Johanna Faust, a mixed race Jew, prefers to publish pseudonymously. She is committed: to preventing war, ecological disaster, and nuclear apocalypse; to keeping information available and free; and to not only fighting for personal privacy, but, by representing herself as a soldier in that fight, to exhorting others to do the same. All these efforts find representation on her blog "ah, Mephistophelis," so named after the last line of Chirstopher Marlowe's in his famous Dr. Faustus, which, as some would have it, successfully flouted the censor for a time. A female Faust, she is a poet, always.

"KHASHOGGI'S FINGERS" Or, The Strange Messages That Haunted The Saudi Consulate In Turkey Last October | A Dream

The messages all appeared at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, in October of last year, seemingly without human intervention. Traced on a mirror, entered into a computer, smeared on a bulletproof glass partition; finger-painted in dark dried red on a wall; scratched on the newly waxed floor; traced in the pile of a freshly installed carpet; in stencil letters cut out from adjacent polystyrene dropout ceiling tiles; letters cut from the day's newspaper before it had been opened, the phrase arranged neatly and affixed somehow to the blank space at the top of the page; in dripping fresh wet red, under the royal images properly set in gilt frames on the wall.

The messages were all made out of the same seventeen letters.

They all made sense in relation to the events that took place in that building, on October 2, 2018. 

And they haunted my dreams for months.

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Read This Quote | Sir Thomas Erskine May 1863

The English historian, Sir Thomas Erskine May, writing in the middle of the 19th century, observed: "Next in importance to personal freedom is immunity from suspicions and jealous observation. Men may be without restraints upon their liberty; they may pass to and fro at pleasure: but if their steps are tracked by spies and informers, their words noted down for crimination, their associates watched as conspirators, — who shall say that they are free? Nothing is more revolting ... than the espionage which forms part of the administrative system of continental despotisms. It haunts men like an evil genius, chills their gayety, restrains their wit, casts a shadow over their friendships, and blights their domestic hearth. The freedom of a country may be measured by its immunity from this baleful agency." (2 May, Constitutional History of England (1863) p. 275.) Quoted in White v. Davis (1975) 13 Cal.3d 757, 777.


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M.W.K.P.A. : The Mysterious Stranger | Mark Twain

from the movie

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M.W.K.P.A. : Open Your Eyes | The Lords Of The New Church

Welcome to Music What Kicketh Political Asse.  
I am your host, The Mysterious Stranger....  wait, that's another post.

The Spirit Of Truth kicks political asse for itself.  Or does it?

Maybe it needs US.

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Time Reversed (For A Brief Moment) On An IBM Quantum Computer

(above: excellent fiction. below: non-fiction. )

This is amazing, astounding -- super weird -- and real.  Not wanting to gloss this one, I will leave the paper's summary, and the paper, to speak for themselves.  If you scroll down in the former, there are links to a text-only version of the high-ad-placement easy-listening explanation from the

Arrow of Time and its Reversal on IBM Quantum Computer 

G. B. Lesovik,1 I. A. Sadovskyy,2, 3 M. V. Suslov,1 A. V. Lebedev,4 and V. M. Vinokur2 1Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Institutskii per. 9, Dolgoprudny, 141700, Moscow District, Russia 2Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Av., Argonne, IL 60637, USA 3Computation Institute, University of Chicago, 5735 S. Ellis Av., Chicago, IL 60637, USA 4Theoretische Physik, ETH Z¨urich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 27, CH-8093 Z¨urich, Switzerland 

Uncovering the origin of the arrow of time remains a fundamental scientific challenge. Within the framework of statistical physics, this problem was inextricably associated with the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which declares that entropy growth proceeds from the system’s entanglement with the environment. It remains to be seen, however, whether the irreversibility of time is a fundamental law of nature or whether, on the contrary, it might be circumvented. Here we show that, while in nature the complex conjugation needed for time reversal is exponentially improbable, one can design a quantum algorithm that includes complex conjugation and thus reverses a given quantum state. Using this algorithm on an IBM quantum computer enables us to experimentally demonstrate a backward time dynamics for an electron scattered on a two-level impurity.

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read it in everyday language here for convenience (the page has been Textised!  That means no ads & swift pageload). The original page address was