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Comment: Re:In other words (Score 2, Insightful) 517

by GNT (#35167428) Attached to: Online-Only Currency BitCoin Reaches Dollar Parity

categorically false. a silver or gold dollar from 1789 to 1917 essentially had a constant value except in gold rush or silver rush towns. since 1917 the unitary dollar has lost 98% of its value. or in words the poster can understand, inflation of the dollar over the last ninety years was 50 fold.

Comment: Re:Dioxin is well-studied (Score 1) 343

by GNT (#32896080) Attached to: Infants Ingest 77 Times the Safe Level of Dioxin

Uh no -- I quote

In many parts of the world, the daily intake of dioxins
seems to be at or above the so-called AI)I (acceptable
daily intake, 1 or 10 pg/kg body weight) value. However,
a proper basis for the determination of TEQs for dioxin
congeners is stlli not sufficiently well established; no
health risk to the general population emerges from the
data of toxicity and tissue concentration in animals.
This conclusion is further supported by data from people
with enhanced burdens of dioxins as a result of occupational,
accidental, or environmental exposures.

Comment: Re:!Science (Score 1, Informative) 701

by GNT (#32871548) Attached to: Climategate and the Need For Greater Scientific Openness

Ozone hole has turned out to be a natural phenomena not related CFC. (Never mind the pesky volcano spewing all sorts of ozone-depleting stuff near the damn ozone hole...)

Acid rain -- noone, anywhere, ever even slightly inconvenienced by the "acid rain".

While it is true that smoking can cause lung cancer, you might want to look up the rate of lung cancer in non-smokers...

Comment: Re:Impressive (Score 1) 701

by GNT (#32871408) Attached to: Climategate and the Need For Greater Scientific Openness

Which just goes to show you that you have no clue about peer review.

The mainstay of peer review IS demolishing the case brought in the paper, raising objections and sending them back to the drawing board.

And just to finish it all off:,_Its_Wrong

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. -- Poul Anderson