Thursday, March 19, 2009

No Agenda added with Browser Whining Included

Did I ever say I hate Flash. The statement usually follows the comment that cross browser rendering is painful because of it. Not always is it Flash mucking up things, sometimes other components of a browser will too. If viewing this blog in Safari 3 with Flash 10 it renders fine. If viewing in Firefox 3 with Flash 10 the sidebar widget No Agenda is a mess. Maybe it is not Flash's doing but I am max'd-out on it's other problems and I don't care if it is innocent or not. Try Safari until the problem is fixed.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

STS-119 Post Launch News Conference

Video Courtesy NASA / NASA-TV
The complete 40 minute conference with:
Bill Gerstenmaier; Associate Administrator for Space Operations
Yukihide Hayashi; JAXA Vice President
Mike Moss; Chair, Mission Management Team
Mike Leinbach; Shuttle Launch Director
and the gang of reporters. Japanese / English translator is with Mr. Hayashi.

note: I may replace this with a different compression if quality is less than expected.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

STS-119 Post Launch Reporter's Questions - Obama Bats

Reporter's questions about a hitchhiking bat (external tank) and President Obama's statement about NASA.
video
Video Courtesy NASA / NASA-TV

UPDATE Mar 18,2009 [07:41 Z]:
Bat Hung onto Shuttle During Liftoff
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts119/launchbat.html


A bat that was clinging to space shuttle Discovery’s external fuel tank during the countdown to launch the STS-119 mission remained with the spacecraft as it cleared the tower, analysts at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center concluded. Photo Credit: NASA



Sunday, March 8, 2009

Why backing up your Purchased Movie DVD is a must

This is what happens when a cheap settop DVD player design allows a simple fall to the floor, upside down. The cover rammed the spindle into the disk. The cheap tray allowed disk to flex and crack.





If there was no backup the replacement would have to be purchased at full retail price. That does not benefit me or you. Backup your investment. No political speech just common sense.
DMCA does not allow fairuse, however, other copyright laws are not excluding the making of a backup. This kind of event, an accident, is not the same as making copies for all you friends. That would be immoral and could make for legal problems.