Vila Wolf's Dyslexic Folklorist Ranting

Hmm... I've got a strange and bizarre mind. I know what you're saying, doesn't everyone on the internet? I can say this, I'm not for everyone. It was once said that I've got a razor wit, a dark sarcasm and one hell of a twisted sense of humor. I like horror, I am a folklorist and I smoke.

"Let me share something with you, a secret, We believe what we want to believe....the rest is all smoke and mirrors." - Arnaud de Fohn

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Open Access Archaeology Digest #574

openaccessarchaeology:

Your Open Access (free to read) Archaeology daily:

Letter from Sir Hugh Luttrell, of Dunster Castle, preserved amongst the Muniments of George F. Luttrell, Esq.
http://bit.ly/17ERabQ

Two felons from Surrey
http://bit.ly/12lrJJf

Field survey and excavation at Dunbeath, Caithness
http://bit.ly/183fRky

Microlithic and Bronze Age camps, 75-62 ft OD, N Carn, Isle of Jura
http://bit.ly/ZiJTel

Front Yard, Back Yard: Lessons in Neighborhood Archaeology in an Urban Environment
http://bit.ly/10i1Aeb

Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK

banjosbourbonbarrelsandbluegrass:

Obviously this was not burned as the sender has requested. So what happened? Did he receive the letter in time? Did he heed the warning or not?  Did he ignore the request to destroy the not on purpose?  

From the Thomas Henry Hines Papers, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center

peashooter85:

An ornate bone mounted wheel-lock pistol originating from Germany, circa 1580.

(Source: thomasdelmar.com)

trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

 An Isochrone curve is the curve for which the time taken by an object sliding without friction in uniform gravity to its lowest point is independent of its starting point. The curve is a cycloid, and the time is equal to π times the square root of the radius over the acceleration of gravity.
- A ball set on an Isocrone (or Tautochrone) curve will reach the bottom at the same length of time no matter where you place the ball, so long as there is no impeding friction.

[Gif] - Four balls slide down a cycloid curve from different positions, but they arrive at the bottom at the same time. The blue arrows show the points’ acceleration along the curve. On the top is the time-position diagram.
[source]

trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

 An Isochrone curve is the curve for which the time taken by an object sliding without friction in uniform gravity to its lowest point is independent of its starting point. The curve is a cycloid, and the time is equal to π times the square root of the radius over the acceleration of gravity.

- A ball set on an Isocrone (or Tautochrone) curve will reach the bottom at the same length of time no matter where you place the ball, so long as there is no impeding friction.

[Gif] - Four balls slide down a cycloid curve from different positions, but they arrive at the bottom at the same time. The blue arrows show the points’ acceleration along the curve. On the top is the time-position diagram.

[source]

(via we-are-star-stuff)

futurescope:

New pictures of D-Wave’s quantum washington chips

D-Wave CTO Geordie Rose shares on his blog Hack the Multiverse three beautiful pictures of the most recent Washington generation quantum chips with 16x16x8 = 2,048 physical qubits. Stunning.

Hack the Multiverse

futurescope:

New pictures of D-Wave’s quantum washington chips

D-Wave CTO Geordie Rose shares on his blog Hack the Multiverse three beautiful pictures of the most recent Washington generation quantum chips with 16x16x8 = 2,048 physical qubits. Stunning.

Hack the Multiverse

(via we-are-star-stuff)

compoundchem:

Following on from the previous graphic looking at glowsticks, today’s takes a look at luminol, and how it can be used to detect blood (and, er, horseradish): http://wp.me/s4aPLT-luminol

compoundchem:

Following on from the previous graphic looking at glowsticks, today’s takes a look at luminol, and how it can be used to detect blood (and, er, horseradish): http://wp.me/s4aPLT-luminol

(via we-are-star-stuff)

ancientart:

Graffiti at Deir el-Bahri.

Deir el-Bahri is the mortuary temple of Egyptian pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled from about 1473–1458 BC. 

The shown graffiti was carved later, and depicts Coptic text and symbols, including what appears to be two early Coptic crosses with olive branches. The ‘Copts’ are the Christians of Egypt. According to legend, their church was founded in the 1st century AD in Alexandria by Mark the Evangelist while Egypt was under Roman rule.

Photos taken by Irene Soto, and courtesy of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.

archaicwonder:

Roman Bronze Figure of Weeping Eros, Roman Imperial, c. 1st Century AD

The only other known bronze version of this subject is in the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia but it appears to derive from a different type more commonly found in Hellenistic terracottas. According to Ludwig Curtius, the bound figure of weeping Eros refers to his punishment by the goddess Nemesis, perhaps for tormenting Psyche; the original Greek statue, which he dates to the early Hellenistic period, would have been placed in a sanctuary of Nemesis.

(Source: sothebys.com)