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Thread: Incredible cave rescue

  1. #26
    Registered: Jul 2001
    Location: Netherlands
    They are all out !
    Let's not forget Saman Kunan, the Thai diver that died.
    Incredible effort by all the people involved.

    Last edited by Gryzemuis; 10th Jul 2018 at 08:36.

  2. #27
    Registered: May 2004
    Great news. Honestly, didn't expect it would happen, but I'm glad to have been proven wrong.

  3. #28
    Registered: Jan 2001
    Location: the Sheeple Pen

  4. #29
    Registered: May 2004
    Apparently, Elon Musk felt he had not gotten enough attention:

    A British cave diver who helped rescue 12 Thai boys from deep within a cave has said he is considering suing tech entrepreneur Elon Musk.

    In now-deleted tweets, Mr Musk had called Vern Unsworth a "pedo guy" after the cave expert ridiculed a mini-submarine built by Mr Musk for the rescue effort as a "PR stunt".

    Mr Unsworth told reporters on Monday that he was considering legal action.

    "It's not finished," he told Australian network Channel 7.

    Thailand-based Mr Unsworth's knowledge of the cave complex is said to have played a key role in the rescue effort. He travelled into the caves in the first days after the boys went missing and helped bring in top international cave rescue experts for the mission.

    Mr Unsworth had earlier said the mini-sub built by Mr Musk's team, and flown to Thailand before being rejected as inappropriate for the rescue mission by Thai officials, would have had "absolutely no chance of working".

    Elon Musk, who regularly takes on journalists and other critics on Twitter, on Sunday tweeted a response to Mr Unsworth, without using his name but calling him a "British expat guy who lives in Thailand".

    He said he would make a video showing the mini-sub making it deep inside the cave "no problemo", adding: "Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it".
    As if there's no other reason to go rescue kids than being a pedophile.

  5. #30
    Registered: Dec 2003
    Location: Location, Location
    Fuckin' whoops

    Well there goes a good chunk of his supporters.

  6. #31
    Still Subjective
    Registered: Dec 1999
    Location: Idiocy will never die
    Musk really lost it on this one.

    Great rescue mission. Terrifying though.

  7. #32
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: The Land of Make Believe
    Meh, idiots shouldn't attack Musk for responding to requests to help. Bring out the world's smallest violin.

  8. #33
    Registered: May 2004
    And maybe Musk shouldn't attack rescuers who risked (and, in one case, lost) their lives, just because they don't think highly of his fancy ideas.

    In one place, the tunnel was reportedly so narrow that the walls scraped the diver's back and chest. Yeah, if the diver who knows the caves in and out says that the submarine wouldn't have worked, I'm inclined to believe them.

  9. #34
    Registered: Jul 2001
    Location: Netherlands
    The most narrow place was 38 cm x 85 cm.
    Good luck getting any device through that.

    Musk might be a smart guy. (Although chances are greater that he just got lucky with PayPal).
    But in situations like this, being smart usually doesn't help at all.
    What counts is experience.

    Knowing what is likely to go wrong.
    Knowing all the little things that might go wrong.
    Knowing how to deal with setbacks.
    Knowing all the alternative ways to deal with a sudden problem through improvisation.
    Staying calm at all times.
    Being able to deal with fatigue.
    All these things come through experience. Not by being smart.
    Being smart is not gonna help you when you're in a cave, in muddy water, constant currents, narrow passages, etc.

    Musk doesn't even realize this.

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