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(Chron)   Back to the drawing board: No debris found at location indicated by Chinese satellite. Langoliers now favored theory   (chron.com) divider line 95
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2014-03-13 06:33:18 AM  
Any follow-up on the oil worker's report?
 
2014-03-13 06:36:25 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-13 06:37:13 AM  
At this point, I'm just waiting for Kris Kristofferson or Cheryl Ladd to get involved.
 
2014-03-13 06:41:53 AM  
There was a bit on CNN that said the engins send back bursts of data and it looks like it flew around for four more hours after the transponder went dead. But that's now been debunked.

/this is actually beginning to be a little bit creepy.
 
2014-03-13 06:43:46 AM  
What a farked-up headline on that article!
 
2014-03-13 06:44:41 AM  
Asian radar: Too drunk to fark.

/A rift in the space-time continuum?
//LOST?
///Polar bears with antlers?
 
2014-03-13 06:44:58 AM  
31.media.tumblr.com

Well done subby.

I had forgotten about these nasty things.
 
2014-03-13 06:45:12 AM  
I'm going with They hit a cloaked Klingon warbird in my pool.
 
2014-03-13 06:45:16 AM  
I don't know boo about aircraft, so this is a serious question (to me):

Is there nothing on board that 'phones home'? Even in the event of a water crash?

It just strikes me as very odd that a plane could vanish into thin air (or water).
 
2014-03-13 06:46:16 AM  
Oh sure, subby. Bring up Langoliers when the temp is again sub-zero and I'm stuck inside being lazy and wasting time.

/hides under bed
 
2014-03-13 06:46:24 AM  

bubbadave1056: What a farked-up headline on that article!


Journamalism!
 
2014-03-13 06:46:26 AM  

bubbadave1056: What a farked-up headline on that article!


I know! Worst yet, and maybe I'm reading it wrong, but did TFA actually say the debris was something else?

Cause all I'm seeing is a minor report on the engines not sending data or something.
 
2014-03-13 06:46:32 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com

/obscure?
 
2014-03-13 06:47:37 AM  

Natsumi: There was a bit on CNN that said the engins send back bursts of data and it looks like it flew around for four more hours after the transponder went dead. But that's now been debunked.


CNN got ahead of the story and ran with ill-sourced rumors? I'm shocked!
 
2014-03-13 06:53:15 AM  
What the heck? As one who is afraid to fly and forced to fly across the Atlantic, I need to keep track of all the possible fates.

I am still hoping for the elaborate flown to secret airstrip, passengers offloaded, device onloaded, terrorist plot thing.
 
2014-03-13 06:59:02 AM  
Are we sure the plane actually took off?

/running out of options.
 
2014-03-13 06:59:25 AM  

Decados: At this point, I'm just waiting for Kris Kristofferson or Cheryl Ladd to get involved.


Any excuse...

25.media.tumblr.com

I'm still going with a Twilight Zone Reboot.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-03-13 06:59:44 AM  
"Eaten by bad CGI effects" is a theory I can buy...
 
2014-03-13 07:00:25 AM  
http://www.eia.gov/countries/regions-topics.cfm?fips=wotc&trk=p3

According to this website the Strait of Malacca is a very important choke point in oil tanker traffic--1 mile wide at points. And infested with pirates.

I'm wondering if the plane was hijacked and was headed for a targeted oil tanker. Lots of people dead, enormous explosion and fire, huge environmental damage, and closure of one of the busiest oil trade routes in the world.
 
2014-03-13 07:00:42 AM  
Sarah Palin predicted this in 2008, and everyone laughed at her.

Palin/Jesus 2016
 
2014-03-13 07:00:44 AM  
Dude, it's the Bermuda Triangle. It hungers.
 
2014-03-13 07:01:30 AM  

Natsumi: There was a bit on CNN that said the engins send back bursts of data and it looks like it flew around for four more hours after the transponder went dead. But that's now been debunked.


I can't find where that story has been debunked.

Here a 3 hour old story from the Wall Street Journal:  http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304914904579434653 903086282?mg=reno64-wsj
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-03-13 07:02:46 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Cheryl Ladd


Well, to be a bit tangential, the first early dirty thought I can remember involves me thinking "please drop the towel" and Heather Thomas' famous poster...

