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    Missing Titanic Submersible

    This sounds like the most terrifying experience imaginable for me. Not that I’d ever sign up for the experience, much less toss a quarter million bucks for the pleasure.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-us-canada-65953941
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    Missing Titanic Submersible

    nightmare fuel

    I’d rather be in a sub that imploded than stranded on the bottom waiting for a rescue that probably can’t come

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    This sounds like the most terrifying experience imaginable for me. Not that I’d ever sign up for the experience, much less toss a quarter million bucks for the pleasure.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-us-canada-65953941
    I mean, what if someone had to take a vicious dump during the dive? The horror!
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    eagerly awaiting pictures of the new Movie Star and the “rest”…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I mean, what if someone had to take a vicious dump during the dive? The horror!
    If it was a giant floatie, then you could cling to it and rise to the surface, like Rose and that door at the end of the movie.
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    Nm, working with bad data.
    But in other news, how can they spend all that money and not get a window seat?

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    They'll never find it.

    I'm pretty sure I read about deep diving submersibles, they could manually drop their ballast weight if they completely lost power and still get to the surface. So I'm thinking hull casualty and at that depth it's all over instantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    They'll never find it.

    I'm pretty sure I read about deep diving submersibles, they could manually drop their ballast weight if they completely lost power and still get to the surface. So I'm thinking hull casualty and at that depth it's all over instantly.
    I don't think that is how this one worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    If it was a giant floatie, then you could cling to it and rise to the surface, like Rose and that door at the end of the movie.
    THERE WAS ROOM FOR JACK ON THAT DOOR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I don't think that is how this one worked.
    One article I read said they had 7 different ways to dump ballast. Agree with the conjecture that they had a hull issue.

    Never been underwater in a sub and Imma keep it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I don't think that is how this one worked.
    So why wouldn't it? Seems like a pretty fool proof safety feature.

    Too bad it didn't have more billionaires aboard.

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    Ok, I’ll be the callous dick so flame away if you want..….
    But I really question whether we should be spending tens of millions of public dollars looking for and trying to recover this thing and the people inside it. Let it rest on the ocean floor just like the damn Titanic they wanted to go see. They made a deliberate choice to get in this thing and take the risk. I’m sure it horrifically sucks but they ought to bear the consequences of that choice. This is so far above and beyond a normal and reasonable activity in which one might hope for or expect rescue.

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    That sub looked like it was made by Stevie Wonder.
    $250,000 a ticket and they couldnt afford a rope and pulley to get it back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    THERE WAS ROOM FOR JACK ON THAT DOOR.
    Yep.

    But then there would've been a sequel.
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    Even if they can dump ballast and float to the surface, they're still hooped unless someone spots it from the air bobbing around. The thing was sealed up from the outside, you can't open it from the inside.

    If they're not already dead, they're probably getting hungry. Because there's no "facilities" on board, the lucky folks were given minimal water and not allowed to take much food for their +/- 12 hour excursion.

    $250k to be a voyeur at an underwater graveyard...
    Oh, to have lots of money to throw away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcpnz View Post
    Ok, I’ll be the callous dick so flame away if you want..….
    But I really question whether we should be spending tens of millions of public dollars looking for and trying to recover this thing and the people inside it. Let it rest on the ocean floor just like the damn Titanic they wanted to go see. They made a deliberate choice to get in this thing and take the risk. I’m sure it horrifically sucks but they ought to bear the consequences of that choice. This is so far above and beyond a normal and reasonable activity in which one might hope for or expect rescue.
    I get the sentiment.

    But worry that folks will start looking at all SAR the same way.

    I sometimes make bad decisions.

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    They retrofitted it to have a shitter - there was a video I saw somewhere with the designer talking showing a small trap door and a privacy curtain in front of the single porthole.

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    I think this should be a Darwin Award nominee under Technology Hubris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post

    Too bad it didn't have more billionaires aboard.


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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Yep.

    But then there would've been a sequel.
    Thank you for your service Jack.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Air runs out faster and is contaminated with CO2 as people panic.

    Zero submersible training and they are better off with fast end of a pressure hull failure at crush depth.

    Fireball flowed by implosion fun.

    Fingers crossed for a miracle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    They retrofitted it to have a shitter - there was a video I saw somewhere with the designer talking showing a small trap door and a privacy curtain in front of the single porthole.
    That's at odds with what a reporter who had been on the thing previously said. Basically he said you went behind the curtain and peed in a baggie. However I wasn't there so you could be right BM. The reporter also said that on his trip down they got lost (apparently GPS doesn't work underwater) and never did spot the wreck. They just cruised around down there hoping to come upon it.

    Sure sounds like an awesome vacay!
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    Quote Originally Posted by garyfromterrace View Post
    That's at odds with what a reporter who had been on the thing previously said. Basically he said you went behind the curtain and peed in a baggie. However I wasn't there so you could be right BM. The reporter also said that on his trip down they got lost (apparently GPS doesn't work underwater) and never did spot the wreck. They just cruised around down there hoping to come upon it.

    Sure sounds like an awesome vacay!
    I hope they got the T-shirt.

    I still call it The Jake.

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    Missing Titanic Submersible

    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    They'll never find it.

    I'm pretty sure I read about deep diving submersibles, they could manually drop their ballast weight if they completely lost power and still get to the surface. So I'm thinking hull casualty and at that depth it's all over instantly.
    Ya, I agree that it’s likely a pancake now somewhere on the ocean floor. Hard to believe that it will be found and certainly not w anyone still breathing

    At least no one has to clean the head now

    Maybe sending a submersible to every Billionaire is the next step
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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    I hope they got the T-shirt.

    Jack's shit has probably decomposed by now.
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