Hubby’s Birthday Contest!

Today my husband turns 45 years old. Or like my teen brat said. “I hear you’re getting old?” yeah he’s a charmer.

My husband is an engineer so to celebrate his birthday I’m giving away a $45.00 GC to Amazon to one lucky winner.Β  You have until the end of the week to enter.

To enter the contest post your favorite scientific quote or list your favorite technical gadget.

Winner will be chosen by hubby on Saturday, more or less πŸ™‚

126 thoughts on “Hubby’s Birthday Contest!

  1. Alas I am simple my fav tech gadget is my Google Nexus 7, almost solely used as an ebook reader LOL

    Happy Birthday Amber’s hubby πŸ˜€

  2. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

  3. My favorite tech was my first touch. I won it and $200 worth of books. With that little gadget I did my first downloads of your and other authors work. It was wonderful having something so small that no-one could look over my shoulder while I read in public!

  4. favorite tech toy now? My iPad! does all sorts of cool stuff for me & I can pack a lot of books on it. Wish your hubby a fantastic day! and 45 isn’t old… Trust me! Old keeps getting further away in my mind.

  5. The quote I like best The Rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost luggage from airline companies

  6. My favourite gadget is the email programm David. It reminds me of all my appointments, birthday wishes to send,…
    Happy birthday Mr. Kell. 1970 is the best year.

  7. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. – Arthur C. Clarke

  8. Given that I have a tendency to short circuit most electronic gadgets just by handling them, I don’t really have a favourite (though e-readers come close even though I’ve managed to destroy 4 at last count), so here’s a quote that I really like instead.

    “We don’t devote enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks”.
    Bill Watterson

  9. The materials of science are the materials of life itself. Science is part of the reality of living; it is the what, the how, and the why of everything in our experience.
    -Rachel Carson

  10. I was going to say my Kindle but my android does that and more. So the answer has to be my cell phone because I can read, shop, text, take pictures, email, Facebook and surf the Web and it usually fits in my pocket.

  11. The real purpose of scientific method is to make sure Nature hasn’t mislead you into thinking you know something you don’t actually know. Robert M. Pirsig Had to use a quote I love too many gadgets. πŸ™‚

  12. Happy birthday to your hubby

    “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former” Albert Einstein

  13. “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.” – Albert Einstein
    I think MOST people do LOL Happy Birthday to the hubby πŸ˜‰


    My favorite electricity requiring gadget is probably the iPad but in thinking about technology and that it is the advancement of innovation, I think my favorite is duct tape because duct tape combined with human ingenuity can fix, dress, disguise and entice.

    “So long and thanks for all the fish!”

  15. My favorite quote is from Stephen Hawking:
    Some people would claim that things like love, joy and beauty belong to a different category from science and can’t be described in scientific terms, but I think they can now be explained by the theory of evolution.

  16. Logitech Harmony One Advance Univerdal Remote – It replaces 15 remotes My husband says it has the WP factor (wife proof) LOL One touch and everything turns on in the home entertainment studio so I’m not yelling for him to turn everything on when I want to watch my shows LOL.

  17. Imagination is better than Knowledge.. Albert Einstein.
    Happy Birthday Ambers Hubby. I wish I was 45 again!

  18. So, I have two favorites that go together well:

    “Where are we? Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.”
    – Carl Sagan [Cosmos]

    “For small creatures such as we, the vastness is only bearable through love.”
    – Carl Sagan [Contact]

  19. Happy birthday to your husband. I fav tech toy would be my ebook readers. I have had many and I love having all my books in the palm of my hand!! LOL

  20. I have two favorites, both by Einstein

    “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind”

    “A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new”

    Happy Birthday πŸ™‚

  21. β€œI fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.”

    ― Albert Einstein

  22. This is my favourite scientific quote:
    “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known” Carl Sagan
    Happy birthday to your husband! πŸ˜‰

  23. “We need more completely sane people doing completely crazy things.”
    –Hank Green

    Also, my favorite gadget has to be my iPad Air and my ZAGG keyboard to go with it.