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-13 07:03:15 AM  
What do you suppose the Chinese would do if a plane with no comms and no squawk overflew Hainan Island?

Hint: April 2001
 
2014-03-13 07:05:07 AM  
Was it one of those high-powered assault chainsaws? The citizens themselves should be allowed to carry chainsaws for protection against criminal types.

fandomania.com

"Groovy!"
 
2014-03-13 07:07:54 AM  

offmymeds: Was it one of those high-powered assault chainsaws? The citizens themselves should be allowed to carry chainsaws for protection against criminal types.

[fandomania.com image 350x250]

"Groovy!"


Wrong thread and yet somehow, it fits here.
 
2014-03-13 07:08:35 AM  

shift_DAWG: What do you suppose the Chinese would do if a plane with no comms and no squawk overflew Hainan Island?

Hint: April 2001


That was my original thought. There are so many parties in that area that are pissed off and threatened by other nations in that area. China should suffer if they created the environment then shot down an airliner because they thought it was a strategic nuclear bomber ordered in by the Sultan of Bahrain. They won't suffer but they should.
 
2014-03-13 07:11:34 AM  

Natsumi: There was a bit on CNN that said the engins send back bursts of data and it looks like it flew around for four more hours after the transponder went dead. But that's now been debunked.

/this is actually beginning to be a little bit creepy.


pretty sure we are past creepy.,...
 
2014-03-13 07:13:00 AM  

xmasbaby: Natsumi: There was a bit on CNN that said the engins send back bursts of data and it looks like it flew around for four more hours after the transponder went dead. But that's now been debunked.

I can't find where that story has been debunked.

Here a 3 hour old story from the Wall Street Journal:  http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304914904579434653 903086282?mg=reno64-wsj


http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/13/world/asia/malaysia-airlines-plane/ind ex .html?hpt=hp_t1
 
2014-03-13 07:13:07 AM  
Were they SCARING THE LITTLE GIRL?!

/poor Balki
 
2014-03-13 07:15:39 AM  
It was my original thought, too (flight plan called to pass just a smidge west of Hainan). Then as time passed and the turnabout theory came about, and the door sighting, and the oil slicks, and now the "satellite imagery" - all discounted within 24 hours of release - I can't help but readopt the Hainan theory. Esp. given the engine data and the still-ringing cell phones.
 
2014-03-13 07:21:45 AM  

shift_DAWG: I can't help but readopt the Hainan theory. Esp. given the engine data and the still-ringing cell phones.


I can turn my phone off, call it, and I will get a ring.

Also, I think it should be pronounced "Lang-oh-lee-ays".  Because Balki.
 
2014-03-13 07:23:12 AM  
The CIA is still trying to figure out how to make this look like an accident before they "locate" the plane somewhere on Mt. Everest.
 
2014-03-13 07:27:44 AM  
Serious question for people in the know:

It's the year 2014.  We have satellites, GPS, etc.

How the hell can a plane just disappear?  You can apparently track most cell phones to a very small radius with GPS.  Is there any good reason why we DON'T know where a commercial aircraft is at all times?
 
2014-03-13 07:28:40 AM  

phenn: offmymeds: Was it one of those high-powered assault chainsaws? The citizens themselves should be allowed to carry chainsaws for protection against criminal types.

[fandomania.com image 350x250]

"Groovy!"

Wrong thread and yet somehow, it fits here.


Ooops! Godammit...
 
2014-03-13 07:30:04 AM  

d23: OtherLittleGuy: Cheryl Ladd

Well, to be a bit tangential, the first early dirty thought I can remember involves me thinking "please drop the towel" and Heather Thomas' famous poster...

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 754x1164]


Wow, there's a flashback.  I remember thinking her boobs were really far apart during the intro to The Fall Guy.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-03-13 07:31:20 AM  

brobdiggy: Serious question for people in the know:

It's the year 2014.  We have satellites, GPS, etc.

How the hell can a plane just disappear?  You can apparently track most cell phones to a very small radius with GPS.  Is there any good reason why we DON'T know where a commercial aircraft is at all times?


