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The Royal Society Proposes First Framework For Climate Engineering Experiments

danbert8 Re:What could possibly go wrong? (146 comments)

But it would require us to stop using alternative fuels like ethanol. We have been deforesting land to form new planting fields to grown corn and sugar cane in for ethanol production. That was a climate win right? How could government solutions possibly make us worse off?

yesterday
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The Royal Society Proposes First Framework For Climate Engineering Experiments

danbert8 Re:I am skeptical (146 comments)

Exactly. Climate change is inevitable. Humans can affect the climate. There is only one question we need to figure out... Do we want the planet to get warmer or colder? I prefer warmer myself. Other people are deluded enough to believe they can keep it the same.

yesterday
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The Royal Society Proposes First Framework For Climate Engineering Experiments

danbert8 Re:Transparent? (146 comments)

In what universe is the Nobel prize not a popularity contest among peers?

yesterday
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The Royal Society Proposes First Framework For Climate Engineering Experiments

danbert8 Re:Transparent? (146 comments)

You mean any studies that will never get published because they will be called "deniers"? Every claim of death and cost of global warming is hugely inflated. I have yet to see a study that shows any possible BENEFIT of global warming despite the evidence that the warmest times in Earth's history have been the times that life has been most prolific.

yesterday
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The Royal Society Proposes First Framework For Climate Engineering Experiments

danbert8 Re:Transparent? (146 comments)

No, the claim is that all the scientists now learned how to do science from doing science fairs in school. They follow the same scientific method they learned there. Make a hypothesis. Form your conclusion. Find, manipulate, or fabricate data to support that conclusion. If you can't fudge the data enough, make a graph with inappropriate scale and units to make your data appear to support the conclusion.

That's what you see in science fairs, and that's all of this bullshit. Science isn't always about looking at data and being "that's funny" sometimes it's about having the scientific integrity to say "there is no clear conclusion that can be drawn from this data" or "we weren't able to isolate the variables enough to see a relationship."

yesterday
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The Royal Society Proposes First Framework For Climate Engineering Experiments

danbert8 Re:Transparent? (146 comments)

http://www.cato.org/blog/clear...

I haven't read the full report, but I'm sure you won't read this rebuttal because it's from the Cato Institute. Their predictions are off, and getting farther off with each year of data.

yesterday
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Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

danbert8 Re:Where do I sign up? (326 comments)

If there's no actual investment then why do I get a yearly report from the Social Security Administration telling me how much I have in my fund? If you are agreeing that Social Security is a huge money hole where future generations pay for the retirement of the old, then who WOULDN'T opt out? Probably just the old, not the people paying for the old to retire.

about a week ago
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Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

danbert8 Re:Where do I sign up? (326 comments)

You'd want to opt out of Social Security because it's a Ponzi Scheme. Or maybe because you can get better returns on your retirement dollars in a private fund. Or maybe because you'd rather buy gold for your retirement savings.

If you don't pay your mortgage than you are in violation of a contract and the bank goes to the government to bring guys with guns to kick you out as you are trespassing on the bank's property. It's still the government with the guns. Your bank can't have it's own private enforcement kick you out of their house.

about a week ago
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TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

danbert8 Stupid Website (255 comments)

As if asahi.com wasn't already borked from the canal story, we link to them again?

about two weeks ago
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Man-Made "Dead Zone" In Gulf of Mexico the Size of Connecticut

danbert8 Re:Perfect! (184 comments)

Nuke them from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

about two weeks ago
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Man-Made "Dead Zone" In Gulf of Mexico the Size of Connecticut

danbert8 Re:So? (184 comments)

Or we could ditch ethanol for fuels... Or stop paying farmers to go crops that there isn't demand for.

about two weeks ago
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Least Secure Cars Revealed At Black Hat

danbert8 Re:Bullshit. (140 comments)

I unplugged the On-Star module underneath the glove compartment in my G6. Then the cruise control stopped working. Taking it into the dealership, of course their solution is to plug On-Star back in, and then the cruise magically started working again. Tell me that GM isn't going to sabotage the cars of people who choose to disable On-Star... So I got a Ford instead. Not that My Ford Touch is any great technology either.

