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Comment: Re:FFS (Score 1, Troll) 115

by BasilBrush (#48666561) Attached to: Apple Pushes First Automated OS X Security Update

Yeah. Looks like the second appeared in Mountain Lion, and the default was ticked, even though "Allow updates automatically" wasn't.

So most people who have had "Allow updates automatically" unchecked for years won't have ever seen the newer option.

I'm not complaining. But some people will have room to do so.

Comment: Re:It should be noted that... (Score 2, Informative) 115

by BasilBrush (#48663161) Attached to: Apple Pushes First Automated OS X Security Update

...while "automatic", it does not install automatically unless you've enabled automatic software updates.

Not true. I have not enabled automatic updates, and this update for the first time ever, installed all by itself. I got the notification in the top corner, but it was only to say that the security update had been installed. There was no option.

Comment: Re:Established science CANNOT BE QUESTIONED! (Score 1) 718

by BasilBrush (#48653975) Attached to: Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

He said "One study estimated that it could be completely gone during summer in less than 22 years"

Right, so you admit you're full of shit. We have the additions to your made oup quote of:
a) "One study".
b) "estimates" rather than "will be".
c) "during summer" rather than at all.
c) 22 years rather than 20.
d) and now, given the exact quote we have a starting date. 2007. Which means you;re 15 years too early to say it's not going to happen.

You can see him claim 5-7 years here (from 2009) :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsioIw4bvzI

That video shows Al Gore being as conscientious as ever, quoting the science as best he can in a way understandable to the layman.
Again:
a) Quoting a study.
b) In summer.
c) 75% change.

Again you are full of shit, claiming things that are not true because you grossly misstate them.

This is why you're an idiot and not a skeptic. Real skeptics argue with facts. They don't try to deceive. You could learn a lot from Al Gore, not just about AGW, but about integrity.

Comment: Re:LOL ... w00t? (Score 1) 291

by BasilBrush (#48653175) Attached to: Amazon "Suppresses" Book With Too Many Hyphens

What's news then, is that Amazon can't deploy a simple perl script to fix common typography errors such as these.

There's no such thing. Every character has it's place, and a non intelligent script is most certainly going to get some wrong. It's going to replace some perfectly placed characters with some incorrect ones. And an author with a 100% correct book would be justifiably angry if Amazon changed it.

No script can replace a human editor. Not yet anyway.

Comment: Re:LOL ... w00t? (Score 1) 291

by BasilBrush (#48653117) Attached to: Amazon "Suppresses" Book With Too Many Hyphens

Gonna piss off the typography police here, but...

Yes. They mean the same damned thing, and don't give me any crap about one looking a little longer than the other. A hyphen is a dash is a minus sign is any mid-height horizontal line.

It's not a matter of pissing anyone off. You're just wrong. The fact that you don't care that you're wrong is neither here nor there.

Comment: Re:Established science CANNOT BE QUESTIONED! (Score 1) 718

by BasilBrush (#48647293) Attached to: Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

What would you label Al Gore "the polar caps will be gone in twenty years!!!"

One of the things that makes you an idiot, not a sceptic is the belief you can just invent a quote based on something you half remember from a denier site.

Another thing that makes you an idiot is the complete lack of knowledge that the north polar ice cap is indeed shrinking every year.

A third thing that makes you an idiot is believing that the truth or falseness of AGW depends in any way on what Al Gore says, even if you hadn't invented the quote.

"Your stupidity, Allen, is simply not up to par." -- Dave Mack (mack@inco.UUCP) "Yours is." -- Allen Gwinn (allen@sulaco.sigma.com), in alt.flame

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