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I am SHOCKED that there are Yet Still More Problems with SLS. They've only been building the stupid thing for ten years, at a cost of $10 billion, but before they can bolt it to a test stand for static tests they have to make sure the fuel tankage doesn't leak.
Ten years. A billion dollars a year. *sigh*
Anyway, that puts the next one in perspective:
Lunar lander contracts awarded to SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Dynetics. Notice the name which is conspicuous in its absence: Boeing.
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Upcoming job is to red-mark Apocalyptic Visions. In order to do that, I need to print it.
...so I broke down and bought a duplexing printer: a Brother HL-L5100DN. It's the same basic footprint as my current printer, but it prints on both sides of the paper at "up to" 42 pages per minute. Also, if I wanted, I could buy a paper tray for it, to let me put more paper in in it. You can stack up to two paper trays, for a total capacity of something like 1300 pages. One paper tray costs as much as the printer does. *sigh* But I don't actually need extra capacity; the main tray is 250 sheets and that'll do.
This is the first printer I've gotten since when? 2007? 2008? I don't even remember. I've had the current printer (HL-2170W) for over 10 years. Probably I could find out the exact day by looking through blog posts, but I seem to recall this one came home when Dad was still alive, which makes it 2006.
Call it 14 years. About due, no?
But it's got an Ethernet port on it so I can plug it in where the HL-2170 is now, and duplex printing is something I've wanted for ages. Whee!