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2012-08-02 02:35:34 PM  

Mikeyworld: Mugato: I think they did a pretty good job at Universal Isles of Adventure, you could just go there. And as terrible as the story and dialog in Titanic the movie was, Cameron did a pretty good job at recreating the ship. Interiors anyway. Go do something worthwhile and recreate the Enterprise or the Death Star.

It'd be better to build a moon base.Tourism would be the main income, along with mining and exploration. No rotation so the Earth would be in the sky the whole night, however long THAT is.

/A month?
//28 days, specifically
///I want my moon base. AND my flying car


The Earth would be at the same spot in the sky (ignoring libration), all day and all night, all the time. Night would be two weeks long, and so would day. The Earth's phase as seen from the moon, would be the opposite of the moon's as seen from the Earth. So when the moon is new as seen from the Earth (nearly in line with the sun), the Earth would be full as seen from the moon.
 
2012-08-02 02:37:02 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: charttn: Ghastly: Will the velociraptors have feathers and only stand as high as your knee?

Give me $500K and I'll buy several turkeys and vultures, slowly pluck them so they are still alive and you'll have your Jurassic lackeys. Heck I'll even glue some teeth to their beaks.
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has to be a 6 foot turkey...


6 feet head to tail, of course, with much of that being tail.

Honestly, no more threatening than a large dog.
 
2012-08-02 02:37:35 PM  

dittybopper: You know what the real difference between Jurassic Park and this would be? Guns actually work in the real world.


How It Should Have Ended - Jurassic Park

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQrRg3LtjXY
 
2012-08-02 02:39:12 PM  

LandOfChocolate: v2micca: way south: dittybopper: You know what the real difference between Jurassic Park and this would be? Guns actually work in the real world.

You have to sleep sooner or later.
...and I bet your home isn't Raptor proof.

Well, considering that Velociraptors were actually about the size of a turkey and about as intelligent as an Ostrich, I'll take that bet. Seriously, my dog would make short work of a real Raptor and he's not particularly mean.

Perhaps not a Utahraptor


Yes, a Utahraptor would likely Fark my day up royally.
 
2012-08-02 02:40:18 PM  

Mikeyworld: Mugato: I think they did a pretty good job at Universal Isles of Adventure, you could just go there. And as terrible as the story and dialog in Titanic the movie was, Cameron did a pretty good job at recreating the ship. Interiors anyway. Go do something worthwhile and recreate the Enterprise or the Death Star.

It'd be better to build a moon base.Tourism would be the main income, along with mining and exploration. No rotation so the Earth would be in the sky the whole night, however long THAT is.

/A month?
//28 days, specifically
///I want my moon base. AND my flying car


d2oz5j6ef5tbf6.cloudfront.net

Don't forget the explosion in a toxic waste facility that sends the Moon out of Earth's orbit, flying off into parts unknown, encountering badly costumed aliens while flying around in kick-ass models.
 
2012-08-02 02:41:56 PM  

Mugato: As an aside, that's what annoyed me abut the first JP. The Fly kept bleating on and on about "chaos theory". Newman left the door open. It wasn't anymore grandiose than that.


No, he said life finds a way. And it did: The dinosaurs were breeding, and the park was doomed to fail whether Newman helped them or not.
 
2012-08-02 02:42:05 PM  

v2micca: way south: dittybopper: You know what the real difference between Jurassic Park and this would be? Guns actually work in the real world.

You have to sleep sooner or later.
...and I bet your home isn't Raptor proof.

Well, considering that Velociraptors were actually about the size of a turkey and about as intelligent as an Ostrich, I'll take that bet. Seriously, my dog would make short work of a real Raptor and he's not particularly mean.


Yes, and no. Some dromeosaurs were as big as the "velociraptors" shown in the film, so you are really just quibbling about the name.

