Monthly Archives: January 2012

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On one hot June afternoon, my husband went to visit an ancient monument of Hyderabad to take its photographs. He was to give a power point presentation before a group of historians and other knowledgeable people at Salarjung Museum.  The subject for presentation is “Important Monumental Buidings of Hyderabad”. Since he wanted to make the work more authentic he decided to visit all these monuments  in person.

That particular day he planned to visit Koti, where there is a magnificent building ‘Residency”. Right in the middle of Koti area is a large estate of 65 acres which once was the abode of English Residents of East India Company.

“The Residents” are envoys appointed by the East India Company to guide and help Nizam, and at the same time to keep a watchful eye on him to establish a friendly and confidential communication between the Nizam and the company. During the…

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electronics hobby

You can switch on a load such as Water pump automatically at the required time through this Clock Controlled Relay. It uses an ordinary clock to trigger the circuit to switch on the load. The load remains on till it is switched off manually.


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The Imponderable One

“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”~Jerome K. Jerome (Three Men in a Boat, 1889).“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.” ~Don Marquis

“There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back.” ~Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

“The two rules of procrastination: 1) Do it today. 2) Tomorrow will be today tomorrow.” ~Author Unknown

“One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow.” ~Vincent T. Foss

Procrastination…. I thought about what that word meant— well a couple of months ago—and got the idea to create this blog post.  So last week I sat down to write it out and decided that I first needed to break the work down.  With “pro” obviously being a prefix, I thought I’d look up the word “crastinate.”  I finally got to…

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Working Hard

Nae's Nest

Working hard for a living
I am in a rush
No time to rest
Driving me nuts

Stuck in traffic
Cannot be late
To my next meeting
It determines my fate

My phone always rings
Afraid I’ll be wanted
Making me nervous
Feeling haunted

No time to rest
Feeling so ill
Getting too tired
I need a pill

This position has
Become so hard to keep
A constant struggle
No time to sleep

The price I pay
For this title
My dream job
Keeps me saddled

To keep this job
It is fire or hire
I have no choice
To live is my desire

I am working for a living
The pay is great
I get life
Or death is my fate

No other job
Can compare
This is the ultimate
Lots of wear and tear

To live or die
Given no thought
I choose life
Death can rot

by…

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Friday Funny – salud!

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Josh of cartoonsbyjosh.com writes:

I did this because I liked the idea of falsifying the evidence that wine is good for you, I mean why not if it is 5 minutes to midnight on the doomsday clock, makes perfect sense to me…

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Nacreous cloud show at the Arctic Circle

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From spaceweather.com An apparition of polar stratospheric clouds is underway around the Arctic Circle. “It is almost as good as the aurora borealis,” says Göran Strand, who took this picture last night from Östersund, Sweden:

Eric Schandall of Oslo, Norway, adds this report: “We have seen them for three evenings over Oslo, with the ones on Jan. 13th being the most dramatic and beautiful so far.”

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7&7 Link Award

We now return you to our regularly scheduled programming

Watts Up With That?

Thanks to all who supported the SOPA/PIPA blackout which was the main page of WUWT for 24 hours.

The thread is here, should you wish to comment further.

It appears to have been a success, as many dropped support. A total of thirteen senators announced their opposition to PIPA today, plus many in the House as well. Senator Inhofe saw the light when it was pointed out to him that SOPA/PIPA would likely damage the climate skeptic movement. My own congressman Wally Herger got schooled as well.

From wire sources:

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NOAA and “climate disasters” – made up words?

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I got a chuckle out of this new buzzword that NOAA has created in this press release: “climate disasters”. Personally, I think they’ve been caught up the disaster hype.

Why?

Well, because the term is undefined. It isn’t even in NOAA’s own glossary of meteorological terms, seen here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/box/glossary.htm or in the main glossary here: http://weather.gov/glossary/index.php?letter=c

The AMS glossary doesn’t define it either: http://amsglossary.allenpress.com/glossary/search?p=1&query=%22climate+disaster%22&submit=Search

   Unable to find term ‘”climate disaster”‘

Nor the Weather Channel: http://www.weather.com/glossary/c.html

NSIDC, that home of that master of disaster “the Arctic is Screaming” Dr. Mark Serreze, doesn’t have it either: http://nsidc.org/arcticmet/glossary/

Why, even the National Climatic Data Center, author of this press release, doesn’t have it:

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/ctl/glossary.html

So what is a “climate disaster”? Something apparently just made up on the spot to sound scary to apply to the “weather is not climate unless we say it is” meme.

NOAA: 2011 a year of…

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The Birth of CGR Science

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Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach

I was reading a study published in November 2011 in Science mag, paywalled of course. It’s called “The Pace of Shifting Climate in Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems”, by Burrows et al. (abstract here,  hereinafter B2011). However, I believe that the Supplementary Online Information (SOI) may not be paywalled, and it is here.

The study has 19 authors, clear proof of the hypothesis that the quality of the science is inversely proportional to the square of the named authors. They study has plenty of flash, something akin to what the song calls “28 color glossy photos with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one”, like the following:

Figure 1 from B2011.  ORIGINAL CAPTION: (A) Trends in land (Climate Research Unit data set CRU TS3.1) and ocean (Hadley Centre data set Had1SST 1.1) temperatures for 1960–2009, with latitude medians (red…

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