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12:53 AM
Q: How many times did Gilligan's island castaways interact with astronauts and/or space capsules?

uhohIn Is this "satellite photo" the only representation of the shape of Gilligan's Island? I recall Splashdown, S3E22 with US astronauts in orbit, then safely landing somewhere (I don't recall where), but this comment in Space Exploration SE links to the video Gilligan's Island - The Russians Have L...

1:17 AM
Q: Fantasy/Sci fi book please help!

Katrina Smithbook is about a boy who travels to space and learns to manipulate metal he gets a few friends one of them dies from an alien prisoner, i think her name was kate they go to a planet where barely any women live and are used as a leverage to allow humans to continue digging up the metal that they ca...

2:31 AM
Q: what abilities gained by thanos when he donn the uru gloves

world PeaceIn mcu We know mjolnir has magical properties and it had chanelled thor's power. And also it gave captain america the power to control lightning. Also i think stormbreaker has also the same feature (without the odin spell) becuase it revitlaize thor when he was about to die. And also captain amer...

2:55 AM
Q: Manga about a girl who lost her mom

RachelA long time ago I read a manga and I can’t remember what it’s called. I remember that it starts with a girl who lives with her mom in the mountains and one day her mom dies while it’s snowing. There is a cat there too and she thinks it knew her mom was dying. From the shock of her moms death her ...

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6:24 AM
Q: Sci-fi short story about not getting into cars with strangers

Rand al'ThorI read this story in English in the 2000s (although it was probably much older), in a collection or anthology of several short stories by different authors; I think the collections may have been called something along the lines of "Tales of Mystery and Horror". It also included Roald Dahl's "The ...

7:23 AM
Q: Exact formulation of Order 66

Shade "Under this directive, any and all Jedi leadership must be executed for treason against the Republic. Any soldier that does not comply with the order will also be executed for treason." Clone Commander Rex to his men during the implementation of Order 66 From Wookiepedia article on Order 66 So,...

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9:00 AM
Q: What was Isaac keeping that night creature on a leash?

Nikita NeganovIn Castlevania season 2 episode 8 "End Times", Isaac is confronted with several people who intend to enslave and sell him. After killing them and forging into night creatures, he is shown keeping their leader on a leash? Why does he do that? It is repeated several times in the show that forged cr...

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11:27 AM
Q: Movie where a group of kids competing in what looks like "robot wars" meet aliens who watch black&white looney tunes?

user179283So I asked a similar question to this awhile ago and was told I was thinking of "Arena". I watched Arena yesterday and it brought me much joy but sadly it was not Arena that I was trying to remember. Some points to mention though: arena has a similar synth instrumentation especially in the openi...

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12:40 PM
Q: Manhwa/Manghwa where every time the main characters try to commit suicide they exchange bodies

vixxI saw someone recommending it on TikTok but I never got to search it up and I can’t remember the title. The main female character was blonde, there was a black haired guy and also a blonde one dressed as a prince. Apparently every time they try to commit suicide they exchange bodies (the female l...

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2:18 PM
Q: What would this character gain by killing Kat?

Naomi. JAt the end of the movie Tenet (2020), Priya tries to assassinate Kat but Protagonist saves her. What's the benefit for Priya if she succeeds in killing Kat?

[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Few unique characters in answer, repeating characters in answer (168): Why was Arcanine with the Legendary Birds in Veridian City in Pokémon Origins? by rsfgjmkc on scifi.SE
2:43 PM
Q: Cyber punk film (80-90's) where a girl escapes under a fence by removing a disc from her spine

Alberto Diego SeemayerWhen she tries to escape, someone is helping her, but finally if I remember correctly she is caught. I think she was in some kind of prison city or she was a slave to the system, and that spinal disc is what keeps her tied to this place.

Greetings, Earthlings.
@Donald.McLean 0110001001101100011001010110010101110000 0110001001101100011011110110111101110000
I can actually read that.
hah! I say bleep bloop in response so often, I was getting bored of it
@AncientSwordRage But you still said it anyway? *scratches head*
@Donald.McLean Ahoy!
@Donald.McLean Can you read it directly as a bit stream, or did you need to break it into octets? (I had to do the latter; I couldn't keep my place otherwise.)
3:00 PM
@DavidW bored of not putting it into binary
@DavidW I had to break it into octets. I'm not any kind of AI.
I did just finish a book where one of the two main characters is an AI. It was a fun read, if you like YA. goodreads.com/book/show/41556068-catfishing-on-catnet
@Donald.McLean I dunno, maybe you've spent so many years staring at bitstreams coming from equipment you're debugging that you can read the bits. Like the operators back in the early years of computers who could tell what job was running from the lights on the front panel...
No, my brain isn't wired like that, which is why I couldn't copy Morse code faster than 16 WPM or type faster than 35 WPM, but I can retrain myself to type on an alternate keyboard.
3:17 PM
@Donald.McLean sounds very interesting
@Donald.McLean what keyboard?
I can't remember what it's called but it was invented by a famous efficiency expert.
And I'm too lazy to google it.
Dvorak? Colmac?
I tried that one once on my phone. and I got on with it for a while
Back in the day, if you were careful and understood what you were doing, you could byte edit the system files on the Mac to change the keyboard layout.
3:25 PM
uh huh
I did it more because I could than because it was a good idea.
I've never used a mac, but I think that's more easy to do these days on linux and windows as well
The system was a lot smaller - you could boot from a 1.4MB floppy.
oh cool, I definitely remember having to install things on floppies as a kid
never paid attention as to how big they were
Q: Is there a specific rule for a socketed Infinity Stone's weapon to be able to unleash the power of the stone?

