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The International Space Station (ISS) has an attitude problem. A computer system wipe-out means the space station is currently depending on the docked space shuttle Atlantis to keep it pointing in the right direction. More worryingly, in the long term, the dead computers also control the station's altitude, oxygen, and water …

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Anonymous Coward

Windows update?

Could it be the computers just ran the latest windows update?

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It's their own fault

They really shouldn't have upgraded to Vista.

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Re: Windows update?

It was just Tuesday.....and you know how dodgy those Russian serial numbers are......

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"Start me up!...."

Considering how long its taken you may not be far off.

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Somebody tried the Safari beta

bad move

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Rob

Sounds more like....

... they've been trying a new Internet browser that's in beta ;-)

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Anonymous Coward

Don't be silly

It's an Powerbook overheating PSU combined with some iPOD batteries ;)

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Anonymous Coward

Windows for SpaceStations?

Maybe they've got a null pointer problem and just need an updated driver.

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NASA Tech support

"Have you tried turning it off, then turning it on again..."

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Crack the sledges out...

We all know that all hardware faults are solved with a bit of brute force

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"Rotate the Space Station please..."

"I'm sorry Dave, I afraid I can't do that..."

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I found the fault...

Vladimir, I found the fault:

http://hottub.bob-cat.me.uk/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_IMAGE_00374.jpg

Bobski

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Anonymous Coward

Call Rufus

NASA should phone Rufus and ask him for help.

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MS SpaceStations

Somehow, I think Micro$oft is involved... heh.

Who would think that the ISS computers would also get BSOD???

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Anonymous Coward

Outsourcing?

"Hi, this is Joe, please be rebooting your computer...."

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Sounds like my HONDA

I had a HONDA CIVIC that would sometimes stop, completely, at random times.

The only solution was to disconnect the battery so the onboard computer would reboot.

Disco Legend Zeke

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Shoulda used NetBSD

It bears asking: Is the OS approved for use outside Earth's atmosphere?

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