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Title: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: jwhouk on 18 Feb 2012, 20:51
Decided to go with a TV theme this week for the first poll.

Five weeks in space makes you wonder what's happening dirt-side...
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Method of Madness on 18 Feb 2012, 22:41
It's probably been 16 hours or so since they left Earth, tops.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 18 Feb 2012, 22:45
If we don't get some backstory here, Jeph's missing a golden opportunity for it.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: westrim on 18 Feb 2012, 23:17
Question: Would a dog dislike space because of the vacuum?

 :-D

Bouncing on from the last thread (since I didn't read it the the last couple strips), intercranial communication puts me in mind of the Vatta's War series, where they stuffed not only a communicator, but a few tera or petabytes of storage and some other goodies into a skull implant, with plenty of examination of the implications of all that psychologically.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: FunkyTuba on 19 Feb 2012, 22:34
butts.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: pwhodges on 19 Feb 2012, 23:24
Well, you wanted to know what was going on while they were away - now you do!
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: akronnick on 19 Feb 2012, 23:26
Why is Dora wearing a wedding dress in panel 2?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: pwhodges on 19 Feb 2012, 23:47
Dora marries Jim, and is providing her own wedding breakfast - at which Jim's dark secret comes out...


also:
Quote from: Jeph
I was really tempted to have panel four just say "THE END" and do a week of Yelling Bird strips.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Kugai on 19 Feb 2012, 23:49
Dadum dum dadum
Dadum dum dadum
Dadum dum dadum

Quote from: akronnick
Why is Dora wearing a wedding dress in panel 2?


Because she was marrying Faye?


 :-P
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: akronnick on 19 Feb 2012, 23:52
Dadum dum dadum
Dadum dum dadum
Dadum dum dadum

Quote from: akronnick
Why is Dora wearing a wedding dress in panel 2?


Because she was marrying Faye?


 :-P

Then why wasn't Faye wearing a wedding dress?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Kugai on 19 Feb 2012, 23:54
Dadum dum dadum
Dadum dum dadum
Dadum dum dadum

Quote from: akronnick
Why is Dora wearing a wedding dress in panel 2?


Because she was marrying Faye?


 :-P

Then why wasn't Faye wearing a wedding dress?

Beca;use her Tuz was in the building the P1000 just wrecked - She was running a little late
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: westrim on 20 Feb 2012, 00:18
 :psyduck: Awesommmeee... *drools, wipes mouth* I think small arms aficionados would probably be quite impressed by that P-90. I'm guessing he pulled up reference photos.

I'm trying to imagine what the other characters are doing in such a situation. Sven is hiding behind his intern while she fights off robot hordes and yells at him to reload, Wil and Pen are on a motorcycle doing... something badass, Tai turns out to be an actual fighter (pilot), Steve has met up with that Russian woman and they're storming the White House to save the president and... I need to stop.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: calmcalamity on 20 Feb 2012, 00:38
:psyduck: Awesommmeee... *drools, wipes mouth* I think small arms aficionados would probably be quite impressed by that P-90. I'm guessing he pulled up reference photos.

I'm trying to imagine what the other characters are doing in such a situation. Sven is hiding behind his intern while she fights off robot hordes and yells at him to reload, Wil and Pen are on a motorcycle doing... something badass, Tai turns out to be an actual fighter (pilot), Steve has met up with that Russian woman and they're storming the White House to save the president and... I need to stop.

Ditto on the P-90, I'd like to imagine that Jeph, like ourselves, spends entire nights reading up on weapons and such on Wikipedia and scours the web for the newest Boston Dynamics video.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Soulsynger on 20 Feb 2012, 00:51
Dora is looking especially fine today.

Also... Pintsize participating in a conversation without making dick-jokes? NOW I've seen everything.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: TinPenguin on 20 Feb 2012, 00:51
Why is Dora wearing a wedding dress in panel 2?

I first thought she was dressed as a French Revolutionary or something. Which was no less explainable, yet somehow also oddly appropriate.

I'm trying to imagine what the other characters are doing in such a situation. Sven is hiding behind his intern while she fights off robot hordes and yells at him to reload, Wil and Pen are on a motorcycle doing... something badass, Tai turns out to be an actual fighter (pilot), Steve has met up with that Russian woman and they're storming the White House to save the president and... I need to stop.

The world is saved by the espressosaur, who teleports onto Pintsize's shoulder and poops coffee into his circuits.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Skewbrow on 20 Feb 2012, 00:54
Dora seems to be carrying one of these babies. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M72_LAW) Has anyone identified Faye's weapon of choice? Ok, see Westrim's post above  :-)
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: idontunderstand on 20 Feb 2012, 01:06
This would actually be an even more awesome side story..
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: pendrake on 20 Feb 2012, 01:39
For comic #2126... (https://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2126)

1. It took me a while to realize that the "apocalypse 'bot" was supposed to be Pintsize.  His oversized grin (which looked more like a cyclops eye since Pintsize's eyes are so small in that shot) and horns, as well as the chest "reactor" light, threw me off.

2. Ah FN P90's...  Mostly popularized by Stargate SG-1, but an excellent & efficient weapon in of itself.  Also surprisingly but less well-known, the P90's design was one of the important pioneers in the field of Ergonomics (Who would have thought, right?).

3. Art- & gun-wise, you CAN tell that Faye is low on ammo in her 50-bullet magazine.  FN P90s feature a clear hard-plastic magazine-clip that lays atop the rifle so the user can easily see and keep track.  Excellent art-detailing on Jeph's part there.   :)

4. I think I would have liked to see Faye dressed in some sort of body armor, or something equally outrageous as Dora (like a 2-piece bikini or D&D-style female chainmail :evil: ), but that is a minor point.  Regardless, Faye looks great in panel #2.

5. Good old M72 LAW rockets.  Those and its brother weapon, the M79 grenade launcher, will not go out of style for many decades, if not generations, yet to come.

6. And Hot Damn... Dora looks awesome in a strapless, shoulders-free, wedding dress.

7. It also looks like Dora has reverted back to her "traditional" Marten-similar hair-style.  Which is a pity for me, for I really  liked the slightly longer black hair-style with the lock across her face previously.  I had hoped that would be the new "default" Dora black hair.  [P.S. Edit Add: This is the previous Dora hair-style (http://jephjacques.com/post/11272156115/random-drawing-of-dora) what I am referring to.]


Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: alienatedduck on 20 Feb 2012, 02:21
I didn't realise it was Pintsize until you pointed it out.  :psyduck:

But yeah, this comic is pretty awesome.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: cesariojpn on 20 Feb 2012, 02:23
I'm trying to imagine what the other characters are doing in such a situation. Sven is hiding behind his intern while she fights off robot hordes and yells at him to reload, Wil and Pen are on a motorcycle doing... something badass, Tai turns out to be an actual fighter (pilot), Steve has met up with that Russian woman and they're storming the White House to save the president and... I need to stop.

Cosette is in the fetal position, muttering "ohgoditshappeningagain."
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Skaltura on 20 Feb 2012, 02:45
Holy shit this artwork is fucking awesome!

My mind, she is blown. :-o
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Indicible on 20 Feb 2012, 03:43
On the subject of Stargate, if I recall correctly, they regularly use portable launchers like the one Dora is toting.
Looks like Jeph is a gater, alright...
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Deadlywonky on 20 Feb 2012, 03:45
Loving the explosions today, when I saw the first panel this morning I thought 'oh s**t, the station's blown up!'

also, how strong a barricade is the counter? if most of the shop has disintegrated (including the espresso machine) why is the counter unaffected? is it made of granite?

as a side note, is anyone here bidding on Jeph's 'misprint' http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330689957296#ht_1007wt_60 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330689957296#ht_1007wt_60)

Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Somebody on 20 Feb 2012, 04:46
Gee, Faye, you don't think they might notice that the town is still intact? :p

[Your horrific joke scenarios should be *just* this side of plausibility!]
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Border Reiver on 20 Feb 2012, 04:50
Absolutely awesome artwork, although I was somewhat suspecting the "twist" at the end.

