Lost Beagle2 Probe Found 'Intact' On Mars
"Without full deployment, there is no way we could have communicated with it as the radio frequency antenna was under the solar panels,"
Perhaps the placement of the antenna was a design flaw? Placement of the antenna that did not depend on success of unfurling is a lesson learned.
CSS Proposed 20 Years Ago Today
Maybe he meant to say 50 years?
Teaching College Is No Longer a Middle Class Job
Why does it cost so much for college? If all the educators are so poorly paid, where are the billions of dollars going?
Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans As Antarctic Ice Melts
Nothing a good meteor impact can't fix. Apparently, we get buzzed all the time by large rocks (reference to some other article recently here.)
When it hits, we'll have of few months of darkness to fix the problem.
Study: Exposure To Morning Sunlight Helps Managing Weight
Seems like the sample size is too small. Or the wrong sample. I'd like to hear more, but there is not much here.
Computer Science Enrollments Rocketed Last Year, Up 22%
If only I mad mod points for this one. Funny +1.
'Write the Docs' is a Conference for People Who Write Software Docs (Video)
I'm not going to read anything past the headline. Just like I don't read the documentation for anything...
Accenture Faces Mid-March Healthcare.gov Deadline Or 'Disaster'
* Accenture will realize the problem is much worse than they first realized, or that they chose to admit (by choice.)
* The first two months they will have actually done very little. Perhaps created a plethora of new documentation.
* Accenture will have extended the contract several more times, the new total amount will be near 250 million dollars.
* Additional exceptions to the law will help to extend the contract so that changes can be implemented, and deadlines will simply keep moving.
* The whole system will operate in pretty much the same way it does today.
Accenture will not be at fault, however. They were just trying to fix the problem. And there just was not enough time and money. Then begins another year. Start the whole process again...
Eventually,this will all go down as a miserable failure. But don't underestimate the amount of dollars that can be wasted along the way.
Then begins phase 2, under Hillary Clinton most likely. Give it another try, why not?
Building an Open Source Nest
Ford Exec: 'We Know Everyone Who Breaks the Law' Thanks To Our GPS In Your Car
That makes me sad. "Your life is going to suck."
Do you really believe that to be true? That my 2-year will have a sucky life?
What do you think will really happen over the next 20 years?
Are you a Doomsday Prepper?
How the NSA Is Harming America's Economy
>> The NSA, its policies, and the politicians who support the same are directly responsible for massive losses of money and jobs.
Wayland/Weston Gets Forked As Northfield/Norwood
I couldn't believe revenues of Red Hat topped 1.2 billion! Where does it all go?
Wayland/Weston Gets Forked As Northfield/Norwood
I hear that Woburn/Billerica is the next fork of Wayland/Weston, while Wellesley/Southboro is the next fork of Northfield/Norwood. Coming on the heals of Woburn/Billerica is the Provincetown/Gloucester fork. And they're really planning a breakout with a Providence/Cranston fork....
Dropbox Acquires Mailbox
This is a better write-up on Mailbox, and why it is indeed a very good mail application.
Seems like perhaps the Mailbox folks realize this is the absolute top for this simple, albeit, well designed application, and jumped at a chance to sell.
Developers May Be Getting 50% of Their Documentation From Stack Overflow
Useless busy-work after-the-fact documentation is overrated and plentiful.
Useful documentation is rare.
CES: Automatic Plant Monitoring Through Your Computer or iPhone (Video)
Would be good to monitor various locations on a golf course for turf management. If it were hardened for the weather....
The Empire Writes Back About the Failed Death Star Petition
By executive order, I authorize that construction begin immediately on a Death Star!!
By executive order, all personal property and assets are now the property of the Empire, and these assets shall be used to build this Death Star.
US Nuclear Lab Removes Chinese Tech
Hardened Cisco switches.
Just make sure they aren't the counterfeit Cisco switches circa 2008...which were from...China.
Nate Silver's Numbers Indicate Probable Obama Win, World Agrees
Romney is going to win. My highly accurate personal polling system predicts this to a certainty level of 98.4%.
Hurricane Sandy Nears East Coast
By this time in southern New England, it was supposed to be much worse.
Still waiting. I'm finally hearing a little bit of back-tracking from the radio weather person.
Likely will be much worse from NYC to PHL.
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