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(CBC)   Canadian Space Agency reveals new rovers. Expected to work flawlessly until they come across each other at an intersection and will sit waiting for someone else to go first   (cbc.ca) divider line 28
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2012-10-20 02:18:18 PM  
We need those to scout out new locations for Tim Hortons franchises on Mars.
 
2012-10-20 04:34:11 PM  

MadSkillz: We need those to scout out new locations for Tim Hortons franchises on Mars.


Pssh. Put them in the US. If Canadians were half as smart as they're made out to be, there'd be one on every street corner in America.
 
2012-10-20 04:47:45 PM  
Just paid one of the rovers red, they'll come on over eventually.
 
2012-10-20 04:48:59 PM  
Paint, even. 

Also, this from the wiki article on Red Rover made me laugh.

Practices particularly discouraged are linking players hand-to-wrist or hand-to-arm (rather, players should hold hands only), "clotheslining" an opposing player at throat height, or extending the hands so an onrushing player runs into a fist.
 
2012-10-20 04:52:50 PM  
This great advancement brought to you by an NHL lockout.

They cancel the season, and we'll figure out cold fusion if only to chill beer
 
2012-10-20 04:54:23 PM  
www.chronoludic.com

They can also have them patrolling the borders.
 
2012-10-20 05:10:53 PM  
Subby, some truth there, depending on where in Canadia you are. I grew up in Montreal and believe me it's pedestrian pinball downtown. On the other hand, I subsequently moved to Halifax and was astounded when cars two blocks away would stop to let me cross, even if I wasn't going to. I just happened to be near the curb and looking kind of pedestrian-y.
Having said that, Halifax is the cat;s ass.

(in Ottawa now...okay, but not Halifax)
 
2012-10-20 05:19:40 PM  
We have a space agency? Kidding, my grandpa was a tech involved with constructing the allouette(sp?) and I think the one after that.

What our new rover may look like:
www.elkfordtrails.com
 
2012-10-20 05:24:41 PM  

Marine1: MadSkillz: We need those to scout out new locations for Tim Hortons franchises on Mars.

Pssh. Put them in the US. If Canadians were half as smart as they're made out to be, there'd be one on every street corner in America.


Hey, even WalMart took 50 years to reach that level of saturation. They're as old as K-Mart, something I just learned recently.

It still takes you two hours to return something when the cashier rings it up wrong. Something I learnt the first time I was ever in a WalMart. (I'm up to about five visits now. Four of those visits were a waste of time. And you think Canadians are dumb? Oy gevalt!)

Tim Horton's took over Wendy's International in 1995. How about that? Something I learnt just now.
 
2012-10-20 06:20:14 PM  
What?

Since when does Canadia need a space agency?
 
2012-10-20 07:25:33 PM  

lonomoholo: Subby, some truth there, depending on where in Canadia you are. I grew up in Montreal and believe me it's pedestrian pinball downtown. On the other hand, I subsequently moved to Halifax and was astounded when cars two blocks away would stop to let me cross, even if I wasn't going to. I just happened to be near the curb and looking kind of pedestrian-y.
Having said that, Halifax is the cat;s ass.

(in Ottawa now...okay, but not Halifax)


Really!!! I moved to Gatineau from Montreal and I was convinced subby was talking about Ottawa. These people have no idea about the rules of right of way.
 
2012-10-20 07:53:15 PM  

xaks: What?

Since when does Canadia need a space agency?


Since the americans gave up on theirs. You wanna let everyone else win by default? we are not going to complain. Hell even china is getting into space now. Probably just so they can make a perpetual motion factory to produce utter crap to sell to americans but hey .. they recognize the opportunity too. Why dont your mormon loving rebublican senators?
 
2012-10-20 07:54:48 PM  

lonomoholo: Subby, some truth there, depending on where in Canadia you are. I grew up in Montreal and believe me it's pedestrian pinball downtown. On the other hand, I subsequently moved to Halifax and was astounded when cars two blocks away would stop to let me cross, even if I wasn't going to. I just happened to be near the curb and looking kind of pedestrian-y.
Having said that, Halifax is the cat;s ass.

(in Ottawa now...okay, but not Halifax)


I was going to post about regional differences, but then I thought I'd be polite and wait for you to go first.
 
2012-10-20 08:00:17 PM  
It doesn't just happen in cars in Canada anymore...it's drifting south.

This past summer traffic at a four-way stop in Minneapolis was completely stopped because no one would go first.

/happens on the bus as well if folks aren't already queued up
 
2012-10-20 08:11:11 PM  
To bad that Canada no longer has a space rocket program to shoot to the moon or Mars. Damn Harper and his cronies. We have to hitch a ride with.......... China I guess. Too lazy to Google when the last Canadian or Frenchian went up for the routine zero gravity poutine experiments. The maple syrup trials failed and nearing destroyed another station toilet.

/Canada tried to shoot some rockets up but since we are not allowed as much bang for the buck in our fireworks as the U.S. has, it sputtered out at about 60 feet, disappointing the viewers who were kept warm with their complimentary tim hortons mittens.
 
2012-10-20 08:20:55 PM  

lonomoholo: Subby, some truth there, depending on where in Canadia you are. I grew up in Montreal and believe me it's pedestrian pinball downtown. On the other hand, I subsequently moved to Halifax and was astounded when cars two blocks away would stop to let me cross, even if I wasn't going to. I just happened to be near the curb and looking kind of pedestrian-y.
Having said that, Halifax is the cat;s ass.

(in Ottawa now...okay, but not Halifax)


Not telling me anything I don't know. In Halifax
/subby
 
2012-10-20 08:39:07 PM  
In St. John's, they run over pedestrians. Especially the orange cabs.
 
