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5:53 AM
Q: Does it take the same amount of energy to get to Mars vs. to rendezvous with something going to Mars?

TheEnvironmentalistI think I found a mathematical error in the movie The Martian. Warning, there will be spoilers. The final plan they settle on to rescue Mark Watney is to have the Tiayang Shen rendezvous with the Hermes, which will perform a gravity assist off of Earth, sending it back to Mars, where Watney will ...

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9:02 AM
Q: A science fiction movie from 2004 with a company named Arora

bbbbbbbbbI'm looking for a science fiction movie, I think from 2004. It was based on an idea similar to The Matrix, where everyone lives in some sort of virtual reality without being aware of it. The scene looks like an American town from the 1950s, and a guy who works in a company named Arora eventually ...

9:27 AM
Q: Pop quiz! (mistake?)

annieAt the beginning of the movie Speed (1994), cops Jack and Harry are talking in the elevator shaft: Harry: All right, pop quiz: The airport. Gunman with one hostage. He's using her for cover. He's almost to a plane. You're a hundred feet away. Jack! Jack: Shoot the hostage. A few scenes later, t...

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11:29 AM
Q: What did the Centurion mishear Pilate's statements as?

SandunIn the 1979 movie Monty Python's Life of Brian, there's scene where Brian (the protagonist) is captured by the Roman soldiers and brought to Pilate. Pilate seems to have rhotacism (a speech impediment that is defined by the lack of ability, or difficulty in, pronouncing the sound R). The segment ...

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1:57 PM
I'm only one answer short of a golden badge! If only I wouldn't answer so rarely lately.
@MovieReel That has inspired me to try and build an interior view of Ennis House for an interesting LEGO build contest that started just yesterday. That was clearly a sign.
And maybe I'll finally get around to building one of Wright's textile block houses in Minecraft. Although, probably the smaller and cozier Freeman House.

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