Dear Reader,

Today we updated to WorPress 3.7, and it seems, without a glitch. Unless you find one. And if you do, please let me know.

Thanks a lot,

Engine Room


Dear diablog,

ThankGoodnessIt’sFriday brings an interesting variety of contributions.

The first is from Erikaerika3

and entitled ‘ now i don’t feel so stupid’!


which has really made me smile, whilst the second is a rather dubious (in my eyes anyway) contribution from Smiles


which was sent with the instruction ‘include with reference to Pete’! Only Smiles can explain why – other than its tastelessness.

When one of our regular visitors/contributors issues an instruction who am I to argue – despite…

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Diablog Motto?

Dear Reader,

On a recent stroll I saw the following graffiti:

I know a man, who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. And he was very healthy right up to the day he killed himself.

This is attributed to the legendary Johnny Carson. It would work quite well as a motto for Diablog.

Stay sane,

Engine Room

climate warming global change 2…

Dear diablog,

Yesterday I promised you more from Ian Rutherford Plimer


as sent by Christina.

And here it is:
Ian Rutherford Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide, and the director of multiple mineral exploration and mining companies. He has published 130 scientific papers, six books and edited the Encyclopedia of Geology.

These are his extensive credentials.

Born 12 February 1946
Residence Australia

Nationality Australian
Fields Earth Science, Geology, Mining Engineering

Institutions University of New England,University of Newcastle,University of Melbourne,University of Adelaide

Alma mater
University of New South Wales,Macquarie University

The pipe deposits of tungsten-molybdenum-bismuth in eastern Australia (1976)

Notable awards Eureka Prize (1995, 2002),Centenary Medal (2003), Clarke Medal (2004)

Author (for purposes of this post) of

Where Does the Carbon Dioxide Really Come From?

Professor Ian Plimer’s book in a brief summary….

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climate warming global change 1…

Dear diablog,

Some while ago a then frequent contributor, Iren


who has just recently woken up, expressed her doubts with regard to the whole Global Warming aka Climate Change argument.

Since then we have been bombarded with detail in the press by august groups of ‘scientists’ – not least the bombastic, preening, over indulged/indulging prig Attenborough, Sir D – that they are absolutely right and idiots like Bellamy (who has noticeably disappeared from our screens due to questioning the aforesaid Sir D) should be consigned along with other doubters to the trash can.

As usual, in comes Christina


with information on Ian Plimer Rutherford – together with a fascinating resume of one of his books.


I shall post the resume tomorrow (as it would make too long a single post for ER’s taste) but I leave you with:


As Christina mused – hmmm, makes you think.

Yours, diablog, pass the gas