* Posts by NomNomNom

2258 posts • joined 14 Apr 2011

Hubble spies supermassive black hole in surprising spot

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Serious question, could it be aliens?

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'Planet nine' theory boosted by Kuiper Belt Object with odd orbit

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Re: Optional

You are confusing things with logic and calculations. The planet is out there that's all we need to know. That and it will soon return heralding the beginning of the next reptilian egg hatching cycle. That's why they are mobilising Donald Trump 5 years ahead of schedule

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Re: Lost

Not so sure jet fuel can melt steel beams now are we

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Oculus Rift review-gasm round-up: The QT on VR

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Re: No connection with reality

Bigger than Netscape? I call bullshit on that. Netscape changed my life. Why without Netscape we might as well all be dead

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"You can almost sense the desperation in the reporter as he realizes the dream he's been sold by Zuckerberg for over a year actually amounts to little more than bumping into furniture in your living room like a blind incontinent dog."

Hahaha

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Micro Focus spends $540m to add Serena its software brand museum

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Re: Give it another 20 years

Cobol has already been added to visual studio. COBOL can even be compiled to managed code.

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We're doing SETI the wrong and long way around, say boffins

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The idea of a nearby alien civilisation being coincidentally at the same early technology level as us at the same time as us is ridiculous. I have no idea why seemingly sensible people have this idea that nearby intelligent life would be relatable enough to us to be detectable.

The undisturbed 500+ million year history of life on Earth is testament to the lack of anyone out there showing any interest. I doubt the physical world holds much interest to any civilisation for more than a thousand years after the discovery of radio. By the time we are able to start "colonising the galaxy" we won't want to any more.

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Google robo-car backs into bendy-bus in California

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More self driving car pipe dream bullshit

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Is Facebook about to get a Virtual Reality check?

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VR taking on is much more plausible than driverless cars.

This is probably the step to establishing VR as a thing you can buy. After that there is probably going to be a new moore's law for immersion, with every few years bringing improvements in resolution, headset weight, controllers, etc and of course cost. I wouldn't be surprised to see devices for other sensory inputs such as touch, smell, being introduced too. At some point the level of immersion will reach a point where it hooks enough people to lead to a culture shift where people become glued inside the internet instead of being glued to screens looking into it. The resulting network will probably have a different name (VRnet?) to distinguish it from the internet.

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Scariest climate change prediction yet: More time to eat plane food

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Re: False premise leads to false results

2015 is the hottest on record in all records except the lower troposphere records. It beats both 2010 and 1997.

That's land surface, sea surface and ocean heat.

curiously sceptics only see fit to ever quote the lower troposphere records as the single source of truth. Never mentioning that the most serious errors found in any records were in those lower troposphere records, which are just as heavily adjusted as the surface records.

As I said before the whole data adjustment conspiracy theory is politically motivated by sceptics straining for a justification for why they cherrypick the record that is most convenient to their argument. That's also why sceptics never question the adjustments made to the lower troposphere records. They could do so easily, but it wouldn't be politically expedient for the lobbyist funded think tanks (GWPF, Heartland Institute, SEPP) who churn out the sceptic memes for media consumption to do so.

Another thing is that only a few years ago sceptics were actively citing the other records to claim there was a pause in warming. It's only since additional time in a warming world has demolished the idea that the world has stopped warming that they are now disowning those records and clinging on to one. I expect the lower troposphere will go the same way soon too. All the indexes are heading upwards, it's only a matter of time.

Even sea level which is a proxy of thermal expansion and therefore (although just a few years ago sceptics were even trying to claim that had paused).

All the failed predictions seem to be stacking up on the side of the sceptics. Including their global cooling "it's going to cool down any day now" ideas.

Only the fervent believers among sceptics are going to be able to keep it up in coming years, probably trying to whitewash the history of pause advocacy in the process. We'll have another arctic sea ice record minimum in years to come and these sceptics will be desperately trying for a THIRD time to claim it's the last one and that ice is not heading towards zero. Really don't think the wider world is going to buy such insane repeatedly demonstrated wrong denial.

Perhaps this was why lewis page was disposed of. Afterall republican anti-science conspiracy theory style tabloid trash about "hoaxes" of adjusted data and new world order puppet masters is in stark contrast to decent scientific reporting such as:

http://arstechnica.co.uk/science/2016/01/thorough-not-thoroughly-fabricated-the-truth-about-global-temperature-data/

Perhaps the register doesn't want to be associated with trump-like reality bending stupidity anymore.

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Re: False premise leads to false results

"computer models all predict far too much warming - two, three, even more, times what is actually found on a long-term basis"

They do appear to show too much warming, but it isn't two or three times higher. It's more like 10-40%, which doesn't invalidate the theory that human emissions are warming the earth anymore than punctuated equilibrium invalidated the theory of evolution.

"none of the climate scientists predicted the pause, which has lasted for 18 years an 8 months now."

