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Date: 06/18/10 11:02 AM

56 Responses to Kevin Costner Gonna Clean Up That BP Oil Spill

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2010 at 9:52 am
    Link: Kevin Costner Gonna Clean Up That BP Oil Spill - If Costner`s wacky contraption works and extracts the oil from the water like he says it will, we`ll forgive Waterworld.
  2. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2010 at 11:10 am
    I enjoyed the movie Waterworld...
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2010 at 11:14 am
    If this works it`ll just be proof that BP is either run by a bunch of monkeys with down syndrome or the waste of oil really was just a profit incentive.
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2010 at 11:15 am
    DuckBoy87

    I enjoyed it too.

    Acting could have been better but I liked it.
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    spartanman Male 13-17
    198 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 11:15 am
    Here`s the catch! it takes twice as much oil to run the machine than it extracts.
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    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2010 at 11:16 am
    best of luck, hope it works...
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    xKiesix Female 18-29
    448 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 11:20 am
    Al Gore must be pissed.
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    theend81 Male 30-39
    92 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 11:20 am
    shoot, if it works, I say they air Waterworld on Earthday every year.
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    jsatan Male 18-29
    256 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 11:21 am
    Yeah they have these for fuel storage for planes, nothing new.Water`s always getting in to fuel tanks on ships.
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    GirlieMutant Female 18-29
    236 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 11:23 am
    WHAAA? Why haven`t some science people figured this out before (if it works)! Friggin` Kevin Costner? Really?
    KILL HIM! HE IS A TEMPLAR/ILLUMINATI!
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 11:28 am
    This is serious, he`s invested millions creating a machine - THAT WORKS - that separates oil from water.

    Forget he`s Kevin Costner - he`s just an a man with a great idea and $$$ to back it up.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 11:29 am
    "Al Gore must be pissed. "

    give Gore time. he`ll add the claim he invented this along side the internet.
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2010 at 11:34 am
    @spartanman

    *Shrug* Use 500x as much oil as it extracts, as long as it extracts it.
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    oOFELIXOo Female 18-29
    177 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 11:36 am
    wtf someone couldn`t think of this before kevin costner????? Umm we need more science fairs in school
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    June 18, 2010 at 11:40 am
    The more I think about it, the more "Waterworld" seems like a pretty good movie after all.
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    vmeyer Male 18-29
    141 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 11:41 am
    @spartanman here`s the catch! the oil it uses is refined AND is on the right place (inside a machine oil tank). They can use 500x as much (thanks @Zerocyde) as long as they can clean the ocean water (even if only 97%).
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    glassjawdave Male 18-29
    93 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 11:45 am
    A) This was on the news at least 2 weeks ago.

    B) WTF is wrong with Water World?
  18. Profile photo of alikabul
    alikabul Male 18-29
    695 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 11:48 am
    Heh... Those rednecks with the hay-idea seemed to work better.
  19. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2010 at 11:50 am
    its not that Costner came up with the idea, he just funded it and thus gets the press. everyone knows that centrifugal force can separate liquids of various density, its what they use in blood tests and other various tests.

    I thought the issue isn`t the oil in the water but the fact its still leaking and its going to take a while to get it plugged up.
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    xhaseox Male 18-29
    519 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 11:56 am
    they make it sound like 97% is a D, last time I checked 97% usually gets you an A+ or at least an A.
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    Septemberex Female 13-17
    646 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 11:59 am
    wtf, waterworld was a great movie IMO.
  22. Profile photo of fiizok
    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    Strange but true: actors and celebrities do occasionally come up with useful technology. TV host and ventriloquist Paul Winchell held the first patent for an artificial heart. Actress Hedy Lamarr was the co-inventor of spread-spectrum broadcasting.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    June 18, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    The awesomeness of Field of Dreams already canceles out the awfulness of Waterworld. Kevin, you really may be our hero!
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    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    Exactly what glassjawdave said.. Honestly.
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    ferrari91169 Male 18-29
    208 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    @xhaseox,

    Yes, when grading papers and things like that, 97% is good...an A+ like you say, but this is an entirely different subject.

    Say you`re cleaning something very toxic out of drinking water, and you get 99% of it out. There`s still 1% of that VERY harmful toxin in the water, so while yes, you cleaned the majority of it, it`s still unusable until the entire 100% is cleaned.

