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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.


Jun
9
comment How is it possible that Magnussen can blackmail so many people without actual evidence?
There is a related question. There are hints that Magnussen actually does keep physical evidence.
Jun
9
comment Why does Bill Cage wake up in the helicopter?
I thought so as well, but why does Cage killing an Alpha create a "spawnpoint", whereas a Mimic (or Rita) killing Cage does not? - Did Cage actually lose the abilitly when he got the blood transfusion? Because that in turn would mean that the Omega had regained the ability, which begs the question, why didn't the Omega reset the day to save itself? But if Cage never lost the ability then he should have woken up at Heathrow, unless the Omega blood changed something.
Jun
8
comment Why does Bill Cage wake up in the helicopter?
What also occured to me is that since the Omega was dead, it must have been Cage who triggered that last reset. Maybe subconcioulsy he wanted to go back to a time where he wasn't yet exposed as a coward
Jun
8
comment Why does Bill Cage wake up in the helicopter?
@Keen - Thanks for the link. Although, I do see some problems with that guy's theory. - Maybe I'll ask another question tomorrow (e.g. why is the Omega dead after the reset?)
Jun
8
comment Why does Bill Cage wake up in the helicopter?
I think it was said that the Mimics are actually part of one big organism, with the Alphas being the central nervous system, and that it is the Omega (the brain) who has the ability to reset the day.
Jun
8
comment Why does Bill Cage wake up in the helicopter?
It did occur to me that there might be a ~24h rule, but Cage dying at various times and still "respawning" at exactly the same time made me think that time jumping is more flexible. - Sometimes he lives longer than 24h, e.g. when he and Rita escape the beach, or when he actually reaches the dam in Germany (at one time he suggest to Rita that they stay the night at that abandoned house, so if he had died the next day, he would have jumped back 2 days).
Jun
8
comment Why does Bill Cage wake up in the helicopter?
@Keen - That's another question, why did Cage restart at that exact moment? He died at different times, sometimes the day after, shortly after landing on the beach (or hours after the landing), sometimes he died on the same day (trying to sneak away and getting run over by a truck, or during training with Rita). Yet he always restarts at the same time, so it's not a simple "24h back in time".
Jun
8
comment Why does Bill Cage wake up in the helicopter?
As far as I understand it, it's the Omega who has the ability to control time. - As you say, the death of an Alpha is just a trigger, a signal that tells the Omega it has to reset the day. - Cage somehow ceased control of that ability by getting Alpha blood on him (the Omega could no longer restart the day, only Cage could). - So I'm not sure about your first sentence, because I don't think Alphas have any time control powers.
Jun
8
comment Why does Bill Cage wake up in the helicopter?
@Keen - When Cage tries to run away from the General's office he gets tasered. I'm guessing he was out for a few hours the most, which would mean that the helicopter ride and waking up at Heathrow happen on the same day.
Jun
8
comment Why does Bill Cage wake up in the helicopter?
At first I thought he jumps back in time 24h, but the fight with the Omega happened while it was still dark, and the helicopter flies by Big Ben at 8:40 a.m.
May
28
comment What was the connection between the Mayfly Man, Tessa and the other women?
I'm wondering how the Mayfly man managed to find these women. It's unlikely that their dating profile said "I work(ed) for Major Sholto".
May
7
comment How could Harold Finch keep his fortune while faking his own death?
With his fiancée he used the alias Harold Martin. And it was Harold Martin who died in 2010. - When Finch enrolled at MIT he used the alias Harold Wren. It was Harold Wren who, together with Nathan Ingram, founded the tech company IFT, which made Ingram a rich man (so maybe that's also how Finch got rich). Harold Wren is an alias that he still uses. - I wouldn't be surprised if Harold spread his wealth over several aliases.
May
1
comment In what year is House of Cards set?
Garrett Walker was president from January 20, 2013 – October 28, 2014. He won the 2012 election.
Apr
30
comment Why does FX's Fargo have a 1h13m airtime?
The pilot episode was 70 mins, the regular episodes are 50 mins.
Apr
21
comment Was The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus a Suicide Note?
Officially Heath Ledger's death was ruled an accident, so speculating about a 'suicide note' means speculating about his death being a suicide, which I feel is off-topic here.
Apr
16
comment Is it really possible to create a mind palace?
Maybe one should distinguish between 'mind palace' and 'mind palace as depicted in Sherlock' (e.g. Magnussen's "Google Glass"), because the OP mentions: ... recall information from their mind similar to searching for a file in Windows
Apr
15
comment Would the post office really deliver Santa Claus's mail to some guy claiming to be him?
The United States Postal Service has a Letters to Santa program (also known as Operation Santa), which started in 1912.
Apr
14
comment Why doesn't John use a silencer?
I do remember him using a silencer every now and again. - And he definitely did use one in the last aired episode (early April) where he and Shaw go to a High School reunion.
Apr
12
comment What line was cut after “nobody's perfect” from Some Like It Hot?
Trivia: "Well, nobody's perfect" wasn't actually supposed to be the last line.
Apr
12
comment Sound of a next scene starts one moment earlier than video
The technical term is L cut or Split Edit