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Indoor Tropical Island

Hemos posted more than 9 years ago | from the blissful-land dept.

Technology 356

fons writes "The huge construction dome of the now bankrupt zeppelin maker CargoLifter, has been turned into an indoor tropical island. For about 20euro a day you can swim in the sea, take a walk in the rainforest or go to a beachparty. While it is snowing outside, it's a always a pleasant 25C on the island. And there are no tsunami's. It's bigger than Biosphere2 (it fits the Eiffeltower) but there's less sunlight. Would you spend your vacation in there? The Germans don't seem to be very eager."

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Very few (0, Offtopic)

Steve Embalmer (783552) | more than 9 years ago | (#11244924)

And there are no tsunami's

And there are very few good speller's.

Re:Very few (1, Offtopic)

cwebb1977 (650175) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245076)

And there are many non-native english speakers, ignorant one.

Re:Very few (0, Offtopic)

Aardpig (622459) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245271)

And there are many non-native english speakers, ignorant one.

I disagree with your perspective. The misuse of apostrophes (in particular, the "oh shit, there is an 's' approaching, best put in an apostrophe to warn the reader") to be a crime almost exclusively committed by native English speakers.

Fucking philestines!

Re:Very few (-1, Troll)

hubs99 (318852) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245170)

I'm guessing the the plural form is Tsunamis.

But I guses you could make the argument that since octopus become octopi and radius becomes radii, Tsunami becomes tsunamus(the plural form)

I kid, I kid!!

Re:Very few (2, Informative)

The Spoonman (634311) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245275)

since octopus become octopi

That isn't the issue the parent was complaining about, it was the use of an apostrophe to indicate a plural. "'s" indicates possession, not multiplicity. It's one of my pet-peeves, too. How often do I want to strangle a store owner for having a sign that says "Thank's!". Ugh!

Re:Very few (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245282)

Tsunami is a japanese word. According to a book I have, nami means "wave" (and "tsu" I'm too lazy to check). As a japanese word, it has no plural form.

Dammit (5, Funny)

Prince Vegeta SSJ4 (718736) | more than 9 years ago | (#11244926)

25 Degrees is too cold!!! Now if it was 77 Degrees, then we could talk turkey.

Re:Dammit (0, Redundant)

quanticle (843097) | more than 9 years ago | (#11244950)

Dude, He said 25C. 25 degrees celcius and 77 degrees farenheit are close to the same temperature.

Re:Dammit (0)

Omega1045 (584264) | more than 9 years ago | (#11244975)

Are you being sarcastic, or did not you get the joke?

Re:Dammit (1)

Seth Finklestein (582901) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245002)

It's not that he didn't get the joke, but rather that the "joke" wasn't funny.

Re:Dammit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245017)

considering how the article said "25c", I would say that it's not a funny joke.

Re:Dammit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11244997)

He's merely pointing out the stupidity and the pointlessness of the OP.

Re:Dammit (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11244969)

dumbass

Re:****** (1)

singpolyma (454549) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245223)

25C is freezing! Even if you were trying to be funny, come to Africa, we need something like 30C to be comfortable!

Seriously (1)

octal666 (668007) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245331)

25C may be enough for germans, but in Spain we usually don't like to go to the beach if it's not warmer, now it's 15C here in Valencia and for me it's pretty cold, we can reach 20C in winter some days, and in the summer it's obviously much hotter, and we are not talking tropical weather even remotely.

No sky (2, Insightful)

mzkhadir (693946) | more than 9 years ago | (#11244929)

It would be better if they had the whole ceiling lined with cloud pictures to simulate clouds instead of seeing steel.

Re:No sky (1, Funny)

radarsat1 (786772) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245041)

or a giant LCD screen for a moving sky... line the walls too to make the interior look like it goes for miles..
maybe you could use that material they used for the Invisible Suit, which displays a different image depending on what direction you are looking from. It would be like a giant holodeck, as long as you don't go near the walls..

okay i'll shut up now.

Re:No sky (2, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245077)


1) Live in big domes with fake skies.
2) Watch the crystal in your hand turn black on your 30th birthday.
3) Go to Carousel.

10 dollar Amazon gift certificate to the first person to name the movie in this thread! Can't be an AC.

Re:No sky (0)

BigDumbAnimal (532071) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245109)

Truman Show

Re:No sky (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245129)

Nope.

Re:No sky (1)

Oliver Wendell Jones (158103) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245136)

Logan's Run

Re:No sky (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245154)


DING DING DING DING A winner! mail your address to grieder at gmail.

Re:No sky (1)

Iphtashu Fitz (263795) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245142)

Nice Logans Run reference. Now, without relying on IMDB or Google, what was Logan's full name?

