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T.Dooley
03-10-2009, 12:32 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile31730/4000-Foot-Hole-in-Christchurch-Airport.htm>4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airport</a></b><br><br>Hehe, turn on your terrain. A HUGE hole at the airport. Sucks to be a plane here... <br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=112807/615547hole.jpg>

T.Dooley
03-10-2009, 12:39 PM
Must be for serving aircrafts with water landing gear :angel:

SpiderX22
03-10-2009, 01:37 PM
Must be for serving aircrafts with water landing gear :angel:

Took me awhile to understand this. I have my water shade color set as inverted (as can be seen in the screenshot) so it is the same color as the ground. I set my water color back to default and relooked at this and realized...that in fact you are right...there is a lake in the middle of the airport...a very deep, irregular shaped lake. =D

avrilismymom
04-09-2009, 10:21 PM
Must be for serving aircrafts with water landing gear :angel:

I just had a thought, it's got that shiny stuff on it like the oceans do, maybe it's an interdimensional wormhole of some kind. But if that was the case, you'd think they would turn the place into another Area 51... :D

T.Dooley
04-11-2009, 04:04 AM
I just had a thought, it's got that shiny stuff on it like the oceans do, maybe it's an interdimensional wormhole of some kind. But if that was the case, you'd think they would turn the place into another Area 51... :D

Always wondered why area 51. Maybe this is area 52 or even area 11?! Or area -51 since it's on the other side of the world opposit to area 51.

http://dooley.dk/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airport1.jpg
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http://dooley.dk/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airport0.jpg

avrilismymom
04-13-2009, 08:14 AM
Always wondered why area 51. Maybe this is area 52 or even area 11?! Or area -51 since it's on the other side of the world opposit to area 51.

I think this could actually explain Area 51 since they're on opposite sides of the planet. I guess if we're going to import some "foreign" aircraft, why not do it <i>through</i> the planet instead of just straight onto the planet? After all, nobody's watching <i>New Zealand</i> for any UFOs, are they? :slant:

T.Dooley
04-13-2009, 04:16 PM
...why not do it <i>through</i> the planet instead of just straight onto the planet?

And regular scheduled flights would have new options and opportunities for route planning to long distance destinations :yep:

avrilismymom
04-13-2009, 08:10 PM
And regular scheduled flights would have new options and opportunities for route planning to long distance destinations :yep:

Would certainly save a lot on fuel that way. :D

SpiderX22
04-13-2009, 11:41 PM
Don't forget the wonderful views! =D

T.Dooley
04-14-2009, 04:42 AM
Don't forget the wonderful views! =D

Indeed!

http://dooley.dk/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airport3.jpg

avrilismymom
04-14-2009, 06:16 AM
Now there's where you can say you've been to hell and back! :spin:


Indeed!

http://dooley.dk/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airport3.jpg

T.Dooley
04-14-2009, 06:00 PM
Now there's where you can say you've been to hell and back! :spin:

A hell of a flight :hair: (is that swearing? sorry if)

avrilismymom
04-14-2009, 10:10 PM
A hell of a flight :hair: (is that swearing? sorry if)

:happynope

I just wonder if there would be any layovers; after all, it's an 8,000 mile flight through the whole planet.

T.Dooley
04-15-2009, 02:55 AM
:happynope

I just wonder if there would be any layovers; after all, it's an 8,000 mile flight through the whole planet.

So far we only know for a fact from GE that the hole is about 4000 feet deep.

Beyond that I assume the theory is more or less an open discussion of wormhole functionality or that the hole physically continues to 'the other side' possibly ending up at area 51...

If the hole physically is a hole (in a straight line) through the planet, I see no problem in just showing a film (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052948/), lower the heat and serve some snacks.

Most wormholes I have seen (!) takes only seconds to transit. :yep:

avrilismymom
04-15-2009, 03:35 AM
So far we only know for a fact from GE that the hole is about 4000 feet deep. Beyond that I assume the theory is more or less an open discussion of wormhole functionality or that the hole physically continues to 'the other side' possibly ending up at area 51...

Actually, you're right. Being it a wormhole, though, just wonder where the other end of it is? :slant:


If the hole physically is a hole (in a straight line) through the planet, I see no problem in just showing a film (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052948/), lower the heat and serve some snacks. Most wormholes I have seen (!) takes only seconds to transit. :yep:

Again, you're right. The trip <i>would</i> take only a few seconds. But assuming that if it was a tunnel all the way from here to Area 51, and given enough time, I wonder what the in-flight movie would be? If not <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052948/" target=new>the one you suggested</a>, maybe <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046672/" target=new>this one</a>, for example? :D

T.Dooley
04-15-2009, 03:04 PM
Actually, you're right. Being it a wormhole, though, just wonder where the other end of it is? :slant:

Current wormhole science, available to public knowledge, do not, in theory, reject the possibility of entrance and exit being as close as 8000 miles which equals 2,1510-17 = 0,0000000000000000215 Light year. Although it most likely will be (much) further apart for a "normal" wormhole. Another problem, if it is a wormhole, is that there may be a time and clock problem, so there may not be enough time to see the movie. Or you may even end up stepping back in time never reaching THE END! (of the movie...) :spin:


...what the in-flight movie would be? If not <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052948/" target=new>the one you suggested</a>, maybe <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046672/" target=new>this one</a>, for example? :D

Yes, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea is certainly a good film and an even better, not to say fantastic book. I would enjoy that one cruising over and through lava landscapes :D

avrilismymom
04-15-2009, 11:12 PM
Current wormhole science, available to public knowledge, do not, in theory, reject the possibility of entrance and exit being as close as 8000 miles which equals 2,1510-17 = 0,0000000000000000215 Light year. Although it most likely will be (much) further apart for a "normal" wormhole.

Certainly, in the grand scheme of things in the entire universe, constructing a wormhole to travel only 8,000 miles would probably be a waste given the likely technological capability that any spacefaring alien society has at this point. For one to travel 8,000 miles by ordinary means would probably be no more difficult than walking from your living room to the bedroom, for example.


Another problem, if it is a wormhole, is that there may be a time and clock problem, so there may not be enough time to see the movie. Or you may even end up stepping back in time never reaching THE END! (of the movie...) :spin:

Quite interesting, and that suggests a lot of things. What if one was to go through the wormhole repeatedly, if it meant going back in time repeatedly, for example? And if one went as far as to meet or intervene with one's earlier self going into the wormhole at an earlier point? I think "Doc" from the Back to the Future movies said that would be a time travel paradox.


Yes, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea is certainly a good film and an even better, not to say fantastic book. I would enjoy that one cruising over and through lava landscapes :D

There is also <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120184/" target=new>another movie</a> that is related to this, where an American spaceship from the future is discovered at the bottom of the ocean, which had entered a wormhole of some kind and time traveled to earth's past.

T.Dooley
04-16-2009, 04:40 AM
For one to travel 8,000 miles by ordinary means would probably be no more difficult than walking from your living room to the bedroom, for example.

