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Stuck In a Hole (in Chile)

CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
edited September 2010 in Singularity Engine++
This is pretty crazy.

3 weeks ago a mine collapesed in Chile, trapping 33 miners. THEY ARE STILL ALIVE. They are stuck in a 10m by 5m room. They lived this long rationing crackers and tuna and found water.

They spend their time playing cards and dominoes and planning their escape. The men have formed a democracy and have split into 3 teams: 1 in charge of contact with the surface, 1 in charge of security and safety, 1 in charge of health.

The stay in touch with families and officials above ground via items passed through a pipe 2,300 long. They just sent up a video of their cavern:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RquT9thZ34o


Here's the real kicker: They won't be able to get them out until around Christmas!

So SE++, what would you do if you were trapped for 4 months? What would you need to survive and maintaint your sanity? Who would you want to be trapped with? Who wouldnt you want to be trapped with?

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I would go mad

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2010
    holy fuck

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  • ArrathArrath Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Langly wrote: »
    I would go mad

    In all reality, probably something like this.

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  • Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
  • redfenixredfenix Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    so are they getting more food, or what

    also, Chile better set them up for life
    that's plenty of suffering for someone for like, ever

    also, how stinky is it

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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    masturbate

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I hope they're getting overtime.

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  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Apparently the surface is really monitoring the food intake of the miners because they dont want any of them to get too fat to fit through the escape hole

    and the 1 guy in charge of the Medical group got nominated in charge because he had the most experience: by caring for his diabetic mother. congrats! you're now the doctor.

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  • LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    This story will be turned into a film, I will eat my hat if it isn't.

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  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    redfenix wrote: »
    so are they getting more food, or what

    yes, the pipe to the surface is big enough to slide canisters of food and bottles of water through

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  • ArrathArrath Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Bad-Beat wrote: »

    Hahaha. Grim situation, but that is kinda funny.

    cj iwakura wrote:
    Making for Oregon is suicide, as DOS games have shown.
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  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    after they are rescued they will go win the world series of poker

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Feel so bad for those dudes.

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  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Liiya wrote: »
    This story will be turned into a film, I will eat my hat if it isn't.

    what kind of hat do you have, liiya?

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  • redfenixredfenix Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    So glad I didn't bring my iPad to work. Being stuck in here with no Flash video would truly be a nightmare

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    dang thats awful.

    you think any of them have beaten off since they got trapped?

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2010
    Arrath wrote: »
    Bad-Beat wrote: »

    Hahaha. Grim situation, but that is kinda funny.

    Four of a kind beats a full house.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Hah
    So glad I didn't bring my iPad to work. Being stuck in here with no Flash video would truly be a nightmare #miners

    edit: damn you redfenix

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  • redfenixredfenix Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    do you think any of them haven't?

    that's what the health group is for

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Nintendo could have a huge PR coup and do a good deed at the same time by sending over 33 DSi's with some casual games

    although maybe miners don't play video games, i dunno

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  • RinderRinder Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Wimble wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    This story will be turned into a film, I will eat my hat if it isn't.

    what kind of hat do you have, liiya?

    I hope it's a small one or one of those fruit hats.

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  • redfenixredfenix Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    TheStig wrote: »
    Hah
    So glad I didn't bring my iPad to work. Being stuck in here with no Flash video would truly be a nightmare #miners

    good one dude, that's pretty funny

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    By the way, they haven't been told that it'll be like four months before they are rescued.

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  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Rinder wrote: »
    Wimble wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    This story will be turned into a film, I will eat my hat if it isn't.

    what kind of hat do you have, liiya?

    I hope it's a small one or one of those fruit hats.

    so you're saying liiya is stupid and wrong and will surely have to eat a hat?

    that's not very nice

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  • Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    By the way, they haven't been told that it'll be like four months before they are rescued.

    yes they have. The Chilean President told them.

