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Using Naval Logbooks To Reconstruct Past Weather and Predict Future Climate

youngone Re:US Navy still uses sextant and chronometer (102 comments)

I'm not surprised they still do this, and no, it is not done at night, just at midday.

about three weeks ago
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US Remains Top Country For Global Workers

youngone Re:Diversity vs monoculture (123 comments)

I love "New Zealand - pretty, but cold". It's about right, except for the top bit of the North Island, which is neither.

about a month and a half ago
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How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

youngone Re:Whoosh (97 comments)

This is my experience too, and the experience of most of the people who belong to the camera club I belong to. Flickr is finished really, the MySpace of photography.

about 2 months ago
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How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

youngone Re:Whoosh (97 comments)

Not anymore they're not, all the photographers I know, (quite a lot of amateur club photographers) are leaving Flickr in droves. The club I belong to have closed our Flickr account too.

about 2 months ago
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UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack

youngone Bullshit Numbers (198 comments)

"It logs the non-clinical information on 80 million people in Britain " when the population of Britain is about 64 million.

about 3 months ago
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Sony Tosses the Sony Reader On the Scrap Heap

youngone Re:That kinda sucks (172 comments)

The second part of your post is why they're in trouble. I won't buy any of their products either. Neither will lots of other people.

about 4 months ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

youngone Global Warming is not true. (552 comments)

And I can prove it. Here in the Southern Hemisphere the last three months have been much colder than the preceeding three months, so there!

about 4 months ago
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Hints of Life's Start Found In a Giant Virus

youngone Re:Yet another proof creation doesn't work! (158 comments)

You keep saying "We Know..." about something Jesus is purported to have said, or that "We know that God gave us free will..." as if these are facts. I don't know anything about any Gods at all, because I've never been given any evidence that any God exists. The Bible, or any other religious writing is just something written a long time ago (usually) by some religious people, so can't be counted as evidence for anything.

about 4 months ago
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Mt. Gox CEO Returns To Twitter, Enrages Burned Investors

youngone Re:This just in. (281 comments)

But there are some Unicorns and Rainbows, right?

about 5 months ago
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Why China Is Worried About Japan's Plutonium Stocks

youngone Re:Serously? (398 comments)

Tojo had been deposed as prime Minister in July 1944, otherwise I think your comment's probably right. On a personal note, my father was serving in the British Army, 2 Parachute Regiment in 1945, and I'm pretty sure he would have been sent to Japan at some stage if the Invasion went ahead. So I'm reasonably comfortable with the US use of nuclear weapons on that occasion. Purely from a selfish point of view of course.

about 5 months ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

youngone Huh? (465 comments)

Of course they do. This is just someone trying very hard to cover their arse. Not a very good attempt I would say.

about 5 months ago
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US Marshals Seize Police Stingray Records To Keep Them From the ACLU

youngone Re:Obama's police state? (272 comments)

Designed and made by Hugo Boss.

about 6 months ago
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US-EU Trade Agreement Gains Exaggerated, Say 41 Consumer Groups, Economist

youngone Of course it is worth it (97 comments)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is similar, but less likely to work, as a bunch of independent minded Asians are involved, Has similar proposals. Corporations will be able to sue governments if new regulations interfere with business. Not sure I voted for that. Pretty sure I won't get the chance to.

about 6 months ago
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Chelsea Clinton At NCWIT: More PE, Less Zuckerberg

youngone Re:Role Models (255 comments)

I was not aware of that, but I'm not surprised.

about 6 months ago
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Chelsea Clinton At NCWIT: More PE, Less Zuckerberg

youngone Re:Role Models (255 comments)

Of course it means that she won't be a force for good. She'll be exactly what every member of the American ruling class is: a force for whatever is good for the American ruling class.

about 6 months ago
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A Look At the "Information Superhighway," As It Looked In 1985

youngone Re:Did anybody notice... (241 comments)

No, I didn't, but I did notice the huuuuge gap between Alaska and The USSR.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Teaching Chemistry To Home-Schooled Kids?

youngone Re:i have an idea (701 comments)

I was pleased when my boys started at an all boy school. The Headmaster is a man, and about 3/4 of the teachers are men too. Boys are expected to be boys, and a bit of rough and tumble is considered normal. Beware if it looks like bullying though, my oldest boy was given a detention for what was seen as bullying, (I punished him also). But my boys come home occasionaly with a ripped shirt, or covered in dirt, and it's usually because of some game they've been playing. It all seems really healthy to me.

more than 2 years ago
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Should Snatching an iPhone Be a Felony?

youngone Re:Why not? (607 comments)

You're looking at this the wrong way around. How rich is the complainant? How rich is the defendant? The value of the property is of secondary interest.

more than 2 years ago

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