Two comments from reality-based lefty computer teacher Tim Lambert:
the Earth radiates energy to the rest of the universe
we have altered the balnce of energy between earth and the rest of the universe by 1.5 W/m2
Some bloggers presume detailed awareness of events in countries they’ve never visited, but only Lambert claims precise down-to-the-decimal-point knowledge of the entire universe. Hit that link for a comical comments thread, featuring contributions from Currency Lad, among others.
CRAZY LEFTY UPDATE. “Privatisation is political poison in Australia,” writes John Quiggin. “The more experience people have with privatisation, the less they like it.” Take the next step, Quiggler; tell us which industries or businesses should be nationalised. People will like it, apparently.
UPDATE II. A lively to-and-fro continues in comments. Tex emails:
Tim, listen up ...
I just ate a pie. Please ask one of your American blogger friends to also eat a pie, or the earth’s gravitational field will be thrown out of balance, making the earth crash into the sun.
In other news, a computer scientist and ‘dynamite fact checker’ in NSW shows signs of Severe Derangement Syndrome.
That guy really is going beyond parody.
Hey, at least he’s quit his blog-theft project. I met him once, over a few (more than a few) drinks. He bet $50 that John Kerry would win the election. True story: I didn’t collect, because I thought he was a penniless mature-age student.
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