Well, I have to admit: I haven’t been very active lately, More specifically in couple of years.
Time flies, my friends.
We all know what is going on around the world, the Covid-19 crisis. And let me tell you this: it is not time to be skeptical. It is time to take care of yourself and you loved ones.
Together, this crisis will be beaten. And I want to believe; maybe the World will rise from this as a better place.
Be safe, everyone.
This years Ig Nobel  reminds me of an incident, when I was visiting my friend and went to the toilet. When trying to wash my hands, I found out that the sink was already filled and I was unable to drain the content.
Even as a pathological skeptic, I must admit that cats certainly seem to be responsible of this universes most inexplicably unexpected and therefore unexplainable phenomena, all the way from quantum mechanics to chaotic behavior of fluids.
Anyone knows how to write a viscous stress tensor for a cat?
 The Question That Won Me the Ig Nobel Prize: Are Cats Liquid?
The long awaited peer reviewed em-drive paper is finally out . So what does this prove, that the gizmo works?
Nope. It proves absolutely nothing. Well, the peer reviewers have passed the paper so it is not absolute crapola then, I guess.
No, wait a minute. They speculate that the phenomenon could be explained by some variation of hidden variable quantum mechanics theory.
Quote from the paper:
Before providing some qualitative thoughts on the proposed physics
potentially at work in the tapered RF test articles, it will be useful to
provide a brief background on the supporting physics lines of thought.
In short, the supporting physics model used to derive a force based on
operating conditions in the test article can be categorized as a nonlocal
hidden-variable theory, or pilot-wave theory for short.
Now, that’s absolute bollocks, which is obvious to anyone even remotely familiar with quantum mechanics. That chapter in the paper is completely naive and hand-wavy in it’s content.
Think about the proposition:
- The original theory presented by the inventor is absolute crap and has nothing to do with physical reality
- Couple of fringe engineers at NASA Eagleworks has managed to get they study peer reviewed
- The results are indistinguishable from the error margin
- The authors of the paper keep speculating with exotic physical theories. Again
- A gadget, if it works, defies the most fundamental laws of physics and is essentially an overunity device of the first kind, which can be easily proven using only high school physics
I am still calling bullshit the on space bucket and make a prediction: No exotics physics is needed to explain what is going on with the EM-Drive.
 Measurement of Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio-Frequency Cavity in Vacuum
The fantastic space kicksledge, the Em-Drive, has taken a giant leap forward. Apparently, NASA’s Em-Drive paper has been peer reviewed and the review will be published later this year.
Moreover, Cannae Ltd. is supposedly sending they spacebucket to the orbit. That’s certainly progress, hooray! 
We also seem to have an other theory, that explains the workings of the flying bucket. Mike McCullouch’s MiHsC (yikes, did I spell that correctly) theory explains exactly what is going on. 
Exiting times for the enthusiasts, the world will never be the same again!
If you believe the Internet buzz and are not paying attention, that is.
Of course, for those who have been following the Em-Drive saga and did not forget to think in the process, it is obvious that the evidence is piling against Em-Drive, not for it.
 NASA’s impossible space engine passes peer review: http://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2016/09/02/nasas-impossible-space-engine-the-emdrive-passes-peer-review/#47bd77e4692c
 The Impossible Propulsion Drive Is Heading to Space: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a22678/em-drive-cannae-cubesat-reactionless/
 Bad Physics: https://plus.google.com/117663015413546257905/posts/E1ecoYsa5ae