Contents this week: why a Singapore Airlines A380 was forced to spill its kerosene over a German forest near the border with France, a huge pirate network with 900,000 subscribers is falling, a problem spotted by journalists taking off from Artemis and finally, our test of the social network Mastodon.
Why this A380 was forced to drain its kerosene over a German forest
An incident aboard Singapore Airlines flight SQ317 forced the captain to drain the A380’s kerosene tanks before making an emergency landing. The flight was originally scheduled to fly from London to Singapore – but a pressurization problem shortly after takeoff forced the crew to quickly descend to low altitude and fall back on Frankfurt airport. Fuel draining over the Palatine Forest in Germany, which adjoins the French Vosges, is an essential procedure in this type of incident.
A huge pirate IPTV network is falling
As part of Operation Gotha against pirate IPTV networks, the Italian police announce a series of raids targeting a very powerful organization which, according to them, has some 900,000 subscribers. The name of the network or of the sites hit by a seizure has not yet been revealed. Operations would indeed still be underway throughout Italy to bring down all that remains of this network. However, it is likely that many customers, including foreign sites, who use this network’s streaming streams end up with a black screen.
Journalists spot a problem with the takeoff of Artemis
Shortly after the SLS rocket lifted off as part of the Artemis program, reporters on site said they saw a problem – and that NASA banned them from taking any photos of the aftermath. It seems that the 39B launch pad still needs some adaptations to withstand the blast and the infernal heat of the engines of the huge rocket built by Launch Alliance. Debris from the launcher was also found nearby. The Orion capsule, however, is following a perfectly nominal trajectory at the time of writing these lines.
Why Mastodon is not ready to replace Twitter (our test)
The tribulations around the takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk continue to push more and more Internet users to leave the social network at the blue bird. However, the real good alternatives are not legion. Among them, the name Mastodon often comes up. We tested it for two weeks, and obviously, our journalist who wrote the test was quite happy to put an end to the adventure…
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