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2022-01-20 5:31:40 AM  
It's shockingly easy. First, you can only take so much shiat with you to Mars. Second, you most likely won't more than a month or two, and you'll probably end up chewing on the walls of you habitat until you get farked by the next dust storm.
In the end your shiat and you will be recycled into fertiliser for the non-existent Martian lifeforms all at the same time.
/And they all lived happily ever after.
//Stop farking this planet, arseholes.
 
2022-01-20 7:36:55 AM  
I don't know, watch The Martian?
 
2022-01-20 7:48:15 AM  
Reuse:

Highly dependent on the individual items.  No point in public input unless you want a million hobby / craft ideas.

"Recycling":

1. Dig holes

2. Insert trash in holes by type

3. Mine trash pits if you ever have the capability to do anything with the material locally
 
2022-01-20 7:52:25 AM  
Yeah, that's about as well planned out as this

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2022-01-20 7:52:50 AM  
Martian divorce court!
 
2022-01-20 8:24:18 AM  

Jesus McSordid: It's shockingly easy. First, you can only take so much shiat with you to Mars. Second, you most likely won't more than a month or two, and you'll probably end up chewing on the walls of you habitat until you get farked by the next dust storm.
In the end your shiat and you will be recycled into fertiliser for the non-existent Martian lifeforms all at the same time.
/And they all lived happily ever after.
//Stop farking this planet, arseholes.


You have to stay on Mars (or least in orbit) for at least 5 or 6 months, because that's when your next Hohmann window opens up for the return trip. (god I love KSP)

That's one of the biggest plot holes in The Martian, after the panicked evacuation of the surface base, it wouldn't have been time to home yet, they couldn't have left then and leave him behind like that. They would have been hanging around in orbit at least long enough for the dust to settle and see him there.
 
2022-01-20 8:50:41 AM  
"reuse trash and waste on a Mars mission"

Easy. Pack a rocket full of gutter trash reality television "stars": Kardashians, real wives, teen dumbfark, etc etc, and send them to Mars.

Save money and think about the environment at the same time by not using enough fuel.
 
2022-01-20 8:53:22 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: That's one of the biggest plot holes in The Martian, after the panicked evacuation of the surface base, it wouldn't have been time to home yet, they couldn't have left then and leave him behind like that.


It's a big window, and mostly it's about fuel and transit time.

The real joke of that movie is the idea that wind on Mars could be a serious threat to a manned base... the scenes with the pressurized tarp flapping violently were just awful - even if that could happen, the pressure waves that would create inside the habitat would have had the guy in his space suit to avoid ear trauma.

I've often thought the danger used to force the evacuation should have been a meteor shower.  Could be a bunch of fairly small rocks still reaching ground due to the thin Martian atmosphere, detected last moment by equipment in orbit.
 
2022-01-20 8:55:47 AM  

Mr_Vimes: "reuse trash and waste on a Mars mission"

Easy. Pack a rocket full of gutter trash reality television "stars": Kardashians, real wives, teen dumbfark, etc etc, and send them to Mars.

Save money and think about the environment at the same time by not using enough fuel.


I'm 100% OK with sending a bunch of volunteers on a suicide mission to work out the kinks.  Keep the smart people on Earth and let them provide advice with a ~20 minute delay.  I think you'd find those morons would smarten up and start carefully following instructions after the first one died.
 
2022-01-20 9:03:10 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: Jesus McSordid: It's shockingly easy. First, you can only take so much shiat with you to Mars. Second, you most likely won't more than a month or two, and you'll probably end up chewing on the walls of you habitat until you get farked by the next dust storm.
In the end your shiat and you will be recycled into fertiliser for the non-existent Martian lifeforms all at the same time.
/And they all lived happily ever after.
//Stop farking this planet, arseholes.

You have to stay on Mars (or least in orbit) for at least 5 or 6 months, because that's when your next Hohmann window opens up for the return trip. (god I love KSP)

That's one of the biggest plot holes in The Martian, after the panicked evacuation of the surface base, it wouldn't have been time to home yet, they couldn't have left then and leave him behind like that. They would have been hanging around in orbit at least long enough for the dust to settle and see him there.