The M72 I understand against the mecha (hopefully she waits til Pintsize is about 50m away before she shoots, because they're about as accurate as a groundhog weatherman), but a P90?  Thing uses pistol ammo!  There is a reason soldiers carry rifles....
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Sorflakne on 20 Feb 2012, 05:27
Today's comic is the greatest QC comic ever.


I keep thinking "spinoff comic!!1", but I know it'll never happen :(
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: SomeCanadianWeirdo on 20 Feb 2012, 05:50
So, how many times have guns appeared n the strip now?  There's the strip where Hanners imagines her evil twin/clone, who's holding what ap[peared to be an Ingram M10.  Then there's the strip where Yelling Bird kills Randy mulitple times. 
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Throg on 20 Feb 2012, 06:17
From the first Ka-THOOOOOM, straight away, I heard a heavy metal Deathmole soundtrack.  How cliched is that. 
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Theyis on 20 Feb 2012, 06:24
From the first Ka-THOOOOOM, straight away, I heard a heavy metal Deathmole soundtrack.  How cliched is that. 

Cliche, awesome... Potato, potahto...  :-)
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Dogsbody on 20 Feb 2012, 06:35
"You know, I can't think of nothing finer than a fine naked woman holding a gun." Yes, I know they're not naked but that's the quote I'm going with anyway. The P90  and LAWS really well done though I'm more of an M4 kind of guy. I can certainly appreciate the SG homage. As to the efficacy of the counter's protection, it was good enough for Bruce Willis in Fifth Element.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Skewbrow on 20 Feb 2012, 07:09
The M72 I understand against the mecha (hopefully she waits til Pintsize is about 50m away before she shoots, because they're about as accurate as a groundhog weatherman), but a P90?  Thing uses pistol ammo!  There is a reason soldiers carry rifles....

My limited training with M72 consisted of a few rules of thumb about taking the distance and the speed of the target into account, and the advice: "This is a single shot. If you fire this against an enemy tank and miss, your life expectancy is in seconds. You just told them where you are, and they have been trained to anticipate your escape route, so shrapnels will seal your fate, if they don't kill you on the spot." So an M72 is a single shot in several ways. But also any idiot like me can be trained to use it in five minutes, it doesn't weigh much et cetera.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: westrim on 20 Feb 2012, 08:31
Also, how strong a barricade is the counter? if most of the shop has disintegrated (including the espresso machine) why is the counter unaffected? is it made of granite?

The counter is made of curved titanium overlaid with more countery materials. It cuts down on storage space a bit, but Dora figured it was a fair trade.

The M72 I understand against the mecha (hopefully she waits til Pintsize is about 50m away before she shoots, because they're about as accurate as a groundhog weatherman), but a P90?  Thing uses pistol ammo!  There is a reason soldiers carry rifles....
Thing uses high velocity ammo designed for penetrating body armor, so hopefully UberPintsize is made of kevlar or has the same thin chassis as usual.


I really want to make a LAW related pun, but I keep flashing to the Judge Dredd movie and getting distracted.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Redball on 20 Feb 2012, 10:10
Absolutely awesome artwork, although I was somewhat suspecting the "twist" at the end.

Sunday night was the first time I watched Jeph draw a comic strip, a true WTF experience and pure luck.

Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 20 Feb 2012, 10:11
Hhahahaha poor girls, it must suck to have just a regular week while their friends are in friggin space.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: NotsoAverageJoe on 20 Feb 2012, 10:41
Dora is looking especially fine today.

Also... Pintsize participating in a conversation without making dick-jokes? NOW I've seen everything.

he's laying low... they're joking, but we all know the robot apocalypse is already being planned... he doesn't want to blow his cover.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: jmucchiello on 20 Feb 2012, 10:54
I would have enjoyed the "the end" version with the yelling birds for the rest of the week. :)
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: cesariojpn on 20 Feb 2012, 11:08
Gee, Faye, you don't think they might notice that the town is still intact? :p

[Your horrific joke scenarios should be *just* this side of plausibility!]

If we apply the logic of Kaiju and Super Sentai, the town/city is usually all re-built up and just completely fine upon the next episode/movie. And everybody speaks no word of said previous destruction.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Kugai on 20 Feb 2012, 11:11
As for what the others are doing;



Faye and Dora are keeping the P1000 tied down and occupied while Hanners and her dad alter the settings on the Laser Cannon to 'Maximum Overkill', Marigolds running the target sensors and Marten, Lt. Potter and the Major hold the line against the Service Bots who have disabled Spaceship and Station because they're hardwired loyal to Hanners.     :-D
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: DSL on 20 Feb 2012, 11:47
Dora is looking especially fine today.

Also... Pintsize participating in a conversation without making dick-jokes? NOW I've seen everything.

Maybe ... that's NOT Pintsize [c:/audio/soundFX/dundunDUN.mp3]
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Madmartigan on 20 Feb 2012, 13:13
Oh SG1 nostalgia with those P90s.  Love those babies!  But where are the Zat Guns!  :-PI got that it was pintsize form the beginning.  Who else could it be?

Though I'm surprised Jeph didn't go with some strange Voltron/Power Rangers superbot with Pintsize, Winslow, and Momo.

And agreed, Dora looks good in a wedding dress. 

Last panel, yea.  I miss longer haired Dora as well......And even more so, Marty/Dora. 
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Border Reiver on 20 Feb 2012, 14:15
The M72 I understand against the mecha (hopefully she waits til Pintsize is about 50m away before she shoots, because they're about as accurate as a groundhog weatherman), but a P90?  Thing uses pistol ammo!  There is a reason soldiers carry rifles....

My limited training with M72 consisted of a few rules of thumb about taking the distance and the speed of the target into account, and the advice: "This is a single shot. If you fire this against an enemy tank and miss, your life expectancy is in seconds. You just told them where you are, and they have been trained to anticipate your escape route, so shrapnels will seal your fate, if they don't kill you on the spot." So an M72 is a single shot in several ways. But also any idiot like me can be trained to use it in five minutes, it doesn't weigh much et cetera.

5 Minutes?!?  There are pictures showing how to use it printed on the tube....

But the rest of it is accurate - this is why I am a gunner.  I don't have to be right there to contribute to the destruction....
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Manix on 20 Feb 2012, 16:08
As for what the others are doing;



Faye and Dora are keeping the P1000 tied down and occupied while Hanners and her dad alter the settings on the Laser Cannon to 'Maximum Overkill', Marigolds running the target sensors and Marten, Lt. Potter and the Major hold the line against the Service Bots who have disabled Spaceship and Station because they're hardwired loyal to Hanners.     :-D

And when all this fails, Angus drives up on a Harley with a mysterious package under his arm. He holds a hand down to Faye, and helps her up to it behidn him, and says "Come on babe. We got a world to save."
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Milesb on 20 Feb 2012, 17:11
"Who's bike is this?"

"Zed's."

"Zed's?"

"Zed's Dead baby."

/Bruce Willis into the sunset
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Sorflakne on 20 Feb 2012, 20:15
Gee, Faye, you don't think they might notice that the town is still intact? :p

[Your horrific joke scenarios should be *just* this side of plausibility!]

