Archives for May, 2012

See here – all the Science Blogs type blogs are transitioning platform. This has been semi-secret or something, who knows, anyway clearly it isn’t quite so secret anymore. I don’t know any deadlines or suchlike, but it can’t possibly make the comment system any worse. Refs * That value of English law thing again

On getting out more

No, not physically, alas. Though I did go to Oxford. This post is about people getting too stuck in their own comfort ghetto. Not me, obviously – plenty of people are attacking me :-). This is thrown up by comments at my Economics and Climatology? post, though I’ve been thinking this for a while. So,…

Reading P3 and mt I got stuck at …economics makes grandiose claims to be the science of collective behavior, or even the science of collective happiness. Yet it dismisses any philosophically interesting aspects of these questions in favor of counting dollar-denominated transactions. Nevertheless, it claims for itself a unique position among the sciences, as the…

Interesting article from The Economist science section about establishing the presence of shy animals in rainforests by examining leech blood. A highlight comes from one of my relatives: They also found genetic material from the… small-toothed ferret-badger, which is (apparently) impossible to distinguish from the related Burmese ferret-badger without getting close enough to handle it.

Interesting picture, stolen from Early Warning. In case it isn’t obvious its the price of coal (mostly stable) and gas (much more spiky, but currently below coal) per Mbtu. Refs * The Future of Natural Gas – Rutt Bridges at Climate, Etc.

Comic edition

It has rained quite a bit recently. I did go down from the bridge and give them a hand in, you realise. In other news… * Adventures in Vim! * Pointless resentment – one for all the people who would rather criticise than help * Swan reveals bone-breaking technique – about Mr Asbo if you…

Or, A child’s garden of wikipedia, part 2. I’ve been banned from WUWT, after exposing too many of his errors. Although naturally AW doesn’t phrase it quite like that. Also, he didn’t much like me not showing the adoration that he gets from his fanbois either. Indeed, presumably in an effort to pretend that there…

Or so argues KK. I have some sympathy for him. Discuss :-) Update: so, read the comments, they are interesting (to me at least). No-one has any sympathy for my sympathy. Refs * Brian’s view of the same post.