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2014-03-12 03:55:44 PM  
That's all well and good, BUT WHERE IS THE OIL
 
2014-03-12 04:06:31 PM  
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2014-03-12 04:09:48 PM  
Water teeming with pesticides, PCBs, carcinogens, and fracking effluvia, but water nonetheless.
 
2014-03-12 04:19:20 PM  

brap: Water teeming with pesticides, PCBs, carcinogens, and fracking effluvia, but water nonetheless.


No, it should be free of all of that, being 200km beneath our feet.  But you're right that it's unlikely to be potable anyways.

So all we have to do is figure out now is where it is, how to drill 200km down, and how to clean it.  Seems like an awfully expensive way to get a glass of water.
 
2014-03-12 04:26:02 PM  
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2014-03-12 04:30:51 PM  
Ringwoodite?  That's the best they could come up with? What about... Juicyrock.. MoistNuggets.. Magmaberries..
 
2014-03-12 04:39:38 PM  
"This sample really provides extremely strong confirmation that there are local wet spots

Something...something... your mom.
 
2014-03-12 04:55:03 PM  
The Earth always has the same amount of water, it's just a matter of whether or not it is conveniently located for whoever is looking for it..
 
2014-03-12 05:41:34 PM  

Calmamity: The Earth always has the same amount of water, it's just a matter of whether or not it is conveniently located for whoever is looking for it..


SO MUCH THIS!
 
2014-03-12 05:44:08 PM  

rkiller1: Calmamity: The Earth always has the same amount of water, it's just a matter of whether or not it is conveniently located for whoever is looking for it..

SO MUCH THIS!


Ummmm sort of.

Potable water is a different story.
 
2014-03-12 05:44:12 PM  

Calmamity: The Earth always has the same amount of water, it's just a matter of whether or not it is conveniently located for whoever is looking for it..


Meanwhile god punishes us by mixing oil with Canadian sand.
 
2014-03-12 05:44:42 PM  
I don't think there's a whole lot of concern that our world is going to be running out of water any time soon, being that it's 70% covered with it. Potable water, on the other hand...
 
2014-03-12 05:44:51 PM  
Problem is, we have to inject oil into the ground to bring it to the surface.
 
2014-03-12 05:45:03 PM  

unyon: So all we have to do is figure out now is where it is, how to drill 200km down, and how to clean it


It is tied up in actual mineral.  It is not free water.

You will need to do more than just 'clean it'.
 
2014-03-12 05:45:12 PM  

unyon: brap: Water teeming with pesticides, PCBs, carcinogens, and fracking effluvia, but water nonetheless.

No, it should be free of all of that, being 200km beneath our feet.  But you're right that it's unlikely to be potable anyways.

So all we have to do is figure out now is where it is, how to drill 200km down, and how to clean it.  Seems like an awfully expensive way to get a glass of water.


If we only had a way to remove salt from the sea water.  Lame-ass scientists!

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2014-03-12 05:45:22 PM  
The people in the centre of the earth will not be pleased if we take their water.
 
2014-03-12 05:45:26 PM  
In before "so that's where all the water from Noah's flood went"
 
2014-03-12 05:45:27 PM  
In some ways it is an ocean in Earth's interior, as visualised by Jules Verne... although not in the form of liquid water," Keppler said in a commentary also published by Nature.


ok i'll take your stupid bait, dr. brainpower.  well it damn sure isn't ice. if it isn't ice and not liquid water then it can't be water, dipshiat.
 
2014-03-12 05:46:17 PM  

69gnarkill69: unyon: brap: Water teeming with pesticides, PCBs, carcinogens, and fracking effluvia, but water nonetheless.

No, it should be free of all of that, being 200km beneath our feet.  But you're right that it's unlikely to be potable anyways.

So all we have to do is figure out now is where it is, how to drill 200km down, and how to clean it.  Seems like an awfully expensive way to get a glass of water.

If we only had a way to remove salt from the sea water.  Lame-ass scientists!


