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Old 08-04-2018, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had a nice chat with a lady down in the Phoenix area on Thursday. She had had a great day and asked how mine went. I did not try to complain, but things did not work out for me very well. She was extremely sympathetic. I was trying to figure out why some people were behaving the way they were and how to resolve the situation, which unfortunately resulted in the conversation feeling too negative. For some reason she says all of the nice things but "Hey, I need to go, but I will talk to you soon!" I just did not receive a response to my last message and I felt frustrated that the conversation ended on a negative note.

It felt like all that I did was complain, while she was sympathetic and positive.

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I was going to start a new thread for this but it's on-topic here.

Youtube blew my mind, again:

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I was going to start a new thread for this but it's on-topic here.

Youtube blew my mind, again:

Unfortunately, as amazing as that would be, it's not real. https://www.thehindu.com/features/me...cle7310014.ece

He is too cavalier with the evidence, and he I guess accidentally deceives his viewers by deceiving himself about the temple's renovation history. It was renovated in the 1920s.

But there sure were ancient wheels, and not just in India. On the Pontic-Caspian steppe Indo-Europeans also had them thousands of years ago. And those eight-spoke VX and HX wheels we admire here sometimes reflect an ancient design.

The ancient Celtic God Taranis had a wheel as a central symbol. He is sometimes considered the Celt's Zeus or Thor, depending on what you read:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taranis

Check out the wheels.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara...ive_wheels.jpg
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Through multiple forays into the history of the bicycle (which was invented in Germany in 1800s), and the Chola-era Woraiyur temple, he theorised that the vehicle was possibly a novelty in Tiruchi of the 1920s, when the temple had been renovated. “Perhaps the sculptor had seen someone on a cycle, was impressed by it and had recorded it forever on stone,” says Dr. Kalaikovan. “After this I got so interested in temple history, that I could no longer leave it.
He said about a relief in a pilaster, that is monolithic to a wall? Then he advocates for more new female students.

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“There are a lot of people, but few with dedication in historical research. Of the 60 students I have coached, 50 are women, but they have disappeared after graduation, due to domestic constraints. I request more women to come forward to work in archaeology, history and temple study, because they have a sense of devotion and attention to detail that is missing in men.”
I've watched a few of those videos. There are some extremely interesting things that exist in India. Structures of molded and polished basalt. Sure you can melt basalt and pour it, but there are sculptures that have details like free-standing necklaces and hollow skulls an inch across. Polished surfaces facing each other with no room for even a dental drill to fit inside.

But the bicycle looks bogus. 12-spoke wheels, must be moto-cross. There's a pedal but no chain drive. The frame has no down-tube for the front fork. It looks more medieval European than ancient Indian.
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