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A Time Line of Space Exploration

first_imgFrom left: Laika, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, American astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., President John F. Kennedy, astronaut and San Antonio native Edward H. White II, John H. Glenn Jr., the crew of Apollo 11, and American entrepreneur Elon Musk.Illustration by Gluekit; Laika: Keystone/Getty; Gagarin, Kennedy: AP; White: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty; Musk: Bryan Mitchell/Getty; all others Courtesy of NASA You’ve read your last free article Enter your email address If you fill out the first name, last name, or agree to terms fields, you will NOT be added to the newsletter list. Leave them blank to get signed up. Last Name Subscribe now, or to get 10 days of free access, sign up with your email. Cancel anytime. Sign up for free access Already a subscriber? Login or link your subscription. The State of Texas(Daily)A daily digest of Texas news, plus the latest from Texas Monthly This Week in Texas(Weekly)The best stories from Texas Monthlycenter_img Editor’s Desk(Monthly)A message from the editors at Texas Monthly Sign UpI agree to the terms and conditions. Subscribe Never Miss a StorySign up for Texas Monthly’s State of Texas newsletter to get stories like this delivered to your inbox daily. 4th century BCThe Greek mathematician Archytas creates a wooden pigeon that is propelled by escaping steam, an early example of rocket technology. 2nd century ADThe Syrian writer Lucian of Samosata publishes A True Story, a satirical novel that includes the first known fictional references to outer space travel.1232The Chinese become the first people to use gunpowder-fueled rockets for martial purposes.1897The Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky correctly theorizes that rockets can function in a vacuum, unlike other forms of propulsion. Dr. Robert H. Goddard and his liquid-fueled rocket in the frame from which it was fired on March 16, 1926, at Auburn, Mass.Courtesy of NASAMarch 16, 1926The American engineer Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket. June 20, 1944During World War II, Germany’s V-2 becomes the first craft to achieve spaceflight (usually defined as 62 miles above sea level). At the end of the war, many of the German rocket scientists who worked on it were recruited for the American and Russian rocket programs. February 20, 1947Fruit flies aboard a U.S. V-2 rocket become the first animals to travel in outer space. October 4, 1957The U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik I, the world’s first artificial satellite, starting the space race between the Soviet Union and the U.S. November 3, 1957Laika, a mixed-breed dog, becomes the first animal to orbit the earth. Hours later she also becomes the first animal to die in orbit. America’s first satellite, Explorer I.Courtesy of NASAJanuary 31, 1958The U.S. launches its first artificial satellite, Explorer I. October 11, 1958NASA’s first spacecraft, Pioneer I, is launched from Cape Canaveral. Though it reaches outer space, a programming error prevents it from reaching the moon. Between December 1958 and April 1961, the Juno II launched space probes Pioneer III and IV, as well as Explorer satellites VII, VIII, and XI.Courtesy of NASA1959The Soviet Union and the U.S. independently launch unmanned probes to the moon. The Soviets conduct the first flyby of the moon in January; the U.S. repeats the feat in March. In September a Soviet spacecraft intentionally crash-lands on the moon, becoming the first man-made object to touch the surface of another celestial body. April 12, 1961Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet cosmonaut, becomes the first human to reach space and complete one orbit of the earth. May 5, 1961Alan B. Shepard Jr. becomes the first American to reach