334 posts • joined 8 May 2008
"the sun changing it's magnetic field".
What does that shit even mean?
Please show a trend in *any* solar parameter that has a correlation with the recent warming trend.
Re: Doing the Warmist shuffle
Splendid, you move from Ad Hom to Strawman.
Which idiotic debating tactic will you use next I wonder.
Re: @ Ken Hagen
If you read the original comment:
"He raped and murdered a teenage girl, kill her two friends and was sentenced to death. Then he got out and killed some more. "
So he *did* talk his way out of a death sentence.
Re: He previously complained bitterly about the lack of hand lotion.
"I'm sure even the occasional norwegian has a pair of balls."
But they don't use them to think with.
"In fact I'd round up hippies, convicted murderers, and climate change enthusiasts and throw them in the hopper alive - why waste bullets, or make a bolt gun dirty?"
Climate change enthusiasts? People who are working for climate change? Curry, Linden, Mcintyre, Watts, those guys?
I think you're a bit harsh.
Re: We get into problems when.....
... only a minority makes enough money to owe taxes.
If you want more people to pay income tax start by paying them a living wage, not the ludicrously low wages they get now, so low that employers teach their workers how to apply for food stamps.
"How many of you are old enough to "remember" who Authored this concept?"
Some idiot who had obviously never met a French Fonctionaire.
Ow. Ignorance heaped on Idiocy.
The fool doesn't appear to know that Americans pay US income tax even if they live abroad.
"I can't comment for everyone, only myself, but the reasons i don't fully believe either side of this argument is that many of the studies have been proven to have been falsified."
"Other studies have refused to release all data so that they can be verified and replicated. "
Re: Your move
"What I want is a scientific study giving unequivocal proof, approved by every other scientific body, with no caveats, no shady issues and no omissions."
Aint going to happen. And if it did it wouldn't be science.
Re: I sea swelling
"Well according to the data over the last 15 years the correct response to your unequivocal statement is no."
No, it's "not much, maybe nothing".
1998-2013: trend 0.042 ±0.140 °C/decade (2σ) (hadcrut4)
"And rather more to the point no climate models predict this happening either."
Well, no. No climate model predicted this slowdown, because climate models can't predict weather (ENSO). They have predicted that such slowdowns can happen. When run with the observed ENSO forced they have correctly predicted current conditions.
Re: You're doing it wrong...
How did you fit that in 140 characters?
"Another side note: whenever I have an anxiety dream I always seem to walk into a data hall with walls painted ICL orange. Some things run deep."
ITYM "Hot Tango"
Personaly I was always an "Aztec Blue" fan.
Re: Question time,
Being forced to put "Uh, about that 'do no evil' thing..." on their homepage.
Neither the fine or the lawyers fees worry them.
Mozilla CTO Eich: If your browser isn't open source (ahem, ahem, IE, Chrome, Safari), DON'T TRUST IT
Re: Open source is safe...
"And how do you know that open source compiler is safe as you have to compile it on something to start with."
Do what people did originaly - compile it with your brain.
(Demonstration that your brain hasn't been hacked by the NSA left as an exercise for the reader).
"If Sailfish is going to be worth its developers' while, how much will that cost me in hard cash up front?"
Re: Well done to the British Antartic Survey
> I wonder if any model has delivered a 15 year plateau in temperature. Because if not then all models are conceptually flawed. If anyone does show the plateau its designers should shout it from the rooftops.
Huh? You missed Kosaka and Xie (2013, Nature, doi:10.1038/nature12534)?
Re: CO2 is the dependent variable?
> 1. Each year, CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere are 3% lower in Aug/Sept/Oct than they are in Feb/Mar/Apr. This happens every year without fail. This means that, in the short term at least, seasonal temperature variations are causing changes in CO2 concentrations - not the other way round!
Is temperature the only thing that changes with the seasons?
Re: Climate stuff
Neither of those Time covers is about global cooling - the first is about the oil price rises of the '70s and the second about the weather.
Interesting observations from someone who seems like they should know what they're talking about.
Then you add:
> Incidentally, Arctic Ice is at record levels. Polar Bears are running rampant up there.
Which simply isn't true, unless your idea of "record levels" is "since 2009".
> Frankly, I'd pick the Brits rather than 'my own' (US).
That choice is unavailable. GCHQ is a bought and paid for subsidiary of the NSA. Anything the Brits know the Yanks know.
Re: one small problem : "both halves of the debate"
> Earth's weather is solar driven, period. One can only hope the the GW fanatics manage to engineer themselves into a Solar Temple/Raelian reverie.
This is just ignorant. Show me a correlation between *any* solar parameter and average temperatures.
Of course the energy comes from the sun. But how much energy stays in the system is not due to the sun.
But, bizzarely, every estimate of future emissions has been to *low* not too high.
Re: one small problem : "both halves of the debate"
Why should those of us who have a clue waste our time explaining your bizzaro world fantasies?
"Growing winter ice field"?
What the fuck does that even mean?
Re: solar power will be the limiting factor on what humans can do in the long run
"Todays nuclear reactors have outputs that reach the MW range"
For values of "Mega" that are more like "Giga".
Most power reactors being built today are in the 1.7GWe (EPR) to 1.1GWe (AP1000) range.
Twitter IQ test
"Twitter should require an IQ test to be completed before an account can be opened "
But then no accounts would ever be opened.
Maybe that is what you intended, if so, well done.
Edit: Hah, the AC above said it better than me.
Re: The US claimed Snowden's revelations damaged its ability to fight terrorism
"It is probably this type of loss of access that the NSA was whining about. Previously no one really thought about encrypting data traversing their intranet, now everyone will be doing it. "
Speak for yourself. I've been encrypting everything between our sites for years.
