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"To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.."
(Elbert Hubbard)


I studied Physics at the University of Vienna, but I'm interested in all natural sciences.

Since I don't believe in life after death I try to explore and learn as much as I can about this world.


Jan
30
answered Is the Blacklist a serial TV show?
Jan
30
comment Who is this actor? Talks out of the right side of his face
I wouldn't call Richard Kind short-ish. I remember that on Spin City only Barry Bostwick was taller than him.
Jan
30
answered hong-kong action movie from 70s or 80s with a heist and a crossbow
Jan
24
awarded  Famous Question
Jan
21
comment Way to find out about Movie/TV Budgets?
Have you heard of The Numbers?
Jan
21
answered Searching for a specific sci-fi movie, vague informations
Jan
18
comment How did Mary get access to Magnussen's apartment?
Not spoon-feeding the audience everything is actually something I appreciate. As long as we are given all the necessary clues to figure it out ourselves. - It's like with the "Fall" explanation. It's not about being dissapointed, because that's subjective, it's about being logically sound. This is a Sherlock Holmes story after all.
Jan
18
comment Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?
@JohnSmithOptional - I wouldn't call it an outburst of emotion. It had a purpose. - With "cold" I mean that he is not only in control of his emotions, but he also doesn't seem like the type who cares much about other people, e.g. if one of his victims would plead for mercy he probably wouldn't grant it.
Jan
17
comment Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?
Personal thoughts: (1) The last sentence seems a bit odd, given that Mary did try to shoot him. Did he just forget that incident? - (2) And if he generally can't imagine poeple having the audacity to to kill him, why does he have Sherlock and John frisked the first time they meet?
Jan
17
revised Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?
personal thoughts fit better as a comment
Jan
17
comment How did Mary get access to Magnussen's apartment?
If she just broke in, what was the point of befriending Janine? Just to get his schedule? - But wasn't he supposed to be out for dinner that evening? Isn't that why Sherlock chose that time to break in (he wanted to steal the letters).
Jan
17
answered How did Mary get access to Magnussen's apartment?
Jan
17
answered Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?
Jan
17
comment Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?
@JohnSmithOptional - To me that appeared to be showing off his dominance, like urinating in the fireplace.
Jan
16
comment Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?
I actually expected John to be the one who shoots Magnussen. As you say, John has already killed once to save a friend's live, and afterwards he assured Sherlock that he wouldn't lose any sleep over it because the cabbie "wasn't a very nice man". - Surely John would also be willing to kill the not very nice Magnussen to keep Mary (and his unborn child) save.
Jan
16
comment Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?
... I found it strange that Magnussen didn't retaliate against Mary. Why doesn't he feel the need to get back at her? My guess is that he isn't someone who lets his emotions control him. He swallowed his anger and pride and focused on the bigger picture.
Jan
16
comment Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?
As arrogant as Magnussen is, he is also depicted as cold and calculating. We never see him have an emotional outburst. He never lets his emotions get the better of him. The only exception is when Mary has a gun to his head. - One would assume that after that near-death experience he would be more careful, especially when inviting Mary's two closest allies to his home...
Jan
15
comment Why did Magnussen need to pressure so many people to get to Mycroft?
@JohnSmithOptional - John had two pressure points listed: Mary and his sister Harry. Magnussen could threaten both, but seemed content with Mary. - In the last series finale Moriarty threatened to kill Sherlock's "only three friends": John, Mrs. Hudson and Lestrade. But Magnussen uses only John. I guess because he thinks that's enough. - I'd say he threatens as many people as he needs, not as many as possible.
Jan
14
comment Why did Magnussen need to pressure so many people to get to Mycroft?
I am wondering how pressuring the pressure point of a pressure point would work in practice. If Magnussen wanted Mycroft to do something, would he threaten Mycroft or Mary? Would Mycroft really be willing to trade state secrets for Mary's life? He didn't even care enough for her to attend her and John's wedding.
Jan
14
comment Why did Magnussen need to pressure so many people to get to Mycroft?
I don't think Magnussen built that "chain" deliberately, because it can potentially go on forever. Why not also include Mrs. Hudson, or mother and father Holmes? They will probably have friends they care about too, and those friends will have friends ...