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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-10 08:34 PM
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87. WTF is going on?
I wonder if they even know?
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  -Watch the BP Cam! Thread #16! gateley  Jun-03-10 07:35 PM   #0 
  - Woot! Here to cheer on the successful mating of dear TC4 and Mr. Wonderful BOP  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 07:38 PM   #1 
  - It would be cool if the ROV arms lit up a cigarette afterwards...  scheming daemons   Jun-03-10 07:40 PM   #3 
     - Or if they had 2 monkey fists shaking all over  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 07:42 PM   #6 
  - Looks like an Ed Wood movie to me. n/t  rzemanfl   Jun-03-10 07:39 PM   #2 
  - I was thinking a James Cameron movie, coming soon to a theater near you!  csziggy   Jun-03-10 07:44 PM   #7 
     - What will they call it? "We Killed the Fucking Gulf of Mexico and  rzemanfl   Jun-03-10 07:47 PM   #12 
        - "Wall-E: The Prequel"  csziggy   Jun-03-10 08:07 PM   #39 
  - Where did it go?  flamingdem   Jun-03-10 07:41 PM   #4 
  - Cold feet?  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 07:41 PM   #5 
  - If they are able to attach the cap  warrior1   Jun-03-10 07:47 PM   #13 
  - Oh she's back. Had to have her hair braided n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 07:44 PM   #8 
     - .  Junkdrawer   Jun-03-10 07:46 PM   #11 
  - Is Operation Mount the BOP on??? All obstacles clear ... n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 07:45 PM   #9 
  - Here we go...  drm604   Jun-03-10 07:46 PM   #10 
  - I think the action is about to begin!!!  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 07:49 PM   #14 
  - I think there's a misperception about the force and speed of the spew...  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 07:49 PM   #15 
  - So what is your conclusion/persnal opinion of flow rate? n/t  time_has_come   Jun-03-10 07:58 PM   #28 
     - 30 inches per second.  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 08:01 PM   #33 
        - no,volume  time_has_come   Jun-03-10 10:49 PM   #122 
  - Nooooooooo! You fuckers!  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 07:50 PM   #16 
  - Pervert! Voyeur!  wtmusic   Jun-03-10 07:52 PM   #18 
  - Yea, I lost one of my feeds.  drm604   Jun-03-10 07:52 PM   #20 
  - I'm wondering if they are taking a dinner break or a strategy meeting  csziggy   Jun-03-10 07:56 PM   #24 
     - Probably something veering wildly out of control  wtmusic   Jun-03-10 07:59 PM   #29 
  - I believe this is correctly termed "floor-play". nt  wtmusic   Jun-03-10 07:50 PM   #17 
  - Now they have a still from Star Trek. n/t  rzemanfl   Jun-03-10 07:52 PM   #19 
  - It'd be funny if all the cams went to this  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 07:54 PM   #21 
  - They should at least be able to go to the local when it's all over and knock  Cleita   Jun-03-10 07:58 PM   #27 
  - OMFG! The Capitol Building fell a mile under the Gulf of Mexico.  rzemanfl   Jun-03-10 07:54 PM   #22 
  - Not there yet?  Cleita   Jun-03-10 07:56 PM   #23 
  - Is anybody getting anything besides the monkey fist?  gateley   Jun-03-10 07:57 PM   #25 
  - Only monkey fist here. Sends a message doesn't it?  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:02 PM   #34 
  - You could go to Boa DeepC ROV 1 and watch the guy in the red coverall  csziggy   Jun-03-10 08:03 PM   #35 
  - That's the only working feed I can find.  drm604   Jun-03-10 08:04 PM   #37 
  - No - gone again. REFRESH! The Enterprise feeds are back!  csziggy   Jun-03-10 08:09 PM   #44 
  - Enterprise feeds were just back for a few seconds... n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:05 PM   #38 
  - Seriously... WTF are they waiting for? Time is of the essence....  scheming daemons   Jun-03-10 07:58 PM   #26 
  - What's a few million barrels between friends?  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 07:59 PM   #30 
  - More methanol to both of them, should give em a buzz and put 'em in the mood.  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 07:59 PM   #31 
