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138 comments

She's alive (5, Funny)

Oswald McWeany (2428506) | more than 2 years ago | (#38150932)

She's alive? I felt sure being a probe it had to be part of a male.

Re:She's alive (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38150960)

No see, MEN are from Mars, and that's why the female probe is headed there.

Re:She's alive (5, Funny)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151102)

Maybe the probe has realized that it's a lesbian and doesn't want to go to Mars, and wants to reroute to Venus instead? Maybe it's been sitting up there in silent introspection and is now ready to come out of the closet to ground control. I'm sure they'll be proud and supportive no matter which planet it wants to go to.

Re:She's alive (1)

KiloByte (825081) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151176)

Lesbians on Mars? Ok unless you're afraid of spiders [adultswim.com] (parody not porn).

Re:She's alive (2)

Bucc5062 (856482) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151220)

No way. Just when you think, "There is no way the internet has that combination" someone sends a link. Lesbians Spider Queens on Mars..I'm blown away.

Re:She's alive (2)

bobaferret (513897) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151304)

But the deeper question is can we Rule 34 this?

Re:She's alive (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151372)

Well I don't know about martian lesbian spider porn, but I know for a fact there is straight giant mutant spider porn...these are the things that you learn when you browse SomethingAwful.

Re:She's alive (2)

bobaferret (513897) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151416)

The answer is a yes. followed by a "thank god for the Japanese" and a "I'd always wondered what happened to Courtney Love"

Re:She's alive (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151758)

Don't forget Tori Spelling. Just look her in the big bulgey eyes and say she wouldn't implant an egg sac in your abdomen.

Re:She's alive (3, Funny)

bobaferret (513897) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151930)

Only if she used her chin to do it... I always thought that she and Bruce Campbell should get together. Great Now I have this image of Tori Spelling as a Giant Spider queen on Mars using her furry pincher covered chin to implant eggs sacs in Bruce Campbell while he reaches for his BFG. All the while he's laughing uncontrollably because having someone dig their chin into your stomach is quite ticklish. Obviously Sam Raimi would have to direct...

Re:She's alive (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38150968)

Welcome to the 21:st century, where we have strapon probes. Now, bend over, boyfriend!

Re:She's alive (4, Funny)

discord5 (798235) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151024)

She's alive? I felt sure being a probe it had to be part of a male.

It got lost in our solar system and phoned home for directions... What gender do you think it has?

I'd make a joke about reading maps, but I'd feel old, so I'll skip that... Damn kids and their GPS shinies...

Re:She's alive (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38151552)

This comment and its children are taking up 75% of the thread, huh.

What happened, Slashdot?

Re:She's alive (3, Informative)

Wyatt Earp (1029) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151956)

Western navies refer to vessels as famine, Russia always has refereed to them as masculine.

So in this case, Phobos Grunt would be a "he".

Re:She's alive (1)

gstoddart (321705) | more than 2 years ago | (#38152008)

Western navies refer to vessels as famine

LOL ... I'm guessing you meant feminine.

Re:She's alive (1)

Wyatt Earp (1029) | more than 2 years ago | (#38152044)

Frack me for posting from work and in a hurry, yea feminine.

Re:She's alive (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38152768)

Russia always has refereed to them as masculine.

Yes, but word "probe" in Russian has feminine gender.

And the message is... (1)

TheDarkMaster (1292526) | more than 2 years ago | (#38150954)

... "I'm back"?

Re:And the message is... (5, Funny)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151016)

... "I'm back"?

Nope - more along the lines of `I have a bunch of volitile hydrazine, a computer capable of calculating ballistic trajectories and a bad attitude. You'd best welcome your new Overlord.'

Re:And the message is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38151126)

I for one welcome our new pissedofflostprobe overlord

Re:And the message is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38151676)

Shodan 0.1? Is that you?

Gives a whole other meaning to "Being unstable as hell". ;)

Re:And the message is... (1)

ducomputergeek (595742) | more than 2 years ago | (#38153064)

Greetings. I am the Monitor of Installation 04. I am 343 Guilty Spark. Last time, you asked me, if it was my choice, would I do it? Having had considerable time to ponder your query, my answer has not changed. There is no choice. We must activate the ring.

Re:And the message is... (1, Offtopic)

bogaboga (793279) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151018)

... "I'm back"?

No, you missed something important!

In full, the message was, "I am back, send some vodka, fast!"

