Talk:2072: Evaluating Tech Things

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Do we need a reason to do things other than the fact it is freaking awesome? Linker (talk) 17:42, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Look on the other end of the scale -- some of the freaking awesome things we do have devastating long term effects for all of humanity. But not this one. {...mentally weighing...} Probably. -boB (talk) 18:29, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Ok, I'll setup the google alert: 18:17, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

The Black Mirror-Mythbusters scale. Or, to give it it's proper name, the Brooker-Hyneman Scale. GranadalandDreamer (talk) 23:59, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

lol, find it a little funny that it sounds almost like a real name. -- Linker (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I'm amazed that no one has flown a drone into a tornado yet. Or is it just that they've yet to recover any footage from the mangled remains of the poor smashed drones? --Quantum7 (talk) 09:07, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Explanation seems pretty complete. Anything missing really? The comic is not very deep to need a longer explanation than it currently is. -- 11:16, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Is Cueball vacillating over which opinion he has, or does he have both and is wondering which to express? 13:03, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

That's a good question. Aside from risk-taking inherent to any storm-chasing, the activity of flying a drone into a storm doesn't have any obvious ethical baggage. Maybe Randall has thought of something that I haven't? Either way, it's a less-than-ideal testcase to demonstrate the evaluation scale humorously or otherwise. jameslucas (" " / +) 13:56, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
If the dials above his head represent his thoughts, as suggested by the 2nd panel, then it is his actual opinion that he expresses in the end. 14:22, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Drones into a tornado is a thing. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

No, not yet, the project is planned, but they need funding, and also make their actual idea work. But cool though. --Kynde (talk) 13:03, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

I don't even see this as a question. Of course it's massively cool. But the engineer in me is concerned about any drone being strong enough to not be completely destroyed before it gets close enough to return good data/video. Shamino (talk) 20:21, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

I actually went through exactly this quandary when I walked through my living room a few nights ago and found my wife watching live open-heart surgery on the TV (UK - I don't know if this is a thing anywhere else). My dial is still quivering right in the middle as I'm fascinated, but wondering about the impact on "entertainment" and society's expectations thereof. Daemonik (talk) 11:44, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

I think Randall just tries to use his influence to get the job done. Just like he has experiences before with 249: Chess Photo and 225: Open Source (see Life Imitates xkcd). See also the explanation for 254: Comic Fragment, which no one has enacted yet... This insight could be part of the explanation above, that Randall hopes alot of engineers will be inspired to try and maybe succeed in getting pictures and data from the inside of a tornado using drones. --Kynde (talk) 13:03, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

What about Twister??? Movie: Twister (1996 film) 15:23, 19 November 2018 (UTC)