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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
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.
Jan
2
comment Transformers 3 Computer Graphics Production
By a simple calculation this means that at that time the ILM render farm consisted of at least 8300 CPUs. In comparison: the Pixar render farm had 12,500 CPUs in 2011.
Jan
2
comment What are the origins of the name 'Malekith'?
I'd actually go with "mal = bad, evil", e.g. malign, malevolent, malice, malfunction... and of course the famous Disney character Maleficent, the "Mistress of all Evil".
Jan
2
comment How can the Holmes brothers be wrong?
Another explanation could be that he doesn't want to admit the HE is a fan of Sherlock Holmes, which is why he says "My girlfriend is a big fan of yours."
Jan
1
comment Why are the Aunts' surnames in Pushing Daisies 'Charles'?
I'd have to check to be sure, but I think this was explained in the episode where they solve a murder in the nunnery. - When Lily and Vivian were in their twenties(?) their mother married Charles Charles' father, thus they adopted the surname "Charles". - Yes, this means Charles had a love affair with both his stepsisters.
Jan
1
revised What was going on between Bilbo and Thorin on that ledge?
fixed typo
Jan
1
answered What was going on between Bilbo and Thorin on that ledge?
Dec
31
comment What was going on between Bilbo and Thorin on that ledge?
Moments before the scene you refer to Balin says to Thorin: "A sickness lies upon that treasure. A sickness which drove your grandfather mad." - And to quote the old Bilbo from the first Hobbit movie: "Thrór's love of gold had grown too fierce and sickness had begun to grow within him. It was a sickness of the mind."
Dec
30
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
29
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
27
awarded  identify-this-movie
Dec
26
comment Is Amy right about Indiana Jones being irrelevant to the outcome?
Well, Amy does specify what she means by "story" (see the quotes in the OP). - Of course, one can sidestep the question by saying "that isn't the "true" story."
Dec
26
accepted Is Amy right about Indiana Jones being irrelevant to the outcome?
Dec
26
comment Is Amy right about Indiana Jones being irrelevant to the outcome?
I like this answer, although one could argue that since the scene wasn't in the movie it doesn't count. - But it makes me wonder whether Belloq/the Nazis would have heeded the warning. Their motivation was different from Indy's.
Dec
26
answered Cage fight where one fighter tells the other not to hit him in the face
Dec
24
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
24
awarded  Good Answer