Second Life Bits and Pieces 2018 w01

Crap. I’m coming down with a cold… sniffle, sniffle, hack, hack… need more chocolate. So, I’m browsing through the Second Life™ related blogs finding things I think are neat.

Strawberry

Strawberry Singh has a nice article up titled 10 Years of Second Life Fashion. Damn. She has always looked good.

10 Years of Second Life Fashion

10 Years of Second Life Fashion

Click the image and jump over to Flickr. Read the comments. Check out her albums.

…and you do know she does videos from Sansar? HMSS Videos

Torley

Sansar News Blog has the article, Special Torley-Inspired Scavenger Hunt Edition of Atlas Hopping with Berry and Drax, Saturday, January 6th at 11 a.m. PST. Yeah, that whole thing is the title.

Seems Torley is connecting with Drax and Strawberry to pursue a hunt in Sansar. I suspect they will be streaming it to YouTube. Continue reading

Climate: NASA Temperature Adjustments

For NASA warming is a $2± billion a year business, from a $200 billion a year budget. There has been no government money for any climate study that does not include warming for the last 20 (?) years. The NASA budget is currently being decided by the US House of Representatives. The Senate has had their say passing a NASA bill: S.442.

What should you tell your representative? Spend more? Less? Close NASA Earth Sciences (ES)? Save ES?

You’ll find the information about what the House is doing in the House’s appropriations bill, a continuing measure as Pres. Obama stopped preparing a Federal budget for submission to and approval by Congress as required by US Law years ago. We now stagger from financial crisis to crisis.

A point in deciding what to tell your representative would be to look at the facts of what NASA ES has been doing. Francis Menton has been publishing a series of articles detailing just that. Francis’ latest (14th) article is about how NASA has been adjusting the temperatures from a weather observatory near his home located at Falls Village (Town of Canaan), Connecticut. It is worth reading before deciding.

Dilbert Challenges You to Find 1 of the 97%

I think this is an amazing thing for Scott Adams, the author of Dilbert, to do. Scott is not what I would consider a climate skeptic. But, his challenge is amazingly simple and direct. This is the type of thinking I love. His humor about corporate life and management is often too true.

Dilbert Author’s Web Site

See his: The Climate Science Challenge. My challenge for warmers is to find something wrong with his challenge and explain why it is wrong.

Is There Climate Warming Fraud?

For support of the UN’s IPCC claim that manmade CO2 is warming the world the UN needs to be able to measure temperature change and show warming. But, what if someone were faking the data? We have a new study of the temperature data records used to show warming and what happens if you compare the current data to 2010 data. What does it show?

Winter Tales

Winter Tales

NASA EXPOSED IN ‘MASSIVE’ NEW CLIMATE DATA FRAUD

In February 2015 the US Congress was starting to consider an investigation of NOAA and NASA and their handling of temperature data. We have lots of people looking at recent data and some even recording their own. So, we should be able to see any faking of recent data. But, there doesn’t seem to be any recent faking of data. The fakery is elsewhere. Continue reading

Why are Warmers having so much trouble with Skeptics?

Anthropomorphic Global Warming has been an ongoing debate since the mid 1970’s and for this generation since the 1990’s. Low information voters tend to be warmers and high information voters tend to be skeptics. Presumably that is because high information people do more research and dig below the surface. Low information people tend to accept the easy to find and hear information. At least that is my personal experience. What do you actually know about the global warming debate?

WOW WHAT AN AWESOME WINE SHOP ALL THOSE BOTTLES

WOW WHAT AN AWESOME WINE SHOP ALL THOSE BOTTLES

A good summary is here: New studies flip climate-change notions upside down. They don’t provide the supporting links. But anyone Googling the points mentioned is likely to generate a growing collection of questions.

Left out of the article is the information from studies of temperatures on Mars and Venus. They have been paralleling temperature changes on Earth. That makes it much more likely the sun is the source of heating and cooling than it is CO2, unless you think our COis making it to to other planets…

But, facts seldom change minds… and common sense long ago left the arena.

Think you have proof of global warming? This winter in the northern hemisphere this 2015-16 year is likely the beginning of a trend that may crush your beliefs. (Early Snow, Record Antarctic Ice, Arctic Ice, Sea Levels, Ice Cap site)

Climate People

I have often found that figuring out whether a cause is worthy is just a matter of looking at the people supporting it. It is definitely a consideration for whether I’ll participate or not. I had no problem deciding to oppose ISIS at every level. A quick, but stomach churning, look at the search results for ISIS killing pictures should do it for any sane person.

The philosophy of a group of people sets the limits to which individuals in the group will go. Yet, every group has its wackadooles, the crazy out of touch people we find annoying but not overly dangerous. Groups also have some number of fanatics and radicals that range from crazy annoying to deadly dangerous. So, painting any group with a broad brush is usually misleading.

Christian charity workers help people all over the world. That doesn’t prove the existence of God, the accuracy of their beliefs, or provide a guarantee of each Christian’s character, but the general quality of the people and their devotion to a cause and how they treat people suggests they have a generally beneficial belief system and cause. It begs the question what is it about that belief system that leads so many onto caring about their fellow man?

Pic from Catholic.org - Actual image used by ISIS.

Pic from Catholic.org – Actual image issued by ISIS.

On the other hand I am reading of ISIS fighters beheading and burning alive people… All this in the name of God and the goal of world domination. I can find no merit in the cause of these people and how they treat other humans. I question the quality and thinking of such people, their philosophy, and the core belief system that seems to eliminate any care about fellow humans. This also begs the questions, what is it about their belief system (especially their personal belief systems) that leads so many toward conquest, slavery, rape, and brutal killing? What kind of people are these?  Continue reading

Is it Cold?

In the USA we are having ridiculously cold weather across the eastern two-thirds of the country, north to south. On the west coast side I have the windows open and the fan on. But, only on local stations are you hearing about how extensive and record breaking the cold is. Drudge Report has more of the ‘collected’ headlines today and those stories lead to more stories:

Accuweather

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