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(Daily Star)   There are 2 vacation spots where you can burn up on re-entry. Only one of them is Tijuana (possible nsfw content on page)   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line
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2022-07-02 7:54:12 AM  
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And if the hotel breaks you can turn it into a ship to take you to Mars
 
2022-07-02 8:36:20 AM  
We're going to see Elysium soon, aren't we?

Rich people living in space. Everyone else on a hellhole Earth.
 
2022-07-02 9:30:07 AM  
That article is ironclad proof the taxes on Rick people are too damn low.
 
2022-07-02 9:55:27 AM  

bostonguy: We're going to see Elysium soon, aren't we?

Rich people living in space. Everyone else on a hellhole Earth.


Finally!

I hope you're practicing being rich or you're going to get left behind.
 
2022-07-02 9:59:36 AM  

Private_Citizen: That article is ironclad proof the taxes on Rick people are too damn low.


I blame the hatred of Ricks on Rick Rolling.
 
2022-07-02 9:59:51 AM  

Private_Citizen: That article is ironclad proof the taxes on Rick people are too damn low.


Farking Rick.

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2022-07-02 10:01:11 AM  

Russ1642: Private_Citizen: That article is ironclad proof the taxes on Rick people are too damn low.

I blame the hatred of Ricks on Rick Rolling.


Yeah, autocorrect...
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2022-07-02 10:02:05 AM  
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2022-07-02 10:09:52 AM  
Wow...that was a lot of words for "none of these are going to happen"
 
2022-07-02 10:11:06 AM  
At first glance, I read this title as 'rear-entry'.  was not the article I expected...
 
2022-07-02 10:11:48 AM  

Private_Citizen: Russ1642: Private_Citizen: That article is ironclad proof the taxes on Rick people are too damn low.

I blame the hatred of Ricks on Rick Rolling.

Yeah, autocorrect...
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I never ever use autocorrect. If I make a typo it's a typo, not artificial stupidity farking up my typing.
 
2022-07-02 10:12:13 AM  
Only one of them has Barbequed Iguana.
 
2022-07-02 10:13:46 AM  
All of those are complete bullshiat sci-fi. You can do a virtual walk-through if the ISS on Google Earth. It's tiny. It cost $150 billion to put up there and it's merely 420 or so km away from Earth. The idea of putting anything big enough to be a hotel up even at the same orbit as the ISS is ludicrous. The idea of putting something that big on the moon? Complete fantasy.
 
2022-07-02 10:22:41 AM  
 
2022-07-02 10:45:47 AM  
Space sickness is nausea and disorientation felt by many astronauts. NASA uses the term "space adaptation syndrome" instead of space sickness. It more closely describes the problem because it is an issue of the astronaut struggling to adapt to weightlessness in space.
Yep took the family to space. More vomit floating around than in the brochures.
 
2022-07-02 10:47:02 AM  

bostonguy: We're going to see Elysium soon, aren't we?

Rich people living in space. Everyone else on a hellhole Earth.


Vacationing on the moon, sure.

I would bet more on the Expanse level of future, where the wealthy have their space yatchs/vacation suits in space. And anyone who actually lives in space is either on payroll, or indentured servitude.
 
2022-07-02 10:51:20 AM  

bostonguy: We're going to see Elysium soon, aren't we?

Rich people living in space. Everyone else on a hellhole Earth.


Nope.  A long-term habitable space colony would have to be massive, well beyond the scale we could currently manage.  So massive, in fact, it would be far more efficient to build a lunar concrete factory to supply material to build your space colony rather than lift all the required mass out of Earth's gravity well.  And they'd STILL be reliant on Earth for frequent re-supply, meaning an extremely vulnerable umbilical cord that could be threatened to extort them.

It would make far more sense for the ultra wealthy to buy the nicest defensible place they can and build their own nation from scratch right here on Earth.  But it's even easier to simply maintain luxurious compounds in existing countries and jet off to a better one if the current one looks like it's getting unstable.
 
2022-07-02 10:57:02 AM  
I have spent a lot of time on the north Baja Peninsula.  TJ, Rosarito, Ensenada...  I love that farkin' place.   Papas and Beer in Rosarito, and the fish taco place across the street  were my second home for a looong time.

