An alert reader sent me a link to a really dreadful piece of drek. In some ways, it’s a

rehash of the “Nullity” nonsense from a couple of years ago, but with a new spin.

If you don’t remember nullity, it was the attempt of one idiot to define division by zero.

He claimed to have “solved” the great problem of dividing by zero, and by doing so, to be able

to do all manner of amazing things, such as to build better computers that would be less prone

to bugs.

Today’s garbage is in the

same vein: another guy, this one named Jeff Cook, who claims to have “solved” the problem of

division by zero. But this one claims that this gives him a way to prove the Reimann

hypothesis, to rapidly crack RSA public key encryption, and to devise a new “theoretically

unbreakable” encryption algorithm.

The grandiosity of this Mr. Cook is astonishing. He’s started a company (which is looking

for investors!); here’s a quote from his company’s homepage:

Great scientific discoveriesmark the milestones of human history.Such are the accomplishments achieved by the men and women of Singularics. Standing on the

shoulders of giants such as Albert Einstein and Bernhard Riemann, we have reached up through

nature’s veil and seen what lies hidden there more clearly than anyone else before us. Our

discoveries have yielded a new mathematical framework, one that provides a profound

understanding of nature’s basic mechanics. We have discoveredThe Science of, the study of the singularity.

Singularics™We have already found a variety of important applications of

Singularic Technology™,

but perhaps the most immediately useful areNeutronic Encryption™, a new theoretically

unbreakable public key encryption algorithm andSingularic Power™, a new form of clean

power generation.Neutronic Encryption, our next generation public key encryption algorithm, will play a

vital role in the digital age by ensuring that the electronic information of governments,

industry and individuals is kept secure and private in a world where cyber-terrorism is on the

rise.We have also developed a new primary power generation system capable of delivering

abundant, clean and inexpensive energy that can satisfy power requirements on any scale.

Singularic Power production technology generates zero pollution and can therefore play an

instrumental role in promoting a harmonious coexistence between human civilization and the

Earth’s fragile ecosystem.To date, our analysis of the mathematics and physics at the singularity has lead us to

eight important new inventions, most notably in the fields of information security and clean

energy. All eight inventions (patents pending), have significant and immediate application in

the global market.It is our vision to use these advances to bring about great improvements for everyone

through new technology, intelligently applied.

Mr. Cook doesn’t have too high an opinion of himself, does he?