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2007-09-23 12:35:22 PM
On my way to the Arizona desert to make that call... Anyone have the number for YouNeverCall?
 
2007-09-23 01:18:00 PM
why asinine? Subby is a hater noob
 
2007-09-23 01:18:58 PM
What would Verizon charge for this?
 
2007-09-23 01:20:21 PM
can you hear me in space?

Of course not. In space, no-one can hear you scream cash in on a PR stunt.
 
2007-09-23 01:20:32 PM
wow...a whole $10,000
 
2007-09-23 01:20:35 PM
In space, no one can hear you now.
 
2007-09-23 01:21:51 PM
$10,000? That's it?
 
2007-09-23 01:23:40 PM
"Ground control to Major Tom..."
"Major Tom, can you me now?"
 
2007-09-23 01:23:48 PM
Should be a prize for just getting an iphone there before the battery has a meltdown.
 
2007-09-23 01:24:03 PM
It is interesting how we often neglect work on issues in front of our own faces and continue to reach out into the 'beyond'.
 
2007-09-23 01:25:00 PM
Wow. I wonder if simply bouncing a signal off the moon counts.

/EME is fun
//Amateur Radio has been there done that
///Didn't get a Tshirt. :(
 
2007-09-23 01:25:27 PM
i223.photobucket.com


/Would take pleasure in strangling this guy

 
2007-09-23 01:26:47 PM
mystic_fool: It is interesting how we often neglect work on issues in front of our own faces and continue to reach out into the 'beyond'.

Those issues will always be there. If we wait for the world to be a utopia before we explore, we'll never go anywhere.
 
2007-09-23 01:31:35 PM
mystic_fool: It is interesting how we often neglect work on issues in front of our own faces and continue to reach out into the 'beyond'.

Says the person posting on FARK. Quick! Go forth! All the worlds effort must be devoted to solving your pet issue of the month! Go! Go! Go!
 
2007-09-23 01:31:51 PM
Nightjars:
Those issues will always be there. If we wait for the world to be a utopia before we explore, we'll never go anywhere.



Yup.

America would never have been discovered because Spaniards would still be trying to comprehend the whole concept of "bathing."
 
2007-09-23 01:32:04 PM
In space, no one can hear you now.
 
2007-09-23 01:33:34 PM
Just cause there's a drunk lady at a party doesn't mean you should jump on her and start humping.

Please, please leave the moon alone. There are con trails in the sky every where I look. You wouldn't believe the decimation of the native bird population in North America. I would hope that for generations after mine--just like generations before mine--people could look at a full moon and not see settlements, grids, lights, construction. I can't see the stars at night anymore so all I have left is la bella luna.

I know you all want to turn the moon into a suburb or a raw materials site but if you want to turn it into something beautiful, go outside some night and look up. That's all it takes.

Just remember we don't inherit the moon or any other land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our descendants. So please don't aim your powerful thrusting phalluses at her. Leaver her alone.

the moon belongs to everyone
the best things in life they're free

stars belong to everyone
they cling there for you and for me

flowers in spring
the robins that sings
the sunbeams that shine
they're yours and their mine
love can come to everyone
best things in life they're free

moon belongs to everyone
the best things in life they're free
stars belong to everyone
they glitter there for you and for me
they are yours and me

flowers in spring
the robins that sing
sunbeams that shine
they're yours and their mine

love can come to everyone
best things in life they're free
all of the good things
every one of the better things

the best, best things in life
they're free
 
2007-09-23 01:33:52 PM
Is the link farked already?

This is all that I see:

img.photobucket.com
 
2007-09-23 01:34:00 PM
mystic_fool It is interesting how we often neglect work on issues in front of our own faces and continue to reach out into the 'beyond'.

What, dont you like Tang? Or velcro?
 
2007-09-23 01:39:46 PM
slizzurred: wow...a whole $10,000

Maybe that's what the asinine tag is for. Making a cellphone call from the moon would really advance things. Unfortunately, that prize probably wouldn't even cover the launch itself, much less all the research and equipment.
 
2007-09-23 01:40:01 PM
I hope they can hear me, I'd doing it as hard as I can.

www.mcnblogs.com
 
2007-09-23 01:40:18 PM
HamsterBoy: mystic_fool It is interesting how we often neglect work on issues in front of our own faces and continue to reach out into the 'beyond'.

