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Title: Episode 140: Is There Anyone With A Life On Mars?
Post by: Lemon on June 20, 2014, 02:57:05 pm
with Boots Raingear, Portaxx, John Toast, Jack Chick, Adam Bozarth, and Lemon.
Content for this episode was compiled by Montrith.
Edited by Lemon.
-=ATTENTION EARTH PLEASE STAND BY FOR THE FOLLOWING URGENT MESSAGE Mars needs poets. Also copywriters. Because maybe if we draft better letters than this one we can hopefully get a couple people with some useful skills END TRANSMISSION=- This week, The F Plus' wives won't mind if we leave forever.
Title: Episode 140: Is There Anyone With A Life On Mars?
Post by: Fatty Bo Batty on June 20, 2014, 04:40:51 pm
Holy hell, I was getting just as angry as the readers in this episode. So much terrible.
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Post by: Cat Planet on June 20, 2014, 06:24:21 pm
I'm all for these people being as far as possible from our planet.
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Post by: Blandest on June 20, 2014, 06:42:46 pm
So is this a scam? I can't decide if these people seriously think that they are going to get to Mars or if they just want a licence to print money from idiots that think that a crowd funded Mars mission is going to do anything.
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Post by: Isfahan on June 21, 2014, 12:21:43 pm
I think this marks a new record for Number of "Jesus Christ"s Uttered by Lemon in a Single Episode.
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Post by: Neal on June 22, 2014, 02:38:18 pm
So is this a scam? I can't decide if these people seriously think that they are going to get to Mars or if they just want a licence to print money from idiots that think that a crowd funded Mars mission is going to do anything.
Blandest, June 20, 2014, 06:42:46 pm

From what I understand, most of the people featured in the second half of the episode weren't actually part of the IndieGoGo campaign, but rather were fans who wanted to be selected to be sent on the mission. They wouldn't be the ones profiting.
Title: Episode 140: Is There Anyone With A Life On Mars?
Post by: Mister Smalls on June 23, 2014, 12:37:33 am
This episode motivated me to create the world's fastest-working drinking game.  I call it "The First Martian".  The rules are simple: take any normal everyday noun or phrase, such as "English professor", "bandicoot", or "expressionist noir film", add the phrase "I want to be/make/do the first Martian" before it, and drink an amount proportional to how much the resulting sentence makes you want to punch yourself in the mouth.
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Post by: 🍆 on June 23, 2014, 03:27:02 am
Adam's Droopy Dog voice is second only to Adam's Huell Howser voice in the pantheon of greats.
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Post by: Fanzay on June 23, 2014, 03:36:30 am
Formally requesting Adam to use more of the George Takei-voice. That shit was sickeningly funny to me.
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Post by: Ansemaru on June 23, 2014, 06:15:21 am
I think I was muttering "push them out the airlock" through the entire episode.

Of course, with a budget of 400k, they're never going to get far enough for that to be an option. I nominate shoving them into the ocean instead.
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Post by: montrith on June 23, 2014, 10:28:42 am
If you haven't already, everyone on this forum needs to view the doc and click on Li's profile. His video introduction is something to be marveled at.
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Post by: scratchohey on June 23, 2014, 03:36:30 pm
The Jamestown colony was a terrible disaster in its first years. Almost all of the settlers were entrepreneurs, or otherwise completely unsuited to survival situations. They settled down in a swamp infested with malarial mosquitoes, far too late to plant crops (not that they brought anyone who knew how to farm), and dozens of them were dead within a few months. It was only after three supply shipments that someone thought to send for commoners laborers, and their involvement (along with that of the Indians who took pity on them) was probably all that kept the colony from ending up like Roanoke and Popham.

Unfortunately, the SEOs and acupuncturists aboard Mars One probably wouldn't be able to cry to Earth for help, nor would there be any greyskinned savages to teach them how to food.
Title: Episode 140: Is There Anyone With A Life On Mars?
Post by: Bobalay on June 23, 2014, 09:10:43 pm
Not to mention lobsters were literally crawling on the shores and beaches, but the colonists refused to eat them because "ew yucky."  FOOD WAS DRAGGING ITSELF OUT OF THE OCEAN TO THEM AND THEY STILL STARVED
Title: Episode 140: Is There Anyone With A Life On Mars?
Post by: count_actuala on June 25, 2014, 10:00:04 am
The Jamestown colony was a terrible disaster in its first years. Almost all of the settlers were entrepreneurs, or otherwise completely unsuited to survival situations. They settled down in a swamp infested with malarial mosquitoes, far too late to plant crops (not that they brought anyone who knew how to farm), and dozens of them were dead within a few months. It was only after three supply shipments that someone thought to send for commoners laborers, and their involvement (along with that of the Indians who took pity on them) was probably all that kept the colony from ending up like Roanoke and Popham.

