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(Engadget)   Please wait to fly your Mars helicopter until Microsoft has finished installing updates   (engadget.com) divider line
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2021-04-13 5:26:04 PM  
So, manufactured by DJI, then, eh?
 
2021-04-13 6:09:29 PM  
Someone call Mark Watney and get an ASCII table ready, please and thank you.
 
2021-04-13 6:17:08 PM  
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2021-04-13 6:18:05 PM  
To be fair, Mars has a pretty terrible ping.
 
2021-04-13 6:20:57 PM  
Sorry, subby.  Ingenuity's not running Windows.
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But somebody forgot the ~/flight_software$ git pull && make install before launch.
 
2021-04-13 6:31:35 PM  
They are adding a red screen of death so when the software crashes, and the world sees it, everyone will cheer at how clever NASA is.
 
2021-04-13 6:40:15 PM  

Professor Science: Sorry, subby.  Ingenuity's not running Windows.
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But somebody forgot the ~/flight_software$ git pull && make install before launch.


VXworks, I'll bet.
 
2021-04-13 6:42:32 PM  
FTFA: Predictably, the team is taking their      to test out the new software

Odd.  I wouldn't have predicted the team is taking their cousin out to the hoedown to test out the new software.
 
2021-04-13 6:45:19 PM  

SansNeural: Professor Science: Sorry, subby.  Ingenuity's not running Windows.
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But somebody forgot the ~/flight_software$ git pull && make install before launch.

VXworks, I'll bet.


The drone apparently runs Linux.
 
2021-04-13 6:50:29 PM  

iron de havilland: SansNeural: Professor Science: Sorry, subby.  Ingenuity's not running Windows.
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But somebody forgot the ~/flight_software$ git pull && make install before launch.

VXworks, I'll bet.

The drone apparently runs Linux.


Well that is neat.  From that article it sounds like they likely *would* have used VXworks if there'd been a board support package for it.
 
2021-04-13 6:56:33 PM  

SansNeural: Professor Science: Sorry, subby.  Ingenuity's not running Windows.
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But somebody forgot the ~/flight_software$ git pull && make install before launch.

VXworks, I'll bet.


The rover's rad-hard PowerPC is running VxWorks.  The helicopter's Snapdragon 801 is running Linux, with the actual software built on F Prime (which isn't built by directly invoking make, but nobody would have got the joke otherwise).
 
2021-04-13 8:14:15 PM  
I thought we shut down NASA at some point during the Obama reign.
 
2021-04-13 9:08:10 PM  

Sean VasDeferens: I thought we shut down NASA at some point during the Obama reign.


Ted Cruz did shut it down for a few weeks.
 
2021-04-13 9:23:21 PM  
Or heliocentric satellites should be running Solaris.
 
2021-04-13 9:29:28 PM  
It's all a ruse while a couple of JPL renegades secretly disable the governor.  I pulled that stunt with farm toys all the time as a kid.
 
2021-04-13 9:35:53 PM  
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2021-04-13 9:56:07 PM  

iron de havilland: SansNeural: Professor Science: Sorry, subby.  Ingenuity's not running Windows.
[Fark user image 600x325]
But somebody forgot the ~/flight_software$ git pull && make install before launch.

VXworks, I'll bet.

The drone apparently runs Linux.


I'll bet Linus is pretty chuffed about that!
 
2021-04-13 10:40:26 PM  

Slide10000: iron de havilland: SansNeural: Professor Science: Sorry, subby.  Ingenuity's not running Windows.
[Fark user image 600x325]
But somebody forgot the ~/flight_software$ git pull && make install before launch.

VXworks, I'll bet.

The drone apparently runs Linux.

I'll bet Linus is pretty chuffed about that!


Mmmmaybe.  He semi-famously said at a summit with regard to the folks working on the real-time patch:

"Controlling a laser with Linux is crazy, but everyone in this room is crazy in his own way. So if you want to use Linux to control an industrial welding laser, I have no problem with your using PREEMPT_RT."
 
2021-04-14 4:14:47 AM  

SansNeural: Slide10000: iron de havilland: SansNeural: Professor Science: Sorry, subby.  Ingenuity's not running Windows.
[Fark user image 600x325]
But somebody forgot the ~/flight_software$ git pull && make install before launch.

VXworks, I'll bet.

The drone apparently runs Linux.

I'll bet Linus is pretty chuffed about that!

Mmmmaybe.  He semi-famously said at a summit with regard to the folks working on the real-time patch:

"Controlling a laser with Linux is crazy, but everyone in this room is crazy in his own way. So if you want to use Linux to control an industrial welding laser, I have no problem with your using PREEMPT_RT."


Q switched? Cav dump? Sounds like software dweebs sticking their noses in places that they shouldn't be...
 
2021-04-14 4:52:43 AM  
I am sick of games being launched before critical patches are sent out.

NASA is doing it now too?
 
2021-04-14 5:27:27 AM  

Slide10000: iron de havilland: SansNeural: Professor Science: Sorry, subby.  Ingenuity's not running Windows.
[Fark user image 600x325]
But somebody forgot the ~/flight_software$ git pull && make install before launch.

VXworks, I'll bet.

The drone apparently runs Linux.

I'll bet Linus is pretty chuffed about that!


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2021-04-14 7:29:42 AM  

Professor Science: Sorry, subby.  Ingenuity's not running Windows.
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But somebody forgot the ~/flight_software$ git pull && make install before launch.



the Mars Copter runs Linux.

sorry MS Fanboys.
 
2021-04-14 7:30:29 AM  

Muta: Slide10000: iron de havilland: SansNeural: Professor Science: Sorry, subby.  Ingenuity's not running Windows.
[Fark user image 600x325]
But somebody forgot the ~/flight_software$ git pull && make install before launch.

VXworks, I'll bet.

The drone apparently runs Linux.

I'll bet Linus is pretty chuffed about that!

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Apparently you are correct.  the copter runs Linux
 
2021-04-14 7:33:09 AM  

iron de havilland: SansNeural: Professor Science: Sorry, subby.  Ingenuity's not running Windows.
[Fark user image 600x325]
But somebody forgot the ~/flight_software$ git pull && make install before launch.

VXworks, I'll bet.

The drone apparently runs Linux.



they wanted it to be able to boot and not be infected by something or hacked by mars aliens.
 
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