If your like me, you've been groaning at every turn of the channel during your evening news as countless professional journalists sum up the technological malfunctions that led up to the Deepwater Horizon blowout. For weeks, anchors like CNN's Anderson Cooper have espoused, "The American public has a right to know!" Then these same journalists proceed to mangle the facts surrounding the current situation in the Gulf of Mexico. It's become such an issue, that film director James Cameron has now become a viable solution provider to the current spill. Seriously? So, if you think engineers are the true heroes in the Deepwater Horizon story, there may be hope for at least a semi-credible source of information. A website known as gCaptain (News and Resources for the Maritime Professional) hosts a forum for students, enthusiasts, and offshore specialists, which began its Deepwater Horizon thread at approximately 10 p.m. on April 20, 2010. While the early posts are quite harrowing due to the number of posters who actually had friends and relatives on the rig, the thread has been updated consistently throughout the passed 50 days. To date, the thread has garnered 2,291 replies with more than 284,515 views. After the initially tragic phase was alleviated, this thread has hosted some in depth conversations on the technology involved including what failed as well as the various relief efforts that have been tried. While this post is not unlike any other blog in respect to the validity of information provided, it at least boasts a number of contributors who obviously "know something" about the things they discuss. If you need a respite from the gross errors of fact introduced by the mainstream media where the industry is concerned, give this post a view. At a minimum, you'll be entertained and the contributors are at least marginally informed about the topic, which is more than we can say about the mainstream media. http://gcaptain.com/forum/offshore/4805-deepwater-horizon-transocean-oil-rig-fire-92.html