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who ate all the pies... (1, Redundant)

xirtam_work (560625) | more than 9 years ago | (#11220926)

they did! yum :-)

Re:who ate all the pies... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221064)

lol, what?

Re:who ate all the pies... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221224)

likkle wiley did


($100 says on one on slashdot gets this reference)

New fad diet (5, Funny)

nizo (81281) | more than 9 years ago | (#11220927)

The two U.S. and Russian astronauts on the International Space Station had to rely on a candy-laden diet for five weeks because their predecessors raided the pantry. "Both of us ended up losing a few pounds," U.S. astronaut Leroy Chiao said in a news conference from the station on Wednesday.

I can see it now, the new "candy only space station" diet fad. I can't wait to see how many pounds I lost after eating fudge and chocolate for the past two weeks.

Candy? (2, Interesting)

exhilaration (587191) | more than 9 years ago | (#11220992)

Hmmmm... you know what would suck, getting a cavity or a painful toothache while in orbit.

Re:Candy? (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221195)

you know what would suck, getting a cavity or a painful toothache while in orbit.

More than you'd think. Cavities are extremely sensitive to pressure changes, if the pressure outside them drops, the air inside them can crack the tooth at worst, or hurt a whole hell of a lot as it expands at best.

Re:New fad diet (2, Funny)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221003)

I can see it now, the new "candy only space station" diet fad. I can't wait to see how many pounds I lost after eating fudge and chocolate for the past two weeks.

Call it the Dentist Diet, because you'll lose a few teeth to it, too and maybe develope diabetes.

i can just see it, paris hilton showing great care and concern for all the unfortunate spacers, just before she goes down on ... uh ... a big candy cane.

Re:New fad diet (1)

zymurgyboy (532799) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221021)

The two U.S. and Russian astronauts on the International Space Station had to rely on a candy-laden diet for five weeks because their predecessors raided the pantry. "Both of us ended up losing a few pounds," U.S. astronaut Leroy Chiao said in a news conference from the station on Wednesday.

I guess we know which option they probably wouldn't be selecting in the poll [slashdot.org] at this point.

Re:New fad diet (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221208)

don't you mean PACKING fudge?

fp! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11220933)

first post. stupid iss fatasses shouldnt chomp so much.

It is GW's fault. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11220935)

Perhaps Bush should have allowed Nasa to speand enough monie to feed teh astronuts.

Re:It is GW's fault. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221169)

I agree, it is Bush's fault. He spent to much trying to free other countries, he could have been feeding our starving astronauts.

I don't know, (0, Redundant)

DoraLives (622001) | more than 9 years ago | (#11220940)

what the problem was with these whiners. I mean, it's not like they couldn't just get in the car and drive down to the 7-eleven, right?

Re:I don't know, (3, Funny)

exhilaration (587191) | more than 9 years ago | (#11220959)

Dude, there's no 7-eleven near the ISS! But I hear Starbucks is opening three locations there any day now.

Re:I don't know, (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221108)

They were a short shuttle ride away from a Blake's 7-11, though...

News for nerds. From 2 days ago. (0, Flamebait)

chopper749 (574759) | more than 9 years ago | (#11220941)

What happened to this place?

Re:News for nerds. From 2 days ago. (0, Offtopic)

wwest4 (183559) | more than 9 years ago | (#11220984)

> by chopper749 (574759)
> What happened to this place?

It jumped the shark, comment-wise, way before you even signed up for your current account. Before I did, for that matter.

Re:News for nerds. From 2 days ago. (1)

finkployd (12902) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221231)

It jumped the shark, comment-wise, way before you even signed up for your current account. Before I did, for that matter.

I think it started right about the time I got my account. No coincidence I am sure.

anus (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11220943)

ass

Re:anus (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11220976)

I like your anus, can I touch it?

Good thing I'm not an astronaut... (-1, Troll)

mOoZik (698544) | more than 9 years ago | (#11220948)

...otherwise, I'd eat everything and everyone in the station! [houseoffusion.com]

Mod me Funny...you know you want to... ;)

please mod parent down (0, Offtopic)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 9 years ago | (#11220970)

I'm trying to eat here and a picture of a naked fat man is putting me off my breakfast.

Re:please mod parent down (3, Funny)

Anonymous Custard (587661) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221055)

I'm trying to eat here and a picture of a naked fat man is putting me off my breakfast.

Haven't you heard? The "picture a naked fat man" technique is the latest diet craze!

Re:please mod parent down (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221109)

I am that naked fat man. It's tough being me. Eating all day and jacking off at porn.

