Sunday, November 30, 2014

Stuff around the net

BrianSibley again links to the BBC radio program on the once and future king. Today's link: Sir Lancelot.

White's take on the heroic French knight was a radically revisionist one: accepting – as is told in many versions of the Arthur myth – that it was Lancelot's illicit love for the King's wife, Guenever that eventually initiated the destruction of Arthur's chivalric dream, the author sets out with the determination of a modern novelist, rather than a myth-maker, to explore the human complexities of the triangular relationship between the Knight, the King and the Queen.

TeaAtTrianon links to a WSJ article on Irish cheese: how entrepeneurs devised "Gourmet" cheeses to sell.

heh. Wonder if Erap's waterbuffalo milk dairies could do the same.
they already sell the milk and cheese locally...we drink the milk, mainly in our coffee: It is very high in fat.

Altogether now:

Yes, we have two, which we mainly use for plowing fields etc. too far from the road to use our truck, and also in our veggie project.


rewrite the history books: Tibetan locals were growing barley and wheat at 2500 meters:  3500 years ago.

heh. Wonder if they also made beer with it?

TORN reports that scientists are using THE EYE OF SAURON galaxy to measure distances in space.

"NGC 4151" by X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/J.Wang et al.; Optical: Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, La Palma/Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope, Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA - Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
not to be confused with The Eye of God Nebula.


Factoid of the day (from Wired):

The Teen Brain “Shuts Down” When It Hears Mom’s Criticism


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