Unfortunately, the SEOs and acupuncturists aboard Mars One probably wouldn't be able to cry to Earth for help, nor would there be any greyskinned savages to teach them how to food.
scratchohey, June 23, 2014, 03:36:30 pm
I think by 'unfortunately,' you mean 'by the grace of God.'
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Post by: Adam Bozarth on June 25, 2014, 04:33:29 pm
If anyone is interested in hearing someone who got to the first round of the selection process to go to Mars talk about the program, Penn Jilette did an episode of his podcast (http://pennsundayschool.com/episodes/) talking to one such person. Penn is very nice to her, but at the same time, you can tell the hosts think it's ridiculous. Mainly mentioning things like having to eat blended shit for 7 months, living in a space the size of a station wagon while traveling, and the fact that they are leaving a spouse behind on earth.

Worth a listen to hear about Mars One in the words of someone more qualified than the rest, but still relatively unqualified. I believe their guest said her biggest qualification was being a den leader for Girl Guides. More qualified than me, but I'd rather stay on earth and live an extra few decades.

I'm still boggled by these designers and hobbyists who think they have what it takes. I studied art and print because I wanted a cushy, metropolitan lifestyle. If I thought I needed the skills to survive on my own, I don't think I'd even own a computer. I want to attribute it to naïveté, because I cannot believe everyone is so arrogant that they think they can be astronauts just by winning a raffle contest.

Title: Episode 140: Is There Anyone With A Life On Mars?
Post by: Mister Smalls on June 25, 2014, 05:05:24 pm
I'm still boggled by these designers and hobbyists who think they have what it takes. I studied art and print because I wanted a cushy, metropolitan lifestyle. If I thought I needed the skills to survive on my own, I don't think I'd even own a computer. I want to attribute it to naïveté, because I cannot believe everyone is so arrogant that they think they can be astronauts just by winning a raffle contest.Adam Bozarth, June 25, 2014, 04:33:29 pm
I'd bet it's less naïveté and more completely disregarding the actual rigors and risks involved in modern-day space travel in favor of pure Malatora-esque escapism, wherein these people just create a scenario where they can go found their own society away from everybody who ever shoved them in a locker or recommended them a backup plan career.  Except in this case these people are actually throwing money at their bullshit escapism instead of just talking on a forum about how cool it would be to be a robot dragon.
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Post by: Legit on June 25, 2014, 07:19:49 pm
I'm still boggled by these designers and hobbyists who think they have what it takes. I studied art and print because I wanted a cushy, metropolitan lifestyle. If I thought I needed the skills to survive on my own, I don't think I'd even own a computer. I want to attribute it to naïveté, because I cannot believe everyone is so arrogant that they think they can be astronauts just by winning a raffle contest.Adam Bozarth, June 25, 2014, 04:33:29 pm
I'd bet it's less naïveté and more completely disregarding the actual rigors and risks involved in modern-day space travel in favor of pure Malatora-esque escapism, wherein these people just create a scenario where they can go found their own society away from everybody who ever shoved them in a locker or recommended them a backup plan career.  Except in this case these people are actually throwing money at their bullshit escapism instead of just talking on a forum about how cool it would be to be a robot dragon.
Mister Smalls, June 25, 2014, 05:05:24 pm
This is the only place on the internet you can say "malatora-esque" and have everyone know exactly what you mean.
Title: Episode 140: Is There Anyone With A Life On Mars?
Post by: Mister Smalls on June 26, 2014, 12:35:43 am
I was going to coin the term "Malatorian" but I felt I was already on the verge of sounding pretentious
Title: Episode 140: Is There Anyone With A Life On Mars?
Post by: STOG on June 26, 2014, 03:51:33 pm
As one of those sad people with an English major and not much else beyond some middling writing talent and hand-eye coordination from too many video games, I don't think I'd want to go on a mission to Mars.

This is not only because I have anxiety issues, but also because I've been reading This New Ocean: The Story of the First Space Age by William E. Hobbes, and I have an idea of how fragile and exact space flight is. I would be staring out the window terrified because I think I would be getting cancer from unfiltered sun rays, or terrified that some vital piece of garbage on the metal hunk of junk is going to break apart and leave us stranded.

