Comic 417 - Patches
10th Oct 2016, 9:28 PM in Solo Dive
Patches
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view
Hm!
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Lyon edit delete reply
Lyon
The patch hunt begins! I suspect a dive is in order to try and salvage at least one that's currently in the water.

On a side note, I love how casually she throws a bomb overboard.
RandomTroll (Guest) edit delete reply
"Bomb"

Random Redneck: USE'ER TO GO FISHING!"
Jojo42 (Guest) edit delete reply
I just hope that the bomb doesn't shred any viable patches in the water... Also, until it goes off, it's a hazard to anyone in the water...
Lee M edit delete reply
Lee M
Yeah, because we all know water defuses KABOOOM!!! Fucking hell!
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
I feel like the bomb should say "bleep?" as it gets tossed overboard.

Poor bomb, we hardly knew ya.
jamie59 edit delete reply
jamie59
Hope it's not a depth charge.
Kishi (Guest) edit delete reply
Is the Scuba tank oxygen-enriched or plain atmospheric I wonder?
WolfePaws edit delete reply
WolfePaws
Possibly the opposite - oxygen is toxic to divers.
eire1274 edit delete reply
eire1274
Oxygen is reduced as depth goes down, but O2 is a biological requirement. You never reach a "no O2 needed" level.

Nitrogen is the bad one, though. "The bends" is a condition of pressure-dissolved nitrogen that forms in the blood under deep dives expanding to gas in the circulatory system as a diver surfaces rapidly. Slow decompression (or slow resurface) is needed so the body can rid itself of the nitrogen before gas embolisms occur.
raven726 edit delete reply
raven726
The tanks are usually a mix of gas. roughly 3/4 nitrogen, 1/5 oxygen and another 1%~ of other gases like argon. High amounts of oxygen can lead to seizures and other problems while diving, but the usual mix isn't that bad.
view edit delete reply
view
Well, these tanks are long spent, but it doesn't really matter.
WolfePaws edit delete reply
WolfePaws
It matters, view - we can work out how hard that tank hit :D
Ogy edit delete reply
Ogy
Wait a minute View. I've been eyeballing those tanks since last chapter.
They drove up with those tanks and made him load the tanks into the boat. Why would they bring along spent tanks?
That's why some of us were wondering if this was going to be a scuba dive or a scrub dive earlier.
view edit delete reply
view
You sure you've been eyeballing them? They've been in the boat since the beginning.
Ogy edit delete reply
Ogy
My bad, all this time I imagined I saw tanks in the luggage because it was so heavy.
Maybe there was some "inception" going on from the foreshadowing chapter picture of Cara holding the tank.
WolfePaws edit delete reply
WolfePaws
Raven is talking about "air" which we compress into tanks. I was was referring to oxygen.

A healthy diver can handle 30-50m (90-150') on compressed air.

Diving below about 3m (18') on oxygen is dangerous.
Secretkeeper626 (Guest) edit delete reply
BOMB!?
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Sean "Stupid bomb, stop being in the way ... Y THAR NO PATCHES ?" *grumble* *grumble*

Bomb : *plop*
WolfePaws edit delete reply
WolfePaws
Bomb: "Boom!" *splash*

Sean: "Stop interrupting!"
Sheela edit delete reply
Sheela
Bomb : "Boom ?"
Boat : "Phleeb?"
Broken phone : "frrzztp!"
Bomb : "Bada-Boom!"
Kanada (Guest) edit delete reply
Oh look, a perfectly unimportant bomb. Glad we'll never see that again.
Someone (Guest) edit delete reply
Is she certain it's a bomb?

Looks like some sort of electronic device or something; bombs usually have a shell around it, not have the stuff inside exposed to the elements.
view edit delete reply
view
:D
Silar edit delete reply
Detonation device maybe?
pkrankow edit delete reply
pkrankow
Uh oh. It might be Chekhov's...

Nope, never seeing this again...
Secretkeeper626 (Guest) edit delete reply
@Someone EMP device maybe?
Miao edit delete reply
Miao
....I suppose the fact that she knew it was a bomb should be concerning, but then again, astronaut in training.

Unfortunately, the SCUBA device won't help Alis. But Sean can use it and maybe find a path or two....
ColdFusion (Guest) edit delete reply
Some days you just can get rid of a bomb!
Lyon edit delete reply
Lyon
Hey View, do you have a typical schedule you try and hold yourself to for posting? In my boredom I tend to check this page at least a time or two a day without actually knowing when a new page will be posted (I also do this because I like to see the pages at different times to see what details I have missed). What is your general thought on page release? One every x days or a weekly schedule?
view edit delete reply
view
I usually release every three days, but it depends on my workload.
Lyon edit delete reply
Lyon
Ah cool. Thanks for letting me know.