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Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

bricko Re:WUWT (441 comments)

Great news... Germany returning to massive building of COAL plants. Renewables are pretty much shite and they are afraid of nukes.....so here you have it http://www.bloomberg.com/news/...

about a month ago
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HR Chief: Google Sexual, Racial Diversity "Not Where We Want to Be"

bricko Re:Who gives a shit? (593 comments)

Are they also concerned with the racial disparity in the NBA?

about 2 months ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

bricko Re:Yeah, but.... (1198 comments)

Wow.....lots of dumbfuckery in this little tid bit.....

about a month ago
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Let's Call It 'Climate Disruption,' White House Science Adviser Suggests (Again)

bricko Re:Shut Up (568 comments)

Can we just call it what it is....Bull Shit

about 3 months ago
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Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

bricko Re:What's the problem? (1198 comments)

it wasnt "botched"...the guy is dead....wasnt that the purpose of the entire exercise. If they wanted a quicker outcome.....give me call. Have several custom built AR's that could be helpful and much more sure of action.

about 3 months ago
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Amazon Embodies the Gender Gap in Tech

bricko Who gives a shit (302 comments)

enough said

about 3 months ago
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Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

bricko Death Row (588 comments)

She is a liar. Should be on death row for all the children she had killed.

about 3 months ago
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Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

bricko Re:The new Hitlers (564 comments)

So what do "the Mozilla community" of 2014 and the Salem community of 1692-93 have in common?

about 4 months ago
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Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

bricko OK Cupid founders also gave to anti gay marriage (564 comments)

The hypocrisy of two of OkCupid’s co-founders, Sam Yagan and Christian Rudder. We searched the federal campaign-contribution database and found that Yagan gave to two candidates who opposed same-sex marriage: $500 to then-Rep. Chris Cannon of Utah, a Republican, in 2004; and $500 to then-Sen. Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign who also opposed gay marriage at the time. According to Wikipedia, 7,001,084 people voted for Prop 8. Why do any of those people still have jobs? Shouldn’t they all be forced to resign? And why should they have the privilege of living in California at all? I say round them up and move them someplace where they won’t do any harm.” One reason why rich white guys like Eich are being targeted so viciously is that the many black churches who supported Proposition 8 — and, indeed, put it over the top — are out-of-bounds for criticism. Uh oh: 60% of Intel employees who donated in Prop 8 debate supported banning gay marriage. “Exit question: When do we get a list of Silicon Valley donors to Obama’s campaign circa 2008, when he was still formally against traditional marriage? True, he didn’t support Prop 8 or other attempts to legally ban SSM (a strong signal at the time that his stated view was a lie), but the whole point of the equal protection argument against traditional marriage laws is that you can’t reserve ‘marriage’ for straights without implicitly slapping a second-class-citizen stigma on gays. Obama was willing to do that, at least rhetorically. Let’s have the names.” Purge them all!!!!!!

about 4 months ago
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Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

bricko Re:And yet they supported Obama (564 comments)

The hypocrisy of two of OkCupid’s co-founders, Sam Yagan and Christian Rudder. We searched the federal campaign-contribution database and found that Yagan gave to two candidates who opposed same-sex marriage: $500 to then-Rep. Chris Cannon of Utah, a Republican, in 2004; and $500 to then-Sen. Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign who also opposed gay marriage at the time. According to Wikipedia, 7,001,084 people voted for Prop 8. Why do any of those people still have jobs? Shouldn’t they all be forced to resign? And why should they have the privilege of living in California at all? I say round them up and move them someplace where they won’t do any harm.” One reason why rich white guys like Eich are being targeted so viciously is that the many black churches who supported Proposition 8 — and, indeed, put it over the top — are out-of-bounds for criticism. Uh oh: 60% of Intel employees who donated in Prop 8 debate supported banning gay marriage. “Exit question: When do we get a list of Silicon Valley donors to Obama’s campaign circa 2008, when he was still formally against traditional marriage? True, he didn’t support Prop 8 or other attempts to legally ban SSM (a strong signal at the time that his stated view was a lie), but the whole point of the equal protection argument against traditional marriage laws is that you can’t reserve ‘marriage’ for straights without implicitly slapping a second-class-citizen stigma on gays. Obama was willing to do that, at least rhetorically. Let’s have the names.”

about 4 months ago
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WHO: Air Pollution 'Killed 7 Million People' In 2012

bricko Nonsense (97 comments)

Utter bullshit......

about 4 months ago
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Measles Outbreak In NYC

bricko Re:Thanks Jenny (747 comments)

That is why we have been pushing for her to be put on Death Row

about 4 months ago
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Solar Lull Could Cause Colder Winters In Europe

bricko Re:Not the sun (320 comments)

How did this article get in Slashdot.....they have been censoring any items that throw "cold" water on any GW speculation. You need to delete this now. Someone will see it.

