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A Study In Pink » How did Sherlock do mobile phone trick? » June 12, 2014 6:16 pm

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Sherlock Holmes wrote:

At the beginning when he texts everyone in the room saying "Wrong!". Pretty amazing....

Anybody know how something like that can be done?

It's called GeoFencing.  Here's everything you never wanted to know:

http://www.tatango.com/blog/top-10-most-commonly-asked-location-based-mobile-marketing-questions/
 

His Last Vow » Avoiding a murder conviction » May 15, 2014 5:11 am

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I like all you guy's theories.

Here's my two questions:

1) If Mycroft had every ability and intention to make the murder charge "just go away" - why send Sherlock into exile? 

2) If Mycroft did not have the ability/intention to make the murder charge go away - why is he able to recall Sherlock from exile so easily?

Things that make you go *hmm*.
 

General Sherlock Discussion » So,who's the smartest in the series?Mycroft or Moriarty? » May 13, 2014 4:40 pm

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Don't worry, Besley!  Turns out they're just mannequins... museum display.
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General Sherlock Discussion » So,who's the smartest in the series?Mycroft or Moriarty? » May 13, 2014 1:39 am

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maryagrawatson wrote:

polomare wrote:

He solved Major Sholto's murder after all. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/embarrassed.png

I really want to see this kid solving crimes with Sherlock in season 4.

Ditto here! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

Imagine the possible storylines... headless nuns and all. ;-)
 

General Sherlock Discussion » So,who's the smartest in the series?Mycroft or Moriarty? » May 13, 2014 1:11 am

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Clearly, Archie is smarter than all of them.

He solved Major Sholto's murder after all. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/embarrassed.png

General Sherlock Discussion » You know you're obsessed with Sherlock when... » May 12, 2014 2:27 am

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You know you're obsessed with Sherlock when....

Every time your friends invite you over to their place for tea... you thank them by carving "I.O.U." into a piece of fruit and leave it laying around for them to find.

The Great Game » Why didn't they throw the explosives in the pool? » May 11, 2014 9:01 pm

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I hope I'm not committing heresy by suggesting that he didn't throw it in the pool because he just wasn't thinking clearly!  He's brilliant, yes, but was visibly agitated by the whole situation.

Additional reasons could include: 

1)  Moriarty had already thrown the USB stick in the pool, so for pure storytelling reasons, maybe it felt redundant?

2)  It was a down coat, wasn't it?  Wouldn't it float? 

Introductions Please... » hi from the wilds of Canada » May 11, 2014 8:48 pm

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Hi Mary, I'd be happy to pick apart the details of the show with you anytime. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

In fact, I think that goes for everyone here! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png


 

Introductions Please... » Hello from the UK! :) » May 11, 2014 8:45 pm

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Hi CumberCookie! I love your username, it's adorable http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

Introductions Please... » Hello From Florida, USA :) » May 11, 2014 8:42 pm

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Thank you Miracle
Very nice to meet you.  Good luck fitting in some saddle time!

General Sherlock Discussion » Sherlock dubbed versions » May 6, 2014 5:40 pm

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Thank you
 While we are on the subject of dubbing differences... there's a couple of lines of German dialogue I just can't tune my ears to.  In the scene where John punches the Chief Superintendent, the CS says as he walks in the door "Bit of a wierdo if you ask me, often are, these vigilante types".  And the DVD subs have him call Sherlock a Spinner and a Bürgerwehr, both of which I get just fine.  But the spoken German- I can't decipher it.  The first insult I don't get at all and vigilante part seems to be substituted with something that sounds like he would like to be a "Hits Sheriffs".  Is that a real thing?

If anybody has a moment to look at it and type out for me the couple lines of dialogue after the CS says "Donovan, haben wir unseren Mann?" right up to the point John punches him, I'd greatly appreciate it!

General Sherlock Discussion » Sherlock dubbed versions » May 6, 2014 3:15 pm

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Thank you Susi http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png


So many nuances to be careful of when learning a new language...

General Sherlock Discussion » Sherlock dubbed versions » May 6, 2014 2:34 pm

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Forgive the language student in me, but can I ask does "Berufskrankheit" commonly have a light or joking connotation to it in German?

