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Britton becomes unlikely rock at back of bullpen
Last winter, the idea of Zach Britton closing games for the Orioles was comical. Even to him. Britton was out of options and had a career 4.86 ERA as a big league starter.

Gausman, O's set sights on race for AL's top record
With the American League East title locked up, the Orioles are now moving on to their pursuit of the best record in the AL and home-field advantage throughout the postseason. They open a three-game series against the Red Sox on Friday night behind Kevin Gausman. Boston counters with Allen Webster.

Pearce's two homers power O's to sweep
A day after celebrating their first American League East title in 17 years, the Orioles' clubhouse still stunk of stale beer and champagne Wednesday. Players sipped coffee to recover as they reveled in the memories from Tuesday night's festivities. Buck Showalter wrote up a lineup with players in unique spots and regulars on the bench. But he and his team could do no wrong. Behind Steve Pearce's two home runs, the Orioles swept the Blue Jays with a 6-1 win.

Blue Jays' Stroman suspended for six games
Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman has decided to appeal the six-game suspension that was handed down by Major League Baseball on Wednesday afternoon for throwing near the head of Baltimore catcher Caleb Joseph. Stroman threw a pitch over the head of Joseph during Monday night's 5-2 loss to the Orioles. The fastball appeared to be in retaliation for an incident earlier in the game when Toronto shortstop Jose Reyes felt Joseph stepped on his hand while sliding into home.

Judge approves $190 million settlement in Dr. Nikita Levy case
A Baltimore judge on Friday approved a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Medicine and patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and filmed women during exams.








Police shutdown of '1814' event draws criticism
Department pulls plug after War of 1812 commemorative event at Patterson Park runs late

Could the police have waited 10 more minutes before pulling the plug?








Police respond to barricade situation in Joppatowne
A person threatening to commit suicide is barricaded inside an apartment complex near Joppatowne, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Department.








Bryan Voltaggio pleads guilty to drunk driving charge
Restaurateur receives probation before judgment

Chef Bryan Voltaggio pleaded guilty to a drunk-driving charge in Baltimore district court Friday, according to online court records.








Fans line up to turn in their Ray Rice jerseys at M&T Bank Stadium
Ravens fans lined up outside M&T Bank Stadium to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys and cut ties with a player who was once one of the team's most popular.







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The Fudge-Factor In CRU’s Global Warming Data & How It Was Used
Filed under: — Robert Farrow @ 1:04 am

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The BBC show “Newsnight” aired a show a few days ago that delves into the code the Climatic Research Unit used to dupe and scare the masses:

Newsbusters has a partial transcript:

“This is the source code from the Climatic Research Unit,” Susan Watts, science editor at the BBC explained. “John Graham-Cumming is a software engineer. He’s not a skeptic on climate change, but he is shocked by what he’s seen in the programming. He compared it with the code in the same language written by NASA.”

Graham-Cumming criticized the CRU programming for its lack of professionalism and showed faults with it.

“Well, if you look at the NASA stuff, it’s really professional,” Graham-Cumming said. “You can look at it, you can see the history. If you look at — what’s done here by these alleged CRU files – it’s not the thing you’d expect to see in certainly a commercial industry. You would not see this sort of source code because it’s not clearly documented. There’s not audit history of what’s happened to it. So it would be below the standard in any commercial software. ”

According to the author of “The Geek Atlas,” the programmer even included steps to skip over errors, which shows some of the data analyzed by the East Anglia CRU is completely neglected.

“The programming language actually has a problem,” Graham-Cumming said. “And they put in some code to deal with that error. Unfortunately, in doing so they produced another error. And the upshot of this is the error occurs – the underlying error, they will skip over data that they’re trying to plot without any warning to the end user. So in some sense there is data that is being lost.”

Then we have the British MET office. They issued this statement a few weeks back:

A statement from the Met Office, Natural Environment Research Council and the Royal Society.

The UK is at the forefront of tackling dangerous climate change, underpinned by world-class scientific expertise and advice. Crucial decisions will be taken soon in Copenhagen about limiting and reducing the impacts of climate change, now and in the future. Climate scientists from the UK and across the world are in overwhelming agreement about the evidence of climate change, driven by the human input of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

As three of the UK’s leading scientific organisations, involving most of the UK scientists working on climate change, we cannot emphasise enough the body of scientific evidence that underpins the call for action now, and we reinforce our commitment to ensuring that world leaders continue to have access to the best possible science. We believe this will be essential to inform sound decision-making on policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change up to Copenhagen and beyond.

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These emerging signals are consistent with what we expect from our projections, giving us confidence in the science and models that underpin them. In the absence of action to mitigate climate change, we can expect much larger changes in the coming decades than have been seen so far.

And now? (via QandOBlog)

The Met Office plans to re-examine 160 years of temperature data after admitting that public confidence in the science on man-made global warming has been shattered by leaked e-mails.

The new analysis of the data will take three years, meaning that the Met Office will not be able to state with absolute confidence the extent of the warming trend until the end of 2012.

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The Met Office’s published data showing a warming trend draws heavily on CRU analysis. CRU supplied all the land temperature data to the Met Office, which added this to its own analysis of sea temperature data.

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The Government is attempting to stop the Met Office from carrying out the re-examination, arguing that it would be seized upon by climate change sceptics.

Sounds great, if the government will let them re-examine the data. But I think they need more then just a re-examination. They need a complete scrub of the scientists responsible for this scandal. They’ve lost all credibility and I doubt anyone will have much confidence in the data they will produce….except of course those who are getting rich and/or gaining power due to AGW. How in the world can they believe that allowing the old crew of scientists who fudged the data, to re-examine that data, will restore confidence?

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NFL opens door for overhaul after domestic violence crisis (Reuters)
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - A chastened NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that the league's poor response to its domestic violence crisis will prompt an overhaul of how it deals with player behavior and punishment in America's most popular sports league. Goodell said rules governing personal conduct for players and other employees will change and that experts from outside the league will help it shape that new policy. ...

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