Beware The Obsessed Hacker: The Tragic Story of Gary McKinnon

Today we note the weird and tragic tale of one Gary McKinnon, a British computer hacker now wanted for extradition to the U.S. for hacking into the Pentagon’s computer networks. According to this account, Mr. McKinnon justifies his actions on the grounds that “he is convinced that the United States government is withholding critical information …

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Were Tesla and Brown On To the Same Thing?

This week I got off on the topic of “sub-quantum kinetics.”  I’m not sure why.  I have a hard enough time grasping “quantum” physics without resorting to “sub-quantum” physics.  I mean, how does anything get any more “sub” than “quantum” ?  Well, anyway, after Googling “subquantum kinetics” I arrived at the webiste or one Robert …

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The Cosmological “Not So Constant”

I’ve also just posted a link to a story I heard on NPR’s “All Things Considered” yesterday afternoon which describes an astronomer’s discovery that Einstein’s “Cosmological Constant” (aka ‘quantum vacuum energy’) may not be so constant after all.  This discovery is — for reasons the story does not make altogether clear — giving rise to …

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