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(CNN)   Carnival, the Windows ME of the cruising world, has yet another ship stuck in Safe Mode   (cnn.com) divider line 102
    More: Obvious, Carnival Corporation, Windows ME, power outages, Carnival Triumph, bathrooms, St. Maarten  
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2013-03-14 08:11:59 AM
ctrl-alt-del.  then restart, terrorist tase, and close for the bit
they have to pet
 
2013-03-14 08:23:05 AM
once is a fluke and wouldn't affect a decision (by me or I think most people) to use Carnival.

Twice in a month? Yeah.....this should hurt them.
 
2013-03-14 08:28:42 AM
*golf clap for headline*
 
2013-03-14 08:28:46 AM

Happy Hours: once is a fluke and wouldn't affect a decision (by me or I think most people) to use Carnival.

Twice in a month? Yeah.....this should hurt them.


No shiat, I laughed at my dad who canceled his plans to take his new wife on one because it's not like it could happen again. If anything it would be even more safe because they'd be more careful. I guess I'll be eating those words now. Dumbasses.
 
2013-03-14 08:30:02 AM
I don't always take a cruise, but when I do I like to get stranded for days on end and sleeping in my own filth

Carnival!
 
2013-03-14 08:30:18 AM
God did Windows ME suck.
 
2013-03-14 08:31:18 AM
Yup. They need to upgrade to CarnivalXP Professional.
 
2013-03-14 08:32:53 AM
babysimpson.co.uk

OH BOY A CARNIVAL!!!!
 
2013-03-14 08:34:04 AM
Things break sometimes, but if they break this often there is something wrong with your organization.
 
2013-03-14 08:36:47 AM
It's just a ploy to plug the Blu-Ray release of "Life of Pi."

Just wait until they release the live Bengal tigers in the corridors.
 
2013-03-14 08:38:22 AM
I have to say, as someone that worked selling high end academic tours, the price Carnival offers always led me to believe that *something* might get shortchanged on those cruises. I'm not saying you get what you pay for, but you get what you pay for.
 
2013-03-14 08:41:05 AM
The answer is mutiny.

Take the bridge and call for help.

Cruise ships don't request help until it's gone from problem, to disaster to catastrophy. When shiat has gone completely pearshaped, and the ship is listing dangerously and has run aground, they will abandon ship and call for help once reaching shore.

/why the fark would you go on a cruise?
//Let me wander an inhospitible ocean with a bunch of fat disgusting people
///and neurovirus.
 
2013-03-14 08:41:53 AM
That stinks.
 
2013-03-14 08:42:42 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's just a ploy to plug the Blu-Ray release of "Life of Pi."

Just wait until they release the live Bengal tigers in the corridors.


It's ok, they're CGI.
 
2013-03-14 08:42:59 AM
On Wednesday night, despite complaints coming in to CNN, Carnival representative Vance Gulliksen said he wasn't aware of a problem.

"Hi Carnival, this is CNN. We heard you were having problems with one of your ships again?"
"LALALA I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, WE'RE NOT HAVING ANY PROBLEMS LALALA"
*click*
 
2013-03-14 08:43:09 AM

ginandbacon: I have to say, as someone that worked selling high end academic tours, the price Carnival offers always led me to believe that *something* might get shortchanged on those cruises. I'm not saying you get what you pay for, but you get what you pay for.


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www.lolbrary.com
 
2013-03-14 08:44:08 AM
and very similarly the biggest problem with ME was how its drivers sucked.

/oh wait, subby you're a crafty one aren't you
//+1 headline, would destroy keyboard with projectile liquids again
 
2013-03-14 08:44:09 AM

Mugato: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's just a ploy to plug the Blu-Ray release of "Life of Pi."

Just wait until they release the live Bengal tigers in the corridors.

It's ok, they're CGI.


So am I.
 
2013-03-14 08:54:20 AM
Is that Safe Mode with or without network support?
 
2013-03-14 08:55:40 AM
I have a suggestion for the next "celebrity" cruise...

upload.wikimedia.org

//when life gives you lemons, head around the corner from where the fudge is made
 
2013-03-14 08:57:29 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: ginandbacon: I have to say, as someone that worked selling high end academic tours, the price Carnival offers always led me to believe that *something* might get shortchanged on those cruises. I'm not saying you get what you pay for, but you get what you pay for.

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LOL!
 
2013-03-14 08:59:37 AM
Carnival cruises are like a giant floating Wal-Mart only less fun.
 
2013-03-14 09:05:20 AM

Mugato: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's just a ploy to plug the Blu-Ray release of "Life of Pi."