Actually, from time to time it can be rather difficult to get from any room to your bed room :D


Quite interesting, and that suggests a lot of things. What if one was to go through the wormhole repeatedly, if it meant going back in time repeatedly, for example? And if one went as far as to meet or intervene with one's earlier self going into the wormhole at an earlier point? I think "Doc" from the Back to the Future movies said that would be a time travel paradox.

Lets hope that most wormholes, no matter size, has a forward time/clock ajustment if actual. It makes it's much easier. To travel back in time has always been a hard mental execise.



There is also <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120184/" target=new>another movie</a> that is related to this, where an American spaceship from the future is discovered at the bottom of the ocean, which had entered a wormhole of some kind and time traveled to earth's past.

I'll consider renting it to see if theres any references to Christchurch :yep:

avrilismymom
04-16-2009, 08:31 PM
Actually, from time to time it can be rather difficult to get from any room to your bed room :D

I agree for my own sake. Sometimes it's even hard to get out of the couch. :slant:


Lets hope that most wormholes, no matter size, has a forward time/clock ajustment if actual. It makes it's much easier. To travel back in time has always been a hard mental execise.

I guess it just depends on what options you opt for when buying the ticket for your flight.


I'll consider renting it to see if theres any references to Christchurch :yep:

The movie <i>is</i> set in the Pacific Ocean, which New Zealand is next to... right? If I know my geography?

T.Dooley
04-17-2009, 04:51 PM
I agree for my own sake. Sometimes it's even hard to get out of the couch. :slant:

http://dooley.dk/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airport5.jpg
Agree!



I guess it just depends on what options you opt for when buying the ticket for your flight.

http://dooley.dk/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airport4.jpg
Sure!

avrilismymom
04-18-2009, 01:25 AM
http://dooley.dk/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airport5.jpg

How did you get a picture of me when I was a kid? :D


http://dooley.dk/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airport4.jpg

Where does the wormhole for Area 51 come out? Are there any Vegas tours included? ;)

T.Dooley
04-18-2009, 04:20 AM
How did you get a picture of me when I was a kid? :D

Talked to Avril... :yep: What are Mom's for ;)


Where does the wormhole for Area 51 come out?

Sorry that's classified.


Are there any Vegas tours included? ;)

It'snt there always? By the way, I tend to believe that a trip with 'Earth Core Airlines' could be a bit of a Russian roulette...

avrilismymom
04-18-2009, 04:40 AM
Talked to Avril... :yep: What are Mom's for ;)

Yeah, I suppose I'm the one that should've thought of that one sooner than everyone else :duh:


Sorry that's classified.

On the other hand, if they (Area 51 and the wormhole we're talking about) can be found on GE, they can't be altogether <i>too</i> classified...


It'snt there always? By the way, I tend to believe that a trip with 'Earth Core Airlines' could be a bit of a Russian roulette...

<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077416/" target=new>Russian Roulette</a>? I hope that's not in the way of the other end of the wormhole moving from time to time... maybe it switches from time to time between Area 51 and say, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roswell_UFO_Incident" target=new>Roswell, New Mexico</a>? ;)

T.Dooley
04-18-2009, 02:34 PM
On the other hand, if they (Area 51 and the wormhole we're talking about) can be found on GE, they can't be altogether <i>too</i> classified...

'Area 51' only generates about 78 millions hit on a google search and 'Wormhole in Christchurch' only about 1900 hits :spin: Altogether this sums up to about 78.001.900 and must lead to the conclusion the neither of them for themselves are particularly classified :happynope . But try a search for 'The Wormhole in Christchurch and related exit coordinates in area 51' (with quotes) and you only get about 43 (rather irrelevant) hits!! This must be a bit classified :yep:


<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077416/" target=new>Russian Roulette</a>? I hope that's not in the way of the other end of the wormhole moving from time to time... maybe it switches from time to time between Area 51 and say, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roswell_UFO_Incident" target=new>Roswell, New Mexico</a>? ;)

Well, I will never hope this wormhole travel will come across a Vietnam bambus hut and an six bullet gun. Still one of my (and the late 70'ties) most impressive films. My point was in the direction of that if there could be a probability of that the wormhole could have an bit of a random exit; Area51, Area52, Roswell, Russia, Outer space or Las Vegas...

avrilismymom
04-18-2009, 09:40 PM
But try a search for 'The Wormhole in Christchurch and related exit coordinates in area 51' (with quotes) and you only get about 43 (rather irrelevant) hits!! This must be a bit classified :yep:

So that makes you, me, and 41 other people who know about the "Christchurch Wormhole". Being this the case, what do we call ourselves (Majestic 43?) and what is our purpose besides that of the wormhole? :D


My point was in the direction of that if there could be a probability of that the wormhole could have an bit of a random exit; Area51, Area52, Roswell, Russia, Outer space or Las Vegas...

Quite true. The other end of the wormhole has not been indicated or actually found. So, perhaps as a hint to the passengers, the movie in question could be played, sorta like an announcement saying "from Christcurch to all points beyond". But then that brings about the question potentially of being able to inhabit more than one location at the same time. I don't really know all that much on the subject or even what subject exactly other than it might be dimensional shifting (?) and if the human race is capable of such thing yet or at all. :slant:

T.Dooley
04-18-2009, 10:34 PM
...and what is our purpose besides that of the wormhole?

So wisely put, You must be a philosopher, and my final answer must be "I have no idea" :whoa:


Quite true. The other end of the wormhole has not been indicated or actually found.

Not yet!! :x


...So, perhaps as a hint to the passengers, the movie in question could be played, sorta like an announcement saying "from Christcurch to all points beyond". But then that brings about the question potentially of being able to inhabit more than one location at the same time. I don't really know all that much on the subject or even what subject exactly other than it might be dimensional shifting (?) and if the human race is capable of such thing yet or at all. :slant:

Recommended on civil passenger flights a disclaimer is mandatory: "This, the transportation you has chosen to choose, can not be sued if you burn up in the center of the earth or end up somewhere else that you expected. Of course we guarantee at a 99% rate that your luggage will be somewhere else, or late, or burned..."

Most public information on wormholes actually indicate that this will take reeeeeeaaaally long time before we can construct and control a local one. And like you, I have not clue of 'dimensional shifting' and other of those fascinating theories.

Well I guess this thread will be replied on, some 2 to 7 hundred years from now when 'dimensional shifting' and 'local wormhole travels' are a daily routine. I'll check back then... :givebeer:

avrilismymom
04-19-2009, 12:41 AM
Not yet!! :x

:D


Recommended on civil passenger flights a disclaimer is madatory: "This, the transportation you has chosen to choose, can not be sued if you burn up in the center of the earth or end up somewhere else that you expected. Of course we guarantee at a 99% rate that your luggage will be somewhere else, or late, or burned..."

Now, I wonder what the advertising campain would be like for an airline like this.


Most public information on wormholes actually indicate that this will take reeeeeeaaaally long time before we can construct and control a local one. And like you, I have not clue of 'dimensional shifting' and other of those fascinating theories.