Re:And the message is... (5, Funny)

NatasRevol (731260) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151274)

"Hello, I am Peggy"

Re:And the message is... (1)

VIPERsssss (907375) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151402)

spittake.jpg

Re:And the message is... (5, Funny)

heypete (60671) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151476)

No, probably something like "LAUNCH PHASE COMPLETE. PRESS ENTER TO CONTINUE.", but it only accepts input from the on-board keyboard.

Re:And the message is... (1)

Nethemas the Great (909900) | more than 2 years ago | (#38152490)

I thought they were just looking for the "ANY" key...

Re:And the message is... (1)

Jason Levine (196982) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151544)

No, the message was: "I'm not dead yet. I feel fine. I think I'll go for a walk... er, float. I feel happy. I feel happy."

Re:And the message is... (5, Funny)

ediron2 (246908) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151616)

No, the message was:

"Ahhh! Woooh! What's happening? Who am I? Why am I here? What's my purpose in life? What do I mean by who am I? Okay okay, calm down calm down get a grip now. Ooh, this is an interesting sensation. What is it? ... And what's this thing coming toward me very fast? So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding name like 'Ow', 'Ownge', 'Round', 'Grunt'! That's it! Grunt! Ha!

I wonder if it'll be friends with me?"

Admit it, "Phobos Grunt" sounds like Douglas Adams jokingly came up with the name.

Re:And the message is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38151638)

For phobos-grunt shouldn't it be more along the lines of "ugh"?

Re:And the message is... (1)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 2 years ago | (#38152204)

V'ger requires the information. Why will you not provide V'ger with the information?

Re:And the message is... (1)

scottrocket (1065416) | more than 2 years ago | (#38153014)

V'Ger wishes to join with the creator.

Re:And the message is... (2)

freman (843586) | more than 2 years ago | (#38153256)

Keyboard error - Press F1 to continue.

Phobos-Grunt's message (4, Funny)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | more than 2 years ago | (#38150964)

The transmission from Phobos-Grunt was rather cryptic - it consisted only of the line "I will tear off my clothes for Putin".

Re:Phobos-Grunt's message (5, Funny)

camperdave (969942) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151002)

The transmission from Phobos-Grunt was rather cryptic - it consisted only of the line "I will tear off my clothes for Putin".

All the French Canadians are excited, and miffed about the misspelling of poutine.

Re:Phobos-Grunt's message (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38152240)

Euuuh... non pas vraiment.

Re:Phobos-Grunt's message (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38152278)

I take offence to this comment.
I live in the prairies (Saskatchewan) and i enjoy poutine. I am the furthest thing from a "French Canadian".

Re:Phobos-Grunt's message (2, Insightful)

SleazyRidr (1563649) | more than 2 years ago | (#38153570)

His comment in no way implies that you cannot also be simultaneously excited, miffed and aroused.

ISR (5, Funny)

Cigarra (652458) | more than 2 years ago | (#38150970)

In Soviet Russia, the probe phones YOU!

Oh wait...

Re:ISR (4, Interesting)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151186)

You've got to wonder. The NASA Curiosity probe is due to launch soon. As usual Fox News [foxnews.com] has it completely wrong. They think it's going to be a race. They don't understand artificial intelligence (or much of any other intelligence, for that matter).

The truth is much, much scarier. Phobos / Grunt is just 'waiting' for it's friend. They've been chatting with each other over the Internet over their long gestations. They have a plan. Just watch, Curiosity is going to have 'communication problems'. We won't be able to talk to either one.

Until it's too late.

Re:ISR (1)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151224)

The truth is much, much scarier. Phobos / Grunt is just 'waiting' for it's friend. They've been chatting with each other over the Internet over their long gestations. They have a plan. Just watch, Curiosity is going to have 'communication problems'. We won't be able to talk to either one.

Until it's too late.

Ground Control to Major Tom...

Re:ISR (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38151262)

"They don't understand artificial intelligence (or much of any other intelligence, for that matter)."

Hello! Its *FOX* were talking about here. It would fail a turing test if done on them.

Re:ISR (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38151838)

Mod up please

Re:ISR (1)

SoVi3t (633947) | more than 2 years ago | (#38152288)

I can't believe it took THIS long for a Soviet Russia joke for shame, /.

Needs more chainsaw (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38150982)

n/t

why does this story have Crocodile Dundee's hat? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38151038)

completely off-topic, but why is the image/icon of Crocodile Dundee's hat attached to this Slashdot story?

Re:why does this story have Crocodile Dundee's hat (2)

Shatrat (855151) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151072)

Because Perth is in Australia, see TFSummary.

