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12:17 AM
Q: I need help with finding a particular harry x hermione fanfiction

ilaIt's years back and I forgot the title of the fanfic. It was a very short fanfic, less than 10 chapters I think and it's not finished / barely started. All I remember is that Hermione found out that she was expecting Harry's child during the war, so she left the Wizarding World to protect her un...

12:47 AM
Q: Searching title of sci fi novel

Marcus MahoneyNovel with male protagonist who is lead to discoveries of alien engineering of solar system planets by an enigmatic Japanese? Woman...crystal 'flower' on moon, one planet has bands of metal that turn it into an engine...male protagonist eventually has his mind installed in robot that tends a gian...

1:03 AM
Q: Forgot the name of the short story, about angel killing a man

Heng Bengi recently remembered a short story i read a very long time ago maybe 7 years ago or more. It was given to us by our teacher so i dont know where it comes from. In the story a man is thinking about commuting suicide. However an angel comes and interrupts him. The man tells him his life story. T...

1:49 AM
Q: Searching for a book...late 70's or early 80's

GaylaThis may sound random as I am relying on memories of a book. There were only women left on the Earth. Someone found male DNA and there was a battle over whether they wanted to produce a male child. I don't remember much, but I remember someone left the lab with with the DNA. I would love to see w...

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3:54 AM
Q: Why wasn't Dr. Pulaski beamed off the holodeck?

CraigIn "Elementary, Dear Data", Dr. Pulaski is held hostage on the holodeck by Moriarty. Why don't they just beam her off the holodeck?

4:08 AM
4:32 AM
@Jenayah "il vient par ici quelque maudit"
That's what the play has there in French, anyway.
5:28 AM
Q: I am trying to remember the title of a short story

Michael LesserThe story involves a group of scientists that visit a planet where much of the surface is covered with life forms that are something like hexagonal tiles with insect like or crab like legs. The scientists discover they communicate by the way their edges interact with one another. Eventually, they...

Q: Anyone have strange experiences by walking distances with rare books?

openInventFor example "I like long walks on the beach with the Aniol Stroz and then objects "deluce" magically appearing into your world" Do you think the bible is a time travel artefact (i like this misspelling its used in Assassins Creed I think refer to sattellites in space from other dimensions)? If ...

5:59 AM
Q: Was V'ger (the Yoyager 6 space probe) the beginning of the Borg collective in Star Trek

RussIn Star Trek: The Motion Picture, an entity named V'ger shows up wreaking havoc in the Sol System. Through some inquiry, investigation and risk taking, the Enterprise crew figures out that it is in fact NASA's Voyager space probe, which had met a machine race somewhere in deep space (possibly ...

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7:07 AM
@Marvin down vote and delete.
Needs one more down vote to be able to delete, I think.
@Marvin the heck
@SQB done + delvoted
Needs another delete vote, I think.
Their other question was quite normal.
Q: Book with a Troll girl, treeclub, with talking sun and castrated husband deserted father carcass?

openInventAnyone know of this book, I thought it was called The Last Simolean but it's like unexisted now? There's like an Amazon lady that bonks her head and like ends up a troll after being haunted by a talking sun, and a troll queen who uses her father's corpse' penis or something and there's a part ab...

7:25 AM
How was this not deleted as NaA? scifi.stackexchange.com/a/197375/19561
That shouldn't have passed review.
7:54 AM
Guessing it never got flagged for some odd reason
8:32 AM
It went through the Late Answers and the First Posts queue.
Aye, I'm surprised Bella didn't flag it
Q: Can Thor not sense other superpowered beings?

GaiusFrom Avengers: Infinity War: Quill: Wait, what kinda weapon are we talking about here? Thor: The Thanos-killing kind. Quill: Don't you think that we should all have a weapon like that? Thor: No. You simply lack the strength to wield them. Your bodies would crumble as you...