space. May 25, 1961President John F. Kennedy announces his determination to put a man on the moon. February 20, 1962John H. Glenn Jr. becomes the first American to orbit the earth. April 26, 1962The Ranger 4 crash-lands on the moon, becoming the first U.S. craft to reach another celestial body.Russian astronaut Alexei Leonov becomes the first man to walk in space on March 18, 1965.Central Press/GettyMarch 18, 1965Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov becomes the first person to conduct a space walk.June 3, 1965San Antonio native Edward H. White II becomes the first U.S. astronaut to conduct a space walk.July 15, 1965The American spacecraft Mariner 4 successfully conducts the first flyby of Mars. February 3, 1966The Soviet Union’s Luna 9 becomes the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the moon.A model of the Surveyor 1 spacecraft.Courtesy of NASAJune 2, 1966Surveyor 1 becomes the first American spacecraft to soft-land on the moon. January 27, 1967A flash fire breaks out during an Apollo 1 simulation at Kennedy Space Center, killing the three astronauts aboard. April 24, 1967The Soviet Union’s Vladimir Komarov becomes the first astronaut to die in-flight when his ship, Soyuz 1, crashes on its descent.December 24, 1968Apollo 8 becomes the first manned spacecraft to successfully orbit the moon. Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969.Courtesy of NASAJuly 20, 1969Apollo 11 becomes the first manned spacecraft to land on the moon. April 17, 1970The crew of Apollo 13 safely returns to Earth after the rupture of an oxygen tank damages several of the craft’s power, electrical, and life-support systems. June 30, 1971The three astronauts on the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 11 become the first—and so far the only—people to die in space when their capsule depressurized prior to reentering Earth’s atmosphere.November 13, 1971The American spacecraft Mariner 9 becomes the first craft to orbit another planet, Mars. November 27, 1971The Soviet Union’s Mars 2 vehicle, which was expected to make a soft landing on Mars, crashes onto the planet’s surface, becoming the first spacecraft to touch another planet.December 2, 1971The Soviet Union’s Mars 3 becomes the first spacecraft to attain a soft landing on Mars.December 7, 1972Apollo 17 takes flight as the last of the six successful Apollo missions to the moon. July 20, 1976The Viking 1 lander touches down on the surface of Mars, the first U.S. craft to do so.The space shuttle Columbia launches on April 12, 1981, manned with two astronauts, John Young and Robert Crippen.Courtesy of NASAApril 12, 1981The space shuttle Columbia launches as the first operational flight of the U.S. shuttle program.January 28, 1986The Challenger shuttle explodes 73 seconds after takeoff, killing all seven crew members. 1998NASA begins working with Russia on the International Space Station.2000Amazon founder Jeff Bezos creates the aerospace company Blue Origin. In 2003 Blue Origin begins buying land in West Texas for an engine-test and suborbital-test-flight facility.2002Entrepreneur Elon Musk founds SpaceX with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. February 1, 2003The space shuttle Columbia breaks up over Texas. All seven crew members die.August 4, 2014SpaceX publicly announces it has chosen Boca Chica Village, Texas, near Brownsville, as the location for its new launch site. Blue Origin founder—and Amazon.com founder and CEO—Jeff Bezos in Seattle, Washington, on June 18, 2014.David Ryder/GettyMay 9, 2019Bezos announces that Blue Origin is working on a manned moon landing vehicle called “Blue Moon,” which he expects to be in operation by 2024. It is the first step in Bezos’s plan to help humanity colonize the solar system. Hope you enjoyed your free ride. To get back in the saddle, subscribe! First Name Why am I seeing this?last_img read more

