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New Study Shows Three Abrupt Pulses of CO2 During Last Deglaciation

crioca Re:Abrupt, but like 100 years abrupt? (78 comments)

And for all those who argue we are burning too much fossil fuels, those carbon atoms weren't created into existence in the ground as they were today, unless you believe the earth is 6000 years old!

Okay, I don't think you understand the issues that climate change presents; for the Earth to sustain a healthy biosphere with 7+ billion humans we've had to develop a lot of infrastructure to make effective use of it's resources. Changes in the climate will require us to devote resources to re-configuring our infrastructure, the faster it happens, the more resources we'll need to devote, which will impact living standards. We do not know exactly how high the cost will be, but we do know that it will be cheaper if we act now.

6 hours ago
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New Study Shows Three Abrupt Pulses of CO2 During Last Deglaciation

crioca Re:Correlation does not imply causation (78 comments)

How do we know the CO2 spikes caused the warming?

Because of 1. the greenhouse effect and 2. climate forcing.

6 hours ago
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Study: Past Climate Change Was Caused by Ocean, Not Just the Atmosphere

crioca Re:It remains unfortunate that this issue is so... (184 comments)

The politics is the only reason it gets discussed so much; if we were just talking about the science there wouldn't be all that much to talk about, because most of us lack the necessary knowledge to discuss the finer points of climate change modelling.

4 days ago
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Study: Past Climate Change Was Caused by Ocean, Not Just the Atmosphere

crioca Re:really? (184 comments)

The year is 2014, and these "scientists" are just NOW realizing that the ocean plays a key role in global climate change?

No, they've known this for a long time. Next question?

4 days ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

crioca Re:Update to Godwin's law? (575 comments)

Lovejoy's Law: "As a discussion on violating civil rights grows longer, the probability of using the protection of children as a justification approaches 1."

about a month ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

crioca How about protecting the public (302 comments)

How about protecting the public from the lobbyists and legislators pushing oppressive copyright laws?

about a month ago
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IBM Solar Concentrator Can Produce12kW/day, Clean Water, and AC

crioca Re:Cubic litres (268 comments)

I'm pretty sure he's an idiot, or at least doesn't understand the difference between increasing something and concentrating something:

a new parabolic dish that increases the sun's radiation by 2,000 times

Nope.

about a month ago
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Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

crioca Re:The luxury of money (155 comments)

If I was going to worship any god, it would have to be Prometheus.

Dude decided to defy the gods and give humans the gift of friggin' technology just because he felt it was the right the thing to do. For his kindness he was chained to a rock and is disemboweled every day for eternity.

And what does he ask in return? Nothing. He's just like "Nah dudes, I ask something in return for it's not a gift. And this whole "eternal torment" thing? Don't worry about it, I'm not going to hold y'all responsible for my decisions." Total bro.

about a month ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

crioca Re:Not the only strategy (324 comments)

You mean, like Canada? It has a 26% rate, compared the US's 40% rate. Yeah, third-world hell holes like Canada always whore around with those low numbers, right?

The nominal tax rate is immaterial, it's the effective tax rate that's the material factor.

about a month and a half ago
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Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC

crioca Re:what was the SCORE? (81 comments)

did FOR beat AGAINST?

Only in terms of numbers, in terms of net worth Against had it by a landslide.

about a month and a half ago
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Home Depot Confirms Breach of Its Payment Systems

crioca Re:Cash (111 comments)

A couple of months back I payed for a bunch of Ikea stuff with 10 $100 notes. It was so cash. Literally.

about 2 months ago
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New NRC Rule Supports Indefinite Storage of Nuclear Waste

crioca Re:central storage or n^x security guard costs / s (191 comments)

It's about damned time we started building new nukes

I've been a proponent of nuclear power for years, but given how fast the cost of solar power has been falling, I think the time for investing heavily in nuclear power has passed.

about 2 months ago
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UK Prisons Ministry Fined For Lack of Encryption At Prisons

crioca Re:stealing identity (74 comments)

I can’t say I agree, but regardless there’s plenty of other uses for a database of 16000 criminals.

about 2 months ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

crioca Re:And there you are (465 comments)

The real denialists are, and always have been, the ones who think science is never to be questioned.

I hear Creationists using that line a lot.

about 2 months ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

crioca Re:This will be a thoughtful, productive discussio (465 comments)

Well, i guesd i'm one of your denialist because i have yet to hear an explanation to why all the sudden a long standing natural occurance is given more weight than when it previously naturally occured which was forever. Well, i taje that back. I have yet to hear an explaination that isn't convoluted and makes me laugh.

You mustn't of been listening very hard then, because the concern is that this "long standing natural occurrence" is being unnaturally accelerated and during other times when it "previously naturally occurred" at accelerated rates it resulted in mass extinction and damage to biodiversity.

about 2 months ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

crioca Re:Every week there's a new explanation of the hia (465 comments)

Scientists can speculate and debate as much as they want whether it's getting warmer or colder. The issue with the global warming debate is the political demands to translate the science into specific actions,

So you want to keep performing scientific research, but not use that research to inform our actions? That's... genius.

often by scientists who have no qualifications in economics or politics.

Oh yeah, that's a real problem with a lot of political systems; too many scientists making policy and not enough career politicians and business lobbyists. Haw haw haw.

about 2 months ago
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

crioca Re:Why such paranoia ? (299 comments)

Why?

So that when they do things like fire tear gas at journalists, there's no one with a phone out to record it.

about 2 months ago
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

crioca Re:Why such paranoia ? (299 comments)

I can't imagine this being useful to any sort of authoritarian power in any regular way.

I'd say you lack imagination then, because the first thing that came to my mind was "Boy I bet the police in Ferguson would love to be able to disable people's phones right now."

Used on people en masse it'd be a great way for governments impede and control the flow of information around all sorts of events.

about 2 months ago
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$125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

crioca We can use this: (231 comments)

Combine this with the fact that police are much more likely to arrest black people and I think we just found a way to address the systemic poverty of black Americans...

about 2 months ago

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