[SATLUG] NASA's Computers
toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Sat Feb 9 17:38:25 CST 2008
our government at work and probably paying microsuck millions of dollars
for the privilege of rebooting during a mission.
On Sat, 2008-02-09 at 16:26 -0700, John Chalinder wrote:
> Interesting. As I understood it, the original onboard computers for NASA were
> a tripple redundant setup of Apple computers. Sad to see they've 'upgraded' to
> MicroSuck systems. Let's hear it for minimum bid technology... (Bronx Cheer)
> On Sat, 09 Feb 2008 17:14:21 -0600
> Geoff <geoff at w5omr.shacknet.nu> wrote:
> > I'm sitting here, watching live video, and listening to live audio of the
> >current shuttle flight, and it's docking with the ISS.
> > I just heard one of the Astronauts in space, describe an 'error' message,
> >from some M$ software.
> > The recommended repair procedure was to power the unit down, and make sure
> >everything is re-seated, and then restart.
> > Microsoft sucks.
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