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Claire

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Virgle: An Open-Source Planetary Development Projecth
« on: April 01, 2008, 10:33:11 am »

http://www.google.com/virgle/index.html

Richard Branson and the Googlistas invite us to help found a human colony on Mars. :)




(I'm looking now for the "April Fools!" message ...)
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Re: Virgle: An Open-Source Planetary Development Projecth
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008, 10:50:45 am »

http://www.google.com/virgle/error.html

... Yes, they do good April Fools jokes at Google ...
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Just as the flattery of friends often leads us astray, so the insults of enemies often do us good. -- St. Augustine, Confessions, Book IX, Chapter 8


When faith ceases to be a challenge to the standards of polite society, it is no longer, or has not yet become, faith. -- Donald Spoto, Reluctant Saint:  The Life of Francis of Assisi


My life is my message. -- Gandhi

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Re: Virgle: An Open-Source Planetary Development Projecth
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 01:26:43 pm »

I've been to Mars. I saw Martians. Seriously. :alien:
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Re: Virgle: An Open-Source Planetary Development Projecth
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 01:36:58 pm »

Im in.

Was it just me, or was the map of Mars showing the landing sites vaguely obscene?

cl :ph34r:

And no, that's *not* why I'm in . . .  .
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Re: Virgle: An Open-Source Planetary Development Projecth
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2008, 02:34:14 pm »

Well ....
according to the questionnaire response I'm in when I send in my you-tube vid.

Questionnaire response:
"Well, you're distressingly normal and could conceivably adjust to life as a deep space pioneer, though we recommend instead that you leave the Mars missions to the serious whack jobs who scored over 130 and instead finish year 3 of law school, tuck your toddler into bed, design Web 2.0 applications, run for Congress or do whatever other normal, healthy, middle-of-the-road thing you're currently doing with your normal, healthy, middle-of-the-road life. If you're determined to give Virgle a try, though, you can submit your video here."

IF I don't make the first cut I'll just sneak in my expertise with TiSP mounting equipment that ought to get me a slot .... or something ....

BTW check out that Virgle header picture using the View Background Image button [after you right click] it's pretty cool. BUT .... not sexually suggestive, at least to me ....

http://www.google.com/virgle/error.html

... Yes, they do good April Fools jokes at Google ...

Such as .... this ?
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