High priests of the endarkenment

The barbarians are it seems at the very gates of the ivory towers, and I apologise for such an over used metaphor. The popular on line science magazine “Popular Science” is drawing up the door bridge and closing down comments. Now their gaff their rules, they can do whatever they like, they could have moderated comments, rated them all sorts of things, but they chose to turn off comments and let people discuss things on their forums which does serve the purpose of restricting those that comment to only the genuinely interested so fair enough. Their reasoning is that: “Comments … Continue reading

What’s yours, is theirs

Work and life having calmed down again for a little bit, there’s so much to catch up on, so with a bit of luck and a few pints expect a bit of a blog frenzy (may as well enjoy it whilst I can – but that’s for another post). The wheels continue to fall off the glorious EU project with Cyprus first saying they’re going to raid people savings, this turned out to be unpopular so their MPs voted against it, but despite that Cypriots are still limited in how much of their own cash they can with draw from … Continue reading

Climate sceptics the new Wikileakers?

Via the ever well informed Katabasis my attention has been drawn to the rather worrying seizure of computers owned by UK climate sceptic bloggers. Apparently at the behest of the U.S. Department of Justice as other climate bloggers have received nasty grams (cache) from our friends across the pond. Last I checked the climategate e-mails where mainly (allegedly) pilfered from UK sources, and even ignoring that the emails are widely available so the US Department of Justice could just download their own copy. All in all a quite worrying development, state funded “scientific” research into climate change wasn’t a matter … Continue reading