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2014-03-19 11:57:05 PM  
Australia, Australia, Australia, Australia, we love you amen!
 
2014-03-19 11:57:15 PM  

texdent: If the Aussies found it, the culprit was a flying kangaroo?


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It's Captain Kangaroo to you.
 
2014-03-19 11:57:31 PM  

Callous: Of coarse it's the always in the last place you look.  You don't keep looking for it after you find it.


Speak for yourself, you slacker. The rest of us keep looking. You'd be amazed at the stuff we find when we keep looking. That's how that guy found the Faberge egg.
 
2014-03-19 11:57:41 PM  

The Bestest: why did CNN just break into their own CNN Int'l coverage to interject their own useless fourth-hand reporting?


It was bad enough that they spent several minutes talking to Richard Quest by phone while they set up a camera for him.  You'd think they'd have something available faster.
 
2014-03-20 12:01:40 AM  

RoyBatty: Australia, Australia, Australia, Australia, we love you amen!


Crack two!
 
2014-03-20 12:04:05 AM  

The Bestest: why did CNN just break into their own CNN Int'l coverage to interject their own useless fourth-hand reporting?


Not only that, apparently the international feed got switched over to the US feed as well.

I'd ask why, but this is CNN we're talking about.
 
2014-03-20 12:04:32 AM  
It's worth noting that even if this turns out to be MH370 debris that they find, they'll have to do a reverse trajectory based on currents and wind/wave drift to get an area to look for the main debris like the black boxes.  And it still might take a long time to find those, if it happens at all (remember AF447 took 2 years to recover the black boxes).
 
2014-03-20 12:06:16 AM  
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2014-03-20 12:06:49 AM  
I hope it's the plane. And I hope it wasn't a terrorist attack with a butthole bomb, otherwise going through security for my flights next month are going to be real awkward.
 
2014-03-20 12:08:40 AM  
Damn, they pulled the Silver Fox himself out of bed for this.
 
2014-03-20 12:10:04 AM  
Maybe it's time to re-think the whole "Pilot and/or crew able to turn off location-tracking signal generating devices" thing..

Seriously... Had every plane been configured since 9/11 with imbedded satellite uplink geolocation stuff, this would have been a non-issue to locate.  The engines are doing it now... Why is is so hard to add on a simple GPS chip that virtually every smartphone has on it and encode that data with the other telemetry that's being sent up already?
 
2014-03-20 12:10:21 AM  

Mr_Crink: So famed aeronautical engineer Courtney Love's theory was right after all? They found Oil and Plane?


They only have a roundabout location of a couple items that may be from ML370, they're not even sure yet.  And while they have located oil slicks, none of them contained jet fuel.  The article out front should have told you.
 
2014-03-20 12:11:44 AM  

Callous: CNN graphic is showing the area 1429 miles west, south-west of Perth, Australia.  Australian Air Force sending planes for closer inspection of objects seen floating.


Rather specific distance.
 
2014-03-20 12:12:16 AM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: Mr_Crink: So famed aeronautical engineer Courtney Love's theory was right after all? They found Oil and Plane?

They only have a roundabout location of a couple items that may be from ML370, they're not even sure yet.  And while they have located oil slicks, none of them contained jet fuel.  The article out front should have told you.


MH370, not ML370, sorry.
 
2014-03-20 12:12:28 AM  

wxboy: It's worth noting that even if this turns out to be MH370 debris that they find, they'll have to do a reverse trajectory based on currents and wind/wave drift to get an area to look for the main debris like the black boxes.  And it still might take a long time to find those, if it happens at all (remember AF447 took 2 years to recover the black boxes).


Part of the reason why it took so long was because, I believe, the fuselage with the FDR was two miles below sea level.

No idea how deep Indian Ocean is around Australia, but if it's more shallow, might be easier.
 
2014-03-20 12:13:19 AM  

wxboy: The Bestest: why did CNN just break into their own CNN Int'l coverage to interject their own useless fourth-hand reporting?

It was bad enough that they spent several minutes talking to Richard Quest by phone while they set up a camera for him.  You'd think they'd have something available faster.


Dick Quest is scary. They used the phone as long as possible, I'm sure.
 
2014-03-20 12:13:43 AM  
Good News: Plane Found.
Bad News: There's a Black Hole off the coast of Australia that even Courtney Love couldn't spot.
 
2014-03-20 12:15:41 AM  
I just want to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you.
 
2014-03-20 12:16:16 AM  

LessO2: wxboy: It's worth noting that even if this turns out to be MH370 debris that they find, they'll have to do a reverse trajectory based on currents and wind/wave drift to get an area to look for the main debris like the black boxes.  And it still might take a long time to find those, if it happens at all (remember AF447 took 2 years to recover the black boxes).

Part of the reason why it took so long was because, I believe, the fuselage with the FDR was two miles below sea level.

No idea how deep Indian Ocean is around Australia, but if it's more shallow, might be easier.


According to Google Earth, the depths in this part of the Indian Ocean look to be about in that same range.
 
2014-03-20 12:17:06 AM  
CNN with new speculation on what might have happened to MH370.

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2014-03-20 12:17:42 AM  

LessO2: No idea how deep Indian Ocean is around Australia, but if it's more shallow, might be easier.


