We’re moving. That means that for nearly a week we’ll be without internet access. That of course means I’ll be unable to moderate comments — so if yours waits in moderation for a long time, I hope you’ll understand. I might be able to get a moment here or there during the “blackout” — but I can’t guarantee it.
In the meantime, I can recommend this post about the failure of McLean, de Freitas, and Carter to make an acceptable reply to the comment on their paper, and this followup as well. The newest strategy seems to be: if your reply isn’t acceptable for publication, accuse the journal of censorship.
I also recommend this book. You might even want two: one to keep, one to give.