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comment Has Hulk ever been defeated by a normal person with limited weaponry?
@JoshuaTempleton: I get that you like the term "plot armor", but three times in three paragraphs is too much!
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comment How can the Next Generation's unfamiliarity with the Borg be explained after Archer's encounter?
@Schwern: I always assumed the Raven's records never got back to the Federation because they were assimilated. I thought that was the point. Am I misremembering?
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comment In T2 did the Arnie Terminator make a huge mistake in shattering the frozen T-1000?
@cppl: The meaning of poly in polycarbonate and organic polymer is exactly the same. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycarbonate
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comment If the multiple universe theory is true, is there a Skyrim universe, a BSG universe? and LOTR universe?
Take this question to physics.SE
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comment Borg nanites prior to First Contact and "Scorpion"
@Einer: +1 for that. What else would the Borg be doing? Injecting him with cosmetics because they don't like his skin tone?
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comment What's special about Saturn that it has distinctive rings?
This answer is interesting, but it's more about enumerating ways the rings are unique -- it doesn't answer the question of why they exist and are that way in the first place. The question is "What's special about Saturn?" not "What's special about the rings?" If you reread the original question the distinction should be more clear, I hope.
Jan
23
comment What's special about Saturn that it has distinctive rings?
@FlorinAndrei: If this is right, can you cite evidence and make an answer?
Jan
23
comment What's special about Saturn that it has distinctive rings?
I understand what you're saying, but that's totally pedantic. Would you claim it's not a well-formed question to ask why Earth has a giant satellite and Mars only has two tiny ones? Maybe the answer is that it's just an accident of history that a large body impacted the Earth and created the Moon, but rejecting the premise of the question is just silly.
Jan
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comment Why were R2-D2 and C3P0 being used by Rebels?
You can turn this around. Isn't it possible the droids that have intimate knowledge of first hand of the Emperor are a strategy asset??
Jan
23
comment Has the Enterprise-D really travelled twice as much as other Federation ships?
Nothing wrong with the answer, but note that the quote only talks about "warp hours", not the warp factor. So wouldn't you think there are lot of cargo ships going back and forth on standard runs at low warp that spend almost all their time in warp?
Jan
23
comment Why does this entropy change formula for heating water blow up at $T_{1}=0$?
@user44816 -- you don't need to pick an answer in two minutes!
Jan
23
answered Why does this entropy change formula for heating water blow up at $T_{1}=0$?
Jan
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comment What's special about Saturn that it has distinctive rings?
@RobJeffries: This is sort of like saying Earth and Mars both have natural satellites. Yes, it is technically true, but really?
Jan
22
comment Why is the Moon receding from the Earth due to tides? Is this typical for other moons?
@РСТȢѸФХѾЦЧШЩЪЫЬ: Um, "closer to the Sun"? It also gets further from the Sun, half the time...
Jan
22
revised What's special about Saturn that it has distinctive rings?
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Jan
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comment Why are Romulans using warp scale?
This answer deserves upvoting. Warp speed factors can relate to some discrete natural quanta. Think like the orbital energies of atoms. So it is natural that there would be an easy mapping between terminologies of different races. Temperature scales are basically continuous so arbitrary.
Jan
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asked What's special about Saturn that it has distinctive rings?
Jan
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comment What is the difference between a parallel universe and an alternate timeline?
@Teknophilia: "You can have multiple timelines in 1 universe, but not multiple universes in 1 timeline" .... um... this is exactly what parallel universes are...
Jan
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comment How was the Vengeance able to "catch up" to the Enterprise?
If it were like you say, then ships would never have to worry about attacks. Just go to warp and you are safe. Obviously all kinds of precedent shows this is not the case.
Jan
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revised What is the meaning of "Tapestry" title for ST:TNG 6x15 episode?
Integrated quote.
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