Alien aftercare required to get a glimpse of life on Mars

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I don’t in any way want to mock NASA and its mapping of Mars, but it did reassure me that even with all that investment and cash NASA’s computer – well, robot – is suffering from technical glitches just like my computer does.

Of course, NASA does not have to contend with children sneezing on its screens (I assume) or eating/dripping cereal and other substances on its keypad.

It’s only got the vagaries of the surface of an alien planet to battle with and some errant cosmic rays which, apparently, may be responsible for muddling up its memory.

How come though, that this can all be fixed from Earth, and yet my PC optimisation can’t?

I think I need some alien aftercare service.