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And a happy new year
« on: January 02, 2015, 09:56:03 AM »
So we're in 2015 which really only states that our planet was at about the same point in its orbit around the Sun a year ago. As a matter of fact the total Earth speed (through space) is about 20 km/s. Each time you say "Hello" you travel 20 km without moving and yet you're still standing. Nature is full of amusing facts. Just the rotation of the Earth on its axis is a bit over Mach 1. And yet, still standing. In fact we often complain things are going too slow.

According to folklore, we fire artifice to drive away the demons for the coming year... That obviously never work so why bother? Because it's fun. Well, if we go that way, war would be fun too (Artifice to celebrate the end of a war... kind of ironic -- you come back home after countless battles and yet they fire some more explosives right in your ear just in case you didn't have enough).

At this point several among you are thinking... Whoa bad end of year? Bad mood? Well, just a bit fed up with TV displaying artifice from around the world for 24 hours. That aside it was OK.



Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. -- A. Einstein