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New Photos Show 'Devastating' Ice Loss On Everest

abionnnn Re:Global warming and you. (895 comments)

Indeed, but you're ignoring all the negative feedback elements. Put it this way: if positive feedback was the only factor here, then there would have been run away warming from, lets say, volcanic activity.

Furthermore, CO2 is actively soaked up by the oceans forming calcium carbonate, that is why the level of CO2 in the atmosphere has been decreasing over the last 100 million or so years (though, this is obviously a MUCH slower process than our immediate concern, which is the next 100-200 years).

What is being argued in the scientific field is the correlation between an increase of CO2 and the increase in temperature. Using the green house model this will have a logarithmic relationship, where a lighter initial concentration of CO2 has a great slope.

The climate is very very complicated, I would go as far as to say, as complicated as a biological entity. I'm willing to bet that research on it will still be very active a hundred years from now, if we haven't destroyed ourselves until then.

more than 4 years ago
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New Photos Show 'Devastating' Ice Loss On Everest

abionnnn Re:Global warming and you. (895 comments)

This is not good news as CO2 begets more temp which begets more CO2 and so on.

It doesn't work like that. What have you been reading?

more than 4 years ago
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A Warming Planet Can Mean More Snow

abionnnn Re:Science or Religion? (1136 comments)

I don't care "Neutron Cowboy", you're not even capable of having a discussion with me. Go preach to the choir, I don't have time for laymen.

more than 4 years ago
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$1M Prize For Finding Cause of Unintended Acceleration

abionnnn Re:Me thinks (690 comments)

The entire range of Subaru Imprezas.

Don't know about the models after 2007.

more than 4 years ago
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A Warming Planet Can Mean More Snow

abionnnn Re:Or not (1136 comments)

>difference between global climate and local weather

Care to tell us? Tread lightly, you're now talking to a physicist.

>This stuff really isn't that complicated.

LOL, ok, don't bother telling us. I've heard enough.

more than 4 years ago
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A Warming Planet Can Mean More Snow

abionnnn Re:This comment just proves... (1136 comments)

And your post proves that it only takes 1 idiot to subtract 1 from 5.

more than 4 years ago
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A Warming Planet Can Mean More Snow

abionnnn Re:Science or Religion? (1136 comments)

Is that with or without the Siberian stations? :P

You guys are a bit slow.

more than 4 years ago
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A Warming Planet Can Mean More Snow

abionnnn Re:Science or Religion? (1136 comments)

How does it feel like to be mod'ed -1 Troll? LOL. Judging by the comments I'm reading, it's over for your AGW-religion. I suggest finding out what the other hipsters are all into now. Apparently Nitrogen Dioxide is all the rage.

Insulting people are outright lying won't get you anywhere.

In science you've gotta state your assumptions clearly and be prepared for people to disagree with you. You can't harass people into _believing_ you.

more than 4 years ago
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Are Game Publishers a Necessary Evil, Or Just Necessary?

abionnnn Re:Terrible analogy (173 comments)

You'll need a publisher to sell your game that's true, but its not necessarily an exclusive relationship. Which is what the article describes.

>"If you're trying to make a risky game with new ideas, it's best to wrap the concepts in the familiar. Making new IP is always going to be a battle."

*Shudder* making something new is now "Making new IP".

more than 4 years ago
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Are Game Publishers a Necessary Evil, Or Just Necessary?

abionnnn Terrible analogy (173 comments)

In a way, you may or may not need a publisher depending on what you're developing. A lot of the generic titles that the "industry" keeps pumping out require a publisher for marketing such a mediocre game. But then you get the unconventional games whose development is actually hampered by having a publisher breathe down your neck and make games easier for the general public.

more than 4 years ago
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Student Sues University Because She's Unemployable

abionnnn Job hype (1251 comments)

I see one issue that is not covered by posters here: Job Hype. Every so often Engineering Bodies come out stating that there is a "shortage of engineers" in the market. Then they use that premise to hire workers from other (cheaper) countries. Finally after 5 years of study, the new Engineer faces a shortage of jobs. This said, you cannot blame the university for your life decision. In my opinion, you shouldn't go to a University purely for a job. If its a job you want, there are often other ways around it (unless it is a Professional job, of course). I don't regret my University education at all and this student will come to regret her action when she matures enough to realise that the ultimate decision was made by her. Influenced by the university propoganda for sure, but still ultimately done by her own hands.

more than 5 years ago
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Student Sues University Because She's Unemployable

abionnnn Re:I was in a similar situation recently. (1251 comments)

I might add, I only scored 4.0 in my Science degree :) My Engineering degree wasn't so perfect ... :P

more than 5 years ago
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Student Sues University Because She's Unemployable

abionnnn Re:I was in a similar situation recently. (1251 comments)

Perfect 4.0 GPA student here. I'm one of a kind at my university in .au which does not utilise any tricks leading to grade inflation. You don't need to score 100% in every test, though I have scored plenty of 100%s. You just have to score an A or A+ on every course you take. I don't think its possible for me to have obtained a GPA of 4.0 in a humanities course though, for the exact reason you have stated.

more than 5 years ago
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Chinese Employee Loses iPhone Prototype, Kills Self

abionnnn Re:You are wrong (514 comments)

You're still not completely understanding what a Peg means.

more than 5 years ago
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Chinese Employee Loses iPhone Prototype, Kills Self

abionnnn Re:That would be worthless (514 comments)

Your information is outdated, this was true up to 2005, but now the currencies are no longer pegged. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I assume you're confusing pegging with the fact that the RMB is not convertible to the USD.

more than 5 years ago
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Blizzard Confirms No LAN Support For Starcraft 2

abionnnn What a terrible decision (737 comments)

They're going to regret removing LAN play and turning single player into a trilogy. I was looking forward to SC2, now I can't be stuffed. No sale. What a shame...

more than 5 years ago
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Interview for Mytheon

abionnnn Re:another attempt? (32 comments)

I must say, low-end or not, that was a great game! :) It would take a lot of work to top the amusement one can receive from playing SG. It is a shame it died down after the beta was over...

more than 5 years ago
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How One Clumsy Ship Caused A Major Net Outtage

abionnnn Re:Huh (264 comments)

Well... its funny that you say that because a total of 3 cables have been cut now. So much for triple redundancy.

If anything it should be tagged "fishy". :)

more than 6 years ago

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