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Reg columnist Verity Stob says she's uncovered the following string of eye-opening electronic missives between the International Space Station's crew members. First, some context: "A NASA contractor deeply involved in Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) operations, decided to migrate to Linux. Chuvala oversees …


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  1. jake Silver badge

    This is going to be fun ...

    When amanfromMars composts it and uses it for fertilizer ;-)

    Thanks, STOB! :-)

  2. Tom7
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    Glad I hadn't gone for the morning coffee when I read that

    You'd owe me a new keyboard. Gold!

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    A fine effort in general, but. just for the avoidance of confusion

    "the designated IT expert here is one of the Ruskies? This is the sort of thinking that lost us the Shuttle. "

    I thought the thinking that lost the Shuttle was management and subcontractor costcutting combined with suppression of bad engineering news in (mostly) US companies? I thought there was even documented evidence to that effect from official inquiries?

    No Russkies needed, just put beancounters and papershufflers in control rather than engineers,

    There's a sense of humour failure here somewhere. Could be mine, I suppose. After all, nobody died. Oh, wait...

    1. Johan Bastiaansen

      Re: A fine effort in general, but. just for the avoidance of confusion

      "It was the commies I tell you. Plus our own government covering it up ! ! !"

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Yes, it is yours (SOH failure)

      Wasn't the bit about Jesus and evolution enough to get across to you the personality of this character as a gung-ho republican/patriot type?

    3. Irongut

      Re: A fine effort in general, but. just for the avoidance of confusion

      I don't think she meant caused the Challenger disaster I think she meant lost as in they don't fly them any more.

  4. AndyMM
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    Great Stuff


  5. Lexxy


    Purpose: Test survivability of swim bladder-equipped vertebrates in ZG. Plus got to be good for a laugh. Reminiscent of character in popular US TV show 'Family Guy'.

    I thought the fish was in "American Dad"? Or are we not thinking of the same thing?

    1. Don Jefe

      Re: Fish

      It is 'American Dad'. It's a goldfish with a Nazi-esque persona, Klaus I think.

      'Family Guy' has Brian the dog.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      That was deliberate

      Open Office corrupted the document, remember?

  6. The_Yucca

    Phoenix T. White III

    Is he the re-incarnation of Ed White, II rising from the flames of Apollo 1.

    Or am I reading too much into this?

  7. Carl

    is this even funny?

    It's not is it?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: is this even funny?

      Some bits of it are quite amusing.

      Other bits of it are about as amusing as giving Kissinger a Nobel Peace Prize.

      Still, you can't please everyone at once.

    2. Not That Andrew

      Re: is this even funny?

      It's true that Ms. Stob has written better, but I found it quite amusing anyway.

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