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+ - Progress freighter declared lost

Submitted by schwit1
schwit1 writes: The Russians have declared lost the Progress freighter that had been launched to ISS yesterday.

They never could regain control of the craft, plus it was in an incorrect orbit. Moreover, the U.S. Air Force has detected debris nearby, suggesting a significant failure of some kind.

The Russians are now considering delaying the next manned launch, scheduled for May 26, while they investigate this failure. Both Soyuz and Progress use some of the same systems, including the radar system that failed on Progress, and they want to make sure the problem won't pop up on the manned mission.

At the same time, they are also considering advancing the launch date of the next Progress to ISS from August 6.

Based on these reports, I think they might swap the launch dates for the two flights. A Dragon is scheduled to go to ISS in between these missions, though that schedule could be changed as well to accommodate the Russian plans.

Comment: Re:meh (Score 2, Insightful) 218

by halivar (#49564071) Attached to: JavaScript Devs: Is It Still Worth Learning jQuery?

I agree in the main that DOM manipulation is the root of all JS sin, but the list you provide is not my experience as all. Like all code, well-written JS+jQuery ought to be self-documenting. Again: caveat is well-written. The learning curve is no steeper than figuring out JS's own native esotericisms. Yes, jQuery is slow as fuck. $('#something') is something like thirty times slower than document.getElementByID(), BUT when you are in the realm of milliseconds I will trade those extra keystrokes because I'm on a deadline, and the user will not notice 99 times out of a hundred. Almost every time I've had to diagnose slow jQuery, the author was doing something bad, like reselecting the same DOM elements in tight loops.

IOW, there has to be a balance between performance and ease of development, and jQuery is my optimal point. Sometimes it's the wrong fit: when speed is the overriding factor above all others, it's not appropriate. But to extrapolate that into a never, never, never rule smacks me as throwing the baby out with the bath water. The problems with it are usually academic, not practical.

Comment: Re:The Psy-Ops Shilling Is Real. (Score 2) 143

by halivar (#49492579) Attached to: Wikileaks Publishes Hacked Sony Emails, Documents

Preach it, brother. Looking at ScentCone's posting history, I can see that his posts are cunningly crafted to look like an average Slashdot poster, thus proving his true identity as a CIA/Halliburton/Illuminati/Bilderburger/Opus Dei/Sleestak agent.

Look out for the black helicopters. They come for you as we speak. I will soon communicate with you further through the resistance carrier pigeon network.

Always try to do things in chronological order; it's less confusing that way.