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?

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