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Comment: Re:offgassing is a function of pressure (Score 1) 272

by K. S. Kyosuke (#47750791) Attached to: Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor

As sea level rises, pressure at the seabed increases and offgassing decreases. So if seabed methane is a contributor to global warming, then it will cause sea level rise, thus limiting itself

With what coefficient, though? Will it decrease significantly before London, Netherlands, and major West Coast and East Coast cities are under water? Sea bed is really deep, a few meters of extra water isn't going to change anything.

Comment: Re:In 1984... (Score 1) 327

by K. S. Kyosuke (#47743619) Attached to: ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

As for "quantitative anthropology," there are a few sources out there that mention applying quantitative methods back then, but I doubt there was as much computer use as in, say, economics. On the other hand, I know a number of people who did their doctoral dissertations in the humanities in the 1960s and early 1970s who were making use of computers to try things similar to what we'd called "digital humanities" today. And I've read papers in the humanities using computer-aided analysis going back to at least the early 1960s. Perhaps it was the "space race" era or something that influenced those projects, but computers were around particularly at universities.

One word: SNOBOL. :-)

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