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Arrow of Time

Space is multi-dimensional, unlike the two-dimensional trees in the brand new district of Cambridge, UK known as Eddington.

Space is expanding because the universe is expanding.

It is expanding away from every point in itself equally like every point on the surface of an inflating balloon. It started at zero size and now it is about 30 billion light years across.

You are such a point. You are on that surface of the space balloon. It is where you are and moving makes no difference as wherever you go it is the same for you. You cannot be on a different place relative to the whole universe because you are in the universe.

Everything is getting further away from you in space.

Now what about time?

It is just another dimension. It is expanding. It started at no seconds and now it is about 15 billion years in duration.

Just as you are at the expanding edge of the universe on space (the point on the balloon that you cannot get off) so you are at the expanding edge of time. Look anywhere and you look back in time. The further away that star is, the longer it took for its light to reach you.

You can only look backwards in space and time. You must travel forwards as the edge of space time expands with you stuck on it. You cannot see the forwards (future) space time as it has not yet been created, you are stuck in the here and now, only able to look back and see and remember the past.

That is the arrow of time. Simple. Easy. A child of five with a toy balloon could get it. Nothing to see here, move along. Little joke there of course. God bless.

Eltham Palace, London, England

Eltham Palace was a Royal Palace that fell out of use and into ruin. The very wealthy (and nice – I know as I happen to have met one of them) Courtauld family completely renovated it in the 1930’s. So here is what you could achieve if you were incredibly wealthy and had impeccable taste in the 1930’s. If you love 30’s style and are ever in London, England this house is a must see. You may feel that entrance charges to attractions are a bit expensive, and often I would agree. However in this case the interior is so wonderful I really think it is worth it. A visit here is an education for anyone who seriously loves architectural interiors. Take heed however it is NOT open on Saturdays. Link here http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/eltham-palace-and-gardens/

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A nice designer style low cost white and aluminum / aluminium Lamy ballpoint pen idea for Apple iMac owners

I collect small “designer” items like pens for my desk.

People of a certain aesthetic sensibility will appreciate the Lamy “Noto” pen in white resin with metal barrel – I think it is real aluminum (aluminium for UK readers). The body is a smooth triangular cross-section and the button is flat rounded corners cross-section in aluminium colour (I think the button part is plastic but it’s very hard to be sure because it’s so good). The clip is a cut slot so it does not protrude.

This is an elegant, very “designer” accessory that looks perfect beside the iMac keyboard. It looks so good you could forgiven for thinking it was made by Apple. I can’t help wondering if the designer was looking at her/his Mac when she or he thought up the design.

It only cost me £4.50 which I guess is about $6.00 US.

They should sell these in Apple stores but as far as I know they don’t, but I think they will be really easy to obtain at good office product retailers.

I do not work for any of the companies I have mentioned and have not been given any payment or incentive to promote their products. I am just passing on information about something I purchased that I think is a really cool thing.