Talk:1922: Interferometry

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Newbie here just added the explanition and transcript, so will need editing. 16:25, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

I think we both added it at the same time; when I submitted mine it showed normally in the edit box with the captcha, but when I pressed save it spliced your explanation and mine together. Think yours is probably better researched (I was typing off the top of my head), so I reverted it again. -- 16:43, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Why is there a period after Interferometry in the first panel? 19:04, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

It has to be a mistake. Otherwise, Beret Guy sounds like he has a weird speech cadence. Dogman15 (talk) 10:17, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

I really like the [citation needed] on whether dogs can interfere with each other. I want it to stay! -- 20:05, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Dogs certainly can interfere with each other - in fact, they often have to be restrained from doing so... 09:37, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Beret guy is back ! I like it... 00:05, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

I feel it should be noted that these are good dogs, Brent. -- 04:49, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

I think the good dog part in the title text is related to the new t-shirt from Questionable Content. I think there has been guest comics one way or the other before. 06:25, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

It's different and probably unrelated, but the comic made me think of the science fiction classic _A Fire Upon The Deep_ in which there are intelligent hive mind dog packs. One dog isn't intelligent, but put 4-6 together and the pack forms a single person with human-level intelligence. 07:52, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

The latest research shows you'd need about 30 dogs to equate to one human in terms of neuron quantity (, but I wouldn't expect human-level intelligence with just 30 dogs because that ignores the amount of overhead needed to control the 30 dog bodies. 11:20, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

A large bark does not prove a large dog - dog size and bark size are not proportionately related. The fact that the bark is apparently emanating from mid-air would be more of an indication (though this could be an auditory illusion caused by the combination of barks from the two dogs). 09:37, 30 November 2017 (UTC)