If we only had a cost effective way in doing so! Damn capitalists!
 
2014-03-12 05:46:32 PM  
I call dibs!
 
2014-03-12 05:48:03 PM  

scotchcrotch: Potable water is a different story


Not really.  Very little natural water is potable (mostly groundwater).  Water always has some other 'non-H2O' stuff in it.  It is just usually a treatment process step away from being safely drinkable
 
2014-03-12 05:48:44 PM  
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2014-03-12 05:49:06 PM  
But I like to think my long, hot, shower masturbation sessions where destroying the earth.
 
2014-03-12 05:49:24 PM  

rickythepenguin: well it damn sure isn't ice. if it isn't ice and not liquid water then it can't be water, dipshiat.


Look at my link above for a quick geology refresher.
 
2014-03-12 05:51:06 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: That's all well and good, BUT WHERE IS THE OIL


Floating on top of the water, of course.
 
2014-03-12 05:51:06 PM  

HeadLever: scotchcrotch: Potable water is a different story

Not really.  Very little natural water is potable (mostly groundwater).  Water always has some other 'non-H2O' stuff in it.  It is just usually a treatment process step away from being safely drinkable


Thank you, you got here before I could type essentially the same retort.
/The glass is half-full.
 
2014-03-12 05:51:29 PM  

scotchcrotch: 69gnarkill69: unyon: brap: Water teeming with pesticides, PCBs, carcinogens, and fracking effluvia, but water nonetheless.

No, it should be free of all of that, being 200km beneath our feet.  But you're right that it's unlikely to be potable anyways.

So all we have to do is figure out now is where it is, how to drill 200km down, and how to clean it.  Seems like an awfully expensive way to get a glass of water.

If we only had a way to remove salt from the sea water.  Lame-ass scientists!

If we only had a cost effective way in doing so! Damn capitalists!


Yeah, expensive water is stupid.

www.distillationstation.com
 
2014-03-12 05:52:08 PM  
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Also

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2014-03-12 05:52:51 PM  
Subby, I am disappoint.

The quote is "good news everyone".  Let's try a little harder next time.
 
2014-03-12 05:53:04 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: "This sample really provides extremely strong confirmation that there are local wet spots

Something...something... your mom.


Something... something... completed.
 
2014-03-12 05:53:11 PM  

FunkOut: The people in the centre of the earth will not be pleased if we take their water.


Yeah well fark the mole people! We can pay them in plastic beads and let them build casinos.
 
2014-03-12 05:54:57 PM  

groppet: Yeah well fark the mole people! We can pay them in plastic beads and let them build casinos.


That's exactly what aliens say about humans.
 
2014-03-12 05:55:18 PM  

syrynxx: Ringwoodite?  That's the best they could come up with? What about... Juicyrock.. MoistNuggets.. Magmaberries..


they haven't been able to get through the cosmiline layer of the crust to find any moistnugget yet.
 
2014-03-12 05:55:46 PM  
Wait... so if we start pulling all this water out of the Earth's mantle.... and then what? We use it, so it stays on the surface, leaves our cities, finds a river, and adds to the oceans.

And there's apparently more volume than all the oceans of this stuff? Is this such a good idea, pulling water out of the ground and leaving it on the surface? Our ancestors 500 years from now living on dwindling continents may not approve.

/cue all the fundies going "That's where Noah's flood went!"
 
2014-03-12 05:55:46 PM  
I just want everyone that lives downstream of Colorado to know... I pissed in your water.

//not even sorry.
 
2014-03-12 05:57:11 PM  

rickythepenguin: In some ways it is an ocean in Earth's interior, as visualised by Jules Verne... although not in the form of liquid water," Keppler said in a commentary also published by Nature.


ok i'll take your stupid bait, dr. brainpower.  well it damn sure isn't ice. if it isn't ice and not liquid water then it can't be water, dipshiat.