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  • redfenixredfenix Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Tossrock wrote: »
    Nintendo could have a huge PR coup and do a good deed at the same time by sending over 33 DSi's with some casual games

    although maybe miners don't play video games, i dunno

    send copies of dig dug and mr driller along with it

    and maybe some imports

    like rock man

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  • TossrockTossrock too weird to live too rare to dieRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    yeah exactly

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2010
    Yeah, I heard some guys debating about that on the radio as I drove in.

    I don't know how they are expected to survive for that long.

    I assume they will sending them more than just tuna and crackers?

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  • RinderRinder Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Wimble wrote: »
    Rinder wrote: »
    Wimble wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    This story will be turned into a film, I will eat my hat if it isn't.

    what kind of hat do you have, liiya?

    I hope it's a small one or one of those fruit hats.

    so you're saying liiya is stupid and wrong and will surely have to eat a hat?

    that's not very nice

    It never hurts to be prepared! With a fruit hat she wins either way.

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    God I remember seeing this news on TV when it first broke

    It must be too terrible for words, all the little private moments we take for granted... gone

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  • LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Rinder wrote: »
    Wimble wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    This story will be turned into a film, I will eat my hat if it isn't.

    what kind of hat do you have, liiya?

    I hope it's a small one or one of those fruit hats.

    It's a fruit hat, so nutritious!


    I was surprised those guys even lived at all, I hope they get out soon.

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  • jackaljackal Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Bad-Beat wrote: »
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    By the way, they haven't been told that it'll be like four months before they are rescued.

    yes they have. The Chilean President told them.

    "Well, we would like to get you out immediately, but our rescue budget has already been exhausted for this year. I assure you come fiscal year 2011 we will start the process of discussing the budget in regards to your rescue."

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  • redfenixredfenix Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i mean, after all that time, i'm wondering if the issue of waste disposal will become an issue

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  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Rinder wrote: »
    Wimble wrote: »
    Rinder wrote: »
    Wimble wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    This story will be turned into a film, I will eat my hat if it isn't.

    what kind of hat do you have, liiya?

    I hope it's a small one or one of those fruit hats.

    so you're saying liiya is stupid and wrong and will surely have to eat a hat?

    that's not very nice

    It never hurts to be prepared! With a fruit hat she wins either way.

    way to retcon your hate franchise!

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  • LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I read in the Metro that they'll be out before Christmas... that's five months! Poor blokes.

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  • RinderRinder Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Wimble wrote: »
    Rinder wrote: »
    Wimble wrote: »
    Rinder wrote: »
    Wimble wrote: »
    Liiya wrote: »
    This story will be turned into a film, I will eat my hat if it isn't.

    what kind of hat do you have, liiya?

    I hope it's a small one or one of those fruit hats.

    so you're saying liiya is stupid and wrong and will surely have to eat a hat?

    that's not very nice

    It never hurts to be prepared! With a fruit hat she wins either way.

    way to retcon your hate franchise!

    Speaking of that, we are now expanding to the west coast!

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  • autono-wally, erotibot300autono-wally, erotibot300 love machine Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Yeah, I heard some guys debating about that on the radio as I drove in.

    I don't know how they are expected to survive for that long.

    I assume they will sending them more than just tuna and crackers?

    yes, liquid food and water has been sent through the hole, I imagine they will continue
    safe for an earthquake or them going mad, they can make it
    still
    holy fuck

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  • SpudgeSpudge Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    redfenix wrote: »
    i mean, after all that time, i'm wondering if the issue of waste disposal will become an issue

    This is what I'm wondering. The place will be a cesspool by Christmastime

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  • redfenixredfenix Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    i guess they could cart it back out via the pipe

    or maybe we could lend forumer support

    and have pipe take care of it

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  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Tossrock wrote: »
    Nintendo could have a huge PR coup and do a good deed at the same time by sending over 33 DSi's with some casual games

    although maybe miners don't play video games, i dunno

    'yeah sorry, im just going to kind of...walk around over here...'

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