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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

nyri Re:more pseudo science (869 comments)

Oh this is rich. The AC calling the scientists ignorant about how the peer review process works. Nice try AC, but GP is right, peer reviewers systematically try to tear pretty much anything that comes their way to shreds. I'm a scientists, and not only do I see this happening to my papers, I do the same to the papers I get to review. Extremely critical reviewers are an essential part of the scientific process.

Contrary to GP, I feel it's normal that it's so difficult to get a paper published. What is not normal is that scientists are under such high pressure to get so many papers published per year; the process could benefit from some "slowing down". But that's an entirely different discussion.

It is well documented that climate science circles are small and papers with a right conclusions are easier to publish as papers with the wrong conclusions.

The fact that in your field the process works well, does not mean that it works well in another fields.

about 6 months ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

nyri Re:more pseudo science (869 comments)

Hopefully in a journal that is reviewed by skeptics rather than Ideologues.

All scientific journals are reviewed by skeptics.

That's because all scientists are skeptics.

This is just patently false.

James Hansen, one of the leading scientist sitting on top of the time series, called for trials of energy company executives for "high crimes against humanity and nature". When a human commits himself to such political ambitions, it becomes much harder to objectively accept position which would undermine the strong political stand he's taking.

Or how about the personification of "climate scientist", Michael Mann? Well, he refers to his fellow scientist who are not sharing his preconceived opinions as "not helping the cause".

These examples does not speak about scientists excising scepticism but more like political activists doing group thinking.

about 6 months ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

nyri Re:The Re-Hate Campaign (1116 comments)

Reposted because of moderation abuse. Mods, at least READ the comments you're modding down. When a group of people is trying to put words in your mouth, lying about what you're saying

Sir, your abominable messages equating gay sex to bestiality have to stop. I understand that you try to convince others of normalcy of gay sex by comparing it to your personal experiences having sex with goats. Nevertheless, we feel that it is offensive and moderators are right to continue to mod down your vile messages.

Or did I mean to say that they might down vote you if you just rant and harp about your own point of view without listening anyone. Telling others to "STFU" is not constructive messaging.

I can't remember but do carry on.

about 6 months ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

nyri Re:The Re-Hate Campaign (1116 comments)

2) A segment of the public was in opposition to his cause, and spoke out opposing his viewpoint - fine

You are not being completely honest here. Let's be precise here: They didn't speak out opposing his viewpoint. They spoke out against the person making the point. Not only didn't they try to convince anyone about their views, they singled out one person to be bullied and harassed.

3) A website stopped allowing Mozilla on their site due to being in opposition of his viewpoint - fine

And bullied and harassed they did basically attacking the employee of the said person forcing them to fire him. Nice job.

Bear in mind that these actions that you are fine with are nothing more than actions trying to stifle political discussion by harassing individuals. Giving campaign contributions that target in convincing others about a certain view (even an objectionable view) is different from harassing individuals. The first adds to discussion, the latter removes from it.

about 6 months ago
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Ukrainian Attack Dolphins Are On the Loose

nyri Re:A hoax (99 comments)

Everybody! Ignore this guy with stupid facts and continue with killer mutant dolphin jokes!

about a year and a half ago
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Strong Climate Change Opinions Are Self-Reinforcing

nyri Re:give me data not personal opinions or beliefs (655 comments)

Show me the numbers. Not someone's opinion about what they mean, but a detailed description of each experiment and the raw data that resulted.

They already have: it's called the scientific literature. It's not their fault you haven't taken the time and effort to read and understand it.

You obviously haven't followed Stephen McIntyre's never ending battles with Michael Mann and other luminaries in climate science community. Basically what we have is somewhat vague scientific literature and concentrated effort to hide the data and the details of methods.

about 2 years ago
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My relationship to military service:

nyri Defending Our Freedoms (525 comments)

What really bugs me about US Military and US population in general is the speak. They constantly speak that their military is "defending their freedom". That is utter bullshit as US military is waging offensive wars.

about 2 years ago
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CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns, Citing Affair

nyri Re:Job Performance (401 comments)

As long as it was between consenting adults, an affair is between him, the 'afairee' and his family.

I disagree. The husband of Paula Broadwell (the 'afairee' as you put it) has the right to know that his wife is seriously two-timing him. If this getting this public is the only way of getting the word to him then so be it.

As long as it doesn't effect one's job performance its really nobody's business.

The director of CIA should not put himself in a position where he can be blackmailed. This is such a basic stuff that I'm willing to guess that CIA has a policy on this.

about 2 years ago
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NASA Scientist: Heat Waves Really Are From Global Warming

nyri Re:Personal attacks (605 comments)

Wait for the dirty tricks and personal attacks to begin.

The fossil fuel lobby won't take such a show of flagrant anti-rich, anti-1% dissent lying down.

