Discussion in 'Ham Radio Life' started by G0VQY, Sep 23, 2021.
Why do astronauts use Linux?
Because you can't open windows in space
I just learned yesterday that one of the professors in my college (in my field of study) was actually an astronaut. I was walking around in that building for 4 years not knowing there was somebody there that had been to space!
There was no wikipedia back then, and I guess it wasn't something that he boasted about. I never actually had him (he taught the aeronautical engineering electives - I chose to take mechanism related electives).
I've never known any astronauts as far as I know---but when I was younger a lot of my friends were space cadets.
As a child, I thought about being a musician, but all my efforts fell flat.
In High School, my teachers seemed to be pushing a career as an astronaut, but then I realized they had something else in mind when they said I was “a real space cadet.”
My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned because I couldn’t concentrate.
Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I couldn’t hack it, so they gave me the axe.
I had hopes of being a professional Bridge player, but I had no finesse so they shuffled me out the door.
Next, I became a personal trainer, but was asked to leave because I wasn’t working out.
I tried working in a muffler factory, but I found that too exhausting.
So, I attempted to be a deli worker, but any way I sliced it, I couldn’t cut the mustard.
I studied a long time to become a doctor, but in the end I didn’t have the patients for it.
Next was a job in a shoe factory. I tried, I really did, but I just didn’t fit in.
As a professional fisherman, I couldn’t catch on and hence I couldn’t live on my net income.
So I tried computer software, but couldn’t get with the program.
I thought I might be one of those professional eaters—pies, hot dogs, and the like—but I didn’t have the stomach for it.
After many years of trying to find steady work, I finally got a job as a historian—until I realized there was no future in it.
I was beginning to feel like my grandfather who was an executioner in the old West. He could never get the hang of it, so they cut him loose.
My last job was working in Starbucks, but I eventually quit because it was always the same old grind.
So I tried retirement, and you know what? I’m perfect for the job.
Growing up in an area where there were a lot of astronauts and their families, my experience is that when meeting one you usually would never guess that they had been in space.
Many of the spouses, on the other hand, made d*mn well sure that you knew.
And W2OY wouldn't work them.
What you did there, I see it
I spotted a guy driving a Mini Cooper with a sun roof that had Linux decals all over the back hatch in Norfolk, VA. I pulled up along side and he happened to have his window down and I said, "Hey, for a guy who loves Linux your car sure has a lot of WINDOWS!" He gave me a smug look and jammed the gas pedal as soon as the light changed to green. I got a good laugh out of it because of the amount of butt-hurt.
I had to look that up...
I grew up with Buzz Aldrin living a few blocks over from me. I never knew it. I wonder if he gave me a Mars bar on Halloween? He lived just a few houses from my Elementary hearthrob (I was always too scared to tell her that I "Liked Liked her'