Report: The Hubble Telescope is Running off my home PC – From 1999.

So the Hubble is broken again, and its running of a redundant system to keep it going.

Sadly that system is powered by a 486 – pre-pentium processor. The same kind in my home PC from 1999. I remember writing an essay about Roman Empire in word, it crashing about 4 times, and the s-l-o-w..ness of copy/pate (did I just admit that I copy/pasted and essay?).
Nice Job NASA.


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