Category Archives : Events

Opinions on the New Zealand AGW Judgement 14

Apropos the New Zealand AGW case, comments below by Goon and Ross: # Goon (8) Says: September 8th, 2012 at 3:45 pm Justifying the unjustifiable. Don’t believe me…. then here is where the raw data lives. Register and have a look for yourself. Nothing even remotely approaching a 1 degree/century trend in the raw […]

Peer review doesn’t stop 172 fake papers 3

Its reported that a new record has been set by a Japanese anesthesiologist for most retractions by a single author. An investigation of 212 of Yoshitaka Fujii’s 249 published papers found that he had invented patients, forged evidence that medication was administered, and signed on as co-authors other scientists who had no idea they were […]

How many readers is 40 hits a day? 15

To follow up on my previous post (“Is Finkelstein totally clueless about the Internet”) with real data, I examine the stats of the log files on my server. Below is a table generated by the log file analyzer Awstats for the first 2 months of my server Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages […]

Is Finkelstein Totally Clueless About the Internet? 10

The Media Inquiry by Finkelstein Q.C. proposed on page 301 the regulation of blogs with more than a specific number of hits per annum, suggesting an equivalency with print media: If a publisher distributes more than 3000 copies of print per issue or a news internet site has a minimum of 15 000 hits per […]

Newt Kills South Carolina Primary 10

Newt Gingrich recovered strongly to pip Romney at the post for the South Carolina Primary in a race with a number of reversals, shown clearly in the Gallup Daily Poll above. In the end it wasn’t close with Newt 40 to Mitt 28%, as shown on this cool Google App. So the race of 2012 […]

Iowa Primary Win Reversed – Santorum by 34 Votes 9

The GOP primaries race took another twist on a recount today, with the reversal of the win by 8 votes by Romney in Iowa, to a win by Santorum by 34 votes. The score for Romney is now 0-1, spoiling his chance of a hat-trick win in South Carolina. The Gallup daily tracking poll today […]

Ron Paul’s Australian Support 11

Support for Ron Paul’s ideas is growing in Australia as shown by some recent pro-Paul posts at prominent blog sites: Jennifer Marohasy Ron Paul for US President, On-line Opinion Left’s Profitable Pauline Conversion JoNova and In 2002 Ron Paul saw the next ten years coming. Further support can be seen on Facebook, with of the […]

Now its Romney vs Paul 17

What an exciting days racing in New Hampshire in the Tour de President! As expected, Mitt Romney in the yellow jersey after his (disputed) win in Iowa, with his lycra and billion-dollar techno-bike, opened up a commanding gap from the peloton, but Ron Paul riding his $10 Malvern star and air force scrubs stayed with […]


Best Business Presentation Ever 14

You have probably heard about Steve Jobs retirement from CEO at Apple. If like me, you find him an inspiration, you might enjoy this video from the Apple Music Event in 2001, “The First Ever iPod Introduction”. What I like is the steel-trap logic, the “quantum leap” vision, the love of speed, the sparse visuals, […]

Emerald Floods 2010 35

Right now I am in Emerald, Qld., Australia with choppers droning constantly overhead in the middle of a flood event, having spent the last few days bagging sand for friends’ houses. I have been through this a few times now, having grown up in country areas. I want to document how poorly BoM modeling has […]