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221 comments

I guess it's true.... (4, Funny)

neokushan (932374) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465557)

He really couldn't bend the laws of physics after all =\

Re:I guess it's true.... (5, Funny)

A beautiful mind (821714) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465575)

You cannae change the laws of physics!

Re:I guess it's true.... (3, Funny)

neokushan (932374) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465655)

Laws of physics, laws of physics!

It's worse than that (4, Funny)

Chrisq (894406) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465889)

He's dead Jim, dead Jim, dead jim

Re:It's worse than that (4, Funny)

WeeLad (588414) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466265)

Nah, we thought we lost him before, but he came back... TNG "Relics" [wikipedia.org]

Re:It's worse than that (0, Redundant)

rodney dill (631059) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466279)

"Cap'n Cap'n I can nawt geet it oop... I gawta have thutty minutes."

Re:I guess it's true.... (5, Funny)

coolmoose25 (1057210) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465669)

The full line was "I cannae change the laws of physics... I've got to have 30 minutes"... I always thought it would have been funny if the line had been used in "Who Mourns for Adonsis" with Scotty in bed with Lt. Palamas, responding to her question "That was great Scotty, ready for another go?"

Re:I guess it's true.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24466597)

The full line was "I cannae change the laws of physics... I've got to have 30 minutes"...

I always thought it would have been funny if the line had been used in "Who Mourns for Adonsis" with Scotty in bed with Lt. Palamas, responding to her question "That was great Scotty, ready for another go?"

You're confusing physics with anatomy

Re:I guess it's true.... (1)

amnezick (1253408) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465577)

there should be a 'Lector' mod option for you (as in Hanibal Lector)

Re:I guess it's true.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24466637)

You can see a lot of use for that, can you?

-1, Scary!

Re:I guess it's true.... (1)

MiniMike (234881) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466087)

In that spaceship they obeyed the laws of physics!

(And look where it got them...)

Sooo...? (4, Funny)

TubeSteak (669689) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465569)

Do they get a refund?

That was my first thought when I heard about the ashes.

Re:Sooo...? (2, Funny)

laejoh (648921) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465641)

Well, let's hope no robots from krikkit [wikipedia.org] try to steal the ashes

Re:again...? (1)

derblack (1076557) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466257)

That's odd. I read that exact same story the last time Scotty's ashes were onboard (about a year or so ago). I remember, because one of my emails were aboard, aswell. Did they only use parts of his remains the first time and now lost another part..? I don't have time to research this right now, but I bet someone here does ("hinthint"). I just had a deja vu reading this... odd. And I just talked to my father about this, all he said was: "It happened because Scotty was not the engineer"...

Re:again...? (1)

derblack (1076557) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466489)

Sorry to reply to myself... a quick google query and I found this: CosmicLog So they found the ashes after the first crash....

Re:Sooo...? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24466313)

If you think about it, they doubled the return. They give a few pounds of ash, they get a ton in return. I'm going to hell.

SCOTTY! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24465585)

Poor Scotty :(

He warned 'em (4, Funny)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465595)

"She canna take much more 'o this - she'll blow!"

Re:He warned 'em (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24466251)

The vehicle failed because they weren't giving it all she got.

Talk about overkill... (5, Funny)

techiemikey (1126169) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465601)

Not only was he incinerated, but then they blew up the ashes.

Re:Talk about overkill... (4, Funny)

InvisblePinkUnicorn (1126837) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465635)

Better nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Re:Talk about overkill... (5, Funny)

everett (154868) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466497)

They'd have to be able to get in to orbit first and it would seem that is what is giving them trouble.

Re:Talk about overkill... (1)

rodney dill (631059) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466445)

Guess that rules out a sequel

The captain? (1)

courteaudotbiz (1191083) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465603)

Who was the captain aboard this vessel? I bet it was not James T Kirk, he'd have limited the damage while Scotty was working at the problem...

Re:The captain? (1)

tinkertim (918832) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465729)

Dammit Scotty! More power to shiel ... (BOOM)

The only comforting thing about that scenario is Kirk getting blown up in mid sentence, instead of getting blown in mid sentence.

Re:The captain? (2, Funny)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465731)

Quite right. Scotty needs someone to tell him he has 4 hours for an 8 hour job so he can fix it in 2.

Re:The captain? (5, Funny)

edittard (805475) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465745)

Who was the captain aboard this vessel?

That's wessel (as in nuclear), you insensitive clod!

Re:The captain? (-1, Offtopic)

doti (966971) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466003)

It's "nucular", NU-CU-LAR.

Haven't Bush and Homer thought you nothing?

Re:The captain? (-1, Offtopic)

prenk20 (1028148) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466485)

You mean Taught haha hypocrit.

