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The logo with the space shuttle, the one that tries to imply going up, UP and to the SKY!!!
Is wrong, as the space shuttle program is currently grounded.
Can we change it, may be to one of the Soviet/European space crafts?

Logo in line

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    Link to the logo?
    – Alenanno
    Jan 30, 2012 at 18:24
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    So, uhm, how many soviet space crafts were launched recently?
    – balpha StaffMod
    Jan 30, 2012 at 18:30
  • In stackoverflow.com the career2.0 ad with the shuttle :-D Jan 30, 2012 at 18:31
  • @balpha One several weeks ago, went to the international space station ;-) cfnews13.com/article/news/2012/january/374555/… Jan 30, 2012 at 18:31
  • youtube.com/watch?v=rC5KxexbDEM
    – balpha StaffMod
    Jan 30, 2012 at 18:37
  • @balpha - yeah, makes me laugh every time, besides, I did write soviet/europian and not just soviet Jan 30, 2012 at 18:40
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    @balpha why the spanish version? :D
    – Alenanno
    Jan 30, 2012 at 19:01
  • @Alenanno The choice of Simpson clips is pretty low on YouTube :) And in this case, it didn't really matter
    – balpha StaffMod
    Jan 30, 2012 at 19:30
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    I figure the image has more to do with the rocket than with its payload. The US shuttle program may be grounded, but rockets still... rocket. Upward. Really fast. I think the analogy holds.
    – David
    Jan 30, 2012 at 19:40
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    Why not just hire Zlad as spokesperson?
    – user1228
    Jan 30, 2012 at 22:18
  • @Won't put this as an answer and I'll accept it. Jan 31, 2012 at 0:45

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Deferred until such a time when space shuttle launches are not awesome.

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The space shuttle program was incredibly successful. It was a design that, with minor modifications, worked very well for thirty years. They had 135 launches and 2 accidents.

When the first space shuttle launched:

  • MS-DOS 1.0 wouldn't be released for 5 more months
  • It would be more than a month before the first US Patent for software was granted
  • The Commodore 64 was over a year away
  • BASIC didn't exist
  • The first IBM PC hadn't been released yet

Major companies like Logitech, Adaptech, SGI, Maxtor, Symantec, Compaq, Adobe, Iomega, and Dell didn't yet exist, and CAT1 wiring was 4 years in the future.

The last mission completed 7 months ago.

So, yeah, I think a picture of a shuttle launch can be interpreted as a sign of success.

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I don't think the ad works because there is a space shuttle program currently working.

The Area51 drawings don't imply that we are working with aliens... (...right?)

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    We don't? Who keeps visiting me in my sleep then?
    – animuson StaffMod
    Jan 30, 2012 at 18:36
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    @animuson I'm not sure I want to know. :D
    – Alenanno
    Jan 30, 2012 at 18:37
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    @animuson - The bug fluffy blue guy and the green one with one eye.
    – cdeszaq
    Jan 30, 2012 at 18:37
  • @cdeszaq That makes sense...
    – Alenanno
    Jan 30, 2012 at 18:38
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    @Robert good point, he's a homicidal maniac anyway! meta.stackexchange.com/a/67041/138112
    – Pekka
    Jan 30, 2012 at 18:41
  • I would like to think you are wrong in this assumption. You know what they say about assumptions,(...right?) Jan 30, 2012 at 18:43
  • @ItayMoav Yes yes I do!
    – Alenanno
    Jan 30, 2012 at 18:43

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