world PeaceIn MCU, we have seen Infinity Stone/s socketed to a hammer like rod, a gauntlet, Stark suit, a Scepter, the Orb, etc. And so is there specific material or rule for the Stones to attached to be able to use its power? Ronan was able to use the Power Stone just by holding the handle of his Cosmi-Rod...

3:33 PM
Shortly after I got it, I sprung for a high speed 20MB hard drive. After I loaded everything I had on it, it still had more than 15MB of free space. I wondered how I was going to fill up ALL THAT SPACE.
You never will
3:56 PM
Q: What was the original relation between Luke Skywalker and his aunt and uncle?

Sophie the Jedi KnightIn the original Star Wars movie, Luke lives with Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, who talk about how Luke is like his father. When Luke discovers that Vader is his father in ESB, and then tells Leia, it is implied that Leia was raised by their mother who Luke never knew. Obviously, this is not how the ...

4:09 PM
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4:20 PM
Q: What kind of virus is Thrax from Osmosis Jones?

mammifereviolet4694I have three theories (or hypotheses if you want). Thrax is the rabies virus (because he attacks the brain) (also, he hates being compared to the ebolavirus, and ebolaviruses and rabies virus both belong to the Mononegavirales order); Thrax is a cytomegalovirus that has become lethal (because cy...

Q: To what extent are Wolverine's claws indestructible?

world PeaceIt's said that Wolverine's Adamantium claws are indestructible. However, when he rubs his claws against each other, it creates sparks. Don't sparks represent damage/chipping? Are Wolverine's claws truly indestructible?

5:04 PM
@Marvin They are warrantied for 5 years or 10,000 uses, whichever comes first.
5:58 PM
Q: When did Poe run spice?

Sophie the Jedi KnightIn The Rise of Skywalker, it's said that Poe was a spice runner at some point in the past. When exactly was this? His parents were both original members of the Rebellion; when did he slip out to sell drugs? Is this in the Freefall book? The movie made it seem like this was an extended period ...

Q: does exposing in quantum particles makes you evlove

world Peacei think exposure of quantum particles makes a person evolve in ant man 2 in end game. did it release quantum particles when the van exploded

Q: Childrens / YA book - Train travel across alien planet

MikeI read a book (I remember vivid illustrations on each page) in the early / mid-80's. Plot line is along the lines of landed on a planet and a machine (I think was called RAAG or RAG?) then went a built a railway line across the landscape. This railway line then cut through alien cities / civiliza...

Q: Why did this character accept the Darksaber?

Sophie the Jedi Knightspoilers for TCW, Rebels, and Mandalorian season 2 The Darksaber is established as being forged by Tarre Vizsla and then passed down through the Vizsla clan. This shows that the Darksaber can be peacefully passed, and it stayed within the Vizsla line, as Pre Vizsla is the one wielding it in TCW....

6:47 PM
Q: Publishing error in American edition of The Lord of the Rings

BradyI am working on a research project about The Lord of the Rings and my English teacher mentioned some sort of publishing error when the books were being sent to the US for publishing. She has further hinted that it wasn't the copyright/lawsuit issues that it also encountered. Does anyone know anyt...

7:41 PM
Night  Raiders looks like a very interesting film
8:24 PM
Q: In Rayman 2: The Great Escape, why doesn't the Fourth Mask of Polokus have a Guardian?

mammifereviolet4694When I say the Fourth Mask of Polokus does not have a guardian, I mean the non-PlayStation 2 versions (In Rayman Revolution, there is a guardian: Grolem 13) (Rayman Revolution on the PS2 is essentially a director's cut of three of the previous editions: N64, PC, and DC) (at the opposite, Rayman 2...

Q: what is your best novel/manga that you have read

Sioud Abdouwhat is your favorite manga/novel the purpose of this question is to make a list of great mangas and novels so everyone can share his experience and opinion (dont mention more than 3 in novels/mangas so anyone has a chance) of-course the tags will be on fantasy-fiction-action.. (sorry for bad eng...

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10:02 PM
Q: Why didn't Luke know about Anakin Skywalker?

Sophie the Jedi KnightIn A New Hope, Luke only knows about his father from what he's heard from Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, which isn't much. When he learns from Obi-Wan that he and Anakin were fighters in the Clone Wars, Luke's shocked because he's never heard that before. Has Luke never heard of Obi-Wan and Anakin as...


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