Post by Ted Nolan <tednolan>
European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst reportedly
put his finger over the hole initially, before crew patched
it with tape.
The leak was detected on Wednesday night, possibly from a
micrometeorite strike when it caused a small drop in cabin
It was traced to a hole about 2 millimetres across in a
capsule docked at the space station.
During a live feed from the ISS, Nasa's ground control were
heard to comment: "Right now Alex has got his finger on
that hole and I don't think that's the best remedy for it."
No, he's not Dutch.
What's not in Columbia anymore..
Not quite a comparable story: either British
television's "Channel Five", or digital terrestrial
switch-over, had to visit every home, at least if
requested, to check and advise and assist in getting
equipment suitable for the new situation. Digital
was liable to require a better antenna, and domestic
video recorders, when the fifth channel was launched,
tended to generate their own analogue signal to the TV
on a frequency close to the proposed broadcast - most
could be adjusted.
Anyway, in one home, the engineer examined the TV
and found a sausage inserted in the socket for the
The householder explained that he found the TV worked
when he stuck his finger in that hole - but he got
bored doing that, so...
Of course, you could buy a purpose-designed antenna;
but it is likely that you own a sausage already.