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[–] neodevi 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Who did this? Why do this? So many languages... So many options... And they pick JavaScript.

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[–] TheBuddha [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I am as baffled as you are but figured v/Programming would give their wholehearted approval to such an idea!

Yes, yes I do antagonize this sub for my own amusement at times. I like the curmudgeon responses. They remind me of the peanut gallery on The Muppet Show.

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[–] level_101 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I met a group of people that had been working on a micro-sat. It was running ubuntu and they were using MySQL for data storage.... I was wondering why the hell they thought it was a good idea to put either of those in orbit and they didn't have a good response.

Unfortunately, the rocket exploded on the pad.

Not even joking. I can probably dig up the sources if anyone is really interested. (This was a few years ago).

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[–] TheBuddha [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I love me some Linux, but wouldn't an RTOS that's small and designed for failover and redundancy be a better choice for a satellite?

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[–] level_101 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yes, yes it would be. That is why I was so baffled. It was grant supported and student designed so I almost understood the choices.. But still. I had some pretty basic questions about the system layout/design and they couldn't answer them. "That guy isn't here this year".

Plus. Really? Launching MySQL into orbit is just asking for pain.

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[–] roznak 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I understand the logic, this way you separate dangerous code from messing with your OS. If they developed it in C++ then there is a chance that it compromises the flight systems.

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[–] skruf 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Wannabe web "programmers" at it again!