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  • C++ software engineer.
    • Medieval combat instructor (steel combat).
    • Sword and shield tournament fighter (SCA).
    • RPG fan (mainly horror games).
    • I also like training (try to get in two training sessions every weekday).

Also, most importantly, father of two!


Apr
25
comment Can the police lie to make a suspect confess?
Yeah, that makes sense. I can imagine if I were being interrogated and they asked me to explain how they found my finger prints at a crime scene I would respond with "no idea, I've never been there" rather than something like "okay, I lied I was there earlier but I did not do the crime" but if my son's life was in the balance I would say pretty much anything.
Apr
24
comment Can the police lie to make a suspect confess?
But every question about movie and tv realism is by definition about realism of content. I don't see why this is any more off topic than other realism questions or question about historical accuracy etc.
Apr
24
accepted Can the police lie to make a suspect confess?
Apr
24
comment Can the police lie to make a suspect confess?
Ah, so the idea is realistic enough to not actually be 'wrong' as such. Fascinating, I did not realise. Thanks for the links, too. No legal advice required, merely idle curiosity (and background info for an RPG game)
Apr
24
comment Can the police lie to make a suspect confess?
@Keen, I am querying the realism of the scene - is it any more off topic than any other question about TV realism?
Apr
24
asked Can the police lie to make a suspect confess?
Apr
12
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
9
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
9
answered 80's magic/evil/walkman movie
Apr
8
comment 80's magic/evil/walkman movie
I can remember the trailer. This scene is in it. I have added some extra scenes, I cannot quite remember the film though :-(
Apr
8
revised 80's magic/evil/walkman movie
Added some more information
Apr
4
comment Identify A Movie About A Home Invasion
Was it released in the cinema? Can you remember any scenes? Any lines of dialog that might help? Character's accents? Was it set in the US? I assume it was in English?
Apr
2
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
2
comment Was any of 'The Hunt for Red October' necessary?
@AndrewMartin, you do have a point in that it gave an awesome movie! Tense battle scenes (even without backflips), interesting and plausible characters, clever plot, superb atmosphere etc.
Apr
1
comment Was any of 'The Hunt for Red October' necessary?
I was talking purely about the film, though. The first submarine that they attempted to get passed using their new drive spotted them and deduced how to modify sonars to track it. They managed to silently creep passed a grand total of 0 subs without being spotted.
Apr
1
comment Was any of 'The Hunt for Red October' necessary?
I can imagine point 1 but I do not think it is that much of a big deal - it probably would give them a technical boost. Point 2 is not the case in terms of the Dallas tracking the Red October, it was just on patrol and happened to detect it.
Apr
1
comment Was any of 'The Hunt for Red October' necessary?
Thanks :-) My problem with this is still does not give a scale of whether Jones was significantly better than any other sonarman (is this just a flash of inspiration? Could other sonarmen also do this given the chance?). Even if he was then the caterpillar drive is still not particularly useful, any attempt to use it would rely on there not being a good sonar operator in the area. If ever a good sonar operator picked it up just once then the entire NATO navy could be notified of how to listen for it and thus rendering it utterly ineffective.
Apr
1
comment Was any of 'The Hunt for Red October' necessary?
I recall that (albeit vaguely!) from the book but are there any references in the film to him being better than any other sonar operator?
Apr
1
answered Why hasn't the Walking Dead left rural Georgia?