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Re: Zeta Notso Ridiculoso

From: Peregrine Mendoza <101653.2205@compuserve.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 1997 01:58:14 -0400
Fwd Date: Sun, 19 Oct 1997 02:48:45 -0400
Subject: Re: Zeta Notso Ridiculoso

The Duke of Mendoza presents his compliments.

>Date: Sat, 18 Oct 1997 07:04:13 +0200 (MET DST)
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Henny van der Pluijm <hvdp@worldonline.nl>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Zeta Notso Ridiculouso

>From New Scientist April 1, 1995, paraphrased:

>'In March 1995 Gunther Nimtz of the University of Cologne
>announced at a colloquium in Snowbird, Utah, that his team at
>Cologne had not only measured superluminal speeds for their
>microwaves, but had actually sent a signal faster than light. The
>signal was Mozart's 40th Symphony. What they did was frequency
>modulate their microwave source with the music and then measure
>how quickly the music arrived after traversing the forbidden zone
>in a waveguide.

>According to Nimtz the 40th hopped 12 cm of space at 4.7 times
>the speed of light. Nimtz had a recording to prove it.'

>The New Scientist adds that skeptics are not sure that
>Mozart's 40th is a real signal.

Before you boys get too excited about this, eyeball the date again.
And again.

If you don't think this is sufficient reason to give you pause for
thought, look at the last sentence again. Generations of orchestral
players and conductors, perhaps not excluding even Mr Tim Good,
might snigger at this.

If this doesn't make you wonder, consider the possibility of
checking to see if a Snowbird, Utah actually exists. (Answers of no
more than two letters of the Roman alphabet should be sent to
the Chief of Police, 11234 Pedicure Blvd, Verouka, Oregon 666, USA.)

Or ponder that while the word "Nimtz" isn't in my German dixionary,
the word "Nimmer" means "never". My colloquial/argot German doesn't
stretch to knowing if "Nimtz" is slang for something related.

Real scientists *like* a bit of wit occasionally.

Yours &c
Pestiferous D. Monorail
Retort Stand


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