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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
25
comment Who is responsible for movie titles in foreign countries?
... For german speakers: Deutsche Filmtitel: Ich bin Mittäter and Englische Filmtitel sind hip give a little more insight (e.g. the local distributor does have to seek approval from the international distributor or producing studio).
Feb
25
comment Who is responsible for movie titles in foreign countries?
It's usually the local film distributor's responsibility. Although major studios often have their own distribution company in important foreign markets. Disney even has a division called Disney Character Voices International to oversee translation and dubbing in foreign countries...
Feb
20
comment Season 2: What is so important about the bridge?
In episode 2x07 Feng explains to Doug: I have allies who want the bridge. Without it they become my enemies. - Feng has been put on trial for corruption twice already. He needs friends in high places to "not disappear".
Feb
20
comment Why is Jackie against Claire's bill?
Moments earlier Jackie says: Civilian oversight is too extreme a step. And moments later Claire aks: Are you trying to distance yourself from us because of the Galloway scandal? - You should put those quotes in your question and say why you believe there must be more to it than that.
Feb
19
comment What was the recent 3 week delay for?
Several shows are on a hiatus due to the Winter Olympics.
Feb
18
comment Why did James Moriarty decide to end it this way?
@MeatTrademark - I did source it with a link (click the word implies). - At last years ComicCon Moffat said: He shot himself in the face, what more do you want? Do you think they were up on that rooftop to fake suicide each other? - And at a Q&A after a preview screening of 'The Empty Hearse' he said: They did not fake suicide at each other. Imagine how stupid you’d feel if you bumped into each other afterwards. - But yeah, I've learned not to trust Moffat.
Feb
18
comment Why did James Moriarty decide to end it this way?
@MeatTrademark - The question is, was that clip after the credits "in-universe" or a breaking of the 4th wall. Moffat implies the latter, but he also says "[Moriarty] was definitely dead! You can't fake shooting yourself in the face - part of his head came off." - What mind games are you playing, Mr. Moffat?
Feb
18
comment Why did James Moriarty decide to end it this way?
@NapoleonWilson - Not sure why you think I said this question is irrelevant. - Of course one give an answer based on current information, all I'm saying is that the answer might change depending on what is revealed in season 4.
Feb
18
comment Why did James Moriarty decide to end it this way?
It's not yet clear what that cliffhanger really means. Your conclusion is indeed the most obvious one, but whether it's the right one remains to be seen.
Feb
18
comment Why did James Moriarty decide to end it this way?
@NapoleonWilson - An answer about X can change when X turns out not be what we thought it was (I'm trying to avoid spoilers).
Feb
18
comment In the pilot episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the “timeless aliens” were a paradox, right?
I think it was said the aliens had no sense of linear time, which isn't necessarily the same as no sense of time. - Us not being restricted in our 3 dimensional movement doesn't mean we have been everywhere, or are everwhere, or know things about everywhere. - So in a similar way it might be possible that aliens who can move freely in time don't necessarily know everything that ever happened. To find out they would have to "go there".
Feb
18
comment Why does Peter Bishop still exist?
I guess one could argue that Walter would have kidnapped alternate-Peter eventually because he couldn't handle the death of his Peter. And if he kidnapped him during a warmer season, breaking through the ice wouldn't have happened (with Walter-nate having the cure there would be no urgency to kidnapp Peter right away).
Feb
18
comment Why did James Moriarty decide to end it this way?
@NapoleonWilson - At the end of season 3 something Moriarty related happens. But we'll have to wait until season 4 to know what exactly it means. Depending on how the writers resolve the cliffhanger, it could have an impact on how to answer this question.
Feb
18
comment Why did James Moriarty decide to end it this way?
In my opinion killing is what you do when you are at the end of your wits. It's a cheat. It's like removing your king from the chess board and announcing yourself the winner of the game because your opponent can now no longer checkmate you. - Why didn't Moriarty just kill Sherlock to win? Because it wouldn't be a battle of wits then.
Feb
10
comment Doesn't Sherlock's comment to Watson during their good bye scene suggest that there is/was a third Holmes sibling and that the sibling is a woman?
Not sure where you heard sister. What Sherlock said: The East Wind takes us all in the end. ... It’s a story my brother told me when we were kids. The East Wind, this terrifying force that lays waste to all in its path. Seeks out the unworthy and plucks them from the earth. That was generally me... He was a rubbish big brother.
Feb
4
comment What does “4P” mean?
This has to do with the Selective Service System and the classifications by draft boards. - Woody Allen jokes that 4-P means that in case of a war he'd be a hostage.
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.