Well I guess this thread will be replied on, some 2 to 7 hundred years from now when 'dimensional shifting' and 'local wormhole travels' are a daily routine. I'll check back then... :givebeer:

Are you sure we don't already have the technology to do so, whether it's being harvested at Area 51 or at Wright-Patterson Base in Ohio? And I'm sure the aliens helping us at both places have already developed the medical technology to extend one's longevity well past 100 Earth years. ;)

T.Dooley
04-19-2009, 10:31 AM
Now, I wonder what the advertising campain would be like for an airline like this.

http://dooley.dk/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airport6.jpg

Something like this?


Are you sure we don't already have the technology to do so, whether it's being harvested at Area 51 or at Wright-Patterson Base in Ohio? And I'm sure the aliens helping us at both places have already developed the medical technology to extend one's longevity well past 100 Earth years. ;)

Of course we have the technology! It's just not public, and in a world where you can patent allmost everything, it may take decades before every man has his own wormhole. On the other hand, given the 'medical longevity extension' you mention, who care how long we gotta wait :D

avrilismymom
04-19-2009, 04:18 PM
Something like this?

:yep: Yes of course, and there would be a number of options involved, including but not limited to:
<ul>
<li>Type of aircraft travelled in, as well as business/coach/first class, etc.</li>
<li>Scenery/Vacation spots such as the beach scene</li>
<li>Since it's a "one way trip" from earth, what you want the airlines to tell your friends</li></ul>

Of course we have the technology! It's just not public, and in a world where you can patent allmost everything, it may take decades before every man has his own wormhole.

You never know, actually. Might be sooner than that depending on how profitable a wormhole is to whoever's involved or interested or whatever.


On the other hand, given the 'medical longevity extension' you mention, who care how long we gotta wait :D

Somewhat of a reference to the debate about the question of whether one wants to be immortal. :confused:

T.Dooley
04-19-2009, 06:59 PM
You never know, actually. Might be sooner than that depending on how profitable a wormhole is to whoever's involved or interested or whatever.

What I'm worried about is that private construction contractors building this on a low cost budget, have to pay licens to some (area 51?!) alien related patent keeper, resulting in putting money ahead of quality, as often seen. I just would hate to have half a worm and half a hole, none of them working.... and WCC (the Wormhole Construction Company) gone bankrupt, then unable to get the hole (and) worm fixed.


Somewhat of a reference to the debate about the question of whether one wants to be immortal.

You could say so. As for me, I dont care as long as I dont has to wait too long to be immortal!

avrilismymom
04-19-2009, 09:45 PM
What I'm worried about is that private construction contractors building this on a low cost budget, have to pay licens to some (area 51?!) alien related patent keeper, resulting in putting money ahead of quality, as often seen. I just would hate to have half a worm and half a hole, none of them working.... and WCC (the Wormhole Construction Company) gone bankrupt, then unable to get the hole (and) worm fixed.

I suppose that's the reason we have stimulus packages to begin with in the event all else fails. Besides, I don't think raising enough money will be a problem. If I know the human race well enough and how relatively impatient it is, cutting down an 18-hour flight from the U.S. west coast to Australia to just a few seconds would be a major relief and a big sell at the same time. :D


You could say so. As for me, I dont care as long as I dont has to wait too long to be immortal!

No argument there. I'm getting old and tired enough as it is already. :slant:

T.Dooley
04-20-2009, 01:12 PM
I suppose that's the reason we have stimulus packages to begin with in the event all else fails. Besides, I don't think raising enough money will be a problem.

What I meant was that I hoped that the technology, when published, would be sort of 'open source' to the best of mankind. In that way everyone could construct their own wormhole and even enhance it with different colors, stereo and custom paint jobs.


If I know the human race well enough and how relatively impatient it is, cutting down an 18-hour flight from the U.S. west coast to Australia to just a few seconds would be a major relief and a big sell at the same time.

Agree. If just the destination issue are fixed. I would just hate to plan to go to Antigua (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=da&q=antigua&lr=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&split=0&ei=gGzsSZucKci4jAf16NWeCg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1) and end up in Antarctica (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctica)

http://dooley.dk/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airport7.jpg


No argument there. I'm getting old and tired enough as it is already. :slant:

Actually I'll second that, and drop my immortality, or take the more light definition; Wittgenstein, in a notably non-theological interpretation of eternal life, writes in the Tractatus that, "If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present."

avrilismymom
04-20-2009, 11:55 PM
What I meant was that I hoped that the technology, when published, would be sort of 'open source' to the best of mankind. In that way everyone could construct their own wormhole and even enhance it with different colors, stereo and custom paint jobs.

Not too shabby of an idea. Everyone who could afford to would get one wormhole, presumably from their basement (or backyard maybe or somewhere at their home) to a destination of their choosing. For a small fee, of course, and maybe all one would even have to do is jump in and pop out at the other end a few seconds later. Well, after throwing the luggage through first, of course. :spin: As for me, I would connect it from here to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tahoe" target=new>Lake Tahoe</a>.


Agree. If just the destination issue are fixed. I would just hate to plan to go to Antigua (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=da&q=antigua&lr=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&split=0&ei=gGzsSZucKci4jAf16NWeCg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1) and end up in Antarctica (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctica)

Only if the wormhole was unstable in some way, or built poorly.... :(


Actually I'll second that, and drop my immortality, or take the more light definition; Wittgenstein, in a notably non-theological interpretation of eternal life, writes in the Tractatus that, "If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present."

This subject, in and of itself, could almost branch off into another discussion completely. That, in addition to the one already in progress, would all be due to a terrain bug in Google Earth.

T.Dooley
04-22-2009, 04:46 AM
This subject, in and of itself, could almost branch off into another discussion completely.

Absolutely !


That, in addition to the one already in progress, would all be due to a terrain bug in Google Earth.

Oh yes! that was where it all started :D

avrilismymom
04-23-2009, 09:27 PM
Now, if only we could really find the actual other end of the wormhole, whether it be on earth, in google sky or google mars.... ;)

T.Dooley
04-27-2009, 04:21 AM
Now, if only we could really find the actual other end of the wormhole, whether it be on earth, in google sky or google mars.... ;)

No problem ;). Here it is! Remember to switch to Mars in GE.

Wonder why space organisations have not used this opportunity before? Maybe because the Christchurch runway is a very busy one...

avrilismymom
05-01-2009, 08:21 AM
Here it is! Remember to switch to Mars in GE.

Yep indeed, that could very well indeed be it. :yep:


Wonder why space organisations have not used this opportunity before? Maybe because the Christchurch runway is a very busy one...

Yes indeed, not only with earth-to-earth transportation, but interplanetary travel as well it seems... Although I would have imagined it would have been closer to the "face", but I guess there's a reason for everything, however strange. :slant:

T.Dooley
05-04-2009, 02:08 PM
Although I would have imagined it would have been closer to the "face", but I guess there's a reason for everything, however strange. :slant:

Actually they're only 1400 kilometers / 870 miles apart, if you mean the Cydonia region of Mars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cydonia_Mensae).

http://dooley.dk/Martian_face_viking_cropped.jpg

A daytrip in a (fast) mars-car, not to mention the possibility of using a local wormhole...