Like the poor fool who dares to step between the pigs and their swill, this fellow is gonna get mauled.

That is just bullshit.

First, there is no great conspiracy of evil "fossil fuel lobby".

Second, fossil fuels are the friend of the poor. It is Al Gore and other obnoxiously rich people who can afford their electricity bill to threefold without any impact to their lifestyle. Make no mistake about it: If the solutions that are on the table for solving the global warming are implemented, it is the poor who will see their level of confort plummeting. They probably won't be able to afford such luxuries as private automobiles. Meanwhile Al Gore will be still living in his air conditioned castles while flying between them with his private jet.

more than 2 years ago
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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Launches On September 25

nyri Re:Long time WoW player here (247 comments)

I have 5 level 80+ chars on WoW, but haven't played the game in at least a year, maybe two, and don't plan to go back to it, even for Pandas.

Even for Pandas? So you are saying that Pandas are basically cool but the game sucks otherwise? I seriously thought that adding Pandas was a bad case of jumping the shark. Well, maybe I just need to admit it to my self: I'm totally out of touch with gamers today. Now if you excuse me, I'll go and find rumors about Football Manager 2013 which I will eventually buy but won't find time to play.

more than 2 years ago
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How Do You Cool Your Data Center / Server Room?

nyri No fucking clue (152 comments)

No fucking clue. Ask Amazon.

more than 2 years ago
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Obayashi To Build Space Elevator By 2050

nyri Is that so? (488 comments)

It would be easier to believe that "Japan's Obayashi Corp" are out of their mind if we would have a link to this on their own web site.

more than 2 years ago
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Help Shape the Future of Slashdot

nyri Re:Moderation system (763 comments)

Same here.

I think the end result of meta-moderation is Groupthink. If you punish moderators that might have a bit of an edge, you end up with moderators that are Group thinking. That will show immediately if you browse at +5.

about 3 years ago
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Indian Mathematician Takes Shot At Proving Riemann Hypothesis

nyri Re:Cheap publicity stunt (160 comments)

This is a cheap publicity stunt, nothing more.

And that is a bad thing exactly how?

Mathematics is not dancing with the stars or what not.

Says who? If you don't like it, don't watch it. I say that if this draw even a few bright people towards maths and shows them that this is really interesting stuff, it is a good thing. I do not understand why Mathematicians should appear as some sage-like, ascetic monks.

about 3 years ago
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Man Charged in Model Airplane Plot To Bomb Pentagon

nyri Re:The right demographic... (515 comments)

A 26-year-old Massachusetts man with a physics degree

So, what was his Slashdot handle?

Let's find out. Every one who isn't him, reply here: Not me.

about 3 years ago
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Man Charged in Model Airplane Plot To Bomb Pentagon

nyri Re:I predict (515 comments)

Given that a RC plane controlling law is prepared, I am curious to find who idea the RC plane was. FBI's or guy's own. The risk that government generates crime to justify a legislation is a worrying one. This is one more reason why encouraging some to commit a crime, should be a crime even when done by officials.

about 3 years ago
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The London Riots and Facial Recognition Technology

nyri Re:Really? Vigilantes? (482 comments)

slightly off-topic. this msnbc blog entry shows some interesting insight in the dynamics of the group:

a Londoner when asked by a television reporter: Is rioting the correct way to express your discontent?

"Yes," said the young man. "You wouldn't be talking to me now if we didn't riot, would you?"

The TV reporter from Britain's ITV had no response.

That is because the reporter was not up to the work he was doing. He should asked the guy what he would like to say now that he has a possibility to speak. He would have produced a gush of drivel of leftist platitudes. They usually do and with the general idea that they are victims of "state" and "society" while they are completely ignorant about their own conduct that adds to their state of being bored.

And bored they are as they do not really have material poverty: They know not hunger, not cold from winter. That is what this is all about: This is about nihilistic, bored, self-centered people doing something. People who do not have a slightest interest in anything sensible. If they would, they would appreciate other people's life's work (like a small business shop) and would refrain from burning it down.

God, I fucking hate when people are being complete dicks and these lefties treat them like some fucking victims.

more than 3 years ago
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Google: Sun Offered To License Java For $100M

nyri Random observations from Europe (173 comments)

As an European (from Finland), this is mainly a spectacle of American justice system. Here are some random thoughts based on this news.

In here I constantly hear that "American justice system is corrupted, owned by politicians and big money... Blah blah blah." Now we have an example to observe. It seems to me that the judge is this case is not willing to cave in for anything. The junge is strict, has huge balls, and it appears that the best thing he can do for his career, is to make just decision.

I also bet that he is going to deliver his decision in plain language that is readable even to lay persons. This, and the fact that the case is public, will guarantee that if anything will go wrong, you will hear about it. This is quite a good guarantee that there won't be any funny business.

