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(Florida Today)   Why we can't have nice things: boaters swarm SpaceX Dragon capsule with Doug and Bob after splashdown. Maybe they wanted to huff some of that toxic hydrazine   (floridatoday.com) divider line
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2020-08-03 6:58:54 PM  
OMG... the misspellings in that last post... legendary... tails. parachutes... Should have sent a editor...
 
2020-08-03 6:59:05 PM  

Destructor: Flerkenpie070: Noah_Tall: They just circled the capsule? What a complete waste. I would have recovered the chutes, cut them up, and sold them on Ebay.

and been arrested for theft.

Well, let's examine this. Maybe the smart move here is to let the boats move in and focus on the parashutes. It's sort of like a predator/prey escape response. When the Prey wants to escape the predator, it'll do something like drop it's tale (like a lizard) or poop quickly to give the predator an easy target (eating the poop. Predators are not necessarily proud creatures).

Could be a win/win for Musk. And that guy is an out-of-the cat-box thinker.


I've long suspected NASA uses lizard people for space.
 
2020-08-03 7:00:57 PM  

Destructor: OMG... the misspellings in that last post... legendary... tails. parachutes... Should have sent a editor...


The editors are all WFH and drinking excessively.  They'd edit your post and introduce *more* errors.
 
2020-08-03 7:04:18 PM  

dittybopper: FormlessOne: Cite boaters, impound boats.

For what, precisely?

I mean, they have to be disobeying some law in order for you to cite them, much less impound the boats.


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Unless Florida Man impedes what could arguably be called a pre-planned rescue at sea, or damages/steals parachutes, what is the law being broken?   I mean, aside from misdemeanor butt-hurt because people had to witness the existence of others who don't share their political beliefs on a private company's webstream that just happened to be repeated by a Gov't agency?  Should NASA TV airbrush the video archive to appeal to the Stalinist sensibilities of the the easily offended?

Now, from a liability standpoint, the MMH/NTO involved could make things interesting.  SpaceX, and/or the Coast Guard, could probably make a case for a hazmat safety exclusion zone, just in case someone goes in the drink or lawyers up for lung damage after huffing hypergolic fumes.  Even if that's the case, I don't think that gives anyone permission to sink boaters crossing the line.  Anyone know of precedent for the Highway Patrol [legally] shooting rubberneckers at an accident scene?
 
2020-08-03 7:06:23 PM  

Destructor: Could be a win/win for Musk. And that guy is an out-of-the cat-box thinker.


I hadn't really considered it before, but I think I'll have to disagree.

Musk might stay out of Amazon boxes, but a little box sounds like his kind of partiesville.
 
2020-08-03 7:06:40 PM  
*litter box
 
2020-08-03 7:08:00 PM  
These boaters are the same people who go to a PGA Tour event and act like they've never seen a golf ball before.  They're sad, broken people.  Killing them would be way too merciful.  They're already living in Pensacola, for God sakes.
 
2020-08-03 7:22:21 PM  

SansNeural: hadn't really considered it before, but I think I'll have to disagree.

Musk might stay out of Amazon boxes, but a litter box sounds like his kind of partiesville.


All I ask for is a box full of diatoms, and a poop ready to happen.
 
2020-08-03 7:23:28 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: These boaters are the same people who go to a PGA Tour event and act like they've never seen a golf ball before.  They're sad, broken people.  Killing them would be way too merciful.  They're already living in Pensacola, for God sakes.


What would you recommend? Compulsory therapy? I'm just floating that out there, because it might make good reality TV.
 
2020-08-03 8:36:40 PM  

Flerkenpie070: Noah_Tall: They just circled the capsule? What a complete waste. I would have recovered the chutes, cut them up, and sold them on Ebay.

and been arrested for theft.


I'm pretty sure they don't recover the drogue chutes.
 
2020-08-03 9:17:23 PM  
FormlessOne:

Even more fun - if it's in international waters, and it's a privately-owned spacecraft, what's to stop piracy, armed robbery, or kidnapping for ransom?

I'd guess that if anybody attemted that you'd likely see a couple of these pop out of the recovery boat/barge and start going to town.  International waters and all.

https://imgur.com/k65R2Fj
 
2020-08-03 10:20:36 PM  

Krumet: [Fark user image image 850x531]


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2020 in a nutshell.
 