Actually the pause no longer exists in most datasets. Meaning it never existed. It was a statistical anomaly. Some scientists did warn sceptics that starting trends in 1998 over a short period was a bad idea. They didn't listen though.

I would say the fact warming has continued is probably the best example now of a prediction that AGW theory has got correct, mainly because it's detractors cannot claim it was an easy prediction to make. A potential falsification and the theory passed.

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Re: False premise leads to false results

The sceptic tactic of at one moment saying they accept the world is warming but dispute the cause of it, and then next moment going back to disputing the world is warming and claiming it's all data manipulation is wearing thin.

Over a dozen measures of different properties of the earth by many independent scientific groups from different countries around the world show the Earth has continued warming since the 70s.

https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/3M_HEAT_CONTENT/

http://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/products/gwp/temp/ann_wld.html

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs_v3/Fig.A2.gif

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/media/image/d/2/hadcrut4_graph_small.jpg

http://www.aviso.altimetry.fr/en/data/products/ocean-indicators-products/mean-sea-level.html

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global/globe/land_ocean/ytd/12/1880-2015

http://berkeleyearth.org/berkeley-earth-temperature-update/

No objective person would look at this mass of data and conclude anything but the world is warming. Additionally with each passing year of continued warming the idea that this is just some natural cycle becomes less credible.

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Re: Hummm...

You recall incorrectly

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Re: False premise leads to false results

I really don't understand the obsession with denying that the vast majority of climate scientists believe man is warming the climate. If I walked into a pub with 20 in I'd expect to be hard pressed to find just 1 who didn't think man was responsible. Is that really so threatening to skeptics? I guess so

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Re: Hummm...

You don't recall correctly and it wasn't the same models

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Re: False premise leads to false results

so there is no 97% consensus of climate scientists that man made global warming is true but 100% of climate scientists believe in man made global warming to get more funding.

Thanks for the laugh people

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Re: Hummm...

how do you think climate scientists have known since the 70s that the earth would warm and continue warming? Climate models. They remain our best predictors of future climate and impacts. Btw studies like this are based on premises such as the impact being on current aircraft design. That is an entirely reasonable case to test.

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Re: False premise leads to false results

"THIS YEAR HOTTEST EVER ( although actually *way* within the error margins, technically equally as warm as one year just after the war before AGW really apparently kicked in ). That form of hyperbole doesn't sit well"

Well 2015 was the warmest year on record at the surface. It isn't within the error margins, it's the warmest.

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That's cute, Germany – China shows the world how fusion is done

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not true, I am developing a UK based fusion reactor in a garage in Swindon, that has to date seen some very promising results.

Did you know it's possible to run 23 microwave ovens off a single home plug socket, after a bit of rewiring?

So far I have managed to contain an apple turnover within a high energy microwave field for over 20 minutes, to the point that the internal temperature of the turnover became hotter than the Sun.

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Re: Soon...

The red communist Chinese threat must be met with increased paranoia and nationalism. At all costs!

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Virginia man charged in intriguing 'suspicious bacon' case

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Bacon

A product founded on animal abuse, performed for the pursuit of human pleasure

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Australia considers mass herpes release for population control

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that comment just made me sea horse

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"The species is blamed for a decline in water quality"

While we are on the subject of blame I would also like to see dolphins punished for the BP deep water horizon oil leak a few years back, as well as the lesser spotted woodpecker for it's role in precipitating WWII.

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North Korean operating system is a surveillance state's tour de force

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Re: I'm gonna download this shit...

what if I just don't give a fuck if the chinese take over my computer? like seriously that's some first world problem shit

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Brit 'naut Tim Peake tucks into space bacon sarnie

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so first example of exploitation of animal abuse in space

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Drivers? Where we’re going, we don’t need drivers…

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Driverless cars are a scam. They will not become a thing. They will remain perceptually in development, with constant news articles promising they are just round the corner.

At least the fusion researchers only have to figure out a few physics problems.

The driverless car manufacturers need to invent hard AI.

yeah good luck with that. not falling for it.

Get back to me when the AI in the 100% controlled environment of GTA drives cars remotely credibly.

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Sanders presidential campaign accuses Democrats of dirty data tricks

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This is what happens when you allow communists to infiltrate your party.

Trump 2016.

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Visual Studio Code: How to integrate Git

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Re: Why this obsession?

"What is the real advantage in using your IDE to do source control?"

True, but in the same way, what is the real disadvantage in using your IDE to do source control?

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Microsoft encrypts explanation of borked Windows 10 encryption

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about time parliament authorized a drone strike against ronald mcdonald, I always thought that dipshit had something to hide, otherwise why dress up like a clown?

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Microsoft?? more like M$cro$oft

upvote if you think this comment is edgy

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US gourmets sizzle in bacon-scented underwear

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Re: @NomNomNom (was:Pig)

They are as sentient as a 6 month old human child. Put it that way. The burden of proof is surely on you to prove they aren't beings of capable awareness to warrant rights.

