Monthly Archives: September 2011
More on “FTL” Neutrinos
Following up on last night’s post….
Let’s Go Slow on CERN Faster-Than-Light Claims
The skeptics are not simply saying “That’s impossible because it violates relativity.” They are pointing out that it directly contradicts the well established observations of Supernova 1987A. Hence Neutrinos on Speed concludes with a limerick.
Also see xkcd. I should try this: We could use some extra money. Any takers?
This Extraordinary Claim Requires Extraordinary Evidence!
Faster-than-light travel discovered? Slow down, folks
I am waiting to see what Sean at Cosmic Variance has to say.
Monday night Irish class, September 19, 2011
Irish Class, September 19, 2011
Rang Gaeilge, 19ú lá Mí Mheán Fómhair 2011
Size, distance, and reflection in the outer Solar System
Why a moon of Jupiter is brighter than the planet Neptune.
To live forever …..
Forwarded from my mother:
A man met a fairy who said she would grant him one wish.
“I want to live forever,” he said.
“Sorry,” said the fairy, “I’m not allowed to grant wishes like that!”
“Fine,” he said, “then I want to die after Congress votes for term limits and wants Social Security for their retirement program.”
“You crafty bastard,” said the fairy.
A great collection of stories
The First Heroes
The First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age. The stories are a mix of Historical Fiction, SF, Fantasy, and one of Altenate History. Fantasy comes from the myths of the era being incorporated in several of the stories. The Greek world is well represented, but China, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Egypt, Northern Europe and even Peru appear. Continue reading
Monday Night Irish Class, September 12, 2011
Irish Class, September 12, 2011
Rang Gaeilge, 12ú lá Mí Mheán Fómhair 2011
Clann Tartan in Hudson
On Saturday, Sept. 10, mia_mcdavid and I were part of colgaffneyis camp at the Scottish Heritage Festival of the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson, Wisconsin. As with Fort William, we traveled lightly. Continue reading
I found an old hand drill at a garage sale recently. The mechanism was stiff, there was some
rust, and much of the paint was gone: