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BP Oil Spill Endgame – 3 Ram Sealing Leaky Cap

by Kafir ( 144 Comments › )
Filed under Blogmocracy, Guest Post at August 3rd, 2010 - 9:00 pm

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Guest post by: Bagua!


As we await the start of Static/Top Kill testing, let’s take a look at the 3-RAM Sealing Cap that stopped the flow of oil into the Gulf.

This video shows inspection of the Cap, and the appearance of large “Beehives” around a weeping seam. This is methane and oil seeping out, with the methane forming methane-Hydrates on contact with sea water. The reddish brown colour shows there is some crude oil component. Like a giant flavoured slushy.

In the video we see the ROV examine the Beehives, and then use its claw to pick up a red tube and spray a liquid to clean the cap. (Possibly methanol.)

During the night, one of the ROVs (HOS Achiever ROV2) had its tether caught in a nasty tangle. Below video shows the ROV follow its tether back to the tangle and work to free the mess. Not an easy task using a robotic arm a mile beneath the waves.

The fouling line was removed, but this left a kink in the tether. The same sort of kink sent the ROV Skandi 1 to the surface for repair the night before. In the flowing video, we see the ROV struggle with the new kink.

Things do get Kinky in the deep dark waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

We await word of the start of the Static Kill as this is written on Tuesday morning. The initial phase will be termed “injectivity” testing. They want to see if they can add fluid to the well and force some oil back into the reservoir and what pressure readings occur. They could use a variety of fluids for this initial phase, oil, water or drilling mud of a variety of types, weight and viscosity. The only detail they have mentioned is 13.2 ppg mud for the actual kill attempt.
Next we have a Weep Survey of the wellhead. Checking out the intermittent bubbles and having a look at the seabed around the world’s most famous wild well, MC252.

Here is a slide show of recent scenes around the massive underwater BOP tower which has been nicknamed: Mt. FUBAR.

http://s769.photobucket.com/albums/xx338/dewatering/BP Oil Drum/NightOps02Aug/?albumview=slideshow

And here is the Static Kill Overview from BP’s Kent Wells. Notice that BP’s animation of the Static Kill does not mention the annulus, the space between the well wall tube and the production casing tube inside it. In the section on the Relief Well, the annulus and casing tube are detailed. Depending on the type of blowout and the condition of the well-head, mud may or may not be forced down the annulus.

*ROV videos recorded from live feeds, edited and hosted on the BaguaChannel.

- Bagua

UPDATE: Since this post was written Tuesday morning there have been some new developments, some confirmed and some unconfirmed as of this time. It appear the Inectivity Test was successful, and BP has begun the Static Kill as of 3pm.

“Completed Injectivity Test. Test went exactly as expected & confirmed we can inject into the reservoir.” – - BP spokesman Kent Wells

“Consulted with government scientists & Sec. Chu. Data was very clear, so we moved forward with static kill at approximately 3pm CT” – Kent Wells

This is the endgame folks, I will update on these key developments later this evening.

- Bagua

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144 Responses to “BP Oil Spill Endgame – 3 Ram Sealing Leaky Cap”
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  1. snowcrash
    1 | August 3, 2010 9:11 pm

    Will they use cement after the heavy mud?


  2. vapig
    2 | August 3, 2010 9:18 pm

    This was released waaay too late in the evening, M! Too much information too late at night! This is also something I’m very interested in! Thank you for posting and I’ll catch it tomorow!


  3. 3 | August 3, 2010 9:19 pm

    Interesting.


  4. The Osprey
    4 | August 3, 2010 9:22 pm

    One more time for nostalgia’s sake. I am sure that once BP has capped the well, teh Won™ will be telling us he “plugged the hole”.


  5. snowcrash
    5 | August 3, 2010 9:26 pm

    Bagua, I dont watch the raw feed of the robots but you posted a nice selection of interesting highlights. Thanks.


  6. Bob in Breckenridge
    6 | August 3, 2010 9:30 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    One more time for nostalgia’s sake. I am sure that once BP has capped the well, teh Won™ will be telling us he “plugged the hole”.

    I’ll wait for Michelle Obama to tell us that. Oh wait, you said hole, not ho…


  7. snork
    7 | August 3, 2010 9:33 pm

    I’m still puzzled as to why the secretary of energy is involved with a dept. of interior affair. But this is the post-hopenchange era, I s’pose.


  8. Bagua
    8 | August 3, 2010 9:34 pm

    Cheers Snowcrash,

    I tried to select highlights from the hours of overnight feeds on the various ROVs.


  9. 9 | August 3, 2010 9:35 pm

    snork wrote:

    I’m still puzzled

    As you are suppose to be…


  10. Bagua
    10 | August 3, 2010 9:37 pm

    snork wrote:

    I’m still puzzled as to why the secretary of energy is involved with a dept. of interior affair. But this is the post-hopenchange era, I s’pose.

    I’m considering a post on just that question, and reports that Sec. Chu forced interruption of the first top kill attempt, resulting in weeks of uncontrolled flow into the Gulf.


  11. snork
    11 | August 3, 2010 9:41 pm

    One way to look at it: you’re trying to plug off a broken fire hydrant that’s spraying water like crazy. It’s a lot harder to try to plug it while it’s spraying water everywhere. If you finally do plug the plug, it gets a lot easier.