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SAINTS battled to a thrilling 2222 draw against H

first_imgSAINTS battled to a thrilling 22-22 draw against Hull FC at Langtree Park.A Josh Jones’ try with half an hour remaining looked to have settled a classic contest only for the visitors to almost pull off a shock comeback.The home side deservedly led 16-12 at half time thanks to tries from Anthony Laffranchi, Francis Meli and Jordan Turner.It was a 40 minutes of guile and craft; the home side looking good with ball in hand but suffering through errors in their own half.Hull forged ahead through Jason Crookes – Shannon McDonnell adding a late try.Saints had the better of the opening stages of the second half with Jones’ try, but an injury to captain Paul Wellens forced a reshuffle and sparked Hull’s comeback.Two missed drop goals from Hull and Saints’ rearguard action ensuring the points were shared.Alex Walmsley made his Saints’ debut off the bench whilst James Roby returned in place of the injured Lance Hohaia.Hull were unchanged from the side that beat Bradford last weekend and that continuity showed as they got off to the best possible start.After a real battle in the forwards they forced a Saints’ error and profited for the opening score.Great handling saw the ball fly right and Jason Crookes plunged over. Daniel Holdsworth converting.Saints ensured parity almost immediately. A high ball from Lee Gaskell caused panic; the ball was recycled and James Roby flicked it back for Anthony Laffranchi to cross.Gaskell tagging the extras.Buoyed, Saints came again and another high ball caused mayhem in the Hull defence.Jon Wilkin’s high ball had McDonnell scrambling and moments later fast, slick passing saw Francis Meli grab his third of the season.Gaskell firing it off the touchline for 12-6.With less than 15 minutes to go Tommy Makinson defended a kick to the corner he had no right to get to – conceding a drop out.But Saints defended the set and then turned that hard work into points. Two penalties got them down the field and Jordan Turner showed all his strength and power to force his way over.Hull pulled one back through McDonnell and almost got in again after a number of errors and repeat sets.Saints began the second half on the front foot battering Hull’s line and consistently pinging them back with some tough tackling.And it was that defence that was converted into more points. This time Tony Puletua held up the ball just long enough for Jonny Lomax to combine with Lee Gaskell to send in Josh Jones.Gaskell tagging on his third two-pointer of the evening.Tom Briscoe replied when another kick to the corner wasn’t cleared – goaled by Holdsworth – and then had another sustained period of pressure on Saints’ line.A knock on blew one chance but it was one penalty too many for the home side and more sets to defend.Hull crossed but a forward pass denied the four-pointer.Saints defended three more sets on their line but on the fourth – after a bizarre scrum call – Richard Whiting put them level.It was an awful call after a blatant knock on – but the conversion was missed and Saints lived to fight another day.Hull tried a drop goal from 45 metres that just missed and another from 30 that Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook just about did enough to make it miss.Saints had 60 seconds to set up a chance of their own but it was too much of an ask.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Laffranchi, Meli, Turner, JonesGoals: Gaskell (3 from 4)Hull FC:Tries: Crookes, McDonnell, Briscoe, WhitingGoals: Holdsworth (3 from 3)Penalties:Saints: 9Hull FC: 5HT: 16-12FT: 22-22REF: Ben ThalerATT:Teams:Saints:1. Paul Wellens; 21. Tommy Makinson, 3. Jordan Turner, 19. Josh Jones, 5. Francis Meli; 20. Lee Gaskell, 7. Jonny Lomax; 11. Tony Puletua, 9. James Roby, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 4. Sia Soliola, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Willie Manu.Subs: 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 15. Mark Flanagan. 24. Joe Greenwood, 25. Alex Walmsley.Hull FC:1. Shannon McDonnell; 2. Jason Crookes, 3. Ben Crooks, 4. Kirk Yeaman, 5. Tom Briscoe; 6. Daniel Holdsworth, 16. Richard Horne; 8. Mark O’Meley, 9. Danny Houghton, 10. Andy Lynch, 15. Ben Galea, 21. Chris Green, 13. Joe Westerman.Subs: 14. Richard Whiting, 19. Jay Pitts, 20. Paul Johnson, 33. Aaron Heremaia.last_img read more

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Man accused of fatal Bladen Co shooting expected in court Thursday

first_img The sheriff’s office says Gore, who owns a shop where a boat was stolen last week, went searching for the boat in Bladen County and found two men at an abandoned lumber mill.The sheriff says that’s where gore shot Allen Blanchard, 34,  in the head. Blanchard died Monday, according to sheriff’s spokesman Maj. Larry Guyton.Gore was originally arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.Related Article: Court reinstates late Aaron Hernandez’s murder convictionA sheriff’s spokesman says his charges should be upgraded to include murder. David Wayne Gore (Photo: Bladen Co. Sheriff’s Office) BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Bladen County Sheriff’s Office spokesman says a New Hanover County business owner is expected to turn himself in Thursday to face new charges.Investigators say 57-year-old David Gore will face a murder charge after a weekend shooting.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Man sentenced to life in prison for 2015 Columbus County murder

first_img Deans’  brother Wesley gave a victim-impact statement.While on the verge of tears, he said he can’t imagine what Deans’ two children are going through without their mother.“To lose your sister is extremely painful, but losing your daughter is another kind of hurt,” he said, while describing how gut-wrenching is it seeing his mom deal with Alicia’s death.Related Article: Tabor City man robbed at gunpoint by two men, including ‘friend’Tyler was sentenced to life in prison without parole.Deans’ mother, Sheila Deans, said one word comes to mind after the verdict.“Grateful. I’m just so grateful that he can’t hurt anybody else. I mean, we’ve all worried about that. I mean, it was told in there how he bullied and being- you know, he tried to hurt other people too. So we’re just glad no one else will get hurt,” Sheila Deans said.Alicia Marie DeansTwo of Tyler’s co-defendants also testified against him during the trial, describing how Tyler wanted them to stage a robbery in order to use Deans’ car to kidnap Tyler’s ex-girlfriend.Deans was shot in the head, her body found in a wooded area of Columbus County.We’ll have more details tonight on WWAY News. COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Shortly after deliberations began, a Columbus County jury has returned a verdict in the murder trial of Nathan Tyler, Jr.The jury found Tyler guilty of first degree murder in the death of Alicia Deans. They also returned guilty verdicts for first degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Motorcyclist arrested after chase crash in Brunswick County

