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Will the Mars rover, Opportunity, permanently stop communicating with scientists before December 31, 2015?

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November 01, 2015 @ 08:37am PST

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sflicht   •   Mon Oct 12 2015 at 09:03am PDT

Gene, why did you liquidate your position? Was there some news?

GeneH   •   Mon Oct 12 2015 at 09:11am PDT

No. No news. I liquidated all my long term holdings (winners and losers) on the news that we got through e-mail that this site is going to close (suspend) in December.
Not sure how they will handle that for current users. I suppose the “fair” thing to do would be to refund all those long term questions that will now never see a resolution.

sflicht   •   Mon Oct 12 2015 at 10:23am PDT

I’m sort of hoping they can be convinced to keep this site open through the primaries

GeneH   •   Mon Oct 12 2015 at 11:04am PDT

Same here, but I get the feeling they have set this a firm date so they can move on to the new format.

I see where you signed up for the new Sports site (I am guessing you got it from listening to the latest podcast too).

The format is same one (for the most part) that the new incantation of Good Judgement Project is using (which by the way, I do not like for a variety of reasons). It is way harder for me to follow and there is no clear cut scoring mechanism.

One positive is that is seems like it invites MUCH MORE commentary from participants (I found this very rare in the GJP competition).

Because I like the competition so much I am sure I will join the new one when it opens.

sflicht   •   Mon Oct 12 2015 at 12:02pm PDT

I gave them some feedback after I first signed up with basically the same complaints as you. They said they’ll be adding a dashboard (i.e. scoring) etc. relatively soon.

GeneH   •   Sun Oct 04 2015 at 04:37am PDT

Here is a very detailed article out this past week and there appear to be no major issues at this point. Absent a catastropic event, it seems communications is not a problem.

http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/space-missions/mer-updates/2015/09-mer-update-opportunity-rocks-on-ancient-water.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

kmcmorr (ADMIN)   •   Mon Oct 05 2015 at 06:37am PDT

Thanks for sharing. This is the most informative piece on the Rover that I’ve read in awhile. Appreciate it.

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