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anyone have code on mars?

Karl_K

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The helicopter flying around on mars is running Linux and many many years ago I submitted a bug report and a one character fix to a developer when I was running a testing kernel. It may still be in the kernel
Technically I own the copyright to that one character if its still there.
So I may have a ; on mars.
 

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Cool stuff. What Linux distro?

I've toyed with a few different distro's on both Win & Apple machines, but just enough to be dangerous....to myself, lol.

I did help beta test OS X for Apple, although I'm pretty sure a few million others did also. And I've beta tested some smaller programs as well.

Nothing nearly as cool as having your own code on Mars. By chance, did you write in a back door so we can hack them and see what the hell they are really up to? :eek2::lol-2:
 

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Now you have at least 2 claims to fame! (that puts you 2 ahead of me :shifty:)
 

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The helicopter flying around on mars is running Linux and many many years ago I submitted a bug report and a one character fix to a developer when I was running a testing kernel. It may still be in the kernel
Technically I own the copyright to that one character if its still there.
So I may have a ; on mars.

:appl:
You’ll have to check and tell us if your fix is in the latest kernel!! That’s a Big Deal!! :bigsmile:
 

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Cool stuff. What Linux distro?
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Nothing nearly as cool as having your own code on Mars. By chance, did you write in a back door so we can hack them and see what the hell they are really up to? :eek2::lol-2:
Debian but the bug was in the Linux Kernel.
Back then there were just a few distros compared to the thousands today.
lol no backdoor but that would be kewl to be the overlord of mars!
 

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You’ll have to check and tell us if your fix is in the latest kernel!! That’s a Big Deal!! :bigsmile:
I thought about it but I dont remember enough details to check so I will just keep on day dreaming that it is :}
 

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I know a guy who has a 3rd generation machine shop, his grandpa made parts that are on the moon and his dad made parts that are on the shuttles and space station and he made parts that are on mars.
That makes me jealous!
 

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Congratulations. :clap:

Karl, you should send an Octavia to Mars. :dance:
that would be way kewl, put it in orbit and mars would look like it had 2 suns from the surface.
 

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I know a guy who has a 3rd generation machine shop, his grandpa made parts that are on the moon and his dad made parts that are on the shuttles and space station and he made parts that are on mars.
That makes me jealous!

All about perspective....



But never let that stand in the way of your natural mojo....

 

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@Karl_K Had the random thought that hopefully you're not from University of Minnesota :eek-2:

Wonder if that programme thinks it was worth having the whole university's credibility in tech scraped through the mud for the next decade at minimum. Every current student and professor in that department is going to suffer, and they're going to be losing future talent for a long long time. This is idiocy redefined.
 
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@Karl_K This is idiocy redefined.
As long as everyone gets a trophy its all that matters these days right?

I'm not a programmer, just dabbled here n there at that time finding the missing ; was about the extent of my skills in anything as complex as the kernel. Now days I probably forgot most of it.
It is far more complex today than back then but there is a surprising amount of code from that time still in the kernel.
 
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