I  once  reentered by hopping the fence with the Mexicans because Shore Patrol was at the San Ysidro crossing and I was in Mexico past when I was supposed to be.  I did not burn up.
 
2022-07-02 10:59:24 AM  

Unsung_Hero: t would make far more sense for the ultra wealthy to buy the nicest defensible place they can and build their own nation from scratch right here on Earth.  But it's even easier to simply maintain luxurious compounds in existing countries and jet off to a better one if the current one looks like it's getting unstable.


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2022-07-02 11:03:48 AM  
Do you really want a carbon footprint the size of Nevada?
 
2022-07-02 11:55:07 AM  
Nuclear powered aircraft hotel that never lands.. that sounds safe especially if flying around Russia and their crazy SAM batteries. Also hotel in orbit? Yeah about that as China and other countries create LOTS of space junk in orbit to crash in to your holiday plans.
 
2022-07-02 11:59:45 AM  
Well, what do you know?
Those rats appear to have bitten my sister, Nell, again.
 
2022-07-02 12:11:46 PM  

farkitallletitend: Space sickness is nausea and disorientation felt by many astronauts. NASA uses the term "space adaptation syndrome" instead of space sickness. It more closely describes the problem because it is an issue of the astronaut struggling to adapt to weightlessness in space.
Yep took the family to space. More vomit floating around than in the brochures.


Additionally, even short periods in weightlessness cause irreversible bone loss. How would you staff the place?

Although....would there be any worker protection laws in space? Or any laws in space?
 
2022-07-02 1:04:56 PM  

bostonguy: We're going to see Elysium soon, aren't we?

Rich people living in space. Everyone else on a hellhole Earth.


Yep.
/
On a side note, I was near tears from the moment Elysium started all the way to the end credits.
 
2022-07-02 1:11:38 PM  

meanmutton: All of those are complete bullshiat sci-fi. You can do a virtual walk-through if the ISS on Google Earth. It's tiny. It cost $150 billion to put up there and it's merely 420 or so km away from Earth. The idea of putting anything big enough to be a hotel up even at the same orbit as the ISS is ludicrous. The idea of putting something that big on the moon? Complete fantasy.


Right now.
Something new could change that.
Wait. What if they put people on blu-ray data disc. Then they can fit in ships small as the ISS? And then when you want to walk around in human flesh you get beamed to some poor back on earth.  People on earth can be like Airbnbs' for rich people on data disc in space.

Their that's a fix to your silly problem
 
2022-07-02 1:12:55 PM  
Lots of sad, jealous, rich-envying communists in here.
 
2022-07-02 1:16:11 PM  

Corn_Fed: farkitallletitend: Space sickness is nausea and disorientation felt by many astronauts. NASA uses the term "space adaptation syndrome" instead of space sickness. It more closely describes the problem because it is an issue of the astronaut struggling to adapt to weightlessness in space.
Yep took the family to space. More vomit floating around than in the brochures.

Additionally, even short periods in weightlessness cause irreversible bone loss. How would you staff the place?

Although....would there be any worker protection laws in space? Or any laws in space?


Put about 4.5 billion tons of mass into a giant cylinder, pressurize it to 1 atmosphere and spin it up so the inner surface is at approximately 1g.  You'll do just fine.  Radiation won't be problem with a nice, thick hull.  You can live up there until you lose control of the closed environment and can't get what you need from Earth to re-balance it.
 
2022-07-02 1:52:18 PM  
Sure build your space hotel.

how are you going to get your passengers up there? Hrm?
 
2022-07-02 2:07:23 PM  
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2022-07-02 3:05:22 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Corn_Fed: farkitallletitend: Space sickness is nausea and disorientation felt by many astronauts. NASA uses the term "space adaptation syndrome" instead of space sickness. It more closely describes the problem because it is an issue of the astronaut struggling to adapt to weightlessness in space.
Yep took the family to space. More vomit floating around than in the brochures.

Additionally, even short periods in weightlessness cause irreversible bone loss. How would you staff the place?

Although....would there be any worker protection laws in space? Or any laws in space?

Put about 4.5 billion tons of mass into a giant cylinder, pressurize it to 1 atmosphere and spin it up so the inner surface is at approximately 1g.  You'll do just fine.  Radiation won't be problem with a nice, thick hull.  You can live up there until you lose control of the closed environment and can't get what you need from Earth to re-balance it.