Hey, so thanks for mentioning the Hohmann Window, I had never heard the term before and it's surely going to send me down a YouTube rabbit hole of space exploration videos!
 
2022-01-20 9:03:51 AM  
Use insects to help break down compost waste. Eat the insects.
 
2022-01-20 9:05:52 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: Use insects to help break down compost waste. Eat the insects.


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Do what now?
 
2022-01-20 9:08:25 AM  

XtremeLeeWyte: I don't know, watch The Martian?


Yeah. Just science the shiat out of it.
 
2022-01-20 9:30:17 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Mr_Vimes: "reuse trash and waste on a Mars mission"

Easy. Pack a rocket full of gutter trash reality television "stars": Kardashians, real wives, teen dumbfark, etc etc, and send them to Mars.

Save money and think about the environment at the same time by not using enough fuel.

I'm 100% OK with sending a bunch of volunteers on a suicide mission to work out the kinks.  Keep the smart people on Earth and let them provide advice with a ~20 minute delay.  I think you'd find those morons would smarten up and start carefully following instructions after the first one died.


Include a stoner, a full card carrying redneck (the muddin' kind, not the They Took Er Jerbs kind), a hippie (must be different from the stoner), a couple of folks from out front of Home Depot, and that guy down the street that'll fix anything for $50 and a case of beer.  Between them, they'll figure out how to get down and can make anything they could possibly need.  From hydroponic foods (and weed) to habitats and everything in between.  And maybe even improve some of the existing designs to boot.
 
2022-01-20 9:32:05 AM  
Eat the rich.

\ Gets rid of trash, provides food.
 
2022-01-20 9:43:18 AM  
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2022-01-20 9:49:01 AM  

XtremeLeeWyte: brainlordmesomorph: Jesus McSordid: It's shockingly easy. First, you can only take so much shiat with you to Mars. Second, you most likely won't more than a month or two, and you'll probably end up chewing on the walls of you habitat until you get farked by the next dust storm.
In the end your shiat and you will be recycled into fertiliser for the non-existent Martian lifeforms all at the same time.
/And they all lived happily ever after.
//Stop farking this planet, arseholes.

You have to stay on Mars (or least in orbit) for at least 5 or 6 months, because that's when your next Hohmann window opens up for the return trip. (god I love KSP)

That's one of the biggest plot holes in The Martian, after the panicked evacuation of the surface base, it wouldn't have been time to home yet, they couldn't have left then and leave him behind like that. They would have been hanging around in orbit at least long enough for the dust to settle and see him there.

Hey, so thanks for mentioning the Hohmann Window, I had never heard the term before and it's surely going to send me down a YouTube rabbit hole of space exploration videos!


If you want to get really deep in it, get the aforementioned KSP (Kerbal Space Program) and play around with actually using them. Orbital mechanics is neat stuff, and pretty counterintuitive at first glance.
 
2022-01-20 9:58:45 AM  
design all package material so that it can be melted and used in 3D printers
 
2022-01-20 10:08:11 AM  
Since Mars has no magnetic field anyone trying to live on the surface will be killed by solar and cosmic radiation within 6 months.

Unless their shelter is hardened by being made of lead or having walls 2 meters thick full of water....How they going to get that heavy material there?

Same goes for the months long journey there and back... Hard space radiation...
 
2022-01-20 10:30:58 AM  

cnocnanrionnag: Since Mars has no magnetic field anyone trying to live on the surface will be killed by solar and cosmic radiation within 6 months.

Unless their shelter is hardened by being made of lead or having walls 2 meters thick full of water....How they going to get that heavy material there?

Same goes for the months long journey there and back... Hard space radiation...


There have been talks about building the habitats in lava tubes underground to deal with the radiation. We wouldn't have all the picturesque domes and tunnels like we would like to see in all of the sci-fi movies but they'd at least still be alive.

zeroflight222: Include a stoner, a full card carrying redneck (the muddin' kind, not the They Took Er Jerbs kind), a hippie (must be different from the stoner), a couple of folks from out front of Home Depot, and that guy down the street that'll fix anything for $50 and a case of beer.  Between them, they'll figure out how to get down and can make anything they could possibly need.  From hydroponic foods (and weed) to habitats and everything in between.  And maybe even improve some of the existing designs to boot.


