Archives for May, 2010

Broon oot

Broon has gone, for good this time, unlike yesterday’s fake resignation. He appears to have achieved one thing: yesterday’s last-gasp offer to the LD appears to have forced the Tories to offer a referendum on AV. However, it wasn’t enough to tempt the LD’s to him, and his own party was iffy, and it wouldn’t…

Sorry about the CAPS, maybe physics folk are all RATHER SHOUTY. Never mind: Abstract: In this journal, Gerhard Gerlich and Ralf D. Tscheuschner claim to have falsified the existence of an atmospheric greenhouse effect. Here, we show that their methods, logic, and conclusions are in error Halpern et al., International Journal of Modern Physics B,…

There is some more Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality up – go get it now (ht: Paul).

We win!

Yes, the Greens have got their first UK parliamentary seat [1]. Congratulations to Caroline Lucas in Brighton. And with the current hung parliament, it might even do some good. I wonder how well the GP would stand up to real politics? More later when the results come in. Oh yes: as a token gesture towards…

Where’s Loki?

Dr Southgate has lost his cat. Please see http://www.wheresloki.com/. This post is most likely to be of interest to Cambridge residents. Please don’t prove me wrong :-).

Wallingford

Yes, another boatie post. I promise you a short break for at least a few days after this one. Unlike our little event on the Cam, Wallingford is The Big Time, and to celebrate the regatta is… yes, you guessed: nowhere near Wallingford at all. That confused me no end. It is in fact on…

Wegman again

It seems shame to root thorugh the trash, but people do, and JM points out the following weird ref in t’ Wegman report: Valentine, Tom (1987) “Magnetics may hold key to ozone layer problems,” Magnets, 2(1) 18-26. The odd thing is that is doesn’t appear to be a ref for anything. What is it doing…

I make the big time!

Yes, that’s right, a mention at DenialDepot. Eli gets a nod, too. Curry loves me too it seems, but I don’t have much sympathy for her latest.

Head o’ the Cam

Tis a beautiful first of May and also the Head of the Cam which Chesterton (hurrah!) organises, I think in conjunction with Press, though most of the marshalls and organisation looked to be Chesteron folk to me. I was marshalling for the first division, and my call sign was “Mr Asbo”, since I was on…