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Fobus-Grunt crash area predictions

Ah, my dear sweet Fobos-Grunt or Phobos-Grunt satellite that shall never reach it’s end destination, is now confirmed to crash in Afghanistan according to the USA Military. On the 14th of January 2012. Period. Ok, according to Russian sources: “The U.S. Strategic Command said the spacecraft would enter the atmosphere at 2.22 a.m. Moscow time […]

UARS, ROSAT and now Phobos-Grunt returning to earth?

End of September the American satellite UARS made it’s way back to earth, followed by the German Röntgensatellite ROSAT one month later. Right now, it seems a next satellite is about to come down. Since the launch the engineers have not been able to communicate with the malfunctioning satellite. Being unable to steer Phobos-Grunt, the […]

Why Linux?

We tell people we use Linux because it’s secure. Or because it’s free, because it’s customizable, because it’s free (the other meaning), because it has excellent community support… But all of that is just marketing bullshit. We tell that to non-Linuxers because they wouldn’t understand the real reason. And when we say those false reasons […]