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You're wasting your time with Campbell. I haven't been able to stand him since he ruined Watchdog along with that parasite Julia Bradbury. Shouty arse. All the celebs live in an echo chamber of their own making, but should the consensus change, they'll pretend that they were always sceptical. Twitter isn't the medium for debate it's designed for preaching to the converted.

Jun 28, 2017 at 11:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Jun 28, 2017 at 3:06 PM | tomo

Gone are the days of the number of bananas to the pound.
Banana/Pound/Euro parity approaches.

Jun 28, 2017 at 11:26 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

DAMIAN THOMPSON of Speccie
" The BBC’s love-in with Jeremy Corbyn has major implications for Britain and needs to stop.
The Beeb may pretend to be above party politics but its tweet accompanying a picture of Jezza addressing a crowd at Glastonbury says otherwise."
the-bbcs-love-in-with-jeremy-corbyn-has-major-implications-for-britain-and-needs-to-stop in the Sun

Jun 28, 2017 at 11:13 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

LOL at tomo and gc. I think I understand the arcane art now. My dining room ceiling is wet... and yes it was raining. I really don't want to use it to test snow or tornados. To be honest I don't really like using it to predict the rain. One of these days I'll find out where it's leaking.

It's not me then that gets really pissed off that the few minutes they allow for the weather are cut in half by them telling us the weather we already had, regardless of whether it was interesting or not.

Jun 28, 2017 at 11:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

@Pcar I had another surreal episode as I went back to that Nicky Campbell Rutherford discussion
- We began by addressing their previous points and then get back to my ONE essential point that you must challenge Islamic dogma just the same as you'd challenge creationist dogma.

Now I did expect them just to ignore us, but instead they sent 7 tweets
..And was not a rational discussion , instead they were diversionary snarky and namecalling etc.

Like they first just ignored the Islam point, instead as if they are both in the same room they sent me 2 tweets listing issues they consider too wacky and become a "laughing stock" if they cover, which is a bit bit rich considering they do regularly cover issues other people consider wacky/flawed (so often are already a laughing stock)
eg Rutherford is a Climate/GreenEnergy nut ..and over the years I've heard him fail to call out bad science on some other things
- So I thought OK I'll point that out and then hopefully we'll get back to the Islam issue.
- Now I knew I was talking to Rutherford cos I got him to own up to a particular error but he was still sarcastic.
But with Campbell I think his 15 year old daughter must be in charge of the Twitter cos the replies were real sarky eg on about a Nobel prize for crap

Then Rutherford said he'd had enough, so I said "Over and Out"
Yet Campbell 30 mins later sent 2 more sarky tweets about Nobel Prize, one of which says "stop or I may have to call the constabulary".. WTF I'd already Over and outed and why refer to the police? He can hardly claim harassment he could just ignore the tweets in the first place ..And indeed 15 mins later he blocked the account we were using .

I don't understand their strange behaviour ...maybe they thought they were going to gang up and "beat me" on Twitter.

I have seen something similar on LibMob echo-chamber discussions.
Users that take the Labour line are seen as one of the OUR-TRIBE, but as soon as you pull them up they see you as an outsider..and stereotype
... as if all non-agree-ers must be UKIP and all UKIP must be racist ..so must be sneered at.
Then when you do trap them with logic/evidence, they explode with cognitive dissonance. .
screenshots should be read from bottom of page up

Jun 28, 2017 at 11:04 PM | Unregistered Commenterstewgreen

actually how is a bit of rubbery plant supposed to 'tell' the weather? Does it change colour? Go limp or align itself with magnetic north? Our ancestors were bonkers... but it's still cheaper than a met office person.

Jun 28, 2017 at 2:37 PM | TinyCO2

Old Fishermen's Wives tales abound but.....

The seaweed known as Bladder Wrack ( Fucus vesiculosus ) is well known around the British Isles, and both the common and Latin names are good substitutes for expletives.

The bladders or vesicles are about the same size as bubble wrap and act as flotation devices. Hanging a piece up would give an indication of a change in humidity and possibly pressure. Hanging up a piece for too long would give an indication by smell, that it was time to get a new piece of seaweed.

Additionally:
If the seaweed is wet, it is or has been raining.
If it is dry and cracked, it has been hot and sunny.
If it is not moving, there is no wind.
If it is moving a bit, there is a bit of wind.
If it is flapping about a bit, it is windy.
If it has vanished, it has been very windy.
If you cannot see where the seaweed was supposed to be, it is night time, and there is no moonlight.

It should be noted that with all the latest technology, BBC Met Office Weather Bulletins still insist on telling us about the weather we have had, before forecasting what might happen next. A piece of seaweed is just as accurate at hindcasting.

I trust that this information is helpful.

Jun 28, 2017 at 10:12 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Cursing at BBCwatchdog for saying the smartmeter deadline is 2020 not the 2025 that was reported last week
Then I check the Utility Week article and its got a correction note

The Queens Speech notes contain a mention that a new bill will give the ability to change regulations by 5 years
“extend the Government’s ability to make changes to smart meter regulations by five years, making sure the rollout is delivered effectively, and that benefits are maximised into the future”
screenshot ..theenergyst.com

Jun 28, 2017 at 9:17 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

A notable (no pun) moment in the history of The Bolivarian Revolution

Shades of Weimar Germany - bananas outweighed by the banknotes required to purchase them.

Jun 28, 2017 at 3:06 PM | Registered Commentertomo

TinyCO2

the forecaster worked out well - a 72 hour period was required with 24 hour specified sea state at the end - a commitment had to be made - he called it correctly after a bit of waiting...

Most times though - the weather stone is more reliable.

Jun 28, 2017 at 2:51 PM | Registered Commentertomo

When a bit of seaweed would have done almost as well.... actually how is a bit of rubbery plant supposed to 'tell' the weather? Does it change colour? Go limp or align itself with magnetic north? Our ancestors were bonkers... but it's still cheaper than a met office person.

Jun 28, 2017 at 2:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

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