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(Quartz)   Of course the world's new largest building would contain a pirate ship   (qz.com) divider line 57
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2013-07-05 03:55:02 PM  
It's captain is wonderful too...

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2013-07-05 04:04:57 PM  
Makes sense to me.  Problem: horrible air pollution.  Solution: remove the need to go outside.
 
2013-07-05 04:05:32 PM  
For yucks, tell your kids to hold their tongues and say, "I was born on a pirate ship."
/I had a mean (but very funny) uncle.
 
2013-07-05 04:05:46 PM  
It already looks aged and dirty. That's not a good sign.
I guess they can just build another one.
 
2013-07-05 04:08:18 PM  
Anyone get the feeling China is going to melt down, similar to the way the USA did in the 90's
after the dotcom bubble or in 08 with the real estate bubble?
 
2013-07-05 04:08:45 PM  

SomeAmerican: Makes sense to me.  Problem: horrible air pollution.  Solution: remove the need to go outside.


Needs to be repeated
 
2013-07-05 04:10:12 PM  
But how many Rhode Island's is that.  Comparing it to Vatican City does me no good.
 
2013-07-05 04:11:46 PM  
According to spaghetti monster theory, this makes the building carbon neutral.
 
2013-07-05 04:14:44 PM  
Abandoned worlds largest amusement park.
Abandoned worlds largest shopping mall.
And coming soon... Abandoned worlds largest building.

What's next China?
 
2013-07-05 04:16:38 PM  
And this helpful note  An artificial beach with artificial waves

I get the beach is artificial what being inside and all.  But the waves are waves unless they are plastic...right??
 
2013-07-05 04:17:44 PM  
Prepare to be boarded!
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I would have expected this kind of excess from Dubai, not China.
 
2013-07-05 04:18:19 PM  

JohnCarter: And this helpful note  An artificial beach with artificial waves

I get the beach is artificial what being inside and all.  But the waves are waves unless they are plastic...right??


Technically... it's still a beach too.
 
2013-07-05 04:22:08 PM  

BAMFinator: But how many Rhode Island's is that.  Comparing it to Vatican City does me no good.


Ignorant peasant! It's equal to 1/24 Helsinkis of course!
 
2013-07-05 04:22:18 PM  
But, is it the world's largest domed structure?

/ I'm surprised they didn't go for biggest and tallest
 
2013-07-05 04:23:00 PM  

p51d007: Anyone get the feeling China is going to melt down, similar to the way the USA did in the 90's
after the dotcom bubble or in 08 with the real estate bubble?


Yup.

China also has the worlds largest mall and its completely empty.

They also built an entire city where nobody lives.

They seem to be doing alot of building giant ego-boosting superprojects using their newfound cheap Wal-Mart shiat money. Pretty unsustainable. When they crash, they're gonna crash hard.

I got a feeling that this new structure will be pretty empty too.
 
2013-07-05 04:23:31 PM  

BAMFinator: But how many Rhode Island's is that.  Comparing it to Vatican City does me no good.


Or football fields.  I only understand areas represented as football fields.  And be sure to use fractions; I don't trust them decimal thingamawhozits.
 
2013-07-05 04:24:03 PM  

p51d007: Anyone get the feeling China is going to melt down, similar to the way the USA did in the 90's
after the dotcom bubble or in 08 with the real estate bubble?


Pretty much everyone thinks that.  I bet you at least 70% of space in that building is unused.
 
2013-07-05 04:25:18 PM  
If you build it, they will come. Or not because the majority of the population can not afford the products and services offered inside.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-07-05 04:27:37 PM  

p51d007: Anyone get the feeling China is going to melt down, similar to the way the USA did in the 90's
after the dotcom bubble or in 08 with the real estate bubble?


Oh they're going to crash. But I don't think it's going to be like America in the 90's. It will be an entirely different world of shiat.
 
2013-07-05 04:28:08 PM  
Semi-unrelated, I miss Treasure Bay casino in Biloxi.
 
2013-07-05 04:31:45 PM  
artificial sun that gives off light and heat 24 hours a day, and 15,000 parking spots.
 so it never closes. I will never find my car.
 
2013-07-05 04:32:49 PM  
Hey, here's an article that isn't on a shiatty web site.

/Or a more acceptable kind of shiatty, if you will.
 