My theory is that this face on Mars must be a Christchurch economy passenger taking a wrong turn during wormhole transport thus hitting hard, a now closed wormhole exit...

avrilismymom
05-05-2009, 09:25 PM
Actually they're only 1400 kilometers / 870 miles apart, if you mean the Cydonia region of Mars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cydonia_Mensae). A daytrip in a (fast) mars-car, not to mention the possibility of using a local wormhole...

Yes indeed. And the distance from the portal to the face could even be used as a short rally, like <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gumball_3000" target=new>this one</a>, and back, perhaps.


My theory is that this face on Mars must be a Christchurch economy passenger taking a wrong turn during wormhole transport thus hitting hard, a now closed wormhole exit...

For sure, it's certainly exhibiting the right kind of facial expression, the surprise to know at the last second a wrong turn was made... :hair:

T.Dooley
05-08-2009, 04:53 PM
Yes indeed. And the distance from the portal to the face could even be used as a short rally, like <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gumball_3000" target=new>this one</a>, and back, perhaps.

http://dooley.dk/images/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airport8.jpg

avrilismymom
05-09-2009, 03:57 AM
Gotta hand it to you for coming up with the pictures that you do, and this discussion as a whole just keeps getting better yet. Imagine the whole travel package:

1. Travel from wherever on Earth to Christchurch.
2. Board a special craft that will enter the wormhole and exit on Mars in a matter of seconds.
3. Join a group of other tourists/travellers on a rally to the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Face_on_mars#The_Face_on_Mars" target=new>face on Mars</a>.
4. Tour the pyramids next to the face.
5. Return to Earth via the Christchurch Wormhole.
6. Report to Area 51 for debriefing.
7. Return home.

A two-week deal for a mere $402,203,405,000 or so. Discounts available.

Appletom
05-11-2009, 04:14 PM
Price it at $402,203,404,999 instead, it makes people feel they are getting a deal.

avrilismymom
05-11-2009, 07:14 PM
Price it at $402,203,404,999 instead, it makes people feel they are getting a deal.

With certain discounts or repeat customership, one might even be able to bargain it down to $402,203,404,998.95 if they're lucky. :D

T.Dooley
05-11-2009, 09:21 PM
Price it at $402,203,404,999 instead, it makes people feel they are getting a deal.


With certain discounts or repeat customership, one might even be able to bargain it down to $402,203,404,998.95 if they're lucky. :D

Instead of dollar discount, how about a voucher

http://dooley.dk/images/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airport9.jpg

avrilismymom
05-12-2009, 02:08 AM
Instead of dollar discount, how about a voucher

Congratulations, you've been hired as the Marketing Strategist for the Christchurch Wormhole Interplanetary Travel Agency (CWITA). :yep:

As part of your job's fringe benefits, free travel to anywhere in the solar system. ;)

I wonder how soon, though, we're all going to get a visit from the men in black for discovering the wormhole? :(

T.Dooley
05-12-2009, 04:57 AM
Congratulations, you've been hired as the Marketing Strategist for the Christchurch Wormhole Interplanetary Travel Agency (CWITA).

As part of your job's fringe benefits, free travel to anywhere in the solar system.

Does this include relocation assistance; medical prescription, vision and dental plans; health and dependent care flexible spending accounts; retirement benefit plans (pension, 401(k) and/or 403(b)); group-term life and long term care insurance plans; legal assistance plans; adoption assistance; child care benefits; transportation benefits; and possibly other miscellaneous employee discounts e.g. movies and theme park tickets, wellness programs, discounted shopping, hotels and resorts, and so on?


I wonder how soon, though, we're all going to get a visit from the men in black for discovering the wormhole? :(

This is absolutely a possibility and I guess they are not the only ones when this wormhole thing comes to public knowledge. So let's keep a low profile inside this forum :D

http://dooley.dk/images/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airporta

avrilismymom
05-12-2009, 05:35 AM
Does this include relocation assistance; medical prescription, vision and dental plans; health and dependent care flexible spending accounts; retirement benefit plans (pension, 401(k) and/or 403(b)); group-term life and long term care insurance plans; legal assistance plans; adoption assistance; child care benefits; transportation benefits; and possibly other miscellaneous employee discounts e.g. movies and theme park tickets, wellness programs, discounted shopping, hotels and resorts, and so on?

Considering the magnitude involving the government's budget towards the acquisition of alien spacecraft and reverse engineering of such, anything is possible, and I mean, <i>anything</i>, including the above, and more. Funny you should mention hotels and resorts, as a wormhole employee you are entitled to free stays for your immediate family at the Mars Face Hilton of Cydonia and a seven-day pass to DisneyMarsFaceLand, to name just a few of the benefits. Don't forget interplanetary travel insurance, spacecraft insurance, AAA for Outer Space, and so on.


This is absolutely a possibility and I guess they are not the only ones when this wormhole thing comes to public knowledge. So let's keep a low profile inside this forum :D

Well, although getting a visit from <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000169/" target=new>Tommy Lee Jones</a> and <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000226/" target=new>Wil Smith</a> might be nice, since I'm somewhat of a fan of both of them, I'm not sure I want to get flashy-thinged at this point. But on the other hand, there's always certain parts of my life I certainly wouldn't mind forgetting... :slant:

T.Dooley
05-12-2009, 03:15 PM
Considering the magnitude involving the government's budget towards the acquisition of alien spacecraft and reverse engineering of such, anything is possible, and I mean, <i>anything</i>, including the above, and more. Funny you should mention hotels and resorts, as a wormhole employee you are entitled to free stays for your immediate family at the Mars Face Hilton of Cydonia and a seven-day pass to DisneyMarsFaceLand, to name just a few of the benefits. Don't forget interplanetary travel insurance, spacecraft insurance, AAA for Outer Space, and so on.

Sounds great, and if I on top of that could get the card below with no-limit, I will throw a red hot party on the Mars Face Hilton of Cydonia :givebeer:

http://dooley.dk/images/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airportb.jpg


Well, although getting a visit from <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000169/" target=new>Tommy Lee Jones</a> and <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000226/" target=new>Wil Smith</a> might be nice, since I'm somewhat of a fan of both of them, I'm not sure I want to get flashy-thinged at this point. But on the other hand, there's always certain parts of my life I certainly wouldn't mind forgetting... :slant:

Well I guess we all more or less have parts or experiences we wouldn't mind forgetting...
And YES; those guy are cool as long as I'm not the hunted, and NO; I too am not ready to get flashy-thinged (http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090224084611AAveIxt) !

avrilismymom
05-12-2009, 08:44 PM
Sounds great, and if I on top of that could get the card below with no-limit, I will throw a red hot party on the Mars Face Hilton of Cydonia :givebeer:

As long as you allow me to strategically place a number of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiki_torch" target=new>tiki torches</a> on the face of mars, specifically one in each eye, several to make a smiley, and a number of them around the edge, then you can throw all the parties you want. I'm sure the humans on Earth will be mildly surprised when they see the face all lit up through their telescopes. :shock:


Well I guess we all more or less have parts or experiences we wouldn't mind forgetting... And YES; those guy are cool as long as I'm not the hunted, and NO; I too am not ready to get flashy-thinged (http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090224084611AAveIxt)!

