1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. We are currently evaluating the "One Post Per Classified Ad" policy. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TalkBass iphone/android app is NOT WORKING currently. We're working on it. Tapatalk IS working, so if you need to use an app, use Tapatalk. Try using your browser though - TalkBass is now 100% responsive to your phone/tablet screen size ;)

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

The Jade Rabbit has landed.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by T-Bird, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. T-Bird

    T-Bird

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
  2. kanonfodr

    kanonfodr Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think it's a good thing overall. Some folks will go around screaming "The Chinese are coming! The Chinese are coming!!" but more scientific exploration is more scientific exploration - fine by me :)

    Peace,
    Greg
  3. T-Bird

    T-Bird

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi.

    Definitely a good thing from the larger perspective.

    A kick in the nerds for NASA and ESA once again though.
    Perhaps they get the long awaited budget increases easier now ;).

    Regards
    Sam
  4. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Don't be ludicrous Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Likes Received:
    2
    They're going to start hurling rocks down the gravity well at America à la Heinlein's famous novel.

    EVERYBODY RUN TO CANADA!!!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!!!



    :D
  5. bkbirge

    bkbirge Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2000
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    China's got a long term strategy. While we sit saying they did what we did 50 years ago they'll just keep doing while we say, 40, 30, 20, wait we haven't done that yet.

    The more the merrier as far as I'm concerned. I'm not looking forward to another nationalistic based competition but whatever gets the public galvanized. This is needed for all of humanity.
  6. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2011
    Likes Received:
    13
    They faked it.
  7. bkbirge

    bkbirge Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2000
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    Cool pics released today, great mission.

    [​IMG]
  8. HaphAsSard

    HaphAsSard

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Carrots.

    Or, core boring...

    Seriously, I think it's cool stuff, back to the Moon.
  9. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great story - thanks.
  10. LAG

    LAG

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Fan: Green bay Packers
    Chinese doing now what US did years ago. Spending oodles of money to bring rocks back from the moon. Next.
  11. bkbirge

    bkbirge Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2000
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    That seems to be a common perception. Yet we (the USA) don't have that capability in place right now. We don't know how exactly the pyramids were built either though our overall tech is of course much better. Perhaps the space age in the USA was just a passing moment of a couple decades. What is certain is that sitting on our rears laughing at them while they go about getting things done is not a recipe for success.
  12. P Town

    P Town Guest

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    Did they send this up on the elevator?
  13. bassinplace

    bassinplace

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Likes Received:
    3
    I think the technology we devise that we can use here at home while trying to come up with ways to get out there is kinda neat. I don't think outer space will ever be inhabitable for life forms on Earth, though. So in that sense, meh.
  14. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Likes Received:
    1
    Plus One
  15. T-Bird

    T-Bird

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi.

    Not quite just that.

    The next one will most likely be just as suprising as the Chinese race to space has been to this date.

    Herodotos (484-424 BC) explains that pretty well.
    100000 people working for 20 years per cabin, and You have to get something pretty large done.

    We may have the technology now, but that technology is based on the one pretty much perfected by the Egyptians (or aliens :eek:), and they had an almost limitless amount of cheap labour.
    The ethics were also a tad different back then, for their favour ;).

    The history has shown us that rapid success results just as rapid boredom, and when the people who pay for that success (and reap the benefits) keep on demanding the same rate of success and feel let down, the tap closes.
    As the results bebecome PD, others can carry on from where the previous ones stopped.

    OTOH, the Chinese were already using rockets when us Europeans were still clubbing eachother to death, so some kind of poetic justice may be lurking there somewhere.

    The mostly nomadic native Americans lived pretty happily in peace as well.


    :), I was waiting for a comment about that.

    Actually IIRC the Chinese are just as far as the Japanese on the space cannon.

    Regards
    Sam
  16. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2006
    Likes Received:
    2
    I can't be alone in feeling like the "Jade Rabbit" sounds more like an adult themed product than a lunar exploration device, amiright?:meh:
  17. bkbirge

    bkbirge Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2000
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    mkII will be nuclear powered, that should put some zip in your pocket :p
  18. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Likes Received:
    1
    I don't care who the eyes belong to so long as those eyes are on the heavens and the brain behind them is scheming(and dreaming) of how to get up there to see what it's all about.
  19. bkbirge

    bkbirge Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2000
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    +1, I'd like it to be us but it needs to be someone.
  20. P Town

    P Town Guest

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Likes Received:
    0
    Quote:


    Originally Posted by P Town:

    "Did they send this up on the elevator?"

    "I was waiting for a comment about that."


    You're welcome.

Share This Page