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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
13
comment Does Magnussen have no electronic assistance to remember the facts he needs for blackmail?
The text Magnussen sees does have a slight bend, like it's displayed on a curved surface. - But later, when Sherlock takes the glasses to inspect them, and we see Magnussen continue "texting", the text is not bend anymore.
Jan
13
comment How did Mary get access to Magnussen's apartment?
If it was just a storytelling technique to give the "Mary reveal" more gravitas, then I see no reason why it wasn't explained later, when Sherlock, John and Mary sit down to talk. Instead, Sherlock just says "... then you left the way you came." - Due to my frustration about the flaws/inconsistencies of the "Lazarus" explanation I wouldn't be surprised if the writers don't actually have a sound explanation for this either.
Jan
13
comment Is there a third Holmes sibling?
I hope he doesn't mean Moriarty... no, wait, Mother Holmes is a mathematician, that must be a hint that SHE is the real Moriarty... no, they wouldn't that...
Jan
12
comment Why does the director's name always show up in the end of the credits?
@Paulster2 - A possessory credit isn't only for directors. - Stephen King sued the makers of "The Lawnmower Man" because they gave him possessory credit against his objection (he had nothing to do with the film and didn't want to be connected with it in any way).
Jan
12
comment Why does the director's name always show up in the end of the credits?
Directors can negotiate a Possessory Credit, which is shown at the beginning, e.g. "A Steven Spielberg film"
Jan
12
awarded  analysis
Jan
11
comment Is the introduction of Snake Eyes a reference to Rope?
P.S.: As Brian De Palma mentions in the interview, his Bonfire of the Vanities also starts with a long shot.
Jan
11
answered Is the introduction of Snake Eyes a reference to Rope?
Jan
7
comment Will PBS air full-length episodes of Sherlock Series 3 in the US?
According to producer (and Steven Moffat's wife) Sue Vertue 8 minutes per episode were cut in series 2: We had to cut eight minutes. The PBS episodes have to be 82 minutes because of sponsors announcements.
Jan
7
comment Why does the TET want the water on earth when there is plenty of other water in the solar system?
According to director Jospeh Kosinski the TET was actually after Deuterium (heavy hydrogen). - FYI, our two nearest neighbors Mars and Venus both have a higher deuterium-to-hydrogen ratio than water on earth.
Jan
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
5
comment Reasonable metric for “popularity” in movies
What complicates things is that "bad" movies can be popular too (often they are popular because they are bad). And highly rated movies can be "connoisseur" movies, which aren't necessarily "popular".
Jan
4
comment Reasonable metric for “popularity” in movies
The problem with using 'Box Office' is that there are a lot of confounding factors, e.g. movie X can have a higher box office than movie Y, even though it sold less tickets (ticket prices change over the years), also in the 1950s there were less theaters/screens and less population, but on the other hand those movies didn't have to compete with DVDs and the internet,... so a direct box office comparison of movies that are many years apart doesn't really work (correcting only for 'inflation' just isn't enough).
Jan
4
comment Where was director Tommy Wiseau born and/or raised?
Are you asking for biographical data? Or are you asking how this hack/weirdo came up with $6 million? The wording makes this kinda sound like a rant.
Jan
4
comment Why is John Carter considered a flop?
@MeatTrademark - Not too long ago the three largest theater chains in the US refused to sell 'Iron Man3' tickets because Disney was asking for 60-65% of the ticket revenue (which would mean only 35-40% for the theaters). - Another source: How much money does a movie need to make to be profitable?
Jan
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
3
comment Why is John Carter considered a flop?
People often forget that theaters get a cut of the box office money. After all it does cost money to run a theater, and they obviously want to make a profit too. - Usually the theaters get about 50 percent of the ticket revenue.
Jan
3
answered What was Sherlock about to remark about Molly's boyfriend?
Jan
3
comment How can the Holmes brothers be wrong?
Sherlock actually said "isolated", not "single", and Mycroft questioned that deduction. Which, by the way, seemed to be what Sherlock wanted. - Moments earlier Mycroft basically says that he feels no need to have friends because no one is like him (on an intellectual level). Then, through the deduction game, Sherlock gets Mycroft to say that being different doesn't necessarily mean that one has to be isolated.