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(CNN)   Can this nuclear megayacht save the world, and if so, will Toto perform at its inaugural departure?   (cnn.com) divider line
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2021-09-27 8:15:17 AM  
No, no.
 
2021-09-27 8:15:36 AM  
Articles about superyachts that only exist in the erotic fever dreams of attention whoring yacht designers are one of the most stupid examples of space-filling bullshiat that exists on the internet.
 
2021-09-27 8:25:50 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Articles about superyachts that only exist in the erotic fever dreams of attention whoring yacht designers are one of the most stupid examples of space-filling bullshiat that exists on the internet.


"whoever designed this hates the sea and all that reside in it"
 
2021-09-27 8:27:35 AM  
Then, the MAGA terrorists kidnap a nuclear scientist and have him convert the reactor into a bomb and park it in NY Harbor for the 4th of July.
 
2021-09-27 8:34:00 AM  
Or... hear me out on this... we build a guillotine.
 
2021-09-27 8:34:26 AM  
Damn, I hope that website doesn't scoop my exclusive story about a flying ecumenical city powered by captured bovine methane emissions that allows billionaires to pay millions to ride, along with dozens of indigent people of every race and everyone will get along and have a great time and scientists on board will solve climate change with the help of an interdimensional quantum computing interface that can freeze time, cure cancer and grow organic vegetables in outer space.

Gonna be cool--please contribute to the GoFundMe to make it happen. Only $980trillion to go!
 
2021-09-27 8:35:19 AM  

Miss5280: Or... hear me out on this... we build a guillotine.


A nuclear-powered megaguillotine.
 
2021-09-27 9:14:20 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Then, the MAGA terrorists kidnap a nuclear scientist and have him convert the reactor into a bomb and park it in NY Harbor for the 4th of July.


Yeah I can just see the domestic terrorists blowing the top off the boat to expose radiation to the city, and the officials deciding the best action is to sink the ship, thereby irradiating the NYC water supply for the next 20,000 or whatever the half life is, years.
 
2021-09-27 9:18:17 AM  
johnphantom: NewportBarGuy: Then, the MAGA terrorists kidnap a nuclear scientist and have him convert the reactor into a bomb and park it in NY Harbor for the 4th of July.

Yeah I can just see the domestic terrorists blowing the top off the boat to expose radiation to the city, and the officials deciding the best action is to sink the ship, thereby irradiating the NYC water supply for the next 20,000 or whatever the half life is, years.


Oh I want to add to what I wrote above, it feels so much better to say "domestic terrorist" than "Islamic terrorists", mainly because it was the "domestic terrorists" that started this whole thing in the Middle East with the Islamic terrorists (and I don't use quotes there because they are legitimate terrorists, too).
 
2021-09-27 9:54:11 AM  
A Venture Fund Capitalist wet dream. They can sell this idea a million times over to a billion dumb investors. It will never come to being.
 
2021-09-27 9:57:42 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Then, the MAGA terrorists kidnap a nuclear scientist and have him convert the reactor into a bomb and park it in NY Harbor for the 4th of July.


Hmmm.

Today, I grabbed a packet of Splenda to put in my coffee, and it said "Create your own sunshine".

I took it as a sign I should start building a thermonuclear weapon.
 
2021-09-27 10:26:19 AM  
a nuclear powered megayacht could save the world.
if you used it right.
you could for instance sail it over to our favorite middle eastern shipping traffic jam and threaten to sink it and dump the reactor in the middle of the canal unless your demands were met and then donate trillions to climate and health charities worldwide.

but we're a little short on combination robin hood / bond villians.
 
2021-09-27 10:32:34 AM  

koder: Miss5280: Or... hear me out on this... we build a guillotine.

A nuclear-powered megaguillotine.


Too complex just go to tractor supply and buy a bunch of wood chippers.
 
2021-09-27 10:42:47 AM  
Hmmmm


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2021-09-27 10:44:58 AM  
Somehow it's already on fire.
 
2021-09-27 10:48:31 AM  

MindStalker: A Venture Fund Capitalist wet dream. They can sell this idea a million times over to a billion dumb investors. It will never come to being.


See also: this amazing article about a bunch of rule-hating crypto nerds who bought a cruise ship thinking they were going to trailblaze a new era in colonizing cities in the sea. It didn't go well.
 
