A curious duck and his friend travel the world together. They visit many places, and ask many questions. Often these things are not related.

Recent Comments

Vandorbelt (Guest)
July 15th, 2017
New Pages!
Hey, we've got some new question duck pages! Thanks for your work on this adorably simple and inspiring comic. It's how I originally found out about Cassiopeia Quinn, which I also follow regularly. Keep up the good work!
206 as an adult!
Therater2
June 16th, 2017
:D
Aafjez
June 16th, 2017
I love question duck
psudonym
June 16th, 2017
Got Another One For Ya!
Okay guys, I think it's important to state that I wouldn't consider this a return. I love Question Duck and luckily I've come up with a few time saving techniques that let me finish a page to a presentable level! That said, my priorities still lie with other comic projects. Not the least of which is http://www.cassiopeiaquinn.com/ which is paying my bread and butter!

But ya know, keep an eye out. If I have a Question Duck in mind in the future. I'll love to make more and post more!
Oly-RRR
May 23rd, 2017
Question Duck, I don't even own anything on Blu-Ray but you're giving me anxiety!

Seriously though, I'm glad this comic is back. <3
The_Hankerchief
May 21st, 2017
Psudonym, you and the Duck have been a sorely missed quotient here, and I'm awful glad to see you're back. Long live Question Duck!
Frith Ra (Guest)
May 19th, 2017
By Gadfrey! I had forgotten that this existed.

Of course, I had JUST found it before the hiatus started.
Faokryn (Guest)
May 19th, 2017
Did a double take, wow
An answer?
About 10-15 years under normal conditions if they're the same as DVDs.

Also, the duck's back! Welcome back Psuede!
Zesty (Guest)
May 19th, 2017
I appreciate seeing this comic return.
A stamped disk, stored in a climate controlled location and protected from UV light will likely last a century or more. So your purchased blu-ray of Girls Gone Gonzo 33 4k 3d edition will outlive you if you take care of it.

Burned optical media, under the same storage conditions varies. Bog standard off the shelf disks have an effective lifespan of ~7-8 years. Most critical is protecting them from UV btw. There are archival quality disks that have a 20+ year lifespan, but expect to need to move formats within 15 years just to preserve integrity.
Note that if you were to grab a hard drive off the shelf, slap it in a USB box, copy a bunch of data to it, then take it out and store it, flipped bits from magnetic fluxes changing would start becoming significant in 10-15 years. Depending on the file this could render it unreadable, or just make a unnoticable glitch.
Silicon media also has bit-flipping.
Lower density magnetic media is much more reliable which is why tape is still a thing.
For archiving I use hard drives with about 20% space dedicated to 'par2' parity files, which can repair bitrot.
WindowMaker
May 19th, 2017
After 2 years, 1 month, and 18 days, the duck is flying pass my newsreader again...

No idea about Blu-Ray's age (never bought them), though in the past, one in my family used P. brand of CD-R for backing-up family videos, only to find out that few years later they become as readable as blank disks. The irony is, original VHS source of those videos are still playable.

Used to joke that the brand is a cheap specialty self-destruct media for espionage spies.
OMG, you're back! :D
psudonym
May 19th, 2017
Toast...
I'll never be able to buy a house if I get addicted to this stuff!
@Ishtar, you don't seem to understand what base 10 is. Inches, feet, miles and everything else you've listed are all still counted in base 10, they just increment in non-10 numbers. When you're counting in some base other than 10, rather than going 9 to 10, you would go 9 to some other symbol.
Yes.
Question Duck for president.
Yes indeed.
I'd just like to note that the Americas on that globe look like a huge dragon-shark-fish thing about to eat Greenland.
This fact amuses me.
That is all I have to say.
Haha! I actually just looked this up for a story I'm writing!
To my knowledge, the first pizza was eaten by Roman soldiers (well before the existence of the U.S.), and consisted of flatbread with olive oil and dried meats.
Pizza proper came about sometime in the 1920's, in Chicago. While it was around in recognizable forms as early as the 1800s, pizza was sweet, rather than savory, until the turn of the 20th century.

I did not, however, have the faintest inkling about pizza being a thing in Egypt... so I'm off to look that up now.
Charlotte057
September 30th, 2016
Birds love eating bugs, though. Wouldn't Question Duck've tried to eat it? :P