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2007-03-15 05:09:10 PM  
You mean like it was already the scene of a lame Governator movie?
 
2007-03-15 05:13:29 PM  
Fark you! Total Recall was one of his best flicks.
 
2007-03-15 05:16:11 PM  
Was the word "lame" really needed there?

/Headline, not the blue-footed booby comment.
 
2007-03-15 05:27:55 PM  
Am I the only one that kinda liked Waterworld?
 
2007-03-15 05:29:47 PM  
Yes, vernonFL, you are.
 
2007-03-15 05:32:55 PM  
Am I the only one that kinda liked The Postman?
 
2007-03-15 05:38:54 PM  
submitter: If all of Mars' ice melted, it could become the scene of a lame Kevin Costner movie

I'm assuming this gets the Spiffy tag as a result of Kevin Costner being on Mars, and not Earth?
 
2007-03-15 05:48:43 PM  
WizardX

Am I the only one that kinda liked The Postman?

No, I kinda liked it, especially because it didn't suck half has much as Waterworld.

That is called "damning with faint praise."
 
2007-03-15 05:56:51 PM  
"lame" + "kevin costner" = redundant
 
2007-03-15 06:09:00 PM  
I came here to make people think that I am intelligent by appearing bored and uninterested in everything... but it's already been covered
 
2007-03-15 06:32:22 PM  
vernonFL: Am I the only one that kinda liked Waterworld?

Um... yeah.

WizardX: Am I the only one that kinda liked The Postman?

I didn't like it because I'd read the book, otherwise... meh.
 
2007-03-15 06:40:19 PM  
Am I the only one who fell asleep repeatedly during "Dragonfly"?
 
2007-03-15 07:55:18 PM  
"kmmontandon:

submitter: If all of Mars' ice melted, it could become the scene of a lame Kevin Costner movie

I'm assuming this gets the Spiffy tag as a result of Kevin Costner being on Mars, and not Earth?"

Sort of close....it gets the spiffy tag because maybe one day we could make our own "water world," minus Kevin Costner.

/ subby
// Is "Mars'" correct?
 
2007-03-15 08:08:39 PM  
Let's just hope Quaid doesn't activate the reactor, otherwise I'll lose my monopoly on air.
 
2007-03-15 08:14:19 PM  
www.cyberpunkreview.com

Quaaaaaiiiiid... Waterworld was about Earth's ice caps melting... Total Recall would have been a better reeefffferenceee.
 
2007-03-15 08:21:04 PM  
I liked Waterworld, who cares how ridiculous the premise is? As if Star Wars is more realistic.
 
2007-03-15 08:28:54 PM  
Global warming on mars is also due to human activities

when will we learn
 
2007-03-15 08:35:01 PM  
If frogs had wings they'd be getting pigeon pussy.
 
2007-03-15 08:36:32 PM  
Oh, the abuse of Kevin Costner.

He does the chick flicks so he can turn around and do the massive flops that he really likes.

Perhaps we could manipulate the atmosphere of Mars to produce a wet and warm planet to use and abuse. No one could say we were farking up the environment.

/Feeling some supreme irony.
//I have a copy of Waterworld the book within arms reach.
 
2007-03-15 08:41:11 PM  
www.cyberpunkreview.com

Quaid. Sponsor me for a Total Fark account, before I gouge out your eyes and skull fark you.
 
2007-03-15 08:50:57 PM  
No, if Mars' ice melted, it would freeze again the next day, because there's no atmosphere.

Sorry to burst your bubble.
 
2007-03-15 09:10:03 PM  
Good thing I'm not on Mars then, huh?
 
2007-03-15 09:19:11 PM  
Kim Stanley Robinson approves.

/are you in the demimonde?
 
2007-03-15 09:20:21 PM  
because there's no atmosphere
yes it does dumbass, its just not oxygen/nitrogen like earth's

#
# Viking
# Methane
# Water vapor
# History of observations
Mars from a Viking orbiter. The hazy, red lines near the edge of Mars result from dust suspended in the Martian atmosphere. Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Mars from a Viking orbiter. The hazy, red lines near the limb of Mars are due to dust in the Martian atmosphere
Mars has a very thin atmosphere made mostly of carbon dioxide. The surface pressure on Mars is only about 0.7% of the average surface pressure at sea level on Earth. Also, the atmospheric pressure on Mars changes seasonally because the temperature is cold enough that some of the carbon dioxide freezes during the winter and "snows" onto the polar cap. This greatly reduces the amount of carbon dioxide left in the atmosphere. During the summer, when the polar cap warms up again, the carbon dioxide goes back into the atmosphere. Compare with Venus's atmosphere.

Mars also has a lot of dust in its atmosphere, and winds occasionally create large dust storms. Dust devils, which are like miniature tornadoes are very common and have been photographed by spacecraft on the surface.
 
2007-03-15 09:21:35 PM  
DaCricket: I didn't like it because I'd read the book, otherwise... meh.

Brin is one of my favorite authors... The Postman was one of his worst books. It was still good, and I enjoyed it, but compared to all of the others except "The Practice Effect" it was sub-par.

The movie made me cry tears of impotent rage.
 
