Monthly Archives: February 2014

Stayed with Vodafone, should’ve gone with GiffGaff

Heather and I both have two plus year old Samsung Galaxy S2 mobile ‘phones. The two year deal was the ‘phone plus more minutes, text and data than we could use for about £25 per month each from Vodafone. Our … Continue reading

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Republican Meteorologist & Entrepreneur: Debating Cause of Climate Change is Moral and Scientific Equivalent of Debating Gravity

Originally posted on Global Warming: Man or Myth?:
A few weeks ago, a journalist contacted the Climate Science Rapid Response Team to get various opinions about whether climate scientists should take a public position or in some sense a political…

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Best dog investment ever, bar none

Our Elmo is a 40 kilogram wuss. He’s half Boxer, half Cane Corso. He’s quicker than a Labrador, nearly as quick as a Vizsla. He can clear my head from a standing jump. His bark at the front door is … Continue reading

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Great Moments in Stupidity

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
The internet’s total stupidity and arrogance index dipped a notch the other day with James Delingpole’s final blog column for the Telegraph. Scurrilous and unkind rumors have it that Delingpole was…

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A quick science lesson for Lord Lawson

Originally posted on …and Then There's Physics:
Since my post about the BBC and its balance seems to be attracting comments about Lord Lawson’s and Brian Hoskins’ appearance on Radio 4 today, I thought it might be best to…

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Why we shouldn’t tell people that reading is good for them

Originally posted on Blogging the Long List:
Like many (most?) people of my generation I was never formally taught grammar. To this day, I admit, I can’t tell my noun from my verb or my adverb. This may horrify many…

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Cowtan & Way

Originally posted on Open Mind:
You probably recall that not too long ago, Kevin Cowtan and Robert Way re-processed the data used in forming the HadCRUT4 global temperature data set. Their goal was to interpolate across unobserved areas in the…

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