2012-10-20 09:11:51 PM  

poisonedpawn78: Since the americans gave up on theirs. You wanna let everyone else win by default? we are not going to complain. Hell even china is getting into space now. Probably just so they can make a perpetual motion factory to produce utter crap to sell to americans but hey .. they recognize the opportunity too. Why dont your mormon loving rebublican senators?


I blame Bush.

/but but but Bush!
 
2012-10-21 12:01:12 AM  

poisonedpawn78: xaks: What?

Since when does Canadia need a space agency?

Since the americans gave up on theirs. You wanna let everyone else win by default? we are not going to complain. Hell even china is getting into space now. Probably just so they can make a perpetual motion factory to produce utter crap to sell to americans but hey .. they recognize the opportunity too. Why dont your mormon loving rebublican senators?


First off, Canada doesn't have much of a space program. Its more a small space industry that mostly benefits the Americans. They build robots, have a few astronauts but both of which are depended upon the American's giving flight opportunities and in the case of the astronauts they're very much depended upon American training.

Secondly, you want to know what a nation looks like after giving up its space agency? Think Russia, not the United States. Unless you think having three to four US spacecrafts providing human transport to space and beyond as giving up on manned spaceflight. Not that I'm saying there isn't ample room for worry. I have no idea what will come after Curiosity/Web, and due to budget constraints all I know is that they're likely to be less ambitious missions in NASA's unmanned future. On the manned side, congress/our president has refused to outline a plan that will be accomplished anytime soon. All they do is kick the can down the road, to other Presidents and other Congresses. Which isn't good enough.
 
2012-10-21 03:01:50 AM  

fergusg: lonomoholo: Subby, some truth there, depending on where in Canadia you are. I grew up in Montreal and believe me it's pedestrian pinball downtown. On the other hand, I subsequently moved to Halifax and was astounded when cars two blocks away would stop to let me cross, even if I wasn't going to. I just happened to be near the curb and looking kind of pedestrian-y.
Having said that, Halifax is the cat;s ass.

(in Ottawa now...okay, but not Halifax)

Really!!! I moved to Gatineau from Montreal and I was convinced subby was talking about Ottawa. These people have no idea about the rules of right of way.


that's because they are all hopped up on anti-depressants there
/montreal is the worst i've seen for bad driver/aggressive jaywalker combo
 
2012-10-21 06:45:02 AM  
BumpInTheNight:
What our new rover may look like:
[OMG BEARS]


I heard we're going to land this on Titan:

www.nyu.edu
 
2012-10-21 07:04:25 AM  
It's easy to get to Mars. You just take off eh.
 
2012-10-21 09:36:08 AM  

brantgoose: Marine1: MadSkillz: We need those to scout out new locations for Tim Hortons franchises on Mars.

Pssh. Put them in the US. If Canadians were half as smart as they're made out to be, there'd be one on every street corner in America.

Hey, even WalMart took 50 years to reach that level of saturation. They're as old as K-Mart, something I just learned recently.

It still takes you two hours to return something when the cashier rings it up wrong. Something I learnt the first time I was ever in a WalMart. (I'm up to about five visits now. Four of those visits were a waste of time. And you think Canadians are dumb? Oy gevalt!)

Tim Horton's took over Wendy's International in 1995. How about that? Something I learnt just now.


Well yeah, but dude... it's the age of social media. Put one of those in the US and people are gonna be lined up just because their friends are there and mentioned it on Twitter.

I went to Canada this summer and knew I had to go to a Tim Hortons. And you know what? It was the best stuff I've had in a very, very long time, pastry-wise.

I mean, really, Canada? You've got a neighbor filled with fat people, at least some expendable income regarding fast food, and they find the whole "eh" thing amusing. The marketing does itself. Just put up some brick n' mortars and you've basically been given a license to print money by the US Treasury.
 
2012-10-21 09:58:43 AM  
 
2012-10-21 01:02:18 PM  

lonomoholo: Subby, some truth there, depending on where in Canadia you are. I grew up in Montreal and believe me it's pedestrian pinball downtown. On the other hand, I subsequently moved to Halifax and was astounded when cars two blocks away would stop to let me cross, even if I wasn't going to. I just happened to be near the curb and looking kind of pedestrian-y.
Having said that, Halifax is the cat;s ass.

(in Ottawa now...okay, but not Halifax)


Quoted for truth. I hate walking and driving in this city. The driver's are idiots, and the pedestrians are worse. The busing is proof that Leibniz was dead wrong. This city is an economic deadzone for a reason.
 
2012-10-21 01:04:11 PM  

Nurglitch: lonomoholo: Subby, some truth there, depending on where in Canadia you are. I grew up in Montreal and believe me it's pedestrian pinball downtown. On the other hand, I subsequently moved to Halifax and was astounded when cars two blocks away would stop to let me cross, even if I wasn't going to. I just happened to be near the curb and looking kind of pedestrian-y.
Having said that, Halifax is the cat;s ass.

(in Ottawa now...okay, but not Halifax)

Quoted for truth. I hate walking and driving in this city. The driver'sdrivers are idiots, and the pedestrians are worse. The busing is proof that Leibniz was dead wrong. This city is an economic deadzone for a reason.


And it makes you stupid, as the apostrophe-error I just made shows...
 
2012-10-21 08:14:26 PM  
I hope the Canadians put cameras on their rovers, because Canadian reporters sure don't have any. Do you think they have been made aware of the importance of photography?
 
2012-10-21 08:47:15 PM  

Maul555: I hope the Canadians put cameras on their rovers, because Canadian reporters sure don't have any. Do you think they have been made aware of the importance of photography?


Dude, TFA has a 2 minute video showing the rovers in action.
 
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