Please post ideas for new threads, tips on relevant and interesting threads elsewhere, and notes about pretty much anything you like here.

The scissors will be wielded to commercial spam, lewd suggestions, and anything else I don’t like. 😎

  1. oldbrew says:

    Link back to Suggestions 36

    [for viewing only please]

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  2. oldbrew says:

    14 DEC 2018
    The first of two EPR reactors at China’s Taishan nuclear power plant enters into commercial operation

    Taishan 1 is providing EPR reactors around the world with its experience in project management and technological expertise. The first reactors to benefit from this experience are the two Hinkley Point C units currently being built in the UK. The two companies are also partners in the Sizewell C EPR project, as well as in the Bradwell B project which is based on Hualong technology.

    Keep an eye on that one.

  3. Paul Vaughan says:

    C-the-Stablest Ties U-Turn

    We’re left accupuncturing red tape from the right angle.

    Informally expansive seas cross so well-redacted avenues.

    IT’s ill icon econo low gists in the tick into IT shun.

  4. oldbrew says:

    Another crater near Hiawatha?

    Longtime Tusk buddy and dedicated Catastr­ophist Steve Garcia went crater hunting and located IMHO a good candidate for the second crater hinted at by NASA scientist Dr. Joe MacGregor of the Hiawatha Discovery Team.

  5. oldbrew says:

    This Talkshop post seems popular at the moment.

    Possibly due to this…

    Giving Credit to Willis Eschenbach
    December 31st, 2018 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

    The non-greenhouse theory of Nikolov (and now Zeller-Nikolov) continues to live on, most recently in this article I’ve been asked about on social media.
    – – –
    Can the critics/doubters explain why the temp on Venus at 1 bar pressure is the same as that on Earth at 1 bar, after adjusting for the different distance from the Sun?

    See also: Nikolov & Zeller: Reply to Eschenbach [2012]
    – – –
    Add this…

    Is empirical data ‘silly’?

    – – –
    This seems to have stirred some interest 😎

    OpEdNews 12/28/2018 at 03:27:53
    The Zeller-Nikolov climate discovery may turn the world upside down.
    By Christopher Calder

    If carbon dioxide was the powerful greenhouse gas alarmists claim it to be, the calculations for Venus would have to be dramatically different than the calculations for Earth, but they are the same. This tells us that CO2 has no measurable direct effect on planetary temperature, which makes perfect sense as the Earth has experienced severe ice ages when atmospheric CO2 levels were many times higher than they are today. [page 2 paywalled]

    Ned Nikolov says: ‘Kudos to Mr. Calder for describing so accurately our research results without even interviewing us!’

  6. oldbrew says:

    The ‘debate’ is hotting up 😉

    Willis & Anthony & Roy = Flat Earth Theorists
    Published on January 1, 2019

    Written by Joseph E Postma

    Someone sent me this:

    Have You Seen This

    So, I decided to write them a letter:

  7. A C Osborn says:

    oldbrew says: January 1, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Can you please inform Ned that the Nice Mr Eschenbach is calling him a cheat and liar on that thread.
    He is saying that Ned has used the wrong Surafce Temperature for Mars to make it fit the Profile.
    He says Ned used 180K and it should be 201K.
    ” Willis Eschenbach
    January 2, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Thanks, Jim, clearly stated.

    I note that you correctly say:

    Solving for the Martian surface temperature, we get 210K. Considering that the average surface temperature for Mars is from 208k to 210K, there’s not much “excess” to play with.

    In that regard, note that Ned Nikolov simply made up a Martian temperature of 180K so it would fit with his bogus “Miracle Equation” … oooh, very, very bad boy …”

  8. A C Osborn says:

    “Willis Eschenbach
    January 3, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Nikolov was brutal, but far from honest. If he had been he’d have noted that he used the less accurate of my two replacements for his curve fitting, rather than the one that has only three quarters of the RMS error of his curve fitting.

    And if he were honest he wouldn’t have used a bogus temperature for Mars (180K) simply because it fit his curve to within 0.1°C. Instead, he would honestly have used the real Mars temperature of 201K, which gives a 30°C error …”

  9. oldbrew says:

    ACO – I don’t think Ned N is interested in what W.E. thinks any more…

  10. A C Osborn says:

    Oldbrew, it is not just about Ned, it is also about the impressionable types reading what Eschenbach says.

  11. oldbrew says:

    Anyone serious should look at N&Z’s papers rather than rely on a blog post.

