Regarding the lines at the end of today’s column about transmuting base metals into gold (link to column), about David Hahn getting radiation poisoning … the photos of David Hahn that made the news back in 2007 when he was arrested for stealing smoke detectors didn’t really look like radiation poisoning. As this blog entry (and especially the comments) discusses, they look more like the kind of facial sores that stimulant abusers get. And Hahn has had legal problems resulting from drug addiction, and may be mentally ill.
It’s still probably not a good idea to try to build a breeder reactor in your shed, though.
(One other interesting note: David Hahn actually registered here a while back, as the user weakbrainhuman34, and the thread he started was deleted, perhaps because it was incoherent.)