I'm willing to bet that they would be stymied by my house. There are only two potential entrances, both are steel doors with round knobs, and one has a deadbolt. I can't envision them jumping through the window, because I don't have a single window pane large enough for them to enter, and if they tried, they'd likely cut themselves to shreds on the broken glass. In any case, I'd hear it, and I'd have the "social rifle" ready and loaded in case they made it to the hallway that connects the bedrooms to the rest of the house, a natural choke point (both bedrooms are high enough that they can't get in the windows).

That, and because they don't know about them, our cats would probably end up tripping them, causing them to break a leg or hip, thus immobilizing them.
 
2012-08-02 02:43:40 PM  

LandOfChocolate: v2micca: way south: dittybopper: You know what the real difference between Jurassic Park and this would be? Guns actually work in the real world.

You have to sleep sooner or later.
...and I bet your home isn't Raptor proof.

Well, considering that Velociraptors were actually about the size of a turkey and about as intelligent as an Ostrich, I'll take that bet. Seriously, my dog would make short work of a real Raptor and he's not particularly mean.

Perhaps not a Utahraptor


Jesus Christ, the mormons have dinosaurs? God dammit
 
2012-08-02 02:44:53 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's a shame the Titanic has such a terrible reputation. It was a pretty magnificent ship.


Wait, you mean the Titanic was real? It really happened?

\next you'll be telling that whole moon landing thing was real
 
2012-08-02 02:47:14 PM  

Ishkur: Mugato: As an aside, that's what annoyed me abut the first JP. The Fly kept bleating on and on about "chaos theory". Newman left the door open. It wasn't anymore grandiose than that.

No, he said life finds a way. And it did: The dinosaurs were breeding, and the park was doomed to fail whether Newman helped them or not.



The dinosaurs would have bred, he was right about that but that doesn't mean the park would exploded. Those were separate issues.
 
2012-08-02 02:50:05 PM  

Ishkur: Mugato: As an aside, that's what annoyed me abut the first JP. The Fly kept bleating on and on about "chaos theory". Newman left the door open. It wasn't anymore grandiose than that.

No, he said life finds a way. And it did: The dinosaurs were breeding, and the park was doomed to fail whether Newman helped them or not.


And we know it was the raptors that were breeding, because the cute little two-toed little foot-prints found by Dr. Grant and the kids near the hatched eggs were identical in form to the much larger two-toed tracks of the velociraptors.

Conclusion: There were more than 3 raptors loose on the island. There were at *LEAST* an adult female, and several hatchlings.
 
2012-08-02 02:50:22 PM  

Ed Willy: FTAApparently, Palmer (who we assume only watched the first half of Jurassic Park) plans to make the cloned dinosaur part of a resort he owns in Coolum, Australia,

It's going to be in Australia?

Cancel the panic, people. Even if the dinosaurs do get out, the natural fauna is going to kill the dinosaurs off.


THIS
 
2012-08-02 02:56:46 PM  

dittybopper: v2micca: way south: dittybopper: You know what the real difference between Jurassic Park and this would be? Guns actually work in the real world.

You have to sleep sooner or later.
...and I bet your home isn't Raptor proof.

Well, considering that Velociraptors were actually about the size of a turkey and about as intelligent as an Ostrich, I'll take that bet. Seriously, my dog would make short work of a real Raptor and he's not particularly mean.

Yes, and no. Some dromeosaurs were as big as the "velociraptors" shown in the film, so you are really just quibbling about the name.

Yes, and some dogs weigh upwards of 250 lbs. But when talking about a Boston Terrier one can make some broader statements about your ability to confine it that don't apply to the entire canine species. You call it quibbling, I call it accuracy of language.

 
2012-08-02 02:57:56 PM  

dittybopper: Ishkur: Mugato: As an aside, that's what annoyed me abut the first JP. The Fly kept bleating on and on about "chaos theory". Newman left the door open. It wasn't anymore grandiose than that.

