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LieparDestin

Every day over 100 since before the 4th, and no end in sight on the 14 day forecast.

Luckily our leadership is focused on dealing with this and not busy loading the culture war catapult with the latest Faux (FOX) outrage.

Or..

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

If the power goes out again its an entirely new race…

wi64

Hope you and JD are prepared eventhough your young, heatstroke can effect anyone.

wi64

It used to be the 3rd world that had rolling black outs, boiling water orders. hey wait thats the USA now…

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

Saagar is full of sh#t. He’s on this stupid rant that Biden is too old to run when in actually, Biden is too mentally compromised to run. I’ve known people (my mother-in-law) who was mentally compromised at a much younger age than Biden and I’ve known older people (my mom who lived to age 94) who was alert until the end. Saagar is making the case against age so that he can retrieve it in the event that Bernie decides to run so that he can make the same case against Bernie. Wake up my peeps!!! Saagar is not on our side!

wi64

Hell yea, politics aside you can listen to Bernie speak and Byedone speak and its no contest whatsoever whom the mentally compromised one is.

LieparDestin

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

wi64

X’s 27 googleplex.

LieparDestin

wi64

It’s all a game to the 1% at our expense.

LieparDestin

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

smdh

wi64

If they didnt have O I L the US would give two shits about them, i just increases the need for green ⛮.

LieparDestin

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

Rage! Rage! Rage!

LieparDestin

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

roflmboa
Lolololol…

wi64

A poster child for CTE and he needs help.

wi64

Follow up from my last posting om voyager

NASA’s Voyager 1 from the ’70s is glitching. Engineers are consulting 45-year-old manuals to troubleshoot.
Paola Rosa-Aquino

NASA reported its Voyager 1 spacecraft was sending strange data back to Earth in May.

The glitch is ongoing and might be due to the spacecraft’s age or location in interstellar space.

Engineers are looking through decades-old manuals to debug it.

In May, NASA scientists said the Voyager 1 spacecraft was sending back inaccurate data from its attitude-control system. The mysterious glitch is still ongoing, according to the mission’s engineering team. Now, in order to find a fix, engineers are digging through decades-old manuals.

Voyager 1, along with its twin Voyager 2, launched in 1977 with a design lifetime of five years to study Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their respective moons up close.

After nearly 45 years in space, both spacecraft are still functioning. In 2012, Voyager 1 became the very first human-made object to venture beyond the boundary of our sun’s influence, known as the heliopause, and into interstellar space. It’s now around 14.5 billion miles from Earth and sending data back from beyond the solar system.

“Nobody thought it would last as long as it has,” Suzanne Dodd, project manager for the Voyager mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told Insider, adding, “And here we are.”

Unearthing old spacecraft documents
Voyager 1 was designed and built in the early 1970s, complicating efforts to troubleshoot the spacecraft’s problems.

Though current Voyager engineers have some documentation — or command media, the technical term for the paperwork containing details on the spacecraft’s design and procedures — from those early mission days, other important documents may have been lost or misplaced.

An engineer works on vibration acoustics and pyro shock testing for one of NASA’s Voyager spacecraft on November 18, 1976.
An engineer works on an instrument for one of NASA’s Voyager spacecraft, on November 18, 1976.NASA/JPL-Caltech
During the first 12 years of the Voyager mission, thousands of engineers worked on the project, according to Dodd. “As they retired in the ’70s and ’80s, there wasn’t a big push to have a project document library. People would take their boxes home to their garage,” Dodd added. In modern missions, NASA keeps more robust records of documentation.

There are some boxes with documents and schematic stored off-site from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Dodd and the rest of Voyager’s handlers can request access to these records. Still, it can be a challenge. “Getting that information requires you to figure out who works in that area on the project,” Dodd said.

For Voyager 1’s latest glitch, mission engineers have had to specifically look for boxes under the name of engineers who helped design the attitude-control system. “It’s a time consuming process,” Dodd said.

