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And what do those carvings say? (4, Funny)

corebreech (469871) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239048)

Why, "first post" of course.

Re:And what do those carvings say? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239076)

i think you meant "first chisel"

GNAA Announces acquisition of SCO (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239050)

GNAA Announces acquisition of SCO
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UNLIMITED RICHES AND BIGGER BOOBS/COCK AWAIT THEE (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239055)

Do you want good luck to follow you and your offspring for geneations to come? This troll has the solution for you...

All you have to do is copy this troll onto two to four of the discussion threads of your choice! That's right! Just copy this into a new message and click "post anonymously." That's all there is to it!

Tired of that idiot talking about geek culture! Stick one of these babies on it! And it's good for the economy!

Marge Gentry of Cambridge, Minnesota participated, and the next day she received a large fruit basket outside of her door from a secret admirer. Unfortunately, Marge was hit by a truck the next day, so she didn't get to the Granny Smith apples.

Commander Taco of Hole-in-the-ground West Virginia didn't participate, and he was violated by a group of raging homosexuals. Since the gang was headed by Jon Katz, Taco had no recourse to the law because the entire town knew about their previous relationship. The unfortunate outcome is enshrined forever at goatse.cx.

So if you want to get the fruit basket and not get poked in the bread basket, just copy this troll onto two of the discussions threads of your choice. We could have this place blanketed by sundown!

Nuclear war (0)

stanmann (602645) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239078)

Those aren't axes, they are mushroom clouds, obviously the Druids had nuclear weapons... They had a war, and are warning us not to repeat their mistakes...

Re:Nuclear war (2, Funny)

djeaux (620938) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239117)

They had a war, and are warning us not to repeat their mistakes...

Either that or they were into psilocybin.

Re:Nuclear war (1)

welloy (603138) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239241)

No, they had nuclear power plants and this is where they buried their waste.

Isn't it obvious?

This monument is their warning [mosaicsphere.com] to the future to never dig here.

Cue the song... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239088)

Stonehenge, where the demons dwell
Where the banshees live and they do live well
Stonehenge
Where a man is a man and the children dance to
the pipes of pan
Stonehenge
Tis a magic place where the moon doth rise
With a dragon's face
Stonehenge
Where the virgins lie
And the prayer of devils fill the midnight sky
And you my love, won't you take my hand
We'll go back in time to that mystic land
Where the dew drops cry and the cats meow
I will take you there
I will show you how

planet/population rescue using creator's newclear- (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239094)

power plan.

that's right. there are no 'secrets' to the universe. only lack of ability to identify/participate, mostly due to phonIE training that advocates looking away from the light, towards greed/fear based man-made foibles/folly.

lookout bullow.

yeah but (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239150)

many ask; does yOUR creator's newclear power plan scan in 3d?

of course, this thing wwworks on more than 3 dimensions, & is freely available to you, without having to acquire any fancIE gadgets/read any ?pr? ?firm? scriptdead storIEs.

That looks familiar (2, Funny)

thrill12 (711899) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239098)

Isn't that [stonehengelaserscan.org] the Mars face [msss.com] ?

OMG StoneHenge was created by aliens!

Re:That looks familiar (-1)

SMOC (703423) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239137)

Damn, you beat me to it.

Re:That looks familiar (1)

thrill12 (711899) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239171)

Same thought, two different places in time and space.
Deep :)

Re:That looks familiar (0)

corbettw (214229) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239419)

You're both obviously under the control of aliens. The Department of Homeland Security will hear about this!

Re:That looks familiar (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239457)

What do you meaCARRIER DROPPED

Re:That looks familiar (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239473)

OMG! THATS TOTALLY CREEPY! they actually arrested this guy! I saw it happen, I'm in the next cubicle. They're probably torturing him right now!

Old Ike (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239100)

When I think of dirty old men, I think of Ike Thomas and when I think about Ike I get a hard on that won't quit.

Sixty years ago,I worked in what was once my Grandfather's Greenhouses. Gramps had died a year earlier and Grandma, now in her seventies had been forced to sell to the competition. I got a job with the new owners and mostly worked the range by myself. That summer, they hired a man to help me get the benches ready for the fall planting.

Ike always looked like he was three days from a shave and his whiskers were dirty white under the brim of his battered felt fedora.

He did nott chew tobacco but the corners of his mouth turned down in a way that, at any moment, I expected a trickle of thin, brown juice to creep down his chin. His bushy, brown eyebrows shaded pale, gray eyes.

Old Ike, he extended his hand, lifted his leg like a dog about to mark a bush and let go the loudest fart I ever heard. The old man winked at me. OIke Thomas is the name and playing pecker's my game.

I thought he said, "Checkers." I was nineteen, green as grass. I said, "I was never much good at that game."

"Now me," said Ike, "I just love jumping men. . ."

"I'll bet you do."

". . . and grabbing on to their peckers," said Ike.

"I though we were talking about. . ."

"You like jumping old men's peckers?"

I shook my head.

"I reckon we'll have to remedy that." Ike lifted his right leg and let go another tremendous fart. "He said, "We best be getting to work."

That summer of1941 was a more innocent time. I learned most of the sex I knew from those little eight pager cartoon booklets of comic-page characters going at it. Young men read them in the privacy of an outside john, played with themselves, by themselves and didn't brag about it. Sometimes, we got off with a trusted friend and helped each other out.

Under the greenhouse glass, the temperature some times climbed over the hundred degree mark. I had worked stripped to the waist since April and was as browwn as a berry. On only his second day on the job and in the middle of August, Ike wore old fashioned overalls. Those and socks in his hightop work shoes was every stitch he wore. When he bent forward, the bib front billowed out and I could see the white curly hairs on his chest and belly.

