Dear patient readers,
From now, through and including January 1, we will be on holiday schedule. That means three posts a day and Water Cooler if and when it suits Lambert. And because news flow will be lower, the number of links in Links will probably be smaller too.
Normally, we also turn off comments to give our comments moderators a break. We will give them the time off, but we will leave comments on for Links and other posts where we feel like it.
However, because Yves and maybe Lambert will be moderating, comments that have been snagged by Skynet will be freed less quickly than usual. Certainly once a day. And we won’t be as accommodating with borderline cases, say a comment that makes some valid points but also has assertions that are unsubstantiated and a fast search shows are untrue or misrepresented. Normally we would let that through and Say Something, or let it pass so that the commentariat can straighten it out, but we need a break, and this sort of intervention is taxing, so it won’t be on offer.
Otherwise, this Grinch wishes you a happy holiday!