9:04 AM
@Adamant alright, duly noted :)
9:19 AM
Off-topic and... Conspiracy theory? :P scifi.stackexchange.com/q/197394/98028
Q: Good books on time travel genre?? I liked anime the girl who lept thru time and 12 Monkeys and Milenium Movies

openInventCan you recommend a good book or better yet Instead of RenPy video game or anime with time travel genre? PS you think the Sauron Rings of JRR Tolkien may refer to saturn rings or The two towers being a pre 911 hint like the first in the Path To Paradise movie

@Marvin you're slow, Marvin
hey o/
To be fair quite quick for him
Oi Ankit!
9:24 AM
Lol starboard still full of
@Jenayah bots are really unbelievably slow sometimes
@AnkitSharma the Meta not is the worst here
Is it? I thought Zaphod was slower
Meh granted we have like six bots and only three are really active
@TheLethalCarrot dunno. Ask a meta question and set a bounty at the same time to check? ;P
@Jenayah moviereel is mostly average speed but sometime get more slow
Why daily floof is not daily thing O.o
'cause someone needs to find the floof
9:28 AM
Look @TheLethalCarrot, Firefox is taking care of your predators
Ahhh good ol' FireFox
Ankit would you mind posting a link message reading something like daily floof dateToday, firefox being TheLethalCarrot's guardian angel ? :P
9:51 AM
@Jenayah most are feeds, actually.
Q: Fantasy book where two magicians travel to many worlds while being chased?

ThorneNichI remember reading this book some years ago, probably like ten or twelve. In it, two magicians: I think it was a mind magician and maybe a necromancer, are on the run from some big bad (probably a monster of some sort), and they travel to and from many different worlds, while trying to get away...

10:10 AM
@SQB yeah they're feeds bots :p
> "Feed the bots, tuppence a bag"
@SQB Don't feed the trolls, feed the bot instead
Poor trolls! All they wanted was some mutton.
hmmmm mutton chops
> "All I wanted was a Pepsi! And she wouldn't give it to me! Just one Pepsi!"
11:02 AM
Oh, NSFW ending, depending on your work.
@SQB meh needs a Google login anyway
got one but you know... Lazy :p
Ahahah Impulse drving Riddler crazy is golden
11:56 AM
Q: Who taught Kylo Ren to bleed his lightsaber?

BooleanWho taught Kylo Ren how to bleed his lightsaber. Did he read about it in former Sith writings, did Snoke teach him (which seems unlikely considering Snoke is not seen with a lightsaber of his own), or did Ren teach himself? Who taught Kylo Ren how to bleed his lightsaber?

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1:34 PM
Greetings, Earthlings.
@Donald.McLean greetings, Hubble guy!
2:00 PM
Q: What would have happened if Thanos' snap in front of you?

Vipul SharmaWhat do you think would have happened if Thanos' snap had happened in front of you? What steps would you take as a Avenger to undo the snap and its effects? You can bring in ideas and characters from the Marvel Comics and movies like the Quantum Realm and Infinity Stones. Hope to get some really ...

Q: Shielding in Star Wars: X-Wing vs new TIEs

T. GawędaAs we can see in this fragment of an X-Wing during the trench run: An X-Wing with shields set to "all power to rear" is able to block a few shots. After this, it must be evacuated or will be destroyed. However, in Star Wars Rebels we can see that TIE Defender gets 2 direct hits and is still ...

2:31 PM
Q: Short Story involving Time Travel, Origin of Man, and Ancient Enemy

Mike BI'm looking for a short story that involved time travel, looking for and finding the origins of mankind, and an Ancient Enemy. It was one of several short stories published in one of those monthly "Amazing Stories" that used to be popular so long ago (the '70s for this tale). The plot, inasmuch ...

3:02 PM
Q: Story Identification : 3 books (?) about advanced civ, wormholes portals

user106515I'm trying to remember a good book, maybe divided by three volumes, about a future human society I remember that it starts with the first human mission to Mars, where the astronauts land just to discover two guys in their 20-ish just build some kind of portal and managed to get on Mars from their...

