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SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft Re-Enters Successfully

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Lands on Target in the Pacific Ocean, 500 miles Off of the Coast of Southern California

source: http://www.spacex.com

Cape Canaveral, FL [ December 8, 2010 ], SpaceX became the first commercial company in history to re-enter a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit.

SpaceX launched its Dragon spacecraft into low-Earth orbit atop a Falcon 9 rocket at 10:43 AM EST from Launch Complex 40 at the Air Force Station at Cape Canaveral.

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The Dragon spacecraft orbited the Earth at speeds greater than 17,000 miles per hour, reentered the Earth�s atmosphere, and landed in the Pacific Ocean shortly after 2:00 PM EST.

This marks the first time a commercial company has successfully recovered a spacecraft reentering from low-Earth orbit. It is a feat performed by only six nations or government agencies: the United States, Russia, China, Japan, India, and the European Space Agency.

It is also the first flight under NASA�s COTS program to develop commercial supply services to the International Space Station. After the Space Shuttle retires, SpaceX will fly at least 12 missions to carry cargo to and from the International Space Station as part of the Commercial Resupply Services contract for NASA. The Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft were designed to one day carry astronauts; both the COTS and CRS missions will yield valuable flight experience toward this goal.

View the press kit: Download PDF - 1MB

Top Secret payload revealed. - - - read more

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Information overload, the early years

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BlogDogIt Five centuries years ago, a new technology swamped the world with data.
What we can learn from the aftermath.

Source: The Boston Globe
(Hulton Archive/Getty Images )
(Hulton Archive/Getty Images )

By Ann Blair
November 28, 2010

Worry about information overload has become one of the drumbeats of our time. The world’s books are being digitized, online magazines and newspapers and academic papers are steadily augmented by an endless stream of blog posts and Twitter feeds; and the gadgets to keep us participating in the digital deluge are more numerous and sophisticated. The total amount of information created on the world’s electronic devices is expected to surpass the zettabyte mark this year (a barely conceivable 1 with 21 zeroes after it).


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Carl Segan Day

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BlogDogIt Carl Segan Day - November 6, 2010
"we are star stuff"

Watch:

Pale Blue Dot


The green circle in the title slide above shows the approximate position of Voyager 1
for the opening shot of this short video featuring the words and voice of Carl Segan.


The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by Voyager 1 from a record distance, showing it against the vastness of space. By request of Carl Segan, NASA commanded the Voyager 1 spacecraft, having completed its primary mission and now leaving the Solar System, to turn its camera around and to take a photograph of Earth across a great expanse of space.

Title Slide and Above Paragraph Source: WikipediA
Visit: CarlSeganDay.com

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Disable XP Login

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I installed one of those generic Chinise security cam cards the other day to replace a looping VHS recording system. It came with the QX2006 Software that was a hackers dream (nightmare?) come true. I finally figured out how to get the whole system up and running but was left with one small problem...

I had the system configured to automatically start the program on log-in and even automatically start the recording process. What I really needed to sort out was getting the program to restart automatically after a reboot. The trouble (of course) was the log-in step. If I could do away with login I would really have no need to keep Keyboard Video Mouse connected. I could then tuck this away in the closet and basically forget about it.

I remembered with Windows 98 you could disable user logins and I figured there must be away to do that in XP - in fact I knew there was - but I had to enlist the assistance of AltaVista to get to the solution.

The advice I was looking for came from Killer Tech Tips.

The Following is Reprinted [wop] From KillerTechTips.com =========>>

If you are the only person using your computer, you might want to disable XP login so that you can bypass the login screen window and go straight to your desktop, saving some time. Thankfully, Windows XP does provide an option [with which] you can disable XP login forever.

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There Are Unused Icons On Your Desktop

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"I Know, I Know... Shut-Up Already!!!"

Disable this critter once and for all by following these simple steps:

Right click on your 'Desktop'
Select 'Properties' from the list of options.
The 'Display Properties' window will pop up..

Click on the 'Desktop' tab.
Next click on the 'Customize Desktop' button.
Finally un-check the 'Run Desktop Cleaner every 60 days' box.
Click 'OK' to exit.

Source: http://TheDailyReviewer.com
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Astounding technology facts

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The world of digital technology is like a runaway freight train. It's huge and doesn't seem to be slowing down. You might not realize just how much it affects our lives. The facts in this video will give you an idea. Prepare to be amazed.

Found on http://www.tvkim.com

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Way Of The Mantis

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I wanted to be sure that we indeed have the ability to embed video content here. Witness this video.
So I just dashed off to archive.org and what I brought back was their featured animated short.
Way of the Mantis - Produced By Joseph Daniels and Jedidiah Mitchell.


Here is our thesis animation completed at RIT.
It is the story of an impetuous Chinese monk who finds he has a thing or two to learn from an unlikely source.
The animation is rendered in a brushpainted style reminiscient of old Te Wei films. Enjoy!



http://www.archive.org/download/WayOfTheMantis/WayOfTheMantis_512kb.mp4 This movie is part of the collection:Animation Shorts

Producer: Joseph Daniels and Jedidiah Mitchell
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: praying; mantis; martial; arts; china; chinese; monk; brush; animation; patience
Contact Information:josephSdaniels@gmail.com http://artofjoe.blogspot.com http://mantisanimation.blogspot.com

Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs

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