177 posts • joined Wednesday 2nd September 2009 12:55 GMT
Probably better than
Aliens: Colonial Marines......
Where did the scientific optimism go?
What happened? When did scientific discovery move from wonder to fear? The data on climate is scant the proxies are poor, the only reliable measurements (CET) shows nothing to fear in 400 years of measurements. Sea levels as measured barely show any increase and yet we must all scurry back to our caves and beg forgiveness from Gaia for having the audacity to want to be warm when it's cold.
Did all the A-arc scientists leave after the second world war and all that's left are b-arc climatologist? When did putting more food out for plants become a bad thing - when did slightly warmer become more feared than the known quick death from cold?
This ones for you noms - where is the evidence outside of the iPCC's scary computer games that there is actually anything to fear? Even in AR5 the likelihood of anything bad happening within the next 100 years is extremely unlikely to not very likely!
Stop being afraid of science - there is nothing to fear except wilful ignorance - and the precautionary principle is for cowards and slaves. Nature is not fragile it exists in evolutionary stable systems - and the more CO2 in the atmosphere the more the biosphere responds.
Re: Password generation
Nope all my passwords are now "correct horse battery staple" as it's the only one I can remember....
Thank you XKCD!
Which is why.....
My password is set to "f* off copper I'll never tell you my password".......
"is not monitoring and will not monitor"
The translated transcripts on the other hand............
Sun alarm clocks
I have one of those sun alarm clocks that 30 minutes before the alarm goes off (option of radio, birdsong, waves, beeps or frogs) slowly and gently lights up.
I now wake up half an hour before I need to.....
If you take from the rich you make them into poor people. If you take from the poor they are still poor and there's so many more of them to take from. Ergo take from the poor and give to the rich for perpetual economic good times......
There are quite a few games that now run on linux (and I've tried using Mint 14). The notables are the valve games L4D, TF2, Portal, and HL. I've also tried Trine and the X games. The good thing is you buy one (windows version) and you get the Mac and Linux ones to use as well.
The idea of having monster machine with all the heat and noise issues somewhere else and streaming the games to a quiet little box in the living room appeals to me and solves the associated power/heat/noise problems.
Everyone knows you get better pr0n that way........
Re: I wouldn't mind except they are lying
I can't get the check box to work.........
Re: Copyright on what exactly?
I would like to license your list to enable my shopping function - can you supply pricing for a single use?
I can see multiple packages of the XBox One available
Premium edtion - includes 1 Surface RT
Classic (cheaper edition) - includes 2 Surface RTs.....
There are some depraved people in the world
And all of them have internet access.
All ISPs to announce "we've blocked all the Child porn".
And as soon as someone says "no you haven't" arrest them under the strict liability law....
Re: Difference between comments and forums
Psychological projection perhaps? Biffa, Man and Marcott are the epitome of cherry pickers.
Re: YES - Move Mr. Page to Forums.
So you prefer churnalism to journalism?
Increase CO2 and plants use less water to grow.
No one is suggesting plants will no longer need any moisture (though this can be obtained from the atmosphere rather than root osmosis) .
I know we used the Y2K thing as an excuse to upgrade the rusty 486's we had lying around.
Re: CO2 levels
Erm no they haven't. Whilst some increase can be attributed to mankind the out gassing of the oceans as the earth rebounded from the little ice age is responsible for a fair amount of CO2. Also if you haven't noticed the increase in CO2 has increased the "green" - we are improving our deserts with this increase in plant food. I'd also like to inform you that CO2 does not "trap" heat. It may effect lapse rates but only when H2O is not present (the main GHG) and whilst your Hiroshima bomb quote is only relevent if Trenberth's "missing" heat actually exists (and is not a figment of poor energy balance assumptions) spead thoughout the atmosphere is less than a drop to an ocean (And I thought the current CAGW nonsense was "it's all gone in the oceans" - in which case where's the problem?)
Shall we look at some other measurements that Nasa conducted? Like measuring the troposphere that should have pronounced warming if the CO2 theory was correct? How'd that one go?
You cannot change the laws of thermodynamics but given as they rely on equibrium and closed systems you can ignore them for the atmosphere.
Woo Woo alarm......
So man induced global climate change is causing warmer weather in Austrailia during the summer - proof provided by running lots of models with no skill and comparing with an unreliable temperature record. Woopie do. Well done you pseudo science guys.
