Thursday, May 06, 2010

Geek Stuff

Two space things, and a separate item that shows how geeks get older, not better.

The Pad Abort 1 (PA-1) test for the Orion launch abort system is today. I wonder how Constellation Program deniers will explain away a success.

And speaking of Constellation Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has a pretty good op-ed in The Hill on the "crisis of purpose for America's space program." How about this for a purpose: to develop the vehicles and technologies that enable human beings to live and work throughout the solar system? Or is that too simple?

Not-so-random question: if the ultimate goal of dating is to find yourself a spouse (with whom, presumably, you're supposed to spend the rest of your life with), why should you not take it seriously or personally if your dating experiences do not go well?


David said...

Because not everyone is optimal for spending your life with? That's what I tell myself, at least.

Unknown said...

On your last bit: the initial premise is flawed. Your "if" statement presupposes a great deal too much, and does nothing but add tons of pressure to situations that are already nerve-wracking.

Bart said...

David: Thanks
Doc: Guess it depends on your POV. I've never been of the mind to date just for the heck of it. I don't go into something thinking, "Oh, I just want someone around for a limited time." I guess I'm too boring or too serious about such things, but I don't date just for the hell of it.


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lin said...

George Santayana observed that those "who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." It is prudent to remember getting sucker punched in order to avoid repeat performances.