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Will Overselling Global Warming Lead To A New Scientific Dark Age?

Anti Cheat Same old, same old (5 comments)

I'll once again stand by my past posts. Climate modelling is still way to uncertain (re primitive) to make predictions, or especially place blame. There simply is not enough known about the earth's system to get even close to modelling it reliably, let alone predict the future. The Planet has many more surprises left and won't miss any or all of us.

Now let all of us, especially you climate change religion types, just calm down and go back to saving the seals.

I'm a conservationist. Lets bury all those plastic bags until there is a market for them. Then just dig them up and make a dollar or three. The future is in recycling.

about 8 months ago
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Sun Not a Significant Driver of Climate Change

Anti Cheat Re:In related news (552 comments)

"There's been plenty of warmth in November and into December, including in Canada."
Ummm no.
This year was called the summer that wasn't All kinds of record lows were set in November and December across Canada and even the US. But hey that is just weather right?

You all missed my point made with my sarcasm and fascias remarks made in my posts. But I never expected either side to actually have a balanced look at what is happening.

To be completely honest. I welcome global warming. I want to know.
Meanwhile. The more electric I conserve, the higher my per kilowatt rate goes up. So I'm still paying more. Guess Ontario hydro (Re: tax income really) doesn't like the diminishing returns when we all conserve. Funny, but the exact same thing happened when everyone began using less water. Facts...not just some hypothesis. Check the data for yourself.

about 9 months ago
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Sun Not a Significant Driver of Climate Change

Anti Cheat Re:In related news (552 comments)

To tlhIngan
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!
No it hasn't been shown. That's bull

There is no credible model that supports that! It's not proven. It's not even an accepted hypothesis!!! (in the broader scientific community). I would even dangerously put forth that this was propaganda. That story (hypothesis) was from a few years ago and has since been widely revised.

Gee and I thought there have been less hurricanes? But look it up. If you mention Sandy's destruction, you just prove my point.

Geeezzzzzussss.

about 9 months ago
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Sun Not a Significant Driver of Climate Change

Anti Cheat Re: In related news (552 comments)

Unlike people from Toronto, it is not the centre of the universe. As a conservationist, I don't see the point in turning science into a religion where the decided conclusion drives what is acceptable data.

about 9 months ago
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Sun Not a Significant Driver of Climate Change

Anti Cheat Re:110,000 year major glaciation Sun cycle (552 comments)

Don't get me started on volcanoes. Even up to 5 years ago, many in the climate science said that volcanoes play no significant role in the present climate changes. This year they finally began to retract that belief, based on actually beginning to look at the data..

about 9 months ago
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Sun Not a Significant Driver of Climate Change

Anti Cheat Re:Will AGW deniers apologize or disappear? (552 comments)

Why is it, that you must have some kind of god to believe in? How is it that the evidence supports your "to even greater certainties". You are the one that just dismisses data or studies that maybe counter to your belief system, claiming big oil is the reason for them. Prove it from any serious method and not by just quoting some tabloid story or conspiracy blog.. Hell, it wasn't until last year that science got the data on the antarctic ocean circulation was analyzed and discovered. Let alone it is one of, or the major influence on sea temp. Yet this data is not yet used in any of the models. How Dare you to presume climate science is in anyway mature yet. The arrogance is beyond belief!

about 9 months ago
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Sun Not a Significant Driver of Climate Change

Anti Cheat Re:Yet tiresome denialism will still reign supreme (552 comments)

Then why am I not under water by now, as where the so called 'solid' predictions of just 10 years ago said I would be? Why are only 1% of glaciers melting? and how is that significant? Why has the global temperature not risen in the last 10 years? Why hasn't new ice core data on how fast climate change has happened in the past been put into the climate models? I could go on and on, but your religion won't accept improved data because it may upset what you have already decided.

about 9 months ago
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Sun Not a Significant Driver of Climate Change

Anti Cheat Re:In related news (552 comments)

I can't believe that rossdee didn't get the joke. That is something so many tree huggers just lack the capacity to get. It worries me when basic critical thinking is required and just isn't there. This is why science is sacrificed over a blind religion. Fact is, climate science has become a religion for some. Sad.

Where is global warming when you need it? Once again I'm freezing my ass off in Canada. That ain't local weather by any stretch when it is a whole continent. Largest cold mass over the arctic in recent history once again, (notice I said "once again"!). We got lucky last year, if you can call it that. Most of the cold slipped over Russia instead of here, but not this year. The cold mass is even larger this year, so it hasn't missed us. I seriously fear a mini ice age, like in 1066, or worse. Evidence is building to support that possibility! I hope not,

David Suzuki should be jailed for fraud!! His greed has cost him his credibility. Sue me David, for calling it how I see it. What is your carbon foot print? Nice houses Dave. Nice jet-set life style. How's your buddy Gore doing? No matter what Suzuki wants others to believe, he is not a climate scientist. He (and Gore for that matter) have less credibility than a bag of stuff that smells just like sh$t, but nobody has actually looked inside yet. Pfffft...makes me puke.

