Risk, reward, regulation and space tourism

Writing at Quartz, Tim Fernholz notes that early space tourists “won’t benefit from the tight regulation we’ve come to expect in everything from air transport to private automobiles.” Although the Federal Aviation Administration enjoys approval authority over launches, the Commercial Space Act limits government interference in post-launch space flight.

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No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in Saturday’s drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $22 million.

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California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in Saturday’s drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $22 million.

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Risk, reward, regulation and space tourism

Writing at Quartz, Tim Fernholz notes that early space tourists “won’t benefit from the tight regulation we’ve come to expect in everything from air transport to private automobiles.” Although the Federal Aviation Administration enjoys approval authority over launches, the Commercial Space Act limits government interference in post-launch space flight.

Bad ideas, like bad pennies, keep coming back

Senate Bill 298 at this year’s Nevada Legislature would require welfare recipients to undergo drug tests. This does not, unfortunately, mean that Elon Musk and Mark Davis would have to take drug tests. It should, but it doesn’t.

Businesses need customer service or they die

Nothing like walking into a business to spend your hard-earned money and have the person who is supposed to be helping you act like you are bothering them! Offering good customer service is both the easiest and least expensive improvement that any business can make so why is it so hard to find good customer service anymore? Is it because in our mobile and online world purchasing has become a task devoid of human interaction and therefore no longer personable? Possibly, but there are other reasons also.

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St. Patrick’s Day tradition with a twist

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today won’t be complete until we sit down to the traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage. While I love customs, I also love swoon-worthy recipe mash-ups. So, we’re not abandoning tradition, just bending it a little.