The thermosphere has already shrunk and have a look at the ice caps why don't you? And you're worried about warmer weather?
Broken it already.....
But then fixed it. Not Mint's fault but just a little warning to AMD/ATI gpu owners out there. I use dual screens which work fine with the installed driver (2D) but won't run any 3D direct compute (open CL) - obviously. Now the word of warning - if you have a HD 6XXX or 7XXX (6570 or 7750 in my experience) do not use the flgp drivers and then try to extend the desktop - kills cinnamon stone dead and trying to back track creates havok in the gnome-like fall back desktop.
Install the latest drivers from the AMD website and extend (multi desktop on multi monitors) in Catalyst. Other than that - nice clean desktop environment and looking forward to trying the L4D2 beta when I get home tonight (no games huh?)
So with a bit of judicious share reaction watching you could highlight a particular spread - short on those shares - as the HFTs kickdown, ride the wave and profit on the rebalance?
Or am I missing something?
Well if she stopped playing the game like a girl.....
I was going to post a "so if those arn't spiral arms, more spiral legs, that makes us a spiral eurggh" type comment but you got there first.......
Have an upvote for answering your own question......
Is porn a problem?
As a nation (UK) sex has always been a taboo - whilst in other more Scandinavian countries sex/porn has always been more accessible. Now unless we are suggesting Scandinavia is a cess pit of biblical proportions perhaps this anti porn thing is a little hysterical?
Maybe more porn of the sort we wish to encourage (loving situations between adults) is the answer not draconian lock downs that encourage work arounds that expose the less wholesome side of the internet?
Re: They have discovered the oceans are thermal sinks now. Nice.
Erm Noms - when it's summer in the Arctic it's winter in the Antarctic. PS you might went to tone back the Arctic ice loss panic, the hysteria might come back to haunt you (we only have 30 years of satellite data not even one full cycle) . Also given as an ice free artic allows the ocean to cool quicker it might be self limiting.
Re: Waking up from the slumber...
Have an upvote for mentioning classic shell. I installed win8 on my spare machine knowing sometime down the road some of my family will need help with a "new PC" - so a little knowledge of the latest MS OS is a necessary thing (don't want to spend more time with family than I have to). I will be carrying classic shell on a USB stick along with all the other usual tools (ccleaner, defraggler, malwarebytes, boot-able AV software: atm kapersky) just to improve the MS experience the next time I need to visit.....
As to the 8.1 faux start menu - guess we'll have to wait for 8.2 then.
Well then thats job jobbed then.
Didn't we need to keep CO2 emissions down to keep the temperature increase at 2 degrees? Well then we can all go home, disband the IPCC, get our green taxes back and bask in the knowledge of a job well done.......
Has piracy saved the entertainment industry....
Hold fire on that downvote for a minute. Without piracy (well copyright infringement - though to be an infringer sounds a bit sordid) there is limited opportunity to demo a product (and even where demo's exist - you can't trust them: Colonial Marines anyone? and on a similar note every film trailer ever made). As such the more bum products people end up buying the less likely they are to buy from those sources (I'm never pre-ordering a game again).
So whilst the entertainment industry is lamenting lost sales due to piracy, they are probably lucky as without piracy people would have given up on them years ago.......
My A-level chemistry project was on...
some of the more exotic substances to make explosions from....
If this is how the world is going to be can someone stop it so I can get off?
Re: Oh Noes!!!!111
And as to your assumption that any savings to power companies are passed onto the customers and not their share holders - please see image at the side of this message.
PS - the real world called said something about coffee and olfactory senses.
Problem with choice
So the barriers are broken and you give choice to the people. The only problem is they keep picking the wrong one (according to your statistics) . So to compensate you reduce the choices of others to compensate for your statistical anomolies. Well done you've just invented barriers again.
Grow up and realise that only by making things irrelevant can you make them equal.
Re: Whilst I can see the value.....
Did you forget the sarc tags or are you really that naive? Whilst you may not have a specific line on the invoice/bill saying "smart meter" do you really think the power companies will allow their profits to dip during the smart meter roll-out?
The consumer and tax payer always pay in the end - as that is where the money comes from.
I'll admit it.
