Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars
You're a bit confused. In fact, this is you
Neanderthals Ate Their Veggies
The other Homininae digest plant matter, so why should we think that Neaderthal did not eat any plant matter?
Because it's a good idea to think you might be wrong. It encourages you to think of ways to *prove* that you're wrong.
Seagate Releases 6TB Hard Drive Sans Helium
Doesn't "sans" mean without?
Yes, that's because WD's 6TB Ultrastar He6 was hermetically sealed with helium inside, something the company said was critical to reducing friction for additional platters, while also increasing power savings and reliability. Seagate, however, said it doesn't yet need to rely on Helium to achieve the 50% increase in capacity over it's last 4TB drive.
At least, I'm sure I read that somewhere.
Nate Silver's New Site Stirs Climate Controversy
No, it's more like:
If you pick 17 years you get one conclusion.*
If you pick 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 or 34 years you get another conclusion.
(*actually, you don't. I've no idea where this "17 years" thing came from. The temperature data shows a rise over the last 17 years)
Meat Makes Our Planet Thirsty
By that logic, stop using your computer.
If what you produce on your computer has the same value to society as the AC's excrement, then maybe you *should* consider stopping using it...
Pro-Vaccination Efforts May Be Scaring Wary Parents From Shots
Herd immunity is less important to me than keeping my kids from being crippled by polio.
Herd immunity is what keeps your kids from being crippled by polio.
Vaccines are not 100% effective. Learn how they work, at least for your children's sake.
Physicists Test Symmetry Principle With an Antimatter Beam
I'm afraid you've been wrong since 2nd grade then.
The mirror is actually misleading. Here's an alternative question:
Why, when you're facing another person, are your left and right reversed, but your up and down the same?
Bonus question: It's easy to describe what up and down are (down is closer to the Earth, up is further away). How would you describe left and right?
How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?
Or "The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't. The CERES data published in the August BAMS 09 supplement on ... shows there should be even more warming: but the data are surely wrong. Our observing system is inadequate."
Heh, I love it when deniers mindlessly repeat that quote. You don't even know what it means, do you? Because if you did, you certainly wouldn't be mentioning it.
You see, we measure how much energy the Sun outputs. And we measure how much the Earth reflects of that energy (its albedo). We also measure how much it radiates, which - if the Earth was at a stable temperature - would be the same as the difference between the first two. Understand so far? That's what the "CERES data" refers to.
What Trenberth is saying is that the CERES data shows there should be far *more* warming than we're actually measuring! When you take into account air temperature increase, melting ice, sea temperature increase, etc etc it *still* leaves a big chunk of energy to account for. Now, any sane person would therefore assume that the energy can't just vanish: it's got to go somewhere that we aren't measuring.
Not the deniers, they think it's all being whisked away by the natural cycle fairies. Or perhaps they just don't understand what it is they're saying and are mindlessly repeating what they read on some blog. Hey, maybe you can tell us. Which is it?
Was Julian Assange Involved With Wiretapping Iceland's Parliament?
Oops, looks like little Bobby Tables visited their site....
Opus 1.1 Released
Can you supply audio information at a latter time, and trick the brain into interpreting it as having happened earlier by "context"?
Nelson Mandela Dead At 95
Just in case anyone is gullible enough to believe this without checking, your noble AC above just invented that "fact".
NYT: Healthcare.gov Project Chaos Due Partly To Unorthodox Database Choice
/dev/null seems to have great writing performance but has terrible reading performance. I wouldn't recommend it.
That's because it blocks while waiting on zero point energy. If performance is an issue, you can use /dev/unull instead, if you don't really need high quality nullity.
Administration Admits Obamacare Website Stinks
Government only rises to greatness when faced with an external threat, e.g. war.
Wars not make one great.
New Zealand Court Orders Facebook Disclosure To Employer
I call bullshit on this one. This works for three month at a maximum, and then you are exhausted.
That's the bit that you found unrealistic? The 80 hour work week?
Not, for example, the idea of fighting off H1Bs from a 22nd Century space station?
German Court Finds Fantec Responsible For GPL Violation On Third-Party Code
This was the way the system used to work in the 18th century: Dr Johnson had to line up a number of sponsors before he produced his dictionary.
This is completely wrong. The Statute of Anne was introduced in 1710, when Johnson was less than one year old. And Johnson was contracted to write the dictionary by a group of London book-sellers who approached *him* for the task.
NASA's Garver Proposes Carving Piece Off Big Asteroid For Near-Earth Mining
Did you just try to make a point by beginning with "I read an editorial..."?
Are you ill or something?
Same Programs + Different Computers = Different Weather Forecasts
another one says the earth will absorb the heat
Which one do you trust?
I think I'd have to go with the one that doesn't redefine "absorb" to mean "magically disappear".
Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language
Oh, I don't. Many people are sincerly good people and are polite with it. You're not one of them. You're weren't looking for the best in someone, you were looking for the worst. You're the Wormtongue of this particular scene and your "Perhaps the latter..." is yet another example of your passive-aggressive crap. No doubt you were "just asking questions". Grow some balls and stop being the worst kind of human being. You could be better if you tried.
Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language
Linus Torvalds has produced the Linux kernel.
Whereas you, with your sneaking, sneering faux-politeness...what have you done?
I prefer Torvalds' approach, thanks.
GMO Wheat Found Growing Wild In Oregon, Japan Suspends Import From U.S.
It's been claimed that the real reason to ban DDT is racism. DDT kills mosquitoes. Mosquitoes carry malaria.
DDT isn't banned for use against malaria. Interesting that you're trying to make our that you're so knowledgable about DDT and yet you didn't even know that...
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