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(The Irish Times)   Malaysia is never gonna give this up. They'll probably let you down. They will fly around to find you. Never gonna look you up and fly right by. Never gonna tell a lie to desert you   (irishtimes.com) divider line 39
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2014-05-05 09:37:31 AM
eh, macarena
 
2014-05-05 10:08:27 AM
Has O.J. Simpson found his wife's real killer yet? Coming up on 20 years since Nicole Brown Simpson was murdered.
 
2014-05-05 10:08:51 AM
One night in Bangkok.....
 
2014-05-05 10:10:34 AM

Kuta: Has O.J. Simpson found his wife's real killer yet? Coming up on 20 years since Nicole Brown Simpson was murdered.


No, and if you suggest otherwise he'll sue you in Brittain.

yourinterviewbuddy.com
 
2014-05-05 10:10:47 AM
They needed a "detroit jock strap"
 
2014-05-05 10:12:05 AM
Finally a fitting parody to Rick Astley's one of two hits.
 
2014-05-05 10:12:30 AM
You know when you drop your 777 somewhere in the Indian Ocean, and you have no idea where? Just let it go, man - because it's gone.
 
2014-05-05 10:14:21 AM
Dammit.  Rick-rolled by a headline.
 
2014-05-05 10:19:02 AM
Financial responsibility is a major focus of the talks and Australian deputy prime minister Warren Truss seemed to open the door to manufacturers including Boeing, which produced the 777-200ER jet, and engine maker Rolls Royce, to contribute financially.

"They also have a vested interest in what happened on MH370 so they can be confident about the quality of their product, or take remedial action if there was some part of the aircraft that contributed to this accident," he told reporters.


Boeing has already spent quite a bit of money and time in assisting with the investigation for that very reason. And considering the distances they speculate the aircraft made it before crashing, I'd say Rolls Royce is quite confident in the quality of their product.

"So, I think we will be looking for increasing involvement from the manufacturers, and their host countries whomever we can find with deep pockets."

FTFY, Mr. Truss.

Funny how all the talk is about how anyone tangentially related to the incident needs to cough up... everyone but Malaysia, whom you would think would have an interest in not perpetuating the stigma of being corrupt and incompetent.
 
2014-05-05 10:21:37 AM
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2014-05-05 10:22:17 AM
theres no desert at the bottom of the ocean...unless...
 
2014-05-05 10:23:11 AM

kdawg7736: Finally a fitting parody to Rick Astley's one of two hits.


And now the lost plane and his most famous song will be together forever.
 
2014-05-05 10:24:11 AM

Outlaw2097: theres no desert at the bottom of the ocean...unless...


Well, if you take into account that the ocean is, in fact, a desert with it's life underground, and a perfect disguise above, that might not be the case.
 
2014-05-05 10:31:23 AM
Call me ignorant on how the world works, but it shocks me that they seem to have ZERO idea as to where the farking thing is.
 
2014-05-05 10:32:23 AM

jso2897: Outlaw2097: theres no desert at the bottom of the ocean...unless...

Well, if you take into account that the ocean is, in fact, a desert with it's life underground, and a perfect disguise above, that might not be the case.


At the office I used to work at one of the secretaries bought a brand new Mustang GT convertible, debadged it, and got custom plates that said WNONAME.
 
2014-05-05 10:34:06 AM
Oh they have ideas, just not any that  are worth a flying Fark.
 
2014-05-05 10:36:25 AM

jso2897: You know when you drop your 777 somewhere in the Indian Ocean, and you have no idea where? Just let it go, man - because it's gone.


jso2897: Outlaw2097: theres no desert at the bottom of the ocean...unless...

Well, if you take into account that the ocean is, in fact, a desert with it's life underground, and a perfect disguise above, that might not be the case.


Perhaps the could enlist somebody on a seahorse with no name.
 
