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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

DamnOregonian Re:This will be a thoughtful, productive discussio (329 comments)

I apologize, I was answering the hypothetical answer to the GPs question... You know, the one you didn't actually answer.

Ya me too, I much prefer a climate that we're not evolved to survive in. Humanity sure flourished through the Dryas events, didn't they?

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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

DamnOregonian Re:Every week there's a new explanation of the hia (329 comments)

Your point?
I don't recall those scientists screaming from the top of their lungs that if we didn't build bombs, experiment on prisoners, be racist nazi shitbags, or any other horrible things, then we were going to irreversibly fuck this planet up (for any time scale that is relevant to our civilization, thereafter)

The fact that some scientists have flexible morals shouldn't be made equivalent to the fact that corporations have entirely inflexible null morals.

I never debated those things, why did you bring them up? ;)

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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

DamnOregonian Re:What to know (521 comments)

Fuck, that was heart breaking to read.

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FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike

DamnOregonian Re: Correction: (321 comments)

With enough energy, we could fly to Alpha Centauri A in 1 minute and 15 seconds.
I'm glad we did this exercise.

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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

DamnOregonian Re:Every week there's a new explanation of the hia (329 comments)

That being the case, you may thank me for the educate I gave you on the topic that led to you changing your mind.

http://slashdot.org/comments.p...

Quote for extra lulz:

Greenhouse gas theory is completely different, having to do with trapping of radiation. Which has been thoroughly discredited. [principia-scientific.org] (Just one example of said discrediting.)

Topping on the fucking cake:

Don't try to debate me on the science, guy. I've got you beat. I can keep shooting you down all day.

Just for the record, you are my favorite imbecile.

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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

DamnOregonian Re:And there you are (329 comments)

A denialist actually has absolutely no logical similarity to a heretic.
I'm sure you're educated enough to know that, right?

Scientist A could consider Scientist B a heretic, because Scientist B doesn't quite tow the party line (and Scientist A was retarded)

There's no science involved in the screeching psychobabble that oozes from you, sir.

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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

DamnOregonian Re:This will be a thoughtful, productive discussio (329 comments)

Every single one of them.

Sometimes the change accelerant is the Earth's sudden inability to sequester any more oxygen.
Sometimes it's a huge fucking comet hitting the planet.
Sometimes it's an ignorant species puking several-hundred-million-year-old sequestered carbon into the atmosphere in the form of a gas that is opaque to infrared radiation.

In the end though, climate change got em all, and always because some accelerant made it happen too fast for most life to adapt to.

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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

DamnOregonian Re:Every week there's a new explanation of the hia (329 comments)

Shrinking vertically is the real fear; the thermohaline circulation is highly sensitive to salinity (now, if only I knew what the word haline meant, and what happens when ice melts in seawater...), and the larger scale thermohaline circulation could very realistically shut down, or shrink to vertical levels making it near-useless for global heat distribution, if given proper breakdown of thermal gradients and salinity barriers; with it the most important currents (to a lot of places that are today habitable) would be fundamentally altered.

It's generally thought that if the cycle does slow down enough, or shut down completely, the Ocean will lose its ability to sequester any more heat, and the result will be quite catastrophic to the current climate (in that places that were previously arable, will not be), and there's plenty of evidence that this has not only happened before, but triggered extinction events.

Currents in general are quite safe, and nobody's really worried about the ocean suddenly becoming stagnant.

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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

DamnOregonian Re:Every week there's a new explanation of the hia (329 comments)

I'm quite certain the problem will have killed us long before we can possibly accurately model all the places trapped thermal energy have to hide on this planet.

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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

DamnOregonian Re:Every week there's a new explanation of the hia (329 comments)

This guy believes the Greenhouse Effect is bunk, and disproven.
You may be curious now, but be prepared to feel a little nauseous when he begins answering you.

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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

DamnOregonian Re:Every week there's a new explanation of the hia (329 comments)

Certainly. In the same way that if the wheel on your car wobbles at 60mph, you don't figure out what's wrong, you throw away the whole fucking car.

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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

DamnOregonian Re:Every week there's a new explanation of the hia (329 comments)

Whether or not it's getting warmer is a fact, not a debate.
Even the much-hyped hiatus is a hiatus in growth of the anomaly, not a cessation of warming.
You're certainly right that they can debate as much as they want as to the cause.

Since the dawn of modern post-industrial science, scientists have been screaming for political action while larged monied interests decried their research. Whether they're right or wrong, the motives of those attempting to maintain the status quo are ridiculously complex. Industry attempted to mislead the public and use Congress to determine whether it was safe to infuse every square inch of our environment with particulate lead, our rain with sulfuric and nitric acid, our atmosphere with CFCs, our water with poisons. Personally, when a large amount of scientists start screaming about there being serious consequences to something going on, I'd listen to them.

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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

DamnOregonian Re:Washington DC think tanks (329 comments)

It was as if a million points of karma suddenly cried out in terror... and were suddenly silenced.

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Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

DamnOregonian Re:Big Data (181 comments)

The subject of the conversation was Netflix and Verizon, so I was referring to Netflix on my FIOS. You are correct in that we are separated by quite a huge gap in locality. In a roundabout way, that's kind of my point. I don't think there was deliberate throttling occuring due to Netflix pissing off Verizon, or they forgot to throttle my locality while they were doing it.

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Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

DamnOregonian Re:I'm shocked! (181 comments)

In order to accomplish that, we'd have to stop electing the aristocracy to positions of governance.

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Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

DamnOregonian Re:Big Data (181 comments)

Which is weird as hell, because on Tuesday evening, like every evening, I didn't have any trouble at all on my FIOS connection. Does your internet perhaps suck ass?

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Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

DamnOregonian Re:Big Data (181 comments)

I run a network with pretty significant content provider traffic, as well as a whole ton of eyeball traffic.

I absolutely do have to troubleshoot path-to-comcast congestion issues frequently. However, across my 6 upstreams, I have been able to find paths that are not congested at any point in time. I will not sympathize with Netflix for refusing to invest a few of their zillions of dollars into some clever network engineers. This process is even easier when you're dealing with outbound content provider traffic. It's not even difficult until you're trying to figure out how to help service inbound toward your eyeballs.

The process of routing around congestion into eyeball networks is entirely automated for us now. It took some work, and it takes a few transit providers, but it's entirely doable. It never occurred to me to try to bring the government into the management of their network though... I know I'd love it if that happened to me. I believe there are also commercial products that can assist with this. Netflix, I'm sure knows this. This is just a squabble between 2 corporate giants, with a bunch of really gullible people fooled into cheerleading for them for lack of understanding of the actual issue, who are then posting PR blog posts from interested parties as evidence. It's like a fucking US political campaign.

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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

DamnOregonian Re:Infrastructure? (685 comments)

Well, being we're a large enough operation (~400 machines), I've never had to reinstall- one just restores from a backup, but I can simulate my favorite upgrade explosion for you; cause never determined:

server:~$ host google.com
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached
server:~$ # odd.

server:~$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
cat: /etc/resolv.conf: No such file or directory
server:~$ # Hm... weird.

server:~$ ls -l /etc
ls: cannot access /etc: No such file or directory
server:~$ # Oh. I see.

There's no rolling that back or fixing it in a graceful way.

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Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

DamnOregonian Re:Big Data (181 comments)

Except that if Comcast gets caught doing that, they'll be slapped as common carriers before they can take their next breath.

Now, that doesn't mean you're wrong. It just means there is incentive to not play too dirty (purposeful degradation)

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