"Me? I just love to eat pussy!" Ike licked his lips from corner to corner then stuck it out far enough that the tip could touch the tip of his nose. He said, A man's not a man till he knows first hand, the flavor of a lady's pussy."

"People do that?"

He winked. "Of course the taste of a hard cock ain't to be sneezed at neither. Now you answer me, yes or no. Does a man's cock taste salty or not?"

"I never. . ."

"Well, old Ike's willing to let you find out."

"No way."

"Just teasing," said Ike. "But don't give me no sass or I'll show you my ass." He winked. Might show it to you anyway, if you was to ask."

"Why would I do that?"

"Curiousity, maybe. I'm guessing you never had a good piece of man ass."

"I'm no queer."

"Now don't be getting judgemental. Enjoying what's at hand ain't beiing queer. It's taking pleasure where you find it with anybody willing." Ike slipped a handside the side slit of his overalls and I could tell he was fondling and straightening out his cock. Now I admit I got me a hole that satisfied a few guys."

I swallowed, hard.

Ike winked. "Care to be asshole buddies?"

***

We worked steadily until noon. Ike drew a worn pocket watch from the bib pocket of his loose overalls and croaked, "Bean time. But first its time to reel out our limber hoses and make with the golden arches before lunch."

I followed I ke to the end of the greenhouse where he stopped at the outside wall of the potting shed. He opened his fly, fished inside, and finger-hooked a soft white penis with a pouting foreskin puckered half an inch past the hidden head.

"Yes sir," breathed Ike, "this old peter needs some draining." He exhaled a sigh as a strong, yellow stream splattered against the boards and ran down to soak into the earthen floor.

He caught me looking down at him. He winked. "Like what you're viewing, Boy?"

I looked away.

"You taking a serious interest in old Ike's pecker?"

I shook my head.

"Well you just haul out yourn and let old Ike return the compliment."

Feeling trapped and really having to go, I fumbled at my fly, turned away slightly, withdrew my penis and strained to start.

"Take your time boy. Let it all hang out. Old Ike's the first to admit that he likes looking at another man's pecker." He flicked away the last drop of urine and shook his limp penis vigorously.

I tried not to look interested.

"Yer sir, this old peepee feels so good out, I just might leave it out." He turned to give me a better view.

"What if somebody walks in?"

Ike shrugged. He looked at my strong yellow stream beating against the boards and moved a step closer. "You got a nice one,boy."

I glanccd over at him. His cock was definitely larger and beginning to stick straight out. I nodded toward his crotch. "Don't you think you should put that away?"

"I got me strictly a parlor prick," said Ike. "Barely measures six inches." He grinned. "Of course it's big enough around to make a mouthful." He ran a thumb and forefinger along its length and drawing his foreskin back enough to expose the tip of the pink head. "Yersiree." He grinned, revealing nicotine stained teeth. "I t sure feels good, letting the old boy breathe."

I knew I should button up and move away. I watched his fingers moving up and down the thickening column.

"You like checking out this old man's cock?"

I nodded. In spite of myself, my cock began to swell.

"Maybe we should have ourselves a little pecker pulling party." I ke slid his fingers back and forth on his expandingshaft and winked. "I may be old but I'm not against doing some little pud pulling with a friend."

I shook my head.

"Maybe I Oll give my balls some air. Would you like a viewing of old Ike's hairy balls?"

I swallowed hard and moistened my dry lips.

He opened another button on his fly and pulled out his scrotum. "Good God, It feels good to set Oem free. Now let's see yours."

"Why?"

"Just to show you're neighborly," said Ike.

"I don't think so." I buttoned up and moved into the potting shed.

Ike followed, his cock and balls protruding from the front of his overalls. "Overlook my informality." Ike grinned. "As you can see I ain't bashful."

I nodded and took my sandwich from the brown paper bag.

"Yessir," said Ike. "I just might have to have myself an old fashioned peter pulling all by my lonesome. He unhooked a shoulder strap and let his overalls drop around his ankles.

I took a bite of my sandwich but my eyes remained on Ike.

"Yessiree," said Ike, "I got a good one if I do say so myself. Gets nearly as hard as when I was eighteen. You know why?"

I shook my head.

"Cause I keep excerising him. When I was younger I was pulling on it three time a day. Still like to do him every day I can."

"Some sayyou'll go blind if you do that too much."

"Bull-loney!" Don't you believe that shit. I been puling my pud for close to fifty years and I didn't start till I was fifteen."

I laughed.

"You laughing at my little peter, boy?"

"Your hat." I pointed to the soiled, brown fedora cocked on his head. That and his overalls draped about his ankles were his only items of apparel. In between was a chest full of gray curly hair, two hairy legs. Smack between them stood an erect, pale white cock with a tip of foreskin still hiding the head.

"I am one hairy S.O.B.," said Ike.

"I laughed at you wearing nothing but a hat."

"Covers up my bald spot," said Ike. "I got more hair on my ass than I got on my head. Want to see?"

"Your head?"

"No, Boy, my hairy ass and around my tight, brown asshole." He turned, reached back with both hands and parted his ass cheeks to reveal the small, puckered opening. "There it is, Boy, the entrance lots of good feelings. Tell me, Boy, how would you like to put it up old Ike's ass?"

"I don't think so."

"That'd be the best damned piece you ever got."

"We shouldn't be talking like this."

"C'mon now, confess, don't this make your cock perk up a little bit?"

"I reckon," I confessed.

"You ever seen an old man's hard cock before," asked Ike.

"My grandpa's when I was twelve or thirteen."

"How'd that come about?"

