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Science, and the power of.. or the power of a white coat... just a wild guess, just not sure many here would be part of the 60% or so who actually killed the "learner"... who knows...

The Milgram Experiment (Full Video)

Mar 22, 2013 at 2:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterJiminy Cricket

Viv Evans

The following may help explain what is going on:-

Mar 22, 2013 at 9:23 AM | Registered CommenterGreen Sand

Friday Funny -

Mar 22, 2013 at 8:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterShevva

Viv Evans

What causes this and should we be afraid? No idea, but being afraid is definitely necessary!

It's only a few weeks since we had reports of record snowfall. Putting record snow together with record warmth, we get record warm/cold. Definitely time to be afraid.

And despite no-one is asking, here's the report from northern Tohoku. Wednesday night saw fierce winds and about 10cm of snow by Thursday morning. Today has been sunny and the fresh snow has all gone now. The undisturbed snow blanket in the rice fields is around 150cm. I'm not planning on changing onto summer tyres for at least another month.

Mar 22, 2013 at 8:29 AM | Registered CommenterHector Pascal

Viv -

Maybe we should ask Richard Betts if these "longer than usual daylight hours" have been experienced here in the western hemisphere, rather than just in Japan? Surely (like the MWP?) this would be a global phenomenon?

I have long been against media censorship (and have just signed the Scottish Reviews' petition against Lord McClusky's recommendations which sadly the SNP appear to be favouring - see "A petition for free speech in Scotland - but that said I do think that if the BBC were banned from covering science and weather/climate stories, it would not always be a bad thing.

Mar 22, 2013 at 8:25 AM | Registered Commenterlapogus

I learned something new today, thanks to the BBC (Breakfast). Showing cherry blossoms in Japan, they reported that the Japanese Met Office put this early flowering down to warmer than usual weather (nothing new) and ... 'longer than usual daylight hours' ... yes, there's apparently now 'normal' daylight and 'longer than normal' daylight.
Confused? Me too ...
What causes this and should we be afraid? No idea, but being afraid is definitely necessary!

Mar 22, 2013 at 7:16 AM | Unregistered CommenterViv Evans

3pm Friday is the deadline for amendments to be submitted to the Crime and Courts Bill, which is in the Lords on Monday. The clauses being considered include those for various parts of the Leveson “deal” (Of course, given this isn’t statutory regulation of the press we may well be imagining it.)

Let us be clear – the manner in which this has been brought to bear, in 2am meetings with lobbyists, no civil society input, rushed drafting and ill-considered consequences should not be the way to make law. Indeed, we cannot think of a worse way to make law.

Yesterday we became aware of a meeting, organised by Hacked Off, to discuss bloggers concerns. We, like Index on Censorship, did not receive an invitation but after we asked to attend we were allowed in. We made clear that this law has been rushed and should, at worst, be delayed so the drafting could be properly thought through. Hacked Off “have no position” on this – make of that what you may.

Below is the clause of “relevant publishers” that the Lords will/may vote to accept on Monday. Big Brother Watch’s website, like a host of other campaign organisations and non-news media, will be caught up.

If you know a friendly peer, let us know!

Read more here.

Mar 21, 2013 at 7:10 PM | Registered Commentermatthu

I note the convenient result of 'its all in the mind so don't worry' is only for Turbines 30M tall which is not really a fair sample.

Mar 21, 2013 at 6:02 PM | Registered CommenterBreath of Fresh Air

Brownedoff: having read that SSE document, it clearly is worse than we thought!

There is the double whammy of power stations closing or having reduced capacity coupled with little or no replacement capacity in the pipleline. Since almost certainly the other power companies are thinking/behaving in the same way, God knows what the future holds.

I knew we were losing six power stations at the end of the month but I didn't realise the ongoing reduction in output at some of the remaining plants; Peterhead droppping from 1,840MW to 400MW over the coming year is quite shocking.

Mar 21, 2013 at 5:12 PM | Unregistered Commenterstanj


"Averages from earlier years may be from just one or two recorders"

So Gilbert White wouldn't do, then..?

Mar 21, 2013 at 3:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames P

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