    Happy birthday, Mr. Amber Kell. [grin]

  24. I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success … Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything. Nicola Tesla …………. I love this quote because there really is something special to being in the zone …I crave those moment in whatever I invest in.Happy Birthday Hubby

  25. My favorite gadget is far my Kindle. It allows me to carry numerous books without making my purse a weapon. Also, I don’t know if it counts, but as a math prof this is one of my favorites quote-wise:

    “It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.”
    (Rene Descartes)

    Happy anniversary of birth, oh husband of Amber Kell =)

  26. Rosalind Franklin, a strong and independent woman. great inspiration, who made a critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA.

    1. Although Nature needs thousands or millions of years to create a new species, man needs only a few dozen years to destroy one.
      VICTOR SCHEFFER, 1906 TO 2011

  27. Happy Birthday, Amber’s Hubby! I don’t know if this really counts but my favorite technological gadgets are laptop & kindle. I couldn’t choose between them so I wrote both.

  28. Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.

    Robert A. Heinlein

    I luv that quote.. happy birthday to hubby. ..

  29. The quotes I was thinking of have already been grabbed.
    Does my lap top qualify as a gadget?

  30. “The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advance ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of a planter-for the future. his duty is to lay foundations for those who are to come and point the way.” Nikolas Tesla
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Amber’s Hubby, have an awesome day. πŸ™‚

    favorite gadget so far is my kindle, but the TV remote is also a wonderful invention.

    I could not decide between my two favorites so I wanted to share both:
    ” The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.”
    -Albert Einstein
    “Some people would claim that things like love, joy and beauty belong to a different category from science and can’t be described in scientific terms, but I think they can now be explained by the theory of evolution.”
    -Stephen Hawking

  32. There are three types of students
    Some make wonders happen
    Some watch wonders happen
    And some wonder what happens……..

  33. Ok if you r a doctor who fan you will know this my favorite scientific quote is. It’s kind of wibly wobly timey wimey

  34. “The process of discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder. ”
    -Albert Einstein

    And I love my Kindle Paperwhite. Best thing ever for this reader.

  35. Happy Birthday!
    It’s not enough to believe what you see, you must also understand what you see. Leonardo Da Vinci

  36. Favorite tech thing is a the USB. With that I finally could download books and put them on my tablet/ereader. Until the USB, I had to get the kid to do it for me. 😦

  37. Happy Birthday Amber’s Hubby! Vintage year is 1970.

    My favourite tech quote: “Failure is not an option; it’s bundled in the software!” Unknown attribution.

    Favourite gadget: Someone said the Sonic Screwdriver, I so want one. But I love my e-readers, I’ve gone through 4 of them, started with a RocketReader, then graduated up to a Kindle Whitepage. LOL

    Erika S.

  38. My favorite quote:
    “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” -Albert Einstein (unsourced variant of “Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do β€” but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.”)

    and my favorite technology is my Nook ereader so I can read on the go. πŸ™‚

  39. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Amber’s hubby! My mini iPad is my favorite gadget. It is always with me no matter where I go.

  40. Favorite quote (to my favorite engineer) — Beam me up Scotty! πŸ˜‰

    and my favorite gadget/tech – this was a tough one. kindle? laptop? smartphone? fitbit? aria? sonos? In the end it came down to the one thing that would set me off if it disapeared. lol! The internet.

  41. Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

    Marie Curie

    Happy Birthday to your husband! And have a great day!

  42. I’m not good with remembering quotes so my favorite gadget would be my laptop or my Kindle Fire where I read ALL of my books, lol!!!

  43. My e-reader I have 2,030 books on it I don’t have room for that many paperbacks.

  44. No. No. Be of good cheer. If science teaches us anything, it teaches us to accept our failures, as well as our successes, with quiet dignity and grace. (Said while beating the creature)
    -Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
    Young Frankenstein

    Happy birthday!

  45. Happy birthday to Amber’s hubby!

    Gadgets would be my Sansa Fuze and my Sony E-Reader, I’d hate to have to choose between them.

    Favorite quote:
    “Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.”
    Louis Pasteur

  46. Science is more than a body of knowledge: it is a way of thinking, a way of skeptically interrogating the universe. Carl Sagan

  47. Happy Birthday to the techie!

    Don’t you just love teenagers? πŸ˜€

    My favorite personal gadget is my Kindle Paperwhite. With as much as I read, my eyes can’t handle reading off a tablet that much and my back can’t handle carrying that many printed books.