Other people can chime in, but I think a major reason there is a problem is because the plane lots it's transponder.  Also remember that GPS is not really a "two way" system.  A GPS unit can tell you where you are, but it doesn't feed back information to the GPS satellites.  There has to be some sort of
communication in place (like a network connection) to feed back that info for a 3rd party to know where you are.
 
2014-03-13 07:31:21 AM  
The current theory on the DM is that it was hijacked and hidden to be used for nefarious purposes. OMFG Terrists!
This makes as much sense as anything else.
Has anyone asked Snowden what he thinks?
 
2014-03-13 07:31:31 AM  

brobdiggy: Serious question for people in the know:

It's the year 2014.  We have satellites, GPS, etc.

How the hell can a plane just disappear?  You can apparently track most cell phones to a very small radius with GPS.  Is there any good reason why we DON'T know where a commercial aircraft is at all times?


Cell phone tracking only works if the phone is on and within range of a tower.
 
2014-03-13 07:32:14 AM  

brobdiggy: Serious question for people in the know:

It's the year 2014.  We have satellites, GPS, etc.

How the hell can a plane just disappear?  You can apparently track most cell phones to a very small radius with GPS.  Is there any good reason why we DON'T know where a commercial aircraft is at all times?


It may that some government doesn't want it found. If the Chinese or Vietnam or some other country shot it down because the transponder had been switched off and flight path altered--although those wouldn't necessarily have to occur to result in a shootdown--then those countries wouldn't be too eager to have the wreckage found. Deniability.
 
2014-03-13 07:33:16 AM  

brobdiggy: How the hell can a plane just disappear?


Wired can help you understand...
 
2014-03-13 07:33:30 AM  
media.mcclatchydc.com
Somebody better find them quick, God's arms are getting tired.
 
2014-03-13 07:34:23 AM  

wxboy: brobdiggy: Serious question for people in the know:

It's the year 2014.  We have satellites, GPS, etc.

How the hell can a plane just disappear?  You can apparently track most cell phones to a very small radius with GPS.  Is there any good reason why we DON'T know where a commercial aircraft is at all times?

Cell phone tracking only works if the phone is on and within range of a tower.


I;m waiting for some cell provider to use this to their advantage.
 
2014-03-13 07:35:47 AM  

shift_DAWG: What do you suppose the Chinese would do if a plane with no comms and no squawk overflew Hainan Island?


The Chinese are not the only ones keeping a close eye on the airspace over the Hainan Islands. It seems very unlikely that anybody could shoot down a huge airliner there without everybody else knowing about it.
 
2014-03-13 07:38:20 AM  

Dansker: shift_DAWG: What do you suppose the Chinese would do if a plane with no comms and no squawk overflew Hainan Island?

The Chinese are not the only ones keeping a close eye on the airspace over the Hainan Islands. It seems very unlikely that anybody could shoot down a huge airliner there without everybody else knowing about it.


Perhaps the pilot was paid huge sums of money to steal the plane and sell the passengers as sex slaves.
 
2014-03-13 07:38:51 AM  

d23: OtherLittleGuy: Cheryl Ladd

Well, to be a bit tangential, the first early dirty thought I can remember involves me thinking "please drop the towel" and Heather Thomas' famous poster...

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 754x1164]




encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2014-03-13 07:39:37 AM  
Damnit!

www.posters57.com
 
2014-03-13 07:45:05 AM  

ChrisDe: [media.mcclatchydc.com image 600x435]
Somebody better find them quick, God's arms are getting tired.


I can't think of anything that would cause extreme anxiety as to be told "They're in God's hands now."
 
2014-03-13 07:45:11 AM  
There is some military grade bullshiat going down in the press right now.  We'll never know what happened for sure.

Which means, yeah, it was shot down.
 
2014-03-13 07:46:47 AM  

brobdiggy: Serious question for people in the know:

It's the year 2014.  We have satellites, GPS, etc.

How the hell can a plane just disappear?  You can apparently track most cell phones to a very small radius with GPS.  Is there any good reason why we DON'T know where a commercial aircraft is at all times?


You need to have contact with the phone to get it's gps coordinates. Same goes for planes.
 
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