This Week’s Whine
“We expand the women’s Olympic football tournament to sixteen teams.” Discover that Jamaica are not going anywhere without a fight in How to Play More Women’s Football.
One solar day on Mercury is equal to:
Two Mercurian years
Mercury’s rotation rate is in a 3:2 resonance with its orbital period, so that the solar day is 176 Earth days, twice as long as its orbital period.
One Mercurian year
One half of a Mercurian year
One third of a Mercurian year
«2, 7, 9»
Equal to the number of spacecraft in the BepiColombo mission, the estimated duration [in years] until their insertion into orbit around Mercury, and the number of planetary flybys they will make on the way.
“The fundamental flaw is that destabilising your codebase by integrating inadequately tested features, and then hoping to fix up all the problems later, is not a good process. It wasn’t good when Windows was released every three years, and it’s not good when it’s released every six months.”
– Peter Bright, technology editor, Ars Technica, on a Windows 10 update that resulted in data loss for some users
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