No, he said life finds a way. And it did: The dinosaurs were breeding, and the park was doomed to fail whether Newman helped them or not.

And we know it was the raptors that were breeding, because the cute little two-toed little foot-prints found by Dr. Grant and the kids near the hatched eggs were identical in form to the much larger two-toed tracks of the velociraptors.

Conclusion: There were more than 3 raptors loose on the island. There were at *LEAST* an adult female, and several hatchlings.


In the book there were something like 40.
 
2012-08-02 02:59:54 PM  

Ed Willy: FTAApparently, Palmer (who we assume only watched the first half of Jurassic Park) plans to make the cloned dinosaur part of a resort he owns in Coolum, Australia,

It's going to be in Australia?

Cancel the panic, people. Even if the dinosaurs do get out, the natural fauna is going to kill the dinosaurs off.


The Dingos will take care of them.
 
2012-08-02 03:00:17 PM  
The entire danger of the dinosaurs could have been pretty easily averted if the park were better designed.

Sure, electric fences powerful enough to deep-fry a human are cool, but what about passive defenses? 30 foot deep concrete trenches. Concertina wire. Doors with actual knobs instead of raptor-friendly levers. Keeping the dinosaur section of the park and the logistics/maintenance section separated so that even in the event of a complete power failure, raptors wouldn't infest your power shed.

What about placing the entire tour section of the dangerous species exhibits on elevated walkways 150 feet in the air, so you could look down and see the tyrannosaur in its habitat rather than hoping one wanders past the dangerously thin defenses on your electric SUV tour?

For that matter, why even introduce carnivorous dinos while you're still troubleshooting the park? People would still flip their shiat to see live hadrosaurs and sauropods.
 
2012-08-02 03:02:53 PM  

JerseyTim: I hope he doesn't underpay his computer programmer.


I personally hope he hires several teams of competent programmers instead of just one. Seriously, code monkeys aren't that expensive. For a character who kept going on and one about sparing no expense in his fully automated park, it seemed a very odd place for him to go cheap.
 
2012-08-02 03:07:01 PM  
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2012-08-02 03:09:10 PM  
"Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and screaming."
 
2012-08-02 03:10:09 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: What about placing the entire tour section of the dangerous species exhibits on elevated walkways 150 feet in the air, so you could look down and see the tyrannosaur in its habitat rather than hoping one wanders past the dangerously thin defenses on your electric SUV tour?


You mean, something like this:

www.diszine.com

/would not escape the flying tyrannosaur though -- those things are nasty
 
2012-08-02 03:10:39 PM  

Mugato: The dinosaurs would have bred, he was right about that but that doesn't mean the park would exploded


Yes, because then they were outside the control of the park organizers because they lacked the "kill" gene, and if they're breeding it means food would eventually become scarce, which means they would attack the compound and overrun the whole island. That's the whole message -- life finds a way.
 
2012-08-02 03:11:40 PM  

v2micca: JerseyTim: I hope he doesn't underpay his computer programmer.

I personally hope he hires several teams of competent programmers instead of just one. Seriously, code monkeys aren't that expensive. For a character who kept going on and one about sparing no expense in his fully automated park, it seemed a very odd place for him to go cheap.


It could be that Hammond was just more interested in sinking his money into the presentation and didn't respect the boring behind the scenes stuff unless you were actually in the lab making dinosaurs. Or Nedry was just a greedy fark. He was a fat bastard, after all.
 
2012-08-02 03:12:24 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: The entire danger of the dinosaurs could have been pretty easily averted if the park were better designed.


Yeah, but the thing is, if they'd have taken the same precautions with an enormous carnosaur that they take at every modern zoo in the world for tigers and elephants the movie would have been pretty boring.

"The power's out."

"Damn, watch the T-Rex wave his tiny little arms... good thing he can't cross the pit or climb that 50 foot concrete face."

"Yeah... let's go back to the resort and play strip poker with Ellie."
 
