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Question: How did the north manage to defeat the south in the battle of Gettysburg despite a spy providing the south with information about the north during that battle?

Answer: In short, the Federal forces (who fought for the North) outlasted the Confederate army. Since it was a 3 day battle, a full explanation can not really be given here, but Lee did not actually have an accurate understanding of the Union's strength and position. While successful on Day 1, by the start of Day 2 more Federal forces arrived and the Union army had taken defensive position on the high ground. On Day 3, there was mixed communications with Confederate commanders and they did not attack as Lee had planned. The Union army was supplied with fresh forces that allowed them to hold the line. On Day 4, Lee did not attack and formed a defensive line, waiting for Meade to attack, so the Confederates could do what the Union had just done to them. But Meade never attacked and that night Lee and the Confederate troops left.

Bishop73

Question: They say David's mom is dead because 2000 years have passed. Does David not understand that humans can't live that long?

New this month Answer: Being robotic in the first place and ending up at the exhibition where old robots are destroyed probably told David that things die, through the actions of others. It's plausible he may not know any different, still functioning 2000 years later when found under water with his bear. It does come as a shock to him to learn everybody he knew has gone, so I'd say no, he didn't know humans (and his mum) will die. It's shown David can learn and retain information, and to be honest it's not really the sort of conversation you have with a child until it's strictly necessary anyway.

Neil Jones

Question: During the meeting, what made Carl Fox realise that Gordon Gecko was dishonest about his intentions? And after Bud threw Darien out of the apartment, chances are she would have told Gordon and said why. What with this and the confrontation he had with Bud earlier, wouldn't Gordon have suspected that Bud would turn against him?

Gavin Jackson

Question: Was Josh Chamberlain really given mutineers like in the movie?

Answer: Yes. After the 2nd Maine Infantry was disbanded, there were 120 men with 1-year of service left. They mutinied because they said they only agreed to fight under the 2nd Maine flag and the Army disagreed. So they were marched under guard to the 20th Maine, led by Chamberlain. Chamberlain was able to convince most of them to fight, even though he was ordered to shoot any who did not fight.

Bishop73

Mr. Monk Goes to the Asylum - S1-E6

Question: Why did Dr. Lancaster have to dress up as Santa when retrieving the gun he used in the murder four years ago? And what was the purpose of Manny being given the room considering if he told people that he saw Santa everybody would just shrug off his claim?

Answer: Dr. Lancaster gave Manny the room because Manny believed Santa was real. Thus, by dressing as Santa, Manny thinks he's seeing the real Santa and not someone in a costume. If any other patients were given the room, then they would have simply said they saw a man dressed as Santa on the roof. Additionally, Dr. Lancaster had to retrieve the gun from the chimney and dressed as Santa, Manny would naturally think Santa was climbing down their chimney to deliver presents. And then when Manny says he saw Santa climbing down the chimney, everyone would think he's making up a story and that there was nobody on the roof.

Bishop73

Question: What are the Mark 1 armor plates made of? Would they really provide any protection against bullets? I mean they're just one or two millimeters thick.

Answer: The mark-1 appears to be made of repurposed military armor. This would provide enough protection from the AKs as the armor is layered, but not indefinitely.

MasterOfAll

Answer: Tony Stark mentions in the movie the armor is made of a titanium-gold alloy. Its a very strong alloy that can stop a bullet.

lionhead

Titanium-gold alloy was first used on the Mark lll, not the Mark l.

Bishop73

True, I read it wrong. The mark I is the one build in the cave, with a box of scraps. So MasterOfAll is probably right.

lionhead

Answer: It's made from a iron-copper-magnesium alloy. Magnesium alloys are lightweight like aluminum, but strong like titanium. His suit may be bullet resistant to small caliber rounds, but unlikely to stop larger caliber rounds from piercing it at its thickness, unless he layered the inside with something else. Most metal armor (like on tanks) work by deflecting bullets because of the slant of the armor, which Tony may have incorporated into his suit.

Bishop73

Question: What are the Mark 1 armor plates made of? Would they really provide any protection against bullets? I mean they're just one or two millimeters thick.

Answer: The mark-1 appears to be made of repurposed military armor. This would provide enough protection from the AKs as the armor is layered, but not indefinitely.

MasterOfAll

Answer: Tony Stark mentions in the movie the armor is made of a titanium-gold alloy. Its a very strong alloy that can stop a bullet.

lionhead

Titanium-gold alloy was first used on the Mark lll, not the Mark l.

