Hank Roberts

Hank Roberts

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298 weeks ago @ The Reality-Based Comm... - The Moon is a Harsh Mi... · 0 replies · +1 points

I was hoping he'd show up again once an ambulatory container became available, and do a Stephen Byerley.
But, alas, that sequel remains to be written.

375 weeks ago @ Living on Earth - Living on Earth: A Loo... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm stunned to find no earlier comments here. This was one of the best, most surprising, most informative programs I've ever heard about a historical figure from my own lifetime.

This was the only time I've ever heard a recording -- her own words -- played.

Listening to her refute the nitwits who are misrepresenting everything she did, over and over, was wonderful -- and perplexing.

Why isn't this big news? Have any of you taken on the idiots out there who are still trying to blacken her reputation?

496 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - All guns blazing · 2 replies · +2 points

"12-year trend" is an oxymoron, you big silly. The site warns about playing with the trend line feature and fooling yourself by using short intervals that aren't significant. Want another one almost as short?
http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/hadcrut3vgl/from...

496 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - Whose lie is it anyway... · 0 replies · +3 points

By the way, if anyone hasn't gotten there and read up on the site, I recommend it: http://www.globalwarmingart.com
I've sent thanks and small contributions several times over quite a few years; it's quite a resource generously made available. And if you do want to use his images, each one has info attached specifying how you may use it and how to acknowledge where you got it.

A word, to the wise, is sufficient.

496 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - Whose lie is it anyway... · 1 reply · 0 points

No, no, C3Po didn't say the graphs were 'similar' --- C3Po said he "never claimed here or anywhere that the graphs weren't simular" --- that's a Portugese word. I'm sure it makes sense to him, somehow.

497 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - Cooling-gate: the 100 ... · 0 replies · +1 points

> compare
I didn't mean plot Cuffey/Clow's data, though I'd be curious to know if it's actually available, did you find it in the paper or a reference to where they got their data points? I was just wondering how a blink/overlay of the stretched-and-flipped plot compares to the Monckton/Easterbrook thing; I'm still wondering whether some actual single data set lines up with the combined result of the eight proxies in the globalwarmingart chart. My recollection was that globalwarmingart says the GISP2 proxy line (light blue?) shown there has a lot more variation than the merged (black)--but I don't know if it's even the same GISP2 data.

Eventually it gets too tiresome to chase this stuff, especially since Easterbrook is sure he has on his own computer the actual data he charted, if he'd only cite it or post a copy of it somewhere.

Perhaps he's signed a nondisclosure .... no, don't go there.

497 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - Cooling-gate: the 100 ... · 3 replies · +2 points

Ah, what goes around comes around -- so did you compare that stretched and flipped curve to the others?
Link above is munged, it's at:http://hot-topic.co.nz/monckton-the-case-of-the-m...

I'm curious how well that "original"-after-stretching-and-flipping matches the one from globalwarmingart

497 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - Cooling-gate: the 100 ... · 2 replies · +2 points

497 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - Cooling-gate: Easterbr... · 0 replies · +2 points

> use of the instrumental data without marking as being from a different source
Bullshit. You can, when you decide to quit lying about it, cite the exact information you pretend isn't there: http://www.globalwarmingart.com/wiki/File:Holocen...

497 weeks ago @ Hot Topic - Cooling-gate: the 100 ... · 0 replies · +1 points

> motives
We don't even know for sure what data he used, or whether he produced those two graphs himself.
Remember people do get old, and trust too much, and get fooled about what they put their names on.
It's possible he asked someone to make up a graphic and told them what to use and trusted the result. We simply can't know unless he (sigh) shows or points to the data set, the actual numbers. Since his answer was that he had them on his own computer, there's no way to check what happened, let alone what his motives were.

Remember the Revelle/Singer story:
http://www.loe.org/shows/shows.htm?programID=94-P...
http://rabett.blogspot.com/2007/04/if-richard-lin...
http://scienceblogs.com/stoat/2007/11/the_real_tr...

My guess, this is a 'picador' story (or a 'rodeo clown' if you prefer the norteamericano sport) -- someone who's thrown into the ring to distract attention when there's some problem. It makes me curious what else was wrong in the stuff Heartland put up, more than curious about this stuff.