Just wait until they release the live Bengal tigers in the corridors.

It's ok, they're CGI.


The tiger is actually Pi's inner spirit.
 
2013-03-14 09:06:15 AM
Watch out for the hyena though.
 
2013-03-14 09:09:49 AM

VenomousDuck: Carnival cruises are like a giant floating Wal-Mart only less fun.


Truest statement yet. It is known as the white trash cruise line.

Oh, and Carnival (which at first denied they were having any problems) has now released a statement reading:

The Carnival Dream has a technical issue which our engineering team is currently working on. The ship is at dock in St. Maarten. At no time did the ship lose power but there were periodic interruptions to elevators and toilets for a few hours last night. However at this time all hotel systems are functioning normally and have been functional since approximately 12.30am. The ship has full power but is still at dock while personnel continue to work on the technical issue. The Carnival Dream was on a seven-day cruise and is based in Port Canaveral, Fla.

Yeah, that means you lost power. And to those that think no elevators aren't a big deal, you fail to realize how big as cruise ship is. They go from deck one to deck 14.
 
2013-03-14 09:16:25 AM
FTA: "The emergency generator powers propulsion for the ship, Barney explained."

That probably should have been worded differently or clarified in some way.  Granted it did later mention the main generator, but the quoted sentence above would have me believe that Carnival and whomever designed their ship are complete dumb-asses.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-14 09:21:33 AM

Happy Hours: once is a fluke and wouldn't affect a decision (by me or I think most people) to use Carnival.

Twice in a month? Yeah.....this should hurt them.


Well, that and the one that sank.  Costa is the same company as Carnival.
 
2013-03-14 09:23:38 AM

show me: Is that Safe Mode with or without network support?


They're docked so I'm guessing the NIC drivers are working.  No word on WiFi support.
 
2013-03-14 09:24:59 AM
Are the condom dispensers still working? That's all that really matters.
 
2013-03-14 09:25:11 AM

themanuf: FTA: "The emergency generator powers propulsion for the ship, Barney explained."

That probably should have been worded differently or clarified in some way.  Granted it did later mention the main generator, but the quoted sentence above would have me believe that Carnival and whomever designed their ship are complete dumb-asses.


Not so much dumb-asses as cheap-asses.  Ocean Liners used to have 2 or 3 redundant systems so if the main generator went down the passengers wouldn't be without power in the middle of the North Atlantic.  Since cruise ships are usually with in 12 hours of a port so they think 5000 passengers can go for 12 hours without toilets or ventilation.
 
2013-03-14 09:25:44 AM
Just because it's called the "poop deck" doesn't necessarily mean...
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-14 09:26:16 AM

themanuf: FTA: "The emergency generator powers propulsion for the ship, Barney explained."

That probably should have been worded differently or clarified in some way.  Granted it did later mention the main generator, but the quoted sentence above would have me believe that Carnival and whomever designed their ship are complete dumb-asses.


IIRC there are six generators that power everything.  If they can't more there must be more than one out, or a problem with the electrical system.
 
2013-03-14 09:43:46 AM

MNguy: The tiger is actually Pi's inner spirit.


Oh God, it's one of those movies? I almost rented that.
 
2013-03-14 09:47:17 AM
What I cannot fathom (no pun intended), is why anyone would design a system whereby even the briefest power outage (a few hours), would result in the toilets becoming fountains of human waste.

What engineer looks at that plan and says "sounds about right."

And yes, I understand how pressure works, I'm an engineer myself.

/Cruise shops are huge...shouldn't they be able to deploy some PV cells to load batteries for emergency toilet ops?
 
2013-03-14 09:48:55 AM
If you are docked in port, spewing filth everywhere, and I have a valid passport, isn't preventing me from leaving the ship tantamount to kidnapping?
 
2013-03-14 09:50:39 AM

Mugato: MNguy: The tiger is actually Pi's inner spirit.

Oh God, it's one of those movies? I almost rented that.


SPOILER, jeez!

The tiger actually is Pi's evil father.
 
2013-03-14 09:51:14 AM

Walker: Yeah, that means you lost power. And to those that think no elevators aren't a big deal, you fail to realize how big as cruise ship is. They go from deck one to deck 14.


Nonsense. The sewage in the hallways is just part of Carnivals rolling brown out emergency power system.
 
2013-03-14 09:51:23 AM

Mugato: Oh God, it's one of those movies? I almost rented that.


