It's called "Bush Derangement Syndrome". Look it up. It's a mental illness that causes people to start ranting apropos of nothing.
Why tell us about it? Go talk to your doctor.
It's Slashdot and the tech world's version of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Yes, although Slashdot and the tech world's version of Keeping Up with the Kardashians should be Keeping Up with the Cardassians.
It's a big electro magnet. Why can tilting it a couple of degrees break it?
The article doesn't say as far as I can tell, so I can only assume it's because it was built from crappy parts, or assembled by idiots.
It could be a Bitter electromagnet, which are constructed from thin disks of porous copper.
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Your computer is broken.
Thank you. Also known as appeal to belief. [nizkor.org] 98% of Americans believe in God. [gallup.com] Therefore, God must exist.
However, what is being said here is not that 97% of any group of people believe in any particular proposition. What is being said here is the 97% of studies in a field, based on empirical evidence and the application of the orthodox tools of science arrive at the same conclusion.
You cannot overcome this merely with an appeal to well-known logical fallacies, or any other rhetorical attack. You would need to look at the published work, show how the data that was missed, the data that ought not to have been incorporated, misapplied statistical methods etc, etc. In short, it is open to you to refute the orthodox position. But not by piss-farting around with rhetoric, or displaying your ignorance of the science of any particular previous climatic period like your common-or-garden variety denier (there I did as you asked)... all you have to do is show us the maths.
And might I add, I wish you every success in that endeavour. I live in hope that one day the IPCC will announce, "sorry folks we were all wrong, the Earth has some feedback mechanism we were not aware of and your great-grandchildren are safe." Anyway must run, I'm off to buy a lottery ticket
97% of scientific papers does not necessarily equal 97% of scientists
That is true. However what scientists personally believe is rather less relevant than what the science (ie. the ensemble of published papers) actually says. But that too is obvious.
I don't understand this "I don't want to be recorded" that people always go on about with this. Seriously, what is so special about you that a stranger would want to record you?
What is so special about my girlfriend that a stranger would want to record her? You, sir, have more faith in the average male technologist.
The only thing we're 100% sure of is that somewhere is a minimum wage welfare queen that's the reason why we're broke all the time. Buddy of mine put it best after he was down on his luck and tried to get some help from the gov't: "If it's so easy to get on welfare and cheat the system why don't you do it?"