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Computer flaw could imperil space station

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    jamie

    http://news.com.com/Computer+flaw+could+imperil+space+station/2100-11397_3-6190966.html?tag=nefd.top

    "The Russian computers that help keep the International Space Station in orbit were out of commission for the second day, a glitch that could imperil the $100 billion orbiting laboratory if it is not corrected.

    The three navigation computers in the Russian section crashed and could not be rebooted. Thruster control was passed to the shuttle Atlantis, which has enough fuel to provide the attitude adjustment service for several days. "

    doesnt it run linux?  now that gives new meaning to Crash...

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    stevo_

    Make it took 7 years for the Y2K bug to get into orbital space?

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    Minh
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    stevo_

    Maybe they run hacked 360s and they got banned from xbl.

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    phreaks

    stevo_ wrote:
    Maybe they run hacked 360s and they got banned from xbl.


    I believe the Space Station runs LynxOS.

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    jamie

    i was just making lunch and CNN was on - the space shuttle was shown and the guy says : "we all know what its like when you see the blue screen of death and you want to hit your computer - but now the blue screen of death is in space...etc.

    so ... is it Windows that bombed?

    if it isnt - ms should put out a release imediately stating - it is not running windows


    and if it is windows.. well thats not good...

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    phreaks

    jamie wrote:
    i was just making lunch and CNN was on - the space shuttle was shown and the guy says : "we all know what its like when you see the blue screen of death and you want to hit your computer - but now the blue screen of death is in space...etc.

    so ... is it Windows that bombed?

    if it isnt - ms should put out a release imediately stating - it is not running windows


    and if it is windows.. well thats not good...


    It's definately *NOT* Windows.

    I'm pretty sure it's a combination of LynxOS (for the Data Management System) and SGI's Irix (for all the other stuff).
    From what I can make of the issue, it appears as if the issue was with the Lynx systems.

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    stevo_

    phreaks wrote:
    
    stevo_ wrote:
    Maybe they run hacked 360s and they got banned from xbl.


    I believe the Space Station runs LynxOS.


    Oh, wow, thanks - I was wayyy off on that ..

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    phreaks

    stevo_ wrote:
    
    phreaks wrote:
    
    stevo_ wrote:
    Maybe they run hacked 360s and they got banned from xbl.


    I believe the Space Station runs LynxOS.


    Oh, wow, thanks - I was wayyy off on that ..


    haha, They should definately have some 360's up there though.

    Just don't give them host in Halo 2, the lag / delay would be unbearable for certain.

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    jamie

    Tongue Out

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    Harlequin

    jamie wrote:
    Thruster control was passed to the shuttle Atlantis, which has enough fuel to provide the attitude adjustment service for several days


    This still amazes me, how their engineers have tons of fallbacks that they can do things like this.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    It seems they think of everything. Well, almost everything. Good that huh.

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    Harlequin

    Wonder if they have those suicide pills like they had in Contact Expressionless

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    Lloyd_Humph

    They do, they just downplay them a LOT.

    I used to want to go to NASA (hence my knowledge of many things spacey), but then changed my mind when I found out how much fun coding is.

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    Chadk

    Rather scary. And they dont seem to have any solution yet.

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    Jason Cox

    Harlequin wrote:
    Wonder if they have those suicide pills like they had in Contact
    No they wouldnt, they'd just evac on the Shuttle on the docked Soyuz capsule.

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    Chadk

    Jason Cox wrote:
    
    Harlequin wrote:
    Wonder if they have those suicide pills like they had in Contact
    No they wouldnt, they'd just evac on the Shuttle on the docked Soyuz capsule.

    But worst case scenario is that they cant undock the capsule, then suicide pills would come in handy.

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    Randolpho

    Chadk wrote:
    But worst case scenario is that they cant undock the capsule, then suicide pills would come in handy.


    I dunno.... if I was goin' out anyway, I think I'd rather ride it down.

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