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LibreOffice 7.3 gains support for Klingon and Interslavic languages

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LibreOffice, one of the most used office suites in the world, open source and free to distribute, will arrive in February in its 7.3 version with two curious new features: the Klingon languages ​​(yes, that of Star Trek!) and Inter-Slavic, also an “artificial” language created to unify the understanding of different Slavic languages, such as Russian and Polish, for example.

According to the LibreOffice 7.3 release notes, support for the new languages ​​was done by Eike Rathke, a senior software engineer at Red Hat, one of the many companies that support open source projects, and end up benefiting from using the tools.

LibreOffice, for example, is a program that you can not only use for free, but you can also modify it under the Mozilla Public License 2.0. The project is supported free of charge for its users: the community that maintains it’s mission is to break down digital barriers and “create a world where everyone has access to powerful open source tools”, according to The Document Foundation, Libre’s maintainer.

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Why implement two languages ​​with few speakers?

Since LibreOffice is financed through donations, made not only by users but also by various benefactors, some of them could question the inclusion of two “manufactured” languages, mainly intended for such a restricted audience. After all, it’s not every day you email Commander Klang.

The Document Foundation’s response was didactic: “Even if Klingon and Interslavo supports seem like innovations, they show how versatile free and open source software is. LibreOffice is available in over 100 languages ​​and we would like to expand even more. The more languages ​​the better, especially if we can help boost IT skills in places that would otherwise not have software in their native languages.”

LibreOffice in Portuguese can be downloaded for free on The Document Foundation website.

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From Mars sent a video of the record flight Ingenuity

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From Mars sent a video of the record flight Ingenuity

NASA released a video showing the record-breaking flight of the Ingenuity helicopter on the Red Planet last month.

The video, filmed on April 8 but released only on May 27, shows the shadow of a tiny helicopter on Mars that flew 704 meters at a speed of 19 km/h. The video captured Ingenuity’s 25th flight as it flew faster and farther than ever before, with a maximum height of 10m.

Ingenuity sends its data to the Perseverance rover, which relays the information to a passing Mars orbiter. The data is then transmitted from Mars to NASA’s deep space radio dish network on Earth.

From Mars sent a video of the record flight Ingenuity

Since the video is larger than the photo, it takes quite a long time to send such material through interplanetary networks. At the same time, in such missions, priority is given to operational data. Therefore, the video comes with such a delay.

The video begins about a second after the start of the flight. It shows how the helicopter moves to the southwest and reaches its maximum speed in the next three seconds. The helicopter first flies over a group of sand ripples and then, around the middle of the video, over several rocky fields. Finally, relatively flat terrain appears below, providing a good landing site.

The total flight time of 161.3 seconds was reduced by a factor of five for video. The navigation camera is turned off before landing so that dust does not interfere with the operation of the navigation system when the helicopter is about 1 m from the surface.

Ingenuity is currently recovering from a communication failure caused by dust problems, but should be ready to take on its 29th flight shortly.

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120W, 144Hz, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen1 and Dimensity 9000. First details about Xiaomi Pad 6 tablets

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120W 144Hz Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen1 and Dimensity 9000 First

Xiaomi has already entered the promising Pad 6 tablet into the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database, but the lineup will include not one, but three devices: Pad 6, Pad 6 Pro and Pad 6 Pro 5G. The source believes that Xiaomi will take a dual-platform approach to them.

120W, 144Hz, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen1 and Dimensity 9000. First details about Xiaomi Pad 6 tablets

This means that Qualcomm SoCs and Mediatek SoCs will be used simultaneously. In particular, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and Dimensity 9000. That is, in terms of performance, the top versions of Pad 6 will not be inferior to flagship smartphones. Also, Pad 6 is credited with more powerful charging technology – 120W instead of 67W. As the source notes, this is especially important for devices with a battery capacity of more than 8000 mAh. Other features of the Pad 6 include 144Hz screens, better audio, and a new version of MIUI for Pad.

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Elon Musk showed impressive photos of transporting the Starship spacecraft to the Starbase launch pad

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Elon Musk showed impressive photos of transporting the Starship spacecraft

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has posted some impressive new photos on his social media page showing the move of the Starship spacecraft to the new Starbase launch pad in Texas, Boca Chica.

Elon Musk showed impressive photos of transporting the Starship spacecraft to the Starbase launch pad

In April of this year, the US Federal Aviation Administration delayed the completion of an environmental review of a new SpaceX launch site in Texas for the fourth time in five months. The FAA is now scheduled to publish its review, called the Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA), on May 31, the day after tomorrow.

SpaceX may only begin orbital launches of its massive Starship rocket once the FAA’s evaluation is complete. Elon Musk said in February that Starship would definitely go into orbit this year.

Elon Musk showed impressive photos of transporting the Starship spacecraft to the Starbase launch pad

Elon Musk showed impressive photos of transporting the Starship spacecraft to the Starbase launch pad
Elon Musk showed impressive photos of transporting the Starship spacecraft to the Starbase launch pad

Last week, it was reported that a bench fire test was being carried out, during which two Raptor 2 engines exploded one after the other.

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