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She would if he controlled all the cake and pie.

Plus, since the rest of the population would be Martian Gay Bears, she wouldn't have much of a choice.
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No but if most everyone else did that would be great.
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I'd go. The sooner, the better. :unnod:
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It's way fucking bigger than Luxembourg. But then again so is.....< insert something small here >.

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Plus, since the rest of the population would be Martian Gay Bears, she wouldn't have much of a choice.
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Plus, since the rest of the population would be Martian Gay Bears, she wouldn't have much of a choice.
Between Martian Gay Bears and vm? There is still suicide.

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Actually, the first goners"settlers" will set up a TSA station; every day that no one arrives they have to practice on each other.

Or maybe they can import 3-year-olds to search.
But everyone knows the TSA screening for Mars is way more efficient 'an that.

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Man those martians are desperate to get home.
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Maybe, for science, for Natalie Portman, but only if certain people don't go too, people who shall remain nameless. I know who they are; I want see the passenger manifest before I commit.
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Plus, since the rest of the population would be Martian Gay Bears, she wouldn't have much of a choice.
Between Martian Gay Bears and vm? There is still suicide.

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In that case, why choose to go in the first place?
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As much of a geek as I am, I have to say hell no. I wouldn't even go for Tia Carrere.

Mars is a dry desert that is cold as fuck, you can't breath the air, and many other objections. I wouldn't move to Antarctica or the Atacama desert, either. They're both paradise compared to Mars.

Its gravity isn't particularly low either, so it doesn't have the fun-factor that living on Luna would.

I have nothing but respect for those who'd bear the hardships to live there, though.

Me, I'll take Earth or some artificial space colony. They're the future anyway, not quaint planets.
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That's a good point. I think I'd go to Antarctica on a round-trip, but not for my whole life. The appeal to me is being among the first humans on Mars. That'd be worth the trade-off for me. People have been going to Antarctica since forever.
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I have nothing but respect for those who'd bear the hardships to live there, though.
Ahhh, I'm pretty sure they would die unless resupplied from earth on a continual basis. At a cost that would quickly exceed the cost to bring them back. Such a one way mission would be an empty, expensive stunt. A suicide mission with nothing at stake.

Come to think of it, a round trip would still be a pointless expensive stunt. In the current state of interplanetary travel, unmanned missions are much better for a long list of reasons.
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Sort of like the The Lost Colony of Roanoke.
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Is nobody concerned that chat would be pretty much useless? Radio signals take between 4 and 20 minutes to get between Earth and Mars. That's horribly laggy. Unless the entire :ff: membership went in one go.

Or mulebear and sonoma bear set up "MarsForum". And don't link to us.
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Is nobody concerned that chat would be pretty much useless? Radio signals take between 4 and 20 minutes to get between Earth and Mars. That's horribly laggy.
That's nothing! When I was in basic training, I would hand-write a letter and mail it to my mom. She would type it up and email it to LadyShea who would post it on the forum. Then people typed replies on the forum and then printed them out and mailed them to me. Talk about laggy!

We're so serious about this, bey and I were talking the other morning about marsnet and how it would be like the local intranet that we would use on Mars. I figure it might be similar to when I was in college, when the www was just starting to be a thing in the real world, but the university's .edu domain was already full of interesting stuff of just the local people.
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Sort of like the The Lost Colony of Roanoke.
A lot of early pioneers went off to unknown lands to never return to their hometowns*. Most of those unknown lands were not nearly as hostile to life as Mars. Some of them weren't much better though.


*My great-great grandfather emigrated to Kansas from Missouri in the 1880s, never to return for a visit. However, he did receive and send mail back home, mail quite a bit slower than a Martian email.
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We're so serious about this, bey and I were talking the other morning about marsnet and how it would be like the local intranet that we would use on Mars.
We need to nip this in the bud. Join the campaign for Marsnet Neutrality now!
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Sort of like the [url=http://www.nationalcenter.org/ColonyofRoanoke.html]Most of those unknown lands were not nearly as hostile to life as Mars.
People speak of the atmosphere of Mars as if were anything like what we would think of as an atmosphere.

http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2000/LaurenMikulski.shtml

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This would be considered vacuum by most people. It is the pressure found close to the 100km boundary which is considered to be outer space.
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Think of this, Mars-bound pioneer people, in a few years the Terrans back home will be able to zip out to get your for a return visit in a flash.
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a one way ticket to mars? It would all depend on how fucked up things where earthside at the time I left. currently I'd say no.
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Apparently (according to a bit on The Colbert Report) they are talking about sending older people, as the radiation and lack of medical care would seriously reduce the lifespan and make reproduction impossible. That's perfect for me, because as long as I'm going to spend the rest of my life, I might as well limit the scope of what exactly that is. I'll live a full life on Earth and then do my retirement on Mars.

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Would you go to Mars on a one-way ticket if you knew that "Sovereign" was already there?
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