Time out

Life interruptus.

Thanks to a number of things that suddenly demand all my attention, all of the time, the blog is taking a break. It might be a short break, it might be a long break. I can’t predict with any accuracy and since I’m not a climate scientist, I won’t try.

Hosting is paid up for while ahead, so the site’s safe if you need a hottie fix. And the Blogroll is replete with talent, wit and in one very special case, all the nakedry you can shake a stick at. Poor choice of words, but Soylent won’t mind.

For actual science stuff I recommend WUWT and Tallbloke. Climate Change Dispatch is a good source of AGW stories, and for snark you need Ace, or at least Ace’s commenters. And if you’re interested in just how bad a day Raj Pachauri is having, check with Minx the Merciless.

TA covers the UK, Simon at ACM has down-under covered, and Tom Nelson doesn’t miss anything, anywhere. And for pure Internet entertainment, Theo is unbeatable.

As always, thanks for reading.

Update December 2015 

The site was hacked (probably by a disgruntled hippie) and while all posts have now been restored, all images and most videos were lost. Given the age of the blog many links may be broken, navigate at your own discretion.

Cool

Things that are cool or cooling.

The site is back up. The bad host that suspended the account without notice and killed both the blog and email addresses for the long weekend is toast and I’m a happy customer of the kind and helpful folks at Bluehost. Thanks to Tom at Climate Change Dispatch for the referral.

Last month.

Al Gore’s reception from fellow warmists.

Al Gore is doing a disservice to science by overplaying the link between climate change and weather.  To claim that we are causing meteorological events that would not have occurred without human influence is just plain wrong

Britain:

Britain is set to suffer a mini ice age that could last for decades and bring with it a series of bitterly cold winters.

But don’t blame a trace gas essential to life on Earth, it’s the Sun, stupid:

The prediction, to be published in Nature magazine, is based on observations of a slight fall in the sun’s emissions of ultraviolet radiation, which may, over a long period, trigger Arctic conditions for many years.

Which is awkward for a nation that was duped into erecting thousands of giant bird shredders which don’t work in cold weather.

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Cool

Things that are cool or cooling.

The site is back up. The bad host that suspended the account without notice and killed both the blog and email addresses for the long weekend is toast and I’m a happy customer of the kind and helpful folks at Bluehost. Thanks to Tom at Climate Change Dispatch for the referral.

Last month.

Al Gore’s reception from fellow warmists.

Al Gore is doing a disservice to science by overplaying the link between climate change and weather.  To claim that we are causing meteorological events that would not have occurred without human influence is just plain wrong

Britain:

Britain is set to suffer a mini ice age that could last for decades and bring with it a series of bitterly cold winters.

But don’t blame a trace gas essential to life on Earth, it’s the Sun, stupid:

The prediction, to be published in Nature magazine, is based on observations of a slight fall in the sun’s emissions of ultraviolet radiation, which may, over a long period, trigger Arctic conditions for many years.

Which is awkward for a nation that was duped into erecting thousands of giant bird shredders which don’t work in cold weather.

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Hosting Issues

The Daily Bayonet will be moving to a new, dedicated server over the weekend.

This wasn’t a planned move but has been made necessary because too many of you want to read about hippies behaving badly, or to ogle hotties. But mostly ogle hotties.

There may be service interruptions, there may be long, cold lonely hours without hotties. Sorry.

We’re working on a temporary solution, but if the Koch Brothers happen by to get a Charlize Theron fix, now would be an appropriate time to forward my overdue skeptic juice.

See you on the other side, of something.

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High wire robots

A robot may soon be able to maintain high-voltage power lines according to the NYT Green blog:

…like all good robots, it has a name, in this case Ti, for Transmission Inspection. Ti can function autonomously, analyzing data from its sensors and sending a radio signal back if it finds something that its computer brain decides is amiss.

Machines doing dangerous jobs is a good idea generally, but no robot will ever make a film as good as this:

..

Round-up tomorrow.

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We’re sunk. No wait, I mean cinq.

Five years ago today The Daily Bayonet took to the blogosphere for the first time as a typepad freebie site.

It took a full year to achieve the first 1000 visitors, a number that is exceeded daily thanks to the popularity of the global warming hoax weekly round-ups and the support of many excellent folk on the blogroll.

Since the conversion of the site to its own dedicated domain in April 2009  here are a few milestones:

  • The most popular post (not including weekly round-ups) has been this one from when Climategate broke.
  • The most tweeted post was Green Fatigue
  • My personal favorite remains ‘Will the economy kill the global warming hoax
  • Sometime last September we passed 500,000 page views since the migration to dailybayonet.com
  • The most searched-for hottie is Jewel Staite.  Which gives me an idea of how to wrap up this somewhat self-indulgent post.

Thank you all for reading, The Daily Bayonet is a hobby and your visits, links, comments and support makes it fun every day.

Round-up tomorrow.

Jewel Staite, most searched-for hottie

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Blogroll and other news

This is one of those cleaning up the blog notices and a quiet call for contributors.

The blogroll has been brought up to date with some additions and deletions.  Among the links we say farewell to today:

Australian Climate Madness though I hope one day to add this if/when Simon returns to the blogosphere

Gore Lied.  Klockarman hasn’t officially hung up his spurs, but there’s been nothing new for months.  I try to keep the blogroll links current and active – if he pops up again, I’ll return him to the hallowed halls of the sidebar.

I Love CO2 has become an auto-aggregator, not an opinion site.  Tom Nelson provides more links with better snark so I?CO2 is a redundant link.

On the positive news for today, say hello to shiny new blogroll additions Liberalguy and The Stiletto.  Neither are all climate, all the time, but there are some right-thinking folks at both places.  Chances are if you like The Daily Bayonet, you’ll find something to like there too.

For reasons too annoying and numerous to go into here, The Daily Bayonet no longer posts at Examiner.com.  All the content that was available there can be read here, select the ‘Examiner’ tag from the left sidebar.

I’ll be checking in with the guest contributors we haven’t heard from in a while.  There may be opportunities for new contributors.  If you’ve got something to say and a blog that needs more readers, drop me an email.  If you’ve got something to say and need a place to say it, I’m open to ideas.

You can see from the blogroll deletions that we lose friends all too regularly because blogging can be a chore or just too much work or just too expensive to carry on.  The Daily Bayonet has grown into something far beyond my original expectations, and none of that success would be possible without people like you reading my nonsense and then coming back for more, so thank you.  Really – thank you.

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Blogger down

The weekly round-up will not be published today, due to a laptop that will. not. boot.

That’s the laptop with all the links in it.  Yeah, I know.

If I can restore the computer from its current paperweight status, the round-up will happen tomorrow.

Apologies for the crushing disappointment I know you feel.  Now, where’s my hammer?

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