So if NASA or a private space flight company needs someone to pound at the hull of the spaceship and scream himself to death in his own space suit, I have a very high salary requirement. And also I want a jetpack.
Title: Episode 140: Is There Anyone With A Life On Mars?
Post by: montrith on June 26, 2014, 04:58:49 pm
And also I want a jetpack.

I see your reading list didn't include Why Jetpacks Are Also a Terrible Idea.
Title: Episode 140: Is There Anyone With A Life On Mars?
Post by: Isfahan on June 26, 2014, 09:26:24 pm
To be fair, jetpacks would work a lot better in a vacuum.
Title: Episode 140: Is There Anyone With A Life On Mars?
Post by: Goose Goose Honk At Me Now on June 26, 2014, 10:45:55 pm
And also I want a jetpack.

I see your reading list didn't include Why Jetpacks Are Also a Terrible Idea.
montrith, June 26, 2014, 04:58:49 pm
Boba Fett has one and Boba Fett is cool, therefore jetpacks are cool.
Title: Episode 140: Is There Anyone With A Life On Mars?
Post by: KingKalamari on June 27, 2014, 08:06:20 pm
These people would be dead long long looooong before they got to Mars. Long before they even left Earth's atmosphere.

Given that the average cost to just get a space shuttle into orbit is several billion dollars and that Indiegogo project was asking for 1/1,000th of that to go to freaking Mars I'm thinking this entire endeavor would end up far more like one's first time playing Kerbal Space program. Just a giant, rickety contraption of a rocket ship that explodes the minute the engines are engaged...
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Post by: Runic on June 27, 2014, 08:11:47 pm
Well here's the thing. Like Lemon said in the bumper, SpaceX is an actual legit company. They really actually do have a functional spaceship. NASA might be contracting them soon to take supplies to the International Space Station. I have absolutely no doubt that SpaceX really does intend to go to Mars. Will they be able to do that? I have no idea, but they're quite a few steps closer to doing so than your average internet fantasist.

Their indegogo campaign has nothing to do with needing the money, they've got fucking billionaires funding them. It's an attempt to build buzz around the Mars One project, which is something an increasing number of big companies are doing with crowdsourcing sites. The money doesn't matter, what matters is getting people hyped. Will SpaceX start a colony on Mars? Maybe they will, maybe they won't, but not a single one of the people who donated to the kickstarter or posted to the fan forums will be hitching a ride with them any time soon, that's for sure.
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Post by: 🍆 on June 27, 2014, 10:23:28 pm
Is this the same company, or are there two Dutch groups with delusions about space travel?

http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/world_cup/193567/holland-squad-promised-free-trip-into-space-if-they-win-the-world-cup.html
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Post by: KingKalamari on June 27, 2014, 10:26:19 pm
Well here's the thing. Like Lemon said in the bumper, SpaceX is an actual legit company. They really actually do have a functional spaceship. NASA might be contracting them soon to take supplies to the International Space Station. I have absolutely no doubt that SpaceX really does intend to go to Mars. Will they be able to do that? I have no idea, but they're quite a few steps closer to doing so than your average internet fantasist.

Their indegogo campaign has nothing to do with needing the money, they've got fucking billionaires funding them. It's an attempt to build buzz around the Mars One project, which is something an increasing number of big companies are doing with crowdsourcing sites. The money doesn't matter, what matters is getting people hyped. Will SpaceX start a colony on Mars? Maybe they will, maybe they won't, but not a single one of the people who donated to the kickstarter or posted to the fan forums will be hitching a ride with them any time soon, that's for sure.
Runic, June 27, 2014, 08:11:47 pm

Ah, that makes sense. I was a little unclear on that part.

