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  Posts on Oct 2, 2014
Sofreh: A. J. Cave on Ancient Persian Cooking (A. J. Cave, USA, 10/02/14 3:51 am) When I mashed up the piece on antiquities (30 September), I didn't actually think anyone would read it. So, to show my appreciation to WAISers like Miles Seeley who enjoyed my writings, below is ... more

Nineveh: Question for A. J. Cave (Robert Gibbs, USA, 10/02/14 3:27 am) I'd like to ask A. J. Cave for more information on the destruction (or further destruction) of the Assyrian city of Nineveh. This is the heart of the present Assyrian community.&n ... more

  Posts on Oct 1, 2014
Spain`s "Tribunal Constitucional" (Jordi Molins, Spain, 10/01/14 1:00 pm) Non-Spanish political observers may be a bit bewildered about the recent political events regarding Catalonia. A standard point of view, quite amenable for Conservatives but also for more Liberal-mind ... more

iPhone Encryption (John Heelan, UK, 10/01/14 8:52 am) William Kyburz (1 October) could well be right. The ability to decrypt codes depends on the length of the key and the amount of processing power available. I find it difficult to believe that an iP ... more

iPhone Encryption; from William Kyburz (John Eipper, USA, 10/01/14 6:34 am) Our friend in Rochester NY, William Kyburz, sends the following: In a recent post from Massoud Malek, John E posed the question: "how can the Apple engineers build a device that even they ... more

Spain`s Constitutional Court Disallows Catalonia Referendum (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 10/01/14 3:19 am) Anthony J Candil's post (30 September) about the suspension of Catalonia's independence referendum deserves some clarifications. He wrote: "After the Spanish government has finally ... more

Offshore Wind Turbines (Richard Hancock, USA, 10/01/14 2:00 am) Peter S. Green in the 29 September Wall Street Journal writes: "Offshore Wind Turbines Could Tame Hurricanes." He states that the installation of gigantic turbines in arrays of twe ... more

  Posts on Sep 30, 2014
Plundered Artifacts in Iraq (Miles Seeley, USA, 09/30/14 5:20 pm) I submit that we should just go ahead and give A. J. Cave (30 September) the title of Explainer-in-Chief. You will not find a better account of plundered artifacts, I wager, in any recent publication. ... more

Sportsmanship and the British Empire (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 09/30/14 5:00 pm) Commenting on John Heelan's post of 30 September, JE said this about the British: "Not that they've lost many of the 'Big Matches'--World Wars I and II come to mind." I ... more

Tom Watson (David Duggan, USA, 09/30/14 3:41 pm) In response to Randy Black (20 September), I certainly meant no disrespect to Tom Watson personally or to assail his accomplishments both on the course and off. By all accounts, Tom is a gentleman (a ... more

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