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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.


Feb
3
comment What kind of heat vision goggles?
I'm not sure what you mean by contradictory spectrum. - Sensors don't have to be tuned to one singluar wavelength. It's no problem at all to have a device detect a wide range of wavelengths, from UV to visible light to IR. - I merely mentioned infrared night vision goggles because 'night vision' and 'infrared/heat vision' aren't mutually exclusive. There are night vision googles that achieve night vision by using infrared light.
Feb
3
comment What kind of heat vision goggles?
Your answer, at least to me, seemed to imply that turning on lights would generally not be noticable by 'heat vision'. I just wanted to point out that an incandescent light source would be visible through heat vision goggles. - Getting blinded by a light bulb that has just been turned on is of course a different matter.
Feb
3
comment What kind of heat vision goggles?
P.S.: Unless the snapshots and the quote were made by you, you should disclose your source(s).
Feb
3
comment What kind of heat vision goggles?
Light sources can produce heat, e.g. the good old incandescent light bulb is infamously known to produce mostly heat (~ 5% light, 95% heat). - And thermal/infrared night vision googles can even be bought as toys. - But I agree with you, 'Heat Vision' in movies is often portrayed wrong.
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
21
comment Way to find out about Movie/TV Budgets?
Have you heard of The Numbers?
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
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
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 ...
Jan
14
comment Why did Magnussen need to pressure so many people to get to Mycroft?
I'd say the first step is to find something he can blackmail Mycroft with. If he can find nothing, then he has to move on to Sherlock, Mycrofts pressure point. Does Sherlock have a secret he wouldn't want to have revealed? No? Then how about John? No? Then how about Mary? Bingo. - I guess it comes down to Magnussen not being able to find usable "dirt" on Mycroft, Sherlock or John, otherwise he could blackmail them directly.
Jan
13
comment How did Mary get access to Magnussen's apartment?
Looking at how Mary was dressed she probably didn't use the front door, walked casually to the elevator (hoping that no one would notice her outfit) and asked Janine to let her in
Jan
13
comment Why didn't Magnussen's bodyguards search Sherlock and Watson for weapons?
Magnussen threatened to expose Mary, which means he knew that even though she lied to John and shot Sherlock, they still stood by her. So, Mary wants him dead, John and Sherlock are in cahoots with Mary, ... how could Magnussen not be suspicious? - Sherlock did ask John to bring his gun, so he kind of expected to encounter a problem that couldn't be solved by wits alone.