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MeFi's own eotvos is organizing a tenth anniversary meetup in Antarctica. We have officially conquered this planet.

Anyone know anyone currently on the ISS?
posted by Plutor to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:56 PM (50 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Or any submarine crews?
posted by Pants! at 5:59 PM on July 3, 2009


Now begins "Phase Two"

I'll get the robots.
posted by The Whelk at 6:06 PM on July 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Two words: Awe. Some.
posted by FishBike at 6:08 PM on July 3, 2009 [2 favorites]


They're not really meeting, they'll just be chilling...
posted by Abiezer at 6:17 PM on July 3, 2009 [12 favorites]


This makes me absurdly happy.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 6:32 PM on July 3, 2009 [3 favorites]


Also, doesn't this now give Antarctica the highest 10th anniversary meetup attendance per capita?
posted by FishBike at 6:32 PM on July 3, 2009 [5 favorites]


Holy shit that is so badass.
posted by sperose at 6:45 PM on July 3, 2009


The meetup with the professional white background.
posted by Tube at 6:54 PM on July 3, 2009 [43 favorites]


AWESOME!!!
I'm looking at you, North Pole.
posted by typewriter at 6:54 PM on July 3, 2009


I like how you have to zoom out to see it on the map.
posted by ODiV at 7:18 PM on July 3, 2009


Pretty much makes it official: if you are an active Metafilter member and you do not attend the nearest 10th meetup then you are more than a little bit pathetic.
posted by item at 7:20 PM on July 3, 2009


Wow. I has a Happy.
posted by strixus at 7:45 PM on July 3, 2009


Sorry Item, I was in a car accident in which my car was totalled, and I can't afford the train + bus fare to get to Chicago. Thanks for making me feel pathetic though!
posted by IndigoRain at 7:46 PM on July 3, 2009


No problem!

sorry
posted by item at 7:48 PM on July 3, 2009


We could have a meetup on one of those floating ship "countries," except they know we're all like LOLBERTARIAN around here.
posted by klangklangston at 7:49 PM on July 3, 2009


> We could have a meetup on one of those floating ship "countries,"

Problem is most of those are still in the drydocks, so it would probably be more like hanging out in jersey...
posted by mrzarquon at 8:18 PM on July 3, 2009


Oh, man, we should have booked Sealand.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:28 PM on July 3, 2009


This is cool.
posted by pseudostrabismus at 8:32 PM on July 3, 2009


I can host one in Second Life. Does that count?
posted by brownpau at 8:36 PM on July 3, 2009


Depends. Are you Charley Nesson?
posted by grobstein at 8:46 PM on July 3, 2009


All well and good, but what happened to that RPM project, you lagasses at the pole? Huh? Out with it!
posted by Miko at 8:50 PM on July 3, 2009


I'm pleased to be part of a group that rules the planet, oh heck yeah!
posted by rtha at 8:57 PM on July 3, 2009


This raised the question for me of what time zone Antarctica occupies. Of course, the internet had an answer.
posted by middleclasstool at 9:20 PM on July 3, 2009


Item: "No problem!

sorry
"

it's okay, that was tongue-in-cheek. ;) I am really disappointed that I can't go, though.
posted by IndigoRain at 9:26 PM on July 3, 2009


I'm pleased to be part of a group that rules the planet, oh heck yeah!

I would rather rule the group that rules the planet. How much for cabal membership again?
posted by TwelveTwo at 9:30 PM on July 3, 2009


Jesus Christ. There is no cabal.

check your mefimail. Hope you've got adequate funds in the bank.
posted by rtha at 9:36 PM on July 3, 2009


I'm ashamed for the country of my birth that there is no meet-up in Iceland.

I bet it's Delaware's fault.
posted by Kattullus at 9:52 PM on July 3, 2009


No meet-up in Chile
and traitorous signal is going to Argentina's.
posted by Memo at 9:59 PM on July 3, 2009


We have people in Antarctica? We have people in Antartica.

