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1981 Paper's Predictions for Global Temperatures Spot-On

qmaqdk Re:What that really means? (371 comments)

typepad.com or nasa.gov. Pick the one you think is most trustworthy on science issues.

(http://climate.nasa.gov/)

more than 2 years ago
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1981 Paper's Predictions for Global Temperatures Spot-On

qmaqdk Re:monkeys throwing darts... (371 comments)

Honestly, I think you should have kept that to yourself, because on second thought it doesn't make much sense. Nostradamus' "predictions" are incredibly ambiguous, which is why they can be made fit observations after the fact. Quantities such as degrees Celcius/Fahrenheit are not; the observations either fit within the specified level of precision or not.

more than 2 years ago
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1981 Paper's Predictions for Global Temperatures Spot-On

qmaqdk Re:monkeys throwing darts... (371 comments)

Yep. On both sides. This is why both sides have zero credibility with the other. Both sides call the others lying bastards, and for a vocal minority on both sides, they are right.

I'm curious. Who do you think is funding the side that's supported by 90% of climate scientists worldwide?

more than 2 years ago
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Historic Heat In North America Turns Winter To Summer

qmaqdk Re:I was surprised for a minute (618 comments)

...denying ideas widely held by entire scientific and academic communities...

Please elaborate. I'm very interested to hear what the scientific and academic community has to say about climate change.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Who Has the Best 3G Coverage In California and Nevada?

qmaqdk Nobody (134 comments)

If by best, you mean adequate, the answer would be nobody. But I guess AT&T would be least worst (at least when I was last there).

more than 2 years ago
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Push Email Suspended On iPhones In Germany

qmaqdk Re:only hope? not really. (164 comments)

Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. I'm sure Apple had a bucket load of old Motorola pagers in the room when they were designed the push software for the iPhone.

more than 2 years ago
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ACTA's EU Future In Doubt As Poland Suspends Ratification

qmaqdk Thank you (139 comments)

Thank you (again) Poland.

more than 2 years ago
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Carbon Emissions 'Will Defer Ice Age'

qmaqdk Re:Due to subtle variations in the Earth's orbit . (347 comments)

The reverse argument is equally ridiculous:

Nothing we do can combined cause global scale changes on the planet, which is nice, because then I can keep doing whatever I want.

The worst part is that very little is required to make very large impacts on carbon emissions. If everyone in the US bought a car that had half the horsepower that the car they currently own has, they could make a huge impact on their emissions.

more than 2 years ago
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Carbon Emissions 'Will Defer Ice Age'

qmaqdk Let's not do anything (347 comments)

Let's roll the dice so we don't have to be inconvenienced by sorting our garbage and driving cars with smaller engines.

more than 2 years ago
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IBM Unseats Microsoft As Second Most Valued Tech Company

qmaqdk Re:Prospering After Its Founder (296 comments)

So you're saying Windows ME and Vista was on purpose?

about 3 years ago
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Firefox 8.0 Beta Available

qmaqdk Re:I'm Waiting (305 comments)

I'm waiting for Firefox 23, so it will be the same version as emacs. I'm guessing it will be released around Christmas.

So long dumbass Firefox developers, I'm switching to Chrome.

Which does not display it's version number so prominently, but otherwise uses the same development schedule and version numbering.

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Clusters On the Cheap?

qmaqdk Re:Clusters on the cheap (264 comments)

Know what I mean, know what I mean?

more than 3 years ago
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Appropriations Bill Threatens Future Space Science Missions

qmaqdk Re:Some speculations (233 comments)

Or the 54% I'm spending at the gun shop.

more than 3 years ago
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JavaScript Toolkit V1.1.0 Released

qmaqdk Re:Long awaited? (65 comments)

I like the idea, and I'd like to contribute. Here's a plus function:

plus: { value: function(y) {
    return this + 2;
}}

You can test it with
function Plus(result) {
    result((2).plus(2), 4, '2+2 is 4');
}

more than 3 years ago

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CNN reveals name of bin Laden informant

qmaqdk qmaqdk writes  |  more than 3 years ago

qmaqdk (522323) writes "CNN has revealed the name of the informant that lead the US to the hideout of Osama bin Laden. It was reportedly given to CNN by "a diplomatic source", and they decided to release it despite being "unable to confirm with U.S. officials the identity of the courier".

I guess it's okay when it's not Wikileaks."

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MS confirms Windows Phone 7 'phantom data' issue

qmaqdk qmaqdk writes  |  more than 3 years ago

qmaqdk (522323) writes "As reported earlier on /. Microsoft has been investigating the 'phantom data' issue with Windows Phone 7, where users could experience 3G data transfers of up to 50MB per day. Now Microsoft has confirmed the issue, and is blaming it on "an unnamed third party service". Another article indicates that the fix is external and there will be "no need for a system software update.""
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North Korea attacks South Korea

qmaqdk qmaqdk writes  |  more than 3 years ago

qmaqdk (522323) writes "Numerous news agencies report that North Korea has fired artillery at South Koreas Yeonpyeong Island, near the countries western sea border. At least 200 rounds of artillery hit after the North started firing about 2:30 p.m. local time, and several civilian and military personnel have been injured.

Is war avoidable at this point?"

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