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Somebody please think of a better way to put that. There are no bathyspheres in Lungfishopolis. Lungfishopolis itself is the mind of the Lungfish. The bathysphere is just a way to get to the bottom of the Lake. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 21:46, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
this article has been copied from absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Bathysphere_(vessel) i hate wiki they copy everything dont use this website! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 27 September 2009 (UTC)
The previous unsigned remark by someone using a computer in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.A. does seem to be correct in that one or the other articles is a direct copy of the other. Did the Absolute Astronomy site copy from the Wikipedia or the other way around? I have just been checking. The Wikipedia article was started on 28 April, 2006 and was very brief. It has been added to and edited over and over again until it took its present form. The detailed editing history is there for anyone to check (see the History page for the article). So, it seems quite clear to me that the Wikipedia article is the original one and it has been copied by Absolute Astronomy without giving any credit to the Wikipedia. Therefore, the unsigned person above should be encouraged to complain to absoluteastronomy.com. and stop criticising the Wikipedia. Sincerely, John Hill (talk) 01:35, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
Is there anything that can be done about people who make up malicious lies?
IP 18.104.22.168 has inserted what appears to be an outright malicious lie about Beebe to the blockquote in the article: "However, Beebe later confessed that he made most of these creatures up to gain more money from sponsors for more trips to the ocean's depths." This is the only contribution made from this IP address to the Wikipedia.
There is certainly no such quote about Beebe in the reference given. Having worked with Beebe and read all the books and articles I could find about him in the years since - I have never heard any such accusation before and it seems to me to be totally out of character. In fact Beebe had a well-earned reputation of being a world-class scientist, and fastidious observer and reporter of the things he studied. This is really a most unfair and underhanded slur on the memory of an truly exceptional and inspiring man and ground-breaking scientist who is no longer here to defend himself. I think the person who did this should apologise. Failing this, I believe the IP address should be indefinitely blocked. John Hill (talk) 08:00, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
Valve Software are doing an ARG in various games. The letters from Gabe Newell to various gaming sites included parts of an image of a Bathysphere. Should this be noted?--Faillord adam (talk) 20:49, 10 April 2011 (UTC)
For possible inclusion:
|15 August 1949||2,300 feet (700 m) depth||Otis Barton||solo depth record|||
|16 August 1949||4,500 feet (1,400 m) depth||Otis Barton||solo depth record|||
Design and casting should have own section
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- New York Times, "MAN IN STEEL BALL DIVES TO 2,300 FEET; Otis Barton Fails to Better '34 Record as Power Goes Off, Threatening Safety AIR GOES BAD IN SPHERE Explorer, Faint, Quickly Raised From Pacific Depth -- He Sees Luminous Marine Life", 16 August 1949 (accessed 25 March 2012)
- New York Times, "Barton Sets Record in Ocean Dive; Descends 4,500 Feet Off California; Barton Sets Record in Ocean Dive; Descends 4,500 Feet Off California", Gladwin Hill, 17 August 1949 (accessed 25 March 2012)