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10 Dec 2012 12:45 AM   |   6995 clicks   |   Daily Mail
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ZAZ    [TotalFark]  
Odd to see a London registry. I thought ships were ordinarily registered in East Nowhereistan for legal reasons.

09 Dec 2012 10:19 PM
Nothing To See Here     
Are Red & Green dingleberries , crap?

10 Dec 2012 12:47 AM
DiRF     
I get all my decent Christmas shiat from the Winter Wonerland in the Northeast corner of the Ikea parking lot in Paramus, New Jersey

10 Dec 2012 12:47 AM
whidbey     
hurr subby's a commie liburul hurr WAR ON CHRISTMAS

10 Dec 2012 12:49 AM
dywed88     
Meh, I can relax because my Christmas present to my sister arrived in China.

10 Dec 2012 12:51 AM
The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves     
It's hard to believe a ship could carry so much lead without capsizing.

10 Dec 2012 12:52 AM
DarkSoulNoHope     
Yay, my arsenic laced Dead Dolls are here!

10 Dec 2012 12:53 AM
Lt_Ryan     
Chances are there is very little Christmas merchandise on that ship or any container ship at this point. Retailers are past stocking up on Christmas items at this point and most of the goods due to become a Christmas gift are past that point in the supply chain. Right now retailers are stocking up on Valentines day goods and that's a big part of container traffic.

10 Dec 2012 12:54 AM
Make More Hinjews     
So if we wanted to go all Fight Club, can somebody run me through the pros and cons of blowing up this ship vs. blowing up the banks?

/ ...
// Was that a knock at my door?
/// Shhh... everybody shut up for a second.

10 Dec 2012 12:54 AM
Make More Hinjews     

Lt_Ryan: Chances are there is very little Christmas merchandise on that ship or any container ship at this point. Retailers are past stocking up on Christmas items at this point and most of the goods due to become a Christmas gift are past that point in the supply chain. Right now retailers are stocking up on Valentines day goods and that's a big part of container traffic.


Thank you, Rain Man. ;)

10 Dec 2012 12:55 AM
gaspode     
a 396 metre long ship is 51 times longer than a 'super-liner'?

am I the only one seeing a flaw in this statement?

10 Dec 2012 12:59 AM
Maul555     

gaspode: a 396 metre long ship is 51 times longer than a 'super-liner'?

am I the only one seeing a flaw in this statement?


The QM2 is 345 meters long, which is exactly 51 meters shorter than the largest container ship in the world.

/proof reading, how does that shiat work?

10 Dec 2012 01:05 AM
FunkOut    [TotalFark]  
Modern people get their stuff from some place in the amazon...

10 Dec 2012 01:06 AM
techbuzz     

gaspode: a 396 metre long ship is 51 times longer than a 'super-liner'?

am I the only one seeing a flaw in this statement?



Yes. And this statement Fails as well:
The scope of the biggest man-made object to have ever moved across the planet...

List of longest ships

10 Dec 2012 01:08 AM
The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves     

gaspode: a 396 metre long ship is 51 times longer than a 'super-liner'?

am I the only one seeing a flaw in this statement?


What they meant is it can travel at 51 times the speed of light.

10 Dec 2012 01:08 AM
BronyMedic     
I guess the war on Chri$tmas is going smoothly after all!!

10 Dec 2012 01:08 AM
phrawgh     
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10 Dec 2012 01:08 AM
No Catchy Nickname     

gaspode: a 396 metre long ship is 51 times longer than a 'super-liner'?

am I the only one seeing a flaw in this statement?


I also came here to point out just how the Daily Fail earns its moniker.

Honestly, 51 times longer than a massive ocean liner? Nice job, chaps.

10 Dec 2012 01:09 AM
JonnyG     

Maul555: gaspode: a 396 metre long ship is 51 times longer than a 'super-liner'?

am I the only one seeing a flaw in this statement?

The QM2 is 345 meters long, which is exactly 51 meters shorter than the largest container ship in the world.

/proof reading, how does that shiat work?


Came looking for an explanation and leaving satisfied.

10 Dec 2012 01:10 AM
tinfoil-hat maggie    [TotalFark]  

Lt_Ryan: Chances are there is very little Christmas merchandise on that ship or any container ship at this point. Retailers are past stocking up on Christmas items at this point and most of the goods due to become a Christmas gift are past that point in the supply chain. Right now retailers are stocking up on Valentines day goods and that's a big part of container traffic.


Yep, I remember we had to wait for a now shipment of stuff one year because a freighter from China went down in a typhoon in like July. Now it's all valentines and Easter crap or maybe even 4th of July and summer accessories.
.

10 Dec 2012 01:12 AM
whidbey     

No Catchy Nickname: Honestly, 51 times longer than a massive ocean liner? Nice job, chaps


Well it can also travel 18 times the speed of light, too.