I'm sure with the amount of money we would be make from the Wormhole Travel Association, we could quite easily afford to budget <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000169/" target=new>Tommy</a> and <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000226/" target=new>Wil<a> to go out and take care of anyone who shows any hint of dissent. ;)

T.Dooley
05-13-2009, 03:22 PM
As long as you allow me to strategically place a number of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiki_torch" target=new>tiki torches</a> on the face of mars, specifically one in each eye, several to make a smiley, and a number of them around the edge, then you can throw all the parties you want. I'm sure the humans on Earth will be mildly surprised when they see the face all lit up through their telescopes.

Be my guest, torches for free. Pick them up in the lobby. Just put them on the Worm-suite, and remember mom said not to play with matches... ;)

http://dooley.dk/images/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airportc.jpg










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http://dooley.dk/images/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airporte.jpg

avrilismymom
05-13-2009, 08:48 PM
Be my guest, torches for free. Pick them up in the lobby. Just put them on the Worm-suite, and remember mom said not to play with matches... ;)

Now this is what I'm talking about:

<center>http://dooley.dk/images/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airporte.jpg</center>

I'm sure that'll make the humans flock by the millions to see what the hey is going on in the lovely state of Cydonia. On the other hand, junior may not have been paying attention about what his mom said about playing with matches:

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T.Dooley
05-14-2009, 09:22 PM
Gotta hand it to you for coming up with the pictures that you do, and this discussion as a whole just keeps getting better yet. Imagine the whole travel package:

1. Travel from wherever on Earth to Christchurch.
2. Board a special craft that will enter the wormhole and exit on Mars in a matter of seconds.
3. Join a group of other tourists/travellers on a rally to the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Face_on_mars#The_Face_on_Mars" target=new>face on Mars</a>.
4. Tour the pyramids next to the face.
5. Return to Earth via the Christchurch Wormhole.
6. Report to Area 51 for debriefing.
7. Return home.

A two-week deal for a mere $402,203,405,000 or so. Discounts available.

A great draft for a tour package which by all means must beat every adventure travel currently available on earth.

Day 1. Travel from wherever on Earth to Christchurch.
Our local office will guide you to the nearest airport (without a wormhole) and put you on a ordinary flight to Christchurch. On the flight snacks will be free and a special "Mars Smoothie" (included) will be served at your will. In our attempt to land we will avoid the wormhole runway, which could immediately beam us further on, and thus make it impossible for you to sightsee Christchurch, The Garden City of New Zealand.

Day 2. Board a special craft that will enter the wormhole and exit on Mars in a matter of seconds.
Prepare you on an adventure when you experience our new transportation technologies. Put yourself in the soft seats and fasten the worm belt. Few seconds later we arrive to our destination. Since we do not want that you get something wrong in your throat because of the short trip, we do not serve any refreshments on the journey. Instead we are concentrating on hitting the right wormhole exit...

Day 3. Join a group of other tourists/travellers on a rally to the face on Mars.
After mars arrival and luggage checkout, your local mars man (guide) will serve a refreshment in the mars bar... You most likely wont have a clue of what he is saying, but he is a very nice guide and will try to help you no matter what questions you may have. What you have to know is that you soon will be put in a rally car with MPS (Mars Positioning System) and for youself have to rally from the current wormhole exit to the Cydonia region of Mars. If you by any chance get lost please make a U turn when possible!
When you arrive you will get your booked suite at the 8'th star hotel "Mars Face Hilton of Cydonia"

Day 4. Tour the pyramids next to the face.
After visiting the "Face" and placing the traditional tiki torch (to fool people back on earth) we will visit the nearby mars pyramids. Said to be evidence of a long-lost Martian civilization along with other features they are told it could be a part of a ruined city.

Day 5. Return to Earth via the Christchurch Wormhole.
Get back; take the relaxing tour back over the red planet in your own rally car. Enjoy the sunset over mars as you cruise along route 77, the major cruise road of mars. Enter our wormhole transportation exit and in moments your are back on earth at our Christchurch earth arrival center.

Day 6. Report to Area 51 for debriefing.
You must be jokeing if you imagine to take a trip like this and not getting noticed!! Aeey!? what planet are you from? or arrived from? Mars, yeahh!! Come up with something better... Of course various 'services' and/or 'bureau's' may like to get a few answers of your whereabouts... Well as long as you did'nt took the rally turn to Mars Vegas on the way back, you have nothing to fear.

Day 7. Return home.
Back in your own bed you can look back on the most furious week in your life up till now. Take it easy for while, and dont forget to checkup on our ever renewing offers to give you the next travel of your life!

avrilismymom
05-15-2009, 02:50 AM
A great draft for a tour package which by all means must beat every adventure travel currently available on earth.

Good work, grasshopper! That's why you've been hired as Marketing Strategist. Please expect a substantial payraise and new benefits package with your next paycheck.


On the flight snacks will be free and a special "Mars Smoothie" (included) will be served at your will.

Two points real quick on this one:

1. On the way to the wormhole, I suggest the flight stops <a href="http://www.marsbarsf.com/" target=new>here</a> on the way to Christchurch to provide one and all with their complimentary snack and drink.

2. Perhaps for the smoothie we could blend <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Bar" target=new>this</a> with <a href="http://www.marketingweek.co.uk/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=59064&u=pg_dtl_art_news&m=pg_hdr_art" target=new>that</a> to help our passengers have a smooth 10-second flight through the Earth-Mars wormhole.


Prepare you on an adventure when you experience our new transportation technologies. Put yourself in the soft seats and fasten the worm belt.

http://www.aerospaceguide.net/planetmars/mars-96.jpg


When you arrive you will get your booked suite at the 8'th star hotel "Mars Face Hilton of Cydonia"


Is a New York City-style hotel adequate to host interplanetary travellers?

http://www.sluniverse.com/snapzilla_snapshots/JeffGlenn_Beck_mars_hotel_270689.jpg

T.Dooley
05-15-2009, 03:26 PM
1. On the way to the wormhole, I suggest the flight stops <a href="http://www.marsbarsf.com/" target=new>here</a> on the way to Christchurch to provide one and all with their complimentary snack and drink.


Great idea and very interresting due to the fact that this fine place is only 584,7 kilometers / 363,31 miles away from area 51. Consider the idea of a dual wormhole trip; from Mars bar & restaurant to area 51 to Christchurch, one day of sightseeing and then wormhole trip two to planet Mars. Or as the add could be; "from Mars to Mars, in rally cars".



2. Perhaps for the smoothie we could blend <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Bar" target=new>this</a> with <a href="http://www.marketingweek.co.uk/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=59064&u=pg_dtl_art_news&m=pg_hdr_art" target=new>that</a> to help our passengers have a smooth 10-second flight through the Earth-Mars wormhole.

A Starburst Mars Bar smoothie!!! Great idea!! Fits the concept completely!