2012-08-02 03:12:39 PM  

Ishkur: Mugato: The dinosaurs would have bred, he was right about that but that doesn't mean the park would exploded

Yes, because then they were outside the control of the park organizers because they lacked the "kill" gene, and if they're breeding it means food would eventually become scarce, which means they would attack the compound and overrun the whole island. That's the whole message -- life finds a way.


Yea, if there's one thing humans suck at, its exterminating animals.
 
2012-08-02 03:13:35 PM  

Ned Stark: dittybopper: Ishkur: Mugato: As an aside, that's what annoyed me abut the first JP. The Fly kept bleating on and on about "chaos theory". Newman left the door open. It wasn't anymore grandiose than that.

No, he said life finds a way. And it did: The dinosaurs were breeding, and the park was doomed to fail whether Newman helped them or not.

And we know it was the raptors that were breeding, because the cute little two-toed little foot-prints found by Dr. Grant and the kids near the hatched eggs were identical in form to the much larger two-toed tracks of the velociraptors.

Conclusion: There were more than 3 raptors loose on the island. There were at *LEAST* an adult female, and several hatchlings.

In the book there were something like 40.


Yeah, but the movie implies that there are only three: The head one, and her two underlings. All three were confined in the raptor pen prior to the shutdown that turned off the power to the fences. There wasn't enough time for those three to escape, lay eggs, and have them hatch before Dr. Grant found the eggshells, as those events happen at roughly the same time.

That means there was at *LEAST* another adult raptor "in the wild", along with some hatchlings. Which is striking, because given the difficulties they had with keeping raptors, you'd think they'd know if one got away from them. In the book, they use a computerized motion detection system that counts the number of dinosaurs, but it stops counting when it hits the expected number (a good "don't do this!" lesson for programmers), so they don't realize that they are breeding until too late.
 
2012-08-02 03:15:47 PM  

jshine: Yea, if there's one thing humans suck at, its exterminating animals.


Heh.
 
2012-08-02 03:17:09 PM  

dittybopper: That means there was at *LEAST* another adult raptor "in the wild", along with some hatchlings. Which is striking, because given the difficulties they had with keeping raptors, you'd think they'd know if one got away from them. In the book, they use a computerized motion detection system that counts the number of dinosaurs, but it stops counting when it hits the expected number (a good "don't do this!" lesson for programmers), so they don't realize that they are breeding until too late.


That's why I always thought that the eggs they found were from those smaller dinos, the herd that was running with them away from the T-Rex. Because they had three raptors that they always kept in that one cage and that's all they had (except for the one that just hatched in the lab).
 
2012-08-02 03:17:48 PM  
Not understanding the tag selection. Is it just the usual hate for the rich?
 
2012-08-02 03:19:53 PM  

Oznog: Mikeyworld: Mugato: I think they did a pretty good job at Universal Isles of Adventure, you could just go there. And as terrible as the story and dialog in Titanic the movie was, Cameron did a pretty good job at recreating the ship. Interiors anyway. Go do something worthwhile and recreate the Enterprise or the Death Star.

It'd be better to build a moon base.Tourism would be the main income, along with mining and exploration. No rotation so the Earth would be in the sky the whole night, however long THAT is.

/A month?
//28 days, specifically
///I want my moon base. AND my flying car

[d2oz5j6ef5tbf6.cloudfront.net image 300x299]

Don't forget the explosion in a toxic waste facility that sends the Moon out of Earth's orbit, flying off into parts unknown, encountering badly costumed aliens while flying around in kick-ass models.


Now there is show that needs a reboot.
 
2012-08-02 03:22:09 PM  

akula: Mugato: Cameron did a pretty good job at recreating the ship. Interiors anyway.

