Archives for February, 2010

Lock to lock

About the furthest you can row on the Cam (unless you go over Baits Bite to Bottisham) is Baits Bite lock to Jesus Lock; and that seems to have become our regular monday evening practice. Warmup, spin, down to Jesus Lock, steady state to Baits Bite, then a piece back. It is about 5 km…

The IPCC: dissolve it or not?

A couple of people have asked me this – I think it came up in Ask Stoat (I haven’t forgotten, you know, just busy). Anyway, it seems like a great post – bound to be flamebait and get my comment count soaring! You won’t be too shocked to learn that I think it should be…

Anatomy of IPCC’s Mistake on Himalayan Glaciers and Year 2035″ is well worth a read. Especially interesting is their taking-apart of the revisions of 10.6.2 – in brief, these mistakes were spotted before tape-out but those revising that section couldn’t be bothered to make any changes (and/or didn’t want to quote some embarassingly good research…

Indians go wacko

Asian ones that is, not red ones. And not all of them of course, only Minister for environment & forests Jairam Ramesh so far. The Torygraph says: “There is a fine line between climate science and climate evangelism. I am for climate science. I think people misused [the] IPCC report, [the] IPCC doesn’t do the…

Well, he is this one. But not this one. In the news, he is Former IPCC Leader Says Climategate Scientists “Manipulated data.” and the “head of the International Technical Review Panel for IPCC’s first report”. The latter is what interests me. What is it? I am just about old enough to remember IPCC ’90, and…

A small excerpt from the true horror at The C Programming Language Brian W Kernighan & Dennis M Ritchie & HP Lovecraft: Exercise 4-13. Write a function reverse(s) which reverses the string s by turning the mind inside out, converting madness into reality and opening the door to allow the Old Ones to creep forth…

Comment 10k: the winner!

A rush of controversial comments has pushed the burn rate up, and we’re over the 10k barrier. You can all stop now :-). And I’m pleased to say that I have a worthy winner, with no need for me to fudge it (not that I would have done so, oh no indeed): Hank Roberts, with…

Klimazwiebel is on my reader list, but I don’t usually bother with the comments. It looks a bit like the septics are disappointed with him. And he with them: And, damn it, give your names, when making strong statements. When you have an opinion, then you should have also a name. Still, there are some…

Obvious enough you would have though, but some still fall for it. UN climate change panel based claims on student dissertation and magazine article is the latest excitement. Breathlessly, they reveal: It can be revealed that the IPCC report made use of 16 non-peer reviewed WWF reports. One claim, which stated that coral reefs near…