Some of our long-time readers will probably recall that time when Hampstead SRA hoax promoter Sabine McNeill claimed her place as a scientist worthy of comparison with Einstein. Yes, she really did. (As a side-note of interest, the first video she references in this post was by someone who ran a YouTube channel called “Eddie the Cat”. Three guesses who that was?**)
So yes. Sabine actually claimed that as a “system analyst and philosopher of science”, she has “complemented Einstein’s general and special relativity by absolute relativity”.
When she calls herself a “system analyst” she actually means “worked on computers at CERN…in the 1970s, when the FORTRAN programming language was in wide use, and data needed to be fed into the massive IBM mainframe computers via punch cards”. This is like claiming to be a television repair person…who only works on models sold prior to 1960.
Given Sabine’s apparent inability to grasp even the most basic fundamentals of modern computer technology, we’re going to take a flyer and state that her self-description as a modern technical genius is just a teensy-tiny bit overstated. As for “science philosopher”, we don’t even care to comment.
Of course, this hasn’t stopped her from indulging in ever more self-aggrandizing fantasy: these days, she’s comparing herself to Leonardo da Vinci, and calling herself (wait for it) a “Renaissance woman”. And she’s even got the outfit to match:
Remember a few weeks back, when we were congratulating Sabine for having, er, “invented” the parametric bitmap?
Apparently she’s prepared a little presentation on her brilliant invention, which she’s presented to reps from companies like IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Fujitsu. We’re sure they were jumping out of their seats with excitement:
From our perspective, though, the really interesting part of Sabine’s attempt to re-invent herself as a tech wizard was found in the comments section of her blog post:
It looks as though Sabine’s legal tribulations haven’t come to an end: we’ve heard of no recent arrests, but it does sound as though the police might be discussing whether to charge Sabine with (yet again) violating the restraining order that was issued at the end of her trial last summer. Both Sabine and Neelu objected strenuously to the orders, claiming that since their case had been dismissed, the court had no right to issue them. This, of course, is arrant nonsense.
The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 states, “A court before which a person (“ the defendant ”) is acquitted of an offence may, if it considers it necessary to do so to protect a person from harassment by the defendant, make an order prohibiting the defendant from doing anything described in the order”.
Sabine was arrested twice for violating her order, and Neelu at least once, and last October Sabine pleaded guilty to charges of violating the order. She was given a conditional discharge for 12 months. This means that no further action would be taken…unless she were to be found to have committed a further offence within that 12-month period.
So we’re particularly interested in Sabine’s admission that “they still think I…may have violated that Restraining Order that should never have been issued in the first place”. We’ll be keeping our eyes open for any activity on that front.
**Did you guess Charlotte Ward, who would go on to work with Sabine and Belinda as one of the primary pushers of Hoaxtead? If so, hats off to you!