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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.


Aug
3
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
18
answered how do they make cats hiss?
Jul
16
comment Did Walter kill Donny in The Big Lebowski?
Isn't the title a spoiler? After all, it reveals that Donny dies!
Jul
16
comment What are light meters needed for in digital movies?
Shooting a scene can sometimes take several days, or even several locations (e.g. Transformers 4 shot in Hong Kong, but also built a "Hong Kong" set in Detroit). Obviously one would want it to have the same "look". Recreating the lighting from the other day/location can be done much easier and faster if you use a light meter.
Jul
14
comment In the movies - Do wire transfers really work?
Maybe one should point out that officially: Swiss banking secrecy is not unlimited. If there are suspicions of criminal activities such as terrorism, organized crime, money laundering or tax fraud, it is lifted – and the authorities are given access to banking information. AND No anonymous accounts exist in Switzerland. The bank is obliged to know the identity of the account holder, and of the actual financial beneficiary if applicable.
Jul
13
comment Is there a name for a dead character (both male and female) that appears more frequently than others in TV / movie scripts?
How would one "proof" this either way? Sure, someone could write an answer that lists a dozen movies that use the same name, but that would neihter proof that it's the most used, nor that it is often used ("a dozen" might seem like a lot, but only until you compare that number to that of all the other movies that use a different name). - Unless there is a Wilhelm scream equivalent at play I don't see how this question can be answered in the current form.
Jul
12
comment Not using the obvious test to proof RoboCop's superiority over pure machines?
I thought the point of a human/machine hybrid was to bypass the Dreyfus Act (which doesn't allow the use of robots in US law enforcement).
Jul
10
comment Why did the Great Gasby (2013) movie erase the hints of Nick Carraway's homosexuality?
Unless you are Noah Berlatsky you should give a shout out to him and his article.
Jul
8
asked Why was the episode “The Mountain of Youth” almost lost?
Jul
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
5
comment How does The Day of the Jackal have a PG rating?
In those days PG meant: Parental guidance suggested – some material may not be suitable for pre-teenagers
Jul
5
comment Does Major Cage Still Have the Reset Ability?
The way I understood it, the Alpha didn't have the ability to reset the day, the Omega did. By getting Alpha blood on him Cage somehow got control of the ability (but it was still the Omega who had the ability). - So I'm wondering: did the Omega initiate a reset with it's dying breath and Cage got thrown back with his memory intact because of the Omega blood. Or did the Omega blood actually transfer the ability (and not just the control over the ability) to Cage. Only in the latter case would he still be able to reset after his death.
Jul
5
comment Why wasn't Cage strapped in for the final raid?
The first time they land on the beach one can see that the soldiers don't actually jump out of the plane, but they drop, while attached to a cable (to break their fall). - What Rita says is: "You are not hooked in.", meaning that Cage was not attached to a cable (which is why he doesn't "drop" like others, but crash lands in the water with the plane).
Jul
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
1
comment What was John Doe's backstory in the eponymous TV series?
I do wonder why he was color blind (although, there were things he could see in color).
Jul
1
answered What was John Doe's backstory in the eponymous TV series?
Jul
1
answered Why is Spider-Man left out of The Avengers?
Jun
28
comment Why did American History X end so unexpectedly?
Does the accepted answer have to satisfy the OP in such a way that he no longer considers the ending "improper"? - As far as I remember the ending was pretty straight forward, there was no ambiguity. - One might consider the ending to be abrupt, but an abrupt ending is nothing bad per se. Whether one likes such an ending, or considers it to be "improper" does seem kinda opinion based.