Talk:2111: Opportunity Rover

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The subject of this comic, the Opportunity Rover, is being officially declared dead today, the day the comic was released. I wonder how long this comic has been ready, waiting to eulogize the rover. Blaisepascal (talk) 18:03, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

I'm not crying, you're crying! But seriously, I hope this one becomes a poster... one of my favorite comics in a good long while. -- 20:25, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Stop slicing those onions ! 14:12, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes, more of a paean than "a discussion about ... " the Opportunity rover, and more, it justifies a yearning for the "opportunity" in general to share the knowledge with the world. Uplifting, for me. PGilm (talk) 20:59, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Okay, deleting and replacing my explanation with something completely different is one thing, but deleting my comments, and the comments of those who replied to me, so that it's as if our conversation never took place? What the fuck? 21:26, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Why would anyone do this? Poor you.. Kazeita (talk) 23:51, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
Maybe it's because you're an vandalistic, antisemitic, conspiracy theorist nutbar, and we don't want you here. Just sayin'. 03:55, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

The fact that the rover ran for 15 years is already magical. He was just designed to last several months (I sincerely use this surname), and people at NASA was suspecting that it may just last days. Yet he worked so hard for us. When I saw the movie about him 10 years ago, I wad SO moved. All of you should watch it now. I had no idea that I would edit a wiki page about him today. Kazeita (talk) 23:51, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

On one hand, this feels like a subtle nod to xkcd itself. In a sense, a lot of xkcd is Randall's own journal of what he thinks of every so often, and he gets to share it with millions and millions of people. On the other, "and here's a trench I dug with my wheel" makes me think that Opportunity was using time outside of its feed to slowly but surely dig out an actual 100-meter or so trench. Getting larger. And larger. Until one day, it will rival even the trenches of Earth. And on that day...Their conquest will have begun. 03:33, 14 February 2019 (UTC)