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Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Wednesday turned out to be a top 10 day of the year so far weather wise.  Mild temperatures and sunny skies, at least that’s what it looked like from the office window.

Made my way out to check the fresh air and sunshine for a few minutes at around 3pm, and then continued working till almost 6pm, late, so I can go out to dinner with some colleagues.

It has been a long time since the company managed to take me out for a meal two days in a row.  Lunch yesterday and dinner today.  I feel like I need to work off some of these extra calories as there was no gym or run done yesterday or today.

Got home after 9pm and after changing into sweats and a tshirt, it is blog time.

This day in history “On March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein is born, the son of a Jewish electrical engineer in Ulm, Germany. Einstein's theories of special and general relativity drastically altered man's view of the universe, and his work in particle and energy theory helped make possible quantum mechanics and, ultimately, the atomic bomb.
After a childhood in Germany and Italy, Einstein studied physics and mathematics at the Federal Polytechnic Academy in Zurich, Switzerland. He became a Swiss citizen and in 1905 was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Zurich while working at the Swiss patent office in Bern. That year, which historians of Einstein's career call the annus mirabilis--the "miracle year"--he published five theoretical papers that were to have a profound effect on the development of modern physics.”

The theories of relativity have pretty much held up and the word Einstein often is synonymous with genius.
Only in the past couple of years have scientists begun to think that anti matter and the big bang theory, and that some particles may accelerate faster than the speed of light.  This would mean that time and space may exist in ways that we can’t comprehend yet.  Sounds very Fringe like to me…

Will we one day be able to travel at light speed and visit distant galaxies or other universes ?

Our dinner conversations from an aging bunch of computer, electrical, and network engineers probably made us sound like Einsteins to the un-initiated.  For those in the know, it sounded like a bunch of techy dweebs.  Hey, it is what it is....

1. "The only real valuable thing is intuition."
2. "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
3. "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."
4. "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
5. "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once."
6. "The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."
7. "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
8. "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
9. "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."
10. "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."

Photo of the day ”Einstein”

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