About David S. Saunders

Flat-out super geek.

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  • David shared from E=mc2 by David Bodanis
    Berlin Auer company, had extra thorium, and was marketing it to the German public in toothpaste as a way to make your teeth glow white.
    Note: there was a radioactive toothpaste?
  • David shared from E=mc2 by David Bodanis
    "We are in the position," Einstein explained later, "of a little child entering a huge library, whose walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different languages. The child knows that someone must have written those books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order, which it does not comprehend but only dimly suspects."
    Note: awesome quote!
  • David shared from E=mc2 by David Bodanis
    In every period of incompetent administration France has suffered—and Louis's successors in the 1930s would have given him a good run—there almost always has been a small group of technocrats who've decided that since no one who was officially in power was going to take charge, then they would have to do it themselves.
    Note: love this quote
  • David shared from Improv Wisdom: Don't Prepare, Just Show Up by Patricia Ryan Madson
    There are people who prefer to say “Yes,” and there are people who prefer to say “No.” Those who say “Yes” are rewarded by the adventures they have, and those who say “No” are rewarded by the safety they attain. There are far more “No” sayers around than “Yes” sayers, but you can train one type to behave like the other.
    Note: Words to live by. Which kind are you?
  • David shared from Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World by Lisa Randall
    The magnetic field is not merely big: the superconducting dipole magnets generating a magnetic field more than 100,000 times stronger than the Earth’s are the strongest magnets in industrial production ever made.
    Note: wild fact about the big magnet in the LHC