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NASA is sending a software update to the Voyager 2 spacecraft today!

Data will be sent at 16 bps with a 19 kW transmitter using the 70-m dish at DSN Canberra.
Distance: 20 billion km
Light travel time: 18:40 hours

The patch contains logic to recover from glitches similar to the one in May 2022, when the AACS system on Voyager 1 was sending garbled data. The root cause was not diagnosed. The patch will be activated on Oct 28. Voyager 2 will be next.

When you're in a dystopic society but you're just resigned to it, that's Ohwellian. Very sorry for your loss

War is that thing that's instigated by people who don't represent the people they are ostensibly fighting for. Most folks just want to live their goddamn lives and like, eat good bread and play with their kids. Why the fuck won't the disgusting men who rule the fucking world do this stuff?

if youve never heard of lixie displays, they use the fact an led shining on the edge of a piece of acrylic makes any etching marks glow, so you can make displays from stacked layers of acrylic to show digits, icons, etc etc theyre so pretty

I have a rainbow welcome sign outside my house. It says that we welcome all people. Over the last few weeks, there’s been people riding by and screaming “fuck your sign” and “get a new sign.” And last night my house got teepeed. It’s so fucking weird how mad some people get about other people’s kindness

:boosts_ok_gay: my 8 year old wants you to vote and boost this. it’s really important to her. I am not joking and she sincerely expects at least, uh, 384 votes. and this is kinda her first ever fedi post, so do it for her!!!

what Barbie are you? :boosts_ok_gay:

How did fighter planes in the 1950s perform calculations before compact digital computers were available? With the Bendix Central Air Data Computer! This electromechanical analog computer used gears and cams to compute "air data" for fighter planes such as the F-101. 1/13

Contrary to how McCarthy’s defenders are behaving, men failing up is not a Constitutionally protected right.

The man made risky decisions and faced the natural consequences of them. I am not his mom, and my job is not to put pool noodles around hard corners for Republicans.

I am begging. The English-speaking world. To look up the difference. Between "horde" and "hoard." BEFORE you publish the thing!

The @bulwarkonline Sunday interview: @hwinkler4real!!
We discuss the writers' strike, how he dealt with dyslexia & how policymakers can help, his star turn in Monty & The Waterboy + some other shows you may have heard of.


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