  12. snork
    12 | August 3, 2010 9:46 pm

    @ Bagua:
    I remember reading something about Obama thinking that a “brain trust” of distinguished scientists was the answer. Chu is a Nobel-winning physicist. I think that Obama simply put the guy with the wallpaper in charge, and rode shotgun over the oil guys.

    Chu’s a smart guy, but he’s no Feynman. Feynman was extraordinary in that he was the smartest guy in the room, but he always had the good sense to talk to the grunts. Feynman probably would have gotten this thing shut in a lot earlier.


  13. 13 | August 3, 2010 9:57 pm

    @ Bagua:

    Pretty good thread.


  14. buzzsawmonkey
    14 | August 3, 2010 10:04 pm

    Interesting thing is that the spill seems to be breaking up. Supposedly, there are far fewer dead seabirds, marine mammals, and turtles than one might expect, and it appears that natural bacteria action seems to be attacking the spillage. There have been lifts on fishing restrictions, etc.

    In other words, despite all the outpouring of oil—largely due to government incompetence starting back in February and government obstruction once the spill really got going—the effects bid fair to be fairly short-term and minimal, as far as the environment is concerned.

    The financial and governmental damage will be far more long-lasting; not merely the piratical financial attacks on BP for failures largely connived at by the government, but whatever taxes, moratoriums, and restrictions Obama manages to cozen the Congress into enacting on the strength of something he and his Administration are largely responsible for.


  15. 4_Sticks
    15 | August 3, 2010 10:07 pm

    “…does not mention the annulus, the space between the well wall tube and the production casing tube”

    And I always thought it was called the ‘taint’ !!


  16. Lily
    16 | August 3, 2010 10:07 pm

    Not only this..the government has said the fish are okay to eat to the fishermen who make a living on fishing. The fishermen have said the fish are not safe to eat they wouldn’t even let their own families eat the fish.
    Louisiana’s and the Gulf Coast fishing industries are suffering badly.
    At least the fishermen aren’t listening to the government….they don’t want to make people sick.


  17. 17 | August 3, 2010 10:08 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    The financial and governmental damage will be far more long-lasting; not merely the piratical financial attacks on BP for failures largely connived at by the government, but whatever taxes, moratoriums, and restrictions Obama manages to cozen the Congress into enacting on the strength of something he and his Administration are largely responsible for.

    That is the issue!


  18. The Osprey
    18 | August 3, 2010 10:09 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Bagua:

    Pretty good thread.

    Check out the Obdicut thread on Daedalus, Rodan…it’s amazing what you can find snooping around on teh intertubes.


  19. Lily
    19 | August 3, 2010 10:09 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    I just addressed what the fishermen are saying…the lifts don’t mean a thing.


  20. lobo91
    20 | August 3, 2010 10:10 pm

    Howdy, evening folks…


  21. Bob in Breckenridge
    21 | August 3, 2010 10:10 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Interesting thing is that the spill seems to be breaking up. Supposedly, there are far fewer dead seabirds, marine mammals, and turtles than one might expect, and it appears that natural bacteria action seems to be attacking the spillage. There have been lifts on fishing restrictions, etc.
    In other words, despite all the outpouring of oil—largely due to government incompetence starting back in February and government obstruction once the spill really got going—the effects bid fair to be fairly short-term and minimal, as far as the environment is concerned.
    The financial and governmental damage will be far more long-lasting; not merely the piratical financial attacks on BP for failures largely connived at by the government, but whatever taxes, moratoriums, and restrictions Obama manages to cozen the Congress into enacting on the strength of something he and his Administration are largely responsible for.

    Call me naive, but I doubt Obama needs to deceive the liberal swine in Congress to do anything.


  22. Lily
    22 | August 3, 2010 10:12 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Hey lobo! :)


  23. 23 | August 3, 2010 10:12 pm

    OT- This is really dishonest. You can’t decide who follows you on twitter.

    Glenn Beck’s Newest Favorite Tweeter: A White Nationalist

    Wingnuts | Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 6:32:29 pm PDT

    Fox News talk show star Glenn Beck’s latest “favorite” on Twitter is a white nationalist.


  24. 24 | August 3, 2010 10:13 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Hey there!


  25. chickadee
    25 | August 3, 2010 10:15 pm

    @ snork:
    I remember zero bringing in the Nobel prize winning physicist. lol
    zero is so impressed with pomp and circumstance, he thought that’s all it would take, a guy with big impressive credentials.
    The fact that it didn’t occur to zero to immediately get a crew with the most hands on experience in dealing with this type of situation tells you a lot abt. him. He is too caught up in appearances and doesn’t have the judgment to see the problem or the solution. Or the confidence to act if he did, in my opinion.


  26. Aussie Infidel
    26 | August 3, 2010 10:16 pm

    OK …. OK…. I KNOW this is SOOOOOO off topic but I just can’t control myself. I have to share this.

    :)


  27. Bob in Breckenridge
    27 | August 3, 2010 10:16 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    Wingnuts | Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 6:32:29 pm PDT

    Takes one to supposedly know one, Nancy, you ignorant pony-tailed douchebag. Do the world a favor and FOAD.


  28. 28 | August 3, 2010 10:16 pm

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    How are you!


