Rod McLaughlin

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You can't make it up LXXIX - refugee crisis caused by global warming   07 sep 15  
Rammstein rewrites Marvell   22 aug 15  
Deference to Islam in the UK media   20 aug 15  
You can't make it up LXXVIII - Eisenhower warned about the corruption of science by government   18 aug 15  
Natural selection cheated again   09 aug 15  
Coffeescript testing with Mocha   07 aug 15  
Microsoft translator competes with Google   04 aug 15  
The curse of the bin Ladens   01 aug 15  
You can't make it up LXXVII - the internet never forgets   28 jul 15  
You can't make it up LXXVI - Naomi Klein plays the race card again on climate change   29 jun 15  
You can't make it up LXXV - animals supposedly "adapt" to climate change   15 jun 15  
A Rolf Harris song gets him into trouble again   14 jun 15  
Guardian censors criticism of Tony Blair's new Tolerance and Reconciliation gig   04 jun 15  
German woman crashes car into British tank   03 jun 15  
The Royal Society - from 'nullius in verba' to diversity   02 jun 15  
You can't make it up LXXIV - climate change blamed for Permian extinction and ISIS   31 may 15  
You can't make it up LXXIII - if you believe in argument from authority, try this   19 may 15  
Poetic justice   13 may 15  
You can't make it up LXXII - Greenpeace supports freedom of speech - except for people who disagree   22 apr 15  
There's more than one Toni Braxton   19 apr 15  
You can't make it up LXXI - Québécois protest global warming in the snow   17 apr 15  
Criticisms of George Galloway's attitude to forced marriage removed from the Guardian   14 apr 15  
You can't make it up LXX - global warming is comparable to the Parmian extinction   10 apr 15  
More inconsistent censorship in the Guardian about Islam   05 apr 15  
Another comment deleted by the Guardian - are they afraid of Islamic extremists?   29 mar 15  
You can't make it up LXIX - Naomi Oreskes' new movie and King Cnut   15 mar 15  
You can't make it up LXVIII - "skepticism is not always beneficial to science"   10 mar 15  
You can't make it up LXVII - "climate change deniers" are compared to ISIS   08 mar 15  
The Guardian's inconsistent comments policy   21 feb 15  
My most brilliant comment on reddit yet   16 feb 15  
Monty Python underestimated Scottish tennis   01 feb 15  
You can't make it up LXVI - scientists tamper with climate data...   25 jan 15  
Yet another innocuous comment removed from the Guardian   18 dec 14  
You can't make it up LXV - squirrels and beavers may be as evil as human beings   18 dec 14  
A Tale of Two Cultures   14 dec 14  
A comment censored on joannenova.com.au   13 dec 14  
Orwell on the man in the white van   06 dec 14  
You can't make it up LXIV - sun contributes to warming   25 nov 14  
The genius of Robert Trivers   18 oct 14  
Lingerie manufacturer dissociates itself from terrorism   14 oct 14  
The last word on the concept of "general intelligence"   24 sep 14  
You can't make it up LXIII - global warming causes sea ice to grow and shrink   18 sep 14  
A comment on Rotherham allowed in the Guardian   14 sep 14  
How to get the latest commit in Git   30 aug 14  
Yet another comment removed from the Guardian   30 aug 14  
How UKIP can win   21 aug 14  
A St Louis woman's values   14 aug 14  
A new phobia   10 aug 14  
Mac everywhere   10 aug 14  
You can't make it up LXII - government website shows no global warming this century   26 jul 14  
Sol Campbell complains about people blackening his name   24 jul 14  
You can't make it up LXI - global warming caused kidnapping of Nigerian girls   06 jul 14  
You can't make it up LX - climate skeptics admit mistakes   29 jun 14  
A comment critical of political correctness censored for political incorrectness   27 jun 14  
A particularly good example of the fallacy of argument from authority   24 jun 14  
Analyzing a massacre   07 jun 14  
A black day for Scotland and rally drivers everywhere   01 jun 14  
Two articles on the rise of UKIP   24 may 14  
You can't make it up LIX - a superb article on computability and climate   22 may 14  
You can't make it up LVIII - wildfires are getting bigger, and man-made climate change is to blame   19 may 14  
You can't make it up LVII - if you think CO2 is bad, check out the great oxygen catastrophe   14 may 14  
The Karelia Suite - Keith Emerson   25 apr 14  