  - They're trying to make sure they get it right. Measure twice...  gateley   Jun-03-10 08:00 PM   #32 
  - Shouldn't the music from 2001:A Space Odyssey be playing in the background?  scheming daemons   Jun-03-10 08:03 PM   #36 
  - Or, something sexy.... Barry White?  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 08:09 PM   #43 
  - maybe they are gathering the big wigs before the final try to cap it...  Gin   Jun-03-10 08:12 PM   #46 
  - Done with work. Back to ROV cam. Looks like I haven't missed much? n/t  Subdivisions   Jun-03-10 08:08 PM   #40 
  - Just in time - I hope! nt  gateley   Jun-03-10 08:25 PM   #64 
  - What's the feces-encrusted joystick in the foreground?  wtmusic   Jun-03-10 08:08 PM   #41 
  - That's not a feces encrusted joystick!  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 08:11 PM   #45 
  - Serves me right for going to work today!  wtmusic   Jun-03-10 08:18 PM   #55 
     - Take a marble and bootlace, presto, a handsome key fob for your special friends!  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 08:23 PM   #62 
  - Monkeys fist  csziggy   Jun-03-10 08:13 PM   #47 
  - Maybe holding everything still so some debris can settle? n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:09 PM   #42 
  - They're waiting for us to look away. Oh wait, some movement...  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:13 PM   #48 
  - While we're waiting - has anybody noticed the 2 different flows from the BOP pipe?  HughMoran   Jun-03-10 08:13 PM   #49 
  - Maybe related to different pressures n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:15 PM   #51 
  - I have been noticing that.  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 08:15 PM   #52 
  - I see I didn't miss much.....  jaxx   Jun-03-10 08:23 PM   #60 
  - Oh now I get it! They're cueing up "Dark Side of the Moon" n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:14 PM   #50 
  - Have the Gate-keeper and Key-master met yet?  Junkdrawer   Jun-03-10 08:16 PM   #53 
  - The one feed, showing the cap thing, seems to be a series of stills.  drm604   Jun-03-10 08:17 PM   #54 
  - Here comes 4!  MgtPA   Jun-03-10 08:21 PM   #56 
  - They're within spitting distance ! n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:21 PM   #57 
  - You're too low!  drm604   Jun-03-10 08:22 PM   #58 
  - Now now, they need to cuddle a little first n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:23 PM   #61 
  - It's like...a good and an evil smoke monster n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:23 PM   #59 
  - Snow Miser and Heat Miser.  drm604   Jun-03-10 08:26 PM   #66 
  - Anyone have an idea of how heavy the cap is? I'd imagine it would need to be VERY heavy. nt  Parker CA   Jun-03-10 08:25 PM   #63 
  - Oh my... they need the ROV to help 'em out ... wait, you're taking her away!  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:26 PM   #65 
  - Enough small talk, let's get to the action! nt  flamingdem   Jun-03-10 08:26 PM   #67 
  - I see juices mingling! ... n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:27 PM   #68 
  - Eewww! n/t  Subdivisions   Jun-03-10 08:29 PM   #71 
  - It's her goddamn big feet. And what's she got, like 6 of them ? n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:28 PM   #69 
  - Looks like the ROVs are moving in.  drm604   Jun-03-10 08:29 PM   #70 
  - Okkkkkk the final count down.  jaxx   Jun-03-10 08:30 PM   #72 
  - Seriously. The intensity in the ROV operators room must be ridiculous right now. nt  Parker CA   Jun-03-10 08:31 PM   #74 
  - I dunno, if they have even half a sense of humor, they might be cracking up n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:32 PM   #78 
  - It's been a loooong wait. 16 threads worth! Everybody send them good  Subdivisions   Jun-03-10 08:32 PM   #77 
     - Fingers crossed....vibes to the max  jaxx   Jun-03-10 08:35 PM   #88 
  - She's probably whispering in his ear: ..." you've been naughty, haven't you?" n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:30 PM   #73 
  - ?!?!  thewiseguy   Jun-03-10 08:31 PM   #76 
