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Feb
8
comment How much of a gravitational time dilation did the three planets in Interstellar experience?
A 30% increase in weight is a relatively minor difference. The planet would have a slightly larger mass than ours, but nothing significant as far as time dilation... they'd only lose a fraction of a second per year or so. I'm no physicist, so I can't do the math for you for that. However, the black hole probably had 10 or 20 solar masses (or more, can't remember if they said in the movie), and they were in close to it... it was responsible for the vast majority of any relativistic effects.
Feb
8
comment What does “Ex Machina” mean?
Too well-known to really use anymore? Please inform Hollywood.
Feb
8
comment Why did Homer, Moe and Wally cover their mouths when talking about the Super Bowl?
@fdisk The animation of the mouth wouldn't be radically different. It's a cartoon with cartoonish features, and they're not carefully drawing the shapes of the mouth to match real life vocalization. However, the timing for the syllables would differ, and the effect would still be jarring and noticeable.
Feb
3
comment Are there any movies having cryopreservation as the central plot?
The original question still asks for a movie title, not a long-winded and ill-conceived response about how such a movie would be impossible. There is no movie title, but there is an episode of a tv show. That's my answer.
Feb
3
comment Are there any movies having cryopreservation as the central plot?
@Catija And yet you people have voted up an answer to +3 that doesn't answer it at all... I gave the best answer possible, closer than most.
Feb
1
comment Why do people bleed in real world when they are hurt or killed in The Matrix?
We always see them bleeding from the mouth. They're biting their tongues from the shock/stress.
Feb
1
comment Did Jesse do the right thing when he betrayed Walt?
@underscore_d Walt never had good intentions for Jesse, maybe for no one. He used Jesse from the start to get his "in" to the drug world. Used Jesse for whatever little expertise needed to be gleened (not much). Used him as an assistant when he couldn't risk anyone else doing the dirty work. Any kindness was feigned, so morale was manageable. He used Jesse as a prop, so he could replay Gray Matter but not cheat the other guy as he was cheated. That's not kindness at all.
Jan
27
comment Origin of the quote “I suggest you rethink your strategy”
Thought this might be Toy Soldiers (1991), but I just grabbed the subtitle file and a text search didn't find the phrase.
Jan
25
comment Horror film in a town with missing inhabitants
@NapoleonWilson I deleted my answer because it looks like Oliver got it. I'm not trying to farm for rep, he deserves any points. (I should read the comments first before I blurt out answers I guess.) Wonder if you'll see this here.
Jan
19
comment How was the bear attack scene shot in 'The Revenant'?
I was hoping they fed Dicaprio to a bear. Shoot that scene last, of course.
Nov
27
comment Why aren't the zombies decomposed after all this time?
@Lettmannen No, no virus can account for this. Viruses are just snippets of DNA/RNA that cause cells to malfunction (and die). For a zombie to walk, it needs blood flowing through arteries to supply nutrients to muscle cells. That's far from the only problem. In 28 Days Later, those are just people made insane by a virus... they eventually starve and die. Actual zombies in other movies are dead. They "survive" in that state for years, able to move and predate, without any evidence of a biological process that could explain this.
Nov
17
comment Did Jesse do the right thing when he betrayed Walt?
@Pasta Walt is a monster still bitter after a perceived betrayal at Gray matter. He wants a "do over", one last chance to do something grand in his life, and he wants to be "better" than the people at Gray Matter. This means he needs someone to keep around and not-betray, to prove to himself that he's superior. That's why he has Jessie. Not because he loves him or feels fatherly. Walt kills Jessie's loved ones. Poisons children. Kills innocents. He is not a good person, he has no redeeming qualities.
Nov
16
comment Did Jesse do the right thing when he betrayed Walt?
Walt didn't love him like a son. Walt didn't love anyone, near as I can tell. Walt hurt people that Jessie cared for. He hurt small children that Jessie cared for. Walt's a monster.
Sep
11
comment How can the Simpsons afford such a nice house?
You're familiar with the subprime crisis, I take it?
Sep
3
comment Positive outcomes of Walter's actions
I'm not sure "getting rid of junkies" is a positive outcome. Even criminals are people, and death is only considered a valid punishment for the worst sort of murderers. Additionally, Gus Fring does kill people but he avoids violence when possible, there are even indications that he is peaceful when he shouldn't be. Someone more violent will take his place. The only thing I can agree is positive is wiping out the white supremacists, as they were depraved killers who would kill again at the earliest opportunity. I think that it was only about the "bad".
Aug
28
comment Why is Dorne culturally so different from the rest of Westeros?
Remember that even in Europe "Prince" is a title of nobility rather than specifically the son of a king. When a European royal has children, they're often granted many noble titles (duke of X, etc), and "prince" is just another of those. A territory that is a principality has a prince as its titular lord.
Aug
21
comment How did Klorel and Apophis escape their ships alive?
I rate this plausible, but unconfirmable within canon.
Aug
13
comment How much is Ethan Hunt paid for his job
Even secret agents are subject to the bureaucracy. They use the same pay scale as all government employees, there are no bonuses or perks (other than what they manage to embezzle out of black ops slush funds).
Aug
3
comment Doc Oc's actual motivation?
It's sloppy writing by people who don't know how to write science (or anything else). Nuclear physicists don't just invent beyond-the-cutting-edge prosthetics for the hell of it, that solve both artificial intelligence and computer-neuron interfaces in their spare time while they work out the bugs in fusion power.
Jun
24
comment Are there any complete lists of made-for-tv Lifetime movies?
@Catja Oh, wow... this must be it. They seem to have one new movie per week, which sort of makes sense, no skips or gaps. Thank you much, I was thinking I'd have to poke around on Wikipedia for the next 3 weeks.