Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Restore 'Show Desktop' Icon in your Quick Launch Taskbar

If the 'Show Desktop' icon is deleted from Quick Launch, using any of these procedure below will recreate the file.

Method 1: Manually re-create the Show Desktop icon

Click Start, Run, and type Notepad.exe. Copy the following contents to Notepad.
Save the file as "Show Desktop.scf" (with quotes, in order to prevent Notepad from appending .txt extension). Now, drag the file to the Quick Launch Toolbar.

Method 2: Using the Regsvr32 command

Click Start, Run and type the following command:
regsvr32 /n /i:U shell32.dll
The Show Desktop icon file should be available now.

Method 3: Copy the file from another user account

Every user account will have a copy of Show Desktop.scf file. Search for the file named Show Desktop.scf in your computer by logging in as administrator. Copy it to your user profile path here:
%Appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
(Type the above path in Start, Run dialog)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Albert Einstein Quotes --4

“There are two different conceptions about the nature of the universe: (1) the world as a unity dependent on humanity; (2) the world as a reality independent of the human factor.”—Albert Einstein ---From a Conversation with Rabindrath Tagore, July 14,1930. Published in Asia 31 (1931)

“No idea is conceived in our mind independent of our five senses [i.e., no idea is divinely inspired].”—Albert Einstein ---Quoted in W. Hermanns, A Talk with Einstein. AEA 55-285

“What really interests me is whether God could have created the world any differently; in other words, whether the demand for logical simplicity leaves any freedom at all.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted by Ernst Straus in Seelig, Helle Zeit, dunkle Zeit, 72

“At present every coachman and every waiter argues about whether or not the relativity theory is correct.”—Albert Einstein--- To Marcel Grossmann, September 12, 1920. AEA 11-500

“The solitude and peace of mind are serving me quite well, not the least of which is due to the excellent and truly enjoyable relationship with my cousin; its stability will be guaranteed by the avoidance of marriage.”—Albert Einstein-To Michele Besso, February 12, 1915, CPAE, Vol.8, Doc 56

“It is abhorrent to me when a fine intelligence is paired with an unsavory character.”—Albert Einstein--- To Jacob Laub, May 19,1909. AEA 15-480

“I am not a Jew in the sense that I would demand the preservation of the Jewish or any other nationality as an end in itself. Rather, I see Jewish nationality as a fact and I believe that every Jew must draw the consequences from this fact—Albert Einstein --- In Jüdische Rundschau, June 21, 1921. CPAE Vol. 7, Doc. 57

“To obtain an assured favorable response from people, it is better to offer them something for their stomachs instead of their brains.”—Albert Einstein --- To L. Manners, March 19,1954. AEA 60-401

“Arrows of hate have been aimed at me too, but they have never hit me, because somehow they belonged to another world with which I have no connection whatsoever.”—Albert Einstein ---Quoted in Portraits & Self-Portraits, by George Schreiber 1935-1936. AEA 28-332.

“In the past it never occurred to me that every casual remark of mine would be snatched up and recorded. Otherwise I would have crept further into my shell.”—Albert Einstein --- To Carl Seelig, October 25, 1953. AEA39-053

“I do not like to state an opinion on a matter unless I know the precise facts.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted in an interview, New York Times, August 12, 1945.

“. . . I became more and more convinced that even nature could be understood as a relatively simple mathematical structure.”—Albert Einstein ---Quoted in The Tower, April 13, 1935

“Of all the communities available to us, there is not one I would want to devote myself to except for the society of the true seekers, which has very few living members at any one time.”—Albert Einstein --- To Max and Hedwig Born, April 29, 1924. AEA 8-176

“There have already been published by the bucketsful such brazen lies and utter fictions about me that I would long since have gone to my grave if I had allowed myself to pay attention to them.”—Albert Einstein ---To Max Brod, February 22, 1949. AEA 34-066.1

Berlin is the place to which I am most closely bound by human and scientific ties.”—Albert Einstein --- To K. Haenisch, September 8, 1920. AEA 36-022

“Man is, at one and the same time, a solitary being and a social being. . . .”—Albert Einstein --- From “Why Socialism?” (1949). Reprinted in Ideas and Opinions, 153

Germany had the misfortune of becoming poisoned, first because of plenty, and then because of want.”—Albert Einstein --- Aphorism 1923. AEA 36-591

