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Comment Re:Predictable (Score 5, Informative) 338

This rocket was brand new it was the first that would have been SCHEDULED TO REUSE later after this launch.


--quote-- For SpaceX, the private space company owned by Elon Musk, it was the "first launch of [a] flight-proven first stage," the company says. The mission was using the same rocket booster that sent the Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station earlier this year. --end quote--

Sorry, but that quote is wrong. The first reused booster is (was?) scheduled to launch SES-10 later this year.

Submission + - Researchers sport system to pull rare earth materials from used hard drives (

coondoggie writes: Open and easy access to rare earth materials — which are critical parts of electronics in everything from cars to computers — is still more a dream than reality. One of the ways to address that anxiety is to harvest and reuse such material from used electronic components – in particular computer hard drives.

Comment Re:Misleading article. (Score 3, Insightful) 149

Exactly, and I think this is what the AC was trying to say in one of the earlier responses.

The headline seems as if it is trying to tie this story to all the recent reports of the agency actively weakening crypto algorithms.

It would have been insane to allow classified algorithms to be published along with TCP/IP (unless of course they were willing to declassify).

I didn't watch the video, but read TFA. There, Cerf is quoted to say:
1. “If I had in my hands the kinds of cryptographic technology we have today, I would absolutely have used it,”
2. “During the mid 1970s while I was still at Stanford and working on this, I also worked with the NSA on a secure version of the Internet, but one that used classified cryptographic technology. At the time I couldn’t share that with my friends,” Cerf said. “So I was leading this kind of schizoid existence for a while.”

Maybe he said it in the video, but in TFA he does not say "I wanted to use the classified technology in TCP/IP but the agency denied my request."


Submission + - Application Development is a $9 Billion Industry (

CowboyRobot writes: "Although not as lucrative as video games or movies, Gartner projects the software application development industry to pass the US$9 Billion mark this year. They credit "evolving software delivery models, new development methodologies, emerging mobile application development, and open source software". Also in the report is a projection that "mobile application development projects targeting smartphones and tablets will outnumber native PC projects by a ratio of 4:1 by 2015.""

Submission + - Neil Armstrong has died, NBC News reports ( 1

dsinc writes: Neil Armstrong, first man on the Moon, has died. NBC News broke the news, without giving other details. Neil was recovering from a heart-bypass surgery he had had a couple of weeks ago. Sad news, marking the end of a glorious and more optimistic era...
RIP, Neil.

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