5,500-Year-Old Sumerian Star Map
“For over 150 years scientists have tried to solve the mystery of a controversial cuneiform clay tablet that indicates the so-called Köfel’s impact event was observed in ancient times.
The circular stone-cast tablet was recovered from the 650 BC underground library of King Ashurbanipal in Nineveh, Iraq in the late 19th century. Long thought to be an Assyrian tablet, computer analysis has matched it with the sky above Mesopotamia in 3300 BC and proves it to be of much more ancient Sumerian origin. The tablet is an “Astrolabe,” the earliest known astronomical instrument. It consists of a segmented, disk-shaped star chart with marked units of angle measure inscribed upon the rim.
Or maybe it’s instructions ‘to whom it may concern’ about making a better pizza?
I have no pleasant memories of the old WPA outhouse behind my grandparent’s home when I was growing up. It is nostalgic just like the Mongomery Ward’s catalog that was used to wipe is…
The old coal stove was impossible to keep at a constant temperature unless the temp was dull orange as it overheated. Heating your bathwater and bathing in a corrugated iron wash tub left a lot to be desired too. The old ringer washer broke half my buttons whenever it was used and I had to go to the button box to try and find replacements to sew on.
Times were different then. I recall darning socks rather than throwing them away and ordering a new set from Costco on-line for delivery at my door.
* CNN’s Reshuffle – Brian Stelter was the most contemptible, vapid, and unbearably smug news-tv character of the past two decades. Good riddance. Now dump Don Lemon.
* There is chatter in the democrat propaganda ministry (mainstream media) about Putin’s present intent to somehow scram and detonate the nuclear power plants in Ukraine in order to turn the place into a nuclear wasteland. While don’t know what Vlad is thinking and he doesn’t come to me for advice, my sense is that it’s the typical bullshit, spread to justify more cash and weapons shipments to the infinitely corrupt Ukrainian government. Don’t get me wrong, they’re pikers compared to the DC swamp, but they’re learning. Now we’re out of Afghanistan, the military-industrial complex needs to keep rolling.
Do YOU trust Google?
“Jigsaw is a unit within Google that explores threats to open societies, and builds technology that inspires scalable solutions.”
Google’s Jigsaw will begin a campaign to combat “misinformation” about Ukrainian refugees. The campaign will be based on research conducted by psychologists at Bristol and Cambridge universities.
The psychologist conducted their research on several social media sites using 90-second clips to inoculate people against disinformation. In their report, they defined “inoculation theory” as a method to “reduce susceptibility to misinformation by informing people about how they might be misinformed.”
They said that they inoculated users against five types of manipulation: “emotionally manipulative language, incoherence, false dichotomies, scapegoating and ad hominem attacks.” The videos, they concluded, “improve manipulation technique recognition” and “increase people’s ability to discern trustworthy from untrustworthy content.”
Speaking to the New York Times, Jigsaw head researcher Beth Goldberg said: “This is one of the few misinformation interventions that I’ve seen at least that has worked not just across the conspiratorial spectrum but across the political spectrum.”
The campaign will begin next week and will be directed toward users in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, which are the major destinations of refugees from Ukraine.
“We are thinking of this as a pilot experiment, so there’s absolutely no reason that this approach couldn’t be scaled to other countries,” Goldberg said.
“Poland was chosen because it has the most Ukrainian refugees,” she added.
Thank heavens we have Google or we may not know what to think…
The New Generation of Donkeys