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by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

One last post:
Here is an image of the descent https://twitter.com/elakdawalla/status/532588101806596096
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Thanks everyone for the company on the forums. My work day is done (my work isn't) and I'm heading home.
[Edit]: Have fun waiting
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Patteroast wrote:
Foarm wrote:
Patteroast wrote:Latest I'm reading is that although the harpoons didn't fire, the ice screws did and Philae is still on the surface and returning data.

Where did you read that?

Emily Lakdawalla on Twitter.

Thanks
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Patteroast wrote:Latest I'm reading is that although the harpoons didn't fire, the ice screws did and Philae is still on the surface and returning data.

Where did you read that?
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

BlitzGirl wrote:
Team looking at refire options

Shoot 'em again!

Hear, hear!
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

BlitzGirl wrote:Back to "Nervous" and "Anxious".

The lander just moved! I'm nervous and anxious at the same time!
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

The whales are still calm, even though were not sure the harpoons worked. :?
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

sdnelso2 wrote:
JDGA wrote:The livestream just stated that the harpoons never actually fired. Oops.

aaaa?

Still: Let's break open the champagne!
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

A great success!

B.t.w. Philae just did a multilingual address change
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

I see a lot of smiling on the live stream for all that AAAAAAAA
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

thomasloven wrote:All those pictures they keep talking about... are they on the internet yet? My Google-fu is failing me.

Here are some parting shots: http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2014/11/12/farewell-philae/
http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2014/11/12/farewell-rosetta/
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

BlitzGirl wrote:Philae is now below spacewhale altitude.

No landing on that spacewhale then...
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Quercus wrote:Between this comic and the ESA live webcast I am getting no work done today.

Same here...
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

BlitzGirl wrote:The question marks have successfully killed the slab of stone and emerge to survey the ruins.

But still a whale survived
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

eidako wrote:Randomly tuned into the ESA stream, there's a bizarre documentary with a mythology/fantasy backdrop playing.
edit: It's over.

And people applaude afterwards...
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

The Status report is starting to look like the telemetry of ESA Operations
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Envelope Generator wrote:I just noticed there's still one whale in there. It is HIDING! But it is not so smart!

You're right! I didn't notice it until now.
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: Blitz update: page 9

cellocgw wrote: What If (oops, sorry) the drawings are reality and the ESA live feed is all from a soundstage near Area51?

That would be a good camouflage: NASA pretending to be the ESA (European Space Agency)
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Don't be a kangaroo, be a gecko!
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
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Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

And Philae is worried again :(

[Edit] Ninja'd
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

[Edit] Ninja'd


Back to beïng brave
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Just imagine it's a very big whale Philae
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

BlitzGirl wrote:I felt like a bot, posting all those pix in a row. Glad more people are here now!

I sure do too.

BlitzGirl wrote:Plot twist: The comet was Mission Control all along. For the raptors.

I wonder who will draw first blood, oil or whatever...
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

11:15
Image
https://sslimgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing ... BBVK9p.png

[Edit] Do harpoons work on comets: Hopefully
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
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Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "Landing"

by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
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Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "???"

by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "???"

Is Cueball a Rosettanian?
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:45 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "???"

BlitzGirl wrote:Welcome to the Now!

10:40
https://sslimgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing ... usaqUA.png

HEY! ROSETTA!

Thanks.

It will take a while before Rosetta wil hear your returning call..
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "???"

Yay!
I'm up to date :D
by Foarm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1446: "Landing"
Replies: 1142
Views: 147290

Re: 1446: "???"

Seems like I have only a few pages to read to catch up...
Luckily not as much reading to do as with Time yet.
by Foarm
Fri May 24, 2013 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104965
Views: 30236662

Re: 1190: "Time"

Just finished eating my daily dose of fruit, but seeing those grapevines gave me a big craving for grapes...
by Foarm
Tue May 21, 2013 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1214: "Geoguessr"
Replies: 102
Views: 27096

Re: 1214: "Geoguessr"

I just got an location in the snow, without any streets and no tracks of the tires of an car...
I wonder, can you still call it streetview when google is even using snowmobiles, backpacks and other platforms to roam places?
by Foarm
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104965
Views: 30236662

Re: 1190: "Time"

I may indeed have to do a black-and-white song, though the choices are limited. Hmm... Michael Jackson's “Black or White” ... from the album “This is It”? (I cheated, searched in Spotify.) Yes, that's the one that jumped in my head first, but I don't know. I like StratPlayer's Three Dog Night snipp...
by Foarm
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104965
Views: 30236662

Re: 1190: "Time"

A fresh new scene arrived to "Wait for it.", but also the Time to go home has arrived :( Please keep enjoying the "Welcome BlitzGirl" party while it lasts and while you wait for it. hmm... Maybe this is "what's out there." and we see Megan and Cueball entering the frame...
by Foarm
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104965
Views: 30236662

Re: 1190: "Time"

Wasn't someone supposed to bring Croissants when BlitzGirl arrived? Where are they? That would be my southern neighbor manvandmaan: BlitzGirl, do you by any chance have a beret? and also: I'll make sure those Croissants are oven-fresh when you arrive! AND EVEN MORE ALSO: WATCH OUT FOR THE TEARS! Th...
by Foarm
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104965
Views: 30236662

Re: 1190: "Time"

BlitzGirl wrote:Hello!

Oh, shoot, almost forgot! <snip>

You took the words right out of my mouth...

Congratulations with being on time for the first time since we are waiting for it.
Have some delicious cake time!
by Foarm
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:34 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 104965
Views: 30236662

Re: 1190: "Time"

Eternal Density wrote:Hi BlitzGirl/Lane Petite! You saved Time!! Our Waiting for It has borne fruit!!! The River is Small!!!!

The Sea is BIG!

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