William Connolley

William Connolley

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LaSi vs EcMd: round two

Mark Lynas, one of the EcoMod crowd, has noticed what I pointed out – that Da Fadder is not on their side, indeed opposed. Whether the Bishop of Rome has noticed that the EcoMods disagree with him is another matter.…

Mays

Arrr, the ol’ spinnin’ post, its seen a thing or two over the years. You could probably reconstruct the headship changes from its various colours. Last painted by Downing, when they went head in Lents in 2014; Caius were too…

Death of the pause

Never mind yer twitterings or blogospherics or facey bookers, when people come in future years to look back and ask “when did people stop wittering about the pause” they’ll see 2015-06-05T12:34:10‎ Yakushima (talk | contribs)‎ . . (31,755 bytes) (+17)‎…

The Graun and Shell

Once again the fearless Graun is out to name-n-shame Shell. Or something. I only noticed because of Dave Hone’s post. The Graun whinges: But the most damaging email is dated 8 May 2014… <stuff I don’t much care about> And…

Comment fakery at WUWT

I must admit that I’m surprised, because up till now I’ve not detected this, or heard of anyone complain of it. Routine censorship, of course, but fakery is a new thing. So: Potholes In Their Arguments is a post on…

Bad beekeeping, 2015

At this time of the year, as I cycle past the rape fields (this isn’t a reference to some Balkan horror, just the plant), I take note of the dying of the yellow, for it signifies that the spring recolte…

Is surfacestations.org dead?

The long slow wiki edit war over exactly what sort of denier AW is continues – RationalWiki is more informative – but the issue of surfacestations.org remains untouched. Is it alive? Dead? Undead? Having browsed around a bit I can’t…

Wikipedia: Grant Shapps

By popular request. And I’ve not seen anyone else wiki-literate discussing this, so I will. the Graun says Grant Shapps accused of editing Wikipedia pages of Tory rivals. Online encyclopedia administrators block user account believed to be run by Tory…

We win!

Good race, too, at least for the first half. Oxford up a few seats off an untidy Cambridge start, then they pull back, and I thought we’d lose it round the bend but no. Got very tense, boats close together.…

Rice terraces in Yunnan

Lovely. Mostly because it looks like a painting, but is actually a picture. My source is wiki commons via Did the Anthropocene Begin in 1950 or 50,000 Years Ago? by David Biello in SA; the original is Jialiang Gao, www.peace-on-earth.org.…

Socialism means no toilet paper?

In which I teach Timmy about economics1. What can I lose? Its a guaranteed crowd-pleaser; everyone reading here hates neolibs anyway :-). So: Timmy recommends as “An excellent piece” Art People: Learn Economics, I Beseech You by Franklin Einspruch. And,…