News Briefs 08-10-2007

Better late than never…

Thanks, Cernig and Rick.

Quote of the Day:

Perhaps I’m old and tired, but I always think the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say “Hang the sense of it” and just keep yourself occupied.

Slartibartfast, in The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.

  1. templars exonerated
    good to see this getting published – Frale found it 6 years ago.. we included some info on this to ‘Rosslyn and the Grail’

    it’s been clear for a long time that the pope wasn’t simply a weak pawn of the king philip – that he set up his own investigation that saw the lead templars were interrogated and absolved

    the chinon parchment has a pretty decent wikipedia article:

    and a rough english translation online:

    the imprisoned templars, including jacques de molay, scratched their names and images into the walls of chinon castle – where you can still see them today

    nb. chinon was also where joan of arc first met the dauphin – and (probably) first met gilbert hay – the scholar that arrived back in scotland a year before work began on rosslyn chapel – but that, as they say, is another story :]

    mark oxbrow :]

  2. Excellent!
    Great news update Kat, I spent so much time reading through the stories that now I’m well behind in putting the Tuesday roundup together!

    Kind regards,
    You monkeys only think you’re running things

    1. Excellent!
      Thanks, Greg. 🙂

      That reminds me… I intended to include links to the book that was mentioned in that online game article, ’cause it’s always good to know what you’re up against:

      Exploiting Online Games is available from Amazon US & UK.


  3. Blow’d up read good
    Just wondering if anyone else has read (or since it’s ongoing, is reading) Blow’d up real good over at Rigorous Intuition?

    I can’t remember ever reading such a wide-ranging discussion — anywhere. For the past three days, I’ve been trying to read the whole thing, and I’ve yet to reach even the end of the comments that were already posted by the time I first came across the post (sometime on Sunday during my news search, which should give you a clue as to why I was so late posting Monday’s news). In spite of that, I must have been unknowingly participating in the synchronicity of it all anyway, since while continuing my reading tonight, I ran across references to Slartibartfast (though I’m clueless as to how that relates to Iapetus and Hoagland), and to the Knights Templar.

    To those who haven’t clicked that link yet, I would make an effort to tell you what it’s all about, but frankly, there are so many intertwining subjects going on there, I’m daunted at the prospect of trying to list even a portion, and I couldn’t begin to sum it up. The best I can do is give it my highest commendation: It will make you think.


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