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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-02-10 01:19 PM
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15. The networks obviously know that this is generating a lot of interest due to
the hits on their sites. Wouldn't it be cool to have, like in baseball, a couple of play-by-play people discussing and explaining what we're watching? The network that does that would get the lion's share of views, I would think, and that translates into advertising dollars. If I'm right, hope someone actually does it.
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  -Watch the BP Cam! Thread #11 NYC_SKP  Jun-02-10 01:02 PM   #0 
  - Hey!  Subdivisions   Jun-02-10 01:04 PM   #1 
  - I think the Diamond Wire Saw is on the way to the surface....  Junkdrawer   Jun-02-10 01:05 PM   #2 
  - WKRG shows it dangling like a sad dead defeated bot.  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 01:11 PM   #7 
     - Poor thing. He coulda been somebody.  Subdivisions   Jun-02-10 01:16 PM   # 
        - ...  gateley   Jun-02-10 01:45 PM   #28 
  - Fox Feed ROV is on it's way to the surface.  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 01:06 PM   #3 
  - So, I've been working and have apparently missed something. Did  Subdivisions   Jun-02-10 01:07 PM   #4 
     - Quick, ABC feed shows ICE BLOB.  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 01:09 PM   #5 
     - Ok, where is that thing? Is is on the ROV or on the BOP? n/t  Subdivisions   Jun-02-10 01:12 PM   #9 
        - That camera is attached to the saw at the control panel, and it's on it's way up.  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 01:18 PM   #14 
     - Yes! WKRG feed shows it hanging from cable... nt  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 01:09 PM   #6 
  - DANG! This DU Under Sea BP ROV C-L-U-B thread series should be  Subdivisions   Jun-02-10 01:11 PM   #8 
  - The BP GoM oil gusher. Let's give credit where credit is due! :-)  gateley   Jun-02-10 01:16 PM   #11 
     - Yes, my bad. =) n/t  Subdivisions   Jun-02-10 01:16 PM   #12 
  - Thanks NYC_SKP! Had to walk my brother's poor old dog. She's happy now. nt  gateley   Jun-02-10 01:15 PM   #10 
  - And relieved. =) n/t  Subdivisions   Jun-02-10 01:17 PM   #13 
  - The networks obviously know that this is generating a lot of interest due to  gateley   Jun-02-10 01:19 PM   #15 
  - Diamond Wire Saw now less than 2000 feet from surface (ABC & FOX feeds)  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 01:21 PM   #16 
  - CNN alternate feed shows the circular saw...  SurfingScientist   Jun-02-10 01:23 PM   #17 
  - Hard to saw what's up with the saw.... Link:  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 01:25 PM   #18 
     - here goes...  SurfingScientist   Jun-02-10 01:26 PM   #19 
  - ABC is showing somebody's Mac desktop - anyone able to see what's on it?  gateley   Jun-02-10 01:30 PM   #20 
  - Screensaver is...  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 01:33 PM   #22 
     - I know - I grabbed a shot in case it was an accident and we were watching  gateley   Jun-02-10 01:35 PM   #23 
  - Fox and WKRG feeds paused, they're screwing around on a Mac, which is fine....  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 01:31 PM   #21 
  - My iCal shows 2 as I'm guessing every Mac owner's does -- Hmmmm.  gateley   Jun-02-10 01:38 PM   #26 
     - So.....All this was filmed on May 17th. They. Are. So. Busted!  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 01:47 PM   #29 
        - So true! I just don't get it. I'm going to call my best friend who is all things Mac,  gateley   Jun-02-10 01:52 PM   #30 
           - Snow Leopard allows you to record your desktop in Quick Time - Jim sounds  gateley   Jun-02-10 02:15 PM   #40 
              - Somewhere that video has been saved. It was only on that one feed.  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 02:17 PM   #42 
                 - I saw the dock magnify when the curser was going over it, but didn't notice the  gateley   Jun-02-10 02:28 PM   #46 
  - Are they thinking of finishing this off with the circular saw? (CNN feed)  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 01:36 PM   #24 
  - doubt it  HughMoran   Jun-02-10 01:41 PM   #27 
     - *IF* the drill pipe is unsecured inside the well casing  lumberjack_jeff   Jun-02-10 02:02 PM   #34 
