Talk:2675: Pilot Priority List

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Who else googled 'words ending with ate' and had an extra chuckle at what could have been? My favorites: circumnavigate, excommunicate, disarticulate. 172.70.175.30 05:08, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

I was disappointed not to see 'conjugate' on the list. Angel (talk) 09:16, 22 September 2022 (UTC)
Not to mention 'copulate'. I guess he wanted to keep it G-rated. Barmar (talk) 14:10, 22 September 2022 (UTC)
On the top of my list would be "Procrastinate": Attending to all other tasks in reverse order. Mumiemonstret (talk) 11:13, 3 October 2022 (UTC)
"Deliberate": Think about what to do next. 172.68.174.185 20:58, 13 October 2022 (UTC)

How about 'exterminate'? MarquisOfCarrabass (talk) 05:13, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

Only if the pilot is a Dalek. 172.70.135.118 (talk) 14:12, 27 September 2022 (UTC) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
My thoughts exactly! (Note: I moved your signature up) Elektrizikekswerk (talk) 07:19, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

What categories does this kind of list belong in. I guess Randall has made similar lists before? Should there be a category for this kind of comics, that do not easily belong in any other. I added Food category because of the cake, but that was just for the title text... Also if anyone has a better link to a good picture of a layered cake, as the one currently in the title text explanation please add that. But it is a good picture resembling the airspace diagram inverted very much --Kynde (talk) 08:53, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

I can see that for instance this comic with a list, 1957: 2018 CVE List, has been added to the Category:Charts. In that case this comic should also, but to me this is not really a chart. Maybe a Category:Lists would work? Should it be "lists" rather than "list"? Not native English speaker. --Kynde (talk) 08:56, 22 September 2022 (UTC)
(On List/Lists, yes, I would say Category:Lists would be a categorical list of all lists. Any such Category:List would be appropriate if a particular list (henceforth "it's that list again!") has multiple appearances (perhaps in rationed fractions, like the "things not to do" one) across comics that thus need to be categorised. If that ever happens though then the List might be better "Category:The List", leaving room for The Other List, A Further Different List, all those categories maybe needing to be added to a category of all "List"s (which of course qualifies them for being under "Lists"), but we'll cross those bridges if we come to them. :P ) 172.70.162.77 14:10, 22 September 2022 (UTC)
Other list comics (Feel free to add to mine without signature):
2525: Air Travel Packing List
1011: Baby Names
1957: 2018 CVE List
887: Future Timeline
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Afterate - enjoy a waffer-thin mint.172.70.162.155 09:07, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

Does anybody else get "list of achievements" vibes from this? it shares many features like simple names, descriptions etc. Mushrooms (talk) 10:10, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

Instead of ANC it's ANCDARESPC 172.71.167.12 12:40, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Bumpf

As for Categories, this is definitely Aviation related and a List. So, most of things that 1937:_IATA_Airport_Abbreviations qualifies for, should also apply to this one. Nutster (talk) 13:43, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

Created Category:Aviation. Natg19 (talk) 23:05, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

Am I the only one who thought about the INXS video "Mediate"? https://youtu.be/Pr-Vfnd7Yno Shamino (talk) 17:21, 22 September 2022 (UTC)

Definitely not. I came here to check for this. Kind of disappointed that this is the only comment to that effect (and also disappointed that Mr. Munro missed the opportunity.)172.71.142.177 04:04, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
Like the above poster, I specifically came here to check for references to the INXS song.

Agitate - put protest signs on the cockpit door 108.162.216.227 11:03, 23 September 2022 (UTC)

Way at the absolute bottom of the list should be Autodefenestrate - the act of throwing oneself out a window. -MeZimm 172.69.33.177 00:03, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

This comment is to memorialize "our" (explainxkcd's) supposed "ELUCIDATE, EXPLICATE, ANNOTATE, DEMONSTRATE, CITATE AND ILLUSTRATE CHECKLIST" for after the incomplete tag gets removed. Should we add a Trivia-level section after the Transcript for it? Or put it in the Editors' FAQ? 172.70.210.243 02:06, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

This explanation needs an actual picture of the "upside down wedding cake" airspace class diagrams referred to in the titletext. Like this: https://www.faasafety.gov/files/gslac/FTB/Airspace/Airspace%20Chart.jpgScs (talk) 03:31, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

🗸 ILLUSTRATEd. 172.69.33.99 05:42, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

Why are complex airspace classes tiered instead of coned? 172.70.210.243 08:43, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

So you don't have to do trigonometry to figure out if you're in the wrong place. 172.70.211.146 09:46, 24 September 2022 (UTC)
Well, trig isn't really needed for "if x-thousand feet away from (focal point/boundary) at height y, where x=ny" (n could even be 1). Trig isn't even really needed if you're sighting the angle between the horizon and the beacon at the apex of the cone and without needing to know your altitide need to know that once the declination is beyond a given amount that you're in the controlled-cone.
But as much flight is horizontal within broad bands (save for deliberate ascending/descending) and altitude is actually supposed to be something you're very aware of at least within a hundred feet or so, you might as well just know that "lower than Level A, the radius to know about is A', or above that but lower than Level B it is B', ...etc". This can be represented on flat charts/on-screen displays much easier as nested/concentric/etc boundaries 'of interest', without any of the complexity of a 2519: Sloped Border situation. 162.158.34.205 19:35, 24 September 2022 (UTC)

Perhaps overly literal, but some of these "lower-priority" items might actually be of interest to real pilots. It's impossible to take off without accelerating, for one. For another, pilots do sometimes broadcast congratulatory messages, which is nice but would certainly be of a lower priority than aviating, navigating and communicating. Finally, occasions such as public holidays or the founding of the airline are sometimes celebrated aboard airliners, and would naturally be announced to the passengers by the captain - although having the pilot leave the cockpit and join in the celebrations might be a cause for alarm.[citation needed] 172.70.142.95 06:53, 27 September 2022 (UTC)