I'm a retired Chief submariner with over 23 years experience working on subs. The ability to stay submerged indefinitely is nothing new. But there's no way any ship can stay submerged that long. For several decades now the limiting factor on nuclear submarines staying at sea has been the supply of food and the crews sanity. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you we can last several months if we pack heavy. Maintaining sanity on the other hand doesn't always last that long.
welp, that explains wasting 41 years searching for a quarter from my birth year.
I like his thoughts about dying:
I always thought death would come on the freeway in a few horrifying moments, so you'd have no time to sort it out. Having months and months to look at it and think about it and talk to people and hear what they have to say, it's a kind of blessing. It's certainly an opportunity to grow up and get a grip and sort it all out. Just being told by an unsmiling guy in a white coat that you're going to be dead in four months definitely turns on the lights. ... It makes life rich and poignant. When it first happened, and I got these diagnoses, I could see the light of eternity, a la William Blake, shining through every leaf. I mean, a bug walking across the ground moved me to tears.
I'm still waiting for the main clause of that "if".
At first I was like "How did they get away with that? That's nuts", then I realized it was the 20's, so how many telephones are we talking here?
Laziness is the real mother of invention.
Too stoned more like it.
I know, who the fuck still gets pictures developed?
That is still a pretty accurate description.
and that last 20%? well, that's used for the annual corn fight