Talk:2099: Missal of Silos
We need a citation to prove that residents of Cheyenne, Wyoming would rather not be targeted with nuclear weapons? 188.8.131.52 19:06, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
- As no residents have already requested otherwise, let's go ahead and nuke them now. SDSpivey (talk) 19:49, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
- Seriously, though, a sufficiently patriotic American living in Cheyenne, WY may potentially prefer that the relatively unimportant city of his or her residence be nuked instead of the more militarily important Cheyenne Mountain Complex. 184.108.40.206 20:37, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
- Is the citation needed for the military importance or for the crazy patriotic guy? Linker (talk) 20:40, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
- I'm wondering, why would anyone want to target a site that is expressly built to withstand a nuklear strike? That's like fighting a barbarian princess and try to hit her on the bikini armor instead of the midriff Ruffy314 (talk) 00:12, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
- Enough nuclear weapons will eventually crack it, or at least that's the idea. Also, military command bases are far more important targets than cities: All nuking cities does is kill millions of people and disrupt your enemy's economy and morale, while destroying command bunkers actually reduces your enemy's ability to fight you.
Nuking cities will also REALLY tick off the UN, which is a plus.
- My understanding is that most military sites are only capable of withstanding near misses from nuclear weapons. This was adequate with early ICBMs because of accuracy problems, modern missiles however are supposed to be accurate enough to destroy hardened facilities. 220.127.116.11 01:51, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
- I did not laugh at the comic today. However, I startled people around me laughing at the placement of this  in the description. Kudo's to whomever placed it. DanB (talk) 21:32, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Wouldn't it make more sense to create a seperate page to collect all the "xkcd-Wikipedia effect" cases? I'm kinda surprised there isn't one already. Model Rail isn't even the only time that happened. One other example being https://xkcd.com/1485/. 18.104.22.168 11:23, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
- Similar comics
The format of this comic is highly similar to the recent comic 2042: Rolle's Theorem, with a title and From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia header, and the first few paragraphs in the article. The fact that the reference of this comic to fuzzy string matching matches 1031: s/keyboard/leopard/'s reference to regex (comic 1031 also has a Wikipedia page format) Can we have kind of a 'Meme format' explanation and Randall's fascination with this format? 22.214.171.124 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
There have been several comics referencing nuclear weapons in one way of another. Have added link to 1655: Doomsday Clock in the description because there is already a collection of comics about this there. But do we need a category, so that kind of explanation could go there? --Kynde (talk) 14:15, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Why has it been cremated by a bob?