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24th Apr '16 11:49:44 PM Venatius
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*** In the film at least, this isn't the case. The translation is completely automated by the computer.
3rd Jan '16 8:59:04 PM ImpudentInfidel
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*** It would be easy for someone with the Power to kill the others, erase all record of the sphere, block access, and then conquer the world and rule as GodEmperor. It's honestly amazing none of them did that ''by accident'' with a stray thought right after they all realized what was happening; just a slight twinge of ambition would do it.
24th Dec '14 11:16:45 PM DoctorDetective
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** They didn't bother going through the cypher with words that had already been used. They saw the code for "Jerry" (actually "Harry") enough times that they just recognized the original, pre-decyphering word as "Jerry."
19th Feb '14 2:48:03 PM Weirdoinventor
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** A lot of the technology shown in the movie actually uses this effect. The characters can dive out of a simple opening in the floor of their habitat because the air pressure is just as high as the water pressure, and the soft suits they use in the diving scenes would offer no protection from pressure whatsoever.

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** A lot of the technology shown in the movie actually uses this effect.this. The characters can dive out of a simple opening in the floor of their habitat because the air pressure is just as high as the water pressure, and the soft suits they use in the diving scenes would offer no protection from pressure whatsoever.
19th Feb '14 2:47:40 PM Weirdoinventor
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** Specifically, they'd already been acclimated to the pressure (and why when they go back up they need to be in a decompression chamber) so you'd only get crushed if your body hadn't already adjusted to the outside pressure. So he was fine.

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** Specifically, they'd already been acclimated to the pressure (and why when they go back up they need to be in a decompression chamber) so you'd only get crushed if your body hadn't already adjusted to the outside pressure. So he was fine.fine.
** A lot of the technology shown in the movie actually uses this effect. The characters can dive out of a simple opening in the floor of their habitat because the air pressure is just as high as the water pressure, and the soft suits they use in the diving scenes would offer no protection from pressure whatsoever.
19th Feb '14 2:44:54 PM Weirdoinventor
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*** The way the code works is shown, every two number combination gets translated as a single letter. If A and E were switched around in one place, they would have been switched around in all places, not just in one specific word. This means that "Stop calling me Jerry" would actually appear on screen as "Stop celling ma Harry!"

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*** The way the code works is shown, every two number combination gets translated as a single letter. If A and E were switched around in one place, they would have been switched around in all places, not just in one specific word. This means that "Stop calling me Jerry" would actually appear on screen as "Stop celling ma Harry!"Harry!" (Unless of course the character managed to sneak in a subroutine for replacing every "Harry" with "Jerry" and the reverse but only when communicating in the opposite direction within a few seconds while everyone was watching.)
19th Feb '14 2:42:33 PM Weirdoinventor
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*** The way the code works is shown, every two number combination gets translated as a single letter. If A and E were switched around in one place, they would have been switched around in all places, not just in one specific word. This means that "Stop calling me Jerry" would actually appear on screen as "Stop celling ma Harry!"
6th Mar '13 8:25:55 PM NewGreg
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** It's also a matter of responsibility. Even if they could control the powers, they'd be the only three people in the world with omnipotence. That would completely destabilize life on Earth as we know it. It might be cool in the short term, but it could certainly turn into a nightmare of epic proportions. Our conscious feels can manifest things just as if not more horrific as our subconscious can. Worse, what would happen if everybody in the world wanted a crack at the Sphere?

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** It's also a matter of responsibility. Even if they could control the powers, they'd be the only three people in the world with omnipotence. That would completely destabilize life on Earth as we know it. It might be cool in the short term, but it could certainly turn into a nightmare of epic proportions. Our conscious feels feelings can manifest things just as if not more horrific as our subconscious can. Worse, what would happen if everybody in the world wanted a crack at the Sphere?Sphere, or the military tried to weaponize it?
2nd Jun '12 7:42:55 PM Katsuhagi
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** That didn't answer their question...
*** Short version is that they can't do ''anything'', just almost. Therefore they couldn't improve their own levels of comprehension.

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** That didn't answer their question...
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Short version is that they can't do ''anything'', just almost. Therefore they couldn't improve their own levels of comprehension.



** That didn't answer their question...
13th Apr '12 12:33:31 PM RTaco
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*** Short version is that they can't do ''anything'', just a lot of things.

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*** Short version is that they can't do ''anything'', just a lot almost. Therefore they couldn't improve their own levels of things.comprehension.
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