Talk:2208: Drone Fishing

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So kite fishing is a thing for recreational deep sea fishing. I think some people are experimenting with using drones instead of kites. I think I've also read about using a drone to allow long "casts" when shore fishing. This seems to be Randall just mixing all that up in a fun (?) way. 16:04, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

What kind of bait do you use to attract a drone, anyway? Or would you use some kind of electronic lure? Barmar (talk) 20:01, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

Perhaps no bait is required and you either wait for the drone to fly into the streaming lines and foul itself; or fly the kite in such a manner as to 'snag' the drone similar to the way one snags salmon during the mating runs. RAGBRAIvet (talk) 17:43, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Isn't this comic a reference to How To? There was a comic in that book about fishing while suspended from drones. 21:47, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

Could this comic possibly be a reference to 2148: Cubesat Launch?--XRENEGADEx (talk) 23:11, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

And/or the space junk removal experiments? 03:23, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
Those experiments are awesome. And Randall actually predicted one (kinda) by making a line go from solid to dotted at the right time, see trivia of 1402: Harpoons --Lupo (talk) 07:21, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Nobody notices drone fishing is an actual thing? 01:44, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

It isn't clear to me that this would be illegal, at least the "fishing" part, although caught drones would have to be returned. Unless the airspace has been reserved, kites and drones have equal access to the airspace. Perhaps the extra dangling strings could be seen as a deliberate attempt to trap drones, but any justification ("testing kite tail designs", "testing ion content in the air" etc.) could be sufficient to make these OK. Likewise, the kite owner could complain about the drones being "armed" with unjustifiably sharp propellers and such "designed" to damage the kite. Umm, are drone fights a thing (yet)? 12:16, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

Mini-drone racing has been a thing for years, but IRL fights are considered gauche in the extreme. 16:51, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
Battle Drones are a real thing. These Are Not The Comments You Are Looking For (talk) 04:13, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
What could possibly go wrong? Thank goodness income inequality is stabilizing globally. 20:54, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Alright ladies and gentlemen, I've come to train eagles and write content, and I'm all out of eagles. 06:46, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

I believe 1523: Microdrones should be mentioned, as it also mentions stealing drones. Magic9mushroom (talk) 08:09, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

When I was much younger I remember seeing a documantary film where people use kites and hooks to "fish" for bats or megabats or fruit bats. However I don't remember where that scene has taken place. 10:08, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Apperantly it is a interesting, but illegal (partly because fruit bats are endangered already), activity done in the philippines. See this source I found on Google. --Lupo (talk) 11:42, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

I feel like it would be much faster and easier to get a friend and string up some thin rope in-between the lines similar to barrage balloons. 15:29, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

For fans of "Father Ted": are the characters on the right side small, or are they farther away? (I suppose either way makes for good fishing) [email protected] 09:34, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

They are kids. Science Girls and her friend. Not unusual for Randall to use kids in his comics, and then the small Cueball-like kid is of course not Cueball. This has been mentioned in the explanation and the transcript. --Kynde (talk) 12:03, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

Is it just me who, on reading the title "Drone fishing" started singing the Bing Crosby song "Gone Fishin'" - allusion to the popular phrase perhaps? --OliReading (talk) 12:35, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

I still feel like we should reference What If? 149: Pizza Bird which includes a discussion of what drones can do in the context of birds delivering pizza. But on reflection that does seem too tangental. Somehow, maybe as a short parenthetical? 17:07, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

I "ctrl+f"ed the page and did find neither mention of "drone", nor "kite", nor "fish", so I think it is way to tangental to be mentioned (it is now mentioned here in the comments :) ). However I like linking comics (and when appropriate What-Ifs) to each other in Trivia sections, so people can explore more on their favorite topics, jokes, etc. I just think here it is not fitting enough. --Lupo (talk) 06:34, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
You're right. How do you feel about [1]? 19:06, 3 October 2019 (UTC)