Where's Waldo? There He Is!

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Montezuma

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...49 feet later..."Awwww, fuck!!! Waldo is lost! Sounds the alarm!"

Peon ask, "Sir, why not search one more foot before letting people know we lost Waldo?"

Boss replies, "You idiot, one does not simply move beyond 49 feet underwater! The earth is flat and you might fall off the end."
 

eyemaster

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They lost track of it, it was not responding. Depending on the water conditions, it's nearly impossible to see 50 feet from you in the water, so if you're not looking in the right spot or looking directly at it, fat chance in finding it.
 

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They should have installed a self-inflating buoy in case the computer stopped giving out a good signal (i.e. "yes I'm running" or "yes I'm communicating"). Might make it a little easier to see if it mysteriously shuts down again, especially if it decides to sink next time.
 

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[citation][nom]hellwig[/nom]They should have installed a self-inflating buoy in case the computer stopped giving out a good signal (i.e. "yes I'm running" or "yes I'm communicating"). Might make it a little easier to see if it mysteriously shuts down again, especially if it decides to sink next time.[/citation]

That's a good idea! Seriously.
 

BillSplivins

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Depending on the water conditions, it's nearly impossible to see 50 feet from you in the water
Yeah but you would figure this boat would be equipped with a $200 sonar unit that can see a small fish @ 1000'
 

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[citation][nom]montezuma[/nom]...49 feet later..."Awwww, fuck!!! Waldo is lost! Sounds the alarm!"

Peon ask, "Sir, why not search one more foot before letting people know we lost Waldo?"

Boss replies, "You idiot, one does not simply move beyond 49 feet underwater! The earth is flat and you might fall off the end."[/citation]

That is EPIC WIN right there. Thanks for the TGIF laugh!
 

mlopinto2k1

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Uhh, how DEEP was it? If it is an UNDERWATER vehicle then I think it's safe to assume it wasn't floating on the surface. Geesh! Give these guys a break fellas! 50 feet over, 1 mile down? I bet YOU wont find it either!
 

p00dl3_h3r0

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Was a rope really out of the question? I mean, come on. This idea has been fool proof since the days of the greeks, and even helped some guy kill a minotaur. A MINOTAUR!
 

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[citation][nom]p00dl3_h3r0[/nom]Was a rope really out of the question? I mean, come on. This idea has been fool proof since the days of the greeks, and even helped some guy kill a minotaur. A MINOTAUR![/citation]
Well, yes. The whole point of having an autonomous probe is that you fire and forget while it does all the data logging.
 
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