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### Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

You're reading a lot into what I said. I'm willing to listen to actual science, not the personal opinions of scientists, not politics and not personal feelings. The computer models are wrong.

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### Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

The computer models immediately diverged from reality and haven't returned. As Richard Feynman said, "If it disagrees with experiment, it is wrong."

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### Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

> that the Big Bang was result of quantum fluctuations in which the universe came into existence from nothing

They're using a rather odd definition of "nothing."

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### Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

Those other guys must not read all the comments either. We should form a club or something. We could call it "I Try Read SlashDot While Also Getting My Work Done Club."

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### Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

Try listening on a stereo with wooden knobs... or a computer with wooden keys.

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### Oracle Seeking Community Feedback on Java 8 EE Plans

Put fewer security holes in it. Maybe just one or two.

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### A Math Test That's Rotten To the Common Core

Re:How hard can that possibly be? (663 comments)

Question 1: You see 5 pennies, the total in the cup is 6, so the missing part is 1 (penny). How hard can that possibly be?

If you see five, and there are six more in the cup, then the total is eleven. If only one is missing, then which one?

The answer isn't listed. Whether there are 11 or 6, they're all accounted for so 0 coins are missing. (Assuming they're coins)

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### SCOTUS Says DNA Collection Permissible After Arrest

What good is the Fourth Amendment? (643 comments)

If search warrants are handed out like toilet paper and your DNA isn't protected, what's left?

about a year and a half ago
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### Overconfidence: Why You Suck At Making Development Time Estimates

Projects that are simple at a high level can consist of several parts and each of those parts might require many small tasks and each small task may require other tasks. Yak Shaving It's like playing a quest in World of Warcraft.

about a year and a half ago
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Their definition of racism is limited. Why didn't they include the phrase "old white men" in their search? It comes up about every 5 minutes on twitter.

more than 2 years ago
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### NASA Scientist: Heat Waves Really Are From Global Warming

What happened in 1980 to cause the climate to change?

more than 2 years ago
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### Florida Thinks Their Students Are Too Stupid To Know the Right Answers

If you want to get nitpicky... (663 comments)

Multiple choice questions are invalid. Students select the answer they were predetermined to choose by the big bang.

more than 2 years ago
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Agreed. Distractions are the biggest problem. Stay away from the TV. When work gets tough, even the most boring TV show can be tempting. Stay off of youtube as well.

more than 2 years ago
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### Israeli Spyware Sold To Iran

Stuxnet 2.0 bundled free.

more than 2 years ago
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### IEA Warns of Irreversible Climate Change In 5 Years

Global warming? I'm still waiting for the ozone hole to kill us. That was supposed to happen almost 12 years ago.

more than 3 years ago
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### Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

Re:Thanks for all the Fish Wrapper (1521 comments)

Sorry, I missed it. How did you eventually remove the virus?

more than 3 years ago
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### S&P's \$2 Trillion Math Mistake

Re:I can't fault them for doing so.. (1040 comments)

Exactly. To eliminate the trillion dollar deficit with taxes, the average family would have to pay an extra \$10,000 every year and there is no guarantee that spending won't simply increase along with the taxes like it has before. The only solution is for the government to live within its means.

more than 3 years ago
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### Solar Energy Is the Fastest Growing Industry In the US

More like a measure of inefficiency. Reminds me of the broken glass fallacy

more than 3 years ago

# Slashdot: News for Nerds

Thufir's a Harkonnen now.