first_imgTristan Blunier (Photo: Brunswick Co. Sheriff’s Office) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Myrtle Beach man is in the Brunswick County Detention Center facing several charges after a motorcycle chase Friday night.Tristan Blunier, 22, is charged with fleeing to elude arrest, reckless driving to endanger, failure to heed light or siren, and resisting public officer.- Advertisement – It happened around 9:30 p.m. in Supply.According to warrants, a deputy tried to stop Blunier on Highway 17 for speeding in excess of 15 miles an hour over the limit.The Sheriff’s Office says Blunier would not stop and after a short chase, crashed, and then ran off. 1 of 2 Traffic stopped during motorcycle chase on Friday, July 6, 2018 (Photo: Contributed)center_img Related Article: Weekend checkpoint nets 4 arrests, more than 100 citationsAfter more than an hour of searching, a K-9 Unit found Blunier.He will appear in court later this month.His bond is set at $6,000. Tristan Blunier (Photo: Brunswick Co. Sheriff’s Office)last_img read more

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PTs Grille in Leland accepting food and supplies donors get 1 off

first_img Anyone who gives a donation will receive $1 off of their meal.All items will be given to a church then distributed to families in Brunswick County. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you’re looking to help some hurricane victims and get a deal on lunch, you’re in luck.PT’s Grille in Leland is accepting donations of water, non perishable food, pet food, cleaning supplies, toiletries, and more.- Advertisement – last_img

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Oak Island mayors son faces nearly a dozen more child sex charges

first_img Brochure is also charged with 11 counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor.Oak Island Police say those charges are related to his original arrest in July when he was charged with child pornography.His bond was $2,000,000 but was reduced to $50,000. Justin Brochure (Photo: BCSO) OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — There is more trouble for the son of the mayor of Oak Island.36-year-old Justin Brochure was arrested, again, Friday afternoon. Investigators say he violated his release order.- Advertisement – last_img

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2019 Azalea Garden Tour Harbor Way Gardens

first_img Harbor Way Gardens Committee Chairwoman Elise Running says Hurricane Florence took its toll on the grounds, but nearly a dozen women have put in a lot of hours to make it perfect again.This is the first time they have been featured on the Azalea Garden Tour.“We are really excited not only to featured the garden, but so proud of Harbor Island Garden Club and this is a real show place for the town of Wrightsville Beach,” Running said.Related Article: Rip currents keep lifeguards busy on Memorial DayShe says the gardens lost 20 trees during Florence. Volunteers recently planted a new live oak thanks to a donation from Oleander Company.The Cape Fear Garden Club’s Azalea Garden Tour runs Friday through Sunday. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Harbor Way Gardens in Wrightsville Beach features an acre of flowers, plants, trees and a salty breeze.Located near the corner of Causeway Drive and Salisbury Street, the public park is the home of roses, wildflowers and plants for sustaining butterflies, bees and birds.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Water Street slated to reopen to twoway traffic in early May

first_img This is one phase of a multi-phased and much-needed project to upgrade utilities beneath Water Street from Market Street north to Red Cross Street, according to the city.Work on the current phase began in early 2018 and was initially scheduled to be completed in mid-2018.Completion of this phase has been delayed by several factors.Related Article: High school student missing after swimming in Eno River Rock Quarry“First, crews were working to install sewer pipes some 12 feet underground during 2018, a year that the city experienced a record 100+ inches of rain,” the city wrote in a news release. “Second, when CFPUA officials were inspecting the newly placed sewer pipe this fall, they found the required slope of the pipe did not meet CFPUA and state requirements and it is being re-worked. The contractor doing the work suspects that some soil settled beneath the pipe, perhaps due to the heavy rains.”The street is slated to be paved and open in early May.All businesses in the area, including the shops at Water Street Center and the Hotel Ballast, remain open while work is underway. Construction started back in April and business owners near the construction say it’s affected profits. (Photo: Basil John/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The city and the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority have nearly completed replacing aging water and sewer pipes under the ground in Water Street between Chestnut and Grace streets.The city says work will stop for Azalea Festival and will resume next week with completion of this phase expected early next month.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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River Road shut down near Southport after multicar crash

first_imgBRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Highway Patrol says a portion Highway 133 is shutdown near Southport after after a crash involving three vehicles.Sgt. Sanders with The Highway Patrol said the crash happened around 9:15 a.m. near Long Beach Road and River Road.- Advertisement – He said a car going North on River Road crossed the center line and hit a truck causing the truck to hit another car.Sanders said at least one person was airlifted to the hospital and several others were also taken to the hospital.Sanders said N.C. 133 will be shut down for a while in between N.C. 87 and N.C. 211. He said drivers should avoid the area or take a different route.Related Article: Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash near Wilmington intersectionWe will have more details as they become available.last_img read more