He was out in the barn and didn't know I was around. He dropped his pants. It was real big he did things to it. He saw me and he turned around real fast but I saw it."

"What did your grandpa do?"

"He said I shouldn't be watching him doing that. He said something like grandma Owouldn't give him some,' that morning and that I should get out of there and leave a poor man in peace to do what he had to do."

"Did you want to join him."

"I might have if he'd asked. He didn't."

"I like showing off my cock," said Ike. "A hard-on is somethng I always been proud of. A hard-on proves a man's a man. Makes me feel like a man that can do things." He looked up at me and winked. "You getting a hard-on fromall this talk, son?"

I nodded and looked away.

"Then maybe you should pull it out and show old Ike what you got."

"We shouldn't."

"Hey. A man's not a man till he jacked off with a buddy."

I wanted to but I was as nervous as hell.

Ike grinned and fingered his pecker. "C'mon, Boy, between friends, a little cock showing is perfectly fine. Lets see what you got in the cock and balls department."

In spite of my reluctance, I felt the stirring in my crotch. I had curiositythat needed satisfying. It had been a long, long time since I had walked in on my grandfather .

"C'mon let's see it all."

I shook my head.

"You can join the party anytime, said Ike. "Just drop your pants and pump away."

I had the urge. There was a tingling in my crotch. My cock was definitely willing and I had a terrible need to ajust myself down there. But my timidity and the strangeness of it all held me back.

Hope you don't mind if I play out this hand." I ke grinned. "It feels like I got a winner."

I stared at his gnarled hand sliding up and down that pale, white column and I could not look away. I wet my lips and shook my head.

Old Ike's about to spout a geyser." Ike breathed harder as he winked. "Now if I just had a long finger up my ass. You interested, boy?"

I shook my head.

The first, translucent, white glob crested the top of his cock and and arced to the dirt floor. Ike held his cock at the base with thumb and forefinger and tightened noticably with each throb of ejaculation until he was finished.

I could not believe any man could do what he had done in front of another human being.

Ike sighed with pleasure and licked his fingers. "A man ain't a man till he's tasted his own juices."

He squatted, turned on the faucet and picked up the connected hose. He directed the water between his legs and on to his still dripping prick and milked the few remaing drops of white, sticky stuff into the puddle foming at his feet. "Cool water sure feels good on a cock that just shot its wad," said Ike.

***

"Cock-tale telling time," said Old Ike. It was the next day and he rubbed the front of his dirty,worn overalls where his bulge made the fly expand as his fingers smoothed the denim around the outline of his expanding cock.

I wasn't sure what he had in mind but I knew it wasn't something my straight-laced Grandma would approve of.

"Don't you like taking your cock out and jacking it?" Ike licked his lips.

I shook my head in denial.

"Sure you do. A young man in his prime has got to be pulling his pud."

I stared at his caloused hand moving over the growing bulge at his crotch.

"Like I said," continued Ike, "I got me barely six inches when he's standing up." He winked at me. "How much you got, son?"

"Almost seven inches. . ." I stuttered. "Last time I measured."

"And I'm betting it feels real good with your fist wrapped around it."

"I don't do. . ."

"Everybody does it." He scratched his balls and said,"I'll show you mine if you show me yours." Then, looking me in the eye, he lifted his leg like a dog at a tree and let out a long, noisy fart.

Denying that I jacked off, I said, "I saw yours yesterday."

"A man has got to take out his pecker every once in a while." He winked and his fingers played with a button on his fly. Care to join me today?"

"I don't think so."

"What's the matter, boy? You ashamed of what's hanging Otween your skinny legs?"

"It's not for showing off."

"That would be so with a crowd of strangers but with a friend, in a friendly showdown, where's the harm?

"It shouldn't be shown to other people. My Grandma said that a long time ago when I went to the bathroom against a tree whan I was seven.

"There's nothing like a joint pulling among friends to seal a friendship," said Ike.

I don't think so." I felt very much, ill at ease.

"Then what the fuck is it for," demanded the old man. "A good man shares his cock with his friends. How old are you boy?"

"Nineteen almost twenty."

You ever fucked a woman?"

"No."

"Ever fucked a man?"

"Of course not.

"Son, you ain't never lived till you've fired your load up a man's tight ass. "I didn't know men did that to each other."

"Men shove it up men's asses men all the time. They just don't talk about it like they do pussy."

"You've done that?"

"I admit this old pecker's been up a few manholes. More than a fewhard cocks have shagged this old ass over the years." He shook his head, wistfully, "I still have a hankering for a hard one up the old dirt chute."

"I think that would hurt."

"First time, it usually does," agreed I ke. He took a bite from his sandwich.

I looked at my watch. Ten minutes of our lunch hour had already passed.

"We got time for a quickie," said Ike. "There's no one around to say, stop, if were enjoying ourselves."

He unhooked the slide off the button of one shoulder-strap, pushed the bib of his overalls down to let them fall to his feet.

"Showtime," said Ike. Between his legs, white and hairy, his semi-hard cock emerged from a tangled mass of brown and graypubic hair. The foreskin, still puckered beyond the head of the cock, extended downward forty-five degrees from the horizontal but was definitely on the rise.

I could only stare at the man. Until the day before, I had never seen an older man with an erection besides my grandpa.

Ike moved his fingers along the stalk of his manhood until the head partially emerged, purplish and broad. He removed his hand for a moment and it bobbled obscenely in the subdued light of the potting shed. Ike leaned back against a bin of clay pots like a model on display. "Like I said, boy, it gets the job done."

I found it difficult not to watch. "You shouldn't. . ."

"C'mon, boy. Show Ike your peckeer. I'm betting it's nice and hard."