I apologize to all sane people for ranting, but all these global warm...opps.. 'Climate change' conclusions done in isolation, are just not supported by the wider science as it sits now..

about 9 months ago
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Cyborg Cockroach Sparks Ethics Debate

Anti Cheat Kill Glorious kill (512 comments)

But do you actually get to kill the cockroach at the end of the experiment?
Would be such a waste not too. Brouhaha!!!

about a year ago
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Speeding Object Makes Small Hole In the ISS Solar Array

Anti Cheat Re:Any way to see them coming? (119 comments)

It may not have been a man made object.
Perhaps they may have identified it as a space rock if they knew when it hit and what angle the arrays were in at the time. I'm almost sure the power systems would have detected the change in the power caused by the impact. The arrays were built to expect impacts and remain functional, up to a certain point. It would take an awful lot to significantly effect an array.

about a year ago
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Speeding Object Makes Small Hole In the ISS Solar Array

Anti Cheat Re:Give credit where it's due... (119 comments)

So on a ship you'd refer to the Captain as just a sailor?
I know this is /. So I don't expect accuracy...shrug

about a year ago
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Speeding Object Makes Small Hole In the ISS Solar Array

Anti Cheat Hadfield is the Commander (119 comments)

"Chris Hadfield, an astronaut currently on the ISS"

Chris Hadfield is not just an astronaut on the ISS. He's the Commander of the ISS right now. Oh and he's Canadian.

about a year ago
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Cold Spring Linked To Dramatic Sea Ice Loss

Anti Cheat Re:Great to stay credible. Where's my maple sugar? (422 comments)

First up is that Toronto is historically mostly snow free. The little snow it gets, usually melts soon after without much if any accumulation over the winter period. It is more influenced by the lake effect than any occasional Alberta clipper. Also check Toronto's latitude as related to the rest of Canada.

As for your comment about the rest of the world..
The point is that climate is a global thing. Just because you're having a slightly longer winter in the UK doesn't mean that the rest of us are, or means is it a sign of global warming..

You live in a climate buffer zone with most of your climate influenced by the gulf stream rather than the northern pressure zones. You must be young not to know colder and/or longer winter temperatures in the UK. Check the history starting now and perhaps going back 200 to 400 years. The Thames freezing over and especially Longer winters is not that uncommon in the UK. It's weather history oscillates somewhat, as would be expected at that location due to these and other factors living in that zone. Better hope the gulf stream continues flowing your way, or get used to longer and far less hospitable winters.. It historically does fluctuate.

But my main point!
As for what you called "my view" as compared to the rest of the world. Recognizing dry humour or sarcasm isn't your strong point is it?

about a year and a half ago
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Cold Spring Linked To Dramatic Sea Ice Loss

Anti Cheat Re:Great to stay credible. Where's my maple sugar? (422 comments)

Global Warming stole the Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve (SMSR)!

My God!!!! That's it!
Everything is caused by global warming.

I did however like one comment in the article, on how it caused a colder and snowier winter/spring with the conclusion there will be less water. Umm the more snow that melts in the spring, usually means more water not less in the summer.

about a year and a half ago
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Cold Spring Linked To Dramatic Sea Ice Loss

Anti Cheat Great to stay credible. Where's my maple sugar? (422 comments)

Last month the cold weather was because warm air from the south rose over the arctic cold air, thus forcing the colder arctic air down to the southern latitudes. So now it is because last summer there was less ice that froze over long before spring ever came. So how again did the ice covering all the arctic now has caused a colder spring? Did anyone tell these guys that the arctic is still frozen over as we speak? It's not open water. So why is the jet stream being affected? I'm just not clear on all this.
I do know one thing. It's still cold outside and the sow is still on the ground. How is this different from any other Canadian winter or spring for that matter? I'm just lucky enough to remember the weather before all this global warming came along. So how is it different again? How is getting snow in the winter anything unusual? How is snow on the ground in March different? How is maple sugar season changed?

about a year and a half ago
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Google Fiber Expansion Puts ISPs On Notice

Anti Cheat Lies (1 comments)

Lies, more lies and more dam lies.
ISP's will tell the public whatever they think they can get away with. Unfortunately due to the average to majority of the public being ignorant of technology, ISP's continually get away with whatever they want.
Time to reconsider bringing more teeth to the laws governing accuracy of corporate statements aimed at misleading customers or the public as a whole.

about a year and a half ago
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How to (or NOT to) Train Your Job Replacement?