iTunes sucks - Ecoute rocks   25 apr 14  
The best novel about gambling since Dostoevsky   22 apr 14  
It's not just me who finds Git obtuse   13 apr 14  
You can't make it up LVI - the best parody of climate fearmongering ever   12 apr 14  
You can't make it up LV - Joanne Nova summarizes the corruption of science   10 apr 14  
You can't make it up LIV - the BBC is criticized for giving too much credit to scientific skepticism   02 apr 14  
You can't make it up LIII - the Guardian deletes another skeptical comment about global warming   31 mar 14  
You can't make it up LII - the Institute of Physics condemns "climate change" theory   21 mar 14  
The Guardian chickens out   17 mar 14  
You can't make it up LI - sometimes climate change is good, and sometimes it isn't   11 mar 14  
You can't make it up L - just because global warming stopped doesn't mean it's not happening   27 feb 14  
Correction - the Daily Mail, not the Guardian, has conquered America   27 feb 14  
"Frank's good, but Beefheart's the real thing"   25 feb 14  
A serious commentary on the current situation in the Ukraine   25 feb 14  
The Stones, Hyde Park, 1969   22 feb 14  
You can't make it up XXXXIX - acidification moves seawater toward neutral pH   18 feb 14  
You can't make it up XXXXVIII - current UK floods are unprecedented: apart from 1362, 1607, and 1953   14 feb 14  
Facebook restricts users' gender to a mere 50 values   14 feb 14  
Dead giraffes, Dawkins and Darwin   13 feb 14  
This wouldn't happen in America   10 feb 14  
You can't make it up XXXXVII - global warming allegedly one of the causes of war in Syria   04 feb 14  
The dangerous life of American football players   03 feb 14  
Is this another great country or WHAT??!!?   31 jan 14  
Is this a great country or WHAT??!!?   28 jan 14  
Is nature trying to tell us something?   26 jan 14  
You can't make it up XXXXVI - worldwide cold caused by global warming   08 jan 14  
Silverlight for Linux   08 jan 14  
Don't use agoda.com - they won't accept a complaint about a locked emergency exit at a hotel   03 jan 14  
You can't make it up XXXXV - the "Clitanic" disaster   28 dec 13  
What to do when Git decapitates you   28 dec 13  
More revisionism from Bletchley Park   26 dec 13  
Gradually Getting Git   25 dec 13  
You can't make it up XXXXIV - global warming skeptics banned   19 dec 13  
You can't make it up XXXXIII - weather isn't climate, except when it is   04 dec 13  
You can't make it up XXXXII - Greenpeace activists compared to Warsaw Ghetto insurgents of 1943   24 nov 13  
More early Soft Machine   17 nov 13  
A gift to Pearl Harbor conspiracy theorists   13 nov 13  
You can't make it up XXXXI - Philippines typhoon deaths blamed on - guess what?   09 nov 13  
A final farewell to Microsoft   02 nov 13  
You can't make it up XXXX - trust in science correlated with political opinion   17 oct 13  
The Bonzos - look out there's a monster coming   15 oct 13  
You can't make it up XXXIX - Fox News defends the scientific method   01 oct 13  
How close America has come to nuclear disaster   21 sep 13  
You can't make it up XXXVIIII - global warming scaremongers right even if they're wrong   18 sep 13  
Did Britain really invent EVERY sport?   07 sep 13  
You can't make it up XXXVIII - deadly cold snap in Peru symptom of global warming...   05 sep 13  
You can't make it up XXXVII - the analogy between drug and climate hysteria   25 aug 13  
How to install Rails 4 on a Celeron 4GB netbook   21 aug 13  
Romanian princess charged in Central Oregon cockfighting racket   17 aug 13  
Correction to "When Git lies to you"   11 aug 13  
Soft Machine Live 1970 - complete concert   29 jul 13  
You can't make it up XXXVI - a prediction so alarmist even climatologists hesitate to endorse it   25 jul 13  
You can't make it up XXXV - climate scientists predict the past   23 jul 13  
A surprisingly coherent criticism of Edward Snowden from a 'terrorism analyst'   21 jul 13  
You can't make it up XXXIV - we are going to die of NOT ENOUGH CO2   03 jul 13  
Ruby Two's Day   27 jun 13  
The Guardian conquers America   24 jun 13  
Comment in Guardian deleted   28 may 13  
You can't make it up XXXIII - BBC admits there has been no warming for 15 years   21 may 13  
I saw the 17-year cicadas in New York in 1996 - now they're back   20 may 13  
Obama agrees - 97% of climate scientists believe in global warming   18 may 13  