Relevant to yesterday's discussion: this scifi.stackexchange.com/a/17413/98028 seems to present the Bible as fictional (Genesis is kind of the Bible, right?). Has it been around simply because it's an old post or am I missing something?
Looks to be still around cos of its age more than anything else
I mean it is heavily downvoted
VTD #2 cast
aaaaaaaaaand it's gone!
annnnnddddddd is gone
3:14 PM
@Marvin This got an insta DV :/
Another one I missed.
It was from 2012
@Jenayah Genesis is the first book of the Bible.
3:16 PM
@Alex unfortunately there was too much for me to give you a full report :p
@Alex alright!
@Jenayah Oh well, I'll just have to get faster at clicking.
OR you guys can get slower at deleting.
@Alex or get to 10k
@Jenayah That's an option.
But there haven't been recent Harry Potter questions to answer.
3:18 PM
@Alex answer old ones
Though English Language Learning seems to have a disproportionate amount of such questions:
Q: How to understand "Ginny's things second-hand" in this context?

dan "Well, we'll mange," said Mrs Weasley, but she looked worried. "I expect we'll be able to pick up a lot of Ginny's things second-hand." I think "pick up" here means "to buy". However, Ginny's things second-hand looks odd. Maybe, second-hand, as an adjective, is used as a complement? Otherwis...

browse through story-id questions
There's been more than GoT/ASOIAF ones
or Artemis Fowl ones
@Jenayah And that will get me reputation? Unlikely.
@Jenayah There's only a handful of those.
@Jenayah Not really my area of expertise.
Though there were a couple of old Asimov ones that I knew.
3:19 PM
@Alex nah but maybe you'll end up on something you know without having to search for
@TheLethalCarrot I don't count fanfiction questions as Harry Potter questions.
Were they fan fiction like? I only looked at the times of recent HP Qs not what they were
Though even without those I bet there's still been more HP ones
@TheLethalCarrot The last six questions were: 2 which I answered, 2 fanfiction, 1 about a movie line, and 1 duplicate.
that covers the last three days.
3 questions in 2 days and you're complaining? Oh my sweet summer child
still more questions than Venom :P
3:23 PM
Still more questions than most tags
@TheLethalCarrot yeah at least there is enough HP to go around
instead friends fighting friends for scraps
True, though to be fair the OP didn't like my answer to this one so there's some room in the ring for you to hop in
@TheLethalCarrot The duplicate doesn’t count because I can’t answer it.
GoT has only had 3 Qs this month with 5 last :(
@Alex Hence the 3
One of the ones I answered got no attention because a different answer was already popular.
So that leaves me with one answer from three days ago.
@TheLethalCarrot Did I forget to menntion I don’t count the movie one either?
3:28 PM
@TheLethalCarrot how do you know? They didn't comment
nor accepted but still
I may have linked the wrong one :P
@Alex I guessed as much when you started explaining but 2 in 3 days is still alright
Nah, there should be at least one answerable question per day.
Even then it would take over a year to get a Gold Badge.
Per tag? The only place that gets that is SO
Well only if you answer new stuff
Harry Potter Overflow?
@Alex lol
@RDFozz spot on mate, spot on. I simply hadn't read far enough ;)
3:33 PM
Though I guess there is only a finite amount of questions that can exist. And many of them already do.
HP is one of the few works that keeps generating questions
You should be glad it gets the number of them it does
I am. But it’s not enough work.
There I finished cleaning up [the-flash] -[dc] questions :p
I suspect GoT questions are more common when new episodes of the show are coming out.
while getting to answer the last one so y'know that's great :p
Next is BTTF
3:36 PM
@RDFozz Oh it's slaughter when the show is on
@RDFozz or the last book in the series, isn't it, @TheLethalCarrot? ;D
"two" more to go
Ah? I thought it was only one
There's at least one more book. I've only read the first - waiting for GRRM to finish it (or Brandon Sanderson, whoever :-) )
Though if you're still holding out hope for them ever to be published you're stronger than most
3:38 PM
who, me? I don't read those, I was just taunting you :p
The general "you"
I.e. me.
See, that's why I wait for these hideously long things.
Anyway, there's a lot of dishes in the sink which have to be cleaned, and I don't want to do it, so I'm going to do the groceries instead, this way when the roommates come back they'll feel compelled to do the boring dishwashing. See you later! :p
@RDFozz You'll be waiting forever I doubt they'll ever get finished
3:40 PM
Good luck with that! Maybe pick up some new dishes too!
@Jenayah Don’t get the wrong thing this time.
Well I mean there's two trains of thought at the moment: 1) they'll never get done 2) he'll release them when S8 finishes
You saw the reference to Sanderson, right? The guy who finished Robert Jordan's epic when he died.
Wheel of Time! Blanked on the name for a second.
Oh I'm not familiar with WoT so went over my head haha
It's why the rabid fans get upset when they see GRRM doing anything else. They're afraid he'll shuffle off this mortal coil without finishing.
3:44 PM
Well I mean it is a very likely danger
"Who said you could write something else!"
I bet he has finished the whole series
he is just waiting
I admit, he doesn't look like the world's healthiest individual. Not that I can talk.
I thought you'd moved over to the "lost out on all hope" camp Skoob?
did i?
@RDFozz haha and he'd give a big ol' F--- You (
3:45 PM
Maybe that was Aeg
At least we have F&B Vol 1 this year
@Skooba If you're taking suggestions, move over to the "give everyone on chat today five bucks" camp!
@RDFozz I'll grab my rifle :p
Still got ~1 month to wait though
4:06 PM
@Alex nah it's not the Russian supermarket I'm going to ;)
@RDFozz nah, that's cheating :D
4:20 PM
Q: Can a character come to exist or be conceived out of time travel?

