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(Time)   Last weekend: "One ping, one ping only." Mid-week: "We have multiple pings." Today: "Um...anyone heard anything recently? No? Oh well...I think we're going to be out here for a long time"   (time.com) divider line 56
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2014-04-12 10:41:00 AM  
I read that it only had a 30 day battery life. So yeah, good luck guys.
 
2014-04-12 11:30:05 AM  
Admit it, guys - you don't know Jack Schitt.  You narrowed it down to 600 km2 - looking for a 747 in an area the size of Chicago - and you still haven't got dick.
 
2014-04-12 11:47:33 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Admit it, guys - you don't know Jack Schitt.  You narrowed it down to 600 km2 - looking for a 747 in an area the size of Chicago - and you still haven't got dick.


I think they actually have it narrowed down to a few square miles.

However, the source could actually be a lair of underwater aliens. When we discover their hidden civilization, they will come up to the surface and enslave us. We will wish no one ever began the search for that damn plane.
 
2014-04-12 11:48:06 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Admit it, guys - you don't know Jack Schitt.  You narrowed it down to 600 km2 - looking for a 747 in an area the size of Chicago - and you still haven't got dick.


Go find it then. You seem to be all knowing.
 
2014-04-12 11:48:13 AM  
Hmm... that would make a great sci fi novel.
 
2014-04-12 11:50:06 AM  
Are people still paying attention to this?  Until I see a headline that the plane is actually found - that they actually have definitive evidence of where exactly it is, I'm just going to keep tuning out.
 
2014-04-12 11:50:16 AM  
I think we can blame Obama for the loss of pings. I bet he swam to the bottom of the ocean to turn off the black box signal when other countries were closing in. What are you hiding Barry?
 
2014-04-12 11:51:43 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I read that it only had a 30 day battery life. So yeah, good luck guys.


The minimum standard is 30 days. There was a  found  plane in Brazil after something like two years because it was still giving off weak signals
 
2014-04-12 11:52:49 AM  
I wonder if they set it down whole like that guy did in the hudson and it just sank like that with everyone in it.  I mean, if it otherwise plowed into the ocean it would have likely broke into a million pieces and something would be floating.
 
2014-04-12 11:52:53 AM  

gfid: Are people still paying attention to this?  Until I see a headline that the plane is actually found - that they actually have definitive evidence of where exactly it is, I'm just going to keep tuning out.


CNN is still 24/7 plane coverage.. I heard they signed up for a second season at this point.
 
2014-04-12 11:53:19 AM  

MNguy: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I read that it only had a 30 day battery life. So yeah, good luck guys.

The minimum standard is 30 days. There was a  found  plane in Brazil after something like two years because it was still giving off weak signals


But it was a found plane. So that's different. We're looking for a lost plane. ;)
 
2014-04-12 11:55:16 AM  
They did find pings, they're just weak and fading, and it's deeper than where the Air France flight was found I think. They knew where that crashed and it still took two years to find the box.
 
2014-04-12 11:57:09 AM  
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-04-12 12:01:01 PM  

abhorrent1: I wonder if they set it down whole like that guy did in the hudson and it just sank like that with everyone in it.  I mean, if it otherwise plowed into the ocean it would have likely broke into a million pieces and something would be floating.


Big ocean, rough waters, currents, looking for pieces from freaking air craft, etc etc.
 
2014-04-12 12:05:32 PM  
They find the plane yet?
 
2014-04-12 12:05:51 PM  

DubyaHater: I think we can blame Obama for the loss of pings. I bet he swam to the bottom of the ocean to turn off the black box signal when other countries were closing in. What are you hiding Barry?


You are obviously a racist.
 
2014-04-12 12:15:18 PM  
media.economist.com
 
2014-04-12 12:18:43 PM  
TFA: Up to 10 planes and 14 ships were searching Saturday.

I'm not sure flying planes 15,000ft under the ocean will be effective ...
 
2014-04-12 12:18:44 PM  

Soonerpsycho: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 347x475]


That would be pretty amazing.

Although its been a month so they'd probably have eaten each other.
 
2014-04-12 12:21:33 PM  
I would have liked to have seen Montana.
 
2014-04-12 12:22:00 PM  
They got lucky to even hear the pinger. They have the haystack and now they can look for the needle.
 
2014-04-12 12:23:17 PM  
The plane was shot down while headed straight for Diego Garcia. As a courtesy, we picked up the debris, including the bodies and black boxes. The data on the black boxes has "corrected". We will dump them and allow someone else to find them in a more politically correct spot. What they have been picking up is a decoy.
 
2014-04-12 12:25:56 PM  
I know it's near-hopeless getting a fark commenter to educate him/herself, but here are some links to consider.

