I wouldn’t trust them with my security. Why should you?


In June 1943 in the middle of WWII, US Congressman Andrew May visited Pear Harbour for a top-secret briefing on how the naval battle in the Pacific was progressing. Part of the briefing was the disclosure that US submarine losses were very light because the Japanese didn’t know how deep US subs could actually dive, … Continue reading

So, was climategate a hack after all?


This is going to be one of those difficult articles to write, just to make it easy to read. It’s going to get technical at points, because it has to, so there’s going to be more than a few detours to explain things, but bear with me. It’s Sunday afternoon, I’m wearing sunglasses indoors, it’s a … Continue reading

Internet Security 4 : I’d like to ask a favour of you.


Pointman’s is an analysis and opinion piece blog, primarily aimed at fighting climate alarmism. When there’s something big in the news on that front and I think I have something to offer on it, I may go into blog overdrive and put out a few pieces on it but that’s the exception rather than the … Continue reading

Happy birthday Pointman’s.


It doesn’t seem like it, but it’s been a year since I started this blog. I started it for a number of reasons and with more than a few reservations but with some modest hopes in sight, so now seems to be an appropriate time to think about how it’s doing and the experience of being a … Continue reading

The Al Gore Climate Reality Event : A call to arms.


There’s an interesting proposal being made at Anthony Watt’s site WUWT to fight the upcoming Al Gore Climate Reality Event scheduled for Sept. 14th 2011. In essence, it suggests setting up a central resource which will contain quotes by global warming high priests. What’s being called for is your participation in digging out appropriate quotes with … Continue reading

Internet Security 3: The Worst Sort Of Predator.


This is a nasty, distasteful and distressing area to post a topic on but if it saves the happy childhood of one kid, it’ll be worth it. If you’re a parent, which I am, anything like this is tough going but I’d encourage you to read on. I think it was Will Rogers who said … Continue reading

Internet security 2 : There’s a lot more going on than you’d think.


In a previous article here, I gave some information about what basic precautions you should take in order to enjoy the web safely. I’d like to drop down to a slightly lower level and tell you a few more simple things you can do to make surfing the web a lot safer. They won’t be technical … Continue reading

Why Climategate was not a computer hack.


Why Climategate was not a computer hack. In the year since the Climategate material became public, I’ve read many articles on the effect the publication has had on the AGW debate. When it is referred to as a hack in them, I usually don’t bother reading any further. If the writer of the article is … Continue reading

Internet Security 1 : Let’s be safe out there.


There are a number of reasons why you should always blog anonymously and very few against it. There are some fanatics in the AGW debate whose activities go far beyond what would be termed acceptable behaviour both in the blogosphere or outside it. Indeed, if they were traced and they can be, they could end … Continue reading