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Secret Santa searchable

Reader Simon Barnett has made the Secret Santa data searchable online. See here.


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If he's trying to be anonymous, putting a by-line on the search page isn't the way to go about it.

Edit: never mind.

P.S. Typo on the search page - should be "string delimiting"

Jan 9, 2013 at 1:21 PM | Registered CommenterHaroldW

Links from the search results don't work for me -- win7 & chrome.

Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to

Jan 9, 2013 at 1:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterRick Bradford

Donna is now receiving demands from the IPCC legal counsel to stop all of this leak stuff.

Jan 9, 2013 at 1:38 PM | Unregistered Commenterlurker, passing through laughing

Kudos and thanks to Simon for this facility, but:

Searching for 'bollocks' finds 419 results.
Searching for 'climate bollocks' finds 69 results.

I find it difficult to believe that IPCC reviewers would be so candid about the contents of the various draft documents.

Jan 9, 2013 at 2:12 PM | Registered Commenterlapogus

I can see the search results (e.g. for "wind energy") but cannot connect to the links supplied.
Using IE 10 in normal as well as in compatibility view => same result

Jan 9, 2013 at 3:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlbert Stienstra

Look suspicious. A search of this site shows no previous appearance of a 'Simon Barnett'.

Jan 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Shade

The server is severing the connection, so it looks like a performance issue.

Jan 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterTheBigYinJames

Same for me. Reports search results, but the links go nowhere.

Jan 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterStuck-Record

Probaby a government/IPCC site to collect deniers' IP addresses. Smiley, I hope.

Jan 9, 2013 at 4:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterRhoda Klapp

As lapogus it seems a little buggy - I did the bollocks search and it managed to open a few of the docs - none of them contained the word when I searched inside them.

Good effort though.

Jan 9, 2013 at 5:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterMorph

I'll be interested in all of the papers that are on topics such as redistribution of wealth, poverty reduction, getting women working so that they have fewer babies, natural resource management, equity, justice, global governance...

Jan 9, 2013 at 6:37 PM | Unregistered Commenterkramer

Search does not work. Suspicious, don't go there.

Jan 9, 2013 at 7:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Silver

Tried the 'bollocks' test on the FOIA Climategate searchable database for comparison and it passes with no results returned.

Jan 9, 2013 at 9:03 PM | Registered CommenterPharos

However, 'balls' returns an email to Mike Hulme.

Jan 9, 2013 at 9:06 PM | Registered CommenterPharos

This time the search works; I received a number of working links on the keywords "wind energy". One of the documents returned was IPCC WGII AR5 Chapter 10. It contained no real information, though. A very bureaucratic-style doc.

Jan 9, 2013 at 9:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlbert Stienstra

Hiya --

Firstly, there was some firewall weirdness earlier in the day that has now been resolved. I've also been tweaking the code to iron out some "undocumented features". Apologies to those of you who caught errors / weirdness.

Note: I've just done an update that allows you to search the files on your local machine if you already downloaded them - instructions of the search page.

@lapogus - yep, hands up - twas a bug in the negation code. Should be resolved now. Sorry about that and thanks for positive feedback :).

@John Silver - C'mon dude, show some love - I'm doing this during coffee breaks ... it's entirely legit but I've rushed to get this into the hands of sceptic community as soon as possible. If it takes another day to iron out the kinks (and I think/hope I now have) please just bear with me, mkay?

@Rhoda Klapp - your privacy is assured at this end ;)

@HaroldW - nope - delimination is a valid conjugation of deliminate :).

@John Shade - Hey! I've been here, just not had anything useful to contribute till now!

Jan 9, 2013 at 11:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterSimon Barnett

Simon -
OK, thanks, that's a new word by me!

Jan 9, 2013 at 11:36 PM | Registered CommenterHaroldW

Only the paranoid survives.

Jan 10, 2013 at 10:36 AM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Silver

Only the paranoid survives
... and then only if he's paranoid enough!

Jan 10, 2013 at 11:29 AM | Registered CommenterMike Jackson

Just call this AR5 (arse) GATE.

Jan 10, 2013 at 11:52 AM | Unregistered Commenterpono

I'm only half as paranoid as I should be.

Jan 11, 2013 at 12:37 AM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Silver

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