They should also include a couple Cubans who have managed to keep American cars running since the 1950's.
 
2022-01-20 10:40:33 AM  

cnocnanrionnag: Since Mars has no magnetic field anyone trying to live on the surface will be killed by solar and cosmic radiation within 6 months.


In the event of a major flare or something sure... but Mars surface radiation exposure is about 13x that on Earth.  It'd take about 25 years to accumulate a dose big enough to be highly confident you're going to get sick.

I wouldn't sell you medical or life insurance, that's for sure, but as long as you find shelter during major radiation events (probably around three per year) you're not likely to keel over in six months.
 
2022-01-20 10:45:11 AM  
Use it to make a hat, or a broach, or a pterodactyl!
 
2022-01-20 11:38:37 AM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: XtremeLeeWyte: brainlordmesomorph: Jesus McSordid: It's shockingly easy. First, you can only take so much shiat with you to Mars. Second, you most likely won't more than a month or two, and you'll probably end up chewing on the walls of you habitat until you get farked by the next dust storm.
In the end your shiat and you will be recycled into fertiliser for the non-existent Martian lifeforms all at the same time.
/And they all lived happily ever after.
//Stop farking this planet, arseholes.

You have to stay on Mars (or least in orbit) for at least 5 or 6 months, because that's when your next Hohmann window opens up for the return trip. (god I love KSP)

That's one of the biggest plot holes in The Martian, after the panicked evacuation of the surface base, it wouldn't have been time to home yet, they couldn't have left then and leave him behind like that. They would have been hanging around in orbit at least long enough for the dust to settle and see him there.

Hey, so thanks for mentioning the Hohmann Window, I had never heard the term before and it's surely going to send me down a YouTube rabbit hole of space exploration videos!

If you want to get really deep in it, get the aforementioned KSP (Kerbal Space Program) and play around with actually using them. Orbital mechanics is neat stuff, and pretty counterintuitive at first glance.


Yo Noticeably F.A.T. drop us a beat! 

(Thanks, I'll check that game out! Looks pretty interesting!)
 
2022-01-20 12:41:50 PM  

Slypork: cnocnanrionnag: Since Mars has no magnetic field anyone trying to live on the surface will be killed by solar and cosmic radiation within 6 months.

Unless their shelter is hardened by being made of lead or having walls 2 meters thick full of water....How they going to get that heavy material there?

Same goes for the months long journey there and back... Hard space radiation...

There have been talks about building the habitats in lava tubes underground to deal with the radiation. We wouldn't have all the picturesque domes and tunnels like we would like to see in all of the sci-fi movies but they'd at least still be alive.

zeroflight222: Include a stoner, a full card carrying redneck (the muddin' kind, not the They Took Er Jerbs kind), a hippie (must be different from the stoner), a couple of folks from out front of Home Depot, and that guy down the street that'll fix anything for $50 and a case of beer.  Between them, they'll figure out how to get down and can make anything they could possibly need.  From hydroponic foods (and weed) to habitats and everything in between.  And maybe even improve some of the existing designs to boot.

They should also include a couple Cubans who have managed to keep American cars running since the 1950's.


These were the first Belters.
 
2022-01-20 12:43:51 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: Jesus McSordid: It's shockingly easy. First, you can only take so much shiat with you to Mars. Second, you most likely won't more than a month or two, and you'll probably end up chewing on the walls of you habitat until you get farked by the next dust storm.
In the end your shiat and you will be recycled into fertiliser for the non-existent Martian lifeforms all at the same time.
/And they all lived happily ever after.
//Stop farking this planet, arseholes.

You have to stay on Mars (or least in orbit) for at least 5 or 6 months, because that's when your next Hohmann window opens up for the return trip. (god I love KSP)

That's one of the biggest plot holes in The Martian, after the panicked evacuation of the surface base, it wouldn't have been time to home yet, they couldn't have left then and leave him behind like that. They would have been hanging around in orbit at least long enough for the dust to settle and see him there.


