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Working in Antarctica

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Elta, Jul 20, 2007.

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Poll closed Apr 15, 2010.
  1. Yes

    84 vote(s)
    92.3%
  2. No

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  3. Depends on the job

    6 vote(s)
    6.6%
  1. Masquerouge

    Masquerouge Deity

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    Definitely. I don't see how I would pass any opportunity to set foot on the 6th continent, and you're telling me I'm going to be awesomely PAID to do it?
     
  2. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

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    A moose once bit my sis... ah, nevermind.

    I oughta apply - how could they turn down someone named IglooDude? :snowgrin:
     
  3. Mr. Dictator

    Mr. Dictator A Chain-Smoking Fox

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    i love how the least inhabitable continent has people tripping over themselves to go :lol:

    anyways, i would to do a menial job if the pay was great. hell, it is a frontier after all.

    any info on how to go?
     
  4. Chaos_BF1942

    Chaos_BF1942 Prince

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    I would take the job. It would sound cool (no pun intended). I'll just need to go to South America and Africa. Then I can say I been to every continent in the world.

    I already circumnavigated the world when I went to Japan in June. Had a connetion flight in Frankfurt before going to Osaka (and I left Tokyo going east).
     
  5. angeleyes

    angeleyes mood indigo

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    At once ..
     
  6. Aramazd

    Aramazd Deity

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    Absolutely, 4x the pay in 1/3 of the time, not to mention that I get to go to Antarctica.
     
  7. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    You wouldn't even have to quadruple my pay.

    I mean, go ahead, quadruple it anyway, but I'd go without that incentive, too. :D
     
  8. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

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    You always have a cool video for everything, thanks :) Microbiological research on space organisms/bacteria could be very interesting. I would love to apply for something like this.
     
  9. Shylock

    Shylock Hey smiling strange

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    I'd totally do it. It's not like I'll miss much at home.

    Plus, I hate the heat. I could probably run a high end computer system (one that could run Crysis maxed with no lag) without even needing a fan running down there.
     
  10. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    It was the hard-core deep and scary lifestyle the guy lived that amazed me. "Nothing you see here existed before 1999!" Yowza.

    He's probably not so much looking specifically for microbiologists, but hardy (and experienced) science and engineer types.
     
  11. nc-1701

    nc-1701 bombombedum

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    F'ing Yeah!!! Man, I would so freaking do it:)
     
  12. Leonel

    Leonel Breakfast Connoisseur

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    Sign me up! I could live very well for a while on 120k after 4 months. :D
     
  13. Truronian

    Truronian Quite unfamiliar Retired Moderator

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    We had someone talk to us about this (The Antartic survey as he called it) in sixth form... one of my friends plans to do it after getting her (geology) degree. I'd be all for it myself, so long as I didn't have any major reasons to stay in Britain.

    http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/ for the Brits.
     
  14. Thorbal

    Thorbal not enough ram!

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    That would be simply awesome :cool: ! Cold climate, not so many unnverving humans to deal with.... aaaah I probably would go there for no pay at all, if I got food and shelter.
    But I don´t think that they would need me ( I cannot see how a social scientist would be of use there :lol: ) :sad: .
     
  15. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden Deity

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    I get paid $0 per year, so a 4x raise wouldn't help much, but then again I would be away from my parents, but then again the shipment rate from newegg would probably be tremendous, so I'd have to do it after I upgrade. But then again there probably aren't any hot babes in Antarctica.
     
  16. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    It's hard to imagine what need they'd have for an underwear model there, but I'd be in.
     
  17. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Good advice -- I've read that if they whap you with their flippers, it can really hurt! :lol:

    Wrong Pole, guys... :rolleyes: There are no moose in Antarctica, and I have never heard of anybody building igloos there either.

    Actually, social scientists would be very valuable assets in an experiment to see how people cope with isolation in a harsh environment. All it takes is one person flipping out or some other wrong turn in the group dynamics to completely derail an expedition (on Earth, as well as Mars).


    Would I go? Absolutely. I already have limited contact with people in RL, and am comfortable in smallish living quarters and wide open skies.

    Even if only to see real penguins that haven't been "zoo-ified" and a whole new night sky... that in itself would be worth the trip. I've never seen the southern constellations, and the Magellanic Clouds aren't visible from my latitude.

    And I hate the heat. It's been so horribly hot lately, I've barely been able to think, let alone post anything of much consequence. Every summer I muse about heading down south...
     
  18. bhsup

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    Valka, are you suggesting that simply being in a cold, isolated environment could be enough to make someone snap?? :D

     
  19. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    I live in Canada, remember? It's the heat that drives me up the wall. ;)

    It's the isolation that makes some people nuts. But the important thing in any expedition is not only the scientific credentials of the team, but how well they mesh psychologically with each other and with themselves. That's why I say that a social scientist would be invaluable.
     
  20. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    I'd wonder how their internet connections are? I think that isolation-based syndromes would have gone WAY down with access to webcams.
     

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