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comment How do we handle conflicts with the Anime and Movies sites?
@RoyalFlush: Not sure if that was tongue-in-cheek, but not all literature and movies are fiction. (Just the good stuff)
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comment scifi.SE vs. movies.SE ?
@Keen: no problem, I assumed there would be such a meta already -- just couldn't find it.
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comment Username is hard to read in comments posted by the OP on meta
@DVK: you've been graphically mentioned
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asked scifi.SE vs. movies.SE ?
Oct
13
comment Timepieces and Moving Parts
Upvoting, because I don't think this deserves the downvote. an hourglass is a reasonable answer to this riddle, without getting too tricky and exotic.
Oct
13
comment Is there a reason this human character's name sounds Tymbrimi?
@Thaddeus: Plausible, but needs evidence. Is there any? Brin usually makes offhand remarks in the text about things like this that he intends but doesn't want to go into.
Oct
13
comment Why isn't the term "Zombie" used?
@vonjf: This doesn't really make it SF. No, it's just a slightly different history. That's what FICTION is. Is Family Ties scifi because Alex Keaton never really existed? No -- it's just fiction.
Oct
13
awarded Peer Pressure
Oct
13
comment A belt, a stone and a wooden stick
Are you sure "you are okay" if you can't remember any digits of pi?
Oct
13
comment In canon, does Han Solo shoot first?
@Tango: H-Canon. We should should make this a thing!
Oct
13
asked Is there a reason this human character's name sounds Tymbrimi?
Oct
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comment Why the Dearth of Wishes at the end of Aladdin?
Yes, why wish for 10^91 when 10^60 is easily good enough to cause the Big Crunch?
Oct
10
comment Why the Dearth of Wishes at the end of Aladdin?
@Richard: You clearly don't understand how exponents work. By my rough calculation, that would weight between 10^70 and 10^75 Ayers rocks. In fact, it is around 10^33 times the mass of the observable universe. This is one thousand trillion trillion trillion.
Oct
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awarded Student
Oct
9
comment Why doesn't there seem to be any fallout from Sidious's lie to Vader?
Why is everyone assuming the Emperor knew before the events of ESB? Do I not remember something?
Oct
9
asked How can astronomers determine the difference between "hydrostatic equilibruim" and "just happens to be spherical"?
Oct
9
comment Are the shields and hull of the USS Enterprise-D capable of withstanding a direct nuclear strike?
Yamato was not in contact with Enterprise's shields so it doesn't really say much about what would happen if a nuclear weapon was detonated against them. Explosion, radiation, etc fall of with the square of the distance, so even if Yamato was 1km away (begin generous here) its effect is reduced by one million times relative to a blast 1m away.
Oct
8
comment rescue operation - where is your partner?
@AJFaraday: Acknowledged. Not you. I'm upset that the moderators are not working to improve the quality of the site.
Oct
8
comment rescue operation - where is your partner?
@AJFaraday: Sorry I went off. But I believe this SE doesn't deserve to come out of beta and should be closed because it is just flooded with everyone wanting to give their tricky answer and prove how clever they are. That or the mods need to create some guideline and enforce it. Like they always reply with boiler plate "Welcome to puzzling.SE: This is not the same as other forum sites. Here we strive to find the best answers to questions. Please don't post your "trick answers" to question which aren't looking for tricks. "
Oct
7
comment The Chicago Murder
Bigger puzzle: Why is an NYPD detective investigating a crime in Chicago?
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