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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

WrongMonkey Re:Are you serious or joking? (499 comments)

That's just factually incorrect

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/re...

Next you're going to argue that he earned that through activities unrelated to global warming. But maintaining a high profile is half the game to getting on all those boards. And global warming is how Al Gore maintains his high profile. Apple sure didn't hire him for his insight into circuit board layouts.

11 hours ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

WrongMonkey Re:It's getting hotter still! (499 comments)

I see you don't let reading comprehension slow you down on jumping to conclusions.

yesterday
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

WrongMonkey Re:It's getting hotter still! (499 comments)

Its funny how people like you manage to be pompous and dismissive despite being on the losing side. Do you think AGW is a real threat? Do you think that policy should be enacted to counter it? Then you need to get off your high horse and address the concerns of the people opposed to you. Calling people "fuckwits" isn't exactly the convincing logical argument that you think it is.

yesterday
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

WrongMonkey Re:It's getting hotter still! (499 comments)

Bringing up Al Gore does prove something. That there exists powerful people who have exaggerated the impact of climate change in order to accumulate further power and wealth. Of course, this doesn't change any scientific facts, but its an important consideration when evaluating any proposed policy changes.

yesterday
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

WrongMonkey Re:What this proves is: (499 comments)

You remind me of the joke where a physicist tries to predict horse races by modelling the horses as solid sphere moving through a vacuum. Those tests are sufficient for a uniform body within a glass jar. As soon as you add water (in all of its phases and conditions), minerals, plants and everything else that makes Earth interesting, the conditions are must be tested become much more complicated.

yesterday
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The Documents From Google's First DMV Test In Nevada

WrongMonkey Re:Who would have thought (193 comments)

I don't know how hard it is. But many types of vehicles are required to stop at all train crossings, so having the first generation of autonomous cars do the same isn't a big deal.

4 days ago
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The Documents From Google's First DMV Test In Nevada

WrongMonkey Re:and they picked a lemon state (193 comments)

Are we to seriously believe Nevada thought it was entirely acceptable for the vehicle to come to a complete standstill in construction traffic?

Why wouldn't that be entirely acceptable? A construction zone means that traffic can come to complete standstill at any time, even on the freeway. Having autonomous cars momentarily stop and switch to manual control shouldn't be any more of a problem than other impediments due to construction.

4 days ago
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The Documents From Google's First DMV Test In Nevada

WrongMonkey Re:Who would have thought (193 comments)

The roundabout is the only one that's a show stopper. The other three are exactly the kind of circumstances where it would be reasonable for the car to come to a stop and switch to manual control.

4 days ago
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Intellectual Ventures Sheds At Least Part of Its "Patent Troll" Reputation

WrongMonkey Re:In defense of Patent Trolls (75 comments)

That's a nice theory, but what really happens is that the patent troll just steam rolls the little guy instead of the manufacturer. At least the manufacturer produces some goods that have a benefit to society has a whole.

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

WrongMonkey Re:Not the end... (789 comments)

NATO did not agree to defend to Ukraine. In the Budapest Memorandum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B..., Russia, the US and the UK agreed to respect Ukraine's sovereignty and refrain from interfering with their internal affairs in exchange for nuclear disarmament. But there was no provision for providing for Ukraine's defense. Now, arguably, Russia may have broken that agreement, but there's no provision for enforcing the treaty either.

about two weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

WrongMonkey Re:Send in the drones! (848 comments)

I guess that makes it ok to provoke just a *little* nuclear exchange. I assume that you're willing to sacrifice the state or country that you live in for this noble cause?

about two weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

WrongMonkey Re:Send in the drones! (848 comments)

Not often than someone manufactures a fictitious quote, attacks that strawman, then condescendingly lectures about logic. All in just 3 lines.

about two weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

WrongMonkey Re:Ukrainians are a modern civilized people ... (848 comments)

Ukrainians are a modern, western, civilized people. Arming them is quite different than arming religious fanatics looking to recreate the middle ages.

We can trust them! They're white people, like us!

about three weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

WrongMonkey Re:Send in the drones! (848 comments)

Can't help but notice the obvious omission in your strategic analysis: nuclear weapons. Both sides have them, both side would use them if left with no other choice. The full scale confrontation between NATO and Russia wouldn't last long enough for any those other factors to matter.

about three weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

WrongMonkey Re:Send in the drones! (848 comments)

"So, if all the Chinese Americans in California decided they were forming their own country, how would you feel about that?"

Yes. It is totally unAmerican for a bunch of recent immigrants to form their own country. Which is why the American Revolution was fought by full-blooded natives and the US fought on the side of Mexico to ensure Texas did not secede.

about three weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

WrongMonkey Re:Send in the drones! (848 comments)

The USSR, at the peak of its military strength, went bankrupt fighting in Afghanistan thirty years ago. The idea that a significantly weaker Russia would steam roll through Europe is absurd. The days when any superpower can make massive land grabs are long over.

about three weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

WrongMonkey Re:Send in the drones! (848 comments)

This is a neighborhood bully that has the capability of wiping out all life on the planet if they think they're in a no-win situation. You'd be suicidally insane not to be scared.

about three weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

WrongMonkey Re:Send in the drones! (848 comments)

What, do *you* suppose would happen? The US is still licking its wounds from two drawn out wars with 3rd world countries. I can't imagine that direct confrontation with Russia would be consequence free.

about three weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

WrongMonkey Re:Baltics are next if the West fails to respond (848 comments)

Don't be absurd. Unlike Ukraine, the Baltics are NATO and EU countries with stable governments. If Russia invaded, nukes would fly and both sides know it. It's not even a feasible scenario to speculate over.

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

WrongMonkey Re:Apparently the trolls are out here, too (1262 comments)

The Anonymous Coward trolls contribute to the conversation by proving that the problem exists.

about three weeks ago

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