Merry Grav-Mass (just too good for the troll hole!)
One way to celebrate Grav-Mass is to decorate a tree with apples and other fruits. Glue them or attach them, but not too well! The idea is that occasionally a fruit should fall. Put them on the tree no more than 2 feet up, so that they won't get damaged or hurt anybody when they fall. Investigating and perfecting the methods for doing this is a great way expose a child to the process of scientifically studying the behavior of the physical world.
Also, check the vid!
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The pleased expression of his face.. X_x
Merry Grav-Mass and festive festivus to all of my Trisquel friends from me and Heather Jr., who is still too young to post on forums even though it's been almost four years since he installed Trisquel for the first time--with a bit of help typing in the usernames and passwords, of course, because he hadn't learned to read yet.
Thank you, Ruben, for this user friendly distro that even a four year old could enjoy.
Thank you, boardies, for gently teaching me to stretch my own abilities, solve my own problems as they arose, and create my own "happy place" that is suited to my unique abilities and interests rather than what some CEO of some corporation thinks he can sell me.
Thank you, RMS, for restoring my faith in humanity every time I reread the GNU Manifesto and giving me the courage and perseverance to continue this adventure in existence.
You're welcome. :D
Software can be anywhere around us, for example: vehicles, airline
systems, businesses (where I'm trying to get a bachelors degree,
although not in the "programming" side), schools of all grades, cash
machines (Barnaby Jack says: "Jackpot!", :D), televisions, portable
audio players, cellphones, medical devices, implantable
cardioverter-defibrillators (the story of Karen Sandler is a
popular one, and besides she is a free software activist), video game
consoles (Valve', Sony's and Nintendo's are some of the various bad
examples, :D), and many other places.
We still have a long way to go. And we must give our best, otherwise
we'll be forced to do the worst: digital extraction (have you ever
heard of the strange gatherings of people who want to throw their
computers away?). We don't need to be programmers, we just need to make
people aware of what's at stake, and contribute one way or another a
free software project, be it making images, translations, videos,
documentations/manuals, feedback, installing, hosting, bringing
awareness to the public, or just seeding the official torrent of the
project (which I always try to do in the case of Trisquel, and will
probably do for other free operating systems if they have official
torrent downloads available).
Just a special paragraph about video games: I sometimes watch some
video game walkthroughs and think: "How good it would be if one of
these "mainstream" video games were free software?". :D