  29. Bagua
    29 | August 3, 2010 10:17 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Interesting thing is that the spill seems to be breaking up. Supposedly, there are far fewer dead seabirds, marine mammals, and turtles than one might expect, and it appears that natural bacteria action seems to be attacking the spillage. There have been lifts on fishing restrictions, etc.
    In other words, despite all the outpouring of oil—largely due to government incompetence starting back in February and government obstruction once the spill really got going—the effects bid fair to be fairly short-term and minimal, as far as the environment is concerned.
    The financial and governmental damage will be far more long-lasting; not merely the piratical financial attacks on BP for failures Glargely connived at by the government, but whatever taxes, moratoriums, and restrictions Obama manages to cozen the Congress into enacting on the strength of something he and his Administration are largely responsible for.

    Good points, all.

    The damage from the media and governmental over-reaction already greatly exceeds the real impact to the local ecology.

    I’m out for dinner and just checking in on a friends laptop. I’d like to expand on some of the points you made later.


  30. 30 | August 3, 2010 10:19 pm

    @ Bob in Breckenridge:

    The Jazz Man wants Beck to mention him.


  31. Bob in Breckenridge
    31 | August 3, 2010 10:19 pm

    Aussie Infidel wrote:

    OK …. OK…. I KNOW this is SOOOOOO off topic

    Off-topic? It would be amazing (and a first) if we ever stayed on-topic! :)


  32. 32 | August 3, 2010 10:20 pm

    @ Bagua:

    Even here the West Coast of Florida our tourism dropped. We saw nothing of oil.


  33. 33 | August 3, 2010 10:21 pm

    Killgore is behind this find.

    14 Killgore Trout Tue, Aug 3, 2010 7:20:09pm replyquote

    Has anyone registered with the site to read the article?
    It’s not surprising. Glenn Beck’s comment about Obama hating “White Culture” and he’s promoting books by fascists before (not metaphorical fascists but real genuine nazis), Acorn, Sharrod, the black panther scandal, etc. Right wing blogs have become White Rights advocates.


  34. Bob in Breckenridge
    34 | August 3, 2010 10:22 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Bob in Breckenridge:
    The Jazz Man wants Beck to mention him.

    Rodan- The term “a glutton for punishment” comes to mind.


  35. 35 | August 3, 2010 10:23 pm

    @ Bob in Breckenridge:

    Yup. Beck will smash him again.


  36. Lily
    36 | August 3, 2010 10:24 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Bagua:
    Even here the West Coast of Florida our tourism dropped. We saw nothing of oil.

    Here the fishermen are saying the seafood is not safe to eat although the government has said it was okay. They have said they would not even feed their own families with the seafood. I’ll take their word for it….


  37. m
    37 | August 3, 2010 10:27 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Or hopefully ignore him like the nothing he really is.

    The tweet specifically mentioned beck -- he probably just saved it for future reference.


  38. lobo91
    38 | August 3, 2010 10:28 pm

    @ Lily:

    How’s it going?


  39. Lily
    39 | August 3, 2010 10:29 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Lily:
    How’s it going?

    Okay…tomorrow will be a bad day. :)
    And you? No more pit disasters?


  40. 40 | August 3, 2010 10:30 pm

    @ Lily:

    Agreed!


  41. 41 | August 3, 2010 10:31 pm

    @ m:

    Yup, Killgore is a stalker.


  42. lobo91
    42 | August 3, 2010 10:31 pm

    @ Lily:

    No…just computer disasters.


  43. 43 | August 3, 2010 10:31 pm

    *urp*

    spilled oil makes me gassy.


  44. 44 | August 3, 2010 10:33 pm

    @ Bagua:
    The government hyper-reaction reminds me of the WHO and the predicted flu pandemic.


  45. Formercorpsman
    45 | August 3, 2010 10:34 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey: @14

    It is interesting, and I don’t know what quite to make of it. Certainly does not reach the magnitude of destruction as seen with the Valdez.

    I possess nothing other than cursory knowledge of this, but on some level it appears plausible given the west coast’s phenomena of oil naturally seeping.

    Obviously not at the rate, or volume, but it does make you think.


  46. 46 | August 3, 2010 10:35 pm

    @ Rodan:
    Wanna bet Obama has a twitter following comprised of a black supremist or three?


  47. Bordm
    47 | August 3, 2010 10:36 pm

    Bob in Breckenridge wrote:

    Aussie Infidel wrote:
    OK …. OK…. I KNOW this is SOOOOOO off topic
    Off-topic? It would be amazing (and a first) if we ever stayed on-topic!

    Topics? We have topics here? Jeeeeez, I’m always the last one to be informed…

    :shock: :shock:


  48. 48 | August 3, 2010 10:37 pm

    FurryOldGuyJeans wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    Wanna bet Obama has a twitter following comprised of a black supremist or three?

    You know it! He probably has Marxists and Islamic-Imperialists as well.


  49. Bagua
    49 | August 3, 2010 10:37 pm

    Lily wrote:

    Rodan wrote:
    @ Bagua:

    Even here the West Coast of Florida our tourism dropped. We saw nothing of oil.

    Here the fishermen are saying the seafood is not safe to eat although the government has said it was okay. They have said they would not even feed their own families with the seafood. I’ll take their word for it….

    Tourism and seafood are small potatoes compared with the financial damage caused by the effective drilling moratorium.

    What damage there is to the first two will be limited and one season at the most. The devastation to the oil industry will go on for several years, possibly a decade or more.


  50. Lily
    50 | August 3, 2010 10:38 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Lily:
    No…just computer disasters.