I still think my point stands if the people from the latter half of the episode were involved in a Mars mission in any capacity
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Post by: Old_Zircon on November 12, 2014, 11:57:24 am
https://medium.com/matter/all-dressed-up-for-mars-and-nowhere-to-go-7e76df527ca0
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Post by: montrith on November 12, 2014, 12:10:19 pm
https://medium.com/matter/all-dressed-up-for-mars-and-nowhere-to-go-7e76df527ca0
Old_Zircon, November 12, 2014, 11:57:24 am

Can you give us a cliffnotes version without all the added human drama and pathos? I'm skimming it and jumping over every paragraph that's about people making coffee or speaking with an accent.
Title: Episode 140: Is There Anyone With A Life On Mars?
Post by: SATAN MILKSHAKE on November 12, 2014, 02:13:44 pm
There's a nerd in Australia who declined a relationship with a cute girl and moved back in his parents' house to dedicate himself full-time to preparing for Mars, by drumming up popular support, talking to kids in schools, and writing a book about it.  Mars One is made up of three people, two in the Netherlands and one in San Jose.  One of them is a NASA psychologist who does the personality screening for applicants.
“Anybody we didn’t consider serious we considered kind of an idiot. In the videos, some applied naked. I mean, how can you come to a job interview and apply naked? So that was quite easy.”
The Mars One people believe that they can make it happen, but everything technological on their website is vague as fuck and their tech expert refused to do an interview because he was "too busy".  The Australian nerd has done a number of legitimately interesting things with his life, but is dead-set on Mars now.  There's a guy at NASA who thinks Mars One is "kinda cool".  The author is fully aware that going to Mars would mean shitty, uncomfortable life all alone until you die, and that gave him a nightmare.  This is the CEO of Mars One:
Lansdorp’s background is in wind energy, but he now bills his professional areas of expertise as “entrepreneurship, public speaking, start-ups.”
Mars One claims that its projected budget is so low because it doesn't have to deal with government contractors.  The NASA guy said "that's wrong".  Mars One also says that they can be riskier and less safe, and save money that way.  Mars One is not affiliated with SpaceX, but they are affiliated with Lockheed Martin.  Lockheed is going to do feasibility tests for them on the design of their ship.

They're going to get them the design of their ship as soon as some university designs it for them.  (No particular university, they're not picky.)  They've also got other contracts, including one with the company behind Big Brother, because the reality show they make out of training for the mission to Mars is a crucial part of their mission.  They bet they can get eight billion dollars for this, based on the viewership of the Olympics.
There is the small problem of not having the money until you have the show and not having the show until you have the technology and not having the technology until you have the money and possibly not having the technology in time, or ever, which is why, Mars One says on its website, the schedule is flexible.
There's a guy who sued NASA over not investigating a rock that could have been alien life on Mars.  He wrote a paper about funding a Mars mission through a reality show in 2010 

Actual Astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about how poorly planned Mars One is.  A bunch of MIT grad students put together a paper that evaluated Mars One's chances of success, and the contained atmosphere would quickly become toxic and the first death would occur 68 days after landing.  Their funding sources are kind of dumb and they refused to give him any clear answer on the number of applicants.

He comes away from all this with an appreciation for the difficulty and danger of space flight, and says that Mars One doesn't care about the consequences, both for the actual mission and for people who are putting their faith in them.  The nerd from the beginning of the story knows there's shit-all chance of anything happening, but hope is important.
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Post by: montrith on November 12, 2014, 02:37:45 pm
They have also appeared in a version suspiciously close to what Mars One is proposing in The Journal of Cosmology, a controversial online journal edited by Rhawn Joseph. Joseph is probably best known for filing a lawsuit against NASA, for allegedly failing to adequately investigate an object on the surface of Mars discovered by the Curiosity rover. He contended that the object could have been a living organism. It turned out to be a rock. (He also writes a great deal about human sexuality, but you probably missed his paper “Sexual Consciousness: The Evolution of Breasts, Buttocks and the Big Brain.”)

In 2010, Joseph wrote “Marketing Mars: Financing the Human Mission to Mars and the Colonization of the Red Planet.” The biggest revenue stream in his plan is a reality TV series that would film every minute of the training and mission and send it out to the world. A combination of the Super Bowl, the Olympic Games, the NBA, Star Wars, Big Brother, American Idol, and Survivor, mixed with a little Running Man.

Okay, now I'm less interested in Mars One and more keen on this Rhawn Joseph guy. And lo, it appears he does have a website!

http://brainmind.com/

Dr. Joseph is single and is not married.

Although he has certainly had his wild times, chasing women and carousing late at night, Joseph lives the life of a scholar and scientist who sometimes runs with the wolves. He is an artist, musician, has written screenplays, and has authored short stories and books under other names, co-wrote a highly successful off-Broadway play, and has created over 60 documentary films which have been viewed over 49 million times.

When he is not working, Dr. Joseph spends a considerable amount of time walking in the mountains, in the woods, and near the sea...thinking. Always thinking.