Anyone ever read this document?
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430/northwoods.pdf
that was reported by
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92662&page=1&singlePage=true
page 12, number 6 is where the similarities start to get interesting. It seems as if a few of these ideas were still on the table.
And why wasn't this immediately linked to the missing Malaysian flight?
http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/24/world/europe/summit-plane-intercept/
which happened during
https://www.nss2014.com/en

They didn't even get to use their little patsy iranians.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/missing-jet-passenger-with-fake-pas sp ort-was-iranian-2014-03-11

Be thankful that some group is looking out for us.

Now that this plan is dead in the water, watch it drift from the news.
 
2014-04-12 12:26:06 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I read that it only had a 30 day battery life. So yeah, good luck guys.


Thats what they tell everyone to prevent being sued.  In most cases they last much much longer.
 
2014-04-12 12:30:42 PM  
Okay, look.... I know it'll help the family if they can possibly recover bodies, or at least get he black box and know for sure what has happened.... but....at this point are the millions spent searching for this plane even worth it? When does it get to the point where it is called off? Ever?
 
2014-04-12 12:33:14 PM  

Proximuscentauri: I know it's near-hopeless getting a fark commenter to educate him/herself, but here are some links to consider.

Anyone ever read this document?
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430/northwoods.pdf
that was reported by
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92662&page=1&singlePage=true
page 12, number 6 is where the similarities start to get interesting. It seems as if a few of these ideas were still on the table.
And why wasn't this immediately linked to the missing Malaysian flight?
http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/24/world/europe/summit-plane-intercept/
which happened during
https://www.nss2014.com/en

They didn't even get to use their little patsy iranians.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/missing-jet-passenger-with-fake-pas sp ort-was-iranian-2014-03-11

Be thankful that some group is looking out for us.

Now that this plan is dead in the water, watch it drift from the news.


study it out, sheeple.

also, when is enough, enough? i can only imagine this is becoming a terrible strain on resources for everyone involved.
 
2014-04-12 12:35:07 PM  
Me Chinese,
Me Play Joke
Me Stop Pings,
No More Hoax.
 
2014-04-12 12:35:33 PM  
Man, just write the damned plane, crew, and passengers off, and move on. Put the billion dollars or whatever they might end up spending into urban renewal, or earthquake prep, or something else useful. Tell the Chinese to grow a pair and GTFO.
 
2014-04-12 12:37:54 PM  
Just write it off
 
2014-04-12 12:40:16 PM  
I feel bad for the businessman who told his wife he'd be on that flight and now has to live at his girlfriend's house
 
2014-04-12 12:41:04 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: They got lucky to even hear the pinger. They have the haystack and now they can look for the needle.


This.

Pretty sure all those 24/7 reports (Thanks, CNN!) have insistently hammered the idea of those black box batteries only lasting 30-ish days, if fully charged.

The comment about the flight in Brazil... how much debris was there to help find it? How many thousands of feet of ocean was it buried under?

Air France 447's black boxes were not recovered from the sea floor for two years (and they had a much better idea where those were!), even though most of the wreckage was recovered within 5 days--but that was because the flight was discovered to be missing while still in the air (it had failed to contact Senegal), and the search began immediately.

MH370 was not discovered (or announced--either way, it's gross negligence and incompetence by Malaysia) to be missing until after it did not arrive in Beijing, and even alleged 'blips' on radars showing the flight where it should not have been never clued anyone in until days after the fact that something was not right aboard this plane. Malaysia and a few other countries farked this up royally--both Brazil (originating) and France (destination, country of ownership) were all over 447 within an hour after it was discovered to be missing--Malaysia (originating, country of ownership) and China (destination, country with most passengers) should have been as well with 370. Malaysia shouldn't be allowed near an airline, radar, or air traffic control center ever again. Christ on a bike.
 
2014-04-12 12:42:49 PM  

WTFDYW: Benevolent Misanthrope: Admit it, guys - you don't know Jack Schitt.  You narrowed it down to 600 km2 - looking for a 747 in an area the size of Chicago - and you still haven't got dick.

Go find it then. You seem to be all knowing.


It's not my job, nor am I qualified to do underwater searches.

I am, however, qualified to say, "STFU until you know something more, assholes."  I'm not against the search efforts.  I'm against a daily highly qualified statement saying, in essence, "We may know approximately where the plane may possibly be, but we aren't letting that information out yet until we are completely certain."

Fine.  You don't know.  Still looking.  Stop milking the news cycles.
 
2014-04-12 12:52:38 PM  
That won't cut it

mii.ping.com
 
2014-04-12 01:04:42 PM  
So you're saying we are waiting for...one ping only?
 
2014-04-12 01:22:07 PM  
To hell with pings, at this point they could probably find it by the pong alone.
 
2014-04-12 01:31:21 PM  

InternetSecurityGuard: What they have been picking up is a decoy.


indeed, it is just Bill O'Reilly going "ping ping ping ping ping..."

/could not find animated gif of such
 
2014-04-12 02:23:01 PM  

Proximuscentauri: I know it's near-hopeless getting a fark commenter to educate him/herself, but here are some links to consider.

