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Comment Re:So...a year with fewer hurricanes = no warming? (Score 0) 256

What's to forget? You never knew anything about it.

Neither did/do anyone who actually believes man is actually behind any steep curve in climate change/global warming. I guess if you drilled down to a granular-enough level, humans might be responsible for speeding up warming by like... 3 weeks and 4 days.

All of this would happen, just like it is, if the planet were barren. Of course, we'll never have any data that shows this since ANY set of data collected will always be analysed and presented in a way that supports the researchers doing the ehh... how to word this... 'science'.

It is nothing more than a myth to divide the people so the power players can conquer. The issue is divisive enough that both sides will never work together to actually figure out what is actually behind it. Anything done to try and combat it will be driven by profits and/or power, not anything that could genuinely affect what is happening.

For the record, I don't know what to believe (my post is just playing along with the mantra of the deniers (I figured I have to be on one side or the other); I went with them as I'm a huge X-Files fan (Deny everything!)). I gave up trying since neither side will budge an inch in any discussion and maybe re-think what they believe, since by god whatever side you're on, IS RIGHT!!

Comment Re:Emacs org mode (Score 1) 227

I couldn't agree more. There is something about writing your notes down that for me has a memory affect associated with it. I could take the same notes in a digital program, but when I do I just don't remember things like I do when writing them down. I still swear by notebooks at work, and have never had issues searching for anything I needed to look up.

Comment Re:how will you verify? (Score 1) 350

I did some contracting for a company that wanted a certain individual because he had what the CEO wanted regarding their project. He wrote the job description so exact, that there was no chance of anyone else having the exact qualifications he was looking for. He did post it like he was supposed to, and after no responses was able to get his H1B hire from India. I'm not sure about the changing jobs thing though, he worked for roughly a year then went to another job although I didn't have, nor did I want to know, the details behind it.

Comment Re: When The Lunatics Take Over The Asylum (Score 3, Insightful) 456

I grew up when it was OK for parents to discipline their children. I had to pick my own switch once, and only once. My kids did as well. And guess what, they grew up to be successful in school and their careers.

Being taught to respect authority isn't 'contending' with anything. They aren't going to grow up and be mentally ill due to getting a spanking when they misbehave. I firmly believe a lot of problems with today's children/young adults are a direct result of being brought up knowing there are no consequences for their actions.

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