messages: Free will, its not the fact we have free will its how we use it. The offer of money which seems to be as they say the root of all evil. The desire to want more ...


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This is likely borrowed from a similar scene in the book, which takes place in a slightly different context. I could have been wrong, of course, and at least my credibility would have been hurt. But I had taken that gemology course, and I wanted to demonstrate that I knew something about gems. The stone was just too big -- nobody would have ...


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Yes, and maybe not. For it's intended purpose of keeping the ARV completely shielded from external communications or communicating externally, when you can't control RF emissions, having such a large door without a double-door setup does defeat the purpose. But there is considerations for length of time the door is open, size compared to the rest of the ...


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Teleporting, i.e. apparition, is not harmless and free. It can be quite complex. However, the books reveal this in much more detail than the films. As remarked in The Goblet of Fire: Harry knew Apparating meant disappearing from one place and reappearing almost instantly in an another, but he had never known any Hogwarts student to do it, and ...


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I always thought it was to spare him of her life. Jenny is pretty free-spirited throughout the movie, while Forrest is always more on an even keel. I believe that she felt like her lifestyle would cause him grief or anguish as it had in the past (think "Black Panther party"), and she didn't want him to have to be introduced to that. I'd definitely agree ...


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I've been reading up on Faraday cages in an attempt to answer your question. After rewatching the scene in the episode, I notice that first of all, the exact purpose of the Faraday cage isn't explicitly stated although the obvious conclusion would be to avoid RF detection and protect against electromagnetic pulse. For reference here are a few images of the ...


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It wasn't explained in the show in any way as this is one of the last scenes in the very last episode so far. The most probable explanation is the one from EdChum's comment - this is a message to her family as she wasn't expecting to survive. Personally I think it was addressed especially to her husband due to two reasons: she might have expected him to ...


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I'm shamelessly going to steal some wording from an article that does a great character analysis of Jenny. “Instead of realizing that narrative even exists in the story,” Namtara says, “people just bitch about how Jenny is such a slut, but she won’t even love the only person who cares about her. Jenny always loved Forrest, during the whole fucking ...


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Yes, they turned because they are already infected. Everyone is infected, regardless of being bitten or having an open wound. The belief is that the virus went airborne, meaning it's transmitted via respiratory infection vectors. They breathed in the virus through lung tissue. Why they turned so quick seems to be due to individual biology, maybe immune ...


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Marsellus was just sodomized by two racist rapists. He's traumatized. Butch stopped that and saved him, instead of leaving him there, when he didn't have to. His anger at the time was towards the rapists. Fighting Butch at that moment would distract from payback against the rapists. He had more important things to do. Keep in mind, he didn't forgive Butch ...


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He wasn't actually shot but stabbed by a knife which must have had "walker" blood on it. That's why I think he got infected.


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There are several reasons why pagers are still being used by medical professionals in a hospital setting. I am a nurse working in a hospital setting and although there have been discussions about moving to smartphones, pagers are still the preferred form of communication. Pagers offer several advantages over smartphones: Information must be able to be ...


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They're broke As far as I can tell, the Ghostbusters' primary motivation for hiring Tully is financial. They've been barred from engaging in any "ghostbusting" activities and have apparently faced multiple lawsuits from the City over the intervening few months. Having been forced into entertaining at children's parties to make ends meet, Louis Tully is the ...


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There is a theory that pain can render a polygraph test inconclusive. As detailed in this Live Science article http://www.livescience.com/33512-pass-lie-detector-polygraph.html authors George Maschke and Gino Scalabrini explain in "The Lie Behind the Lie Detector" (AntiPolygraph.org 2005): The polygrapher scores the test by comparing physiological ...


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He won the case, didn't he! Seriously though, there is an arguable reason for hiring him. In the script, before Moranis comments on their mistake: JUDGE: I want to make one thing very clear before we go any further. The law does not recognize the existence of ghosts, and I don't believe in them either, so I don't want to hear a lot of malarkey about ...


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Pager technology has always allowed arbitrary alphanumeric (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, some special characters) messages of various lengths. How they are used depends on the person or company using them. Typically, short medical codes can be used, to indicate a longer or complicated situation, but proper length messages can be sent as well. Pagers can scroll messages ...


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In episode 4 "Admissions," Otto makes reference to Pritchard the elder having a body that was re-coded genetically to a "physically the best version" of his original body. Given Pritchard the younger knew his father as a "standard" man, these changes would likely make Jimmy unrecognizable.