Is a New York City-style hotel adequate to host interplanetary travellers?

Well, I must admit that I had probably imagined something more like this (to justify the $400 billion travel ticket...):

http://dooley.dk/images/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airportf.jpg

avrilismymom
05-15-2009, 08:46 PM
Great idea and very interresting due to the fact that this fine place is only 584,7 kilometers / 363,31 miles away from area 51. Consider the idea of a dual wormhole trip; from Mars bar & restaurant to area 51 to Christchurch, one day of sightseeing and then wormhole trip two to planet Mars. Or as the add could be; "from Mars to Mars, in rally cars".

Couldn't be a more perfect idea. For those who opt to do so, they can stop at Area 51 for a tour, fly/rally to SF for the Mars Bar, fly/boat race across the Pacific to NZ for the wormhole, then on to Mars in a mere 10 seconds! (Quite curiously, 363 miles is about the distance from L.A. to Las Vegas so a rally seems like an extraordinarily good idea. ;)) (Or the other way around between SF and Area 51 as you suggested. :yep:)


A Starburst Mars Bar smoothie!!! Great idea!! Fits the concept completely!
Imagine the number of flavors, or combination of flavors possible, and even to add a dash of alcohol for all the grown-up humans 21 Earth years (or whatever the law says in the local jurisdiction) old!


Well, I must admit that I had probably imagined something more like this (to justify the $400 billion travel ticket...):

Yeah, you're right. We gotta make it worth it for the customers, aka any company's philosophy = "customer leaves happy." So, given your last post and this one, would this seem like a good plan:

1. Fly from home to Area 51
2. Car rally to <a href="http://www.marsbarsf.com/" target=new>Mars Bar</a> in San Francisco

(Option of switching #1 and #2 to include your idea)

3. Boat Rally or Fly to Christchurch and board the spacecraft
4. After the 10-second flight to Mars, disembark and begin Mars-car rally to Mars Face Hilton of Cydonia
5. Tour Pyramids
6. Return to Earth and debrief (if necessary) at Area 51
7. Go home and tell friends/kids/grandkids the story of a lifetime (hopefully you took pictures)

If that's what it comes down to, all we need to do is come up with a brochure and send out to as many travel agencies as possible. ;)

T.Dooley
05-17-2009, 04:15 PM
...(Quite curiously, 363 miles is about the distance from L.A. to Las Vegas so a rally seems like an extraordinarily good idea. ;))...

This cant be a coincidence.. Beside investigations that must be conducted, this could be used as a Vegas trip addition on the SF Mars - Area 51 touring.


Imagine the number of flavors, or combination of flavors possible, and even to add a dash of alcohol for all the grown-up humans 21 Earth years (or whatever the law says in the local jurisdiction) old!

Being above any jurisdiction, regarding this, I'm looking forward to a Tequila Mars-rise!


Yeah, you're right. We gotta make it worth it for the customers, aka any company's philosophy = "customer leaves happy." So, given your last post and this one, would this seem like a good plan:

1. Fly from home to Area 51
2. Car rally to <a href="http://www.marsbarsf.com/" target=new>Mars Bar</a> in San Francisco

(Option of switching #1 and #2 to include your idea)

3. Boat Rally or Fly to Christchurch and board the spacecraft
4. After the 10-second flight to Mars, disembark and begin Mars-car rally to Mars Face Hilton of Cydonia
5. Tour Pyramids
6. Return to Earth and debrief (if necessary) at Area 51
7. Go home and tell friends/kids/grandkids the story of a lifetime (hopefully you took pictures)

If that's what it comes down to, all we need to do is come up with a brochure and send out to as many travel agencies as possible. ;)

Your are the natural born guide of this tour! This is a very nice tour layout.

avrilismymom
05-17-2009, 06:52 PM
This cant be a coincidence.. Beside investigations that must be conducted, this could be used as a Vegas trip addition on the SF Mars - Area 51 touring.

I've had an idea occur to me in the last few days, an obvious one -- a Las Vegas on Mars, with a number of themed hotels such as the NYC hotel I suggested and the ultra-high-tech one you suggested, to say the least, and of course, a hotel in the shape of the Mars Face itself... :yep:


Being above any jurisdiction, regarding this, I'm looking forward to a Tequila Mars-rise!

You know, you're right, Mars is a completely different planet, so a new set of laws is free to be made. Considering a year on mars is 687 earth-days long, let's do some math here real quick:

-> Legal drinking age in Las Vegas, Earth = 21 earth years * 365 days = 7665 days

-> Legal drinking age in Las Vegas, Cydonia = 7665 days / 687 earth days per mars year = 11.15 years on mars?


Your are the natural born guide of this tour! This is a very nice tour layout.

Just contributing to an ongoing idea... it's a work in progress. ;)

T.Dooley
05-18-2009, 04:20 PM
I've had an idea occur to me in the last few days, an obvious one -- a Las Vegas on Mars, with a number of themed hotels such as the NYC hotel I suggested and the ultra-high-tech one you suggested, to say the least, and of course, a hotel in the shape of the Mars Face itself... :yep:

This is so obvious! The next "City of Lights" of course including "old style" New York hotels (http://www.grandtimes.com/New_York_Nostalgia.html) and the more "multi star ultra-high-tech" ones (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Al_Arab) not to mention the Mars pyramid hotel inspired by this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxor_Hotel)


You know, you're right, Mars is a completely different planet, so a new set of laws is free to be made. Considering a year on mars is 687 earth-days long, let's do some math here real quick:
-> Legal drinking age in Las Vegas, Earth = 21 earth years * 365 days = 7665 days
-> Legal drinking age in Las Vegas, Cydonia = 7665 days / 687 earth days per mars year = 11.15 years on mars?

Although the 2 ages were put together, I would still legally be able to enjoy my Mars smoothie with an appropriate splash of alcohol. I would on the other hand be slightly worried if Earth kids 11 years of age were admitted to enjoy this kind of variations of the Mars smoothies.


Just contributing to an ongoing idea... it's a work in progress.;)

And doing well, this is a very constructive (and a bit far out) thread putting a nice perspective on... Here I could list 32 earth worldwide reasons for having a good laugh, but I wont. Do it youself, Laugh and List! :lol:

avrilismymom
05-18-2009, 07:33 PM
not to mention the Mars pyramid hotel inspired by this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxor_Hotel)

And if arranged in just the right way, it (or a number of these) could be used to advertise the resort to the rest of the solar system and beyond.


Although the 2 ages were put together, I would still legally be able to enjoy my Mars smoothie with an appropriate splash of alcohol. I would on the other hand be slightly worried if Earth kids 11 years of age were admitted to enjoy this kind of variations of the Mars smoothies.

I would tend to agree.


And doing well, this is a very constructive (and a bit far out) thread putting a nice perspective on...

Yes indeed.

avrilismymom
05-24-2009, 07:19 PM
So I take it from the <a href="http://www.gearthhacks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13803" target=new>other thread</a> that Bill Gates is responsible for this wormhole? I guess that solves the mystery.

