* Posts by placeforhandle

2 posts • joined 15 Sep 2014

'Data saturation' helped to crash the Schiaparelli Mars probe

placeforhandle

Re: Yeah, didn't we see something similar with Ariane 5?

"The problem with the Apollo 11 LM's onboard computer looks like a better match." - no, no, no and again no. You have done a terrible thing with your post - you should delete it!

The story of the 1201 and 1202 alarms on the lunar module is a marvellous and wonderful story of how to do it *right*.

https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/a11.1201-pa.html

I commend it to all readers, it's an amazing thing to read.

Then go listen to / watch the original footage and here Buzz(?) call out the alarms and feel the tension.

James Bond's metal-toothed nemesis Richard Kiel dies at 74

placeforhandle

Also Pale Rider...

...a decent western in which he also manages to play a scary bad guy who turns out to have a more human side.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089767/

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