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Peter Czerna.

I can't help with IE8, but it has been my experience that using firefox is an awful lot easier and safer.
I've had no slowdown problems at this site at all.

If you install the firefox add-ons adblock and flashblock your internet experience will be immensely improved. (but be sure to unblock the bish on adblock because otherwise you can't see josh's cartoons)

Feb 8, 2011 at 2:39 PM | Unregistered CommenterJerry

Bishop Hill

A visit to your blog causes me consistent problems when visiting subsequent sites. Is anyone else having this problem?

I can visit a few sites from my favourites in IE8, but once I have visited your blog loading all further sites is so slow that it becomes practically impossible.

If I don't visit your blog, all the other sites load just fine. Once I have visited your blog everything just grinds to a halt.

Remarkably, clearing the cache, cookies etc. makes no difference. The only solution is to close the browser completely and then open it afresh.
I can visit all other sites in any order without problems. As soon as I visit your site, all subsequent sites consistently refuse to load. Any site. For this reason, you are now the last on my list of favourites.

I suspect that squarespace is doing some interesting tracking to deliver your visitor statistics.
My evidence for this is that if I visit your site using the IE 'InPrivateBrowsing' function, there appears to be no longer a problem.

I'm not paranoid about tracking, but I really would like squarespace to stop messing up my browsing.

Feb 8, 2011 at 2:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterPeter Czerna

A new Topical Storm, formed in late 2009, developed somewhat in 2010, and perhaps about to intensify and achieve landfall in the UK in March: Or will it be an ordinary rather dull depression, on the one hand dampening our spirits by its very existence, but on the other raising them by its failure to astroturf the sceptred isle?

Time will tell, but it may well serve as a barometer of public interest, and as a showcase for the latest wheezes of the climate establishment in their battle against reason, rationality, and level-headedness.

Feb 8, 2011 at 9:16 AM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Shade

Joe Romm's latest spin on events in North Africa.

He tries to blame climate for rising world food prices. Perhaps he should look at the increasing cost of many forms of energy to produce food, and also the massive amounts of food diverted to 'green' fuel production. The increase in energy costs in a large part is driven by idealogues that want to reduce energy demand by putting the price up - and also to subsidise 'green energy'.

Feb 8, 2011 at 2:53 AM | Unregistered CommenterJerry

Fred updates his article

such fun

Feb 7, 2011 at 6:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterJosh

interesting link from Climate Depot

Feb 7, 2011 at 10:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterJosh


Right wing, lacking creativity and imagination, well you seem to be indicating that I have a particular leaning that should be taken with a pinch of salt, I'm surprised that there is no mention of funding from certain oil companies. You really have taken up the methodology of the moment.
Perhaps upon your approval I should include a disclaimer at the bottom stating that 'the views expressed within this post are those of a suspected right winger and should be read with the knowledge that there will be nothing creative or imaginative within the content to those of a consensus viewpoint.'

Or would you prefer a tag of a single word to indicate my position on the current issue.

Please, if you don't have the backup of sufficient evidence to create an imaginative argument then don't resort to ad hominem attacks, it doesn't add any credibility to your standing and belittles the effort that the Bishop has put into this site in order to create an informative area of debate and discourse.

Feb 7, 2011 at 9:13 AM | Unregistered CommenterLord Beaverbrook

FFS Zed!

Don't waste your talents defending the indefensible ;-)

Seriously - do you know anyone working for the BBC? I do - and I can assure you that, how shall I put this? There is a pervasive left-liberal bias in the corporate culture, ably enforced by a fair degree of PC.

But good comment - funny (not derisive funny; funny ha ha).

Feb 6, 2011 at 12:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterBBD

The times are a changing.......

A guardian article criticising windfarms, railing against PC (ie can't criticise them) mentions you can't store energy, mentions when the wind does not blow (specific example last December) , mentions that have to have coal fired to back up wind farms, and even quotes the Daily Mail ! - POsitively. the recent article about the toxic waste in their productionin China

Who would have though this article was posible...

the comments are fun!

Feb 6, 2011 at 11:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

"Is this the beginning of the end for the left leaning bias or a means to ensure that the right type of people work at the Beeb?"
Feb 6, 2011 at 10:03 AM | Lord Beaverbrook

Mmm, all those left-wing programmes like Top Gear, Antiques Roadshow, and Trooping of the Colour. Often, as I watch the BBCs staunchly Tory chief political editor Nick Robinson, I think to myself that this left-wing bias has gone too far.

Something in the centre, when viewed from far enough to one side, appears to be on the other. It's a matter of perspective. To me, Auntie often seems a little Conservative for my tastes, but I have the objectivity to realise that's probably just me. Put it this way, it's rare to hear someone moaning about left wing bias in the Beeb who's not right wing.

Creative and imaginative people, are better at empathising with others, and as a consequence are often left-leaning. People who are less creative and imaginative, tend to empathise more with people who are similar to them, go to golf clubs, drive the same type of car etc. There's therefore a tendancy to be more Conservative. As a Media company, the BBC is naturally chock a block with creative types, and it's testament to the way the remit is enforced, that it's as impartial as it is.

Feb 6, 2011 at 11:06 AM | Unregistered CommenterZedsDeadBed

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