James Cameron about to dive to the deepest point on Earth

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Craig234

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His accounting team probably already has a way to write the costs off for "movie research and development" or something similar.

The taxpayers will pay a sizable portion of the costs.

It's a legitimate tax deduction if he makes a movie to sell from it.
 

Paratus

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Jun 4, 2004
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I'm curious why the trip was shorter than expected.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...cord-dive-but-resurfaces-six-hours-early.html




Hopefully, he's fine and the vessel is OK. The Marianas Trench and Challenger deep are very interesting to me. (I like deep subjects...even with a shallow mind) :p


Maybe this was the reason he came back early:

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I'll be interested to see what kind of material he puts out. Should be pretty awesome.

I can see it now. The Abysmal Titanic. A team of underwater explorers dives to the most famous ship wreck in history. What they find will change the world..... Until the colonial marines come in a nuke it from orbit.
 

slag

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The only other manned vessel to reach the bottom is the Trieste which is on display near Bremerton WA at the US Naval Museum. I'll put up a picture or two in a minute as I was there earlier this month. The size of the craft is amazing. Also, the ballast they used was aviation fuel.
 
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I'll be interested to see what kind of material he puts out. Should be pretty awesome.

"It was bleak. It looked like the moon. I didn't see a fish... I didn't find anything that looked alive to me, other than a few [shrimplike] amphipods in the water," he said. "I didn't feel like I got to a place where I could take interesting geology samples or found anything interesting biologically."

sounds pretty lame

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looks like that fox site is auto-inserting "read more:..." if you copy text from it. that's a new one to me
 
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CZroe

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Sounds like he's ripping off The Abyss.

Come up with your own ideas dickhead.

The Abyss (1989)

Director: James Cameron
Writer:
James Cameron

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Successful Troll: RocksteadyDotNet

The reviews are in:
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"A riveting tale of the long-shot troll who, against all odds, lands the big one. B-"

"Starts with the same tired old formula of a hungry troll becoming increasingly obvious in desperation. Where it finally deviates from the formula in the third act, it only further ruins the plot with a laughably forced and utterly unbelievable happy ending that can only be explained as Deus ex machina. We agree: Don't feed the trolls on this one, folks. Thumbs WAY down."
 
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Fern

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I think you're missing the point. A pair have already been to the bottom of the Trench, the point of this is to encourage deep sea exploration and encourage exploration of our own planet and increase awareness of what we have yet to uncover.

I'm familiar with the first Challenger Deep dive.

My point is that another US group has already been successfully revisiting the site and collecting samples and specimens.

Fern