Thursday, August 4, 2005

Shuttle to nowhere
Excerpt: Interesting essay on the Space Shuttle program and its value (or lack thereof) to space exploration: Idle Words. I liked this quote, from the footnotes, commenting on the Soviet Union's Buran clone of the Space Shuttle: You know you're in trouble when the Russians are adding safety features to your design....

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Pluto has moons?
Excerpt: In a desperate, vain attempt to maintain status as a planet, Pluto has apparently produced some moons: BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Two new moons found around Pluto (yes, I realize Pluto already had a moon, but its planetoid status has been in question since the discovery of 2003 UB313)....

Slightly acerbic and eccentric dog walker who masquerades as a web developer and occasional CTO.

Spent five years running the technology side of the circus known as www.ibm.com.

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