Dan Satterfield wrote a new post, GOES East Weather Satellite May Be Dead, on the site Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal
GOES 13 is one of two Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites used for forecasting in the Western hemisphere. Late word tonight is that an attempt to revive it has failed and the backup […]
For the past year or so I’ve been getting queries about what I think about Eran Elhaik’s preprint on the genetic character of European Jews. I found some of the conclusions frankly a little weird, but I assumed that things would be cleaned up for publication. Well, it’s been out for a while now: The [...]
In addition to offending parents and public health types by a taco-eating endorsement of a restaurant faulted for landing two kids in hospital for a month, Dr. Eric Wilke, of the Brazos County Health Department in Texas also said yesterday … Continue reading →
From The Wall Street Journal: Jim Brown knew he was in trouble before his mother finished asking the question. "Am I a better cook than your wife?" she asked, calmly stirring a pot on the stove in her kitchen. With...
In the plane to Birmingham, I was reading this recent arXived paper by Minh-Ngoc Tran, Michael K. Pitt, and Robert Kohn. The adaptive structure of their ACMH algorithm is based upon two parallel Markov chains, the former (called the trial chain) feeding the proposal densities of the later (called the main chain), bypassing the more traditional […]