Monthly Archives: December 2010

Beat The War Drum

At year’s end, it’s perhaps time to look back. And also look forward. It’s now been exactly three and a half years since smoking was banned in English pubs. I still remember that overcast day outside the River, where a … Continue reading

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Weather and Climate

I think I may have to dust off the little climate computer simulation models I was writing earlier this year, and have another go at it all. It was all going swimmingly well until I tried pouring an atmosphere on … Continue reading

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Maxwell vs Planck

A brief glance at AGW science. I’ve touched on atmospheric backradiation before, back when I was trying (unsuccessfully) to construct my own simple computer simulation model of global warming. In rough outline, Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is supposed to work … Continue reading

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The Joy of Laziness

Via Dick Puddlecote’s Link Tank I came across the Joy of Laziness: In the Joy of Laziness, Michaela Axt-Gadermann and Peter Axt present scientific evidence suggesting that too much exercise leads to a shorter life. The authors are (former) champion … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

To my smoking readers may I wish a smoky pub-filled New Year, or a smoky-drinky New Year, or a New Year in which smoking bans are revoked or amended, or a New Year which is in some other way pleasantly … Continue reading

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Musical Nostalgia

One good thing about YouTube is that it’s got lots of music on it, including quite a lot of original footage that I’ve never seen. Sometimes it’s just good to hear a few things again. Like Duane Eddy’s Unchained Melody, … Continue reading

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Small Places Close To Home

I’ve been meaning to mention this. Over the past year or so, the BBC has been running a radio series called A History of the World in 100 Objects in conjunction with the British Museum. There were 100 15-minute programmes. … Continue reading

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