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So they would not be confiscated by the Nazis. In the second world war, the Nazis raided the homes of both the Jewish population in Germany and the the population of citizens from other cities and countries they have invaded. They stole any valuables they could find, including gold and diamonds. This was then used to help fund the Nazi war machine. By ...


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I haven't seen the show, but from what I've been able to ascertain seeing the commercials for it the premise of the show is that the father's consciousness is put into a younger body, but it's not a younger version of his body. Wikipedia seems to agree: The series follows the life of Jimmy Pritchard, a 75-year-old former King County, Washington sheriff ...


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According to this review on IMDB, the Director explained at the launch Q+A that the opening scene depicted the Iranian custom of placing folded banknotes into an alms box before traveling. Farhadi explained it was an alms box that travelers put money in before a trip to ask for a safe trip, and yes, there was some dialog about Elly putting money in ...


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I think only a few of you understand the movie. Same Gold is your Id/Ego. (Sam Gold/Ego sees everything but no one sees Gold.) Most people don't realize there is a difference between themselves and their ego and therefore they are constantly manipulated but their ego (that voice in your head) convincing you that it is you. The con is based on this concept ...


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When Scott realizes that he needs to "shrink between the molecules", he does what Hank warned him about: Scott: You know, I think this regulator is holding me back. Hank: Do not screw with the regulator.           If that regulator is compromised, you would go subatomic. Scott: What does that mean? Hank: It means that you ...


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The Faraday cage would have been more important to protect against inadvertent transmissions that could be detected. Thus, opening the door could be allowable if one took the precaution of first powering down anything that might cause that. Second, the cage doesn't have to be hermetically sealed... I'm not an RF engineer, but openings are allowable if ...


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So far people have surmised that either... A) The Vision's status as an android exploits a loophole in the rules regarding the wielding of Mjolnir, as set by Odin, because The Vision, as an artificial intelligence encased in a android body, isn't actually a person, but a machine. Or, B) that The Vision, being newly created and therefore not yet ...


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I believe yes. They're obviously close in the film and it seems reasonable to assume they discussed this. Whilst there's no direct evidence in the film to confirm this, Mrs. Gump is certainly aware of Forrest's love for her in the novel. From page 9: The problem was that wile Miss French was a nice kind lady, the things that she done to me that night ...


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I believe this scene shows a fallacy which is not uncommon in action movies - the idea that the strength and fortitude will somehow always overcome adversity. Blofeld tells Bond: "When the needle hits the point right here in the brain, you can't recognize no one! You will not remember her because she will be another face on your grave." Now, there ...


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It's not a case of Hank possibly watching Walt, it's more that the launderette was on his radar and known to him as a potential target. If he'd been watching it over any space of time, he'd start to notice who goes there regularly. If that person was someone he knew to have links to drugs, and also was a completely different race from the other employees ...


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The building was supposed to have been being prepped for demolition after both Silva's bomb and the move to the new combined centre. Likely this would have been erected by the demolition crew, to protect them whilst they prepared the explosives, to stop debris falling on them down the central well. I've seen similar on real UK demolition sites, both ...


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Whilst I'm happy to be corrected, I'm going to be boring and say health and safety. From the Health & Safety Executive in the UK: The law says that all demolition, dismantling and structural alteration must be carefully planned and carried out in a way that prevents danger by practitioners with the relevant skills, knowledge and experience. ...


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Jesse makes meth but is not a chemistry genius. I doubt he would be able to pick up chemistry concepts fast if he were to learn them in school or at (legal) work. Jesse might be a meth cooking genius but not a chemistry genius. Saying Jesse is a chemistry genius for that reason is like saying Warren Buffett is a math genius.


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A stretch, but when John walked into the building, didn't the reception guard say that the 30th floor was the only floor with people still? Clay bill was listed on 29th. If I am right, I have no idea how I noticed this...


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Weren't Y wings in use during the clone wars? There was technological advancement. X wings, Tie Fighters and such are superior to clone wars era tech. However, the general feeling of technological advancement in the prequels mirrors that of the Hobbit movies against the original trilogy, and that is a result of bad film making relying on CGI and the ...


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According to this post on greenspun, the film's Illustrated Screenplay featured the following info from James Cameron which strongly suggests that the ending was intentionally left ambiguous. "I get asked about the ending all the time. Is Rose dead or is she dreaming? You decide." For the record, I've not been able to get hold of a copy of the ...


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Most likely the horse was trained and it still felt the weight of the dead body thinking there is still someone on top of it. It is also possible that Glass could have used the rope that tied the two horses together to signal.


