The mysteriously named Don writes in to notify the Czar that, like so many other government-related catastrophes, there are free workarounds that make one wonder why the government is doing any of this at all in the first place.
Astronomy Picture of the Day is still up and running, just not on the .gov site. You can see the pictures on the Facebook page.
We told you our readers were smart. Told you, told you, told you.
But you knew that already!
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.