I really wish I could see the reaction of Squad when they realized the impact KSP had on space-curious people young and old.  That must have been a really wholesome day.
 
2022-01-20 12:53:38 PM  
 
2022-01-20 1:29:35 PM  

zeroflight222: Unsung_Hero: Mr_Vimes: "reuse trash and waste on a Mars mission"

Easy. Pack a rocket full of gutter trash reality television "stars": Kardashians, real wives, teen dumbfark, etc etc, and send them to Mars.

Save money and think about the environment at the same time by not using enough fuel.

I'm 100% OK with sending a bunch of volunteers on a suicide mission to work out the kinks.  Keep the smart people on Earth and let them provide advice with a ~20 minute delay.  I think you'd find those morons would smarten up and start carefully following instructions after the first one died.

Include a stoner, a full card carrying redneck (the muddin' kind, not the They Took Er Jerbs kind), a hippie (must be different from the stoner), a couple of folks from out front of Home Depot, and that guy down the street that'll fix anything for $50 and a case of beer.  Between them, they'll figure out how to get down and can make anything they could possibly need.  From hydroponic foods (and weed) to habitats and everything in between.  And maybe even improve some of the existing designs to boot.


One of the things that bugged me about the movie Prometheus was the stupid things the characters did: look there's an oozing cobra-like thing rising out of an egg sack; I think I'll take off my helmet and gloves and try to pet it.

I guess that for a mission that involves being frozen and shot off into deep space for obscene amounts of money might not attract people who make rational decisions.
 
2022-01-20 1:42:49 PM  
How can I be the first?  (Or am I just the oldest?)
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2022-01-20 2:33:18 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: One of the things that bugged me about the movie Prometheus was the stupid things the characters did: look there's an oozing cobra-like thing rising out of an egg sack; I think I'll take off my helmet and gloves and try to pet it.


Mental note: We should disqualify anti-vaxxers from space travel.
 
2022-01-20 2:39:30 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: zeroflight222: Unsung_Hero: Mr_Vimes: "reuse trash and waste on a Mars mission"

Easy. Pack a rocket full of gutter trash reality television "stars": Kardashians, real wives, teen dumbfark, etc etc, and send them to Mars.

Save money and think about the environment at the same time by not using enough fuel.

I'm 100% OK with sending a bunch of volunteers on a suicide mission to work out the kinks.  Keep the smart people on Earth and let them provide advice with a ~20 minute delay.  I think you'd find those morons would smarten up and start carefully following instructions after the first one died.

Include a stoner, a full card carrying redneck (the muddin' kind, not the They Took Er Jerbs kind), a hippie (must be different from the stoner), a couple of folks from out front of Home Depot, and that guy down the street that'll fix anything for $50 and a case of beer.  Between them, they'll figure out how to get down and can make anything they could possibly need.  From hydroponic foods (and weed) to habitats and everything in between.  And maybe even improve some of the existing designs to boot.

One of the things that bugged me about the movie Prometheus was the stupid things the characters did: look there's an oozing cobra-like thing rising out of an egg sack; I think I'll take off my helmet and gloves and try to pet it.

I guess that for a mission that involves being frozen and shot off into deep space for obscene amounts of money might not attract people who make rational decisions.


I mean it did inspire the "Prometheus School of Running Away From Things" running gag on Cinema Sins
 
2022-01-20 3:31:18 PM  
Eat shiat.  No, that's my advice.  How dare you say it's unsound advice??
 
2022-01-20 6:04:11 PM  
edible paper

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2022-01-20 11:13:21 PM  
I have an idea but it's a pretty shiatty one.
 
2022-01-21 10:33:24 AM  

cnocnanrionnag: Since Mars has no magnetic field anyone trying to live on the surface will be killed by solar and cosmic radiation within 6 months.

Unless their shelter is hardened by being made of lead or having walls 2 meters thick full of water....How they going to get that heavy material there?


In SciFi I wrote about "Marscrete' , a reddish-brown concrete like material that was 98% martian sand and 2% polymer compounds from Earth.
 
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