I grasped my belt and tugged on the open end. I slipped the waistband button and two more before pushing down my blue jeans and shorts down in one move. My cock bounced and slapped my belly as I straightened."

"That's a beaut." Ike stroked his pale, white cock with the purplish-pink head shining. "I'm betting it'll grow some more if you stroke it."

"We really shouldn't. . ."

"Now don't tell me you never stroked your hard peter with a buddy."

"I've done that," I finally admitted,. "But he was the same age as me and it was a long time ago." I though back to the last time Chuck and me jerked each other off in the loft of our old barn. Chuck wanted more as a going away present and we had sucked each other's dicks a little bit.

"Jackin's always better when you do it with somebody," said Ike. "Then you can lend each other a helping hand."

"I don't know about that," I said.

Ike's hand continued moving on his old cock as he leaned over to inspect mine. "God Damn! Boy. That cock looks good enough to eat." Ike licked his lips. "You ever had that baby sucked?"

I shook my head as I watched the old man stroke his hard, pale cock.

"Well boy, I'd sayyou're packing a real mouthful for some lucky gal or guy." He grinned. "Well c'mon. Let's see you get down to some serious jacking. Old Ike's way ahead of you."

I wrapped my fist around my stiff cock and moved the foreskin up and over the head on the up stroke. On the down stroke the expanded corona of the angry, purple head stared obscenely at the naked old man.

Ike toyed with his modest six inches. "What do you think of this old man's cock?" His fist rode down to his balls and a cockhead smaller than the barrel stared back at mine.

"I guess I'm thinking this is like doing it with my grandpa."

"You ever wish you could a done this with your grandpa?"

"I thought about it a lot."

"Ever see him with a hard-on."

"I told you about that!"

"Ever think about him doing your grandma?"

"I can't imagine her ever doing anything with a man.

"Take my word for it, sonny, we know she did it or you wouldn't be here." Begrudgingly I nodded in agreement.

"Everybody fucks," said old Ike. "They fuck or they jack off."

"If you say so."

"Say sonny, your cocks getting real juicy with slickum. Want old I ke to lick some of it away?"

"You wouldn't."

Ike licked his lips as he kept his hand pistoning up and down his hard cock. "You might be surprised what old Ike might do if he was in the mood for a taste of what comes out of a hard cock."

And that is what he proceded to do. He sucked me dry.

Then he erupted in half-a-dozen spurts shooting out and onto the dirt floor of the potting shed. He gave his cock a flip and shucked t back into his overalls. He unwrapped a sandwich from its wax paper and procede to eat without washing his hands. He took a bite and chewed. "Nothing like it boy, a good jacking clears the cobwebs from your crotch and gives a man an appetite."

***

The following day, We skipped the peliminaries. We dropped our pants. Ike got down on his knees and sucked me until I was hard and good and wet before he stood and turned.

"C'mon boy, Shove that pretty cock up old Ike's tight, brown hole and massage old Ike's prostate.

Ike bent forward and gripped the edge of the potting bench. The lean, white cheeked buttocks parted slightly and exposed the dark brown, crinkly, puckered star of his asshole "Now you go slow and ease it along until you've got it all the way in," he cautioned. "This old ass craves your young cock but it don't want too much too soon. You've got to let this old hole stretch to accomodate you."

"Are you sure you want to do this?"

"Easy boy, easy," he cautioned. "You feel a lot bigger than you look. Put a little more spit in your cock."

"It's awfully tight. I don't know if it's going to go or not."

""It'll go," said Ike. "There's been bigger boys than you up the old shit chute."

I slipped in the the last few inches.. "It's all in."

"I can tell," said Ike. "Your cock hairs are tickling my ass."

"Are you ready," I asked.

"How are you liking old Ike's hairy asshole so far?"

"It's real tight."

"Tighter than your fist?"

"Might be."

"Ready to throw a fuck into a man that reminds you of your grandpa."

"I reckon."

"I want you should do old Ike one more favor."

"What?"

While you're pumpin my ass, would you reach around and play with my dick like you would your own? Would you do that for an old man?"

I reached around and took hold of his hard cock sticking out straight in front of him. I pilled the skin back amd then pulled it up and over the expaded glans. I felt my own cock expand inside him as I manipulated his staff in my fingers. I imagined that my cock extended through him and I was playing with what came out the other side of him.

"C'mon, boy, ram that big cock up the old shitter and make me know it. God Damn! tickle that old prostate and make old Ike come!"

I came. And I came. Ike's tightened up on my cock and I throbbed Roman Candle bursts into that brown hole as I pressed into him. His hairy, scrawny ass flattened against my crotch and we were joined as tightly as two humans can be.

"A man's not a man till he's cum in another man." said old Ike. "You made it, boy. But still, a man's not a man till he's had a hard cock poked up his ass at least once."

Every time I think of that scene, I get another hard-on. Then I remember the next day when old Ike returned the favor.

I never have managed to come that hard again. If only Ike were here.

Re:Old Ike (0)

grub (11606) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239191)


Sniff Ahh.. the ol' Ike Thomas troll. For those that haven't read it, the parent is quite funny. Get it before this post is modded down..

Remember: a man's not a man until he's read the Ike Thomas troll.

Re:Old Ike (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239459)


What if you can't get through it? I mean, I managed maybe half of it... do I have to try again? Jesus...

How did they... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239105)

Get the friggin' sharks there?

Hmmm... (2, Insightful)

Whispers_in_the_dark (560817) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239107)

I'm no archaeologist, but the images [stonehengelaserscan.org] have about the same level of conclusiveness as to their composition (that they are "axe-heads") as the Cydonia Face [google.com]. I'm sure there are other reasons for their conclusions but I sure don't see them from my untrained eye.