“Only in mathematics and physics was I, through self-study, far beyond the school curriculum, and also with regard to philosophy as it was taught in the school curriculum.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted in Hoffmann, Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel, 20

“The ordinary adult never gives a thought to space-time problems....I, on the contrary, developed so slowly that I did not begin to wonder about space and time until I was an adult. I then delved more deeply into the problem than any other adult or child would have done.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted by James Franck in Seelig, Albert Einstein, (1954), 84

“I have to apologize to you that I am still among the living. There will be a remedy for this, however.”—Albert Einstein --- To Tyfanny Williams, August 25, 1946. AEA 42-612

“The Press, which is mostly controlled by vested interests, has an excessive influence on public opinion.”—Albert Einstein --- From “Some Notes on My American Impressions”. Reprinted in Ideas and Opinions, 6

“Scientific research can reduce superstition by encouraging people to think and view things in terms of cause and effect.”--Albert Einstein ---To a Japanese scholar (1923). Reprinted in Ideas and Opinions, 262

“It is really a puzzle what drives one to take one’s work so devilishly seriously. . . .”—Albert Einstein ---To Joseph Scharl, December 27, 1949. AEA 34-207

“O, Youth: Do you know that yours is not the first generation to yearn for a life full of beauty and freedom?”—Albert Einstein ---To I Stern, 1932. Reprinted in Dukas and Hoffmann ed. , Albert Einstein: The Human Side, (1979) 30. AEA 51-870

Albert Einstein Quotes --3

“Let me tell you what I look like: pale face, long hair, and a tiny start of a paunch. In addition, an awkward gait, and a cigar in the mouth . . . and a pen in pocket or hand. . . .”—Albert Einstein --- To Elisabeth Ney, September 30, 1920. AEA 42-545

“My mother has died. . . . We are all completely exhausted. One feels in one’s bones the significance of blood ties.”—Albert Einstein --- To Heinrich Zangger, March 1920, AEA 39-732

“When a blind beetle crawls over the surface of a curved branch, it doesn’t notice that the track it has covered is indeed curved. I was lucky enough to notice what the beetle didn’t notice.”—Albert Einstein --- From a letter to his son Eduard, 1922

“I am an artist’s model”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted by H. Samuel , October 1930. AEA 21-006

“A hundred times a day I remind myself that my inner and outer lives are based on the labors of other people, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.”—Albert Einstein --- From “The World As I See It” (1930), reprinted in Ideas and Opinions, 8 .

“I have not eaten enough of the Tree of Knowledge, though in my profession I am obliged to feed on it regularly.”—Albert Einstein --- To Max Born, November 9,1919. AEA 8-142

“Although I tried to be universal in thought, I am European by instinct and inclination.”—Albert Einstein ---Quoted in Daily Express ( London), September 11,1933.

“That little word ‘WE’ I mistrust and here’s why:No man of another can say “He is I”.Behind all agreement lies something amissAll seeming accord cloaks a lurking abyss.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted in Dukas and Hoffmann, AE: The Human Side, 100

“Personally, I experience the greatest degree of pleasure in having contact with works of art. They furnish me with happy feelings of an intensity that I cannot derive from other sources.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted by Moszkowski in Conversations with Einstein, 184

“Israel is the only place on earth where Jews have the possibility to shape public life according to their own traditional ideals.”—Albert Einstein ---From address, September 19,1954. AEA 28-1054

“There is only one road to human greatness: through the school of hard knocks.”—Albert Einstein --- From Why I remain a Negro, October 1947. AEA 59-009

“Now to the term ‘relativity theory.’ I admit that it is unfortunate, and has given occasion to philosophical misunderstandings.”—Albert Einstein --- To E. Zschimmer, September 30,1921.

“An hour sitting with a pretty girl on a park bench passes like a minute, but a minute sitting on a hot stove seems like an hour.”Quoted by Helen Dukas in Sayen, Einstein in America, 130.

