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Burlesque fan, lover of corsets, dancing and flying small aeroplanes. Trying to keep things fun and interesting :-) Some of the posts on here are password protected. This is to stop certain groups of people stumbling over them by accident - for example people who are under 21, or who really don't want to know I'm writing this....if you'd like a password, do let me know (a DM on twitter usually works)

Einstein Quotes…

Originally posted on It's Just A Theory…:

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.”
“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.”
“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”
“I lived in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.”
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

Albert Einstein

And in the spirit of things we don’t understand… I offer the above picture.
I don’t understand the physics of it – yet there it is.

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Douglas Adams – The Salmon of Doubt (2002)

Originally posted on If Ideas Had Shapes:

Some of the most revolutionary new ideas come from spotting something old to leave out rather than thinking of something new to put in.

You also get dramatic advances when you spot that you can leave out part of the problem. Algebra, for instance (and hence the whole of computer programming), derives from the realization that you can leave out all the messy, intractable numbers.

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Wine Shopping in Reims – Les Caves du Forum

actuaria:

Just the cover photo makes me want to visit x

Originally posted on The Winecurious:

I love wine shopping! These days, I can go on for days just touring wine boutiques and lugging around bottles in a backpack. Or usually it is M who does most of the heavy lifting, but I am there for moral support. As this is an activity we enjoy, we made some time, while in Reims last week, to go around browsing in a few boutiques. Our agenda was to find some nice souvenirs for taking home that could not be bought in Sweden, and also finding a wedding present for a couple who is getting married this Friday. Reims can be quite touristy when it comes to wine, but we got some nice tips from the staff at G.H. Mumm and found a place that well suited our consumption needs.

Les Caves du Forum is a large shop in an underground cellar next to the Reims Center (10 Rue…

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