Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Alien Taliban Hijack Voyager 2

As many in the science/technical community already new, Voyager 2 is acting strangely of late. NASA has been hard at work trying to figure out what's going on, but unfortunately they're ignoring the brilliant advice of Hartwig Hausdorf, who informs us that the spacecraft has been hijacked by aliens. Well obviously.

Let me just say I'm always glad when mediagenic crackpots aren't Americans.

My computer does unexpected stuff all the time, but I don't think it's because of aliens, unless you count Bill Gates. In my case it's often what IT professionals refer to as an "I-D-ten-T" error. So what's the difference here? Because Voyager 2 is a computer in space. Space is cool and aliens are there. So if something unexpected happens to a computer in space, then it must be aliens. Case closed.

As it turns out, there are lots of smart people at NASA and they've just figured out the problem. ("Well of course that's what they would say-" Shut up Hartwig, don't you have to go to an anti-vaccine conference or something?) Fortunately for the exciteable among us who prefer science fiction to science, there's still no good explanation for the Pioneer Anomaly. Meaning, aliens are doing it.


TGP said...

Quis probodiet ipsos probodes?

I'm sure that Latin is bogus, but the alien hijacker theorists really don't care, do they?

Michael Caton said...

Forget Iron Sky, I think the probe was hacked by the Roman colony on Alpha Centauri. They're coming back and they think modern Italian food is bullshit. "Linguini"? What the hell is that all about?