    And it`s the same with this. Yes, 97% cleaned is better than what it is now, but being that it`s not 100% it will still be harmful, and in effect, it really wouldn`t make any difference.
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    tobyvictory Male 70 & Over
    406 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    @ferrari91169: You have little clue what you`re talking about. Mother Nature can clean up 3% much faster than 30%, 40% up to 100%. Besides, the 3% that would be left will have little to no impact on the environment. It would be about the same as what leaks naturally. Also, do you think the professionals in the clip would be excited about it if "it really wouldn`t make any difference?"
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    GlooStikk Male 18-29
    1297 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    cool. do it.
  28. Profile photo of Massacre75
    Massacre75 Male 18-29
    25 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    I don`t give a damn if it works or not.. Waterworld sucked and he can`t make up for that!!
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    I`m with you Massacre - I`ll never find it in my heart to forgive Waterworld!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    davymid: I`ll never forgive the AGW fake scientists for scaring the world with false predictions not unlike that movie.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 18, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    I liked Waterworld. A bit slow, but some new editing can speed the pace up. It was WAY better than Star Wars episodes II & III
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    at 1:27, oh we`ve found ourselves another major tool, alright.
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    Sonsglow Male 18-29
    201 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    "So you can actually drink out of the machine" So this machine is a desalinization tank as well?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    Costner is a hero? wow!
  35. Profile photo of Thorgrimmer
    Thorgrimmer Male 18-29
    180 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    If you liked Waterworld then please join us in the next room where we will have a special showing of the movie accompanied by cake and a party just for you.
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    Trumple07 Male 13-17
    422 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    The hard part is how to stop the oil coming out..
  37. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    So, they think this tiny ass machine is going to clean up the 50+ million barrels of oil?... I hope they have a lot more of those things then.
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1601 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    so which end does the salt come out on? the side with the diesel or the side with the water?
  39. Profile photo of yofuzzy
    yofuzzy Male 13-17
    310 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    but did they account that sea salt water is much denser than tap water?
  40. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    "but did they account that sea salt water is much denser than tap water?"
    It`s centrifugal. Heavier water will just be easier to differentiate from oil which already rises to the surface without help.
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    BoomBox Male 13-17
    1232 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 5:13 pm
    @D3rAnG3d - Obviously they`re not gonna throw one machine into the ocean, guaranteed they`re going to have hundreds, and at a much much bigger size.
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    RichardParke Male 30-39
    35 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    Guessing the centrifuge is powered by a diesel motor? You know what would be cool? if the machines could run directly on the diesel fuel that they were pumping out of the ocean. Karma right there...
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    akinis Male 30-39
    536 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    Guess his crapfest movie "Waterworld" had some awesome side effects.
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
    768 posts
    June 18, 2010 at 9:00 pm
    i thought waterworld was an ok movie....
  45. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    @thorgrimmer:

    the cake is a lie
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    66stang Male 18-29
    225 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 2:17 am
    Everyone hates waterworld, but you have to undertsand it was universal studios that made the released version only OK. The original was supposed to be 3 1/2 hours long, once they gave it to the studios they hacked it up to 90 minutes. Later when aired on TV they showed an extended version thats about 3 hours. I have showed this to 5 people that HATED Waterworld and ALL agreed this version was a good movie.
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    spartanman Male 13-17
    198 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 3:11 am
    @vmeyer @Zerocyde
    Did I forget to mention it also runs off of bald eagle blood?
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    madest Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2010 at 6:38 am
    Kevin Costner is an American hero.
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    pootio Male 18-29
    106 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 7:31 am
    So they started a project 15 years ago to extract oil from water, and then this happens... sounds like a conspiracy from environmental activists to put their head on leadership shoulders... and just the man to do it...
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    widjadidja Male 30-39
    66 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 8:19 am
    I`m sorry, I will never forgive him for waterworld.
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    raven_mac Male 18-29
    303 posts
    June 19, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    I can`t post a video that was made 2 weeks ago, but this can be double posted within a month?
    What the hell IAB.
  52. Profile photo of DavioMagnifi
    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
    600 posts
    June 20, 2010 at 1:24 am
    something tells me that the oil in the water is a bit thicker than diesel...
  53. Profile photo of LightShaded
    LightShaded Male 18-29
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    June 20, 2010 at 5:51 am
    Kevin Costner is a Global Hero.
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    Elriuhilu Male 18-29
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    June 21, 2010 at 5:52 am
    good on him. Also, don`t you reckon his clit tickler looks a bit lopsided?
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2010 at 6:18 am
    "something tells me that the oil in the water is a bit thicker than diesel... "

    Isnt that the point. With a thinner liquid succesfully separating, it would be easy to assume that a thicker liquid would be easier to separate....Oddly though, while the oil separates from the water....methane dissovles into water. Is anything being done or reasearched to possibly stem the spread of O2-less zones due to methane saturation?
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 3:51 am
    i hope it works

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