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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-01-10 07:51
Subject: [links] Link salad for a RustyCon Saturday
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Tags:cool, links, personal, politics, science
Weird Tale 2008 Year in Review — Don't forget WT is elegible for a Hugo nod as Best Semiprozine.

Announcing METATROPOLIS edited by John Scalzi — A print edition. Hurrah! (Snurched from tobiasbuckell, via Twitter.)

Desktop atom smashers could replace LHC — Does it come in taupe? (Thanks to lt260.)

Arctic melt 20 years ahead of climate models — Once again the facts on the ground join the liberal conspiracy on Global Warming. What's a good conservative to do?

Online, Sarah Palin Has Unkind Words for the Press — Money shot: When did we start accepting as hard news sources bloggers, anonymous bloggers especially? A Republican is asking that? Hello? Drudge Report? Little Green Footballs? Red State? Pajamas Media? Fact-free blog hysteria has been a cornerstone of the GOP's media strategy for most of the past decade. Welcome to the twenty-first century, Governor Palin.

?otD: Where does the water go when I'm done with it?




1/10/2009
Body movement: 40 minute ride on the stationary bike
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville


Originally published at jlake.com.

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Bob
User: yourbob
Date: 2009-01-10 15:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"Welcome to the twenty-first century, Governor Palin."

20th.
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selfavowedgeek: Berry B&W
User: selfavowedgeek
Date: 2009-01-10 17:12 (UTC)
Subject: ?otD: Where does the water go when I'm done with it?
Keyword:Berry B&W
AotD: Out your-rethra, not mine.
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ericjamesstone
User: ericjamesstone
Date: 2009-01-10 17:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
> Arctic melt 20 years ahead of climate models

Those would be the climate models that are so accurate in their predictions that we must take drastic action, right?

From the article:

> At the time [2007], researchers including Mark Serreze of
> National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado claimed
> that the Arctic had reached a "tipping point" - a dramatic and
> irreversible slide towards ice-free conditions.

Ooh, a testable hypothesis. If the Arctic began a dramatic and irreversible slide towards ice-free conditions in 2007, then 2008 would see the Arctic ice shrink even more.

But it didn't. It grew. The facts on the ground contradict the idea that the Arctic reached a tipping point in 2007. Maybe the Arctic doesn't always believe the liberal media.

Why did the ice grow? Hmm. A bigger-than-expected ice loss in 2007 must be the effect of climate change. An anomaly that contradicts what global warming alarmists predict? Must be just weather:

> A positive interpretation says that the Arctic [in 2008]
> defied the apocalyptic prophecies by recovering slightly,
> thanks to a pattern of colder and windier weather.

Funny how warmer stuff = global warming, cooler stuff = weather.
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