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Comment Re:Is data integrity really necessary for large da (Score 4, Insightful) 132 132

While google may be able to go ahead and re-index websites if it loses that data, "regenerating" gmail and google docs stuff isn't quite so easy, and even small amounts of data loss would kill those applications (especially among paid users).

Comment It's not smooth sailing from here (Score 4, Insightful) 82 82

The article states that the JWST passed the Mission Critical Design Review, which is a specific event, not just a "critical review". This review means that the entire spacecraft has been designed and analyzed. However, there are likely to be further delays as hardware is built and engineers realize it doesn't quite meet the expectations that the analysis set out for it.

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Submission + - Brightest comet in decades now visible in sky

mlimber writes: Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1), the brightest comet in decades, is currently visible to the naked eye in the early evening and early morning sky for the northern hemisphere. The northern latitudes have the best view, but it can be seen even in the southern hemisphere during the day with the right equipment. Another image is available as NASA's astronomy picture of the day.

1.79 x 10^12 furlongs per fortnight -- it's not just a good idea, it's the law!

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