Sunday, July 22, 2007

Links from the Gregg Zone!

1) This is my first post since getting back to Las Vegas after four months visiting Joe in Alaska. I thought I would do an item on metal detectors, and a mutual friend of Joe and myself. We have a friend Tony who plays with a metal detector on the beaches of California. He sent me a link to an article in the BBC about a father and son in England who found a Viking stash in a field worth they said conservatively 750,000 pounds, or about one and a half million dollars during their Saturday hobby outing. Here is the link to the story. There will be an update next week, with pictures of Tony’s latest and greatest find on an L.A. beach, from the 1800’s. That part of the story just got lost in my move home.

2) For this set of links we have Jack to thank, he must have known I’d be sort of up against a time crunch what with returning to Vegas and all. So thanks a lot Jack! This is really great stuff, I am a book lover, and I have always thought the internet could do more to help the world come closer to a through a kind of universal knowledge through them. This has to be one of the most extensive projects undertaken by man, equal to sequencing the human genome. And they need our help, so if you can find some way to help, you can feel you have done something to advance the future of the human race. Yeah I know pretty heavy stuff, but I can’t help it. I think if we can pull this off it will say more about the real value of the internet than anything to date. In my mind the real value of the internet is in aiding the evolution of mankind, this can only be done by rising above the monetary motivations of greed and power. This is what makes the internet so great, it is for the common man, it does not ask what station in life you hold, it could care less about who you are, what you have, or what motivates you, it is just there for everyone. If you want equality in the world, how can you beat the internet? Okay I’m off my soap box here are the links

3) This is hands down the best photo of area 51, a few miles up the road from here. This is a panoramic picture, you can pan anywhere you want it is very clear, and if you want to see the non-existent base with all of those non-existent buildings, have a look.

4) My last link for the week is a very interesting article about the diamond industry. If you have not educated yourself on this topic, you might want to give it a read. It is seven pages and very informative. Most people I know have fallen for this con in one way or another, this might make you reconsider any type of investment in the little rocks.

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