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Scientific Journal Nature Finds Nothing Notable In CRU Leak

WgT2 Re:Nice try (736 comments)




Avalanches are (at the end) the result of gravity in a very LOCALIZED area - involving loose things.


New York City is a 'big' place and has a lot of people in and around it. But, the island of Manhattan is smaller than DFW Airport found between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX.

The amount of land inhabited by humans is small compared to the amount of land available (not that all mountain tops are inhabitable).

The surface of the ocean is much larger than the surface of the Earth covered by land.

Humans occupy a very small area of the surface of the Earth.

Then, there is more than 5 miles of atmosphere over the surface of the oceans and land. THAT is a lot of volume for man to fill up. It's just not currently possible.

more than 5 years ago

Scientific Journal Nature Finds Nothing Notable In CRU Leak

WgT2 Re:Nice try (736 comments)

...northern U.S...

...is what I wrote. While open to interpretation I also mention the Great Lakes - if you're not certain where those are and what area was being referred to then go look it up.

Ultimately: that glacier when away without the help nor cause of man. Period.

more than 5 years ago

Scientific Journal Nature Finds Nothing Notable In CRU Leak

WgT2 Re:Nice try (736 comments)

...substantially less plant mass...

How was the plant-mass initially lost? What caused it to be lost? Caveman clear-cutting? Slash-and-burn agriculture?

The bottom line, and my point, is that the massive melt off was not anthropogenic. Just like all the previous cycles that believed to have passed over the face of the Earth.

more than 5 years ago

Scientific Journal Nature Finds Nothing Notable In CRU Leak

WgT2 Re:False assumption, falty logic (736 comments)

Perhaps he assumes the temperatures are holding steading (being normal).

more than 5 years ago

Will Tabbed Windows Be the Next Big Thing?

WgT2 Re:Yes (528 comments)

I really like your 'drag tabs together to form split pane views' idea - it sounds like a new feature of Windows 7 - at least from one of the commercials currently out for it. (I personally can barely stand Windows.).

X11, which I guess your are not using, helps with sizing up windows when you need to see both at the same time with the ability to middle-click on the maximize button to only vertically maximize the window and to right-click on it to horizontally maximize.

more than 5 years ago

Scientific Journal Nature Finds Nothing Notable In CRU Leak

WgT2 Re:Nice try (736 comments)

Anthropogenic global warming (AGW) critics seem to espouse ideas such as the solar cycle hypothesis...

Umm, if Mars has seen ice cap shrinkage why wouldn't Solar Cycles be the most likely cause of our current terrestrial warming (which hasn't happened in the last decade - thus the change of nomenclature to "climate change")?

All the data seem to indicate is that the warming is happening on a scale that it has not before.

O rly? It's believed that the northern U.S. was covered in a 5,000 foot thick ice cap (some time in the last 100k years). It created the 5 Great Lakes. What caused the atmosphere to warm so much as to see that completely disappear? It must have been very dramatic. I wonder, though, concerning the current state of glacial changes, has there been a change in precipitation in the areas that feed those shrinking glaciers?

Also, if Anthropogenic Global Warming were true, why hasn't recorded human history, vis-a-vis, the last 1,000 years or so, shown a consistent increase in global temperatures? It would be very easy to conclude that humans have been burning more wood over the prior year for the duration of their history (beginning prior to the last millennium) and that CO2 would also have been increasing year over year as well. But, there was a mini-ice age in the last millennium. That doesn't compute.

What ALSO doesn't fit with AGW is the fact that the Earth, very much without the help of humans, has waxed and wained in and out of warm and cold periods. WITHOUT HUMANS. Back and forth. Over and over. Explain that. Please.

You should actually go to the link provided in the parent post and see where the damning data manipulation is actually happening.

more than 5 years ago

OpenSolaris Or FreeBSD?

WgT2 Re:Dual boot. (405 comments)


And if inquirer's goals for using either one are not yet clear, this can help 'em see what each has to offer (for better or worse).

(Good advice.)

more than 5 years ago

Obama Kicks Off Massive Science Education Effort

WgT2 Re:Naming? (801 comments)

You mean his policy of using Federal money for Stem Cell Research based on fetuses' stem cells?

Because Stem Cell Research has worked and businesses have well funded them but not fetus-based research which has been a miserable failure?

more than 5 years ago

Pittsburgh To Tax Students

WgT2 Re:how to fight back (344 comments)

You're absolutely correct.

I think the solution is to replace the current political culture with like-mined persons who are brave enough to stand up to the leaches (that in particular includes the small to very large companies that depend on government spending) and start cutting - cutting spending, favors, and anything else that is superfluous to maintaining order and other basic government services.

It's going to have to be persons willing to die for that goal.

more than 5 years ago

iPhone Owners Demand To See Apple Source Code

WgT2 Re:Wow (298 comments)

Yeah, my first thought was:

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Sigh, then I actually read the post... so,

Ha! Ha!

more than 5 years ago

Secret Copyright Treaty Leaks. It's Bad. Very Bad.

WgT2 Re:This proves one thing (775 comments)

They wouldn't some so crazed to make a living or even get rich (just like newspapers, TV stations, car dealerships, radio stations, singers, song writers, record labels, dry cleaners, Google, Microsoft, hospitals, architects, engineers, and anyone else who gets up in the morning to work in this world and/or starts/runs a business - do you get where I'm going with that?) if those same insurance companies were allowed to offer their services across state lines. That is: there would be better pricing if there were better competition.

more than 5 years ago

How To Enter Equations Quickly In Class?

