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  Reply # 2052588 10-Jul-2018 12:39
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I have a really bad feeling if they leave the coach in by himself overnight. I hope I am wrong.

 

 

He won't be alone. Since they were discovered they have had doctors and navy divers staying with them the whole time, providing medical care, food and water etc....there's no way he would be left alone.


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  Reply # 2052663 10-Jul-2018 13:41
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Elon Musk is apparently there and they are still talking about Submarines, but surely with 100% success and the time to rescue halved overnight from the prior rescue, they aren't going to take experimental technology in and try and save them with it? 

 

It's probably not, but it feels a little like Musk is trying to get some positive publicity.

 

 




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  Reply # 2052668 10-Jul-2018 13:45
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networkn:

 

Elon Musk is apparently there and they are still talking about Submarines, but surely with 100% success and the time to rescue halved overnight from the prior rescue, they aren't going to take experimental technology in and try and save them with it? 

 

It's probably not, but it feels a little like Musk is trying to get some positive publicity.

 

 

I'd say he's grandstanding to either divert attention from the catastrophic situation Tesla finds itself in, or he's doing it to stroke his ego, or both.

 

It's a ludicrous non-option and the Thai authorities could do without the distraction.

 

 


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  Reply # 2052681 10-Jul-2018 13:52
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Does the submarine fit through a 38cm hole?

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  Reply # 2052691 10-Jul-2018 13:58
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networkn:

 

Elon Musk is apparently there and they are still talking about Submarines, but surely with 100% success and the time to rescue halved overnight from the prior rescue, they aren't going to take experimental technology in and try and save them with it? 

 

It's probably not, but it feels a little like Musk is trying to get some positive publicity.

 

 

I'd say he's grandstanding to either divert attention from the catastrophic situation Tesla finds itself in, or he's doing it to stroke his ego, or both.

 

It's a ludicrous non-option and the Thai authorities could do without the distraction.

 

 

 

 

Initially, before they had a formal plan and he was talking about a very low risk submarine option I was pretty happy with him. Now, I think it's unreasonable for him to be there, as you say, simply a distraction.

 

 


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  Reply # 2052696 10-Jul-2018 13:59
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Batman: Does the submarine fit through a 38cm hole?

 

They did demo something going through a very small gap, and I imagine he is well aware of the challenge, and said he could do it anyway. Said he could get one put together in 8 hours.

 

 


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  Reply # 2052725 10-Jul-2018 14:14
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Unless there is an unpublicised issue with one or more of those remaining in the cave, or the weather is about to do something that causes a drastic change, the submarine does seem like an unnecessary distraction. Why abandon a technique that seems to have worked perfectly well up to now?

 

 





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  Reply # 2052760 10-Jul-2018 15:20
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If this report is correct the rescue op has it placed in the cave:

https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/elon-musk-says-hes-been-to-the-thailand-cave-and-left-a-rescue-device-there/news-story/e750796c539a59a4191f98a6e4a94fee

Imo Musk genuinely wanted to contribute a potential solution and that has been accepted as potentially useful. All the same it will add unknowns and would not be used unless a last resort of some kind.

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  Reply # 2052762 10-Jul-2018 15:22
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gzt: If this report is correct the rescue op has it placed in the cave:

https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/elon-musk-says-hes-been-to-the-thailand-cave-and-left-a-rescue-device-there/news-story/e750796c539a59a4191f98a6e4a94fee

Imo Musk genuinely wanted to contribute a potential solution and that has been accepted as potentially useful. All the same it will add unknowns and would not be used unless a last resort of some kind.

 

I don't doubt he genuinely wants to help. I just don't know if right now, he is helping.

 

 


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  Reply # 2052768 10-Jul-2018 15:37
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Ambulances are going into the site. It's about 10:30am there now.

 

 

 

Can someone explain who knows more about it than I, there was concern that Oxygen levels were dropping. I presume what they meant by that was the percentage of oxygen to Carbon Dioxide, as there isn't a way for the CO2 to exit the cave, except via the water? I am not sure how good water is at dispersing CO2, or how much O2 water brings in as it cycles? I assume that they could potentially rebalance the levels by bringing in a large number of O2 tanks and emptying it, but perhaps that would be like filling a swimming pool with a thimble?

 

 


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  Reply # 2052769 10-Jul-2018 15:39
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Ambulances are going into the site. It's about 10:30am there now.

 

Can someone explain who knows more about it than I, there was concern that Oxygen levels were dropping. I presume what they meant by that was the percentage of oxygen to Carbon Dioxide, as there isn't a way for the CO2 to exit the cave, except via the water? I am not sure how good water is at dispersing CO2, or how much O2 water brings in as it cycles? I assume that they could potentially rebalance the levels by bringing in a large number of O2 tanks and emptying it, but perhaps that would be like filling a swimming pool with a thimble?

 

 

They have fed oxygen pipes into the cave now so no issues

 

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networkn:

 

Ambulances are going into the site. It's about 10:30am there now.

 

Can someone explain who knows more about it than I, there was concern that Oxygen levels were dropping. I presume what they meant by that was the percentage of oxygen to Carbon Dioxide, as there isn't a way for the CO2 to exit the cave, except via the water? I am not sure how good water is at dispersing CO2, or how much O2 water brings in as it cycles? I assume that they could potentially rebalance the levels by bringing in a large number of O2 tanks and emptying it, but perhaps that would be like filling a swimming pool with a thimble?

 

 

They have fed oxygen pipes into the cave now so no issues

 

John

 

 

Is it only about pumping in oxygen or getting rid of the C02? Pot plants maybe? :)

 

If they have oxygen in there, that does somewhat take away some of the desperate urgency. If the waters rise, even a lot, the people inside, aren't actually at risk of drowning I presume, so it's more about the ease of getting them out.

 

 


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  Reply # 2052796 10-Jul-2018 16:10
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its good to have alternatives available. Sure they don't need Elon's Sub now, but if there is a huge downpour then they could consider using it.


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  Reply # 2052832 10-Jul-2018 17:32
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Ambulances are going into the site. It's about 10:30am there now.

 

 

 

Can someone explain who knows more about it than I, there was concern that Oxygen levels were dropping. I presume what they meant by that was the percentage of oxygen to Carbon Dioxide, as there isn't a way for the CO2 to exit the cave, except via the water? I am not sure how good water is at dispersing CO2, or how much O2 water brings in as it cycles? I assume that they could potentially rebalance the levels by bringing in a large number of O2 tanks and emptying it, but perhaps that would be like filling a swimming pool with a thimble?

 

 

 

 

According to google:

 

The average person consumes 550L of oxygen a day. Air is 20% oxygen. There are 13 guys there.

 

I don't know how many L of air there is in that cave.

 

Water giving out oxygen?

 

According to google:

 

For every 200mL of oxygen (ie 1L of air), you need about 250L of water to hold that amount of oxygen.


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  Reply # 2052837 10-Jul-2018 17:41
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kryptonjohn: I bet there'll be a movie made about this event. 

 

And in that movie the kids will be American, lol. 

 

Nope, the rescuers will :-)


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