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(Space.com)   Curiosity rover has been put into safe mode while NASA tries to uninstall some old drivers and get the damned DVD writer working   (space.com) divider line 47
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2013-03-02 12:14:35 PM
It's that TSR program that got stuck in a loop. Now I forget, is it running in Extended Memory or Expanded Memory?

/Wndows 3.1, biatches.
 
2013-03-02 12:43:53 PM
type the command rm -rf /

should be up and running in no time
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-02 01:31:46 PM
ultraholland

Real men clri 2.
 
2013-03-02 01:48:35 PM
PC LOAD LETTER
 
2013-03-02 01:49:06 PM
shutdown /r /t 0
 
2013-03-02 02:02:45 PM
Curiosity, you've been clicking on those pop-ups again haven't you?
 
2013-03-02 02:57:04 PM

show me: It's that TSR program that got stuck in a loop. Now I forget, is it running in Extended Memory or Expanded Memory?

/Wndows 3.1, biatches.


BTW, I know it's DOS, but my first PC ran Win3.1 on top of DOS.
/Had an Apple ][e before that
//Get off my lawn
 
2013-03-02 03:24:56 PM
It's that goddamn RealPlayer again, isn't it?  I bet it's RealPlayer.
 
2013-03-02 03:32:00 PM
I hope they didn't put the backups on a ZIP drive.
 
2013-03-02 03:52:52 PM

make me some tea: shutdown /r /t 0


Better to use shutdown /r /f /t 0 - don't take any chances with apps that petulantly refuse to close...
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-02 04:02:59 PM
Better to use shutdown /r /f /t 0 - don't take any chances with apps that petulantly refuse to close...

Is there a similar command for MacOS? It refuses to shut down if any program has a popup window. It's often easier to pull the plug than negotiate. It would be nice if there were a simple, single command to automatically kill everything that makes the slightest complaint about shutdown.
 
2013-03-02 04:07:27 PM
i48.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-02 04:12:28 PM
Don't tell me NASA forgot to disable Java!!
 
2013-03-02 04:21:26 PM
NASA was able to tell that the drivers were too old from the constant blinking left light on Curiosity.
 
2013-03-02 04:22:21 PM
...but it's possible the memory files were damaged by high-energy space particles called cosmic rays...

I am totally sliding that in the next time I'm explaining the post-Morten results of a server to someone.
 
2013-03-02 04:33:44 PM
I have that problem with my kubuntu 12.0 system.
 
2013-03-02 05:34:09 PM

BumpInTheNight: the post-Morten results of a server to someone.


The what now?
 
2013-03-02 05:35:32 PM
Curiosity turned off AdBlock?  Don't ever turn off AdBlock.
 
2013-03-02 05:41:40 PM

Shadow Blasko: BumpInTheNight: the post-Morten results of a server to someone.

The what now?


Ugh, and you know what's funny - firefox thinks post-mortem is badly spelt.

(in case its not that:  When a computer stops functioning and you have to document why)
 
2013-03-02 05:41:52 PM

ZAZ: Better to use shutdown /r /f /t 0 - don't take any chances with apps that petulantly refuse to close...

Is there a similar command for MacOS? It refuses to shut down if any program has a popup window. It's often easier to pull the plug than negotiate. It would be nice if there were a simple, single command to automatically kill everything that makes the slightest complaint about shutdown.


sudo shutdown now has always worked for me.

Take a look at the man page for options
 
2013-03-02 05:45:31 PM

ZAZ: Better to use shutdown /r /f /t 0 - don't take any chances with apps that petulantly refuse to close...

Is there a similar command for MacOS? It refuses to shut down if any program has a popup window. It's often easier to pull the plug than negotiate. It would be nice if there were a simple, single command to automatically kill everything that makes the slightest complaint about shutdown.


If the command is available, go into terminal and do a 'shutdown -p now'.
 
2013-03-02 06:48:19 PM
load "midget_pr0n", 8, 1
 
2013-03-02 07:40:28 PM
HaXX0rd by the P1Gz?
 
2013-03-02 08:58:14 PM
Hit any key to restart, hit any other key to continue...
 
Slu
2013-03-02 09:19:23 PM
1. Great Headline.
2. This was the first time I heard the mission was extended indefinitely.  That is awesome!
 
2013-03-02 09:37:26 PM

make me some tea: ZAZ: Better to use shutdown /r /f /t 0 - don't take any chances with apps that petulantly refuse to close...

Is there a similar command for MacOS? It refuses to shut down if any program has a popup window. It's often easier to pull the plug than negotiate. It would be nice if there were a simple, single command to automatically kill everything that makes the slightest complaint about shutdown.

If the command is available, go into terminal and do a 'shutdown -p now'.


On OSX it's 'shutdown -h now'
 
2013-03-02 09:49:11 PM
I TOLD them to lay off the Roxio CD drivers. They always conflict with Nero stuff. They had to install everything just to be "thorough"....
 
2013-03-02 09:53:02 PM

italie: I TOLD them to lay off the Roxio CD drivers. They always conflict with Nero stuff. They had to install everything just to be "thorough"....