2021-09-27 10:54:58 AM  
Superyachts are often seen as opulent fuel-thirsty displays of wealth, but entrepreneur Aaron Olivera's design for Earth 300 envisages a megayacht that he says offer solutions to the climate crisis.

No no, it's still the first thing.
 
2021-09-27 10:55:47 AM  
"Act now and you will get a complimentary genetically engineered white cat, programmed anticipate when you are about to monolog, and to sit in your lap while you reveal your plans for world domination."
 
2021-09-27 11:07:14 AM  

DecemberNitro: See also: this amazing article about a bunch of rule-hating crypto nerds who bought a cruise ship thinking they were going to trailblaze a new era in colonizing cities in the sea. It didn't go well.


That's a fascinating read about something I'd never heard of before. And damn, but the writer knows how to throw shade. For example,

As with many stories about techno-libertarian fantasies, the tale of the Satoshi begins in an all-male, quasi-frat house in San Francisco in the late 90s.

Beautiful.
 
2021-09-27 11:52:44 AM  
To mention this idiotic idea without saying why it's totally stupid is about as lazy as a reporter can get.

That computer graphics has become so cheap and available has a dark side in that any con artist can make a very realistic looking image and the dullards will think since there are images, all the claims about the project must be true (e.g. hyperloop).
 
2021-09-27 12:01:55 PM  

yohohogreengiant: Pocket Ninja: Articles about superyachts that only exist in the erotic fever dreams of attention whoring yacht designers are one of the most stupid examples of space-filling bullshiat that exists on the internet.

"whoever designed this hates the sea and all that reside in it"


It could just get a sailboat, the wind is free, plentiful, and non-polluting.
 
2021-09-27 12:45:39 PM  

DecemberNitro: MindStalker: A Venture Fund Capitalist wet dream. They can sell this idea a million times over to a billion dumb investors. It will never come to being.

See also: this amazing article about a bunch of rule-hating crypto nerds who bought a cruise ship thinking they were going to trailblaze a new era in colonizing cities in the sea. It didn't go well.


What a great and interesting read! Thanks for that!
 
2021-09-27 12:46:01 PM  

rummonkey: yohohogreengiant: Pocket Ninja: Articles about superyachts that only exist in the erotic fever dreams of attention whoring yacht designers are one of the most stupid examples of space-filling bullshiat that exists on the internet.

"whoever designed this hates the sea and all that reside in it"

It could just get a sailboat, the wind is free, plentiful, and non-polluting.


I can't argue with that.

You just have to be ready to ditch your spot and run when you get a storm nearby, which I will be doing tomorrow AM as Sam will be throwing seas my way.

I love sailing and living aboard. I've done it for decades. I will not live ashore again. It would take me days to describe to you the licenses, insurance, local and international Maritime laws, customs and entry rules, agriculture import (they incinerate my farking garlic in some places), training, captaincy requirements, anchoring and mooring laws. And that's if we stay sober, even.

The bureaucracy always and utterly sucks, but I absolutely agree with the actual laws and governance, even when the enforcement leaves much to be desired. fark ocean-going libertarians, they revel in getting themselves and others killed while making a mess someone else pays to clean up.
 
2021-09-27 12:52:20 PM  

Pocket Ninja: DecemberNitro: See also: this amazing article about a bunch of rule-hating crypto nerds who bought a cruise ship thinking they were going to trailblaze a new era in colonizing cities in the sea. It didn't go well.

That's a fascinating read about something I'd never heard of before. And damn, but the writer knows how to throw shade. For example,

As with many stories about techno-libertarian fantasies, the tale of the Satoshi begins in an all-male, quasi-frat house in San Francisco in the late 90s.

Beautiful.


Thanks. It was hilarious if it weren't so pathetic and predictable in the end.

This is the only seastead/space colonization movement I fell in love with when  I was  a kid starting out cruising: The Millennial Project
 
2021-09-27 1:50:46 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: Superyachts are often seen as opulent fuel-thirsty displays of wealth, but entrepreneur Aaron Olivera's design for Earth 300 envisages a megayacht that he says offer solutions to the climate crisis.

No no, it's still the first thing.


