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(BBC-US)   Salvage crews to begin raising the Concordia this week. Admiral Tolwyn hopes to finish the operation before the Kilrathi can attack again   (bbc.com) divider line 69
    More: Followup, Costa Concordia, police diver, Isola del Giglio, Reuters news agency  
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2014-07-14 01:07:14 AM
+1 for headline
 
2014-07-14 03:54:09 AM
I thought they were gonna scrap that sucker.  Is that no longer the case?
 
2014-07-14 06:21:38 AM

Ambivalence: I thought they were gonna scrap that sucker.  Is that no longer the case?


It is being scrapped.
 
2014-07-14 06:38:42 AM

Fear_and_Loathing: Ambivalence: I thought they were gonna scrap that sucker.  Is that no longer the case?

It is being scrapped.


They can't do that in drydock?  Or is it preferable while it's floating?
 
2014-07-14 06:43:26 AM

Ambivalence: Fear_and_Loathing: Ambivalence: I thought they were gonna scrap that sucker.  Is that no longer the case?

It is being scrapped.

They can't do that in drydock?  Or is it preferable while it's floating?


They need to move it to the Yard where it is being scrapped. Genoa.
 
2014-07-14 07:58:47 AM

Fear_and_Loathing: Ambivalence: Fear_and_Loathing: Ambivalence: I thought they were gonna scrap that sucker.  Is that no longer the case?

It is being scrapped.

They can't do that in drydock?  Or is it preferable while it's floating?

They need to move it to the Yard where it is being scrapped. Genoa.


And they don't want to scrap it where it is because the ecosystem around the wreck is sensitive/protected.  So they're going to float it and tow it away.
 
2014-07-14 08:00:00 AM
I call dibs on the liquor cabinet!
 
2014-07-14 08:06:46 AM

jehovahs witness protection: I call dibs on the liquor cabinet!


I wonder if they are going to make an effort to return any valuables they find in staterooms like jewelry and stuff or if some salvage worker is just going to find it and think "cha-ching!" (or however they say that in Italian)

And I don't think you can drink all the liquor they stock on a ship that size, you'd better share.
 
2014-07-14 08:07:17 AM
God I loved those games. +1 for mark hamil's greatest acting role in a space opera.
 
2014-07-14 08:08:45 AM

Callindril: +1 for headline


Captain Okita is not amused.
 
2014-07-14 08:09:16 AM

Prevailing Wind: God I loved those games.


Me too! Love the title! +1
 
2014-07-14 08:10:17 AM
Is this the one where the captain fell into the lifeboat because he wasn't used to wearing women's clothing?
 
2014-07-14 08:10:47 AM
But the movie sucked big time.
 
2014-07-14 08:12:52 AM
It's a sad sight.

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2014-07-14 08:16:19 AM

mistrmind: But the movie sucked big time.


Oh yes it did. I was ready to confess to crimes I didn't commit just to get the torture to end.


Says it better than I could:  http://www.badmovies.org/movies/wingcmdr/
 
2014-07-14 08:18:35 AM

xanadian


Corncordia? I don't get it.


Subby is stupid; it's supposed to be Concordia.

I'm glad they're raising it, though. They never should have scuttled such a nice plane.
 
2014-07-14 08:25:39 AM
The ship is all shredded on the side that was pressed against the rocky bottom. It's not worth repairing.
 
2014-07-14 08:32:22 AM
What's the origin of that headline?
 
2014-07-14 08:37:16 AM
Didn't you just love the movie?!*

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*No, you didn't. It sucked.
 
2014-07-14 08:39:17 AM

tillerman35: What's the origin of that headline?


Very punny
 
2014-07-14 08:47:05 AM

gfid: jehovahs witness protection: I call dibs on the liquor cabinet!

I wonder if they are going to make an effort to return any valuables they find in staterooms like jewelry and stuff or if some salvage worker is just going to find it and think "cha-ching!" (or however they say that in Italian)

And I don't think you can drink all the liquor they stock on a ship that size, you'd better share.


Would that make those salvage workers Privateers?
 
2014-07-14 08:57:04 AM
I hear that the Captain's been drafted in to the Italian sprint relay team for the next Olympics.
 
2014-07-14 09:05:16 AM

gfid: jehovahs witness protection: I call dibs on the liquor cabinet!

I wonder if they are going to make an effort to return any valuables they find in staterooms like jewelry and stuff or if some salvage worker is just going to find it and think "cha-ching!" (or however they say that in Italian)

And I don't think you can drink all the liquor they stock on a ship that size, you'd better share.



cci - ccing  ?
 
2014-07-14 09:07:01 AM
Sweet! A Wing Commander headline! If I was allowed to +1 this I would.
 
2014-07-14 09:10:57 AM

tillerman35: What's the origin of that headline?


With a question like that, I'm not sure if you're already in on this or not.
 
2014-07-14 09:17:00 AM

NutWrench: The ship is all shredded on the side that was pressed against the rocky bottom. It's not worth repairing.


at the risk of showing ignorance ....
couldnt you, patch replace that part of the hull
strip and replace everything insane
oh wait, the engines and power plant have all be submerged in seawater, get corroded ...

yup, probably cost twice as much to repair as to build a new one

so on a real note: has the insurance company decide NOT to pay the claim?
The captain was showboating and reckless driving.
Wouldn't that invalidate the insurance?!
HAH
 
2014-07-14 09:17:29 AM
Can he release Star Citizen already?
 
