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  • Judge: Mistakenly Sold Apollo 11 Moon Mission Bag Is Buyer's

    12/18/2016 12:40:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 14, 2016 | Roxana Hegeman
    A bag used to collect lunar samples during the first manned mission to the moon legally belongs to an Illinois woman who bought it for $995 when it was mistakenly sold during a government auction, a judge ruled Wednesday. Judge J. Thomas Marten, of the U.S. District Court in Wichita, said he doesn't have the authority to reverse the sale of the bag used during the Apollo 11 moon mission in July 1969, even though it shouldn't have gone up for auction. The white bag, which has lunar material embedded in its fabric and which the government considers "a rare...
  • High Level Logic: Rethinking Software Reuse in the 21st Century

    09/20/2010 8:52:32 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 110 replies
    High Level Logic (HLL) Open Source Project ^ | September 20, 2010 | Roger F. Gay
    IntroductionAn application programmer spends six months perfecting a set of components commonly needed in the large company that employs him. Some of the components were particularly tricky and key pieces required very high quality, reliable and complex exception handling. It has all been tuned to run quickly and efficiently. Thorough testing has demonstrated his success. Part of his idea of “perfection” was to build in a way that the software, even many of the individual components, could easily be reused. But it is surprisingly likely that no one outside of a small group within the project will ever hear of...
  • Economy: Landfills (and thrift stores) hurting as consumers repair, reuse

    04/26/2009 3:37:32 PM PDT · by llevrok · 50 replies · 1,135+ views
    Thrift-driven Americans are fixing up, making do and reusing so much to cope with the recession that the drop in throwaways means less fill for landfills. To deal with the drop-off in dropoffs, landfills are laying off workers, reducing hours of operation and hiking disposal fees, with the increases passed along to cities, businesses and consumers. "You can look at waste and see what the economy is doing," said Tom Houck, manager at the Defiance County Landfill in northwest Ohio. He's watched the amount of trash arriving at the landfill plunge 30 percent in the past year. With consumers cutting...
  • Insurgent arms become allied assets

    10/05/2006 4:52:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 433+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Lance Cpl. Ben Eberle
    A team of Marines and civilians work an assembly line to inspect recovered Iraqi weapons before redeploying them to Iraqi Army. Photo taken by Lance Cpl. Ben Eberle. CAMP TAQADDUM -- Since March 2003, coalition forces have seized thousands of unauthorized small arms through security patrols and urban search operations. Marines and civilians with Ammunition Platoon, Supply Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), are redeploying these weapon systems into the Iraqi Army, turning insurgent resources into coalition assets. We need to arm our allies, said Warrant Officer Robert P. Smith, officer-in-charge of Camp Taqaddums Ammunition Supply...