2010-09-09 12:45:25What's up with Tamino?

For a while now, every time I click a link to Tamino's blog, I get a "not found" error,,, And it's not just me, others seem to have the same problem. Excuse the pun, but what's up with that?
2010-09-09 15:25:25

Seems to be OK now.
2010-09-09 20:01:48Old posts have disappeared
James Wight

Every post published prior to 1 March 2010 seems to have vanished without trace. It's been puzzling me as well.
2010-09-09 23:28:43

As I understand it that vanished post problem came down to a thin-skinned skeptic making legal threats against Tamino's provider, something to do with defamation or the like. An error happened when Tamino was purging the site of the supposedly offensive content. My memory of the thing is a little foggy now but I believe that's the gist of it. A sorry shame, really. 
2010-09-10 02:30:48real shame
Dana Nuccitelli
That sucks.  I've noticed the same thing over the past couple of months when trying to search for older Open Mind posts - I always get errors and links don't work.  It's a real shame because his posts are always so good.
2010-09-10 04:03:05


Well, that sucks. I haven't read his blog much (I don't read all that many climate blogs in general), but I've seen a couple of interesting articles there on climate and paleoclimate statistics.

 On that note, are there any good primers on what to look out for on that subject that are readable for a layman? I know, for example, that in order to do a proper analysis, you have to take into account interannual correlations, which some contrarian studies have failed to do. Understanding basic subtleties like that help a lot in seeing through some poor quality studies. I have some experience with statistical analysis in my own field of study (AI), but time series statistics haven't been dealt with a lot in my courses, let alone those specific to climate.

2010-09-10 15:33:02
Ari Jokimäki


For a while now I have been slowly making backups of the posts in my blog. Things mentioned here suggest that I should make it my first priority.