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To educate to convince and to fight this scourge of drugs –

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint Credit: Kevin AbelaCredit: Kevin Abela President Vella saluted the memory of Maria Sciberras, noting how she made it her lifelong mission, “to educate, to convince, and to fight this scourge of drugs”, and how she stood shoulder to shoulder with victims, thus earning their trust and respect.President George Vella gave the closing address at the Dr Maria Sciberras Memorial Lecture organised by the Foundation for Social Welfare Services, held at the University of Malta Valletta Campus.Knowing her personally for many years as a student and later as a newly qualified doctor, the President said how Sciberras was a hands-on General Practitioner, “who loved her work and showed it”.The President continued by giving a broad account of the development of efforts to tackle the increasing problem of drug abuse, including early efforts to set up the Interdepartmental Commission against Drug Abuse and Ilicit Trafficking (ICADAIT).The President described Dr Sciberras as a formidable woman who utilised the bond that she built with patients to the full, and who radiated confidence to her patients.WhatsApplast_img read more

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Sterling signs new contract with Manchester City

first_img SharePrint Raheem Sterling has signed a new five-year deal with the reigning Premier League champions and is expected to earn around £300,000 per week, making him the highest-earning English footballer.The 23-year-old England international’s performances improved considerably under Pep Guardiola and has managed to score 7 goals already since the beginning of the season.The forward who joined from Liverpool in 2015 stated:“I’m delighted to sign – my development here has been incredible. I felt from the minute I got here it was the right choice for me. It’s really paid off for me and I’m really grateful.”WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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How Apples Ear pods were Improved

first_imgAdvertisement The new design is a huge departure they don’t create a seal in your ear like a decent pair of in-ear headphones  but they’re designed to direct the sound in a more efficient way than the old ones.The main driver points down your ear canal, there’s a port on the side, facing into your ear at the rear of each bud, a port on the outside of the pointing outwards, and another tiny slot at the base of each stem, supposedly for enhancing the bass.The first bit of good news is that, although there’s still some sound leakage, it’s nowhere near as bad as with the old earbuds, so you can turn up the volume without attracting quite so many disapproving frowns on the bus. – Advertisement – To demonstrate this we positioned a pair of microphones next to each ear, and recorded the residual noise produced by each pair of earbuds, then passed the resulting clips through a spectrum analyzer. The frequency spectrum graph below clearly show the new EarPods produce a narrower band of extraneous noise than the old earbuds.Sound quality is also hugely improved: there’s actually some bass here for starters  not thumping, pounding bass, perhaps, but the EarPods reproduce tones that reach right down to the depths. The treble isn’t bad either, although vocals do have the tendency to sound a little harsh.The inline remote, meanwhile, works as well as before, and in back-to-back tests against the old earbuds, the microphone seemed to give a slightly buzzier, more nasal quality to voices. There isn’t enough of a difference for serious criticism, though.There are some negative aspects to the design, though. The highly directional nature of the EarPod design means the colour of the sound changes as they shift around in your ear, and because there’s no rubber trim to hold them in place, they tend to shift around quite a bit.There’s no improvement in build quality either  they still feel cheap and plasticky.If you listen to a lot of music, then, we’d still advise you to upgrade from the EarPods as soon as possible, and we wouldn’t recommend them as a standalone buy.There are far better headphones around than these for not much more cash – notably RHA’s superb MA350s, which cost £30 (and equipped with an Apple-compatible remote with for £40). However, they’re a very welcome upgrade to the existing bundled buds, both for Apple customers and their fellow travellers.Source:PC PROlast_img read more