Re:Hmmm... (1)

stevesliva (648202) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239153)

From the press release [stonehengelaserscan.org]:
The stones at Stonehenge were put up in about 2,300 BC. The axes are of types made around 1,800 BC, so the carvings are likely to be five centuries younger than the stones. Their purpose is a mystery.

Axe carvings on other monuments from this time are associated with burials, such as the seven axes found on a stone burial cist (a box shaped stone structure) in Argyll, Scotland. This could indicate that Stonehenge was a place where the dead were commemorated, a theory backed by the many burial mounds found near the monument.

Re:Hmmm... (1)

On Lawn (1073) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239215)


What troubles me is how they could tell a carving of a bronze ax as opposed to say a steel or bone ax.

"The carvings of bronze axe heads are between four and six inches long."

Re:Hmmm... (1)

buttahead (266220) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239312)

Similar markings were found at the site in the 1950s, but archaeologists say these are now too badly eroded to be seen.

looks as if there may have been some pigment in the images mentioned above. That could lead someone to the conclusion... but then again kids often color the sky green or people green with crayons. color might not indicate reality. in conclusion... i think they are guessing.

Re:Hmmm... (1)

PainKilleR-CE (597083) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239533)

It might have something to do with the fact that Stonehenge and the carvings date to the early portion of the Bronze Age. Therefore, it's very likely that the axe heads would be bronze.

But how do they know... (3, Interesting)

YanceyAI (192279) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239121)

The article says researchers are hoping the carvings will help them better understand Stonehenge. I visited the site, but I can't tell if they are implying that they know the carvings and the arrangement of the stones were done by the same people.

Could the stone arrangement predate the carvings?

Does anyone know if there is proof that understanding the carvings will actually help them understand Stonehenge? Maybe the axes are just bronze age graffiti.

Re:But how do they know... (2, Informative)

stevesliva (648202) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239175)

Could the stone arrangement predate the carvings?
From the press release [stonehengelaserscan.org]:
The stones at Stonehenge were put up in about 2,300 BC. The axes are of types made around 1,800 BC, so the carvings are likely to be five centuries younger than the stones. Their purpose is a mystery.

Re:But how do they know... (1)

Angram (517383) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239178)

Then again, they could have been used to put it together. The markings could have been used to differentiate the stones. Stone C (axe) on top of Stones B (dagger) and C (man), etc..

Re:But how do they know... (1)

markt4 (84886) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239231)

Why are the assembly instructions always in some foreign language? And why can I never find tab C that is supposed to fit into slot D?

Re:But how do they know... (5, Funny)

Zocalo (252965) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239259)

The markings could have been used to differentiate the stones. Stone C (axe) on top of Stones B (dagger) and C (man), etc..

I now have an image of Stonehenge arriving in huge flatpacks with the ancient rune of "Ikea" stamped on them. Actually, given the typical Brit's bafflement at a set of instructions from Ikea, that probably explains it - Stonehenge was *supposed* to be a five piece table and chair set, but the druids read the plans wrong... ;)

Spinal Tap in Reverse? (1)

Angram (517383) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239399)

Perhaps it was supposed to be 18 inches instead of 18 feet. Someone must've gotten chewed out after that blunder.

Re:Spinal Tap in Reverse? (1)

Eccles (932) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239534)

But then the mighty monument of Stonehenge would be in extreme danger of being stomped on by a dwarf...

Re:But how do they know... (-1)

SMOC (703423) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239199)

It probably says: "Damn, does anyone remember why it was a good idea to move these 100 ton rocks here in the first place?"

Re:But how do they know... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239381)

How about another guess: Maybe they could they just be arrows? Meaning: this end up

Get naked at stonehenge 2003! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239127)

Ok men its time for the 14th annual get naked at stonehenge!! There will be tons of naked guys for your enjoyment were going to use the laser this year to burn off any genital warts you might have!!!

Re:Get naked at stonehenge 2003! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239189)

What about anal warts?

In danger of being crushed by a dwarf? (1)

Channard (693317) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239128)

So how long before the laser scanning data is used to produced smaller replicas of Stonehenge? I'm sure there's a market there for selling them to new-agers / people who want more than just a gnome in their gardens.

Re:In danger of being crushed by a dwarf? (1)

Zocalo (252965) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239279)

I'm sure there's a market there for selling them to new-agers / people who want more than just a gnome in their gardens

Surely you mean a gnomon?

Demons dance on the earth thanks to science (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239131)

Careful, lasers could just release demons into the world if you tickle too many sacred sights with them. Satan would love that. The demons rejoice!

O_o Astaroth's eyes ever watchful O_O

wow... (1)

OgreChow (206018) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239136)

They found 3 more little axe head things among the 50 they've already found....now the answers to the mysteries of Stonehenge are so clear!

Who pays for this stuff?

Re:wow... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239359)

Who pays for this stuff? Taxpayers. Aren't you glad you now know about the 7 mushrooms on a friggin stone in some other country?

Purpose (3, Funny)

mopslik (688435) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239149)

I can just imagine the conversation that must have taken place when they were building Stonehenge:

"What can we do to immortalize our civilization?"
"Hey, let's build a giant stone monument with no discernable purpose!"
"Man, that will mess with their heads for YEARS!"

They look rather dubious to me (2, Insightful)

los furtive (232491) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239152)

They look more like the sort of mark left after the impact of a metal object. Maybe someone just banged an axe against the stone. Cavemen were capable of better art than this (I'm not talking about the alignment of the stones themselves).

