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  1. Recursion comes on its own schedule: Tyndall mentions on OL. Re-reading earlier commentary might indicate an avenue toward basic agreements, or agreed basics or agreement on key 'findings.' Much of the superstructure of climatology rests on atmospheric chemistry/radiative physics ... Tyndall was one of the handful of pioneering inquirers who 'cracked the code' or demonstrated physical explanations for how the Earth maintained its "radiative budget" ... Bob has intelligently laid out this platform of 'findings' several times. I recommend a kind of 'foundational' question posed to self: "Is there an agreed-up set of 'findings'" even for folks who may disagree mightily on entailments. Or 'Did Tyndall "get it right"?' ... ************************** Or, forty-six minutes of seemingly alarmed coverage of the Arctic summer 2019. In a nutshell, some dramatic pronouncements. Is a "Tyndall gases effect" in part responsible for the amplification and other recently-observed phenomena? I am otherwise lazy enough to plug in the link via Twitter. The first is my pinned tweet and below that is a link to the WBUR 46min rant-etcetera. Tiresome Weart reading-suggestion #34:
  2. Energy, energy, energy ... https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-201907
  3. From the poetically-prosaic Anthem, by way of the Haikus From Books blog.
  4. He's got a point. Day 2 of "Everyone Has A 'Theory' Week." -- Forensic Nose Patrol to the fore with the OL delegation! This was supposed to be Infrastructure Week, but hey. Good luck to all contestants.
  5. QAnon Anoymous podcast team-member 'Travis View' had a very popular tweet this week. I tried to wakeboard his wave ... Not much discussed here is the probably-temporary decoupling of 8chan from the "normal" internet. The site is now being distributed through an unauthorized application -- a peer-to-peer distributed virtual- host software robot network. From most accounts, the new format downloads parts of itself to your machine and of course knows your hard address, thus defeating the essentially-anonymous nature of 8chan. Apparently the distribution strongly suggests you serve yourself the 'refurbished' 08chan via Tor (which is an internet browser that 'spoofs' your address and serves as a virtual private network). But, there's always a but, folks are not bothering to use Tor as a protection-layer. So if some 8chan freak posts images whose possession is a criminal offence, you may have sexual abuse imagery infest your machine. Never a good look. An excerpt from a Kevin Poulsen article at the Daily Beast: Whither Q? Whither the 'real' Q? This is not much discussed analytically in the community of QAnons. Desiderata and all that. In other related news, today is officially "Everyone Is A Conspiracy 'Theorist' Day." It's a free for all, so I say may the best theory win! My modest contribution to the festive literature ...
  6. I wonder if the President is serious about commuting Blagojevich's sentence ...
  7. Not much except for seasonal weather. -- "Radio-Active Magnetic Geo-Storm Weapons?" Mebbe. Mebbe not. Energy was expended in a variety of spaces, with the seeming goal of "informing" rational analysis. I dunno. Is that even possible? One minute and twenty seconds of drunk-with-power meteorologist ...
  8. Robert Mueller had to spend time with a lot of inquiring minds today, appearing before two House committees. You can find the on-going live broadcasts at various outlets including C-Span. One of the better things about C-Span's own site is that one can search deeply into the content by text, and then excerpt your own segments. You have to register, and you must wait until the material has been processed, but hey. [Added: after processing ...] Some outlets cut out for commentary and opinion at "halftime." Here, eg, is PBS: -- there haves been a number of posts today on the Front Porch of OL, in the thread "Probing the Mueller Probe and the Obama Administration" which was posted in May 2019. I include several pertinent post-links ... ... ... I would say that the more you have read of the actual "Mueller Report," the more you may be able to make up your own mind (about the import of Mueller's testimony today). The initial verdict is ... pretty much bounded by political stripe, as far as I can tell. But then again, my sample is exceedingly small at the moment. Three meaty matters were dealt with in Mueller's initial, scripted remarks. Sobering ... ?