"This wormhole brought to you by the Microsoft Corporation" :D
"Compatible only with Wormhole XP/Wormhole Vista OS's" :slant:

SpiderX22
05-24-2009, 09:51 PM
Now I'm scared to fly through this wormhole..considering the high crash rate of my windows machine..

avrilismymom
05-25-2009, 06:23 AM
Now I'm scared to fly through this wormhole..considering the high crash rate of my windows machine..

Now that's scary. Just imagine getting a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_screen_of_death" target=new>blue screen of death</a> on the way to a vacation in Las Vegas Cydonia that you've been planning for months... :eek:

I guess now that Bill Gates has conquered the Earth with his software, maybe he's looking to expand out to the solar system...

T.Dooley
05-27-2009, 06:31 PM
Now I'm scared to fly through this wormhole..considering the high crash rate of my windows machine..


Now that's scary. Just imagine getting a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_screen_of_death" target=new>blue screen of death</a> on the way to a vacation in Las Vegas Cydonia that you've been planning for months... :eek:

I guess now that Bill Gates has conquered the Earth with his software, maybe he's looking to expand out to the solar system...

http://dooley.dk/images/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airportg.jpg

Dont worry, be lucky!

I just hope that Bill dont have to use as many years out in space as on earth, to make a stable system. When that is said the wormhole most likely wont work without software and software always has errors, some never occur and some have fatal consequences. Before we put the first tours for sale we must conduct a lot of tests. This involve sending a bunch of worms through the wormhole and checking that they make it out there and back. Should there by accident be minor errors like splitting of bodies and likewise, no animal will be hurt (very much) since it's wellknown that most worms survive being split in two.

http://dooley.dk/images/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airporth.jpg

avrilismymom
05-29-2009, 05:38 AM
Before we put the first tours for sale we must conduct a lot of tests.
I agree, and I think that good ol' Billy Gates (or whoever runs MS these days as I heard he retired from it) is on the right track by test-releasing <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7" target=new>Windows 7</a> (the next version after Vista) before it gets released for real.


This involve sending a bunch of worms through the wormhole and checking that they make it out there and back. Should there by accident be minor errors like splitting of bodies and likewise, no animal will be hurt (very much) since it's wellknown that most worms survive being split in two.

True, both in real life and in the movie <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120912/" target=new>MiB II</a> as well.

I would conclude from this thread thus far that Bill Gates works/has worked at Area 51 and invented the Christchurch Wormhole as a means of shortening the travel time to his home planet or wherever else in this universe.

T.Dooley
05-29-2009, 02:27 PM
I agree, and I think that good ol' Billy Gates (or whoever runs MS these days as I heard he retired from it) is on the right track by test-releasing <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7" target=new>Windows 7</a> (the next version after Vista) before it gets released for real.

Yes, Billy Boy is retired and Steve Ballmer has been in charge for the last couple of years. Not the nerd type but indeed a very colorful personality...
And Yes, for what I have heard W7 should be okay. Personally I feel fine running the now old XP, which in my opinon, was a great shift from the old DOS / Windows 95, 98 to Windows NT and then XP, a very stable and reliable system. I have for a few months tried Vista and against the general opinion I actually thinks it's okay. No Blue Screen Of Death, everything works as designed.

For a wormhole transport capsule I might prefer a AP-101 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_AP-101). Though the chip in your watch is likely to exceed the capacity of it, the stability exceeds most computers in this world.

http://dooley.dk/images/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airporti.jpg


I would conclude from this thread thus far that Bill Gates works/has worked at Area 51 and invented the Christchurch Wormhole as a means of shortening the travel time to his home planet or wherever else in this universe.

This must be a fact since I seen many glitches in graphical computer programs over the years, and a major part of them was supported by Mr. Gates. Apparently Windows and Microsoft was only a job after a days work at area 51. That explains why he often were said to work at night.

avrilismymom
05-29-2009, 11:26 PM
Personally I feel fine running the now old XP, which in my opinon, was a great shift from the old DOS / Windows 95, 98 to Windows NT and then XP, a very stable and reliable system.

I agree. I think XP was a good improvement over 95/98. I recall in the early 90's when 3.1 came on six floppies and had a 16 color display... :lol:


For a wormhole transport capsule I might prefer a AP-101 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_AP-101). Though the chip in your watch is likely to exceed the capacity of it, the stability exceeds most computers in this world.

When you put your life in the hands of a computer, I would prefer stability as well... :yep:


This must be a fact since I seen many glitches in graphical computer programs over the years, and a major part of them was supported by Mr. Gates. Apparently Windows and Microsoft was only a job after a days work at area 51. That explains why he often were said to work at night.

I think this is where they would say (to Billy), "Don't quit your day job..."

T.Dooley
05-30-2009, 09:04 AM
I recall in the early 90's when 3.1 came on six floppies and had a 16 color display... :lol:

Oh yeah, those were the days, not to mention the, more than 50, 1.44 MB disks of windows 95/98 and hours spent re-installing and optimizing the 640 kilobytes (0.6 KB, 0.0006 MB) memory.

Not many would have imagined that there was an area 51 version of the software; "the wormhole edition - Install at your own risk. Dont do this at home!"

http://dooley.dk/images/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airportj.jpg


I think this is where they would say (to Billy), "Don't quit your day job..."

Agree, but I wish I had put a few bucks of my hard-earned paperboy salary in Billy's night activities (Microsoft shares) back in the start 80'ties ;)

avrilismymom
05-30-2009, 09:23 AM
Oh yeah, those were the days, not to mention the, more than 50, 1.44 MB disks of windows 95/98 and hours spent re-installing and optimizing the 640 kilobytes (0.6 KB, 0.0006 MB) memory.

Are you serious about the 50 floppies??? :shock: What was Bill thinking? Other than maybe "I don't care how you install it, or how insanely frustrated you get, or how much hair you rip out doing it, as long as you're running my software on your computer" and he laughs all the way to the bank on whatever planet. I guess if it's true I don't recall that part of the 90's. :slant: Well, considering what I was doing at the time anyway, but that's another story meant for another thread in a galaxy far, far away.


Not many would have imagined that there was an area 51 version of the software; "the wormhole edition - Install at your own risk. Dont do this at home!"

More like "Don't try this at home - try it at your friend's house first, see if it crashes <i>their</i> computer before installing it on yours. Observe their facial expression the first time they get a BSoD." That's the secret warning for Area 51 employees.


Agree, but I wish I had put a few bucks of my hard-earned paperboy salary in Billy's night activities (Microsoft shares) back in the start 80'ties ;)

Agreed.... I want <i>my</i> share of that $90 billion or what's left of it after the NYSE started nose diving like it did. :( I kinda feel sorry for that guy that sold the computer system to him for $50k back in the 70's I think?

T.Dooley
05-31-2009, 07:48 AM
Are you serious about the 50 floppies??? :shock: What was Bill thinking?

Actually windows 95 used 15 floppies and windows 98 used 59 floppies! It seems to vary a few floppies due to which flavour of the system used. This was in the early days with 2 speed CD-roms just beginning to come on sale. Imagine starting installation and getting a floppy disk error on disk 38! I dont have to imagine, I've tried it a couple of times. Thanks god that the CD became the standard for installing a few years later.


