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Old 31-08-2016, 18:28   #61
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Re: Is anyone crossing the Atlantic heading west? Can anyone rescue ADA

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I know I did not give the actual odds. There are a ton of variables that would need to be added to get anywhere close but I thought the extreme difference in numbers made it clear the probability was very low for two objects the size of 0.000005 square kilometers to cross paths in almost 64 million square kilometers. If anyone crossing the Atlantic would like to buy insurance from me if they should happen to run into ADA I will get my lawyer and insurance adjusters to write up a contract. I might even be willing to work on some more accurate odds.
Thanks for the reply. However, probability does not equal responsibility. Even tho the odds are low that any type of collision may occur, it does not relieve the university from remediation (removing) of their vessel from a distressed, non-functioning condition. So reducing this situation to a numerical value of probability is beside the point.
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Re: Is anyone crossing the Atlantic heading west? Can anyone rescue ADA

Having been through the Pacific gyre four times, ADA is the least of my concerns. Remnants of fishing nets and pieces of concrete dock are.
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Having been through the Pacific gyre four times, ADA is the least of my concerns. Remnants of fishing nets and pieces of concrete dock are.
All floating garbage concerns me, not discounting ones stamped University of BC.
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All floating garbage concerns me, not discounting ones stamped University of BC.
Pieces of fishing net and concrete docks are not equipped with AIS and thermal sensors.
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Pieces of fishing net and concrete docks are not equipped with AIS and thermal sensors.
Yeah, the best equipped rudderless floating debris out there that cant move out of your way either.
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Yeah, the best equipped rudderless floating debris out there that cant move out of your way either.
With AIS, it will let you know it is there.
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With AIS, it will let you know it is there.
Till the battery's run out.
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I don't have AIS. Will it still let me know its there? Will the university of BC send me an AIS to prevent me from meeting it on a dark night. Didn't think so.
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Till the battery's run out.
It has solar panels. Without a fridge, freezer and a water maker, I suspect the power usage is minimal.
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I don't have AIS. Will it still let me know its there? Will the university of BC send me an AIS to prevent me from meeting it on a dark night. Didn't think so.
You are foolish not to have an AIS transponder in bluewater.
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It has solar panels. Without a fridge, freezer and a water maker, I suspect the power usage is minimal.
That's funny. I don't have that stuff either. No solar for me. How will it let me know its there?
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You are foolish not to have an AIS transponder in bluewater.
I didn't know the rules said I had to have an AIS. Maybe the govt will force me to have one someday, you know for my own good. Till then, the university can pick up its own manufactured garbage. Yours truly: Mr Foolish!
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Re: Is anyone crossing the Atlantic heading west? Can anyone rescue ADA

With all the floating trash, including abandoned cruise ships, this little thing is just an excuse to vent. If you are really concerned about the condition of the sea pick a worthwhile cause.
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Typical predictive programmed response. Maybe the collective group think can chime in and praise your wit. Sad really.
It was meant to tickle your funny bones. Ok I admit this was what my kids call a dad joke and not even a good one.

And you are right your response to an obvious joke is sad, really.
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Re: Is anyone crossing the Atlantic heading west? Can anyone rescue ADA

I think this whole discussion is ludicrous. I have an 8 ton sailboat that I single hand. If I die at sea, well, where is MY plan for someone to clean up my trash? With the lights on and no engine running, the batteries will die in a few days. So totally unlit floating around in the ocean at night. I have insurance, is my insurance going to pay anyone if they hit me in the middle of the ocean, cause I'm floating around dead? Seems unlikely. Sure, the kids launched an unmanned object intentionally, but get past the intention and every single person on this forum is potentially placing a far larger, far more dangerous object adrift at sea.

And it happens all the time. What is our response on this forum.

"Our thoughts are with the family."
"Poor guy, but a great way to go, doing what he enjoys."

I don't recall ever reading such vitriolic trash about "where was his plan for cleaning up behind himself."

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