Saturday, May 31, 2008

Ummmm... anyone think this is a bad idea?

Skynet military launch postponed

"The launch of the third and final satellite in the UK's next-generation military space communications network has been delayed by a few days."

Is anyone else wishing that maybe we wouldn't let this happen at all? I mean seriously, haven't we learned anything?

"Software on the launch vehicle did not behave normally during a test sequence."

Big shocker...

Skynet 5 is intended to provide British forces with a secure, high-bandwidth
capability through to 2020.
A successful launch will complete the in-orbit part of the £3.6bn project.
Additional work has included upgrades to ground stations and the installation of new antennas and terminals on military ships, planes and land vehicles.Taken together, the three Skynet spacecraft - known as 5A, 5B and 5C - will provide coverage from the Americas to Asia."

Of course it will... until the day it becomes self-aware and then all of Hades breaks loose!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Ummm... Indiana Jones... I hardly knew you.

What was that? Memo to George Lucas: You don't have it anymore.