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Comment Re:Douchebag Editors (Score 1) 288

" "Historic central/eastern Pacific outbreak- 3 major hurricanes at once for the first time on record!""

Yep, ON RECORD. But since the records barely go back more than 120 years, and the sats needed to spot storms that form so far from any habitable area have only been in geostationary orbit for about 50 years, the record is extremely short and says NOTHING about global warming.

Comment Re:Because we are distracted by "global warming" (Score 1) 139

It would have been nice if you had written one true thing in that entire post, you have truly written a mighty gish gallop of ridicule and ignorance.

Some short notes because you're likely libertarded:

  1. The predictions are more accurate than you would have us believe.
  2. Of course, there is "no evidence" if you dismiss every piece of evidence "because communists".
  3. The impact of global warming on hurricanes is an area of ongoing research, the results are not conclusive in any direction yet.
  4. Authoritarians will tell you that anything can be solved by more authoritarian measures. Whether or not they want to use global warming to enact those measures has no impact on the existence of the phenomenon or the results of studying it. You are using the fallacy "appeal to consequences" to argue that people shouldn't believe in global warming because it might be used to justify measures that you disagree with. It's a bit insane to claim that something isn't true because "statists" have a solution for it.
  5. When 97% of the experts agree on something it's an "appeal to authority", not an "appeal to popularity".

Submission + - The Last Unicorn, other Peter S. Beagle titles hit Kindle October 1

Robotech_Master writes: Peter S. Beagle's publisher Connor Cochran has announced that fan favorite The Last Unicorn and several other titles by Beagle will be available in e-book form from Amazon as of October 1. Apart from a brief sale via The Humble Bundle, this will mark the first time an authorized e-book edition of The Last Unicorn has ever been available for sale. It will be offered in both a "Classic" edition and a "Deluxe" edition, featuring sequel novella "Two Hearts" and an interview with Beagle.

Comment Re:"On Record" (Score 1) 288

Who are "we"?

Everyone who's not you.

Do you have a point to make other than trying to position yourself as a spokesperson for unnamed third parties?

Did you not understand the point or are you incapable of answering a question?

If you were trying to ignore me, you are doing a lousy job of it.

A wiser man would have figured out that was not what I was doing.

Comment Re:Still a bad value (Score 1) 130

Lithium ions still have a shelf life even with optimal use.

There's essentially a form of corrosion going on inside the lithium ion pack, and after 5-10 years (depending on how it's stored and the pack's chemistry) it loses about 25% capacity, and the loss of capacity gets much faster after that.

It helps to keep the pack at lower charge, and not permit it getting too hot, and not charging or discharging it too rapidly, but it still happens.

Comment Re:A free search engine (Score -1, Troll) 151

Just India copying what other countries do. Space program - we'll have that. EU investigation into search engine ordering - done.

Not sure which country they're copying the "some guy did something wrong* so we'll sentence two of his sisters to being gang raped as a form of justice" thing from though. I suppose they have some originality after all. It's certainly a very very cheap way of running a legal system.

*Just kidding; he did nothing wrong.

Comment Re:Pointless (Score 1) 154

With uber or lyft, you can rate your driver, and the driver can rate the customer. I have never had either service with at least 4 stars out of 5 that dont know exactly where they are going, drive safely, and get me to my destination in a reasonably clean and unsmelly car. Lower stars, not as good service. Pretty simple.

You might once in a blue moon find an anomaly to that, but I haven't experienced it and I don't know anyone else who has.

The unfacts, did we have them, are too imprecisely few to warrant our certitude.