What, dont you like Tang? Or velcro?


Or zero-g boobies?
 
2007-09-23 01:40:22 PM
LuigiHann

You got beat by 12 minutes. It is however so full of win that it bears repeating
 
2007-09-23 01:42:44 PM
Just cause there's a drunk lady at a party doesn't mean you should jump on her and start humping.

Please, please leave the moon alone. There are con trails in the sky every where I look. You wouldn't believe the decimation of the native bird population in North America. I would hope that for generations after mine--just like generations before mine--people could look at a full moon and not see settlements, grids, lights, construction. I can't see the stars at night anymore so all I have left is la bella luna.

I know you all want to turn the moon into a suburb or a raw materials site but if you want to turn it into something beautiful, go outside some night and look up. That's all it takes.

Just remember we don't inherit the moon or any other land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our descendants. So please don't aim your powerful thrusting phalluses at her. Leaver her alone.

the moon belongs to everyone
the best things in life they're free

stars belong to everyone
they cling there for you and for me

flowers in spring
the robins that sings
the sunbeams that shine
they're yours and their mine
love can come to everyone
best things in life they're free

moon belongs to everyone
the best things in life they're free
stars belong to everyone
they glitter there for you and for me
they are yours and me

flowers in spring
the robins that sing
sunbeams that shine
they're yours and their mine

love can come to everyone
best things in life they're free
all of the good things
every one of the better things

the best, best things in life
they're free


Please ignore this putz and scoop up the regolith for the H3. Mine aluminum and other metals from it's interior. Cover the surface with solar collectors. Move hazardous polluting industries to the Moon rather than having them here on Earth.
Use it as a construction and launching point for 'Belt mining expeditions, for exploration to the Ourter System and beyond.

Please ignore the Luddites and small-minded people who whinge about "wasting money in Outer Space" and "solve the problems here before we do anything else."

Reach for the stars. Even if you don't make it, you'll wind up somewhere interesting.
 
2007-09-23 01:48:32 PM
completely asinine.

A phone call placed from the moon could end up being picked up by any number of cell towers on the surface of the earth. The price for the call could easily be part of the GDP of some small country.

Additionally the equipment necessary to modulate and pre-synchropulse such a connection with the time-delay would be so hideously expensive as to make it cheaper to send a telegram from the moon.

On top of all that... the high frequencies now used just won't make it to the towers.
 
2007-09-23 01:49:10 PM
I'm 2 blocks from a T-Mobile tower right now and can barely get a signal. No way I can do that from the moon. But I am in favor of shipping Catherine Zeta Jones up there without a space suit to give it a try.
 
2007-09-23 01:51:21 PM
mystic_fool: It is interesting how we often neglect work on issues in front of our own faces and continue to reach out into the 'beyond'.

Your name is magically prophetic.
 
2007-09-23 01:53:23 PM
Tobin_Lam: slizzurred: wow...a whole $10,000

Maybe that's what the asinine tag is for. Making a cellphone call from the moon would really advance things. Unfortunately, that prize probably wouldn't even cover the launch itself, much less all the research and equipment.


________
It wouldn't even cover the roaming fee!
 
2007-09-23 01:56:19 PM
Tobin_Lam: Making a cellphone call from the moon would really advance things.

Such as...?
 
2007-09-23 02:01:22 PM
give me doughnuts:

Please ignore this putz and scoop up the regolith for the H3. Mine aluminum and other metals from it's interior. Cover the surface with solar collectors. Move hazardous polluting industries to the Moon rather than having them here on Earth.
Use it as a construction and launching point for 'Belt mining expeditions, for exploration to the Ourter System and beyond.

Please ignore the Luddites and small-minded people who whinge about "wasting money in Outer Space" and "solve the problems here before we do anything else."

Reach for the stars. Even if you don't make it, you'll wind up somewhere interesting.

____

Seconded! As long as we are going to have industry (and the alternative is far, far worse!), we would be wise to locate as many polluting factories as possible somewhere that already will not support life, rather than dumping all those toxins where they can actually do damage. The moon is ideal. It's reasonably close. Lots of heavy industry can be conducted in low gravity. It makes a much better launch pad than earth for potential asteroid mining and exploration of other nearby planets. There are no living things there to suffer from the pollution that is inevitable from even the cleanest factories.

