The Last Four Minutes of the Deepwater Horizon

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20 Responses:

  1. scullin says:

    I think the banner ad I got on the video might be in poor taste:

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  2. dasht says:

    I read somewhere that the fellow what ran the company what put out drilling rig fires in Iraq post-invasion ....

    was highly critical of this fire suppression operation. He observed that (a) by letting it burn instead, you spill less into the ocean until it's capped; (b) by pouring all that water on it, you accelerated the sinking of the platform and upped the difficulty of capping the well.

    Don't know if he's right or wrong but it makes some sense to me.

  3. ywwg says:

    I was really hoping the grim meathook future would take its time coming to the first world, but it looks like we're doing all we can to hasten its arrival.

  4. spoonyfork says:

    All I could think of while watching those videos was how expensive that event must have been from all angles. Drill baby, drill.

  5. korgmeister says:

    I want that first picture in high res so badly now.

    EDIT: Wow, I need to upgrade my attention span. There's a link to exactly that in the article.