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The End-of-Everything Watchdogs

 

It's good to know these guys are on the watchtower:

bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/the-lifeboat-foundation-battling-asteroids-nanobots-and-a-i/ 

The money that Google and Sun Microsystems are giving show they are troubled, too:  Google gave $450 to the organization.

And I take the point that chairman Eric Klein makes:

“I also realized that there is no sign of intelligent life out there in the universe. You wonder what happened to all those intelligent civilizations, and one of my potential theories is they all self-destruct. I think it is a data point that is hard to skip over.”

I myself do not skip over that data point. I have always thought that the enemy is not out there but right here. And ib that connection I can suggest that aluminum, in triangular or pyramidal form, might be considered when designing the Personality Preserver. Mine has protected me for years.

Comments

undyingking
Jul. 22nd, 2010 09:44 am (UTC)
I think the theory of it is that cooking highly acidic foodstuffs such as tomatoes (or rhubarb) directly in an aluminium pan will react with the metal, to an appreciably greater degree than just boiling stuff in water in it.

This seems to make chemical sense as an argument, although how significant the effect is I couldn't say.