The thing is, cruise ship standards have risen rather considerably over the last century. A faithful recreation of the Titanic would sure look pretty, but it would be a pretty shiatty ship to cruise on compared to just about anything built in the last decade. Sure, you could rub one out thinking about Kate Winslet's tits while onboard and tell your friends you know what the ship would have felt like, but after the first day you'd be wondering where the hell the buffet was, why the pool sucks, and wishing there was a decent nightclub onboard. Nobody gives a shiat about having the Turkish bath anymore.


Nonsense, it could be the Anit-Chik-Fil-A cruise.
 
2012-08-02 03:23:03 PM  

Digitalstrange: the shorthand was what Goldblum started to tell about the butterfly flapping its wings causing rain in China. A butterfly flaps it's wings in Wyoming startling the lead bull in a herd of cattle and they stampede, that kicks up a huge wad of dust. That dust affects weather patterns locally which spread until a month later it rains in China. It's alot more detailed than that but it's the basic theory.


t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-08-02 03:31:30 PM  

Mugato: dittybopper: That means there was at *LEAST* another adult raptor "in the wild", along with some hatchlings. Which is striking, because given the difficulties they had with keeping raptors, you'd think they'd know if one got away from them. In the book, they use a computerized motion detection system that counts the number of dinosaurs, but it stops counting when it hits the expected number (a good "don't do this!" lesson for programmers), so they don't realize that they are breeding until too late.

That's why I always thought that the eggs they found were from those smaller dinos, the herd that was running with them away from the T-Rex. Because they had three raptors that they always kept in that one cage and that's all they had (except for the one that just hatched in the lab).


But the footprints are two-toed:

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That means they are from a dromeosaur, as the sickled-clawed dromeosaurs kept their sickle-claw "up" when walking, and there was only one species of dromeosaur mentioned: the Velociraptors. The Gallimimus you mention would have walked on all three toes, producing a distinctly three-toed footprint, similar to but smaller than the Tyrannosaur footprint:

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I'm not a paleontologist by any means, but I can count toes.
 
2012-08-02 03:35:41 PM  
I thought Howard Stern already did this.
 
2012-08-02 03:38:06 PM  

dittybopper: But the footprints are two-toed:

That means they are from a dromeosaur, as the sickled-clawed dromeosaurs kept their sickle-claw "up" when walking, and there was only one species of dromeosaur mentioned: the Velociraptors. The Gallimimus you mention would have walked on all three toes, producing a distinctly three-toed footprint, similar to but smaller than the Tyrannosaur footprint:


Well that doesn't make sense then. Chaos theory aside, they at least knew how many veloceraptors they have and they were in the cage.
 
2012-08-02 03:49:38 PM  

Mugato: dittybopper: But the footprints are two-toed:

That means they are from a dromeosaur, as the sickled-clawed dromeosaurs kept their sickle-claw "up" when walking, and there was only one species of dromeosaur mentioned: the Velociraptors. The Gallimimus you mention would have walked on all three toes, producing a distinctly three-toed footprint, similar to but smaller than the Tyrannosaur footprint:

Well that doesn't make sense then. Chaos theory aside, they at least knew how many veloceraptors they have and they were in the cage.


I was waiting for some mass attack by multiple raptors, along with perhaps a scene where Hammond explains that a few raptors got away before they instituted the strict quarantine for them, and they had found most of them dead of lysine deficiency, and they assumed the others had similarly died, or been consumed by one of the other species (like the Tyrannosaur).

Obviously, I was disappointed. It was a clear telegraph that there were other raptors loose, but they never went anywhere with ti.
 
2012-08-02 03:55:51 PM  
Has anyone mentioned that the titanic sank only because some fool steered it right into an iceberg? Lost ships or pancaked airplanes, it's always pilot error. Just ask any airline exec.
 