Re:No sky (0)

grub (11606) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245178)

if memory serves: Logan 5.

Re:No sky (1)

Iphtashu Fitz (263795) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245213)

Give yourself a gift certificate!

Re:No sky (1)

wcb4 (75520) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245203)

Logan 5

Re:No sky (0)

Cheerio Boy (82178) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245176)

1) Live in big domes with fake skies. 2) Watch the crystal in your hand turn black on your 30th birthday. 3) Go to Carousel. 10 dollar Amazon gift certificate to the first person to name the movie in this thread! Can't be an AC.

Logan's Run. Which incidentally was nothing like the book.

The Weasel (5, Funny)

govtcheez (524087) | more than 9 years ago | (#11244933)

Quick, someone call Pauly Shore!

Re:The Weasel (4, Funny)

TrippTDF (513419) | more than 9 years ago | (#11244961)

I just did. He's pretty upset that he didn't get the be the guest of honor. Then again, he also thinks he's still a star in between lapses of thinking he's a tuna fish sandwich. It's amazing what fame will do to you.

Re:The Weasel (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245310)


Oh my aching ass, that was funny

Two Birds With One Stone (1)

Yonkeltron (720465) | more than 9 years ago | (#11244953)

Of course i'd spend my vacation there! i could get away from my mother-in-law and get rid of the clown fish in my spare bath tub in one shot!

I'll only go... (0)

Seth Finklestein (582901) | more than 9 years ago | (#11244964)

I'll only go if they offer Free (libre, not just gratis) wireless internet: 802.11g to start, eventually upgrading to 802.11n and .11i once they become available.

Euro conversion (1)

smooth wombat (796938) | more than 9 years ago | (#11244965)

10 euros is ~$13.46 (as of 11:12 AM EST [-5 GMT]). So you pay over $13 dollars for 4 hours of relaxing in a tropical environment. That cost doesn't include drinks and food which will of course have their prices jacked up by a few bits.

Yes, you can stay longer and get charged more but I'm just using the base cost.

Re:Euro conversion (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11244989)

wow, only on slashdot... Mod him +5 for reporting exchange rates.

What happens if you stay longer without paying? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245068)

Do they send the Gestapo after you like in the movies?

Re:What happens if you stay longer without paying? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245257)

Very funny ;). You probably have to pay again when you want to leave.

Re:Euro conversion (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245273)

Reminds me of Discovery Cove, the artificial tropical beach/reef that SeaWorld has in Orlando. Only different is Discovery Cove charges $100 a day to lay on the beach and $200 if you want to swim with dolphins.

I'd like a smaller one (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11244966)

Here in Montreal, Mexico (that country's Tourism Board at least) is advertising with a glass-panelled trailer with sand and bikini-clad models in it, and enough heaters and sunlights. I'd like to have one of these in my backyard. I'd just have to hack a trail through the ice every morning to get into it.

Re:I'd like a smaller one (1)

PIPBoy3000 (619296) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245025)

Why hack through the ice each morning? Just invite the bikini-clad models into your house.

There are too many users (0)

DanteLysin (829006) | more than 9 years ago | (#11244970)

/.ed already?

Just hit reload. It will come up. (1)

chopper749 (574759) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245006)

It seems to work every other time. Maybe it can only serve 1 person at a time.

Different server with pics (5, Informative)

henni16 (586412) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245134)

If you don't mind the German descriptions you can get the same (and a few more) pictures
on the German site (has a different IP, so should work as a mirror):
http://www.thetropical-islands.com/fotos-opening.h tm [thetropical-islands.com]

(English version (with less pics) is also available:
http://www.my-tropical-islands.com/engl/fotos-open ing-e.htm [my-tropical-islands.com]

Simulation almost complete (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11244971)

It won't feel like a vacation for northern Europeans until they get the earthquake/tsunami simulator working.

Would you spend your vacation in there? (1)

teiresias (101481) | more than 9 years ago | (#11244973)

Would you spend your vacation in there?

Probably not. Since it's in Germany it's as expensive or more expensive to travel there than to the real thing. Plus the extra incentive that's it's not artifical.

But I suppose that's a pretty American-Centric view. If I was in say Latvia, I'd definitly go.

