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  1. Just for the NASA, and in the department of Chandra, HETE-2 and NuSTAR could potentially help to keep a good rate of data. Also, could it be the occasion for Newton to get back the enthusiasts interest? If I remember correctly, it is as old as Chandra.
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    I skydived a few days ago!

    It reminds me what an ex-paratrooper friend of mine was telling me: the first jump is always particular, and not so scary. You got boosted by adrenaline, and everything around is just incredible. Then, the second jump is another story... we gave diapers to the guys just in case, because unlike the first jump, that's when most of them realized what they were doing! To be honest, we had a few full diapers.
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    Arianespace launch thread

    The microphone from the Vulcain camera also is awful, the worst being that the C.N.E.S. YouTube channel is always recording a way better sound. Also, as you wrote, they are re-serving the same dish to us since late 2013 (VA215)... and still no Vega on-board camera!
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    What funny/interesting thing happened in your life today?

    I was looking for some stuff in my cartons when I found it back... my beloved 12 years old DSC-W100! It's the first digital camera I've ever had, and I thought I lost it two years ago. From 2006 to 2015 it was my sole and only camera, and wherever I traveled it followed me. Actually, almost all the museums pictures I've shared here were taken with it. He is marked and scratched everywhere, but he has held up and will keep on!.. if I can find a good card reader first, as even its card is outdated (a "Memory Stick Pro" format, which was not reliable) It can now rest in a better place, with its Sony brothers and my adopted Panasonic orphan (which was the one replacing it for two years)
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    Thread to complain bout stuff

    Under Windows too, just awfully ugly and big. It is like YouTube some years ago, just make everything bigger with even more white everywhere so you can have a nice headache (without counting these designs are almost universally considered as ugly). Hopefully someone shared a solution:
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    Notebook Rockets thread

    While taking a two hours long math course: Just a simple air-dropped light launcher. Edit: I found more of them standing in my books!
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    Weather Chat Megathread

    New options are available at http://rammb-slider.cira.colostate.edu/?sat=goes-16&z=0&im=12&ts=1&st=0&et=0&speed=130&motion=loop&map=1&lat=0&opacity[0]=1&hidden[0]=0&pause=0&slider=-1&hide_controls=0&mouse_draw=0&follow_feature=0&follow_hide=0&s=rammb-slider&sec=full_disk&p[0]=16&x=10848&y=10848 In the past, only the sight from GOES-R was available, now GOES-S (launched on 2018-03-01) data can also be viewed: Himawari-8 images are now available in color: Finally, JPSS-1 (a.k.a. NOAA-20) was added this week (!): Being on a 98.7° orbit, fewer images are available, but it's still a nice sight to have. Edit: @ProtoJeb21 taken 40 minutes ago (16:20 UTC), Trami formation is interesting:
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    Stellaris game thread

    Just to give a huge thank to all of you for making me discover this game! Only 14 h 6 m since I downloaded it two weeks ago, but it's starting to become awesome. Despite being somewhat a bit hard (or complex to analyse) at the beginning, I've found a way to stop being in dept, then fought and repaired the first battleship I've met. That game is really entertaining and pretty addictive too.
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    Thread to complain bout stuff

    I passed 6 hours in a row in a math-lab. First, I'm not a math fan. Second, all the screens here are terribly large, and their resolution is locked. It's absolutely awful to look at! So much blur that it is always giving me a headache after some hours. Then, I left the place as it was closing, took my car, and it happen... There is an exit with a right turn, but every single time I can expect to have pedestrians and cyclists crossing. I don't know what happened to me, maybe it was due to the tiredness, or the somewhat brainwash from the last hours, but I turned on the right at the green, and at the time I passed over the crosswalk I saw two cyclists on my left and one on my right... I didn't had the time to react, but hopefully they were aware and stopped before being hit. I'm so confused and ashamed right now, as I made a stupid error like the ones I daily criticize, and I could have injured some I should have stopped by somewhere, taken a rest, or just rested before driving...
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    Google Picture War RELOADED

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    Ban the user above you!

    Banned for missing a point at the end of its sentence.
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    1 if by land, 2 if by sea!?

    Somewhat a similar story happened in the city of Brest : some sailors from a Royal Navy vessel met with others from the Armada Argentina in the town... leaving a good pile of broken windows behind them. It was in 83, and fools from the port administration found a way to accept these two ships at the same time, omitting what happened months earlier.
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    Ban the user above you!

    Banned for misuse of capital letters.
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    Ban the user above you!

    Banned for spamming.