Another funeral advances science

2044116081_bbcde3047f_o Pattern Recognition in Physics (or, if you prefer, Pattern Recognition in Physics) appears to have finally shuffled off this mortal coil; h/t DM. As late as January 2016 its arid mummified cadaver was propped up at But it would appear that either the vast expense of maintaining a domain, or perhaps the sheer embarrassment of the grinning corpse staring back as a reminder of their own mortality has caused whoever owns the thing to pull the plug. Or perhaps it was so unloved that they just forgot to renew the domain. Here's an of it showing up as a network error. Or perhaps the nutters can only sustain one enthusiasm at a time?

whois says:

Domain Name:
Registry Domain ID: 1844470430_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
Updated Date: 2016-01-28T08:49:58.0Z
Creation Date: 2014-01-27T19:30:11.0Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-01-27T19:30:11.0Z
Registrar: OVH, SAS
Registrar IANA ID: 433
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +33.899498765
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientHold
Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: Ouadfeul Sidali
Registrant Organization: 
Registrant Street:, office #6707412, c/o OwO, BP80157
Registrant City: 59053
Registrant State/Province:
Registrant Postal Code: Roubaix Cedex 1
Registrant Country: FR
Registrant Phone: +33.899498765
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: 
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email:
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: OIS DZSecurity
Admin Organization: DZSecurity
Admin Street: Résidence Yasmine Beni Mered
Admin City: Blida
Admin State/Province:
Admin Postal Code: 09000
Admin Country: DZ
Admin Phone: +213.553364247
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: 
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email:
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: OIS DZSecurity
Tech Organization: DZSecurity
Tech Street: Résidence Yasmine Beni Mered
Tech City: Blida
Tech State/Province:
Tech Postal Code: 09000
Tech Country: DZ
Tech Phone: +213.553364247
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: 
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email:
Name Server:
Name Server:

The status - clientHold - is an odd one, it says: This status code tells your domain's registry to not activate your domain in the DNS and as a consequence, it will not resolve. It is an uncommon status that is usually enacted during legal disputes, non-payment, or when your domain is subject to deletion. So, likely they just can't be bothered to pay the bill. If any of my readers are better at reading whois info than me, please comment with any further gleanings.

Update: well I say "funeral" but of course the Dear Departed didn't have a proper funeral; perhaps this is it.

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The extra dry cleaning bills for my dark suits are a cost I'm happy to bear. Keep 'em coming.

Now that's a grave I am happy to jump up and down on :-)

By James Annan (not verified) on 06 Feb 2016 #permalink

We may have just seen another death - Watts AGU poster/paper. A special ops team of Hausfather, Cowtan, Menne and Williams just completed a mission that is likely to result in the Watts' poster/paper never seeing the light of day (anywhere other than E&E).

"By comparing nearby pairs of USHCN and USCRN stations, we find that adjustments make both trends and monthly anomalies from USHCN stations much more similar to those of neighboring USCRN stations for the period from 2004-2015 when the networks overlap. These results improve our confidence in the reliability of homogenized surface temperature records."

Several of us pointed out to Evan Jones that comparison to USCRN made their theory implausible. Will avidly wait for WUWT to chime in :)

By Kevin O'Neill (not verified) on 07 Feb 2016 #permalink

PRiP at least got an issue out,

JOAS seems to have blown up on the launch pad.

[Indeed. Where are the "skeptics" and the "auditors" when you need them? -W]

By John Mashey (not verified) on 08 Feb 2016 #permalink

Should we submit an obit to the Times, or invite the editorial board to have itself frozen in liguid nitrgen until science discovers a cure for dead Munchausen journal syndrome

By Russell Seitz (not verified) on 08 Feb 2016 #permalink