    Well I have a highly educated son for that when that happens…
    (Cost a fortune but well worth it when I need a computer tech)
    :)


  51. Bob in Breckenridge
    51 | August 3, 2010 10:40 pm

    @ Rodan:
    I agree with Michelle. Beck should just ignore the POS. Every time Beck mentions the asshole, chuckles’s dimwitted minions do a circle-jerk, since that’s about as close to getting laid as any of those losers will ever get.


  52. Lily
    52 | August 3, 2010 10:41 pm

    Bagua wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    Rodan wrote:
    @ Bagua:
    Even here the West Coast of Florida our tourism dropped. We saw nothing of oil.
    Here the fishermen are saying the seafood is not safe to eat although the government has said it was okay. They have said they would not even feed their own families with the seafood. I’ll take their word for it….
    Tourism and seafood are small potatoes compared with the financial damage caused by the effective drilling moratorium.
    What damage there is to the first two will be limited and one season at the most. The devastation to the oil industry will go on for several years, possibly a decade or more.

    Agree on the oil industries all along the Louisiana Coast Line are business’s that depend on the oil wells in the Gulf.
    And from your mouth to God’s ears on fishing industry. We supply 1/3 of the seafood for the U.S.


  53. Bob in Breckenridge
    53 | August 3, 2010 10:42 pm

    Bordm wrote:

    Bob in Breckenridge wrote:
    Aussie Infidel wrote:
    OK …. OK…. I KNOW this is SOOOOOO off topic
    Off-topic? It would be amazing (and a first) if we ever stayed on-topic!

    Topics? We have topics here? Jeeeeez, I’m always the last one to be informed…

    We should just call them starting points. :)


  54. 54 | August 3, 2010 10:42 pm

    @ Bagua:

    The Job loss will have massive ripple effect.


  55. lobo91
    55 | August 3, 2010 10:42 pm

    @ Lily:

    It’s not my computer.

    I’m trying to fix Carol’s laptop.


  56. Lily
    56 | August 3, 2010 10:43 pm

    Bordm wrote:

    Bob in Breckenridge wrote:
    Aussie Infidel wrote:
    OK …. OK…. I KNOW this is SOOOOOO off topic
    Off-topic? It would be amazing (and a first) if we ever stayed on-topic!
    Topics? We have topics here? Jeeeeez, I’m always the last one to be informed…

    Always the last to know..terrible shame! ;)


  57. 57 | August 3, 2010 10:43 pm

    @ Bob in Breckenridge:

    If he gets damning information on the Jazz Man, he can email us and we’ll run with it. We can take on the Jazz Man, Beck has bigger things.


  58. Lily
    58 | August 3, 2010 10:44 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Lily:
    It’s not my computer.
    I’m trying to fix Carol’s laptop.

    Well he fixes laptops too…but they are harder….if it isn’t software and virus’s almost cheaper to get a new one.


  59. m
    59 | August 3, 2010 10:44 pm

    @ Bob in Breckenridge:

    Yep! He’s flipping out and it is nothing more than a bookmark for something that specifically mentioned Beck. To say cj is stretching would be way too generous.


  60. Lily
    60 | August 3, 2010 10:45 pm

    @ Rodan:

    I like Beck! Oh and he believe’s in a return to God. That has to really chap cj.


  61. 61 | August 3, 2010 10:46 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Bagua:
    The Job loss will have massive ripple effect.

    Couple that with the increased foreign oil purchases we will be forced to make and we can pretty much kiss off even a theoretical recovery good bye.


  62. 62 | August 3, 2010 10:48 pm

    @ Lily:

    The Jazz Man is just a hater. He stands for nothing.


  63. Lily
    63 | August 3, 2010 10:49 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Bagua:
    The Job loss will have massive ripple effect.

    Indeed it will. Shutting down the oil rigs is nuts….because one
    had a blow out…many people work on them and supply them with goods and such.


  64. Bordm
    64 | August 3, 2010 10:49 pm

    Oil has always been seeping into the Gulf of Mexico, there used to be a massive oil seep off the coast of Sabine Pass, Texas. Sailing ships used to anchor in the middle of it during hurricanes, because the oil kept the sea calm enough for them to ride out the storms with minimal damage. The big seeps have long since pumped dry by the oil companies, they were the easiest to find and guaranteed producers during the early days of off shore drilling.


  65. 65 | August 3, 2010 10:49 pm

    @ FurryOldGuyJeans:

    More Arab oil helps the Jihadists even more.


  66. Lily
    66 | August 3, 2010 10:49 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Which mean he has nothing but hate.


  67. 67 | August 3, 2010 10:50 pm

    @ Lily:

    Exactly foreclosures closed business. He will do the Gulf, what his fellow Progressives did in Detroit.


  68. lobo91
    68 | August 3, 2010 10:50 pm

    Lily wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:
    @ Lily:
    It’s not my computer.
    I’m trying to fix Carol’s laptop.
    Well he fixes laptops too…but they are harder….if it isn’t software and virus’s almost cheaper to get a new one.

    It’s infected with some malware crap.

    Fake virus warning that tries to get you to buy some bogus anti-virus program.


  69. Formercorpsman
    69 | August 3, 2010 10:51 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Bob in Breckenridge:
    The Jazz Man wants Beck to mention him.

    You hit the nail on the head.

    The guy flushed his site down the toilet, and every thread devolves into a reenactment of Mildred Ratched’s group therapy session fighting over cigarettes.

