Archives for July 24, 2012

… older than a few days so that I can do something other than deal with a new spate of spam. This spam is different from other spam, so it is quite possible that I’ll accidentally delete real comments. If you think a post of yours is taking too long to get posted let me…

Curiosity Rover is now tweeting its stuff. Things are going to get pretty exciting over the next few days as the space ship comes in for a landing on the Planet Mars. Meanwhile, the Mars Orbiter has made positional adjustments that will facilitate sending information back about the 15 minutes of terror. NASA’s Mars Odyssey…

I have always felt that sea level rise would be quicker and higher than my colleagues in climate science have suggested. My reasoning for that is simple. Sea level rise has in the past not followed overall climate change in a perfectly simple manner such that the present era has lower sea levels than it…

Two items of possible interest

Just to let you know, I’ve got a couple of new posts up in the “weblogue” series on The X Blog: My career in music: The Early Years We put a chair there, and we would take turns sitting in the chair and listening to the sound effects record. A train coming from one side…

In 2008, John O’Sullivan wrote a novel called “Vanilla Girl,” which is actually a big giant blog post on blogger.com, about “A teacher’s struggle to control his erotic obsession with a schoolgirl.” A few years earlier, it appears, the same John O’Sullivan, who was a teacher, was cleared of charges that he had sent 36…