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by Digit
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Himalayan ice melt estimates get a major downsizing
Replies: 27
Views: 11313

Re: Himalayan ice melt estimates get a major downsizing

Glaciers retreating Min, that does not mean that they are not gaining mass. They probably aren't, but glaciers melting ignores precipitation, which is one reason why melt flow measurements are useless. There are several hundred thousand glaciers on the planet, and if I recall correctly only a couple...
by Digit
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Himalayan ice melt estimates get a major downsizing
Replies: 27
Views: 11313

Re: Himalayan ice melt estimates get a major downsizing

Before anyone jumps on any bandwagon on this data it is worth looking at within context. The first point is that this seems to be an effective method of measuring ice volumes, the differences between it and previous 'guesstimates' tell us that we can not rely on the previous data. That means any val...
by Digit
Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Mt Ararat
Replies: 11
Views: 5295

Re: Mt Ararat

Noah's wife probably parked it.

Roy.
by Digit
Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Maybe It Wasn't Smallpox Afterall
Replies: 23
Views: 8110

Re: Maybe It Wasn't Smallpox Afterall

Being an amateur doesn't make him wrong of course.

Roy.
by Digit
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: The wisdom of age.
Replies: 2
Views: 3223

The wisdom of age.

A female CNN journalist heard about a very old Jewish man who had been going to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem to pray, twice a day, every day, for a long, long time. To check it out, she went to the Wall, and there he was, walking slowly up to the holy site. She watched him pray, and after about 45 ...
by Digit
Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Neanderthals & Red Ochre
Replies: 16
Views: 6369

Re: Neanderthals & Red Ochre

I can see the first working Min but the second more likely to start a war!

Roy.
by Digit
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Neanderthals & Red Ochre
Replies: 16
Views: 6369

Re: Neanderthals & Red Ochre

Yep! Giving something then seeing the recipient gain from it will engender trade.

Roy.
by Digit
Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Neanderthals & Red Ochre
Replies: 16
Views: 6369

Re: Neanderthals & Red Ochre

That's why I put ownership in inverted commas Min. Trade did eventually occur in Europe, thus it had to have a begining, and trade can only work where there are shortages somewhere and a surplus elsewhere. If the Ochre of site X is found in site A either it was collected from X or delivered to A, co...
by Digit
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Neanderthals & Red Ochre
Replies: 16
Views: 6369

Re: Neanderthals & Red Ochre

I was gonna raise the same point kb 'cos I see it this way. Red Ochre would appear to be a valuable resource, therefore who ever occupied the site would logically claim 'ownership' of some kind. This brings us back to trade.
We've got it, you want it, how much you prepared to pay?

Roy.
by Digit
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: They Did Build Them Pretty....
Replies: 5
Views: 2460

Re: They Did Build Them Pretty....

Apparently the ship was on a 'fly past' with all gun ports open, including the lower ones, which normally housed the heavier weapons. As she heeled into a turn water flooded into through the ports. The gun decks were open from end to end. Gun ports, when not in use, were normally sealed shut by caul...
by Digit
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Old World
Topic: Neanderthals & Red Ochre
Replies: 16
Views: 6369

Re: Neanderthals & Red Ochre

Dried fish, sea shells, Whale bone, Ivory, possibly salt, dyes.

Roy.
by Digit
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: New World
Topic: Solutrean Connection
Replies: 62
Views: 20149

Re: Solutrean Connection

I look forward to that, but I'm afraid that I'll have to wait for the paperback version!

Roy.
by Digit
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: CO2 Not!
Replies: 10
Views: 3617

Re: CO2 Not!

I believe that meteorologists and climatologists don't know what is going to occur or when it, whatever "it" is, will occur.
I agree, trouble is they won't admit that.

Roy.
by Digit
Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Fish Story
Replies: 34
Views: 34798

Re: Fish Story

True! :lol:

Roy.
by Digit
Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: CO2 Not!
Replies: 10
Views: 3617

Re: CO2 Not!

Just pray for Global Warming....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... again.html

Roy.