Out of internet and cell range for a while.
Links in the afternoon.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Any of my readers ...
... using ModX? Contact me at the usual garret at dangerousmeta email address. I have a conundrum.
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.
The Register.UK: Sophie the Stegosaurus was a teenaged fat lass claims triple-D model.
Where do they come up with these titles?
Media Matters: NY Times’ Deceptive Suggestion That Hillary May Have Violated Federal Records Law.
Mashable: “Let women fly!” Remembering history’s first female aviators.
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.
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.
Guardian.UK: Egyptian Museum to launch new conservation database.
Civil War Memory: “With Malice Toward None, With Charity For All”.
150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.
Historiann: Dad opens can of internet whoopa$$ on offensive Twitter jerks.
All Dads with daughters, take note.
Happy 14th, Euan.
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.
ArtDaily: 115-year-old Benz Ideal offered at Bonhams Mercedes=Benz sale.
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.
Mother Jones: The Brief Life and Private Death of Alexandria Hill.
This will make you livid.
Nike: Classic Cortez.
Catching up after yesterday.
Linkage on time-allowed basis.
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.
Vox: These twins can teach us a lot about racial identity.
Heavenly, the miracles Mother Nature throws at unappreciating bigots.