Re:please mod parent down (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221137)

I am that naked fat man. It's tough being me. Eating all day and jacking off at porn.

Dad???

Re:please mod parent down (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221148)

Son??

And In Other News... (4, Funny)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 9 years ago | (#11220949)

The previous crew beat up the current crew for their lunch money.

vice president cheney was appalled, "that should have gone to halliburton!"

Re:And In Other News... (4, Funny)

stupidfoo (836212) | more than 9 years ago | (#11220975)

dude... 2004 called, they want their joke back...

Oh wait - it's still December. Oh well, carry on.

Re:And In Other News... (1)

Icarus1919 (802533) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221192)

We'll get back to you on the joke being over once money stops being funneled to Halliburton in backdoor deals...

Re:And In Other News... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221214)

he doesnt work there and hasnt in a long time.

it is immaterial how much money they make, they already owe him and have to pay that for work done (it's called basic accounting)

outside of them going out of business he doesnt get more money or less money dependign on how well they do.

Roomate problems (1)

rednip (186217) | more than 9 years ago | (#11220952)

I can really relate, I've had roommates eat my food before. Grazing for food was practically a sport in some of the houses which I have lived.

Re:Roomate problems (1)

detour207 (838058) | more than 9 years ago | (#11220985)

I had the same problem except my roommates would eat all the munchies and leave all the healthy crap not the other way around.

Re:Roomate problems (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221117)

In my household, no one touches the tofu or soy milk (which meant everyone ate my food instead).

Re:Roomate problems (2, Funny)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221139)

I can really relate, I've had roommates eat my food before. Grazing for food was practically a sport in some of the houses which I have lived.

Wait until that shit's happening in your workplace and see how people feel about it.

At a job, years ago, someone pinched a woman's food and she sent out a decidely angry company-wide email, threatening to put rat poison in her food next time. It was all rather amusing, especially when the execs tried to play it down with a follow-up email

can't we all just get along?

Re:Roomate problems (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221141)

3 words for you.

Milk chocolate laxatives.

Re:Roomate problems (1)

Snowdog668 (227784) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221239)

This reminds me of growing up with my sibs. My brother would come home from school and take out the big salad bowl. Into that went a whole box of cereal and a half gallon of milk. That was just the after school snack. Mom would only shop on Saturdays so in general the cupboards were bare by Thursday. How he didn't end up 500+ pounds is beyond me. I of course only weighed about 140 pounds when I graduated highschool. I don't think I ever saw a leftover until I was 15 (when he went away to college). My wife thinks it's weird that I can still get by on one meal a day. :)

Re:Roomate problems (1)

TykeClone (668449) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221273)

I'm starting to get this at home with the kids. All of the good leftovers (that I'll try to get for lunch!) are gone by the time I get home to eat.

heh (4, Funny)

boschmorden (610937) | more than 9 years ago | (#11220963)

the astronauts should have done a better job labeling the food in the fridge! damn, i hate when people eat my food at work that i put in there.

Re:heh (1)

EaterOfDog (759681) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221114)

We used to have a woman who worked for us who would go to the fridge, get someones sandwich and take a HUGE bite out of it. Then she would rewrap it and put it back. I think maybe she had some food issues.

Re:heh (1, Funny)

bwy (726112) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221254)

Nah, they just need a space station linebacker. Perhaps Terry Tate, office linebacker, has a brother or something in need of work.

Haven't RTFA, but... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11220966)

I bet it's because the Americans were such greedy, fuckin' fat bastards. (Same reason the Russians are now asking for a rocket fuel contribution for NASA astronaughts weighing over a half-ton)

Re:Haven't RTFA, but... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11220991)

Suck my fat american cock.

Re:Haven't RTFA, but... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221128)

Can I really?! Please? I haven't got my daily cock intake yet.

I don't believe it! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11220973)

Wait wait wait.

You mean the food is missing because someone ate it?

It wasn't an advanced plasma-based alien civilization surrounding the ship and impregnating it with mysterious "digester rays" that convert protein into a subatomic substance capable of passing through metal? So they could slowly feed their young without being noticed?

And it's not the case that the crew's flesh is immune to this only because of a freak coincidence based on the structure of their nylon garments and a compound exuded by the human body when weightless?

And that even as I type this the hungry life forms are growing and preparing to use the same mysterious force in reverse to manifest themselves before the shocked and frightened crew? Broadcast live around the globe so we may all be terrified to witness a strange new life form consume the human astronauts before our very eyes like drinking juice through a straw, leaving the indigestible compounds suspended in midair suggesting just the shape of a former living, breathing human before disappating to the four corners of the ship as surviving crew members weep and pull heir hair in terror, not wanting to be the next to issue the blood-curdling screams?

