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PostPosted: Mon 30 Aug , 2010 4:47 pm 
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New images of Titanic unveiled

The article only shows two of the new images - hopefully more will be available soon.

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PostPosted: Tue 31 Aug , 2010 1:31 am 
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I have mixed feelings about this. I understand the historical value, but at the same time I wonder if we as a species don't often step over the "line", with good intentions, only to have things degrade to a point of disrespect.
At this point we know enough of the history of the event, so when does it cross the line?

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Sep , 2010 12:35 pm 
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Well, that's a fair question.

I don't think you could legitimately call this a "grave site" any more, since any bodies that were here have long since dissolved into the ecosystem. And there probably isn't a space on earth anywhere that someone hasn't died in, if you go back far enough.

The archivist in me wants to retrieve and preserve as much information as possible about this site.

Incidentally, here's an article with almost two minutes of underwater footage: BBC article

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Sep , 2010 2:04 pm 
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They're just photos, and nothing we haven't seen already. Exploring the interior of the ship is where it gets trickier, but more rewarding. I think one expedition knocked over the crows nest or something. :roll: But if anyone saw Ghosts of the Abyss, James Cameron's crew was able to get in the cargo hold and photograph that Renault, which I thought was pretty extraordinary. Wikipedia lists some of the known damages since its discovery, which, come on now idiots, watch where you're going.

In a barely related story, one of my favorite parts of the Royal Ontario Museum was a turtle shell that someone had accidentally dropped and broken, which allowed them to discover preserved eggs inside. It's the only example of this in the world. Not that we should go throwing around artifacts, I just loved how that particular situation was able to resolve itself. :P




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PostPosted: Wed 01 Sep , 2010 2:49 pm 
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which, come on now idiots, watch where you're going.

Well, to be fair, operating that thingy is a little more complicated than walking through the park :P

Thanks for the tip, though - I just reserved Ghosts of the Abyss from my library :w00t:

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Sep , 2010 7:26 pm 
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Did I imply otherwise? ;) Whatever the job, do it well! Especially when dealing with irreplaceable icons!

Ghosts of the Abyss was an excellent, excellent movie. Wish I hadn't waited so long to see it (was a 2003 release, I think). One of the most poignant scenes occurs after a dive on September 11th, when they get to the surface and are told about the attacks. I always looked at the WTC as the Titanic for our time, so on a personal note, it was interesting to see such a... poetic situation. Being on the ship that never made it to New York, while New York experienced its own tragedy. I would've felt so torn between two worlds, I'd have gotten a nosebleed or something. Too many emotions and information to process! :neutral:




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PostPosted: Sun 15 Apr , 2012 12:00 am 
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Today is the 100th anniversary of when the Titanic struck the iceberg.

100 years. Hard to believe, isn't it? How the world has moved on.

And to think the Titanic was the latest and greatest of technology at the time.

Tomorrow at 2:20 in the morning is the 100th anniversary of when it finally sunk, killing 1576 people.

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Apr , 2012 8:17 pm 
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Very sad. :(

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr , 2012 8:29 am 
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I suppose it worked out for the best that I didn't make any plans, since that whole week was spent in a daze over the loss of my dog, Jesse. Odd time of the year, now, April will seem to me. The first cousin on my dad's side of the family to have a baby was on the 5th, which was just two days before my mom's father passed away in 2005. My brother's birthday is the 6th, and Jesse died on the 10th.

I can't help but notice my last post here was just a month before my maternal grandmother died. Used my inheritance to visit New York City. Ground Zero was :scarey: and :sick: I guess, and the only Titanic-related thing I saw was the memorial at South Street Seaport (there's another one in Central Park, I think).

Here's a neat painting by James A. Flood imagining if the Titanic had arrived at Chelsea Piers as intended...

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr , 2012 1:29 pm 
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Sorry to hear about your dog, *E* :(

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Apr , 2012 4:34 pm 
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Me too. Thanks, Jude. *tips hat*




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PostPosted: Tue 01 Oct , 2013 8:18 pm 
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Titanic photo shows rare glimpse of burial at sea

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Oct , 2013 11:53 pm 
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That was, well, what do you say? Neat? That seems disrespectful. Same with "interesting."

It's unique. I've never seen anything like it.

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PostPosted: Thu 29 May , 2014 7:17 pm 
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Related: Today is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland. This ship was accidentally rammed by a Norwegian coal ship, and sunk in just 14 minutes, killing 1012 people. It happened at 1:55 in the morning, when practically all the victims would have been asleep.

You can read a harrowing account by one of the survivors here.

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PostPosted: Fri 30 May , 2014 12:29 am 
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Oh, that was interesting and frightening!

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