Anyone ever read this document?
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/news/20010430/northwoods.pdf
that was reported by
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92662&page=1&singlePage=true
page 12, number 6 is where the similarities start to get interesting. It seems as if a few of these ideas were still on the table.
And why wasn't this immediately linked to the missing Malaysian flight?
http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/24/world/europe/summit-plane-intercept/
which happened during
https://www.nss2014.com/en

They didn't even get to use their little patsy iranians.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/missing-jet-passenger-with-fake-pas sp ort-was-iranian-2014-03-11

Be thankful that some group is looking out for us.

Now that this plan is dead in the water, watch it drift from the news.


Pretty much.  Thankfully, the Dutch Air Force wasn't part of the puppet show.
 
2014-04-12 02:23:09 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Admit it, guys - you don't know Jack Schitt.  You narrowed it down to 600 km2 - looking for a 747 777 in an area the size of Chicago - and you still haven't got dick.


FTFY
 
2014-04-12 02:28:27 PM  

marius2: Okay, look.... I know it'll help the family if they can possibly recover bodies, or at least get he black box and know for sure what has happened.... but....at this point are the millions spent searching for this plane even worth it? When does it get to the point where it is called off? Ever?


No. Considering the number of people and the value of cargo that flies daily, we need to know definitively why this plane left the sky.

/loose nut on the engine or a loose nut behind the yoke
 
2014-04-12 02:29:21 PM  
Good news for CNN. They can continue their vacation.

/ Crash News Network, all about one crashed plane, all the time!
 
2014-04-12 02:30:34 PM  
The plane is not in the ocean.
It is in a Hangar. Perhaps in North Korea.

The transponder was turned off. It's a conspiracy I tell you. The pilots are the key.
 
2014-04-12 04:03:30 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I read that it only had a 30 day battery life. So yeah, good luck guys.


Exactly and isn't the area like a mile or more deeper than other previously crashed airliners? Almost like the pilot ot whoever crashed it wanted to make sure there was no way in hell it could be recovered.

//Friend of mine's father is a pilot in SE Asia and he was saying the most likely scenario is one of the pilots had a gambling debt and he crashed the plan so the mafia gets his insurance and doesn't kill is family.
 
2014-04-12 04:50:53 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: They got lucky to even hear the pinger. They have the haystack and now they can look for the needle.


Yes, definitely. It's hard to believe that they're not at least in the general area of the plane at this point. But finding it and then retrieving anything from it (black boxes, bodies, their belongings) is going to be extremely difficult if not impossible.
 
2014-04-12 04:54:01 PM  
CNN Breaking News - After 800 hours of non-stop breaking news, we're right back where we started.

Ted Turner would biatch-slap everyone in the building.
 
2014-04-12 05:03:13 PM  
Question: when did the "study it out, sheeple." become a thing/turn into a meme?

It always cracks me up.
 
2014-04-12 06:21:47 PM  
Bump of Chicken.
 
2014-04-12 06:28:02 PM  

marius2: Okay, look.... I know it'll help the family if they can possibly recover bodies, or at least get he black box and know for sure what has happened.... but....at this point are the millions spent searching for this plane even worth it? When does it get to the point where it is called off? Ever?


Because if it is something that broke on the plane that can be corrected in the future, I'd like for that to happen.
 
2014-04-12 07:37:51 PM  

danielscissorhands: Benevolent Misanthrope: Admit it, guys - you don't know Jack Schitt.  You narrowed it down to 600 km2 - looking for a 747 in an area the size of Chicago - and you still haven't got dick.

I think they actually have it narrowed down to a few square miles.

However, the source could actually be a lair of underwater aliens. When we discover their hidden civilization, they will come up to the surface and enslave us. We will wish no one ever began the search for that damn plane.


Is this where the green alien chicks show up?  I hope so, I want to be sexually enslaved by some of them.  "Why yes, I've been a bad boy!"
 
2014-04-12 08:39:44 PM  
itsaidwhat:

No. Considering the number of people and the value of cargo that flies daily, we need to know definitively why this plane left the sky.

/loose nut on the engine or a loose nut behind the yoke


White_Scarf_Syndrome:

Because if it is something that broke on the plane that can be corrected in the future, I'd like for that to happen.


I understand the reason behind both of your posts, but at the same time I (someone who is terrified of flying, and shakes the entire time, even when flying 24 hours in one day across the world) would not be bothered if it was something catostraphic that affected 0.0000000000000000^A%* of airplanes. I'm not saying we shouldn't investigate crashes, but this thing may be miles under water, and may be hundreds of miles away from where we think it is, and may take years to find at the cost of billions of dollars. It's a tragic event, no doubt, but when a boat is lost at sea, the search is called off within a week... it has to eventually be called off; so does this. 

*estimate
 
2014-04-12 10:11:27 PM  
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