Anti Cheat upto U (3 comments)

You said it yourself. You have other clients. The choice is yours really, if getting out of your contract is possible.
In your present situation are you tasked by contract to teach anyone?

If I felt that the company was purposely bringing in this new guy to hopefully replace me one day, I would seriously look at my contract situation. I maybe in a position to renegotiate a new contract at a price that represents the workload to teach someone else. The price certainly would be set based on what I considered a decent exit payout.
It's all about value for money.
Like it or not, there is a value to expecting ongoing work verses work that terminates earlier. The longer the job the better the rate (to a point). Less secure jobs warrant a different consideration especially if it means turning over knowledge you took years to build into your skill set, especially when it made the project successful in the first place. If a company is going to abuse the intent of the contract, then I certainly would examine my options. The way I feel. Replacing me at the expense of my IP is simply not on, unless I specifically signed that away.

about a year and a half ago
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Golf Channel Testing Out New Octo-copter Drone to Film Golfers This Weekend

Anti Cheat FAA won't be far behind (3 comments)

Once again a public disclosure on using drones (that are really only FPV craft not real drones) for commercial purpose and once again this is a big NO..NO. So far the FAA has been grounding others, as reported here on slashdot. I expect the same cease and desist will be issued here as well.

The problem as I see it is that the FAA only hears about the safe use of FPV and Drone craft and has to shut them down simply because it encourages the darker side of unsafe use of FPV and Drones by yahoos. You know the ones. They fly near airports and over populated areas at altitudes that pose a certain danger to others.

The time is coming, when sadly new rules will come in that will make it almost or completely impossible to fly our drones. At best we'll be restricted to such small fields and altitudes as to make it so boring the hobby will die. Any open or closed source Drone research, outside of universities, will suffer immensely and technical advances will wither on the vine. Another direct impact will be on the burgeoning commercial business using FPV and Drones will continue to suffer.

about a year and a half ago
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FAA GRounds Aerial Photography with drones.

Anti Cheat They didn't know? (1 comments)

Not only just me but thousands of people in the RC world that know that in the US and Canada it is illegal to fly for commercial purposes. So my question and suspicion is why these guys didn't know this? Is this more likely a case of just hoping to fly under the radar? My suspicion is just that. They hoped the FAA wouldn't notice. These aren't the first commercial operation the FAA has shut down.

Second to this is that both the FAA and Transport Canada are reviewing the regulations. Right now not many people are doing this, but the fear is when literally thousands of people jump into what is seen as a lucrative business. Obviously there will be a large variation of skill level if that happens. You are bound to get a certain number of yahoos taking risks they shouldn't.

about a year and a half ago

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield to retire in July

Anti Cheat Anti Cheat writes  |  about a year ago

Anti Cheat (1749344) writes "The Astronaut who brought space exploration to millions all over the world is retiring from the Canadian Space Agency. Commander Chris Hadfield, by making it fun, seeming accessible and by taking hundreds of pictures of earth and peoples home towns, has decided to end his long career with the agency. What he will do now is up to him but education is strong in this one."
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Asian Electronics Firms to Step Up 3D products Now

Anti Cheat Anti Cheat writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Anti Cheat (1749344) writes "A story being reported by SpaceDaily.com announces, that Asian manufacturers like Fujitsu intend to release new 3d products to market by July.
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Asian_computer_firms_betting_on_a_3D_future_999.html Fujitsu announced on Wednesday a desktop computer that can play 3D content, convert two-dimensional DVDs to 3D and even has a 3D camera. Toshiba not to be left behind announced it's contender. The 3D Dynabook TX/98MB laptop capable of 3D Blu-ray discs, goes on sale in Japan in July. Hot on this evolution is NVidia supplying many of the 3D chipsets used in many of these new products. Other companies plan to step up production to meet an unexpected demand above original their original estimates. All this is hot on the heals of last week's announcement of South Korea's Samsung Electronics and Hollywood director James Cameron announcing a deal to work together to boost 3D television content.
It would seem that the death of 3D TV is somewhat premature."

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IW Founders Sue Activision over compensation

Anti Cheat Anti Cheat writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Anti Cheat (1749344) writes "The plot thickens with Jason West and Vince Zampella apparently suing Acitvision for failing to pay the compensation owed and alluding to control issues. Former Infinity Ward CTO Jason West and president Vince Zampella have officially filed a lawsuit against Activision, according to a press release issued by their law firm, O'Melveny & Myers LLP. According to the release, the suit is alleging "breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, wrong termination in violation of public policy, and declaratory relief." I have to wonder whether Rob (call me Bob) Kotick spit out his coffee when he read his morning newspaper. Or was this like one of those waking him up in the middle of the night, phone call type of events. When someone says this is going to get interesting they really meant it."
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