Talk:2444: Ingenuity

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Wow! I clicked open xkcd at 3:50 or so, I can't believe I was one of the first on the team!Hiihaveanaccount (talk) 20:58, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Speaking as an Australian, I usually don't bother to check XKCD until well after the day after the post. It's 9am Thursday, and I'm surprised it's posted this early. Thisfox (talk) 21:56, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Perseverance's maximum driving speed is only about 8 feet/minute (comparable to a baby's crawling speed). So Ingenuity wouldn't have to fly very fast to get it to say "Whee!". Barmar (talk) 21:40, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Can we work in somehow that on the date of the comic, Ingenuity was in the middle of the multi-day deployment process? 23:07, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

I was thinking along those lines. I've made some edits that I think cover your suggestions, but obviously they're open to further refinement/expansion as anyone might desire to make. (The exact status of deployment, as of comic-posting, might be nice to know, but I don't currently believe it was so precisely timed to "the point they detached" or anything like that.) 01:22, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

I think the mumble mumble thing is a reference to the four fundamental forces comic 04:20, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

I think the title Text is a reference to the trope that nobody can really explain satisfactorily explain how flight works... On Mars or on earth. 06:07, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Im probably wrong but the title text might be referencing the technobabble in various science fiction but i'm probably wrong -- 20:09, 1 April 2021 (UTC)
(^^Another corrected indenting...^^) Not really. Technobabble is usually very definite words (mis)used or (mis)constructed to 'explain' something, with the gap between canon and reality just hand-waved away. Mumbling over things is more a "I don't care enough even to try to make you understand, live with it" thing, in fiction as in reality. 21:05, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Well, even if Ingenuity can't lift the rover, that setup would make a great Martian lawnmower...although...yeah...I know.  :-( SteveBaker (talk) 20:51, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Edit: Deleted comment. Sorry for the accidental spam. {)|(}Quill{)|(} 18:17, 6 April 2021 (UTC)

Is it possible this comic is a reference to the Jerma985 video released just 10 days prior, where he performs this exact maneuver? I would like to believe that Randall is a Jerma fan, for all the implications that has 06:07, 1 May 2021 (UTC)