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Q: 90s Animation Teens Car Robot VR

JessTeens jump into car interior or perhaps engine bays. This servers them as a portal into virtual reality. There they themselves turn into robot versions of the cars and fight for some reason or another. I believe the show is American and from the 90s in that it resembles the animation style of Reb...

 
2:37 AM
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Q: Book about a girl who meets a ghost boy, goes to magic school and meets a werewolf who wears a red cloak

Catherine S.I remember reading this book where a girl befriends a guy, but he turns out to be a ghost because he died a long time ago. The girl goes off to a school to learn magic and befriends another guy who turns into a werewolf? He wears a red cloak and goes on the roof to be a warning signal to other mo...

 
 
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6:44 AM
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Q: A SF novel about a boy sold at a slave auction in a spaceport

AlfredI read this at least 20 years ago. I read it in a rather slim paperback in French, a novel but rather short, and probably a translation. I only remember the beginning. In a spaceport in a polity where slavery is allowed, there is a slave auction. Strong men who can do hard work, on the one hand, ...

 
7:26 AM
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Q: Was there a reason to believe Planetina would stop murdering people?

releseabeIn A Rickconvient Mort, Morty finds an incredible attractive serious girlfriend in a superhero who is an equally serious environmentalist. It is this latter aspect of her that causes Planetina to murder 300 miners and this causes Morty to break up with her even though he himself in the episode ha...

 
 
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10:17 AM
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Q: Do the arm movements of the woman in 73 Yards mean anything?

OrangeDogThroughout the episode, the figure of the old woman is looping a series of movements. Is this some sort of sign language, or have any other standard meaning, or has been explained by the production team?

 
 
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11:41 AM
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Q: Why do the Ares missions not use a lower pressure pure O2 atmosphere?

FZsI just re-read the book The Martian, and a question came to mind: Why did the Ares missions use a 1 atm nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere instead of a lower pressure pure oxygen one? AFAIK, pure oxygen is harmful to humans only when the partial pressure is higher than that on Earth. In fact, many real w...

 
 
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12:44 PM
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Q: Trilogy that was downloaded on a Nook back in 2010 ish

BuckeyeSullyThe trilogy is about a boy who was trapped in a video game that his mom bought for him. During this trilogy, he becomes magically stuck inside the game and finds out a girl from his same high school is also stuck in the game. They befriend a Roman legionnaire named (Markus?) and are attempting to...

 
 
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3:35 PM
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Q: Trek inconsistency? The ship's computer can generate cool, slick, self aware holodeck characters

Jess Fuckett...while Mr. Data acts like a bewildered, autistic geek (similar to myself). But computer generated behavior of holodeck characters is so smooth and subtle and perfect that it fools everybody. Data, on the other hand, could barely pass Alan Turing's original test on a model 33 teletype. How come...

 
 
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5:21 PM
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Q: Short story in which an alien rewards spare parts with new teeth

Roberto StupidoI read the story many years ago as one of several others in a SF short story collection book, probably in the 70th. An alien comes to visit an elderly man at his house and asks for some electrical parts in order to repair its ship. The guy eventually helps him by allowing him to harvest the inner...

 
 
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8:13 PM
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Q: Movie which starts with a giant human coming out of a giant box-like space ship

ParisSo back in 2018 I watched this movie that at the start there was this like giant box space ship and then at some point it opened and like a giant human came out of it

 
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Q: O. Looking for Henry short story about poor young man in New York, robs a bank to live indulgently before his suicide

Regina CoeliI cannot remember the title, but the scenes are very vivid: a poor young man finds employment at a bank (in New York? It is Winter...). Every evening he passes the lit windows of restaurants filled with the rich, stores filled with jewels and fine clothing. He robs the bank, uses the funds to exp...

 
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posted on May 30, 2024 by Zach Weinersmith

Click here to go see the bonus panel!Hovertext: I learned today that the etymological roots of the word anatomy mean cutting up. Today's News:

 
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Q: What is the first science-fiction film that features the Silence Group?

BingoAccording to Donald Keyhoe, author of "The Flying Saucer Conspiracy," the phrase "Silence Group" has been used in UFO circles since the early 1950s. Wikipedia (entry: UFO Conspiracy Theories) mentions Keyhoe and his book, which specifically accused elements of the US government of conspiring to c...

 

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