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Comment Re:3mm is the key (Score 4, Informative) 373

Scroll down to figure 3... "Global mean sea level from 1870 to 2006 with one standard deviation error"

What is the first thing that you notice about the character of this plot? Is is linear? Does your statement make sense from what you know of trends and basic algerbra?

Comment Re:Am I missing something? (Score 1) 303

The emails in question were believed to not contain classified info, so they would have been sent on the official unclassified server anyway.

Not sure where you are getting this. I see several sources confirming that her email did in fact contain classified information. They certainly contained sensitive FOUO content. We are talking the head of the State Department here. Her server was more than likely already compromised by several foreign intelligence organizations. Can you imagine their glee when they reported to their superiors that they have access to all the emails sent by Secretary of State of the US of A?

Comment Re:Justifiable under ISLAM (Score 1) 147

And the in books were the original - Thou shalt not murder - appears is followed with all sort of killing and allegedly god ordered murder (ie Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man). It takes a massive ability to compartmentalize to accept these works as divinely inspired.

Comment Re:It is what it is (Score 1) 332

The end does not justify the means.

In war it does... You would have prefered a much higher body? more suffering? more destruction? If you were in a troop transport on the way to execute Operation Olympic you might have thought otherwise. If you were in the way of Japanese conquest where over 100000 noncombatants were killed per month (reference Gideon Rose) you might have thought otherwise. If you were a Japanese peace advocate who was under the constant threat of assassination you would have thought otherwise. The Japanese peace advocates even cheered the bomb because they knew it was what was necessary to take the power out of the hands of evil militarist who were prepared to sacrifice every Japanese man, woman and child.

Comment A Lot at Stake (Score 1) 120

I don't understand why this data isn't just shared publicly to anyone who cares to inspect it. What's gained by hiding it?

Alzheimer's costs the US economy over $100B/yr, and that amount is likely to soar as the population ages. If a university finds a cure, or even a prevention, they stand to reap billions in patent license fees. The stakes here are very high.

If the disputing parties or a family member develops dementia (high probability) and if the disease could have been mitigated or cured by the sharing of data the stakes are a LOT higher than a dollars. What good is Billion dollars if you can't recognize a family member or even remember your own name. Stupid people.

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