Archive for March, 2013

March 28th, 2013 - 1:20 pm § in Misc.

Oh Oh … You may want to have today as your April Fools’ Day!

We survived 12/21/12 BUT … The Mayans didn’t use the modern Gregorian calendar, obviously. So modern Mayan scholars have had to translate their calendar system (based roughly around years featuring 13 months of 20 days) into our system (a bunch of months that are a bunch of different len[...]

March 28th, 2013 - 10:42 am § in Misc.



March 28th, 2013 - 8:27 am § in Misc.


  A series of very good articles. and a recipe for edible matzos![...]

March 27th, 2013 - 7:44 pm § in Misc.

Buchenwald 20: Turning The Culture of Horror Into Agriculture

From Yad Vashem I know that after Buchenwald, my father governed a German town.  I did not know much else about what happened near the cam itself.  This story comes form Yad Vashem about a Kibbutz established by camp survivors in nearby Weimar.  Eighteen years after the Nazis opened Buchenwald it[...]

March 27th, 2013 - 8:36 am § in Misc.

WAR WAR … Everyone can build techy weapons

India successfully testfires submarine-launched version of BrahMos missile India successfully testfired its submarine-launched version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile for the first time on Wednesday in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of the southern port city of Visakhapatnam, a top official sa[...]

March 27th, 2013 - 4:16 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

UW fails to make list of top 25 places to do research

This list from The Scientist is not credible.  We could start with the odd idea that science is biology and national chauvinism.  The accompanying article begins with a paen to the failure of the National Institutes of Health budget  to keep up with inflation and utterly misses the huge impact of[...]

March 26th, 2013 - 11:57 am § in Misc.

A Rational Right View of Mr. Obama

Rich Lowry thinks Obama is making his play, as the newest cliché goes, to become the liberal Reagan. As soon as he won reelection, we went from the Obama administration to the Obama years, and that is no mean feat. Becoming an enduringly transformational figure like Reagan, though, is a different p[...]

March 26th, 2013 - 4:53 am § in Misc.

The AVE Challenge

A. Lunar Flight Simulator B. Scene from Soviet Movie from 1956 C. Boston Lunar Planetarium D. Scene from new Disney prequel: “Star Trek Begins” E. China’s New Lunar Hologram[...]

March 25th, 2013 - 10:23 pm § in America, Jews

Jewish Return to Roots in Germany

Spiegel Reports: Jewish American Families Reclaim German Roots An increased number of American children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors have applied in recent years for the German citizenship stripped from their family members by the Nazis. Many are interested in settling elsewhere in the E[...]

March 25th, 2013 - 12:47 pm § in Misc.

Blomgren, Battery Boss, Blames Boeing’s Battery Bummer on Bad Brains at Boeing

Washington, Jan. 25 : George Blomgren, a battery expert for Eveready, a batteries and flashlights company, for 40 years, has said he would never fly in a Dreamliner because of the high level of risk in it. Blomgren said that lithium ion batteries are bundled together for the 787, which increases the[...]