How to move to another country

Of course, it depends on your target country.

However, there are documents you will need in any country for immigration reasons:


ID card

Birth certificate

Clean police record

Marriage certificate

Everything about the process depends on the country, where you want to move. In the case of a European citizen intends to move into another EU member state, then it has a very easy and straightforward way. But try it as a "TCN" (third country national) and you will have to pass at least months during a very bureaucratic process, and it is the same or worse in the US.

Personally, I migrated into 6 different countries with my family. The first and most important thing you really need is some willpower and the rest will come later.

What is the purpose of real sciences? Why should I be a scientist?

I'm only a pretend scientist (not a Ph.D.) but I can tell you why I do it:

(Roughly in order of importance)

A. It is good, challenging and generally engaging work.
B. It attracts intelligent people as coworkers, generally.
C. No ties, hardly any corporate bullshit.
D. The pay is decent and there is a certain amount of demand almost anywhere one goes.
E. I can tell people I am working every day to cure HIV.

Also I've never heard of a scientist who spends all day solving integral or differential equations.

That's what computers are for.

In my opinion there is no 'purpose' to science. It just something that you either do or do not do. One can talk about all these lofty ideas of moving forward humanity, or other TED talk-y type stuff and these ideals hold for some science but most science is just working for the sake of doing science. Just the process itself is kind of cool.

Most people don't do science, but some people like to do science, or at least find it somewhat fulfilling.

So those people do science.

I can say that (so far) the further I 'go into' science–which isn't even all that far really–the more I 'like' it, the more fulfilled I feel with the work.

I just passed out as an undergraduate in EE. I want to pursue a master's in CS. I have an idea about CS courses but did not do any research work in both the fields. What are some ways to do some research work in CS?

The first thing that you need to do is to identify the reasons why you want to pursue CS. Shifting from EE to CS will require some explanation on your part.
Research can be two way – work independently and find student conferences or journals where you can present your paper. You can also find a guide who is willing to oversee your research.  This can be your project, thesis or research paper.
If you want my assistance with your application, please mail me here:

How is Pokhara going to change in the next 3 years?

Hold my beer, I am going to answer this.

As one of the best tourist destinations, the largest Metropolitan city in Nepal, the place with 7 lakes, the city receiving the most rainfall within Nepal, the place with variations in plain fields to snow-capped mountains, clean streets, night lights, paragliding, and many, many more attractions, Pokhara is still in developing phases to make it more attractive, like a bride.

The various changes one might observe would be(in no particular order):

  • more people than ever(international, domestic tourists)
  • more vehicles, more traffic
  • more festivals(national/western)
  • price hikes
  • ongoing international airport construction
  • busy streets and markets(obviously)
  • more job opportunities

These are the ones I could come up with. If I remember more, I will add them.

How to make an electronic circuit which restarts a router every 6 hours

Sounds like what you really need is a new router.  Or maybe a firmware update?  It definitely seems like you are going down the wrong solution path.

That said, you can use something like this for the job: Digital Timer Programmable for Lights Lamps Dual 110v 15 Amp Outlets, or a 220V equivalent, AC 220V time controller/Microcomputer control switch/Street light timer.

It has 8 events, so you can set an ON event at some arbitrary time, an off event 6 hours later, and another ON event in a few moments after that, repeat 4 times.  The downside is that the unit will need to be off for a minute instead of 10 seconds.

There are also DC-side timers, as well.  I don't know any that have second-level granularity.

What you really need to do is address the root cause of why you need to do such a thing.  This is, of course, easier said than done, as xkcd will show.  Sometimes you just need a Hard Reboot:

(Alt-text: Googling inevitably reveals that my problem is caused by a known bug triggered by doing [the exact combination of things I want to do]. I can fix it, or wait a few years until I don't want that combination of things anymore, using the kitchen timer until then.)

How do atheists deal with death and the recognition of death?

One of the hallmarks of the atheist (typically) is that he (she) trusts her (his) ability to reason more than the revelation of some other human being.

This tendency carries over into how we deal with death.   The first thing I realize about death is that it is far from monolithic.  Death is such a common phenomenon that we encounter it in many ways.   The venue in which we encounter death determines how we deal with it.

We tend to (at least most of us) regard human death differently than non-human death.  Then we regard the death of people we know (or feel we know) differently than those we do not know, and more differently still than "statistical" deaths where we do not even have a name to go by and no identifiable concept of the person(s) involved.  That is origin of the idea that "one death is a tragedy.  A million are a mere statistic."  That is why the media loves murder stories–depending on the story (real or not) of the victim, a story of a murder where we are given a portrait of the victim is compelling.

This is almost assuredly a product of evolution.   There would have been tremendous evolutionary advantage to a group where mourning the loss of the dead members of the group (or conversely celebrating the death of enemies or threats.)  Such feelings would lead to greater group cohesion.  The feelings we have when someone close to us (and to a lesser extent someone like us) dies are a product of evolution, chemical reactions brought about because nature selected for them.

Then finally there is the matter of our own deaths.  Again, there would be an evolutionary advantage to a creature that became aware of the possibility of death and took actions to avoid that circumstance.  That advantage would likely be encoded as fear.

As an atheist, I realize that my fears regarding death are:

1)  natural

2) and at least partially counterproductive. 

Regarding that second matter, again, we have evolved to the point where at least in some cases our reason allows us to override our emotions (including fear.)  I deal with the idea of my own death by realizing two things:

1)  I did not exist for 13.7 billion years prior to my conception and birth, and that was not a problem for me.

2)  Similarly, once I have become dead, I will no longer have a problem with death, as I will not exist and thus will not experience anything, let alone fear.

In short, being dead is only a problem while I am alive.

I honor and mourn the dead because it is emotionally healthy for me to do so, in the same way it is healthy for me not to eat processed sugars and grains.  Evolution made me that way.  The "spirituality" I feel when I mourn the dead is simply powerful emotion.  Since I typically do not feel those emotions on an everyday basis, they seem somehow set apart and different.  I realize they are only different in character and depth, but that they operate on the same chemical pathways as other emotions.

Hope that helps.