I usually associate dowsing with the American old west, with some wiley charlatan bilking people by wandering around with a weird stick to find water.
Just a bit of background information about me: I studied physics in college. I never really settled on a specialty, which is part of the reason why I'm a lawyer now instead of an eternal adjunct, but I did enjoy the class I took in general relativity. One of the things we covered was the … Continue reading The Alcubierre-White Warp Drive
The government's own crackpots tend to have better success at getting patents.
In which we explore another crackpot invention.
If you've spent much time in New York City, you have run into the Church of Scientology offering their "free stress tests." It's worth doing, if you have a few minutes, to see what they're all about.
The "EM Drive" was a proposed closed-system reactionless thruster. For those of you without physics degrees, that's in the category of "big fucking deals," up there with cold fusion, room-temperature superconductors, and unicorns.
I was told that, in the future, we would have flying cars. But if you believe the patent records, we have had flying cars for nigh on a century!
I wish I could explain, even if just to myself, why I find crackpots so deeply fascinating. I think it's the thrill of danger. When I start reading their stuff, I can feel the gentle tug of the void opening up, ready to receive me. Yes, tell me more. Yes, I would like to discuss … Continue reading Infinitymatrix and Infinityscrew
But it is valuable to remember that the Zahir is a sickness of the human mind, and will latch itself onto any system. For the practically minded obsessed, who at once want to share their vision and to jealously protect it, the patent system is a natural outlet.
Eventually I will get to some patents that actually made it through the examination process. But first, check this out: The Bible Field Enhancer was invented through extensive research and development. It amplified the bible field to a level where you do not have to read any passages in the Bible, just stand in front … Continue reading The Bible Field Enhancer