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Government Accuses Sprint of Overcharging For Wiretapping Expenses

mSparks43 Re:Well, at least... (114 comments)

But you gotta admit, the ideal outcome is the court deciding they undercharged, slapping the government with another $21mill for Sprint plus legal expenses.

Which is quite possible when the government branch that brought the action finds just how many wiretaps they were actually doing (all of it's 54+ million customers)

about a month and a half ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

mSparks43 Re: Greenhouse and Volcanoes! [Re:Pressure or Volc (560 comments)

What it does is explain why the surface temperature is so hot.
regularily compressed gas to very high pressures passing over lava.

Not a thing to do with the optical properties of co2 or the sun.

about 2 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

mSparks43 Re: Pressure or Volcanoes? [Re:Venus] (560 comments)

Exactly.
But on venus the atmospheric gad is so dense it does reach those temperatures.

Thanks for proving my point.

about 2 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

mSparks43 Re:Greenhouse and Volcanoes! [Re:Pressure or Volc. (560 comments)

Temperature = Constant * Pressure

so as the pressure increases so does the temperature.

It's really not that hard, but hey, I'm willing to listen to these calculations, do show, I've never seen.

about 2 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

mSparks43 Re:Pressure or Volcanoes? [Re:Venus] (560 comments)

the pressure is important because it enables the Co2 to reach those temperatures.

If it was a lower pressure the hot gases would not be able to hold the same amount of energy.

about 2 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

mSparks43 Re:Greenhouse and Volcanoes! [Re:Pressure or Volc. (560 comments)

lovin the reasoned argument backed up by facts.

I actually wavered for a minute thinking maybe I was wrong.

But after finally establishing a certain crowd think convection and conduction are part of the greenhouse effect I'm at least now more comfortable that I'm less wrong than them.

about 2 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

mSparks43 Re:Bye [Re:Greenhouse and Volcanoes!] (560 comments)

no, it's because the heat from the massive number of lava flows conducts and convects through the dense gas.

Absolutely nothing todo with the amount of sunlight absorbed or reemitted (the greenhouse effect)

about 2 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

mSparks43 Re:Greenhouse and Volcanoes! [Re:Pressure or Volc. (560 comments)

Nope.
That's not "greenhouse effect".

Do you understand that and why thicker glass in your garden greenhouse would make the greenhouse colder. (repeatable experiment - actual science).

Do you have even the slightest idea about thermodynamics at all? or are you really just repeating the drivel you read on the internet and MSM.

about 2 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

mSparks43 Re:Pressure or Volcanoes? [Re:Venus] (560 comments)

Yes, same thing.
The atmosphere is incredibly dense and as such conducts and retains the heat fairly efficiency from those lava flows throughout the lower atmosphere.

That's nothing todo with the optical properties of CO2 and everything to do with the thermal conductivity properties of high pressure CO2 gas.

"Venus CO2 runaway" was some western political bullshit taught to kids in the 70s and 80s during the various oil strife and has no basis in real science.

about 2 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

mSparks43 Re:Venus [Re:visible and infrared] (560 comments)

I understand the greenhouse effect just fine,

But the temperature at the surface of venus has nothing todo with the optical properties of CO2, and everything todo with the lava flows that cover the planet.

Unless you are saying Volcanoes are caused by the greenhouse effect you are competely wrong.

about 2 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

mSparks43 Re:Small, but measured [Re:Small, but significant] (560 comments)

->The infrared absorption of carbon dioxide is measured

its absorbtion and radiation
but more CO2 definately doesn't mean a hotter atmosphere.
Because you don't just trap more heat - you also prevent more sunlight entering in the first place.

Venus isn't hot because of the greenhouse effect, it's hot because of the enormous pressures caused by an incredibly dense atmosphere.

If this "runaway" could happen here and was even fractionally likely I see no reason it wouldn't of already of happened sometime in the Earths billions of years history.

Getting the right answer by the wrong working does not mean you got the answer right.

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I agree. That is, however, no reason to dismiss the science.

Science is repeatability and reproducibility, climate models are nothing more than reading tealeafs atm imho, since there is no way to reproduce or repeat a hundred billion year experiment.

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And "science" also needs to accurately report it's error terms, there is no way you will get me to believe any honest climate model could measure a +0.7'C increase in average temperature when that is less than the error term we have in actual measurements (on the global scale, where that "average" is a - damn complex - model already), especially when most of the stations being used to take the measurements have been distorted by urbanisation - the ones that are left that is, there something like 70% less temperature stations in the readings now than there was 50 years ago.

about 2 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

mSparks43 Re:Small, but significant (560 comments)

1) easy, CO2 is a pretty shitty greenhouse gas water is much more important.
2) we've been coming out of an ice age for 10,000 years, that this remains unexplained leaves any "blame the humans" nonsense as laughable.
3) no, you dont, see one and 2

like the sea rising... panicing about a few mm when in many places it changes on a meter scale every day.