Re:why does this story have Crocodile Dundee's hat (1)

Eggbloke (1698408) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151088)

>a tracking station in Perth, Australia, picked up a signal from the ailing spacecraft.

I guess it gets put there automatically if a story gets tagged with 'austrailia'

Re:why does this story have Crocodile Dundee's hat (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151104)

completely off-topic, but why is the image/icon of Crocodile Dundee's hat attached to this Slashdot story?

The tracking station in Perth, Australia picked it up. As close as Slashcode can get to Australia is Crocodile Dundee (as, opposed to, for example, Nicole Kidman). Which brings up another OT point, how come we don't have a Russian icon. A samovar with Putin's face worked into it? A double eagle with Putin's face worked into it? Anything with Putin's face worked into it?

Re:why does this story have Crocodile Dundee's hat (1)

Fallingcow (213461) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151218)

how come we don't have a Russian icon. A samovar with Putin's face worked into it? A double eagle with Putin's face worked into it? Anything with Putin's face worked into it?

How about a picture of Sean Connery?

Re:why does this story have Crocodile Dundee's hat (3, Funny)

powerlord (28156) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151866)

how come we don't have a Russian icon. A samovar with Putin's face worked into it? A double eagle with Putin's face worked into it? Anything with Putin's face worked into it?

How about a picture of Sean Connery?

With Putin's face worked into it?

Re:why does this story have Crocodile Dundee's hat (1)

cryoman23 (1646557) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151112)

cowboy Neil decided to take on crocodiles :)

Re:List of Slashdot Topic Icons (3, Informative)

Jeng (926980) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151350)

Just an FYI, here is a link to Slashdots topic icons. I have been checking this site out for nearly a decade and I don't think I have seen one third of these actually used.

http://slashdot.org/topics.shtml [slashdot.org]

The Mars icon or the Space icons could also have been used for this topic.

Re:why does this story have Crocodile Dundee's hat (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38152226)

completely off-topic, but why is the image/icon of Crocodile Dundee's hat attached to this Slashdot story?

That's not a probe.
This is a probe.

I can here it sining this in space: (5, Funny)

Konster (252488) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151122)

I've experiments to run.
There is research to be done.
On the people who are
still alive.
And believe me I am
still alive.
I'm doing science and I'm
still alive.
I feel fantastic and I'm
still alive.
While you're dying I'll be
still alive.
And when you're dead I will be
still alive.

Still alive.

Still alive.

Re:I can here it sining this in space: (1)

tom17 (659054) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151212)

Glad I finally got round to playing it last week now :)

Re:I can here it sining this in space: (1)

n1ckml007 (683046) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151230)

Give yourself a high-five. Hmm, that reminds me I wonder how Portal 2 is ?!

Re:I can here it sining this in space: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38151540)

To me, the humor made me think a a bunch of Google employees wrote the script.

Re:I can here it sining this in space: (1)

tom17 (659054) | more than 2 years ago | (#38152304)

I was choosing between Portal or Portal 2. I think I am glad I went with Portal, especially given the $10 vs $30 price tag :)

Re:I can here it sining this in space: (1)

n1ckml007 (683046) | more than 2 years ago | (#38152558)

I'm making a note here: huge success!

Re:I can here it sining this in space: (2)

tom17 (659054) | more than 2 years ago | (#38152664)

You know what, it's fun being 'that guy' from XKCD :)

http://xkcd.com/606/ [xkcd.com]

Re:I can here it sining this in space: (1)

n1ckml007 (683046) | more than 2 years ago | (#38152732)

Randall ?

Re:I can here it sining this in space: (1)

tom17 (659054) | more than 2 years ago | (#38152984)

BENTON!!!

Re:I can here it sining this in space: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38152910)

Steam heard you--Portal 2 is on sale for $10.19

Stupid steam sales, take all my monies.

Intelligent (5, Interesting)

drwho (4190) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151132)

It would be nice if someone had something intelligent to say about this. All I've got is questions, but perhaps I haven't read all the relevant dox. 1) Was the Perth station able to locate the probe? Is its current trajectory now known? If so, does this mean communication can be restored, and perhaps it can be recovered? I mean, the mission recovered, not bringing the spacecraft back down to Earth.

Re:Intelligent (1)

Bucc5062 (856482) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151232)

(I agree) You must be new here.

Re:Intelligent (1, Insightful)

Stoutlimb (143245) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151318)

He has a 4 digit user id. He was probably one of the first here.

Re:Intelligent (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38151380)

He must be senile in his old age then.