Re:Would you spend your vacation in there? (1)

Simonetta (207550) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245188)

After six weeks of Oregon's "Winter Sunshine" even a vacation to a well-lighted Safeway store looks good. Time spent in a place with another flourescent light bulb every two feet on the ceiling actually helps what gets called 'Seasonal Affective Disorder'. We're not even that far North so it's not the overly long nights that get to you, it's the endless number of days with heavy cloud cover coupled with the short winter solar exposures.
The television weather teams have worn out their thesaurui trying to find new terms to describe water falling from the sky. A typical winter weather report in Cascadia will be "Look for morning drizzle, followed by afternoon showers, with periods of rain in the evening."
Forget space elevators, I want to see a giant fiber optic light pipe that that will rise 10000 feet in the air (that's 3000 meters, ya'all), point a giant reflector at the sun, and bring the light down to the mountaintop like Moses and shine it like a giant torch onto the city, relieving the winter gloom. Better than Daylight Savings Time, and cheaper than a big stupid foreign war that we're guaranteed to lose anyway.

Here is a site in German (1)

lheal (86013) | more than 9 years ago | (#11244995)

With a slideshow [sueddeutsche.de] .

The Germans like it ... isn't the beer any good?

Arpf, soiled a one liner. (1)

lheal (86013) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245021)

"The Germans DON'T like it ...."

Sorry.

How long.. (2, Insightful)

Turn-X Alphonse (789240) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245001)

Untill the nudist version? Surely this would be the simplest option and stop the retards going "I SAW SOME GUY NUDE ON THE BEACH PAST THAT SIGN SAYING NODISTS! I WILL SUED THE CITY FOR IT!".

It would be a safe (As in child molesters can't get in) and private (yet still free and among nature). It seems the perfect solution to a problem we don't even have (sort of..).

Re:How long.. (4, Insightful)

CdBee (742846) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245036)

I don't see us being particularly enthusiastic about getting back to nature inside a large tin can. It lacks a certain crucial essence of naturism

Re:How long.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245051)

It already is nudist. Didn't you look at the website? One of the kids in the photos is bare ass naked.

Re:How long.. (5, Funny)

t_allardyce (48447) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245125)

Thats an absolutely brilliant idea but with just one slight change.. we put the anti-nudists (in most of Europe thats pretty few) inside the tin can and black out all the windows, then let everyone else run wild...

Re:How long.. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245297)

You are an idiot.

Most child molesters are cowards.

Besides, why exactly would a child molester go to a NUDE beach where everyone is expected to be nude, only to get told on by his physical reaction to the very sight that excites him.

Answer that for a 1 peso prize.

The only downside... (2, Funny)

Mysterian81 (823957) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245009)

Yeah, I'd spend my vacation there! Unfortunately, Survivor has booked the whole place for the 387th season. You pay for your ticket, then they vote you off. The title is slated to be Survivor: Rip-Off Island.

Drang nach Osten! (5, Funny)

orthogonal (588627) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245012)

Would you spend your vacation in there? The Germans don't seem to be very eager.

Everybody knows that a real German's idea of a vacation is invading Poland.

Re:Drang nach Osten! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245042)

"We were invited! Punch vas served. Check vit Poland"

Re:Drang nach Osten! (1)

JollyFinn (267972) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245290)

Which by now is mostly area that was germany before 1st worldwar.

Re:Drang nach Osten! (3, Funny)

rimmon (608966) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245309)

Obligatory quote: "Don't mention the war. I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with."

When it will certainly be welcomed (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245022)

Sooner or later, on Mars? With holodisplays imitating Earthian weather? On surface, or, to lessen radiation, underground?

No culture (3, Interesting)

SirGarlon (845873) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245030)

The thing I like about travel is getting a taste of a different culture - calypso music, new kinds of frozen cocktails, ethnic food, historical sites. Whenever I go on a trip I always stop at a museum or two. Climate and scenery are not all there is to a vacation. So this is definitely not for me.

oh the pain... (3, Funny)

TheLoneCabbage (323135) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245031)

An abitious project to bring back some of the most amazing and majestic technology humanity has ever concieved... turned... into... a ... theme park...

I remember this feeling. It's the same feeling I had when I was a young nerd, trying to save up enough money for a 4 generation old computer, watching my clients use their top of the line $5,000 machines to play solitare....

Next youre going tell me they are using space shuttles for tourists; and advanced cybernetics for robotic pets...

Ladies and gentelmen: The dark side of capitalism.

Re:oh the pain... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245183)

Yes, I'm sure all those workers at the park, not to mention those who work at NASA and those who build robotic pets (and those who supply them with services, etc), really wish they didn't have jobs.

Dark side indeed!

Ah, the joy! (2, Interesting)

alienmole (15522) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245221)

Next youre going tell me they are using space shuttles for tourists; and advanced cybernetics for robotic pets...

Ladies and gentelmen: The dark side of capitalism.