Not enough power (3, Funny)

Kell Bengal (711123) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465617)

She kinna' doo it cap'n - it dinna' ha' the powah! At least now Scotty will be with us everywhere, up there, in the atmosphere.

Re:Not enough power (5, Funny)

AnswerIs42 (622520) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465759)

Once the ashes spread through the atmosphere... ALL of us will have a little Scotty in them from now on.

Re:Not enough power (1)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466263)

Once the ashes spread through the atmosphere... ALL of us will have a little Scotty in them from now on.

No. No! Don't say that! mmmmuuuustttttt....rrrreesssssiiisssst..... But cap'n! I'm givin' 'er all she's got!

Re:Not enough power (5, Funny)

Fumus (1258966) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466299)

You forgot that we'd have to get out of our basements for the Scotty-imbued air to reach us.

Re:Not enough power (4, Funny)

rodney dill (631059) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466529)

Which undoubtedly will please George Takei to no end.

Re:Not enough power (1)

Nerdfest (867930) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466537)

A _real_ Star Trek fan would be out there collecting ashes ...

Re:Not enough power (1)

Rob Kaper (5960) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466249)

He might not be so lucky to be everywhere, for all we know he's spending the rest of his unlife surrounded by Whoopi Goldberg.

Not the first time (1)

NuKeLiTe (418) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465643)

If I well remember, this is the second try to send Scotty's ashes out of the Earth. First time also failed but the ashed were no lost.

I can just imagine that the soul of Scotty, at the end, doesn't like to be in that cold space.

Re:Not the first time (1)

SimonGhent (57578) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466261)

If I well remember, this is the second try

Third according to TFA...

Falcon 1 flight 3 was lost during the attempted separation of the second stage. The previous attempts were stymied by a fuel leak (flight 1) and a loss of control following second stage separation (flight 2).

Re:Not the first time (1)

TheLinuxSRC (683475) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466381)

2nd attempt at bringing James Doohan's ashes to space.

Going out... (1)

Swampcritter (1165207) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465659)

Guess Scotty (and his pals) really went out with a BANG! :-)

Re:Going out... (2, Insightful)

thedistrict (1327685) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465753)

Too bad he didn't make it to space though. Woulda been a fitting tribute. It's ironic that he'd have his ashes destroyed as the ship exploded after being immortalized for saving ships from said explosions.

Re:Going out... (2, Insightful)

Iamthecheese (1264298) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466213)

I think being lost in one of mankind's first strugles of exploration is a fine tribute. I wish as much for my own ashes.

Don't worry... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24465663)

Scotty rigged the transporter to keep him suspended until rescue.

ATTENTION SHOPPERS! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24465691)

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Re:ATTENTION SHOPPERS! (-1, Offtopic)

neokushan (932374) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465805)

Someone's just going to mod this offtopic/redundant and it'll disappear off the RADAR of most slashdotters within a few minutes, why on earth do you people continue posting crap like this? It doesn't offend anyone, it doesn't make a point, it's not even funny...so why?

Don't you feel somewhat ashamed at being SADDER than your average slashdotter?

Re:ATTENTION SHOPPERS! (0, Offtopic)

jedidiah (1196) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465913)

There's never any point in being second best (or worst).

don't feed the trolls (-1, Offtopic)

doti (966971) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466039)

Well, he did hot a reply, didn't he?

The best you can do it to just ignore him.

Re:don't feed the trolls (0, Offtopic)

neokushan (932374) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466215)

I don't really mean to feed the troll, I'm genuinely curious as to the reasons and mentality behind posting such random rubbish.

Re:don't feed the trolls (0, Offtopic)

sm62704 (957197) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466543)

There are six billion people on this planet, and more than a few of them are batshit crazy [uncyclopedia.org] .

Scotty (5, Funny)

sm62704 (957197) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465723)

"Scotty! Do! something! Now!"

"He can't."

"Why? Can't? He?"

"He's dead, Jim."

Turning in his Somewhat Charred Grave (5, Informative)

segedunum (883035) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465755)

Hmmmmm. I thought Scotty's ashes had been lost before:

http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/05/10/2249214 [slashdot.org]

Always multiply your estimates by a factor of 4. Seriously, the advice has done me wonders. People really do think that you're a miracle worker.

Re:Turning in his Somewhat Charred Grave (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24465893)

I smell a coverup!

Re:Turning in his Somewhat Charred Grave (4, Funny)

Chris Pimlott (16212) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465963)

A good engineer always has a backup. Including of their own ashes.

Re:Turning in his Somewhat Charred Grave (4, Informative)

SatanicPuppy (611928) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466021)

Sadly, I think they were recovered [engadget.com] ...Which makes this the SECOND time the launch has failed.

Who wants to lay odds on them finding the little charred capsule of ashes and making a third go of it?