Darth LockeIn Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the character Delphini is introduced as being the love child of Voldermort and Bellatrix Lastrange. The wiki cites and there are also other well-researched speculations that suggest that she was conceived in 1998 and before the Battle of Hogwarts, making the...

4:40 PM
@RDFozz Donald Knuth too.
@SQB What's he writing/working on?
Is this something like Randal Schwartz and Perl 6?
Or it is Larry Wall?
The Art of Computer Programming (sometimes known by its initials TAOCP) is a comprehensive monograph written by Donald Knuth that covers many kinds of programming algorithms and their analysis. Knuth began the project, originally conceived as a single book with twelve chapters, in 1962. The first three volumes of what was then expected to be a seven-volume set were published in 1968, 1969, and 1973. The first published installment of Volume 4 appeared in paperback as Fascicle 2 in 2005. The hardback Volume 4A, combining Volume 4, Fascicles 0–4, was published in 2011. Volume 4, Fascicle 6 ("...
He has written volumes 1 through 4A. Volumes 4B through 7 are planned.
Q: SF Novel 2016 or 2017. Spaceship mission, time travel

HotscotI recall reading about a new sf book published in the last couple of years. I seem to remember that it maybe involved the discovery of a spaceship and that there was a time travel element. I believe I read about it on i09 first but I can't locate it.

@SQB I guess Martin at least has the advantage of writing about a world he created, rather than one that moves forward even when he's not writing about it. I'd have to think there's more stuff to write about today than there was in, say, 1982.
Knuth is writing about the basic principles. Those haven't changed much.
Still, he needs to finish it.
4:56 PM
@Marvin This is not quite the type of question I was asking for above. But I did post an answer. I'm not even sure my answer makes sense, though. It's seems like more philosophy than Harry Potter.
@Alex I was just about to remark that it's a very good answer.
@SQB Thanks.
@Alex I admit, I voted to close it (if for no other reason than I'm pretty sure that same question was asked recently, without much change), then I read your answer, and voted to reopen. I'm not sure I agree with parts of your answer, but it is good, and mostly seems in keeping with the rest of HP.
@RDFozz Thanks.
Q: Picture of Henry Victor as the Saxon Warrior in The Mummy

PalliserIn the classic horror-fantasy film The Mummy (1932), it is well known that there were several filmed scenes of the different eras where the princess Ankh-es-en-amon reincarnated but for reasons of time they were discarded before the film was released. It seems that film silent actor Henry Victor,...

