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  •  so i missed the whole last diary but i was watch- (9+ / 0-)

    ing the whole time (most of it).  Clutchy started really cutting---oil gushing out---while we were eating dinner.  we had the laptop turned so we could watch.

    so are they gonna start lizzie up right now?  or will they do that second Clutchy cut first?

    •  They seem to be setting up by Lizzie, (7+ / 0-)

      so I'm not sure about the second cut.

      Fine dinner viewing!

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      by Yasuragi on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 05:55:19 PM PDT

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    •  Were they planning a second Crunch cut? (6+ / 0-)

      I thought it was just snip the riser then go for Lizzy

      •  they used cruncy twice! (4+ / 0-)
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        According to the bp video they were only gonna use him once. so the plans are fluid.

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        by yawnimawke on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 06:02:19 PM PDT

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        •  Where did they use him twice? (4+ / 0-)

          I saw him in position ready to cut this morning, then they pulled him away and trimmed off all those other pipes around the riser all day, then went back and made the original cut with Crunchy just a few minutes ago.  Did he make another cut?

          •  he crimped this morning. of course I didn't (2+ / 0-)
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            actually see that, I just read that from the live blogs...did I read that wrong?

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            by yawnimawke on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 06:23:26 PM PDT

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            •  There was an attempt in the wee hours of the (3+ / 0-)

              morning. All the small pipes around the main riser where preventing Crunch from getting the proper grip.

              Everything stopped while they reformatted. ROV's spend the day cutting off the smaller pipes. Crunchy came down and very carefully crunched.

              Now if there was another crunch after that I don't know.

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              by Onomastic on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 06:34:44 PM PDT

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              •  success around 5pm tonite pacific (2+ / 0-)
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                time...

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                by edrie on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 06:43:00 PM PDT

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                •  Just by the by, edrie, (0+ / 0-)

                  your sig line discourages me from rec'ing your comments or responding to them. Sort of an unintended consequence.

                  •  timaeus, i'm using that sig line to (2+ / 0-)
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                    remind myself not to be sucked into troll hijackings.

                    i've never walked away from any discussion that was from a different point of view as mine - but the ones where there are ugly flames, nasty insults and attempts to hijack threads - i'm trying to curb my own tendency to argue fruitlessly and pointlessly.

                    not intended to those who have strong opinions or ideas - those i'm always willing to engage - i often learn something in them.

                    it is the rude, personally insulting, trollish ones i walk away from now - (or at least, TRY to walk away from).  i'm teaching myself that one does not ALWAYS have to have the "last word" in a pointless argument.

                    NOTE: i will no longer engage in non-productive, rude or argumentative replies - so, if you are waiting for a reply, please don't hold your breath! ~ edrie

                    by edrie on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 07:36:51 PM PDT

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                  •  thanks for the rec and for (0+ / 0-)

                    understanding my sig line now.

                    having a sister 4 1/2 years older than me and we both were well and equally matched, the "last word" game is quite entrenched in my life.  still, at 65 and 69, we catch ourselves at it and giggle and challenge the other one NOT to have the last word.

                    it's hard, BELIEVE me, it's HARD!  

                    8^P

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                    by edrie on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 08:32:06 PM PDT

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                •  Darn-wanted to see that! (0+ / 0-)

                  But I had a rehearsal to get to.

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                  by barbwires on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 07:00:33 PM PDT

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    •  try two windows - half-sized (1+ / 0-)
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      you can watch AND post and keep up!

      NOTE: i will no longer engage in non-productive, rude or argumentative replies - so, if you are waiting for a reply, please don't hold your breath! ~ edrie

      by edrie on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 06:41:40 PM PDT

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      •  heh! that's what i've been doing! (1+ / 0-)
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        plus i have tabs with two other video feeds, my gmail, my other mail, the mothership, and assorted miscellaneous things.  using both IE and FF simultaneously. the cats want me to play with them or feed them and, what?  you mean my husband wants some attention too?  LOL!

        •  heh heh heh - one tab - comments and responses, (1+ / 0-)
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          one tab fishgrease, one tab gmail, one tab front page, one tab bbcnews, one tab image diary...

          another window with other stuff i want to go back to read... google chrome - LOVE it!  better than firefox, i think.

          watching history live is amazing feat of the internet all the while talking realtime with others who are just as engaged and fascinated.

          life is sweet - except for tomorrow when i have to go 'splain to my pony why i wasn't at the barn tonite.  better bring LOTS more c'rots, apples, pears, sugar cubes and appropriate mea culpas in forms of skritches.

          diabetic sammy (samoyed) is cool as long as i keep cooking him fresh meals 2x a day!  to watch this, i'm cooking 4 servings at once late at nite when it's quiet.

          NOTE: i will no longer engage in non-productive, rude or argumentative replies - so, if you are waiting for a reply, please don't hold your breath! ~ edrie

          by edrie on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 07:42:45 PM PDT

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