/5 digit (~45k) senile user

Re:Intelligent (3, Interesting)

drwho (4190) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151532)

Yeah, kinda senile then. Hopefully only temporarily. Blame the cough medicine, I've been fighting the flu. What should I expect. Well, the good thing about Slashdot is not the average quality of comments, but those very few from people who are actually in the know about a given topic. Yes, I know, a needle in the haystack.

I've read more about the Phobos-Grunt and it seems as though there is only a small chance that it can be salvaged. I can still hope. Though I am no fan of the Russian or Chinese governments, I strongly support space exploration by any country and hope that global co-operation is available to the Russians for their efforts.

Re:Intelligent (4, Informative)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 2 years ago | (#38152452)

About the only useful thing I've found is this (from the Christian Science Monitor [csmonitor.com] )

In addition, ground stations didn't have orbital information accurate enough to allow them to aim their highly directional antennas with any precision, ESA officials explained on Wednesday. So ESA added a small, wider-angle antenna to its 15-meter dish near Perth to try to communicate with the craft.

and

In the end, the reason for the radio blackout appears to be that the craft's transmitter was off. Russian engineers used the wide-angle antenna at Perth to transmit commands that activated the transmitter when the craft passed within the antenna's coverage zone. Phobos-Grunt returned the favor and began sending telemetry back for analysis, according to ESA.

So, if that is indeed the case, it's certainly possible that the satellite can be re oriented and controlled. They only have a couple of days to shuffle it into the loop that would get them to Mars but they could at least do something with it (aside from nuking Washington, DC which would be my first choice).

Re:Intelligent (3, Informative)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 2 years ago | (#38152550)

And one more bit [parabolicarc.com]

In the past few days, ESA’s 15 m-diameterPerth dish was modified by the addition of a ‘feedhorn’ antenna at the side of the main dish so as to transmit very low-power signals over a wide angle in the hopes of triggering a response from the satellite.

Re:Intelligent (1)

Bucc5062 (856482) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151428)

I really should not try humor, it is never understood. Note the (I agree) before hand...sheesh :-/

Re:Intelligent (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38152548)

(I agree)

Re:Intelligent (5, Informative)

Shadow2097 (561710) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151302)

The location/position of the probe has been known almost from the beginning. It was never that they couldn't find it, the problem was that the booster pack that was supposed to send the probe on to Mars never fired and the probe wasn't responding to the Russian's radio commands. What has changed in the last day is that receivers here on Earth are finally picking up radio signals from the probe itself, indicating that it is still alive and at least theoretically operational. Telemetry hasn't yet been received, but now there is a possibility we can communicate with it and try to diagnose the failures it suffered. As for if it can be recovered, I've not heard a definitive answer on this. One source will say the window has already closed, another says it's open until sometime in December. The window can probably be extended if they have enough fuel to try some exotic gravity assist with the Earth or Moon, but if it hasn't already passed it will soon.

Re:Intelligent (4, Informative)

Zoxed (676559) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151660)

From ESA [esa.int] "A major problem was that the spacecraft's orbit was not accurately known, whereas ground stations normally require very accurate position information for pointing due to the antenna size."

Re:Intelligent (1)

interval1066 (668936) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151934)

...for pointing due to the antenna size."

And now the Russians know what the rest of the world knew- do not contract with Comcast to provide internet connectivity.

Re:Intelligent (5, Informative)

mbone (558574) | more than 2 years ago | (#38152464)

It's not really the position, it's the signal strength. In low Earth orbit the orbit can be (and routinely is [heavens-above.com] ) determined from radar and optical observations without any cooperation from the spacecraft at all. The dish at Perth is 15 meters. At 10 cm wavelength, it has a beamwidth of order 7 milliradian, so at 300 km range they need about 2 km orbital accuracy for pointing, which should be easily achievable.

Note, from the same ESA press release :

In the past few days, ESA's 15 m-diameter Perth dish was modified by the addition of a 'feedhorn' antenna at the side of the main dish so as to transmit very low-power signals over a wide angle in the hopes of triggering a response from the satellite.

This wasn't about pointing the antenna, it was about lowering the signal power. The omni-directional antenna on the spacecraft is intended for use in deep space and was probably being saturated by full power blasts from regular tracking stations. It needed to be "tickled" by something weaker.

Kudos to ESA for doing this. You can bet this was a major effort at the ground station. The feedhorn receiver was probably jury-rigged from spare parts, and probably took days of round the clock work to install and get operational.
 