5:20 PM
@Marvin a good out-of-universe-in-another example is " '—All You Zombies—' " by Heinlein, in which (spoilers, stop reading here!) the protagonist is their own mother and father.
Q: A man on a work project in West Africa asks me for 2000 - is this a scam?

PoptartA man that I met on Facebook was called to do a job in West Africa. He got there and found out that there is a problem with his Swiss bank account. He needs 2000 to finish the job so he can come home. He gave me the account numbers so I could check and the account says that he has 40,000,000 ! ...

I don't know, is it? /s
Can we set up a bot that answers "Yes, this is a scam" to every question containing the text is this a scam and closes it as a duplicate? — Matthew Read yesterday
5:39 PM
@SQB No wonder the Hooters told them to hide their faces! :-)
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6:44 PM
@Alex That was really bad math.
Or, rather, it was me thinking that a Gold Badge requires 400 answers instead of 200 answers.
7:12 PM
@Alex which is consistent, when talking about JKR.
@Jenayah Yeah, I was going to say that I've posted enough on Harry Potter questions involving numbers that it must have rubbed off on me.
But I realized that it wasn't actually math in this case.
I think I was confusing the number of answers necessary for a Gold Badge with the number of answers I posted on Mi Yodeya.
meh in JKR's mind I'm pretty sure if there's numbers it's math, period
@Jenayah Fair enough.
Q: Have there been any "Is this a scam?" questions that the answer was "No"?

BlackThornI think most here would agree that whenever someone asks Is this a scam, the answer is almost certainly, Yes, this is a scam. Have there been any instances of questions like these where the answer was actually, No?

@Jenayah Does the second answer there even remotely address the question?
7:22 PM
@Alex in answerer's mind maybe
@Jenayah I'm wondering if I should join the site to flag it.
Is there even a Not an answer flag for Meta?
@Alex without even checking I'd say it should
and now that I've check, there is
though there's no VLQ flag
@Jenayah I just cheched; there is.
Answer flagged.
7:28 PM
been around for a while tho
@Jenayah My flags care not for age.
@Alex so they're like good whisky? :P
@Jenayah Can't say I know enough about Whiskey.
Though I may ask a question soon on alcohol.stackexchange.com
@Alex I know it's made out of some plant and the older is suppsoedly the better
@Jenayah Whisky or whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Various grains (which may be malted) are used for different varieties, including barley, corn (maize), rye, and wheat. Whisky is typically aged in wooden casks, generally made of charred white oak.
7:38 PM
yeah it's stuff made with plants :P
7:59 PM
@Alex I've earned 90 rep there (above my bonus) for asking about dubbel and tripels.
@SQB what are those?
@SQB Maybe you can answer the question then.
@Jenayah beers. Specifically, abbey beers.
@Alex which one?
@SQB I know abbey road but I don't know abbey beers
@SQB I haven't asked it yet.
But it's the example question mentioned in this Meta post:
Q: Is fact-checking Judaism on-topic?

AlexSuppose a Jewish text says something. Suppose this something relates to some factual reality. Suppose I wonder whether the something is actually true. Would it be on topic to ask about it on Mi Yodeya? Let's take a simple example to illustrate this: The Talmud (Berachot 35b) states: וחמרא מ...