I think they should double-check. Just in case.

Re:I don't believe it! (1)

myukew (823565) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221240)

of course the aliens have mind-control beams too, so I wouldn't trust those "news".

I for one welcome our new plasma-based overlords"

Re:I don't believe it! (1)

superdude72 (322167) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221284)

Don't worry. Spock's unique Vulcan physiology will enable him to survive and save the crew in the last 5 minutes. I call this "Deus ex Vulcana."

You Fat Sons 'a bitches! (1)

mekkab (133181) | more than 9 years ago | (#11220981)

We can't just 'order a pizza' up here!
And this 'air cassarole' isn't gonna tide me over much longer! When I get back down there its knucle sandwiches for all of ya!

Re:You Fat Sons 'a bitches! (1)

adeydas (837049) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221277)

what no mc. donalds on a billion dollar space shuttle, you gotta be kidding me.

So... (1)

thewldisntenuff (778302) | more than 9 years ago | (#11220986)

Youre telling me an entire, $X billion space station could possibly been lost cause the last guys in the place ate too much?

Youd think thered be better safeguards for that kind of stuff....Meh.

-thewldisntenuff

Re:So... (0)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221174)

Youre telling me an entire, $X billion space station could possibly been lost cause the last guys in the place ate too much?

You forget that everything is accounted for, as weight, rather mass, is critical. Probably one of those english-metric foul-ups again, damn schools in the USA still teaching lengths of kings noses and shit like that. Small wonder some schools are pushing back the clock on evolution.

Because... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11220989)

In space, no-one can hear your stomach rumble

Wh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11220990)

Beware! I dont think so. A b c

who is going to restructure NASA? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11220999)

This is a small thing, logistics that are highly important and yet the management at NASA was able to completely screw it up.

I have a great Idea, let's sell NASA to a private company, maybe they would have the balls to continue into space and do their jobs instead of screwing around with politics and allow the engineers and scientists to do their jobs?

cripes, sending a crew to the ISS and not making sure there is enough food? Now I would be concerned by the water supplies and Oxygen up there, if the NASA management is incompetent enough to allow problems with the food, then more important factors are certianly at risk.

and YES, this is a management issue, it is management's responsibility to make sure things are right.

they need to fire the lot of them with extreme predijuice and hire a new batch that can do the job.

Re:who is going to restructure NASA? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221236)

Fast-forward to the near future. A privatized ISS:

Management: "Yeah, well... if we win this here lawsuit, you'll get fed.

Crew: "Uhh..."

Managemet: "Don't you dare complain! Do you know how many minimum-wage AstroPepsiNauts we've got down here who'd kill to eat a Crud-O-Bar in space! Don't think you're special!"

New sponsors (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221001)

Leggo my Eggo or Who's been drinking all the koolaid?

not surprising... (5, Funny)

sci50514 (722502) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221009)

the previous ISS crew are Americ... never mind.... :)

Re:not surprising... (2, Insightful)

iocat (572367) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221135)

The previous crew [w5rrr.org] were Gennady Padalka (RN3DT) and Edward "Fat Mike" Fincke (KE5AIT).

Reality is, it's easy to blame the last crew, but it might have been the cumulative effects of multiple crews' snacking.

Re:not surprising... (2, Informative)

AbbyNormal (216235) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221285)

Now now, if you want to get technical, the previous crew consisted of 2 Europeans and 1 American.

See here" [nasa.gov] for more information.

damn capitalist pigs (1)

adolfojp (730818) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221012)

I bet that the russians are back home reading this article and saying something like damn capitalist pigs!

:-) Cheers,
Adolfo

Re:damn capitalist pigs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221256)

Ya, except that it was the Russian commander who requested and recieved permission to eat the next crew's food, -and- who is said to have consumed the vast majority of what food was pilfered from the oncoming crew's stores.

I read this article YESTERDAY (0, Offtopic)

Ma$$acre (537893) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221034)

I'm all for the site earning enough to survive, but the information on /. is typically outdated unless it's really fringe.

NASA LIED!!! The fat guy is blaming the previous! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221035)

NASA LIED!!! The fat guy is blaming the previous crew even though THESE guys actually raided themselves and did not record everything.

What a collosal con job.

did you SEE the video of these two (not SNL joke, the real photo) the heavier guy GAINED WEIGHT on this job!!! no kidding.

i am fat, but at least i would not lie and pass blame on previous crew.