Re:They look rather dubious to me (1)

gfxguy (98788) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239340)

Really! All the work and precision that went into putting all these massive stones into place, then they put crappy art on it? It's like building a mansion and decorating it with black velvet Elvis paintings.

Re:They look rather dubious to me (2, Interesting)

PhysicsExpert (665793) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239346)

This is actually a very good point, the impact marks do look very crude and not at all like the type of art found at sites of a similar age. Perhaps the best way would be analyse the stones in a mass spectrometer to look for traces of metal from an axe.

I think the most impressive thing about stonehenge is that in order to build it, the neaderthal men would have had to understand an awful lot about the world. They managed to align it so that it produces perfectly circular shadows on the two solstice days, which implies that not only did they realise that the sun was at the center of the solar system, but they had correctly estimated the earth-sun distance to within .5%. As an example of how impressive this was, the stones were disturbed in the mid 17th Centuary and the best scholars of the day (including Robert Hooke) were unable to realign them properly. It was only a hundred years later with the invention of mechanical calculating machines that the correct positions could be identified and the correct shadows re-established.

Re:They look rather dubious to me (1)

Queuetue (156269) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239468)

Perhaps the best way would be analyse the stones in a mass spectrometer to look for traces of metal from an axe.

I wonder if this would indicate anything - if enough of the face of the stone has worn away to obscure the marks, wouldn't the embedded metal be worn away first?

I'm just wondering, by the way - I don't actually know anything at all about rock wear or how deeply tools embed material.

Re:They look rather dubious to me (1)

los furtive (232491) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239526)

Perhaps the best way would be analyse the stones in a mass spectrometer to look for traces of metal from an axe.

True, but even if it was intentional art, wouldn't metal have been required to carve it? I suppose stone could also be used, but stone is better for chipping away at edges, not for making impressions. It would still be inconclusive.

Re:They look rather dubious to me (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239605)

> the neaderthal men would have had to understand an awful lot about the world

NEANDERTHAL!!!

The people who built Stone Henge were *not* Neanderthals - they were modern homosapiens like you and me (well, me at least),

It could be anything... (1)

Ransak (548582) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239162)

... including based [discovery.com] on the female anatomy.

Re:It could be anything... (1)

DeekGeek (78694) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239384)

Thanks, you just made my Friday. Wait until I tell the wife that I want to visit "Stonehenge". =B)

Re:It could be anything... (1)

Sentar (188247) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239388)

I like these lines from that story:

...first thought of Stonehenge's connection to women after noticing how some of the stones were smooth, while others were left rough.

"It must have taken enormous effort to smooth the stones,"


So, what he's saying is that women can be smooth (tame? pleasant to be around?) and/or rough (PMS? WTF?), and that it would take a huge effort to make them tolerable?

In other news, Dr. Perks' was beaten to death by 600 women in his neighborhood...

How do they know... (1)

jniver (91943) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239172)

How do they know that the figures that are found were there from the beginning and not some punk at some point put them there (grafitti)

I dunno... (3, Insightful)

iiioxx (610652) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239180)

Looks more like tool marks than "carvings" to me. I think this is just a bunch of archeologists seeing what they want to see.

Re:I dunno... (1)

G4Outcast (716804) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239408)

I thought the same thing. However, I think that anyone who takes the time to scan each one of those huge stones is going to make a big deal out of anything they find. While this finding might seem small, I'm sure that this will lead scientists in some way. Perhaps it can help us get some information about the tools they used and therefore about the people that created it. Who knows?

weird.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239204)

I've broke stones in 2 in a firepit.. and got the same types of marks..

maybe it's a secret message from the creater of the earth that we're supposed to runout and hack/murder each other with knives and axes...

or maybe it's just the stone..

One thing they still can't answer.. is how it was built..

how did these men put these giant stones in place... and why is there so much mathimatical correctness [greatdreams.com] in the placing of the stones..

it's just spookie..

So what's the secret? (1)

andy1307 (656570) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239209)

The article says the hi-fi super duper lasers have unlocked the stonehenge secret...but it doesn't say what the secret is.

Re:So what's the secret? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239689)

42

Some of the carvings found with the laser (4, Funny)

The_ForeignEye (681271) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239216)

Besides the shapes, they also found WRITING incriptions! among them:

  • Skimpy was here (1969)
  • Ron loves Linda
  • Go Western United!
  • Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder
  • I hate you Bill!

Sorry... it's friday. I couldn't help it. It was a long week for me...

Re:Some of the carvings found with the laser (1)

Doomrat (615771) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239286)

Go Western United!

Stonehenge is in England you FREAK.

Re:Some of the carvings found with the laser (1)

Amiga Lover (708890) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239429)

This reminds me of some of the writing found on the walls of buildings in pompeii, see their graffiti here [orbilat.com]

Some of the inscriptions include:

"Lucius pinxit" (Lucius painted this), an ancient equivalent to "I was 'ere" and "Myrtis bene felas" (Myrtis, you do great blow jobs). People don't change :)

Re:Some of the carvings found with the laser (1)

YankeeInExile (577704) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239640)

No no no .. that's not what it said at all. Recent analysis shows it should have been read as
  1. Build Enormous Stone Structure
  2. ?????
  3. Profit

Those aren't axes they're mushrooms! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239218)

The cradle of civilization.

http://www.stonehengelaserscan.org/stone53/stone 53 .html

Amanita muscaria. Amen.

