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Old 02-14-2019, 08:35 AM   #16
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He's not back. The thread was bumped for some reason.

(I say "some reason" because sometimes bots bump threads and then their posts get removed. I'm not sure if that's what happened here).
 
Old 02-14-2019, 12:04 PM   #17
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I suppose I should wait until AFTER my first cup of coffee from now on Sheesh! Duh
 
Old 02-14-2019, 12:48 PM   #18
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He's not back.
i must hand it to him/her: it's the first time someone with a posting history like theirs said "I've had enough. I quit" and really never came back.
Although who knows, maybe sundialsvcs lurks among us under a different guise...

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Old 02-14-2019, 01:05 PM   #19
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I wonder if the "astronauts live longer" statistic includes the roughly 30 astronauts who have been killed in the line of duty?
 
Old 02-14-2019, 04:25 PM   #20
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He's not back. The thread was bumped for some reason...
Got me to reply
 
Old 02-14-2019, 05:38 PM   #21
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Although who knows, maybe sundialsvcs lurks among us under a different guise...
His posts are pretty recognizable, I'm sure we would have noticed.
 
Old 02-14-2019, 07:41 PM   #22
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I used to work at a company that supplied space computers. NASA would buy hundreds of them. They'd try to demolish each one by use and abuse. They'd send up the ones that didn't fail.
 
Old 02-14-2019, 07:51 PM   #23
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I used to work at a company that supplied space computers. NASA would buy hundreds of them. They'd try to demolish each one by use and abuse. They'd send up the ones that didn't fail.
I'm picturing a Toy Story 3 scene where they put all the computers in a toybox and then let a bunch of preschoolers into the room.
 
Old 02-14-2019, 09:59 PM   #24
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Kinda like that. They'd run them non-stop in various torture chambers trying to weed out the bad ones. Their thinking was they were below MTBF and well tested. This is in some fashion similar to the original process to weed out candidates. The latter missions used all sorts of inferior humans (by original standards.)
 
Old 02-16-2019, 12:53 AM   #25
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It's gotta be the Tang.
This.

I was thinking of Tang the other day and when I went to the store there it was in plastic containers right by the Kool-Aid.

It's what the astronauts drank when they were using their Thinkpads, the only laptops certified and to have flown on the Space Shuttle, Mir and International Space Station.
 
  


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