10 Dec 2012 01:13 AM
gweilo8888    [TotalFark]  
The Daily Fail has nothing to do with news or journalism. It's a linkwhoring blog, and it has been for years. A very successful linkwhoring blog, yes, but still full of the same amateurishly-written, meaningless dross as every other blog. I rather get the feeling they spend about 15 minutes researching each piece, and about 15 more on writing them. I may well be overestimating.

Picking holes in its content is about as challenging as managing to hit the ground when you fall over.

10 Dec 2012 01:16 AM
whidbey     

gweilo8888: The Daily Fail has nothing to do with news or journalism. It's a linkwhoring blog, and it has been for years.


So some stupid ship full of a lot of Chinese junk didn't show up and a lot of people aren't going to waste their money buying shiat off it for the upcoming stupid boring pointless ultra-corporate holiday season?

Say it isn't so, Joe.

10 Dec 2012 01:18 AM
dyhchong     

techbuzz: gaspode: a 396 metre long ship is 51 times longer than a 'super-liner'?

am I the only one seeing a flaw in this statement?


Yes. And this statement Fails as well:
The scope of the biggest man-made object to have ever moved across the planet...

List of longest ships


Biggest/largest != longest.

Blue whale is the biggest/largest creature to have ever lived but sauropods were longer. Daily Fail still maintains its namesake, however.

10 Dec 2012 01:20 AM
FunkOut    [TotalFark]  
It's too bad people in American won't make crap for $2 a day.

10 Dec 2012 01:23 AM
drunk_bouncnbaloruber     
I'm still waiting on the gift I got my brother I ordered on Cyber Monday.

10 Dec 2012 01:28 AM
whidbey     

FunkOut: It's too bad people in American won't make crap for $2 a day.


Yeah it is. Because $2 still buys a couple of tacos, and that's all anyone really needs.

10 Dec 2012 01:29 AM
techbuzz     

dyhchong: techbuzz: gaspode: a 396 metre long ship is 51 times longer than a 'super-liner'?

am I the only one seeing a flaw in this statement?


Yes. And this statement Fails as well:
The scope of the biggest man-made object to have ever moved across the planet...

List of longest ships

Biggest/largest != longest.

Blue whale is the biggest/largest creature to have ever lived but sauropods were longer. Daily Fail still maintains its namesake, however.


The Marco Polo is not the longest nor largest. If you had bothered to check the list, you could have verified both and saved a post. Seems you and the DailyFail both Fail at fact checking.

10 Dec 2012 01:41 AM
Valiente     

FunkOut: It's too bad people in American won't make crap for $2 a day.


They will, and pretty soon. The upside to the fiscal cliff is that at least the sweatshop is in the shade after lunch.

10 Dec 2012 01:44 AM
Huck And Molly Ziegler     
It's just a model!

The real one is 51 Rhode Islands big.

10 Dec 2012 01:48 AM
kryphon     
How about 9th longest ship in the world. Maersk E Class, anyone? There are 8 of them after all.

Link

10 Dec 2012 01:49 AM
Shyla     
Love how they made a point, a few times, to say it came from the "far East" instead of just saying it came from China.

10 Dec 2012 01:54 AM
limboslam     
This story brought to you by the years 1960 to today.

10 Dec 2012 02:05 AM
No Catchy Nickname     

whidbey: No Catchy Nickname: Honestly, 51 times longer than a massive ocean liner? Nice job, chaps

Well it can also travel 18 times the speed of light, too.


Ah, yes, but can it do the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs?

10 Dec 2012 02:19 AM
tinfoil-hat maggie    [TotalFark]  

whidbey: No Catchy Nickname: Honestly, 51 times longer than a massive ocean liner? Nice job, chaps

Well it can also travel 18 times the speed of light, too.


Yes but can it make the Kessal run in 12 parsecs : )

10 Dec 2012 02:35 AM
Get Your Dick Out Of My Food     

Shyla: Love how they made a point, a few times, to say it came from the "far East" instead of just saying it came from China.


It's bearing exotic spices.

10 Dec 2012 02:56 AM
whidbey     

No Catchy Nickname: whidbey: No Catchy Nickname: Honestly, 51 times longer than a massive ocean liner? Nice job, chaps

Well it can also travel 18 times the speed of light, too.

Ah, yes, but can it do the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs?


It's a wretched hive of scum and villainy to be sure.

10 Dec 2012 02:56 AM
giftedmadness     
so whibey is still on fark tonight but ignoring his other hallmark thread where he gets outed as a sexist hypocrite....

10 Dec 2012 03:05 AM
crab66     
A quality article.

10 Dec 2012 03:08 AM
sendtodave     

Rufus Lee King: I like Chinese,

I like Chinese,

They only come up to your knees,

Yet they're always friendly,

And ready to please.

