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Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 572

As already mentioned, the thing tries to deorbit itself anyway, so it it a relatively minor issue to apply thrust at the right time to force a known impact spot. There is a 2 mile/sec delta-V needed to send it off into deep space, to be applied to how many tons? Applied with what? Interesting that this is not a NASA announcement...

NASA always said that it was going to be de-orbited 10 years after completion. Unless they have changed it, it will be a European Cargo ship that will perform the burn. Can't see what the problem is, really, it's a joint venture guys.

Comment Re:Never Upgrade, Never Surrender! (Score 1) 470

The Franken-app that I am supporting now, runs only on IE6, 90% of the code could be submitted to DailyWTF. To rewrite it would take 2 - 3 years, to fix it to run in IE8, 2 years or so. Neither is going to happen so it will keep running. The previous developper left because of it, and I can see a future at another company very soon.

Comment Re:That's retarded (Score 1) 339

Hardly they were protected from the US public, because they show the flag being blown away in the wash of the eagle taking off. In fact nothing lasts from the first apollo landing except the landers legs. the buggy might still be there from the later missions though, but boot prints / flag anything combustable or light weight will have been either burnt or erased.

Comment Re:Not really (Score 2, Interesting) 158

I've recently done this. Clean install of windows, gets a network connection up and running and i can get the drivers to install the rest of the cards. Red Hat -- Wifi drivers don't work , installed faq has a helpfull link to a Website on how to get your wifi card to work. Suse -- Same deal as redhat Knoppix -- does not support my wifi card Various LiveCD's don't support it either. Eventually what I had to do was remove all the PCI cards from my box, install 4 different pci wifi cards, 1 usb wifi card and then install Suse 10.0 (10.1 doesn't work with any of the cards ) , eventually it found one that it could use an RA2500 based card, but there was no setting for TKIP - instructions on a wiki on the web. bloody usefull I must say. Changed my settings on the router to WEP encryption and it suddenly starts working. figured out how it should be set up for TKIP and changed it back, and it stopped working after the reboot. Uninstalled suse, but the companies vista version on that box, spent 5 mins playing with the crap interface and wooshy effects, same with the java3D interface. uninstalled and put the initial win2k back on to it, left it for 8 hours while it auto patched itself, another 4 - 5 hours installing the server software, and my box was ready again. Until linux sorts out the basics, like having the help files on the install cd. Having TKIP working out of the box and not insecure WEP etc. I can't see myself using it.

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