2007-03-15 09:23:56 PM  
Goldsfool: No, if Mars' ice melted, it would freeze again the next day, because there's no atmosphere.

Wrong. Mars has an atmosphere - not a very thick one, and certainly not breathable by humans, but definitely there. How else do you think the dust storms happen? Not to mention the fact that if there truly were no atmosphere, the water would vaporize, not freeze.

That's zero out of 10 on both planetology and physics.
 
2007-03-15 09:45:30 PM  
*************So where's the rest of the water?*********

Ok Star Trek NERDS, answer that one...
 
2007-03-15 09:48:09 PM  
Touche.

I was ill informed by my childhood science classes.
 
2007-03-15 10:06:57 PM  
Running a-puck: Brin is one of my favorite authors... The Postman was one of his worst books.

Really. I don't know/remember if I've read anything else by him, maybe I'll have to check out some of his other stuffs.

FrancoFile: That's zero out of 10 on both planetology and physics.

Lordy you people are geeks.
:o)
 
2007-03-15 10:13:12 PM  
Now if they just had oil so that we could invade...

/want to go to Mars before I die.
 
2007-03-15 10:22:21 PM  
theeagle: So where's the rest of the water? Ok Star Trek NERDS, answer that one...

If it was up your butt you'd know!


/I keed!
//But you have to admit I'm right.
 
2007-03-15 10:27:36 PM  
"The black circle was not surveyed."
 
2007-03-15 10:48:14 PM  
WizardX

Indeed, the book by David Brin was better.

In fact, the movie almost completely gutted the book.
 
2007-03-15 11:14:04 PM  
screw living there, it'd be more profitable to make mars into the industrial workhorse of the world, like Southeastern Asia.
 
2007-03-15 11:33:10 PM  
I kinda enjoyed Waterworld. It was bad, sure, but it did have some good qualities. I can't think of any at the moment, but thats not damning...
 
2007-03-15 11:43:08 PM  
if Mars' ice melted, it would freeze again the next day, because there's no atmosphere.

If water was on the surface of Mars, frozen or not, it would evaporate after a short while due to the low atmospheric pressure there.
 
2007-03-15 11:45:30 PM  
What would happen if you farted on Mars? Would your whole body asplode as you fart, due to the low air pressure?
 
2007-03-16 12:11:28 AM  
I gotta laugh... mars has no moon, thus no magnetosphere, thus no protection from solar wind and cosmic rads, thus no way to keep an atmosphere... even if all the farking water on mars melted it'd STILL not stay there, it'd be electrolized by energetic bombardment and then dissapate into space just like the rest of the shiat there.


mars had a magnetosphere once, long time ago.. like four billion years. what's done is done for mars.

Without a LIQUID CORE mars can't sustain an atmosphere and the only way to give it one is to give it a moon.

Will take a long time to land another 22% mass onto mars and add in a 16% mass moon to the system. It's doable but we ain't doing it soon.

need fusion
need CO2 recycling
need sustainable food source in space
need people willing to waste their lives in a spam can

get the first three and I'll do the fourth one...
 
2007-03-16 12:41:05 AM  

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2007-03-16 12:43:27 AM  
mars has no moon, thus no magnetosphere,

Mars has 2 moons.

Magnetosphere aren't related to moons.
 
2007-03-16 12:47:39 AM  
prjindigo
I gotta laugh... mars has no moon

I gotta laugh - what about Phobos and Deimos?
 
2007-03-16 12:49:34 AM  
*shakes fist at Mr_Smartypants*
 
2007-03-16 01:07:52 AM  
Ah fark, the website where a significant scientific discovery turns into a debate on a crappy movie.

/Come on people, this is a big deal!
 
2007-03-16 01:16:29 AM  
aspAddict

At least you conjugates your verbs correctly.
 
2007-03-16 01:16:45 AM  
Ok, Mars definitely has water, let's go there already.

/Mars, the 52nd state

/after we claim Luna for 51
 
2007-03-16 01:19:37 AM  
Alright, Mr. Harding, it is a big deal. But it was reported on Fox News?!?! And it's not like they reported anything new - just possible verification of what had been postulated for quite some time. Heck, there wasn't even any real scientific information provided in the article. So, absent substance, discuss crappy movies, speculate ideas for crappy new ones, and chuckle at the quasi-intellectual tongue tripping...Cuz itz phun! As for WaterWorld, I liked Dennis Hopper, but had nightmares about the fetal alcohol syndrome kid.
 
2007-03-16 01:30:23 AM  
TheManFromU.N.C.L.E.F.U.K.A.

/Mars, the 52nd state

/after we claim Luna for 51



And Puerto Rico still gets the shaft!

I like it.
 
2007-03-16 01:58:48 AM  
Damn me if you must, but I like Waterworld.
 
2007-03-16 01:59:25 AM  
Mr_Smartypants

Conjuga-what? I'm not even in jail!

(Probably not as funny unless your sleep deprived...)
 
2007-03-16 02:29:08 AM  
So we should nuke Mars, I think. Or get that volcano up and running again. Heat up the place, put more stuff into the atmosphere. Then we should develop a special algae that loves it there, and will produce abundant oxygen.

Then, in 100,000 years, it will be good to go.
:D
 
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