Archives for September 4, 2006

John Fleck found a great paper by Karl T. Ulrich on the ultimate energy costs of using bicycles versus cars. The bottom-line argument is that cycling saves energy, but because you live longer your lifetime emissions will be greater. Such fun. However: Those who adopt the bicycle as a means of transportation could potentially develop…

Ioke effects

There is a cool pic of Ioke here, which beautifully shows the effect on SST of the hurricane passing over (thanks to CB for pointing this out on the globalchange group). [Small note: Chris Mooney nicked a snapshot of the pic, in case it fades from cache]

pgp / gpg

I have a load of files encrypted with pgp (2.6.2i, since you ask). But the machine at BAS this runs off is soon to be turned off, so it seems I need to upgrade to gpg instead. So… in a break from climate, can I ask the security gurus out there (are any of them…

Gas prices to fall?

Gas prices are currently high and have been rising in the UK… however, British Gas is running adverts in UK newspapers offering “Fixed prices that fall in December 2007″. This might or might not show you the advert, depending on when they update it. Which lead me to wonder if they knew something that no-one…