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Can You "Download" Files in Space?

Postby gtsfer on Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:17 pm

I thought this was interesting. It's live info and feeds from the International Space Station. http://livefromspace.com/

And In case you didn't know... in May 2013 NASA kicked M$ off the ISS. All laptops on the ISS now run Linux Debian Edition. Windows is "not allowed" in space. :shock:

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/1553 ... eliability
http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/78141.html
http://www.dailytech.com/International+ ... e31527.htm
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Re: Can You "Download" Files in Space?

Postby austin.texas on Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:51 am

In space, "Download" is "Upload"
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Re: Can You "Download" Files in Space?

Postby gtsfer on Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:57 am

It would seem to make sense that way. :lol: I mean how can you "download" when you're 250 miles up?
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Re: Can You "Download" Files in Space?

Postby Dyfi on Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:16 am

Big mistake to open Windows in a space ship!
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Re: Can You "Download" Files in Space?

Postby gtsfer on Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:25 am

Dyfi wrote:Big mistake to open Windows in a space ship!


Man, that's absolutely HILARIOUS! Great observation!
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Re: Can You "Download" Files in Space?

Postby Habitual on Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:15 pm

gtsfer wrote:I mean how can you "download" when you're 250 miles up?
There is no "up" or "down" in a client-server relationship? The server doesn't care, and the client doesn't know.
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Re: Can You "Download" Files in Space?

Postby MintyDragon on Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:49 pm

Scientifically speaking radio waves transfer data normally and can travel though space
As for "Downloading" impossable in space nothing goes down or up because of no gravity
it more like a file is pulled
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Re: Can You "Download" Files in Space?

Postby Habitual on Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:19 pm

MintyDragon wrote:it more like a file is pulled
as in a client-server relationship? ;)

This whole discussion could be applied to submarines as well!
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Re: Can You "Download" Files in Space?

Postby MintyDragon on Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:58 pm

Habitual wrote:
MintyDragon wrote:it more like a file is pulled
as in a client-server relationship? ;)

This whole discussion could be applied to submarines as well!


Yea client-server relation

and for subs i think downloading would be slow the files could also be scabled by the bending of light or compressed due to water presser
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