Archives for July, 2012

Banksters

There has been an awful lot of fluff written about the LIBOR fixing stuff in the past week or so. Which is why I looked forward to my friday afternoon at home reading the Economist – in a brief patch of sunshine even – and getting a more considered opinion, and perhaps even some facts.…

The Economist, celebrating the Higgs: Without the Higgs there would be no mass. And without mass, there would be no stars, no planets and no atoms. But that’s wrong. No stars and no planets, because they are gravitationally bound. But atoms aren’t. Unless they mean in the very indirect sense that most Earthly atoms were…

Moar misc

* xkcd: All 786 known planets to scale. * I liked Brian‘s take on the USSC ruling on Obama’s healthcare stuff. And also the little-heard-from-anymore RP. * Planet3.0 on Greenland albedo; if you prefer it with added “tipping point” hype then try Climate Central. My initial though was “oh its warmer, so the albedo drops”…