2013-07-05 04:32:56 PM  
Are you sure it's in china, subby? I can't find any buildings they could have copied it from..
 
2013-07-05 04:33:57 PM  
Did you see the safety hardnesses those window washers were wearing? I'm shocked they paid for those.
 
2013-07-05 04:34:32 PM  

odinsposse: p51d007: Anyone get the feeling China is going to melt down, similar to the way the USA did in the 90's
after the dotcom bubble or in 08 with the real estate bubble?

Oh they're going to crash. But I don't think it's going to be like America in the 90's. It will be an entirely different world of shiat.


America 1929?  A lot of parallels are forming. However I think their currency will  devalue like the Deutschmark in post WWI Germany as well.
 
2013-07-05 04:37:18 PM  

BAMFinator: But how many Rhode Island's is that.  Comparing it to Vatican City does me no good.


The article says the place is 420 acres of floor space. That's 0.65625 square miles. Rhode Island is 1212 square miles. So it's 0.00054 Rhode Islands.
 
2013-07-05 04:38:44 PM  
FTFA: A 164-yard-long LED screen that serves as a stand-in for the horizon.

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2013-07-05 04:41:03 PM  

jayphat: Did you see the safety hardnesses those window washers were wearing? I'm shocked they paid for those.


1000' of garden hoses tied together isn't all that expensive.
 
2013-07-05 04:41:19 PM  

dbirchall: FTFA: A 164-yard-long LED screen that serves as a stand-in for the horizon.

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I want to see an HD NHL game on that thing.
 
2013-07-05 04:45:39 PM  
The West Edmonton Mall got theirs over 20 years ago...

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Yeah, it's a replica of the Santa Maria, but to every kid who goes there, it's a pirate ship.
 
2013-07-05 04:46:04 PM  

JohnCarter: And this helpful note An artificial beach with artificial waves I get the beach is artificial what being inside and all. But the waves are waves unless they are plastic...right??


No. The waves are made through the use of an artifice, and are thus artificial. Real waves would require no artifice to produce them.
 
2013-07-05 04:47:54 PM  
...oh, and WEM also had submarine when I was there in the early 90s, to go with their water park, amusement park (with coasters), NHL regulation ice rink, casino and 28 story hotel.

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2013-07-05 04:51:18 PM  
When you arrive, be sure to get your hand stamped.

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2013-07-05 04:54:06 PM  
But does China have any pirates...or ninjas?  (Yes I know ninjas are Japanese)
 
2013-07-05 04:56:57 PM  

SevenizGud: JohnCarter: And this helpful note An artificial beach with artificial waves I get the beach is artificial what being inside and all. But the waves are waves unless they are plastic...right??

No. The waves are made through the use of an artifice, and are thus artificial. Real waves would require no artifice to produce them.


NO!. They are still waves. As in "a disturbance or oscillation that travels through space and matter, accompanied by a transfer of energy " (According to Wiki waves). Nothing in the definition about how you create them, only what they are.
 
2013-07-05 05:02:48 PM  

Tom_Slick: odinsposse: p51d007: Anyone get the feeling China is going to melt down, similar to the way the USA did in the 90's
after the dotcom bubble or in 08 with the real estate bubble?

Oh they're going to crash. But I don't think it's going to be like America in the 90's. It will be an entirely different world of shiat.

America 1929?  A lot of parallels are forming. However I think their currency will  devalue like the Deutschmark in post WWI Germany as well.


Yeah, the currency is a big part. But there is also the cultural difference. Although 1930's America and modern China both have/had a roughly even split between urban and rural populations there is a much bigger gap between urban and rural living in China now than there was during the Great Depression. Such big gaps can cause a lot of trouble during bad economic times. I don't know exactly how it will happen but it could go really bad in a number of different ways.
 
2013-07-05 05:04:18 PM  

odinsposse: p51d007: Anyone get the feeling China is going to melt down, similar to the way the USA did in the 90's
after the dotcom bubble or in 08 with the real estate bubble?

Oh they're going to crash. But I don't think it's going to be like America in the 90's. It will be an entirely different world of shiat.


You got me thinking. Won't they just recall all the money we owe them and kill the US/world economy?
 