You can't make it up XXXII - science is a democracy after all   17 may 13  
Once bitten, twice shy   13 may 13  
The Guardian contradicts my article about bike riding in Cornwall   07 may 13  
Why it's not always worth helping Google correct their bike map of the USA   04 may 13  
Scientists say they didn't mention the Higgs particle, because its existence was 'obvious'   28 apr 13  
"Calling out" - Obama supporters use Maoist techniques to stifle debate   26 apr 13  
Darwin strikes again - this time in Wales   23 apr 13  
You can't make it up XXXI - sing for the climate   19 apr 13  
You can't make it up XXX - another hockey stick bites the dust   06 apr 13  
You can't make it up XXIX - cold weather linked to... guess what?   25 mar 13  
Finally, a social media site I can see the point of   24 mar 13  
You can't make it up XXVIII - campaign to reinstate 'debate' about climate change in schools   20 mar 13  
You can't make it up XXVII - an article about hunting in the Guardian   20 mar 13  
You can't make it up XXVI - "Geography showed me that climate change isn't fair"   19 mar 13  
JavaScriptMVC   11 mar 13  
The Daily Telegraph and cleavage   10 mar 13  
Lego accused of promoting culturally-constructed gender differences   10 mar 13  
You can't make it up XXV - head of IPCC admits to lack of global warming   08 mar 13  
The best explanation I can find why ants and bees are altruistic   07 mar 13  
Shock news - South African not charged with murder   24 feb 13  
A simple example of a Rails 4 app   24 feb 13  
You can't make it up XXIV - "chemicals" harm otters' todgers   24 feb 13  
What to do if your Ubuntu desktop goes all black   21 feb 13  
FactoryGirl and has_and_belongs_to_many   20 feb 13  
What to do if one of your Rails migrations says 'unknown attribute'   19 feb 13  
Why it's worth helping Google correct their bike map of the USA   19 feb 13  
How Test-Driven Development can dig you out of a hole   17 feb 13  
When Git lies to you - "everything up to date" - when it isn't   17 feb 13  
If you get a usage printout when you are trying to run 'rails s'   13 feb 13  
Issues with migrations in Ruby on Rails   09 feb 13  
The difference a comma makes   09 feb 13  
It's not just in Texas that idiots get hit by trains   08 feb 13  
You can't make it up XXIII - 100-year record snow in Moscow caused by...?   06 feb 13  
Back to Linux   06 feb 13  
The difference between Microsoft and Google...   04 feb 13  
No more attr_accessible in Ruby on Rails 4   01 feb 13  
What is LinkedIn for, exactly?   01 feb 13  
You can't make it up XXII - flooding in 1953 was caused by today's CO2 levels   01 feb 13  
Problems with trying to add optional routes to the 'routesfordummies' gem   28 jan 13  
How HTML5 has improved putting things in the middle of a page   24 jan 13  
Precompile your assets, like your grandma told you   23 jan 13  
Issue with controller calling delete_all using callbacks in Ruby on Rails   20 jan 13  
So that's why journalists are called "hacks"   18 jan 13  
CSS is the new XML   16 jan 13  
Thank God for stackoverflow.com   13 jan 13  
Rails security flaw   11 jan 13  
Is Java the new COBOL?   07 jan 13  
You can't make it up XXI - climate change may increase rainfall in India   03 jan 13  
Have a safe and happy new year   02 jan 13  
Kindly revert back   27 dec 12  
You can't make it up XX - do climate scientists know what the word 'falsifiable' means?   25 dec 12  
You can't make it up XIX - I'm "an environmental hero"   22 dec 12  
You can't make it up XVIII - global warming, the Mayan apocalypse, and the Guardian   17 dec 12  
Don't mindlessly copy regular expressions from websites   15 dec 12  
Fast and furious - wasn't that a song on 'Trout Mask Replica'?   15 dec 12  
The Ruby on Rails 'asset pipeline' makes your site behave differently on the WWW from locally   13 dec 12  
Inaccurate account of Portland mall massacre   12 dec 12  
Frisian is the easiest language to learn   10 dec 12  
The shorter Dennett   07 dec 12  
A minor improvement in Ruby on Rails Authlogic   06 dec 12  
A new production of 'Julius Caesar'...   06 dec 12  
You can't beat America for sentimental journalism   03 dec 12  
You can't make it up XVII - rising sea levels confirm global warming - but...   02 dec 12  
Genes bat last   02 dec 12  
You can't make it up XVI - acid oceans dissolving sea life   26 nov 12  
How to add a datepicker in Rails   25 nov 12  
