Monthly Archives: May 2022

One Year Ago — Letter to a young investigator : “Be suspicious of everything!” (On the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic) [UPDATE : Did you say: “Conspiracy Theory”?]

“A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right, and evil doesn’t become good, just because it’s accepted by a majority.” Booker T. Washington May 15 2021 — A young man asked if I could offer a few advises as … Continue reading

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World Cocktail Day 2022 — “Vodka Martini. Shaken, Not Stirred”

“There is strong and consistent evidence that James Bond has a chronic alcohol consumption problem at the ‘severe’ end of the spectrum. He should seek professional help and try to find other strategies for managing occupational stress.” Medical Journal of … Continue reading

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On This Day — First Modern Computer Delivered to German Aerospace Institute (May 12 1941)

“The danger of computers becoming like humans is not as great as the danger of humans becoming like computers.” Konrad Zuse (June 22, 1910 – December 18, 1995) Inventor of the world’s first programmable Turing-complete computer   May 12 2022 … Continue reading

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Remembering Bob Marley (February 6 1945 – May 11 1981) — Was the CIA involved? [Conspiracy Theories vs Actual Conspiracies]

“I WOULD LIKE TO CALL THE ATTENTION OF THE JAMAICAN PRESS AND PEOPLE TO THE FACT THAT THE CURRENT [CIA] CHIEF OF STATION HERE [NORMAN DESCOTEAUX], AND TWO OF THE OPERATIONS OFFICERS ARRIVED IN KINGSTON DURING THE MIDDLE AND LATTER … Continue reading

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On This Day — Enigma Machine Captured (May 9 1941)

“Also the coding machine was found here, plugged in and as though it was in actual use when abandoned. The general appearance of this machine being that of a type writer, the telegraphist pressed the keys and finding results peculiar … Continue reading

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Crypto Games — A Poem to Anna [Vigenère Cipher]

P J I E Q D R L V Q F L N J V E F M I D V T G X M V I E G O P D Y U F X P J Z H … Continue reading

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On This Day — USAF Bombs Chinese Embassy in Belgrade (May 7 1999)

“The attack was a mistake. Let me emphasise our investigation has determined that no one, and I repeat, no one knowingly targeted the Chinese Embassy. Speculation to the contrary is simply unfounded. No one at any stage in the process … Continue reading

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