I'll ship a few cases of black paint down, someone in the cabal needs to check our Google Maps insiders for the next satellite fly-by. I want MeFi shout outs in Antarctica, stat.
posted by empyrean at 10:16 PM on July 3, 2009


And at the height of the Austral winter no less. eotvos if I had a Paypal account I would refund your $5.00.
posted by vapidave at 10:39 PM on July 3, 2009


Someone point eotvos to the shoutout sheets that fandango_matt put together a while back. I's do it but I can't remember where they are, and anyway I'm off to bed in a minute.
posted by rtha at 11:13 PM on July 3, 2009


From th Arctic, I bow down before the awesomeness of this.
posted by fourcheesemac at 11:30 PM on July 3, 2009


Jesus Christ. There is no cabal.

Do you mean that I was scammed when the guy sold me this Cabal Modem?
posted by pjern at 12:16 AM on July 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Europe seems terribly poorly represented. Nothing in Spain, France, Germany, any of the low countries. Here in Southern Spain, my nearest meet is in London - 1616km away as the crow flies (according to Wolfram|Alpha). Shame...
posted by benzo8 at 12:17 AM on July 4, 2009


Well, if there's a meetup in Argentina, then the fake meetup on the Appalachian Trail is unneccessary now, no?
posted by scody at 12:41 AM on July 4, 2009 [3 favorites]


I think a lot of the Dutch mefites are actually going to the London meetup.
posted by atrazine at 12:44 AM on July 4, 2009


benzo8 I think this is the occasion to have a bigger european meetup.
I got a bit tired of the Dutch meetups that tend to be 2 - 3 people. So I tried to organise a meetup for the whole of europe in Berlin. When that fizzled I joined the London meetup.
Short version: join us in London. I'm sure you can crash on some local mefites couch.
although I wish we could all convene in Granada
posted by jouke at 12:57 AM on July 4, 2009


Is it just me, or is that meetup no longer scheduled/showing up on the map?
posted by delfuego at 10:51 AM on July 4, 2009


This is really, really cool. Pun intended.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 12:21 PM on July 4, 2009


Is it just me, or is that meetup no longer scheduled/showing up on the map?

It's not just you. Over in the official thread it says:

[Updated the location to the South Pole, but Google Maps is having trouble placing a marker.]
posted by pb at 11:22 AM on July 4 [!]

posted by FishBike at 12:35 PM on July 4, 2009


I don't know what conditions are like at the pole (besides cold even for a Canadian I'm guessing) or whether station members are allowed to go outside but if they can it would be very awesome for them to make a quick trip around the pole during the meet up there by allowing us to claim a meet up in every longitude. IE: an atomic around the world meet up.
posted by Mitheral at 3:34 PM on July 4, 2009


I don't know what conditions are like at the pole...

Current windchill, -74 C (-101 F). Brrrr.

(source: http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/NZSP.html
posted by FishBike at 4:33 PM on July 4, 2009


Take plenty of dogs!
posted by elfgirl at 5:26 PM on July 4, 2009


Europe seems terribly poorly represented
That continent is so LAZY
posted by The Devil Tesla at 7:54 PM on July 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Current windchill, -74 C (-101 F). Brrrr.

Damn. Guess that means I have to stop complaining to my Southern friends when it hits -40C windshield here.
posted by jmd82 at 9:37 PM on July 4, 2009


I like how the East Coast U.S meetup pins neatly follow I-95
posted by The Whelk at 9:40 PM on July 4, 2009


FishBike -- that's only the wind chill... the actual air temperature is -72 F (-58 C), so there's nothing to be... holy shit
posted by crapmatic at 5:01 AM on July 5, 2009


That continent is so LAZY

We've been busy. You'll see.
posted by chrismear at 7:34 AM on July 5, 2009


Take plenty of dogs!

Or Tauntauns.
posted by deborah at 3:17 PM on July 5, 2009


...or whether station members are allowed to go outside...

Oh they can go out, but they may be some time...
posted by pompomtom at 10:23 PM on July 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


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