Monthly Archives: April 2014

R.I.P. – Sonnet

RIP

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RIP

Vredig lê hy opgebaar,
Ontdaan van alle lewensswaar.
Vir sondes is dit al te laat,
Vergifnis vra kan nie meer baat .

Netjies in kispak en das,
Sy hande oor sy bors gevou.
Afgesluit van aardse las
En nagelatenes se rou .

Herinnering is die lyf vooruit,
Het reeds die bodem ingesink
Soos vorigjaar se winterreën .

Sy rekeninge afgesluit,
Die laaste heildronk is gedrink
En nou wag net die laaste seën.

© vuurklip
18 maart 2004

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IPCC TAR and the hockey stick

A must read if you still think the IPCC and Hockey Stick Graph have any worth.

JC comments:  Christy’s assessment, when combined with the UEA emails, provides substantial insight into how this hockey stick travesty occurred.  My main unanswered question is:  How did Michael Mann become a Lead Author on the TAR?  He received his Ph.D. in 1998, and presumably he was nominated or selected before the ink was dry on his Ph.D.  It is my suspicion that the U.S. did not nominate Mann (why would they nominate someone for this chapter without a Ph.D.?)  Here is the only thing I can find on the U.S. nomination process [link].  Instead, I suspect that the IPCC Bureau selected Mann; it seems that someone (John Houghton?) was enamored of the hockey stick and wanted to see it featured prominently in the TAR.  The actual selection of Lead Authors by the IPCC Bureau is indeed a mysterious process.

The IPCC process is clearly broken, and I don’t see anything in their recent policies that addresses the problems that Christy raises.  The policy makers clearly wrought havoc in context of the AR5 WG3 report; however there is a more insidious problem particularly with the WG1 scientists in terms of conflict of interest and the IPCC Bureau in terms of stacking the deck to produce the results that they want.

Read the whole essay here:
IPCC TAR and the hockey stick.

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Understanding The 97% Consensus

“It turns out that 97% of IPCC scientists are actually government officials.”

Read more about the IPCC fraud here:
Understanding The 97% Consensus.

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How many real scientists can you name?

Did you know this? A blog worth following.

The Renaissance Mathematicus

Because I don’t have access to the Cosmos reboot here in Germany and also because I had no desire to spend my whole time writing blog posts correcting Neil deGrasse Tyson’s and his script writer’s lousy history of science I had given up on following the more recent episodes. However some of the comments on last night’s broadcast, made by people on my Twitter stream, led me to view the seventy-three second trailer for the episode. Even here, in this all too brief video, the Cosmos team managed to provoke my ire and inspire the thoughts in this post.

The trailer implies that Pickering’s use of women computers in astronomy was something new or out of the ordinary, whereas this tradition goes back to at least the seventeenth-century, where Johannes Hevelius used his second wife Elizabeth for exactly this work. In the eighteenth-century William Herschel employed his sister Caroline…

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Moenie in die water mors nie!

In vanoggend se koerant sê die Groenes ons moet water en krag spaar – onder andere deur een minuut vinniger te stort.

Spaarwater

Drink Bier en Spaar Méér Water!

Soos jy weet, probeer ek ernstig om Groen te wees, en om my deel by te dra het ek vanaand stort-tyd gespaar deur nie my voete te was nie.

Môre slaan ek my gesig en hare oor.

Sommige liggaamsdele neem langer om te was, ander gaan vinniger. Ek laat dit aan jou oor om te raai waar ek die minste asook die meeste tyd kan spaar.

Maar wag! Ek moet nou ophou blog, want ek moet nog ‘n stort-skedule opstel vir die res van die week.

PS
Moenie aan die Groenes verklap dat die vinnigste manier om te stort en die meeste krag te spaar is om onder koue water te stort. Ek belowe jou, jy sal blêrrie vinnig stort (en baie elektrisiteit spaar).

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Shock News : Government Meddling With The IPCC Report – Document Is A Complete Fraud

Shock News : Government Meddling With The IPCC Report – Document Is A Complete Fraud.

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Matematikus

Die prosaïese, eendimensionele reguitlyn is net van belang vir ‘n uitgelese groepie matematici of dalk ‘n eensame reisiger van punt A na punt B.

Maar die kurwes,
die halfrond,
die volle sirkel,
die parabool,
die hiperbool …

Elkeen vind volmaakte
vorm in jou lyf
as ek met oë toe,
en honger hande,
die wiskunde bedryf.

© vuurklip

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Fokus

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camera

Kamera

Fokus

Ek is ‘n kamera
Met iris wyd oop
En die lens gefokus
Op see en berg.

Die beelde opgevang
In volle kleur
Vir ‘n wye skerm
In hoë definisie.

Maar die interne negatief
Is tot swart-wit uitgewas
En bly steeds uit fokus.

©vuurklip
10 April 2014.

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Met Pase voorhande …

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Agnus Dei Lam van God

Agnus Dei
Lam van God

Waarskuwing: As jy bang is om jou geloof te toets, hou liewer verby!

Agnus Dei

Grootdoenerig verskyn die Engel,
Vuur blits uit sy oë
En met vlerke dreigend gestrek
Annunsieer hy:
Wees gegroet Maria
Vol van Genade!
Jy sal jou bene sprei,
En jy sal Hom ontvang,
Die heilige wellustige Ram,
En jy sal Sy vrug dra,
Vir nege maande sal jy dit dra,
En dan verlos word van die Lam,
En Hy sal gebore word in bloed,
En sal só ter slagting gelei word,
En só word vir óns sondes geboet,
En só word óns sondes vergewe.

Maar kan die Ram
Ooit vir Sý sonde vergoed?

©vuurklip
30 Augustus 2009

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My Damaskus Ervaring

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capetimes

Hou verby as jy skrik vir ironie of vir ‘n donker sin vir humor!

Ek is bekeer!

Feng Shui is nou my ding.

Wat my oorgehaal het, is die beriggie in vanoggend se Cape Times:

BEIJING: A feng shui master was buried alive in a landslide at a Chinese cemetery moments after showing the family the ‘perfect burial plot’ …

Ongelukkig is ses van die familielede ook in die grondstorting begrawe, maar dit wys jou nou net hoe goed die posisie vir die graf gekies is. Daar is nou sommer sewe mense daar begrawe.

‘n Onomstootlike bewys dat Feng Shui wérk.

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