2014-05-05 10:37:23 AM

jso2897: You know when you drop your 777 somewhere in the Indian Ocean, and you have no idea where? Just let it go, man - because it's gone.


jso2897: Outlaw2097: theres no desert at the bottom of the ocean...unless...

Well, if you take into account that the ocean is, in fact, a desert with it's life underground, and a perfect disguise above, that might not be the case.


Perhaps they could enlist somebody on a seahorse with no name.

/fixed it dammit. Not sure if the other one posted or not
 
2014-05-05 10:42:27 AM

Vitamin Pb: jso2897: You know when you drop your 777 somewhere in the Indian Ocean, and you have no idea where? Just let it go, man - because it's gone.

jso2897: Outlaw2097: theres no desert at the bottom of the ocean...unless...

Well, if you take into account that the ocean is, in fact, a desert with it's life underground, and a perfect disguise above, that might not be the case.

Perhaps they could enlist somebody on a seahorse with no name.

/fixed it dammit. Not sure if the other one posted or not


Well, now you know. :D
 
2014-05-05 10:44:13 AM
Nice effort subs
 
2014-05-05 10:45:15 AM

Endive Wombat: Call me ignorant on how the world works, but it shocks me that they seem to have ZERO idea as to where the farking thing is.


Eh, aviation gets pretty sketchy when over the ocean.  Once you leave land-based radar coverage (about 100 miles over water) you are out there with almost no one having any idea where you are at.  You are at the mercy of modern aviation reliability to get a plane across an ocean with a very minimal chance of something catastrophic happening, and the only communication you really have is some text stuff via satellite that you can send a message to your airline HQ about maintenance issues, weather reports, course changes, etc.
 
2014-05-05 11:06:52 AM
The Malaysian government is inept.  What a bunch of incompetent assholes.
 
2014-05-05 11:10:14 AM

Endive Wombat: Call me ignorant on how the world works, but it shocks me that they seem to have ZERO idea as to where the farking thing is.


They do, just that it is a really big area, and under a lot of water.
 
2014-05-05 11:12:27 AM
But will their heart go on?
 
2014-05-05 11:12:49 AM
Maybe the plane is not in the ocean at all...
 
2014-05-05 11:14:54 AM

AeAe: The Malaysian government is inept.  What a bunch of incompetent assholes.


Of course they're inept. However, I'm sure their finest minds are furiously blamestorming reasons why this isn't their fault, and someone(else) needs to pay (preferably, directly to the Malaysian government).
 
2014-05-05 11:30:19 AM

Endive Wombat: Call me ignorant on how the world works, but it shocks me that they seem to have ZERO idea as to where the farking thing is.


I was surprised when CNN was pretending like they had the slightest idea where is was.

Everything I've read about the data they're using to reconstruct the flightpath has made it clear that they're working with highly unreliable information. The conclusions they're coming up with seem to be only marginally better than wild-ass-guesses, and all the big brains they've brought on as technical advisors to the search undoubtedly know this.

But the Malaysian government and the majority of reporters covering the flight seem to be absolutely unaware that what they're reportng has little or no relationship to what the engineers and technicians are almost undoubtedly telling them.
 
2014-05-05 11:31:12 AM
Subby gets a respectful <golf clap>.

This made my day.
 
2014-05-05 11:40:46 AM
web.mit.edu
 
2014-05-05 12:09:57 PM

unchellmatt:


Oh wow! That made me snort my chow mein
 
2014-05-05 12:14:38 PM
"So, I think we will be looking for increasing involvement from the manufacturers, and their host countries."

Translation: 'America and Britain should pay for it'
 
2014-05-05 12:51:33 PM
Malaysia is never gonna give this up. They'll probably let you down. They will fly around to find you. Never gonna look you up and fly right by. Never gonna tell a lie to desert you

Chorus:
You spin me right 'round, baby
Right 'round like a record, baby
Right 'round, 'round, 'round,
You spin me right 'round, baby
Right 'round like a record, baby
Right 'round, 'round, 'round
 
2014-05-05 01:01:38 PM
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2014-05-05 01:07:02 PM

unchellmatt: [web.mit.edu image 397x555]


Beat me to it.
 