    He prays someone will mention him.


  70. Lily
    70 | August 3, 2010 10:52 pm

    Bordm wrote:

    Oil has always been seeping into the Gulf of Mexico, there used to be a massive oil seep off the coast of Sabine Pass, Texas. Sailing ships used to anchor in the middle of it during hurricanes, because the oil kept the sea calm enough for them to ride out the storms with minimal damage. The big seeps have long since pumped dry by the oil companies, they were the easiest to find and guaranteed producers during the early days of off shore drilling.

    You bring up a point that bho should have gathered the ones that work on these rigs and the brightest like someone upthread said. Instead of someone who has never even been on one.


  71. m
    71 | August 3, 2010 10:52 pm

    @ Bob in Breckenridge:

    ~:D

    @ Formercorpsman:

    Someone besides us, LOL!


  72. Lily
    72 | August 3, 2010 10:54 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    lobo91 wrote:
    @ Lily:
    It’s not my computer.
    I’m trying to fix Carol’s laptop.
    Well he fixes laptops too…but they are harder….if it isn’t software and virus’s almost cheaper to get a new one.
    It’s infected with some malware crap.
    Fake virus warning that tries to get you to buy some bogus anti-virus program.

    Let me ask the son if he could give you a pointer or so.


  73. m
    73 | August 3, 2010 10:54 pm

    @ Lily:

    Yeah but that would just waste a good crisis actually fixing it and stuff.

    /


  74. Bob in Breckenridge
    74 | August 3, 2010 10:55 pm

    m wrote:

    @ Bob in Breckenridge:
    Yep! He’s flipping out and it is nothing more than a bookmark for something that specifically mentioned Beck. To say cj is stretching would be way too generous.

    The only thing Nancy stretches is his size 36 shorts as he tries to get his size 42 fat-ass into them.


  75. 75 | August 3, 2010 10:55 pm

    @ m:

    Thank you for all your hard work!


  76. huckfunn
    76 | August 3, 2010 10:56 pm

    @ m:
    Check your email.


  77. Formercorpsman
    77 | August 3, 2010 10:56 pm

    @ m:

    Well, yes, lol.


  78. lobo91
    78 | August 3, 2010 10:57 pm

    @ Lily:

    For the moment, I’m fine. I’ve done this before on one of my own computers.

    I’m just having issues getting it connected to my network.


  79. Formercorpsman
    79 | August 3, 2010 10:57 pm

    I’m going to bed guys, have a good night.


  80. Bob in Breckenridge
    80 | August 3, 2010 10:57 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Bob in Breckenridge:
    If he gets damning information on the Jazz Man, he can email us and we’ll run with it. We can take on the Jazz Man, Beck has bigger things.

    And beat him like a drum.


  81. m
    81 | August 3, 2010 10:58 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Aw! Thanks man!

    And thank you for all of your hard work! And Snork, where’s snork?!

    Bunk X! Speranza! Eliana! All of the contributors and ALL OF OUR kick ass posters!

    We make a good team, huh?


  82. m
    82 | August 3, 2010 10:59 pm

    And Bob of course!


  83. m
    83 | August 3, 2010 10:59 pm

    @ Formercorpsman:

    Have a good one!!


  84. 84 | August 3, 2010 10:59 pm

    @ m:

    Yes we have fun!


  85. Bob in Breckenridge
    85 | August 3, 2010 11:00 pm

    m wrote:

    And Bob of course!

    Last, but not least, lol…


  86. Bordm
    86 | August 3, 2010 11:00 pm

    Bob in Breckenridge wrote:

    We should just call them starting points. :)

    Aaah yes, truth in blogging, good idea. That earns you The Bordm Stamp of Approval ™. The stamp and $2.00 will get you a cup of coffee at most convenience stores.


  87. m
    87 | August 3, 2010 11:01 pm

    @ Bob in Breckenridge:

    Nah you was in the ALL but I was like damn, shoulda mentioned Bob!

    ~:D


  88. Eliana
    88 | August 3, 2010 11:01 pm

    @ m:

    Yes, we do have fun!!


  89. m
    89 | August 3, 2010 11:01 pm

    @ Bordm:

    That was a good one. I bet if coldwarrior was around he’d get a BGGCC award as well!


  90. 90 | August 3, 2010 11:03 pm

    @ m:
    @ Bob in Breckenridge:

    Why Beck had that bookmarked, they were talking about him and he went on to see.

    26 Turu The Terrible Tue, Aug 3, 2010 7:47:02pm replyquote

    If you actually can work up the nerve to visit the website itself, you will see why Beck saved that twitter marker, and he will likely be talking about these people on his program soon. They reposted an article about him, original source a website called RFD America, which claims that he will come out in support of amnesty for illegal aliens because Rupert Murdoch, CEO of FOX will force him to.

    Here are a few relevant quotes from the article:

    Glenn Beck has a dilemma, an epic dilemma. The rising star of quasi-news, who blends current events, history, and opinion into a savory cup of tea is about to come up against a big obstacle—his billionaire boss, Rupert Murdoch. It seems the conservative media mogul and owner of Fox News Corporation is about to dip his crumpet right into Beck’s cup of tea. This tea party is about to get interesting.

    Murdoch has announced that he sides squarely with Barack Obama when it comes to amnesty for illegals. Rupert’s organization, the Partnership for a New American Economy, met in New York last week to discuss how they can influence Congress and the American people. Here’s Rupert’s approach:

    “We’re just going to keep the pressure on the congressmen. I think we can show to the public the benefits of having migrants and the jobs that go with them.”

