The newest version of the Google Chromecast has finally arrived – and it looks just like a hockey puck! At first glance, it is apparently clear that Google decided to stray away from the rectangular stick look of its popular streaming device. Show More Summary
(September 26; Toronto) There's an unmistakable sound -- the 'thwack' of a hockey stick striking a road hockey ball on pavement -- that has been readily recognizable since we were children. And on Saturday, September 26, that sound filled the parking lots of Woodbine Racetrack, mixed with the excitement a major event as THE Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer took place.
Some weird things can happen in a hockey game, but things got really weird for Alexander Semin on Thursday night against the Washington Capitals. He was skating toward the boards to make a play when this happened: Semin gets a #Caps'...Show More Summary
Guy looking at books, to no one in particular: I don’t want to hear or see anything about the devil, demons, voodoo or big hairy black guys. –Barnes & Noble Overheard by: 153 Guy hawking pamphlets: How to sucker punch the devil right in the ass! –W 12th & Brodway Overheard by: Why didn’t I […]
A review of Mark Steyn's new book, A Disgrace to the Profession: The World’s Scientists – in their own words – on Michael E Mann, his Hockey Stick and their Damage to Science.
You don't need to love hockey to appreciate the stick work of Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews. In a viral video posted Thursday, Toews slaps the puck in the net, popping a water bottle into the air. He then rifles another puck right into the airborne water bottle. Cheers follow. Show More Summary
The long-awaited (and long overdue) PAGES2K synthesis of 57 high-resolution ocean sediment series (OCEAN2K) was published a couple of weeks ago (see here here). Co-author Michael Evans’ announcement made the results sound like the latest and perhaps most dramatic Hockey Stick yet: Today, the Earth is warming about 20 times faster than it cooled during the past 1,800 […]
Book review by Andy May Mark Steyn has written a wonderful new book on Dr. Michael Mann’s hockey stick and the controversy surrounding it. It is difficult to overstate the significance or impact of Mann’s Hockey Stick (Mann, Bradley, Hughes (23 April 1998), “Global-scale temperature patterns and climate forcing over the past six centuries” (PDF),…
TREASURER Joe Hockey lit another exploding cigar when he agreed to join the sorry circus which is the struggling Republican movement. Without consulting Prime Minister…
A week or so ago, I happened to notice that my Twitter follower count had gone up by 75,000 in the span of several weeks. Since then, it’s gone up by another 15,000. Here’s the chart from Twitter’s analytics service: I’ve learned over the years to be highly suspect of anything that looks like a […]
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The case for the dramatic growth of energy storage on the grid is really a case against a long term stable price for natural gas. Hockey stick projections for the storage market fundamentally depend on the assumption that gas prices will rise and/or that grid operators will hedge against that possibility. read more
The topic of IMF's comedic forecasts and resulting disastrous policy errors has been discussed extensively, and repeatedly, over the years both elsewhere, and here. And while it does no justice to the human tragedy that ordinary Greeks...Show More Summary
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt can skate. On ice. And he can handle a puck with a hockey stick. And he can muster a decent slap shot. And he can beat a goalie with it. Especially when the goalie isn’t actually protecting the goal. Via Dave Heller of FOX Sports Wisconsin, Watt showed up at…
DeSmog UK visited Washington DC earlier this month to check out the Heartland Institute's annual climate denial conference. There, amongst the conference's hand-outs, we discovered a promotional bookmark advertising a new book attacking Michael Mann's hockey stick as “a disgrace to the profession”. Show More Summary
We continue our DeSmog UK epic history series with the sceptics’ endless search for any evidence that Mann had manipulated science in producing his hockey stick graph. The climate deniers' hunt for any shred of evidence that MichaelShow More Summary
There is a new attack by an anti-science and anti-environment talking head on a well respected climate scientist and his work. Mark Steyn is self publishing a book of quotes by scientists that allegedly disparage Dr. Michael Mann and the “Hockey Stick.” If the three examples Steyn provides to advertise his book are representative, Steyn’s…
Illinois congressman Mike Quigley and Florida congressman David Jolly faced off before their respective teams face off in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight. Jolly doesn't know how to hold a stick.
Skates, stick, helmet and wearable tech? At the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, ice hockey is getting a high-tech boost
A Canadian family turned around a potentially heartbreaking situation when they rescued four ducklings from a storm sewer. The quick-thinking Dodds family set out to rescue the young ducks after witnessing their fall through a stormShow More Summary