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Lifting The Ban on Series Four Spoilers.

As it has now been a decent amount of time since the airing of series 4 of Sherlock we feel it is prudent to relax the ban on discussion of series 4 episodes in the general Sherlock discussion areas.

We would ask that members continue to keep within the bounds of topic titles and subjects, in order to make it easier for people to choose which discussions they wish to view.

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#641 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:07 AM

I'm not sure.  I'm pretty sure I've had that sort of honey (I've had lots of different kinds), but not sure whether that kind ever gave me a sore throat.  I rarely get a sore throat otherwise, however, so *knock on wood* I rarely need a cure for it.


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#642 Van Buren Supernova

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 04:22 PM

The Adventure of The Lion's Mane
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Lion's Mane jellyfish is the murderer from The Adventure of The Lion's Mane, written by Sherlock himself, set in his retirement place in Sussex.

The bell of Lion's Mane is up to size of 2 meter (6.5 feet) with 36.6meter (120 feet) tentacles. They don't need to mate to create offspring, as they carry both eggs and sperm.

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This Cyanea capillata is not as dangerous as the bite of cobra as said, the stings generally not deadly to healthy human but indeed painful, could produce blisters and cause discomfort. Some people do develop allergic reaction, muscle contraction and in severe condition it changes heart rate and respiration.
It was told in the story that McPherson had a weak heart, so it's plausible that he was killed while Murdoch survived.

Lion's Mane jellyfish normally live far from the shore unlike other jellyfish, but likely to move nearer to the shore towards the end of their lives to avoid challenging currents.

July 2010, somewhere between 100-150 people were stung in coast of Rye, New Hampshire. The suspect was a corpse of Lion's Mane jellyfish. Dead jellyfish can still sting, as the stingers remain venomous for a few days. So killing it with large boulder doesn't remove the possibility of being stung if someone is close enough with the remains, or if some parts are detached and float to another areas of the water.

Vinegar and salt water (not freshwater, alcohol or urine) are the common first treatment for jellyfish sting. (Although they are specifically dependent to type and area of jellyfish)



P.S Another fun fact: Out of Doors by J.G.Wood quoted in Holmes's story is real. John George Wood was a well-known parson naturalist in Victorian era.

P.P.S Another fun fact: there is a mushroom called Lion's Mane mushroom. They say it's yummy and beneficial to health.

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#643 J.P.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:51 PM

That's the jellyfish they were talking about! The one you cannot arrest.

The glass door from TAB is full of allusions.


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#644 Carol the Dabbler

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 02:29 AM

Oh, right, the conversation on the stairs near the beginning of "Six Thatchers."
 

Later, another blog entry drifts across the screen:

... we could never have known there
was a potential assassin lurking close by.
An assassin who turned out to be...

John giggles as he leads Sherlock up the stairs at Baker Street towards the living room.
JOHN: A jellyfish?!
SHERLOCK: I know.
JOHN: You can’t arrest a jellyfish!
SHERLOCK (looking at his phone as he climbs the stairs): Well, you could try.
JOHN: We did try.


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#645 Van Buren Supernova

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 07:58 AM

There it is!
I know that conversation is somewhere but can't place it.
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#646 Arcadia

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 11:30 AM

Nice one!


It's this, or Cluedo.

#647 J.P.

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 03:04 PM

The way Mofftiss put canon elements in their story never cease to amaze me.


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:47 AM

That is the privilege for you guys book readers, and deservedly so.

I am working my way one story at a time, randomly, far and between. Book Holmes is fascinating, but so far he hasn't been too nice to animals. :P
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Posted 09 May 2017 - 02:26 AM

Well, before my laptop decided to type everything in ALL CAPS without my permission I was going to add ... that jellyfish is a beautiful creature!
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:50 AM

Watch out, Sherlock.
They have A.I detective now.
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A computer system named VALCRI, Visual Analytics for Sense-making in Criminal Intelligence Analysis, have the ability to analyze data from crime scenes including face recognition, spotting patterns, make connections to other cases in their database, and produce new narratives and leads that may have been missed by its human counterpart.

The main job is to identify how, when, why and who did it.

Human analysts can guide the direction on the relevance of clues and criteria.

An added complication is that many people would be uncomfortable with computers determining the probability of different narratives explaining a crime. “The data in a crime case is simply not good enough to do that, so VALCRI doesn’t either,” says team member Ifan Shepherd at Middlesex. “A human analyst always has to call the shots.”

Read here:
AI Detective Analyses Police Data to Learn How To Crack Cases
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