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  • Voyager 1 is communicating again.  (The Register)

    The probe launched in 1977 and completed its primary mission - flybys of Jupiter and Saturn - in 1980, and since then it has been travelling deeper into space just chilling (literally) and enjoying the view.

    Only four of the original eleven instruments on board are still operational, but that's enough for it to return interesting data for a little longer.

    Both Voyager probes are powered by short-lived radioisotope generators, and within the next decade the power output will have been reduced to a point where none of the instruments will work.  Shortly after that they will pass beyond the range of the Deep Space Network and we will lose contact until 2270.


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1 Those nVidia cards *are* small to the 3-4-slot behemoths that make up so much of the last couple of generations.  My RTX 2070 is, I think "2.75" slots, which fits fine in a full-size case, and my RX 6800 is unashamedly 3 full slots.  These newer cards, while still big, will fit in a lot of the larger SFF cases.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, June 17 2024 01:11 AM (BMUHC)

2 At the airport on Thursday I saw a woman with a Galaxy Fold--I didn't ask which specific model it was--and asked her what she thought of it and she said she loved it.  I gotta admit I was a bit jealous.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, June 17 2024 01:12 AM (BMUHC)

3 "I saw I woman with a galaxy fold"
Serioously wondered why the word "laundry" wasn't in there.

Posted by: normal at Monday, June 17 2024 02:33 PM (bg2DR)

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