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Re: September, Kicking Our Way Through Autumn's Golden Gown
« Reply #105 on: September 28, 2011, 10:11:45 AM »
Well here comes another one, heads up! ROSAT - German made, glass and ceramic, so won't be burning up when it enters our atmosphere and it has no guidance system, so cannot be controlled.


ROSAT is expected to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere at some point between October and December 2011. In February 2011, it was reported that the 2,400 kg satellite was unlikely to burn up entirely while re-entering the earth atmosphere due to the large amount of ceramics and glass used in construction. Parts as heavy as 400 kg could impact the surface intact.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ROSAT#Re-entry_into_the_Earth.27s_atmosphere
http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10432/620_read-830/
Real time Rosat tracking -
http://www.n2yo.com/?s=20638
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Re: September, Kicking Our Way Through Autumn's Golden Gown
« Reply #106 on: September 28, 2011, 08:27:04 PM »
I have to say that i thoroughly enjoyed tracking the UARS downfall on Twitter. Nearly peed my pants laughing.
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Re: September, Kicking Our Way Through Autumn's Golden Gown
« Reply #107 on: September 28, 2011, 09:08:00 PM »
Me too. And fuck nasa, if I get a chance to grab a piece of ceramic, I'm goingforit.
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Re: September, Kicking Our Way Through Autumn's Golden Gown
« Reply #108 on: September 29, 2011, 12:33:49 AM »
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Re: September, Kicking Our Way Through Autumn's Golden Gown
« Reply #109 on: September 29, 2011, 12:48:00 AM »
Not to mention that they are predicting HIGHS of 10° for Saturday and Sunday here. http://www.meteo.gc.ca/city/pages/qc-147_metric_f.html Hope it bounces back and heaven is not over... But it is a forboding of the horrors to come, even in our attenuated, climate-changed winter. Yow. Constant pain for months.

I have just been basking in this lovely weather. There are showers now, but it is still very warm.
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Re: September, Kicking Our Way Through Autumn's Golden Gown
« Reply #110 on: September 29, 2011, 01:10:58 PM »
The fellow who started the Okotoks hoax tweeted this link about where the satelite really landed:
 
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44689732/
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Re: September, Kicking Our Way Through Autumn's Golden Gown
« Reply #111 on: September 30, 2011, 07:03:20 PM »
We round up October with the Feast of Saint Jerome - patron of translators, of course, and of several other nerdy bookish types.

Hence, today is also International Translators' Day, and some of us are celebrating and remembering a very important friend (who was also a translator) who died 15 years ago. We are meeting at a little neighbourhood resto/café, "Zitto e mangia" which has a beautiful view on a park and a lovely old church which is now condos (the developers were very correct though, respecting the conditions that they also renovate the old stone manse which is now a community centre, especially for needy families with small children). This resto is Italo-Salvadorean, run by the son and daughter of a couple consisting of an Italian husband and Salvadorean wife. The kids speak four languages fluently.

This year's international translators' day is "building bridges between cultures - un pont entre les cultures" so I guess that is fitting.

It is a byow! I have a wine with a name most fitting for late friend's then widow - well, she is still his widow and misses him dearly, but has moved on...

Cheers and bye, bonne soirée! This was a lovely September.
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Re: September, Kicking Our Way Through Autumn's Golden Gown
« Reply #112 on: September 30, 2011, 09:39:57 PM »
We round up October with the Feast of Saint Jerome - patron of translators, of course, and of several other nerdy bookish types.

That reminded me of my very heavy Jerome Biblical Commentary:reading
 
From the Catholic Encyclopedia: The literary activity of St. Jerome, although very prolific, may be summed up under a few principal heads: works on the Bible; theological controversies; historical works; various letters; translations.
 
 

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Re: September, Kicking Our Way Through Autumn's Golden Gown
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