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One of the running themes of the show Lost was embodied in the struggle between Jack and Locke... the whole "Man of Science, Man of Faith" struggle. Locke was a believer in the unexplained and that by following signs of faith, good things would come. Jack on the other hand was a skeptic and always demanded for a reason or an explanation behind everything, ...


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From a purely religious standpoint, I asked my Spiritual Advisor this question: If you were married, and your spouse dies of natural causes, and you remarry and then you die, which spouse do you see in Heaven? And can you still be affectionate towards them both, or will that make your other wife jealous? Like, would your Heaven be your other wife's ...


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A few points: 1) The assumption that smashing someone in the head with a baseball bat doesn't destroy the brain doesn't make much sense. That's the whole reason getting smashed in the head with a baseball bat would kill you, is because that impact did enough damage to your brain that it didn't function anymore. The series uses melee weapons to the head as a ...


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TL DR: There are good arguments that he did and didn't know, but I believe he did know for the following reasons: His "Hail Mary" speech to Anthony partly conveyed his feelings of fear His understanding when Anthony was removed from the boat, with a simple, tragic "ah" Mario Puzo, in his novel Godfather Returns (released after the film) suggests he knew. ...


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Kara was Brendan's ex girlfriend and not the nicest person. She is a manipulator, and she and her group generally look to mistreat people. In the film, she convinces Dode to sell the fact he saw Brendan over Emily's body to The Pin. In the film, the money concept is largely glossed over, and it instead looks like it is being done simply because she is ...


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I think there are too many assumptions in your question. Doesn't this mean that her husband is forced to spend eternity watching the woman he'd been married to (probably for decades) making out with a man she knew for less than a week, and of whom he'd never heard? Potentially, yes, if we believe this is some form of heaven and afterlife. But this is no ...


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From the IMDb FAQ: What happens to Rose at the end of the film? Cameron really left that up to the audience to provide their own interpretations. Some people think that the very final scene is only a dream. Others are of the opinion that Rose died safe in her bed, just like Jack said she would and that the final scene is of their souls ...


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If I remember correctly, when the alien had Joe in his arms, he told it something to the effect of that he knew a lot of bad things happened to it, but that it needed to let it go or something to that effect. So when the alien was drawing metal to the ship, it specifically chose the necklace as a way of saying the same thing to Joe.


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TLDR What is the reason for Alexa's reaction? There are a few reasons, including realisation her friends are dead, understanding their "experiment" with the runner has now worked and possibly terror given the attack she has just suffered at the hands of the machines. Long answer Background to Matriculated: In Matriculated, a group of human resistance ...


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Situation-Specific Amnesia is one possible side effect of experiencing a Traumatic Event. It is a defense mechanism of the brain, attempting to protect against PTSD. The same cause of Trevor's Insomnia and OCD like manners (repetitive hand washing). By blocking out the memory, the brain is trying to protect itself from the painful psychological trauma. ...


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This is actually explained in the film. First they find out that he routinely takes the flight Sidney - Los Angeles. Then they cause trouble with his private jet so he has to fly with public transport. And Saito just buys the whole airline for them to have all the freedom to organize being his co-passengers and have flight attendants they can trust: ...


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From the transcript: Xavier: They captured her that day. Tortured her. Experimented on her. In her DNA they discovered the secrets to her powers of transformation. It gave them the key they needed to create weapons that could adapt to any mutant power and the result is the machines that have destroyed so many of our kind were created and it all started ...


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I don't believe it's a mistake, I just don't believe it's as significant a scene as you think. They say goodbye at the end of the party and Dan goes to leave. He kisses her goodbye and she kisses him in return. There's nothing I can see in the kiss that I consider sexual. I myself have occasionally kissed, or been kissed, at the end of a night by friends ...


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Any competent chemist could probably do it, but there aren't that many in the business There are a few issues with the way the show portrayed the meth synthesis. One is that pure meth isn't blue nor do any of the routes used by White and Pinkman pharmaceuticals create blue impurities. So the colour is merely a plot device to highlight the fact that their ...


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To answer this, we need to look at how accurate Breaking Bad's depiction of cooking actually is. The show relied on Donna Nelson, a Professor Chemistry at the University of Oklahoma. She was the science advisor and gave input to the show's creators. She told NPR: You know, there are multiple ways to make meth. And so although his scenes are very ...


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It's pointed out in one of the episodes that Walt is a particularly skilled chemist with a specialization in X-ray crystallography. This means that whilst being very knowledgeable about chemistry in general, his specific area of study focused exactly on what would help him to make particularly pure crystal meth. The fact that it was blue was simply a side ...



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