Archives for June, 2009

Brain transplant

Following my oops I got a new portege, though it had a blank disc. Fortunately I didn’t really care about that, as I wanted to swap discs. This turned out to be a matter of 2 screws on each box, and lo and behold the mind and memory of my old machine is transferred to…

As I said before, I lay claim to introducing the use of the term “going emeritus” to the climate change wars. And you’re not allowed to use it without attribution.

Death and Disaster

Or, Pielke versus the world. To put my prejudices up front, my money would be on Pielke. Since I get to write this whilst watching a backup of my laptop (for for some odd reason) I’ll have time to read the sources as I write this. Background: global warming is happening, and will continue into…

Oops

Oops. I think I may have kicked it a bit too hard this time. [Update: best comment so far has to be the ref to http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/science-%26-technology/windows-7-to-include-punch%11screen-technology-200903271670/, but http://www.computerhistory.org/VirtualVisibleStorage/popup_image.php?base_name=X1040.90 is a good second-best. Another update: I was quoted ~£150 to fix the screen. So I bought a reconditioned machine off ebay for £100 + postage. Such…