Blogpost: US Manned Space Program under review

May 15, 2009 § Leave a comment

Zoe Brain pens her thoughts about the current state of the US Manned Space Program.

Either way, the funding, and therefore the very existence of the US manned space program, won’t depend on the technical issues: it will depend on the US deficit, and the hard decisions Obama’s successor will have to make to remedy the catastrophically growing deficit that is planned to occur after he leaves office. That’s if nothing untoward happens that makes it even worse.

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Blogpost: Who ate that byte of apple?

May 14, 2009 § Leave a comment

Ganesh Venkateshwara writes about his experiences with Apple hardware and software on the iBook G4 and his eventual migration to Ubuntu Linux.

Out of enthusiasm and out of sheer curiosity, I wanted to own an Mac. So I got one, not a shiny new one, an old, but an equally shiny white, iBook G4. After about 5 months of continuous usage of the default OS that came with it (OSX 10.3 aka Panther), I bid it a farewell.

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CECS Tutoring Quality Program 2/2009

May 11, 2009 § Leave a comment

The second discussion forum for the Tutoring Quality Program (TQP) of the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at the Australian National University will be organized on Thursday, 14 May 2009.

Paul Preston from the ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre will facilitate the discussion on marking and providing effective feedback to students and dealing with student expectations of outcomes.

The first session for Semester 1/2009 was organized on 19 March 2009.

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