Shall I compare thee to a surface dataset?
Thou art more sinuous and less temperate
Tough minds do strip the certainty away
And HadObs range hath all too short a date
Sometimes breaching 2-sigma lines
And yet by aerosols remain undimm’d
As tree-by-tree conceals decline
It’s Chance (and Nature’s random walk) we’ve binned
But thy enforcéd heating shall not fade
Discard well ECS that is the low’st
As UHI skews measurements we’ve made
Remain – with this dissimulation – warm as tow’st.
The RAZRi has an Intel chipset and is incompatible with a number of apps.
These are the app. I’ve personally, briefly, tested and found compatible on 4.2.1
AlpineQuest GPS Hiking
Anton’s Calendar Widget
Big Buttons Keyboard Deluxe
CamScanner (Full Version)
ES File Explorer
EZ Time Tracker
Gleeo Time Tracker
Multi Wifi Widget
Remember The Milk
TuneIn Radio Pro
Fictitious parasite: purportedly a relative of the far less imposing Common Up-tick, but now almost universally regarded as a misidentification.
Originally believers described it’s “unprecedented” near-vertical attitude, and characteristic warning “BOOM!”. Subsequent examination reveals it’s likely to be a Gentle Down-tick that has gorged itself on dates but, finding it cannot process them properly, regurgitates an unordered mess.
This renders it so thin and unrecognisable that observers have trouble telling what it is, and which way it’s pointing.
Increasingly elderly, tough, semi-domesticated livestock. Kept in line by a single ruthless herds-Mann, they owe their longevity primarily to constantly chewing over the same old cud.
In appearance, dominant Bully Goats can be readily identified, sporting distinctive facial hair (the “goatee”) and a thinning pate.
Behaviourally, Bully Goats are marked by a tremendously stubborn attitude, snorting and defending their ground, and reluctant to concede an inch, no matter how shaky it may be underfoot. Younger examples rarely thrive unless they emulate this behaviour.
On very rare occasions, a member of the herd (or “Team” to use the proper collective noun) breaks ranks and goes rogue. The rest of the Team refer to this as a “Judith Goat”, claiming it’s aim is solely to lead other Team members to a ruinous end.
Newly discovered species, with a notable ability to generate a loud, colourful, attention grabbing display. However, when challenged, it uses a defensive mechanism that involves silently altering it’s conclusions in an attempt to blend into the background.
Juvenile examples can fall prone to opportunistic infestations of upticks. The uptick is thought to be passed on by contact with other slippery reptiles. This relationship can appear benign – even advantageous – but can be very damaging in the long run.
Dull grey plumage married with bizarre mannerisms identify this otherwise undistinguished bird.
Prone to indecipherable squawking, it has been caught in the wild ecstatically replying to the echo of it’s own calls.
Fossil records show that the (r)Egret has gradually evolved a longer and more flexible neck, perhaps in response to furious attempts to recurse up it’s own cloaca.
Recent observations indicate that it is a migratory species, in one case taking flight for thousands of miles and coming to rest in comfort in South-West England, prompting speculation it had fouled it’s previous nest.
I went to see Prometheus.
Flawed in the characterisation, dialogue and plot department, but visually spectacular, and I’d see it again in a heartbeat (in a less arse-gratingly painful chair).
Amongst the many forgiveable leaps of scientific imagination, we’re asked to accept, early on, that an atmospheric concentration of CO2 of 3% will cause death to human beings within 2 minutes (I thought I may have misremembered, but other fanboi postings seem to bear it out).
Now this is utter balls, but for me, it’s more annoying than the other flights of fancy. Why?
- It’s a fact that’s trivial to check, and trivial to get right. 3% at 2 minutes isn’t anywhere close to correct
- There are other very much more poisonous gases that could be referred to. Why even pick CO2?
In an environment where almost any genuinely deadly chemical would be plausible, and where a credulous audience is also willing to accept mutant generating broth, setting the essential trace gas CO2 up as the bad guy just looks like artfully inserted propaganda.
By coincidence, Prometheus makes several appearances in other related fields, whether it’s as Prometheus, or as Prometheus,