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Argos
2003-Mar-14, 01:06 PM
Wouldnīt it be a good occasion for discussing relativity and related matters? /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

By the way, an enchanting homage to Einstein by google (http://www.google.com)

Kaptain K
2003-Mar-14, 02:00 PM
Cute. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

Rift
2003-Mar-14, 02:01 PM
Too bad JW isn't here to start spouting off...

Oh wait, that's a good thing. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

frenat
2003-Mar-14, 02:22 PM
Very nice. Too bad the image on Google will only be up a short time. I have to grab a screen shot.

Kaptain K
2003-Mar-14, 03:09 PM
Too bad JW isn't here to start spouting off...

Oh wait, that's a good thing.

A very good thing. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif

RafaelAustin
2003-Mar-14, 03:26 PM
If you have some time to kill today, here's a list of some Einstein quotes:

http://www.sfheart.com/einstein.html

I like this one,

"The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible."

SeanF
2003-Mar-14, 03:42 PM
On 2003-03-14 10:09, Kaptain K wrote:

Too bad JW isn't here to start spouting off...

Oh wait, that's a good thing.

A very good thing. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif



You know, I seem to recall that my first ever posts on the BABB (the old BABB, that is) were in response to JW regarding Special Relativity.

So, if it weren't for JW, you might not have me around, and that'd be a bad thing . . . wouldn't it? /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

nebularain
2003-Mar-14, 04:15 PM
On 2003-03-14 10:26, RafaelAustin wrote:
If you have some time to kill today, here's a list of some Einstein quotes:

http://www.sfheart.com/einstein.html

Hey, thanks for that link! I've been able to find some useful quotes in there for my Science Methods class - and a new sig. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

SiriMurthy
2003-Mar-14, 04:45 PM
On 2003-03-14 09:22, frenat wrote:
Very nice. Too bad the image on Google will only be up a short time. I have to grab a screen shot.



I like it. Very nice.

I just saved the image itself.

SiriMurthy
2003-Mar-14, 04:47 PM
On 2003-03-14 08:06, Argos wrote:
Wouldnīt it be a good occasion for discussing relativity and related matters? /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

By the way, an enchanting homage to Einstein by google (http://www.google.com)


I have been "googling" since morning and didn't notice the image until I read this post.

It's amazing how we get used to some things and don't notice small changes anymore.

David Hall
2003-Mar-14, 05:24 PM
I would never have noticed the Google image myself if it hadn't been brought up here. Not because I'm inattentive, mind you, but hecause I almost never visit the main page. I always use my browser's search bar, which opens directly into a results page. Only the main page has the Einstein tribute.

gethen
2003-Mar-14, 10:03 PM
Cheers for Google.
My favorite quote was "I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue." Amen.
Never thought of Einstein as a philosopher, but I guess he qualifies as well as anyone.

Colt
2003-Mar-15, 02:29 AM
I always love Google's images. They make no announcements, they just appear.

Happy Pi Day to you all too. 3.14159 03/14/'03 and we were let out of school one minute early today at 1:59. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif -Colt

nebularain
2003-Mar-15, 03:57 AM
Before today ends, I thought I'd see if I could post the picture here so anyone reading this thread after the image is gone can see what the fuss is about.
http://www.google.com/logos/einstein.gif
Funny, I accidently left-clicked on the image and up came a list of Einstein web references! Clever.

astrologysux
2003-Mar-16, 01:35 AM
My favorite Einstein quote comes one of his biographies, Einstein: His Life and Times. It describes Albert at some stately, formal dinner that he was very bored by. Another guest noticed Einstein "spacing off" during the festivities and asked him what he was up to. Einstein replied, "On occasions such as this, I retire to the back of my mind, and there I am happy."
I think of this quote everytime I am dragged to a wedding, a piano recitial, a local play, or the worst: a graduation.

Argos
2003-May-21, 02:57 PM
A very important initiative: the Einsteins papers on the web. Right in time.

http://www.einstein.caltech.edu/

kilopi
2003-May-21, 05:17 PM
A very important initiative: the Einsteins papers on the web. Right in time.
Right in time for what? :)

The first volume was published in 1987, seven so far, with a couple more over the next three years. Twenty-five planned, in all. And they're hardcopy, not the works themselves on the web, aren't they?

Argos
2003-May-22, 12:46 PM
Right in time for what? :)

The first volume was published in 1987, seven so far, with a couple more over the next three years. Twenty-five planned, in all. And they're hardcopy, not the works themselves on the web, aren't they?

Well, I think itīs better than nothing. :)

kilopi
2003-May-22, 01:50 PM
Well, I think itīs better than nothing.
O yeh, they're great. I especially like being able to look over the original language.

But, still, right in time for what?