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Previous incarnations of Cleveland/P&C/D&D have had an image thread, to handle political cartoons and other image-based stuff that doesn't belong in the general post-a-picture threads.

If any of them spawn an extended discussion, please spawn it off into its own thread. Replies to non-picture replies should take the form of a link pointing to a post on a different discussion thread.

And I shouldn't have to say it, but the images still need to abide by the rules.

SallyNasty wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

Is it wrong that I have "CEO murders other crew and passengers to conserve oxygen" on my submersible bingo card?

I had this conversation with my dad last night. Maybe the father and son teamed up as well - it could go a couple ways.

So many permutations.

CEO orders the crew to murder the passengers. Billionaire uses own child as human shield. Other billionaire pulls out hidden revolver. In the struggle, a round goes off breaching the hull....

No pistol bullet is going to breach that hull. However, how many times it would ricochet would make for an interesting supercomputer simulation...

Robear wrote:

No pistol bullet is going to breach that hull. However, how many times it would ricochet would make for an interesting supercomputer simulation...

Paleocon wrote:

So, it turns out that Stockton Rush (CEO of OceanGate) stated in an interview that he intentionally avoided hiring older engineers with underwater experience because he wanted "fresh thinking" and "innovation". Apparently, being told that removing safety protocols historically purchased with blood was unpopular with folks who knew better and he wanted to skirt the hassle of having to fire them later.

Here's the thing about that though. I think it was Dean Martin who said that "good judgement comes from experience. And experience comes from bad judgement". And the thing about "bad judgement" is that it all too often looks like "fresh thinking" and "innovation" until it makes its appointment with reality.

This was not a fluke. It was inevitable. It was the inexorable collision between unearned self confidence and physical laws.

This is why, despite the absolute contempt in which I hold the man personally, I am a full throated, absolute supporter of Musk’s efforts to colonize Mars. Historically the first people to go will be religious zealots and ancap tech bros, and there will be space wrecks aplenty for the first few decades.

Paleocon wrote:

Is it wrong that I have "CEO murders other crew and passengers to conserve oxygen" on my submersible bingo card?

I just watched a video yesterday that said if they killed someone to "conserve oxygen" they would ended up using the available O2 faster; a decomposing body uses up oxygen faster than a living one.

Trachalio wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

Is it wrong that I have "CEO murders other crew and passengers to conserve oxygen" on my submersible bingo card?

I just watched a video yesterday that said if they killed someone to "conserve oxygen" they would ended up using the available O2 faster; a decomposing body uses up oxygen faster than a living one.

Proper emergency procedures would have you keep sedative pills on board so you could put passengers to sleep while crew worked on fixing the issue(s). But we all know how techbros feel about proper emergency procedures...

Was there a magic bullet? No. Also, the movie JFK is a fevered conspiracy fantasy, not something that depicts reality.

Paleocon wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

Is it wrong that I have "CEO murders other crew and passengers to conserve oxygen" on my submersible bingo card?

I had this conversation with my dad last night. Maybe the father and son teamed up as well - it could go a couple ways.

So many permutations.

CEO orders the crew to murder the passengers. Billionaire uses own child as human shield. Other billionaire pulls out hidden revolver. In the struggle, a round goes off breaching the hull....

There's no crew to give orders to. It's just the ceo, the billionaire, a slightly-less-rich-but-still-super-wealthy businessman and his son, and a 77 year old titantic expert.

Stengah wrote:
Paleocon wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

Is it wrong that I have "CEO murders other crew and passengers to conserve oxygen" on my submersible bingo card?

I had this conversation with my dad last night. Maybe the father and son teamed up as well - it could go a couple ways.

So many permutations.

CEO orders the crew to murder the passengers. Billionaire uses own child as human shield. Other billionaire pulls out hidden revolver. In the struggle, a round goes off breaching the hull....

There's no crew to give orders to. It's just the ceo, the billionaire, a slightly-less-rich-but-still-super-wealthy businessman and his son, and a 77 year old titantic expert.