If we apply the logic of Kaiju and Super Sentai, the town/city is usually all re-built up and just completely fine upon the next episode/movie. And everybody speaks no word of said previous destruction.
I can't find it at the moment, but there's a fic on the SCP site that tells of how the world has been obliterated several times, and rebuilt to exactly where it was before the destruction happened by the Foundation.  It was kind of a creepy story.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Kugai on 20 Feb 2012, 21:03
Musta pissed the Vogons off
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Delator on 20 Feb 2012, 22:26
I would have figured Faye to favor the LAW, and Dora the P90...  :-P
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Deadlywonky on 20 Feb 2012, 23:05
The only thing i'd have liked to see better than Faye with the P90 would be Faye with a M134  :evil: . Now that would cut through Pintsize
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: DSL on 20 Feb 2012, 23:11
Why stop at an M-134? Too hard to store a GAU-8 behind the counter?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: westrim on 20 Feb 2012, 23:22
Why stop at an M-134? Too hard to store a GAU-8 behind the counter?
Since it would BE the counter, yes.

For those unaware, a GAU-8 is the main gun of the A-10 aircraft, designed for killing tanks. It is, among other things, usually compared in size to a VW Bug.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 20 Feb 2012, 23:57
If that's the counter, that would explain how the counter could offer effective cover.

I think I'm overanalyzing the joke.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: akronnick on 21 Feb 2012, 00:19
You'll find some weird people on a space station!
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Feb 2012, 00:27
Musta pissed the Vogons off
They just came from taking out the Azgoths of Kria, and now they're coming for Paula Jennings, even if they have to take out every single human to make sure they got her.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 21 Feb 2012, 00:30
An even worse way to wake up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T37GS612Ev8).
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: westrim on 21 Feb 2012, 00:53
Goddammit, not even Tapirs are that disturbing.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: vsonics on 21 Feb 2012, 01:01
Wow. That is a terrifying thing.

I am now having (not so fond) memories of my first alarm clock. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBBSVf2xzag) The one on the left.
"Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo, are ya ready for some bouncin'?" Needless to say, I never was.

These guys, though. I'm not saying I could stand them in person. But that pose in panel 4!  :-)


Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: iduguphergrave on 21 Feb 2012, 01:28
Two words: Space madness.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Exar_Kun on 21 Feb 2012, 01:32
I'm not gonna lie, that pose in panel four had me crying from laughter. That'll do Jeph, that'll do.  :laugh:
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Akima on 21 Feb 2012, 02:22
also, how strong a barricade is the counter? if most of the shop has disintegrated (including the espresso machine) why is the counter unaffected? is it made of granite?
The counter is made of the special wood used to build shacks in the Old West. You know the ones, with boards so thin that you could practically see daylight through them, and yet the people outside would carefully aim at the windows because they knew their bullets could not pierce... hollywood.

I don't know enough about guns or bazookas to comment much on Faye and Dora's choices, but I'd prefer a Type-56 rifle to that P90. It's in my blood... ;)

And I think the psychological effects of long-term space-station life could require some investigation. Possibly if the station's doctor was a little more concerned with health, and a little less with lasers. My favourite SF doctor is still Dr. Lazarus from Outland.

Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Earin on 21 Feb 2012, 02:39
Why stop at an M-134? Too hard to store a GAU-8 behind the counter?
Since it would BE the counter, yes.

It probably rises out of a hole in the floor on the hydraulic mount they used to have on the sofa.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: J on 21 Feb 2012, 02:47
also, how strong a barricade is the counter? if most of the shop has disintegrated (including the espresso machine) why is the counter unaffected? is it made of granite?
The counter is made of the special wood used to build shacks in the Old West. You know the ones, with boards so thin that you could practically see daylight through them, and yet the people outside would carefully aim at the windows because they knew their bullets could not pierce... hollywood.

I don't know enough about guns or bazookas to comment much on Faye and Dora's choices, but I'd prefer a Type-56 rifle to that P90. It's in my blood... ;)

hard vs soft cover. hard cover is a barrier that will stop a projectile outright, whereas soft cover may slow or deflect projectiles, but mainly serves to conceal you from the attacker. therefor, wooden desk/old west shack = soft cover. the idea being mostly that the attacker can't aim directly at you. not much good against high capacity automatic weapons, but better than nothing.

also, the type-56 is pretty much an exact copy of the good 'ol kalashnikov, meaning it's a good rifle, but more russian than chinese. might i suggest a type-95 (http://world.guns.ru/assault/ch/type-95--qbz-95-e.html) or type-03 instead? they're chinese originals.




i take it they don't get many guests up in station.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Schmorgluck on 21 Feb 2012, 02:49
Okay, that was at the same time wacky, creepy, and disturbingly sweet. A weird combination that takes some skill to pull out. Bravo Jeph.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: pendrake on 21 Feb 2012, 03:00
For comic #2127...

1. Musical space scientists.  Questionable Content has come a long way from a couple of young indie adults hanging around bars and coffee shops.

2. Loved Marten's look in panel #2.

3. Singing and dancing numbers are a lost and underappreciated art in current culture :cry: .

4. Panels #2 through #4 were laugh-out-loud funny, but panel #4 definitely is the best.

5. It just occurred to me with this strip, and having checked backwards some too, Marten seems to have lost the bags under his eyes?  Marten had been carrying those for a while even after he and Dora mended fences at the Tai's college party and even during his time with Padma.

6. Also... Good Morning! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu6--WBPBHo)  (Cannot believe no one referenced/linked it before me ;) )
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: WAYF on 21 Feb 2012, 03:20
How do they know when it's morning in space? :P

Other than that, my comment was going to be pretty much exactly what Schmorgluck said.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: snubnose on 21 Feb 2012, 03:24
[...] My favourite SF doctor is still Dr. Lazarus from Outland.
Dont know that one. My favorite is The Doctor from Voyager, followed closely by Beverly Crusher from The Next Generation.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Kyronea on 21 Feb 2012, 04:43
That was quite hilarious Jeph! Well done!

And if the tune to that song isn't identical to the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic theme song, I'll eat a bucket of space ham.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Border Reiver on 21 Feb 2012, 04:46
I don't often recommend starting the day with boneshattering violence (coffee for the win!), but for those two I'd make an exception.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Jabberwocky on 21 Feb 2012, 05:29

Make way for some tasty pastries!


Two words: Space madness.
Take care not to push the history erase button...  #showingmyage
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: J on 21 Feb 2012, 05:39
I don't often recommend starting the day with boneshattering violence (coffee for the win!), but for those two I'd make an exception.
indeed. i was reminded of this. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSW1m83GqzY)
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: SomeCanadianWeirdo on 21 Feb 2012, 06:01

6. Also... Good Morning! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu6--WBPBHo)  (Cannot believe no one referenced/linked it before me ;) )

Unfortunately in Canada these days most people will associate that tune with the erectile disfunction drug Cialis, as it was used in an ad campaign for the product.

So, is Marigold upset, or laughing her head off under the covers?  I would imagine her music diet consists primarily of anime theme songs and the background music to first person shooters.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: jwhouk on 21 Feb 2012, 06:02
Dont know that one. My favorite is The Doctor from Voyager, followed closely by Beverly Crusher from The Next Generation.

The Doctor is actually known as the "Emergency Medical Hologram". </ST_geek>

Also - someone out there is REALLY crazy. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330689957296#ht_1007wt_60)

US$338 for a misprint of Volume 1 of Questionable Content?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Throg on 21 Feb 2012, 06:27
I don't often recommend starting the day with boneshattering violence (coffee for the win!), but for those two I'd make an exception.
indeed. i was reminded of this. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSW1m83GqzY)

Absolutely -- that's the first one I thought of, too. 

So if Jeph is a musician and he writes lyrics WHEN DO WE GET THE TRACK?

Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: DSL on 21 Feb 2012, 06:36
... they knew their bullets could not pierce... hollywood.

I salute you.

Also, two scientists in search of that elusive particle, the clue. They don't know it's composed of smaller particles called hints. Gotta love 'em.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: jmucchiello on 21 Feb 2012, 07:42
SPACE HAM!!!!

Cue the space geeks on how hard it is breed PIGS IN SPACE for livestock. I would imagine a zero-G butchering would be more disgusting than a normal slaughterhouse.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: pwhodges on 21 Feb 2012, 07:51
US$338 for a misprint of Volume 1 of Questionable Content?

