NBN Co staff must be feeling as little less confident about the upcoming launch of its second satellite, after Facebook's broadband internet satellite was destroyed in an explosion during launch testing on Thursday morning in Florida.
While NBN Co has insured the launch of its satellite, the explosion highlights the risk of sending expensive communications equipment into space.
They thought I was bonkers when I dug this hole
and filled it with rooms as an ultimate goal
of an underground home they'd forgotten was there
unseen in the light of the rocket's red glare
As soon as the missiles start to fall
to the supermarket I'll make a quick call
for a fellow can only eat so much baked beans
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama reiterated that the intervention in Libya was probably the worst mistake of his presidency. Nevertheless, for one reason or another, the president again failed to mention who the architect of that operation was. Hint: She's running for president.
Energy is a weird thing. Matter is made of energy levels as elegantly explained by the reciprocal famous Einstein equation. Energy goes through specific levels of values, some of it becomes bits that make atoms, while other energy levels become the connections and relationships between atoms. As the universe expands, the whole lot is seemingly going towards a relative entropy of nothingness.
The house of reps members are heading over to the Senate for the speech by the governor general, Sir Peter Cosgrove. Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull are walking together.
idiots chosen for their knowledge of lolly wrapper knock-knock jokes and Chinese fortune cookie proverbs....
The climate sceptic Liberal MP Craig Kelly has been appointed chairman of the backbench environment and energy committee, with National party MP Kevin Hogan as secretary.
It's hard to know where to start...