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Hi-tech screws?

Hi-tech screws?

| August 16, 2005 |

I recently ordered a Bluetooth card for my laptop from Dell. It arrived today in a large box, inside the box was a small plastic bag with the Bluetooth card and the screws to fit it. When I looked more closely I noticed that there was the usual warning about static sensitive parts. The actual […]

Atlantis flight date scrapped

| August 15, 2005 |

The space shuttle fleet will remain grounded until November at the earliest, Nasa officials have said. The September launch scheduled for the Shuttle Atlantis has now been canceled while Nasa tries to come up with a way to prevent pieces of foam insulation breaking free from the shuttle’s external fuel tank. A large foam chunk […]

Discovery to fly home soon

Discovery to fly home soon

| August 15, 2005 |

The space shuttle Discovery could fly back “home” to her Florida base by the middle of the week, Nasa is currently making final plans to fly it back from California on a specially modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA). Preparing and loading the shuttle has gone ahead of schedule according to Nasa. The preperation […]

MRO Launch third time lucky

MRO Launch third time lucky

| August 14, 2005 |

After several false starts over the past week NASA’s Multipurpose Mars Mission Successfully Launched on Friday 12th August, leaving two days later than planned due to a potential gyro fault on the 10th August and a software problem on the 11th August. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) rode on top of an Atlas V launch […]

We’re back!

| August 13, 2005 |

We finally have our main internet connection back up and running. It’s taken about 34 hours for EasyNET to resolve the exchange problems that kicked us offline. So here we are, back with more meaningless dribble! Matt

Terrible ISP!

| August 12, 2005 |

A big sarcastic thank you to Easy NET. EasyNET is my ISP. I host my own webserver on site and use EasyNET for the internet connection. I lost my primary internet connection at 6am on Friday 12th August and over 24hrs later the connection has still not been restored. I’ve had no email and no […]

Launch abandoned today

| August 11, 2005 |

The launch of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been scrubbed for today due to a ‘fuel problem’. Next scheduled attempt is tomorrow morning. Matt [Technorati tag(s): mars, nasa, Space Shuttle, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, MRO, Space, Science]

Mars probe given green light

| August 11, 2005 |

The launch of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is expected to go ahead as planned today. The mission’s first launch opportunity window is 11:50 to 13:35 BST, Thursday. If the launch is postponed, additional launch windows open daily at different times each morning throughout August. For trips from Earth to Mars, the planets move into […]

Time to patch Windows (Again!)

| August 10, 2005 |

Microsoft is urging Windows users to update their systems with the latest security patches it has released to fix three critical flaws in its software. The flaws mostly affect Windows 2000 and Internet Explorer. Users with updated Windows Server 2003 and XP systems are not as much at risk. If left unplugged, they could allow […]

Mars probe launch delayed

Mars probe launch delayed

| August 10, 2005 |

Todays launch of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has had to be postponed after the discovery of problems with the Atlas V launch rocket. The launch is now scheduled for tomorrow morning at 1135 GMT from Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and is the first government launch of Lockheed Martin’s Atlas V […]

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