New Zealand 2013

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Here are some pictures on Facebook from our recent trip to New Zealand.

New Zealand 2013

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  • Nia Simone  On February 5, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Lovely to see you there, Vinaire! I plan to visit NZ myself this year. 🙂

    • vinaire  On February 5, 2014 at 5:56 PM

      Great to hear from you, Nia! We really enjoyed our trip, and hope that you will enjoy yours too.

  • vinaire  On February 7, 2014 at 6:24 AM

    It is interesting to read about Einstein’s reaction to the development of the atomic bomb and the start of the atomic age. I am now reading what he was thinking and doing in 1946, the year I was born

    • vinaire  On February 7, 2014 at 6:34 AM

      I was literaly born with the atomic age. Haha. And I have been consumed by the idea of atom since my childhood.

  • vinaire  On February 7, 2014 at 6:53 AM

    I am on page 497 of the hardcopy of the book EINSTEIN – HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE by Walter Isaacson.

    Einstein identified himself with the world rather than with any one nation. He refused the offer of becoming the president of Israel.

    • vinaire  On February 7, 2014 at 7:03 AM

      From the book:

      Despite his criticisms of untrammeled capitalism, what repelled him more—and had repelled him his entire life—was repression of free thought and individuality. “Any government is evil if it carries within it the tendency to deteriorate into tyranny,” he warned the Russian scientists. “The danger of such deterioration is more acute in a country in which the government has authority not only over the armed forces but also over every channel of education and information as well as over the existence of every single citizen.”

    • vinaire  On February 7, 2014 at 9:16 AM

      From the book:

      … in 1949 he wrote an influential essay for the inaugural issue of the Monthly Review titled “Why Socialism?”

      In it he argued that unrestrained capitalism produced great disparities of wealth, cycles of boom and depression, and festering levels of unemployment. The system encouraged selfishness instead of cooperation, and acquiring wealth rather than serving others. People were educated for careers rather than for a love of work and creativity. And political parties became corrupted by political contributions from owners of great capital.

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      I agree with the observation above. It is more true today than at any other time.

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    • vinaire  On February 7, 2014 at 1:24 PM

      I am now reading the chapter on Einstein and Kurt Godel.

  • vinaire  On February 7, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    TIME is just anothe word for SEQUENCE. When one goes down the sequence time is moving forward. When one goes back on the sequence time is reversed.

    When one is looking at the coding of a computer program, one is looking at SEQUENCE. One is also looking at TIME from “outside”. Time has a different feel when one is inside it.

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  • vinaire  On February 7, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Electromagnetic and Gravitational characteristics seem to belong to two very different disturbance levels, the inertia factor associtated with each seem to be very different.

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    • vinaire  On February 7, 2014 at 1:38 PM

      Gravitational disturbance level seems to have a much higher inertia factor than electromagnetic disturbance level.

    • Chris Thompson  On February 7, 2014 at 10:49 PM

      I am enjoying considering the concept of “disturbance levels.” Yes, there are many inconsistencies that must be ironed out. For me, the initial inconsistencies that I recognize are at the transitional points of disturbance from one class of disturbance that we might recognize and commonly classify such as energy from mass. There is an “event horizon” (may I call it that and not be too far off base?) between classes of disturbances that is not clear to me. All creation seems wound up in this.

      • vinaire  On February 7, 2014 at 10:53 PM

        This is simply where the resolution of past inconsistenties seem to be leading to. Obviously there are new inconsistencies in this path. Resolution of these new inconsistencies will tell us which way to go.

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      • vinaire  On February 7, 2014 at 10:57 PM

        There seem to be an interface somewhere between pure momentum and mass.

        I also believe that there is an interface somewhere between thought and electromagnetic disturbance..

  • vinaire  On February 7, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    The different spacetimes per different disturbance levels are governed by KHTK Postulates, specially,

    KHTK Postulate #11: The location of an object in this universe is only as certain as its inertia.

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  • vinaire  On February 7, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    From Einstein’s Book:

    Before the Second World War, Einstein had stated his opposition to a Jewish state when speaking to three thousand celebrants at a Manhattan hotel seder. “My awareness of the essential nature of Judaism resists the idea of a Jewish state with borders, an army, and a measure of temporal power,” he said. “I am afraid of the inner damage Judaism will sustain—especially from the development of a narrow nationalism within our ranks. We are no longer the Jews of the Maccabee period.”

    After the war, he took the same stance. When he testified in Washington in 1946 to an international committee looking into the situation in Palestine, he denounced the British for pitting Jews against Arabs, called for more Jewish immigration, but rejected the idea that the Jews should be nationalistic. “The State idea is not in my heart,” he said in a quiet whisper that reverberated through the shocked audience of ardent Zionists. “I cannot understand why it is needed.” Rabbi Stephen Wise was flabbergasted that Einstein would break ranks with true Zionists at such a public hearing, and he got him to sign a clarifying statement that was, in fact, not clarifying at all.

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    My opinion coincides with Einstein’s. For both Hinduism and Judaism, it is out of character to think in terms of narrow nationalism.

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  • vinaire  On February 8, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    I am on the last chapter “THE END”: of Einstein’s book.

    I love this man, his brilliance and humanity.

  • vinaire  On February 9, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Ah! Einstein has passed away. I’ll miss him.

    The following is an interesting passage about Einstein:

    From his earliest days, Einstein’s curiosity and imagination were expressed mainly through visual thinking—mental pictures and thought experiments—rather than verbally. This included the ability to visualize the physical reality that was painted by the brush strokes of mathematics. “Behind a formula he immediately saw the physical content, while for us it only remained an abstract formula,” said one of his first students.15 Planck came up with the concept of the quanta, which he viewed as mainly a mathematical contrivance, but it took Einstein to understand their physical reality. Lorentz came up with mathematical transformations that described bodies in motion, but it took Einstein to create a new theory of relativity based on them.

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    Yes, visualization that is consistent with reality, is the key to brilliance.

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