    And/or see Nikolov on Twitter:

    Here’s a sample – convection must counter any ‘back radiation’…

  12. oldbrew says:

    Greece gripped by cold front, snowfall, winds disrupt travel
    Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-04

    ATHENS, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) — The new year started with a cold front sweeping through Greece which blanketed in snow many parts of the country on Thursday, causing travel disruptions, Greek national news agency AMNA reported.

    The weather system named “Sophia” has brought snowfall in several regions of the mainland, especially in northern and central Greece, as well as winds up to 9 on the Beaufort scale at sea, following the heavy rainfalls of the first hours of 2019.
    – – –
    The “Sophia” cold front made itself felt throught Greece as several areas experienced heavy snowfall and several events or scheduled routes are being cancelled throughout the day.

    So far, the weather has affected travel and shut down a ski centre (in Seli). The low temperatures will continue to Saturday, with some reaching several degrees below zero overnight, especially in northern Greece.

  13. oldbrew says:

    The Stratosphere – why do we care?
    Simon Lee
    PhD student studying the stratosphere and S2S forecasting, University of Reading

    Through a process known as stratosphere-troposphere coupling, the stratosphere and the troposphere beneath can ‘talk’ via the influence of planetary/Rossby waves. These very large waves in the mid-latitude westerly flow can propagate vertically from the troposphere into the stratosphere and influence the circulation there – a process known as wave-mean flow interaction. Sometimes, this is strong enough to strongly disrupt the SPV, and when that happens, the isolated reservoir of cold air is broken down and the temperature sky-rockets… by as much as 50C in only a few days. This is known as a Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW). Very strong SSWs – called major SSWs – occur in approximately 6 winters per decade, and result in a reversal of the Polar Night Jet to easterlies. The Polar Vortex is either displaced, split up, or destroyed.

  14. oldbrew says:

    Photo shows venting radioactivity from 1987 nuclear bomb tests at Novaya Zemlya

    The photo of a nuclear bomb test going terrible wrong in August 1987 is revealed by a Russian blogger.
    By Thomas Nilsen – January 08, 2019

  15. sunspotlover says:

    I found evidence that solar cycle 25 started in November 2018.

    Normally this kind of articles on ResearchGate gets a few reads, while I already have hundreds… Maybe it has to do with outside of the box thinking?

  16. oldbrew says:

    The rise of financial blacklisting
    Censorship has a new battleground

    James Delingpole – January 8, 2019

    Can you imagine how scary it would be to live in a world where your livelihood depended on having the ‘correct’ politics? It’s the sort of thing you might expect of totalitarian regimes – Baathist Iraq under Saddam Hussain; everywhere that has ever tried communism; increasingly, Xi’s panopticon China – but definitely not of any liberal democracy in the 21st century.

    That dystopian future, though, may be much closer than you think.

  17. johnm33 says:

    Don’t want to wreck the Venus thread so here will do, I’ve been thinking lately that perhaps Venus has a very powerful magnetic field, which if Ken Wheeler is right about fields is much more tightly curved, and that it does not yet extend much beyond it’s surface. Some of the images are very interesting,

    Is supercritical co2 affected by magnetism?

  18. oldbrew says:

    Slight problem there John.

    Venus is known not to have a magnetic field.

  19. johnm33 says:

    I worked one summer at a scrap yard where there was a magnet on a gantry that was capable of picking up more than the gantry’ weight limit, I never ceased to be amazed at the suddeness of it’s action as it approached it’s target. It was a comment by Ken Wheeler when talking about the relative power of two neodymium magnets, and how the curvature of the field of the more powerful was so much tighter, and thus more confined spatially that liberated the idea. So since I’d begun trying to make sense of Venus’ deceleration and it’s rapidly rotating atmosphere then I’m already wondering about an EM interaction with a field, Either the charge field of MM. or perhaps the overarching field suggested by Eugene Bagashov ,

    it’s possible interaction [acceleration?] with the atmosphere and then this yin/yang cross section through a birkland current shows up.
    Now since I’m already prepared to consider that Venus was once the core of Jupiter the assurances of the mainstream that Venus has no magnetic field carry some but not much weight.

  20. oldbrew says:

    Tom – just another deluded groupthinker 😀

  21. oldbrew says:


    PG&E faces at least $30 billion in liabilities from devastating wildfires over the last two years, including the Camp Fire, the deadliest in state history, that destroyed thousands of buildings and claimed 86 lives.

    Such liabilities would kill most companies apart from a few giants like BP and VW.

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