Talk:2553: Incident Report

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It seems that "juggling pins" is also a common term for them. Many websites selling them call them pins. Wikipedia says they "sometimes are referred to as pins or batons by non-jugglers". Presumably the technician writing the IR is not a juggler. Barmar (talk) 23:00, 10 December 2021 (UTC)

I'm going to assume that 12/10/2021 is the flawed American date system? Kev (talk) 23:01, 10 December 2021 (UTC)

You have read The Leaky Establishment. Dave Langford always claims he did not smuggle nuclear material out, but will admit to a filing cabinet. Arachrah (talk) 23:09, 10 December 2021 (UTC)

strictly regulated control rooms which would prevent the simultaneous presence of fireworks, juggling and birthday celebrations - I would hope that in control room of nuclear power plants, fireworks, juggling and birthday celebrations can't be present AT ALL, not just simultaneously ... -- Hkmaly (talk) 23:15, 10 December 2021 (UTC)

It's perhaps worth noting that the comic was posted within hours of Amazon in real life releasing an incident report for a major outage of one of their server locations which affected many of their services, perhaps explaining how an Amazon delivery worker accidentally delivered fireworks to the wrong location. 02:36, 11 December 2021 (UTC)

It's never specified to be a birthday cake, but I don't know how to put that in the explanation. 03:05, 11 December 2021 (UTC)Bumpf

  • The third paragraph says "a birthday cake intended for Technician B". -- 04:55, 11 December 2021 (UTC)

Noting that Randall is not above drilling down even to decimals (or subunits) of seconds as needed. Relarivistic Baseball and Vlass Half Empty come immediately to mind. But I'm not sure if he's gone down the Xeno's Paradox route of starting off fairly long-scale and as the finale approaches cutting down the gap between each itemisation and the next to finer and finer distictions. Wouldn't be surprised if he did, but I'd have to search for it. 03:45, 11 December 2021 (UTC)