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The Lunch Box 06/08

The Lunch Box 06/08

Another day another lunch

Snack down on some juicy news bits over lunch, and keep up to date with the goings-on in the world with the ARN lunch box!

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State of the market

  • The market bounced back after yesterday’s fall. At 11:45am the ASX 200 was up 46.8pts at 4307.7.
  • The Aussie dollar has risen more than half a per cent and is buying $US0.8451. Gold is down at $US966.3 an ounce while oil is up at $US72 a barrel.

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Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Mostly fine. Windy. Cloudy periods. Min: 10, Max: 22
  • Melbourne: Showers clearing. Windy. Min: 12, Max: 15
  • Brisbane: Fine. Min: 9, Max: 25
  • Perth: Shower or two. Min: 10, Max: 21
  • Adelaide: Morning showers. Min: 9, Max: 15
  • Hobart: A little rain, mountain snow. Min: 9, Max: 11
  • Canberra: Windy. Chance shower. Min: 5, Max: 15
  • Darwin: Fine and sunny. Min: 18, Max: 33

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In Pictures: Houston, we have a bug - 9 famous software glitches in space

In Pictures: Houston, we have a bug - 9 famous software glitches in space

There’s never a good time to run into software bugs, but some times are worse than others - like during a mission to space. Spacecraft of all shapes and sizes rely heavily on software to complete their objectives. But those missions can be quickly ended by the simplest of human errors when writing code. The omission of an overbar here or overflow error checking code there can mean the difference between success or failure, not to mention the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars, years of work and, on manned missions, human life. Use the arrows above to read about 9 examples that show that, despite the care with which these systems are built, bugs have occurred in spacecraft software since we started to fling rockets into space - and will, no doubt, continue to crop up.

In Pictures: Houston, we have a bug - 9 famous software glitches in space
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