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#1 2008-02-25 08:36:32

cIclops
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Registered: 2005-06-16
Posts: 3,230

Re: New logo and links!

Wow, that was a surprise, when did the Mars Soc logo and the new links appear?


Let's go to Mars and far beyond -  triple NASA's budget !   #space channel !!    - videos !!!

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#2 2008-02-27 13:08:55

Rxke
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From: Belgium
Registered: 2003-11-03
Posts: 3,667

Re: New logo and links!

Wow, great!  big_smile


I was scared: the last two days I got a 403: forbidden on this server when I tried to reach New Mars, for a moment I was afraid my isp was banned


Great job, Josh

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#3 2008-02-27 20:12:10

Josh Cryer
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Registered: 2001-09-29
Posts: 3,830

Re: New logo and links!

It wasn't me! It was Adrian, Jean, and Alex from the Mars Society. There were payment issues and we are migrating over to the Mars Society website because paying for an extra server isn't necessary when we can be virtually hosted there. Oh, and special thanks to Adrian for going out of pocket and paying the back fees and all, and to Zubrin and The Mars Society for reimbursing him later on for this. Great stuff going on behind the scenes here.

I did put up the links and logo though. smile

So expect some downtime soon as we migrate over.

(BTW, just so ya know, NewMars.com will still be the website, it'll just be hosted on the same server that hosts MarsSociety.org, we put up the logos because they were paying for NewMars.com all these years and it should've been that way to begin with!)


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#4 2008-02-28 06:20:04

cIclops
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Registered: 2005-06-16
Posts: 3,230

Re: New logo and links!

Phew!  Yes that you are forbidden on this server message wasn't very friendly. Good to see everything up and working again, are there any more changes in the pipe?

Where are the links on the Mars Society site to the forum and wiki?


Let's go to Mars and far beyond -  triple NASA's budget !   #space channel !!    - videos !!!

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#5 2008-02-28 09:43:00

Commodore
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From: Upstate NY, USA
Registered: 2004-07-25
Posts: 1,021

Re: New logo and links!

We can still criticize Mars Direct, right?

  tongue


"Yes, I was going to give this astronaut selection my best shot, I was determined when the NASA proctologist looked up my ass, he would see pipes so dazzling he would ask the nurse to get his sunglasses."
---Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane

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#6 2008-02-28 17:33:49

Josh Cryer
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Registered: 2001-09-29
Posts: 3,830

Re: New logo and links!

cIclops, we have a nice working relationship already so maybe I can coerce them to give us more easily accessable links, here's the one for New Mars: http://www.marssociety.org/portal/c/ext … wMars/view

The changes that are coming is a move to phpBB 3.0.0 (heheh, I know you've been waiting for that one!). And an upgrade to MediaWiki to the latest stable version (whatever that may be).


Commodore, sure you can! But recognize that the New Space Initiative is using the basic ideas. Tee hee. Mars Direct, in a somewhat altered form, is indeed going to be what gets us to Mars given NASA's current timeline. No, really! There's a great documentary about this but I forgot the name, I'll remember and post about it on the blog once the transition is successful. Mars Direct *is* a success in many ways. Now if we can only get rid of that whole return to Moon nonsense... smile


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#7 2008-02-28 21:18:19

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 23,385

Re: New logo and links!

Just a quick email or posting would have stopped the panic that some of us were having in the meanwhile during the downtime duration that some of us started to wonder about...in lew of the forbidding 403: forbidden on this server message.

I like what is happening and am glad in a way that this transistion is happening as a means to reunite as it were back to Mars Society.

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#8 2008-02-29 00:19:27

Josh Cryer
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Registered: 2001-09-29
Posts: 3,830

Re: New logo and links!

I truly didn't know it was going to happen that way or I would've given a warning out. There's nothing I could do once Pair took the hosting back down. sad


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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#9 2008-02-29 03:20:40

cIclops
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Registered: 2005-06-16
Posts: 3,230

Re: New logo and links!

cIclops, we have a nice working relationship already so maybe I can coerce them to give us more easily accessable links, here's the one for New Mars: http://www.marssociety.org/portal/c/ext … wMars/view

The changes that are coming is a move to phpBB 3.0.0 (heheh, I know you've been waiting for that one!). And an upgrade to MediaWiki to the latest stable version (whatever that may be).

That's good, but it's hard to find - I wonder how many members know this forum exists.

phpBB 3.0 promises to be a big improvement, it will allow topics to be merged and lots of other new things.


Let's go to Mars and far beyond -  triple NASA's budget !   #space channel !!    - videos !!!

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#10 2008-02-29 04:56:14

Josh Cryer
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Registered: 2001-09-29
Posts: 3,830

Re: New logo and links!

It also has several things that phpBB 2.0.22 required modifications to to get, making it a lot harder to upgrade. I've done several modifications but they always break the upgrader script and this necessitates hand editing the scripts. Very nasty!


Some useful links while MER are active. Offical site NASA TV JPL MER2004 Text feed
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The amount of solar radiation reaching the surface of the earth totals some 3.9 million exajoules a year.

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