Steve McIntyre posted this data from NASA's newly published data set from Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) These numbers represent deviation from the mean temperature calculated from temperature measurement stations throughout the USA.
According to the new data published by NASA, 1998 is no longer the hottest year ever. 1934 is.
Four of the top 10 years of US CONUS high temperature deviations are now from the 1930s: 1934, 1931, 1938 and 1939, while only 3 of the top 10 are from the last 10 years (1998, 2006, 1999). Several years (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004) fell well down the leaderboard, behind even 1900. (World rankings of temperature are calculated separately.) Discussion:
More than half of Americans say US news organizations are politically biased, inaccurate, and don't care about the people they report on, a poll published Thursday showed. — And poll respondents who use the Internet
AN Australian woman was branded a criminal by airline officials after "swearing" on an American flight - with a classic, and utterly inoffensive, Aussie oath.
"Fair dinkum," NSW woman Sophie Reynolds muttered when told by a air hostess that there were no pretzels for her to snack on.
The next thing Reynolds knew, the flight crew had demanded her passport to note down her details, telling her that swearing at attendants was a crime.
YouTube -- No story, just take a look. i imagine this is going to be all over the internet in a matter of hours.
Some of my Favs: 9. Complaining about the brand of free beverages in a buddy’s refrigerator is forbidden. But you may gripe if the temperature is unsuitable. 31. Never hesitate to reach for the last beer or the last slice of pizza, but not both. That’s just mean.
Reports we’re getting in the mail say that some Gmail users have seen their storage bumped to over 9GB today - 9030MB, to be exact. If not a glitch (and why would it be?), it means Google is playing catch-up with Yahoo, which now provides unlimited storage. With no other info, we can only assume…
Shack0ption writes "An unpatched flaw in an ATI driver was at the center of the mysterious Purple Pill proof-of-concept tool that exposed a way to maliciously tamper with the Windows Vista kernel. The utility, released by Alex Ionescu and yanked an hour later after the kernel developer realized…
FINALLY! How long does it take for the American people to wake up? Poll respondents who use the Internet as their main source of news -- roughly one quarter of all Americans -- were even harsher with their criticism. Internet news audiences tend to be younger and better educated than the public as a…
Microsoft's Office still dominates the market, but Apple's new software may signal a tectonic shift in the two behemoths' uneasy alliance.
Oregon Health & Science University researchers have figured out how to turn a mouse into a factory for human liver cells that can be used to test how pharmaceuticals are metabolized. The technique, published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, could soon become the gold standard not only for…
Investors fleeing from risky assets in favor of safer government bonds.
So what if you´re ugly? Being hideous certainly didn´t stop these lucky bastards from getting themselves some grade-A leg.
Windows Vista has probably created the single biggest opportunity for the Linux desktop to take market share, Cole Crawford, an IT strategist at Dell, said in an address titled, "The Linux Desktop—Fact, FUD or Fantasy?" at the annual LinuxWorld Conference & Expo......
Four days after President Bush signed controversial legislation legalizing some warrantless surveillance of Americans, the administration is citing the law in a surprise motion today urging a federal judge to dismisss a lawsuit challenging the NSA spy program.
Everyone loves Google. They want to be everything to everyone, and they’re getting pretty damn good at it. Once you start using their services it gets easier and easier to migrate more of your life to them. But there’s a slight problem. Google, like any other legitimate service provider,…
these days it's impossible to tell.
An amateur paleontologist in Switzerland may have unearthed Europe's largest dinosaur mass grave after he dug up the remains of two Plateosaurus.
[PICTURE] This has never happened to me, but now I know what to do! :)
Kunkle, a computer scientist at Northeastern University in Boston, has proved that 26 moves are enough to solve any Rubik's Cube, no matter how scrambled. That's one move below the previous record.
Maybe you are looking for a nice diet plan...using REAL tapeworms. Maybe you think that she's your gal, but she's actually everybody's pal. These priceless ads will keep you laughing as you wonder where all the good old-time remedies have gone.