More like "Don't try this at home - try it at your friend's house first, see if it crashes <i>their</i> computer before installing it on yours. Observe their facial expression the first time they get a BSoD." That's the secret warning for Area 51 employees.

Agree, "Don't try this at home". What I fear if this edition for installing wormholes ever has been or will be installed outside area 51 (of course apart from Christchurch), you will see thousands of half completed wormhole installations, which could be a danger to the public. Not to mention that a wormhole installation without the proper updates are exposed to all kind of viruses and malware, like Trojan horses and... worms! :eek:


I kinda feel sorry for that guy that sold the computer system to him for $50k back in the 70's I think?

MS-DOS was based on QDOS, the "Quick and Dirty Operating System" written by Tim Paterson. Gates bought the rights to QDOS for $50,000 and then made a big deal with IBM. And the rest is history. Allmost. Later that year (1981) Tim Paterson actually joined Microsoft, so I guess (and hope) that Tim has had his part of MS shares.

avrilismymom
05-31-2009, 09:50 PM
Thanks god that the CD became the standard for installing a few years later.

Yes indeed, gratefulness many times over for the invention of the CD, and I'm sure later in the future the DVD with a 4.7GB capacity, which I'm sure MS will need for later versions of Windows.

I've been a rabid player of MS flight simulator since '91 when it came out on a single 5" floppy (and a CGA display), and with version 5.0 in '97 that came out on two 3" floppies, and now FS2004 comes out on four CDs! (Which could have fit all on to on DVD if they'd thought about it :slant:)


Agree, "Don't try this at home". What I fear if this edition for installing wormholes ever has been or will be installed outside area 51 (of course apart from Christchurch), you will see thousands of half completed wormhole installations, which could be a danger to the public. Not to mention that a wormhole installation without the proper updates are exposed to all kind of viruses and malware, like Trojan horses and... worms! :eek:

I would hope for Earth's sake that the EULA would be quite strict, and it would be quite lengthy at that. People wishing to buy the MS Windows Wormhole Edition would be screened and interviewed very carefully...


MS-DOS was based on QDOS, the "Quick and Dirty Operating System" written by Tim Paterson. Gates bought the rights to QDOS for $50,000 and then made a big deal with IBM. And the rest is history. Allmost. Later that year (1981) Tim Paterson actually joined Microsoft, so I guess (and hope) that Tim has had his part of MS shares.

Hoping that Tim Paterson has 20/20 hindsight...

T.Dooley
06-02-2009, 09:25 PM
Yes indeed, gratefulness many times over for the invention of the CD, and I'm sure later in the future the DVD with a 4.7GB capacity, which I'm sure MS will need for later versions of Windows.

I've been a rabid player of MS flight simulator since '91 when it came out on a single 5" floppy (and a CGA display), and with version 5.0 in '97 that came out on two 3" floppies, and now FS2004 comes out on four CDs! (Which could have fit all on to on DVD if they'd thought about it :slant:)


Are you aware of the wormhole flight sim? The first MS flight simulator on DVD and unlimited wormhole flight. Made by Bill during the area 51 years...

http://dooley.dk/images/4000 Foot Hole in Christchurch Airportk.jpg


I would hope for Earth's sake that the EULA would be quite strict, and it would be quite lengthy at that. People wishing to buy the MS Windows Wormhole Edition would be screened and interviewed very carefully...

The EULA is so long that the one guy who once tried to activate this system did end up at a mental institution (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073486/) after reading the first 2221 pages. Actually a loop was put in the EULA on page 2222 pointing back to page 22 (afterwards known as catch 22 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch-22)) resulting in that you never in the first releases of the system would end up with a 'OK to continue' button...


Hoping that Tim Paterson has 20/20 hindsight...

Apparently to public sources he managed to earn enough to start all over again and afford racing rally cars. I guess we all, if I get the term right, experience 20/20 hindsight from time to time. Did anyone predict that this single placemark from SpiderX22 would spawn a rather long series of comments regarding wormholes and some other subjects... I did'nt! I don't regret anything in this thread, but I must say there may be actions or decisions in my life when looked at by the clear light of the 20/20 hindsight I would like to do different. Not many :happynope but a few... Guess thats part of living ;)

avrilismymom
06-03-2009, 02:17 AM
Are you aware of the wormhole flight sim? The first MS flight simulator on DVD and unlimited wormhole flight. Made by Bill during the area 51 years...

I signed a confidentiality clause with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft" target=new>a certain company</a> at <a href="http://www.ufos-aliens.co.uk/cosmicarea51.html" target=new>a certain place</a> that's run by <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_gates" target=new>a certain person</a> that prevents me from discussing potential possession of such software. For this I apologize.


The EULA is so long that the one guy who once tried to activate this system did end up at a mental institution (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073486/) after reading the first 2221 pages. Actually a loop was put in the EULA on page 2222 pointing back to page 22 (afterwards known as catch 22 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catch-22)) resulting in that you never in the first releases of the system would end up with a 'OK to continue' button...

Page 2222? Wouldn't that really entail <i>two</i> Catch 22's? Speaking of <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073486/" target=new>this</a>, maybe we could use that as the codename for the "Microsoft Wormhole XP/Vista/Whatever at Christchurch"? In addition to the guy you know about, I know of this one woman, a former Area 51 employee, who wound up <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0172493/" target=new>here</a> after making it only to page 1024...


Apparently to public sources he managed to earn enough to start all over again and afford racing rally cars.

Racing rally cars? That having been mentioned earlier in the thread, doesn't it seem amazing that everything's coming back around full circle to the wormhole/subject of? I think we should offer him a free trip to attend the Cydonia Rally 2010...


I guess we all, if I get the term right, experience 20/20 hindsight from time to time. Did anyone predict that this single placemark from SpiderX22 would spawn a rather long series of comments regarding wormholes and some other subjects... I did'nt! I don't regret anything in this thread, but I must say there may be actions or decisions in my life when looked at by the clear light of the 20/20 hindsight I would like to do different. Not many :happynope but a few... Guess thats part of living ;)

Quite correct, I don't think anyone could have seen this coming. KUDOS to <a href="http://www.gearthhacks.com/forums/member.php?u=43979" target=new>SpiderX22</a> for the discovery of the wormhole and its connection to Bill Gates and Area 51. I think I'd seriously die laughing if this made the news: "This just in. A mysterious wormhole was recently discovered here on Earth thanks to the website Google Earth Hacks. It has been connected to the Microsoft Corporation and developed specifically by Billy Gates during his tenure at Area 51 in Nevada. Neither MS or BG could be reached for comment and security has been put on extremely high alert to control the crowds clamoring to gaze upon the portal to other dimensions. All world leaders are taking to the airwaves to calm fears of an alien invasion." :rofl:

Here's a little math for you:

One CD = 700MB = 1,945 5" Floppies = 7,780 Floppies for MS Flight Simulator 2004

Just imagine if Billy Gates had the cruel sense of humor to play a joke like that on us.