And still 3 days to go.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Carl-E on 21 Feb 2012, 08:04
SPACE HAM!!!!

Cue the space geeks on how hard it is breed PIGS IN SPACE for livestock. I would imagine a zero-G butchering would be more disgusting than a normal slaughterhouse.

I space, no one can hear the pigs scream...


To be honest, it's probably vacuum packed and brought up on Spaceship. 
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: gopher on 21 Feb 2012, 08:17

To be honest, it's probably vacuum packed and brought up on Spaceship. 

So no chance of PIGS IN SPACE!!!!!!?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 21 Feb 2012, 08:36
How do they know when it's morning in space? :P

Sunrise.

The pair does this every 90 minutes.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: FoolOnTheHill on 21 Feb 2012, 09:46
Those two there? Hilarious and adorable! That would be the best damn way to be woken up every day! IN SPAAAAAAACE!
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Border Reiver on 21 Feb 2012, 10:32
The best way to be woken up anywhere cannot be spoken of here.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Kugai on 21 Feb 2012, 10:40
There's a reason those two work on the Station
You just saw it.

I wonder if Lt. Potter put them in Sickbay?



Also



We're Knights of The Round Table
We dance when'ere where able
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Feb 2012, 10:58
Space madness.
They may have space madness, but that's no excuse for space rudeness!
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Skewbrow on 21 Feb 2012, 12:04
Oh, give them a break :-)

This is surely just their idea of: a warm welcome/a way of breaking the ice/getting to know the newcomers/whatever.

But there is also that a long stint on an isolated space station, while professionally fruitful, brings out the inner jester in some people ...
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: DSL on 21 Feb 2012, 12:22
It's QC: The Musical!
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: vsonics on 21 Feb 2012, 13:09
I think that Marigold is not laughing but groaning - she doesn't strike me as a "morning person."
And definitely not a "I like to be woken up by people cheerily singing at me every morning person."

That said, the first couple of times I looked at the comic I thought that her hand was a really awkward drawing of a foot and she had ended up sleeping head-to-foot on the bed somehow.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: cesariojpn on 21 Feb 2012, 14:06
I think that Marigold is not laughing but groaning - she doesn't strike me as a "morning person."

She's going thru WoW withdrawl.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Omega Entity on 21 Feb 2012, 14:10
That said, the first couple of times I looked at the comic I thought that her hand was a really awkward drawing of a foot and she had ended up sleeping head-to-foot on the bed somehow.

Same. In fact, I had to go look at it again after reading your post, since I had just thought it was the former.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: akronnick on 21 Feb 2012, 16:07
We're Knights of The Round Table
We dance when'ere where able


On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. 'Tis a silly place!
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Diin on 21 Feb 2012, 17:23
For some reason I was expecting a punchline with some variation of BLASTING OFF AGAIN

They seem like pleasant people!  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Kugai on 21 Feb 2012, 17:24
Hehe


I think that Marigold is not laughing but groaning - she doesn't strike me as a "morning person."

She's going thru WoW withdrawl.


The MariOrc awakes!
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: akronnick on 21 Feb 2012, 20:14
Just posted on Jeph's twitter: (https://twitter.com/#!/jephjacques)

http://www.glenncase.com/fun/Wakeupmartenfinal.mp3 (http://www.glenncase.com/fun/Wakeupmartenfinal.mp3)
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: MillionDollar Belt Sander on 21 Feb 2012, 21:33
Just posted on Jeph's twitter: (https://twitter.com/#!/jephjacques)

http://www.glenncase.com/fun/Wakeupmartenfinal.mp3 (http://www.glenncase.com/fun/Wakeupmartenfinal.mp3)

Beat me to it.   :-D
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: westrim on 21 Feb 2012, 22:17
Just posted on Jeph's twitter: (https://twitter.com/#!/jephjacques)

http://www.glenncase.com/fun/Wakeupmartenfinal.mp3 (http://www.glenncase.com/fun/Wakeupmartenfinal.mp3)

Beat me to it.   :-D
Hopefully not with a GAU-8 or a million dollar belt sander.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Feb 2012, 22:31
That is the greatest thing ever.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Carl-E on 21 Feb 2012, 22:44
I.. I'm tearing up...


WHY AM I TEARING UP ATTHIS?!?!? 


[snif]
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Rincewind on 21 Feb 2012, 22:55
Didn't that guy used to work at Veridian Dynamics?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Feb 2012, 22:56
@Carl-E - Because you don't have any SPATHE HAM!
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Matheyus on 21 Feb 2012, 22:59
"You Have To Be Crazy To... Work(?) ...

How does it end!?  This is going to bug me for a while...
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 21 Feb 2012, 23:13
How happy is Hannelore, anyway?

Happier than most people, I would argue. She has a job and a hobby that suit her talents and a circle of decent friends.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 22 Feb 2012, 00:17
So does anybody else think Marten looks kind of cute on the third panel? :P

Heh, it seems like meat eating people are a minority there, it would still be fun with space ham I guess. I need my dead animal though..
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Akima on 22 Feb 2012, 00:21
Marigold obviously likes a big breakfast. Is that space eggs too?

"You Have To Be Crazy To... Work(?) ... How does it end!?  This is going to bug me for a while...
The usual slogan is "You don't have to be crazy to work here, but it helps!". I suspect Dr. E-C's mug simply goes the extra mile and reads "You have to be crazy to work here!"
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: westrim on 22 Feb 2012, 00:37
I was disappointed to find no sign that Fournier-Goldman Happiness Units actually exist. My happiness units are now lower. :-(

I wonder what the mug says. There's a sign by the food that says potatoes! Even In Space! they still serve a boring continental breakfast. I severely hope that's not a netbook. I wonder what part of Earth we can see out the window? /randomthoughts
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: idontunderstand on 22 Feb 2012, 00:40
Dang. I never noticed Marigold's so currrrrvy.  :-D
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Sidhekin on 22 Feb 2012, 01:47
She got ham.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 22 Feb 2012, 01:53
Big breakfast is the best breakfast. Period.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Deadlywonky on 22 Feb 2012, 02:06
Dr E-C looks tired, maybe we've discovered where Hanners gets her sleep habits from?

In other news, Ham Tongue!
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: pendrake on 22 Feb 2012, 02:30
For comic #2128...

1. My weary squinting eyes also tell me that Professor Ellicot-Chatnam's mug likely says: "You have to be CRAZY to work here!"  Only Jeph knows for certain, or will put it out as QC merchandise...$$$.

2. It is a nice subtle point-out (panel #2) how Marten is Hannelore's closest, if not best, friend, even if Marten has not realized it.

3. Art-wise, the one-quarter panel (#3) for surprising Marten caught my eye.  Jeph has gotten pretty good at mixing in the frontal shots.

4. I get the feel, however, that Professor Ellicot-Chatnam is treating his inquiry to Hannelore's happiness a little too clinically, more like a scientific study rather than a concerned parent (especially from panel #4).  We will see...

5. @idontunderstand... Yep, Marigold rivals Faye for curves and boobs.

6. Space Ham!  Guess Marigold did hear the wake-up song & dance, previously.  Almost as good as space bacon, and not as potentially messy as space eggs.  (Damn it, now I crave a big breakfast/brunch buffet at a nice hotel/casino...)
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: TinPenguin on 22 Feb 2012, 03:25
I'm currently listening to "Wake Up, Marten" on repeat and finding it impossible not to sing along with full pantomime actions.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Throg on 22 Feb 2012, 04:30

@Carl-E: Yup.  zomg, the QC fandom.  I'm...speechless, guys. Struck dumb by the awesomeness of the fandom. 
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: akronnick on 22 Feb 2012, 04:30
You'll find some weird people on a space station!