8:01 PM
Beer in Belgium varies from pale lager to amber ales, lambic beers, Flemish red ales, sour brown ales, strong ales and stouts. In 2016, there were approximately 224 active breweries in Belgium, including international companies, such as AB InBev, and traditional breweries including Trappist monasteries.On average, Belgians drink 84 litres of beer each year, down from around 200 each year in 1900. Most beers are bought or served in bottles, rather than cans, and almost every beer has its own branded, sometimes uniquely shaped, glass. In 2016, UNESCO inscribed Belgian beer culture on their list...
Originally, brewed by monks.
Trappist has to be brewed by Trappist monks, in a Trappist abbey.
The rules are less strict for other abbey beers.
Basically, if you shake hands with a monk once a year, you're good.
Ah. I may shake hands with the next monk I encounter, then. Might be worth a line on my résumé
I don't drink alcohol at all, actually
8:10 PM
@Mithrandir why is it a fire fox, that's a red panda :|
But cute nonetheless, 10/10
@Jenayah What's the legal age in France?
@Gallifreyan isn't that the same thing?
@Alex no idea
for buying I'd say 18, the adulthood legal age
@Jenayah So it's not because you're not able to.
for drinking well if it's in the family or stuff you shouldn't have the cops coming down on you for a beer at 16
@Jenayah Never heard red pandas being called fire foxes
8:15 PM
@Alex no I'm past 18
@Jenayah Yeah, I believe you've said you're 20. So if the age was, say, 21 then you wouldn't.
@Alex isn't 21 the US drinking age?
probably some other countries too
@Jenayah Yes, but I'm pretty sure yo don't live there.
@Alex indeed
I checked, it's indeed 18 for buying and drinking
Meh obviously that's not always applied
good luck trying to regulate 13+ years old kids not to drink... It's a pity, though
Q: Old fantasy/horror tv series identification

OZMANDIASTV Series Identification: Each episode tells an isolated and closed story of light terror/fantasy, much like the style of "Tales from the Crypt" (or this way I remember, I was younger). In one episode a writer invokes a demon, holds him in a circle of protection and forces him to help to write ...

8:38 PM
Oh well, there are more Game of Thrones questions than I expected.
Although "109 questions this year" vs. "80 this month" for H.P, there's still room for improvement.
Q: Fantasy or sci-fi book involving cats and their philosophy

KyttieI read the book mid to late 90s and it seemed a bit old then so could have been published late 70s or 80s as well as 90s. My guess would be mid to late 80s. The title was something unusual and not easy to remember. Some kinda fantasy or sci-fi type words involved. The cover was bright with vi...

Q: An anime with necklaces with crystals to summon monsters

ImBunnyThere's an anime I watched around 2008-2010, the main characters use crystals to summon monsters to fight. All I can remember is the main characters appearances: one was a red hair male middle age one teen blond guy one teen girl

@lephe A good quarter of the Harry Potter ones are either closed or about peripheral works or fanfiction.
@Marvin Oh damn, I've seen that one.
@Alex Is it supposed to be an unusually high rate?
@lephe Hard to know..
8:49 PM
@Marvin I've identified Huntik three times. This time OP did leave a comment it was the right one. I hope they accept but I'm kidding myself am I :P
A: An anime with necklaces with crystals to summon monsters

JenayahProbably Huntik, an American-Italian cartoon aired between 2009 and 2012. The blonde guy, Lok, goes to school in Italy. The middle-aged, red-haired guy is Dante, one of the Seekers; Seekers can summon creatures known as the Titans, and Dante particularly can summon Caliban, as he does in the f...

A: Animated show with character who has a stone that summons creatures

JenayahProbably Huntik, an American-Italian cartoon aired between 2009 and 2012. I remember the main character is a young blond boy who goes to school in, if I remember correctly, a European country. The blonde guy, Lok, goes to school in Italy. He finds a stone(?) that his father hid i...

A: Its a fantasy cartoon show which was aired in India around 2005-12

JenayahMaybe Huntik (2009-2012)? According to Wikipedia, In India, the series' first season aired on Disney XD (India) in 2010. There's Lok, the blonde guy who discovered his father's amulet. While studying with a friend, it is revealed that his father, who was missing, may be alive. Lok and ...

^ Huntik-id master
For a show I never watched ahahah
@Jenayah Create a tag, and give yourself a badge.
@Alex we don't put work tags on ID questions
@Jenayah Well, yeah, that would kind of defeat the purpose.
@Alex It would be fun (if they were added afterwards) to check out the most frequent answers to ID questions.
@lephe I wrote a Meta post on another site suggesting tags for answers, but nobody seemed to think it was a good idea.
8:56 PM
Q: Should we tag (solved) story identification questions with the name of the author / property?

DimaIf an identification question has an accepted answer, it would make sense to tag it with the authors name. Or should we not tag it and leave it as a sort of trivia question for others?

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