MrD

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  1. MrD

    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    This also assumes that they have current exit velocity.
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    I think Ensign Lithium just found out the difference between ridiculouos threads in this forum, and serious threads. He was fine until he wandered into an adjoining room.... I made a fair attempt at directing him to GA. He could have found the light there. Cross your fingers, though I imagine we may see a reincarnation.
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    You mean like, maybe sending a rescue boat to check up on them?
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    I have another theory you might consider: Loud bang. "What was that!!!!". Reid sleepily gets up out of his bunk and rubs his eyes. He looks outside and sees a ship off in the distance, and his sprit is broken. "Oh wow man, I must;ve hit the freighter. Maybe I should keep a better watch out next time. I'm for damn sure not going to admit I wasn't watching. That would be irresponsible." Whether he did or didn't hit the freighter may never be known for sure. All we have to go on is the word of Reid, and the pictures. Had he not posted those pictures, it may very well have never become an issue of discussion.
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    You are beginning to sound a little paranoid, Maggie. First, you have no rational reason to presume that there is no 'power' to remove anyone. The relationship of many of the readers to the editors of this blog have fewer degrees of separation than you might think. Secondly, this is an 'anarchy' site that thrives on this sort of thing, and our nutcases are tolerated to an nth degree. In fact, not only is there an element of the membership here that relish engaging nutcases as sport, there are entire forums on this site specifically for them to hang out. To boot, there are many nutcases here that have been here for a long time and have distinguished forum 'careers' as being nutcases. People with a different opinion are generally confronted head on. Take you, for instance. In your 'mob' theory, you would be put on ignore by the 'mob leaders'. Instead, there have been several thoughtful (ok, maybe a thoughtless one or two) responses to your applying analysis to the sprit-failure sparring match, and your subsequent mission to brand us with your 'mob theory'. As far as the meat of your proposition goes: I agree that hitting a freighter has not been ruled out completely, but the arguments against it are far more complling than for it. Does this mean it didn't happen? Who cares? Everyone is going to have their own opinion. Now how does this make it a mob? Sometimes, such as in the case of 'off-their-meds' ramblers such as Boombastic, or now Cpt. Lithium, some members, such as myself, ignore them to cut down on the noise. In the beginning, he was bringing valid data to the table, and he was being engaged fairly. Once he went into his spastic frenzy, it became entertaining, but then it got old. There are still many posters here that are still engaging his trolling and baiting. And, if ever he does start taking his meds and starts posting intelligently, I am sure someone here will begin taking him seriously, and maybe I will un-ignore him. I tried to vector him off to a forum that would love to engage him, but he chooses to stay here and post drivel. Whatever. The difference between having a gate-keeper and an individual being able to hit the 'ignore' button is huge. Every person reading this thread gets to choose for themselves who they want to ignore....it isn't done for them as in the 1000days site. Even when one or two posters (?mob leader? WTF?) posts a recommendation that someobody be ignored (which, as I mention above, is VERY RARE around here), that is hardly indicative of a mob response, as everyone is free to choose for themselves whether they want to follow. Pointing out a troll for what he is is a community service, and the fact that many posters here are still engaging with him speaks to my argument. And, lastly. What if you're right? Who the fuck cares? Why do you?
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Most likely we'll kill you in the morning. But have fun, and wear an aluminum foil hat.
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    This thread is slowing down, folks. Still on the same page since last night? You slackers!
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    You are right. This is spooky. Kind of like a squatters conspiracy.
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Copper oxidizes in air, and forms Copper oxide, which is green. It does not react very much with water. (that is why it is used for plumbing) It also does not tend to pit, like this p.o.s. steel pipe.
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Boy, ever since I decided to hit the 'Ignore' button on this troll, I have felt much better. Now I get to watch him get ignored everytime he posts. This is sweet.
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Looks like they're kicking up whitewaterr now, doing 5 knots.
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    So, lets go over the story so far. Couple gets on a boat to show how people might live when they go to Mars. a> Bring several hundred pounds of Parmesan cheese. (weight=money. I'd hate to pay the launch cost of that, much cheaper to use freeze-dry with recycled water. Remember Tang?) b> collect rainwater to resupply drinking water. (oops, can't do that in space, we'll need a high tech water recycler) c> grow sprouts and eat sprout salads twice a day with your cheese. d> put off critical maintenance of the vessel until the trip has begun. (uh, anyone want to take off in the Shuttle with that frame of mind?) e> bring someone who has no experience, no idea what's happening, no idea how to operate or maintain the vessel along as a critical crewmember. (Like letting a 10 year old sit in the pilot seat of a fully loaded 747 during landing) f> turn the engines off and drift with the cosmic current near uranus. Any more that I missed?
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    We have our share of trolling assholes on this site. What I hear Mr. Boombasstical asking for is the same respect we give our own assholes when they hijack a thread. I have to confess, we have been treating him differently than our own assholes, but then, he is the new guy and he can be entertaining at times. But I agree with others that he is getting a little monotonous and boring. He shot his wad, didn't get any buyers, and is hanging around for the action. I don't see any takers, so it looks like we're stuck with him until he gets bored. Hey Mr. Boombastic, have you tried looking at the General Anarchy forum? Or, even more fun, the Political Anarchy forum on this website? Just go to the top of this page, click on Sailing Anarchy Forums, and follow the links to those forums. Lots of people there that are off their meds and care about what you have to say.
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    How about setting up the website to play a tune when someone reads the page? I think that the Chuck Berry tune would be perfect. Here are the lyrics an excerpt: ".... My baby beside me at the wheel I stole a kiss at the turn of a mile My curiosity runnin' wild Crusin' and playin' the radio With no particular place to go ..."
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Hey, that's a Chuck Berry song......'No Particular Place to Go' Come to think of it, it might not be a bad theme song for this thread!
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Free beer? Hey can I get in on this to?
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    The gift that keeps on giving. This is real entertainment, folks. Just when I thought it was safe to to take a sip of coffee: leave it to this dude to make me stain my monitor. All of you who have blocked this guy are missing out on some real entertainment.
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Actually, he had 200# of grapes that went bad instead of turning into raisins. Bummer. Maybe he can use it as compost for the sprouts!
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Dude, take your meds. The doctors really are there to help you.
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    There is plenty of data to show that there is a> a severe, systematic lack of maintenance and poor equipment, and major failure is more/less predictable. and b> he is obviously not paying enough attention and the next time he crosses path with a freighter, it is likely he won't be so lucky.
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    WORD Let's stop the freek'in bickering about the details. We all vehemently agree that Redi is a nutcase. Who the fuck cares whether he hit the ship or not? I doubt anyone is going to know for sure. Either he did and he's an idiot, or he didn't and he's an idiot. Personally I think he was fast asleep and doesn't really know what happened. When he saw the freighter he soiled his shorts.
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Pics or it didn't Happen! In fact, I hope you have the SA live action quick response team on that boat! This is tooooo good!!
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Will you guys quit it already!!!! Every time someone posts a 'I shouldn't have watched that', I get flash backs of that nightmare!!!
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Anyone notice the boat speed they report? 3.5 knots in 15 knots of breeze........
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    Couple Cruise for 1000 Days

    Don't forget 'missing', as in "Haven't heard from them in a while...." That one was almost a winning ticket already.