2012-08-02 04:07:10 PM  

Mugato: dittybopper: But the footprints are two-toed:

That means they are from a dromeosaur, as the sickled-clawed dromeosaurs kept their sickle-claw "up" when walking, and there was only one species of dromeosaur mentioned: the Velociraptors. The Gallimimus you mention would have walked on all three toes, producing a distinctly three-toed footprint, similar to but smaller than the Tyrannosaur footprint:

Well that doesn't make sense then. Chaos theory aside, they at least knew how many veloceraptors they have and they were in the cage.


They said they had more before but when the introduced the big girl she killed all but two of the others. Maybe some of "the others" escaped during that period and were just assumed dead.

Or maybe they laid a first batch of eggs in the cage and the juveniles were small enough to skirted off unnoticed.

Or maybe the people adapting the movie were just lazy and/or stupid.
 
2012-08-02 04:26:43 PM  
Don't worry, if any of them get loose we will just breed something to hunt it down, toy with it and then eat its' head.

gozar.utc.edu
 
2012-08-02 04:36:13 PM  
Wasn't it the first half of Jurassic Park where we are shown what sort of buffoonery to avoid?
 
2012-08-02 04:45:13 PM  

akula: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: The entire danger of the dinosaurs could have been pretty easily averted if the park were better designed.

Yeah, but the thing is, if they'd have taken the same precautions with an enormous carnosaur that they take at every modern zoo in the world for tigers and elephants the movie would have been pretty boring.

"The power's out."

"Damn, watch the T-Rex wave his tiny little arms... good thing he can't cross the pit or climb that 50 foot concrete face."

"Yeah... let's go back to the resort and play strip poker with Ellie."


Oh, I know. The film is there to tell the story, and sometimes you unfortunately have to hand a character the idiot ball to make the story work.

But if you were building a real life dinosaur park, a little common sense would totally mitigate the flaws shown in the film.
 
2012-08-02 04:46:41 PM  
jfivealive
Jesus Christ, the mormons have dinosaurs? God dammit


Actually the Mormons do have a Utah Raptor sitting in the basement of Brightham Young University. No one can go and study it.. and unlike the previous 20 foot long ones this one is over 30 feet long... AND THE DAM MORMONS HAVE IT OF ALL PEOPLE- and it just sits there...
 
2012-08-02 04:50:47 PM  

Ohlookabutterfly: Has anyone mentioned that the titanic sank only because some fool steered it right into an iceberg? Lost ships or pancaked airplanes, it's always pilot error. Just ask any airline exec.


Actually, if he had steered it directly into the iceberg, the Titanic likely would not have sunk. Would have had major front-end damage, and needed rescuing, but still would not likely have sunk. It was being scraped by the iceberg along the length of the hull that flooded too many compartments for the ship to stay afloat. It could have stayed afloat with up to 4 compartments being flooded, but the damage had caused five to flood.
 
2012-08-02 05:27:30 PM  

dittybopper: gunga galunga: dittybopper: You know what the real difference between Jurassic Park and this would be? Guns actually work in the real world.

The only gun I remember being fired in the first movie was Grant shooting at some raptors from the control room. Muldoon had his gun but was blindsided by that raptor before he had a chance to use it.

And as for Lost World, the only reason why Roland Tembo's gun didn't work was because Nick Van Owen stole the bullets. So even more people died thanks to that eco-terrorist asshole.

Also, despite the InGen personnel having the arsenal of a third world country, not a single dinosaur appears to have been harmed by all the bullets they shot.

And in JP3, the big cannon being carried by the mercenaries somehow just doesn't manage to kill anything, and the other guns get broken/lost.

See the pattern?


Movie guns make lots of noise but never hurt anyone whose injury/death isn't important to the plot (so do lasers that shoot strangely visible beams). They come from the same alternate universe where movie cars do -- the kind that blow up the instant they hit anything (or in mid-air if they're flying off a cliff). And, for that matter, movie injuries, which would utterly confound any ER doctor, especially the part where the wounded/shredded/dying person is lucid enough to make a dramatic final statement instead of the real world "uurrrrr....nnnh").