No its not, but it is Ang Lee so your outrageous forced heart pulling metaphorical visuals are still there
 
2013-03-14 09:55:05 AM

KWess: What I cannot fathom (no pun intended), is why anyone would design a system whereby even the briefest power outage (a few hours), would result in the toilets becoming fountains of human waste.

What engineer looks at that plan and says "sounds about right."

And yes, I understand how pressure works, I'm an engineer myself.

/Cruise shops are huge...shouldn't they be able to deploy some PV cells to load batteries for emergency toilet ops?


I imagine that there isn't much storage capacity for sewage on a cruise ship. Probably has to be treated immediately then dumped overboard / is used as grey water.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-03-14 09:56:50 AM

KWess: If you are docked in port, spewing filth everywhere, and I have a valid passport, isn't preventing me from leaving the ship tantamount to kidnapping?


I don't think so.  I think the procedures for Customs and Immigration are different for discharging passengers than for a port of call visit.  It would depend on Dutch law.
 
2013-03-14 10:03:19 AM
I know nothing about ships, however I'm really inclined to think that Carnival makes an art of skimping on maintenance. All things considered they make a pretty bad artist.

They need to reevaluate their idea of acceptable risk as it doesn't match the public's idea. Pretty soon people are just not going to book a cruise with them anymore.
 
2013-03-14 10:07:17 AM

Happy Hours: once is a fluke and wouldn't affect a decision (by me or I think most people) to use Carnival.

Twice in a month? Yeah.....this should hurt them.


Yup. I want to go on a cruise at least once to see if I like it, but I know who I will *not* be going with now.
 
2013-03-14 10:11:07 AM
WTF is there to do on a cruise anyway? I'm not a big eater and that's all I ever hear from people who go on cruises is the food. Of course these are mostly morbidly obese women I'm talking to so the opinion might be skewed.
 
2013-03-14 10:19:06 AM

VenomousDuck: Carnival cruises are like a giant floating Wal-Mart only less fun.


We need a "People of Carnival. Cruises " website.
 
2013-03-14 10:19:26 AM

Mugato: WTF is there to do on a cruise anyway? I'm not a big eater and that's all I ever hear from people who go on cruises is the food. Of course these are mostly morbidly obese women I'm talking to so the opinion might be skewed.


I've never gone either, but i think the appeal is that most of the attractions there are pre-paid?

I mean, you've got to buy your own knicknacks and roomservice, but the buffet is free, you can go see a movie, or a show, or use the pools or whatever without money.

So you can let your crotchfruit run rampant and get piss drunk on the poop deck.
 
2013-03-14 10:25:01 AM
Now, when I say that I am in the habit of going to sea whenever I begin to grow hazy about the eyes, and begin to be over conscious of my lungs, I do not mean to have it inferred that I ever go to sea as a passenger. For to go as a passenger you must needs have a purse, and a purse is but a rag unless you have something in it. Besides, passengers get sea-sick-grow quarrelsome-don't sleep of nights-do not enjoy themselves much, as a general thing;-no, I never go as a passenger; nor, though I am something of a salt, do I ever go to sea as a Commodore, or a Captain, or a Cook. I abandon the glory and distinction of such offices to those who like them. For my part, I abominate all honourable respectable toils, trials, and tribulations of every kind whatsoever. ....

No, when I go to sea, I go as a simple sailor, right before the mast, plumb down into the forecastle, aloft there to the royal mast-head.


Moby Dick, Hermann Melville

Don't ever pay to go to sea...
 
2013-03-14 10:31:52 AM

KWess: If you are docked in port, spewing filth everywhere, and I have a valid passport, isn't preventing me from leaving the ship tantamount to kidnapping?


Just because you have a valid passport doesn't mean you have some sort of right to go ashore. You must first be granted a visa by the immigration service. But in this case, it was the US Coast Guard that ordered the captain to keep the passengers on board, so that they could be accounted for and so that no one would be left behind.
 
2013-03-14 10:38:05 AM
The passengers will look back and have a good laugh once they've settled in The New World.
 
2013-03-14 10:44:00 AM
Love that headline, I need it on a shirt.
 
2013-03-14 10:45:08 AM

Mugato: WTF is there to do on a cruise anyway? I'm not a big eater and that's all I ever hear from people who go on cruises is the food. Of course these are mostly morbidly obese women I'm talking to so the opinion might be skewed.


Went on a cruise and had a great time. My idea of a great time is 1) not having a cell phone signal and 2) sitting on deck watching the ocean. You mileage may vary. Professional driver on a closed course. Always wear your safety equipment. Consult a physician if your erection lasts more than four hours.
 
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