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DISGUISED
01-22-2004, 05:00 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/01/22/spirit.contact/index.html

Somebody is losing their job over this one. If they don't get it fixed, at least they have a backup on the way :rolleyes:

Govtcheez
01-22-2004, 05:04 PM
Too bad the backup's going to land on the other side of the planet.

DISGUISED
01-22-2004, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
Too bad the backup's going to land on the other side of the planet.

Exactly, I was really interested to see what they were going to find in that spot. Considering they think that there used to be water there.

Dante Shamest
01-22-2004, 05:28 PM
They're using Java to run the rover right?

Maybe the Java Virtual Machine failed or something...brings new meaning to Write Once, Debug Everywhere. :D

golfinguy4
01-22-2004, 05:43 PM
Don't worry skeptics. They think the problem is software related, and they're probably going to reflash the software onto the rover.

Silvercord
01-22-2004, 08:51 PM
god dammit, I think this project is really really cool too :(

probably a null pointer caused it to crash or go into an infinite loop...beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeep...
:(

Dante Shamest
01-22-2004, 09:22 PM
Nah, since it uses Java it would have thrown a NullPointerException and I'm sure the engineers would have thought of catching it.



Silvercord, what have you twisted my avatar into. :eek:

RoD
01-22-2004, 09:59 PM
Aliens brainwashed it, i told you this would hapen.