“All of science is nothing more than the refinement of everyday thinking.”—Albert Einstein --- From 

“Physics and Reality” (1936). Reprinted in Ideas and Opinions, 290

“Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.”—Albert Einstein --- From “My Credo” 1932. AEA 28-218

“I cannot write in English, because of the treacherous spelling. When I am reading, I only hear it and am unable to remember what the written word looks like.”—Albert Einstein --- To Max Born, September 7,1944. AEA 8-207

“Fear or stupidity has always been the basis of most human actions.”—Albert Einstein --- To E. Mulder, April 1954. AEA 60-609

“I have remained a simple fellow who asks nothing of the world; only my youth is gone—the enchanting youth that forever walks on air.”—Albert Einstein-To Anna Meyer-Schmid,May12, 1909.

“Freedom of teaching and of opinion in book or press is the foundation for the sound and natural development of any people.”—Albert Einstein --- From “At a gathering for freedom of opinion” (1936). Reprinted in Einstein: Essays in Humanism, 50

“We must . . . dedicate our lives to drying up the source of war: ammunition factories.”—Albert Einstein --- Published in Pictoral Review, February 1933. Quoted in R.W. Clark, Einstein: The Life and Times

“Politics is a pendulum whose swings between anarchy and tyranny are fueled by perennially rejuvenated illusions.”—Albert Einstein --- Aphorism, AEA 28-388

“The idea of a personal God is quite alien to me and seems even naïve.”—Albert Einstein --- To Beatrice Frohlich, December 17, 1952. AEA59-797

“Strange is our situation here on earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose.”—Albert Einstein --- From “My Credo”, 1932. AEA 28-218

“I would absolutely refuse any direct or indirect war service and would try to persuade my friends to do the same, regardless of the reasons for the cause of a war.”—Albert Einstein --- From Die Friedensbewegung, ed., Kurt Lenz and Walter Fabian (1922)

“I do not play games. . . . There is not time for it. When I get through with work, I don’t want anything that requires the working of the mind.”—Albert Einstein ---Quoted in New York Times, March 28, 1936, 34:2

“He who has never been deceived by a lie does not know the meaning of bliss.”—Albert Einstein --- To Elsa Löwenthal, April 30,1912, CPAE, Vol.5, Doc. 389

“Even the scholars in various lands have been acting as if their brains had been amputated.”—Albert Einstein --- To Romain Rolland, March 22, 1915. AEA 33-002

“I myself should also be dead already, but I am still here.”—Albert Einstein --- To E. Schaerer-Meyer, July 27,1951. AEA 60-525

“Every reminiscence is colored by the way things are today, and therefore by a delusive point of view.”—Albert Einstein ---From “Autobiographical Notes” in Schilpp, Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist (1949), 3

“It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.”—Albert Einstein --- From an interview June 23, 1946. Reprinted in Einstein on Peace, 385

“Mere unbelief in a personal God is no philosophy at all.”—Albert Einstein --- To V.T. Aaltonen, May 7, 1952. AEA 59-059

“The more one chases the quanta, the better they hide themselves.”—Albert Einstein --- To Paul Ehrenfest, July 12, 1924. AEA 10-089

“Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.”—Albert Einstein --- From “ Education for Independent Thought” (1952). Reprinted in Ideas and Opinions, 67. AEA 60-723

“It is not so important where one settles down. The best thing is to follow your instincts without too much reflection.”—Albert Einstein --- To Max Born, March 3,1920. AEA 8-146

“The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical fats by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.”—Albert Einstein ---Quoted in Life Magazine, January 9,1950.

“You must be aware that most men (and also not only a few women) are by nature not monogamous. This nature makes itself even more forceful when tradition and circumstance stand in an individual’s way.”—Albert Einstein --- To Dr. Eugenie Anderman, June 2, 1953. AEA 59-097

“The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted in P. Frank, Einstein: His Life and Times, 185

“I am very happy with my new home in friendly America and in the liberal atmosphere of Princeton.”—Albert Einstein ---Quoted in “Survey Graphic”, 24 (August 1935) 384,413

“I know what it’s like to see one’s mother go through the agony of death and be unable to help; there is no consolation. We all have to bear such heavy burdens, for they are unalterably linked to life.”—Albert Einstein --- To Hedwig Born, June 18, 1920. AEA 8-257

“When I was young, all I wanted and expected from life was to sit quietly in some corner doing my work without the public paying attention to me. And now see what has become of me.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted in Hoffmann, Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel, 4

“The goal of pacifism is possible only though a supranational organization. To stand unconditionally for this cause is . . . the criterion of true pacifism.”—Albert Einstein --- To A. Morrisett, March 21,1952. AEA 60-595

“The trite objects of human efforts—possessions, superficial success, luxury—have always seemed contemptible to me.”—Albert Einstein --- From, “The World As I See It” (1930), reprinted in Ideas and Opinions, 9.

