unimpressed curiosity. 100% OC, +20 for more, -10 never again. ha MKII AT mm you can mun 'ttrips [AFN]?. No, no it can not
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unimpressed curiosity

100% OC, +20 for more, -10 never again

ha MKII
AT mm you can
mun 'ttrips [AFN]?
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Submitted: 08/07/2012
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#59 - Sandisky (08/08/2012) [+] (8 replies)
No, no it can not
User avatar #1 - theangryrussian (08/07/2012) [+] (14 replies)
land PEOPLE on mars, then I'll be impressed.
User avatar #157 - godlessgod (08/08/2012) [-]
I'm sorry, but this is the one of the worst posts I have ever seen on FJ.
I'm prepared for the ********* because I posted my opinion
#154 - psychoticdaydream (08/08/2012) [+] (1 reply)
This one gave me feels...
#222 - boomdady (08/08/2012) [+] (1 reply)
#36 - Womens Study Major (08/08/2012) [+] (13 replies)
>Fahrenheit
******* Americans
User avatar #37 to #36 - lokiwins (08/08/2012) [-]
Well it is an American Rover
#188 - Nameloc (08/08/2012) [+] (4 replies)
Billion Dollar Robot

iPhone 4 is better

No, I'm not an apple fan boy, but the specs are true
+10
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#25 - Wazzy (08/08/2012) [+] (4 replies)
Just something I heard on the radio so I don't know if it's exactly true. Landing the Curiosity on Mars when and how they did is roughly equivalent of launching something out of a slingshot from Kennedy Space Station and having it land in the Rose Bowl, on the 50 yard line, on a frisbee.
Just something I heard on the radio so I don't know if it's exactly true. Landing the Curiosity on Mars when and how they did is roughly equivalent of launching something out of a slingshot from Kennedy Space Station and having it land in the Rose Bowl, on the 50 yard line, on a frisbee.
#233 - iraniie (08/08/2012) [+] (3 replies)
I use celsius and don't get the "60 degrees" joke...
I use celsius and don't get the "60 degrees" joke...
#12 - austinschut (08/08/2012) [+] (4 replies)
MFW I can run Battlefield 3 on ultra.
#5 - Lawlor (08/08/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Just felt like mentioning this, since I found it interesting.   
   
The computer on Curiousity is actually rather terrible by todays standerds.   
Of course, well, it HAD to be. They have a rather limited power source, so a Quad Core i7 would be a bit too much for it, as you could imagine.   
   
It has..   
256mb of RAM    
2GB Flash Storage   
200 MHz Processor (A bit under 1/15 as powerful as an i7)   
   
So even an iPhone is twice as powerful as it.   
Personally I find it quite impressive that they built software capable of doing the things it will be doing on a computer of those specs.   
   
Good job NASA. You guys 						*******					 rock.   
Also, let me know when you finish the TARDIS.   
Now THAT will speed up space travel!
Just felt like mentioning this, since I found it interesting.

The computer on Curiousity is actually rather terrible by todays standerds.
Of course, well, it HAD to be. They have a rather limited power source, so a Quad Core i7 would be a bit too much for it, as you could imagine.

It has..
256mb of RAM
2GB Flash Storage
200 MHz Processor (A bit under 1/15 as powerful as an i7)

So even an iPhone is twice as powerful as it.
Personally I find it quite impressive that they built software capable of doing the things it will be doing on a computer of those specs.

