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Where the Global Warming Data Is

deacon Glad to help. (1011 comments)

The effects on true believers whose religion has been shown to be false are so sad. You should have picked one of the traditional religions, which admit they are based on faith.

Anyway, all you have asked for has already been done and made available online many days ago.


I understand the NYT has been silent about the contents of these stolen and leaked emails, presumably because these emails did not endanger national security.

To cheer you up I leave you with this happy video.


more than 5 years ago

New Research Forecasts Global 6C Increase By End of Century

deacon Re:The hack (746 comments)

# Michael Mann discusses how to destroy a journal that has published sceptic papers.(1047388489)

# Tim Osborn discusses how data are truncated to stop an apparent cooling trend showing up in the results (0939154709). Analysis of impact here. Wow!

# Phil Jones describes the death of sceptic, John Daly, as "cheering news".(1075403821)

# Phil Jones encourages colleagues to delete information subject to FoI request.(1212063122)

from here:


more than 5 years ago

Russia Recalls Modern Warfare 2

deacon Re:Not so fast.. (548 comments)

While we Americans were sitting on our rears eating bon-bons

Self loathing and ignorant. How sweet.

Stalin just loved killing. Soviet or National Socialist, Stalin was happy to have either dead. Praising the Soviet body count without looking where it came from suggests you value quantity over quality, and you don't even care where the quantity comes from or why.


more than 5 years ago

Murderer With "Aggression Genes" Gets Reduced Sentence

deacon Wrong on the statistics, wrong on the facts (507 comments)

What utter bullshit. A moments Google search for total crimes per capita would have shown you that from worst to best, the rank is:

1 Dominica
2 New Zealand
3 Finland
4 Denmark
5 Chile
6 United Kingdom
7 Montserrat
8 United States


Furthermore, people don't steal because they are poor. They steal because they are sociopaths. Bernie Madoff was not short of cash for a box of donuts and a six-pack. He was not poor or downtrodden or starving.

There are plenty of poor people who never steal, and plenty of rich people that do.

Reproducing the numerical values in the table counts as "junk characters". A tech website that counts numbers as junk. Go figure.

more than 5 years ago

Airlines Have to Ask Permission to Fly 72 Hours Early

deacon Re:Your payperz, plezz (596 comments)

Back when you were young, the USSR requiered citizens to get permission to MOVE to a different place. All housing and employment was controlled by the State. Citizens who cause trouble (like printing samizdat) ended up working in uranium mines in Siberia or were killed in phsychiatric hospitals. Protests were met by machine gun fire. Citizens were not allowed to leave the country.

I know it's fashionable to get your panties in a damp twist over any security measure in the USA, but you trivialize the real, stone cold horror of life under Soviet communism. You and your parents are obviously pampered westerners, or you would never think to make the comparison.

more than 7 years ago


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So you want to understand how to cool your PC

deacon deacon writes  |  more than 10 years ago Step One:

Download this heat transfer textbook.


Yes, I'm too lazy to make that a link.

Left button copy, middle button paste into your browser

Ignore the first chapter if you don't have the math background to make sense of it.

Look at the form of the equations for convective heat transfer. Look at the chapter on heat sink design, and look up the info on fin efficiency.

That is all, for the moment.

I am not an expert, I just do it for a living.

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