        - Funny, there are claims that the drill pipe is wedged into the BOP shears  HughMoran   Jun-02-10 02:07 PM   #35 
        - I think if the shear rams were working at all, they'd have done what you describe.  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 02:10 PM   #37 
        - Or the EXACT same thing happed that happened in 1979.  Statistical   Jun-02-10 02:13 PM   #39 
        - That is dumb huh?  HughMoran   Jun-02-10 02:24 PM   #45 
        - It's actually quite complicated - the Oil Drum thread describing why the Top Kill failed went into  HughMoran   Jun-02-10 02:22 PM   #44 
        - Interesting. If so, it would be a very risky move to open the shears. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Jun-02-10 02:16 PM   #41 
        - I once had to saw through a 4-foot diameter Concrete Manhole Dome with a Worm Drive Skilsaw.  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 02:08 PM   #36 
  - I expect the saw to surface shortly, in just minutes. FOX feed. nt  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 01:38 PM   #25 
  - Just seeing all the oil gush out makes me sick  tandot   Jun-02-10 01:53 PM   #31 
  - We all feel that way. Heartbreaking.  gateley   Jun-02-10 01:57 PM   #32 
  - Bookmarking  DoBotherMe   Jun-02-10 01:58 PM   #33 
  - Some of us are semi-obsessed with this  HughMoran   Jun-02-10 02:12 PM   #38 
     - Semi? And no need to name names. :-) nt  gateley   Jun-02-10 02:18 PM   #43 
  - Some links while there's a lull...  Feron   Jun-02-10 02:28 PM   #47 
  - Funny how the ROV operator said "forget work, check out the whale!"  HughMoran   Jun-02-10 02:35 PM   #48 
  - I was just commenting on that - I bet they were so excited! nt  gateley   Jun-02-10 02:36 PM   #50 
  - Wow - OUTSTANDING links, Feron! Thank you so much! I love how the camera  gateley   Jun-02-10 02:36 PM   #49 
  - Thanks for those, we should add them to Thread #12.  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 02:57 PM   #54 
  - I thought equipment was headed up to the surface, but so far there's no sign of that.  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 02:40 PM   #51 
  - Ooh - action on the WKRG feed, for some reason movement always encourages me.  gateley   Jun-02-10 02:42 PM   #52 
  - Trying to clip something to something. I think I see a monkey fist. Check this out...  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 02:51 PM   #53 
  - I'm gonna be gone soon, Thread #12 is up to you. Maybe add these...  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 02:58 PM   #55 
     - Will do! Hurry back! nt  gateley   Jun-02-10 02:59 PM   #56 
     - I'm calling Thread #77  HughMoran   Jun-02-10 03:00 PM   #57 
        - Remember. Safety First!  NYC_SKP   Jun-02-10 03:03 PM   #58 
  - Why don't they just bomb the fucking thing?  AngryAmish   Jun-02-10 03:09 PM   #59 
  - lol  HughMoran   Jun-02-10 03:27 PM   #60 
  - Any idea what's going on? Anybody?  gateley   Jun-02-10 03:36 PM   #61 
  - The diamond string blade is broken....  Junkdrawer   Jun-02-10 04:48 PM   #64 
     - Sigh. To me, though, that doesn't sound as critical as the stuck blade. We'll see. Thanks! nt  gateley   Jun-02-10 05:06 PM   #66 
  - WHEN did they free the saw? I can't believe I missed that!  gateley   Jun-02-10 03:40 PM   #62 
  - The Saw appears to be heading up again. It's at 197' and climbing.  lamp_shade   Jun-02-10 04:45 PM   #63 
  - When I came on a few mins ago I thought it was coming down.  jaxx   Jun-02-10 04:58 PM   #65 
     - It looked like the ROV escorted the Saw to the top, left it there, and headed back down.  lamp_shade   Jun-02-10 05:40 PM   #69 
  - A little Watch BP cam history for the club.  jaxx   Jun-02-10 05:19 PM   #67 
  - You started it, jaxx, so thank YOU!  gateley   Jun-02-10 05:39 PM   #68 
  - It's been a real community effort.  jaxx   Jun-02-10 05:56 PM   #75 
  - ... and all done with practically no politicizing.  lamp_shade   Jun-02-10 05:43 PM   #71 
     - Ain't that amazing!!  jaxx   Jun-02-10 05:57 PM   #76 
  - Looks like Jaws might return and the saw is out...NYT excerpt:  Feron   Jun-02-10 05:43 PM   #70 
  - Great find - thanks!! nt  gateley   Jun-02-10 05:51 PM   #72 
  - Said that this morning....  Junkdrawer   Jun-02-10 05:54 PM   #74 
  - THREAD # 12 Link! Warning -- my first post didn't take so had to cut and  gateley   Jun-02-10 05:53 PM   #73 

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