Talk:1583: NASA Press Conference

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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I think the alt image text refers to the Elon Musk's idea of Mars colonization with nuclear bombs This that (talk) 10:00, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Yep! I suppose that too.--Complynx (talk) 10:33, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
Um, Musk didn't suggest colonizing with nuclear bombs. (Lots of Little Boy bombs on Mars running around with their moms and dads?) He said nuking the poles would be a fast way to get Mars warmer and more Earth-like so it could be colonized with people. - Equinox 14:10, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
And we realize he was throwing it out there as a terrible hypothetically quick way of making Mars habitable. He is not olanning on doing that in any way. He is lookibg at making it habitable, but he does say it will take quite a long time to make it happen. Many, many years with biodomes. I know this doesn't change what is saidnin the comic, but let's all realize he's not planning on actually doing it. -- Sean timmons (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
And let us ALSO keep in mind that even if Elon Musk wanted to and was planning on going through with it, he would not be able to acquire nuclear weapons. Say what you want about the government's excessive reliance on federal contractors, but we still keep NORAD in-house. Bbruzzo (talk) 21:20, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Maybe this could be linked somewhere: Elektrizikekswerk (talk) 10:27, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

the star wars thing should be explained. i realise that the possibility of anyone who doesn't already know caring at all is pretty small, but this is explain xkcd after all. ( scene?)-- 11:52, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, but what were they really trying to accomplish? I've never questioned this before. I feel so alone and incomplete.... Puck0687 (talk) 15:37, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
I have the feeling it was just someone trying to cause trouble. They saw Luke and Obi Wan, knew that they weren't regulars there and decided to pick a fight with a n00b. Kind of like YouTube comments. Obi Wan slicing off Ponda Baba's arm was the equivalent of a presumed n00b on the YouTube comments making a "your mom" burn. -- 15:49, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
Is there something in the books that explains that? NotLock (talk) 16:18, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, Obi Wan showing off that he was a Jedi knight (when he just showed in the last scene that he also has mind control powers) was a dick move, and the opposite of keeping a low profile in a city under Stormtrooper control. But he had to do it, or else the audience wouldn't have known that a lightsaber was a deadly weapon until the duel with Darth Vader. So, yeah, it's a good question. 18:36, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

I think the "is it ruined" line of questions in the third panel is treating Mars as a smartphone, considering Mars to be damaged because it "got wet" and asking if Mars will be okay after it "dries out". 18:14, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Could we maybe include a few examples of ill-informed questions from previous press conferences? (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Here is an example. Condor70 (talk) 14:04, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

So apparently no one thought moss and cockroaches was a good idea? 14:21, 29 September 2015 (UTC)