(http://brainmind.com/images/RhawnJoseph44478.jpg)
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Post by: Isfahan on November 12, 2014, 04:41:01 pm
whos that guy in the denim hat next to him
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Post by: Tiny Prancer on November 12, 2014, 09:45:56 pm
whos that guy in the denim hat next to him
Isfahan, November 12, 2014, 04:41:01 pm

Actually I would be WAY more on board this idea if it was actually a dog doing it. Think of the dog scientist dreaming of being a dog astronaut. Oh man.
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Post by: montrith on February 20, 2015, 12:52:45 pm
Relevant.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2958312/I-want-BABY-Mars-says-British-candidate-one-way-space-mission-TV-company-reveals-plans-Big-Brother-style-beamed-red-planet.html

Here is a person who understands neither space nor child birth.
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Post by: Nyarai on February 21, 2015, 12:43:54 am
You mean how the journey to Mars takes eighteen fucking months? That sure indicates a dearth of understanding.
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Post by: Knitting Machine on March 17, 2015, 07:40:12 am
I know this is going to blow all of your minds, but Mars One miiiiiight be a scam (https://medium.com/matter/mars-one-insider-quits-dangerously-flawed-project-2dfef95217d3).
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Post by: Cat Planet on March 17, 2015, 09:59:03 am
I know this is going to blow all of your minds, but Mars One miiiiiight be a scam (https://medium.com/matter/mars-one-insider-quits-dangerously-flawed-project-2dfef95217d3).
KnitOneKillTwo, March 17, 2015, 07:40:12 am

I don't understand why people are so obsessed wtih Mars, wouldn't you want to try your hand at establishing an outpost on the Moon first?
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Post by: boooo566 on March 17, 2015, 10:48:31 am
The moon just isn't that interesting. Firstly, we've been there. There's adults alive today who's parents weren't born when people first went to the moon. The moon is just boring crap for our grandparents.

It's also not another planet. It's a subtle thing, but the moon is pretty closely coupled with earth and it's a thing that's right there where we can clearly see it all the time. Mars is a whole new unexplored planet which we can't all see. It's close enough to seem vaguely realistic that we might go/live there, but far enough away that it's exotic and exciting.

It's hard enough to get to that it's an exciting pursuit, but not so far that it's just insane to suggest trying.

It's the most exciting sci-fi destination that sounds like it could actually happen.
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Post by: Adam Bozarth on March 17, 2015, 10:59:15 am
Not only that, but one of our subjects, Maggie Duckworth the cosplayer who sold zippers (https://community.mars-one.com/profile/ff0a28e7-f8db-4e3d-a10a-2b7d1e7fe9f3), is a finalist candidate to make the trip (http://cosplay.kotaku.com/a-cosplayer-might-be-one-of-the-first-people-on-mars-1691613817/+lukeplunkett).

"As a cosplayer, I look at it from this perspective: I've got this dream costume I want to make. But just because I don't have the skills right now to make that costume, does that mean I shouldn't cosplay?

"Of course it doesn't. It means that I have a lot of research to do, and a lot of time to put in, a lot of experiments to start and a lot of mistakes to make. I may want to have the costume done for one convention, but maybe I don't get it done until that convention comes around again next year. It can still get done. It can still happen. Maybe not in the way we imagine it will happen, maybe not when we imagine it will happen, but happening nonetheless."

THIS METAPHOR DOES NOT SCALE
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Post by: boooo566 on March 17, 2015, 01:13:31 pm
I dunno, I think it's fine to want to try to go to mars when you don't know how. Her problem was that she chose to do it by being a reality star for an incredibly obviously nonsense scam rather than getting a physics degree or becoming a successful pilot and aiming for however it is astronauts get chosen.
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Post by: Adam Bozarth on March 17, 2015, 02:53:33 pm
Exactly what HER point is! She SHOULD do more research and investigation into the real challenges of a manned mission to Mars. But I disagree that Maggie wants to be a reality star. I take her at her word that she genuinely wants to explore space and be one of the first humans on Mars.

However, making the equivocation that traveling in a vessel about the size of a station wagon for 18 months to pioneer a human settlement on a hostile planet with the known certainty of an early demise is JUST LIKE creating an elaborate costume for a convention is asinine.

It's not that Maggie, or the rest of the Mars One fans, don't know how to successfully travel to Mars or not, it's that they don't know how much they don't know about successfully traveling to Mars.

