With some forecasters now expecting the cost of flash storage to fall below that of spinning-disk storage within the next couple of years, adoption is starting to rise in what Craig Nunes of Hewlett-Packard Co. described as a “hockey stick” … Continue reading ?
More one goal games, please. If you had plans on Friday night other than watching hockey (we know it's a ridiculous concept but just stick with us here) then the NHL gave you plenty of reasons to cancel them. A week of close, one-goal games continued in earnest, with all but one game coming down to the wire. Show More Summary
In a moment of supreme irony, Michael Mann, the climatologist who constructed the now debunked hockey stick graph designed to make the case for global warming, has today delivered a lecture on “professional ethics for climate scientists”, Watts Up With That has reported. Show More Summary
Eric Worrall writes: Mann’s thermometer spliced hockey stick has taken even more damage in the last few days, with Steve McIntyre helpfully providing reconstructions based on tree rings which demonstrate how, without the benefit of Mike’s...Show More Summary
The sports genre of video games is an interesting animal. It was probably the first genre to seriously concern itself with authenticity, both in terms of the recreating the play mechanics of the real game and acquiring real licenses. One of the first times I heard a licensed song in a game was in one
The hockey hipster is a column that talks about trending topics in the NHL. This week's focus is a look back on the Toronto Maple Leafs, stick salutes and loving pro sports teams. Canadian sports talk radio is a shocking discovery for a hockey fan in the United States. Show More Summary
Novice warmist debunks Michael Mann Guest essay by David Hoffer For those of us who have followed the climate debate for a long time, the notion that Michael Mann’s Hockey Stick graph might be dead is counter intuitive. For us, the Hockey Stick graph is central to the debate. It’s appearance in one brilliant stroke swept…
Before practice on Monday morning, the Washington Capitals' goaltenders, their coach and a set of lights got a little bit of work in. I've seen a lot of hockey practices and can't say I've seen this one before -- and as the lady in the...Show More Summary
Hockey players are famously tough, losing teeth and suffering cuts and bruises via an assortment of pucks, sticks and fists. So if you want to be seen as a leader of these men, you had better not come up short in the toughness department yourself. Peter Laviolette has no such problem. The first-year Predators coach […]
Michael Mann, originator of the hockey stick graph that shook world science in the 2001 IPCC Third Assessment Report and contributed to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, posted some thoughts today about the final IPCC climate synthesis report released by the UN on Sunday. Show More Summary
The PAGES2K (2013) Arctic reconstruction of Kaufman et al has attracted considerable attention as a non-Mannian hockey stick. However, it’s been fraught with problems since day one, including a major re-statement of results in August 2014, in which Kaufman conceded (without direct acknowledgement) Climate Audit criticism that their results had been impacted by the use […]
In MM05, we quantified the “hockeystick-ness” of a series as the difference between the 1902-1980 mean (the “short centering” period of Mannian principal components) and the overall mean (1400-1980), divided by the standard deviation – a measure that we termed its “Hockey Stick Index (HSI)”. The histograms of its distribution for 10,000 simulated networks (shown in […]
May we suggest a golf club or hockey stick for the baby shower? On Tuesday, Paulina Gretzky announced via Instagram that she and Dustin Johnson have a little one on the way. "@djohnsonpga & i are so excited to finally share with youShow More Summary
From climate.gov, making two debunked papers into “cartoon science” I think Josh could do a better job than this. Mann’s hockey stick is like zombie science, it’s dead, it keeps shuffling about on the streets of science with no purpose except to be reanimated in press releases like this one. Marcott’s paper has a lot…
91 yards is 273 feet, or 73 feet longer than an NHL rink. The crossbar on a field goal post is 10 feet high. That is a ridiculous slap shot.
“Hockey stick” conjurer Michael Mann’s recent article bemoaned how, even on vacation, he couldn’t get away from his work. He traveled to Glacier National Park and was confronted with the “spectre of climate change” in the form of melting glaciers. Climatologist David Legates, on the other hand, points out that those glaciers have been melting…
Turns out it’s not a stick, after all: Microsoft’s Nokia subsidiary officially unveiled its answer to Chromecast Thursday, and it looks a little like a small hockey puck. The device, called Microsoft Screen Sharing For Lumia Phones – HD-10 of all things, uses Miracast to share a phone’s screen, and actually works with any Miracast-capable... Read More
Jean S writes at Climate Audit: As most readers are aware, and stated in my post few hours after (ClimateGate) CG broke out, Mike’s Nature trick was first uncovered by UC here. He was able to replicate (visually perfectly) the smooths of MBH9x thereby showing that the smooths involved padding with the instrumental data. The…
Reader Leeny placed an order from Amazon: four hockey sticks, because Amazon really does sell everything. We have to admit that hockey sticks pose a packaging challenge, but Amazon was up to the task with tall and spacious boxes. What prompted Leeny to take some pictures and send them to Consumerist was that each of her sticks was mailed in … [More]
My vote for best laugh on YouTube this year (so far): A fan can't even speak he's so giddy as Detroit Red Wings' Jordin Tootoo gifts his hockey stick. Open thread below....