Nothing is perfect and there is a possibility that the decision is rotten. If this is the case, as I mentioned, the hell break loose. Unfortunately, the public ripping of judgements has one unintended consequence: Europeans will hear about it and somehow conclude that because the system is criticized, it must be worse than their own system that receives no such critique. If any, the opposite is true.

more than 3 years ago
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Suppressed Report Shows Pirates Are Good Customers

nyri Re:No big deal (291 comments)

You are correct. All the blathering about 'control' and stuff are borderline conspiracy theories. The study is being suppressed because MPAA/RIAA and movie studios, believe or not, are different entities. This requires just basic understanding of bureaucracy. MPAA/RIAA do not want to release the study. They are afraid that movie studios and record labels execs would read it; afraid that they conclude that MPAA/RIAA are a waste of time and good money.

Believe me, this report is read with great interest in head quarters of each and every movie studio.

more than 3 years ago
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US Supreme Court: Video Games Qualify For First Amendment

nyri Re:Lord of the Flies + Pick-a-path books .. (458 comments)

And understands the difference between causation and correlation:

The State's evidence is not compelling. California relies primarily on the research of Dr. Craig Anderson and a few other research psychologists whose studies purport to show a connection between exposure to violent video games and harmful effects on children. These studies have been rejected by every court to consider them,6 and with good reason: They do not prove that violent video games cause minors to act aggressively (which would at least be a beginning). Instead, "[n]early all of the research is based on correlation, not evidence of causation, and most of the studies suffer from significant, admitted flaws in methodology." [] They show at best some correlation between exposure to violent entertainment and minuscule real-world effects, such as children's feeling more aggressive or making louder noises in the few minutes after playing a violent game than after playing a nonviolent game.7

The footnote 7 in question in hilarious:

One study, for example, found that children who had just finished playing violent video games were more likely to fill in the blank letter in “explo_e” with a “d” (so that it reads “explode”) than with an “r” (“explore”). App. 496, 506 (internal quotation marks omitted). The prevention of this phenomenon, which might have been anticipated with common sense, is not a compelling state interest.

more than 3 years ago

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Military robots, the future of warfare

nyri nyri writes  |  more than 5 years ago

nyri writes "The New Atlantis has an article on military robots. Even as the article is of some length, it is a good read. It gives a decent history and the current state of military robots. It seems that the Asimov's laws are now discussed lawyers and soldiers. And the Petagons stand? The article says:

[J]ust as any human's right to self-defense is limited, so too should be a robot's. This sounds simple enough, but oddly the Pentagon has already pushed the legal interpretation that our drones have an inherent right to self-defense, including even to preemptively fire on potential threats, such as an anti-aircraft radar system that lights them up.

More over did you know that there is even a "robot hospital" in Baghdad or that by 2015 Pentagon plans to deploy new kind of brigades which contains more unmanned vehicles than normal vehicles."

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School shooting; annouced in youtube

nyri nyri writes  |  more than 6 years ago

nyri (132206) writes "There was a school shooting in Finland a few hours ago. This time the killer annouced his intentions on youtube before the killings. This is a strange world. Here is a clip from his rationale

I am prepared to fight and die for my cause. I, as a natural selector, will eliminate all who I see unfit, disgraces of human race and failures of natural selection.
You might ask yourselves, why did I do this and what do I want. Well, most of you are too arrogant and closed-minded to understand... You will proprably say me that I am"insane", "crazy", "psychopath", "criminal" or crap like that. No, the truth is that I am just an animl, a human, an individual, a dissident.
What an asshole."
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Java 6 and Leopard

nyri nyri writes  |  more than 6 years ago

nyri writes "As a professional Java coder and consultant, I switched to OS X two years ago. I felt that my Java stuff works on it. After release on Java 6, I have felt otherwise: there is no OS X release. I assumed that Leopard would have Java 6 but I haven't seen a trace of it. I am seriously considering moving back to Windows (Linux, alas, is not an option for me in my corporate enviroment).
Has Apple, for some reason, decided that Java support does not pay off? Is this just a delay or has Apple decided to abandon Java support for good? Maybe you fellow slashdotters can give some answers to these questions.
All in all, other Java coders out there, how long are willing to put up with this kind of blatant ignorance of your needs? Or, do you have some nice technical solutions to this, which I am not-so-blissfully ignorant about?"
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nyri nyri writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Jari Mustonen (132206) writes "Time to hide your Mac-fanboy hat. Or maybe you are beliver enough to defend Apple even on this one. The question is simple: Where is the Java 6 for OS X? Let the gossips fly and let the slashdot do what it is best at: to summon an anonymous coward from Apple to tell us what is happening and where is my Java? But in the mean time, let's hear your theory."

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