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  1. The episode is called "The Citation Negation." Leonard researches citations for Sheldon and Amy's paper. He finds a Russian paper that basically discredits super-asymmetry. Bernadette tries to beat Howard and Raj at Fortnite, and recruits help from Denise. I'll work on a longer report. Johnny iced his hand all night, and his face showed he was in pain. The injury wasn't written in.
    23 points
  2. "The Citation Negation" The opening scene takes place in 4B. Sheldon and Amy are discussing how the citations should appear in their paper. Sheldon says in the appendices and wants Amy to do the research. She suggests they have a grad-student do it, but Sheldon doesn't like the idea. Amy then suggests Leonard, but Sheldon is hesitant. It cuts to Sheldon in 4A proclaiming that he's having an affair with Rita, a cafeteria worker. He tells Leonard not to say anything. Penny enters and asks Leonard what was going on. Leonard says that Sheldon was testing him to see if he could keep a secret,
    22 points
  3. I don't know if this helps or not, but Shamy needed the citations for the appendices. There were about 100 or so. I think it was just Leonard's job to make sure they were written correctly. He then stumbled upon the Russian paper that they didn't know existed.
    7 points
  4. Two physicists at Cal Tech would be able to afford their own apartments. It's that a waitress at the cheesecake factory could afford to live across the hall that is the big fantasy.
    6 points
  5. I actually watched the pilot when it aired for the very first time on NZ TV. But I did not watch for about 3 seasons. I was busy studying at the time. It was this episode I recall came on and I saw Leonard and Penny in the kitchen. I Admit I Thought they were cute. But the episode The Einstein Approximatation. Hooked me. I Thought it was the most unique episode of comedy I had seen in years.
    6 points
  6. Not really. Remember Leonard moved in back in ~2003, jus after he got his doctorate. Post docs don't get near as much money as actual staff members, and while Sheldon had his doctorate, he seemed more interested in having someone able to drive him. And once Sheldon accepted Leonard, we all know how much Sheldon hates change. Actually, not it isn't. Several people looked into it several years ago in one of the threads. At that time, mid to low level apartments (remember, with a broken elevator, it's closer to low end than high end) in Pasadena were going for around $1100 for
    5 points
  7. @Kev0821 Thanks! Hope you had a lot of fun. 😊
    5 points
  8. And almost exactly two years later, Kaley has a million followers more on Instagram. It's 4 million now.
    4 points
  9. You'd think they (writers) would get it right. They are suppose to have a science adviser to help with those issues!
    4 points
  10. Thanks so much for the taping report @Kev0821, it sounds like you had a fantastic time. 😊 Disappointed would be a huge understatement if the Shamy project is more or less dead after this one. I had some fears it might happen as their previous project didn't seem to go anywhere and became a plot device for other stories. This sounds like this project is done as well. I'm hoping they keep working on it and maybe make a discovery that disproves the Russian paper.
    4 points
  11. @Kev0821 All I know, I need your brillant memory skills. 😀 Again...
    4 points
  12. Thanks so much, Kev0821! I hope you had much fun at taping. Poor Johnny, hope he may have a quick recovery.
    4 points
  13. Thank you so much Kev!!! Poor Johnny Funny someone just brought up fortnite a few days ago. I'm surprised tough that Bernadette calls Denise instead of Anu or Penny, unless Stuart is somehow involved... And man, it seems like they need to work more on the credibility of their academic plots. Why would Leonard do the literature search for a paper that's not his? Unless they have officially accepted him to their team...? The paper plot reminds me of Sheldon's false discovery of a new element and the confirmation that it was false.
    4 points
  14. The raw emotion between the two of them was beyond beautiful. Beginning with him looking for forgiveness for his actions with Cole; then feeling vulnerable in his place in the relationship. Her feeling a bit miffed at his insecurity and that he should know how she feels, until it spills out for the very first time that yes, she loves him. The short moment of silence when they are looking at each other and realizing what she said out loud, again, for the first time. The tables are turned and she is the one feeling vulnerable for giving voice to her feelings. He is overcome with joy at kno
    4 points
  15. Actually, I do. His time with Russian cosmonauts during the NASA training and interaction with them on the International Space Station gives some credence to his ability to speak and read Russian.
    3 points
  16. Thanks @Kev0821 I hope you had an amazing time!
    3 points
  17. YESSSS!!!! I'm happy there's somone to share all that irks me about this with! The first paragraph - that is what I said I wasn't sure this was the end of it, but it could be since the writers are clearly not trying much to write things the way they would be IRL so I don't know... And writing their bibloigraphy? Again there are plenty of softwares that do that (I'm a bit old-fashioned and don't have one of these yet but I use Google Scholar for that) but it is most definitely not something a Phd whose not part of the writing team would do, that's a job for a BA student (and even
    3 points
  18. In fact, I have no idea why a paper that states super-asymmetry has no merit would make such an impression in Shamy. I mean, unless the scientist has made substantial objections, or has constructed an experiment to show it can't be true (you can't prove a theory, but you can disprove it with an experiment) theoretical physics lives on different scientists that create different (and sometimes conflicting) theories. In any event, if Shamy didn't do their diligence for the project, they "deserve" to feel miserable at the end of the episode, it's their fault. As for Leonard doing the bibliogr
    3 points
  19. It wasn't found to be proved (you don't "prove" a theory anyway but that's another discussion), the writer just said the idea had no merit. I'm not 100% sure this means the project is all done, we'll see. I'm with you! BTW, as for "citation", here people may say this once in a while when speaking casually but the formal word is "references" and that's what I believe Shamy and Leonard would use. It's not an issue of exaggeration for comedy's sake, it's just not how these things work. You'd expect the writers to make a bit of effort to get it right.