It's not worth trying to make any sense of them in terms of the real world; they're clearly from some place where physics is not as we know it.
 
2012-08-02 05:34:20 PM  

Mugato: Yeah, I guess you could see it that way but it's not like the park was "destined" to fail because of some chaos formula. It was a somewhat easy thing to avoid by Hammond not leaving total control of the park to an openly disgruntled employee. But I see what you're saying.


I've been saying this since the first movie:

The catastrophe of Jurassic Park was not a failure of science; it was a failure of zookeeping.
 
2012-08-02 06:04:33 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: The entire danger of the dinosaurs could have been pretty easily averted if the park were better designed.

Sure, electric fences powerful enough to deep-fry a human are cool, but what about passive defenses? 30 foot deep concrete trenches. Concertina wire. Doors with actual knobs instead of raptor-friendly levers. Keeping the dinosaur section of the park and the logistics/maintenance section separated so that even in the event of a complete power failure, raptors wouldn't infest your power shed.

What about placing the entire tour section of the dangerous species exhibits on elevated walkways 150 feet in the air, so you could look down and see the tyrannosaur in its habitat rather than hoping one wanders past the dangerously thin defenses on your electric SUV tour?

For that matter, why even introduce carnivorous dinos while you're still troubleshooting the park? People would still flip their shiat to see live hadrosaurs and sauropods.


Yeah, but 15 seconds later, people would be disappointed about no T-Rex. If you have ANY setting, event, or story that involves dinosaurs, you have to have a T-Rex.
Link
 
2012-08-02 09:55:44 PM  
someone tell billionaire boy there are cheaper ways to have a defecating lawyer meet his demise.
 
2012-08-02 10:30:30 PM  

Tillmaster: AverageAmericanGuy: It's a shame the Titanic has such a terrible reputation. It was a pretty magnificent ship.

I didn't think Titanic had a terrible reputation - that honour belongs to the schmucks who ran her into an iceberg and then proceeded to cock up loading and launching the lifeboats.
Her system ship, Olympic, was known as 'Old Reliable', and managed to survive ramming a lightship (accidentally) and a U-boat(deliberately).


The replica will be built in China. Why not have it built at the original shipbuilders in Ireland? They are still in business.
 
2012-08-02 11:45:33 PM  

KrispyKritter: someone tell billionaire boy there are cheaper ways to have a defecating lawyer meet his demise.


Any way is a good way!
 
2012-08-02 11:52:42 PM  

Digitalstrange: Mugato: JerseyTim: I hope he doesn't underpay his computer programmer.

"NEWMAN!"

As an aside, that's what annoyed me abut the first JP. The Fly kept bleating on and on about "chaos theory". Newman left the door open. It wasn't anymore grandiose than that.

Thats kinda the point of Chaos theory. Large events are caused by smaller unrelated ones. Nedry can't manage money so he argues with Hammond about it alot. Hammond refuses to budge so Nedry justifies stealing from him. Nedry shuts down the fences to some dinos to facilitate his escape.Trying to fix that problem Sam Jackson accidentally lets the rest loose. Most of the disaster was caused by quibbles over a few hundred dollars months before.

the shorthand was what Goldblum started to tell about the butterfly flapping its wings causing rain in China. A butterfly flaps it's wings in Wyoming startling the lead bull in a herd of cattle and they stampede, that kicks up a huge wad of dust. That dust affects weather patterns locally which spread until a month later it rains in China. It's alot more detailed than that but it's the basic theory.


A good start. Here is an excellent book on the subject. Made me a believer.
 
2012-08-03 02:50:08 AM  

Ghastly: Will the velociraptors have feathers and only stand as high as your knee?


THIS.

And if so, WANT :3

/will note I have a broken sense of cute and find dromaeosaurs cute and feisty-rather like fighting roosters
//also tend to think those ginormous coconut crabs on Mauritius (?) and jumping spiders are cute
 
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