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Nov
8
comment How does arresting Ian exempt Ben of his jail sentence?
..What, have you never heard of plea bargains? I always assumed a coverup, although not terribly much of one would be needed, given Ian's actions (ie, also breaking into the Smithsonian). We don't know how much of a sentence was actually given, though.
Nov
1
comment How realistic is Mark Watney's self-operation?
You might want to describe the operation and some of the surrounding circumstances, and provide images (if possible)
Oct
31
comment Why is there a delay between the news presenter and the reporter on location?
Note that, unlike your skype conversation, reporters are often using (one or more) satellites, probably in geosynchronous orbit. GSO is some 38,000km above the surface of the earth, so the signal would have to travel at least double that (up + down), and far more if on the other side of the planet (to get around the earth). It's less than a 4th the distance by "land", and supports better data rates too.
Oct
23
comment How could Jor El become heretic if he didn't have free will?
Maybe scientists (Jor-El's class) have more free will, to be able to question currently accepted things? I don't know that Kryptonians were completely "programmed" per se, as more driven in certain ways (ie, Zod would likely have been programmed to obey the lawful authority, in that case)
Jun
28
comment Kingsman Taron Egerton swimming in the underwater scene
There's multiple cuts/shots, so swimming time may not be as long as anticipated. I'm assuming that safety divers would be an insurance requirement, or open the film up to charges of gross negligence. Note that the camera and operators would also likely be underwater (as opposed to dry behind a glass partition).
May
24
comment What happened to Daniel Jackson's allergies?
@makeminefreedom - that only happens in season 4? 5? And he still has to wear glasses afterwards, anyways.
May
24
comment How did Klorel and Apophis escape their ships alive?
Except isn't Baal the first one to really use cloning? In what, season 9/10? The desire to have a clone as a backup seems counter to the goauld in a couple of ways: 1) it represents an admission that something could go permanently wrong, as it were, and 2) the clone is a potential threat to the original (for a couple of reasons).
Jan
30
comment Why would damage to Ken Barnaby's right hand be enough to exonerate him?
Impossible not to touch something with your left hand, yes, but you'll use your right hand for more things, so investigators would be more likely to find right-hand prints (and more usable ones, too). I haven't seen the show at all, so I don't know what the police may have on him (or what he thinks the police have on him).
Jan
29
comment Why would damage to Ken Barnaby's right hand be enough to exonerate him?
...Please take a moment to compare the fingerprints on your left and right hand. Are they the same (or at least mirror images of each other)? I rather suspect the answer is "no". If Mr. Barnaby only left prints from his right hand, then the police would have a difficult time proving they belonged to him. Given people usually use their main hand for most tasks, this stands a decent chance of taking the source out of the picture (unfortunately for him, prints from his right hand are likely all over his own house....)
Jan
4
comment A western in which there is cowboy chasing another cowboy?
...this...probably covers a lot of films, honestly. When (what year) did you see it? What rough era is it from? Cowboy/Western films haven't really been in vogue for a while. Was the shape of the film mostly square, or widescreen? What channel on TV, and what country were you in? Was one of the cowboys John Wayne (he did a lot of westerns, though)?
Dec
13
comment Jack lying to the citizens of Halloween Town?
He's not lying. His worldview is largely based around scary things, so his interpretation is as he describes to the townspeople. The use of the homonyms "Slay" and "Sleigh" are particularly 'helpful' here...
Dec
13
comment How can Jack deliver such toys to the children?
Lack of sufficient oversight? His workers clearly don't get it, and most of the "unreasonable" gifts were wrapped behind his back (not maliciously, mind, he just didn't notice those ones). Since he then didn't unwwrap them...
Dec
2
comment How was the effect of Alderaan blowing up accomplished?
@TylerDurden - Bottle rockets. They put a whole bunch in a huge papermache piñata, then waited until the planet blew.
Dec
2
comment What happens if you call 0118 999 881 999 119 7253?
For reference, the ITU (the people who get to define phone numbers, and things like country calling codes) say phone numbers are a maximum of 15 digits (I'm not sure if this includes the country code, actually). This number is 20 digits. If it's supposed to be an in-Britain number, it's invalid (or using an absurdly long extension, which is unlikely). The United Kingdom uses 00 to get phone calls to leave the country (011 is used to leave the US and some neighboring regions, nobody uses 0118. +8 is not a valid destination country code).
Nov
30
comment Why was Bill Turner called Bootstrap?
Maybe he removed them? Added extra ones? Left them untied?
Sep
28
comment Why is child acting legal?
Given I ran a paper route when I was in middle school, this suggests that it's not that children are potentially employed that's illegal, it's the nature of the work. Otherwise, you couldn't hire the neighbor kid across the street to mow your lawn, either. Or have them do volunteer work for charities or whatever.
Aug
17
comment What is the most time-consuming makeup to apply to a single actor in film or television?
I think they mentioned in one of the making-of segments that they eventually got the time down by using larger prosthetic pieces. Most of the original time was having to glue on all the sections of pebbly/scaly bits.
Aug
16
comment When did movies first start to show real world from inside a car?
In all probability, in-car footage was probably first (or at least, attempted first). Projecting requires extra expenses, equipment (projector), and time (to shoot the other footage, develop that film). And the original film and projection has to be good enough to be reasonably believable. Projection in a studio is used to solve production issues, some of which (like sound) wouldn't have been an issue with early films...
Aug
15
comment Animated Movie about fairies protecting their forest from loggers/evil
And on a poignant note for this week, the character of Batty was voiced by Robin Williams
Jul
16
comment How was The Second Coming received by Christian groups?
Most religions, especially Christianity in this case, would consider that ending pure nonsense. For that matter, why would this end all religion? So most would consider the to be complete fantasy.