Bishop73

True, I read it wrong. The mark I is the one build in the cave, with a box of scraps. So MasterOfAll is probably right.

lionhead

Answer: It's made from a iron-copper-magnesium alloy. Magnesium alloys are lightweight like aluminum, but strong like titanium. His suit may be bullet resistant to small caliber rounds, but unlikely to stop larger caliber rounds from piercing it at its thickness, unless he layered the inside with something else. Most metal armor (like on tanks) work by deflecting bullets because of the slant of the armor, which Tony may have incorporated into his suit.

Bishop73

Question: What are the Mark 1 armor plates made of? Would they really provide any protection against bullets? I mean they're just one or two millimeters thick.

Answer: The mark-1 appears to be made of repurposed military armor. This would provide enough protection from the AKs as the armor is layered, but not indefinitely.

MasterOfAll

Answer: Tony Stark mentions in the movie the armor is made of a titanium-gold alloy. Its a very strong alloy that can stop a bullet.

lionhead

Titanium-gold alloy was first used on the Mark lll, not the Mark l.

Bishop73

True, I read it wrong. The mark I is the one build in the cave, with a box of scraps. So MasterOfAll is probably right.

lionhead

Answer: It's made from a iron-copper-magnesium alloy. Magnesium alloys are lightweight like aluminum, but strong like titanium. His suit may be bullet resistant to small caliber rounds, but unlikely to stop larger caliber rounds from piercing it at its thickness, unless he layered the inside with something else. Most metal armor (like on tanks) work by deflecting bullets because of the slant of the armor, which Tony may have incorporated into his suit.

Bishop73

Question: It takes more than skilled generals and troops to win - without food, and supplies, skill is just an empty threat. Why didn't the south realise this during the time the movie takes place?

Question: Why did Harry tell Griphook to give Hermione the sword to hold when they were leaving shell cottage? Was it so Griphook couldn't leave them before they got the horcrux?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Harry did not trust Griphook to follow through on his end of the bargain if he was given the sword beforehand. He had the sword put in Hermione's bag for safekeeping. Anything inside the bag was immediately shrunk in size. It would be kept there until after they retrieved the cup horcrux from the Lestrange vault in Gringotts.

raywest

Question: How did the hijackers get Kyle's husband onto the roof, and push him without anyone seeing?

Answer: It was never revealed how they lured or forced him up to the roof.

raywest

Question: How did Dave Forbes initially survive being stabbed in the heart by Mike?

EK8829

Answer: Perhaps Mike, being skilled as he was in torture and extracting information - as we saw earlier, stabbed Dave to the extreme right, or left of Dave's aortic pump. It just looked like Mike stabbed Dave directly in the heart.

Alan Keddie

Over Logging - S12-E6

Question: Why do Shelly and Amir hardly speak to each other when they meet in person?

Answer: Both suffer social anxiety and find it easier to communicate through the anonymity of the internet.

A Demon

Question: Is it true that Yoda wanted to train Leia instead of Luke, and if so, why?

Darth Crucible

Answer: Yes, it has been revealed in a new book. Yoda thought Luke was impatient and prone to anger, making him not unlike Anakin.

Question: In the Neski file sale at the beginning there is a seller and a CIA buyer that Kiril kills. How did the seller get the files? And also Landy mentions that 2 of her agents were killed in the sale, but I thought only one was a CIA agent and the other the seller?

Answer: Landy says she lost "two people" in Berlin. She is referring to the seller as one of them (as a potentially valuable asset), in addition to the CIA officer. It's not specified how the seller obtained the files, although Landy refers to him as "a thief, a mole."

Sierra1

Question: Did gases really go all over the exterior of the rig, and into the engine room as shown?

Question: What exactly is Preacher's role in the group? He only has a few lines and never appears to be really doing anything of use.

Kyle G.

Answer: He's one of the scientists who works with Jo tracking tornadoes, gathering data, etc. He's a minor character, and therefore plays a lesser part in the story but is a part of the scientific team.

raywest

Question: Why did they spend all that time using a laser to cut open the door at Fort Knox just to open the door next to it? It does not make any sense?

deanva

Answer: Why doesn't it make sense? They need both doors open to facilitate access to the depository, and since they have no key or passcode, they cut one out completely to get inside. Once they do, they can open the other one from the inside as normal, which they do. No time or effort wasted.

Question: Since Yukio obviously didn't love Sato, how is it an insult to his honour for Mr Miyagi and Yukio to marry?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Marriage isn't always about romantic love and many are entered into for a variety of reasons, and depending on the culture, there are many different views and beliefs regarding what constitutes wedlock. Just because someone wasn't in love with their spouse, does not mean they didn't respect that person, their union, or the overall institution of matrimony.

raywest

Question: Why happened to make Mr. Miyagi so sad after talking to Daniel's mother?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Returning to LA from Okinawa, he'd just found out that the apartment he was working at (from Part 1) was being torn down, therefore putting him out of a job. He was sad when taking one last look at the room he had to leave now with no job.

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