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That nutty theory that Paul McCartney died and was replaced in 1966

This weekend I saw a really amazing Beatles tribute, the Classical Mystery tour with the SF Symphony. Tony Kishman is an uncanny Paul. So much so that I started to … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Anti-Vaccine Docs Being Murdered?

Yet another doctor was just found murdered inside his home here on the East Coast of Florida. This makes six doctors to be found dead in the last month just … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hackers remotely turn off moving car’s engine

  A pair of veteran cybersecurity researchers have shown they can use the Internet to turn off a car’s engine as it drives, sharply escalating the stakes in the debate about … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

What is that thing on Charon? Close up photos of Pluto and moon Charon.

Etched by canyons, crinkled by mountains, and cleansed of craters, the surface of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, are unexpectedly dynamic, according to the first high-resolution images downloaded by … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

What are you feeding the Total Information Awareness Network?

Imagine that every iPhone and Android Phone is secretly owned (as in pwned) by the NSA. (There are currently 6.8 billion mobile phones in the world, 2015 according to wikipedia.) … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Large Hadron Collider discovers new sub-atomic particle, the pentaquark.

Psst. Wanna buy a pentaquark? Just ten years ago, they were called an experimental phantom. From 2005: “Physicists have come home empty-handed from a thorough hunting expedition for pentaquarks. The … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hairy USA? No, it’s a cool wind map

Last night at 2:30 am 7/13/2015 in Berkeley CA, I was suddenly wide awake for no apparent reason with a slight burning in my lungs. I checked an app to … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment
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