about 6 months ago
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Heat Waves In Australia Are Getting More Frequent, and Hotter

bricko Re:Pshaw... it's just weather! (279 comments)

Especially since its summer time there....

about 6 months ago
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Incandescent Bulbs Get a Reprieve

bricko Still available here - as Rough Service lights (767 comments)

There was always a loophole in the law to start with....if the filament has a little cage around it an called Rough Service...all wattages are available here. http://www.newcandescent.com/store/customer/ And the reason the law was put it was due to standard crony capitalist again. GE et al didnt think they were making enough pennies with the old version and had to much competition ....so they were the ones pushing the new lights so they could make more margin on each buls either CFL or LED.

about 6 months ago
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Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US

bricko Re:Cue the climate change deniers ... (684 comments)

Especially when that ONE point is actually 16 years of no increased warming....

about 7 months ago
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Antarctic Climate Research Expedition Trapped In Sea Ice

bricko Re:Mission accomplished (209 comments)

How did this get past the Slashdot censors. They have been censoring any discussion of GW for some time. Must be run by the Reddit asshats now. Especially since the IPCC is now trying to figure out the lack of warming for the last 15 yrs. Or.....we could look at all the predictor models.....vs REALITY http://www.drroyspencer.com/2013/04/global-warming-slowdown-the-view-from-space/

about 7 months ago
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Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, and the Dangers of a Righteous Mob

bricko Wrong, we thought the were all funny (399 comments)

Especially the one about the Brits etc......heh. But all were spot on. Embrace the suck.

about 7 months ago

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Coolest Summer On Record In The US. Graph data from US HCN stations

bricko bricko writes  |  yesterday

bricko (1052210) writes "Graph data From ALL US HCN stations
Coolest Summer On Record In The US

The frequency of 90 degree days in the US has been plummeting for 80 years, and 2014 has had the lowest frequency of 90 degree days through July 23 on record.

The only other year which came close was 1992, and that was due to dust in the atmosphere from Mt Pinatubo.

http://stevengoddard.wordpress..."

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NOAA – 28,504 Low Max Temp Records Set in Last 365 Days

bricko bricko writes  |  2 days ago

bricko (1052210) writes "NOAA – 28,504 Low Max Records Set in Last 365 Days

28,504 Low Max Records were set in last 365 days according to the NOAA.
A “Low Max” means that the maximum temperatures for the day was the lowest it has ever been.

This indicates daytime cooling.

Only 13205 High Max records were set. That is over a 2:1 ratio."

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U.S. Power Plant Turns to Russia for Coal Shipment-coldest winter since 2002

bricko bricko writes  |  about two weeks ago

bricko (1052210) writes "U.S. Power Plant Turns to Russia for Coal Shipment

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/...

Coldest winter since March 2002 in the contiguous 48 U.S. states, according to the National Climatic Data center, boosting power demand. In spring, an increase in oil and ethanol transport clogged the railways and slowed efforts by power generators to rebuild supply.
Some utilities have as little as 20 days of reserves, Bill Davison, vice president of thermal coal sales at Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (ANR), said last month at a conference in New York.
Tennessee Valley Authority temporarily idled the Bull Run plant in May to rebuild supply, Vince Stroud, the company’s director of coal origination, said last month in an interview at the IHS McCloskey Coal USA conference in New York."

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Garth Brooks to bypass iTunes , release new album on his own site directly

bricko bricko writes  |  about two weeks ago

bricko (1052210) writes "The other big news is that Garth’s entire catalog will be available for downloading starting on Monday at his website, www.garthbrooks.com. Garth had previously been one of the few remaining holdouts, refusing to allow his songs on iTunes, amazon, or other services.

Now he’s going do it himself and cut out the middle man. I don’t know why more artists don’t do it this way."

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New released NOAA data now confirms decades long cooling

bricko bricko writes  |  about three weeks ago

bricko (1052210) writes "National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s most accurate, up-to-date temperature data confirm the United States has been cooling for at least the past decade.

Responding to widespread criticism that its temperature station readings were corrupted by poor citing issues and suspect adjustments, NOAA established a network of 114 pristinely sited temperature stations spread out fairly uniformly throughout the United States. Because the network, known as the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN), is so uniformly and pristinely situated, the temperature data require no adjustments to provide an accurate nationwide temperature record. USCRN began compiling temperature data in January 2005. Now, nearly a decade later, NOAA has finally made the USCRN temperature readings available.

According to the USCRN temperature readings, U.S. temperatures are not rising at all – at least not since the network became operational 10 years ago. Instead, the United States has cooled by approximately 0.4 degrees Celsius, which is more than half of the claimed global warming of the twentieth century.

