Talk:2058: Rock Wall

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There doesn't seem to be a link from the previous (#2057/Internal Monologues) comic to this one yet. I tried in another browser just in case my cache was messing up. -boB (talk) 14:21, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your note. It's maybe the proxy in the background so I will wait a little bit for further actions. Nonetheless this shouldn't happen and I will figure out the reason. --Dgbrt (talk) 14:58, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
The link is now shown and this means the problem is definitely caused by the proxy cache. If this happens again on Monday the BOT will handle this in the future. --Dgbrt (talk) 15:54, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
The link showed up when I purged it and completely forgot to comment here (sorry). So that might give a good hint for why it was happening. --NeatNit (talk) 18:15, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, that's exactly what the BOT will do at the than former latest comic if really needed. This expires all caches, hopefully. But the BOT action is only a workaround I don't like. It did work in the past when the site template provided a new link and it should do so now without a BOT. --Dgbrt (talk) 18:41, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

I am not a mantle geologist, but I've always thought that if the core of Mars has really cooled & solidified, blasting the whole surface off could let us get at that sweet nickel-iron core. I mean it's a giant wad of semi-refined metals with some rock caked on top of it, right? If there's no magma to deal with, we could actually get at the good stuff much more easily. Mine Mars' core! ProphetZarquon (talk) 17:20, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

That would make terraforming Mars lot harder. -- Hkmaly (talk) 22:11, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Wouldn't the part of astronomy which studies black holes be even more frustrating? Also, peeling away the event horizon, even locally, might destroy whole universe ... -- Hkmaly (talk) 22:11, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

I think, perhaps, that theology might top even that. Perhaps a really enterprising (hah!) astronomer could find a way to the other side of the event horizon (though transmitting her findings back might be hard) and perhaps someday the Kola Superdeep Borehole project will be, ah, re-opened. But getting anything truly verifiable back from beyond the dead is probably ... a bit out of reach. 02:03, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
Good point, theology is even more hard to reach AND likely more dangerous when peeling away ... (note: for why peeling away the event horizon from singularity might be possible, just not good idea, see Naked singularity) -- Hkmaly (talk) 00:02, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Something Weird Would Happen - may refer to this expedition to find out what weird thing happens at mantle exposure. -- FT FreeTim (talk) 09:01, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Third Doctor

Anybody remember the Dr. who episode where the third doctor had to deal with people trying to break through the crust on an alternate Earth?

Oh, THERE Liu Cixin stole the basic idea for his short "Mountain" :-) 20:25, 16 October 2018 (UTC)