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Comment Navy flight records for Space Shuttle (Score 4, Funny) 97

I used to work on the system which keep track of Navy flight records. We had to modify it to handle Navy personnel flying on the Space Shuttles. The system only allowed for 99.9 hour flight legs. Since shuttle flights were longer than 100 hours, we had to modify the system to handle them differently if the aircraft was one of the space shuttles. Talk about getting in your flight hours.

Comment Re:Earth Mark II (Score 1) 134

In this replacement Earth we're doing, I've been given Africa to do and, of course I'm doing it with all fjords again because I happen to like them and I'm old-fashioned enough to think they give a lovely 'Baroque' feel to a continent, and they tell me it's not equatorial enough. What does it matter? Science has achieved some wonderful things, I know! But I'd far rather be happy than right any day.

"What people have been reduced to are mere 3-D representations of their own data." -- Arthur Miller