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  • Teen to receive high school, Harvard diplomas in same month

    12/29/2018 1:15:31 PM PST · by DFG · 62 replies
    Fox 32 (Chicago) ^ | 12/28/2018
    A 16-year-old Kansas boy will soon earn his high school diploma - and a few days later he'll travel to Harvard to collect his bachelor's degree. Ulysses High School senior Braxton Moral will attend both commencement ceremonies in May, becoming the only student to successfully pursue a four-year high school degree and a bachelor's degree from Harvard at the same time, The Hutchinson News reported .
  • Ulysses Trump Joins Millions of Heroic Hearts to Take Back America

    03/02/2016 4:56:46 AM PST · by poconopundit · 53 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3/2/2016 | PoconoPundit
    Come, my friends, tis not too late to seek a newer world...  Some work of noble note, may yet be done, not unbecoming men who strove with Gods. These immortal words from Alfred Lord Tennyson's masterpiece poem, Ulysses, echo today's epic struggle to save our country from corruption and make America great again. Ulysses (or Odysseus in Greek) was, of course, the hero and conqueror of the Trojan War that Homer wrote about in his Iliad tale of Greek mythology. Tennyson's Ulysses poem, however, is not about the Trojan War at all.  Rather it's about Ulysses' life as an...
  • [Vanity] Suggestions on reading Ulysses

    11/30/2014 3:59:51 PM PST · by re_nortex · 100 replies
    NOV-30-2014 | Self
    I'm well into my 70s and checking off an item on my bucket list is finally getting around to reading Ulysses by James Joyce. It was never assigned reading in high school or college (I went to a Christian school, which may be one of the reasons). So, at my advanced age, I'm attempting at long last to tackle this work.I have a long attention span and am not easily bored nor discouraged. I've read long, involved books and have found most of them gripping, such as The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, Faust by Goethe and Crime and Punishment...
  • The Top Ten Books People Lie About Reading

    02/03/2014 2:13:32 PM PST · by jocon307 · 396 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/16/2014 | Ben Domenech
    Have you ever lied about reading a book? Maybe you didnt want to seem stupid in front of someone you respected. Maybe you rationalized it by reasoning that you had a familiarity with the book, or knew who the author was, or what the story was about, or had glanced at its Wikipedia page. Or maybe you had tried to read the book, even bought it and set it by your bed for months unopened, hoping that it would impart what was in it merely via proximity (if that worked, please email me).
  • Milo OShea, an Actor of the Stage and Screen, Dies at 86

    04/04/2013 11:33:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 3, 2013 | Douglas Martin
    Milo OShea, an Irish character actor recognizable by his black bushy eyebrows, tumble of white hair and impish smile whose films included Ulysses, Barbarella and The Verdict, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 86.
  • RIP: Ulysses solar probe coming to end soon (after 18 year, 5.4 Billion mile journey)

    06/12/2008 2:11:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 80+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/12/08 | AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The Ulysses solar probe will cease operations around July 1 after nearly 18 years in outer space, NASA announced Thursday. The U.S.-European spacecraft has been suffering from a decline in its plutonium power for some time. Despite conservation measures by ground controllers, the power has dwindled to the point where thruster fuel soon will freeze up. Ulysses already has surpassed its expected lifetime by almost four times, traveling 5.4 billion miles since its launch aboard space shuttle Discovery in 1990. "When the last bits of data finally arrive, it surely will be tough to say goodbye,"...
  • Ulysses Spacecraft Flies Over Sun's North Pole

    01/24/2008 2:28:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 93+ views
    Artist concept of Ulysses making a north polar pass. (Credit: NASA/JPL) The Ulysses spacecraft today is making a rare flyby of the sun's north pole. Unlike any other spacecraft, Ulysses is able to sample winds at the sun's poles, which are difficult to study from Earth. Ulysses has flown over the sun's poles three times before, in 1994-95, 2000-01 and 2007. Last week, solar physicists announced the first indications of a new solar cycle. Visiting the pole at this time may lead to new insights about solar activity. "This is a wonderful opportunity to examine the sun's north pole within...
  • Struggle Seen As Sun Switches Magnetic Field Polarity [ 2001 ]

    04/18/2007 9:59:07 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 402+ views
    Unisci ^ | January 29, 2001 | unattributed
    During solar maximum, when the Sun's activity is at a peak in its 11 year cycle, the polarity of its magnetic field changes: the north pole takes on the polarity of the south pole and vice versa. Now, for the first time ever, a spacecraft has witnessed this process from a front-row seat high above the Sun's south pole... Andre Balogh, from Imperial College, London, who is Principal Investigator for the Ulysses magnetometer, says: ..."Clearly, a struggle is going on in the Sun's magnetic field, with freshly emerging new polarity regions racing towards the polar regions, encountering the slowly decaying...
  • Pedecaris alive, or the Raisuli dead

    01/23/2002 3:10:46 PM PST · by Sebastian · 4 replies · 419+ views
    Like many I was glued to the television in the days following the tragic terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. As it happened, I tended to tune to FOX. In those first days when FOX finally started to insert commercial breaks, they introduced those breaks with a series of inspirational quotes. One blurb they used time and time again was: To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. Alfred Lord Tennyson Most will recognize this as the last line of Tennysons masterful work Ulysses. The full thought is . . . . and tho' we are ...