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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.

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…

Misc

I’ve given up calling it “yet yet more misc” as I’ve forgotten where I’ve got to. So, in no particular order: In war you will generally find that the enemy has at any time three courses of action open to him. Of those three, he will invariably choose the fourth via Schneier. Which reminds me…

Nice article in physicstoday. Other stuff * Wiley coverup: The great Wegman and Said “redo” to hide plagiarism and errors – the Wegman stuff keeps rumbling on. Wegman reminds me of the TSA guy here – what he says isn’t believeable, but he has powerful organisations propping him up, because having him admit error would…

Happy Equinox

Apparently it is early this year. And in memory of my great-aunts.

Misc

Various things that I meant to write about, but didn’t, until too late. Happily, everyone else has now said most of them. His transgression cannot be condoned, regardless of his motives – JEB, quoting Michael McPhaden being a bit po-faced about Gleick. This almost turned into a discussion on the philosophy of science with SE’s…

Pony – something that the customer wants, and which might even make sense, but isn’t going to get done within your timescales. Might get done later. Unicorn – Like a pony, but doesn’t actually make sense, so will never be done. Zombiecorn – Like a unicorn, but it won’t die, no matter how often you…

That is (left to right) Miranda, Daniel and me. Daniel wouldn’t let me take him giving Miranda a piggyback. Just up the hill from the Barton rifle range, looking out over Cambridge (not in shot). It has been a long warm autumn. The tomato is still yielding small fruits, the cape gooseberry ditto, and a…

The shadow of Sauron

Nice pic, eh? Click for more; ht to Bad Astronomy. I don’t have any as good as that, but I do have:

Old news

The comments over at More Misc are trailing off, but I am (as ever) astonished by peoples’ desire to have the last word. Let it never be said that KK is uncontroversial. Still, what more could he ask? So, time for something else. I didn’t comment on Al Gore’s latest (did I?) or even watch…