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comment Does Hal Jordan / Green Lantern have green skin?
@MichaelEdenfield Yeah, it wasn't that scene, it came later. But I am not going to watch the film again so this must remain a mystery (along with the mystery of how they green-lit (hah!) such a lousy script.
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comment Does Hal Jordan / Green Lantern have green skin?
@michaelEdenfield I certainly may have misunderstood. There's a scene in which Hal is talking with his girlfriend/fiancé and she gestures to his face, I think, and makes a comment about the green. This evoked and earlier scene in which Hal transformed for his best friend and the guy responded "green!" In hindsight this seemed to be a reference to Hal himself but, as everybody here says Ryan Renolds' face does not turn green, I must have misunderstood.
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comment In Avengers (2012) what was the reason for the Galaga reference?
Some consonants sound "funnier" than others in English. Many people say that words starting with p, b, t, d, k, and g are funnier than others. There are similar rules of thumb for how words end. Anyway, "Galaga" sounds funnier than "Space Invaders" or "Ms Pac Man".
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accepted Michael Crichton's Mousetrap
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comment Debunking Stroustrup's debunking of the myth “C++ is for large, complicated, programs only”
Came here to offer this exact solution, pleased to see others have appreciated it as well.
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answered Man finds out his lover is really a man?
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comment Yiddish: common in Europe?
For what it's worth, I watched a movie the other week (A Serious Man) where the opening scenes were in Yiddish and I had little trouble following it on the basis of my knowledge of conventional German.
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comment Why do Solve, NSolve, and FindRoot all fail on this simple, solvable actuarial equation?
You raise a good question. The quick answer is that simple interpolation doesn't work, and simple monthetization is problematic as well. Generally, actuaries work from previously computed annual mortality tables. When interpolated or "monthetized", the implied annual mortality must still amount to the "known" value. Sloppily, one might monthetize by using 1 - (1 - annualMort)^(1/12), but this creates a postal function that is in some settings inappropriate. There are better methods, beyond the scope of this discussion.
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comment Why do Solve, NSolve, and FindRoot all fail on this simple, solvable actuarial equation?
In practice, people often interpolate a monthly mortality curve and compute their results on that basis. It is also possible to interpolate a continuous curve.
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comment Determine if all decimal digits are unique
Nice. I forgot DigitCount existed, and wrote a solution based on conversion to strings. Yours is much better.
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