I've heard that there are several hypothesized phases of water other than those three. One I think was metallic and was far far colder than ice. Maybe another phase is what happens to water when under the pressure of 200km of rocks. Certainly it wouldn't be a normal liquid but the pressure would keep it from vaporizing. But it wouldn't be a plasma, I don't think it would be enough heat and pressure for that. A plastic semisolid, perhaps?
 
2014-03-12 05:58:11 PM  

brap: Water teeming with pesticides, PCBs, carcinogens, and fracking effluvia, but water nonetheless.


The majority of the earth's water has always been unsafe for human consumption.
 
2014-03-12 05:58:15 PM  

Calmamity: The Earth always has the same amount of water, it's just a matter of whether or not it is conveniently located for whoever is looking for it..


Practically speaking, yes. But technically speaking, no. The Earth is always accumulating mass from meteors n such, many of which have frozen water on them.
 
2014-03-12 05:58:55 PM  
Could happen
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2014-03-12 05:59:41 PM  

Calmamity: The Earth always has the same amount of water, it's just a matter of whether or not it is conveniently located for whoever is looking for it..


 Not entirely true. We get water and minerals delivered to us all the time in the form of meteors and other space junk. The water isn't too significant, at least not compared to the old days.
 
2014-03-12 05:59:44 PM  

unyon: brap: Water teeming with pesticides, PCBs, carcinogens, and fracking effluvia, but water nonetheless.

No, it should be free of all of that, being 200km beneath our feet.  But you're right that it's unlikely to be potable anyways.


It's not even liquid, if you RTFA
 
2014-03-12 06:00:48 PM  
I'd love to know how they determined that that tiny piece of ringwoodite actually came from within the Earth and that it didn't fall to Earth.
 
2014-03-12 06:02:04 PM  

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Now, count to potato.
 
2014-03-12 06:02:15 PM  

Ishkur: Wait... so if we start pulling all this water out of the Earth's mantle.... and then what? We use it, so it stays on the surface, leaves our cities, finds a river, and adds to the oceans.


Again, this is not free water but a hydrated form of the mineral. The ringwoodite is about 1.5 percent water, present not as a liquid but as hydroxide ions (oxygen and hydrogen molecules bound together).
 
2014-03-12 06:02:25 PM  

Ishkur: Our ancestors 500 years from now


err... descendants, rather.

/no coffee today
 
2014-03-12 06:03:02 PM  

69gnarkill69: scotchcrotch: 69gnarkill69: unyon: brap: Water teeming with pesticides, PCBs, carcinogens, and fracking effluvia, but water nonetheless.

No, it should be free of all of that, being 200km beneath our feet.  But you're right that it's unlikely to be potable anyways.

So all we have to do is figure out now is where it is, how to drill 200km down, and how to clean it.  Seems like an awfully expensive way to get a glass of water.

If we only had a way to remove salt from the sea water.  Lame-ass scientists!

If we only had a cost effective way in doing so! Damn capitalists!

Yeah, expensive water is stupid.

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http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/graphene-water-desalination-0702. ht ml
 
2014-03-12 06:03:59 PM  

rkiller1: Calmamity: The Earth always has the same amount of water, it's just a matter of whether or not it is conveniently located for whoever is looking for it..

SO MUCH THIS!


Don't solar winds blow away atmosphere into space? Also don't comets impact on Earth bringing water to Earth? Or might one hit somewhere in the sea and spray out water molecules? What about astronauts playing with water on the ISS? It seems clear to me that the amount of water on Earth is in a state of constant flux.
 
2014-03-12 06:04:20 PM  

Ishkur: The Earth is always accumulating mass from meteors n such, many of which have frozen water on them.


Except that the Earth is constantly losing mass, you're absolutely correct.
 
2014-03-12 06:05:09 PM  

ISO15693: It's not even liquid, if you RTFA


Read?  That would cut into my valuable righteous indignation time.
 
2014-03-12 06:06:36 PM  

Explodo: I'd love to know how they determined that that tiny piece of ringwoodite actually came from within the Earth and that it didn't fall to Earth.


It was found embedded a diamond.  Diamonds like this one don't come from meteorites.
 
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