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#1    bouncer

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:22 PM

Yep, the man who wrote the film is now the man going to see it for real. Rather him than me frankly

"WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's lost frontier is about to be explored firsthand after more than half a century. It's a mission to the deepest part of the ocean, so deep that the pressure is the equivalent of three SUVs sitting on your toe.

And it's being launched by the rich and famous.

In the next several days, James Cameron, the director of "Titanic," ''Avatar" and "The Abyss," plans to dive nearly seven miles down in a one-man lime green submarine that he helped design. The location is the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific.


http://news.yahoo.co...-143050929.html

Hope he gets back up nice and safe

Edited by bouncer, 15 March 2012 - 10:24 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:42 PM

I hope he's successful and gets back safe.  I get claustrophobic just thinking about it.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:46 PM

View Postand then, on 15 March 2012 - 10:42 PM, said:

I hope he's successful and gets back safe.  I get claustrophobic just thinking about it.

Me too, and this bit didnt give me much commfort either

"McLean said the 16,500 pounds-per-square inch pressure isn't bone-crushing, "it's obliterating." Cameron said if there were a leak, the pressure would crush him so fast he couldn't even cry out".

No, I couldn't do it, Id rather be a live coward - than a dead hero... and all that...


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:10 PM

As someone with a horrible phobia of the ocean allow me to be the first to say :

DUDE'S GONNA GET EATEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :blink:

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:49 AM

I wonder what he might find there.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:04 AM

View PostJerry Only, on 16 March 2012 - 12:49 AM, said:

I wonder what he might find there.


hopefully the insight into another cracking film!  

But who knows? Odd looking critters for sure... scary stuff too...

or maybe..

an alien base!!!!!


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Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:49 PM

James Cameron is the man for this, but it's pretty terrifying to think about. I think this is even more dangerous than space travel. Still tho, I could die a happy man if the director of "Aliens" and "The Abyss" were to film a sea monster in real life.  :w00t:


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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:12 AM

View Postbouncer, on 15 March 2012 - 10:46 PM, said:

Me too, and this bit didnt give me much commfort either

"McLean said the 16,500 pounds-per-square inch pressure isn't bone-crushing, "it's obliterating." Cameron said if there were a leak, the pressure would crush him so fast he couldn't even cry out".

No, I couldn't do it, Id rather be a live coward - than a dead hero... and all that...
I guess some people really do thrive under pressure :w00t: .  Personally, it would remind me too much of that old "buried alive" sensation, a single man sub at that depth? Just sitting patiently to decompress on the way up would have me clawing at the walls.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:40 AM

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:06 AM

He's a brave guy that's all i can say...

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:33 AM

View Postshaddow134, on 17 March 2012 - 05:06 AM, said:

He's a brave guy that's all i can say...

Or crazy.

Both types make the world go 'round.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:22 AM

View PostJerry Only, on 17 March 2012 - 07:33 AM, said:

Or crazy.

Both types make the world go 'round.

Yeh but either way, lets hope he gets back up ok, coz then Branson wants to do it too!

I guess when you have all that money, trivial experiences just dont cut it!


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Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:37 AM

OOPS

forgot the link re Branson: http://www.virginoce.../mission/dives/

some interesting info there too!


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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:15 AM

View PostJerry Only, on 16 March 2012 - 12:49 AM, said:

I wonder what he might find there.


A colony of Hyraxes...

Edited by BrianPotter, 17 March 2012 - 11:15 AM.


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Posted 17 March 2012 - 11:20 AM

Makes me shudder... Never know what's going to bump into your craft down there  :unsure:





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