marcgvky (949079) writes "A couple of my recent posts have covered stories that bring a different light to the Climate war. But they never get published. So, are there any readers out there that have studied the issue by reading the papers and doing the math... and have come to the conclusion that "climate change" isn't a science, but an ideology or faith?" top
marcgvky (949079) writes "According to the WSJ research of the "well known 97% study, they received responses from 3,146 people, of which only 5 percent selfidentified as climate scientists. To get to the magic 97 percent in the affirmative to both questions — in the answers to questions even many skeptics would answer “yes” — the study’s authors had to whittle down the survey to a paltry 79 “climate scientists,” defined as those who also have “published more than 50 percent of their recent peerreviewed papers on the subject of climate change.” The National Academy of Sciences survey is similarly skewed.
According to Jim Lakely's blog post, "[the] bottom line: A handful of “qualified” scientists asserting “fact” is not what it seems. Yet the enviro-left still clings to this fraudulent “argument by authority” nonsense."
Paywall alert: the "original article" link hits the WSJ paywall." Link to Original Source top
marcgvky (949079) writes "I hate spam. Recently, I noticed that my email addressed was "signed-up" for spotify and started getting their "marketing vomit". Wondering if they purchased a list of email addresses and "opened accounts" for us?" top
American Physical Society may be turning away from Climate Change mythology
marcgvky (949079) writes "It would appear that the American Physical Society is attempting to reach an honest scientific balance via the appointment three renowned scientist to their Public Relations board; all of whom are outspoken critics of climate change absolutist faith. One recent appointee, John Christy (Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville) has written: “I’m sure the majority (but not all) of my IPCC colleagues cringe when I say this, but I see neither the developing catastrophe nor the smoking gun proving that human activity is to blame for most of the warming we see.”
I will be shocked if my post appears on the main board for Slashdot. I want people whom claim to be strong minded academics to spend a moment of introspection, today; belief in forces that cannot be explained, observed, and tested to be empirically true is, by definition, faith. Do you have faith? Or have you read the journals and come to an honest conclusion, using your own intellect? Most people are just attempting to appear savvy and hip.
Blind faith often leads to deep disservice to humanity and damage to humans. Bet that readers will agree with the previous statement, but will struggle with everything else, herein. That's called dissonance. Enjoy your introspection moment." Link to Original Source top
Solopower pushes production facility to short-notice Auction: Solyndra 2.0
marcgvky (949079) writes "Solopower received lot of government-backed loans from the same DoE program as the infamous Solyndra. They announced their launch, at about the same time that Solyndra's epic fail become the top news story in the U.S. Now, it appears that their San Jose, CA is now on the auction-block, as part of a (super) short-notice sale. Why does the DoE have such broad discretion with taxpayer money, such that they can act as a foolish venture capitalist... with no accountability for 100's of billions of dollars lost? I want that job!!" Link to Original Source top
Home Button fails on Apple devices running iOS 6.0.x
marcgvky writes "Unfortunately, it also came with a serious flaw in the OS/Software; the home button would not function in certain (necessary) scenarios. A little research on the Apple User Forums reveals an avalanche of similar issues from users of iPads and iPods. Some where upgraders, while many were New In Box folks (like me). The only common theme is that users are running Apple iOS 6.0.x. While impossible to discern the root cause of the home button fail, one might speculate that this is an issue in iOS as it relates to capturing the button-press event and how the OS handles that event (i.e. to which program(s) do I communicate/raise that event). This could be pretty darn embarrassing for the iOS team, if it turns out NOT to be a hardware issue and this bug made it into the iOS release build. Just saying:-) If it turns out to be a hardware issue, my apologies to the iOS team..... and please flog the hardware Q/A folks;)" Link to Original Source
Based on my current income and utter lack of interest in the cult of hetero marriage, is it so bad that I would offer an exceptionally attractive woman a retainer salary and 401k for providing me with my nerdy and co-beneficial physical needs? I mean seriously, cant we just be best friends with benefits and make those benefits realistic, given our current economy?