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12. CNN doing a play by play nt
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  -Watch BP cam ... Thread #17 jaxx  Jun-03-10 08:49 PM   #0 
  - I'm feeling optimistic for the first time about this n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:52 PM   #1 
  - I just wanted to chime in and thank all of you  mikelgb   Jun-03-10 08:53 PM   #2 
  - I got scared for a moment there but now that the oil has settled down,  Subdivisions   Jun-03-10 08:54 PM   #3 
  - Is that the cup like thing...OMG this is giving me goosebumps.  jaxx   Jun-03-10 08:56 PM   #4 
  - So why didn't they try this first?  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 08:56 PM   #5 
  - I've wondered that myself. I think they thought they could kill it with cement. But,  Subdivisions   Jun-03-10 08:57 PM   #6 
  - No proof it worked yet. And cutting off the riser worried them.  KansasVoter   Jun-03-10 08:58 PM   #7 
  - Top Kill and Junk Shot are approaches that have been used elsewhere.  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 09:00 PM   #11 
  - Top kill, if it worked, would have essentially 'killed' the well. No more oil. This  gateley   Jun-03-10 09:10 PM   #23 
  - Top kill was a plan as hair brained as it was to actually try and cap the well permanently  NNN0LHI   Jun-03-10 09:12 PM   #24 
  - This is old feed of the original riser ....  jaxx   Jun-03-10 08:59 PM   #8 
  - The relief on the top that's gushing minimizes the lift pressure  HughMoran   Jun-03-10 08:59 PM   #9 
  - First they have to make sure no hydrates form to block the pipe  csziggy   Jun-03-10 09:16 PM   #29 
     - Yeah, I realize they have to take their time  HughMoran   Jun-03-10 09:22 PM   #38 
        - I'm choosing to see it as a positive sign that the vents are flowing  csziggy   Jun-03-10 09:46 PM   #48 
           - I think you meant lighter than water not air  GeorgeGist   Jun-03-10 09:53 PM   #54 
              - Yeah - I've been spending too much time watching this stuff  csziggy   Jun-03-10 09:57 PM   #57 
  - that's ALL drilling mud coming out of that pipe!  Clio the Leo   Jun-03-10 08:59 PM   #10 
  - Welcome to the DU Under Sea BP ROV Club!!!!  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 09:02 PM   #13 
  - CNN doing a play by play nt  flamingdem   Jun-03-10 09:00 PM   #12 
  - Thx I turned it on.  jaxx   Jun-03-10 09:03 PM   #14 
  - Now they're just bitching.  jaxx   Jun-03-10 09:05 PM   #16 
     - Exactly. We want a narration of Le Cap d'Oil nt  flamingdem   Jun-03-10 09:06 PM   #18 
  - What? I saw an eel squirming on one of the cams @ 5000ft  HughMoran   Jun-03-10 09:04 PM   #15 
  - Maybe it was a tube worm?  Cleita   Jun-03-10 09:06 PM   #19 
  - Looking good so far...  Feron   Jun-03-10 09:05 PM   #17 
  - Thanks, jaxx! nt  gateley   Jun-03-10 09:06 PM   #20 
  - Sorry I didn't take the time to fix all the links....... :(  jaxx   Jun-03-10 09:07 PM   #21 
     - It's not a big problem to click on link to Thread 16 - don't worry about it! nt  gateley   Jun-03-10 09:13 PM   #25 
  - More commentary from fellow peanut gallery  flamingdem   Jun-03-10 09:08 PM   #22 
  - thanks for posting those snips from the chat! n/t  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 09:13 PM   #26 
  - OUR threads have been blissfully snark-free! We can go back to disagreeing  gateley   Jun-03-10 09:14 PM   #27 
     - I was just thinking the same thing.  jaxx   Jun-03-10 09:16 PM   #32 
        - Lakers up by 2  flamingdem   Jun-03-10 09:19 PM   #36 
  - What's that stuff that looks like flames?  drm604   Jun-03-10 09:15 PM   #28 
  - it's the light from  warrior1   Jun-03-10 09:16 PM   #31 
  - Ah, that makes sense. n/t  drm604   Jun-03-10 09:18 PM   #34 
  - the hot water and antifreeze stuff? or the original second stream (more gaseous?)?  anAustralianobserver   Jun-03-10 09:18 PM   #33 
  - it's part of the machinery (it's yellow) and it looks  IcyPeas   Jun-03-10 09:19 PM   #37 
  - CNN reported it to be  Control-Z   Jun-03-10 10:59 PM   #89 
  - So now I'm wondering: why couldn't they have scored some threads around the riser?  Duer 157099   Jun-03-10 09:16 PM   #30 
  - Not impossible but not the easiest way to secure an attachment in this case, either.  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 09:31 PM   #42 
  - So...Will anyone tell us they're pumping oil, or will we have to wait....  Junkdrawer   Jun-03-10 09:18 PM   #35 
  - The oilcano is still there but coming out of the hat now.  Feron   Jun-03-10 09:25 PM   #39 
  - when this bot closes the valve, they're pumping oil to the surface ship....  Junkdrawer   Jun-03-10 09:29 PM   #40 
  - Wow. nt  gateley   Jun-03-10 09:43 PM   #45 
  - Anderson Cooper said they're not getting real time updates from BP. CNN will  gateley   Jun-03-10 09:30 PM   #41 