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Apple vs Samsung A peace treaty

first_imgWith Apple vs. Samsung warfare raging in the hearts and minds of the smartphone faithful, perhaps it’s time for a peace treaty. Advertisement On an historic autumn day in 2012, online warriors from both sides of the epic Apple-Samsung feud agreed to set aside their powerful smartphones and resolve their tensions, which had grown intolerable. What follows is the HTML version of their agreement, the Cupertino-Seoul Apple-Samsung Fanboy Treaty.With Apple vs. Samsung warfare raging in the hearts and minds of the smartphone faithful, perhaps it’s time for a peace treaty.WHEREAS both sets of Parties recognize that a competitive market is both critical and necessary for continued technological innovation to benefit all, especially early adopters…NOW, THEREFORE, the Parties agree to abide by the agreements herein, enumerated in the terms of the articles set forth below: – Advertisement – ARTICLE 1Apple Fanboys agree not to keep bringing up the August 2012 $1 billion patent verdict against Samsung as a way of trying to squelch any disagreement over who may have copied what, recognizing that the case covered a limited scope of features. Samsung Fanboys will similarly cease efforts to end all arguments by discussing “Open” versus “Closed” platforms, accepting that there are numerous advantages and disadvantages to each.ARTICLE 2Apple Fanboys won’t list how many apps are available for iOS (more than 700,000, since the treaty brought it up) on every message board about app development while Samsung Fanboys will minimize cross-Party discussion of expandable SD-card memory, replaceable batteries, screen size, NFC technology or how Android’s notifications are still way better than Apple’s, even after Notification Center was added to iOS and Mac OS X.ARTICLE 3Both Parties will agree that Widgets, often touted as a selling point by Samsung Fanboys, are actually kinda dumb, but then so is Apple’s “Podcast” app, which is just absolutely the worst. Apple Fanboys acknowledge that Animated Wallpaper would be a nice feature to have while Samsung Fanboys admit that late at night, they sometimes wake up screaming from nightmares about product upgrade fragmentation across the Android platform.ARTICLE 4Apple Fanboys vow to stop taking the words of Steve Jobs (RIP) about going thermonuclear on Google over Android as personal marching orders. Samsung Fanboys agree to share some of the 50 Gigabytes of Dropbox storage that came with their Galaxy S3 phone and to let Apple Fanboys play around with the Swype keyboard feature whenever it is requested.ARTICLE 5Both Parties agree to a complete and immediate ban on mocking in the following manner: Apple Fanboys will no longer pick up a Samsung Note device and hold it up to their ear, shouting, “HELLO!? I THINK THIS PHONE IS TOO BIG FOR MY FACE!” Samsung Fanboys likewise agree to stop posting images online of people holding up iPads to take photos, superimposed with the word “FAIL” on the image.ARTICLE 6Samsung Fanboys agree to immediately boycott and disown television commercials making fun of Apple customers standing in line. Apple Fanboys, in exchange, promise to stop treating iPhone and iPad launch days like a national holiday or, Steve Jobs forbid, like the Woodstock of their generation.ARTICLE 7The oath to be taken by both Apple and Samsung Fanboys upon ratification of this peace treaty shall be in the following form: “I ……. do solemnly swear allegiance to all sleek, cutting-edge, full-featured mobile devices, be they made by Apple or by manufacturers of Android-based products. Should I feel the need to criticize, boast by comparison or complain about a product that rivals the one I own and use, such Internet-based venom will be directed at a third-party target [namely Windows mobile or, ha ha, BlackBerry users. LAME.].”IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the respective Parties sign this Treaty by digital signature or QR Code, then Tweet a link for all to see.BY AGREEMENT OF BOTH PARTIES, war between Apple and Samsung Fanboys is declared to have terminated October, 2012.This article was written by Omar L. Gallaga, a tech-culture reporter for the Austin American-Statesman and a technology contributor to CNN.com, NPR and Kirkus Reviews, and was first published on CNN.com.last_img read more

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The code which landed Apollo 11 on the moon is now available

first_imgAdvertisement If you have been wondering how the Apollo 11 landed on the moon, worry no more.The code responsible for the first moon landing is now readily available online, after being uploaded to Github this week.The code has long been available to interested researchers, but never had it been made available this way. – Advertisement – Some Reddit users have already taken a look, and uncovered some of the best tidbits.For one, you’ll find “BURN_BABY_BURN–MASTER_IGNITION_ROUTINE.agc” in there. In another spot, you can see a note about “TRASHY LITTLE SUBROUTINES.”You can explore the code yourself here.last_img