[www.cardinalfang.net image 360x254]


Wo ai Zhonguo ren
Wo ai Zhonguo ren
Wo ai Zhonguo ren
Ni hao ma, Ni hao ma, Ni hao ma
Zai jian

/wife hates it when I sing that song

10 Dec 2012 03:11 AM
slackananda     

JonnyG: Maul555: gaspode: a 396 metre long ship is 51 times longer than a 'super-liner'?am I the only one seeing a flaw in this statement?The QM2 is 345 meters long, which is exactly 51 meters shorter than the largest container ship in the world./proof reading, how does that shiat work?Came looking for an explanation and leaving satisfied.


I think the figure of a 16,000 container capacity is questionable as well....

Making a rough (approximate) count of the containers above deck I come up with 6*17*28 = 2856.
I don't think there is room for 13,144 containers below deck....

I'll go there even though I was told there would be no math. If I'm wrong, please let me know. (Oh wait, it's Fark, so no need to ask!)

10 Dec 2012 03:14 AM
sexorcisst     
Melly Chlistmas!

10 Dec 2012 03:27 AM
LabGrrl     

slackananda: JonnyG: Maul555: gaspode: a 396 metre long ship is 51 times longer than a 'super-liner'?am I the only one seeing a flaw in this statement?The QM2 is 345 meters long, which is exactly 51 meters shorter than the largest container ship in the world./proof reading, how does that shiat work?Came looking for an explanation and leaving satisfied.

I think the figure of a 16,000 container capacity is questionable as well....

Making a rough (approximate) count of the containers above deck I come up with 6*17*28 = 2856.
I don't think there is room for 13,144 containers below deck....

I'll go there even though I was told there would be no math. If I'm wrong, please let me know. (Oh wait, it's Fark, so no need to ask!)


Intermodal containers come in different sizes. They tend to load the big ones on the outside because physics. The littlest ones I know of each take up 1/7 of a big one. Pretty sure # of containers is based on the little ones, not the big ones.

10 Dec 2012 03:33 AM
slackananda     

LabGrrl: Intermodal containers come in different sizes. They tend to load the big ones on the outside because physics. The littlest ones I know of each take up 1/7 of a big one. Pretty sure # of containers is based on the little ones, not the big ones.


Thanks, that makes sense, but now I am disturbed by the possibility the figure of 16,000 containers may be on the low end.

After I posted I was thinking my number was close enough to 3000 and supposed if an equal amount could fit below the number would be 6000 which is close enough to 16,000 to be explained by a typo somewhere along the line.

However (and yes, I have waaaay too much time on my hands), assuming the visible containers are the largest, seven times as many would be 21,000 (using 3000 as the above deck figure). Obviously this is well over the 16,000 mentioned in TFA and doesn't even include anything below deck. If the capacity is presumed equal there (entirely without evidence), the capacity would be 42,000, even if that number was never reached due to the presence of at least some larger containers.

Hmmm, now if I could just work in some figures about the airspeed velocity laden vs. unladen European or African swallows....

10 Dec 2012 03:50 AM
dprathbun     

Make More Hinjews: Lt_Ryan: Chances are there is very little Christmas merchandise on that ship or any container ship at this point. Retailers are past stocking up on Christmas items at this point and most of the goods due to become a Christmas gift are past that point in the supply chain. Right now retailers are stocking up on Valentines day goods and that's a big part of container traffic.

Thank you, Rain Man. ;)


Her AIS is squawking Hazard D. So I'm thinking bleeding hearts.

10 Dec 2012 04:20 AM
gravebayne2     
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/ got nothin new.

10 Dec 2012 04:37 AM
dyhchong     

techbuzz: dyhchong: techbuzz: gaspode: a 396 metre long ship is 51 times longer than a 'super-liner'?

am I the only one seeing a flaw in this statement?


Yes. And this statement Fails as well:
The scope of the biggest man-made object to have ever moved across the planet...

List of longest ships

Biggest/largest != longest.

Blue whale is the biggest/largest creature to have ever lived but sauropods were longer. Daily Fail still maintains its namesake, however.

The Marco Polo is not the longest nor largest. If you had bothered to check the list, you could have verified both and saved a post. Seems you and the DailyFail both Fail at fact checking.


Huh, your link says:

"CMA CMG Marco Polo is the largest container ship by capacity (TEU) as of 2012."

10 Dec 2012 04:46 AM
Slaxl     

Shyla: Love how they made a point, a few times, to say it came from the "far East" instead of just saying it came from China.


Probably because it came from the Far East, rather than simply China.

10 Dec 2012 05:12 AM
Deep Contact     
What a time saver if it just sank.
Buy junk.
Use it for short time.
Throw it out.

10 Dec 2012 06:00 AM
monty666    [TotalFark]  
You mean my Deng Xiaoping playset has finally arrived. Bonus dude!

10 Dec 2012 06:49 AM
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