Archive for October, 2010

28
Oct
10

‘For those of us who have been in hyperspace …’

I came across this article the other day, which describes a new experiment being set up at Fermilab to determine whether or not reality — that is, the third dimension — is actually a hologram*. Fascinating read, blah blah blah, but what I really want to share is this comment on the article, which is chock full of grade A crazy and a rather instructive lesson on the Internet**:

The article makes the assertion that nothing travels faster than the speed of light. For those of us who talk in real time to alien civilizations at 80,000 light years out, this comment makes no sense. Furthermore, there are other hyperspace co-dimensions with different speeds of light, such as 1 meter/second, which makes space-time very wavy like water sloshing around as you move through it. Since this subspace geometrical manifold connects all points in the universe, it is possible to bypass the speed of light and thus converse in real time. All our physics constants come from this tetrahedral geometry. For example, a circle of radius proton mass, centered on the Planck mass at the base constant (h/c) is tangent to a line, at the Cabibbo angle of 12.7 degrees, which intersects the up quark mass at the down quark wavelength at the 45 degree base line. The tetrahedron diagram also shows that the electron is the proton. In talking with the designers of the Juliet crop circle, they confirm that the electron is the proton by adding, “That is a good observation for your level of science.” For them it is old hat but for us it is a step forward. And then the Collider is looking for parallel dimensions when they have already been discovered years ago. Creating wormholes into co-dimensions has been done and verified by the neighbors who live there. Dimensional relativity, with a time dilation of 200,000 to 1 has already been discovered. Teleportation has already been discovered. Space-time curvature lift and propulsion has already been discovered using low speed-of-light hyperspace energy that can be curved easily using electromagnetic fields. There is this tremendous gap between what has already been done, and what the scientists are doing. The main problem to this development is that the US government claims that hyperspace does not exist. For those of us who have been in hyperspace, this is completely false.

* If it is determined that the third dimension doesn’t really exist, it would make a lot of sense because reality is often crappy, and we all know that the worst episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation were the holodeck ones.

** For any given interesting science article, there is at least one crazy person on the Internet to offer a completely insane rebuttal.

10
Oct
10

There Are Some Things You Just Shouldn’t Do…

And dressing up like a Waffen-SS officer is one of them, especially if you’re a Congressman candidate for Congress and a member of a political party whose more unscrupulous opponents enjoy likening to a bunch of Nazi racists:

A Republican politician in the US has been criticised after pictures of him dressed in a Nazi uniform emerged on the internet.

Senior Republican figures have now sought to distance themselves from Rich Iott, a House candidate from Ohio.

Mr Iott admitted being a member of a group that re-enacted SS battles.

[…]

Several photographs show Mr Iott posing as an officer in the Waffen SS – the combat wing of Hitler’s feared Schutzstaffel.

While Mr. Iott has claimed that the whole thing is a big misunderstanding and that he’s involved in some sort of reenactment group out of “purely historical interest” — a claim that admittedly has some credence since there are also pictures of him dressed up as an American WWI “doughboy” and a Civil War-era Union solider — the simple fact that this guy is too thick to realize that dressing up in German WWII-era uniforms is extremely problematic — and dressing up as the WAFFEN FUCKING SS is even more problematic — should signal that he’s probably too thick to adequately represent his constituents in Congress, and the bar for that is perilously low already.

The Atlantic has a few pictures from the website of the so-called “Wiking” reenactment group showing Iott in full drag. For his part, Iott has posted up a bunch of pictures showing him playing the role of other, non-Nazi soldiers, so I guess you can make up your own mind as to whether he’s actually some sort of white supremacist — my gut says he’s probably not (a sentiment apparently shared by a local rabbi). He is, however, incredibly callous and stupid. One can only hope that the voters of Ohio decide not to send him to Washington.

08
Oct
10

It’s Not That I’m Unpatriotic, You See…

But like… this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaobo, seems a little more… I dunno… significant and deserving? than last year’s recipient. Then again, Liu’s only languished in a Chinese prison for the last 10 years for being a political dissident. President Obama like… did stuff… and things, or something. Hope, or whatnot. And change!

Anyways, smells like Tea Party astroturf to me.