Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How I feel

I feel like I've been kicked for 13 years, and I've just seen the kicker break his foot.

Friday, April 23, 2010

The three-party voting paradox

Take a closer look at the mathematics behind a three-way race – and particularly at the Condorcet paradox, the technical name of the situation I (almost) described.
Named after the Marquis de Condorcet (an 18th-century French nobleman who, Fisher writes, “had more fun with voting systems than most politicians”), the simplest Condorcet paradox occurs when there are three voters and three political parties A, B and C:
Voter 1 prefers A to B, but would rather have B than C
Voter 2 prefers B to C, but would rather have C than A
Voter 3 prefers C to A, but would rather have A than B

In these circumstances, no matter who is declared the winner, two-thirds of the electorate will have preferred someone else. There is no “Condorcet winner” – no party which, when compared to all others, is preferred by more people.

Source: Condorcet Paradox

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

From the comments at WattsUpwithThat

Unbelievable!
In the Greenhouse Gas Endangerment Finding, Response to Comment 2-111, EPA says this (Volume 2 of Responses to comments available here: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/endangerment.html)
In the April version of the TSD, EPA stated: “Antarctic sea ice extent shows no statistically significant average trends according to IPCC (2007d). However, the U.S. National and Snow and Ice Data Center [NSIDC] states that Antarctic sea ice underwent a slight increase from 1979 to 2007 (NSIDC, 2009).” EPA acknowledges these two sentences, taken together, may confuse the reader. And we are also aware of updated data from NSIDC. So we have revised the TSD to provide more clarity. It now reads: “For the period 1979––2008, Antarctic sea ice underwent a not statistically significant increase of 0.9% (about 100,000 km^2; 42,000 mi^2) per decade (NSIDC, 2009).”

Sunday, March 07, 2010

97% of Icelanders say no..

I wonder will they be given another chance to get it right?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Gordo sold off the gold cheap, so expect if we have any Frankisense he'll be flogging that off cheap too.

QOTD

Of course Brown will support Greece – they’re financially bankrupt, he’s morally bankrupt and they’ve both lost their marbles..
British Patriot.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Met "BBQ Summer" Office in on AGW scam, refuses to release supporting data.

How Met Office blocked questions on its own man's role in 'hockey stick' climate row

the Met Office is refusing to disclose Prof Mitchell’s working papers and correspondence with his IPCC colleagues in response to requests filed under the Freedom of Information Act.

The block has been endorsed in writing by Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth – whose department has responsibility for the Met Office.

Documents obtained by The Mail on Sunday reveal that the Met Office’s stonewalling was part of a co-ordinated, legally questionable strategy by climate change academics linked with the IPCC to block access to outsiders.

Last month, the Information Commissioner ruled that scientists from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia – the source of the leaked ‘Warmergate’ emails – acted unlawfully in refusing FOI requests to share their data.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1249035/How-Met-Office-blocked-questions-mans-role-hockey-stick-climate-row.html#ixzz0eock4OvB

Monday, February 01, 2010

QOTD

Russian saying: "one can get ahead in life with lies but one can never go back".

Friday, January 29, 2010

QOTD

"Politicians never accuse you of 'greed' for wanting other people's money - only for wanting to keep your own money."

Joseph Sobran

Bye bye Euro?

Funds flee Greece as Germany warns of "fatal" eurozone crisis

Germany has triggered a near-panic flight from southern European debt markets by warning that there will be no EU bail-outs, even though it fears the region's economic crisis has turned dangerous and could prove "fatal" for the entire eurozone.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I'm not reponsible for any cleaning bills as a result of you reading this.

Things I'm thinking about.

Is the whole AGW scam a pyramid sales scheme that's now finally run out of money?

"Sell AGW, get a grant, get people to reference your "peer-reviewed" doc so they get a grant." rinse and repeat.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Unbeleivably one-sided AlJaBeebya Article.

I thought he might mention the grant industry is distorting "science", but no!

Update

UN climate panel blunders again over Himalayan glaciers

The chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has used bogus claims that Himalayan glaciers were melting to win grants worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Rajendra Pachauri's Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), based in New Delhi, was awarded up to £310,000 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the lion's share of a £2.5m EU grant funded by European taxpayers.

It means that EU taxpayers are funding research into a scientific claim about glaciers that any ice researcher should immediately recognise as bogus. The revelation comes just a week after The Sunday Times highlighted serious scientific flaws in the IPCC's 2007 benchmark report on the likely impacts of global warming.

The IPCC had warned that climate change was likely to melt most of the Himalayan glaciers by 2035 - an idea considered ludicrous by most glaciologists. Last week a humbled IPCC retracted that claim and corrected its report.
Background

Since then, however, The Sunday Times has discovered that the same bogus claim has been cited in grant applications for TERI.

The BBC just get worse! No mention of ClimateGate and other Pachauri fraud revelations.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010