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Tuesday, 22 November 2011


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I've been walking on air all day. If genuine, i's a lovely antidote to all the Euro-gloom. A stonking great nail in the coffin of "we know best". Not that I'm crowing or anything - I'm above things like that.

Of course you are, AK, just as I am, too! (Bites down hard on hankie to stifle giggles)

Shurely this info is available from the BBC ?

Oh hang on..........

No, so it can't be correct. Can it ?

Kind regards

I'm coming a bit late to this one, so could anyone please refer me to an "idiot's guide" to the climategate story? Where does one start?

(AKH, I post on your blog as Sam Vega)

Well, 'W', most people reckon this site is an idiot's guide written by an idiot! Nearly 2 years ago someone, identity unknown, hacked into the e-mails at East Anglia University and released them through one of those anonymous sites in Russia. It indicated, putting it mildly, that the HAFs were cooking the books, although sundry enquiries staffed by the 'Great and the Good' found absolutely nothing wrong, nothing to worry about, let's all move along.

However, the sly, crafty, wee sod obviously held back a whole tranche more of these e-mails waiting for the HAFs to dig a hole for themselves. Now he's released them and - equally important - has let it be known that he has several thousand more held back, so the HAFs will need to be careful how they respond.

Go to either of the links above and just read some of the e-mails - but have a sick bag to hand!

Many thanks DD. Just goes to show that there is a hierarchy among idiots, what with me thinking you were a genius and all that!

Always nice to find another set of lying liars, but soon there will be nobody left I can trust. I'll get stuck into them later today - I have to earn a crust first.

"someone, identity unknown, hacked into the e-mails": actually, no-one seems to know whether it was a hacking jobbie. It might have been an insider sickened by the misbehaviour. It's a mystery.

Quite right, DM, although I seem to remember reading somewhere that for technical computer reasons it was more likely that they had been hacked. But bless his/her cotton socks anyway!

My favourite so far: -

<4241> Wilson:

I thought I’d play around with some randomly generated time-series and see if I
could ‘reconstruct’ northern hemisphere temperatures.
[...] The reconstructions clearly show a ‘hockey-stick’ trend. I guess this is
precisely the phenomenon that Macintyre has been going on about.



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