2013-07-05 05:07:28 PM  

jamspoon: SevenizGud: JohnCarter: And this helpful note An artificial beach with artificial waves I get the beach is artificial what being inside and all. But the waves are waves unless they are plastic...right??

No. The waves are made through the use of an artifice, and are thus artificial. Real waves would require no artifice to produce them.

NO!. They are still waves. As in "a disturbance or oscillation that travels through space and matter, accompanied by a transfer of energy " (According to Wiki waves). Nothing in the definition about how you create them, only what they are.


It is man made though, which is the primary definition of artificial.

Dictionary.com's first defintion is "made by human skill; produced by humans"

Though I would consider the waves in the same class as cultivated flowers as opposed to plastic flowers and wild flowers.
 
2013-07-05 05:12:28 PM  
Came for Crimson Permenent Assurance, leaving pillaged
 
2013-07-05 05:26:17 PM  
But does its shoe department have its own ZIP code?
 
2013-07-05 05:28:55 PM  

WildManBand: odinsposse: p51d007: Anyone get the feeling China is going to melt down, similar to the way the USA did in the 90's
after the dotcom bubble or in 08 with the real estate bubble?

Oh they're going to crash. But I don't think it's going to be like America in the 90's. It will be an entirely different world of shiat.

You got me thinking. Won't they just recall all the money we owe them and kill the US/world economy?


i'm by no means an expert on this subject so someone please correct me if i'm wrong, but i don't think US government bonds works like that. if you hold a 10-year bond, you can't get that money from the government until the 10 years has passed. you can, however, sell it to someone else, which is how most bond holders "cash in" their bonds.

also, china only holds about 6 or 7% of our total government debt, so even if i'm wrong and they can cash them in at any time, i think we could manage.

/we could just ask the japanese for more money...
 
2013-07-05 05:29:49 PM  
It's cool and all, but China has a nasty habit of building for the sake of building. There are entire ghost towns and ghost malls of artfully created edifices with no one to staff them or live in them.
 
2013-07-05 05:33:42 PM  

BitwiseShift: But does its shoe department have its own ZIP code?


Like your mom's hiney?
 
2013-07-05 05:38:17 PM  
I think America needs to re-assert it's architectural dick size authority.  For Freedom..
 
2013-07-05 05:57:40 PM  

Pray 4 Mojo: BitwiseShift: But does its shoe department have its own ZIP code?

Like your mom's hiney?


Settle down potty mouth.
 
2013-07-05 06:17:32 PM  

bunner: I think America needs to re-assert it's architectural dick size authority.  For Freedom..


I'll agree on the condition that it must be no less than 150 floors and a great representation of Art Deco design
 
2013-07-05 06:28:30 PM  

p51d007: Anyone get the feeling China is going to melt down, similar to the way the USA did in the 90's
after the dotcom bubble or in 08 with the real estate bubble?


You're supposing it was never not melted down to start with...
 
2013-07-05 06:49:52 PM  

victrin: It's cool and all, but China has a nasty habit of building for the sake of building. There are entire ghost towns and ghost malls of artfully created edifices with no one to staff them or live in them.


You shouldn't criticize including a pirate ship.  China can do what they want.
 
2013-07-05 07:07:29 PM  

jruland: WildManBand: odinsposse: p51d007: Anyone get the feeling China is going to melt down, similar to the way the USA did in the 90's
after the dotcom bubble or in 08 with the real estate bubble?

Oh they're going to crash. But I don't think it's going to be like America in the 90's. It will be an entirely different world of shiat.

You got me thinking. Won't they just recall all the money we owe them and kill the US/world economy?

i'm by no means an expert on this subject so someone please correct me if i'm wrong, but i don't think US government bonds works like that. if you hold a 10-year bond, you can't get that money from the government until the 10 years has passed. you can, however, sell it to someone else, which is how most bond holders "cash in" their bonds.

also, china only holds about 6 or 7% of our total government debt, so even if i'm wrong and they can cash them in at any time, i think we could manage.

/we could just ask the japanese for more money...


Thanks. I'm not even trying to be an alex jones nut; I'm just truly curious about the effects of a China crash since it seems inevitable with all their empty supermalls/buildings.
 
2013-07-05 07:09:22 PM  
Looking through people's photos of Chengdu on Google Earth... Jesus, that is some filthy air.
 
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