Following up on last night’s post….
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?
Irish Class, September 19, 2011
Rang Gaeilge, 19ú lá Mí Mheán Fómhair 2011
Why a moon of Jupiter is brighter than the planet Neptune.
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.
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
Irish Class, September 12, 2011
Rang Gaeilge, 12ú lá Mí Mheán Fómhair 2011
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: