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Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby ghoti » July 30th, 2012, 11:00 pm

I have to admit to being very nervous about this one. So much on the line. I know minime is prolly waiting anxiously too. Anybody else?
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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby Magilla Gorilla » July 30th, 2012, 11:07 pm

Hmm.
This isn't the thread where everyone posts a pantless picture, is it?
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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby ghoti » July 30th, 2012, 11:20 pm

The whole "skycrane" portion at the end seems dangerously complex:

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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby Matt_ » July 30th, 2012, 11:57 pm

This thing is BIG. 8O

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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby Flabello Meandroid » July 31st, 2012, 12:10 am

This is august 6 we are talking about?
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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby Prawnman » July 31st, 2012, 12:38 am

Matt_ wrote:This thing is BIG. 8O

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Nah... those are NASAs Umpalumpahs next to it ;)

See the normal 4' shelves behind them?
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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby tangirl » July 31st, 2012, 6:19 am

YES!!! WOOHOO!!!
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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby minime » July 31st, 2012, 8:04 am

Yeah, that's coming up in just a few days! I am pretty amped about it. 8)

Let's keep our fingers crossed that the landing is successful. If not, all the wingsians will be howling for NASA to be disbanded.
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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby minime » July 31st, 2012, 8:09 am

Flabello Meandroid wrote:This is august 6 we are talking about?


*double checks*

Yes, looks like the landing will be in the very early morning hours of August 6. So when we get up on Monday it will be a done deal.
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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby ghoti » July 31st, 2012, 10:22 am

Sunday night here. I am on pins and needles until then.
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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby Magilla Gorilla » July 31st, 2012, 10:28 am

I had no idea there was another Mars rover, and even less idea of the chosen name for said rover.

I thought this was a Bang Bang or Scribner style thread.
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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby ghoti » July 31st, 2012, 10:31 am

Thread title: Intentional misdirection. Hooked by prurient interest, stuck with geeky science thread
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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby tangirl » July 31st, 2012, 11:06 am

ghoti wrote:Thread title: Intentional misdirection. Hooked by prurient interest, stuck with geeky science thread

I thought you were picking on my non-sensical threads when I come in here talking about Breaking Bad or some other tv show. :lol:

It's all about Tangirl. :wink:
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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby ghoti » July 31st, 2012, 12:12 pm

I always figured your nom de plume was a combination of Tang + Girl this being a fish board. Surely you can no longer be tan? New Yorkers only got that studio tan.

And it is always about the cute girl, Tan.
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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby tangirl » July 31st, 2012, 1:14 pm

ghoti wrote:I always figured your nom de plume was a combination of Tang + Girl this being a fish board. Surely you can no longer be tan? New Yorkers only got that studio tan.

And it is always about the cute girl, Tan.

You weren't here? A LFS sold me a powder blue tang when I first started my tank. I had just joined here and had been lurking a bit. My second post ever, I wanted to know why my pretty little baby tang was wasting away. I posted a thread titled "What's wrong with my tan?" Obviously the thread became quite popular. The rest is history.
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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby wings » July 31st, 2012, 1:15 pm

Matt_ wrote:This thing is BIG. 8O

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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby Magilla Gorilla » July 31st, 2012, 1:23 pm

wings wrote: Why are they wearing masks if it's going out to a dusty planet?

That's a joke, right?
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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby ghoti » July 31st, 2012, 1:23 pm

Funny. One of the reasons that they are doing the whole "sky crane" landing is that straight retro rockets would kick up too much dust for the sensitive instruments.
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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby ghoti » July 31st, 2012, 1:24 pm

tangirl wrote:You weren't here? A LFS sold me a powder blue tang when I first started my tank. I had just joined here and had been lurking a bit. My second post ever, I wanted to know why my pretty little baby tang was wasting away. I posted a thread titled "What's wrong with my tan?" Obviously the thread became quite popular. The rest is history.


Thanks. Never knew that bit of Sump lore. But I am an illegitimate interloper here anyway.
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Re: Official Sump Curiosity Thread

Postby sfsuphysics » July 31st, 2012, 1:32 pm

Here I thought this was going to be an official coming out of the closet thread starting with how you're a little "curious"
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