Re:Turning in his Somewhat Charred Grave (4, Informative)

yincrash (854885) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466449)

Well, last time the rocket crash landed. This time the rocket blew up. Chances of ash survival are probably slim.

Re:Turning in his Somewhat Charred Grave (4, Insightful)

courtarro (786894) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466723)

Chances of ash survival are probably slim.

Since they're already the products of combustion, it's pretty likely the ashes survived. Unfortunately, they'd probably be pretty tough to find.

Re:Turning in his Somewhat Charred Grave (4, Funny)

Chris Mattern (191822) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466763)

Well, last time the rocket crash landed. This time the rocket blew up.

"The third rocket crash landed, then blew up. But the *fourth* rocket...stayed up!"

Re:Turning in his Somewhat Charred Grave (1)

danzona (779560) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466107)

Hmmmmm. I thought Scotty's ashes had been lost before:

From Wikipedia:
Almost two years after his death, approximately one-quarter ounce (7 grams) of Doohan's ashes were sent into space, as he had requested in his will. The ashes, along with those of Mercury astronaut Gordon Cooper as well as almost 200 others, were launched on the SpaceLoft XL rocket, on April 28, 2007, when the rocket briefly entered outer space in a four-minute suborbital flight before parachuting to earth, as planned, with the ashes still inside. The ashes were subsequently launched on a Falcon 1 rocket, on 3 August 2008, into what was intended to be a low Earth orbit, however the rocket failed two minutes after launch. The rest of his ashes were scattered over Puget Sound in Washington.

Re:Turning in his Somewhat Charred Grave (1)

fluffman86 (1006119) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466119)

Check the related links. They were found 9 days later (acc/to the /. timestamps).

Re:Turning in his Somewhat Charred Grave (1)

trav242 (645556) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466287)

Diversify! Send a teaspoon full o' your ashes on each space-bound vessel you can find!

he's been teleported (1)

ariefwn (130137) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465765)

we just forgot to write down the destination coordinate

Scotty anal sex, I would've let him tap my ass (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24465781)

Am I the only one who would've let Scotty tag me in the ass with his erect penis?

I think he would have been OK with that (1)

Bandman (86149) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465789)

You can't argue that he was a part of helping humans reach into space, whether through inspiration or tagging along posthumously

I wold be honored none the less (5, Interesting)

AioKits (1235070) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465803)

While this may be the geek in me, I would be honored if my ashes were sent up. Even if the vessel carrying them did not make it all the way up. Least this way my ashes are scattered in the most efficient way possible if/when the rocket goes Kaboom.

...

Sides with any luck some of my ashes will have drifted down and ended up in someone's soup. Eat me!

Nah. (2, Insightful)

jd (1658) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466189)

Suspended Animation offers better recovery possibilities, especially now the latest suspend-to-disk has got into the kernel.

The dilithium crystals really couldnae take it! (1)

Viol8 (599362) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465807)

Of course the rocket builders will now have to ask themselves how it managed to get to warp factor 9.9 in the first place.

Old News? (0, Redundant)

whisper_jeff (680366) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465809)

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong (not that anyone on /. needs permission for that...), but isn't this old news? Even old news by Slashdot standards?

Re:Old News? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24465935)

It happened less than two days ago. I guess it depends on your definition of "old".

Re:Old News? (1)

HardCase (14757) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466079)

Not exactly...just life imitating /. It's a dupe.

Re:Old News? (4, Informative)

SatanicPuppy (611928) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466157)

This is the SECOND time its happened. More like deja vu than old news...Even reality has a dupe now and then.

What Happened This Time...? (1)

blcamp (211756) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465825)

Either someone made another metric/english conversion error, or someone got into the Romulan Ale again...

Re:What Happened This Time...? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24466067)

Tribbles?

KHANN!!!!! (4, Funny)

SpecialAgentXXX (623692) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465831)

I suspect foul play...

Dammit! (5, Funny)

Threni (635302) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465835)

I'm a engineer, Jim, not a fertilizer!

everything made by man fails (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24465841)

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Well... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24465877)

Scotty won't be up there to beam them up now will he?

They can add ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24465959)

Lost in Space to his IMDB profile.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Doohan (4, Insightful)

querist (97166) | more than 5 years ago | (#24465995)

In a strange way, I see it as a fitting end to Mr. Doohan's physical form. He inspired countless young people to pursue careers in the sciences, and then, even after leaving this world, continues to inspire.

I know that the body is not the person, and I would like to think that his spirit lives on. At least in this way he can be thought of as being everywhere. Scotty was a fictional character, but through that character James Doohan inspired so many people to believe in themselves.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Doohan. You will be missed, but never forgotten.