Why is it the dark side? Making our time on Earth more enjoyable seems like a worthwhile pursuit. Do zeppelins further that more than theme parks, space tourism, or cute robot puppies which bring children happiness?

in honor... (1, Funny)

wcitechnologies (836709) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245038)

In honor of this idea, I'm going to watch the Truman Show today.

Meh (4, Interesting)

t_allardyce (48447) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245046)

I was imagining some sort of technical marvel like the Truman Show set with realistic looking sky, sun rays, jungle you could get lost in and most importantly an actual island with water all the way around (i think thats still the definition of an island?). Instead I see something that looks like a cross between a sports hall, a tacky cruise liner and some kind of theme park but without the rides. The whole thing looks very dark and dead, they atleast need retina-burning spotlights or something to hide the ugly structure? The jungle is just a load of trees with a linear zig-zag paved path! and I bet they won't let kids climb the trees for safety reasons, if I was 8 I would be pretty pissed off.

Re:Meh (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245220)

Oh Blunkett! you came, and you left, without implementing draconian biometric ID technologies.

Yeah, but it sounds like that fucker has planted the meme and his successor is going to push for them just as hard.

Re:Meh (1)

t_allardyce (48447) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245265)

Looks like his successor is going to be discovered accidentally fast tracking someones visa then...

In Japan... (4, Interesting)

Xenna (37238) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245056)

They've had something like that for ages:

http://www.gluckman.com/IndoorBeach.html

Re:In Japan... (2, Informative)

WhiteLudaFan (634444) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245241)

Here is a better link about this Japanese Ocean Dome: http://www.seagaia.co.jp/english/odr/index.html

what i'd like to see (4, Interesting)

utexaspunk (527541) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245064)

I really think the biosphere 2 people got it wrong by trying to recreate all the various biomes of the Earth in one building. That, and the whole issue with the concrete reacting with their atmosphere says to me that they really didn't plan very well. I'd like to see someone try to make a contained ecosystem that is engineered with the sole purpose of keeping some humans alive and comfortable. I wonder how many species of plants and animals would be necessary for such a thing.

It seems like it could be a lot simpler than what Biosphere 2 tried to do, and a lot more likely to be successful. It would also be beneficial in helping us figure out what we'll need for long-term space missions.

Truman? (0, Redundant)

D0 J00 W4n7 K4r473 (841018) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245095)

So when do they pick a truman [imdb.com] ?

so sad (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245103)

Another typical example for german politics. Some clever foreign entrepreneur spends a little money on a dubious idea, the rest is paid by the state. A few years later the thing is bankrupt, the entrepreneur gone for good with more money than he invested, and the German taxpayer has to pay the bills. It's not the first time that happens and it really makes me furious.

plural (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245107)

tsunamis

not tsunami's

Sorry to be a downer, but it's important. (5, Insightful)

Sialagogue (246874) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245112)


. . .and there are no tsunami's.

I think what really gets me is how flip people are feeling they can be about this in the West. Yes, Slashdot is global, yada yada, but it's readership is, for the most part, centered outside the affected area and in the United States in particular, so I blame us.

I live in New York, and what struck me was the global outpouring of sympathy after September 11, which killed 3,000 people, and it was months before anyone felt comfortable enough to to discuss anything but the horror.

But now, just a week after 118,000 parents and children and brothers and sisters have been drowned in a single moment, we start making fun little tsnumai references to set off an article on an indoor beach. That, and going to our climate-controlled indoor beaches are all part of our healing process, I suppose.

Sorry, I have a pretty high threshold, but that makes me ill.

Re:Sorry to be a downer, but it's important. (1)

SirGarlon (845873) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245168)

Well said. I cried when I heard about the disaster and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Re:Sorry to be a downer, but it's important. (0, Offtopic)

EchoesEchoes (772610) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245304)

<nelson>HA HA</nelson>

Re:Sorry to be a downer, but it's important. (2)

Sophrosyne (630428) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245204)

Are you so sure there was a global outpouring of sympathy after september 11th?
being outside of America- I didn't really see it, or feel it.
If you lived in Indonesia- you may have a different perspective when aid comes in, and people began to return.

Re:Sorry to be a downer, but it's important. (2, Insightful)

t_allardyce (48447) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245230)

I don't think it was ment as a joke, more as a practicality. But recently people have just given up being sad about things like this, after I found out 30,000 people die every day from famine and curable disisese I don't even know what to care about anymore..

Re:Sorry to be a downer, but it's important. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245334)

Stop watching Vicar of Dibley, young Limey...

