The reason why.

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This is another guest article by Graeme No3, one of our regular contributing writers. As a reader, I do enjoy reading polymath commentary by someone who’s equally comfortable writing about diverse areas like industrial engineering and one or two of the more obscure byways of history, and can yet pick out the correlations between the two. … Continue reading

Report on GOLGAFRINCHAM B3-1

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This is another guest article by Graeme No3, one of our regular contributing writers. Like all good satire, it gets uncomfortably close to the underlying reality. The names of people mentioned in it have been changed to protect the guilty, but see how many you can pick out … Pointman —-<0>— To: Director Intergalactic Traffic From: … Continue reading

The End of the EU.

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This is another guest article by Graeme, one of our regular contributing authors. It touches on various aspects of bureaucracy with some examples of its self-serving tendencies, if not outright corruption. It also highlights a worrying trend that has developed over the last decade of what amounts to governance by unelected bureaucracies, bypassing the democratically … Continue reading

We’ll always have Paris …

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This is another guest article by Graeme, one of our regular contributing authors. It deals with the dire consequences of deciding nothing at COP21, otherwise known as the climate conference of 2015 in Paris. I’m not quite sure, but I think Graeme is trying to outdire all those dire prognostications which have been force fed … Continue reading

Alice and the Green Rabbit.

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This is a guest article by Graeme, one of our regular contributing authors. This year is the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. It’s never been out of print in that century and a half because it has that faceted, multi-layered quality that every chunky piece of enduring … Continue reading

Drowning in the Big Green Pond.

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This is another guest article by Graeme, one of our regular contributing authors. It deals with the innate limiting factors of renewable energy sources, and though such considerations can be quite technical, it describes them in clear everyday language for the benefit of anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of the salient issues without first … Continue reading

6 impossible things before breakfast

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Shakespeare said that when sorrows come, they come not in single espials but in battalions, and so often that’s true. In the midst of a bout of flu from hell, the Jesus bolt on my computer broke. So I’ve had a very merry week doing technical variations of the Heimlich manoeuvre on the PC Computatanic … Continue reading

The Lerks and the Purks.

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This is another guest article by Graeme No3, one of our regular contributing writers. It’s perhaps a cynical observation on my part, but it seems to me the prime function of any bureaucracy is to grow bigger. The massive infrastructure that has grown up to fight the threat of Global Warming, when there hasn’t been any … Continue reading

The Secret Protocols of the Elders of Golgafrincham.

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This is another guest article by Graeme No3, one of our regular contributing writers. There’s an old adage, many a truth is spoken in jest and this piece in its own light-hearted way, ticks a lot of very serious boxes. Exploitation of idealism, hypocrisy, a loss of innocence, deceit and yet I still couldn’t help chuckling. … Continue reading

Bad times are just around the corner.

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This is another guest article by Graeme No3, one of our regular contributing writers. Brave man that he is, he’s straying into a discussion of economics which if you’re anyway familiar with the field, is more a matter of luck and judgement rather than the exact science so many of its supposed experts like to represent … Continue reading

A Christmas Carol or What the Dickens?

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This is another guest article by Graeme No3, one of our regular contributing writers. It’s a new take on an old story and just what’s needed to blow away those post-Christmas blues. Enjoy! Pointman —-<0>— First Stave: In the first place Marley was dead. There was no doubt about it. His partner Scrooge kept the old … Continue reading

Like speaks unto Like, but says nothing new, as it never hears it

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This is another guest article by Graeme No3, one of our regular contributing writers. In it, he draws some political and cultural parallels between ancient China and the situation prevailing today in the democratic parts of the world. The similarities identified are worryingly familiar and one can only hope the results might not be as severe. … Continue reading

Dances with Unicorns.

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This is another guest article by one of our regular commenters, Graeme No3. We homo sapiens are a tropical species but for the majority of our estimated 200,000 year existence, we’ve lived on an Earth locked in ice ages, which have always had devastating effects on us. Geologically speaking, we’re still in one but fortunately as … Continue reading

Why the IPCC hesitates.

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This is a guest piece by one of our regular commenters, Graeme No.3 – enjoy! —-<0>— The release of the IPCC Fifth Report has been accompanied by a barrage of criticism. “The latest IPCC report has truly sunk to the level of hilarious incoherence” Some critics have settled on the fiddled graphs, dodgy statistics and … Continue reading

Alice and the unicorn.

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This is a guest post by one of our regular commenters, Graeme No.3 —-<0>— ALICE AND THE UNICORN By Louis Karrol. Alice was almost asleep when the green rabbit wearing an unfortunate waistcoat ran past her. She didn’t notice at first that he was green because he was peering at his fob watch and muttering … Continue reading

Phlogiston and Global Warming.

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This is a guest post by one of our regular commenters, Graeme No.3 —-<0>— Gracious acceptance of criticism is not a common human trait.  In most scientists it provokes irritation, denial and antagonism.  Among what their admirers call the top climate scientists, dissent seems to provoke spectacular responses. They are obsessed with CO2 as an … Continue reading

It’s an ill wind.

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This is a guest post by one of our regular commenters, Graeme No.3 —-<0>— Electricity is available to many people at the touch of a button, so more people live in greater comfort and security than ever before in mankind’s time on earth.  Without electricity life is very basic, and then your life resembles that … Continue reading