  - Anderson Cooper: Not a member of da club. Clearly.  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 09:32 PM   #43 
     - I've been amused at the 'updates - this just in' on TV when the club members  gateley   Jun-03-10 09:34 PM   #44 
  - I suspect that it's in BPs self interest to start sucking oil PDQ and to report such ASAP.  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 09:44 PM   #46 
     - Agree. Now, if it wasn't on camera I don't know if they'd be that motivated since  gateley   Jun-03-10 09:46 PM   #49 
     - Gotta go out for a bit to get some stuff for camping this weekend. Y'all  Subdivisions   Jun-03-10 09:47 PM   #50 
        - Hope you can get WiFi in your tent! nt  gateley   Jun-03-10 09:51 PM   #52 
  - i dont think its going very good  meow mix   Jun-03-10 09:46 PM   #47 
  - It's probably the ROVs moving side to side..  Feron   Jun-03-10 09:52 PM   #53 
  - I can't see the uptake pipe on the cap. Did it get blown away?  amerikat   Jun-03-10 09:48 PM   #51 
  - I think we're several steps away from the finished installation.  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 09:58 PM   #59 
     - There was a pipe coming out of the top of the cap when they  amerikat   Jun-03-10 10:13 PM   #70 
  - HEY! Post your favorite feed! (lots are down, some better than others)  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 09:56 PM   #55 
  - I'm watching this one to see if pumping has reached the ship....  Junkdrawer   Jun-03-10 10:00 PM   #62 
  - looks like the stuff is still spewing  wordpix   Jun-03-10 10:25 PM   #82 
  - I use this multifeed to find out what is working  csziggy   Jun-03-10 10:01 PM   #63 
  - That's a good starting point, really sucks the bandwidth but great way to select a feed.  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 10:02 PM   #66 
  - Thanks for the links.  HCE SuiGeneris   Jun-03-10 10:34 PM   #85 
  - Another multi-cam feed...  caduceus111   Jun-03-10 10:19 PM   #78 
     - Thank you, please join us in thread 18....  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 11:21 PM   #91 
  - What's the maximum pump rate? Looking at the relief valve, (one of two)....  Junkdrawer   Jun-03-10 09:57 PM   #56 
  - this cam the one to watch atm  anAustralianobserver   Jun-03-10 09:58 PM   #58 
  - Chemical dispersant. n/t  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 09:59 PM   #61 
     - I see; hoping this is only the beginning of getting the cap operational.  anAustralianobserver   Jun-03-10 10:08 PM   #68 
  - Bad link for "All cams (BP site)"  Strelnikov_   Jun-03-10 09:59 PM   #60 
  - Recommend Enterprise 2 and Skandi 1, and this one:  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 10:01 PM   #64 
     - The Enterprise 2 feed sure makes it look like they made the pipe diameter  Trillo   Jun-03-10 10:18 PM   #75 
        - It's hard to see what's up, and the LMRP idea has been abandoned, this is the Top Cap...  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 10:31 PM   #83 
  - Yikes! .......checkout the live feed from Skandi ROV1  tencats   Jun-03-10 10:02 PM   #65 
  - scary  wordpix   Jun-03-10 10:21 PM   #80 
  - One of the CNN guys said the oil was coming out like a rocket engine  NNN0LHI   Jun-03-10 10:07 PM   #67 
  - Makes for good news. I can appreciate the imagery.  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 10:11 PM   #69 
  - looks like the oil's coming from places besides the pipe  wordpix   Jun-03-10 10:22 PM   #81 
  - Wow, seems to have almost stopped leaking!  KansasVoter   Jun-03-10 10:14 PM   #71 
  - What the hell camera angle are YOU looking at? Spewing like crazy on the one I'm seeing...  scheming daemons   Jun-03-10 10:16 PM   #72 
     - My bad, wrong camera. Sorry!  KansasVoter   Jun-03-10 10:17 PM   #73 
     - the one CNN shows - it looks like the cap must be on---no oil  wordpix   Jun-03-10 10:19 PM   #77 
  - is CNN on BP's payroll? Feed caption says "BP oil leak"---that's some leak  wordpix   Jun-03-10 10:18 PM   #74 
  - I'll get started on 18 - take screen shots for me! nt  gateley   Jun-03-10 10:19 PM   #76 
  - yes, take lots of screen shots before BP destroys the evidence  wordpix   Jun-03-10 10:20 PM   #79 
  - Don't forget the mysterious iCal icon with the date "17"!!!  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 10:31 PM   #84 
     - I just screwed it up and had to force quit! Grrrr. Hang in there!  gateley   Jun-03-10 10:37 PM   #86 
  - Anyone watching Skandi 1: Is that device to the right of the yellow bubble level new?  NYC_SKP   Jun-03-10 10:50 PM   #87 
  - THREAD # 18 - Come on over and bring your screen shots!!  gateley   Jun-03-10 10:50 PM   #88 
  - "We won;t know untill the morning if this worked" - CNN  flamingdem   Jun-03-10 11:07 PM   #90 

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