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The Universe is Hostile to Computers

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posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 05:00 PM
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If you are a nerd who enjoys technology and space related science, you will likely find this video of interest. The video covers how cosmic rays and particles affect our technology on earth, sometimes with humorous affect and sometimes with disastrous effect. Although I was aware of some of what is talked about in the video, I definitely learned some things. Well worth the 23 minutes in my opinion.


Tiny particles from distant galaxies have caused plane accidents, election interference and game glitches.



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 05:06 PM
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originally posted by: Klassified
If you are a nerd who enjoys technology and space related science, you will likely find this video of interest. The video covers how cosmic rays and particles affect our technology on earth, sometimes with humorous affect and sometimes with disastrous effect. Although I was aware of some of what is talked about in the video, I definitely learned some things. Well worth the 23 minutes in my opinion.


Tiny particles from distant galaxies have caused plane accidents, election interference and game glitches.



Oh great! Now they'll be blaming election interference on Space!



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 06:52 PM
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a reply to: Klassified


Tiny particles from distant galaxies have caused plane accidents, election interference and game glitches.

I blame it on sunspots .



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 07:14 PM
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I was thinking of posting this 3 days ago. good one.

Soo! all the windows Blue screen of Death
are to blame on black holes and quasars and back ground radiation?
give windows a apologies. NOT.

"Sarcamsum"

I call bull. they are using this as a cop out.
Dont you get a LOT of radiation in space?
they had computers on the space shuttle.
ok 5 of them.

but they never said any thing about this.
they would have had a LOT of faults.
think about it.

some thing is afoot !
will they say all computer bugs are a act of god?
they seting us up far a big fall?
like ALLl of the stock exschandge crashes.
and they blame Radiation?

oh look a solar flear!


edit on 6-9-2021 by buddha because: back ground radiation did it



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 07:18 PM
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originally posted by: buddha
I was thinking of pasting this 3 days ago. good one.
Soo! all the windows Blue screen of Death
are to blame on black holes and quasars and back ground radiation?
give windows a apologies. NOT.

"Sarcamsum"

I call bull. they are using this as a cop out.
Dont you get a LOT of radiation in space?
they had computers on the space shuttle.
ok 5 of them.

but they never said any thing about this.
they would have had a LOT of faults.
think about it.

some thing is afoot !
will they say all computer bugs are a act of god?
are they seting us up far a big fall?
like ALLl of the stock exschandge crashes.
and they blame Radiation?


What if Space Radiation isn't responsible for the Computer Crashes
But Computer Crashes are responsible for Space Radiation...



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 07:34 PM
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originally posted by: TheMirrorSelf

originally posted by: buddha
I was thinking of pasting this 3 days ago. good one.
Soo! all the windows Blue screen of Death
are to blame on black holes and quasars and back ground radiation?
give windows a apologies. NOT.

"Sarcamsum"

I call bull. they are using this as a cop out.
Dont you get a LOT of radiation in space?
they had computers on the space shuttle.
ok 5 of them.

but they never said any thing about this.
they would have had a LOT of faults.
think about it.

some thing is afoot !
will they say all computer bugs are a act of god?
are they seting us up far a big fall?
like ALLl of the stock exschandge crashes.
and they blame Radiation?


What if Space Radiation isn't responsible for the Computer Crashes
But Computer Crashes are responsible for Space Radiation...


OMG! you could be on to some thing!
they made a computer before they mad a nuclear bomb!
oh! they made bomb first.



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 03:28 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: Klassified

Tiny particles from distant galaxies have caused plane accidents, election interference and game glitches.


Are you telling me there are Democrats in space?

Joe Lightyear - "let's rig this election to infinity and beyond"



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 07:40 AM
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a reply to: buddha

The ThinkPads that were sent to space, were all radiation hardened.

It was a very specific contract, and IBM/Lenovo took part in it, mostly for the publicity.



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: Village Idiot

originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: Klassified

Tiny particles from distant galaxies have caused plane accidents, election interference and game glitches.


Are you telling me there are Democrats in space?

Joe Lightyear - "let's rig this election to infinity and beyond"

That was where I quoted the OP .
My post was : I blame it on sunspots .



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 04:39 PM
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originally posted by: buddha
Dont you get a LOT of radiation in space?
they had computers on the space shuttle.
ok 5 of them.

but they never said any thing about this.
You must have slept through that part, the space shuttle computers were mentioned specifically starting at 17:30. Four computers were used for navigation and control, simultaneously running identical software. Sometimes one of them had a cosmic ray glitch, so the commands were decided my majority rules, in other words, it followed the calculations of the three computers that didn't have a glitch and ignored the one that did.

They also could track the bit flips this way and found on one five-day mission, there were 161 bit flips.

Usually though we don't have four computers running in parallel like that so it's usually much harder to confirm bit flip errors, but obviously they happen.



posted on Sep, 7 2021 @ 05:25 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

Its called "Bit Flipping" and is caused by positive charged particle.

Happens all the time but no usually knows that it was binary bit flipped from a 0 to a 1 or vice versa.

In the November Elections last year I guess the United States was bombarded from Space with
enough particles to flip millions of votes to Biden.

Or is there a more down to earth explanation !

Anyway... Particles hit electronic circuits and can crash computers or change predicted results
edit on Tue, 07 Sep 2021 17:26:16 -0500265America/ChicagoTuesday4 by rigel4 because: (no reason given)



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