Daily Archives: 28 January 2010

SPIRIT! “Another phase of its long life.”

The efforts to free the Martian rover Spirit have failed. Spirit is now imitating life. From NASA with my emphases and comments: WASHINGTON — After six years of unprecedented exploration of the Red Planet, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit no … Continue reading

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Following TEAM RUBICON in Haiti – critique of aid

Team Rubicon is a self-financed and self-deployed group of former Marines, soldiers firefighters, Jesuits, health care professionals currently providing emergency relief in Haiti.  They provide their own security and deal with whatever they find. UPDATE 28 Jan: Team Rubicon’s founder … Continue reading

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Travel habits

Another hour or so in an airport lounge. UPDATE: De-icing a plane.

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Catholic identity must not be checked at the door of the polling booth

From CNA: Catholic identity must not be checked at the door, advise Costa Rican bishops San José, Costa Rica, Jan 27, 2010 / 11:02 pm (CNA).- In light of the upcoming presidential elections in Costa Rica set for February 7, … Continue reading

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Is this thing just a big iPhone? Touch? QUAERITUR: battery life?

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