slow-weekend politicized science

Yes, there will be math.

As a matter of fact, the whole point is the math.
Christopher Monckton (PBUH) goes there.
Why are climate-prediction models so wrong?

I know this will be Greek to some (’cause, yeah, some’a ‘em letters are Greek), but this is an example of what happened when AGW became a pseudo-religion to those who wanted to believe the worst of socio-economic freedom and Western Civilization. As soon as the possibility of AGW opened up, they became infatuated with exploring “if” rather than “how.” “If” is sooo much easier to understand (i.e. We’re all gonna dieeee!). So’s the math.

Snide observation — any politician or activist who claims some kind of gnosis, here, needs to be asked one question:
Do you think the actual feedback factor is closer to 0.23 or 0.73 and why?

Nature does the math. Policy-makers don’t.

(What? Yeah, can’t wait for Monckton’s follow-on articles.)
Disclaimer: I have an MS(Eng) majoring in satellite feedback control systems; so I sort’a remember this stuff, but not enough to validate it. Good thing this math doesn’t deal with the stochastic processes, though; or I’d'a had a flashback seizure.

Go ahead, you tell ‘im he’s nuts. I’ll wait over here

In the Olympic spirit,
Mugabe mistakes himself for one of the inhabitants of Mt Olympus.

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe instructed the Commissioner General of Zimbabwe Police Republic … to arrest and detain the whole Zimbabwean Olympic Team members immediately they arrived the Harare International Airport ….

Zimbabwe which is one of the countries in the Olympics without a medal presented a team of 31 athletes. The closest any of the athletes came to win a contest was at the 8th position.

Mr. Mugabe who is incensed with the team’s performance told the Police Chief to arrest all the team members and detain them. “We have wasted the country’s money on these rats we call athletes. If you are not ready to sacrifice and win even copper or brass medals (referring the 4th and 5th positions) as our neighbors Botswana did, then why do you go to waste our money” he said. [story]

And people wonder why parts of Africa suck.
For the record: you got these few short, silly posts; ’cause I’m in errand-avoidance mode.


Juuust goin’ for the cheap joke.

Depends on who you’re hiding the data from: your family or the gov’t.
Is the data merely embarrassing, or is it criminal?

Sure sounds like there was a whole lot’a “intent” goin’ on, ‘fyaskme.

things that make me smile

21stC tech meets 19thC tech
in one’a my ol’ stompin’ grounds

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Democrats’ Tea Party?

Don’t be stupid. Be a smarty. Come and join the Dem Tea Party.*

Trumpocrats executive director Christian Rickers [said,] “Hillary is simply unhinged and appealing to the lowest common denominator,” Rickers, a lifelong Democrat … is now leading a movement crossing over to the Republican Party to back GOP nominee Donald Trump, told Breitbart News in response to Clinton’s “alt-right” speech. “Her performance today was more evidence of how desperate she has become.”

Rickers’ organization, the “Trumpocrats,” represents the tens of thousands of Democrats who are leaving the Democratic Party because they believe Hillary Clinton does not represent their values—and are instead voting for Trump in the general election. Rickers is planning a bus tour through key battleground states coming up, and is hardly alone: Several other Democrats, as Breitbart News has already reported, are standing up with him—more in those key states than the handful of Republican D.C. insiders who have switched teams to back Hillary Clinton.

Rickers expects that Clinton’s Thursday speech has backfired, and actually turned off lots of Democrats who are now even more willing to abandon the Democratic Party under Hillary’s reign and instead choose change over the status quo with Trump.

This is disappointing and sad. Americans need to wake up. Organize with us.
Join the American Uprising.” [story]

Yeah, I know these are mainly disgruntled Bernieists (Is there any other kind?);
but the irony is delicious.

Oh, and how bad was her speech?
This bad.
* Cultural ref (from The Producers)
Spew alert over at Holger

today’s audience participation

a labyrinth

There’s an old Mexican proverb that says “Tell me with whom you walk, and I will tell you who you are.” We know who Trump is.

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There’s an old American proverb that says, “Never trust puffy women in pantsuits.”

yapping dogs

Declare ‘em pirates and fire away

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Hey, I have an idea.
Lets capture some of these guys and ask $1.5B ransom… cash.

Buuut Obama will probably just promise ‘em money to leave the Navy alone.

“Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute.”
Robert Goodloe Harper

stuff that’s gettin’ easier to do



CosmiQ Works, a firm closely associated with the [CIA], is working with the online retail giant and the satellite mapping firm DigitalGlobe to train algorithms to work out what’s happening on the surface of our planet.

Satellites can already capture astonishingly detailed images from up in space, but the CIA-linked project wants to go one step further and use artificial intelligence to analyse these pictures. The partners hope to collect 60 million satellite images and store them in a database called SpaceNet which will be open and accessible by members of the public. [more]

Wellp, it is the 21st Century.

(What? Yeah, prob’ly just the tail of the dragon.)

Imagine That

There certainly could be a softening [of immigration laws] because we’re not looking to hurt people.

For those who haven’t been paying attention the past few days, Donald Trump has essentially adopted Jeb Bush’s immigration stance, more or less in line with the much maligned “Gang of Eight” bill backed by Senator Marco Rubio, if you included the infamous amendment proposed by Senators Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions.

Big, Beautiful Wall? Eh, probably not. Deportations? Nope. Amnesty? Oh, heavens no. It’s just a path to legalization, dontcha know. The Alt Right is not amused.

But who could have predicted this?

Donald will betray his supporters on every issue. If you truly care about immigration, Donald is laughing at you.

Imagine that.