4) Warming is much better than cooling.

about 2 months ago
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Hyperlinking Is Not Copyright Infringement, EU Court Rules

mSparks43 Re:DO NOTE (97 comments)

NO COURT OF ANY LAND HAS ANY JURISDICTION OVER THE INTERNET WHICH DOES NOT EXIST IN ANYTHING BUT THE MANIFESTATION OF AN ABSTRACT CONCEPT OF BITS AND BYTES AS ELECTRONS.

THE CONCEPT OF MAKING NUMBERS ILLEGAL IS MORALLY, SOCIALLY, AND ETHICALLY CORRUPT.

Therefore, any court that thinks it has the right to make numbers illegal is morally, socially and ethically corupt, and should not have the support of the people of the world.

The internet is not land, you cannot regulate it like land, go fuck yourselfs.

about 2 months ago
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This Isn't the First Time Microsoft's Been Accused of Bing Censorship

mSparks43 Re:Desperation (56 comments)

And the result is the best search engine for porn.

about 2 months ago
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Ohio Attempting To Stop Tesla From Selling Cars, Again

mSparks43 Re: Meh... (387 comments)

I don't see how that can be remotely so?
Does ford not already run its own dealerships in ohio?
If not why not?

about 2 months ago
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QuakeNet: Government-Sponsored Attacks On IRC Networks

mSparks43 2nd that (197 comments)

I think that's about the size of it.
Last redesign swapped me from visiting several times daily to visiting maybe once or twice a month.
This time round I don't think I'll be back, the whole thing seams to be little more than playpen for some new employee, I see no evidence to strengthen the "community" aspect of /. an over emphasis on whitespace and no tools to make the bland text comments more interesting.
first post on slashdot beta, possibly among the last on slashdot. Can I just say thanks to everyone it was fun while it lasted, you hung in there while all the others fell.

about 2 months ago
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Spoiled Onions: Exposing Malicious Tor Exit Relays

mSparks43 Re:Not entirely a dupe (65 comments)

"New information" being this isn't 25 of 1,000 nodes.
its 25 of some unknown number of nodes, of which 1,000 are active at any one time.

And as I tried to point out last tiime (and am greatful for the opportunity to reiterate)
exit nodes only account for 100Mbps of tors 3Gbps average traffic (most of the traffic being to hidden services which never go near an exit node)

So if anything this is testament to the security of tor.network.

I guess much of the fear comes from the silkroad take down, but that was foiled by the good old postal service and human error, not the technology itself.

about 3 months ago

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mSparks43 mSparks43 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

mSparks43 writes "AQ2:LTKTBM. strange name, but signifies the mesh of technologies that bring it together. Advanced AI. Developing Physics, Sound and GFX. LTKTBM has been taking the Action Quake 2 community (which is approaching its 10th birthday) by storm, but is still relatively unknown to the wider world. AQ2, which has been voted #1 all time classic mod by several prominant gaming sites in recent years still holds its own, and LTKTBM brings it to the 21st Generation."

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DARPA Plagarism

mSparks43 mSparks43 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

To whom it may concern,

It has recently been brought to my attention that patent application number 20070162405, Characterizing and predicting agents via multi-agent evolution describes exactly work I released in the public domain in 1997.

The game in question can be downloaded from:
http://www.cam-direct.co.uk/ltk

Although the later versions use much more sophisticated algorithms than those description in this patent, the patent itself describes exactly the work that was released in 1997.

A history of its evolution can be viewed via the news and plans section of the same site. The web archive can also verify that these sites present a true representation of its development.

Any advice you can give or if this email should be directed elsewhere, or if you require anything else from me to stop this blatant plagiarism would be greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely

Mark Parker
LTKTBM developer.

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Police drones take to the skys

mSparks43 mSparks43 writes  |  more than 6 years ago In what can only be described as another BBC 'through the back door' news article, it emerged this week the Merseyside poolice have got their dirty little hands on a RC spy drone.
I for one can see a few problems that arn't mentioned in the article. Firstly wind, and secondly, that they should make for quite good target practice.
You can also watch the little creep

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Neocons. A history of pain

mSparks43 mSparks43 writes  |  more than 7 years ago A series of videos on youtube examines the history, mistakes and skewed agenda of the group collectively known as neocons. Highlights the reasons for the links between Bush and Osama Bin Ladin, and shows how America has continuously lied to itself so much, that when it eventually believes its own lies no-one can understand why the facts dont appear to match the believed reality.

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mSparks43 mSparks43 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Information accessibility is becoming an increasing concern, with current AI technology able to create complete psychological profiles from a few small snippets of information, the 'cold caller' issue takes on whole new meanings, as the ability to extract exactly what someone is thinking becomes increasingly easy can we ever rely on IP technology to convey our thoughts and concerns?

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