You could also put 5.9 sextillion tonnes of matter in one place, that'd be enough to go roughly spherical on its own and hold on to an atmosphere on the outer surface. Spin it a little to keep it more evenly heated by the sun, and add lots of water, and most of the remaining dry surface could become at least somewhat livable.
 
2022-07-02 3:20:42 PM  
Ha - I went to San Diego for vacation one time.  It was really stupid. I ended up going to Tijuana most nights I was there. I should have stayed right on the border or maybe in Tijuana instead.

I didn't burn up on re-entry. I didn't burn anything but money and cigarettes. I didn't even burn any marijuana. Can you believe I went to California and didn't smoke any pot?  Crazy, but you could still smoke in bars in California back then and that seems even crazier now.
 
2022-07-02 3:40:22 PM  

Nimbull: Nuclear powered aircraft hotel that never lands.. that sounds safe especially if flying around Russia and their crazy SAM batteries. Also hotel in orbit? Yeah about that as China and other countries create LOTS of space junk in orbit to crash in to your holiday plans.


Russia hasn't shot down the ISS yet.

Oh, and of course you're aware that SAMs does not reach that altitude.
 
2022-07-02 3:41:52 PM  

BigGrnEggGriller: Lots of sad, jealous, rich-envying communists in here.


If we pool our money, we can send you to space.
 
2022-07-02 4:25:57 PM  

GalFisk: Unsung_Hero: Corn_Fed: farkitallletitend: Space sickness is nausea and disorientation felt by many astronauts. NASA uses the term "space adaptation syndrome" instead of space sickness. It more closely describes the problem because it is an issue of the astronaut struggling to adapt to weightlessness in space.
Yep took the family to space. More vomit floating around than in the brochures.

Additionally, even short periods in weightlessness cause irreversible bone loss. How would you staff the place?

Although....would there be any worker protection laws in space? Or any laws in space?

Put about 4.5 billion tons of mass into a giant cylinder, pressurize it to 1 atmosphere and spin it up so the inner surface is at approximately 1g.  You'll do just fine.  Radiation won't be problem with a nice, thick hull.  You can live up there until you lose control of the closed environment and can't get what you need from Earth to re-balance it.

You could also put 5.9 sextillion tonnes of matter in one place, that'd be enough to go roughly spherical on its own and hold on to an atmosphere on the outer surface. Spin it a little to keep it more evenly heated by the sun, and add lots of water, and most of the remaining dry surface could become at least somewhat livable.


Sounds affordable!
 
2022-07-02 5:55:16 PM  

GalFisk: You could also put 5.9 sextillion tonnes of matter in one place, that'd be enough to go roughly spherical on its own and hold on to an atmosphere on the outer surface. Spin it a little to keep it more evenly heated by the sun, and add lots of water, and most of the remaining dry surface could become at least somewhat livable.


You'd think so, but you'd have to find the mass (with an optimal mix of elements), most likely you'd think from the Kuiper Belt.  That's going to take some effort to force together into something suitable.  And you're going to discover that the Kuiper Belt only has about 6% of the mass you need (and a lot of that is already in inconveniently large clumps), so you're going to have to go further out into the Oort cloud.  More distance means more time, and more delicate orbital alterations.

When you've forced all that mass together, it's going to be HOT.  It'll cool after a few million, but then you're still going to wait a couple of billion years for a suitable biosphere to evolve to support humans.  If it does.  There are plenty of ways it could go wrong by amounts small or large.

And of course you'd have to find a place within the Goldilocks zone to place it that didn't inconveniently affect the orbits of the other planets.  The people still on Earth are probably going to get pissed if you mess with their planet, no matter how badly its ecosphere is collapsing.  And those damn Earthlings are violent and have rockets and nukes.

I think the massive space station idea is actually a LOT more practical when you really look at it.
 
2022-07-02 5:57:46 PM  

bostonguy: We're going to see Elysium soon, aren't we?

Rich people living in space. Everyone else on a hellhole Earth.


That was a horrible movie. With all the perfectly good scifi out there they went on their own with their own dumb script.
 
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