Source of the bug
The spacecraft’s attitude-control system, which sends telemetry data back to NASA, indicates Voyager 1’s orientation in space and keeps the spacecraft’s high-gain antenna pointed at Earth, enabling it to beam data home.

“Telemetry data is basically a status on the health of the system,” Dodd said. But the telemetry readouts the spacecraft’s handlers are getting from the system are garbled, according to Dodd, which means they don’t know if the attitude-control system is working properly.

This archival photo shows an engineer working on the construction of a large, dish-shaped Voyager high-gain antenna. The picture was taken on July 9, 1976.
An engineer works on the construction of a large, dish-shaped Voyager high-gain antenna, on July 9, 1976.NASA/JPL-Caltech
So far, Voyager engineers haven’t been able to find a root cause for the glitch, mainly because they haven’t been able to reset the system, Dodd said. Dodd and her team believe it’s due to an aging part. “Not everything works forever, even in space,” she said.

Voyager’s glitch may also be influenced by its location in interstellar space. According to Dodd, the spacecraft’s data suggests that high-energy charged particles are out in interstellar space. “It’s unlikely for one to hit the spacecraft, but if it were to occur, it could cause more damage to the electronics,” Dodd said, adding, “We can’t pinpoint that as the source of the anomaly, but it could be a factor.”

Despite the spacecraft’s orientation issues, it’s still receiving and executing commands from Earth and its antenna is still pointed toward us. “We haven’t seen any degradation in the signal strength,” Dodd said.

Voyager 1’s journey continues
As part of an ongoing power management effort that has ramped up in recent years, engineers have been powering down non-technical systems on board the Voyager probes, like its science instruments heaters, hoping to keep them going through 2030.

From discovering unknown moons and rings to the first direct evidence of the heliopause, the Voyager mission has helped scientists understand the cosmos. “We want the mission to last as long as possible, because the science data is so very valuable,” Dodd said.

“It’s really remarkable that both spacecraft are still operating and operating well — little glitches, but operating extremely well and still sending back this valuable data,” Dodd said, adding, “They’re still talking to us.”

WI–Think about it were still in contact with those craft 14 billion miles away using 70s tech. Hell my advanced smart phone will drop calls or missspell on talk to text on planet earth. I’m not sure they even had floppy disk back then for data storage. Credit the engineers back then on the construction of theses probes though i doubt few are left alive to lend a hand. The taxpayer certainly got their bang for the buck on those probes,sadly the same cant be said for several MIC projets. If thier is a “VE-GER” out thier and they come to earth just maybe we”ll grow up a little by then.

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

Amazing! And to think, the money that the government could afford to go to projects like this now goes diminishing the tax liability of the oligarchs. Better we allow assholes to store money in offshore accounts than to sponsor scientific exploration. We are f##ked!

wi64

Update Voyager II just ofically left the solar system today.

Benny
Benny

The First Lady Compares Hispanic People To Tacos At ‘Latinx IncluXion Luncheon’

First Lady Jill Biden compared members of the Hispanic community in the United States to tacos, flowers, and glorified convenience stores during a speech in San Antonio, Texas on Monday.

Speaking from the “Latinx IncluXion Luncheon,” hosted by UnidosUS, Biden told the audience that the diversity of the Hispanic community is “as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami, and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio, is your strength.”

The First Lady appeared to misspeak, pronouncing the word “bodigas” rather than “bodegas.” Bodegas are popular corner stores found throughout New York City, particularly in the Bronx, which provide a range of food and household products.

Her remarks can be seen here:

In the same clip, Jill Biden called bodegas “bogahdahs” (sic). pic.twitter.com/DXfJgYz0g5

— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 11, 2022

Sounds like FLOTUS needs some schooling by AOC.

wi64

She needs to fire her speech writer–yeesh, She’s “supposed” to be the one that has her faculties yet?