Granted, she is more intelligent and successful than I am in this earthly life. She's an electrical engineer and a business owner. I am an audio clown. But neither of those qualifications is enough to convince me that she or any other space-enthusiast has the ability to not die in a planet-size desert.

MarsOne is playing on our good intentions and our underlying arrogance, and it's gotten some decent people telling their families they are leaving earth forever, never to be heard from again. It's a science-cult, like the Battle Creek Sanitarium. Think about it this way, if you heard a company was sending civilians with no survival training into space to land on a different planet, you'd think that either this is an evil company from a video game, or I made it up to put into my upcoming video game. Thankfully, it looks like the money is drying up and the true character of the organization is being revealed. Otherwise, we'd have to stop these people.
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Post by: Cat Planet on March 17, 2015, 03:05:20 pm
However, making the equivocation that traveling in a vessel about the size of a station wagon for 18 months to pioneer a human settlement on a hostile planet with the known certainty of an early demise is JUST LIKE creating an elaborate costume for a convention is asinine.
Adam Bozarth, March 17, 2015, 02:53:33 pm

For a true cosplay enthusiast, getting one tiny detail on Sora's keyblade is a fate worse then death.
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Post by: Bobalay on March 17, 2015, 05:37:30 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/J5hiYpp.png)
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Post by: Knitting Machine on March 18, 2015, 07:59:18 am
It's okay guys! "Some MarsOne 100 Facebook Candidates" have explained how the whole 'MarsOne is a scam' thing is totally a conspiracy!! (https://medium.com/@oscarmathewscorrea/current-mars100-finalists-refute-elmo-keep-s-mars-one-conspiracy-theory-fc303ebb4bea)
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Post by: Because Fucking a Decapitated Sherman Tank Would Be Creepy on November 01, 2015, 05:26:05 am
This is my all-time favorite episode, I think.

Anyway I don't MarsOne is an intentional scam, it's just some really, really optimistic crazy people.
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Post by: Digital Walnut on November 02, 2015, 04:01:15 pm
This is my all-time favorite episode, I think.
Sherman Tank, November 01, 2015, 05:26:05 am
Yeah, it's pretty fantastic. Portaxx struggling to read through Maggie's profile makes me tear up with laughter every time I hear it.
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Post by: Because Fucking a Decapitated Sherman Tank Would Be Creepy on November 02, 2015, 08:36:55 pm
This is my all-time favorite episode, I think.
Sherman Tank, November 01, 2015, 05:26:05 am
Yeah, it's pretty fantastic. Portaxx struggling to read through Maggie's profile makes me tear up with laughter every time I hear it.
Digital Walnut, November 02, 2015, 04:01:15 pm

Me too, although the gunshot is a close second.
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Post by: Bodark on June 01, 2016, 07:19:54 pm
For the record, there is one artist character who actually appears in Mass Effect. She's a young sculptor who ends up getting murdered. (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Nef)
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Post by: Because Fucking a Decapitated Sherman Tank Would Be Creepy on June 02, 2016, 10:01:21 am
The one thing I find fascinating about the Mars One folks is how damn optimistic they sound about living in a tiny pressurized dome on an otherwise-uninhabitable planet.  They talk about it in the same sort of tones that the early English promoters of colonies used to describe places like Jamestown.

English colonists of Jamestown died by the hundreds, because they had just about the same level of survival skills as the Mars One fans do.
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Post by: Neal on March 30, 2018, 03:29:17 pm
In shockingly obvious news (https://news.avclub.com/ah-crap-it-looks-like-that-whole-human-mission-to-mar-1824177713), Mars One has been found fraudulent!
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Post by: Cradicus on March 31, 2018, 01:32:16 pm
I was just thinking, it's 2018 so they should have been launching soon!
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Post by: izzy on April 30, 2018, 11:43:08 am
I would very much like to thank the original Inverse article for introducing me to Keith the Anger Management Koala:

 
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Post by: Yavuz on February 11, 2019, 09:20:37 pm
Guess what???? Mars One is officially bankrupt (https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/mars-one-bankrupt-1.5014522)!
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Post by: GirlKisser420 on April 13, 2019, 05:32:41 pm
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/4acff5f08a99bdc1528eb8b31ea33609/tumblr_pn1b7x76141rfc8gd_1280.png)

you all laughed.....

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/feb/15/jokers-please-first-human-mars-mission-may-need-onboard-comedians (https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/feb/15/jokers-please-first-human-mars-mission-may-need-onboard-comedians)