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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 05:50 PM
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NASA Says Rover Could Take Weeks to Fix (AP) Now a hardware problem
http://apnews.excite.com/article/20040123/D808PB380.htm...

Engineers believe some sort of underlying hardware problem triggered the crisis. That has wreaked havoc with Spirit's software and forced the rover to reboot its computer more than 60 times, project manager Pete Theisinger said. Spirit's prognosis was uncertain.

"The chances that it will perfect again are not good and the chances that it will not work again are also low," Theisinger said at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Spirit's software has not worked properly since, confounding the "onion-peeling" efforts of engineers trying to uncover what is wrong, Theisinger said. Attempts to communicate with Spirit, either directly from Earth or through two NASA satellites in Mars orbit, have been spotty.

Guess the martains figured it would be more fun to pull some wires on earth probes instead of shooting them out of the sky?
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will work 4 food Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 05:56 PM
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1. It is the NSA which put a block on the rover
Nothing wrong at all, in fact it is working too good. Evidence of life and structures discovered.



More pictures and explanations here.

http://www.enterprisemission.com
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BigBigBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 06:05 PM
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2. Hmmm
Richard Hoagland is holding on Line 2.
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Bozola Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 06:18 PM
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3. Ugh. Hoaxland
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Bozola Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 06:21 PM
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4. Ugh. Enterprise Emission.
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 06:22 PM by Bozola

That website is one of the purest and most concentrated sites of pure idiocy on the web.

My fav is the supposed "glass tunnels" that are in fact rather typical sand dunes.

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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 06:33 PM
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5. oh for crying out fucken loud
Peopla actually believe that horse hockey?

Just as bad as evangelical bible thumpers proclaiming prophecy and what not.
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meisje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:12 PM
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6. yes, and many see to hang at DU
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 07:14 PM by meisje
Take me to your leader
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:34 PM
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7. It's got a hardware problen alright ! - - - last transmission - -
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Hokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:38 PM
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8. Freepers gleefully reported the demise of Beagle 2
I wonder how they are taking this? Can't wait to listen to the Art Bell spin on Spirit's problems.
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:51 PM
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9. They must be using a Consultant I know....
"It works on my laptop."

"It's a network problem."

"It's a hardware problem."

"It's the users' fault....."

So, it must be a Universal problem!


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