Monatsarchiv: Januar 2010

emo in space

Martian rover Spirit stuck in sand for good: which is of course what happens when you give a human’s job to a skateboard. – warren ellis

In the end, though, they ran out of time. Now, their main task is positioning the rover to capture the greatest amount of solar energy possible: The rover is currently tilted south, away from the sun in the northern sky. If they can reduce the tilt, Spirit may be able to periodically communicate with Earth throughout the winter. If they can’t, it will be a long, silent winter for the robot.

(cartoon von xkcd)





When the White House releases his budget proposal Monday, there will be no money for the Constellation program that was supposed to return humans to the moon by 2020. The troubled and expensive Ares I rocket that was to replace the space shuttle to ferry humans to space will be gone, along with money for its big brother, the Ares V cargo rocket that was to launch the fuel and supplies needed to take humans back to the moon.

There will be no lunar landers, no moon bases, no Constellation program at all.

damn you, obama!

(rest hier)


spaß beim zoll, teil 7946

neuerdings zahlt man einfuhrmehrwertsteuer auch auf portokosten…

fffffffffffffffffffffuuuuuuuck yoooouuuuuuuuuu!!!11!

mehr Budget, gleicher Captain…?

Die Amis drehen Torchwood nach – Russell T. Davies schreibt – John Barrowman macht evtl. mit – es könnte gut werden – alles kann, nix muss


neues von der bananenfront

Unusual behaviors have been observed in wild chimpanzees in West Africa in the face of grass fires. The chimps did not panic or flee, and some made ritualistic displays that suggest they understand fire and do not fear it, and they may even be able to control it. Since chimpanzees are the nearest relatives to humans, the observations may shed some light on how our early ancestors harnessed fire.

vgl.: eroberung vom planet der affen

(rest hier, via warren)