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Little bird told me Spurs SHOULD be odds on

first_img[dropcap]C[/dropcap]ome on down – the price is right……As documented in an earlier column – I always think it’s important for the punter to have an idea what a price SHOULD be and then compare this to the actual odds.This is the complete opposite approach of most punters who look at the odds and THEN try to fit a bet around them.Good case in point is the Norwich v Spurs game today (4pm. Sky). I was fully expecting Spurs to be odds-on for this – so was naturally surprised to see them odds against and have to bet accordingly with Star Sports.Spurs are very much still pushing for a top four finish in the Premier League whilst the Canaries are perilously placed right next to the relegation line and have really struggled to score goals this season, especially at home where their average is just 0.84 goals per game !.Norwich have won only one of their last 11 matches and were brushed aside by Spurs in the reverse fixture in September.HEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Max last 10 only)Sep 2013 Premier Tottenham 2-0 NorwichJan 2013 Premier Norwich 1-1 TottenhamOct 2012 Capital One Norwich 2-1 TottenhamSep 2012 Premier Tottenham 1-1 NorwichApr 2012 Premier Tottenham 1-2 NorwichDec 2011 Premier Norwich 0-2 TottenhamDec 2004 Premier Norwich 0-2 TottenhamSep 2004 Premier Tottenham 0-0 NorwichApr 1995 Premier Tottenham 1-0 NorwichDec 1994 Premier Norwich 0-2 TottenhamThe irony of today’s match is that a Norwich defeat could mark the end of Chris Hughton’s tenure at Carrow Road. He is already odds-on to be the next Premier League manager to get the boot (or ‘leave his position’ as is more politically correct these days). Hughton, of course, has a long history with Spurs both as a player and as part of the management team but there will be no place for sentiment this afternoon from Spurs who could draw level with Liverpool in the table.Norwich need points and they need them now. They have an astonishing end to the season with their final four matches against Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal !!Spurs are continuing to play good football under Tim Sherwood and only Chelsea have a better record in the Premier League since he took the helm.Snap up the odds against for another win that might well condemn Hughton.RECOMMENDED BET (1-10 points)10 points SPURS at around 11/10 with Star SportsRUNNING RETURN (FEBRUARY): LOSS 41.91 POINTSRUNNING RETURN (YEAR): LOSS 31.19 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Tuesday

first_imgWhat’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321 [dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Tuesday 19 AprilRACING MOVERS2.00 KemptonQuebec 10/1 > 9/22.50 WolverhamptonSchoolboy Error 6/1 > 5/23.10 LudlowKilbree Kid 7/1 > 4/15.20 BrightonBlack Caesar 12/1 > 13/27.20 BrightonNidnod 8/1 > 5/1LIVE FOOTBALL PRICESPremier League19:45 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD5/1 Newcastle United 8/15 Man City 100/30 DRAW(All prices subject to fluctuation)last_img

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STARTERS ORDERS Wednesday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Wednesday 17 August RACING MOVERS2.30 YorkBear Valley 9/2 > 7/22.55 ChepstowNotalot 100/30 > 9/43.05 YorkIdaho 10/11 > 4/64.20 YorkBotany Bay 8/1 > 6/15.05 CarlisleArtful Prince 10/1 > 6/16.00 WorcesterMy Judge 15/2 > 11/26.40 KemptonSir Dancealot 14/1 > 5/17.50 KillarneyXebec 11/2 > 7/28.40 KemptonJacobs Cat 7/1 > 5/1FOOTBALL PRICESUEFA Champions League Play-Off 1st Leg19:45 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 2 HD / BT Sport 4K UHD7/10 Celtic 9/2 Hapoel Be’er Sheva 13/5 DRAWSpanish Super Cup22:00 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD3/10 Barcelona 8/1 Sevilla 9/2 DRAWBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img

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STAR PREVIEW Netherlands v England

