…unless your microphone is open.

So, you’re an astronaut on the International Space Station.  You’ve got important work to perform.  You’re floating in the most expensive, complex, and technologically advanced tin can ever created.  You have the best hardware that your fellow rocket scientists can provide.  There’s just one problem…

You’re running Windows!

I was just tuning past NASA TV, and stopped to listen and watch for a few minutes.  A member of the station crew was talking to Houston’s Mission Control, and informed them of a computer problem.  One of the laptops in the Russian segment was giving her problems.  She read off the error message, and it was that dreaded “missing or corrupt” screen that silently mocks you to do anything about it.

Curse you, Bill Gates!