Mariano and I met when I used to attend cicap meetings (yes I am sceptic and yes I support the Italian committee whose aim is to reveal those frauds who claim to have paranormal powers).
Describing or even introducing Mariano is not easy. If I had to compare him to an historical personality, I would chose Pico Della Mirandola, the philosopher and literate known for his encyclopaedic knowledge and his capability to recite Dante’s entire Comedy from end to beginning.
Mariano is officially amongst other things a writer, magician, computer expert, editor, blogger and who knows what else. He is a continuous surprise to me.
In one of his latest posts he reports about a new book entitled “The ACME Catalogue” by Charles Carney; now available in Italian. The book features a collection of tools used by Will Coyote against Road Runner, a series of “100 products untarnished by government regulations from iron birdseed and anvils to fake holes”. And guess what Mariano also posted?
The drawings he used to do at University which outlined a devil machine to kill his Professors. His Physics teacher used the drawings to start her course at the Computer Department at the University of Torino. In doing so, we have confirmation that she is still alive.
Here is one of the sketches and a little glossary for you to understand the project. As far as I know, no Professors were harmed during Mariano’s University career. The aim of this article is to try to describe Mariano’s incredible personhood. This blog will dissociate itself for any kind of illegal activity deriving from the realisation of such machines.
Don’t do them. Don’t use them. And, above all, don’t say you read it here
Quando si solleva il cancellino il filo si spezza: when you lift the board rubber, the wire will break
Sensore a pressione: sensor sensitive to pressure