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Upper Limit On Emissions Likely To Be Exceeded Within Decades

BMOC Another cry of wolf (324 comments)

The whole website 350.org was created what now... 6 years ago? Because Bill McKibben said that 350 ppm CO2 was a "safe upper limit" for CO2 in the atmosphere in 2007.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/350.org
http://350.org/

Since we are now well past 350ppm CO2 in the atmosphere: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/

The IP-Cry-Wolf organization has to create a "new" upper limit. It's just more bullshit. They have no idea what any "safe upper limit" for CO2 is, they guess and publicize scary numbers every 5 years in order to secure future funding.

1 year,28 days
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Video Game Industry Starting To Feel Heat On Gun Massacres

BMOC Starting to feel the heat? (1006 comments)

I always felt the flamethrowers were OP.

about a year and a half ago
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FAA Pushed To Review Ban On Electronics

BMOC Safety at 150 miles per hour? (369 comments)

Those instructions are worthless in all but the rarest of circumstances. I guarantee you your lap-belt + crash position or flotation device isn't going to save you when the ground is coming up and your ground speed is in excess of formula-1 racers. At that point it's just random chance that saves you. The Hudson river "landing" was remarkable simply because its one of the most rare forms of plane crash, the controlled crash where everyone managed to survive. Besides which, once you've flown 10-20 times, those instructions are obvious and easy to remember.

about a year and a half ago
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FAA Pushed To Review Ban On Electronics

BMOC Re:Avionics (369 comments)

If that's the fear, then all consumer electronics should be banned from flying, just like guns. The random malfunction of consumer electronics potentially interacting with the comm/nav systems on a commercial jetliner has to be 5-10 orders of magnitude more rare than someone building a portable high-power RF white noise source and leaving it on during takeoff.

about a year and a half ago
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Boston Declares Health Emergency Due To Massive Flu Outbreak

BMOC Re:I'm home sick, now. (316 comments)

Maybe the problem is that unused sick time can be rolled into vacation time.

This is actually the problem. My company doesn't work this way anymore. Sick time is allowed to be taken as needed and does not accumulate. However if you go above X hours a year of sick time you get a stern lecture from your level X boss, if you go above Y hours, Y+X boss, etc... It doesn't get abused often I don't think, at least I haven't seen it.

about 2 years ago
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Boston Declares Health Emergency Due To Massive Flu Outbreak

BMOC I think I've already had it, getting over it. (316 comments)

It sucked. Infection that just wouldn't die and moved all over the place, sinuses, throat, lungs, nodes, etc... I'd stay home a day and think I was getting better, and it would just move somewhere else. Stupid flu.

about 2 years ago
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New York Paper Uses Public Records To Publish Gun-Owner Map

BMOC Re:So Proud of Gun Ownership (1232 comments)

By this logic, a free-speech/freedom-of-information loving U.S. Government should be telling the world what weapons it has, and where it keeps all it's good weapons.

about 2 years ago
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The World's Fastest-Growing Cause of Death Is Pollution From Car Exhaust

BMOC Re:Industrialization is quickly coming (338 comments)

If Americans were still fat, but used all electric cars instead of public transportation, would you still hate them so much? Oh wait, I shouldn't ask, you'll probably just find another reason to hate them.

As an American, I'd have to say 'yes'. They'd still be clogging up the roads, demanding newer and larger freeways, complaining about the lack of parking, using more power, and be lazier and fatter, than if they didn't mind building and using some decent public transit.

So: 1) An automobile infrastructure that hasn't been seriously upgraded in 40 years isn't worth complaining about? 2) A parking infrastructure that hasn't been upgraded isn't worth complaining about? Public transportation is just another way to get around, it's not some magical "best" method of transportation.

about 2 years ago
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The World's Fastest-Growing Cause of Death Is Pollution From Car Exhaust

BMOC Re:Industrialization is quickly coming (338 comments)

I can certainly comment on bile and hatred that has no use in a discussion, you seem to vomit that stuff out.

about 2 years ago
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The World's Fastest-Growing Cause of Death Is Pollution From Car Exhaust

BMOC Re:Industrialization is quickly coming (338 comments)

What the heck, this is a hilarious troll. I confess you got me.

1.88M tall, 90 kg, just like every other mutt Dutchman in the world.

about 2 years ago
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The World's Fastest-Growing Cause of Death Is Pollution From Car Exhaust

BMOC Re:Industrialization is quickly coming (338 comments)

Did you vote for anyone who made it illegal to refuse medical service based on income? If so, you helped contribute to this disaster.

Not that I think it's all hunky dory that your income is sized up before you get treated, but legally forcing the medical establishment to treat everyone can ONLY force everyone to pay for people who are less responsible for their health.

about 2 years ago
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The World's Fastest-Growing Cause of Death Is Pollution From Car Exhaust

BMOC Re:Industrialization is quickly coming (338 comments)

Dear god, why not leave your naked prejudice inside before it leaves your hands? I promise I might take you a little more seriously if you can stop hating people just because of their lifestyle.

If Americans were still fat, but used all electric cars instead of public transportation, would you still hate them so much? Oh wait, I shouldn't ask, you'll probably just find another reason to hate them.

about 2 years ago
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Hacker Behind Leaked Nude Celebrity Photos Gets 10 Years

BMOC Re:information wants to be free! (346 comments)

I think most celebrities do have a open-use policy on their nether regions, but retain the rights to body-mod to themselves. To be precise, I think they're more like 10-day trial shareware.

about 2 years ago
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TSA (Finally) Studying Health Effects of Body Scanners

BMOC Re:The hypocrisy just keeps getting worse. (225 comments)

To be pedantic, actually nuclear radiation comes in three types: gamma, alpha, and beta radiation. Only gamma radiation is EM, the others are particle decays.

Particles are waves, and waves are particles.

I could represent your body and soul with a wave, but my noise floor is too high and my frequency resolution too coarse.

about 2 years ago
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Hacker Behind Leaked Nude Celebrity Photos Gets 10 Years

BMOC Re:Like they didnt want it to happen (346 comments)

The sickness is called "Ego", it's incurable, and they all have it. Worse still, they have invented an infection path via reality television which they use to spread this epidemic of narcissism to the rest of the planet

about 2 years ago
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The World's Fastest-Growing Cause of Death Is Pollution From Car Exhaust

BMOC Industrialization is quickly coming (338 comments)

..to 2 billion people when you consider India + China. That means automobile transportation is quickly becoming NORMAL in those areas. That means HORRENDOUS smog problems for the next 4-6 decades in those areas.

In short, this isn't news, it was expected when you consider how much of the world is still developing quickly.

about 2 years ago

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NOAA has overestimated land surface temperature trends by up to two times.

BMOC BMOC writes  |  more than 2 years ago

BMOC writes "Anthony Watts of Surfacestations project (crowdsourced research) has finally yielded some discussion worthy results (pdf). He uses a siting classification system developed by Michel Leroy for Meteofrance in 1999 that was improved in 2010 to quantify the effect of heat sinks and sources within the thermometer viewshed by calculation of the area- weighted and distance-weighted impact of biasing elements to calculate both raw and gridded 30 year trends for each surveyed station, using temperature data from USHCNv2. His initial claims are that station siting is impacting the surface temperature record significantly, and NOAA adjustments are exacerbating that problem, not helping. Whether you agree with his results or not, recognize that this method of research is modern and worth your participation in the review. Poke holes in publicly sourced and presented research all you can, that's what makes this method useful."
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