Archives for February, 2009

Hansen has finally realised why cap-n-trade is more “popular” than a carbon tax. Of course I said this ages ago. JH says (I think it’s in there somewhere; the text I’m quoting is from an email): In my testimony I noted that a “Cap” raises the price of energy, just as does a simple honest…

BS has the definitive answer to the George Will nonsense. Or read John Fleck, who conveniently links to our joint paper. Until I started typing this, I had an even better answer: I ignore it, it’s a pile of toss. But alas, I’m unable to resist joining in, even though I have nothing new to…

New camera

This isn’t going to turn into a photo-blog. But since my S10 started playing up (“lens error”) I got a D80 off ebay (so its not really a new camera at all, but nikon owners other than me seem to look after them well). And then took the S10 to bits, on the off chance…

What is this?

A thin excuse for no blogging, but I’ve been away and fighting off the wackos. In the meantime, what is this: [Some creative answers so far, but no-one has come close. Answer soon -W] [My favourite answer is the Harley handlebar… I can just see a custom harley hand-crafted from antique silver. But the true…

Or blogging, if it comes to it.

Runaway climate change?

Wiki has an article on the subject, created by over enthusiastic folk. I tried to kill the witch on the grounds that it had no good definition; alas that didn’t fly. My best effort at a defn that fitted reality was this but it didn’t last. The wiki article will die a long slow painful…

Someone refererred be to As Effects of Warming Grow, U.N. Report is Quickly Dated . It’s yet another piece of the std.nonsense that one swallow does a summer make, and anyone who feels like quoting the odd warming factoid can throw away the IPCC, whilst of course sneering at the people who say it hasn’t…

I was going to rant about Lord “I know what you should hear” Ahmed but that’s just the religious suppressing freedom of speech, which is hardly news. But then along comes a much more interesting rant, from Vicky Pope, about the good old Arctic sea ice. ‘Apocalyptic climate predictions’ mislead the public, say experts. Met…

This is CSR

We’re branching out into new areas, see video. Certainly beats our video; and Broadcom’s is even more boring, though they know how to dance. All of which is a preamble to noting that we’re merging with SIRF. Or perhaps we’re buying them. Who ya gonna trust – PC mag or the FT? Not a tricky…

Severn tidal reef

The idea of putting some kind of barrage across the Severn has been around for ages, but there are always problems; now another new scheme comes along: the Severn Tidal Reef Project. At the moment, it looks like a rather small-scale effort (details available via the downloads page), but who knows.