2014-05-05 01:27:35 PM

The Larch: Endive Wombat: Call me ignorant on how the world works, but it shocks me that they seem to have ZERO idea as to where the farking thing is.

I was surprised when CNN was pretending like they had the slightest idea where is was.

Everything I've read about the data they're using to reconstruct the flightpath has made it clear that they're working with highly unreliable information. The conclusions they're coming up with seem to be only marginally better than wild-ass-guesses, and all the big brains they've brought on as technical advisors to the search undoubtedly know this.

But the Malaysian government and the majority of reporters covering the flight seem to be absolutely unaware that what they're reportng has little or no relationship to what the engineers and technicians are almost undoubtedly telling them.


I caught some heat in another thread a while back because I believed in what was named "hyper-competence" - where I threw out the theory that the US and other major governments likely have an idea of exactly where the airplane is, but due to how advanced our surveillance systems are we do not want to reveal our capabilities.
 
2014-05-05 02:48:07 PM

Endive Wombat: The Larch: Endive Wombat: Call me ignorant on how the world works, but it shocks me that they seem to have ZERO idea as to where the farking thing is.

I was surprised when CNN was pretending like they had the slightest idea where is was.

Everything I've read about the data they're using to reconstruct the flightpath has made it clear that they're working with highly unreliable information. The conclusions they're coming up with seem to be only marginally better than wild-ass-guesses, and all the big brains they've brought on as technical advisors to the search undoubtedly know this.

But the Malaysian government and the majority of reporters covering the flight seem to be absolutely unaware that what they're reportng has little or no relationship to what the engineers and technicians are almost undoubtedly telling them.

I caught some heat in another thread a while back because I believed in what was named "hyper-competence" - where I threw out the theory that the US and other major governments likely have an idea of exactly where the airplane is, but due to how advanced our surveillance systems are we do not want to reveal our capabilities.


I really don't think anyone knows where it is. No country has a reason to monitor for passenger jets crashing unannounced into the indian ocean, so I'm guessing that nobody has bothered to build a system to detect such an event.

That doesn't mean that there aren't a lot secrets. A lot of information about the plane itself clearly hasn't been released. You wont find a comprehensive list of the onboard systems installed on the plane tjat transmit data, what they transmit, or how they are disabled. That's all confidential, for obvious reasons.

And I guarantee that China and United States intelligence services are working overtime to determine the capabilities of all the monitoring stations in the area, and (equally important) to mislead each other on the capabilities of those stations. They're all going to lie about what they know, even if they don't know anything. Heck, they're going to lie especially if they don't know anything. Its their nature.
 
2014-05-05 03:27:41 PM

buckeyebrain: [scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 690x504]


That right there is funny as hell.
 
2014-05-05 04:58:32 PM
Good headline!
 
2014-05-05 07:53:09 PM

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: Financial responsibility is a major focus of the talks and Australian deputy prime minister Warren Truss seemed to open the door to manufacturers including Boeing, which produced the 777-200ER jet, and engine maker Rolls Royce, to contribute financially.

"They also have a vested interest in what happened on MH370 so they can be confident about the quality of their product, or take remedial action if there was some part of the aircraft that contributed to this accident," he told reporters.

Boeing has already spent quite a bit of money and time in assisting with the investigation for that very reason. And considering the distances they speculate the aircraft made it before crashing, I'd say Rolls Royce is quite confident in the quality of their product.

"So, I think we will be looking for increasing involvement from the manufacturers, and their host countries whomever we can find with deep pockets."

FTFY, Mr. Truss.

Funny how all the talk is about how anyone tangentially related to the incident needs to cough up... everyone but Malaysia, whom you would think would have an interest in not perpetuating the stigma of being corrupt and incompetent.


Look, I'm not saying they're incompetent, but these are the guys that kicked Singapore out.
 
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