     - You had to be there I guess n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:42 PM   #112 
  - Looks like it's showtime. Things are moving in and happening.  Cleita   Jun-03-10 08:31 PM   #75 
  - Wow. I'm glad I got here in time! =) n/t  Subdivisions   Jun-03-10 08:32 PM   #80 
  - That ROV has hold of it  drm604   Jun-03-10 08:32 PM   #79 
  - Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Baby!  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:32 PM   #81 
  - Lol. You're nuts! =) n/t  Subdivisions   Jun-03-10 08:34 PM   #86 
  - Do you think they're experiencing problems, or just part of the process? I'm almost  gateley   Jun-03-10 08:33 PM   #82 
  - oh. baby.  wtmusic   Jun-03-10 08:33 PM   #83 
  - LOL! Love your sig pic! n/t  Subdivisions   Jun-03-10 08:37 PM   #99 
  - Everything's obscured.  drm604   Jun-03-10 08:33 PM   #84 
  - uh oh  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:33 PM   #85 
  - WTF is going on?  drm604   Jun-03-10 08:34 PM   #87 
  - doesn't look good does it  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:35 PM   #89 
  - please work #4  Gin   Jun-03-10 08:36 PM   #94 
  - Holding my breath here... n/t  Subdivisions   Jun-03-10 08:35 PM   #90 
  - Nail biting time again.  Cleita   Jun-03-10 08:37 PM   #95 
  - I think they are putting the cap on...  thewiseguy   Jun-03-10 08:37 PM   #96 
     - They already put the cap on. Then everything went black. n/t  Subdivisions   Jun-03-10 08:39 PM   #103 
  - Time to apply the proper amount of suction n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:36 PM   #91 
  - Did it just start leaking from another part of the pipe?  Phoonzang   Jun-03-10 08:36 PM   #92 
  - Give it time. Adjusting!  KansasVoter   Jun-03-10 08:36 PM   #93 
  - positioned right but how are they going to lock it on??  anAustralianobserver   Jun-03-10 08:37 PM   #97 
  - Backing off.  drm604   Jun-03-10 08:37 PM   #98 
  - Different feed close up to the goings on  jaxx   Jun-03-10 08:38 PM   #101 
  - Thanks for that. n/t  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 08:40 PM   #107 
  - It's because there's no seal between them  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:39 PM   #104 
  - She's holding on, like riding a bronco. They need to start sucking n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:38 PM   #100 
  - Flecks of methane ice flying around?  wtmusic   Jun-03-10 08:38 PM   #102 
  - I think the cap is on  thewiseguy   Jun-03-10 08:40 PM   #105 
  - I may be too soon but there is still oil gushing out  thewiseguy   Jun-03-10 08:41 PM   #109 
  - Close, right next to one another but not on top yet... nt  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 08:42 PM   #111 
  - #4 is a trooper  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:40 PM   #106 
  - Comments from fellow peanut galleries  flamingdem   Jun-03-10 08:41 PM   #108 
  - This is MUCH more engrossing that the finale of LOST. Serious.  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:42 PM   #110 
  - I missed the moment ... how much did the plume change when they capped it?  jimlup   Jun-03-10 08:42 PM   #113 
  - I think it probably froze up. That's why you see all the oil coming out the bottom =( n/t  Subdivisions   Jun-03-10 08:44 PM   #116 
  - Run!!! Evacuate the planet!!! (says Monkeyfist) n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:43 PM   #114 
  - It's happening!!! It's a mess to see, check this feed:  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 08:44 PM   #115 
  - Maybe next they put C-clamps around them? n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:47 PM   #117 
  - Fear NOT!, DU Under Sea BP ROV Club Members.... Fear Not!  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 08:49 PM   #118 
     - Thread #17 is up  jaxx   Jun-03-10 08:50 PM   #119 
     - The fact that #4 is seated and staying there is already amazing  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:51 PM   #120 
     - Agreed! Fear not for they shall have their  Subdivisions   Jun-03-10 08:52 PM   #121 
 

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