Archive for January, 2014

Even NASA have trouble prising raw data out of friend researchers

January 24, 2014 1 comment


Image couresty NASA, discovery of a new class of star

This is a tale where I am going to maintain cloaking embarressment over wasting the time of others.

The original version of this story, which I have read, is not as kind, Rather annoyed folks were writing.

In many cases raw data is not available or only pseudo raw, ie. cooked in various unspecified or even unknown ways, when raw means what it says, original instrumentation data, with ancillary full information. Too often claims of raw are plain nonsense. This has wasted my time, prevented proper data processing, etc. a lot of tales I could recount.

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Interplanetary influence

January 22, 2014 Leave a comment

I’m using my own blog as a spillover from Tallbloke’s Talkshop where I co-moderate and contribute.  

Michele Casati runs an Italian language science blog called New Ice Age. He is particularly interested in earthquakes and an eclectic mix of possible external triggers for earth events. At various times I’ve put together some large articles on the Talkshop for an English airing, creating a fair degree of interest. Michele tends to reveal things hidden to the anglophone world.

He often posts links to new articles in Suggestions at the Talkshop. Let’s air a new one, of fringe interest but who knows where history leads.

Michele Casati: Alexander Sytinskaya, a little known scientist

A geophysicist, Alexander D. Sytinskaya, was born July 12, 1925 in the Yaroslavl region of Russia. Graduated in 1953, then took part in Soviet Russian Antarctic and Artic expeditions where he dealt with seismology.

I’ll leave it at that, read the whole article, in Italian but browser translate will I hope work well enough

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