Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: I really wanted to like it, but apparently big images are now too much for my quad-core PC to handle.
Russ1642: They take all that time to get these images and then publish them online using some shiat quality plugin that was designed for Netscape 3. If I were the photographer I'd be pissed off.
brainscab: Return to flight asap please
gingerjet: brainscab: Return to flight asap pleaseEven if they wanted to they couldn't. All the companies who created parts have either shut down operations a half decade ago or refocused on other business.
Abe Vigoda's Ghost: This would have been more relevant 5 years ago.
Rockstone: Buying 386s on ebay still?
Bhasayate: Holy Crap. That looks incredibly low tech.
Warchild: Bhasayate: Holy Crap. That looks incredibly low tech.Yeah, they should probably retire it.
Bhasayate: I mean, that looks low tech for 20 years ago even.
Echo0: Bhasayate: Holy Crap. That looks incredibly low tech.Looks like the typical MIL-STD-1472 interface to me. The switches are designed that way on purpose. Certain things you do not want displayed on the glass that were designed from the beginning to be dumb/analog. The more you convert stuff to digital software the more things go wrong because of poor coding and requirements flow down when going from analog to digital. As the number of bits gets ad channels get larger the more things will go wrong because of unforseen conditions and poor testing. A simple analog switch does not have that problem. It is very hard to go from an old analog design to a pure digital cockpit. System architecture usually prevents this because there would be massive rework to sensors and components from providing a simple 5VDC/28VDC and ground signals to a digital bit. That is why I think the next generation spacecraft (I am looking at you Dragon) will be amazing to fly. All those switches for tank valves, guidance computers and even circuit breakers will be digital.
rhiannon: Which one's the check engine light?
unyon: Russ1642: They take all that time to get these images and then publish them online using some shiat quality plugin that was designed for Netscape 3. If I were the photographer I'd be pissed off.Chrome on a 4 year old Macbook and it didn't begin break a sweat, so perhaps a rogue browser plugin. Don't see the issue.Getting back to the picture- I see that some of the control labelling is intentionally obscured. For what purpose? Is one of them labelled 'Rooskie Laser', or something like that?
Lego_Addict: Who doesn't want to us that toilet?/ you would miss
redly1: Oooo...what font are the labels on those controls?
LtDarkstar: "You know we're sitting on four million pounds of fuel, one nuclear weapon and a thing that has 270,000 moving parts built by the lowest bidder. Makes you feel good, doesn't it?"
Nem Wan: I attended the high-school level camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL in 1989. Campers assigned to be astronauts would spend the better part of 24 hours inside a full-size space shuttle crew cabin mockup. It was originally built for filming the "real" space scenes in the 1986 movie SpaceCamp and looked pretty accurate, complete with the mid-deck toilet which has a scene in the movie. The camp counsellors took time to make sure everyone understood that the toilet was NOT real, not hooked up to anything, and they didn't want to have to clean it again. Please exit the shuttle through the crew hatch and use the real bathroom in the building when needed.
otiosa: As part of my work, I was able to see the inside of the shuttle while they were still in use. It was amazing and something I'll never forget. But after taking it all in the first hour I was in the flight deck, I asked the worker there (forgot for the life of me what their official title is/was) what the red circles with punched out holes were - he said they were for fire extinguisher access in case any of the electrical wiring caught fire. Just insert nozzle and go. Seeing as how almost all of the ones I saw had been punched, I asked if that was a common occurrence. He laughed and said that no, it wasn't, just that the astronauts loved poking them with their fingers. Thought that was pretty funny./yeah I know, CSS (it was cool to me dammit)
Bhasayate: Warchild: Bhasayate: Holy Crap. That looks incredibly low tech.Yeah, they should probably retire it.I mean, that looks low tech for 20 years ago even.
impaler: Bhasayate: Warchild: Bhasayate: Holy Crap. That looks incredibly low tech.Yeah, they should probably retire it.I mean, that looks low tech for 20 years ago even.It was designed 40 years ago. What exactly looks low tech about it though?
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