Friday, January 4, 2008

notes on netgear support website

  • comments are mangled incorrectly, doubling single quotes, presumably in a confused attempt to prevent SQL injection attacks.

  • page caching behavior is wrong, so after a ticket is updated by netgear support staff, the update will not appear unless the browser is made to disregard its cache.

  • timestamps on comments are wrong, perhaps by roughly (UTC - PST) hours.

  • netgear support staff can't actually fix any problem you have.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

One in twenty eight and falling...

Asteroid on near-miss course with Mars

No one taught these guys to label their plots, unfortunately (nice of them to put "mars" and "sun" on there though). To make it clearer, the cyan line is the probable trajectory of 2007 WD5. White dots indicate a possible position at the time it would intercept mars' orbital, if it does.

Will there be a collision? Probably not. One in twenty eight odds, though? Those are most certainly not astronomical odds.