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Useful links

  • IPCC, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • EC-Earth, the Climate General Circulation Model based on ECMWF's seasonal forecasting system.
  • COMBINE, Comprehensive Modelling of the Earth System for Better Climate Prediction and Projection
  • Skeptical Science, Getting skeptical about global warming skepticism
  • NSIDC, National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • Climate Change portal at UCL.
  • Principiae, Structuring Thoughts

Friends you may want to know

  • Maxime Taquet, UCL - Harvard Medical School. Registering the brain.
  • Simon Dellicour, ULB. Impact of floral specialization on diversity and dispersal capacity of bee species.
  • Arnaud Dufays, UCL. Dealing with structural changes for forecasting volatility purposes.
  • Nicolas Boumal, UCL.Optimization methods on manifolds.

Some not so unuseful science stuff

  • Uses and misuses of correlations.
  • The Kalman Filter through a simple example (to run as a Matlab script, read header)

My favourite bugs

  • To be or not to be a folder.

My favourite quotes/stories/jokes

  • Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live. (M. Golding)
  • Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful (G. E. P. Box)
  • Torture numbers, and they'll confess to anything (G. Easterbrook)
  • Read here the story of a famous student's physics exam (doubted story!).
  • J'arrêterai de faire de la politique quand les politiciens arrêteront de nous faire rire (Coluche).
  • Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater (A. Einstein)
  • On reconnaît le rouquin aux cheveux du père et le requin aux dents de la mère (P. Desproges)
  • Le champignon le plus vénéneux, c'est celui qu'on trouve dans les voitures (Coluche)
  • Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new (A. Einstein)
  • "Politique Bovine" (in French)
  • Lottery is a tax on people who don't understand statistics (Unknown)

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