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I spent the whole day walking through this museum[^]. It must be more than 25 years since I went there for the last time. As an excuse: I did not live here im Munich back then and would never have guessed to end up here.
Among the most memorable displays:
A Apple I which looks even cheaper than my old Netronics Elf II, which also was a kit from more or less the same time.
I walked through and around a Junkers 52 airplane.
Took a deep look into J2 rocket engine (Saturn V, second stage).
Had a good look at an A4 rocket from the fins up to the nose. The grandpa of both the Russian and American space programs.
Parked my behind on a Cray I and pretended not to know that it was not a round vistor bench
Got many pictures of the inside and outside of a Sikorsky S-55, but found no way to climb into the cockpit without getting thrown out.
Turned the propeller of a Messerschmitt 109 when nobody was looking and could not get close enough to the Messerschmitt 262 to do more than take some pictures.
And there was a Zuse Z4 on display, but I think to have heard that it's only a replica and that there are no more surviving early Zuse computers.
Parked my behind on a Cray I and pretended not to know that it was not a round visitor bench
I did the same at another museum an had my wife take a picture. She got almost nothing of the "bench" that I was sitting on because she never grasped that it was the supercomputer that I was going on about.
When I visited the Deutsches Museum 20 years ago, I loved looking at an adaptive optics mirror and a cloud chamber they had setup.
Been to Smithsonian several times and that's an amazing experience.
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Trying to understand the behavior of some people is like trying to smell the color 9.
I'm not crazy, my reality is just different than yours!
I went to live and work near Munich back in 1990 and spent the first six months visiting the Deutsches Museum almost every weekend and spent hours looking around - and getting sore feet. They had these vibrating pads you could stand on for a while to ease the foot pain! I still feel I only touched on a small part of what there was to see. Amazing!
Now I live in Baltimore and go down to DC to visit the various Smithsonian museums and galleries as often as I can.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
I always thought of Britain as an entity made up of various countries, and Scotland as one of them has had is fair share of shaping and forming Britain. It has contributed hugely to Englands history, giving it kings, queens, and democracy to a large degree, scientists, engineers, leaders and politicians. I don't see how there can be any ill will towards England, even if nominally it was a conquering force at first, it certainly hasn't been since!
So whats the beef if any?
Or is it just money, do they want al the oil revenue for themselves and is it enough even if they achieve it?
One result is a Labour govt will never be elected again to London; Scotland is a big labour voter.
Anyone else have any insight on this because I see it as a half baked piece of unjustified lunacy.
A couple of small corrections. Scottish independence will have no effect on the countries that make up Great Britain. They will still be part of GB. What they are looking for independence from is the United Kingdom.
GB is a geographical term relating to a greater population of Brythonic Celts as opposed to the smaller population in france.
However none of this has anything to do with Scottish independence. The term 'British' is not the same as GB, its a collective term for the inhabitants of the UK, even if technically incorrect, and represents those people abroad: The British Empire, British stiff upper lip, British way of life, etc. Scotland made up a large part of that and had a huge input into it. Britishness and the UK is as much theirs as it is England's!