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Re: @NomNomNom (was:Pig)

Doesn't matter how "lovingly" you kill them and tear them apart. they are sentient beings and don't consent to being executed

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Re: Yeah, you like bacon, I like bacon, now shut up about it and bring me some sausages

Main problem is that sentient beings are being killed for human entertainment. That's really what bacon is - an entertainment product.

Now unless one happens to disbelieve evolution, humans are not inherently special compared to individuals of other species. We are not the only sentient beings on the planet, even though our culture ingrains in us the concept that non-humans are non-persons, their lives having no value other than to what we assign them. to dispose of for our purposes. The concept of a non-human individual valuing their own life and that being meaningful is alien to our culture.

Imagine a breed of human who are kept in cages from birth and their hair harvested to make coats. They are killed at age 2 and their meat sold to the pet food industry. But is ok because they are killed "humanely" with a quick shot to the head. Some of them are even "free range". The dog food cans have their smiling faces on, because farms are happy places and the farmer loves the children he farms.

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Re: Pig

Animal abuse, ain't it swell

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NASA pours cold comets on aliens-make-star-flutter theory

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It has always been blindingly obvious that our government would need to maintain large banks of chemical matter away from the prying eyes of the public if it were to be intent on spraying us daily from the skies with titanium, borium, floride and bismuth. Perhaps what we are observing are not alien megastructures at all, but a system of orbiting chemical weapons dumps covered in the greasy fingerprints of government lackeys.

My theory of chemical sky trails, as documented in my as yet unfinished 87 page peer reviewed scientific blog post, posits that our government must be storing vast quantities of chemical matter at an undisclosed, secret location.

Well gentlemen, this is my Eureka moment.

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Who owns space? Looking at the US asteroid-mining act

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Re: Really? Harmful contamination? Really?

yeah if you wanted to own things in space you had to really do it before international laws against owning space things came into force. haley managed to get a comet this way, but unfortunately she didn't think to establish a mining company to reap the benefits.

In some ways I think the catholic church has a good argument for ownership of the entire universe given it was all made originally by god.

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Blocking out the Sun won't fix climate change – but it could buy us time

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Humans are the driver of the recent unprecedented co2 increase in the atmosphere. It IS planetary engineering.

Some people can't admit the danger because they are more concerned about money and conspiracy theories.

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"As a side note "denier" is a bullshit smear tactic and I don't care for it."

how about anti-science backwards conspiracy loon then?

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"One messes up on planetary engineering, I think would be much worse than the effects of climate change"

when you realize our Co2 emissions ARE planetary engineering

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Re: Cool the Core

"are causing water-born CO2 to 'effervesce' and go right up into the atmosphere"

nope, the partial pressure of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased due to human emissions. Direction is therefore into the oceans not out.

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Re: Utter Tosh

"It's interesting that someone is recommending mucking around with the atmosphere to reflect 2% of solar radiation as having a positive benefit on climate change, yet most of the global warming advocates deny that solar variability has any significant impact and insist it's all down to greenhouse gases."

That's because solar output only varies by tenths of a %.

But well done assuming you knew more than you did.

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Re: The Conversation? - slow news day (very)

"All in all I'd say that the effects of atmospheric CO2 are considerably different than whatever 1-dimensional models are being used to predict planetary"

You are clueless too. You don't speak on behalf of science. In fact rather the opposite, you've thought about it for 10 minutes and assume no-one else ever has and therefore you've proven science must all be a lie. drivel.

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Re: The Conversation? - slow news day (very)

you are clueless moonrakin. Like a creationist or a chemtrail or anti-vaxxer, you guys see nothing but conspiracies and are immune to evidence.

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Re: Refreeze the poles?

"How do the climate warmers explain that? They don't, of course, and they deserve to be utterly discredited."

yeah you tell them. Just like how scientists can't explain fossils or gravity.

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California cops pull over Google car for driving too SLOWLY

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Re: What's funny...

Finally someone who agrees with me, including the part about strong AI

Call me when they can get AI car drivers performing realistically in the controlled environment of video games before trying to convince me current AI algorithms are sufficient to pilot cars safely and practically in the real world.

One thing I don't quite understand is what Google get out of this project.

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Boffins solve bacon crisis with newly-patented plant

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Evolution expects us to travel by foot everywhere and only to communicate with people who are in earshot. We have all gone beyond evolution. I don't eat and product from animals

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Neuroboffins use supercomputer to partially build DIGITAL RAT BRAIN

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It's going to be interesting to find out in our lifetimes whether consciousness just emerges from the right configuration of a large number of neurons. I imagine in 20 years time the experiment they performed here on a supercomputer could be performed on a laptop.

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Re: A rat is fine too!

I suspect if it were possible to compress with genetic algorithms nature would have done it already

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Boffins: We know what KILLED the DINOS – and it wasn't just an asteroid

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Re: Terminology:

pluto's a dog

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Global warming stopped in 1998? No it didn't. If you say that, you're going to PRISON

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Re: I hope they are ready...

"there is absolutely NO PROOF of AGW"

"there is absolute NO PROOF of EVOLUTION"

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