Yep - I had one of those Amstrads (was a bargin from Dixon's IIRC). You couldn't buy a cheaper 4 track tape deck (top one was two track for mixing down to). Bit of muting the central track and you had a nice cheap karaoke machine (if nice and karaoke can be used in the same sentence).
DRM - bane of the law abiding......
I wish DRM would die a quick death - recently my father's blu-ray refused to play a disc. Needed a firmware update - nope. Software update - yep but the software that came with the drive is no-longer supported. Latest version is a $100 "upgrade" . $100 to merely play the discs he has purchased.
When it becomes more difficult to be law abiding than a freetard then something is wrong with the system. When by being law abiding you are punished with a $100 fine to keep your property working as it was intended there is something wrong with the system.
Punishing your customers rarely makes good business sense - if that's how the system makes you treat your customers then your business will decline. DRM doesn't work for customers, doesn't stop the copyright infringers and will slowly kill your business. Let it die.
Re: A debt is still a debt.
An unsecured debt is unsecured against anything - not even the estate. As such, whilst you can't take it with you when you go, time it right and you can take a hell of a lot of the credit card companies :o)
There are other sources of petrol chemicals that only become financially viable if the basic price of crude exceeds a certain value. Given the price is pretty much set by the producers (as OPEC was set up to do) any shortage is more often than not a function of production (the USA, Russia, OPEC etc could flood the market but at around $100 a barrel everyone is happy - except the poor and hungry but they weren't buying much anyway - better to burn their food as fuel instead eh?)
PS believing in a fuel shortage is supporting the high prices - it's only a shortage becuase the taps have been turned down.
Re: Are we Super Humans?
Yes the northern hemisphere. You know where the population is. Step away from wikipedia and study some atmospheric chemistry yourself and you might realise that the Chlorine in the upper stratosphere is assumed to come from CFCs (also assumed the majority of natural sources from volcanoes etc are "washed out" ). Ozone level is frequently a function of atmospheric dynamics and not simple atmospheric chemistry.
Low boiling points do not escape the density problem. If the CFC is broken down to chlorine before transportation to the upper atmosphere then it will get "washed out" in the same way volcanic Cl is removed (according to the current belief) . Brownian motion cannot escape convection currents and evaporation is for liquids (if it's got a low boiling point then we are discussing gases are we not?) Pehaps we need to revisit our understandings?
Catastrophic Anthropogenic climate change via CO2 emissions? Nope not enough evidence. Natural Climate change caused by many factors of which our understanding and reliable data is in a nascent stage - yep sign me up. The historic proxy record indicates the earths climate exists in two semi stable states - ice age and interglacial. The tipping points between the two are unknown (except that CO2 increases come after temperature increases). There is no indication of a thermageddon state even when CO2 levels have been higher than today. The AGW crowd insist the modern era is special yet evidence suggests (warming period of the 1930-40s) the only thing special is our ability to measure the earth from space.
The limited resources concept is also a myth. The stone age didn't end when we ran out of stone - the oil age won't end due to lack of oil. Have some faith in us :)
Re: How is this newsworthy?
Noms do you practice only reading one bit that you can disagree with and ignoring the rest? If the GWP of CO2 was rated as 1 but has been shown in real world conditions to be a factor of 3.75 out what does that make the real GWP of CO2? Answers on a postcard.
Re: Are we Super Humans?
I think you better look again at the Ozone layer and CFCs. Especially data from this century. Also I suggest you look at the role of Dupont in the Montreal Protocol.
PS given the density of CFC how do you explain how it gets from the land masses of the northern hemisphere to the Antarctic Ozone Layer?
Re: How is this newsworthy?
Nom - read my post. Made up because the GWP of CO2 has been over estimated and given as there is no build up of these other gases in the atmosphere their GWP = a bit fat nothing.
Re: Climate changes, but
Ok Noms I concede the oceans as long as you give me the NET effect of ocean cooling is CO2 sequestion and the NET effect of Ocean warming is release of CO2? Given as Trenberth believes all his "missing heat" is in the oceans how does that affect your calculations?
From your buddies http://www.skepticalscience.com/Carbon-Dioxide-the-Dominant-Control-on-Global-Temperature-and-Sea-Level-Over-the-Last-40-Million-Years.html
No correlation equals not very dominant QED.
So how did you get 25% of 392 ppm is human emissions?