Archive for November 25th, 2015

In a Relative Way

Not sure if I will get a chance to post the spoilers tomorrow. So, enjoy this excellent reblog in the mean time. — YUR

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100 Years of the Einstein Theory
That Jump-Started the Modern World

Most of the technological wonder mankind grew accustomed during the 20th century, and is still the basis of contemporary life, was not yet in place when a 36-year-old Albert Einstein published his General Theory of Relativity, after a decade of feverish research.
Despite its far reaching concepts and complexities of its precepts, the theory became both popular and enduring, dismantling old assumptions and challenging scientific thought. Its astonishing accuracy has also proven resilient and still ahead of our time.
In fact, along Max Planck’s Quantum Mechanics formulations, Relativity is arguably one of the most comprehensive – despite its gaps – explanations of natural phenomena since Isaac Newton published his Law of Universal Gravitation, over 220 years before.
It guaranteed Einstein immortality and, even if indirectly, the 1921 Nobel of Physics. While only a few could elaborate on…

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/25/15

Apollo 11

Apollo 11 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  1960s’ Must See TV.

RAYRM  =  MARRY,  ESEGE  =  GEESE,  TORPYH  =  TROPHY,  CIPAEE  =  APIECE   —   Giving us:  MARGSEROPAPC

Clue/Question:  When they watched the Apollo 11 mission on TV, they watched a – – –

British television Apollo 11 coverage

British television Apollo 11 coverage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  SPACE PROGRAM

(Great pun.  And, a great coincidence, that I will tell you about a little later.  There were no new clue words, but all of the jumbles came up as new.  Can’t say I struggled with any of them though.  The answer letter layout was a decent jumble too.  Switching the order of the clue words might have made it a little tougher.  The cartoon is great.  Portable TVs were a great alternative to the console models.  Cheaper too.  The rabbit ear antennas, with aluminum foil extenders was a nice touch.  And, it was completely acceptable for Dad to be smoking in front of the kids in those days.  Not anymore.  Not indoors at least.  The space race was so important in the 60s.  Whenever they would wheel in a TV to a classroom it was a good bet it was to watch the launching, or splashdown, of a space mission.  Either Mercury, Gemini, or Apollo; we couldn’t get enough of it back then!  Now, for the coincidence.  The wife and I wanted to go see Trumbo yesterday, but it wasn’t playing where I wanted to go.  And, it wasn’t playing until the evening.  So, we went to see The Martian, with Matt Damon!  I was surprised that it was still playing, because it’s been out over a month.  If you get the chance to see it . . . do.  Great story, great cast, and great effects.  It is a fantastic movie!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/25/15

Portrait of Thornton Wilder, as Mr. Antrobus i...

Portrait of Thornton Wilder, as Mr. Antrobus in “The Skin of Your Teeth”, 1948 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”   —   Thornton Wilder

(This makes for a great Thanksgiving quote.  It’s very often in festive family/friends gatherings when we realize how rich we really are.  Sometimes it just when it’s you and the dog . . . or the cat.  Or, you and a good book.  There are so many things to be thankful for.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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