Re:Sorry to be a downer, but it's important. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245287)

Humour (even tasteless humour) is important and can help people get over tragedy, but I agree, this one is a little 'pointless'. Anyway, here's a more serious question. How well are fault lines at sea monitored? If a terrorist network got hold of some Russian suitcase nukes, surely this proves it would cause more devastation to detonate over a fault line at sea? This would also be largely indistinguishable from a 'normal' earthquake...

I see a Seinfeld episode coming on.... (4, Funny)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245119)

30 years after its cancellation, Cosmo Kramer will somehow managed to find the set for the TV show "Survivor" sitting intact in a dumpster. He will set it up as an indoor tropical island in his apartment, and invite his guests over for "challenges" and to be "voted off the island". Since the episode involves a high likelihood of Newman competing naked, I don't think I'll be tuning in at all.

Precognition (4, Funny)

Khomar (529552) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245139)

Ha, Animats [slashdot.org] was more right than he even knew!

The CargoLifter web site resembles a dot-com with too much venture capital and a bad business concept. The product isn't ready, but the theme park and the visitor's center are open.

Hide the roof! (2, Interesting)

JensR (12975) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245147)

They definitely need to do something to hide the roof! Maybe line it with reflective screen and have a projector in the centre that projects a sky map to it? Of course, I don't want to know what kind of light source you'd need.
Would be a bit tricky to match the projection with the roof geometry, but can think of some cool thinks to do.

The Sky (1)

derphilipp (745164) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245148)

It look just like a huge themepark to me - whats the most unpleasant thing is in my opinion the sky. What about nice temperatures and warm sand if you look up in the sky and see..... a grey dome-wall. Great.

Less risky than Aceh Bandeh, isn't it? (1)

gelfling (6534) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245149)

Northern climes will naturally attract many people to flock to some warmer clime, real or not and zepplin hangers seems less risky than the Indian Ocean nowadays. Just sayin.

Better than being in Sri Lanka! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245152)

See Subject! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

needed addition (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245164)

bunjee jumping from the roof supports.

Why the Germans won't go there (4, Insightful)

mogrify (828588) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245173)

Flights from Germany to Ibiza are about 100 Euro.

Distinct lack of nubile native girls (5, Funny)

Timesprout (579035) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245174)

therefore this is definitely not within the male definition of tropical island.

Unfortunately, (4, Funny)

Hawthorne01 (575586) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245210)

their server seems to have gone on a three hour tour.

A three hour tour.

Re:Unfortunately, (1)

bhima (46039) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245276)

Hah! If only I had mod points! Here's hoping someone else gets it and is amused!

I live in Germany. (5, Interesting)

torpor (458) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245214)


Germans ain't got no beach. So what if they've now 'got one' in a bubble, it still ain't no beach. That said, its still frickin' cool .. tho' its far from me, I may one day take a day trip just to go experience it, though ..

And .. as an Australian who just got back from Australia, and our glorious, glorious, oh so *sob* glorious *sob* beaches .. let me just say that this 'bubble-sphere' thingy is Very Welcome in the dismal reality that is the German countryside. What am I doing living here?!!

[If it weren't for my perfect German job, I'd be back home on the beaches tomorrow, sheesh..]

I also live in Germany. (0)

hppacito (803254) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245314)

I just love the country side in Germany, and I came from Argentina... where almost all weathers are available...., and btw, some quite nice and real mountains...

Not exactly recent news ... (1)

mikewhittaker (313040) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245226)

(Tuesday December 21, 2004)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,13777 12,00.h tml

Lets get some things straight. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245229)

First: Zepplin is not a generic term it is a registered trademark [zeppelin.com] of the Zeppelin family and refers only to rigid airships (having a framework).
Second: An airship that is nothing more than a giant gas bag is a blimp .

The Germans don't like it? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245232)

"The Germans don't seem to be very eager."

Well Fun and Relaxation aren't exactly very German things.

They do have free WiFi though (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11245248)

I'd post a link but I can't get to the site. So for the $13,xx you can sit at the beach for 4 hours with free nocat :)

They'd have to find their market (3, Insightful)

Stevyn (691306) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245251)

I think if they catered to young kids who wanted to get piss ass drunk, they might succeed.

Seriously. Take a look at Cancun. It's not that less artificial.

Blue Sky? (1)

Space_Soldier (628825) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245278)

The only thing missing, which is very important, is the gorgeous blue sky associated with tropical islands. I guess that a metal sky will have to do for now. The next step is to research a force field and replace the building with it.

Speedo Sausage fest (2, Insightful)

nodehopper (839304) | more than 9 years ago | (#11245281)

I think of a beach full of middle aged German men all wearing their favorite Speedo swim wear.....I think I will pass.
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