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I am an Assistant Professor of Biology at Longwood University. My main interests are how biodiversity affects ecosystem function in aquatic sediments. You can find out more about what my lab is doing here: http://longwood.edu/staff/fortinok


Dec
29
comment Why did Jack Reacher ask Sandy to write down the address when it is made clear he has a photographic memory?
@Larme perhaps I used the term wrong but your hypothesis is not consistent with the way it is presented in the movie. He makes a specific point of saying that he doesn't need to write down the quarry address to remember it when it is spoken to him.
Dec
29
asked Why did Jack Reacher ask Sandy to write down the address when it is made clear he has a photographic memory?
Oct
9
comment To what extent are child actors exposed to the violent aspects of the movie they perform in?
Just to support this answer, I once visited the filming of one of he Hellraiser movies and seeing the monsters running around was really silly. Without the post-production atmospheric effects and with all the production equipment it just looked ridiculous.
Sep
3
revised How would the WOPR super computer (“Joshua”) in War Games compare with modern computers?
added 7 characters in body; edited title
Sep
3
asked How would the WOPR super computer (“Joshua”) in War Games compare with modern computers?
Aug
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
26
comment What was the reason for Javert's decision?
@Thomas I agree, but some of the earlier parts of the song are a bit more defiant. I tried to id the point where he seems resigned to his fate.
Aug
26
answered What was the reason for Javert's decision?
Jun
27
asked Is Jean Valjean lying when he tells Javert that he will turn himself in after 3 days?
May
16
awarded  Yearling
Mar
27
comment Why do TV comedy programs have laugh tracks?
I can't find an example right now but you can clearly see this effect when a laugh track is added to a serious scene. Even if you know the scene is serious and that the laugh track is inappropriate it is virtually impossible to ignore the change in tone.
Dec
20
comment What does 'How you doing?' by Joey mean?
@Alenanno definitely true. I don't know how much this actually happened but mobsters were reputed to carry their tommy guns in a violin case.
Dec
20
comment What does 'How you doing?' by Joey mean?
@Alenanno I grew up in NJ and I always associated that phrase (or similar variants) with just the stereotypical NY/NJ male not just mobsters. Now if you say it while wearing a fedora and carrying a violin case, that's another story...
Dec
20
comment What does 'How you doing?' by Joey mean?
I would say that the phrase is simply a stereotype of NY and NJ machismo culture (of which mobsters were a part).
Jun
21
awarded  Editor
Jun
21
revised Why did the monkey remain undead in Pirates of the Carribbean?
fixed typo in title money -> monkey
Jun
21
suggested suggested edit on Why did the monkey remain undead in Pirates of the Carribbean?
May
29
awarded  Supporter
May
16
awarded  Teacher
May
16
awarded  Student