Hannah and Je together

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Second Holy Land Trip – Fourteenth Day – Writing IDs

We did not go to the digging site today.  Only a few staff members including Professor Yossi went to the site to take the aerial photos.  There is a special company taking the aerial photos using drones.  But the problem was that the Israel Air Force did not allow anything to fly in the air due to the current situation of war.  So they failed to take the nice aerial photos.  Instead, they took some photos using ladders.

Writing ID on pottery

Writing ID on pottery

Most of us stayed in the Kedma Village and worked on bones and potteries.  My job today was to write the identification number on the potteries.  Though the writing looks big on the photo, it is actually very fine and small so that a few people cannot even read.  The first line is the excavation permit number indicating the site and the number.  The first letter on second and third line (C) is area.  The second line shows the locus number while the last line tells the bucket number.

Pattern on Pottery

Pattern on Pottery

While I was writing the IDs on the potteries, I found this very nice piece of pottery with a pattern or painting on it.

Tel Lachish Digging Certificate

Tel Lachish Digging Certificate

At lunch time, I got this certificate that I actually attended the Tel Lachish excavation.

Professor Yossi

Professor Yossi

Professor Yossi and the photo team came back in the afternoon, and we all worked on the pottery reading.  Professor Yossi explained many things on the archaeological potteries.  Professor Yossi is sitting in the middle, and the guy one the right whose name is Igo is working on his Ph.D on archaeology at Hebrew University under Professor Yossi.

Stone Knife

Stone Knife

This is an ancient knife for domestic use (not for war), probably for cooking and other use.  It is probably from the bronze age.  Why do people use stone in the bronze age?  Bronze age does not mean people used only bronze, but they began to use bronze.  When the radio came out, many people predicted that the newspaper would disappear.  When TV came out, many people expected that the radio would disappear.  When internet and web became popular, many scholars thought that all other media would disappear.  But today, we have newspaper, radio, TV and internet all together.  According to Professor Yossi, people stopped using stone knife or flint only after iron tool became common and popular.

We had pizza party at Kedma.  And they will have official finish-up party on Wednesday which I cannot attend because I will be digging at Megiddo.  I was told that the next Wednesday is Professor Yossi’s birthday.  Happy birthday Yossi!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

What can we do for Minor Rapists?

Recently I had to face many sad news including North Korean threatening, Boston bombing, and a 17-year-old Canadian girl who killed herself after being raped. And yesterday, along with the bombing, I heard another news that a 15-year-old American girl also killed herself in San Jose, California.

According to what I’ve seen on TV news, she was raped when she was unconscious by three boys in a party, and they took the picture of raping (or assault) which eventually went viral. She found it out and killed herself.

I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears – the boys (also 15 years old then) not only raped, but also took and share the photo! Momentarily I was filled with anger and I said two things to my wife.

First, the government must cut penis of all rapists, plus let them spend their lives in prison.

Second, there should be NO distinguish between minor and adult crime when it comes to raping.

Personally, I think the US and Canada‘s crime penalties for minors are so generous which I believe is actually encouraging the teenagers to commit crimes. I strongly believe the justice system must go tougher for minors also.

I understand that the minors can make mistakes, so I agree the lighter punishment for them. But at least, when it comes to raping, there should be NO – NEVER – NO distinguish and/or difference between adult and minor.

The teenagers can rape because they know the consequence which is not much.

I also heard that the raping is the most re-occurring crime. So if the government wants to stop it, they should cut the penis of all rapists. Do you think it is too much? Just think or imagine your own wife or daughter was raped (and also suicided), then you wouldn’t think it is too much.

Raping is much worse than murdering! Cut the rapists’ penis!

북한의 위협과 보스턴의 폭탄 테러, 그리고 캐나다에서 17세 소녀가 강간 당한 뒤에 자살했다는 소식 등 최근에 참 슬픈 소식을 여럿 들었다. 그리고 어제, 폭탄 테러와 함께 캘리포니아의 산호세에서 15세 소녀가 강간 당한 뒤에 자살했다는 소식을 또 들었다.

테레비 뉴스에 따르면 파티에서 의식이 없을 때 남학생 세 명에게 강간을 당했는데, 강간당하는 사진을 찍었는데, 이게 인터넷에서 퍼졌다고 한다. 그리고 이를 나중에 발견한 소녀가 자살을 했다.

도저히 내 눈과 귀를 믿을 수가 없었다. 당시 15세였던 남학생들이 강간만 한 것이 아니라 사진까지 찍어서 공유를 하다니! 순간적으로 나는 분노에 휩싸여 아내에게 두 가지를 말했다.

먼저, 정부는 강간범의 자지를 모조리 자른 후에 평생 감옥에 살게 해야 한다.

그리고, 강간에 대해서는 어른과 미성년자 처벌에 차이를 두어서는 안된다.

개인적으로 미국과 캐나다의 미성년자 처벌이 너무 관대하다고 생각하는데, 결국은 청소년에게 범죄를 격려하는 꼴이 된다. 사법 시스템에 청소년에게도 좀 더 세게 나가야 한다고 강력히 생각한다.

청소년들이 실수를 할 수도 있다는 걸 이해하고, 처벌이 조금 가벼워야 한다는 것에도 동의한다. 하지만 적어도 강간에 대해서 만큼은 절대로 결단코 어른과 미성년자의 차등이 없어야 한다.

청소년들이 강간을 하는 이유는 어떤 처벌을 받을 지 알기 때문이다. 그러니까 별 처벌 안받는 다는 거.

또 듣기로는 강간이 가장 재발률이 높은 범죄라고 하는데, 만일 정부가 이를 막고자 한다면 강간범의 자지를 모두 잘라야 한다. 너무 심하다고? 당신의 아내와 딸이 강간 당했다고 (그리고 자살했다고) 상상해 보라. 그러면 이 게 너무 심한 게 아니라고 생각할 것이다.

강간은 살인보다 더 악랄한 범죄다! 강간범의 자지를 절단하라!


Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Phone line and DSL

I am using MTS home phone and internet. MTS internet is a kind of DSL (probably ADSL) which is connected to and use phone jack and line.

One week before my moving day, I called MTS that I would move into new place.

In the morning (probably 9am) of my movign day, first of August, I picked up the phone but I did not hear the tone sound which means my phone line is not working and they already moved the service to my new place.

And I turned on my laptop to find the internet was working well. I found that xDSL uses phone line but has nothing to do with the phone service itself. If the physical phone line is alright, the xDSL works. This finding is quite interesting to me because I thought the two services are connected each other.

MTS 전화와 인터넷을 사용하는데, 인터넷은 DSL 종류로 (아마 ADSL인 듯) 전화 잭과 선에 연결되어 있다.

이사하기 일주일 전에, MTS에 전화를 걸어 이사 신고를 했다 (MTS 전화번호는 2255-687로 이를 전화기 숫자에 써 있는 알파벳으로 바꾸면 CALL-MTS가 되어 굉장히 외우기 쉽다).

드뎌 이사하는 날 아침 9시. 전화를 하려고 수화기를 집었는데, 신호음이 없다. -_-;; 벌써 전화 서비스를 새 아파트로 옮긴 모양이다.  아뭏든 전화는 작동하지 않았다.

그리고 노트북을 켰는데, 인터넷이 잘 된다. O.o DSL 은 전화선을 사용하지만 전화 서비스 자체와는 관계가 없단 걸 새로 알았다. 물리적인 전화선 자체가 문제 없다면, DSL은 작동을 한다. 이번 발견은 꽤 흥미롭다. 여지껏 난 두 서비스가 상관이 있다고 생각했었다.

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