Tinfoil Hats Are So Last Season...

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Saw an interesting show on MSNBC yesterday. MSNBC Investigates: Back From The Dead featured near-death experiences and possible explanations, both scientific and spiritual. The part that got my attention was a segment on experiments conducted by psychologist Dr. Michael Persinger at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. Apparently, the presence of certain electromagnetic fields near the brain can induce basically all the things normally associated with a near-death experience: floating, bright light, tunnel vision, childhood memories, deific/satanic visions, the whole bit. If a small college in Canada can come up with this, imagine what the uncounted resources of the Black Helicopter folks can accomplish. It's only a matter of time before the Orbital Mind Control Lasers become a reality. As usual, the conspiracy theorists are way ahead of me on this one, as they are certain the concept has long since been weaponized. Not to worry, though. The tinfoil hat crowd has you, um, covered. This year's de rigueur fashion in Personal Electromagnetic Protection is a modified water polo cap.

Quick take, from LangaList: Man, those MIT folks have taken the fight against dictionary password attacks to a whole new level.

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