Re: CONFIG_RANDOM option for 1.99.2 [OFFTOPIC]

Albert Cahalan (
Tue, 21 May 1996 21:05:17 -0400 (EDT)

>> On Fri, 17 May 1996, Andrew E. Mileski wrote:
>>>> ps. money cant buy you faster electromagnetic waves :))
>>> Gravity waves propagate faster (all points in space at once,
>>> if I recall the physics correctly <shrug>).
>> General Relativity Theory builds gravity from a mathematical model
>> that has light-speed as the limit for information-flow. Though it's
>> hardish to prove it (unless you can build galaxy-sized accelerators),
>> it's quite logical and there is no reason (and no experiment) which
>> indicates that it would be wrong.
>> translated into plain English: light-speed is a hard limit :(

Maybe. According to _Physics_Classical_and_Modern_ (1993),
the Aharonov-Bohm effect suggests that action at a distance is
possible. (this is quantum mechanics) Oddly, this does _not_
violate the limit of signals not going faster than light.

Perhaps someone can explain? (in under 1000 pages!)

BTW, I think linux-kernel has enough nerds to make this close enough
to being on topic. It's more on topic than MIME, more interesting
than flock() warnings, and it's _not_ a penguin-based Gnu...