Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

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When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought...

Poll ended at Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:36 pm

aliens had abducted its editors
242
12%
someone had tripped over a power cord and hadn't plugged it back in
423
21%
Congress had started a secret budget negotiation and was holding APOD hostage
285
14%
the supply of images had dried up
55
3%
my fondest dream had come true
10
0%
GSFC had taken flight
15
1%
I must still be asleep and having a nightmare
160
8%
must have been some storm that hit the DC area
516
25%
I needed more coffee
83
4%
something; I'll tell you what in a comment below
129
6%
banana!
144
7%
 
Total votes : 2062

Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby owlice » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:36 pm

...what? Please let us know. :D Thanks!
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby Beyond » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:53 pm

I had a hard time deciding. After much pondering, at least 15 seconds, i decided on banana, because bananas are almost always good! :yes: :lol2:
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby Moonlady » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:24 pm

I thought

1. We had over Germany heavy storms and many people died through lighting strucks near where I live. Electronics, satellites, nets do not work properly

2. APOD Robot went to summer holidays :lol2:

3. I don't understand what GSFC means....Great starship flight captain maybe? Is he gone? :shock:
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby bystander » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:27 pm

Moonlady wrote: I don't understand what GSFC means....

Goddard Space Flight Center - NASA host of APOD
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby Anonymouse » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:33 pm

Congress is always holding APOD hostage. Anything to cut taxes for the 1%....
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby Guest » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:38 pm

I was betting on an asteroid strike.
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby Chris Peterson » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:41 pm

I didn't notice. Or more properly, the comments on Asterisk drew my attention to the problem before I had actually tried clicking on the APOD itself (I almost always access the APOD via the roboposting in this forum, not directly).
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby RunB4Wind@gmail.com » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:44 pm

I thought that Obamacare had appropriated all the funding.
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby zs6phd » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:00 pm

Whoops!

They've stolen the (Cu) cables again...
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby carpalim » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:03 pm

I thought the leap second had crashed the GSFC computers.
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby mike_sharkey2010 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:10 pm

Surely this - THIS- was the true sign of Nibiru about to strike the Earth, despite all the skeptics and critics saying it didn't exist...
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby gzak » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:10 pm

I thought my iMac had turned into a PC.
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby atersol » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:19 pm

Coincidently, I lost access to NOAA's buoy database, so I figured the House of Reps had mandated that the Federal agencies adopt the House information policies: i.e. no factual information should be allowed public access and only "sound science" that supports the majority policy positions be approved for government websites.
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby Frosty Top » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:22 pm

NASA finally ran out of money and the power had been cut off :cry:
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby RaSso » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:26 pm

Moonlady wrote:I thought

2. APOD Robot went to summer holidays :lol2:

:shock:


I thought this idea! jajajajaaj

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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby Kathleen Gonyo » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:30 pm

I thought "oh no!" when I didn't get APOD with my customary shortcut. Then I went to NASA.gov and typed in APOD in the search box and found a slide show of pictures from APOD. It got me through even though APOD started out today with Jun 30 picture today. I apreciate the video toward the galactic core that is up now. You're always a big part of my day! :D Look what God hath wrought :!:
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby In Texas » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:34 pm

The current administration had killed another NASA Project and source of information.
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby Boris321 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:34 pm

The Banana answer is a Futurama reference, right?
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby mshearne » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:43 pm

I thought APOD was doing computer maintenance.
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby tmorrisb » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:45 pm

Congress is always holding APOD hostage, to give more benefits to the 99%......
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby jiharmer » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:46 pm

I thought that there was an Internet outage somewhere over there in America.
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby Case » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:59 pm

As a European citizen, I hadn't been aware of the weather in the US, so my first thoughts were:
1/ Maybe my cable modem is acting up again;
2/ Maybe my ISP has DNS troubles;
3/ Maybe RJN is ill;
4/ Maybe this particular server is down;
5/ Maybe an underground internet cable has been cut.
Only after reading geckzilla’s post did I realize what had happened.

Then I wondered, how many times have there been no APOD? It can't be many. I think the service has been remarkable steady and reliable over the years.
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby Rothkko » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:00 pm

Creí que se trataba de un ataque informático (algún fotógrafo-hacker cabreado, páginas web celosas, el enemigo amarillo...)
I believed that it was a question of an IT assault (some infuriated photographer-hacker, jealous web pages, the yellow enemy...)
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby podkayn » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:03 pm

I live in Kansas, and I'm so used to local technology problems that I thought it was a glitch in the system at our end!
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Re: Poll: When I couldn't find APOD online, I thought....

Postby sljc]]] » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:06 pm

I thought it looks like I really will have to get one of those computer thingies. Attaching a bent clothes hangar to my left ear really isn't cutting it any more - although Pluto FM is still coming through loud and clear. They're playing Dob Billain's 23rd Asteroid Demotion Blues Again at the moment.
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