about two weeks ago
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Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can

danbert8 Link to original article (163 comments)

So instead of linking to the original Jalopnik article, you post a copy on Road and Track?

about three weeks ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

danbert8 Re:COST (544 comments)

No, it means problems are often not repeatable and thus are easier to deny claims on. More and more cars are going toward virtual input devices and they have random bugs and errors all the time. Rarely, they release an update, but more likely the dealership can't reproduce the problem and they shrug and send you on your merry way.

about three weeks ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

danbert8 Re:It is their fault. (342 comments)

Actually animals that are yummy don't go extinct. We domesticate them. It's all the ones that are useless to serve or be eaten by humans that are going extinct.

about three weeks ago
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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

danbert8 Re:Cost (550 comments)

It was weird for me after the surgery when in the winter I was all like, "what the hell is this shit pelting me in the eyeballs?"

about a month ago
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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

danbert8 Re:Uncertainty/fear? (550 comments)

It depends on the specific procedure. I had PRK done and I could actually see the LED target get clearer with each shot of the laser during the actual surgery. But yes, take the valium... It's extremely stressful to be immobilized for such a long period of time and having your eyelids clamped open.

about a month ago
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Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

danbert8 Re:Freemium usually sucks anyways. (139 comments)

Yeah, like the free games are stupidly hard and you can realistically only complete it if you pay for an upgrade or hints.

about a month ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

danbert8 Re:More Like Subsidized (533 comments)

The Constitution came to be as an agreement between people that was voted on and approved. It's not magic pixie dust, but it is the document which is the people's contract with our government. I think it's a pretty good foundation. It's not perfect, but it's a hell of a lot better than what we've got now. I can read the entire Constitution. I have read it several time in fact. It's a concise document that is pretty clear on most issues. It's been changed because the political class always desires more power and the people have lost the enthusiasm for liberty that the founding fathers had. Bread and circuses is what we have now to keep the masses content. How long do we have to wait for the fiddling to start?

about a month ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

danbert8 Re:More Like Subsidized (533 comments)

Well then fuck you too. Libertarians respect people who don't believe what they do. Apparently you can't do the same. I don't take the Federalist Papers as the bible, but I do see the wisdom in the words it contains. The threat of democracy doesn't lie in the distinction between direct voting and representative voting, but in the idea that whatever is popular should be the law. The Constitution is written to protect individual rights regardless of what is popular by limiting the powers of government. Libertarians only ask that the government stay within the bounds of its charter. A federal enforcement arm such as the FBI or federal marshals is fully within the bounds of the Constitution and a Republic, even one with democratically elected representatives. However, your original argument of "like a democracy" was bullshit as a monarchy or even a dictatorship can still have government enforced tort law.

So basically you attack a libertarian because you don't respect them and don't even put together a coherent argument. So if you aren't going to respect me, or anyone who believes as I do, then I will return your lack of respect with another fuck you in closing.

about a month ago

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danbert8 danbert8 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

danbert8 (1024253) writes "PC World has an article about an interesting new idea for datacenter fire protection. What better protection is there than prevention? From the article:

Air is composed of about 21 percent oxygen, 78 percent nitrogen and 1 percent of other gases. Fire needs the oxygen to burn, and lower percentages of oxygen makes it more difficult or impossible for fire to start.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,129918/article.h tml"
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danbert8 danbert8 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

danbert8 writes "How long should a user be expected to wait for a final release for F/OSS software that is being actively developed? Or at least some progress updates?

I have been a GAIM user for years and 2.0 seemed like a breath of fresh air. But it has now gone through 5 betas in over a year. New features have been added, yet I find it no more stable now in beta 5 than it was in beta 2. Gaim's homepage http://gaim.sourceforge.net/ lists some news, and the new Planet Gaim http://gaim.sourceforge.net/planet/ has some additional insights, but neither has been posted on since November."

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