USCRN data debunk claims that rising U.S. temperatures caused wildfires, droughts, or other extreme weather events during the past year. The objective data show droughts, wildfires, and other extreme weather events have become less frequent and severe in recent decades as our planet modestly warms. But even ignoring such objective data, it is difficult to claim global warming is causing recent U.S. droughts and wildfires when U.S. temperatures are a full 0.4 degrees Celsius colder than they were in 2005."

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Fallout: Firefox Browser Loses 14% of its Users in Months After CEO Ouster

bricko bricko writes  |  about a month ago

bricko (1052210) writes "Fallout: Firefox Browser Loses 14% of its Users in Months After CEO Ouster

The Firefox browser has lost 14% of its users in the months since they pushed out their CEO for his having donated to California’s Proposition 8 in 2008.

In early April, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was pressured to resign from the company that makes the Firefox browser after it was discovered he’d donated money to a political campaign to ban gay marriage in California.

The Firefox support message boards experienced record numbers of complaints against the move, with protests running 95% against it. Most of those expressing concerns said they were dumping the Firefox browser. The product was frequently referred to as “Hitler’s Browser.”"

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iPhone 7 processor to be manufactured by Samsung and Globalfoundries in New York

bricko bricko writes  |  about a month ago

bricko (1052210) writes "iPhone 7 processor to be manufactured by Samsung and Globalfoundries in New York

This year Apple’s focus will be on the release of the iPhone 6, widely expected to become available in September. But with a new phone being released every 12 months, the company has to look ahead to what follows, and next year that will be the iPhone 7. Now we’re hearing which companies have secured initial orders for the A9 chip that will be at the heart of the 2015 iPhone.

The big winners are Globalfoundries and Apple’s old rival Samsung. It seems that, love or hate them, Apple can’t do without the manufacturing capacity and expertise of the South Korean company. In this case, Samsung will produce 40 percent of the required 14nm A9 FinFET processors the iPhone 7 will use. Those processors will be manufactured at Globafoundries’ Fab 8 facility located in New York, which Samsung has access to. That equates to an initial output of 60,000 wafers a month, producing enough chips to support the launch around September 2015."

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Leader of the German Green Party - Dangers of relying Renewables destroyed jobs

bricko bricko writes  |  about a month ago

bricko (1052210) writes "Leader of the German Green Party in the Bundestag, Oliver Krischer, summed up the dangers of relying on green power when he said,

        A few years ago the renewable sector was the job miracle in Germany; now nothing is left of all of that.

Germany now on massive rebuild of Coal Plants.

Every European economy that followed the green agenda has faltered badly. Consequently, Germany is building coal plants to replace both failed wind power sources and even clean nuclear plants that are a casualty of irrational phobia after the Fukushima nuclear accident. In 2013 alone Germany built six more coal plants. China and India build four new ones every week, rendering Ontario’s coal shutdown, as well as those planned for the U.S., completely irrelevant from a climate perspective no matter what one believes about the science."

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Where did Global Warming get its start..why?

bricko bricko writes  |  about a month ago

bricko (1052210) writes "Where did Global Warming get its start..why?

https://climatism.wordpress.co...

“In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that .. the threat of global warming.. would fit the bill.. the real enemy, then, is humanity itself.” – Club Of Rome

“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the
industrialized civilizations collapse?
Isn’t it our responsiblity to bring that about?”
- Maurice Strong,
founder of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

Anthropogenic “climate change” is, and always was, a radical campaign to reduce the world’s population. A misanthropic agenda engineered by the environmental movement in the mid 1970s, who realised that doing something about “global warming” would play to quite a number of its social agendas.

The goal was advanced, most notably, by The Club Of Rome (Consultants to the UN) – a group of mainly European scientists and academics, who used computer modelling to warn that the world would run out of finite resources if population growth were left unchecked."

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Can not look into "settled science" Slashdot says

bricko bricko writes  |  about a month ago

bricko (1052210) writes "Big Bang may not be so "settled" science

But, but....this is "settled science" so we are told.....just like AGW, we can NOT look into Warming....its "settled science". Or so Slashdot management has decided as they censor any links to research that debunks this so called "settled science".

douchebags."

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Massive change to Windows 9 - strip out Metro?

bricko bricko writes  |  about a month ago

bricko (1052210) writes "The Chinese Government infamously announced recently that they have banned the use of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 on Government PC's due to the cloud/Modern UI integration. While it may not sound like a big deal on the surface, Microsoft are currently panicking regarding the whole ordeal, and are currently reconsidering a number of plans with Windows 9.

Microsoft has already made drastic changes to the way employees at Microsoft access test builds. Instead of the builds being freely accessible via Microsoft CorpNet, an employee is required to request a new build which is personally assigned to them, this change will attempt to minimize leaks dramatically.

According to WZOR, Windows 9 Enterprise Edition could potentially see the removal of cloud-based integration within the operating system, along with the ability to completely disable the Modern UI 2.0."