Earth is the only place in the universe where we are absolutely certain there is life. It's foolish and short-sighted to fark up this one planet and potentially eliminate the only life in the universe when other options are available.
 
2007-09-23 02:05:04 PM
give me doughnuts: Just cause there's a drunk lady at a party doesn't mean you should jump on her and start humping.

Please, please leave the moon alone. There are con trails in the sky every where I look. You wouldn't believe the decimation of the native bird population in North America. I would hope that for generations after mine--just like generations before mine--people could look at a full moon and not see settlements, grids, lights, construction. I can't see the stars at night anymore so all I have left is la bella luna.

I know you all want to turn the moon into a suburb or a raw materials site but if you want to turn it into something beautiful, go outside some night and look up. That's all it takes.

Just remember we don't inherit the moon or any other land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our descendants. So please don't aim your powerful thrusting phalluses at her. Leaver her alone.

the moon belongs to everyone
the best things in life they're free

stars belong to everyone
they cling there for you and for me

flowers in spring
the robins that sings
the sunbeams that shine
they're yours and their mine
love can come to everyone
best things in life they're free

moon belongs to everyone
the best things in life they're free
stars belong to everyone
they glitter there for you and for me
they are yours and me

flowers in spring
the robins that sing
sunbeams that shine
they're yours and their mine

love can come to everyone
best things in life they're free
all of the good things
every one of the better things

the best, best things in life
they're free

Please ignore this putz and scoop up the regolith for the H3. Mine aluminum and other metals from it's interior. Cover the surface with solar collectors. Move hazardous polluting industries to the Moon rather than having them here on Earth.
Use it as a construction and launching point for 'Belt mining expeditions, for exploration to the Ourter System and beyond.

Please ignore the Luddites and small-minded people who whinge about "wasting money in Outer Space" and "solve the problems here before we do anything else."

Reach for the stars. Even if you don't make it, you'll wind up somewhere interesting.


I just hope some superior life-form decides to reach for the Earth, whips you into its best mining slave and starts mining this planet to the core.

If you want to ignore anyting, just ignore our history as a species. We still haven't gotten rid of slave labor or child labor. And don't call people names. If you can't be a gentleman you probably don't belong in space.
 
2007-09-23 02:06:30 PM
CycloneArmageddon
Tobin_Lam: Making a cellphone call from the moon would really advance things.

Such as...?

The ability to sense sarcasm!
 
2007-09-23 02:08:20 PM
FloydA: Lots of heavy industry can be conducted in low gravity.

Such as?
 
2007-09-23 02:14:19 PM
In space, no one can hear your ringtones.

(Thank goodness.)
 
zz9
2007-09-23 02:15:06 PM
Go to the moon, call someone and reverse the charge! That'll piss them off!
 
2007-09-23 02:16:57 PM
My Knowledge Weighs A Ton:
The ability to sense sarcasm!


No snark intended. I'm no luddite but I'm also leery that the moon holds all sort of promise for us as a species. We haven't even explored 10% of the ocean floor but we want to go charging off into the ether because of... what?
 
2007-09-23 02:20:02 PM
Tobin_Lam: Making a cellphone call from the moon would really advance things""
Sure would; we could put a cellular repeater tower on the moon....
// i want my call id to say its from the moon, i'd pay extra for that...i6.tinypic.com
 
2007-09-23 02:24:49 PM
CycloneArmageddon:
Such as?


Just about anything that can be produced on earth. Shipping of organic materials (rubber, plastics, oils) up there is the biggest challenge I can see.

If I was planning on manufacturing spacecraft, for example, I would most definitely prefer to do so on the moon. The damage done by mining for minerals would be minimized (no organisms to suffer from it), much lower escape velocity means less radioactive fuel burned in launch (wouldn't make sense to use chemical fuels, because of transport costs).

For that matter, if we're going to continue using fission reactors to generate power, the moon would be a good place for those too. Then power transmission back to earth would be the only major problem, and that's potentially soluble.

Frankly, any industry that ends up generating non-biodegradable waste would be better located somewhere off of earth's surface, to leave the earth exclusively for habitation and for production that requires organic life (e.g. agriculture, silviculture, etc.).

As long as I'm imagining a fantasy future, may as well go all out!
 
