Talk:2685: 2045

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I've add a CITATION NEEDED for the medical appointment because in many countries and in the past Soviet Statesit took that long and so is a questionable claim I've been waiting for Randall to do a comic related to the DART mission. I think I'm going to have to be satisfied with the title text being inspired by it -- altering the orbits of the earth and/or moon would be infinitely harder. Barmar (talk) 16:56, 14 October 2022 (UTC)

Whatever the old soviet joke is (probably related to the American myth that Canadian medical care takes longer?) it's behind a paywall, so no one can read it anyhow. 19:58, 17 October 2022 (UTC)
It's probably the one about the Soviet citizen finally getting permission to obtain a washing machine/fridge/car/whatever, but being told that it would take five/ten/fifteen years to be delivered, or so. "AM or PM?", he asks. Because, as he explains, he has the plumber/electrician/decorator/... due to start work that particular morning. (It's probably on this page, or a close version of it, but that's a read and a half and I think I'll go through it later.) 20:34, 17 October 2022 (UTC)
From the article:
Mr. Reagan then told his current favorite [joke], about a Russian who wants to buy a car. A Matter of Delivery
The man goes to the official agency, puts down his money and is told that he can take delivery of his automobile in exactly 10 years.
"Morning or afternoon?" the purchaser asks. "Ten years from now, what difference does it make?" replies the clerk.
"Well," says the car-buyer, "the plumber's coming in the morning." 23:08, 17 October 2022 (UTC)

though it says Black Hat is rejecting the invitation sarcastically, considering Black Hat it's also possible he's planning something else for the total eclipse, such as playing a prank on people who don't know it's coming, or messing with the meeting under discussion. 17:31, 14 October 2022 (UTC)

Or planning to be actively messing with the eclipse... 18:59, 14 October 2022 (UTC)

That reminds me: 19:33, 14 October 2022 (UTC)

Here’s a source for moving the Earth or the Sun requiring vast amounts of energy: It doesn’t really cover moving the Moon though. 02:23, 15 October 2022 (UTC)

Alternatively, just use 6 cells over 111 generations: [1] 07:10, 18 October 2022 (UTC)
And with that breaks the 104-comic streak where we never saw Black Hat. I'm pretty sure that's the longest ever. ISaveXKCDpapers (talk) 03:52, 15 October 2022 (UTC)
Is this Megan or Danish? 05:28, 15 October 2022 (UTC)

Can somebody please calculate the minimum needed energy amount, if you start now? -- 11:09, 15 October 2022 (UTC)

And how many probe impacts that would require. 08:41, 17 October 2022 (UTC)

pretty sure the explanation needs to be sanitized of invisible control characters or zero-width whitespace - there were several edits that added thousands of characters but did not result in a visually different page, and those edits were never reverted -- 12:43, 15 October 2022 (UTC)

edit: just now did it, lmk if i missed anything-- 12:46, 15 October 2022 (UTC)
unedit: just now undid it, lmk if i missed anything
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Corrected date of annular eclipse to Oct 14 2023 link Peter 15:13, 15 October 2022 (UTC)

Somebody should add one of those links that redirects to comic no. 2045 to avoid confusion (I'm not super familiar with Mediawiki) Mushrooms (talk) 09:06, 17 October 2022 (UTC)

Not as important, because just trying "2045" sends you there (where there is the {{distinguish}} template pointing you here), yet you have to actually try a bit to land here instead of your true intent to go there. But I just now put one here that tells you about that one, anyway.
Not sure how many other comics using a {{distinguish|...the other comic...}} are similarly reciprocated on their 'less favoured sibling' without checking. Could be inconsistently done, if I recall correctly how it was recently set up as a kind of disambiguation measure. 10:21, 17 October 2022 (UTC)

It claims that 'The moon being hard to move' needs a citation. I know it's a joke, but I have wanted to do the kinetic energy calculations since I saw this, so I give you this: You want a citation? I'll give you a citation! SqueakSquawk4 (talk) 15:58, 17 October 2022 (UTC)

This comic should be a grand example of classical classholeism on black hats part. plattermonkey