Converting movie files from a smartphone   19 nov 12  
Texas and Darwin   16 nov 12  
BIke store and pub in a hip area of Fresno   13 nov 12  
You can't make it up XV - growth of Antarctic ice shows 'complexity' of global warming   12 nov 12  
More difficulties with Github   12 nov 12  
The most boring road in the world   11 nov 12  
Issues with ImageMagick - 'unable to read font'   11 nov 12  
How to use RVM   10 nov 12  
The girl with faraway eyes   09 nov 12  
Tehachapi via Oak Creek Pass (4600 ft)   08 nov 12  
Yucca Valley to Adelanto, CA   06 nov 12  
My first Ruby Gem - 'Routesfordummies'   30 sep 12  
How many countries has Britain never invaded?   04 nov 12  
Having problems with gem "active record deprecated finders"?   03 nov 12  
Joshua Tree climbing pictures   03 nov 12  
LinkedIn is just as useful as Facebook and Twitter   30 oct 12  
You can't make it up XIV - a new book on Climategate   30 oct 12  
The varied pursuits of Dominique Strauss-Kahn   29 oct 12  
Joshua Tree again   29 oct 12  
Lucerne Valley after night in desert   27 oct 12  
Is being assassinated worse than being murdered?   26 oct 12  
The bike route from Las Vegas to Twenty Nine Palms is not what Google says   26 oct 12  
Darwin - Dawkins - Dennett   24 oct 12  
Then you find you're back in Vegas...   23 oct 12  
Las Vegas again   21 oct 12  
How to get RSpec 2 to work with Rails 4 edge   14 oct 12  
Trying to keep up with Rails 4 development   14 oct 12  
Temple in Krabi, Thailand   13 oct 12  
How to use 'routesfordummies'   10 oct 12  
Difficulties with Github   10 oct 12  
Climbing at Ton Sai, Thailand   10 oct 12  
You can't make it up XIII - global warming "may" shrink fish by "up to" 24 percent   01 oct 12  
Bangkok skyline   20 sep 12  
Angkor What?   20 sep 12  
Three men die trying to rescue dog   16 sep 12  
A double convertee in Thailand   06 sep 12  
Wat Rong Khun - the famous white temple of Chiang Rai   05 sep 12  
Burmese Minutes   05 sep 12  
You can't make it up XII - science is a democracy after all   29 aug 12  
Prince Harry raises the air fares   27 aug 12  
You can't make it up XI - spot the endangered species   26 aug 12  
Katherine Jenkins denies affair with David Beckham; I deny affair with Victoria Beckham   26 aug 12  
Alice's Restaurant   17 aug 12  
Nietzsche makes me look elitist   03 aug 12  
On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem   31 jul 12  
Mother holds up crucifix to teeth-baring attacker with ice pick who had taken son, 9, hostage   24 jul 12  
I'm not the only person in the world who doesn't see the point of Twitter   20 jul 12  
Riding through record floods   16 jul 12  
Stuck inside of Exeter with the Reading blues again   10 jul 12  
Record rainfall in the UK   07 jul 12  
My advice on cycling in Cornwall   01 jul 12  
Land's End   27 jun 12  
Git rocks   27 jun 12  
Changing the name of a Rails 3+ app   20 jun 12  
Mount Pleasant Eco-park, Porthtowan, Cornwall   18 jun 12  
Topless Ukrainian feminists set to disrupt England-Sweden game   15 jun 12  
Record storms in Britain   14 jun 12  
You can't make it up X - weather isn't climate, except when it is   08 jun 12  
TextMate is worse than useless   05 jun 12  
Stonehenge   05 jun 12  
Avebury stone circle   01 jun 12  
Face-eating attacks rare, say psychiatrists   31 may 12  
Marlborough   30 may 12  
You can't make it up IX - butterfly thrives on climate change   27 may 12  
My first Rails 4 app   23 may 12  
I'm in the UK   22 may 12  
Vail Pass - 10,600 ft   18 may 12  
Good news on unemployment   18 may 12  
Frisco Colorado   16 may 12  
Norman conquest   14 may 12  
Thoughts for Mothers' Day   13 may 12  
Recommending Steamboat Campground   12 may 12  
The thermarest chronicles   11 may 12  
Dinosaur   07 may 12  
Dinosaurs   06 may 12  
The Flaming Gorge   04 may 12  
Wimping in Wyoming   03 may 12  
Where the deer and the antelope play   02 may 12  
The Lander Pass   01 may 12  
Roaming in Wyoming   29 apr 12  
Another night in Idaho Falls   27 apr 12  
Missoula-Idaho Falls via two 7000 ft passes and several thunderstorms   26 apr 12  
Waiting for Godot (and a break in the weather) in Missoula   19 apr 12  
Bike tour Kalispell-Denver - days one and two   16 apr 12  
You can't make it up VIII - Himalayan glaciers resist... guess what?   16 apr 12  

 

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