2007-09-23 02:28:01 PM
give me doughnuts: Please ignore the Luddites and small-minded people who whinge about "wasting money in Outer Space" and "solve the problems here before we do anything else."

okay, seriously. what the fark is a "whinge"? do you mean "whine"? I'm sure you do. I've seen this word, "whinge" pop up every so often over the last five years and it makes ZERO SENSE.

/English major
//hopes to be an editor at a publishing company
///grammar nazi? oh yes.
 
2007-09-23 02:28:46 PM
CycloneArmageddon:

No snark intended. I'm no luddite but I'm also leery that the moon holds all sort of promise for us as a species. We haven't even explored 10% of the ocean floor but we want to go charging off into the ether because of... what?


______
The thing that makes earth distinct from the other planets in the solar system is that it most definitely has life.

A lot of our productive activities adversely impact living things.

Performing those activities somewhere that has no living biota will help preserve the one resource that earth has that other planets (probably) don't.

Now as far as pure exploration, you've got a point; there is a lot of earth left to explore. But the point of relocating productive facilities on the moon is not one of simple exploration, but of preserving earth habitats in as unsullied a form as possible.

That's my rationale, at least.
 
2007-09-23 02:29:22 PM
wowzwe97pooh, if you are that foolish, you barely belong on Earth. We could cover the moon from pole to pole with factories and you wouldn't see a difference from Earth (anyone with a brain would build beneath the surface and just put solar collectors on top).
And any theoretical intelligent life-form that came for a visit would likely say, "Well done, old chaps. You've moved all the dangerous polluting, but necessary things to this dead, but useful, rock. It's nice that you have been able to turn your home-world back into the beautiful unspoilt place that it was."
(I don't know why the aliens have an English accent.)

But if you and the others want to stay here, putting more and more land under the plow and bulldozer, go right ahead. Keep the world population skyrocketing the way it is. I'd prefer not to screw this planet up. It is the only one we know of that doesn't (or sisn't) require a life-support system for you to live on it's surface.
 
2007-09-23 02:31:09 PM
ciararavenblaze:
okay, seriously. what the fark is a "whinge"? do you mean "whine"? I'm sure you do. I've seen this word, "whinge" pop up every so often over the last five years and it makes ZERO SENSE.

/English major
//hopes to be an editor at a publishing company
///grammar nazi? oh yes.


________
It's predominantly British. Not quite the same as "whine," but it has the same etymology, IIRC.
 
2007-09-23 02:33:48 PM
THANK THE WORLD for the human need to connect.
 
2007-09-23 02:38:54 PM
Prize offered for the first mobile phone call from the Moon - can you hear me in space?

content.answers.com

~ In Space. No one can hear your cel phone.
 
2007-09-23 02:47:07 PM
ciararavenblaze:

It is the result of years of watching Monty Python, British movies, and far too much BBC America.

I occasionally use British swear-words as well. To the American ear, they aren't vulgar, just odd. If I ever to go to the British Isles, I'll really have to watch my language to avoid giving offense.
 
2007-09-23 02:50:18 PM
Holden Caulfield: why asinine? Subby is a hater noob

kill yourself
 
2007-09-23 03:05:04 PM
1. Place cellular call on earth
2. Convert cellular call into light signals
3. Use the existing Mirors on the moon to reflect back the signal
4. Pick up returned signal, convert back to cellular protocol

Just my hungover opinion.
 
2007-09-23 03:19:47 PM
It seems like most people have this mystical view of the universe, divided into Earth, which is Where We Belong, and Everywhere Else. Bullsh*t. We've had the technology to go to the stars for half a century now, and we're still stalled in low Earth orbit. If we'd bothered to fund Project Orion, we could have had the first probe to Alpha Proximi by now.

We're treating space exploration like no other frontier in human history. Every time someone dies, it's a public relations nightmare that sets back an entire field of endeavor by decades. If we'd taken the same approach to space as we did to building the Hoover Dam, the term "Space Age" might not come out as a bitter joke. What are the history books going to say? "At the midpoint of the twentieth century, humanity discovered a means to generate clean, cheap energy and went to the moon. Then a few journalists got promotions by pushing scaremongering headlines, and they spent the next half-century pissing around in various deserts squabbling over oil, of all the goddamned things. It's really a wonder our ancestors had enough brain-stem activity to keep their lungs going."
 
2007-09-23 03:23:19 PM
www.webpulp.org

/I can't believe I'm the first guy to post this
 
2007-09-23 03:25:07 PM
How much for a land line call?
 
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