    Beck’s moment of truth is coming. Will he stand against elitists like Rupert Murdoch who want to abandon the American people in favor of cheap labor? Will he stand by and watch as we are overrun from the South, and our culture is consumed? My guess is yes. That’s right. You heard it here first. I predict that in the coming weeks Glenn Beck will start subtly changing the conversation, tilting it towards mass amnesty for Mexicans.”


  91. Bob in Breckenridge
    91 | August 3, 2010 11:03 pm

    m wrote:

    @ Bob in Breckenridge:
    Nah you was in the ALL but I was like damn, shoulda mentioned Bob!
    ~:D

    Someone has to be the mean SOB here. I’ll be him.


  92. Bordm
    92 | August 3, 2010 11:04 pm

    @ Lily:

    Always the last to know..terrible shame! ;)

    It’s Cajunaphobiaism I tells ya!!! They’re scared of us cus’ we know how to cook and peel mudbugs.


  93. 93 | August 3, 2010 11:06 pm

    @ Eliana:

    You make some funny threads yourself!


  94. 94 | August 3, 2010 11:06 pm

    @ Bob in Breckenridge:

    You’re due a Daedalus post about the washed up ukulele player.


  95. 95 | August 3, 2010 11:06 pm

    m wrote:

    @ Bordm:
    That was a good one. I bet if coldwarrior was around he’d get a BGGCC award as well!

    You know he would.


  96. m
    96 | August 3, 2010 11:07 pm

    @ Bob in Breckenridge:

    Hey that’s not true! Don’tchoo be talkin bout Bob! You’re just animated! Yeah! That’s it!

    ~:)


  97. 97 | August 3, 2010 11:07 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Microsoft Quashed Effort to Boost Online Privacy

    The online habits of most people who use the world’s dominant Web browser are an open book to advertisers. That wasn’t the plan at first.

    In early 2008, Microsoft Corp.’s product planners for the Internet Explorer 8.0 browser intended to give users a simple, effective way to avoid being tracked online. They wanted to design the software to automatically thwart common tracking tools, unless a user deliberately switched to settings affording less privacy.

    That triggered heated debate inside Microsoft. As the leading maker of Web browsers, the gateway software to the Internet, Microsoft must balance conflicting interests: helping people surf the Web with its browser to keep their mouse clicks private, and helping advertisers who want to see those clicks.

    In the end, the product planners lost a key part of the debate. The winners: executives who argued that giving automatic privacy to consumers would make it tougher for Microsoft to profit from selling online ads. Microsoft built its browser so that users must deliberately turn on privacy settings every time they start up the software.


  98. 98 | August 3, 2010 11:07 pm

    @ Bordm:

    It’s Cajunaphobiaism I tells ya!!! They’re scared of us cus’ we know how to cook and peel mudbugs.

    Obama hates Cajun people.


  99. 99 | August 3, 2010 11:08 pm

    @ m:

    You can get animated yourself.


  100. 100 | August 3, 2010 11:08 pm

    @ FurryOldGuyJeans:

    They are in cahoots with the regime.


  101. m
    101 | August 3, 2010 11:08 pm

    @ Rodan:

    And will the Lizardoid retract his libelous statements? Tune in next time…

    naaah! We know better!


  102. m
    102 | August 3, 2010 11:10 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Ok, mebbe just a lil.

    ~:)


  103. Lily
    103 | August 3, 2010 11:10 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Lily:
    For the moment, I’m fine. I’ve done this before on one of my own computers.
    I’m just having issues getting it connected to my network.

    Okay…he said it is a nasty virus…


  104. Lily
    104 | August 3, 2010 11:11 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Bordm:
    It’s Cajunaphobiaism I tells ya!!! They’re scared of us cus’ we know how to cook and peel mudbugs.
    Obama hates Cajun people.

    We think he does.


  105. Lily
    105 | August 3, 2010 11:13 pm

    Bordm wrote:

    @ Lily:
    Always the last to know..terrible shame!
    It’s Cajunaphobiaism I tells ya!!! They’re scared of us cus’ we know how to cook and peel mudbugs.

    They don’t know the good life chaz!


  106. Bordm
    106 | August 3, 2010 11:13 pm

    If one of the admins would please check the spam filter I’d appreciated it. I’m about to post a retread fix your computer comment for Lobo, with several links.


  107. Bordm
    107 | August 3, 2010 11:14 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    It’s infected with some malware crap.

    Fake virus warning that tries to get you to buy some bogus anti-virus program.

    I fix computers for a living and have for over 30 years. These are the free tools I currently use to keep my and my clients computers clean. Using these tools on a regular basis will keep malware and other boogers from getting a foothold in your computer.

    Download ATF-Cleaner to your desktop, Open the app, on the main tab “select all” then unselect “history” then click on the “Empty Selected” button. If you use Firefox or Opera only select the “cache” option for cleaning. Run this every day.

    http://www.atribune.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=25

    Download the free version of Malwarebytes, update it and run the quick scan first. Run once a week.

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/

    Download Spybot Search and Destroy, update it, immunize and run the scan. Run once a week.

    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

    Download the free version of SUPERantispyware, update it and run the quick scan first. Run once a week.

    http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispyware.html

    Run the apps in the order I’ve listed, each will pick up boogers that the others miss, they form an overlapping shield to find the nasties on your computer.

