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Penny Arcade - Comic - Outside

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edited April 2021 in The Penny Arcade Hub
imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Outside

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    Unfortunately, Gabe's not that wrong about cave diving. It's incredibly dangerous, and only a thing to do if you're okay with a high chance of dying from it. It's like base jumping or wingsuiting.

    I was pretty stunned that the Thai cave rescue only had one diver death, and no deaths of people they were pulling out of there. That was like climbing El Capitan free hand.

    (FYI, the comic has now been renamed "The Fright Zone".)

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    BropocalypseBropocalypse Registered User regular
    You'd think by now scuba instructors would just say "dont go into underwater caves ever" every sixty seconds as part of certification

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    edited April 2021
    You'd think by now scuba instructors would just say "dont go into underwater caves ever" every sixty seconds as part of certification

    It's been a while since my certification, but I think mine did mention it. Granted, not every sixty seconds. But we don't really have caves to dive in around here, anyway.

    There is very much an emphasis that you only dive to the limits of what you've been certified for, though.

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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    I love the fact that the equivalence Gabe is drawing to underwater caving as an incredibly dangerous activity that you go into knowing that you will probably die: is leaving the house and/or eating chicken.

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    YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    You'd think by now scuba instructors would just say "dont go into underwater caves ever" every sixty seconds as part of certification

    It's been a while since my certification, but I think mine did mention it. Granted, not every sixty seconds. But we don't really have caves to dive in around here, anyway.

    There is very much an emphasis that you only dive to the limits of what you've been certified for, though.

    I get the impression it's like flying a plane, in that respect.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    dennis wrote: »
    You'd think by now scuba instructors would just say "dont go into underwater caves ever" every sixty seconds as part of certification

    It's been a while since my certification, but I think mine did mention it. Granted, not every sixty seconds. But we don't really have caves to dive in around here, anyway.

    There is very much an emphasis that you only dive to the limits of what you've been certified for, though.

    I get the impression it's like flying a plane, in that respect.

    I'd so more like flying a plane instruments only in extreme weather, over the desert. Doing it without training would be suicidal, but doing it with training is still high risk. There's just much less margin for error. Or luck.

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    AlienCowThatMoosAlienCowThatMoos Registered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    I was pretty stunned that the Thai cave rescue only had one diver death, and no deaths of people they were pulling out of there. That was like climbing El Capitan free hand

    Yah, it made Elon Musk's thing so much more enraging. Imagine you're preparing to die horribly to rescue children, who very likely could die in your arms as well. And then some rich asshole roles up with his untested tinker-toy and tells the world he's here to save the day.

    You know:
    1. It's blatantly not going to fit in the caves.
    2. It will put lives in danger if you do use it even just to humor the billionaire.
    3. If you use it or even if it just sits unused without comment, the media will be claiming that the rich-asshole single handedly saved those kids with his fancy new tech.

    Honestly, that diver telling Musk off was both the safest course of action and the only way the divers don't get their valor stolen.

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    V1mV1m Registered User regular
    You'd think by now scuba instructors would just say "dont go into underwater caves ever" every sixty seconds as part of certification

    But what better chance to combine my all-time fear of death by underground trapped suffocation in the crushing utter darkness with my not-all-time-but-definitely-top-ten fear of drowning?

    Hey I wonder if those underwater caves have any of these in them? Then we could get a full line on the bingo card of my fears!

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    LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    There's bears outside.

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    Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The sunny beaches of CanadaRegistered User regular
    dennis wrote: »
    (FYI, the comic has now been renamed "The Fright Zone".)

    Just another term for 'the Outside.'

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