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12:31 AM
Q: Short-story or novella version of Roadside Picnic?

Maury MarkowitzI was reading the wiki article on Roadside Picnic and was sure I had read it. However, the article contains many details I don't recall. The version I recall reading was relatively short, involving a single, or perhaps two, trips into "the zone". Additionally, the zone was clearly in the UK somew...

12:53 AM
@K-H-W Doesn't seem like an answer to me.
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3:45 AM
Q: What if the Celestials were mere thieves

noonecankillajeduWhat if the Killiks, who went extinct around 1000000 BBY, were in some shape or form, attacked by the Celestials, and the former's technology was stolen and used as assumed in the rest of Star Wars history?

Q: How did the stormtroopers know which Jawas captured the droids?

RichSWhen Kenobi and Luke come upon the remains of several Jawas and their sand-crawler, Luke recognizes them as the same Jawas that sold C3PO and R2-D2 to his uncle, Owen. From there, Luke hops on his speeder and drives back to his family homestead to discover his aunt and uncle were killed. There wa...

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6:12 AM
Q: Why Yoda didn't use his lightsaber to block Force lightning?

user10191234In Attack Of The Clones, Obi-Wan used his lightsaber to block Count Dooku's Force lightning; the same thing was done by Mace Windu in Revenge Of The Sith to counter Palpatine's. So why didn't Yoda do that in both of his fights, instead of manually deflecting or absorbing it? Was it his arrogance,...

6:36 AM
Q: Book about a boy that is trying to get superpowers?

FroyoThere's this book that was published before 2011. The main character narrates the story. He tells the audience that if he doesn't get superpowers by his XX birthday, then he never will. The story begins on the very last day of that time frame. The first chapter begins with him testing himself for...

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9:32 AM
Q: Statistics on Answer speeds

JontiaIs it possible to collect statistics on how quickly questions are answered? Without collecting piles of answers back and processing them locally? In an Elastic Search instance you'd do this with the aggregations functionality. I've read over the API, though I haven't studied all of it in detail a...

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11:04 AM
Q: Do redpills have any feelings of remorse for killing innocent bluepills during their Matrix operations?

JohnIn all three movies we see how redpills don't bother killing innocent bluepills in order to achieve their goals, such as when If a bluepill is possessed by an agent, it's just a matter of self-defense, but when there are security men trying to stop redpills to enter a building the redpills seem ...

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1:06 PM
Q: What would happen if someone opened a door that is opened with a key of the keymaker from the other side?

JohnIn the Matrix Reloaded, Persephone is opening a door in the restaurant using a key from the keymaker, now leading to the Merovingian's chateau 500 miles away instead of the other part of the restaurant. But what would happen if someone from the restaurant's other part wanted to enter the door in ...

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3:12 PM
Q: Why can't they get to Geonosis in time if it is less than parsec away?

Ari AroganaPadme responds to a holographic message by Obi Wan: Padme: They'll never get there in time to save him. They have to come halfway across the galaxy. Look. Geonosis is less than a parsec away. Why can't they get to Geonosis in time if it is less than parsec away?

Greetings, Earthlings.
3:32 PM
Q: What will we do once the tables have turned?

SQBTables will be added to the SE network shortly. Feature Preview: Table Support Can we identify any posts on our Stack that would benefit from actual tables? I remember seeing quasi-tables being used here and there, but I'm not sure if it was on this Stack. Let's compile a list of posts with quasi...

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5:18 PM
@Slartibartfast good question, @SQB
Thanks. I went for maximum click bait in the title.
I saw :-)
5:34 PM
posted on December 04, 2020 by tech

Click here to go see the bonus panel!Hovertext: Fortunately, she wouldn't dare touch the budget for ninja stars. Today's News:

6:09 PM
Q: book cover: a planet which has a creepy smiling face of a girl

Anna L.I only remember the cover. I am pretty sure it was a sequel in some series. Definitely young adult. It was a girl's face on the surface of a planet just smiling creepily. I think it must be some popular YA series, but I don't know about it. Came out around 2019-2020 The first book in that series ...

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7:51 PM
Q: Manga about badges that turn into weapons

grweyI read it about 10 years ago, there wasn't many volumes of it. I think one of the characters had a scythe weapon

8:16 PM
Q: How did the staff that hit Boba Fett's jetpack cause it to malfunction?

FirestrykeSo as we know, Boba Fett has Mandolorian armor, which means beskar steel, which is the strongest metal (that we know of) in the galaxy. But in ep 6 Han accidentally hit Boba in the jetpack with the end of a staff one of Jabba's guards wielded. So the question is: How did the end of a puny staff b...

9:07 PM
Q: How could we determine how many years have passed without a reference frame and using scientific knowledge?

RodSuppose one awakes from cryosleep in another region of the galaxy. How s/he could tell how many years have passed since the beginning of the journey? Observing cosmic expansion? Some kind of radioactive decay (on site)? Without a reference frame, like ship's clock etc Must use scientific knowled...

9:32 PM
Q: Story in which immigrant girl finds room temp superconductor

Christopher HostageI'm looking for the title of a story in which a girl, an immigrant from Eastern Europe or the Middle East, figures out the formula for a room-temperature superconductor and keeps it secret-in-the-open because she is powerless. Her family manufactures a lot of it, all stamped with the family name...

Q: Epic fantasy book where characters have to salt their wounds to keep demons (or similar) from infecting it

Erica GibbsCan’t remember any plot details, but typical epic fantasy plot. On some sort of mission/quest, riding around on horses. The thing that stands out to me is that when they got hurt, they would pour salt in their own wounds to keep demons or something similar away. Read in the late 90s early 2000s, ...

10:22 PM
Q: Has Draco ever spent a winter break outside of Hogwarts?

Lowkey.Dumb.NglI watched the films and read the books many times but I can't recall Draco spending Winter break out of Hogwarts, maybe in the Half-Blood Prince, but otherwise, I have no idea.

11:13 PM
Q: How big is Isla Nublar in Jurassic Park?

RichSHow big is the island in the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World movies? Answers could be in area or length of island.


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