Re:Rest in Peace, Mr. Doohan (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24466191)

Wait...you mean despite inspiring so many of our generation to become engineers, we decided to build a space ship to send his remains into space only to have it blow up on the launch pad...and that's fitting enough inspiration to continue to inspire?

Fucking /. hypocrits (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24466017)

Let me see if I understand this correctly. I'm destroying the planet by driving my SUV around, but blasting a pile of dust that used to be Scotty into outer space aboard a rocket is perfectly ok? Hey /.ers, he's fucking dead. He doesn't know if he's in outer space or if he's in a plastic bag at my curb waiting for the garbage man to take him away.

Re:Fucking /. hypocrits (1)

techiemikey (1126169) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466273)

perhaps one should read the article before accusing others of being hypocrites. The shuttle was being used to launch 3 satellites for various agencies. As a side note, they added that over 200 people's ashes were also on board, including Scotty. Just because people care more about the ashes being lost doesn't mean that the rocket didn't actually have a practical purpose.

Re:Fucking /. hypocrits (3, Funny)

sm62704 (957197) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466421)

What is an anti-rocketry, SUV-driving NASCAR redneck doing here? Oh trolling, never mind.

We should have listened to him... (1)

rwrife (712064) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466025)

We should have listened to him when he explained that if the captain pushed the engines too hard they'll blow apart.

Tribbles in the system again (1)

Stooshie (993666) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466037)

Maybe some tribbles [wikipedia.org] got into the system.

Typical of /. stories, I guess.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24466047)

Also among the ashes being carried were those of one of the original 7 Project Mercury astronauts, Gordon Cooper.

But who gets mentioned? A guy who PLAYED an engineer on a TV show....

1969 called... (5, Funny)

192939495969798999 (58312) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466111)

Hey today's space companies, NASA called from 1969 and said you suck!

Gordon "Gordo" Cooper (4, Insightful)

nbvb (32836) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466183)

It is absolutely depressing to me that everyone shows some concern over the ashes of an ACTOR, but ignores the fact that a TRUE SPACE HERO (Gordo Cooper), one of the Mercury 7, was onboard. .... yikes.

Re:Gordon "Gordo" Cooper (0, Flamebait)

SporkLand (225979) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466487)

You know "gordo" is spanish for "fat"? Maybe it was your Gordo who brought the rocket down.

Bet you hadn't thought of that.

Re:Gordon "Gordo" Cooper (2, Insightful)

gilbertopb (1286258) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466565)

I agree with you, but I have gone faraway with "Scotty" and the other actors interpretation. And as a software developer, "Scotty" always was a inspiration point where look to a good quality job. Or to find something that solved the problem, with or without physics laws (computer users ignore the most basic principles...)

Re:Gordon "Gordo" Cooper (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24466567)

don't be silly, no-one's ever actually been into space. this cooper guy must have been an actor too.

Re:Gordon "Gordo" Cooper (1)

Kingrames (858416) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466645)

You made it sound like it was him and not his ashes on board. I mean, not that there'd be a difference now, but still.

Re:Gordon "Gordo" Cooper (1)

Saeger (456549) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466689)

More depressing is that people care about anybody's ashes at all. It's just some worthless carbon/nitrogen/hydrogen/oxgygen/etc leftovers; the valuable pattern of mind was lost (without backup) long ago.

RIP James Doohan (2, Insightful)

gilbertopb (1286258) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466203)

Well, I hope he's have a final mission anyways. The current enginner may be afraid on giving excuses to Scotty personaly. Gordon Cooper, astronaut from the original Mercury 7 was there too. Now, they are anywhere, "lost in space" Will... (sorry bad english).

Anonymous Coward (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#24466223)

I do not have confidence in Space-X, and not just because they are 0-3. Munsk gave a speech shortly after the blowup, and stressed that he would "not skip a beat in execution".

To me, his statement says that schedule is more important than safety. That the next flights will NOT be delayed to double-and-triple check everything, that there will NOT be additional company-wide training in safety, care, and making sure every little thing goes correct.

How many blowups before we are allowed to say that his stated goal of ten-times the existing reliability has failed?

Shouted at the heavens, (1)

Temujin_12 (832986) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466385)

"Whelchy!!!!" [wikipedia.org]

Re:Shouted at the heavens, (1)

user24 (854467) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466585)

I believe "Welshy" would be the correct spelling.

get it? Scotty, being a Scot, from Scotland. Welshy, being Welsh, from Wales. I'm amazed you still found that part of WNFHGB funny, given that it evidently swooped over your head.

Like being made into twice fried rice (1)

croftj (2359) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466661)

Or maybe refried beans

Transporter setting. (1)

jameskojiro (705701) | more than 5 years ago | (#24466711)

Someone set the damn thing for Max Dispersal!!!

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