I'm currently listening to "Wake Up, Marten" on repeat and finding it impossible not to sing along with full pantomime actions.

You'll find some weird  people in this forum too!!!
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Border Reiver on 22 Feb 2012, 04:50
The awkward part of meeting the friend's parents without your friend being there - all the questions that you're just not sure how to answer.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 22 Feb 2012, 05:18
Damn that song is PERFECT. Specially because it was almost exaclty the way I thought it was going to be even the moments one of them was singing was the same as my overall idea.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Welu on 22 Feb 2012, 05:31
Loving the song. Made my morning a bit better for sure.

I really like Marigold's background actions in this comic. Also finding the jeans a bit flattering on her. Marten's little, "Dwoop?" face in 3A is classic.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Jabberwocky on 22 Feb 2012, 05:52
I was disappointed to find no sign that Fournier-Goldman Happiness Units actually exist. My happiness units are now lower. :-(

Ladies and gentlemen, the Fournier-Goldman Happiness Scale (proposed):

 :cry:  :?  :-(  :|  :-)  :-D  :lol:  :laugh:  :evil:  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: jwhouk on 22 Feb 2012, 05:56
1. That's an iPad. Or, knowing the Doctor, it's actually a PADD.

2. I can't listen to that entire song. My blood sugar is already high as it is. ;)

3. Marten and his classic "uncertainty" move with the hand behind his neck.

4. I feel vindicated: the window of the dining area faces the earth, which means that the station spins parallel (roughly) to the surface of the earth. Not that it makes any difference, of course.

5. The "You have to be CRAZY to work here!" coffee mug is a winner.

6. Marigold is looking exceptionally cute with the ham sticking out of her mouth... I don't suppose Space Ham is made by Hormel, hey?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: lepetitfromage on 22 Feb 2012, 06:29
"Spathe Ham!" is the greatest thing ever.

That face is cracking me up.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Mad Cat on 22 Feb 2012, 06:52
Mar-bear's spathe ham totally looks like her tongue lolling out. HEHE  :-P
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: celticgeek on 22 Feb 2012, 07:19
I wonder if Marigold is planning to have Pocky with her spathe ham (or maybe Girl Scout cookies)
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Redball on 22 Feb 2012, 07:42
Seems like any caring dad would want to know about his daughter's friendships, how she's coping with her OCD, her love life, and with anecdotes. Do Hannerdad's Fournier-Goldman Happiness Units substitute for that or supplant it?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: RyanW1019 on 22 Feb 2012, 07:57
Is that a misspelling of Fourier in the last panel or is there another mathematician named Fournier I'm unaware of?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Magdalena on 22 Feb 2012, 07:59
I really like the song as well. Can we have more QC broadway/musical songs?

And Spathe Ham is fun :)
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: jmucchiello on 22 Feb 2012, 09:17
Is that a misspelling of Fourier in the last panel or is there another mathematician named Fournier I'm unaware of?
What would mathematician know about quantum fun? Fournier is obviously some kind of AI scientist specializing in fun (Funnology?).
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Feb 2012, 09:19
I predict that "Spathe Ham" will become the official title for it, just like I refuse to refer to Jeph's dog by anything but Shebly.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: sitnspin on 22 Feb 2012, 09:53
Never tell a mad scientist you can't quantify something.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Kugai on 22 Feb 2012, 11:10
Never tell a mad scientist you can't quantify something.

He/she'll use you in his/her next experiment.


Spaaaaace Haaaaaam


Piiiiiigs in Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace!!!!!




Hmmmmmm

He may be a concerned parent, and I do like Dr. E-C - But here he's being a bit of a geeky dick.

Just sayin'
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 22 Feb 2012, 13:14
If Hannerdad is the type I think he is, then quantifying Hanners's happiness is the only way he knows how to care, and he's tired because work is more interesting than sleep.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: DSL on 22 Feb 2012, 13:27
For now, I've got Dr. E-C Listed under "Cares, really he does, and is showing it the only way he knows how."

Dang, the caf line is out of spathe ham.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: jwhouk on 22 Feb 2012, 14:32
SPathe hAM!!!
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: jwhouk on 22 Feb 2012, 14:33
So what's the Show gonna be this week?

Comedy Central: The Birthday Party Celebrity Roast!    - 3 (5.2%)
After School Special: Hanners & Hannerdad reconcile!    - 1 (1.7%)
Lifetime Movie: The Truth about Hanner's childhood!    - 15 (25.9%)
GTV: Marigold plays with the LASER cannon!    - 5 (8.6%)
Big Brother: We find out what happens to EVERYONE on board.    - 5 (8.6%)
History: ECT Documentary of Hannerdad & his background    - 1 (1.7%)
Discovery: Hannerdad blows something up! (Jamie & Adam approve!)    - 9 (15.5%)
Travel: Did you know the station has an 18-hole golf course?    - 0 (0%)
Food: WAFFLES... IN... SPAAAAAACE!!!    - 6 (10.3%)
TV Land: Re-runs of Hanner's birthday Karaoke!    - 0 (0%)
Adult Swim: Questionable Content    - 13 (22.4%)

Total Voters: 58
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: FunkyTuba on 22 Feb 2012, 17:42
For some reason whenever my mind sees "hannerdad" it reads "HannerHead"
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Feb 2012, 17:45
HannerHead shark?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: mustang6172 on 22 Feb 2012, 19:39
Space ham?  In my day we just called it Spam.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Kugai on 22 Feb 2012, 20:17
In space, no-one can hear the Jaws Theme

Space ham?  In my day we just called it Spam.

I've just heard form Monty Pythons Legal team

They have this Catapult they want to show you atop the White Cliffs
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Blackjoker on 22 Feb 2012, 22:01
Mari is amusing and I do like that Hannelores father does seem to care, just not able to express it well. Probably a better parent than her mother was, but still not all that great.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: CompSarge on 22 Feb 2012, 22:53
Re: today's comic...

"There's so much time and so little to do!"

"..."

"Wait. Scratch that. Reverse it."

Typical scatterbrained genius. X-D
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 22 Feb 2012, 22:55
Why is Hannelore as sane as she is?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: jmucchiello on 22 Feb 2012, 22:57
Does Hannerdad know something about his life expectancy most folks don't know?

Jeph used the wrong window background for panel 2. Or the station is orbiting REALLY fast.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 22 Feb 2012, 23:05
This means we know now that Hannelore's happiness is more than 10% of the fatal level.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: cesariojpn on 22 Feb 2012, 23:06
the D&D Print....shouldn't Dora be in it as a villainess?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: WAYF on 22 Feb 2012, 23:25
This rather lends some weight to my impression of Hannerdad as a forgetful old man who never had time for his daughter, or indeed any kind of personal life.
That's fine though, because "Good lord, this is no time for a party!" makes him sound incredibly British. That makes up for it :D
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: ihaveavoice on 22 Feb 2012, 23:26
The text below the comic has pictures in it and you guys - Marten looks quite good as a bard. Rowrrr. Is it just me?  :psyduck:
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Kugai on 22 Feb 2012, 23:35
Check his right hand.  If it's glowing Red, it's too late   :-D


Will the Major have to send the Sandmen?





Marten+too much happynes ........

++++DOES NOT COMPUTE+++++DOES NOT COMPUTE+++++DOES NOT COMPUTE++++
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Harodotus on 23 Feb 2012, 00:04
@Westrim: I too was extremely disappointed to find no sign that Fournier-Goldman Happiness Units actually exist.

However, at a risk of sounding geekly (horrors! ok, it's true) there is a wealth of scholarly writing and articles on the Quantification of Happiness.

