Sad, sad, sad. If you visit iSucceeded.com, you’ll find a blog that was created in 2009 and never posted to again.
. . . just links from HayYoo.com and DanKostecki.com
A test flight of an experimental aircraft capable of speeding through air at 20 times the speed of sound ended prematurely Thursday morning when the arrowhead-shaped plane failed and stopped sending back real-time data to engineers and scientists who were moderating the mission. In the test flight, the aircraft, known as the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2, was launched at 7:45 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base, located northwest of Santa Barbara, into the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere aboard an eight-story Minotaur IV rocket, made by Orbital Sciences Corp. The plan was for the Falcon to speed westward for 30 minutes before plunging into the ocean near Kwajalein Atoll, about 4,000 miles from Vandenberg. But about 20 minutes into the mission, the Pentagon’s research arm, known as Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, announced on its Twitter account that: “Range assets have lost telemetry.” It sounds eerily similar to the problems that plagued the Falcon’s first flight, which took place in April 2010. That test flight ended prematurely with only nine minutes of flight time. Engineers went back to the drawing board and were believed to have had things ironed out.
More inane rules from the TSA (Transportation Security Administration), just initiated since the recent failed airliner bombing attempt, prove that common sense is all too rare in government.
Dec. 26 – Airline passengers traveling to the U.S. from other countries were ordered to remain seated for the last hour in flight, and were limited to one carry-on item in response to an attempted terrorist attack yesterday on a Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit from Amsterdam. New U.S. Transportation Security Administration rules also prohibit passengers from getting anything from their carry-on bags or having anything in their laps in the final hour of flight, the agency said.
Luckily Islam’s best and brightest are even more incompetent than the TSA.
My local Dominos (Granite City, IL) just had a signage fail.
A problem during routine maintenance of Sweden’s top-level domain, .se, took down the internet for the country for about an hour on Monday night. The .se registry used an incorrectly configured script to update the .se zone, Sweden-based Pingdom, which monitors website performance, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday. A period was dropped at the end of DNS domain name system records for the Swedish top-level domain, breaking the entire DNS lookup chain. This meant websites ending in .se could not be accessed, and email to Swedish domain names stopped working. For some sites the problems will take longer to resolve because of the fact that DNS lookups are cached externally and those servers had to be flushed, Pingdom said.
My new router arrived, apparently, Asus now provides more Engrish. Not only is this fail on the cover of the Quick Start Guide, it is plastered all over the box.