first_imgHow the mighty have fallen. A former giant of European football that has fallen so far that nothing other than a root and branches rebuild is required…… and I’m not talking about England (for once) but rather their opponents tonight the Netherlands.I’m still struggling to come to terms with the fact the mighty Oranje will not be part of Russia 2018 having failed to qualify.That disaster signalled big changes and this is Ronald Koeman’s first game in charge and there’re plenty of new faces amongst the players too with Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder now retired from International football. Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk takes over as captain of the Netherlands. He said: “It is great news, for me and my family. I am very happy with it, it is a great honour to be the captain of your country.”Ordinarily, I would think England would be a good bet to win this but the usual caveat of IF applies. If, in this case, standing for international friendly.Gareth Southgate will no doubt be keen to keep England’s momentum going with the World Cup now less than three months away. England have kept four clean sheets in a row and five in their last six.Southgate is likely to use Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford who is increasingly looking like the number one choice for the England number one shirt.Jack Wilshere has not travelled after injuring his knee in training and his hopes of being fit for Russia are in the balance.Southgate said: “It’s difficult for me to say when he will report back because he’s more experienced with it than I am, but it’s definitely not a big problem. We just have to see how it settles. It’s ongoing.“It’s not uncommon at all for players to experience it. It’s disappointing for him in terms of this game, but given the injuries he’s had and the progress over the last 18 months, he’s made huge strides.”Netherlands v EnglandInternational Friendly19:45 ITVHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Mar 2016 INTERNATIONAL England 1-2 HollandFeb 2012 INTERNATIONAL England 2-3 HollandAug 2009 INTERNATIONAL England 2-2 HollandNov 2006 INTERNATIONAL Holland 1-1 EnglandFeb 2005 INTERNATIONAL England 0-0 HollandFeb 2002 INTERNATIONAL Holland 1-1 EnglandAug 2001 INTERNATIONAL England 0-2 HollandJun 1996 EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS England 4-1 HollandOct 1993 WORLD CUP Holland 2-0 EnglandApr 1993 WORLD CUP England 2-2 HollandNetherlands have lost just one of their past 13 matches against England (W5 D7) but they are likely to be much more experimental than England will be tonight as Southgate’s men continue the build up to the main event. As such, England at 19/10 makes plenty of appeal – despite the IF factor!RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK ENGLAND 9 points at 19/10 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 97.17 pointslast_img read more

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STAR PREVIEW Man City v Spurs

first_imgOf the 98 teams in Europe’s top-ranked leagues, only one – Manchester City – are still in with a shot of winning each trophy they’ve competed for this season. The fact that we are in April and still able to write that is a remarkable testament to the quality of Pep Guardiola’s side but their place in the Champions League is at risk with Tottenham holding a 1-0 lead heading into tonight’s second leg.It was always going to be tough to get a result from Spurs’ new stadium but the sheer speed and coordination of Spurs’ pressing was immaculate, with Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min clamping anything that moved down the flanks as Dele Alli reduced Fernandinho’s influence.Last week Guardiola, perhaps wanting to keep the tie in the balance until tonight’s second leg, was more conservative than normal, with Kevin de Bruyne dropped and then brought on in the remaining minutes, whilst Fabian Delph played alongside Fernandinho too in what as a rather unusual approach.Tonight will be a much more attacking approach and the market expects home turf to prove all the difference, but things might not be that simple. Last season City went off favourites in the 90-minute market against Liverpool when trying to turn around a 3-0 deficit, took a 2nd minute lead and lost 2-1.This is a different task, as they do not have so much chasing to do, but if Tottenham manage to score once then City will need three goals and whilst if any side is capable, they are, of breaking down this Spurs defence in such a situation it is an extremely tall task – even for Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and David Silva.Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose were all tremendous last week and Hugo Lloris’ penalty save last week (along with another clean sheet since) should give him plenty of confidence after a tough couple of weeks. They will present an intimidating rearguard for City to break down from the first minute tonight.A potential season-ending injury to Harry Kane is a blow, but Spurs have coped without him for long periods of time already this season. There were four Premier League wins without Kane in the team after he was injured against Manchester United, plus a hugely impressive first-leg win against Borussia Dortmund in the last 16. Heung Min-Son scored in four straight games after Kane was injured plus the winning goal last week and with Erisken and Alli in midfield, and the potential for Lucas Moura – who scored a hat-trick against Huddersfield at the weekend – to play on the break is immense.Man City v Tottenham HotspurUEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg20:00 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 4K UHDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)APR 2019 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Tottenham 1-0 Manchester CityOCT 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 0-1 Manchester CityAPR 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 1-3 Manchester CityDEC 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 4-1 TottenhamJAN 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 2-2 TottenhamOCT 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 2-0 Manchester CityFEB 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 1-2 TottenhamSEP 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 4-1 Manchester CityMAY 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 0-1 Manchester CityOCT 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 4-1 TottenhamJAN 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 1-5 Manchester CityNOV 2013 PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City 6-0 TottenhamCity are absolutely capable of turning this round, but Tottenham are just 13/20 to score with starsports.bet and that will leave City needing three goals. It is hard to see why, in such a specific situation, they are as big as 17/2, but it is impossible to ignore 20/21 on a two goal handicap, which wins as long as City don’t win by more than one.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)5pts SPURS (+2) at 21/20 with starsports.bet1pt MAN CITY 2-1 at 15/2 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 272.22 points(excluding Premier League ante-post, RBC Heritage)last_img read more