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(SpongeGuy)   He used to live in a pineapple under the sea. He now lives in a swanky $1.5M eco-sustainable supposed to float spaceship house   (allthatsinteresting.com) divider line
    More: Amusing, Ocean, Prototype, The Unveiling, unfortunate sinking of the SeaPod prototype, Bilge, prototype model, United States customary units, company's mission statement  
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1381 clicks; posted to STEM » on 07 Oct 2022 at 2:05 AM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-06 8:47:05 PM  
Looks like they need to come up with a new list price.
 
2022-10-06 9:29:25 PM  
Dutch rudder on that ship
 
2022-10-06 10:02:25 PM  
Why yes, there is vertical video of it.

$1.5 Million Floating Home Prototype Sinks Into The Water Just As It's Unveiled #failarmy #epicfails
Youtube 1yG2qsQwutM
 
2022-10-06 10:23:35 PM  
A significant portion of all ocean going ships are flagged as Panamanian
 
2022-10-06 10:29:55 PM  
"I know, I'll build my house on the water! It's so genius! Why are all these idiots building on LAND!?"
 
2022-10-06 10:46:03 PM  
Don't give up.
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2022-10-06 11:56:16 PM  
I sure wouldn't want to rely on a bilge pump to keep my house above water. But, I'm just pragmatic like that.
 
2022-10-07 1:23:14 AM  
Give'm out to homeless machinist mates
 
2022-10-07 2:21:23 AM  
Neat
 
2022-10-07 4:18:41 AM  
Wait a minute, my popcorn hasn't popped!
 
2022-10-07 4:33:29 AM  
Why on earth would you make something that's supposed to float that deliberately top-heavy?
 
2022-10-07 5:16:13 AM  
This is why you don't offer a king size waterbed or grand piano option on your floating houses.
 
2022-10-07 5:19:45 AM  
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2022-10-07 6:15:41 AM  

qorkfiend: Why on earth would you make something that's supposed to float that deliberately top-heavy?


YRLY the old Navy sailor in me started twitching when I saw the design.
 
2022-10-07 6:25:02 AM  

qorkfiend: Why on earth would you make something that's supposed to float that deliberately top-heavy?


When the shiatter is full, only about a foot sticks out above the water line. Mistake was testing it with an empty shiatter.
 
2022-10-07 6:40:44 AM  
This is a fairly good summary of most 'ECO' startups, tbh. Cocaine-induced fever-dreams of a design student who convinced new-money-having-folks that [previously dismissed for obvious reasons] designs are the FUTURE!!

/Sebastian: "Darling it's better, down where it's better"
//Marge: "That's your solution to everything, Homie"
///Octopus: "Get off my lawn!"
 
2022-10-07 8:27:04 AM  

phishrace: This is why you don't offer a king size waterbed or grand piano option on your floating houses.


One mid-size yacht (40M) I did had a grand piano in the Skylounge (i.e. the upper Living Room/Bar) - a US$5M grand piano.
 
2022-10-07 8:57:17 AM  
It's a boat that isn't a boat because it doesn't float. Brilliant!
 
2022-10-07 9:39:07 AM  

uttertosh: This is a fairly good summary of most 'ECO' startups, tbh. Cocaine-induced fever-dreams of a design student who convinced new-money-having-folks that [previously dismissed for obvious reasons] designs are the FUTURE!!

/Sebastian: "Darling it's better, down where it's better"
//Marge: "That's your solution to everything, Homie"
///Octopus: "Get off my lawn!"


I don't think this is an "eco" thing. If it was seriously about enviromentalism they wouldn't be trying to live on the ocean in custom-built pods that have to be seaworth and with no connection to large scale infrastructure or utilities.

I read about this before and it sounds like another libertarian "seasteading" attempt. I.e. to live in international waters to escape the tyranny of taxes and age of consent laws or something like that.
 
2022-10-07 11:08:59 AM  

1000Monkeys: uttertosh: This is a fairly good summary of most 'ECO' startups, tbh. Cocaine-induced fever-dreams of a design student who convinced new-money-having-folks that [previously dismissed for obvious reasons] designs are the FUTURE!!

/Sebastian: "Darling it's better, down where it's better"
//Marge: "That's your solution to everything, Homie"
///Octopus: "Get off my lawn!"

I don't think this is an "eco" thing. If it was seriously about enviromentalism they wouldn't be trying to live on the ocean in custom-built pods that have to be seaworth and with no connection to large scale infrastructure or utilities.

I read about this before and it sounds like another libertarian "seasteading" attempt. I.e. to live in international waters to escape the tyranny of taxes and age of consent laws or something like that.
News articles must always validate my personal political ideology.


Sometimes environmentalists fark things up.  Admitting it doesn't mean it's not a worthy cause, denying it just makes you look like a zealot.
 
2022-10-07 2:49:16 PM  

FLMountainMan: Sometimes environmentalists fark things up.  Admitting it doesn't mean it's not a worthy cause, denying it just makes you look like a zealot.


I have no problem admitting that environmentalists sometimes fark up. There's plenty of environmental initiatives that are ineffective or outright counterproductive.

But what makes you think they are environmentalists? Because they used a bunch of buzzwords? Even Exxon talks about "sustainability" and "low carbon" nowadays.

Just about every company and organisation nowadays boasts about being "green" and most of it is just for show. I can question someone's sincerity without being a zealot. Especially when they're basically selling million-dollar, less-mobile yachts with a "water patio" and claiming it's creating a "eco-sustainable paradise".
Even the on land version is ridiculous: a bunch or steel and concrete (which generate huge amounts of CO2) pods loosely scattered in the wilderness.  Even taken at face value, these will never be more than toys for the rich to occasionally "glamp" in.

If their site is anything to go by their thinking on how any of this this is better for the environment doesn't go beyond "72% of earth's surface is ocean so why not live there?". Maybe they do sincerely believe they are environmentalists helping the environment but just forgot to actually do any thinking on how to do so. I find the greenwashing explanation more convincing.

/ Even the "environmental" category of their blog mostly talks about 3D printing coral habitats. Something that can be done by a rock.
 
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