"Ideas that were soft at first but hardened when built." - Ceejay Writer - Secret Societies!
“I wondered why my flirting was taken as being polite and determined that I was obviously doing something wrong.” - Selena Anansi – Flirting!
Jedburgh Dagger: “In 1862 W.V. Adams patented the first modern style ratcheting handcuffs…” Tepic Harlequin: “Dang busybody…” - Peelers!
“May the Yuletide log slip from your fire and burn your house down.” - Professor Parx – Clausology!
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009
April Aether Salon
Submersibles! Aether Salon Sunday, April 19 at 2 pm slt Babbage Palisade http://slurl.com/secondlife/Babbage%20Palisade/97/59/105/?title=Aet...
Stealth and suprise. Danger in the depths. Harnessing the power of a submersible means being able to approach an enemy undetected, even by the keenest eyes. Nations that control the seas take warning - below the surface, your enemies approach, and the battlefield is changed forever.
On Sunday, April 19, the Aether Salon will examine early submersibles, their impact on the development of the diverse technologies and influence on warfare. There will, of course, also be cake, conversation, and an eye-popping craft to follow.
Joining us will be Mr. Jasper Kiergarten of New Babbage and Armada, who has rebuilt the CSS Hunley in sharp detail. For a broader view, Commodore O'Toole of the Fleet of Wrath Exiles will provide a survey of US Civil-War era submersibles and semi-submersibles from the 'mystery sub' of New Orleans through the Union Navy's ill-fated Alligator boat.
Hold your breath and prepare to dive in to this most interesting and technical topic.
See you at Salon!
Viv & Sera, Aether Salon of Babbage (http://aethersalon.blogspot.com)