2020-08-03 11:25:24 PM  

SansNeural: Russ1642: OldJames: I wonder why they don't try and splashdown in one of the great lakes. The fresh water would be a lot nicer on the capsule, and make re-usability easier.

Latitude is probably an issue

That and the cold water up there is sure to make their dicks shrivel.  Now how can an astronaut stand and walk proudly when his dick is like that?


The gigantic balls always make the dick look small.
 
2020-08-03 11:57:33 PM  
Yeah, Crab Island and The Floribama were probably pretty empty yesterday.
 
2020-08-03 11:58:32 PM  

Destructor: Well, let's examine this.


Let's not. You're forgetting something.
 
2020-08-03 11:59:28 PM  

Destructor: What would you recommend? Compulsory therapy? I'm just floating that out there, because it might make good reality TV.


NO.
 
2020-08-04 2:52:07 AM  

Krumet: [Fark user image 850x531]


I think i'm going to vomit.

The anti-science Trumper, the irony....
 
2020-08-04 3:43:29 AM  

Prussian_Roulette: just in case someone goes in the drink or lawyers up for lung damage after huffing hypergolic fumes.


Replace "boys-will-be-boys" with "play stupid games, win stupid prizes".

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2020-08-04 8:34:07 AM  

khitsicker: dittybopper: albuquerquehalsey: [Fark user image 850x352]

Here's a better perspective on how close they were.

No, it's not a better perspective.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perspect​ive_distortion_(photography)#Technical​_background
Compression (telephoto) distortion is often used to give the appearance of compressed distance between distant objects, such as buildings or automobiles in order to convey a feeling of congestion.

A better perspective would be from up above where you could directly measure how far away they are instead of relying on the known effects of a telephoto lens.

You know who else used that kind of perspective?

On the other end of the focal length spectre, Leni Riefenstahl used extreme telephoto lenses to compress large crowds in Triumph of the Will

forced perspective or not, in that photo are the non-recovery personnel boats more than 10 miles away? no. then they are too farking close.

/yes i pulled the "10 miles" number from my ass. don't care.
//what ever laws or rules exist common sense and respect for the recovery crew and astronauts should prevail.
/// three slashies for the worst timeline.


I agree they are "too farking close", but there are a few things we have to remember:

1.  SpaceX doesn't have any special privilege to any particular patch of international waters.
2.  Neither does NASA, at least, not without Congress writing a law.

which leads to...

3.  The Coast Guard and the Navy have no real authority to keep people any real distance away from the landing area.

Now, you want to stop this in the future?  Have Congress pass a law giving NASA authority to close off (small) sections of the Gulf and Atlantic for safety considerations during spacecraft re-entry/recovery operations, and allow enforcement by the Coast Guard and Navy (because USCG doesn't necessarily have the resources).

There's even a process for that kind of thing:

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2020-08-04 8:37:40 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: These boaters are the same people who go to a PGA Tour event and act like they've never seen a golf ball before.


Yeah, because the first American manned spacecraft in nearly a decade is as common as a PGA Tour event, and just as insignificant.

Seriously, you're an intelligent person.  Or at least, I've always considered you to be so even when we disagree, and this is sadly one of the most unintelligent things I've ever seen you post.
 
2020-08-04 11:41:00 AM  

Noah_Tall: Flerkenpie070: Noah_Tall: They just circled the capsule? What a complete waste. I would have recovered the chutes, cut them up, and sold them on Ebay.

and been arrested for theft.

I'm pretty sure they don't recover the drogue chutes.


I think talking heads covering the splashdown said fast boats were attaching buoys to the 4 mains and the drogues so they could be collected.
 
2020-08-04 11:55:40 AM  

dbirchall: Noah_Tall: Flerkenpie070: Noah_Tall: They just circled the capsule? What a complete waste. I would have recovered the chutes, cut them up, and sold them on Ebay.

and been arrested for theft.

I'm pretty sure they don't recover the drogue chutes.

I think talking heads covering the splashdown said fanastic boats were attracting boys to the 4 mans and the dragues so they could be connected.


/what I read
 
2020-08-04 11:57:09 AM  
...and Freud said, "Wait, I thought you said you were straight?"
 
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