YouTube -- The Omni-Directional Treadmill (ODT) is a revolutionary device for locomotion in large-scale virtual environments. The device allows its user to walk or jog in any direction of travel.
The official Knowledge Base article on how to backup your Mac. It covers manual backups, third party applications and Apple's own .Mac Backup app.
Apple is a further tinkering with its MultiTouch interface, now showing how it might be implemented on a Macbook Pro in a patent application that extends the idea from an earlier filing in 2004. No, you won't be smudging up that gleaming screen with your pasty paws—the touchscreen on this…
This let's you play and watch the videos directly from the YouTube website,you don't have to download and convert FLV files or anything. More via link
A $1000 reward is being offered to help find the person who tried to skin a pet cat alive.
What could you do with an extra $100 laying around every week? I’d probably save for a new laptop or go out more often, maybe create a stockpile of beer (or create an ice cave). I was on my disastrous commute this morning and I ran through a checklist in my mind on how I could go about saving $100…
That odious weasel Fred Phelps and his gang of miscreants is planning to protest at the funerals of the people killed when the 35W bridge collapsed recently in the US. Why? Well, to explain to the families of the bereaved, by means of picketing, that God killed their loved ones in revenge for…
Bush wonders why he should hold Abu Gonzalez accountable when he has not done anything wrong. (Really, this is Bush's opinion....and he is the most powerful man in the world. Scary, huh?)
apokryphos writes "AMD has helped sponsor the progress of openSUSE with leading-edge hardware and development expertise. "AMD is helping to ensure that the openSUSE Build Service continues to be an important collaboration and development platform for developers of all distributions,"…
AOL is considering killing off the “Digg Clone” social news site that they launched a little over a year ago at Netscape.com, and redirecting traffic to the Netscape portal instead. One source says it’s a done deal. Another says no final decisions have been made.
Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 4 is the fourth alpha release of Ubuntu 7.10, and this alpha release brings a host of excellent new features.Note: This is still an alpha release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released in October 2007.
As students head back to school there might be something missing from their backpacks -- the new Dell laptop they ordered weeks ago. Shipping delays on the new Dell Inspiron and XPS line of notebooks are causing people to wait several weeks longer than they anticipated for their notebooks.
A user in the Rorta forums has a detailed step-by-step guide for saving previously-mentioned Netflix "Watch Now" movies to your hard drive so you can watch it sans-DRM and browser restrictions. The method requires Windows, IE6 or above, Windows Media Player 11, and FairUse4WM.
Here's a satirical look at the United States' foreign policy.
www.stophonourkillings.com. Violence globally against women and girls is growing each year and is in epidemic proportions. It is rife in all cultures. Violence against women is exclusively perpetrated by men. We must ask ourselves the question - Why do many men choose violence to solve their…
President Pervez Musharraf Family interview.
Leaving the studios of CBS, presidential candidate Senator John Edwards repeated his position that he was for direct engagement with Iran. That position is qualified by Edwards also insisting that "all options on the table." In January, in a satellite broadcast to the Herzliya Conference…
When a boy and girl find an idol in the stomach of a rabbit, great riches follow, but for how long? Country:England…
The cash spigot is being turned off for hedge funds, buyout deals, and junk bond financings -- just as traders feared. Things could go from bad to worse, MSN Money's Jim Jubak says, because banks are hoping to sell $300 billion in new junk bonds and loans by the end of the year.…
aids warning! hey..that girl in green is my little sister.. i'm just a proud sister here.. this feed was featured on MTV to promote aids awareness and stuff.. not mine though.. but still proud!
Andy Warhol Holiday Windows at Barney's Madison Avenue, NYC. December 2006
New McCaskill for Missouri TV ad featuring actor Michael J. Fox talking about Claire McCaskill and stem cell research. Go to www.ClaireOnline.com to find out more.