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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Speaking Of French Engineering
CNES, the French space exploration agency, has a nice English-language edition of their website. They're launching Soyuez rockets now, in addition to the well-established Ariane 5. I suspect the Russian bird does very well, launching from French Guiana instead of the usual approximately-Detroit latitude of Baikonur
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Ego vadum perussi vestri prandium
"I saw to what extent the people among whom I lived could be trusted as good neighbors and friends; that their friendship was for summer weather only; that they did not greatly propose to do right; that they were a distinct race from me by their prejudices and superstitions."