“I was originally supposed to become an engineer, but the thought of having to expend my creative energy on things that make practical everyday life even more refined, with a loathsome capital gain as the goal, was unbearable to me.”—Albert Einstein --- To Heinrich Zangger, 1918. CPAE Vol 8, Doc. 597

Albert Einstein Quotes --2

“I am not only a pacifist, but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. . . . Is it not better for a man to die for a cause in which he believes, such as peace, than to suffer for a cause in which he does not believe, such as war?”—Albert Einstein --- From an interview 1931. Reprinted in Einstein on Peace, 125

“The heart says yes, but the mind says no.”—Albert Einstein --- From the Travel Diary, February 13,1923. AEA 29-129

“One becomes a deeply religious nonbeliever…”. It is clear from the original that it is definitely not “I”.To Hans Muehsam, March 30,1954. AEA 38-434.

“A scientist is a mimosa when he himself has made a mistake, and a roaring lion when he discovers a mistake of others.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted in Ehlers, Liebes Hertz! 45

“He who cherishes the values of culture cannot fail to be a pacifist.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted in Die Friedensbewegung, ed. Kurt Lenz and Walter Fabian (1922) 17.

“There is nothing divine about [the scientist’s] morality; it is a purely human affair.” – —Albert Einstein --- From Mein Weltbild (1934. Reprinted in Ideas and Opinions, 40

“Relativity is a purely scientific matter and has nothing to do with religion.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted in Frank, Einstein: His Life and Times, 190.

“A forced faithfulness is a bitter fruit for all concerned.”—Albert Einstein --- To Dr. Eugenie Anderman, June 2, 1953. AEA 59-097

“Mozart’s music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted in P.A. Bucky, Der Private Albert Einstein, 276

“Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics; I can assure you that mine are still greater.”—Albert Einstein --- To Barbara Wilson, January 7, 1943. AEA 42-606.

“The value of achievement lies in the achieving.”—Albert Einstein --- To D. Liberson, October 28, 1950. AEA 60-297

“The search for truth and knowledge is one of the finest attributes of man—though often it is most loudly voiced by those who strive for it the least.”—Albert Einstein --- From The Goal of Human Existence, April 11, 1943. AEA 28-587

“The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted by Lincoln Barnett, Smithsonian, February 1979, 74

“If only I could give you some of my happiness so you would never be sad and depressed again.”—Albert Einstein ---To Mileva Marić, May 9, 1901. CPAE, Vol.1, Doc.106.

“My life is a simple thing that would interest no one. It is a known fact that I was born, and that is all that is necessary.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted in The Tower, April 13, 1935.

“[I] must seek in the stars that which was denied [to me] on earth.”—Albert Einstein --- To Betty Neumann, 1924.

“I admit that thoughts influence the body.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted by W. Hermanns in A Talk with Einstein, October 1943. AEA 55-285.

“Mysticism is in fact the only criticism people cannot level against my theory.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted by R. W.Clark in Einstein :The Life and Times, 268

“It is difficult to say what truth is, but sometimes it is so easy to recognize a falsehood.”—Albert Einstein --- To Jeremiah McGuire, October 24,1953. AEA 60-483

“I have always eaten animal flesh with a somewhat guilty conscience.”—Albert Einstein --- To Max Kariel, August 3,1953. AEA 60-058.

“A life directed chiefly toward the fulfillment of personal desires will sooner or later always lead to bitter disappointment.”—Albert Einstein --- To T. Lee, January 16,1954. AEA 60-235.

