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Comment: Re:Farmers != Farm Workers (Score 1) 120

by EmagGeek (#47925319) Attached to: Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities

What you are suggesting is only possible after a second, much larger federal grant is secured.

"Omg, we've identified this potentially huge problem that we're going to spread FUD about. We need the taxpayer to give us MOAR MONEEZ to study it further, or WES ALLSA GONNA DIESA!"

Comment: Re:Fahrenheit? WTHolyF? (Score 2, Insightful) 210

by EmagGeek (#47893525) Attached to: SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

Yes, apparently it is too much to ask that people be correct these days.

The summary clearly states that 512GB of memory is 1000 times more than 512MB of memory, which is patently false. If you're making comparisons, you don't make absolute statements like this. You use qualifying words like "about 1000 times" or "approximately 1000 times" to let the reader know you do not mean to be precise.


Comment: Wrong thinking (Score 1) 499

"Colleagues who decry Barr's fate worry that the incident could make other scientists think twice about coming to work for NSF"

No, her fate will make other scientists think twice about getting involved with terrorist organizations and then lying about it on their background check applications.

Comment: Upstate South Carolina and the CATBUS (Score 1) 486

by EmagGeek (#47870979) Attached to: To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

Our area just picked up a few Proterra electric buses for use in the Catbus system, which serves Clemson University and the surrounding areas. There were some huge federal grants involved, and they have been riddled with problems, but have finally started running and carrying passengers. We're mostly a rural area and the bus system is free for all to use - paid for by Clemson University student fees and some taxpayer money from surrounding municipalities (Cities of Clemson, Seneca, Pendleton, and Central, afaik).

The buses are neat. They use overhead inductive chargers that are located at various places around town. I haven't ridden one yet (I prefer to get around by bicycle), but I hear they're pretty nice.

I am sure the impact on air quality is almost unmeasurable in our vast expanse of rural countryside, but in cities the impact could be huge.

Comment: Consensus does not have a bad reputation (Score 1) 770

by EmagGeek (#47853745) Attached to: How Scientific Consensus Has Gotten a Bad Reputation

In fact, consensus is a very valuable part of the cooperative scientific process.

The bad reputation belongs to those who attempt to use consensus as a substitute for proof. People like the IPCC, EPA, NOAA, NASA, and governments all over the world who are trying to use this climate change bogeyman as an excuse to foist oppressive political and economic regimes on free (and not free) people.

If I have not seen so far it is because I stood in giant's footsteps.