The Invisibles, 1995.

Kieron Gillen writes:


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4 Responses:

  1. dinatural says:

    Terence Mckenna smoked a lot of DMT and cancer killed him. He HAD to be right! I remember the software he released called TimeWave Zero where you could calculate the ups and downs (or as he said the ebbs and flows of novelty) of every time range EVER!

  2. Yes, totally reread the last issue in bed last night.

    Wistful that only posts on Twitter end with "#oursentenceisup" as I write this. But @BARBELITH is there, and delivered its soliloquy right on time:

    I've long muttered to myself that our timeline must have diverged from the Invisibles' on 9/11, which happened only months after the penultimate (and the final pre-2012) chapter took place. (Or it didn't, and nobody's yet properly chronicled the shocking setback delivered by the archons on that day, followed by another decade of occult battle beneath and within the more overt fighting...)

    I haven't visited San Francisco since 2000, actually. Does everyone dress and talk as depicted in Ragged Robin's native time, at least? Give me that much.

  3. James says:

    Black holes! Figure 5 on page 1808 of Takamitsu Tanaka and Zoltán Haiman (2009) "The Assembly of Supermassive Black Holes at High Redshifts" Astrophysical Journal 696:1798–822 proves that black holes are all dark matter. Their subsequent work is important for the details.

    Meanwhile, Dr. Paul Frampton, the most prominent proponent of black hole dark matter, languishes in an Argentinian jail, the presumably unwitting victim of a drug mule honeypot scam. But it's not the end of the world for him. He's reviewing papers and supervising grad students from an Argentinian jail. He put the name of the jail on his publications as a secondary affiliation. For that alone he should be granted an unconditional pardon.

    For the inevitable WIMPists: If just 1% of all known black holes are intermediate mass (~100,000 solar masses) that would explain all dark matter. There are no reasons to believe this is unlikely. Microlensing studies do not rule out MACHOs over 15 solar masses because of the low number of lensing events observed. For a few years last decade some people thought the orbits of wide binary stars ruled out black hole dark matter but those assertions have been withdrawn. There is no theory of supermassive black hole formation which does not result in a much more abundant quantity of intermediate mass black holes being produced, and plenty of reason to believe that they would stop growing after being produced. Big bang nucleosynthesis does not rule out black holes because we do not know enough about how inflation occurred. If dark matter is intermediate mass black holes the interstellar medium isn’t dense enough to make them look much different than stellar mass black holes. The observed self-interaction cross section of dark matter, no more than 7 square centimeters per gram per unit mass, is within the realm of possibility for relatively small and dense intermediate mass black holes. The NuSTAR observatory will present a poster on their preliminary black hole survey at AAS in January, 2012, in Long Beach. Their corresponding paper is presently undergoing peer review without a public preprint.