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(Al Jazeera)   Fire alarms sound in the Russian section of the ISS during battery recharging, showing how the Russian space industry has caught up to the technological level of British electronics   (aljazeera.com) divider line
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2021-09-09 1:18:59 PM  
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2021-09-09 1:21:24 PM  
Russian orbital fire suppression system: randomly drilled holes.
 
2021-09-09 1:34:02 PM  
"All systems are operating normally," Roscosmos said.

Right.

So.... how long until we kick their asses off the station for being a hazard to everyone else?
 
2021-09-09 1:51:20 PM  
That'll tighten your sphincter.
 
2021-09-09 1:52:13 PM  
American components, Russian components....

All made in Taiwan!

/oblig
 
2021-09-09 1:53:18 PM  
Take the batteries out, ffs
 
2021-09-09 1:55:06 PM  
At least the Chinese station didn't have a fire drill.
 
2021-09-09 1:55:52 PM  
Now, now, that's not fair. We don't know yet if the batteries are leaking oil.
 
2021-09-09 1:56:22 PM  

Im_Gumby: [starecat.com image 735x1114]


Done in one
 
2021-09-09 1:57:33 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: "All systems are operating normally," Roscosmos said.

Right.

So.... how long until we kick their asses off the station for being a hazard to everyone else?


They plan to leave by 2025 and build their own space station, with hookers and blow.
/No really it's in tfa
//Well not the hookers and blow part
///But that's probably true too
 
2021-09-09 2:02:17 PM  

MythDragon: At least the Chinese station didn't have a fire drill.


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2021-09-09 2:02:43 PM  
Russia seems to really be phoning it in lately.

Time to unleash our supervillain, Musk.
 
2021-09-09 2:13:04 PM  
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2021-09-09 2:15:58 PM  
Open the pod bay doors, Ivan.

Nyet, capitalist pigs.
 
2021-09-09 2:17:31 PM  

MythDragon: At least the Chinese station didn't have a fire drill.


How do you run around the whole thing in zero gravity though?
 
2021-09-09 2:17:37 PM  

Destructor: Russia seems to really be phoning it in lately.

Time to unleash our supervillain, Musk.


Petro dollar is still rubble.
Peggy has to do double jobs.  Best we can do until get new guy working, Sven.

Sven is good guy.  Skis for some reason.  Says something about making sure no one comes in the back way again.
 
2021-09-09 2:18:08 PM  

Destructor: Russia seems to really be phoning it in lately.

Time to unleash our supervillain, Musk.


*PLEASE* tell me Musk is not really going to go to the Roscosmos' chief's house for tea!
 
2021-09-09 2:18:32 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: "All systems are operating normally," Roscosmos said.

Right.

So.... how long until we kick their asses off the station for being a hazard to everyone else?


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2021-09-09 2:18:52 PM  
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2021-09-09 2:22:27 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Destructor: Russia seems to really be phoning it in lately.

Time to unleash our supervillain, Musk.

*PLEASE* tell me Musk is not really going to go to the Roscosmos' chief's house for tea!


He's five steps ahead of the KGB at all times.

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2021-09-09 2:24:28 PM  

i state your name: Benevolent Misanthrope: "All systems are operating normally," Roscosmos said.

Right.

So.... how long until we kick their asses off the station for being a hazard to everyone else?

They plan to leave by 2025 and build their own space station, with hookers and blow.
/No really it's in tfa
//Well not the hookers and blow part
///But that's probably true too


I think they need to be booted before then, it's obvious they're going to trash the place and we're not even going to get last month's rent.
 
2021-09-09 2:34:10 PM  
Are they burning coal to charge the batteries?
 
2021-09-09 2:37:50 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Russian orbital fire suppression system: randomly drilled holes.


Fire needs 3 things (fuel, oxygen, ignition heat)

Depriving it of air while in space is pretty easy, so ... good plan, poor execution
 
2021-09-09 2:40:04 PM  

Majin_Buu: MythDragon: At least the Chinese station didn't have a fire drill.

How do you run around the whole thing in zero gravity though?


Spin the station. Step out of the airlock and then wait for it to come around again.
 
2021-09-09 2:47:56 PM  
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Need to install this in the US section.
 
2021-09-09 2:54:14 PM  
Put on your pressure suits and then open the airlock. The ant colony would die though.
 
