Monthly Archives: June 2010

Methods of sampling and analysis and our concepts of ocean dynamics

I read a paper today (actually, more like an essay) by Peter Wangersky, a longtime chemical oceanographer. Titled “Methods of sampling and analysis and our concepts of ocean dynamics,” it is essentially a personable ramble through six decades of marine … Continue reading

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Does Peer Review Need Fixing?

I read this by Michael Brooks in New Scientist a couple days ago, and it got me thinking. The piece essentially questions the effectiveness of the peer review system if it can let through (bunk) studies saying that homeopathic remedies … Continue reading

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The Joy of Fortran

Well, maybe “joy” is a strong word. But over the past couple of days, I’ve been programming in Fortran a bit for the first time in about two years. Fortran, for the uninitiated, is the oldest programming language still in … Continue reading

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