Eyballing the area in question in Google Earth, not by much.

AF447 was at a depth of about 12,500 ft.
The area in the CNN graphic is about 12,200
 
2014-03-20 12:17:45 AM  
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2014-03-20 12:17:49 AM  

wxboy: LessO2: wxboy: It's worth noting that even if this turns out to be MH370 debris that they find, they'll have to do a reverse trajectory based on currents and wind/wave drift to get an area to look for the main debris like the black boxes.  And it still might take a long time to find those, if it happens at all (remember AF447 took 2 years to recover the black boxes).

Part of the reason why it took so long was because, I believe, the fuselage with the FDR was two miles below sea level.

No idea how deep Indian Ocean is around Australia, but if it's more shallow, might be easier.

According to Google Earth, the depths in this part of the Indian Ocean look to be about in that same range.



Crap.
 
2014-03-20 12:18:09 AM  
A missing airplane? What is it?
 
2014-03-20 12:18:47 AM  

LessO2: [img.fark.net image 401x414]


I still say the castaways should have killed Gilligan.
 
2014-03-20 12:19:19 AM  

Mrtraveler01: The Bestest: why did CNN just break into their own CNN Int'l coverage to interject their own useless fourth-hand reporting?

Not only that, apparently the international feed got switched over to the US feed as well.

I'd ask why, but this is CNN we're talking about.


And they keep wondering how it got all the way to the Mediterranean undetected, because Hitler would never have allowed that.
 
2014-03-20 12:19:36 AM  
I never really REALLY understood how useful stills from the movie Airplane! were until this plane went missing.
 
2014-03-20 12:20:14 AM  

Nadie_AZ: A missing airplane? What is it?


An airplane that isn't where it is supposed to be, and no one knows where it is. But that isn't important right now.
 
2014-03-20 12:20:55 AM  

Callous: sanriosucks: Planes are always found in the last place you look.

Especially if the last place you look is the first place you look after having access to Thai radar data that tracked the plane to that place.

Of coarse it's the always in the last place you look.  You don't keep looking for it after you find it.


*one handed clap*
 
2014-03-20 12:21:25 AM  

Nadie_AZ: A missing airplane? What is it?


It's a heavier than air flying vehicle with fixed wings.  But, that isn't important right now.
 
2014-03-20 12:24:55 AM  
Well wherever it is, I hope they keep combing the desert. I wonder how that is going?
 
2014-03-20 12:26:24 AM  
it's serious y'all, royal crotch sniffer and Central Park tweaker Richard Quest is back live with Anderson, and Anderson is wearing Prada.
 
2014-03-20 12:26:33 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Well wherever it is, I hope they keep combing the desert. I wonder how that is going?


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2014-03-20 12:31:09 AM  
Let me know when there's no question marks after the word found.
 
2014-03-20 12:31:41 AM  
Maybe they actually found that woman who was trying to fly around the world. You know, Marie Curie
 
2014-03-20 12:38:51 AM  

stickandmove: Maybe they actually found that woman who was trying to fly around the world. You know, Marie Curie


You're thinking of Jane Fonda.
 
2014-03-20 12:39:24 AM  
Press conference guy says the largest object on the sat images is estimated at 24 m in size, so I'd have to imagine that shouldn't be nearly as hard to spot from the air as, say, a seat cushion or airplane door.

What other kinds of things could be 24 m large and floating in the ocean (aside from a boat)?
 
2014-03-20 12:40:16 AM  

wxboy: Press conference guy says the largest object on the sat images is estimated at 24 m in size, so I'd have to imagine that shouldn't be nearly as hard to spot from the air as, say, a seat cushion or airplane door.

What other kinds of things could be 24 m large and floating in the ocean (aside from a boat)?


Churches! Churches!
 
2014-03-20 12:40:17 AM  
"an aircraft will find an object if it is findable..."   -  Australian guy
 
2014-03-20 12:40:18 AM  
.. And they got nothing
 
2014-03-20 12:40:44 AM  

Nadie_AZ: A missing airplane? What is it?


Oh, it's a big pretty white plane with red stripes, curtains in the windows and wheels and it looks like a big Tylenol, but that's not important right now.
 
2014-03-20 12:41:26 AM  
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2014-03-20 12:43:21 AM  

wxboy: What other kinds of things could be 24 m large and floating in the ocean (aside from a boat)?


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2014-03-20 12:45:11 AM  
Wanebo: 

Thanks for the you-know-what!

(Don't want to say it out loud, or everyone will expect it of you.)
 
2014-03-20 12:46:30 AM  
Street lamp.
 
2014-03-20 12:46:57 AM  
Australian Marine Safety Authority press conference about to end on CNN.

Alright boys.  Let's get some pictures....

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2014-03-20 12:49:46 AM  
Press conference over.  Time for the reporters to find a microphone.

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2014-03-20 12:51:55 AM  

wxboy: What other kinds of things could be 24 m large and floating in the ocean (aside from a boat)?


Shipping container.

/All is Lost is awesome
//I bet it's the plane
///remote takeover will eventually become the discussion
 
2014-03-20 12:52:30 AM  
Yeah. Leave it too the white folks to find yo plane y'all
 
2014-03-20 12:52:39 AM  
I haven't felt this awful since we saw that Ronald Reagan film.
 
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