    If you need an anti-virus application and/or a firewall, I prefer AVG Free Antivirus and Zone Alarm Free. Windows firewall is junk

    http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free

    http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en/zonealarm-pc-security-free-firewall.htm

    CCleaner is an excellent tool to clean and tune up your registry.

    http://www.piriform.com/download

    Oh and update, update, update, it does no good the run any scanner with an out of date database.

    If the above does not do the job, contact me. I use a few other tools that should only be used with explicit instructions. They can really mess things up if used improperly.


  108. lobo91
    108 | August 3, 2010 11:15 pm

    @ Lily:

    Yeah, it is.

    I’ve been working on it for abou 2 1/2 hours, so far.

    I’d really like to meet the asshole who created this virus…


  109. Lily
    109 | August 3, 2010 11:17 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Lily:
    Yeah, it is.
    I’ve been working on it for abou 2 1/2 hours, so far.
    I’d really like to meet the asshole who created this virus…

    So would I….it attacked my computer….son had to basically save what I needed and re-install windows again.


  110. m
    110 | August 3, 2010 11:18 pm

    @ Bordm:

    K!


  111. Lily
    111 | August 3, 2010 11:18 pm

    @ lobo91:

    I asked my son why do they do it? Create these virus’s and he said just because they can.


  112. 112 | August 3, 2010 11:19 pm

    @ m:

    He will not say anything.


  113. Bob in Breckenridge
    113 | August 3, 2010 11:22 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Bob in Breckenridge:
    You’re due a Daedalus post about the washed up ukulele player.

    Honestly, I don’t even go there. The only time I might is when you or someone else links to the shithole on DOD.


  114. Bordm
    114 | August 3, 2010 11:23 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Obama hates Cajun the American people.

    Sorry, just had to fix that for you


  115. 115 | August 3, 2010 11:23 pm

    Great job, Bagua. One question. I keep hearing references to “cement.” Do they mean they’re pumping a concrete slurry plug?


  116. yenta-fada
    116 | August 3, 2010 11:27 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ FurryOldGuyJeans:
    More Arab oil helps the Jihadists even more.

    Just start googling Prince Alaweed bin Talal and Rupert Murdoch. They are gulping up all kinds of news agencies including FOX. Don’t expect “fair and balanced reporting” anywhere except in the dusty corners of the internest.

    http://www.deadline.com/tag/prince-al-waleed-bin-talal/


  117. Bordm
    117 | August 3, 2010 11:29 pm

    @ m:

    Thanks!

    @ lobo91:

    See comment # 107. If you can’t connect the computer you’re working on to the internet, download the applications to your computer and use a thumb drive or burn them to a cd to transfer them to the computer you want to fix.


  118. 118 | August 3, 2010 11:29 pm

    Lily wrote:

    Rodan wrote:
    @ Bagua:
    Even here the West Coast of Florida our tourism dropped. We saw nothing of oil.
    Here the fishermen are saying the seafood is not safe to eat although the government has said it was okay. They have said they would not even feed their own families with the seafood. I’ll take their word for it….

    Might they be trying to get into the BP “stash” that Obama forced them to agree to? Big pile o’ oil soaked clams to be had if you can justify it.


  119. Bob in Breckenridge
    119 | August 3, 2010 11:29 pm

    m wrote:

    @ Bob in Breckenridge:
    Hey that’s not true! Don’tchoo be talkin bout Bob! You’re just animated! Yeah! That’s it!
    ~:)

    It’s like being cops who are interrogating some scumbag accused of killing an innocent person. Good cop/Bad cop. The nice cop tries to befriend the scumbag. The bad cop tells it like it is, calls the POS a scumbag. That’s me.


  120. Bordm
    120 | August 3, 2010 11:32 pm

    @ Lily:

    They don’t know the good life chaz!

    Just had some of my mom’s leftover crawfish etouffe for supper!!


  121. lobo91
    121 | August 3, 2010 11:35 pm

    @ Bordm:

    The problem I’m having is that the virus is keeping the anti-virus programs from installing.


  122. Lily
    122 | August 3, 2010 11:36 pm

    @ Bordm:

    Excellent! The food down here is amazing isn’t it?


  123. lobo91
    123 | August 3, 2010 11:37 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    I asked my son why do they do it? Create these virus’s and he said just because they can.

    This particular one is a scam to try to get you to give them your credit card number in order to buy their bogus anti-virus program.


  124. Lily
    124 | August 3, 2010 11:39 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Bordm:
    The problem I’m having is that the virus is keeping the anti-virus programs from installing.

    You may have to save what is important and start all over.
    Reinstall windows….and then all the safe guards…
    /via son


  125. 125 | August 3, 2010 11:40 pm

    @ Bordm:
    Awesome list. That should be a tech post by itself. I use ZoneAlarm and Spybot, gave up on AdAware for compatibility issues, and I’m considering dropping Avantquest’s anti-virus for Trend Micro.


  126. Lily
    126 | August 3, 2010 11:43 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Yep and scams….son doesn’t gives me imformation on a need to know basis and most of the time to him I don’t need to know.
    I had a virus that popped up all types of porn all over the computer.
    I was so shocked…my son said ‘what did you do know?’
    Nasty virus that I got on clicking on a news site.


