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(News.com.au)   India loses contact with an unmanned spacecraft conducting its first moon mission. Support techs ask Mission Control to confirm that the spacecraft is turned on and that it is currently plugged in   (news.com.au ) divider line
    More: Interesting, India, unmanned spacecraft, spacecraft, euphoria, isotopes, lunar surface, sensors, moon  
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2009-08-29 06:29:07 PM  
This is really sad, the Chandrayaan-1 was bring back some really informative and cool data.
 
2009-08-29 06:42:07 PM  
Don't forget re-installing Windows when even a Linux boot disk won't load.

/personal experience
 
2009-08-29 06:52:08 PM  
They should just ask for a supervisor. That'll at least get them to Tier 2.
 
2009-08-29 07:20:13 PM  
Is the keyboard and mouse connected to the mission control computers? That may be why the probe is not responding?
 
2009-08-29 08:13:12 PM  
Now I see where the engineers responsible for Beagle 2 wound up.
 
2009-08-29 08:53:45 PM  
Maybe they forgot to calculate miles to kilometers. I hear that happens sometimes in space travel.
 
2009-08-29 08:54:14 PM  
Best headline in ages.
 
2009-08-29 08:54:55 PM  
They just need to re-boot and call back.
 
2009-08-29 08:55:32 PM  
Reseating the RAM chips will be a pain at this distance.
 
2009-08-29 08:55:32 PM  
www.mobilemastee.net
 
2009-08-29 08:55:56 PM  
That joke never gets old. Love it.
 
2009-08-29 08:58:35 PM  
 
2009-08-29 09:00:12 PM  
ahhh some tele-marketer from mumbai will contact the satellite soon!
 
2009-08-29 09:01:03 PM  
theinfosphere.org

/disapproves
//blames Zapp Brannigan
 
2009-08-29 09:01:54 PM  
Was the support tech's name Orville and did he ask that they unplug the spacecraft for 10 seconds before plugging it back in?
 
2009-08-29 09:02:40 PM  
I'll wait for the Bollywood sci-fi film to find out how it all turns out.
 
2009-08-29 09:02:48 PM  
Nice subby I may have get tf so i can +1 this headline.
 
2009-08-29 09:03:05 PM  
I work tech support so I'm really getting a kick out of this.

Uninstall and reinstall, and if that doesn't work call back to get a different agent cuz I don't give a shiat.
 
2009-08-29 09:03:15 PM  
They never should have outsourced the telemetry software to themselves
 
2009-08-29 09:03:16 PM  
Cool project they have. But sadly, after doing Tech Support myself, that particular question has indeed resolved the situation for a number of callers.

/thank you!
//come again!
 
2009-08-29 09:05:59 PM  
LOL it's funny because it's true.
 
2009-08-29 09:06:05 PM  
Wait a second, are we actually looking for Helium-3? On the moon? For purposes of nuclear fusion? I thought that was just a piece of fiction in the movie Moon. Well, I have learned a damn thing today.
 
2009-08-29 09:09:28 PM  

Oznog: What is your operating system, the system that you are operating?

/do you like the ice cream?


Bwahahahaha, I Haven't laughed that hard in Ages. Thanks for that.
 
2009-08-29 09:10:42 PM  

peachpicker: Wait a second, are we actually looking for Helium-3? On the moon? For purposes of nuclear fusion? I thought that was just a piece of fiction in the movie Moon. Well, I have learned a damn thing today.


Doesn't make much sense, the reaction's much harder to do than deuterium-tritium - and we can't even do that yet. Breeding the tritium is a bit of a pain but it's got to be easier than getting your fuel from the farking moon.
 
2009-08-29 09:11:59 PM  
You see sir your satellite is not authenticating with your console...that is the problem.
 
2009-08-29 09:12:30 PM  
Dont expect this thing to come down anytime soon, they'll be put on hold with cheesy and/or outdated songs.
 
Jha
2009-08-29 09:12:54 PM  
I read that as "Indiana Jones loses contact..."

Well, he did find aliens.

Please die.
 
2009-08-29 09:13:44 PM  

Rising Ape: peachpicker: Wait a second, are we actually looking for Helium-3? On the moon? For purposes of nuclear fusion? I thought that was just a piece of fiction in the movie Moon. Well, I have learned a damn thing today.