Re: Operationally, Snowden is a hero
"Heroes don't run and hide fromt he law. Sorry, but they just don't."
You do know there were NSA whistleblowers before Snowden. Oh, you don't, do you, almost noone has heard of them.
Snowden may or not be a "hero", but by running he made sure people would know what is going on. Staying in the States and trying to tell the world clearly didn't work.
":You'll find [Snowdens actions are] a pretty textbook definition of treason."
Sorry? Treason is "waging war on the US". What "war" did he wage?
publishes articles without checking facts.
Another target, a foreign citizen the NSA describes as a "respected academic," holds the offending view that "offensive jihad is justified," and his vulnerabilities are listed as "publishes articles without checking facts."
Does he work for El Reg? We should be told.
Oh, hang on a bit, it says "respected academic," - I guess he doesn't work here then.
Re: This used to be easy with SCSI
It's even easier with SAS - you don't need to worry about the SCSI ID and you don't need to worry about termination.
I have two servers plugged into two Promise JBOD's. mirror all data across the JBODS and voila, no single point of failure. You can even use multi-path to increase throughput.
(i'd put some ascii-art here if El Reg would let me select a monospace font).
For people too cheap to buy SAS disks there are even little multiplexors that let two initiators talk to the same SATA disk (but only two, so no multipath if you use SATA).
Re: Where did the scientific optimism go?
"Stop being afraid of science"
The people who are "afraid of science" are the people who are refusing to beleive what the scientists say, prefering the witterings of weathermen, accountants and young earth creationists.
Re: IPCC blaming heretics again?
"There has been no increase in temps in 17 years."
Positive trend with all but RSS
Re: Such scientific discussion ..
"Software that had undocumented fudge factors in place,"
Yeah, look at http://assassinationscience.com/climategate/1/FOIA/documents/cru-code/f77/mnew/sh2sp_m.for for example:
What's that all about then?
Re: I wonder
"example of the quality control involved in (one) climate model..."
That's not about a model. That's a complaint about how hard it is to merge the raw data from many sources together.
Re: Will CAGW alarmers step up?
But the FOI requests are not asking for data.
There is no data in the ZOD's.
The data is in the published papers referenced by the AR's.
Re: These climate researchers should publish everything, and be done with it.
"Genuine Science requires full disclosure, so that /all/ scientists, can check the raw and processed data, reasoning, and results for holes or other explanations, or to confirm the results."
So go read the papers cited in the AR's. Why are you interested in the preliminary drafts of the ARs that contain no data that's not in published papers?
Why do so many people get so excited about all this without even bothering to learn how the process works? The IPCC producess "Assesment Reports", summaries of what the current science shows. The data is in the papers that the ARs cite. If you want the data go to the papers.
Re: you can be
"pretty sure if the data backed global warming, or pointed to it or was in any way positive about it, the data would be released pretty damned quickly."
This isn't about "data". This is about the discussions about how to write the various IPCC AR's. If you want the data read the AR's.
Re: Will CAGW alarmers step up?
"And there was a strong repetition "NO DATA IS BEING WITHHELD" in flat out contradiction of the article but without sources."
Where in the article does it say the "data is being withheld"?
This guy has never been to China.
"As Dennis Woodside, CEO Motorola Mobility, said: “Most people in the world can’t afford a $500, $600 phone. In fact, the average price of a smartphone today, in the world, is close to $200. The problem is that experience that smartphones in this class provide is really, really bad… they’re slow, they’re buggy, their screens are too small.”"
Just a random example: http://www.fastcardtech.com/ZTE%20N986
$150 for a quad core phone with a 5 inch screen.
"I saw the code released in the Climategate stuff. It is not even up to beginner standards, let alone Newton's."
Newton wrote code?
Re: "pro-carbon fuels lobby"
"when I switch my toaster on I want it to heat and toast the bread, at night I want to be able to heat-up dinner in the oven. "
Yeah, me too.
Though what that has to do with "carbon fuels" I don't know. My electricity comes from a nuclear reactor.
Re: "Climate denial, creationists, anti vaxxers ...."
"In the climate debate, I don't think you can honestly bring up the techniques that people use without opening the Pandora's Box that is the UEA emails."
Open the box!
Take the Money!
Open the box!
Re: Oh dear
"A major volcanic eruption would vary atmosphere more than that."
No, it wouldn't.
Assuming by "major" you don't mean the equivalent of a Yellowstone eruption. in which case we'd have some rather larger problems to cope with.
Piles of floppies
We'll probably be installing games of huge piles of Blu-Ray disks soon.
Sounds like the very definition of "non-essential"
So prepare for it to be defunded the next time the tea party is pissed.
Re: What a load of British whingers.
Ah, "Le mouton Anglo-Francais".
What a load of British whingers.
About what you'd expect from a has-been dump that managed to put *ONE* satelite into orbit and promptly cancelled the program (*)
((*) Well, the tossers actually cancelled the program *before* the launch, but since the bugger was ready to go they launched it anyway).
They have nothing to worry about.
Their close cooperation wth the DGSE/GCHQ/NSA will keep them in business, snooping all our data.
So whan can civilisation do if, attempting to protect against that one man, it installs a panopticon state, vunerable to abuse by the people running it.
The Stasi is an existential threat to civilisation that we've seen. Some super McVeigh, less so.
The NSA is Bletchley Park!
What was important about the whole Bletchley park thing was the industrialisation of espionage.
*EVERY SINGLE ENIGMA TRANSMISSION WAS RECORDED*
*EVERY SINGLE ENIGMA TRANSMISSION WAS DECODED*
Thousands of people worked on the project.
Although it started in the UK, by the end of the war most of the effort was being run from the US.
The NSA is the direct descendant of this. The current mess is simply the natural outcome. Did anyone seriously think they'd just shut up shop in 1945?
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