2021-09-09 2:58:20 PM  
This is how we fix problem on Russian space station!

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/probably works about as well as it does on coal powered aircraft carriers
 
2021-09-09 3:04:21 PM  

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One night leaving a friend's house in my 71 MGB GT, I went to turn on the headlight switch on the dash. It was normally Off/Panel/Headlights but this time it went Off/Panel/CRUNCH.

I had to drive home 15 miles holding the high beam flash to pass switch on. When someone flashed me, I temporarily let go of the switch to show 'brights are all I got, buddy!'.
 
2021-09-09 3:08:32 PM  

Im_Gumby: [starecat.com image 735x1114]


My first thought too
 
2021-09-09 3:16:59 PM  
They did manage to hack our pipeline!
 
2021-09-09 3:23:29 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: "All systems are operating normally," Roscosmos said.

Right.

So.... how long until we kick their asses off the station for being a hazard to everyone else?


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2021-09-09 3:25:22 PM  
I'll just put this over here with the rest of the fire.
 
2021-09-09 3:38:49 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: "All systems are operating normally," Roscosmos said.

Right.

So.... how long until we kick their asses off the station for being a hazard to everyone else?


We're all fine here. How are you?
 
2021-09-09 3:39:38 PM  
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/oblig
 
2021-09-09 3:46:22 PM  
I keep thinking the Russians are doing it on purpose. Trying to throw a monkey wrench into the works, to eff up the progress ISS scientists are making.
 
2021-09-09 3:57:41 PM  
Some British electronics hold up pretty damned well.


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/That's allegedly Lemmy holding up the amp, not sure i believe it but Lemmy was a roadie for Jimi
 
2021-09-09 4:08:02 PM  

sithon: I keep thinking the Russians are doing it on purpose. Trying to throw a monkey wrench into the works, to eff up the progress ISS scientists are making.


Probably looking for a good excuse to ditch their responsibilities to the ISS program if the US isn't going to be paying them for rides to the station anymore.
 
2021-09-09 4:08:50 PM  
You people don't like to do intellectual jokes, do you.
 
2021-09-09 4:24:47 PM  

Flerkenpie070: You people don't like to do intellectual jokes, do you.


Are you gnu here?
 
2021-09-09 4:34:43 PM  

Flerkenpie070: You people don't like to do intellectual jokes, do you.


They tend to go over my head. My reflexes aren't as quick as Drax's.
 
2021-09-09 4:56:33 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Some British electronics hold up pretty damned well.


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/That's allegedly Lemmy holding up the amp, not sure i believe it but Lemmy was a roadie for Jimi


Never heard that, but a quick search seems to say it's legit. Cool little bit of trivia.
 
2021-09-09 5:25:14 PM  
Smash it with the broom handle!
 
2021-09-09 5:30:23 PM  

Flerkenpie070: You people don't like to do intellectual jokes, do you.


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2021-09-09 5:49:41 PM  

Flerkenpie070: You people don't like to do intellectual jokes, do you.


This is Fark. You can only identify as a Communist or Nazi. There is nothing in between.
 
2021-09-09 5:57:25 PM  
At this point I'm kind of expecting Crew-3 to be loaded with 2 extra seats (It can seat 6 in an emergency configuration)........
 
2021-09-09 5:58:06 PM  

Inebriated Bolshevik Muppet: At this point I'm kind of expecting Crew-3 to be loaded with 2 extra seats (It can seat 6 in an emergency configuration)........


Err, 7, it can seat 7.
 
2021-09-09 6:11:37 PM  

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Came here to make a Lucas Electric joke....Leaving, because the wiring caught fire and they say
I have to evacuate..
 
2021-09-09 7:56:00 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Destructor: Russia seems to really be phoning it in lately.

Time to unleash our supervillain, Musk.

*PLEASE* tell me Musk is not really going to go to the Roscosmos' chief's house for tea!


Russian guy said the kettle was on, and his favourite tea is Indian.

/at this point, I wouldn't be surprised.
 
2021-09-09 10:21:06 PM  

Luse: Flerkenpie070: You people don't like to do intellectual jokes, do you.

This is Fark. You can only identify as a Communist or Nazi. There is nothing in between.


Communazists are the worst though
 
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