"Yachts Can Save The World"

- Yacht Enthusiast
 
2021-09-27 1:54:49 PM  

yohohogreengiant: rummonkey: yohohogreengiant: Pocket Ninja: Articles about superyachts that only exist in the erotic fever dreams of attention whoring yacht designers are one of the most stupid examples of space-filling bullshiat that exists on the internet.

"whoever designed this hates the sea and all that reside in it"

It could just get a sailboat, the wind is free, plentiful, and non-polluting.

I can't argue with that.

You just have to be ready to ditch your spot and run when you get a storm nearby, which I will be doing tomorrow AM as Sam will be throwing seas my way.

I love sailing and living aboard. I've done it for decades. I will not live ashore again. It would take me days to describe to you the licenses, insurance, local and international Maritime laws, customs and entry rules, agriculture import (they incinerate my farking garlic in some places), training, captaincy requirements, anchoring and mooring laws. And that's if we stay sober, even.

The bureaucracy always and utterly sucks, but I absolutely agree with the actual laws and governance, even when the enforcement leaves much to be desired. fark ocean-going libertarians, they revel in getting themselves and others killed while making a mess someone else pays to clean up.


Especially living on a boat, you need to be an active Steward of your local environment. I did it for a summer and it was awesome.

I agree with you about the nautical Libertarians. I ended up spending most of my time that summer picking up after them.
 
2021-09-27 6:23:24 PM  
I have suspected that these super yachts are part of a tax dodge by the billionaires. If you sell the stock and cash out, you have to pay taxes on it. But if you invest in a charter company that owns the yacht, it's not actual gains. It's in the same ballpark of shenanigans I envy, like an equity line of credit.
 
2021-09-27 6:54:58 PM  

beezeltown: Damn, I hope that website doesn't scoop my exclusive story about a flying ecumenical city powered by captured bovine methane emissions that allows billionaires to pay millions to ride, along with dozens of indigent people of every race and everyone will get along and have a great time and scientists on board will solve climate change with the help of an interdimensional quantum computing interface that can freeze time, cure cancer and grow organic vegetables in outer space.

Gonna be cool--please contribute to the GoFundMe to make it happen. Only $980trillion to go!


Hey wait a second. According to my math that job should only cost around 974 trillion. Where the hell are the other 6 trillion going? Trying to squeeze a little off the top are we?
 
2021-09-27 7:16:23 PM  
That article had some serious yatchcop math on the relative level of pollution out out by a few super yachts. I think they added in the lifetime.polution of ever crew member abd assumes it runs its engines at max speed 24-365.

Nuclear yachts are not going to save the word. Putting a permanent ened to everyone who owns a super yacht might help quite a bit though.
 
2021-09-27 7:37:19 PM  

rummonkey: yohohogreengiant: Pocket Ninja: Articles about superyachts that only exist in the erotic fever dreams of attention whoring yacht designers are one of the most stupid examples of space-filling bullshiat that exists on the internet.

"whoever designed this hates the sea and all that reside in it"

It could just get a sailboat, the wind is free, plentiful, and non-polluting.


And technically, sailboats are nuclear powered, if somewhat indirectly.

But then, so are boats fueled with petroleum products.  Or any fuel, for that matter.
 
2021-09-27 7:40:48 PM  

chawco: That article had some serious yatchcop math on the relative level of pollution out out by a few super yachts. I think they added in the lifetime.polution of ever crew member abd assumes it runs its engines at max speed 24-365.

Nuclear yachts are not going to save the word. Putting a permanent ened to everyone who owns a super yacht might help quite a bit though.


No, it won't.
 
2021-09-27 9:57:12 PM  

chawco: Gonna be cool--please contribute to the GoFundMe to make it happen. Only $980trillion to go!

Hey wait a second. According to my math that job should only cost around 974 trillion. Where the hell are the other 6 trillion going? Trying to squeeze a little off the top are we?


DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY JOBS I'M CREATING! HOW DARE YOU question my next-gen accounting system!
 
2021-09-27 10:28:44 PM  
Now I need to go watch the video for "I'm Sailing Away."

/wrong 70's band?
 
2021-09-27 10:29:07 PM  

dbirchall: Now I need to go watch the video for "I'm Sailing Away."

/wrong 70's band?


Er... "Come Sail Away"
 
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