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Troubleshooting your computer from 140 million miles away

http://www.space.com/20034-mars-rover-curiosity-computer-glitch.html

NASA is managing their PR very well here, but internally I’m sure that they are freaking out a bit – “high-energy particles that can cause the memory to be corrupted.” Looks like they need to create the equivalent of RAID drive like you would find in any standard database or web server. Doing that remotely without physical access to “the datacenter” – now that will be quite a feat!

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