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About a year ago I enthused about my new watch, a Garmin Forerunner 110. Since then it has become ever-more-vital, sustaining me through any number of runs. However about a month ago it started to mist up inside. I took the back off and it dried out, but then I had two wet outings, it…

Where am I now? [*]

Following the success of Where are we now? from Jules-n-James, I present you with a slightly harder one: [*] I am, of course, not there now. Nor was I there when I wrote this. But I was there when I took the photo. Refs * Poppies

Youtube monkeys

All I wanted was “the internet is for porn“. It isn’t original I’m afraid.

It is all explained here “in a calm rational scientific manner”. Refs * Japan nuclear threat: The tsunami is the bigger tragedy By David Spiegelhalter, Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk, Cambridge University * Pakistan miners feared dead – for anyone who thought that coal was safe. * Why Fukushima made me stop worrying…

Good jokes for bad times

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Who ya gonna read?

Thank to Hank, who spotted this. If you go to Nature’s upcoming climate publication, there’s an online quiz they’re using to decide who gets a freebie: https://www.sunbeltfs.com/forms/nq/subscribe.asp. At one point it asks what climate-related blogs you read. Naturally, only the finsest quality blogs are listed. There are three blogs: _Bright Green Blog _Real Climate _Stoat…

No, not a man with a stoat through his head. Instead, what appears to be an utterly gratuitious waste of time and money: Yes, its a 5x. WTF? Presumably, these people really do have so much spare cash that they can create a new hull [update: more likely a converted coxed four; though rumour says…

Strange stuff from Pharyngula

I don’t, in general, read my fellow science blogs. Not because I hate them, you understand, but because they talk about other stuff. But I was lead to Inventing excuses for a Bible story, and getting them published in a science journal? and was immeadiately struck by (a) how strident it seemed, and (b) how…

Units

A friend pointed out just recently: we usually measure a car’s fuel efficiency in Miles per Gallon. But some would like us to switch to the more logical Gallons per Mile (or 10,000 miles, to make the numbers more convenient, or whatever), which would be the fuel consumption. But that, technically, is an area, so…

New watch

I have a funky new watch, a Garmin Forerunner 110. It lets me do kewl stuff like: although you only get that after post-processing, of course. In fact I haven’t even worked out how to make it work like a GPS when running, i.e. display lat/long or grid refs. Nor have I worked out how…