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28.5.12

How Superman will Destroy Democracy

The fun and games we often engage in here at the lamp have to be set aside today. There are menaces on the horizon other than water riots and salt wars. The future is bloody and burning, but you the reader have a right to know who and what will be killing you and oppressing your descendants for centuries to come...

7.5.12

Mistakes Cryptographers Make


Stupid Assumptions and other redundancies…

1.) That interstellar travel must be fast

Why, exactly? What is the basis of the assumption that life on other worlds would be limited to factors of longevity similar to humans? What evidence do we have to suggest that aliens live longer than 15 minutes, or shorter than ten millenniums? By what system of reasoning have “experts” arrived at magic numbers like, “within a few lifetimes” or “feasible travel within a generation”? Whose generation? A human generation? Or a Nalotreexian Generation, which is of course, 50,000 of our years…