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Two universes, actually.
Possibly more. We’re not entirely sure where Best has gone.
I’m pretty sure he re-spawned as that drum troll?
*whistles innocently* GenCon Spoilers. >.>
Presumably our universe, someone has to have insipired this travesty
Nah, they’ve still got five tanks running.
She eventually confesses opening new dimensions
She does have a point. I doubt Ms. Reporter would exactly be quiet about those discoveries, and if she spoke up about it, it would kill the five and have H.R. Puffenstuff and Carol locked up for life.
It would kill the five “In game”, not “IRL”. I guess.
It might kill them in real life too.
Getting all matrix-y up in here
“………………….does he have to be naked?”
“this court finds you guilty of public indecency!”
somehow i doubt the metaphorically bit.
“Carol”? “Ferris”? Why isn’t she off somewhere building airplanes…
“The universe! Gasp! But…uh…would I get fired?”
They have five-phase power, now? But even heavy duty factories only use four…
Ah you young pups, that’s NOT a power cable.
That’s how peripherals used to connect to computers back in my day!
The other end of that cable has 2 rolls of tape each 3 feet across for memory :-)
Sheesh, now that you mention it. I’ve never heard of five-phase power. Maybe it’s four-phase (which is also insane) plus the neutral. Or three phase plus neutral, plus earth? Still very weird. Or maybe it’s a multi-voltage DC power supply built into the wall for that room; a unified plug for all the circuits etc. needed to drive a suspension tank. That would imply that Dedalus has been busy developing these things for very long time, though that wouldn’t be a surprise. I guess those pinouts are most likely just an oversight on the authors’ part.
I’d never heard of five-phase before either, though four plus an earth makes sense, or a multiple circuit plug of five separate single-phase lines. That would also imply tank control (one line per tank), which explains why it’s symbolic of the end of the line (/rimshot) for Hurricane.
Just a technical note, you can’t have three plus a neutral and an earth – the neutral is the earth. After all, power only flows through positive and negative terminals (which are rather miss-named, given that terminal should mean endpoint, not connection). Neutral sub-atomic particles would be neutrons, and while H.R. is a technomancer, using fission to power those tanks would almost certainly be overkill.
It is not five phases but three phases, neutral, and earth (E); around here it is the most common connector for high-power appliances. E is only connected to the casing so that the RCD can trigger if one of the other lines should accidentally be connected to the casing. See .
How do you make these stupid links?
Ayup. Fairly standard plug/socket in factories or any installation that uses three-phase appliances.
And depending on the power distribution/earthing model, the neutral could be the earth, but it could also not be. For instance, here in NZ we use a MEN earthing system, and so earth and neutral are almost always different point on any plug/socket that needs earthing.
Butbutbut neutral is earth! Physics! If positive or negative, it has power flowing through it. An earth is a line without charge and thus without actual power. All without actual power is neutral. Neutral cannot carry power. There is no difference between earth and neutral. I could understand having multiple earths, but why call them different things? Makes no sense, or ignores physics!
Oh, and I’m fairly sure the N in 3P,N,E is negative, not neutral. This could explain why my brain was so unhappy. Three positive phases (carrying power into the room), one negative phase (which can carry ALL the residual flow out), and one earth.
Incidentally, I strongly advise against ever accidentally putting a screw-bolt through a three-phase power line. There’s an almight boom, a big flash of light, and half the bolt evaporates instantly. It’s also a pain in the arse to fix.
Positive and Negative are for Direct Current and just make things confusing when you’re talking AC.
3Phases carry Alternating Current (sinusoidal waveforms 120 degrees out of phase with each other).
Neutral is the return conductor if you’re taking power from Phase to Neutral (as you would do in a single phase setup), if you’re not taking any power from phase-to-neutral then you don’t really need this.
Earth (often Protective Earth, PE) is for safety and *may* be tied to Neutral at the distribution panel, but then it may not be. If E is carrying any current at all then something has gone wrong.
*Exactly*. Earth and Neutral aren’t the same in all AC systems; neutral is distinguished by the fact that it is meant as a high-current power sink to the three main phases, whereas earth is meant to be tied to anything that shouldn’t be getting power (the “earth leakage” safety mechanism).
I still think multi-voltage DC current rails are a more plausible for the context. Or maybe people suspended in an alternate universe consumes loads of power.
Overthinking. It’s 5 pulsed servos.
Heh, now that you mention it!
or is it…
also, carol, ferris, will we later e introduced to a further girl with a carnivalesque name?
That’s right Carol, show ‘em who’s Masters….of the Universe.
My Queen prefers Prince….s of the Universe.
And here I was thinking you’d kicked the habit :p
This can only mean one thing: Shanneon goes back in commando style.
Commando style ? You mean, no underwear ? ^^
Just like the guy in the tube!
Interesting. So does Carol know who Shannon is (i.e. a reporter), or was she just appropriately paranoid about any unauthorized visitor who could be a security risk?
Just paranoid, I think. She has reason to be very cautious.
I don’t think it would take a reporter for them to get in trouble over having 5 naked unconscious people suspended in glass tubes in their software development building.
The green of the last panel reminds me of the kung-fu movie “Hero” starring Jet Li, Zhiyi Zhang, Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung.
Ferris is sooo hen-pecked …
So who can read Morse code?
Or is that just blinking lights in the background. Now that I look again, there are no dashes.
It just isn’t sci-fi without a big panel of blinking lights in the background!
I’ve always thought so.
“ACHTUNG! Alles employeen!
“Das peopletuben is nicht fur gevisiten bei lookenpeepers fun outsiden. Oderwise is easy Herr Dedalus arrestengetten und Arkerraverse-kaputgegoing.
“Das peopletuben is diggen by Herr Dedalus und Frau Masters only. Is nicht fur geverken by das dummkopfen. Das rubbernecken sightseenen keepen dem diehellawayen, so relaxen und watchen das blinkenlights.”
Goethe’s ghost just had a heart attack.
That is a truly spectalur display of Denglisch. I am in awe.
I believe it’s a remix of the classic warning sign, Das Blinkenlights
Ah, the old jokes the youngsters miss out on.
It’s an example of the rarely-seen, but not quite extinct, pre-Internet meme.
ATTENTION This room is fullfilled mit special blackmagische equippment.
Fingergrabbing and pressing the popos from the persons in die roaring is allowed for die schnurrbeards only!
So all the “journalisten” stay away and do not disturben the beschwöring von here working arkanisten.
Otherwise you will be out thrown and kicked in the andersversum!
Also: please keep still and only watchen astaunished the blinkenaugen.
So, whose butt is this?
Don’t be an ass. This situation needs rectifying.
Byron’s butt be berserkingly beauteous, but, by-the-by; behold yon bountiful buttocks be beholden to Bandit! The blonde bairn is but a boy. It behooves this bard’s blessed ballad bemoaning bastardry as beyond boorish, forsooth! Blame it on Best.
It seems our dear, diabolical demi-director dreads dire devastation driven by discoveries of Daedalus’ devilish, dark designs.
Poor guy. It sounds like Ferris needs a day off after all this.
If he screws up again, he could off all of them.
So, Ferris is going to get a Day Off? Will this come from a cough-generating Synthesizer keyboard?
WHY is that tie purple?
What is wrong with it? What sort of clue is this?
H.R.’s tie has always been purple.
It occurs to me that H.R. might not actually eat all that Thai. He might be using some of it as reagents in his spells.
I got a horrible image of him trying to mush Thai food into whatever sort of tube presumably carries sustenance to the Five. Bleargh.
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