"unlocked the secrets" ?? (1)

3Suns (250606) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239246)

Why are they saying that they're unlocked the secrets? So the secret of stonehenge is "There's a lot of the same repeated pattern all over the place"? This doesn't answer any questions at all - they already know that. All they found is about 6 more silly axehead designs, just like the ones all over the other stones. Maybe they can use it to find writing or something. Until then, they haven't really unlocked anything.

who were they? (1)

buttahead (266220) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239256)

hmmm... they are either ax heads... meaning the people who built these were a war-like band, or they were really into or mushrooms [stonehengelaserscan.org]

Erm, radio carbon dating huh? (3, Insightful)

Senjaz (188917) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239273)

From the project website:
"But the advent of radiocarbon dating showed decisively that Stonehenge was much older than Mycenae. Indeed, the idea of making carvings in stone springs from a long tradition."

Right, carbon dating rocks eh? Using what carbon? Carbon dating can only date things which had sufficient carbon 14 content and is based on its radio active decay to carbon 12. It only works on things that were once living (I'm no scientist but I'm pretty sure these rocks weren't) and even then it can produce hideously inaccurate results.

As for the scanning. The markings could be anything. Because of the extent of errosion there is no way you can tell if these were done shortly after construction or years afterwards.

Nothing but misinformation here.

Re:Erm, radio carbon dating huh? (1)

tommten (212387) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239527)

sticks and bones will break those stones

http://www.eng-h.gov.uk/stoneh/start.htm#methods
hopefully the people that erected stonehenge left other findings in the area.. what has been dated has been from other archeological findings in the area..

they couldn't been eating rocks during lunchbreaks could they?

Re:Erm, radio carbon dating huh? (1)

dan dan the dna man (461768) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239654)

Yes, I'm sure they radiocarbon dated the stones, and not finds from the Stonehenge site...

At least you read the article (even if you couldn't control your knee jerk post)

That was a waste of my time (1)

Evil MarNuke (209527) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239293)

I was expecting a detail artical with cost stuff, but what do I get? A short blurp about using laser to see a carving that was found in 1950!!

As impressive as the laser scanning is... (1)

weslocke (240386) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239320)

I just wonder how long it is before employees are scanning their buttcheeks. /shrug

9am CST.. (0)

halo1982 (679554) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239328)

All the nerds are arriving to their cubicles (myself included) and the site has just been /.ed. Ah well I guess I can look at this later.

Re:9am CST.. (1)

G4Outcast (716804) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239444)

So the first thing you do as soon as you get to work is check Slashdot? The real world sounds like a happy place :0)

I think it says "Mom, in a spinning class!" (1, Funny)

japes (467237) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239334)

I think it says "Mom, in a spinning class!"

Hmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239349)

Ya, they kind of look like axes...or maybe shrooms...oh hey, animations, that'll probably be cool, I'll just click here and... *SERVICE UNAVAILABLE*

Hurry up and Wait (4, Funny)

Doesn't_Comment_Code (692510) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239350)

Using state-of-the-art technology, scientists have laser scanned Stonehenge and found a detailed description of the monolithic structure carved on one of the stones.

However, the description was encoded using 128 bit public key (axe,axe,hammer,axe,dagger,dagger,axe,axe,dagger,d agger,hammer,axe,dagger,axe...)

With the current state of computing. It will take 10000 years and the energy of the Sun to decipher the carvings

Re:Hurry up and Wait (1)

Sentar (188247) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239415)

With the current state of computing. It will take 10000 years and the energy of the Sun to decipher the carvings

Not to mention the fact that it's against the DMCA.

Oh, wait, they're not in the US. Carry on...

Re:Hurry up and Wait (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239435)

Dammit! All that trouble, and the encryption key in in trinary...

Other new images discovered (1)

sakusha (441986) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239351)

I looked and I sure can't see any axe heads in those murky images.

However, I did see a fluffy bunny, a fire truck, and a hamburger patty. Maybe I'm just projecting.

Just wondering... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239378)

The carvings of bronze axe heads are between four and six inches long.

Just how would a carving of a bronze axe head be different from a carving of a stone or copper aze head? Did the carvings come with captions?

Secret message of carvings (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239386)

*actual scale size is 13 inches tall.

What would the builders have thought of this? (1)

Beryllium Sphere(tm) (193358) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239421)

Stonehenge was probably the highest technology of its time. Anyone who builds an astronomical calculator is a nerd.

I imagine a Stonehenge engineer teleported into the present as feeling a warm glow of satisfaction that his work had lasted four thousand years, and having an intense desire to take apart the laser scanners to see how they work.

Re:What would the builders have thought of this? (2, Insightful)

digitalhermit (113459) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239555)

I imagine stonehenge was more the equivalent of a present day water works project such as a dam or sewer treatment plant, except that it was likely controlled by priests who, throughout history, have a major goal of perpetuating the priesthood. This is assuming that Stonehenge could have been used for practical purposes such as forecasting the proper crop planting time rather than just some gee-whiz gadgetry to keep the general populace in awe and in bondage.

whats so high-tech about a laser (1)

category9 (521982) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239427)

photons aren't exactly mordern technology. maybe the software and hardware used was high tech, but not the lasers.

---
construct software [constructsoftware.co.uk]
object oriented database solutions

Rule would control digital TV copies (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239449)

[msnbc.com]
Rule would control digital TV copies


Rule would control digital TV copies

FCC looks to require devices to block Internet piracy

By Jonathan Krim
THE WASHINGTON POST

Oct. 16 -- The federal government is preparing for the first time to require that personal computers and other consumer electronics devices contain technology to help block Internet piracy of digital entertainment.

A RULE being considered by the Federal Communications Commission is one of a series of proposals pushed by the entertainment industry to help thwart copying and online trading of movies and television shows that increasingly are being broadcast in digital form with high-quality picture and sound.

'BROADCAST FLAG'

But the new rule also would force consumers to purchase new equipment if they wanted to record enhanced digital-quality television programs and replay them on other machines.