In English we have the saying "occupational hazard" which is almost always used satirically.  But a strict translation of Berufskrankheit - occupational disease - sounds in English like something a coal miner would say to describe his bad lung condition from years of exposure to coal dust. o.O 

Introductions Please... » Hello From Florida, USA :) » May 5, 2014 5:00 pm

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Yay! Another equestrian!  Nice to meet you Davina.  I used to make rhythm beads and rope halters myself and sell them on eBay.... oh, way back when, probably 15 years ago now.  I couldn't compete with the factory mass-producers of course.  It was too time/labor consuming to be truly profitable. But I did it during the summer months (which is the equestrian off-season here) really just for the fun of it and a little bit of extra money to supplement my seasonal income.  All my buyers were always the nicest people and it was fun interacting with people from all over the country.

PM me your web address if you don't want to post it here, I'd like to check out your stuff. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/cool.png


Now, as for which of our intrepid heroes would jump on a horse to chase down a bad guy, I see the poll officially stands at 1 vote Sherlock and 1 vote John. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/cute.png


Viewed within the confines of BBC's Sherlock, I would lean towards John myself.  I figure being a military man and all.  Maybe he put in some time in a mounted regiment?  But THEN I learned Martin Freeman can't drive a car in real life!  And of course we know Sherlock drove them to Baskerville.  So, then I'm like, hmm...  maybe John Watson can't drive either?  We've never seen him drive, have we?

I don't know why, but I think someone who never learned how to drive, *generally speaking*, probably wouldn't know how to ride either... but maybe that's just me!

Maybe Sherlock and Mycroft spent more time taking riding lessons when they were in grade school than I previously realized.  Hey, that's a fic in itself!

My vote remains undecided.  More research is necessary!

General Sherlock Discussion » Sherlock dubbed versions » May 5, 2014 2:56 pm

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Um, newbie here.  What is "ARD"?

As for the subtitles, I'd say they are specific to the DVD's because it is strictly dialogue-only.  Subtitles for hearing-impaired usually include things like "[door creaks open], [motor starts] [kettle whistles]" because hearing impaired people don't just need help with the dialogue, they miss all the sound cues too.

The Sherlock DVD's don't have this, neither in English or German. :/  Which was a little surprising to me, because in America, I think it's like a law or something that it be "Closed Captioned" (in the US & Canada this means subtitled for the hearing impaired).  I don't have a single made-for-US-market DVD that isn't CC'd in English.

General Sherlock Discussion » Sherlock dubbed versions » May 4, 2014 11:51 pm

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"stick in their back"
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General Sherlock Discussion » Sherlock dubbed versions » May 4, 2014 10:45 pm

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Oh, and another word about the dubbing: those of you who were complaining earlier in the thread about the persistence of formal "Sie" throughout Sherlock & John's dialogue, I can tell you that the subtitles always say "du".  I'm not sure when it started, I'd have to go back and check the first episode. (Probably after the front door handshake, if I had to guess.)  But it was the very first thing I noticed as being a constant source of discrepancy between the spoken dubbing and the subtitles, hence a stumbling block for me, so that's why I noticed it right away.

It is a puzzle, as you'd think dubbing "du" for you would work just as well, if not better, than "Sie" for you.  Maybe it's a word order thing...

As a not-native speaker, I for one can't wait until "du" cancels out "Sie" completely for all but the most formal of circumstances!  It would make German so much more comprehensible to English speakers like me.

Introductions Please... » Hello From Florida, USA :) » May 4, 2014 8:44 pm

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Yes, I do.  A couple actually.  Retired polo ponies.  I have my own property out in a rural area, so that saves me having to pay to board them at a stable.  But, I know what you mean about the money part of it!

You should look into sharing or a partial lease of a horse you like.  It splits the burden of care, time and money, and it is every bit as good as owning your own outright!  That's how I got into horses years ago. Hey, it worked for Sherlock and John sharing a flat. :D

Oooo... I'm getting a crack idea for a fanfic... where could I post an informal poll on the board asking people which character is more likely to know how to ride a horse?  Sherlock or John?


 

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