WgT2 Re:LyX (823 comments)

It depends on what the meaning of Y is.

more than 5 years ago

Moving Away From the IT Field?

WgT2 Re:I'd never do it, but (783 comments)

Even if all you have is a high school diploma, you can get a two-year associate's degree, and yes, still become an RN.

That might not be the case in every state.

more than 5 years ago

When Libertarians Attack Free Software

WgT2 Libertarians are more about... (944 comments)

Libertarians are more about individuals' freedoms.

The GPL is about software itself being free: free from others making it closed sourced.
The BSD-type of license make the wielder of the software free to do what they want with the software - even make it closed sourced (as long as there is accreditation of origin).

So, it's not surprising when a Libertarian criticizes 'free software' - assuming that software is not released under a BSD-type of license.

more than 5 years ago

Open Source Could Have Saved Ontario Hundreds of Millions

WgT2 Re:Government at its finest (294 comments)

You just completely invented a situation that doesn't exist to bent truth into a lie.

(Kind of makes your point sound like a cow's opinion.)

more than 5 years ago



WgT2 WgT2 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

WgT2 (591074) writes "Seeing as how, in the past at least, only about 20% of projects on Sourceforge make it to "Mature" or "Production/Stable" status, I was wondering if the Slashdot community knows of any books or online resources aimed specifically at Open Source Project Management."



WgT2 WgT2 writes  |  about 10 years ago

I went on a road trip my sophore year at LSU. A couple of friends from high school and I took off for Austin to pick up another friend to then continue on to outside Fredricksburg, TX. There's a pair of rock outcropping there called Enchanted Rock.

In at least one of the rocks is a series of caves, but that's for another day. What I want to get in writing here is that on the floor of my friend's '71-ish VW van there was a paper box of matches. Mysteriously it caught on fire, burned itself, and then went out on the carpeting in the in plain site, if we had been looking at it. All of this without notice until we discovered the matchbox's bunrned-out carcass after the fact.

I suppose the carpet was just so old that even fire didn't want it.


Monopolies and pendulums...

WgT2 WgT2 writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Several years back while running an errand at a Walmart in Baton Rouge, LA I recognized just what a huge chain that Walmart was. Sam had just past away and the store was no longer just an extension of him but some corporate entity that will bend with what plans of domination they set up for themselves. This may sound negative but it is the human way: to go forth and 'seek out' to be in charge. Who, after all doesn't feel somewhat uncomfortable with not having some control, at least, over their own lives? It's quite natural for people to what to conquer what is set before them, that is, if they can see it. Hmmm...

Vision must have a great part to do with this, particularly in the corporate world, taking into consideration all of their techniques (tried and true or not) of success.

About Walmart: it was at that time that I felt a sense of dread (it was only a feeling) about just how much they had under their thumbs, as far as market share is concerned. I'm not against a company setting out and doing their jobs well particualarly when they have an inovative business model that turns costomers to them. In fact as far as Walmart is concerned the only complaint that comes to my mind is the "self life" of some of the products they carry.

Here's the pattern:

  • 1) Walmart puts 'new to Walmart' product on their shelves,
  • 2) costomer (that's me) finds it and tries it,
  • 3) costomer (still me) uses it, needs more, buys it again,
  • 4) costomer (still me) sees that product is selling well,
  • 5) repeat step 3 and 4 'x' number of times,
  • 6) Walmart decides to stop carrying that prefectly good product. !!!!
  • What's up with that?

O.K. it's their business why or why not they do such things but I've never seen it so prevalent as in Walmart. Granted the size of said institution I have got to cut it some slack: what if the product manufacturer can not keep up with demand, or has bad management that doesn't do business as it ought to? There is just such a miriad of possibilities.

My solution to my situation has little to do with Walmart's size as it does with its quality. If I just want the basics at a nice price then I go to Walmart. If I want better quality with more style I go to Target. If I were wealthier I'd go else where. But until then: 'Nothin' doing'!

All this just to say: concerning the current monopolies (or pseudos thereof) my main discomfort comes in somewhat of a feeling that they want me to just submit to there sway and fork over my money in the process, almost as a secondary reaction. The other thing that gets me about them (them being Intel and Microsoft) is the quality. This attribute is most applicable to Mircosoft. And I can't help but wonder if the latter's success isn't more attributable to timing and luck than to planning and inginuity, as is more the case with Intel.

The bottom line for me is that I'm in for competition if the quality is there. Otherwise I would go with the monopoly my self. That was the case when I only knew about Windows and Mac. I just never cared for Macs and still have no desire to now that I have found my OS solice in Linux. I think I would, though, now that I have learned a bit more abount Apple. Apple's offerings in graphics have been top notch at least. So enough said about MS.

Until the eastern sky is split I'm in for some competition. I like an underdog, too, if the quality is perceived to be there. In AMD's case I believe the quality is there and not just perceived. I'm not about to give details just opion. Besides I am so sick of companies like Dell finishing all of their commercials with

'doon doon doon doon' (the Intel sign off).

Give me a break! I wish these computer retailers would have some guts and put AMD is some of the commercials the put out. What's going on? Are they under some sort of contractural obligation to the devil to advertize Intel or not have access to its product?

The world may never know...at least until someone else rises up and takes their spot as the pendulum swings the other way.


WgT2 WgT2 writes  |  more than 12 years ago

This is just to get something on the board.
Nothing special nor specific.

20021128 09:23:00

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