  127. Lily
    127 | August 3, 2010 11:45 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    Rodan wrote:
    @ Bagua:
    Even here the West Coast of Florida our tourism dropped. We saw nothing of oil.
    Here the fishermen are saying the seafood is not safe to eat although the government has said it was okay. They have said they would not even feed their own families with the seafood. I’ll take their word for it….
    Might they be trying to get into the BP “stash” that Obama forced them to agree to? Big pile o’ oil soaked clams to be had if you can justify it.

    No they want to work…don’t want any hand outs.
    You have to know the type of people that live down here.
    Prefer to work…..


  128. Lily
    128 | August 3, 2010 11:47 pm

    @ Lily:

    pimf ….what did you do

    and …..on a need to know basis


  129. Bordm
    129 | August 3, 2010 11:49 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Bordm:
    The problem I’m having is that the virus is keeping the anti-virus programs from installing.

    Ah, ok. Do you have a thumb drive? Seems like the thread is dead anyway and I’m more than willing to give you a hand. There are almost as many ways to solve the problem as there are ways to skin a cat. Download the applications I suggested ( Malwarebytes, Spybot, Superantispyware) onto a thumb drive, boot into safe mode (reboot the computer and press the ‘F8′ until a black screen with the multiple options come up), select “safe mode”. When it boots into safe mode, copy the files to the desktop. Install and run a full scan with each app. Then reboot and update each app and run again. If that does not work let me know, we can go to plan B.


  130. Lily
    130 | August 3, 2010 11:51 pm

    @ Bordm:

    Well at least you talk nicer than my son :)


  131. Bordm
    131 | August 3, 2010 11:56 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ Bordm:
    Excellent! The food down here is amazing isn’t it?

    Yep, I grew up on it, I felt sorry for folks when I visited other parts of the country and world. They didn’t know what they were missing, the world would be a lot nicer place if everyone got to eat Cajun food. Poor food makes for angry people, good food makes for contented people.


  132. Lily
    132 | August 4, 2010 12:02 am

    Bordm wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    @ Bordm:
    Excellent! The food down here is amazing isn’t it?
    Yep, I grew up on it, I felt sorry for folks when I visited other parts of the country and world. They didn’t know what they were missing, the world would be a lot nicer place if everyone got to eat Cajun food. Poor food makes for angry people, good food makes for contented people.

    Indeed it does……I learned by watching my grandmother..and my husbands mother…


  133. Bordm
    133 | August 4, 2010 12:04 am

    Lily wrote:

    @ Bordm:
    Well at least you talk nicer than my son

    LOL! I always start out that way, then adjust my attitude accordingly.

    :neutral:


  134. Lily
    134 | August 4, 2010 12:08 am

    @ Bordm:

    Oh I see! :)
    My has been computer since he was 5..he is almost 30 and will be graduating on the Dean’s List this Friday.
    When he works on my computer he complains alot says I don’t listen to what he says…like you said up thread
    Update Update Upadte Mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  135. lobo91
    135 | August 4, 2010 12:24 am

    Lily wrote:

    @ Bordm:
    Well at least you talk nicer than my son

    Leia has been alternating between hiding in the other room because she thinks I’m mad at her, and coming over to try to “help.”


  136. lobo91
    136 | August 4, 2010 12:26 am

    @ Bordm:

    That’s pretty much what I’ve been doing already.

    I just hadn’t tried all those different apps.

    I think the Superantispyware found it. I’ll know for sure in a bit.


  137. Lily
    137 | August 4, 2010 12:28 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    @ Bordm:
    Well at least you talk nicer than my son
    Leia has been alternating between hiding in the other room because she thinks I’m mad at her, and coming over to try to “help.”

    LoL! So you are talking sailor talk are you? ;)


  138. lobo91
    138 | August 4, 2010 12:33 am

    @ Lily:

    You could say that…

    I’ve been working on this thing for 4 hours, now. Not really what I was planning on. When this happened to one of my computers, it took me about an hour to fix it.

    And to top it off, the Rockies lost 10-0 tonight.


  139. Bordm
    139 | August 4, 2010 12:50 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Lily:
    You could say that…
    I’ve been working on this thing for 4 hours, now. Not really what I was planning on. When this happened to one of my computers, it took me about an hour to fix it.
    And to top it off, the Rockies lost 10-0 tonight.

    You were lucky, I’ve had some so badly infected that it took 12 -- 25 hours of scanning to fix. Run all the scanners until they each run clean. Removing viruses, malware and other boogers can be like peeling an onion, they hide in layers.


  140. lobo91
    140 | August 4, 2010 12:53 am

    @ Bordm:

    Thanks for the links, BTW.


  141. Bordm
    141 | August 4, 2010 1:04 am

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Bordm:
    Thanks for the links, BTW.

    No biggie! You’re welcome.


  142. lobo91
    142 | August 4, 2010 1:06 am

    I certainly hope Carol appreciates this…


  143. Aussie Infidel
    143 | August 4, 2010 1:49 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Aussie Infidel:

    How are you!

    I’m just great Rodan. Off to the snows of the Southern Alps so how could I be otherwise.

    Sad news today for NZ. We lost a 25 year lieutenant and had two wounded in an IED ambush in Afghanistan today.


  144. 144 | August 7, 2010 4:20 pm

    Dixons: Top Offers To Brighten Your Weekend…

    I found your entry interesting thus I’ve added a Trackback to it on my weblog :)


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