The original song is from 1995.

September 21st, 2016

The Late Late Show with James Corden: Alanis Morissette Updates ‘Ironic’ Lyrics. (YouTube, 3min)

Wandern in den Alpen

September 20th, 2016

Wunderschön! Komm wir wandern weiter – Von Meran zum Gardasee. WDR am 18.09.2016, Video 01:28:29 Minuten

Näheres über die Sendung kann man hier lesen.

Die Dokumentation ist eine Fortsetzung der Alpenüberquerung auf dem E5, die letztes Jahr im Dezember ausgestrahlt wurde. Ich dachte, ich hätte damals einen Link gepostet, aber jetzt kann ich ihn nicht mehr finden. Hier sind die Folgen in der Übersicht: Komm wir wandern über die Alpen. Noch sind die Folgen in der Mediathek verfügbar:

Veni vidi vici

September 19th, 2016

NativLang: What Latin Sounded Like – and how we know. “Classical Latin went extinct, yet we still know how to pronounce it. Proof!”

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Friday Morning

September 16th, 2016

View from our living room, this morning around seven.

Have a great weekend!

When a line isn’t a dotted line

September 15th, 2016

The day before yesterday I linked to an XKCD comic called A Timeline of Earth’s Average Temperature.

NPR: Epic Climate Cartoon Goes Viral, But It Has One Key Problem.

“The solid line comes from real data — from scientists actually measuring the average temperature of Earth’s surface. These measurements allow us to see temperature fluctuations that occur over a very short timescale — say, a few decades or so.

But the dotted line comes from computer models — from scientists reconstructing Earth’s surface temperature. This gives us very, very coarse information. It averages Earth’s temperature over hundreds of years. So we can see temperature fluctuations that occur only over longer periods of time, like a thousand years or so. Any upticks, spikes or dips that occur in shorter time frames get smoothed out.”