“To punish me for my contempt of authority, Fate has made me an authority myself.”—Albert Einstein --- Aphorism, September 18,1930. AEA 36-598

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted by Ernst Straus in French, Einstein: A Centenary Volume, 32

“Truly novel ideas emerge only in one’s youth. Later on one becomes more experienced, famous—and foolish.”—Albert Einstein ---To Heinrich Zangger, December 6, 1917. AEA 39-689

“With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon.”—Albert Einstein --- To Heinrich Zangger, December 24, 1919. AEA 39-726

(“Violence may at times have quickly cleared away an obstruction, but it has never proved itself to be creative.” ) Should read: “Violence sometimes may have cleared away obstructions quickly, but it never has proved itself creative”--- —Albert Einstein---From “Was Europe a Success?” (1934). Reprinted in Einstein: Essays in Humanism, 49

“What is essential in the life of a man of my kind is what he thinks and how he thinks, and not what he does or suffers.” Should read: “ … the essential in the being of a man of my type lies precisely in what he thinks and how he thinks, not in what he does or suffers.”—Albert Einstein ---From “Autobiographical Notes” in P. Schilpp ed., Albert Einstein : Philosopher – Scientist,(1949) 33.

“. . . My scientific goals and my personal vanity will not prevent me from accepting even the most subordinate position.” Should read: “My scientific goals and my personal vanity will not prevent me from accepting even the most subordinate role”.—Albert Einstein --- To Mileva Marić, July 7,1901. CPAE, Vol.1. Doc. 114.

“The creative principle [of science] resides in mathematics.”—Albert Einstein --- From “On the Method of Theoretical Physics” (1933). Reprinted in Ideas and Opinions, 274.

“The more a country makes military weapons, the more insecure it becomes: if you have weapons, you become a target for attack.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted in interview with A. Aram, January 3, 1953. AEA 59-109

“Whoever is careless with truth in small matters can not be trusted in important affairs.”—Albert Einstein. --- From draft of address on the occasion of the 7th anniversary of Israel’s independence, April 1955 AEA 60-003

“Without ‘ethical culture,’ there is no salvation for humanity.”—Albert Einstein---From “The Need for Ethical Culture”, January 5,1951. AEA 28-904

“The economists will have to revise their theories of value.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted in J. Sayen, Einstein in America, 150

“I am also convinced that one gains the purest joy from spiritual things only when they are not tied in with earning one’s livelihood.”—Albert Einstein --- To L. Manners, March 19,1954.

Morality is the highest importance—but for us, not for God.”—Albert Einstein --- To M.M. Schayer, August 1927. AEA 48-380

“Work is the only thing that gives substance to life.”—Albert Einstein --- To son Hans Albert, January 4,1937.

“I have, for the first time, seen a happy and healthy society whose members are fully absorbed in it.”—Albert Einstein --- To Michele Besso, May 24, 1924. AEA 7-349

“Marriage is but slavery made to appear civilized.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted by K. Wachsmann in M. Grüning, Ein Haus für Albert Einstein, 159

“I should very much like to remain in the darkness of not having been analyzed.”—Albert Einstein --- To H. Freund, January 1927. AEA 46-304

“The ability to portray people in still life and in motion requires the highest measure of intuition and talent.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted by K. Wachsmann in Grüning, Ein Haus für Albert Einstein, 240

“I have never obtained any ethical values from my scientific work.”—Albert Einstein ---Quoted in P. Michelmore, Einstein: Profile of the Man, 251

“God gave me the stubbornness of a mule and a fairly keen scent.”—Albert Einstein --- Quoted in G.J. Whitrow, Einstein: the man and his achievement, 91

“Love brings much happiness, much more so than pining for someone brings pain.”—Albert Einstein --- To Marie Winteler, April 21,1896, CPAE Vol.1, Doc. 18

“What I see in Nature is a grand design that we can understand only imperfectly, one with which a responsible person must look at with humility. . . .”—Albert Einstein --- Should read: “What I see in Nature is a grand design that we can comprehend only imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility…” Quoted in Dukas and Hoffmann, “AE: The Human Side”, 39

“The content of scientific theory itself offers no moral foundation for the personal conduct of life.”—Albert Einstein – From “Science and God: A Dialogue”. In Forum and Century 83 (1930), 373

“All my life I have dealt with objective matters; hence I lack both the natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people and to carry out official functions.”—Albert Einstein --- To Abba Eban, November 18,1952. AEA 28-943

“I wouldn’t want to live if I did not have my work. . . . In any case, it’s good that I’m already old and personally don’t have to count on a prolonged future.”—Albert Einstein ---To Michele Besso, October 10,1938. AEA 7-376

“I have come to know the mutability of all human relationships and have learned to insulate myself against both heat and cold so that a temperature balance is fairly well assured.”—Albert Einstein --- To Heinrich Zangger, March 10, 1917. AEA 39-680