Arctic Oscillation spoiling NASA GISS party

Note: I want to thank everyone who commented here and elsewhere regarding my last post about GISS that sent everyone into a tizzy. All that is very helpful. Here’s more on GISS and the AO. -Anthony Effects of the Positive Phase           |     Effects of the Negative Phase of the Arctic Oscillation                           of the Arctic Oscillation…

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The periodic table becomes a weight watcher

From the “not etched in stone department”, via Eurekalert we learn that  Atomic weights of 10 elements on periodic table about to make an historic change showing that everything we thought we knew, is still subject to revision as we learn more. Researchers from around the world compile more reliable data that will help science…

Software tip: How to save yourself at least $250

Yesterday I had a request from a client for a network diagram for a system I’m designing, and normally I create such drawings as a PNG file. But this client said “no, I need it in Visio, or similar style so we can edit it”. I have avoided Microsoft Visio in the past, mainly because…

Global tropical cyclone activity still in the tank

Even with the expected active 2010 North Atlantic hurricane season, which accounts on average for about 1/5 of global annual hurricane output, the rest of the global tropics has been historically quiet.  The Western North Pacific this year has seen 8-Typhoons, the fewest in at least 65-years of records.  Closer to the US mainland, the…

“Sustainability” continues to run amok in my town

I’ve written about this before. We have a group of citizens here in town called the “sustainability task force” which is highly influenced by the eco-zealotry of Chico State University pushing their ideas of how everyone should live onto the citizens of the town.  Just last week, it got worse. Below is an editorial rebuttal…