Hi everyone, I'm new here
August 10, 2010 at 9:24 pm #1321
I’m 16, at school in Wales, in the UK. (well, currently it’s the summer holidays, but in three weeks I’ll be doing A-levels)
I’m casually interested in the idea of seasteading, because it would allow much more freedom than in any country at present. Not sure what I could bring to the table though, I think I’ll just be looking into the idea.
Well, I guess that’s it for now. Good evening, or whatever it happens to be in your timezone or when you read this.August 11, 2010 at 12:50 am #11074
Howdy! Welcome to the aquarium. Have a good look-see. I can’t think of many topics that haven’t been touched on. Put in your ideas and opinions, just don’t get your feelings hurt, when the “Great Know-it-alls” start shooting at them. We all have something to share and plenty to learn…
Never be afraid to try something new…
Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.August 12, 2010 at 5:49 pm #11102
RowanE! Ditto what JLF said above, just jump in if you’ve got anything to say.September 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm #11394
If you compare athurart09 post to wohl1917 it becomes hard to see the difference between spambots and real peopleSeptember 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm #11395
Ken SimsKeymasterssteve wrote:
If you compare athurart09 post to wohl1917 it becomes hard to see the difference between spambots and real people
athurart09 is gone.
Having taken recently taken on the role of volunteer primary spam killer here (having been doing that on the TSI wiki for over a year), it’s clear that most of the spam is from live human beings, not bots.September 24, 2010 at 12:43 am #11400
thank you very much! I’ve been looking for a reason to stop coming ’round here and that’s it.September 26, 2010 at 4:13 am #11408
it’s clear that most of the spam is from live human beings, not bots.
That’s surprising, you’d think these people would have better things to do with their time, I’m sure the spam angers more than entices.
And thanks for the work you do clearing the spam.
And apologies to wohl1917.September 28, 2010 at 1:46 pm #11412
thank you very much! I’ve been looking for a reason to stop coming ’round here and that’s it.
LOL, don’t take it so seriously, wohl. Half (or the majority of) the reason we never have good, interesting discussions here anymore is cause all the intelligent posters* get fed up and leave for one reason or another. DM, Eelco, Vince, [the entire TSI staff], P_J, Jesrad, j_smith, etc.
On the other hand, if you have better things to do with your time than post on a dying forum, I can’t blame you there.
What’s that I hear in the distance??? *another one bites the dust… another one bites the dust*
*not that anyone here specifically isn’t an “intelligent poster”, but let’s face it, this forum’s in its death throes
Edit: Also, welcome Rowan. Like most everyone else said, just jump in anytime; there are few ideas so crazy that they haven’t been suggested here at one time or another.September 28, 2010 at 3:10 pm #11414
It’s cyclical, we get fresh blood in periodically. But, yes, most of the old guard has gone due to realizing that people have their own ideas about what is best, and others just seem to be “too dense” to come to the same conclusions. The whole point of seasteading is that we all have great ideas, and we try them all out, and see which ones work out best for each of us. It’s sad that that message didn’t stick with a lot of people. They had some good things to say.
There is no fate but what we make for ourselves. Each to his fate.September 28, 2010 at 4:42 pm #11415
We each pop in on occasion. TSI could use a solid hand at the wheel of managing and motivating those ‘followers’ they have spent so much time and resources attracting. The fact that they post once in a blue moon might have something to do with the lack of energy for ‘old-timers’ like those listed above. What’s the point of gathering these assets if you’re not going to use them?
The most exciting things are happening with Wil and XNS (Columbia and Singapore, respectively). Though the designs still seem to be inexpensive floating islands, Wil can build a submersible. I can’t see ‘steading taking to the open ocean in anything less than a submersible, but time will tell.
-JasonSeptember 29, 2010 at 6:14 am #11416
…TSI could use a solid hand at the wheel of managing and motivating those ‘followers’ they have spent so much time and resources attracting….
I agree, but my response was rather long and more directed at TSI than you, so I started a new thread in the Feedback for TSI section. It was just way too off topic for this thread.September 29, 2010 at 3:12 pm #11418
Per usual, I agree with Jason on this one, and with the quote about evolution and the sea surface. Nothing is designed to live there… it’s either well above it, or below it. So I think either submersibles or airships are the way to go, and one is most likely much, much more cost effective than the other.
But that isn’t Patri’s vision, or that of many others, they still think you can subdue the ocean to man’s will.
Early pioneers worked the land before they built auxillary industries.
My question is why isn’t our focus on submersible mariculture facilities, following the currents from major port to major port?
Once an industry is established, THEN we can work on supplementing it with “Vegas without the rules”, or whatever else you might want.
But those are my thoughts, and possibly my thoughts alone.
There is no fate but what we make for ourselves. Each to his fate.September 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm #11427
Welcome aboard, new person.
Much like Eskimos and snow, boat people have over 30 words for “leak.”October 8, 2010 at 11:40 pm #11490
Welcome, RowanE! Having some bright and enthusiastic seasteaders on board is always a good thing.
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The Seasteading Institute
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