Anyone in the market for a $6m Air Craft carrier?

Discussion in 'Community' started by edesignuk, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    i guess i should go buy that lottery ticket, ya gotta be in it to win it as they say.

    if i had a few spare million i'd buy it in a second. wonder how much it costs to fill it up? another million or so perhaps...

    imagine the bragging rights! turn up at the Monaco Grand Prix, all these 100+ ft yachts, bah, i gots me a 693ft aircraft carrier mate!!!!! hahahaha

    oooooooh the start of my world domination....
     
  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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  3. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    u could also host some of the world's most exclusive & killer parties...

    just think about it...

    ;)
     
  4. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    ok, so how about we all chip in and buy it? if someone can put in about $5,999,995 I should just about be able to stretch to cover the rest :D
     
  5. kwajo.com macrumors 6502a

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    well just imagine the tech news: "Mac Community Gains Strength With Purchase of Aircraft Carrier; Gates Scared" it would rock! would give new meaning to intelligence gathering for rumors mongers. :cool:
     
  6. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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  7. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    if each member put in $230.14
    we could buy it
     
  8. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    i'm up for it! :D :D

    i get first dibs on a bunk though ;)
     
  9. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    lets do it!
     
  10. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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  11. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    how about this one ? and then we could all have a MacRumors GeekFest cruise! haha, or maybe not ;)
     
  12. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Nice little ship, but where would you put it?

    And then you'd have to get it to its final destination....would be cool though....but I think I'd prefer the submarine :D

    D
     
  13. Awimoway macrumors 65816

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    It's not really a bargain when you consider what the operating costs must be. How big of a crew would you need?
     
  14. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I do not want a reality check, u shut up now, kthx :D ;) :p

    *this is a good buy, this is a good buy, you really do need one of these, it is 100% useful in everyday terms...*
     
  15. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Right, I'm off to bed now, but I expect some kind of fund raising scheme sorted out by the time I wake up tomorrow, with a decent little (BIG!) nest egg kindly donated to the fund by your good selves :D
     
  16. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    if we can convince 12 000 people to donate rather than buy a 40 gb ipod than we could have this baby
     
  17. jefhatfield Retired

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    we could make it a mac only ship and have steve jobs' buddy larry ellison land his f-16 on it:p
     
  18. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I'd still question on whether it would be seaworthy or not....hate to spend the money on the thing if you couldn't go anywhere with it.

    Most likely the best thing would be to dock it somewhere and make it a tourist attraction. Maybe Boston Harbor and have MacWorld '04 there :D

    D
     
  19. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I must have shown/told of this auction to at least a dozen people last night. I so much see the potential of the most exclusive party/resort ever. :D

    Heliports for access. Tons of space for entertaining. Rooms galore for sleeping & such. The potential to make a lot of money off the rich & famous is in this thing. ;)

    The tricky part is getting the $6 million just go open a bid on it. I won't even guess at what it would cost to remodel the thing for said accomodations. :eek:
     
  20. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    if we put up a banner that says "mission accomplished" ya thing bush will land on it :D :)
     
  21. mischief macrumors 68030

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    The official Data Party Fleet!

    Okay, so we have two aircraft carriers for security, a cruise ship for living space.....

    we can use these to get to and from our nomadic archipellago:
    http://www.geocities.com/ferries_bc/pacificats.html

    with a little more research we could be an independant, virtual nation.... Put up some servers and get some decommed Tankers set up as floating crop-land....
    :D ;)
     
  22. mischief macrumors 68030

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  23. iJon macrumors 604

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    damn how much would it suck to be scammed on this bid.

    iJon
     
  24. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    If you have enough money to just say "I want to buy an aircraft carrier today," losing that probably doesn't hurt THAT much.

    P-Worm
     

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