Including this great summary of the issue at the learning channel http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/measure-happiness.htm (http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/measure-happiness.htm)

In short, the most most common methods today are the "Revised Oxford Happiness Scale" (http://www.meaningandhappiness.com/oxford-happiness-questionnaire/214/ (http://www.meaningandhappiness.com/oxford-happiness-questionnaire/214/))  and the "Satisfaction with Life Scale" (http://tbims.org/combi/swls/ (http://tbims.org/combi/swls/))

Except from the learning channel article:
Quote
Quantifying happiness most commonly relies on self-reporting. Happiness surveys such as the Revised Oxford Happiness Scale ask a comprehensive set of questions, while the Satisfaction with Life Scale poses only five. Generally, these polls ask people to rate their satisfaction about various aspects of their lives on a scale. For example, one of the most critical questions asked in the World Values Survey is:
"Taking all things together, would you say you are very happy, rather happy, not very happy or not at all happy?"

In any case, I just love the ways this comic shows a mad scientist can show love, of course he has to quantify it, how else would you be able to accurately measure changes of state and take appropriate scaled action to address a deficiency?  

Hannelore clearly was suffering from OCD, but she took action and moved to earth in a wonderfully brave and bold move to fix herself. That she succeeded for the most part is a testament to the person she is inside.

That said, imagine how Dr. Ellicott-Chatham must have felt? His only daughter was broken and he couldn't fix her. Aware of his own social limitations, all the AIs he created to always be there for her were likewise unable to help except in the most minor of ways. When he could focus on it, he must have felt quite sad and responsible for it all.

As a parent myself,  I know i would feel guilty if i raised my child on a space station surrounded mostly by holographic AI friends who likewise have social interaction problems due to a lack of common human experience and socialization and she turned out to have quantifiable mental illness and social development issues.

oh and I might add both how much really love QC since i've followed it more than a year and that this is my first post here - lol
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: pwhodges on 23 Feb 2012, 00:05
"...so much to accomplish before I die..."

Actually, I think that quite often; I know exactly  how he feels and have somewhat the same reaction at times.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Akima on 23 Feb 2012, 00:40
Fifty six? Life in orbit must be very ageing. Perhaps it's the cosmic rays.

Dora would have to be a magic-user, but don't ask me what kind. I played Traveller not D&D.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: westrim on 23 Feb 2012, 00:42
Marten is about to knock those books off the table. I feel like warning him, but I can't...
 :cry:
"...so much to accomplish before I die..."

Actually, I think that quite often; I know exactly  how he feels and have somewhat the same reaction at times.
And yet here you are moderating a forum where a good chunk of the conversation is about information we'll get the next strip.

I, meanwhile, am making excellent use of my limited lifetime. :cry:
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Skewbrow on 23 Feb 2012, 00:53
Does Hannerdad know something about his life expectancy most folks don't know?

Jeph used the wrong window background for panel 2. Or the station is orbiting REALLY fast.

That change would  not result from orbiting. Remember that the station is spinning to great artificial gravity. The rate of spin is about 1RPM (or 2RPM, if the residents have adjusted to slightly higher Coriolis). At this instant the axis (and hence also the windows on this side of the station) is pointing towards Earth. If we assume 1RPM and 15 seconds between panels 1 and 2, then the scene would have rotated 90 degrees, which looks about right. If we assume 2RPM, then 7.5 seconds is enough. Agree that panels 3 and 4 don't match this.

The direction of the axis goes a full circle once per orbit. Notice how in the previous strip (presumably 10-15 minutes earlier) you could see the Earth's edge from the window indicating that the axis of the spin was not pointing straight down at that time.

Of course, there is no reason for Jeph's drawings to follow the laws of physics  :-)

Is this horse dead, yet?

Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: pwhodges on 23 Feb 2012, 01:06
And yet here you are moderating a forum where a good chunk of the conversation is about information we'll get the next strip.

I have always been the classic under-achiever. :cry:

But none-the-less I am working rather than retiring; planning a new business venture (though not doing it yet); continuing to acquire new skills and knowledge.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: StevenC on 23 Feb 2012, 05:01
56? Great Scott Hanners, do you know what that means?
I see her dad as doc Brown, yeah.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: SomeCanadianWeirdo on 23 Feb 2012, 06:11
Given Hannelore's age and his age there could actually be some older Hannersibs around.  But I think it's more likely he didn't actualy have sex until he met her mother, simply because he was "too busy" to get around to losing his virginity.  A story about how they met would be very interesting.  It also brings up the question of how old her mom is.  She looks like she's probably younger than he is, but given her fortune she could afford the best facelift money can buy.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Throg on 23 Feb 2012, 06:40
Marten is about to knock those books off the table. I feel like warning him, but I can't...
 :cry:
"...so much to accomplish before I die..."

Actually, I think that quite often; I know exactly  how he feels and have somewhat the same reaction at times.
And yet here you are moderating a forum where a good chunk of the conversation is about information we'll get the next strip.

I, meanwhile, am making excellent use of my limited lifetime. :cry:

That...that struck way too close to home.  :psyduck:

Having now seen Hannerdad as contrasted with Hannermom, I absolutely CAN NOT picture those two getting together under any circumstances. 

Actually, only one circumstance: Hannermom using sex and procreation as a corporate merger tactic. And *that* might explain some of Hannelore's many, many issues, if at heart she knows that's the reason she was conceived. 

Oh god, I'm fan-fic-ing without even trying. 

Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 23 Feb 2012, 08:16
Fifty six? Life in orbit must be very ageing. Perhaps it's the cosmic rays.

I dunno, some people just go grey/white very fast. It's not unusual. His face doesn't look as old though so it's just the hair that makes him look older imo.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: jmucchiello on 23 Feb 2012, 09:14
Oh god, I'm fan-fic-ing without even trying. 
Just stay calm and stay where you are. The men in the black helicopters will take good care of you. Unless you are also a Mary Sue in which case you'll go all ninja on them and be on the run until you find a place everyone loves you.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 23 Feb 2012, 10:11
Quote from: Akima
aging

I bet he's led an unhealthful lifestyle in terms of sleep and diet.

Out of random curiosity, the UK spelling is "ageing", with "aging" being the correct one for the US. Is this a case where Australia uses the US variant?

Hannersibs: we know she's Beatrice's only child, but half-siblings are still possible though their existence would require Dr. Ellicott to have succeeded in reproducing with two different women.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: pwhodges on 23 Feb 2012, 10:37
Both Chambers and Oxford dictionaries give ageing and aging equal status, without comment.  There is a similar misconception over -ise and -ize.  Lotus Ami Pro word-processor offered two British English spell-check dictionaries to cover that one.  I rather suspect that the use of ossified spell-checking may be forcing a change in words like ageing/aging - "the computer must be right", you know.  At least one of my programs has an incorrect British spell checker that is convinced that words like traveller are wrong.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Skewbrow on 23 Feb 2012, 10:56

Hannersibs: we know she's Beatrice's only child, but half-siblings are still possible though their existence would require Dr. Ellicott to have succeeded in reproducing with two different women.

I confess having thought about writing a piece of fan-fic based on the revelation that Clinton is an illegitimate lovechild of Dr. Ellicott and Dr. Susan Calvin, currently a professor of robotics at UMass, and formerly Beatrice's roommate from college.

Then I realised that 1) I'm not enough of a writer to pull that off, 2) it would quickly become creepy.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Deadlywonky on 23 Feb 2012, 11:06
I have to say that Susan Calvin and Beatrice share many personality traits though, maybe they did grow up together?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: ChaosWolf on 23 Feb 2012, 12:41
This strip nailed it for me - Hanners' dad sounds like Doc Brown from BTTF.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Akima on 23 Feb 2012, 13:38
Out of random curiosity, the UK spelling is "ageing", with "aging" being the correct one for the US. Is this a case where Australia uses the US variant?
Er... :?  I did spell the word "ageing":
Fifty six? Life in orbit must be very ageing. Perhaps it's the cosmic rays.

