This is cool.
Its the fact that I can watch an ongoing industrial accident 1.5 km beneath the sea. All of it live thanks to BP. They didn't have to rig up this streaming feed for us but it sure is fascinating. I have to say I pity BP. Everyone loves to jump on the oil company but really they just rented all that sunken junk.
If you hire a cab and he gets into an accident, it would be a strange world where you were to blame. Unfortunately BP owns the license to drill that well which means they own the liability for any accidents. I'll let the lawyers sort that out. I'm more interested in the technical details of the accident.
What happened and how exactly?
The silver lining is that the Oil industry is one that loves to adapt and evolve to new technology. A botched well is much worse than no well at all. Believe me when I say that oil companies will do everything in their power to never let this happen again. In a way this tragedy will have helped make our own workers and waters safer than ever.
Update: it worked! The leak stopped.
Update 2: Now it doesn't friggin work. arrgh!