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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 13th, 2018, 10:51 pm

Citizen Kane is commonly considered the first film with retrospection.
Does The Decameron qualify?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 14th, 2018, 11:25 am

At school we did this short story; Bierce describes the flashback as if it were now>

 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 14th, 2018, 11:51 am

katastrofa wrote:
Does The Decameron qualify?

Not sure! It is pure escapism and just passing time.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 30th, 2018, 10:33 pm

Why do people always leave fridge doors open on TV and in movies? It even happened in an episode of Mr Bean (cartoon version) I was watching yesterday.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 31st, 2018, 2:02 am

Paul wrote:
Why do people always leave fridge doors open on TV and in movies? It even happened in an episode of Mr Bean (cartoon version) I was watching yesterday.

Maybe because it's even a cheaper way to show how rich and successful they are than using plastic bags?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 31st, 2018, 5:26 am

katastrofa wrote:
Paul wrote:
Why do people always leave fridge doors open on TV and in movies? It even happened in an episode of Mr Bean (cartoon version) I was watching yesterday.

Maybe because it's even a cheaper way to show how rich and successful they are than using plastic bags?

Haha! Or maybe they’re in the ALF and want to free all the animals! The ham, the chicken, the T-bone!
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 31st, 2018, 8:41 am

Paul wrote:
Why do people always leave fridge doors open on TV and in movies? It even happened in an episode of Mr Bean (cartoon version) I was watching yesterday.

It's what the sponsors want.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 31st, 2018, 9:18 am

Cuchulainn wrote:
Paul wrote:
Why do people always leave fridge doors open on TV and in movies? It even happened in an episode of Mr Bean (cartoon version) I was watching yesterday.

It's what the sponsors want.

Wrong.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 31st, 2018, 10:09 am

Paul wrote:
Cuchulainn wrote:
Paul wrote:
Why do people always leave fridge doors open on TV and in movies? It even happened in an episode of Mr Bean (cartoon version) I was watching yesterday.

It's what the sponsors want.

Wrong.

More sinister? It will halt global warming, right?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 31st, 2018, 10:27 am

Nice one...combats the effect of the fridge's CFCs on the ozone layer. 

It's one of those things that actors/directors do:
1. Drinking from cups that are clearly empty
2. Not ever closing doors (of fridges or generally)
3. Never saying "Bye" before hanging up the 'phone
4. Never getting change when buying something 
etc.

Then there are things that actors/directors do to illustrate a point:
1. I am very hungry so I am holding my spoon like a child
2. I'm in a hurry and have to save the world so I'll do a little skip thing before running
and so on.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 31st, 2018, 10:47 am

and there is always a free parking space by their building!
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 31st, 2018, 10:50 am

tagoma wrote:
and there is always a free parking space by their building!

And the car chases always happen in completely deserted underground car parks...never outside Waitrose!
But that's different, that's a practicality issue. There's no practicality issue in the fridge situation or holding a spoon. (I'll resist my usual comments about American eating habits.)
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 31st, 2018, 11:06 am

5. Every time John Wayne visits a ranch, coffee is always on the brew.
6. Never see James Bond buying plane tickets.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 31st, 2018, 8:24 pm

what is preferable to use in document \(\arcsin(x)\) or \(\sin^{-1}(x)\) ? because they mean the same....

I want my document as readable as possible.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

January 31st, 2018, 10:55 pm

When in doubt, follow Abramowitz and Stegun: arcsin x
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