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Oct 23

Irrelevant flights of fancy

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2015 in Other

I just read an article in which the author says: Don’t Kill Hitler!

He lists a number of valid reasons. They started me thinking about the same thing.

My list would be shorter. It can be summed up like this: You can’t change the timeline.

The way I understand it, it’s like this: even if we could travel back in time (and I believe Einstein once said that it’s impossible), we couldn’t change our own timeline. We could leave it and travel to another one (that is, naturally, if it were possible) and end up being stuck in that timeline/event horizon, but even if you could return to your own timeline, that wouldn’t have changed. You will have created a new ‘dimension’ where Hitler died (when? as a child? early in his career?), but that’s all.

Also, if you want to believe the Doctor, certain things are fixed points in time and can’t be changed without dire consequences. Others – you can just keep your fingers crossed that your little ‘change’ is ‘unimportant’ enough to pass ‘the laws of time’ or whatever. Fortunately, I think my little life is insignificant enough to fall under the latter heading. So, if the Doctor existed and was right, maybe I could change a few things. If he would be willing to bring me in the Tardis and stand aside to let me change time. That is if I understand ‘the timey-wimey stuff’ correctly.

Jun 20

Update about my Cybook Odyssey

Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 in Literature, Other

I knew there was something seriously wrong with the Letto! I’ve just had to charge my new Cybook Odyssey for the first time. The manual says the Cybook lasts for about a month on a single charge (actually slightly less). I expected something like three or three and a half weeks at best. Guess what? Mine has gone seven weeks on a single charge. As you must have guessed by now, I’m really pleased with my new ereader.  As far as battery time is concerned it’s the same as the Kindle Touch (or Kindle Keyboard). It’s official: I can definitely recommend this device to anyone looking for an ereader that handles epub books. The only thing I’m not that happy with is that it takes ages to fully charge. It says 3-5 hours on the site and it took 5 hours for mine.


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