Good job NASA. You guys ******* rock.
Also, let me know when you finish the TARDIS.
Now THAT will speed up space travel!
User avatar #3 - voltkills (08/07/2012) [+] (8 replies)
i dont get why no one has been to mars yet, we totally have the tech, money and time, the first people to do it would go down in history, but no, all the goverments are just sending ******* rovers.
#4 to #3 - executorchunk (08/07/2012) [-]
Ah people, I'll try to clear this up. It's not that simple to land on Mars or we would have done it already. The fact is we really don't have the technology nor the money to go to Mars. Look at the facts:   
1) Not since the 1960's Moon missions have humans left the gravitational pull of Earth. That's not much practice!   
2) It takes humans one way to Mars about 8 month's to get there (not to mention 8 months back), assuming they travel as fast as Curiosity did. 8 months in black space is a long time with no gravity/exercise, and the crew can suffer from sheer insanity being in a small spaceship with six other people for that long of a time.    
3) The most dangerous part is landing humans on Mars through Mar's thin atmosphere. Mar's is extremely dangerous to land anything on, human cargo in a 10+ ton spacecraft is just madness.    
4) Time frame, humans could only stay 2-3 weeks in order to return to Earth when Earth is in the right place in space. If not, they would have to live there for 18 months until the celestial mechanics are right again. Also this can't be planned... if a dust storm arrives guess where they are going? Not home for a while!   
   
We have nuclear rockets but they've never been used in space flight which could get us there in 2-3 weeks. Also there is concepts for a solar sail that could get us there very fast as well, but it's still in the experimental stages. Spinning a ship could cause artificial gravity but it's never actually been attempted.    
   
Radio transmissions for curiosity right now take 14 minutes, when the planets are farther apart though it will take 18-20 minutes! And what if there's a medical emergency that far away?  The crew needs everyone to be ready to perform surgery.    
   
There's just so much more to it people don't think about. But one thing I agree with eveyrone on... there is no motivation to go to Mars. People in the higher places don't push NASA to do great things like that anymore. If someone made a bold move to do it it could happen.
Ah people, I'll try to clear this up. It's not that simple to land on Mars or we would have done it already. The fact is we really don't have the technology nor the money to go to Mars. Look at the facts:
1) Not since the 1960's Moon missions have humans left the gravitational pull of Earth. That's not much practice!
2) It takes humans one way to Mars about 8 month's to get there (not to mention 8 months back), assuming they travel as fast as Curiosity did. 8 months in black space is a long time with no gravity/exercise, and the crew can suffer from sheer insanity being in a small spaceship with six other people for that long of a time.
3) The most dangerous part is landing humans on Mars through Mar's thin atmosphere. Mar's is extremely dangerous to land anything on, human cargo in a 10+ ton spacecraft is just madness.
4) Time frame, humans could only stay 2-3 weeks in order to return to Earth when Earth is in the right place in space. If not, they would have to live there for 18 months until the celestial mechanics are right again. Also this can't be planned... if a dust storm arrives guess where they are going? Not home for a while!

We have nuclear rockets but they've never been used in space flight which could get us there in 2-3 weeks. Also there is concepts for a solar sail that could get us there very fast as well, but it's still in the experimental stages. Spinning a ship could cause artificial gravity but it's never actually been attempted.

Radio transmissions for curiosity right now take 14 minutes, when the planets are farther apart though it will take 18-20 minutes! And what if there's a medical emergency that far away? The crew needs everyone to be ready to perform surgery.

There's just so much more to it people don't think about. But one thing I agree with eveyrone on... there is no motivation to go to Mars. People in the higher places don't push NASA to do great things like that anymore. If someone made a bold move to do it it could happen.
User avatar #149 - mreatslittlekids (08/08/2012) [+] (1 reply)
No.
#9 - rollingthrough (08/08/2012) [-]
These mars rover posts are making me sad, because they remind me of this.
User avatar #145 - ericzxvc (08/08/2012) [-]
This isn't very good, you're supposed to stick to a theme for a meme, this is all over the place.
User avatar #132 - dawggz (08/08/2012) [+] (2 replies)
>Your computer can run Battlefield 3 / I can run on Mars.
- send back b&w photos back to Earth
User avatar #148 to #132 - heinnlinn (08/08/2012) [-]
Only the first images are black and white. Curiosity can and will provide high resoultion colour pictures and HD footage.
#97 - localcatbarber (08/08/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Who was camera?
Who was camera?
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