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2014-03-20 12:52:57 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-20 12:53:59 AM

Polish Hussar: I'm calling it now, the object is going to turn out to be a streetlight adrift on the ocean.


These aren't the planes you're looking for.
 
2014-03-20 12:55:55 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.


Richard Quest is searching Central Park for the answers.
 
2014-03-20 12:56:11 AM

GungFu: 7 feet 2 inches. And he used to play basketball before he became a pilot. Never too old or too tall to follow your dreams, Roger.


My dad says he doesn't hustle enough.
 
2014-03-20 12:56:25 AM

NeuroticRocker: RosevilleDan: [momsgrilledcheesetruck.com image 220x230]

DaBris! DaBris!


Nice try, but we already had the circumcision thread today.
 
2014-03-20 12:58:40 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)?


It took a bit of math to figure it out, but based on the Wikipedia entry for Boeing 777s; the plane's wing would be 29m long. So if it is part of the plane, it could be a majority of 1 wing or part of the fuselage.
 
2014-03-20 01:01:21 AM
KIA:   Lenny_da_Hog:
You'd have to be pretty goddamned callous to not care about something that happened on the other side of the planet to people you don't know, especially when it doesn't affect you in any way whatsoever.

Yup.  I mean, it's not like 250,000 people were killed and twice that made homeless by a tsunami or anything.



Well, it doesn't affect me in any way whatsoever, but it's an interesting mystery, hence the reason for the daily threads.

As for Memeslave, why bother to post about a story that you don't care about?
 
2014-03-20 01:02:00 AM

GDubDub: One of my highschool-mates and 25 year friend flew P-3 Orions.

He always wanted to be a pilot.  Trouble is he is 6' 7".  Kind of limited his options.

/CSB


Ok
He flew P-3s
Always wanted to be pilot
Trouble is, he's 6'3
Limited options

So what? Cessnas aren't an option?
Kiddie helicopter rides are out?

Don't quite grasp the whole /CSB thingy you were going for
 
2014-03-20 01:05:42 AM
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2014-03-20 01:06:14 AM
If you were a pilot fighting a fire in your 777, and had the time to reprogram the FMS, why wouldn't you tell it to autoland at the nearest autoland airport? (What nearby airports that night were autoland?)
 
2014-03-20 01:13:23 AM
^
Don't worry! Dick Quest is all over that...
 
2014-03-20 01:14:04 AM
Why is this interrupting my coverage of the ObamaCare debacle?
 
2014-03-20 01:14:23 AM

BalugaJoe: 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.

Richard Quest is searching Central Park for the answers.


Did the Queen lose her wallet?
 
2014-03-20 01:22:05 AM
There is a lot of floating debris out there in the ocean.  It is a dumping ground.  So don't get your hopes up that any particular piece of debris is the flight.  Chances are some debris will wash ashore in Western Australia in a few months or years and that will confirm that it went into the water somewhere between Australia and South Africa.
 
2014-03-20 01:22:08 AM

Degenz: Why is this interrupting my coverage of the ObamaCare debacle?


Boeinghazi!!1!
 
2014-03-20 01:24:12 AM

non compos mentat: This was only a matter of time.

http://www.dose.ca/2014/03/19/courtney-loves-flight-mh370-discovery- sp arks-hilarious-memes-priceless-comeback-her


This one made me LOL:

cdn.newadnetwork.com
 
2014-03-20 01:24:44 AM
Richard Quest is a douche, but he's still better that 5 Sean Hannities and 3 Bill O'Reillies, combined.
 
2014-03-20 01:29:04 AM

Degenz: Richard Quest is a douche, but he's still better that 5 Sean Hannities and 3 Bill O'Reillies, combined.


True.

At least Quest knows what the hell he's talking about. Hannity and O'Reily just talk out of their ass.
 
2014-03-20 01:31:08 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: Families Of Missing Flight Passengers Just Hoping Media Gets Closure It Needs


I
 
2014-03-20 01:40:51 AM
...meant to say I love The Onion so hard.
 
2014-03-20 01:41:37 AM
The Malaysians aren't the ones producing any of this so there might be some truth to it after all.
At least a better chance of it being factual.
 
2014-03-20 01:49:33 AM

LessO2: Part of the reason why it took so long was because, I believe, the fuselage with the FDR was two miles below sea level.

Roosevelt was on the plane? Man, this story just keeps getting weirder.
 
2014-03-20 01:51:58 AM
They're saying if this is it, it might be in a garbage patch /gyre. What a horrible place for an investigation. And appropriate.
 
2014-03-20 01:52:52 AM

Theaetetus: NeuroticRocker: RosevilleDan: [momsgrilledcheesetruck.com image 220x230]

DaBris! DaBris!

Nice try, but we already had the circumcision thread today.


circumcision thread?  Is that so you can screw it back on?
 
2014-03-20 01:57:04 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)?

your mom's diaphram?
 
