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subego
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Mar 15, 2008, 08:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
That is awesome.

Tho, it won't work in space, you need gravity so the read/write to float above the disk.
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Mar 15, 2008, 08:38 PM
 
Not true, mine works fine in space.
     
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Mar 15, 2008, 09:53 PM
 
The full photo and an astronaut with his iPod on the ISS.

I printed the photo in 11x17 and put it above my desk -- I think it's worth keeping in the rotation for a few weeks:
     
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Mar 15, 2008, 10:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO View Post
That is awesome.

Tho, it won't work in space, you need gravity so the read/write to float above the disk.
what?
     
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Mar 15, 2008, 10:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by C.A.T.S. CEO View Post
Tho, it won't work in space, you need gravity so the read/write to float above the disk.
Drive heads don't actually float - they're not lighter than air. They're held there by an arm.
     
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Mar 16, 2008, 12:21 AM
 
He might be referring to a cushion of air that the drive arm balances on.

But that has nothing to do with gravity and everything to do with barometric pressure.
     
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Mar 16, 2008, 08:48 AM
 
we don't have time to stop for gas
     
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Mar 16, 2008, 09:44 AM
 
iPods will work on the shuttle, but they have to be modified to use AA batteries, as the lithium ion batteries are not approved for use on the shuttle fleet.

ABC News: What You Don't Know About Living in Space
     
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Mar 16, 2008, 10:02 AM
 
Make sense - that looks like a battery pack on the back, there.
     
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Mar 16, 2008, 02:09 PM
 
I should probably post this is the iPod forum, but since I NEVER go in there *shudder* I'll ask here:

Does the iPod work without batteries if it is plugged into the AC adapter/charger?
     
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Mar 16, 2008, 02:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
I should probably post this is the iPod forum, but since I NEVER go in there *shudder* I'll ask here:

Does the iPod work without batteries if it is plugged into the AC adapter/charger?
Yes.
     
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Originally Posted by nonhuman View Post
Yes.
This is good information.
     
   
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