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News Briefs 18-07-2005

Life is short, and so is today’s news.

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  1. Time travel
    I wonder what the protocol would be if such an invention were created. I think ethics would be right out of the window. How would the military use it for a weapon? Missiles that hit you before you realise it.

    If you could not go back before the machine was created you would have to wait around for a few minutes until it was worthwhile giving it a shot, and then it would not be that interesting. Ori’s comment that all you need to do is move large masses in a circular motion really helped me understand the quantum process 😉

    Great news mate.

  2. Zahi
    You can definately feel some sort of orchestration going on here. The coming further exploration of the queen’s chamber tunnels, Zahi’s firm belief that Khufu’s remains are inside. I can smell a
    national geographic special coming up.


    1. queens chamber
      there’s a very interesting verse in the emerald tablets regarding these passages and chambers.
      I wonder if ZH is onto something “special” hence the great wall of zahi.

      DISCLAIMER:the opinions and veiws in this post are mine only and do not nesessarily reflect those of others.

      1. How spoilt can one be
        All these stories on the great man in such a short time. Something smells at Giza. Probably the changing of large amounts of US currency over an upcoming doco.

        So is Rezahiamun promising what he can or can’t deliver? It comes down to a matter of trust. A man can be judged by his actions. The great king has shown a level of intregrity rarely matched by others regarding matters of ancient Egyptian history in the past decade.

        Surely this speaks for itself!!

  3. Hacker – Gary McKinnon
    This interview leaves out some interesting details, available elsewhere.

    From Pentagon über-hacker rap sheet spills attack details.

    The rap sheet against the suspected über-hacker contains the IP addresses of the Pentagon, US Air Force, and other Department of Defense servers he’s accused of breaking into as part of an alleged quest to unraveling the truth about UFOs. These addresses are masked in a publically available PDF version of the indictment out of concerns their publication might invite further assaults.

    Except that, as Reg readers discovered, if you copy the PDF text into Acrobat Reader and then paste it into a text editor, the IP Addresses are unmasked and very-much readable. We only hope the hacked systems have now been hardened, preferably by nobody involved in the botched obfuscation job.

    And from The Guardian’s interview:

    And, he says, he was never alone.

    “Once you’re on the network, you can do a command called NetStat – Network Status – and it lists all the connections to that machine. There were hackers from Denmark, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Thailand …”

    “All on at once?” I ask.

    “You could see hackers from all over the world, snooping around, without the spaceniks or the military realising?”

    “Every night,” he says, “for the entire five to seven years I was doing this.”

    “Do you think they’re still there? Are they still at it? Or have they been arrested, too?”

    Gary says he doesn’t know.

    “What was the most exciting thing you saw?” I ask.

    “I found a list of officers’ names,” he claims, “under the heading ‘Non-Terrestrial Officers’.”

    “Non-Terrestrial Officers?” I say.

    “Yeah, I looked it up,” says Gary, “and it’s nowhere. It doesn’t mean little green men. What I think it means is not earth-based. I found a list of ‘fleet-to-fleet transfers’, and a list of ship names. I looked them up. They weren’t US navy ships. What I saw made me believe they have some kind of spaceship, off-planet.”

  4. “Bono is the only musician to ever use ‘Bedouin’ in song lyrics”
    A bit of trivia: Bono is not the only one to use Bedouin. “The Clash” used it in “Rock the Casbah.”
    “But the Bedouin they brought out
    The electric camel drum”

    – Hal Siemer
    Editor, Quest Magazine

    1. Should I stay or should I go?
      You’re right, Hal, and I apologise to the memory of Mick Jones (of course, Bono’s a big Clash fan too … there’s nothing new under the sun).

      I did a quick google and found these lyrics from a song called If I Ever Thought You’d Be Lonely:

      Eskimo heart
      Bedouin throat
      A butcher trussed up in a camel hair coat
      A crowning in the castle
      A drowning in the moat
      Ocean dried,
      Desert afloat



  5. Min Min LIghts
    Hi Rick,

    Great links, thanks.
    I was interested in the story of the Min Min Lights as I grew up hearing stories of them from my rellies.
    Scientists have recently described them as reflections of the cities or of the water-courses in the area, but people who have seen them will argue about that.
    The lights often follow people and stop behind a vehicle where you can exit your car and watch them zoom off.
    Someone who shot one said it shrivelled up and fell to the ground like a burning coal whereupon it soon swelled to it’s normal size and zoomed off.
    Aborigines called them the spirits of their dead.

    Plenty of information on Min MIn Lights can be obtained from Great Australian Mysteries by John Pinkney.


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