  48. I believe this quote from Steve Jobs is so true:
    “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.”

  49. For a successful technology reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
    Richard Feynman, in the report on the Challenger disaster report.
    Unfortunately, they didn’t seem to take this to heart, as evidenced by Columbia.
    One hopes they have finally learned this before any attempt at sending people to Mars.

  50. Happy Birthday!!!!

    I absolutely love my new iPhone 6 Plus. It has replaced just about all my other electronics.

  51. Happy Birthday!
    I always liked this one:
    If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate. ~Henry J. Tillman

  52. Scientific advancement should aim to affirm and to improve human life.
    Nathan Deal

  53. Happy Birthday ! My favorite gadget most be my nook love how easy I can have a variety of ebooks to read

  54. Happy Birthday!!!

    “Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.” ~Louis Pasteur

  55. Lt Commander and “miracle worker” chief engineer-Montgomery Scott – Star ship USS Enterprise “Ya canna change the laws of physics”
    Happy birthday Mr Kell, hope your day is fabulous and you don’t step on any Legos!

  56. Happy birthday! I’m taking a little liberty with the “scientific” quote. πŸ˜‰

    If you removed all the arteries, veins, & capillaries from a person’s body, and tied them end-to-end…the person will die.

    – Neil deGrasse Tyson

  57. Happy Birthday to Mr. Kell

    Here are two:
    We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.
    -Carl Jung

    If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.
    -Albert Einstein

  58. My answer is old school, my first tech gadget was a Sony Walkman, audio cassettes… it was truly a wonder.

    Happy Birthday!

  59. A very happy birthday to your husband…
    My favorite quote is
    “The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter – for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way.” Nikola Tesla

    My favorite gadget is my kindle fire

  60. Favorite tech gadget: I have to go with my Kindle. Because, well, books!!!!!!!!

    Favorite physics t-shirt quote: Gravity. It’s not just a good idea. it’s the law!

    Favorite (although cynical but possibly correct quote): “A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.” Max Planck

  61. ok, so I don’t have a favourite quote, but I liked the idea and looked it up, this one has stuck, tho I don’t know who said it, Thomas … no… um… someone smart I guess

    “Science is simply common sense at its best”

  62. In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurred. – Sir William Osler

  63. My current fascination is with the 3Doodler. It allows you to make 3d objects with plastic extruded through a pen you ‘draw’ with. 3D printers are lowering in price and are now under $1000. But until it gets lower (considerably) I will play with my 3Doodler (only $114)

  64. Only two things are infintie, the universe and the human stupidity, and i’m not sure about the former. – albert einsterin

  65. Hedy Lamarr

    Favorite scientist quote:

    β€œI”ve got to invent something that will put a stop to that.”

    Hedy Lamarr speaking about torpedo attacks in WWII, that led to her and her partner inventing and patenting “frequency hopping”. After Patent no.2292387 expired the military used it in 1962 for the Cuban blockade. It is the basis for all cell phone spread spectrum technology.

    The second thing she said that really speaks to me in terms of how women were regarded at the time she was inventing.

    “Any girl can look glamourous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”

    Lamarr was inducted into the Inventor’s Hall of Fame in 2014.

    So, Happy Birthday Mr. Kell. Invent something that “puts a stop to something:)”. The basis of so many great inventions!

  66. Happy Birthday! My favorite tech gadget is the computer. We have a love-hate relationship.
    Long as it is working I love and the rest of the time I hate it.

  67. Hi Amber! Congratulations to your hubby, and I hope he’ll have a wonderful day😁
    Now then, favorite scientific quote. I like quite a few (not that I remember all of them) but one that I like quite a lot would be this one:

    “The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.”
    Albert Einstein

  68. My favourite piece of science (although not strictly a gadget) is a Newton’s cradle. I loved them from childhood and it inspired my love of Science and ending up with a degree in chemistry…
    As for quotes…. another one from Arthur C Clarke,
    “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible”

  69. I would have to say my Blue Tooth

    β€œIf your hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world.”
    ― Nikola Tesla ( I think the quote is profound for today’s climate)

    Happy Birthday Mr. Kell hope it was a great one

  70. We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.
    Stephen Hawking

    My favorite gadget is my Nexus 7 – all those books! πŸ˜€

    Happy Birthday, Amber’s hubby.