My dictionaries give aging and ageing as alternatives without reference to US/British spelling. Modern Australian spelling is generally identical to British. The so-called variations listed in Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_English#Spelling_and_grammar) seem a bit dubious to me, in that they are all changes I have seen pretty frequently in modern British spelling too. The replacement with e of ae in mediaeval, primaeval etc., and oe in foetus, seem to be standard in BBC usage now, for example. I'm sure I've seen jail instead of gaol in British newspaper headlines too. The most obvious "American" usage in Australia is in the name of one of our main political parties, the Australian Labor Party, but that was adopted in 1912 under the influence of the American labour activist King O'Malley.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: StevenC on 23 Feb 2012, 13:47
This strip nailed it for me - Hanners' dad sounds like Doc Brown from BTTF.
So I'm not the only one!
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: RyanW1019 on 23 Feb 2012, 14:03
I'm FIFTY-SIX??? GREAT SCOTT!

 :-D
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: LTK on 23 Feb 2012, 14:12
I find it hard to believe that in an age with AI's running rampant and casually ferrying people to space, there isn't a cure for aging. Which makes Hannerdad's reaction even more absurd!
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Kugai on 23 Feb 2012, 14:28
I see the dramatic point for this arc;


This is the moment that Dr. E-C invents the process for full body cyborgs a la Ghost In The Shell

 :-D
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: RyanW1019 on 23 Feb 2012, 14:30
I find it hard to believe that in an age with AI's running rampant and casually ferrying people to space, there isn't a cure for aging. Which makes Hannerdad's reaction even more absurd!

Or he's got another century worth of plans/ideas/inventions he wants to enact/explore/create.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Arancaytar on 23 Feb 2012, 14:51
This is disheartening. If anyone was able to beat mortality, either medically or cybernetically, it'd be him.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 23 Feb 2012, 15:52
I'm sorry: somehow I read "aging".

Maybe conquering death will be his next accomplishment?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: pwhodges on 23 Feb 2012, 15:59
But it's hard, and he needs to do it before he dies, right?  Hence the hurry.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: jmucchiello on 23 Feb 2012, 16:10
But it's hard, and he needs to do it before he dies, right?  Hence the hurry.
But with his track record, conquering death should not take him more than a year, two tops.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: cesariojpn on 23 Feb 2012, 16:36
Does Hannerdad know something about his life expectancy most folks don't know?

Jeph used the wrong window background for panel 2. Or the station is orbiting REALLY fast.

That change would  not result from orbiting. Remember that the station is spinning to great artificial gravity. The rate of spin is about 1RPM (or 2RPM, if the residents have adjusted to slightly higher Coriolis). At this instant the axis (and hence also the windows on this side of the station) is pointing towards Earth. If we assume 1RPM and 15 seconds between panels 1 and 2, then the scene would have rotated 90 degrees, which looks about right. If we assume 2RPM, then 7.5 seconds is enough. Agree that panels 3 and 4 don't match this.

The direction of the axis goes a full circle once per orbit. Notice how in the previous strip (presumably 10-15 minutes earlier) you could see the Earth's edge from the window indicating that the axis of the spin was not pointing straight down at that time.

Of course, there is no reason for Jeph's drawings to follow the laws of physics  :-)

Is this horse dead, yet?



So Babylon 5 lied to me?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: jwhouk on 23 Feb 2012, 16:46
So.

We pretty much all know what's gonna happen tomorrow, right?

Birthday party with a lot of awkward looks - but no Hannerdad.

And Marigold mowing down on Space Cake! (with the station security director)
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: westrim on 23 Feb 2012, 20:22
For some reason I had the impression that Hannelore was the result of a youthful mishap, perhaps in college (fanfic idea: Hannerdad and Hannermom, the college years), but he was 32-33 or so when she was conceived, well into her parents careers.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Skewbrow on 23 Feb 2012, 20:33

So Babylon 5 lied to me?

I don't know. What happens there?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Feb 2012, 21:16
Spathe Cake!
Thy post is now repair'd.

(Woo, 1,100 posts, that's kind of significant I guess?  1,111 will be more fun, though.)
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: cesariojpn on 23 Feb 2012, 22:15

So Babylon 5 lied to me?

I don't know. What happens there?


The background scences. The rotation is slow and calculated. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IydexlGiAxA&list=WL67436041F90DF18D&index=13&feature=plpp_video)
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Carl-E on 23 Feb 2012, 23:14
Doc's in a hurry to get that 30-year longitudial study on happiness started.  As it is, he'll be 86 when the results come in, and then there's the analysis and publication...
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: DSL on 23 Feb 2012, 23:31
Maybe this belongs over in the spinning space station design thread, but I think the window, at least the one we can see in the cafeteria, is a view screen.

Also, dang, Hanners, you're a tough grader.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Near Lurker on 23 Feb 2012, 23:33
...I know the concept of "irrational integers" is a reference to something (fictional), but I can't think what.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: jmucchiello on 23 Feb 2012, 23:45
The background scences. The rotation is slow and calculated. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IydexlGiAxA&list=WL67436041F90DF18D&index=13&feature=plpp_video)
Scale is important. B5 is supposed to be 5 miles long. So it is also, nearly 400m radius (1/2 mile diameter). The angular velocity to create 1g on the outermost rings of B5 is not visually all that fast.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Skewbrow on 23 Feb 2012, 23:52

So Babylon 5 lied to me?

I don't know. What happens there?


The background scences. The rotation is slow and calculated. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IydexlGiAxA&list=WL67436041F90DF18D&index=13&feature=plpp_video)

I had to view the clip a couple of times to see it on my dirty laptop display, but yeah... Here the size of the station matters. If the radius of the station is 1km, then 1RPM gives about 1 g of gravity. But for a bigger station a slower rotation suffices. If the radius is 4km, then ½ RPM gives 1 g. If the radius is 16 km or 10 miles, then one quarter of a turn per minute will do. Akima's spreadsheet will give you more significant figures.  :wink:

Edit: Ninja'ed by jmucchiello. But if B5 has a radius of only 400 m, then we need something like 1.6 RPM to get 1 g.

...I know the concept of "irrational integers" is a reference to something (fictional), but I can't think what.

Don't know about fictional, but most (in a certain sense) of the so called algebraic integers are irrational. </math_teacher>
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Carl-E on 24 Feb 2012, 00:18
Most birthdays are irrational, too! 

And Skewbrow, Most numbers  are irrational, but not any  integers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integer). 


Edit:  Missed the algebraic part.  you are, of course, correct.  :D
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: cesariojpn on 24 Feb 2012, 00:19
The background scences. The rotation is slow and calculated. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IydexlGiAxA&list=WL67436041F90DF18D&index=13&feature=plpp_video)
Scale is important. B5 is supposed to be 5 miles long. So it is also, nearly 400m radius (1/2 mile diameter). The angular velocity to create 1g on the outermost rings of B5 is not visually all that fast.


So Babylon 5 lied to me?

I don't know. What happens there?


The background scences. The rotation is slow and calculated. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IydexlGiAxA&list=WL67436041F90DF18D&index=13&feature=plpp_video)

I had to view the clip a couple of times to see it on my dirty laptop display, but yeah... Here the size of the station matters. If the radius of the station is 1km, then 1RPM gives about 1 g of gravity. But for a bigger station a slower rotation suffices. If the radius is 4km, then ½ RPM gives 1 g. If the radius is 16 km or 10 miles, then one quarter of a turn per minute will do. Akima's spreadsheet will give you more significant figures.  :wink:

Edit: Ninja'ed by jmucchiello. But if B5 has a radius of only 400 m, then we need something like 1.6 RPM to get 1 g.

Now it makes sense once I re-saw the Severed Dreams Battle. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYoCvgAAiQ8&feature=related)
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 24 Feb 2012, 00:33
Hannelore didn't list Winslow as one of her close friends! In 706 she told him "you keep me company", but has there ever been an emotionally close conversation like Dora has with her cat?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Akima on 24 Feb 2012, 01:29
Edit: Ninja'ed by jmucchiello. But if B5 has a radius of only 400 m, then we need something like 1.6 RPM to get 1 g.
Me and my spreadsheet make it 1.48 RPM based on internet sources giving 840m as the external diameter with a 12m thick hull.