Doesn't make much sense, the reaction's much harder to do than deuterium-tritium - and we can't even do that yet. Breeding the tritium is a bit of a pain but it's got to be easier than getting your fuel from the farking moon.


Agrees:

mpovelaitis.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-08-29 09:17:24 PM  
content.ytmnd.com

We may never know if there are whales on the moon...

/we carry a harpoon
//but there ain't no whales
///so we tell tall tales
////and sing this whaling tune
 
2009-08-29 09:18:00 PM  
Is there an animation of an Indian kid saying "That's racist!"? Anybody?
 
2009-08-29 09:18:01 PM  
He3 mining has been mined for years by the Edenists, they have a monopoly on the stuff.
 
2009-08-29 09:21:34 PM  
Me vs. Linksys support:

Me: The device is dead, even the lights don't come on.
Support: So the lights are broken?
 
2009-08-29 09:23:10 PM  
i112.photobucket.com
 
2009-08-29 09:23:54 PM  
I was outsourced to an Indian compay in 2003 which will lose it's contract at the end of the year. A Mexican company is suppoesed to take over. yay, yay ya e yay, it's a party in the USA.
 
2009-08-29 09:24:41 PM  

Rising Ape: Doesn't make much sense, the reaction's much harder to do than deuterium-tritium - and we can't even do that yet. Breeding the tritium is a bit of a pain but it's got to be easier than getting your fuel from the farking moon.


Unless of course you're actually going to be on the moon for extended periods.
 
2009-08-29 09:25:12 PM  
Perhaps they should push and hold the reset button on the back of spacecraft.
 
2009-08-29 09:29:41 PM  
Please tell me they had to call NASA Tech Support in farking Alabama and get some redneck who answers the phone as "Yallo, dis iz Mujibar, haow kin Ah help ya?"

/imagine a southern accent trying to fake an Indian accent
//funny stuff!
///or, never mind.
 
2009-08-29 09:30:12 PM  
Is the spacecraft plugged in?

What do you mean its too dark see if it is?

Please box up your spacecraft and send it back, you too stupid to own a spacecraft.
 
2009-08-29 09:31:08 PM  
They just need to do the needful.

/ I talk to India a couple of times a night generally.
 
2009-08-29 09:41:12 PM  

SapperInTexas: Please tell me they had to call NASA Tech Support in farking Alabama and get some redneck who answers the phone as "Yallo, dis iz Mujibar, haow kin Ah help ya?"

/imagine a southern accent trying to fake an Indian accent
//funny stuff!
///or, never mind.


Even better is a Chinese man with both a heavy Chinese, and heavy Texan accents.
"I'll tell you what!"
came out as "Irr terl yew at!"
 
2009-08-29 09:42:50 PM  
ROTFLMAO

Funniest Headline I have read all year long
 
2009-08-29 09:43:56 PM  
thugtooth.net
 
2009-08-29 09:45:00 PM  
You're Welcome!
 
2009-08-29 09:46:18 PM  
I have some very, very sad news for you today. According to my records which are most accurate, your warranty expired yesterday at or before midnight. In order for this conversation to continue, I must ask for a credit card and I will validate said credit card. Then, our conversation which will hopefully lead to a successful conclusion for you will continue at $29.99 an hour. There will also be a small addition fee applied randomly. You are most helpless now.
 
2009-08-29 09:54:55 PM  
My recommendation is to call NBC's computer help desk (new window)

/Saturday night classics
 
2009-08-29 09:57:21 PM  

Oznog: What is your operating system, the system that you are operating?

/do you like the ice cream?


This.
 
2009-08-29 09:59:10 PM  
img214.imageshack.us
 
2009-08-29 10:05:05 PM  
On top of it!

home.earthlink.net
 
2009-08-29 10:06:12 PM  

LouisZepher: Oznog: What is your operating system, the system that you are operating?

/do you like the ice cream?

This.


It is hot here, like a cow on fire...
 
2009-08-29 10:11:26 PM  
I've been doing my impression of Indian tech service for years: "Is the modem plugged in? Do you see a green light? How many green lights do you see?" I had no idea this was a Fark cliché. If it's not, it is now. Props to subby.
 
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