2014-03-20 01:58:37 AM
www.vitamin-ha.com
 
2014-03-20 02:13:26 AM

Redwing: 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.


Unthinking conversion of 2300 kilometers if anyone cares.
 
2014-03-20 02:31:33 AM

Chris Ween: I wonder why they never asked Antarctica to release its strategic radar records.


That would reveal the South Pole alien base that was responsible.
 
2014-03-20 02:42:37 AM
I hope the plane didn't hit a whale when it crashed into the ocean. Because that would be sad. Whales are magnificent, intelligent creatures, but still, they can't be expected to get out of the way when a Boeing 777 plunges out of the sky. It would happen too fast.
 
2014-03-20 02:44:17 AM

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.


This is nowhere near Thai radar range.
 
2014-03-20 02:45:26 AM

Ray44512: Chris Ween: I wonder why they never asked Antarctica to release its strategic radar records.

That would reveal the South Pole alien base that was responsible.


img.fark.net

Colonel O'Neill (with 2 L's!) unavailable for comment
 
2014-03-20 02:46:26 AM

C18H27NO3: The Malaysians aren't the ones producing any of this so there might be some truth to it after all.
At least a better chance of it being factual.


Yup, this is where the US NTSB told Australia to go look based on the satellite pings and some math on fuel range.
 
2014-03-20 02:49:52 AM
I bet it's a smegging garbage pod.
 
2014-03-20 02:56:23 AM
Fox misplaces Pacific Ocean, anoints Port Hedland (pop. 14,000) new Australian mega city.


i1126.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-20 03:00:30 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-20 03:01:15 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-20 03:08:16 AM
How can the Australians understand each other with their thick accents?
 
2014-03-20 03:11:12 AM

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


i.imgur.com
/although most of the rubber ducks you'll find in the open ocean are considerably smaller
 
2014-03-20 03:18:50 AM

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

[i.imgur.com image 640x360]
/although most of the rubber ducks you'll find in the open ocean are considerably smaller


Cargo containers. smaller debris pushed together when the picture was taken so it looks like a larger object, tsunami debris from 2011 or 2004, it could be anything.    Static pictures show a particular moment and the way the sunlight falls, the position of the debris together, and aquatic life or oil can all create the illusion of size and complexity.Tons and tons of material goes into the water and if it gets trapped in currents it can remain indefinitely so we don't know what is there until someone gets a good view. Remember the Chinese had a good image showing something and it disappeared by the time anyone searched there.
 
2014-03-20 03:21:38 AM
Did anyone check Google Earth?
 
2014-03-20 03:23:18 AM
The released satellite images are from several days ago.  They have higher resolution images, but are unable to release them at this time.
 
2014-03-20 03:31:16 AM
Not to be outdone: KL now to be found a bit further south.

i1126.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-20 04:12:28 AM
How CNN hopes this plays out.

* It's identified as 75% likely being an airplane wing tomorrow
* A ship arrives on site the next day....few hours of tension
* they find out it's a plane wing from a different airplane
* SEARCH BACK ON!!!!!
 
2014-03-20 04:19:51 AM

steerforth: Fox misplaces Pacific Ocean, anoints Port Hedland (pop. 14,000) new Australian mega city.


[i1126.photobucket.com image 600x336]


More like the Coral Sea has apparently made the Tasman Sea its biatch.
 
2014-03-20 04:42:10 AM
Those poor people. If any of them survived the crash anywhere near Australia, they were probably killed by sea snakes, great white sharks, poisonous ducks or some other deadly Aussie fauna.
 
2014-03-20 04:45:23 AM

maniacalclown: steerforth: Fox misplaces Pacific Ocean, anoints Port Hedland (pop. 14,000) new Australian mega city.


[i1126.photobucket.com image 600x336]

More like the Coral Sea has apparently made the Tasman Sea its biatch.


I'd bet on the Tasman to pour cold water on the Coral any day, but the water in that part of Australia is the Pacific Ocean. I'm about to go swimming in it.
 
2014-03-20 05:16:11 AM
www.flickfilosopher.com
 
2014-03-20 05:50:48 AM
The plane was probably found by analyzing US and Australian signals intelligence. They don't want the world to know how they know, so they tasked some satellites to find the wreckage.

Satellite photos released, search aircraft dispatched, plane found without revealing intelligence gathering capabilities.
 
2014-03-20 06:03:14 AM

RandomRandom: The plane was probably found by analyzing US and Australian signals intelligence. They don't want the world to know how they know, so they tasked some satellites to find the wreckage.

Satellite photos released, search aircraft dispatched, plane found without revealing intelligence gathering capabilities.


except the search aircraft say they can't see well due to weather conditions
 
2014-03-20 06:11:52 AM
NBC news: "10 minutes ago we heard from Australian officials who cautioned us - this may not be the plane, as of now we only know we have some debris, we don't know what it is yet."
 
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