Irrational Numbers? Meh... I don't want to be negative, so I'll root for the Imaginary Numbers.

Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: snubnose on 24 Feb 2012, 02:24
So.

We pretty much all know what's gonna happen tomorrow, right?

Birthday party with a lot of awkward looks - but no Hannerdad.

And Marigold mowing down on Space Cake! (with the station security director)
Tomorrow, weekend will happen.

And no QC at all.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Skewbrow on 24 Feb 2012, 03:49
Edit: Ninja'ed by jmucchiello. But if B5 has a radius of only 400 m, then we need something like 1.6 RPM to get 1 g.
Me and my spreadsheet make it 1.48 RPM based on internet sources giving 840m as the external diameter with a 12m thick hull.


Calamity! My reputation for mental arithmetic is ruined. I used 1.6 as an approximation for the square root of (1km/400m), but that 1km was a crude approximation itself.

Damned be the accumulating round-off errors. :x

Conceding this round.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: jmucchiello on 24 Feb 2012, 05:46
Edit: Ninja'ed by jmucchiello. But if B5 has a radius of only 400 m, then we need something like 1.6 RPM to get 1 g.
Me and my spreadsheet make it 1.48 RPM based on internet sources giving 840m as the external diameter with a 12m thick hull.
Me and my spreadsheet make it 1.48 RPM based on internet sources giving 840m as the external diameter with a 12m thick hull.
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So is 1.48 generating 1g on the floor of the 420m radius station or on the inside "surface" of the 432m radius of the station's hull?

Calculations? The irony of this is I pulled the 400m out my rear based on just mentally eyeballing the ratio of the station's length to its width/diameter. Using my mind's eye again, the rotation speed of B5 is probably around 40 seconds per rotation. Which is about 1.5 RPM, which matches. I impress myself for only being off by 32m on the diameter of 5 mile long CG object.

Of course the flaw with B5 is there should have been low gravity habitats. But they never showed them. Also, getting exactly 1g at 420m "depth" is silly, the habitat ring should have accommodated gravities over 1g for some people who are use to heavily homeworlds.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Blackjoker on 24 Feb 2012, 05:58
I just want to know if these are irrational integers based on birthdays, or integers based on irrational birthdays.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Mad Cat on 24 Feb 2012, 06:21
I see the dramatic point for this arc;


This is the moment that Dr. E-C invents the process for full body cyborgs a la Ghost In The Shell

 :-D
Oh, uh, wh— what space port was that E-C space plane flying out of? I need to see Hannerdad about... something.

Re; D&D print, aside from the fact that Pintsize is DMing, I have to wonder what Marigold's so dour about.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: slydon on 24 Feb 2012, 06:29
In panel 5, Marten is talking like Hanners.
WHAT IS GOIN ON HERE, GUYZ?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: jwhouk on 24 Feb 2012, 07:44
So.

We pretty much all know what's gonna happen tomorrow, right?

Birthday party with a lot of awkward looks - but no Hannerdad.

And Marigold mowing down on Space Cake! (with the station security director)
Tomorrow, weekend will happen.

And no QC at all.

Please note I posted that THURSDAY morning, US time.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Throg on 24 Feb 2012, 07:48
Irrational Numbers? Meh... I don't want to be negative, so I'll root for the Imaginary Numbers.

i see what you did there

Math jokes...no, math PUNS...hoo boy...

= = =

So apparently psychohistory also exists in the QCverse as well (mathematical expressions of psychological states).



Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Is it cold in here? on 24 Feb 2012, 12:36
There's something floating around the net that says "The Tao of mathematics: the numbers you can count are not the real numbers".
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Akima on 24 Feb 2012, 13:53
Re; D&D print, aside from the fact that Pintsize is DMing, I have to wonder what Marigold's so dour about.
Marigold is in-character as a barbarian fighter (axe, animal-hide clothes). Grim and dour comes with the territory (the archetype is Conan The Barbarian, not Conan O'Brien). Meta-gamers need not apply.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: kouper on 24 Feb 2012, 16:37
Fifty six? Life in orbit must be very ageing. Perhaps it's the cosmic rays.

I dunno, some people just go grey/white very fast. It's not unusual. His face doesn't look as old though so it's just the hair that makes him look older imo.


Im 28 and My goatee is already pretty salt and peppery, and the sides of my head as well. Some people have the unfortunate disposition to go grey far earlier than others. My mother's father was completely grey in his 30's, my father still has most of his color.....

I coulda swore I've posted before, been lurking here since right after the ability to create accounts was made far harder.... oh well, yay first post me?
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Kugai on 24 Feb 2012, 16:39
I wonder if Hanners took the test and skipped over certain 'Adult' Topics the first time round

And if so, would she answer them now



Maybe



Maybe not
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: jwhouk on 24 Feb 2012, 16:49
US$338 for a misprint of Volume 1 of Questionable Content?

And still 3 days to go.

The final bid was US$390.

Nearly Four Hundred Dollars for a mis-printed QC Volume 1.

The mind boggles.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Carl-E on 24 Feb 2012, 16:57
Phsst!  Collectors. 


[checks his manhatten depression glass and notes the remaining pieces needed for a complete set]
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Skewbrow on 24 Feb 2012, 21:55
There's something floating around the net that says "The Tao of mathematics: the numbers you can count are not the real numbers".

 :-D I like that quote. Even though it is too open-to-interpretation to have a precise meaning. My take is that whoever said that meant that "the numbers you can count form a small minority among all the real numbers", but admittedly that is a dull way of putting it.

Edit: Should have said "... the numbers you can compute"
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: celticgeek on 24 Feb 2012, 21:58
The set of integers is  countably infinite.  The set of real numbers is uncountably infinite.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Skewbrow on 24 Feb 2012, 23:33
True. What I was aiming at is that the set of computable numbers is also countably infinite, and hence a small minority among the real numbers. I should have foreseen the confusion that necessarily results from using "countable" and "computable" interchangably in a situation, where the correct interpretation of terms is meaningful, likely to happen, and contradicts with my intended meaning. Sorry about that.

So the tl; dr; version (math forces these upon us - otherwise confusion will arise). Most numbers cannot be computed. IOW it is impossible to write a computer program that would print out the decimals of that number. Even if we would allow the program to run from here to eternity (like a simple program printing out 1/3 would just endless keep on printing out more and more 3s in an endless loop). Or yet in other words: most real numbers exist only for the purpose of making the math playground complete and safe for the players.
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Akima on 25 Feb 2012, 06:25
Even though it is too open-to-interpretation to have a precise meaning.
What do you expect?:
"The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao
The name that can be named is not the eternal name."
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Border Reiver on 25 Feb 2012, 06:59
Re; D&D print, aside from the fact that Pintsize is DMing, I have to wonder what Marigold's so dour about.
Marigold is in-character as a barbarian fighter (axe, animal-hide clothes). Grim and dour comes with the territory (the archetype is Conan The Barbarian, not Conan O'Brien). Meta-gamers need not apply.

I leaned more towards Beowulf back when I played, but that would also explain why my 1st level fighters tended to get the tar whalled out of them by the ogres....
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: Carl-E on 25 Feb 2012, 12:29
Even though it is too open-to-interpretation to have a precise meaning.
What do you expect?:
"The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao
The name that can be named is not the eternal name."



...and these are not the droids you're looking for.   :police:
Title: Re: WCDT 2126-2130 (20-24 Feburary 2012) QC in SPAAAAAAACE! Week 5
Post by: akronnick on 26 Feb 2012, 03:34
...And the Princess is in another castle!