    1. Oh, wait! I forgot my favorite engineering/science quote: “Gravity is a harsh mistress. – The Tick” πŸ˜‰

  71. I love my Kindle and don’t go anywhere without it. I also love my iphone 6 plus.

  72. Happy Birthday to the hubby, today would have been my daddy’s birthday also. I love my IPhone, IPad’s, my kindle and my kindle HD because they have my Kindle apps on them and I can’t survive with out them. πŸΎπŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸ˜„

  73. Happy birthday. My favorite gadget is my kindle. I have the books of favorite authors. Amber is of course one of them.

  74. Happy birthday. Cherish your 45 years. Your warranty runs out at 50. πŸ˜‰

    My favorite gadget is my iPad. It saved my sanity after I had cataract surgery and couldn’t read books or the computer for a while.

    My favorite quote, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein.

  75. Can’t think of a quote right now but favorite tech stuff would probably be laptop with wifi tied with air conditioning which we won’t need for a few months but is wonderful convenience.

  76. My favorite quote given to my class in High School Chem Lab “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” Albert Einstein.
    I still remember it 23 years later. And I tell my sixteen year old that 40 is the new 20. Happy Birthday!!!!

  77. “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can succeed at.”
    -Stephan Hawking

  78. Happy Birthday Ambers Hubby!!!

    Psychology, unlike Chemistry, unlike algebra, unlike literature is an owner’s manual for your own mind. It’s a guide to life. What could be more important than grounding young people in the scientific information that they need to live happy, healthy, productive lives? To have good relation ships?
    Daniel Goldstein
    It’s a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another persons plate.
    Dave Barry

  79. Today’s gonna be A-Okay,
    cause we’re celebrating your birthday.
    Happy birthday, Hubby,
    celebrating your birthday.
    -(Regular Show)

    Favorite Scientific Quote: “Twinkle, twinkle little star. How I wonder what you are.”

  80. My favorite tech gadget is definitely my Iphone. The best and worst invention ever.

    Also, happy birthday to your husband.

  81. My favorite gadget is a micrometer, ’cause it’s really neat to play with, and really cool to say!

  82. My favourite technical gadget is my iPod alarm clock that wakes me with music instead of that hideous noise, oh and I can dim the clock light and play music for up to 2 hours when I go to sleep. I love it – and it died a few weeks ago. I miss it.

  83. favorite scientific quote –

    Louise: “How did you get here?”

    Johnny: “Well, basically, there was this little dot, right? And the dot went bang and the bang expanded. Energy formed into matter, matter cooled, matter lived, the amoeba to fish, to fish to fowl, to fowl to frog, to frog to mammal, the mammal to monkey, to monkey to man, amo amas amat, quid pro quo, memento mori, ad infinitum, sprinkle on a little bit of grated cheese and leave under the grill till Doomsday.”

    ~From the movie Naked, written by Mike Leigh

  84. My favorite gadget is my kindle fire because I can do more than reading on there…..even though I read more then anything else.

  85. Happy Birthday Amber’s Hubby! My Favorite Scientific quote is:
    “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn”
    -Benjamin Franklin
    Thanks for the chance πŸ™‚

  86. Happy birthday amber’s hubby!
    My favorite quote is “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” Albert Einstein

  87. Happy Birthday! I have two favorite quotes: β€œTwo things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” Albert Einstein and β€œThe saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” Isaac Asimov

  88. Happy Birthday!
    I have two favorite “scientific” quotes: ” I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.”-Stephen Hawking.
    And my all time favorite: “I reject your reality and substitute my own!”

  89. Happy Blessed Birthday!
    The best gadget they made was the scientific calculator which help me greatly during my college year.

  90. Happy Birthday!
    Favourite technical gadget – lots of everyday things like tv, ereaders, PCs but the latest medical technical breakthroughs are absolutely amazing and life changing – blind people being able to see, hearing aids, prosthetic limbs and even the possibility of people being able to walk again. We live in an amazing world.

  91. Happy Bday to your hubby ^^
    Well I’ll go with gadget and I’d say that my fave is the tablet =D
    Physical books will never lose their value but the fact that you can have one device in the size of a pocket book that can carry 1k+ more books, nothing can beat that, unless if course they made a tablet that can make great coffee to go with your reading xD

  92. My favorite gadget would be my kindle paper white because I can carry a thousand books around in my purse at any time. My books can go anywhere with me.

  93. My favorite device is the remote control, gotta love not having to get up and cross the room to change the channel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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