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Australian attempt to avoid ‘Boaty McBoatface’ boat-naming debacle results in far worse ‘Ferry McFerryface’ scandal

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Last year, the Australian government announced the results of a competition to pick the names of six new ferries that would enter into use in Sydney. Five of the names picked were of prominent Australians, including doctors and indigenous leaders, but when it came to naming the final ferry, things went another direction — and the boat ended up […]

Ferry McFerryface was a Hoax

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

First, there was the story of the internet poll that named a research ship Boaty McBoatface. The name was ultimately rejected by the powers-that-be. Then naming polls across the globe followed suit, which gave us Trainy McTrainface and Horsey McHorseface, among others. Show More Summary

This local council just won social media with its gritter naming competition

For a while, Britain experienced the Boaty McBoatface phenomenon — public institutions asking citizens to name boats/gritters/vehicles and getting swamped by a whole lot of ridiculously inappropriate names.  SEE ALSO: Public road gritter...Show More Summary

AUS: Ferry McFerryface: Sydney Insists Name for New Harbour Boat is 'Not a Joke'

The last ferry in a new Sydney Harbour fleet will be christened Ferry McFerryface - the Australian city's second favourite choice after the now famous jokey Mc-moniker, Boaty McBoatface.

Not a joke: Sydney's public voted to name its newest ferry, Ferry McFerryface

Boaty McBoatface's legacy lives on. Last year Transport NSW started a public competition last year in Sydney, Australia, to name their latest ferry. And now an official name has now been announced: Ferry McFerryface.  More than 15,000 suggestions were made in the Name Your Ferry competition. Show More Summary

NASA To Deny Distant Rock Of A Perfectly Good Name

Humans like naming things. We named a boat Boaty McBoatface. We named a bunch of animals after dicks. But some things already have perfectly good names. Like a distant rock NASA is tasking us with nicknaming. More »      

Trainy McTrainface Receives Its Name in Official Ceremony in Sweden

Last year, some 124,000 people voted to name a new British research vessel Boaty McBoatface, but the decision was overturned. The ship was named instead for the popular British broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. Trainy McTrainface,Show More Summary

Swedish Train Operator names train “Trainy McTrainFace”

In the UK, we like to laugh at ourselves… especially when we tried to name a research ship Boaty McBoatface…and failed (although a remote controlled sub was called Boaty McBoatface… so not a total loss). However it seems in Sweden, MTR Express are to name a train… wait for it … Trainy McTrainFace. Show More Summary

The 'Warship' Made From Plastic Bottles

First there was Boaty McBoatface, and now, there is that silly ship’s environmentally-conscious cousin, what you might call Boaty McBottleface. Wasteland Warship made from thousands of plastic bottles highlights threat of single-useShow More Summary

What the People Want: Boaty Mcboatface Legacy Lives on in 'Trainy Mctrainface' Engine

Sweden—true to its liberal reputation—has a more enlightened attitude toward the will of the people than Britain.

Boaty McBoatface has gathered 'unprecedented data'

Boaty dived to depths of up to 4,000m (13,000ft) to obtain information about temperature from Orkney Passage, a region of the Southern Ocean some 500 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula.

Open Thread - The Return Of Boaty McBoatface!

Boaty McBoatface's name wound up on the unmanned submarine on board the "Attenborough" ship because the election was RIGGED. Welcome back from your first, and very successful, mission, Boaty McBoatface. Open thread below.

Midday open thread. Poll: Most Americans 'uneasy' or 'alarmed'; Boaty McBoatface in the news again

9 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is The true, top-secret story of Trump's presidency: • Republican-led House Armed Services Committee asks Pentagon to study climate change: That might seem like no big deal since the Pentagon has been looking into the effects of climate change on military readiness and other security issues for nearly a decade. Show More Summary

Boaty McBoatface returns from maiden voyage with "unprecedented data"

9 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The unmanned submersible was deployed to explore the Orkney Passage, a deep region of the ocean about 500 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula

Boaty McBoatface Has Returned From Its Inaugural Mission With A Trove Of Data

Boaty returns from one of its three mission to the Orkney Passage in the Southern Ocean. (Image. BAS) The world's most famous yellow submarine has returned home after a successful mission to Antarctica's Weddell Sea. Expedition organisers...Show More Summary

Boaty McBoatface returns from its inaugural mission - CNET

9 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The most famous little submarine in the world has returned from a 110-mile-plus journey, bringing back heaps of ocean temperature data from the Antarctic.

Boaty McBoatface Makes Its Triumphant Return, Hauling 'Unprecedented Data'

9 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The curiously named submersible wrapped up its inaugural voyage last week. And, as the British Antarctic Survey noted Wednesday, Boaty acquitted itself well on the seven-week expedition.

Boaty McBoatface conquers the Antarctic depths

9 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Boaty McBoatface, arguably the most famous scientific submersible in the world, has returned to port triumphant after completing its first Antarctic mission. The unmanned submarine survived a seven-week expedition, which saw it brave...Show More Summary

Boaty McBoatface returns home with unprecedented data

Researchers at the University of Southampton have captured unprecedented data about some of the coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth - known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) - during first voyage of the yellow robotic submersible known as Boaty McBoatface, which arrived back in the UK last week.

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