Thursday, June 23, 2022

Three Songs for This Week


I woke up Monday with a fever, flipped on the radio and heard:


Thirty-plus years after the nukes were taken off alert, the morons in charge have put them back on.  Over a border war to which we have no connection, half a world away.  No words to express my disgust.  So let's move on to:


Yep, that's more like it.  At least for some limited areas.  Nah, not really.  You know how these things tend to get out of hand.  Time for something more direct:


Yeah, wrap it up, I'll take that one.  Don't have an axe.  Will a chainsaw do?

Can't even smell my damn coffee, and I brew it strong, dark, and pungent.  Next time some idiot says "Let's do some GOF work on coronaviruses, it'll be cool," remember, life finds a way.

Don't get too near, a little snappish today.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

One Note on the Reporting of Science


Sabine Hossenfelder has some relevant comments.  Yeah, this malreporting makes me grind my teeth too.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Two Notes on the Practice of Science


As usual, over at SMBC:
The plant-your-stakes paper.  It's even easier if it's a conference talk with a published abstract.
On selection pressure.  It helps to be long-lived.

They're only funny because they're at least somewhat true.  Be sure to mouse-over for another joke, and hit the big red button for one more gag.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

What I'm Reading Right Now


Peter Zeihan's latest, The End of the World is Just the Beginning.  See link for the author's video summary.

No content to add so far beyond that, since I've barely begun the book.  Be sure to buy through your local bookstore.

Webb First Images, July 12th


The Webb IR space telescope's first publicly released images will drop on July 12th.    LINK


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Radios, Hurricanes, and Other Related Hassles


New article up at The SWLing Post today, featuring some *ahem* knowledgable local input on the matter.

Speaking of which... oh, look.  The fun and adventure never ceases around this place.


Friday, June 3, 2022

Will be dialing it in.


X-Raydio on the radio, at 6pm EST this Sunday evening, 9395 kHz.


If this vaguely rings a bell, here's a tie-in blog post from about six years ago that's worth a revisit.

Post-Listen Note: Total bust.  Blasts of RFI in my neighborhood made listening futile.  I could hear the signal down in the noise, but couldn't at the moment relocate for an hour, so in the end I just gave up.