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Links in the afternoon.

03/05/15 • 10:54 AM • PersonalWeblogs • No Comments

ArtDaily: French tomb, crammed with Greek and other artefacts, sheds light on Iron Age trade.

The burial mound, 40 metres (130 feet) across, has at its heart a 14-square-metre (150-square-foot) burial chamber, not yet opened, of an ancient VIP.” Ah, those words ... “Not yet open.”

03/05/15 • 10:51 AM • HistoryScienceTravel • No Comments

Gates of Nineveh: Assessing the Damage at the Mosul Museum, Pt 2 - The Sculptures from Hatra.

Regardless, from what we can see in this video the loss for the study the Roman and Parthian Near East is absolutely devastating.”  Gives great background on what was authentic, what was replica, and how this damage has hurt scholarly study.

03/05/15 • 09:42 AM • HistoryPoliticsReligionScience • No Comments

Guardian.UK: El Niño finally arrives but is weaker than expected, says US agency.

Better than the obverse. We’ll appreciate even trace amounts of moisture.

03/05/15 • 09:37 AM • NatureSanta Fe LocalScience1 Comment

The Nation: Clinton’s E-mail Mess Shows We Need a Primary, Not a Coronation.

Yet at a certain point it stops mattering whether coverage of Clinton is as unfair as her defenders say it is. If she‘s going to be the Democratic candidate, part of her job is not to leave herself open to this sort of thing.” Exactly. More than just about any other political personality, she knows what kind of scrutiny her actions are going to attract. It’s been two days, and she’s still not out in front of this.

03/04/15 • 07:21 PM • HistoryPolitics1 Comment

Any of my readers ...

... using ModX? Contact me at the usual garret at dangerousmeta email address. I have a conundrum.

03/04/15 • 06:22 PM • InternetPersonalWeblogs • No Comments

Product review: Timex Weekender watch.

I wanted a nice, plain watch to replace my finer watches while they were out for repairs. I found a Timex Weekender [face is identical, my strap’s different] that looked really nice for about $17.  Keeps excellent time, dead accurate. But. The ticking is incredibly loud. I can hear it while playing music at my computer, it’s that noisy. Now, certain days, it drives me to be better about time management, and I don’t mind at all. Other days, I have to bury the durned thing in a cabinet, wrapped in a sock.

Four stars for being simple, accurate timekeeping. One star off for unnecessary acoustic assault.

03/04/15 • 04:05 PM • ConsumptionPersonal • No Comments

The Register.UK: Sophie the Stegosaurus was a teenaged fat lass claims triple-D model.

Now, now. For Sophie. “Register says you’re fat, but I ain’t down with that.”

Where do they come up with these titles?

03/04/15 • 03:53 PM • HistoryScience • No Comments

Media Matters: NY Times’ Deceptive Suggestion That Hillary May Have Violated Federal Records Law.

Of note.  Media’s finding more details to question.

03/04/15 • 12:48 PM • LawPolitics • No Comments

Mashable: “Let women fly!” Remembering history’s first female aviators.

Do more research, M. What of Katherine Stinson? More. Buried here in Santa Fe.

03/04/15 • 12:34 PM • HistorySanta Fe Local • No Comments

The Register.UK: Paul Allen hunts down sunken Japanese WWII super-battleship.

In desperation, she was shooting her huge 18” guns directly into the water to create explosive geysers, intended to stop the torpedo bombers from reaching her.

03/04/15 • 12:30 PM • HistoryScience • No Comments

NY Times: Hermosa Beach, Calif., Voters Give Thumbs Down to Oil Drilling.

As a result of the vote, Hermosa Beach now owes E&B $17.5 million to terminate the contract, under the terms of an agreement ending litigation with the firm.”  Ouch. With oil prices so low, companies may pursue mineral rights litigation not to actually drill, but to simply minimize the red in their ledgers.

Bike EXIF: The Amazing Motorcycle Models of Pere Tarragó.


03/04/15 • 11:51 AM • ArtsGeneralVehicles • No Comments

Guardian.UK: Egyptian Museum to launch new conservation database.

I have a saying: if you want to be a good restorer, think an hour before you work for one minute.

03/04/15 • 11:46 AM • ArtsHistoryScienceTravel • No Comments

Civil War Memory: “With Malice Toward None, With Charity For All”.

150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.

03/04/15 • 11:43 AM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

Historiann: Dad opens can of internet whoopa$$ on offensive Twitter jerks.

All Dads with daughters, take note.

03/04/15 • 11:40 AM • ChildhoodHuman RightsSocial MediaSports(2) Comments

Happy 14th, Euan.

Keep ‘er growing and changing.

03/04/15 • 11:34 AM • InternetPersonalWeblogs • No Comments

EOSHD: Olympus E-M5 Mark II - love and hate at first sight.

This is ultra silly. Sillier than a weasel riding a woodpecker.” C’mon, tell us what you really feel.

03/03/15 • 10:00 PM • ConsumptionHardwareMotion GraphicsPhotography • No Comments

ArtDaily: 115-year-old Benz Ideal offered at Bonhams Mercedes=Benz sale.


03/03/15 • 09:51 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistoryVehicles • No Comments

The New Yorker: Squatters of the Lower East Side.

Some things don’t change all that much ... Alphabet City, I would have bet. Tompkins Square Park is quite clean now, I hear. Back in the 80’s, it was a needle-den. Dangerous as hell. And you’d see all these kids busking/selling/panhandling on St Mark’s Place. Fun places to go after dark, though.

03/03/15 • 06:46 PM • HistoryPersonalPhotography • No Comments

Mother Jones: The Brief Life and Private Death of Alexandria Hill.

This will make you livid.

03/03/15 • 01:23 PM • ChildhoodHuman RightsLaw(2) Comments

Nike: Classic Cortez.

Oh yeah, I remember when these became a litmus test for ‘cool.’ Along with these.

03/03/15 • 12:44 PM • ConsumptionDesignHistory(2) Comments

Catching up after yesterday.

Linkage on time-allowed basis.

03/03/15 • 12:32 PM • PersonalWeblogs • No Comments

Hillary’s email.

Here, do an experiment. Choose any politician, combine their name with “email.”  You’ll find the great majority (esp. governors) attempting to circumvent public records laws. You’ll find a spate of ‘burner’ email accounts, mysterious drive crashes (no redundancy?), more.

Doesn’t make it right, but the media does need to recognize that many politicos are doing it when reporting on the circumstance.

Later: TechDirt does it well. If she was passing classified info over personal email, her goose is cooked for ‘16.

03/03/15 • 12:30 PM • InternetLawPolitics(3) Comments

Vox: These twins can teach us a lot about racial identity.

Heavenly, the miracles Mother Nature throws at unappreciating bigots.

03/03/15 • 12:08 PM • ChildhoodHealthHuman RightsPsychologyScience1 Comment
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