And a gun...?

Please say, "And a gun."

Heard on NPR that debris has been found by a remotely-operated submersible.

Which includes the landing frame and the rear cap, which is a structural component that would be ejected during an implosion. They are gone. Luckily it was a super-fast.

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I dunno, they should send down some more billionaires to verify it.

ruhk wrote:

I dunno, they should send down some more billionaires to verify it.

With Ketchup.

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Yeah, I would never make fun of a tragedy, like that boatload of refugees that sunk/was sunk off the coast of Greece, killing hundreds of people right before these wealthy, dick-waving titanic losers put themselves in the running for a darwin award.

On a related note, I was linked to Wikipedia's List of inventors killed by their own inventions article and boy am I slapping my forehead quite a bit.

Rat Boy wrote:

On a related note, I was linked to Wikipedia's List of inventors killed by their own inventions article and boy am I slapping my forehead quite a bit.

Thomas Midgley, Jr. (1889–1944) was an American engineer and chemist who contracted polio at age 51, leaving him severely disabled. He devised an elaborate system of ropes and pulleys to help others lift him from bed. He became entangled in the ropes and died of strangulation at the age of 55. However, he is better known for two of his other inventions: the tetraethyl lead (TEL) additive to gasoline, and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).[29][30][31]

Oof, that legacy. World would be better off if he had accidentally strangled himself a lot sooner.

ruhk wrote:

Yeah, I would never make fun of a tragedy, like that boatload of refugees that sunk/was sunk off the coast of Greece, killing hundreds of people right before these wealthy, dick-waving titanic losers put themselves in the running for a darwin award.

I'm not going to make any jokes about the sub full of dead billionaires. I wouldn't sink that low.

LA Times wrote:

Rush had criticized what he considered red tape. “One of the jabs that gets thrown at us is: ‘Hey, you aren’t certified.’ But how can you do something new and get certified?” Rush asked in a 2022 article in Maptia. “If the rules exist for how to do it, then you are operating outside of the rules by doing something different. I think it was MacArthur who said, ‘You are remembered for the rules you break.’ We try to break the rules intelligently and intentionally.”

CaptainCrowbar wrote:
ruhk wrote:

Yeah, I would never make fun of a tragedy, like that boatload of refugees that sunk/was sunk off the coast of Greece, killing hundreds of people right before these wealthy, dick-waving titanic losers put themselves in the running for a darwin award.

I'm not going to make any jokes about the sub full of dead billionaires. I wouldn't sink that low.

That is just abysmal.

CaptainCrowbar wrote:
ruhk wrote:

Yeah, I would never make fun of a tragedy, like that boatload of refugees that sunk/was sunk off the coast of Greece, killing hundreds of people right before these wealthy, dick-waving titanic losers put themselves in the running for a darwin award.

I'm not going to make any jokes about the sub full of dead billionaires. I wouldn't sink that low.

I'm impressed you can withstand the pressure.

Here goes the next two pages

boat

Chairman_Mao wrote:
LA Times wrote:

Rush had criticized what he considered red tape. “One of the jabs that gets thrown at us is: ‘Hey, you aren’t certified.’ But how can you do something new and get certified?” Rush asked in a 2022 article in Maptia. “If the rules exist for how to do it, then you are operating outside of the rules by doing something different. I think it was MacArthur who said, ‘You are remembered for the rules you break.’ We try to break the rules intelligently and intentionally.”

To be fair, that is what he'll be remembered for.

SallyNasty wrote:
CaptainCrowbar wrote:
ruhk wrote:

Yeah, I would never make fun of a tragedy, like that boatload of refugees that sunk/was sunk off the coast of Greece, killing hundreds of people right before these wealthy, dick-waving titanic losers put themselves in the running for a darwin award.

I'm not going to make any jokes about the sub full of dead billionaires. I wouldn't sink that low.

That is just abysmal.

Abyssmal?

1 s per the dictionary

It was the Russian water tentacle. I knew it!
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