2014-07-14 09:18:06 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Seen directing the operation while searching for the lost Byzanium.
 
2014-07-14 09:23:44 AM
Hmmm
The self insure. Whatever that means.
So I guess that means that could decide to NOT pay themselves for the loss, but the result would be the same.

HOW does self insurance actually work in cases like this?
 
2014-07-14 09:24:52 AM

gfid: "cha-ching!" (or however they say that in Italian)


Mama cha-ching-a!
 
2014-07-14 09:33:51 AM

hotmoonsauce: Can he release Star Citizen already?


Dogfighting and squadron combat has been live for quite some time now.
 
2014-07-14 09:41:20 AM

HMS_Blinkin: Fear_and_Loathing: Ambivalence: Fear_and_Loathing: Ambivalence: I thought they were gonna scrap that sucker.  Is that no longer the case?

It is being scrapped.

They can't do that in drydock?  Or is it preferable while it's floating?

They need to move it to the Yard where it is being scrapped. Genoa.

And they don't want to scrap it where it is because the ecosystem around the wreck is sensitive/protected.  So they're going to float it and tow it away.


Its being towed out of the environment
 
2014-07-14 09:49:16 AM

NutWrench: The ship is all shredded on the side that was pressed against the rocky bottom. It's not worth repairing.


Plus,you know, all of that water damage...

\carpeting is expensive
\\so is the electrical and propulsion systems
 
2014-07-14 09:53:39 AM
Another +1 on the headline, subby.

/Jeannette Devereaux fanboy
 
2014-07-14 09:59:11 AM

gilatrout: gfid: jehovahs witness protection: I call dibs on the liquor cabinet!

I wonder if they are going to make an effort to return any valuables they find in staterooms like jewelry and stuff or if some salvage worker is just going to find it and think "cha-ching!" (or however they say that in Italian)

And I don't think you can drink all the liquor they stock on a ship that size, you'd better share.

Would that make those salvage workers Privateers?

+1 (and +1 for Subby)

Nah, just working in Righteous Fury...
 
2014-07-14 10:02:01 AM

mistrmind: But the movie sucked big time.


There was no movie.
 
2014-07-14 10:17:18 AM

hotmoonsauce: Can he release Star Citizen already?


Multiplayer Beta arena is already out. Supposedly they're working on the persistent universe and FPS ship boarding now.
 
2014-07-14 10:21:58 AM

Duane Dibbley: mistrmind: But the movie sucked big time.

Oh yes it did. I was ready to confess to crimes I didn't commit just to get the torture to end.


Says it better than I could:  http://www.badmovies.org/movies/wingcmdr/


Was a good read but he was just wrong about SAAB and using that as a crutch just hurt his credibility.
 
2014-07-14 10:23:19 AM
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2014-07-14 10:25:32 AM
Well done on the headline subby!  Loved those games!  Maybe if Star Citizen is as successful as it appears it'll be he'll get back to Wing Commander.
 
2014-07-14 10:26:49 AM
So looking forward to star citizen like privateer best.

The pseudo beta squadron 42 fighting space sim has been released to those who were part of the kickstarter. Don't know if its general public open.
 
2014-07-14 10:31:56 AM
gfid:

I wonder if they are going to make an effort to return any valuables they find in staterooms like jewelry and stuff or if some salvage worker is just going to find it and think "cha-ching!" (or however they say that in Italian)

Dat's-a spicy meatball!
 
2014-07-14 10:48:42 AM
But I thought Blair said it was a total loss?
 
2014-07-14 10:49:00 AM

Duane Dibbley: mistrmind: But the movie sucked big time.

Oh yes it did. I was ready to confess to crimes I didn't commit just to get the torture to end.


Says it better than I could:  http://www.badmovies.org/movies/wingcmdr/


I actually enjoyed the movie, the first time I saw it... Then again, I hadn't played any of the games or read any of the books, so I had no expectations going in... Sort of like Starship Troopers... I read that one after the fact and agreed that the movie, while somewhat entertaining (read as "I got to see bewbs") completely butchered the source material...

It was still better than Battlefield: Earth... I'd never read any of the L Ron's books and still thought that movie was an abortion...
 
2014-07-14 11:06:01 AM

Ambivalence: I thought they were gonna scrap that sucker.  Is that no longer the case?


I'm surprised you even bothered to read the headline.
 
2014-07-14 11:10:17 AM
That's fascinating. I think this is the largest sunken ship that will be towed. Science/engineering ftw biatches!!!
 
2014-07-14 11:53:13 AM

NutWrench: The ship is all shredded on the side that was pressed against the rocky bottom. It's not worth repairing.


So the insurance policy still covers the company even though it was absolute captain error/recklessness?
 
2014-07-14 11:56:51 AM

raerae1980: That's fascinating. I think this is the largest sunken ship that will be towed. Science/engineering ftw biatches!!!


Maybe the largest, but my bets are on this one for the oldest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasa_(ship)

And I quote: "The ship was then emptied of water and mud and towed to the Gustav V dry dock on Beckholmen, where the ship was floated on its own keel onto a concrete pontoon "

And I agree... Science/engineering ftw...
 
2014-07-14 12:30:09 PM
Did anyone ever notice the BBC's video player's volume control goes to 11?

/Easily amused.
 
2014-07-14 12:38:46 PM

Flab: Did anyone ever notice the BBC's video player's volume control goes to 11?

/Easily amused.


As does IMDB's listing for Spinal Tap.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088258/?ref_=nv_sr_1
 
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