    3 points
  20. This makes much more sense, they just wanted to style it appropriately. Google Scholar and many softwares would do that for them and they should definitely know it, it's 2018 people... But that's the sort of credibility problem that is much more forgivable. I'm very surprised Leonard agreed to basically do the menial work for them. That's just weird. What is even less credible is that he would go to the library to do so, unless there was some paper that was only available in hard copy and Shamy just returned it without writing the required detailed (very unlike them). And also, if Leonard stum
    3 points
  21. Agreed, I would have expected Amy to research it as well. Overall they would have done more than just a google search, you would fully research the stuff out there to see if its worth investing your time on this research and before committing.
    3 points
  22. Yes it is, no scientist would start a project without looking into the pre-existing literature. Usually this pre-existing literature is collected in a paper in a section called "References" or "Bibliography", that is why I call it "references".
    3 points
  23. This might be a bit of a language issue but "citation" refers to what you describe as "references": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citation ETA: Though with regards to the episode I'm still a bit baffled why you'd search for citations after you wrote your paper. I would think that is part of the research process at the beginning???
    3 points
  24. @Kev0821 , your memory and heart are gold. Thanks so much for all taping info 😊
    3 points
  25. Ironically their is a russian show out their that ripped off The Big Bang Theory.
    3 points
  26. Hoping new taping delivers an episode for all characters.
    3 points
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  29. I'm still not sure about Anu, that's me being honest though maybe in just one episode sometime in the future the character just clicks for me. Will have to see if the mutism is credible or not in the story, I guess it's possible that he could have a relapse. He's slept with other women before and had no issues, but maybe it's different with someone who might end up being his wife. Honestly the story sounds incredibly corny even on a human level, but I guess it reveals another part of Raj to Anu. I feel like the writers are revealing stuff to Anu to kind of test her, will she stay or will
    3 points
  30. Well while most folks do a post doc these days before they get a permanent position(usually at a different university), our guys appear to have been tenure track all along as they have never mentioned moving to assistant professors but were approved (to a list) for tenure. Now they could effectively just be hired as research professors outside of the tenure process - but then they would not have grad students etc and would make a heck of a lot more money than a post doc or a cheese cake person. They would make as much as a professor but without the job security. Of course if these guy were
    2 points
  31. I don't think Amy lost her own project. It seemed just difficult to reinstall her in a right time and "kept the spark of bureaucracy alive" - so to say. A: So I can have my project back? PS: I’m afraid it's not that simple. A: Why not? PS: Well, in order to free up personnel… /cut 😉
    2 points
  32. It sounds pretty final, but we shall see. Next week they could decide to keep working on it or it deviates to something else entirely. Amy could of course focus on her own work, oh wait... (I know she likely has more than one iron in the fire so to speak, but she just lost what sounds like a major project).
    2 points
  33. However they wind up killing the paper, (as far as we know) Super-Asymmetry isn't proved IRL so it can't be found as proved in the show.
    2 points
  34. Anyway, thanks a ton @Kev0821!!! ❤️
    2 points
  35. It's hard to understand American politics. Right now, it looks as if they're more divided on partisan lines than during the Civil War. Other parties exist, like the Green Party or the Libertarians but they're usually not on ballots for national races because there are certain requirements you need to have to be on those ballots. And if a third party becomes too big, they usually get swallowed by either the Democrats or republicans. Like Dean Norris' character in The West Wing said so fittingly: "In every other country, the republican party would be three different parties." And the United
    2 points
  36. Thank you so much @Kev0821! Hope you had a great time! I agree, especially because those in the episode are not even supposed to be called "citations", which are basically articles mentioning your own work, but "references", which are mentions you make in your own article to previous literature regarding the topic you study. You don't collect citations at the end of a paper (it would even be possible to have citations to an unpublished work), but references.
    2 points
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  38. Johnny and Alaina's Halloween costumes 🎃
    2 points
  39. Thanks so much for the report. I do wonder if Johnny will have surgery in their off week. If just a splint is necessary , you would think he wouldn’t be in much pain.
    2 points
  40. Yeah, a nice ensemble episode would be nice!
    2 points
  41. Alot has been said about that scene over the years. I believe Kaley and Johnny themselves have said it was their favorite scene in the series. Perhaps it felt real because maybe it had a special meaning for them. They had dated IRL and somehow you don't lose that feeling for each other altogether. Just beautifully said!!
    2 points
  42. Seems as though this could be an interesting episode!
    2 points
  43. Some memories are forgettable, others remain vivid and heartwarming to the core. [emoji846] Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
    2 points
  44. The special moment. Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
    2 points
  45. Stop it. You going to make me cry. I couldn't have put it better. Great interpretation of the ILY. Now you done it. [emoji24][emoji24] Sent from my SM-N960F using Tapatalk
    2 points
  46. I first knew about Kaley from 8 simple rules and was hooked. Funny, my fav character was Amy Davidson. Lol. But gradually kaley grew on me, her acting and facial expressions were the key and she was fit.. [emoji2956] I started watching charmed, well the last season cause of Kaley. When I found out she will be in this new sitcom called The Big bang Theory, well I had to watch and from day one the chemistry between Johnny and Kaley made me root for Lenny big time. Also Johnny portray of Leonard was a big part in me continuing to watch the show. His love for Penny was unconditional and true. S
    2 points
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