What (allegedly) happened on the space station the recently sprung a leak.

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What (allegedly) happened on the space station the recently sprung a leak.

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:00 pm

I wonder if it's true.

https://www.unz.com/ishamir/toilet-wars/

On the one hand, plausible.

On the other hand, this is the Russian side of the story and you know how they are.
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Post by Witness » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:05 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:00 pm
On the one hand, plausible.
Quite a stretch… :roll:

From your link I extract this:
New gender-neutral toilets take much more space, they aren’t specially clean because men miss the bowl quite often, and they are much more time-consuming.
Like, apparently, the writer, I never visited a ladies' room. But an ex-friend of mine, who worked as a barmaid for a time, told me with quite some emphasis that the female commodities always called for much more cleaning up than the gents' territory.

All is myth. :mrgreen:

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:30 pm

But it would make a helluva movie, wouldn't it? :lmao:
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Post by Witness » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:48 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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But it would make a helluva movie, wouldn't it? :lmao:
You'll have to wait a bit before women can be pictured in such an unpleasant role.

And as underground dilapidated concrete is immediately available and way cheaper than a space-station mock-up, it would be recast as another boring dystopian adventure by Hollywood. "The doom of the loo"? :mrgreen:

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Post by sparks » Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:47 pm

Had to stop reading here:

"but stopping him (Kavanaugh) for allegedly trying to lay a girl while in high school is completely insane. "

What fucking nonsense from this jerk.
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Post by gnome » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:37 am

That started bad and then just got worse and worse. Just when I think I've found the douchiest part, it managed to go deeper down the rabbit hole. I didn't even make it through either.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:28 pm

Not definitive, but the tale linked in the OP just got more plausible.

Russia finds ISS hole made deliberately
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Post by Witness » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:51 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:28 pm
Russia finds ISS hole made deliberately
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Well, it's a drilled hole, small wonder it's "deliberate".

But if it had been drilled from the outside, then!… :o

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Post by gnome » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:55 am

The whole thing makes me think of JK's Enviro-Commie foam.
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Post by Witness » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:15 am

Space station astronauts complete nearly eight-hour spacewalk to investigate mystery hole

Determining the cause of a small breach in the Soyuz spacecraft docked to the International Space Station has been harder than anticipated.

On Tuesday, two Russian cosmonauts spent seven hours and 45 minutes on a spacewalk, working to solve the mystery of who or what poked a hole in the Soyuz spacecraft. The cosmonauts used knives and other tools to cut a 10-inch chunk out of the International Space Station. It will be brought back to Earth and investigated for clues to the cause of a small hole in the Soyuz capsule.

Back in August, astronauts noticed a slight drop in pressure on the International Space Station. While not an immediate risk, they investigated and found a hole on the inside of the Soyuz habitation module, which is currently docked at the space station. Astronauts Sergey Prokopyev and Alexander Gerst repaired the 0.07-inch-wide (2 millimeters) hole with material soaked in an epoxy sealant. Pressure quickly returned to normal aboard the space station, and the patch job has held since then.

But as they’ve investigated the hole in the Soyuz capsule, astronauts can’t figure out what created it. At first, it was thought that a micrometeorite may have collided with the craft. But Russian officials stated a few days after the hole was discovered that, based on its shape, it looked to have been drilled. This led to speculation that perhaps someone purposefully created the hole, sparking rumors of sabotage.

“It was done by a human hand. There are traces of a drill sliding along the surface. We don’t reject any theories,” Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos, told the state news agency TASS.
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/12/s ... stery-hole

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:12 am

The OP is getting plausibler and plausibler. :)
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Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:24 am

But why?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:45 pm

Why what?
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Post by Rob Lister » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:27 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:24 am
But why?
For the lolz of course.

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Post by Rob Lister » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:25 pm

The hole!
https://gizmodo.com/report-iss-hole-dri ... 1831309025

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Note the two drill-bit travel marks above and to the right. Also the slight walking on the right of the hole. It looks like several amateur attempts were made.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:35 pm

Yup. 8)
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Post by Witness » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:47 am

It wasn't aliens. :(
Report: ISS Hole Drilled From the Inside, Cosmonaut Says

Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev said that the mysterious hole in a Soyuz capsule docked to the International Space Station was drilled from the inside, according to the Associated Press.
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Since then, photos of the hole revealed that it looked an awful lot like a drill hole. Russian authorities intimated that it could have come from “deliberate spoilage,” but stopped short of making direct accusations. Yury Borisov, deputy prime minister of Russia for Defense and Space Industry, vehemently denied trying to “[compromise the reputation] of either our cosmonauts, or of American astronauts,” according to Russian state-run news agency RIA Novosti.
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There aren’t many more details presently—and it’s unclear whether the hole was created in Earth or space. Pablo De Leon, professor in extravehicular activities and space suit design at the Department of Space Studies of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, told us in September that microgravity would have made it exceedingly difficult to drill such a hole in space. An indeed, Prokopyev said that it would be up to further investigation to determine when the hole was made.
https://gizmodo.com/report-iss-hole-dri ... 1831309025

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Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:21 am

Witness wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:47 am
There aren’t many more details presently—and it’s unclear whether the hole was created in Earth or space. Pablo De Leon, professor in extravehicular activities and space suit design at the Department of Space Studies of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, told us in September that microgravity would have made it exceedingly difficult to drill such a hole in space. An indeed, Prokopyev said that it would be up to further investigation to determine when the hole was made.
Yeah, if you think about it, it would be hard to drill a hole without gravity unless you have something to anchor your feet to. Perhaps that explains why it appears that "several amateur attempts were made"? But also astronauts are trained to perform tasks in microgravity that would be difficult without special training.

If in space, then the tool that made it would presumably still be on board.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:06 am

What the link in the OP said.

Time for that movie.
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