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A 'sexton blake' painting in my own style based entirely on Waveform by mackattack1991 Waveform by mackattack1991 . This is an unofficial collaoration until mackattack says otherwise, which is why it's in 'scraps'.

There is this charming story about peer review (courtesy of Spuunbenda):
Evidence on and elsewhere suggests this story is probably a 1958 fabrication by one Alexander Calandra rather than an actual anecdote about Niels Bohr as related by Ernest Rutherford. It is nevertheless amusing and instructive, and an excellent answer to the question posed by the node title.
According to the legend, Bohr took a physics-degree exam at the University of Copenhagen which had the following question: "Describe how to determine the height of a skyscraper with a barometer."

Bohr replied: "You tie a long piece of string to the neck of the barometer, then lower the barometer from the roof of the skyscraper to the ground. The length of the string plus the length of the barometer will equal the height of the building."

This highly original answer so incensed the examiner that Bohr was failed immediately. He appealed on the grounds that his answer was indisputably correct, and the university appointed an independent arbiter to decide the case. The arbiter judged that the answer was indeed correct, but did not display any noticeable knowledge of physics. To resolve the problem it was decided to call the student in and allow him six minutes in which to provide a verbal answer which showed at least a minimal familiarity with the basic principles of physics.

For five minutes the student sat in silence, forehead creased in thought. The arbiter reminded him that time was running out, to which Bohr replied that he had several extremely relevant answers, but couldn't make up his mind which to use. On being advised to hurry up, he replied as follows:

"First, you could take the barometer up to the roof of the skyscraper, drop it over the edge, and measure the time it takes to reach the ground. The height of the building can then be worked out from the formula H = 0.5gt2. But bad luck on the barometer.

"Or if the sun is shining you could measure the height of the barometer, then set it on end and measure the length of its shadow. Then you measure the length of the skyscraper's shadow, and thereafter it is a simple matter of proportional arithmetic to work out the height of the skyscraper.

"But if you wanted to be highly scientific about it, you could tie a short piece of string to the barometer and swing it like a pendulum, first at ground level and then on the roof of the skyscraper. The height is worked out by the difference in the gravitational restoring force T = 2π√(l / g).

"Or if the skyscraper has an outside emergency staircase, it would be easier to walk up it and mark off the height of the skyscraper in barometer lengths, then add them up.

"If you merely wanted to be boring and orthodox about it, of course, you could use the barometer to measure the air pressure on the roof of the skyscraper and on the ground, and convert the difference in millibars into feet to give the height of the building. But since we are constantly being exhorted to exercise independence of mind and apply scientific methods, undoubtedly the best way would be to knock on the janitor's door and say to him 'If you would like a nice new barometer, I will give you this one if you tell me the height of this skyscraper'."

That is thinking outside the box from a Nobel Prize-winner. 

"What's the secret of success? Right decisions.
How do you make right decisions? Experience.
How do you gain experience? Wrong decisions."

(Posted by Slaughterteddy  and demmers)…


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We are passionate artists and art lovers with wide ranging tastes and interests. Our long range project is the creation of 'aegian' as an aesthetic hermaphrodite, trying to express the many facets of their being.

While his better half prefers to remain mysterious until she has decided how to start our journal, Mr A admits to having a London degree in Botany & Zoology and owning a succession of film and digital cameras. I am the man behind the lens, so there may not be many images of me submitted. We love beauty and I search for it amongst the mundane backgrounds of everyday reality as well as at fabulous gardens like the ones seen in some gallery pictures.

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aspruli Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Thank You ....:rose:....!
thergothon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the favourite :-)
JollyFranz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
I featured your art in the post…
aegiandyad Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
This looks like a portal to some interesting music. I must go through and explore when I have time.
2a7la Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the watch and the fave! :)
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:+fav: :icondragonnod1:

Thank you :highfive:
JollyFranz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
the world must be psychedelic - thank you!
aegiandyad Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
It must indeed, and to prove it, here are the search results for 'psychedelic' in our own little mushroom patch… . There's even more in pour 'music links' sub folder, complete with title tracks or even whole LPs… . And then, of course, there is the 'other' Joe's Garages, which are amongst this little lot… . Some of the others are tributes to Joe Walsh. I'm confident that you will find much to enjoy. Happy hunting.
JollyFranz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Thanx a lot - i like abstract improvised music sometimes with no sence - it comes closer to the canvas or photo sheet
I like double bass and cello and good solo improvising in time and sadness
aegiandyad Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
While I search out some suitable bass and cello, the sadness is ever present in Full Circle, Colin Townes' film music for The Haunting Of Julia A Playground Set For The Haunting Of Julia by aegiandyad . Links to the whole film and the sound track LP are in the artist's notes. On a lighter note , the Caravan version of Mike Ratledge's tune 'Backwards is really worth struggling through L'Auberge du Sanglier and 'A Hunting We Shall Go' to get  to A Hunting We Shall Go by aegiandyad . Happy listening.
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