Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Politics, Religion, Social Issues

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 7, 2013, 02:12 PM   #51
tshrimp
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shrink View Post
Should have...
I have found out via several posts today that....my joke stink.
tshrimp is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 9, 2013, 11:25 PM   #52
MuddyPaws1
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by filmbuff View Post
It doesn't have to hurt me to be @$#*ing stupid. A bad idea is one thing, but this is a flat out scam. They will never raise .01% of the money it would take to go to Mars, but they will get lots of attention and media coverage along the way, and be famous for a little bit until everybody forgets about it. What will happen to the donation money is anyone's guess, but it sure won't be going to a Mars mission.
So what if you think it's stupid. Still doesn't effect you.

I heard on the radio today that a guy is spending 40 days and 40 nights on a rock island 200 miles off the coast of england or something just to say he did it.
MuddyPaws1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 10, 2013, 01:40 AM   #53
localoid
macrumors 68020
 
localoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: America's Third World
Quote:
Originally Posted by MuddyPaws1 View Post
... I heard on the radio today that a guy is spending 40 days and 40 nights on a rock island 200 miles off the coast of england or something just to say he did it.
A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man! ― Jebediah Springfield.
__________________
My remake of the definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial/interior/architectural design: American Look (1958), Reimagined
localoid is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 10, 2013, 01:22 PM   #54
Arran
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Atlanta, USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by MuddyPaws1 View Post
So what if you think it's stupid. Still doesn't effect you.
That is true. However if filmbuff wants to indulge in some healthy cynicism of an expedition that is, itself, highly cynical, then how does that affect you? Take your own advice and leave him be!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MuddyPaws1 View Post
I heard on the radio today that a guy is spending 40 days and 40 nights on a rock island 200 miles off the coast of england or something just to say he did it.
Well that's just dandy. 40 days and nights and then safely back home. Cool.

However, if we look closely at the Mars thing, the 'Founder' is not really a rugged adventurer at all. He's not a Felix Baumgartner, freefalling from 24 miles up. He's not a Richard Branson, ballooning his way across the Pacific. No. If you watch his interviews, he clearly wants to send someone else to the rock forever while he stays home and counts the TV royalties. He's clueless. In one TED interview, he proudly explains that not one of the official national space agencies could do what he's doing because, "they want to get their people back". Well imagine that.
__________________
When the world zigs, zag
Arran is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 11, 2013, 01:14 AM   #55
Sydde
Thread Starter
macrumors 68000
 
Sydde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by MuddyPaws1 View Post
So what if you think it's stupid. Still doesn't effect you.
I rather disagree. I would like to see a real Mars project, round trip and all. As a scam, Mars One will turn the public off on the idea of Mars exploration, possible leave the impression that it is just no doable. And were it to actually proceed, its ultimate failure will be spectacular and grisly, becoming an even bigger turn-off to people.

Humans stay healthiest by continuing to learn stuff, and society is a sort of extrapolation of humans. Going to Mars and back would be a good learning experience, good for all of us. Mars One, IMO, would not be a good learning experience.
__________________
You got to be a spirit. You can't be no ghost.
Sydde is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 14, 2013, 08:44 AM   #56
Huntn
macrumors 604
 
Huntn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Misty Mountains
Quote:
Originally Posted by filmbuff View Post
I disagree. The Moon was a huge technical challenge and we managed to go from no manned spaceflight at all to landing on the Moon in 10 years. That required the development of everything; booster rockets, crew vehicles, docking technology, the lander, even spacesuits. Mars would have been expensive but there was nothing preventing it from happening. NOW however we are in a much worse position to go there. We have lost the technology, expertise and most importantly the motivation. If we started right now and poured tons of money into it I don't think it could happen before 2035.
In 1968, I remember watching a movie that indicated a moon station and orbiting hotel in 33 years... what happened?
__________________
The modern business ethos: "I'm worth it, you're not, and I'm a glutton!"
MBP, 2.2 GHz intel i7, Radeon HD 6750M, Bootcamp: W7.
PC: i5 4670k, 8GB RAM, Asus GTX670 (2GB VRAM), W7.
Huntn is offline   0 Reply With Quote


Reply
MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Politics, Religion, Social Issues

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Surviving 2012 with Panther laptoplover2 PowerPC Macs 20 Sep 6, 2014 04:03 PM
Surviving without iTunes/syncing to and from iPad/iPhone Ballso Mac Applications and Mac App Store 3 Nov 26, 2013 04:20 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:38 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC