Monday, March 22, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

iPad Hype is Here: Can It Really Be This Good?

SEE HERE Where are the specs? It certainly looks incredibly cool. When the other foot falls of course you may discover that there are not too many apps and the battery life probably is not terrific, but we'll see. April is the release.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Modeling Reality

Too much fun. This is a fascinating little web page about model building. Since I really enjoyed model building when I was a kid it really brought back memories. If you read the whole thing you get to a version with a degaussing ring, a big magnet, which was apparently used to sweep magnetic mines which seems like a slightly crazy thing to do flying a low altitude.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

M. Flury Lemberg on the Restoration

The 2002 "Restoration" is very controversial. Many scientists believe that not only was it not necessary but that it eliminated quite a number of research directions by destroying the evidence. In some ways it "cleaned up" the shroud, but at the expense of much material and much evidence of pollens, dust, folds, as well as the provenance of material from the 1532 fire which will now always have doubt cast upon it if it is used subsequently for additional C14 dating.