Opponents of the proposed rule, including many technology companies and consumer groups, say it won't work. They are especially concerned that the plan might lead to government regulation of how personal computers and other devices are built, particularly if hackers crack the system and further changes are deemed necessary.

Officials at the FCC, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said they expect the agency to settle on details of the "broadcast flag" rule by the end of the month. The broadcast flag takes its name from the bit of computer code that would be embedded in digital television signals and would be read by "compliant" devices such as a television set or a digital video recorder.

The rule would not affect consumers who record shows the old-fashioned way, with VCRs. Nor would it affect programming received on a cable or satellite system, in part because consumers pay for that content.

But the entertainment industry does not want digitally enhanced "high-value" entertainment sent free over the air to be easily copied and distributed on the Internet.

FCC officials said they expect the final rule to enable competition among different means of deploying the flag system to protect broadcasts, rather than the government anointing one in particular.

Unlike with recent FCC decisions on high-speed Internet access and media consolidation that have deeply split the five-member commission, none of the three Republicans and two Democrats has led a public campaign against the broadcast flag.

"I'm optimistic we'll have a clean majority," said one senior agency official. "The commission has acted in the area of digital television in a very bipartisan fashion."

Promoting digital programming, especially high-definition television, on regular broadcast channels has been a goal of the FCC since the Clinton administration.

Regulators have long worried that if enhanced digital programming is primarily offered on for-pay cable and satellite systems -- which scramble their signals -- free "over-the-air" television could wither and die.

So the FCC granted broadcasters additional spectrum to provide enhanced digital signals, and set quotas for how much programming they must offer, although those quotas have mostly gone unfilled.

Now the agency is addressing how programming can be protected so that it cannot be easily copied and sent around the Internet, undermining the lucrative aftermarket for videos and television syndication.

That puts the FCC in the middle of one of the most contentious issues of the computer age: how to protect against unauthorized use of digital entertainment when part of its appeal is the increased ability to manipulate it, customize it and transfer it to different locations.

WAYS TO CIRCUMVENT
In theory, the broadcast flag system would thwart Internet distribution by preventing computers from copying the files in a way that would allow them to be sent to others.

Critics point out that the system could be easily circumvented. It would still allow recording by non-digital devices, such as VCRs, though when replayed the files would not have the enhanced digital qualities.

With the use of inexpensive equipment those programs can be "re-digitized" and sent around the Internet just as music and other video programming is today.

And, opponents argue, the proposed system would require every device used by a consumer who wants to watch digital programming to recognize the flag. Thus, a DVD recorded on a compliant recorder, connected to a compliant television set in a family room, could not be viewed in an office, den or bedroom unless devices there also were compliant.

That means buying new equipment. Critics say that in addition to forcing consumers to shoulder the cost of protecting one industry's products, the flag system undermines a consumer's right to "fair use" of copyrighted works regardless of appliance or location.

The system "does not allow a consumer to transmit from his own home to his office," said Lawrence Sidman, a lawyer for Royal Philips Electronics NV. "That is established consumer fair use."

But the major lobbying group for device makers, the Consumer Electronics Association, switched from early opposition to neutrality, saying its members are split.

Of greatest concern to some opponents, including major technology companies such as Microsoft Corp., is that device makers, tech firms and the entertainment industry could not agree on the technology that would be used in devices to recognize the flag and act accordingly.

Instead, the FCC has been working from a proposed rule drafted by the Motion Picture Association of America, which gives the moviemakers a strong hand in evaluating which technologies to use.

The MPAA agrees that the system only begins to attack the piracy problem. Making analog copies is another huge problem that the industry wants to prevent through legislation or regulation.

But the broadcast flag "will still diminish the redistribution of digital broadcast content on the Internet," said Fritz E. Attaway, senior vice president of the MPAA.

Attaway argued that on the issue of fair use, moving to a broadcast flag system is not much different from what consumers face today if they want to switch from analog VHS tapes to digital video discs: They need new equipment.

And despite a lack of industry consensus, the MPAA does not want to wait until it must deal with the volume of piracy that plagues the music industry.

A senior FCC official said the agency would not adopt the rule as written by the MPAA.
"We are aware of the dangers of letting any one industry segment control innovation in this area," the official said.

Another FCC staff member, noting the agency's general reluctance to mandate the use of particular technologies, said that "everyone is kind of holding their nose on this one" but the rule will pass unless it would give too much control to the entertainment industry.

(C) 2003 The Washington Post Company

Not Axe Heads (1)

Samus (1382) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239456)

Those aren't axe heads. Those are pictures of our alien creators beaming us down to earth from their ships. Duh!

They're not carvings, they're moulds (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239518)

Bronze-age craftsmen used stone moulds to cast the bronze tools they used...these look exactly like the surviving examples of moulds (allowing for 4000 years of erosion as these have been exposed to the elements, not buried in nice protective clay).

Stonehenge as an armaments factory, anyone?

But watch the archeologists classify the 'carvings' as having 'ritual significance', the standard phrase when they don't have a clue what an artifact was for...

Demons and ruins (1)

genner (694963) | more than 10 years ago | (#7239661)

The software their using to analyze the carvings is called Demon. Didn't several anime series start with the premise of unlocking the secrets of stonehedge with the power of a demon? Just a thought.

ST (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7239675)

Stonehenge, where the demons dwell
Where the banshees live and they do live well
Stonehenge
Where a man is a man and the children dance to
the pipes of pan
Stonehenge
Tis a magic place where the moon doth rise
With a dragon's face
Stonehenge
Where the virgins lie
And the prayer of devils fill the midnight sky
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