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West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is being melted by geothermal heat from below

bricko bricko writes  |  about a month and a half ago

bricko (1052210) writes "Thwaites Glacier, the large, rapidly changing outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is not only being eroded by the ocean, it's being melted from below by geothermal heat, researchers at the Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Austin (UTIG) report in the current edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The findings significantly change the understanding of conditions beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet where accurate information has previously been unobtainable.

The Thwaites Glacier has been the focus of considerable attention in recent weeks as other groups of researchers found the glacier is on the way to collapse, but more data and computer modeling are needed to determine when the collapse will begin in earnest and at what rate the sea level will increase as it proceeds. The new observations by UTIG will greatly inform these ice sheet modeling efforts."

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AMS - no connection between GW and Sea Level Rise

bricko bricko writes  |  about a month and a half ago

bricko (1052210) writes "No connection between climate changes and any sea level rise

The reconstructions account for the observation that the rate of GMSLR was not much larger during the last 50 years than during the twentieth century as a whole, despite the increasing anthropogenic forcing. Semiempirical methods for projecting GMSLR depend on the existence of a relationship between global climate change and the rate of GMSLR, but the implication of the authors' closure of the budget is that such a relationship is weak or absent during the twentieth century.

http://journals.ametsoc.org/do..."

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Elon Musk at Tesla thinking of releasing his Patents to others

bricko bricko writes  |  about 2 months ago

bricko (1052210) writes "Elon Musk at Tesla thinking of releasing his Patents to others to further electric car manufacturing

http://dailycaller.com/2014/06...

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk expressed surprise at the company’s shareholder meeting earlier this week that other auto manufacturers haven’t significantly invested in electric cars, and said he’s considering doing something “fairly controversial” with Tesla’s patents.

“I was hoping other companies would engage in more serious electric-car programs,” Musk said.

While Musk declined to elaborate, he said it would be a decision he would have to “carefully explain” in a USA Today report, indicating the founder might be mulling over releasing some of the company’s patented technology to encourage electric auto market growth."

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Former NASA Scientist: Global Warming is Nonsense

bricko bricko writes  |  about 3 months ago

bricko (1052210) writes "Emeritus Professor Les Woodcock is one of them. When I ask the former NASA scientist about ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming’, he laughs.

“The term ‘climate change’ is meaningless. The Earth’s climate has been changing since time immemorial, that is since the Earth was formed 1,000 million years ago. The theory of ‘man-made climate change’ is an unsubstantiated hypothesis [about] our climate [which says it] has been adversely affected by the burning of fossil fuels in the last 100 years, causing the average temperature on the earth’s surface to increase very slightly but with disastrous environmental consequences.

“The theory is that the CO2 emitted by burning fossil fuel is the ‘greenhouse gas’ causes ‘global warming’ — in fact, water is a much more powerful greenhouse gas and there is is 20 time more of it in our atmosphere (around one per cent of the atmosphere) whereas CO2 is only 0.04 per cent.

“There is no reproducible scientific evidence CO2 has significantly increased in the last 100

“Even the term ‘global warming’ does not mean anything unless you give it a time scale. The temperature of the earth has been going up and down for millions of years, if there are extremes, it’s nothing to do with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, it’s not permanent and it’s not caused by us. Global warming is nonsense.”"

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Why Are Extreme Weather Events Becoming Less Common

bricko bricko writes  |  about 3 months ago

bricko (1052210) writes "The Earth’s climate is poorly understood, and random variation likely accounts for most of the ups and downs of notable weather events. But for some reason, extreme weather events are becoming less common. The United States has now gone longer without a landfall of a Category 3 hurricane than at any time in recorded history.

And something similar is happening with tornadoes. Tornado frequency is at the lowest level in 50 years, a trend that is continuing so far in 2014. NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center says that the year to date is “[l]ikely the slowest start to tornado activity in any year in modern record, and possibly nearly a century!” NOAA says the severity of tornadoes is down, too.

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/20...

Is “climate change” causing the weather to become milder? I doubt it. For one thing, the climate isn’t changing much at all, at the moment. But for whatever reason, we are living in a time of placid weather, compared with historical norms."

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Toyota is becoming more efficient - replacing robots with humans

bricko bricko writes  |  about 4 months ago

bricko (1052210) writes "Toyota is becoming more efficient by replacing robots with humans
Inside Toyota Motor Corp.’s oldest plant, there’s a corner where humans have taken over from robots in thwacking glowing lumps of metal into crankshafts. This is Mitsuru Kawai’s vision of the future.

“We need to become more solid and get back to basics, to sharpen our manual skills and further develop them,” said Kawai, a half century-long company veteran tapped by President Akio Toyoda to promote craftsmanship at Toyota’s plants. “When I was a novice, experienced masters used to be called gods, and they could make anything.”"

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