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Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change

CWCheese Re:nonpartisan environmental research group (420 comments)

Looking up RFTF on Google it seems this group was founded by a huge donation from the Robert Wood Johnson foundation, which is basically the Koch Brothers, from the opposite end of the spectrum, so figure that into the nonpartisan nature of the group

2 days ago
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Best 1990s Sci-fi show?

CWCheese Re:I vote (476 comments)

How about an ITV favorite from the '70s... Space:1999

5 days ago
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Best 1990s Sci-fi show?

CWCheese Re:Bathroom (476 comments)

True, but ST:TMP did have a shower, if not a full bathroom. Of course that was decades before the range of this voting so it may not count.

5 days ago
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Aircraft Responsible For 2.5% of Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions

CWCheese How Will They Get To Paris? (232 comments)

Wow, if this is the case, then what will happen to the Paris climate meetings? How can they even think to hold the meetings if the attendees will be seriously harming the planet by travelling on aircraft?

about a month ago
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Aircraft Responsible For 2.5% of Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions

CWCheese Re:CO2 per passenger mile (232 comments)

I thought the Pope is no longer a German...

about a month ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

CWCheese Re: noooo (560 comments)

It's getting colder because of record warming, didn't they tell you that during the polar vortex discussions last year?

about a month ago
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2014: Hottest Year On Record

CWCheese Re: noooo (560 comments)

yeah, like skepticalscience.com is a reliable source... hah hah hah hah hah hah...

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?

CWCheese Re:if it doesnt work (464 comments)

Coke bottle glasses are referring to the thickness of the glass lenses when viewed from the edge, they looked quite a lot like the thick bottoms of the classic greenish glass Coca-Cola bottles before Coke moved to the plastic containers. Polycarbonate has severely reduced the thickness of lenses so it's rare to truly see those inch-thick (25.4 mm for you Euro folk) monstrosities nowadays. As to progressives (really just bifocals without the dividing line) and computer screens, I've had to suffer the indignity of age and have worn them for nearly a decade. Still bobbing and weaving to find the best focal position, but that's not really a major issue, there are other worse things in life.

about a month ago
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Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic

CWCheese Re:Hipster bashing (278 comments)

8-track needs a comeback, too long since I heard that resounding *clack* interrupting the best song on any album

about a month ago
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Pope Francis To Issue Encyclical On Global Warming

CWCheese Re:How perfectly appropriate - (341 comments)

Takes a lot of faith to believe in those GCMs that continue to fail to predict warming

about 1 month ago
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Google's Lease of NASA Airfield Criticized By Consumer Group

CWCheese Re:what? (138 comments)

Actually, Google did *some* work for NASA but mainly enjoyed the perk of buying lower cost jet fuel through the NASA contracts, much less than they would have paid on the commercial market. When it came to light that the vast majority of their air flights weren't NASA work-related at all, the scandal ensued.

about 3 months ago
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Study Shows How Humans Can Echolocate

CWCheese Re:Haha, very funny... (136 comments)

It's not just navigating in pitch darkness, echo location is useful for all manner of things. How many times have you talked to an auto mechanic about a problem and he asks you 'where did you hear the noise...' to narrow down the location of the issue? It is extraordinary to be able to control it and use it more directly.

about 3 months ago
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We Are Running Out of Sand

CWCheese Re:California (264 comments)

California does indeed have this problem occasionally. During the recent summer, there were 3 or 4 hurricanes along the coast of Baja, which were quite powerful but not strong enough to travel all the way to the US coast of California. However, the enormous waves generated in those hurricanes were some of the largest seen in many decades, with swells over 20 ft (7 meters) for days at a stretch. These waves eroded great sections of beach sand, especially at the city of Seal Beach, allowing tides and swells to flood Seal Beach one night. Fortunately for Seal Beach, there was sand available from river dredging in Orange County which was given to rebuild the sand berms and levees to restore protection from future storms. Ordinarily that sand would have replenished itself as the rivers carry it to the deltas into the ocean, but that would have taken several years.

about 3 months ago
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Imagining the Future History of Climate Change

CWCheese Re:left/right apocalypse (495 comments)

Yet, Mann & Hansen & Jones & Trenberth et al would expect you to believe their models are close to 100% accurate to predict inevitable catastrophe in the "future of a vastly complex system like the Earth", and even worse, you actually believe it.

about 3 months ago
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Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron

CWCheese Re:If you tax the rich, they'll leave (255 comments)

ARGH!!! If I see Clippy popping up on the screens at Staples Center, I'm gonna walk out immediately.

about 3 months ago
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Google Adds USB Security Keys To 2-Factor Authentication Options

CWCheese Dongle Bells! (121 comments)

I wonder if I can go dig out one of my old C=64 application dongles to use... of course it will be disconcerting if I heard the read/write heads slamming against the side of my disk drives

about 3 months ago
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Can the Sun Realistically Power Datacenters?

CWCheese Re:some data center thought leaders? (237 comments)

Except Hamilton brings a very keen perspective from an unexpected source, and 2012 is not that far in the past as solar cell efficiency hasn't made an exponential increase in the past year and a half so his points remain quite valid.

about 4 months ago
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Can the Sun Realistically Power Datacenters?

CWCheese Re:Obligatoriness Extraordinaire (237 comments)

How many 'streamers' will they have at Solar Two? Could it surpass Ivanpah to take the number one spot as bird fryer champion of CA?

about 4 months ago
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Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

CWCheese Re:metric you insensitive clod! (403 comments)

it would depend on your mpl, correct?

about 4 months ago

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