Or, you could explain to him about the current situation with helium and then explain to his mother why you invested all his college tuition into Helium futures.
An anonymous reader writes "Professor Andy Miah notes there's already international government policies taking hold on outer space — and a need for new ethical guidelines. 'For instance, what obligations do we owe to the various life forms we send there, or those we might discover? Can we develop a more considerate approach to colonizing outer space than we were able to achieve for various sectors of Earth?' And what rights do astronauts have? 'Could our inevitable public surveillance of their behavior become too much of an infringement on their personal privacy?' But more importantly, professor Miah notes that 'the goods of space exploration far exceed the symbolic value,' pointing out that 'A vast amount of research and development derives from space exploration ... For example, the United Kingdom's 2007 Space Policy inquiry indicated that the creation of space products contributes two to three times their value in GDP.'"
feldhaus writes "The BBC reports that the first beams for over one year have been successfully sent around the complete circumference of the Large Hadron Collider. Engineers do not yet have a stable circulating beam but they hope to by 0600 GMT on Saturday."
or the FCC, FAA, USPTO... etc. etc. -leave it to the government to take all the fun out of science.
when was that? I took their OS course in 2003 and the coding assignments was almost entirely linux based.
Only if it joins with The Creator.
On the downside... everyone I've met from Digipen was crazy. I used to play Capture the flag (in real life) with some of them.
Or perfect your bowhunting skills, I hear pigeon tastes like a milder form of duck!
the way to candy mountain!
or just make their own LiveCD with an automated installer... not that hard to do really... Way easier than in windows anyhow.
Awesome... that's the benefit, pure, unadulterated awesome.
I remember the first time my parents got a car with automatic windows... confused the heck out of me for weeks when I would reach for the crank and it wasn't there! Sadly, my children will probably never get to experience the same pleasure.
Or maybe those who are Pious (using the common (correct or not) definition: have lived a "good" life) Have more to live for?
I felt a great disturbance in the 'Nets, it's as if a million voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced...
Kind of like the Brewster sisters in "Arsenic and Old Lace"...
Only more evil
Only more evil