God damnit, years of therapy...gone.

/former Dell XPS techsupport that delt with upper/lower filters on Optical drive DMA hooks.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-02 10:05:33 PM
I never imagined Apple would have kept the shutdown command. I should have tried that first.
 
2013-03-02 10:05:33 PM
delete system32
 
2013-03-02 10:45:11 PM
@ECHO OFF
PROMPT $P$G
PATH C:\RCE01;C:\MARS
SET TEMP=C:\TEMP
SET ROVER=A220 I7 D1 T2
LH SMARTDRV.EXE
LH DOSKEY
LH CHIMRA.COM /X /A
MSTCAM.EXE /U
FIND /ROCKS
 
2013-03-02 11:35:11 PM

ZAZ: I never imagined Apple would have kept the shutdown command. I should have tried that first.


OSX Is UNIX (FreeBSD specifically) behind the UI. There's even a version of gcc in all Macs even without XCode.
 
2013-03-03 12:35:01 AM
Well NASA that's what happens when you surf Mail Online & BuzzFeed...
 
2013-03-03 02:41:25 AM
That's no problem. Tech support just says to hold the power button down for five seconds. It's right there next to the big arm.
 
2013-03-03 05:28:40 AM

BumpInTheNight: Shadow Blasko: BumpInTheNight: the post-Morten results of a server to someone.

The what now?

Ugh, and you know what's funny - firefox thinks post-mortem is badly spelt.

(in case its not that:  When a computer stops functioning and you have to document why)


Oh, you mean an OStopsy.
 
2013-03-03 10:15:24 AM
Is the rover plugged in sir?
 
2013-03-03 12:25:06 PM

Russ1642: That's no problem. Tech support just says to hold the power button down for five seconds. It's right there next to the big arm.


I can just imagine an intern saying "Oh I got an idea guys!" and reaching over to the power button with the manipulator arm and holding it down.

And in 500 years when Man finally reaches mars, there it sits with its finger on the power button.
 
2013-03-03 12:43:18 PM

KarmicDisaster: Is the rover plugged in sir?


fc05.deviantart.net
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-03 12:56:16 PM
I can just imagine an intern saying "Oh I got an idea guys!" and reaching over to the power button with the manipulator arm and holding it down.

The last command processed by the Viking 1 lander was to point the antenna somewhere other than Earth.
 
2013-03-03 03:39:33 PM
Mission Support Log:
3/3/2013 0200 CST - installed flash...
3/3/2013 0205 CST - Abort! Abort!
 
2013-03-03 09:33:06 PM

make me some tea: ZAZ: Better to use shutdown /r /f /t 0 - don't take any chances with apps that petulantly refuse to close...

Is there a similar command for MacOS? It refuses to shut down if any program has a popup window. It's often easier to pull the plug than negotiate. It would be nice if there were a simple, single command to automatically kill everything that makes the slightest complaint about shutdown.

If the command is available, go into terminal and do a 'shutdown -p now'.


The original shutdown was a reboot. Not a good idea to shutdown a Mars based system. For OS X I use sudo reboot. Which is what I think the poster was asking about.
 
2013-03-03 09:34:51 PM

meyerkev: ZAZ: Better to use shutdown /r /f /t 0 - don't take any chances with apps that petulantly refuse to close...

Is there a similar command for MacOS? It refuses to shut down if any program has a popup window. It's often easier to pull the plug than negotiate. It would be nice if there were a simple, single command to automatically kill everything that makes the slightest complaint about shutdown.

sudo shutdown now has always worked for me.

Take a look at the man page for options


sudo reboot in the terminal. Have an admin password handy.
 
2013-03-03 09:36:55 PM

ZAZ: Better to use shutdown /r /f /t 0 - don't take any chances with apps that petulantly refuse to close...

Is there a similar command for MacOS? It refuses to shut down if any program has a popup window. It's often easier to pull the plug than negotiate. It would be nice if there were a simple, single command to automatically kill everything that makes the slightest complaint about shutdown.


One more time to hit the OP. sudo reboot. Have a admin password handy.

/sucks at posting today
//and any other day before I get tagged for it
 
2013-03-03 09:38:43 PM

BumpInTheNight: ...but it's possible the memory files were damaged by high-energy space particles called cosmic rays...

I am totally sliding that in the next time I'm explaining the post-Morten results of a server to someone.


I used to tell people their problems were caused by the moon being in severe retrograde.
 
2013-03-04 12:02:50 AM
We've done it again, haven't we?

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-03-04 12:57:14 AM

show me: It's that TSR program that got stuck in a loop. Now I forget, is it running in Extended Memory or Expanded Memory?

/Wndows 3.1, biatches.


It felt like manna from heaven when DOS 6 arrived with its boot menu option and I no longer needed a different book disk for every game.
 
2013-03-04 08:46:23 AM

Iamos: show me: It's that TSR program that got stuck in a loop. Now I forget, is it running in Extended Memory or Expanded Memory?

/Wndows 3.1, biatches.

It felt like manna from heaven when DOS 6 arrived with its boot menu option and I no longer needed a different book disk for every game.


You and me both, brother.
 
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