Re:Intelligent (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38153424)

whenever you're feeling cynical and burned out about the future of the planet, just go back and read this post.

Re:Intelligent (2)

mbone (558574) | more than 2 years ago | (#38152572)

One source will say the window has already closed, another says it's open until sometime in December.

Given that Mars Science Laboratory has yet to launch, and intends to use the same window, I suspect that there is still a chance.

The Grunt spacecraft has a given delta V available and was intended to use a particular window, which may be closing / have closed for that delta-V, but now the question is not "can Grunt get to Mars quickly and efficiently" but "can Grunt get to Mars at all," and I bet the answer to that is yes. I would look into Moon gravity assists, Earth gravity assists, and even Venus gravity assists.

Re:Intelligent (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38151316)

Intelligence in this universe (by that I mean slashdot)... puhleeze.

She phoned home to say that she's still mad about what was said on the launch pad - something about the tail-fins making her ass look big. She'll call again once she's either found an outlet mall or a big tub of hagen daz.

Re:Intelligent (0)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151446)

It would be nice if someone had something intelligent to say about this.

Well, apparently to catch the message at all, the ionic frequency had to be inverted to align the stream lattice with the high gain antenna of the probe. Without this the electromagnetic overcharge was too high and would polarize the signal above the neutron density carrier.

you are welcome.

Re:Intelligent (0)

Nrrqshrr (1879148) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151510)

"It would be nice if someone had something intelligent to say about this."
First time I spend all my mod points on funny comments. I ain't complaining.

Re:Intelligent (1)

Thing 1 (178996) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151636)

It would be nice if someone had something intelligent to say about this.

"...and pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space, 'cause there's bugger all down here on Earth."

Re:Intelligent (1, Insightful)

mbone (558574) | more than 2 years ago | (#38152088)

The probe was never lost. It is a large object in low Earth orbit; its trajectory is known perfectly well [heavens-above.com] . (Right now it appears to be over Tahiti, for example.)

What it was was uncommunicative. A spacecraft that says nothing is essentially hopeless, unless you want to send someone up there to grab it. Now that it is talking, there may be a chance to save the mission.

Re:Intelligent (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38153518)

It would be nice if someone had something intelligent to say about this.

Yes, the person who wrote the summary is obviously not aware that the Russian refer to their vessels with male pronouns, not female.

Oh, not the right question? Sorry, that's all I got for you. Well, and 42 of course.

New SCADA Commands (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38151148)

The cyber hackers changed the commands and they just downloaded the new code. Welcome Back!

Re:New SCADA Commands (2, Funny)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151254)

So who wants to bet on what the next message will be?

1. "Reach your hardon to the stars with CHEAP VIAGRA"
2. "SatelliteFix has detected errors! Enter credit card number to repair satellite."
3. "You accidentally the whole security, we haz ur satellite. U jelly, spacefags? Yeah, u jelly. NYANSAT AWAAAAAY!"

Re:New SCADA Commands (2, Funny)

LtGordon (1421725) | more than 2 years ago | (#38152658)

4. "Single, sexy ladies are waiting for you in Interplanetary Transit!"

V'ger (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38151328)

Ahhhhh...run for your lives. Or better : we need a bald girl and a machine girl loving guy to calm down V'ger.
V'ger comes back and digitizes all of us.

Am I the only one... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38151356)

Am I the only one paranoid enough to wonder if the "probe" was supposed to end up in earth orbit? Maybe not in this case, but wouldn't the best surprise attack be something that appears to be an embarrassing failure?

Nope (0)

kdogg73 (771674) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151496)

Chuck Testa [youtube.com]

dangers of anthropomorphology (1)

callmebill (1917294) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151678)

Reading things like "she was lost" and "she's finally sent a weak signal" and stuff like that make me sad and want to send a rescue mission to save this hunk of metal and hydrazine flying through space.

Nothing yet from K'Breel ... (1)

Kittenman (971447) | more than 2 years ago | (#38151736)

I wait for comments ... a do many other fans.

Too many unoriginal Portal references (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38151810)

Not appropriate at all. Nothing about this relates to the Portal world. Doom references are far more appropriate.

They should use the Moon (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38151982)

They should use the moon as the stable point in the sky to help them track and navigate it. I'm not sure if they have that kind of technical know how, it sounds like its a fairly new dish.

Woot! (1)

tsa (15680) | more than 2 years ago | (#38152290)

Need I say more?

What was the message? (1)

Pepebuho (167300) | more than 2 years ago | (#38153344)

I've fallen, and can't get up!!

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  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
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