Re:NASA LIED!!! The fat guy is blaming the previou (1)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221203)

NASA LIED!!! The fat guy is blaming the previous crew even though THESE guys actually raided themselves and did not record everything

It was probably that fat Pooh astronaut who got caught in the airlock after eating too much hunny.

Didn't think NASA got so lax (4, Insightful)

l2718 (514756) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221039)

The previous crew "had permission to [eat the food] but did not record how much they had eaten".

Used to be NASA was the most anal-retentive organization in the world. Their safety record and results were nothing short of amazing. Then they made the (right, IMHO) decision to do things more cheaply with the understanding that things won't always work out.

However, is this a good way to run manned missions?

Re:Didn't think NASA got so lax (2, Interesting)

mabu (178417) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221209)

I think it's naive to assume you can't be both anal-retentive and economical.

NASA's problem is that the organization has been orphaned by administrations that have no love for science, and it has therefore morphed into a political/business entity that is no longer capable of even accomplishing what it did in the 60s.

oh great (2, Insightful)

bludstone (103539) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221060)

This will do wonders to combat the stereotype of americans as lazy fatasses.

Unfortunatly, the stereotype is fairly true. Its a serious health epidemic.

Meal in a Pill? (1)

digitalghost1 (756043) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221065)

What the hell don't they have a meal in a pill? Meat and Potatoes? That should be banned anywhere beyond 50 miles from the ground.

Re:Meal in a Pill? (1)

Chandon Seldon (43083) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221255)

"Food Pills" are a way more complex problem than you'd expect them to be at first glance.

In the food you eat every day, you need to get the following:

Raw calories. Protein. Vitamins and Minerals. Fiber. Eithor sufficient volume to dilute / use your stomach acid or antacids. Various other stuff that's less well known / studied.

Now, food pills would be an interesting and useful line of research, but that research would be best done here on earth where it doesn't cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to give the research subjects an emergency sandwich if a test fails.

body mass (1)

pedroloco (778593) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221095)

"Both of us ended up losing a few pounds," U.S. astronaut Leroy Chiao said in a news conference from the station on Wednesday. "We looked at it as kind of a challenge, kind of a camping adventure, roughing it I guess."

Didn't Chiao and Sharipov lose more than just a few pounds by being launched into a microgravity environment?

And how do orbiting astro/cosmo-nauts determine their body mass? Seriously....

Re:body mass (1)

jthayden (811997) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221201)

You could take a known force and push them and measure the acceleration, which would then allow you to calculate their mass.

I don't know that they really care though, more likely is they just float around and don't care until they come home. It's kind of like when anyone takes a vacation, you don't weigh yourself while you're gone.

My roomates (2, Funny)

Momoru (837801) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221115)

This totally happened with me and my old roomates, thats why you gotta put your name on those food packets or Vladimir will totally eat your liquid potato chips when he gets high.

News indeed (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221145)

Eating causes food shortage -- just news.
Eating causes food shortage... in space! -- news for nerds.

Dominos do we deliver? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221160)

Does the 30 minute rule apply? I mean pizza every night gets boring but it's better than nothing.

Interesting what was left (4, Interesting)

ewanrg (446949) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221161)

What I find interesting was that the previous crew hadn't snacked in the traditional sense - but had actually eaten more "good" food and left the snacks behind.

Which brings up the question of whether you get more cravings for calcium and protein as the body reacts to the effects of zero-g, or if it just says something about the preferences of the previous crew?

FWIW,
Ewan

---

Yes I have a blog [blogspot.com] - deal with it :-)

"Both of us ended up losing a few pounds" (1)

beef curtains (792692) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221183)

I want to know how they managed that on a diet of candy & desserts.

I must be doing something wrong, because when I subsist on crap, my ass & gut get bigger.

I think there's best-selling diet book potential there.

Coming up next ... Donner Pass at Mars (5, Funny)

creimer (824291) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221193)

If the ISS crew can't be trusted to restrain their appetites, what's going to happen on a trip to Mars (where half the crew might be in suspended animation)? Donner Party Cookbook [prweb.com]

Next week on Survivor: ISS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11221230)

Sounds like Survivor... now, who will be voted out next week on, Survivor. "One of the other tribe-mates ate all the food; now we have to drink our own pee."

Don't they have the SPACE to store their food???

Old Mother Hubble (2, Funny)

mrux (776110) | more than 9 years ago | (#11221233)

the previous ISS crew consumed food meant for the other crew. "They had permission to do that but did not record how much they had eaten".

Now THAT'S not rocket science.
Rocket science is for getting you to the empty cupboard.

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